Archive for March, 2009
Mi smo dobro, preko dana je skoro normalno ali nocu
Rov Kneza Mihajla je pun ljudi, bila su i neka dogadjanja
Ja sam O.K. sto se ne bi moglo reci i za stakla na
Humor iz vremena NATO kampanje. Autor: nepoznat
F-117 “Stealth” shot down
During the NATO bombing of Serbia between March 24th and June 10th 1999, Serbian army managed to shoot down one F-117 “stealth” aircraft in the fields some 50 kilometres north-west from Belgrade. For a few days all media in Serbia was full of reports about this great “success”, many people were ridiculously happy about it, and some even visited the site to express their joy by dancing on aircraft’s remains.
As it always is, after some time no one was interested any more in this pile of scratch; as I heard, it seems that some nearby Roma took the remains of F-117’s tail and wings to renew their shabby housings. But they were not to enjoy its protection for very long, for Russian intelligence was just as much interested in it: materials used in this most advanced killing machinery were NATO top secret. Despite of the protests of F-117’s new proprietors every single peace of metal was consequently taken away, and ended – if you want to believe in it – in Russia.
krstili smo narandÅ¾u sa jabukom i dinjom.
mama, mama, daj mi dijandÅ¾u!
taj patent smo prodali i kapital stekli
mama, mama, sad sam mobilan!
za ovakav doprinos na polju humanizma
mama, mama, ja sam prevoznik!
ali Äovjek je pohlepan… na pamet pade pojedincu
mama, mama, sprijeÄi nevolju!
od tada su poÄeli da prave djeÄije trke.
mama, mama, sipaj antifriz!
ali tragedija najveÄ‡a za Äovjekomobila
mama, mama, daj mi diesela!
Propaganda poster from occupied Serbia during WWII. It says “Germany has work for all”.
There are no seats with row number 13 in Lufthansa airplanes. In fact, not only row 13 but also the row 17 is missing. If you thought that this was the case only with Lufthansa then you are dead wrong – many other airlines avoid certain numbers in their aircrafts. As the matter of fact, Japan-based All Nippon Airways omits rows 4, 9 and 13! Why? Of yourse, the answer is clear – because all these numbers are generally considered “unlucky” in different cultures. In Christianity and Viking folklore for example, the number 13 is associated with bad luck, and even has a specifically recognized phobia, “Triskaidekaphobia”, a word which was coined in 1911. Seventeen is considered unlucky in Italy because rearranging the letters in the Roman numerals for 17 could spell â€œVIXIâ€ which means â€œI livedâ€ in Italian. Number four is generally avoided in Japan because it sounds like the word for death in their language (“Tetraphobia”) and the word for nine sounds like the word for torture.
But how about the fact that number 13 is actually considered “lucky” in Sikhism, since 13 is tera in Punjabi, which also means “yours” (as in, “I am yours, O Lord”)? Or the fact that Italian Alitaliaâ€™s Boeing 777s have thirteenth row while the rest of their fleet does not?!
I believe that education against superstition should be a part of common school programme, as well as education against religious, nationalistic and other ideological rubbish: as long as people are ready to believe that numbers, black cats or broken mirrors can bring misfortune, or that a horseshoe, knocking on wooden material or saying some special words can keep misfortune away, they will never be truly free and never be real masters of their own destiny. It may sound unimportant in comparison to a number of significant and disputed issues in the world today, but I am sure that connection between superstition and many cases of human suffering is much deeper than it may appear at the first sight.
â€œIn order to achieve great changes that we need as a nation we must have energy. Therefore, political leadership must act as a motivational trainer in order to arouse that energy.â€œ
â€œMy priority is to remove all obstacles on Serbia’s road to Europe, without thinking whether those obstacles are set in a justified or an unjustified way.â€œ
â€œSeveral things are necessary in reforms, first of all a unique vision of society. I call on people to remember that vision, the vision they fought for, the vision of an organized and successful country in which every individual is well aware of its position and responsibilityâ€œ
â€œWe want victory at any price. We know no fear. If you have a right idea and if that idea is historically alive and if your only opponent is one historically dead idea, then the victory is a matter of survival for one nationâ€œ
“If someone believes they can stop the implementation of the law by eliminating me, they are seriously deluding themselves, because I am not the system. The system will continue to function, and noone will receive amnesty for their crimes by eliminating one or two government officials.”
Dr Zoran Djindjic, assassinated Serbian Prime Minister
Hidden in mammas: Marlene & Felicia
At a request of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), the Government of Serbia withdrew on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2009 the Draft Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination from the parliamentary procedure. SPC filed its objections to the Draft Law the day before it had to finally be proposed to the Parliament, after five years of preparations and a broad public debate.
SPC allegedly had the consent of the Belgrade Archbishopric of the Catholic Church, the Islamic Community of Serbia, the Evangelical Church and other religious communities.
Apart from the fact that it belongs to the legislative package to enable Serbia’s inclusion into the “white Schengen list” and enable its citizens visa-free travel to EU and some other European countries, the Law represents one of the pieces of legislation most essential for the further development of democracy and respect, uphold and protection of human and minority rights, change in the value system and acceptance of equality as a condition for the functionality of the system. This Law contributes to the harmonization of Serbian legislation with the standards enshrined in numerous international instruments and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Disputed provisions of the Anti-Discrimination Law:
Whole text about this blatant act against further assurance of human rights and individual freedoms in Serbia is to be found here.