Quando muoiono i bambini (250 fino ad oggi)


QUANDO MUOIONO I BAMBINI
Quando muoiono i bambini non vince nessuno, perdiamo tutti, noi, voi, gli israeliani,hamas, i palestinesi, il Genere Umano perde.
Non ho mai preso posizioni sulla guerra tra Israeliani e Palestinesi. Ho avuto la fortuna di andare in quei luoghi per ben tre volte durante l’Intifada degli anni 90. Le foto qui sotto si riferiscono a quel periodo. Come reporter ho sempre giurato nel mio cuore che mi sarei tenuto fuori da beghe politiche e dalla voglia naturale di prendere posizione per l’una o per l’altra fazione.E’ necessario che un reporter rimanga fedele alla sua neutralità, non per riuscire a far bene il suo lavoro, ma perchè secondo me lo impone un’etica che altrimenti rischierebbe di distorcere la realtà delle cose. In effetti, durante i miei tre reportages in Palestina ho sempre mantenuto questo atteggiamento; chi ero e chi sono io per decidere chi ha ragione e chi ha torto? Chi è il buono e chi è il cattivo? Quando sono arrivato a Gaza ho scattato queste foto (1991) quello che ho visto era una povertà incredibile,un popolo che soffriva in una città che sembrava già allora una fogna a cielo aperto.
Col cuore gonfio ho pubblicato le foto, combattendo la mia voglia di gridare al mondo che questa gente soffriva per mano Israeliana. Ho lasciato che parlassero le foto. Oggi non più.

Sentire che ogni giorno muoiono bambini innocenti non puo’ e non deve lasciarci indifferenti. La guerra da sempre è la cosa più orribile che è successa all’Umanità e continua a succedere. Nella battaglia di Waterloo morirono oltre 40.000 soldati, però erano per lo più volontari, uomini che avevano scelto di combattere.

Oggi a Gaza muoiono i bambini. Posso solo immaginare lo strazio dei genitori, dei nonni, degli amici nel sentire le notizie continue di morte che si susseguono continuamente.

Israele combatte Hamas che combatte Israele. Chi vincerà? Nessuno. Hanno già perduto entrambi quando sono morti primi bambini, i primi civili innocenti. Riconosco ad Israele il diritto di difendersi dai razzi di Hamas, e lo sbaglio di Hamas di nascondersi dietro donne uomini e bambini per lanciare i razzi contro Israele. La storia li giudicherà entrambi colpevoli. Colpevoli i non aver tenuto conto di tutte le vite spente in un batter d’occhio, senza scrupoli, pigiando un bottone da un aereo o dal cannone di un tank.

Anche se le armi tacessero oggi o domani sarebbe già troppo tardi. Il genocidio è già stato compiuto. La colpa di Hamas? Continuare a lanciare i razzi verso Israele. La colpa di Israele? Colpire la popolazione inerme, le scuole, gli ospedali,i campi di gioco. Ma non era così che si comportavano i nazisti durante la seconda guerra mondiale? Perchè bisogna per forza far finta che non stia succedendo? Non avevamo fatto lo stesso durante la seconda guerra mondiale quando si venne a sapere dei campi di sterminio? Tutti sapevano e tutti si sono girati dall’altra parte, fingendo che tutto fosse OK.

Le battaglie della storia, anche le più sanguinose si sono sempre consumate sui campi di battaglia, contrapponendo soldati a soldati. Erano terribili e cruente, ma i bambini erano altrove, le donne ed i vecchi anche, non sulla linea di fuoco.

Oggi siamo a oltre 1000 morti da quando è cominciata l’offensiva. E ci stiamo già abituando al fatto che muoiano bambini ogni giorno, come se i veri ostaggi di questa guerra fossero loro.

Sono già tanti, troppi, e le comunità Ebraiche nel mondo da quando sono scoppiate le ostilità non dormono più sonni tranquilli, perchè l’odio generato dalla morte di quei bambini prima o poi arriverà nel nostro mondo ovattato e tranquillo e lo sconvolgerà purtoppo con nuovi attentati, con nuovo sangue innocente. E’ inevitabile. Occorre fermare subito il massacro. Sarà comunque troppo tardi per recuperare lo “status” di “Genere Umano” Il limite è già stato superato. Le vere bestie siamo diventati noi.

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Perchè non votero’ il 25 Maggio


Il voto del 25 Maggio per le Europee accende ancora di più il dibattito politico. Il voto è un diritto/dovere del cittadino. Tuttavia io ho deciso di non votare. I sondaggi di oggi alla trasmissione politica del mattino “Agorà” dicono che il partito degli indecisi e dei non votanti sfiora il 43% .
Cosa significa non votare? Che non ho un’idea politica? Che sono un codardo e preferisco lasciare le decisioni importanti ad altri? Che non riesco a schierarmi con una o l’altra fazione?
Codognè Campanile Restaurato
IL MIO PERCORSO POLITICO
LEGA NORD
Durante le due ultime consultazioni ho votato Lega Nord. Ci credevo. Pensavo che finalmente saremmo riusciti a realizzare il sogno di un Nord Est indipendente da quella Roma ladrona che Bossi & Company andavano sbandierando ai quattro venti. La Padania, con Bossi che canta “Va Pensiero” con la mano destra sul petto.
La Padania si è sgretolata dopo che hanno scoperto che tutti, una volta che hanno accesso al Palazzo possono diventare “ladroni” e ora non resta che sperare nell’indipendenza del Veneto via consultazioni referendarie e legali, attraverso la costituzione e senza violenza. Maroni a Pontida ieri, ha annunciato che anche la Lombardia indirà “come I fratelli Veneti” un referendum per ottenere l’indipendenza del “Grande Nord” grande “Padania””Nord Est”? Come lo chiameremo adesso? Salvini ha un gran da fare a cavalcare I temi più populisti di questa campagna elettorale come “lotta all’immigrazione selvaggia” “No Euro” eccetera. Ma non era la Lega al governo conBerlusconi gli ultimi vent’anni? Cosa è stato fatto? L’ultima azione prima degli scandali che l’hanno travolta è stata quella di voler portare I ministeri al Nord. Con tutti I problemi che assillavano il Paese era quella forse l’emergenza? La Lega non avrà il mio voto.
GRILLO.
Lo confesso. Dopo averlo sentito sbraitare cose che mi sembravano giuste alle ultime politiche, ho deciso di votere per il comico genovese.
Ero convinto che veramente avrebbe fatto di tutto per cambiare le cose in Italia. Il successo insperato che ottenne mi riempì di gioia e di speranza.. Putroppo forse anche Grillo non si aspettava un successo così enorme, ed invece di rimboccarsi le maniche e trovare un accordo di governo atto a migliorare la situazione del Paese già allora disastrata, si è limitato a continuare ad ululare e a sbraitare, a condannare tutto e tutti, partendo da Papa Francesco (accusandolo di collusione con Pinochet) per proseguire con Napolitano e tutti gli altri che cercavano di sbarrargli la strada. “Diffida delle persone che urlano” è una frase che mi è rimasta impressa leggendo Desiderata di Mark Hermann.
Le frasi sui campi di concentramento, le “epurazioni” di stampo fascista e l’autorità settaria che contraddistingue il leader dei Pentastellati, mi suggerisce di star bene alla larga da questo Movimento che fa tanto baccano ma non sta portando l’Italia da nessuna parte. Grillo non avrà il mio voto.
RENZI
Credo che il Matteo abbia la volontà di cambiare le cose. Premetto che non ho mai votato a sinistra ma che ho tenuto l’ex sindaco di Firenze sotto “osservazione” Penso che la buona volontà di cambiare le cose in Italia lui l’abbia veramente; il solo problema è che forse non si è reso conto che non è ne in Gran Bretagna ne in America, dove un uomo da solo potrebbe e puo’ veramente fare la differenza. Lo fece Churchill durante la guerra. La Tatcher o lady di ferro. Blair.
In italia l’ultimo uomo che riuscì veramenta quasi da solo a cambiare le cose si chiamava De Gasperi, ma sono passati più di cinquant’anni. Impossibile oggi concepire un cambiamento radicale come quello che si propone di fare Renzi con un solo uomo che si prende tutto il credito del successo.Non succederà.
Renzi piace e non piace. Piace per la sua energia nel trasmerttere le idee. Non piace perchè se fai un po di zapping inTV non c’è momento del giorno o canale dove non ci sia il buon Matteo a sciorinare idee, a parlare come una mitragliatrice di come farà a cambiare tutto e tutti. Un’overdose di presenze e di apparizioni mediatiche che per quanto uno possa essere attratto dalla sua dialettica 2.0 alla lunga diventa un boomerang.
Il Pd che fino a pochi giorni fa era spaccato in tante anime, ri ricompatta. Perchè? Urge sconfiggere la destra. Urge un buon risultato alle Europee. Tutti sono sullo stesso treno, e sulla stessa lista; ergo “stiamo uniti finchè vinciamo, poi lo massacriamo politicamente”
Gli 80 Euro in busta non sono una boutade elettorale? Mi viene da ridere, o da piangere. “Sono solo un antipasto” ha detto il primo ministro. Come hanno già detto in tanti, sembrano più un voto di scambio che un vero aiuto alle famiglie. Se Renzi togliesse, che ne so, il bollo auto ed il canone RAI (due tasse subdole quanto asurde) avrebbe messo nelle tasche di ogni famiglia quasi 400 Euro che sarebbero stati spesi rimuovendo quel blocco che sta facendo ristagnare l’economia. Renzi è solo il buon “boy scout” che vorrebbe ma non puo’. Si accorgerà, dopo il 25 Maggioche il Senato non si farà rottamare da uno “sbarbatello” che vorrebbe suonare con la chitarra “we shall overcome”.
A Giulio Cesare fecero pagare cara la sua voglia di cambiamento. Lo stesso accadrà a Renzi (politicamente, ovvio, non fisicamente). Verrà sbranato dai suoi; non ci sarà bisogno di “aiuti” esterni.
Renzi non avra’ il mio voto.
ALFANO
Angelino and Company per quanto vogliano atteggiarsi al “nuovo” faranno sempre la figura di chi ha “tradito” il loro stesso creatore. L’Apostolo Pietro tradì Gesu’ per ben tre volte, salvo poi “piangere amaramente” come racconta nelVangelo Matteo. Pietro diventò colui che difese e divulgò la parola del suo Maestro meglio di tutti, e poi fu crocifisso per Sua volontà a testa in giu’.
Alfano non si farà crocifiggere per Berlusconi, ma l’idea che lo abbia “tradito” dopo che Silvio lo ha creato e gli ha insegnato tutto quel che c’era da sapere sulla politica, non piacerà agli Italiani.A me no di sicuro, anche se non mi piace Berlusconi. Ho visto in questi mesi apparire Formigoni in tutte le TV, con una faccia tosta che era veramente sconcertante. Sono questi gli uomini nuovi di Alfano? Formigoni? Quagliarello (che si è beccato la poltrona di ministro e di “saggio”)? Non voterò per Alfano.
Non mi piace com’è stato trattato il leader di Forza Italia. Non entro nel merito delle sue vicende giudiziarie (che conosco ben poco), ma dal punto di vista politico è stato trattato come la Maddalena, solo che non c’era Gesu’ a scrivere I peccati di chi voleva “scagliare la prima pietra” ed è stato “lapidato” da chi avrebbe dovuto fare un “mea culpa”
Tante volte ho scritto che Berlusconi era finito politicamente. Non mi piaceva il Berlusconi degli ultimi anni che diceva che tutto andava bene e tutto era OK. Adesso vorrebbe fare da paladino della libertà; perchè invece di rincorrere una delle sue “passioni” (le gonnelline) non si è dato da fare per sistemare le cose che andavano male? Ha avuto vent’anni per farlo senza riuscirci, perchè dovrebbe farlo adesso?
Buona l’dea di portare le pensioni ad 800/ 1000 Euro; peccato che non ci abbia pensato in tempi meno sospetti e meno elettorali. Non voterò per Berlusconi.
CONCLUSIONE
Spero di aver reso l’idea della mia decisione al “Non Voto” Vorrei inoltre ribadire il che non credo a questa Europatroppo inginocchiata allo strapotere Tedesco. Non esiste una politica estera comune, ne è la prova la gestione dell’emergenza immigrati che lascia l’Italia in prima linea da sola a fronteggiare una sistuazione che durante l’anno viene scopata sotto il tappeto salvo poi andarla a recuperare in tempi elettorali che tanto bene fanno a derive populiste e demagogiche.
Quando ci fu l’emergenza Libica, con la caduta di Gheddafi, l’Europa ha mostrato anche troppo palesemente che ognuno degli stati membri “forti” come Germania e Francia avevano delle visiuoni discordanti in merito. Come possiamo pensare ad un‘Europa unita quando non riusciamo ad essere uniti nemmeno in Italia ? Anzi No, nemmeno inRegione, anzi no, nemmeno tra Provincie, anzi no, nemmeno tra paesi? Con tutto il rispetto per chi voleva un’Europa Unita, non ci sono le caratteristiche per portarla avanti e quest ‘Europa è troppo figlia delle banche e della Germania.
Per non parlare dell’Euro. Una moneta risultata impopolare ed inadeguata che nonpiace più, anche perchè guardando agli Stati che non l’hanno addottato, ci resta una punta d’invidia. La Gran Bretagna e la Svizzera, solo per citare due esempi non hanno subito le conseguenze della crisi mondiale che sta piegando invece noi come la Grecia o la Spagna.
Votare per l’Europa? Quale Europa? No grazie! Per l’Italia, quale Italia? Di Renzi? Di Grillo? Di Salvini? Di Alfano? Di Berlusconi? No grazie!

 

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White House Launches “Not Alone”


(by pio dal cin) The White House is launching a website that makes resources on sexual assault prevention accesible to students and schools. Check the site out

“You Are Not Alone. We Have Your Back.”

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, most often, in her freshman or sophomore year. Most times, it’s by someone she knows — and also most often, she does not report what happened. And though fewer, men, too, are victimized.

We’re committed to putting an end to this violence. That’s why today, we’re launching NotAlone.gov, a website that makes resources on sexual assault prevention accessible to students and schools.

Learn more about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault on our college campuses and in our schools.

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Primarie? Votare? Ma perchè? Non votare vuol dire delegittimarli tutti


Primarie Pd. Italiani a 90 gradi ( ancora)

(by pio dal cin) Con tutto il rispetto per gli elettori Italiani, ed in particolare a quelli del Pd , chiamati a gran voce dal nuovo “Pifferaio magico” (Renzi) alle primarie per scegliere il nuovo condottiero che portera’ l’Italia fuori dal pantano. Il Bravehart di Firenze che senza kilt riuscira’ a portare il popoloItaliano oltre il Mar Rosso nella nuova Terra Promessa.

Appunto: Promessa. Ma ci credete ancora? Ma ci crediamo ancora ai Renzi, ai Berlusconi ai Grillo?
Passiamo le giornate a criticare e a brontolare sul loro operato infame ( dei politici in generale, senza distinzione di partito o di colore) per poi correre alle urne, ad esprimere il nostro consenso per l’uno o per l’altro, foraggiando in questo modo il loro bieco interesse alla poltrona.
Protestiamo e critichiamo, ci ripetiamo al bar, in piazza, nel posto di lavoro ( chi ancora ne ha uno) che e’ ora di cambiare, che basta con le tasse, i gabelli, le prese in giro; che siamo stufi di questo e di quel politico; che le tasse ci strangolano, che non arriviamo a fine mese, che la pensione minima si chiamera’ cosi’ per una ragione, che i giovani non trovano lavoro e non hanno futuro in questa Italia impantanata dalla crisi, si, ma anche e soprattutto dalla burocrazia e dall’ignavia di chi dovrebbe rappresentarci ma fa solamente il proprio interesse.
Poi magicamente veniamo incantati dal nuovo Pifferaio Magico. Lui suona il piffero e noi come i topolini della storia, a corrergli dietro, a dirgli con il nostri voto ancora una volta ” Non importa se ci hanno messo a 90 gradi per tutti questi anni raccontandoci che tutto andava bene; adesso ci sei tu, e crediamo in te” e giu’ a votare, magari pagando 2€ perche’ poverini, non gli bastano i milioni di finanziamenti pubblici, si sa, organizzare le primarie costa un sacco di soldi
. E noi pronti, a pagare. Pronti ancora una volta a credere al Messia che come d’incanto ci risolvera’ i problemi.
Lasciarli soli. Che si chiamino Renzi, Grillo, Berlusconi, Tosi, Casini, Monti , Bossi o qualunque sia il loro nome o appartenenza politica bisogna che il Popolo Italiano capisca che non e’ piu’ l’ora di farsi imbambolare da questi fantocci che guadagnano in un mese quello che un operaio guadagna in un anno, ammesso che abbia un lavoro, perche’ noi che andiamo a votare il lavoro lo perdiamo, ma con il nostro zelo per dimostrare a loro che gli crediamo, garantiamo loro quell’ amata poltrona dalla quale non riescono a staccarsi nemmeno dopo la morte, perche’ la poltrona, fatta di vizi e di privilegi, di spese pazze e di privilegi, i nostri “cari”politici ce l’hanno nel DNA.
Buon voto. Buone primarie a tutti.

India’s Independence day? What is there to celebrate? 25M children starving


English: Map of the British Indian Empire from...
English: Map of the British Indian Empire from Imperial Gazetteer of India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Map of the British Indian Empire from Imperial Gazetteer of India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin) Even if India shows the Slowest growth in a decade it still remains one of the richest Countries in the world even if is not listed in the Fifteen richest Countries in  this Forbes report.

India is celebrating its Independence Day and +Google  along with 
+Google India  is joining in the party.

Who is celebrating though? A few hundred Indian Billionaires or the masses who are struggling to survive? According to This Huffington Post survey there are 25 million Indian children starving in the Country +Vic Gundotra  so what is there to celebrate really?
The Rape Cases reported here by CNN?

I think that India before celebrating should take care of its huge social problems.

Happy Independence day India ( not today, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but when you’ll be a Country where people won’t die on the street)

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Gentilini. Un Uomo controverso ma sincero. Chapeau!


(by pio dal cin) Genty si sentirà come un buon padre che dopo aver speso la sua vita a crescere i figli, dando loro il massimo, si ritrova improvvisamente in un’ospizio, parcheggiato come un’auto vecchia ad aspettare la rottamazione.

In questo momento per lui triste, voglio esprimergli la mia più grande solidarietà e la mia stima. Mi spiace dire che avevo previsto la debacle di Gentilini in Questo mio articolo. Pensavo addirittura che avrebbe perso alla prima tornata, e non certo per il carisma di Manildo, ma perchè c’era e c’è nell’aria una voglia di cambiamento che è riflessa dal “cappotto” ottenuto dal centro sinistra in queste ultime Amministrative.

Non mi soffermero’ ulteriormente sui “peccati” della Lega; ne ho parlato su questo blog in diversi articoli. Non mi soffermerò nemmeno a puntare il dito sulle responsabilità o le colpe di questo totale crollo del centro destra; non spetta a me, e poi penso che sia proprio quel desiderio di vedere facce nuove, programmi diversi, vedere se il centro sinistra riuscirà a trovare una formula magica che riesca a togliere l’Italia, il VenetoTreviso dalla morsa di una crisi che non è stato facile cavalcare in questi anni difficili.

Quello che veramente mi interessa scrivere stasera è la mia stima per un uomo come Giancarlo Gentilini, il controverso, il discusso, l'”anticristo” della politica che nonostante le sue boutades e le sue battute a volte graffianti, controverse, ma sicuramente sempre sincere, è riuscito a far vedere a tutti che l’amore per la sua Treviso è stato e sarà sempre un amore vero.

Lo sceriffo si è speso per vent’anni, cercando di dare il meglio di se stesso. A volte ci è riuscito, altre ha sbagliato, tuttavia gli va riconosciuta la passione, la voglia di fare e l’amore per la sua città che lo ha sostenuto durante tutti questi anni, arrivando a rinunciare a candidature facili a poltrone molto ambite da altri, come in Europa.

Ieri su Antenna Tre arrivavano messaggini SMS pungenti e sprezzanti. E’ brutto sparare sul nemico agonizzante (tipico della sinistra). Sono sicuro che Manildo cercherà di fare del suo meglio per dare a Treviso un volto nuovo. Gentilini ha fatto di tutto per conservare il volto che Treviso ha da sempre avuto.
Manildo governerà per cinque anni, poi si vedrà. Gentilini verrà giudicato dalla storia ed il giudizio imparziale sarà quello di un Uomo che ha fatto della sincerità e della schiettezza un’arma tagliente che ha dato fastidio a tanti, però, avernedi uomini che abbiano il coraggio di dire la verità al giorno d’oggi. E’ molto più semplice nascondersi dietro alle solite maschere che ci piace mettere quando affrontiamo la vita pubblica, che sia politica, religiosa o sociale, non importa. Il teatrino della vita ci impone delle maschere che sono solo l’unico modo di nascondere le nostre debolezze agli altri.

La grandezza di Gentilini sta proprio nel rifiuto della “maschera sociale” Genty ha sempre detto quello che pensava ed è questo che lo rende un grande, qualsiasi possa essere il punto di vista politico di chi lo osserva.

In questi vent’anni è diventato un personaggio caratteristico, un’icona amata e odiata a seconda dei punti di vista, tuttavia un personaggio che rimarrà nel ricordo di molti come Unico.

Ed è a questa Unicità, alla sua schietta sincerità, al rifiuto di compromessi facili, al suo amore incondizionato per Treviso, alla sua faccia da Alpino senza “maschere” che alzo il mio calice non  alla sua “sconfitta” politica,
ma alla sua Vittoria come Uomo con la “U” maiuscola

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin.We are all related


Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin) 
Easter Time, for those who believe in Jesus is a very special time; a time for meditation and renewal. I was lucky enough in my life to visit the Holy Land three times. The visit has touched me deeply, as the Land still holds a magical feeling, amidst all the problems, of the glorious past of Prophets and Patriarchs who walked on that Holy Land. Holy for the Christians, the Jews, the Muslims.

There will be a day, I believe, when all religions will focus more on Spirituality than on their own self proclamation. We are all children of the same Universe and religion should not be a matter of fight but a bond of union among men.

Till that day will come I will keep following the religious leader who sponsor this philosophy, not by their words, but by their actions, like Pope Francesco is doing with His wonderful, humble, simple ways that have captured the attention of many around the world, as with the Spirit of Saint Francis, is teaching us that Jesus’s teachings can be actual today more than ever, where solitude and emargination abound as real plagues of our times, where we die by obesity in the Western world while people die of starvation in the Third world and the simple need for water is not met by more than one billion people around the planet.


St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220)
St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I will keep following the teaching of HH the +Dalai Lama  who wrote yesterday in a +Google+ 
post:

Dalai Lama

Mar 26, 2013  –  Public

Whether we consider the individual, family, local, national or international level, peace must arise from inner peace. For example, making prayers for peace while continuing to harbor anger is futile. Training the mind and overcoming your anger is much more effective than mere prayer. Anger, hatred and jealousy never solve problems, only affection, concern and respect can do that.”
I will keep following the ways of the Great People of America, the Native American People represented well also on +Google+  by +Native American Encyclopedia   ” If it is sacred it must be free” said a Chief one day. I love this quote, as much as I love their ways of perceiving the Universe as ONE single, as ” we are all related” “Aho Mitakuye Oyasin….All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer….
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life”
Till the day whe all religion and faith will join for the good of Mankind I will remain a Christian, not because of the many mistakes the Church has made in the past centuries and the recent scandals including Vatican Leaks and pedophile scandals, along with monetary scandals connected with the biggest bank of the world, the IOR, Vatican owned bank, but I will remain a Christian for all those man and women who died in the name of Jesus, trying to spread HIs word like Saint Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Anthony of Padua, Padre Pio da Petrelcina, Padre Leopoldo Mandich, San Giovanni Bosco, Santa Teresa del Bambin Gesu’, and many others who really believed in the poverty message of the Word of Jesus that answered to one of His disciples who was asking Him ” When did we see you?”  
“Anytime you did something to the small, the suffering, the poor, I was there”
 
I will remain a Christian for the love to my Ancestors who believed and transmitted the Faith down the line from my Great Great Great Father to my dad, who spent his last years helping the homeless, the poor and the last ones, although he considered himself a sinner, he tried to wash his faults away by helping everyone he ran across during his last twenty years of life.
 
I will keep my heart open to all the religions of the world, trying to see the best that they have to teach and give, putting aside the faults they have just like any other religion. No one has the WHOLE Thruth, but all of them have SOME.
 
One last hope. I hope that all religions of the world could join forces into stopping all the wars that are ripping our world apart. Life is not easy as it is, it shouldn’t be made harder by war and everyone should have the right to live a peaceful life with their families and children.

 

New Pope O’Malley Cardinal with “what it takes” (a plea to the Holy Spirit)


(by pio dal cin) Saturday March 9th 2013 7:00 Rome Time.
With the Conclave Extra Hommnes  from the Latin word “cum clavem” (with key) that comes from what happened in 1270 when the people of Viterbo locked the cardinals in the City’s Palace until they reached the election of Gregory X

The process to elect the new Head of the Catholic Church will begin on Tuesday March 12th. 
As I stated in a previous post( A fool’s prediction),  trying to make a prediction is like to be able to guess the lottery numbers. Anyone can be right or wrong.


I was brought up a Christian Catholic in a very strict way. My name comes from Padre Pio da Petrelcina whom my dad met many times when he was a “small friar” battered by the Church and confined without the permission to Celebrate the Mass as he was becoming popular among the crowds for His “miracles”.

                      (Mons. Albino Luciani-Pope John Paul the I with my father) I met two Popes personally in my life: Pope John Paul

the I and Pope John Paul the II. (foto copyright pio dal cin 2013)



During my travelling around the World, as a photojournalist I came in touch and I studied 
Islam, Ebraism, Buddhism and the Religion of the Native Americans, out of my curiosity of understanding where, if there is one, lies the Truth.

I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled about Pope Benedict VXI; not much for His great personality and profound culture, but for the fact that he “sported” those huge golden crosses on His neck and the “fisherman ring” was big enough to buy a couple of apartments.

I kept repeating to myself that “This cannot be Sacred..” Isn’t the Church supposed to support the poverty as one of the three wows?”

Native Americans have a saying “If it is Sacred it must be Free..” I like this. But how many controversial, not free items are there in the Catholic Church today? Why is the Legacy of Saint Peter obliterated by scandals of the Vatican’s funds of million of Euros? 

I learned that the IOR (the Vatican Bank)is the most powerful bank in the whole world.


This should change, in my humble opininion. Saint Francis of Assisi was called by Jesus
to “Repair the Church”“Vai Francesco, ripara la mia Chiesa” and was cited here by Benedict VXI.

Times are very hard and the sex scandals, Vatican Leaks and not so transparent transactions of the Church are “rocking the Boat” like never before. 

Given my statement that “You have to be a Fool to make a prediction of choosing a Pope”, I will have another approach and “write a letter of plead to the Holy Spirit“, asking to pick the only one I saw that fits the description of Saint Francis of Assisi: Cardinal Sean O’Malley (read His blog)

LETTER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: I will start with this Song to the Holy Spirit, that is sung by the Cardinals upon entering the Conclave, to ask for Divine Inspiration.






Dear Holy Spirit,

I am just a grain of sand in the Universe. I understand nothing about the Laws and the Forces that balance the Great Space.

Many Humans call upon Your Force and Greatness. Some call You Great Spirit, other call You Holy Spirit, other do not even believe in You.

During these days the Catholic Church is called to elect the Captain of the Ship.  

It is been very hard for me in these past years to believe that Your Holy Presence is among those walls, given all the scandals that we heard about.

It is very hard to boftenelieve that the Spirit of Jesus and of Saint Peter, and Saint Francis of Assisi is behind the gold and richness ofnen shown by those who are called to be Your servants, while there are million of people who suffer in the World.

So here is my humble plea: If You are really among those walls, Shed  a Great LIght upon those who are called to elect the new Pope so that His ways will be as Jesus requested of
simplicity and trasparency. a real Sheperd that can show the World that Jesus is still among us human beings in the way HE  taught us.

My pick is Sean O’ Malley

(I know that You don’t need suggestions but at least I casted my vote)

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Search Engine List (Did you know there were more than two hundred?)


Type
Search Engine Description
All-Purpose
Search
Engines
Google Google – The world’s most popular search engine.
Yahoo! Search Yahoo! Search: The 2nd largest search engine on the web (as defined by a September 2007 Nielsen Netratings report.
AltaVista AltaVista: Launched in 1995, built by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Western Research Laboratory. From 1996 powered Yahoo! Search, since 2003 – Yahoo technology powers AltaVista.
Excite Excite: Now an Internet portal, was once one of the most recognized brands on the Internet. One of the famous 90’s dotcoms.
Go.com Go.com: The Walt Disney Group’s search engine is now also an entire portal. Family-friendly!
HotBot HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines (since 1996) launched by Wired Magazine. Now, just a front end for Ask.com and MSN.
AllTheWeb AllTheWeb: Search tool owned by Yahoo and using its database, but presenting results differently.
Galaxy Galaxy: More of a directory than a search engine. Launched in 1994, Galaxy was the first searchable Internet directory. Part of the Einet division at the MCC Research Consortium at the University of Texas, Austin
AOL Search search.aol: Now powered by Google. It is now official.
Live Search Live Search (formerly Windows Live Search and MSN Search) Microsoft’s web search engine, designed to compete with Google and Yahoo!. Included as part of the Internet Explorer web browser.
Lycos Lycos: Initial focus was broadband entertainment content, still a top 5 Internet portal and the 13th largest online property according to Media Metrix.
Gigablast GigaBlast was developed by an ex-programmer from Infoseek. Gigablast supports nested boolean search logic using parenthesis and infix notation. A unique search engine, it indexes over 10 billion web pages.
Alexa Internet Alexa Internet: A subsidiary of Amazon known more for providing website traffic information. Search was provided by Google, then Live Search, now in-house applicaitons run their own search.
Accounting
IFAC.com: For resources and information on Ifrs and Accounting.
Bit Torrent
btjunkie Btjunkie: An advanced BitTorrent search engine. It uses a web crawler (similar to Google) to search for torrent files from other torrent sites and store them in its database. It has over 1,800,000 active torrents.
Demonoid.com Demonoid: A BitTorrent tracker set up by a person known only as Deimos. The website indexed torrents uploaded by its members. Taken offline after legal threats to its Hosting Company by CRIA.
FlixFlux FlixFlux: From its website, “The ultimate torrent site for films, combining bittorrent search results with film information, making it easy to find new film releases.”
isoHunt isoHunt, a comprehensive BitTorrent search engine, P2P file search and community. Over 930,000 torrents in its database and 16 million peers from indexed torrents. Avg: 40 million searches per month.
MiniNova Mininova: Successor to Suprnova.org – a search engine and directory of torrent files. Anonymous uploads, no IP address logging of users, no porn. over 550,000 torrents in the database, over 4 Billion downloads.
The Pirate Bay The Pirate Bay (aka “TPB”): Based in Sweden where torrent trackers are not illegal. No content is filtered or removed as long as it is clearly labeled.
TorrentSpy TorrentSpy: Tracks externally hosted torrent files and provides a forum to comment on them. Integrates Digg-like user-driven content site ShoutWire’s feed into its front page.
Torrentz Search Engine Torrentz: Tracks nearly 7 million torrents in a searchable portal.
Blog
Amatomu Amatomu: The South African Blogosphere, sorted. Amatomu searches blogs with a distinct focus on South Africa.
Bloglines Bloglines is a web-based news aggregator for reading syndicated feeds using the RSS and Atom formats. Sold to Ask.com in 2005.
Blogperfect: Google Powered Blog Search
Blogscope BlogScope: Search & analysis tool for the blogosphere being developed as part of a research project at the University of Toronto. Itcurrently tracks over 23.5 million blogs with 275.6million posts.
icerocket IceRocket: An Internet search engine for searching blogs.
Sphere Sphere connects your current articles to contextually relevant content from your archives as well as from Blog Posts, Media Articles, Video, Photos, and Ads from across the Web.
Technorati
Technorati catalogs over 112 million weblogs. Known as a kind of gauge for blog popularity as epitomized by its byline of “What’s percolating in blogs now”. A supporter and contributor to open source software.
Business
AliBaba Alibaba.com – Claims to be the world’s largest database of suppliers. Based in China, it is a marketplace of export and import, offers search, company directory, catalog, trade leads and more.
Bankers' Almanac Bankersalmanac.com provides intelligent reference data solutions to the banking industry for payments, due diligence, risk assessment and financial research.
Business.com business.com: contains more than 400,000 listings within about 65,000 categories. Search results are preceded by four types of paid links.
Hoovers Hoovers: A Dun & Bradstreet Company, maintains a databas of over 23 million companies. Some information is provided free, other information is available to paid subscribers. Good for company stock information.
Kompass Kompass: 2.3M companies in 70 countries referenced by 57.000 product & service keywords 860.000 trade names and 4.6M executive names. A guide for worldwide sourcing.
Lexis Nexis Lexis Nexis: LexisNexis claims to be the “world’s largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal, news, and business information”. Searchable archive of newspapers, public records & more.
ThomasNet - Powered by the Thomas Register ThomasNet: Powered by the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (The Big Green Books published since 1898). Catalogs over 650,000 American companies in 67,000 categories.
Email
Nicado Nicado: Free to register, Search email addresses. The Nicado search engine allows registered users to search the Nicado database using an email address or telephone number.
TEK TEK search engine is an email-based search engine developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The search engine enables users to search the Web using only email. It is intended to be used by people with low internet connectivity.
Enterprise
AskMeNow AskMeNow: S3 – Semantic Search Solution for mobile telephones. AskMeNow offers a consumer mobile search utilizing proprietary technology & natural language based interaction.
Autonomy Autonomy: IDOL Server (Intelligent Data Operating Layer), K2 Enterprise (Formerly Verity), Ultraseek
Dieselpoint Dieselpoint: Search & Navigation. Dieselpoint provides advanced full-text search with data navigation capability. It gives users highly relevant results not possible with either traditional search engines or SQL databases.
dt Search dtSearch Engine (SDK), dtSearch Web. dtSearch provides simple to use but very powerful tools which create and maintain full text indexes of documents and data. Terabytes of text can be searched.
Endeca Endeca’s search and information access solutions help enterprises find, analyze, and understand information. This is the Guided Navigation experience.
Exalead Exalead: exalead one: Enterprise. Exalead – Internet search engine, image search engine, video search engine … WebImagesWikipediaVideoMore » · Advanced search. 8 billion pages indexed to date.
Expert System Sp. A. Expert System Sp. A. (Cogito) is a pioneer in developing semantic technologies to understand and manage unstructured information. Expert System’s semantic approach enables rapid classification of information.
Fast Search & Transfer Fast Search & Transfer: Enterprise Search Platform (ESP), RetrievalWare (formerly Convera)
Funnelback Funnelback is an Internet and Enterprise search engine company offering a suite of search solutions, hosted solution for the web and a fully customisable enterprise solution for searching behind the firewall.
Google Search Applicance Google Search Appliance: Make it as easy for employees to find information inside your organization as it is to find information on google.com. Deploy a Google Search Appliance.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Microsoft’s SharePoint Search Services: Microsoft Search Server (MSS) is an enterprise search platform from Microsoft, based on MS Office SharePoint Server. MSS shares its architecture with Windows Search.
Northern Ligh SearchNorthern Light Northern Light Search: Search articles from over 800 online news feeds and over 1,000 industry authority blogs.
Opent Text / Hummingbird Open Text (Hummingbird): Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software solutions supporting +/- 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide.
Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g, a standalone product from Oracle, enables a secure, high quality, easy-to-use search across all enterprise information assets.
SAP Trex SAP NetWeaver Search and Classification (TREX) finds information in both structured and unstructured data. TREX provides SAP applications with services for searching and classifying large collections of documents.
SAIC Teratext TeraText Suite: Most data resides in semi-structured, primarily textual documents, not in structured, organizational repositories. Teratext is designed for text-rich data repositories.
Vivisimo Vivisimo Clustering Engine developed by scientists based upon a mathematical algorithm and deep linguistic knowledge to find relationships between search terms and bring them to light. (Web search: Clusty)
ZyLAB Technologies ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform for government and corporates does capturing, archiving, searching, security, and context-specific content-management.
Forum
Omgili (Oh My God, I Love It!): Find out what people are saying. Personal experiences, solutions to problems, ideas and opinions.
Games
Cheatsearch - Find game cheats Cheatsearch.org: Finds Game Cheats from all over the web. Searches all of the most popular cheat sites and forums to find cheats for any game.
Genie Knows Genie Knows: A division of IT Interactive Services Inc., a Canadian vertical search engine company concentrating on niche markets: health search, video games search, and local business directory search.
Wazap Wazap is a vertical search engine, video game database and social networking site that distributes gaming news, rankings, cheats, downloads and reviews.
Human
Search
ChaCha ChaCha Search is a search engine that pays human “guides” to answer questions for users. This is a technique known as social searching.
Eurekster Eurekster is a New Zealand company, with an office located in San Francisco, California, that builds social search engines for use on websites, the search engines are called swickis (search+wicki).
Mahalo Mahalo.com is a web directory (or human search engine) – the project is in beta test. It differentiates itself from algorithmic search engines by tracking and building hand-crafted results for searches.
Rollyo Rollyo is a Yahoo!-powered search engine which allows users to register accounts and create search engines that only retrieve results from the websites and blogs they want to include in their search results.
Trexy Trexy: Search trails are the click pathways you create while searching and finding information on 4,000+ search engines. Record and share your “search trails”. Easier searching of the “deep web”.
Wink Wink: Wink People Search: Over 333,304,647 people on social networks and across the Web. Find people using name search, location, school, work, interests, and more.
International
Accoona
Accoona: A search engine that uses artificial intelligence. In addition to traditional searches, it allows business profile searches, and its signature “SuperTarget” feature. Partnered with China Daily, a large Chinese portal.
Alleba Alleba: Philippines search engine and highly organized directory of Filipino websites.
Ansearch Ansearch: Australia/NZ/UK/US. Ansearch Ltd is involved in various online media activities, including the Ansearch.com.au search engine and the Soush online media network
Araby Araby: Middle East – Arabic language search engine owned by the Maktoob Group, which owns the world’s largest online Arab community; Maktoob.com. (Arabic only)
Baidu Baidu: China – The Google of China, Baidu is doing what no other Internet company has been able to do: clobbering Google and Yahoo in its home market.
Daum Daum: Korea – Daum is a popular web portal in South Korea which offers many Internet services including search, a popular free web-based e-mail, messaging service, forums, shopping and news.
Guruji Guruji.com: India – an Indian Internet search engine that is focused on providing better search results to Indian consumers, by leveraging proprietary algorithms and data in the Indian context.
Goo goo: Japan – an Internet search engine and web portal based in Japan, which crawls and indexes primarily Japanese language websites. goo is operated by the Japanese telecomm giant NTT.
Miner Miner.hu: Hungary – a vertical search engine for searching blogs, videos and other Hungarian content on the internet. Miner.hu indexes about 129.000 blogs.
Najdi.siNajdi.si Najdi.si: Slovenia – a Slovenian search engine and web portal created by Interseek. It’s the most visited website in Slovenia. It uses a technology created by Interseek written entirely in Java
Naver Naver: Korea – The undisputed number 1 search engine in Korea with over 16 million visitors and 1 billion page views per day.
Onet Onet: Poland – Polish language web portal and search.
Onkosh Onkosh: Middle East – Arabic language search.
Rambler Rambler: Russia -offers proprietary web search (Rambler Search), e-mail, rating and directory, media, ecommerce and other services to the Russian-speaking websurfer.
Rediff Rediff: India – India’s leading internet portal for news, mail, messenger, entertainment, business, mobile, ecommerce, shopping, auctions, search, sports and more.
Sapo SAPO: Portugal – Portuguese language search based in Portugal and focused on Portugal.
Search.CH Search.ch: Switzerland – a search engine and web portal for Switzerland. Founded in 1995 as a regional search engine, later many other services were added: phonebook, SMS service. Acquired by the Swiss Post.
Sesam Sesam: Norway, Sweden – Based in Norway and focused on Norway and Sweden.
Walla (in Hebrew) Walla!: Israel – Search the web in Hebrew with an Israel focus.
Yandex Yandex: Russia – Yandex (Russian: Я́ндекс) is a Russian search engine and one of the largest Russian Web portals. Yandex was launched in 1997.
Job
Bixee (India) Bixee (India): Comprehensive jobsearch for India.
Career Builder Career Builder: The career builder website.
Craig's List Craig’s List: is a centralized network of online communities, with free classified ads (with jobs, internships, housing, personals, services, community, gigs, resume, and pets categories) and forums.
CV Fox | Find resumes (CV's) from all over the World Wide Web CV Fox: A search engine that is designed to hunt down and retrieve resumes (CV’s) from all over the Internet. Free to use, has become a popular tool with professional recruiters.
Dice.com Dice.com is the #1 technology job board. For technology experts in areas such as Information Technology (IT), software, high tech, security, biotech, and more. Recently purchased eFinancialCareers.com.
Eluta.ca Eluta.ca (Canada) – High-paying jobs in Canada directly from employers’ websites. Seach new full-time jobs at 71000+ employers across Canada.
HotJobs Hot Jobs (Yahoo): Find a job, post your resume, research careers at featured companies, compare salaries and get career advice on Yahoo! HotJobs.
Incruit (Korea) Incruit (Korea): Incruit claims to be the first Korean match making site between job seekers and companies and claims the first Korean Internet résumé database (June 1. 1998).
Indeed.com Indeed.com: A job ‘meta-search’ that scours job boards, newspapers and multiple sources with one search interface.
Jobs.pl (Poland) Jobs.pl (Poland): Run by an American/Polish team of MBA’s, Poland’s leading job portal. Partially owned by European Media Group “Orkla Press” from Scandinavia.
JobsDB (Asia/Pacific) JobsDB (Asia/Pacific): An Asia/Pacific focused job and recruitment site with databases dedicated to each country in the Asia/Pacific region.
JobPilot JobPilot (Owned by Monster): A European job site now owned by Monster.com. Focused on European jobs with branches in a number of European countries.
JobServe Jobserve: UK based job search focused originally on IT Contracting work, but now covering multiple areas. Resume database, large number of job postings.
Monster.com Monster.com: The world’s largest resume database and online job search.
Naukri (India) Naukri.com (India): An India-focused job search engine.
Recruit.net Recruit.net: A job search engine that allows you to search jobs worldwide.
Simply Hired SimplyHired.com – Job search engine. Search over 5 million job listings and thousands of jobs sites to find a job you love.
StepStone StepStone (Europe): European online recruitment site based in Scandinavia with operations and subsidiaries througout Europe.
The Ladders TheLadders.com (USA) Job search for professional jobs in the most comprehensive source of $100K+ jobs on the internet.
Legal
Canadian Law List Canadian Law List: List of Canadian lawyers.
Lawyers.com Lawyers.com: Another LexisNexis company
FindLaw FindLaw: Search FindLaw’s database of 1,000,000 lawyers to find attorneys in your area. All Topics in FindLaw are geared for the Public, by Subject Area.
The Lawyers List The Lawyers’ List: Search for lawyers all across the United States.
Lexis Nexis LexisNexis: Provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. By subscription only.
Martindale.com® Martindale.com and LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
QuicklawTM LexisNexis owned portal for searching for lawyers and things legal (Canada)
Maps
GeoPortail Géoportail: French Geographic portal. French language only.
Google Maps Google Maps: Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States as well as other countries. Can also search by keyword such as type of business.
Mapquest MapQuest (AOL) was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons & became an independent company in 1994. MapQuest was acquired in 2000 by America Online, Inc.
Via Michelin Michelin (Via Michelin): The European map specialists’ webpage includes standard map features with good European coverage.
LiveSearch Maps Windows Live Maps: Enter an address, click enter… be sure to check out “Bird’s Eye View”. You can see a close-up aerial view of nearly any US Address and many foreign ones. Amazing.
Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps: Maps, directions, reverse-directions satellite view but no ‘bird’s-eye-view’.
Medical
Bioinformatic Harvester Bioinformatic Harvester: From the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Bioinformatic Harvester crawls and crosslinks dozens of bioinformatic sites and serves 10’s of thousands of pages daily.
Entrez (Pubmed) Entrez (Pubmed): The life sciences search engine.
EB-Eye Bioinformatics Search EB-Eye – EMBL-EBI’s (European Bioinformatics Institute): Open-source, high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. Very fast access to the EBI’s data resources.
Genie Knows Genie Knows: A division of IT Interactive Services Inc., a Canadian vertical search engine company concentrating on niche markets: health search, video games search, and local business directory search.
GoPubMed GoPubMed: Knowledge-based: GO – GeneOntology – Searching sorted – Social network and folsonomy for sciences.
Healia Healia: The health search engine. From the site, “The high quality and personalized health search engine”.
KMLE King's Medical Library Engine KMLE (King’s Medical Library Engine): Full American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary comprehensive resource including tens of thousands of audio pronunciations and abbreviation guides.
MeshPubMed MeSH – Medical Subject Headings (GoPubMed): Knowledge-based.
SearchMedica SearchMedica: Professional Medical Search
WebMD WebMD: A source for health information, a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, and a place to store personal medical information.The leading US Health portal, it scores over 40 million hits per month.
MetaSearch
Brainboost Brainboost: Now Answers.com. Type in a question in natural language, get an answer.
Clusty - The Clustering Search Engine Clusty: The clustering search engine powered by Vivisimo.
Dogpile Dogpile: Brings together searches from the top search engines including Google, Yahoo! Search, Live Search, Ask.com, About, MIVA, LookSmart, and more.
Excite Excite: Now an Internet portal, was once one of the most recognized brands on the Internet. One of the famous 90’s dotcoms.
HotBot HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines (since 1996) launched by Wired Magazine. Now, just a front end for Ask.com and MSN.
Info.com Info.com: Metasearch bringing together results from the top search engines.
ixquick ixquick: Eliminate Big Brother! The Ixquick metasearch engine permanently deletes all personal search details gleaned from its users. Based in the Netherlands, results come from 11 search engines.
Kayak Kayak: Metasearch for travel – search 140 travel sites all at once for the best deals and buy tickets and make reservations direct.
Krozilo Krozilo is a virtual web browser, similar to My Yahoo!, iGoogle, Pageflakes, Netvibes, and Microsoft Live. Krozilo uses AJAX and DHTML, so does not require installation.
Mamma Mamma: “The Mother of All Search Engines” – was one of the web’s first metasearch engines (1996). Now owned by Copernic Inc. of Montreal, Canada, Mamma.com is a tier 2 search engine.
Metacrawler MetaCrawler is a metasearch engine that blends the top web search results from Google, Yahoo!, Live Search, Ask.com, About.com, MIVA, LookSmart and other popular search engines.
MetaLib MetaLib is a federated search system developed by Ex Libris. MetaLib conducts simultaneous searches in multiple resources such as library catalogs, journal articles, newspapers and the web.
Mobissimo Mobissimo.com is a travel meta-search website. Like other travel meta-search websites, Mobissimo does not sell directly to the consumer but consolidates travel offerings for a referral fee.
Myriad Myriad Search: Ad-free search lets users select results from Ask Jeeves, Google, MSN, and Yahoo! Select search depth and place bias on the search results from the major search engines.
Sidestep Sidestep: Searches over 200 travel-relates websites for airfares & the best deals on airfare. Find cheap airfares, discount hotels, car rentals and cruise deals to popular travel destinations worldwide.
Surfwax Surfwax offers a variety of tools for finding, saving, and sharing information on the Internet, including Nextaris, the law-article research site LawKT, the SurfWax meta-search and SurfWax Scholar services.
Turbo 10 - Search the Deep Net Turbo10.com is a metasearch engine which uncovers information in the Invisible Web. Turbo10 can access information from 800 online databases and searches 10 databases simultaneously.
Webcrawler WebCrawler was used to build the first publicly-available full-text index of a subset of the Web. WebCrawler® brings users the top search results from Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live, Ask and other popular search engines.
MultiMedia
YouTube YouTube: Owned by Google, the web’s largest media site. This search will search through the videos of YouTube only.
blinkx: Over 18 million hours of video . Search it all. Blinkx is a multi-media metasearch engine searching the media files of sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, GoogleVideo, MySpace and more.
FindSounds FindSounds: Search engine to find any kind of sound file: WAV, MP3, AIFF, AU – search by sample rate and quality… a great place to find those sound effects.
MetaCafe MetaCafe: Search videos hosted by MetaCafe. If you are a producer of videos, you can get paid for videos – the more viewers, the more cash.
Musgle Musgle: Music Search (mp3, wav, etc.): Based upon a JavaScript that automatically inserts a clever boolean search string into Google to return catalogs of hidden MP3 and Music files.
PBS PBS provides resources to air its standard programming & also provides its audience with multiple online archives of specific video programs. All video archives can be searched for any spoken word pronounced in them.
Picsearch Picsearch: Search the web for images. An image search service with more than 2,000,000,000 pictures.
Podscope Podscope: “Introducing: the first search engine that can find podcasts according to the words spoken during them!”. Finds audio and video files based upon actual content!
SpeechBot SpeechBot is a search engine for audio & video content that is hosted and played from other websites. This is a prototype created by HP Research with an index of over 15,000 hours of radio programming.
Singing Fish Singing Fish: An audio and video search engine finds Windows Media files, Real Player files, QuickTime files, mp3 files, and more. SingingFish targets nothing but multimedia.
TV Eyes TVEyes: TVEyes makes Radio & TV searchable by keyword, phrase or topic – just as you would use a search engine for text. TVEyes is the first company to deliver real-time TV and Radio search.
Veveo VTap  Veveo / VTap: a video search platform for mobile phones. Vtap is an offering from Veveo and it currently works on Apple Iphones as well as Microsoft Mobile-powered phones.
News
Google News Google News: News by Google. Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.
MagPortal MagPortal: Find individual articles from many freely accessible magazines by browsing the categories or using the search engine. You can mark articles or find similar articles with several useful tools.
NewsLookup NewsLookup.com: Search thousands of news sites by source region and media type. News headlines updated continuously.
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Peer Steinbrueck? Ma Vaffanculo!!


Steinbrück reloaded
Steinbrück reloaded (Photo credit: .ack-online.de)

Peer Steinbrueck? Ma Vaffanculo!!

 

Non importa a chi lo abbia detto, se a Berlusconi, a Grillo o Bersani. Anche se fosse vero che questi signori possano essere dei veri “Clown” non dev’essere certo un testa da bigolo di un “crucco” a dircelo.
Peer ” Perchè non ti fai una carrettata di cazzi tuoi?” Non ci piaci, e non ci piacciono le ingerenze del tuo Governo nei nostri affari. I panni sporchi in Italia ce li laviamo da soli.
Prima di concludere voglio però farti una bella pernacchia virtuale e dirti di cuore:” Vaffanculo cruccone mangia patate!”
Tuttavia, stasera, il presidente della Repubblica non incontrerà il candidato della Spd alla cancelleria Peer Steinbrueck che si sarebbe dovuta tenere questa sera a Berlino.
Steinbrueck aveva commentato il voto italiano dicendo di essere “inorridito dalla vittoria di due clown. Dichiarazioni “del tutto fuori luogo o ancora peggio”, secondo il Presidente, che ha invece apprezzato quanto detto dal ministro delle Finanze, “esempio di amichevolezza, di riserbo e di rispetto”. Schaeuble si era limitato a dire che in democrazia “non servono consigli pubblici da fuori: gli italiani decidono da soli”. Lo stesso Schaeuble che oggi attacca: “Il risultato delle elezioni in Italia ha sollevato dubbi nei mercati sulla possibilità di formare un governo stabile e quando questo genere di dubbi sorge, c’è un pericolo di contagio”.
Ieri sera, la Bild aveva riportato le dichiarazioni di Steinbrueck che, dopo aver visionato il risultato delle elezioni politiche, si era detto “sconcertato” e aveva duramente attaccato il leader del Movimento 5 Stelle e Silvio Berlusconi definendoli “due clown”. Il candidato cancelliere della Spd aveva così offeso sia “il comico Beppe Grillo” sia il Cavaliere che era stato definito “uno che agisce sotto l’impulso del testosterone”. A stretto giro la reazione di Napolitano che ha annullato l’incontro che si sarebbe appunto tenere questa sera a Berlino. “Quella che mi sta raccontando è una storia interessante – ha detto il portavoce del governo di Angela Merkel, Steffen Seibert – ma non la commentiamo”. Confermando la notizia Peer Steinbrueck ha detto di comprendere la decisione di Napolitano e ha poi chiamato il Quirinale per chiarire la sua posizione.
I suoi compagni di partito hanno invece rincarato la dose: “Clown è il concetto più morbido che personalmente mi viene in testa su Silvio Berlusconi in questo contesto“, ha detto la segretaria generale dei socialdemocratici Andrea Nahles.
L’epiteto clown è stato usato anche da Nikolaus Blome sulle pagine online del quotidiano Bild. In un articolo intitolato “Pizza quattro stagnazioni”, l’autore scrive: “Le sorti dell’Italia sono nelle mani di due clown: il primo è un vecchio dal volto gonfio come un pallone, talmente potente da poter bloccare qualsiasi legge sensata. L’altro è un clown più giovane il cui unico punto del programma è No a tutto“.

Maroni Presidente della Lombardia un umile consiglio


(by pio dal cin) Il monento difficile che stiamo attraversando politicamente presenta  sfide e scenari inediti dal punto di vista politico.

Il parlamento è diviso in tre grandi spezzoni che difficilmente potranno convivere a lungo. L’affermazione di Berlusconiche tutti davano per spacciato (io per primo) . La “vittoria” di Bersani, e la valanga Grillo.La Lega ha perso metà dei consensi e questo è un segnale forte alla dirigenza. Mentre scrivo Maroni intervistato daBruno Vespa ha affermato di preferire la “Vittoria Politica su un progetto (il grande Nordpiuttosto che avere qualche parlamentare in piu’. 

Certo che la vittoria di Maroni pesa molto sulla bilancia Nazionale. Se la Lega ha perso una marea di consensi (dai moderati) e ha subito un’emoraggia di voti, deve interrogarsi sul perchè. Le lotte intestine e gli scandali che l’hanno travolta nell’ultimo anno hanno cambiato per sempre la struttura di questo partito Popolare che aveva nell’onestà dei suoi dirigenti basato tutti i suoi consensi e le vittorie politiche dal 1992 ad oggi.

Con l’affermazione di Maroni a presidente della Lombardia si apre un nuovo scenario. Un grande Nord formato da Piemonte (Cota) Lombardia(Maroni) Veneto (Zaia e Tosi) Friuli (Tondo). Una forza che prescinde totalmente dall’andazzo Nazionale delle elezioni. Maroni si è giocato tutte le carte su questa vittoria e, da politico acuto ed intelligente sapeva che la Lega entrava male in queste elezioni. Lo aveva detto durante un’intervista qualche settimana fa che il “timone” della Lombardia gli interessava molto di più dei risultati Nazionali.

                                                      Cosa succederà?

Nessuno ha la sfera di cristallo ma tutti convengono sul fatto che qualsiasi sia il governo che uscirà da queste elezioni non durerà a lungo (leggi posts precedenti nel mio blog).

Il mio umile consiglio a Maroni è il seguente: Rifondare la Lega con un nome diverso.
Zaia, Tosi, Cota e Maroni assieme sono abbastanza forti da fondare un partito per il Grande Nord che se si presentasse alle elezioni che non tarderanno ad arrivare potrà raccogliere un consenso molto ampio che vorrei sbilanciarmi nel quantificare in un 12-15%.

Diversamente c’è la fine politica di questo movimento che ha segnato per sempre la Storia ed il modo di pensare della Gente del Nord. 

Non è scandaloso rinnovarsi e staccarsi da una vecchia metodologia che non riuscirà a scrollarsi di dosso gli scandali che l’hanno esposta alla gogna.

 Con questi presidenti di Regioni molto importanti Maroni, Cota, Zaia (con il supporto di Tosi in Veneto  e Tondo per il Friuli) l’elettorato leghista potrà convincersi che il progetto interregionale puo’ diventare realtà, a prescindere da qualsiasi risultato le urne abbiano partorito in questa tornata elettorare.

Occorre far presto. Le nuove elezioni non tarderanno ad arrivare e questa, è l’unica strada che la lega puo’ provare a percorrere. Bisogna liberarsi dei fantasmi del passato e ripartire con nuove energie.

Questo è il mio umile consiglio .

To all corrupted politicians in Italy. On your last day, you’ll regret your behaviour


Italian Stereotype - 1.Liar
Italian Stereotype – 1.Liar (Photo credit: Raffaello Robbiani)

(by pio dal cin) To all the corrupted politicians out there. Listen to the voices of the People of Italy crying for some relief. Before you are a politician you are (or at least should be) a MAN.

Next time you hoover over a City with your helicopter on the way to make a multimillion euro deal, think of the person in despair because he just lost his job, or because the enterprise he started with great sacrifices is about to collapse, maybe for a bill, or a law that you voted.

Think of a mother trying to feed the children with less than a thousand euros a month, while you are getting a message on your Iphone telling you that your 90thousand euro pension has been deposited in your bank account.

Think of a young couple who will not be able to start a family because the Bank just denied them a mortgage as they only have one paycheck a month and it won’t be enough.

Think of all the money you stole, and you are stealing from the poor people. One day you are going to die too. You will die rich and perhaps you’ll regret on your death bed not having being able to be honest and it will be the moment you’ll meet your Creator, it will be the saddest moment of your life.

Honesty
To achieve honesty within yourself,
To recognize who and what you are ,
Do this and you can be honest with all others

Humility
Humble yourself and recognize that
No matter how much you think you know,
You know very little of all the universe.

Truth
To learn truth,
To live with truth, and
To walk with truth,
To speak truth

Wisdom
To have wisdom is to know the difference between good and bad, and
To know the result of your actions

Love
Unconditional love to know that when people are weak
They need your love the most,
That your love is given freely, and
You cannot put conditions on it
Or your love is not true

Respect
Respect others, their beliefs, and
Respect yourself.
If you cannot show respect,
You cannot expect respect to be given

Bravery
To be brave is to do something right,
Even if you know it’s going to hurt you.

Grillo e l’Italia. Domenica si vota. Per chi?


(by pio dal cin) E’ arrivato il fatidico giorno del silenzio elettorale (finalmente) e tutti gli Italiani sono chiamati a riflettere su chi votare.

Faccio parte anch’io di quel folto gruppo di Italiani stufi della politica. Ne abbiamo discusso per mesi, al bar, sui luoghi di lavoro (per chi ancora ha la fortuna di averlo).

Siamo stufi di essere presi in giro da una classe politica che quando parla, discute di milioni, miliardi di Euro, mentre noi poveri mortali siamo costretti a fare i conti con un’economia sempre più magra . Continuiamo con il nostro voto a foraggiare un sistema che permette alla Casta politica di prendere stipendi e pensioni d’oro mentre le piccole imprese chiudono, licenziano per mancanza di commesse, i giovani non vedono un futuro, gli anziani senza pensione o con tagli che rendono necessari salti mortali.

Eppure la sensazione generale è che i soldi non manchino, se si sente parlare di miliardi di Euro , di milioni di Euro rubati dalle casse dei partiti (finanziati con soldi pubblici) .

Sprechi e scandali che devono finire, su questo sono tutti daccordo, ma chi ha alzato un dito per aiutare gli Italiani? Un paio di settimane fa Monti recandosi nelle zone terremotate ha chiesto scusa agli Emiliani se non è riuscito a detassarli. Ma in un Paese Libero, Moderno, facciamo pagare le tasse a chi ha subito un terremoto? 

Togliete tutte le tasse, compreso il bollo auto ed il Canone RAI a quei poveretti che a fatica cercano di rialzare la testa, ma non per uno o tre anni, per un minimo di cinque dieci anni  dovrebbero NON sentire il peso fiscale sulla testa.

Monti è una brava persona ma lo sbaglio più grande (dopo quello di allearsi con Casini e Fini) è stato quello di partire dalle classi meno abbienti, e pagherà lo scotto di questo alle urne.

Silvio Berlusconi - Caricature
Silvio Berlusconi – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)



Di Berlusconi non voglio nemmeno discutere. Quello che ha detto su Mussolini (“ha fatto cose buone”) nel giorno della Shoah mi è bastato. Penso alle “centomila gavette” agli Alpini che sono morti ritornando dallaRussia e non riesco a provare simpatia per Mussolini e le “sue opere”.

Italian Alpini
Italian Alpini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

L’alleanza con la Lega non si riesce a capire a chi farà più male. In un certo senso ha fatto capire con le sue dichiarazioni che se il Carroccio non l’avesse appoggiato avrebbe fatto “saltare” le giunte di Piemonte Lombardia Veneto e Friuli tenendo di fatto in ostaggio Maroni (che ha ammesso, e forse non doveva, di voler solo la Lombardia e non vincere le elezioni).

Notizia di ieri che il Sindaco di Verona Tosi sta pensando ad un nuovo movimento,segno evidente che la spaccatura all’interno della Lega, dopo la caduta di Bossi si è fatta ancor piu’ grave. La Lega pagherà forse il prezzo più alto in termini percentuali in queste votazioni.

Un’altra caduta di stile del Cav è stato il suo intervento con la donna alla quale a formulato delle domande imbarazzanti che un padre e un nonno non dovrebbero fare in pubblico (col pubblico scemo che sghignazzava).

Un bravo Clown con la vocazione per la vendita “porta a porta“. Avrebbe fatto meglio a stare nelle retrovie in silenzio o quasi come stanno facendo:

D’Alema e Prodi, Veltroni la Bindi e Rutelli. Sanno che è meglio mandar avanti Bersani (così ha scelto il popolo Bue 3.200.000 che ha partecipato alle Primarie) salvo minacciare Renzi (l’unico che avrebbe potuto portare i voti degli scontenti della piazza al PD) di un esposto alla procura per un manifesto pubblicitario.

Vogliamo parlare del MPS la banca “rossa” al centro dei recenti scandali oppure (notizia di due ore fa) degli F 35, i Jet da combattimento che il Pentagono ha ordinato a terra proprio oggi perchè è stato riscontrato un problema grave alle turbine? Con quei miliardi quante aziende che hanno chiuso si sarebbero salvate? Quanti mutui avrebbero acceso le giovani coppie in cerca di casa?
Leggi qui’ articolo sugli F-35 difettosi Gli aerei sono stati caldeggiati da d’Alema, Prodi e Berlusconi (stando a quello che dice l’articolo qui sopra citato)


Ricapitolando:

MONTI.   Pregi: Ha cercato di salvare l’Economia 
 Difetti: 
1)Alleanza con il Gatto Casini e la Volpe Fini della politica Italiana.
2) Ha tartassato le classi più deboli,lasciando stare le classi medie e medio alte
3) Ha voluto improvvisarsi “politico” troppo in fretta, era meglio se rimaneva “tecnico”

BERLUSCONI. Pregi. Sa parlare e vendersi molto bene

Difetti:
1) Fa parte di un sistema vecchio e superato
2) Ha fatto troppe promesse non mantenute
3) Ricalca un vecchio metodo che oramai ha stufato

BERSANI . Pregi : Sembra il vecchio operaio che sistemerà tutto
Difetti:
1) Ha spazzato via Renzi (l’unica speranza del PD)
2) E’ il pupazzo del grande burattinaio D’Alema che assieme a Prodi Bindi Veltroni e Rutelli si godono la loro pensione d’oro nell’ombra, mandando avanti Bersani che con la sua flemma sembra essere buono ed onesto.
3) Fa parte della nomenclatura vecchia che gli Italiani non vogliono più vedere che ha portato lo scandalo MPS

Che cosa rimane in fondo senza scomodare i partiti e partitelli che non starò nemmeno a menzionare in quanto solo una perdita di tempo e di voti?

GRILLO.  Un comico miliardario scende in piazza, senza pretese e riesce a fondare un movimento.
Riempie le piazze di TUTTA Italia, dal Sud al Nord (Isole Comprese). Riesce ad amalgamare gli scontenti del PdL della Lega, di destra e di sinistra perche’? Perchè uno che non ha mai fatto politica riesce ad avere un consenso tale da smuovere anche coloro che erano apatici e avevano giurato di non andare a votare?

La risposta è più semplice che mai; dice quello che la gente vuol sentirsi dire e cioe’:

1) Basta al finanziamento pubblico ai partiti
2) Basta agli sprechi della spesa pubblica ( 80 miliardi l’anno circa)
3) Basta alle pensioni e agli stipendi d’oro della Casta
4) Basta con le tasse che strangolano le famiglie
5) Basta subire da cinquant’anni una classe politica che ha creato privilegi e lobbies
6) Basta con le chiacchere e le promesse. Chi ha sbagliato deve andarsene e lasciare
spazio a giovani con voglia di fare senza essere super pagati, senza tessere elettorali e con la volontà di andarsene dopo aver servito il Paese per non più di due legislature.

La differenza è che Grillo lo fa senza andare in TV (le nuove generazioni non la guardano neanche, c’è il “Web 2.0”) e abbraccia virtualmente la gente che lo ascolta ridando la speranza in qualcosa di nuovo, che mai negli ultimi cinquant’anni si è visto. 

E così la gente gli crede, si accorge che tutto sommato, anche se manca di un programma specifico cosa cambia? 

Quelli che ci hanno governato negli ultimi cinquant’anni avevano i “programmi”? Certo, i programmi per fare quello che sarebbe stato comodo per loro, non certo per la povera gente.

Se Grillo come sembra riuscirà ad essere più vicino al 30% che al 20%, si metterà di traverso in Parlamento, e non potrà fare a meno di mantenere quello che ha promesso, perchè molti di quelli che sono andati in piazza ad applaudirlo sono senza un lavoro, col mutuo da pagare o l’azienda da salvare. “Disperati?” E’ una parola troppo pesante, ma sicuramente disgustati dalla mala politica,dalle ruberie, dalle tasse, dalle promesse di un futuro migliore che si concretizza in pensioni prese sempre più tardi e sempre meno pesanti.


ELEZIONI INUTILI’?

Qualsiasi sarà il risultato di queste Elezioni di Quaresima (penso sia la prima volta che si vota a Febbraio) la coalizione che andrà a governare, sarà talmente instabile che durerà due, al massimo tre mesi e poi di nuovo a votare, una volta che i partiti scombussolati dai cambiamenti dell’ultimo anno riusciranno a capire quanta forza avranno e dove gli elettori vogliono che vadano.
Se non ci credete, segnatevi questo articolo, mettetelo via e tornate a leggerlo tra tre mesi, quando le elezioni saranno inevitabili visto che chiunque vincesse (meno che Grillo) dovrà allearsi per governare con coloro che durante questa campagna elettorale al vetriolo si sono confrontati anche duramente.
Peccato chye in tutto questo bailamme, a farne le spese sia come sempre, un’altra volta il “Popolo Bue degli Italiani” ma stiano ben attenti i politici,la situazione si fa incandescente e la gente non sopporterà più, come ha fatto fin qui. Siamo agli inizi del Millennio, un tempo che nella Storia del Mondo ha sempre portato dei grandi cambiamenti. (pio dal cin. all right reserved °copyright 2013)


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Larry Page from Google just wrote on a G+ post

“I loved meeting Charles Chase from Lockheed Skunk Works because he wants to change the world and he has a plan.  His dream is about building a compact fusion reactor (that would fit it on the back of a truck) which is capable of generating 100MW of electricity – enough to power a small city.  Charles thinks he could have a prototype in 5 years and a fully engineered plant in 10 years.  This would be capable of meeting all electricity demands globally by 2050.  All with virtually zero emissions.  An exciting example of how 10X thinking could make the world a better place. “

A project to provide in the next five to ten years the whole world with free electricity.  Wonderful!!!

 


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From the Archives: George Washington Writes in the Margins


From the Archives: George Washington Writes in the Margins

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Last month, President Obama began his second Inaugural Address by saying, “Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.” President Obama’s words resonate as the anniversary of George Washington’s birthday approaches on February 22, popularly known as Presidents’ Day.

Over two centuries ago, on April 30, 1789, George Washington delivered his first Inaugural Address knowing that he had little to guide him in the job that lay ahead but the principles stated in the Constitution. The Articles of the Constitution had been debated, discussed, and agreed upon just two summers earlier by the delegates of the Constitution Convention, and were still untested. Nevertheless, Washington was a strong supporter of the Constitution and would look to it for guidance in his unprecedented role as President.

During Washington’s first year in office, Congress ordered 600 copies of the Acts of Congress to be printed and distributed to federal and state government officials. The book compiled the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress.

George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress contains his own handwritten notes in the margins. The notes provide insight into his crucial role in the implementation and interpretation of the Constitution and the establishment of the new American government.

Washington rarely wrote on the pages of his books, and the presence of his distinct handwriting makes the historic volume even more remarkable. Customarily, Washington preferred to take notes on a separate sheet of paper, which he would insert into a book. But in his copy of the Acts of Congress, he not only wrote directly in the margins but also drew brackets next to the passages of particular interest to him.

Only three copies of this book are known to have survived: Washington’s copy and the copies belonging to Thomas Jefferson and John Jay. After his two terms in office, Washington brought the book home to Mount Vernon. It stayed in the Washington family until 1876 and then passed through a series of collectors.

Last year, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association secured the book at an auction, bringing it back to George Washington’s home. It is now on display at Mount Vernon in Virginia through Presidents’ Day.  Beginning in March, Washington’s Acts of Congress will travel the country and visit the 13 Presidential Libraries of the National Archives through a partnership with Mount Vernon.

In George Washington’s first Inaugural Address he referred to the new government as an “experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” Fifty-six Presidential inaugurations later, President Barack Obama spoke of the Constitution as an enduring framework for our government. The opportunity to see Washington’s Acts of Congress,complete with his carefully penciled notes, provides a rare glimpse into history that is as relevant today as it was 224 years ago.

The nationwide tour of the Acts of Congress is also an opportunity to reflect on the presidency and to wonder what it would feel like to take on the role of Commander in Chief. We’ve put together a gallery of inaugural moments that feature holdings from the 13 Presidential Libraries.

And while there are no photos of America’s first Presidential inauguration, we’ve included pages from George Washington’s first Inaugural Address from the holdings of the National Archives, as well as Washington’s historic copy of the Acts of Congress, courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Learn more about the Acts of Congress at Mount Vernon and the Acts of Congress at thePresidential Libraries of the National Archives.

 

The New York Times is selling the Boston Globe


The New York Times Company announced Wednesday that it is selling the Boston Globe.

Bloomberg was the first to report the news that the company is seeking to unload its biggest asset besides the New York Times itself. The Times issued a press release shortly after, saying that it has partnered with Evercore Partners to find a suitable buyer for the Globe and the other properties in its New England Media Group.

“Given the differences between these businesses and The New York Times, we believe that a sale is in the best long-term interests of these properties and the employees who work for them as well as in the best interests of our shareholders,” Times CEO Mark Thompson said in a statement.

The Times bought the Globe for $1.1 billion in 1993 — a sign of just how different the media landscape was two decades ago. The entire company now has $955 million in cash on hand. It will certainly not be able to attract that kind of price for the paper today; a Wall Street Journal piece in early 2012 speculated that the Globe could be had for about $200 million.

The company has spent the last year or so shedding many of its other business. It sold its regional papers in late 2011, and the About.com site in 2012. In addition, it has recently enacted layoffs at the Times.

The Times had previously flirted with selling the Globe in 2009, but ultimately decided against it. The Globe, the Times said, was on track to lose $85 million that year.

Feedly from Google.RSS for creative minds


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(by pio dal cin) Feb 16th 2013  6:02 (GMT+1)The RSS for the creative mind.

Feedly is a news reader for creative minds. Syncs with Google Reader and Twitter.
New in version 14
★ Integration with Buffer
★ Integration with Twitter Cards
☂ Reduced memory footprint

Feedly combines the visual appeal of a magazine with the efficiency and convenience of an RSS reader. The result is a powerful tool which allows you to organize, read and share the information which helps you stay current and creative in your professional life.Feedly syncs with Google Reader. When you read an article in feedly, it is marked as read in Google Reader. When you save an article in feedly, it is starred in google reader. When you add a source in feedly, it is added to Google Reader.When you find an article you like, you can easily share it on Twitter, LinkedIn or Evernote. Directly or via the Buffer app.

Hangout on G+ with Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (Youtube video)


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(by pio dal cin) February 15th 2013 10:23 pm. What a great experience today. I had the great privilege and honour to talk to Astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti  from the +European Space Agency, ESA  in  Germany. We had a friendly talk about her upcoming experience on November 2014 when she will be a member of the crew going into the ISS (International Space Station) where she will spend six months orbiting around the Earth. I learned many things that I did not know about the ISS and life up there. One astonishing fact for me was the speed of travelling around the Earth as it takes about one and a half hour to complete an orbit. Curious to find out? Just watch this video and find out all the details of a great mission.

+Samantha Cristoforetti  will be the first Italian woman to have the honour of being sent into space to the ISS.

Thanks again for your time.  I had a great time 

 +pio dal cin