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[18 юли 2012 | One Comment | ]

Ever since a decade ago Bulgaria became an unconditional ally of the USA and even enlisted in the first „Coalition of Willing“ of George W Bush in Iraq, joining in Afghanistan shortly before that, and the Bulgarian medics were jailed in Libya as scapegoats in an affair with HIV-infected blood, numerous experts started warning that Bulgaria was threatened with terrorist attacks.

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[16 юли 2012 | No Comment | ]

Cook County officials have shared that some property owners may not have received all the exemptions they are entitled to in the tax bills they received last month – primarily the homestead exemption, senior citizen exemption, long-term homeowner’s exemption, or the senior freeze exemption. REALTOR and Evanston Township Assessor Bonnie Wilson suggests property owners double-check that they are receiving all their eligible exemptions and take action to correct any errors.

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[5 юли 2012 | No Comment | ]

From July 6 through 12, the Gene Siskel Film Center will present the first Chicago run of the rebel-rousing dudes-versus-prudes film, Hipsters.

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[1 юли 2012 | No Comment | ]

Noam Chomsky, the distinguished American philosopher, political activist and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has compiled a list of the ten most powerful and efficacious strategies used by “masters of the world” to establish a manipulation of the population through the media.

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[28 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

Vermont’s governor has signed a bill making it the first U.S. state to ban fracking, the controversial practice to extract natural gas from the ground.

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[27 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

About 20 years ago, on 7 May 1992, Bulgaria became a full member of the Council of Europe. Now we celebrate this anniversary which will remain a historic event for us. I was proud to be one of those first members from Bulgaria present when the Bulgarian flag was raised in front of the European Palace as the first sign of the reintegration of my country into the free world. But we who were there in 1992 in this Chamber were not the first Bulgarian fighters for the European idea.

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[24 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra performs a concert of Bulgarian and American music on Saturday, June 30, 7PM, at the Skokie Theater, 7924 N. Lincoln. Founder and Music Director Philip Simmons will conduct music of Marin Golimenov, Dimitar Nenov, John Williams and Aaron Copland. Bulgarian-American violinist Kamen Vatchev will be soloist, performing the popular “Sevdana” by composer Georgi Zlatev-Cherkin.

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[24 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

You go back in time with all the great champions. That’s what I really love about Wimbledon. Pironkova has reached twice the quarterfinals and once the semifinals of the world’s oldest tennis tournament. She is also hoping for a medal at the Olympics…

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[22 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

There are quite a few European languages spoken outside their “own” country: for instance German in Germany, but also in Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg,: Denmark, Belgium, Poland, Russia; Spanish in Spain, but also in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia etc. But nowhere a necessity has come to being, neither an attempt has been made to father a new (official) language (Austrian, Liechtensteinian, Argentinian, Chilien etc.) despite apparent differences emerging in the usage of the languages.

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[17 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

„So forward now, with spirit and ideals“ reads a line in a poem by Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national hero. Nestled on the Black Sea between Greece and Romania, Bulgaria is a predominantly Christian country independent of the Soviet Union since the fall of the Iron Curtain over 20 years ago. Despite joining the European Union in 2007, the eastern Balkan nation suffers the same economic problems found elsewhere since the global downturn in 2008.

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[15 юни 2012 | No Comment | ]

of skitracks and lifts without changing the status of use of the land.

After that things broke loose…