Friday, April 29, 2011

William and Kate wedding waste: cost of the show

The world media is now flooded with marriage between the so-called 'Prince' William and Kate Middleton.
Newspapers, television, the ceremony is on the top news all over the planet.
On the web, everywhere you had the chance to follow the live of the wedding, even on Youtube, right in the channel of the British royal family.
I'll be venal, but the first question I asked myself is this: how much does this show cost?
Well, it seems that we are talking about 70 million, almost 80 million €.
Wow.
In times of crisis, is not it a bit too much?
"It’s their business," the fanatic liberal with the ass on the upper floors that passes here might say. "They have money and spend it as they wish."
Well, it is not like that…
Those 80 million euros will not come all from royal family’s pocket.
Let’s read this bill.
Only for the security, the wedding costs 33 million, about 40 million €.
According to Sir Paul Stephenson, deputy commissioner of Scotland Yard, at least 5,000 policemen will work for the event.
Who pays? British Taxpayers will do, of course.
In addition, I also read that the day of the marriage between the two privileged citizens will be declared national holiday.
Well, stopping the UK economy for 24 hours will cost the country less than 6 billion, almost 7 billion €.
7 billion € for a wedding in a country that only this year has had a fiscal deficit of 256 billion, about 300 billion €.
The British National Bureau of Statistics says that in February 2011, more than 9 million people aged 16 to 64 years were unemployed and the unemployment rate from December 2009 to February of this year rose by more than one percentage point.
In other words, people without job have increased very much.
Yet on the internet you may read about William and Kate’s fable.
Nothing new, I know.
That is the balance of our world.
The fable for a few is the misfortunes of many.
However I have the distinct impression that for the first time something is changing and that this ridiculous circus will not last forever…


(Photo of Charles and Camilla's car recently attacked by protesters).

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

YouCat: 10 prohibited sex questions on catechism

Stories and News No. 345

The Story:

1. If Catholic priests cannot have sex, what authority they have to speak about?

2. If God has given humanity the pleasure of sex, what man has the right to ban it?

3. If this man is part of an institution guilty of the terrible sin of abuse on a child – trying to hide too, what consistent he has to indicate the right way?

4. Why most of the politicians close to the Catholic Church are divorced and sexually promiscuous?

5. Why sex is so important to you?

6. Maybe because you cannot do?

7. If two people come to marriage without doing sex and discover they do not know how to enjoy it, do you teach them?

8. How can you do if you have never enjoyed?

9. If God loves me, should not rejoice at my pleasure?

10. If you truly love your people, you should not feel the same joy?

Here is the video.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I am not communist

Stories and News No. 344

I am convinced that the biggest hit of Silvio Berlusconi is having convinced most of his voters - and not only – that who criticizes him do because he is communist…

The Story:

I'm not a communist.
I'm not communist if I think that in my country law should be equal for all.
And I do not think of being a communist if I’d whish to see this principle also respected by the current Italy Prime Minister.
I'm not communist if I think that, whatever our policy regard to foreigners who come to our country is, we should never lose the respect of human rights.
And I do not think of being a communist if I consider my actual government not able to comply with that value.
I am not communist if I think that, while we see increasing youth unemployment, the recent request to double the contributions to political parties is comparable to a theft.
And I do not think of being a communist, regardless of whether it is approved or not, I always feel excessive these contributions.
I am not communist if I think that when a country decides to use the weapons is because there is something that it should have done before and it did not.
And I do not think of being a communist if I ask why it still does not.
I am not communist if I think that the Catholic Church has no right to interfere in the decisions of parliament.
And I do not think of being a communist if I feel doubly ashamed when it does, allying with people with non-existent morality.
I am not communist if I think that my State has a duty to ensure that all respect the rights of those who depend on them, from the poorest citizen to the richest company.
And I do not think of being a communist if I consider what Fiat in recent years has made to his workers as an abuse of power.
I am not communist if I think that today living conditions in our prisons should be the first point of any reform of the justice.
And I do not think of being a communist when I feel outraged listening to our minister of the latter arguing the huge importance of the laws currently under discussion.
I'm not communist if I’m sick, I repeat, sick of seeing the name of my country mocked in the world.
And I’m not also because you have just to read today Financial Times, which is anything but communist.
In short, I am not communist if I think and believe in all that.
I may be, but this is not the point.
The point is that if I did not think and believe in what I just wrote, I would be a dishonest citizen and anything but a good person.
Communist or not.



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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lampedusa shipwreck, missing immigrants: good news

This morning I make my blog even more unpopular.
I read that last night a vessel carrying at least 200 people sank near Lampedusa Island. As far as the Italian Coast Guard report, 47 were rescued, while about 150 are still missing.
I said people because at least on this blog they are people, or humans.
Then I read the update of the tragedy: the missing down to 130, as 20 corpses have been sighted at sea.
Now I said corpses.
A corpse is a corpse, even if an illegal immigrant rather than a refugee.
Well, let's be honest, okay?
There is racism in our country, in many people.
How many, I wonder, how many front of the TV - because most people are there that takes 100% of the information - looking at the images from Lampedusa has heard a bit, I repeat, a tiny bit of compassion for those people?
I am talking about compassion, true compassion, in the belly and not just with words.
Oh yes, because the only words of the so-called good thinking person is the ideal justification for explicit racist, who usually calls the former hypocrite.
There is no difference between them and you know better than me.
Being on the side of the last ones does not make anyone comfortable.
This is what those people are.
This is the reality, nothing but the lounge chats.
A person who abandons his land, family and friends, to die drowning in the hope of reaching a country where few people really know what respecting human rights means is the last one of this world.
Hey, I am talking to you that write this hypocritical dumb shit in the comments or email.
Is realizing that those who risk life to save their ass deserves respect a feel-good guy?
But the problem is not just that.
The real problem, indeed, the tragedy is that in my country when it needs to be near the last ones, as the so-called 'gypsies', 'immigrants', 'homeless' in a few, surprisingly few are willing to expose.
As this post, it does not pay.
How many times I write about these topics?
I have already said.
When I write something about Berlusconi is one thing.
When I write about these arguments the music changes.
You know like me that too.
How many years have these horrible center-right governments in Europe used the immigration fear flag?
And how long, who should have an alternative thought, did not show the courage to really put the other side?
I am not referring to strictly one-day events, engaged themed evenings in the libraries of the city center, intercultural actions that should not discomfort the higher floors, and especially the so called 'migrant writers'.
What part do I say?
That is simple.
The place with is nothing to gain: the place of the last ones.
That's why for many, so many, cynically in every side, when those people disappear into the sea is good news.
There's no need to reject them, to be called racist, and even dare to defend them, to be named feel-good.
More than good news, these are the best…



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