Sunday, October 21, 2007

Social media: being lonely rules the world...

After so many invitations to become a member of Facebook, I bowed and humbly accepted these invitations.
But, checking the site, and after one day, I get incredibly frustrated: the software is sooooo slow.
Anyway: I am there under the name Hans A. de Wit. They don't accept my full name.
Have fun there, it's like an Open Internet Theater...good for some 'statistic' drama...
And it keeps you busy..))

An Iraqi child, asking why...

Can we help him?

The Levi-Prodi law and the end of the Internet in Italy

It looks like that soon we will miss our friend Yasemin.
Ricardo Franco Levi, Prodi’s right hand man, undersecretary to the President of the Council (Prodi is Italian PM), has written the text to put a stopper on the mouth of the Internet. The draft law was approved by the Council of Ministers on 12th of October. No minister dissociated themselves from it. On gagging information, very quietly, these are all in agreement. The Levi-Prodi law lays out that anyone with a blog or a website has to a) register it with the ROC, b) a register of the Communications Authority, c) produce certificates, d) pay a tax, even if they provide information without any intention to make money. Read more here.

This insane plan is of Ricardo Levi: "Ricardo Franco Levi, sottosegretario alla Presidenza del Consiglio e padre della riforma, sdrammatizza: "Lo spirito del nostro progetto non รจ certo questo. Non abbiamo interesse a toccare i siti amatoriali o i blog personali, non sarebbe praticabile".

Last of the Iraqis - 6 - Struggle of Powers

I think this is a very crucial time and will decide many things. And from another aspect the Kurdistan Issue, I can't believe my eyes when I see the news and what they are saying in it, Turkey wants to use the army and enter Kurdistan borders, the Kurds are shaking and they are asking for help!!!

They want the Iraqi government to do something, the demonstrations are asking for that too while none of them is carrying an Iraqi flag!!!

They carry the Kurdistan flag only, no Iraqi civilian can enter Kurdistan without something like a visa and they have residency laws for the Iraqis, they consider there selves another country and depending on that they behave, why do they want the Iraqi government to do something ? Aren't they another country with a flag and a complete government?

If they can't manage things by them selves and they want the rest of Iraq to be with them, they should carry and use the Iraqi flag with their flag, at least they shouldn't put the ones who carries or wears the Iraqi flag behind bars!!!The Iraqi flag is forbidden in the north!!
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Day opening - October 21

By day... night.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy.