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  1. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    exactly, Erdogan has REGRESSED that country beyond repair. Its obvious its gonna be more middle eastern rather than European state and that proves it.
  2. Didn’t she win the popular vote by 5 mill? In any EU country she would have won. He should thank the medieval USA election system. And he should be reminded after any such statement! Wait he is interviewed by fox journalists only so it won’t happen...
  3. omg, we have those resorts too, like Sunny Beach. Its hell.
  4. I ve been to Madrid and Barcelona and found that Spanish are among the nicest ppl I ve met. Unlike the English. One has to wonder what exactly she doesn't like in them. I really loved the Spanish and Portugease. Iberians are the nicest, the humblest and the most pleasant Europeans. Whenever I asked for directions, they literally took me to the place I was looking for. So cool. English could be very unpleasant, especially English tourists. But of course it all depends on the person and that bitch is most unpleasant.
  5. What the fuck did I just read????? She is shocked by Spanish vacationing in Spain? What an unpleasant bitch.
  6. Interesting. It would be really interesting how the relationship with Mexico evolves in the coming months. Here, in Europe, we are kind of shocked how Trump has treated Canada, Mexico and EU... The supposed alleys have got the coldest shower while North Korea etc. are treated like friends...
  7. MDNA: Love Spent or I m Addicted or Beautiful Killer could fit any M tour list. COADF: Jump is a must, Get Together is a must, HU is a must, FLovers/FLove are must. Any song from COADF (minus Push) is a must and can fit any M tour list.
  8. What is his opinion on Trump and what is his idea on the future relations with Donald?
  9. elijah

    North Macedonia

    As a Bulgarian, I gotta say this dispute has got on too long and I m glad a decision has been reached. I understand Greek position though, as present-day Macedonians are trying to rewritten their history: they are claiming ancient Macedonians were not a Greek tribe (they were), that ancient Macedonians were not speaking Greek (they were) etc. They claim that present-day Macedonians are direct descendants of the ancient ones - the ancient mixed with Slavic tribes and thats why their language was slavicized (in reality up till 1945 the Macedonians were simply part of the Bulgarian nation and saw themselves as Bulgarians). Bulgaria similarly is "robbed" of part of its medieval history: for example Macedonians claim Tzar (King) Samuel is Macedonian ruler, though all the sources claim he is Bulgarian - then they try to explain this by claiming Bulgarian then didn't mean ethnicity but a political affinity etc... But one has to look at the language, history, religion: all is the same and shared between Macedonians and Bulgarians (the language of one is like a dialect of the other). Not to mention that almost all of their national heroes claimed they were Bulgarian etc. Had it Macedonia been part of Bulgaria from the beginning there wouldn't have been a Macedonian ethnicity (actually after the Russo-turkish war in 1877-1878 when Bulgaria was first liberated, it included Macedonia, but then it was return to the Ottoman empire by the Western powers). The main reason Macedonians exist today is the politics of the neighbouring states in trying to make Macedonia part of its history. Macedonism in a way was a result of Greek policy in trying to "hellenize" the local slavs (Bulgarians). In Ottoman times what is today Macedonia was named as "Lower Bulgaria" and "Lower Moesia" by the local Slavs and the names Bulgaria and Moesia were identified with each other. Self-identifying as "Bulgarian" on account of their language, the local Slavs considered themselves as "Rum", i.e. members of the orthodox Christians of the Ottoman empire. This community was a source of identity for all the ethnic groups inside it and most people identified mostly with it. Until the middle of the 19th century the Greeks also called the Slavs in Macedonia "Bulgarians", and regarded them predominantly as Orthodox brethren, but the rise of Bulgarian nationalism changed the Greek position. At that time the Orthodox Christian community began to degrade with the continuous identification of the religious creed with ethnic identity,[5] while Bulgarian national activists started a debate on the establishment of their separate Orthodox church. As result, massive Greek religious and school propaganda occurred, and a process of Hellenization was implemented among Slavic-speaking population of the area. The very name Macedonia, that revived just during the early 19th century, after the foundation of the modern Greek state, with its Western Europe-derived obsession with Ancient Greece, was applied to the local Slavs. The idea was to stimulate the development of close ties between them and the Greeks, linking both sides to the ancient Macedonians, as a counteract against the growing Bulgarian cultural influence into the region. In 1845, for instance, the Alexander romance was published in Slavic Macedonian dialect typed with Greek letters. At the same time the Russian ethnographer Viktor Grigorovich described a recent change in the title of the Greek Patriarchist bishop of Bitola: from Exarch of all Bulgariato Exarch of all Macedonia. He also noted the unusual popularity of Alexander the Great and that all this looked as soon instilled on the local Slavs. As a consequence since 1850s some Slavic intellectuals from the area, adopted the designation Macedonian as a regional label, and it began to gain a popularity. In the 1860s, according to Petko Slaveykov, the first Macedonists — intellectuals adhering the idea that Macedonian Slavs differ from Bulgarians, because they are descendants of the Ancient Macedonians, appeared. Per Kuzman Shapkarev, as result of their activity, in the 1870s the ancient ethnonym Macedonians was imposed on the local Slavs, and began to replace the traditional one Bulgarians. During 1880s, after recommendation by Stojan Novaković, the Serbian government also began to support those ideas to counteract the Bulgarian influence in Macedonia, claiming the Macedonian Slavs were in fact pure Slavs (i.e. Serbian Macedonians), while the Bulgarians unlike them were partially mixture of Slavs and Bulgars (i.e. Tatars). In accordance with Novaković's agenda this Serbian “Macedonism” was transformed in 1890s, in a process of the gradual Serbianisation of the Macedonian Slavs. As a result those ppl exist since the 40ties at least and no matter who accepts them, they won't change.
  10. elijah

    Is MDNA tour her best ever?

    In my opinion her best tour is either Confessions or BAT. MDNA is great though, but there were some problems with the singing. The dancing on her part was one of her best, very energetic/physically demanding tour and she looked amazing.
  11. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    The reason is that the protection of personal data falls within the scope of the competence of the European Union. The protection of natural persons in relation to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right. Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provide that everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her. Thus the EU is obliged to act and adopt legislation on the matter. Rapid technological developments and globalisation are cited as reasons for the adoption of the Regulation.
  12. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    I don't think so. The preparation of a regulation takes a lot of time. Such regulations are written by the European Commission then submitted to the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament for adoption. Both bodies must adopt it and if one fails to do so, there are complicated negotiations between the Parliament and the Council to reach an agreement. Apart from that, to even be considered in the Council of Ministers, more than half of the EU states with the majority of the EU population must be on board. So I am sure the process has started at least 5 years ago. The regulation was actually published in Official Journal 2 years ago but came into force today. There are articles on profiling though, which is practically what FB is doing.
  13. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    A regulation (could be regarded as European law since its directly applicable throughout EU) becomes effective today. It aims to regulate all the activity of all firms/public bodies connected with personal data. All economic operators/non economic bodies in the EU (or doing businesses in EU) have to have a person dealing only with personal data who is in touch with the national body for defence of personal data (each EU state must have one). He/she is responsible that the data is operated with in accordance with the Regulation. The Regulation clearly lists the grounds when personal data can be operated with (when its enshrined in EU law, for the aims of contracts etc.). One of the grounds is when the subject of the data has agreed, but that agreement has to be explicit (thats why most ppl get the e-mails), it shouldn't be done under pressure, he/she should know what his/her personal data is complied for etc. Regulation forbids certain sensitive personal data to be operated with (including compiled) like health data, sexual orientation data, sex life data with very hard exceptions... The firms/ public bodies must register all the personal data that they have dealt with and encrypt it and after a certain amount of time: to destroy it. Infringements of the regulation could lead to fines as big as 2 percent of the capital of the firm/body.
  14. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.[1] Superseding the Data Protection Directive, the regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personally identifiable information of data subjects inside the European Union. Business processes that handle personal data must be built with privacy by design and by default, meaning that personal data must be stored using pseudonymisation or full anonymisation, and use the highest-possible privacy settings by default, so that the data is not available publicly without explicit consent, and cannot be used to identify a subject without additional information stored separately. No personal data may be processed unless it is done under a lawful basis specified by the regulation, or if the data controller or processor has received explicit, opt-in consent from the data's owner. The business must allow this permission to be withdrawn at any time. A processor of personal data must clearly disclose what data is being collected and how, why it is being processed, how long it is being retained, and if it is being shared with any third-parties. Users have the right to request a portable copy of the data collected by a processor in a common format, and the right to have their data erased under certain circumstances. Public authorities, and businesses whose core activities centre around regular or systematic processing of personal data, are required to employ a data protection officer (DPO), who is responsible for managing compliance with the GDPR. Businesses must report any data breaches within 72 hours if they have an adverse effect on user privacy. It was adopted on 14 April 2016,[2] and after a two-year transition period, becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018.[3][4] Because the GDPR is a regulation, not a directive, it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and is directly binding and applicable.[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation
  15. OMG, is this a joke or is the Texas Dov. a madman???? Those are some pretty lame "reasons". Religion in big doses could lead to terror. Abortion is in what way connected to shooting? Unarmed teachers??? Since when is holding a gun in a teachers job description. Ridiculous!
  16. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    I didn't like the Australian song this year at all, which is shocking as they have been consistently good. And Dami was so great!!! Absolutely glorious. But this Jessica girl was acting like a reductive Beyonce and she was nowhere near Beyonce physically. It was absurd and the song was just... no. Australia could do better. Maybe Jessica's song wasn't suitable for her? The dancing wasn't. I loved "Don't Come Easy" by Isaiah Firebrace.
  17. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    Hah, I thought the German song was their best in years. It deserved its high placement.
  18. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    Absolutely amazing! You gotta love EBU, they stand by the right principles!
  19. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    Love it :). Deadpool is the only comic character I enjoy.
  20. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    I don't mind Israel participating, honestly they have 0 chance: no Arab country would enter any competition with them, so I am up for their participation. However I mind that song winning :). Its trashy and cheap. Austria or Sweden could have been great winners just like Portugal was last year (or Bulgaria could have been). Its just that classy, sleek songs obviously are not that liked by the mass public. I wonder how COADF was such a hit!!!
  21. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    Austria Sweden both were classy and could have made a nice winner. The ppl want folk pop (trashy) and vote for Israel and Cyprus...
  22. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    Mine too. I m shocked Austria got so little vote from the public!!! I voted for them.
  23. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    I really liked her and I was shocked Belgium didn't qualify. I loved the song and she was interesting, a bit hipster :). Loved Austria. Not only is Cesar the sexiest guy on that stage, but I also think their song is the strongest. As for our song - the Bulgarian one, I think its very strong, love the production, but I am not sure if 5 people (6 if we count the folklore parts) singing it was a good idea. Its hard to establish a connection between an artist and the public for 3 min, how can you do it with 5 ppl? I know they have amazing voices, but there were some imperfections. I really want Bulgaria to win at last, but I m not sure we will especially if we look at the odds. We are free falling. Cyprus was dynamic, but its like the Greek Beyonce. Its not my thing. Israel is fun, but again its not my thing: childish and unintentionally (or intentionally) funny.
  24. elijah

    Eurovision thread

    LOVED THIS
  25. elijah

    ABBA thread

    O M G!!!!! I WANT THEM NOWWWWWWW!!!! THAT WOULD BE HEAVEN!!!
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