If one of us goes to war…we all go to war

I have spoken to a lot of people about this new tax being imposed on the Irish people: The Tax on Water. The majority of people who are in regular and well paying jobs have no objections to it. They don’t. They agree that water should be paid for. That water needs to be paid for. The small impact it will make on their yearly salaries is minimal. So they don’t have any moral objections.

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RIP Robin Williams

I was told I had a heart of stone today. It was just after breakfast and we were running late to get to the train for an appointment. The subject had come up about Robin Williams. It was really sad, I was told, that he had died…especially as it seemed to be a case of suicide. He had been an ever present in my conscious life. He had always entertained and made me laugh. I said that I didn’t think it was unduly sad. Someone died, but I didn’t truly know him. Why should I feel something for Robin Williams?

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The secret to getting a job

If you want a job, you will normally need to do an interview. This can be a daunting process. You need to look and sound the part. You need to sell yourself and you have 20 minutes to do it.

I haven’t worked a proper job in over 2 years. In that time I have forgotten all about how these things work. And by forgotten I mean completely.

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An Indian Corporation can destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know that the company which owns the lease for Abbot Point Port in Queensland is an Indian Multi National Corporation? The man at the helm, Guatam Adani, is the 6th richest man in India. They have recently been granted permission by the Queensland Government to expand the Port.

This may not seem too disturbing, but the issue is that this company want to dump up to 5 million tonnes of dredge waste from this upgrade into the National Park which surrounds the Great Barrier Reef. Of course the company have produced “peer reviewed scientific studies” which show that no harm will come of this.

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Slaughterhouse Death

Growing old is a permanent thing. There is nothing to do except to prepare for the inevitable onslaught of Mother Nature. The ravaging beast of noxious Time allows none to escape. And yes you can prepare. You can slow it down. You can diet and train and exercise your intellect and body. You can go …

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The times they are a changin’

I had my first speaking engagement during the week. It’s true. I spoke with my wife about the life we have had for the last few years. I basically spent over an hour big noting myself. It was great. I got a serious buzz from it.

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