Raver

Our emotional state of choice is Ecstasy. Our nourishment of choice is Love. Our addiction of choice is technology. Our religion of choice is music. Our currency of choice is knowledge. Our politics of choice is none. Our society of choice is utopian though we know it will never be. You may hate us. You may dismiss us. You may misunderstand us. You may be unaware of our existence. We can only hope you do not care to judge us, because we would never judge you. We are not criminals. We are not disillusioned. We are not drug addicts. We are not naive children… We are one massive, global, tribal village that transcends man-made law, physical geography, and time itself. We are The Massive. One Massive. We were first drawn by the sound. From far away, the thunderous, muffled, echoing beat was comparable to a mother’s heart soothing a child in her womb of concrete, steel, and electrical wiring. We were drawn back into this womb, and there, in the heat, dampness, and darkness of it, We came to accept that we are all equal. Not only to the darkness, and to ourselves, but to the very music slamming into us and passing through our souls: we are all equal. And somewhere around 35 Hz we could feel the hand of God at our backs, pushing us forward, pushing us to push ourselves to strengthen our minds, our bodies, and our spirits., Pushing us to turn to the person beside us to join hands and uplift them by sharing the uncontrollable joy we felt from creating this magical bubble that can, for one evening, protect us from the horrors, atrocities, and pollution of the outside world. It is in that very instant, with these initial realizations that each of us was truly born. We continue to pack our bodies into clubs, or warehouses, or buildings you’ve abandoned and left for naught, and we bring life to them for one night. Strong, throbbing, vibrant life in it’s purest, most intense, most hedonistic form. In these makeshift spaces, we seek to shed ourselves of the burden of uncertainty for a future you have been unable to stabilize and secure for us. We seek to relinquish our inhibitions, and free ourselves from the shackle’s and restraints you’ve put on us for your own peace of mind. We seek to re-write the programming that you have tried to indoctrinate us with since the moment we were born. Programming that tells us to hate, that tells us to judge, that tells us to stuff ourselves into the nearest and most convenient pigeon hole possible. Programming that even tells us to climb ladders for you, jump through hoops, and run through mazes and on hamster wheels. Programming that tells us to eat from the shiny silver spoon you are trying to feed us with, instead of nourish ourselves with our own capable hands. Programming that tells us to close our minds, instead of open them. Until the sun rises to burn our eyes by revealing the dis-utopian reality of a world you’ve created for us, we dance fiercely with our brothers and sisters in celebration of our life, of our culture, and of the values we believe in: Peace, Love, Freedom, Tolerance, Unity, Harmony, Expression, Responsibility and Respect. Our enemy of choice is ignorance. Our weapon of choice is information. Our crime of choice is breaking and challenging whatever laws you feel you need to put in place to stop us from celebrating our existence. But know that while you may shut down any given party, on any given night, in any given city, in any given country or continent on this beautiful planet, you can never shut down the entire party. You don’t have access to that switch, no matter what you may think. The music will never stop. The heartbeat will never fade. The party will never end.

I am a raver, and this is my manifesto.

Let things go

If you love it, let it go. If it comes back to you it is yours, if not, go hunt it and kill it.

Bushisms

1. “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”—Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

2. “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”—Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

3. “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”—Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

4. “Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.”—Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

5. “Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.”—declining to answer reporters’ questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001

6. “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”—Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

7. “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense.”—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2006

8. “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”—Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

9. “I’ve heard he’s been called Bush’s poodle. He’s bigger than that.”—discussing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as quoted by the Sun newspaper, June 27, 2007

10. “And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.”—meeting with Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008

11. “We ought to make the pie higher.”—South Carolina Republican debate, Feb. 15, 2000

12. “There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.”—Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

13. “And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.”—speaking on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007

14. “We’ll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.”—Houston, Sept. 6, 2000

15. “It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.”—Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000

16. “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”—U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

17. “People say, ‘How can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil?’ You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in’s house and say I love you.”—Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002

18. “Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.”—CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000

19. “I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep on the soil of a friend.”—on the prospect of visiting Denmark, Washington, D.C., June 29, 2005

20. “I think it’s really important for this great state of baseball to reach out to people of all walks of life to make sure that the sport is inclusive. The best way to do it is to convince little kids how to—the beauty of playing baseball.”—Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2006

21. “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

22. “You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war president. No president wants to be a war president, but I am one.”—Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2006

23. “There’s a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t want you to let me down again.’ “—Boston, Oct. 3, 2000

24. “They misunderestimated me.”—Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

25. “I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.”—Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

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Time must have a stop

We don’t have a lot of time on this earth! We weren’t meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.

One of the saddest things is that the only thing that a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can’t eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day nor make love for eight hours—all you can do for eight hours is work. Which is the reason why man makes himself and everybody else so miserable and unhappy.

About freedom

A few brutal truths:


  • It is against freedom to be taxed.
  • It is against freedom to be part of a society which has rules governing your actions.
  • It is against freedom to be part of a religion which has rules governing your actions.
  • It is against freedom to not be allowed to shoot people who disagree with you.
  • It is against freedom for other people to be allowed to own property that you could use.

Very few people actually want total freedom. The cost of total freedom is not being part of a society. Most reasonable people are willing to give up the same freedoms that they would want other people to give up. They give up the freedom to kill their neighbours and, in exchange, their neighbours give up the freedom to kill them.

People in the USA talk a lot about rights, but rarely mention the responsibilities that come with them.

Morning routine

  1. Wake up
  2. Catch up on the lives of friends around the world (alas, update facebook)
  3. Get out from under the covers

* blackberries are weird * :mrgreen:

Jesus & Mohammed

Jesus was a pretty nice guy who could be counted on to provide extra booze at a party (even if he was a mite touchy about conducting business in a temple). Mohammed raped and slaughtered thousands of people, kept slaves, and taught his followers to kill anyone who disagreed with them (and not in parables that people can take out of context, but in direct orders).

Dreamworks vs The Pirate Bay

Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 18:21:43 -0100 (GMT)
From: anakata
To: KMWLAW@flash.net[/email]
Subject: Re: Unauthorized Use of DreamWorks SKG Properties

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 KMWLAW@flash.net wrote:

> Dennis L. Wilson, Esq.
> KEATS McFARLAND & WILSON, LLP
> 9720 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse Suite
> Beverly Hills, CA 90212
> Tel: (310) 248-3830
> Fax: (310) 860-0363
>
>
> August 23, 2004
>
>
> VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
> AND U.S. MAIL
>
> ThePirateBay.org
> Box 1206
> Stockholm 11479
> SWEDEN
>
> [email]tracker-40-aa-5f-03-412675c8@prq.to
>
> Re: Unauthorized Use of DreamWorks SKG Properties
> http://www.thepiratebay.org
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> This letter is being written to you on behalf of our
> client, DreamWorks SKG (hereinafter ^ÓDreamWorks^Ô).
> DreamWorks is the exclusive owner of all copyright,
> trademark and other intellectual property rights in
> and to the ^ÓShrek 2^Ô motion picture. No one is
> authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or
> otherwise use the ^ÓShrek 2^Ô motion picture without
> the express written permission of DreamWorks.
[...]
> As you may be aware, Internet Service Providers can
> be held liable if they do not respond to claims of
> infringement pursuant to the requirements of the
> Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In
> accordance with the DMCA, we request your assistance
> in the removal of infringements of the ^ÓShrek 2^Ô
> motion picture from this web site and any other sites
> for which you act as an Internet Service Provider.
> We further declare under penalty of perjury that we
> are authorized to act on behalf of DreamWorks and
> that the information in this letter is accurate.
> Please contact me immediately to discuss this matter
> further.

As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States
of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe.
Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here.
For your information, no Swedish law is being violated.

Please be assured that any further contact with us, regardless of medium,
will result in
a) a suit being filed for harassment
b) a formal complaint lodged with the bar of your legal counsel, for
sending frivolous legal threats.

It is the opinion of us and our lawyers that you are ....... morons, and
that you should please go sodomize yourself with retractable batons.

Please also note that your e-mail and letter will be published in full on
http://www.thepiratebay.org.

Go fuck yourself.

Polite as usual,
anakata

Failure of USA as a country

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

(You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

1. Then look up aluminum, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’, ‘labour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ‘-ize’ will be replaced by the suffix ‘-ise’. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up ‘vocabulary’).

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ‘like’ and ‘you know’ is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of -ize.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can’t sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not ready to shoot grouse.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

8. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

9. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

10. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of British Commonwealth – see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

11. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.

12. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body Armour like a bunch of nancies). Don’t try Rugby – the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.

13. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

14. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.

15. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

16. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!

Dumbfuckistan

A new country (born 8 years ago)

Dumbfuckistan

Tacos de seso

Para los que decían que son nutritivos…

Tacos de seso

The Candidates

The difference between a thief and a politician is that a thief steals and then runs, while the politician…

whats-the-difference-between-a-thief-and-a-politician

How big is too big?

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Tag

A petición popular…

Tag

Una carta del presente

Querido Paco,

Te estoy escribiendo desde el futuro, o mejor dicho, desde mi presente. Hoy tengo 30 años de edad, un lapso de quince años entre tu vida y la mía. Para ti, esto puede parecer una cantidad de tiempo infinitamente grande, sin embargo para mi no lo es. Parecieran que fueron ayer mis recuerdos de cuando tenia tu edad, y aún así, también pareciera que fueron hace una vida.

Me imagino que estarás esperando que en esta carta te daré algún tipo de consejo o un plan de vida, pero te equivocas. Solo te puedo decir que cometerás muchos “errores” dentro de los próximos 15 años, y que los seguirás cometiendo por el resto de tu vida, pero sin ellos, no serías la persona que soy ahora.

Estoy seguro que algún día comprenderás todo esto que te digo y te darás cuenta que estos “errores” serán de tus mayores éxitos y mejores experiencias. Verás que todo aquello con lo que te enfrentes y te ponga en una situación difícil será tu maestro más grande y que todo es uno solo.

Tomarás decisiones que en el contexto en el que las enfrentes parecerán las correctas y te será difícil ver sus consecuencias, pero puedes confiar en que el momento en el que vives es el mejor que la vida te ha preparado, ni más ni menos. Te darás cuenta que tus tribuaciones pueden desaparecer en un abrir y cerrar de ojos y dar lugar a otras que han estado dormidas, agazapadas detras del muro de la inocencia y en ese mismo abrir de ojos tu vida puede cambiar de rumbo radicalmente y todo aquello en lo que has creído y vivido lo verás bajo otra luz y una nueva perspectiva, ni mejor ni peor, solo diferente. Lo más que te puedo decir es que aceptes el momento en el que vives y nuevamente, recuerda que hoy es el mejor momento que la vida te ha preparado para que te vuelvas tu mismo y lo mejor que pudieras llegar a ser.

Parecería que la vida es un juego de azar, una rueda de ruleta en la que vas dando tumbos sin saber en que casilla irás a parar, en que número, en que color. Sin embargo todo tiene una razón de ser, todo se ciñe a un plan perfecto que tanto tu como yo desconocemos pero palpamos su existencia.

Así que pequeño Paco, no te doy nuevas herramientas ni mapas para tu camino, tampoco profecías o recomendaciones, continúa siendo quien eres, mientras veo, a quince años de distancia, como poco a poco te conviertes en lo que soy ahora, y que dentro de otros quince, seas tu quien me escribe esta carta.

Nos vemos pronto, mucho más pronto de lo que esperas.

Con cariño,
Paco.

PD: TQM.
PD2: Que ni se te ocurra.


Ecologic

You people really want to help the world, put a slug in your brains and become fertilizer, thats it, thats the big helper right there.

De la vida moderna

Las normas de la llamada “vida moderna” y con su tácita moral autoaceptada nos han llevado a adoptar una cultura del reemplazo, de seres humanos desechables, del reduzca-reuse-recicle, a desenvolvernos en un ambiente donde todo tiene un propósito, una fecha de caducidad y un precio.

Las relaciones personales no son la excepción, en los medios, las aulas e incluso en las conversaciones de sobremesa se declara, convenientemente, que el amor dura tres años y no por las infidelidades o por la falta de interes de las parejas, sino porque está científicamente comprobado que el cocktail de substancias químicas que -engañan- al cerebro y mantienen la ilusión de necesidad de convivencia con la pareja deja de ser efectivo con el paso del tiempo, y de la misma manera porque también está científicamente comprobado que la procreación afecta la química cerebral, apaga la pasión y genera substancias que dan la sensación de bienestar y mantienen la familia unida por otro plazo de tiempo con su respectiva y conveniente caducidad.

Esto deja a las parejas modernas que no han podido procrear, por cualquiera que sea la causa, en un entredicho. Una vez que ha caducado su relación, de acuerdo a estas justificantes, tienen la opción de tomar la decisión de abandonarse mutuamente sin hacer un mínimo esfuerzo haciendo a un lado los aspectos racionales, humanos y sociales que la moral del siglo XXI permite obviar sin mayores consecuencias. Aspectos que para nuestros padres y abuelos eran indispensables para una vida ordenada, responsable, productiva y civilizada, o bien, las parejas se encuentran con la posibilidad de continuar unidos y esperar el mejor resultado, pero sin tener una guía o un camino a seguir para crecer juntos. Hoy la responsabilidad personal se limita a causar el menor daño posible, cualquiera que sea su índole y siempre y cuando no afecte nuestros propios intereses.

Es por eso que vemos tantas relaciones efímeras con el tan afortunado calificativo de “one night stands”, y yo diría, no solo “one night”, sino “one afternoons”, “one mornings” y que se yo, hasta “one hour stands”.

El amor si existe, el amor a primera vista también, pero de acuerdo a los cánones del siglo XXI y de la generación del internet, no es una conexión con el universo, no es tampoco encontrar esa media naranja metafísica, no es entrar al jardín del zen y encontrar la iluminación, no es llegar al nirvana y ver al mismísimo budha vistiendo Dolce y siguiendo la dieta Atkins, el amor es una intoxicación de dopamina y norepinefrina, drogas que genera el mismo cuerpo, es una atrofia que bloquea la serotonina la cual nos permite analizar y evaluar objetivamente a los demás, (algunos somos adictos a la serotonina). El amor se ha vuelto meramente un fenómeno físico y químico.

El amor, según la nueva norma, no es muy diferente de una enfermedad donde se apague el hipotálamo y se sobrecaliente el córtex cerebral. El amor es lo mismo que una noche de sexo, drogas y rockandroll, solo que por más tiempo y significativamente más caro, ah! y con el inconveniente de tener freno de mano incluído.

Pero ya basta de anatomía y cosas peores, volviendo a la cultura del reemplazo, albergamos la idea de que siempre hay algo mejor y que cualquier cosa es susceptible de ser reemplazada, ya no es necesario que algo deje de funcionar para reemplazarlo, deja tu de arreglarlo. La existencia de algo mejor, o mejor dicho, la creencia en la existencia de algo mejor se ha vuelto justificación suficiente para el cambio, y así nos vemos inmersos en un mercado de oferta y demanda de autos, zapatos, casas, personas…, en todas sus variedades y clasificaciones; nos hemos vuelto un producto diseñado, fabricado y comercializado. Hablamos del mejor empleado, la mejor esposa, el mejor novio, el mejor amante, cada uno para satisfacer una necesidad muy particular, respondemos a una necesidad autocreada y que da pauta para formarnos una estructura súmamente volátil de relaciones interpersonales basadas exclusivamente en la propia conveniencia.

Nuestras vidas se han compartimentalizado, somos personas diferentes dependiendo de la hora, el lugar y la compañia, hemos perdido el marco autoreferencia y de identidad propia, somos una generación caracterizada por la ambigüedad y la apatía, somos una generación que bajo términos clínicos sería psicótica y sociópata. Pareciera que somos el último peldaño evolutivo de la conciencia humana, una multitud de Übermensch mediocres donde cada uno de nosotros crea sus propios valores y es dios de su microcosmos que no llega más allá de sus propias narices.

La pregunta es, ¿Queremos evolucionar como generación? ¿Cuál va a ser nuestra guerra mundial? ¿Nuestra gran depresión? ¿Nuestra pandemia? ¿El 11 de septiembre?, no creo, ¿Iraq?, tampoco, ¿Osama, Obama?, son fenómenos mediáticos que no nos importan ni nos afectan. ¿Cuál será la encrucijada por la que nuestros bisnietos sabrán de nosotros en los libros de historia?, Realmente no lo se. Sin embargo como dijo en algún momento aquel personaje, Tyler Durden, iconoclasta, símbolo de esta generación y de su dicotomía interna, del amor y del odio al mundo material, del enfrentamiento con la autoridad y con las reglas autoimpuestas, nuestra gran guerra es espiritual, nuestra gran depresión es la de nuestras vidas. Hemos sido criados por la televisión para creer que seremos millonarios, o artistas, o que somos bellos, pero no es así, nos estamos dando cuenta de ello poco a poco, y es por ello que estamos súmamente encabronados.


That’s how I roll

Yes well, legibility and correct punctuation might not be “street”… but that’s how I roll, motherfucker

Thats how I roll

Radovan Karadzic arrested in Serbia

Top war crimes suspect Karadzic arrested in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, a war crimes fugitive and one of the world’s most wanted men, was arrested on Monday evening in a sweep by Serbian security forces, the country’s president said.

Karadzic has been indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia for genocide during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. He has been hiding since 1998.

President Boris Tadic’s office said in a statement that Karadzic was arrested “in an action by the Serbian security services.”

Karadzic, who was the leader of ethnic Serbs during the war that erupted with Bosnia’s secession from Yugoslavia, is accused of masterminding massacres that the U.N. war crimes tribunal described as “scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history.”

He had topped the tribunal’s most-wanted list for more than a decade and was said to have resorted to elaborate disguises to elude authorities.

Karadzic’s reported hide-outs included Serbian Orthodox monasteries and refurbished mountain caves in remote eastern Bosnia. Some newspaper reports said he had at times disguised himself as a priest by shaving off his trademark silver mane and donning a brown cassock.

As leader of Bosnia’s Serbs, Karadzic hobnobbed with international negotiators and his interviews were top news items during the 3 1/2-year Bosnian war, set off when a government dominated by Slavic Muslims and Croats declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1992.

But his life changed by the time the war ended in late 1995 with an estimated 250,000 people dead and another 1.8 million driven from their homes. He was indicted twice by the U.N. tribunal on genocide charges stemming from his alleged crimes against Bosnia’s Muslims and Croats.

Pizza

Americans will eat anything that:

– Is covered in melted cheese
– Comes with amorphous pieces of solid matter that resembles meat
– Is deep fried (yes, even cardboard will do)
– Has booze in it, or some petroleum by-product.

Karma Bonus

Universe!, I have motherfucking karma bonus, so you better start putting up or else…

We want Mr. R back

Whoever you are,
Wherever you are
Whatever your intentions might be…

We want Mr. R back

Love and hate

It’s better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.

Probabilidades

El cerebro representa el conocimento del entorno en términos de probabilidades, las cuales están basadas en la experiencia, pero que cambian cuando nueva información relevante se hace disponible, en otras palabras, el cerebro trabaja con probabilidades Bayesianas.

Whishlist

The small things:

  • A cat
  • Sony Cybershot W300
  • Canon EOS Rebel XSi
  • Polar chronograph
  • iPod Touch

Not so small things

  • A3
  • Be mortgage free
  • A yacht and apartment in Veracruz
  • Summer house in Spain

Travel

  • Go to NYC
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • Dive in Tanzania
  • Visit (again) California
  • Visit (again) Europe

Knowledge, skills, me

  • To speak French
  • To speak Portuguese
  • To speak Russian
  • To speak German
  • Be a better cook (I’m pretty damn good already)
  • Run 500k by my 30’th birthday (ran 570 instead, yei!)
  • Run 5k under 20′ (already under 22′)
  • Sixpack abs

Superpowers

  • Teleportation

Long Term

  • Move out, move in, move on
  • My own business
  • One child
  • End the quest for balance (The joy is in the quest itself)

Riemann Zeta

You are like the prime numbers
unpredictable turns, unconstrinable
tantalizingly regular, but never the same

I am like the Riemann Zeta function
a rippled curtain of the imagined and real
deeply tied with you in ways incomprehensible

Although strictly speaking,
the Riemann Zeta function coudn’t have
given you herpes.

-xkcd

Fotografía HDR

High Dynamic Range Rendering o HDR es una técnica en la que se aprovecha la información tonal de varias fotografías que han sido tomadas con varios niveles de exposición. Al combinar todas las tomas el resutado es una escena con gran nitidez tanto en zonas oscuras como en las más iluminadas.

La sala de mi depa con una exposición automática y el resultado de procesar 3 fotografías con diferentes exposiciones.

Sin HDR
Depa Paco
Con HDR
Depa Paco en HDR

Escape from self-awarness

Thinking about your own death can make you reach for the cookie jar.

RIP George Carlin

“Hockey comes to mind. People think hockey is a sport. It’s not. Hockey is three activities taking place at the same time: ice skating, fooling around with a puck, and beating the shit out of somebody”.

-George Carlin

I am dumb

There are a few things that are bugging me right now, not in this very moment but in the few last days, you know, the uneasiness, the feeling of waiting something and not knowing what and why, feeling been dragged from one situation to another without been able to control them, and then I suddenly realized that the best thing to do is to let go.

I ran across a wonderful blog by a wonderful person and his words couldn’t be wiser, so here is how it goes…

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m pretty dumb.

I mean, on paper, I look pretty smart. I didn’t have to pay for college thanks to an academic scholarship, but in actuality, the further I progress through life, the more certain I am of my own innate stupidity.

In fact, my stupidity is one of the only things about which I am certain. Everything else, as far as I’m concerned, is subject to change.

There are a few truths that strike me as fairly concrete. They are as follows:

  • Everything is one: separation is an illusion. You are everything and everything is you. Everything contains its opposite – except love.
  • You create your world. If you change your thoughts, you’ll change your world. Everything is a choice – including believing in barriers and limitations.
  • This moment is perfect. Life unfolded exactly as it needed to unfold. Though you came here by choice, it would have been impossible to choose differently given what you (or the people in your life) knew at the time.
  • Nothing real dies.
  • Within every situation is a lesson. The most painful situations often contain the most important lessons. If you keep creating a situation in your life, it is because you need to learn the lesson that the situation is offering.
  • Your relationship with your self is the most important relationship you can have.
  • Practicing acceptance is one of the secrets to happiness. You must accept yourself, others and this moment. The only person you can change is yourself. You can educate, love, help and support other people – but you can’t change other people. Change is a decision that we must make for ourselves. Struggling against this moment has never changed the way things are. Surrender.
  • Each of us was created to observe the universe in our own unique way and to tap into our purpose. There is something that each of us can do better than anyone else that will help mankind.
  • Everything is infinitely beautiful. We look at beauty through a pair of sunglasses. If we could see how beautiful this world was – and everyone within – we would die.

I am also quite certain that these few truths are subject to change.

If I hold these truths too close, I’ll surely only see evidence that supports them. If I hold these truths too far, I will not live by their wisdom. If I hold these truths just close enough, I’ll be guided by their wisdom but open to the insights illuminated by my life journey.

Thnx Dave.

Sistema judicial en Estados Unidos

Años de prisión por:

Fraude millonario: 1 a 3
Homicidio: 15
Cambiar tus calificaciones: 38

Sex drive

I’m, sorry, but the fact that the sexual pleasure center of your cerebral cortex has been over-stimulated by spirochetes is a poor basis for a relationship. Learned that one the hard way.

– Dr. Gregory House

Doctors!

   *** dawg88 has joined #medical
   (dawg88) hi, are all people in this channel doctors?
   (+Reggae) yup.
   (dawg88) i just wanna know how the possibility of a father to inherit a sickle
             cell anaemia gene to his son???
   (+Reggae) humm, does his son has a sister?
   (dawg88) yeah
   (+Reggae) is she hot?!
   (dawg88) fuck you

GoogleEarth crashes X

If GoogleEarth crashes your X environment in linux, just drop the file libGL.so.1 in the program directory and your problems should be fixed.

You can grab the file here: libGL.so.1

Fix works in slackware, suse and ubuntu, haven’t tried others, but should work too.

Enjoy.

Escape

If you like Pina Coladas…
And getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you’d like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
I’m the love that you’ve looked for
write to me and escape

Pregunta

¿En qué momento deja uno de ser inocente y empeza a ser pen$#jo?

Tramps or ladies?

Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don’t are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn’t put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a Lesbian.

Publicidad

– ¿Qué no tenían anuncios en el siglo 21?

– No en los sueños!, Solo en la TV y la radio, en internet, y en las revistas, y en los deportes, en camiones, ah!, y en las cajas de leche, en las camisetas, en los plátanos y las sandías, escritos en el cielo, en los baños, en la mesa del restaurante, pero en los sueños no, eso si no.

Job skills

I’ve narrowed down my carreer choices to prision guard or monkey trainer, the only two skills you need to thrive in the corporate world.

HideTopia

HideTopia is a comprehensive list of free web proxies where you can browse websites usually blocked by your school or work firewall.HideTopia also links to BrowseAnyware, a free, secure, anonymous web proxy. You will be able to browse youtube, flickr, myspace, facebook, hi5 and many others.

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HideTopia también tiene links a BrowseAnyware, un proxy web gratuito, anónimo y seguro.

Dr. Michael Stone’s Evil Scale

The Scale of Evil

Category Criteria
01 Those who kill in self-defense and do not show psychopathic tendencies
02 Jealous lovers who, though egocentric or immature, are not psychopathic
03 Willing companions of killers: aberrant personality — probably impulse-ridden, with antisocial traits
04 Kill in self-defense, but had been extremely provocative towards the victim
05 Traumatized, desperate people who kill abusive relatives and others (like to support a drug habit) but lack significant traits. Genuinely remorseful.
06 Impetuous, hotheaded murderers, yet without marked psychopathic features
07 Highly narcissistic, not distinctly psychopathic people with a psychotic core who kill people close to them (jealousy an underlying motive)
08 Non psychopathic people with smoldering rage who kill when rage is ignited
09 Jealous lovers with psychopathic features
10 Killers of people who were “in the way” or who killed, for example, witnesses (egocentric but not distinctly psychopathic)
11 Psychopathic killers of people “in the way”
12 Power-hungry psychopaths who killed when they were “cornered”
13 Killers with inadequate, rage-filled personalities who “snapped”
14 Ruthlessly self-centered psychopathic schemers
15 Psychopathic “cold-blooded” spree or multiple murders
16 Psychopaths committing multiple vicious acts
17 Sexually perverse serial murderers, torture-murderers (among the males, rape is the primary motive with murder to hide the evidence; Systematic torture is not a primary factor)
18 Torture-murderers with murder the primary motive
19 Psychopaths driven to terrorism, subjugation, intimidation and rape, (short of murder)
20 Torture murderers with torture as the primary motive but in psychotic personalities
21 Psychopaths preoccupied with torture in the extreme, but not known to have committed murder
22 Psychopathic torture-murderers, with torture their primary motive

Oh really? fun nevertheless…

ARIES- El mentiroso (21 Mar – 20 Abr.) Un Aries suele ser directo en sus relaciones personales y es muy buen amigo de sus amigos, aunque a veces pueden ser irritables y herir las sensibilidades de los demás. Los Aries suelen tener una libido sexual alta y aman con gran pasión. Tanto que, a veces, se equivocan en sus primeras relaciones y les cuesta ser fiel o encontrar el amor de su vida. Los Aries son padres entregados y dedicados, dispuestos a hacer todo por el bienestar de sus hijos. No existe madre más protectora de sus hijos en todo el zodiaco. Extrovertido, amable, espontáneo, no puedes andar jugando con este tipo de personas. Chistoso, excelente besador y EXTREMADAMENTE adorable, cree en las relaciones, adictivo y ruidoso.

TAURO- El Vagabundo (21 Abr. – 20 Mayo) Le gustan las relaciones largas, le gusta luchar por lo que quiere. Extremadamente extrovertido, le gusta ayudar a la gente cuando lo necesitan, buena personalidad, buen besador, un poco necio, cuidadoso y son las personas más atractivas de esta tierra.

GEMINIS- Irresistible (21 Mayo – 21 Junio) Lindos. Su amor es único. Les gusta escuchar, muy buenos para ya sabes qué… Buenos amantes, no les gusta pelear pero pueden noquearte si lo quieren, confiable, felices, comunicativos, extrovertidos, SIEMPRE PERDONAN. Tienen una linda sonrisa, generosos y fuertes. EL MÁS IRRESISTIBLE.

CANCER – El lindo (22 Junio- 21 Julio) Asombroso besador. Muy atractivos. El amor es lo más importante. Muy románticos, La persona que siempre cuidara de usted. Nunca conocerá a alguien igual! Eternamente creativo. Extremadamente suertudo y orgulloso de el. Espontáneo. Gran contador de historias. No es un peleador PERO PUEDE LLEGAR a noquearte, si lo sacas de el. Alguien a quien debes aferrarte.

LEO – El león (22 Jul. – > >23 Ago.) Gran comunicador. En sus relaciones personales el leo es abierto, confiado y sincero. Dice lo que piensa, pero siempre es amable. A los leo les cuesta acertar con las personas y muchas veces tienden a confiar demasiado en personas que no se merecen tanta confianza. Les encantan las relaciones sexuales y suelen tener muchas parejas durante su vida. Son sinceros con su pareja mientras dura el amor, y les gusta su hogar, pero no son el signo más fiel del zodiaco. Atractivo y apasionado. Sabe como divertirse. Es muy bueno para casi todo. Gran besador, impredecible, extrovertido, adictivo, Atractivo pero cuidado, no saben lo que quieren. Les gusta andar de Relación en relación, les gusta jugar. Raro de encontrar, bueno cuando lo Hallas.

VIRGO- El que espera (24 Ago. – 23 Septiembre) Dominante en las relaciones. Siempre tienen alguien que los ame. Siempre tienen la última palabra. Cuidadosos, carismáticos, inteligentes, leales, Les gusta hablar. Lo que siempre habías estado buscando, fácil de Complacer y le gusta ser el primero y el único.

LIBRA- El pobre (24 Sep. – 23 Oct.) Agrada a todo el que lo conoce. Su amor es único. Un poco tonto, divertido y dulce. Tiene un encanto único. Es una de las personas más protectoras que conocerás pero que no la querrás nunca de enemigo pues podrías terminar llorando.

SAGITARIO- El promiscuo (23 Nov. – 22 Dic.) Espontáneo, gran carisma, difícil de encontrar pero fabuloso cuando lo encuentran. Le gusta ser generoso, lindos, románticos, no lo quieres de enemigo, es bueno con todas las personas que conoce. Los sagitario son básicamente sinceros y controlados en sus relaciones de pareja, aunque si se les traiciona pueden perder los papeles. Si su relación es estable, son excelentes esposos y padres, aunque rara vez logren suprimir de todo su espíritu aventurero. Necesitan sentirse libres y a veces ponen sus intereses profesionales por delante de los intereses de su pareja.

ESCORPION- El adicto (24 Oct. – 22 Nov.) Ser posesivo es tan natural como respirar. El Escorpio es el símbolo del sexo. Sus sentimientos son intensos. Sus estándares son dobles, puede flirtear, pero a ti ni se te ocurra. Es un ser excepcional. Es fiel a sí mismo. Nadie que esté envuelto sentimentalmente con un Escorpio se mantiene igual, siempre habrá un profundo cambio. Saldrás más consciente de ti mismo, a veces algo asustado, pero mirando la vida de una manera más profunda. No esperes justicia y dulzura. Como se dice, la vida está hecha de luz y oscuridad y sólo el necio cree otra cosa. Y Escorpio no es ningún necio. EXTREMADAMENTE adorable, inteligente, le encanta bromear, predice el futuro, Siempre Consiguen lo que quieren. Atractivos, les gusta estar en relaciones largas, romántico.

CAPRICORNIO- El amante (23 Dic. – 20 Ene) Lindo, ama coquetear, sexy, inteligente, muy sexual, predice el futuro, irresistible. Un loco… Muy bueno para ya sabes qué… Le gusta estar en relaciones largas. Gran conversador, siempre consigue lo que quiere, divertido, le gusta bromear. A veces le cuesta a un Capricornio sentirse feliz en sus relaciones personales. Pueden tender a ser reservados con desconocidos. Es más probable que un Capricornio tenga pocos buenos amigos (hacia los que siente una lealtad absoluta) que muchos amiguetes. A veces les cuestan las relaciones con el sexo opuesto, aunque una vez se enamoran suelen ser fieles y algo celosos.

ACUARIO- Único (21 Ene -19 Feb.) El problema de las acuarios en cuanto a sus relaciones personales se presenta cuando tienden a replegar velas y huir ante un problema. Sienten una gran preocupación por el bien de la humanidad y no comprenden las posturas contrarias a las causas que tanto persiguen. A pesar de tener ciertos secretos, las acuarios no comprenden una falta de integridad o promesas rotas. Forman parte de su lado negativo el sentirse resentidas ante la traición o demostrar un silencio que puede de repente estallar en un gran enfado. No obstante es uno de los signos del zodiaco más receptivo a escuchar otras verdades y a aprender de los demás. Como pez en al agua Confiable, atractivo, buen besador, único en su tipo, le gusta las relaciones a largo plazo, extremadamente enérgico e impredecible. Sobrepasará tus expectativas. No es un luchador pero podría dejarte tirado En el suelo.

PISCIS- El mejor (20 Feb. – 20 Mar) Cuidadoso y noble, inteligente, el centro de atención, gran carisma, tiene la última palabra. Es bueno de hallar pero difícil de conservar. Le gusta viajar muchísimo, extremadamente raro pero en el buen sentido de la palabra. Gran sentido del humor! Analítico. Siempre consigue lo que se propone, le gusta bailar, muy popular, tonto, divertido y dulce.

Cheese Dreams

A 2005 study carried out by the British Cheese Board discovered that when it came to dream types, Stilton cheese seemed to cause odd dreams, with 75% of men and 85% of women experiencing bizarre and vivid dreams after eating a 20g piece of the cheese 30 minutes before going to sleep

Stilton Cheese

Watch out

Every mechanical device fail eventually. The only variables are when and how painful…

Feria de Empleo en China

Para los que decían que en la Ciudad de México somos un CH@%$!NGO

Feria de empleo en China

Calories

Americans will do ANYTHING to lose weight – except eat right and exercise!

Hambre y desnutrición

Kevin Carter - Pulitzer 1994

Foto ganadora al premio Pulitzer 1994, tomada por Kevin Carter en 1993 durante la hambruna en Sudán.

La fotografía muestra una niña arrastrándose hacia un campo de apoyo alimentario de la ONU localizado a un kilómetro de distancia.

En segundo plano se observa un buitre esperando que la niña muera para poder devorarla.

Ayuda a acabar con el hambre en el mundo:

Latas de porcelana

Juego de lata elaboradas en cerámica con motivos tradicionales chinos

Latas de porcelana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lei Xue
Tee trinken, 2007
Porzellan, handbemalt

Volvo en un Minuto – Performance

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Survival of the fittest

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the “loser,” and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to

M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc.,
Hackettstown, NJ
17840-1503
U.S.A.,

along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.”

English

In the UK the Daily Telegraph, a right wing newspaper quoted someone as calling someone else a “F*cking Nigger”. The Guardian, a left wing paper, said that they should have written it as as “Fucking N**ger”

See, that’s just the problem with English language… Not enough swear words

Yo tuve un hermano

Yo tuve un hermano
no nos vimos nunca
pero no importaba.

Yo tuve un hermano
que iba por los montes
mientras yo dormía.

Lo quise a mi modo
le tomé su voz
libre como el agua.

Camine de a ratos
cerca de su sombra
no nos vimos nunca
pero no importaba.

Mi hermano despierto
mientras yo dormía.
Mi hermano mostrándome
detrás de la noche
su estrella elegida.

Julio Cortázar

This hits home

ONE
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE
Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR
When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

FIVE
When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.

SIX
Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN
Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT
Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

NINE
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely….

TEN
In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN
Don’t judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE
Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN
When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”

FOURTEEN
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk..

FIFTEEN
Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson

SEVENTEEN
Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE
Spend some time alone….

Point of view

I don’t mind people hitting on me, only ugly people hitting on me.

Blackness

I’m sick of this, a lot of black people in america think everyone is against them, I’m absolutely sick of this, let’s get this straight.

A black person can go on TV and call someone a “white boy” or a “fucking white boy” and that would be funny, but if a white person, mexican or asian or anything else goes on TV saying “black boy” there will be chaos, LA will riot, CNN headlines all over the place, president Bush will address the nation.

Believe me, i’m sick of this.

Nueva forma de estafa!

No se cuantos de ustedes tengan la costumbre de ir de compras a CHEDRAUI,
pero quiero pasarles una información de suma importancia.

Me tomo la libertad de hacerles saber y a la vez advertirles de algo que me
sucedió recientemente, ya que fui victima de una astuta estafa cuando fui de
compras. Esto me sucedió en CHEDRAUI, y les puede suceder a ustedes también.
Así es como llevan a cabo esta estafa: Primero llegan dos chavas serias pero
muy guapas de alrededor de 18 años, se acercan a uno (hombres solos por supuesto),
cuando estas subiendo las bolsas de las compras que hiciste. Luego las dos
empiezan a limpiarte el parabrisas de tal manera que casi se les salen los
senos de sus pequeñas y ajustadas blusas, además de que traen puestos unos
diminutos shorts de mezclilla, claro es imposible no quedarte viendo sus escotes
y sus bien torneados muslos.

Después, cuando te acercas a ellas para darles las gracias y ofrecerles una propina,
te dicen “NO” gracias, pero te piden a cambio un aventón a otro CHEDRAUI, uno
acepta por cortesía claro, y ellas se suben al asiento trasero de tu auto.
Ya en camino, ellas empiezan a juguetear entre ellas, se besan, se acarician
provocativamente, y comienzan a tener sexo oral entre ellas dos, después una de
ellas se pasa al asiento delantero y te empieza a dar sexo oral,
mientras la otra te roba la cartera.

……….A mi me sucedió el pasado sábado,
tres veces el domingo, una el lunes, dos veces el martes, seguro hoy miércoles
y a huevo mañana….

Answers to the most asked questions

  • I can’t tell you that
  • No way
  • Pizza
  • Blue
  • I don’t do that
  • Mexican
  • Big
  • Maybe
  • Hot
  • Yes
  • 23
  • Fuck yes!

De la resistencia civil pacífica

[Comentario obscenamente plagiado de un gran blog]

El día de hoy, en conocido, izquierdoso y poco objetivo diario de este país, apareció un artículo criticando el actuar de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal.

La razón de la crítica, según exponen, es el hecho que la Comisión basó su actuar en denuncias ciudadanas que, acorde a semejante diario, espetaban en sus escritos:

“Estoy muy molesto. El tal Andrés Manuel López Obrador y sus seguidores (¿o pagados?) cierran una avenida sin importarles lo que suframos los demás. Sería bueno entonces que paguen la tenencia de mi auto para que tengan el mismo derecho de uso de calle. Creo que lo mejor sería que hicieran algo de provecho como trabajar en lugar de hacer fritangas para aumentar su ya deplorable figura”.

Otra denuncia exponía: “¿Dónde está el trato justo por parte de los servidores públicos, cuando nos tiene sitiados por puros muertos de hambre? Ya que estará de acuerdo que esos (los manifestantes) no son pobres, son pelafustanes, mafiosos y ladrones que subsisten a la sombra de la ilegalidad”.

Respecto de lo anterior, 2 consideraciones que estimo pertinentes:

1. ¿Por el sólo hecho de tildarlos con tales adjetivos, las denuncias pierden, inmediatamente, toda validez? ¿No perdieron, entonces, legitimidad los -entonces- manifestantes que, al vernos pasar, nos gritaban cosas como “pinches panistas vende-patrias, catrines de mierda, se visten de lujo con el dinero que le roban al pueblo“? Me pregunto yo, ¿qué es el pueblo?

y 2. Aunque considero que los ciudadanos que emitieron dichas quejas tienen justa razón de expresarse así (finalmente, yo también padecí el bloqueo de Reforma, ya que de la Condesa (donde vivo) a las Lomas (donde antes trabajaba) el tiempo de recorrido, en ese entonces, pasó de 40 minutos a 3 horas), no es correcto espetar tales comentarios.

Precisamente, lo que nos diferencia de los “nacos”, “pelafustanes”, “mafiosos” de “fritanga de deplorable figura”, es la clase y la educación. Y la clase y la educación nos enseña a no exteriorizar tales comentarios, aunque (i) tengamos razón, y (ii) la gente sea así.

Aún así, refrendo mi total oposición al “Peje”, al closetero Ebrard y a todo el séquito de populistas y analfabetas funcionales que comprenden su movimiento.

rodriguete.hi5.com

Personality Test

Advanced Global Personality Test Results

Extraversion |||||| 30%
Stability |||||||||||||||| 63%
Orderliness |||||||||||||| 53%
Accommodation || 10%
Interdependence || 10%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 70%
Mystical |||||||||| 36%
Artistic |||||||||||| 50%
Religious |||| 16%
Hedonism |||||||||||||| 56%
Materialism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 50%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 63%
Romantic |||||||||||| 43%
Avoidant |||||||||||||||| 70%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Wealth |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Dependency || 10%
Change averse |||||||||| 36%
Cautiousness |||||||||| 36%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Peter pan complex |||| 16%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||||||||||| 84%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 50%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 70%
Vanity |||||||||||||||| 63%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||| 56%
Indie |||||||||||||||| 65%


Stability
results were moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were medium which suggests you are moderately organized, hard working, and reliable while still remaining flexible, efficient, and fun.


Extraversion
results were low which suggests you are very reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.


Trait snapshot:

introverted, secretive, reclusive, tough, non social, observer, fearless, solitary, libertarian, detached, does not like to lead, outsider, abides the rules, mind over heart, good at saving money, does not like to stand out, does not make friends easily, self sufficient, not aggressive, likes the unknown, unconcerned with external opinion, strong, abstract, independent, very intellectual, analytical, high self control

Must haves, Must knows

A quick list of things you need to get in order to be worthy of being called a person, or to say the least, a human beign

  • A life
  • Some dignity
  • Self respect
  • A clue
  • Common sense
  • Common sense
  • Common sense

And a few things you need to know too

  • Being special doesn’t mean to be unique
  • World doesn’t revolve around anyone, including you, remember, special isn’t unique
  • Thinking should have priority over speaking
  • There’s no UNDO button for what you say
  • There’s no UNDO button for what you do
  • You can’t think with somebody elses brains, no matter how smart you are
  • You can be wrong too, and it’s OK
  • Life is a classroom, but you are not the teacher
  • No cold turkey phonecalls on sunday night just to bitch about anything
  • To open a conversation, “Hello, how are you?” or “Hello, is everything OK?” is a million times better than a “Why did you”
  • Two million times better if it the conversation takes place at 11pm on a weekday over the phone and your party has guests

PacMan’s Skull

Pacman Skull

Here, artist Le Gentil Garçon collaborated with palaeontologist François Escuillié to create this resin vision of Pac-Man’s skull, which was based off human and predatory animals. Points out the obvious: Popping pellets requires big chompers and strong bones.

Just drink water

SIMPLE WAY TO BEAT URINE TESTS — JUST DRINK WATER

Report from American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor, Vol. 6, Issue 3, March 1994

Workplace drug testing programs can be foiled by adulterating the specimen, and the adulterants can be added inside or outside of the body. Last summer it became apparent that many peole were cheating by adding solutions of concentrated glutaraldehyde (Urinaid) to their voided sample. New data, presented in February at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), suggests that there is a simpler way to foil urine screening tests: drink lots of water.

Dr. Edward Cone of the Addiction Research Center (ARC) in Baltimore, described the results of a study he had undertaken at the request of Donna Smith, Acting Director of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Drug Enforcement. Smith was concerned that advertising claims for some herbal teas and “internal cleansing” agents might actually be true. Cone was at first skeptical, but, as he reported at the AAFS meeting, the study was a “sleeper.”

Cone set up a series of experiments designed to assess the effect of various measures on “in vivo adulteration.” Two of the most popular “teas” were chosen for study; Naturally Klean Herbal Tea” and “Golden Seal” root capsules. Healthy drug-free volunteers with a history of recent drug use were recruited for the study. They were housed in a closed ward for six weeks. The participants were tested under a number of different protocols during that six week period.

At 9:00 AM on the morning of Day One the study subjects smoked a standardized marijuana cigarette (3.58% THC). On Day Three they snorted 40 mg of cocaine. Twenty three hours after each drug was given, they drank one of the following combinations: (1) “Naturally Klean Herbal Tea” in one gallon of water, (2) one gallon of water without any “cleansing agent” (3) one gallon of water with 50 mg of hydrochlorothiadize (a diuretic), (4) four “Golden Seal” capsules and one gallon of water, or (5) twelve ounces of water. Each participant was tested under each protocol and all of the urine was collected.

The urine specimens were then tested by EMIT II assay for cannabinoids at a 50 ng / ml cutoff, and cocaine at a 300 ng / ml cutoff. Specific gravity and creatinine content was measured for each sample, and the two indicators were found to co-vary almost identically. Just drinking 12 ounces of water was enough to cause a significant decrease in both specific gravity and creatinine, but not enough to cause a negative test response. For example, urine cannabinoids levels which were higher than 10,000 ng / ml dropped to the low 100’s after drinking 12 ounces of water. After drinking a gallon of water, with or without one of the “cleansing agents” added, it only took an hour for the specific gravity to drop to less than 1.005.

When one gallon of water was drunk, not only did specific gravity fall to very low levels (creatinine<20, and specific gravity <1.003), but the marijuana assay turned negative and stayed that way, even after specific gravity levels had returned to normal! The cocaine tests turned negative for a few hours, but then turned positive again. The same results were observed whether or not tea was used, however, when diuretics were given, the test for both cannabinoids and cocaine turned negative and stayed that way.

Cone concluded that “drug test outcome is highly susceptible to water dilution; and the effects of dilution are reflected concurrently in creatinine and specific gravity measures.”

COMMENT: This observation will cause some consternation in the drug testing community, and create more problems than glutaraldehyde and Urinaid adulteration did. It is not that difficult to develop detection strategies for chemicals like glutaraldehyde. That may explain why the practice is already starting to disappear, but setting standards for dilution will be much more difficult. Eventually, it may be necessary to measure drug / creatinine ratios to rule out dilution. Since tests may remain negative even after the specific gravity returns toward normal, it appears that low specific gravities cannot be relied upn to reveal “adulterated” specimens.

Costo de la guerra en Irak

Para septiembre de 2007, la guerra en Irak habrá costado aproximadamente $456,000 Millones de dólares, con ese costo…

De acuerdo al Banco Mundial, $54,000 millones al año podrían eliminar la hambruna y desnutrición de manera global para el año 2015, mientras que $30,000 millones podrían proporcionar un año de educación primaria a cada niño en la tierra.

Por otra parte esos $450,000 millones podrían haber alimentado y educado a los más pobres del planeta por cinco años y medio.

Wear Suscreen (ITESM Version)

Célebre discurso el día de la graduación en el ITESM CCV, generación 1996-2000 por Manuel Ruíz

29 de Noviembre, 2000

Estimados graduados, honorables autoridades y benefactores del Instituto, distinguidos invitados, padres de familia, amigos y colegas.

Como es obvio, es un honor para mí dirigir estas palabras a este grupo especial de alumnos que hoy se gradúa de nuestra institución. Hoy me siento como el maestro Próspero del Ariel de José Enrique Rodó. Afortunadamente para Uds., seré mucho más breve que él.

La Misión del Tec es noble: “Formar personas comprometidas con el desarrollo de sus comunidades, en lo social, lo económico y lo político, y que sean competitivas internacionalmente en su área de especialización�. Hoy celebramos el cumplimiento de esta Misión al certificar que Uds. han sido formados con las habilidades, actitudes y valores necesarios para emprender este compromiso, lo cual nos llena de alegría.

Muchos expertos concuerdan en que vivimos tiempos singularmente especiales. En materia económica, se estima que experimentamos la más grande transformación en la historia de la humanidad, el llamado meta-capitalismo, que traerá crecimiento y prosperidad sin precedentes. La tecnología promete mejorar cada vez más nuestra calidad de vida con prodigiosos inventos de nanotecnología, biogenética, comunicaciones, injertos cibernéticos, realidades virtuales, etc. En materia política, son cada vez más los países que adoptan gobiernos democráticos y declinan muchas dictaduras. En materia social, se avanza en contra de la discriminación, la iniquidad y la injusticia.

México no es ajeno a estos cambios. El nacimiento de la vida democrática en nuestro país es digno de júbilo. El progreso económico se cimienta. Muchas son las oportunidades y también los retos. Sin duda los problemas de nuestro país son graves, pero tenemos la firme confianza de que Uds. pronto se unirán con entusiasmo y dedicación a los esfuerzos existentes para resolverlos.

Me voy permitir darles algunos consejos (algunos falsamente atribuidos a Kurt Vonnegut):

Usen protector solar. Los beneficios a largo plazo de su uso han sido probados científicamente, mientras que el resto de mis consejos no tiene más base que mis experiencias.

Gocen el poder y belleza de su juventud.

Canten.

Bailen.

No se preocupen por el futuro. No le tengan miedo al cambio, ni a la complejidad. De vez en cuando hagan algo que normalmente les da miedo. No es malo equivocarse, es fatal no intentar.

No se sientan culpables si no saben qué hacer con sus vidas. Tienen todo lo necesario para tener éxito. No lo limiten a cosas materiales, también necesitamos construir el meta-humanismo.

Honren a sus padres y a su familia. Amen a su patria. Sean felices y hagan el bien. Cuiden el medio ambiente. Participen en el gobierno de su ciudad, de su Estado y de su país.

Tomen un momento para recordar ahora los momentos que compartimos durante su educación. Recuerden las inscripciones, los exámenes, tesorería, los intercampus, las obras de teatro, los partidos de basket y de futbol, la sonrisa de Don Lázaro, los regaños de Gloria, conversar con Pech y con Armando, las réplicas de Learning Space, la primera vez que tuvieron que dormir en el Laboratorio de Redes, la comida de la cafetería, su proyecto de Emprendedores, los congresos, a sus compañeros, y una que otra fiesta. Y cuando en el futuro sientan nostalgia por los años que pasaron en este campus, no duden en regresar a visitarnos.

Más que nada, no dejen de aprender.

En Uds. se plasma la trascendencia del trabajo del personal del Instituto. Por eso es que hoy nos da placer felicitarlos en este evento tan importante en sus vidas (y en las nuestras). Estamos muy orgullosos de Uds. Les deseamos vidas largas y prósperas. Felicidades.

Wear Sunscreen

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