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84 Charing Cross Road - de Cassandra la: 14/05/2006 14:48:02
(la: Cele mai bune filme)
de curind hoinarind prin librarii, am dat peste o carte delicioasa - corespondenta excentrica si plina de farmec initiata in 1949 intre o tinara scriitoare americana autodidacta dar practic necunoscuta (Helene Hanff) si Marks & Co, libraria de pe 84 Charing Cross Road din Londra. Este o carte despre pasiunea pentru carti. Pentru HH, micuta librarie din Londra era o adevarata comoara de unde putea sa obtina volume greu de gasit la un pret modest. Cu timpul tonul scrisorilor intre HH si personalul librariei capata nuante de intimitate amoroasa.
Apoi am aflat ca dupa carte s-a facut un film cu Anne Bancroft si Anthony Hopkins pe care odata ce citisem cartea nu am rezistat sa nu-l cumpar. Dragut. Daca aveti ocazia, sa-l vedeti. Sau macar sa cititi cartea cu care HH s-a facut in cele din urma cunoscuta :)

Take this waltz - de Daniel Racovitan la: 08/12/2003 03:47:22
(la: Cohen)
Uite o piesa, nush' dac'ai ascultat-o, e superbissima: "Take this waltz"... O pun pe picior de egalitate cu "Dance me..."
Un colaj de imagini halucinant, o [poezie] de [dragoste] deosebita:


"TAKE THIS WALTZ
--after Lorca

Now in Vienna there's ten pretty women
There's a shoulder where Death comes to cry
There's a lobby with nine hundred windows
There's a tree where the doves go to die
There's a piece that was torn from the morning
And it hangs in the Gallery of Frost
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take this waltz with the clamp on its jaws

Oh I want you, I want you, I want you
On a chair with a dead magazine
In the cave at the tip of the lily
In some hallways where love's never been
On a bed where the moon has been sweating
In a cry filled with footsteps and sand
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take its broken waist in your hand

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
Dragging its tail in the sea

There's a concert hall in Vienna
Where your mouth had a thousand reviews
There's a bar where the boys have stopped talking
They've been sentenced to death by the blues
Ah, but who is it climbs to your picture
With a garland of freshly cut tears?
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take this waltz it's been dying for years


There's an attic where children are playing
Where I've got to lie down with you soon
In a dream of Hungarian lanterns
In the mist of some sweet afternoon
And I'll see what you've chained to your sorrow
All your sheep and your lilies of snow
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
With its "I'll never forget you, you know!"

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz ...

And I'll dance with you in Vienna
I'll be wearing a river's disguise
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thighs
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
With the photographs there, and the moss
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty
My cheap violin and my cross
And you'll carry me down on your dancing
To the pools that you lift on your wrist
Oh my love, Oh my love
Take this waltz, take this waltz
It's yours now. It's all that there is."


Si iata si o comparatie cu poezia lui Lorca, dupa care Cohen spune ca s-a inspirat:
http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/waltz.htm
the Passion of the Christ de Mel Gibson: O marturie de credinta - de SB_one la: 18/04/2004 14:10:33
(la: Filmul "The Passion of the Christ" si antisemitismul)
the Passion of the Christ de Mel Gibson: O marturie de credinta

Pr. Claudiu Bãrbut

Pe data de 15 martie 2004, actorul Jim Caviezel, care a avut rolul principal în filmului The Passion of the Christ a lui Mel Gibson, a fost primit de cãtre Sfântul Parinte. Seara, actorul a dorit sã prezinte el insuºi filmul intregii Curii Romane prezente in aula amfiteatrului Regina Apostolorum al Ateneului Pontifical. Am avut marea ocazie sã vãd acest film în avanpremierã ºi sã stau de vorbã cu actorul Jim Caviezel la sfârºitul proiecþiei. A fost o experienþa extraordinarã pe care aº dori s-o împãrtãºesc în aceste câteva rânduri.

Jim Caviezel:

“Interpretarea rolului lui Isus m-a ajutat sa-L cunosc mai bine pe Mantuitorul”
“Nu m-am gandit niciodata de ce, cand eram mic, imi placea mult sportul, in mod special baschetul. Am crezut, pana nu de mult, ca voi ajunge un bun atlel. Cand eram adolescent, in perioada cautarilor, m-am dus la tatal meu si i-am spus: 'Cred ca Domnul ma chiama sa fac un lucru deosebit in viata, insa nu descopar inca ce anume trebuie sa fac. Simt ca ma chiama, insa nu stiu in ce directie sa merg'. Tatal meu mi-a raspuns: 'Poate te chiama sa fii preot'. Anii care au urmat nu au confirmat cuvintele tatalui meu, insa crescand, parintii m-au ajutat sa descopar - in Biserica Romano-Catolica - darul credintei in Isus. Cu anii am descoperit ºi calitati proprii, in mod special talentul de a intepreta. Am inceput sa ma pregatesc pentru a fi actor, totul mergea fantastic, am crescut din toate punctele de vede si am ajuns la Hollywood unde...reputatie, faima si glorie (pamanteasca).
Intr-o zi primesc un telefon de la managerul lui Mel Gibson: 'Sunteti cautat de Gibson pentru a interpreta un rol in care este esential sa stiti sa faceti Surf '. Am acceptat si m-am intalnit cu Mel Gibson…In primele minute regizorul mi-a vorbit despre surf si apoi m-a întrebat daca eu cred in Dumnezeu si ce cred eu despre Patimirea lui Cristos. Imediat mi-am dat seama ca surf-ul nu avea nici o legatura. Era numai un motiv. I-am raspuns: Vrei sa fac rolul lui Isus? El nu mi-a spus nimic si mi-a lasat timp de gandire pana a doua zi.
Primesc un telefon a doua zi de la el. 'Cine e?' 'Mel', raspunde. 'Mel si mai cum?' intreb. 'Mel...Cross'. 'In acest caz eu sunt Isus Cristos', am raspuns. Mel a inceput sa-mi spuna ca acest rol este dificil, incomod, ca imi pot ruina cariera de actor, ca o sa fiu luat in ras de colegii mei actori de la Hollywood. A incercat sa ma convinga sa nu accept acest rol, însa am decis contrariul.
Astfel am descoperit ca sporturile pe care le-am facut, evolutia pe care am avut-o din punct de vedere uman si artistic au avut un anume scop: acela de a putea interpreta acest rol crucial din viata mea. Nu a fost usor: chiar din punct de vedere fizic a fost un rol extenuant. Mi-am amintit ca Mel imi povestea ca a avut momente dificile in viata, odata ajungand chiar in pragul sinuciderii, insa credinta in Isus l-a salvat. Atunci a promis Domnului ca va face un film pentru ca el, si poate si altii de langa el, sa poata pretui marele dar al Mantuirii.”

Experienta personala de intalnire cu Jim Caviezel

-         Acest film te-a ajutat sa cresti in credinta? l-am intrebat la sfarsitul filmului pe Jim Caviezel. Iata ce mi-a raspuns:

-Da, si cred ca foarte mult. Am avut o ocazie privilegiata de a ma apropia de cuvantul lui Isus, de a avea o comuniune speciala cu El. Cand am inceput filmarile mi-am dat seama ca fiecare minut insemna o noua sansa de a ma apropia de Mantuitorul. Am inceput sa studiez latina si aramaica. Nu eram pregatit si stiam ca am nevoie de ajutorul Sau ca sa-l pot face cunoscut. Prietenii mei preoti m-au ajutat sa inteleg si sa ma rog. Stiam ca nu as fi putut sa intereptez acest rol fara ajutorul lui Isus si al Mamei sale Sfinte. Intrarea in comuniune cu Dumnezeu m-a ajutat sa trec bariere umane pe care nu credeam ca sunt capabil sa le depasesc: frigul pana la congelare, biciurea si oboseala fizica pana la extenuare. In zilele in care am filmat momentul crucificarii, a trebuit sa raman pe cruce ore intregi. Datorita frigului si a pozitiei, nu eram capabil sa mananc. Au fost zile in care m-am hranit numai cu Trupul Domnului, dimineata, la Sfanta Liturghie. I-am cerut in acele momente, precum si in toate zilele cat au durat filmarile, sa ma ajute sa-l comunic lumii pe El si nu pe mine ca protagonist

-         Astazi a fost o zi speciala pentru tine?

- Absolut. Dimineata am avut marea onoare de a-l intalni pe Sfantul Parinte si de a-i multumi pentru tot ceea ce face. I-am marturisit ca pentru mine el a fost un model de curaj care mi-a dat forta in momentele dificile. Ma aflu in acesta aula in fata multor cardinali, episcopi, preoti si surori si sunt emotionat. Va multumesc pentru tot ceea ce faceti, pentru ca v-ati oferit viata Domnului, pentru marturia voastra de credinta.
Voi sunteti eroii mei si veti ramane astfel pentru totdeauna in sufletul meu. Rugati-va pentru mine.

Filmul

In timp ce Jim Caviezel urca scarile amfiteatrului, pe ecranul panoramic incepea proiectia filmului. Umbra actorului proiectata pe ecran disparea cu fiecare treapta urcata, pentru a da spatiu unicului portagonist al acestui film: Isus Cristos.
Muzica, atmosfera apasatoare, imaginea Mantuitorului, suferinta de pe fata sa ne-a proiectat in cateva secunde in realitatea din Getsemani.
Ritmul imaginilor, putinele cuvintel rostite in limba aramaica ne-a predispus spre o profunda meditatie.
Fiecare detaliu devine un element important in realizarea simfoniei Mantuirii, stiind bine noi toti ca ultima parte a acestei simfonii nu este Crucea si Invierea.
Toate personajele traiesc momentul patimii intr-o continua tensiune care se dovedeste a fi benefica pentru unii, iar pentru altii un cosmar.
Maria,intepretata de actrita romanca de origine evreiasca Maia Morgenstern, este tot timpul alaturi de fiul sau pe drumul Clavarului. Ea reprezinta imaginea durerii dar si a bucuriei de a fi mama. Gesturile sublime si pline de gingasie din copilaria si adolescenta lui Isus cristalizeaza dragostea de mama si forta credintei. Imi amintesc cu placere de cuvintele lui Jim Caviezel care, afland ca sunt un preot din Romania mi-a spus: “Maia Morgenstein este si ea romanca. O femeie extraodinara si o actrita deosebita. A fost pentru mine un privilegiu s-o cunosc si sa pot interpreta Patimirea lui Isus langa o persoana din poporul lui Isus, dar dintr-o cultura a Europei rasaritene. A interpretat rolul Mariei sublim.”
Maria Magdalena, intepretata de Monica Belluci, participa alaturi de Mama lui Isus la drama Calvarului.
Titlul filmului ne arata intentia autorului de a se concentra mai mult asupra Patimirii, asupra misterului Mantutirii noastre prin cruce, insa mesajul este clar: acela al vietii si sperantei. Sangele preotios a lui Cristos varsat in curtea lui Pontiu Pilat la biciure, pe drumul Clavarului ºi pe Cruce este pretul mantuirii noastre.
Giulgiul in care era infasurat Mantuitorul se goleste si trupul sau se ridica de la pamant pentru a lua locul la drepta Tatalui. Iar fetele tuturor celor care au sperat in El se insenineaza, se umplu de lumina, de pace si de viata.

Concluzie

The Passion of the Christ vizionat cu ochii credintei te patrunde in profundul sufletului, te face sa constientizezi marele dar al mantuirii dat noua prin Cristos, stimulandu-te sa meditezi asupra vietii tale, asupra lucrurilor realizate pana acum si a celor pe care trebuie sa le infaptuiesti, in lumina marelui dar al credintei primite la botez. Este o ocazie care ni se ofera si prin care noi putem sa ne apropiem mai mult de realitatea credintei noastre, ocazie la care noi putem sa raspundem cu un act de credinta, facand viata nostra asemeni cu cea a lui Cristos.

Claudio Barbut
claudiob27@hotmail.com




SB
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Fratilor - de Dinu Lazar la: 13/05/2004 15:32:46
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Fratilor mei fotografi, care dau cu citeala pe aici uneori da` nu scriu un rind pen`ca ii doare deshtu pe tastatura, le transmit mesajul unui amic de pe o lista de discutii; cine are urechi de auzit, sa inteleaga, cine nu, asta e...

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Love him or hate him, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld provided a powerful endorsement for the value of photographs during his Congressional testimony this week. When asked why earlier written warnings of prisoner abuse issued by the International Red Cross hadn't stirred the same response as the recent photos have, Rumsfeld replied, "It's the photographs that gives one the vivid realization of what actually took place . . . words don't do it."
An official with Amnesty International (whose name I didn't catch) was also recorded saying, "pictures are crucial for getting the public turned on to the story."

Remember these words the next time an editor asks you to sign away your copyright, offers you a token sum because, "it won't run very large" or, "we NEVER pay more than that," or tries to tell you that they can probably just
find something from stock to "fill the space." Human beings' ability to
draw pictures predates our ability to read and write by tens, even hundreds, of thousands of years. And even in this age of image overload and digital everything, photographs still remain one of the most powerful forms of communication.

Go out and make good images, and don't let anyone diminish their value.
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I see myself already on the cross - de Little Eagle la: 26/05/2004 15:16:45
(la: I'm back...)
Draga si scumpa sora,LMC,

Am scris fratelui Florin si atat,sper sa apara textul,uitasem sa ma inregistrez....si poate voi aparea ca anonim.

Cum am scris,cele 2 pedepse din urma le fac mereu,nu ca pedepse,ci din suflet,prima insa....Mai bine pune-ma la torturile lui Christ din filmul lui Mel Gibson,le accept ca un brave warrior,dar sa votez pt. Bush....niciodata!!!!

Te iubesc mult si din suflet,

Love&peace,
Ozzy(Little Eagle Who Cries)






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Gopo - de Little Eagle la: 16/08/2004 21:25:19
(la: Mitul dualitatii)
Bro,
Listen,poate multi nu vor vedea o legatura intre textul tau si cuvintele cantecului ce redau jos,dar ele exista daca stii sa vezi.

MOTORHEAD,albumul "Bastards" din 1993,desigur ca Lemmy Kilmister e compozitor si vocal...nu se poate sa nu fi auzit cineva de acest grup pornit in 1976...au deschis concerte pt. Black Sabbath....dar oare cine nu?Nu o sa credeti cei ce veti citi,dar si grupuri ca YES si PINK FLOYD au deschis concerte la B.S.!

Deci cantecul este numit "Bastards":

I saw the millions,the naked and the dead
I saw the city streets running bloody red
I saw a thousand bombers circle in the sky
I saw the firestorm fifty stores high
I saw a hundred thousand scream and burn
I saw the armored wheels grind and turn
Universal soldier,doomed to live and tell
Fight and die forever,burn in bloody hell.

Death or glory death or glory
March forever in the sound and fury
Death or glory death or glory

Blood and iron it's the same old story
I held the Iron Cross,first class with the swords
I marched with Hitler down the bloody road of war
I was at Jutland loading'till the gun was hot
Killed at Trafalgar without firing a shot,
I was at Moscow burning in my tank
I was at Shiloh,marching in the ranks
I was a sturbannfuhrer fighting in Berlin
I was a Russian hero dying for Stalin.

Blood and iron it's the same old story
Die forever in the sound and fury
Death and glory death and glory(2X)

I swung a saber and I was a young Hussar
I was a Cossack,fighting for the Czar
I was a Viking,Berserker from the North
A Roman Gladiator murdered just for sport
I was with Bonaparte,I died at Waterloo
I was a Frankish Knight,a Polish Jew
I was a Spartan in the Trojan Wars
I was a warrior for Crazy Horse.

Death or glory death or glory(4X)

The loner Survivor,but not comfort for me
Death or glory(2X)
Executioner,Judge and Jury
Death or glory death or glory(2X)
Auf Stehen"


LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy















































Pentru cei care citesc Engleza - de LMC la: 02/09/2004 01:20:55
(la: Cum sa devii un liberal de nota 10!)
Dupa cum multi dintre voi stiti saptamina asta se desfasoara conventia partidului Republican. Aseara Arnold Schwarzenegger a vorbit, iar astazi toate programele de radio si televizor si toate ziarele sau concentrat asupra speech-ului lui Arnold. Cei care doresc sa afle ce a spus mai jos puteti citi speech-ul lui. Tot aici puteti afla cine sint Republicanii si care este platforma partidului Republican. Citire placuta.

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thank you.

What a greeting! This is like winning an Oscar! ...As if I would know!

Speaking of acting, one of my movies was called "True Lies." It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.

My fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that a once-scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become Governor of California and stand in Madison Square Garden to speak on behalf of the President of the United States that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.

I was born in Europe ...and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship.

Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

Tonight, I want to talk about why I'm even more proud to be an American -why I'm proud to be a Republican and why I believe this country is in good hands.

When I was a boy, the Soviets occupied part of Austria. I saw their tanks in the streets .I saw communism with my own eyes. I remember the fear we had when we had to cross into the Soviet sector. Growing up, we were told, "Don't look the soldiers in the eye. Look straight ahead." It was a common belief that Soviet soldiers could take a man out of his own car and ship him off to the Soviet Union as slave labor.

My family didn't have a car -- but one day we were in my uncle's car. It was near dark as we came to a Soviet checkpoint. I was a little boy, I wasn't an action hero back then, and I remember how scared I was that the soldiers would pull my father or my uncle out of the car, and I'd never see him again. My family and so many others lived in fear of the Soviet boot. Today, the world no longer fears the Soviet Union and it is because of the United States of America!

As a kid I saw the socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left. I love Austria and I love the Austrian people - but I always knew America was the place for me.

In school, when the teacher would talk about America, I would daydream about coming here. I would sit for hours watching American movies transfixed by my heroes like John Wayne. Everything about America seemed so big to me so open, so possible.

I finally arrived here in 1968.I had empty pockets, but I was full of dreams. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism which is what I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes, and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air.

I said to my friend, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican!" And I've been a Republican ever since! And trust me, in my wife's family, that's no small achievement! I'm proud to belong to the party of Abraham Lincoln, the party of Teddy Roosevelt, the party of Ronald Reagan and the party of George W. Bush.

To my fellow immigrants listening tonight, I want you to know how welcome you are in this party. We Republicans admire your ambition. We encourage your dreams. We believe in your future. One thing I learned about America is that if you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.

Everything I have my career my success my family I owe to America. In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.

America gave me opportunities, and my immigrant dreams came true. I want other people to get the same chances I did, the same opportunities. And I believe they can. That's why I believe in this country, that's why I believe in this party and that's why I believe in this President.

Now, many of you out there tonight are "Republican" like me in your hearts and in your beliefs. Maybe you're from Guatemala. Maybe you're from the Philippines. Maybe Europe or the Ivory Coast. Maybe you live in Ohio Pennsylvania or New Mexico. And maybe just maybe you don't agree with this party on every single issue. I say to you tonight I believe that's not only okay that's what's great about this country. Here

we can respectfully disagree and still be patriotic still be American and still be good Republicans

My fellow immigrants, my fellow Americans how do you know if you are a Republican? I'll tell you how.

If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government...then you are a Republican! If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group... then you are a Republican! If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does... then you are a Republican! If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children ... then you are a Republican! If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world ... then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen ...if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism ... then you are a Republican!

There is another way you can tell you're a Republican. You have faith in free enterprise, faith in the resourcefulness of the American people ...and faith in the U.S. economy. To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: Don't be economic girlie men!

The U.S. economy remains the envy of the world. We have the highest economic growth of any of the world's major industrialized nations. Don't you remember the pessimism of twenty years ago when the critics said Japan and Germany were overtaking the U.S.? Ridiculous!

Now they say India and China are overtaking us. Don't you believe it! We may hit a few BUMPS -- but America always moves ahead! That's what Americans do!

We move prosperity ahead. We move freedom ahead. We move people ahead. Under President Bush, and Vice President Cheney, America's economy is moving ahead in spite of a recession they inherited and in spite of the attack on our homeland.

Now, the other party says there are two Americas. Don't believe that either. I've visited our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Germany, and all over the world. I've visited our troops in California, where they train before they go overseas. And I've visited our military hospitals. And I can tell you this: Our young men and women in uniform do not believe there are two Americas!

They believe we are one America and they are fighting for it! We are one America - and President Bush is defending it with all his heart and soul!

That's what I admire most about the President. He's a man of perseverance.

He's a man of inner strength. He is a leader who doesn't flinch, doesn't waiver, does not back down. My fellow Americans, make no mistake about it terrorism is more insidious than communism, because it yearns to destroy not just the individual but the entire international order.

The President didn't go into Iraq because the polls told him it was popular. As a matter of fact, the polls said just the opposite. But leadership isn't about polls. It's about making decisions you think are right and then standing behind those decisions. That's why America is safer with George W. Bush as President.

He knows you don't reason with terrorists. You defeat them. He knows you can't reason with people blinded by hate. They hate the power of the individual. They hate the progress of women. They hate the religious freedom of others. They hate the liberating breeze of democracy. But, ladies and gentlemen, their hate is no match for America's decency.

We're the America that sends out Peace Corps volunteers to teach village children.

We're the America that sends out missionaries and doctors to raise up the poor and the sick. We're the America that gives more than any other country, to fight AIDS in Africa and the developing world. And we're the America that fights not for imperialism but for human rights and democracy.

You know, When the Germans brought down the Berlin Wall America's determination helped wield the sledgehammers. When that lone, young Chinese man stood in front of those tanks in Tiananmen Square America's hopes stood with him. And when

Nelson Mandela smiled in election victory after all those years in prison America celebrated, too.

We are still the lamp lighting the world especially for those who struggle. No matter in what labor camp they slave no matter in what injustice they're trapped -- they hear our call ... they see our light ... and they feel the pull of our freedom. They come here as I did because they believe. They believe in US.

They come because their hearts say to them, as mine did, "If only I can get to America." Someone once wrote -"There are those who say that freedom is nothing but a dream." They are right. It's the American dream.

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people. And as Governor of the great state of California -- I see the best in Americans every day ... our police, our firefighters our nurses, doctors and teachers our parents.

And what about the extraordinary men and women who have volunteered to fight for the United States of America! I have such great respect for them and their heroic families.

Let me tell you about the sacrifice and commitment I've seen firsthand. In one of the military hospitals I visited, I met a young guy who was in bad shape. He'd lost a leg had a hole in his stomach ... his shoulder had been shot through.

I could tell there was no way he could ever return to combat. But when I asked him, "When do you think you'll get out of the hospital?" He said, "Sir, in three weeks." And do you know what he said to me then? He said he was going to get a new leg ... and get some therapy ... and then he was going back to Iraq to serve alongside his buddies! He grinned at me and said, "Arnold ... I'll be back!"

Ladies and gentlemen, America is back! back from the attack on our homeland- back from the attack on our economy back from the attack on our way of life. We're back because of the perseverance, character and leadership of the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush.

My fellow Americans ...I want you to know that I believe with all my heart that America remains "the great idea" that inspires the world. It's a privilege to be born here. It's an honor to become a citizen here. It's a gift to raise your family here to vote here and to live here.

Our president George W. Bush has worked hard to protect and preserve the American dream for all of us. That's why I say ... send - him - back to Washington for four more years!

Thank you, America -- and God bless you all!
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poeziile mele preferate... - de nebunica la: 29/11/2004 14:07:10
(la: Cele mai frumoase poezii)
1. E.E. Cummings - you said Is (XIII)

you said Is
there anything which
is dead or alive more beautiful
than my body,to have in your fingers
(trembling ever so little)?
Looking into
your eyes Nothing,i said,except the
air of spring smelling of never and forever.

....and through the lattice which moved as
if a hand is touched by a
hand(which
moved as though
fingers touch a girl's
breast,
lightly)
Do you believe in always,the wind
said to the rain
I am too busy with
my flowers to believe,the rain answered




2. E.E. Cummings - i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)



3. Edgar Allan Poe - Alone

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view


4. E.E. Cummings - I Am A Beggar Always


i am a beggar always
who begs in your mind

(slightly smiling, patient, unspeaking
with a sign on his
chest
BLIND)yes i

am this person of whom somehow
you are never wholly rid(and who

does not ask for more than
just enough dreams to
live on)
after all, kid

you might as well
toss him a few thoughts

a little love preferably,
anything which you can't
pass off on other people: for
instance a
plugged promise-

the he will maybe (hearing something
fall into his hat)go wandering
after it with fingers;till having

found
what was thrown away
himself
taptaptaps out of your brain, hopes, life
to(carefully turning a
corner)never bother you any more



5. e.e. cummings - the boys i mean are not refined

the boys i mean are not refined
they go with girls who buck and bite
they do not give a fuck for luck
they hump them thirteen times a night

one hangs a hat upon her tit
one carves a cross on her behind
they do not give a shit for wit
the boys i mean are not refined

they come with girls who bite and buck
who cannot read and cannot write
who laugh like they would fall apart
and masturbate with dynamite

the boys i mean are not refined
they cannot chat of that and this
they do not give a fart for art
they kill like you would take a piss

they speak whatever's on their mind
they do whatever's in their pants
the boys i mean are not refined
they shake the mountains when they dance



Ce spuneti de:
" Do you believe in always,the wind
said to the rain
I am too busy with
my flowers to believe,the rain answered..."?
Mpic de concluzie si mai mult de peisaje ... * - de Mihai Marincean la: 30/11/2004 22:02:13
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Hai sa adug si eu cei doi centi (devalorizati) ai mei:

Desi experienta mea provine din alt domeniu si nu din fotografie, cred ca e o chestie general valabila si se poate aplica cross-domain. Acu' ceva vreme am fi acceptat orice proiect si daca clientului nu i-ar fi convenit pretul cerut, am fi lasat din el, pe principiul "e mica da-i a noastra". In felul asta, am ajuns la un nivel la care lucram foarte mult, cistigurile stagnau (cu o tenta descendenta) si calitatea muncii era tot mai slaba. Deh, nu iti permiti sa faci opere de arta cind esti platit cu doi nasturi si o maslina. Nu mai vorbesc de clientii care, pe linga ca erau zgiriie brinza, mai aveau si pretentzii si nemultumiri. In fine, am hotarit sa ridicam preturile la un nivel care sa ne permita sa lucram mai putin dar mai bine. Eh, chestia e ca au crescut de citeva ori comenzile, banii sint mai multi, toti clientii sint multumiti si recomandarile curg intr-una.

Morala: nu ai decit doua variante: ori accepti pretul pe care ti-l ofera, ori iti stabilesti un pret cu care esti multumit si care iti permite sa faci treaba de calitate. E chiar atit de simplu. Bineinteles, in primul caz iti va fi foarte greu sa cresti preturile la un moment dat, asta ca sa nu mai vorbim de recuperarea investitiei, cost of doing business sau licente (subiect sfint btw, chiar sint curios citi dintre cei care citesc aici au licente). In al doilea caz, exista posibilitatea ca lumea sa te ia in serios si sa incepi o cariera frumoasa, cu satisfactii pe toate planurile.

Dupa cum a spus si domnul Lazar, cere bani pe timpul tau, nu pe produs. Eu unul as trage toate cele 12 poze pentru calendar intr-o ora-doua. Ca incepator, 25-50 euroi pe ora nu e rau :)

Iar in legatura cu imaginile domnului Dipse, pot doar sa spun: cine se trezeste de dimineata, fotografii frumoase face. Felicitarile mele.
Pina si NAIVII stiu sa citeasca printre rinduri... - de romanul_vesel la: 10/01/2005 06:27:40
(la: Bush-Personalitatea Anului)
Salut Mario,

Sa stii ca nu ma supar daca ma numesti NAIV. Stiu ca in politica nu exista BLAK/WHITE dar ma ingrijoreaza cind incertitudinea si incompetenta ajunge la limite periculoase.

Motivul pentru care Bush Senior nu l-au eliminat pe Sadam dupa primul razboi din Gulf este ca nu avea un plan de succesiune pregatit si a sperat ca prin embargou economic populatia Irak-ului, aunsa la disperare, se va rascula impotriva regimului. Din nefericire ei nu au avut un ILIESCU.

Pentagonul a lucrat zece ani la programul de invazie a Irakului si la stabilirea unei succesiuni pentru Sadam. Din nefericire, nu si-au facut temele cum trebuie si acum s-au trezit cu o situatie pe care nu stiu cum sa o controleze. Nici un popor nu accepta o ocupatie straina.
Daca vrei sa te convingi de dificultatea in care se afla americanii la momentul de fata, citeste urmatorul comunicat de presa:
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United States officials are considering training home-grown militias to take up arms against the persistent militant insurgency in Iraq, according to Newsweek magazine.

"What everyone agrees is that we can't just go on as we are [in Iraq]," a senior US military officer told the magazine.

"We have to find a way to take the offensive against the insurgents. Right now, we are playing defence and we are losing," the official said.

In El Salvador, the US Government under then-president Ronald Reagan supported "nationalist" hit squads that killed rebels as well as their supporters and leftist sympathisers.

Many US conservatives consider the policy to have been a success despite the bloodshed, Newsweek reports.

The magazine, quoting military officials familiar with the discussions, reports that one proposal is to send US Special Forces teams to advise, support and perhaps train Iraqi squads to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathisers.

The magazine went on to say that it remains unclear whether the policy would endorse assassination or so-called "snatch" operations, in which targets are sent to secret facilities for interrogation.

The squads, likely to be especially chosen Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen, would even cross the border into Syria, Newsweek reported.

One holdover from the Reagan era with Central American experience is the current US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, who was ambassador to Honduras in the 1980s.

Honduras fought its own "dirty war" against leftist insurgents.

-AFP

Source: AFP
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Daca vor face greseala sa se ameste in Syria asta va declansa un conflict similar cu un razboi mondial. Syria este deja pregatita pentru un razboi si Iran isi va da seama ca singura lor sansa este sa nu astepte pina ce vor fi atacati. Si atunci unde ajungem? Nimeni nu spune ca Syria sau Iran ar avea destula putere militara sa se opuna Americii. Intrebarea este daca economia Americana, deja stresata la limita, mai are puterea de a sustine un razboi de asa magnitudine?!... Stim foarte bine ca nici un imperiu nu a rezistat peste timpuri si ca balanta puterilor, in lume, s-a schimbat dupa marile razboaie.

Alex
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The new priest is nervous abo - de Horia D la: 21/01/2005 17:23:49
(la: Un nou forum: "Bancuri, glume, poante...")
The new priest is nervous about hearing confessions, so he
asks an older priest to sit in on his sessions.

The new priest hears a couple confessions, then the old priest
asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.

The old priest suggests, "Cross you arms over your chest and
rub your chin with one hand."

The new priest practices this in order to be comfortable with it.

The old priest suggests, "Try saying things like, 'I see,' 'yes,'
'go on,' 'I understand,' and 'how did you feel about that?'"

The new priest says those things, trying them out.

The old priest says, "Now, don't you think that's a little better than
slapping your knee and saying, 'No $h!t! What happened next?'"
Cat valoreaza fotografia ? Raspuns: 60 $ - de Dinu Lazar la: 15/02/2005 07:57:19
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Cit ar valora fotografiile de teatru in cazul acesta, imagini folosite pentru o pagina pe web?
Atit cit o sa ceara fotografii europeni care o sa vina repejor sa mature cu cei de aici acushilea, gasiti cu garda jos, inculti economic vorbind si in cearta continua, in doi trei ani:


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Banii astia, in lipsa culturii economice la fotografii romani, ramin la clienti, carora le uram multa sanatate si gipane multe la scara padurii de viloaie cumparate din iata, micile economii.
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pai... - de rembrandt la: 19/02/2005 15:20:59
(la: IUBIREA MEA ESTI TU DOAR TU......)

samadhi, pentru cultura ta generala... am scris si eu o poezie de dragoste... (de fapt am scris chiar mai multe... care la prima vedere n-au nimic 'a face' cu dragostea...- iti dau un exemplu : l'oras cross la riviere. E pe site-ul asta. ) Si uite... daca nu ma crezi... iti dau aici mai jos o poezie de-a mea de dragoste. Ca sa te conving din nou ca dragostea vesnica nu e niciodata vesnica...



buna dimineata, iubito
am inceput de-o vreme sa deprind un obicei nou...
sa mai raman o vreme in pat dupa ce ma trezesc.
intre asternuturile calde si cu muzica de la radio in surdina
nu mi te poate lua nimeni...

diminetile esti mereu langa mine; te iau in brate,
ma certi ca lenevesc... sau ca sunt somnoros ciufulit si adorabil
de-ti vine sa ma saruti tot

vreau atit de mult din tine... cu tine
vreau sa te sarut, sa te descopar, sa te alint, sa te iubesc

sa-mi aranjezi gulerul de la camasa, sa ma tachinezi,
sa te alinti de mine, sa te lipesti de pieptul meu, sa ma inveti cu mainile,
sa-mi stii fiecare dunga.

sa ma joc cu tine in nisip, sa mancam impreuna,
sa-mi culegi cu limba un pic de inghetata din coltul gurii,

sa facem dragoste pana mirosi a mine...

sa ne plimbam ore in sir
sa-mi arati Bucurestiul, sa-ti arat Constanta.
sa citim amandoi, unul langa altul, tragand cu ochiul la celalalt

sa mergem sa cumparam struguri albi si mari
sa iti dau sa mananci boaba cu boaba iar tu sa imi saruti degetele pe rand;
sa-mi simti privirile pe tine,
sa iti simt mainile pe mine

sa te joci cu mana in parul meu,
sa-ti spun "ce fusta frumoasa ti-ai luat" si sa vreau sa te dezbrac
de cum te vad

sa ne bronzam frumos
si cand te dezbrac sa rad de pielea ta alba de sub cupa sutienului,
sa te iau din gara joi sau vineri seara si sa avem lumea noastra
pentru cateva zile...

sa fii a mea, sa fiu al tau
iar restul sa vina natural si frumos... ca noi

te sarut, draga mea... si abia astept in cateva ore sa-mi bipaie telefonul



________
keep it simple...
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scuzele pentru ortografie nu-s destule - de Dan Manoliu la: 23/06/2005 21:42:41
(la: "Ce bine e sa fi desptept si in acelasi timp si roman")
? 1827 - Petrache Poenaru, membru al Academiei Romane si unul dintre organizatorii învatamântului national inventeaza predecesorul stiloului modern: ?condei portaret, fara sfârsit, alimentându?se singur cu cerneala?
Homer had a long lasting writing pen made of reed.
Da Vinci drew improvements ..
Etc…

? 1858 - Bucuresti - primul oras din lume iluminat cu petrol si prima rafinare a petrolului.
Romans had full streets in Rome lighted with torches and with heated sidewalks so that Roman ladies feet do not freeze …
Baltimore in 1816 was the first city to light its streets with gas. ...
Soon much of America, as well as other countries were lighted by gas
First oil refining was done in Ploiesti (not Bucuresti) by Enhlish engineers 1n 1856 … at the time when America found its first oil field … We were ahead here!!!

? 1880 - Dumitru Vasescu - construieste automobilul cu motor cu aburi.
In 1769, the very first self-propelled road vehicle was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (1725 - 1804). Cugnot used a steam engine to power his vehicle, built under his instructions at the Paris Arsenal by mechanic Brezin. It was used by the French Army to haul artillery at a whopping speed of 2 1/2 mph on only three wheels. The vehicle had to stop every ten to fifteen minutes to build up steam power. The steam engine and boiler were separate from the rest of the vehicle and placed in the front (see engraving above). The following year (1770), Cugnot built a steam-powered tricycle that carried four passengers.

? 1881 Alexandru Ciurcu - obtine un brevet din Franta prin care prevede posibilitatea zborului cu reactie.
The earliest rockets were almost certainly Chinese—there is little doubt that the Chinese first developed “black powder,” the basic propellant used in rockets. The combination of salt-peter, charcoal, and sulphur was probably used in fireworks by the Chinese centuries before Christ lived, but the only written records available are dated well into the Middle Ages.
Mongols besieging the city of Kaifeng in 1232 used arrows propelled by rockets (though primarily as a psychological weapon).
Knowledge about rocketry seems to have moved with the Mongol invasions—the Arabs are seen as having developed rockets by the thirteenth century and are reported as having used them against Saint Louis in the Seventh Crusade; the Italians were experimenting with rockets by the fifteenth century. A major refinement in the formula for black powder was made in the thirteenth century by Roger Bacon; this resulted in the creation of gunpowder.
All of those people dreamt of sending people to the moon on the tail of a rocket … Even Cyrano de Bergerac (the real one) did that in a poem …
Conrad Hass (1551-1579), German, an artillery engineer and chief of arsenal of the town of Sibiu. Hass wrote about the construction and the flight tests of multistage rockets, apparently the earliest writings in existence about the science of rocket engineering. How about that???


? 1885 Victor Babes - realizeaza primul tratat de bacteriologie din lume.
May be correct partially… but Pasteur discovered every single entry from the Babes book…see below. I included some additional date for comparison and scale … The Babes Treaty is a list of the following discoveries … And Pasteur is one of many …
1839: Departure to the Royal College of Besançon 1840: Successful candidate for the literature baccalauréat in Besançon. Maître d'études at the College of Besançon 1842: Successful candidate for the mathematical sciences baccalauréat in Dijon 1843: Accepted at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris 1845: Bachelor of Science 1846: Appointed physics professor at the Tournon high school (Ardèche), but stays on at the Ecole Normale Supérieure as a qualified demonstrator. Study of crystals 1847: Doctor of Science 1848: Appointed physics professor at the Dijon high school. Appointed substitute chemistry professor at the science university of Strasbourg.
Research on dimorphism. Historic paper on the distinction between sodium ammonium paratartrate and tartrate. 1849: Pasteur's wedding with Miss Marie Laurent, daughter of the Strasbourg University rector.
Research on the specific properties of the two acids that make up racemic acid. 1851: Paper by Pasteur on aspartic and malic acids. 1852: New research on relationships that can exist between crystalline forms, chemical composition and the direction of rotatory polarisation. 1853: Pasteur is made Knight of the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour. He obtains the prize of the Pharmacy Society of Paris for the synthesis of racemic acid. Paper on the discovery of the transformation of tartaric acid into racemic acid, discovery of the optically inactive tartaric acid. 1854: Pasteur is nominated Dean of the University of Science at Lille. 1855: Beginning of studies on fermentation, presentation in Lille of a paper on amyl alcohol. 1856: Beginning of researches on alcoholic fermentation. 1857: Appointed administrator of the Ecole Normale and director of scientific studies of this school. Paper on lactic fermentation. Paper on alcoholic fermentation. 1858: Installation of his laboratory in the attic of the Ecole Normale in Paris, rue d'Ulm Survey by Pasteur on so-called "spontaneous" generations. 1859: Experimental physiology prize from the Academy of Science for his work on fermentations. 1860: Air sampling at Arbois to investigate the issue of so-called "spontaneous" generation. Examination of the doctrine of so-called "spontaneous" generation. 1861: Jecker prize from the Academy of Science for his work on fermentations. Publication in the bulletin of the Chemistry Society of Paris of all his results on vinegar.
1862: Election at the Academy of Science (mineralogy section). Studies on mycoderma and on the role of these plants in acetic fermentation. Alhumbertprize for his research on spontaneous generation. 1863: Napoléon III asks Pasteur to study wine diseases Studies on wine - the influence of air oxygen on vinification. Nominated Professor of Applied Geology, Physics and Chemistry at the National College of Fine Arts 1864: Installation of a laboratory at Arbois for his research on wine 1865: Practical process for improving wine conservation. Studies on silkworm diseases, work on pasteurisation. 1866: Publication of the paper "Studies on wine". Publication of an essay on the scientific work of Claude Bernard. 1867: Creation of a physiological chemistry laboratory at the Ecole Normale. Appointed Professor of organic chemistry at the Sorbonne. Great Prize from the Universal Exhibition for his studies on wine. Resignation from his administrative duties at the Ecole Normale. 1868: Degree as a medical doctor at the University of Bonn. Pasteur suffers from a stroke affecting his left side. Commander of the Legion of Honour. Publication of his studies on vinegar. 1870: Publication of his studies on silkworm diseases. 1871: Studies on beer. 1873: Elected Member of the Academy of Medicine 1876: Publication of his studies on beer. 1877: Paper on the alteration of urine. Studies on anthrax. Studies on septicaemia. 1878: Nominated Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.
Publication of the paper "Germ theory and its applications to medicine and surgery". Papers on chicken cholera.
Research on gangrene, septicaemia and puerperal fever 1879: Paper on plague. Discovery of immunisation by attenuated cultures. 1880: Becomes Member of the Central Society of Veterinary Medicine. Paper on virulent diseases (Pasteur introduces the principle of attenuated-virus vaccines). Beginning of his research on rabies. 1881: Nominated Grand Cross Holder of the Legion of Honour. Anthrax vaccine. Work on yellow fever near Bordeaux.
Election to the French Academy. 1882: Paper on contagious pleuropneumonia of horned animals. Studies on swine erysipelas. 1883: Vaccination against swine erysipelas using an attenuated-virus vaccine. 1884: New communications on rabies. Communication on pathogenic microbes and attenuated-virus vaccines at the Copenhagen Congress. Pasteur presents the general principle of vaccinations against virulent diseases. 1885: First anti-rabies vaccination on a human being

? 1886 Alexandru Ciurcu - construieste prima ambarcatiune cu reactie.
It’s more complicated, Ciurcu e numai un participant … one of two; also, educated in France.
Desire and Victoire Piot (A late eighteenth century French engineer / inventor and the origins of the Vapour Pulse Jet) probably fled France on the out break of the Franco–Prussian war in 1870 finally arriving in London where he tested his first successful pulse jet boats. Desire Piot could well have been inspired by a rocket powered boat developed by Just Buisson and Ciurcu. Not so successful demonstrations of their jet boat on the river Seine in Paris took place from August to December 1886 for the benefit of the French Ministry of Defense.


? 1887 C. I. Istrate - Friedelina si franceinele.
Correct!!!

? 1895 D. Hurmuzescu - descopera electroscopul.
Jean Antoine Nollet (1700–1770) was a clergyman and physicist. In 1748, Nollet invented one of the first electrometers, the electroscope, which detected the presence of electric charge by using electrostatic attraction and repulsion. Nollet later wrote a theory on electrical attraction and repulsion based on the existence of a continuous flow of electrical matter between charged bodies and became the the first professor of experimental physics at the University of Paris.
Many others including George Washington did the same before our guy … 1755 or so …

? 1899 C.I. Istrate - o noua clasa de coloranti.
Maybe …

? 1900 Nicolae Teclu - becul cu reglarea curentului electric si gaz.
Are you serious??? “Becul de labborator cu reglarea curentului de AER si gaz”; big difference!!!
How about Bunsen? Premix (meaning air and gas) burners were the first purpose-designed burners, and they can be traced back more than 100 years to the Bunsen and similar laboratory burners. A premix burner system really consists of two key components, the burner head or nozzle, and the gas-air mixing device that feeds it. In some cases they're built as a single unit. The mixer uses the energy of a pressurized stream of air and/or gas to mix the two and present them to the burner nozzle, which provides an ignition and anchoring point for the flame and controls its shape.

? 1904 Emil Racovita - fondatorul biospeologiei.
Absolutely correct!!!

? 1905 Augustin Maior - telefonia multipla.
AT&T 1902 … also Bell Laboratoryes …

? 1906, 18.03 - Traian Vuia - avionul cu tren de aterizare pe roti cu pneuri; cu ?Vuia I? acesta reuseste prima decolare fara sa foloseasca nici un mijloc ajutator, numai cu aparate aflate la bord (în fapt, primul avion din istorie).
Are you serious?
The first powered heavier-than-air flight took place in 1890 (Clement Ader, steam engine on bat-winged monoplane, 60 yards). The Wrights' 1903 flight (300 yards) was the first photographed heavier-than-air flight. [Correction: not quite true; there exist photos of Lilienthal's non-powered heavier-than-air flights in the 1890s.] After the advent of relatively light combustion engines (such as Benz, Otto, Diesel), other pioneers pursued similar approaches, but no photographs were taken by Richard Pearse (New Zealand, March 1903) and Karl Jatho (August 1903). Finally, the Wrights needed headwinds or catapults to start their planes, so they were not fully self-powered. But Brazil's Santos-Dumont was (1906, first official airplane flight).
Important stuff: Richard Pearse March 31, 1902. Accounts by witnesses of the flight vary, from "50 to 400 yards in length", but it seems most likely that it was around 350 yards long, and ending prematurely when the flying machine landed in a large hedge - 4 metres off the ground ! The aircraft was the first to use proper ailerons, instead of the inferior wing warping system that the Wright's used. The flying machine also had a modern tricycle type landing gear, thus negating the need for ramps, slides, or skids. Any suitable road would do. The flying machine was aerodynamically crude, for sure, but did the job on the day, and in fact for months afterwards. By the end of July 1903, Pearse had achieved flights of around one kilometre in length, and perhaps even more amazingly, some of them included turns ! An absolutely fantastic achievement for the time. Pearce also built the engine, which was estimated at about 15 - 22hp, but hampered by a much cruder propeller than the Wright's machine.

? 1906 A.A. Beldiman - aparatul hidraulic cu dalta de percutie pentru sondaje adânci.
Tough to prove!!!

? 1908 Lazar Edeleanu ? primul procedeu de rafinare a produselor petroliere cu bioxid de sulf din lume, procedeu care ii poarta numele.
A good one!!! Oil helped us a lot in the first half of last century.

? 1908 Acad. Nicolaie Vasilescu-Karpen - ?pila Karpen", care functioneaza înca si produce curent electric, neîntrerupt, de aproape 100 de ani!
William Grove produced the first fuel cell in 1839 over 150 years ago. He based his experiment on the fact that sending an electric current through water splits the water into its component parts of hydrogen and oxygen. So, Grove tried reversing the reaction - combining hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity and water. This is the basis of a simple fuel cell. The term “fuel cell” was coined later in 1889 by Ludwig Mond and Charles Langer, who attempted to build the first practical device using air and industrial coal gas.

? 1910 iunie - Aurel Vlaicu - lanseaza primul avion din lume fuselat aerodinamic.
See also Rolland Garos and other Santos-Dumont financed … French aircraft … and … so… on …

? 1910 Tache Brumarescu - masina de taiat sulf.
So what? The Austrians have invented the sowing machine before that. So what. The English invented the automated knitting machines before that. So what?

? 1910 Stefan Procopiu - efectul circular al discontinuitatilor de magnetism.
Bohr-Procopiu magneton … amazing participation to highly sophisticated physics. An excellent one …

? 1910 Gh. Marinescu - tratamentul paraliziei generale.
Close but no cigar! It was alive and well in America before 1900 …

? 1910 Henri Coanda reuseste primul zbor al unui avion cu reactie (fabricatie proprie).
Correct!!! First and foremost, it is now being recognized as the first air-reactive engine (jet) aircraft, making its first and only flight October, 1910. ... in Paris (not Romania, of course).


? 1910 Ioan Cantacuzino - ? fenomenul Cantacuzino? (aglutinarea unor microbi).
How about this? First experiments with streptococcal agglutination Paul Moser and Bensaude, Le phenomene de l'agglutination des. microbes. Carre, Paris 1897. ...

? 1913-1916 Ioan Cantacuzino - vaccinarea antiholerica (metoda Cantacuzino)
Pasteur was known as the father of stereochemistry, but his contributions to microbiology and medicine were greater. Pasteur discovered anaerobic bacteria and two silkworm diseases. It was he who discovered that if you take a microbe that causes a particular disease, for instance, smallpox, and make a weakened form of it, that weakened smallpox microbe can be used to fight off the stronger smallpox microbes. Doctors now inoculate people against all kinds of diseases and, for a time, had almost eradicated smallpox. Pasteur also invented the anthrax vaccine, the cholera vaccine, and the rabies vaccine. He died in 1895.

? 1916 D. Danielopolu - actiunea hipertensiva a digitalei.
The man credited with the introduction of digitalis into the practice of medicine was William Withering. Withering was born in Wellington, Shropshire, England in 1741. He followed in the medical footsteps of his father who was an apothecary-surgeon. Withering received his MD degree in 1766. As an individual, William Withering was an extremely giving person. He would personally see and treat two or three thousand poor patients a year limiting him to making about 1000 British pounds as compared to his contemporary doctors who made 5000 British pounds per year. Withering published about 19 articles during his lifetime. After fighting a long battle with tuberculosis, William Withering, the father of digitalis medicine, died on October 6 1799, at the age of 58.

? 1918 Gogu Constantinescu - întemeiaza o noua stiinta: sonicitatea.
Correct but not in Romania; in England where he educated himself and become a teacher of physics. Had he stayed in Romania he would have done nothing like most of us …

? 1919 Stefan Procopiu - unitatea elementara de energie magnetica (magnetonul).
Same as above, verry good!!!

? 1920 Emil Racovita - pune bazele Institutul de Speologie Cluj (primul din lume).
First in the world is tough to prove!!!

? 1920 ing. Gheorghe Botezatu - a calculat traiectoriile posibile Pamânt - Luna, folosite la pregatirea programelor ?Apollo? (al caror parinte a fost sibianul Herman Oberth); el a fost si seful echipei de matematicieni care a lucrat la proiectul rachetei ?Apollo? care a dus primul om pe Luna.
About the calculations Earth-Moon you must be kidding.
Herman Oberth also started Hitler’s V1 and, by the way, hated Romania and wrote to German leadership to dump Romania as an ally …

? 1921 Aurel Persu - automobilul fara diferential, cu motor în spate (de forma ?picaturii de apa").
Could be but it does not work …

? 1921 Nicolae Paulescu - descopera insulina; pentru ca era un anti-mason virulent, Premiul Nobel l-au primit canadienii F. Banting si J.R.J. McLeod pentru aceasta descoperire?
It should already be clear that 1920 comes before 1921 but anyway … there were others also …
1908 German scientist, Georg Zuelzer develops the first injectible pancreatic extract to suppress glycosuria; however, there are extreme side effects to the treatment.
1010-1920 Frederick Madison Allen and Elliot P. Joslin emerge as the two leading diabetes specialists in the United States.
1913 Allen, after three years of diabetes study, publishes Studies Concerning Glycosuria and Diabetes, a book which is significant for the revolution in diabetes therapy that developed from it.
1919 Frederick Allen publishes Total Dietary Regulation in the Treatment of Diabetes, citing exhaustive case records of 76 of the 100 diabetes patients he observed, becomes the director of diabetes research at the Rockefeller Institute.
July 1, 1920 Dr. Banting opens his first office in London, Ontario. He receives his first patient on July 29th; his total earnings for his first month of work is $4.00.

? 1921 Stefan Procopiu - Fenomenul Procopiu (depolarizarea luminii).
May be …

? 1922 C.Levaditi si Sazevac - bismutul ca agent terapeutic împotriva sifilisului.
Bullshit!!!
Syphilis was treated with mercury or other ineffective remedies until World War I (1914-1916), when effective treatments based on arsenic or bismuth were introduced. These were succeeded by antibiotics after World War II.


? 1925 Traian Vuia - generatorul de abur cu ardere în camera închisa si cu vaporizare instantanee.
Vuia was a great engineer, but when he tried to patent his airplane the Arsenal in Romania threw him out and he had to go to France to find forward looking people to fund his invention … Now we want him! La placinte innainte, la razboi innapoi …

? 1930 Elie Carafoli - avionul cu aripa joasa.
Bullshit!!!
Zdenek Lhota - Czechoslovakia – 1925 - flew the BH-11 low-wing monoplane.
Albert W. (Al) Mooney - chief engineer at Alexander (1928-1929) was responsible for the Bullet, an advanced, high speed, low wing monoplane. With Mooney's patented retractable landing gear, it was a mild sensation and ahead of its time.

? 1933 Henri Coanda - aerodina lenticulara (farfuria zburatoare).
? 1938 Henri Coanda - efectul Coanda.
? 1938 Henri Coanda - discul volant.
The Coanda Effect is a real Romanian contribution to the progress of science. All good!!! But again in England, not in Romania. That should tell anyone something …

? 1952 Ia fiinta Institutul National de Geronto-Geriatrie ?Dr. Ana Aslan", primul institut de geriatrie din lume, model pentru tarile dezvoltate, prin asistenta clinica si cercetare. ?Ana Aslan? are, anual, mii de pacienti.
A big lie …and a lot of word of mouth phony advertising …

Exagerarea contributiei noastre la motorul societatii umane ii face pe unii romani sa creada ca, de buni ce suntem, n-avem nimic de schimbat, iar ceilalti sa ne pupe ...

Sarcina celor ce publca e sa corecteze asta.

Dan Manoliu
Canada
Emmy - de Belle la: 14/07/2005 19:36:23
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "4")
2005 Prime-time Emmy nominations

Drama series
“Deadwood,” HBO; “Lost,” ABC; “Six Feet Under,” HBO; “24,” Fox; “The West Wing,” NBC

Comedy series
“Arrested Development,” Fox; “Desperate Housewives,” ABC; “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS; “Scrubs,” NBC; “Will & Grace,” NBC

Miniseries
“Elvis,” CBS; “Empire Falls,” HBO; “The 4400,” USA; “The Lost Prince (Masterpiece Theatre),” PBS

Made-for-TV movie
“Lackawanna Blues,” HBO; “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” HBO; “The Office Special,” BBC America; “Warm Springs,” HBO; “The Wool Cap,” TNT

Reality Series -- Competition
“The Amazing Race,” CBS; “American Idol,” Fox; “The Apprentice,” NBC; “Project Runway,” Bravo; “Survivor,” CBS

Reality Program
“Antiques Roadshow,” PBS; “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” ABC; “Penn & Teller: Bull----!” Showtime; “Project Greenlight,” Bravo; “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” Bravo

Variety, Music or Comedy Series
“Da Ali G Show,” HBO; “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central; “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” NBC; “Late Show With David Letterman,” CBS; “Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO

Variety, Music or Comedy Special
“77th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC; “Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth,” Showtime; “Everybody Loves Raymond — The Last Laugh,” CBS; “The Games of The XXVIII Olympiad — Opening Ceremony,” NBC; “58th Annual Tony Awards (2004),” CBS

Actor, Drama Series
James Spader, “Boston Legal,” ABC; Ian McShane, “Deadwood,” HBO; Hugh Laurie, “House,” Fox; Hank Azaria, “Huff,” Showtime; Kiefer Sutherland, “24,” Fox

Actress, Drama Series
Jennifer Garner, “Alias,” ABC; Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC; Patricia Arquette, “Medium,” NBC; Glenn Close, “The Shield,” FX; Frances Conroy, “Six Feet Under,” HBO

Supporting Actor, Drama Series
William Shatner, “Boston Legal,” ABC; Oliver Platt, “Huff,” Showtime; Naveen Andrews, “Lost,” ABC; Terry O’Quinn, “Lost,” ABC; Alan Alda, “The West Wing,” NBC

Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Sandra Oh, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC; Blythe Danner, “Huff,” Showtime; Tyne Daly, “Judging Amy,” CBS; CCH Pounder, “The Shield,” FX; Stockard Channing, “The West Wing,” NBC

Actor, Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development,” Fox; Ray Romano, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS; Tony Shalhoub, “Monk,” USA; Zach Braff, “Scrubs,” NBC; Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace,” NBC

Actress, Comedy Series
Marcia Cross, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC; Teri Hatcher, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC; Felicity Huffman, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC; Patricia Heaton, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS; Jane Kaczmarek, “Malcolm In The Middle,” Fox

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development,” Fox; Jeremy Piven, “Entourage,” HBO; Peter Boyle, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS; Brad Garrett, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS; Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace,” NBC

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development,” Fox; Doris Roberts, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS; Holland Taylor, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS; Conchata Ferrell, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS; Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace,” NBC

Actor, Miniseries or a Movie
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, “Elvis,” CBS; Ed Harris, “Empire Falls,” HBO; Geoffrey Rush, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” HBO; Kenneth Branagh, “Warm Springs,” HBO; William H. Macy, “The Wool Cap,” TNT

Actress, Miniseries or a Movie
Blythe Danner, “Back When We Were Grownups (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation),” CBS; Debra Winger, “Dawn Anna,” Lifetime Television; S. Epatha Merkerson, “Lackawanna Blues,” HBO; Halle Berry, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” ABC; Cynthia Nixon, “Warm Springs,” HBO

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or a Movie
Randy Quaid, “Elvis,” CBS; Paul Newman, “Empire Falls,” HBO; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Empire Falls,” HBO; Christopher Plummer, “Our Fathers,” Showtime; Brian Dennehy, “Our Fathers,” Showtime

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or a Movie
Camryn Manheim, “Elvis,” CBS; Joanne Woodward, “Empire Falls,” HBO; Charlize Theron, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” HBO; Jane Alexander, “Warm Springs,” HBO; Kathy Bates, “Warm Springs,” HBO

Source: Associated Press

Updated: 11:53 a.m. ET July 14, 2005

© 2005 MSNBC.com

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8569189/
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open mind - de om la: 10/08/2005 16:59:38
(la: Oamenii nu se trag din maimuta)
Cineva ne spioneaza forumul si scoate articole in Science pe munca noastra ;)))
Did life begin in ice?
Aug. 9, 2005
Special to World Science

New findings are backing up a theory that life originated in ice, researchers say. If it’s true, they add, it could boost the chances that life might turn up in places considerably colder than our planet. The theory departs from mainstream thinking on the origins of life, which usually assumes a warm, or hot, and wet environment was necessary.

“Conditions associated with freezing, rather than ‘warm and wet’ conditions, could have been of key importance” for the chemical reactions that led to life, wrote four researchers in the July 21 advance online issue of the Journal of Molecular Evolution, a research publication.

The scientists, including Laura F. Landweber of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., argue that ice might have been a favorable environment to generate the first self-replicating molecules, a precondition for life.

These molecules would be of a type called ribonucleic acids, or RNA—a chemical cousin of DNA, which makes up genes.
Many researchers believe the first self-replicating molecule was RNA, not DNA. This is because RNA can do various things in addition to carrying genetic information, which is all that DNA basically does.

Some of RNA’s activities seem to be similar to what would be required for self-replication, something that DNA can’t do, strictly speaking. DNA needs the help of other molecules to copy itself. Also, RNA still exists in living cells, where it has various functions—some so basic to life that many scientists think RNA must have been there from the beginning.

The theory that RNA started it all, a 20-year-old proposal called the “RNA world hypothesis,” holds that RNA was not only the first self-replicating molecule, but also that it initially carried out most of life’s functions, such as metabolism and cell formation.

Most biologists consider the RNA world hypothesis at least plausible, but it has some problems. It’s not easy to explain how the first self-replicating RNA molecules might have arisen.

RNA molecules tend to fall apart under warm conditions outside of cells. This would prevent the buildup of the rather long, complex RNA molecules that would probably be needed to conduct life processes, according to Landweber and her colleagues.

Various conditions can prevent RNA molecules’ breakdown, the researchers argue. These include various types of water solutions, and freezing. But freezing may have been the one that most likely occurred on the early Earth, they argued.

Freezing usually slows down chemical reactions, which is why cold places are generally considered hostile to life. But freezing actually speeds up some of RNA’s key activities, Landweber and colleagues argue.

This is because ice contains hard, tiny compartments that hold the molecules in one place, where they can react together. Some of these reactions result in the creation of bigger RNA molecules.

In liquid water, by contrast, the molecules don’t come close enough together often enough to react as much. Thus they tend to fall apart faster than they can react to create bigger products.

In essence, the small compartments in ice play the role that cells today play in bringing the molecules together to react, Landweber and her colleagues argue. Dehydrated substances—a sort of primordial sludge, for instance—could also have provided a function similar to ice, they added, but ice works better.

Landweber’s group conducted an experiment to test the theory. Led by Alexander Vlassov of SomaGenics, a Santa Cruz, Calif-based biotechnology company, the researchers broke to pieces some RNA molecules found in normal cells. This process yielded more, smaller, RNA molecules.

By doing this, the researchers produced RNA molecules of sizes that biologists think might have been available on early Earth. They then experimented to find out what sort of capabilities these smaller RNAs had.

Reporting their results in the May 25, 2004 issue of the journal Nucleic Acids Research, the researchers noted that the broken-up RNAs still could carry out some of the same functions as normal RNAs, but only in ice or sometimes other extreme conditions, such as dehydration.

These activities included grabbing other pieces of RNA and attaching them together, an activity called “ligation” that is similar to self-replication.

To fully self-replicate, a molecule must attach other molecules together in such a way as to match the sequence of chemical pieces that characterize the first molecule. This process is called “template-directed” ligation.

But the ligation alone—even without the self-replication—can build up ever larger and more complex RNA molecules, which according to the RNA world hypothesis could eventually develop self-replicating abilities.

The theory that an icy environment might have helped jump-start life isn’t new. Researchers proposed in 1994, for example, that repeated cycles of freezing and thawing could help accelerate some of the chemical reactions necessary for life.

Such a scenario might have existed on early Earth, where according to some researchers, repeated meteor and comet impacts might have periodically melted an otherwise icy environment.

However, Landweber and her team seem to be the first to have provided an account of how the “RNA world” might have fit into this scenario, according to Leslie Orgel, an origins-of-life researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, Calif.

The work “has important implications,” said Jeffrey L. Bada, director of the NASA Specialized Center in Research and Training in Exobiology in La Jolla, Calif., one of the original proponents of the freeze-thaw cycle theory.

Although Landweber and her colleagues also wrote that freeze-thaw cycles are helpful for the processes they describe, such cycles aren’t strictly necessary in their proposal.

Moreover, they wrote in their Journal of Molecular Evolution paper, “It is worth noting that Jupiter’s moon Europa and even Mars are also thought to contain large amounts of liquid water and ice now or at some time in the past.”

The possibility of RNA activities in ice, they added, “lends some credibility to claims that the rather extreme environments of these extraterrestrial locations could have provided suitable conditions for the emergence of life.”
However, as Sergei Kazakov of Somagenics noted in an email, the origin of life and the RNA world aren’t necessarily the same thing.
“The RNA world as complex self-replicating molecular society could appear at multiple places in Universe, but not necessarily result in the appearance of life as we know it,” he explained. This transition may actually be rare, he added.
“I also think that Earth is a possible but not necessarily the best place where the RNA world could start. Rather, I would bet on Europa or a giant comet,” he continued. If the transition to life as we know it did occur, he added, “it could spread across many planets through cross-contamination,” carried by comets or meteorites.
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stiinta, dogma, progres - de Cassandra la: 03/09/2005 17:31:37
(la: Stiinta sub microscop)
Teoria lui Newton a reprezentat un triumf fara pereche al stiintei , prin predictiile exacte pe care le-a permis. Lumea credea ca se atinsese in sfirsit adevarata cunoastere iar Kant a fost unul dintre cei mai extaziati in fata naturii paradoxale a acestei noi forme de cunoastere. Kant insa credea ca teoria lui Newton nu era rezultatul metodei experimentale, ci o creatie a intelectului cu alte cuvinte legile lui Newton sint produsul intelectului acestuia.
Problema cunoasterii adevarate a fost “rezolvata” odata cu revolutia einsteiniana cind s-a demonstrat ca certitudinea este imposibila. Niciodata nu vom putea fi siguri ca am aflat adevarul chiar daca teoriile stiintifice contin adevarul sau se apropie foarte mult de acesta. Stiinta este destinata sa caute continuu adevarul prin ipoteze verificabile. Oamenii de stiinta examineaza in mod critic ipotezele cu scopul de a gasi erori, de a le elimina si de a se aproxima din ce in ce mai mult adevarului. O ipoteza este mai buna ca alta atunci cind explica tot ceea ce explica ipoteza precedenta si in plus aduce noi explicatii si predictii eliminind cel putin una din erorile ipotezei precedente. Acesta este criteriul progresului stiintific.
Din acest motiv, credinta dogmatica in autoritatea metodei stiintifice si a rezultatelor sale nu face parte din spiritul stiintei. In stiinta functioneaza foarte bine principiul socratic “doar stiu ca nu stiu nimic” sau cum spunea Dr Faust:

I've studied now Philosophy
And Jurisprudence, Medicine,--
And even, alas! Theology,--
From end to end, with labor keen;
And here, poor fool! with all my lore
I stand, no wiser than before:
I'm Magister--yea, Doctor--hight,
And straight or cross-wise, wrong or right,
These ten years long, with many woes,
I've led my scholars by the nose,--
And see, that nothing can be known!
That knowledge cuts me to the bone.

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Daniele, pai nu prea au fost - de Horia D la: 09/09/2005 17:29:41
(la: Katrina si rasismul)
Daniele,
pai nu prea au fost multi albi in superdome... eu chiar m-am uitat in direct pe satelite, si daca vedeai 1 alb la sute de negrii.

ceea ce nu prea multa lume stie, e ca red cross a avut un convoi de camioane la intrarea in NO, dar nu au fost lasati sa intre de catre autoritatile locale, pe motiv ca daca se dau alimente, nimeni nu va parasi superdomul... a doua zi s-au rupt levee-le...
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daca ceea ce se intampla la paris s-ar intampla la new york... - de Horia D la: 08/11/2005 20:08:30
(la: Arde Parisul?)
Never Mind Winning a War, the French Can't Even Stop a Riot

By Jim Kouri
Nov. 7, 2005

Imagine for a moment that the City of New York is engulfed in smoke from thousands of burning cars. Young men are shooting at cops and beating anyone with whom they come into contact. Imagine that for 11 days young immigrants from Arab and North African countries roamed the streets of New York carrying weapons, gasoline bombs and Molotov cocktails defying government officials and police officers who are prevented by a politically-correct orthodoxy from taking any offensive action.

Then imagine that while all of this chaos is going on, night after night after night after night, the President of the United States finally gives his first televised speech after the 10th day of civil unrest, and he tells New Yorkers and Americans that he's considering sending in the military or initiating a curfew; that he's called a meeting of government officials to discuss the options they may employ to quell this riot turned insurrection. He gives a televised well-written speech while marauding youths roam the streets like prowling lions seeking those whom they may devour.

What do you think the mainstream news media would do to the President? Look what they did to Bush after Hurricane Katrina and multiply that by ten. And they would be right to savage him in the pages of our newspapers and news broadcasts. We're talking dereliction of duty here.

Yet, the denizens of our nation's newsrooms appear willing to give France's President Jacque Chirac a pass for just such behavior.

Ten days and then he addresses the people of France? Ten days of violence and destruction and Chirac finally outlines a tepid strategy for putting down an insurrection within his own country?

And the news media give him the largest of passes. Here's a sampling of the headlines to which Americans awoke after the 11th night of the French insurrection:

"Chirac Vows to Restore Order"

"Chirac Breaks His Silence on Riots"

"Chirac Vows Action"

"Chirac Pledges to Restore Order"

"French President Says Restoring Order a Priority"

"Chirac Vows Arrests for Rioters"

That's just a sample of the headlines appearing in newspapers across the US. No accusatory headlines for the French president. No condemnation of France for allowing a dangerous and deadly situation to go relatively unpunished. One suspects that the news media are giving Chirac this pass because: (a) He opposed the Iraq war; (b) He's a big, cuddly socialist; (c) news people -- who are overwhelmingly liberal -- believe all the hype about French sophistication as opposed to the redneck, backwoods mentality that exists in the US.

I recall how radical attorney Ron Kuby even joked about French resolve to fight. When the Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge unveiled his color-coded alert system, Kuby, an avowed Marxist, remarked on WABC radio that France also unveiled their own alert system: Green - Run, Yellow - Hide, Orange - Surrender, and Red - Collaborate. He's not far off from the truth and the current events in France tend to confirm Ron Kuby's characterization of the French.

In 2004, a giant of the broadcast media, Mike Wallace, was celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the World War II Invasion of Normandy by US, British, Canadian and Australian troops. Wallace was observed on camera at a table with several US WW2 veterans discussing the differences between that war and the Iraq war. The pompous newsman ridiculed the US-led coalition as a farce -- a phony coalition when compared with the huge coalition that pushed the Nazi hordes out of France.

Well, it didn't take a lot of research to disprove Wallace's assertion, since most of it is common sense and common knowledge. We were fighting the Germans, Italians and Japanese, so cross them out as part of the WW2 coalition. Poland, Holland, Belgium, and many other Europeans countries were occupied, so except for a few soldiers exiled in London, they weren't part of any WW2 military coalition.

France was not only occupied, but they collaborated so much with their Nazi captors that the Germans were able to have the French police to do their dirty work for them when the French voluntarily took the lead in rousting French Jews and sending them on their way to the Nazi death camps. Chirac once denigrated American foreign policy as being overly simplistic. I guess a sophisticated French foreign policy is rounding up thousands and thousands of Jews for extermination.

So, Mr. Wallace, what nations were in this huge coalition which invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944? The United States and Britain, with assistance from the Aussies and Canadians. Mr. Wallace may be considered a giant in the field of journalism, but a high school dropout with access to the internet is probably more knowledgeable about history.

To be fair, the French army did fight during World War II. They fought US soldiers who were landing in North Africa. But once the Americans returned fire, the French soldiers did what they do best -- surrendered. So is anyone surprised at France's inability to put down an insurrection in its own cities? But cheer up, New York Times, maybe Chirac can figure out a way to blame Bush and America for his own ineptness. The governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans got away with it. Viva Le France!
Pai... - de Guinevere la: 24/01/2006 21:48:43
(la: La geam)
E primul text pe care il citeste cineva. Cross my heart! Nu credeam ca merita citite si una e sa scrii, alta e sa notezi impresii, deci am mai notat impresii, ca sa zic asa. Eu nu prea cred in respirarile literare, mi se pare ca vorbele trebuie slefuite pana la subtiere, pana se pierd si nu mai ramane nimic de zis. :o)
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