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Obama Administration, Congress Intensify Opposition To Global Generic Drug Industry

Obama Administration, Congress Intensify Opposition To Global Generic Drug Industry

Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 05:33:57 in Politics

“No they did not. Scientific achievements happened mostly DESPITE of opposition from special interest groups who were invested in keeping the Status Quo.
Money is imaginary - it is a social construct, just like the countries and borders.”
Clare Daly, Irish Politician, Slams Obama As 'War Criminal' In Parliament

Clare Daly, Irish Politician, Slams Obama As 'War Criminal' In Parliament

Commented Jun 23, 2013 at 04:51:07 in Politics

“I think you are very naive if you think there is a great deal of difference between Berry and his predecessors. I assume you know of Marcus Aurelius - if not look it up - he was a hailed as a learned man and humanist philosopher as well as Pontifex Maximus and Emperor of Rome.
You'd be hard pressed to discover any significant difference between his policies and the military dictators who occupied the Capitol before him.
In the end he was just another Emperor.”
Clare Daly, Irish Politician, Slams Obama As 'War Criminal' In Parliament

Clare Daly, Irish Politician, Slams Obama As 'War Criminal' In Parliament

Commented Jun 22, 2013 at 23:39:54 in Politics

“there is another word for ``Leader of the World`` - it`s EMPIRE.
And not a single one of those survived the test of time.”

fitzrite2 on Jun 23, 2013 at 00:12:38

“Pannonius, if you're referring to Pres Obama, you're forgetting the REAL seekers of empire: GW Bush and neo-con Cheney, who fought a deceitfully-based, very costly and senseless war in Iraq, and sacrificed almost 5000 of our troops primarily to try to establish an Empire in the Middle East to obtain its oil.

Neo-con Cheney, who controlled Bush behind the scenes, wanted to establish US military bases all over the Middle East for similar reasons.

Pres Obama is only seeking to help the oppressed peoples of tyrannical regimes like Assad's, just as NATO and several countries have helped many other Arab nations during the Spring uprising to oust their tyrannical regimes and try to establish stable democracies..”
Jason Kenney: Guardian Article On Ugly And Intolerant Canada Just Wrong

Jason Kenney: Guardian Article On Ugly And Intolerant Canada Just Wrong

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 05:44:46 in Canada Politics

“There are Pregnant Woman being turned away from Hospitals in Toronto, Mothers who are told their children are not treated, people with asthma, diabetes and heart disease who are refused treatment because the new law allows ONLY COMMUNICABLE DISEASES THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR THE PUBLIC to be covered for Refugees from SAFE COUNTRIES.
Hate speech against Roma Refugees on Canadian TV and Radio, slanted and Government parroting Journalism, replacement of independent Refugee Board with Political Appointees... Subsidized Environmental Destruction on a massive scale, new prisons and adult prosecution of ever younger juvenile offenders... The List Goes On. They have undone decades of social progress.
Make no mistake about it: The shameful legacy of this Conservative Government will be recorded among the darkest chapters of Canadian History.”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 13:46:59 in Canada Politics

“For a historical parallel look at the situation of the European Jews & Roma 70 years ago. The nearest safe countries for Hungarian Roma have done the following:
France: En masse (illegal) deportations and indiscriminate destruction of domiciles of Rumanian Roma refugees.
Italy: Government condoned persecution and segregation into "Refugee Camps" many of which were burned down by "unknown" assailants. When the bodies of two young murdered Gypsy Girls washed ashore Italian beach-goers continued to sunbathe. Not a single one has offered help or shown concern.
Germany: There are Roma immigrants there but it's not a popular destination... perhaps it's the memory of their Grandparents and families who were murdered there 70 odd years ago that dissuades them.”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 03:33:58 in Canada Politics

“When you have fascist militiamen patrol your village, when you see your neighbors, old classmates and friends slowly come under the spell of nationalistic extremist ideologies, when you suddenly find yourself an Undesired Alien in the Country where your forefathers have lived for hundreds of years - YOU MIGHT JUST BE A REFUGEE.
Hungarian Roma and Jews are no longer "True Hungarians". The Jobbik Party - an openly anti-Semitic anti-Roma Political organization - is not an aberration, a fringe group. They are supported by mothers and fathers, grandparents, teachers and the working poor - and by a very large segment of the youth vote. Their professed aim is to Segregate - already a reality of Roma schoolchildren and Roma hospital patients in the provinces - and rebuild the country in the image of Horthy's fascist state (1921-1945) which the current Hungarian right wing Conservative government of Viktor Orban is already doing. Rural Roma pressed into workgangs paid below Hungarian minimum vage, are a not a rare sight. Democratic checks and balances have been successfully dismantled. When last week one of Jobbik's MP proposed a List for Hungay's Jews - who he said might endanger the Nation - there was no immediate uproar in Parliament. Only after others protested did the government "slammed" the comment.
Now if all this does not remind you of the last days of the Weimar Republic - I don't know who you might consider "Legitimate Refugees".
I still believe in Canada. Even after today, even after”

Shahanshah on Dec 15, 2012 at 04:07:06

“Why do you think people hate you, serious question.

Is it based on nothing but ethnicity?

do they hear your accents when speaking Hungarian and discriminate against you?

or maybe...is it because of the serious issue of crime, petty and organized that follows you all over Europe..?”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 00:57:51 in Canada Politics

“Dude, you are wrong on so many levels it's not even funny. Educate yourself.”

Shahanshah on Dec 15, 2012 at 01:45:44

“So, you don't come from the untouchables? you didn't get exiled from the Punjab? that's not how you ended up in Europe?”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 00:48:41 in Canada Politics

“Thank you for your encouragement.”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 16:32:59 in Canada Politics

“My uncle a Hungarian Roma refugee who came to Canada in 57' - worked on the railway in Yukon, in Northern BC and 35 years in the Vancouver General Hospital as a repairman. He worked to the best of his abilities and brought up a beautiful Canadian family.
My Mother worked as a Bookstore manager and a Coordinator in a Senior Home In Tsawwassen.
I am a Master student in Toronto currently working on the virtual reconstruction of Canada's 67' Expo "Labyrinth" pavilion. Last year I taught muslim immigrant children classical animation. I am a volunteer an artist and an academic.
Please explain to me how we are a "Burden".”

charley0008 on Dec 14, 2012 at 22:53:10

“You already know you are not. Never listen to the racists and bigots, nothing you say can change them. shahanshah is a racist and a bigot. Report him but don't bother talking back to them, they are nothing but empty hate filled souls looking to hurt others. You are not a burden, you are a Canadian.”

Marg Wood on Dec 14, 2012 at 18:18:58

“You are not a burden you are an asset.”

Machine Head on Dec 14, 2012 at 17:26:11

“He can't; he'd be one of the fascists waving flags and burning homes in Hungary.”

Hafingnetonne on Dec 14, 2012 at 17:13:23

“You are a Canadian and it shows that with education anybody can become a Canadian. But too many people abused our hospitality in the recent past and we are broke, hence the not perfect definition taking place. Congratulations to you and your family.”

Shahanshah on Dec 14, 2012 at 16:46:29

“I don't necessarily mean you specifically, but Gypsies in general, an exception doesn't change/alter the standard, one person or even one family who are good and productive are not able to make up for the thousands who aren't. ”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 15:19:44 in Canada Politics

“To the Moderator: I am a Roma Canadian who grew up in Hungary and is intimately familiar with the effects of racism. I see dozens of racist and abusive comments appear and mine are pending approval. If you choose not to publish my comments you are ignoring the voice of those who are targeted by this Law.”

LWMStanding on Dec 14, 2012 at 21:09:22

“I would say we need to reject all Roma's as potential immigrants. There may be 1 in a million that would make good citizens but I am ok with taking that chance.”

Marg Wood on Dec 14, 2012 at 18:16:16

“Please keep posting. I would like to hear what you have to say.”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 15:08:40 in Canada Politics

“"NONE IS TOO MANY" - Read the comments below. Read them carefully - then read the News articles about JEWISH Immigrants from the 30's and you will see the same language describing Gypsies (Roma) today and Jews 70 years ago.
"MedusaSaint" and "GlueJay" and many other "Canadian Patriots" use the same derogative and ignorant language - only this time it's the Gypsies.
Shameful.”
New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

New Canadian Immigration Rules: 'Safe' Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 13:05:10 in Canada Politics

“Make no mistake about it: this is a Dark Day in Canadian History. Your children will look back and feel ashamed.
NONE IS TOO MANY - Remember the MS. St. Louis and the Jewish Refugees whom Canada refused entry. Read the posts on this and other News sites and you will recognize the language that hides the same ignorant racist attitudes. Shameful.
I used to idolize this Country... no more.”
Palestinian Statehood Vote: Palestinians Certain To Win U.N. Recognition As A State

Palestinian Statehood Vote: Palestinians Certain To Win U.N. Recognition As A State

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 11:21:19 in World

“My aunt was taken from a breadline in Budapest when she was 9 years old and survived the Death-Camps. I had a Great-Uncle who was not so lucky. My little cousins are the first to go to Hebrew and Rabbinical School in 6 generations.
My Aunt would recognize herself in the faces of the oppressed Palestinian children not in the eyes of the Israeli soldiers manning the checkpoints.
I grew up in the same neighborhood (around Dohany Synagogue) where Theodore Herzl lived and learned to see the World. I know the culture and mindset which created the urge for a Safe Land where Jews did not have to feel like Second Class citizens, where they could Own their Destiny.
THAT is true Zionism. And this beautiful idea has been perverted by the Extreme Conservatives, the Ultra-Religious. What they are doing now is what I call true Anti-Zionism because it undermines the Ideals the country was built on - and endangers the long-term survival of ISRAEL.
Compromise - and recognize each-other's Right to the Land you were born in.
START LIVING TOGETHER.”
huffingtonpost entry

Will Bill C-31 Reject More Romas?

Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 01:25:49 in Canada Politics

“Mr. Farber

I thank you for this thoughtful and thought provoking article.”
huffingtonpost entry

Will Bill C-31 Reject More Romas?

Commented Jul 21, 2012 at 15:21:57 in Canada Politics

“The Roma Hungarian refugees came to Canada for a chance at a BETTER LIFE. They sold their homes, all their meager belongings in order to buy their Airplane ticket - to a future where their children would have a chance to break out of the vicious circle of poverty and discrimination. They left the Homeland where their forefathers have lived and died for close to 700 years. Where 60000 of them were murdered during the Holocaust. They left their homes and the graves of their parents behind - No human being would leave all this UNLESS they see no other way out.

It is important to note that the only non-Roma Refugees from Hungary are Jews. Ask yourselves WHY? Then read the numerous studies and reports by the EU, the UN, Amnesty International and others to see that Fascism is alive and well in Hungary.
The Roma Hungarian Refugees Canada sent back face segregation, systemic discrimination and threats against their lives.

Do you know what it feels to live like you're a "tolerated alien" in your own Country?
To think you are less because of who you Are? To grow up without a future?
Because I do.

Sincerely
David Balazs Beleznay”

BernieFarber on Jul 21, 2012 at 23:30:24

“David

Thank you for explaining in a few words what this issue is truly all about.”
Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Commented Aug 8, 2009 at 16:41:45 in World

“Someone asked if there are people like Rush or Glen Back in Hungary who would fan the flames of prejudice. Not exactly.
Instead they have organizations with hundreds of thousands of members who openly incite hatred against GYPSIES and JEWS - denying them the right to belong to the Nation as "non-Hungarians".
The largest is a Political Party called "JOBBIK" that currently enjoys 3rd place in popularity, and over half of the Hungarian population sympathize with their message. Gabor Vona - Jobbik leader - also created a paramilitary wing for his Party the "HUNGARIAN GUARD" (or Magyar Garda), who wear uniforms they say is reminiscent of traditional peasant garb, yet their shiny boots and hat and armband recall memories of the "Arrow Cross", Hungary's answer to Hitler's Brown Shirts.
The alarming thing is that Jobbik's Part members are not simply troubled young men. No they are Middle Class people, average and "upright" citizens of the Hungarian Republic and think JEWS, GYPSIES and GAYS are not "real" Hungarians, that they should be segregated, silenced and if at all possible get rid of al together for the "Good of their Country". JOBBIK came in 3rd at 15% in the recent EU Elections, just a few percent less than the ruling Socialist Party. There are many many other organizations and paramilitary groups with similar or even more extreme political goals and messages that enjoy wide support in Hungarian society.
DOES IT SOUND FAMILIAR? Think 1930's Germany.

David Balazs Beleznay”
Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Commented Aug 8, 2009 at 16:39:15 in World

“Someone asked if there are people like Rush or Glen Back in Hungary who would fan the flames of prejudice. Not exactly.
Instead they have organizations with hundreds of thousands of members who openly incite hatred against GYPSIES and JEWS - denying them the right to belong to the Nation as "non-Hungarians".
The largest is a Political Party called "JOBBIK" that currently enjoys 3rd place in popularity, and over half of the Hungarian population sympathize with their message. Gabor Vona - Jobbik leader - also created a paramilitary wing for his Party the "HUNGARIAN GUARD" (or Magyar Garda), who wear uniforms they say is reminiscent of traditional peasant garb, yet their shiny boots and hat and armband recall memories of the "Arrow Cross", Hungary's answer to Hitler's Brown Shirts.
The alarming thing is that Jobbik's Part members are not simply troubled young men. No they are Middle Class people, average and "upright" citizens of the Hungarian Republic and think JEWS, GYPSIES and GAYS are not "real" Hungarians, that they should be segregated, silenced and if at all possible get rid of al together for the "Good of their Country". JOBBIK came in 3rd at 15% in the recent EU Elections, just a few percent less than the ruling Socialist Party. There are many many other organizations and paramilitary groups with similar or even more extreme political goals and messages that enjoy wide support in Hungarian society.

DOES IT SOUND FAMILIAR? Think 1930's Germany.”