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Letter to your local Public Representative

A Dhaoini Uaisle, Please find attached a two page letter , which we are hoping you will copy and send to your elected representatives, councillors and TDs and indeed to senators who might be on your horizons. We hope that the letter speaks for itself, but we would like to get some feedback, and also an account of whom you sent this letter to, and if in fact you got a reply at all. There are a number of critical things in the pipleine for the PBFI, and hopefully for Ireland.We are planning a major event in early March, along with our German experts. We need your help in getting this letter to all elected representatives, and even to some would-be elected people. The letter imparts certain information and asks some 5 questions.We are hoping to get at least 10 letters to every elected representative, from people in their respective constituencies. This is an experiment, but it will also serve as a survey of sorts, but it may be critical in getting cross party political support for the plan to establish community/public banks accross Ireland.

Letter to your local Public Representative

We suggest the following;
1. Write your address etc in hand writing ,so as to personalise it.

2. Hand the letter to your rep.s and if not post them.

3. Send the letter to each and all reps in your constituency.

4. Encourage likeminded people to do same.

5. Get back to us with feedback and a list of representatives to whom you have sent a letter.

Seperate to the matter of the attached letter, we would like people to consider setting up local committees in the regions specified in the map on our website. While this map is not crafted in stone, it is perhaps very very close to a possible final outcome. We would like to see local groups take this project on.LEADERS  WANTED.



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The National Land League of Ireland Press Statement 17th of January 2015

The following statement is the official response of the National Land League of Ireland to recent High Court injunctions granted in the High Court by Paul Gilligan to K-Tech Security against supporters of the League and indeed the National Land League of Ireland itself.

The injunctions in question were granted at a hearing in which none of the named individuals or the National League Provisional Committee were informed or present to defend themselves. The injunctions are tantamount to the removal of the right of citizens to peaceful protest and free expression and should be of concern to every right-minded citizen in Ireland.

The injunctions relate to a boycott-protest aiming to convince K-Tech Security to desist from their continued and increasing participation in evictions and the receivership of small and medium businesses and farms in Ireland. Across the nation, 100,000s of men, women and children face eviction or receivership and K-Tech Security have proven themselves the Security firm of choice within the industry.

The National land League of Ireland is in possession of video footage, photographic footage and testimonies revealing paramilitary styled K-Tech personnel intimidating, assaulting and harassing homeowners and farmers. One film shows K-Tech personnel communicating with a homeowner through the home front door whilst at the same time smashing the door down with a sledgehammer. It would appear that K-Tech is the Yeomanry and Militia of today. Only this week the owner of K-Tech, one Mr. McGarry, and his henchmen have been stalking the families of pro-active League members, photographic evidence of which we hold in our possession.

We have been informed by owners of other security firms that K-Tech are abandoning and rejecting morally sound contracts for better paying evictions and receiverships. We have time and again communicated with K-Tech asking them to desist from participating in such immoral activities, but to no avail. In response, the National Land League set itself on a course travelled by the original founders of the League in 1879; we decided it necessary to peacefully boycott K-Tech security.

As K-Tech are not a business householders would have a relationship with, we decided to identify K-Tech clients as our medium of boycott. We chose the Sunday World Irish Country Music Awards to be hosted in the City West Hotel on the 26th of January 2015. K-Tech Security is a permanent feature at the City West Hotel and although our boycott is not directly aimed at the Awards, it is aimed at highlighting through the awards and to the City West Hotel the unethical and immoral practices of K-Tech Security.

In an effort to prevent us from acting upon our constitutional right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech, K-Tech have successfully applied for a High Court injunction preventing us from doing so. We in the National Land League of Ireland refuse to recognise the Order of any Court in which we as Defendants were not informed of our trial and were prevented from defending ourselves. Such is not a court or a trial but rather an unjust decree from the apparatus of tyranny. To obey such a decree would be to cower in the shadow of injustice, we shall never do that. To accept the removal of our right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech would be to insult the memory, bravery and determination of the original founders of the League. We shall not desist. We cannot desist.

We declare that we shall not be diverted from our course with the threat of imprisonment. We shall not be called to heel whilst half a million men, women and children face eviction and homelessness. We do not encourage or wish to see our supporters jailed for exercising their right to peaceful protest and freedom of speech, but we shall endure whatever we must to uphold those rights. If we are imprisoned we shall be prisoners of conscience and history shall know our accusers as criminals.

We say to K-Tech security that we have not yet reached the midnight hour. Our consistent offers of discussion and negotiation remain extended to you, but we ask that you refrain from participating in evictions and SME and farm receiverships during talks. This is our only condition to negotiation. If you continue to refuse our offer to talk we are left with no choice but to continue the planned boycott protest at the City West Hotel, but to also escalate the K-Tech Boycott campaign nationwide, encompassing all K-Tech customers throughout the nation.

We call on all our supporters to attend this first boycott protest at City West Hotel on the 26th of January at 5pm, the first National Land League of Ireland boycott in 120 years. We ask our supporters to be at the ready for a further escalation of this boycott against K-Tech over the coming months. Also expect and prepare for the broadening of the boycott net to local Solicitors and Barristers who assist financial institutions in the asset strip of homeowners, small business people and farmers.

As our forefathers in the National Land League of Ireland freed themselves from the greed of the landlords, we shall free ourselves of the shackles of banks and their agents. No matter the threats against us we shall make real the words of Michael Davitt…

“Let justice be done tho’ the Heavens fall”!

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The Land League

We have engaged a Team of Constitutional Barristers to examine the Constitutional and European implications on the right of free Speech and the right of Peaceful Protest, and the restrictions this order imposes.
AS one of the named Defendants I requested from the court service this morning @ 11AM a copy of the order
WHEN I RECEIVE A COPY OF THE JUDGEMENT ORDER FROM THE COURT SERVICE. I will then issue a Press Statement.on the form of next Monday’s Protest for The Irish Country Music Awards and the Traffic implications for the planned Protest.



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SocGen Explains That Since The ECB’s QE Will Fail, It Will Need To Be Increased To €3 Trillion, Include Stocks

There are a bunch of things in the ECB post-mortem note just released by SocGen’s Michel Martinez, reproduced below, but here are the punchlines. First, on the impact of ECB QE on the economy: “we argue ECB QE could be five times less efficient than in the US. In December, press reports suggested that the ECB had run studies suggesting that a €1000bn QE programme would only boost price levels by 0.2-0.8 after two years, five to nine times less efficient than the studies for the US or the UK. The impact on GDP is not provided, but it would be reasonable to assume the same impact as on inflation on a cumulated basis.” In other words, it will be an outright failure to do anything to boost the European economy in its current format. That, as a reminder, is its stated purpose.

So what does SocGen suggest? Simple: the same thing every Keynesian says when justifying why a piece of occult economic voodoo fails to work: it wasn’t big enough. To wit:

“The potential amount of QE needed is €2-3 trillion! Hence for inflation to reach close to a 2.0% threshold medium term, the potential amount of asset purchases needed is €2-3tn, not a mere €1tn.”

Or as Charles Dickens would put it:

And since there is nowhere near enough bond supply in Europe, the ECB will have to proceed with monetizing, drumroll, stocks.

Should the ECB target such an expansion of its balance sheet, it would have to ease some conditions on its bond purchases (liquidity rule, quality…) or contemplate other asset classes- equity stocks, Real Estate Investment Trust-(REIT), Exchange-traded fund (ETF)…- as the BoJ, previously.

Because what tens of millions of unemployed Europeans really need to help their lot in life, and to boost their confidence, is for the central bank to buy the stocks sold by the richest 0.001%.

Full note from SocGen:

Large QE with symbolic risk sharing

The ECB announcement today was well in line with our call that the sovereign QE programme could be large scale but not pari passu. The share of mutualisation is symbolic (1/11%). Yet, they point to higher volume than expected overall (€1140n in total) and reinforces the probability that the ECB would reach (or go over) its stated intention of 1trn increase in balance sheet.

A) The size of QE programme is €60bn per month, €1140bn in total

The main measure is an expandable asset purchase programme that includes European agencies and sovereign and complement the current programmes (Covered bond and ABS purchase programmes). Those new programmes will start in March 2015 and run until end September-16 or until the inflation outlook converges to 2.0% medium-term, which means that it could be bigger. The combined purchases will amount to €60bn per month. Apparently, the expanded programme will not include corporate bonds.

There was a large majority to today’s announcement while the Governing Council was unanimous on the idea that QE is a legal monetary policy tool.

full article at source:

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Did you know pine trees can be used as food, medicine and survival equipment?

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden accept 175 names of pines (conifers) as current.

In most cases, they tend to be hardy trees in their native environment and they can be found practically anywhere. A pine tree may very well be your best friend if you find yourself lost or stranded in a wilderness environment.

Emergency Food/Nutrition/Medical

  1. Pine needles can be steeped to make tea or to give flavor to bland tasting water. The brew will be loaded with vitamin C. Steep the needles in hot water from five to 10 minutes, but keep in mind the Vitamin nutrients will decrease the longer the needles steep. There are three pines you must avoid, The Yew (Taxus), Norfolk Island Pine (Araucana heterophylla) and the Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa), yellow pine. So make sure you learn how to identify them.
  2. All pine nuts (actually, they are seeds) are edible, and they can be eaten raw or roasted but once removed from the husk they deteriorate quickly. Roasting will prolong their life so roast up a few for the trail.
  3. Inner pine bark is edible, and it can be eaten raw, boiled, fried or roasted over a flame. It is important that you do not “ring” any tree when harvesting the inner bark, because this can kill the tree. Look for fallen limbs, or work on just one side of the tree when cutting away the bark.
  4. Pine resin or as some call it pitch can be chewed like gum and Native Americans routinely chewed and consumed the resin for its anti-bacterial properties and for joint pain. The resin can be steeped in hot water to make a tea that is said to help with arthritis and stomach problems.
  5. Male pinecones found near the tips of the branches can be eaten boiled or baked. The male cones will produce pollen in the spring that can be collected and used as a thickener for broths, stews and added to flour or even used as flour. The male pinecone is smaller than female cones.
  6. Pine resin can be applied directly to cuts, abrasions and even to deep slashes to help kill bacteria, to prevent bacteria growth and to keep it from getting into the wound. Use the resin to slow or stop the flow of blood from wounds. Leave on the wound and reapply as needed.

Fire and Light

Pine resin is highly flammable (sap is not the same as resin) and it can be used to start fires in damp or wet conditions. Collect the resin from breaks in the bark or from broken branches. In most cases, it is not necessary to “wound” the tree, but if you cannot find a break or damage to a tree or downed limbs that occurred naturally, you can slash a small portion of a mature tree to harvest the resin, but again work in small areas to protect the tree. Keep in mind the resin protects breaks and cuts in the tree from insects and diseases.

Resin can be used as candle wax would be used to create temporary lighting. Fill any depression with the resin as long as the container/receptacle can withstand the heat, and add a wick. Organic materials make the best wicks so strips of cotton material or cordage made from jute, cotton or other organic fibers are ideal.


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Boom Goes The Dynamite: The Crashing Price Of Oil Is Going To Rip The Global Economy To Shreds

f you were waiting for a “black swan event” to come along and devastate the global economy, you don’t have to wait any longer.  As I write this, the price of U.S. oil is sitting at $45.76 a barrel.  It has fallen by more than 60 dollars a barrel since June.  There is only one other time in history when we have seen anything like this happen before.  That was in 2008, just prior to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.  But following the financial crisis of 2008, the price of oil rebounded fairly rapidly.  As you will see below, there are very strong reasons to believe that it will not happen this time.  And the longer the price of oil stays this low, the worse our problems are going to get.  At a price of less than $50 a barrel, it is just a matter of time before we see a huge wave of energy company bankruptcies, massive job losses, a junk bond crash followed by a stock market crash, and a crisis in commodity derivatives unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  So let’s hope that a very unlikely miracle happens and the price of oil rebounds substantially in the months ahead.  Because if not, the price of oil is going to absolutely rip the global economy to shreds.

What amazes me is that there are still many economic “experts” in the mainstream media that are proclaiming that the collapse in the price of oil is going to be a good thing for the U.S. economy.

The only precedent that we can compare the current crash to is the oil price collapse of 2008.  You can see both crashes on the chart below…

Boom Goes The Dynamite: The Crashing Price Of Oil Is Going To Rip The Global Economy To Shreds.


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