October 28, 2011

Irish Rails Dam on Dodder - Upstream Images


Images below are on the Upstream side of the DART bridge at Lansdowne Road Station.  Upstream is the Ballsbridge side of the DART bridge.   So we now have a Ballsbridge upstream of the newly Ballsedupbridge.




Debris being removed ASAP from public view - after the 24 October 2011 Dodder flash flood.  Much of the debris had already been removed when these views were still open to the public.

The tarpaulin from shore to shore has already been removed.  

Irish Rail omits mention of scaffolding and tarpaulin in Irish Times (churnalism), Irish Independent (churnalism) and own website.  Its spin blames a few logs for the obstruction.  

By Friday the public were no longer allowed to view the scene by police "Crime Scene" tape.  Something to hide?  On advice from the Financial Regulator or The Mayo Mafia operating from FG's pay-to-play tent in the K-Club?


DART service has been suspended from Friday.  The cute-hoor meisterwerk built by Irish Rail has flooded Ballsbridge and damaged Irish Rail's DART bridge.  

Upstream, the bridge first erected by Mr Balls in 1791 has not collapsed.  It seems there was no dam built directly under Mr Balls's bridge. 


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Irish Rail Floods Ballsbridge by Damming Dodder River

Überschwemmung durch Teknik.

 "Beavers could not have built a better dam".
 - Newly Homeless Man in Ballsbridge

In mid-2011 Irish Rail built struts for a dam under the DART bridge over the Dodder river at Lansdowne Road Station in Dublin, Ireland. 

This was a carefully planned process by Chartered Eejits.  First extensive scaffolding was built under the bridge to trap large debris such as tree trunks, beer barrels and bicycles.  Next tarpaulin was added to the upriver scaffolding to trap smaller river debris.   Then the planners had to wait patiently for a flood.  Politicians waited to harvest the empathy votes.  Their prayers were all answered on Monday, October 24, 2011.

Ballsbridge was flooded: Dodder View Cottages and the Sweepstakes apartments. Plus Insurance offices, banks, stock brokers and capital gamblers.  Awesome.  

You shuld go to the Flickr link below to see truly "awesome" images of the flood in Ballsbridge at Dodder View Cottages - the river is 5m to 7m above its normal height.  This happened in about 40 minutes.  Irish Rails dam is about 300 metres downstream.


Stage 2 of the plan was implemented at 08:00 on Tuesday morning.  The tarpaulin was immediately removed from view.  Debris and finger-pointing evidence was removed from Dodder pathways.  Then the dam itself was cleared.  By Wednesday just the dam framework, the scaffolding, remained.

Churnalism was published on Thursday by the captive Irish Times & Independent who untruthfully blamed a few tree trunks.  The spin totally omitted the scaffolding and the tarpaulin.  A most curious omission by Ireland's 'papers of record'.

On Friday further work was carried out with all viewing points blocked off from public view by the absurd use of Irish Police "Crime Scene" tape.  Do the Gardai know of this misuse of crime tape on the Dodder path?   Why was the Dodder walk blocked off not for 50m or even 100m but for for a distance of 300M from the bridge?  There was no heavy equipment on the Dodder path on Friday, apart from a large brand new Audi, an Überschwemmung durch Teknik management class Audi.

When the heavy equipment was present on Tuesday & Wednesday the path was not blocked - the scene could be safely observed.  What is being hidden by the absurd usage of "crime-scene" tape?    

A large Zurich Insurance office block was flooded and had to be abandoned.    Maybe they will investigate the beavers in Irish Rail.  Or even the crony-cartel directing the beavers.  

Irish Rail and Dublin City Council will ignore the hundreds of people flooded out of their homes.  After all they had been fully informed several times in advance by the public.   Looters, carpet-salesmen and politicians are already harvesting the area.  Politicians with knowledge of the dam who did nothing - in advance.   But they can now be expected to cynically harvest votes by offering sympathy to the newly homeless.   


Downriver for the first time in history the Dodder wall at Marian College also collapsed along a 30 metre stretch - exactly where a new flood-wall is being built on sand, without pile-driving.  Fire Brigade time was diverted from helping the trapped elderly: the 'corpo' had no keys for the new flood gates and washed their hands by pointing their fingers at Irishtown Garda Station.  This time the corpo did not blame the ESB.

October 16, 2011

Poolbeg Incinerator could cost Ireland up to $2.5 Billion per year.

The proposed Poolbeg Incinerator will cause up to 300 premature deaths per year, a view not contested by Ireland's 2007 Environment Minister.   The view was framed as a question and was put to the Environment Minister in Dáil Éireann by current Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.  

Doing the sums, based on current US EPA numbers for the cost of premature deaths, the proposed Poolbeg Incinerator could cost Ireland up to $2.5 Billion per year.

The United States EPA claims that by 2014 a new law titled "CSAPR" will prevent 13,000-34,000 pollution-related premature deaths, and yield between $120 billion and $280 billion in health and environmental benefits annually.   [See full article in The Economist, Oct 15th 2011 | ATLANT|New rules on power-plant emissions invite a host of lawsuits].

This law is opposed by "power companies", a title misused by incineration companies such as Covanta.  Covanta is most likely giving lots of cash to politicians to buy off this US law.  In Ireland its reported that Covanta has bought influence with Environment Minister Hogan at The K Club golf course, FG's Galway Tent.  In the Irish context 'cross-state' becomes 'cross-border' or 'transatlantic'.  Even before the Poolbeg waste-to-toxins factory is built, illegal pollution from repeated-lawbreaker Covanta already crosses the Atlantic from Covanta incinerators to pollute Irish air.


About 340,000 people die prematurely each year in Europe from air pollution.  EU laws are less ambitious on particle pollution than in capitalist America.  In 2007 FF's Environment Minister did not contest the question expressed in The Dail by TD Quinn that the proposed incinerator could cause up to 300 premature deaths per year in Dublin.   All such costs will be transferred to Ireland's taxpayers and their farcical hospitals.  This observation was presented to the Bord Pleanala Hearing in 2007, and totally ignored, a Financial Regulator Best Available Trick.  One director on Bord Pleanala's executive board is an "ex" employee of DCC's English spin-consultant RPS, the outfit which apparently hijacked an Engineers Ireland 'report' to spin for incineration; in other reports it was ruled that RPS and DCC "massaged" information on incineration to mislead the public (Judge McKechnie, 2009).  Bord Pleanala's current chairman has been transferred from Ireland's crony-rich EPA, a facade of non-regulation also laced with "ex" incineration industry stalwarts.

THERE is nothing like a broad new federal regulation to make Jarndyce and Jarndyce seem like a simple dispute over a traffic ticket. As of October 11th no fewer than 36 separate entities—states, cities, power companies, trade associations—had petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to review or stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). Eight entities have intervened on the EPA’s behalf. More could jump into the fray in the next month.

The rule at the centre of this scrum requires power plants in 28 states—everything from Texas eastwards, except Delaware and the six New England states, and including Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas—to reduce emissions that contribute to ozone and fine-particle pollution in other states. (Other states’ emissions do not have enough of an effect on air-quality in neighbouring states to trigger a reduction.) The rule is scheduled to take effect from January 1st 2012. By 2014 these states’ sulphur-dioxide emissions must be 27% of what they were in 2005, while nitrogen-oxide levels must fall to 46% of their 2005 levels.

CSAPR replaces the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), issued in March 2005, and also the subject of lengthy litigation before the same court, which found in it “more than several fatal flaws”. The court left CAIR’s provisions in place, but ordered the EPA to come up with a better rule: hence CSAPR. The EPA claims that by 2014 CSAPR will prevent 13,000-34,000 pollution-related premature deaths, and yield between $120 billion and $280 billion in health and environmental benefits annually. Those benefits, the EPA insists, outweigh the costs of implementation; though there may be rate changes for consumers, these should be “well within the range of normal electricity price fluctuations”.

October 3, 2011

Covanta Buying Incinerator Politicians in Maryland

Buying Influence in Maryland.
Covanta and buddy-company Energy Answers International are legally giving money to Maryland Governor O'Malley in return for permitting a new incinerator.  Just $46,000 is cheap for a $300 million project and they don't even need to pay-to-play the US Ambassador.  For more read The Washington Examiner.

Buying Influence in Ireland.
One of Fine Gael's Galway Tents is pitched at the K Club where its reported FG legally obtained cash from Covanta prior to the 2011 general election.  Don't ask local TDs where the cash comes from for holidays in San Francisco billed as Silicon Valley learning expeditions for the good of The Irish People.  

In 2012 it's expected FG's Hogan will re-write Irish laws to create "certainty" for Covanta's bankers to finance about €300 million for the proposed Poolbeg Incinerator.  In the meantime Covanta is increasing the cash it's returning to Covanta shareholders ($300 million).  Anglo Irish Bank is an example of the certainty created by Ireland's inbred crony cartel.  

Incineration Promoters Use EPA, Bord Pleanala & Engineers Ireland Brand.
Similar to the fired Financial Regulator the directors in these organisations seem to treat their professional employees or members as compliant jackasses.

Labelled as 'consulting', Energy Answers International has paid the former director of EPA-Ireland to spin for it in Ireland.  One trick is to covertly hijack  the Engineers Ireland brand in a report designed by a PR company to create cover for dodgy politicians.  Unsurprisingly  "ex" incinerator industry employees have been stuffed onto the decision making boards of both EPA-Ireland and An Bord Pleanála where professionally qualified inspectors get over-ruled.  

Without any repercussions at least one DCC technocrat has told lies to mislead the public on the Poolbeg Incinerator - google McKechnie's judgement concerning "massaged" reports from DCC/RPS.  The President of Engineers Ireland is from RPS and promotes incineration for DCC.  The prior President of Engineers Ireland claimed not to see an ethics conflict in the covert exploitation by the incineration industry of Engineers Ireland.  The esteemed EI President now plans a media campaign to build the Engineers Ireland brand.  The official marcom project brief will exclude any massaged thoughts about indirectly benefiting the covert promotion of incineration or RPS or DCC.


Extract from Washington Examiner

Another major contributor to Maryland officials has been Energy Answers International, a New York company that is planning to build a controversial [incinerator] waste-burning power plant in Baltimore.

In June 2009, the company applied for a license to build the plant. Over the next two years, Energy Answers, Chief Executive Officer Patrick Mahoney and owner Covanta Energy gave roughly $30,000to the [state Governor] O'Malley administration and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

O'Malley in October 2010 praised the planned plant as a national model for green energy. Ten days later, the companies heaped $16,000 on him and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown through campaign donations.
-By: Hayley Peterson | 09/29/2011 
Examiner Staff Writer

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/energy-companies-contribute-thousands-maryland-democrats?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1#ixzz1ZjS7qT9O

ead more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/energy-companies-contribute-thousands-maryland-democrats?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1#ixzz1ZjCtiY2G

Watch The Wire to get "a taste" for the integrity of Maryland and Baltimore politicians and The Sopranos for a look at New Jersey waste-industry entrepreneurs.

October 2, 2011

Covanta Payoff for Funding Fine Gael = Poolbeg Incinerator

FG's Dr Tormented Is Desperately Shilling for Covanta?

Why is a city councillor who claims to be a doctor and "specialist in chemical pathology" not doing his utmost to prevent Covanta operating in Ireland? 


By supporting lawbreaker Covanta, Dr Tormented is supporting the export of €900 Million to Covanta in Luxembourg or in the Caribbean.  And he supports the potential billions in health damage done to the people of Dublin.  Luckily any health damage and premature deaths caused by an environmental lawbreaker create a lucrative market for health care professionals.

Its widely reported that a Covanta agent in Ireland legally used The Galway Tent  K Club Golf Tournaments to route undisclosed sums of cash to Fine Gael.  Before the 2011 general election Covanta met with soon-to-be ministers Quinn and Hogan.  So is it any surprise that Fine Gael's Dr Tormented, a lowly FG councillor, is on board with Covanta's needs? 

"we [Fine Gael?] are continually exhorting them [Covanta] to resume construction but it is unlikely that it will happen till next year."- Dr Tormented's Blog.

Everyone knows that international banks and Covanta are mighty fine corporate citizens.  Dr Tormented seems to claim that Covanta needs to be helped in its desperate need to borrow cash from these banks and indicates that FG's Hogan will re-write Irish laws to create "certainty" for Covanta and these international banks in the proposed Poolbeg waste-to-toxins scam.  

Since 2011 Fine Gael has been implementing the traitorous FF policy of bankrupting Ireland by exporting Irish taxpayers money to bail out German, American, Dutch, UK and French banks.  These banks gambled  by investing £520 Billion with Seanie's Anglo-Irish, Allied-Irish, First-National and the rest of the inbred cabal.  The international banks know that corrupt Irish governments will always bail them out.  So where is the alleged business risk for Covanta bankers?


Covanta, formerly known as Ogden, is a company which has repeatedly and illegally released dioxins and other unknown chemical compounds into the air in New Jersey & Connecticut & elsewhere.  

Why is a doctor who claims to be a "specialist in chemical pathology" not doing his utmost to prevent Covanta operating in Ireland?