Thursday, 29 November 2007

Why should Turkey join EU?

Turkey should join the EU because it needs the EU just as we need Turkey.

There are some issues that need to be revised definitely in order to fit with basic ideas that EU countries share, but those should be no excuse for refusing such a precious and life-changing union as this could be.

It seams a wasted opportunity snubbing neighbours that any how are there next to us.

For Turkey it would be good not only for economic reasons, but also for its society to be better understood by a European society, which all too often at present generalise, basing stereotyped images, also caused by excessive terrorism witch-hunt portraying all too often the Asian-looking, Muslim.

For Europe Turkey's union would catalyze the breakthrough of ignorance-armed walls now ethically separating the “western” reality” to the eastern.

It is important to finally release the potential of Europe’s philosophies and ideals of respect, progress and collaboration amongst so many different populations, to flow also through Turkey for a richer and greater Europe.

For each country in the EU to become personally involved with Turkey, creating an informal bond within the curtains of Europe, I believe this would strengthen individual cultural origins for each country yet easing tensions and fears arising from those separately rooted basic cultural principles which contrast so much between western and eastern cultures.

The feared side effect of Globalisation would probably be reversed as entering a different culture to that group of countries, all with such different origins, but all so united by that western identity, that this solidified impression would be dissolved by the membership of an eastern country. EU would no longer be western conglomerate but EU, within the middle; where it always has been. Individual cultures would regain strength and diversity as well as acceptance.

Feared culture amalgamation and dilution would reverse once EU would each itself from that set western elite union, opening towards eastern grounds and countries will revive each individual cultural identity within a new EU entity.

Turkey’s entrance would permanently change the meaning of “western” and “eastern” dissolving the geographical concept of EU.

Like a huge invisible gate, unions like this could give way to something stronger, more peaceful and rich in knowledge and essence than ever.

Ultimately one day we might see, through the gradual unification of nations, a legally and officially collaborative and supportive planet of countries, not teams of off-limit boundaries.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

South Park frightfully reflects a not so blured immage.

Hypocrisy is inflating western societies like words filled with Hydrogen gas.

Unions ‘protect’ their workers, but some how many seam to have suffered from paralysis of outstretched arms begging for more.

Yes, begging.

Because this is what begging is: Doing nothing asking for money [more].

Politics is not the problem perhaps as is the need for realism.

Life has become virtualised, with each individual life accustomed with the world spinning round us thanks to wireless internet, and other e-gadgets.

Not only is the value of products exceeding the intrinsic value to dangerously thin stretches, now I walk around and see Jaguars parked outside prefabricated houses, in which people sink into debt whilst shopping on wireless internet, working shrinking hours, and have more rights than a fish has to swim.

Environmental crisis is the latest fad on everyone’s mouth, recycling more and more [literally].

Democracy has become itself a brand to be marketed. See Bhutto and the crocodile tears flowing, while certain puppeteers are still flapping strings stuck to their invisible hands.

Drowning between Left and Right in a sea caled reality.

Left and right in Politics?

While Communism and fascism mostly seam to be extreme interpretations of political expression, these are two insidious poles of a line which is drifting from the present political make up of western countries.

It is funny one can support a 'right' party in one country and a 'left' party in another, but now days this is often the case.

These political boundaries have become more distant to the origins of the terms; as for example, Che Guevara might resemble the symbol of Communism, where as for others it would remind of black images of the ex- Soviet Union, or the party which now leads Italy.

Take Russia, Germany, UK, France and Italy for example.

I would dare say Putin, Merkel, G. Brown, Sarkozy and Berlusconi have more in common, than their respective colleagues though they are definitely not representing one same political extremity!

(I do not intend to insult any person, body, philosophy or religion)
Perhaps though, one could look at the present reality of things this way as left, centre, and right do not fit the present need for multi-level politics:

In each of us lie the idealistic philosophies of Communism just like also those of the Bible by which unfortunately though realistically we cannot and do not lve by. Even if every person ere to cmoononly agree to do so, these in practise would be nothing more than a self-destructive Utopia.

Yet, these ideals applied to the realistic nature of Human beings would seam to be a perfect formula.

By human nature we are consumerists, capitalists, and survive by Darwin’s theory unevitably. Capitalism is the mode by which the survival of the fittest is applied to the Human existence nowadays.

To deny capitalism, consumerism and ‘righter wing politics’ is to deny the fact we expire CO2 as we exhale. On one side we survive and thrive squeezing every drop out of the planet, yet we fight against the machine we drive and catalze our selves ignoring the simple fact we need ot ask our selves:

Do we want to slow down our economy and technology race to reach Kyoto, or shall we ignore that this would be the only way to meet such projects?

Right wing politics is nothing more than the realistic realisation following the formula on the basis that when 2 + 2 = 4, then 2 +1 = 3.

Why should 2+2 also be equal to 4?

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

25 million records lost.....

First Northern Rock, now 25 million records of people have been lost, including bank data, address etc have disappeared.

I fear England is going down.

Unfortunately, I see a vision of a trugid sounge, strating to dissemble because of the overload.

Britain will face dfficult years in the near future, and I believe prioritising is essential.

It is true, Britain has been like a great heart, allowing for a great and healthy flow of people, money, ideas and develoement, through, reviving not only Uk, but allowing for a melting pot to give way to never-ending progress at an international level, and this is vital for Europe and the world.

But a heart pumping at such a rate, will explode or loose a beat sooner or later unless the speed is slowed down.

Britain needs to focus on a national scale to refurbish its system an dtissue before allowing the flow spiral dangeroussely out of control, if it has not done yet.

Here is the day, the backlash to hundreds of years of success, colonies, and today, the inevitable dependence on technology.

Could this be the beginning of a chain of reactions in all countries?

Perhaps it is a conspiracy by the some political group to make Gordon Brown look bad as he used to be the exchequer?

Or a conspiracy involving many more people with a completely different agenda?

Who knows?

Lets just hope the worst won't happen with all these recorded lives.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Japanese Crusade to Murder Whales under 'Scienific Pretences'

Have a look at this link to remain up to date on the proceedings with the whale hunt led by the Japanese.

They are claiming this hunt is in aid of scientific research though it has been proven; the whales can be monitored and studied just as well without the need of harming them at all.

This is the link to the Greenpeace website.

Green Houses Plan

Gordon Brown looks towards each and every individual to do their part towards low consumption.

Finally realistic and solid talks on reducing carbon emissions are spoken when a realistic line was underpinned by Gordon Browns talks on Green Houses.

He reminds acknowledged that households are as much a problem as they are strongly part of the solution.

It is true people have adopted an attitude of consumption and self-exemption from problems witch have too easily been shrugged off as being relevant to bigger consuming bodes.

Rightly, Gordon Brown directed the spot light on domestic households reminding that carelessness and laziness contribute like pennies in a million to needless energy wastes.

Because everything has become to ready, fast, and easily consumable, it all seams so harmless, so excusable because of our lives floating on a virtual flow of technology driven virtualty binge.

It needs to be acknowledged that waste, energy waste and pollution is the first product of our lives at a 'small' individual level.

As well as turning off lights, switches and limiting water use to what is truly needed this society needs to be re-educated to the reality and immediacy of this invisible corrosion of our world, which is a by product of each and every one of us and our guilt free 'small' actions.

Gordon Brown promises for investments in renewable energy sources for households, yet it remains for each of us, and you to realise that this formula 'buy one get one free' does not mean to say you need to consume two at once.

Thank you Gordon Brown. That is an encouraging realistic step!

Monday, 19 November 2007

Whale Hunt

How is it possible the Japanese are actually, truly, PUBLICLY announcing the "biggest whale hunt"?

Can it be?

Animalist Organisations, anyone with a voice do something say somthing!

This is as critical to me as the worst terrorist attack yet nothing seams to be being done against this!

If I had the luxury to do so, I would run a campaign of abstinance.

Abstinace ddriven by refusal to acknowledge any news reports from any form of news or media, untill this be dealt with, with as much urgency as any other international crisis would be!

Card games with Pervez Musharaf, George W Bush, Gordon Brown, and...

While Pakistan is in a quasi archaic status of dictatorship...

...sorry. State of emergency because of the risk of an unstable situation which might escalate to suicide bombs etc...

...other Big Bosses are hanging from their elastic bungee, as they swing from their bridge of democracy, waving ultimatums with hooks and red cards to Musharaf.

These polite ultimatums are not taken by Musharraf, who, might or might not step down and call for elections.

( I know : 'elections': funny)

He is playing his moment of fuss. He wants both, but will have to give up the game as the other players are loosing their patients.

Yes, but he knows he holds something the others want.

He is there, a valuable limb usefully placed in a hot spot of terrorist activity.

On the one hand these Western players, each with one symbol marking their cards, that of Democracy, find them selves playing with a man denying to allow dialogue to the woman, Benazir Bhutto , the opposition leader marching with a future in which she hopes to bring democracy closer to Pakistan's reality.

This game now is becoming to real, to long to be a game, and joking and friendly favours accompanied to patience are loosing stage light to the reality of facts.

State of emergency is still impending over Pakistan, and the prime right of democracy as been ripped from the people.

The right to speak, comment, and discuss the situation and the future of one's country, one's reality; this fundamental basis of a democratic existence has been taken by Musharaf under blatant excuses, et the Western players are playing hide-and-seek, flagging exchange compromises.

No comment.

European Gates

Should the European membership depend on religion or beliefs?

What requirements should be ticked off to be allowed through these gates?

Take Turkey for example.

Should it be kept out side the European gates because of its religion?

Well, surely religion can not be a reason for excluding a country to a coalition that could only be positive, the stronger and wider it long as it is a cooperative and functional one.

Part of Europe's strength, must be because of the diversities of background, and ideologies which thrive and push forward these societies.

To me, the idea of Europe as a united group is equivalent to a group of countries sharing one idealnot being one bland identity.

After all, diversity calls for progress not the other way round, rite?

A better future, for all because safeguarding only one's own plate does not mean the food will keep flowing.

Europe to me represents a symbol of common respect and acceptance. Will to live, exchanging and living with.

A set of common delimitations such as on death penalty, human rights, and international agenda such as environment should be the only issues to separate a country from the nucleus of Europe.

Religion is not equal to its extreme interpretation. Hence a country should not be judged on its religious standing.

As long as the ruling body and majority of a country comonly agrees with those points of an ideology based on respect for human life, rigt, and teh enviroment (plus basic agreements of wrights and wrongs), why should a country be refused to join a group?

Realistically, each contry shares the same planet and same reality, directly and indirectly, consciousely or in denial anyway...don't we all live on the same plannet?

Don't we all live under the same sky?

So lets rip down the curtains, and face out neibours with which we have lived next to for our entire exisance evolving round each other anyway!

Union Abuse!

Dumming down of newspapers?

Well, the reader makes the news.

Don' like the dumming down?

Then cknowledge reality, face the facts that to earn one has to work, and 'Europe' and 'Democracy'to not equal 'want, want, want'

Enough with this "Union" abuse!

Europe has become spoilt. We have become spoilt.

Talks of the medium allegedly 'duming down' the news seam a joke before this ridiculous circus taking place in France, Germany and Sweden are the most recent strikes called by groups of workers.

Jobs are not enough. Every one wants more, and more, abusing of the system, of the 'strike' game.

Where will this stop? While France still is numb from a half amputated transport system, the workers are violating the right of every other citizen, and harming their own countries economy, hence also signing the refusal to their demands.

In Finland thousands of nurses plan to strike also. I think the number is around 16,000 nurses.

I won't this abuse such a deficit in staff as to lead to serious complication for those in need of assistance? How can a medical structure function properly with such a high number of the workers on strike?

Also in Germany transport is partially frozen to a halt.

Yes, it is a right for workers to call for strikes and backed up with their Unions to demand what they feel they deserve.

It seams though, these Unions and strikes are all too easily simmering in a western world in which every individual has become firstly, a consumer and a self-branded identity, all too often lacking in interest and motivation.

we 'civilised', 'democratised' people badger our governments and ride a secret cold war in between each and everyone of us, to suck the most we can get out of our system with the least effort, dedication.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Meredith returns to London

So, after her tragic death, Meredith has returned to england for ever.

Her body was flown from Fiumicino, Rome, back to London.

Although further tests were hoped to be carried forward on her, in the attempt to find further clues, which perhaps is best, to finally leave her n peace.

The changing statements from Amanda Knox and her Boyfriend definitely do tempt one to point at them as suspects, but this whole affair is just too tragic and shocking to degrade a young girl's death to yet another witch hunt.

The only thing that is sure as I already said, is that a further effort needs to be made by universities.

A solid, reachable support needs to be available throughout the period abroad, to offer not psychological counselling, but also, to have a tangible presence nearby, to hold down to earth, an excited youth in a situation, which now days is seen more and more, by students, as being a safe and excused period of freedom, under a mythisised blanket called 'Erasmus'.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

A story

A story.

What is a story?

To find a story would appear comparable to picking a daisy in a field of daisies, blind folded.

Not really.

How important must a story be?

How big must a story be?

How recent must a story be?

How crude must a story be?

Is a story perhaps waht anyone cares to read about?

Then, anyhing can be a story, as long as someone will reagard it as such and dedicate an instant of attention to it.

To find a story is so difficult amongst a sea, which bristles of these, and hides many more.

How do you separate 'A' drop of water from the sea?

Who cares.

Anything less demanding than personal problems is worth using to evade from our own infintite, complicated stories.

The story to be written then, should be just a story. About anything, for anyone who cares.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Oil prices

While the price of oil is steadily picking up speed in he rising price per barell, how come has the government not yet akenany real concrete action?

The alternative existis already since a long time, yet people still abstain from exchanging their petroll-run vehicles to one running on LPG ( Liquid Petrolium Gas).
It shouldn't be a surprise though, since not enough station are prestent to offer a reliable source of this kind of fuel.

On one hand allot of talk, and 'green' concerts are being blown up, flagging many wanna be 'green flags', yet, in reality, nothing is being done to tackle the actual problem itself.

Perhaps more attention should be given to programing a scheme to create a network of green fuel stations, inorder to make potential customers more confident ni making that swap.

Here is a link to a map showing fueling stations across England, for various alternative fuels to petrol.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

The battle of the points

Queens Speech

The Queen’s speech matched the same line drawn by Gordon Brow in his announced topics of focus.

There is much debate and squabble by Cameron accusing Brown’s ‘appropriations’ of ideas and intentions.

At first I thought I would vote for Brow.

Then I thought Cameron had a point [mine also].

Now my ears are hypnotised by two playing records which seam to be playing a syncopated tune battle and he actual notes played never seam to be given light!

More constructive ideas through collaboration, or at least constructive criticism would be more like what is needed.

The battle of the points will not resolve or postpone for much linger the problems chipping away bellow this rising cloud of smoke!

Meredith killed in Perugia

Having lived the experience of having a year of Erasmus at university it is chilling to hear about another girl's experience, which ended so tragically.

What is most frightening is that I can quite see how easily this could happen.

I remember in my short year of Erasmus (though I went back to my own country) I was surprised and rather uncertain to the greeting foreign students receive.

Big university cities seam to be a melting pot of students coming from all over the world, often mixing with many people rooting themselves in this sea of inexperienced foreign students who are blinded by the excitement of novelty and freedom.

The case of Meredith, the English girl found dead in her room in Perugia where she was studying as an Erasmus student, unfortunately should be seen as a wake up call.

More solid support needs to be offered at a constant level for those Erasmus students in any country they are no matter.