The Student Movement in Venezuela

A good opinion piece in the New York Times about the student movement in Venezuela that defeated Chavez in the last election. It is called Humanizing the Revolution. Good read.


I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that Money is not important, but not having money becomes too important

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that Sex is not a big deal, but lack of sex diminishes you as a human being

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that You only get out of a book, what you bring into it

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that fighting is a waste of time

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that spending an afternoon in bed with a lover is being smart, not lazy

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that romantic love is just a manipulation

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that you should work to grow, not to get money

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that nothing worth doing is easy

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that I had sexy eyes

I wish somebody would have told me when I was eighteen that there were people like you out there.



Merry fucking Christmas

Taoists, Krishnas, Buddhists, and all you atheists too!










A Golden Rule for the Modern Age

Think about how it would look on YouTube...


A shitty victory by the government

As the main representative of Crest I admit that yesterday the government had a shitty Pyrrhic victory when it manage to officially change the time in Venezuela... for now.

We vow to keep fighting to increase chaos until Eastern Standard Time is restored. I haven't seen a single clock automatically change. Not in computers nor in cell phones. I am not surprise as members of Crest have been advising those companies.

The future evades us by half an hour now...


December 8, 1980-2007

December 8, 2007

I miss you, John. 27 years later, I still wish I could turn back the clock to the Summer of 1980. I remember everything - sharing our morning coffee, walking in the park together on a beautiful day, and seeing your hand stretched to mine - holding it, reassuring me that I shouldn't worry about anything because our life was good.

I had no idea that life was about to teach me the toughest lesson of all. I learned the intense pain of losing a loved one suddenly, without warning, and without having the time for a final hug and the chance to say, "I love you," for the last time. The pain and shock of that sudden loss is with me every moment of every day. When I touched John's side of our bed on the night of December 8th, 1980, I realized that it was still warm. That moment has haunted me for the past 27 years - and will stay with me forever.

Even harder for me is watching what was taken away from our beautiful boy, Sean. He lives in silent anger over not having his Dad, whom he loved so much, around to share his life with. I know we are not alone. Our pain is one shared by many other families who are suffering as the victims of senseless violence. This pain has to stop.

Let's not waste the lives of those we have lost. Let's, together, make the world a place of love and joy and not a place of fear and anger. This day of John's passing has become more and more important for so many people around the world as the day to remember his message of Peace and Love and to do what each of us can to work on healing this planet we cherish.

Let's: Think Peace, Act Peace, and Spread Peace. John worked for it all his life. He said, "there's no problem, only solutions." Remember, we are all together. We can do it, we must. I love you!

Yoko Ono Lennon
www.imaginepeace.com


I write this not to bury Microsoft, but to praise it (mostly)

In the last year I have bought several Microsoft products. I started with the Xbox 360 a machine I have enjoyed enormously. About a month ago it got the dreaded three red lights of death. I thought I was going to get a warranty nightmare similar to the one that doomed Sony and made me buy a 360, but I have to say the experience have been slow but excellent. I got my new machine and it has a one year warranty! I'm amazed! Well done Microsoft!

But, furthermore, with the latest dashboard update Microsoft included support for DivX and XviD, so now any movie file from the Internet can be played through the 360 with a very nice and comfortable interface! The Apple TV is more dead than ever! Useless piece of crap! Get a 360 and an old machine (I use a Mac mini that overheats with Connect360) download movies and TV Shows from the Internet and play them with the 360 in High Def!

Perhaps I would rather buy the Movies and Shows, but they are not available to buy in my country (I think that's a plan to increase piracy on the part of the studios). I would prefer to get High Def through my cable operator, but again it is not available. But Microsoft has really come through for me.

I have enjoyed the 360 so much that I bought a second one (an Elite) so that every High Def TV in my Home has a 360. What else have I bought from Microsoft this year? Two copies of Vista (I think Vista is very good, though perhaps not enough to make you update from XP), a Zune (I'm happy with subscription music, I really enjoy it), Office 2007, and the two Xboxes. All in all it has been a great experience. So much so, that I am considering buying the Dell Latitude XP tablet. My next computer is between that and whatever Apple comes out with in January.


NO! No? No! NO! NO HAS WON!

No idea it could happened. The No has won. Does that mean Venezuela lives in democracy again? Why can't I stop feeling paranoid?


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