dissabte, de desembre 31, 2011

Otro video, muy bueno. Por fin alguien casó exitosamente las palabras "Michael Jackson" y "Racist"

Videos provocativos del año: Is Tropical "The Greeks"

Doncs sí...

http://www.elpuntavui.cat/noticia/article/7-vista/8-articles/490992-lany-que-ens-vam-indignar.html



L'any que ens vam indignar

Deixem enrere l'any de les revoltes, les àrabs, és clar, però sobretot la dels “indignats”, que és la més pròxima i la que ens ha interpel·lat directament

Disposem de recursos tècnics que ens permeten detectar en l'aire de Riudarenes partícules d'un perfum abocat quinze dies abans damunt d'un mocador a Xangai o localitzar, entre les bardisses de Viladrau, restes d'un pesticida escampat a la més remota de les ciutats siberianes. Diuen, a més, que la distància entre dues persones desconegudes, situades a qualsevol indret del planeta, és, a tot estirar, de quatre o cinc individus. Qui pot negar, doncs, que el món s'ha encongit i que ara les notícies que omplen les pàgines més estrictament locals contenen sempre aspectes que transcendeixen els límits de la seva geografia? No hi ha refugi per mantenir-se a resguard de les obsessions o de les esclavituds de l'Obama o de la Merkel. No hauria de sorprendre, doncs, que una humil crònica comarcal coincideixi amb la revista Time a l'hora d'evocar l'adveniment dels “indignats” com a fenomen de l'any. De la mateixa manera que aquí podem rememorar el 2010 per aquell dia de juliol en què sota un sol aclaparador una multitud efervescent de catalans emprenyats va cridar independència, haurem de recordar el 2011 com l'any de les revoltes. Les àrabs, és clar, però sobretot la dels “indignats”, que és la més pròxima i la que ens ha interpel·lat més directament. Aquell impuls de plantar-se a les places i proposar un món alternatiu, té un origen similar a la dels emprenyats del 2010: la percepció ardent de la injustícia i la ineptitud dels canals formals per oposar-s'hi. I els dèficits democràtics, i la constatació que el sistema està viciat i que existeixen complicitats polítiques, econòmiques i mediàtiques que el condicionen.
Si la submissió de la voluntat democràtica a les dèries d'un tribunal decrèpit va enervar la consciència col·lectiva d'aquest país, les humiliants conseqüències de la crisi i la genuflexió dels interessos generals davant dels poders econòmics que l'han provocat van saturar els ànims, i gràcies a internet i a les noves possibilitats comunicatives, aquí, a Atenes o a Wall Street, les places es van omplir d'indignació. Es veu que a les nostres societats la lobotomia no ha estat absoluta, que encara hi ha indicis de vida. Les perspectives ombrívoles que ho expliquen no han fet res més que agreujar-se. La frustració quotidiana en un món que desborda estímuls, la precarietat i l'explotació laborals, les irritants desigualtats i la incapacitat política de resoldre-ho, en aquesta amarga era de les retallades no paren d'augmentar, per tant, no cal una gran perspicàcia per entendre que el fenomen de la indignació té futur.
És l'única bona notícia que podem anunciar. I no només perquè és agradable sentir de nou invocacions a la justícia social i a la solidaritat, sinó perquè les raons de la crisi, les desregulacions, les polítiques econòmiques i fiscals que l'han desencadenat, són perfectament identificables i fins que no ens vegin suficientment indignats (i també perillosament), no les modificaran.
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Class warfare

A bailarssss, b*tchez!

diumenge, de desembre 25, 2011

dissabte, de desembre 24, 2011

No, I disagree...

Barra: China to top medals tables at London Games

LONDON (AP)—An Italian sports official who projects Olympic medals results predicts that China will top the overall and gold medal count ahead of the U.S. and Russia at the London Games.
Luciano Barra issued his final medal projection Wednesday based on results at the most recent world championships of Olympic sports.
Barra, a former senior member of the Italian Olympic Committee, has China winning 103 total medals—43 gold, 31 silver and 29 bronze.
He predicts the U.S. will finish second with 82 medals—35 gold, 19 silver and 28 bronze. He has Russia third with 76 overall— 30, 22 and 24.
At the 2008 Beijing Games, China topped the gold medal table with 51. The U.S. was second with 36 gold but had more overall with 110 medals, 10 more than China.

dilluns, de desembre 19, 2011

La quiero ver

http://mg.co.za/article/2011-12-16-the-artist-tops-golden-globes-nominations/


'The Artist' tops Golden Globes nominations

MICHAEL THURSTON LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - Dec 16 2011 10:47


French-directed silent film The Artist, a tribute to the pre-"talkies" era, won six Golden Globe nominations on Thursday to lead the field as Hollywood gears up for its annual awards season.

Tied for second were The Help, about black servants in the pre-civil rights era US south, and The Descendants starring George Clooney, both nominated in five categories for the Globes, to be presented next month.

Other "A" listers nominated included Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep -- and even Elton John and Madonna, in what one commentator said showed the Globes organisers' desire to get celebrities on the red carpet.

But The Artist was the big winner, triggering elation from its French director Michel Hazanavicius.

"I feel like I have a big, stupid smile on my face. I made this movie out of desire, and never expected this sort of response," he told the Hollywood Reporter.

The Golden Globe winners will be announced on January 15, in a show hosted for a third time by provocative British comic Ricky Gervais, invited back despite allegedly ruffling feathers at last year's show.

The Artist was nominated for categories including best comedy or music film, best comedy or music actor for Jean Dujardin, best director, and best supporting actress -- for Hazanavicius's wife Berenice Bejo.

The movie -- which tells the story of silent film star George Valentin (Dujardin) whose career is torpedoed by the arrival of speech -- had already generated buzz after winning best film and best director at the New York Film Critics Circle two weeks ago.




diumenge, de desembre 18, 2011

Exposición de la Virgen de la Guadalupe en el Museo Nacional de San Carlos




Predicciones para Londres 2012

Basándome en la tabla abajo consignada, creo que EEUU ganará los juegos de Londres 2012, pero no por mucho. EEUU siempre mejora en el año olímpico los resultados del año anterior, hasta un 30%. China ya no tiene la ventaja de local, pero al parecer las autoridades chinas siguen invirtiendo cantidades ilimitadas en el deporte, por lo que no ha decaido casi nada en 4 años. Gran Bretaña se acercará mucho a Rusia, por lo que el Top 4 estará espectacularmente lejos del resto de los países del tablero. Por Latinoamérica parace que Brasil superará a Cuba como la gran potencia regional.

Estados Unidos                   OROS: 40-45, TOTAL: 105
República Popular China    OROS: 35-40, TOTAL: 100
Federación Rusa                 OROS: 25-30, TOTAL: 75
Gran Bretaña                       OROS: 25-28, TOTAL: 70
Australia                              OROS: 13-15, TOTAL: 40
Japón                                    OROS: 13-15, TOTAL: 40




El deporte en 2011. Camino a Londres

Hoy se entregaron las medallas faltantes correspondientes a las disciplinas que entregarán medallas en los juegos de Londres. Cabe aclarar que el tenis y el taekwondo en realidad no tienen referentes en las campeonatos mundiales, toda vez que sus finales olímpicas son de formato especial. Entonces, con las debidas reservas, el tablero de medallas de 2011 quedó así:
 
USA 38 20 25 83
CHN 37 31 27 95
RUS 30 23 23 75
AUS 15 13 6 34
JPN 14 12 13 39
GBR 13 29 16 57
GER 13 18 16 45
FRA 12 10 17 39
ITA 11 8 13 32
KOR 8 5 12 26
KEN 7 6 4 17
IRI 7 3 2 12
NZL 6 6 8 20
BRA 6 4 7 17
UKR 6 3 11 20
NED 5 7 7 19
BLR 5 5 7 17
HUN 5 5 6 16
AZE 5 4 5 14
CAN 4 8 4 16
GRE 4 1 3 8
POL 2 8 3 13
KAZ 2 7 7 16
CUB 2 3 6 11
ESP 2 1 12 15
SVK 2 1 2 5
BUL 2 1 1 4
NOR 2 1 1 4
AUT 2 0 0 2
TUR 1 5 4 10
SWE 1 3 3 7
SRB 1 3 1 5
DEN 1 2 2 5
CZE 1 1 3 5
BEL 1 1 2 4
ISR 1 1 1 3
THA 1 1 1 3
TPE 1 1 1 3
ROM 1 0 6 7
ETH 1 0 4 5
UZB 1 0 4 5
COL 1 0 2 3
SLO 1 0 2 3
IRE 1 0 1 2
ARG 1 0 0 1
BOT 1 0 0 1
CHI 1 0 0 1
GRN 1 0 0 1
CRO 0 2 5 7
GEO 0 2 4 6
RSA 0 2 3 5
PUR 0 2 0 2
IND 0 1 3 4
LTU 0 1 3 4
SUI 0 1 3 4
DOM 0 1 1 2
LAT 0 1 1 2
PRK 0 1 1 2
EST 0 1 0 1
KSA 0 1 0 1
MAS 0 1 0 1
MNE 0 1 0 1
SUD 0 1 0 1
TUN 0 1 0 1
INA 0 0 3 3
MEX 0 0 3 3
EGY 0 0 2 2
FIN 0 0 2 2
MGL 0 0 2 2
SKN 0 0 2 2
ARM 0 0 1 1
BAH 0 0 1 1
CYP 0 0 1 1
MDA 0 0 1 1
TRI 0 0 1 1
VIE 0 0 1 1
ZIM 0 0 1 1








 

La verdad es que sí estuvo retechido...

PyeongChang 2018

Se fue Césaria Evora...

dimarts, de desembre 13, 2011

Me gusta Smetana

No, bueno, ya no soy fan del Canadá.... :-(


http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/13/canada-condemned-kyoto-climate-treaty


Canada condemned at home and abroad for pulling out of Kyoto treaty

China calls Canada's decision 'preposterous', while Greenpeace says the country is protecting polluters instead of people
Peter Kent
The Canadian environment minister, Peter Kent, said meeting the country's Kyoto treaty obligations would cost each family $1,600. Photograph: Fred Chartrand/AP
Canada has been condemned at home and abroad as "irresponsible" and "reckless" for pulling out of the Kyoto climate treaty, just a day after committing to a future legally binding deal at a major UN climate summit.
"I regret Canada's withdrawal and am surprised over its timing," said the UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. "Canada has a moral obligation to itself and future generations to lead in the global effort." China, which agreed for the first time to legal limits on its emissions at the summit in Durban, denounced Canada's decision as "preposterous" in its state media and called it "an excuse to shirk responsibility" in tackling global warming.
The domestic reaction was equally fierce with the announcement by Canada's environment minister, Peter Kent, described as "shameful" and "a total abdication of our responsibilities". Under the Kyoto protocol, Canada was committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 6% by 2012, compared to its 1990 levels. But its actual emissions have risen by over 30%, making failure inevitable. Canada's inaction was blamed by some on its desire to protect the lucrative but highly polluting exploitation of tar sands, the second biggest oil reserve in the world.
Kent claimed that Canada would have to pay billions to meet its Kyoto target in 2012: "To meet the targets would be the equivalent of … the transfer of CAN$14bn [£8.7bn] from Canadian taxpayers to other countries – the equivalent of $1,600 from every Canadian family – with no impact on emissions or the environment." He was referring to the cost of buying carbon emission permits (AAUs) from other countries to compensate for Canada's huge overshooting of its target.
But China dismissed Kent's claim that emission cuts damage economies as a "fallacy". A UK government spokesman said: "It's true that taking action to reduce emissions requires substantial financial investment but it is far less expensive than the cost of inaction." Canada's decision was "deeply regrettable", he added.
Figueres said other Kyoto protocol members such as Australia and the EU had been investing in a green and sustainable future and Canada's rising carbon emissions put it in a "weaker position" to demand carbon limits on fast-growing countries such as China and India. In Durban all countries, including China, India, Canada and the US, agreed for the first time to be legally bound to cut carbon, although Canada was given the"colossal fossil" award by campaign groups in Durban for its "reckless arrogance".
Warren Mabee, director of the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in Ontario, said: "Our economy is becoming ever more dependent upon the riches of the oil sands and other energy products. Ultimately, either we'll run out [of these fossil fuels] or the world will decide that it doesn't want them any more. The latter option is much more likely."
The Canadian government has been lobbying hard against international restrictions on its tar sands fuels, which result in much greater carbon emissions than conventional crudes. The Guardian revealed in November that the UK government had given Canada secret diplomatic help to block proposed European penalties on tar sands.
"The Harper government is more concerned about protecting polluters than people," said Greenpeace Canada's Mike Hudema. Pulling out of Kyoto was "a total abdication of our responsibilities", said Hannah McKinnon of Climate Action Network Canada. "Canada gave its word to the world and Canada broke its word," said the columnist John Ibbitson in Canada's Globe and Mail. "No one should feel anything other than ashamed."
Japan, which like Canada had said it would not sign up to an extension of the Kyoto protocol, still condemned Canada's withdrawal from the existing protocol as "disappointing". China's foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said: "It flies in the face of the efforts of the international community for Canada to leave the Kyoto protocol at a time when the Durban meeting made important progress by securing a second phase of commitment."
An official in India said Canada's decision could jeopardise any gains made at the Durban meeting. The climate official Ian Fry, from the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, one of those most at risk from rising sea levels, said: "It's an act of sabotage on our future, a reckless and totally irresponsible act."
Canada is within its rights to withdraw from the Kyoto protocol, according to the lawyer Josh Roberts, at the environmental law organisationClientEarth. He pointed out that article 27 of the protocol allows any country to withdraw three years after the protocol is in force, a deadline that has passed.
Roberts said the get-out clause was fairly standard in international treaties, but was scarcely ever used. "Countries can trigger these release clauses, but it happens very rarely. For example, Japan, Norway and Iceland all left the International Whaling Commission's treaty, but such moves are rare."
In short, Robert said: "The Kyoto protocol has very few teeth beyond international diplomatic censure." But the UK's secretary of state for energy and climate change, Chris Huhne, said: "They are still bound by what was agreed in Durban. They are still part of working towards a legal outcome in 2015."

Britney en el monumento xD

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