I'm flying to Budapest!!!
Apr 30, 2008
I'm flying to Budapest!!!
Apr 26, 2008
I've been researching ways to furnish my new apartment once I get to Arizona, and have been captivated by ways to save space and have things that serve more than one function. Here are some fun things I have come across in my search.
Micro House Concept
Apartment in a Box
Apr 23, 2008
ci sono affezionato, mi ricordano un'epoca in cui i sogni la facevano da padrone, ma gia' allora mi sentivo diverso, di non appartenere al branco.
Who said we'll last forever?
Apr 22, 2008
It must be said that media coverage gets people excited, and getting excited about political campaigns, especially presidential ones, can motivate people to get more involved in the political process. This is certainly a good thing. But unless we take the step to do something after the campaigns and the coverage are over (run for office ourselves, organize community members around an issue, educate others about real problems and suggest solutions), we have let the media control how and when we take responsibility for our civic participation.
Apr 21, 2008
William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper magnate. Hearst was a leading newspaper publisher. The son of self-made millionaire George Hearst, he became aware that his father had received a northern California newspaper, The San Francisco Examiner, as payment of a gambling debt. Still a student at Harvard, he asked his father to give him the newspaper to run. In 1887, he became the paper's publisher and devoted long hours and much money to making it a success. Crusading for civic improvement and exposing municipal corruption, he greatly increased the paper's circulation.
Citizen Kane, still considered the best american movie ever, was ideated, made and interpreted from an young Orson Welles, it's a fiction about Hearst, a denunce about his power, really brave that time, since Hearst controlled pratically the information, the newspapers in the USA. Was the new against the old, was the new era of cinema and television against the era of paper.
"Quarto poter", "Fourth Power", is the italian title of Citizen Kane, refering to the fact, in modern era, there isn't only three power, how was ideated from John Locke and Montesquieu in the XVIII (quite old, for be modern democracy, no?) The administrative powers were the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary. These should be separate from and dependent upon each other so that the influence of any one power would not be able to exceed that of the other two, either singly or in combination. When the newspapers appear, at the beginning they were free, there were a pluralism of information. But then they've been concentrated and hold only from few people, and then began the Fourth Power. The battle over Citizen Kane was about a new age of information, more free, against the old. And today? still the information is controlled from few people, and the internet universe, more free, start his battle.
In this interview to Pier Paolo Pasolini: http://it.youtube.com/Pasolini (Sorry in Italian) Pasolini describe how, one town builded in Italy from fascist, Sabaudia, has just few exterior caracter related to it. The Fascism wasn't able to leave a sign in the italian culture. But today, the same town is changing. The government has been democratic, and then why this indelebile sign? the consumer driven society, impose it's thought through the Fourth Power. This make us that we have needs we never thought before, make choice, like things, that alone we'll never do. And, at the same time, make us thinking we are still free. But today, with internet, people find different font of information, not controlled just from few people, and, here the first "Citizen Kane": the 23 april, the Fourth Power, will celebrate 100 years in Italy http://www.quartopotere.org (they call themself Fourth Power!). And, as Beppe Grillo (www.beppegrillo.it) said, their funeral. Beppe Grillo, one modern Italian Orson Welles, (try to imagine who is the italian Hearst), but not the only one, will celebrate in 400 town in Italy and everywhere in the world where there is one italian community, their funeral. With this pacific manifestation, the italians will demonstrate for their freedom of information. Until now, we passively took the information from the Fourth Power, without dubt about it.
Now, on the network, people start to expose their own thought, to publish their own news. A lot of garbage, sure, but in this way, overloading the communications channels, we no longer trust the information, the Fourth Power, and we'll restart to think with our own mind, and even us will start a blog, and we'll be confident about our idea.
Apr 20, 2008
It's been a long winter here in Missoula, Montana, and the snow this weekend didn't do anything to speed up the arrival of spring. Since I could only show you pictures of snow, here is a picture of spring taken somewhere else.
Apr 16, 2008
Asa nisi masa.
"I have a Dream"
Martin Luther King, 1963
I dream that everybody is happy, and in good health. That no longer Man need to go to war. That no longer we destroy the Earth. I dream that this world will turn into a "Paradise".
I dream that my friends and my family gain happiness. That they gain health.
I dream that I'm close to people I like and I love.
Pace in terra agli Umini di buona volonta'
And then, some good Muzik:
And, at the end, the sun came out. This nice old man! Here smiling after the election. Lunga vita al presidente!
And then, After the election, The Chevalier, President, say hello to the italians:
And, then, Sunshine!!
I CAME, I SAW, I WENT BACK HOME.
Apr 14, 2008
Colonel Harari was the commander of the British special unit services that tried to capture Guillet in Italian East Africa. A cadet of Colonel Harari, Victor Dan Segre, later became his close friend and biographer.
Following the war Guillet entered the Italian diplomatic service where he represented Italy in Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco, and finally as ambassador to India .
But Amedeo was more than that. Carismatic, fight all wars, against Brits and Nazi, a rebel, secret service, ambassador, close to Indhira Gandhi. And don't call him fascist.
In un articolo dedicato all'avventurosa esistenza di Amedeo Guillet, il celebre giornalista Indro Montanelli scrisse (pressapoco): "il Comandante Diavolo, per poter continuare indomito le sue diavolerie, oggi vive in Irlanda, dove i cavalli sono a buon costo e vi sono ampi spazi per poterli cavalcare; e a 90 anni suonati, con nessun osso del corpo al posto giusto, egli monta ogni santo giorno..."
Apr 13, 2008
Anyway, something is moving. The population no longer follow the politicians, and new movements are on the air. An interesting one: 25 Aprile, the V2 Day.
Zeitgeist the movie final edition
Apr 12, 2008
Urban homesteading in LA
Apr 11, 2008
Prematuramente scomparso sembra a causa di un improvvido bagno nel fiume, Jeff Buckley lascia un solo album in studio (questo proposto, nell'edizione legacy con un bellissimo bonus disk), e il rimpianto di un talento immenso che non ha avuto la giusta realizzazione.
Un amico mi ha mandato un link dove e' possibile, trovare il partito che ti assomiglia di piu'
Sei sicuro di votare il partito giusto ?
Compilate questo semplice questionario grafico...
Io l'ho fatto, come risultato una sigla: PBC. Ma che partito e'? una nuova formula chimica?
Vota Antonio La Trippa!
Vota La Trippa!
Apr 10, 2008
Apr 9, 2008
Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled. Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing--producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy. Tap water comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure whereas bottled water must be transported long distance.
But most tap water is contaminated from some source:
- Chlorine is a chemical added to the water. Chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant, and it is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or its transport pipes might contain.
- Fluoride is added to the water. That's for help build strong bones and teeth. Hard to believe.
- Lead and Industrial and Agricultural polluttants.
Let's examine the fluoride problem:
It's so stupid! why add fluoride to tap water? It's not economically convenient, we drink maybe 0.1% of the tap water, and for that we pollute all water...
But not all country add fluoride (not everybody is inside the tunnel)
If fluoride is so great, why have the following countries either never fluoridated or else stopped when they found out how bad it was?:
- West Germany
- The Netherlands
Then, if to choose from bottled water and Coca - Cola (http://killercoke.org/) and other chemical beverage it's obviously the first, but what to choose between bottled water and tap water? There is no guarantee that bottled water is better than tap water. The best thing to do is filter the tap water. How to filter it? It comes down to this choice: reverse osmosis or carbon block. Your choice.
Apr 7, 2008
Both candidates are excellent speakers, and come across much more favorably than they do on TV. Because their messages aren't chopped up into 30 second sound bites, you actually get to hear the rationale they have behind their positions and to get a sense of how they think about problems. The way the media portrays these candidates I think is both helpful and harmful. You may get more information than you did if the media didn't exist, but at the same time the way the media construct the view of events or people often times distorts who or what they really are. In political contests, I now think that it is really important to find out in person about the candidates if only to give yourself another perspective and to get closer to the truth.
http://www.ip-adress.com/ How I can see where you are...
Join the Echelon Civil Disobedience Campaign!
Let's Overload Echelon!
Link: Black Panter Party Ashanti Alston
La Pantera fu un movimento studentesco di protesta contro la riforma Ruberti delle università italiane che nacque dall'occupazione dell'Università di Palermo, e in particolare della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, il 6 dicembre 1989 e si estese poi a numerose università italiane fino alla primavera del 1990.
1. Vogliamo la libertà, vogliamo il potere di determinare il destino della nostra comunità nera
2. Vogliamo piena occupazione per la nostra gente
3. Vogliamo la fine della rapina della nostra comunità nera da parte dell'uomo bianco
4. Vogliamo abitazioni decenti, adatte a esseri umani
5. Vogliamo per la nostra gente un'istruzione che smascheri la vera natura di questa società americana decadente. Vogliamo un'istruzione che ci insegni la nostra vera storia e il nostro ruolo nella società attuale
6. Vogliamo che tutti gli uomini neri siano esentati dal servizio militare
7. Vogliamo la fine immediata della brutalità della polizia e dell'assassinio della gente nera
8. Vogliamo la libertà per tutti gli uomini neri detenuti nelle prigioni e nelle carceri federali, statali, di contea e municipali
9. Vogliamo che tutta la gente nera rinviata a giudizio sia giudicata in tribunale da una giuria di loro pari o da gente delle comunità nere, come è previsto dalla costituzione degli Stati Uniti
10. Vogliamo terra, pane, abitazioni, istruzione, vestiti, giustizia e pace
La guerra degli anto'
Apr 6, 2008
Apr 5, 2008
The project for this Social Centre in town is still alive;
Seomra Spraoi presents Scoil Spraoi - Social Centre gathering Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April
This town, with already a lack of culture, closed the only social centre in december.
Anyway, in the meanwhile, what we can do?
10 free things to do
another interesting place:
When we watch a movie, we became part of it; we see things, hear things, and our brain start to feel things. It's one way to escape our daily routine. Let's go see a good movie.
Enrico Ghezzi -Italian for Fuori Orario (Corrado Guzzanti)
"Sentimento Nuevo" - Franco Battiato + Mute movie
"Il Cielo in una Stanza" - Franco Battiato + Mute movie
Apr 3, 2008
E' un album in cui domina la provincia americana, molto evocativo. L'equilibrio fra country e pop raggiunge qui un livello ottimale: i Jayhawks maturano con quest'album uno stile personale marcatissimo: gli arrangiamenti sono semplice ed essenziali ma mai banali, con un ottimo lavoro alle chitarre, e il gioco delle armonie vocali (tutti i pezzi sono cantati a due voci) è davvero superlativo.
Apr 2, 2008
You can see this kind of "art exhibition" all around the centre. It's for incentive people not to use the car. It's for incentive people to walk. It's for incentive people go shopping, I'll say. It's an attempt to convert this drinking town in a town for shopping, as remunerative as alcohol, but without it’s negative effect. But It’s not really nice go around with this whether. Yes, the chemtrail effect is useful for mitigate (or accelerate) global warming, but can’t cancel the wind! And even if this is a fabulous example of modern art, it’s not going to change the life. And this still will be an alcoholic town that became a fight club in the late night. Here another idea: instead of fight club do a fuck club, convert this “art” stylized figure of walking people in a “art” stylized figure of erotic kamasutra movements, and instead of selling alcohol in the pub sell aphrodisiac cocktails, and at the end, one fuck club is not going to hurt anyone. Because is this what the young generation here are looking for: there is no culture here, nothing is left from the past, just bad alcohol in places with bad music.