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every man needs a shed over hi - de Horia D la: 19/05/2005 19:53:27
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "3")
every man needs a shed over his tools:))))
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night wish-"over the hills an - de casyana la: 20/10/2005 15:33:28
(la: Muzica)
night wish-"over the hills and far away"
Nume... - de darianne la: 30/09/2003 17:31:03
(la: Participare la forum cu numele real?)
Hmmm... ma simt cu musca pe caciula aici :D. DAR, caci intotdeauna este un "dar", am luat aceasta decizie (a anonimatului that is) intr-un moment in care cineva m-a atacat pe la spate - internetistic vorbind. Asa ca pana se vindeca "rana", eu sunt "Darianne". Si nu ma ascund in spatele numelui ca sa scriu murdarii. Nu imi place si nu vreau sa jignesc pe nimeni, nici in viata "reala" si nici in cea "virtuala". Si imi exprim ideile la fel de deschis si intr-una si in cealalta.

Atat pt. acum. Over and out.

EU ;)
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.
SB

> 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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S-a rasgindit! Nu mai e crestin! - de RSI la: 19/12/2003 04:33:16
(la: Bob Dylan, crestin.)
Un extras din biografia lui Bob Dylan din site-ul Rolling Stone:
http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/bio.asp?afl=&strbiotype=bio&oid=184 .
"After another tour and a lounge-like 1978 album called Street Legal, Dylan announced his conversion to Christianity. His newfound faith was highlighted on 1979's Slow Train Coming, a No. 3 hit that sold over a million copies; 1980's Saved and 1981's Shot Of Love also dealt with religious themes. Dylan began performing only his new, Christian material, upsetting many long term fans.

By 1982 Dylan had re-embraced Judaism via the Lubavitch Chabad movement, publicly marking his spiritual rebirth with a pilgrimage to Israel. His next album, 1983's Infidels, produced by Mark Knopfler, returned to secular material and received good reviews."
De citit, ca de dus un dialog e mai greu se pare... - de Dinu Lazar la: 31/12/2003 01:16:24
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
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Sharon vrea un referendum - de Filip Antonio la: 04/02/2004 11:06:14
(la: Evreii impotriva lui Sharon? Anita unde esti?)
Sharon defends plan to evacuate Gaza settlements
Eds: UPDATES with Sharon backing for referendum, graf 4
AP Photos
By KARIN LAUB
Associated Press Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday
defended his plan to dismantle virtually all Jewish
settlements in Gaza, amid new signs that the proposal is
threatening the stability of his government.
Ten lawmakers from the ruling Likud Party sent a letter to
Sharon threatening to abandon the prime minister if he
moves forward with his plans without their consent.
«We announce beforehand that it will be very difficult
for us to support this plan without the approval of the
Likud institutions on this sensitive subject,» the
lawmakers wrote. They added that they would not support the
entry of the opposition Labor Party into the government.
A senior official said Sharon would put his unilateral
disengagement plan - including removing some settlements
and imposing a boundary on the West Bank if peace talks
fail - before a national referendum, as demanded by Likud
lawmakers. The official, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said Sharon would welcome the idea of putting
the plan before the people, because the issue cuts across
ideological lines and «has overwhelming support among the
public.»
Labor said Tuesday that it would back Sharon's plan,
assuring him of a parliamentary majority even if two
ultranationalist parties quit the government.
But one of the lawmakers who signed Wednesday's letter,
Yuli Edelstein, claimed the group had enough support from
other Likud members to block any parliamentary majority for
Sharon.
Even if the effort fails, the letter reflected the
internal divisions that Sharon faces over his Gaza pullout
plan.
Sharon on Tuesday shrugged off the growing threats, saying
he is determined to go ahead with plans to remove 17
settlements in Gaza and three in the West Bank without
waiting for a peace deal with the Palestinians. He said he
would try to form a new governing coalition rather than
back down.
The prime minister's surprise announcement Monday has
divided Israelis into two camps: those who believe Sharon,
for decades the main architect of Jewish settlement
expansion, is truly changing course; and those who suspect
him of trying to sow confusion and deflect attention from a
widening corruption probe against him.
Sharon said Wednesday that his plan is not related to the
corruption probe, Israel radio reported. Speaking to
reporters at the Israeli parliament building, he said he
was moving forward in spite of his legal troubles, not
because of them.
Sharon, who has denied wrongdoing, is to be questioned by
police Thursday on suspicion he accepted bribes from an
Israeli real-estate developer.
Commentators said whatever Sharon's motives, his
declaration has created irreversible facts, and no future
prime minister could demand to hold on to parts of Gaza in
a peace deal with the Palestinians. «The words that were
uttered can never be taken back,» commentator Dan Margalit
wrote in the Maariv daily.
Opinion polls suggested that Sharon has broad public
support for dismantling most Gaza settlements, increasingly
seen by many Israelis as a security burden. Israel controls
one-third of the strip, while 1.3 million Palestinians
share the rest.
In his first public comment on the issue Tuesday, Sharon
avoided mention of Gaza but said he was determined to press
ahead with the removal of settlements.
«Not only is this difficult for the settlers, but also,
it is more painful for myself than anyone else in Israel,»
Sharon said during a visit of the coastal city of Ashkelon.
«But I've reached a decision and I am going to carry it
out.»
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia told Palestinian
radio he wants to see «deeds, not words. We want to see
them leaving the whole Gaza Strip, leaving Gaza as
liberated Palestinian land and leaving us to concentrate on
their withdrawal from the West Bank.»
In the West Bank on Wednesday, the army said it had
arrested a senior operative in the militant Al Aqsa
Martyrs' Brigades in the village of Tubas. Palestinian
sources identified the man as Jihad Sawafta, who they said
had escaped an Israeli assassination attempt in 2002.
Senior aides to Sharon and Qureia were scheduled to meet
Wednesday in hopes of arranging a meeting between the two
prime ministers, the two sides confirmed. A summit would be
a crucial step in reviving the U.S.-backed «road map»
peace plan.
The talks were to focus on Israel's contentious West Bank
separation barrier - which the Palestinians oppose - and
Palestinian efforts to persuade militant groups to halt
attacks on Israelis, Palestinian officials said.
Efforts to bring the two men together have faltered since
Qureia took office in October, and the road map has been
stalled for months. But Qureia has come under pressure
recently from the United States and Egypt, a key mediator
between Israel and the Palestinians, to agree to a meeting.
The road map aims for an independent Palestinian state,
alongside Israel, by 2005.
«This is maybe their last opportunity to implement the
road map,» a senior Israeli official, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said of a possible summit.
A top security adviser to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
on Wednesday accused the United States of «blackmailing»
the Palestinians.
Jibril Rajoub said the Americans have threatened to
disengage from the peace process unless the Palestinians
arrest those responsible for an October bomb blast in Gaza
that killed three Americans traveling in a diplomatic
convoy.
«You know that the Americans stopped their involvement
waiting for the results of the investigation,» Rajoub told
foreign journalists. «I think that this is blackmail.»
American officials have said they are disappointed with
the lack of cooperation by Palestinian security forces in
the search for the perpetrators.
Sharon has said repeatedly in recent weeks that he plans
to take unilateral steps in the West Bank and Gaza -
dismantling some settlements, redeploying troops and
imposing a boundary - if there is no progress on the road
map in the coming months.
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vreau sa nu cititi...ci sa ca - de ygrec la: 05/02/2004 06:52:28
(la: I want it All & I want it Now)
vreau sa nu cititi...ci sa cantati (in gand)


1...Let's hope you never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around cos we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
....
2...This is a tricky situation -
I've only got myself to blame
It's just a simple fact of life
It can happen to anyone -
You win - you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love
Oh yeah - I fell in love
But now you say it's over and I'm falling apart.
...
3..But life still goes on
I can't get used to, living without, living without,
Living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone, hey
God knows, got to make it on my own


Nu-i asa ca acum zimbiti a aduceri-aminte?
Romanii uniti din Romania - de (anonim) la: 29/02/2004 09:40:21
(la: Cit de uniti sunt romanii (d)in Romania?)
numele este Alin (am uitat sa login)

vrei exemple de unire?
primul pe care-l gasesc: unirea-n cuget si simtiri intru FSN ( si copiii aferenti): peste 50% din romani voteaza feseneaua over and over again... chiar si cei care 'se jura ca nu (o) 'fura'.... vezi GDS si apelul la unitate din turul doi, 2000....

mai am si alte exemple, dar cred ca ai inteles ca nu e greu sa le gasesti.

suntem un popor foarte compact.
Romanii uniti din Romania - de alin la: 29/02/2004 09:45:59
(la: Cit de uniti sunt romanii (d)in Romania?)
am incercat sa postez ca anonim (din graba, uitasem sa login, si nu avean parola la indemana) si vad ca 'mesale anonime nu sunt bine vazute la Luneta'.... fain, bravo Daniel.... :-) postez din nou, ca nu vreau sa fiu prost vazut...


deci.
...exemple de unire?
primul pe care-l gasesc: unirea-n cuget si simtiri intru FSN ( si copiii aferenti): peste 50% din romani voteaza feseneaua over and over again... chiar si cei care 'se jura ca nu (o) 'fura'.... vezi GDS si apelul la unitate din turul doi, 2000....

mai am si alte exemple, dar cred ca ai inteles ca nu e greu sa le gasesti.

suntem un popor foarte compact.
Am impresia ca voi aveti o id - de eamd la: 19/03/2004 08:33:03
(la: Imaginea Romaniei in afara)
Am impresia ca voi aveti o idee foarte gresita despre ce inseamna media. Exista teorii si teorii si cenzura este mai puternica de cat va inchipuiti voi. Si nu se pune problema de lipsa de libertate. Dar pur si simplu dupa ani si ani de studii si experimente sa ajuns la o oarecare selectivitate a ceea ce se poate spune si ceea ce nu se poate spune, dar mai ales la modul in care se spune. Este si o problema de etica la mijloc. Si ceea ce au facut acei oameni semnand o petitie nu are prea mult a face cu emisiunea care a fost difuzata deja pentru ca nu se mai poate schimba nimic acum - a fost difuzata si atat. Dar atrage atentia pentru alte emisiuni viitoare de acest gen. Faptul ca nu vrem sa se difuzeze anumite tipuri de reportaje nu inseamna ca ascundem ceva. Dar cu ce ne ajuta pe noi ca lumea stie despre drogatii din Romania cand romanii sunt total ignoranti la acest subiect? Intelegeti pozitia mea? Anumite emisiuni creeaza defvoruri. Si atunci se impune sa atragem atentia! Si nu are nimic de a face cu mandria (sau rusinea) de a fi roman. Dar sa ne apucam sa aratam pe toate posturile despre toate problemele din Romania nu inseamna 'sa spunem adevarul'. Ar fi timpul sa ne intrebam de ce o facem? Ne ajuta cu ceva? Daca nu, ar trebui sa ne apucam de lucruri mai constructive. Pentru ca mass media este despre manipulare si propaganda. Pentru ca asta este! Get over it.
Filmele mele - de Little Eagle la: 05/04/2004 11:21:43
(la: Filmele mele)
E foarte dificil sa aleg pe cele mai bune, care mi-au placut ori inca imi plac...
am intocmit o lista de 30 filme doar:
1)Casablanca
2)The Godfather 1+2
3)Citizen Kane
4)Lawrence of Arabia
5)On the waterfront
6)2001-A space odyssey
7)High noon
8)One flew over the cuckoo's nest
9)Apocalypse now
10)Chinatown
11)Raging bull
12)Braveheart
13)Life is beautiful
14)Taxi driver
15)The French connection
16)Dances with wolves
17)12 Monkeys
18)Deer hunter
19)Fargo
20)Platoon
21)Goodfellas
22)Pulp fiction
23)Blow up
24)400 blows
25)The seven samurai
26)Au bout de soufle
27)Ed Wood
28)La dolce vita
29)The seven seal
30)Mighty Afrodite


LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy
In Anglia - de (anonim) la: 08/04/2004 02:56:31
(la: Automobile si soferi)
Inainte sa am permis luam trenul sa merg la munca,(sotul m-a ducea pina la gara,sa merg pe jos imi trebuie 45 de minute) trebuie sa admit ca trenurile in anglia nu sint asa cum crezi....
Autobuzul.....da se duce pe toate stradutele,si dureaza dublu sa ajung la munca.
De cind conduc, viata mea s-a schimbat total, am libertatea sa fac ce vreau, cind vreau....nici nu pot sa ma gindesc cum am "supravietuit" fara masina!

Masinile sunt o necesitate(opinia mea).
In romania, nu am avut masina,nici parintii mei,dar totul era accesibil by foot(am locuit intr-un orasel mic.....ah si nu ne-am permis sa avem luxul de-a avea o masina)

Cea mai rea experienta....cu soferii si stilul de condus a fost in Roma, locul 2, la egalitate Paris si Bucuresti.

Sa stii ca in Anglia e foarte greu sa iei carnetul in zilele astea....
Acum 20 de ani sotul meu a condus intr-o linie dreapta pt 500 de metrii si a luat!
Da si sa-l vezi cum conducea..(e sofer bun,doar ca e un vitezoman- presupun ca vine cu masina, pe care o are)
Ca pasager folosesc invizibila frina tot timpul...
Eu cred ca Anglia e o tara unde se respecta (majoritatea) regulile de circulatie, cred ca sistemul lor e foarte bun.
Opinia cu stilul continental-'continental' de-a te baga in fata, claxona si injura la cea mai mica ezitare a altora,
Da recunosc ....sint "sunday drivers" care conduc cu 20 de mile la ora intr-o zona de 40 mile la ora...ma scot din sarite!
Si ii over-take la prima ocazie.
Dar niciodata nu am avut pe nimeni sa m-a claxoneze, sau sa m-a injure...
Nu stiu poate aici in sudul angliei soferii sunt mai civilizati...


Adelina - un sofer bun...si iubitoare a masinilor sport!

(ups nu sunt signed in -Amoore)
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Would you like to read your name in Paris, London and New York? - de Dinu Lazar la: 22/04/2004 06:22:10
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
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Committee to Protect Journalists - de Dinu Lazar la: 06/05/2004 23:51:38
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
NEWS
Committee to Protect Journalists

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

CPJ Names World's Worst Places to Be a Journalist

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

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


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


WORLD'S WORST PLACES TO BE A JOURNALIST:

IRAQ

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

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

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

CUBA

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

ZIMBABWE

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

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

TURKMENISTAN

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

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


BANGLADESH

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

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

CHINA

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

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

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

ERITREA

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

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


HAITI

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

THE WEST BANK AND GAZA

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

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

RUSSIA

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

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

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

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




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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.

LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy






















The New York Times si rascoala fotografilor - de Dinu Lazar la: 18/05/2004 02:20:32
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Dear fellow editorial photographers and colleagues:

It was with significant dismay that we read The New York Times' recent contract offer to its contributing freelance photographers. It marks a new low point in our industry's downward spiral in the terms under which freelancers are asked to work for publications.

Over the years the Times has been continually diminishing the compensation it pays to freelancers. It has not raised its assignment fees for so many years that inflation has greatly eaten away the value of the payment. By comparison, standard photo assistant day rates in most metro areas of the US now outstrip what The New York Times sees fit to pay its freelance photographers for creating the visual content of its pages. To add insult to injury, in 1998 the Times began demanding web use without additional payment, then a few years later unilaterally eliminated transmission fees, and now is asking for copyright with no additional increase in compensation. The Times is in essence seeking to gain virtually all the benefits of having employees without bearing any of the real costs. Why should freelancers subsidize The New York Times in this manner?

In its defense, the Times has argued that this contract is not much different from many contracts currently employed by newspapers. We feel that joining the ranks of other publishers that attempt to bully their freelancers with bad terms and bad contracts only makes the Times one more bully on the block. Given that the Times takes pride in presenting itself as an organization devoted to integrity and excellence, its treatment of freelancers clearly violates its own cherished principles. We would think that a publication as esteemed and prestigious as The New York Times would find this situation most embarrassing, not to mention demoralizing to those who are asked to distribute this contract.

From a photographer's perspective the Times contract is an abysmally bad deal (for a thorough analysis, please go to:
, plus more information at:
). EP has always strongly taken the position that photographers should say NO to bad deals. We continue to urge all freelancers to walk away from bad deals.

Sincerely and respectfully,

The EP (Editorial Photographers) Board of Directors

Brian Smith, EP President
Shawn Henry, EP Vice President
Andrew Buchanan
Leslie Burns
Ed Caldwell, EP Treasurer
Andy Freeberg
Rich Frishman
Michael Grecco
Jason Grow
Pat Harbron
Robert Holmgren
Robert Houser
Regis Lefebure
Paula Lerner
William Mercer McLeod
Eric Millette
Richard Morgenstein
Seth Resnick
Ken Richardson
Rick Rickman
Brian Smale
David Strick
Dinu Lazar
Brad Trent
Danny Turner
Jennie Zeiner

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
www.editorialphoto.com
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Machine Gun - de Little Eagle la: 27/05/2004 16:03:15
(la: Despre Alegerile din S.U.A.: De ce trebuie sa votam pt. GWB.)
"Happy New Year first of all.I hope we'll have a million years or two million more of them...If we can get over this summer.Right.I'd like to dedicate this one to the draggin' scene yhat's goin'on,all the soldiers that are fightin' in Chicago,Milwaukee and New York...Oh yes,and all the soldiers fightin' in Vietnam.like to do a thing called'Machine Gun".

Machine gun
Tearing my body all apart
Machine gun
Tearing my body all apart.

Evil man make me kill ya
Evil man make you kill me
Evil man make me kill ya
Even though we're only families apart.

Well I pick my axe and fight like a bomber
(You know what I mean)
Hey and your bullets
Keep me knocking me down.

Hey I pick my axe
Yeah but you still blast me down to the ground.

The same way you shoot me down baby
You'll be going just the same
Three times the pain
And your own self to blame
Hey machine gun.

I ain't afraid of your mess no more
I ain'afraid no more
After a while your cheap talk
Don't even cause me pain
So let your bullets fly like rain.

'Cause I know all this time you're wrong baby
And you'll be goin' just the same
Yeah machine gun
Tearing my family apart
Yeah yeah alright
Tearing my family apart.

Don't you shoot him down
He's about to live here
Don't you shoot him down
He's got to stay here
He ain't goin' nowhere
He-s been shot down to the ground
Oh where he can survive no no.

Yeah that's what we don't wanna hear any more,alright
No bullets,no guns,no bombs
No nothin',just let's all live and live
You know,instead of killing."

Jimi Hendrix live at Filmore East in NY in noaptea de anul nou1969-1970.
Band of gypsys:
Jimi:lyrics,guitar,composer
Billy Cox:bass
Buddy Miles:drums

Jimi a murit pe 18 Sep.1970....eram in anul 1 de liceu si toti din clasa mea am refuzat sa mergem la scoala in acea zi,eram 34,am invadat o berarie si stat in liniste si baut pt. Jimi.
Asa eram pe atunci noi.Azi doar 4-6 au ramas in Romania....interesant nu?
restul am plecat care pe unde ne-a chemat soarta,pana in 1982,unii in Franta,altii in USa,unii in Germania,altii in Israel,Anglia.

Am scris acest faimos cantec al lui Jimi pt. ca sunt impotriva razboiului de orice fel si de oriunde.
El a fost impotriva razboiului.Mama lui Jimi cat si bunica lui au fost din natia de indieni Cherokee,bunica lui a plecat insa in Canada.Jimi a trait mai mult cu ea
pt. ca parintii lui au divortat cand era mic.A invatat acel wisdom indian de la bunica lui.
Bunica lui i-a spus ca va avea o viata scurta....dar in ultimii 6 ani din viata va deveni mare in toata lumea si asa a fost sa fie....NIMENI in istoria muzicii de la anii 60 incoace,va putea egala geniul lui.

Din primul lui grup(in London)"Jimi Hendrix Experience",azi toti au decedat...
recent,in anul asta Mitch Mitchell si Noel Redding.

Mereu l-am iubit pe Jimi si muzica lui.

cu drag,
Love&peace brothers and sisters,
Ozzy(Little Eagle Who Cries)



















































































































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From Ozzy - de (anonim) la: 01/06/2004 02:27:22
(la: Explozia la Mihailesti: adevarata fata a autoritatilor romanesti)
Dragi frati si surori,

Va rog sa-mi permiteti sa trimit aceste versuri ale unui cantec celebru,scris de Pete Townshend,pe albumul Quadrophenia(The Who desigur),le dedic celor 18 oameni ,frati si surori de la Mihailesti.
Cantecul se numeste"Drowned".A fost scris special de Pete pt. Meher Baba,oceanul inseamna Baba,si noi toti picaturi din el ce formeaza acest ocean.Dumnezeu-Grand Father-Great Spirit-The Creator.
Odata ,Pete l-a cantat la Myrtle Beach(So.Carolina fiind langa el pe plaja,la ocean,am mai scris despre asta deja).

There are men high up there fishing
Haven't seen quite enough of the world,
I ain't seen a sign of my heroes,
And I'm still diving for pearls.

Let me flow into the ocean,
Let me back to the sea.
Let be me stormy and let be me calm,
Let the tide in,and set me free.

I'm flowing under bridges,
Then flying through the sky,
I'm travelling down cold metal
Just a tear in baby's eye.

Let me flow...repeat

I am not the actor
This can't be the scene
But I'm in the water
As far as I can see.

I'm remembering distant memories
Recalling other names
Rippling over canyons,
And boiling in the rain.

Let me flow...repeat.

Words and music-Pete Townshend
Vocals-Roger Daltrey
Bass-John Entwistle
Drums-Keith Moon

dati din suflet o lacrima pt. cei morti.

Love&peace,
Ozzy(Little Eagle Who Cries)












































De uichend - de Dinu Lazar la: 18/06/2004 08:48:34
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Pen`ca vine uichendu`, imi face placere sa va indrept catre o lectura foarte placuta, care arata ca fotografia editoriala merge inainte, nu e impotmolita si ragushita si moarta ca la noi:

PDNOnline has been updated with the latest news.


-A preview of some exhibits and evening slide shows planned for this year's Visa Pour l'Image in Perpignan reveals there will be a few "softer" photo essays among the usual images of war and destruction. (Be sure to click on the More Images feature).

-The fight over the freelance contract from The New York Times may be over soon. We detail the paper's concessions and find out what the changes mean to the photographers who capitulated to the earlier agreement.

-Ad news: Behind the scenes of two new campaigns for two different energy companies -- including the photographers the ad agencies considered and eventually rejected. (Be sure to click on the More Images feature).

-People on the Move: People magazine's photo department loses its veteran leader; turnover continues at New York magazine; a new executive creative director takes over at J.
Walter Thompson; a former art director becomes a rep at Marnie Rose Agency; news from Nicki Peters & Associates. ($ premium for subscribers only).

-A new photo festival is being launched on the banks of the East River in New York; organizers Jimmy Moffat of Art + Commerce and educator Stephen Frailey are looking for emerging photographers to exhibit.

-ASMP Foundation unveils its new grant program, and names new members to the board.

http://www.pdnonline.com


PDN Photo Annual

Have you visited the online gallery showcasing this year's winners of the PDN Photo Annual? You can view an array of beautiful and interesting images, and see the contact information for each of the honored photographers, magazines, book publishers, web designers and art directors.
Also, readers can cast their votes for their favorite image in each of the six categories. The stakes are high: The photographer who wins the most votes in each category receives a free portfolio on Photoserve for one year. Maybe that's why the voting has been so intense in some categories.

http://www.pdngallery.com/contests/photoannual/2004/
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