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#141961
BULERICAN - 2 Dec 2006 // 21:48:54

Author: vaskoto1 2 Dec 2006 19:48:59
average you say…it strongly depends on what you are looking for! if you will make the effort to do a little bit of research on bulgaria's history you'll find some quite amazing things about us. since 1393 till 1876 we have been under turkish slavery. no economical development no cultural progress no nothing! only bits and pieces of our religion! in that time europe was rising in all aspects with breakneck speed! we manage to recuperate from this almost to the point of recognition of our money in europe! but then comes the communism. and it lasted 45 additional years destroying everything. and yet we did almost manage to rise from that ordeal too. to the point, again, of entering EU. in what time?
this my friend does not come cheap and is not done by "average" people...

Wow, and here I thought the Ottoman occupation was 1453 through 1878, that of course following 300 +/- years of Byzantine Rule. Not to mention the 45 or so years of Communism, as well as the few years of National Socialist control as well.

Seems like everytime she stands up, Bulgaria gets slapped down again, hopefully never again, and with the entrance to the EU, perhaps things will get better. More expensive for sure, but hopefully better.

#141962
BULERICAN - 2 Dec 2006 // 21:45:00

Author: beauty 2 Dec 2006 20:07:38
TO Bulerican:

I do not believe you would be able to survive in Germany on your $950,- monthly pay check from the USArmy.

(Sorry to disappoint Beauty, but my retired pay from the US Military is a great deal more than $950, to be exact it is $1125.00 after taxes.
However that is pocket change, my discretionary piss in the wind money, compared to the Euro 3000 (after taxes) I receive as salary from the company I work for. Add to that the Euro 400 - 1000 I receive monthly for personal appearances with my rockband Catweazle and it becomes clear that our family does NOT "survive", we do quite well thank you.)

So...do not tell me farytales!
(Why should I tell you fairytales, I need not impress you, nor do I try, if the truth is not enough for you then correspond with someone else please.)

I do cases for American veterans therefore i know that recently the benefits are not very exiting. (Exiting ? Surely you mean ex"c"iting ?)

(As a retired servicemember, I would not know what "veterans" are receiving for benefits nor do I care, although technically a "veteran" a retired person is in a whole different category than someone who served and got out. I have not looked at my online retired pay account lately, but I believe we are getting 3% added to the retired pay this coming year, or another $36 or so.)

Beside this they make you to reimburse the US Army for the separation pay which you,Veterans got.

(Separation pay is usually paid to those servicemen getting out between 10 - 20 years of service(By reduction in force selections, or by selected MOS), if a servicemember returns to active duty and then does in fact retire, or in some cases is given a disability rating for service connected injuries, they may be required to reimburse the US Government for the Separation/Transition pay.)

(As a retired servicemember, separation pay was not received, nor must I repay anything to anyone concerning my military service. Toughest thing I have to do each month for my retired paycheck is check my bank account online to see how much money I might need to move about (CD's, T-Bonds, other long term investments etc.), usually I merely confirm the deposit and there it stays, makes vacation time real real nice.)

Btw, I started receiving that retired pay at age 39, the first check coming on 31Jan92, approximately $210000.00 of lovely retired pay has been paid to me thus far. I love those American taxpayers, God bless them all. 8-)

#141963
DP - 2 Dec 2006 // 21:18:38

PieterL: “And his holiday is not only celebrated in Holland and Belgium, but also in Germany, Switzerland and Russia.”

It is celebrated in Bulgaria also--on December 6th as the day of Saint Nikolai or in Bulgarian Св. Николай, архиеп. Мирликийски, чудотворец (Никулден).

#141964
beauty - 2 Dec 2006 // 20:07:38

TO Bulerican:

I do not believe you would be able to survive in Germany on your $950,- monthly pay check from the USArmy.

So...do not tell me farytales!

I do cases for American veterans therefore i know that recently the benefits are not very exiting.
Beside this they make you to reimburse the US Army for the separation pay which you,Veterans got.

#141965
vaskoto1 - 2 Dec 2006 // 19:48:59

average you say…it strongly depends on what you are looking for! if you will make the effort to do a little bit of research on bulgaria's history you'll find some quite amazing things about us. since 1393 till 1876 we have been under turkish slavery. no economical development no cultural progress no nothing! only bits and pieces of our religion! in that time europe was rising in all aspects with breakneck speed! we manage to recuperate from this almost to the point of recognition of our money in europe! but then comes the communism. and it lasted 45 additional years destroying everything. and yet we did almost manage to rise from that ordeal too. to the point, again, of entering EU. in what time?
this my friend does not come cheap and is not done by "average" people...

#141966
PieterL - 2 Dec 2006 // 18:43:54

One year ago we had the same issue here.
Sinterklaas (Sint Nicolaas) is NOT the Dutch version of Father Christmas! He is the original. And his holiday is not only celebrated in Holland and Belgium, but also in Germany, Switzerland and Russia.
Also: it is not 'rumor has it'. Saint Nicolaus is a real christian saint, with December 6th as his official name-day.

The Brits took Sinterklaas with them to North America, where the poor saint eventually ended up as some kind of McDonalds-type symbol, called Santa Claus.

#141967
Pete - 2 Dec 2006 // 17:49:05

One by one the "problem" people have been taken out. Politkovska, Litvinenko etc. Scaramela is on his way quess who is next? And Putin just wish-washes his hands. Of course it's him. This is without doubt KGB style. Close to what happened with Georgi Markov. This is are different killers but the orders are coming from the same place.

#141968
Ikky - 2 Dec 2006 // 17:46:42

dear bite.me,

fock you and please don't return to bg. you are a cultural pigmy.

#141969
Ikky - 2 Dec 2006 // 17:44:04

I hope the "tax man" checks the customers taxes and assets.

#141970
just me - 2 Dec 2006 // 16:07:02

Bulerican-
Good morning and guten Tag!
Just about everyone who posts here regularly could be cited for occasional bouts of silliness that have been taken the wrong way by one person or another. We're just a bunch of PEOPLE, after all. No malice intended, honestly, either now or before.
jm :)

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