A Motley Fool Indeed

Over the years, many people have asked me why I never became a “real” journalist, meaning why I never agreed to work for a government/company’s propaganda outlet. The short answer is that I don’t want to work with idiots like Rich Smith: Why Is the US Selling Billions of Dollars of Missiles to Romania? From the Romanian border to the Russian naval base at Sevastopol … Continue reading A Motley Fool Indeed

The Romantic Hellhole Everyone Loves (to Hate)

Once again, the British show their predilection for sneering at Romania for being an ex-Communist hellhole of Gypsy poverty while simultaneously embracing it for its traditional rustic charm in a new piece by The Guardian. Hats off to the journalist for actually going to Romania. And for speaking to a guy who once did me a kindness that I failed to appreciate (Cristian Lupsa). And … Continue reading The Romantic Hellhole Everyone Loves (to Hate)

Benefits Street

Right now the number one show in Britain is Channel 4’s “Benefits Street”, which allegedly focuses on people receiving “benefits” or government money. Episode 2 heavily featured immigrant Romanians (often pronounced Rumanians on the show), one a gypsy family from Romania and the second a group of 14 agricultural workers from Romania. Despite the fact that neither the workers nor the gypsy family were receiving … Continue reading Benefits Street