Man Convicted Of Stealing Electricity Despite Being Dead…He Got A Suspended Sentence….

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    Greek Man Convicted Of Stealing Electricity Despite Being Dead

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    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has convicted a dead man of stealing electricity from a power utility, giving him a six-month suspended jail sentence.

    Defense lawyer Christos Bakelas told the Thessaloniki court that his client was deceased, and asked to have the trial deferred until he could deliver a death certificate. But the court refused, and on Tuesday convicted his client in absentia.

    Thessaloniki police records show the 46-year-old unemployed father of three died on April 8, but Bakelas wasn't informed until the eve of the trial.

    The man was charged last year after activists reconnected his power supply that had been cut by the electricity company for unpaid bills.

    Bakelas said he was astonished by the court's decision and hadn't experienced anything like it in his 25 years as a lawyer.
     
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    Shocking.
     
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    Everybody here saw Frankenstein, right? Maybe he was trying to revive himself.:dontknow:
     
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    How did the court prove the defendant was properly served the subpoena? if the process server testified he received it, he would immediately be charged with perjury.
     
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    Their ancient forefathers would have hung their heads in shame at what a stupid backward bankrupt nation modern Greece has become.
     
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    guilty
     
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    few things will turn out to be more embarrassing for the Greek population than their landslide election of the Golden Dawn party which immediately turned on the people who voted for them.
     
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    Typical Greek, not paying the bills.
     
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    And then look at us rushing full speed ahead to get to the exact same place - and in about 2500 fewer years. :facepalm:
     
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    He's lucky they didn't give him the death penalty.
     
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    Yeah must be that dang republican congress. i hear half of them are Greeks.
     
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    Damn that John Boehneropolous. :D


    This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1]

    Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/09/the-war-on-poverty-after-50-years
     
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    we do not have an especially good track history regarding any of our declared wars. we seem to lose every one of them.
     
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    Damn Greeks are always sticking it someone's ass.
     
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    Some people was meant to be poor and will stay that way and some was meant to be rich.
    But according to Jesus the poor ones is going to heaven so they have a vested interest in staying poor.
     
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    i thought he said "there will be poor always" but he did not say that the same people need always be poor.
     
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    It may be the case that, occasionally, while in the midst of fighting a war, you come to the conclusion that it no longer needs to be won unconditionally.

    We're pretty damn good at winning the wars that need to be won.
     
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    He said give all your riches to the poor and follow me.
    He also said it is harder for a rich man to to get to heaven than it is for a camel to get thru the eye of a needle.
     
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    which i always thought was suspicious since needles were not in widespread use during the bronze age. garment seams were tied, rather than sewn.