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Mesajul Majestății Sale către români, în urma violențelor din 10 august


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Mesajul Majestății Sale către români, în urma violențelor din 10 august
By Golea Sorin| 8:28 | 9 septembrie 2018|Politic, Social, Ultima Ora

Principesa Margareta, Custodele Coroanei României, a publicat un mesaj pentru poporul român în urma evenimentelor violente din Piața Victoriei, din 10 august. Fără unitate, România nu poate înainta. Iar unitatea se obține prin bunăvoință și iubire.

”Români,

Avem libertatea să credem ce vrem fiecare desprte recentele violențe din București, dar putem fi unanimi în convingerea că ele au afectat unitatea națională și reputația noastră internațională. Aceasta doar cu câteva luni înainte ca țara nostră să asume președinția Uniunii Europene. Nici un om cu inimă din acestă țară nu poate fi bucuros să vadă cum ne facem rău nouă înșine.

Regele Mihai și cu mine am cunoscut bine, în ultimii treizeci de ani, ce înseamnă să mergi prin lume pentru a susține cauza țării tale și să fii primit cu un zâmbet ironic.

Românii care trăiesc departe de patrie simt o datorie față de ea și de concetățenii de acasă. Lor le lipsește România și își doresc să contribuie, cu demnitate, la prosperitatea ei. Datoria noastră este să-i primim cu respect și să-i încurajăm să-și îndrepte buna intenție în direcții constructive.

Dreptul de a ieși în stradă și de a-ți face cunoscute aspirtațiile civice este de neatins. El nu are nimic de-a face cu agresivitatea, ci cu speranța și cu libertatea. Violența nu este niciodată acceptabilă. Chiar dacă cei care dau dovadă de brutalitate sunt puțini, ei pot distruge complet rostul vocii publice.

Doresc tuturor celor afectați de violențele din 10 august, de oricare parte a baricadei s-au aflat, însănătoșire grabnică. Deplâng suferința tuturor celor care au fost brutalizați în aceste zile. Singura cale acceptabilă este ca manifestanții și forțele de ordine să se respecte unii pe alții.

Când românii l-au condus pe Regele Mihai pe ultimul drum , felul în care sutele de mii de oameni s-au comportat unii cu alții, în acele zile, a uimit întregul continent. Nu numai prin iubirea care se simțea în aer, ci și pentru că ei proiectau viitorul european al României, energic, echilibrat, responsabil și unit într-o lume plină de egoism și de gesturi nedemne.

Prin dialog civic, cu idealismul tinerilor români și cu energia și cu resursele diasporei, cu dragostea tuturor românilor față de țara noastră putem să ne clădim un viitor mai bun pentru familiile noastre și să impunem respectul Europei pentru națiunea noastră.

Așa să ne ajute Dumnezeu!”

Nihil Sine Deo!

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Watch “Leonard Cohen – The Partisan” on YouTube


When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do
I took my gun and vanished.

I have changed my name so often
I’ve lost my wife and children
But I have many friends
And some of them are with me
An old woman gave us shelter
Kept us hidden in the garret
Then the soldiers came
She died without a whisper
There were three of us this morning
I’m the only one this evening
But I must go on
The frontiers are my prison
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we’ll come from the shadows
Les Allemands étaient chez moi
Ils me dirent, “résigne toi”
Mais je n’ai pas peur
J’ai repris mon âme
J’ai changé cent fois de nom
J’ai perdu femme et enfants
Mais j’ai tant d’amis
J’ai la France entière
Un vieil homme dans un grenier
Pour la nuit nous a caché
Les Allemands l’ont pris
Il est mort sans surprise
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we’ll come from the shadows
Songwriters: Anna Marly / Hy Zaret
The Partisan lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Watch “Leonard Cohen – The Story of Isaac (Live at the BBC, 1966.)” on YouTube


The door it opened slowly,
My father he came in,
I was nine years old.
And he stood so tall above me,
His blue eyes they were shining
And his voice was very cold.
He said, “I’ve had a vision
And you know I’m strong and holy,
I must do what I’ve been told.”
So he started up the mountain,
I was running, he was walking,
And his axe was made of gold.
Well, the trees they got much smaller,
The lake a lady’s mirror,
We stopped to drink some wine.
Then he threw the bottle over.
Broke a minute later
And he put his hand on mine.
Thought I saw an eagle
But it might have been a vulture,
I never could decide.
Then my father built an altar,
He looked once behind his shoulder,
He knew I would not hide.
You who build these altars now
To sacrifice these children,
You must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision
And you never have been tempted
By a demon or a god.
You who stand above them now,
Your hatchets blunt and bloody,
You were not there before,
When I lay upon a mountain
And my father’s hand was trembling
With the beauty of the word.
And if you call me brother now,
Forgive me if I wonder,
“just according to whose plan?”
When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must,
I will help you if I can.
When it all comes down to dust
I will help you if I must,
I will kill you if I can.
And mercy on our uniform,
Man of peace or man of war,
The peacock spreads his fan.
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Story of Isaac lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Vladimir Tismăneanu dinamitează propunerea Adinei Florea la șefia DNA: Clientelism, corupție, cinism! EXCLUSIV INTERVIU – PSnews


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Vladimir Tismăneanu dinamitează propunerea Adinei Florea la șefia DNA: Clientelism, corupție, cinism!

EXCLUSIV INTERVIU
De Mircea Savin

Postat la 8 septembrie 2018, 13:00

Tudorel Toader a anunțat propunerea joi pentru șefia DNA, post rămas vacant după plecarea Laurei Codruța Kovesi. Astfel, propunerea lui Tudorel Toader este Adina Florea, procuror în cadrul Parchetului de pe lângă Curtea de Apel Constanţa.

Profesorul universitar de la Universitatea din Maryland, Vladimir Tismăneanu, a oferit pentru PSnews.ro un amplu interviu, iar una din temele legat de care a fost chestionat este opinia sa asupra propunerii pe care Tudorel Toader a făcut-o.

Astfel, analistul politic tranșează subiectul și susține că propunerea Adinei Florea este parte a unui sindrom caracterizat de trei cuvinte:

  • CLIENTELISM,

  • CORUPȚIE,

  • CINISM”

Mai mult, Vladimir Tismăneanu îl alertează pe Klaus Iohannis că dacă vrea să dovedească „virtuțile unui om de stat veritabil” trebuie să respingă „propunerea infractorilor”.

Reporter PSnews.ro: Cum vi se pare propunerea Adinei Florea în fruntea DNA?

Vladimir Tismăneanu: Este o confirmare, dacă mai era nevoie, a naturii regimului PSD-ALDE-UDMR. Trei cuvinte definesc acest sindrom: clientelism, corupție, cinism. Toate trei sunt opusul conștiinței și acțiunii civice. Tudorel Toader este, evident, instrumentul prin care se încearcă de atâta vreme amputarea, de fapt emascularea justiției. Adina Florea nu răspunde pentru adeziunile și atașamentele tatatalui ei, dar are obligația să se pronunțe în legătură cu acestea, mai ales în condițiile în care veretanul pesedist, iată, suferă de incontinență verbală în spațiul public.

Reporter PSnews.ro: Va accepta Klaus Iohannis o astfel de propunere?

Vladimir Tismăneanu: Rămâne de văzut cum va reacționa președintele Iohannis. Mingea se află acum în terenul său și va putea dovedi virtuțile unui om de stat veritabil. Este limpede că, dacă îi pasă de viitorul onorabil al acestei țări, iar eu unul cred că acest viitor nu îi este indiferent, dl. Iohannis va respinge propunerea infractorilor.

Psihonaliza in imagini făcută de masele populare pe Facebook: care este diagnoza APPR, A ACESTUI SOCIOPAT EXTREM DE PERICULOS VARE DISTRUGE ROMÂNIA


CEREM ARESTAREA SI INTEMNIȚAREA IMEDIATĂ LUI DRAGNEA SI A LUI VÂLCOV: AZI, ACUM!

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Da, Dragnea trebuie arestat imediat!
Răspândește la alți 5 prieteni! Nu poate fi democrație in România atâta vreme cât Dragnea umblă printre noi liber și nu este arestat preventiv:
ESTE UN PERICOL NATIONAL IMEDIAT !
ARESTATI-L PE SOCIOPAT! ACUM !

http://www.la-psiholog.ro/info/personalitatea-antisociala

Nu are conștiință și nu pune la îndoială ceea ce crede: este atotștiutor și nu poate pierde! Si de aceea pierde. Este ca un gândac pe spate care își mișcă în zadar picioarele fără să poată realiza că este pironit cu un ac cu gămălie…este încarcerat in propria minte!
Ochii sunt fereastra sufletului: in acești 4 ochi văd ura fără sfârșit a iadului!

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Watch “Leonard Cohen ~ Dance me to the end of love” on YouTube


Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Leonard Cohen Because of (with lyrics)” on YouTube


Because of a few songs
Wherein I spoke of their mystery,
Women have been
Exceptionally kind
To my old age.
They make a secret place
In their busy lives
And they take me there.
They become naked
In their different ways
And they say,
“Look at me, Leonard
Look at me one last time.”
Then they bend over the bed
And cover me up
Like a baby that is shivering.
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Because Of lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Gendarmeriad – The chronicle of an announced opression. Who are the victims? | Newsweek Romania


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08 septembrie

The Gendarmeriad – The chronicle of an announced opression. Who are the victims?
DE FLAVIA DRĂGAN | Actualizat: 07.09.2018 – 15:31
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DRAGNEA
PSD
ROMANIA
REZIST
PROTESTS
VICTORIA
GOVERNMENT
GENDARME

“Surreal. Horrifying. They were provoking us. The most tear gas they threw at us, the more people came out to the streets.”

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For most of the 150.000 people that were there, 10 August 2018 marks the day of the gendermerie’s mineriad against peaceful demonstrators.

“Don’t do it! Don’t do it!” “The first thing I did was to check if I still had all my fingers.” “The gendarmes were acting like robots. They were acting completely reckless, as if they were on drugs.” A few violent men shattered the fences, and the gendarme’s reaction was to throw tear gas into the crowd, in the opposite corner to the violent incidents took place, where thousands of people were demonstrating peacefully.

There are the testimonies of five people who were at the diaspora’s protest in Victoria Square, which became a street battle after 20:00 transformed, when with hooligans throwing stones and incendiary bottles on one hand, and protesters lying on the ground, gasping, shouting ” We are not leaving! ” and gendarmes equipped for war, who were sweeping the streets around the Government, with sticks, tear gas and shields, striking everything that moved. More than 400 protesters and 35 gendarmes were injured, and more than 600 complaints were filed with the General Prosecutor’s Office. Ilie Giza, a protester from Teleorman, died a few days after the protest.

Newsweek Romania is reconstructing the events of August 10, through the eyes of five people who participated in the protests: a photo reporter from “Decât O Revistă”, a couple who came to express their dissatisfaction with the PSD Government, a Romanian from Italy, that came home especially for the diaspora rally, and a USR lawyer who was collecting signatures for the #noconvictedpeopleinpublicoffice campaign. They were all aggressed by the gendarmes and gassed, some injured or beaten bitterly, for the simple reason that they appeared in the way of the armed forces.
The fight of the gendarmes with the peaceful protesters and aggressive supporters was mainly on Calea Victoriei, Lascăr Catargiu, Iancu de Hunedoara, Ion Mihalache, Nicolae Titulescu and Buzeşti Street. Not even the protesters who were near the Antipa Museum escaped, near “the giraffe”, the place where the parents with children and the most peaceful people have traditionally gathered.

“The more tear gas they threw at us, the more people came out to the streets”
It is Friday, 4:20 PM. More than 20,000 people have gathered in Victory Square at the diaspora protest.
Silvia Dumitrache, an activist and a newly enlisted in the Liberal’s Party Diaspora, came from Italy, where she has been living for the past 15 years, just to join the protest. Special troops had just rejected a group of protesters who were trying to enter the government yard.
“I felt the first tear gas at 4:20 PM. I was in the square and I felt that I could not breathe. Then they threw grenades that made some sounds. If their purpose was to scare us, and to provoke a violent protest, they did not succeed. The world came in large numbers, and the more they tear gas they threw, the more people came out of the house, “says Silvia Dumitrache, with a strange voice. The gendarmes regularly threw tear gas into the peaceful crowds.

People began shouting even harder “The Gendarmerie defends thievery/thieves!”. USR legal expert, Vlad Gheorghe, 33, got ready to go to the protest with his entire family: the wife, the nine-month-old child and the in-laws. They also were prepared with white t-shirts, in front inscribed with the message “Romanians united against corruption” and on the back with “Centenary/ centennial #farapenali (#nocriminals )”. They seem to be good messages to show their solidarity with the Diaspora. At 18.00, they arrived in Victoriei Square and in the first 10 minutes they felt the first tear gas. “That’s how it all started,” says Vlad Gheorghe, who, in four hours, will be beaten twice by the gendarmes, and the images captured on the cameras will circulate all over the Internet.

28 years old Ema Ene, PR Manager, and 38 years old Alex Stere, graphic designer, have been participating in protests since 2012. That evening, they set their meeting point at Victory Square at 7:30 PM.

“They allowed us to gather. I wanted to see what was happening in front, because from the square, the sensation was that a group of football fanatics/hooligans is throwing firecrackers towards the gendarmes, to provoke them, but when I got to the front, I’ve discovered there was no one who’d started the provoking. On the right side, as you look at the Government building, there were 20-30 people whom one/the gendarmerie could have isolated, “says Ema.

Alex adds, “One could have seen that I was different than the other protesters, they were naked, with bandanas and t-shirts tight around their waist. My feeling is that it was a small group of people, maybe infiltrated, some of them really fit / with well built muscles. They were shaking the fences and the gendarmes were gassing exactly in the opposite corner.”

“Run away, things are serious!”
Around 7 PM, a few violent people threw crowd control barriers at the gendarmes, who retorted by using tear gas and a water cannon. As time passed, the use of tear gas became more and more frequent. After 8:30 PM, tear gas attacks from the gendarmes would happen once every fifteen minutes. Protesters covered their faces with pieces of clothing, while chanting and swearing profusely against the PSD regime. They dropped to the ground coughing, their eyes blood red. But they did not retreat.

Alex and Ema recall the huge queue in front of the nearby pharmacy: protesters purchasing breathing masks. On the streets surrounding the square, people were running like crazy to the ambulances. Those who couldn’t walk were carried by other protesters. Some were hit by pieces of plastic in the gas grenades, others by rubber bullets. Flares were lighting up the sky above the square.

By 21:30, tear gas attacks become even more frequent. Each time, the gendarmes attack and make their way into the square, protesters withdraw and then return. Ema and Alex were on Victoria Street when they saw the gendarmes using tear gas on “some teenagers”. They fleed the gendarmes towards Ema and Alex, shouting “Run away, things are serious!”

The two moved on to Lascar Catargiu boulevard, looking to retreat to a more quiet area. Then they saw more gendarmes on the street. “I hid behind a pillar of the Orange building. I did not understand why the gendarmes were trying to push us out of the square. In the first rows, near the Government building, there were a few hooligans throwing stones, bottles and wet t-shirts. I was positioned between the agitators and the gendarmes. A gendarme broke off from his group, grabbed my dress and pushed me. He said, “You are not allowed to be here!”. I was filming, I thought something was going to happen and video evidence would be needed. They were constantly using tear gas. The gendarmes were vulgar, they acted like beasts. They were saying: “Head to Romana Square! We have to push you to Romana Square!”, Ema remembers.

Because they did not want to leave, Ema, Alex and a few other protesters were pushed to Grigore Alexandrescu Street, behind the Orange building. On both ends of the street there were gendarmes. “I was so outraged that I never thought something could happen to me. Now I’m getting shivers thinking of those moments”, says Ema, who was hurt after being exposed to several gas grenade blasts. She went to the gendarmes asking them to allow her passage to an ambulance. After a long argument which lasted several minutes and was captured on video, the gendarmes let them pass, but then hit Ema’s head with their batons.

“I was shouting: Don’t hit me! Don’t hit me! It was shocking”
At 9 PM, the 1,000 peaceful protesters gathered at the Antipa Museum were confronted by six gendarmes riding on their horses, dressed in combat gear. People surrounded them and began to chant. Vlad Gheorghe and #farapenali volunteers built a human wall to protect the gendarmes and the horses. Then they all had to flee, because of the incoming tear gas and the wave of people in the square who were running away from the gendarmes. At 10:30 PM, Vlad Gheorghe, the USR lawyer, headed toward his car, planning to place in the trunk some materials from the #farapenali campaign.

“That was my mistake. I reached Titulescu street, then heard loud noises behind me. I found myself between a group of gendarmes and a group of hooligans armed with stones and bottles, looking to pick a fight. And the fight began. Then the tear gas hit me and brought me to my knees”. Vlad fled towards the square, where he saw two protesters waving large Romanian flags. He headed for them, hoping he would be safe. He stood there for half an hour with his hands raised, to show his lack of hostility. But as soon as the on-site news team left, the gendarmes attacked.

Vlad Gheorghe, attacked by a gendarme
“They started with batons directly. I have bruises from my shoulders to the hip, they were found by doctors at the hospital. I do not even know who hit me, I only saw their shields, and then the batons. I was shouting: Don’t hit me! Don’t hit me! It was shocking”.

Shortly after the attack, another gendarme split from his group and headed for Vlad. “It was my self-preservation instinct that saved me. I curled into a ball before he came. He wanted to hit my head. If I did hadn’t defended myself, the news about me would have been much worse”. The lawyer filed a complaint that night.

“I hope I still have all my fingers”
At 23.00, two gendarmes get caught in a melee in the parking lot of Victoria Square, and they are attacked by violent men. Peaceful protesters make a wall around the gendarmes and save them. Photo reporter Cătălin Georgescu, a collaborator at DOR, follows the gendarmes as they pass through the crowd.

“I was near Starbucks and BRD and I saw many people running. There were very few remaining now in the square, because of the constant tear gas and water cannon attacks. Then I started to hear explosions near me. I turned around to leave and something exploded near me and I felt it hitting my right arm. My hand went numb and my first thought was: “I hope I still have all my fingers”, says the photo reporter, who labels that Friday night as “surreal”.

“We were too unimportant”
Silvia Dumitrache says she has never seen such hatred in her 60 years of life, not even during the Revolution of December 1989. She says the gendarmes were acting “like robots, as if they were drugged”.

“I was crying on the street, I went to some young gendarmes and shouted at them: “You should be ashamed! Did your mother see what you’re doing here?” The following day, Silvia Dumitrache was unable to see with her right eye and suffered from headaches.

Photo reporter Cătălin Georgescu came away from that night with the impression that everything was provoked. Lawyer Vlad Gheorghe says that people must be held accountable for the abuses, especially since, on official channels, gendarmes were wrongly informed that a colleague of them was almost killed by protesters.

Ema and Alex think that people were provoked into becoming angry. After midnight, when they returned to the square, there were too few protesters. “We were too unimportant”. The gendarmes left them alone.

Journalists, gassed and hit by gendarmes
Most journalists present at the protests were gassed or hit by the gendarmes. Among them, Austrian camera operator Robert Reinprecht, and Romanian journalists Robert Mihăilescu (Hotnews), Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu (DW Romania), Silviu Matei (Agerpres), Nora Dincă (Realitatea TV), Vlad Ursulean (Casa Jurnalistului), Cristi Popa and Cristi Ban (Digi24), Adina Florea (Vice), photojournalists Ioana Moldovan (Documentaria) and Cătălin Georgescu (DOR).

*The Mineriad took place in 1990 when the Romanian miners of Jiu Valley were called by the newly elected power to Bucharest to end the riots that broke up on 13 June 1990. As President Ion Iliescu put it, the miners were called to save the “besieged democratic regime” and restore order and democracy in Bucharest. The government trucked in thousands of miners from the Jiu Valley to Bucharest to confront the demonstrators. The rest of Romania and the world watched the government television broadcasts of miners brutally grappling with students and other protesters.


This article was translated into English by Diana Stoica.

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The lies told by the Gendarmerie

Today’s Holiday: Our Lady of Nazare Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Our Lady of Nazare Festival

The Church of Our Lady of Nazareth in Nazaré was built near the place where the Virgin Mary is said to have saved the life of Fuas Roupinho, who was pursuing a deer when a sudden sea mist arose and caused him to lose his bearings. The Virgin halted his horse in its tracks—a hoof-print is still visible—and Roupinho discovered that he was on the brink of a cliff. The annual festival that takes place in the town’s main square begins on September 8, the anniversary of the miracle, and includes bullfights, musical concerts, and folk dancing. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch