Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
from his home on Ul.Antoniegohttp://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&hl=pl&geocode=&q=Ignacego+Mo%B6cickiego,+97-200+Tomasz%F3w+Mazowiecki,+Tomaszowski,+%A3%F3dzkie,+Polska&sll=51.532295,20.017262&sspn=0.025095,0.058365&ie=UTF8&ll=51.530987,20.015373&spn=0.050191,0.11673&z=13&om=1
My father,Dr.Stefan Felix Bornstein, who I loved very much,and lost him,when I was 17 years old.
In 1940 he was arrested by the invading Russians,as he stayed in Poland fighting for his home and country.He was taken to
Kazakhstan as a prisoner into forced labor in a gulag .
The gulags once spread over the Kazakhstan steppe like a thick wreath. Eleven sprawling camps with names like Alzhir, a Russian acronym for the Akmolinsk Camp for Wives of Traitors of the Motherland, housed hundreds of thousands of prisoners and their families. The camps, built shortly after the creation of the Soviet Union, were partly emptied to provide soldiers and workers during World War II and were eventually closed, although not dismantled, after Stalin died in 1953.In Kazakhstan today, a large percentage of people have parents or grandparents whose life trajectories were savagely rewired by deportation and imprisonment in the camps. But memories of the gulags are dying.
Friday, September 28, 2007
drawing by marguerita
“With tough subjects, I use humor as a social lubricant to move situations forward,” he added. “Laughter is part of having a sense of humor and has that same ability, to move things along.”
Programmed or not, Mrs. Clinton seems to share this view. At a news conference in Iowa last winter, she was peppered with questions about whom she was referring to when she playfully said that she had experience dealing with bad and evil men.
“You guys!” she said to reporters, chuckling, after the third question on the topic. “I thought I was funny. You guys keep telling me, lighten up, be fun. Now I get a little funny, and I’m being psychoanalyzed.”
- Life History
- Mockingbirds are one of the most commonly noticed birds in the state. They are either applauded for their audaciousness or cursed for their persistence in nocturnal singing or in the defense of their territory. Insects, fruit, crustaceans and small vertebrates make up the mockingbird's diet. The fact that they enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables hasn't exactly made them gardeners' friends either, although they do eat lots of insects.
- Alas, they do not eat. the bill variety.
Date: Sep 27, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Marguerita- The Fragebogen Sent you few drawings for the Baloon tonight Hope went through let me know .gracias
To: Marguerita Bornstein
I hope all is well.
Thanks for your submission! You were the first one to respond and submit in fact!
They will be projected today at Eyebeam if you would like to see them starting at 6 pm.
I will be there.
I really liked the sketch of the howling tree...beautiful!
Venus,my lovebird against my painting Jacob in Blue
Frustrated at how to convey the reality that even transparent elements — water and air — have complex color ranges, he ends up shouting on paper: “No blue without yellow and orange.”
“The chrome yellow 1 sky almost as bright as the sun itself, which is chrome yellow 1 with a little white, while the rest of the sky is chrome yellow 1 and 2 mixed, very yellow, then. ... There are many repetitions of yellow in the earth, neutral tones, resulting from the mixing of violet with yellow.” the countryside,the limpidity of the atmosphere and the gay color effects.I revel in it like a cicada.”-Van Gogh
Shouldn’t a community of artists be based on collaboration rather that competition?
No Interest in Peace Talks
Military dictator General Ne Win long isolated this country of golden pagodas from the outside world, forcing it to pursue an ideology he called the "Burmese Way to Socialism." The international outcry did not come until Ne Win's successors massacred thousands of demonstrators in the streets of the then-capital Rangoon in August 1988, because they had dared to demand democracy. It helped that Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of national hero Aung San who had returned home from Oxford, was the leader of the pro-democracy movement. She was an ideal hero, a woman of great courage and beauty.http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1991/kyi-bio.html
The "Lady," as her supporters call her with deep respect, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and has spent much of the time since then under house arrest in Rangoon. Meanwhile, the government's ethnic cleansing operations in the jungles along the Thai border have continued largely unnoticed by the world public, producing victims like Paw and her family.
When the Union of Burma, a former British colony, gained its independence in 1948 it was Southeast Asia's wealthiest country. The government in the capital Rangoon awarded the country's dozens of minorities -- like the Shan, Kachin, Rohanis and Karen -- autonomous status. Some were even given the right to leave the federation after 10 years, a promise that was quickly forgotten.
Burma's democratic institutions quickly crumbled, leaving a group of kleptomaniac generals in charge. There are about 50 million people living in Myanmar today. The Buddhist Burman, who gave the country its name, make up a majority of about 70 percent of thepopulation.Paw and her family,though,are Karen,a minority of 7 million people,most of them Christians.
Burma's democratic institutions quickly crumbled, leaving a group of kleptomaniac generals in charge. They plundered the country's natural resources, including teakwood, precious stones, oil and natural gas. Their opponents, dozens of small guerilla armies, soon began waging a losing war to gain self-determination for their ethnic groups.http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,504286,00.html
drawing by marguerita
from Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China
by Arhur Wiley
For now, your site is blocked from China -
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Germany's Most Venerated Paper Gets a Makeover
The German heavyweight newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is making a daring break with tradition. The ban on photographs on the front page will soon be lifted, and editorial headlines will no longer be printed in Gothic script. But the paper's real problems will not be solved with a new image. By Markus Brauck more...
Italian Policewomen Get High Heels -- In the Wrong Size:A Sole _Destroying Mistake
Italy's 14,750 female police officers felt delighted when their new high-heeled shoes arrived. But the elegant shoes, which had been made inexpensively in Romania, didn't fit. In Italy, the land of fashion and elegance, it's only natural that public officials want to look good too. And so the Italian police ordered high heeled-shoes for its 14,750 female police officers, who wanted to give their uniform a younger and sexier look. http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,508225,00.html
Berlin Says US and France Guilty of Hypocrisy
OVER the past few years the questions have been asked ever more forcefully whether global climate changes occur in natural cycles or not, to what degree we humans contribute to them, what threats stem from them and what can be done to prevent them. Scientific studies demonstrate that any changes in temperature and energy cycles on a planetary scale could mean danger for all people on all continents.
It is also obvious from published research that human activity is a cause of change; we just don’t know how big its contribution is. Is it necessary to know that to the last percentage point, though? By waiting for incontrovertible precision, aren’t we simply wasting time when we could be taking measures that are relatively painless compared to those we would have to adopt after I’m skeptical that a problem as complex as climate change can be solved by any single branch of science. Technological measures and regulations are important, but equally important is support for education, ecological training and ethics — a consciousness of the commonality of all living beings and an emphasis on shared responsibility.further delays?
Maybe we should start considering our sojourn on earth as a loan.
“We live in a condition of paralysis and are not able to do anything about it, to liberate ourselves from the lethargy. You might call it a coma.“Italy’s cultural system is on the brink of collapse,” Cecilia Bartoli, the soprano, told the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel just this month, repeating what the filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini and other self-flagellating Italian stars have bemoaned over the years
Or better: MIASMA.....resulting in moribund culture.
Apropos immigration anxiety:
It also provides evidence, which clearly the Italians need, that immigrants aren’t all boat people or petty criminals or farm laborers or street merchants hawking Gucci knockoffs — that they’re musicians, too, good ones at that,
willing to advertise themselves as Roman, no less. That many of the players, who until lately struggled to supplement concert fees by working as cooks and waiters, still have a hard time getting temporary work permits, is another matter.
Rare white koala found
Mick, a rare white koala, is nursed back to health after being found ill in a remote part of eastern AustraliaMeet Mick, the rare white koala
A tasteless line in battledress from Vogue
Monday September 24, 2007
WAR- it's so glamorous and sexy, isn't it? No? Italian Vogue seems to think so.
In what must be the most nauseatingly tasteless fashion pictures ever, this month's issue features a shoot (no pun intended) by the American photographer Steven Meisel, inspired by the Iraq war. Shock and awe most certainly - it takes some talent to simultaneously glorify jaded soldiers, rape and violence while selling this season's Roberto Cavalli and Dior.http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/fashion/story/0,,2175666,00.html
Les faitsLe Monde.fr
La communauté internationale cherche une issue à la crise birmane
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Eroticism, Transparency and Overt Luxury
Eleganza in passerella:Mistero, la speranza: gli ingredienti Panne amore i Fantasia,Ecco!
Le opere di Lucerni allo Smooth di Milano
L'arte glamour invade i locali chic della città in occasione della settimana moda My name is Pietro Lucerni.
I'm a photographer from Italy and I'm based in Milan and New York. Most part of my work consists in fashion and fine art photography. I'm doing photography as a profession for 11 years and I'm working for several fashion designers and magazines. My fine art works have been exhibited in contemporary and photographic galleries in Europe, USA and China and published in fine art magazines.
Now I'm working on my next exhibition and I'm looking for women who would like to pose for and would like to have some signed print for their time ...
I do some test and model's portfolios as well and I usually work with a very good team: an amazing stylist and a great make-up artist. My italian studio is in Milan and in USA is in NY.
My work can be seen on my web site: www.pietro lucerni.com
Please contact me for any questions or information at:
+39 338 46 17 344 ( Italy )
+1 646 479 49 43 ( USA )
Ciao and I hope to hear from you soon ...
Che differenza c'è fra artrite e artrosi?
Il nome delle due patologie è simile, ma si tratta di problemi ben diversi. Intervista a Carlo Maurizio Montecucco, ordinario di reumatologia dell'Università di Pavia
drawing by marguerita- published in PLAYBOY -Brazil- Story by Fernando Pessoa Ferreira
By Gerald Traufetter
drawing by marguerita
Whenever humans recognize a mistake, a mysterious wave of electricity passes through the brain. Researchers think the signal could explain addiction, error correction and even the sixth sense.
Stress is normal for the 5,500 scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They know that whenever they make a decision, even the slightest error could have serious consequences.
The brain knows more than we sometimes give it credit for. Those subtle feelings of foreboding may be your gray matter telling you that you've made a mistake.Dr. Markus Ullsperger says that the brain learns quickly from its mistakes. The Cologne-based neurologist can also demonstrate that subjects who have made a mistake in the Flanker test take more time for their ensuing responses. "People change their decision-making strategy," he says. "They begin to learn from their errors."But what does the drop in dopamine production cause? What triggers the entire chain of signals? Ullsperger's explanation is that whenever the brain decides to take a specific action, it simultaneously develops an idea of the expected consequences. If the desired result occurs, the brain rewards itself with the feel-good hormone dopamine. But if something unexpected happens, the reward is withheld -- a form of self-inflicted punishment.
Human perception is highly specialized to notice contradictions between expected and actual ocurrencesAn ensemble of at least 1,000 nerve cells appears to be responsible for this ability to compare desire and reality.
Contrary to recent news reports
a unified new structure, there were no plans to announce the formation of a new
body that would have broken under one umbrella.
The resolution also calls to what will happen is that we will see more "arrogant powers.”in their eyes undercutting
in a barely disguised barb
seeking to turn up taking us into a ditch
.While Mr Ahmadinejad may want to believe that his Islamic society is exclusively non-gay, it is a belief undermined by the paradox that transsexuality and sex changes are tolerated and encouraged under Iran's theocratic system.
Meantime,eleven new species, including a snake and two butterflies, have been discovered in a remote region of Vietnam known as the Green Corridor, the WWF reveals today.
Insects are a rich source of inspiration for engineers developing innovative new materials. Many, including moths and butterflies, have anti-reflective eyes that enable them to see in low light. Some have iridescent wings for camouflage and signalling, such as the wing covers of metallic-like beetles. ‘We’ve found for the first time ever that we can not only make the iridescent structures found in nature with conventional engineering, but we can also culture cells to make them for us,’ said Professor Andrew Parker, zoologist at the Natural History Museum, and lead researcher. ‘So rather than developing complicated and expensive engineering techniques, we can let nature do the hard work.’