Notes from a pad in Oslo
20030828 Fun Software is Waste Runoff
From Finland comes this nifty generator. Key in any word [or words] and up to 5000 anagrams will be generated when possible. Results can be spawned into Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Latin, Norwegian or Swedish. Although many of the results don't make much sense since the words are plonked, it was still worth the visit. Some of my random inputs are below with a selected anagram for each in bold.
the padacia = cap it ahead
tired of techno = hot nordic feet
boys for pele = foley probes
rhythm bandits = birds that hymn
milan kundera = drunken lamia
viggo mortensen = estrogen moving
britney spears = inert passerby
united states of america = resuscitate defamation
selamat hari raya = ah, terra malaysia
sambal belachan = alabaman's belch [ skrevet av ladislav pekar ]
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20030809 "We have no money, but we have something much stronger and more important."
- Thawatchai Woramakul, 43 | Bangkok, Thailand.
"I bought my house for 10 pesos."
- Sara Rios, 61 | La Cava, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"We have a great relationship with our neighbours."
- Guadalupe Romero-Romero, 25 | Madrid, Spain.
"We have to build this barrier so that people won’t spy on us. You know... in those moments."
- Said Kovani, 26 | Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.
"I have to live in the toilet block, that’s my job. No, it doesn’t smell."
- Badal Rana, 17 | Mumbai, India
"My dream is to become an electrician, but I’ve only got a screwdriver and a pair of pliers."
- Sibosiso Baleni, 16 | Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa.
"I was thinking about something like selling meat. But it gets rotten and I don’t have a fridge."
- Reuben Matza, 34 | Cape Town, South Africa.
"You can’t imagine what kinds of things you can sell. I know what (garbage) can be sold and for how much. I’m constantly searching."
- Lauro Aguilar, 43 | Mexico City, Mexico.
"When you know how to organize yourself, anywhere can be nice."
- Cjiljana Jovanovic, 47 | Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.
"Any problem we come across we can solve."
- Rodolfo Katun Tachoke, 33 | Kotauma, La Paz, Bolivia.
-- Quotes taken from COLORS 57 | Slums [ skrevet av ladislav pekar ]
20030808 Steve Newcomb : Five Hundred Years of Injustice; The Legacy of Fifteenth Century Religious Prejudice
When Christopher Columbus first set foot on the white sands of Guanahani island, he performed a ceremony to "take possession" of the land for the king and queen of Spain, acting under the international laws of Western Christendom. Although the story of Columbus' "discovery" has taken on mythological proportions in most of the Western world, few people are aware that his act of "possession" was based on a religious doctrine now known in history as the Doctrine of Discovery. Even fewer people realize that today - five centuries later - the United States government still uses this archaic Judeo-Christian doctrine to deny the rights of Native American Indians.
To understand the connection between Christendom's principle of discovery and the laws of the United States, we need to begin by examining a papal document issued forty years before Columbus' historic voyage In 1452, Pope Nicholas V issued to King Alfonso V of Portugal the bull Romanus Pontifex, declaring war against all non-Christians throughout the world, and specifically sanctioning and promoting the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian nations and their territories... [ skrevet av ladislav pekar ]
20030807 John Pilger : The War on Truth
... This is unmentionable here in America. The tens of thousands of Iraqi dead and maimed do not exist. When I interviewed Douglas Feith, number three to Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, he shook his head and lectured me on the "precision" of American weapons. His message was that war had become a bloodless science in the service of America's unique divinity. It was like interviewing a priest. Only American "boys" and "girls" suffer, and at the hands of "Ba'athist remnants", a self-deluding term in the spirit of General Maude's "miscreants". The media echo this, barely gesturing at the truth of a popular resistance and publishing galleries of GI amputees, who are described with a maudlin, down-home chauvinism which celebrates the victimhood of the invader while casting the vicious imperialism that they served as benign...
... Like the American-driven, medieval-type siege that destroyed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives over 12 years, there is no knowledge of this in America: therefore it did not happen. The Iraqis are, at best, unpeople; at worst, tainted, to be hunted. "For every GI killed," said a letter given prominence in the New York Daily News late last month, "20 Iraqis must be executed." In the past week, Task Force 20, an "elite" American unit charged with hunting evildoers, murdered at least five people as they drove down a street in Baghdad, and that was typical... Studies now put the death toll at as many as 10,000 civilians and 20,000 Iraqi troops. If this does not constitute a "bloodbath", what was the massacre of 3,000 people at the twin towers?.. [ skrevet av ladislav pekar ]
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The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects
20030801 Four for laughs.
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