ss_blog_claim=a290fbfb2dabf576491bbfbeda3c15bc

Monday, February 28, 2011

ARE THEY ALL IDIOTS?

Many years ago I saw an American movie "The Hunter" I guess it was with DeNiro.
I do not remember the details, but I remember it was quite crude and realistic.
The war in Vietnam was depicted as it was, a terrible experience that changed the life of the survivors.
Nevertheless, to my upmost surprise, at the end, in a moment in which ANY Italian had he had to suffer what the Americans soldiers did for his country is comment would have been "Vaffanculo Italia e tutti gli italiani!"
But the scene was shocking to me.
They all gathered around the table and said "God Bless America".
I remember I thought " Are they idiots or what?"
I certainly couldn’t understand.
Exactly as I cannot understand now.

ALL AMERICANS ARE READY TO BEGIN A NEW WAR, for Democracy sake.


ARE THEY ALL IDIOTS?

Content

Personal content was what made the Internet a success.
We could read a newspaper, a book, see a movie, or watch TV, also before the Internet.
What makes the net special is the possibility to actually "exchange" our thoughts, ideas, pictures, movies.
It is a "democratic" way to make new content, because it is cheap, so cheap that almost everyone can be a consumer and a producer.
The people who do not see it are people who do not see the future (or do not want to).
And I am not talking about quality.
I am talking about a new kind of entertainment, so entertaining that the young generation forgot TV.
Ask a young guy what he likes to do and he will answer he likes the NET, he spends most of his time on the Net.
So much that we have the new kind of "addiction".
In a very near future we will have good journalists, good movie producers and may be they will be someone who began on the Internet, with the first movie on Youtube.
Who cares if 99% is crap?
The 1% will be anyway a number like a thousand, or many thousands.
Be prepare people of today, the future will all be another thing.

The Market of the rising economies

There are people who say that the car industry is finished.
They are blind, they do not see that it has just began.
They are used to see the world with the limitation of their view.
The world, the economy, the markets, for most Westerners are the West.
But there are lands where the sun has just risen, the economy is just at their first steps and more than anything where the internal market is just beginning.
Wait that one billion two hundred millions Chinese earn a decent salary and the first thing they will look forward is a nice home and A NICE CAR.
The smart entrepreneurs are already preparing their weapons to be among the first who will satisfy the hunger of consumerism of this new world.
Which will be the most dreamed and desired car?
Will it be the BMW 6-Series? It is rating 8.2 out of 10.
Not bad. I guess it has some chances, considering the new markets are mostly made by young people.
Or will it be the maserati granturismo?
Being Italian I would like it. It is just rated 7.7 out of 10, but nothing can compete with its glamour...It is the right knock out when it comes to conquer women...
The only problem I see, is that is not for everybody...due to the high price.
Will it be the mazda?
Rating 7.3 comes at very affordable prices and good looking too.
But if I had to chose I would certainly prefer the porsche 911 carrera.
The Porsche is a luxury sport car that has been the dream of at least two generations, setting the benchmark for handling and performance for nearly four decades.
Rated 8.8 out of 10, comes at a good nice, high price, just like everything you dream. It is not everybody’s car, but it will certainly be somebody’s heaven.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

When going dark means enlightment

A new policy analysis of the FBI's "Going Dark" project (which, you gotta admit is a lot catchier than workmanlike title "CALEA II") is out from CDT. The opening grafs and the URL to the full document are below:


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking new technology mandates that would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to conduct surveillance of new communications services. While nothing has yet been proposed, the New York Times has reported that the FBI wants to amend the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) to require that a range of companies re-design their services.

When CALEA was adopted in 1994, it covered a handful of telecommunications companies using switching equipment made by a handful of manufacturers. The technologies and services the FBI now apparently wants to bring under CALEA are much more diverse. Some were developed in garages and others in college dorm rooms. They take advantage of the unique, decentralized design of the Internet. It would be very disruptive if they had to follow the centralized model of the traditional telephone system.

The FBI, calling its program “Going Dark,” argues that is could lose the ability to conduct surveillance. There is no doubt that communications technologies have changed dramatically recent years, that some communications are more difficult to intercept than are others, and that the FBI has a legitimate concern that criminals and terrorists will gravitate to communications technologies that are difficult to surveil. However, taken as a whole, the digital revolution has made more information available to the FBI than ever before and government surveillance goes up almost every year. In 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, federal and state law enforcement placed a record 2,376 wiretaps. On average, 3,763 communications were intercepted in each of these wiretaps. Far from "Going Dark" as a result of advances in technology, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are experiencing a boon in electronic surveillance.

More

Friday, February 25, 2011

Greed is the addiction of human nature

Greed, this human, widespread, incontrollable exasperation, which belongs to human nature, but is so inhuman in all its humanity.
Greed is the exasperation of the struggle to survival, a faulty goal that drives and destroys the life of many.
Greed is perpetual hunger, endless research of something more.
It is the goal of life.
Money is not important, what matters is being able to add.
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Life is too short, it is a pity to die, when there is still so much to grab.
Having more doesn’t give you the satisfaction, because more is always less of what it could be.

Till you lose the perception of what it is.

1 million?
2 Millions?
1 billion?
20 Billions?

The minutes are measured in hundreds, the hours in thousands, the days in hundred thousands, the months in millions and so on.
Time flies too fast...if you could live more, you could reach more.

I really pity you.
Money for me is the way to live better, to enjoy life, to share with the people I love.
Money is the way to be a better person, to learn more, to be able to do more.

Money for the greedy is a shame.
I saw ALL those who do not know, didn’t see, didn’t imagine.
I asked myself: don’t they realize how mean, sordid, beggarly, miserable they look?

I guess they do, even if they will never admit it.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang BÖHMER Minister-president of Sachsen-Anhalt

Dear Mr. Böhmer,

First excuse me for writing in English, but my German is not good enough.
Second, please forgive me if I steal a few minutes of your precious time, but I have exhausted all my resources and you happen to be my last hope.
I am Italian, married to a German citizen.
In 2008 I bought a Fachwerkhaus in Quedlinburg, which was my dream.
I invested all my money for restoring it and it is a beautiful place, in a beautiful town.
I made seven apartments and, since both me and my husband are without a job, we live on the rent of these apartments.
Since 2009 our neighbor, Familie Bomke whose court is connected to ours, divided by a wooden fence, enjoys the evenings (till four in the morning) singing, playing loud music and making a big open fire close to the wooden fence, attached to a very old tree, endangering both houses (wooden houses) the people who live in them (5 families), pollutes the air we breath, because they use recycled wood, very often with residues of varnish, and do not let anybody to sleep.
It is THREE years, we went to a layer (3000 euros), to court, we reported the fact to the Ordnungsamt several times, to the Police.
Results:

NOTHING absolutely nothing.

I ask myself:
Is Quedlinburg a Republik in the German Republik?
Is the Familie Bomke in some way connected to the Mafia?
The situation is very similar to Corleone, where the family Riina does unpunished ALL what they like.

Besides being unstandable, today I had the first letter, from the first tenant, that, since they cannot sleep and breath they decided to change house.
I am afraid it will be followed by the others.

Who is going to support us, when we loose our income?
Who is going to pay the damages, and give me back the money I invested?

Most important: who should I contact to have JUSTICE?

Sometimes it looks like the only way should be buying a gun and shooting.
May be in this way the problem would be solved.
If it was in Italy it would be very simple: instead of paying a layer, you just contact the right people and they solve the problem...

I invested all my savings here thinking to be in a more civilized country, but it looks like I was wrong.
Is Germany following Italy?

The court sentenced that the German law allows two grills a month, till 10 in the evening, but the Bomkes have to follow the local law, which says clearly: no open fire in the center of the town.
It looks like the police here is not able to read.
It would be good to refresh their knowledge of their language or hire somebody with the elementary knowledge.

I apologize if the tone of my writing looks harsh, but my life is going to be destroyed.
Please, if you cannot do anything, let me know if there is somebody in Sachsen Anhalt that is not colluded with the local mafia and is willing to do the job he is appointed to.


Best Regards Fulvia Demaria Broghammer

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The "psychotic shitholes"

"Sure is weird that most of the earth's oil is where all of the psychotic shitholes are."

I think that it is not a matter of being "psychotic shitholes" it is a matter of being pissed off by Americans like the one who has the gut not to write, but even to think something like this.
Evidently the Middle East "psychotic shitholes" at least are a little bit smarter than the Americans
They understand who the "psychotic shitholes" are...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What we owe the previous generation

My father was an Italian partisan.
He fought against fascism and risked his life.
But his fight didn´t finish in 1945.
His life was lived following his principles, honesty and work.
Those same principles that today are so out of fashion.
He wanted to build a better world for himself and for me.
In one way it is good he cannot see what world we have today.
A world where deception, stealing, murdering, are the new virtues, where the law is an opinion of the judge, where right is wrong and what was wrong is right.
I do not accept it, I will never accept it, that is what I owe him.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

How to brainwash a Nation: a new kind of dictatorship.

We are slowly brainwashed and this process began long ago.
You cannot change a society suddenly. It will rebel, do it slowly and in a nice way, and people not realizing it, will be willing to change.
Use what they call Propaganda, the one which was used effectively in the past by people like Hitler.
But unlikely Hitler who used entirely the methods of terror, the methods of physical violence, what is going to happen in the future is that dictators will find, as the old saying goes, that you can do everything as long as it is what they want. That if you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled, and this they will do partly by drugs and partly by these new techniques of propaganda.
Aldous Huxley said: "All that is needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look sincere; political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The personality of the candidate, the way he is projected by the advertising experts, are the things that really matter."

Let’s analyze some of those technological methods:

Subliminal projection.


The term "subliminal" is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "below the threshold of sensation or consciousness: said of states supposed to exist but not strong enough to be recognized".
The purpose of subliminal projection is to eliminate irritation, create consumer desire without fuss and feathers - no visual image, no audible word. Advertising has simply gone underground; the trick is easy enough, and is not really new. By throwing a word or two on the screen and leaving it there at a light intensity below that of the picture being shown, the company can get the word into your thoughts without causing you the awful inconvenience of having to see and read it. The words are guaranteed to cause no pain; they merely remind you, as a faithful servant might, that Coca-Cola is your favorite drink. Tests have been run. And it is all true: sales of Coke rocketed in the lobby of a movie theatre where the tests were made.
The technology tool of the 20th century was essentially the TV.
Everybody can acknowledge the fact that TV programs center mostly on triviality, the movies or TV series, represent stories in which the audience can identify and since "monkeys do what monkeys see" are allured to copy the behavior of the actor or actress.
I always believed that the man’s behavior made the culture of the century in which he lived, now I realize it is exactly the contrary.
If you talk about a "green world" if you emphasize how great is life in a "greener" world and suggest the means to have it, you can be sure most people will be happily fighting for it.

Democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance.
But what certain people are doing today, for their particular purposes for selling goods and the dictatorial propagandists are doing, is to try to bypass the rational side of man and to appeal directly to these unconscious forces below the surface.
So that they are, in a way, making nonsense of the whole democratic procedure, which is based on conscious choice on rational ground.
Worse, you let people believe that they are choosing following their free will, while they choose what somebody else want them to choose.

The advertising method is a way of getting hold of the person and playing both on his physiology and his psychology until he really breaks down and then you can implant a new idea in his head.

Politics in themselves are not evil, television is not in itself evil, atomic energy is not evil, and yet probably the wrong people will use these various devices and for the wrong motives.
These are all instruments for obtaining power, and obviously the passion for power is one of the most moving passions that exists in man; and after all, all democracies are based on the notion that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one man or any one small group have too much power for too long a time.

In an age of accelerating overpopulation, of accelerating over-organization, and ever more efficient means of mass communication, how can we preserve the integrity and reassert the value of the human individual?

Knowledge IS power.
So first: Education.
The most important is to insist on individual values.
Every human being is unique. And it is, of course, on this genetical basis that the whole idea of the value of freedom is based.
And it's extremely important to stress this in all our educational life, and I would say it's also very important to teach people to be on their guard against the sort of verbal booby traps into which they are always being led, to analyze the kind of things that are said to them. Well, I think there is the whole educational side of…and I think there are many more things that one could do to strengthen people, and to make them more aware of what was being done.
Education and culture is NOT a sum of notion, it is the training to critical thinking, it is never accepting what one is told, but always discussing.
It is giving clues and expecting answers and solutions.

Freedom

You could produce plenty of goods without much freedom, but the whole sort of creative life of man is ultimately impossible without a considerable measure of individual freedom of…that initiative, creation, all these things which we value, and I think value properly, are impossible without a large measure of freedom.

As much as I think the quantity of ideas make the GREAT idea.
Progress is not just the discovery of something new.
It is the use you do of that something new.
And, unlikely many think, the progress is MADE by the bottom of the pyramid.
The top is too busy thinking how to rule, how to impose itself, how to survive, to understand that progress is very often the product of need, joy the product of suffering.
A world where everything runs perfectly is a still world, life where joy and happiness are the norm is plainer and sadder.
Normality and boredom kill more than need.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Three easy rules to be succesful

Having the best website of the world is just for nothing if you are invisible, if no potential customer can find you.
The first thing to be sure of, when you rely on the Net for your success is to be easily reachable, that means, if your potential customers digit a keyword related to your business, that they are shown the link to your website.
Being on Google’s page 50 will bring you nowhere.
Because your potential customers will find what they are looking for much sooner.
Rule number first: be there before your competitors.
How?
Choosing the right seo experts chicago.
Rule number two:
Use if possible the social networks.
Because there is where the majority of your potential customers are.
How?
Choosing the right social media experts chicago.
And when they find you?
Rule number three:
Change your potential customers in real customers.
How?
Choosing the right web design chicago.
Easy, isn´t it?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What everybody should know:

Because of corporatocray policies and actions . ..
• More than half the world's population survives on less than $2 a day—about the same real income as they had thirty years ago.
• More than two billion people lack access to basic amenities, including electricity, clean water, sanitation, land titles, phones, police, and fire protection.
• There is a 55-60 percent failure rate for all World Banksponsored projects (according to a study by the Joint Economic Committee of U.S. Congress).
• The cost of servicing Third World debt is greater than all Third World spending on health or education and nearly two times the amount those countries receive each year in foreign aid.
Despite current lip service to forgiving it, Third World debt grows every year, currently approaching $3 trillion. The record is not encouraging. During the 1996 round of "debt forgiveness," the G7 countries, IMF, and World Bank announced a cancellation of up to 80 percent in HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) debt, but between 1996 and 1999 the overall amount of debt-servicing payments from HIPC actually increased by 25 percent, from $88.6 trillion to $114.4 trillion.
• A trade surplus of $1 billion for developing countries in the 1970s turned into an $11 billion deficit at the beginning of the new millennium and continues to grow.
• Ownership of Third World wealth is more concentrated than it was before the 1970s era of massive infrastructure development and the 1990s privatization wave. In many countries, the top 1 percent of households now accounts for more than 90 percent of all private wealth.

• Transnational corporations have taken control over much of the production and commerce in developing countries. For example 40 percent of the world's coffee is traded by just four companies while thirty supermarket chains account for almost one-third of worldwide grocery sales. A handful of oil and other resource-extractive companies control not only the markets but also the governments of countries that possess the resources.
• Corporate greed was highlighted when ExxonMobil announced another record-breaking profit, $10.4 billion, in the second quarter of 2006—the second biggest profit ever reported by a U.S. company, surpassed only by Exxon's $10.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2005; both were years when rising oil prices caused intense suffering among the world's poor. Oil companies are highly subsidized through tax breaks, trade agreements, and international environmental and labor laws that favor them.
• The overall share of federal taxes paid by U.S. corporations is now less than 10 percent, down from 21 percent in 2001, and more than 50 percent during World War II. One-third of America's largest and most profitable corporations paid zero taxes in at least one of the first three years in the new millennium. In 2002 U.S. corporations booked $149 billion in tax-haven countries such as Ireland, Bermuda, Luxembourg, and Singapore.
• Of the one hundred largest economies in the world, fifty-one are corporations. Of these, forty-seven are U.S.-based.
• At least thirty-four thousand children under five years old die every day from hunger or preventable diseases.
• The United States and many of the countries Washington touts as democracies exhibit the following undemocratic characteristics: the media is manipulated by huge corporations and the government; politicians are beholden to wealthy campaign contributors; and policies made "behind closed doors" ensure that voters are not informed about key issues.
• When the international treaty to ban land mines was passed by the U.N. in 1997 by a vote of 142-0, the United States abstained;
the United States refused to ratify the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Biological Weapons Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, and an International Criminal Court.
• Global military spending reached a new record high of $1.1 trillion in 2006, with the United States accounting for nearly half of that (averaging $1,600 for every U.S. man, woman, and child).
• The United States was ranked #53 on the World Press Freedom list in 2006 (compared to #17 in 2002) and has been severely criticized by Reporters Without Borders and other NGOs for jailing and intimidating journalists.

• The U.S. national debt (amount of money owed by the U.S. federal government to creditors who hold U.S. debt instruments) is the largest in the world.
A large percentage of this debt is held by the central banks of Japan and China and by members of the EU, rendering us extremely vulnerable to them.
• U.S. external debt (total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services) is also the largest in the world. (It is noteworthy that Washington uses the National and External Debts of other countries as weapons, forcing their governments to comply with corporatocracy demands or face bankruptcy, economic sanctions, and severe IMF-imposed "conditionalities"; yet the United States is the largest debtor nation in the world.)
At the heart of every one of the inequities are corporations.
By changing them we will change the world.
No longer will we accept imperialistic capitalism, where a very few rich men make all the decisions and most of the money and do so largely in secret. We will demand that they abide by those principles we hold to be self-evident, as stated in our most sacred documents, principles of justice, equality, compassion, and governance with an eye toward providing peace and stability for future generations.


Taken from "THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE" by John Perkins

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Empire is falling apart

"We must defend civil society and democratic institutions from the effects of high unemployment and economic breakdown. We therefore demand:

1. Measures to reduce speculation and minimize the burden of fictitious capital.
2. Measures to nationalize the Federal Reserve, cut federal borrowing, and provide 0% federal credit for production.
3. Measures to re-industrialize, build infrastructure, develop science drivers, create jobs, and restore a high-wage economy.
4. Measures to defend and expand the social safety net.
5. Measures to re-launch world trade and promote world recovery."

Webster G. Tarpley

"The US and the world are gripped by a deepening economic depression. There is no recovery and no automatic business cycle which will revive the economy. This bottomless depression will worsen until policies are reformed."

The bottomless depression is not a "consequence", it is a "wanted" depression.
It is not the "effect", it is the "cause".
There is no will from "cola´dove si puote cio´che si vuole" to end the economic depression.
As in ALL the countries of the American Empire, the mountain of debts is the mean to enslave the population, the debts are the conditio sine qua non.

The America corporations have used at their best the "Mafia" ways to build a profitable business.
As the "Famiglia Mafiosa" the big corporations family has built the right infrastructures to reach the goal of the most profitable business.
The Mafia in Italy is so powerful that I begin to doubt it will ever possible to end it.
Not even Mussolini with his "prefetto di ferro" was able to win it.

But there is a big difference between the Italian Mafia and the American corporative mafia.
A lesson they didn’t understand.
The Italian mafia is a "system" in a "system".
As long as the system on which it relies lasts, it will last.
A race doesn’t extinguish because defeated by its enemies.
It extinguishes for lack of preys, lack of food.
If the prey (system) that feeds you survives, you can survive.

The American corporations built a system that lives on itself.
On one end the "slave producers" on the other the "slave consumers".
When there is no prey (consumers) there is no food.

That is why the Empire is falling apart.

The greatest enemy: The Human Nature.

There are two main ways to build an Empire: the Latins´way and the American way.
Both rely on military forces, but in the second way the army enters the picture ONLY when any other way has proved useless.
An empire can be built without the risks of war and at far less expense.
But also in this, I am sorry to say it, the lesson comes if not from the ancient Latin’s, from their descendents.
The Italian Mafia has one way to build its empire.
“In one pocket I have 100 millions cash, in the other a loaded gun, and I have NO SCROUPLES”.
This way proves to be quite effective and usually saves a lot of blood, being the second option rarely used.
The American way or I should be more precise, the American big Corporations way (because the American people have very little to do with it) got the lesson and proved it works better than the Ancient Romans way.
But there is no Empire that lasts forever, it is much easier to build it than to keep it.
They have the greatest enemy: The Human Nature.

People usually do not like to be slaves and it lasts as long as they realize that they have nothing to lose, and when you have nothing to lose, you lose it.
On the other hand Greediness kills any successful enterprise.
Human Nature cannot stop, tends to give the impression to the winners to be in some way invincible, sometimes even close to be some type of superior God.
When that happens the “GODS” do not see anymore, do not understand anymore, blinded by the thought that everything will ever be as it was.
That happens to the biggest thieves, the biggest killers.
They simply cannot STOP.
That is the beginning of the end.
Because the end ALWAYS comes, believe me.
The world is full of the bones of the ones who believed to be invincible.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Awakening

"What makes me cynical is that the USA as a society has become so hideously corrupt and heartless."
On the contrary, I guess that it is going the other way.
Never, like today, USA has been so conscious of its own corruption and heartlessness.
The average American used to sit down, in his home to watch TV, not caring a bit of how the rest of the world was living, that the poor part of it was obliged to work for 30 dollars a month to produce cheap merchandise, to guarantee the 5% of the world population a living standard that allowed it to consume most of the world’s resources.
They begin to ask themselves what they did to the world, what building an Empire has cost.
Now that the threat of low wages jobs, unemployment, homelessness, lack of food, lack of the security of a pension or health care, has arrived to US, has touched them directly, now they begin to open their eyes.
They begin to see what happened to others and what will happen to them.
They begin to understand the contradiction of wanting a green and unpolluted world and being the number first polluters, of talking about democracy and finding out they experience a dictatorship, of professing to respect human rights and enjoying a materialism built on exploiting other people’s lives, consuming oil drained from other countries and paid with blood, wearing clothes manufactured by slaves´labor.
Whatever it was that brought the awakening of the US people, it is very much welcomed.
Nothing good grows from a diamond, a lot grows from shit.

Yes, you can

The great lesson of South America.
Can you defeat US imperialism?
Yes you can.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Egypt

I am far from being on Mubarak´s side, but I cannot but see the hand of US and "Great" Britain on the background.
Historia Magistra vitae, but nobody listens.
For centuries the Europeans have fought each other with poor results...except for the Britons and people who sold weapons and lent money...

Now it is Middle East´s turn.
I do not even talk about Africa, because they will never understand that behind every soldier there is somebody who makes a good profit with war.
Wars are good business, one of the best.
But to understand History one should know it.
That is why there is so much ignorance around.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Vaffanculo

Chris Hedges' Columns Recognizing the Language of Tyranny is so true and illuminating in its crudeness.
He is able to express what we think and cannot say for a lack of words.
He has them, the right words, and the right picture of what is happening.
Too bad there are too few who can understand.
When the mass will, it will be too late.
It is like cancer, when you detect it, when you have the clear symptoms, it is too late.
You will have to die, because you cannot believe that it can happen.
Just like tyranny, it always happens to the "others".
And when it happens to you, you can just be "appalled", incredulous, devastated.

But Mr. Hedges, let me say, if there are two languages for tyranny, there is just one for the "serfs":

VAFFANCULO

said from the deep of my heart...

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Mericans

"As for myself, although I realize that there is a limit to what we can do for the 3rd world people who come here, I'm well disposed to the illegals I see around me and all thru out the U.S.

Why is that? Because at the river I see them, a Pop and 5 or 6 Kids piled into a battered old Ford on a sunny Sunday, fishing for perch with worms and a Walmart Rod, cooking cheap hot dogs over an open fire, the old man drinking beer from a can, the mom sitting in the shade, enjoying themselves, just like my Swamp Yankee Mill Town family used to do 40 years ago, same place, in a battered old Ford, the Old Man drinking beer, and everybody having a helluva time because we didn't know any different.

I still don't. And at the same time my neighbors driving their Hummers down to the air conditioned Gambling Casinos, spending their day in dim light, or flying off all over the world for exotic overseas vacations. or taking greasy cruises on massive ships ...

That's why I like the illegals, Mexicans most specifically."

MarlinFive54

Leipnitz, East Germany where the past is the future

Leipnitz schloss

It is some time I do not write anything about East germany.
I have been very busy and no travelling.
I have moved to Muldental, precisely to Leipnitz zum Rittergut.
I live in the Rittergut ( the Schloss), among forests and lakes.
July, August and September were spent in the woods.
I was there most of my day, officially looking for mushrooms (and I found tons of them) but in reality enjoying every bit of it.
They are so dark and silent and there are millions of strange mushrooms, of every color.
You can easily find deers and (rarely) wild pigs.
Millions of birds make useless the music machine.
Now in winter, if possible, the landscape looks even better under the snow and we had a lot of it this year.
I would define East countryside the landscape of the past.
Therefore it is the landscape of the future.
It didn´t live the mad Era of "New is beautiful" "Plastic is better".
Oil didn´t leave big marks here and, since we are almost at "Peak Oil", this will be a Western part untouched by Mac civilisation.
Whoever likes nature and want to breath it, this is a place to be.
 
ss_blog_claim=a290fbfb2dabf576491bbfbeda3c15bc