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    Default Claiming our future: 30.10.10 - prospects?

    Claiming our Future is hosting a gathering of 1000 people who presumably distrust our existing power brokers and systems to deliver. The gig at the RDS looks to be well resourced, a far cry from the various small scale efforts to start a 'new party'.

    No doubt there will be lots of talk - do people predict any constructive action?

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    It's a trade union commie-fest. I predict a stunning 'tax the rich' conclusion.
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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    I'd say it will be about as productive as that sillyfest that was held in Farmleigh some time ago to come up with "new ideas."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cael View Post
    Put a thousand people in one room, and you just get the tower of Babel.
    Democracy can be such a burden. Probably explains why communism has never bothered with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDroit View Post
    Democracy can be such a burden. Probably explains why communism has never bothered with it.
    You said above that this was a Commie fest.

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    Claiming Our Future Event – October 30th 2010
    The event is now completely booked out. Booking is now closed.
    Live streaming on the day also a live twitter feed, with #cof3010.


    Ireland is at a critical moment. You can help turn this crisis into a positive turning point.

    Claiming our Future is a unique event. It offers a chance for people, trade unions, community organisations, environmental groups, business groups and other civil society organisations to not just talk about a better way – but to take new inspiring steps. It aims to foster a unity across civil society and to power a progressive movement to reshape Ireland’s recovery and claim our social values.


    Claiming our Future will launch and mould that movement for an equal, sustainable and thriving Ireland. Already, individuals, communities and progressive groups from every corner of Ireland have begun to get involved.


    It’s time to turn the despair and frustration into positive and decisive action for real change.

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    Some of the groundbreaking ideas from the COF Ideas website:

    Ideas for Claiming our Future

    "Outlaw Political Parties"

    "Create an Eco-Economic Co-Creative 21st Century System 4 Sustainable Optimisation" (Answers on a postcard, please)

    "call a massive protest following on from this event"

    And of course, the answer to all our problems:

    "Reduce the wages of TD's"



    If you're a nutjob, you must attend this event.
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    Is this where all the left wing socialists get together and tell themselves how everybody is entitled to this and that and no responsibilty is required. If we had a little less "rights" and a bit more responsibility in this country we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpartyboy View Post
    Is this where all the left wing socialists get together and tell themselves how everybody is entitled to this and that and no responsibilty is required. If we had a little less "rights" and a bit more responsibility in this country we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.
    Yes, and they'd also like to work less.

    "Live to work, not work to live: the right to flexible work time and a shorter national working week."

    Live to work, not work to live: the right to flexible work time and a shorter national working week.
    A demagogue is someone who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpartyboy View Post
    Is this where all the left wing socialists get together and tell themselves how everybody is entitled to this and that and no responsibilty is required. If we had a little less "rights" and a bit more responsibility in this country we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.
    Yes, but who needs to learn a bit of responsibility? Is it not the landowners, bankers and the politicians that they have bought?

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