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March of a million


tipp revolution

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It's like this - I have a burning sense of injustice about how money is being spent in this country - I need to shout it out or go mad with frustration.

It is the opinion of my local('s) expert panel that Greece have got a much better deal because they shouted like f%$£k.

Now that the representatives of European big money (Merkel et al) are coming to town, why don't we stand up for ourselves and shout like F$"&K outside the EU meetings in Dublin and send the message to the WORLD that the Irish citizen is more important to Ireland than any bank.

I want to live my life here, have my kids around me if they choose and I don't any of us to starve and need antidepressants to do it.

A march of a million (at least) for our collective spirit and self respect.
 

Howya

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Reminiscent of Martin Luther King. Keep the unions away and you might get a ground swell of support.
 

Biffomania

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Count me in - all we need now are another 999, 998.
But even if we make the magic million Enda & Eamon will swear to their EU "patrons" it's only a few hundred Shinners and anarchists out to damage Enda's chances of the 2012 Best Little Quisling award.
 

daveL

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My wife and I will join

If the unions keep their banners and megaphones away
 

realistic1

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Reminiscent of Martin Luther King. Keep the unions away and you might get a ground swell of support.
Sad to say the above may be the case, how could anyone march behind Union leaders that earn 100K+ and are complaining about austerity?
 

meriwether

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It's like this - I have a burning sense of injustice about how money is being spent in this country - I need to shout it out or go mad with frustration.

It is the opinion of my local('s) expert panel that Greece have got a much better deal because they shouted like f%$£k.


Now that the representatives of European big money (Merkel et al) are coming to town, why don't we stand up for ourselves and shout like F$"&K outside the EU meetings in Dublin and send the message to the WORLD that the Irish citizen is more important to Ireland than any bank.

I want to live my life here, have my kids around me if they choose and I don't any of us to starve and need antidepressants to do it.

A march of a million (at least) for our collective spirit and self respect.
They've got more assistance because they are in worse shape than us.

Its the equivilant of a man with a broken leg complaining bitterly that the hospital made a bigger fuss of the guy with cancer than him.

Greece also got, for instance, a much better deal on its debt, than, say, Holland.

Should Holland feel embittered about that?
 

blokesbloke

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I don't see how you could keep the unions, Sinn Fein or anyone else away.

And to be fair, why should they be kept away? They're part of Irish society too and if you want a million people you need everyone you can get.

I am sure all kind of groups protested in Greece.

This "I'll go but only if unions/Shinners/anyone a bit common/anyone I don't like won't be there" is kind of the problem in the first place.

It's sort of like "well I'll go but only if it's a nice, respectable protest with people like me in it - and not next Tuesday because that's the day I'm washing me net curtains" attitude is precisely why Ireland is being screwed over!
 

Rocky

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It's like this - I have a burning sense of injustice about how money is being spent in this country - I need to shout it out or go mad with frustration.

It is the opinion of my local('s) expert panel that Greece have got a much better deal because they shouted like f%$£k.

Now that the representatives of European big money (Merkel et al) are coming to town, why don't we stand up for ourselves and shout like F$"&K outside the EU meetings in Dublin and send the message to the WORLD that the Irish citizen is more important to Ireland than any bank.

I want to live my life here, have my kids around me if they choose and I don't any of us to starve and need antidepressants to do it.

A march of a million (at least) for our collective spirit and self respect.
Greece hasn't got a better deal. Greece is far far worse off then us. You know all the scandal about the cut in the respite care, yeah Greece doesn't have a carers allowance full stop.
 

daveL

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I don't see how you could keep the unions, Sinn Fein or anyone else away.

And to be fair, why should they be kept away? They're part of Irish society too and if you want a million people you need everyone you can get.

I am sure all kind of groups protested in Greece.

This "I'll go but only if unions/Shinners/anyone a bit common/anyone I don't like won't be there" is kind of the problem in the first place.

It's sort of like "well I'll go but only if it's a nice, respectable protest with people like me in it - and not next Tuesday because that's the day I'm washing me net curtains" attitude is precisely why Ireland is being screwed over!
I didn't say they should stay away

Just not fly their banners or shout their slogans as if they represent everyone in attendance... I won't be represented by them; even if only accidentally or by reasons of proximity.
 

Rural

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I don't see how you could keep the unions, Sinn Fein or anyone else away.

And to be fair, why should they be kept away? They're part of Irish society too and if you want a million people you need everyone you can get.

I am sure all kind of groups protested in Greece.

This "I'll go but only if unions/Shinners/anyone a bit common/anyone I don't like won't be there" is kind of the problem in the first place.

It's sort of like "well I'll go but only if it's a nice, respectable protest with people like me in it - and not next Tuesday because that's the day I'm washing me net curtains" attitude is precisely why Ireland is being screwed over!
Jeeze, don't remind me of the state of my net curtains!! That's for Spring cleaning though.

I will go, will have to get a train and a bus up and if it's too soon after Jan. 7th I may go up with a scarf all over my face and look like a paramilitary!:)
 

Howya

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I don't see how you could keep the unions, Sinn Fein or anyone else away.

And to be fair, why should they be kept away? They're part of Irish society too and if you want a million people you need everyone you can get.

I am sure all kind of groups protested in Greece.

This "I'll go but only if unions/Shinners/anyone a bit common/anyone I don't like won't be there" is kind of the problem in the first place.

It's sort of like "well I'll go but only if it's a nice, respectable protest with people like me in it - and not next Tuesday because that's the day I'm washing me net curtains" attitude is precisely why Ireland is being screwed over!
Fair enough - I didn't sufficiently articulate my point, which was that having seen the Occupy movement gather support and then disintigrate because of multiple "causes"/lack of focus, then if there is to be a March of a million, then it should be everybody supporting one objective.
 

corporal punishment

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We need a new focal point for organisating the citisens of the country. The unions and the left are a joke. We need an extraordinary ordinary person to stand up and allow people to rally around them. Remember those two women in the north who srarted the peace movement? Something like that.
 

Mr. Bumble

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I don't see how you could keep the unions, Sinn Fein or anyone else away.

And to be fair, why should they be kept away? They're part of Irish society too and if you want a million people you need everyone you can get.

I am sure all kind of groups protested in Greece.

This "I'll go but only if unions/Shinners/anyone a bit common/anyone I don't like won't be there" is kind of the problem in the first place.

It's sort of like "well I'll go but only if it's a nice, respectable protest with people like me in it - and not next Tuesday because that's the day I'm washing me net curtains" attitude is precisely why Ireland is being screwed over!
A nice middle class protest with no scruffy types. Only real world tax payers and entrepreneurs allowed.
 

blokesbloke

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A nice middle class protest with no scruffy types. Only real world tax payers and entrepreneurs allowed.
Yes - bring some stout walking shoes, your M&S raincoat and brolly, and a nice Thermos of tea!
 

Astral Peaks

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Greece hasn't got a better deal. Greece is far far worse off then us. You know all the scandal about the cut in the respite care, yeah Greece doesn't have a carers allowance full stop.
Exactly!

Precisely what my reaction was to the OP.
 

Analyzer

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I will join, but not if fat cats who were fully involved in this mess like Central Bank of Ireland from 2002 onwards director David Begg, and the other quango bosses show up.
 

Mr. Bumble

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I'm scruffy, can I go though?
Well, ok so. But as I wouldn't be allowed go myself, my permission won't count for much.
 

corporal punishment

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Exactly!

Precisely what my reaction was to the OP.
It's not all about Greece and the casrers allownace though is it?
The country is being driven into a decade long depression so the vested interests and top 10% ( totally masde up % ) can maintain their extravagant life styles. This is what I want to shout about.
 
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