So, why fckdup athens…?

Well, I thought today would be a good opportunity to clear the air and kill two birds with one stone so to speak, (if only)…

As we’re over the holiday period and our beloved Legal services are back in full flow, I though it would be nice to refresh the air and remind people as to some of the serious issues that affect us all here in Greece – and inform a few who don’t already know how the name ‘fckdup‘ came to be – Plus it’s just good to see everyone’s shiny happy faces again, back at work, I know you’re all loving it deep down…

Especially if you work for KEELPNO I’m guessing – those much needed opportunities to steal state money and cover up all the scandals and lies must have been causing some staff withdrawal symptoms by now…! Plus I bet some members were queueing up to get in early the first day back, such was their desire to rob us all some more…

So, let’s start the fun… I will try to keep this relatively short but sadly due to the complex nature of the reality involved in this, you may discover that it get’s a bit heavy. C’est la vie…

Plus, my Legal disclaimer – The names HAVEN’T been changed to not protect the guilty, we have the facts in black and white sh*t heads so live with it…  Apologies for that, but it just had to be said… I don’t write any of this stuff to be politically correct or gain friends and please people, life’s a bitch, sometimes life’s just ‘fckdup‘ and it has to be said the way it is… Θ)

So… The name ‘fckdup athens‘.

Far from being a derogatory slur on Athens or Greece, it actually came from when I worked for a well known, so called non government organisation called ‘ACTUP ΔΡΑΣΕ HELLAS‘ based here in Athens. As I later discovered, it was neither non governmental and knew fck all about what it claimed to be doing within the health sector. Run by a Board of Criminals and lowlife scumbag’s it managed to reveal much to us as we pursued it and it’s members, and are still doing with vigour…

I’ve never really been a City person but I fell in love with Athens when I first came here, I’m sort of from quiet sleepy village life in area’s of rural Britain, well, still full of drunks and maniacs, just not as many as the main cities are. I originally stayed in Exarheia when I arrived and love it. It’s alive with everything and if I could I’d personally make everyone spend time there when they come to Greece. You get to understand a lot from it, and feel the energy. Admittedly it’s not the best place to be when the Riot kicked in but experience is just that…An experience.

So, I worked there for nearly a year as web designer and graphics/IT person, having to do many other duties also due to the incompetence of the Board of Directors who were never present or seemed incapable of doing anything other than manipulating the state for funding on bogus or illegal projects which we never saw happen, yet heard rumour of and slowly became aware that certain people had already spent the money.

In my spare time for ACTUP I set up numerous profiles online : Facebook, MySpace, YouTube etc… As we had set up the website as actupathens.org we also used the name actupathens online for the profiles, thankfully as it turned out, as I don’t want to tar all the other genuine ACTUP’s of the world with the actions of the few lowlife’s who ran this one till recently.

Clearly as time went by, things at ACTUP proved to be just so ‘fckdup‘ it was unbelievable, and so the name was born.

It turned out to not just be ‘fckdup‘, but to be a freak show in many ways and as myself, a colleague and a genuinely concerned member of the public dug deeper… The digging hasn’t stopped yet either, the more you dig, the more sh*t you discover, if we get any deeper we’ll probably be able to get those Chilean miners out, and we could probably set up a business selling manure to Greek farmers and never EVER run out, so, the saga continues…

By Christmas 2008 myself and a volunteer had pressured the President of the Organisation Kostadis Kabourakis into revealing what the hell was going on with the finances, having been lied to for my duration working there, cut off electrically and losing our phones and Internet several times throughout the year, being chased by a Lawyer on behalf of the landlady for not paying the rent despite being told that the funds had been in place, and whilst being told by the president how we were owed money by ΥΔΑΣ – The ministry of Foreign Affairs to name but a few.

This farce went on till myself and a volunteer were presented with a bag full of dodgy receipts dating back nearly ten years whereby half were either illegible or grossly inappropriate – (ie meals, clothes, sun tan lotion, cat/dog food and travel to the Financial Directors summer house) – not bad for funding for a non-legal hotline which turned out to risk the confidentiality of those who would call it and give access to people who had no right to such details who could manipulate it in any way…

Keep the promise

Keep the promise – We promised to pretend to be Doctors, to lie, steal and cheat the system – and we did.

Summary of phone line :

200,000.00 Euro’s for a call line – Incoming calls… Volunteer’s running it… Is it me or did Goofy do the financial planning for that one… Hello… it’s a f*cking incoming phone line (80.00 euro’s a month rental maybe), run by unpaid people, (wages – Nil) Ok, so we have to buy a phone…how much does a new phone cost here…? (100 Euro’s, So ok, they get fancy one) Erm, I’m sure I could find a bit of change left over somewhere out of 200,000.00 Euro’s. Ah yes, advertising, flyers which were sat gathering dust and not being used anywhere, half with the wrong details, and which were provided under a separate quote often by providing documents to themselves in KEELPNO for separate funding, and then done by a friend of the Bosses for virtually nothing… Hmmm… Smell something yet? I do!

Maybe having gained access to ΥΔΑΣ funding illegally allowed them to manipulate a system whereby they thought they wouldn’t get caught had something to do with it…Just maybe? Maybe getting onto the register by manipulating their statute the year they elected themselves into their positions to gain funding from ΥΔΑΣ also helped, and maybe providing false documents to all relevant parties also had an impact, especially as they technically weren’t legal in any way! Maybe this just had an effect!

So, we went on to examine these receipts that were eventually brought to us and discovered that the amounts for so-called projects which had been claimed were at least some 50,000 euro’s short for one year and that was only the year we managed to do, the other looked worse. Upon later explaining this to the President we were asked to fabricate receipts to make up the difference. Needless to say we had a very heated discussion and left to discuss the matter further another day after bringing this matter to light with the other Directors.

We then tried to discuss the matter with the financial Director (Chrysoula Botsi) after already discussing the matter with the Secretary of the Organisation (Konstantinos Zikkas) who both made it clear that we were no longer welcome or appreciated for doing what we had done and that the funding was just as it should be.

Upon returning to work they had changed the locks and begun the joke that exposed them for what they truly are.

Let me just also add a relevant addition to the story, also brought to light by their press release as it bears relevance to matter and the receipts : They claimed that myself and the volunteer had tampered with the receipts which would have explained why in the radio broadcast on SKAI where they claim they weren’t being investigated for financial Irregularities, lol, when they were. And which after ‘not’ being investigated for financial Irregularities, they were found guilty and ordered to pay back nearly 180,000.00 Euro’s for their abuse of priveledge and the way in which they gained the funding. They also stated that the reason for which they were late presenting the receipts for which they ‘weren’t’ being investigated, was due to our involvement, and then had to take extra time, gaining fresh receipts. These ‘new’ receipts as provided by themselves were then rejected by ΥΔΑΣ, and in the course of our investigation, we saw that the receipts were the same ones anyway… And as well as bringing out an illegal court case against myself for stating that they were being investigated by ΥΔΑΣ, when they were in fact being Investigated by ΥΔΑΣ, despite them lying to everyone for over a year about it, and now claiming they are happy to be Investigated by the serious financial crimes unit… Not as happy as I am, that’s for sure…!

I’m currently owed several thousand Euro’s due to them stealing my salary, withholding my Insurance money despite later discovering that they hadn’t paid any of it, and neither dealing with my taxes as their responsibility. I’m now dragging them to court on so many cases and regardless of the outcome know that they will face Justice for their actions and the slanderous accusations they made against myself and the others who only sought to do our jobs, and will pay dearly having abusing their positions in KEELPNO, in ACTUP and in general..

Having since been threatened and slandered by the very same Members, the same people who failed to present themselves at court despite the arrogance of their false statement claiming to want Justice, who failed to present any information to (ΖΟΗ) the serious financial crime unit, and when now being Investigated for serious financial crime after already being proven to have gained funding illegally from ΥΔΑΣ for projects which jeopardised the safety and confidence of people living with HIV/Aids, having also presented false documentation to declare themselves as Board members in the first place, it became clear that for ten years they illegally robbed the state, businesses and people for the funding of false, illegal and unsafe projects in which they clearly helped themselves to an NGO’s funding whilst abusing the name of a once genuine organisation dedicated to helping people who needed it the most.

Just priceless

Just priceless

It doesn’t stop there. The President Kostadis Kabourakis and another member of the Board of Directors (Andreas Grilleas) have been pretending to be Doctor’s for possibly as long as they have been involved in the NGO, maybe 10 years or more… Kabourakis even being employed by KEELPNO as the head for Trafficking…lol This from a man who on record spoke of human rights and for people being insured after stealing mine.

If deception isn’t bad enough anyway when you work and are paid for by the government, and we’re talking in the health domain, not only risking the lives of those who sought help and genuine medical assistance but also the medical confidentiality which they abused by falsely claiming to be Doctors.

If you suffer with HIV/Aids how would you feel about this? Someone lying and abusing their position to gain access to your details. What personal damage could these people inflict on you either maliciously or by accident?

What also came out recently was that the very same people who claim that people were being blackmailed by people – using the results of HIV people, were the people who had lied and falsely gained access to such details, the only ones within the organisation with such access in the first place… Interesting, coincidence, or more smoke where fire already rages out of control…?

Chrysoula Bosti – the financial Director allowed and conspired to help the others gain access to projects within KEELPNO, Andreas Syggros hospital and more, by using her access through her position and her influence in such circles that they worked, Kostadis Kabourakis and Andreas Grilleas suddenly gaining access to all the records available… Interestingly she then was the head co-ordinator of European funding for HIV/Aids projects within Greece, and coincidently involved with an NGO which gained such funding without supervision from KEELPNO…!

I’m personally sick to the back teeth with these people by now anyway and I’m sure some may be also, but these people are still working for KEELPNO, – f*ckin funny I know, but that’s the sadness. When you get ill and call the health sector and they send round a f*ckwit idiot who put’s your life at risk you might as well invite them in and ask them to help themselves to your hard earned money and possessions. Blame yourself if you chose to stay ignorant because this is exactly what is happening.

By no stretch of the imagination is all the health domain here like this, these people though represent the section I’m talking about, because they are FACTUAL, we have this in black and white fact, nearly two years of wading through red tape, people trying to cover it up and hide the facts and now it’s slowly gaining momentum.

I hear people telling me what’s the point here, ‘Etsi’ – nothing will change – Wrong. It has already in some ways, if you sit and do nothing then yes, enjoy your ‘frappe’ and complain about nothing happening, it won’t f*cking fix itself now will it? On the upside, Greece is much easier to fix than most people know as just about everyone you deal with at the level we have is lying, not doing their job properly, and probably guilty of half the crimes you’re accusing the ones you want dealing with anyway. With the right knowledge you can make change happen as there are laws that even the state has to abide by. Sure they lie to you, make it so that you don’t know about them, they ignore them and fck you about to the point whereby you just want to lock the doors and burn the place to the ground, (trust me, I know about that first hand), but presented with the facts, the law and they’re own job description if you have to, you can make them at least do what they are there to do, and if not you bust their ass in court like we have and do the same to the next halfwit who tries to be smart and not do his job, over and over till they know you know, and the next person just doesn’t want the sh*t he’ll inflict upon himself by covering up for those guiltier than him.

I choose not to do this by preference, I have a million other better things to do with my time, my life and my understanding of Greece. This wasn’t my Idea of how I’d learn about Greece. Neither do the people already involved who worked so hard getting this to where it is now, however in the last two years whereby myself and a select few have been bothered to try and sort out the many issues discovered on our voyage and it becomes clearer that someone has to because this joke is something that we are all paying for.

One of the people involved became involved simply because she was so appalled that her government could allow this to happen to innocent people who tried everything they could to do their best. The system lied and did it’s best to win but I got news for you, it didn’t. When it’s like this – it never will. Riots achieve satisfaction but rarely anything else, fcking the government with it’s own rules affects everything and does make a difference.

You’ve got to think of it as foreplay, it takes time before you can give it the proper f*cking it deserves and needs…

The country’s in decline, were all getting taxed to fck and where’s the money going? One example, case closed…

The true tragedy is that the system in place made this. KEELPNO who have exposed themselves as worst than ACTUP employed these people knowing they weren’t Doctors, and since has pressured and lied, tried to cover it all up and since done nothing to rectify the situation. The legal department have tried more than most to diplomatically cover it up, denied us access to documentation proving what we knew to be true, blatantly lied and refused protocol to documentation that we ALL have a legal right to view, employ known criminals who have been perverting the law, providing false documents to Ministries, and exposed as thieves. Claiming to be Doctors is just sick, gaining access to peoples medical records without right in such a highly sensitive domain is almost beyond words to me, to think that the Ministry allowed this is Criminal – Literally.

There’s a simple fix really and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist either..

Therein lies the tale of ‘fckdup athens‘, it wasn’t easy to explain without giving many of the specifics as I want you all to know the facts that certain people have tried to cover up recently and also refresh people to the saga and the state of KEELPNO.

Ten years of lying to people has proven to be a hard habit to break for some people recently and anyone can talk bullsh*t and speak volumes without presenting any factual accounts in or out of court about what he said and she said. but that’s why we’ve spent two years gathering FACT’s for people. We don’t go slandering people, lying about the facts and threatening people as others have.

Maybe no coincidence that at KEELPNO they deal with parasites and viruses… Half of them work there!

About Simon Rawicz

Hmmm, It is about me I suppose... Work hard die young seems to be the motto life's going to write on my coffin well before we agree on terms and conditions. I'm a 2D/3D Artist/Designer and Multi-media specialist by trade, I play guitar and write songs when I'm not wanting to vent my anger out on the system. If I occasionally do get time to do anything else I'd like to know about it... Meanwhile to free my mind of the many demons that stalk me, I write stuff, your reading it so I don't need to tell you any more than that surely...!
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12 Responses to So, why fckdup athens…?

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    • fckdupathens says:

      Glad to have helped if at all. If you mean about the corruption and problems associated with NGO’s and members of this particular sector here, then please feel free as there’s lots of issues throughout the many stories and the scary thing is that we have all the facts, it’s not idle gossip, it’s reality unfortunately.

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