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Friday, 10 April 2015

Farewell, LAZ! They’ll Pack Mushrooms and Berries in the Factory Shops

00 LAZ Lvov Auto Plant. Galicia. ukraine. 09.04.15


As of today, the Lvov Automobile Plant (LAZ), which as late as 2012 produced buses for Euro 2012, stands completely gutted. The flagship enterprise of Lvov is in ruins and is up for sale. Journalists got inside the former LAZ and found nothing of value inside its buildings. In the shops, there is no sign of any equipment, the walls deteriorate, the windows shattered, even the floor doesn’t lack damage. The building itself is on offer at auction. LAZ, founded in 1945, during its existence built more than 365,000 autobuses. In 2001, it went into private hands. Then, production volume reached 14,600 units per year, not including producing automatic transmissions supplied to other enterprises. However, the private owner wasn’t able to support the plant properly; ergo, the LAZ got into debt, reduced staff, sold property, and went into bankruptcy. For over a year, the LAZ didn’t show up in statistical reports of Ukravtoproma and Auto-Consulting; in 2013 the LAZ’s owner promised to present a whole range of “Bus of the Future”, but beyond words, it was a bust.

According to the information on the website “City Transport Group”, which owns the LAZ plant, production continues in Dneprodzerzhinsk in Zaporozhe Oblast. However, no one’s heard anything from there; the last update of the site appeared at the beginning of last year, connected with the sale of 2013 model-year buses 2013. What caused the LAZ collapse just didn’t make the news. For several years, the Lvov Oblast OGA* tried to nationalise the plant. For quite some time, whispers had it that the owner artificially sunk the LAZ into bankruptcy, so people thought it should go back under state ownership. However, there’s no longer any sense to do anything. The seized property of the former LAZ, they’re up for sale at auction, due on 15 April, by 11 April, interested parties should submit applications. The asking price for the former LAZ shop premises (total area: 19,821 square metres/2 hectares (213,351 square feet/4.9 acres)) is 29,742,150 Grivnya (66.7 million Roubles. 7.9 million Renminbi. 79 million INR. 1.27 million USD. 1.6 million CAD. 1.66 million AUD. 1.2 million Euros. 868,000 UK Pounds). By the way, insider information says that a Polish investor wants to buy the empty factory to install a sorting plant for packaging blueberries, mushrooms, and blackberries.

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This is why “investors” and “entrepreneurs” are the vilest of human beings… worse than paedophiles, murderers, rapists, and child abusers are. Those low inhuman scummers generally don’t hurt large numbers. What they do is enormously horrific and horridly scarring to the victims and those close to them… but it only affects a relatively small number at most (sorts like Chikatilo are rare, thank God, more are like Storheim, who only abused a few). Investors and entrepreneurs hurt THOUSANDS for the sake of filthy lucre. They destroy the livelihood of whole towns in their insatiable lust for money and power. You can see that all over the Northeastern USA… where investors and entrepreneurs left towns to rot so that they could fatten their bankrolls. That’s why what Serge Schmemann, Rod Dreher, and Sofia Kishkovskaya do is evil… they’re shills for the moneyed class. That’s why Paffhausen and his ilk are evil… they suck up to the moneyed class and to their Libertarian enablers. That’s why what Potapov does is evil… he’s a willing propagandist for the political whores of the Affluent Effluent.

Remember what Scripture says… The love of money is the root of all evil. It doesn’t say, Lust is the root of all evil. I seem to see a difference. Reflect on that, this Holy Friday.



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