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Candidates offering viagra for votes

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on December 1, 2007

At least some politicians are giving something… 🙂

Candidates ‘offering viagra for votes’

From correspondents in Bangkok
November 30, 2007 04:07pm

PARLIAMENTARY candidates in Thailand’s upcoming election are trying to buy the votes of elderly men by passing out free Viagra, a local government official said today.

Thais head to the polls on December 23 for the first time since the military toppled the elected prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless coup last year.

Residents in Prathumthani, on the northern outskirts of Bangkok, reported some of the candidates were passing out doses of the anti-impotence drug in exchange for promised votes, said Sayan Nopkham, a local government official.

“The villagers told me they have been given one or two pills of Viagra by candidates. Then they come to me to ask for more pills, or sometimes coffee, in exchange for voting for my brother, who is also running for a seat,” he said.

Thailand has a long history of vote-buying, but laws banning it have recently been toughened.

Anyone found guilty of buying votes could face up to 10 years in prison while voters who accept money face up to five years in jail.

Charungwit Phumma, an investigator with the Election Commission, said he had received no formal complaints about a Viagra-for-votes scheme.

“It’s a funny claim,” he said.

Mr Charungwit said the most common complaints filed with his office were voters being paid to join a political party or being promised cash for going to the ballot box.

Source : news.com.au

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What’s your political compass?

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on November 26, 2007

A great quiz/test which can be found at politicalcompass.org

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The Greek ADSL saga continues…

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on November 9, 2007

The Greek ADSL saga continues…

THE FACT For nearly 7 hours (between 10:43am-05:38pm) the bigger part of Greece was unable to access the Internet (me included).What happened
this time? As the “officials” of the NATIONAL ISP(!) said some technicians were performing an scheduled maintenance and broke two fiber cables at THE EXACT SAME TIME(!) in TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!!!
Way better this time,last year FOUR fiber cables were broken at the same time!!! Anyway,nice fairytale, except…

1) All Greeks know that fiber cables SIMPLY DON’T EXIST in our territory! We had our chance 3 years ago at the 2004 Athens Olympics to built
a (really) great network but the money just weren’t enough for our enlightened “officials” (this is called “miza” in Greek thus bribing or better “black money”).
Our government preferred to buy some more fighter planes in a great bargain price…

2) After about an hour from when the initial incident happened our always-telling-the-truth National channels said that “the damage will be soon fixed” and that “the
problem is accessing foreign ip’s and NOT domestic ones!! True – i saw it myself! On the other hand we must be the only country worldwide
with racist fiber cables! Or perhaps they are jealous of the Chinese or Afghanistan’s internet policies…

3) Another SLIGHT DETAIL : This EXACT SAME INCIDENT happened TWICE before in the PAST 30 DAYS!!!
Ofcourse it was fixed in a shorter time period than today (1h30min/27min accordingly) but noone mentioned that the problem was “due to the cutting of a fiber
cable”

CONCLUSION : There isn’t a SINGLE MOMENT of boreness in this country…

SUGGESTION : New Democracy’s (Government Party) new sign could be something like this…

 

UPDATE 07:38pm (Greeks only!) Visit this excellent link!!

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CRITICAL UPDATE 08:34pm The majority of Greeks are unable to use p2p programs!!! This must be called THE ULTIMATE ISP THROTTLING!!!

ULTRA MAJOR UPDATE 11:28pm Everything is back to normal again! Until next time…

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Nikolas Sarkozy

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on November 7, 2007

French President,Nikolas Sarkozy speaking at the G8 press conference last June. The BIG question here : was he drunk or not? Watch the two following videos and judge for yourself…

(Note : French television never played the first video – it’s from a TV show held in Belgium.)

I would like an Greek Prime Minister to be like him…

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Greece,Politicians,Police and Drugs

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on November 6, 2007

Today’s (or to be exact yesterday’s) top Greek story is the following

Search Operation Underway
05 Nov 2007 15:14:00 (Last updated: 05 Nov 2007 21:27:07)

Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΑNA-ΜPA

The police have launched an extensive search operation in Zoniana, Rethymno, after a convoy of police cars on their way to the village to search for drugs was attacked Monday by gunmen. Three special guards serving on Crete were injured. Greek Police chief Anastasios Dimoshakis and Police Inspector for Southern Greece Lieutenant General Christos Drakopoulos have already arrived at the crime scene to coordinate the operations. The whole area has been cordoned off, with the policemen scouring the place. Special guard Efstathios Lazaridis, 25, shot in the neck, underwent a surgery at the Heraklion Hospital. The other two special guards, who were transferred to the Rethymnon Hospital, suffered minor injuries. While visiting the two special guards, Dimoshakis termed the incident as unprecedented for the Greek standards, clashing with both Crete’s history and the Greek culture. “The Greek Police will assume its responsibilities. We have to implement legitimacy,” he concluded.

Sanidas Intervenes

Supreme Court Prosecutor G. Sanidas ordered the police forces to complete their investigation at Zoniana, asking in parallel from the Deputy Prosecutor in Rethymno to see that the culprits are discovered.

Meanwhile, 75 EKAM (Special Anti-terrorism Unit) men on a C 130 cargo aircraft landed in Crete on Monday evening. Their orders are to keep law and order at Zoniana and search for arms.

At the same time, Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos has contacted the 25-year-old guard’s family and ordered the police to transfer any close members of the guard’s family to Crete.

On the occasion of the attack, KKE (Greek Communist Party) issued a written announcement, pointing out that the organized underworld enjoys the support of strong back up.

SYRIZA (Coalition of Radical Left) also released an announcement, offering its sympathy to the injured police officers, wishing them speedy recovery.
“Police has to place emphasis on issues pertaining to the citizens’ protection from similar attacks and combat the trade in precursor drugs. Such activities do not reflect the society of the Crete, which is bound to stand up to similar violent cases,” concluded the announcement.

The Bloody Incident

The case goes back to last Friday, when a 24-year-old man was arrested in Rethymno, while his cousin managed to escape. Both men had in their possession a substantial amount of hashish and cocaine. Heraklion police asked for aid from the police in Rethymno in order to search the homes of the arrested man and his cousin, who is wanted in Zoniana. A police convoy of 12 4×4 with over 40 policemen set off for Zoniana, where about 500 metres out of the village they received a barrage of fire, from Kalashnikof assault rifles by gunmen, who injured the three special guards.

Source : news.ert.gr

Let’s look up some interesting facts…

1) Drug-related deaths have been increased by 1800% in the last 15 years. (Source:”Kathimerini” newspaper)

2) Three years ago over 300 hashish trees were found at a field belonging at the University of Rethymnon,the interesting part being that the trees were watered by the University’s employees and the water bills were payed by the University.

3) All people know what’s happening (all over Greece,it’s not just Crete) but noone wants to speak for obvious reasons.

4) The whole yesterday’s operation was hold secret,the policemen who took place in the (fiasco) operation were noticed 10 minutes before it started! ‘Till then the only thing they knew was that they were about to escort a money transfer! (Apparently the bad guys knew better).

5) After today’s fiasco everyone relevant or irrelevant had on opinion to express (most of them telling the obvious for Greece’s reality “everyone knows what’s going on“) except the ones who should have an opinion,thus the Prime Minister and his Government who noone knows where they are onca again… (Notice:Anyone can have his personal beliefs about President Bush but as i (and all of us) have seen it’s the first to appear when anything serious happens.I think we’re the only country which it’s Prime Minister never talks to the public! It’s not that he don’t want to inform the public,it’s that he’s busy finding the right solution!).

Conclusion : Another operation with 70 SWAT and a police helicopter is scheduled for today’s morning (as all TV channels said).Let’s hope it doesn’t end up like Bagdad

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Thoughts of a pervertive Greek mind

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on October 24, 2007

Let’s have a look first at the latest news…

Chatty lawmakers rack up million-euro phone bill
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:13pm AEST

Talkative Greek lawmakers have saddled parliament with outstanding phone bills of one million euros ($A1.59 million), news reports said.
Greek newspapers reported that the landline and mobile phone call bills were accumulated over the last 20 months, at a time when parliament had already decided to honour older debts worth over 32 million euros ($A51 million).
The 300 deputies in parliament are entitled to an annual allowance of 13,500 euros ($A21,500) for fixed calls and 3,000 euros ($A4,700) for mobile phone calls, which they routinely exceed, Eleftheros Typos daily said.
Greece’s parliament has not commented so far. The office of parliament speaker Dimitris Sioufas declined to confirm or deny the reports.
“The speaker has nothing to say,” an aide told AFP, adding: “This is not the first time this issue comes up.”
It is currently unclear whether the new one million euro debt will be covered.
– AFP

Source : abc.net.au

Yeah,they’re the SAME politicians who declared that they can’t rise people’s salaries because the Greek state is poor!!!
The same politicians that a month ago (the elections took place Sep 16th) were promising us literally everything

But the (very) latest news will make all of us happy!!!

Back-seat toilet to end mishaps in traffic jams
Posted Wed Oct 24,2007

A Japanese manufacturer has developed a new portable toilet for cars, equipped with a curtain for privacy and a plastic bag to collect waste.

The Kaneko Sangyo Co, a manufactuer of plastic car accessories, unveiled its new design to help people stuck in traffic when nature calls.

“The commode will come in handy during major disasters such as earthquakes or when you are caught in a traffic jam,” a company official told reporters, according to Kyodo News.

Japan is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and accounts for about 20 per cent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

Drivers stranded by tectonic movements or stuck in traffic jams simply assemble the cardboard toilet bowl, fit a water-absorbent sheet inside and draw round the curtain.

The product is small enough to fit inside a suitcase, the company said.

But prospective customers will have to hang on until November 15 when the firm begins selling the new product online.

-Reuters

Source : abc.net.au

That’s totally irrelevant most of you we’ll be thinking… BUT IT’S NOT!!! The Greek state paid 600.000 euros for toilet paper last year!!! That’s 2.000 euros per deputy (600.000 euros / 300 deputies)! So,since they’ll have the ability to fulfill their natural need in their vehicles in the near future (and they constantly move for the needs of our country),the Greek state will pay way less for toilet paper and save the money for the phone bills! So our proud deputies will continue their Godsend work…

Thoughts of a seriously perverted Greek mind…

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Greece is on the ‘information highway’…

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on October 10, 2007

Three friends,one American,one French and one Greek are talking about the level of technology at BC ages.
The first to talk is the French guy : “We digged all way across Paris and what did we found?”
“What?” respond the other two
“Plenty of steel-made boxes and antennas – we French had VHF transmitters!!” ,he says full of cheer.
“Ffff” says the American, “that’s nothing.We digged all the way across Washington and what did we found?”
“What?” respond the other two
“Kilometres and kilometres of wire – we Americans had telephone way before Jesus was born!”
Then the Greek guy starts laughing…
“Why are you laughing mate,wtf did you Greeks have?” asked the other two
“See” starts talking the Greek,”we digged all over Greece and we found NOTHING!!!”
“So why are you having fun of us f***er” say the other two
“You stupid people”,answers the Greek,”we Greeks had mobile telephony 2.500 years before!”

Dedicated to a Slovenian friend of mine (you know who you are!) who is over an 10/10 Mbps XDSL connection for 14 Euros/month (approx. $20) when i’m over an 768/192 Kbps ADSL for 21 Euros/month (approx. $29)…

Also dedicated to the Greek government and it’s (or pretending to be) Prime Minister who declared that “Greece is on the ‘information highway'” leaving those who know what’s the internet reality in Greece speechless… (and inspired me for the title!)

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Nine die in Myanmar protest crackdown

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on September 28, 2007

Nine die in Myanmar protest crackdown

By Aung Hla Tun

YANGON (Reuters) – Troops cleared protesters from the streets of central Yangon on Thursday, giving them 10 minutes to leave or be shot before chasing them through the city, firing into crowds and beating people.

State television admitted nine people were killed in actions which stung an outraged Association of South East Asian Nations, one of the few international groupings which has isolated Myanmar as a member, into expressing its “revulsion”.

Far fewer demonstrators took to the streets as the junta clamped down and soldiers raided monasteries in the middle of the night, rounding up hundreds of the monks who had been leading protests.

As international concern mounted, U.S. President George W. Bush called on all countries with influence over Myanmar to tell the junta to stop using force. He met with China’s foreign minister to press the point.

“Every civilized nation has a responsibility to stand up for people suffering under a brutal military regime like the one that has ruled Burma for so long,” he said in a statement.

China, which neighbors Myanmar and is one of the military-ruled country’s few allies, is a key trading partner and arms supplier to Myanmar and is seen as the linchpin for any international effort to defuse the situation.

One of the dead was a Japanese photographer, shot when soldiers cleared the area near Sule Pagoda — a focus of the protests — as loudspeakers blared out warnings, ominous reminders of the crushing of a 1988 uprising in which more than 3,000 people were killed.

In another area of Yangon, soldiers opened fire into crowds after a military truck drove into protesters, onlookers said. Three people were killed on the spot.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in an unusually blunt statement, demanded member Myanmar stop using violence and voiced “revulsion” at the killings.

At Yangon’s Sule Pagoda, 200 soldiers marched toward the crowd and riot police clattered their shields with wooden batons. “It’s a terrifying noise,” one witness said.

The army moved in after 1,000 chanting protesters hurled stones and water bottles at troops, prompting a police charge in which shots were fired.

The crackdown in the country of 56 million people began on Wednesday when soldiers and police fired tear gas, clubbed protesters and arrested up to 200 monks in an attempt to quash the uprising.

MONASTERY RAIDS

Sporadic marches against fuel price hikes have swelled over the past month into mass demonstrations against 45 years of military rule in the former Burma. It is the worst unrest to hit the poor and isolated nation since the rebellion by students and monks in 1988.

Troops dispersing crowds on Thursday chased fleeing people, beating anybody they could catch, witnesses said.

Another Buddhist monk — adding to the five reported killed Wednesday — was killed during the midnight raids on monasteries, witnesses said.

Monks were kicked and beaten as soldiers rounded them up and shoved them onto trucks.

“Doors of the monasteries were broken, things were ransacked and taken away,” a witness said. “It’s like a living hell seeing the monasteries raided and the monks treated cruelly.”

After darkness fell and curfew hour loomed, sporadic bursts of rifle fire echoed over Yangon, a city of 5 million.

The junta told diplomats summoned to its new jungle capital, Naypyidaw, “the government was committed to showing restraint in its response to the provocations,” one of those present said.

In a sign the junta may be hearing the international outcry over its clampdown, Myanmar’s rulers later in the day agreed to receive a U.N. envoy to discuss the crisis.

The United States announced sanctions against senior junta figures and sought to rally broad international condemnation.

Bush asked Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi “to help bring a peaceful transition to democracy in Burma,” the White House said.

China has said it is “extremely concerned” about the situation and has urged all parties to “maintain restraint,” but has not given any sign it is willing to go further in pressuring the Myanmar government.

Bush thanked China for helping to win Myanmar’s consent to a visit by U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe told reporters.

ASEAN ministers, meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, “expressed their revulsion to Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win over reports that the demonstrations in Myanmar are being suppressed by violent force.”

All members except Myanmar issued the statement. The 10-member diplomatic and trade group holds as a core principle non-interference in one another’s internal affairs.

ASEAN made no mention of punitive measures against the military government that has ruled Myanmar since 1962.

Source : Reuters.com

IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR THE UNITED NATIONS TO TAKE SOME ACTION!

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New Sports Minister : Mr. Ioannis Ioannidis!

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on September 20, 2007

This is ILL_Natured_gr’s team small tribute to Mr. Ioannis Ioannidis ,the (or pretending to be) new Greek Sports Minister

As every Greek knows,Mr. Ioannidis is a well known GENTLEMAN.

He’s considered the best Greek basketball couch of all time,despite he hasn’t ever won at least a SINGLE European title.

He’s a good Christian,goes to church every Sunday and he NEVER swears.

As a good Christian,he’s perhaps the only Greek without ANY superstitions.

After his first election at the Parliament three and a half  years ago he’s consistantly studying EVERY subject imaginable.

He’s a good talker because he NEVER looses his temper.

All Greeks want his precious opinion about EVERY situation.

The list goes on and on…

ILL_Natured_gr’s team discovered a lovely video back from 1989 which proves all the above and shuts up the mouths of Mr. Ioannidis enemies once and for all!

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Vasilis Leventis Tribute

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on September 18, 2007

Unfortunately,Vasilis Leventis,the most honest and capable Greek politician,didn’t make it to the Parliament…

This is ILL_Natured_gr’s team Tribute to this great man…

A special thanks to Mr. Panos Fidis for the making of this video!

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