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Commenting article: Will There Be a Bulgarian Spring?

The year of great changes especially in Arab world have been in 2011, with its conception in Tunisia and encompassing -: Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen.

The people at last were looking for reforms and the only way forward was to rid themselves of their corrupt despot rulers and give birth to a democracy society. Some of the fights are still continuing but I'm sure in the end they will all prevail.

Running parallel with these events the world was embroiled in another battle, with the economies deteriorating at an alarming rate, and civil unrest looming large.

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#1
hercules - 23 Dec 2011 // 10:03:00

There are not many certainties in this world, but the Bulgarian people not revolting against their government are one of them.

Remember, this is a country that welcomed the Nazis and the Soviets with open arms and the only things that do stir signs of dissent, are their hatred of the Roma and Jehovah’s Witnesses!

#2
sa-sha - 23 Dec 2011 // 18:27:21

Bulgarians know everything about themselves, so, let's be a bit more accurate:
"this is" a State [not "a Country"] that "welcomed the Nazis" and "this is" a People
[a Country] that thanked the Soviets...

#3
hercules - 24 Dec 2011 // 11:23:40

“Bulgarians know everything about themselves, so, let's be a bit more accurate:
"this is" a State [not "a Country"] that "welcomed the Nazis" and "this is" a People
[a Country] that thanked the Soviets...”

It doesn’t matter how you juggle the words the connotations are still here …

Of course the Bulgarians thanked the Soviets for putting their country (sorry state), back into the “ dark ages”, like the Soviets thanked the Bulgarians for re-building their industries for nothing!

Subservience is something the Bulgarians are very familiar with in their history!

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#5
ankle - 26 Dec 2011 // 10:13:01

sa-sha,

Reading through all the recent postings on here, with you being one of the most vigorous contributors on most matters….. Why no comments on the historic events now happening in your country?

The Russians are at last revolting against their corrupt leaders and the way they are doing nothing for their people, which like Bulgarian’s were better off under the Stalinist rule.

The vast sums of money that is being created from oil and gas is not being re-invested in other industries for the future generations to enjoy, just into the pockets of a few!

Also, I'm sure you have seen that there is a big re-insurgence in the Communist Party’s support and what that could mean?

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sa-sha - 26 Dec 2011 // 14:14:41

Ankle, "Why no comments on the historic events now happening in your country?
The Russians are at last revolting against their corrupt leaders and the way they
are doing nothing for their people.." Need my comment? OK. I'll try to be short:
(1)"the historic events", "Russians are at last revolting"--"Устал я от пиздоболов,
и этих здесь, и тех-в Кремле"[~"I'm tired of all these 'talkers' both here & there,
in Kremlin"], told me a ~40-year old man in the Sakharov Square while December,24
meeting. Such 'historic events'- with Nemtsov, Kasparov, Kasyanov, Ksusha Sobchak
etc starring- may initiate nothing but 'shock'. In the beginning of the XX-th century
the great Russian reformer Pyotr Stolipin replied to such 'patriots': "You need great
shocks, we need great Russia". Later these 'patriots' killed Stolipin & then October,
1917 coup d'Etat happened...Does God saves Russia from such 'revoltings'.
(2)"The wast sums..." 5 days ago Putin has initiated "new war" against corruption,
let's see....
(3)"A big re-insurance in the communist party's support"-no wonder. While the high
turbulence the person always asks himself: "Why have I joined this damned plane?
It was so calm & reliable on the earth"....

#7
Thenonymous - 26 Dec 2011 // 16:10:30

"damp squid"?

I like it, we should import that descriptor into English.

#8
hercules - 26 Dec 2011 // 17:48:39

"damp squid"?

”I like it, we should import that descriptor into English.”

“Needless to say the remonstration was like a damp squid and petered out with everyone going home and nothing achieved.”

Damp Squib or Damp Squid:

Squid are indeed usually damp in their natural environment.

But the popular British expression describing a less than spectacular explosion is a “damp squib” (soggy firecracker).

It seems perfectly understandable to me… take your pick!

#9
sa-sha - 26 Dec 2011 // 19:46:32

Dear Keith Gregory! " So what about Bulgaria, the most corrupt and least
democratic EU country? Will the flames of insurgency reach there?"-You wrote.
Your Christmas is over & I can read-and understand(!)- now... You need "flames"
so badly... Ну вот ёб твою мать, зачем? [~"What for, dear friend?"]. Look, Keith,
I'm an ordinary Idiot, but You are the outstanding one. Just Super Idiot! Toast!

#10
ankle - 27 Dec 2011 // 09:21:43

sa-sha,
As normal your posts are written in an incomprehensible way, which makes the reading and upstanding nearly impossible.

It seems that the reason why you are not supporting the present demonstrations in Russia is that you believe it has all happened before and nothing will come of theses?

Let me remind you that this forum is in English not “ codswallop”

#11
sa-sha - 27 Dec 2011 // 12:06:45

Ankle, "As normal your posts are written in an incomprehensible way, which makes the reading and upstanding nearly impossible."-Why to ask then & why to reply to "the incomprehensible"? Or English is everything, Logic is nothing?
"It seems that the reason why you are not supporting the present demonstrations in Russia is that you believe it has all happened before and nothing will come of theses?"- Not quite. I sooner 'believe' that Russia needs big & urgent changes, but not through the revolution, not through the shocks. Evolution only.
"Let me remind you that this forum is in English not “ codswallop”- Let me, in contrast to You, be tolerant & merely send Your reminding back to You.

#12
ankle - 27 Dec 2011 // 18:24:19

sa-sha,

."-Why to ask then & why to reply to "the incomprehensible"? Or English is everything, Logic is nothing?
"It seems that the reason why you are not supporting the present demonstrations in Russia is that you believe it has all happened before and nothing will come of theses?"- Not quite. I sooner 'believe' that Russia needs big & urgent changes, but not through the revolution, not through the shocks. Evolution only.
"Let me remind you that this forum is in English not “ codswallop”- Let me, in contrast to You, be tolerant & merely send Your reminding back to You.”

How long are you prepared to wait for the progression to work it’s way through in Russia?

With the Russian mentally being similar to the Bulgarians and fellow Balkans countries you can’t be optimistic that change will ever happen, without a massive change from another direction!

The problems you are having understanding the English language, why don’t you use Google translate?

#13
sa-sha - 27 Dec 2011 // 20:40:17

Leaving aside "the Russian mentally being similar to the Bulgarians and fellow Balkans countries", I'd like to remark that the whole Forum is in a current: my English is
'govno'. But the story is not about my English, not about the mentality, it's about
the Level. Many Forumers obviously know English not worse-at least-than You, but,
say, PeterPerfect has NEVER used this 'trump card' in a polemic with me & it is
the Level. Respect to the son of Britain. Respect to all other Forumers.
As for You, Ankle, let me not jump into the abyss for joining You, for sharing Your
wretched-sorry-level. That's all.

#14
ankle - 28 Dec 2011 // 12:13:28

sa-sha,

I noticed how you have side- step the question that’s is the point of our discussion on here… Russia!

I’m more that happy to discuss any subject you wish, if I can understand what you are trying to say

I would not say that your English is terrible but it’s the way that you construct your sentences, which are more in a lyrical/rhythmical way.

Try not to impress and just stick to the subject matter and then it will be very easy for all of us to exchange postings!

#15
sa-sha - 28 Dec 2011 // 13:10:05

Ankle, "Try not to impress and just stick to the subject matter": No smallest desire
to "impress". It's my style, my manner, my 'modus scripti, operandi, vivendi'... And
then: Forumers' level is really high & they easily understand, I think, my hints &
jokes. Images, pictures, sounds, jokes invite people not only to smile, but to
meditate. Sometimes the only one picture, joke or phrase [Latin!] speaks more than hundreds of wize & serious words. I'm afraid of serious faces, I'm afraid of serious
words. All biggest crimes on this earth are committed just with the utmost 'serious'
faces & accompanied by the utmost 'serious' words...Still-in the name of discussion-
I will try to be more clear,...................but :-)

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