Thats exactly right. As for BG, everything that happens in this country depends on the votes of 240 people who show up at work 1 day over 3 (busy with their other businesses, you know). Of those, 20 people have some opinion worthy of consideration and 220 have no opinion at all and dont really care - they vote (if they are accidentally at work) as the party tells them.
Another thing - Bulgaria has been ruled by a single person (like a president) from its formation in the early Middle Ages till 1990 - after which we somehow decided that if we adopt a German-like organization of state we will become more like the Germans. Instead, we became more like the Africans.
The nonsense voted without proper quorum by several guys in the parliament who are accidentally there becomes instantly a law and affects millions of people. And nobody can change that except these same guys. Well, I think our system is wrong for our people (too lazy, hardheaded and corrupt to make it work) and should be taylored for what we are, not for what we wanna be.
Is this really the right question? Why dont we look at the very organization of the state? We have 20 years of "reforms" made under parliamentary proportional system.
In such a system there is no clear separation between the executive and the legislative branches so if one is corrupt and ineffective, the other can do nothing to stop it and actually gets infected so that "everything goes smoothly" for these guys because they are in the same boat and have no boss.
so why should I vote for a system in which I dont believe? Have to see whether some party proposes presidential or semi-presidential republic and better electoral system where the people have actually some say. If there is such a party ill vote, if not Ill not vote.
Those cheap tricks and rethorics around the "communists" and the "rightists" and if you dont vote for the ones youll get the others doesnt work anymore - they work only for the parties and for the MPs but not for the people.
I guess I have to stop posting for today - got tired and didnt see where my "Hi Bill" post went, after which posted the same thing in slightly different words.
I know very little of your beliefs and am not interested to know more or to make fun of them. I dont even know which of all these religious movements are considered religion and which - sect. I guess I should call all of them religions and people will be happy and wont feel offended as long as one doesnt enter futile discussions.
I dont intend to offend yours or anyone else religion - didnt even read these huge threads where you and Nellie and others quarrel on religion issues - I know you do because there are traces of these disputes in totally unrelated but much shorter threads that I read.
To tell you the truth I dont even know which of the many movements and churches in the US and elsewhere are considered sects and which are considered official religions - and Im not interested to know, actually.
I guess if I tell to a member of any religious movement that their beliefs are a religion instead of a sect they will be all happy because it sounds more serious.
at least Ms Chukanov (an awful BG family name) opted to go for a beauty contest, one cannot know whether the T-shirt girl ever showed up at a beauty contest - maybe not because they would kick her out of the sect if she did.
Its just a joke. Now, there are different types of Mormon girls - like this one
or like this one
I guess Laura and the girl with the T-shirt didnt have any chance to win a Mormonesque Miss contest so they opted for a beauty contest - what else they could do?
btw Laura is absolutely gorgeous and can win but I dont get how can she be a Bulgarian when she left BG atthe age of 4.
It is really ridiculous to call Bulgaria-born people who left BG before the age of 5 or so and make some buzz in the news Bulgarians when they dont even think in Bulgarian.
Mormon-esque must be Mormon-like and must derive from the way the French coin new words like Rambolesque (something that resembles Rambo or the Rambo movies)
I think the example of Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Albania and Macedonia have demonstrated that the form of parliamentary republic adopted in a Balkan mafia state is the best way to legalize and maintain the mafia practices from top to bottom in the society.
With this form of parlaimentary republic, and with our electoral laws there is no way to change a mafia state into a normal one because the parliament votes anything that arranges the MPs and the people around them and keeps the status quo. The most ridiculous case was the inability to draft a proper law on conflict of interests as this is the main vehicle to wealth.
Maybe both the constitution and the form of government are not good enough to make real reforms in a mafia state so the situation in BG will remain like this at the very least till the next elections. Maybe presidential republic is a better choice for the Balkans and thats why Romania scores slightly better than BG in corruption and organized crime.
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