The AIB thread


#1468

Well then, I think that the Gardai should petition Colm for a few bob, given the close association 8)


#1469

independent.ie/national-news … 07218.html

Lots of Gardaí up to their eyes in “property investment”. Still don’t see why they deserve preferential treatment to any other sector, what are they on about? I mean, really.


#1470

I’d say that it’s more to do with the fact that the maximum allowable pension fund on retirement was just reduced from over €5.4 million to €2.3 million.
I’d suspect that if he’s on that sort of salary he has a hell of a lot more than 300k in his pension fund and therefore he couldn’t top it up with another €2m.


#1471

It made my blood boil this morning to hear Garda complaints about “not being able to pay the bills”. It is 100% certain (…o-n-e … h-u-n-d-r-e-d …p-e-r-c-e-n-t…) that there is not a single garda incpable of meeting bills unless he or she was/is into property speculation (or, in a tiny number of cases, massively over-borrowed on a trophy PPR, which is pretty much the same thing). Such emotive language and such dishonesty make me want to puke.


#1472

I think that €3m is a small price to pay for the restoration of AIB to its former greatness

oh…


#1473


#1474

Well, in fairness that €3m would have gone a long way towards a special training module in Templemore, teaching Gardai the art of switching off a confiscated video recorder in order to avoid incriminating themselves. (Jesus wept, I’ve just realised they’re being let loose with newly, re-calibrated breathalizers later this year! Anyone care to guess the only other English speaking country with Random Breath Testing and alcohol limits of 50mgs?

brisbanetimes.drive.com.au/motor … 142an.html

themercury.com.au/article/20 … -news.html


#1475

I am increasingly convinced that an ability to spoof in life is worth hundreds of thousands. The gift of the gab, more than any real competence, is priceless. Someone should write a self-help book on the Art of Spoofing your way into a highly-paid position. Twould make millions.


#1476

Its called the life coaching industry… and maybe management theory


#1477

Anyone having any problems logging into AIB iBB? Seems to be down all morning…


#1478

Just checked there, it’s working fine for me.


#1479

No problemo logging in for me…


#1480

I am interested in Pinsers views on a “See you in hell” option. I came across this a lot when I worked in the States (particularly in Texas).

What I refer to is if the Govt. clear out the top Bankers or reset the Salaries in the semi states and just say here is the way its gonna be and so sue my lilly white ass if you got a problem with that.

My own sense is that many of the figures feel an entitlement and would try to fight this this nuclear or doomsday option but what could they do?

In terms of reputational damage (US Multinationals etc.), I dont think there would be a lot. Any Cx0 figure would understand this perfectly.

The other option is to go the Examinership route when, as I understand it, contracts wouldnt automatically have to be paid in full (or “made whole” as they used to say in the States)


#1481

Liquidation, liquidation, liquidation. Get me that blender and a monkey on roller skates.


#1482

If it doesn’t happen by the Government(Eu/IMF) enforcing it, there will be nothing left and it will happen organically in a few weeks/months/years/decades.


#1483

Terry Prone: Rage smoulders as bank fatcats just keep getting richer
herald.ie/opinion/terry-pron … 26136.html


#1484

Just a reminder from earlier this year: (from eddiehobbs.com/_blog/EddiesB … sion_Bill/)

And that’s only five feckless frigging ministers (not including Brian Cowen)


#1485

There’s never “nothing left”. King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham still get paid even when the peasants are impoverished. They just have to squeeze the pips a bit harder. Changing the balance requires Robin Hood, and I don’t see any of his ilk.


#1486

Terry Prone FF spin doctor can fuck off patronising us about smouldering rage.

Neck like a jockey’s whatumecallit.


#1487

Most of the population bought a house at the top of the boom???