“It’s been said that history is written by the winners but Laura Miller writes in Salon about a counterexample as she reviews a new version of Lord of the Rings. The Last Ring-bearer was published to acclaim in Russia by Kirill Yeskov, a paleontologist whose job is reconstructing long-extinct organisms and their way of life. Yeskov performs essentially the same feat in his book. The Last Ring-bearer is set during and after the end of the War of the Ring and told from the perspective of the losers. In Yeskov’s retelling, available in translation as a free download, the wizard Gandalf is a war-monger intent on crushing the scientific and technological initiative of Mordor and its southern allies because science ‘destroys the harmony of the world and dries up the souls of men’ and Aragorn is depicted by Yeskov as a ruthless Machiavellian schemer who is ultimately the puppet of his wife, the elf Arwen. Sauron’s citadel Barad-dur is, by contrast, described as ‘that amazing city of alchemists and poets, mechanics and astronomers, philosophers and physicians, the heart of the only civilization in Middle-earth to bet on rational knowledge and bravely pitch its barely adolescent technology against ancient magic.’”
When the revolution that began in Tunisia spilled into Egypt, Ghonim anonymously posted a note to the Facebook page calling on Egyptians to make January 25th a day of protest. “Jan. 25″ quickly became the Twitter hashtag of the revolution. But the protests didn’t end that day; they continued the next day, and the next.
Bill Gates talks about it, Jon Stewart is baffled how one-sided arguments go and to finish it off, Michael Moore speeches in Madison.
No money for education, but also no taxes..? Sounds like a no-brainer?
Egypt, Vrouwendag, Guantanamo, etc… hulp-organisaties zouden een uitweg kunnen zijn tegenover oa. niet-werkende UN-organisaties. Echter:
Dit soort schandalen zijn killing voor de dan nodige toekomstige steun. Belangrijker nog, killing (letterlijk) voor sommige van de hulpbehoevenden!
Geloofwaardig professioneel management heeft geen Golden Parashutes.
Look at the record, says Chomsky: Obama is in many cases worse than George Bush and Tony Blair — on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, Egypt — and would be indicted for war crimes if the Nuremburg principles were applied.
“The reason this topic has been so long in coming is because we’ve been waiting for the industry to provide us with a good topical example of a well-done female character. Unfortunately, nothing really helpful has come out.(via)”
Since after the 23 metre waves that hit Japan, the last part of the 2011 Quake serie seems more likely… next stop West Coast North America?
The following film has the horror scenario spelled out for the other side (East Coast)..
A nice example how power of a shopkeeper goes over the will of the city inhabitants. More importantly, city counsil shows amazing disrespect for its role to listen to what the citizens want. Shops you can get anywhere, especially if they are already there.. why kill your city space and little green for it?