Louie Dimitrovski's "I am Macedonian (Canadian)
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The mistreatment of Greece's ethnic Macedonian minority is the inspiration for every racist, every fascist and every ethnic cleanser in the Balkans! By definition, these values are also NATO and EU values.
Greece and Bulgaria fail to comply on national minority rights says Catalan MEP
Florina/Lerin & Blagoevgrad/Gorna Dzumaja, Wednesday, 20 September 2006 by Georgios N. Papadakis
Both brothers were married to Greeks. The younger one was married to a fair haired, good looking woman, (probably a Vlach ... as my mother would say), while the older one was married to someone that looked like Maria Callas ... you know the type ... a real Greek.
It turns out when he arrived at the house both brothers and their families were waiting for him. The brothers first starting talking to him in Greek. Since he did not speak Greek, they switched to English. He also did not speak English. There was an awkward pause and they then started to speak in Macedonian.
The good-looking wife of the younger brother, naively started asking, in a chirpy voice, what language are you speaking? How did you learn to speak this language. How come you did not tell me you spoke another language. Probably realizing that is must be the language they speak in "southern Serbia" she said that she want to learn this language. The two brothers totally ignored her, as did her sister-in-law.
Ms. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Designate, has been in the center of all the foreign policy decisions of President Bush. During the first Bush administration she was the foreign policy person closest to the President. She will have a far greater influence on foreign policy than Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.
Ms. Rice, as National Security Advisor, was involved in the betrayal of Greece in the administrationʼs unilateral decision to recognize the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as the Republic of Macedonia. The U.S. policy had been that we would use the name FYROM until Greece and FYROM by negotiations determined a solution to the name issue. The U.S. broke its pledge. It appears that a staff member of the NSC proposed the change in policy which Ms. Rice approved as did the State and Defense Departments.
This month we visit Macedonia, a country better known in legend than in fact. Historians know Alexander the Great came from this mountainous land north of Greece; Bible-school children learn that Paul made his first Christian converts here. But few know that Macedonia has endured through the ages, its cultural integrity intact. We'll unearth some of its ancient mysteries and share its modern-day pleasures.
As usual, the dispatches are written by Richard Bangs, one of today's leading travel writers. He has led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in southern Africa, and has published more than 500 magazine articles, over a dozen books, a score of documentaries and several videos and CD-ROMs. He founded the adventure travel company Sobek Expeditions in 1973, and since has traveled the world, taking a global audience with him.