This is a must read!
The loud invocation for foreign (or domestic) investors in Croatia, whose arrival, as politicians and business high-rollers claim, would solve all the problems in the country, has been a daily occurrence in the economic-political circles. It’s been said over and over again that favourable conditions need to be created for investors to come, to bring their money and invest unsparingly.Mouthfuls of rhetoric such as “we need to accelerate the investment procedures, cut red tape, which chased investors away to other more flexible countries…”, ring in the ears of every city, town, village; they all wait – like a frozen figure waiting impatiently in the sun to defrost – for direct investments that would get the economy going and create new jobs.
Investors are seen as saviours that will shake up the stumbling, plummeting economy and lead the country out of the recession.
In this mad rush to see a meaningful…
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Very well written blog.
It’s as though acknowledging it means we have to admit we let our politicians, their cronies and yes men run our countries into the ground and we should do something.
A dark comedy with a magnificent cast to match.
Amazing work by:
Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy, John Michael Higgins, Suzie Plakson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Belson,Suzanne Cryer, Jason Cottle, David Koechner, Craig T. Nelson (uncredited).
Directed by Barry Levinson.
Produced by Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro. Screenplay by Hilary Henkin, David Mamet and based on ‘AmericanHero’ by Larry Beinhart.
This is about how politicians and their spin doctors distract the electorate from scandals, poor performance, and sometimes general incompetence.
It’s rather macabre and quite disturbing and sadly, these sorts of things happen…
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This is a lovely blog! Hugs, Barbara
Artist: Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926)
Location: Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France
When Impression, Sunrise hung at its first exhibition in 1874, art critic Louis Leroy derisively used the term “Impressionistic,” from the title of this painting, to describe Monet’s works. This term was quickly adopted by what were soon to be known as the Impressionist painters, and the exhibition which included other works by Impressionist artists, was from then on referred to as the “Impressionist Exhibition.” This painting was later stolen in 1985 from the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, but was recovered undamaged in 1990, and was put back on display at the museum in 1991.
Not lazy. Ill. hugs, Barbara
You’re lazy. You’re a whiner. You’re attention seeking. It’s all in your head. Fibromyalgia is just another word for lazy. Feel free to add more. I’ve heard them all. Let me get this straight, the medical profession conspired and effectively implemented a fake syndrome just to cater to lazy people. Sounds perfectly reasonable. It’s not as if doctors have anything better to do. Or have reputations and licenses to protect. Or have ethics. And what exactly would their motivation be? Why would they make up an illness? Aren’t there enough illnesses? Cancer alone should keep them hopping.
There are many health issues that can not be found through standardized testing, for example: Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Autism, Lupus, ADD/ADHD, wheat or gluten sensitivity, acute back pain, as well as many mental health issues.
Does that mean they don’t exist? Does that mean the people that have these…
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