Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The international lie about rising food prices due to "weather conditions"

...getting a headache of reading headlines about rising food prices due to "weather conditions" in German, UK as well as Brazilian news.

Lies. And lies. And lies.

The reality: Gambling banks, hedge and pension funds spike global food prices: “The World Development Movement blames banks, hedge and pension funds for betting and gambling on food commodities and forcing the price of basic food items to soar causing global hunger and poverty to increase.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Elections in Brazil: The candidates* idea of reducing rubbish on the streets

Close to post-election here in BR: One of the goals promised:


That doesn t seem to include leaflets for tonight s election I suppose.


Monday, 1 October 2012

The sea

“Mr. Hoshino?” Nakata said, breaking the silence. 
“What is it?” 
“The sea is a really nice thing, isn’t it?” 
“Yeah, it is. Makes you feel calm.” 
“Why is that?” 
“Probably ’cause it’s so big, with nothing on it,” Hoshino said, pointing. “You wouldn’t feel so calm if there was a 7-Eleven over there, or a Seyiu department store, would you? Or a pachinko place over there, or a Yoshikawa pawnshop? But as far as the eye can see there’s nothing – which is pretty darn nice.”

(Kafka on the Shore)