Archive for April 27th, 2009

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Oppps!! – Bit Of An International Relations Disaster

April 27, 2009

This, no doubt, will be a costly mistake!!

One of the major “tabloids” in the UK did an article on lie detectors and pedophilia in the past few days and needed a photo for the story.

Being the lazy and “piss poor” journalists they are, they surfed the net to find a picture of someone taking a lie detector test………..Now if it were me, and my “mug shot” appeared in an article about “pedophilia” I would be outraged…….as well as probably being wrongfully labelled as such by the local populous and being subjected to violence and further smears……..amongst many other repercussions…………

The picture they published was this………….

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……..and the guy is not a pedophile………he may be many things………but not a kiddy fiddler!!!

Who is he?……………..His name is Leonid Chernovetsky…………..and he happens to be the Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capitol city and therefore one of the most powerful, rich and well-known Ukrainians on the face of the planet.

Now, everyone goes to the UK courts for “damages” over slanderous or libelous comments made about them from anywhere in the world……..regardless of any UK involvement………such is the way the law is written. 

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Specifically, it doesn’t matter who said or wrote what, or where on the face of the planet it happened, the nationalities of either or any party involved, you can seek damages through the UK courts should you wish, over what damage your reputation has incurred……where ever it occurred.

You can now expect that this particular “tabliod newspaper” will be going to get an absolute hammering very soon from an extremely pissed off Mayor in Ukraine!!!

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National Speed Limit Changes – Ukraine

April 27, 2009

Now, whilst the government has to “shoe horn” legislation through to try and get more IMF money via executive order from Ms Tymoshenko……..being as dis-functional as it is………the new national speed limits are ratified and announced…….strangely whilst parliament is in recess…….hmmmmmm.

Anyway, the speed limit in all of Ukraine’s cities has been reduced to 60 kph…….which is exactly 37.28 mph.

Still too fast?……….Well, if anyone could actually reach that speed in a Ukrainian city centre they would actually be fairly happy………

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I jest not, when I say you will walk faster than the city centre traffic.

The limit for motorways has been raised from 110 kph to 130 kph……..or 68.35 mph to 80.78 mph…….which for a country larger than France legally saves a lot of time on the long stretches between towns and cities here……..

………Well it would, but the only road recognised as a motorway is a 20 minute stretch between Kyiv and Boryspil Airport throughout the entire country. 

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All the other hundreds of thousands of kilometers of long, straight, featureless roads between the major towns and cities, are not being recognised as motorways………and remain at 110 kph.

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Yep, thanks a lot!!!

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