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Greek riot police fire tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in Athens during a nationwide strike - Telegraph

Greek riot police fire tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in Athens during a nationwide strike - Telegraph

[speakoutforum] EPPUR SI MUOVE!

 

Galileo muttered the phrase Eppur si muove, And yet it moves, after being forced to recant in 1633, before the Inquisition, his belief that the Earth moves around the Sun. Similarly the new inquisition of regulators force executives to admit something they did not do, in order to get smaller penalties. Eppur si muove!

The penalties for companies that breach the antitrust rules can be very severe. For imaginary cartel infringements, the largest fine imposed on a single company is over €896 million; the largest fine imposed on all members of a single cartel is over €1,3 billion. In June 2006 the European Commission(EC), aka Eldorado of Corruption, revised its guidelines for setting fines in competition cases. These revised guidelines will often lead to fines for cartels being significantly higher than previously. Eppur si muove!

Basil Venitis, twitter.com/Venitis, asserts that EU antitrust has been transformed into a terrorist religion, which relies on pseudoeconomic theories that bestow a veneer of objectivity and credibility on EU law enforcement practices that actually rely on antivenitism, hunch, whim, and blackmail. On all EU antitrust cases, from mergers to price fixing, arbitrary antitrust laws lead to ill-informed juries and bureaucratic abuse. Those laws also create a perverse incentive for entrepreneurs to hold down sales volume, stop innovation, and avoid improvements in price, quality, and service; otherwise, such entrepreneurs could become the next targets of the antitrust terrorists. Eppur si muove!

However, companies that have participated in imaginary cartels have a limited opportunity to avoid or reduce a fine. The Eldorado of Corruption operates a leniency policy whereby companies that provide information about a cartel in which they participated might receive full or partial immunity from fines. Along with the other detection and investigation tools at the Commission's disposal, the leniency policy proves very successful in fighting cartels. Eppur si muove!

Basil Venitis, an Athenian orator, claims that European antitrust laws lead to huge corruption, because government officials ask for kickbacks in order to erase the alleged violation. The standard kickback in EU is 10% of the erased penalty! Many Greek officials were caught on tape asking for the corrupt tithe! Many European political parties make up their election expenses from kickbacks on antitrust cases! This is the worst possible blackmail, where tiptop ethical companies are held hostage by European kleptocrats. Eppur si muove!

In essence, the leniency policy offers companies involved in a cartel - which self-report and hand over evidence - either total immunity from fines or a reduction of fines which the Eldorado of Corruption would have otherwise imposed on them. It also benefits the Eldorado of Corruption, allowing it not only to pierce the cloak of secrecy in which cartels operate but also to obtain insider evidence of the cartel infringement. The leniency policy also has a very deterrent effect on cartel formation and it destabilizes the operation of existing cartels as it seeds distrust and suspicion among imaginary cartel members. Eppur si muove!

Venitis asserts that European antitrust law is wielded most often by favor-seeking businessmen and their kleptocrat allies. Instead of focusing on new and better products, disgruntled rivals try to exploit the law by consorting with kleptocrats. EU officials routinely direct antitrust regulators to bend the rules in pursuit of political ends. In reality, the threat of abusive EC power is far larger than the threat of oligopoly. Eppur si muove!

In order to obtain total immunity under the leniency policy, a company which participated in an imaginary cartel must be the first one to inform the Eldorado of Corruption of an undetected imaginary cartel by providing sufficient information to allow the Eldorado of Corruption to launch an inspection at the premises of the companies allegedly involved in the cartel. If the Eldorado of Corruption is already in possession of enough information to launch an inspection or has already undertaken one, the company must provide evidence that enables the Eldorado of Corruption to prove the imaginary cartel infringement. Eppur si muove!

In all cases, the company must also fully cooperate with the Eldorado of Corruption throughout its procedure, provide it with all evidence in its possession and put an end to the infringement immediately. The cooperation with the Eldorado of Corruption implies that the existence and the content of the application cannot be disclosed to any other company. The company may not benefit from immunity if it took steps to coerce other undertakings to participate in the imaginary cartel. Eppur si muove!

The only viable definition of monopoly is a grant of privilege from the government. It therefore becomes quite clear that it is impossible for the government to decrease monopoly by passing punitive laws. The only way for the government to decrease monopoly is to remove its own monopoly grants. The antitrust laws, therefore, do not in the least diminish monopoly. What they do accomplish is to impose a continual, capricious harassment of efficient business enterprise. Eppur si muove!

Companies which do not qualify for immunity may benefit from a reduction of fines if they provide evidence that represents significant added value to that already in the Eldorado of Corruption's possession and have terminated their participation in the imaginary cartel. Evidence is considered to be of a significant added value for the Eldorado of Corruption when it reinforces its ability to prove the infringement. The first company to meet these conditions is granted 30 to 50% reduction, the second 20 to 30% and subsequent companies up to 20%. Eppur si muove!

Basil Venitis, twitter.com/Venitis, claims there is an Antitrust Armageddon in Europe between tiptop companies and Fourth Reich(EU). Eurokleptocrats are willing to do anything in order to get kickbacks from industry leaders. The European antitrust laws have the unfortunate consequence of harming Europeans by chilling innovation and discouraging competition. Instead of protecting competition, EU laws protect competitors who give kickbacks to kleptocrats! Kickback is the lubricant that allows a European industry to run smoothly! No European machinery can run without lubricant! Eppur si muove!

The Eldorado of Corruption considers that any statement submitted to it within the context of its leniency policy forms part of the Eldorado of Corruption's file and may therefore not be disclosed or used for any other purpose than the Eldorado of Corruption's own imaginary cartel proceedings. Basil Venitis asserts there is only one violator of Fourth Reich antitrust, and that's Fourth Reich itself, which does not allow VAT competition, fixing 15% floor of VAT and 25% ceiling of VAT! Eppur si muove!

Basil Venitis, twitter.com/Venitis, points out Eurokleptocracy, gigaregulation, Antitrust Armageddon, and gigataxation, especially VAT, are the real causes of the European financial meltdown. Democracy in Fourth Reich(EU) has deteriorated to kleptocracy, and Fourthreichians, aka Europeans, are mad as hell. Eurokleptocracy thrives on waste, fraud, abuse,and kickbacks. European Union(EU), aka Fourth Reich, an illegal unvoted confederation, condones the European Commission(EC), aka Eldorado of Corruption, the European Parliament(EP), aka Eldorado of Prostitutes, and Graecokleptocrats, the most corrupt politicians on Earth. Eppur si muove!

A single speech of Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, drastically changed the world! Reagan's Time for Choosing speech in 1964 is the historic event that launched his magnificent political career. Smart words are more effective than smart bombs. For your powwow, get a dynamic speaker who can transform your people and your world. Take advantage of the best libertarian orator of our times, Basil Venitis. As many associations, colleges, industry groups, companies, pullpeddlers, rabblerousers, and many gluckskinds have discovered, speeches by Basil Venitis add immeasurably to the enduring value of a conference.

Basil Venitis doesn't restate what you can learn from regular sources, but he stretches your imagination to new horizons. Venitis is extensively involved in policy issues and the Global Tax Revolt. He is often a part of the process, working to shape and direct critical components of libertarian issues. Speeches by Basil Venitis enable audiences to truly learn, and provide fascinating, provocative venitist insights and analysis by slicing right through the political jargon and getting to the heart of the matter. It's no wonder that Basil Venitis is the most frequently cited on the Internet and is so often called upon to present venitism and to clarify issues for the public. The many advantages of using Basil Venitis include:

Value. A single speech of Basil Venitis will be cherished by your people forever, guiding them at the crossroads of their lives and your organization, increasing their efficiency, and improving the good will of your organization.

Access. When scheduling Basil Venitis for your organization, you work directly with Venitis at venitis@gmail.com to craft a speech that fits your precise needs. Venitis works with organizations to ensure that his speeches provide maximum value, and he shares their dedication to making their program a huge success.

Publicity. The announcement of Basil Venitis speaking at your conference will appear on most blogs and Internet groups all over the world.

Insight. Given Venitis's thirty years of experience in speaking across the globe, and with his unparalleled knowledge of politics and economics, he can help you determine the ideal subject area for your group.

Transformation. Your people will be transformed to a new level of knowledge, attitude, and organizational climate.

Revampia. Your organization will be revamped with new soul, vision, and values.

Affordability. Since first priority for Venitis is the advancement of venitist policies and ideas, the cost of having him speak is only 3,000 euros plus travel expenses from Athens.

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[epohigroup] Παρουσίαση της νέας "Μαρτυρίας" και του 12ου τχ. του Αρχειοταξίου [1 Attachment]

 
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                                     ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ

 

Οι ΦΙΛΟΙ ΤΩΝ ΑΣΚΙ και οι εκδόσεις ΒΙΒΛΙΟΡΑΜΑ σας προσκαλούν

 την Πέμπτη 1η Ιουλίου, ώρα 8.30 μ.μ.

 

στο Μουσείο Πολιτικών Εξορίστων Αη Στράτη, Αγίων Ασωμάτων 31, Κεραμεικός

 

στην παρουσίαση της νέας έκδοσης στη σειρά «Μαρτυρίες» (ΑΣΚΙ/Βιβλιόραμα)

Δημήτρης Καραχάλιος: Το Ρωμαϊκό Καλοκαίρι των Ναυαγίων  

 

Θα μιλήσουν οι:

Βαγγέλης Καραμανωλάκης, Παύλος Κρέμος, Ξανθίππη Μίχα και ο συγγραφέας.

Τη συζήτηση θα συντονίσει η Κατερίνα Πορφυρογένη.

 

Μετά την παρουσίαση θα πιούμε ένα ποτήρι κρασί, καλωσορίζοντας έτσι

και το καινούργιο τεύχος του Αρχειοταξίου

 

 


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((i)) Indymedia :: Athens :: Newswire :: Ανταπόκριση από το λιμάνι

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

((i)) Indymedia :: Athens :: Newswire :: Αστυνομική βαρβαρότητα 1 (πλατεία Ομονοίας)

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ΑΠΕΡΓΙΑ 29/6/10

YouTube - Alex Jones on Greece: It's Robbery, Not Bailout!

YouTube - Alex Jones on Greece: It's Robbery, Not Bailout!

troktiko: Ξύλο και συλλήψεις MEΣA στο Μετρό και τον ηλεκτρικό!

troktiko: Ξύλο και συλλήψεις MEΣA στο Μετρό και τον ηλεκτρικό!

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Fw: ΑΠΕΡΓΙΑ - ΠΟΡΕΙΑ -ΠΡΟΣΥΓΚΕΝΤΡΩΣΗ, ΑΝΟΙΧΤΗ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗ ΚΑΤΟΙΚΩΝ ΑΓ. ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗΣ



--- Στις Δευτ., 28/06/10, ο/η Ανοιχτή Συνέλευση κατοίκων Αγίας Παρασκευής <anoixtisyneleysiagparaskevis@gmail.com> έγραψε:

Από: Ανοιχτή Συνέλευση κατοίκων Αγίας Παρασκευής <anoixtisyneleysiagparaskevis@gmail.com>
Θέμα: ΑΠΕΡΓΙΑ - ΠΟΡΕΙΑ -ΠΡΟΣΥΓΚΕΝΤΡΩΣΗ, ΑΝΟΙΧΤΗ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗ ΚΑΤΟΙΚΩΝ ΑΓ. ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗΣ
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Ημερομηνία: Δευτέρα, 28 Ιούνιος 2010, 23:21

Η ανοιχτή συνέλευση κατοίκων Αγ. Παρασκευής μετά από απόφαση της σημερινής συνέλευσης (Δευτέρα 28/6) θα συμμέτασχει με δικό της οργανωμένο πανό-μπλοκ, στην αυριανή απεργία-πορεία στις 10.30 στο Μουσείο.
 
ΠΡΟΣΥΓΚΕΝΤΡΩΣΗ 11 Η ΩΡΑ ΣΤΟ ΝΟΜΙΣΜΑΤΟΚΟΠΕΙΟ, ΑΠΌ ΤΗΝ ΠΛΕΥΡΑ ΤΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
ΝΑ ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΟΛΟΙ ΕΚΕΙ!
 
Η ΤΟ ΧΡΕΟΣ Η ΕΜΕΙΣ!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

[capitalismos] IT'S NOT YOURS TO GIVE!

 

Vatmonger Eurokleptocrats declare that Fourth Reich aid to Third World is a manifestation of Fourth Reich's benevolence! To whom vatbuster Basil Venitis replies: It's not yours to give! Antivenitist Eurokleptocrats cannot understand how much it hurts when a poor vatstruck Greek mother who cannot pay the rent and feed her children learns that the VAT money she pays goes to motherfucker cacodemon kleptocrats of Third World!

Arafat's widow inherited two billion euros; that's Fourth Reich aid money Yasser Arafat stole from the Palestinian people! Most Fourth Reich aid money finds its way to the secret offshore accounts of kleptocrats and the laps of terrorists. This is Euromalevolence, pure and simple! Allons enfants de la Patrie!

Basil Venitis, twitter.com/Venitis, points out Eurokleptocracy, gigaregulation, Antitrust Armageddon, and gigataxation, especially VAT, are the real causes of the European financial meltdown. Democracy in Fourth Reich(EU) has deteriorated to kleptocracy, and Fourthreichians, aka Europeans, are mad as hell. Eurokleptocracy thrives on waste, fraud, abuse,and kickbacks. European Union(EU), aka Fourth Reich, an illegal unvoted confederation, condones the European Commission(EC), aka Eldorado of Corruption, the European Parliament(EP), aka Eldorado of Prostitutes, and Graecokleptocrats, the most corrupt politicians on Earth.

The Eldorado of Corruption adopted today its Annual Report 2010 on the implementation of Fourth Reich's development and external assistance policies in 2009. Programmes and projects led by the Eldorado of Corruption reached around 140 developing countries. Specific instruments were set up to help the world's poorest to face the triple economic, food and environmental crisis and delivered results: for instance, more than 50 million people are receiving assistance to face hunger from the Fourth Reich Food Facility, the budgets of 15 countries in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific were supported to help them resist to the pressure of the economic crisis, and Fourth Reich agreed a fast-start funding of €2.4 billion annually for 2010-2012 to assist developing countries in adapting to climate change. The Eldorado of Corruption is the second largest provider of development aid in the world, with commitments amounting to €12 billion, and plays a leading role in coordinating Fourth Reich efforts to make aid more effective.

Eurocommissar Andris Piebalgs hoodwinks that the Eldorado of Corruption has acted rapidly to address the problems caused by the crises of 2008-2009, to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable countries, to innovate, to adapt its aid instruments to maximise the impact of its support, and to make a real difference to people's lives.

Between 40 million and 80 million people in developing countries are estimated to have been forced into absolute poverty because of the food, economic and financial crisis in 2009. The Annual Report 2010 explains the role played by the Eldorado of Corruption to help the poorest countries deal with the crisis and details the evolution of its development policies and their implementation in 2009.

The Eldorado of Corruption proposed and implemented a set of timely, targeted and coordinated measures in 2009:

* Fourth Reich Food facility: The €1 billion Fourth Reich Food Facility put in place at the end of 2008 has provided a fast and efficient response in tackling food insecurity. Of the €1 billion pledged under the facility, €837 million were allocated by the end of 2009.

* Fourth Reich Vulnerability FLEX instrument: €236 million were committed under the Vulnerability FLEX mechanism to help 11 African, 3 Caribbean, and 1 Pacific countries reduce funding shortfalls in their 2009 government budgets

* Climate change: the Fourth Reich intensified its cooperation and dialogue with developing partners. The Global Climate Change Alliance(GCCA) received an allocation of €35 million to support poor countries most vulnerable to climate change, in particular the least-developed countries and small island developing states. In December, the EU agreed on fast-start funding of €2.4 billion annually for 2010-2012, to assist developing countries in adapting to climate change and in moving to low-carbon strategies.

Basil Venitis, twitter.com/Venitis, has proven that climate change is heliogenic, not anthropogenic. Nevertheless, carbonmonger kleptocrats, using buzzwords like carbon footprint and clean energy, are growing a socialist movement that won't actually benefit Gaia, but will make our lives miserable, spread by the cancer of socialism. Temperature fluctuations are only due to Sun cycles, but are used as an antivenitist instrument, not a real object of interest for socialists who camouflage the environmental game.

In 2009, the Eldorado of Corruption also started a mid-term review of its cooperation programmes and financial allocations to adapt them to evolving realities and progress to date. The Eldorado of Corruption continued to make its aid more effective and acted as catalyst and coordinator to improve synergies among slave States. In order to implement the internationally agreed Accra Agenda for Action on aid effectiveness, the Eldorado of Corruption focused on demonstrating concrete and measurable results in the three priority areas of: increased use of country systems as first option to channel bilateral assistance; implementation of division of labour among donors to reduce aid fragmentation; and better quality technical cooperation.

Europe's addiction to big government, unaffordable entitlements, and cradle-to-grave welfare bring the cancer of socialism. Eurokleptocrats are losing control of a spiraling debt crisis across Fourth Reich. The Greek contagion has now infected Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and Britain. Tensions are becoming visible between eurozone members with differing levels of debt.

Fourth Reich originates from the Red House Report, a detailed account of a secret meeting at the Maison Rouge Hotel in Strasbourg, a couple of blocks from today's Eldorado of Prostitutes(EP), on August 10, 1944. There, Nazi officials instructed an elite group of German industrialists to plan for Germany's post-war recovery, prepare for the Nazis' return to power, and work for a strong Fourth Reich. The three-page, closely typed report, marked Secret, copied by British spies and sent to the US Secretary of State, detailed how the industrialists were to work with the Nazi Party to rebuild Germany's economy by sending money through Switzerland. They would set up a network of secret front companies abroad, wait until conditions were right, and then grab power with various hoodwinking treaties.

Venitis asserts that VAT and kleptocracy are two good reasons to secede from Fourth Reich(EU) now. Vatstruck Fourthreichians are looking for a Moses to liberate them from the yoke of Brussels. They have to do it now, before a new imposed treaty between Eurokleptocrats tie their hands forever. Californians and Texans want to secede from USA, but Uncle Sam does not allow it. The same thing might happen with Britons and Greeks. Infinite infinitesimal amendments to treaties might accumulate over time, leading to huge changes of original intent, enslaving all Fourthreichians to antivenitist Brussels forever!

A single speech of Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, drastically changed the world! Reagan's Time for Choosing speech in 1964 is the historic event that launched his magnificent political career. Smart words are more effective than smart bombs. For your powwow, get a dynamic speaker who can transform your people and your world. Take advantage of the best libertarian orator of our times, Basil Venitis. As many associations, colleges, industry groups, companies, pullpeddlers, rabblerousers, and many gluckskinds have discovered, speeches by Basil Venitis add immeasurably to the enduring value of a conference.

Basil Venitis doesn't restate what you can learn from regular sources, but he stretches your imagination to new horizons. Venitis is extensively involved in policy issues and the Global Tax Revolt. He is often a part of the process, working to shape and direct critical components of libertarian issues. Speeches by Basil Venitis enable audiences to truly learn, and provide fascinating, provocative venitist insights and analysis by slicing right through the political jargon and getting to the heart of the matter. It's no wonder that Basil Venitis is the most frequently cited on the Internet and is so often called upon to present venitism and to clarify issues for the public. The many advantages of using Basil Venitis include:

Value. A single speech of Basil Venitis will be cherished by your people forever, guiding them at the crossroads of their lives and your organization, increasing their efficiency, and improving the good will of your organization.

Access. When scheduling Basil Venitis for your organization, you work directly with Venitis at venitis@gmail.com to craft a speech that fits your precise needs. Venitis works with organizations to ensure that his speeches provide maximum value, and he shares their dedication to making their program a huge success.

Publicity. The announcement of Basil Venitis speaking at your conference will appear on most blogs and Internet groups all over the world.

Insight. Given Venitis's thirty years of experience in speaking across the globe, and with his unparalleled knowledge of politics and economics, he can help you determine the ideal subject area for your group.

Transformation. Your people will be transformed to a new level of knowledge, attitude, and organizational climate.

Revampia. Your organization will be revamped with new soul, vision, and values.

Affordability. Since first priority for Venitis is the advancement of venitist policies and ideas, the cost of having him speak is only 3,000 euros plus travel expenses from Athens.

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[speakoutforum] JUSTICE

 

Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, faces a grilling by Republicans as she begins her Senate confirmation. Venitist Robert Alt points out that as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Elena Kagan recommended that the Court not even hear a claim that the District of Columbia's complete ban on handguns violates the Second Amendment—a claim that recently succeeded at the Court.

The sole reasoning that she provided for denying the claim: "I'm not sympathetic." After giving such short shrift to an enumerated right, Kagan was intimately involved in gun-control policies in the Clinton White House, working to reclassify certain hunting rifles as assault weapons and to ban their importation. In Kagan's notes obtained from the Clinton Library, she even lumped the National Rifle Association together with the KKK as bad guy organizations.

President Obama has infamously stated that he would seek judges who would decide cases based upon their empathy for the parties involved, thereby elevating personal feelings above the rule of law. Elena Kagan has endorsed a similar approach, praising Justice Marshall's view that the Supreme Court exists primarily to assist the despised and disadvantaged as a "thing of glory."

But who are the despised and disadvantaged? Americans have already seen how subjective and dangerous this standard can be in the case of another Obama judicial nominee, Robert Chatigny. Judge Chatigny seemed to think that the Roadside Strangler, who had admitted to the brutal rape and murder of eight women, was despised and disadvantaged.

Chatigny believed the Strangler was the least culpable of anyone on death row. Why? Because he thought the killer's sexual sadism should be considered a mitigating factor,i.e., the fact that the Strangler was driven by excitement at the suffering of his victims somehow made him less culpable for the lives he took. Judge Chatigny's excesses are clear warning for those who would elevate subjective empathy above the rule of law.

Basil Venitis points out that violent offences have risen sharply. Yet police officers spend 50 per cent more time on paperwork than they do out on patrol. Kleptocrats' obsession with bureaucratic targets has hindered the fight against crime. They have launched endless initiatives and top-down schemes which have made little difference. The string of broken promises has undermined people's trust. We can't go on with the police filling in forms instead of fighting crime.

The Senate killed an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn(R-OK) that would have prevented using tax dollars to give Viagra to sex offenders. The vote, part of the health care reconciliation debate, was 57-42. The Coburn Amendment would have established a fraud prevention system to prevent government-run and taxpayer-funded plans from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals who've been convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.

Venitis asserts the criminal justice system is broken. We need to rebuild confidence in the system and convince people it is working to protect them. Justice needs an approach of transparency, accountability, and decentralisation. We should restore responsibility and discretion to the police, getting them out of police stations and out onto the street fighting crime, while making them truly accountable to the people they serve. We should give people the power to elect an individual who will set the policing priorities for their community, and by providing detailed data about crime in their area. By giving people robust information and real power, they will be able to force the police to focus on the crime that affects their communities.

Fighting crime is about much more than catching criminals. To bring crime down for good we've got to break the cycle of reoffending and give those who have served their time a chance to play a positive role in society. The prison system is in crisis, and incapable of properly rehabilitating prisoners. Reoffending rates remain very high. Reoffenders are responsible for more than half of all crime. Thousands of prisoners are being let out early from prison because of mismanagement of the prison system. The consequences of this failure are enormous. We can't go on like this.

Gun laws have rendered millions of citizens defenseless; and drug laws, as in the case of medical marijuana, have left thousands of cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma patients helpless without the medical benefits of their preferred treatment. The interference with the right of people to choose their own medicines and means of self-defense has been a tragic matter of life and death for all too many peaceful citizens. The most fundamental argument against drug laws and gun laws is moral: people have a right to own themselves, defend themselves, possess property, and control their own bodies. In practice, when this right is thwarted, disaster ensues.

The drug war and gun control have led to huge black markets in drugs and guns. With millions of potential customers, people who enter the illegal businesses are people who are likely to take risks and perhaps break laws in other ways. Without the legal mechanisms of arbitration, disputes are often settled with violence. The more money spent on enforcement, the more lucrative and risky the business, and the more violence results. Economists have estimated that the drug war increases homicides by as much as 50 percent, and the Justice Department has estimated that 2 million crimes are stopped every year by private gun ownership. Few policies would cut down on crime more than ending the drug war and repealing gun laws.

Drug prohibition does more to make citizens unsafe than any other factor. Just as alcohol prohibition gave us Al Capone and the mafia, drug prohibition has given us the Crips, the Bloods and drive-by shootings. Consider the historical evidence: America's murder rate rose nearly 70% during alcohol prohibition, but returned to its previous levels after prohibition ended. Now, since the War on Drugs began, murder rates have doubled. The cause-effect relationship is clear. Prohibition is putting innocent lives at risk.

What's more, drug prohibition also inflates the cost of drugs, leading users to steal to support their high priced habits. It is estimated that drug addicts commit 25% of all auto thefts, 40% of robberies and assaults, and 50% of burglaries and larcenies. Prohibition puts your property at risk. Finally, nearly one half of all police resources are devoted to stopping drug trafficking, instead of preventing violent crime. The bottom line? By ending drug prohibition venitists would double the resources available for crime prevention, and significantly reduce the number of violent criminals at work in your neighborhood.

Venitis pints out the war on drugs has cost trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives with no results. Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread. All the things that have been done in the war on drugs haven't made any difference. All the people involved in law enforcment, treatment, and prevention have been wasting their time, misguided by politicians.

Legalization will move the marijuana industry above ground, just as the repeal of alcohol prohibition restored the legal alcohol industry. A small component of the marijuana market might remain illicit, moonshine marijuana rather than moonshine whiskey, but if regulation and taxation are moderate, most producers and consumers will choose the legal sector, as they did with alcohol.

Legalization would therefore eliminate most of the violence and corruption that currently characterize marijuana markets. These occur because, in underground markets, participants cannot resolve disputes via non-violent mechanisms such as lawsuits, advertising, lobbying, or campaign contributions. Instead, producers and consumers in these markets use violence to resolve disputes with each other and bribery or violence to resolve disputes with law enforcement. These features of vice markets disappear when vice is legal, as abundant experience with alcohol, prostitution, and gambling all demonstrate.

Legalization would result in numerous other benefits. Medical marijuana patients would no longer suffer legal limbo or social stigma from using marijuana to treat nausea from chemotherapy, glaucoma, or other conditions. Infringements on civil liberties and racial profiling would decline, since victimless crimes are a key cause of such police behavior. Quality control would improve because sellers could advertise and establish reputations for a consistent product, allowing consumers to choose low or high-potency marijuana.

Citizens have the right to decide how best to protect themselves, their families and their property. Citizens who have guns in their homes sleep more comfortably because of it. Studies show that where gun ownership is illegal, residential burglaries are higher. A man with a gun in his home is no threat to you if you aren't breaking into it. The police do not provide security in your home, your business or the street. They show up after the crime to take reports and do detective work. The poorer the neighborhood, the riskier it is for peaceful residents.

Only an armed citizenry can be present in sufficient numbers to prevent or deter violent crime before it starts, or to reduce its spread. Interviews with convicted felons indicate that fear of the armed citizen significantly deters crime. Foolish politicians and police now seek to ban semi-automatic rifles. They ignore the fact that only honest citizens will comply; criminals will still have them. Such a ban will only increase the criminals' ability to victimize the innocent. Pote tha kanei Xasteria, When it's Clear Day! Mikis Theodorakis's song makes it clear that Greeks on a clear day will use guns to clear Athens from Graecokleptocrats!

Eurokleptocrats are in cahoots with Orthodox mafias and Orthodox oligarchs. The three main Orthodox crime syndicates are the Tambov gang from St. Petersburg and Izmaylovskaya gang and Solntsevskaya Brotherhood from Moscow. Their activities focus on political corruption, church corruption, protection money, blackmail, drugs trade, shipping, commodity trade, and natural resources. Orthodoxy's circle of tycoons, such as aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska, banking magnate Vitaly Malkin, and shipping magnates, have been investigated by Europol for involvement in crimes of Eurokleptocrats.

Victimless crime legislation requires a nanny state to enforce it. A nanny state must of necessity be a police state and therefore hostile to liberty. Real crimes that violate personal or property rights should be enforced to the fullest extent of the law; victimless crimes should be opposed root and branch.

Several studies have shown a link between death penalty executions and decreases in murder rates. Capital punishment does, in fact, save lives. Despite strong public support for capital punishment and its clear deterrent effect, federal, state and local officials must continually ensure that its implementation rigorously upholds constitutional protections, such as due process and equal protection of the law.

A single speech of Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, drastically changed the world! Reagan's Time for Choosing speech in 1964 is the historic event that launched his magnificent political career. Smart words are more effective than smart bombs. For your powwow, get a dynamic speaker who can transform your people and your world. Take advantage of the best libertarian orator of our times, Basil Venitis. As many associations, colleges, industry groups, companies, pullpeddlers, rabblerousers, and many gluckskinds have discovered, speeches by Basil Venitis add immeasurably to the enduring value of a conference.

Basil Venitis doesn't restate what you can learn from regular sources, but he stretches your imagination to new horizons. Venitis is extensively involved in policy issues and the Global Tax Revolt. He is often a part of the process, working to shape and direct critical components of libertarian issues. Speeches by Basil Venitis enable audiences to truly learn, and provide fascinating, provocative venitist insights and analysis by slicing right through the political jargon and getting to the heart of the matter. It's no wonder that Basil Venitis is the most frequently cited on the Internet and is so often called upon to present venitism and to clarify issues for the public. The many advantages of using Basil Venitis include:

Value. A single speech of Basil Venitis will be cherished by your people forever, guiding them at the crossroads of their lives and your organization, increasing their efficiency, and improving the good will of your organization.

Access. When scheduling Basil Venitis for your organization, you work directly with Venitis at venitis@gmail.com to craft a speech that fits your precise needs. Venitis works with organizations to ensure that his speeches provide maximum value, and he shares their dedication to making their program a huge success.

Publicity. The announcement of Basil Venitis speaking at your conference will appear on most blogs and Internet groups all over the world.

Insight. Given Venitis's thirty years of experience in speaking across the globe, and with his unparalleled knowledge of politics and economics, he can help you determine the ideal subject area for your group.

Transformation. Your people will be transformed to a new level of knowledge, attitude, and organizational climate.

Revampia. Your organization will be revamped with new soul, vision, and values.

Affordability. Since first priority for Venitis is the advancement of venitist policies and ideas, the cost of having him speak is only 3,000 euros plus travel expenses from Athens.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Πρόταση δέκα σημείων προς την Γραμματεία του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ

Πρόταση δέκα σημείων προς την Γραμματεία του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ

[capitalismos] G20 JUNKET FAILS

 

Basil Venitis, an Athenian orator, muses that kleptocrats, accompanied by their kith and kin, went to the Toronto G20 junket because they could not miss a good party at taxpayers' expense. The worst thing that could happen in a junket is running out of caviar and hookers. Many junketeers use military jets that cost 10,000 euros per hour!

Canada has spent more than $1 billion staging the junket. Napoleon Sarko, overseeing harsh austerity measures at home, told reporters he would spend only a tenth of that when France put on the junket next year.

G20 holding a two-day junket in Toronto, has reached a hoodwinking agreement on general principles to halve their budget deficits within three years and toughen bank capital requirements. G20 is a junket without international legitimacy; it has no mandate and it is unclear which functions it actually has. The G20 is a self-appointed group. Its composition is determined by the major countries and powers. G20 in terms of international cooperation, is one of the greatest setbacks since World War II.

150 Canadians were arrested, including some ringleaders of the rioting that started when several hundred antikleptocrats broke away from a large, peaceful demonstration against the G20 junket. Police cars were set ablaze in five areas, including the city's Bay Street financial core, while protesters on Queen Street and Yonge Street smashed storefronts and damaged media trucks.

Fog disrupted the G8 kleptocrats' journey south to Toronto where the wider G20 convenes. British Premier David Cameron hitched a helicopter ride with President Barack Obama, while other leaders resorted to cars.

Basil Venitis, twitter.com/Venitis, points out Eurokleptocrats are often taking very expensive junkets, taking advantage of their positions and access to public funds to undertake pleasure trips thinly disguised as being of political importance. For example, a Eurokeptocrat might travel to Greece, claiming to attend a conference there, but leaving plenty of days to explore the Greek islands and Greek delights at leisure. Venitists target certain Eurokleptocrats for taking frequent junkets, reminding voters of their free ways with public funds when election day rolls around.

Kleptocrats depend on elaborate mythologies to keep the people complacent in the face of constant attacks on their liberty, their property, and their lives. Kings used to proclaim that they ruled with divine approval, so disobedience to them was actually disobedience to God. That worked to keep most of the citizenry in line for a very long time. As religion started losing its hold over people, kleptocrats came up with many ideas. The most ridiculous idea was that the state was like a big, sheltering family where everyone had to cooperate for the common good, as directed by kleptocrats.

The Dirty Dozen most corrupt kleptocrats on Earth were Costas Caramanlis of Greece, Costas Simitis of Greece, Suharto of Indonesia, Ferdinand Marcos of Philippines, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, Sani Abacha of Nigeria, Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia, Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti, Alberto Fujimori of Peru, Pavlo Lazarenko of Ukraine, Arnoldo Aleman of Nicaragua, and Joseph Estrada of Philippines.

A single speech of Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, drastically changed the world! Reagan's Time for Choosing speech in 1964 is the historic event that launched his magnificent political career. Smart words are more effective than smart bombs. For your powwow, get a dynamic speaker who can transform your people and your world. Take advantage of the best libertarian orator of our times, Basil Venitis. As many associations, colleges, industry groups, companies, pullpeddlers, rabblerousers, and many gluckskinds have discovered, speeches by Basil Venitis add immeasurably to the enduring value of a conference.

Basil Venitis doesn't restate what you can learn from regular sources, but he stretches your imagination to new horizons. Venitis is extensively involved in policy issues and the Global Tax Revolt. He is often a part of the process, working to shape and direct critical components of libertarian issues. Speeches by Basil Venitis enable audiences to truly learn, and provide fascinating, provocative venitist insights and analysis by slicing right through the political jargon and getting to the heart of the matter. It's no wonder that Basil Venitis is the most frequently cited on the Internet and is so often called upon to present venitism and to clarify issues for the public. The many advantages of using Basil Venitis include:

Value. A single speech of Basil Venitis will be cherished by your people forever, guiding them at the crossroads of their lives and your organization, increasing their efficiency, and improving the good will of your organization.

Access. When scheduling Basil Venitis for your organization, you work directly with Venitis at venitis@gmail.com to craft a speech that fits your precise needs. Venitis works with organizations to ensure that his speeches provide maximum value, and he shares their dedication to making their program a huge success.

Publicity. The announcement of Basil Venitis speaking at your conference will appear on most blogs and Internet groups all over the world.

Insight. Given Venitis's thirty years of experience in speaking across the globe, and with his unparalleled knowledge of politics and economics, he can help you determine the ideal subject area for your group.

Transformation. Your people will be transformed to a new level of knowledge, attitude, and organizational climate.

Revampia. Your organization will be revamped with new soul, vision, and values.

Affordability. Since first priority for Venitis is the advancement of venitist policies and ideas, the cost of having him speak is only 3,000 euros plus travel expenses from Athens.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

[epohigroup] Η Εποχή της Κυριακής

 




Η εποxη

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Διαβάστε (και αν συμφωνείτε) διαδώστε:

Στην «Εποχή» της Κυριακής:


Κεντρικός τίτλος:  «Στο καλό και να μην μας γράφετε»

ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ

Ακόμα πιο μεγάλη, πιο δυνατή η απεργία της Τρίτης.
Μιλούν στην «Εποχή»: Γιώργος Γαβρίλης, αντιπρόεδρος της ΓΣΕΕ, Σύλβια Κοιλάκου, πρόεδρος του Σωματείου Μισθωτών Τεχνικών, Νίκος Κωστόπουλος, πρόεδρος εργαζομένων Ωνασείου, Γιάννης Χατζηγιάννης, εργαζόμενος στο ΙΚΑ Μαγνησίας.

Άρις Καζάκος:  «Τα μέτρα, πλήγμα στην καρδιά του συλλογικού εργατικού δικαίου», ο καθηγητής Εργατικού Δικαίου, μιλά στον Στ. Κουτρουβίδη

Σταύρος Μουδόπουλος: «Σκέψεις για την αναδημιουργία του συνδικαλιστικού κινήματος».

ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ

«Σύνορα και ορίζοντες της ευρωπαϊκής αριστεράς» του Χ. Γεωργούλα

Μάκης Μπαλαούρας: «Τυφλά τρομοκρατικά κτυπήματα της κυβέρνησης»

«Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ δε δικαιούται να αποτύχει», του Πάνου Λάμπρου.

Θεόδωρος Μαργαρίτης: «Ούτε ΔΝΤ, ούτε ατέλειωτες κρατικοποιήσεις», το στέλεχος της Ανανεωτικής Πτέρυγας μιλά στον Π. Λάμπρου.

«Στο κατώφλι μιας σκοτεινής εποχής», του Δήμου Τσακνιά

«Για τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ: καθαρά λόγια», των Κ. Ντούσικου και Γ. Κρανιώτη.

«ΝΔ: Επιστροφή στην κοίτη του κοινωνικού φιλελευθερισμού και της λαϊκής δεξιάς», του Ευθύμη Παπαβλασόπουλου.

«Νομοσχέδιο διάλυσης του ΕΣΥ», του Τ. Γεωργακόπουλου

ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΑ

«Έτοιμο το καράβι για το 6ο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινωνικό Φόρουμ».

«Αντιρατσιστικό Φεστιβάλ: Αλληλεγγύη και διεθνισμός σε καιρούς κρίσης» του Ν. Γιαννόπουλου.

«Αλλάξτε πολιτική για τα ναρκωτικά».

«Ανοίξτε τα κελιά να... μπούνε τα παιδιά», σκηνές από τη διαδήλωση στις φυλακές Ανηλίκων Βόλου.

«Να αποφυλακιστεί ο Σεϊσίδης», της Ρ. Κοβάνη.

«Δήμου Ελληνικού συνέχεια...», της Ζωής Παρασίδη

«Ν. Σμύρνη: Στροφή στα δημοτικά».

«Θεσσαλονίκη»: διάλογος αυτοδιοικητικών κινήσεων".

ΔΙΕΘΝΗ


ΓΑΛΛΙΑ: «Οι εργαζόμενοι απορρίπτουν τη μεταρρύθμιση Σαρκοζί;», του Μπ. Κοβάνη

ΚΚ Γαλλίας: «Σύμφωνο λαϊκής ενότητας

ΙΤΑΛΙΑ: Άρωμα από τα παλιά. Πλημμύρισαν οι δρόμοι στην απεργία της CGIL, του Αργ. Παναγόπουλου

Τουρκία: «Στο μεταίχμιο νέων συμμαχιών», του Θ. Παρασκευόπουλου.

Πολωνία: Το δίλημμα των ψηφοφόρων


ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΣ

«Ετοιμασθείτε, ο κόσμος τελειώνει», του Δημ. Τζουμάκα.

«Ω, το υπέροχο σύστημα», της Όλγας Αθανίτη

«Ζακ Λακαριέρ: Στα ίχνη του Παυσανία», της Μάρης Θεοδοσοπούλου

«Ότι συμβεί στα Πέριξ», της Γ. Παυλοπούλου

«Η τραγωδία και το γουέστερν», του Θωμά Τσαλαπάτη


"ECOFILMS» εναλλακτικό σινεμά για την αληθινή ζωή, του Στρ. Κερσανίδη


ΙΔΕΕΣ
Τέρι Ίγκλετον: «Ποδόσφαιρο, ένας αγαπητός φίλος του καπιταλισμού».

Κώστας Δουζίνας: «Οικονομική πολιτική χρεοκοπία και ανάκαμψη.





Η Εποχή της Κυριακής, μέσα στα κινήματα, στην Αριστερά


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