Psychologist: Economic Crisis Caused Bulgarian Hostage Drama

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Psychologist: Economic Crisis Caused Bulgarian Hostage Drama: Psychologist: Economic Crisis Caused Bulgarian Hostage Drama The Psychology Institute at the Bulgarian Interior Ministry is marking Thursday its 40th anniversary. File photo

The hostage drama in the city of Sliven is unprecedented for Bulgaria, psychology expert, Hristo Monov, told the TV channel bTV Thursday morning.

Monov, however, points out the incident does not come as a surprise, citing former Interior Minister, Mihail Mikov, warning as early as 2009 about the increase of such crimes over the economic crisis.

The psychologist explained the most likely reason for the bank robbery is a money problem such as having a large loan, which cannot be paid off, rather than someone unstable, seeking attention.

Monov says, despite the fact Bulgaria does not have experience with such situations, the Interior Ministry has very well trained employees.

"After 16 hours, the assailant must be exhausted and confused. The best he can do now is to give himself in," the expert explained, adding there are two ways to deal with such situations – to comply with all wishes of the perpetrator or to not talk to him at all.

The psychologist pointed out the victims will experience serious post-traumatic stress disorder, and advises them to go home to their close-ones, and enjoy their support, instead of talking to authorities.

According to Monov, aggression in Bulgarian society and the difficult economic situation are contributing factors to such crimes.

Ironically, the Psychology Institute at the Bulgarian Interior Ministry is marking Thursday its 40th anniversary.

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#34
DrFaust - 13 Apr 2011 // 11:31:19

Hey Mihail,

"Dr Faust, my lovely internet companion and secret admirer, I am honored that you would spend so much time trying to prove I am gay."

I have to disappoint you. Stating the obvious is something different from "spending so much time trying to prove I am gay".

#33
#32
Mihail - 2 Apr 2011 // 09:27:00

DrFist,

"And be careful when you answer, I might as well correct YOUR typos and language errors."

Threats are the last resort of a coward. This is an actual logical fact and can be proven with game theory. Please be a little braver and show some devotion to me.

#31
Mihail - 2 Apr 2011 // 08:49:21

DrFaust,

"Do you want me to quote you again?"
Yes, please find the quote and make another post about me.

"Are you suffering from arteriosclerosis or from Alzheimer's?"
You are an agist and have no sensitivity toward the sickly.

""You are clearly homophobic and I'd suggest for you to leave this forum."

You are clearly a retard and I suggest that you leave the forum. And then maybe you have time to google 'homophobic' and see that you are wrong, if that's not too intellectually challenging for you."

Stop copying my words you plagiarist! Even your rant on my alleged gayness what plagiarized from Al. You stole the whole "google" thing and the "you are not intellectual" thing from me.

" "We don't need Westerners reading these things thinking we are backwards people."

Who is we? I have nothing in common with you. I am neither gay, nor an idiot, nor (no offence) a Bulgarian."

We means us Bulgarians on this forum. When someone says "we" that doesn't include you necessarily. I can teach you more if you like, just bend over (figuratively speaking of course).

#30
Mihail - 2 Apr 2011 // 08:41:43

Dr Faust, my lovely internet companion and secret admirer, I am honored that you would spend so much time trying to prove I am gay. You deserve better, someone that is like you. You deserve "a real man"!

#29
DrFaust - 1 Apr 2011 // 11:23:51

Hey Mihail,

"I have never felt insulted"

That's really strange.

First you complain that it is disgusting to make remarks about a person's sexuality - forgetting that YOU made remarks about other people's sexuality first. Do you want me to go back and quote you?

Now you tell us 'I never felt insulted' when in your earlier rantings you kept on harking on the fact that 'you feel insulted' by my calling you 'a real man'. Do you want me to quote you again?

Are you suffering from arteriosclerosis or from Alzheimer's?

And I don't know why you call me homophobic. You are an idiot and you are obviously gay, and that may be just a coincidence.

I don't have a problem with the fact that you are gay, because I don't care about your sexual orientation. I also don't have a problem with the fact that you are an idiot, but when an idiot is addressing me like you do, you should at least stop whining when I give you an appropriate answer.

"You are clearly homophobic and I'd suggest for you to leave this forum."

You are clearly a retard and I suggest that you leave the forum. And then maybe you have time to google 'homophobic' and see that you are wrong, if that's not too intellectually challenging for you.

"We don't need Westerners reading these things thinking we are backwards people."

Who is we? I have nothing in common with you. I am neither gay, nor an idiot, nor (no offence) a Bulgarian.

LOL

PS: And be careful when you answer, I might as well correct YOUR typos and language errors.

LOL

#28
Mihail - 1 Apr 2011 // 03:26:27

I actually agree. Troll=1 Michail=0

#27
Nellieherself - 31 Mar 2011 // 19:26:12

Nice exchange of insults. Well played. Score: DrFaust=1 Michail=0

#26
Mihail - 31 Mar 2011 // 13:12:41

What you just wrote has zero value for the human race, it is a waste of computer memory. You seem to have developed some kind of obsession with me which is not healthy.

I said I would leave you but I feel the need to address your recent burst of petty insults to the rest of the people with which I am having a discussion.
You are the annoying child that is interrupting the discussion of the adults.

I have never felt insulted, but I have pointed out when people have tried to insult me. The reason I do that is because I don't care much for that, it breeds an uncivil discussion and I don't like ad hominem attacks.

You are clearly homophobic and I'd suggest for you to leave this forum. We don't need Westerners reading these things thinking we are backwards people.

#25
DrFaust - 31 Mar 2011 // 12:48:09

Hey Mihail,

didn't you promise me a bit earlier to leave me alone 'from now on'?

You seem to have a rather short memory indeed. It took you a very short time to not 'let me alone from now on'.

"Calling someone gay is not an insult, try again."

You are right. I don't care if you are gay or not, but you sound definitely very gay. Obviously it is you who feels insulted by that, just like you felt insulted by my mild irony in the beginning. You seem to be indeed very easily insulted. When you look in the mirror, do you also feel insulted? I am quite sure about that.

"I despise your homophobia."

Homophobia? No way. Telling you that you sound very gay is not homophobia, it's just stating the obvious.

"If you choose to have issues with someone else's sexuality do it in the privacy of your own home with your buddies."

Maybe you should go back and read your first message adressed to me. It is you who has the issues, not me. It is you who 'chooses to have issues with someone else's sexuality" which you should do in the privacy of your own home with your queer buddies, and not me.

Are you sure your real name is not Ser-gay?

"You are giving Bulgarians a bad name in the eyes of the civilized world. Try saying something intelligent."

Not everyone can make such 'intelligent' remarks like you did above. Especially that a Non-Bulgarian can give a bad name to Bulgarians in the civilized world by the things he is saying. That's really another clear sign of your 'intelligence'.

LOL

#24
Mihail - 31 Mar 2011 // 11:24:54

By the way Faust,

Calling someone gay is not an insult, try again.
I despise your homophobia.
If you choose to have issues with someone else's sexuality do it in the privacy of your own home with your buddies.

You are giving Bulgarians a bad name in the eyes of the civilized world. Try saying something intelligent.

#23
Mihail - 31 Mar 2011 // 10:28:52

I'm sorry to everyone that has to read this nonsense.
DrFaust has some sand stuck in his vagina from a previous encounter, if we could raise some money for him to see a doctor, that will be great.
Thanks.

#22
DrFaust - 31 Mar 2011 // 10:04:31

Al,

"On this background, I'll kindly ask, if you are gay?

That might explain your slightly compulsive behaviour."

Interesting that you said this. I had the same feeling about our new 'friend' here from the very beginning, especially after he reactet so sensitively when I called him 'a real man'.

LOL

#21
DrFaust - 31 Mar 2011 // 09:43:59

"My head is going to explode, because it just doesn't compute."

Hm, I couldn't find the video of the explosion on youtube so far, but maybe someone can post us a link here?!

LOL

#20
Mihail - 30 Mar 2011 // 06:36:36

"I believe in the power of existence."

I'm sorry, but I am befuddled by this. My head is going to explode, because it just doesn't compute. I'd ask you to explain, but I think maybe we should end it here.

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