sabato 30 aprile 2016

Why Sicily.

'Tonnara di Scopello', Sicily, Italy.
There could be hundreds of reasons to chose Sicily as your holiday destination. Before going there in the next days, let me share the main reasons. Sicily is a washing machine of sea, sun and lot of culture (arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture and so on). You will be feeling clean and renewed after. Sicily has been shaped by waves of conquest and settlement by different peoples over 4,000 years. Since the 8th century BC, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans all settled or invaded the island, lured by its fertile lands and strategic location. Over time, this series of conquests forged a cultural identity unlike any other. Discover an island with a cosmopolitan history and identity – a place where the unique mix of peoples gave rise to an extraordinary cultural flowering. The art and objects they produced are some of the most beautiful and important in the history of the Mediterranean.

'Teatro Antico di Taormina' with vulcano Etna smoking in the background.

domenica 10 aprile 2016

SAVE THE LAGOON OF VENICE. Sign this petition to restore the protected area!

TO: THE MAYOR OF VENICE, LUIGI BRUGNARO

Please DO NOT ABOLISH the "Park of the Venetian Lagoon". DO NOT REMOVE the protection of more than 16 thousand hectares of this fragile ecosystem.

Why is this important? 

Oh my God, we have got a Trump in the Venetian lagoon. On the Italian news right now, the mayor of Venice entrepreneur Luigi Brugnaro has removed the protected area in the lagoon! This is in addition to the fact, as you probably already know, that cruises are still going through the Venetian lagoon. Only a protected area can really avoid that lobbies destroy this unique ecosystem. Oil tankers, freighters and powerful speed boats carrying hundreds of tourists, create waves that destroy the sandbars and mudflats wiping out the natural movements that once slowed down the advancement of the tides. THEY ACT AS HOT IRONS ON A VERY DELICATE FABRIC, flattening the lagoon bed. 

All these disturbances increase the erosion that is ruining the depths of the lagoon and eating away at the foundations of buildings. Not to mention the disappearance of the sand banks that acted as sponges since centuries, limiting the rise of the water level. Lobbies do not like Nature conservation laws. For this reason, they have just removed the protected area. 

mercoledì 23 marzo 2016

I vegetariani vivono 7 o 8 anni in più!

Se qualcuno sparlando ti dice che essere vegetariani significa essere deboli, chiedigli se il bufalo o il toro, gli animali più forti al mondo, sono erbivori o carnivori.


martedì 22 marzo 2016

The denial of human rights in American prisons after Iraq's invasion, provided a unique setting for radicalization and creation of the Islamic State.

Guantanamo Bay detention camp
After the disgraceful invasion of Iraq, American prisons provided a unique setting for both prisoner radicalization and inmate collaboration — and was formative in the development of today’s most potent jihadist force. In all, nine members of the Islamic State’s top command did time in one of them, at Bucca. These prisons became virtual terrorist universities: the hardened radicals were the professors, the other detainees were the students, and the prison authorities played the role of absent custodian. So, from the ashes of what former inmates called an “al-Qaeda school” rose the Islamic State. 
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/04/how-an-american-prison-helped-ignite-the-islamic-state/

Do you know that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was detained by the Americans before to become the leader of the so called Islamic State? The denial of human rights doesn't pay. 




giovedì 17 marzo 2016

Only infinite IGNORANCE can force the mayor of Venice to remove the protected area in the lagoon.

Oh my God, we have got a Trump in the lagoonOn the news right now, the mayor of Venice entrepreneur Luigi Brugnaro has removed the protected area in the lagoon. I dedicated one year of my life trying to promote the idea the only a protected area can really avoid that lobbies destroy this unique ecosystem (the previous Mayor of Venice was arrested in corruption investigation over city's flood barriers)Cruises through the Venetian lagoon!! Oil tankers, freighters and powerful speedboats, that can carry hundreds of tourists, create waves that destroy the sandbars and mudflats, and wipe out the natural movements that once slowed down the advancement of the tides. All these disruptions increase the erosion that is ruining the depths of the lagoon and eating away at the foundations of buildings.
The mayor of Venice replied to my tweet as a lad sending his first text full of emoticons:
Elthon John was right writing about the Mayor of Venice "Beautiful Venice is indeed sinking, but not as fast as the boorishly bigoted Brugnaro". Oh my God, we have got a Trump in the lagoon.

 

sabato 6 febbraio 2016

Un cimitero di blog senza vita.

All'inizio l'entusiasmo. I blog brulicavano di vita. I post sbocciavano da soli e i commenti arrivavano come insetti che riproducevano quel profumato tam tam indipendente. I blog suonavano a tamburo. Ricordo ore ed ore, intere giornate a scrivere sul blog, condividendo un libro che mi aveva aperto pagine di vita oppure santificando un posto paradisiaco scoperto per caso. I blog crescevano come creature vive e pulsanti che in qualche modo diventavano l'alter ego di chi vi ci scriveva e collaborava. Leggerli, era come accarezzare delle pagine di vita vera. Poi per quello stesso maledetto processo che vede Amazon mangiarsi ad uno ad uno tutti i negozietti, siamo incominciati a morire. Virgilio.it non c'è più, come non c'è più tempo per dare da bere a quelle piantine dei blog che muoiono assetate di contenuti. Ebay, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube hanno asfaltato tutto. Visiti l'Ansa, Il Corriere, La Repubblica, Il Fatto Quotidiano ma poi non sai più dove andare e cosa fare, non hai più quel blog indipendente. Non è morto solo Vittorio Arrigoni. E' morto anche il suo blog. Quanto tutti i negozietti hanno chiuso i battenti, ti resta quel centro commerciale dove van tutti, ma che è anche un'isola artificiale. Per questo, quanti ti imbatti in un blog senza vita, quando vedi un orologio fermo che non batte più le ore, pensa.

Hanno ucciso anche i Blog chi sia stato lo si sa.

martedì 12 gennaio 2016

Learning Italian in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire.

A man speaking a language is a man; a man who speaks two languages ​​is worth two men; a man who speaks three is all humanity. So, why don't you learn a new language? Learn a new language and you will have a new soul. You don't live in a country, you live in a language. Italian lesson is like a nice walk in Italy, una passeggiata. Jump into Italy every week and fully immerse yourself in the culture of one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

venerdì 25 dicembre 2015

Merry Christmas to everyone but this World has to change.

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