Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Know how of the Chinese

Some time ago I bought a can opener.
Nice, stainless steel, with a white plastic handle, Made in China, cost 4 Euros.
The first time I used it I had big problems.
It worked well for half a centimeter then stopped.
No way to cut that piece.
Began again and cut another centimeter and the same happened, stooped and didn’t want to cut that piece.
At the end I had several small pieces cut, I could empty the juice, but no way to open the can.
I thought, as last resource, to use a knife.
It worked, also because the can, even though the peas were Germans, was Made in China, and the Aluminum was very thin.
Unfortunately, almost at the end, I cut one finger of the hand that was keeping the can still.
I immediately washed, dried the finger and put a plaster.
The plaster (Made in China) lasted a few seconds.
My husband (the German) had immediately a solution (German blood)"Why don’t I put a tape ON the plaster so that it keeps it?
Good idea, but the tape was also Made in China.
Lasted a few minutes, then opened.
I still remember the old plasters you took away after two days and you had to water them before, in order NOT to remove your own skin with the plaster...

Some time ago we had a similar experience with our doors.
They were a little bit "shabby", but still in good shape, in my opinion.
Which was not the opinion of my husband (the German).
We usually have different point of view...
"I will paint them anyway..."
I would have simply put a piece of cartoon on the floor and painted them "in loco"
Of course that would be TOO SIMPLE for a German.
In order to perform the work in the BEST way "we (pluralis Majestatis) need four working goats".
We need four because the doors are three.
When the first coat dries in door A, I can paint the first coat in door B. In the meantime I can free part one and paint the first coat in door C. And so on...
We go to OBI.
The working goats were, as the label said "German quality, Chinese price"
And we agreed, because when you talk about saving, Italians and Germans have the same point of view...
Then we had to buy the paint : the cheap one was 5 Euros and the expensive 35 Euros.
It wasn’t difficult to decide, of course for the one which was SEVEN times cheaper.
The Brush.
German Brush: 8 Euros for on brush.
Chinese: 6 brushes 5 Euros.
The German dared to say: The German lasts longer..
The Italian: when you are finished, you have to wash it, dry it and then you put it somewhere and the next time you need it, you have to buy a new one ANYWAY because you do not remember where it is..
The German agreed, mostly to the last our house 90% of the time spent to do something IS spent to look for the tools to do it, and if you want the job done, you have to buy NEW tools.

So, dismount the doors, put door A on the first two working goats and door B on the seconds...
On the paint is written: no need to add solvent..
It comes out that it looks like a thick glue, colored in white.
You must be careful and fast to use it.
The brushes revealed soon to be NOT what you would need with such a paint.
Most of the hair stayed on the paint, and ON the door...

But the worst was the German quality, Chinese price goats.
They were good, they opened right, they were even at the same level, but they were made for the height of the average Chinese, who is smaller than the average German.
A pain in the back, cured, this time with Aspirin Made in Germany.

I am not so sure the Chinese copied the HOW, but certainly not the know.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


The best moment of my year is when I see the first swallow.
And the worst is like today, when you see the firsts preparing to go.
They group on the electric wires, and they make tests on how to fly together.
At the beginning there is one leading, the others following and always two or three left in the back, who struggle to follow.
They try again and these laters are in the middle, and the fastest on the borders.
And after a few days they leave.
Will I be here again when they will come back?

Then it is the time to collect my geraniums plants.
To cut them short, to group them in a few vases, to put them on the windows, to protect them from the first, unexpected frost.
I will water them, I will look after them, thinking of when it will be time again to make new vases, and they will bloom and grow and make the best colored flowers.
All our life is spent waiting, preparing and dreaming.
The future is just a few moments, but it is in the eyes and the heart of the beholder, much longer before and after.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In Germany position is Everything

Did you ever eat one of those Currywurst bought from a stall on the road?

The German government to make a little bit of extra cash decided that:

If you eat standing, the Vat is 7%

If you sit the Vat is 19%

In Italy is 20% whatever you do....

Preparing for the collapse

My whole life has been living the future and living the present in view of the future.
Needless to say that in times like this my main reading has been about collapse.
And what better example than the previous collapses?(1929, URRSS collapse)

What will be?
How to be prepared?
First you must think with a "post collapse mind" and NOT as you would react today.
First thing: how to save what I have, or better, what will I need that I can prepare now?
Many invest in gold.
Currencies will collapse, so gold will be the new currency.
Now, what do you think you need mostly when there is no money, no state, no welfare, nothing?
To whom do you sell your gold?
Who will need gold?

You will need food and a place to live.
No or little energy will mean you need a place where you do not need too much energy and you can produce it.
So: no gold, but may be a house.
A house in a place not too cold, with a piece of land where to grow my food, fruit trees, may be a few chickens, or a pond with fishes and geese.
Second: some solar panels or a wind turbine.

May be, if I lived in US a good buy could be a house in Florida.
But not Miami or a fancy place.
Not even on the beach.
A place where with a little money you can buy a nice house and a good piece of land.
Then, as I said, solar panels and so on.

If the collapse really comes, who will live better:

A financial guy with a lot of gold in a safe in a bank, living in a penthouse on the top of a skyscraper which cost him a fortune just in electricity for the elevator, or me, in my small house in a sunny place, with my kitchen garden, my chickens and my geese?

Beppe Grillo the phony

Dear Mr. Grillo,

I am once more deluded.
I thought and hoped that the Movimento 5 stelle that you so vehemently proposed was the "new" the "right" the "freedom" the "democracy" you were claiming shouting.
I thought that your vaffanculo meant "go away old and fake" "come new and honest".
You talked about "direct democracy" you said that the "people" had to be "free" to decide for their future.


You, yourself, the warrior of truth, of honesty, of freedom, are NUMBER FIRST for CENSORSHIP!
People who slightly disagree are laughed after, denigrated, mocked, then, as last resource, BANNED.

This is nothing else than dictatorship and it is even more bitter to swallow because it is done by somebody Who PREACHES against it!

At the beginning I was enthusiastic about your ideas, just like the Italians with Mussolini or the Americans with Obama.
Now you showed your real face, and you should be ASHAMED

You are worth much less than the people you joke about, you are a FAKE, a phony, this is not a "change" this is nothing else than the usual, trivial, cheating Italian way to fuck Italian people.
I will never vote for your Movimento and, as much as I can, I will invite people NOT TO VOTE for somebody like you ( or somebody sponsored by you).

We had enough of Mussolini, we do not need a new DICTATORSHIP.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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The deception of money

I was wondering this morning how Chinese people are stupid, and Europeans and so on.
Everybody is so eager to produce to export to US to be dollars.
And how Americans are smart paying with freshly printed paper.
Chinese do not want to see that they work for getting back paper.
If I was in the Chinese government, since they are so good in copying, I would just print dollars and pay the production to be exported with paper home made.
I would then give the production to the people for the current value in Yuan, making a huge internal market.

Why should they keep alive a zombie economy, where they consume products of others giving them paper in exchange?

Wouldn´t it be time to stop pretending?
This could also be good for America.
They would HAVE to produce again.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Why Gold and silver are a bubble

Buy gold, buy silver, if you want to protect your savings...

Many years ago my father (we lived in Italy, with the lira, a currency with very high rates of inflation) used to say: if you want to protect the value of your savings, you should buy gold.
Or you should have bought real estate.
The prices of gold and real estate were the ones that always went "up".
In reality was the value of the Lira that went down.
But this was the way: if for a Kg of bread you had to pay 2000 liras and for the same bread 5 years later you had to pay 3000 liras, that meant you had an inflation of 50% in 5 years.
The same happened to gold and real estate.
More or less their value "upgraded" with the devaluation of the currency.
Sometimes you also had a bigger upgrade or a lower one, depending on the demand.
But for real estate you had for many years a good demand (from 50 millios people we became 60 millions, so we had 10 millions more people who needed a house) especially in the city, where many found a job in the new factories.

In USA you had a great demand for real estates till 2007.
prices grew exponentially because there was an exponentially growing demand.
The demand was inflated by the "propaganda" of a never ending demand and never ending upgrade of prices.

In 2007 the artificially created "demand" stopped and the prices slumped.

The same is happening to gold.
The value of the dollar is slumping, but NOT at the same rate the gold prices are upgraded.
From 600 dollars to almost 1800 dollars per ounce you have an upgrade in price of 1200 dollars in five years.
Nobody says that it is 300%.

Did the bread price upgrade 300%?
Did the cost of living upgrade 300%?

What upgraded the price was the "never ending“ demand.

The house value NEVER upgraded 300% in 5 years, not even in the bubble time...

Because the demand of real estate is basically "local".
( even though with derivatives they tried to make it international)
You can sell a house in US usually and mostly to US citizens.
While you can sell an ounce of gold EVERYWHERE in the world.

The price of gold WILL go up, and may be a lot.
But the "demand" will have an end, the moment there will be no buyers any more.

At that point, lucky the ones who bought it for 500 and sell it for the last price, unlucky the ones who believe in "never ending" upgrade.

In Italy we call it "catena di San Antonio" In US you call it Ponzi scheme.
Lucky the first who will buy and sell and very unlucky the last.
The amount of money is NEVER "burned".
The first ones get ALL and the last ones loose ALL ( and the ones in the middle earn a little bit and loose a little bit)

ALL what goes up too fast will come down even faster...

In the worst case scenario the dollar will be worth zero, that means it will loose 100% of its value.
If the value of gold follows much will it REALLY be worth?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Default italian style

Do you remember the movie: Divorce Italian style?
We are a great country, whenever we do something like ALL THE OTHERS we do it in a different way. We just found a week ago 70 billions Euros, cutting a little bit here a little bit there, on the pensions, on the State employees salaries, on the pension age.
Now it looks like it is not enough.
We have to move and move fast.
Why? Because of the letter...
The mystery of the letter.
It is all the fault of the letter.
The letter sent by Trichet and Mario Draghi to the Governo Italiano.
In 150 years of history of the Italian State, NEVER; NEVER there was any need of such a hurry to make a law.
Bossi (chief Lega Nord) says: "I fear the letter was forged in Rome, I fear they want to dump the government."
Bersani (Chief PD,Italian left wing) is sure of the opposite: "the letter was written by them, the very same PDL(Berlusconi) and Lega which brought us to ruin. No need to investigate further."
The journalists, which are always the first to receive the news, they know everything which is written in it, the smallest details, the need to certain cuts and certain taxes.
They even point it out that on the bottom is written very clearly ( and quite impolitely I would add): "If Italy does not follow instructions, can forget our help..."
Di Pietro (Center, Italia dei Valori) shouted: If Bossi has the letter, it is HIS duty to bring it in the Parlamento and show it to ALL.

So, Bossi probably has: written the letter, says that it was written by somebody else in Rome, then hid it, but showed it before to the journalist who wrote the article.
May be we will find out that Bossi has some problem of multiple personality...

"We moved even before the letter" says Bossi and then "Tell them Giulio (Tremonti)( our financial Minister, PDL)"
Giulio" No,I know nothing, I say nothing".

Gianni Letta (responsible of the Government Secret Services)" The letter IS confidential, and the one who received it cannot show it."

Could we at least KNOW who received it?

No one wants to talk.
Tremonti adds "If the one who sent it wanted it to be known, he would have done it..."

I have my fears that on the envelope is written:

"To Italy, letter of foreclosure"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Direct Democracy: Gerald Celente

Mr. Celente,

you are one of the voices I like better to listen to.
Of course a small part of me sees you as an Italian, but the rest sees you like one of the few who says the truth and says it in the best way.
With a smile.
Presstitutes, International Mafia Fund, Gambino and Co.

Who better than an Italian can understand it?
Yes I do.

And you also propose solutions. It is not just talking.

Direct Democracy.
Yes that is what they do in Switzerland.
They vote in the square and decide on the matters that matter for their life.
That is why in a country of banksters they survive.
Because the Banksters make money out of the foreigners and do not rule in their own country. They pay taxes there.

Our square is the Internet.
Let the power to the citizens.
If they fail, they will be the ones who pay.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"People are fed up and taking it out on one another."

"People are fed up and taking it out on one another."

That is exactly what is happening here in Europe.
In Germany: it is the fault of those bastards of Greeks or Italians or Italy it is all for those bastards of Germany, while they do not know (because the Media doesn’t tell)that when the European Bank prints Euro gives them to the banks at 1% interest ant they buy Italian Greek, Spanish etc. bonds at 6% (greek even 13% interest).
So people starve and Banks make huge profits and then, when the country risks to fail their own country bails out the bank...
That is what happens in America too.
WE have two goals: producing AGAIN and stop speculation.
How to reach it?
Taxing financial transactions and NOT taxing production.
Do you want to make money?
Instead of gambling on Wall Street open a factory employ people and produce.

I know the politicians do not want it, politicians usually want what the people who pay them better want.
But WE are millions and they are just thousands.
If we are ALL together we can win.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Do NOT smoke

My mother died at 84 for lung cancer due to smoking.
I used to say"smoking is not so bad, look at my mother..."
I do not say it anymore.

The time machine

"We continue to talk about personalities – Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama or Stephen Harper – although the heads of state and elected officials have become largely irrelevant. Corporate lobbyists write the bills. Lobbyists get them passed.
Lobbyists make sure you get the money to be elected. And lobbyists employ you when you get out of office.
Those who hold actual power are the tiny elite who manage the corporations. The share of national income of the top 0.1 percent of Americans since 1974 has grown from 2.7 to 12.3 percent.
One in six American workers may be without a job. Some 40 million Americans may live in poverty, with tens of millions more living in a category called “near poverty.” Six million people may be forced from their homes in the United States because of foreclosures and bank repossessions.
But while the masses suffer, Goldman Sachs, one of the financial firms most responsible for the evaporation of $17 trillion in wages, savings and wealth of small investors and shareholders in the United States, is giddily handing out $17.5 billion in compensation to its managers, including $12.6 million to its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein."

We are going into our future, the future planed since long by somebodyelse, at high speed, without knowing where the brakes are, because we do not understand who really drives the time machine.

How to brainwash the average American in 23 steps

1. The key to truly effective brainwashing is to work at people’s most fundamental awareness. Shape them at the neurological level so they develop the faculties to take your input and call it “thinking for myself.” Enable them to stop thinking.
Fill them with soaps that reflect the reality you want them to copy.

2. Limit any and all faculties for self-awareness and self-sensing. Destroy instinct and intuition. Actively and endlessly encourage external awareness. Make people dependent on your external input for as many decisions as possible. Give them idols in which to believe and impersonate.

3. Speed up messages so that the pace and rhythm of information is disorienting and visually biased. Give them sports, movies, celebrities to look forward to

4. Condition people to being bombarded with hundreds of thousands of signals a day. Teach them to attend to this stream of information and to call it Reality. Never let them ask what “reality” is.TV, Internet, Magazines all media you need

5. Framing is everything. Decide what you want people to believe and make sure that any choices you give them are within a framework which assures you of your result. This is called the Illusion of Choice. “Do you want to sweep the floor before or after dinner?” Repeat this formula for economic systems, politicians, news stories, competing product brands and entertainment.Make a mortgage on the existing one, you only live once

6. Appeal to the lowest common denominator. Make sure that all shows model conflict resolution of people with an emotional and intellectual maturity no greater than that of a six year old. Make it funny so no one notices. Keep the level of education at its lowest, feed people with stupidities, show superfluous items as essential.

7. Keep people passive. Encourage the Couch Potato Alpha Wave Escape Plan as the healing elixir for all that ails. Don’t let them think what they should, make them thinking what you want

8. Don’t make people think. Their days are hard enough as is. Bypass the need for opinion making by giving people ready-made opinions. Do it as though you don’t have a conscience – they are probably too stupid to make their own decisions anyway. Show your opinions as right and their as wrong.

9. Ensure that there are no ongoing storylines with meaning or purpose beyond immediate sensory stimulation. Avoid universal themes as much as possible. Make absolutely certain there is no cultural, societal or global story or mythology present that conflicts with the myths of comfort and consumption. Their heroes must act, not think

10. Never encourage responsibility, or so much as suggest that humans could be involved in co-creating their future and the realities in which they reside. Remember, you only live once, why bother?

11. Encourage group-sanctioned individuality only. By making ‘individuality” the new conformity you are generating a powerful illusion of free choice. They must believe that they think and they are free to think and decide.

12. Sensationalize the superficial.Reality is the virtual, virtual is the only reality that counts, because the only pleasant.

13. Keep information bytes infinitesimally small. Promote Attention Deficit Disorder. Several decades of television have already set this in motion.Our is the "visual society, why waisting words, when one image is worth 1K words?

14. Repetition is key. Repeat important messages as often as possible.

15. Repetition is key.

16. Repetition is key.

17. Bypass rationality by any means possible. People don’t need logic to accept information. Belief is emotional. Always remember: WAR=PEACE. Truth is virtual and virtual is reality.

18. Remember –- two half-truths make up a whole truth. Even more if the truth is a lie.

19. Demonize self-knowledge technology of all kinds. Throw around words like “cult” and “brainwashing.” Marginalize anyone involved in such pursuits.Make them scared of the unknown, let them panic for what they do not understand, it will come useful.

20. Keep old models of consciousness alive and well. If you can get away with referring to people’s states as being phlegmatic or sanguine instead of programmable and intentional, do it. Remember truth=lie and Lie= truth.

21. Keep people’s attention on what really matters. Emphasize what’s wrong as much as possible. Their life matters, their happiness matters, not the way to get it

22. Always give the impression that Everything Is Under Control – but just barely so – hammer into the populace the idea that their greatest fear could strike at any moment. So that when they see something out of their control they panic easily.

23. Teach people that they are their thoughts and emotions. Reinforce this by teaching them to feel bad about their ideas, and to feel bad about feeling bad. Remember: Identify, identify, identify –- this will widen the empty void inside of them that only shopping can cure.

By sticking to these simple premises you should be able to produce entire societies capable of thinking so selfish as not caring to do so.
Capable to behave in their interest, but that behave in YOUR interest.
Create a generation of puppets who believe that earning is making money on a computer keyboard, exchanging papers, buying things they do not need paying with money they do not own.
You will create a generation of borrowers, who will make debts to pay previous debts.
Give them abundantly and then suddenly withdraw.
Make them feeling rich and safe and then create panic making worthless what they own.

Congratulations, you were able to create a generation of slaves

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


The biggest tragedy of our times is that we have lost the moral values on which our society was built.
Lies are the normality and young people believe in them as the new mean to build their life.
Lying, committing crimes are not accountable, not punished.
The bigger the crime the more chances you have to profit and being unpunished.
The second tragedy is that we have no mean whatsoever to rebuild them.
The Media are in the hands of the very people who do not want it, schools are in the hands of the wrong people.
And the third tragedy is that we know and we see and we cannot do anything about it.(or very little)
If the collapse of our society was the beginning of a new Era, well it would be very welcome.