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HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2006 - de Dinu Lazar la: 31/10/2005 07:05:21
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
All over the world, many traditional customs are changing, and some vanishing forever. The aim of this contest is to encourage the recording of traditional customs and the evolution of various folk cultures through the use of photography, and to stimulate international interest in the study, exploration, rescue, preservation, and indeed, enjoyment of our cultural heritage. It is an initiative created out of respect for our common humanity and in a spirit of international good will.
Opening Date: September 1, 2005
Deadline: March 31, 2006 (Entries received after this date will be held over until the next contest.)
Jury: Entries will undergo appraisal by an international jury panel formed by nine accomplished photographers and scholars with expertise in the study of culture. The jury panel decides prize-winning photographs on the basis of both aesthetic quality and documentary value in May 2006. A group of 3 to 5 theorists, critics and journalists will observe and commentate the judging process.
Announcement: The final result will be announced at CFPA’s website before June 15, 2006.
Awards Ceremony & Opening Ceremony of Winning photos Exhibition: October 2006.
The contest is based on picture stories/portfolios of between 6 to 12 photographs. Single photographs will not be accepted. Please enter into the following categories:
A. Portrait & Costume
Including portraits with special national features, mode of dress, hairstyles and other adornments.
B. Architecture
Including residential, religious and public buildings, interior and exterior views, structures, details, furniture, decorations and construction processes.
C. Daily Life
Reflecting ways of life, including routine means of production, such as fishing, hunting, farming, forestry, animal husbandry, markets, transportation, preparation and consumption of foodstuffs and liquor and other activities; and the living customs of a particular group, tribe or region.
D. Festivities
Including feasts, celebrations, religious festival and ceremonies of all kinds.
E. Education, Recreation, Sport & Technology
Including education, entertainment, traditional sports, games, drama, art, handicrafts, learning, traditional medicine and technology.
F. Traditional Rites
Including birth, initiation, wedding, funeral, taboo, worship, morality, reciprocal courtesy, traditional etiquette, traditional ceremony of family, village or ethnic group, and local belief.
Humanity Photo Top Award
Top Award is to be selected from First Prize-winning photographs in all categories. The selection will be made on the basis of outstanding merit, both in terms of documentary value and aesthetic quality. The winning work should best reflect the philosophy of the contest. This award carries a cash prize of RMB60,000, an award certificate, a copy of the contest collection book or CD, and an invitation to China (including a return flight ticket and hotel accommodation) to attend the awards ceremony and exhibition opening ceremony.
Humanity Photo Theme Awards
In each category there will be one first, two second and three third prize winners. Each winner receives prize money, an award certificate, a copy of the contest collection book or CD, and an invitation to the ceremonies with accommodation provided.
First Prize: a cash award of RMB16,000 and a return flight ticket to the ceremonies;
Second Prize: a cash award of RMB6,600;
Third Prize: a cash award of RMB3,600.
Humanity Photo Documentary Award
There will be 100 winners selected for these awards. Each winner receives an award certificate, a copy of the contest collection book or CD, and an invitation to the ceremonies with accommodation provided.
All participants are invited to award ceremonies, and each is to receive a HPA certificate. (Travel and accommodation expenses will be at his/her own cost.)
N.B. The cash prizes for winners outside of China will be paid in the equivalent amount of US dollars. (Indicating exchange rate: 1USD to 8.3 RMB)
Entry Rules (please read carefully and fill in Entry Forms accordingly)
1. There are no restrictions of profession, gender, age or nationality for participants.
2. One photo story entered by two participants will not be accepted. The name on the Entry Form must be the same as shown on the passport. Please use only Chinese or English to fill in the Entry Forms. And legible handwriting is required; if not, to print them out.
3. The photographs must be taken by the participant him/herself.
4. Members of the jury, observers and working staff of HPA2006 cannot enter the contest.
5. Entries can comprise of several ethnic groups in one country or one nationality living in different countries.
6. There is no time limit as to when entries were taken. They can have been taken on one occasion or over a period of time.
7. Composite images and trick photographs will not be accepted.
8. Only picture stories or sets of pictures can be entered. Single photographs will not be accepted. Each entry should consist of a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 photographs. No more than 3 entries per participant may be submitted. Participants are solely responsible for choosing the proper categories. No switching of categories are allowed after submission.
9. Slides will not be accepted. E-mail entries will not be accepted.
10. For digital photos, a set of prints on photographic printing paper with print quality no less than 300dpi are to be sent in by mail together with a virus free CD-ROM where photos are stored in TIFF or un- pressed JPG format in no less than 300dpi and 30cm on longer side.
11. Only black or color prints may be entered. The minimum size is 20.3cm (8 inches) and the maximum size is 30.5cm (12 inches)------ The size means the trim size barring the margins of the photos.
12. Photographs must not be mounted. No paster, staples or pins should be used.
13. Submitted material should be carefully made. Under normal circumstances, the negatives or originals will not be required for scrutiny but the organizers reserve the right to do so for exceptional reasons. Refusal for co-operation may diminish chances to win awards.
14. Photographs that have won prizes or been exhibited in other competitions are free to enter. Photographs that have won prizes in previous HPA contests cannot be entered.
15. One participant should only fill one “Entry Form I”. Every photo story submitted should be accompanied by one set of “Entry Form II” with a title and authentic caption information in Chinese or English. Do not affix them on the photos. The category code(A-F), the story sequence number and total numbers should be written on back of each photo in pencil. Do not write any personal information on the photograph.
16. Entries should be forwarded either by mail or by courier. Please send the entries in flat envelope, not in roll. Please write “Photographs for the Humanity Photo Awards Contest & No Commercial Value” on the package to avoid extra costs and delays at the Customs.
17. Entries together with entry forms must be received by the sponsor CFPA on or before March 31, 2006. (The arrival date as postmarked by the Beijing Post Office controls.)
18. There is no entry fee. Photographs will not be returned. Do not send the originals.
19. In order to promote HPA and its activities, the sponsor has the right to use entries submitted for the contest in publications, exhibitions, TV programs, etc., without remuneration.
20. Any legal responsibility relating to entries, such as copyright, right of reputation and portrait, will be borne by the participants. Submission of entries signifies acceptance of above conditions. All Entry Forms must be signed. Entries accompanied by unsigned forms will be disqualified.
21. There are Entry Forms and articles of humanity photo awards 2006 at Please download them there. Printing and copy both have the same validity.

More information about HPA at
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fotografia, aurul si ardelenii - de Dinu Lazar la: 31/12/2005 19:41:05
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Multi pushtani cistiga nesperat din fotografii puse pe situri de royaltee free. Iata parerea unui amic de-al meu despre acest fenomen...

The real problem with the micropayment stock is not weather you make some cash or not.
The real problem is that you follow a fundamentally wrong business model.

Instead of investing your time and energy to increase your per image profits you spend your time and energy to decrease your per image profits.

If you had some experience in the retail industry you'd know that mass production and distribution is all about logistics, not about art.

And logistics are the major benefit of large, well organized companies; small businesses and professionals have to follow a very different way to succeed in their field especially in the long term, a way that has to do more with specialization and very high quality, personalized products/services along with high profits on a per product/case basis.

Of course I completely understand that most low-end professionals haven't got any idea about business models, business plans and long term goals, and this is not about art either.

La care alt amic raspunde:

micropay agencies will have the effect that China have on Made in Italy....
Many Italian industries went to China to produce at less price to have more income. Yes, short term income rised up a lot but... now they complaint about all the chinese stuff imported in Italy causing a big crisis.
Sorry for those who submit images on that sites, but is a mass suicide!
Until 10 years ago I worked mainly as photojournalist then I discovered that stock imagery have higher fees. I changed because fees on photojournalism dropped down a lot, thanks to "colleagues"
that had the good idea to propose story for peanuts... Now many of those who proposed stories for peanuts have changed job, probably they make pizzas or something like that. And the old good photojournalist are now involved in stock...
I don't event think to submit images to micropay like "suckerstock"!
I don't want to kill myself!
Altfel la multi ani, sanatate si virtute, restul cumparam sau luam in rate...
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ntz! - de proud la: 08/08/2013 13:24:24
(la: The Rockies(1))
ai capiat? sa-l gasesti pe continentul NA ar fi o stire senzationala! :)))

Siberian chipmunk is a chipmunk which occurs across northern Asia from central Russia to China, Korea, and Hokkaidō in northern Japan. The only chipmunk found outside North America.
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Committee to Protect Journalists - de Dinu Lazar la: 06/05/2004 23:51:38
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Committee to Protect Journalists

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, MAY 3, AT 00:01 GMT (For Monday's Newspapers)

CPJ Names World's Worst Places to Be a Journalist

New York, April 30, 2004-The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is marking World Press Freedom Day, Monday, May 3, by naming the World's Worst Places to Be a Journalist.
The list of 10 places represents the full range of current threats to press freedom.

At the top of the list is Iraq, where 25 journalists have died since the U.S.-led war began in March 2003. A brutal crackdown launched last year in Cuba by Fidel Castro's government has left an unprecedented 29 journalists behind bars, serving lengthy prison terms of up to 27 years. Last year saw the biggest blow to Zimbabwe's beleaguered press when authorities closed the country's only remaining independent daily. CPJ also placed Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, China, Eritrea, Haiti, the West Bank and Gaza, and Russia on the list of Worst Places to Be a Journalist.

"In all of these places, reporting the news is an act of courage and conviction," said CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper. "Journalism is essential in helping all of us understand the events that shape our lives, and our need and desire for information cannot be eliminated by violence and repression."



More than a year after the war in Iraq began, the country remains the most dangerous place in the world to work as a journalist. Twenty-five journalists have been killed in action in Iraq since March 2003. Twelve have been killed in 2004 alone-all of them Iraqis.

Postwar Iraq is fraught with risks for reporters: Banditry, gunfire, and bombings are common. Insurgents have added a new threat by systematically targeting foreigners, including journalists, and Iraqis who work for them.
At least six Iraqi media workers have been murdered, and several more have received threats. Armed groups have abducted some eight journalists in 2004, though all have been released.

U.S. forces pose an additional threat to working journalists: at least seven-and possibly as many as nine-journalists have been killed by gunfire from U.S. forces. Other journalists-mostly Arab or Iraqi-have been detained and suffered mistreatment at the hands of U.S. forces.


The arrest and long-term imprisonment of 29 journalists in 2003 has decimated Cuba's fledgling independent press. A year after the government of President Fidel Castro Ruz launched a massive crackdown against the press and the political opposition, the imprisoned journalists and their families are harassed and exposed to humiliating prison conditions and psychological torture. They have denounced inadequate medical attention, have been placed in solitary confinement, and have complained about receiving foul-smelling and rotten food. The journalists, who are held in maximum-security facilities, went on hunger strikes several times to demand better conditions. Those journalists who were not imprisoned continue to face routine police intimidation and harassment and are careful about what they write. They say they have been visited by state security officials and issued warnings to stop writing or face the consequences.


For the last four years, Zimbabwe's government has pursued a relentless crackdown on the private press through harassment, censorship, and restrictive legislation. Last year saw the biggest blow to press freedom yet, with authorities closing the Daily News, Zimbabwe's only independent daily and the country's most popular paper. The country's Media and Information Commission (MIC), whose board is government-appointed, refused to register the newspaper despite two court orders to do so. And in February 2004, the Zimbabwean Supreme Court upheld legislation requiring journalists and media outlets to be licensed by the MIC, making it a criminal act to practice journalism without government approval. Those who fail to register face fines and up to two years' imprisonment.

Zimbabwean officials have proven particularly sensitive to coverage of political unrest and the country's severe economic problems. Journalists who reported on pro-democracy rallies were arrested by police and attacked by ruling party supporters. Last year, authorities deported the last foreign reporter based in Zimbabwe, the U.K. Guardian's Andrew Meldrum, whom officials called an "undesirable inhabitant."


Because political dissent is not tolerated by Turkmenistan's totalitarian regime, independent journalism is practically non-existent.
President-for-life and self-proclaimed "father of all Turkmen,"
Niyazov, maintains strict control over all newspapers, radio, and television stations by personally appointing editors, and his office approves news reports before they are published or broadcast.

One of the only independent media outlets that penetrates this system of control is the reporting broadcast from abroad by the Turkmen service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). And again this year, RFE/RL was subjected to intense official harassment. In September 2003, National Security Service (MNB) agents detained an RFE/RL stringer based in the capital, Ashgabat, for two days, threatened him with 20 years in prison for betraying his country, and injected him multiple times with an unknown substance. More recently, in February 2004, MNB agents arrested two RFE/RL freelancers after one smuggled 800 copies of his banned novel into Turkmenistan. Both were released from prison in March after CPJ and other press freedom groups protested. However, the journalists still face charges of slander and instigating social, ethnic, and religious hatred and have been pressured to sever all ties with RFE/RL.


Crime, corruption, and lawlessness make Bangladesh the most violent country for journalists in Asia. Reporters routinely face threats, harassment, and often brutally violent physical attacks in retaliation for their reporting.
Despite promises from government officials to apprehend those responsible for assaults, the majority of attacks on journalists go unpunished. Deep political divisions in the country and within the journalism community also contribute to the climate of fear.

CPJ has documented dozens of violent attacks against Bangladeshi journalists during the last decade, including the murders of seven journalists in the last eight years. Journalists working outside the capital, Dhaka, are particularly vulnerable. Veteran journalist Manik Saha was killed in January
2004 in the southwestern city of Khulna when unidentified assailants threw a homemade bomb at him. In December 2003, a group of thugs affiliated with the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party tried to kill Shafiul Haque Mithu in the southwestern town of Pirojpur after he wrote a series of articles exposing local officials' abuse of power.


During the last year, the newly installed government of President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao has escalated an assault on the burgeoning independent-minded media in China. Authorities have arrested high-profile editors, closed publications, and imposed news blackouts on politically sensitive events.

The crackdown reached an apex in early 2004, when officials arrested three popular and respected editors from the pioneering Southern Metropolis News for alleged corruption. The charges came after the paper published a series of reports on the resurgence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, local police violence, and other sensitive topics. Chinese journalists have called the arrests the "darkest moment" in 20 years of media reform in China.

Forty-one journalists are now imprisoned in China, making it the world's leading jailer of journalists for the fifth year in a row. Independent writers and commentators on the Internet are particularly targeted for prosecution. The arrest of prominent and outspoken commentator Du Daobin in late 2003 sent a clear message to all Internet writers that free expression online will not be tolerated.


Eritrea has been Africa's foremost jailer of journalists since September 2001, when the government banned the entire private press and detained independent reporters. Seventeen journalists are now in secret jails across the tiny Red Sea nation, almost all of them held incommunicado. President Isaias Afewerki and top government officials have accused independent journalists of espionage, spreading disinformation, and "endangering national unity." Authorities continue to insist that the private press also operated without proper licenses, and that independent journalists routinely evaded the compulsory National Service Program. Despite these allegations, no formal charges have been brought against any of the journalists, and the government has given no indication that it intends to prosecute them.

The ruling party has a firm grip on the state media, whose employees are censored and also practice self-censorship. Afewerki has been unfazed by persistent international denunciation of his human rights record and continues to dismiss foreign critics as enemies of Eritrea.


Press freedom conditions have seriously deteriorated in Haiti since September 2003, when the murder of a notorious gang leader sparked nationwide violence. From January to March 2004, journalists became targets during the uprising that led to the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29. While hostility against Haitian journalists is common, foreign correspondents were also attacked while covering the two-month rebellion. In March, a Spanish television correspondent was killed and a U.S. photographer was wounded by gunfire. Several radio stations were torched around the country. Investigations into the 2000 and 2001 murders of two prominent Haitian journalists have shown no progress. The Haitian judicial system's failure to prosecute these crimes has perpetuated a climate of impunity, forcing dozens of journalists to go into exile or seek political asylum.


The West Bank and Gaza Strip remains one of the most unpredictable and potentially dangerous assignments for journalists. At least three journalists have been killed there since April 2003-each by Israeli army gunfire. Israeli troops often harass or attack Palestinian journalists, and Israeli authorities enforce tough restrictions on their freedom of movement.
Palestinian journalists are vulnerable to the increasing lawlessness in the Occupied Territories.

Palestinian militias and armed groups have frequently threatened and assaulted reporters and in some cases have ransacked news offices. In 2003 and 2004, Palestinian gunmen raided two television news offices and a newspaper in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, attacked a correspondent on the street in Gaza, and assaulted a reporter in Ramallah.


President Vladimir Putin's "managed democracy," which includes using various branches of the state bureaucracy to rein in the independent media, is making the practice of independent journalism in Russia more and more tenuous. A shift from blatant pressures to more subtle and covert tactics, such as politicized lawsuits and hostile corporate takeovers by businessmen with close ties to Putin, has allowed the Kremlin to stifle criticism of the president and reports on government corruption and human rights abuses committed by Russian forces in Chechnya.

In advance of the December 2003 parliamentary elections and March 2004 presidential elections, the Kremlin tightened its legal and bureaucratic controls over the domestic press. Russian press groups criticized the Central Election Commission for failing to sanction the state-run national television channels for improperly promoting Putin and pro-Kremlin parties during the campaigns.

Journalists in Russia's provinces continue to be murdered with impunity.
October 2003, the editor-in-chief of an independent newspaper in the Volga River city of Togliatti was stabbed to death because of his paper's coverage of organized crime and government corruption. He was the paper's second editor-in-chief to be murdered in 18 months.

The Committee to Protect Journalists is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide.

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Bravo tie!! eu ma chinui cu p - de Horia D la: 10/12/2004 19:24:56
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata)
Bravo tie!! eu ma chinui cu pomul de vreo 6 zile:(( Oricum, tot ce mai am de facut e sa-l impodobesc:))

The things that come to those who wait are what's left behind by those
who got there first.
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send a sample of your work to joe - de Eduard Popescu la: 18/08/2005 03:30:29
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Se intimpla si in capitale mai mari:

"We want to hear from anyone who wants the opportunity to get their work published.We are new West london lifestyle magazine and we're looking for Features writers, poets, photographers, artists send a sample of your work to Joe.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to pay for submissions, but the opportunity being published in a full-colour magazine, free invites to parties, cinema tickets etc will make up for it..."

E drept, dupa o scurta cercetare pe net, domnul Joe&Co par sa fie un pic chinezi, dar am intilnit cel putin doua anunturi similare pe-aici.
#130121, de face to face - de RSI la: 26/06/2006 20:39:34
(la: de ce credeti in dumnezeu?)
  • la prima intrebare: omul este singura fiinta de pe Terra care are o constiinta de sine. Dar in Univers sunt poate milioane de civilizatii si de specii de sine constiente, unele eventual mai avansate ca oamenii. Iar notiunea de cunostinta a binelui si raului...really ?!!! Astea--s termeni religiosi. Plus ca exista astfel de notiuni si la acele civilizatii terestre care nu se bazeaza pe Biblie.
  • Omul nu a aparut din nimic, ci ca urmare a unui proces evolutiv. Iar creativitatea o au in masura mai mare sau mai mica pana si furnicile.
    cartitele etc. Depinde cum definesti creativitatea.

  • Ei, la a 3-a intrebare m-ai nimerit. Nu de alta dar sunt evreu, israelian , sionist si laic ! Statul Israel a fost infiintat pentru a da poporului evreu un adapost impotriva persecutiilor seculare (cauzate de multe ori tocmai de fanatismul religios, crime comise in numele Domnului !). Iar liderii religiosi evrei s-au opus existentei Statului Israel pe motiv ca ...inca nu a venit Mesia ! Crearea Statului Israel a fost opera miscarii sioniste majoritar laica, minoritar moderat-religioasa, iar rolul covarsitor l-au jucat curentele politice de facturi social-democrata, socialista si liberala.
    In legatura cu pastrarea limbii, de acord ca tinerea serviciilor religioase a avut rolul preponderent in mentinerea ebraicii in timp, dar sa nu uitam ca mai sunt si alte popoare careisi pastreaza limba de cateva mii de ani, si nici nu aveau cunostinta de Biblie: chinezi, hindusi, japonezi. Chiar si grecii isi pastreaza o buna parte din limba pe care o vorbeau cu secole, daca nu milenii inainte de s-au crestinat.
  • Ultima intrebare... hmm, cred ca l-as intreba pe Dumnezeu: daca Existi, de ce lasi sa se intample pe planeta asta toate monstruozitatile care se petrec ? Cum te astepti sa cred intr-un Creator Atotputernic si n acelasi timp atat de Indiferent la soarta "creaturilor" sale? Daca m-ai creat rational, cum te astepti sa cred orbeste ?

    Sper ca am raspuns la toate intrebarile tale. Dupa stil , presupun ca esti un fel de pastor neoprotestant. Nu stiam ca ai fost in clasa laliceu cu Darwin ...;P
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin
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    Ultima ora din China !!! - de Mr Six la: 06/11/2006 05:16:52
    (la: Ati participa la un miting (mars) anti-terorism?)
    Ia priveste zarazo, ce saltea de dolarei au astia :))))

    05-Nov 17:49
    BEIJING - A senior Chinese central bank advisor played down the risks posed to the nation's huge stock of dollar reserve assets by a slide in the value of the US currency, arguing that the present yuan exchange rate regime will help reduce the effects of any dollar losses.
    Fan Gang, a Beijing-based economist who became the only non-government representative on the central bank's monetary policy committee in September, told a seminar yesterday that China's foreign exchange reserve accumulation is "a problem that needs to be adjusted", but played down the country's dollar exposure.

    "If China keeps the current foreign exchange system, China's yuan will depreciate along with the US dollar, which means the slide in the dollar rate won't generate huge losses for foreign exchange reserves denominated in dollars," he said.
    "The only losses will be against the euro and the yen and those aren't huge risks either."

    He said that "serious, comprehensive" policies should be taken to tackle China's twin current and capital account surpluses and that these steps should not be focused only on currency appreciation.
    "Because, if China adjusts the exchange rate, how much should it adjust?," he said.
    "And even if the exchange rate helps slow the trade surplus, it may bring additional capital inflows under the capital account which won't be of any help in adjusting the overall growth of foreign exchange reserves."
    Fan also said that it would be "inappropriate to launch more (economic) tightening measures," and said that Beijing should be prepared to move to a more expansionary policy if current evidence of a moderate slowing in activity becomes more pronounced.
    "In the near future, I think the gradual economic slowdown will continue and, based on current policies and trends, I see little chance for a rebound in economic activity," he said, adding that "we need to observe further to decide the next policy move."

    China has raised interest rates twice and hiked the reserve requirement on bank deposits twice this year in a bid to slow lending and cool economic growth.
    China, whose foreign exchange reserve holdings are believed to have already exceeded, or are poised to exceed, 1 trln usd, moved the yuan to a managed floating exchange rate regime from a US dollar-peg on July 21, 2005.
    Although dollar weakness is generally seen as an opportunity for yuan appreciation under the current regime, this hasn't been strictly played out, and the currency has risen just 4.67 pct since the reforms were unveiled.
    China's reserves are believed to be about 70 pct in dollars, 20 pct in euros, with the remainder predominantly denominated in yen, as well as other currencies such as sterling and the Korean won.
    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), the agency responsible for managing the reserves, has never disclosed their composition and the government considers reserve composition a state secret.
    Fan reiterated his opinion that current global imbalances stem from the US dollar standard and recommended that social security be broadened to ensure coverage of China's tens of millions of migrant workers as a means of raising export costs and helping to ease foreign exchange reserve accumulation.
    He also said that more Chinese companies should raise money in the domestic, rather than global, capital markets to slow reserve growth...

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    China overtakes Japan as world's second-biggest economy - de 1brasovean la: 14/02/2011 08:27:58
    (la: Orgolii şi...chinezării )
    << China has overtaken Japan as the world's second-biggest economy.

    Japan's economy was worth $5.474 trillion (£3.414 trillion) at the end of 2010, figures from Tokyo have shown. China's economy was closer to $5.8 trillion in the same period. >>

    "Dance me to the children, wh - de Daniel Racovitan la: 29/09/2003 09:23:43
    (la: Marele Eveniment)
    "Dance me to the children, who are askin' to be born / Dance me to the curtains, that our kisses have outworn / Dance me with your naked eye, be my homeward dove / And dance me, to the end of love" (citat aproximativ, din memorie)

    "Dance me to the end of love" un cantec despre statornicia in dragoste pana la moarte. Videoclipul: fotografii de nunta din tinerete, vechi de zeci de ani, alternand cu imaginile unor batrani tinandu-se de mana pe culoarele unei case de batrani...

    Versul "Dance me to their beauty, where they're burning violins" e o aluzie la crematoriile din lagarele naziste, la intrarea carora erau pusi detinutii sa cante la violoncele piese de camera, in timp ce nenorocitii erau arsi...

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    Istoria se bazeaza pe fapte si documente. - de Zamolxe la: 31/10/2003 20:34:47
    Alien. Te alienezi de unul singur. Nu prea le ai cu intelegerea frazelor complexe, le scoti din context, le trunchiezi si te minunezi de ce emiti.
    Eu am propus o discutie logica, bazata pe argumente, date istorice si pe fapte. Pot sa intep si eu, chiar mai abitir decit tine, dar nu acesta este scopul discutiei.
    Singura cotizatie pe care o dau este pentru adevar si logica.

    Toata justificarea pretentiilor teritoriale ale evreilor in Palestina au la baza ideea reintoarcerii “acasa”. Ori asa cum am spus si am demonstrat logic, singurii care se pot reintoarce sint cei care au plecat. Urmasii unui popor nu se reintorc la origini decit in sens literar.
    Aceasta tara (casa), Palestina condusa de imperiul roman, a fost parasita de evrei. Fortati de imprejurari. Motivele plecarii sint neimportante pentru arabii care au venit in locul romanilor, dupa multe sute de ani!!! Nu arabii i-au gonit pe evrei din tara lor, ei pur si simplu s-au stabilit acolo unde era locul gol. Mai mult, evreii din diversele zone ale lumii, au fost aliati ai arabilor si au luptat alaturi de ei.

    Citeva legaturi pe internet despre subiect, pe care il stiu mai bine decit multi din carti adevarate, tiparite. Jerusalem was besieged by the Romans in the spring of 70 C.E. and ruthlessly retaken during the summer, by which time the defenders had been reduced to civil war, starvation and (according to Josephus) even cannibalism. The religious fanatics made their last stand at the fortress they had taken first – Massada. When faced by inevitable defeat (73 C.E.) they met it with a defiant act of mass suicide. The terrible price the Jews paid for their revolt was the total destruction of their temple and the city in which it stood.

    Rezistenta evreilor a durat 3 ani pentru ca dupa sinuciderea lui Nero, a fost nevoie de ceva timp ca imperiul roman sa se stabilizeze.

    Iar dacii, chiar daca au pierdut razboiul cu imperiul, nu au plecat din tara lor, care de altfel nici nu a fost ocupata integral, vezi zona dacilor liberi. Dacii s-au amestecat in cele din urma cu romanii si au nascut poporul român.

    Evreii s-au stabilit in alte parti. Finally, in the 9th century, the leaders and the majority of the Khazar nobility came to be Jews. One likely possibility for how this happened is a conversion of the nobility. This is the official version of the situation, as told by the Khazar ruler Joseph in his famous letter to Hasdai ibn Shaprut of Spain.

    Asa cum am mai spus, pina in 1948 nu a fost un conflict deschis intre evrei si arabi. Ciocniri, atacuri, probleme locale, da. Ca peste tot intr-o lume a violentei, a dreptului fortei.

    Si probabil ca nu ar fi fost nici un conflict major daca evreii ar fi respectat rezolutia nr. 181 a ONU din 29 noiembrie 1947. Iar ONU in 1947 nu era arabesc sau antisemit (vezi lista votantilor). Drept de veto aveau ca si acum foarte putini. Solutia a fost negociata si era suficient de fairplay, desi pleca de la ipoteza “reintoarcerii acasa” a evreilor.
    Rezolutia a fost acceptata de evrei si respinsa de arabi. Cei care au acceptat-o au si incalcat-o si acestia au fost evreii. Rezolutia in sine era favorabila evreilor care primeau casa, o tara. La o bere politica.

    United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 called for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state. It was approved on November 29, 1947 with 33 votes in favor, 13 against, 10 abstentions and one absent (see list at end of document).
    The resolution was accepted by the Jews in Palestine, yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine and the Arab state.
    … … …
    Adopted at the 128th plenary meeting:
    In favour: 33
    Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Byelorussian S.S.R., Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukrainian S.S.R., Union of South Africa, U.S.A., U.S.S.R., Uruguay, Venezuela.
    Against: 13
    Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
    Abstained: 10
    Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.

    Partea urita a fost luarea cu forta a intregului teritoriu al Palestina/Israel. Proclamarea unilaterala a statului Israel a fost momentul in care arabii si evreii au devenit cu adevarat dusmani si s-a intrat pe o spirala violenta de actiune-reactiune.

    Astept de la oricare dintre voi comentarii pertinente si nu atacuri de joasa speta. Daca vrem sa intelegem istoria trebuie sa o studiem si sa ne raportam strict la fapte si date. Solutiile crizelor se regasesc in corecta intelegere a istoriei.

    Istoria nu raspunde la intrebari sentimentale si nici nu trateaza intimplarile individuale.

    Refuzul istoriei asa cum este ea pastrata in documente duce la ridicare de ziduri mentale. Ziduri ale rusinii.

    Romanian GeCAD To Sell Microsoft Antivirus Technology - de SB_one la: 25/01/2004 11:07:15
    (la: Jos palaria!)
    Subject: Romanian GeCAD To Sell Microsoft Antivirus Technology


    Dow Jones Business News
    Romanian GeCAD To Sell Microsoft Antivirus Technology
    Tuesday June 10, 10:44 am ET

    BUCHAREST -(Dow Jones)- Romania's GeCAD Software has reached an agreement with Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT

    - News) to sell the U.S company its antivirus technology, GeCAD said in a statement Tuesday.

    "The acquisition of GeCAD's technology will help secure customers by helping us deliver antivirus solutions for Microsoft products and services," the statement cited Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Business Unit at Microsoft, as saying.

    The details of the agreement will be made public Wednesday at a press conference in Bucharest.

    Bucharest-based GeCAD is a technology company specialized in providing antivirus solutions for all categories of users. The company markets its products under the brand "RAV AntiVirus", which protects more than 10 million users worldwide.

    Web sites:;

    -By Cristi Cretzan, Dow Jones Newswires; (4021) 210-8197;

    Crede in cel ce cauta Adevarul,
    Fereste-te de cel ce l-a gasit.
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    Pentru Spiderman - de Little Eagle la: 22/03/2004 20:10:25
    (la: SUFLETUL OMULUI - Ce-i aia?...)
    Imagineaza-ti un ocean,si acest ocean este format din picaturi de apa,acestea toate la un loc il fac ceea ce este.Imagineaza-ti ca esti una din aceste picaturi care insa nu stie constient cine este,stie doar ca ea in sine este o individualitate si ca in esenta ei reprezinta acest ocean...
    Hai sa zicem ca acest ocean este Dumnezeu ...el este atunci o multitudine de picaturi care il formeaza si tu ca picatura esti parte din EL!Tu esti un suflet din creatie.Tu esti in esenta divina a creatiei Dumnezeu!Nimeni NU iti va lua acest drept ce-l ai in tine de la inceputul creatiei universale.Trebuie sa fie revendicat de tine pt. ca intr-o anume viata sa devii oceanul insusi.
    Si acea picatura din ocean care esti este ...sufletul tau.
    Ai abordat un subiect f.f.f.complicat,pt. multi contradictoriu,este in fapt nici esoteric si nici surrealist si nici legat de religii,in adevar religia a scos multe texte din Biblie legate de reincarnare,la care insusi Isus a facut destule aluzii!
    E un subiect ce necesita MULTE pagini de scris,s-au scris destule mai aproape ori departe de adevar.In rest raman speculatii si filosofii de secole in literatura lumii si arta.

    Sufletul exista in tine si oricine,REMEMBER,esti una din picaturile oceanului!
    Gindeste si simte si vorbeste PRIN TINE,esti trupul de azi prin care isi face o noua experienta de viata,Nu este separat de tine ci exista prin tine.
    In drumul lui spre a se cunoaste sufletul va trece prin multe vieti si diverse experiente si chiar locuri diferite la poluri diferite,NU intimplator te nasti intr-o anume tara si NU intimplator ajungi sa traiesti in alta,si aici dam peste legea karmica.Unii numesc asta parte este adevarat in mare parte insa e
    ceva cu dimensiuni si concept de gindire mult mai greu de asimilat de intelectul uman.
    Sufletul TREBUIE sa treaca prin orice experiente posibile pt. a-si dobindi experienta de cunoastere si de a ajunge in unde a asta e
    ironia soartei lui.In alta viata ai fost negru,ori chinez etc.,chiar va trebui sa stii si o viata de a fi femeie nu doar de barbat si viceversa,in acest fel sufletul isi capata experienta vietii trecind prin atitea si mintea(computerul uman) inregistreaza TOTUL si la o noua viata va ascunde trecutul vietilor tale dar ele sint pastrate in creier!
    Ce-ar insemna daca azi am avea acces la toate vietile prin care am trecut? Am fi total paranoici!!!!N-am sti IN CE VIATA TRAIM!Creierul e ca un mare computer si cind vii intr-o noua viata ca nou nascut va ascunde trecutul.
    Uneori sint oameni ce merg la Dr. psihologi si intra in transa si isi aduc aminte de vieti trecute,de fapt nu ei ci cei ce au fost cindva in alte vieti=sufletul lor.

    Sufletul este NEMURITOR!
    va continua sa se reincarneze la infinit de este necesar si va trece prin ORICE experiente de viata prin trupul ales caci numai asa se poate recunoaste si treptat va ajunge la tinta finala care in fapt e un drum in cerc....picatura sa devina insusi oceanul!

    Conceptul de rai si iad NU EXISTA!!!Sint stari ale mintii umane.Astfel de ...locuri biblice NU EXISTA decit in mintea omului!!!!
    NU EXISTA DIAVOL ca atare...basme de adormit copii.Exista insa Dumnezeu!
    Pentru ca totul e mintal in esenta,daca real vei crede in o figura cu copite si coarne atunci vei CREDE ca exista!
    Am sa-ti spun ca totusi spirite exista,suflete ce inca nu s-au putut materializa ori sint pe punctul de a oface.Unele sint poate rele si altele se tin de smecherii,altele sint bune precum viata ultima in care au expirat si poate chiar fi cu secole in urma...e trist pt. ele si trebuie intelese.
    Simti in tine un spirit nereincarnat inca daca intri intr-o casa si ti se face aiurea pielea de gaina!Fi sigur ca ceva este acolo!!!
    Trebuie sa intelegi sufletul si sa nu fugi de el,nu trebuie sa-ti fie teama!
    Casa in care noi locuim este de peste 80 ani vechime si multe familii au trait in ea.Am ajuns la concluzia ca uneori sint spirite ce apar si fac giumbuslucuri,dar mi se par naturale si nu le dau importanta.
    Stiu ca poate nimeni nu m-ar crede,dar recent de ex. un colier al sotiei a ...disparut din un sertar si ea STIE precis ca l-a pus acolo!Ca sa fim siguri am cautat toata casa si nu am dat de el!
    Eu personal am simtit prezenta in casa a trei persoane,un batrin,o femeie la 40 ani si o fetita de vreo 9 ani,cred ca ea a luat colierul.Crezi ca-s nebun?
    Te asigur ca NU!
    Dar nu-mi pasa, stiu ca-s spirite bune si nu imi e teama de ele.Imi pare rau insa pt. ele ca nu si-au gasit inca un trup in care sa se reincarneze....crede-ma ca DUPA moarte e un fel de ...birou de asteptare....pina ce intri in alt trup nou...suna SCIFI?Atunci pune-ma in azilul de nebuni.

    Dupa ce mori,sufletul pleaca din corp dar e inca f.f.f.f mult legat de el si INCA NU STIE ca acel corp e mort!
    De aceea inca va sta in preajma lui pt. multe zile incercind a se"reuni " cu el si poate de aceea in religie si credinte se mentine corpul 3 zile pina la inmormintare.
    Unele suflete chiar viziteaza mormintele lor fiind atit de atasate de acel anume trup in care au trait .
    NU,sufletul NU se ridica nici la cer si nici ajunge in"iad"ori ...purgatoriu...!!!
    Inca e legat o vreme de trupul lasat in urma dar cu timpul va intra in contemplatie si treptat se va rupe de "realitate" si se va obisnui cu un nou ciclu de viata si o noua experianta in ALT TRUP.
    As zice ca si cum ai pleca din treptat iti faci o noua viata in Franta de ex.
    O alta dimensiune si o noua experienta,devii altcineva si totusi in esenta esti si ramii ACELASI!!!!Gindeste ca asa se petrece cu tine dupa ce vei "muri"ca suflet.
    NU exista MOARTE!La fel precum rai si iad este o abstractie mentala umana.
    REALA MOARTE va veni cindva ....atunci cind vei ajunge sa devii OCEANUL si nu este moarte ci existenta sublima in eternitate devenind...Dumnezeu si acesta e drumul....f.f.f.f.LUNG!!!

    Gindeste insa ca suflete exista oriunde in jurul tau in afar de oameni,sint animale si pasari si NU esti separat de ele pt. ca odata demult ai fost ele!Uita-te la ele si daca privesti cu atentie te vei vedea pe tine insuti si daca
    vei plinge,inseamna ca te-ai revazut in creatia asta toata din care NU numai ca faci parte dar ESTI ea insasi,o mica picatura care face alaturi de miliardele altele UN OCEAN!Sintem toti frati si surori ar trebui sa ne iubim mai mult si sa ne urim cit mai putin,am fi mult fericiti stiind ca in esenta sintem ACELASI

    "I have not come to teach but to awaken"
    Avatar Meher Baba
    God bless you!
    Va multumesc tutror pentru co - de Emi K la: 01/04/2004 14:41:36
    (la: Cat stai la computer si de ce?)
    Va multumesc tutror pentru comentarii. Concluzia e ca intr-adevar computerul e o parte din viata noastra. Nu stiu daca ar trebui sa fim moderati in privanta folosirii lui. INtr-adevar, nu e bun pentru ochi, te oboseste, iti cam reduce activitatile sociale, nu prea mai poti scrie de mana cum scriai odata, dar pe de alta parte, who wants to life forever? Daca asta ne face fericiti si ne sustine exitenta, atunci asta e.

    Eu abia am inceput cu Photoshopul si cu grafica, si ma cam chinui sa gasesc niste tutoriale bune, ca pe-aici nu prea ai pe cine sa intrebi.

    Va doresc tutror o zi buna si va las sa va faceti in continuare treaba la computer.


    "Pe inima si pe gandurile mele numai eu sunt si voi fi stapan cat voi trai."
    Apostol Bologa (Liviu Rebreanu - "Padurea Spanzuratilor")
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    Leviathan, de Paul Austen. In - de alexbrie la: 16/04/2004 14:28:11
    (la: Ultima carte)
    Leviathan, de Paul Austen. Inca ma chinui sa o termin, printre picaturi.
    "It is bad luck to be superstitious"
    Would you like to read your name in Paris, London and New York? - de Dinu Lazar la: 22/04/2004 06:22:10
    (la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
    Dear Friend of Black and White Photography,

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    Then take part and win:
    your photo along with your name on the new AGFA MULTICONTRAST packages
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    and in addition one of 3 Hasselblad 501 CM cameras
    or other prizes

    Within the Subject "Move it!" AGFA is looking for the 12 best analogue black and white prints.

    All professional photographers, students of photography and enthusiastic amateurs are welcome to join the competition which is still running up to the 28th of May 2004.

    Further information as well as the entry form can be found at:

    Please, tell your colleagues and friends of our competition and forward this message!

    We are looking forward to lots of exciting high-quality photos.

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    It's not that I'm afraid to d - de mikhayah la: 23/04/2004 19:16:14
    (la: Viata gay...romaneasca!)
    It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

    Mai oameni buni, mai lasati biblia si coranul in pace...cum nu are cineva un argument, hopa la cartile sfinte. Sunt curios daca aceia care le invoca atat de asiduu ca litera a unei judecati divine (altminteri refuzate fiintei umane de cartile insesi) le aplica lor insilor, in viata de zi cu zi.
    Crestinii au ales demult credinta ca fiind o optiune personala, si nu ca temei de aruncat cu pietre.
    Cine doreste sa isi faca din religie un cod integral de viata (moral, social, politic) ar fi bine sa faca un 'upgrade' la Islamism.
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    Tonul - de relu la: 29/04/2004 09:00:40
    (la: tigani)

    I shouldn't have to explain to you, but...

    Toate punctele sondajului au ton de discriminare pe baza de rasa. Daca inlocuiesti cuvintul tigan cu unul din setul urmator: {jidan, negru, chinez, arab, spaniol}, iti poti imagina acest sondaj pe prima pagina a oricarui ziar mare dintr-o tara civilizata? Eu nu-mi imaginez.

    Daca vrei, putem produce o alta gramada de exemple de sondaje prin care am putea jigni pe multi de aici, in grup sau in mod individual. Dar gindeste-te bine ce haos s-ar deslantui.

    Totusi, eu inca astept un raspuns si o actiune din partea celui ce a propus sondajul; poate ca a fost pripit cind l-a pus.
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    Ode to all women - de Little Eagle la: 08/05/2004 18:51:17
    (la: De ce nu sunt femeile niciodata multumite?)

    " Our life together is so precious together
    We have grown,we have grown
    Although our love is still special
    Let's take a chance and fly away somewhere alone

    It's been too long since we took the time
    No-one's to blame,I know time flies so quickly
    But when I see you darling
    It's like we both are falling in love again
    It'll be just like starting over,starting over.

    Everyday we used to make it love
    Why can't we be making love nice and easy
    It's time to spread our wings and fly
    Don't let another day go by my love
    It'll be just like starting over,starting over.

    Why don't we take off alone
    Take a trip somewhere far,far away
    We'll be together all alone again
    Like we used in the early days
    Well,well,well darling

    It's been too long since we took the time
    No-one's to blame,I Know time flies so quickly
    But when I see you darling
    It's like we both are falling in love again
    It'll be just like starting over,starting over.

    Our life together is so precious together
    We have grown,we have grown
    Although our love is still special
    Let's take a chance and fly away somewhere..."

    Lyrics and song-John Lennon

    Draga tty,ti-am raspuns la subiect.


    to ozzy - de Belle la: 18/05/2004 11:55:29
    (la: Despre viata si moarte)
    mie una mi-e frica de moarte, asa de frica ca-mi ingheata spinarea cand ma gandesc la ea .... si nu pentru ca eu n-as mai fi ci pentru ceea ce las in urma realizand ca nu voi mai putea fi alaturi sa protejez si sa ajut ... si mai mi-e frica de moartea "clinica", cred ca e ingrozitor sa realizezi ca n-ai murit (desi toti au crezut asa) si ca nu mai poti face nimic decat sa-ti "privesti" sfarsitul...

    cam macabru subiectul, dar ai cerut pareri.....

    poate c-ar trebui sa creez a o noua conferinta: "ati vrea sa fiti nemuritori" ;) (ma mai gandesc la asta.......)

    p.s. with all due respect for Crazy Horse.... no day is a good day to die :(

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