I don't much follow the Romanian press, but the kind people of dtng bring me tidbits, and this is a juicy one.
Let me tell you the whole story, it's a story worth retelling.
Step 1. A buncha gypsiesi got into an argument with a buncha non-gypsies. The argument degenerated to a knife fight, which the gypsies were both physically and mentally more equipped to take part in. As a result, a couple of the non-gypsy people were gutted. While not quite as adept at barroom brawling, the non-gypsy people were still pretty good at sports, in this case handball. They were in fact part of a Romanian first league team.
Step 2. A Romanian talkshow host stated that he has heard the father of one of the wounded was some sort of Serbian mobster, and further that said mobster put a contract out on the gypsy malfeasants. He further stated he hopes this is the case, and the contract gets fulfilled.
Step 3. The Romanian CNA, which is a state authority roughly equivalent to the FCC fined the station which aired the Step 2 items, for some convoluted offence that would be an attempt to implement the notion of "hate speech" in Romanianii. 10`000 leis is about 100 BTC.
Step 4. The station sued the CNA.
Step 5. The court found for the station. The fine was quashed, and ~6`500 leis in punitive damages were also awarded.
Step 6. The CNA has not the item in its budget to pay for this. However, the way Romanian law works they get no exemption just for being a state authority. Consequently, if they fail to pay within the set timeframe they will have all their accounts frozen. Such as, you know, salaries won't be paid.
Step 7. President of the CNA thingee gets really angry. She doesn't think it is acceptable for the ~130 people working for CNA to not receive their salaries because the CNA fucked up and issued unwarranted fines. She further thinks that this is somehow the fault of those people their idiocy harmed, and she imagines the solution to the problem is for the people harmed by CNA's idiocy to no longer ask for damages. Which butthurt tears are really, really delicious. I frankly hope they get litigated into the ground, just for the show of it.
So there you have it, my criminally American friends. This is how a real country is run. What you have over there in America is not a real country. Sad, huh.———
- Which are practically speaking a sort of European niggers. Europe wasn't doing slavery at the time slavery was popular in the US, so Europe didn't end up with that bunch of people dislocated from a primitive tribal society and trying to somehow survive in a much more complex settled environment. Instead Europe ended up with a different bunch of people dislocated from a primitive tribal society and trying to somehow survive in a much more complex settled environment.
This is the way it goes, necessarily. Primitive societies suck. The reason they suck is exactly their primitive (aka stupid) nature. People that belong to primitive societies dislike the effects of their stupidity but fail to understand what the cause is and so for a time try to preserve their primitive notions while somehow making them work in the new environment. This lasts a generation or two before being completely gutted and replaced with a etsy-esque reinterpretation which works inasmuch as it has nothing to do with the original it's trying to symbolize. [↩]
- Without having the point in the Constitution, Romania is probably the one country in the world which actually respects free speech. You can't even sue for calumny here. People really, really, really hated the curtailing of speech during the communist regime. [↩]