The year ends soon, many things have happened in the last 12 months. Bad things, good things, joy, happiness, sadness, failures, success, etc. Personally, I think it was a great year. I would like to avoid to summarize the year because it is quite impossible. I would like to thank you all for reading my blog from time to time and for those comments even though some of you in not really keen on doing such thing.

I wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year full of joy, happiness and success! Be part of the present and you have your place in the future!

In a few days Hungary will take over the presidency of the EU and days ago the Parliament voted for a media law which seems to jeopardize the freedom of the press. However, PM Orban is quite confident about this law and despite of many concerns raised by really democratic countries like Germany or Luxembourg he is not even thinking reconsidering this or adopt some amendments.

Hungary became a communist country after the II. WW and the Paris treaty. In those times there was no free press in Hungary and many citizens can still remember those dark days. Today we claim being a democratic country but adopting such restrictive laws push us towards a new type of neo-communism.

Considering the text of the media law adopted the different TV channels, newspapers, media portals can be fined with huge amount of money for violation of the previously mentioned media law. Such restriction can really damage the image of a free media in Hungary. While countries where democracy is really not an issue anymore question this law, the hungarian PM is showing again his arrogance and ignorance. The comparison of Gyorgy Conrad with the raise of the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) in 1933 probably is not appropriate at this particular moment but I am afraid it may become a reality soon.

The election held last April in Hungary empowered the FIDESZ as absolute power obtaining a two-thirds majority in the Parliament. It seems instead of giving them more responsibility this power gives them more arrogance and ignorance.

Ps. I am not an oracle, but I think we can expect new restrictive measures in the near future.


Karacsony. A legszebb unnep a kereszteny vilagban es ketsegtelenul az en kalendariumomban is dicso helyet foglal el. Mindenki varja, mindenki boldog es ennel jobb dolog nincs is a foldon. Van benne valami misztikus valami foldonkivuli, meg ha sokakban nem is tudatosul. Az emberek is maskeppen viselkednek, sokkal inkabb a szeretet, a csalad kerul eloterben es manapsag ma ez igencsak nagy dolog ebben a rohano vilagban.

Sok Karacsonyt megeltem mar es mindenik a maga nemeben egyedi megis harom olyan Karacsony van az eletemben, mely kulonos fontossaggal bir. Az elso Karacsony volt a legszebb, hisz szerettek es nagyon-nagyon vartak. Nem emlekszem ra, de nehany kep meg arulkodik rola es anya mindig ugyanolyan atelessel meselni azokat a kellemes perceket.

A masodik is regen volt, de arra mar emlekszem es csodalatos Karacsony este volt az szamomra, de annak mar 9-10 eve. Es van a mai este, ami szerintem minden Karacsonyt felulmul(t). Ketsegtelen, nehez hasonlitani, de ugy erzem, hogy ez a mai este mindeniknel fontosabb. Olyan ajandekot kaptam ma este, mit sehol nem lehet vasarolni. Nagyon halas vagyok es orvendek, hogy megadatott nekem ez az ajandek. Koszonom!


I am in Budapest, Hungary. It can be considered as a second home for me. However, wherever I am I can considered it my home. Of course the best ever will be my home town Marosvasarhely, Transylvania.

My real carrier started here in this town somewhere back in 1999. I have really good memories linked to this city. I spent some of my happiest years of my life here but I think I will never ever come back here. I have really good friends and good memories but I do not belong to city anymore. I never did really.

Ps. Thanks guys for those unforgettable moments.


These are my last hours here in Dortmund and soon I will leave for the airport and direction is Marosvasarhely, Transylvania, Romania. Even though is a small city in Transylvania it is my home town and there is no better thing then returning home.

I am traveling all over the world but there is no other place than my home Marosvasarhely. It is rusty, not always shining but still mine. I think is really important to have such a place called home. Otherwise you just travel and travel and you will never stop. Each town, each place will be just another stopover and nothing else. You need roots to grow-up.


Orommel olvasom a hirt, hogy netan meg megszabadulunk nepunk es nemzetunk "legfobb oltalmazo(tt)jatol", de rogvest el is szomorodom, mert a kinevelt utod keszul az uj/regi beosztasra, mindez Kelemen Hunor ur tiszteben. Leven, hogy Kelemen ur igencsak keveset mozgatott a [erdelyi magyar] koz erdekeben, valamivel be kellett robbanni a politikaban es mivel massal, mint populizmussal: lasd autonomia vagy netan Orban Viktor ur a szomszedban. Kelemen ur szerint, ez nem is kerdes, hogy "ha" es "mikor", hanem "hogy." Lasd Uram 21 ev alatt semmi nem tortent ez ugyben, es most megjelent a profeta az erdelyi magyar ugaron es beszel. Mert sajnos mindez csak szobeszed es populista szoszatyarkodas. Sem tobb sem kevesebb. Messianikus szerepre keszul, de szomoru es csufos bukast josolok neki. (Megjegyzes: Bar en tevednek, de sajnos a racionalizmus es a roman nacionalizmus eleg komoly ellenfel Kelemen ur!)

Kelemen ur inkabb arra kellene oszpontositson, hogy legyen "kinek" majd autonomiat "csinalni", mert amire elkeszul a grandiozus tervevel, mar nem lesz akinek. Az erdelyi magyarsag vagy elvandorol [joggal], vagy asszimilalodik, netan elhal, mert bizony melyen tisztelt miniszter ur, ha nem tudna, az erdelyi magyarok nem autonomiaval elnek, hanem nyugdijbol es kozalkamazotti fizetesbol. Igy hat talan az autonomia torekveseket ezzel kellene am kezdeni, majd azutan [talan] "autonomialodunk".

Nagyon keso van, de mikor elolvastam M.B. ur gondolatait az elmult 2 evtizedrol, amikor is okelme vezette az RMDSZ-t, nem tudtam aludni. "Szomoruan" olvasom, hogy a nagytiszteletu "iritalt" lasd Uram, mert bizony szamonkerik rajta, hogy mint egy ceda, legyen az a Szocial Demokrata Part, netan a Nemzeti Liberalis Part es most legutobb Romaniat csodbe vivo Demokrata Liberalis Part, "kollaboralt", mert M.B. kulon kiemeli, hogy ezek nem szovetsegek, hanem csak kollaboraciok. (Megjegyzes: Ezen fajta "kollaboraciokert" a haboru utan a kollaboransokat kivegeztek.)


Es emelt fovel all a dolgok elebe, hisz megteheti, mert o is tamogatta a kozszferaban dolgozok fizetesenek 25%-al valo csokkeneset es "kollaboralt" abban, hogy Romaniat a csod szelere juttassak. Erre tenyeg lehet buszke, bravo M.B. ur. Gerinces dolog. Bevallom nem mernem merkerdezni M.B.-t, hogy milyen ideologiak menten politizal, mert szerintem csak hummoges lenne ....Szocialista erzulet, liberalis, nacionalista?

Ui. Jomagam csak szegyelem magam, hogy a romaniai tobbseg ma minden erdelyi magyarrol azt hiszi, hogy ilyen "kollaborans". Es sajnos be kell vallani, hogy nehez lesz ezt magunkrol lemosni. No persze mar evek ota kikertem magamnak, hogy M.B. es hordaja engem ne akarjon kepviselni.


Today I read a statement of Mr. Gyorgy Frunda where the senator wants to redraw from the government and change the head of the party. Even they [so called "big shots"] realized that with such a policy and such a looser party president like Mr. B. M. they do not have a chance. And the new hungarian parties should also be considered. They are really a threat for the existing Hungarian party.

Unfortunately, Mr. M even though probably he will not go for a new election [at least I hope so] tries to impose his candidate, Mr. Hunor Kelemen which is exactly the same as Mr. M but a bit younger. Nothing less, nothing more. Of course his Romanian is slightly better but still ....some communication lectures would be preferable for the current minister of Cultures.

Ps. However, I think is already too late for them and the hungarians will not vote for them at the upcoming elections in 2012.


Az Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar kutatasa alapjan oda jutott a nemzet, hogy mar nem igazan olvas es sajnos a legolvasottabb Marai, Wass es Kertesz (akit jomagam nem tartok egy nagy ironak, de gondolom ezen kijelentesemert sokan ma megkoveznek, hogy az egyetlen magyar (talan nemet allampolgar is) Nobel dijas ironkat ily modon lebecsulom) helyett a legkedveltebb irok ma [sajnos ... ] Lorinc L. Laszlo, Danielle Steel es Rejto Jeno.

Ez a sorrend mutatja is nagymertekben a szinvonalat. Ketsegtelen, hazudnek ha azt mondanam, hogy nem olvastam jomagam is hasonlo konyveket, de fontosnak tartom, hogy ne csak ilyen mufajt olvassunk. Sajnos a TV es az uj csoda, vagyis az Internet elhoditotta a konyvek mellol az olvasokat es manapsag a konyv mar nem ertek ... No de talan meg ez sem lenne baj, hisz maga az olvasas egymagaban is szellemi tevekenyseg de sajnos Magyarorszagon 50% az mebereknek egy konyvet nem fog a kezeben, legyen az Marai, Wass netan meg Steel vagy Rejto. Ez tragedia, mert ez egyertelmuen egy alacsony intelligencia szintet fog eredmenyezni es megjelenik a "Discovery generacio" aki a TV-n tanul es amitja magat. Oda jutottunk, hogy az emberek tulnyomo tobbsege a TV-t ugy ertelmezi, mint masok a Szentirast. Ha egyszer mutattak a TV-ben, akkor annak igaznak kell lennie. A gond csak az, hogy nem latnak a TV moge es nem jonnek ra, hogy nincs szabad velemenyuk, hanem a TV alakitja a velemenyuket es a gondolataikat.

Ui. Annyi az uromben az orom ha fogalmazhatok igy, hogy mas nemzetek sem allnak sokkal jobban, igy nem nagyon logunk ki a sorbol. Szamomra ez azert igencsak elszomorito, de legalabb a statisztikakban nem mutatunk majd rosszabbul, mint azt masok is teszik.

Divide et impera


Bizony jo taktika es bevallom mar vartam, hogy elobb-utobb bekovetkezik. Egyesek meguntak az RMDSZ hegemoniajat es uj erdelyi magyar partot alakitottak, espedig a Magyar Polgari Part-ot. Es bizony terdre is kenyszeritettek az RMDSZ-t a legutobbi EU Parlement valasztasok soran, es Tokes Laszlo bekerult es ma mar EU Parlament alelnoki tisztet tolti be, mint az Europai Neppart delegaltja.

Ma mar ez sem eleg, es ujabb partrol dontottek, espedig a Erdelyi Magyar Nemzeti Tanacs alakulna partta. Es most mar a csonton 3 kulonbozo tomorules osztozna, es sok RMDSZ honatya veheti a batyuja, mert nem kerul Roman Parlament meg kozelebe sem.

Ketsegtelen, ez a mar szekekben uloknek nem tetszik hisz igencsak inog alattuk a szek. Marko Bela szerint: "Az RMDSZ az elmúlt években is a lehető legnyitottabban állt minden ideológiához, áramlathoz, és létrehoztuk a Magyar Összefogást. Megvan a keret és megvan a lehetőség arra, hogy együtt dolgozzunk. A következő években erre lesz szükség és nem pedig arra, hogy mindenki, akinek éppen egy adott pillanatban különvéleménye van, pártot hozzon létre”

Ezutan meg nyitottabb kell lenni, es talan eljon a roman politikai eletben is az az ido, hogy nem azert kerulunk be a parlamentbe, mert a magyarok "ugyis rank szavaznak", hanem talan azert, mert eppen az illeto magyarok bizonyos emberekre szavaznak. Ideje lesz sokaknak bucsut mondani a husos fazeknak, mert masok is ehesek.

Marko ur, sajnos a beszed, a "keret" es a "lehetoseg" senkinek nem kell. Egy idejet mult, gerinctelen, hatalomra vagyo, poziciokat hajhaszo, ideologia nelkuli partot kepvisel es remelem, hogy mihamarabb csufosan megbukik partostol. Kivancsi leszek, hogy majd akkor mi lesz, ha nem lesz tobbe barsonyszek es felelosseg nelkuli minisztersegek.

Ui. A jelen cikk szerzoje meg szomoruan veszi tudomasol, hogy a hatalom es a meggazdagodas, az onos erdek sokkal magasabban van, mintsem a szegeny erdelyi magyarok erdekei. Quo vadis erdelyi magyarsag?

A few days ago we have heard that Wikileaks is going to publish some 251.287 documents made by 274 embassies worldwide to the State Department. Of course some embarrassing ideas can be found in these memos, however, a discussion can be started if this leak was ethic or not. The State Department has already started the campaign to save as much as possible. Even Hillary Clinton made a public statement and she hopes the relation between USA and other [possibly offended] countries "will stand the challenge". Honestly, I think she was not that convincing, but I think there was no other option for her. There is a huge security issue if such classified documents can be downloaded easily from some internal State Department computer networks.

Was it ethic to publish all these documents? It may happen that these documents may put in danger some persons and of course some negative description about some people made by the US officials may offend and create tensions between US and its allies.

What about the other side? They claim that all information should be public and everybody should know about these documents. The information should be free but at what price?

I think the world should have access to information but some parts should be omitted in order to protect some persons and some interests. Unfortunately, some persons have the right and power to classify some documents and I am not sure this is right. Please refer to the documents classified by the Gyurcsany government in Hungary created during the riots in Budapest (2006).

Asa se pare. Dupa declaratia citata de Agerpres: "Am spus ca nu sunt un sustinator al acestui lucru si cred ca acordarea dublei cetatenii la ora actuala nu este nici necesara si nici nu rezolva problemele (...) Eu cred ca acordarea dublei cetatenii este un semnal politic de incurajare a plecarii ungurilor din Transilvania si de stabilire a lor in Ungaria. Ori eu sunt de conceptia ca ungurii din Romania sa ramana in Ardeal, sa ramana acasa, sa se imbogateasca aici si sa traiasca bine aici", senatorul Frunda pare sa se simta amenintat, caci daca plec ungurii din Ardeal, UDMR nu mai ajunge in parlament. Sa fim sinceri, nu prea le intereseaza cum traieste ungurul de rind din Ardeal doar sunt interesati de voturile acestora. Cred ca sintagma "nu rezolva problemele" inseamna ca nu rezolva problemele asa zisei "elite UDMR".

Consider ca nu e la latitudinea dansului sa decida daca un ungur va aplica sau nu pentru cetatenie in tara vecina, Ungaria. Sa lasam cetatenii sa se decida si nu politicul sa se pronunte in acest caz. Domnul Frunda ar trebui sa se ocupe mai mult de a crea conditiile necesare pentru a avea locul propice ca ungurii si in general cetatenii Romaniei "sa se imbogateasca aici si sa traiasca bine aici". Dar se pare ca dau gres la aceasta formula asa ca indeamna ungurii sa ramine in Romania caci cineva trebuie sa voteze pentru dansii.

Suntem cetateni ai CE si avem dreptul sa ne gasim un loc de munca si un trai decent intr-o tara decenta, caci din pacate la ora actuala nu putem afirma acest lucru despre Romania, tara care e guvernata de un guvern sustinut de partidul domnului Frunda. O astfel de cetatenie poate fi menita sa ajute acest proces, deci consider ca nu e treaba senatorului daca statul vecin vine in sprijinul cetatenilor de etnie maghiara locuind in tarile vecine Ungariei. Daca conditiile oferite in Ungaria sunt mai bune si posibilitatile de a gasi un loc de munca sunt mai abundente, cred ca decizia .....

Si inca ceva numai pentru a explica situatia. Multi etnici maghiari din tarile vecine nu se vor stabili in Ungaria, doar faptul ca vor detine cetatenia e un drept redobindit care multora le-a fost luat cu forta in 1947 prin Tratatul de la Paris.


"Nu mai vreau sa traiesc intr-o lume in care principalele subiecte se numesc Ciutacu, Basescu, Gadea, Becali, Diaconescu. E o lume care, in ciuda pitorescului ei de suprafata, e imens de repetitiva si vida. In Romania se intampla mereu lucruri enorme, ca si cum nu s-ar intampla nimic. Sau invers, nu s-a intamplat nimic, ca si cum ar fi lucruri extraordinare". (Andrei Plesu)

Ps. Articolul integral poate fi gasit aici.


Minap ertem haza Indiabol es egy fura uzenet fogadott. Az iwiw kozossegi oldal kuldott egy nagyon atfogo uzenetet, hogy milyen uj tagok szeretnenek velem barati viszonyba kerulni, illetve milyen uj informaciok tudhatok mar a mar letezo ismeroseimrol.

Az ilyen fajta level az elso jelei a gyengesegnek. Aki jo es hires, annak nem kell ilyen alazatos levelet kuldenie, de amint latom az iwiw hanyatlani latszik. Honapok ota be sem jelentkeztem, es mar eppen azon gondolkodom, hogy torlom a profile-omat, mert foloslegesnek tartom. A facebook sokkal minosegibb szolgaltatast nyujt es meg igen sok potencial rejlik benne. Ketsegtelen, telitodni fog, ahogy az tortent az iwiw eseten is, de egyelore ez meg messze van, nagyon messze.

I've just arrived from ICFHR2010, held in Kolkata, India. It was a 3 days conference in handwriting recognition. I met a lot a lot of old friends and I met some new scientists from Iran, South Africa, India, France, USA, etc.

It is quite a shame that some Chinese researchers could not attend to conference due to refusal of the Indian Government of their visa. Hopefully, next year at ICDAR2011 in China there will be no such issues.

Ps. I am a happy owner of a brand new panjabi ( a long typical Indian shirt)!


Until now I was always experiencing nice things here in Dortmund, Germany. This week however, I realized that even here you can be fouled easily. Normally I do not have time to read all my invoices/bills and usually I try to do all my things online. However, this week I checked my mobile phone bill. And honestly I have to tell you, I was amazed. No! Surprised.

Phone numbers, data plans and Jamba. I was surprised because I have not seen such an entry on my bill before. 4.99€ was charged but no details. So I started to google what Jamba means and I realized it is a German service offering ring tones, music images etc. for your phone. The problem I have never did any subscription for that service. Doing some research I realized that mainly everybody is fooled by this company. It is not easy to cancel your contract. No details are given on the website and once I realized how to do so, they charged me again 4.99€. Amazing how a company can charge you money for nothing. Either you log yourself to your account on www.jamba.de or you send a message to 33333 with a body: STOPALLE to cancel your contract. I think I will fill a complaint once I am back from India. It is not about the money but rather about how they act to charge you for something you have never asked for.

Ps. Definitely, I will look from now on all the entries on my phone bill.



Mintha a tortenelem ismetlodne. Ami volt eddig Magyarorszagon, az most Romania fele vandorol es egyre elesebbe valik. Nem feledhetjuk, hogy milyen intenzitassal "tamadta" az egykori hatalmat a FIDESZ altal penzelt HirTV. Minden kellemetlen tenyt feltartak az akkori hatalommal szemben, lasd pl. rendori visszaelesek a 2006-os oktoberi tuntetesekkel kapcsolatosan es a lista vegellathatatlan. Kellett is az akkor a tobbsegi hatalommal rendelkezo MSZP-SZDSZ-MDF koalicio ellen. Az MDF magat ellenzeknek tartotta, de mindenben segitette az akkori kormanypartot. Es szomoru, hogy baratsagok mentek tonkre, azert mert valaki eppen piros vagy netan naracssarga erzuletu volt. Emberek elfordultak egymastol ezert. Incidensek voltak szerte az orszagban es a az egymas iranti gyulolet a tetofokra hagott pedig csak a ket part versengett a hatalomert.

Ma ez a helyzet Romaniaban is, csak most ott a Realitatea es a Antenna media birodalmak fogadtak bosszut a hatalom es az elnok ellen. Es ketsegtelen, amit mutatnak es feltarnak nem igazan valik becsuletere a kormanynak sem a kormanyparti politikusoknak. Ketsegtelen vannak benne tulzasok is, de hat az erdekeket a penz diktalja. Mindket tarsasag mogott Romania mondhatni legfontosabb uzlet emberei allnak, lasd Sorin Ovidiu Vantu es Dan Voiculescu. Az egyertelmuen latszik, hogy mindket tarsasag eskudt ellenseg, es barmely lehetoseget megragadnak, hogy kritizaljak a kormanyt, sajnos sokszor joggal. Lehallgatasi ugyek, energia business, st. Ismeros, nem de?

A problema nem is itt van, hanem az emberekben. Manapsag mindenki elkotelezte magat, vagy az egyik oldalon vagy a masik oldalon es nem latnak mast csak feheret vagy feketet. Radikalizalodik a velemeny, es csak egy szint latnak: feher vagy fekete.

Ketsegtelen, a tarsadalom fiatalabb retege demokrata es liberalis erzuletu, mig az idosebb generacio tobb biztositekot lat a szocialista part igereteiben. Hogy hol az igazsag? .....
A gond nem is itt van, hanem ott, hogy az emberek nem kepesek elfogadni a massagot. Ha kritizalod a politikai balvanyaikat rogvest magasra hagnak az erzelmek. A minap "agymosottnak"-nak titulaltak, mert eppen az aktualis elnok ertelmi es politikai kepessegeit firtattam. Erdekes, hogy hirdetjuk a demokraciat megsem elunk vele. A szolas szabadsag es a velemeny nyilvanitas alapveto emberi jogaink egyike, akar a szabad vallasgyakorlas. Az egeszben a szomoru csak az, hogy az emberek egyre rosszabbul elnek es nem is igazan latszik a feny az alagut vegen, legyen ilyen vagy olyan a hatalom szine.

Felo, hogy a tarsadalmi elegedetlenseg odaig fajul, mint az tortent Magyarorszagon. Az emberek barkit megszavaznak majd csak ne halljanak tobbe az aktualis vezetesrol. Es mi ennek a vege? Elre tor a szelsoseg es oda juthatunk, mint ma Magyarorszagon, hogy a 2/3 tobbseg mindenre jogot ad a kormanypartnak es semmi kontrol nincs tobbe rajtuk. Mig eddig a populista dolgok kezdenek lejarni, most mar komoly (fajo) gazdasagi intezkedesekre kerul sor, es ez sejtem nem volt benne a valasztasi igeretkeben, de most mar nem lehet megakadalyozni, hisz 2/3-os torvenyek mindeniket keresztul tudja vinni a FIDESZ.
Lam-lam, majd csak felebred a magyar tarsadalom is! Sejtem ez fog tortenni Romaniaban is. Eddig meg sikerult a kormanynak hatalmon maradni, de ha igy folytatjak, akkor nem sokaig ulnek a szekekben, pedig az egyertelmu, hogy nagyon szeretik a szekeiket es a hatalmulat.

Amint sejtem, az RMDSZ erzi a vesztet, es minden lehetoseget megragad, hogy "emelt fovel" hagyjak el a kormanyzast es rogvest tudjanak atulni a kovetkezo kormany soraiba. Azt mar lattuk, hogy nekik nincsenek elveik, hisz nem lehet hogy ma a baloldal holnap meg a jobboldal csatlosai. Mig a tobbi part legalabb tudja, hogy hova tartozik es milyen elvek menten politizal, addig az RMDSZ csak a hatalom (barmely is legyen az) csatlosa. Talan erdemes lenne nevet is valtoztatni: a Romaniai Hatalom Cedaja Part.

A pierit din viata scriitorul Adrian Paunescu. L-am cunoscut din timpul cind facea Cenaclul Flacara si l-am vazut intrand in politica si nu pot uita vehementa cu care se impunea impotriva maghiarilor din Romania. Dar fiind oameni, fiecare are parerile lui.

Nu ii cunosc opera, dar citusi de putin il cunosc, mi s-a parut ca societatea romaneasca s-a descotorosit de el, lasindul la margine ca o rusine de care toata lumea vrea sa scape. Iar acum totul se schimba. Oameni politici, artisti si oameni de pe strada s-au razgindit. E ridicat acum in slavi. E considerat cel mai mare poet roman ca Eminescu, Eugen Barbu sau Cosbuc.

Ce a facut cu Cenaclul Flacara a fost inedit, si cine a trait acele vremuri stie ca acele seri erau de neuitat pentru tineri care gaseau in Flacara tot ce nu era de gasit in acele vremuri. Totusi nu trebuie uitat legaturile pe care le avea cu puterea.

E patetic cum oamenii s-au imprietenit cu el peste noapte, ii cunosc operele si vorbesc depre el cu evlavie, desi ieri nici nu le-a pasat inca de acest om.



It seems the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania found the "right" timing to get rid of his political partners and leave the sinking ship. Probably they think it is clever to do so, -using a lame excuse- but I think is rather late and they can not delete all those sins they have done before.

The Hungarian voters hopefully will penalize these -so [self] called representatives - and at the elections in 2012 [or in some special case in 2011] some guys should leave the politics. The "Ego te absolvo" is more difficult as some might think.


Hat ha nalunk mas nincs is, diszkurzus az van. A gond, hogy csak az van. Elegge aktivan kovetem mindazt ami tortenik a roman es magyar politikai (had)szinteren es aggaszto amit tapasztalunk. Manapsag oda jutunk, hogy a politikusaink ugy beszelnek a nemzet elott, mintha a bolha piacon lennenenk. Se ember, sem Isten meg nem allitja oket es nehany szavazatert hajlandok olyan nyelvezetet hasznalni, ami egy kocsis szajabol is furan hangzana. Es miert?

A tarsadalom elvarasi szintje csokken es sajnos a politikusainknak nagymertekben hozzajarulnak ehhez a folyamathoz. Ahelyett, hogy peldat mutatnanak, ok is inkabb erre az egyszeru es ertektelen szintre igazitjak a kommunikaciojukat, mert hat "kell a szavazat". Es ezzel az egyszeru, haszontalan, ures beszeddel lehet tomegeket mozgatni. Erdekes modon mindez csak Europa keleti regioiban divat, a nyugati tarsadalmak nem ereszkednek le erre az igenytelen szintre.

Mi bezzeg oda jutunk, hogy hazugnak nevezzuk az elnokot, netan az elnok leciganyoz egy riportert, bortonnel fenyegetozunk, a politikusaink egymast mocskoljak fomusoridoben, vadolnak es frocsog beloluk a szenny, a primitivizmus es a neveletlenseg. Ezek allamferfiak (legalabb is azt hiszik magukrol), ezek pelda ertekuek kellene legyenek a teljes tarsadalomra, de amint latom ma sajnos ez a pelda.

Quo vadis Domine?


Hat ma az tortent. Adtak a nepnek cirkuszt. Ma szavaztak az ellenzek altal benyujtott bizalmatlansagi inditvanyt, de a demokratak nagyon ugyes huzassal, -nem szavazott senki- elertek, hogy az inditvany elbukjon. Hogy ki kinek mit igert az nem tudni, de sejtem, hogy mindket tabor igert fut es fat, csak hogy ok keruljenek hatalomra, netan a regiek megorizzek a helyuket. Es a szegeny tuntetokbol meg hulyet csinaltak. Maskara az egesz, a nep meg ehezik, a TV csatornak meg gazdagodnak, hisz hatalmas nezettseget produkalnak.

El kell ismerni, a kormanypart tudta mit csinal! Az ellenzek meg nem es valami nagyon ocska kifogasokkal probaltak vedeni a mar ugyis megalazott becsuletet, ha lehet ilyenrol meg beszelni. Sejtem politikusaink tobbsegenel a "becsulet" szo torlodik az idok soran a szotarbol. A szomoru, hogy egy ujabb nap telt azzal, hogy semmi erdemleges nem tortent, az orszag nem jutott elore, sot csak no es no az elkeseredes az utca embereben. Latni az elkeseredest az arcukon, a szavaikban csak sajnos azt nem latjak, hogy a masik oldal is csak iger de valos alapja nem igazan van. Erdekes, hogy mig eddig 2011 elejet josoltak a felemelkedes kezdetenek, a kormanyparti politikusok mar elsiklanak nehany honapot es a masodik negyedev kezdetere teszik az alagut leven levo feny felfedezeset, netan megpillantasat, mert a fenytol meg komoly fenyevekre vagyunk.

Mig masok jolettel es gazdasagi intezkedesekkel probaljak az orszaguk lakossagat szolgalni, mi maradunk a romai csaszaroktol orokolt taktikaval: "Adj nekik kenyeret es cirkuszt es sosem fognak lazadni!" (Juvena)

Ui. A szomoru, hogy nalunk meg e kettobol is az egyik hianyzik ...

1956


Today we commemorated the Hungarian Revolution against the Communism and the Communist Regime. We should always remember those days! What they did will echo in the eternity!


Ezt a lemezt nemregen eljatszodtuk Magyarorszagon. Nyolc ev piros utan kovetkezett ujra narancssarga Magyarorszag terkepen. Mar a valasztasok elott megjosoltam, hogy nem foltetlenul valos megoldas az amit a jobboldal ajanlott az orszagnak, de ketsegtelen mindenki szabadulni akart az MSZP-tol, es ez latszott is a valasztasokon.

Erdekes modon, eleg keves dolog valosult meg mindabbol amit a FIDESZ javasolt, es sejtem most azok is rajottek, kik elobb meg nem, hogy tobb volt az igeret es annal tobb a populizmus. Nehany embert bezarnak, de akit be kellene zarni azokat nem fogjak es sosem fogjak. Szinten erdekes, hogy minden allami intezmeny vezetojet lecsereltek, szinten partvonalon, (most naracssarga partkonyv kell a regi piros helyett) ahogy azt tettek az elodok is. Emelkednek az adok es munkahelyeket sem latok. Mig eddig azzal vadoltuk a baloldalt, hogy minden partvonalon megy, hat ez most sem valtozik, csak most a jobboldal zsebebe megy az allami penz. Nyolc ev sok volt, sokak kell ujra feltoltsek az eleskamrakat.

No de eppen hasonlo a helyzet Romaniaban is. A PD-L igencsak alacsony szinten van, (lasd tamogatottsag) es amit muvelnek manapsag a roman Parlamentben arra utal, hogy egy dilettans csapattal allunk szemben (az elnok urral az elen), akik oda jutottak, hogy nem tudjak mit szavaznak, torvenyeket szavaznak meg jogtalanul no es persze megy a penz mindekihez aki meghosszabitja a regnalasukat. A PSD es a PNL meg ha teljesen mas vonalon is politizal, szovekezik, hogy barmi aron megdontse a jelenlegi hatalmat. Lehet sikerul, lehet nem?

A problema hasonlo, mint Magyarorszagon. A mostani ellenzek mindent iger csak hogy tamogatashoz jusson. De szomoru lesz majd a felismeres, hogy nem fogjak mindazt megkapni, amit ma oly gyakran hajtogatnak a nep elott. Ketsegtelen, a mai vezetes keptelen barmit is csinalni de nem latom, hogy a masik oldal kepes lenne. Es gondolom senki nem gondolja komolyan, hogy egy esetleges szincsere eseten nem mennek majd az allami megrendeselek es penzek, azokhoz akik "megerdemlik". Tegyuk felre a naitivitast.

Es az RMDSZ meg varja, hogy mikor jon el az a pillanat, mikor gyorsan el kell hagyni a hajot, meg mielott teljesen elsullyed. Ilyen gerinctelen partot meg eletemben nem lattam. Es meg magukat az erdelyi magyarok kepviseloinek tartjak. Szegyen!

Ui. Tudatosan nem kozoltem az RMDSZ weboldalat, hogy ezzel is noveljem a weben elerheto link-ek szamat.


In the last 20 years something happened. Before there was communism and the evil force from East right now is something else in Europe. There is EU and immigration.

For sure, the stability in the EU countries attracts many skilled and less skilled workers from all over the world in this region. And as we know, nobody likes immigrants. Nobody. Different language, different culture different life style, different values, different people. Nobody likes this. Of course as we are in democracy just a few would declare this directly, otherwise they will be labeled as extremists, far right elements and anti democracy. The current economical struggle during this crisis will not help in loving those immigrants more than before. In contrary, this new immigrant will be the new evil occupying the jobs for lower wages, asking for social welfare and so on. Quite interesting, even in those countries where the majority of the population is based on immigrants (ex. Canada, USA and Australia) are totally against new immigration policies.

What we should do? We do not like the immigrants but we need their skills and work force. Where is the balance? Should we tolerate the immigration, should we consider just selected immigrants (what about human's rights than?) or what to do with the new "evil" haunting the EU countries. Is it appropriate to integrate this new population or just trying to extend this "multicultural" idea where different people coming from different cultures can survive in peace.

The truth is, and Chancellor Merkel also mentioned, "the multicultural [society] ...has failed, utterly failed". Let's be honest, it is just an idealistic way of thinking. People never liked each other. Otherwise there would be no borders between countries. Just in order to have an idea about different EU nationals, I suggest you reading the book of Richard Hill, "We Europeans".

So let's start from the premises, we do not like immigrants. We should face it, Europe is getting older and older. We do not have trained workforce anymore. Somebody should work in order to keep the high living standards achieved over the years. And if we can not assure this work force anymore, we have to let the immigrants doing it, either we like it or not. That's it!

It is a symbiotic relation between us and them. We can not assure the work force, while they can and they know this. For both parties is a benefit. We can sustain our standards while the immigrants can come freely and work and also benefiting from a higher life condition. Nobody is beyond. We should have expectations for sure but we should also be tolerant to those newcomers.

In a normal society the first condition to integrate is to learn the language. However, nowadays, many immigrants they do not speak other languages just their own and they do not want to integrate on those new societies. They consider it totally inappropriate those values spread by those host societies. They form large communities and they can exist without any contact with the real society. It is kind of a society in a society.

In Germany, the president Wulff stated "But by now, Islam also belongs in Germany". In France, The Netherlands there are some rules to restrict the burka in public institutions, while in Switzerland the referendum decided about the [non] construction of minarets as being a sign of the Islamisation of the country. In France, even though they do inappropriate things, the gypsies are deported. Those guys are not immigrants but EU citizens!


What can we do? Can we stop immigration? Shall we be more tolerant? Do we really need immigrants? Can we force them to integrate?

Honestly, I think the EU and all the governments in EU are ambushed by their own democracy and law system. We claim to protect the human rights and being impartial to citizens coming from different countries having different religions and social background but we do not want to accept the immigrants as they are.

Dear [possible] Immigrant, please think about your new plans to immigrate in EU as we do not know how to handle You! I think this would be the most important issue to solve in the next couple of years between the EU members.

Az elet jatszma


Utban haza, azon elmelkedem, hogy mi lenne, hogy olyan szinhazi eloadast irnek, melyben a szinpad egy oriasi sakk tabla lenne, mig a szereplok lennenek a sakk figurak es a sakk szabalyai szerint mukodne minden. Mindig lenne ujabb es ujabb jatszma.

Ha jobban belegondolunk amolyan Somerset Maugham: Szinhaz es Stefan Zweig: Sakknovella kulonos otvozete. Miert is ne?

I just ....

I just turned 34. Amazing!

Yesterday

It was really a nice day with sunshine over here in Dortmund. I got visited by somebody from my past. It was a lifetime experience to see that person after so many years. Old memories from the past ...

Never too late


I was waiting for this kind of comment from a while ago. Probably His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI realized that trying to hide all those horrors committed by the catholic clergy will not help in the process to build a new hope for the faithful.

"Here too I think of the immense suffering caused by the abuse of children, especially within the Church and by her ministers. Above all, I express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of these unspeakable crimes, along with my hope that the power of Christ’s grace, his sacrifice of reconciliation, will bring deep healing and peace to their lives. I also acknowledge, with you, the shame and humiliation which all of us have suffered because of these sins; and I invite you to offer it to the Lord with trust that this chastisement will contribute to the healing of the victims, the purification of the Church and the renewal of her age-old commitment to the education and care of young people. I express my gratitude for the efforts being made to address this problem responsibly, and I ask all of you to show your concern for the victims and solidarity with your priests." (Pope Benedict XVI, Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ City of Westminster, Saturday, 18 September 2010)


It will never stop. Never. I am really sad to hear about the the new sex abuse scandal committed by the Belgian clergy. Once again the Catholic Church is shaken and the comments of Archbishop Leonard are really outrageous. They are planning to create a center for reconciliation, recognition and healing. Honestly, how do you think such wounds can be healed by the clergy who already committed those sex abuses. Really lame!

Yes, all this horrors should be recognized by the Church and by the Vatican and punishment should be applied as well not just reconciliation and healing. Instead of building the church on faith like " And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) it seems the new church is more built on sin, lies and infamy. It seems the Catholic Church is not able to handle this situation and the credibility of this institution is .....


A few days ago I just got a list with the top 200 universities worldwide. Of course the top 10 was occupied by American and British universities. I would rather say it is normal. However, looking the second half of the list not a sign from a Hungarian or Romanian university. It seems we just talking about education while others are doing education.

Of course, education means money. Without money nothing is possible. But USA and UK realized this trick. Invest money in education and you can attract the gray matter worldwide. I am really sorry for those countries who did not realized this. They will never succeed!

Ps. An extended list of top 500 universities even though contains 2-3 Hungarian universities still not a sign about a Romanian one ...


Szomoru, hogy ilyet kell leirnom, mert ezaltal sajat magam is minositem, de ra kellett jonnom, hogy sajnos ez igy mukodik. Nem tudtunk mit kezdeni a demokraciaval, amit kaptunk ezelott ket evtizede, es most ott tartunk, hogy csak akkor kerulunk teritekre, ha valami negativ peldat kell emliteni. Kerek minden kedves honfitarsamat, hogy jol ertse amit irok, itt nem szemelyekre terjed ki a figyelmem, hanem a tarsadalom egeszere.

Romaniaban mindent lehet. Lefekszunk egy elnokkel, reggel felebredunk egy masikkal. Az elnok ur ugy kinezetre (amiert nem tehet, talan nem is illo, hogy ilyet irok) ugy ertelemre es foleg ezzel van a gondom, egy olyan szinten all, hogy manapsag az EU elnokok szegyelnek megallni mellette, hogy ne emlegessem a nyelvezetet es a stilust, amit hasznal es ahogy vezeti az orszagot.

De ne csak az elnokot szidjuk, nezzunk korul a sajat hazunk tajekan is. Mig egy olyan part tartja magat a magyarsag kepviselojenek (szerintem jogtalanul), aki egyik percrol a masikra 180 ° fordulva atall a hatalom javara a poziciok erdekeben, akkor itt is vannak bajok, sot nem is keves. Manapsag, meg latvan, hogy a nepszerutlen gazdasagi intezkedesek a bukashoz vezet(het)nek, arra kezdik osztonozni a "kepviseloket", hogy kihatraljanak, mert sullyedni senki sem akar. Gyerekek egnek elve egy szuleszeten, es ki felel erte, egy szegeny apolono, mert hat valakinek meg kell fizetni az arat, nem de? A nyugdijasok nem tudjak megvasarolni a gyogyszereiket, de mit sem szamit? Oregek, nem igazan szamitanak, foleg hasznot nem hajtanak az orszagnak. A 40 ev amit ledolgoztak ..., hol van mar az?

No es ma ott tartunk, hogy 4 osztallyal bekerulhetunk az EU Parlementbe kepviselonek, igy hat teljes mertekben jogos, hogy 50% az erettsegi vizsgaknak sikertelen. Minek tanulni? A penz megold mindent manapsag. Sajnos eszet nem lehet penzen vasarolni, de 4 osztallyal ezt sajna nem is lehet felfogni. Manapsag, igencsak ez a peldakep. Ha neki sikerult, nekem miert is ne sikerulne?

Es ne feledjuk magunkat sem, egyszeru allampolgarokat. Adot nem fizetunk, hisz hulye mindenki aki fizet. Csalunk, hazudunk es mindent megteszunk a szemelyes erdekeink ugyeben, ha kell atgazolunk masokon, mert "azt csinalok amit akarok, demokracia van". Fenttartjuk a csuszopenzeket a kozigazgatasban, az orvosi ellatasban, mikor intezkedni kell, rogvest a telefon utan nyulunk es valakit felhivunk, mert hogy is lehetne maskeppen. Jol meno vallalkozasok mindenike Isten tudja mi okbol de profitot nem termel soha (?), sot a tulajdonosok meg munkanelkuli segelyert is folyamodnak, hisz megilleti oket, mert ok evekik becsulettel fizettek a megfelelo jarulekokat.

Sajnalkozunk, hogy elmennek az ertelmesek (lasd orvosok, apolok, informatikusok, mernokok, stb.), a romak miatt meg orvendunk (lasd az elnokot is beleertve), mert addig is nem nalunk csinaljak a botranyt, hanem Parizsban es ma mar az egesz vilag elott. Es igy tortenik, hogy mig masok eppen a gazdasagi valsagbol kilabalnak, mi meg sullyedunk egyre melyebbre a politikai szemetben, a korrupcioban es a negativ image-ben, amit a vilag alkot rolunk.

Azt kell mondanom, hogy mi vagyunk erte a hibasok. Ne mindig masban keressuk a hibat. Tegyunk erte valamit! Ki-ki a maga szintjen, es szerintem jobb lesz, de sajnos ez a fajta letforma eletunk reszeve valt, es az a velemenyem, hogy nem is akarunk valtozni. Nekunk igy jo es probalunk a kommunista idokkel takarozni es magyarazkodni. Van benne valami, de 20 ev sok ido, es semmi eredmenyt nem mutattunk fel. Ha igy folytatjuk, valoszinu a Schengen-i egyezmeny resze sem leszunk, es mindig csak masodrangu tagallam szerepet fogjuk betolteni az EU berkeiben es (csak) arra leszunk jok, hogy a gazdasagi/politikai eloadasokban legyunk jo peldak, amelyet nem szabad kovetni.

WizzAir is a low-cost airline company operating flights in Western and Central Europe. Really nice price constructions and lets be honest the fleet of 34 Airbus A320-200 are really comfortable. Do not get me wrong is is not a payed advertisement. I am just telling my opinion about this company and its business model.

Definitely, they should somehow gather some money, so they charge for check-in baggage and they are limiting the size and the weight of the hand luggage. This restriction was really applied and even it happened to me to pay extra charges because my hand luggage was exceeding with 1kg the allowed 10kg.

However, a few months ago they introduced the online check-in, which means the passenger should (or can) print his own ticket. If there is no check-in luggage you can avoid the ticket counter. Nice! Really nice and some companies they offer really green solutions as you do not have to print the ticket but show the bar code on your phone (for more details please refer online check-in at Lufthansa).

So, nowadays, if you are traveling just with hand luggage with an online check-in ticket printed on your own, nobody is interested anymore in the exceeded kilograms of your luggage. In that case is not important anymore the luggage? I think this 1-2kg extra should be allowed because it seems it is not important. However, the company even if they can estimate the average weight of the passengers and their baggage 360kg (180 passangers x 2kg) is really nothing.

So, as you can see, it is just a stupid WizzAir syndrom ... Hopefully they will realize it soon!

I am really sorry to criticize again and again the Romanian Government and the PM, Emil Boc but what is happening it is not politics anymore but rather some soap opera (Romanian version). Today the PM decided to change some guys with some "others" in the Government. Unfortunately, over there this is just more like a charade rather than some radical change.

The problem is not the persons but rather the global view which unfortunately does not even exists. While other countries are out or almost out of the economical crisis, Romania is just going deeper and deeper in that mud. And still not over, the worse part can be expected early next year.

I am ashamed to have such a Government and I am not talking anymore about the president because that part is even worse ...

Nagyon felhaborito volt a minap az RMDSZ elnokenek a kijelentese, miszerint a Demokrata Liberalis Part kell a kormany atalakitast meggondolja, es a sajat hazi feladatat megcsinalja, hisz a magyar miniszterek munkajaval Marko ur teljes mertekig elegedett. Mikor megkerdeztek, hogy miert, akkor tudatlansagat csillogtatva annyit mondottt, hogy "sokat" csinaltak. Hat annyi bizonyara, hogy gyerekek haltak meg egy szuleszeten. Ez tenyleg sok. Meg egy partvezernek is.

Folyik belolunk a cinizmus es a tudatlansag es a romaniai politika cedajakent tartanak nyilvan, mert barkivel barmikor csak lehessunk miniszterelnok helyettesek es nemi barsonyszek korulotte. Nincs bennunk moralis tartas, felelossegtudat es gerincesseg. Szomoru, hogy a sajat nemzetem (egy resze) ellen kell beszelnem, de remelem, hogy felebrendnek elobb-utobb a szavazok es atlatnak a szitan. Es megtortenhet, hogy sikerul ugy koaliciot epiteni, hogy ne legyen szukseg a magyar szavazatokra. Kivancsi leszek akkor hova tunik majd a cinizmus. De sajnos a butasag majd meg a cinizmuson is tultesz. Szegyelem, hogy ilyen emberek tartjak magukat (jogtalanul) az erdelyi magyarsag vezetoinek. Remelem nem sokaig!

I am back in Germany after a week spent in Istanbul, Turkey. I co-organized a workshop in Arabic handwriting recognition with other colleagues from Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Germany. It was a small workshop for interested people. We were surprised to have even a PhD student from Bucharest, Romania. She is interested in the writing Arabic, rather than recognition but it was really nice to see the enthusiasm of the persons from USA, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Romania, India, France, Turkey and of course from France. Even though it was the first workshop in that matter, I consider it quite a success even acknowledged by TC-11. Let's hope we can continue in two years.

The ICPR2010 conference started on Monday and we attended this conference till Thursday. I have seen really nice works and in the mean time I met my old friends from Canada, USA, France, India, Germany, Hungary, Italy and I made some new friends from Saudi Arabia, Turkey. It is really nice to have such scientific gatherings. Even more, I had the chance to speak Hungarian, Romanian, English and French with other colleagues. It is always nice to approach persons speaking their own language.

I was invited to be committee member for the Hungarian conference KEPAF'2011 in Szeged, Hungary. It is really nice to have such invitation in such a prestigious Hungarian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Conference.


I really enjoyed Istanbul and I have nice memories, however, some negative experiences I also collected. First was about my colleague. We just came back from a long conference day, and somehow, probably by "human miracle" a tool of a shoe shiner just appeared in front of us. Like some nice guys we talk to the guy to warn him about the missing tool. He was really "nice" and he offered his services in return. Somehow we ended to pay him 20 Turkish lira. So at the beginning it was for free and and at end he asked for money in an aggressive manner. We have seen him the other day also trying to fool some guys.

The last ugly thing just happened a few minutes ago. From a week each night I am going to a nearby shop to buy some beverages for the night. Each day they charged me 2 lira but today somehow by miracle they charged me 2.5 lira. I told them about the mistake but they claimed right now it is 2.5. I told them this is not how they can fool me, so after some minutes of discussion they realized they stepped with the wrong guy. So we ended up with the old price. Funny, huh? So if they can not fool you, the good old price is charged, but otherwise ...

Ps. In some small shops there are no price tags so they will charge you as much they can. This is really not a nice attitude.


I haven't been in other cities in Turkey but only just in Istanbul. However, I can tell you Turkey is a modern civilized country at the border of East and West and probably great things may be achieved if they continue the economical growth.

I think the Turkish people should be proud of the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who turned the country in a modern and prosperous place.


Imagine. Midnight, Istanbul, Turkey. Sitting at the gates of Asia (Bosporus) and having a nice conversation. It was a lifetime experience.

I just landed in Istanbul, Turkey. I am attending the FAHR2010 Workshop organized by some colleagues and myself and the biggest conference in pattern recognition ICPR2010. I have to tell I was amazed by this city. I've never been here before, but this is just simply amazing.

Vibration, life, restaurants, tourists and history at the shore of Phosphorus.


Kedves Cseke Attila miniszter ur, ez a lemondas nem gondolkodas kerdese. Onnek igy kellett volna tiltakozni az ellen, hogy ilyen a rendszer. Ketsegtelen, nem kozvetlenul on a hibas azon a szegeny ujszulottek halalaert, de akkor is, itt gondolkodasnak helye nincs.

A szomoru, hogy mi sem vagyunk jobbak a Deakne vasznanal. Egyszeruen figyelmen kivul hagyjuk ami tortenik, nincs felelossegtudat es egy nem is lesz egyhamar. Igy ne is varjunk semmit. En mar reg nem varok semmit az RMDSZ oldalarol, de ez csak egyre inkabb melyul es szomoruan veszem eszre, hogy mindig a kisebbsegi let moge bujunk, de mi is egyazon ferto resze vagyunk. Sokkal egyszerubb lenne bevallani, hogy ragaszkodunk foggal-korommel a barsonyszekhez.

Moralis tartas? Felelosseg? Mindez ma csak utopia ...

Igen, az vagyok. Kepzelhetik mekkora orom latni, hogy egy volt osztalytarsam (lasd Magyari Zsolt) a gimnaziumban, aki meg kiskoromban is velem tanulta az ABC csinjat-binjat, ma vilagot latott filmes szakember. Legutobbi filmje itt tekintheto meg. Elmeny szamba ment latni egy kozeli ember munkajat a DunaTV csatornan eloben (meg ha valljuk be csak online kozvetites is volt az Internet hullamhosszan). Nagyon buszke vagyok Zsoltra!


Indeed, the II World War left some unanswered questions behind and some territories have been annexed to some foreign countries. People have changed their citizenship over the night. Nobody can understand this because none of the western countries encountered such situations. They only decided for some others, mainly eastern European countries like Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. I am just wondering what would do France if Alsace would have stayed with Germany after the war? Interesting question, huh?

However, nobody wants and can change the history but right now being EU members, some countries are trying to fix these problems by according citizenship to their co-nationals living in other countries. This implies the issuing of EU passports for ca. 5M people according to the Daily Express. And definitely, there is a real treat that those new EU citizens will "invade" the western countries like England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Italy. However, probably not everybody will go for this option, so it is (probably) more just a nice article and a good excuse for the economical crisis.

Nobody should forget that in such critical times far-right ideologies can easily spread. These countries should consider also this aspect. And there is another one as well. It may happen that their not well founded and grounded decisions after the war is hunting them ... History is paying back the debts? ...

Finally


They realized the wrongdoing. Today after 65 years a high US official (Mr. Jon Ross US ambassador) even though he was just a spectator in the crowd attended the ceremony of the first atomic bomb dropped by US on Hiroshima, Japan. Probably the reconciliation time has come. Definitely, it seems that is was necessary to stop radically the II WW but still nobody should forget about those 70.000 people who died instantly on those minutes nor about those 70.000 who died in the upcoming months.

A couple of years ago back in 2008, I spent some time visiting Hiroshima. I have to tell you it was really sad sitting there and imagining what happened on 6th August 1945. However, it was a lifetime experience.


Earlier this year the media magnate Rupert Murdoch did the most stupid thing he could ever have done. He asked money for his news. He introduced a 2 pounds/week fee (or 1 pound/day) for his online The Times and The Sunday Times. The number of visitors dropped radically and it is quite normal. You do not need any high class Ivy League white collar guy to tell you this. It is really obvious. Nobody is that stupid to pay money for something what you can get for free. News should be for free.

If he continuous like this probably he will be out soon from this news business. Print a newspaper and ask some money for it, but to upload a news to a website .... even though they have to pay those high class columnists and reporters. If you do not want to pay for something which should be for free just look for Google News. It is for free!

Yes. That's what they did. They fired BP's CEO Tony Hayward and just changed his name to a new one, Robert Dudley. But nothing has changed! They sacrificed one guy and they put an American one who can not deal with the catastrophe, even though he was raised in Mississippi. He is also just a human. Definitely, he is the first non British BP CEO but still this is not enough to help those fishermen, those animals who can not return anymore to their natural habitat and so forth.

This is just nothing but manipulating the people ... Poor guys! Just look behind the scenes! It is so obvious!

Tolerancia


Tolerancia. Sokunk szotaraban nem is letezik ez a szo. Nem tudjuk, hogy mit jelent, es ha igen, akkor is csak nagyon korlatozott tartalmat tanusitunk neki. Valami mindig megakadalyoz, hogy toleransak legyunk.

Egy kedves gimnaziumi tanarom megtanitott arra, hogy merjek nagyot gondolni es tenni es ne csak szuk otthonomba gondolkodjam, hanem egeszeben lassam a vilagot. Ma orommel mondhatom, hogy ha nem is mindig, de neha sikerul latni a nagy osszefuggeseket.

De terjunk vissza a toleraciara. Sok idore volt nekem is szuksegem, hogy valamivel is toleransabb legyek. Meg kell tanulni elfogadni, bizonyos dolgokat, meg ha nehezunkre esik is. Nem konnyu hisz minden porcikank ellenkezik, es azt sugja az enunk, hogy ez nem helyes vagy nem jo, de el kell tudni fogadni, hogy ez a velemeny a sajat szemelyes szuronkon keresztul "tunik" helytelennek, netan eppen rossznak vagy elfogadhatatlannak. Nem akarok masokat megseretni, ezert sajat peldakon probalom erzekeltetni, hogy mirol is beszelek.

1) Sok ido kellett ameddig rajottem arra, hogy sokaknak nem megoldas a kulfoldre valo vandorlas. Ok jol vannak ott ahol vannak, vagy (talan) nem kepesek legyozni a felelmeiket az ismeretlen irant, illetve nem kepesek helyt allni egy idegen vilagban, ahol a kovetelmenyek es az elvarasok nagyok, es lehet, hogy nem kepesek, vagy nem erzik magukat kepesnek erre. Elegge megfizettem en ennek az arat, de ma mar tudom mit jelent.

2) Tetovalas es piercing. Ma az egyik tarsadalmi enkep. Sokak igy probaljak felhivni magukra a figyelmet. Nagyon egyszeru modja annak, hogy vizualis uton felhivjuk magunkra a figyelmet. Sokak ezt erteknek nevezik, magam csak undorodni tudok tole es mikor ilyet latok, rogvest eszembe jutnak azok a regi tetovalasok, melyeket a katonasagban keszultek es egy atdofott szivet abrazoltak es mindehez meg jart egy "Rozsi szeretlek" vagy hasonloak. Szerintem massal kellene az embereknek kitunniuk, de ez van. Ez csak nehany dollarba kerul, egy kis fajdalom es maris lehet vele villogni. Mas dolgokert sokkal tobb munkat es onmagunkat kell beleolni, es ez sokaknak nem megy. Inkabb megvasaroljak ezt es osszerajzoltatjak a testuket, amelyet majd kesobb megbannak, de az mar legyen az o szerencsejuk. Mikor latom oket elmosolyodom es nevetek magaban, neha megjegyzeseket is teszek, de megertem, hogy ok (sajnos) csak igy tudnak kitunni. Elnezest kerek azoktol, akik a tetovalast nem erre hasznaljak!

3) Szervezett es kaotikus eletforma. Nagyon fura latni sok ismerosomet es baratomat, hogy egyik naprol elnek a masikra. Nem tudjak mi fog tortenni es mi lesz holnap. Nincsenek terveik az eletukben, hisz abban a kaotikus letben amelyben elnek ilyenre nincs lehetoseg. Ketsegtelen, ez nem egyezik azzal a jol beosztott lettel, amelyben jomagam elek, hisz tudom mi fog tortenni holnap, es azutan, es a terveim is megvannak decemberig, persze ebbe egy kis kaosz meg mindig belefer. No persze ha kozos programot akarsz szervezni elore, akkor bizony nagyon kellemetlen, mert te meg vagy szokva a rendezett elettel, ok meg .... hat enyhen szomoru, hogy igy elnek. De probalom elfogadni, es igazodni hozzajuk persze ha tudok.

A felsorolas vegellathatatlan, hisz masok vagyunk, mas ertekek szerint elunk es latjuk a vilagot es bizony neha komoly erofeszitesbe telik elfogadni, hogy leteznek emberek akik maskeppen latjak, maskeppen csinaljak maskeppen elnek meg bizonyos dolgokat. Hogy lehet megis ellene tenni?

1) Biralunk es mepgrobalunk erveket felhozni, annak erdekeben, hogy masokat "jobb beleatasra teritsunk". Neha mukodik, de legtobbszor nem, hisz a kritikat nehezen birja mindenki.

2) Nem veszunk rola tudomast. Ez a masik veglet, hisz ilyenkor teljes mertekben probaljuk magunkat fuggetleniteni az illeto szemelytol, esemenytol es probalunk tudomast sem venni rola. Eleg konnyu megoldas, de neha nem felelossegteljes.

3) Toleransak vagyunk. Elfogadjuk a masikat olyannak amilyen, es probalunk ezzel a tennyel elni. Felreertes ne essek. Nem kell egyeterteni vele, csak el kell tudni fogadni, hogy ilyen. Ez a legnehezebb de megis a legsikeresebb.

A hulyeseg, a butasag es a pofatlansag sosem tartozott azon dolgok koze melyeket tudtam es tudnam toleralni. Mindig elesen biralom es megprobalok mindent megtenni annak erdekeben, hogy valtozzon, foleg Erdelyben , ahol mindenikunkre szukseg van. Igy van ez a politikusainkkal is. Mindig is biralni fogom az RMDSZ-t, mert sajnos van amiert es nem igazan all szandekukban valtozni. Ellenben manapsag mar sokkal inkabb tolerans vagyok a kulonbozo naciok irant, meg ha mas a boruk szine, mas nyelvet beszelnek es mas a kulturajuk. Ok ilyenek, en ilyen es lehet harmoniaban elni egymas mellett. Hasonalo kezdek tolerans lenni a kulonozo vallasok iranyaban es elfogadni, hogy masok vallasa, hite is hasonloan fontos, mint az enyem. Es persze vannak a dolgok, melyekrol nem veszek tudomast ....







The conservative Italian magazine Panorama revealed the escapade of some gay priests in night clubs and even in a church. The Diocese of Rome protested against this attitude by saying "[...] we cannot accept that because of their behaviour the honour of all the others is sullied."

Definitely, they were right to claim such thing, however, unfortunately, I haven't seen such affirmation once those horrific child abuses came to light. So that means, the honour is sullied once you are a gay priest but there is no problem if your are pedophile. I am getting more and more doubts about the Catholic Church. Such an attitude won't allow them to claim themselves the spiritual leader of the world.



The decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in the Hague, The Netherlands, can open the box of Pandora concerning the separatist movements of different countries like Spain, Romania, Greece or Slovakia. These countries are those one who did not recognized the independence of Kosovo from Serbia in January 2008. However, today the top UN court decided. The unilateral independence declaration is not violating international law and probably some pressure from the EU will be on those countries to recognize the independence in their state level as well.

Such pressure from the UN and EU can lead to similar vindications from Hungarian ethnics in Transylvania or south of Slovakia or by the basks nationalist in Spain. I am looking forward to see what is happening in the next few months in that sense. Is history repeating?

Yep. Our long long time relatives which look similar to us have been discovered there. A really nice spot in the middle of nowhere deep in the German countryside. There is a museum and a court where the fossils have been discovered. Is a kind of a short march over the mankind. It is a really nice museum.

Ps. Of course this visit was preceded by some Hungarian restaurant in Dusseldorf, some beers in downtown and some nice chat with some really nice friends. It was an awesome weekend! However, the next will come soon ... What's next? I do not know. Nobody knows!

Vatican revisited


I was really happy today reading the newsletter of the Vatican. The document Normae de Gravioribus Delictis initially proposed by His Holiness, Pope John-Paul II was updated as it seems in the last 9 years some "new delictis" arrived.

I hope it is not just a hoax to finish with the pressure from the media and the civil society but rather some useful updates and some new guideline to treat all those horrific sexual abuses which have been discovered lately. Even though God is beyond everything the Church should be judged also by the society. I am certainly sure that such update wouldn't have been invoked if the media was not publishing those sex abuse scandals all over Europe and America.


Please read this article and you will see what I am talking about. Definitely, nowadays is not anymore about the information itself but rather about the source and its reliability. People tend to accept as being the truth whatever they read or see. It is all about how you put some information and already you have some followers.

This is really dangerous as everybody is looking TV and reading news. I do not like conspiracy theories but looking those news portals like Google News, Yahoo, CNN and others they can manipulate the public opinion as they like. Of course it is just a supposition (and hope is an erroneous one) but if we trust those sources nobody ever can change our opinion anymore.

I suggest you to get your information from multiple sources and possibly independent ones. You never know... In the communist era there was a lack of information right now there is an abundance. Which one is better?


I borrowed this line from Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory). Now the World Cup is over, there is no more game for the next couple of months, so there is no more excuse to leave the office earlier for a game or another.

Some student told, it is nice that Germany have not won the title because they can get back to work and save the EU economy.

Uborka szezon


Igen, elismerem, az utobbi idoben inkabb angolul irtam, de ahogy masok sem felejtettek el az anyanyelvuket, igy en sem, sot mindig orommel tolt el, ha irhatok vagy beszelhetek magyarul. Sajnos itt Nemetorszagban, inkabb angolul, franciaul es romanul beszelek, magyarul nagyon keveset, de nehany napja valami erdelyi magyaroknak en segitettem jegyet vasarolni az automatabol. Ok hatarozottan allitottak, hogy beszelnek nemetul, en meg hatarozottan allitottam, hogy jomagam meg nem. Megis, nekem sikerult jegyet vennem egy nemet automatabol, nekik nem.

Nem sok uj dolog tortenik itt manapasag, ezt hivjak a kutatasban csendnek es bekenek. Utolso simitasok a nyarvegi konferenciakra, nehany megbeszeles, hogy ne feledjuk, hogy mit is csinalunk es ennyi. No ez nalam nem teljes mertekben van igy, mert azert dolgozom nehany dolgon, de azert be vannak huzva a fekek es lassabban megy a vonat. Szeptembertol arrafele meg indul a dolog teljes gozerovel. Mar van a fejemben 4-5 cikk, de addig meg sok munka van , habar szerintem jovo ilyenkorra az otletekbol mar cikkek is lesznek. De varjuk meg a vasart a napjaig.

Lehet olcso jegyeket kapni szeptember es oktober honapokra a Wizzair legitarsasag kulonbozo jarataira, a telefonomon uj Android 2.1 operacios rendszer fut es Nemetorszagot is elerte a meleg. Az RDS-RCS kabel Tv es Internet szolgaltato telefonos hiba-elharito csapataban sok a dillettans, aggasztoak a hirek Romaniarol, sajnos Magyaroszag sem sokkal jobb es a fogolycsere story meg nevetseges (lasd amerikai es orosz kemek csereje Becsben).

Ui. Mar regebben akartam emliteni, hogy a mult hetekben a Vatikan publikusan bocsanatot kert az elkovetett szexualis zaklatasokert. Nagyon orvendtem, hogy vegre megtortent, habar ha egy ilyen rendu es termeszetu intezmeny csak ennyi kulso nyomas utan volt hajlando(?) elismerni a bunosseget, akkor bizony nem latom, hogy milyen jogalapjuk van erkolcsrol es erenyrol predikalni.