I will never understand why the private gambling debts of the banks had to be socialised. When there were profits they were private but when stupidity by the private banks began returning losses, these losses became all of our responsibility. …Continue reading →
About John Mallon
A sixty something male, happily settled with two adult brats and my rock of common sense. I've worked at lots of jobs, done lots of things, had many experiences hairy and otherwise and have met some really interesting people in my life as well as a fair share of pricks too. I have witnessed change, some of it just for the sake of it and I hope this blog will communicate the "how it was" as well as the "how it might all turn out." I am a libertarian, mildly catholic, strongly christian and I like to practice what I preach. I hope you enjoy my observations and some of them serve you well in your life.
I am grateful to my friend and mentor "Grandad" for the following incomplete list of the taxes we are all subject to in Ireland. Airline surcharge tax Airline Fuel Tax Airport Maintenance Tax Broadcasting Charge [tax] Building Permit Tax Capital …Continue reading →
I listened to Bertie Ahern yesterday talking with 'Miriam,' (our next President), and two thoughts struck me in quick succession. Despite what we know and despite what resulted from his light-touch approach while in office, Bertie is still likable. I …Continue reading →
Last Christmas we were told that, "€30,000 a year is spent for every homeless person, (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/30000-a-year-spent-for-every-homeless-person-30804910.html). That amounts to €577 a week or €2,300 a month for each and every homeless person in the State!!! WHAT? I'm struggling for words …Continue reading →