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October 22, 2006

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Colm

Absolutely ludicrous. Someone volunteers and this is how they are treated. This is the sort of case that makes you wish the people who live under such arrogant and stupid councils would band together and dump every scrap of their rubbish at the steps of the town hall, and do so every day until the council apologises and reverses such a dictatorial policy.

Ps - This is nothing to do with a liberal agenda, it is just authoritarian arrogance.

David Vance

Colm,

You have a point!

Peter T

What makes me really angry is that we seem to have no defense against this stupidity and those who promulgate such nonesense cannot be called to account.

Colm

Peter

They can be called to account electorally but I agree if all the local politicians support this nonsense then civil disobedience can be justified. They need to be reminded that they are there to serve us not 'serf' us.

ch in tx

Colm, I think you have an American streak in you! Dumping trash on the council's doorstep in exactly what we would do. It worked with tea in Boston Harbor if memory serves!

Alan McDonald

Speaking of American streaks, this whole story reminds of Arlo Guthrie's experiences in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in the 1960's. Even the line, And when council workers found his name and address on it, they prosecuted him, is almost exactly what happened in Alice's Restaurant

He said, "Kid, we found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it." And I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope under that garbage."
So, if you have the album you can listen to the song, or see the movie, or just read the Wikipedia write-up.

And, for those who are intimately familiar with the Alice's Restaurant Massacree, we are now all sitting on the Group W bench!

Monica-Philadelphia

This is a case for buying a shredder and shredding all of your junk mail.

joc

It is very prevalent in Ireland at the moment.

My sister in law received a fine from Donegal Co. Council for unautorised waste disposal. Apparently they found her name and address in a plastic bag in some public waste bin.

There was a similar case in Dublin a few months ago where a chinese student was similarly charged.

I am for good was management, but not a stalinist state.

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