Wednesday, February 21

KONE in a cartel

“The European Union (EU) has imposed a record fine of 992m euros ($1.3bn; £666.8m) on four lift and escalator manufacturers for price-fixing. Germany's ThyssenKrupp, US-owned Otis, Kone of Finland and Swiss firm Schindler were fined for taking part in a market-rigging cartel.”

Probably the amount of 992m € seems unbelievable high for the average person but how much these companies really profited creating a cartel and then the next question should be, how many more cartels like that exist?

There are only very few places in Finland without KONE lifts and it makes you wander how they managed to preclude any other company. And please don’t tell me that this has to be with KONE been a Finnish company. If that was true then every Finn should have a NOKIA and I can say that Erickson is not doing bad at all in this country!

Friday, February 16

It takes ball to do so...

Funny, I wrote an article about CIA flights this week for Ovi magazine and now it comes this one on the news, “An Italian judge has ordered 26 US citizens - most of them CIA agents - to stand trial over the kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003. Osama Mustafa Hassan was allegedly seized by the CIA and flown to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.”

I’m really wondering when it will come the time for some justice in all the things happened in this world the last five years. Is any judge in any country having the political support to prosecute for example Tony Blair? Furthermore after all these lies he said to lead a nation and nearly a continent into a war is any European judge or better a British judge who will have the balls to do so?

Thursday, February 8

Ovi Bad Boys: Sunday Feb 4th

Ovi Bad Boys: Sunday Feb 4th

This week Thanos presents the Ovi Bad Boys show alone.

Music has been edited out, but you can enjoy 45mins of chat here:


Feb 8th Ovi Articles

Rob Jenkinson's Letters from America #18 by Rob Jenkinson
I held it off for almost a year, but I can see it spreading around my midsection and it's upsetting me a lot. If you know me, you'll know that I'm incredibly vain. Being a fatty is just not an option for me. (Read more)

Citizens of the Earth by Rene Wadlow
In a mixture of the titles of the "Citizens of the World" and the "Friends of the Earth" the representatives of 40 governments speaking as the "Citizens of the Earth" called for an improved UN system of ecological governance. (Read more)

Lobster, Zen & motorbikes by Asa Butcher
Rave reviews, millions of copies sold in twenty-three languages, a description in the press as 'the most widely read philosophy book, ever' the book's name: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. (Read more)

"because" by Bohdan Yuri
"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." - Kahlil Gibran (Read more)

Saturday, February 3

Italian football halted by violence

“The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has suspended all matches indefinitely after a policeman was killed at a Serie A match between Catania and Palermo. Officer Filippo Raciti died as violence flared during the Sicilian derby.”

This was on the news all the time yesterday and today and I’ve been wandering if they stop football for a weekend or for a month even for a year; do they think that they are going to sauced in anything?

The problem is social and till they understand it nothing is going to change!