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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Micheál » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:10 pm

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:39 am

Micheál wrote:Image
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That is sooofunny and reminds me...
I worked for a company which had a medical department. It was rough and ready with a large waiting room where everyone heard your interrogation by the nurse. Herpes was the new big thing and was spoken of in whispers! I presented with a face full of cold sores whose medical term is herpes simplex. ....the waiting room was full of men and Me the next the door to the doctors room opened and the nurse roared" send in the girl with the herpes"...chairs and tables were scattered as the men raced for the door... :lol: :lol:


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:19 am

Earlier this week I had an appointment with a specialist - I was there on time but there was a delay. When I did get in to
him he was quite harassed with all the delays, I told him if I were meeting him under Clery's clock I would have long gone. At least this got a belly laugh from him.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by keeper » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:57 pm

Sinead ! You mean he was actually Irish and knew about Cleary's Clock ! All is not lost so :lol:



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Toss » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:51 pm

keeper wrote:Sinead ! You mean he was actually Irish and knew about Cleary's Clock ! All is not lost so :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: wuu wuu wuu


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Folks:

The man was born in Dublin, of 'Yella Belly' parents, is proud of his heritage, played Gaelig and Hurling and rides a bike. He is my cancer consultant and there is absolutely no bull with him.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by keeper » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:41 pm

Sounds like a great man, any consultants I've had to meet were all from the four corners of the World !



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:55 am

Time for a bit of a moan!!
I have been watching the rebuilding and extension of the Frescati Shopping Centre in BlackRock with interest and it is now almost complete...a low lying building taking up a lot of space...why oh why didn't Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council insist on the owners (as part of the refurbishment) building five or six stories of social apartments over the shops? BangHead BangHead

I go to Vienna a lot and in every suburb the Aldi (Hofer) shops and Lidl shops have stories of apartments overhead. It would have so many pluses 1. the area would be "lived in". 2. people would get an apartment in a town centre. 3. young people could stay near their extended family in their own community. etc...


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Post by Sinead » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:38 pm

Most European cities have apartments above the shops. In Dun Laoghaire we always had flats/apartments, call them what you like, over the shops. Having people living in the centre of any city keeps it alive.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:56 pm

Sinéad and Rocker, I must completely agree with your points. The only way is up, in terms of creating homes for those who suit the type of home that would result from apartments above supermarkets. I note that at that location, there is wonderful green-space nearby, at Blackrock Park and the access to Blackrock Baths should be rejuvenated. I believe that our Councillors should now seek to place permission for works to redevelop Blackrock Baths because I believe this would encourage local residents to stay local and result in financial benefits for local businesses. We have such wonderful locations in the Borough but the building space is limited. Therefore the only way is up but as always it should be done in a sensible way. I refer to the old Mountwood Flats and also the Ballymun Towers. We must consider such projects properly and sensibly.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:31 am

I have been chatting to a number of my younger relations about housing and accommodation. There is still a stigma about living in a flat! everyone thinks they should have a three bedroomed house with a back and front garden. When I say there should be flats over the shops I am not talking about a tiny flat but a four bedroomed flat with decent storage, a storeroom maybe in the basement and a parking space in the complex. I really don't think our architects have a clue what is needed. Most of my relations lived in London in the 50/60 and had Council flats which were spacious and we would have loved to live in them. They were well though out with decent thick walls where you never heard anyone upstairs or downstairs.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:31 pm

Rocker wrote:I have been chatting to a number of my younger relations about housing and accommodation. There is still a stigma about living in a flat! everyone thinks they should have a three bedroomed house with a back and front garden. When I say there should be flats over the shops I am not talking about a tiny flat but a four bedroomed flat with decent storage, a storeroom maybe in the basement and a parking space in the complex. I really don't think our architects have a clue what is needed. Most of my relations lived in London in the 50/60 and had Council flats which were spacious and we would have loved to live in them. They were well though out with decent thick walls where you never heard anyone upstairs or downstairs.
We are so psychologically different to our European neighbours, particularly in our thoughts surrounding property ownership. We have an attachment to the land that is unlikely to be extinguished until its changed constitutionally. This is very unlikely to happen in my view. With the constitutional guarantees to our property, almost perpetually enshrined in law, its unlikely that the necessary change will be quick enough to prompt our perceptions to understand that a proper home can be also one that does not include a garden to be attached to the actual home. the recreational area can be outside the environs of the home too.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:32 pm

Like Rocker I have spoken to younger generations about their exceptions regarding a home in the future - they would be happy to have a flat over high street shops provided they were properly built and had 3/4 bedrooms so they could stay there for life. Schools etc are already in place. They have no great interest in having a garden as it is too much work when they have so little leisure time. Most of the younger people do not see themselves having a house similar to the one they grew up in.
Yes, we have to go up but regulations must be strict and have to be adhered to - no self signing off.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sat May 25, 2019 12:08 pm

Haven't had a good moan for a while!
As I am of a certain age various bits of my body are failing. I am attending a number of different hospitals for a number of things. Consultants order various scans but don't tell the patients! what they are, what they are for, why they have ordered! Usually I get a letter from hospital X saying such and such a test is booked and I go along. They ask ME who ordered this test! I usually have an idea if it is my heart it is X and if it is my leg it is Y.

Yesterday I got a letter from one of the larger hospitals saying I was over a year on a waiting list for X test ( big doctor's term name) and did I still want to go ahead and stay on the waiting list!
My question is...why ask me? I didn't order the test! I don't know what the test is! I am still alive so maybe it is not necessary! could it be necessary!?Why not ask the consultant? was it necessary in the first place? how could he still be treating me if he does not have results of the test? Yikes!!!! the mind boggles.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Toss » Mon May 27, 2019 12:30 am

My moan of the month is directed at the 52% who did not vote ....... shame on you, you don't deserve to breath our air.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by bugrock » Mon May 27, 2019 1:00 am

No vote, no voice. Good onya Toss!


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Post by Denis Cromie » Thu May 30, 2019 9:03 pm

I agree Toss,shame on them.



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 am

Toss wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:30 am
My moan of the month is directed at the 52% who did not vote ....... shame on you, you don't deserve to breath our air.
It is a strange one. Everyone you meet is moaning about lack of housing, the children's hospital overrun cost, the cost of childcare, the patients on hospital trollies. But, the only way we can sort out anything is by getting decent (if there is such a thing) people into power.
I really am surprised at the whole Green sweep. Most Greens I know are on a different planet to me. A few years ago I had one call to the house and she was promoting bus lanes . She was about 30 and I was late 60's. She told me what we all needed to do was ditch the cars and get on our bikes. Even when I was 20 I wasn't that good on a bike I'd hate to see the damage I'd do to myself today if I got the bike out! :lol: :lol:


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 am

Perhaps a system of penalty could be introduced for non voters?
1) no right to apply for housing
2) no right to interact with local authority
3) reduction or loss of benefits for a week
lots of other things could be added to make a comprehensive list

I believe it is our responsibility to vote unless there is a genuine reason not to do so. Completing the responsibility then gives us certain rights.



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Post by Toss » Fri May 31, 2019 2:01 pm

In my opinion, voting should be madnatory and we should have a "None of the above" option if we are not happy with the candidates presented to us.

Can you imagine the wake up that would occur if 52% of the electorate voted none of the above ? it would certainly open the door for a new party to emerge and tell the established parties that their nepotistic dynasties are no longer acceptable.

I think the recent green vote has nothing to do with their party policies and everything to do with middle class people veering away from the FF/FG/Lab clique and too scared to vote SF/PBP/etc .... how quickly people forget that the Green Partys Ciarán Cuffe TD wrote on his blog in 2007 that "a deal with Fianna Fáil would be a deal with the devil" and next thing we know the two parties were in power together.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Fri May 31, 2019 6:23 pm

I would agree that it is a shame that so many don't vote when asked.
The difficulty is how to impose a sanction for not doing so.
If a constitutionally protected right is attacked unjustly, the legislation
applying the sanction will be repugnant to the constitution and struck down.
One thing that would present a problem is the fact that the electoral register
would need to be updated fully to include every citizen to ensure that equal treatment is afforded to all eligible to vote. What if a taxpayer chooses to opt out of voting, under a 'right to disassociate'?
It would be wrong to deny them their future pension provision.
Unfortunately, this is most likely an unenforceable action.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Denis Cromie » Fri May 31, 2019 9:16 pm

I'm not sure penalties would work. Politics dictate what type of health service we have, what education we get, in fact how the country is run and it's very hard to understand why people don't exercise their right to vote to influence this. Let's hope the younger people who have been given the opportunity of better education will increase the number. I'm heartened to see so many of them taking part is issues that are important for the future.



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:51 am

Denis Cromie wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:16 pm
I'm not sure penalties would work. Politics dictate what type of health service we have, what education we get, in fact how the country is run and it's very hard to understand why people don't exercise their right to vote to influence this. Let's hope the younger people who have been given the opportunity of better education will increase the number. I'm heartened to see so many of them taking part is issues that are important for the future.
Yes and no ~Denis. Having been a bit of a rebellious teenager myself I was following the French student riots of the 60's, the ban the bomb, the whole Irish freedom idea. When all the time I was just following the crowd and was not really informed about any of the issues :oops: :oops:
A lot of teenagers I know think it is cool to "protest" on Green issues while all the time living in centrally heated houses, using every kind of electrical device known, getting driven in large gas guzzling cars,buying and discarding clothes after one wear! Most that I know have no idea about world politics, financial markets, corruption, power plays, murkey underworlds etc. They just think it is cool to bunk off college and disrupt traffic (for a limited time as long as it doesn't interrupt watching Game of Thrones or playing on their Ipods).
While I am no fan of a certain Kerry political family I sat in awe watching them on the Late Late the other night. From the cradle they were well versed in how the system works. They have for the last 50 years surrounded themselves with clever, wily people who know exactly how to play irish politics. I wish I could be that politically smart! phewvb


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Micheál » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:17 pm

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Great analysis of the 'young' vote.



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:05 pm

Micheál wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Rocker for Taoiseach wuu
Great analysis of the 'young' vote.
Well pointed out! Maybe those local councillors who have failed to attain
re-election should take note.


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