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(truTV)   Ireland's plan to reduce unemployment: reduce the unemployed   (blog.trutv.com) divider line 82
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2013-12-12 09:06:32 AM
Soylent really, really green?
 
2013-12-12 09:15:55 AM
Beats paying them to quit looking.
 
2013-12-12 09:16:27 AM
A modest proposal.
 
2013-12-12 09:17:28 AM
Apparently Ireland isn't all green clovers, leprechauns, beer, and pots'o'gold.
 
2013-12-12 09:19:29 AM
The Irish have a long history of emigrating when things in Ireland go to shiat, which in Ireland is pretty much all the time.
 
2013-12-12 09:19:49 AM
Did it work?
 
2013-12-12 09:20:51 AM
Why not imprison a few and hire the rest as guards. USA. USA.
 
2013-12-12 09:23:20 AM
Did things go potato again?

/it's how i got to be born in the US
//that and a whole lot of other countries full of miserable people too
 
2013-12-12 09:27:44 AM
 
2013-12-12 09:28:57 AM
On the one hand I'm curious as to what TFA says, but on the other hand I'm afraid of what will happen to my brain if I read something written by TruTV.
 
2013-12-12 09:29:40 AM
Well, who wants a bunch of unemployed Irishmen hanging around their bars?
 
2013-12-12 09:30:11 AM
Are we going to pretend that certain communities don't do that here?
 
2013-12-12 09:33:01 AM

Arkanaut: On the one hand I'm curious as to what TFA says, but on the other hand I'm afraid of what will happen to my brain if I read something written by TruTV.


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/ireland-asks-unemployed- ci tizens-to-move-away.html

The PBS source material for TFA
 
2013-12-12 09:34:03 AM
Mitchell and Webb cover everything:
http://youtu.be/owI7DOeO_yg
 
2013-12-12 09:43:19 AM
This is like when NYC used to put the homeless on buses with one-way tickets and send them to other cities.
 
2013-12-12 09:45:43 AM
Plus ca Change....
 
2013-12-12 09:48:46 AM
I don't understand why they don't want them.  Here in the US, when we give money to people through food stamps, each $1 turns into $1.79 and stimulates the economy, according to libruhls.  Sounds like Ireland needs to create a food stamp program if they don't have one.
 
2013-12-12 09:49:36 AM
Some people might not consider relocation as an option if it's not suggested. It's not like anyone was forced to go.

A lot of my identity is built out of doing a job I'm passionate about and do pretty well. I gain a lot of confidence from having money in the bank and having some control of my future too.

What's the alternative? Overtax the few tech companies that are struggling to hang on in order to pay entitlements?
 
2013-12-12 09:55:54 AM
"It was only a matter of time before these fogies started shaking their fists and yelling at young people to get off their leprechaun-infested lawns."

This blog is written by a farker isn't it?
 
2013-12-12 09:58:37 AM
The US GOP will love this idea, assuming the unemployed are all a bunch of liberal brown people.
 
2013-12-12 09:58:46 AM
I am sure Midland, Texas would be very happy to see some out-of-work laborers that speak English show up at their airport.
 
2013-12-12 10:01:03 AM
I think that is also part of our unwritten plan.   Perhaps it is my imagination, but it seems like there has been a surge of homelessness these past few years.  There used to be one crusty old guy near where I worked that I would give money to every now and then, but now they seem to be at every frigging intersection.  I will run lights just so I don't have to sit there trying to ignore the guy holding a sign.  I guess in a better economy, many of those guys would have jobs (they can't all be crazy/substance abusers), but now, without resources or health insurance, they will die off quicker and that unemployment problem takes care of itself.
 
2013-12-12 10:01:31 AM

Tiiba: A modest proposal.


Well that's taken care of.  Looks like were done here.
 
2013-12-12 10:01:34 AM

Sybarite: Soylent really, really green?


Came in to make the obligatory Swift reference, but that's a more pithy way of doing the same.  Well played.
 
2013-12-12 10:02:24 AM

Phineas: I don't understand why they don't want them.  Here in the US, when we give money to people through food stamps, each $1 turns into $1.79 and stimulates the economy, according to libruhls.  Sounds like Ireland needs to create a food stamp program if they don't have one.



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2013-12-12 10:04:40 AM
I feel like eating their children would be easier. Decrease food costs by increasing the supply, the unemployed parents make some money, and since children of the unemployed are more likely to become unemployed, you've reduced unemployment for two generations.

A genius proposal, really.
 
2013-12-12 10:04:53 AM
"Reduce the unemployed"?

Is this where the Wee Folk I'm always hearing about come from?
 
2013-12-12 10:10:26 AM
FTFA : With all the young people leaving town, there won't be much else left to help sustain Ireland's growth in the future.

If *all* the young people are unemployed, then this line may be true. More likely, this just shows that the article is heavily biased and not telling the full story.
 
2013-12-12 10:11:21 AM
They'd do better shipping a few politicians out of the country.
 
2013-12-12 10:13:08 AM

Sybarite: Soylent really, really green?


soylent ginger
 
2013-12-12 10:15:27 AM

generallyso: They'd do better shipping a few politicians out of the country.


Who wouldn't?
 
2013-12-12 10:23:36 AM
Approves...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-12 10:32:26 AM
Just follow the British - round them up and settle them in Irelan... oh.
 
2013-12-12 10:33:34 AM

Target Builder: Arkanaut: On the one hand I'm curious as to what TFA says, but on the other hand I'm afraid of what will happen to my brain if I read something written by TruTV.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/ireland-asks-unemployed- ci tizens-to-move-away.html

The PBS source material for TFA


Interesting.  I don't suppose they can convince them that there are jobs to be had in the rest of Europe...
 
2013-12-12 11:12:37 AM
The Irish government sent some unemployed people letters telling them there are jobs for them in other places. In the example in the PBS article, the electrician would have to move about 275 miles to a country that speaks the same language as his.
THE OUTRAGE !!!
 
2013-12-12 11:13:16 AM
Oh, and BTW, they don't play bagpipes in Ireland.
 
2013-12-12 11:14:09 AM

Pangea: What's the alternative? Overtax the few tech companies that are struggling to hang on in order to pay entitlements?


I dunno, maybe NOT agreeing to backstop all the losses that Allied Irish, Anglo Irish, Bank of Ireland, etc. suffered during the 2008 crash in order to protect certain well-connected individuals....

That might have left them in a better position to deal with problems suffered by the common folk.
 
2013-12-12 11:15:20 AM
I call shenanigans. I haven't heard about this, and our media would have a farking field day with that story. Any other Irish farkers out there see this story anywhere that I've missed?
 
2013-12-12 11:19:17 AM

Nesher: Oh, and BTW, they don't play bagpipes in Ireland.


wat.

Are you under the impression that the reason pipes are always played at police funerals in Boston and NYC is because of the gigantic SCOTTISH presence in those cities?
 
2013-12-12 11:42:52 AM
Isn't this part of the benefit of EU membership? When there were jobs in Ireland it was easy for folks from other EU countries to come in. Now there are fewer jobs, it's just as easy for them to leave.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.
 
2013-12-12 11:44:36 AM
Hey now. Don't give Obama any ideas.

I need to renew my passport anyway.
 
2013-12-12 11:47:01 AM

Nesher: Oh, and BTW, they don't play bagpipes in Ireland.


Came here to say this.

Cubicle Jockey:
wat.

Are you under the impression that the reason pipes are always played at police funerals in Boston and NYC is because of the gigantic SCOTTISH presence in those cities?


No, it's because someone mixed up Scottish and Irish culture a long time ago but it's now traditional, so why change it.
As an actual Irish person I can say with some confidence that the 'Irish-ness' of Boston (and parts of NY) has less in common with actual Irish culture than American English has with the Queen's Tongue. That's not a insult- quite the opposite, it's uniquely charming- just a fact.
 
2013-12-12 11:47:34 AM

mutterfark: Did things go potato again?


And now they're faced with the classic Irishman's Dilemma...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-12 11:51:45 AM

Cubicle Jockey: Nesher: Oh, and BTW, they don't play bagpipes in Ireland.

wat.

Are you under the impression that the reason pipes are always played at police funerals in Boston and NYC is because of the gigantic SCOTTISH presence in those cities?


It's in honor of those lesser known public gifts, the Carnegie Police Houses.
 
2013-12-12 11:52:42 AM

mcmnky: Isn't this part of the benefit of EU membership? When there were jobs in Ireland it was easy for folks from other EU countries to come in. Now there are fewer jobs, it's just as easy for them to leave.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.


That's it right there. Over the past 10 years especially, there was a large influx of EU citizens taking advantage of the construction and multinational corporation boom here. Now it's simply time for the mobile workforce to move on to fresher pastures.
 
2013-12-12 11:53:33 AM

DesktopHippie: I call shenanigans. I haven't heard about this, and our media would have a farking field day with that story. Any other Irish farkers out there see this story anywhere that I've missed?


Except it is old news that has been going on for generations.  So I call benhappenigans, as in it has been happening for a long time and it will happen again.

/I possess an Irish surname, which is shared by an Irish castle.  I do not desire to step foot on that little island.
 
2013-12-12 11:54:16 AM

JuggleGeek: FTFA : With all the young people leaving town, there won't be much else left to help sustain Ireland's growth in the future.

If *all* the young people are unemployed, then this line may be true. More likely, this just shows that the article is heavily biased and not telling the full story.


The article says 1/4 of people under 25 are unemployed. Do they count college students as unemployed in that figure I wonder?
 
2013-12-12 12:01:09 PM
groovykindahate:
Are you under the impression that the reason pipes are always played at police funerals in Boston and NYC is because of the gigantic SCOTTISH presence in those cities?

No, it's because someone mixed up Scottish and Irish culture a long time ago but it's now traditional, so why change it.
As an actual Irish person I can say with some confidence that the 'Irish-ness' of Boston (and parts of NY) has less in common with actual Irish culture than American English has with the Queen's Tongue. That's not a insult- quite the opposite, it's uniquely charming- just a fact.


Need to backtrack somwhat. From what I gather it's a lot more practical than I thought: bagpipes are just louder than (Irish) uilleann pipes, so they were used more often for parades and their ilk until eventually becoming the norm, and accordingly associated with an 'Irish' culture in America. So still not Irish at all, but Irish American for initially practical reasons.
 
2013-12-12 12:04:14 PM
Hey, it worked in the 19th century.
 
DVD
2013-12-12 12:31:02 PM

groovykindahate: groovykindahate:
Are you under the impression that the reason pipes are always played at police funerals in Boston and NYC is because of the gigantic SCOTTISH presence in those cities?

No, it's because someone mixed up Scottish and Irish culture a long time ago but it's now traditional, so why change it.
As an actual Irish person I can say with some confidence that the 'Irish-ness' of Boston (and parts of NY) has less in common with actual Irish culture than American English has with the Queen's Tongue. That's not a insult- quite the opposite, it's uniquely charming- just a fact.

Need to backtrack somwhat. From what I gather it's a lot more practical than I thought: bagpipes are just louder than (Irish) uilleann pipes, so they were used more often for parades and their ilk until eventually becoming the norm, and accordingly associated with an 'Irish' culture in America. So still not Irish at all, but Irish American for initially practical reasons.


Tangent, but the newest male band member of Nightwish is Irish and plays uillean pipes in addition to other things.
 
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