miércoles, agosto 29, 2007

ANDELE

La falta de amor. Mucha gente cree que es terrible no encontrar alguien que nos quiera, cuando la verdad es que la tragedia de muchisima mas gente es no encontrar alguien a quien querer. Alguien que se merezca que le queramos.

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Un excelente articulo dirigido a todos los que ganan 1000 euros, es decir son mileuristas y que al no estar satisfechos con ello se dedican a llorar y a decir que les han estafado.

Como si alguien les debiera algo, cuando en este mundo nadie te debe nada o como si merecieran un sueldo por encima del que nadie esta dispuesto a pagarles...¿En base a que?

En fin que mejor seria dejar de sentirse "engañados" por no se sabe quien y empezar a mover el culo.

Son los mileuristas jóvenes nacidos entre 1965 y 1980 que según dicen forman la generación más preparada de la historia de España. Y aqui es donde surge la primera pregunta ¿Preparados para qué?.

Desde luego la quejumbrosa e incluso victimista actitud de este "colectivo" si algo demuestra es que no andan demasiado preparados para la vida en general. Y me inclino a pensar que esta es la raíz del problema. Siendo generosos podemos llegar a pensar que teniendo un título universitario se encuentran al menos capacitados para ejercer una profesión concreta. Aceptemoslo simplemente para poder seguir con la argumentación. El hecho de estar (supuestamente) preparado para ejercer una profesión no significa que lo estén para manejarse por el mundo. Y la señal más clara de eso es echar la culpa a la "sociedad" (o sea a los demás) del propio fracaso.
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Sigo encontrando articulos que sirven para poner la histeria sobre el cambio climatico en su lugar. Como no los vereis en la mayoria de medios de masas, os los pongo aqui.

En este nos recuerdan que en la Edad Media las temperaturas eran mas altas que ahora y que ese fue MUY BENEFICIOSO.

So it's something of a relief to turn to history. Despite the insistence of Al Gore and friends, this is far from the first time the Earth has ever passed through a climatic warming period. In fact, one occurred relatively recently, the medieval warm period, more commonly known as the Little Climatic Optimum (LCO), a period stretching roughly from the 10th to the 13th centuries, in which the average temperature was anything from 1 to 3 degrees centigrade higher than it is today. Several years ago, I covered the LCO in an article detailing the climatic history of the last millennium. But it's worthwhile to cover the highlights once more, to help put the contemporary panic into perspective.
* How warm was it during the LCO? Areas in the Midlands and Scotland that cannot grow crops today were regularly farmed. England was known for its wine exports.

* The average height of Britons around A.D. 1000 was close to six feet, thanks to good nutrition. The small stature of the British lower classes (and the Irish) later in the millennium is an artifact of lower temperatures. People of the 20th century were the first Europeans in centuries to grow to their "true" stature - and most had to grow up in the USA to do it.

* In fact, famine - and its partner, plague -- appears to have taken a hike for several centuries. We have records of only a handful of famines during the LCO, and few mass outbreaks of disease. The bubonic plague itself appears to have retreated to its heartland of Central Asia.

* The LCO was the first age of transatlantic exploration. When not slaughtering their neighbors, the Vikings were charting new lands across the North Atlantic, one of the stormiest seas on earth (only the Southern Ocean - the Roaring 40s - is worse). If you tried the same thing today, traveling their routes in open boats of the size they used, you would drown. They discovered Iceland, and Greenland, and a new world even beyond, where they found grape vines, the same as in England.

* The Agricultural Revolution is not widely known except among historians. Mild temperatures eased land clearing and lengthened growing seasons. More certain harvests encouraged experimentation among farmers involving field rotation, novel implements, and new crops such as legumes. While the thought of peas and beans may not thrill the foodies among us, they expanded an almost unbelievably bland ancient diet as well as providing new sources of nutrition. The result was a near-tripling of European population from 27 million at the end of the 7th century to 70 million in 1300.

* The First Industrial Revolution is not widely known even among historians. Opening the northern German plains allowed access to easily mined iron deposits in the Ruhr and the Saarland. As a result smithies and mills became common sights throughout Europe. Then came the basic inventions without which nothing more complex can be made - the compound crank, the connecting rod, the flywheel, followed by the turbine, the compass, the mechanical clock, and eyeglasses. Our entire technical civilization, all the way down to Al Gore's hydrogenmobile, has its roots in the LCO.
Mas sobre el periodo calido medieval
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De vez en cuando se oye hablar a algun cretino de que el petrole se va a acabar, que la voracidad del hombre terminara por esquilmar dicho recurso bla bla bla, cuando es precisamente el ingenio y la iniciativa del hombre la que CREA y hace disponible ese recurso. El unico riesgo es que los gobiernos, asfixien dicha iniciativa, y la priven de incentivos y recursos.

Pero tranquilos amigos, hay petroleo para rato, si los gobiernos no la ahogan.

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Y hablando de gobiernos asfixiantes, uno de los paises donde el gobierno mas incauta a los ciudadanos de la riqueza que ellos generan es Noruega.

Pero parece que la gente empieza a estar un poco QUEMADA.

The study also showed that 67 percent of the population think Norway's inheritance taxes are too high, while 63 percent think fuel taxes are too high. Norway's hefty 25 percent VAT (like a sales tax) on nearly all consumer items is considered too high by 53 percent of the population.

Only 32 percent, meanwhile, believed tobacco taxes are too high, while 44 percent believed liquor taxes are too high.

The user taxes, or avgifter, are also unpopular because they're largely regressive taxes that hit people with low incomes much harder than those with high incomes. Filling the car's gas tank, and paying the taxes that requires, is much more expensive for someone earning NOK 300,000 than it is for a car owner earning NOK 900,000.

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Ya habia oido hablar de Matisyahu, un judio hassidico que se dedicaba a rapear reggae. Pero no habia oido su musica hasta ahora. Esta cancion en concreto me encanta.


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