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Europe – Lost Idenity , A lost civilization

I am going to start with a statement that everybody knows it’s true but everybody is in denial of:

When your own country sucks because your people have ruined it, the only thing to do is to go steal someone else’s…

Unfortunately, the Ghost that keep haunting most Europeans is the heavy burden carried from past wars in Europe. Now Europe just like an old man that is intellectually capable of thinking smart and able to have a vision for the future, it’s (Europe) body is weak and feeble in realizing those dreams.

We have bought into an unsustainable idea that giving up one’s Country for the European enrichment is good.

 Those who subscribe to this idea because they presume that it will bring them out of a lower/standard of living to a higher/standard of living  and income bracket will realize how wrong they are for these simple reasons.

The harder you work will not be an incentive to elevate you out of poverty alas it will be an incentive for Governments to part you from your earnings to give it away to those that live off the system.

I am convinced of this due to the fact that no matter how honestly one worked in his life, when one retires after completing his working life to retirement and contributing all his working life to his Country and society, he ends up deprived of a decent standard of living that rapidly sends him back into poverty. A sort of a snakes and ladders board game that an honest worker is playing through all his working life aiming to win the game where the last square for winning the game has a snake that sends him down to the first square called poverty!
How can someone really believe Governments that says, let us all in our village(Europe) sell our property (European Countries) and we will all buy into this big mansion (called Europe) where all the village (European Countries) can live, There will be a total of 736 shares (MEP’s) to this mansion where Malta will have (MEP’s) 5 shares and the other Countries have different amount, this same Mansion (Europe) will be managed (European Commission) not by the investors (European Citizens), but by their investment broker (European Governments) that really says his aim is to give value to investors.

This is well and good, if only he points you to the fine print where it says ‘Your investment can go up or go down, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance, etc etc’ and your broker also does not inform you of your investment risks (type of risk, currency implications etc). The only thing an investor knows 100% is that there are implications for subscribing into the investment and exiting the investment, and that the broker has a monetary gain in making you as an investor to part with your wealth. If things go wrong then tough luck.

This is today’s EU, a plan to gamble Countries in the stock market(Complicated integration of Countries) instead of operating each Country like a Business in a free market where traders (Countries) compete with each other for the creation of wealth of all stake holders (Country and its citizens).

Now this is a simplified version that one can relate to more than the jargon that most Governments like to refer to. Everybody knows about the bubble bursts and stock markets crashes (including the inflated evaluation of non-existant wealth), but I know for sure that if the EU bubble bursts, its implications will be war and chaos.

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May 23, 2009 Posted by | Belgium, Britain, broker, Bubble, bubble burst, Denmark, European Market, France, Germany, Holland, Investment, investment broker, Italy, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta Prime Minister, Malta Unions, Maltese, Netherlands, PN, Poland, Poverty, Spain, UHM, UK, United Kingdom | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Malta – Europe – Trust in Politicians

Euronews – The European Official TV Channel conducted an onlone Poll the Question for this Poll was:

Public trust in politics: do you think your country’s politicians are honest?

Yes:    7%

No:   88%

Not Sure: 4%

http://www.euronews.net/news/you/

So before Our dear Politicians continue with their arbitrary legislation on everything under the sun, it is better to start implimenting a more viable way of doing politics by letting the people partecipate more in HOW THEY WANT TO BE GOVERNED. GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK AND GIVE BACK THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

Politicians have hijacked the whole finances of the country while abdicating their responsability towards taxpayers. Yes to helping those that geniunely needs a push to fend for themselves, No to those that abuse the social assistance that live off it- Do not let these abusers live indefenitly of free money inteded to assist them out of falling behind, it should be only intended as a temporary measure to getthem back on their feet. WE demand accountablity from our Politicians, those that underperform should be removed by their own Political Party and should not be rewarded for failure. Workers Unions have more of a responsability than squabling over how much members each union has, you have the moral duty to police the Government on how our Tax money is spent and focus on the deterioration in standards of living. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO AFFORDABLE EDUCATION, ENERGY,HEALTH  AND SECURITY. Our Police, Judiciary and Security forces systems should focus on what they where created for – TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY AND IT”S CITIZENS FROM CRIME, AND THAT MEANS ALL SORTS OF CRIME AS DEFINED BY LAW.

Discepline and honest should work from the top down, We have created a two tier system where those in Authority can abuse all the systems and law, while the honest hard working citizen end up paying for it all. Politicians preach democracy while participating in it’s decline.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Gonzi, GWU, Incompetent Malta Government, Malta, Malta corruption, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta NGO's, Malta Prime Minister, Malta Public Broadcasting Service, Malta Unions, Maltese, Maltese Justice, MLP, NGO groups, NGO's, PN, Poverty, UHM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta – the island with no statistics!!!

For every EU member Country, one can find statistic of how National statistics relates to each citizens. Unfortunately , financial statistics in Malta a lagging, spaced out or actually outdated. It is actually what our Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the PN administration nightmare. It is the truth that they want to hide from our Workers unions and employers. It is also a deficit carried by our Newspaper reporters and journalist that also avoid asking the relevant questions to keep us informed unlike their colleagues in Europe . Our National Statistics office is devoid of such interesting information on their website although our Government boasts of world class Government IT. The PL is also more concerned with petty issues and devoid of information and statistics to be made public and uptodate. Here is an example of statistics in the UK:

 The Recession By Numbers

Source: Credit Action, debt facts and figures, May 1st 2009

  • £84m is the interest the Government has to pay each day on the UK’s net national debt of £743.6bn. This is projected to rise to £118m a day (£43bn) in financial year 2010 – 2011.
  • Total UK personal debt at the end of March 2009 stood at £1,459 billion.
  • Total consumer credit lending to individuals over the last 12 months ending March 2009 was £232 billion.
  • Average household debt in the UK is £9,280 (excluding mortgages). This figure increases to £21,580 if the average is based on the number of households who have some form of unsecured loan.
  • Average owed by every UK adult is £30,475 (including mortgages).
  • During March 2009 Britain’s personal debt increased by £1 million every 50 minutes.
  • 3,000 people made redundant every day and 1 in 33 people currently in work are expected to become unemployed in 2009.
  • 1 property repossessed every 10 minutes.
  • 1 person declared bankrupt every 4.5 minutes.
  • 33,600 applications for credit have been turned down every day during the past six months.
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux deal with 7,241 new debt problems every day.
  • A recent poll conducted by the Resolution Foundation found that nearly 3 million people earning between £12,000 and £27,000 per year worry ‘all the time’ about their personal finances.
  • We work the first 83 days of any given year just to earn enough money to service the interest on our debts
  • Total credit card debt in March 2009 was £53  billion.
  • The UK collective credit limit on credit cards is £158bn, which is an average credit card limit of £5,129 per person.
  • The average interest rate on credit card lending is currently 17.6%, which is at least 17.1% above current base rate.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Gonzi, GWU, Incompetent Malta Government, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta Prime Minister, Malta Public Broadcasting Service, Malta Unions, Maltese, MLP, PBS, PN, UHM, United Kingdom | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does it pay to be honest in Malta

The true beneficiaries to Malta’s economy today became those that knows how to reap Government benefits and know where all the purposly designed loop holes are in our Social Assistance Laws and policies.

·         Malta suddenly is a Country that children don’t know their father, which means Government has to fork out social assistance to Single mothers (that most of them actually know and live with the father),

·         father’s don’t even have to support their families as they declare they are not the father (and this is all when DNA technology can verify identity of long dead persons).

·         Then there is the issue of broken families, that is another scam into how to reap benefits from Government, just get separated and there is financial Government support while now illegally living together.

·         Then there is the illegal employment of our illegal immigrant population, Government pays for all the illegal immigrants’ needs and welfare, including financial well being, while they work and pay nothing, as they find black economy employment.

·         Their employers are benefitting from being exempted from paying a minimum wage, long working hours for their employees, no health or other workers benefits, while not having to pay their employees tax or national insurance.

·         Drug barons are never caught; some people live unemployed but live extravagant lives.

·         Wide spread water theft, including owning browsers and selling the water from illegal water boreholes.

·         Court sentencing of obvious crime cases, this include anything from gang rapes to corruption, as long as you know the right people or belong to the right political party then just a slap on the wrist and you are out laughing.

·          We also have Presidential pardons for those that steal from the government, be it VAT, motor vehicle licensing tests or just plain crime convictions.

So it pays to be criminally minded in Malta as our Government rewards you for outsmarting him, but you will be well and truly punished for being honest.

Even working for the Government, is a sought after career.

1.      A well known secret is that Government employs at a ratio of 10:1or close to that ratio, for even the simplest of jobs.

2.      They don’t even punch in to work, so employees are not monitored in or out,

3.       They have the option to take a long unpaid leave, often to do other undeclared job and return when you please.

4.      Departments just close shop during the 09:00 to 17:00 hours, especially in summer where trying to get a service in afternoons is impossible.

5.      Free phones to Government departments, forget it.

6.      The payoff to Government subsidized entities, i.e.: Dockyards, it is not bad per se, but it should be at least be made payable to any laid off employee.

7.      Non monitoring of Government vehicles and their drivers, there are known cases of health care drivers working at car rental garages or drivers that end up home car and all especially if the official is away from work.

8.      Health care professionals, that sees patients privately, so that they get moved up and given advantage from waiting lists at hospital.

9.      MEPA’s disgusting decisions in relation to building permits which makes it obvious who’s on the take.

10.  Even our higher education is on the take, they invent schemes of stealing public money by having to buy school uniforms from one outlet or books that are available at one outlet, that’s market economy benefitting the consumer.

And a multitude of other deficiencies that have retained the status quo from the middle ages and still practiced today. Reform has been on the Government agenda all my working life, but never seems to get carried out, in every past Government legislation. At election time, which seems to become a Government employment season for vote stunts. Then our Government keeps demanding efficiency and an honest day’s work, how can that be done if his workforce is undisciplined and rewarded for stealing their public paid wages

 

 

 

The benefit in lack of proper Government management and good governance in Malta is due to weak and split workers unions. They are truly a waste of membership money spent by workers as they just don’t care about their members, all their priorities lies in supporting and giving advantage to either of the political parties. GWU enjoys LP support and the remaining Unions spare a few supports the PN party especially UHM and CMTU. If Unions were honest and truly working in the interest of the workers, then the workers shouldn’t be in the mess they are in to make ends meet. With workers’ rights treaded upon by the Government while the Government is left wasting public money on Governmental inefficiencies and the National Social Assistance programs are not verified, that only those that are in need are benefitting from the system.

There are the few odd and far between cases that they reached common ground, but most of the time one would think that the Government is the member of those unions, save the GWU that  is mostly always against both the PN Government and other Unions. Now if LP was in Government the Unions attitude also changes, that is for GWU all the Government does will be acceptable but for most of the other Unions especially UHM and CMTU  it will be unacceptable.

The loser is always the worker that gets battered by Government measures with Unions fighting each other due to their loyalty and support for political parties

December 2, 2008 Posted by | GWU, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Unions, Maltese, MLP, PN, UHM, Uncategorized | Leave a comment