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Törölt nick Creative Commons License 2005.04.08 0 0 15





 szép dolog lenne ez a külfödi befektetes ha üzemekre menne. de ingatlnokat vásárolnak fel.... igy asztan majd mondják egy szép napon... " na ez a miénk mind, most legyenek szivesek magyarok kilakolni az orszábol"..... seggnyalok maradhatnak pincérnek meg hasonlo....

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Törölt nick Creative Commons License 2005.04.08 0 0 14





 Ja csak nem tom miert kell várni erre ennyit? Addig felrobnathatjak fel Amerikar, ez csak amolyan nyugtato izze

Előzmény: fotógám (13)
fotógám Creative Commons License 2005.04.06 0 0 13
(Vége az átjáróház politikának. Az jöjjön be akinek joga ban hozzá.)

Americans Will Need Passports for Border Travel
Once Finalized, Rules Will Take Effect by 2008

Americans returning from Canada now need to show only a driver's license or other government-issued photo ID.

WASHINGTON (April 5) - Americans traveling to Canada and Mexico would need passports to come home to the United States under guidelines proposed Tuesday in the latest effort to deter terrorists from entering the country.

The new rules, which would be phased in by 2008, apply to Americans traveling from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Panama. They also apply to citizens from those countries who want to enter the United States - prompting Canadian officials to announce that they might reciprocate.

The regulations mark a dramatic shift from a policy that allows Americans to return home from neighboring countries without a passport. They also raise the potential of hampering tourism and commercial traffic with the United States' two immediate neighbors.

An estimated 60 million Americans - about 20 percent of the national population - have passports.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said U.S. officials have been working with their international counterparts "for some time'' to shore up security measures without crimping the flow of commerce across borders. The new rules were called for in intelligence legislation Congress passed last year.

"There's a very strong awareness that these are tremendous commercial borders and that you don't want to hinder the commercial activity,'' Rice said in an interview with The Associated Press. "But at the same time, you've got to have some controls that help you prevent people who are trying to come in and hurt us.''

She added: "It's part of the recognition that in 2001, when Sept. 11 happened - and frankly before that, when you think about the millennium plot in 1999 - these were borders that I think no one could call secure.''

Canada was deeply embarrassed by the millennium terrorist plot, when U.S. customs caught a man with explosives trying to enter Washington state from Canada in December 1999.

Canadian Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan said American citizens may need passports to cross the northern border if the U.S. follows through with its regulations.

"Our system has really always worked on the basis of reciprocity,'' McLellan told reporters outside the House of Commons in Ottawa. "And therefore we will review our requirements for American citizens and we're going to do that in collaboration with the United States.''

"There's no point in either of us going off in a direction without working together to determine how best we can facilitate the flow - a free flow - and movement of low-risk individuals,'' she said.

Canada is the United States' largest trading partner, with $1.2 billion worth of goods crossing the border every day. Nearly 16 million Canadians entered the United States last year, generating an estimated $7.9 billion in travel-related revenues, according to data provided by the Travel Industry Association in Washington.

"With Canada being our biggest market, obviously we have some concerns about the impact potentially about inbound Canadian travel to the U.S.,'' said association spokesman Rick Webster. "But we have some lead time to work with our Canadian travel partners to get this information out to them.''

A spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington said the regulations "won't affect the tourism flow or people who trade and do business between the three countries in North America.''

The new requirements would take effect on Dec. 31, 2007, for travelers entering the United States from Mexico and Canada by land, and on Dec. 31, 2006, by air or sea.

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The deadline is a year earlier - Dec. 31, 2005 - for travel from Bermuda, the Caribbean and Panama.

The proposed rules are scheduled to be finalized this fall. Until then, the government will solicit comments from the public.

Currently, Americans generally need to show a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification to cross the border from Canada.

Customs officials usually require more proof from Americans returning from the other countries affected by the new rules, including both government-issued photo IDs like a driver's license plus proof of citizenship like a birth certificate.

On occasion, Americans returning from these countries are allowed back after only verbally declaring their citizenship, said Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary Elaine K. Dezenski.

Once the new system takes effect, people entering the United States from Mexico will continue to be able to use a border crossing card or SENTRI card instead of passports. These cards are obtained after background checks and other security measures.

On the northern border, the NEXUS card for preapproved, low-risk travelers; and the FAST card for commercial workers will be acceptable instead of a passport.

More than 1.1 million people enter the United States every day, said Dezenski.
fotógám Creative Commons License 2005.04.06 0 0 12
Savanya a paksimogyoró?
Előzmény: KanOne (11)
KanOne Creative Commons License 2005.04.06 0 0 11
Élni is kell valamiből, ill. finnanszírozni a veszteséges üzemeket.
Egy darabig.
Előzmény: fotógám (10)
fotógám Creative Commons License 2005.04.06 0 0 10
A másik felit pedig sietve kiviszik.
Előzmény: KanOne (9)
KanOne Creative Commons License 2005.04.06 0 0 9
Ömlik a pénz Magyarországra

Tavaly a magyarországi külföldi működőtőke-állomány meghaladta a 44 milliárd eurót, egy főre vetítve a régió éllovasai vagyunk – írta meg a Világgazdaság. A külföldi beruházások forrásai között egyre nagyobb szerepet kap az újrabefektetett nyereség.
Ráadásul kedvezően alakulnak a tendenciák is: a Világgazdaság beszámolója szerint az összes tőkebefektetés egyre nagyobb részét teszi ki a külföldi vállalatok nyereségének visszaforgatása.
Az újra jövedelem aránya egyes becslések szerint már elérte, sőt, akár meg is haladta a hatvan százalékot, ráadásul ez a szám folyamatosan emelkedik.
További jó hír, hogy a külföldi tulajdonosok nyereségük felét az országban tartják és további beruházásokba ölik.
fotógám Creative Commons License 2005.04.04 0 0 2
A rendőrség nem akar lemondani a szabad igazoltatás jogáról
Elhangzott: 2005. április 2.
2005. április 2., szombat 21:15
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A jelenlegi helyzet egy 1994-es törvényen alapszik, és nagyjából arról szól, hogy ma Magyarországon bárkit, bárhol, bármikor igazoltathatnak a rendőrök. Ám ez nem egy jogállami állapot, ez egy pártállami törvény.
Tombolda Creative Commons License 2005.04.03 0 0 1
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Well válasz | megnéz | könyvjelzo" 2005.04.03 12:14:19 (30999)

...mas, hogy az un "patriot act" 2001-s megszavazasa ota az usan belul is legallisan letartoztathato, minden indoklas nelkul kotetlen ideig fogvatarthato (jogi kepviselet nelkul) akarmilyen amerikai allampolgar, amenyiben "terrorista gyanus"-nak talalltatik...!!!nem kell bizonyitaniuk !!!! , tovabba akarmelyik amerikai allampolgar lakasa torvenyesen kutathato, anelkul, hogy errol akar ertesitenek az illetot.....mindez torvenyesen atment az ami torvenyhozasi elmult 3 evben kb 700 allampolgar-t tartoztattak le az usaban a patriot act-ra hivatkozva...volt akit tobb mint egy evig tartottak fogva anelkul, hogy a csaladdal kozoltek volna, hogy a ficko allami vendegszeretet elvez.....vegul is nem vadoltak semmivel, igy ahogy begyujtottek ugy el is engedtek...termeszetesen mivel az egesz folyamat "torvenyes" volt igy senki sem vonhato felelosegre ezert ...... Demokracia a la 21.szazad :o(((

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Field Report on the PATRIOT Act

The Department of Justice’s first priority is to prevent future terrorist attacks. Since its passage following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Patriot Act has played a key part - and often the leading role - in a number of successful operations to protect innocent Americans from the deadly plans of terrorists dedicated to destroying America and our way of life. While the results have been important, in passing the Patriot Act, Congress provided for only modest, incremental changes in the law. Congress simply took existing legal principles and retrofitted them to preserve the lives and liberty of the American people from the challenges posed by a global terrorist network.

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The USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty

(Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism)

Congress enacted the Patriot Act by overwhelming, bipartisan margins, arming law enforcement with new tools to detect and prevent terrorism: The USA Patriot Act was passed nearly unanimously by the Senate 98-1, and 357–66 in the House, with the support of members from across the political spectrum.

The Act Improves Our Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Several Significant Ways:

1. The Patriot Act allows investigators to use the tools that were already available to investigate organized crime and drug trafficking. Many of the tools the Act provides to law enforcement to fight terrorism have been used for decades to fight organized crime and drug dealers, and have been reviewed and approved by the courts. As Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) explained during the floor debate about the Act, "the FBI could get a wiretap to investigate the mafia, but they could not get one to investigate terrorists. To put it bluntly, that was crazy! What’s good for the mob should be good for terrorists." (Cong. Rec., 10/25/01)

* Allows law enforcement to use surveillance against more crimes of terror. Before the Patriot Act, courts could permit law enforcement to conduct electronic surveillance to investigate many ordinary, non-terrorism crimes, such as drug crimes, mail fraud, and passport fraud. Agents also could obtain wiretaps to investigate some, but not all, of the crimes that terrorists often commit. The Act enabled investigators to gather information when looking into the full range of terrorism-related crimes, including: chemical-weapons offenses, the use of weapons of mass destruction, killing Americans abroad, and terrorism financing.

* Allows federal agents to follow sophisticated terrorists trained to evade detection. For years, law enforcement has been able to use "roving wiretaps" to investigate ordinary crimes, including drug offenses and racketeering. A roving wiretap can be authorized by a federal judge to apply to a particular suspect, rather than a particular phone or communications device. Because international terrorists are sophisticated and trained to thwart surveillance by rapidly changing locations and communication devices such as cell phones, the Act authorized agents to seek court permission to use the same techniques in national security investigations to track terrorists.

* Allows law enforcement to conduct investigations without tipping off terrorists. In some cases if criminals are tipped off too early to an investigation, they might flee, destroy evidence, intimidate or kill witnesses, cut off contact with associates, or take other action to evade arrest. Therefore, federal courts in narrow circumstances long have allowed law enforcement to delay for a limited time when the subject is told that a judicially-approved search warrant has been executed. Notice is always provided, but the reasonable delay gives law enforcement time to identify the criminal’s associates, eliminate immediate threats to our communities, and coordinate the arrests of multiple individuals without tipping them off beforehand. These delayed notification search warrants have been used for decades, have proven crucial in drug and organized crime cases, and have been upheld by courts as fully constitutional.

* Allows federal agents to ask a court for an order to obtain business records in national security terrorism cases. Examining business records often provides the key that investigators are looking for to solve a wide range of crimes. Investigators might seek select records from hardware stores or chemical plants, for example, to find out who bought materials to make a bomb, or bank records to see who’s sending money to terrorists. Law enforcement authorities have always been able to obtain business records in criminal cases through grand jury subpoenas, and continue to do so in national security cases where appropriate. These records were sought in criminal cases such as the investigation of the Zodiac gunman, where police suspected the gunman was inspired by a Scottish occult poet, and wanted to learn who had checked the poet’s books out of the library. In national security cases where use of the grand jury process was not appropriate, investigators previously had limited tools at their disposal to obtain certain business records. Under the Patriot Act, the government can now ask a federal court (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court), if needed to aid an investigation, to order production of the same type of records available through grand jury subpoenas. This federal court, however, can issue these orders only after the government demonstrates the records concerned are sought for an authorized investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a U.S. person or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such investigation of a U.S. person is not conducted solely on the basis of activities protected by the First Amendment.

2. The Patriot Act facilitated information sharing and cooperation among government agencies so that they can better "connect the dots." The Act removed the major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security. The government’s prevention efforts should not be restricted by boxes on an organizational chart. Now police officers, FBI agents, federal prosecutors and intelligence officials can protect our communities by "connecting the dots" to uncover terrorist plots before they are completed. As Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) said about the Patriot Act, "we simply cannot prevail in the battle against terrorism if the right hand of our government has no idea what the left hand is doing." (Press release, 10/26/01)

* Prosecutors can now share evidence obtained through grand juries with intelligence officials -- and intelligence information can now be shared more easily with federal prosecutors. Such sharing of information leads to concrete results. For example, a federal grand jury recently indicted an individual in Florida, Sami al-Arian, for allegedly being the U.S. leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, one of the world’s most violent terrorist outfits. Palestinian Islamic Jihad is responsible for murdering more than 100 innocent people, including a young American named Alisa Flatow who was killed in a tragic bus bombing in Gaza. The Patriot Act assisted us in obtaining the indictment by enabling the full sharing of information and advice about the case among prosecutors and investigators. Alisa’s father, Steven Flatow, has said, "When you know the resources of your government are committed to right the wrongs committed against your daughter, that instills you with a sense of awe. As a father you can’t ask for anything more."

3. The Patriot Act updated the law to reflect new technologies and new threats. The Act brought the law up to date with current technology, so we no longer have to fight a digital-age battle with antique weapons—legal authorities leftover from the era of rotary telephones. When investigating the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, for example, law enforcement used one of the Act’s new authorities to use high-tech means to identify and locate some of the killers.

* Allows law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant anywhere a terrorist-related activity occurred. Before the Patriot Act, law enforcement personnel were required to obtain a search warrant in the district where they intended to conduct a search. However, modern terrorism investigations often span a number of districts, and officers therefore had to obtain multiple warrants in multiple jurisdictions, creating unnecessary delays. The Act provides that warrants can be obtained in any district in which terrorism-related activities occurred, regardless of where they will be executed. This provision does not change the standards governing the availability of a search warrant, but streamlines the search-warrant process.

* Allows victims of computer hacking to request law enforcement assistance in monitoring the "trespassers" on their computers. This change made the law technology-neutral; it placed electronic trespassers on the same footing as physical trespassers. Now, hacking victims can seek law enforcement assistance to combat hackers, just as burglary victims have been able to invite officers into their homes to catch burglars.

4. The Patriot Act increased the penalties for those who commit terrorist crimes. Americans are threatened as much by the terrorist who pays for a bomb as by the one who pushes the button. That’s why the Patriot Act imposed tough new penalties on those who commit and support terrorist operations, both at home and abroad. In particular, the Act:

* Prohibits the harboring of terrorists. The Act created a new offense that prohibits knowingly harboring persons who have committed or are about to commit a variety of terrorist offenses, such as: destruction of aircraft; use of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons; use of weapons of mass destruction; bombing of government property; sabotage of nuclear facilities; and aircraft piracy.

* Enhanced the inadequate maximum penalties for various crimes likely to be committed by terrorists: including arson, destruction of energy facilities, material support to terrorists and terrorist organizations, and destruction of national-defense materials.

* Enhanced a number of conspiracy penalties, including for arson, killings in federal facilities, attacking communications systems, material support to terrorists, sabotage of nuclear facilities, and interference with flight crew members. Under previous law, many terrorism statutes did not specifically prohibit engaging in conspiracies to commit the underlying offenses. In such cases, the government could only bring prosecutions under the general federal conspiracy provision, which carries a maximum penalty of only five years in prison.

* Punishes terrorist attacks on mass transit systems.

* Punishes bioterrorists.

* Eliminates the statutes of limitations for certain terrorism crimes and lengthens them for other terrorist crimes.

The government’s success in preventing another catastrophic attack on the American homeland since September 11, 2001, would have been much more difficult, if not impossible, without the USA Patriot Act. The authorities Congress provided have substantially enhanced our ability to prevent, investigate, and prosecute acts of terror.

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