Bulgaria Loses Millions BGN from Illegal Internet Gambling вЂ“ Report
Bulgaria loses hundreds of millions of BGN each year as a result of the activity of illegal operators of online gambling.
This has been reported by the BGNES agency which cites data provided to it by representatives of the State Gambling Commission.
A representative of the Commission, Simeon Simeonov, is quoted as confirming that the companies providing Internet gambling and bets in Bulgaria are unlicensed. The Commission has reportedly imposed dozens of fines on such companies.
The statistics shows that in 2006 the turnover from illegal online gambling operations in Bulgaria was BGN 500 M, going up to BGN 700 M in 2007, and BGN 1 B in 2008; the figure is expected to reach BGN 1,5 B in 2009.
BGNES cites Alexander Tumparov, Deputy Chair of the Bulgarian Association for Entertainment and Gambling Games, as saying that the unlicensed online gambling operators working in Bulgaria were in violation of nine different laws. BGNES reports that these revelations about the online gambling in Bulgaria were made during a seminar on bookmaking in Sofia sponsored by the unlicensed gambling operator Betsafe.
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"And some people wonder why this forum has become more silent the recent months."
I don't know about anyone else, but I dropped out and post less because this web site and especially this forum are extremely slow at times. When I try to open the page and it takes forever, I just don't bother waiting for it. That's the REAL reason, not Bill's silly religion.
Believe it or not, I agree with you. The topic seems to get onto different threads simply by clicking on the "reply" button on whatever thread the post to be replied to is on.
I'm more than willing to drop the subject; in fact wish it had never gotten started.
How did you manage to continue the Gospel whatever thread in this topic? This is what is called hijacking and not really appreciated in internet forums. Is it really necessary to continue the never ending and senseless debate with Nellie all over the damn place instead of restricting yourselves to just one thread in which you can call each other what ever you please?
And some people wonder why this forum has become more silent the recent months. To me it is not a mystery: the Bill - Nellie dialogues (which more often than not seem like monologues) are extremely boring, never ending and are definitely a reason some people don't post here any longer. Please exchange email addresses or add each other to a buddy list on ICQ, MSN or whatever, but don't splatter your disagreements and childish crap all over here! THANKS!
You poor, dim-witted old sod! I feel for you, I really do. However...
" I have been in seven of the Church's temples. At the time there were only thirteen. In none of them was any of the signs you claim to be there. No pentagrams in particular. Nothing of a satanic nature."
Oh? And how about the apron of Lucifer? How about the inverted pentagrams on all the windows of the Navoo temple?
" Even the Bible backs up this division."
The Bible does not back up anything Mormon. It is arrogant, blasphemous, and ignorant to say so. It is an insult to Christianity and Christians.
" So you disagree with our teaching. So what? I don't agree with Catholicism, but I'm not going to wallpaper any forum with a diatribe against Catholicism"
Thank the Lord for small mercies. Catholicism is a true religion steeped in centuries of tradition and based on the Bible, the only true gospel. Unlike Mormonism.
"The worst part of what you're doing is the complete discourtesy of treating someone else's faith as though it were a personal insult to you."
Is it not an insult to all Christians everywhere for that ignorant turd Joseph Smith to say that his badly written religious fiction is an improvement on the Bible? Is it not arrogant of him to say that this mumbo-jumbo he plagiarized is the one perfect religion? The Devil made him do it, make no mistake about that. Why do you think the good, righteous, Christian people of New England and Missouri and everywhere he went wanted him gone? The guy was a liar and a cheat, a treasure hunter, a polygamous pedophile and a snake oil salesman. And you, old fool, bought into it.
"Let's just say I am an honest person and I like to slice through lies like a hot knife through butter."
Yeah, sure. That entitles you to rant and rave for pages and pages about something you know very little about, as though now you're the Savor. Pardon me if I don't believe that.
What I do know is from experience plus study, mixed, of course, with prayer. Neither I nor the Church claim to have all the answers. We know only what the Lord has chosen to reveal, and we know there's a lot more that hasn't been.
I have been in seven of the Church's temples. At the time there were only thirteen. In none of them was any of the signs you claim to be there. No pentagrams in particular. Nothing of a satanic nature.
Even the Bible backs up this division. Christ taught in the synagogues of the region, but when in Jerusalem he went to the temple. Temples then, and temples now, serve a different function than meeting houses. My Jewish friend maintains that "synagogue" is a mistranslation to begin with, because there were no synagogues in Israel at the time. No matter what the translators may have done with the words, the fact remains that they met somewhere and were taught.
So you disagree with our teaching. So what? I don't agree with Catholicism, but I'm not going to wallpaper any forum with a diatribe against Catholicism, nor am I going to call anyone stupid, deluded, duped, or anything else of that nature for holding the faiths they do.
The worst part of what you're doing is the complete discourtesy of treating someone else's faith as though it were a personal insult to you.
Pk asked a serious question, and I did my best to give it a serious answer. I was surprised when Eurotourist asked a serious question, and again I did my best to give him an answer. That's all I can do. The Lord has to do much of his work with dull tools, and I'm certainly not the sharpest edge in his kit, but I have to try.
" What I don't understand is why you're making such a hullabaloo about it in the first place. You don't believe; you don't want to believe, and you've not been harmed by the Church. So what motivates this frantic crusade?"
Let's just say I am an honest person and I like to slice through lies like a hot knife through butter. It is not enough for the Church to not do me harm, it has to do no harm to all those naive and innocent people who have been bamboozled into it, like you have been. What a wasted life!
I have to admit you've dug up something I wasn't aware of. I'll have to look into that more deeply.
"Yeah, right...You are lying, as usual."
No, I'm not lying. The Church didn't issue the book I cited. It's an English translation of an ancient Mayan document, and published by a reputable university.
Also in my library is a letter that Columbus wrote back to his bishop in Spain. In it, he complains that his men are cheating the Indians, who are bringing gifts of gold, and giving them in return old leather straps and potsherds. He says the Indians are running to and fro, saying, "Come and see the men from God".
I've been on one of Columbus' ships. It's in the harbor of Barcelona. It couldn't have held more than fifty men comfortably. Yet when the Spanish Conquistadors sailed into Central America they managed to wipe out the whole Mayan empire. Why? Because they were welcomed with open arms, and then proceeded to slaughter the Indians. They simply didn't put up any resistance.
Now how would they have gotten the idea that the Spaniards came from God? Because they knew that their ancestors had been visited by a bearded white man who promised them he'd return.
Same thing in New England. The pilgrim fathers were told by the Indians about the "Great White Father". How would they have known that the Father was white? They'd never seen a white man.
Indian tradition is closely linked with the BoM, whether you like it or not, and nothing you can do is going to change that. Foam at the mouth as you will, but it won't help.
What I don't understand is why you're making such a hullabaloo about it in the first place. You don't believe; you don't want to believe, and you've not been harmed by the Church. So what motivates this frantic crusade?