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Commenting article: The Times: Young Bulgarian Employee is Bright, Educated, Delight to Work With

The young Bulgarian student Aleksander Todorov lives in a world of potatoes, the British daily "The Times" says in an article published Sunday.

The young Bulgarian hopes to become one day a computer specialist in the US, but "in the meantime he is in economic exile in Britain, living, eating, sleeping potatoes, and dreaming of the day he will see his family again," the author writes.
Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 00:03:05

Lol, what a loser!

WTF are you posing with those potatoes there, giving the Brits what they constantly need and crave - feeling better than others....

Spotty, toothless, Anglo trash....

Uchak - 3 Feb 2009 // 00:05:26

main reason so many English go to BG, to feel smug and superior with long lost colonial complex...

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 00:10:22

The Americans are the same.
The articles the write about BG - it's all about "we are better"!

this is a new one:
Forgotten Bulgaria! WTF - 7 million visitors annually - that's the equivalent of 300 million to the US - I think they have like 10% of that!

Go Putin!

xNELLIEx - 3 Feb 2009 // 02:10:13

"Don't come to Bulgaria if you're looking for some glossy European elegance interspersed with Starbucks and all those Western, touristy accouterments that make travel so comfortable and reassuring."

OK, I won't go. I like my designer artifacts and world class shopping, restaurants and hotels. I will leave Bulgaria to the wild ones, the chalga girls and the gyppos. lol

CJB - 3 Feb 2009 // 02:35:55

Why criticise this young guy for earning some money to help pay for his education? He's no worse than you are, an economic migrant. Hell, he wants to be you, living in the States, working in the Valley...

He was lucky though to get a job with the co-op, who are ethical employers paying reasonable wages. Others are not so lucky...

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 02:36:00

That's exactly it - BG is turning into one cheap Vegas - wtf is he talking about?
I hope no-one reads this - that's all we need more Anglo tourists....

xNELLIEx - 3 Feb 2009 // 02:45:08

Ha! Bulgaria should be so lucky - to turn into Vegas, I mean. Vegas is the height of elegance and class and glamor compared to Bulgaria.

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 03:16:32

Right, but it's even more commercialized than many other places in the Europe.
That's my point - you want cheap nightlife, extreme commercialism, fast food everywhere, and the rest - come to BG.
This article is complete bullshit.

Take your fat asses to Tibet or something - basically, don't come to BG, America - we don't want you!

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 03:29:57

CJB are you stupid?
Who's criticizing him for wanting to make money?

I am criticizing him for posing like a zoo animal for the satisfaction of the Brit's never ending need to glorify themselves.

It's not his fault, nor is it any one in UK's credit that UK has been much longer at that thing called Capitalism, so they've gone farther. So what?
100 years a go they were flocking to the US just like we are now, all for the same reason - money = better life.

Do you know what I'd like to see?
One day the UK or US, out of no-where, for all businesses and property, to wake up in the morning without ownership titles!
I mean without owners or ownership laws.
Everything is basically up for grabs - free for all!
It happened in BG in the fall of '89.
I want to see how well they do, in those same circumstances, on the corruption front, especially if in the first few years no-one on the outside cares about the goings on, as it was with BG and not with some of the more central European countries, which were quickly incorporated.
I'd love to see that!
My guess is that it will be a much much nastier affair, than it was in BG...

xNELLIEx - 3 Feb 2009 // 03:39:12

"I mean without owners or ownership laws.
Everything is basically up for grabs - free for all!
It happened in BG in the fall of '89."

Really? I thought it happened in 1944. Ownershi was restored in 1989.

xNELLIEx - 3 Feb 2009 // 04:02:16


2007 tourism numbers

1 France Europe 81.9 million
2 Spain Europe 59.2 million
3 United States 56.0 million
4 China Asia 54.7 million
5 Italy Europe 43.7 million
6 United Kingdom 30.7 million
7 Germany Europe 24.4 million
8 Ukraine Europe 23.1 million
9 Turkey Europe 22.2 million
10 Mexico 21.4 million

Bulgaria 7 million - BIG WHOOP!

That was in 2007. In 2009 - who knows? Maybe 2 million?

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 04:03:29

"Really? I thought it happened in 1944. Ownershi was restored in 1989."

You can't be that dumb Nellie!
1947 (not '44) the opposite happened - ownership titles were scrapped.
In 1989 there was no immediate attempt to restore, (again no external pressure) not to mention that the industrial facilities were far beyond simple restoration, since most were built on multiple owner's, wrongly nationalized, empty fields, so no clear ownership!

It's much easier to nationalize, than privatize - it's much like unscrambling eggs.

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 04:06:12

OK US has 13% of its population in visitors, not 10%.
With almost 100% BG is far from "Forgotten" as the US article stated..

xNELLIEx - 3 Feb 2009 // 04:09:51


You are the one who said ownership laws were destroyed in 1989. Ownership laws were destroyed in 1947. Who is the dumb one here?

xNELLIEx - 3 Feb 2009 // 04:13:06

OK, but look at France - 60 million people, 80 million visitors. Look at the other European countries.

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