25 septembre 2009

Is E. Europe being dumped?

From the New York Times: Letter from Europe Obama Ends a 'Special Relationship' By JUDY DEMPSEY Published: September 16, 2009 BERLIN — It is easy to miss the turnoff to Redzikowo, a tiny Polish settlement not far from the Baltic coast city of Slupsk. There, set back among thick trees, sits what was once an important air base before the Warsaw Pact was disbanded in 1991. Today, the buildings are run-down. The military airstrip is no longer in use. And the modernization of Poland’s armed forces has taken its toll in... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2009

Nicu

And so, Nicu has finally closed his eyes for the last time. He died at 16h45 this afternoon following cardiac arrest, with Mandita at his bedside, just as she has always been since he was admitted to hospital four months ago. Roumania has lost many artists these last few years... and Nicu is one of its greatest. He will be missed both for his great humour and talent as a comedian as well as his sensitivity, generosity and kindness. But I shall miss him for many other reasons. The man off stage. My ex-landlord. The man who dropped a... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 21:16 - Permalien [#]
09 septembre 2009

The houses that cry...

So, it happened (please click and read article from Le Petit Journal). They killed it. The house at str. Maria Rosetti, 38. The investor that bought it had it ripped down illegally last weekend - no permission to demolish and without the knowledge of the minister of culture, if what we are being lead to believe is true. The so-called "architect" who approved the demolition, Adriana Bagdasar, has been fired. Not nearly a stringent enough punishment. She can find another job. Str. Maria Rosetti, 38 has gone forever... I... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2009

From New York Times: Lipscani

How nice to see Bucharest portrayed positively in a foreign newspaper for once! Bravo, NYT....and, by the way, it's true! Lipscani looks great! The roads are slowly but surely being resurfaced and the bars, cafés and restaurants are highly recommended....by me! Yes, all of them. Oh, and you know why garbage litters the sidewalks? Because the gypsies get into the rubbish skips and strew stuff everywhere looking for whatever gypsies look for in rubbish skips....that's why. Shame Bourdaine didn't think to spend an evening here. Idiot. ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 14:34 - Permalien [#]
04 septembre 2009

Sister-matically Boozy Susie

Alleged 'Drunk' Nun Appears In Court By ANDREW RAMOS wpix.com 1:45 PM EDT, September 4, 2009 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WPIX) - A Long Island nun who is accused of polishing off a half bottle of gin and then going for a wild joyride where she nearly killed a group of children, appeared in court Friday to face the music.Sister Lauren Hanley of the St. Frances de Chantal Church in Wantagh had nothing to say to reporters after leaving First District Court where she appeared to answer charges of driving while... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:47 - Permalien [#]
01 septembre 2009

We will remember them...

They shall not grow old, As we that are left grow old.Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun, And in the morning,We will remember them.Lest We Forget.
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:00 - Permalien [#]