A reader, of streetdogs.blog the word on the street, one Anna Brady, wonders, considering the national homeless crisis, why it is that when the Courts are handing out community sentences, do they do not take into account what trade or professional skills the offender has to offer and sentence the offender to serve their community sentence using those specific skills to the benefit of local homeless organizations, rather than meaningless tasks, like painting railings!
One wonders how our other readers view Anna Brady’s suggestion?
One thing that crosses the mind about Donal Trump’s great concern about the Mexican Border “invasion” from South American Countries, is how would those heroes of the Native Americans resistance to the historic land grab of their lands, view the turn of events, of immigrents, moving from westward ho the wagons to northward ho the wagons? Enjoying sweet revenge?
In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with College Degrees!
Ring any bells, anyone?
Talk about coincidence! Sunday afternoon, the film ” LONELY ARE THE BRAVE” on the television, tuned in late and just in time to hear, that mans man, Kirk Douglas being told by the female leading support, the line,” if men weren’t needed to make babies, I wouldn’t be having anything to do with any of them!”
Stroll on down to have a coffee in O’Briens Sandwich Bar, reading Saturday’s Irish Independent, ( for some strange reason, no Sunday papers provided for customers to peruse?? ) saw an article stating that scientists in China, have bred 29 mice from two female mice and that these 29 single gender mice have gone on to breed further mice themselves!! These said scientists, believe that the techniques discovered in their research for this project, can be duplicated in Humans and other Mammals! The hand that rocks the cradle and all that!!
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A reader has brought to the attention of streetdogs.blog the word on the street, an issue concerning their being in a taxi, where the driver had a CCTV camera facing into the interior of the taxi, taking in a full view of the driver and his passengers. Now the reader states that they were surprised by this, as they had never seen themselves being on video in a taxi before, or been aware of any taxi driver having internal video cameras operating in any other taxi.
Streetdogs.blog the word on the street, have inquired about this subject with both some members of the public and several taxi drivers and surprisingly the driver referred to by our reader, is not unique, in that many taxis do actually have internal facing cameras, some covert and some overt! Apparently, it is not a problem if there are notices on the taxi in clear view stating that CCTV is operating in the taxi.
streetdogs.blog the word on the street would welcome readers comments on this subject, have you been in a taxi where you were aware that internal CCTV, was operating in the taxi? How did you feel about your experience? Do you think taxi drivers should be allowed to or not allowed to operate internal CCTV cameras in their taxis? As a taxi driver, do you feel this is a question concerning your safety and security?
Apparently, at one stage the then Taxi Regulator proposed making it mandatory, as a matter of passenger safety, for all taxis to be fitted with an internal viewing CCTV, of a standard type relayed to a central monitoring station, but for some reason, this was never followed through on, by the then Taxi Regulator!
A brilliant judgment By the British Supreme Court at a hearing in Belfast, Thursday, August 30th. 2018 has determined that an unmarried mother, living with her partner and father of her children, is entitled to access widowed parents allowance for bereaved children, after the death of her partner.