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Guatemala Fair

The Farce of the G-20

Abstract – It is the G-20 Nations to run the threat of sanctions on the weaker countries for non-compliance with their Cross dictatorial demands tax on cross-border sharing of information. We need to examine some of the G-20 and see what a joke that is.

China – China is one of the G-20. Do they have free elections oh course they do. A small problem however, they are a candidate elections. The candidate is recommended by the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party. Enough said.

Saudi Arabia – Here we have a country that is ruled by a king. No free elections, no democracy, religious discrimination, discrimination sexual, and no real justice system. They are a Muslim country under sharia. Women have no right to talk about. male non-Muslims have no right to speak of. However, this is a G-20 economic policy dictating to your country. Great. You let your politicians go to bed with such a country and it what you get.

Indonesia – This is the fourth largest country in the world. It has the largest Muslim population. There is recently put under Sharia Islamic law in parts of the country. This means that non-Muslims have no rights (religious discrimination), women have no rights (gender) and they adapt the code of Islamic justice (omission of a fair trial before an impartial jury of your peers). It seems that Obama is a citizen of this country and has certainly been educated.

Turkey – Well here we have a country where 99% of the population say they are Muslims. They have 75,000 mosques. Turkey has a lot of so-called "secular" Muslims and the who would be more zealous in the Sharia, Islamic law. Do you believe in Sharia and wish for your family and children?

Africa South – Here is a great country really affect your economy. They have eleven official languages so that we can see, they have made a good start. They have an unemployment rate 25% with people living on less than $ 1.25 per day. 31% of pregnant women are HIV positive. South Africa 55 000 rapes per year, 55 people are murdered each day. Their population is 44 million. So you have chosen this country that affect your own economy through the G-20. Watch how the success of these policies are in their first home.

Argentina – Economic Well here are some real geniuses. Remember their currency collapse few years ago from which they are still recovering. They file their people every page of each monthly bank statement for each bank account, they have around the world with their annual tax returns. This really sounds like an excellent choice for the development of economic policies. Those who can not do, manage. great place to visit, nice people, good food, beautiful country. It is a blow to their own government.

Australia – Another nightmare tax rates. They are used to cancel the passports of those traveling abroad to pay taxes. We says he may be debtors prison for income taxes. Nice people, great beautiful country – the government has a terrible fiscal policies and practices.

Russia – Here's an example of freedom and justice. Great to know they are involved in the economy of your country is that.

Discussion – People who live in free countries should be ashamed of themselves for letting their political work with these countries in the control of economic decisions that profoundly impact their country. This is what happens when you fall asleep and start thinking politicians do the right thing and it will be good. Many staunch enemies of personal freedom and economic sit on the G-20. Some losers who can not take care of their own economy and people sit there too.

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Aurelia Masterson is an associate of Panama Legal law firm (http://www.panamalaw.org). She has years of experience in the field and now shares her observations of current events, politics, and law with the Internet community. She can be contacted at: aurelia@panamalaw.org.

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