May 8th, 2016

победа панамки

Завтра журналисты, расследующие офшорные секреты Панамы, опубликуют данные по владельцам более чем 200,000 счетов, выявленных Панамогейтом. Имена директоров компаний или владельцев акций в этих компаниях, названия и адреса этих компаний, имена посредников, помогавших в создании офшорных компаний. Все эти данные будут введены в открытую базу данных доступную для всех.
Ожидается, что имена более 625 канадцев будут в этом списке. Хотя владение офшорным счетом не является преступлением, канадские граждане обязаны сообщать в налоговую инспекцию о любых офшорных счетах со вкладами более 100 тыс. долларов.
Укрывательство доходов от налогов с помощью офшора  является преступлением независимо от размера суммы денег на счету.
 Только две страны заявили, что Панамагейт является американским заговором направленным против их руководства: Китай и РФ.
Публикация состоится 9-го Мая 2016 года.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/panama-papers-icij-database-names-public-1.3572138

WHY AM I AGAINST THE RESETTLEMENT OF SYRIAN REFUGEES IN CANADA

 I came to Canada as landed immigrant from Russia more then 20 years ago. I believe that people have a right to decide where they want to live and I also believe that Canada has an obligation to help victims of political, racial, sexual or religious oppression.  Why am I against the resettlement of 25 000 refugees from Syria in Canada? Because I think it is a wrong solution.
Syrian refugees are victims of civil war. Vast majority of them did not plan to leave the country before civil war started and majority of them will return to their homes as soon as war ends. The same way it happened to refugees from Lebanon, former Yugoslavia or Rwanda. That is why Syrian refugees do not want to go to Canada or USA (If my information is correct only 11 000 refugees
agreed to consider move to Canada). So, moving 25 000 people to a temporary home on other side of the planet will be very nice and expensive exercise in futility.
            We also have to consider problems that will be created by moving so many people to Canada in such short time:

  • there will be an added pressure on healthcare providers and, as a result, increased waiting time for everybody. As far as I know none of the provinces decided to hire additional nurses or doctors or to increase number of beds in the hospitals;

  • problems with the social housing. Once again, we don’t have enough affordable homes for low income people who are already in Canada and I didn’t hear that anybody is increasing funding or construction in that area;

  • problems with schools and daycare – same reasons as above;

  • increased pressure on social assistance, since federal government will give a priority to mothers with kids to come to Canada first it is obvious that vast majority of them will rely on financial assistance from the provinces.

    One other problem with moving so many people to Canada is federal government itself. It is still fidgeting with the cost of resettling of Syrian refugees in Canada – at the beginning it was 200 million, now it is 1.2 billion, tomorrow..?  It is also obvious that promise to bring only families or mothers with children to Canada is just smoke and mirrors. Are Canadians prepared to refuse entry to the uncle or grandfather or brother of that mother? Of course not and we all know that. I’m not very concern with possibility of increased terrorist activities in Canada, unfortunately, as life already had showed us, majority of terrorist acts in Canada or in Europe are committed by our own citizens.
What are my suggestions? To help Syrians where they are – in the Middle East. First, Canada should provide financial help  to the countries that are most affected by refugee crisis, to help refugees in their camps (health, education, policing, etc.) Second, Canada should help to end the civil war in Syria by eliminating ISIS and removing Assad from power, so Syrian people can return and start to rebuild their homeland.

I wrote it 6 month ago

sweet nothing

I never knew who I want to be

Just be, I thought, would be enough

But God obviously dealt my cards

And he (may be she)

called my bluff

Then I turn to the devil

didn’t have to look far

Make me a deal, I said

He (definitely he) smiled across the bar –

Deal, you’ll  going to be a poet.

in memory

        Поезд проснулся - вскричал вдалеке

        Мой брат улыбнулся - ушёл налегке.

        Взревели моторы, зажглись огоньки

        И стали словами движенья руки.

         Мой брат не ушёл - улетел навсегда,

         И в небе я вижу два белых крыла,

         И слышу я голос, что смерть не возьмёт

         Того, кого сердце моё бережёт.

          Я знаю, мы встретимся и не ропщу,

          Но взглядом на небе я крылья ищу,

          Я б мир обменял на касанье руки...

          В печали, в надежде и вечной любви

                                                05/05/2011

Тем, кто хочет уйти - не сбежать,

Тем, кто умер - придётся лежать.

И сколько ты ни кричи

Всё ветер уносит в ночи.

Лишь сердце моё стучит

по тем, кто в ночи кричит.