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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.


Conventia Republicanilor si ce zice un Democrat - de LMC la: 02/09/2004 19:40:00
(la: Despre Alegerile din S.U.A.: De ce trebuie sa votam pt. GWB.)
Sint inflacarata si imes de mindra de conventia Republicanilor. Totodata imi pare bine ca printre Democrati mai exista oameni ca Zell Miller care poate face discernamintul intre bine si rau. Puterea cuvintelor lui din speech-ul de aseara puteti sa le cititi mai jos. Imi pare rau ca nu este tradus in Romaneste, ar putea politicienii din Romania sa invete ceva.

Senator Zell Miller

Since I last stood in this spot, a whole new generation of the Miller Family has been born: Four great grandchildren.

Along with all the other members of our close-knit family -- they are my and Shirley's most precious possessions.

And I know that's how you feel about your family also.

Like you, I think of their future, the promises and the perils they will face.

Like you, I believe that the next four years will determine what kind of world they will grow up in.

And like you, I ask which leader is it today that has the vision, the willpower and, yes, the backbone to best protect my family?

The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall with you tonight. For my family is more important than my party.

There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust their future and that man's name is

George Bush.

In the summer of 1940, I was an eight-year-old boy living in a remote little Appalachian valley.

Our country was not yet at war but even we children knew that there were some crazy men across the ocean who would kill us if they could.

President Roosevelt, in his speech that summer, told America "all private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger."

In 1940 Wendell Wilkie was the Republican nominee.

And there is no better example of someone repealing their "private plans" than this good man.

He gave Roosevelt the critical support he needed for a peacetime draft, an unpopular idea at the time.

And he made it clear that he would rather lose the election than make national security a partisan campaign issue.

Shortly before Wilkie died he told a friend, that if he could write his own epitaph and had to choose between "here lies a president" or "here lies one who contributed to saving freedom", he would prefer the latter.

Where are such statesmen today?

Where is the bi-partisanship in this country when we need it most?

Now, while young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Democrat's manic obsession to bring down our Commander-in-Chief.

What has happened to the party I've spent my life working in?

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

It was Democratic President Harry Truman who pushed the Red Army out of Iran, who came to the aid of Greece when Communists threatened to overthrow it, who stared down the Soviet blockade of West Berlin by flying in supplies and saving the city.

Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today.

Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator.

And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.

Tell that to the one-half of Europe that was freed because Franklin Roosevelt led an army of liberators, not occupiers.

Tell that to the lower half of the Korean Peninsula that is free because Dwight Eisenhower commanded an army of liberators, not occupiers.

Tell that to the half a billion men, women and children who are free today from the Baltics to the Crimea, from Poland to Siberia, because Ronald Reagan rebuilt a military of liberators, not occupiers.

Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.

For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.

No one should dare to even think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home.

But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking America is the problem, not the solution.

They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.

It is not their patriotism - it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking. They claimed Carter's pacifism would lead to peace.

They were wrong.

They claimed Reagan's defense buildup would lead to war.

They were wrong.

And, no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.

Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons system that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror.

Listing all the weapon systems that Senator Kerry tried his best to shut down sounds like an auctioneer selling off our national security but Americans need to know the facts.

The B-1 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, dropped 40% of the bombs in the first six months of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The B-2 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hussein's command post in Iraq.

The F-14A Tomcats, that Senator Kerry opposed, shot down Khadifi's Libyan MIGs over the Gulf of Sidra. The modernized F-14D, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered missile strikes against Tora Bora.

The Apache helicopter, that Senator Kerry opposed, took out those Republican Guard tanks in Kuwait in the Gulf War. The F-15 Eagles, that Senator Kerry opposed, flew cover over our Nation's Capital and this very city after 9/11.

I could go on and on and on: Against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein's scud missiles over Israel, Against the Aegis air-defense cruiser, Against the Strategic Defense Initiative, Against the Trident missile, against, against, against.

This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces?

U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?

Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric.

Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside.

Senator Kerry has made it clear that he would use military force only if approved by the United Nations.

Kerry would let Paris decide when America needs defending. I want Bush to decide.

John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.

That's the most dangerous outsourcing of all. This politician wants to be leader of the free world.

Free for how long?

For more than twenty years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure. As a war protestor, Kerry blamed our military.

As a Senator, he voted to weaken our military. And nothing shows that more sadly and more clearly than his vote this year to deny protective armor for our troops in harms way, far-away.

George Bush understands that we need new strategies to meet new threats.

John Kerry wants to re-fight yesterday's war. George Bush believes we have to fight today's war and be ready for tomorrow's challenges. George Bush is committed to providing the kind of forces it takes to root out terrorists.

No matter what spider hole they may hide in or what rock they crawl under.

George Bush wants to grab terrorists by the throat and not let them go to get a better grip.

From John Kerry, they get a "yes-no-maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies and confuse our friends.

I first got to know George Bush when we served as governors together. I admire this man.

I am moved by the respect he shows the First Lady, his unabashed love for his parents and his daughters, and the fact that he is unashamed of his belief that God is not indifferent to America.

I can identify with someone who has lived that line in "Amazing Grace," "Was blind, but now I see," and I like the fact that he's the same man on Saturday night that he is on Sunday morning.

He is not a slick talker but he is a straight shooter and, where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words.

I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home, a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel.

The man I trust to protect my most precious possession: my family.

This election will change forever the course of history, and that's not any history. It's our family's history.

The only question is how. The answer lies with each of us. And, like many generations before us, we've got some hard choosing to do.

Right now the world just cannot afford an indecisive America. Fainthearted, self-indulgence will put at risk all we care about in this world.

In this hour of danger our President has had the courage to stand up. And this Democrat is proud to stand up with him.

Thank you.

God Bless this great country and God Bless George W. Bush.
on the radio station - de sanjuro la: 20/01/2005 16:11:19
(la: Un nou forum: "Bancuri, glume, poante...")
Imi cer scuze pentru cei care nu cunosc lb. engleza...

On WBAM FM (Chicago) radio station, on a morning show, the DJ launches a new contest with consistent prizes.

The CONTEST was called MATE MATCH. The DJ called someone on his office, ask the person if it's married or has a significant other.

In case of positive answer, the DJ ask him 3 very personal questions after which the person is asked to provide the name and the phone number of the mate to check the answers.

If the answers are correct the couple wins a really big prize.

DJ: "Hi, this is Edgar from WBAM. Have you heard about our MATE MATCH contest ?"
HIM(laughing): "Yeah, I've heard."
DJ: "OK! So you know the prize is a 5 days trip to Orlando, Florida, in case you win. Your first name ?"
HIM: "Brian."
DJ: "Brian, are you married, RIGHT ?"
Brian: "Yes."
DJ: "Good. And your wife first name is ... ?"
Brian: " Sara."
DJ: "Sara is at work right now ?"
Brian (laughing): "Yes, she's at work."
DJ: "Okay then ... first question - When did you two have sex last time ?"
Brian: "She's going to kill me !"
DJ: "Don't worry, Brian."
Brian: "This morning, around 8 a.m."
DJ: "Well done, man! Second question - How long did it take ?"
Brian: "About 10 minutes."
DJ: "Wow! You really want to wins this trip, right? Nobody would easily recognize this !"
Brian: "Yes, we'd really enjoy this trip."
DJ: "Okaaay ... last question - Where did you two do it ?"
Brian (laughing): "Weeeellllll .... "
DJ: "So far you did good, Brian ... come on, tell me where."
Brian: "Not there is something, but her mother lives with us for few weeks."
DJ: "Hmmm ... sounds better and better ..."
Brian: "... and my mother in law was in the shower and ... in short ... we did it on the kitchen table !"
DJ: "Isn't that great ? A real adventure ... well, my dear listeners, let's put Brian on "hold" and call the WIFE. "
DJ: "Hello. Sara's there ?"
After a short while ... Sara's on the phone :

DJ: "Hi Sara, this is Edgar from WBAM. We're on air and till now we talked couple of hours to Brian."
Sara (laughing): "Couple of hours ?"
DJ: "Well, several minutes, in fact ... he's on air with us. Do you know the rules of our MATE MATCH contest ?"
Sara: "No."
DJ: " Okaaay."
Brian: laughs.
Sara (laughing): "Brian, what in the world are you up to ?"
Brian: "Sara, you just have to give absolutely honest answers to the next questions. You gotta be absolutely honest."
DJ: "OK ... let's see ... if your answers are the same with Brian's ... you'll win a 5 days trip to Orlando, Florida. You got it, Sara ?"
Sara (laughing): "Yeah, I got it."
DJ: "Then ... let's see ... - When did you two have sex last time ?"
Sara: "O God ! Brian ...... this morning before Brian left for work."
DJ: "Good, good ... but which hour was it ?"
Sara: "I think around 8 a.m."
DJ: "Very good ... next question - How long did it take ? "
Sara: "12, 15 minutes .. probably."
DJ: "Hmmm. Close enough. I'm sure you're trying to protect his manhood. You're one question to the trip in Florida. Are you ready ?"
Sara (laughing): "Yeesss."
DJ: " Where did you two do it ?"
Sara: "Oh God, Brian ... you didn't tell them ... did you ?"
Brian: "Don't worry ... tell them."
DJ: "What's wrong Sara ... something's bothering you ?"
Sara: "Well, just that my mother is in holiday and she's living with us ......"
DJ: "And she saw you ?"
Sara: "Brian?!"
Brian: "No ... oh no, I don't ..."
DJ: "Hold it ... calm down ... I need an answer ! Please !?"
Sara: "Oh, God , I don't believe you told them such a thing !"
Brian: "Come on, honey, we're talking about a trip to Florida !"
DJ: "Come on, sis ... we don't have all day for this. Where did you two do it ?"
Sara (after a short pause): " In the ass !"

(a long, long, long silence)
DJ: "We'll be back after commercials ............. "

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true story - good one too - de Horia D la: 20/04/2005 21:06:57
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "2")
At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science, AAFS

President Dr. Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the
legal complications of a bizarre death.

Here is the story:

On March 23, 1994 the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald
Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the
head. Mr. Opus had jumped from the top of a ten-story building
intending to commit suicide. He left a note to the effect
indicating his despondency.

As he fell past the ninth floor his life was interrupted by a
shotgun blast passing through a window, which killed him

Neither the shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net
had been installed just below the eighth floor level to protect
some building workers and that Ronald Opus would not have been
able to complete his suicide the way he had planned.

"Ordinarily," Dr Mills continued, "Someone who sets out to commit
suicide and ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might
not be what he intended, is still defined as committing
suicide." That Mr. Opus was shot on the way to certain death,
but probably would not have been successful because of the safety
net, caused the medical examiner to feel that he had a homicide on
his hands.

In the room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast
emanated, was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were
arguing vigorously and he was threatening her with a shotgun. The
man was so upset that when he pulled the trigger he completely missed
his wife and the pellets went through the window striking Mr. Opus.

When one intends to kill subject 'A' but kills subject 'B' in
the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject 'B'.

When confronted with the murder charge the old man and his wife
were both adamant and both said that they thought the shotgun
was not loaded. The old man said it was a long-standing habit to
threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention
to murder her.

Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident;
that is, assuming the gun had been accidentally loaded.

The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old
couple's son loading the shotgun about six weeks prior to the
fatal accident.

It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son's financial
support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use
the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation
that his father would shoot his mother.

Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of
the murder even though he didn't actually pull the trigger. The
case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the
death of Ronald Opus.

Now comes the exquisite twist.

Further investigation revealed that the son was, in fact, Ronald
Opus. He had become increasingly despondent over the failure of
his attempt to engineer his mother's murder. This led him to
jump off the ten-story building on March 23rd, only to be killed
by a shotgun blast passing through the ninth story window. The son
had actually murdered himself so the medical examiner closed the
case as a suicide.

A true story from Associated Press, Reported by Kurt Westervelt
ptr. Zamolxe - de SB_one la: 12/11/2003 15:16:14
(la: Irak)
Ai vorbit ca un tarabostes; nu-mi ramine decit sa adaug cele de mai jos.

> This will get you fired up!
> I wonder how many people are aware of this information. Love him or
> loath him, he nailed this one right on the head
> By Rush Limbaugh:
> I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the
> September 11 casualty and those who die serving the country in Uniform
> are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you
> just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11.
> Well, I just can't let the numbers pass by because it says something
> really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country.
> If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to
> get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of
> $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.
> If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed In
> action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half
> of which is taxable. Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are
> the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry.
> And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When
> the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.
> Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of
> $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough.
> Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong
> place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL
> OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.
> We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the
> Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same
> deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that,
> some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for
> compensation as well.
> You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel
> of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just
> really sad.
> Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive
> next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the
> Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live
> in low-rent housing. Make sense?
> However, our own U.S. Congress just voted themselves a raise, and many
> of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to
> receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month, and most are now
> equal to being millionaires plus. They also do not receive Social
> Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.
> If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an
> E-7, you may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people
> who placed you in harm's way receive a pension of $15,000 per month. I
> would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks
> before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and
> daughters who are now fighting.
> "When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair
> to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.
> If your interested there is more............
> This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going. SOCIAL SECURITY:
> (This is worth the read. It's short and to the point.)
> Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our
> Senators and Congressmen do not pay into Social Security. Many years
> ago they voted in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no
> congressperson has felt the need to change it. For all practical
> purposes their plan works like this:
> When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die,
> except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments.
> For example, former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives
> may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven Million, Eight Hundred
> Thousand), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of
> their lives. This is calculated on an average life span for each.
> Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These little perks they
> voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for
> this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from
> the General Fund--our tax dollars at work! From our own Social Security
> Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into --every payday until we
> retire (which amount is matched by our employer) --we can expect to get
> an average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in other words, we
> would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly benefits for 68
> years and one month to equal Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!
> Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
> And that change would be to jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from
> under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security
> plan with the rest of us and then watch how fast they would fix it.
> If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted
> and maybe good changes will evolve. WE, each one of us... can make a
> difference..
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cica - de Belle la: 21/10/2004 15:14:13
(la: Femeia)
scuze, da' mi-e lene sa traduc, prea de dimineata inca pentru mine :)


Between 18 and 20 a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, naturally beautiful with fertile deltas. Developed and open to trade especially for someone with cash.

Between 31 and 35 she is like India, very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.

Between 36 and 40 a woman is like France. Gently aging but still a warm and desirable place to visit.

Between 41 and 50 she is like Yugoslavia, lost the war - haunted by past mistakes. Massive reconstruction is now necessary.

Between 51 and 60, she is like Russia, very wide and borders are unpatrolled. The frigid climate keeps people away.

Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Mongolia, with a glorious and all conquering past but alas, no future.

After 70, they become Afghanistan. Most everyone knows where it is, but no one wants to go there.


Between 15 and 70 a man is like Iraq - ruled by a dick.

~~~~ I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it
Pt. DESTIN - de ueit la: 30/11/2004 12:54:12
(la: Destin)
"In ceea ce priveste: "se poate demonstra" poti sa aduci argumente?"

In cadrul articolului de care vorbeam,

se demonstreaza matematic acest fapt. Concluzia este:

"The bottom line is that you can't use tachyons to send information faster than the speed of light from one place to another. Doing so would require creating a message encoded some way in a localized tachyon field, and sending it off at superluminal speed toward the intended receiver. But as we have seen you can't have it both ways - localized tachyon disturbances are subluminal and superluminal disturbances are nonlocal."

Ciatatul pe care il aduci imi confirma pozitia:

"These assertions fly in the face of both theory and experiment, as they violate both Einstein's special theory of relativity and causality and lack any experimental support."

Avand in vedere deci ca tahionii nu au fost detectati experimental si, mai mult, nu pot transporta informatii, nu cred ca pot fi un argument pentru existenta profetiilor sau destinului. In orice caz, daca ai cunostinta despre un articol care sa-ti sustina ipoteza sunt curios sa-l citesc.

Si veti cunoaste adevarul, iar adevarul va va face liberi.
(Ioan 8:32)
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Adevaraciuni spuse pe o alta lista - de Dinu Lazar la: 05/06/2005 08:46:03
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
That said, the one thing about pro photographers that is also different from those I've found in other industries, they are unique in that they work almost entirely alone in a business model that involves the production and manufacture of a product, its marketing and sales, and its administration. Doctros, lawyers, accountants, you name it, they all may work alone too, but they only need to be proficient at ONE thing to achieve a degree of success: the focus of their practice. Hence, they only do a subset of the tasks that photographers must be good at to succeed at all. What's more, alll of the other "solo professionals" perform a service whose value is very specific and measureable, whereas photographers produce somethng that the client can--at best--only HOPE may work for them. This makes it very hard for them to quantify their value like a doctor might.
What's more, photographer is perceived by non-photographers as something that isn't all that hard, so "where's the beef?"
Because very few people have ALL the skills necessary to do all business tasks well, while also doing well at their trained craft or service, photographers are at a disadvantage because they are more likely to fail if they don't do those other tasks as well. (For examples, a doctor or lawyer doesn't have to do nearly as much ongoing marketing and sales to keep a business going as a photographer must).

In the end, photographers are the most likely to fail at their professions than the others are.

Because of this serious disadvantage, photographers have naturally found benefit in solidarity, and so it has become part of the culture. there is a unifying feeling among photographers that believes that, if we all act together, we can do more than if we try to do it alone.

This was true... before the Internet.
After the Internet, the supply-demand imbalance threw more content (photos) and people into the industry, disrupting the modus operandi.
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fefe, tocmai am verificat, fe - de Horia D la: 30/06/2005 21:59:46
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "3")
fefe, tocmai am verificat, feels like 101 here.

belle, pe portoricani te rog sa nu-i lasi sa paraseasca CT, cu exceptia unui voiaj one way to PR
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sper sa nu fi suparat pe cine - de Ivy la: 10/09/2005 09:57:37
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "5")
sper sa nu fi suparat pe cineva cu gluma anterioara..

mai am intradevar e grozava..




Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants

The course covers two days, and topics covered in this course include:



Step by step guide with slide presentation

Roundtable discussion

Practicing with hamper (Pictures and graphics)

Debate among a panel of experts.

Losing the remote control to your significant other - Help line and support groups

Starting with looking in the right place instead of turning the house upside down while screaming - Open forum


Group discussion and role play

PowerPoint presentation

Real life testimonial from the one man who did

Driving simulation

Online class and role playing

Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques

Bring your calendar or PDA to class

Individual counselors available
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Mai bine ne facem scuupturishti... - de Dinu Lazar la: 13/09/2005 19:55:34
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Scoopt (, the world’s first ‘citizen journalism’ picture agency, achieved a treble success in early September.

• Bristol-based Stephen Bell captured the immediate aftermath of a dramatic car chase, and Scoopt immediately sold his pictures to the ‘Bristol Evening Post’.
• Scoopt member James Pearson used his cameraphone to photograph and film a commuter train fire at Abbey Wood Station, London. ITV’s ‘London Today’ news programme licensed and broadcast the video
• Another Scoopt member obtained exclusive pictures of Jodie Kidd’s wedding. Scoopt sold one picture to the Sun, where it was published on Monday 12th
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proud - de Horia D la: 01/11/2005 21:37:15
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "6")
cred ca anul asta e deep fried, pentru ca anul trecut l-am facut la cuptor. Asta in caz ca nu-s invitat altundeva:))

check this out!! Awsome!!
Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL has put up a very interesting page on their site.

It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years and then zooms in towards Earth in powers of ten. 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 light years and then it finally reaches a large Oak tree.

You then venture into a leaf of the tree and ultimately into the proton of a cell and beyond.

If ever there was a witness to creation, FSU has captured it for our viewing pleasure!

Once you click on the site, the software does all the work. Sit back and imagine how perfect our universe is! You can play it forward and backward to be amazed over and over. At the end it says AUTO.... click on that and review the process in reverse!
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eu nu cred in reincarnare - de oanalaur la: 05/11/2005 07:07:39
(la: Reincarnarea)
am gasit o explicatie amuzanta (dupa parerea mea) despre sursa de suflete pentru numarul din ce in ce mai mare de oameni. v-ati gandit vreodata ca oamenii sunt din ce in ce mai multi dar din ce in ce mai putine animale? e, acolo e explicatia!

"If there's only a fixed number of souls, how has the world population increased?
This is often heard from people who don't believe in reincarnation. First, if people don't believe in reincarnation, why would they believe in a limited number of souls? And one has to ask such people why they really expect that there is a limit to life within in the universe. However having said that, it is interesting to note that as man's population has increased, the animal kingdom has gradually been decimated - and that is where some mystics say human souls gradually evolve upwards from. (Note the most plentiful forms of life on the planet are insects, and think of the amount of forest humankind has destroyed since the dawn of civilisation.) Also of note, highly advanced Yogis state that life exists on many other places in the unlimited expanse of the universe, in which case the planet Earth would be only one of many places for souls to inhabit."
Fiecare cu parerea lui. - de mya la: 09/11/2005 23:57:58
(la: Arde Parisul?)
Fiecare cu parerea lui.

Uite un alt articol, scris de un intelectual francez Michel Garfinkiel, articol care a aparut in NY Sun in data de ieri. Mi-am permis sa copiez aici numai concluziile articolului.
Which brings us to a second question: How ethnic is the present violence in France? Liberal commentators, both in France and abroad, tend to say that poverty and unemployment, rather than race or religion, are the driving force behind the riots. Mr. Villepin himself tends to share this view, at least in part. He said yesterday on TV that he is earmarking enormous credits for housing rehabilitation, education, and state-supported jobs in the areas where the unrest has developed. But the fact remains that only ethnic youths are rioting, that most of them explicitly pledge allegiance to Islam and such Muslim heroes as Osama bin Laden, that the Islamic motto - Allahu Akbar - is usually their war cry, and that they submit only to archconservative or radical imams.

The fact also remains, according to many witnesses, that the rioters torch only "white" cars, meaning white owned cars, and spare "Islamic" or "black" ones. One way to discriminate between them is to look for ethnic signs like a sticker with Koranic verses or a picture of the Kaaba in Mekka or a stylized map of Africa. Further evidence of the animating influence in the riots lies with the French rap music to which the perpetrators listen. Such music obsessively describes White France as a sexual prey.

A third and last question is what impact this unprecedented ordeal is likely to have on France and Europe? One would reasonably expect the French government to restore its grip over the country. What matters, however, is the long-term outcome. My guess is that the crisis will not be so easily forgotten or washed away among the "non-ethnic" citizens, including those of alien stock who have fully integrated into the French society as it is. Rejection of Islam and of North African, Black African, and Middle Eastern immigration may increase dramatically. And the prospect of Turkey acceding to the European Union may get even dimmer

Posted by Roger L. Simon.

Am luat articolul de pe blogul lui Roger Simon.
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"The fact also remains, accor - de Daniel Racovitan la: 10/11/2005 00:18:40
(la: Arde Parisul?)
"The fact also remains, according to many witnesses, that the rioters torch only "white" cars, meaning white owned cars, and spare "Islamic" or "black" ones. One way to discriminate between them is to look for ethnic signs like a sticker with Koranic verses or a picture of the Kaaba in Mekka or a stylized map of Africa."

Acest domn manaca borsh cu polonicul. Probabil ca arabii pe care i-am vazut la televizor plangand dupa masinile arse or fi uitat sa-si lipeasca stickerul... Sau araboaica care se plangea ca copilul nu mai are unde sa mearga la gradinita fiindc a fost incendiata, o fi uitat s-o lipeasca pe tricicleta micului arab stickerul asta magic.

bordel, faut arreter de bouffer de la merde...

"aceste cuvinte ne doare" (sic).
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:) - de donquijote la: 30/11/2005 10:00:49
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "7")
desi cred ca a mai aparut si multi o cunosc, ma bazez pe cei mai uituci;)

True australain ghost story

This story happened a while ago in Brisbane, and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true.
John Bradford, a Sydney University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm. The night
was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could
hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got in the car and closed the door, just to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on!
The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then,
just before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the wheel. John, paralysed with terror, watched how the hand appeared every time they came to a curve.
John saw the lights of a pub down the road so,gathering strength, jumped out of the car and ran to it. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and asked for two shots of tequila.
He then started telling everybody about the horrible experience he went through... A silence enveloped everybody when they realized he was crying and....wasn't drunk.
About 15 minutes later, two guys walked into the same pub. They were also wet and out of breath. Looking around and seeing John Bradford sobbing at the bar, one said to the other, "Look, Bruce... Here's the F*cking idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it."
Titan al fotografiei trecut in nefiinta - de Dinu Lazar la: 10/03/2006 07:10:18
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Anunta doamna Sunday aici mai jos disparitia unui mare fotograf.
De abia acum am putut sa caut si sa vad cine a fost marele om.
Nu stiam nimic despre el, din pacate.
Acum daca cititi veti sti si voi mai multe.
Sper sa fie utile rindurile de mai jos.
Pentru mine a fost o descoperire tardiva a unui mare geniu.
Multumim, Sunday!

Gordon Parks, photographer and Hollywood director, dies at 93

Gordon Parks, the photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer who used his prodigious,
largely self-taught talents to chronicle the African-American experience and to retell
his own personal history, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan. He was 93.

His death was announced by Genevieve Young, his former wife and executor. Gordon Parks
was the first African-American to work as a staff photographer for Life magazine and the
first black artist to produce and direct a major Hollywood film, "The Learning Tree," in 1969.

He developed a large following as a photographer for Life for more than 20 years, and by
the time he was 50 he ranked among the most influential image makers of the postwar years.
In the 1960's he began to write memoirs, novels, poems and screenplays, which led him to
directing films. In addition to "The Learning Tree," he directed the popular action films
"Shaft" and "Shaft's Big Score!" In 1970 he helped found Essence magazine and was its
editorial director from 1970 to 1973.

An iconoclast, Mr. Parks fashioned a career that resisted categorization. No matter what
medium he chose for his self-expression, he sought to challenge stereotypes while still
communicating to a large audience. In finding early acclaim as a photographer despite a
lack of professional training, he became convinced that he could accomplish whatever he
set his mind to. To an astonishing extent, he proved himself right.

Source: Andy Grundberg, The New York Times via The International Herald Tribune

Photographer, writer, filmmaker, composer, musician "... I've known both misery and happiness,
lived in so many different skins it is impossible for one skin to claim me. And I have felt
like a wayfarer on an alien planet at times walking, running, wondering about what brought
me to this particular place, and why. But once I was here the dreams started moving in,
and I went about devouring them as they devoured me...."

Gordon Parks: Renaissance man, internationally-known photographer Full text of the article,
'Gordon Parks: renaissance man - internationally-known photographer' from USA Today
(Society for the Advancement of Education) "... Evolving from ultrarealism, poignancy,
and emotionalism into a lyrical style that frequently crosses over to abstraction, Parks'
photographs have brought him international fame...."

Photographer: Gordon Parks
Washington, D.C., July and August 1942 - Farm Security Administration, Lot 156 Gordon Parks
was born in Kansas in 1912 and spent his youth in Minnesota. During the Depression a variety
of jobs, including stints as a musician and as a waiter on passenger trains, took him to
various parts of the northern United States. He took up photography during his travels
and by 1940 had made his first serious attempts to earn a living from the art as a
self-taught fashion photographer in Minneapolis and Chicago. Though he had experienced
racial discrimination outside the South, it was in the southern city of Washington, D.C.,
that Parks "found out what prejudice was really like." In 1942, an opportunity to work for
the Farm Security Administration brought the photographer to the nation's capital; Parks
later recalled that "discrimination and bigotry were worse there than any place I had yet seen."

The Films & Photography of GORDON PARKS Sr.

January 6, 1998 NewsHour Transcript
Phil Ponce examines the life and art of Gordon Parks, Life photographer, film director,
composer and digital art pioneer. Parks'
work, now on exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., will travel around the U.S.
for the next four years.

"... Parks' "choice of weapons": the camera
PHIL PONCE: A key decision--to use a camera as what Parks called his choice of weapons.
Beginning in 1942, he helped document the lives of America's poor--its workers--its urban
and country dwellers--as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, a Depression
era government agency. That's when he took what would become perhaps his best-known picture.
It was of a cleaning woman who worked in his office building. Her name was Ella Watson...."
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Pentru cai care au ochi sa ci - de mya la: 20/06/2006 19:43:32
(la: Despre patriotism)
Pentru cai care au ochi sa citeasca si, mai ales, minte sa inteleaga, un citat din "Notes on Nationalism" de George Orwell:

"Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism.... By 'patriotism' I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality. ...It does not necessarily mean loyalty to a government or a country, still less to one's own country.... A nationalist is one who thinks solely, or mainly, in terms of competitive prestige. He may be a positive or a negative nationalist - that is, he may use his mental energy either in boosting or in denigrating - but at any rate his thoughts always turn on victories, defeats, triumphs and humiliations. He sees history, especially contemporary history, as the endless rise and decline of great power units, and every event that happens seems to him a demonstration that his own side is on the upgrade and some hated rival is on the downgrade."

Expunerea intreaga se poate citi aici:

Paianjene, ia pune tu mana pa Uoruel asta si explica-i tu, ca nu stie nimic...
Procesare RAW - de Dinu Lazar la: 30/09/2006 21:49:36
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Nu ca am fost in colectivul de beta testeri la DxO 4, dar mie programul
asta mi se pare ca livreaza cele mai bune transformari de imagine.
Cindva o sa-l folosesc si eu, cind o sa am un computer foaaarte taaare
pentru ca altfel este ingrozitor, inacceptabil, insuportabil de lent.
Cind dau sa proceseze cele shase sute de raw-uri care le fac eu la
un shooting obisnuit, pot sa-mi iau adio de la computerul care face asta
vreo 10 ore, poate mai mult.
Altfel fortuit, sau de lene, folosesc Adobe Camera Raw care nu imi
displace de loc, singura chestie cu probleme fiind - cel putin la Canon -
gestiunea de rahat a zgomotului captorului la imaginile de 800 ISO si
Canon da pe CD-ul aparatului doua programe diferite de procesare raw,
DDP si Zoom Browser, care pentru procesari punctuale sunt acceptabile.
Silkypix nu mi s-a parut rau, trebuie putin invatat ca sa mearga bine,
si la urma urmei asa cum fiecare pictor foloseste o marca de culoare sau
o modalitate de a aseza culoare pe sevalet, asa si la fotografi e normal
ca fiecare sa se simta in largul sau cu un program sau altul.

Un amic de la Adobe a spus despre proiectele viitoare ale casei:

Since Beta 4, the name appears to have changed from 'Adobe Lightroom'
to 'Photoshop Lightroom' so it looks as if Lightroom will be part of
CS3 which would be the total workflow solution.
It would be one way to finish off the competition [Aperture]
as everyone needs Photoshop but would that mean that Bridge and ACR
would no longer be developed as all efforts are put into Lightroom.
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debate - gaselnita - de zaraza la: 03/11/2006 20:58:33
(la: Ati participa la un miting (mars) anti-terorism?)
iata ce am gasit, un debate, exact despre subiectul ce ne framanta.
eu tin cu "marcel", imi place de el. dau mai jos doua din mesajele lui, ca le spune mai bine decat mine. cine vrea, poate citi toata discutia la linkul din finalul mesajului:

Dear Mr. Hamilton:

As many of your fellow economists, you do not seem to be aware of the process by which money is created and the advantadge that any institution or country gets from this process.

Every dollar created either by the US government or by the US banking system is a debt upon the US economy because the holder can always present it and ask for a real asset.

The US is able to run a persistent balance of trade deficit without beign penalized in the form of currency devaluation, because the rest of the world obtains oil in excahge of your green papers. Those dollars, at the end of your exchange chain, end up in the central banks of the surplus countries (China, Japan, etc.) or in the oil producing countries. What do they do with these surplus of dollars? Well, the only reasonable thing to do with them is to buy US treasury notes, i.e. long term US debt hoping (in vain, I believe) they will ever be paid. In the mean time they collect a meager interest (again paid in dollars) which usually becomes a negative interest rate because of the dollar losing value, in real terms (inflation) or against other currencies.

All in all, it simply is a house of sand waiting for some wind to be blown away.

Taking euros for oil would allow the europeans to play the same game: living out of the rest of the world.

That is the reason why the US went to war in Iraq and this is the reason why it will try to stop the iranians to go ahead with their euro-denominated bourse. They may not go to war again, because they have their hands full in Iraq, and that is the iranian gamble.

The europeans are simply playing both hands: not to upset to much the US but trying to get their euros as good as oil.


If the oil-producers dollar holders want to dump their dolars and get euros in exchange, someone must take the dollars, right? Two things may happen:

- They cannot sell the dollars, because the European Central Bank doesn't take them. Yo know, it is one thing to go to your local bank and exchange a few thousand dollars for euros, and a different thing to find a buyer for tens of billions.

- Someone can take the dollars. In this case, the only thing that has happened is that the debt claim is now held by Europe against the US. What would the EU do with all these dollars? Exactly the same: buy US treasury notes. What else can you do with a currency that can not be interchanged for real goods and services (if they could be interchanged, the US would not have a commercial deficit).

So playing currency exchange games doesn't change the nature of the trick. The US is simply living beyond its means and the rest of the world is financing, for the time beign, the consumption spree.

You may ask, why does everybody seem to be playing according to US interests? Good question. You may realize, however, that the House of Saud, for example, is totally dependendent on US military support and most of their accumulated wealth is in dollar denominated assets that would go to the drain if the dollar collapses. Or you may also look at what happened to a guy called Saddam that tried to break the rules of the game.

It is a prisioner dilemma. I recommend you reading: SuperImperialism: The Origins and Fundamentals of US Supremacy, by Michael Hudson, Pluto Press, 2003.

puteti urmari toata discutia la:


ps: pentru prima oara tre' sa-i dau dreptate daciei, e intr-adevar doar o teorie. pana ce va deveni realitate, asta si ramane, o teorie.
dacio: daca te intereseaza doar hard-facts, ma tem ca faci parte dintre cei ce se trezesc mereu prea tarziu si in pozitia pierzatorului.

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