…a letter to Chavez from another Venezuelan which I agree completely about !


From blog: lasarmasdecoronel.blogspot.ca

OPEN LETTER TO HUGO CHAVEZ FRIAS

Dear Sir:

 In this letter I would like to summarize my opinion about your performance, so that it could be available to future students of early XXI century Venezuela.

When history about this period is written and your presence is long gone future Venezuelans will be able to understand in its true magnitude the disaster you created. This disaster has not been one-dimensional but financial, social, administrative, institutional and, especially, spiritual.

I will start by this last category. Beyond political ideologies the primordial duty of a chief of state is to unify the people around policies that promote national progress. To be able to do this he, she must utilize persuasion, exercise a truly inspiring leadership and maintain respect and tolerance for dissenters. These are essential components of democracy. You have done exactly the opposite. For 15 years you have sown hatred among our population, accusing the middle class of gains at the expense of the poor, calling us “apatridas” (stateless). Your attitude has been criminal and has created a deep cleavage in Venezuelan society, one that will only be repaired long after you are gone. You have been an anti-leader, not the leader the nation required. 

In the institutional sector you have annihilated all autonomy of powers, a fundamental ingredient of democracy. No one can deny that our judicial and moral powers, as well as the National Electoral Council, the National assembly and the Armed Force are controlled by political eunuchs you have bought with money that belonged to the people. Every day we observe examples of the prostitution you have brought to our institutions with the help of oil money. Your actions have been openly criminal and deserve exemplary punishment. 

Your main administrative duty was to use honestly and efficiently our national resources. You have failed, not in isolated cases, but in a systematic manner. You have turned Petroleos de Venezuela, the state-owned oil company into an importer and distributor of low quality food,  often spoiled, and have subjected the company to chronic under investment. This has caused a drastic reduction in oil production and a serious deterioration of plant and equipment. You have converted the company into your preferred vehicle to obtain fresh money to finance your political plans. As a result the company now has a debt approximately 30 times higher than when you came into power. The development of the huge oil resources of the Orinoco region is at a standstill since you have placed the region in the hands of state-owned companies from socialist countries that lack the required capital or technology to do the job. Predictably not one single new barrel of upgraded oil has been produced from this region during your 14 years in power.

The industrial agglomerate of the Guayana region (CVG) is bankrupt. The country is now importing many of the products this complex used to produce and its affiliate companies no longer generate cash flow to pay their employees.

Ministries have proliferated, such as the Ministry of Prisons, under the management of a notorious friend of the criminals or the Ministry for Caracas Housing, run by a corrupt minister who gives government contracts to his private partner.

The social sector has been the fundamental claim to your popularity. Your strategy is based on direct subsidies: free medical attention, massive, low-amount scholarships, bonuses for special groups such as pregnant mothers and the handicapped, free or subsidized food and transport, houses to followers of your twitters. This could have been an acceptable strategy if it had been more transparent and accompanied by structural programs against poverty and for health and education. Since this has not been the case, the population has become more and more dependent on government handouts, in exchange for which you demand political loyalty. You handout fish but you do not teach people how to fish. When you are gone you will leave behind an immense legion of beggars.

In the financial sector you have wasted a record national income, more than one trillion dollars in your 14 years in power. No president has had so much money at his disposal. But there is little in Venezuela to show for it. Roads, buildings, universities, hospitals are lacking maintenance and no new significant public works have been built. Where is the money? We should look for it in Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, in the pockets of your government staff and friends, in Russia, as payment for the military toys bought from Mr. Putin; in Argentina, Mexico and Peru, given to presidential candidates of your choice. Although you claim that wealth is a perversion you have used Venezuelan money to buy $50,000 watches, $65 million airplanes and expensive clothing and to stay at the best hotels in the world accompanied by entourages of 50 or more persons, including cooks, doctors and bodyguards. The frequent visits to Cuba for medical treatment, where you hold cabinet meetings attended by all members of your cabinet, cost the nation some $300,000 per day.

And now you are running, once more, for president since you claim, quite cynically, that you are finally “learning to govern” and “need more time to consolidate the revolution”. You are financing your campaign with national resources, as has been convincingly documented. You are even getting the nation into new debt to finance your campaign.

If you were an honest person, truly concerned about the welfare of our nation, you would not try to stay in power, not only because of the disaster you have already created but also because you are in a lamentable physical and mental condition. You are shrewd enough to see that your followers will vote for you viscerally. They are no longer worried about what is best for the nation but about “winning”, about keeping the rich and the enemies of the “revolution” off the presidency. This is a primitive, Jurassic-like, political objective. You could have followed the examples of Mandela, Clavel, Cardoso, Lula or Betancourt but decided to throw your lot with Mugabe, Hussein, Gadhafi, Castro, Sure Shot Marulanda (FARC), Ahmadinejad and Lukashenka, the political underworld of our planet.

What I have said in this letter is not just an opinion. It can be documented, and in fact is already largely documented. Mr. Chavez: Your criminal record is gigantic and will serve to bring you to justice sooner or later. I will do all within my power to see that this is done.

Gustavo Coronel
Posted 52 minutes ago by Gustavo Coronel

http://lasarmasdecoronel.blogspot.ca/2012/06/open-letter-to-hugo-chavez-frias.html


…AS TO “REALITY” i commented that i agreed fully on this letter !

…AS TO HISTORY:

It would seem a vengeance to the General Perez Jimenez, previous Dictator of Venezuela before the years of Democracy leading to Chavez in 1999 :

[.] The best known social police security, you could sleep with your door unlocked. To Chavez no social police security, at least effectively.
[.] Relative good economics and no inflation, and good living. To Chavez not better living than the previous Democracy. Though with apparent more help and better housing to the poor. But a big exodus of the best of Venezuelans.
[.] During Perez Jimenez and after, there was a big migration of Europe and others to Venezuela wonder-land. Many of these families have left to their mother-lands. No worthwhile migration to Venezuela during Chavez. Only Cubans ! And Colombians refugees, etc.
[.] Chavez keeps the private health system and tries to give better Government health, plus uses cuban doctors !
[.] Really no increment in job availability during Chavez, and terrible inflation !
[.] Not much governments thefts during the great Dictator, other than himself and some others. Great wondrous Engineering Structures that stand today: like the Maracaibo bridge over the Lake, the highest cable car in the World to Peak Bolivar, etc.
[.] No political participation during Jimenez and persecution. Plenty of Political participation during the Democracy that went slowly in decline. No political initial participation during Chavez. To a big turn of Governor participation of the opposition ! This technique could perpetrate Chavez and the decline worse. Or give a foot hold for finishing Chavez ! Who knows, the law of gravity, that always pulls downwards !


AND SO ON AND SO FORTH ! 

As to any judgement to Chavez: the question is, I do not know who will or can ?!

I REALLY WISH Mr. Coronel luck in his ultimatum of : !

Los invertebrados, de la estirpe “chiriperos” CHIRIPA, CUCA-RACHAS, COCK-ROACHES …!
I DOUBT YOU WILL EVER GET RID OF THEM…! DUDO QUE LOS PUEDAN ERRADICAR !
 
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Future unwanted, but hope lives on | ActionAid


http://abiteinthechunk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/future-unwanted-but-hope-lives-on.html

Future unwanted, but hope lives on | ActionAid

UN Rio G+20, proves money mandates over a sustainable “sane” future !

http://www.actionaid.org/2012/06/future-unwanted-hope-lives
http://disqus.com/forums/actionaid/future_unwanted_but_hope_lives_on/trackback/
At Rio’s Earth Summit, another chance to take action to address hunger and climate change passes us by.

Friday marked the end of the Rio +20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Given the low expectations, many governments are doing their best to portray the summit as a success. We at ActionAid, like nearly all of our colleagues in civil society, are unimpressed.

So what’s there to be cheerful about? The answer is “almost nothing”, but let’s take a look at the positive, which included the following:

    There was an outcome document. At one point it seemed possible that there would be no document at all, given the rigid positions taken by the U.S. and the unwillingness of rich countries to talk about monetary commitments.
    The outcome document did not backslide on previous commitments. Indeed it mentioned the need to move forward on previous commitments, including those of Agenda 21, the ambitious plan of action agreed 20 years ago at the first Rio Earth Summit.
    At some side events, including at the launch of the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge, governments did agree to put some money towards sustainable development. At that event, the UK announced that they were putting £150 million towards ending hunger.
    Most importantly, representatives of civil society from Brazil and across the globe came together in the People’s Summit, to discuss the problems with and alternatives to the current economic system and put forward concrete suggestions that, if implemented, would move us towards a more sustainable future.

OK, that’s about it for the good bits. While these are not trivial, they are hugely disappointing given the amount of resources that have been put into the summit and more importantly the magnitude of the crises facing the world’s poor and marginalized communities. How did we get to this sorry state of affairs?

In side discussions with officials from Africa, Asia and Latin America, we often heard a similar refrain. The US and Europe talk very nicely about sustainable development, they said, but are silent when asked  to put forward money to carry out the needed transformation of developing economies. Without some actual money on the table, these lofty ambitions can never become a reality. While some governments, including Denmark, which was speaking for the European Union, seemed willing to discuss possibilities around new ways of raising money including a tax on financial transactions, powerful countries still block these initiatives at the global level.

A second reason for the impasse is a fundamental disagreement about what is needed. A lot of the talk about a transition to a “green economy”  promotes false solutions. The trading of carbon credits, whether linked to forests, soil, or pollution, is seen as some kind of magic bullet that will ensure that companies begin to pay their fair share. But on examination, carbon markets seem like efficient ways to raise money for all kinds of institutions (including the World Bank), but extremely inefficient ways to punish polluters. A straightforward carbon tax might be a much more efficient way.

Biofuels– which studies show may well emit more carbon than fossil fuels – is another false solution that remains on the table, despite an emerging consensus [pdf] that the promotion of biofuels is exacerbating the food crisis by causing competition between food and fuel.

    While proponents of these false solutions – some of whom stand to make a lot of money should they be accepted and promoted by governments – cannot claim that they had a victory at Rio +20, it seems clear that these and other bad ideas are still on the table.

And here we arrive at the fundamental question: what is the “green economy”?

At Rio and at the G20 summit in Mexico which preceded it, the term “green economy” was everywhere – in the welcome packets, on advertising hoardings, and in the title of nearly every workshop. While I’ve got nothing against the color green, it must be said that this term is not very descriptive and therefore can be used to mean whatever is convenient at the moment.  Big businesses have clearly understood that there is a change coming, and that this change is called “the green economy” and are struggling to control its definition, in part through claiming that false solutions like carbon markets and biofuel promotion should be part of it.

But the need of the moment is for policies based on science and fact, rather than on what will make the most money for those who already have a lot of it. ActionAid and our allies must come together to help define what an alternative economic system would really look like, perhaps through multiple “green economies”. Whatever alternative we put forward must certainly have human rights and environmental sustainability at its core.

Fortunately, there were people in Rio who were discussing what alternative green economies should look like. Unfortunately, they were not discussing it at the Earth Summit, but rather at the alternative People’s Summit, where women’s movements, farmer’s organizations, activists for the rights of indigenous peoples and hundreds of other groups came together to put forward an alternative vision and came out in the streets to demand that leaders begin to chart a new course [in Portuguese, English version will soon be available here].

The Future We Want – the rather ambitious name the UN gave to the official summit’s outcome document — depends on how we all can engage with and empower these movements to demand that leaders take real action. Until then, our leaders seem determined to continue with business as usual.

…those that are parasites of other humans, mostly need them in the worst of conditions…! subdued to whatever the dominant governing class wants…!

UN Rio G+20, proves money mandates over a sustainable “sane” future !
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…draconian world going Canadian, or Canada going draconian…?


STOP the trap
We are going Draconian on Internet !

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/06/27/canadians-internet-users-could-face-draconian-restrictions-as-result-of-pacific-trade-talks/
[ see comments of George Thomson ]

George Thomson

1:18 PM on 6/28/2012

…Copyright is one thing, and music, and movies and books ! IMAGINE, THOUGH, IT IS DRACONIAN, Bible pathetic logic, to do something that somebody else does not stop ! IF IT IS ON INTERNET I AM NOT TO BLAME FOR DOWNLOADING OR GOING THERE ! Where did everybodies thinking box go to ! WHERE DID FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ANALYSIS GO TO ? It might be going doing the drain of 2,000 years that have been lost anyway: you are not a persona anymore in CANADA ! You are at their beckon !

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http://stopthetrap.net/

You could have to pay a big fine for simply clicking on the wrong link.

Right now, a group of 600 industry lobbyist “advisors” and un-elected government trade representatives are scheming behind closed doors1,2 to craft an international agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Why the secrecy? We know from leaked documents3 that the TPP includes what amounts to an Internet trap that would:

    Criminalize4 some of your everyday use of the Internet,
    Force service providers to collect and hand over your private data without privacy safeguards5, and
    Give media conglomerates more power to fine you for Internet use,6 remove online content—including entire websites—and even terminate7 your access to the Internet.
    The TPP would create a parallel legal system of international tribunals that will undermine national sovereignty and allow conglomerates to sue countries for laws that infringe on their profits.

The TPP’s Internet trap is secretive, extreme, and it could criminalize your daily use of the Internet. We deserve to know what will be blocked, what we and our families will be fined for.

If enough of us speak out now, we can force participating governments to come clean. Your signature will send a message to leaders of participating countries.8 Please sign the petition and share it with everyone you know >>>

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Vancouver Sun: TPP could could impose draconian restrictions on Canadian Internet users
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 13:04
http://openmedia.ca/blog/vancouver-sun-tpp-could-could-impose-draconian-restrictions-canadian-internet-users
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/06/27/canadians-internet-users-could-face-draconian-restrictions-as-result-of-pacific-trade-talks/

One day in and the http://StopTheTrap.net petition has had over 55,000 names added to it from around the world. What’s more, we’re quickly growing the coalition of organizations behind the effort to make the TPP less restrictive and more transparent. In every measurable way, it’s clear we’re off to a strong start. This is the beginning of something important.

Let’s make this the strongest first week we can. Share the StopTheTrap.net petition with your friends, family and co-workers right away, and start a conversation with them about the TPP’s Internet trap. Share it on Facebook, or send a tweet. Let’s make this count!

Article by Gillian Shaw for the Vancouver Sun:

A coalition of Internet advocates launched a campaign Wednesday against Canada’s participation in closed-door trade talks that could force Canada to rewrite its laws and impose draconian restrictions on Canadian Internet users. Read more »


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…Burma retrograde ancient minds…!


Aung San Suu Kyi visits BBC Broadcasting House
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/2012/06/aung-san-suu-kyi-visits-bbc-br.shtml
Burmese politician and human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi visited BBC Broadcasting House in London on Tuesday 19 June 2012. During her visit she met former radio presenter Dave Lee-Travis who she had listened to on the BBC World Service when she was under house arrest. A slideshow of pictures taken during her visit is available on Flickr.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/2012/06/aung-san-suu-kyi-visits-bbc-br.shtml?postId=112905142#comment_112905142
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/profile.shtml?userid=15321703
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/

...to Aung San Suu Kyi…!

…you may think England has not got issues similar to those of BURMA…!

…all “you” need to do is go to the “muck” of peasants and poor, and you soon will find plenty similarities…!

…detentions, for reasons that are categorized as political and revolutionary, are not something new…! and if you want to know, i am under a technical similar limitations…!

…if you want to come to canada, i will show you how to be denigrated and detained by the “police state and mental health services”…!

…i hope your efforts against males of BURMA, are not lost after having gained positions in government…!

…english have given apparently more freedoms, but on conditions…!

…i just thought you would want to get to know more about the other worlds and not only Burma…!

abiteinthechunk.blogspot.com ; jointquest.com ; book of pure logic
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…the alleged richesT country in the World, Supremou Court euphemisms on americans poor healthcare…!


The Impact
What will the Supreme Court’s health-care ruling mean for me? AMERICANOUS !

Click on the tabs below to see how the three most talked about scenarios could affect you.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/what-health-bill-means-for-you/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/what-health-bill-means-for-you/struck-down/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/health-care-reform-supreme-court-hearings/gIQAYBC67R_topic.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/what-health-bill-means-for-you/mandate-overturned/

…the richest country in the WOrld is really a monster of all kind of logic, from real ancient[capital punishment-death penalty], to freedom of speech…!

…30million Americans to prove USA, is not better than a 3rd World country banana Republic, in health care…! YOU CAN GO BROKE IF YOU NEED COSTLY MEDS OR OTHER…!

…TO THIS DAY I KNOW VENEZUELANS, THAT GO FOR CHEAPER DENTAL AND PRIVATE MEDICAL IN THE BANANA REPUBLIC, but never to the Chavez Government Hospitals…!

…WHAT WILL THE SUPREME Court EUPHEMISM really say: USA is a country for the RICH and privileged, the slavists they have been for a long time…!

…FOLKS DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE ? : 3 MOTHERS and 6 mother “f_cke_ _”…! With kids, and no heart for any others…!
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