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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The Essential Nell McCafferty

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie The Essential Nell McCafferty: "In The Eyes Of The Law", the long-running column which resulted, was a devastating demystification of the judicial system. It showed the unfairness, the prejudice, the class bias?THEN AND NOW?

Ireland: National Development Plan 2007-2013: transforming Ireland: a better quality of life for all. - Drugs and Alcohol

Ireland: National Development Plan 2007-2013: transforming Ireland: a better quality of life for all. - Drugs and Alcohol: Ireland. Government of Ireland. (2007) Ireland: National Development Plan 2007-2013: transforming Ireland: a better quality of life for all.?ELITES?

Public Inquiry · Mr. Appleby or Mickey Mouse in charge of ODCE – No difference

Public Inquiry · Mr. Appleby or Mickey Mouse in charge of ODCE – No difference: The ODCE, in common with all other so called enforcement agencies in our blighted country, is a useless toothless tiger and like all other so called enforcement agencies is designed, effectively, to prevent white collar criminals being brought to justice.?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Public Inquiry · Custom House Capital victims: Still waiting for justice

Public Inquiry · Custom House Capital victims: Still waiting for justice: One woman lost close to half a million so twenty grand, if she gets that, will mean little?

Taoiseach seeks legal advice on latest EU deal - Newstalk.ie

Taoiseach seeks legal advice on latest EU deal - Newstalk.ie: The Taoiseach is to await legal advice from the Attorney-General with regard to how the agreed inter-governmental treaty agreed at the EU summit last night.?

EUobserver.com / Headline News / EU legal expert casts doubt on new fiscal treaty

EUobserver.com / Headline News / EU legal expert casts doubt on new fiscal treaty: He added that a two-speed EU with a separate treaty for eurozone members might work but would undermine the European Commission in its basic tasks of protecting the interests of smaller member states and launching EU-level legal proposals.?

EU Treaty: new EU plan 'abuses power', say lawyers - Telegraph

EU Treaty: new EU plan 'abuses power', say lawyers - Telegraph: Legal advice seen by The Daily Telegraph warns that the breakaway group of 26 countries cannot use the EU institutions or change European treaties without Britain’s consent.?

Is austerity the best policy? - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 28, 2012

Is austerity the best policy? - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 28, 2012: [Anglo] was a private bank, so why should taxpayers have to give up health and education to make good on a private bank?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Statutory Fund – the Minister’s response. | The God Squad

Statutory Fund – the Minister’s response. The God Squad: Nothing changes. Their apologies mean absolutely nothing. They will never listen and learn because they do not want to.?

Gardai probe SECOND FF TD's phone claims | Mail Online

Gardai probe SECOND FF TD's phone claims Mail Online: Expenses campaigner and chartered accountant Enid O’Dowd said that even if invoices were genuine, there could be abuses. ‘There are no rules insisting on value for money, or that the work does not go to family or friends for these expenses.?

Friday, January 27, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Banking System Rotten to the Core | William K Black PhD | FINANCIAL SENSE

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Banking System Rotten to the Core William K Black PhD FINANCIAL SENSE: The group that has the audacity to refer to itself as the productive class is the largest destroyer of lives, jobs, and of wealth of any group ever produced in this world.?

Commissioner withdraws NAMA Decision – The Story

Commissioner withdraws NAMA Decision – The Story: The core issue is how to read the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007. And essentially that comes down to what “and includes” means in statutory interpretation. This question should be answered in the Anglo Irish Bank case, and any ruling that comes from it will affect NAMA (and indeed a range of other public authorities/bodies).
It is a relatively minor setback for greater transparency, but overall the fight continues both for more accountable institutions and for legal clarity.?

Irish doors 'closed' to Jewish families - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 27, 2012

Irish doors 'closed' to Jewish families - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 27, 2012: This, of course, does not mean that de Valera lacked compassion. After all, he did manage to offer his sincere condolences to the German ambassador in Dublin on the death of Adolf Hitler – the dictator who invaded most of our European neighbours, and in the process deliberately targeted and systematically murdered many millions of innocent civilians they regarded as “Untermenschen” or “sub-humans”.?

AFP: Top archbishop 'denounces Vatican corruption'

AFP: Top archbishop 'denounces Vatican corruption': "My transfer is causing disarray and discouragement among those who believed it was possible to resolve the numerous situations of corruption and waste" in the Vatican, he reportedly said in one letter to the pope in March 2011.?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

How Power and Influence Helped Big Banks Rewrite the Rules | Truthout

How Power and Influence Helped Big Banks Rewrite the Rules Truthout: . Given the 2008 meltdown, he’s surprised Wall Street still has so much power over Washington lawmakers.?

Public Inquiry · Enda Kenny: Two-faced and hypocritical

Public Inquiry · Enda Kenny: Two-faced and hypocritical: A corrupt political system that created a culture where politicians, bankers, developers, solicitors, estate agents and a whole raft of other ruthless and greedy individuals and organisations thrived in a completely lawless environment.?YEP JUST THINK"RACHEL PEAVOY"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prosperity on RTE last night

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prosperity on RTE last night: "But the basic shape, a marginalised youth with nowhere to go, is that of what was meant to be a breakthrough social-realist drama, first screened by RTÉ in 1971. Brian MacLochlainn's A Week in the Life of Martin Cluxton followed a Dublin kid released from an industrial school and finding that he belongs nowhere in an indifferent city. The two films even share the same political subtext, drawing attention to those left behind by a long economic boom and to the State's carelessness of those who need it most."?

The Dash Poem

The Dash Poem: If we could just slow down enough
To consider what”s true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.?

The Dash | Linda Ellis

The Dash Linda Ellis: THOSE by Linda Ellis (Copyright 2010)
I write, not for those thankful
for an abundance of wealth,
… for whom good fortune has blessed
their home and their health;
those who walk golden pathways
toward means and success…
a safe distance apart
from those who have less,

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt: Europe doesn't need to be rebuilt - Davos 2012 - MarketWatch

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt: Europe doesn't need to be rebuilt - Davos 2012 - MarketWatch: Thorning-Schmidt also emphasized the importance of creating jobs. “People will accept austerity if we also talk about jobs and growth,” she said. “While people are prepared to make sacrifices, they will not be sacrificed.”
She noted that while we talk about banks that are too big to fail, “a lot of people are feeling that they are too small to matter.”?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: How is it that the new world order that was promised after the Soviet collapse is increasingly beginning to resemble a ruthless international mafia and less and less a democratic system?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

European Charter of the Commons Campaign - P2P Foundation

European Charter of the Commons Campaign - P2P Foundation: “The dichotomy of private property and the state, on which the current constitutional tradition is grounded, has proven itself incapable of resisting the distortions produced by more than 20 years of neoliberal order. The outcome has been a global and severe constitutional imbalance, favoring the private sector and specifically corporate interests at the expense of the people.
Massive transfers of common resources from the public to the private sphere are occurring throughout the world, with total disregard of any constitutional guarantees of the public interest, due process, and just compensation. Our democracies are increasingly being jeopardized by collusive state and market actors; government representatives that put the short term profits of individuals and corporations ahead of the interests of the common people.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Special arrangements for special people

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Special arrangements for special people: "What kind of change?Well for one the perks that are “enshrined”in legislation for the benefit of the political class.To quote Diarmuid Martin”laws and regulations are needed to protect the poor and curb the natural tendency to arrogance of the powerful.When the regulatory authorities are not functioning that natural ARROGANCE emerges.”unquote"?

Children's hospital apologises for boy's death - RTÉ News

Children's hospital apologises for boy's death - RTÉ News: They said it had taken seven years, a High Court action and an amendment to the Coroner's Act to finally get the answer and an apology.
In the statement, read by Mrs Nowlan, the family said that as grieving parents they should not have had to meet a "Wall Of Silence" and culture of denial from the hospital.?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“Paddy likes to know what the story is” – Ireland’s Taoiseach-in-waiting promises to tell the truth · TheJournal.ie

“Paddy likes to know what the story is” – Ireland’s Taoiseach-in-waiting promises to tell the truth · TheJournal.ie: They didn’t take to the streets but they’ve wreaked vengeance on those who let them down”.?

The Power of Humane Education | Care2 Causes

The Power of Humane Education Care2 Causes: During the second week of January, I taught a humane education course to 8th graders at a local school. My goal for the course was to inspire the students to identify and embrace the best qualities of human beings and put these qualities into practice in concrete ways that create a healthy, just and compassionate world for all people, animals and the environment. The week focused on changemakers – individuals who’ve worked to change unjust and inhumane systems?

Press Statement: Case of Louise Bayliss intended to discourage whistleblo​wing | Joe Higgins.ie

Press Statement: Case of Louise Bayliss intended to discourage whistleblo​wing Joe Higgins.ie: “Whistleblowers don’t just require protection but active encouragement. More timely whistleblowing by decent people in the financial sector, the Catholic church, the nursing homes, in the Garda Siochana and "Many Other Places" would have well served us in recent years.”?

Public Inquiry · Senator Turnhout: Already contaminated by our corrupt political system

Public Inquiry · Senator Turnhout: Already contaminated by our corrupt political system: I agree with full accountability.?DARA CALLEARY FF JUSTICE SPOKESMAN CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO DEATH OF SNIFFER DOG IN WHEATFIELD PRISON:QUOTE"WE SHOULD GET A FULL DISCLOSURE OF"ALL THE DETAILS"OF THIS INCIDENT WHAT HAS HAPPENED THIS POOR ANIMAL IS JUST HORRENDOUS?UNQUOTE.STORY BY DEBBIE McCANN IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY 22/1/2012.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Public Inquiry · Praise for Gavin Sheridan’s hard work

Public Inquiry · Praise for Gavin Sheridan’s hard work: Gene Kerrigan had a wide- ranging article in last Sunday’s Independent.
Everything from Minister Howlin’s toilet to the underlying reasons for the global financial crisis was the target of his crusading pen.
It was nice to see him give due recognition to Gavin Sheridan (My nephew) as one of his principle sources of research.?RIGHTLY SO.

Monday, January 16, 2012

BBC NEWS | UK | Euro MP expenses 'can reach £1m'

BBC NEWS UK Euro MP expenses 'can reach £1m': The TPA has published an internal report - the Galvin Report - on abuse of MEPs' expenses, which had been kept secret by the European Parliament but was partially leaked last year.?CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSE'S?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Independents defend 'leader's allowance' - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 14, 2012

Independents defend 'leader's allowance' - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 14, 2012: Another Independent Senator, Martin McAleese, said there should be “no such thing” as unvouched expenses for any member of the Oireachtas?

IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS

IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS: Many of the workers have been with Vita Cortex for most of their working lives. Cal O’Leary, 62, spent 44 years working for the company, while John Daly worked there for 47 years. Others have spent between two and four decades with the company. In total, the 32 have spent 847 years working for Vita Cortex.?

Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual ‘leaders’ allowance’ · TheJournal.ie

Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual ‘leaders’ allowance’ · TheJournal.ie: Fianna Fáil member of the committee Seán Fleming described the payment as “the best kept secret in public life in Ireland?JOKE.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: John Bruton who was committed to restoring trust in the political system,the government he stated without blushing must go about its work without excesses or extravagance and as "TRANSPARENTLY" as if working behind a pane of glass this was during the Brendan Smyth scandal?13/1/2012.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Journalist and documentary-maker Mary Raftery dies · TheJournal.ie

Journalist and documentary-maker Mary Raftery dies · TheJournal.ie: It was there that her investigation into the background of a prominent Dublin family of professional "criminals" first alerted her to the effect of industrial schools on the lives of the children committed to them and would lead to her later work.?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Journalist Mary Raftery dies aged 54 - RTÉ News

Journalist Mary Raftery dies aged 54 - RTÉ News: Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin credited her exposés of clerical child sexual abuse on RTÉ television with making the Church a better place for children. He also said it had made it a place that had learned many lessons.?

Gardai must answer cover-up claims, say family of slain priest - National News - Independent.ie

Gardai must answer cover-up claims, say family of slain priest - National News - Independent.ie: 'Badfellas', by crime writer Paul Williams, claims that notorious Dublin criminal John Traynor returned a stolen garda file on the Molloy case in return for charges being dropped against him.?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Supt claims privilege in C-IRA trial evidence | BreakingNews.ie

Supt claims privilege in C-IRA trial evidence BreakingNews.ie: Cross-examined by Ms McMorrow, Chief Supt Kelly said that he had paid no money from garda funds for the source of his information.?

He agreed that he regarded the source as "reliable and well placed".

IPRT and the Community Platform: Social Exclusion and Crime | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT and the Community Platform: Social Exclusion and Crime Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Community Platform will explore these questions and more by way of a seminar which will examine the impact of increasing levels of social exclusion on crime, and how the problem of crime disproportionately impacts on marginalised communities. A new IPRT Position Paper, The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime: Ireland’s Disproportionate Punishment of the Poor will be launched at the event.?

Blind eye turned to prostitution; Gardai allow informers to continue vice-ring - claim.(News) - The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland) | HighBeam Research

Blind eye turned to prostitution; Gardai allow informers to continue vice-ring - claim.(News) - The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland) HighBeam Research: Junior justice minister Willie O'Dea said he was seriously concerned at reports that two Garda informers were allowed to carry on running the Limerick-based vice ring.
He said: ''I don't think we can as a society countenance a situation where quite serious crime is left undetected or unpunished or unpursued for the greater good of apprehending what the gardai, at any particular point in time, regard as a more serious …?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Paddy Confronts Banker Cabal « Shane Ross

Paddy Confronts Banker Cabal « Shane Ross: There were no punters in the cabal, nobody in trouble with their mortgage, no representatives of those at the mortgage coalface like MABS, New Beginning, the Free Legal Advice Centre or St Vincent de Paul. Comfortable civil servants, an elite accountant, central bankers and two bankers are handing down solutions for those fighting to hold on to their homes.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2011/11/encouragechange-encouragechangepaddocon.html: ?[22/12/1993]KYRON FITZGERALD SUNDAY INDEPENDENT"?

Public Inquiry · Bruton demands sacrifices from everybody – except himself

Public Inquiry · Bruton demands sacrifices from everybody – except himself: A reduction in his present salary as chairman of the IFSC.
Somehow I think Bruton will be holding on to all his ‘entitlements’.
The ‘we’ he is demanding major sacrifices from are, I suspect, ordinary citizens struggling to survive the financial disaster brought down upon them by ruthless, incompetent politicians like Bruton.?

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland: ( The Victory Outreach Center) Cork.?

Report on child deaths in care to be published | Irish Examiner

Report on child deaths in care to be published Irish Examiner: The report, which looks at the deaths of 196 children between the years "2000 and 2010", found that in 115 cases reviewed by the panel the cause of death was unnatural causes, ranging from suicide to drug overdose to accidents and killings.?

Ray Grehan declared bankrupt in the UK - RTÉ News

Ray Grehan declared bankrupt in the UK - RTÉ News: A property developer who was last year ordered by the courts to repay some €300m to NAMA has been declared bankrupt in Britain, insolvency papers showed today.?

NAMA reveals new practice in Irish banks : give a borrower a loan, give the borrower a second loan to pay interest on the first loan, and classify the first loan as performing « NAMA Wine Lake

NAMA reveals new practice in Irish banks : give a borrower a loan, give the borrower a second loan to pay interest on the first loan, and classify the first loan as performing « NAMA Wine Lake: Banks engaged in a practice whereby they advanced a loan (let’s call it Loan #1) to a developer for say €100m. They then advanced a second loan (Loan #2) for €11m, and the purpose of advancing Loan #2 was to enable the developer to pay interest on Loan #1 and Loan #2! And because the interest on Loan #1 was being paid as normal and in accordance to the loan agreement, the bank was able to say the loan was performing! SurelyIreland’s banking regulator wasn’t aware of such practice…?

Ahern rejects specialist juries proposal | Irish Examiner

Ahern rejects specialist juries proposal Irish Examiner: He added there would also be practical difficulties in finding jurors with specialist knowledge who did not know, have dealings with or move in the same circles as the accused given the small size of the country.?

Dissent Magazine - Winter 2004 Issue - Decades of Dissent

Dissent Magazine - Winter 2004 Issue - Decades of Dissent: They believed in the value of disagreement, especially in a society that celebrated consensus?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Protesters say Secret Santa gave them keys of empty €1m offices - National News - Independent.ie

Protesters say Secret Santa gave them keys of empty €1m offices - National News - Independent.ie: Protesters say Secret Santa gave them keys of empty €1m offices?

Critical Legal Thinking › Law & the Political

Critical Legal Thinking › Law & the Political: In late 2008, the housing rights advocacy group, Take Back the Land, also started occupying empty and foreclosed houses to move in homeless people and their families.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dr.Paul Carson the socially disadvantaged in society speak a different language to that of middle class professionals - Google Search

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dr.Paul Carson the socially disadvantaged in society speak a different language to that of middle class professionals - Google Search: "As Dr.Paul Carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class ..."?

Spailpín

Spailpín: (all important debates, for another day),?

Spailpín

Spailpín: Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.?COPYRIGHT@?

Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry | Truthout

Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry Truthout: My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve - dangerously naïve.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: November 2010: "'The only times juveniles who were locked up in portlaoise in the 1960s were separated from adult inmates was on a sunday during mass,i think it was a social experiment or"SOCIAL" engineering on working class children by the grey haired men of the day'?"

Bill Moyers Launches New Weekly Series with Three Shows that Probe the... -- NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Bill Moyers Launches New Weekly Series with Three Shows that Probe the... -- NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --: ." The new series begins with three broadcasts exploring how America's gross inequality is no accident, but was in fact "politically engineered," says Moyers.?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: It shows courts and prison for the lower classes,tribunals for those in power and the well connected,there might be a tribunal set up to find out why it is that the prisons since the foundation of the state is only bursting at the seems with those from a working class background?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Who’s watching the watchers?

Labour in Irish History revisited | Socialist Party

Labour in Irish History revisited Socialist Party: Often Distorting His Ideas To Justify Their "Political" Positions.?

Are British Police anti-working class? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers

Are British Police anti-working class? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers: Are British Police anti-working class?JUST BRITISH POLICE?

Irish Children in 18th Century Schools and Institutions

Irish Children in 18th Century Schools and Institutions: While the above sources can yield much valuable information about the elites and 'the middling sorts', information establishing the actuality of children's lives for the peasant/pauper and 'the unwanted' is slightly more difficult and perhaps reflects their position in eighteenth-century Irish society?

Letters: The Lawrence verdict and racism in Britain | UK news | The Guardian

Letters: The Lawrence verdict and racism in Britain UK news The Guardian: Two key social issues arise from the trial of two of Stephen Lawrence's murderers (After 18 years, justice, 4 January). The first is that the then government, under both Thatcher and Major, would not countenance any criticism of the police, especially by black people adversely affected by policing, nor did it acknowledge that institutions were often providing different and less equal standards against which black people were judged and treated. Those of us who did raise these charges in the 1970s, 80s and 90s were accused of having a chip on our shoulder, being "politically correct" and dismissed as "loony".?

Goldman Sachs whistleblower threatened with the sack | FAIR

Goldman Sachs whistleblower threatened with the sack FAIR: A solicitor at HM Revenue & Customs who turned whistleblower to disclose that senior managers had quietly let off Goldman Sachs from paying millions of pounds in tax penalties is facing disciplinary procedures and possible prosecution for speaking out.?

Parliamentary watchdogs waiting for reply to call for accountability | FAIR

Parliamentary watchdogs waiting for reply to call for accountability FAIR: ‘Who Watches The Watchdogs’?

G20 progress on whistleblower protection | FAIR

G20 progress on whistleblower protection FAIR: The progress being made by G20 countries towards more effective anti-corruption systems – as set out in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) – is in part due to the support provided by Transparency International and other civil society organizations. FAIR was one of the contributors to the compendium on whistleblower protection contained in the Anti-Corruption Plan?

Feds to appoint another whistleblower watchdog who won’t bite | FAIR

Feds to appoint another whistleblower watchdog who won’t bite FAIR: With hindsight it seems evident that the Harper government has striven to silence honest public servants from the moment it first came to power in 2006. First, it pushed through whistleblower legislation that was known to be deeply flawed. Then it appointed as its new watchdog, Christiane Ouimet, a hand-picked bureaucrat who seemed hostile to the very people she was supposed to protect.?

FAIR's ten questions re appointment of toothless whistleblower watchdog | FAIR

FAIR's ten questions re appointment of toothless whistleblower watchdog FAIR: Mario Dion, the Prime Minister’s choice for Public Sector Integrity Commissioner will testify before a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. This will be almost the final step in installing a whistleblower watchdog who has demonstrated over the past year that he can be equally ineffective as his disgraced predecessor.?

Whistleblower watchdog hints he's found wrongdoing | FAIR

Whistleblower watchdog hints he's found wrongdoing FAIR: Some of the files are being "re-examined" after being dismissed by Dion's predecessor, Christiane Ouimet.?

Integrity Commissioner misleads in TV interview | FAIR

Integrity Commissioner misleads in TV interview FAIR: Dion claimed that he did not say in a meeting last March that he would not apply for the Commissioner job while serving as Interim Commissioner because it would cause a conflict for him as he would be perceived to be trying to please Prime Minister Harper and his Cabinet in order to win the Commissioner position, and that would make whistleblowers less likely to trust him.?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ombudsman reviews European vote investigation - Village Magazine

Ombudsman reviews European vote investigation - Village Magazine: The US State Department offered him the opportunity to discuss these issues. Ó Luain has decided that it is better to allow An Garda Síochána the opportunity to do their job properly before bringing this issue to the attention of foreign governments. All this may seem to Metropolitans like Red Indian territory but it is the most blatant electoral mistake in the history of our state. The issue deserves a transparent investigation.?