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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rights on Spiritual Creations


Recently, the European Parliament voted for the extension of the copyright of songs from 50 to 70 years, due to the increasing demand of the creators -who now live longer than in previous decades- and the music industries, who've lately seen their profits fall because of the wide-spread free downloading (sharing, erroneously known as "piracy").

My thoughts -apart from the obviously delusional nature of "owning" an idea (and monetarily profiting from it)- is that the politicians anguish about the "rights" of the big companies and those, superstar, artists who can actually become rich from their creations...

...but, where are the laws to protect and encourage the young, obscure musician?
(And no, the 20% of the revenue is not helpful enough!...)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Appearances can be deceiving...


Susan Boyle's performance... (from "Britain's got Talent" April 11th)

Just listen!... Because appearances can be deceiving!...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where the priorities lie...


Computer Spies Breach Fighter-Jet Project

This project costs... hold on... 300.000.000.000 $...

The world's prominent war machine, the strongest military force in the planet is not content with what they've got and they spend more money for arms... Money that they could provide for all the poor and needy (of their country, at least) many times over...

Where the priorities lie? In Death!...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sir Charles Chaplin


Born this day, 120 years ago... the greatest actor of all time... a true genius!...

"
We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. "
-The Great Dictator

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Goodbye, co-Dreamer


Dave Arneson (1948-2009)

Another pioneer in Human Culture left us today!... We, Role-Players, are devastated...

Goodbye, fellow dreamer!... Have nice games with the DM in Heaven!...

Humankind is One


Young man fed up with derision...


Humankind is One.

A Member suffers,
the Whole suffers.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Redemption First Thing in the Morning!

There is, actually, a way redeem ourselves in the face of... well, ourselves and make our world a better place right now, from tomorrow morning…
Not a good place to live, because the damage that has been done is already too much for our generation (an the several upcoming) to live in a nice world, but better…

Of course, the catch is that all the people in the world must put aside their differences, selfishness and greed… simultaneously…

So, what to do!…
First thing in the morning, we abolish Capitalism and make money redundant!… After all it’s just bad quality paper and numbers…
Then, the only people who go to work will be those who produce and transfer food (the essentials only, no candies, no beverages), medicine, the doctors, those who are responsible for the energy and water supply and all kinds of engineers that have to do with (renewable) energy.

Got it? Right! The rest of us will go for volunteer work until NOT A SINGLE PERSON in the world lacks the essentials (food, clean water, clothing, housing)…

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of it to go round for everyone!…

Then, we must make sure that no-one will ever have two of anything essential while someone else has none!…

OK?
Are you ready for the new, better world?

See you tomorrow morning!!!

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