19 juillet 2010

Another anniversary...

From History Today                Srebrenica Massacre Remembered by Kathryn Hadley,Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, on July 11th, 1995, when the town was attacked by Bosnian Serb forces under the command of General Ratko Mladic. It is estimated that 8,000 Bosniak Muslims, mainly boys and men, were killed by Bosnian Serbs. The victims were initially buried in mass graves, but then dispersed in smaller graves in an effort to cover... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2010

Misguided journalism

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...what a completely mad and misguided journalist!!!! The Independent: I hope to meet someone like Elena Udrea if I will ever be caught in a natural disaster  de A.C HotNews.ro   Luni, 19 iulie 2010, 11:05 English | Regional Europe When Romania's Tourism and Regional Develpment minister Elena Udrea offered high heels to women in villages destroyed by floods, she gave them something more - a promise for a better future, British journalist Joan Smith said in the Independent on Sunday.... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2010

Violet, the woman who almost changed history

In 1926-7, three attempts were made on the life of Mussolini. Unfortunately, they all failed and the fascist regime used them to crack down harder than hard on all internal opposition. Violet Gibson came the closest to killing the dictator, shooting him on the nose at short range in the Campidoglio Square in central Rome in 1926. Another inch and history may have been completely different and changed forever. Poor Violet failed in her quest to alter history but her own fate was sealed. She was locked up for the rest of her days,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2010

Shoes on the Danube

Evocative and deeply touching, this memorial has, I think, broken my heart.... Around 20,000 jews were shot dead on the banks of the Danube in Budapest by the Hungarian Arrow Cross party between December 1944 and January 1945. This memorial of iron shoes was erected to them on the Pest side of the river near the parliament buildings in 2005: Shoes on the Danube Promenade, from Wikipedia  The plaque. The Shoes on the Danube Promenade is a memorial created by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay on... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2010

It's a sign!!

Bravo! In times of recession, wouldn't dough have been better spent financing the rapidly dwindling pensions? Wouldn't Elena Udrea have been wiser saving money on the ridiculous shoes she distributed to the flood victims and give building materials instead...even food would have been handier - and what about the new 3D roadsigns she has come up with that will (or already has) cost 850,000 euros out of the coffers?? A complete finger up at the pensioners looking at that 15% cut in money already earned and deemed illegal by the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:28 - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
14 juillet 2010

Another rat...

What a surprise. How about the others? Sorry, but why is anyone amazed by such news? It would have been far more amazing had it not been the case.This from Nine O'Clock: Vantu, accused of collaboration with former Securitate 12.07.10 | by: Ioana Micu | in: homenews A media investigation by HotNews.ro and the Kamikaze magazine incriminates media tycoon Sorin Ovidiu Vantu of having collaborated with the ‘Securitate’ - the former communist secret police. The businessman rejects the accusation and says he will sue the two media.... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2010

From flames to watermelons

These journalists obviously have nothing better to do... (either that, or Geoana really has lost the plot) This from Bucharest Herald: Geoana the exorcist, from violet flame to Dabuleni watermelons: I get mad when I see Turkish watermelons   E-mail Print PDF The Senate Speaker Mircea Geoana, when he is not attacked by the violet flame, as it happened in the presidential campaign, has some other occult hobbies as well, specific to... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2010

It's a miracle!! Vision restored!

Sa razi sau sa te indignezi!!! This from Adevarul, and it is just the tip of the iceberg. There are literally hundreds of these ripoffs going on over periods of what must surely be years. And how wonderful that miracles happen, for in the country of my heart, the blind can read maps with one eye on the television and the lame do the can-can!: S-au dat drept orbi ca să încaseze indemnizaţiile de handicap de la stat Alex Chirilă, Luni  5 apr 2010 Agafia Constantin primeşte de cinci ani indemnizaţie pentru orbi  ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:58 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
12 juillet 2010

The love of Bucharest

Dear Everyone, How good it is to know that there are some nice things happening in and concerning Roumania instead of the sad, depressing and intolerable things that happen on a day to day level. What am I talking about? Blogs! Blogs have my attention today! Out there are people who still care, who still photograph and write about the gems, the jewels, the teardrops and the sighs of a jaded Little Paris, the city of my heart. They take the time, extend their hearts and arms to share their knowledge, thoughts and feelings. We learn... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:55 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
06 juillet 2010

Good grief! This from The Diplomat:Egyptian student deported after complaining to University in Constanta An Egyptian studying to be a doctor in Constanta was handcuffed, arrested and deported after complaining over university practices. Report by Claudia Ciobanu After threatening to take state-owned Ovidiu University in Constanta to court, Egyptian fourth-year medical student Peter Samuel has been arrested at dawn, handcuffed, locked up and deported back to his home country. On 22 June, after spending seven days behind... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:39 - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]