Pete Seeger one of the fathers of american folk music, loved and revered by so many, died yesterday. In 1955 he wrote and composed Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The song has become a classic pacifist hymn. We publish 2 versions, one by Pete Seeger and one by Marlene Dietrich. Seeger recalled about the song: “I had been reading a … Continue reading Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Jon Stewart, of The Daily Show fame, glimpses and parses, assisted by an "All Access Badge" , the Spirit of Davos. Enjoy and do not miss the end of the clip, where Samantha Bee reports right from the "Panel of Emerging Economies" where "the leaders at the World Economic Forum are laser focused on making … Continue reading The Spirit of Davos
In a revealing article published today by Die Welt, some of the elements of this year’s wish list of the representatives of the global elite, meeting this week in Davos for their yearly fest, are, if indirectly, mentioned. As expressed by Axel Weber, president of UBS, in this year's list there is the desire that … Continue reading A United Europe? Think twice
A dog rescued from ice in Eastern Russia by a team of seamen. Music: theme from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
In this article published by Zerohedge we can find a cogent explanation of the present process of wealth redistribution from poor to rich, a phenomenon felt everywhere. Whether this process is an intended one, a sort of conspiracy, or just "collateral damage" of unsound monetary and economic policies, is for the reader to decide. This … Continue reading Reverse Robin Hood explained
On the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve (FED), designed in secrecy by a group of Wall Street bankers and voted into existence by the American Congress on december 23 1913, Ron Paul publishes this article arguing that its creators have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, and that the FED has taken … Continue reading TYReads “One hundred years is long enough. End the Fed”
As I open my month-long show Catalonia’s Castellers, at the Oakwood Public Library today, it brings back fond memories of things that happened that I can never immortalize in images. As I have once said before, I went home with about 120 Gig of images and it was painful to choose one over the other. Some of the ones that have touched me most were hard to recreate if there was no story to go with it. I thought I’d share one today.
As I was standing by the heat of watching the Castellers de Vilafranca at Festa major de la Bisbal del Penedès, last August 2012, a man who introduced himself as Jeroen, approached me because of the camera I carried. I guess the massive long lens does merit attention and we had a lengthy conversation of what Castellers was all about. Before we parted ways, he invited me and my…
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Today 90 years ago, on the 15 of November 1923, by fixing the value of the recently created Rentenmark at a rate of 1 trillion (1.000.000.000.000) Papermark per 1 Rentenmark, and one month later, by setting the rate of the Rentenrmark against the US Dollar at a rate of 4,2 Rentenmark per 1 US Dollar, … Continue reading TYReads The End Of German Hyperinflation
ECB on collision course with Germany on banking union @ Financial Times Financial Times publishes this article about the reluctance of Germany to the intent of the ECB to get total supervisory and resolution control over all banks in the eurozone. The so-called "european banking union" plans seek to place eurozone banks under the overarching supervision … Continue reading Mr. Draghi & the “european banking union”
Many of us have spent time in the USA, a country for which we have harbored kind thoughts and fond memories. But in the age of the NSA spying even on the closest allies, in the age of american drones killing civilians in a routine fashion, in the age where Wall Street and its tool, … Continue reading Prescient George Carlin