When a person is on a dating site and they are chatting to someone who they are led to belief is in the same town as them and so readily available for a coffee date meeting and who’s photo suggests someone they would be attracted to, but in reality the other persons is located in another country, and is using someone else’s photo. Would it not be correct to say that this other person is engaged in an actual deception? Even if no form of reward is obtained by this other person, other than to their own ego and the enhancing of peoples belief in their supposed ability to be where their admires expect them to be doing what people believe them to be doing, is this not deception.

In respect of what is now being called Fob-Gate, where certain TDs are reported as having been recorded as being present in the Dáil, when in fact they were some considerable distance away the far side of the Country, one defense put up by one person was that TDs being recorded as being present in the Dáil by a fob had nothing to do with claiming expenses , as once they attended at least one hundred and twenty days in the Dáil, a TD’s expenses would not improve with any further attendances recorded by their fob, past said one hundred and twenty days attendance..

Now the question must be, that in accepting the above defense as being correct, then why bother to be recorded as being present when you are not? Perhaps the Catfish and Kittenfish on dating sites might have some of the same reasons, do you think?

A very simple basic question about Factory clocking- in-cards and your Dáil Éireann TD’s Fob usage?

How is it that a common ordinary person working in a factory or some other place of employment, who either on their own behalf or another persons behalf falsely used a clocking-in-card to obtain payment for a period of their own or someone else’s alleged presence, would find themselves subject to dismissal from their employment, if indeed they did not also face Criminal prosecution for Fraud and/or conspiracy to defraud. So whats different about TD’s ( We have yet to hear about Senators)s doing effectively the same thing? Perhaps TD Marie Bailey’s actions are not so bad after all, at least the Lady was putting her claim up for full examination by An Irish Court to decide any justification of her claim! Unlike the nod and wink and blind eye Carry- on- TD’s, involved in these activities.

Inktober 2019 Day 10 – Pattern — Melanie Franz

I actually caught up with my ink drawings but my camera is on strike… so just one fashionable fox at the moment inspired by Brian´s travellers series on Equinoxio. Don´t ask me how I ended up with this fox…!? Merci.

via Inktober 2019 Day 10 – Pattern — Melanie Franz

short stories. first draft! “man in a café I was sitting in my favourite café at my regular table, a four-seater beside the main window, looking out over the cafés well-manicured lawn and flower beds to the large red-brick Edwardian houses fronting onto the main Dublin – Belfast road. I was given to using this particular table because its location meant I would not be in too close a proximity to cafés other clients, being a four-seater meant there was plenty of space to place the Irish Independent and the Irish Times, so generously provided by the café proprietors, in a readable position beside my plate of a full Irish breakfast. And of course, the window views added to the ambience, while allowing me to view the passing street life on the busy thoroughfare!

What Bookies want to offer odds on the following: that on Saturday, 19/10/2019, Ireland will trash the All Blacks by a score exceeding 12 plus a bonus point and that the UK Parliament will pass Boris’s Brexit Deal by 3 clear votes majority, well is there any takers?