Not just a recession - how to prepare

Discussion in 'Letting Off Steam' started by z103, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Purple

    Purple Frequent Poster

    Sorry, I'm just going by what your missus told me. ;)
  2. Gordanus

    Gordanus Frequent Poster

    That was a year ago. Things bad yet?
  3. DublinTexas

    DublinTexas Frequent Poster

    I wonder when the other EU countries are seeking an exception from the freedom of movement/residency for Irish citizens so that they don’t need to take all of the refugees in.

    I have purchased a dinghy that will bring me over to wales in case the airports/sea ports and the border up north will be closed when the riots start.

    Now in depended from riots scenario a good Basic Emergency Supply Kit is at my home for the case of minor natural catastrophes (like snow or an earthquake and the regular power outages in my area), that is basic preparedness.
  4. D8Lady

    D8Lady Frequent Poster

    So how long will fresh food supplies hold out because of the volcano ash stopping flights? I doubt that lettice is shipped in containers.

    If the ash cloud lasts a few more days, are we likely to start seeing shortages... dun dun duh!
  5. DublinTexas

    DublinTexas Frequent Poster

    And our government is taking this aspect very seriously:

    I’m sure given that they don’t go shopping themselves they don’t have a clue how much of our groceries are actually from outside Ireland.

    Or maybe I just have taken his quote out of context to fit my own purpose because I’m starting a political party “This is my Ireland too” and I train political speech.

    In any case, I have always advocated a good Basic Emergency Supply Kit and loads of people laugh at it, but if the weather changes and the ashes come down on us causing traffic to stop I’m not going to share my kit!
  6. Gordanus

    Gordanus Frequent Poster

  7. z107

    z107 Guest

    Just looking at this old thread.
    Are we getting closer to civil unrest?

    Has anyone started stock-piling yet? I've seen posts where people are safe guarding their savings, so will stock-piling be the next step?

    "If you're in a camp and a bear attacks, you don't have to be faster than the bear. You only have to be faster than the slowest camper"
  8. Firefly

    Firefly Frequent Poster

  9. z107

    z107 Guest

    It will be interesting to see what the next budget brings.

    There's been no social unrest so far. Will there be a breaking point?
  10. RMCF

    RMCF Frequent Poster

    There won't be any social unrest. Ireland as a nation has become very subservient.

    As long as the folk have their PS3s, Sky TV, XBox, X Factor and Strictly, they will put up with a lot.
  11. Leper

    Leper Frequent Poster

    RMCF is right. There will be no social unrest. During the Cork Jazz Festival I was informed that the last time there were more than 10,000 on Cork streets protesting it was in support of the Cork GAA team dispute.

    And we are about to qualify for Euro 2012, we have the X-Factor, good provincial rugby teams etc - all keep us from protesting.
  12. Mpsox

    Mpsox Frequent Poster

    Problem with the next budget will be that many of the changes will be subtle. For example, people might protest if their PAYE tax bill was suddenly increased by 2-3k overnight, but if you increase 50 stealth taxes and spread that over the course of a year, then the effect is not as obvious. Likewise if there is a clampdown on SW abuse as opposed to simply cutting rates across the board.
    Cynic in me also wonders will budget week be the week the Anglo bankers finally get charged?
  13. username123

    username123 Frequent Poster


    Im sure we could easily rustle up 10, 000 to protest against X-Factor and "Strictly" et al being shown :rolleyes: