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Thread: Short video on our" new poor". Galway Soup Kitchen.

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    Default Short video on our" new poor". Galway Soup Kitchen.

    These "soup kitchens" are becoming more prolific in Irish towns and Cities.
    One woman, armed only with a camera set out to try and capture the mood within.
    (Can't we think of a less derogatory name than "soup kitchens" with all the historical connotations?)
    Video: Film-maker reveals Ireland’s new poor relying on soup kitchens - Lifestyle - Independent.ie

    What I've noticed from the video is the open-ness of the people.
    I'd be pretty embarrassed to be seen here, and would likely have refused an interview.
    I know I'm wrong to think that, and maybe more open-ness and acceptance is healthy.
    Hard to believe only a few years ago, we used to bum ourselves up as a Nation, and brag about being the 2nd richest country on Earth.

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    This is once again a poster dwelling on the inadequacies of the state system here.

    He needs to be reminded of all the wonderful things that the Irish state can achieve.

    Mammy O'Rourke's many pensions.
    Ivor's mileage.
    Cowen's beer belly.
    Ditherer's whiskey nose.
    Mrs. Gimmemore's site.
    Ruairi's spin.
    600 Million for often corrupt third world dictators.
    Rody Molloy's severance package. (How many millions was that again ?).
    The bailout of the Anglo Bondholders.
    The Dole Bowl getting 400 Million courtesy of Johnny Cash.
    And the sports centre in Killarney, ditto.
    Sumo's therapy in a Florida nail bar.
    The annual Pravda subvention, to look after the Montrose Millionaires.
    That sweetheart deal for Treasury Holdings (Johnny Rotten) concerning the Cowen Can.
    Bill Cullen's handy number on the DAAA (what does that muppet know about airports than the rest of us don't ?)
    Bertie's mates in all the quangoes.


    Need I continue ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    New poor? I don't see anyone in that video that wouldn't have always been classed as poor.

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    Ireland remains one of the richest nations on Earth , definitely top 20 . The dole provides generously for those without. I'm skeptical of need for anyone to be homeless /rely on soup kitchens
    "Yawn , am I alive yet ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Ireland remains one of the richest nations on Earth , definitely top 20 . The dole provides generously for those without. I'm skeptical of need for anyone to be homeless /rely on soup kitchens
    Personal debt?

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    Years in to a recession, less money all round and utility bills increase year on year, more stealth taxes , extra vat with snips to social welfare and wages mean if your not a person careful with money, it's easy to find yourself in trouble. People go to these places for company as well as food I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    Personal debt?
    No debt repayment schedule would put you into penury , banks are always willing to be realistic
    "Yawn , am I alive yet ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Ireland remains one of the richest nations on Earth , definitely top 20 . The dole provides generously for those without. I'm skeptical of need for anyone to be homeless /rely on soup kitchens
    Did you even bother watching the link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Ireland remains one of the richest nations on Earth , definitely top 20 . The dole provides generously for those without. I'm skeptical of need for anyone to be homeless /rely on soup kitchens
    When you're not reading up on the latest news on paedophilia and beastiality, take a look at some of the real poverty out there.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerben View Post
    Years in to a recession, less money all round and utility bills increase year on year, more stealth taxes , extra vat with snips to social welfare and wages mean if your not a person careful with money, it's easy to find yourself in trouble. People go to these places for company as well as food I think.
    I think company and empathy plays a big part.Yes.

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