One would have thought that, after one of the dirtiest election campaigns in postcommunist history, those in power and the opposition alike would finally turn their attention to the crippling crisis choking the economy of the EU’s second poorest country. Right?
Wrong. Several weeks ago, taking a short break from opulent traditional Christmas grub and thick-red Romanian wine, a prominent leftist politician close to ex-presidential candidate Mircea Geoana cracked on TV what everyone thought to be a joke: that Basescu’s victory was facilitated by an occult “violet flame,” and that his wearing a purple necktie or a purple sweater during the campaign was no accident or fashion statement, but a way of using “negative energy.”
People stopped from feasting for a moment, laughed and then resumed partying.
But the “violet flame” wouldn’t go away. Geoana, still reeling from his defeat, came up publicly with what many dismissed as just a ridiculous accusation, unworthy of a former diplomat and foreign minister: that he had been targeted by waves of no less than “negative energy” during the final live debate before the runoff that was won by Basescu.
His wife, Mihaela, said the attack was so powerful that Geoana’s concentration was broken. Many said Geoana was just adding insult to injury with his incredible statements.
But then video footage showed a mystery character who media said was a shady parapsychologist, Aliodor Manolea, walking right behind Basescu as he entered the debate hall. Then, photos were published of the same Manolea standing close to Basescu during the campaign.
In a country where magic and the occult have deep roots in popular beliefs, the story of the president’s healer and the violet flame has bumped from the headlines other less important stories such as the IMF delegation’s visit, critical for Romania securing a lifeline loan, or the meager budget law.
Basescu and the party behind him, the center-right PDL, at first dismissed the accusations as loony. But then they failed to explain the parapsychologist’s presence in the footage and photos, and what began as a slightly amusing story has now become an embarrassment for Geoana and Basescu alike.
Folk traditions aside, there is another reason why Romanians became so interested in the story. Mircea Geoana’s unbelievable statements about his being “hexed” by Basescu proved that the country had been at a hair’s distance from electing as president a politician whose diplomatic credentials did not do much to hide an immature and narrow-minded character.
For his part, Basescu will also have to explain sooner or later the healer’s presence in the presidential camp during the debate. So far, that did not happen.
-- Eugen Tomiuc
Those who travel there will include the cream of the world's business, political and economic minds. For a few days, this town will become, in terms of wealth per capita and per square foot, by far the richest and most influential place on earth, as chief executives, ministers, heads of state and thousands of hangers-on congregate for the World Economic Forum. Behind a ring of barbed wire, they will gather to, in the characteristically bold words of the Forum's motto, "improve the state of the world". Few events characterised the hubris of the Masters of the Universe in the years before the crash like Davos: it offered a platform to Lehman's chief executive Dick Fuld only months before his fall; the 2007 event was overwhelmingly positive about the economy and financial system, despite the fact that the US housing bubble was already imploding. And it is hard to work out what substantive improvement to the world's financial system came out of last year's event, which was characterised more by brow-beating and self-indulgent moaning than by plans to overhaul the financial system.
Rethinking global cooperation and business values will be at the heart of talks at the 40th World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos next week, say WEF executives. The annual five-day brainstorming, which opens on January 27 in the eastern Swiss mountain resort, is due to attract 2,500 participants from more than 90 countries. Haiti and global warming will also be top agenda items. World leaders and business figures will be meeting under the motto “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild” to take stock in the aftermath of the deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. “The world has fundamentally changed,” Klaus Schwab, WEF founder and executive chairman, told a Geneva news conference on Wednesday. “We sense the danger of moving from a financial crisis in 2008 to an economic crisis in 2009 and to a social one in 2010 and the years to come.” As a consequence of governments’ fiscal situations public and private households will have been squeezed and unemployment figures will have increased, he added. “We have to rethink our values – we are living together in a global society with many cultures. We have to redesign our processes – how we deal with the issues and challenges on the global agenda,” said the WEF executive chairman.
9/11 and "33" Codes -- The Crypto Case for Zionist Treason
9/11 was good for us! The case against Israel
- New York City's Holocaust Museum was dedicated on 9/11/97 -- four years to the date before the 9/11 attacks. Pity as a perfect concealment for psychopathy.
- Berlin's Holocaust Museum was dedicated on 9/9/01 -- two days before the 9/11 attacks. Pity as a perfect concealment for psychopathy.
- Construction on the World Trade Center (North Tower) began on 8/8/68 -- 33 years, 33 days before the 9/11 attacks.
- Sears Tower ZIP code of 60606. reached its full height 5/3/73 -- 33 years, 33 days before the "Satanic" date of 6/6/06 -- coinciding with the
2009 Top 9/11-2B Targets
Beck is a fake revolutionary who has hijacked the freedom movement and is being used to lead conservatives and libertarians down the rabbit hole
Monday, January 25, 2010
You knwo now that I realize it after telling Sarah Palin when I met her and thanked for fighting for america a couple of months ago, I told her not to forget to get us out of the United Nations.
Now that she has jumped over to Fox and closer to Glenn Beck, all those Pailn/Beck 2012 Rumors are looking more real....
I'm already seeing the Neocons arranging the cards and once again to use Palin's attractiviness to draw in the soccor mom voters. Obviously from those that I saw here locally that was helping fund her book tour, they were those all involved and established in the Police State. Her political friends are not the good guys, even though she seems so sweet. She is just anther tool who hasn't any qualities as a leader. I knew going in she had no presidental drawing power but her good looks will help someone else get them elected.
So I warned the local 912 beckturds how this smoke and mirror 3 ring political circus act would not bring about a changing of the guard.
Please download this book and read it!! It will tell you everything about the Money Fraud!!
The Nature of Money - by Alfred Adask
Probably a good idea -- Price has overcome physical handicaps to get where she is today.
Where she is today, though, apparently includes being a motivational speaker who thinks out of the box. And by "out of the box," we're making a lame pun on an old euphemism for female genitalia.
Because Price apparently went on to give a graphic description of oral and anal sex for the kids.
Hitchcock superintendent Mike Bergman later sent a letter home to Crosby parents saying the talk had been "off-target and objectionable." (We don't know if the "off-target" part refers to his preference for vaginal intercourse.)
Here;s what he told the Galveston Daily News:
Bergman said when Price was introduced, she asked that the school's principal leave the room. Most of the teachers remained, but they did not step in when Price's speech turned inappropriate, Bergman said."There was no motivational speech at all"? Depends on how you define "motivation," we guess.
"Somehow she got some story that she heard that students were having sex on campus and went into a speech about sexual type things," Bergman said. "There was no motivational speech at all."
The speech reportedly turned graphic and included instructions on how to perform oral and anal sex and included several curse words, Bergman said.
Students apparently were told to keep the contents of the speech secret, Bergman said.
Think the recent wild weather that hammered California was bad? Experts are imagining far worse. As torrential rains pelted wildfire-stripped hillsides and flooded highways, a team of scientists hunkered down at the California Institute of Technology to work on a "Frankenstorm" scenario — a mother lode wintry blast that could potentially sock the Golden State. The hypothetical but plausible storm would be similar to the 1861-1862 extreme floods that temporarily moved the state capital from Sacramento to San Francisco and forced the then-governor to attend his inauguration by rowboat. The scenario "is much larger than anything in living memory," said project manager Dale Cox with the U.S. Geological Survey. In the scenario, the storm system forms in the Pacific and slams into the West Coast with hurricane-force winds, hitting Southern California the hardest. After more than a week of ferocious weather, the system stalls for a few days. Another storm brews offshore and this time pummels Northern California.