Ellie Velinska is a naturalized American citizen. Lives in North Carolina and is registered as a non-affiliated voter. Finished high school in the USSR and has Masters Degree in Psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria. In 2000 Ellie and her husband moved to America after winning the Green Card Lottery. The New Media is a perfect challenge and quite convenient for her now that she is a mother of two boys.
You can visit her family photo blog here.
Ellie strongly believes that the Americans have been Taxed Enough Already and big bureaucracies should not be rewarded with a single extra dime of our money. US Congress should be put on a “no pork” diet.
She also believes the environment should be clean and wishes for global warming during the winter and for global cooling during the summer. The scientific data should be examined with skepticism, because “enough research will tend to support whatever theory”. Every solution breeds new problems and should be advertised with caution.
Ellie quit smoking in 2008 which gave her too much extra time she did not have before. So she decided to work to bring attention to the problems of bureaucracy as she stumbles upon them.
Favorite quotes about bureaucracy:
In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.
-Jerry Eugene Pournelle
The Law of Triviality: the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
- Cyril Northcote Parkinson
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.
The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.
-Pericles (430 B.C.)
The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.