Maybe not a bad idea for Mat to read into the topic "subliminal advertising". Once one is capable to take advertisements apart to such extend the true messages will become clear, one will understand this nasty way of heavily influencing (and discriminating) people is all over. Sadly enough it's not only in ads, but also in written articles, in movies, in music etc. and it goes on non stop. Learn the "mechanics" and it's possible to recognize and avoid.
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!
Please, let that Euro stay where it is and don't let it be introduced in BG for many years to come. I'm sure here in BG they'll play the same tricks as played in Holland in January 2002. The friggin digits stayed the same, only the symbol was changed. Conversion rate was 2.2 guilders to one euro....so the dutch endured for many items, especially those items people need every day (food), more than 100% increase. Most frustrating thing is that our government (at the time as well as current, however basically they're the same aho's) is denying this high and low.....
It's not only the smoking that kills, but for an underestimated large part also (and I'm quite sure about it) the asbestos flying through the cities. Ever seen how they take down old buildings? No protection, no taking out asbestos separately......just smash the building and let the surrounding area be covered in a three thumbs thick layer of dust (which happened when they took down the old military hospital in the center of Varna). Heck....even at the hospital grounds here in Varna there are pipes (for heating) covered in asbestos, above ground surrounding the whole facility. This asbestos is in a very poor condition....cracking and pulverizing all over the place. All over the world everyone knows the dangers of asbestos, in BG however it is underestimated big time. Anyways, it's way too easy and obvious to blame the smoking only...
I really would not like to hear that this is a surprise to anyone. It was so obvious, since 2003/2004, what was going on and that they were moving too fast on a slippery slope.
Did anyone learn from this? No, not for a bit. I'm really amazed what I see happening all the time here. If someone has a successful cellphone repair shop, you can be sure that within no time there will be hundreds of them opened by people who also think they'll make a fortune. When real estate seemed to become a "profitable" business, real estate agencies all over the d@mn place (at a given moment we had around 1000 of them here in Varna). They constantly jump from hype to hype here and time after time they oversaturate a certain business, then withdraw from it by the masses to jump collectively on the next train of hypes. Idiots!
From my experience as a barkeeper (the first temporary job I had in Bulgaria, seven years ago) I can say that Russians, also those who come with their family, are far from being polite. In general those that I met were thrifty, loud, rude aho's showing an unbelievable arrogance. Of all nationalities I met, the best were the Scandinavians. Regardless how drunk they were, they stayed polite, were absolutely not thrifty and far from being arrogant. Most pleasant people I have met in my life as a matter of fact....and an additional plus....it's very easy to communicate with them as they switch very easily to another language. Try that with a Russian......
Not surprised about the ranking of Bulgaria, but I AM surprised about the number of casualties/million in the USA. Although it's been quite a while, but the times I have been driving around there I thought the average driver in the States was quite civilized.
"Everybody is keeping his money until the storm is over"
Granted that people actually have money of their own. It's scary if you'd know how many people have been living large on credits (and still do).
Recently, on a bulletin board at the entrance of my block, some credit giving company (Jet Cash or something like that) put up an advert with little strips (with the phone number) one can pull off. Within 24 hours, of 15 strips, 12 were pulled of.....meaning 12 households in my block (of a total of 36 househoulds) were interested in taking credit. This tells me that at least 33% still don't realize they're digging their own (financial) graves and think the limits reach higher than the sky. Idiots!!!
"How is watching paint dry working out for you? lol"
Perfect, I'm doing a lot better than those who don't/didn't show such patience. Also, I may be boring to others, but I'm not bored myself....and that's what counts. :-)
Besides....nowadays there's fast drying paint available on the market, so it is not such a bad job to watch it dry out. :-)
That clip does not prove anything. Similar clips can be made of any city/town in Bulgaria. Certainly it didn't tell me Plovdiv is an oasis as I saw mainly (socialistic) concrete buildings and old photos. I can go around Varna and shoot a clip in which it'dl seem Varna is an oasis full with calm streets, beautiful parks, modern buildings. All depends what you shoot and how you shoot it.
I have to agree with Nellie here: The average price of properties and the cost of living reflect quite well the demand and based on that it appears Plovdiv is not so much wanted compared to Sofia and Varna.
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