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“i am sure the outcome of the today’s referendum vote is obvious… sad that there is no one good enough to vote to lead this country… like there ever was one? lets see what the future holds cause the present i am not liking…” (Simona Ritter, Facebook)

Totally agreed with my relative’s (daughter of my mother’s cousin) opinion regarding the presidential impeachment referendum (2012) from 29 July 2012. As Wikipedia correctly announced (citing Financial Times): ” The Constitutional Court of Romania postpones a decision regarding the impeachment referendum of suspended President Traian Băsescu until September 12th, time until the reevaluation of the permanent electoral lists must occur”. Until then, we may find what the population is inside Romania’s borders (19 millions, according to controversed 2011 census, or 20 millions, according to estimations?).

To be taken into account that only 75.000 voters from the 3 million Romanians outside borders participated at the impeachment referendum (most “YES” votes to the dismissal came from Spain, Italy, United States, Great Britain).

While our political leaders make shame of our country’s international pride, there is still hope given by the Romanian champions in the Olympic games to restore our self dignity.

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The Ion Luca Paradox: the mystery of Caragiale’s birth date

I love you as the sclave loves…. light and the blind…. liberty!” – Rică Venturiano, a very confused citizen (character from a famous play of I.L.Caragiale, “O Scrisoare Pierdută” [“A Lost Letter”])

Yesterday, 30 January 2012, Google celebrated 160 years from the birth of Ion Luca Caragiale, a famous romanian playwright best known for his satirical humor. 

The problem is that Wikipedia, champion of knowledge, had let us totally perplex by providind 4 different dates of birth for Ion Luca Caragiale, two by old style (the Julian Calendar), and other two by new style (the Gregorian Calendar). At that interval of time (1800 – 1900), there was a difference of 12 correction days between the two calendars. 

So, the four dates of birth are 18 January (O.S.), 30 January (N.S.), 1 February (O.S.), 13 February (N.S.). But which is correct? Searching deeper into the problem, I found that: 

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