Two passenger planes down in similar circumstances recently. Over 200 dead in both cases; & all passengers & crews lost in both cases. Both brought down by rockets in acts of war. Both incidents have Russian involvement in some form or other.
But only one, the latter one, merited a minute's silence at Russian football grounds on Saturday. Let's hope the terrorists who shot the latter plane down weren't using Russian-made missiles, unlike the former incident.
Its sunny Erin next week for me, to fetch my kitcar back or to stay awhile in order to avoid the worst effects of the Third World War?
Who knows what the future holds whilst humans control so much power? Obama/Putin equals madness? Or are they merely figureheads who each represent their country’s peculiar arrogance?
Perhaps a time has once again come in the human condition when suicidal behaviour becomes the norm, amongst our godlike leaders at any rate, & we poor mortals blindly follow where even lemmings fear to go?
Let us hope some small bout of wisdom takes hold before the forces that bring darkness are yet again unleashed, & this time with maybe final tragedy.
Leaping Geronimos! Jumping Jack Flashes! Yes! chaps & chapesses! It's Irelande once more!
Sailing on the 11th; this time to fetch my old Irish runabout (pic on dougdevos.co.uk). & there lies a story:
I exported it to the auld country around 2008 to serve my transport purposes when there. Happily taxed & insured it until this year, when I rang the insurance company FBD ltd. to re-insure it this summer. ok? No! The young lady from their Wexford office told me they could not/no longer insure it as it was a kit car???
I rang around all the Irish insurance offices I could find on google only to discover that I could not/no longer get insurance in Ireland for my little beast!
So, to cut a long boring tale of Irish lack of business acumen short (no wonder the f--k--g country is BANKRUPT), I'm re-importing it into the auld(er) country to once more grace our roads with it's singular presence.
Ireland's loss etc etc..
I will keep you all posted. May your god bless you all!