Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vino si tu la Marsul Mosilor de Craciun!

Vino si tu la Marsul Mosilor de Craciun!
http://marsulmosilor.ro/

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Faptele bune nu raman nepovestite

http://multumeste.net/
Oare cate astfel de fapte bune facem fiecare si nu ne gandim ca nu ajutam doar persoana respectiva, ci povestind despre asta, incurajam si pe altii sa o faca?
Va doresc sa faceti cat mai multe fapte bune anul viitor si de ce nu, sa incepeti de azi!
PS: Am gasit stapan pentru cainele abandonat din postul de mai devreme! O sa fie stapan pe o cabana intreaga, teren de 2000mp, si sper ca se va simti bine in noul camin.
Haideti sa povestim fiecare de cate o fapta buna facuta in ultimul timp...

Monday, December 15, 2008

A tipical stumbler's day

Friday, December 12, 2008

am gasit un caine (posibil labrador) in Sibiu zona terenului de ruigby


Este dresat(mascul), are zgarda la gat,e foarte cuminte.
cine aude ceva va rog contactati-ma ori pe mail fireangee@gmail.com, ori la tel 0744750414.
Haideti sa-l ajutam sa-si gaseasca stapanul!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Where the hell is Mat?


I know someone who will like this a great deal and will offer me the opportunity to do the same!Together ofcorse:D

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Un caine a salvat viata altui caine

http://www.bzi.ro/Un-caine-a-salvat-viata-altui-caine--VIDEO-A38403.html
Incredibil dar adevarat. Ma bucur ca si oamenii au intervenit la final si l-au ingrijit.

Protectia consumatorilor incepe sa-si faca treaba

Reclamati abuzurile la care sunteti supusi la office@asistentapentruconsumatori.ro

Lupta noastra a celor de la Asociatia http://www.AsistentaPentruConsumatori.ro se duce impotriva abuzurilor la care sunt supusi consumatorii romani.
Pentru asta avem nevoie ca voi, sa ne scrieti despre fraudele sau abuzurile la care sunteti supusi de catre comercianti sau autoritati.
Noi preluam sesizarile voastre si ne luptam pentru ca drepturile sa va fie recunoscute.

TOT CE AI DE FACUT ESTE SA NE SCRII LA ADRESA
office@asistentapentruconsumatori.ro

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Gala Super Voluntari


Monday, November 24, 2008

Expozitie aniversara Badorgood Sibiu



Dau si eu mai departe!
Dupa 6 ani de la infiintare, va invitam la Sibiu, la prima intalnire oficiala a comunitatii Badorgood. In speranta ca vom petrece cateva ore frumoase impreuna am pregatit un program, sa speram atractiv. Avem de toate, vin bun, expozitie, muzica, carti, invitati speciali, slideshow-uri, prieteni si un site nou.

- Expozitia este alcatuita idntr-o selectie de portrete reusite, publicate de-a lungul timpului pe badorgood.com;

- Invitatii: Petrut Calinescu, Mircea Gherase, Bogdan Croitoru, Mihai Moiceanu, Voicu Bojan, Andrei Pandele, Vasile Dorolti, Gicu Serban, Silviu Ghetie, Egyed Ufó Zoltán) ne-au pregatit cateva imagini, proiecte personale, pe care le vom viziona in sala de proiectii.

- Prezentarea noului site badorgood.com, reteaua sociala a fotografilor din Romania.

- Prezentarea albumului 7zile - “7 ani in Maramures”

Va asteptam la Sibiu, Sambata 6 decembrie ora 14.00 la Centru Cultural Habitus aflat la subsolul Bisericii Catolice din Piata Mare. (de fapt intrarea este prin Piata Mica)

Sponsorii intalnirii: F64 Studio, AME Design


www.badorgood.com

Se opreste apa 2 zile in Sibiu

Buna ziua,
Atentie mare! Maine marti, si poimaine miercuri,(chiar daca in ziar scrie ca doar o zi!) se opreste apa in tot Sibiul. Stiu informatia de la cineva care lucreaza cu Apa Canal.
Faceti-va rezerve si dati si informatia mai departe ca altii inca nu stiu. Eu nu stiam, nu s-a anuntat decat pe posturile locale de presa, si pentru cine nu urmareste, ghinion.
Va pup si nu uitati sa anuntati mai departe!
Maria Tancu
http://www.monitorulsb.ro/cms/site/m_sb/news/marti_nu_vom_avea_apa_52424.html

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gala pentru voluntari Sibiu 2008

Pe 5 decembrie va avea loc la Sibiu Gala pentru voluntari unde se doreste premierea celor mai activi voluntari din judetul Sibiu.

Editia 2008 este organizata de catre Directia Judeteana pentru Tineret Sibiu impreuna cu Asociatia Colors, avand ca parteneri Hotel Continental Forum, Crispus, Dram Center 07, Elio Prod SRL si Casa de Cultura a municipiului Sibiu.

Mai multe informatii privind inscrierile si poze de la editiile precedente gasiti pe blogul galei : www.galavoluntari.wordpress.com

Proiectul Prichindelul

Avem deosebita placere sa va informam despre cel mai nou proiect al Rotaractienilor din Sibiu, un proiect nascut din dorinta de a ne ajuta aproapele. Este bine cunoscut cate persoane au nevoie de ajutor, de aceea noi cei de la Rotaract am hotarat sa dam o mana de ajutor celor aflati in nevoie.

Locaţie: Centrul Comunitar Prichindelul din Sibiu, strada Bastionului, nr.1
Data: 22 noiembrie 2008, orele 14.00
Scurtă descriere:
Organizarea unei actiuni de intrajutorare a Centrului Comunitar Prichindelul din Sibiu, cu precadere sectia copilului cu handicap. Ajutorul va consta in haine, alimente, fructe, obiecte uz casnic (frigider, fier de calcat), ustensile medicale, jucarii plastic, pampersi, cearsafuri, prosoape, etc.
Copiii spitalizati aici sunt ~ 50. Sectia copilului cu handicap ~ 16 copii, intre 0 si 18 ani.
Aceasta actiune va putea fi realizata cu sprijinul unor companii din Sibiu, persoane fizice si resursele membrilor clubului Rotaract Sibiu. Printre acestia numaram: Rotary Club Sibiu, Flaro Prod, Plastic Pro, Primaria Sura Mare (Primar Avram Nicolae), Nevada Grup, Raguse Cisnadie, Rotaract Porto Torres Italia, Asi Land Services, angajatii Bancii Carpatica, angajatii Harting Manufacturing SCS, carora le multumim pe aceasta cale si speram si la alte colaborari.



Lista bunurilor donate catre Centrul Comunitar
“Prichindelul”

Clubul Rotaract Sibiu va doneaza urmatoarele bunuri, in speranta ca acestea vor aduce un pic de fericire in viata micutilor pe care ii aveti in custodie.

• Aproximativ 1000 bucati pampers pt copii si 120 bucati pampers adulti
• Un frigider nou cu dimensiunile 200/60 cm
• Folie cauciucata protectoare pentru paturi
• Mere
• Fier de calcat
• Jucarii de plastic si haine pt copii
• Cearceafuri cu elastic 10 bucati
• Prosoape 17 mari, 15 medii, 3 mici
• Un cantar pt adulti cu platforma mare
• Produse pt curatenie: detergent de haine 2 cutii, sampon 20 bucati, sapun 7 bucatii (din Italia)
• Produse alimentare: ulei si zahar (din Italia)
• Termometre pt adulti 5 bucati


Ce este Rotaract?

Rotaract este un club non-guvernamental sponsorizat de către Rotary, care cuprinde ca membrii femei şi bărbaţi între 18 şi 30 de ani. Cluburile Rotaract sunt de obicei înfiinţate de către membrii ai comunitaţii sau de studenţi şi sunt sponsorizate de către clubul local Rotary, devenind în aşa fel adevăraţi “parteneri de colaborare” şi membrii cheie a familiei Rotary.

Prin programele Rotaract, tinerii adulţi nu doar îşi sporesc cunoştinţele şi aptitudinile, dar ei raspund nevoilor fizice şi sociale ale comunitaţii lor în timp ce promovează înţelegere şi pace internaţională printr-o reţea de prietenie şi muncă în folosul comunitaţii.

Toate eforturile Rotaractului încep de la nivelul de bază şi toate cluburile Rotaract au acces la multiplele resurse ale clubului Rotary Internaţional şi ale Fundaţiei Rotary.

Ca unul dintre cele mai importante şi cel mai rapid dezvoltate programe comunitare ale Rotary, cu peste 7,600 de cluburi Rotaract în 158 de ţări, Rotaract a devenit un fenomen global.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

did you know?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Global warming, to act or not to act?

What is Global Warming?

Stop Global Warming!


This is so sad, and the problem is people don't seem to care enough, and are waiting always that someone else takes the first step before them. Stop waiting and start caring!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ze list likes me!

Who would have guessed that with a little publicity and PR I could get from being at 6599th place at 1810 in just one month. This is an important step for me, it brought me great pride and joy, and I will keep writing because it seems people like it:)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How to hide an elephant


The most interesting ones are on the guy's site so click the photo to see more!

I want to ride in an ice charriot!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I have almost one visitor after another

This is really incredible. I never knew my blog would be such a hit. Spreading information is so much easier when people are actually reading what you write:)
Please leave me a comment! Anything!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Free Hugs - 13 orase pe 30 Octombrie 2008



The idea is a great one! I'm getting and giving free hugs on Thursday!
In Sibiu it takes place on the Nicolae Balcescu street. Enjoy the fun moments life offers and take 5 seconds to hug someone today!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eu iti dau oxigenul- strangerea benzilor de pe copaci


Invitatie catre toti cei carora le face placere sa ajute, va invitam la strangerea benzilor cu "eu iti dau oxigenul" de pe copaci, actiune care are loc in toate orasele in care s-au pus initial benzi, iar in Sibiu are loc astazi(vineri) la ora 18 in fata Hotelului Silva colt cu Hotel Parc, iar maine(sambata) la 9 in Piata Mare in fata bisericii catolice. Va rugam veniti cu foarfeci sau ceva de taiat:)
Va asteptam!

"Eu iti dau oxigenul!" a ajuns la urechile intregii tari!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cod Verde Catavencu- Realitatea


Evident ca sustin campania Cod Verde, mai ales ca se potriveste de minune cu campania noastra, " eu iti dau oxigenul!"

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Eu iti dau oxigenul" - locatii



În 15 oraşe din România şi Republica Moldova, copacii vor fi înrolaţi simbolic cu mesajul “EU ÎŢI DAU OXIGENUL”.

În Bucureşti, clubul Rotaract Bucureşti Universitate are ca punct de întâlnire intrarea la Metrou Aviatorilor, ora 12 şi va acţiona în următoarele locuri: Piaţa Presei Libere şi Piaţa Universităţii, pe Şoseaua Chiseleff, Bd Constantin Prezan, Bd. Aviatorilor, Bd. Lascăr Catargiu, Bd Magheru.

În Iaşi, acțiunea se va desfășura începând cu orele 12, locul de pornire fiind esplanada Palatului Culturii. De aici, echipele formate din câte 4 membri Rotaract vor pleca echipați cu role de scotch personalizate cu motto-ul proiectului, ”Eu iți dau Oxigenul” , spre diferite zone ale oraşului: Copou, Bvd. Independenței, Bvd. Ștefan Cel Mare, Podu Roș, Pacurari ș.a.

În Râmnicu Vâlcea, membrii Rotaract împreună cu colegii de la Interact şi diverşi prieteni, se întâlnesc la ora 9 în centrul oraşului, la ceas. De aici, acţiunea se va desfăşura în locaţii de interes public şi trafic intens, începând cu Calea lui Traian, din Nord până în Sud.

În Sibiu acţiunea se desfăsoară în zona Piaţa Mare- Nicolae Bălcescu, Mihai Viteazu, Parcul Subarini, punct de întâlnire Piaţa Mare, ora 12.

În Satu Mare, acţiunea se desfăşoară în Piaţa libertăţii, Piaţa 25 octombrie, străzile: Mihai Eminescu, Micu Klein, Decebal, Bd. Vasile Lucaciu, Bd. Henri Coandă, străzile Ioan Slavici, Ştefan cel Mare, Ady Endre, Bd. Ion C. Brătianu, Bd. Traian, Bd. Cloşca, Drumul Careiului, Bd. Octavian Goga, Bd. Independenţei, Bd. Lucian Blaga, străzile Al. I. Cuza, Mileniului şi Horea. În Satu Mare rotaracţii se întâlnesc în Parcul Municipal.

În Vaslui, membrii Rotaract împreună cu colegii lor de la Interact se vor întâlni în Piaţa Civică a oraşului la orele 10.00. De aici împărţiţi în 3 echipe mixte vor acoperi zona Copou – Secu şi strada Ştefan cel Mare, împărţită în două sectoare: Gară – Centru şi Centru – Cartier. La final o parte din membrii prezenţi la acţiune vor merge la Bârlad pentru a continua acţiunea şi acolo cu colegii de la clubul care se va înfiinţa în curând.

În Piteşti, membrii Rotaract și Interact, sprijiniți de prieteni, rude și vecini, ne întâlnim sâmbătă dimineață la orele 11 în centru, la fântâna cântătoare din fața Primăriei. Centrul este și prima zonă în care vom aplica benzile. Acțiunea continuă în Pădurea Trivale, Parcurile Expoparc și Ștrand și vom încheia cu Bulevardul Petrochimiștilor.

NOTĂ: Articolul se va actualiza pe măsură ce cluburile Rotaract vor trimite informaţii. Reveniţi frecvent pe pagina noastră pentru a fi la curent cu evoluţia proiectului!

Lost. A theory of time travel



This is one of the most complicated series ever watched. The scenario depicted in the article makes sense in a very weird and SF way.
For all the fans out there, click the photo to read the LOST theory!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

” EU ITI DAU OXIGENUL ! ”


Sâmbătă, 18 octombrie, mii de copaci din toată ţara se vor uni în semn de protest: ” EU IŢI DAU OXIGENUL !”, afirma fiecare copac prin intermediul unei benzi adezive personalizate.

Persoane de contact ROTARACT Bucuresti Universitate: Andrei Dobircianu, 0740212537, ovidiuandrei.dobircianu@rotaract.ro

Persoane de contact ROTARACT Sibiu: Andrei Roşca, 0746131192, Andrei.Rosca@rotaract.ro

Sute de rotaractieni din Districtul 2241- Romania şi Republica Moldova - organizează concomitent în 19 oraşe din ţară în data de 18 octombrie 2008, ora 12, acţiunea „EU ÎŢI DAU OXIGENUL",prin care se doreşte sensibilizarea populaţiei şi conştientizarea importanţei naturii urbane asupra calităţii vieţii de zi cu zi.

În Bucureşti, locul de întâlnire este Intrarea la Metrou Aviatorilor, ora 12, iar acţiunea se desfăşoară între Piaţa Presei Libere şi Piaţa Universităţii, pe Şoseaua Chiseleff, Bd Constantin Prezan, Bd. Aviatorilor, Bd. Lascăr Catargiu, Bd Magheru

În Sibiu acţiunea se desfăsoară în zona Piaţa Mare- Nicolae Bălcescu, Mihai Viteazu, Parcul Subarini, punct de întâlnire Piaţa Mare, ora 12.

ROTARACT (www.rotaract.ro) este o organizaţie internaţională de tineri (numele înseamnă "Rotary Action"), prezentă în România de mai bine de 10 ani. ROTARACT are ca scop formarea tinerilor ca lideri ai comunităţilor din care fac parte, prin munca şi serviciile voluntare depuse în folosul comunităţii, pe plan local şi în întreaga lume. A fost fondat în 1968 de Rotary şi are în prezent în jur de 150.000 membri fără distincţie de rasă, sex, naţiune, iar membri se întâlnesc în peste 7.000 cluburi.
Rotary International,(www.rotary.org) organizaţia sub umbrela căreia funcţionează ROTARACT, are peste 1,3 milioane membri pe tot globul, fiind cea mai mare asociaţie umanitară din lume.

Sâmbătă, 18 octombrie 2008, mii de copaci din toată țara vor fi marcați cu banderole pe care scrie "EU ÎŢI DAU OXIGENUL". În oraşul nostru, acţiunea este susţinută de clubul ROTARACT Sibiu. Proiectul este autorizat de primăria locală.

Acţiunea "EU ÎŢI DAU OXIGENUL" este promovată de Clubul Rotaract prin intermediul a 19 Cluburi din 15 oraşe din Romania şi Republica Moldova: Bacău, Bârlad, Baia Mare, Bucureşti, Chişinău, Constanţa, Iaşi, Piteşti, Reşiţa, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Târgu Mureş, Timişoara şi Vaslui.
Prin acest proiect dorim să sensibilizăm populaţia şi să o facem conştientă de importanţa naturii urbane asupra calităţii vieţii de zi cu zi. Vrem ca oamenii să înţeleagă cui datorăm oxigenul necesar vieţii şi să îi încurajăm să gândească şi sa acţioneze ecologic.

Pentru a urmări desfăşurarea evenimentului, intraţi pe www.EuItiDauOxigenul.ro

A hostel in an Airplane!


I love to travel, and in case I will ever be in the near of Stockholm, Sweden, I will sleep here, no matter what:)
for more details click the photo!

Firefox 3 hit 8 million downloads in 24 hours


Mozilla Firefox 3 managed to set a Guinness World Record by being downloaded by 8,002,530 people from 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008.
Crazy web world we live in!
I, of corse was one of them:) acctually two of them considering I have 2 diferent IP's and computers:))
You can see for yourself how your country ranked by clicking here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lego offers you endless possibilities



I had my share of Lego's as I was a kid, and that developed my skills for puzzeling later:)
But the development of the whole Lego world is and will remain incredible!
Check out the Lego Factory where you can make your own Lego model on the computer program and then buy it!

Lego Factory CLICK HERE

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Another list of things to do before you die

I found another list of things I should do before I die, so here it is and how far I've come:

1. Attend at least one of the major sports events i.e. the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open or the Olympics.

2. Throw a Large pool side party and invite every friend.

3. Skydive.

4. Have your portrait painted.

5. Watch the launch of the space shuttle.

6. Spend a day eating only junk food

7. Get a role in a film as Extra.

8. Tell someone the story of your life, sparing no details.


9. Make love on a forest floor.

10. Make love on a train.

11. Learn to skate.

12. Own a room with a view.

13. Brew your own beer.

14. Learn how to take a compliment.

15. Buy a round-the-world air ticket, pack a suitcase and run away from it all.

16. Grow a beard and leave it for at least a month.

17. Give your mother a dozen red roses and say “I Love you MOM!”

18. Be a member of the audience in a TV show.

19. Put your name down to be a passenger on the first tourist shuttle to the moon.

20. Send a message in a bottle.

21. Ride a camel into the desert.

22. Get to know your neighbors.

23. Plant a tree.

24. Learn not to say yes when you really mean no.


25. Write a fan letter to your all-time favorite hero or heroine.

26. Visit the Senate and the House of Representatives to see how Congress really works.

27. Learn to ballroom dance properly.

28. Eat jellied eels from a stall in London.

29. Be the boss.

30. Fall deeply in love - helplessly and unconditionally.


31. Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia.

32. Sit on a jury.

33. Write the novel you know you have inside you.

34. Go to a lake, hire a boat and spend they day reading on it.

35. Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone home (just once).

36. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich.

37. Be someone’s mentor.

38. Shower in a waterfall.

39. Ask for a raise.

40. Learn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill.

41. Teach someone illiterate to read.

42. Be one of the first to take a flight on the new Airbus A380.

43. Spend a night in a haunted house — by yourself.

44. Write down your personal mission statement, follow it, and revise it from time to time.

45. See a lunar eclipse.

46. Spend New Year’s in an exotic location.

47. Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.

48. Experience weightlessness.

49. Sing a great song in front of an audience.


50. Ask someone you’ve only just met to go on a date.

51. Drive across America from coast to coast.

52. Make a complete and utter fool of yourself.

53. Own one very expensive but absolutely wonderful business suit.

54. Write your will.

55. Sleep under the stars.

56. Take a ride on the highest roller coaster in the country.

57. Learn how to complain effectively — and do it!

58. Go wild in Rio during Carnival.

59. Spend a whole day reading a great novel.

60. Forgive your parents.

61. Learn to juggle with three balls.

62. Drive the Autobahn.

63. Find a job you love.

64. Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina-coladas.

65. Overcome your fear of failure.

66. Raft through the Grand Canyon.

67. Donate money and put your name on something: a college scholarship, a bench in the park.

68. Buy your own house and then spend time making it into exactly what you want.

69. Grow a garden.

70. Spend three months getting your body into optimum shape.

71. Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring.

72. Accept yourself for who you are.


73. Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public.


74. Scuba dive off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

75. Go up in a hot-air balloon.

76. Attend one really huge rock concert.


77. Kiss someone you’ve just met on a blind date.

78. Be able to handle: your tax forms, Jehovah’s Witnesses, your banker, telephone solicitors.

79. Give to a charity — anonymously.

80. Lose more money than you can afford at roulette in Vegas.

81. Let someone feed you peeled, seedless grapes.

82. Kiss the Blarney stone and develop the gift of gab.

83. Fart in a crowded space.

84. Make love on the kitchen floor.

85. Go deep sea fishing and eat your catch.

86. Create your own web site.

87. Visit the Holy Land.

88. Make you spend a half-day at a concentration camp and swear never to forget.

89. Run to the top of the Statue of Liberty.

90. Create your Family Tree.

91. Catch a ball in the stands of a major league baseball stadium.


92. Make a hole-in-one.

93. Ski a double-black diamond run.

94. Learn to bartend.

95. Run a marathon.

96. Look into your child’s eyes, see yourself, and smile.

97. Reflect on your greatest weakness, and realize how it is your greatest strength.


98. Make bread from scratch.

99. Climb a mountain.

100. Ride an elephant through the jungles of Thailand.

101. Give back by coaching a youth sports team.

102. Bungee jump.

103. Save money and buy something just for yourself.


104. Give a compliment to someone that you don’t usually like.


105. Become a good listener.

106. Experience (firsthand) the birth of a child.

107. Spontaneously give roses to your wife or husband for no reason.

108. Visit Taj Mahal.

109. Climb a mountain or make it to base camp of K2 at least

110. Show patience with young children.


111. Visit the Pyramids of Egypt.THis is happening next month:D

112. Go white water rafting.

113. Kiss a complete stranger on New Years.

114. Keep a diary of miscellaneous thoughts.


115. Fly to another state for a day, and come back home.

116. Swim in Dead Sea.

117. Dunk a basketball.

118. Get a tattoo.

119. Go camping in a remote area and be able to live off of the land.

120. Go through a toll bridge and pay for you and the car behind you.

121. Give blood.

122. Watch a real tornado (from a safe distance).

123. Make love in a tractor on the busiest day of the State Fair.

124. Wish upon a shooting star.

125. Catch a firefly and put him in a jar.

126. Visit the country your ancestors called home.

127. Leave a dollar where a kid will find it.

128. Fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter.

129. Lend money to a friend without expecting it back.

130. Have a suit made by a tailor.

131. Ride in a gondola in Venice.

132. Teach a class.

133. See the sun rise over Rohtas Fort.

134. Plant a tree.

135. Fly on the Concorde.

136. Stand on the Great Wall.

137. See an opera at La Scala in Milan.

138. Learn to speak French.

139. Take a balloon ride.

140. Hang up on a lawyer.

141. Kiss someone passionately in public.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Why? why ? why?

via http://www.jokeswarehouse.com
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars , but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going !'

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the he at?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And my FAVORITE......

The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

The Cycle of Stuff and why we miss the important parts

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Extreme drug resistant Tuberculosis awareness video

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Plastic Pollution Destroys Marine Wildlife



Plastic PollutionBy negligently discarding plastic items, especially plastic water bottles, fishing gear and plastic bags, people are unknowingly causing the deaths of millions of mammals, fish, birds and reptiles each and every year. We defile the face of the earth with plastic refuse creating waterway contamination.


Since the invention of plastic earlier this century, it has become a popular material used in a wide variety of unique and innovative applications. Plastic is used to make, or wrap around, many of the items we buy or use. The problem comes when we no longer want these items and how we dispose of them, particularly the throwaway plastic material used in wrapping or packaging. Plastic is accessible, lightweight and quickly discarded. Too quickly discarded.


Plastics are widely used as they are easy and inexpensive to manufacture, strong and durable. Regrettably these same desirable characteristics make plastic an overwhelming pollution problem. Low quality and low cost means plastic is readily discarded. Plastics take around 300 years to photo degrade. Its long life assures it survives in the environment for extended periods where it can do great harm. Plastic does not easily decompose and requires high energy ultra-violet light to break down, therefore the massive volume of plastic waste in the worlds' streams, rivers and oceans is steadily increasing. Plastic is now found in virtually all the oceans and rivers of the world, even the most inaccessible and once pristine.Plastic Pollution


Oceanographer Charles Moore says the amount of toxic plastic pollution in the worlds oceans is so extensive it's beyond cleaning up. A toxic plastic graveyard double the size of Texas swirls in the waters of the Pacific between San Francisco and Hawaii. There Moore and his crew found that the water contained six parts of plastic for every part plankton, with a five times escalation in the amount of plastic between 1997 and 2007.


Over 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide every year and the total is growing. That is an unconscionable amount of waste, so much that more than one million bags are used every minute and their impact on the planet is devastating. Plastic bags are only part of the crisis. America alone, yearly produces more than of 800,000 tons of plastic bottle pollution. Around the globe, our precious planet is defaced and poisoned with more than 100 million tons of plastic pollution annually.


According to the California Costal Commission, over 80 per cent of refuse within our rivers and coastal waterways, most of it being plastic, originates on land rather than coming from boats.


Plastic PollutionPlastic affects marine wildlife in deadly ways: entangling creatures and by being consumed. Turtles are particularly devastated by plastic refuse. All seven of the world's turtle species are already endangered or threatened for a multitude of reasons. Turtles become entangled in fishing nets, and many sea turtles have expired with plastic garbage bags in their stomachs. Studies indicate turtles mistake these floating semi-transparent bags for jellyfish and eat them. The turtles die an inhumane death from choking or from being unable to eat. A dead turtle found off the coast Hawaii was found to have more than 1000 pieces of plastic in its stomach including part of a comb, a toy truck wheel and lank of nylon rope.


There is great environmental concern about the effect of plastic trash on all marine mammals. These elegant creatures are already under threat for a variety of other reasons: e.g. seal and whale populations have been decimated by unregulated hunting. A recent study concluded that in excess of 100,000 marine mammals die unnecessarily each year as a result of plastic pollution.


Worldwide over 100 bird species are known to ingest plastic. This includes more than 35 species located off the coast of South Africa. A recent study of blue petrel hatchlings at South Africa's remote Marion Island showed that 90 per cent of the baby chicks examined had plastic in their digestive systems, apparently fed to them accidentally by their parents. South Africa seabirds are the highest affected seabird population in the world. Plastics remain in the birds' digestive systems, stopping digestion and resulting in starvation.


PLastic PollutionScientific reviews are inconclusive about how much plastic birds and fish are eating, however scientist agree that plastic in seafood is likely to be harmful for people. Plastic is compared with better understood toxic materials such as mercury. Plastic acts like a sponge when in contact with poisons such as PCBs, concentrating them at levels that are millions of time more than in untainted seawater.


Ingredients in plastic have been linked to cancer and reproductive abnormalities. Bisphenol A, found in plastic water bottles, has been shown to cause cancer in lab rats, to disrupt hormone levels and is associated with obesity and diabetes.


Scientific studies also cause concerns that the massive swirls of floating plastic could contribute to global warming by creating a thick shady canopy that makes it difficult for plankton and plant life to sustain growth.


Let's examine a few different ways where together we can make a change. The global crisis of plastic pollution demands urgent study and action. Business should be encouraged to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging and to reuse and recycle. Plastic wrapping and plastic garbage bags should carry a warning label advising of the dangers of plastic pollution and shoppers should be encouraged to use earth-wise shopping bags of organic, natural materials or recycled plastic fibers. Please tell this to our law makers. The situation only continues to worsen. We must act now!


Support re-cycling programs and promote environmental awareness in your local community. Take a pro-active stance in asking governments to make changes and consumers to adjust their attitudes. Purchase items requiring less plastic wrapping and advise store management why we are doing so. We can speak with a loud voice when we speak with our dollars.


Plastic PollutionChoose to drink tap or carbon filtered water from a glass-lined reusable container. If you do purchase plastic bottles, dispose of the container properly. Please recycle.


With the increase in environmental awareness, it has become painfully obvious that there is more that we can do to create a sustainable society. If every one of us would take a few tiny steps, make a few different choices and consciously consider our impact on the planet, there may be a way to restore the world to its original beauty and resources.


About the Author


Marlene Affeld's passion for the environment and all things natural inspire her to write informative and insightful articles to assist others in living a Green Lifestyle. For more Green Living info from Marlene visit Nandu Green at http://nandugreen.com/index.php/Green-Lifestyle/Sustainability.html


Article Source Earth Articles Green Directory

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I wanna go out of this world in a styleish way



So this is the best possible home for my body after the departure.
This is not thought as a pessimistic thing, it is just in case it will happen sudden and unexpected, otherwise I expect to live at least 200 years, and until then they will find an even more styleish one:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Who knew you can be a volunteer online?



Click on the images to get there.

Where to find audiobooks


Here is a very interesting post about where to find audiobooks on the web.

incredible dog escape

Sunday, September 21, 2008

World Car FREE day is Monday, 22 September!


I'm going to WALK to my weekly Rotaract meeting !

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I know someone who would enjoy this idea:)


click for more...

Rotary.org Celebrating life 100 times over




Rotary does a lot of good in the World. Read for yourself.

So how are companies supposed to use Social Media?


Web 2.0 and Social Media

From: shantanu.adhicary, 1 month ago


Web 2.0 and Social Media
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Social Media and Web 2.0 presentation designed with the help of Marta Kagan


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Who knew there are soo many internet users...


Universal Mccann International Social Media Research Wave 3

From: mickstravellin, 5 months ago





This is the Social Media Research done by Universal Mccann including 17,000 people in 29 countries


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From social media to product development 2.0



Searching the web has become more of a job for me than my regular work. I guess I am more involved in this conglomerate called social media, than most people could wish for.
The article (click the photo) explains how products used to be and are percieved now, and how the interaction with the community is now more important than clasic advertising.

Interesting article about (Web 2.0) the new Social Media

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer


Dunno where they get the inspiration, but these are great:)

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  1. Sleeping In on a Rainy Day – As the rain beats lightly against the window, you nestle your head deeper into your pillow. The sound is soothing and your bed feels like a sanctuary. There is no place you would rather be.
  2. Finding Money You Didn’t Know You Had – You reach into your pocket and find a $20 bill from the last time you wore these jeans. You aren’t rich, but you are richer than you were a second earlier.
  3. Making Brief Eye Contact with Someone of the Opposite Sex – You pass her on the street or in the subway. She glances up at you momentarily, making direct eye contact in a way that seems to communicate a subtle curiosity. For a split second it makes you think… and then it’s gone.
  4. Skinny Dipping – There is something mysteriously liberating about being naked in a body of water. You are naked, but it feels natural, a sense of unrefined freedom.
  5. Receiving a Real Letter or Package via Snail Mail – E-mail has become the primary source of written communication. Most snail mail these days is junk mail. When you check the mail and find a real letter or package from someone you know, excitement overtakes you as you tear into this rare gift.
  6. Making the Yellow Light - It’s one of the most common simple pleasures, the act of beating the pack. As you blaze through the yellow light you glance in your rearview to see all the cars behind you stopping at the red light. Yes! You made it!
  7. Telling a Funny or Interesting, True Story - One of the most enticing roles you lead in life is that of the storyteller. You love to share stories, especially those that will captivate your audience with deep curiosity and humor. There are few things more satisfying than telling a true story that others enjoy listening to.
  8. Seeing a Friend Stumble Over Himself – As you walk across the street with your friend, he fails to accurately address the curb on the other side. He trips and stumbles around momentarily before regaining his footing, then swiftly attempts to play it off like nothing happened. This can be a hilarious sight if the moment is right.
  9. Hearing the Right Song at the Right Moment - It doesn’t matter what the setting is, hearing the right song for that moment is one of those simple pleasures in life that instantly lifts your spirits. You could be driving home from work, hanging out at a bar with friends, or jogging. When the right song rattles your ear drums the entire meaning of life seems crystal clear.
  10. The First Sip of a Beverage When You’re Thirsty – You just finished mowing the lawn or taking a long jog. The only thing on your mind is an ice-cold glass of water. When you are really, really thirsty, that first sip of any liquid beverage is sheer bliss.
  11. Catching a Glimpse of Bare Skin on the Opposite Sex – For guys, it’s when the waitress bends over a little too far. For girls it’s seeing that buff guy in a Speedo. Either way, when you see a bit more skin than you were expecting on the opposite sex, you can’t help but to smirk on the inside.
  12. Saying the Same Thing Simultaneously – There is a moment of silence. Then all of the sudden you and your friend blurt out the same exact set of words simultaneously. This rare occurrence is something to smile about.
  13. The Pull-Through Parking Spot – You pull into a parking spot and are delighted to see the availability of the parking spot immediately in front of you. You pull through to the spot in front so that when you return to the car you can drive forward out of the parking spot. Why? Because driving backwards is a pain in the butt.
  14. Realizing You Have More Time to Sleep – Something abruptly awakens you and you think it’s time to get up. Then you squint over at your alarm clock and realize you still have 2 more hours to sleep. A warm euphoric feeling shoots though your body as you glide gracefully back to your dreams.
  15. People Watching – Sitting there on your bench you can see people in every direction. Tall people, small people, thin and plump. Blond, brunette, and redhead alike. Each of them has a different stride and a unique expression. As you drift from body to body you are mesmerized by what you see.
  16. Putting On Clothes Straight from the Dryer – As soon as the dryer buzzes, you pull out your clothes and put them on. They feel soothingly warm on your skin and emit a fresh-scented aroma into the air. A sentiment of ease comes over you as you head out to conquer the day.
  17. A Familiar Smell – You just pulled into your parent’s driveway and opened the car door. You haven’t been home in a long while. You smell familiarity in the air, the scent of a large pine tree in the neighbor’s yard. As you head through the front door, more familiar smells consume your senses. Gosh, it feels good to be home…
  18. The Feeling You Get When Your Idea Works – You have been struggling to resolve a complex problem all day and you just can’t seem to get it right. Filled with frustration, you decide to exercise one last idea before calling it a night. You’ve had many ideas before that failed miserably… but this time it works.
  19. Fresh, Clean Bed Sheets – You yank at the corner of the bedspread to create just enough space to slide your body under the freshly cleaned sheets. The sheets feel cool to the touch. Everything seems so clean, like nobody has ever slept in this bed before.
  20. A Beautiful View – As the car veers around the side of the mountain you gaze out the passenger window. It’s a clear, sunny day and you can see the entire valley below filled with wild flowers and bright green vegetation. The scenery reminds you of something you once saw in National Geographic. But here it is live, right before your eyes.
  21. Reminiscing About Old Times with Your Closest Friends – Pink Floyd once said “the memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime”. There is no simple pleasure more satisfying than recounting the greatest moments of your life with your closest friends who lived these moments alongside you.
  22. Receiving an Unexpected Compliment – It’s been an average day. Nothing really great has happened, but nothing terrible occurred either. This monotonous day has put you in a dreary mood. Unexpectedly, an older, attractive lady taps you on the shoulder, calls you “handsome” and says she loves your shirt. The day just got a whole lot better.
  23. Having a Good Laugh – Laughter is the greatest cure of all. Life is extraordinary in the moments when you are laughing so hard you can barely breathe. These moments of deep laughter are divine in the sense that they cleanse your mood and set your mind on a positive track.
  24. The Feeling After a Healthy Workout - It’s a giddy feeling of self accomplishment; the one true activity that actually makes you feel better and look better simultaneously. When you walk out the front door of the gym you are on top of the world.
  25. The Celebration in the Instant Something Makes Sense – Even now that it has explained to you for the third time, you just don’t understand how it works. Everyone else seems to understand but you. Then out of the blue the dots connect in your mind. You finally get it, and it feels great!
  26. Relaxing Outdoors on a Sunny Day – As you relax sprawled out in a lawn chair, the sun warms your skin and a light breeze keeps the temperature comfortable. Birds are chirping merrily in the trees behind you. You are at complete peace with the environment.
  27. Holding Hands with Someone You Love – Every time she grabs your hand you are overcome with an awareness of how much she means to you. Holding hands is sensual and physically intimate, yet subtle. There are few people you allow to hold your hand, so when it happens you can be sure that the moment is special.
  28. Playing in the Water – Water marvels people of all ages. From jumping in puddles as a child, to doing cannon balls in the pool as an adolescent, to enjoying a cocktail in the Jacuzzi as an adult… water is enjoyable.
  29. Making Someone Smile – You notice that your colleague has been under a great deal of stress with meeting a deadline, so you take it upon yourself to complete one of her indirect responsibilities for her. As soon as she realizes what you did, she comes into your office with a big smile on her face. “Thank you”, she says. You just hit two birds with one stone, because making her smile just made your day.
  30. Finishing What You Started – You just finished up a big project you’ve been working on for the last few months, or maybe you just finished your first marathon… Either way, you finalized what you set out to accomplish. The feeling of self accomplishment you get when you finish what you started is by far one of the most rewarding simple pleasures life has to offer. "

Mark and Angel Rock



This guy says he meditates each week about one of these, I try to live by them every day. Let's see which one of them are on my list:
  1. There are people in this world that would die for me. Anyone? I'm waiting for volunteers
  2. There are people in this world I would die for. Yes, they're not going to know about it until it comes to that, but yes!
  3. The truth will set me free. I will never lie. Almost never, sometimes a lie can save people a lot of grief.
  4. People are not mind readers. I must never hesitate to tell someone how I feel.
  5. Mistakes happen. I must learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of others.Sometimes I keep making the same mistakes in different ways, guess that's also wrong, right?:))
  6. Life is short and people are not perfect. I will forgive myself. I will forgive others. Yes, except the little pleasures of having someone to hate, even just pretend:)
  7. My smile brings happiness to the world around me. And so I have been told many times!
  8. There is nobody else exactly like me, with my exact abilities, talents, and ideas. And I made damn sure of that!
  9. The people I care about deserve to know it. I will show them how much they mean to me on a regular basis. And some of them find out sooner than normal:))
  10. I will accept compliments and criticism openly and make educated decisions based on a weighted sum of the two. As long as the critics are not hypocrite, I gladly accept it.
  11. Information is infinite. There are ideas, products and cultures I do not yet understand. I will always keep an open mind to new formulas. As long as the ideas are not crazyer than the limit I can live with:))
  12. I am in competition with one person, and one person only… myself. I am competing to be the best I can be. Maria and Alexandra compete all the time, this time Alexandra is winning!Good for her!
  13. True wisdom is the byproduct of life experience. I will seek as many real world experiences as possible.
  14. Education involves self-imposed discipline. I can only learn if I want to learn. I want to learn.
  15. I will treat everyone with the same level of respect I would give to my grandfather and the same level of patience I would have with my baby brother.
  16. I am what I eat. My body is a machine that must be fueled properly if I intend to make it last. And that is why I eat healthy and only indulge in KFC, Icecream and other not so healthy stuff once so often.
  17. I will think before I act, but I will always act. yeah, and act and think always works too:))
  18. I will try new things for the sake of broadening my horizons. Unless it's eating frog or insects, and unless it's not safe, I;m a little scared girl:))
  19. I will never be reckless with another person’s feelings. Definatelly. And I expect the same.
  20. I will never let someone persist on being reckless with my feelings. Ah there it was:)
  21. The three most important things in my life are my health, my family and friends, and my education. Everything else is secondary. soo true...
  22. I will celebrate my successes. I deserve it. And if no one will celebrate with me, then I'll just celebrate my miself:)
  23. Money will only make my life easier if it is mine free and clear. That is why getting it from parents doesn't help the conscience.
  24. If I wake up several mornings in a row and hate what I am about to do with my day, I will make a change. Life is too short. Thank the Arhitect I haven't gotten to that point yet.
  25. I will never be jealous. Jealously only deteriorates possibility. Well, at least I will try to not show it unless it;s beneficial to the relationship(confidence boost for the other)
  26. My attitude can change my reality. yes, I see life in pink!
  27. If I want to remember it, I will write it down in a trusted location. Or take a picture, that helps!
  28. I will never spend more than I have. I even spend less than I have:)
  29. I will thank the people who have helped me, and I will return the favor as soon as I am able. And I am still not waiting for thanks on the people I've helped:)
  30. I will never complain about a problem. I will supply a solution instead. And in case there is no solution, I will complain:))
  31. I will listen more than I speak. yep, gee I could be ZEN
  32. If I don’t know, I will ask questions. These guys know me soo well...
  33. Everything is nothing without happiness. I must do what makes me happy. And that is why that is the goal lf my life:)
  34. I will never succumb to greed. Enough is enough. Thank the Arhitect again, that I have enough to say I have enough:)
  35. Time is precious. I will manage my time effectively. I'm so efficient you can;t even catch me working!
  36. Right now is the only guaranteed moment in my life. I will make the best of it. And Right now is the place I would like to be forever, because this feels soo good.
  37. I will stand firm by my values without senselessly promoting them. Hmm Senseless? I think not!
  38. I will never over-promise. I will over-deliver on everything I commit to. Sometimes good enough is good enough though:)
  39. I will always assess the situation and provide value where needed. Gee project manager they call me:)
  40. I cannot make someone love me. I can only be someone who can be loved. And I'm really trying over here;)
  41. I will always strive to be the best I can be, but I will never try to be someone I’m not. Did that, didn't work too well, so gave up the idea and became ME!
  42. I will always articulate my words so people understand me. Some people still don't understand:))
  43. I will slow down and become conscious of life’s simple pleasures. The ones who know me tell me that's my whole life!
  44. Everything I do is by choice. There is always another option.Unless you have no other option except for not choosing:))
  45. Less is more. I will get rid of the stuff I do not use. I hate a cluttered house!
  46. If I never try, I will never know. Some things I really really don't wanna know!
  47. I will face my fears. I will not cower. Unless it's a horror movie, I tend to look fear in the eyes from behind the pillow or really holding on to someone's hand:D And I scream too:)
  48. My habits define my life.
  49. I will always take ownership of my actions, or my actions will own me.
  50. I will never make decisions in a state of emotional haste. Still working on this one:)
  51. If I don’t finish what I start, my success rate will always be zero. neah, milestones set my rate of success and I enjoy every one!

70 things to do before you have kids


I found this post with yet another list of things to do, this time before I have kinds(in case I ever do decide to have any)
So here it is:
  1. Live in a high rise condo with an amazing view.
  2. Take a month long vacation on the opposite side of the world in a city with a completely different culture.
  3. Attend the Super Bowl live.(guess watching the Yankees once should count for someone from Romania, right?
  4. Jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
  5. Make love in places you aren’t supposed to.
  6. Swim with the sharks.
  7. Scuba-dive to a large ship wreck.
  8. Audition to be on TV or in a movie… even if you’re just an extra.
  9. Throw the house party of all house parties. Supply all the booze and invite everyone you know.
  10. Take sexy photos of yourself (keep them somewhere safe).
  11. Learn to fly a plane.
  12. Become skilled with a musical instrument.
  13. Live in southern California for at least a year.
  14. Live in the heart of New York City, Chicago, Boston or another major city for at least a year. Long Island counts right?
  15. Spend a few weeks vacationing on the beaches of Kauai with your partner.
  16. Surf a Hawaiian wave.
  17. Learn to speak a foreign language.
  18. Visit the North Pole.
  19. Attend The Tonight Show or The Late Show as an audience member.
  20. Read at least 30 books.
  21. Jump off a cliff into a natural body of water in an exotic location.
  22. Go mountain climbing.
  23. Go deep sea fishing and learn to filet and cook your own fish.
  24. Go horseback riding on the beach with your partner.
  25. Drink warm beer out of a barrel in a real Irish pub.
  26. Spend a night pub-hopping in London.
  27. Stage dive and crowd surf at a rock concert.
  28. Take a set amount of money and hit the Blackjack and Craps tables in Las Vegas. Atlantic City is in this year!
  29. Visit a high-end Las Vegas strip club.
  30. Embark on a month-long road trip across the country with 3 of your best friends.
  31. Ride a camel across a sandy desert.
  32. Go white water rafting.
  33. Go snowboarding in the Rockies.Our Rockies count too!
  34. Get in great shape and enter some kind of fitness competition.
  35. Attain a solid understanding of how the government works in your country.
  36. Master one particular style of dance. Maria Style rocks!
  37. Fall in love. Just have!
  38. Write a book… even if it’s short and never gets published. still going to finish it...
  39. Drive through a (somewhat safe) portion of a third world country like Mexico or Costa Rica to gain perspective on what true poverty looks like. Ferentari counts, difinately!
  40. Go skinny dipping in a large body of water at midnight.
  41. Take a shower under a waterfall.
  42. Decide on your current life goals and write them down.
  43. Spend New Years Eve in Times Square.
  44. Go on a blind date (or a couple’s dinner date with new friends you hardly know).
  45. Sleep on the beach under the stars in Key West. Adica Vama Veche:)
  46. Hit up Oktoberfest in Munich.
  47. Hit up Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
  48. Hit up Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
  49. Experience Spring Break in all its glory in Cancun, Mexico or Panama City Beach, Florida.
  50. Catch a ride in a hot air balloon.
  51. Rent a fast sports car and speed down the Autobahn.YEEEEE went with 210 km/h all by myself!
  52. Switch jobs until you find one you truly enjoy.
  53. Buy your first house.
  54. Own a convertible sports car.
  55. Hike the Grand Canyon.
  56. Attend a Red Sox vs. Yankees game in Fenway Park.
  57. Spend a whole day making love without every leaving the house.
  58. Learn to make one mixed cocktail like a pro bartender.
  59. Run a marathon.
  60. Stand up in front of a large audience and tell a great joke.
  61. Shoot a gun.
  62. Swim across the English Channel.
  63. Bicycle ride down a mountain road.
  64. Learn to sail a sailboat.
  65. Learn the basics of a martial art.
  66. Visit the Amazon Rainforest.
  67. Bare all on a nude beach.
  68. Master one really cool magic trick.
  69. Master a few fancy dinner recipes.
  70. Finish up your formal education (but continue learning).
So who's with me on this?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In the time of world hunger some think this is normal


Read the story of the banned Kiwi because of the one milimeter smaller than the EU Regulation

SCHOOL ANSWERING MACHINE

SCHOOL ANSWERING MACHINE

This is the message that apparently a Secondary School staff in the Midlands voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine.

This is the actual answering machine message for the school. It came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and Parents to be responsible for their children’s absences and missing homework.

The school and teachers are now being threatened with legal action by some parents who want their children’s failing marks changed to passing marks - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the term and did not complete enough schoolwork to pass their various key stages.

The Message Was :

’Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right member of staff,
please listen to all the options before making a selection:

  • To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1
  • To make excuses for why your child did not do his/her work - Press 2
  • To complain about what we do - Press 3
  • To swear at staff members - Press 4
  • To ask why you didn’t get information that was already enclosed in your Newsletter and several letters posted to you - Press 5
  • If you want us to bring up your child - Press 6
  • If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7
  • To request another teacher, for the third time this year - Press 8
  • To complain about bus transport - Press 9
  • To complain about school lunches - Press 0

LASTLY:

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behaviour, class work, homework and that it’s not the teachers’ fault for your child’s lack of effort: Hang up and have a really wonderful day!

If you want this in other languages, you must be in the wrong country. This is England, learn the language

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sometimes the way you say something can make all the difference

http://www.adnstream.tv/video/nilSqaMboM/HISTORIA-DE-UN-LETRERO-THE-STORY-OF-A-SIGN
Watch it and enjoy the beautiful day outsidem because you can!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Marea intalnire a bloggerilor la Sibiu

A treia intalnire a bloggerilor sibieni, programata din timp, se anunta si cea mai mare!!!! Astfel in 21 septembrie 2008 de la ora 18 la Terasa Trei Stejari (la fabrica de bere) toti bloggerii sibieni sunt asteptati! De data asta invitam la intalnire, daca vor, si alti bloggeri din tara pentru schimb de experienta. Daca stiti persoane interesate sa participe, spuneti-le sa se inscrie pe blogul Mazemania la postul special creat: Marea intalnire a bloggerilor la Sibiu. Asteptam inscrierile voastre si sugestii pentru tema principala de discutii!

Cross-ul Petrom 2008



I don't usually advertise companies, and this is also not the case. I am just endorsing a campaign in which for every runner, the company will build one meter of bicicle road. Considering there are sooo many young people (actually anyone owning a bicicle) which have to deal with the lack of bicicle road in this country, any means to get to the final result will do the trick.
I suggest that all bloggers endorse such campaings because like in the case of Tuborg and Ursus both making environmental campaings as a way of attracting attention, so will happen to other and other and other companies, and at some point we will really make a diference!
Yes, I am a convinced optimist, and hope dies last!

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5 Psychological Experiments That Expose Humanity's Dark Side

"5 Psychological Experiments That Expose Humanity's Dark Side

By Alexandra Gedrose
Source: Cracked.com

Psychologists know you have to be careful when you go poking around the human mind because you're never sure what you'll find there. A number of psychological experiments over the years have yielded terrifying conclusions about the subjects.

Oh, we're not talking about the occasional psychopath who turns up. No, we're talking about you. The experiments speak for themselves:

#5. The Asch Conformity Experiment (1953)

The Setup: Solomon Asch wanted to run a series of studies that would document the power of conformity, for the purpose of depressing everyone who would ever read the results.

Subjects were told that they would be taking part in a vision test, along with a handful of people. The participants were then shown pictures, and individually asked to answer very simple and obvious questions. The catch was that everybody else in the room other than the subject was in on it, and they were were told to give obviously wrong answers. So would the subject go against the crowd, even when the crowd was clearly and retardedly wrong?

The Result: Questions the subjects were asked were like the puzzle shown here:

All they had to do was say which line on the right matched the one on the left. As you can see, Asch wasn't exactly asking these people to design the next space station. Really, the only way you could get the line questions honestly wrong is if you took two doses of LSD that morning and rubbed them directly on your eyeballs (which would have made for an even more awesome experiment, but we're getting off the point).

Yet, sadly, 32 percent of subjects would answer incorrectly if they saw that three others in the classroom gave the same wrong answer. Even when the line was plainly off by a few inches, it didn't matter. One in three would follow the group right off the proverbial cliff.

[Click here to watch a video clip of this experiment...]

What This Says About You: Imagine how much that 32 percent figure inflates when the answers are less black and white. We all tend to laugh with the group even when we didn't get the joke, or doubt our opinion we realize ours is unpopular among our group. So much for those lectures you got in elementary school about peer pressure and "being brave enough to be yourself."

"Well, it's a good thing I'm a rebellious non-conformist," many of you are saying. Of course, for virtually all of you, the next step is to find out what the other non-conformists are doing ...

... and make sure you conform to it perfectly.

#4. The Good Samaritan Experiment (1973)

The Setup: The Biblical story of the Good Samaritan, if you hadn't heard, is about a passing Samaritan helping an injured man in need, while other, self-righteous types walk right on by. Psychologists John Darley and C. Daniel Batson wanted to test if religion has any effect on helpful behavior.

Their subjects were a group of seminary students. Half of the students were given the story of the Good Samaritan and asked to perform a sermon about it in another building. The other half were told to give a sermon about job opportunities in a seminary.

As an extra twist, subjects were given different times that they had to deliver the sermon so that some would be in a hurry and others not.

Then, on the way to the building, subjects would pass a person slumped in an alleyway, who looked to be in need of help. We like to think Darley and Batson beat the crap out of some random dude to make it more realistic, but sources say otherwise.

The Result: The people who had been studying the Good Samaritan story did not stop any more often than the ones preparing for a speech on job opportunities. The factor that really seemed to make a difference was how much of a hurry the students were in.

In fact, if pressed for time, only 10 percent would stop to give any aid, even when they were on their way to give a sermon about how awesome it is for people to stop and give aid. Though to be fair, if you were late for a class, did your professor ever accept, "I had to stop and help a wounded traveler" as an excuse? Probably not unless you could produce the guy's blood-stained shirt as evidence.

What This Says About You: As much as we like to make fun of, say, anti-gay congressmen who get caught gaying it up in a men's bathroom and pointing out Al Gore's resource-hogging mansion ...

... the truth is us common folk are just as likely to be hypocrites as the politicians. After all, it's much easier to talk to a room full of people about helping strangers than, say, actually touching a smelly and bleeding homeless man. So even pointing out their hypocrisy becomes a form of hypocrisy.

And in case you thought these results were just restricted to hypocritical seminary students, turn on the news. Remember a few years ago when cameras captured at least a dozen cars refusing to stop for an injured woman laying in the road?

Just like the students, they all had to be somewhere. The drivers were presumably proud enough of themselves just for swerving to miss her, rather than squishing her like roadkill.

#3. Bystander Apathy Experiment (1968)

The Setup: When a woman was murdered in 1964, newspapers printed that 38 people had heard and seen the attack, but did nothing. John Darley and Bibb Latane wanted to know if the fact that these people were in a large group played any role in the reluctance to come to aid.

The two psychologists invited volunteers to take part in a discussion. They claimed that because the discussion would be extremely personal (probably asking about the size of their genitals or something) individuals would be separated in different rooms and talk to each other using an intercom.

During the conversation, one of the members would fake an epileptic seizure, which could be heard on the speakers. We're not completely sure how they conveyed over the intercom that what was happening was a seizure, but we're assuming the words "Wow this is quite an epileptic seizure I'm having" were uttered.

The Result: When subjects believed that they were the only other person in the discussion, 85 percent were heroic enough to leave the room and seek help once the other began the fake seizure. This makes sense. Having an extremely personal conversation (again, presumably about tiny genitalia) with another person is difficult enough, but being forced to continue to carry on the conversation by yourself is just sad. But either way, 85 percent helped. So that's good, right?

Well, they weren't done. When the experiment was altered so that subjects believed four other people were in the discussion, only 31 percent went to look for help once the seizure began. The rest assumed someone else would take care of it. So the phrase, "The more, the merrier" somehow got lost in translation because the correct expression should be, "The more, the higher probability that you will die if you have a seizure."

What This Says About You: Obviously if there's an emergency and you're the only one around, the pressure to help out increases massively. You feel 100 percent responsible for what happens. But, when you're with 10 other people, you're only 10 percent as responsible. The problem is everybody else only feels 10 percent responsible too.

This sheds some light on our previous examples. Maybe the drivers who swerved around the injured woman in the road would have stopped if they'd been alone on a deserted highway. Then again, maybe they'd be even more likely to abandon her since they know nobody is watching (unlike the people in the experiment, who at least knew there were others around to judge their actions).

Or maybe it comes down to just how plausible an excuse we can make for ourselves. "Surely someone will come along and save the lady in the road," we say. Or, "Surely someone else will do something about the environment," or "Surely the shark will get full and stop eating that dude at some point." We just need the slightest excuse to do nothing.

#2. The Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)

The Setup: Psychologist Philip Zimbardo wanted to find out how captivity affects authorities and inmates in prison. Sounds innocent enough. Seriously, what could go wrong?

Zimbardo transformed the Stanford Psychology Department's basement into a mock prison. Subjects volunteered by simply responding to a newspaper ad and then passing a test proving good health and high-quality mental stability, which are very important factors in deciding who goes to prison. These volunteers were all male college students who were then divided arbitrarily into 12 guards and 12 prisoners. Zimbardo himself decided that he wanted to play too, and elected himself Prison Superintendent. The simulation was planned to run for two weeks.

Yep, nothing at all can go wrong with this.

The Result: It took about one day for every subject to suddenly go as insane as a shit-house rat. On only the second day, prisoners staged a riot in the faux detention center, with prisoners barricading their cells with their beds and taunting the guards. The guards saw this as a pretty good excuse to start squirting fire extinguishers at the insurgents because, hey, why the hell not?

From that point on, the Stanford Prison that had already gone to hell, just continued to ricochet around in hell for day after day. Some guards began forcing inmates to sleep naked on the concrete, restricting the bathroom as a privilege (one that was often denied). They forced prisoners to do humiliating exercises and had them clean toilets with their bare hands.

Incredibly, when "prisoners" were told they had a chance at parole, and then the parole was denied, it didn't occur to them to simply ask out of the damned experiment. Remember they had absolutely no legal reason to be imprisoned, it was just a role-playing exercise. This fact continued to escape them as they sat naked in their own filth, with bags on their heads.

Over 50 outsiders had stopped to observe the prison, but the morality of the trial was never questioned until Zimbardo's girlfriend, Christina Maslach, strongly objected. After only six days, Zimbardo put a halt to the experiment (several of the "guards" expressed disappointment at this). If you were about to applaud Maslach as the only sane person involved in this clusterfuck, you should know that she went on to marry Zimbardo, the guy who orchestrated the whole thing.

What This Says About You: Ever been harassed by a cop who acted like a major douchebag, pushing you around for no reason? Science says that if the roles were reversed, you'd likely act the same way.

As it turns out, it's usually fear of repercussion that keeps us from torturing our fellow human beings. Give us absolute power over somebody and a blank check from our superiors, and Abu Ghraib-esque naked pyramids are sure to follow. Hey, if it can happen to a bunch of Vietnam-era hippie college students, it sure as hell could happen to you.

#1. The Milgram Experiment (1961)

The Setup: When the prosecution of the Nazis got underway at the Nuremberg Trials, many of the defendants' excuse seemed to revolve around the ideas of, "I'm not really a prick" and, "Hey man, I was just following orders." Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram wanted to test willingness of subjects to obey an authority figure. Maybe he could just, you know, ask people? Oh, hell no. That would not be nearly horrifying enough.

Instead he ran an experiment where the subject was told he was a "teacher" and that his job was to give a memory test to another subject, located in another room. The whole thing was fake and the other subject was an actor.

The subject was told that whenever the other guy gave an incorrect answer, he was to press a button that would give him an electric shock. A guy in a lab coat was there to make sure he did it (again no real shock was being delivered, but the subject of course did not know this).

The subject was told that the shocks started at 45 volts and would increase with every wrong answer. Each time they pushed the button, the actor on the other end would scream and beg for the subject to stop.

So, can you guess how this went?

The Result: Many subjects began to feel uncomfortable after a certain point, and questioned continuing the experiment. However, each time the guy in the lab coat encouraged them to continue. Most of them did, upping the voltage, delivering shock after shock while the victim screamed. Many subjects would laugh nervously, because laughter is the best medicine when pumping electrical currents through another person's body.

Eventually the actor would start banging on the wall that separated him from the subject, pleading about his heart condition. After further shocks, all sounds from victim's room would cease, indicating he was dead or unconscious. If you had to guess, what percentage of the subjects kept delivering shocks after that point?

Five percent? Ten?

Between 61 and 66 percent of subjects would continue the experiment until it reached the maximum voltage of 450, continuing to deliver shocks after the victim had been zapped into unconsciousness or the afterlife. Repeated studies have shown the same result: Subjects will mindlessly deliver pain to an innocent stranger as long as a dude in a lab coat says it's OK.

Most subjects wouldn't begin to object until after 300-volt shocks. Zero of them asked to stop the experiment before that point (keep in mind 100 volts is enough to kill a man, in some cases).

What This Says About You: You might like to think of yourself as a free-thinking marauder, but when it comes down to it, odds are you won't stick it to The Man because of the fear The Man will stick it right back up your ass. And this was just a guy in a lab coat--imagine if he'd had a uniform, or a badge.

Charles Sheridan and Richard King took this experiment one step further, but asked subjects to shock a puppy for every incorrect action it made. Unlike Milgram's experiment, this shock was real. Exactly 20 out of 26 subjects went to the highest voltage.

Almost 80 percent. Think about that when you're walking around the mall: Eight out of ten of those people you see would torture the shit out of a puppy if a dude in a lab coat asked them to."