February 23, 2017

Politics and truth

"I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true."  ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

O Prahova medievala

MEDIEVALILOR! PLECATI DIN JUDETUL MEU! 

Un consilier județean i-a pupat mâna noului președinte al CJ Prahova!

Chimes of Freedom: pe cind in Piata Victoriei?

"July 1988. One year before the fall of the Berlin wall, between 200.000 and 300.000 east-berliners witnessed this historical concert." Rings a bell? http://brucespringsteen.net/ Momentan e in Noua Zeelanda. Pe cind in Piata Victoriei? Chimes of Freedom! #rezist

Solitonul PSD

Dragnea/PSD: unda calatoare/soliton ceausist parazitand sarmana Romanie.

Academie si politica

Cu alte cuvinte, Academia (ma rog, o parte a ei) se angajeaza in istericale pe teme de "agenturi" dupa care incearca sa oblige studentii sa ramina in tara baronilor pe care cu onoare ii serveste. Bineinteles, in afara de masuri dictatoriale nu le trece prin cap nicio idee prin care sa stopeze "exodul creierelor". Bugger off!

November 13, 2016

RIP Leon Russell (April 2, 1942 - November 13, 2016


"Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States, Russell began playing piano at the age of four. He attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also at Will Rogers High School were Anita Bryant, who was one year older, and in the same 1959 class, David Gates. Russell and Gates played and recorded together as the Fencement. Another student at Will Rogers during this time was Elvin Bishop, although he was a few years younger than the previously mentioned. During this time Russell was already performing at Tulsa nightclubs. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1950s, he became a session musician, working as a pianist on the recordings of many notable 1960s musical artists. By the late 1960s, Russell diversified, becoming successful as an arranger and songwriter. By 1970, he had graduated to solo recording artist, although he never ended his previous roles within the music industry. After performing country music under the name Hank Wilson in the 1970s and 1980s, Russell had largely faded into obscurity. He re-emerged in 2010 when Elton John called on him to record an album that became The Union. The album brought renewed popularity to Russell who has since released a solo album and toured around the world. Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011. In June, 2011, Leon Russell was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame" (cf. Wiki - Leon Russell - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Russell)

October 7, 2016

Cruzimea fata de animale si necesitatea schimbarii structurii orei de religie

Pisică mutilată de câțiva elevi din Tălmaciu...  Asemenea acte de cruzime m-au facut sa imi schimb pozitia fata de ora de religie in scoala. In formatul actual e o "frectie la un picior de lemn": o insiruire de fragmentele doctrinare care nu se traduc intr-o schimbare in bine in materie de comportamentul social. Se impune urgent reformatarea acestei ore prin includerea aspectelor *practice* si a unor necesare activitati de serviciu social. Sa inceapa cu rudimentele de ocrotire a mediului: iesirile cu elevii la strinsul gunoaielor din parcuri le-ar face o galeata de bine elevilor pe termen lung, iare profilor de religie nu le-ar cadea galoanele. Sau o deplasare la un camin de batrani: conteaza mult mai putin ce "fleacuri" li se duc decit vizita in sine - leac pentru singuratate. Sau o vizita la un adapost de animale, unde atit profesori cit si elevi ar avea sansa sa reflecteze putin la urgenta compasiunii fata de animale. Sau sa ajute la plantarea de copacei. Ar fi atit de multe lucruri de facut - constructive dpdv social. Prea mult timp pierdut cu dogmele, cu un "doamne miluieste" la inceput de ora gata, hai, ajunge si mergeti la treaba. Imprumutind o expresie foarte utilizata pe aici, ora de religie trebuie sa fie re-proiectata dupa modelul cursurilor de 'civic engagement', ca sa merite efortul...