Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The World is HOT

"The nuclear arms race is like two people sitting in a pool of gasoline spending all their time making matches" John Denver
In the Air Force magazine for December 2006 an article talks about "Where the Nukes are". Here is the list:
Russia= 16.000 warheads
US=10.000 warheads
China=400 warheads
France=350 warheads
Britain=200 warheads
Israel=200 warheads
India=50 warheads
Pakistan=48 warheads
North Korea=2 warheads

How do you feel now? I can see a direct connection between the number of nukes possesed by a country and the influence it has on the World map. No wander that small countries seem to be just some toys which are passed from the hands of one big country to another one.
Well, if we all are planning to be around for some more time, we should cool off and stay away from HOT stuff: fights, argues, hatress etc. Do you need some ice? ;)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Cra-z shopping

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping"
-- Bo Derek
Today I got to experience the Black Friday in America, an incredible day.Today I have done things I have never done before. For exemple, I woke up at 4,30am to go shopping.Untill today I never woke up that early for shopping:)
The day after Thanksgiving is known in the USA as one the best days for deals on shopping. Incredible discounts were only today from 5am untill noon. Yesterday evening I was thinking it's crazy to get up only to buy cheaper things. Today I need to admit-it's worthy the effort. I couldn't believe how low could the prices drop for 6-7 hours.At 5am the parking lots were almost full and stores, malls were so crowded.It was fun watching people, especially ladies who were there.They knew were all the good stuff is :)
Even millions of people bought today all kind of great things, I still believe that money can't buy happines.Nope.Not even during the Black Friday.Happines is somewhere else...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." Cicero
I love this unique celebration in the USA- Thanksgiving Day.Of course it has to do with American history but I really like the concept. Maybe we all have to have at least one day per year to Thank God and family, friends around us for everything we have, for who we are and what we are...
America is celebrating Thanksgiving today.Yep, a lot of turkey, apple pie and many goodies.I wish we had Thanksgiving every day of the year :)
I am thankfull for family, for good friends, good health and life.Life is good. What are You thankful for?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Borat=Made in Romania.Yuk!

"We are poor and miserable. Nothing ever happens here..."
Yep, the "great" movie Borat was made in Romania. What a treat! What a country! On January 1, 2007 Romania will join European Union. So, on Jan.2 2007 we'll be able to say Borat was made in European Union.Sweet or...sour?
In the USA You don't hear much about Romania except articles like this:
Then of course, when Americans hear about Romania they will ask:"Do they have TV and refrigerators there? What do they eat?".
Romania has prety parts and dirty parts.Too sad that other nations hear and see only the bad stuff about Romanians.Anyways, don't watch the movie.Just come visit! ;)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Flushed Away

"You think I don't know a toilet when I see one?" Sid,a rat.
Two days ago I got to see Flushed Away, one of the best animated movies.I love it.I just love it.It is a great fun!
The story begings here...
Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust society rat who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the whirlpool. Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad--who royally despises all rodents equally, making no distinction between mice and rats--wants them iced…literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin--that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog...The exciment just begins.
A great quote was said by Le Frog:" I don't care about anybody's trouble, except mine...because I am French!". Ha! I think I've heard this before in the real life.Haven't you? ;)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Changing the diapers

"Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run..." ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
I looks like America had spoken:" Good Bye Republicans! Hello Democrats!". I believe many were expecting to see the Democrats gaining most of the votes on November 7th, 2006.You could already tell about different feelings in the last Presidential elections. This time, the majority had chosen the Democrats.
Have You ever looked back and thought about all the noise that elections make, about pain and tears that wars bring? Some time ago (during WW2)we were trying to conquer Germany, today we're trying hard to move and live there. Who cares for those who died thinking that they gave their life for freedom during the previous wars? Almost nobody, except their families. Then a though comes: it is worth sacrificing life for the freedom of my country, for my people? Maybe the cause I gave my life for today will not matter tomorrow...
Elections, wars etc and all this stuff doesn't really matter in the long run. What only matters are the results and the real results will be seen and understood in 40-50 years or more...
Relating to my previous post I am wandering what's more worth doing: changing politians or...changind diapers of a baby?
What does really matter in the long run?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Elections in the USA

"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason..."
Probably I'll not have to mention the reasons why most of the politicians need changing after a while. Today,Tuesday, November 7th, the USA is voting for those who tomorrow will make the rulls of the country.
It seems like the first elections mentioned in American history are dated: year 1634.Wow, quite a while for elections and of course many things changed since then.
It was interesting to see that Americans vote on Tuesday, before/after going to work. Hm, no time to waiste for a "special day". Maybe You will ask why Tuesday and not Wednesday? Why in November and not September?
For much of its history, America was a predominantly agrarian society. Law makers therefore took into account that November was perhaps the most convenient month for farmers and rural workers to be able to travel to the polls.Since most residents of rural America had to travel a significant distance to the county seat in order to vote, Monday was not considered reasonable since many people would need to begin travel on Sunday. This would, of course, have conflicted with Church services and Sunday worship.
Americans take very serious their right to vote and the media doesn't have to remind them to go and vote.
Still, it looks like the politians are the same all over the World. You see them every 4 years (only before elections). They come on the TV and make promisses. A new thing I have seen here is negative advertising. Candidates will have clips with their good actions and also they will pay for negative video clips of their competitors. You will hear negative facts on people that are running for a political job.The law limits the time and things which can be said in media on elections. The campaing is not as agressive here as it is in Romania or some other Eastern countries.
Hm, all looks good but something smells bad. Diapers or...politians? :)
Go vote!