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Greek ex-minister charged with bribery (Siemens)

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:07 AM
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Greek ex-minister charged with bribery (Siemens)


www.presstv.ir

Former Greek Transport Minister is charged with receiving money from Siemens Electronics amid a government campaign for rooting out corruption in the country.

Tassos Mantelis, Minister of Transportation from 1997 - 2000, told a parliamentary committee he received 100,000 euros form Siemens as a "campaign donation" in 1998, the BBC reports.

The money was paid to a Swiss bank account and in 2000 a sum of 110,000 euros was again deposited to the same account by an unknown donor.
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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:07 AM
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At least a little good is coming out of this crisis in Greece. Corruption seems to be the target of the Greek people since their economy has gone down the drain. It's too bad that this couldn't have happened before the economy tanked.

Maybe people around the world should learn this lesson from Greece and start to focus on corruption before it completely eats away our economies. Just a thought.

--airspoon

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 09:31 AM
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This is a "meh"-issue.

Its pure lipservice, a few heads may roll, but the big players remain untouched.
If you wanted results you should shut down Siemens in the first place, not charge the people that got bribed by them... well them too.
They try to present it like "finally someone does something"
Heck, the current prime minister attended Bilderberg meetings

The only good thing about that is that the longer they continue, the more people get angry, so in the end even Grandma will throw molotovs.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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I'm not saying this is the final solution but at least it is getting somewhere. It's a step in the right direction. Of course the big honchos aren't being called and most likely will never be called out, unless the TPTB need or want them to be called out. It's the nature of the game. When people or countries do call the big boys, they get labeled as crazy and added to the the "Axis of Evil" list. Such leaders as Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and of course Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We just have to face it, TPTB aren't going anywhere any time soon, so we should be happy with what we do get, when we get it.

--airspoon



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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I wish i could agree with you, and partly i do.

I dont want to be spoonfed anymore by a nanny state thats all.
Im NOT satisfied with what i get from them anymore, because i dont want anything from them.

The corporations run the world now, and its them we should target.

I really wish we as people would unide and pitchfork them out of their offices, and have them apologize for everything they ve done, then abandon them on an island where they can live amongst each other and play their games with each other, but not to us anymore.

Its coming, im pretty sure of that.

Corporatism is the worst thing since fascism and communism/socialism. Its the worst "ism" of them all, because there isnt a political ideal behind it, but mere lust for profit and greed, the worst of conditions. Thats what makes men pure evil. Greed.
We have to overcome this, and it starts with us.


Greetings from Greece

[edit on 29-5-2010 by Dynamitrios]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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By the time that the people of the west finally wake up and realize what's going on, it will be far too late to do anything about it. There will be no popular revolution, especially in America, IMO. Americans would walk themselves into camps before they even realize what's going on. I am convinced of it.

You see the west is advancing their militaries into control and policing roles with the technology to back them up. They are advancing their indoctrination to make people feel as if we have no say in our governments and lastly, they are taking our weapons away, with the US being the last hold out. How long can the US hold out on the right to bear arms? Not that it would even matter because our weapons and the weapons of the state don't even compare with the gap getting larger and larger every year.

Look at everything happening around us and yet most Americans are still completely clueless, with many not even wanting know because they feel as if there is nothing they can do anyway. They feel this way because they have been indoctrinated to believe that government is beyond their control. We have been indoctrinated to be submissive and subdued.

Government will use fear to take whatever rights and liberties we have left and by the times Americans wake up, if at all, we will have no means to revolt. The infrastructure will be in place to squash any kind of uprising.

The one thing I've learned over the years is that if Jesus himself came through the clouds and told Americans what's going on, they wouldn't believe it. Instead, the government would somehow label Jesus a terrorist. Americans have been "stupefied" too much and we are literally handing our rights, one by one, to the very same power structure that wants to oppress us. Most Americans won't even realize this until after they have already handed over all of their liberties and allowed the government to walk them into a camp somewhere, but by then it will be far too late to matter if the people were awake or not.

--airspoon

p.s. No, I do not believe that the government would ever have to resort to pushing everyone in camps and in fact, I think it is logistically impossible. It won't happen and it won't need to happen. Our towns and neighborhoods will be our virtual camps. Without a way to assemble, we can't unite for freedom. Without the right to bear arms, we have no way to ensure that we can assemble. We have already handed over both of those liberties and there is no getting them back.

Also, I'm not expecting Jesus to peak through the clouds either, I was just using that as an example to suggest how gullible and obedient to the state we are.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:46 PM
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The only difference between this corrupt ex-politician and every other politician alive, is that he got caught.

They're all the same.




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