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30.3.07

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* comincialitalia.net: montezemolo e la nuova dc, la fabbrica dei partiti vuoti

29.3.07

war cartoons


daffy duck and uncle adolf [americans and the nazi germans, banned cartoon]


bush failure in afghanistan, a bit retrò... [teonuclear vs. nazicapitalist]


family guy [in italy they were called 'the griffin', recently they've been censored - what a bigot country!]

27.3.07

'the continental' and the best country

No wonder when Italians speak english they are made fun of. Rutelli speaks as Christopher Walken's character in "The Continental" [video by jamesmanner]. watch the original...

26.3.07

no perspective in arts


arts tower, university of sheffield, england.
every year, students at the university, with the help and support of pinders digital print shop in sheffield, create a 1,000 square metre mosaic of the daffodil, logo of 'marie curie cancer care', an english charity. the logo is then displayed using the windows of the university´s 255-foot high (80m), grade II listed arts tower building on western bank. the daffodil image, which can be seen from miles around, helps to raise awareness for the charity´s month-long appeal.
'marie curie cancer care' provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families. this image has been manipulated to lessen perspective. you can use this image as wallpaper (1024 x 768). original photo on flickr.

24.3.07

Bruno Petrachi - Lu posperu


Bruno Petrachi was the greatest folk singer in Lecce [Southern Italy], he died ten years ago. The song 'Lu posperu' [eng. The match] is in 'leccese' dialect. Photos of Lecce and Salento by flickr users. Video by x-novo.


23.3.07

vote different

hilary sucks. obama's really better?
1984's style [or tg4's style if u like]. that's also a warning for other countries [starting from italy].


articoli di oggi:
* alcool e tabacco più dannosi di alcune droghe sintetiche

18.3.07

nuntereggaecchiù 30 anni dopo

rino gaetano rivisitato, qualcuno è rimasto...





i miei ultimi articoli:
* Crisi nel Golfo, soldati inglesi catturati da iraniani
* D'Alema mai parlato con Hamas. Ambasciatore smentisce

17.3.07

oltre il risparmio

Il tasso di risparmio dei lavoratori in Usa nel 2006 e' sceso dell'1%, al minimo dalla Grande depressione, ovvero piu' di 74 anni fa, contro il -0,4% del 2005. Nel 1933, infatti, proprio durante la Grande depressione, il calo fu dell'1,5%. Lo rende noto il dipartimento al Commercio americano. Significa che non solo la gente ha speso tutto quello che ha guadagnato, ma ha anche intaccato i risparmi, fatto ricorso a prestiti per gli acquisti, acceso ipoteche a bassi tassi d'interesse. A dicembre 2006 il tasso di risparmio ha registrato un calo dell'1,2%, il 21esimo ribasso mensile consecutivo (Yahoo! finanza, 1 febbraio 2007). In Italia le cose non vanno certo meglio e la fine del mese è un miraggio per una crescente fetta di pseudo-middle class.
Nonostante questo gli Usa producono ancora, da soli, quasi 1/3 della ricchezza mondiale, sono impegnati in due guerre dalle cause discutibili che hanno causato centinaia di migliaia di morti ed hanno peraltro mancato l'obiettivo preposto. Nonostante questo il governo americano si preoccupa di defendere il suo sistema economico imperialista minacciando il mondo, negando le proprie colpe e dimenticandosi di 'proteggere' gli amici.

15.3.07

holocaust cartoon context

iranian government promoted this competition to show a different opinion on the so-called holocaust. that's true freedom of speech, the one actually denied in countries which claim to promote freedom around the world.

14.3.07

censura per gli acquisti











queste ed altre inserzioni mai comparse sulla stampa sono liberamente visibili presso l'esposizione "pubblicità con giudizio - 40 anni di pubblicità vista dal giurì" allestita presso la Stazione Termini di Roma - mezzanino giallo dell'Ala Mazzoniana - dal lunedì al sabato, dalle ore 10 alle ore 22, fino al 31 marzo. in Mostra propone oltre 50 tra manifesti e spot televisivi censurati al pubblico dal Giurì dell'Istituto di Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria negli ultimi 40 anni.

10.3.07

14 indicators of fascism fit us politics

bushIn “Fascism Anyone?” Laurence Britt, identifies 14 characteristics common in fascist regimes. His comparisons of Hitler, Mussolini, Suharto, Pinochet, and Franco yielded these 14 common traits.

1] Powerful and continuing nationalism Fascist regimes tend to make use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere as are patriotic symbols on clothing, public displays, and cars.
2] Disdain for the recognition of human rights Because of the fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights and civil liberties can be ignored in certain cases because of “need”. The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, long incarcerations of prisoners without trial, etc.
3] Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived a common threat or foe: ethnic or religious minorities, liberals, communists, terrorists, etc.
4] Supremacy of the military Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected.
5] Rampant sexism The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high as is homophobia, and anti-gay legislation as national policy.
6] Controlled mass media Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is common.
7] Obsession with national security Fear is used as a motivational tool over the masses.
8] Religion and government are intertwined Governments in fascist regimes tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies and actions.
9] Corporate power is protected The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship for the power elite.
10] Labor power is suppressed Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government. Labor unions are either eliminated entirely or are severely suppressed.
11] Disdain for intellectuals and the arts Fascist regimes tend to promote and tolerate hostility to higher education and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.
12] Obsession with crime and punishment Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13] Rampant cronyism and corruption Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures, to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14] Fraudulent elections Sometimes elections in fascist regimes are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and the manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also tend to use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
Read more @ Project for the Old American Century.
11/9: inganno globale

9.3.07

ugly rumors in the house of lords

tony blairUgly Rumours was the name of a rock band founded in part by the current UK prime minister Tony Blair, while studying law at St John's College, Oxford during the early 1970s; he sang and played guitar.
Other members of the band were Mark Ellen (BBC) and Adam Sharples, currently Director General, Work, Welfare and Equality Group at the Department for Work and Pensions (wiki).
The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords". The Sovereign, the House of Commons (which is the lower house of Parliament and referred to as "the Commons"), and the Lords together comprise the Parliament.
On March 7, 2007 the House of Commons, still leaded by Blair's New Labour, voted in favour of replacing the Lords with an elected chamber (either 100% elected or 80% elected, 20% appointed) with the removal of the remaining hereditary peers. This has paved the way for legislation to that end.

think before u eat

conscience is a good way to lose weight.

8.3.07

il dottor sapanizza e le ulie scomparse


a grande richiesta by donstef. lecceprima racconta chi è veramente donstef.

7.3.07

pola, fiume e zara ancora province italiane?

provincia di fiume
davvero un ottimo servizio il commissariato online della polizia di stato, ma sorprende che in un form interno al sito [nella foto, pagina visitata il 06-03-07] compaiano ancora, tra le province italiane, fiume, pola e zara, localizzate nella penisola d'istria che non appartiene più all'italia dal lontano 1945.

5.3.07

borat for president

l'opposto di relativismo? assolutismo


in effetti laggiù in vaticano non amano il relativismo. segnalo lo sciopero dei sacramenti, un post memorabile di beppe grillo

3.3.07

buona la prima

on the one hand...

and on the other hand...

a suggestion

2.3.07

insane censorship over dolce & gabbana advertising

dolce & gabbana
the cunt clearly like submission [and the money ...and she's not the only one]. what would happen if there was a man instead? feminism is not founded on censorship, those self-righteous feminists fight sexual discrimination by excercising very well their demand of censorship. in countries generally bigot and far from being secular and civilized, like italy or spain, whenever something goes wrong, the first blame is posed on freedom of expression. now it's time to advertise my services: for any kind of female of any species, any age, breathing or not, fully experienced or not, even second [of more] hand, naturally apply within. must nsa, wild bondage guarantee. :P
CGIL contro dolce & gabbana accusati di antifemminismo [e se dolce & gabbana accusassero la cgil di terrorismo?] :: Dolce & Gabbana retira el anuncio y dice que España está "atrasada" :: Dolce & Gabbana angry at advertising campaign controversy in Spain

borat
my answer is: borat santo subito! :)

sanremo anticlericale: volano bestemmie in diretta...

politically incorrect again: a swear - sound a bit southern, "porcuddiu!" - has been uttered before the albanian singer elsa lila started her performance. the reason could be a ringtone breaking the silence or a mistake by a technician... certainly it was heard by millions of italians watching the live event! Sanremo "scivolano" gli ascolti e scappa la bestemmia.