body simarchetto: febrero 2010

miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2010

Water Conservation

Globally, water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population growth in the last century.
If this growth continues, we will face a water shortage.

A person requires about a gallon of drinking water per day.
But the average person actually uses much more than that.

Making simple choises in your daily routine can help save a lot of water:


In North America the average person uses 105.7 gallons of water per day.
In Europe the average person uses 52.8 gallons of water per day.
In DEVELOPING COUNTRIES such as Mozambique the average person uses 1.3 gallons of water per day.
As the population grows, the availability of water decreases.


domingo, 21 de febrero de 2010

Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind [Shakespeare]

Modern servitude is voluntary, endorsed by those slaves who crawl on the surface of the Earth. They buy the merchandises that enslave them every day more. Slaves run after alienating jobs that are gently given to them if they prove to be tamed enough. They choose the masters they will obey. For this absurd tragedy to happen, it has been necessary to dispossess slaves from the awareness of their own exploitation and their alienation. Here is the bizarre modernity of our time. Contrary to slaves from antiquity, servants from the Middle Ages or the working-class from the first industrial revolutions, today we are contemplating people that are totally enslaved. The difference is that they are unaware of their enslavement and those who are aware, choose to ignore it. They ignore rebellion which should be the only genuine reaction of the exploited ones. Slaves accept without question the pitiful life that was planned for them. Renouncing and resignation are the sources of their misfortune.
@[De La Servitude Moderne]

A documentary movie by Jean-François Brient about the totalitarian mercantile system where we are living. Its a radical critic about the liberal democracy where we all lost our liberty and autonomy.

sábado, 20 de febrero de 2010

Who is the 'girl with dragon tattoo'?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original title in Swedish: "Män som hatar kvinnor" - "Men Who Hate Women") is an award-winning crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, the first in his "Millennium Trilogy". @[Wikipedia]

The Millennium Trilogy  represented "a new way of making discrimination and violence against women visible".

The series is a good conduit for causes that Larsson fought passionately against: violence against women, right-wing extremism and incompetent media.