Agnes Szavay of Hungary serves during the Women's Singles Third Round match against Venus Williams of USA on day six of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Agnes Szavay
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Venus Williams suffered 6-0 6-4 loss to the Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in the third round of the French Open 2009.
Szávay showed a strong performance that loured Williams into longer rallies and into playing an error-prone and unsuccessful set one with many points decided by Williams’ forehand errors or Szávay’s outstanding backhand.
Szávay was born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary and grew up in Soltvadkert, Hungary. She started to play tennis at the age of six, with her parents acting as her first coaches and managers. Her previous coaches were Zoltán Újhidy, Levente Barátosi, and Miklós Hornok. Currently, her coaches are József Bocskay and Zoltán Kuharszky. She has a younger sister, Blanka, who is five years younger than her and currently plays on the junior circuit.
La Prensa reported that since 2006 Flores made at least, sixty visits into Bolivia. César Navarro, the president of the investigating commission said that Flores had been traveling all over the region including Argentina and Brazil.
However, Ádám Horváth, a friend of Flores and one time colleague said that these reports were ridiculous fabrications. During this period, Flores never visited Bolivia or the countries mentioned by César Navarro.
Flores left Hungary only two times in 2006 and 2007. As part of a delegation carrying aid, he went to Somalia and Indonesia. Other than that, he stayed in Hungary. This can easily be proven by video tapes, newspaper articles and hundreds of witnesses.
Ádám Horváth said that the Bolivian government could step into a trap by making up these fabrications.
During these years, Flores had serious financial difficulties that prevented him even to go to his mother's funeral in 2007.
Comment:It seems to me that Bolivian authorities have no evidence at all that would aid their original claims about the alleged plot. Now, they are looking for something, anything that would even remotely support their original story about the plotters. That's why they are coming up with unbelievable stories week after week about the incident and the circumstances surrounding it. If it is true what Ádám Horváth said that Flores stayed in Hungary, in 2006 and 2007, Bolivian authorities might loose even the little credibility that left after turning out that none of the initial claims about killing Flores and his friends were true--there was no shootout in the hotel during the security operation and no weapons were found in any of the alleged plotters' rooms. I wonder what surprises Bolivian authorities have in store for us for the next week.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Krisztina Morvai calls upon all sympathizers to help spreading her message among citizens unable to get objective information from the media. The mainstream media has been boycotting Jobbik and has't been fulfilling its constitutional duty of objective reporting. Even the nationalist outlets, like the Echo TV and Hir TV. rejected Jobbik ads caving in to pressure coming from opposition Fidesz.
Because of this absurd situation, Jobbik's messages don't get to the public. Ms. Morvai calls upon all sympathizers to download her letters, she has written to farmers, workers and small businesses from barikad.hu (all of her articles are under her name section) print them out and distribute them among their friends.
(barikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Ákos is one of the most talented Hungarian singers/songwriters; his music's high artistic merit is in par with the meaningful lyrics that characterizes his artistic achievements. He is also known among his fans as a patriotic artist.
At one of his concerts, he talked, briefly, about outstanding social and economic issues. He too, like many other patriotic Hungarians, said that the time of lukewarm approaches of solving social problems was over. Hungarians have to think and act radical; they have to scream if they want to save their country from total collapse.
The video is in Hungarian.
(barikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Elzárva a világtól csak nagyon kevés hírt kapok a külvilágból. Életem még mindig az elszigeteltek kis helyén, a négy nagy fal közé zárt tíz cellából álló elkülönítőben élem. Enyém az utolsó, a legtávolabbi, a leghidegebb, a legsötétebb és a legnyirkosabb. De nem panaszkodom...
Nekiállok a mindennapos teendőimnek. Kitakarítom egy partvis darabkával a cellám, néha felmosom, ha éppen előtte valaki nem folyatta be a vizet a cella ajtaján, mert akkor csak ki kell sepernem belőle...
Nem sok minden történik velem egy ilyen elzárt helyen,de a mai nap megjött egy indián asszony az őr kísérte és a bejárat előtti rács mögött megállt. Az őr utána előhozta a második szomszédomat Huachot. Aki üdvözölte édesanyját, majd az elébe tett lábosnyi étel előtt, a betonra, ahol a jókora víztócsa feküdt térdre vetette magát és imádkozni kezdett. Miközben a fiú falatozott a lábosból, az édesanyja magához intett egy kókuszreszelékkel megszórt zsemlét, majd egy műanyag pohárban zöldes színű üdítőt töltött. S ahogy előzőleg Huacho-tól hallottam, én is ugyanúgy megköszöntem: "Grasias mama" Köszönöm anyuka. Az indián asszony meglapogatta a kezem, miközben elvettem az élelmiszert és a szemei örökbe fogadtak engem is. Így most, amikor a gyertyát elfújom és aludni térek egy indián édesanyával több a hozzátartozóim száma. Itt, akikre a holnapi nap várhatok. Mégis tudom, hogy nagyon-nagyon ritkán fog minket Huacho-val látogatni.
A quick translation.
Being locked up, I receive little news from the outside world. I live my life within four walls, in an isolated section of the jail that consists of ten cells. Mine is the last one in the row, the farthest, the coldest, the darkest, and the most humid. But I don't complain...
My every day routine: I clean up the cell with a broken broom, sometimes, I mop it up, if someone doesn't let water in the cell underneath the door, because in that case, I simply mop up the water...
Very little happens in a place like this, but today an Indian woman came in with the prison guard stopping in front of the entrance bars. Then the guard lead Huacho out who is held in a cell next to mine. He welcomed his mother who put a pot in front of him on the concrete floor, then she started praying next to a water puddle. While his son was eating, she made a gesture towards me giving a bun with graded coconut and a plastic cup of green colored juice. The manner, I've heard from Huacho, I said "Grasias mama". Thank you mama. The Indian woman touched my hand as I took the food and I know, she adopted me. Now, that I am blowing out the candle light to go to sleep, I think of this Indian woman as becoming my family member. For whom, I can wait to come again tomorrow. Even if, I know from Huacho that she won't come often.
As it was reported earlier, Előd Tóásó has been held in a Bolivian jail since April. The Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta Federation of the Autonomous Priories hired one of the best defense lawyers for Tóásó that cost 15 000 dollars a year. So far, 3681 dollars have been donated. The donation campaign is under way. Visit the toasoelod.com site for more details.
Edit Tóásó reads from her brothers's prison diary
(hunhír.Hu – kemma.hu – brikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
László Toroczkai, the president of the “Hatvannégy Vármegye Ifjúsági Mozgalom” (HVIM) has been expelled from Romania. Toroczkai entered into Romania via train to deliver a lecture in Temesvár. He was already in Romanian territory when a dozen police officers boarded the train and arrested him without explanation.
He was taken to the Kürtös police station and kept in custody for about four hours. During the interrogation, none of the police officers spoke Hungarian and they haven't provided interpreter either.
When Toroczkai demanded explanation for his arrest, he received none. Police officers insisted they carried out orders from higher places. Officers showed him a document stating that he was an undesirable person in Romania.
After four hours in custody, two officers took him to the Hungarian border and he was released to Hungarian authorities.
There are strong indications that the Hungarian regime has been involved in the incident; probably, Hungarian secret service notified Romanian authorities about Toroczkai's lecture tour. This suspicion is underlined by the fact that a few hours before Toroczkai arrival to Romania the principal of the “Újszentesi Általános Iskola”--the school where the lecture supposed to be held--was forced to withdraw his permission for the event.
It was also revealing that after boarding the train police officers went strait to
Toroczkai. They knew exactly, where he was located on the train and how he looked like. These facts indicate that Romanian police received prior information from Hungarian authorities about Toroczkai's program.
(hvim – szentkoronaradio.com – hungarianambiance.com)
Árpád Magyarosi's body was put to rest in the Kerepesi cemetery, in Budapest, in complete secrecy, reported Blogin on bombagyar.hu. Bombagyar.hu is a community blog with members knew both Flores and Magyarosi. Not even the media knew about the event. He was buried according to Unitarian church rituals, in the presence of his family and close friends.
The media was not invited because misreported Magyarosi's story when he was killed.
During the ceremony his own song „Ha én már nem leszek” (If I won't be) was played. His casket was covered with the Hungarian flag and his mother brought earth from his birthplace Szováta, in Erdély.
During the ceremony, the Unitarian minister said that the real terrorists were those killed three people in their sleep.
In his speech, the minister compared Magyarosi's love of freedom to Petőfi's (a Hungarian poet) restless love of freedom.
The blogger thanked everyone who contributed to the transportation expenses of bringing Magyarosi's body home.
Image: Krisztina Morvai
Rejected by the mainstream media, Krisztina Morvai has been invited into the Duna TV, where she outlined the program of Jobbik and talked about her own plans as a future parliamentarian.
In the interview, she gave an account of the agenda, she would pursue if elected into the parliament. This is an opportunity for Hungarian and EU citizens have been living in Hungary to learn about the program. According to the law, EU citizens in Hungary are eligible to vote on the EP election.
The campaign video of Jobbik--you can see in the side pane on this website as well--has been chosen among the ten most viewed videos of the week, in the Politics category, on Youtube. So far 117 842 people viewed it.
(barikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Image: Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai as goalkeeper
What happened during the government organized football tournament in the last week is a good indication, how far the moral disintegration of the Hungarian political and business class have advanced during the eight years, they have been in charge of the business of the nation.
During the tournament, a team made up by ministers from the current government played against a team of business people. The problem was the lack of fans. A match without fans is like a stage performance without audience. The organizer solved the problem by recruiting fans by offering 3000 forints (about 10 Euros) for each who was willing to root for the teams.
The company that organized the tournament denied the news. However, fans unequivocally stated that they were offered money for rooting. Knowing the moral benchmarks of the corrupt regime and the equally corrupt business class, there is no question to whom one can believe in.
mno.hu - barikád.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
While hack writers, in the mainstream media, accuse ordinary Hungarians of harboring racist attitude towards gypsies, reality refutes this outrageous lie on a daily basis. These writers picture gypsies as victims yet, wittingly forgetting the real victims of gypsy crime--the ordinary people. The real victims are the working people and the retirees that have been residing in gypsy infected regions living in constant fear never knowing when they get robbed or killed by criminals tacitly supported by the complicit government and the corrupt police.
This kind of media coverage is probably not new for readers living in the eastern part of Europe or in countries with sizable gypsy population, like Italy, Spain or England.
Today, the Debrecen county court sentenced two gypsies to 29 years for killing an 80 years old woman, in her own home.
The culprits entered into the house of the woman by breaking in the door. The woman had no chance to escape; she was kicked to death.
After, the criminals took a gas container, two bottles of bleach, a washing machine, some washing detergent and a pack of tea bags. The inhumanity of the attack and the items stolen indicates the nature of gypsy crime. The gypsy is coward by nature. This is why gypsy criminals always attack in groups and with unnecessary violence, even when assaulting old, defenseless people.
The lifeless body of the women has been found by his son.
This brutal crime is just one case that happens on the daily regularity throughout Hungary and probably, in other parts of gypsy infected Europe as well. Hack writers, in the mainstream media, keep quiet about these violent crimes, meanwhile, accusing the victims of gypsy crime with racism.
(index.hu - hunhir.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Friends and colleagues will pay tribute to Eduardo Rózsa Flores, on May 19, 2009, at 7 pm. in the Pesti Művészklub ( Kolibri Pince, Andrássy út 77).
During the memorial, performers will read from Eduardo's poems and play his favorite music to celebrate his life and his contribution to Hungarian literature.
Flores was quite a prolific author. During his lifetime, he has written eight books.
Mocskos háború [The Filthy War] (Magyar Kapu Alapítvány, 1994 ISBN 9630070693)
Hallgatás hadművelet [Writings from the Yugoslav War 1991-1996] (H-Elen 55 Szolgáltató 1996 ISBN 9630475502)
Meghaltunk, és mégis élünk [We Died but Still We Live On] (Magyar Kapu Alapitvany 1998)
Hűség - Vjernost - Lealtad [Loyalty: Verses from War 1991-1996] (Magyar Kapu Alapítvány 1999 ISBN 9637706216)
Állapot: Két háború között [Condition: Between Two Wars] (Magyar a Magyarért Alapítvány 2001 ISBN 9630070693)
Disznóságok gyűjteménye [Swine Collection] (Magyar a Magyarért Alapítvány 2003 ISBN 9632069714)
69 titok, szerelmes versek és egy magyarázat [69 Secrets, Love Poems and an Explanation] (2004)
47 szúfi vers [47 Sufi Verses] (2007)
He also produced and acted in a number of films, which include:
Bolse Vita (1996), role
Vizualizáció (1997), main role
Kisváros (1997), Karvaly
Chico (2001), lead role
Laura Iancu is one of the most talented young writers to appear on the Hungarian literary scene in recent years. She was born into a Csángó-Hungarian family in Magyarfalu, in Romania. She attended elementary schools in Magyarfalu in a Romanian language program. She spoke only Csángó-Hungarian dialect until she was 12 years old.
She continued her studies in Csikszereda in a Hungarian school; it was there that she encountered for the first time in her life the limitations of her language skills. In another interview, she admitted crying a lot as a little girl for not being able to understand the language. Thanks to her teachers, she has become one of the most talented young writers of her generation.
She has published four books, two poetry volumes “Pár csángó szó” and “Karmaiból kihullajt” and two volumes of folk tales, the “Aranyréce” and the “Magyarfalusi emlékek”, these last books are compilations from the region of Magyarfalu.
Currently, she is a student of the University of Pécs, working on her doctorate thesis in Anthropology.
She is also one of the editors of the Csángó-Hungarian journal, the “Moldvai Magyarság”.
She is a versatile author, often performing on stage reading from her poems; she also writes political articles and essays on socio-cultural issues.
It is a miracle that you, we, still exist...How do you define your Csángó identity? What does Csángó(ness) used in daily life mean to you? Hungarian? Csángó-Hungarian? Or? Either or?
Whatever place one lives, one has to survive. Everything. Even herself. The nature of the problem is that it goes wherever it is taken. Whoever owns it carries it. I'm a Hungarian born in Magyarfalu. Is it difficult to spell it out this way? There are no Csángós. Being Csángó is a condition.
Nineteenth century Moldavia-Hungarian folklore still uses the universal Hungarian language. Some shortcomings plus the lack of a written form and the Romanian linguistic influence transformed it into a “dead end street” dialect. For me, this is a condition and not an independent language. My Csángó(ness) means that I was born in a region commonly called Csángóland. I do have an identity just as anybody else, but I keep it inside rather than spell it out or write about it.
How many brothers and sisters do you have? Where do they live? What do they do for a living?
I have five brothers and sisters. One lives in London, one in Bako, two in Magyarfalu and two of us in Hungary. All have professions and three of them already have families.
Have you been at home lately?
At Easter, for one week. I go home every two or three months for a longer period of time. The first seven years in life is crucial. Every period has different faces. Each is interesting for different reasons. We had a strict upbringing. We had to look up to our parents and our older brothers and sisters. They pointed towards the sky...Not for themselves. They wanted to make sure that the children look upward. The higher the better. This is a story that can be written endlessly about...because it is already a myth, part of my life. One discourses with it, calms it, interrogates it.
What impressions do you have about Csikszereda. In Budapest, did you have problems fitting in? What were the differences compared to Csikszereda?
Moving from a village into a city and switching from Romanian into Hungarian have left lasting impressions on me. Csikszereda is my second Podu Turcului, if you allow me to say this. It was our choice, we went on our own. We had choices: persevere or become homeless. We could not go back, that's at least what our Romanian teachers told us. Our hard work and the work of our fantastic Hungarian teachers have produced one of the most successful Csángó-Hungarian stories of a generation. In Csikszereda, one could acquire a certain level of linguistic skills, even could have a bit of scientific discourse. However, the transformation into adulthood took place in Budapest. There are lots of people in Budapest with a prehistory like mine. This is a big city with many layers of social organizations; one can, for sure, find a place she can fit in. I don't refer to criminal organizations. I befriended only a few people and I thank them for being there for me. Many used me and mislead me. Life is a school. One can learn even from evil; this story never ends.
Of course, the story has no end; after all our story is a thousand years old, and your story in Budapest is a decade old. Do Csángós keep in touch with each other in Budapest? I think of personal relations, or can we talk about organized contacts? Do you go to “táncház” or community programs where Csángós are expected to go?
I have been living in Budapest since 1997. There is no information about the number of Csángós living in the city. Those studying at the University are well over 130. At the very beginning, we relied on each other, we hung out together. During the fitting in period, one finds local friends. The circle continually gets bigger. There are times when we meet in greater numbers but this doesn't have any formal structure. We meet and talk. The subject, most of the time, is Moldavia-Hungarians. Years ago, I used to go to “táncház”. Today, I have to spend the little time left to me on other things.
According to your opinion, can the Association of Csángó-Hungarians fulfill its mission? Or do they work with whatever they have at hand?
The Association of Csángó-Hungarians is in a difficult situation because the ethnic group it represents is not as forceful and self-conscious as it should be because of the known historical reasons. It doesn't fight for its rights forcefully enough. The opposite is true. One of the difficulties is that the Romanian government doesn't support the Hungarian minority in Moldavia. It seems that the exploration of the basic problems hasn't started yet. My opinion is that the issues could be solved very fast if two or three authorities would get together and focus on the community rather than their own interests. The Csángós, too, would relate to their own ethnicity differently if they would feel they were supported rather than tolerated. There is a risk that the small civic efforts will die one day.
You are a poet, a translator, a community organizer and a Csángó activist, how do these faculties get along with each other?
I'm a unified person. There are those who grow because they're built that way. Growth is hard-coded in us. We are not only individuals but community members too; it is natural that one caresses the community as well. This is not against art or science. The moral and the professional aspects of the issue relates to the method one approaches to things. If one has something/someone inside to discuss issues with, she has a good chance to remain on the middle path
What else do your readers not know about you?
My readers? Do I have readers? I don't know what they know about me, so how should I know what they don't know about me.
During the Communist era, experts talked about the end of decadent poetry. It seems that your poems contradict this prediction. What is your Ars Poetica?
My Ars Poetica is like my life, I have to rebuild it every morning. One thing is sure, poetry can live on without me, but I cannot live without poetry. Poetry is the most important sensory organ of human culture. I don't think that it will ever end.
Did your travelings influence the way you look at the world?
All I've seen has influenced me. The impressions I got in Siberia and France are the most memorable ones. But I am not a traveling type. Perhaps because I have been travelling since I was 12 years old, between Erdély, Moldavia and Hungary. And wherever I am, always homesick. But don't ask me where my home is.
That you are bilingual is an advantage or disadvantage?
Who is bilingual feels neither advantage nor disadvantage. You need talent...In my case, the problem was that I wasn't bilingual but spoke a limited version of two languages—a Hungarian dialect and a Romanian kitchen language. Like everything else, this too has its particularities.
The stage play (Look back with anger) won't apply to you, since you are still too young. What are your plans in your private and professional life?
First and foremost, I am looking for work otherwise, I won't have anything to eat in August. And because I am not that young, I would like to have a baby. I also would like to finish my doctorate thesis. I am working on this and on a new poetry book.
Thank God the story we have been talking about won't come to an end unlike our conversation that we can continue at any time, perhaps, we can pick up another story, something we have learned from Kányádi? Say something that is uniquely yours.
Pointless to know the steps if the sequence is unknown...(Hiába adottak a lépések, ha titkos a sorrend… )
Thank you for your time.
(irodalmijelen.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
1) Farmlands should be kept in Hungarian hands, after 2011.
2) Hungarian farmers should get the same amount of subsidy like their western colleagues! Not after 2013, but right away.
3) The Hungarian market has to be protected from cheap foreign food products.
4) The Hungarian government and the EU should support family oriented farming, rather than big factory-like productions that came to be as a result of selling off the communist based collective farmlands.
5) We have to rebuild the Hungarian food industry and the local food processing plants.
6) It is the job of the government to find market for Hungarian farmers by using EU funds. Let's organize a food market in every locality; let's start a nationwide promotion campaign for the consumption of locally produced organic products.
7) Save and develop local communities. Small villages have to be made livable again. Local communities need schools, post office, transportation and the necessary services to become livable. Crime should be brought under control. Local communities need security! The gendarmerie has to be reestablished.
(barikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Kingston, NY -- The biggest financial bubble in history is being inflated in plain sight, said Gerald Celente, Director of The Trends Research Institute. "This is the Mother of All Bubbles, and when it explodes," Celente warns, "it will signal the end to the boom/bust cycle that has characterized economic activity throughout the developed world."
Either unwilling or unable to call the bubble by its proper name, the media, Washington and Wall Street describe the stupendous government expenditures on rescue packages, stimulus plans, buyouts and takeovers as emergency measures needed to salvage the severely damaged economy.
"All of this terminology is econo-jargon," said Celente. "It's like calling torture 'enhanced interrogation techniques.'
Washington is inflating the biggest bubble ever: the 'Bailout Bubble.' "This is much bigger than the Dot-com and Real Estate bubbles which hit speculators, investors and financiers the hardest. However destructive the effects of these busts on employment, savings and productivity, the Free Market Capitalist framework was left intact. But when the 'Bailout Bubble' explodes, the system goes with it."
The economic framework of the United States has been restructured. Federal interventionist policies have given the government equity stakes, executive powers and management control of what was once private enterprise. To finance these buyouts, rescue and stimulus packages -- instead of letting failed businesses fail and bankrupt banks and bandit brokerages go bankrupt -- trillions of dollars are being injected into the stricken economy.
Phantom dollars, printed out of thin air, backed by nothing ... and producing next to nothing ... defines the "Bailout Bubble." Just as with the other bubbles, so too will this one burst. But unlike Dot-com and Real Estate, when the "Bailout Bubble" pops, neither the President nor the Federal Reserve will have the fiscal fixes or monetary policies available to inflate another.
With no more massive economic bubbles left to blow up, they'll set their sights on bigger targets. "Given the pattern of governments to parlay egregious failures into mega-failures, the classic trend they follow, when all else fails, is to take their nation to war," observed Celente.
Since the "Bailout Bubble" is neither called nor recognized as a bubble, its sudden and spectacular explosion will create chaos. A panicked public will readily accept any Washington/Wall Street/Main Stream Media alibi that shifts the blame for the catastrophe away from the policy makers and onto some scapegoat.
"At this time we are not forecasting a war. However, the trends in play are ominous," Celente concluded. "While we cannot pinpoint precisely when the 'Bailout Bubble' will burst, we are certain it will. When it does, it should be understood that a major war could follow."
Learn more about Trends Research Institute and Director Gerald Celente online, or by calling 1-845-331-3500.
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While government sponsored anti-Hungarian propaganda fills the mediascape, gypsy crime gets swept under the carpet by the complicit government, police and the judicial system.
What happened in the small village of Kunhegyes is an indication what has been happening in the country, in general. In a pub, six gypsies assaulted a Hungarian man slashing his throat with a broken beer bottle and police barely investigate the case.
The security camera shows what exactly happened; the victim suffered life-threatening injury. He is still in intensive care in the Péterffy Sándor Clinic.
“He hit me with a beer bottle; I didn't feel pain but sudden warmness. I touched my neck and blood was streaming out; seeing the blood, I got scared,” said József Varga the 39 year old victim.
The glass cut seven nerves, as well and it is not sure, he will fully recover.
Kunhegyes is a small village and everyone knows each other. One would think that police have already arrested the culprit.
According to police, the investigation is continuing and the culprit, a 23 year old man already admitted the crime. Currently, police have been waiting for the hospital records.
“Police have questioned me ones. Two weeks have passed since the incident, but no one told me at what stage the investigation is,” said the victim.
“The waitress told me what happened,” said Imre Kocsis, the owner of the pub. “I called police right away; the camera shows that the victim had been punched three times before he was hit with the beer bottle. Police came but neither the waitress nor I have been questioned yet,” said the owner of the pub.
In the village everyone knows who the attacker is.
According to hunhir, the attacker is the son of a gypsy civil rights activist. Mother and son organized a demonstration, in front of the Mayor office, in January protesting against racism.
(szoljon.hu – barikád.hu – hunhír.hu – szentkoronaradio.com - hungarianambiance.com)
China has installed a secure operating system known as "Kylin" on government and military computers designed to be impenetrable to US military and intelligence agencies, The Washington Times reported on Tuesday.
The newspaper said the existence of the secure operating system was disclosed to Congress during recent hearings which included new details on how China's government is preparing to wage cyberwarfare with the United States.
Kevin Coleman, a private security specialist who discussed Kylin during the April 30 hearing of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, said its deployment is significant because it has "hardened" key Chinese servers.
Coleman told the Times that Kylin has been under development since 2001 and the first Chinese computers to use it are government and military servers that were converted beginning in 2007.
"This action also made our offensive cybercapabilities ineffective against them, given the cyberweapons were designed to be used against Linux, UNIX and Windows," he said, citing three popular computer operating systems.
The newspaper said US offensive cyberwar capabilities have been mainly focused on getting into Chinese government and military computers outfitted with less secure operating systems like Microsoft's Windows.
Coleman said Chinese state or state-affiliated entities are on a wartime footing in seeking electronic information from the US government, contractors and industrial computer networks.
The Chinese have also developed a secure microprocessor that, unlike US-made chips, is known to be hardened against external access by a hacker or automated malicious software, Coleman said.
"If you add a hardened microchip and a hardened operating system, that makes a really good solid platform for defending infrastructure," he said.
"In the cyberarena, China is playing chess while we're playing checkers," Coleman said, adding that China is equal to the United States and Russia in military cyberwarfare.
"This is a three-horse race, and it is a dead heat," he said.
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission warned last year that China has developed a sophisticated cyber warfare program and stepped up its capacity to penetrate US computer networks to extract sensitive information.
"China is aggressively pursuing cyber warfare capabilities that may provide it with an asymmetric advantage against the United States," the commission said in the report released in November.
China rejected the findings of the commission and has also dismissed more recent US newspaper reports that Chinese hackers were behind a cyber attack on computers linked to the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter project.
© 2009 AFP
This story is sourced direct from an overseas news agency as an additional service to readers. Spelling follows North American usage, along with foreign currency and measurement units.
Twenty Socialist Ex-Ministers and high ranking government officials of the previous Gyurcsany regime demanding 35.4 million forints severance payments from the Bajnai government, reported the Blikk.
The biggest chunk of money might go to Ex-Finance Minister, János Veres (see the picture) that has a lion share bankrupting the county. The bully has been also demanding 175 days of holiday payments for leaves not taken during his tenure as a Minister of Finance.
Legal experts are disputing these claims. According to some, the law requires employees to take holidays each year; holidays cannot be transferred to the next year and so on, accumulating them ad infinitum. And this is exactly what these people are doing.
While the recession is biting hard ordinary Hungarians, ministers have received outlandish bonuses while served in the government. According to Blikk, just in the last year 50 million forints were given to them, in the form of bonuses. During the past ten years, they have received 197 million forints bonuses, meanwhile they were busy bankrupting the country.
(blikk – hungarianambiance.com)
Hungarian Ambassador to Argentina knows nothing about the supposed deal between Előd Tóásó and the prosecutor of the Flores case, as it was reported in the media. However, Károly Nagy, the Foreign Secretary of the The Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta Federation of the Autonomous Priories that hired the defense lawyers for Tóásó said the prosecutor had offered a deal for his client. If he pleaded guilty in the crime he has been accused of, he would receive five year jail term and after two years, he would be released on parole.
However, both the lawyers and the representative of the Order said that Tóásó had committed no crime.
Tóásó is held in pitiless conditions. His prison cell is dark and has a glassless window; because of this, he suffers a lot from the cold. He gets meal two times a day, a bun for breakfast and for launch, either a small bowl of rice or soup. No supper.
According to Károly Nagy, these are substandard conditions and his client's most elementary rights are violated. Tóásó still hasn't been gotten an interpreter; he has hard time communicating with his lawyers because both of his English and Spanish are limited.
Another problem is that the charges against Tóásó still haven't been released. No one knows what exactly, he is accused of, not even his lawyers. Currently, there was a smear campaign against Tóásó in the local press that might influence the outcome of a fair trial, said Károly Nagy.
Probably to kill time, Előd Tóásó started writing his prison diary.
Comments: The fact that the charges against Tóásó still hasn't been released suggests that the case against him is shaky to say the least. This might explain why he still doesn't have an interpreter; it seems that authorities are obstructing communication between Tóásó and his lawyers; this might be to undermine the effectiveness of his defense.
(index.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
While the mainstream media, both at home and around the world, beating the drums of racism, accusing innocent Hungarians of terrorizing gypsies, today we have seen the tragic refutation of this blatant lie. In the heavily gypsy infested town of Kétegyháza, Mátyás Sustig, a 61 year old man, had to be evacuated from his own home to save his life from gypsy criminals.
Mátyás Sustig is the member of the Hungarian Guard, a patriotic organization, aiming at helping and protecting ordinary people from violence. When the gypsies learned that the man was the member of the guard, they started harassing him and threatened his life. They damaged his property and threw rocks at his house so that the man had to be moved out from his own home, perhaps for good.
This is not an isolated incident; Hungarians are victimized by gypsy criminals on a daily basis with the support of the corrupt police and the complicit regime that tacitly encouraging gypsy criminals by applying double standards and belittling their violent behavior.
The same applies for the justice system. Gypsies get light sentences for serious crimes, even murderers, sometimes are not arrested but placed in house arrest. On the other hand, ordinary Hungarians are harassed and arrested for the most trivial things, something that gypsies not even investigated for.
As a result of the government created tension between Gypsies and Hungarians, ordinary citizens started forming self-defense groups. They realized that they cannot rely on the protection of the police; they have to defend themselves.
This is the bad news to the treasonous regime. The plan was to humiliate and scare people into submission so that they won't be able to protect themselves against the scams of the ruling “elite”. But the regime miscalculated, people are waking up en mass.
As the today election result shows, the Socialists are decimated and the extremist Liberal party wiped off the map. You cannot fool people ad infinitum. At some point the pendulum swings back.
Jobbik candidate Gábor Fogarasi captured 10 percent of the popular vote in the municipal elections, in the city of Pécs, which has been considered a Socialist stronghold up until today. Gábor Fogarasi, a political science expert managed to win an impressive number of votes despite of the fact that Jobbik has been boycotted by the mainstream media making difficult getting messages to voters.
Zsolt Páva, the opposition Fidesz candidate won the election by a great margin. The Socialist candidate, Katalin Szili, suffered a catastrophic defeat.
According to experts, this vote was more than just a municipal election but it was a vote on the Socialist government's policy of the eight devastating years. The result might foreshadow the outcome of the upcoming general election in the coming year. Experts agree that if the general election would be held today, the opposition Fidesz would win and only Jobbik would have a chance to get elected into the Parliament. The other parties, the Liberals and the MDF, have virtually disappeared from the political palette.
For these small, opportunist parties, it was a bad strategic move to tie their fate to the Socialists that have become the most hated political organization in the country.
Jobbik spokesperson said this election had proved that Jobbik was the third force in the county. It has also confirmed that there is no lost vote, as the opposition Fidesz claimed trying to scare people away from voting for Jobbik. Exactly the opposite is true, Jobbik as a patriotic political formation, strengthening rather than weakening national unity.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Astana is the 1st capital being built in the 21st century and it represents perfectly where the world is headed. It is truly one man’s vision: Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan. Backed by billions of petrodollars, the city is being built from scratch in a remote and deserted area of the Asian steppes. The result is astonishing: a futuristic occult capital, embracing the New World Order while celebrating the most ancient religion known to man: Sun Worship. The city is still a huge construction site, but the buildings that are already completed already sum up perfectly Nazarbayev’s occult vision.
Conceived by Britain’s most prolific architect, Lord Norman Forster, this giant pyramid is a pretty odd presence in the middle of the Asian Steppes. The building is dedicated to “the renunciation of violence” and “to bring together the world’s religions”. Norman Foster has said that the building has no recognizable religious symbols to permit the harmonious reunification of confessions. In reality, the pyramid is a temple for the occultists only TRUE religion: Sun worship. A journey inside this building is a truly symbolic one. It represents each human’s path to illumination. Let’s take the tour.
Gábor Dudog's mother talked to the MTI about her son's alleged link to Flores and his friends, in Bolivia. She said her son had gotten a job with an Irish security firm, in January and he had gone to Bolivia to get experience.
“My son is 25 years old and speaks many languages; he worked for a few commercial companies as regional representative. Since January, he has been working for an Irish security firm,” said Gábor's mother.
“He came back to Hungary, on March 26, but not because he was afraid and wanted to escape from Flores,” said the mother who was in touch with her son through the Internet. “He would have told me if this had been the case but never mentioned anything like that,” said the mother.
According to her, her son wanted international experience in the security field. He went to Bolivia to train as a security guard. The mother was told that her son worked, beside training, as a guard securing oil shipments.
“The accusations against my son came as a surprise and shocked me. In a faraway country like Bolivia, it is natural that when Hungarians meet they befriend with each other and take pictures, but this doesn't mean, they wanted to commit terrorist acts,” said the mother.
The mother rejected the allegations that her son wanted to kill the president of Bolivia. In fact, it was the president “who brazenly ordered the killing of other people, perhaps to divert attention from internal troubles,” said the mother.
Bolivian authorities have been looking for Gábor Dudog since May 4; he is accused of being a member of the Flores group. However, according to Mátyás Józsa, Gábor Dudog and his companion had left the country well before security forces killed Flores and two of his associates.
(index.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Picture: Zarko Sesum and Petre Cozma
The premier screening of the movie about the murder of Marian Cozma has attracted a great deal of attention in the city of Veszprém. The entire MKB Veszprem handball team were among the audience. Petre Cozma the father of Marian Cozma, Zoltán Bolcsik the police chief of Veszprém and the chief investigator of the murder case, colonel Péter Derzsy, were also among the invited.
Marian Cozma was killed by gypsy criminals, in February in a disco fight.
László Sinka, the president of the Hungarian Handball Association said he expected that the movie would wake people up making them realize the dangers of the skyrocketing crime rate.
Mr. Sinka said Marian Cozma was a great loss both to the Romanian and the Hungarian handball communities.
Before the screening, there was one minute silence for the memory of Marian Cozma.
After the screening, Petre Cozma said his son had loved playing in Veszprém so much that he had refused an offer from Barcelona.
(stop.hu – mno.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Mátyás Józsa, the Hungarian Ambassador to Argentina said to the MTI, the Hungarian news agency, that the two Hungarian nationals, Bolivian authorities were looking for, were alive and had already left the country.
The Ambassador talked to the news agency on the phone today; he said he had learned from reliable sources that Gábor Dudog and Dániel Gáspár had left Bolivia in the middle of March, well before security forces killed Flores and his associates.
(MTI – barikad.hu)
by Mike Whitney
Due to the lifting of the foreclosure moratorium at the end of March, the downward slide in housing prices is gaining speed. The moratorium was initiated in January to give Obama's anti-foreclosure program---which is a combination of mortgage modifications and refinancing---a chance to succeed. The goal of the plan was to keep up to 9 million struggling homeowners in their homes, but it's clear now that the program will fall well-short of its objective.
In March, housing prices accelerated on the downside indicating bigger adjustments dead-ahead. Trend-lines are steeper now than ever before--nearly perpendicular. Housing prices are not falling, they're crashing and crashing hard. Now that the foreclosure moratorium has ended, Notices of Default (NOD) have spiked to an all-time high. These Notices will turn into foreclosures in 4 to 5 months time creating another cascade of foreclosures. Market analysts predict there will be 5 MILLION MORE FORECLOSURES BETWEEN NOW AND 2011. It's a disaster bigger than Katrina. Soaring unemployment and rising foreclosures ensure that hundreds of banks and financial institutions will be forced into bankruptcy. 40 percent of delinquent homeowners have already vacated their homes. There's nothing Obama can do to make them stay. Worse still, only 30 percent of foreclosures have been relisted for sale suggesting more hanky-panky at the banks. Where have the houses gone? Have they simply vanished?
600,000 "DISAPPEARED HOMES?"
Here's a excerpt from the SF Gate explaining the mystery:
"Lenders nationwide are sitting on hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes that they have not resold or listed for sale, according to numerous data sources. And foreclosures, which banks unload at fire-sale prices, are a major factor driving home values down.
"We believe there are in the neighborhood of 600,000 properties nationwide that banks have repossessed but not put on the market," said Rick Sharga, vice president of RealtyTrac, which compiles nationwide statistics on foreclosures. "California probably represents 80,000 of those homes. It could be disastrous if the banks suddenly flooded the market with those distressed properties. You'd have further depreciation and carnage."
In a recent study, RealtyTrac compared its database of bank-repossessed homes to MLS listings of for-sale homes in four states, including California. It found a significant disparity - only 30 percent of the foreclosures were listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service. The remainder is known in the industry as "shadow inventory." ("Banks aren't Selling Many Foreclosed Homes" SF Gate)
If regulators were deployed to the banks that are keeping foreclosed homes off the market, they would probably find that the banks are actually servicing the mortgages on a monthly basis to conceal the extent of their losses. They'd also find that the banks are trying to keep housing prices artificially high to avoid heftier losses that would put them out of business. One thing is certain, 600,000 "disappeared" homes means that housing prices have a lot farther to fall and that an even larger segment of the banking system is underwater.
Here is more on the story from Mr. Mortgage "California Foreclosures About to Soar...Again"
"Are you ready to see the future? Ten’s of thousands of foreclosures are only 1-5 months away from hitting that will take total foreclosure counts back to all-time highs. This will flood an already beaten-bloody real estate market with even more supply just in time for the Spring/Summer home selling season...Foreclosure start (NOD) and Trustee Sale (NTS) notices are going out at levels not seen since mid 2008. Once an NTS goes out, the property is taken to the courthouse and auctioned within 21-45 days....The bottom line is that there is a massive wave of actual foreclosures that will hit beginning in April that can’t be stopped without a national moratorium."
JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae have all stepped up their foreclosure activity in recent weeks. Delinquencies have skyrocketed foreshadowing more price-slashing into the foreseeable future. According to the Wall Street Journal:
"Ronald Temple, co-director of research at Lazard Asset Management, expects home prices to fall 22% to 27% from their January levels. More than 2.1 million homes will be lost this year because borrowers can't meet their loan payments, up from about 1.7 million in 2008." (Ruth Simon, "The housing crisis is about to take center stage once again" Wall Street Journal)
Another 20 percent carved off the aggregate value of US housing means another $4 trillion loss to homeowners. That means smaller retirement savings, less discretionary spending, and lower living standards. The next leg down in housing will be excruciating; every sector will feel the pain. Obama's $75 billion mortgage rescue plan is a mere pittance; it won't reduce the principle on mortgages and it won't stop the bleeding. Policymakers have decided they've done enough and are refusing to help. They don't see the tsunami looming in front of them plain as day. The housing market is going under and it's going to drag a good part of the broader economy along with it. Stocks, too.
In 2008, sensei Szvetlana Ács traveled to Argentina to do research when learned that the Martial Arts World Championship was being held in Buenos Aires. She signed up as a competitor and won three medals for Hungary (two silvers and one bronze).
She talked about her experiences to Budomagazine.
What kind of reception have you received as a European competitor?
This event was mostly a South American spectacle, but everyone was incredibly welcoming. They were very curious about me, both when I trained and competed.
What's your opinion about the technical level of the event?
I saw fantastic performances, both in the kata and the sparring categories. The tournament lasted three days and because of the high number of participants the competitions continued untill midnight.
What previous achievement are you the most proud of?
At Kyokushin Karate World Championships in Tokyo, I won bronze medal in kata.
What do you think about the fact that Hungarian fighters are top notch in kata?
In Hungary, masters put great emphasis on the technical part of the training. In some other countries, trainers focus on sparring techniques and neglecting the technical aspects that are part of the kata experience. Also Hungarian trainers have fantastic technical knowledge and great pedagogical skills to pass on their knowledge.
How did you get involved with karate?
My parents pushed me into the sport when I was 13 years old. Big thanks for them for that. I started out in kyokushin karate and still doing it. I travel a lot, as part of my job and I immersed myself in many other styles as well including ashihara karate, goju-ryu, judo, kick-box, thai-box and taekwon-do. Considering these styles, the differences and the similarities made me realize how special kyokushin karate is to me.
What does kyokushin karate mean to you?
This is the style, I grew into. This is that gives me strength and energy to face life's challenges. If someone immerses herself in karate also understands what hard work means; as a result, she might develop a lifestyle that lasts for the whole lifetime. This is why you never stop doing karate; what we absorb during training sessions remains with us for good.
What do you do for a living?
I am a researcher, at the University of Stirling, in Scotland. My area of research is Environment and Agriculture.
What are your future plans in karate?
Besides doing it, I would like to teach it, to pass on my experiences to future generations, as karate is not only about physical fitness but also about spiritual and mental development.
(budomagazin.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
The body of Árpád Magyarosi has arrived to Budapest today, reported the MTI, the Hungarian News Agency. The body flown home through Madrid and Nürnberg with a regular flight. The costs of transportation payed by the Hungarian Red Cross from funds raised through a fund raising campaign and from its own emergency reserves.
Árpád Magyarosi was killed alongside Eduardo Rózsa Flores and Michael Martin Dwyer in a security operation in Santa Cruz, three weeks ago. He will be buried in Budapest at a later time.
The treasonous Hungarian regime refused to provide an official postmortem examination on the remains of Árpád Magyarosi; the reason, he wasn't Hungarian citizen. Árpád Magyarosi was a landed emigrant and according to the law, he was eligible for all the support Hungarian citizens entitled to, said Attila Nyikos, the lawyer representing the family.
Nonetheless, the family hired an expert that hopefully, will determine whether the victim had been tortured or maltreated in any form before killed. (Comments: This might even turn out to be a good thing, because an independent expert can provide more objective result than a regime appointed examiner.)
Árpád Magyarosi will be buried in Budapest, after the postmortem examination will be completed.
(MNO - MTI - hungarianambiance.com)
In a speech to party supporters on May 1st, Ms. Morvai called Jobbik the party of the working people, as opposed to the corrupt elite ripping off ordinary Hungarians on a daily basis.
Ms. Morvai is the EU candidate of Jobbik that growing support drives traditional parities crazy. The corrupt parties started a hate campaign against Jobbik calling it by all conceivable names, something, we got used to hearing from liberal politicians. They cannot digest the fact that Jobbik has become the third force in the county.
Ms. Morvai is a much loved human rights activist and professor of law at the Budapest University (ELTE). She is very popular among the general population, especially among the opposition Fidesz supporters that makes Fidesz's leadership more than edgy.
In her speech, Ms. Morvai named Jobbik as the party with a mission. Its historical task is to help ordinary Hungarians retaking their stolen county. “We, the people, are going to be the ones that decide what will happen in this country and not the corrupt elite,” she said. “We are going to raise our heads and take back our stolen country,” she said.
She also talked about the pain of the working people whose land have been stolen by the the very same communist politicians that preached the exact opposite before the collapse of communism. “One week they were devote Marxists and the next week they sold their country out to foreign corporations,” said Ms, Morvai.
“These treacherous people have sided with foreign corporations and they have never defended the Hungarian workers, small businesses or farmers,” said Ms. Morvai. “After all, the job of Hungarian politicians is to defend the citizens of the land as opposed to the interests of international corporations,” she said.
“If we get elected into the EU parliament, we are going to do everything possible to keep the land in Hungarian hands, after 2011. We are going to work with the farmers to make sure they get the same amount of subsidy like their western colleagues. We are going to fight for market protection to make sure that the low quality import food won't enjoy priority over the high quality local products. We will fight for wage parity with western workers”.
Ms. Morvai thinks the ex-communists managed to steer the nation into the current social catastrophe because they have different outlook on life. In the Christian world view every man has been created equal; therefore, every living being has grace and dignity. In this world view, no one is a tool that can be exploited and used for the wellbeing of others. In our view, everyone had a purpose said Ms. Morvai. Every human being has a mission in life; that is to fulfill its human potential in the experience of purposeful activity.
One of the duties of the state is to protect the dignity of its citizens and prevent the exploitation of the population.
“We have to be proactive and initiate a new world order that has been built on justice and human dignity. In our mission, we have supporters in the EU and all over the world. We are the majority. ” continued Ms. Morvai.
“If we get elected into the EU parliament, we will start working for a more equitable world...Of course, those who are the beneficiaries of exploitation don't like this. This is the reason, they are slandering Jobbik, the new force that has been fighting for justice and human dignity.” said Ms. Morvai, among others.
“The stakes are higher than just voting Jobbik into the EU Parliament to represent Hungary. It is about giving a chance to new values and to a fair world. Every vote for Jobbik is the vote for a more decent Hungary and a more equitable world where we can all hope once again. Let's make justice, human dignity, honest work and Jobbik win”.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)