Bela Liptak wrote:
I respect Bela Liptak's energy but this idea is even more farfetched
the lobbying of the International Court. How can anybody miss the
that the Vatican needs centuries to change its mind?!? Jeliko's tounge
cheek suggestion may be the best approach. But I wouldn't hold my
I am an optimist, but ...
> Dear Colleagues,
> On the 25th of June I did ask President Arpad Goncz if He had an opportunity
> to bring up the plight of the csangos to the Holy Father during the Saint
> Adalbert celebrations in Poland. He told me that the format of the meetings
> was such, that he could not, but that he has already sent 5 or 6 letters to
> the appropriate authorities in Rome and that he will continue his efferots.
> Because the Vatican Information Service, the Vatican Radio and paper have not
> even replied to the thousands of letters we have sent them, I would be
> grateful for any suggestions on alternate means of influencing the policy of
> the Vatican?
> Best regards: Bela Liptak
The following article was in todays Record (Kitchener, Ontario).
Stock markets soar
U.S. unemployment figures give TSE and NY a boost
Reports of growing unemployment in the United States prompted gleeful
traders to push the Toronto and New York stock markets into record
territory on Thursday.
"It's the old adage that, 'What's good for the markets in bad for the
average Joe,'" said Steve Saldanha, an economist with Canada Trust in Toronto.
Stock traders responded positively to the jobless figures because a higher
unemployment rate implies slower income growth and less consumer spending.
That translates into slower economic growth and fewer concerns that
inflation will bring on higher interest rates, which are bad news for the
The unemployement rates in both Canada and Hungary are above 10 per cent.
That's got to be good news for the stock market! Such large numbers of
unemployed are bound to push wages down. And that, of course, is great
news for investors and the well-to-do. Workers will be cheaper than ever.
In 1989, Hungary, and other Eastern Bloc countries, had to change.
However, it's becoming clear that not everyone is benefiting from the
change. The old, the poor, and the 10 per cent unemployed are not doing
too well. The real question is; How long will they put up with the present