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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Farewell to Michael.

(Michael, the king)
A modern idol.
I can’t help but write a few lines just to pay homage to probably the best pop star of all times. Although this type of music has never been my cup of tea, I’ve always admired Michael Jackson as a dancer of unrivalled talent on the contemporary pop music scene.
Being a shining example of popular culture, he created a commercial product for the masses, but then again, of the highest quality.
His elegant polished streamlined movements were the result of a complete mastery, a common feature of great performers, (such as Fred Aster, for instance). He created a new style of video clips that hasn’t been surpassed to this day.

Unfortunately, in spite of finding fame and fortune he didn’t seem to be happy, his obsession to look like a white man at any cost was in my opinion a tell-tale sign of deep-rooted feeling of inferiority (on the other hand, insistently induced by the generic colour of the globally dominant race), and he didn't have enough intellect to understand that colour isn't synonymous with quality.

I believe inferiority complex is caused, among other factors, in large part by the difference between who you think you are (with or without grounds) and who you would like to be.

Poor self-esteem results in two main behaviour patterns, depending on your personality: generally good people fall into self-destruction just because they don’t like themselves (many people’s actions should be looked at from this angle), whereas generally evil people indulge in self-deception and seek revenge against the outside world for being better than them or making them feel that way. The deeper the gap between the reality and the dream, the more it hurts.

Whatever the reasons, it’s all too sad when people leave this world before their time (or it might be a blessing in disguise).
It seems in the end Michael managed to get away to the Neverland.


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Friday, 26 June 2009

Who is deflation bad for and why?

Banknotes
Money talks, and says no to deflation.
Lately, I've often heard, mostly from members of the upper class, there's a serious threat of deflation looming on the horizon.

But I'm at a loss to understand why 'sustained falls in prices for goods and services' should necessarily be considered a blight, when precisely the efforts to reverse inflation apparently have always been high on every single government's list of good intentions.

As for us mere mortals, deflation means buying cheaper, although I haven't noticed any drop in prices as yet when I go shopping. Conversely, it's inflation that puts a lot of strain on families as prices and salaries don't rise at the same pace. Actually, the prices of the things I usually buy keep going up, so a fear of deflation seems a kind of propaganda aimed at stimulating consumption.

Besides, deflation would most likely make the blown-out-of-proportion prices get closer to value for money.

Or maybe it's just that the rich worry over the slightest decrease in their profits growth. Couldn't the leading economies just be kept going without either inflation or deflation (like they say it is in Switzerland)?

http://www.themediaconsortium.org/2009/03/10/weekly-audit-how-predators-are-profiting-from-the-economic-collapse/


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Monday, 22 June 2009

Menier's disease.

WorldPeaceBell
(World Peace Bell.)
 'I feel as if my head were
inside a chiming bell',
the guy claimed.

It seems that too many medical questions pop up lately.

A couple of months ago I went to a friend’s party and there was a guy there who looked as if he had had one too many. But you shouldn’t judge by appearances, it turns out he has a medical condition.

Five years ago he started suffering from bouts of dizziness and ringing in one of his ears. Eventually dizzy spells evolved into severe vertigo accompanied with vomiting, a degree of hearing loss and constant tinnitus, which made him tumble down several times.
‘It’s a wonder you haven’t hurt yourself or caused a car accident yet,’ I told him. ‘Why don’t you do something about it?’

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Shoulder pain

This is how RSI builds up: by doing the same movements many times
whether you click or wave your arm around.


   The other day my mum’s friend complained of a dull but nagging pain in her right shoulder she’s had for ages and is seriously impairing quality of life for her, as well as her performance at work, which, in turn, is a source of constant friction with her boss. She blames it on working long hours on a computer (she is right-handed) as it hurts most when she is sitting at her desk, so she has to resort to painkillers (that are harmful to kidneys or stomach) almost every day.
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