Ferenc Gyurcsány, the ex-Prime Minister of the Hungary and his partners in crime became persona non grata in the municipality of Ivád. According to municipal officials Ferenc Gyurcsany and his friends virtually bankrupted the town.
Municipal council unanimously approved the ruling according to which no one can name any public area after the following traitors: Bajnai Gordon, Burány Sándor, Csehák Judit, Csillag István, Csizmár Gábor, Herczog László, Oszkó Péter, Draskovics Tibor, Göncz Kinga, Gráf József, Gyenesei István, Gyurcsány Ferenc, Kákosy Csaba, Kiss Péter, Kóka János, Kolber István, Kökény Mihály, Lampert Mónika, László Csaba, Medgyessy Péter, Németh Imre, Rácz Jenő, Sós Tamás, Szűcs Erika, Varga Zoltán, Varga István, és Veres János.
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)
The municipality of Várgesztes received EU funding to build a "bicycle resting area". According to town officials the entire 2.6 million forints grant went into the project that can be seen in the picture. It consists of 10 tree-stumps next to a ditch.
The bicycle path is on the other side of the ditch. If bikers want to rest, they have to jump over the ditch. Smart, isn't it?
It is recommended putting up a sign because the place looks anything but a resting area for bikers.
Residents are asking, how 10 tree-stumps could cost that much money. More and more people are asking the same question. However, knowing the scale of corruption in the country, nobody is really surprised seeing projects like this getting realized.
Also, congratulations goes out to the European Union for funding a fine project like this. Money well spent!
According Gabriella Menoni, the mayor of the town, the cost included weed removal as well. The story changed somewhat when the reporter of the Index news portal kept pushing for more answers.
It turned out that the municipality originally applied for grants to build a resting area for the "Szolgáltatóház" (Supplier building). It is not clear how the original plan morphed into a bicycle resting area project.
According to Index, the municipality received money for the Szolgáltatóház project and not for the bicycle resting area project that the original plan metamorphosed into.
The reporter tried to get more information from the Agricultural Office of Veszprém region but received none.
The conclusion is up to the reader.
(index.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
The background power brought the Hunnia handball club on its knees. These vile forces objected that the club used traditional Hungarian symbolism in its logo and by intimidation forced sponsors to back out behind the club leaving a financial mess in their wake; under these circumstances, the club could pay neither the players nor the head-coach that left the club.
Hunnia left with three adult players and the team will have to play the remaining matches with junior players.
(handball.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
As the All Kyokushin World Tournament ended and the dust settled fascinating stories start emerging from below the roar of victory drumbeats and celebration parties. The protagonist of one such a story is Krisztián Pető, the karateka who fought part of the competition with a broken hand and won a bronze medal for Hungary.
The following is an interview with the man who accomplished this amazing result and became one of the true heroes of the Tournament. His courageous performance has been acknowledged by Kancho Royama who personally congratulated to him.
What went through your mind when realized you got a serious injury?
I remained calm. Then, I said to Sensei Stefi (Sensei József Stefanovics) that my hand was broken. After that, I concentrated on the breaking performance and on the remaining two fights that were ahead of me.
Did the idea of giving up cross your mind? What helped you get through the crisis?
For a moment, this possibility too crossed my mind. What helped me get through the crisis? The trust and the support of my master. Quickly, we worked out an applicable strategy for the new situation.
Did you manage to prepare yourself against you opponents?
Besides the Hungarians -that I knew very well - I met with the Georgian fighter before, unfortunately, with the same result like this time (with healthy hand the fight would have been different). The rest, I didn't know; the only thing I knew was that I could always count on the Russian and the Japanese fighters when it comes to a good fight.
How much effort did you put into preparations? How much did you travel to find suitable partners to train with?
One of the important stages of the preparation was the national training camp; the other is the Martfű camp and the 10-12 weekly training. You need dedication when train that much, in the mean time, you also have to focus on proper eating and relaxing. The club has branches in Martfű, Tiszaföldvár and Budapest, so I couldn't complain about monotony. Besides, I participated in a military survival exercise in Netherlands. The drill required running a 14 km course and along the way, overcoming several barriers. This exercise was trying for both body and soul. Finishing the drill gave me more energy for the competition.
Who did you say thank you to after the competition?
First, to my girlfriend and to my family. It's important, to have a loving environment at home; this helped a great deal of my training for the competition. The other things are the physical and psychological training that I thank to Sensei Stefi. And finally, to my teammates, without them it would have been impossible to me to succeed.
You also hold training sessions. Did this success increase your esteem among your students?
Unfortunately, because of my injury and other duties, I still couldn't meet with everybody. I met with one blue belt fighter who was there rooting and I saw in his eyes that he was proud of me. I hope, I could show an example appropriate to our master; perhaps, I managed to demonstrate what karate really is.
What's next? Do you have idols?
I want to go to the next year European Championship. Do I have idols? My master, I would like to be a goal oriented teacher like him.
Do you still feel motivation to continue the self-mortifying trainings?
The "kyokushin heart" keeps me going. The slogan of the club says "True Victory is Self-victory". This is why we never give up. This community and lifestyle can give a lot to one. One gets a lot from karate and after a while he too can give a lot to the community.
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Edda Budaházy, the sister of the imprisoned patriot György Budaházy, calls all Hungarians, especially women to a protest march, on October 30, demanding the release of political prisoners. Krisztina Morvai, member of the European Parliament, will also participate.
Edda Budaházy is asking women to dress in black and bring black headscarf.
The march starts at the Ferenciek Square at 3 pm. and ends in front of the Ministry of Justice where protesters will hand over a petition demanding the release of political prisoners.
(szenkoronaradio.com - hungarianambiance.com)
On October 24, the 4th annual congress of Jobbik elected Előd Novák and Tamás Sneider as vice-presidents of the party. Now, Jobbik has six vice-presidents.
The congress has also modified party constitution preventing members of the Socialist, Liberal and the MDF (who have been still members of the party after 2007) parties to join Jobbik.
This preventive measure had to be taken in order to avert the possibility of infiltration by hostile forces into the party.
The congress coincided with Jobbik's 6th birthday celebration, as well. Also, this was the day when the Association of Nationalist Movements of Europe was founded. This success made Jobbik an important player on the European political palette.
Four nationalist parties signed a joint agreement with Jobbik, in Budapest initiating the formation of the Association of Nationalist Movements of Europe, reported the MTI, the Hungarian News Agency. Among those signed the declaration were French, Italian, Swedish and Belgian nationalist parties.
Zoltán Balczó, the vice-president of Jobbik said the plan was to create a European Nationalist Party that would be registered in Belgium or Strasbourg.
British, Spanish, Portuguese and Austrian nationalist movements are also showed interest joining to the new European party.
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)
Hedvig Karakas World Champion in 57 kg category at the Judo Junior World Championship in Paris [VIDEO]
In 57 kg, 5 victory were needed for the lovely Hedvig Karakas (HUN) to gain the supreme title, defeating in the final Juul Franssen from the Netherlands who has made a very strong impression so far.
Jobbik considers itself Gergely Pongrátz's visionary, moral and political successor and in this disposition wants to represent the interests of Hungarians all over the world. Hungarians and their descendents living in western countries are part of the Hungarian nation.
After the Trianon dictate Hungarians became the residents of eight neighboring countries, and following the 1956 tragedy, an additional 200 thousand refugees left their homeland. The losses became more prominent during the Kádár years when hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the country.
During the decades of the Kádár era, it was not the Hungarian embassies but the voluntary, self-organized political and cultural bodies of the various communities that kept the spirit of national consciousness. Unfortunately, since the collapse of communism the ruling political elite didn't encourage the return of Hungarians to their homeland. Because of this policy, they could contribute to the renewal of their country only in a small extent.
If elected into parliament, Jobbik will initiate new ways of dealing with the diaspora. This policy will require the expansion of the scope of Hungarian embassies (for instance, providing language courses for the descendents of Hungarian expats) that could be solved in no time, by replacing the current diplomatic staff. The World Federation of Hungarians could play a major role in this new strategy by providing administrative assistance to Hungarians considering the return to their homeland. The World Federation of Hungarians, in addition to dealing with issues essential for Hungarians living in the neighboring countries, could pay more attention to expatriates living in the western world; but to be able to fulfill this greater role, it is necessary to restore funding for the organization that Fidesz cut off during its administration.
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Sources are reporting that the Deak Square is full of people. There is heavy police presence but people are still arriving at a steady pace.
HVIM members are arriving to the Deak Squere to join to Jobbik's crowd.
Zoltán Balczó, MEP said the brighter future still hasn't arrived but our possibilities are better today than before. Five parties representing the European patriotic movements signed a joined agreement to fight together for the brighter future. It shows we are not alone continued Balczó. The situation today is similar to 1956 but today, we have to fight against the financial capital rather than the communists. In 2010, the most destructive period of recent Hungarian history will end said Balczó.
Krisztina Morvai said the mission of Hungarians was to show courage and determination to the world. She expressed her solidarity with György Budaházy and the imprisoned political prisoners. She said she had filed a lawsuit against Tibor Draskovics, the Minister of Justice, for false accusations. She said Jobbik has already managed to force the Liberal party out of Hungarian politics, the next step would be to do the same with the Socialists.
Representatives of Italian, Swedish and French patriotic organizations are also addressed briefly to the crowd. They expressed their opinion that the organizations have to join forces to fight for the ideal of a diverse Europe. They finished with the "Adjon az Isten..." God give us brighter future salute.
Claudio Pitti representing the Italian patriotic movement said Jobbik has the strength and determination to carry on. In 1956, Hungarians showed to the world such a courage and bravery that Europe and Italy will never forget.
In his speech Gábor Vona sent a message to Tibor Draskovics, the Minister of Justice: he said the problem was not the existence of the New Hungarian Guard but the real question was what Tibor Draskovics has been doing here. He also questioned the leader of the opposition, asking him what did he do, while the ex-communists looted the country. He said if they come to power they will re-open sugar factories and will build new shopping centers that will be called Turul and not Tesco. He also talked about the founding of the gendarmerie that will restore order in crime infected areas.
Riot police surrounded the Petőfi Square where the HVIM is holding its commemoration service. Among the speakers, Edda Budaházy, the sister of György Budaházy, said today police could snatch anyone on the suspicion of terrorism. She said we celebrate the anniversary of the 1956 revolution but by today we already have our own martyrs. She said on October 30 there will be a demonstration demanding the release of the political prisoners.
Lászlo Toroczkai and Gyula Zagyva drew a parallel between the Rakosi era and the present day political situation. One of the associates of the szentkorona radio news portal was snatched by police, as she left home. Since then, she is in custody and no one knows with what she is accused of.
Raffael Gimenez representing the Democracia Nacional said General Franco was the only western leader wanting to aid the Hungarian Uprising in 1956.
Despite police provocation, the gathering ended peacefully and the crowed left for the Deak Square to join to Jobbik's commemorations service.
(mno.hu - szentkoronaradio.com)
The anniversary of the 1956 revolution is fast approaching. Jobbik calls all Hungarians to the Deak Square for a celebration party; among the guests addressing to the people will be, Krisztina Morvai MEP, Andreas Mölzer MEP, Levente Murányi 1956 veteran, Zoltán Balczó MEP, Gábor Vona the president of Jobbik and György Dörner actor.
Balázs Sziva and Norbert Mentes, members of the Hungarica rock band, will perform on acoustic guitar.
There will be surprises as well; some prominent members of the EU Parliament will also show up.
Government controlled riot police tried to incite violence during a dignified 1956 commemoration service, in the city of Debrecen. The ceremony was organized by Jobbik and about 300 ordinary citizens attended the gathering including members of the New Hungarian Guard.
At the end of the peaceful celebration, police closed of the area and started identity checks, meanwhile citizens shouted slogans like traitors.
One woman fainted during the police operation and was treated by ambulance personnel.
The New Hungarian Guard will file a lawsuit against police because of the unlawful action.
Tibor Draskovics, Minister of Justice, an ex-apparatchik and one of the most hated members of the governing crime syndicate, already indicated that police would harass peaceful citizens during the October 23 celebrations if wearing the uniform of the Hungarian Guard, completely disregarding the law according to which everyone is free to dress as he/she wishes.
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)
By Hans Vogel
Those in Europe who continue reading their trusted, national newspapers, watching the state-controlled TV news, or listening to state-controlled news broadcasts, will not know what is going on around them. They are being fed a rigorously controlled diet of largely unconnected stories that are designed to give an upbeat impression about the economy.
Yes, there are signs of recovery; yes, one individual businessman does see light at the end of the tunnel; no, the loss of jobs is not as serious as it seemed in the first place, well...any European may complete this list with his own examples. The upbeat news about the economy is presented within a wider framework of the usual trivia of traffic accidents, the private lives of celebrities, and the ubiquitous news about crimes committed by young Muslim immigrants from the mountainous regions of Northern Africa and Turkey.
What one will definitely not learn is, how the unfolding economic crisis, or rather, depression, is affecting Europe's social fabric. Yet it is absolutely vital for anyone in Europe to be informed about what the current economic disaster is doing to his next-door neighbors, to his fellow-men in the same neighborhood, in the rest of the country and in the neighboring countries. It is vital to know what is going on because very soon, most Europeans will probably have to face similar problems. These will eventually have an impact on the entire continent and drastically change its face for years to come. So far, the effects are absolutely devastating and beyond what anyone would have thought possible even a year ago.
Would you believe that half a million people in Spain go hungry? That their situation is so bad they are actually receiving food aid from the EU? These and other shocking facts are to be found in a publication called “The economic crisis and its humanitarian impact on Europe—Testimonies from the Red Cross Red Crescent,” recently published by the Red Cross Red Crescent. It is the first publication that gives an idea of the effects of the current crisis. Since it is just a first step in an effort to determine the extent and scope of what is going on, most of the information is still unquantified. Nevertheless, the report is deeply disturbing, not to say alarming.
Unemployment is on the rise everywhere. Youth unemployment in the EU stands at an average 20%. In the EU alone, some 50 million people are “currently vulnerable due to unemployment; and this does not take into account those that are not looking for work.” Vulnerability can be translated as being exposed to homelessness and hunger. The vulnerability has only increased and will continue to increase, due to governments cutting the budgets for welfare, health care, subsidies and other payments to the socially weak. In other words, those who are so far hardest hit by the crisis are your colleague who lost his job, your old grandmother, your sick uncle, your infant niece, your adolescent nephew who dropped out from school. When will it be your turn to be thrown out of your comfortable middle class existence?
Many middle class Europeans literally become ill from worrying. Many are losing sleep at night, many are taking to drink or drugs and still others are in need of psychiatric treatment. There are already many in the middle class who cannot pay the electricity bills, the heating bills, the telephone bills. Many families are being cut off from utilities and no doubt more will follow. In some countries, such as Hungary, special aid programs have been started to help pay people's heating bills or their mortgages.
In the US, millions have been thrown out of their homes for not being able to pay the mortgage. Thus, outside most US cities and towns, the new homeless are now living in tents. So far, this phenomenon does not seem to have hit Europe but, do not worry, it will soon.
Whereas support for the EU poor and indigent is slow in coming and piecemeal, being left largely to the Red Cross, the Church and assorted charities, support for fraudulent and incompetent banksters has been massive.
The aggregate bailout for banks in Europe is estimated at roughly three trillion Euros, a figure as big as the entire gross national product of Germany, Europe's biggest economy. Nor has the banking problem been solved by this generous funding. According to a February report in the Daily Telegraph, European Banks are still sitting on some 18 trillion Euros in toxic assets (as big as the entire EU GNP). One could go adding to this the lesser but still impressive amounts wasted on other items, such the millions of Euros spent on the criminal colonial war in Afghanistan, the lavish tax breaks for multinational corporations, the billions spent on policies and techniques to halt global warming (which is really a hoax as any thinking person should know), the billions spent on acquiring untested, dubious swine-flu vaccines...the list can be extended endlessly.
The discrepancy between the waste of astronomical sums of hard-earned taxpayer Euros and the minimal funds allotted to the poor and helpless can only be qualified by one word: shameless.
Moreover, what most people fail to realize is that all the money spent on banks, bonuses, wars, junkets and hazy schemes, has to come from somewhere. All of this at a time there is negative economic growth. Anybody even remotely familiar with economics will tell you that when the amount of money in circulation is increased at a faster rate than the growth of the economy, inflation will be the result. Although most of today's governments cannot resist the temptation to fiddle the data, manipulating things like inflation rates, the truth will somehow always come out. In other words, do not give credence to the official data on the economy and inflation.
It does not take a genius to figure out what will be a major result of the present erroneous policies: increased social misery, increased social tension, more insecurity and more crime. All the more so since there aren't any signs of recovery. Just keep in mind that international shipping has virtually ceased and that activity in Europe's main ports has dropped dramatically. Really, it is going to be a long wait for recovery to even begin. And it only remains to be seen whether recovery—if it comes—will lead to a restoration of pre-crisis living standards.
Meanwhile, both the EU and its member state governments are spending billions of Euros to spy on their citizens and to devise even craftier ways of finding out what each individual citizen is thinking. Remember, every single EU citizen is assumed to be a terrorist. Not since the days of Metternich and Guizot have so many European governments been so afraid of their citizens. It would seem government paranoia is justified. Most people in the EU are angry at their governments, angry at the Brussels eurocracy. Many are even boiling with rage. The British secret service now regards the middle class as potentially revolutionary and the most dangerous to the existing order
If history shows anything it is that it is impossible to continue governing without the consent of the majority. The history of rebellions and revolutions shows that these tend to break out when key sections of the population are afraid to lose their livelihoods, like today's European middle classes. There is no reason why these rules would suddenly have lost their validity.
Change may be coming sooner than most people think.
Nigel Baker, British ambassador in Bolivia, who is also representing the European Union in the South-American country, visited the public prosecutor on Wednesday urging him to speed up the investigation of the circumstances of a security operation resulting the death of Eudardo Rózsa Flores, Árpád Magyarosi and Michael Dwyer in April.
The ambassador emphasized the importance of taking Hungarian and Irish autopsy reports into account during the investigation that in fact, are questioning the official version of the incident.
He said the current investigation have created too much uncertainties and got politicized.
Medián asked respondents to rank 25 leading politicians of the country. In the survey, Gábor Vona came out as the 9th most popular on the list.
Viktor Orbán, the leader of opposition Fidesz, has been voted to be the most popular and at the bottom of the list is Tibor Draskovics the Minister responsible for Police and Law Enforcement.
The H-599 patriotic rock band will pay tribute to the heroes of the 1956 uprising with a free concert. The place of the concert will be in the Big Bike Pub. For more info take a look at the poster below.
by Andrew Gavin Marshall
In the face of total global economic collapse, the prospects of a massive international war are increasing. Historically, periods of imperial decline and economic crisis are marked by increased international violence and war. The decline of the great European empires was marked by World War I and World War II, with the Great Depression taking place in the intermediary period.
Currently, the world is witnessing the decline of the American empire, itself a product born out of World War II. As the post-war imperial hegemon, America ran the international monetary system and reigned as champion and arbitrator of the global political economy.
To manage the global political economy, the US has created the single largest and most powerful military force in world history. Constant control over the global economy requires constant military presence and action.
Now that both the American empire and global political economy are in decline and collapse, the prospect of a violent end to the American imperial age is drastically increasing.
Read the rest here
The HVIM will remember the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, on October 23, in Budapest. The ceremony begins at 1 pm. on the Petőfi Square. During the remembrance-demonstration, participants will demand the release of political prisoners, the regime has been imprisoned since coming to power by a rigged vote, in 2002.
Among the speakers addressing to the people will be:
Edda Budaházy, the sister of György Budaházy
László Toroczkai, the founder of the HVIM
Gyula Zagyva, the president of the HVIM
Zsolt Tyirityán, the spokesperson of Betyársereg
Raffael Gimenez, representing the Spanish Democracia Nacional
Balázs Sziva, the lead singer of the Romantikus Erőszak
After the ceremony participants will go to the Deák Square to join to Jobbik's commemoration service, starting at 3 pm.