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    Default Anyone else thinking of emigrating ?

    It's been a long time since I posted here. Let's just say that I've been a wee bit pre-occupied.
    Having been given notice of redundancy I now find myself set to leave my country again. I lived abroad for many years before but came back to my country to settle, buy a home & live amongst my own.
    Alas I am a broken man though. The fight has left me. I have been very animated with my anti FF rants here in the past but now accept that my own people have repeatedly elected them & seem to at best accept schisters, liars, cheats, half-truths, rogues, scoundrels & cronieism.
    I feel that I don't belong here now. I am an idealist, someone who hates all the above & have realised that FF are only a microcosm of this society & a reflection on us as a people.
    I will explain this to my children when they are old enough to understand.
    I am of the 80s generation that left almost entirely & now at 43 find myself looking to the greater English speaking world for my next domain. I doubt I'll return as swiftly next time.
    I love this place & have always been a proud Irsihman but we are a broken people, a broken country.
    This place needs to go back to 1922 & start over with people of real morals, ideals & who have both business & world experience. It's time to stop having fucking school teachers & family dynasties with none of the above looking after themselves & their mates, at the expense of all others. (the 3 most senior politicians here all inherited their seats from Daddy - Cowen, Lenihan & Coughlan - no experience of life before inheriting a very lucrative political career. 6 of the present cabinet are teachers - with all due respects to teachers, what the fuck do they know about running a country ?)
    Amateurs all. But we elect them while still following some ridiculous, outdated civil war / family aliegences. The anger's gone though, the panic is ebbing & the acceptance is here.
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    I agree with you wholeheartedly. Unfortunately the amateurs you speak of will be 'all right' as the rest of us will pay for them to be all right .....

    WE DESERVE THE GOVERNMENT WE HAVE BECAUSE WE ARE THE FUCKING PLONKERS THAT PUT THEM THERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNads View Post
    It's been a long time since I posted here. Let's just say that I've been a wee bit pre-occupied.
    Having been given notice of redundancy I now find myself set to leave my country again. I lived abroad for many years before but came back to my country to settle, buy a home & live amongst my own.
    Alas I am a broken man though. The fight has left me. I have been very animated with my anti FF rants here in the past but now accept that my own people have repeatedly elected them & seem to at best accept schisters, liars, cheats, half-truths, rogues, scoundrels & cronieism.
    I feel that I don't belong here now. I am an idealist, someone who hates all the above & have realised that FF are only a microcosm of this society & a reflection on us as a people.
    I will explain this to my children when they are old enough to understand.
    I am of the 80s generation that left almost entirely & now at 43 find myself looking to the greater English speaking world for my next domain. I doubt I'll return as swiftly next time.
    I love this place & have always been a proud Irsihman but we are a broken people, a broken country.
    This place needs to go back to 1922 & start over with people of real morals, ideals & who have both business & world experience. It's time to stop having fucking school teachers & family dynasties with none of the above looking after themselves & their mates, at the expense of all others. (the 3 most senior politicians here all inherited their seats from Daddy - Cowen, Lenihan & Coughlan - no experience of life before inheriting a very lucrative political career. 6 of the present cabinet are teachers - with all due respects to teachers, what the fuck do they know about running a country ?)
    Amateurs all. But we elect them while still following some ridiculous, outdated civil war / family aliegences. The anger's gone though, the panic is ebbing & the acceptance is here.
    Go n'eiridh an bothair libh go lear,
    Slan.
    Nice to see you back Tiff x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeynut View Post
    I agree with you wholeheartedly. Unfortunately the amateurs you speak of will be 'all right' as the rest of us will pay for them to be all right .....

    WE DESERVE THE GOVERNMENT WE HAVE BECAUSE WE ARE THE FUCKING PLONKERS THAT PUT THEM THERE
    I have to agree one hundred percent.

    How many of these corrupt politicians either end up being re-elected as independents, and/or are re-admitted to the party?

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    I agree with what the above posters have stated.We as a people have got what we deserved by voting in these shower of pricks time and time again.There is a by election coming up in Donegal next week and it would not surprise me if FF win this despite the state that they with their banker cronies have reduced this country to.
    This country will be stagnating for years to come and there will be huge numbers of people emigrating but as long as the TDs are happy they will not care about that.
    The Truth is out there.

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    Considering most of the world economies have gone tits up where were you thinking of escaping to?

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    I got the chance last year well sort off a job in the states for 3months if I liked It I could stay on.
    I only lasted 1 month I really missed my family and friends.So emigrating is not for me.
    I think wherever you go it's bad all over.
    For me i will be staying put thats easy for me too say i am in a job .

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    I feel for you, Nads. It's a shame that you, and many others, will probably have to leave your country of birth to enjoy a life worth living.

    I remember the 80's and all the emigration. I was one of the lucky ones that didn't have to leave back then, and still remain one of the lucky ones that has a job now.

    We all complain about the Government, and rightly so, but what alternatives are there?
    But how many of us would consider getting into politics, and have the desire and qualifications to do the job.

    If we want to change the current system and the cronyism that has been part of Irish life for 80 years, we will all have to voice our protest by getting onto the streets, or getting involved in local councils and force change from within. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening as we are all guilty of apathy when it comes to doing something practical about change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNads View Post
    It's been a long time since I posted here. Let's just say that I've been a wee bit pre-occupied.
    Having been given notice of redundancy I now find myself set to leave my country again. I lived abroad for many years before but came back to my country to settle, buy a home & live amongst my own.
    Alas I am a broken man though. The fight has left me. I have been very animated with my anti FF rants here in the past but now accept that my own people have repeatedly elected them & seem to at best accept schisters, liars, cheats, half-truths, rogues, scoundrels & cronieism.
    I feel that I don't belong here now. I am an idealist, someone who hates all the above & have realised that FF are only a microcosm of this society & a reflection on us as a people.
    I will explain this to my children when they are old enough to understand.
    I am of the 80s generation that left almost entirely & now at 43 find myself looking to the greater English speaking world for my next domain. I doubt I'll return as swiftly next time.
    I love this place & have always been a proud Irsihman but we are a broken people, a broken country.
    This place needs to go back to 1922 & start over with people of real morals, ideals & who have both business & world experience. It's time to stop having fucking school teachers & family dynasties with none of the above looking after themselves & their mates, at the expense of all others. (the 3 most senior politicians here all inherited their seats from Daddy - Cowen, Lenihan & Coughlan - no experience of life before inheriting a very lucrative political career. 6 of the present cabinet are teachers - with all due respects to teachers, what the fuck do they know about running a country ?)
    Amateurs all. But we elect them while still following some ridiculous, outdated civil war / family aliegences. The anger's gone though, the panic is ebbing & the acceptance is here.
    Go n'eiridh an bothair libh go lear,
    Slan.
    Possibly one of the best posts i have seen on here...exactly the way a lot of people think and i have to agree with everything in the post...We also have to get rid of the "its not what you know but who know" small town shite that has been endemic in irish society since the beginning of the state there is absolute no emphasis on someones talent or ability we need a meritocracy rather then cronyism because whats the point if you spend years getting yr degree and/or phd ,go for a job based upon yr ability and yr expertise but the person whos daddy knows or is a ff councillor gets the job instead of you...its just horseshit..this applies to all jobs across the board..
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    I am but im playing it by ear and seeing how things start shaping up. As to where i might go (if it comes to that) i have no idea as a lot of countries arent in good shape right now.

    Westside.
    Last edited by Westsidex; 21-11-10 at 14:23.

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