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Deșteaptă-te, Române!

 La Multi Ani tuturor si un An Nou care sper sa ne aduca Lumina, Pace si Armonie!

Pe 1 Decembrie 2014 am publicat articolul “Ethical Human Education, Wisdom & Evolution” cu scopul educativ de a impartasi cunostintele mele si cu speranta ca voi inspira pe toti cititorii mei sa inteleaga urgenta necesitatea  de a utiliza activ ETICA in tot ceea ce facem in viata de zi cu zi. De 1 Decembrie 2015 am pus doar 2 mesaje (primul si al doilea) pe twitterul meu pentru ca nu am apucat sa imi adun gandurile sa scriu un articol dedicat Românlor si României. Insa sper sa ma recompensez prin randurile de mai jos.

Pana acum am publicat pe blogul meu doar articole scrise de mine insa azi voi posta un articol care l-am gasit pe activenews.ro care descrie cu acuratete multe din concluziile mele despre ce se intampla in România. Dar inainte de paragrafele articolului mentionat, vreau sa evidentiez (dpmdv) un concept de viata esential in intelegerea situatiei personale, sociale, culturale, economice, politice si de sanatate mentala, emotionala, fizica si spirituala din România: piramida nevoilor vietii. Indiferent daca vorbim de planta, pasare, peste, animal sau om, atata vreme cat se incadreaza in categoria “viata”, are nevoi foarte bine defininte de viata. De exemplu, plantele, printre altele, au nevoie de nutrienti, de apa si de soare.  Pasarile fiind pe un nivel existential superior plantelor, printre altele, au nevoie de apa, oxigen, mancare, soare, reproducere si..socializare (ex. pinguinii). Pestii si animalele, cel putin la fel ca pasarile si plantele, au nevoie printre altele de oxigen, apa, hrana, soare, reproducere, socializare (ex. delfinii), atentie (ex pisicile), comfort (ex maimutele) si exprimarea emotiilor (ex cainii).

Evident omul fiind mult mai complex decat plantele, pasarile, pestii si animalele, are nevoi mai multe si mai complexe. Dar suntem oare invatati macar care sunt acestea? Suntem invatati cum sa le identificam, cum sa ne disciplinam ca sa le tinem in frau si cel mai important, cum sa le satisfacem fara repercursiuni negative/imorale/distrugatoare asupra noastra, a semenilor nostrii si asupra mediului din care facem parte?  Ei bine, avand in vedere ca sunt sigur ca voi toti care cititi aceste randuri puteti si raspunde la aceste intrebari simple menite sa stimuleze gandirea individuala critica, eu ma voi limita doar la faimoasa piramida a lui Maslow. Imaginea atasata e evident-explicativa, insa va atrag atentia si asupra culorilor fiecarui nivel de la baza la varf:

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Sper ca v-ati dat seama ca in România, nivele superioare (galben-verde-albastru) sunt subiecte de reclame si povesti, insa noi suntem directionati si strategic tinuti la nivelele inferioare de baza (rosu si portocaliu). De exemplu, in filme, publicitate si mass media se descrie fericirea, successul, sanatatea, multumirea de sine, distractia cu prietenii etc  Dar datorita (multor motive, nu doar) realitatii economice din tara, majoritatea oamenilor nu au siguranta zilei de maine si muncesc ca robii pentru ca sa-si asigure nevoile de baza (rosii): hrana, acoperisul, siguranta de azi si sanatatea (nivelul portocaliu). Iar datorita bombardamentului cu publicitate si propaganda, se pare ca oamenii incearca sa tina pasul si cu ‘moda’ ca sa apara in societate asa cum e la ‘moda’ sau macar sa apara in cercul social fericiti si sanatosi (fizic, mental, emotional si optional spiritual)..Asta e o iluzie ce incearca sa mimice nivelul galben si cu cat mai multi oameni vorbesc despre asta cu atat imi dau seama de cat de multa disonanta cognitiva exista in societatea Româneasca de azi.  Nu ma intelegeti gresit, in nici un caz nu afirm ca asa sunt toti compatriotii nostrii. Nu, eu ma refer la strategia nationala folosita la noi care tine populatia la cele 2 nivele de baza si duce la rezultate distrugatoare pentru individul Român, pentru poporul Român, pentru cultura Română, si pentru mediul inconjurator a acestor meleaguri stravechi care ne tine pe toti. Ma intreb, daca unui om nu i se da sansa si suportul de a-si asigura nevoile de baza, cum ar putea vreodata reusi sa gandeasca la nivelele superioare de verde si albastru si sa constientizeze cat de importante sunt in evolutia umana? Asadar concluzia mea e ca problemele cauzale la noi tin de blocajul nostru in nevoile inferioare rosii, si de lipsa educatiei care aduce intelegerea tuturor nevoilor personale si umane care sa ne ajute sa evoluam la autorealizare. Si acum ca eu am incheiat intro, sa trecem la articolul publicat pe activenews.ro si atitudini.com:

Pr. Dr. Mihai-Andrei Aldea este o voce cunoscută în lumea ortodoxiei românești. Cleric, dar și istoric, etnolog, scriitor sau editorialist, părintele Aldea s-a remarcat întotdeauna prin tăria cuvântului său, ca un om care nu s-a ferit niciodată să spună ce gândește.  Într-un interviu acordat revistei Atitudini, editată de Mănăstirea Petru-Vodă, părintele Aldea vorbește despre politică, societate, relații internaționale, economie și istorie.

Părintele Aldea despre naționalizarea resurselor

“Suntem chiar atât de lipsiți de discernământ? Statul actual a avut în mână, din ianuarie 1990, toate resursele țării. Toate! (referinta) Ape, pământ, subsol, aer, energie, oameni, cultură, credință, tot, tot, tot! Și a vândut sau a distrus tot! Și voi vreți să dați din nou acestui Stat, acestei clase politice, tot ceea ce a vândut deja cel puțin odată, ca să le vândă iar! Dar nu vedeți că singurele lucruri pe care Statul nu le-a vândut au fost cele din proprietatea oamenilor?
Da, pentru că au urmat exemplul și îndemnul Statului, pentru că au făcut ceea ce Statul i-a învățat și i-a pus să facă. Suntem singurul Stat atât de dement – vă rog să spuneți așa, „dement”, căci asta este demență – încât să își vândă pământul către străini. Și asta este o hoție și o infracțiune și o trădare națională. Constituția interzice colonizarea de populații străine pe teritoriul României, dar ei dau voie la vânzarea imobilelor către străini, ceea ce înseamnă că România poate fi colonizată în voie. Este o lege anticonstituțională, dar nimeni nu a sesizat până astăzi acest lucru. Nici n-am mai spus că Legea Românească – și orice Constituție ar trebui să țină seama de rânduielile noastre străbune – Legea Românească nu dă voie niciodată să se vândă pământ unui străin, sub niciun cuvânt. De fapt și vânzările de acum sunt ilegale, pentru că sunt făcute sub o lege neconstituțională. Și vor fi anulate, aceste vânzări, mai devreme sau mai târziu, iar pământul va redeveni românesc. Într-o Românie demnă niciun cetățean străin și nicio firmă străină nu pot deține proprietăți sau imobile. Pot să le închirieze sau arendeze, dar nu să le dețină.
Oricum, ca să revenim la întrebare, cred că este o greșeală uriașă să se lupte cineva pentru naționalizarea resurselor naționale. Asta înseamnă să le dăm iarăși Statului. Păi un oarecare prim-ministru a vândut resursele platoului continental încă înainte să-l obțină la Haga! Vă dați seama ce fericiți sunt politicienii de asemenea inițiative cetățenești?”
Daca doriti sa cititi mai multe, va invit sa vizitati activenews.ro si atitudini.com insa cel mai importat lucru pe care-l putem face pentru o schimbare reala in bine, e sa incepem sa gandim etic, sa vorbim etic si sa actionam etic. Moralitatea nu tine de religie, nu tine de politica sau de culoarea pielii, sau de nationalitate sau de orice alta categorizare. Tine de logica.
https://i2.wp.com/lammas-school.co.uk/Images/content/1441/672213.jpgDe exemplu daca albina aduce polen pentru ea, pentru colonie si pentru regina sa, atunci o sa-i fie bine si ei, si coloniei si reginei. La nivelul uman, noi trebuie sa luam exemplul albinelor si stramosilor nostrii care au biruit greutati enorme doar lucrand impreuna si unii pentru altii (ca albinele). Daca vrem si noi sa lucram impreuna pentru binele colectiv, noi prima data trebuie sa ne educam reciproc sa fim morali prin gand-vorba-fapta si sa-i invatam si pe altii din jurul nostru sa fie etici. Daca reusim sa raspandim “Eticalitatea” (invataturi etice + libertatea de a alege daca le urmezi sau nu), sunt sigur ca o sa construim o societate pe masura inteligentei noastre si pe masura mostenirii sangelui Dacic ce curge prin venele noastre. Daca ne vrem tara inapoi de la colonialisti, si daca vrem sa castigam definitiv impotriva raului care ne conduce de atata timp, trebuie sa realizam ca aceasta lupta nu se castiga cu violenta, ci cu intelepciune. Focul nu se stinge cu foc iar impotriva parazitilor care stapanesc mintea, cultura, societatea, pamantul si valorilor Romanesti, nu se poate lupta sustenabil si eficient prin violenta mentala, verbala sau fizica. Aceasta lupta se castiga definitiv prin evolutie etica colectiva. Asadar, Deșteaptă-te, Române! 🙂

 

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Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Personal, Romana

 

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My Top200 RSS info sources for ethical activism and global research

bizarroworldThis post is for all divergent thinkers, critical thinkers, researchers, writers, ethical activists, ‘curious cats’ and pretty much anyone else interested in trying to find out what’s actually going on in this profitdriven Bizarro World we live in…I’m writing this as part of my “how-to” practical tutorial series and it focuses on the Top200 RSS information sources I’m actively using to keep up to date with the global agenda and with local developments in Roumania, Europe and the world. Please note that unless you’re a researcher, you most likely don’t need all of these sources for a “normal” periodical update, therefore feel free to select only the sources you like/require. The reason why I’m using so many sources is because for the last 5 months I’ve been working on/off on an independent (secondary) research project. Since “all the easy problems have already been solved”, I decided to try and compile a map and a report on: Highly Dangerous Global Trends & Risks to humanity. I self-started this personal project in 2014 and my goal was (and is) to:

  1. Analyse public data & media info which may be related to major threats to the well-being of people living on Earth, with a focus on Europe, particularly Roumania and Eastern Europe;
  2. Identify dangerous trends, sort and rank the main threats in the following categories: Environment, Human Society, Economy, Geo-politics and Technology;
  3. Attempt to produce accurate ethical insights which reflect the real truth, and not some profit-driven agenda (e.g. corporate/academic/governmental/private-driven agenda);
  4. Suggest viable ethical solutions using my existing and newly gained knowledge.

Therefore, in the last 5 months I read a fair amount of info from multiple sources (many of them didn’t actually make this list because of their too strong bias), and what you see below is my curated list of balanced-bias information sources. While my self-driven purpose is to find as much factual information as possible about what’s really going on, I’m well aware that the complexity is enormous and I can only cover a tiny percentage. However, based on my progress to date, I think I’m on the right track, so with a bit of luck I’m hoping to publish my first draft with my findings in the next couple of weeks.

Now to get to the “how-to” part, please note that all the web-links below are for an RSS news aggregator. (i.e. Firefox’s Live Bookmarks or Thunderbird or Liferea). For a comparison between the available RSS news aggregators please see this Wiki page. And if you’ve never used RSS feeds, then you may want to see this short tutorial for Thunderbird. (the principle is the same for all aggregators). So why am I using RSS? At first because RSS is the most efficient way to quickly go through 100s of articles per hour, and considering my goal and scope, time is of the essence. For those who are not familiar with news aggregators, please see the RSS benefits listed below (and for more info visit tutorialspoint):

  • Save time by not visiting each site individually.
  • Control the flow and quality of information you receive.
  • View and scan multiple content streams simultaneously.
  • Ensure your privacy by preventing the need to join each site’s e-mail newsletter.
  • Obtain fresh content automatically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Avoid missing information if you forget to check a certain site.
  • No ads (a well-configured hosts file helps. alt1; alt2).
  • All news sources in one place. For example:

Liferea_ovi So now without further ado, my Top200 RSS info sources for ethical activism and global research are:

==== RSS ROMANIA ====

(all in Roumanian, for English sources just scroll down)

Surse Principale

Mass Media Romania

Economia Romana

==== RSS EUROPE (All in English) ====

EU info sources

==== RSS WORLD ====

Earth and Environment

Essential Sources

Human Rights

Independent Info Sources

Economy and Business

Research Centres

Global Mass Media

Tech and Science

Health and Nutrition

Knowledge and Development

Prepping and Survival

Fun stuff

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Aye! arrr.. 😀

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Academic, IT stuff, Personal, Romana

 

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The Age of Stupid – Choose your future!

The title of my post is a direct reference to the documentary The Age of Stupid. While my post is not about Climate Change, it is a direct reference to our existing destructive model of life, presented in the documentary. I believe that if we don’t start using a new sustainable model of thinking and living, our chances of living “happily ever after” on this planet will undoubtedly decrease exponentially.. However, I believe in Positive Change despite the current trend and I believe that we, collectively, can make a positive difference by changing small things in our lives which will echo in the macro environment and eventually create a better Present Continuous for all of us. Feel free to join me in this ethically driven System of Thinking!

Yesterday I returned to Ireland from a very enjoyable 2 weeks holiday in Romania – Transylvania. This was my most relaxing and enjoyable holiday home despite the fact that I always have a long list of things to do/sort out @home. I experienced a large number of good things and a few sad/bad things in my trip but before they phase out of my fresh memory, I want to quickly write this intro to a post I wrote in October last year and I didn’t get around to finish it the way I wanted.

Romania is a really beautiful country and Transylvania in particular stands out to any tourist or native Romanian from other regions, due to its kind hearted people, ancient trails which influenced our culture and breathtaking landscape formed by the Carpathian Mountains, lakes, rivers, medieval castles and fortifications. If you’d like to find out more about Transylvania, a quick Internet search will bring up a large number of photos, videos and websites with plenty of info (yes including stories abt Dracula:). Here are a few examples:

Save Rosia MontanaSo what does this post have to do with the beauty of Transylvania & Romania? Well please allow me to explain and bring the reader up to speed with a study case. Rosia Montana is a small town located in Transylvania, in the middle of Romania, in an area very rich in gold (Gold: 300 tons) and other mineral resources (Silver: 1800 tons, Germanium 4000t, Vanadium: 500000t, Molybdenum: 2000t, Bismuth: 4000t, Nickel: 6000t, Chromium: 10000t, Titanium: 200000t, Cobalt: 6000t, Gallium: 60000t, Arsenic: 1mil tons). Infographic attached

Gold and other metals were extracted here since Roman times but during the last decade, the small town of Rosia Montana became the scene of a battle that involved a mining company, corrupt officials, unemployed miners and very active and vocal environmental activists.  Gabriel Resources LTD, a Canadian TSX listed company, tried to push for the development of a controversial mining project that would have become Europe’s largest open-pit gold mine. The extraction process would have been based on cyanides, and 8 million ounces of gold and other rare metals would have been extracted over a period of 25 years.

if-this-is-good-for-the-economyThe project raised public suspicions right from the start: the company had no previous mining experience and was founded in Channel Island of Jersey, a well-known tax haven. The company obtained a very generous mining license from the Romanian government for that area, and the vast majority of the citizens  suspect that the officials were corrupted by the company. The biggest concerns, however, were raised by the immense pond of cyanide infested sludge that would result from the mining project and the estimated 214 million tons of dust particles.  While some of the locals, unemployed miners, were militating for the project, the vast majority of people living in that area were firmly against the project. In 2013 after some of the largest public manifestations seen by Romania in the last 25 years, and after more than 10 years of court battles between the company and the local communities, the project was halted. Miners in Rosia Montana are still unemployed and the company is suing the Romanian government for compensations…

That was the summary, now here are the details: on the 15th of September 2013 thousands of active citizens from 33 Romanian cities have protested against one of the most controversial European projects to date. On the same date, hundreds of thousands of active citizens from over 41 cities world wide have protested on the streets of their resident cities, joining voices in solidarity with their Romanian active citizens brothers and shouting out loud: “United we will save Rosia Montana!” This is the largest active movement in Romania since the early ’90s and due to the nature of this project, the Save Rosia Montana campaign quickly became an international movement against corruption, intimidation and manipulation by greedy political officials and abusive corporations.

The Save Rosia Montana campaign became an international beacon of a civil society awakening from a powerful social programming system & demanding its voice to be heard & its Human Rights to be no longer shredded. Some of us woke up to reality and realised that standing together WE CAN Make A Difference!

Rosia-MontanaIf this project ever gets approved, it will destroy 4 mountains, 3 villages including Rosia Montana itself and leave a giant cyanide pool in the area. It will also be the largest open-pit mine in Europe.

Rosia Montana has been a mining town since Romania (Dacia) was actually part of the Roman Empire. But there’s more to it than that. Rosia Montana is actually the oldest documented Romanian locality and has been considered for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural and natural riches. So this region in the Apuseni Mountains is not just pre-Roman ancient, is also extraordinary for its rich biodiversity. It is very rich in flora and fauna, not to mentioned populated by peaceful people for literally thousands of years!

With mining now halted, many people live off the land and from raising animals. Old people from Rosia say that no gold in the world can buy the peace the neighbouring mountains offer them. And on top of that, there is local pride for the cultural value of the houses, churches and ancient mining galleries the village and nearby areas host. So when Gold Corporation began the process of buying up properties in the village (in tandem with applying for necessary construction and exploitation permits), not everyone in the 3,000 strong village was happy.

RM_cac22e4a1c_bGabriel Resources (RMGC) has influenced many locals and relocated them to nearby villages; it has hosted parties with big corporate flags declaring “we are saving Rosia Montana” on it; it has screened movies showing peaceful life of villagers living next to a mine in New Zealand and it somehow managed to nearly silence the Romanian media so the truth about their mining operations wouldn’t be revealed to the public. I strongly advise all readers to watch the Open pit documentary on YouTube in order to fully understand the consequences of what RMGC wants to do but at a larger scale!  The repercussions of such a project to the human life and the environment in Transylvania, Romania and our neighbouring countries Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and potentially Ukraine and Moldova too, would be catastrophic! (example in this 3min video). I could keep going further into the details but many other active citizens have written about it before me. If you’re interested, please visit some of the articles written by The Guardian, HuffingtonPost, The IndependentUKEurozine, Spiegel, BBC(1), BBC(2),  The JournalistThe International Political Forum, AlJazeeraReutersGlobalPost(1), GlobalPost(2), RT, and numerous blogers like R Besliu, Sam R, Kulmun.be, and many, many, many others..

Woody Harrelson Save Rosia MontanaAs you can see, an incredible amount of people have joined this noble cause from Romania, from all over the world and even Hollywood stars like Woody Harrelson (Thank you sincerely!).

The coverage this project received in the international media is most impressive and I am very grateful to all the journalists and blogers who chose to cover the story. I am originally from Deva, Hunedoara – a neighbouring county to Rosia Montana which is only 1 hour drive from it and therefore my home city would be directly affected. (RMGC also has the HQ in Deva).  Therefore after everything that’s happened, I find it to be absolutely unacceptable that the Romanian government supported this project for so long.

RM_bucurestiMillions of Romanians protested on the streets for many weeks, because we want our country back from the corrupt politicians who tried to “sell it” undemocratically to unethical corporations!

New laws approved by my government based on misleading information and other incentives, are a defiance to constitutional and environmental norms in favour of unethical motives.

Our flora and fauna is protected by environmental laws which need to be enforced. Our children need water and a clean environment not death pits. Our people have the God given right to live!

Cyanide open pit mining causes heavy metal blood poisoning with Lead, Arsenic and Mercury which in turn are causing cancer in the biological bodies of humans and animals. To humans, at the very least, it causes damage to the brain, the nervous system and motoring functions. The workers are first to be exposed to these life threatening risks and then all the other people who live in the large contaminated area. The contamination also doesn’t stop when the mining operations stop. Please read about the deadly impacts of open pit mining.

EU-justiceDear European Union leaders, please help us fight the political corruption in Romania and bring JUSTICE to the Romanian people! We beg you to enforce the joined motions RC-B7-0238/2010 called “Ban on use of cyanide mining technologies” and enforce it in Romania and the EU for all the reasons listed in the joint motion RC-B7-0238/2010. I personally call for an investigation in this project and I hope that EU can give theappropiate laws to stop this kind of environmentally destructive projects from ever going ahead in Romania and EU.

Camera 360After documenting myself about this project, about the open pit mining industry and most of all after watching the Open Pit documentary and seeing what Rosia Montana and Transylvania could become if this project goes ahead, I took off the only piece of gold jewellery I wore for the last 12 years. My Ankh necklace is worth to me a lot more than its weight in any metal in this Universe, but I did it in protest against this deadly project and in solidarity with the people from Rosia Montana, with my countymen from Hunedoara, Alba Iulia and with all the people from Transylvania and the whole of Romania.

If you care, please do something too! And here are my suggestions what you could do:

1. In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. Please read and document yourself. Become Aware of what’s truly important. Accept what you find since you cant change the past. And after accepting the facts, take Positive Action to shape your future and the future of your peers. Just as the ocean is made of tiny drops, every action matters, no matter how small. Please don’t be ignorant!

2. Share articles about unethical practices on your Facebook, G+, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo and all your other social media accounts. Sharing takes a few seconds and a click of a button. If you are a writer, even an amateur one like me, please write about your findings and share your words with the world. The impact you can make means more than you think!

3. If you care about this topic, please follow Maia Morgenstern’s protest (and mine), and stop displaying gold in public. You can easily stop wearing gold and silver. Gold on your body is an accessory, NOT a necessity. To all women out there: you are naturally beautiful, you don’t need gold on/in your body to make you “more”. You already are. See it and believe it! To all men: you don’t need hundreds of grams of gold on you to show your power. What’s really important and true power comes from within not from showoffs. Feel it and believe it! If not for you, please do it for Life. For the lives of people, creatures and biodiversity in Transylvania, Romania and this beautiful Planet, which projects like this one would destroy!

4. Please stop buying gold and silver. If we don’t fuel the gold economy, there won’t be one. And there are many other precious metals and stones which you can buy if you really want to. I chose to switch to Titanium. You can too. Please make your choice and use sustainable & ethically sourced alternatives.

Romania External debt as percent of Gross National Income5. Please apply the Producer mindset, and try to break away from consumerism! Don’t allow unethical corporations to replace production facilities with shops and superstores in your environment. This destruction of production facilities and their replacement with superstores is happening in Romania since late ’90s and currently is still happening in Romania at an unprecedented pace. What is worse, is that this is being allowed to happened by our political leaders under the umbrella of “foreign investments are good for our people”, despite the fact that Romania turned from a country with literally no debt, to one buried in debt (see attached graph). A country in debt is powerless but its people are not. We can make a difference together!

This post is an open letter to anyone who wants to help and do good. If you can, please help us bring justice on this precious ancient land. Please help us conserve Transylvania and Romania for us and the future generations. Lets stop thinking egotistically and lets start thinking collaboratively for a balanced Present Continuous. It all starts with an idea. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Ovidiu. Transylvanian. Romanian. Earthling.

[Some pics from the protests in Dublin, Sept – Oct 2013]

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Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Personal

 

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Romania, tot o tara surprinzatoare!

Anul asta am revenit in Romania de patru ori, si de fiecare data mi s-a intamplat ceva suprinzator.

Desi doua calatorii au fost din nevoie iar celelalte doua din placere, in toate patru mi s-a intamplat ceva pozitiv. Dar ca sa se mentina balanta, am trecut si prin evenimente mai putin placute insa majoritatea sunt personale si nu fac parte din subiectul acestui blog post. Printre lucrurile care m-au surprins in Romania se afla (in ordinea intalnirii lor):

+ Bucurestiul s-a modernizat mult (e.g. noul metrou e traznet), tot orasul e mult mai curat si oamenii de acolo cu care am avut ocazia sa interactionez par mai de treaba. S-a introdus si un city tour bus service, am fost cu el de 2x si e chiar fun.

-! Preturile la consumabile sunt inselator de mici. Scriu inselator pentru ca mi-au parut mici in comparatie cu preturile din Dublin dar la fiecare 2-3 zile a trebuit sa vizitez cate un bancomat pana cand eventual mi-am epuizat bugetul de concediu.

-! Pe teritoriul Romaniei bancomatele nu ofera EUR, doar RON si rata de schimb e ridicol de mica. In perioada asta (09/13) bancomatele BRD si BCR mi-au eliberat RON la o rata intre 4.20 si 4.30 in loc de 4.40 (la €1000 pierdeam €50). Dupa cateva incercari am descoperit Bancomatele Bancii Transilvania care dau cea mai buna rata de €1 = 4.36 RON. Deci atentie de unde extrageti banii cu un card din afara RO. Eu m-am invatat minte si data viitoare o sa fac tot posibilul sa vin cu cash pentru ca la case de schimb rata e mult mai buna.

+ Am condus peste 3000Km in concediul asta si am constatat ca drumurile noastre nationale s-au imbunatatit mult. Singurul minus aici e nesemnalizarea corespunzatoare a drumurilor noi. Sunt multe drumuri noi care nu au marcaje flourescente sau nu au marcaje deloc cu scuza ca sunt in constructie. Asadar condusul noaptea pe unele drumuri nationale principale e obositor si periculos.

+ Am circulat si peste 1000Km pe transporturi publice si m-am bucurat sa vad o crestere semnificativa in calitatea trenurilor si autocarelor Romanesti. Calitatea lor e mult mai buna si comfortul e similar cu cel din UE. Pe de alta parte, transportul pe cai ferate e tot 24/24 insa numarul trenurilor e mai scazut si biletele de tren sunt spre surprinderea mea cu 30% – 50% mai scumpe decat cele de autocar. Nici acum nu inteleg de ce, tot asa cum nu-mi explic nici pretul ridicat al motorinei care e cu pana la 10% mai scumpa ca benzina  (in UE e invers).

-! Inchiriatul de masini de la firme reputabile e la fel de scump ca in majoritatea tarilor din UE. Preturile sunt de la €25/zi pentru clasa comfort mediu si se ridica pana la €200/zi ptr sport sau exclusiv. Desi sunt multe firme mici si indivizi care inchiriaza masini ieftin, nu recomand serviciile lor decat daca  exista deja o relatie de incredere prin prieteni sau neamuri. Variabilele de risc si frauda sunt incredibil de mari asa ca mare atentie aici.

+ Turismul Romanesc a inceput sa ridice standardele si pe langa incurajarea vizitarii locurilor de interes turistic prin promovarea lor online si offline, Ministerul Turismului particupa activ la protejarea monumentelor istorice prin eliberarea de legi si aplicarea lor. Am observat ca au aparut multe companii de turism intern care ofera multe calatorii la diferite puncte de interes turistic si au ghizi in limba Engleza. Preturile la bilete sunt ieftine si acceptabile asadar Drum Bun si distractie placuta! 🙂

+ Tot legat de turism, am avut o experienta foarte placuta cu Tarom si cu siguranta voi zbura din nou cu ei. Calitatea serviciilor Tarom e comparabila cu AerLingus dar in plus Tarom ofera gratis si meniu la bord (preferintele culinare se selecteaza la cumpararea biletului) si nu sunt deloc stricti la bagajul de mana.

* Acum cateva zile am simtit si un cutremur de 4.7 la Deva, oras aflat la doar 22Km de epicentrul sau, si ma bucur ca nu a creat pierderi de vieti niciunde.

Ultimele doua subiecte din lista mea sunt mai controversiale asadar vreau sa reamintesc vizitatorilor blogului meu ca tot ce cititi aici sunt strict parerile mele personale si nu a organizatiilor/indivizilor pentru care lucrez sau am lucrat vreodata.

* Cainii vagabonzi – In Romania sunt foarte multi caini fara stapan care colinda strazile tuturor oraselor tarii. Conform standardelor de sanatate si siguranta publica a UE (si legilor UE) acesti caini ar fi trebuit luati de pe strazi de foarte multi ani de zile. Dar cum la noi politicienii au mereu lucruri “mai bune” de facut (pana cand se iveste un scandal care sa-i faca sa treca la o actiune pozitiva pentru locuitorii Romaniei), nu au finalizat niciodata legea care sa permita capturarea si ingrijirea acestor caini in locuri special destinate acestui lucru. Asadar, acum o saptamana un copil de 4 ani a fost sfasiat de caini intr-un parc din Bucuresti. Nu intr-o padure salbatica din Romania sau vreo jungla, intr-un parc de agrement. Acest lucru e strigator la cer si sunt socat ca a fost nevoie de mii de muscaturi pe parcursul anilor trecuti, si in final o moarte inocenta pentru a forta conducatorii tarii asteia sa treaca la actiune..
Oare cand o sa avem si noi lideri care sa aibe cele mai bune intentii pentru locuitorii Romaniei si nu doar politicieni?? 😦

*Scandalul Rosia Montana – asta e o poveste lunga si care miroase foarte putred. Ptr transparenta, acum 10 ani am furnizat produse si servicii IT la RMGC si stiu din experienta proprie ca atunci nu erau problemele de care se discuta atat de inflacarat acum. Dar stiu si ca relatiile cu politicienii de atunci erau foarte bune si sectia de PR isi facea datoria fara greseala. Revenind la prezent si pe scurt, povestea Rosia Montana se poate citi aici dar sunt multe alte variable care nu se prezinta usor publicului (se pot gasi pe net in urma cautarilor perseverente). Situatia acum e putin in limbo pentru ca zeci de mii de oameni au iesit in strada in multe orase din tara, si continua sa proteste ca sa opreasca vinderea bogatiilor Romaniei unui conglomerat de companii internationale. Eu nu am participat la proteste dar mi-am exprimat parerea si o repet aici: Romania nu e tara bananiera si nici chiar in halul asta de corupta. Nu se poate sa “vindem” zacaminte in valoare de zeci de miliarde de Euro cand noi avem forta de munca si mijloacele necesare de extragere. De ce nu formam noi un conglomerat de companii miniere Romanesti care sa inchirieze/cumpere echipamentul ce ne lipseste (daca e necesar) si sa extragem noi aceste bogatii!?? In felul asta bogatiile tarii raman in tara, mostenire la descendentii nostrii si pe parcursul exploatarii noi oferim mii de locuri de munca la Romani si straini, nu invers!? Sa fie lacomia minoritatii mai puternica decat infratirea si colaborarea majoritatii!?

In fine, am sa ma opresc aici pentru ca nu am expertiza necesara sa comentez mai mult dar am vrut sa imi prezint parerea si sa ridic cateva intrebari ce mi se par logice si evidente pentru dezvoltarea etica, ecologica si pozitiva a Romaniei. Mai multe puteti citi pe internet si in articolul asta de Andrei Marga de la Cotidianul.

In final inchei cu un citat de care mi-am amintit de nenumarate ori anul asta: “Viata pare a fi 10% ce planuiesti tu si 90% cum reactionezi la ce ti se intampla.” In 2013 am invatat sa am mai mare grija la alegerile reactive si situatiile neprevazute. In 2014 planuiesc sa invat mai mult dar pe cai mai placute..
Carpe Diem! 🙂

 
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