Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Mon Song.


Have a good week.

3-11 Porter - Surround me with your love

Hello
Can you hear me
Please don't go
Where are you going
Conversations go over my head
Isolation has an ugly face
Surround me with your love
Understand me I need you now
Surround me with your words
Understand me I need your love
I need your love
I need your love

Hello
I'm so lonely
And it feels like disease
Come and stay, stay beside me
Stay always forever don't go
Surround me with your love
Understand me I need you now
Surround me with your words

PS: So sorry but i couldn't be able to find any decent live performance.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Silvio, Chantal and Leonardo.





















First: the picture. I rarely saw something more pathetic than this. Honestly. Second: the month. December, when the less popular Silvio's colleague was born, 2008 years ago. Third: the children. They're not Italian or European, they come from east, to send the message that Silvio, the new prophet loves diversity and cultural acceptance of different ways to see the world. Mmmmhhh, we should ask about it to a couple of very good and real journalists that everyday fight against the lost of values that Italians are paying because of his presence everywhere economically significant. This brief introduction was to present you the amazing project "Italian Politicians For Children 2009", very, very interesting and touching. Thank you for your time and attention.

- Ansa.it -

Friday, December 5, 2008


I couldn't find any title to introduce this video. As you can perfectly understand even if everything take place in Italian, we are attending at the press conference by which Minister Sacconi (Public Health) and Minister Tremonti (Economy) presented the "Social Card", a monthly 40 euros bonus for poorest families. Ok this article is not into criticize these kind of anti-crisis public programs, even if i think this spaghetti social card is a bullshit -like 95% of Berlusconi Governments' decisions- i also can affirm that few money for few people is better than zero money for everybody. I'm putting this video under you attention because i wonder if in other countries in the world people detaining the power look so retarded as our two friends do, i mean for sure there's places where governors are more corrupted or less honest than Italians (change for sure with maybe) but yes, this time with no doubts, there's no country where governors are dumber. You can perfectly hear how many journalists and reporters tried to tell, to the same ridiculous persons that invented the card, to turn it upside down, but nothing, they couldn't be able. Now my question: is that possible in 2008 that we continue to be forced to have such retarded mother fuckers to take care of million people's communities? C'mon, can we organize attitudinal tests before deciding to give such responsibilities to politicians that aren't even able to understand what is the right side of a card?
I have no other words but thank you for your time and attention.

Coming Soon.


So sorry, but tonight I'm too drunk to write about it, let's see what about tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Little Bit Better.

I'm glad to announce that Mediaset.it decided to update the horrendous and embarrassing graphics of their video section. As you remember i was complaining about it in a previous post dated Nov. 28th considering it outrageous and disrespectful of all Internet's viewers. Of course i don't pretend you to believe they did it because of Peacedrops (they should be part of the mass of 11 people that downloaded this page that day) but after that, things seems to get a little bit better. Obviously the Berlusconi's touch is still impressively clear, as clear as the preminent sponsor Fineco. Maybe the quality of the advertiser was better with Nokia considering Fineco one of the best Italian representation of what had already collapsed in United States...Internet trading, financial consultings and bullshits like these, at least, this time, the sponsor is not scrumbled with the reason why i chose to get the site. Thank you for your time and attention.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Immersion


If you wonder why i posted this video just read yesterday's article.

Monday, December 1, 2008

November's Gone.







Another month had been spent by every one of us, earthlings populating this great planet, or better what once ago was a very great planet, full of nature, colors, amazing smells and animals free to live with the beloved families they generated. But you know, things had changed, especially in the last 20/30 years and many reasons could be responsible for it. Things had changed big time, but what mostly contributed to this general impoverishment of life on this planet is our mind and our way to get and psychologically elaborate the things we see every day. We have many examples under our eyes of this gradual lost of values: how can a 12 yo guy be impressed and disgusted in seeing scenes from Baghdad when the same guy spent the last 5/7 hours killing people on his console? It's almost impossible he'll grow up considering as a holy value the one of life. I don't blame him, what he represent is just a victim of the system that purposely pushed him and his whole generation to consider normal what normal is not. I perfectly agree with those parents that told me with the playstation they could find a sip of time to dedicate to themselves instead taking care of the kids, but I'm 34, and I'd never had a console, i still don't miss it, we'd better start to consider the fact that kids need to re-discover what is the mining of sacrifice, since the beginning... they need to re-deal with feelings like disappointment and delusion to form their consciences in a right way, we cannot accept to put them in front of bloody screens to avoid they start to claim our attention, if you are busy just don't give it to them, if they cry put on you earphones.
I confess the couple of times i played, i got right away that i could get addicted like a high school kid, that's why i kept my self far away from that stuffs, you know, you can enjoy cocaine but once you get that is dangerous for your body and brain you don't use it. Maybe we could try and consider consoles like drugs, because that's exactly what i think they are. At least we could try to ban certain kind of games that inevitably influence children high receptive brains, letting them consider normal things like wars, fights or the possibility to be called to kill someone once in live, they consider the news coming from all over the world and showing them thousands of dead bodies anything else than the prove that the game they just finished to play is a precious training to what they'll expect to find in the reality. Unfortunately to achieve the great result of total consoles' disappearing from the face of earth we don't need to fight with the producers nor the children, the adults need to find a way out from this bad habit, or brain illness if you prefer.
Same exactly matter with animals. Going to the circus or watching animals' performances on TV, we and our sons had modified the way to interpret animals' lives. Anytime we enter a supermarket (above all in United States), we step by miles of line refrigerators full of any kind of meat, the red carpet that welcomes you into the store is stuffed with deaths and sufferance. In this case, meat is not as dangerous for brain and sociability as consoles are, though i don't feel to invite any one of you to consider it like a drug, even if the quantity of meat under market disposal push a fresh mind to consider it with no intrinsic value putting child's brain under the same consequences X-box does: lost of consideration for any body's else life, human or animal. Life is precious, that's why in a consumption era like this, where anything is measured throughout its price, meat is so cheap, nobody cares for the animals' lives and families, we should claim Governments to put limits to familiar meat consumption in a way to avoid collectivity to take charge of all this fuckin cardiovascular sickness due to the excessive quantity we normally eat. I'd like every one of us to start and think a way to drastically reduce the number of animals we kill to eat and to have fun because fortunately (until now) we are not aside from nature, we are ourselves nature, and if we are forced to eat something once used to have its own life and soul cos we need proteins or bullshit like those, in this case just do it considering you're chewing the father, the Mather or the kid of some one else, what i mean is just diminish meat consumption and, any time you eat it, just respect the sacrifice that nature accept to gift you with such a tasty pleasure. I took these two examples (there's many others) of lost of interest for life on the purpose to find another occasion for signaling you the great "Earthlings" documentary responsible to stop my meat eater's habit, you'll find a direct link just clicking on the "make the connection button" - scroll your right to last icon-(95 min.). Every month i like to upload my vegetarian situation with you and, like the past months i confirm that i feel healthier and above all more involved in others' lives and problems. Human or Animal.
Thank you for you time and attention.

Mon Song.



Have a good week.

Weezer - Say ain't so

Oh yeah.
All right.

Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox
Somebody's cold one is givin' me chills
Guess I'll just close my eyes

Oh yeah
Alright
Feels good
Inside

Flip on the tele'
Wrestle with Jimmy
Something is bubbling
Behind my back
The bottle is ready to blow

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a lifetaker

I can't confront you
I never could do
That which might hurt you
So try and be cool
When I say
This way is a waterslide away from me that takes you further every day (hey)
So be cool

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a lifetaker

Dear Daddy,
I write you in spite of years of silence.
You've cleaned up, found Jesus,
things are good or so I got you.
This bottle of Steven's
awakens ancient feelings.
Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah.

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a lifetaker

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Picture of the Week.


Preparing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. New York Nov. 26th.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's Never Too Late.


I needed just 10 months to claim this blog on Technorati that seems to represent the blogs' worldwide and most used search engine. I'm sure I'm the only blogger on this planet that didn't know about it, i feel very retarded. Thank you for your time and attention.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Anachronistically...

...following his perfect Silvio Berlusconi style, the Italian Premier looks like he discovered the Internet. With this short post i admit with no problems that I'm usual to see some shows produced by the Berlusconi's media empire, i can do it thank to the web that let me watch for free, and from very far away from Italy, many interesting programs like "Le Iene" or "Striscia la Notizia". Couple of days ago I'm afraid someone in Mediaset's (Berlusconi's TV broadcasting) offices started to think that it was no fair that people like me could watch their programs without paying nothing, without dealing with their plenty advertisements... i don't blame them, they know their boss cares too much for money and everyone of us can remember the lawsuit with which Mediaset were accusing YouTube to use their property with no rights. Good morning guys, you know... Internet exists. So I'm sure they started and think how could they make their big boss happy, how could they make him proud of his crew, how could they obstacle life of thousands people watching the few good stuffs they do through the Internet space. Some of the programs had recently been cancelled from the videos section on Mediaset.it, you can see the rest of the consequences of the new style coming from high with your eyes in the picture, basically you see everything like you are watching a Nokia cell phone. Pathetic, and unique i guess, and hope.
In Italy everybody know that the Prime Minister cannot suffer Internet, he cannot understand what it is for and above all he doesn't understand how to use it, if it was for Berlusconi the web could disappear from the face of earth today, and this is again another prove of it. Come on have you never guys seen something like that? A TV show watched from a cell phone display? That's ridiculous. Thank you for your time and attention.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

If you'd try to understand why United States and Canada celebrate a Thanksgiving Day every year, just don't ask New Yorkers. I spent my last week trying to investigate about the origin of this celebration asking people if they knew something about it. Nothing. I mean a lot of them tried to tell me crazy stories, inventing some strange stuff happened somewhere couple of hundreds years ago. I decided to find my own information on the matter and i admit i couldn't find any clear explanation of the origins anywhere i checked out. Wikipedia give us different options to date the first Thanksgiving Day: 1565, was celebrated on September 8 when Pedro Menendeza and other 600 Spanish settlers landed at what is now St. Augustine, Florida. They didn't loose any time and once realized they were alive in the new world they started right away with dances and feasts. First Thanksgiving. But guys from El Paso, Texas, think different, they're sure the first Thanksgiving is their one on April 30, 1598 when Spaniard Don Juan de Onate ordered his expedition to rest (nobody knows after what) and organized a mass in celebration of thanksgiving. That's it? Second Thanksgiving. Bah. The third option we have is December 4, 1619 when 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred -Jamestown - where the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia was established. Like the first two, this Thanksgiving is dedicated to God to thank Him they could be able to get there still alive. The fourth option is dated 1621 when Squanto a Patuxet Native American taught the pilgrims how to catch eel and grow corn and served as an interpreter for them... wait, how could he know English? Just because he previously spent some nice years in Europe covering as a slave. The pilgrims set a day to celebrate right after the first harvest of 1621. This was the very beginning, then we have the 1777, during the American Revolutionary War the Continental Government appointed one or more Thanksgiving day per year, each time recommending to the executives of the various states the observance of these days in their states. After that, many Presidents started to proclaim Thanksgiving day different days in different years: George Washington (Nov. 26th 1789 and again 1795), John Adams (1798 - 1799), no Thanksgivings under Jefferson, James Madison (1814 and twice (?) in 1815). In the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863. So, starting from 1863 the last Thursday of every November has been dedicated to Thanksgiving, President Roosevelt broke this tradition in 1939, just because that year there were 5 Thursdays and Roosevelt decided to celebrate the fourth and not the traditional last. He couldn't wait, so from that the official date of the Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday of every November.
I hope I've been clear enough and now that everyone of us know what kind of celebration is this, we can easily start to forget the reason why this country (and Canada) invented it. The reason why and when this celebration had been invented is not that important like the meaning that the simple world Thanksgiving brings, so let's start to think at this celebration in a new or more modern way: Thank to all the people that everyday fight to save animals, Thank to all the people working in Africa for children and families, Thank to all the organizations like Medicins Sans Frontieres or GreenPeace, Thank to all the people that Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Thank to all the people strong enough to advocate Human Rights anywhere they're threatened, Thank to all the people that don't live for money, Thank to all the people that is sensible to problems of other people, Thank to all the people that will write a comment suggesting a reason why to thank somebody....
Thank you for your time and attention.

- Wikipedia.org -

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Can We Still Enjoy This?

Sometimes good news come exactly from where you never expect: from Italy.
Gabriella Gianmarco is a 31 yo beautiful blond girl, she is a member of the Italian Parliament and surprisingly she's not under investigation for corruption or crimes against the public administration, if we consider that she belongs to the Berlusconi's party (Popolo delle Liberta') the surprise is double. Mmmhhh.... sorry couldn't keep it. I'm telling you about this young woman because last July she'd presented to the Parliament a law proposal as the first signatory. The law proposal NR. 1564 is about regulating the public programs supposed to finance circus and the enterprises behind them, and adds to the previous legislation new rules for a gradual retirement of animals. I particularly appreciated the introduction by which On. Gianmarco explain why Italy should approve a kind of law like this:
"It's more than 25 years that Circus are under the attention of environmentalists, this kind of attention is now part of every one's cultural DNA, that's why people in our country is going to circus less and less, and that's why our spectacular and glorious Circus' popularity dropped so deep. The use of animals put our way to do this kind of job very anachronistic and not anymore interesting or exciting.
For their whole existence long, animals are forced to live in small cages, with arms and legs chained. Always. When they work they're obliged to play games that don't exist in nature, they're transported anywhere in the world into dirty containers, their whole life is sufferance, phsyco rapes and punishments. Due to the rising disaffect of people, Circus sustainability is mostly depending from public support programs, without them they should close very soon. We intend circus to get back their social function, we intend to support this traditional and joyful, familiar moment and we try to give Circus back their huge audiences. In a view to achieve such results we need to urgently present a discipline that strictly forbid animals' performances. Someone could think that this is an attempt to abolish Circus, we just plan they match a common sense and a concept already absorbed by masses, the concept of respect of animals' dignity, no matter if they were already born in captivity. If we think at the success of the "Cirque du Soleil" we can understand that good athletes are better than a substitute of animals, these creatures tolerate incredible violence to learn the moves they have to repeat during the show, this kill their beautiful nature and instinct. Exhibitions are the result of unaudited sufferance, any micro mistake during the training is punished with terrible injuries and no food, basically an entire life dedicated to submission. As you know most of children find very funny watching an animal acting unnatural, but surely they won't have any pedagogic benefit mostly on the sensibility development point of view. The relationship between men and animals inside a Circus is not the relationship between men and animals you want your kids to think as the right one, children could learn that animals are nothing more than toys, with a life but without a respect due to it, without the dignity that every life deserve. Children get the message that animals are just funny or are created to have fun of them, no thinking at their human side or need of freedom. If we intend to re-discover a relationship between men and nature, children and animals, we don't see this law as a possibility but as a necessity. Consider that when our Circus organizations go to Belgium, Israel or Germany, they are welcomed with protests pushing foreign authorities to ban Italian Circus from their territory, actually they think at that like an attempt to mine the cleanness of their national image. It's not a case that European Union usually condemned our Circus for the conditions of the animals, we'd like all this to find an end, to give back dignity to animals and circus both, to save art and not to support a stereotype cancelled by mass cultural acquisitions". Good job, I'll let you know if the Italian Parliament will approve this law proposal. Thank you for your time and attention.

- "Personal" translation of the Proposta di Legge Gianmarco n. 1564 introduction -

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Mon Song.



Have a good week.

Oasis - Lyla

Calling all the stars to fall
And catch the silver sunlight in your hands
Come for me and set me free
Lift me up and take me where I stand

She believes in everything
And everyone and you and yours and mine
I've waited for a thousand years
For you to come and blow me out my mind

Hey, Lyla!
The stars are about to fall
So what d'you say, Lyla?
The world around us makes me feel so small, Lyla!
If you can't hear me call then I can't say, Lyla!
Heaven'll help you catch me if I fall!

She's the queen of all I've seen
And every song and city far and near
Heaven help my mademoiselle,
She rings the bell for all the world to hear

Hey, Lyla!
The stars are about to fall
So what d'you say, Lyla?
The world around us makes me feel so small, Lyla!
If you can't hear me call then I can't say, Lyla!
Heaven'll help you catch me if I fall!

Hey, Lyla!...

To all my Lylas, everyday stuffing my life with love, peace, perfumes, colors, joy, respect...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Picture of the Week.




This is the Time Magazine's cover announcing Mr. Johnson as the new President of United States, Nov. 29 1963. Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy death.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Welcome to Polyface.

The guy you see in the picture is Mr. Joel Salatin, he runs a farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, the Polyface farm. As you can notice from the name and the picture, this is not the kind of feedlot plant we are usual to consider the meat we eat to come from.
Joel's father, William, was an ingenious and very interesting man, after flying planes in World War II he earned an economics degree from Indiana University, after that he bought a farm in Venezuela, simply because, he thought, he could farm the way he wanted there, with no crazy conventions and regulations. In 1961 William and his family were forced to leave Venezuela because of the guerrillas and because this great man refused protection from local authorities (in change of nobody knows what). Mr. Salatin Senior was very determined to start over again, he needed to buy some acres close to Washington, D.C. in the way he could continue petitioning the Venezuelan Embassy for compensation. He ended up buying 550 acres of badly eroded and hilly farmland on the western edge of Shenandoah Valley, in the small town of Swoope. William quickly discovered the farm couldn't support both a mortgage and a family, so he took a job as an accountant. Many of his clients were struggling farmers and one look at their book convinced Mr. Salatin that all the advice he'd been hearing from consultants and extensions agents -to build silos, graze the forest, plant corn, sell commodities- was the perfect recipe for financial ruin. This man was very smart, creative, visionary and inventor, he quickly understood that the key to success on a farm was (is) first GRASS, and second MOBILITY. When William noticed that in hot days the cattle gathered under the trees, concentrating their manure in one place, he built a portable "shademobile", he could easily induce the cattle to spread their manure evenly over his pastures, simply by towing the car to a new spot every few days.
Joel had returned to the farm in 1982 after four years at Bob Jones University, 6 years later William died of cancer, and his proud son took charge of the farm continuing the great job of his father and bringing it to the top.
Polyface raises chicken, beef, turkeys, eggs, rabbits, and pigs, plus tomatoes, sweet corn, and berries on one hundred acres of pasture patchworked into another 450 acres of pure forest. The diversity -unfortunately- of the Polyface consists on the fact that if you wonder what Joes Salatin does for a living he wouldn't tell you he's a cattle rancher or a chicken farmer, he would tell you he's a grass farmer. There should be a lot of things to say about the fondamental importance of grass in animals' diet. As i already wrote in a previous post, cows are normally fed corns, or better corn paste with hormones, vitamins, syntetic proteins and liquefied fat coming from animals already processed. Cows and cattles are not supposed to eat this kind of shit, but they're supposed to eat grass and hay. You know, the reason is very simple, and of course it comes from the sun, it comes from the main source of energy ever discovered. Plants normally process the powerfull energy of the sun, the step to get the sun energy into food (meat) is very short. That's why we could also call Joel as a sun farmer, his daily work is to try to substitute grass with petroleum as a sun energy collector. Photosyntesis versus fossilization. So: if you cannot avoid to eat meat just try to buy from people like these. The right ones.
One of the guiding principles of Polyface is that the farm has to provide a habitat that allows plants and animals to express their psychological distinctiveness, that means they are considered as individuals, with the respect their individuality deserves. Forget about Polyface to ship you food, they should all seek food closer to home, in their foodshed on their own bioregion. GREAT. Polyface repeat again the truth that cows are herbivore and not omnivore, that's why Mr. Salatin never feed his animals dead cows or corn and hormones like the United States Department of Agriculture has been encouraging for long time, that created Joel's professional life many problems with stupid inspectors and other sub-persons like them. DISGUSTING. Basically at Polyface they want every animal to eat as much salad (green material) as its full genetic will allow.
Looking the many pictures in their web site i felt very joyful and peaceful, people working there show beautiful smiles, and the atmosphere looks so light and collaborative. The team is amazing, Richard, the delivery driver, has been many things before, a medical illustrator, an aerospace designer or a college-level design instructor, Polyface farm helped him very much: eating Polyface's fresh food he lost kind of 150 pounds. No diets, just amazing and natural food, the one in peace with God. Wendy, the farm phone representative is a very nice youg blond woman, she's a young mom and when became pregnant she left the pr/marketing world to stay home with her baby. I LOVE THESE KIND OF MOMS, they remind me mine. After reading about the farm in "Omnivore's Dilemma" she was so excited and she talked them into hire her. Andy is the young full-time apprentice, after graduating with honors from the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators, he worked at an organic diary and at an Apple reseller as a technician. Andy's dream is to run a farm that produces clean, healthy nutricius food, he's so young, he will realize it for sure, and it's so beautiful to finally see a young man and not the usual stupid 20 yo i-phone addicted. Ben is the other full-time apprentice, he's one year older than Andy, he is a graduate of Walkersville Christian Family Schools and attended Towson University until his move to Polyface, he's able to play a fiddle and he plans to work toward setting up his own farming enterprise based on the Polyface model. Finally we've got Matt, the tour guide and apprentice manager -even if the word "manager" in a kind of environment like the Polyface one sounds to me a little bit weird-. After he graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies he spent a year as a full-time apprentice after which he confirmed his choice becoming manager and responsible for the tours the farm guests. He works with two beautiful white dogs, Jack and Faith, part of the team as well as Polyface's poultry guardians. These people seem the classic kind of people everyone would love to meet with.
There's many other interesting things to say about these great guys, for example their web site is absolutely not interactive, i guess how many people, no getting the whole philosophy behind Polyface projects, bothered them requesting food by e-mail or other crazy requests like catering and so... -tomorrow I'll send them a fax to let them know about this post-, notice also, the site map to reach the farm is totally hand made. FANTASTIC and finally authentic, so unusual in last years, above all in this country.
Writing this story i never used the world organic just because Polyface is not organic, they use to say they're beyond organic. This means many things but I'd love you to read the authentic point of view of Mr. Joel Salatin from "Omnivore's Dilemma":

"Me and the folks who buy my food are like the Indians, we just want to opt out. That's all the Indians ever wanted, to keep their tepees, to give their kids herbs instead of patent medicines and leeches. They didn't care if there was a Washington, D.C. or a Custer or a USDA; just leave us alone. But the Western mind can't bear and opt-out option. We're going to have a refight the Battle of the Little Bighorn to preserve the right to opt out, or your grandchildren and mine will have no choice but to eat amalgamated, irradiated, genetically prostituted, barcoded, adulterated fecal spam from the centralized processing conglomerate" .

Thank you for you time and attention.

- The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan - Polyfacefarms.com -

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

True Cost Economics Manifesto.

We, the Undersigned, make this accusation: that you, the teachers of neoclassical economics and the student that you graduate, have perpetuated a gigantic fraud upon the world.

You claim to work in a pure science of formula and law, but yours is a social science, with all the fragility and uncertainty that this entails. We accuse you of pretending to be what you are not.

You hide in your offices, protected by your mathematical jargon, while in the real world, forest vanish, species perish and human lives are callously destroyed. We accuse you of gross negligence in the management of our planetary household.

You have known since its inception that one of your measures of economic progress, the Gross Domestic Product, is fundamentally flawed and incomplete, and yet you have allowed it to become a global standard, reported day in day out in every form of media. We accuse you of recklessly projecting an illusion of progress.

You have done great harm, but your time is coming to its close. Your systems are crumbing, your flaws increasingly laid bare. An economic revolution has begun, as hopeful and determined as any in history. We will have our clash of economic paradigms, we will have our moment of truth, and out of each will come a new economics - open, holistic, human-scale.

On campus after campus, we will chase you old goats out of power. Then, in the months and years that follow, we will begin the work of reprogramming your doomsday machine.

Sign the Manifesto at:
TRUECOSTECONOMICS.ORG

- ADbusters Magazine -

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mon Song.



Have a good week.

Dan Tyminsky - Man of Constant Sorrow

I am a man of constant sorrow,
I've seen trouble all my day.
I bid farewell to old Kentucky,
The place where I was born and raised.
The place where he was born and raised

For six long years I've been in trouble,
No pleasures here on earth I found.
For in this world I'm bound to ramble,
I have no friends to help me now.
He has no friends to help him now.

It's fare thee well my old lover.
I never expect to see you again.
For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad,
Perhaps I'll die upon this train.
Perhaps he'll die upon this train.

You can bury me in some deep valley,
For many years where I may lay.
Then you may learn to love another,
While I am sleeping in my grave.
While he is sleeping in his grave.

Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger
My face, you'll never see no more.
But there is one promise that is given
I'll meet you on God's golden shore.
He'll meet you on God's golden shore.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Picture of the Week.

After 178 posts i decided to put a picture of me on Peacedrops. The first reason is because i honestly had never introduced me beside the first post and the small steady picture you see on your right. Doing this I'd like to put again my face on everything you read on these pages. The second, and most important reason is because the news coming from Italy, as always, are bad. Italian Parliament is trying to approve a law by which bloggers using the '.it' should be legally betrayed like official information medias are, they should declare their activity to tax offices, they would be forced to subscribe a public register of "free communicator, or information producer" -straight from Italian-, every blog would be under the rules of press crimes codes, with the risk, if you don't subscribe the register, to be accused of clandestine expression of opinions. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? That's why Mr. Beppe Grillo (if you want see previous post published on Feb. the 3rd) opened to a new initiative, he started to publish on his blog -one of the most visited in the whole world- pictures of many free thinkers, not afraid to put their face and name on their ideas. If you'd like to support this try to abolish such a clear demonstration that Italy is getting into a soft-dictatorship (even if this law proposal comes surprisingly from left), if you don't like this attempt to close minds and ideas just take a picture like mine and send it to freeblogger@beppegrillo.it, object your name, text your blog's address and attach your picture but anyway you'll find instructions on Beppe's blog. You'll see your face with thousands of other faces and you'll contribute to free a country getting the way of censorship. Have a nice Sunday and sorry for my unpolite invasion of the Sunday's Picture of the Week, till now always more interesting than my face...thank you for your time and attention.

- Beppegrillo.it -

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sharkwater.


I'd like to put under your attention this amazing work done by Rob Stewart, unfortunately there's no other way to see it beside renting or buying a dvd. Anyway, i saw it, and of course, right away after, i felt like a piece of shit, yes, because that's what we are, betraying animals like we do everyday. Sharkwater is a beautiful film documentary about an incredibly intelligent animal, the shark, the images are unbelievable and describe life behind water in a way you can touch it. The product itself is almost perfect, i think, but the messages it brings are the most interesting part of the project.
Firstly i admire the fact that someone put lights on the sufferance of animals that normally nobody defends. Sharks are amazing animals, for more than 400 million years they have been the unchallenged rulers of the world's oceans, they were already 150 million years old when the first dinosaurs appeared on this planet. But nobody cares that much because sharks are not so loved among humans. Let's make it very easy: sharks kill humans, and so do bees, bears, lions, hippos, elephants, snakes, but, i don't really think there are good animals and bad animals. I also don't think generally beasts are very much into human meat, if you consider what we eat, the stressful lives we live, the drugs, i don't blame them at all, our meat should taste awful. So why animals would like to kill humans? Try to think, it's maybe because they (humans) cause to them and their families (animals) terrible injuries and death? The only bad animal on the face of earth is us. The story of dangerous animals is a total bullshit on me, they are dangerous because it's thousands of thousands of years we don't give them a break, of course as they can they f...in' bite us, if i was a strong animal i could not wait to see a man without a gun, i would kill him in a second. This completely lost of connection with nature put us at the lowest level of evolution, consider that most of these great creatures normally die for a soup. The very unfamous and disgusting Chinese shark fin soup. You'll see, they take the fish and when still alive they cut their fins and they re-put them free in the water. The fish go down and down to the end with no move, and slowly die. For their fuckin bastards soup. Sorry, these things are totally crazy guys, totally out of mind, plus shark meat is completely tasteless and full of mercury, very unhealthy, but a lot of stupid idiots ask for it. Maybe they should learn what are the consequences of a mercury intoxication or, if you want, just google "Minamata disease". A soup. Nothing more humiliating for who's been killed to make it. I always imagine animals' societies like ours, i mean of course better than ours, but with almost the same rules and differences between status that we have. Maybe one of the kings, or the oldest member of a sharks community was killed to make a fin soup. Definitively horrible. As always and unfortunately it's a long time that any good news come from China, shark fin soup is one of the worst i heard.
This great film-documentary gave also me the possibility to value my state of mind. One of the most important message of Sharkwater is that sharks are not bad at all, sharks don't want to hurt us, sharks are beautiful creatures, don't believe in what you see on Spielberg's movies, and other stuff like that. What i mean is this: if there is anybody in this world that still believe that sharks or lions are bad because they eat people, then i think i cannot complain about my mind's conditions. That's why i found myself surprised when i realized that the main message of the movie is something that should be already known by everyone. But you know, schools and teachers are not as powerful as televisions and video games, unfortunately our minds are controlled by media able to create our emotions and feelings like the equation between sharks and blod. That's very bad and so untrue, if you'll decide to watch this movie you'll better understand why. Thank you for your time and attention.

For donations and further informations: Sharkprotect.com - Sharks.org

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good Morning...

Laura: "Good Morning..."
George: "But Laura, it's 2pm!?"
Laura: "Oh, I'm sorry dear, you're right, at the end you are the President in charge until January, so you'll be always right until there, oh, did you sign the papers my lawyers sent you sweety?"
George: "We'll gonna talk about that later, don't you see we are receiving the Obama's?"
Michelle: "Oh my Gosh Barack, am I supposed to move in here? It's half hour from the garden's gate to the house lobby...I mean...if I'll find myself in the heart of the night without the milk for Sasha, what i could figure out?"
Barack: "Don't worry, if we want this world to change we need to sacrifice our little world and change it even if we should like it got ahead like the last few joyful years, hello Mr. President..."
George: "Oh my God Barack, the Elected, i was strongly waiting for this moment to come. Finally this damn presidency is over for me and i can freely go back home and get drunk again whenever i want. I read on the papers that you are afraid I'm gonna invent some new "bushshit" before the end of my mandate, Barack, believe me, you can forget about it, i mean, do you want the sit today the same? Man i'm so ready to go..."
Barack: "Emmhh, Mr. president i know these last years had been so difficult for our country, but now things are gonna change, i mean, really..."
George: "Do you mean that the intentions you were talking about during the campaign are gonna be taken seriously? Come on, it's impossible, they're gonna kill you as they already did..."
Barack: "Excuse me? What are you talking about?"
George: "You know how these kind of things are processed by neo-cons elites and secret service and other connected guys..."
Barack: "What kind of things?"
George: "Things like saving the planet from a sure death, things like kicking the ass of banks, insurances, corporations, oil companies...I'm sure there's many people ready to prefer the planet to finish its life than their lives to finish without money..."
Barack: "Excuse me George, but as always you didn't get the message. The people supposed to kill me are the same people that voted for me because they couldn't continue to dedicate their careers to clean bloody jobs for you and your cruel friends. If you still didn't realize, I'll tell you: the world of hate, anger, 9/11, wars is gonna finish to welcome a world and a new philosophy for human beings, everything based on respect, honesty, environmental sustainability and so on, you and your friends' model are done man...."
Laura: "...As you can understand my dear Michelle I'm crossing out days on the calendar...your husband or that other guy veteran McCain, who cares, the most important thing is that I'm out of this dirty game, i don't intend anymore to tie my name with the one of this crazy man i married i don't even know why, at least for the beautiful daughters he gave me, hopefully they seem they're smarter than their father, i know that's not a big challenge".
Michelle: "I'm sure you deserve a long vacation Laura...."
Laura: "You're right babe, I'm gonna spend the first divorce's million in Jamaica. I'm dreaming of it day and night".
Michelle: "Oh, ah, emmhh, cool..."
George: "Barack, tell me, did you hear about how Italian Premier Berlusconi commented your election, naming you as an extra-suntanned guy? He's the same Berlusconi that told me that the history of Statesmen is gonna leave a place of honor dedicated to me".
Barack: "Yes i heard about the way ber-whatever talked about my election. That's why he's the 71st President i called after the victory. About the other matter what can i say George, the only thing i feel to say is that yes, we'll gonna remember you for a long time, to fix the problems your administration caused to our country we'll need a huge period of time, when we'll finish to re-build it, that's when we'll forget you".
George: "Emmmhhh, confidentially, let me ask you something, are you gonna try to discover what really happened in New York?".
Barack: "This is not one of my priorities, but in a second time, when economy problems will be fixed, when free health-care is gonna be part of the life of every person that live in our country, when all the wars will be over around, at that time i think the world will be ready to know, maybe after my eight years, with the next president that, I'm afraid for you, is not gonna be a Republican".
George: "You don't pretend I'm gonna believe you know already who's gonna be your successor".
Barack: "No George, I don't pretend you believe that, even if i well remember when you started and cry while having known that Mickey Mouse is not real. You got ahead telling everybody that you met him and you shacked his hands many times in Orlando... You even believed Cheney when he told you the story of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.... what i meant is that i think the next president is neither gonna be a Republican or Democrat. Things are gonna change, told you Georgie..."
Laura: "...And as i was telling you few minutes ago Michelle, you can personalize your private rooms, the kitchen and everything else you don't like in these boring, empty, neo-cons furniture..."
Michelle: "Oh thank you Laura, it's so nice from you, i guess these objects are full of memories for you..."
Laura: "Oh yes darling, full of bad remembers that i need to cancel from my mind, you cannot imagine how bad this people are, their cruelty is no ending, just take a look at the way they had been betraying animals and our planet, I'm so glad my husband cannot cause troubles anymore..."
George: "...Oh, f...ing unbelievable, think about 50 years ago blacks and white didn't even share the same sit on a bus, is there somewhere in US where they still do it? I'd better start and look for my Texan luxury two bedrooms. Ops, I'm sorry Barack, my tongue was connected with my brain even if i didn't notice that...".
Barack: "Don't worry, everything is gonna change, cannot say thank you for your service but yes, mmmhh, have a good retirement".
Thank you for your time and attention.

- Afp photo -

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mon Song.



Have a good week.

The Verve - Lucky Man

Happiness
More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just where I am

But how many corners do I have to turn?
How many times do I have to learn
All the love I have is in my mind?

But I'm a lucky man
With fire in my hands

Happiness
Something in my own place
I'm stood here naked
Smiling, I feel no disgrace
With who I am

Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just who I am

But how many corners do I have to turn?
How many times do I have to learn
All the love I have is in my mind?

I hope you understand
I hope you understand

Gotta love that'll never die

Happiness
More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my

Gotta love that'll never die
Gotta love that'll never die
No, no
I'm a lucky man

It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Picture of the Week.

With this picture we definitively archive the most intense week since this blog started its history.
Time.com

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Question that GR3 (3rd channel - Italian public radio news) asked to Sen. Maurizio Gasparri, President of PDL Senators (PDL stands for Popolo delle Liberta', President Berlusconi's party).

GR3
: Sen. Gasparri what is gonna change now with Mr. Obama President?
MG: Americans are gonna pay higher taxes, as we see from the history of Democratic choices on the matter, always punishing tax payers. From the point of view of the international terrorism we wait to see his moves, because i think this is the real issue with which Obama could convince the world. America is the democracy we take as an example, it's where you can affirm your freedom, freedom threatened by Islamic terrorism. Over Obama there are many question marks, with Obama at the White House, maybe Al Qaeda is gonna celebrate.

- NO COMMENT -

BBC vs. CNN

I'm sure I'm not able to explain you, how happy i am realizing that the President of United States of America is now Barack Obama. That's why i won't do it in this first post-election-post.
The feeling I'd like to share with you firstly is something that, i confess, bothers me a little bit: before the election i met a lot of Obama supporters, all of them are people that perfectly understand what CHANGE should mean, and above all, are people that showed me how much they care about this change and how much they need it, to live.
Today, the day after, every single person i know, every single person that sent me messages or e-mails, actually everyone of them was an Obama supporter, even if before yesterday they used to say things like "America is not ready" or "I'm not gonna put a Muslim into the White House". Should i take this like a good news, like a took of knowledge? I'd better prefer to tell them the truth, that is that the values, the speeches, the philosophy, the people, the change, the environment, that Obama will bring with his presidency represent exactly the contrary of their scale of values. I mean, people i know for sure that support the ridiculous Italian soft-dictator Mr. Berlusconi today sent me felicitations through the facebook, or people that cannot live without their expensive SUV sent me e-mails telling me the nightmare is over. All right, i know, to love and share ideals with Obama is not requested to be poor, but come on, if in your daily life you don't give a f..k about: sufference of people around you, environment and pollution, corruption in politics, super-power of corporations and insurances, human rights, censures... if you don't care about all those stuffs, i don't like to receive your happiness for the Barack's victory. What i like is to walk around my neighborhood (in Harlem) and to see into the eyes of many people, that don't know how to get tomorrow, a new hope, i loved when this morning i saw the people that i see everyday on the same sidewalk with a strange smile coloring their faces. So, I intend this as a sort of protest against all that people that call themselves with Obama because it's just cool, knowing a shit about what's going on in this crazy world. I don't think it's cool at all, i think that in most cases it's necessary, and being able to believe in certain kind of values means that you life hasn't always been that easy or comfortable. Got me? This was something i cared you to know right away after this amazing victory, i invite you to tell the people you know that, to support Obama, they need to share his Ideals and Values in their selfish daily life.
Ok, now i can start and tell you about the night between November 4th and 5th: the Great Night. I was home drinking a glass of terrible wine when i decided to open on my screen the life coverage of the event by CNN, BBC and FOX, simultaneously, it made me feel like an important journalist following the historic event, of course i was just listening at one. If you're wondering why i also opened a window on Fox, it's because: first when you are a famous journalist three is better than two, and second and most important, because Fox was covering with no comments the headquarter sites and a still camera was focused on the two stages (Chicago and Phoenix) where the two contendents where supposed to address, on the contrary, Cnn and Bbc were hosting people and talking about the magic night. I was very excited and the time was going very fast, the quality of the two network talk-shows was very good (don't wanna say nothing about Fox) and, beside the wine, i was enjoying my time pretty much. Something kept my curiosity around 11.20pm when John McCain showed out in Phoenix to pronounce his very good concession speech. I was looking at my screen when i saw the republican candidate appearing in the Fox and, after a few seconds, in the Bbc window. After 3 minutes, Cnn reached the two competitors and, keeping the sign "LIVE" programmed something that was already on air, live but not synchronized on the Fox and Bbc windows. I thought many causes could be responsible of that, for example the satellites orbit or other strange things that, i admit, i don't think i know about.
I had to wait less than an hour to see the elected President getting the stage in Chicago, of course Fox was the first (they had been shooting an empty stage for hours), in less than 30 seconds Bbc started live from Grant Park and Cnn? At the same time they were going ahead interviewing the funny couple you see in the picture i took with my phone at midnight. On the left you see Bbc (small) and Fox (big), on the right Cnn, down on the right you see my computer's watch on 12:10':14", consider that i keep my watches 10 minutes ahead 'cos I'm always late. I took that picture at 12.00am, Obama was already addressing and Cnn was interviewing the two most viewed guys in the history of the channel. Can someone tell me who these two guys are? Please leave comment if you know it. This time Cnn got the coverage at 12:00':37" while Bbc did it at 11:58':05, this time the mismatching is less than 3 minutes, it confirm that the satellite and my signal are not guilty and that maybe someone screwed up at Cnn, i mean, getting late, even if for 3 minutes, at the most important acceptance speech of the US history should be everything but smart. Thank you for your time and attention.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mon Song.


Ok, let's try something new this morning. I think I'm almost obsessed with the tomorrow's election day. What i feel is to post an Italian song for this week in a view to send a special good luck to Sen. Obama. At the same time people that doesn't understand Italian won't get any sense, that's why i decided to do the most stupid thing: I'm gonna translate the lyrics, we'll see.

Have a good week.

Luciano Ligabue - Voglio Volere.

I want a comic world, a world that makes people laugh
and a comfortable sky, where someone get out from the window to answer questions
I want to get back from my dreams whenever i want
I want to find you here anytime i need it

I want to want everything like this
I want to be able to avoid to grow up
I want to bring you somewhere you cannot even imagine
I want to keep something for me
Something that finally is for me, for me

I want back my free time, free every single moment
Pushing on the gas with life tickling me
I want never sleep with all of my dreams
I want back my virginity anytime i want

I want to want everything like this
I want to be able to avoid to grow up
I want to bring you somewhere you cannot even imagine
I want to keep something for me
Something that finally is for me, for me

I want to want, i want a world the same level of my dreams
I want to want, i want to decide when is enough
I want to want, I want to enjoy the world until we can, we can

I want a comic world that never cares when gets ridiculous
An easy world that always pay 'cos wanna be the coolest
I want never say it's late, or what a pity
I want that any second is always better than the one just spent

I want to want everything like this
I want to be able to avoid to grow up
I want to bring you somewhere you cannot even imagine
I want to keep something for me
Something that finally is for me, for me

I want to want, a whole life same level of my dreams
I want to want, i want to decide when is enough
I want to want, I want to enjoy the world until we can, we can

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Picture of the Week.


Pakistanis warm themselves after the earthquake that struck near Quetta, killing more than 200 people.

Time.com

Saturday, November 1, 2008

October's Gone.

Time goes so fast, doesn't it? October is gone, and i spent another month eating no meat. I feel great even if i have to invent something new every time i eat, it contribute to keep my brain active. If you didn't already, "enjoy" the great Earthlings documentary clicking the direct link on the right side of this page. Make the Connection.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Living Planet Report 2008.

Our great planet is exhausted. It's exhausted to deal with us, sub-human beings. If you didn't know already the news it's just because it's TOP SECRET. Nobody wants you (and me) to know about the health conditions of the planet Earth that patiently guests us since a long long time ago. I don't think television and traditional media cared very much, during the past 40 years, to inform people about the real risk we are going to face in a few years. I know there's Discovery Channel or National Geographic but year after year they're more and more entertainment than information, you see that. What i mean for information is the first of the titles of national news edition in which someone of these great WWF guys goes and explain the world that the planet's resources are gonna finish by 2030. If this news is authentic why are we talking about bullshits everyday? Why we are still not sure that Obama is gonna triumph with 95% of votes? Because the majority of the people with whom you share this environment don't give a f..k about that. Maybe most of us are sure we can buy another Earth when we'll finish this one. I hope we gonna find the money full of debts as we are it would be very difficult. That's why i invite you to take a look at the "WWF - Living Planet Report 2008", you can easily find it on google. It's very nice and colored and explains the cruel reality in a joyful and full of hope way. Because the most important message that the report brings is that changing our life style we can all together save our planet. I mean it's the greatest engagement anyone of us can take or not, but for sure, we all need, our planet needs, God need, us to change our whole modern mentality, scale of values, relationship with money and so on...
From the report: "Humanity’s demand on the planet has more than doubled over the past 45 years as a result of population growth and increasing individual consumption. In 1961, almost all countries in the world had more than enough capacity to meet their own demand; by 2005, the situation had changed radically, with many countries able to meet their needs only by importing resources from other nations and by using the global atmosphere as a dumping ground for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. In an overexploited world, ecological debtor nations are particularly at risk from local and global overshoot, and from the associated decline in ecosystem services, the life support system on which humanity depends". Not so hopeful i know. I found very interesting the Ecological Footprint of Nations, index measuring humanity's demand of the biosphere in area of biologically productive land and sea required to provide the resources we use and to absorb our waste. Winner as the worst of the planet's enemies is the United Arab Emirates, 2nd United States of America, 3rd Kuwait, 4th Denmark (?!?!?!), 5th Australia, than New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Italy (28th), Germany (34th), Mexico (43th), Brazil (65th), China (74th)....Right away after you can see another graphic showing the Bio-Capacity per Person by County. In this case Gabon is the champion, Canada is the 2nd, Bolivia, Australia, Mongolia, New Zeland...
Another very interesting index is the Water Footprint of Consumption that is the total volume of water used globally to produce the goods and services consumed by its inhabitants. It includes water withdrawn from rivers, lakes and aquifers (surface and ground water) that is used in agriculture, industry and for domestic purposes, as well as the water from rainfall that is used to grow crops: 1st United States, 2nd Greece, 3rd Malaysia, 4th Italy, 5th Spain....
Honestly, you can find in the report many others very interesting informations, and above all you can start and individuate the countries more responsible for these last disastrous 40 years. WWF confirm that the bad causes of the environment damages are recently created by humans, that's why, again, changing, we can gift our kids with a better world, or at least with a world. Thank you for your time and attention.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Do You Facebook?

Facebook is a social networking web site launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg that at the time was still studying at Harvard University. I don't intend to denigrate this brilliant 24 yo guy that had a genial, amazing idea, in fact i subscribed and I'm still part of his community. But day after day i log in to see what's going on on my wall, i feel like I'm doing something really weird.
Let's start with this, during the last week-end i received more or less 50 e-mails from Facebook, there was people inviting me to join groups like "i hate slow drivers that don't keep the right on highways" or "i love to ask my bartender for a rum and coke with no coke". Sometimes it happens that even your best friends can tell you bullshits like these, or you as well can do it with them. The most important thing is that, by the way, someone thought about me and sent me an invitation to join a group. This always made me joyful, even if, fortunately, i never have the time to get into all the invitations i receive everyday. So where is the problem? The first of my problems with Facebook is that i think that a lot of people got the fact that other people send them such a bullshits with the fact they have a lot of friends. If i receive 50 mails in a week-end from Facebook what does it mean? Does it mean that my friends are thinking of me? My real friends? The ones i grew up with?
To answer to this question i took my Facebook friends' list and i divided it in 4 categories: Best Friends, Close Friends, Acquaintances and Total Strangers. I can say that among my actual 108 friends there's 25 people that I've never met in my life, maybe i saw a couple of them somewhere i don't remember when...what i can say is that i just accepted their requests because I'm afraid that having a lot of friends on facebook is starting to be cool and mindlessly appreciated. 54 of them are acquaintances, i mean people that have never cared that much about me and vice versa. I don't wanna say that i don't like them, i just think the contrary, but i feel embarrassed, i mean, after that long time having the chance to talk directly, what do we need to say each others now, and so urgently and quickly? Through Facebook?! I live abroad so next time I'll go back home I'll try to know deeper a lot of the very interesting acquaintances i have in my friends' list. I found myself surprised when noticed that i could see in 19 people a close friend, i mean, no thinking just at the Facebook side of the matter, i realized that at the end i can say I'm a lucky guy thinking to have 19 close friends, and others and not less interesting and important with no profiles on the Facebook. That made me happy. I can honestly define the last 10, people that i love, the friends i usually spend most of my time with once at home, the frends i spent most of my life with during the past 10 years. But strangely we don't get into any relation through Facebook beside to say hi each others, that's all. I mean, we're 30/40 years old, do you think we really need someone to invent this thing to keep in touch with ourselves? C'mon, i don't like to chat on Facebook with the guys with whom i shared the funniest and fullest of experiences part of my life, and i don't want to to discover who they are on the web. This time, for the first time, i feel i don't need the Internet. Ok, that's my situation, if you want let me know about yours voting the poll.
The problem is that Facebook is for people that already know each others, this give to the subscriber the impression to know a lot of people, to be popular if his/her stupid list counts more than a hundred or thousand of people. No matter if you don't even know who these people really are. We can say that this is a good, sane way to know new people, all right, but really, do you still think that relationships starting from the web have a future? And was the Facebook created for that reason? To make people know each others?
Why these new young generations are so far and not touched by the reality? I mean if you live in a city like New York you see that most of the people you meet base their lives on a fake unreality. Everyone of these young new geniuses define himself as painter, writer, dancer, bartender, waiter, artist, without knowing at all what are they talking about, or having just a couple of years of experience. These people don't know that you have to fight and to suffer like a stray dog for years if you honestly intend to achieve and build something solid in your life, i know I'm getting pathetically rhetoric but i think that's the true, most of these occidental guys (Americans, Italians...) think they did sacrifices they never did and are sure to be popular and appreciated because of their long list of Facebook friends or because of their smart "I'm doing this", "I'm doing that"...John is taking a nap or your friend Bob took a "Movie Quiz"and scored 14/20. I'm sorry but why should i care?
I need to repeat something that maybe you've read already in a billion blogs, but let me spend again just a few words on the quiz-invitations-pictures matter, i wonder if it's just a stupid Italian habit due to the fact that 95% of my contacts are from Italy, and that anybody of my 5% not-Italian "friends" never took the chance to send me a picture of a Mojito with the invitation to drink it together somewhere impossible to reach. Maybe i still don't know exactly how this kind of things work, like to send gifts or to receive kisses, mah, to be honest i really don't care that much about this symbol of the fake culture i see lately...easy money, easy popularity, easy life, easy relationships...is for everyone of you everything always so easy? Not for me.
Less than a week ago, one of the plenty bastards present in my 10 best friends category, posted a couple of really embarrassing pictures of me...when i say really embarrassing picture i mean naked. Ok, what i can say, i can say that i didn't appreciated that much his move, but i can also say that i laughed a lot (a lot), and i understood why that son of his mother published it. Because yes, i surely smiled, but i guess what many people did, not watching the horrible picture, just thinking at my face when i saw it. But that's ok. A question: was without Facebook so easy to find pictures of yourself visible by so many people? I don't like the idea that anytime, anyone (real friends or not) can publish a picture of me without asking the permission to do it. Don't you agree that Facebook could think about that on its policies and rules?
I was born in the era of people that used to know new people simply web chatting. I don't understand why now, people that already know each others need to see themselves together in a sort of blog-chat. I can understand people who doesn't live in the same city, but most of my friends, and most of my friends' friends live in the same towns, so what's the matter guys? Is the matter that if i see your profile with more than 200 friends I'm directly supposed to consider you a nice, successful or interesting person? Or the matter is when you receive 25 sms per hour from your e-mail address, telling you someone sent you some idiot staffs on the Facebook, and you look around you with that proud eyes, the eyes of popularity? I hope that's not the matter even if i already heard fake complaints like: "Oh Lord this Facebook never stops. I didn't realize i knew so many people".
Of course you can say the same thing of me, looking for popularity writing a blog, but with the difference that you can choose to read it or not, and your will to download this page is my popularity, even if it's 10/20 people per day. At the end you did choose. With Facebook i feel like i'm forced to read all the bullshits anyone is able to post just because of a sure audience.
Finally, am i quitting Facebook? I still don't know, but I'm gonna go ahead to ignore any sort of stupid invitation to keep the 10 minutes i usually spend on the network just to say hey to the people i love.
Thank you for your time and attention.

- Facebook.com - Wikipedia.org -

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mon Song.


Have a good week.

Blur - Tender.

Tender is the night
Lying by your side
Tender is the touch
Of someone that you love too much
Tender is the day
The demons go away
Lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
That we have
I'm waiting for that feeling
I'm waiting for that feeling
Waiting for that feeling to come

Oh my baby
Oh my baby
Oh why
Oh my

Tender is the ghost
The ghost I love the most
Hiding from the sun
Waiting for the night to come
Tender is my heart
For screwing up my life
Lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
That we have
I'm waiting for that feeling
I'm waiting for that feeling
Waiting for that feeling to come

Oh my baby
Oh my baby
Oh why
Oh my

Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
That we have
Im waiting for that feeling
Im waiting for that feeling
Waiting for that feeling to come

Oh my baby
Oh my baby
Oh why
Oh my

Tender is the night
Lying by your side
Tender is the touch
Of someone that you love too much
Tender is my heart you know
For screwing up my life
Oh lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
Come on, come on, come on
Get through it
Come on, come on, come on
Love's the greatest thing
That we have
I'm waiting for that feeling
I'm waiting for that feeling
Waiting for that feeling to come

Oh my baby
Oh my baby
Oh why
Oh my

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Picture of the Week.

Seropedica Recovery Center Rio De Janeiro.
Baby parrots waiting to be released back into the wild.

Time.com

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blue States Political Solution.

This is the first time i just copy and paste something i received by e-mail a couple of days ago from one of my smartest friends, Kanna, the same person that gifted me with the funny song i posted last Thursday. I do this for two reasons, the first is that i think the letter you're gonna read in a few seconds is one of the funniest things I've never read in my life. The second reason is that, even if i cannot complain for the results this blog is achieving in less than a year, i confess that during the week-end my stats say that nobody gives a f..k about it. That's why i never post on week ends, but this time I'm gonna change, it's a sort of fidelity bonus to all the few people who will download this page during the starting week end. Remember I'm Italian, so for this first time a "copy&paste" i think will be more than enough, please forgive me if you don't agree.

Blue States Political Solution.


Dear Red States:
We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country and
we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware,
that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all of the Northeast. We believe
this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the
people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.
We get stem cell research, the best beaches and the Statue of
Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get
WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss. We get 85 percent of
America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.
You get Alabama and we get two-thirds of the tax revenue;
you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the
Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a
bunch of single moms. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be
pro gay-rights, pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all
our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask
your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send
to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show
pictures of their children's caskets coming home.

We do wish you success in Iraq, and hope that the WMDs turn up, but
we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent
of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple
and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of
America's quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the
high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living
redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools
plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88
percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care
costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the
tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern
Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh,
Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get
Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was
actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred
unless we're discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44
percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam
was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe
you are the people with higher morals then we lefties.

Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed
they grow in Mexico.

Thank you for your time and attention.