vineri, 30 octombrie 2009

Turn Down That Racket, Say Morality Police

What would you choose:
The Issue
A group of concerned parishioners and soccer moms has petitioned the government of TheAnti to outlaw heavy metal music, which they fear is a bad influence on youngsters.

The Debate
1) "Heavy metal music is a plague in our good nation and its God-fearing people!" argues local priest and easy listening advocate Charles Falopian. "Just the other day, I heard a song by some group called Hell's Irate Puppies with a sinful quantity of bass and drum... oh, and there were probably some lines about killing parents, too, I'd imagine! It's vital that we ban this music, and remove this terrible influence from our children's lives! Think of the children!"
2) "Whoa, man... what's with the, like, censorship and stuff?" asks Pete Dodinas, scruffy-haired bassist of the popular speed metal band The Destroyinators. "You can't, like, censor the music, man. That's how we express ourselves! Every bass beat is me baring my soul! Every howl is me complainin' about how my parents tried to kick me out of their basement! Besides, what's wrong with Satan? He's just misunderstood anyway. I say promote the arts, man!"
3) "You know, this heavy metal issue has me thinking," says Peggy Wu, your brother, over your weekly game of cribbage. "If these long-haired freaks want to put out their devil-worshipping metal, why don't we let them? Of course, we'll put a little subliminal propoganda into every song... after all, don't these guys owe their freedom of expression to you?"

Judas Priest - Painkiller



RAISE HEEEEEELLLLLLLL MOTHERFUCKEEEEERS!!!!!!

joi, 29 octombrie 2009

Cumhuriyet Bayramınız kutlu olsun!




Onor şi imnul Republicii Turcia

Ne mutlu türküm diyene!

ROSIA MONTANA – partea II

Zona afectata se numeste Albunus Maior si este localizata intre Abrud si Campeni. Conform Universitatii ”Le Mirail” din Toulouse in aceasta zona inca din Epoca Bronzului a fost un important site minier care a avut o importanta mare in perioada Romana si a carui activitate a continuat pana in Evul Mediu.

Din punct de vedere juridic aria in cauza este protejata printr-o ordonanta de unrgenta din anul 2000, iar apoi printr-un proiect numit ”Albunus Maior” al Ministerului Culturii.

In perioada in care s-au facut cercetari arheologice in zona, au fost descoperite locase de cult, cladiri specifice care demonstrau ca acele locuri erau locuite de o populatie a carei ocupatie principala o reprezenta mineritul. Cercetarile au fost facute de specialisti ai Universitatii ”Le Mirail” din Touluse. Acestia considera ca descoperirile nu fac decat sa marcheze un inceput, iar site-ul trebuie protejat.
Conform lui Al. Suceveanu (institutul arheologic ”V. Parvan”), site-ul arheologic se intinde pe 100 de hectare. Problema o reprezinta faptul ca terenul pe care se va intinde activitatea de extragere a aurului se intinde si asupra celor 100 de hectare ale site-ului arheologic.
In acest moment cea mai importanta zona a site-ului poarte numele de ”Galeriile” si au o importanta mondiala. Aici au fost descoperite vase de ceara datand din secolul XVIII si care necesita o atentie speciala. Aceste galerii sunt in pericol de prabusire chiar si in conditii normale, iar in contextul exploziilor ”controlate” necesare in procesul de extragere a aurului se vor prabusi. Echipa universitatii din Toulouse a cercetat aproximativ 70 de kilometri de galerii in Carnic, Cetate, Habad, Orlea, Tarina, Carpeni, iar cele mai importante din Orlea, Calina-Monulesti sunt cele mai expuse in cazul exploziilor.


Va continua ……


English

The affected zone is named Alburnus Maior, an is placed next to Abrud and Campeni. In the ancient times it was an important mining site which worked from the Bronze Age, according to the „Le Mirail” University from Toulouse. It had an important significance during the Roman Empire and was still in place during the Dark Ages and later. From another point of view the territory is important for the Romanian history as it was the starting place for the riot of 1784 and then an important recruiting place for the uprisings led by Avram Iancu during 1848-1849. From a legal point of view the area was already protected by a emergency ordinance in 2000 (of the Romanian government), and later on in 2001 by a project named „Alburnus Maior” started by the Romanian Culture Ministry. It is worth mentioning that Rosia Montana Gold Corporation invested in the archeological excavation site each year (1 billion in 2000, 31 billion in 2001, 43 billion in 2003), and also offered important amount of money to the resettled individuals. Actually it was this period of massive investments from the excavation company that made possible different archeological discoveries. Different settlements were found, worship places and specific buildings that proved that on that territory was inhabited by a mining orientating population since the Roman Empire. The researches were made by specialists from the French University „Le Mirail” of Toulouse. The same archeologists concluded that the new discoveries only mark a beginning and the site should be protected.
Also according to Al. Suceveanu (from the Archeology Institute „V. Parvan”) the whole archeological site should have about 100 hectares, from which about 10 hectares were selected as a start, out of which only 3 hectares were digged. The problem is that the mining excavation site extension project targets a part of 100 hectares of the archeological site. It is important to say that still the archeologist don’t actually know if the total surface is to be kept later on or not, but only suppose there might be discovered artifacts and so conclude that it has to be protected. Still such a research needs many years.
At the moment the most precious part of the archeological site are „The Galleries” duet o their significance worldwide. Here were discovered wax plates from the XVIII-th century, that demand a special attention. These galleries are in danger of collapse even in normal circumstances, and the (controlled) explosions needed in the process of mining for gold ore can put in danger their stability. The team from the University of Toulouse researched about 70 kilometers of the galleries in Carnic, Cetate, Habad, Orlea, Tarina, Carpeni. The most important are the ones from Orlea, Calina-Monulesti, which is place on special attention and are endangered by the explosions.

marți, 27 octombrie 2009

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon by Richard Gale

ROSIA MONTANA – partea I

Am vazut in ultimul timp la TV o campanie de publicitate in favoarea exploatarii din Rosia Montana in care se promit locuri de munca si protectia mediului.
Astfel, ca mi-am propus sa vad cat de adevarate sunt aceste afirmatii.

In continuare urmeaza o analiza a proiectului de extragere a aurului in zona Rosia Montana.

Deoarece textul este foarte lung am ales sa il impart in mai multe sectiuni.

ROSIA MONTANA – partea I

Proiectul ce priveste extragerea aurului din zona Rosia Montana este promovat de o societate canadiana (Rosia Montana Gold Corporation) cu participarea statului roman (20%).

Asocierea a inceput inca din 1997. Printre investitori se numara: Deva Gold, Euro Gold Corporation, Canadian Company Gabriel Resources, Rosia Montana Gold Corporation. Procentele detinute de fiecare participant difera, iar scopul activitatilor a fost largit in timp. In acest moment insa, Gabriel Resources Ltd detine majoritatea (80%).

Investitia ce urmeaza a fi facuta este de 400 milioane USD si se intinde pe o perioada de 15-16 ani. Se estimeaza ca ar fi extrase 300 tone de aur si 1600 tone de argint.

Investitorul doreste sa obtina 2120 hectare din satul Rosia Montana si 800 hectare din satul Bucium. Tipul de exploatare este unul ”la suprafata”. Acest lucru presupune stramutarea a aproximativ 2000 de indivizi, 800 locuinte, 8 biserici, 9 cimitire, scoli, site-uri arheologice.

Societatea Academica Romana estimeaza ca in urma exploatarilor vor fi produse peste 200 milioane tone de pamant steril si peste 220 tone de material steril, care ar trebui depozitate [undeva]. De asemenea este nevoie sa fie sapate cratere care sa poata fi umplute cu 180.000 tone de apa in vederea procesului de transformare a aurului.

Conform expertilor principalele probleme ce privesc mediul ar fi:
1) Pe o zona foarte intinsa vor fi taiati copaci lasand impresia de desert. Acest lucru va afecta ciclul natural, va modifica temperaturile, circuitul aerului, al apei, va intensifica eroziunea solului. Va determina modificarea debitului raurilor rezultand inundatii frecvente, caderea terenului. In cele din urma aceste lucruri vor modifica in sens negativ peisajul determinand astfel pierderea valorii turistice.
Mai mult decat atat va fi afectata baza economica a localnicilor (despre acest lucru voi discuta cu alta ocazie).
Modificarea mediului va afecta diferite plante si animale din zona, multe dintre ele fiind in pragul disparitiei.
2) Terenul dizlocat va genera caderi de pamant in zonele din jurul zonei de exploatare. Un astfel de scenariu s-a intamplat in Muntii Calimani. Pentru o astfel de situatie investitorii au propus construirea unui ”zid de protectie”, insa o astfel de masura si-a dovedit deja ineficienta in Muntii Retezat, unde datorita ploilor ”zidul de protectie” a cedat.
3) O alta problema ce tine de mediu este legata de infiltratiile in pamant, in ape subterane.
Procesul de izolare a aurului de restul materialelor este unul foarte lung (dureaza cateva luni) si nu poate fi intrerupt. Acest lucru face ca orice interventie de reparare a diferitelor brese sa devina imposibila.
4) Mediul inconjurator este afectat si in mod indirect. Fara obstacole naturale rata de degradare a terenului se va accelera. De asemenea vantul va purta praful de steril pe o zona mult mai larga decat cea destinata exploatarii. Exploziile ”contolate” care vor fi realizate vor fi facute pe un teren instabil, iar acest lucru va determina caderi de pamant si raspandirea de gaz asupra zonelor care depasesc zona de exploatare si ar trebui sa fie neafectate.
5) Tehnologia folosita este una bazata pe cianura, iar acest lucru este interzis in zonele in care se afla in apropiere populatie, asa cum este cazul in Rosia Montana.

Va continua ……


English
The project of gold ore extraction from Rosia Montana is promoted by a Canadian society (Rosia Montana Gold Corporation) with the participation of the Romanian state (20%). The association has begun in 1997, having multiple investors as Deva Gold, Euro Gold Corporation, Canadian Company Gabriel Resources, Rosia Montana Gold Corporation. The percentages held by the societies differed and the scope of activity was permanently enlarged, but now, Gabriel Resources Ltd. has the majority (80%). After some test-extraction Rosia Montana Gold Corporation concluded that in the area there are enough gold and silver ore reserves (1.56 gr. Gold/tone and 7.8 gr. Silver/tone) to make profitable an extension of the extraction site next to the settlements Rosia Montana, Corne and Bucium. The investment would consist of 400 million U.S. Dollars, and should take 15-16 years starting from late 2004, early 2005. I tis estimated to get about 300 tones of gold and 1600 tones of silver. Consequently, the company Rosia Montana Gold Corporation started to buy (offering good prices) land in the area from the locals and the Local Administration. After protests from different individuals the company held conferences (November 2002 and January 2003), where different experts were invited, to explain the technical aspects of the procedure, and the safeguards they took.

The society wanted 2120 hectares from the village Rosia Montana and 800 hectares from the village Bucium. Also the Society Rosia Montana Gold Corporation stated it will undertake a surface exploitation. This involved clearing all the area and move in other places about 2000 individuals, 800 living places (740 houses and 138 apartments), 8 churches, 9 cemeteries, schools, and archeological sites. So, basically about 3.000 hectares should be cleared in order to start the excavations. The Romanian Academic Society, refers to impact studies that consider, there will be produced about 200 million tones of sterile land, which must be deposited and 226 tones of sterile due to the process of technological transformation of the materials in the desired ore. Also there have to be created places to hold 180.000 tone of water for the process or ore transformation, and isolation of poisonous products for neutralization.

Taking into account the activities different experts consider the next main issues as affecting the environment:
· On a large area the trees will be cut down and will create the impression of a desert. This will affect the biochemical cycle modifying the temperatures, the circuit of air, of rain, will intensify the erosion process of the soil. It will also determine a modification of the flow of rivers which will determine frequent floods, land falling and consequently affecting the landscape and the turistic value of the region. Moreover is affected the economical basis of the locals, as they will be no longer able to use the woods or places to feed animals simply because those will not exist anymore. Also the modifications over the environment will affect different species of plants and animals in the area, most of the being at the moment rare or threatened with extinction. So, basically the area will be transformed in a sterile place.
· Due to the type of terrain the dislocated soil generates the danger to fall destroying the surrounding areas which are outside the excavation site destroying anything that encounter in the way. Such a scenario was encountered before in Calimani Mountains at another excavation site. For this situation the mining society gave a solution as they offered to build walls in order to strengthen the soil dump area. But this was replied with the situation in Retezat Mountains when the rain made possible for the river to destroy the protection walls. Even though this kind of scenario will not happen again the rain is still able to transfer the poisoned soil in the surrounding rivers, polluting the water.
· Next to this, another problem linked to polluting the environment, is linked to different leaks, due to infiltration of different chemical waste. The process of isolating gold from the rest of the materials is a long process that may take months and can not be interrupted; also it needs very large areas of land, which can not be acquired without eliminating the impediments. The long time of the process disables the possibility of intervention in case of different errors appears in the isolation walls. Another risk is the degree of poisonous substances in the air. This though the society estimated is under the limits accepted by the European law, still it supposes to persist over a long period of time enabling genetical modifications, heart diseases, or affect the nervous system. Different examples were presented to support the theory: Colorado (1990) and Southern Carolina (1992) in SUA, Papua Noua Guinee (1992), Guyana (1995), Ghana (1999). In Romania a similar situation happened in Baia Mare, on a much smaller area (6-8 hectares), which affected a large area, including parts of Hungary.
· The negative impact over the environment is also due to the indirect effects of the activities, which can affect the biological structures and the circulation of substances and energy. This will determine an increase in the temperatures, a decrease of the rains and an intensification of circulation of air in the area. The air will increase the rate of degradation of the environment in a zone without natural obstacles; also will be able to carry the sterile dust on a much larger area, affecting a territory much larger than the one supposed to be under the control of the excavation Society. Also the intentioned explosions in an unstable area determines the land to fall in an avalanche and increase the rate of spreading the nitrate and gas over what should be (according the project) unaffected settlements.
· Another problem is the type of technology used in the context of the existence of populated settlements nearby. The point here is that the cyanide based technology used by the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation for isolating the gold ore is forbidden when nearby settlements exists.

luni, 26 octombrie 2009

Pentru Radu




Cand vine nepotu din Danemarca, ii luam pe amandoi si ii ducem la Istru si ii obligam sa asculte melodia asta. Deep Purple in gura la maxim. Gringo, doua sute de vodca la mine si la munteanu si da mai tare! Oh happy times! Mai tii ma minte cum stateam langa boxa in Istru pe laterala?

marți, 20 octombrie 2009

Grande Punto

http://cursa.automarket.ro/profil/burtal/4180674745#
Intraţi pe link şi tastaţi codul zilnic ca Burtal să facă kilometrii şi să câştige Grande Punto şi să ne plimbăm cu el.

Birth Control



redescovering my prog roots

Amon Duul II

Amon Duul II psychedelia. SUPREME

marți, 13 octombrie 2009

Le Roi est mort !

Am ascultat ultimul album Phoenix, Back to the future. NIMIC. Am ascultat nimic.
Cât mă priveşte, Phoenix a murit. Nu mai există speranţă. Covaci nu mai e. Pentru mine e mort. Până acum l-am apărat cu toată puterea mea. Gata.
Cum să cazi atât de mult încăt să scoţi JENA asta de album? Cum să scoţi albume ca "Cei ce ne-au dat nume", "Mugur de fluier", "CANTAFABULE"(cel mai bun album românesc scos vreodată) şi să scoţi acum în anul 2009 idioţenia asta?
Îmi vine să plâng.
Plâng.
Poate această postare va încuraja pe unii să-şi cumpere sau să-şi descarce albumul. VĂ ROG SĂ NU FACEŢI ASTA! Dacă v-a inspirat vreodată Phoenix, v-a dat forţă, v-a dat "nebunia aia", vă rog eu frumos să nu ascultaţi albumul ăsta!

True Facts with TheAnti

Punker anarhist: nu incerca sa intelegi ce zic ... de multe ori nici eu nu imi dau seama.

joi, 8 octombrie 2009

Iron Maiden


I don't know how, but I always return to Iron Maiden.

Blow your speakers with an Iron Maiden classic, Remember Tomorrow.

Iron Maiden - Remember Tomorrow
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Remember Tomorrow by Iron Maiden
(Steve Harris/Paul Di'anno)
Unchain the colours before my eyes,
Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies.
Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher,
I shall return from out of fire.

Tears for rememberance, and tears for joy,
Tears for somebody and this lonely boy.
Out in the madness, the all seeing eye,
Flickers above us, to light up the sky.

Unchain the colours before my eyes,
Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies.
Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher,
I shall return from out of fire.

miercuri, 7 octombrie 2009

luni, 5 octombrie 2009

Uroborus

Uroborus preparing for world domination
BEWARE