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A free advice for the Romanian’s PM Victor Ponta regarding Rosia Montana

To Ponta Victor,

If you didn’t saw this coming by now then I really do not see a future for you. I remember when you shared your first experience with traian basescu, our not so loved president. You were telling that before a TV show he came to you and proposed a civilized behavior and dialogue during the show, only to forget the gentlemans‘ agreement when the show started and launch on a number of dirty attacks.

This was the first encounter and many more similar stories could be told about basescu by you, others that had to deal with him and by the simple Romanian citizens. Now, if you didn’t learn a thing from this I will tell you what will happen next in the rosia montana story.

You think that passing the ball in the parliament’s court will distance you from the responsibility of this supreme treason against the Romania’s best interests. Legally, when the time will come, you could have a chance of skipping jail time, allthough I doubt it, but your future in the Romanian’s public life…let’s just say that you will be the country’s number 1 enemy.

You are probably thinking that if calin tariceanu did it, so can you. Well, when tariceanu gave away the exploration rights to sterling, he took advantage of a moment without social tensions, without more than 50.000 people in the street, in Romania and all over the world. And with people getting out to protest for two weeks now. TWO WEEKS! And I don’t think there’s another topic more exposed by the social media, because the traditional media betrayed the country too, like you did, like your government did and like the parliament, so eager to simulate a debate to make us believe that they will vote with the country’s best interest in mind.

But you know that the parliament is already on the gabriel resources’ side so it’s a win / win for you. You make this happen and you have no responsibility, even if YOU allowed this law to exist and be discussed in the parliament, by the ones who stole our votes by promising that they will not allow the Rosia Montana project to start. So, in other words, no they don’t represent Romania and they have no right to give away what is not theirs, to destroy what should be left for future generations.  And you will end up with a lose/lose result. 

And after you and the parliament mafia will pass this awful law, it will end up in the Romanian presidency court. And there you will have the big surprise, when basescu will not approve the law, but send it back to the parliament or ask for a national referendum. He will be the HERO who fights against the corrupt political class and saves the country. And with this very simple move he will destroy you, he will destroy the parliament credibility for the next 20 years, he will kill USL, if it will still exists by then. Because crin could be smarter and distance himself and PNL from this shitbomb that you are holding in your hand.

Nobody will care that basescu insisted for this project to happen, and he has a great contribution to the fact that we are in this unpleasant situation, he will be the one who saves the day. You will be the one who betrayed his country and took advantage of the votes of the people who put their trust in you. What you are doing right now is political suicide but this is so obviously that you probably know it. And then why are you going ahead with this? Not because it would be the good thing to do for country, everyone with a minimum intelligence knows it’s not the case, not even close. There are only to options: you have something to gain for this or you are afraid of the people who insist for this.

You could stop it all, you have this power. And because you are not ending this shameful law, and this contract with gabriel resources, that has so much corruption in its history that Romania could easily end it without any problems (like scary lawsuits and billions of dollars in damages), YOU are responsible.

And if you believe that you could make this project work, even if basescu would help you, you are so wrong and probably you have a day dreaming problem. Romania will not allow this, this country was robbed enough and people are seeing in this project all the harm done in the last 23 years. And this time we all screamed ENOUGH!!!

Even if we would all have to go to Rosia Montana and stop them right there, face to face, THIS PROJECT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. 

We will not allow you and your partners to destroy something of a unique cultural importance and to expose this country to a huge environmental. We remember Baia Mare, to name just one, and this time will be something unseen in the entire Europe. We will not allow this to happen in our country. It’s our country, not your property.

Just think who is for this project and why? A few hundred corrupt politicians! The church is against, the Romanian Academy is against, the Royal House is against, the European partners are against, the NGOs are against and WE THE PEOPLE ARE AGAINST. And you know that because otherwise you would have organized a referendum to consult the population on this subject. Or, to help you forget the costs excuse, you could just add an extra question when one of the next referendums will take place.

We are not Peru, we are not Indonesia, we are not Guinea, we are not New Zeeland, to name just a few of the countries robbed by the ones who are behind Gabirel Resources. Details in the links, in case you don’t know the history of the ones you are selling us to(although the PM should know about these things and even inform the citizens):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newmont_Mining_Corporation#Controversies

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/africa-guinea-mining-bsgr-steinmetz

But like I said, just consider the “Ponta traitor/Basescu hero” scenario. It’s basescu’s chance to wash himself of all the things he did against Romania. And he did plenty. But after this all will be forgiven because he will be the one who saved the country and he will have a strong influence for the rest of his life.

And I will end with a question: how many thought that nastase will end up in jail. And for what? The question in the case of those who are betraying the country in this story is when they will get out of jail, if ever?

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Gabriel Resources share price crash #rosiamontana

After more than 50.000 Romanians protested against the cyanide mining project at Rosia Montana (over 20.000 in Bucharest, close to 10.000 in Cluj and many more thousands in other cities in Romania, Europe and around the globe) and the Romanian PM public statement that the government will obey the people’s will and the Rosia Montana Project will be stopped,

the Gabriel Resources share price took a big dive and after the stock opened on Monday morning they were already at over -40%. Auch. Help them with a share :)

Romania says no to gabriel resources stock crash

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gabriel resources shareprice september drop

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Media Blackout when it comes Save Rosia Montana protests? No problem, we’ll make our own media

Romania Rising – Great article on medium.com

More than 15 000 people have marched in the streets of Bucharest today, and many thousands more have protested in tens of other cities, both in Romania and abroad. In a country where televisions are starving for the “sensational”, and mundane gossip becomes “breaking news”, televisions are silent. Politicians who normally race to give a statement about the most trivial of subjects are quiet. There is a virtual media black-out on the whole phenomenon, the largest peaceful popular protest since the fall of communism. Never in the past 20 years have so many people come out in the streets, never before has this country seen such a mass of people protesting peacefully, making themselves heard using state of the art tools of democracy in a country which proves to be nowhere near democratic.

Save Rosia Montana - Romanian media sold it's soul

Pictures from the 8th day of protests

More than 10.000 people in Bucharest, 6000 in Cluj, and many thousands in other cities in Romania, Europe and other places around the globe.

Click here for a live broadcast http://bambuser.com/v/3896434

Save Rosia Montana – Who is behind Gabriel Resources

First of all I will start to ask you to share this if you find it interesting. Social Media is the only weapon we have in a war against a corrupt government, and a media that is not the truth’s ally and servant but a slave to the highest bidder.

It is hard to choose what to post first when so many things are happening.  Should I post about the Antena 1 changing the sound background from the Romania – Hungary football gamebecause an entire stadium was chanting UNITED! WE’LL SAVE! ROSIA MONTANA! ?

But probably the money paid by Gabriel Resources for the commercial during the game covered this low manipulation scheme made by Antena 1, which decided that the millions of Romanians who were watching the game on TV should not hear a stadium of 50.000 people screaming against this ecological disaster. Rest assured, people know about that already, mostly thanks to the Facebook hashtags #unitisalvam, #saverosiamontana and #rosiamontana.

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Rosia Montana Vox Populi

Browsing through Cristian Vasile’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cristian.vasile (many of you may know him under the igu signature) I found a very nice written article by Maria Constantinescu, a romanian living in New York and London for the last 14 years.

Watching the ‪#‎rosiamontana‬ movement over these past few days, the protests, the debate, reactions, cohesion and the overall spirit of the crowds, it’s clear Romanians have gained that awareness and self-belief, Romanians have arrived!

These new people are calm, confident, positive, informed, principled, young, organized, smart, beautiful, objective, energetic, proactive, happy and able. These are the ROMANIANS 2.0.

Detractors of this movement call them ‘hippsters’ or other names meant as derogatory, but there’s no way to deny it, they are the updated new version and they are here to replace you!

You, mediocre corrupt politicians & you, dusty talking heads populating the TV screens. Antena 3 Romania, ProTV & all, carry on your corrupt reporting, nobody is listening…

Read the entire text: https://www.facebook.com/maria.constantinescu1/posts/10151544854451792

This text reminded me about the fact that if they would have to get a real job, in almost any kind of company – big,small, startup, corporate, our brave politicians would not pass the first interview. Still here they are deciding our future (I just got some serious chills) while many competent citizens are spread all over the world.

Photo: Igu

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First days of protests. Photo: Cristian Vasile

The Guardian article about Rosia Montana protests

Save Rosia Montana movement covered by The Guardian and Deutsche Welle

Since the local press is struggling with the huge challenge of ignoring a protest that already reached day 5 and it’s growing by the minute, as people less informed find out what is the real deal with Rosia Montana and understand the extraordinary danger for Romania and the neighbor states – not even talking that the financial aspects of the project are similar with those made by the “honest” companies with the African countries, like Shell is robbing Nigeria blind, we have to reach out again to the foreign media for updates and facts about Save Rosia Montana 2013.

This time The Guardian and Deutsche Welle:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/04/protest-rosia-montana-gold-mine-protest

http://www.dw.de/protests-erupt-in-romania-over-gold-mine/a-17068049

And another Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unitisalvam