Arhiva | septembrie, 2008

Invitatie la lectura

26 sept.

Imi place tot timpul sa am ceva de citit prin preajma. Iar cand nu reusesc sa am ceva la indemana ma simt putin inutil. Nu imi place sa pierd vremea. Pentru asta m-am apucat de lectura de mic. De toate genurile. Acum, am devenit mai selectiv. Nu mai citesc tot ce „zboara”, da, am anumite preferinte, anumiti autori si anumite genuril literare, desi, adesea, ma surprind lecturand manuale de instructiuni, carti tehnice, etc.

Observ in prezent o lejeritate in ceea ce priveste lectura. Preferam imaginea in locul cuvantului, iar imaginea nu respecta intocmai descrierea initiala. De aceea va invit la lectura, dar va invit sa lecturati repede. Vedeti voi de ce.

Un invitat surpriza

17 sept.

La nuntile la care am participat anul acesta am intalnit multe persoane. Care mai de care mai spectaculoase in felul lor. Dar un astfel de invitat inca nu am intalnit. Altii da…

15 Septembrie 1985 – zi insorita

16 sept.

Tocmai incepeam o viata noua, dupa ce, vreme de aproape sapte ani, am crescut alaturi de strabunici si bunici intr-un cadru natural extrem de benefic. Acum eram din nou in orasul n care urma sa petrec peste 12 de ani din viata.

Atunci era o zi splendida de toamna, tocmai buna de plimbare si de joaca. Dar eu, impreuna cu parintii ma aflam in celebra „curte a scolii”. Cu buchetul regulamentar de crizanteme, cu doua-trei caiete, penar (din acela de lemn) stilou, creioane, cu un ghiozdan mare ablastru si cu haina si pantalonii calcati la dunga, a, si sa nu uit: tuns. Am ascultat un discurs legat de patriotism si invatatura si gata, am fost incolonati si dusi la clasa. Eu eram la I B. Buna clasa, aveam a descopar retroactiv. In prima zi am stat cam doua ore din care cel putin una parintii vegheau la siguranta noastra din spatele clasei.

Am descoperit ca sunt coleg cu vecinul de la parter, ceea ce era bine. Apoi mai am gasit si alti colegi de clasa prin zona. Dar asta in saptamanile care au urmat. Stiu, apoi ca am plecat acasa, trecusera deja doua sau trei ore de scoala, din noua mea viata. Am fost intrebat -cum altfel- cum a fost la scoala, si banuiesc ca am raspuns: bine. Nici nu putea fi altfel, mai ales ca tot ce e nou este pentru un copil de sapte ani fascinant.

Urmatoarele zile de scoala nu mi le mai amintesc foarte clar, stiu doar ca apoi a venit toamna, cu ploi, frig, si timp petrecut in fata caietului inainte de ora 5. De ce inainte de 5? Pentru ca atunci se intuneca, iar energia electrica era rationalizata. Dar aceasta este deja o alta poveste…

Cum arata pagina Yahoo si Google acum 12 ani respectiv 1o ani

12 sept.

Folosim Internetul, un mijloc de comunicare cu o dinamica extraordinara.

Pentru nostalgici sau curiosi iata cum arata Yahoo acum 12 ani. AICI GOOGLE arata cam ASA

PS Ce varsta aveati in 1996?

Campionatul mondial de arat 2008

11 sept.

stiati de acest campionat?

ei bine, a avut loc in Austria. Detalii suplimentare aici

Gasita in email 🙂


10 sept.

Nu mai traduc materialul in romana. De citit in limba originala.

Pe scurt, este vorba despre cateva (35+) de minciuni spuse de Barak Hussein Obama candidatul arab la Presedintia Americii. Enjoy it!

Subject: Oblabla

Well, Not Exactly true.
This guy is the slickest liar to come along yet.
Bill and Hillary can’t even begin to compete. Obama’s Not

1.) Selma Got Me Born – NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe
enough to have you in 1961 – Selma had no effect on your
birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google ‘Obama Selma’ for his
full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a
privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with
the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he
was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments

Kenya has ever had.

4) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – NOT
EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in
attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in
Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in d ecades. The
current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to
overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your
half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You
interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to
Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for
of that…and for more.
Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried
to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the
elections, his followers have burned Christians’ homes and
then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian
church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin
before the election process here started. Google Obama and
Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – NOT
EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5 AM, according to
own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her
to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6) My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is
Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means
‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is
Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he
would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black
President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his
mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro
from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was
from Kenya , his father’s family was mainly Arabs.. Barack
Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and
87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s
not African Negro). From….and for more….go to…..
http://www.arcadeathome .com/newsboy. phtml?BarackHuss einObama- Arab-
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http://www.arcadeat newsboy.phtml? BarackHusseinOba ma-Arab
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7.) I Never Practiced Islam – NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it
daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and
kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you
change so you could run for office.
4-3-08 Article ‘Obama was ‘quite religious in Islam’s’
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http://www.wnd. com/index. php?fa=PAGE. view& pageId=60559& gt;

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you
were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in
Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).
February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year
ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic
call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent In a
remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give
voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to
prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’
is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she
says ‘Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and
manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.’

9.) I Was Fluent In In donesian – NOT EXACTLY, not one
teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign
Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6
to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you
learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except
for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger
surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and
have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – NOT
EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry
Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to
identify – your classmates said you were just fine.

13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – NOT
EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your
It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life –
NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in
book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT EXACTLY,
here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would
not have enough experience by then, and you are all about
having experience first.

16.) Voting ‘Present’ is Common In Illinois Senate – NOT
EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others
have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted – NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by
church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – NOT EXACTLY, you were a
senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – NOT EXACTLY, you were
a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – NOT
EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or
create it.

21) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it took
just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – NOT EXACTLY, your bill
was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of
all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon,
from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, as of
March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have
yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork
hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – NOT
EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied
Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but
yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY,
your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal
which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY,
even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on
your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY,
they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after
their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a
future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA –
the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the
conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – NOT EXACTLY, you missed the
Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali
Abunimah supports the destruction off Israel.

30.) I Want All Votes To Count – NOT EXACTLY, you said let
the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide – NOT EXACTLY, you prefer
caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters , force a
public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY,
you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you
used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against

34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money – NOT EXACTLY, you take loads
of it.
35) I don’t Have Lobbyists – NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47
lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – NOT
EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in
one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – NOT EXACTLY, you
weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to
fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – NOT
EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000
who don’t have to buy it.

Povesti corecte politic

9 sept.

Dupa ce am citit si postul si comentariile de AICI mi-am mai amintit inca o poveste care intra in categorie si care este redata cu nonsalanta copiilor: „Soacra cu trei nurori”. Stiti ce pateste femeia: este batuta bine, apoi mutilata iar in cele din urma moare de inima rea. Si asta de trei femei (reactie disproportionata) mai puternice si mult mai tinere (avantajate fizic).

Acum, am auzit si eu povestile respective la vremea mea, si nu am fost marcat (sau poate ca nu reusesc eu sa observ) negativ. In povestile corecte polititc de azi mosul si baba nu mai exista, ei sunt inlocuiti de „cetateni seniori”, Alba ca zapada este „persoana cu piele depigmentata”, iar piticii sunt „persoane dezavantajate pe verticala”. Exista destui oameni care militeaza pentru reconstructia povestilor intr-un limbaj corect politic, insa intrebarea care ramane este: mai reusesc povestile sa aiba aceeasi savoare?

Ce alte exemple de povesti „horror” mai cunoasteti?

Open minded

8 sept.

Comunicam, transmitem mesaje, uneori transmitem altceva decat ne dorim, alteori transmitem imagini imbunatatite, realitate alterata sau chiar falsuri frumos impodobite despre care pretindem candid ca sunt realitati imediate.

Am apreciat intotdeauna mesajele scurte, directe, de impact care iti raman in minte multa vreme. Am selectat cateva mesaje care utilizeaza imaginea si care transmit un mesaj scurt, direct lipsit de ambiguitati. In aceasta serie veti putea urmari cateva reclame, caci despre astfel de mesaje este vorba, care mi se par extrem de percutante. Astazi o prima imagine dintr-o serie mai lunga.

Pentru ca am fost putin mai transant in cateva comentarii legate de incalzirea globala, voi repeta ca respectul pentru mediul inconjurator ne face viata mai frumoasa, sau din contra. Astazi un mesaj pentru respect fata de mediu. Creat de profesionisti.

E vremea sa ma tin de promisiune

7 sept.

Am spus ca urmeaza o fotografie cu autorul blogului. Nu a fost sa fie asa. Am una alaturi de cineva pe care il indragesc foarte tare:

O fotografie cu sotia mea…

6 sept.

Prima din stanga. Curea si fusta alba. Ana Maria

Langa ea: Cristina, Mihaela, Iulia, Cristina si Claudia.

Maine poate pun o poza cu toata familia 🙂

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