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Homelessness and Vulture Capitalism

DSC01744Why has the government of allowed Funds to cash-buy over 60% of when we have a ?

A simple question.

A simple tweet, made this morning, as I pondered what government is actually for…

DSC01723It concerns me deeply to imagine the almost two thousand  children who are awakening this morning in their homeless temporary accommodation…mostly Bed and Breakfast only hotels!

DSC01743I live in a comfortable little cottage, but grew up in circumstances not dissimilar to the homeless children of Ireland today, in that I was a child of an economically disadvantaged family. 

1624264_577952575629990_150204437_nThis is what economic inequality looked like in Ireland 53 yrs ago…that’s me on the left.

Eleven children living in a two bed-roomed terraced house.

mum-0071Yet over half a century ago, despite the cramped conditions, we had a house we called home!

My mother lived a long healthy life despite birthing eleven children…here she was in her eightieth year at Bealtaine Cottage.

DSC01742There should not be a homeless crisis here in Ireland…or anywhere for that matter!

DSC01741There were 5,811 people ‘officially homeless’ in emergency homeless accommodation in February 2016 – an increase of 48% over the previous February. This figure includes adults (3,930) and children with their families (1,881), but it does not include the ‘hidden homeless’ who are living in squats or ‘sofa surfing’ with friends or people who are living in domestic violence refuges.

~ http://www.focusireland.ie/resource-hub/about-homelessness/

DSC01739If every country in the western world can find endless money for war and bankers…need I say more?

DSC01738The Irish Government should be particularly ashamed this morning in the wake of yesterdays revelations that over sixty per cent of all houses sold last year in Ireland were to cash buyers…most of whom commanded the wealth of so-called Vulture Funds! 

vulture fund
noun

FINANCE
plural noun: vulture funds
  1. a fund which invests in companies or properties which are performing poorly and may therefore be undervalued.
    DSC01729In this so-called republic, for any child to go to bed hungry or awaken in cramped squalor is an utter disgrace.
    Shame on us all!
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~ If Governments Can Finance BOMBS, Then Finance This!

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture

Bombs.

How much money is spent on bombs each year?

Cluster bombs. Hmm…they’re nasty.

Apparently, when it explodes, smaller bombs fly out and scatter exploding and causing mayhem…what an incredible thing for the human mind to invent!

september 2011 bealtaine cottage 012Explosive shock waves can cause situations such as body displacement (i.e., people being thrown through the air), dismemberment, internal bleeding and ruptured eardrums.

Hmm…don’t want to think about that, do you?

Permaculture Cottage ...September 2011 007What a lot of money and imagination to spend on KILLING.

What happens when a bomb is dropped?

Well, a thermal wave is created by the sudden release of heat caused by the explosion.

Permaculture Cottage ...September 2011 008Military bomb tests have documented temperatures of up to 2,480 °C (4,500 °F).,  capable of inflicting severe to catastrophic burns!

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 018Military development of thermobaric weapons,  employ a combination of negative shock wave effects and extreme temperature to incinerate objects within the blast radius.

So lots of incineration…sounds like HELL!

Bealtaine Cottage in September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 001And the millions of people who have NO access to healthcare remain sick and dying… Even in the countries where these bombs are manufactured, millions of people go WITHOUT adequate access to any form of healthcare…now, that IS sick!

We can grow, or we can kill.

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 020We can mend, or we can destroy.

September Permaculture at bealtainecottage.com 027We can heal, or we can pollute…THE CHOICE IS OURS.

We should not allow the criminally insane Politicians to keep making these choices for us!

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