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Old 07-25-2018, 11:28   #1
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Czechs stop accepting visa apps in Hanoi

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced last week that the Czech consulate in Hanoi has stopped accepting applications from Vietnamese nationals for both long-term resident permits and visas, citing incapacity to handle the backlog of requests – but most of all, security risks, in the form of “exported” organised crime.
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The outgoing foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek, had said in June that “Vietnam is simply organised crime”, alleging that the Czech Republic is becoming a centre for producing crystal meth and other illegal synthetic drugs, with the trade dominated by Vietnamese and Chinese gangs.
But wait... another Demokratic People's Republik of Utopia - how can this be?

Story here.


On the upside, at least one country over there appears to be doing some vetting.
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Old 07-25-2018, 16:56   #2
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“Extreme vetting” where have I heard that before?

No more mister nice guy in some countries willing to minimize the importation of crime and poverty.

Maybe the survival instinct has not been completely crushed in all European nations.
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Old 07-25-2018, 18:29   #3
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Maybe the survival instinct has not been completely crushed in all European nations.
It's alive and well in central and eastern Europe, it's Germany and the western ones that lack it. Being under Soviet occupation made the central and eastern European countries into a no non-sense kind of people. Unfortunatly Germany and the Western nations have the most influence in this European 4th Reich.
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Old 07-25-2018, 18:39   #4
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It's alive and well in central and eastern Europe, it's Germany and the western ones that lack it. Being under Soviet occupation made the central and eastern European countries into a no non-sense kind of people. Unfortunatly Germany and the Western nations have the most influence in this European 4th Reich.
Concur - experienced the Poles thirst for freedom, autonomy and capitalism first-hand in their early transition years.
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Concur - experienced the Poles thirst for freedom, autonomy and capitalism first-hand in their early transition years.
Ditto. It remains pretty strong throughout their culture. In proofing a good friend's manuscript of his Dad's time in the Holy Cross Brygada, the one thing that really struck me as different from the various "underground/guerrilla" outfits of the time - many of whom were cooperating with the Soviets to their ultimate demise - was that the Brygada's FIRST mission was to preserve the Polish culture, traditions & values from 2 oppressors who would prefer them obliterated from the earth. Not picking fights they couldn't win (or those that would bring severe reprisals on their own kind) was one of their hallmarks as they still managed to school their children in the forests. Teachers were largely just that & what they'd been before the war (said status earning them a swift trip to the room with a floor drain in the wrong hands).

Everytime they or the Czechs or the Hungarians do something like this, it's another cup of water poured on the wicked witch of the West & her Merkelons.
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Old 07-25-2018, 19:08   #6
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Badger, lets hope for buckets and not just cups of water in the future!

Loved those posts.
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