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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

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    EASW

    European American States of the World.
    We then would occupy the left half of the Risk...I mean world map. But as much as it is tempting to call it that, the rest of the world may feel threatened by this name that states that their lands should also fall to EASW.

    Any other names out there?

    Id go with a simple EUSA since Union and United are basically the same. But that would be too simple for this divine invention.

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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    You left a secure US Federal Government job during recession?
    NO I left in 1989 or go to jail. My boss was hiding our inspection reports in her desk which was a violation of Federal environmental law which also stated that if such reports were not delivered to the appropriate agency for action the writers were equally lable.

    All 5 in my unit quit and went immediately to our local congressman and the FBI. The FBI promptly lost the files and the Congressman tried to get something going but was voted out of office soon afterward. After that no one would do anything.

    I then went to work for the State of Michigan and left there in 2001 to take care of my Autistic son
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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    NO I left in 1989 or go to jail. My boss was hiding our inspection reports in her desk which was a violation of Federal environmental law which also stated that if such reports were not delivered to the appropriate agency for action the writers were equally lable.

    All 5 in my unit quit and went immediately to our local congressman and the FBI. The FBI promptly lost the files and the Congressman tried to get something going but was voted out of office soon afterward. After that no one would do anything.

    I then went to work for the State of Michigan and left there in 2001 to take care of my Autistic son
    Huh! Look at that! I thought that corruption occurs only around these parts!

    Whatever you found must be something big. Bigger than the congressman for sure!

    Corruption and nepotism really damages our countries. It is so hard to fight its spreading' for it is difficult to identify and do a major response against it.

    Still for what its worth, I hope you are well with your son, for what you all did is very brave. Wish there were more of those than corruption.

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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Huh! Look at that! I thought that corruption occurs only around these parts!

    Whatever you found must be something big. Bigger than the congressman for sure!

    Corruption and nepotism really damages our countries. It is so hard to fight its spreading' for it is difficult to identify and do a major response against it.

    Still for what its worth, I hope you are well with your son, for what you all did is very brave. Wish there were more of those than corruption.
    It was not that it was BIG. it was the DOD I worked for and we found violations everywhere we went. This was not news since ABC and CBS had recently done a teledocumentary on several DOD bases in Colorado and Arkansas. Remember this was the Reagan Administration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    It was not that it was BIG. it was the DOD I worked for and we found violations everywhere we went. This was not news since ABC and CBS had recently done a teledocumentary on several DOD bases in Colorado and Arkansas. Remember this was the Reagan Administration.
    So violations on the department of defense are done and when captured at best (if lucky) the issue is told to average Joe to handle it through media. Somehow this doesn't seems to work. What can ordinary people do when even the FBI fails?

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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    So violations on the department of defense are done and when captured at best (if lucky) the issue is told to average Joe to handle it through media. Somehow this doesn't seems to work. What can ordinary people do when even the FBI fails?
    No you misunderstand. The media caught wind of some funny business at two bases which handle old chemcial and biolgical weapons. they checked it out and found a BIG problem and reported it. The DOD went ape **** over it and the "house' went dark so to speak.

    The FBI fails when it is told to fail. The agents I knew in Wisconsin and some other states seemed to be good guys but this type thing is usually passed up the chain and then they yank yours.
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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Huh! Look at that! I thought that corruption occurs only around these parts!

    Whatever you found must be something big. Bigger than the congressman for sure!

    Corruption and nepotism really damages our countries. It is so hard to fight its spreading' for it is difficult to identify and do a major response against it.

    Still for what its worth, I hope you are well with your son, for what you all did is very brave. Wish there were more of those than corruption.

    Congratulations. What's the climate like in Albania. For some reason, I always thought of Albania as a stooge of the Soviets. I guess because it is small and somewhat remote. Either Albania or Bulgaria was famous for doing a once a year currency scam to finance its government. Does that sound familiar?

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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Congratulations. What's the climate like in Albania. For some reason, I always thought of Albania as a stooge of the Soviets. I guess because it is small and somewhat remote. Either Albania or Bulgaria was famous for doing a once a year currency scam to finance its government. Does that sound familiar?
    It is slightly raining here in Dardania. Stooge is a good word and Albania did stooge the Soviets and that during the Stalin era too. It was the dictator Enver Hoxha who freaking isolated the country with his paranoid sense of reality and obsession with communism to the point (check this now) that he even evaluated that the Soviets were not following communism like they should (like him) and turned their back to them. Shortly after a grand welcoming was made in China for him that was of course interested for the stooge role again in Europe for trading.

    The role was mutually beneficial for the Chinese provided much financial help. But it isolated the country to the point that no one (even tourists) could not get in or out without "proper" looks (basically no: jeans, long hair, beard, fancy hair style, etc). Then after his death and fall of communism, few great people happened to come to Albania's shores for a guest visit:

    Remarks Commemorating 100 Years of Albanian Independence

    Those were George H.W. Bush and his associates that were modestly dressed as if they were not presidents and came for a friendly visit in 1991 to meet with PM Sali Berisha. Because George W. Bush came in 2007 also and a huge ceremony was made to honor him the sites are flooded with Bush jr and I can't find images of George sr with Sali Berisha. But you have it there in that link.

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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    No you misunderstand. The media caught wind of some funny business at two bases which handle old chemcial and biolgical weapons. they checked it out and found a BIG problem and reported it. The DOD went ape **** over it and the "house' went dark so to speak.

    The FBI fails when it is told to fail. The agents I knew in Wisconsin and some other states seemed to be good guys but this type thing is usually passed up the chain and then they yank yours.
    Thanks for clarifying that up Wolfman. How would you kick corruption, nepotism, and greed? You with such experience you probably have more expertise to speak of an enlightening method against the above 3 most potent country harming factors.

    After the movie "Bodyguard" I wanted to join Secret Service for a while.

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    Re: Albania is celebrating its 100th Year of Independence

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Thanks for clarifying that up Wolfman. How would you kick corruption, nepotism, and greed? You with such experience you probably have more expertise to speak of an enlightening method against the above 3 most potent country harming factors.
    Not really. Maybe we need Vulcans to take control. No emotions, no ego, no greed. Long life and prosper!
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