Monday, September 27, 2004

No TV!

My television is broken. It just stopped working. Have to fork out the euros to get the thing fixed. Made me realise one thing. I cant live without television. Id be so bored!

Civic Duty

Random violence on the street. Underage sex. Binge drinking. Drugs.
All these things are on the rise in Ireland especially in poor and disadvantaged areas.
It seems that there is a lack of morals and empathy towards others in todays society. As the Catholic Church loses its influence it seems nothing is holding back todays youth in their activities.
The new godless generation arent scared into compliance like they once were. And many take their home problems out on oters around them.
A moral vacuum has been created with the fall of religion. And this vacuum must be filled in order to help future generations become more forgiving. And this filler should be civic duty.
We should target children in their early school years and through their entire education. There should be a certain part of each school day set aside for a civics class.
Of course i hear you say we already have such things. But these are generally seen as an oppurtunity to doss rather than to learn.
Many times in secondary school inexperienced teachers thought the subject. I remember in my own class my physics teacher was the civics teacher.
We should spend less time teaching religion and more time teaching civic duty. perhaps even we could put civics as a leaving cert subject to make it more important.
The civics class could include lessons about government and the enviorment. It should teach how to be tolerant and respectful to others. It could bring in people to give talks to the students. About the impact of littering on society. The dangers of drink and drugs. The victims of crime telling their story. Racism victims tell of their torture. How underage sex can affect those who undertake in it and the many dangers involved in it. And in general get across that every action has a consequence and every consequence will force responsibility onto the doer of that action.
It could get across the notion of respect,not through fear or commiting vile acts, but through hard work and achievement.
In many inner city communities their can seem to be a lack of aspiration. People feel stuck in a rut. They feel they cant improve on their situation. The civics class could get the young of the communities thinking about education and stable jobs. About how the most respected people are those who try their best and dont hurt others. about how life can be improved by staying away from crime drinks and drugs. Learn how to set up sports clubs and share hobbies. The list goes on and on.
If we can get into everyone that anything is possible if you try and if you stay respectful of yourself and others you can live a healty satisfying life.
If we can get them young we might stand a chance.

Friday, September 24, 2004

R Word

Watch out what you say. You could become a racist.
They say ignorance spreads racism and they're very true. So why cant someone express their misgivings about immigration without being labelled a racist? Surely having these discussions will help reduce the ignorance?
In the recent citizenship referendum why did the 'do gooder' groups and lefty loons wave off the result that a majority of Ireland must be racist. Saying that is an insult to most Irish people. A small minority are racist in this country yet these people dont seem to realise this. Being for reduced immigration doesnt make anyone a racist.
Anti-racism groups should spent more time battling street racism that many people suffer today rather than worrying about immigration which is up to government policy.
More funds should be introduced to battle racism and tougher penalties should go to those convicted of any attack that is racially motivated.
Yet at the same time immigration levels should be reduced. Micheal Howard of the conservatives in the UK has recently made a plan that would cut immigration levels yet at the same time make sure the most vunerable are accepted. His idea is based on the Australian model which is a points system for all immigration seekers. The system takes into consideration the age,work skill, country of origion and what sort of immigration they are applying for. Ireland should start looking at a similar system to more thoughtfully create a multi-cultural society rather than the speeded up version we have witnessed in recent years.
Already since the new citizenship plans were approved the number of asylum seekers have reduced. Suddenly Ireland is not an easy touch for immigrants trying to get into Europe.
And with a slower growing ethnic community in Ireland we can take better care of them and fight true racists.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Bookies

On Sunday last i won 100 Euro at the bookies. Yet all this does is nearly make up for all the money i lost at them over the last few months. You cant beat the bookies they say. Im thinking they are true.
But recently ive been doing better at picking horses. Ive improved dramatically. So tomorrow on my day of work im going to try win a second time at the bookies. If i win ill write about it. If you never hear about it again then it will mean the bookie won again and ill give it up for good.
I promise.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Russian school tragedy

When i watched footage of mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters burying their loved ones in Beslan i could barely hold the tears in my eyes. This act of evil has really affected me.
Children are our most precious thing in the world. And to think that their first day at school, a moment every child remembers, can be ruined by butchers and madmen.
Just thinking of the terror they went through. The rape and murders they saw and suffered. Everything. Its just digusting.
Since when has the freedom of Chechnya got anything to do with plundering children. Knifing them shooting them raping them?
The men who did this are evil beyond belief and cannot be negotiated with. Vladimir Putin, George Bush and other world leaders know that these terrorists know only one tactic. Violence. And only one thing will stop them.
We must root out terrorists and monsters in every part of the world. No matter where they are or where they hide they must know that you cant get away. They learned this in Iraq and Afghainistan. And we cant stop now. The battle goes on. And next time you might go on an anti-war march just think of your children.
Are we to sit back and let these brutes hide out in the likes of Iran, Syria or Chechnya? Waiting to strike again and again their only goal the destruction of the west? OR will we stand up to them and seek them out and capture or kill them? Bring down the people who finance and harbour them and we can make this world safer for us all.
Remember the children of Beslan in your thoughts and prayers. God bless their souls.

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Florida 2000

Alright my first proper post. Grand stuff. And im going to get political on you. As i will do a lot.
This is about the presidential elections in Florida of 2000. And the feeble lies the democrats and especially the mad lefty Michael Moore came up with about why they lost it. One in particular annoys me because its sooo wrong!
Most of what im going to write ive taken from the book by David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke called "Michael Moore is a big fat stupid white man"
And the biggest feeble excuse of Florida 2000 is....... Some conspirators removed felons from taking part in the elections assuming that many of them would be black democrats.
Apparantly Katherine Harris who was Bush's campaign chairwoman and the Florida woman in charge of elections there paid $4 million to database technologies to go through the voter rolls and remove anyone suspected of being a felon. Harris and Bush apparantly knew that by doing this they would keep black voters out of the voting booth.
Very wrong.
In 1997 the race to be mayor in Miami was overturned when it appeared people found guilty of felonies and dead people were on the rolls. The Miami Herald led an outcry over this with a stat saying that 50,000 felons were on the voter rolls along with 18,000 dead people.
This stirred the Florida legislature and NOT Katherine Harristo give $4 million to clear the voting rosters of felons and dead people.
Another lie by the lefty looneys is that 31% of all black men in Florida have a felony. Are we expected that 1 in 3 black men are guilty of felonies? It turns out a mere 3% of black men have felony convictions.
There was an appeal process for anyone who thinks they shouldnt be on the purge list. 5,400 were heard and 2,500 overturned. Only 108 cases were not sorted before the vote.
Another hole in the loony conspiracy is that some strongly democrat counties in Florida ignored the voter purges altogether and let felons vote anyway as the Herald found out and reported!
Also in the Herald election survey a sample of two Florida counties revealed that "At least 39 felons,mostly democratic, illegally cast absentee ballots...if felons cast illegal votes in the same percentages at the polls it could amount to more than 470 illegal ballots locally and more than 2,000 statewide.
Thats at least 2,000 illegal votes from felons and it still didnt tip the balance in favor of Gore.
Its about time people accepted that George Bush IS the rightful president of the United States and will win again in 2004.
Now you know not to listen to the looneys who will soon be complaining that felons are being purged from the Florida voter roll again this year. It all started in 1997 and was put together by the Legislature in responce to the Miami mayoral race debacle.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

cherry popper

Ok so i took the easy route and just used this website to start a blog. Too lazy to go about creating my own customised one! So sue me. Well im not guna write anything here. I might do in future though.