Why is Ireland so expensive?
Everything is so over priced. I want to learn to drive but before I can even start driving lessons I need to buy the new theory test book, then I need to pay to do my theory test – €40 I think, then I need to get my provisional license – €15 I think, then I have to have 12 driving lessons – €40 a lesson. Thats all before buying a car, insuring it and tax. So I think I can safely say im not going to be learning to drive any time soon. Food, clothes, medication, doctors, dentists, everything is ridiculous but also the people who own shops, pubs, clubs, restaurants and everything else they all add to the problem by over pricing everything they sell, iv gone to night clubs and been charged €14 for a double vodka and coke, I could go into tesco and buy a litre bottle and mixers for less than that, iv been charged €10 for a pint in some places, some nights the nightclub in my town charges €20 admission every other night its 10 or 15, sometimes the pubs even have a charge at the door like we cant exactly blame the government for that, this is the people running the businesses charging there customers an arm and a leg and expecting people to pay it. Clothes in this country are ridiculously over priced I saw a stupid little string top in River Island last week for €12 but I bet the same top is in River Island in the UK for a fraction of the price, all the retailers here hike up the price of there stock over what they should be. Im sick of hearing about business owners complaining about not getting enough customers when there over charging for everything, they know wages have gone down, people have lost there jobs, and taxes have gone up so why on earth do they think people have the money to pay those prices? Even the trains in this country are just ridiculous. Are they just greedy?
I heard a guy on the radio say that this country will only get out of recession if we all go out and spend but do they not realise that just because there earning wages doesnt mean the rest of us are? Do they not understand how hard it is to live on €100 a week and thats to cover bills, food, and everything else. No body has the money to spend. Why do they keep adding more taxes? like water taxes? there just pushing the country further and further down. Does it not make more sense to lower prices and taxes so people can start to spend there money, get the businesses back into action and the get the money circulating the country again. I mean its simple really when you think about.. If people have money they’ll spend, if they dont have money they wont.
So whats the problem? why wont the government and business owners lower the costs so that people can start to spend again?
Orla C – I dont go to clubs. When I do go out which is usually just to a late bar I bring a cheap bottle of aldi or lidle wine in my bag that costs about €4, maybe tesco vodka if I can afford the €11. I cant remember the last time I bought clothes but from being in town with friends and looking in the shops I see the prices of things.
Im not entitled to a medical card because im a student and will be getting a grant, they said I wasn’t qualified.. theyv restricted it loads but lucky for me my college has a free doctor and nurse for the students but its not just me im talking about, I dont have young kids or a family to support but allot of people in this country do, who cant get jobs and are living on social welfare which has been cut loads, I dont know how the government expects these people to live?
Hmmm…you forgot to mention the new property tax.
Wait till you get a job and an mortgage and half your earnings are gone before you get even a sniff at your pay check.
You need to quit going to nightclubs and manage your money. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better I think.
You are lucky you are just worrying about clothes and the price of drinks. Imagine trying to put kids tru college and keep a roof over their head, run a car, pay all the bills and put food on the table.
Concentrate on your education so as you can get a well paid job if you can find one or search for and marry a rich man.
so did we read mark hateley on kris boyd?
You can Kris your Scotland career goodbye
By Mark Hateley on Sep 10, 10 06:01 AM in rangers
You’ll know by now that I have issues with Kris Boyd but as his harshest critic I have to admit I am starting to feel a bit sorry for the man.
In fact, I would go so far as to say he is only a matter of weeks away from what will effectively be the end of his top-level football career. And the worst thing is he clearly doesn’t even know it.
I watched him put in his usual half-hearted shift for Scotland the other night and was not surprised to read in Record Sport yesterday that Craig Levein has become the latest manager to lose patience with him.
Boyd looked totally uninterested, a stone overweight and bone idle. Hardly three of the qualities you’re looking for in an international centre-forward.
Now, before we go on, I’m not using this column to batter him over the head again. I gave up trying to get through to Boyd a long, long time ago.
He is not capable of taking any kind of constructive advice on board and that is why I fear the end is nigh. Sure, he’ll keep on counting his money at Middlesbrough for a year or two but I’m afraid, as a serial scorer at club level and a prolific Scotland striker, his time is almost up.
I am now convinced Boyd will never change his ways. He’s 27 years old and has started a new life down south – but the penny still hasn’t dropped.
I hoped his move to the Riverside might motivate him to work on the parts of his game he has neglected for so long.
Evidently not. He remains the same old waster he always was. If he’s not scoring goals, he’s not interested in helping his team or doing a shift.
His problem, though, is that he will not get away with it down there and soon Gordon Strachan will come to the same conclusion that Levein has reached already – the guy is a liability. He has scored just once this season for Boro and although his boss will be crossing his fingers that his signing comes good, he can’t afford to wait forever. Not when Boyd is giving nothing else to the team.
It is only a matter of time before Strachan has to cut his losses and stick him on the bench. When that happens he will disappear off the radar for good.
I take no pleasure from any of this. Boyd might not believe it but I wanted him to make a player of himself.
I only criticised him because he frustrated me. I could see the potential was there for him to become a top striker if he was prepared to put in the work and improve his game. But he wasn’t interested. Out came the petted lip and it’s been that way ever since.
He plays the game as if he has a permanent chip on his shoulder to match the scowl on his face. Even when Stephen McManus scored the winner to spare the country from the most humiliating result of all time – a result he was partly responsible for – Boyd couldn’t even muster a smile. He shook Levein’s hand while looking the other way and sloped off down the tunnel in a huff. Pathetic.
The most embarrassing aspect is that Boyd broke almost every scoring record going up here. He is supposed to be the best our game has got.
And yet Championship fans up and down England will be looking at him and ridiculing him. It’s the kind of thing that makes Scottish football a laughing stock down south. Not that Boyd will care about that, of course. He doesn’t have it in him.
But it’s such a waste of talent that it breaks my heart to see someone with so much who cares so little.
Levein has learned the hard way where this player is concerned and I doubt very much he’ll make the same mistake again. He perhaps thought he’d get away with it against Liechtenstein but now he knows for sure his side cannot carry passengers against anyone.
In fact, when you play a minnow the one thing you must have is workrate – because that’s all your opponents have in the locker. If you match them for that, your extra quality will win you the game.
Levein took a punt on Boyd and James McFadden and he would have to admit he was wrong to do it. But, if I were him, I wouldn’t give up on the Birmingham City man just yet. He is a special player with match-winning qualities.
The trouble is when things are not going his way he can be quick to spit the dummy. He gave up on the hard work the other night and that is inexcusable.
If he is not prepared to knuckle down and help his team-mates, he won’t have a future under Levein. But it’s up to the manager to get it out of him for the good of the whole country.
As for Boyd? I’m afraid that one is already a lost cause.
i take it hes not in his fan club ffs
Last year especially at the start of the season Boyd seemed to be getting the message and was becoming a more rounded player and doing more work, but it all seems to have went out the window again.
I REALLY NEED HELP ON ENGLISH HOMEWORK, I WILL GIVE BEST ANSWER, AND 20 PTS….?
1. Is Sam going to sleep early tonight: (1 point)
2. Do your homework assignment:
3. Today is Tuesday: (1 point)
4. Hooray you won the game: (1 point)
5. Sit down and eat your lunch: (1 point)
For questions (6-10)
Decide if the following groups of words are complete sentences, fragments, run-on sentences, or two complete sentences.
6. James at home: (1 point)
two complete sentences
7. Susie spends a lot of money shopping for shoes: (1 point)
two complete sentences
8. A very scary and nerve-wracking event took place last night the entire neighborhood lost power for three hours: (1 point)
two complete sentences
9. It was an exciting day for little Bobby it was his first day of school in the new town he had moved to last summer with his family after his dad changed jobs recently after the company he worked for went out of business the owner was forced to shut down: (1 point)
two complete sentences
10. When Seymour, Mrs. Nelson’s new dog, saw all of the children playing, he wagged his tail with glee: (1 point)
two complete sentences
In each sentence, decide if the underlined words are the simple subject, simple predicate, compound subject, or compound predicate.
11. Little Mary bathed early and went to bed soon afterward. (1 point)
12. Children are usually happy when summer vacation begins.(1point)
13. Baseball, football, and basketball are Tommy’s favorite sports.
14. Mom bought all of the groceries. (1 point)
15. Joey and Dani sang, danced, and performed. (1 point)
16. Which of the following would make the best topic sentence for a paragraph about hurricane supplies? (1 point)
Bottled water is a necessity
Hurricane Andrew destroyed many homes
Bleach can sanitize water if it is necessary
It is important to stock up on the necessary supplies before hurricane season.
17. Which of the following would make the best topic sentence for a paragraph explaining how to change a baby’s diaper? (1 point)
Take off the dirty diaper first
Changing a baby’s diaper can be challenging task at first, but it becomes easier with practice
Men hate to change diapers
The baby squirmed all over the changing table and then she grabbed the dirty diaper.
18. Decide which sentence would make the best concluding sentence for this paragraph:
During the summer vacation, the school grounds became littered with all sorts of trash. The student council members began a project to clean the grounds. Soon everyone was pitching in, including the teachers and other members of the community. (1 point)
New officers were elected for the student council.
People were careless over the summer vacation.
The grounds were cleaned up in record time because everyone worked together.
The school security officers were on vacation during the summer.
19. Decide which sentence would make the best concluding sentence for this paragraph:
Kathy had a special date so she wanted to buy a new top to match her jeans. She visited the local department store to look for one. After rejecting quite a few for different reasons, she narrowed her choice down to two. She tried the two tops on over and over again. Still, she couldn t decide. Finally, she called her friend to come to the store to ask her opinion. She also liked both tops. One seemed to be as cute as the other.
Kathy went to different store
Kathy bought both tops
Kathy did not go on her date
Kathy chose the one that her friend liked
20. Which detail sentence does not belong in the following paragraph?
Joelle and I spent the day at the beach. It was a beautiful, sunny day without a cloud in the sky. We swam, we played beach volleyball, and we barbequed. The weatherman predicted storms for tomorrow. We had forgotten sunscreen so we were sunburned when we got home, but the fun we had was worth it.
It was a beautiful, sunny day without a cloud in the sky.
The weatherman predicted storms for tomorrow.
Joelle and I spent the day at the beach.
We had forgotten sunscre
11.) bathed early and went to bed soon afterward, is underlined
12.) Children is underlined
13.)Baseball Football, and basket ball are underlined
14.) Bought: underlined
15.) sang,danced and performed is underlined.
Truthfully people who ask this question are self conscious (of their small junk)
the end is coming, what are your plans in for the end?
first off sorry about the spelling in this its like 1:30 am and my key board sucks
i think the world as we know it will end very soon, so i am taking a few extra steps to prepare, and just wanted to know what ever one els thinks?
so heres what i have done.
secondary home/shelter: i have, with the help of only trusted friends and family constructed an underground shelter, its pritty strong and its hidden from sight, only way in is through the “secret tree”
food/water: i have about 5000 bottles of water and anyone can make a still pritty easy also lots of food
stock up on wepons(guns):
i have alot of guns anyway, being hardcore 2nd amendment, but only in the past few months have i been buying alot. i now have around 15 semi-auto rifles with 10+ 20-40 round magizens for each i also have an AK-47 with 100 round C-MAG (legaly purchesed like all my guns) remington 700 VTR with mil-spec barrle and a Nicon scope, 50K plus bullets. i have reloaders for shells, bullets, everthing, also have the proper equipment to make bullets, not just reload them, lots of gun powder of corse. its not mine but someone who will join me and my family has a real Ma Duce (browning M2 .50 cal heavy machine gun like on top of military humvees) its not illegal were he lives so he has it.
fuel: i have alot of fuel for my car and ATVs
misc: i have about 50 diferant blades ranging from steak knifes to a braud sword, a 17th century flail, a crossbow, a compund bow, lots of arrows and tips, i have medical equipment ranging from bandages to a difibulator. a few axes and other tools, a bunch of bullet resentant kevlar vests (they were very pricy but worth it)
a good thing to remember is you wont be the only survivor, other people might try to sneek up on you so a good think to do is setup noise traps, they won’t hurt anything but they make alot of noise when triggerd to alert you theres movemnet outside.
a few things to remember:
if you are looking down your scope and see a flash it may be a reflection from another scope in the sun, if you see someone poiting a gun at you, shoot them, but make sure there not someone you know.
don’t crack under pressure, if you survive the worst of the apocolypse, what ever it may be, you will be in shock, we all will but if you start taking fire from some other surviors, don’t give up the moment you doubt your self its over, any one who has been in a gun fight knows its scary, but the guy shooting at you will run out of ammo and have to reload, thats when you take them out, of course its better to shoot twice and nutralize the threat before he can see you
wow that got long, but what ever i want to know what everone els has done to prepare, because its not if modern socity will fall, but when, its going to happen, and no i don’t think 2012 will be the end, 2012 is a media stunt to make money. any way has anyone els gone to the extent i have? if your going to say im crazy just don’t bother, you will die and i will live, thats fine with me
also will anyone els bring “plants” with them? you know? it might get boring from time to time. we’ll need something to puff on 🙂
You sound like you watch far too much US American television, it’s making you paranoid. You really need to switch it off and go out, and meet some real people. Rather than digging a hole in your back yard to China.
1965 383 Plymouth backfiring..any help?
My 65 Sport Fury still has the original 383 Comando V8 factory 2 bbl motor in it. It spun a rod bearing in 1973 and I still have the 1973 Arizona license plates that came on it. I rebuilt the engine. That was the easy part. The hard part is finding the backfiring problem. As you accelerate about halfway or better to the max rpm, is when it starts to backfire. The first thing I think I should do is to measure the slack in the timing chain. Any other idieas? I rebuilt the engine in 1995 and now can’t remember if I put new timing chain and gears in it. I am sure I would not skimp on such an important item. I think I had my father looking over my shoulder back then and he talked me out of spending money on chain and gears. I have done the research for troubleshooting the timing chain wear. The slack in the chain is not suppose to be any more than 11/64 of an inch of play. I can’t beleive that I would not put on a new set of chain and gears. Could it be the valve springs? The valve springs and valve guide seals were new when I put in the new camshaft. I put in a slightly higher performance camshaft then what is stock. With that camshaft kit came new hydraulic lifters and the new valve springs. I assume the valve springs would be a stiffer spring than stock. The point gap is set right at 18 with a new set of points. It can be anywhere between 14-19. The timing is right a 10 degrees BTC. That is what my 65 Plymouth service manual said to set the points and the timing at. I called the place where I got my camshaft and asked them if the factory timing can still be used with the camshaft they sold me. They said “yes”. I no longer wanted to use the high rise aluminum intake and 4 bbl set up so I installed a new valley pan intake gasket and put the original factory cast iron intake back on it. I put on a rebuilt Bendix/Stromberg WW3 2 bbl carb. That is the factory correct carb for my car when it was new. I still have the original but this one was already rebuilt and ready to go. I am getting very good spark from the wires at the distributor cap. The spark snaps and jumps very strong when I take them off one by one at the cap. When I do that I don’t really hear any difference in the engine. It isn’t obvious that a wire has been taken off if you just listen to it run. It basically makes no change. That’s the way it seems anyway. I guess I need to do the same thing at the spark plug end of the wires to see if I am getting the same good spark. Maybe I should check the plug wires to see if I have two of them switched around by accident? I wonder if my distributor drive gear might be off by one tooth? The distributor itself can only fit into the slot at the top of that drive gear one way. It is either dead on or gonna be 180 degrees off. It could be that I am off by one tooth of where that drive gear is supposed to be, in its relationship with the camshaft. That could put the distibutor off just enough to be a problem. Does that sound possible? Maybe the timing marks on the camshaft and crankshaft gears are just off a tooth. What do you guys think? Please help.
I bought the car in 1987 and finally rebuilt the engine in 1994 and then drove it for a year and then parked it in my garage in 1995. I looked at all my receipts and I put in a rebuilt distributor at the time I put in a new camshaft. The engine has a total of 3200 miles on it. Can’t imagine the distributor and/or a cam lobe going bad in that short amount of time. Glad you guys are willing to help. It is blowing a little black smoke out the exhaust as if it had a manual choke that was pulled out too far and forgot to push it back in after warm up. It has a well type, thermocoil choke spring set up sunk down into the intake manifold. It is supposed to be set at 1 notch rich. I’ll check that to see if it needs adjusting. Any other tips? You guys are good to help a person out.
The problem may actually be in your distributor, too much advance or too little due to a worn out component. Give serious consideration to an electronic distributor from Chrysler, looks very much like what you have and more reliable.
You mentioned a lot of other possibilities as well and it might be worth the time to pull the engine down and check what you have questioned, timing chain and gears, distributor drive, etc.
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