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Buktop 09-22-2010 02:06 AM

[QUOTE=Pelister;71686]
What better way is there for Buktop to continue our vassal status than to misrepresent just how much economic power Greece has over Macedonia ! Think about whose interests he is working for here.

Don't believe his bullshit.


You will have noticed that his use of the 'oil' and 'gas' figures have been intended to deceive people here about the actual power Greece has over Macedonia, economically.[/QUOTE]Do you have economic data to back up your assertions?

Do you have any data to refute what I have posted?

Have you even read what I posted, or are you just going to make a sweeping statement and disappear from the discussion like you usually do?

Come on Pelister, cite me some facts and figures, prove me wrong...

Pelister 09-22-2010 02:32 AM

[quote=Pelister] Originally Posted by Pelister
[B]What better way is there for Buktop to continue our vassal status than to misrepresent just how much economic power Greece has over Macedonia [/B]! Think about whose interests he is working for here.

Don't believe his bullshit.


You will have noticed that his use of the 'oil' and 'gas' figures have been intended to deceive people here about the actual power Greece has over Macedonia, economically. [/quote]


[QUOTE=Buktop;71705]Do you have economic data to back up your assertions?

Do you have any data to refute what I have posted?

Have you even read what I posted, or are you just going to make a sweeping statement and disappear from the discussion like you usually do?

Come on Pelister, cite me some facts and figures, prove me wrong...[/QUOTE]

Haha. Get a life.

You havn't proven anything, with one exception. You have demonstrated how a quirky Macedonian can work for the interests of the Greeks and very possibly not even realise he is doing it.

Your a charlatan.

[B]You can't prove that Greece has any substantial economic power over the Macedonian Republic and you never will.[/B]

In fact in one fell swoop Rogi exposed how you operate - how you present a picture of Greek economic power where in fact it doesn't really exist - Macedonia gets its oil and gas from various sources moron, not just Greece.

If your trying to build an case for our E.U integration (in the UMD mould) and even a case as to why we should continue to negotaiate on the basis of 'Greek economic power over us', you have just been made out.

makedonin 09-22-2010 03:15 AM

[QUOTE=Risto the Great;71674]They don't have a decent wage, decent health care, decent education etc... now. So it is safe to assume the capitulation was a waste of time.[/QUOTE]

That is true, can't agree more.

Still, people have much much better life now than they had than. I can tell cause I was one of those many who had to wait from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM before the stores just to get cheaper bread cause we could not afford us to buy from the expensive one and the cheaper was not supplied enough. And we are talking about bread. The rest was just dream, something that you can't think afording it.

Today, they have true riches in comparation to what one had back than.

But that was not just fault of the embargo. Maybe it gave the blow to surfface the shit that was already there. That was just one of the long economic failures and consequences from the break up and plunder of government property under the pretext of privatization.

So while I agree that the capitulation was waste and inacceptable, I find it pity that people think that the commoners, which until yesterday were the middle class and now found them self on existencial minimum, did non suffered back then.

I have to be honest, if they have put the terms of capitulation on vote, I can't tell what the out come would have been.

Vangelovski 09-22-2010 03:43 AM

[quote=Buktop;71702]I never said we were going to starve. Please feel free to ask me a question about the Economic impact of the embargo, come on, don't just ignore it with sweeping statements, indulge me in this argument, if only this one time, I would love you to try and prove me wrong.

Nice story, but completely irrelevant.[/quote]

The 'nice' story is essentially the same one you're peddling here.

I didn't specifically have you in mind when I made my comments. However, I will take you up on your offer.

What is more important for you - "bread for the people" or natural rights?

Buktop 09-22-2010 04:10 AM

[QUOTE=Pelister;71709]Haha. Get a life.

You havn't proven anything, with one exception. You have demonstrated how a quirky Macedonian can work for the interests of the Greeks and very possibly not even realise he is doing it.[/quote] I am working for Greek interests by stating the truth about Macedonian Economic activity with Greece? I am working for Greek interests by not living in a fairytale?

[quote]Your a charlatan.

[B]You can't prove that Greece has any substantial economic power over the Macedonian Republic and you never will.[/B][/quote] Now here is the funny part. Because I have in fact proved it several times over...
[url]http://www.nbrm.gov.mk/WBStorage/Files/Statistika_excel_countries_A_2009_fin2008.xls[/url]

[url]http://www.nbrm.gov.mk/WBStorage/Files/Statistika_excel_SITC_A_2009_final20080.xls[/url]

"Some 60 percent of Macedonian trade with states outside of the
former Yugoslav area came and went through the Greek port city of
Thessalonika. This included Macedoniažs entire oil supply."(1995) Eftov, pg. 13-14.

Not to mention the acquisition of OKTA by Hellenic Petroleum.

[quote]In fact in one fell swoop Rogi exposed how you operate - how you present a picture of Greek economic power where in fact it doesn't really exist - Macedonia gets its oil and gas from various sources moron, not just Greece.[/QUOTE]Rogi is an intelligent and decent person who knows something about the situation. He brought up the situation that had it not been for corruption and the sanctions on Serbia, the Greek embargo would not have been as devastating. And he is right, to a degree. But the corruption was in fact caused as a result of the situation created by the two border closings, and the fact that Serbia was not as big a supplier of our Petroleum imports.

Greek economic influence on Macedonia doesn't exist? You really should not be participating in this conversation. I recommend you sit on the sidelines and learn something for once.

Read the evidence I post for you or quit responding to it. I am not going to waste my time on someone who has no intention of actually reading what I write.

Buktop 09-22-2010 04:14 AM

[QUOTE=Vangelovski;71718]The 'nice' story is essentially the same one you're peddling here.

I didn't specifically have you in mind when I made my comments. However, I will take you up on your offer.

What is more important for you - "bread for the people" or natural rights?[/QUOTE]
I don't see anything about me proposing brotherhood or partnership with Greece or Serbia, nor have I said that the capitulation was a good or necessary thing. I am trying to explain to you guys just how serious an impact the embargo had on Macedonia.

It seems to me that many of you have no idea what the actual situation was at that time. Just because we in the diaspora did not feel the effects of it, doesn't mean it didn't happen, or the citizens of Macedonia weren't deeply affected.

Why don't you guys make a few phone calls to your relatives and ask them what happened, you might learn something.

Vangelovski 09-22-2010 05:03 AM

[quote=Buktop;71723]I don't see anything about me proposing brotherhood or partnership with Greece or Serbia, nor have I said that the capitulation was a good or necessary thing. I am trying to explain to you guys just how serious an impact the embargo had on Macedonia.

It seems to me that many of you have no idea what the actual situation was at that time. Just because we in the diaspora did not feel the effects of it, doesn't mean it didn't happen, or the citizens of Macedonia weren't deeply affected.

Why don't you guys make a few phone calls to your relatives and ask them what happened, you might learn something.[/quote]

I thought you were going to answer my question?

Risto the Great 09-22-2010 07:06 AM

[QUOTE=makedonin;71716]That is true, can't agree more.

Still, people have much much better life now than they had than. I can tell cause I was one of those many who had to wait from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM before the stores just to get cheaper bread cause we could not afford us to buy from the expensive one and the cheaper was not supplied enough. And we are talking about bread. The rest was just dream, something that you can't think afording it.

Today, they have true riches in comparation to what one had back than.

But that was not just fault of the embargo. Maybe it gave the blow to surfface the shit that was already there. That was just one of the long economic failures and consequences from the break up and plunder of government property under the pretext of privatization.

So while I agree that the capitulation was waste and inacceptable, I find it pity that people think that the commoners, which until yesterday were the middle class and now found them self on existencial minimum, did non suffered back then.

I have to be honest, if they have put the terms of capitulation on vote, I can't tell what the out come would have been.[/QUOTE]

Ouch! That sounds very real. I think a vote for capitulation would have passed. The Macedonians were being strangled and would have been willing to throw away all they had for some improved economic prosperity. It has been nothing to be proud of and I am yet to see Macedonians rise as one to say "enough is enough"!

I do not wish RoMacedonians any pain but I wonder what it will take for the country to get together as one and demand justice.

makedonin 09-22-2010 07:30 AM

[QUOTE=Risto the Great;71745]Ouch! That sounds very real. I think a vote for capitulation would have passed. The Macedonians were being strangled and would have been willing to throw away all they had for some improved economic prosperity.
[/QUOTE]

I would not doubt that. If we honestly look at our past, Macedonians were doing worst things than that, for various reasons, money, religion etc. I recall the account from H. N. Brailsford, no matter how honest it is, it bares some truth:

[QUOTE]I was talking to a wealthy peasant who came in from a neighbouring village to Monastir market. He spoke Greek well, but hardly like a native. "Is your village Greek," I asked him, "or Bulgarian ?" "Well," he replied, "it is Bulgarian now, but four years ago it was Greek." The answer seemed to him entirely natural and commonplace. "How," I asked in some bewilderment, "did that miracle come about ?" "Why," said he, "we are all poor men, but we want to have our own school and a priest who will look after us properly. We used to have a Greek teacher. We paid him £5 a year and his bread, while the Greek consul paid him another £5; but we had no priest of our own. We shared a priest with several other villages, but he was very unpunctual and remiss. We went to the Greek Bishop to complain, but he refused to do anything for us. The Bulgarians heard of this and they came and made us an offer. They said they would give us a priest who would live in the village and a teacher to whom we need pay nothing. Well, sir, ours is a poor village, and so of course we became Bulgarians." [/QUOTE]

I am afraid, the mentality did not change much.

[QUOTE=Risto the Great;71745]
It has been nothing to be proud of and I am yet to see Macedonians rise as one to say "enough is enough"!
[/QUOTE]

Who knows if this will happen in our life time. Sad but true. We can still work to give future generations fundament to achieve that.

[QUOTE=Risto the Great;71745]
I do not wish RoMacedonians any pain but I wonder what it will take for the country to get together as one and demand justice.[/QUOTE]

Money I guess. But seriously, I think no one has the answear to that one.

I read with pains and disapointment the intern division between ideological parties, pro slavic, pro antic, pro bulgarian pro anything.

I don't see unity on any field of life, which is acctually normal for many countries, but has influence on the foreign politics only in Macedonia.

Buktop 09-22-2010 08:00 AM

[QUOTE=Vangelovski;71729]I thought you were going to answer my question?[/QUOTE]
Both are equally as important, without natural rights, you are no more than an animal, without bread, you cannot survive, even as an animal.

People should not have to choose between bread or rights.


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