After I wondered that I found that he is "the son of Ladis Kristof, a Transylvanian-born Armenian who immigrated to the United States after World War II." That sounds strange, too, but it doesn't really matter. Just a passing wonder.
I hope you and your family doing well.
"The woman, whose identity has not been revealed yet, was rushed to Pirogov Emergency Institute. She suffered 10% burns, doctors said."
That sentence was copied from the earlier article. The sentence immediately before it reveals the identity of the woman as Petya Minkova, age 33.
Bill's right, but even a young and strong woman is rarely a match for a male mugger, even without the acid. I'm sure the acid was related to the scandals she's investigating.
That's a brilliant Op-Ed piece you pasted. The complete article can be read at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/opinion/09kristof.html?em
You missed some really humorous quotes.
"(Intellectuals are for real. In contrast, a pedant is a supercilious show-off who drops references to Sophocles and masks his shallowness by using words like вЂњfulgentвЂќ and вЂњsupercilious.вЂќ)" HAHAHAHAHA
and the fact that "James Garfield could simultaneously write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other!" Now, I ask you, who wouldn't show off at happy hour with that one?
My own opinion: GW Bush, despite Yale undergrad and Harvard MBA, did have a couple of things working against him. One was his slow speaking typical good-ole-boy Texas manner and another was his being "too rigid and too intoxicated with the fumes of moral clarity."
I haven't read or watched this guy before, but do you suppose Nicholas D. Kristof has Bulgarian roots?
I don't think they could've picked a more boring and nondescript picture to present. But then again, it seems the whole point of this exhibition is to say "see - we're just like you." That's a shame when on its own Bulgaria is unique and fascinating.
It looks silly to show such a boring and staid scene at an angle, as well. You might expect that with the vibrant frenzy of the city at night, but surely nothing was going on in the leafy suburb to knock the camera.
I read on the Chicago Tribune's site this afternoon that he has accepted the job. Incidentally, this is also the guy who was the inspiration for the character Josh Lyman on the television show "The West Wing."
The Novinite discussion has gone from spewing acid at each other and the US presidential candidates to CHEESE! Remember a few years back when all the ads on US TV featured a song that said "Behold! the power of cheese?" Then a bunch of people got upset, as people often do, and called it heresy so the ads were removed.
Have a great day,
"Yes, my son. I am 108 years old hag who likes to knit socks in her spare time and spits sunflower seeds for exercise...(quote of my old post)."
What? You knit socks? I've been looking for a pattern for Bulgarian baba socks for years, and all the while you've been hiding this talent from me? This is a matter of international importance! LOL
A woman of many talents, that DP is. She can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan. Have a great day, my friend.
It wasn't really a Forbes ranking. It was an article in Forbes that summarized the MasterCard Emerging Markets Index. It gives an interesting perspective as to where Sofia stands relative to 64 other emerging markets. It's incredible, the number of developing markets I've never even heard of in China that are near the top of the list.
You can read the full study, including the full list, the measures, their weights, etc. online at:
This is where I jump in for levity and post a link to some nice pictures of Sofia's Central Bus Station, a pretty cool looking modern place.
God, I love Indian food! You guys are making me hungry! :)
Bored, I don't think anyone's laying into Bill today. He's having a nice discussion and doesn't seem to need to be defended. If everybody stopped addressing him he'd be, well, bored. :)
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
Potentially Defective Aluminum was used by All Car Manufacturers in Japan