/../ Thence continuing to walk over palpitating limbs, or
through ruined buildings, at length he arrived beyond the
theater of war, with a little provision in his budget, and
Miss Cunegund's image in his heart.
When he arrived in Holland his provision failed him; but
having heard that the inhabitants of that country were all
rich and Christians, he made himself sure of being treated
by them in the same manner as the Baron's castle, before he
had been driven thence through the power of Miss Cunegund's
He asked charity of several grave-looking people, who one
and all answered him, that if he continued to follow this
trade they would have him sent to the house of correction,
where he should be taught to get his bread.
He next addressed himself to a person who had just come from
haranguing a numerous assembly for a whole hour on the
subject of charity. The orator, squinting at him under his
broadbrimmed hat,asked him sternly, what brought him thither
and whether he was for the good old cause?
"Sir," said Candide, in a submissive manner, "I conceive there
can be no effect without a cause; everything is necessarily
concatenated and arranged for the best. It was necessary that
I should be banished from the presence of Miss Cunegund; that
I should afterwards run the gauntlet; and it is necessary I
should beg my bread, till I am able to get it. All this could
not have been otherwise."
"Hark ye, friend," said the orator, "do you hold the Pope to
"Truly, I never heard anything about it," said Candide, "but
whether he is or not, I am in want of something to eat."
"Thou deservest not to eat or to drink," replied the orator,
"wretch, monster, that thou art! hence! avoid my sight, nor
ever come near me again while thou livest."
The orator's wife happened to put her head out of the window
at that instant, when, seeing a man who doubted whether the
Pope was Antichrist, she discharged upon his head a utensil
full of water.
Good heavens, to what excess does religious zeal transport
A man who had never been christened, an honest Anabaptist named
James, was witness to the cruel and ignominious treatment showed
to one of his brethren, to a rational, two-footed, unfledged
Moved with pity he carried him to his own house, caused him to
be cleaned, gave him meat and drink, and made him a present of
two florins, at the same time proposing to instruct him in his
own trade of weaving Persian silks, which are fabricated in Holland.
i came to read the book again, because Ahmadinejad made me laugh
some months ago, when he said something like,
"God, i'm lucky my enemies are ridiculous."
I didn't make a note of it, but he was definitely referring to
IN Holland in the meantime, e tres maintenant:
Het Kopgeld van Rita Verdonk
Hanzo are proud to join the Internet Archive and European Archive at PICNIC'06 Cross Media Week in Amsterdam on 27 September 2006 for a workshop on "Avoiding Digital Memory Loss". There is a keynote from Brewster Kahle in which he will describe his experience of building the Internet Archive followed by a number of other talks on building, curating and preserving borne-digital content, from numerous European experts. See this blog entry for more details.
Hanzo will present two new products:
Cyber rights hacking group creates browser that makes it possible to
surf the net anonymously.
Web users worried about privacy can now use a modified version of
Firefox that lets them browse the net anonymously.
The Torpark browser has been created by a hacking group and uses
technology backed by digital rights group the Electronic Frontier
Torpark uses its own network of net routers to anonymise the traffic
people generate when they browse the web.
The browser can be put on a flash memory stick so users can turn any
PC into an anonymous terminal.
RELATED INTERNET LINKS
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cult of the Dead Cow
Without further ado, then, here is Secretary Jackson's talk:
It is with great joy that I announce to you today a brand new Department of Housing and Urban Development. Everything is going to change about the way we work, and the change is going to start right here, today, in New Orleans.
Our charter is to ensure that affordable housing is available for those who need it. This year in New Orleans, I am ashamed to say we have failed.
For the past year, as various interests have battled it out for this city, we at HUD have often ended up on the wrong side of that battle, forgetting our charter and making decisions that cheat both contractors and ourselves of the chance to make a big difference.
Today, as Governor Blanco said, we need housing for our workers. Yet until today, we at HUD planned to demolish 5,000 units of perfectly good public housing here in New Orleans, and put commercial housing in its place. Almost all of these apartments have no damage at all, many were on high ground, and their former occupants are by and large begging to move back in and start contributing to their city once again.
Today, we're going to help them to do that. But that's only the start. With your help, we're not going to destroy much-needed housing, we're going to make it work - for all of us.
We've got a three-step plan:
1. The first step is to let these folks go home right now.
2. Next, we're going to help them create the opportunities they need to thrive.
3. Finally, with your help, we're going to give back to Mother Nature what she needs to protect this city for all of its citizens.
All of this is going to require your help to an unprecedented extent, and we are very pleased to announce a contracting budget of 1.8 billion dollars.
"The Pope's remarks were dangerous, and
will convince many more Muslims that the
west is incurably Islamophobic"
Monday September 18, 2006
In The Guardian
SO LET'S SING: RATZINGER PAPAAAA'
'Letters Against War' --> http://www.tizianoterzani.com/TT_letterenglish.pdf
"There’s this small sculpture on my desk. I found it lying in the dust near a once thriving artists market in Harare. It’s a soap stone carving of a woman’s body, gorgeously curvaceous. It feels amazing, a mixture between really, really smooth with rough patches that tickle my palms. Its got lots of scrapes and scratches on it because its one of the “victims” of Operation Murambatsvina the mass eviction campaign spearheaded by the Mugabe regime which left over 700 000 Zimbabweans homeless last year. And in fact, many Zimbabweans remain homeless today because Mugabe’s promises of new and better housing was just revolting rhetoric.Fighter planes (4 of them) have been buzzing Harare skies lately. I don’t think that they’re practicing for any national event or anything. The air force is simply putting their new purchases from China through their paces."