Chinese saying for Taiwan; May you live in interesting times. Biden say’s America, will NOT fight Russia over the Ukraine. A friend in need is a friend indeed. America, is your friend Taiwan?

BLACK KNIGHT TAKES CASTLE; YOUR MOVE WHITE/NATO/EU!

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Has Russia chess player Putin, played a fool’s pass on Biden &NATO? One of NATO’s rules about potential new members joining, is that, such, must be not be engaged in a war! Seems that Ukraine will be in a constant phoney or civil war.

Will NATO, changes it’s rules?

UKRAINE; ANOTHER CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS-OR ANOTHER BAY OF PIGS?

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AS WE LISTEN TO AND READ THE AMERICANS AND THEIR ALLIES SPEAK OF THE UKRAINE’S RIGHT TO SOVEREIGNTY, THEIR RIGHT TO ENTER ALLIANCES AND MAKE WHAT FOR THEM, MAY BE SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DEFENSE OF THAT SOVEREIGNTY. MATCHED WITH THEIR DISREGARD OF RUSSIAN CONCERNS ABOUT THE THREAT TO RUSSIA’S DEFENSE BY SUCH ALLIANCE AND THE POTENTIAL PLACEMENT OF AN OFFENCE WEAPONS SYSTEM IN PROXIMITY TO THEIR CAPITOL CITY.

ONE’S MIND TRAVELS BACK TO AMERICA’S REASONING ABOUT CUBA’S RIGHT TO SOVEINGTY AND RIGHT TO MAKE ALLIENCES, IN THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS, PLACING WEAPONS SYSTEMS ON CUBAN SOIL, IN PROXIMITY TO AMERICA’S TERRITORY.

THEN THERE’S THE LITTLE ISSUE OF THE FARCICAL EFFORTS TO INTERFERE IN CUBAN AFFAIRS BY ASSISTING AN ATTEMPT AT THE OVERTHROW OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT IN A FARCICAL INVASION, SO NICELY CALLED THE BAY OF PIGS AFFAIR!

NOW THESE OBSERVATIONS DON’T MEAN ONE AGREES WITH THE ACTIONS OF THE RUSSIANS OR OTHERS; BUT MAKES ONE WONDER, HAVE ANY OF THESE PLAYERS GOT AN IOTA OF SENSE BETWEEN THEM?

Ukraine and Cuban Missile crisis -You got that wrong, Gerard O’Regan!

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Writing in the Comment Page of today’s, Irish Independent, Friday 18th February, 2022. Gerard Regan, asserts “However, it is also important to try and see things from the Russian leader’s viewpoint.” Before going on to state “Nobody seems to draw an analogy with the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.”

Actually, Gerard, streetdogs the word on the street, at 19:45hrs, Monday, 10th of January 2022, posted to Twitter, and many other online media, such an analogy, entitled “Ukraine; Another Cuban missile crisis – Or another bay of pigs?”

Now, Gerard, our question is, How did you miss our post? Do you not follow online media?

VAT and other Taxes on energy bills. An old story worth rewriting?

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As one reads and listens to various people and public representatives of all shades and rankings, calling for the removal of taxes on energy. One is reminded of a something of the same happening in the seventy’s. Back then, Some people led by a group calling it’s self “Movement for Irish Democracy (MID).” Called for the removal of VAT on domestic energy bills, Against this idea, people where told that under EU regulations this could not be done, as the rules required that a percentage figure/number had to be added to all VAT deemed items. When MID members were discussing this on, The Gay Byrne Radio Show; A chap named Pat Turner, a representative of the grocery trade, pointed out that 0 (Zero) was a number/figure and why could this not be used as tax rate?

Well for a very brief period 0 (Zero), was so considered by the government on domestic energy bills, till the EU got into a strop about it with the government. Why not try Zero as a rate on domestic energy bills again?

UKRAINE; ANOTHER CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS-OR ANOTHER BAY OF PIGS?

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AS WE LISTEN TO AND READ THE AMERICANS AND THEIR ALLIES SPEAK OF THE UKRAINE’S RIGHT TO SOVEREIGNTY, THEIR RIGHT TO ENTER ALLIANCES AND MAKE WHAT FOR THEM, MAY BE SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DEFENSE OF THAT SOVEREIGNTY. MATCHED WITH THEIR DISREGARD OF RUSSIAN CONCERNS ABOUT THE THREAT TO RUSSIA’S DEFENSE BY SUCH ALLIANCE AND THE POTENTIAL PLACEMENT OF AN OFFENCE WEAPONS SYSTEM IN PROXIMITY TO THEIR CAPITOL CITY.

ONE’S MIND TRAVELS BACK TO AMERICA’S REASONING ABOUT CUBA’S RIGHT TO SOVEINGTY AND RIGHT TO MAKE ALLIENCES, IN THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS, PLACING WEAPONS SYSTEMS ON CUBAN SOIL, IN PROXIMITY TO AMERICA’S TERRITORY.

THEN THERE’S THE LITTLE ISSUE OF THE FARCICAL EFFORTS TO INTERFERE IN CUBAN AFFAIRS BY ASSISTING AN ATTEMPT AT THE OVERTHROW OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT IN A FARCICAL INVASION, SO NICELY CALLED THE BAY OF PIGS AFFAIR!

NOW THESE OBSERVATIONS DON’T MEAN ONE AGREES WITH THE ACTIONS OF THE RUSSIANS OR OTHERS; BUT MAKES ONE WONDER, HAVE ANY OF THESE PLAYERS GOT AN IOTA OF SENSE BETWEEN THEM?

Close that door! redesign one way microwave oven door please!

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One consequence of the current social and work environment, regardless of working from home or not; Is the greater amount of time spent in a home environment, which used to seem perfect or at least fairly acceptable. But now one notices little quirks needing attention, just little things, mind.

Like looking at the kitchen counter top array, and developing an urge to rearrange the various kitchen gadget’s positions in relationships to each other. So, with much huffing and puffing, everything moved in accordance with the grand plan; Step back, looking at your handiwork. Agh!! Everything is as they say OXO. (well, we are discussing kitchen gadgets) Except for that Micro wave door, Which, like virtually every other micro wave oven, is hinged on the left, primarily to suit right-handed people.

Now, this does not suit fully one’s use of the micro wave in it’s new position. Standing there, scratching one’s head and musing how unfair this is, especially, considering one is left handed! Questions why do they not have other arrangements for hinging the door, raise up, drop down, hinge on the right, have dual hinging options? Say’s to one’s self perhaps I should patent this idea; However, let’s not make an even bigger idiot of one’s self, do some research; And guess what folks? There are indeed such variables available.

Now, for many people it might be well worthwhile checking out this subject, an article by one, Nat Howard, on HomeSteady dated February 15th 2018. is a good read.

A TALE OF TWO SIBILINGS; LIKE CHALK AND CHEESE, BOTH SERVED ON TWO SERPERATE PLATES. THANK YOU MINISTER!

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If you spent less than six months in a home, you are not worthy of anything, so says, Minister for Children, Roderic O’ Gorman

Now, Consider, John and Joan. When John was 9 months old he was placed “In The Care ” of a religious institution. Likewise, Joan who was then 8 years old, in a separate location.

Joan spent her entire life in institutions. John was “fostered out” to several different rural families, John had lived with more different families than he had birthdays before his 8th birthday. John was then, by way of an illegal transaction, transported to another country.

Eventually John returned to Ireland and found his sister.

In due course, Joan received some monetary compensation for her harrowing experiences, and even got to meet the President of Ireland. John however , was told, “As you left the country (8 years old, sold to strangers), and had not actually spent much time in any given “Care premises”, you are not entitled to anything! An Irish solution to an Irish problem.

PS. John had never actually ceased to be an Irish Citizen, just not an equal one!

A true sports person. Champion doesn’t say it good enough about this unique Irish woman!

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Having seen and heard, Gold Medal winner, Kellie Harrington; On this evening’s, TV3, 8 o’clock news. One has to say what a real person she is.

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