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3000 queue for Christmas food parcels in Dublin.


Truth.ie

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First of all, a big Thank You to the Friars Capuchin's for restoring my faith in humanity.
We're all too quick to criticise the Catholic churchmen, while forgetting how much good work they do in Ireland and around the World.
And also to their voluntary workers of all religions and none.

The photo of the people lined up in the miserable damp and rain is utterly depressing, but the story is uplifting.
Hundreds queue before dawn for food parcels - National News - Independent.ie
I'm guessing it's a mix of local Irish and foreign immigrants, probably from around the World and of all religions.
This was also going on throughout the Celtic Tiger so it's not a new phenomenom.
Also know of the soup kitchens in Athlone etc.
Has the gap between rich and poor ever been greater in the history of the State?
Go a few streets from this scene in Dublin and you'll meet gross materialism and consumerism.
It's almost Dickensian
 

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put my offerings in the local shops S.V.P drive earlier would encourage others to do the same:) 3000 people collecting food parcels is a shocking number no one should be going hungry in this state this christmas
 

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I'm sure some of them were just there for the free stuff.
 

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Must be a different Dublin form the place where the IMO boss can get a pension pot of almost 10 Million Euro for successfully lobbying to maximize his members' cut of the PAYE taxpayers pie.....
 

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According to yesterdays Metro Herald front page article ...they said there were a mix of people in the queue even some architects and other 'professionals' who never thought to find themselves in this situation...

There is no 'almost Dickensian' about it.......this society is splitting into the haves and the have-nots and there will come trouble from this inequality yet.....professional people with education will eventually organise and then this state will reap a whirlwind...........
 

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Remember lads, overseas aid budget is 600 million.
 

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put my offerings in the local shops S.V.P drive earlier would encourage others to do the same:) 3000 people collecting food parcels is a shocking number no one should be going hungry in this state this christmas
On another note, i'd advise people NOT to give money to beggers in the street and instead give to charities that work with the poor and homeless.
The money you give in the street will undoubtedly be used for drugs, booze or organised fraudsters.
Once saw a guy put a 50 euro note into the cup of a teenage Roma gypsy on the DART. Idiot.
 

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This must be a different Dublin, from the city where A Great Socialist Ditherer can retire on a massive Taoiseach's salary after bring the country to bankruptcy, and whose only regret was that he never built his very own Dole Bowl......on 200 K per annum...after appointing his pals to state boards..."because they were me frendz"....it must be a different Dublin from that Dublin...
 

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On another note, i'd advise people NOT to give money to beggers in the street and instead give to charities that work with the poor and homeless.
The money you give in the street will undoubtedly be used for drugs, booze or organised fraudsters.
Can the same the Pravda levy, or taxes that eventually end up being used to bail out banks and gamblers holding Seanie bonds ?
 

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This must be a different Dublin, from the city where A Great Socialist Ditherer can retire on a massive Taoiseach's salary after bring the country to bankruptcy, and whose only regret was that he never built his very own Dole Bowl......on 200 K per annum...after appointing his pals to state boards..."because they were me frendz"....it must be a different Dublin from that Dublin...
their everywhere Analyzer dick spring the dirty rat defending his huge salary from being chairman of alda capital whist collecting another huge salary from the state on aib board was just downright disgusting i hate that man:mad:
 

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First of all, a big Thank You to the Friars Capuchin's for restoring my faith in humanity.
We're all too quick to criticise the Catholic churchmen, while forgetting how much good work they do in Ireland and around the World.
And also to their voluntary workers of all religions and none.
Food for thought there T.ie. Probably not a good idea to hold ones breath and wait for a radical athiests 'humanist' soup kitched to provide relief to the fellow 'humans'. It does however highlight why they insist on trying to hijack secularism and dub everything it touches, theirs. Its not about providing anything extra, or better, only taking credit for part of what is already provided.

Good luck to those who spread a little cheer in the holiday season. Might even give it a go myself.

Wow. I just agreed and liked something Truth.ie posts. Its a Christmas miracle! :lol:
 

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With such scenes of poverty, this can't be the same Dublin, where the Cowen Can sits in the centre of the city, (cost 1 Billion), empty most of the time, and receives a fortune of the PAYE taxpayers money every year, which is then handed over to Johnny Ronan, can it ?
 

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This must be a different Dublin, from the city where A Great Socialist Ditherer can retire on a massive Taoiseach's salary after bring the country to bankruptcy, and whose only regret was that he never built his very own Dole Bowl......on 200 K per annum...after appointing his pals to state boards..."because they were me frendz"....it must be a different Dublin from that Dublin...
Nope it is not.... nor is Bow st a kick in the nebbs from the Party HQ's of those louts,not to mention the biggest rats nest of it all... where they sit back with their smartarse soundbites and wobbley,well fed double chins telling the rest of us to tighten out belts and put on the hair shirt...
 

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Can the same the Pravda levy, or taxes that eventually end up being used to bail out banks and gamblers holding Seanie bonds ?
Of course. But we've no control over that. We're serfs.
We can however budget our own spending.
 

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This must be a different Dublin, from the city where A Great Socialist Ditherer can retire on a massive Taoiseach's salary after bring the country to bankruptcy, and whose only regret was that he never built his very own Dole Bowl......on 200 K per annum...after appointing his pals to state boards..."because they were me frendz"....it must be a different Dublin from that Dublin...
Our Political class are still one of the HIGHEST PAID in Europe......Says a lot about our society......
 

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Our Political class are still one of the HIGHEST PAID in Europe......Says a lot about our society......
Yes. But they are "cheap" compared to our "professional" classes.

Lawyers, NAMA consultants, estate agents, auditors, bankers, doctors etc... who have no clue about austerity, and who merely use their political power and influence on the institutional state to extract economic rent from the rest of society.

Money is being wasted all over the place. But the system is contructed to ensure that there are people who work every week, and who are still broke at the end of the month. Half the households in the state have less than 100 Euro at the end of the month.
 
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And yet there's outrage (here and 'abroad') over the timing of a by-election thread...
 

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On another note, I'd advise people NOT to give money to "charities" who don't publish their expenses and executive pay and pensions in relation to donations and instead give money to beggers in the street.

On another note, i'd advise people NOT to give money to beggers in the street and instead give to charities that work with the poor and homeless.
The money you give in the street will undoubtedly be used for drugs, booze or organised fraudsters.
Once saw a guy put a 50 euro note into the cup of a teenage Roma gypsy on the DART. Idiot.
 
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