I have spent a few important years in Turkey. The rural population consider it an important olive oil producer and exporter. Fortunately, the villagers who own olive trees, have also virgin olive oil. Unfortunately, one cannot find in supermarkets something remotely closer even to that, because what is sold for the rest of Turkey, is obviously refined. Actually a very few know for real, because it can be sometimes a physical impossibility to tell the difference while not having comparison … [Read more...]
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After months of verbal gymnastics from the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding the South-Eastern neighbor, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi accused him on Saturday of "terrorizing" his own people and called on him to resign. It's a ping-pong on diplomatic level. Turkey and Syria actually have territorial issues. "The demands of the Turkish people do not justify this violence, and if Erdoğan is incapable of using non-violent methods, then he should quit," state … [Read more...]
Do you remember Alvin Toffler with his Future Shock? He argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a "super-industrial society". This change overwhelms people, he believed, the accelerated rate of technological and social change leaving people disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation"— future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. In his discussion of … [Read more...]
Instead of a Lightbox, I decided to classically charge my site with yet another pictorial, this time with former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and a part of his friends. I'm sure he was good. You can't please everybody even if this must be the purpose of politics. But you see, it's twisted, it's actually "divide and conquer" in politics. It will be only ideal for any elected president to become the respected president of the whole country he lead, or not quite, depending on that country's … [Read more...]
After angering his fans by being late almost two hours to his London 02 Arena concert on Monday, the Canadian Justin Bieber was so lame as to not even apologize. The phenomenon over night youtube singer turned world star, took himself too serious and starts to piss off his 12 year old bunch of girl fans. Now the concerns were that they had school the next day. Thing is, this just doesn't do. School or no school next day, you don't keep a few thousand people waiting for two hours for you to give … [Read more...]
Yesterday I was so busy, I couldn't find my head through the things to be done on time. But today is another day, and finally I'm under less stress. The only bad news are that Hugo Chávez died, the rest can wait. I remember two documentaries made on Chávez, by two different colored channels. One was somehow in the grand finance sponsored line, where Chávez was clearly presented as an antidemocratic Khmer Rouge dictator who obviously doesn't know left from right, and the other one was made by the … [Read more...]