太田述正コラム#5325(2012.2.27)
<皆さんとディスカッション(続x1476)>

 昨日の「ディスカッション」だけど、昨夜、てにをはにかなり手を入れ、更に、今朝、記事の紹介の2番目に(書き忘れてた)解説等を書き加えたものをブログに再アップしてあるよ。(太田)
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<太田>(ツイッターより)

 欧州諸国中、年間労働時間が一番長いのはギリシャ。 ドイツは二番目に短い。これは、ギリシャに農民と自営業が多くパートが少ないからだって。
 (但し正規労働者だけ比べてもギリシャの方が労働時間が若干長い。)
 日本でサービス残業が多い理由が改めて分かる。
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17155304

<ΓΑΓΑΑ>(「たった一人の反乱」より)

脱原発は厳しいじゃん。
 電力はフランスへ輸出どころか輸入超過。
 電力料金は2割の値上げで電力供給は綱渡り。
 バイエルンの電力はチェコとオーストリアに依存。
 しかもまだすべての原発がとまっていない状態でこの体たらく。

 脱原発に愛想を尽かすドイツ人たち
http://meinesache.seesaa.net/article/254001878.html

 それにしてもドイツ人は極端に走るよねぇ。

<太田>

 それでは、その他の記事の紹介です。

 プーチンはどんなにひでえ男かを描いた本が出た。↓

 <ソ連崩壊直前に不正蓄財のし放題。↓>
 ・・・Salye investigated Putin's work as head of the committee for external relations in the office of the Leningrad mayor, Anatoly Sobchak, just before and after the 1991 coup that precipitated the USSR's collapse. In those days Moscow, lacking money to support the basic functions of society, handed out chits to local authorities that gave them the power to grant export licences. The idea was that licensed Russian firms would export raw materials – oil, nickel, diamonds – in exchange for food and medicine, or the money to buy them.
 According to Salye, Putin signed off on a billion dollars' worth of export licences. Less than one-tenth of that, $92m, was documented; although Putin was a trained lawyer, the contracts were legally invalid, the exporting firms were hand-picked by him, the commissions they earned averaged more than a third of the value of the contracts, and none of the food arrived. As for the other $900m, it simply disappeared. Salye recommended Putin's dismissal and a criminal investigation, but nothing happened and, six years later, she fled to the mud and silence of the deep Russian countryside in the face of a threat so terrifying that she refuses to tell Gessen what it was.・・・
 <権力を握ってからは、暗殺のし放題。↓>
  The assassination body count in general is high, and can't be tied directly to Putin. When poison replaces bullets, the suspicion of state involvement becomes higher. The dissident journalist Anna Politkovskaya was poisoned before she was shot dead (on Putin's birthday); the candidate Moscow wanted to lose Ukraine's 2004 election was poisoned with dioxin; Yuri Shchekochikhin, the liberal MP and investigative journalist, was poisoned and died; Gessen suggests that the death of Anatoly Sobchak may also have been poison.
With the case of a defector from the Russian secret service murdered on foreign soil, using an isotope of a radioactive metal called polonium only produced in tightly controlled conditions in Russian state factories, Gessen argues there is no room for doubt: Putin, she says, must have personally sanctioned the poisoning in London of Alexander Litvinenko.・・・
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/26/vladimir-putin-masha-gessen-review

 マシュー・ホワイト(コラム#5104、5106、5321)のインタビュー記事が出てた。↓

 <インドで大虐殺が少ないのは記録されてないだけ?それともホントに少ない?↓>
 ・・・One of the odd things I found was that I could not find many horrible events in India. It might be that their history is not well recorded, or it could also be there’s something about their civilization that’s more peaceful. I don’t know.・・・
 <チンギス・ハーンとアッシジの聖フランシスコ(コラム#1736)
<=フランチェスコ(伊)=フランシス(英)。1182〜1226年。「フランシスコ会の創設者として知られるカトリック修道士。・・・サンフランシスコ・・・は彼の名前にちなんでいる。フランチェスコとはラテン語で「フランク人男性」を意味するFranciscusが由来・・・」>
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%83%E3%82%B7%E3%82%B8%E3%81%AE%E3%83%95%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%83%81%E3%82%A7%E3%82%B9%E3%82%B3
は同時代人。よって前者はやっぱし悪いやっちゃ。↓>
 For some reason, people are trying to rehabilitate Genghis Khan, giving him a better reputation. They say you have to judge him by the times. But his career is at the same time as St. Francis of Assisi. That's to point out that it was possible, if you were living in the 1200s, to be a nicer person. You don't have to be Genghis Khan.・・・
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2012/0224/Encyclopedia-of-evil-a-catalog-of-history-s-100-worst-atrocities

 ↑とりあえずの私の感想。やっぱ、インドについてはインド亜大陸人は記録が嫌いだったってだけだろ。チンギス・ハーンは政治家、聖フランシスは聖職者、比較したってしょうがないよ。
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