I remember in the time after the financial crash of 2008 I was in and out to my own Bank branch quite a bit. The cashiers were cowed and avoided eye contact. It was a change from their usual pleasant selves.
I was keenly aware that the real bank pricks were upstairs on the top floor and the guys and gals I met at the frontline were ordinary Joe Soaps like myself. So on one visit I engaged the lady cashier with the opening line, "You must be under pressure down here at the moment." She agreed uncomfortably that they were. So I added, "It's your bosses who did wrong, not you." Thus began an interesting conversation with her where she was open and honest and among other things she urged me to "Shaft the bastards if you get a chance."
The Irish Bank's management, including my own fuckers, stole €64 billion, (that's €64,000,000,000 fucking yo yo's), from the Irish people and every one of us has been paying for that ever since. The private gambling debts of the banks were made public property by our lords and masters when they dumped the bill on us. With that lot in the bank, so to speak, the bastard banks got their mojo back and ever since then they have been tossing families out of their homes. The fucking cheek of them!
Not content though, they are going after their own foot soldiers. "Alice Warnock (55) told gardaí she was sorry and “felt like a fool” after the six-year fraud was uncovered while she was on sick leave in 2012." Poor Alice was only shafting the bastards but the system caught and tried her for the crime of not stealing enough. You see, Alice only managed to section off €144,089 from the bank to put in her own accounts and those of family members. She obviously learned nothing from her superiors. Alice baby, if you're going to rob then rob big. If you'd nicked over a billion you'd still be free now.
Judge Greally heard all the usual shit in court about psychological upset and probably a damaged childhood also. But the meat of the thing is that Alice was only following example and just didn't have the sort of big ambition necessary to carry it off. As a result she now faces a loss of reputation, the loss of her livelihood and a year in jail to boot. You know also that the money wasn't taken from innocent depositors accounts.No! It came from a thing called the bank’s internal administration account. Well, I can only say if I'd had access to that administration account, I'd have cleaned the thing out completely and then disappeared somewhere hot and remote, (and fuck 'em).
But instead the condemning words of the elite were spoken in court. “The offences were not committed in relation to a financial predicament, they were carried out to enhance her lifestyle,” Judge Greally concluded before she imposed a 12 month sentence on the various counts to run concurrently. No doubt the same Judge Melanie Greally has a fine enhanced life to live herself as she sent down one of the plebs. Does the bitch of a Judge think the poor woman took the money for anything other than an enhanced lifestyle, the kind a Judge of the bench could afford perhaps, at the citizen's expense?
In a bank the administration account is the office float effectively. It's the foreign travel, five star hotel account for senior executives and is tax free money for the already well-salaried. That Alice lightened the load, for me is justice in itself. The €144,089 she got her mitts on is peanuts in the grand scheme of things. Any sneaky fucker in senior management could take a break at the bank's expense to consider how to screw even more millions from mortgage holders and spend that amount while was away at the administration account's expense.
Alice's story is, in short, a travesty of justice!