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A bizarre drive through the town of Romani Gypsy kings.

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Most Westerners have a stereotypical view of thieving and begging Roma people.
However, I just saw a documentary which showed that this view is very wrong.
In fact, in Eastern Europe there are villages of gypsy chieftains who are all multi-millionaires (if not some of the richest people in Europe).
Sadly this means that the money made from their subjects sent to Western countries - from Australia to Europe - ends up up in obscure Romanian villages with immense wealth.
Much of the wealth from these "gypsy kings" comes from crime, and exploiting their own people (including child labor and trafficking women).

Taking a drive through this southern Romanian billionaire village seems spooky.
Unlike poor gypsy villages there are no people on the street.
The villas demonstrate obscure architecture.
In what must be neighborly competitions of flaunting wealth, the massive buildings seem awkwardly designed or even medieval.

One "king" even admitted that all his wealth came from pick-pocketing and prostituting subjects as far afield as London, Madrid and even Australia.
On BBC he even said he now wants them to stop, because they are ruining the image of his people!
What a strange argument from a feudal ruler.

Well, here the clip, with strange architecture.


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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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One of the Romanian Gypsy Kings to crown himself after the collapse of communism in 1990.
Of course it seems various tribes also make honest money (especially metal-work) - not all are criminals.
In any case, in 1990, the princess was married at 12.
The king has now outlawed this.
Well there are many family hiccups.

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Whats up with all the piles of dirt on the sides of the street? If im reading the article correctly all the gypsy kings live in this one village,why dont the spread out or own big estates those houses are built right on top of each other.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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No, no - I cannot say they all live here.
Probably a lot live elsewhere, this is probably not even the real upper class.
Not sure.
Anyway, another view of the strange streets in Buzescu.
It seems like a never-ending construction site.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Buzesco winter 2008.
Disneyland meets Kafka?

Does anybody actually live in these buildings?



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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A more lengthy German report on the Roma.
The German Gypsies are usually called Sinti and have received social aid for decades, and are generally more respected.
The Roma number around 15 million and are the largest stateless ethnic group in Europe.
This documentary begins by saying that Europeans associate the Roma with being very poor, but some are actually insanely rich.
Interesting visuals.


How interesting - the tensions between two "gypsy kings".
The one king is Orthodox, the other is Pentecostal (I thought it all looked a bit TBN).
Whatever the case, the selling of women goes on regardless between classes.
Children of prostitution become state-vassals, and the fairer skinned infants (half Czech or German) are usually adopted; while the darker skinned orphans become virtual mendicants.
However, there are huge gaps between resources amongst families.
It says nowadays older forms of charity and adoption are no longer practiced.

Oh my HAT!
See 1:05:31 on clip - drunk gypsy and bear!

I pity this bear, and the owners.
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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It was so heartbreaking in the clip above to see the Bulgarian bears set free.
It was very symbolic when they had their rings twisted out of their noses.
However, for lower class gypsies the struggle goes on.
Do we really care more for animals than people or women?
If Europe can't get it right - then what hope for Africa?



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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It was so heartbreaking in the clip above to see the Bulgarian bears set free.
It seems that the women were very attached to them.
It was very symbolic when they had their rings twisted out of their noses.
However, for lower class gypsies the struggle goes on.
Do we really care more for animals than people or women?
If Europe can't get it right - then what hope for Africa?



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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Oho traiti-ar famelia , si has cocar fratele meu!
I-AI VIZITAT SI PE TIGANII NOSTRII DRAGI?!
PTIU DRACE , NU STIU CE V-O FI PLACAND LA EI...
yes... I hate gypsies...



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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No need to hate gypsies!
No need to stereotype them as a liberal cause either.
Just normal people with class differences.
Here in SA you can buy a nice wife (if she agrees).
So I don't see this as unusual for tribal people:

Would it be wrong of me to fly there and buy a wife?
I only want a child, and there is a good life for her here?
Here, a wife with Matric (not a virgin) is ten cows, so about R15 000.
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Just joking, will never "buy" a wife.
They say in this report that they frown on homosexuality (especially the Pentecostals).
Nevertheless, there are some lovely older gypsy men.
The German forest is a big place (LOL). Even as a child I used to love dressing up as a gypsy or Indian female.
This is one thing that bothers me today.
Why do women inherit "tribal dress", but men always look Western and bland?

As far as costume and dress goes, women are the keepers of identity.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Would it be wrong of me to fly there and buy a wife? I only want a child, and there is a good life for her here? Here, a wife with Matric (not a virgin) is ten cows, so about R15 000.


Save your monies op, like your vid shows its just a different marital customs and ways, that if it happened here in our more civilized society and customs, especially here in the west, it would have people up in a uproar especially the feminists, and who can blame them really.

But really what is the difference between our more advanced way's and marital customs, and theres. Is that we go about things a lot more quite and private, with more ceremony and elaborate way of courtship and wooing. But really if anybody has been to any place were people try to get together, or look for a mate it comes down to mostly the same things. Then this phrase comes to mind "At the market place, the smart man still buys his wife with a wink"

I know you say your joking, but if you are actually serious, then ten cows is overpaying for such a wife by 9 cows.
And if you actually do that, then watch what she does. And you might want to get into the the habit of sleeping with one eye open. Some stereotypes are stereotyped for a reason, and just might be more true then politically correct.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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Ha, ha, that is good advice surely...

Thank you!



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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I always loved the Don Williams song: Gypsy Woman.
I know every lyric till today.
Yet, if you think about it, it's about adultery.
I suppose it's OK if you're a man.
A bit like River Dance, I suppose.
Well, it's a good song:


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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Django Reinhardt: 5 chosen solos.
Nobody can claim to even know the guitar until they've witnessed Django.
Before Django there was nothing for guitar:



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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German song: Lustig ist das Zigeuner Leben.
Happy is the life of the (Sinti) gypsies.
They do not give the "Kaizer" (Emperor) a cent - I suppose they pay no tax.
Cheerful is the gypsy life, or so the song implies, with images of green forest and natural living.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Amazing pics of Romanian "Gypsy" architecture:
www.amazingcoolpictures.com...

Reviewing the thread, I've also noticed in the first English clip on the Kings of the Gypsies that this "royalty" is surrounded by Draco/Reptilian imagery.
They are no doubt blood-line of what David Icke describes, some even displaying the Templar's Red Cross.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 12:43 PM
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Come to ROMANIA , and see for yourself what these scums can do to a society!
NOT TO MENTION THAT SELLING A HUMAN BEEING IS MAKING ME PHISICALLY SICK , AND IS A VERY BAD THING , AS THE HOLY BIBLE SAYS IT!
...
Hitler started a good thing...
Antonescu likewise!
Too bad they are both " a little bit dead"...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by leaualorin
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...
Hitler started a good thing...
Antonescu likewise!
Too bad they are both " a little bit dead"...





posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by leaualorin
reply to post by halfoldman
 


Come to ROMANIA , and see for yourself what these scums can do to a society!
NOT TO MENTION THAT SELLING A HUMAN BEEING IS MAKING ME PHISICALLY SICK , AND IS A VERY BAD THING , AS THE HOLY BIBLE SAYS IT!


I can agree that slavery, and sexual exploitation is a horrible disgusting thing
...

Hitler started a good thing...
Antonescu likewise!
Too bad they are both " a little bit dead"...



What!??? Do you realize how twisted and insane you sound here!
Your just calling the kettle black.



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