May 20, 2017

Hollywood comes to Dublin and it could be a visionary blockbuster

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On Thursday evening, after a day finalising a new documentary on Brexit and Ireland, which airs on RTÉ One on Monday night, I slumped down, like so many hundreds of thousands of Irish workers, knackered in front of the TV. It was well gone “wine o’clock”, so with a deserved glass in hand, I flicked through the options.

 

The range of choice these days, from Netflix and Amazon to terrestrial TV, is truly extraordinary. Finally, I decided to watch the end of a compelling documentary series on BBC4 about OJ Simpson. When you know how the story ends, tuning in at episode five is no big deal.

 

Coming shortly after the Netflix documentary ‘The People v OJ Simpson’, this one was called ‘OJ, Made in America’. An Oscar-winner, the documentary series is about the Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman murders, and OJ’s trial, acquittal, subsequent life and the overarching role of race which dominated one of the biggest media events in US history. In truth, it was a media circus as much as a criminal trial.

 

The quantity of quality TV and film content available to us now is mind-boggling. All around the world, TV and film is a massively growing industry. It is mainly an English-language phenomenon, already worth $130bn per year. The industry is set to grow in double digits as people like us change our viewing habits.

 

When it comes to film and TV, we are living in an age of great disruption.

 

In the past, the TV companies (usually large nationalised corporations) and the local cinema cartels controlled the distribution of TV and film content. Not any more. Technology has changed all that. The new players – such as Netflix and Amazon – in cahoots with the broadband providers have turned the TV world on its head and the upshot is that the old monopolies no longer control distribution. People are watching whatever they want, whenever they want.

 

This is bad news for the old business model, but like so many other disruptions it creates massive opportunities.

 

And the disruption is not only centered on content distribution, there is also another profound disruption going on and that is the end of patience. When I was a boy, the “Who shot JR?” slogan captured the nation. It was a cross-cultural mania: my Mass-going granny in West Cork demanded to know “Who shot JR” as did my wife’s strict Presbyterian grandmother in rural Antrim. What they had in common was patience — the patience to wait for the next series of ‘Dallas’ to find out what happened.

 

Nowadays, people want a box set to binge on. The notion of the cliffhanger gripping a nation for months on end is gone as we binge on three episodes in a row until, delirious from lack of sleep, we realise it’s 2am on a school night and we are addicted to “just one more episode”.

 

This is the new way of consuming TV and film.

 

The younger you are, the less patience you have. The end of patience implies that more and more content is being made, watched and discarded. But it is being consumed and because the model of consuming has changed where we pay subscriptions, the demand for content will be as voracious as the sum of our appetites.

 

This disruption in the production, distribution and consumption of TV and film provides an amazing opportunity for creative industries here in Ireland. Hollywood is bursting at capacity and giant American studios are scouring the world for ideal locations to make TV. Why not Ireland?

 

The other day walking through Dublin Airport, I marvelled to myself at the outrageous success of Ryanair. What right had a country like Ireland, with no history in aviation manufacturing, to end up having the biggest airline company in Europe? Had you suggested such a thing two or three decades ago, people would have thought you were bonkers, but it happened. Ryanair is the biggest operator in Europe by a country mile.

 

If Ireland can host the largest airline operator in Europe, why not the largest film and TV business in time?

 

Arguably, we are much better suited to build on an existing film and TV industry, and one that is already vibrant. Last year, Ireland had an embarrassment of riches at the Oscars’ top table.

 

Imagine if those movies had been made here as well as being driven by Irish creative talent?

 

For years, the Irish film and TV industries have been quasi-extractive. By this I mean Irish talent was often extracted out of here and fused with American or British capital, to write and star in films or series that were produced elsewhere.

 

So why not aim to produce it here and keep the value added in Ireland? Sometimes an industry makes sense for a country.

 

However, you can’t just produce films and TV series without the infrastructure. As someone who sometimes makes documentaries, it’s clear that over the past few years advances in technology mean studios are replacing locations. In film, this move is much more evident. So to be in with a shout of getting some of this global business, Dublin needs a state-of-the-art studio.

 

This is why the decision taken on Thursday by Dublin City Council to set aside space for a world-class film studio in the new Poolbeg special development zone is such an encouraging one.

 

The City Council voted unanimously to include the site for a large Hollywood-style movie studio down in Poolbeg just beneath the iconic Pigeon House towers.

 

This is an excellent decision and one that shows real vision for the future of the city as a destination for high-end content, creative people as well as lots of other jobs. You might not realise that it takes loads of different types of workers to make films and TV, from painters and decorators, carpenters and set designers, to scriptwriters, musicians, actors and directors as well as accountants, lawyers and money men.

 

It’s a huge intertwined and overlapping ecosystem.

 

By setting aside space for this type of studio, the Council has shown true ambition for the city. This move could well be seen as the creative and artistic version of the setting up of the IFSC.

 

You need the vision to see that things can be done and you need luck in terms of whether your timing is right. Thirty years ago, the global finance industry was in its infancy, today it is huge and the IFSC gamble paid off. The omens for making TV and film globally now look much more attractive.

 

The Poolbeg studios could be the idea whose time has come.


  1. dorn

    Why does Dublin *need* one? What wrong wth the one launched recently in Limerick: http://troystudios.ie – oh that right, if its outside the pale nobody cares.

    • THRASHTHENEWS12

      It doesn’t need one. Never mind Limerick, there is already one in Dublin left idle that could be upgraded. Ardmore Studios

      If someone actually did some real journalism here they might unearth a typical Irish story, instead of the banal headline “Hollywood comes to Dublin” I would almost guarantee there is some rentier developer scam here

      • THRASHTHENEWS12

        Correction to my post: Well Ardmore is in Wicklow but that’s even more suitable an area..

        Maybe I’ll look into this myself and break it down might be an interesting story

    • McCawber

      Hi Adam
      An observation.
      I’m getting the impression that you are guiding people towards ethereum rather than bitcoin, should they decide to get involved.
      Would you have a preference between the two “coins”.
      Would you consider a conversion of existing bitcoins to ethereum either partial or total to be something worth considering.
      Thanks in advance.
      Even a no comment would be welcome so that I know you’ve seen this post.

      • I advised someone to go 50/50 on here the other day.

        Go with that if you want Mr McCawber.

        But let’s be honest – you aren’t going to go with anything.

        • Truthist

          I would if I could afford it ;
          Unfortunately, I cannot now.

          But, I was very near to buying Ethereum at $ 140 approx with the very little cash I have to last me & mine for next few weeks ;
          Instantly after that I would have to sell as much items I own so as to recover as much as possible of that expenditure.
          Otherwise, basically no funds for to buy food.
          Yes, it is that bad ;
          I do not even get Child Benefit from the State for mine.

          So, I say this for to let u know that I am sincere, & thus was not personally wasting ur time.
          Also, I was pursuing this matter with u with view that others benefit from my line of questioning & ur particular answers in tandem with the other very worthy posts made by those posters on that actual thread.

          Much thanks for ur very learned input ;
          I believe that there are folks who as readers-solely that have since purchased Ethereum on the basis of our discussion, & in particular because of ur trustworthy opinion on the merits of buying some.
          But, I have a hunch that these buyers are not as interested as u with ur aim to use Ethereum for business models having Ethereum as choice medium of exchange.

          ///////////////////

          Adam, please feel free to highlight any other “new kid on the block” crypto-currency when it is only a pauper,
          a la
          Ethereum at $ 1 or such at 12 months ago approx when u did happen to recommend buying it to folks here.

          I still think that even at $ 10 the unitiated are very apprehensive as to how exactly go about buying whatever crypto-currency ;
          They fear that the process will be too difficult a learning curve, & they fear about the security of their payment for it, & also they fear about the safety of their own computer systems & data vis-a-vis the online nature of crypto-currency.

          ………………..

          Just to interject on my on-going request ;

          Presently, is there any other crypto-currency currently available for $ 10 or less to buy that u would recommend buying with view that it too will rise in relatively short time to $ 2,000 as Ethereum is expected to do withing next 12 months ?

          • michaelcoughlan

            Hi,

            I am sorry to see you in poor circumstances. I am not sure if you are married with kids or not but it seems you are.

            Crypto currencies are not the place for what few bob you have left. Food for your family is.

            You spend waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy too much time writing contributions to the blog and not enough time looking for a job or some line of income.

            I suggest your abilities lie in academic research or something like genealogical research etc. try there.

            The most important thing adam says about crypto currencies is that the must be PUT TO WORK. It’s only THEN they will have intrinsic value. Their “value” from people buying and selling them in speculative fashion is only transitory.

            You will need extensive financial trading skills to manage a position in a cryptocurrency however small to prevent yourself getting wiped out due to the volatility. I don’t think you have those skills.

            Best regards,

            Michael.

  2. Deco

    [
    The City Council voted unanimously to include the site for a large Hollywood-style movie studio down in Poolbeg just beneath the iconic Pigeon House towers.
    ]

    Un-fu(ken_believable.

    Dublin sh1tty council are presiding over a housing crisis, and would be better employed attending to the needs of the people for more residential housing.

    In particularly the need for residential development as close as possible to the employment and university activity in Dublin City.

    And this is what they give the people.

    If you want housing, try moving to Carlow, or somewhere at the end of a long commute.

    Dublin sh1tty council should p1ss off and go to Hollywood. They are a complete waste of time. And the people of Dublin should hang their heads in shame at such a gang of out-of-touch morons are coming up with this nonsense.

    Hollywood Ireland, would be better located in Wicklow. Or perhaps even Carlow. Anywhere else.

    DCC can now rub shoulders with celebrities, and make themselves feel all fuzzy and important.

    Whilst the young people queue over night for new apartments in Laois or Kildare.

    DCC = Dubliners Condemned to Commute.

    Their rules on apartments are ridiculous. A Canadian firm meets the guidelines that are deemed more than satisfactory, in cities like Vancouver and Toronto. Cities which routinely head up the list of the world’s most liveable areas. And DCC produce guidelines of their own which are deliberately creating a residential supply shortage, and which rule out the same Canadian developments.

    And now DCC want to mix with professional pretenders.

    Because that is the one thing that DCC and Hollywood have in common.

    They are both full of professional pretenders.

    • Deco

      Correction:Both DCC and Hollyweird are full of overpaid pretenders.

      Unfortunately, while Hollyweird can be ignored, DCC cannot.

      DCC Deliberately Constraining Construction.

      Build Dublin upwards like a proper city. Los Angeles is the very opposite of worthy urban planning.

  3. Deco

    My proposal : as many sites as possible, need to be strictly residential with supporting commercial activity.

    And high density residential.

    The demand is there.

    DCC are morons. More concerned about celebrity pretenders than the people.

    • THRASHTHENEWS12

      Maybe if it was law that politicians and Ministers were not allowed to play local politics and block planning permission for stupid reasons, pandering to middle class voters in suburban areas, the process would be speeded up and less costly.

      It’s not really all about supply and demand, this one is really a price bubble now, which motivates buyers. Rinse and repeat

  4. mike flannelly

    Great game today with Cork and Tipp. Well done Cork.
    Match of the Day is coming on now. Liverpool came 4th.

    Rte tomorrow will tell us that Liverpool MIGHT come 4th.

    Last Thursday and Friday we had the RTE Leo blitz. It was relentless. Im neutral they would say followed by LEO LEO LEO.

    On Friday Sean Barrett declared for Simon Coveney on the News at One.

    On the Three O Clock rte radio 1 news the news reader declared that it was all Leo and maybe later Sean Barrett MIGHT possibly declare for Simon Coveney.

    There used to be a saying that NO NEWS WAS GOOD NEWS.

    I dont know much about Leo but that Irelands media are desperate to have Leo for their boring pre prepaired narritivies.

    Awful stuff.

    No policy. Buns and bananas for Irelands monkey media.

    In 2015 sick old people in their 90 s were left on trolleys in Irish hospitals because there was a major lack of nurses. Leo was minister for health.

    The first thing you do is measure the problem.

    The ONLY documented info about numbers of Irish Nurses and Beds is the OECD health report.

    It tells us that Ireland has 50% more nurses than the UK and something like more than 34% more nurses than the OECD average.

    Ireland have the HIGHEST ratio of nurses to beds in the OECD.

    Roisin Shortall tells us that at 19bn for 4.8m pop Ireland has the largest health budget in the EU.

    On Sean O Rourke some lad blabbed on about there being major underfunding in Irish Health for years. Sean said nothing .

    Dr Leo Varadkar rather than measure the problem for the sick children and old people declared

    I WANT OUT OF HEALTH.

    GREAT.

    Leadership my arse.

    Unlike Dr Leo, Simon Harris has promised a hospital bed review.

    For the sake of the next generation we need honesty and measurement.

    Not buns and bananas.

  5. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Regarding David’s article, I think that out of all decisions Dublin Council has made, this is one of the few that I would consider laudable rather than, like, totally outrageous, like further reducing the maximum height of the buildings.
    Or building a Port Tunnel that turns, leaks and is too low.
    Coupled with two tram lines that do not connect (as if it wasn’t bad enough that two railway stations also do not connect), giving them track width different to rail tracks (thus ensuring they will never connect), and breaking the camel’s back by the 145 straw – to celebrate the great achievements of the Celtic Tiger, the Dublin City Council’s planning offspring, Dublin Bus, reduced during the roaring noughties the number of bus lines to Bray from 4 to 1 (during the Bertie era, they – DB, but they intertwine with Dublin Council and NTA in a Dadaistic sort of way, with all planning made by a drunk poet -) – while the number of social partnerships shoot up to over 140, that is more than Benito Mussolini – who invented them – had.

    So, in the ocean of negativity (financial troubles of Ardmore is another one), this (that Hollywood moves to Dublin) has been a v e r y good news. Just hope that it will turn out a bigger success than Frankie Goes To Hollywood with their one good song.

    I can picture a movie coming from “Poolberg”. It might be a moving story about a poor buy from Drumcondra, who won his first million placing small bets on horses, and then agreed to spend 64bn to pay Angela Merkel’s bank gambling. It could be called “Angela’s arses”.

    Regarding our discussion on farmers and licensing from last week.

    SEEDS AND COPYRIGHTS

    Starting with GMO, for a long time I was very sceptical towards the GMO sceptics – since mankind has always been modifying food, and practically no veg resembles the veg that grew naturally thousends of years ago, I was inclined to classify the GMO scepticism as one of those wacky things.

    Until…

    I found out about all this farming seed-copyrights stuff – this copyrights thing is no longer pain-in-the-ass for white-collar workers, but for blue-collar workers too: so much so that in Poland Monsanto initiated legal proceedings against farmers whose crops had been accidentally (by wind) pollinated by crops from their neighbours farms – btw, this is one of the reason why I was against CETA, which would make that even worse, making it possible for corporations to overrule national jurisdictions.

    WHO BENEFITS FROM COPYRIGHTS NOW?

    Now
    I don’t want to be misunderstood and let anyone thing that I’m against copyrights – of course not (although – speaking of pain-in-the-ass for white-collar workers – I had to sign a waiver with my book publisher on royalties from my parts of the book).

    However, there is two points to make on that:

    1. In today’s corporative world (not to confuse with capitalism: capitalism = free market; corporatism = fascism), those who benefit the most from copyrights are not the CREATORS of the content, but DISTRIBUTORS of the content.

    2. Copyrights now became ridiculous. It stretches from online messaging (one company has recently sued Facebook and Twitter claiming they have copyrights to the idea of online messaging), having a song played in the background of your YouTube video, to, like you said,the fact that

    “the 10000 year old varieties they have saved for that period of time are no longer allowed to be used.”

    Btw, people say that if copyrights were not being strictly executed, there would be no incentive for inventing anything.
    While this might be true for writing the opera or history book (even thoug in Middle Ages works of arts were being done and they were not copyrighted – althought the artists were paid handsomely), generally it is not true.

    For example, in the second half of the 19th century, there were no copyrights in Holland and Switzerland, and while in Switzerland GDP per capita was less than of an average Czech, Holland was one of the cradles of technology and manufacturing.
    Besides, the list of non-copyrighted inventions includes:

    Jet engine
    Ball-point pen
    Zipper
    Matches
    Emoticons
    World Wide Web
    AK-47 Kalashnikov

    On the other hand, Ron Klein who did patent the credit card strip in 1968, never saw any money from it, which exemplifies my thesis that not the creators get money for being creative, but distributors.

    For example, J.K.Rowling has taken some of her stories from Roald Dahl – compare her depiction of the Dursley family with characters from Dahl’s boos, such as Wormwoods from “Matilda”, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker from “James and the Giant Peach”, and Grandma from “George’s Marvellous Medicine” – yet someone has decided to pump huge money into global marketing of J. K. Rowling (her books could NOT have been t h a t good if, before money was spent on marketing, publishers didn’t want them; while Samuel Huntington has PLAGIARISED Feliks Koneczny, and while Koneczny is unknown outside Poland and readers of this blog, Huntington is a world fame).
    Why Ms Rowling, why her secondary books, why now? I think that some leftist would rather promote Satanism or feminist would wear burkas rather than say anything positive about Christianity (not to be confused with Vatican). But I’m digressing.

    So – copyrights: companies like Monsanto are c..ts when it comes to chasing farmers for copyrights in countries like the UK, Poland or India, but they are usually the last to accept their responsibility for anything – for example, after Brofiscin Quarry had been used as a waste site by Monsanto, a 2005 report by Environmental Agency Wales (EAW) found that the quarry contained up to 75 toxic substances, including heavy metals, Agent Orange and PCBs – yet while in February 2011 Monsanto agreed to help with the costs of remediation, they did not accept responsibility for the pollution (so farmers are chased for copyrights if their farms get a c c i d e n t a l l y pollinated by wind from other farms with Monsanto seeds, but Monsanto is not responsible for d e l i b e r a t e pollution).

    PRE-COPYRIGHTS SOFTWARE, EASY-TO-REPAIR TRACTORS MANUFACTURED IN POLAND

    Now, as to tractors, some of those tractors produced in India you mentioned when you wrote:

    “Just to let you know re software in tractors et. Farmers can choose. I suspect you are talking about a Massey Ferguson derivative. MF established factories abroad producing older designs like the mf 35 first produced in the early 1950?s. There are still factories producing these tractors brand new in India and former Yugoslavia”

    are produced in India on the licence that the Ursus factory in Warsaw sold for peanuts, after David Rockefeller’s Foundation decided to “modernise” the Polish agriculture.

    Now, readers in Ireland (maybe apart from those using the Ursus tractors, as there are a few on DoneDeal) would be amazed to read that Ursus was not some communist tractor factory that came from the USSR on patents sold or stolen from the US, but that they had been producing their own tractors before Harry Ferguson was producing his own tractors!

    Yep! (I deliberately said “yep” and not “yup!”, as the word “yup” has copyrights – Mr Dave Hester from A&E’s reality show “Storage Wars” was involved in a legal battle over it with rapper Mr Trey Songz, who claims that he’s been yupping people since at least 2009 (the court found that, the main difference was that Mr Songz’ version “resembles an animal-like or nonhuman squeal which begins with a distinct ‘yeeee’ sound before finishing with a squeal-like ‘uuuup’ sound,” as opposed to Mr Hester’s own “monosyllabic sounding guttural auction bidding phrase.”).

    When in 1920 Harry Ferguson demonstrated early versions of his three-point linkage on Fordson tractors at Cork and at Dearborn (earlier in 1917, Mr Feguson met Charles E. Sorensen while Sorensen was in England scouting production sites for the Fordson tractor, and they discussed methods of hitching the implement to the tractor to make them a unit – as opposed to towing the implement like a trailer). But these were basically Fordson tractors, not Ferguson tractors.

    So…

    When on 29 June 1939 when Harry Ferguson presented his o w n tractor, Ford-Ferguson 9N, Ursus in Poland – established in 1893 and producing exhaust engines and then later trucks and metal fittings intended for the Russian Tsar – were producing their own tractors from 1930.

    DIGRESSION ON MR FERGUSON AND GOLDEN YEARS OF FORMULA 1

    But the reason why Mr Ferguson was great was because he utilised an open centre differential gear thus inventing a four wheel drive system (few people know that his system was used in Formula 1 – no less but 8 different F1 cars used it – first in 1961 Ferguson P99-Climax, which was the last front-engined car ever to win a Formula 1 event, and the only reason why it didn’t win more Grands Prix (yea, that’s right – even Mr Brundle from Sky Sports F1 doesn’t know that in English. the plural of “Grand Prix” is “Grands Prix”) was, as usually, the overregulation – the Formula 1 governing decided to reduce the size of F1 engines by 40% for 1961, making the extra weight of the 4WD transmission a much bigger penalty). Btw, Sir Stirling Moss nominated the P99 as his favourite of all the F1 cars he drove – and he drove the best, like invincible Mercedes W196 and Maserati 250F.

    Speaking of 250F – if any of the Rockefellers family members are reading this, consider this: as Maserati’s 250F replica built in the UK and called Tipo 250F is, out of all cars, my dream car for Sundays – with its easy to maintain straight six running three Weber carburettors, its engine sound and my propensity to use the so called “Scandinavian flick” while driving (I won a go-karting competition in Kylemore in 2008 doing that – and lapping the slowest competitor after only 4 laps – for which I received a certificate and a cup, which I have up till this day), for which this car would be perfect (besides, I love things that are hand-made) – I promise I will never ever write anything bad about you or Monsanto again, if only some of your immense wealth can be channelled into buying me this replica ;-).

    TWO TALES OF TWO TRACTOR COMPANIES: FERGUSON AND URSUS

    During WWII the Germans had stolen the Ursus factory, workers and patents and took it to Germany – as it was their custom at the time.

    Yet after the war, the Ursus Factory was rebuilt and started producing tractors, together with Czechoslovakia.

    Ursus Hellas tractors were produced in Greece, while Ursus Italtractor and Bubba licensed Ursus tractors were built in Italy. AVTO Ursus also sold in Europe (“Bizon” harvesting combine was sold in the Netherlands), as were Finn Ursus in Finland. Agromed tractors were sold in Turkey. Escort licensed in 1965 to build Ursus tractors in India.

    HOW THE ORDINARY “URSUS” TRACTORS FACTORY WORKERS – NOT CIA – LED TO THE CREATION OF “SOLIDARNOSC” MOVEMENT (that was later taken over by unsavoury characters).

    In 1970s, the Ursus factory was the focus of an extensive investment initiative in the 1970s under Comrade Edward Gierek. But under the socialist regime, there was a lot of mal-investment, and as occupied county, Poland had very bad deals with USSR. Still, the quality of Ursus tractors was very high. However, after OPEC, even the stagnation in the West began to take its toll even on isolated socialist Poland, and food/goods/petrol shortages started to rear their ugly heads again.

    On 25 June 1976 in response to a rise in food prices, the workers of Ursus, acting in solidarity with workers in Radom and many other areas, went on strike and blocked and destroyed parts of the main east-west and north-south rail lines leaving Warsaw. This was one of the largest and most disruptive strikes that occurred that day, and resulted in the prime minister announcing on television the withdrawal of the food price increase. Something had to be done lest the protest would spread all over Poland – so in 1977, a 7.9 million dollar export-import bank loan and a 7 million dollar loan from private American banks were granted to the Ursus tractor factory for the purpose of purchasing machine tools from the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company of Rockford, Illinois, and Gleason Works in Rochester, New York. However, such investment programmes became inefficient and failed, leaving Poland with an immense debt, because in the 1980s, the interest rates in the US went up to 20%, and 25 billion dollars in total locked into unfinished projects in Polish industry were speculated to require an additional 50 billion dollars to complete – while the loans already taken doubled from 25bn to over 40bn due to interest rates alone, out of which 1bn loan went into Ursus, after which it turned out that – boohoo – those tractors could not be sold out in the West due to 1980s embargo on exports from Poland (incidentally, first reports in both East German and West German media on introducing the Martial Law were rather enthusiastic to Gen. Jaruzelski, who was openly supported by West German Chancellor Schmidt).

    URSUS TRACTORS AFTER THE 1989 “ROUND TABLE”

    After 1989 transformation, Poland was on a verge of signing a huge contract with Africa, with its simple and robust Ursus tractors perfect for their conditions. This was too much for some competitors – Ursus creditors pressed them with repaying all the debt they were owed, and they blocked access to funds needed for the daily operations of the Ursus factory, whereupon the Ursus factory was closed and the license was sold to India. People always talk about the debt forgiveness that Poland received from the IMF in the early 1990s (which was, percentage-wise, less than the debt forgiveness Germany and Greece have received – but I won’t be breaking my lance for that).

    BUT

    People in Ireland – and that includes our host – are not aware that the mythical IMF debt forgiveness was in fact A HOSTILE TAKEOVER: writing off the interest rates that accumulated in the 1980s (interest rates, because Poland had paid off the ACTUAL 1970s debt) IN EXCHANGE FOR FACTORIES AND AGRICULTURE BOUGHT FOR NEXT TO NOTHING OR, OFTEN – NOTHING.

    This is what was left from their once one of the most prosperous tractor factories in the world – and modern too – after the IMF debt forgiveness:

    http://www.opuszczone.net/zaklady-mechaniczne-ursus

    But after two decades of non-existence (1990s-2000s), Ursus are re-opened and started a joint venture with the Ukrainian manufacturer Bogdan for trolleybuses production. Until, of course, the war in the Ukraine broke out.
    Whatever doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger, so recently they designed a new, robust model – before they started selling it, they had taken one of them to South America and drove 20,000km (I don’t think they licence software on it):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdIlvfHTftg

    and are trying to regain the ground lost after the Carolingians and Rockefellers “modernisation” of Polish agriculture (read: making sure it ain’t too competitive).

    So they signed an agreement worth USD 10 million in 2014 to deliver 3000 tractors to Ethiopia. They now employ 710 people (down from over 20,000 in 1990). That’s 710 people not emigrating to UK, Ireland and Norway. Let’s hope no war breaks out in Ethiopia any time soon (or that the Chinese won’t colonise it, because Chinese colonisation usually means for indigenous workers – more even than the German dominance of the EU – the end of any quality jobs: the best example is that after the Chinese colonisation of Gambia, election was won on the slogan: “British, come back”).

    P.S. You might find this interesting:
    http://www.dw.com/en/polish-town-says-no-to-shale-gas/a-16911687

    Now. I’ve nothing against i m p o r t i n g a shale gas, if it’s cheaper than the Russian gas (as Poland was paying the highest gas prices in Europe for the Russian gas, despite writing off all Gazprom debts, all gas from everywhere is cheaper; same for Ireland – the third most energy dependent state in the EU – far more than Poland is, because Poland is also getting its gas from Norway and the US).

    But

    F r a c k i n g in Europe is another thing.
    There are only two countries in Europe that allowed themselves to be so screwed by energy monopolists: Poland with Gazprom, and Ireland with Shell (just look at what Saudi Arabia and Israel are getting from their deals with the US companies).
    Will we ever learn?
    No, we won’t, because someone has been consistently voting for the same Big Four, and it wasn’t me: politics in Ireland is about more important things, such as – should the Taoiseach have built another national stadium? Who is more pretty – Mr Coveney or Mr Varadkar (I have be straight: I don’t know)?

    I just hope that Ireland as a filmbase will get a smarter marketing than FF (FF means “fer fuck’s…”) Tánaiste Mary Coughlan promoting the Government’s “aggressive” strategy of Building Ireland’s Smart Economy in 2009. She attracted some criticism after saying that the IDA would be marketing Ireland as the innovation island and I quote – “like Einstein explaining his theory of evolution”. She attracted further criticism for referring to the Green Party in a radio interview in Irish as “na glasrai” (vegetables), instead of “An Comhaontas Glas”. Both criticisms were in my opinion unfair – first of all, Lenin had a minister that was even more stupid – his first Minister of Culture was a dude who couldn’t write and read; secondly, na Glasraí is t h e correct name of the Green Party – after all, they were brain-dead.

  6. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Speaking of tractors. Guys – this is just ridiculous. I would support it if it was a car or a motorbike, but

    https://www.donegalnow.com/news/jail-farmer-caught-driving-tractor-disqualified/163730

    Look: I was driving tractor when I was 12, and a motorbike at around the same age (at 80km/h). At the age of 16, I was driving a car on empty (and straigh – roads in Poland do not turn every 3 seconds) B roads at 150km/h. This is safer than people driving their cars on M50 at 40km/h blocking the entire motorway, or two lorries doing the same.

    My cousin, who was from a country-side, was driving a tractor through the village since he was 8 or 9; and at 16, he could disassemble and assemble his motorbike (I could only do that with a bicycle).

    The Donegal farmer – and Donegal is much more empty than 1970s Poland B – was only “taking the tractor from his house down to the farm, literally 100 yards away on the back road”.

    So the State chases this, while it

    - has 6 times more gun crime per person than England and Wales,
    - the State loses millions in revenue because of white-collar fraud;
    - out of 10 crime cases reported to the Gardai, actually one results in a prosecution, and
    - “of 37 countries analysed for a European Commission report on European justice systems in 2008, Ireland spent the least of all countries on the courts, prosecution services and legal aid.”

    Mind you – I am n o t saying that the Court’s decision was wrong. In fact, I d o n ‘ t think that the Judge had any other option.

    I am just saying – what are the priorities in the wheels of justice: farmers driving tractors one hundred yards? TV license? Or murders and burglaries?

    But someone might say to that: dura lex, sed lex.

    And I say this: if the courts want to be oh-so-fucking-strict on petty crime, I propose that perhaps s o m e (not all) Judges – I am referring to phone tapping reports in Ireland (which are less transparent than those in fascist Italy) – should first learn how to write proper reports that would prove that they can do a better job than every intern on JobBridge would, for so far, when it comes to phone tapping, they have been doing a worse job.

    For example, this a typical annual report on phone tapping:

    Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill (some considered him Ireland’s top Judge); his report on phone tapping in Ireland in 2013:

    “I am the Designated Judge”, bla-bla-bla, bla-bla-bla, and on the actual phone tapping in Ireland in 2013, there is only one sentence:

    “I also spoke to the persons with responsibility for the operation of the above Acts, in each location (yep: he claims he was able to investigate phone tapping in Ireland in Garda, Revenue, Defense Forces, etc in one day, and that he was in each of those locations, and read what he needed to read), and all of my queries were answered to my satisfaction”.

    He also writes that he examined all he had to examine, and that he is satisfied about the phone tapping in Ireland in 2013.

    In contrast, his collegues reports in the UK have well over 100 pages, and so do his collegues reports in the US, even after the NSA scandal (they all have to examine purpose tappings and specify which were mistaken and which were illegal).

    I read all reports of all Judges on phone tapping since 2006, and they all sound the same – that is like written by a 12 year old.

    But

    The law on driving tractors from your barn to your house works spot-on in Ireland.

    • Truthist

      I tell u this Grzegorz ;

      Inventors & Innovators & other creatives — incl. special Entrpreneurs & budding Industrialists with social conscience & who are in the project mainly for betterment of mankind — will get organised to place their ideas OUTSIDE OF SHAM-ROCK REPUBLIC because of the likes of Orwellian nightmare that Land-of-Ire has been continuously since Robert Peel set up the Peelers here.

      Golden opportunity there for entrepreneur to organise such a flight of the creative geese out of this Civil SERPENT-ridden-cum-Professional Class-Corporate D’IRE-land Hell-Hole ;

      Poland may be 1 such sanctuary ;
      And, for some, there is the expectation that the women less prone to the Anglo-phone affected misandry aul bollox & of glistening eyes.

      LOTS OF BITCHES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RUTHLESSLY F..KING AROUND THE PEOPLE ON BEHALF OF THE TOP NOMENKLATURA [ MALE & FEMALE & GENDER-FLUID ]

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        Speaking of sanctuaries: metro in Warsaw (Europe) and in Paris (Third World); one commentator is surprised that
        “Why is there no feces or urine or nogs smoking blunts?”

        https://twitter.com/AltRight_Report/status/862779714741694469/photo/1

        • Truthist

          Female by name Kirst of that Twiter thread ;
          Bit swarthy herself.
          Some fascist tendencies ; I not like that
          She against abortion ; I agree with her
          And, she quite cute

          Witty contributions even if not PC

          Reckon that DMW Twitter a/c is VERY PC

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Kirst describes herself as a national socialist, so fascist tendencies (more Nazi tendencies) are not a surprise.
            “Bit swarthy herself.” – yes, that’s the first thing I’ve noticed. Maybe it’s a provocation?
            Usually people who cross the border between patriotism or nationalism and flirt with chauvinism (or even xenophobia) are descendants of the immigrants.

            I.e.
            Otto Skorzenny – Skorzenny sound west Slavic to me, probably Czech or Slovak, maybe Polish. Interestingly, out of all top Nazis, only Hitler pronounced it correctly (with the “rz”).
            Farage – French immigrant, and not Norman, but much later – Hugenots (of course, I don’t compare Mr Farage to the Austrian SS-Obersturmbannführer).
            Józef Pilsudski – grandmother immigrant from Ireland, from the house of Butler.
            Gerard Celente – I don’t even have to explain – W.A.S.P. or Italian he ain’t anyway. Mr Celente definitely shows some racist tendencies.
            Eamon De Valera – Mr De Valera was neither xenophobic nor chauvinist; however, he was 100% immigrant, according to the current Irish law. I softened a little bit to Mr De Valera after this lecture:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3gs8Ad532g

            Btw, speaking of surnames: did you know that President Putin’s grandfather, Spiridon Putin, cooked for Lenin? And speaking of Lenin, I’m sure this will interest you (although the website is quite dotty):

            https://zaidpub.com/2013/12/16/the-secret-of-vladimir-lenins-mausoleum-the-teraphim/

        • Truthist

          Celente reminds us that he is Italian.

          If not, is he Romanian ?

          ////////////////////

          I must depart computer for some hours ;
          I hope that u engage with Adam as to how exactly buy some Ethereum.

          By the way, I notice that Microsoft have integrated Ethereum into the design of some of their specialised cloud services ;
          Or something like that.
          I think that this Crypto-Currency is a stayer.

          Here’s hoping that u & Tony Brogan & Michael Coughlin & Adam also of course — all interlocutors on this particular subject — buy some Ethereum before it goes beyond $ 200.

          Very seldom opportunity with high profit of high enough probability for ordinary adult this is.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            But that’s assuming that “Celente” is his real name.

            He’s bound by FTC rules and regulations on what he can and can’t say. He “predicts” the economic collapse, and then simultaneously he bets against the US dollar. Remember his “Flash Crash” of 2010 that was supposed to happen? The stock market’s servers indeed have crashed, but that was because the high frequency trading algorithms were programmed to crash them (some traders were arrested for that and one hedge fund closed). Mr Celente profits from such events.

            That would not matter that much if he was getting his prognoses right. But he almost never gets it right, and then removes fails prognoses from his website.

            I still cannot stop laughing how he got President Trump’s foreign policy wrong and how I got it right, and how surprised he is about it (btw, he “predicted” Trump’s victory as early as September 2016 – he boasts – well, I predicted it as early as October 2015, and put my money into it).

            On a positive note, he is a good -albeit tedious – comedian. He devoloped a unique screaming style, of an old frog that wants to mate but cannot. I like the passion in his voice, akin to some wacky Jewish prophets from 1 century AD.

            Geopolitics, though? He ain’t got a fucking clue.

            Besides:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWBuGAHYTLI

          • Truthist

            A notable presence on internet with deep insight into how The Dreadful Few think — Hey, just to be sure of how their own thinking sits in the great scheme of things, they themselves tune into his website always — says :

            Celente is Mr. Razzle-Dazzle

  7. Truthist

    Necessarily continuing the thread of immediately previous blog ;
    And, it would be worthwhile for folks to read that thread.

    Re ;
    CRYPTO-CURRENCIES / CYBER-CURRENCIES
    vis.
    Bitcoin
    Ethereum ; Ethereum is the subject of great interest to interlocutors of that thread.

    Here are some useful links :

    https://www.google.com/search?biw=1301&bih=641&noj=1&q=LIST+OF+COUNTRIES+WHERE+BITCOIN+IS+LEGAL&oq=LIST+OF+COUNTRIES+WHERE+BITCOIN+IS+LEGAL&gs_l=serp.3…1589279.1608347.0.1608846.77.44.0.0.0.0.897.2835.0j2j0j3j0j1j1.7.0….0…1.1.64.serp..73.3.787…0j30i10k1j0i7i30k1j0i67k1j0i22i30k1.6w11LDI-xlQ

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_bitcoin_by_country_or_territory

    http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/041515/countries-where-bitcoin-legal-illegal.asp

  8. For anyone who’s interested in a new way of making and managing movies, tv shows and other artistic content:

    “SingularDTV: Be Your Own Economy”

    https://medium.com/@SingularDTV/singulardtv-be-your-own-economy-f9cfb543b70d

  9. Truthist

    Fine GAY-L Leader Contest & all that jazz prompts me to come out with the following ;

    Reckon that close to 50 % of politicians in SHAM-rock Re-PUB-lick are homo.
    It has been an increasing trend.
    Maybe yee did not notice it coming up ur rear.
    Lots of em hiding in ur face ;
    Sure, gives a new slant / bent on the term Gaelic ;
    Gay-lick.
    Thus, the updated appropriate name for this aul sh.t-hole should ;
    SHAM-rock Re-GAY PUB-lick.

    Anyway, has there ever been a definitely known to be homosexual leader of a country of whom we can justifiably say that he or she was a great AND benign leader for their nation AND not a nasty to other nations ?

    Apologies to the squemish for my breaking out of the aul PC straight-jacket.
    Relax ; I shall buckle up again soon.

  10. Some more interesting news about Ethereum:

    “Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Adds 86 New Members Including DTCC, State Street And Infosys”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/05/22/ethereum-enterprise-alliance-adds-86-new-members-including-dtcc-state-street-and-infosys-and/#65618ccf8ff2

    The price has risen to $184 per unit today, up from $140 per unit yesterday afternoon.

    • Truthist

      That’s me gone I believe ;
      I can not raise that money with anything I can sell.

      Too poor to raise cash for to buy Ethereum when ONLY $ 184.
      Indeed, too poor to afford it even when $ 90.

      For complete novice ;

      How quickly can u easily & securly purchase Ethereum ?
      Do u need to have certain spec. on ur computer [ anti-virus, particular operating system, hard-wares etc. ] ?

      If in Ireland or outside of Ireland is it still wise to buy from that link u recommended of Irish business selling Ethereum ?

      • You don’t have to buy full units of Bitcoin or Ethereum – you can buy any fraction down to 8 units to the right of the decimal point – e.g. 0.00000001 of a Bitcoin (which is worth zero).

        Change the figures in here:

        https://www.google.tt/search?q=0.00000001+btc+to+eur&oq=0.00000001+btc+to+eur&aqs=chrome..69i57.2735j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

        It would be easier for you to buy Bitcoin from Eircoin in Ireland, the use an exchange such as Poloniex to convert some of the Bitcoin to Ethereum.

        You don’t need any special computer specifications or software, just use a general anti-virus such as Norton (which anyone using a computer FOR ANYTHING should be doing in any case) and take normal precautions, such as with passwords etc.

        The Irish business (Eircoin) doesn’t sell Ethereum – it sells Bitcoin – it’s the best one to use in Ireland. Outside of Ireland there are other options.

        • Truthist

          That is crucial info. for all on this blog.

          I travelling outside Ireland presently.

          So, what are my options ?

          Cynical that it surely is to ur eyes, but ur interlocutors on this thread are clearly interested in investing-for-profit- with-intention-to-sell-when-at-$ 2,000 ;

          Also, if Eircoin not sell Ethereum, whom to buy from when u are in Ireland ?

          But, again, I inform u that I travelling outside of Ireland presently.

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      T h a t ($140 to $184) is really impressive. It reminds me of the Tulip mania in 17th century Holland. Ethereum and tulip graphs look similar:

      http://tripstrading.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Tulipomania.gif

      It looks like hitherto, Ethereum has been a much bigger success than Bitcoin ever was (anyone who listened to me and placed a bet on D.J.Trump winning a year before the election made a much better return than anyone who listened to Max Keiser and bought Bitcoin – in fact, many currencies performed better within the last 2 years than Bitcoin: from 1,200 down to 400 and up to 1,600 again – following my advice would have given people almost 10,000 out of each 1,200 put into Bitcoin).

      BUT

      Then again, anyone who listened to Adam and bought Ethereum when it was really cheap did much better s t i l l, though not instantenously (Ethereum price was rather flat and it didn’t go up until China’s restrictions on Bitcoin).

      Which brings me to question: do you think that Ethereum will, within a year or two, r e p l a c e Bitcoin as t h e main crypto (and if so, why; and if not, why?)?

      • Too many assumptions Grzegorz without knowing enough information.

        Ethereum has not been a ‘much bigger success’ than Bitcoin – they are both doing well and it’s still early days.

        China has nothing to do with Ethereum’s recent rise – the main reason is all the development working going on behind the scenes which is now bearing fruit.

        No, Ethereum will not replace Bitcoin – they are used for different things.

        Briefly and most basically.

        1. Bitcoin is used mainly for the transfer of value (i.e. it’s ‘money’).

        2. Ethereum is focused on smart contracts which, in theory (and more and more in practice) can be applied to any industry.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          1. ‘much bigger success’ than Bitcoin in terms of how the two cryptos compare in price growth within the last 2 years.

          2. “China has nothing to do with Ethereum’s recent rise” – crypto experts diagree with you on that:

          https://bitcoinira.com/news/2017-04-30/ethereum-activities-gain-traction-china-bitcoins-struggle-scrutiny-3258

          3. The explanation given by you is very helpful in understanding the different uses of both. The ‘focus on smart contracts’ as opposed to ‘transfer of value’

          But

          It still doesn’t answer the question why, in the future, Ethereum cannot (or rather, why is this unlikely in your opinion) replace Bitcoin’s role for ‘tranfer of value’ too – thus eliminating any need for it?

          P.S. Can you offer your explanation – in one or two sentences – why in your opinion Litecoin, once second crypto, never really happened?
          Even Max Keiser thought that that would be the second crypto, and you would think that he should have known one thing or two about cryptos (his own crypto was a failure – with the global exposure he has, I wonder why).

          Also, should we expect another significant downward corrections to Ethereum and Bitcoin within the next two years – as it has always been the case with Bitcoin so far (sharply up, sharply down, then again sharply up and again down – but with higher highs and lower lows)?

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            higher highs and lower lows = higher highs and higher lows

            https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2017/05/100122-china-cause-price-ethereum-surge/

            Basically everywhere I look, the crypto experts do attribute Ethereum’s rise to China – which seemed obvious to me even before I looked, because the capital outflows from China have to go s o m e w h e r e (how much property can one buy in London).

          • Litecoin has gone back up in price and the SegWit solution to scaling seems to be working fine – that’s a test bed for rolling it out on Bitcoin. Nothing wrong with Litecoin, it may have legs as a secondary payment option to Bitcoin but obviously it is not the market leader.

            Regarding price corrections, yes I would expect some of those on both Bitcoin and Ethereum, but the general trend will still be upwards. Anyone who is holding for the longer term won’t care about the odd drop.

            You just have to hold your nerve, even a 25% drop now and then it nothing to worry about – then they usually start to climb up again to new and higher levels.

            Grzergorz I’m always very thorough in my answers to anyone, it’s part of what I do but very short on time right now…..

          • Japan have come into Bitcoin in a big way recently because, being an obedient people, just like ex-pat Poles, they were waiting for their Central Bank to tackle Bitcoin.

            They got news on that front (Google it please) so they are all piling into Bitcoin now.

            Bitcoin is at it’s highest ever price right now so I’m not sure who was asking a while ago about ‘why is Ethereum more successful’ than Bitcoin.

            Might have been you Grzegorz, can’t remember, doesn’t matter too much anyway.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          OMG – I didn’t realise that Maxcoin performed
          t h a t bad:

          https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/maxcoin/

          But I see a rise, I wonder why

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          How would you address the following, Adam: Bitcoin is limited to a worldwide total of 7 transactions per second, due to the design of the protocol (around 2.7 transactions per second in practice). To compare it, Western Union can do 29 transactions per second, PayPal claims 115 transactions per second average, and Visa has a capacity of 47,000 transactions per second.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          As to Ethereum, I am reading that the most popular type of a smart contract that Ethereum is used for is a Ponzi Scheme:

          https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/3krnui/introducing_smartponzi_a_ponzi_scheme_simulator/

          while the second was TheDAO, which was hacked and crashed (but in fairness to you, you did propose a solution to it on your blog).

          Also, from what the crypto experts say, it looks like the Ethereum founder is a con-artist (also, he said that the NP-complete problem can be solved in polynomial time by using a quantum computer, that he doesn’t have – neither does anyone else in the world):

          https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/4xqwzt/can_we_not_have_egomaniacs_excons_and_scam/d6hxrpr/

          • McCawber

            That they admit to owning!

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Ethereum’s creator, Mr Vitalik Buterin, said that he was going to simulate a quantum computer on a classical computer. Sadly, he couldn’t convince people – that included Bitcoin programmers – to fund this enterprise (they actually made fun of him).
            Interestinly, he didn’t believe that it was worth investing in Ethereum – he cashed out his shares:

            https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/4fql5n/we_need_to_think_of_ways_to_increase_eth_adoption/d2bh4xz/?context=999

            Which, considering how wrong he was, only reinforces my conviction that the whole Ethereum/Bitcoin price hike = Chinese capital desperately trying to escape anonymously (interestingly, Mt. Gox was also mainly Chinese capital).

            http://bitcoinerrorlog.com/vitaliks-quantum-quest

          • Buterin is a clown and out of his depth but he’s increasing irrelevant. Better programmers and business decision makers have come to the fore.

          • Buterin is the David Moyes of cryptocurrencies.

            I often refer to him as Vitaly “The Dog Ate My Homework” Buterin.

            He has come up with so many excuses for poor coding and inept decision-making but thankfully more talented people are now involved in propagating Erhereum.

          • Haha trust you Gzergorz to go out of your way to find excuses not to take a risk and to keep following someone else’s rules.

            They indoctrinated you well as a boy in communist Poland (back when it was part of Russia, to paraphrase another contributor).

            Are you aware of these ultra-conformist and obedient tendencies within yourself?

            I guess we all a product of our upbringing but it’s never too late to try to break away.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Hmm… I’d say betting a considerable amount of money on Trump to win – in Octorber 2015, and then again in March 2016 – was very non-conformist at the time – especially that, as I’ve proved here in the past, I was the first on this website to predict that he will win. You Adam, for example, and over the course of 2016, were predicting that he has not got the slightest chance…

          • That’s one bet Grzegorz!

            A bet that makes absolutely no difference to your life!

            Who is Trump to you? No one. He’s an irrelevance.

            I’m taking about deeper mindsets here Grzegorz.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “They indoctrinated you well as a boy in communist Poland (back when it was part of Russia, to paraphrase another contributor).” – whether Poland was part of Russia when I was growing up: some would disagree with you on that. Like for example, all history books and atlases, all sources of international and USSR/Polish law at the time, and this chap speaking:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qe-nm7yh5c&t=13s

            Oh, by the way: there is guy with curly hair sitting there between the column, that you can see from 1:20 to 1:33.
            Well, that’s me.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            between the column = between the pillars: sorry, my English gets even worse when someone winds me up or I am in a hurry, or both.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “A bet that makes absolutely no difference to your life!” – Jesus, Adam, it paid me a few months rent and for me it made some difference. Imagine I listened to you that he has no chance.
            It’s all fine to talk about mindsets, but you haven’t really answered any of my arguments apart from the scaling issue (which might be solved as you suggest or may not).
            You were also wrong that Mt.Gox was years ago – last week, I gave you, McCawber and M.Coughlan fresher examples.
            You are also m a s s i v e l y wrong that Ethereum metheoric rise has nothing to do with China, and futhermore, serious crypto experts disagree with you on that.

          • I was kidding about the Russia thing Grzegorz – was being sarcastic. I’m very familiar with the geography of Europe having lived in Hungary for 5 or 6 years from 1993 – 1999.

            That was also a post communist state and boy could those Hungarians be miserable and depressed!

            And obedient to rules – just like you. We Irish are just more unruly I guess.

            Having said that it was way more fun in Hungary back then in the mid to late 90s than it is now, I visited last August once more – will probably be a while before I go back again – mind you I have two godchildren there – my first ex-wife’s children – lovely kids.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            There might be some point about obedience to the rules, but abroad rather at home.
            At home, Poles are known for uprisings – 3 in 19th century alone – and Poles are world’s phenomenon inasmuch noone else created underground universities during WWII, despite having the worst German occupation (and that even includes the Ukraine); also Polish resistance during WWII was the largest of all, and most British WWII intelligence information came from Poland (btw – in a “Casablanca” movie, Bogarts character and his mates is modelled on real events in from that region, except they were all Poles – but of course the Americans would not have owned up to that).

            So not much of a conformism and obedience.

            As for Polish diaspora abroad, you might be right: we are not the ones to burn cars in Paris and detonate bombs at pop-music concerts in Manchester.

            On the contrary – when for St.Patrick’s Day, the Cork City Council ordered that no national flag other than Irish can be displayed during the parade, the Poles were the o n l y immigrants in Ireland who adhered to that order (British for example didn’t, neither did gays).

          • Geography of Eastern Europe I meant to say.

            Very hard to make out which one you are in that video Grzegorz.

          • Sorry, I meant that Trump makes no difference to your life, he’s irrelevant.

            I had no idea how much you bet – when Irish people say they won a big bet it usually means $100 – $500 or whatever.

            The main reason that Ethereum is appreciating is the development work going on behind the scenes, take my word for it. I’ll be in the Consensus (main ‘Dapp’ creators for Ethereum) office in New York tomorrow for the second time in a year, before I set off on that Bitcoin cruise and the amount of innovation that it going on there is frightening. That’s why all these big companies are signing up to it.

            I’m not saying that Chinese interest is not a factore, not at all but it’s not the main driving force right now.

            As for Mt Gox and The Dao – you can’t make an omlette without breaking a few eggs, those events were irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Last year when I was in the Consensus office everyone knew that The Dao was a piece of shit born on it’s last legs and would die soon – it died about 5 day later – only idiots got involved with that.

            Same for Mt Gox, you had to be mad to send money to them to get Bitcoin – the people who did were just lazy. It relates to what Truthist was saying about it ‘being too much of learning curve and people being afraid of internet security issues’ etc. etc. – NO! – that’s just a way of saying they can’t be arsed putting the effort into finding the right way of doing something the first time – and avoiding all the shit that falls later – PURE LAZINESS again.

            Truthist there’s nothing up and coming at the moment, Bitcoin and Ethereum are it for the moment – but if something new comes up in the future I will let you all know again – so you can all sit your hands again and procrastinate.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Very hard to make out which one you are in that video Grzegorz.” – I know: the max quality is 360p and there is only one more publicaly available video from that event – but in it, the camera is straight on Mr Trump all the time. I’m between the pillars, but more towards the one close the wall. Only my head is visible. At 14.07, there is a guy in black standing on my left (I’m sitting). Between 14.07-14.10, someone raises some big green phone that looks like a part of my garment. Then everyone stands up and I’m no longer visible.
            How much did I bet? You have to consider it in relative, not absolute values: more than half of my monthly income. That may seem not much – but bear in mind, I have to maintain myself; also, I’m not in receipt of rent allowance (like my landlord, for instance), and never was.

            Who is Trump to me? I’m not blind to his weaknesses, and I was always very vocal about it. But he isn’t without strenghts either.

            I know one thing for sure: Mr Obama and Ms Clinton were not friends of Poland.

            And, despite of what people here think [since I arrived here, the entire narrative and coverage of US politics in Ireland was dominated by the Democratic Party, which preyed on peoples ignorance of foreign affairs (except for British) here in this country], Mr Obama was not a friend of Ireland e i t h e r: he just “bribed” the Irish with that cheap talk in Dublin from a teleprompter, and the Irish are very greedy for compliments (and Dubs and Cork people especially), so they fell for that cheap talk (I even wrote to the Irish Independent on Mr. Geithner’s role in Irish “bailout” – but I cannot find that for you on the web – since Indo made it subscription service, it more difficult to find it now).

  11. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Michelle, Hillary and Melania in Saudi Arabia – can you spot the difference?

    https://twitter.com/Stevenwhirsch99/status/865927528258703360

  12. Pie Squared

    For sure David, the TV and Film industry is set to shoot the lights out globally and Ireland can take its share of the spotlight.

    Building a studio at Poolbeg is a bright idea from Dublin City Council to add further to the magnetism of the King Kong of cities in Ireland.

    However if any non Dublin City Council funds are to be attracted for the project e.g. private sector investment, it would be far preferable and in Ireland’s best interests for the idea to take root in Cork, Galway, Limerick or Waterford. Agree with others who said Wicklow would also be a better choice, given its history in the industry, its proximity to Dublin and public transport into the county. What is happening with the sale of Ardmore Studios anyway?

    As mentioned before, investment into Dublin should be diverted to our regional cities for a period of say 5 years starting now, until such time as Dublin City Council enables access to the city in terms of: either a plentiful supply of affordable housing or bullet trains from the regions. This view precludes the raising of the curtain for Dublin on quite a few potential bright ideas, especially if such ideas are publicly funded.

    Sorry, but to:

    Achieve growth outside the Pale
    Grow the population and economy of Ireland to pre-Famine levels
    Lessen the stress on thousands of daily commuters into Dublin
    Attract investment from our diaspora
    Have any hope of attracting back our young abroad.

    We need to do something different.
    We need to do something hard.
    We need to choose a different lead than Dublin, not forever, just for a bit, until we have some understudies, who can also play King Kong if needed.
    Dublin needs to wait in the wings a bit.
    Give a different city or county some star light.

    So that Ireland can Break a Leg…

  13. We have to remember that MSM are largely a propaganda unit rather than a dispenser of news. Hollywood is also much the same.

    Pentagon funds the Syrian civil war through fraudulent funding.
    https://needtoknow.news/2017/05/pentagon/

    Farage tells the media assemblage that they disseminate lies and deceit and both by commission and omission. Worse yet is the knowledge that the media are so contorted that they , themselves, believe that they are not corrupted but are doing the “right” thing. Twisted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qPy051z_PE

  14. McCawber

    Hollywood – Time for a Conspiracy Film.
    Governments want to enslave the people because they are already enslaved to CERBERUS
    So they empower their CBs to do some of the heavy lifting.
    They also use their Security apparatus create and finance large scale terrorism.
    The purpose the central banks is to eliminate cash.
    Initially credit and debit cards and electronic transfers will be the weapon of choice. Eventually cash would no longer be legal tender.
    But then the flaw was spotted people might resort to other trusted means of payment such as gold or silver.
    So bitcoin was invented. This would be promoted as for the people and of the people and gold (silver also) too would cease to be seen as a means of payment.
    How am I doing so far?
    Anyway, moving on to terrorism.
    CERBERUS realised that in order to control people it was necessary to monitor them (24/7).
    Terrorism would be the means used to justify installibg surveillance equipment just about everything (hey Mr, you forgot to flush the toilet)
    CERBERUS is a three headed creature so you’re all wondering what is the third tool required to keep the masses under control?
    To be continued – but the answer is literally staring you in the face.

    • McCawber

      The third head of CERBERUS is the media.
      In summary.
      To enslave a nation control all you need to do is.
      Control its’ money.
      Control its’ security systems.
      Control its’ media.
      Perhaps “The CERBERUS Conspiracy” is simply a remake of 1984.
      Or perhaps it’s more a documentary on the near term future.

    • McCawber

      What of the body of CERBERUS.
      Technology –
      It would be a long list but did someone mention a quantum computer?

  15. The universe was created by a big bang it is said but nobody explains what went bang. The universe is now expanding and expanding and will until it flames out and contracts to a black hole again.
    Likewise here on earth the big monetary bang happened in 1971 and the money supply keeps on expanding and expanding. And it will continue until it too flames out and is contracted to a black hole. The life cycle od f the universe is measured in billions of years but the fiat monetary cycle is more likely in billions of seconds.

    sooner rather than later it will flame out and the black hole of irredeemable sucks all fiat money out of existence.

    THE EVERYTHING BUBBLE: Code Red
    http://www.lemetropolecafe.com/james_joyce_table.cfm?pid=13695

  16. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Why NOT to buy property in China, and why China – not the US – is the biggest bubble collapse ever:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lAoTBVTTO8

    Which brings me to my comment from last week: 98% of Bitcoin trade for the last 6 months came from China…

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      is the biggest bubble collapse ever = is the biggest bubble ever and will be the biggest collapse.

      • Everything bubble MEANS EVERYTHING, ON EARTH MEANS EVERYWHERE!

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          But everything being a bubble everywhere doesn’t mean that every bubble in every place is every time as big.

          • No, it is self evident and already expressed many times that this is the ultimate, the Grand, the Big Bertha of all bubbles. This is the first time there is nowhere to hide, no currency to run to, unless you believe in crypto currency or something else that is a hard , tangible asset that cannot depreciate to nothing. This is a world wide phenomena. It is orchestrated by the globalists for your enslavement but most people are too busy making points on irrelevancies, to notice.
            When the crash arrives the solution/resolution will be provided but it will not be in your best interests.

            Trump knows, That is why he is attcked on all sides. There is no support from Republicans or democrats. BUT he has the support of the late middle classes. If anything happens to trump.Welcome the US civil war Part 11.

            In the meantime nobody, not even trump can stop the black hole from absorbing all in its gravity.
            That is how big this bubble is. It is many bubbles morphing into one huge SOB that will take down 99%. Sucked to financial oblivion and ruin. Not a pretty sight. Not a pretty prospect. Not in my back yard I truly hope.

  17. Truthist

    RTE ;
    Irish State’s official Pro-Homo & Bi & ahem, ahem … “Gender-Fluid” Propaganda Broadcasting Radio & TV & Internet Station which rewards its Performers with massive payments

    Kirsty Blake Knox

    May 23 2017

    EXCERPT

    “Politicians have raised concerns about the impartiality of RTÉ’s coverage of the Fine Gael leadership campaign after managing director of news Jon Williams appeared to back frontrunner Leo Varadkar.

    Mr Williams had to delete a comment he posted on social media which appeared to be supportive of Mr Varadkar.

    “With Leo Varadkar as gay Taoiseach symbolizes Ireland’s transformation,” he wrote.

    The tweet was posted with a link to an article which said Mr Varadkar was closing in on victory. However, it was deleted some time later, with RTÉ insisting Mr Williams made the decision to remove it himself.”

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/politicians-concerned-about-rt-news-chiefs-deleted-provaradkar-tweet-35744392.html

  18. Most Americans have faith in their federal government. Sure, they know there are people in high office who do things they shouldn’t. But at its core most people believe the government is an instrument of good in our society. For the record, I don’t believe any institution that has driven our nation into bankruptcy via the national debt, and has made promises to living voters that will be paid for by Americans not yet voting, or even born, to the tune of hundreds of trillions of dollars, is good by any moral standard.

    In fact I believe Washington’s current occupants are capable of any crime. Pedophilia, murder, extortion? That and more when the trillions of dollars flowing into Washington each year is at stake! With the election of Donald Trump, Washington’s political establishment of both parties, and the corporate entities that benefit from the federal government’s disbursements of tax money are now revealing a very ugly side of themselves.

    I’m so sick of hearing about Russian involvement in the election of 2016; that Russian interference was the deciding factor of Hillary losing to Trump last November. None of that is true. What is true is that the leading information technology technician for the DNC (Seth Rich) was the leaker of the DNC’s emails to WikiLeaks, and was murdered shortly after WikiLeaks published them last summer.

    (Seth Rich and WikiLeaks)

    https://youtu.be/Id2KJH7hHGs

    This connection between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks completely discredits any notion of Russian hacking the DNC computers last summer. That the DNC refused to allow the FBI to access their servers proves the Democratic party never wanted law enforcement to properly investigate this issue. The MSM has known all that since last summer, yet continues beating their drums for investigating Trump’s specious connections with Russian intelligence.

    The MSM’s hysteria de jour is that President Trump ordered FBI Director Comey to stop investigating General Flynn’s Russian connection investigation. There’s no shortage of Democratic officials calling for the impeachment of Trump over this. It’s only a matter of time before establishment Republican members of Congress join their Democratic colleagues in demanding Trump’s removal from office.

    Their only problem is that Alex Jones’ crew at InfoWars uncovered proof that Director Comey had perjured himself over this claim of abuse of Executive power against the pursuit of justice by the FBI.

    (Comey commits Perjury)

    https://youtu.be/4OgDai05bkU

    None of this is politics as usual. Washington’s entrenched establishment, including the MSM, is willing to over through the rule of law, setting aside the constitution once and for all if that’s what it takes for them hold on to power.
    We live in perilous times. There’s much more at stake here than whether or not we make money in the markets. Pray for our country and president, and maybe a phone call to your elected members of Congress to let them know what you think of all this.
    Mark J. Lundeen
    Mlundeen2@Comcast.net
    19 May 2017

  19. Truthist

    TrAmp’s massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    Wall Street underwritten companies lined up include :

    Lockheed Martin
    McDonald Douglas
    Raytheon

    TrAmp says ;

    “It’s going to create jobs,” says the commander in chief.

    “And we want to thank you and Saudi Arabia, but Aah, 100′s of billions of dollars of investments into the United States.
    And, jobs, jobs, jobs.”

    Meanwhile Saudi Arabia building Wahhabi mosques in Minnesota.
    And, theses mosques send forth their Wahhabi preachers.

    In truth, relatively few “jobs” will be created.
    And, anyway, the workers will be making Bomber Aircraft.
    The workers will be bathed in the blood of Yemenite children dying at the rate of 1 every 10 minutes due to :

    the Saudi-driven civil war of Yemen

    & resulting humanitarian catastrophe.

    http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2017/05/melania-refused-to-hold-trumps-hand.html#comment-form

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      Don’t worry about Wahhabi mosques in Minnesota. Worry about Wahhabi mosques in Dublin.

      From the US diplomatic cable, 2006:

      “Both Satardien and Qadri have told emboffs that getting out a positive message on integration is difficult because the conservative Muslims, or as Satardien refers to the leaders at ICCI, the Wahhabis and Muslim Brotherhood, control Islam in Ireland. He alleges that ICCI has the ear of the GOI (Government of Ireland – G.K.).

      /////////////////

      From the US embassy in Dublin cable 05DUBLIN1087.
      Classified By: POL/ECON CHIEF MARY DALY, FOR REASONS 1.4 (B), (D).

      “1. (C) Summary. Sheikh Hussein Halawa, the most prominent
      Muslim in Ireland, said in an August 29 interview with the
      Irish Times that he would personally arrest or report
      extremists to the Irish authorities. He said that he did not
      know extremists that were operating in Ireland”

      “ICCI also has the nation’s largest Muslim primary/secondary school in Ireland on its campus and receives education funding from the GOI. The building of ICCI was financed ten years ago and is still maintained by funds from the Sheikh Hamdan family and the Maktoum Foundation of Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai personally attended the groundbreaking ceremony in 1996.” – well, can Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai not take some “refugee” (even 1/10 of what Ireland or Poland have taken), instead of funding things that neither Irish nor EU/Commonwealth countries citizens in Ireland need or want?

      6. (S/NF) Comment. Post welcomes Halawa’s public statement
      condemning the 7/7 attacks and terrorism in general, but
      remains unconvinced that Halawa will take strong steps to
      fight extremism. Despite Halawa’s statement, and the center’s reputation as a moderate mosque in Dublin, we retain some suspicions about his activities and can confirm that there are known extremists that frequent ICCI:

      –The head of ICCI’s European Council for Fatwa and Research
      is Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, banned from entry into the
      United States since 1999.
      –A Moroccan poloff told U.S. emboff that the GOM requested
      that he not attend ICCI for religious services as it is too
      radical.
      –SIMO colleagues link two of the senior staff at ICCI to
      Islamic extremists in Ireland.
      –At least one member of ICCI is reported to have gone on
      jihad to Iraq as a suicide bomber.”

      ////////////////////////////////////////

      From President Michael “Wanker” Higgins’ speech at Clonskeagh mosque, 21 Nov 2016

      “an increasingly widespread Islamophobia; fuelled by an ignorance of the politics and history of the Middle East, ill informed stereotyping, … and a misrepresentation of the tenets of the Islamic faith itself.”

      Michael “Wanker” Dickhead Higgins was signed up to share a platform with Hezbollah in Oct 2007, who was refused a visa on security grounds. Other prominent dickheads who signed up to that event were:

      - Andrew Murray
      - David Crouch
      - Dan Boyle
      - Angus O’Snodaigh (known for insanity and bogus expenses in the Dail)
      - Ed Horgan
      - Patricia McKenna
      - Harry Browne
      - Richard Boyd Barrett

      At the inauguration of Michael D. Higgins as President in Nov 2011, an Islamic prayer was said by Nooh al-Kaddo of the Clonskeagh mosque.

      A question that the Candidate for Taoiseach, Minister Leo Varadkar should be asked at every election meeting: Minister Varadkar, if elected Taoiseach, how would you deal with the fact that The European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) at the Clonskeagh mosque is an outlet for the fatwas of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, whose IslamOnline site produced these fatwas:

      1) Title of Fatwa: Homosexuality and Lesbianism: Sexual Perversions.
      Date of Reply: 17-05-2004
      From the reply: “Whoever you find committing the sin of the people of Lut, kill them, both the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” (At-Tirmidhi: 1376) That is, if it is done with consent.

      2) Title of Fatwa: Source of the Punishment for Apostasy
      Date: 26-07-2003

      The prominent Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi states:

      All Muslim jurist agree that the apostate is to be punished. However, they differ regarding the punishement itself. The majority of them go for killing; meaning that an apostate is to be sentenced to death.”?

      /////////////////////////

      Another cable from the US Embassy in Dublin

      “MUSLIMS IN IRELAND – A CHANGING COMMUNITY
      Date: 2009 August 14, 10:37 (Friday)
      Canonical ID:09DUBLIN304_a
      Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
      Current Classification: CONFIDENTIAL

      From: Ireland Dublin
      To: Group Destinations European Political Collective | Northern Ireland Belfast | Secretary of State.

      (excerpt)

      “2. (U) The first trickle of Muslims arrived in Ireland in the
      early 1950s to pursue educational opportunities. Many came to
      study medicine, particularly at the Royal College of Surgeons
      in Dublin. The community saw its greatest growth rates during
      the economic boom in Ireland in the 1990s. Many of the
      migrants that came to Ireland at that time were professionals
      or university students and there was no particular predominance in terms of nationality or region. Today, the community includes Iraqi and Afghan refugees and a smaller numbers of Irish converts. The 2006 census results listed the number of Muslims in Ireland at 32,539. Current estimates indicate that there are approximately 40,000 Muslims currently living in Ireland (more than 60,000 now, including some Irish leftists – G.K.).”

      “6. (U) One of the fastest growing mosques is located in the
      Blackpits area of Dublin. The Blackpits mosque generally
      serves as the religious center for the South Asian community;
      the numbers of Pakistani Muslims in Dublin has steadily
      increased in recent years and the community is becoming one
      of the largest Muslim groups in Ireland. The Blackpits mosque
      is supported financially by the Bari family, an influential
      and politically involved Pakistani-Irish family. The
      mosque’s Imam, Ismail Kotwal, is a Pakistani Muslim who came
      to Ireland from Leeds in the UK. Kotwal has attracted media
      attention for his favorable remarks about Osama Bin Laden.

      7. (U) The Shia Muslim community is considerably smaller than
      the Sunni community, and there is only one Shia Muslim
      Islamic center in Ireland.”

      ……. (name hidden by me – G.K.), an interpreter at the office of the Minister for integration and a member of Ireland,s Three Faiths Forum, told Poloffs that that Sheikh Hussein at the IFI is a reasonable man who is working hard for the Muslim community, but that he is not good at controlling the growth of conservative or extreme movements. Zaidi also noted that the ICCI is good at building bridges but is very contrived and controlled because of its relationship with the UAE.”

      Now – the best bit from the cable of them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      “ICCI MEMBERS WERE KNOWN TO BE CELEBRATING AFTER MARGARET HASSAN WAS KIDNAPPED IN IRAQ”

      http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/fisk/the-tragic-last-moments-of-margaret-hassan-887135.html

      http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/seeking-justice-for-murdered-margaret-hassan-218239.html

      Further from the same diplomatic cable:

      “15. (C) Former Integration Minister Conor Lenihan was
      generally seen as ineffective and insincere. Both members of
      the Irish NGO community and the Irish Muslim community told
      Poloffs that Lenihan (the brother of Finance Minister Brian
      Lenihan) likely secured the position because he comes from a
      political family and seemed to be using the role as a platform for moving up in the Government ranks. They added that he did not seem capable of comprehending the complex issues associated with integration.”

      “23. (C) Many of the second and third generation Irish Muslims are struggling with balancing their religious beliefs and their parents, expectations with popular Irish culture. Parents are overwhelmingly afraid of their children integrating too fully into society because of the strong pub culture and Catholicism that exists in Ireland. Murphy told Poloffs that some of the parents at the North Dublin Muslim School have been particularly resistant to programs in the school designed to facilitate integration and &Irishness.

      8 Murphy added that some of the parents in the school have held
      on tightly to their traditions despite living in a western society. For example, Murphy has heard from the children
      that some of the parents are taking on second wives even
      though it is illegal in Ireland.”

      “25. (C) Norma Murphy told Poloffs that she believes a number
      of Muslim immigrants find Ireland attractive because of the
      generous social welfare benefits and that Government should
      do a better job of educating the Muslim community on what is
      expected of them in a Western society.”

      “28. (C) Overall the Muslim community in Ireland is content
      and moderate, but local government officials, NGO workers, and some members of the Muslim community itself have expressed concern that the situation in Ireland could eventually mirror the situation for Muslims in other European countries if the Government does not take a serious look at its integration and outreach efforts and policies.”

      - well, it did start mirroring it: since then, we had Jihadist flags in Dublin and not only Musim immigrant, but also ethnic Irish Jihadists, active not only politically, but also militarily.”

      “The Irish-Pakistani population is continuing to grow and is likely to build stronger ties with the Pakistani population in the UK. As the Muslim community in Ireland writ large continues to grow, self-regulation is likely to become more difficult and will require greater engagement with other elements of Irish society.”

      ////////////////

      Dublin imam Ismail Kotwal praised the Taliban in the Prime Time 2006 program.

      “The Taliban did a good job. But of course they had some weaknesses. They needed support. They needed time. And it was very sad that they did not get that support. But still it was a model for the rest of the world. Osama Bin Laden, look at him. His appearance is like prophet Muhammad. You can see it in his face. He’s a good, God-fearing man.”

      – I wonder if Prime Time would invite a white supremacist too?

      //////

      Moderate Muslims in Ireland: Shaheed Satardien of the Supreme Muslim Council of Ireland (although even he claimed that noone should the right to draw cartoons of Prophet Muhammed).

      Shaheed Satardien stated that Ireland makes a mistake by letting in extremists as “refugees”:

      “Neither should the Irish government allow in any further senior clerics from outside Ireland, from places like Egypt or Sudan. Many of these recent arrivals are preaching a message that is divisive and ultimately very dangerous to Ireland and its citizens.”

      Shaheed Satardien has been ostracised and received death threats.

      First ever poll of Irish Muslims, Dec 2006:

      37 percent of Irish Muslims would like Ireland to be governed as an Islamic state.
      The majority (57 percent) of young Irish Muslims (under 26) believe Ireland should become an Islamic State.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        - well, it did start mirroring it: since then, we had Jihadist flags in Dublin and not only Musim immigrant, but also ethnic Irish Jihadists, active not only politically, but also militarily.” – that bit is mine, not from the US Embassy

      • Truthist

        Surely it is the case that Michael “Wanker” Dickhead Higgins would be shocked to learn that Islam is against fairies ?

      • Truthist

        Ref.
        “… approximately 40,000 Muslims currently living in Ireland (more than 60,000 now, including some Irish leftists – G.K.).”

        Are some Irish leftists now also converts to Islam ?

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          “Are some Irish leftists now also converts to Islam ?” – what, did you ever had any doubts about that?

          The history of the Irish Workers Party and their ilk (also some fractions in Sinn Fein) speaks for itself!

          As do the names of Messrs Richard Boyd Barret and Michael “Wanker” Higgins eagerness to appear beside a man actively involved in Jihadism (the lack of scrutiny “Wanker” Higgins got during his Presidential campaign was unreal – he was once asked on the radio about sharing a platform with a Jihadist, and answered that he didn’t (no futher questions asked). Well, he didn’t not because he didn’t want to, but because the man was on an international terrorists list and he was refused an entry visa to Ireland.

          http://www.independent.ie/world-news/war-on-terror/irish-jihadist-known-as-khalid-kelly-dies-in-suicide-attack-isis-claims-35190395.html

          http://www.newstalk.com/reader/47.301/38764/0/

          http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/gardai-monitor-online-posts-of-suspected-jihadists-living-in-ireland-411530.html

          As to the last link – how da fuck is that going to be effective, if Mr Coveney – as a Defence Minister – promised to extent the Rangers from 60 to 100 (Jesus – 60 for a country of nearly 5 million – I think even I could gather more people with good shooting skills than 60).
          This was a lie. He f…g lied – only 2 (two) new vacancies appeared. And there are only 3 armed Garda detectives at Dublin Airport (only rarely something gets me so angry as
          d e l i b e r a t e l y leaving the population of Ireland totally and completely helpless) – I’m not sure if they even have any direct line to Defence Forces (that there isn’t any anyway), or if they ever trained any procedures “what to do if”), which is less armed force than my mates presented, when we went to a remote beach in the west coast of Ireland to unwind after cinema by shooting on target to a shooting board we brought with us (also in order not to get out of practice).

          And please, do not comment that with the Garda-landlords: I know some good people in An Garda Siochana too (usually very young): the responsibility for the ridiculous state of everyone being a sitting duck in this country lies primarily with the Taoiseach, with his Defence Minister – and – m o s t l y – with the Irish electorate who keeps voting them (FG, FF, Labour-Does-Not-Work, SF, Jihadists Before Profit) in.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Btw – two Poles were killed in Manchester terror-attack, Jihadists rejoyced that the kids were killed, and the suicide-bomber was a “refugee”. And M.”Wanker” Higgins wants 10,000 of them in Ireland. I’m telling you – he is the most dangerous person in Ireland (like Pope Francis is probably now the most dangerous person in the world: look at his no-smile angry face when meeting President Trump, who didn’t even plan to meet him, but was forced by the US bishops (albeit only the Luciferian ones).

          • Truthist

            Grzegorz,

            What u report is true as to location & utterances & lack of utterances per the persons u list ;
            But, what u report is no proof as to these particular Irish leftists being Moslems.

            I contend that they are not ;
            But, they are obliged from “current” Trotskyite & Maxist-Leninist strategy — 8-) as if there is any real difference except that Marxist-Leninist is really Stalinism which is really Trotsky without the rashness but rather having more patient build-up to slaughter of goyim & enslavement of goyim — to champion the Palestinian Muslim cause.
            And, so they do.
            Yeah, sure some as method actors that these “some” are do fool themselves that they are sincerely for the long-suffering Palestinians in Palestine / Israel & Palestinian concentration camps [ Not swift-death camps ; Unless, being bombed mercilessly by Israel when it is time to mow the lawn & enjoy the spectacle from the hills whilst having barbecue ].
            These Irish Leftists worship only 1 ideology ;
            Oneself as supreme Leftist ;
            They want power.
            And, they are advocating for the Palestinians because they are told to do so from their direct overseers over in Emgland.
            If they not do this ;
            ==> They understand that they will not be given opportunity of being Trotskyite / Marxist-Leninist Taoiseach of Ireland.

            Of course, The Dreadful Few are scheming for a clash of civilisations in Europe ;

            Yet, the Muslims have no civilisation in Europe presently.
            Although, they did for quite a while in Spain until the Christians drove them out.

            ALL MAJOR TERRORIST EVENTS ATTRIBUTED TO MUSLIMS ARE ON DEEPER LEVEL FALSE FLAGS — REGARDLSESS IF FAKE OR REAL CASUALTIES & / OR DESTRUCTION — MASTERED BY SPY-MASTERS OF THE “SECURITY SERVICES” OF THE WEST & ISRAEL & CERTAIN MUSLIM COUNTRIES OF LATE CO-OPTED.

            THAT REPORT FROM USA EMBSY IS DESIGNED TO APPEAR GENUINELY CONCERNED ;
            BUT, REALLY, THEY ARE PART & PARCEL OF WHY IRISH STATE ACCEPTS MUSLIM EMIGRANTS INTO OUR BY RIGHT CHRISTIAN CULTURE.

            WHEN U KNOW OF “RADICAL” MUSLIMS IN THE WEST U MUST IMMEDIATELY DECIDE THAT THEY ARE EITHER :
            A]
            AGENT PROVOCATEURS FOR WEST & ISRAEL
            B]
            BRAIN-WASHED ON BEHALF OF WEST & ISRAEL
            C]
            UNDERSTANDABLE RESULT OF A] & B] ON THE ORDINARY MUSLIM POPULACE.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Whether they are personally Muslims or not is completely irrelevant – what is relevant that they invite and support people who are in favour of forcing Ireland into introducing Sharia law.

            As to false flags – that might be as well; however, in mentioning Israel you ignore the second piece of the puzzle: the auld good KGB and all its current forms. A lot of terror groups (and most of terrorist in Ireland) have much deeper and longer traditions of being financed and trained by KGB (and their befriended services, like STASI) than any other players (not to mention that virtually all Irish radical left was deep in pockets of KGB.

            Also, the vast majority of terrorists from Iraq (where they have special camps) hark from the old Baath party, which was a secular party and had nothing to do with Islam.
            Well, these were trained and supported in every possible way by KGB – and now what: they just switched to Israel? I don’t believe that for a second. You never leave the KGB, same as you never leave BND, Mossad or CIA.

            Also, bear in mind how many terrorists involved in recent attacks (in France in particular) had Chechenyan origins/passports. Well, Chechenya is not controlled by Israel.

            I suppose that in a way, terrorist attacks suit all major players.
            Because
            This will result either in
            a) Mosques burnt in Europe in retaliation = anarchy = need to deal with anarchy = need for the totalitarian state and world government

            or

            b) skipping pogroms and going straight to totalitarian state

            Fantasy?

            Invigilation of people in Ireland is more widespread, unlawful and random than it was in the fascist Italy.
            And Ireland has one of the best judicial systems in Europe (no, really – in comparison – for example with the German laws – it has, I’m being serious)

            b)

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            THAT REPORT FROM USA EMBSY IS DESIGNED TO APPEAR – what do you mean “designed to appear”??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!
            Appear where???????????!!!!!!!!!!

            That report was never supposed to be available to the wider public (no paper has ever published it). Do you not comprehend in how precarious position I am putting myself by making it available to so many people?????????!!

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            I think that more people should read this link because the ignorance of the real history of USSR in this country is mind-blowing

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_and_the_Soviet_Union

          • Truthist

            KGB is no longer relevant to politics & terrorism in Ireland.
            This is because :
            1.
            USSR is now Russian Federation
            2.
            Russia is becoming Christian country again
            3.
            The Dreadful Few do not control the Russian nation & the other local nations within the Russian Federation ;
            Although, since collapse of USSR they :
            3.1
            have supported & indeed organised
            Chechnian terrorism
            3.2
            they have significant control [ but, not ultimate control ] of Russia & many of the constituent counntries of Russian Federation through the Nation within a Nation’s :
            3.2.1
            Oligarchs controlling most of the vital natural resources
            3.2.2
            oligarchs controlling corporate business
            3.2.3
            organised “vulgar” crime
            3.2.4
            organised “posh” crime ; Indeed, the poshest crime of ‘em all
            Central Bank of Russia ;
            Remotely they do so by imposing incredibly tough restrictions on what Russia can do with non-money currencies [ foreign & its own the Ruble ]
            3.2.4.5
            economic, & political, & cultural, & psychological, pressures on Russia through their worldwide octoupus of media & politicians in-the-loop-for-them.

            Russia has no offensive motives against Ireland ;
            Rather, occasionally, Russia has to be alert to :
            cheating by Irish exporters
            e.g.
            Larry Goodman
            malicious & clearly unfair accusations of guilt levied against Russia by way of support to NATO when they doing so.
            e.g.
            blaming Russia for downing of Malaysian Airline Flight MH 370 [ I think ] when it just as likely, rather, that The Dreadful Few did so AND NOT Russia.
            Nonetheless, ur evidence against Russia is still worthy for latest evaluation of who truly responsible.

            Kshr Mafia in special little democracy of the Middle East & in Russia are very involved with Loyalist gangsters in North East of Ireland.

            So, yes, Russia should be watchful of its nation within a nation activities in Ireland.

          • Truthist

            Grzegorz,

            I thought — understadably — that that report came from WIkileaks.

            Anyway, as part of the whole cluster-f..k, they compile reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things ;

            Israel < USA < NATO < Islamic Brotherhood < Islamic "Vulgar" Terrorists is the hierarchy of the chain of command for the terrorist events.

          • Truthist

            EDIT ;

            Anyway, as part of the whole cluster-f..k, they compile FALSE reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things ;

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            1. Who is they? Edward Snowden, one of the two most crucial people in Wikileaks, asked for an asylum in Russia (btw, Wikileaks paid for that flight).
            In fact, Wikileaks had been criticised (not in least by CIA) for its absence of whistleblowing on or criticism of Russia.

            So basically while saying:
            “they compile reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things”
            you are effectively saying:

            “Russia compiles reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things”.
            Well, I didn’t go t h a t far!

            2. “Russia is becoming Christian country again” – yea, that’s their narrative.
            But
            Did you know that there is more Muslims in Russia than Christians?
            Or that Russia the highest rate of abortions bar China (TWICE as many as in the US, despite the US having more than double of people)? Abortions and HIV (of which there is also more than then in the US) – not very Christian in my book…
            3. “Russia has no offensive motives against Ireland” – well, it does repeatedly violate Ireland’s “controlled” airspace with those atomic bombers…
            4. “blaming Russia for downing of Malaysian Airline Flight MH 370 [ I think ] when it just as likely, rather, that The Dreadful Few did so AND NOT Russia.” – twice I sent you the o r i g i n a l (primary sources) tweets from the Russian separatists claiming they shoot it down, and even posting a video of it.
            According to your reasoning: either President Putin controls the Russian separatists – in which case we should fight him because The Dreadful Few shoot down that plane and he controls the separatists
            Or he doesn’t control the Russian separatists who s h o w e d and claimed that they shoot it down: in which case we should not fight President Putin,
            but
            we should fight the Russian separatists.
            5. ” since collapse of USSR they :
            3.1
            have supported & indeed organised
            Chechnian terrorism”

            - yes, but in case you didn’t notice, Chechenya belongs to and is control by Russia since President Putin came to power

            6. “Nonetheless, ur evidence against Russia is still worthy for latest evaluation of who truly responsible.”

            Even knowing who is responsible for shooting down what doesn’t tell us about what is m o r e interesting: what deals had been done that LED to those events?

            My hypothesis, unless proven wrong, is: see above my explanations for terror attacks.

            Google for Zbigniew Brzezinski and the doctrine of convergence (not easy – Google’s algorithms hide it and produce millions of other “Brzezinski” + “convergence”).

            You know that Mr Dugin is President Putin’s main adviser, mentor, spiritual father and Russia’s main strategist.
            Well, guess who he is friends with (I’ve told you that many times before, but I don’t think you ever took it as a worthy clue):

            https://libya360.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/brzinskydugin.jpg

            Save that picture for it might not be there for long…

            P.S. That video “Introduction to Common Law” is a t h o u s e n d times better than I thought it would be!
            In fact, this is the most r e v e a l i n g video you or others have ever posted here!
            Mindblowing, very elucidating. I know it’s only the US law, but I’ll listen to it like 5 times until I memorise it ;-)
            Dzieki (meaning: ta) ;-)!

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            So basically while saying:
            “they compile reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things”
            you are effectively saying:
            “Russia compiles reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things”.
            =
            “So basically while saying:
            “they compile FALSE reports”
            you are effectively saying:
            “Russia compiles FALSE reports either…”

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            See: that seems to be very different in the US to what went on in that link I am referring to – I don’t think he would have pulled that up here:

            http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1995/act/31/section/25/enacted/en/html

            http://www.courts.ie/rules.nsf/0/6b446e7fedb539bf80256d2b0046b3de?OpenDocument

            But a fascinated listening anyway. Interestingly, I’ve done the Common Law module and we’ve covered history of Common Law in some details (and I researched it myself in much greater details still) – and they’ve never told us about what that guy covered.
            Probably because it is only relevant to the US Constitution.
            Or…

          • Truthist

            Ref.
            “Who is they ?”

            The USA Embsy

            So, for clarification I substitute that term into original sentence below ;

            ORIGINAL SENTENCE WITH TERM SUBSTITUTED FOR CLARIFICATION PURPOSES ;

            “Anyway, as part of the whole cluster-f..k, the USA Embsy compile FALSE reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things

          • Truthist

            1.
            Edward Snowden, & also Mr. Assange

            I consider them to be agents of The Dreadful Few

            They themselves have not revealed anything significant that we did not know already

            And, they never reveal anything compromising about Israel

            etc etc etc

            “The USA Embsy in Ireland compiles reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things”.

            In fact, most organisations are guilty of it.

            And, most individuals are guilty of it too

            Social workers

            Garda-Landlords / Landlord-Gardai

            Medical doctors

            Police ;
            Apparently an institution in every country world-wide BAR* Ireland the country, ironically, where police were first established ;
            And, that by Robert Peel [ then Vice-Roy of Ireland ], & later Prime Minister of UK.
            Hence the terms :
            Peeler & Peelers
            Bobby & Bobbies

            *
            What we have in Irish State since so-called independence are Garda-Landlords / Landlord-Gardai AND NOT Police.
            And they as a block are getting paid by the Heroin dealers of main cities in Ireland to turn blind eye.

            BUT, I STILL HAVE HOPE THAT THE DRUG SQUAD & CUSTOMS ARE SINCERE.
            BUT, I DO NOT KNOW.
            IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME THAT SOME OR MOST OR ALL OF THEM TOO ARE ROTTEN ;
            IT IS THE TREND IN THE LAND OF IRE.
            ULTIMATELY, I BLAME THE IRISH ESTABLISHMENT — ESPECIALLY THE IRISH STATE’S INTELLIGENTSIA & CIVIL SERPENTS & PROFESSIONAL CLASS [ IN THE MAIN, ALL EMANATING FROM IRISH STATE UNIVERSITIES ] & THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SO FAR AS IT IS CORRUPT & THUS GREATLY IN NEED OF MASSIVE OVERHAUL TO BE PURE AND DECENT AND BRAVE AND “TRUTHFUL” ABOUT LIFE

            economists

            PhD students

            I could go on & on listing culprits

            //////////////////////////////
            2.
            Apropos of ;
            “Russia is becoming Christian country again”

            …………………
            2.
            U, Grzegorz, say in ur reply ;

            “Yea, that’s their narrative.
            But, did you know that :

            2.1
            there are more Muslims in Russia than Christians ?

            2.2
            Russia has the highest rate of abortions bar China ( TWICE as many as in the US, despite the US having more than double of people )?

            2.3
            Above fact that HIV is much more prevalent in Russia than USA

            Not very Christian in my book …”

            ABOVE IS SLIGHTLY REDACTED BY TRUTHIST

            ………………….

            In reply to each point above :
            ………………….
            2.1
            I am not surprised ;

            But,to appease ur general concerns about Islam, a Muslim society could still be very agreeable if it is as Sheikh Imran Hossein interprets how it should be.

            I think that there are pockets around the world where overwhelming Muslim society is not much of a problem to one of other main religion, or if one is atheist or agnostic.
            e.g.’s
            Malaysia
            Very probably some parts of Russian Federation
            Very probably some parts of USSR that are not in Russian Federation

            But, I accept that such a society could be very corrupt in ways ad variance to Islam too.
            ……………………….
            2.2
            Legacy of Communism + CURRENT LACK OF CRACKDOWN BY PUTIN
            THIS IS INDICTMENT ON PUTIN
            HE SHOULD DO CRACKDOWN
            AND, IT SHOULD BE IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE MAIN RELIGIONS OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION
            ………………………..
            2.3
            HIV prevalence in Russia & other parts of Russian Federation is mainly because of :
            2.3.1
            Heroin addiction ?
            2.3.2
            Prostitution ?

            ///////////////////////////////

            3.
            “Russia has no offensive motives against Ireland”

            Russia repeatedly violating Ireland’s “controlled” airspace with those atomic bombers…”

            Russia is doing so :

            NOT to violate Irish State

            BUT RATHER

            to intimidate the great Satan ;
            THE CITY / THE CROWN in London
            8-)

            To intimidate them f..kers, Russia is using Irish air-space merely because it is adjacent to UK’s airspace.
            Actually, I hope that they violate IRELAND’S airspace of North East of Ireland FREQUENTLY

            PROVISO ;
            NO NUKES PLEASE

            8-)

            ///////////////////////////

            4.
            Ref.
            “… blaming Russia for downing of Malaysian Airline Flight MH 370 [ I think it is MH 370 ] when it just as likely, rather, that The Dreadful Few did so AND NOT Russia.” ;
            Twice I sent you the o r i g i n a l (primary sources) tweets from the Russian separatists claiming they shoot it down, and even posting a video of it.

            4.1
            According to your reasoning :

            4.1.1
            President Putin controls the Russian separatists ;

            PUTIN CONTROLS THE SEPARATISTS ONLY TO AN EXTENT

            “In which case :
            we should fight him because :

            The Dreadful Few shoot down that plane and
            he controls the separatists”

            MY SUSPICION IS MORE INCLINED TO THE DREADFUL FEW HAVING DOWNED MH 370 THROUGH THEIR CURRENT PROXY ; UKRAINE
            GOV.

            BUT, THAT EVIDENCE U SUPPLY OF THE SEPARATISTS BOASTING ABOUT DOWNING OF MH 370 IS VERY WORTHY OF CONSIDERATION.

            IF THE SEPARATISTS DID SO, IT OBVIOUSLY WAS :

            NOT TACTICALLY MOTIVATED

            CERTAINLY NOT STRATEGICALLY MOTIVATED

            DONE BY ACCIDENT ?

            DONE BY CLOWNS ?

            BUT, “QUI BONO” IS JUST 1 OF THE FACTORS LEADING ME TO BELIEVE THAT THE DREADFUL FEW THROUGH THEIR PROXY — UKRAINE GOVT. — DOWNED MH 370

            Or

            4.1.2
            Putin does not control the Russian separatists who s h o w e d and claimed that they shoot it down :
            In which case :

            4.1.2.1
            we should not fight President Putin,

            BUT

            4.1.2.2
            we should fight the Russian separatists.

            REGARDLESS IF 4.1 OR 4.2, WE SHOULD FIGHT THE DREADFUL FEW IN “THE TRUTHISTFUL” WAY.

            TRUTH BABY
            TRUTH BABY
            TRUTH BABY

            HIT ‘EM & THE WORLD POPULACE WITH THE RELEVANT TRUTH EVERY WHICH WAY !

            8-)

            ////////////////////////

            5.
            ” since collapse of USSR The Dreadful Few have supported & indeed organised
            Chechnian terrorism”

            yes, but in case you did not notice, Chechenya belongs to and is controlled by Russia since President Putin came to power

            CHECHNIAN TERRORISM IS DIRECTED AGAINST :
            RUSSIA

            SYRIA ;
            CHECHNEYIAN TERRORISTS FIGHT FOR ISIS
            ISIS IS ORGANISED BY ISRAEL

            //////////////////////////////
            6.
            “Nonetheless, ur evidence against Russia is still worthy for latest evaluation of who truly responsible.”

            Even knowing who is responsible for shooting down what does not tell us about what is m o r e interesting ;
            What deals had been done that LED to those events?

            My hypothesis, unless proven wrong, is: see above — SURELY “BELOW” i.e. Brzezinski & Co. [ THE DREADFUL FEW is Co. I, Truthist, contend ] — my explanations for terror attacks.

            Google for Zbigniew Brzezinski and the doctrine of convergence (not easy – Google’s algorithms hide it and produce millions of other “Brzezinski” + “convergence”).

            You know that Mr Dugin is President Putin’s main adviser, mentor, spiritual father and Russia’s main strategist.
            Well, guess who he is friends with (I’ve told you that many times before, but I don’t think you ever took it as a worthy clue):

            https://libya360.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/brzinskydugin.jpg

            Save that picture for it might not be there for long…

            ……………………
            OK ; I will save that photo.
            But, it is not convincing for me to think that Russia is in cahoots with Theory of Convergence.
            Yet, I admit to not having read Theory of Convergence.
            But, I think I correct to say that it is World Govt. “by creep”.

            I believe that vast majority of countries are really secretly joined up to World Govt. plan.

          • Truthist

            TYPO ;
            SHOULD HAVE INSERTED THE WORD “FALSE”

            The USA Embsy in Ireland compiles FALSE reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things”.

            In fact, most organisations are guilty of it.

            And, most individuals are guilty of it too

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “it is not convincing for me to think that Russia is in cahoots with Theory of Convergence” – to me, it is very convincing, and this is why: many people here and elsewhere talk about “Brzezinski doctrine” and neoconservatism.

            But

            They never read any books by Brzezinski, so all they “know” about it is some ideas of what it might be taken from those internet sources that always refer to secondary sources.
            In fact, the essence of Brzezinski’s doctrine was convergence. True, it also had containment of the USSR the way it was those days (which was earlier doctrine) – but that was obvious and for everyone to see (same as it was obvious that containment of the West was the USSR doctrine).
            From the Russian side, Dugin – KGB guy – was deployed to start exploring the paths of converging with some of the so called far-right elements in the West (bear in mind that in Germany they are state-controlled) as far as the early 80s.

            Now, like I said: what he says and what he writes has to be taken – due to his key role by President Putin – as the real doctrine of the Russian deep-state – same as what Brzezinski was writing was the real doctrine of the US deep state: especially under Carter, Bushes, Clintons and Obamas.

            The only obstacle the convergence came across was China: China was also part of the convergence (who made their boom possible? The US), but the US reckoned that opening to China will be a way of conquering the one billion people Chinese market to sell the US goods: it was not supposed to be one billion people selling their goods to the US from outsourced jobs.

            So to cut the chase, what was supposed to be one bloc: the US-Eurasia (with their spheres of influence, exactly like Brzezinski and Dugin wrote and said), became two blocs: the US and their allies v China and their allies, with smaller players (Russia, the Carolingians and their allies) in between and changing sides.
            Currently, we have the US v China+Russia+Germany (I’m only mentioning those who count).

            But what is at stake is not the confrontation, but positioning as to who will get what shares at the NWO.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “The USA Embsy in Ireland compiles FALSE reports either knowingly or unwittingly to what is the real scheme of things” – but that report does not strike me as false; even more so because those people were banned entry to many other countries on security grounds.
            Besides – the US Embassy sabotaging the US state by sending them deliberately false reports and then colluding with Russia to have it leaked? Oh common…

      • Truthist

        Ref.
        “… some of the parents are taking on second wives even
        though it is illegal in Ireland.”

        Sounds like swinging if u ask me 8-)

        I wonder what Kirst of that other blog say ?

  20. Truthist

    NEWS Re;
    FRANCE’S MORON PUPPET OF THE BANKSTER OCTOPUS
    ………………………………

    EXCERPT ;

    “Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated that he will not recognise Palestine as a state as it would hinder good relations between Israel and France.

    Prior to his election win, Macron said he backs a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that recognising Palestine would cause instability and he would not risk France’s relationship with Israel to serve the Palestinian agenda.

    At a political rally Macron said:
    “Unilateral recognition of Palestine, right now, will undermine stability …”

    ………………………………

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-french-president-will-not-recognise-palestine/5591329

  21. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    This article is from October 2016, but I think it is even more relevant now (I wonder if someone has a more up-to-date ‘Bitcoin vis-a-vis chinese capital outflows chart’, and for Ethereum too: David McWilliams – do you have it?)

    https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2016/10/26/2178098/bitcoin-as-a-chinese-capital-outflow-proxy/

  22. thebigfella

    Hello.

    New to the site.

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      Top o’ the morning :-)(which, of course, is a British English expression in its origins and American English in its current use).

    • thebigfella

      Blog website isn’t very user friendly I am afraid but glad to be able to post.

      The author says the IFSC gamble paid off. I wonder is this is prudent since Irish based “investors” own 1/4 of all US debt;

      http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/ireland-is-america-s-fourth-largest-creditor-treasury-department-1.2650688

      I wonder do they reside here because of slack oversight etc?

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        That’s right. Ireland is the US’s world’s 4th largest creditor in the world, ridiculous as it sounds.
        I remember that 10 years ago, David McWilliams had a tour in which he was saying that the US has almost 1tn sitting in IFSC, and he was toying with an idea of making a deal with them that Ireland will help them to shift that money to the US in exchange for shares (but he forgot to take full political power in Ireland to implement that – because if he hopes that Mr Varadkar will be capable of such I deal, I have to hereby express my votum separatum: sure he wasn’t even able to deal with Dublin Bus (let alone Mr Donald J. Trump), that he p r o m i s e d – this was his election promise – that he will demonopolise and privatise).

        Well, as far as I know, that 1tn lying idle in IFSC grew to 2.6tn (I’d need to check that, and that’s time-consuming) now, which was partly responsible for the over 26% economic growth in 2015 – canned laughter now.

        But now, I need to finally eat my dinner (it got cold when I was answering Adam) and unwind (Adam winded me up so much that only some 1960s classic F1 Monaco Grand Prix will unwind me – escapism, I know).

        P.S. That jocular offer to Rockefellers family of me stopping to write the truth about them in exchange of Tipo 250F – Maserati’s 250F replica made in the UK – still stands. All they have to do is to contact Tipo, pay 80,000 pounds plus taxes, and ship it to me. I know – Adam would jump in and say that had I invested 1,000 pounds in Etherum, I would have it. Well, whatever makes him feel good.

  23. Truthist

    DEEP & MEANINGFUL ANALYSIS HERE ;

    HEADING
    “One Orb to Rule Them All”:
    Trump channels Antichrist in Riyadh

    May 22, 2017

    By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    EXCERPT
    “In a scene that would have been funny had its implications not been so dire, Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman, and Egyptian dictator al-Sisi – three of the four most demonic rulers on Earth – all grasped a glowing orb and swore eternal allegiance to Satan yesterday. (Earth’s #1 demon-in-human-form, Bibi Netanyahu, was physically absent at the proceedings, but presided over them in spirit.)

    If you thought Trump’s doing the “sword dance” with a sword used to behead the Saudi rulers’ critics, and occasionally their slaves, I mean “domestic servants,” when they get out of line, was evil, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

    The demonic invocation took place at the inauguration of Saudi Arabia’s new “Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology,” which is in fact a disguised Satanic-globalist temple. (The word “Global” in its name is not an accident.)

    Satan, revered by the globalist New World Order high cabal, is known as the “Father of Lies.” And the assertion that Saudi Arabia and its US backers oppose extremist ideology is such an outrageous lie that it might boggle the mind of Beelzebub himself.

    Saudi Arabia is the home of Wahhabism, a murderous and fanatical sect that swarmed across the Arabian Peninsula three centuries ago mass-murdering Muslims who disagreed with its extremist interpretations. Had Wahhabism not been weaponized and supported by the British Empire, and now the Zio-American Empire, it would have gone the way of the countless other Kharajite groups that have briefly arisen and quickly disappeared.

    Today, Saudi Arabia and the US, alongside their masters in Tel Aviv, are the creators, funders and sustainers of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the other Wahhabi-Takfiri “extremist” groups that they pretend to fight. The “Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology” is a truly Satanic lie. …”

    So the real significance of the “Orb” ceremony is this: The lying leaders promoting the phony “war on terror” are using this monstrous, devilish hoax to conquer the globe. By placing their hands on the glowing globe, Trump, Salman and al-Sisi are swearing fealty to the Antichrist, known to Muslims as Dajjal, the coming False Messiah who will attempt to unite the entire world under a global dictatorship based in the rebuilt Third Temple in Occupied Jerusalem.

    Such is the long-term project of Freemasonry, which was created in 17th-century London by Kabbalist followers of the false messiah Shabtai Zvi. The Sabbateans (followers of Shabtai Zvi) are dedicated to “forcing God’s hand,” i.e. compelling God to “bring on the Messiah already!” They believe they can do this by systematically and religiously committing and worshipping evil. The Sabbateans believe in systematically inverting and perverting the Ten Commandments into “Thou shalt kill, Thou shalt commit adultery,” and so on. Their ceremonies involve sexual orgies and human sacrifice, especially the sacrifice of children.

    ……………………………………..

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/05/22/one-orb/

  24. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-21/greek-authorities-launch-mass-confiscation-safe-deposit-boxes-securities-homes-tax-e

    Like I said and repeat. Have nothing in or connected to a bank if you do not wish to lose it. Use the banks for day to day cash use, only. Store spare cash at home, relinquish your safety deposit boxes. Go to private storage of all kinds. Confiscation comes to a place near you, soon!!

      • You post this every year without fail Tony.

        It’s always ‘this September’.

        I don’t even need to open the link to know what it says.

        • Practice makes perfect.

        • Hello Adam,
          I have spent the last few hours hoeing the vegetables and then is the time that the mind turns things over that have left unanswered questions.

          I was cogitating on the reason for the spurt in crypto currencies. I concluded it is because nobody wants the fiat currency anymore . There are many reasons but principally it is because the fiat currencies are bleeding value and something else is wanted in place.
          That something else is usually gold and silver but the tecky savvy people today are used to ethereal money and so crypto currency is a natural. They are not used to the reality that the ultimate in money has to have substance and not be reliant on something else to provide for its existence. In this case the electronic blips in a computer channeled by the electricity of the internet.

          Gold and silver require nothing, they are.

          The basic reason for the CC gains is that the forecast destruction of the fiat money system has already commenced. So do not sneer at David Stockman etc. He is already proven to be correct. The evidence is in your bitcoin and other CC wallets.

          Gold and silver will have their day As the CC currencies hit bubble territory.prudence would provide as I said previously that half the CC profits be converted to PM’s as they are the cheapest thing left on the planet.

          Here is another’s agreement.

          http://usawatchdog.com/rise-of-crypto-currency-means-rejection-of-us-dollar-rob-kirby/

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “I was cogitating on the reason for the spurt in crypto currencies. I concluded it is because nobody wants the fiat currency anymore .”
            1. The main reason for the spurt within the last year are capital outflows from China – read my posts above. Take away China and you are taking away 98% of Ethereum transactions of the last 6 months.
            2. Cryptos are fiat, so they cannot be answer to fiat: unless by answer you mean that they are much better fiat (yes, in my opinion they are much, much better form of fiat – still fiat though).

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Gold and silver require nothing, they are.” – I l o v e the way you said it, Tony.
            Think of that – block the internet access in your country, and you are blocking cryptos – all of them. And any government can do it.
            Having said that – did you ever consider (I’m not trying to be smart here) that gold and silver are also a bubble right now (as cryptos most certainly are?).

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            I am not saying they are (if Ethereum went up from 1 dollar to 200 dollars, then can gold cannot go up from 1,000 dollars to 100,000 dollars – after all, in Weimar Republic, you could buy a block of flats for a few ounces of gold).

            But

            They m i g h t be.
            Heresy, I know.

  25. Truthist

    Preface ;

    Whilst I include a link which defends Libertarianism against Pope Francis’s attack on it, I do find fault with some of the common core of Libertarianism.
    And, whilst I would be a Libertarian or even a true Liberal [ e.g. my defence of the right to life of the pre-born child ], I actually am very much an advocate for what is presented here as Libertarianism’s opposite,
    vis.
    Autarky [ self-sufficient society ; A society which makes everything for itself ].

    ………………………………….

    I as a Catholic can with a certain authority authoritatively state :

    1.
    the Catholic Church has had some excellent Popes

    2.
    the Catholic Church has had some middling Popes

    3.
    the Catholic Church has had some rotten Popes

    And, Jorge Bergoglio, a.k.a Pope Francis [ incumbent ] is of category 3.

    ………………………

    https://antoniusaquinas.com/2017/05/22/pope-francis-and-libertarianism/

    ………………………
    https://newsgru.com/lucifer-is-god-declared-by-pope-francis/

  26. Truthist

    BET THAT THIS WILL SHOCK U ! 8-)

    HEADING
    $100 in bitcoin in 2010 now worth almost $73 million

    22 May, 2017 11:11

    https://www.rt.com/business/389190-bitcoin-historic-price-high/

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      Yea, but provided you c o u l d sell of of that today. But watch this: number of unconfirmed Bitcoin transactions has just reached all time high, and the average price per transaction is $1.80 (Max Keiser was advertising “no fees” as one of the main advantages of Bitcoin)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmCSssXJ9Hg

      Someone made a point to that video:
      “Rat Rod Studios – DRR Customs Ltd1 day ago
      That’s why you pay the transaction fees. Some people still choose to put zero miners fee and then they wonder why it takes 3 days to process a transaction. I pay the recommended fee or slightly higher and I never ever have a problem.?” – but he missed the point completely. It was supposed to be ‘no fees’ transactions – an alternative to central banking. Max Keiser would often name ‘no fees’ as Bitcoin’s main advantage over other forms of fiat money.

      I predict that when Bitcoin finally does go down, it will go down not by 25%, but more than by 60-80%.
      Of course, if you bought it a few years ago, you were lucky: same as if you placed a bet on Jenson Button winning the F1 drivers championship with Brawn at 100/1 (I didn’t).

  27. “A beginner’s guide to Ethereum tokens

    What is an Ethereum token?”

    https://blog.coinbase.com/a-beginners-guide-to-ethereum-tokens-fbd5611fe30b

  28. michaelcoughlan

    Testy

  29. Truthist

    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/05/fbi-insider-trump-foiled.html

    I wonder will Putin confirm the veracity of above report

    /////////////////////////////////

    And, Re ; “Manchester Arena” bombing

    http://aanirfan.blogspot.ca/2017/05/manchester-arena-false-flag-ariane.html

    …………………………………………

    http://www.tomatobubble.com/manchester_bombing_hoax.html

  30. It was in the early 1970′s as I flew every 18 months to visit folks and family in Devon. This year is the 50 anniversary of my immigration to Canada.

    I became aware of strange similarities in policies fomented in the old world and the new at the same time. This caused an insight and the proclamation by me to any who would listen, and few did, that the Western Industrial Democracies were under a coordinated attack to destroy them.

    This essay confirms that any observant person can see the same. Knowledge is power, but the time is now short. The mission is nearly accomplished.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-22/lets-burn-down-universities

  31. Hollywood being a major center of propaganda for the destruction of family values, the basic structure of civilization, is hardly the type of organization I would invite into my community. They could not pay me enough.

    Hollywood is a major propaganda arm for the destruction of western civilization.

  32. Truthist

    A bummer for auld Mr. Bon-Bon so 8-)

    And, hey, more proof that TrAmp is a bare-faced LIAR

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/mnuchin-trump-never-favored-glass-steagall-and-wont-break-up-banks/article/2623486

  33. michaelcoughlan

    Mornin all.

  34. Truthist

    At least 1 male TD of present Dail is known to be frequent user of Gypsy so-called “rent-boys” ;
    I did not get detail if they children ;
    I did not get detail if they are raped by him ;
    It is simply that I got reliably informed of this T.D.’s prolific sexual use of Gypsy young males IN IRISH STATE.

    I trust that if Varadakar becomes next Taoiseach — & strongest indications are that he is about to be — will he be very strict in :

    expelling any willful “rent-boys” who entered Irish State on refugee basist

    ensuring that this male T.D. is fully prosecuted ;
    Obviously the Garda-Landlords / Landlord-Gardai know well of this ongoing situation from earliest days AND chose to ignore arresting those involved ;
    Certainly there are mature adults of household of Gypsy young males facilitating the male T.D. in this regard.

    barring entry to Irish State any suspected “rent-boys” [ willful or coerced ] ?

    And, no, Varadakar is not the male T.D. mentioned above.

    http://www.newobserveronline.com/2017/05/poland-tells-eu-no-we-wont-take-your.html

  35. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Top 10 Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life (10th is kinda daft)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvNgan6ghU4

    http://inside-poland.com/t/only-15-bears-in-polands-tatra-mountains/

    The video inside that link – very, very, very funny. Probably the funniest video I’ve seen this year.

  36. Truthist

    THE COUSINS OF ARABIA

    Best to be vegetarian ;
    However, they may take that declaration as an insult & thence chop ur head off.

    Anyway, the Horse Racing industry in Ireland have deep relationship with the House of Saud ;
    Have they somehow blood on their hands ?

    http://www.truedemocracy.net/hj33/08.html

  37. Truthist

    @ Grzegorz,

    PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE FOLLOWING POST BY ME AS IN ANYWAY “PATRONISING” OR “CONTEMPTUOUS OF VERY VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS HELPING IRISH NATION, & OTHER TARGETS OF THE DREADFUL FEW”

    ………………………………….

    And there I thought all along upon having bought ur crypto-currency & being very careful with use of computer, that they would be very very safe.
    And, I was led to believe that one did not have to be a specialist in finance or trading or computers to invest in them.
    Futhermore, even if one should be skilled in the above niches one could always ignore these obstacles ; There being a way around everything.

    But, now to my dismay I learn from someone much more able & worthy than me in trying to help the stricken Irish nation when it is on the ropes ;

    “You will need extensive financial trading skills to manage a position in a crypto-currency however small to prevent yourself getting wiped out due to the volatility.”

    …………………………………….

    Reckon I have to revert to focusing on Gold only now so.

    • michaelcoughlan

      “Focus on gold from now on”

      Focus on securing a line of income.

      Start by spending less time on the blog and more time figuring out how you can use your talents to provide a needed service to others for a fee. Then approach the person you think could use your talent and make a proposal.

      • Truthist

        Now, that is more respectful.

        I concur in so far as u put it NOW.

        Thank u.

        …………………..

        Still, I have been doing Irish nation a great service here.
        As indeed some others here.

        Internet is really only route for some to have positive constructive impact for their cause[s].

        Only that I have been as diligent as I am, this blog would not be blessed with what Grzegorz — our most learned scholar here — says is ;

        “… the most r e v e a l i n g video you or others have ever posted here !
        Mindblowing, very elucidating. …”

  38. Truthist

    @ Grzegorz,

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Per the following link u posted above ;

    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1995/act/31/section/25/enacted/en/html

    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    1.
    Re; RELEVANCE ?

    1.1
    What is the Relevance of this link to :

    1.1.1
    Thornton’s approach ?

    1.1.2
    Common Law in Irish State ?

    1.1.3
    Law systems [ options 8-) ] in Irish State ?

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    2.
    Re; SIGNIFICANCE

    2.1
    What is the Relevance of this link to :

    2.1.1
    Thornton’s approach ?

    2.1.2
    Common Law in Irish State ?

    2.1.3
    Law systems [ options 8-) ] in Irish State ?

  39. Truthist

    @ Grzegorz,

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Per the following link u posted above ;

    http://www.courts.ie/rules.nsf/0/6b446e7fedb539bf80256d2b0046b3de?OpenDocument

    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    1.
    Re; RELEVANCE ?

    1.1
    What is the Relevance of this link to :

    1.1.1
    Thornton’s approach ?

    1.1.2
    Common Law in Irish State ?

    1.1.3
    Law systems [ options 8-) ] in Irish State ?

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    2.
    Re; SIGNIFICANCE

    2.1
    What is the Relevance of this link to :

    2.1.1
    Thornton’s approach ?

    2.1.2
    Common Law in Irish State ?

    2.1.3
    Law systems [ options 8-) ] in Irish State ?

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      The relevance of all of that is that Thornton’s approach, albeit based on Common Law which of course is the core of the Irish legal tradition, is however based on the US constitution and how it defines terms like the “People”, etc, etc (and that in legal proceedings, you can be a citizen for some purposes but not for the others – as Thornton explained in part one).
      But we cannot derive any of that from the US consitution – our constitution defines all of that differently, even though the Commow Law is at the core of both (but not to such extent to be convergent with the Irish legal system – as you observe court procedings, you notice that while cases from Commonwealth countries are used in Ireland, cases from the US are not).

      So, subsequently, the role of the master of the court is different in Ireland too. So I’m not sure anyone could have pulled up here what he pulled up.

      Look at this for instance:

      http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/injunction-granted-against-master-of-high-court-271195.html

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        (and that in legal proceedings, you can be a citizen for = in their legal procedings in the US

  40. Truthist

    @ Grzegorz,

    Re; “COMMON LAW” SYSTEM vis-a-vis Irish State

    Irish “LAW” system & Irish “LEGAL” system are authoritatively said to be a Common Law system ;

    e.g.

    Website of the particular CROOKS / GANGSTERS known as The Law Society of Ireland

    …………………………………..

    The Irish Courts System exists in a ‘common law’ jurisdiction.
    It shares this with :

    other English speaking countries,
    e.g.’s
    UK, USA, Canada,

    & …

    some non-English speaking countries, e.g. India.

    The system originates from the English legal system.
    Common-law legal systems place greater emphasis on previous court decisions than do ‘civil-law’ jurisdictions,

    e.g.’s

    France
    other European countries.
    Those legal systems originate from :
    Roman Law

    & more recently,

    the legal framework put in place by Napoleon Bonaparte.

    ==> that lawyers working in common-law jurisdictions like Ireland need to work more closely with case-law (previous cases that have come before the courts) than do lawyers operating in civil-law countries.
    Irish courts are bound by their previous decisions.
    And, this is known as ;
    the principle of stare-decisis.
    …………………………..

    https://www.lawlibrary.ie/Legal-Services/The-Courts-System.aspx

    • Truthist

      I HAVE BEEN A NAUGHTY BOY AGAIN GRZEGORZ IN SO FAR AS I AM BEEN :

      1.
      PROLIFIC WITH SUPPLY OF DARNED USEFUL & RELEVANT “QUESTIONS” & “INFO.” TO THIS BLOG

      &

      2.
      NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB ;

      APROPOS OF “COMMON LAW vis-a-vis IRISH STATE”

      Ref.

      Article with Heading ;
      Law chief: firms need to upskill to cope with Brexit

      Colm Kelpie

      May 25 2017 2:30 AM

      “… the President of the Law Society of Ireland …
      Stuart Gilhooly told the International Bar Association conference in Belfast … ;

      … Ireland … [is ] one of the main common law jurisdictions within the EU …”

      ……………………………

      http://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/law-chief-firms-need-to-upskill-to-cope-with-brexit-35752262.html

      • Truthist

        TYPO EDIT ;

        //////////////////////

        I HAVE BEEN A NAUGHTY BOY AGAIN GRZEGORZ IN SO FAR AS I HAVE BEEN :

        1.
        PROLIFIC WITH SUPPLY OF DARNED USEFUL & RELEVANT “QUESTIONS” & “INFO.” TO THIS BLOG

        &

        2.
        NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB

        //////////////////////////////////

        APROPOS OF “COMMON LAW vis-a-vis IRISH STATE”

        • michaelcoughlan

          You have been more useless than even tits on a bull at putting food on the table for your kids.

          The rotschilds didn’t conspire to make your kids hungry. Neither do Irish politicians, bankers, mossad, me hole martin me or anyone else.

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      Not so hasty, Truthist: the Irish legal system is a mixture of 1 Common Law, 2 Equity Law (Equity Law developed to remedy certain things that didn’t work in the Common Law) and 3 the EU law + 4 international conventions.
      Sometimes 1+2 clash with 3 or 4.
      In fact, I could furnish you with an example (but I won’t because of legal and work-related reasons) where I – the humble me – was able to overrule the decision of the Irish District Court (via appeal) based on – as I cheeky formulated – that “The Judge erred in law” (the Irish court’s rulling was in breach of the international law).

      • Truthist

        Yes, Grzegorz, I submitted that claim “tenuously” ;
        Indeed, a bit like the USA Embsy being coy submitting crafting “internal” reports that could with validity be accused as being spurious or moot 8-)

        I recall Thornton replying that when in the course of conducting one’s sovereign court as he recommends — proviso if one is really capable of it — that sure refer to other legal system ;
        “Use everything u can lay ur hands on if it is useful.” ;
        Or, words to that effect.
        Of course, one must consider the implications of every move.
        But, such skills should be an ease for a chess player as is ur good self.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          “the USA Embsy being coy submitting crafting “internal” reports that could with validity be accused as being spurious or moot”
          - the US Embassy, like an embassy of any serious state (and there are probably no more than 10-15 serious states in the world) is of course capable of submitting spurious or moot “internal” reports.
          My point was however – why would they choose Vladimir Putin to
          l e a k it? In other words, why would they
          1 make it look “internal”
          2. cable it to Washington and
          3 leak it through the source that President Putin is officially protecting via granting political asylum?
          And mind you, the same source of leak would also release materials aimed at downing Hitleree Clinton? And all of that in conjunction with Israel (although the last bit is the least improbable to me – after a few millions Jews or maybe “Jews” emigrating to Israel, the Russian lobby is incredibly strong in Israel – they even
          1. Have large energy contracts: Russian military complex and companies settling Israelis on Palestinian territories and
          2. Run the same historical policies (President Putin pledged to help maintain the Holocaust Industry, and Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged to maintain the myth of the “liberating” Red Army).

          I covered 1 and 2 in details in the past, so I’m not going to repeat myself.

          BUT

          E v e n__a l l o w i n g__f o r the doctrine of convergence, Russian-Israeli cooperation (also Saudi – Russian cooperation: Russia sold Iskanders to Saudi Arabia with which Saudi Arabia bombed Yemen) – I s t i l l don’t believe in a scenario in which the US Embassy cables a report that is made to look “internal”, and then makes Putin to leak it.

          That would be only possible if there was a world government in operation, and I don’t think we are there yet.

          Btw – all that report is much more credible both in probability and in evidence than all that people like Mr Angus O’Snodaigh, Ms Patricia McKenna and Mr Richard Boyd Barrett ever said and done in their lives. These people have a proven record of incredibility.

      • Truthist

        Grzegorz,

        I must depart internet now for to get some food.

        Aim to return to u on what is a most important topic for all here on this blog vis-a-vis their economic AND socio AND legal survival which is all the more under attack on foot of that appalling decision to give Irish State guarantee to private debt owed to Bond-Holders & Foreign Banks.

      • https://www.lawteacher.net/free-law-essays/equity-law/conflict-between-common-law-and-equity-equity-law-essay.php

        “”The two jurisdictions then become estranged and a stalemate situation ensued, with no compromise on either side which eventually led to the impasse being referred to the Attorney-General, Sir Francis Bacon, who partitioned the King. The Attorney-General acting on the authority of James I, upheld the use of the common injunction issued by the Lord Chancellor and concluded that in the event of any conflict between the two jurisdictions of common law and equity, equity would prevail.”"

  41. Truthist

    HAVING GROWN UP WITH ORWELLIAN REGIME IN IRISH STATE ABOUT IRA SUBVERSIVES, HECK ! ;EVERY HOUSEHOLD [ EXCEPT Blue Shirts no doubt & other gilded species ] HAD THEIR HOUSEHOLDS SEARCH BY GARDA-LANDLORDS / LANDLORD-GARDAI WHEN THEY LOOKING FOR KIDNAP VICTIMS OF IRA & INLA, & ALSO BEING AWARE OF ORWELLIAN REGIME IN NORTH EAST OF MY IRELAND, & ALSO BEING AWARE OF ORWELLIAN REGIME DIRECTED BY BRITISH GOVERNMENT AGAINST IRISH IN BRITAIN — eg. Irish personel working in certain ministries were not allowed to enter certain parts of open plan offices which all other staff [ Nigerian, European, etc. ] not being Irish citizens were allowed to enter without fail even if they very lesser rank in the organisation than Irish, I find the following a fascinating proposition to read ;
    However, I have not read beyond the Excerpt I supply herein.
    Pressed for time & all that jazz.

    HEADING ;
    ISRAEL – THE GREATEST SPY MACHINE OF ALL TIME

    November 20, 2016

    SUB-HEADING
    To Understand Globalist Zionist Power And How It Rules From Israel, You Must Understand These Words -

    “OPERATION TALPIOT”
    and ”
    THE TECHNION”

    ……………
    “Information Is Power”
    …………..
    NOTE FROM TRUTHIST

    TRUTHIST, HERE, JUST FOCUSING ON THE FOLLOWING INFO. GIVEN IN THIS LINK :

    …………..
    EXCERPT
    IN THIS BLOG POST YOU WILL LEARN -

    1)
    How Israel planned over 40 years ago to dominate the high technology communications sector.

    2)
    How Israel trained officers from Israeli Military Intelligence to become private entrepreneurs. Now they dominate both the public and private high technology sector.

    3)
    How this plan was titled “Operation Talpiot”.

    4)
    How Israel dominates databases of all kinds from banking to medical, to policing, to NSA sub contractors, to government encrypted communications, to video surveillance systems for Class A critical infrastructure.

    5)
    How Israel … have … Helper who assist Israeli Intelligence where ever …, anywhere in the world, giving access to all sorts of public and private sensitive locations.

    6)
    How Israel is setting up high technology co-operation schools under The Technion – their premiere research facility. This co-operation is used to infiltrate into the country of interest.

    ……………………………………………….

    https://isolatebutpreserve.blogspot.ca/2016/11/israel-greatest-spy-machine-of-all-time.html

  42. Truthist

    Seriously, does Irish State have any politician capable of this insight & bravery & confidence, & competence inter alia ? ;

    ………………………….

    PRETENDERS “Varadakar”, “Coveney”, “Adams”, & “Me-hole Martin” sure do not have this man’s ability or decency or guts !

    …………………………

    http://www.activistpost.com/2017/05/syrias-assad-just-explained-how-america-really-works.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1d55930ac4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-1d55930ac4-388143229

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      “PRETENDERS “Varadakar”, “Coveney”, “Adams”, & “Me-hole Martin””

      Btw, I was always curious of your opinion which one of them is the l e a s t bad (or are they equally bad, and we can throw the coins)?
      For me it would be one of the tougest question to answer, and one of the few I wouldn’t have a quick answer. I would probably eliminate Mr Coveney straight away because he promised to increase the Rangers Force from 60 to 100, and with a great bravado, and then he advertised for extra… two.
      Also, considering that the Dublin Airport security seems to be entirely based on metal detectors rather than armed presence (doesn’t have to be visible), a question comes up who did he work for.
      Having eliminated Mr Coveney (just for this – maybe it is the nicest chap of them all – I don’t know him), I would be forced to choose between Messrs Adams, Martin and Varadkar.
      That would make me depressed. I don’t know.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        is the l e a s t bad = as politicians, not in moral terms.

      • Truthist

        [ BABY ] COVENEY ;

        Coveney is “officially” a Bilderburger ;
        Suds — of interesting hereditary / tribal background ; U will have to seek out what other Irish blogs say about him ; I guess that the very attractive Kirst of that Twitter a/c u gave recently may have same angle on aul Suds — brought him to Bilderburg meeting.
        Papa Coveney — now dead through controversial means [ even a shaggy dog story can be controversial ] was in the lead up to his death enduring period of accusations that he was crooked involving Michael Lowry T.D. shenanigans [ I not sure off-hand did this particular controversy involve Denis O'Brien [ once Ryan Air CEO ( 1st, or at least immediately before Michael O'Leary ; I think ; Anyway, now the main owner of Digicell or whatever & many mobile phone networks around the world, mostly in Caribbean I think ( again off-hand ), & owner of Irish Independent Newspapers, & many other businesses ] — was a crook according to man I know who worked for him & his associates on at least 1 joint-venture by all of them.
        However, my friend, a very wise & experienced & kindly man & so much more that is worthy, was very impressed with Baby Coveney ;
        Well, he was until I supplied to him crucial info. which I will not divulge on the blog.

        ………………………………..

        ADAMS

        My opinion”S” of him have been a learning curve.
        They certainly justify the short-cut to wisdom & honest & brave truth-seeking that is the likes of Henry Makow’s website ;
        Actually, Aanirfan.blogspot of whom I have some misgivings — mainly because they are promoting homosexuality as acceptable but with qualification that it not be imposed upon a target & certainly that it to be not imposed by adult upon a child — is actually very sharp in its insight into the IRA’s relationship with British Secret Services ;
        Chris Spivey also has at least 1 great article dealing with INLA & IRA too ;
        The one I immediately recall is that one on Earl Mountbatten up until his assassination in Irish State ;
        .
        http://chrisspivey.org/who-murdered-mountbatten/

        YES, YES, YES !
        THE ASSASSINATION* OF MOUNTBATTEN — PEDOPHILE — WAS DONE BY MI5 & MI6 & CIA IN COLLABORATION WIH IRA [ At least in they accepting to take the ALL of the credit ] & I NOW ALSO BELIEVE BY “BUCKINGHAM PALACE” ;
        LET US NEVER FORGET THAT THERE WERE OTHERS — INNOCENTS — MURDERED BY THAT BOMB ;
        2 young teenagers ; Mountbatten’s grandson & a boy from North East of Ireland, & also The Dowager Lady Brabourne who was grandmother to above grandson of Mountbatten ;
        And, there were also other serious casualties.
        .
        HEROIN SHIPMENTS IS JUST 1 OF THE MOTIVES BEHIND THIS BOMBING
        .
        ANOTHER MOTIVATION IS TO PUT A STOP TO LORD MOUNTY INFLUENCING PRINCE CHARLES IN SPEAKING AGAINST USA HAVING NUKES IN BRITAIN.
        LORD MOUNTY AGGRIEVED AT USA FOR STEALING BRITAIN’S EMPIRE WHEN FD ROOSEVELT SECURED IT FROM CHURCHILL.
        ……………..

        AND, WHILE WE ARE AT IT, GRZEGORZ, U SURELY RECOGNISE THAT THIS BLOG. EVEN BEFORE UR MOST VALUABLE ARRIVAL HERE, & SUBSEQUENT TO UR ARRIVAL, HAS HAD HEAVY PRESENCE OF ONE WHO HAS-A-BAR-At-GCHQ CHELTENHAM WAREHOUSE OR OTHERWISE AUTONOMOUS FOR ‘EM ;
        AND, IT WOULD BE RATHER AMISS OF THAT OUTFIT NOT TO DO SO ON THE SLACK PADDIES.
        BUT, WHAT ELSE WOULD U EXPECT OF A NATION TO TOLERATE GIVEN THAT THEY ALREADY SUFFER MEEKLY FROM THAT APPALLING KITCHEN-SINK ADVICE TO GIVE IRISH STATE GUARANTEE FOR THE PRIVATE BANK DEBT OWED TO BONDHOLDERS & LENDERS [ Regardless if they domestic or foreign ] ;
        HECK, I DO NOT GET EVEN CHILD BENEFIT FOR MINE.
        AND, NEITHER DO I GET MY FULL SOCIAL WELFARE ENTITLEMENTS.
        AND, NEITHER DO I GET BACK-PAYMENTS IN SOCIAL WELFARE PAYMENTS THAT I AM OWED.
        AND, I COULD SAY SO MUCH MORE THAT REALLY POINTS TO LONGSTANDING & CONTINUOUS VICIOUS VICTIMISATION OF ME BY THE IRISH STATE.

        *
        I PERSONALLY KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT INCIDENT & THE OTHER BIGGIE THAT HAPPENED THE SAME DAY ;
        INTIMATE CONFIDENCE GIVEN ME ;

        ……………………

        LEST I DIGRESS, I RETURN TO COMMENT STRICTLY ON THE OTHER MAIN CANDIDATES FOR TAOISEACH OF IRISH STATE

        …………………….

        ME-HOLE MARTIN

        Pending I knowing enough about Varadkar, I rate Me-hole as the WORST.

        DECO IS CORRECT ALSO IN HIS OPINION DEPLORING ME-HOLE MARTIN.

        ………………………

        Varadakar

        Just on his performance in Dept. of Health [ or rather Dept. of "Decline in Health", & then his "FUNNINESS", & then his views e.g. he in favor of allowing murder of pre-born children [ Logically, even more easy to start murdering male homosexual adults by the likes of the same Dr. Deaths + Nurse Deaths so with that sort of mindset ; Yes, "Be careful for what u wish for" say the wise Chinese ], & current performance in which we continue to suffer a CRUEL + OTHERWISE CORRUPT Dept. of Social Welfare, I say ;

        Varadakar is bad choice of candidate to be minister, let alone leader, of any country.

        /////////////////////////////

        RE-CAP FOR CLARIFICATION

        PENDING MORE INFO. ME-HOLE MARTIN IS THE WORST CANDIDATE !

        ///////////////////////////

        http://chrisspivey.org/who-murdered-mountbatten/

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          Thanks,
          I appreciate the info on Mr Coveney, and I did copy in the past that article alleging IRA/other – on face value – hostile services collaborating with each other (this would not be new – CIA and KGB established informal meetings over – this is mindblowing – the heads of the Communist Party – as early as 1983; in fact, that might have been crucial in convincing Bill Clinton to splash that $140bn stability fund on Russia – that noone remembers now and noone talks about – that only helped to strenghten mafia’s position (mafia in Russia also comes from KGB, and contrary to a popular opinion that it started after the USSR collapse, it existed in Russia – I say Russia because it was initially the Moscow phenomenon – in the 1980s).

          In the future, I would ask you to maybe structure your response in a way that you
          a) make your legitimate grievance a separate bit that you can insert at the end or the beginning and
          b) structure the candidates assessment into simple
          Strenghts
          Weaknesses

          Something else I was going to say… I forgot.
          Oh, the Ra – do you know that after Sean Russell was trained by in the Nazi Germany, he started to organise attacks on innocent civilians in England in cinemas (and later on volunteers in fire brigades – women among them – this is as low as you can go). So eventually, the Nazis got pissed off and told them: well, why don’t you attack some British garrisons in Belfast?
          Nah – for that, the IRA of Sean Russell was too cowardly. Russell’s IRA – the most shitty, the weakest, the most cowardly underground army in WWII. Having encountered real resistance (the Nazis stated that Polish resistance was the only one they could never fully break/infiltrate) the Abwehr and Wehrmacht (let alone SS) had nothing but contempt for the IRA, IRA, plant a bomb and run away.

          • Truthist

            I amused / bemused at they lauding Michael Collins but denigrating modern IRA ;

            Assassination / Murder
            IS
            Assassination / Murder

            …………….

            But, I accept soldier casualties in combat zone when these trained killers are the baddies against soldiers who are the goodies.

            ……………….

            And, there are many ways of destroying the person, or “the people” Ref. Art. 6 & Art. 49 of The Irish Constitution — a la Thornton with Ref. USA Constitution — & thus Sovereign OWNER of Irish State, other than by death.

            Irish people, & particularly The Irish State through its Civil SERPENTS, are very adept at doing that ;
            Just as callous AND cowardly as Mr. Sean Russell they are.

            …………………..

            AS I SAID BEFORE WITH WORDS OF SIMILAR EFFECT ;

            “REPUBLICANS WITH CRIMINAL TENDENCIES ARE TOLERABLE ; To an extent”

            “BUT, CRIMINALS WITH REPUBLICAN TENDENCIES ARE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.”

            ……………….

            THUS, BEWARE OF CRIMINALS WITH REPUBLICAN TENDENCIES !
            ……………….

            By golly, that would be a great phrase in a play.

            But, it not created by me ;
            Rather told to me in person by one privy to the art.
            ………………….

            I have, do, & will, ALWAYS contend that there is a peaceful AND smart AND moral AND lawful AND “DECENT” way to free a nation ;
            But, one must be very creative in discovering it & brave & determined in fufilling it.

            Also, those who double-cross will be fully revealed in a most understandable way to be the HYPOCRITES + TRAITORS against the Irish Nation that they are.

            It can be that a personal case is the case of Ireland,

            a la

            Each case of :

            Guilford 4
            Birmingham 6
            Maguire Family

            Now, more tenable to suspect that Birmingham bombings were done by British Security Services with Assets in IRA co-operating to take credit on behalf of IRA ;
            Thus, IRA brought into further disrepute, & IRA further corrupted into believing that such actions are acceptable, & Orwellian state justified in Irish Stae, & North East of Ireland, & Britain.

          • Truthist

            Ref.
            “It can be that a personal case is the case of Ireland,…”

            “MISE EIRE”

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “lauding Michael Collins but denigrating modern IRA ;”

            There are at least 3 different things:

            a) the old IRA,
            b) the WWII IRA and c)
            the Troubles IRA.

            a) The Irish Republican Army (1917–22) was recognised by the First Dáil as the LEGITIMATE army of the IRISH Republic in April 1921.
            Anyone who condemns the sense of its existence does not recognise the Irish state (mind you: sense, NOT their tactics or even strategies – I think that 1916-ners has the most amateurish tacticts possible – except for Michael Collins – who shared my opinion anyway.

            But

            They were the legitimate army – their memory should be celebrated (it was not – Michael Collins – and that says a lot about De Valera).

            b) IRA of Sean Russell was

            b’ – NOT an army (let alone a legitimate one), although it pretended to be one (it sponged some money from the Nazis lying to them that they are an army, before the Nazis copped on that they are just a bunch of eejits) – I wouldn’t describe it as underground either, as their focus was on killing civilians in cinemas, etc.

            I think the most accurate description is: Sean Russell’s band a criminal organisation aimed to undermine the Irish State. It’s such a pity that Russell died from stomach ulcer on a German submarine (Germans lost patience to him too), because he deserved death by hanging like Lord How-How.

            b” – Killed more Irish than they killed British (more people died thanks to their help in Belfast’ Luftwaffe bombings that Irishmen killed by the loyalists during Troubles).

            b”’ – was not a “freedom fighting” organisation either: they wanted to exchange a British occupation for the German.

            b”” – the only reason they lasted the whole WWII was because the British were some gentle in WWII, compared for example to the Nazis (or compared to British in 17th-18th century): if the British had a rule that the Nazis had in Poland – that for each killed Englishman they would execute 50 Irish civilians,
            the IRA of Sean Russell would not have lasted even one year: their own wives would have killed them.

            c) And now there is the Troubles IRA.
            There are a lot more people who are more competent than me to talk about it (although I also had indirect contact with them, but only inasmuch one of my girlfriends from Bogside was from a well-known Provo family).

            If I can the liberty of issuing some judgement of them, I’d say I would evaluate them higher than Russell’s IRA, but lower maybe than Collins IRA.

            Terrible as it sounds, it’s not like their terror attacks were without a reason – because in the 60s, the other side started it (brutal treatment of peace protest and that terror attack on Catholic school for girls).
            Also, the Troubles IRA did attack some British soldiers, and not once, not twice, but many times – and when they attacked civilian targets, they would give a warning.

            So

            I’ve a lot more respect for Gerry Adams than for Sean Russell.

            And now I am going to say something really controversial – I am in favour of the Good Friday Agreement and I think that with its all downsides for the Irish, it’s been the greatest achievement of the Irish post-WWII state.

            I know that some people might find it very controversial (i.e., my Bogside lassie called me a traitor – apart from calling me a “stranger” rather than by my first name always – as her whole family was against the Good Friday Agreement and thought that the bombing should go on until the British leave; and she said that me being in favour of the Good Friday Agreement, we can no longer see each other.
            Which in hindsight would have been the case anyway, as she emigrated to Australia (this was still a Celtic Tiger!).

            So I am sorry if I am maybe too controversial, but I am in favour of the Good Friday Agreement (Ireland does not have any army anyway), and I think that in these circumstances, peace in the North should be a priority for everyone (unless the circumstances change dramatically, which I’m not going to expand on).

            I respect people who are against it, but in my opinion, based on those I met, they are just knights errants (no offence intended – I am just telling you like it is).

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          The reason I’m asking is because if I want to copy your analysis, it’s more time-consuming for me to tease out the actual analysis.
          Also, maybe you add Paul Murphy to that circle.
          I have to go, I am late today.

          • Truthist

            OK ;
            I will be interstial in the future other than be inter-interstitial.

            I include such grievance as public record & social record ;

            I HAVE GIFT / CURSE OF GREAT CREDIBILITY WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE GIVEN TO TELLING ME GRAVE INFO. ABOUT INSTITUTIONAL STATE OF IRISH STATE ;
            INSTITUTIONAL STATE OF IRISH STATE BEST ALLOW ME TO GET ON WITH MY LIFE IN THE DECENT & GAINFUL WAY I ALWAYS ENDEAVOR TO DO LEST I CONTINUE TO BE OF VICTIMISED STATUS SUCH THAT I DO BE APPROACHED WITH MORE EVIDENCE OF GRAVE WRONG-DOING DONE BY THEM AGAINST “THE PEOPLE” WHOMSOEVER OF IRISH STATE OR FOREIGNERS IN IRISH STATE, OR ….

  43. Truthist

    OF COURSE, EQUIVALENT EVIL STUFF AS THE HOUSE OF SAUD DO ARE DONE IN THE OCCIDENT ;
    incl.
    Irish State with limited official numbers
    But, massive & growing numbers with what Mizzzzzz-andrist Zappone is spear-heading aginst Irish Nation & against the foreigners too.

    Hey, why do not the so-called incensed Moslems in Ireland take on the issue of defending the pre-born child ?
    Nay, they will not ;
    Because, they are just following orders that stretch all the way back to The Dreadful Few ;
    Although some of the fanatic clowns do not, & would always refuse to, believe that fact about who is their overlord.

    UN-BEHEADED HEADING ;
    Saudi Arabia: Women beheaded in street, corpses dangling from cranes

    March 22, 20165:05pm

    …………………………..

    http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-women-beheaded-in-street-corpses-dangling-from-cranes/news-story/e9b9a2a9f158285818106049e922aff1

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