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Sunday, March 31, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Only efficient when dealing with the peasants"?
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Drugging Aggression Behind Bars

Drugging Aggression Behind Bars: "Thanks to the psychotropic drug revolution, inmates of our "correctional" institutions are being corrected with a plethora of drugs - antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers, and other powerful mind-altering pharmaceuticals."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "Interesting story by John Mooney in the Sunday Times today.
The subject is an investigation by the Garda Siochana Ombudsmans Commission into possible miscarriages of justice which led to several unsafe convictions.
One of the convictions is that of Andrew Kearns, from Crumlin, who allegedly was under pressure to pay off a drug debt in March 2005.
According to the ST he agreed to pick up a consignment of four kilos of cocaine in Ardee and drive it to Dublin.
His contact in Ardee was Kieran Boylan who at the time was being investigated by several police forces across Europe for drug trafficking.
Kearns was stopped and arrested in Tallaght with the cocaine consignment and later sentenced to 10 years in jail."?"

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Commissioner denies obstructing inquiry - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Commissioner denies obstructing inquiry - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 13, 2012: "Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has insisted that he and members of his force have given full assistance to a four-year investigation into alleged Garda corruption around the contentious use of a convicted drug dealer as an informant."?

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BBC Two - Toughest Place to be a..., Series 1 - Rogelio Castro

BBC Two - Toughest Place to be a..., Series 1 - Rogelio Castro: "Rogelio's greatest wish is for his two small grandchildren to go to good schools and get a decent education, but that's not yet possible because Rogelio is the only breadwinner and money is tight."?

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Quotes from RTE Interactive - News, photos, topics, and quotes

Quotes from RTE Interactive - News, photos, topics, and quotes: "Any system which uses information to damage somebody else, then something rotten has got into an organisation like that"?NOT IF THE INFORMATION IS TRUE?

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Quashed points drivers went on to kill | Irish Examiner

Quashed points drivers went on to kill | Irish Examiner: "At least two motorists who had penalty point tickets cancelled by gardaí were directly involved in fatal crashes, according to claims by a Garda whistleblower."?

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NoleenBetrayed40Years: Patrick Gageby

NoleenBetrayed40Years: Patrick Gageby: "Patrick Gageby, who has defended individuals accused of sex crimes sometimes decades old, said it may be time for the Government to step in and draw a line in the sand.?THE SAME LINE IN THE SAND THAT RAY BURKE FORMER MINISTER OF(NOT FOR)JUSTICE DREW?
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SOLD TO A SEX RING FOR DRUGS AND DRINK Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News

SOLD TO A SEX RING FOR DRUGS AND DRINK Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News: "She says that SEVEN of the men, including three former Gardai, are still alive and living in the community."?

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Runners

RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Runners: "For Christy - being a runner was not simply just about escaping - it was about, despite the systematic abuse that reigned in these institutions, about never giving up - never letting the authorities break you down."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""He also expressed concern at the Garda’s Pulse computer database being accessed by members of the force checking on people and cases that had nothing to do with their work as gardaí."?"

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Organized Crime | Aftermath News

Organized Crime | Aftermath News: " Change Is Not Always Welcome."?

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TDs accuse 'contemptuous' civil servants of stonewalling tactics - Independent.ie

TDs accuse 'contemptuous' civil servants of stonewalling tactics - Independent.ie: "The committee feels administration officials continually treat the committee with "suspicion and contempt" and bog it down with bureaucracy.

Last Thursday, the most senior officials from the Department of Justice and the Chief State Solicitor's Office appeared before the PAC to answer questions on a special report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) Seamus McCarthy into a botched planning project that saw €2m of taxpayers' money wasted."?

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

IMO approves review of McNeice tenure - RTÉ News

IMO approves review of McNeice tenure - RTÉ News: "The Irish Medical Organisation has confirmed that everything former chief executive George McNeice was involved in during his tenure is to be examined in a review by an independent party."?
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James Downey: No good solutions to Cyprus, only a choice between bad and worse - Independent.ie

James Downey: No good solutions to Cyprus, only a choice between bad and worse - Independent.ie: "Many devastating wars have originated in places of which hardly any foreigner had ever heard."?

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The EU Peace Myth | Frank Davis

The EU Peace Myth | Frank Davis: "The idea that the EU ensures peace in Europe does not bear scrutiny. It’s a myth."?

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Cranmer: Richard North’s link with the Jesuits

Cranmer: Richard North’s link with the Jesuits: "The Vatican has made consistent efforts to influence and dominate the whole process of European integration, indeed, not only the Pope but also leading Jesuit Cardinal Maria Martini of Milan addressed the European Parliament on the crucial importance of unification."?

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The EU's architects never meant it to be a democracy - Telegraph

The EU's architects never meant it to be a democracy - Telegraph: "So, as headlines scream that vain bids to save the euro threaten us with “Armageddon”, the EU’s ruling elite has toppled two more elected prime ministers, to replace them with technocratic officials who can be trusted to do Brussels’s bidding."?

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Gardaí sought access to hundreds of private emails | Irish Examiner

Gardaí sought access to hundreds of private emails | Irish Examiner: "Mr McIntyre said it would be “worrying” if existing laws allowed Garda access to email contents “without any outside scrutiny [neither a ministerial warrant nor a court order being required] and without any judicial oversight”.

“It has never been the case in Ireland that people are notified after the fact about surveillance even if it should never have been carried out,” said Mr McIntyre.?
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About CTA

About CTA: "Anti-poverty actions, social inclusion and participation."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Judge Ring adjourned the case until July 8th, 2013 for a progress update. She excused Mr FitzPatrick from attending on that date following a defence request."?EASY KNOW HE IS NOT FROM NORTH/OR SOUTH INNER CITY DUBLIN?
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Ian Bailey ruling - Unanswered questions | Irish Examiner

Ian Bailey ruling - Unanswered questions | Irish Examiner: "The sharpest of these focus on the role of investigating gardaí — how gardaí continued to focus on Mr Bailey despite the fact that the DPP rejected their evidence on a number of occasions; witnesses who say gardaí brought undue pressure on them; and why relevant DPP files were not released for so very long."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The taxpayer will have to foot the bill for TD’s and Senators expenses this year to the tune of a massive €40 million. The members of the Oireachtas are entitled to claim expenses under ten separate headings. Through "special preferential arrangements with the Revenue dating back decades" the Dail deputies and Senators expenses are unvouched and unverified."?"

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Watchdog’s Wasted Efforts - Shane Ross

Watchdog’s Wasted Efforts - Shane Ross: "All 226 members of the Oireachtas were sent free copies last Thursday. That’s nearly five grand and 250,000 pages down the drain for a start. Two copies in the Oireachtas Library would be plenty for the needs of the slow learners in Leinster House."?

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""However, when an evidence bag containing the money was taken from the "safe" to be returned to the owner, a tear in the bag was spotted. When the cash was then counted it was €9,000 short."?"

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Des Richardson loses legal challenge to Mahon tribunal findings - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 21, 2013

Des Richardson loses legal challenge to Mahon tribunal findings - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 21, 2013: "The description given by Mr Richardson in relation to soliciting funds from Padraig O’Connor of NCB Stockbrokers and in relation to the manner in which the sum of IR£5,000 was obtained to buy the bank draft did not represent fully the findings of the tribunal in respect of those issues, she said."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Revenue insist that unvouched expense payments to public- and private-sector employees and directors must in all cases be treated as taxable pay, although our leading politicians have traditionally appeared immune from such inconvenience."?ABOUT TIME?"

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America's Three-Tiered Justice System

America's Three-Tiered Justice System: "Events since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 have provided plenty of fodder for the belief that there is one law for the rich and another for the common clay."?

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: "No Government official, nobody from Revenue, nobody from the DPPs office felt the need to make a formal announcement to the public they claim to serve that yet another ‘person of influence’ had somehow escaped the ultimate penalty from what we are constantly told is now a rigorous no nonsense system of tax accountability."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010: ""For instance if an original of a statment was available for the defence to peruse if it so wished ,it would appear to be the position that statments compiled by the state in a book of evidence may have substantical portions deleted ,such deletion may not be revealed and if discovered need not be explained?""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010: ""For instance if an original of a statment was available for the defence to peruse if it so wished ,it would appear to be the position that statments compiled by the state in a book of evidence may have substantical portions deleted ,such deletion may not be revealed and if discovered need not be explained?""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010: ""Better still why dident the state take heed to what President Childers said in the 1970s,which was “if city life is to become GOOD in the future rather than EVIL people must become mutually and TOTALLY involved in the WELFARE and LIVES of their neighbours"?AS WE CAN SEE BY THE BAIL-OUT FOR IRL,THAT DIDENT HAPPEN?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: " "AN OUTLET TO TRY AND ENCOURAGE WORKING-CLASS KIDS TO REACH THEIR TRUE AND FULL POTENTIAL."?THE DA VINCI CODE,CONGRATULATIONS WORKING CLASS KID FROM BARRYSTOWN ON MAKING IT TO HARVARD ON YOUR OWN STEAM,WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.?""

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: ""The next generation of working class children wont be as illiterate as the previous maybe then the class structure of our prison population will change.with the grace of god and diarmuid martin?slan"???????"

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: " BANK OF IRELAND IS BEEN ACCUSED OF INTIMIDATING SMALL STRUGGLING BUSINESSES BY GANGS OF DEBT COLLECTORS,HEAVY GANGS TERRIFYING PEOPLE,SOME OF THEM WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: "DUE TO SEVERE FAMILY PRESSURES I HAD TO RECULANTLY AND AGAINST MY WILL SETTLE WITH THIS BANK ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.BUT MY GREVIENCE REGARDING THE COURTS HAVE NEVER BEEN SETTLED,THATS WHY I WANTED TO SEE THE MINUTES OF THE THEN MASTERS COURT BOOK.BUT EVERYONE CAN SEE NOW HOW THESE SOCALLED UPSTANDING PILLARS OF SOCIETY REALLY DONE BUSINESS.?"

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Suicide linked to bank loan stress - UTV Live News

Suicide linked to bank loan stress - UTV Live News: "Morally questionable actions of banks in Northern Ireland are contributing to customers taking their own lives, church leaders have warned."?

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Bullish Bill Cullen to battle the banks | Irish Daily Star

Bullish Bill Cullen to battle the banks | Irish Daily Star: "The banks have all the money but the law shouldn’t be behind them all the time."?

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Press Release: Ben Gilroy to Stand in Meath Bi-Election | OneWorldChronicle

Press Release: Ben Gilroy to Stand in Meath Bi-Election | OneWorldChronicle: "Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI) wish to announce that Ben Gilroy will be running as our candidate in the up-coming bi-election in Meath East. He is currently the party leader and presided at the official launch of DDI as a new national political party in November 2012, thus changing our status from a political organisation that supported independent candidates at the last election."

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: WHAT IF?: Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: WHAT IF?: Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog: "Im Still Searching In Order To Give Those Who Have Left This Earth Some Token Of Recognition And Respect.""?
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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The opportunity of our time" and promised a "new politics, a new activism, a new democracy"."?"

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Taoiseach says Moriarty Tribunal will not be re-opened - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Sun, Mar 17, 2013

Taoiseach says Moriarty Tribunal will not be re-opened - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Sun, Mar 17, 2013: "Enda Kenny rejects call by Micheál Martin after new evidence concerning Michael Lowry emerges?

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Eilis O'Hanlon: A telling silence as RTE ignores the Lowry story - Independent.ie

Eilis O'Hanlon: A telling silence as RTE ignores the Lowry story - Independent.ie: "The silence from RTE is deafening. Ever since the Sunday Independent revealed details of the telephone call in which Michael Lowry begs a Northern Ireland businessman not to tell the Moriarty tribunal about a large sum of money which the former minister for transport, energy and communications had given to him, the national broadcaster has basically done a hands-over-ears, "la la la, can't hear you" act."?

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: WHAT IF?: Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: WHAT IF?: Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog: """Patrick Connell married Ellen Nelson On The 4th June 1893 In Saint Mary Pro Cathedral, They Lived At The Time In No 5 Gardiner St.Patrick’s Parents Name Were Thomas And Mary Connell Nee McKenna .Ellens Parents Name Were William And Mary Nelson Nee Flood.Their Witness Were Daniel Mc Cabe And Alice Mc Caloe.So The Connell DNA Make Up Has The following Names In Their Blood,1900sJohn And Susan Hand Nee Cox,1911 John And Christina Lee Nee Keegan.Hand’s,Connell,Lee,Nelson,McKenna,Flood,Cox.I Was Quite Surprised To Discover I Have Some Northside Blood In Me.Im Still Searching In Order To Give Those Who Have Left This Earth Some Token Of Recognition And Respect."""?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "#Anonymous Message to Ireland's Government"?

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Right to Counsel | Southern Center for Human Rights

Right to Counsel | Southern Center for Human Rights: "The law is a system that protects everybody who can afford to hire a good lawyer.   - Mark Twain?

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Callinan pledges penalty points inquiry - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 07, 2012

Callinan pledges penalty points inquiry - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 07, 2012: "“In other words, allegations of impropriety are made without it being clear how the person making them would have complete knowledge as to what led to decisions being taken in particular cases or being in a position to assess properly whether the decisions made were appropriate,”"?

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Gombeen Nation: Garda on RSA board had penalty points removed

Gombeen Nation: Garda on RSA board had penalty points removed: "Here's an extract from an article in last weekend's Sunday Independent, by Philip Ryan, describing how Garda Eddie Rock, former head of the Traffic Corps and now sitting on the board of the Road Safety Authority, had three sets of penalty points quashed.

The fixed notices were issued for breaking a red light, speeding, and parking in a clearway."?CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSES?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: """As dr.paul carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class ..."?"And they are also treated different"?As letter to the irish daily mail(7/6/2011)By F.White Dublin 6 will justify."NO CHANGE SO FAR"At a time when we discover that a judge would not jail a garda for a very serious assault,while people are going to jail in increasing numbers for non-payment of tv and dog licences,we learn that the dpp has yet to interview crucial witnesses in the anglo irish bank scandal.I am afraid it is going to take more than changing a government for"ordinary citizens"to obtain fairness?""

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Whistleblower reveals illegal removal of penalty points from the licences of the establishment

Whistleblower reveals illegal removal of penalty points from the licences of the establishment: "Just as importantly, will he or she be adequately protected from any retaliation for his contribution to protecting the public interest."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: """Any society committed to improving the lives of its people must also be committed to full and equal rights for all." ?"

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Summary of proceedings | Ontario Human Rights Commission

Summary of proceedings | Ontario Human Rights Commission: "The overwhelming consensus among equality seeking groups is that ‘social condition’ should be added as a new ground to prohibit discrimination on the basis of social standing. There is no consensus as to what the term means, however – it could cover receipt of social assistance, low income, non-income, homelessness and illiteracy."?SOCIAL-CLASS?

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We defeated national security letters! | Electronic Frontier Foundation

We defeated national security letters! | Electronic Frontier Foundation: "We defeated national security letters!"?

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Latest mortgage plan has isolated borrowers | Irish Examiner

Latest mortgage plan has isolated borrowers | Irish Examiner: "ON Wednesday white smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel and brought good news for 1.2bn Catholics, but there were no good tidings from the Department of Finance or at the Central Bank.

Instead, Wednesday brought a formula to add additional stress upon the 145,000 people in mortgage arrears. "?

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Worrying signs that politicians learned nothing from collapse of the Celtic Tiger - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 16, 2013

Worrying signs that politicians learned nothing from collapse of the Celtic Tiger - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 16, 2013: "Worrying signs that politicians learned nothing from collapse of the Celtic Tiger
Traditional politics caused the economic mess - they can also get us out of it"?

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Opinion: Argentina a complex crucible for Pope - CNN.com

Opinion: Argentina a complex crucible for Pope - CNN.com: "In the book "The Silence," by investigative reporter Horacio Verbitsky, Bergoglio is accused of deliberately failing to protect two Jesuit priests who were captured and imprisoned by the government. In a separate case from that era, Bergoglio has been called to testify about the kidnapping of a baby, part of a regime practice of stealing the children of imprisoned activists and handing them for adoption by prominent families. Elena de la Cuadra says she and her husband were kidnapped and their baby stolen. They claim Bergoglio failed to intercede when he was asked, and accuse him of having knowledge of the practice and not speaking out."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Over the last decade, apex courts in Canada, India, and South Africa – which have traditionally been viewed as socio‐economic rights friendly – have issued judgments fundamentally at variance with the meaningful protection of socio‐economic rights. This jurisprudential turn can be understood as part of a de facto harmonisation of constitutional rights protection in the era of neo‐liberal globalisation. These national courts, although dealing with idiosyncratic domestic constitutional systems, have nonetheless begun to articulate analogous conceptions of fundamental rights which are atomistic, ‘market friendly’ and, more broadly, congruent with the narrow neo‐liberal conception of rights, and consequently antithetical to the protection of socio‐economic rights. This view of rights is becoming, well established as the hegemonic view and the pre‐eminence of this view, taken with the entrenchment of neo‐liberal policy prescriptions – and tacit judicial approval of such policies – signals the end, in substantive terms, for the prospect of meaningful protection of socio‐economic rights."?"

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Pope Francis: the humble pontiff with practical approach to poverty | World news | guardian.co.uk

Pope Francis: the humble pontiff with practical approach to poverty | World news | guardian.co.uk: "In 2009 Bergoglio made headlines when he criticised the government of Néstor Kirchner, husband of current Argentinian president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, claiming it was "immoral, illegitimate and unjust" to allow inequality in the country to grow. "Rather than preventing that, it seems they have opted for making inequalities even greater," he said. "Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities," he said at the time."?VIOLATION OF"HUMAN"RIGHTS?

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Friday, March 15, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: WHERE IS THE HELP AND SUPPORT WHEN ITS NEEDED

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: WHERE IS THE HELP AND SUPPORT WHEN ITS NEEDED

Rob Portman and the politics of narcissism.

Rob Portman and the politics of narcissism.: "I'm glad that Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio has reconsidered his view on gay marriage upon realization that his son is gay, but I also find this particular window into moderation—memorably dubbed Miss America conservatism by Mark Schmitt—to be the most annoying form."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Picchi eventually came back with word from a colonel in charge who said that returning Ana to her family was "impossible" because she "has already been given to too important a family."?SO WHO WAS THIS SO CALLED IMPORTANT FAMILY?AND WHERE IS THE CHILD TODAY?"

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CBC News - Latin American pope brings joy, debate to Argentina

CBC News - Latin American pope brings joy, debate to Argentina: "Picchi eventually came back with word from a colonel in charge who said that returning Ana to her family was "impossible" because she "has already been given to too important a family."?SO WHO WAS THIS SO CALLED IMPORTANT FAMILY?AND WHERE IS THE CHILD TODAY?

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

CAD MÁ?

CAD MÁ?: " NACH "" Neo-Liobrálach Domhandú "a lua Alan Dukes AR BANKERS.THERE" meargánta "AON BHEALACH I 2011 WE CAN jail? DAOINE DO TAR ÉIS A coir GO WE MHÍNIÚ I 2011.BUT GO SIAD TIOMANTA "MAÍODH" I REACHTAÍOCHT 2006/7.RETROSPECTIVE den chineál sin DOESEN'T WORK.AND IM eagla go go pointe áirithe, a bheith ina baincéir INPRUDENT NÓ incompetent SIBHIALTA NACH BHFUIL Seirbhíseach CRIMES.UNQUOTE? ANOIS FHIOS WE CÉN FÁTH IS IAD NA PRÍOSÚIN AGUS INSTITIÚIDÍ STÁIT IOMLÁN LEIS NA Ó CÚLRA OIBRE-AICME? ""

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‘I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community... he’s taught us about the need for compassion’ - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 14, 2013

‘I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community... he’s taught us about the need for compassion’ - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 14, 2013: "‘I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community... he’s taught us about the need for compassion’
Inner city community buries homeless man who slept rough for more than 20 years"?

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

UK Police Had Jimmy Savile Abuse Records In 1960s: Report

UK Police Had Jimmy Savile Abuse Records In 1960s: Report: "An independent report into how British police handled allegations against disgraced late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile said Tuesday that police held records that connected him to sexual abuse as early as 1964, but failed to carry out an investigation."?

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Jimmy Savile police 'reluctant to investigate because of celebrity status' | Media | guardian.co.uk

Jimmy Savile police 'reluctant to investigate because of celebrity status' | Media | guardian.co.uk: "Jimmy Savile police 'reluctant to investigate because of celebrity status'"?CASH COW IMAGE?

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Probe after garda is convicted of assault - Independent.ie

Probe after garda is convicted of assault - Independent.ie: "In convicting Gda Morgan, Judge Mitchell said he found the evidence "disturbing to say the least" where gardai had "looked away at that moment and were not seeing or hearing".

He added: "It brings to mind 'see, speak and hear no evil'.""?

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Britain’s dirty secret: class still matters | Jenni Russell - Times Online

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Britain’s dirty secret: class still matters | Jenni Russell - Times Online: "" A society, in which different classes are brought up to follow different rules about how to think, talk and behave"WHO SAID THAT?"

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Willie Kealy: How Bruton's FG was saved by Lowry money - Independent.ie

Willie Kealy: How Bruton's FG was saved by Lowry money - Independent.ie: "At Michael Lowry's instigation, Bruton had written what was in effect a begging letter to 100 heads of industry and commerce and construction. It proved a great success and soon sizeable donations were arriving in the leader's post on an almost daily basis. This was the problem."?

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Civil service 'putting own privileges before State' - Independent.ie

Civil service 'putting own privileges before State' - Independent.ie: ""It is not so long ago since that archetype of the ideal public servant, TK Whitaker, was elected in a popular poll as the Irishman of the century, epitomising the values of honesty and impartiality, respect for the law, respect for persons, diligence, responsiveness and accountability.''"?

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tribute to Vanessa & Sue - 10Th Anniversary. - YouTube

Tribute to Vanessa & Sue - 10Th Anniversary. - YouTube:

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Shadow constitutional convention #14: Cahillane on the legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution - Human Rights in Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Shadow constitutional convention #14: Cahillane on the legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution - Human Rights in Ireland: ""While it may not be known for it, one of the principal aims of the 1922 Constitution was to ensure that it was the people, rather than any organ of government, who held the ultimate power in the State. The Constitution was intended to function as a protector of people’s rights, in a country where the people would ultimately hold the power. In the first place, it was attempted to embody the purest form of democracy in the Constitution, something which, it was hoped, would inspire trust in the new system. "?"

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About Common Cause - Common Cause

About Common Cause - Common Cause: "Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest."?

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "AN OUTLET TO TRY AND ENCOURAGE WORKING-CLASS KIDS TO REACH THEIR TRUE AND FULL POTENTIAL."?THE DA VINCI CODE,CONGRATULATIONS WORKING CLASS KID FROM BARRYSTOWN ON MAKING IT TO HARVARD ON YOUR OWN STEAM,WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.?"

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Eilis O'Hanlon: McAleese Report fails to do justice to suffering of women - Independent.ie

Eilis O'Hanlon: McAleese Report fails to do justice to suffering of women - Independent.ie: "But it is his responsibility if the report issued under his name turns out not to be as insightful a document as it seemed on first glance."?

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Emer O'Kelly: Religious must pay for warping our society - Independent.ie

Emer O'Kelly: Religious must pay for warping our society - Independent.ie: "former Senator Martin McAleese fell short in many ways; one of the most glaring was to write of "self-referral"."?

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Jody Corcoran: We should be ashamed of hypocrisy of this State - Independent.ie

Jody Corcoran: We should be ashamed of hypocrisy of this State - Independent.ie: "In 30 years' time, there will be another apology related to St Patrick's and even then nothing will really change."?

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Speak truth to power and banish abuse from society - Independent.ie

Speak truth to power and banish abuse from society - Independent.ie: "Why did you stay silent? Why did you not speak truth to power?"

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Monday, March 4, 2013

The Weekend Interview with Bernard Connolly: Why the Euro Crisis Isn't Over - WSJ.com

The Weekend Interview with Bernard Connolly: Why the Euro Crisis Isn't Over - WSJ.com: "The official view is that the bailouts of Greece, Ireland and Portugal—and maybe soon Spain—are aberrations, and that once those countries get their budgets on track, their economies will follow and the bad patch will be a memory. Mr. Connolly calls this "propaganda.""?WAKE UP IRELAND?

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'Dubious' care of the sick, 'questionable' politics and 'suspicious' financial dealings: Researchers claim Mother Teresa was not so saintly after all - Independent.ie

'Dubious' care of the sick, 'questionable' politics and 'suspicious' financial dealings: Researchers claim Mother Teresa was not so saintly after all - Independent.ie: "They claim that many of the ‘missions’ set up by Mother Teresa were unfit for their inhabitants, calling them ‘homes for the dying’ due to their poor hygiene and a shortage of food, care and medication."?

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'Dubious' care of the sick, 'questionable' politics and 'suspicious' financial dealings: Researchers claim Mother Teresa was not so saintly after all - Independent.ie

'Dubious' care of the sick, 'questionable' politics and 'suspicious' financial dealings: Researchers claim Mother Teresa was not so saintly after all - Independent.ie: "They claim that many of the ‘missions’ set up by Mother Teresa were unfit for their inhabitants, calling them ‘homes for the dying’ due to their poor hygiene and a shortage of food, care and medication."?

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""An ex-politician arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill a garda, a Revenue official, and an accountant, may have been trying to prevent a probe into allegations that he had defrauded a number of people living in Cork."?"

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""She also engages with convicted juvenile delinquents, including the offspring of Camorra bosses, in an attempt to talk them into abandoning their life of crime. And she volunteers at a centre which provides free legal advice to victims of racketeering."?"

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The couple, who have asked not to be named, only discovered they had a problem when Danker’s husband Howard phoned them with a ‘lame excuse’ that she was not well enough to attend the ceremony.
“I had only had a rehearsal the day before and she was fine,” said the bride. “I knew he was lying but was up to my neck in stress, I had no time for nonsense phone calls."?"

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Hitman plot may have been bid to halt fraud probe | Irish Examiner

Hitman plot may have been bid to halt fraud probe | Irish Examiner: "An ex-politician arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill a garda, a Revenue official, and an accountant, may have been trying to prevent a probe into allegations that he had defrauded a number of people living in Cork."?

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