Thursday, March 11, 2010

Governments commit genocide daily

Sweden's parliament narrowly approved a resolution today recognizing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in Turkey as genocide.

Turkey denies that the deaths constituted genocide, saying the toll has been inflated and those killed were victims of civil war and unrest. Turkish Ambassador to Sweden has received instructions to go back to Turkey immediately after the vote.

Me, I find myself kind of in the middle here. Was it genocide? Probably, as it always is when government is involved, but I also think the Turkish stand has some merit. It has been exaggerated a bit for political reasons and during wars shit... sort of... happens.

And if we regard something that happened a hundred years ago that may have or may not have been genocide, as genocide, what is then what the Americans are doing in Afghanistan and Iraq now? Or how about Swedish troops ransacking Europe during the 30-year war of the 17th century?

Or how about the scam of manmade global warming? We know that hundreds of thousands have died because of the regulations, taxes and laws imposed because of that hoax, so isn’t that genocide?

Or what about the war on drugs? Tens of thousands dies of that each year curtsey of government.

Isn’t a government automatically committing genocide just for being government?

Maybe the Armenians should be vindicated and the Turkish onslaught be called genocide, but is it a political decision to be VOTED ON in the Swedish parliament?

I cannot help wondering that this is a political decision, not something to help or support any group of people. Maybe they don’t want Turkey to become member of EU? Maybe they want to destabilize Turkish society? Why now? Why so many countries doing it at the same time? What’s the point?

Quake update - Chile

An Earthquake at Magnitude 7.2 – just hit LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE. That’s a pretty powerful one and should shake things up a bit.

Depth 35 km (21.7 miles)

110 km (70 miles) W of Rancagua, Chile
130 km (80 miles) NNW of Talca, Chile
140 km (90 miles) SSW of Valparaiso, Chile
150 km (95 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile

Now I... I know we're not in Kansas!

Public services and transport in Greece have ground to a halt as deluded people stage a third general strike in protest at the government’s petite saving plans.
Truth is that the leftie Greek government isn’t saving near enough, they are not cutting expenditure enough and the corruption is still rampaging wild.

The government has pledged to cut this to 8.7% this year, and also reduce the 300bn-euro ($409bn) national debt, by cutting public sector salaries, raising the average retirement age, and increasing sales taxes.

What is needed is to double that and that’s with no tax increases. If they increase taxation hence lowering production they need more. And I believe we haven’t seen the last of the concealed debt yet and so even more savings will be needed.

The people of Greece need to understand this and act accordingly. Yes, this isn’t directly their fault. It is the corruption, it is the manic spending sprees authorities have been on and it is Evil Inc. Goldman Sachs that has brought in the derivatives scams and hid away the debt mountain that is at fault.

But to a large degree it is also about unions and leftie policies and the promises made that people listened to. The voters are also responsible. They only want the goodies, the smorgasbord of ‘free’ welfare checks, the payment, the actual cost they want nothing to do with.

Well, it is time to pay up and they are not alone. Iceland have already been through it, Portugal is currently doing the same, and Spain isn’t far behind.

Statism, regulations and fraudulent deals have destroyed the Greek economy. Yours is next…