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    Well the problem is that they are now making the decree go through the Parliament almost unchanged (one major exception) which means that most likely the protests will continue.
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    200.000 people light up their phones in protest.
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    Vitiate Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post


    200.000 people light up their phones in protest.
    Wow

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    Wrong thread?
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    Associations.
    Vitiate Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    Associations.
    An excellent example of why one shouldn't just post a video without context.
    "If it wears trousers generally I don't pay attention."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippus Flavius Homovallumus View Post
    An excellent example of why one shouldn't just post a video without context.
    What are you about PVH? Bucking for a moderator job or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    What are you about PVH? Bucking for a moderator job or something?
    God, I hope not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    Associations.
    Haka is Union, not Association.

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    50.000 people protested tonight and formed a Romanian flag in front of the palace of the government (Victoria Palace - not the huge Palace of the Parliament).

    Will come back with a photograph.
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    Refreshing to see something that could be considered a grassroots movement in this age, for once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    50.000 people protested tonight and formed a Romanian flag in front of the palace of the government (Victoria Palace - not the huge Palace of the Parliament).

    Will come back with a photograph.
    Footage of the event.

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    Has this become 4Chan? Come on guys, are we just trying to pointlessly inflate our post-count now?

    On topic - protests continue, less intensely in Bucharest but they are spreading to other cities.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/w...smtyp=cur&_r=0


    Corruption is so embedded in the medical system that it’s nearly impossible to change without the help of the judicial system. A lot of my colleagues do take bribes from their patients. Some of them won’t treat someone who doesn’t offer them money, although Romania’s medical system guarantees free access to medical services. I don’t take money from my patients, and when I refuse their money, some get worried, thinking I refused them because they have some sort of terminal disease. Some think you’re a low-quality doctor if you treat them without charge.
    On protesting: I went to all of the protests that have taken place in Bucharest during the last three weeks. Like so many others, I felt that the recent government decree, which was adopted at 10:30 p.m., was the first sign that Romania was turning away from democracy and the rule of law.
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    Unfortunately, it is true. Bribing is commonplace - and this is exactly what the current anti-corruption drive is trying to work on.
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    When will they learn and become a proper democracy where the bribes are stopped and instead we have a completely open and fair system where politicians buy off Industry with peerages and Industry buys off Politicians with well paid consultancy roles / speaker engagements?

    Are these protests "democratic" or "popularist"? The latter appears to be what people want, but shouldn't.

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    The protests are 150% democratic. Nobody ordered these protests, totally spontaneous, totally democratic and it's the "street" that represents Romania best now.

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