Saturday, October 18, 2014
A Greek university probably had one of the very best teachers of interpreting in Greece, a man who had the professional guts (because he was a professional as well as an academic) to let students know whether or not they were equipped with the right mentality to pursue a career in interpreting. When he was offered 130 Euros a month to renew his contract, he quite understandably turned it down. When he reapplied (a less bad salary was being offered), he was rejected in favour of a non-professional with virtually no experience. WHY? A publisher is likely to ask me to research the tawdry background - and backstage - to this tale. When the unassailable facts come out (they already exist), the article is likely to attract an international audience. Remember Plato. He was an honest Greek…..not a dishonest, lying, cheating, vindictive, cowardly pseudo-secret society man. Long live transparency, the enemy of filth! Transparency will improve and clean up the system, which we need. I do not like being lied to. You are welcome to join the page below, if you wish to clean away the dirt, and improve your own prospects.
Friday, September 26, 2014
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
I REGRET TO INFORM ALL MY CONTACTS THAT FOLLOWING MY SELECTION AS A CANDIDATE FOR Ε.ΠΑ.Μ. IN THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS ON 25 MAY, VARIOUS PARLIAMENTARY LAWS AND COURT DECISIONS HAVE FORCED ME OUT. THUS, ALTHOUGH TWENTY YEARS AGO, I OBTAINED 22,000 VOTES IN THE SAME ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND, HERE I AM FORCED TO BE A NON-PERSON AS REGARDS THE ELECTIONS. I OWE YOU AN EXPLANATION, AND THIS IS IT.
ACCORDING TO A 1982 PARLIAMANTATRY LAW HERE, AND A 1997 DECISION BY THE GREEK HIGH SPECIAL COURT (ΑΕΔ), UNIVERSITY LECTURERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STAND AS CANDIDATES UNLESS THEY RESIGN FROM THEIR JOB, AND ACCEPT THAT THE STATE IS NOT OBLIGED TO GIVE THEM BACK THEIR JOB. I FIND THIS THREATENING, AS WELL AS ENTIRELY UNDEMOCRATIC.
OF COURSE, IF MY UNIVERSITY HAD FOLLOWED PROCEDURES EFFECTIVELY, I SHOULD HAVE NORMALLY ALREADY BEEN A SENIOR LECTURER (EPICURUS) TOWARDS THE END OF 2012, AND COULD HAVE STOOD AS A CANDIDATE WITHOUT QUALMS. BUT I HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE DECEMBER 2012 FOR THE SELECTION COMMITTEE TO BE SET UP.
THUS I AM UNABLE TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE IN THE CRADLE OF DEMOCRACY, AND EXPLAIN WHY THE BEST UPRISING MUST BE THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX, IN ORDER TO:
A) KICK OUT THE CORRUPT AND ULTRA-CLIENTILISTIC BUNCH OF QUISLINGS IN OUR UNREPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, WITH ITS HUGELY OVERPAID MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT;
B) BALANCE GREECE’S RELATIONS WITH NEIGHBOURING STATES SUCH AS RUSSIA MORE EFFECTIVELY;
C) THEREBY PREVENT GREECE FROM BECOMING A COMPLETE BANANA REPUBLIC CLIENT STATE;
D) RETURN TO THE DRACHMA;
E) INSTITUTE A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACTIONS OF SIMITIS AND HIS ACOLYTES ABOUT THE LIES THAT BROUGHT A NAÏVE GREECE INTO THE EUROZONE;
F) REFUSE TO REPAY NOXIOUS AND ILLEGAL DEBT;
G) NATIONALISE THE MOST IMPORTANT GREEK BANKS;
H) INSIST THAT THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR COME UP WITH PLAUSIBLE ANSWERS ABOUT KARAMANLIS HAVING BEEN BEING THREATENED;
I) CLEAN UP THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS COUNTRY; AND
J) CLEAN UP HIGHER EDUCATION.
I REGRET THAT IN THE CRADLE OF DEMOCRACY, I AM PREVENTED FROM HELPING GREECE.
AT LEAST THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PREVENT ME FROM VOTING FOR Ε.ΠΑ.Μ.
LONG LIVE REVOLUTION THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX!