Archive for the 'Time' Category

Music: Space Oddity

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This is ground control to Major Tom …. can you hear me Major Tom …

…and I’m sitting in a tin can, far above the moon, planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do…

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Portugal: Where you have to study to be a slave – Parva Que Sou – Deolinda

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Not only in the Arabic world where young protesters have overturned regimes installed decades ago and kept alive by generous aid from abroad and oppression of their citizens, this summer also in Europe young people in many countries were filling the streets with their protest and anger.

In Lisbon, Portugal earlier this year about 300’000 people were protesting against so-called austerity cuts and the way how current politicians want to remedy the damages from the global financial crisis on the back of the poorest and the young. These were the biggest protests in Portugal since the Carnation Revolution in 1974 that overturned dictatorship.

A song that got accidentally famous on the Internet in Portugal is currently making its way across Europe. It strongly expresses the feelings of …

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Internet: The Next Net

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The moment the "net neutrality" debate began was the moment the net neutrality debate was lost. For once the fate of a network -  its fairness, its rule set, its capacity for social or economic reformation – is in the hands of policymakers and the corporations funding them – that network loses its power to effect change. The mere fact that lawmakers and lobbyists now control the future of the net should be enough to turn us elsewhere…

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Goodbye 2010 – Welcome 2011

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A happy and prosperous 2011 from the Duvet-Dayz.com team

All the best for next year !

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Government: Your Taxes at Work – Reaching the Millennium Goals

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For this year’s Christmas we thought a short metaphor / parable describing how a very prominent PPP/ government agency in Europe has handled one of its most important business services for years now and is by this wasting billion of tax payer’s funds, might get you into the right spirit for donations to that help-industry. Like every holiday season they will certainly like many others of these so-called “humanitarian agencies” in the next days appeal to you for more donations.

Most of these agencies are doing fine but this one is certainly the black sheep. And as it seems many in that “industry” do know that but still the billions (of tax payer’s money) continue to be coming in.

Let’s assume for our little metaphor you are the owners of a small company with a few hundred staff members. Almost your whole business depends on letters people send you by mail and replies you pass back to them by mail as well…

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Music: Puccini’s Tosca – E lucevan le stelle

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Puccini’s masterpiece from the 3rd act of Tosca – Cavaradossi singing the aria while waiting for his execution. About the preparation for death that is filled by the love for life.

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