Monday, March 30, 2009

beast ahoy 2

update, April1: 300 feared drowned in Med crossing bid

ABOUT 300 Africans including women and children, part of a new surge of illegal migration to Europe, are feared to have drowned after their boats capsized off Libya. LINK

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"Look back four years from now, I think, hopefully, people will judge that body of work and say, 'This is a big oceanliner, it's not a speedboat. It doesn't turn around immediately, but we're in a better place' ... because of the decisions that we made."
Barack Obama, Link

President Obama is expected to travel early April to Istanbul, where he will attend a meeting of a United Nations "Alliance of Civilizations.", does he embark to a boat tour?

AOC ISTANBUL MEETING PROGRAMM Tuesday, 7 April
13:00-13:30 Closing remarks and announcements:
H.E. Mr. Ali Babacan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
H.E. Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain
H.E. Mr. Jorge Sampaio, High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, former President of Portugal
13:30-14:30 Press Conference
14:00-15:30 Luncheon for participants attending the Forum
15:30-17:00 Boat tour
LINK

"The Middle East is littered with the rubble of missed opportunities. The tide of exasperation and exhaustion is at its highest. Therefore, like navigators do, it is time to sail against the tide and turn this endless and unacceptable intractable conflict into a politically negotiable dispute.
from: AOC Boss Sampaio, more on the Nautic Navigator here: LINK

AOC CO-founder Erdogan and the Mermaid boats:
http://freiberg.blogspot.com/2008/09/egypt-mermaid-sufi-dancing-bandirma.html
http://freiberg.blogspot.com/2008/09/yesterday-i-drew-connection-between.html

and don't forget: exactly one year before the AOC meeting Istanbul:
BEAST AHOY:
"Travel with soul - A spiritual cruise in the Mediterranean":

http://freiberg.blogspot.com/2008/04/2-beast-ahoy-earthrise-and-spiritual.html

stay tuned!
farmer

Thursday, March 26, 2009

must read interview

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, acting president of the European Union, lost a no-confidence vote in the Czech parliament. Martin Schulz, chairman of the Socialist group in European Parliament, argues that now the EU has to struggle not just for leadership, but for its very survival."

farmer: ...but I am sure Solana already planned a way ahead...

"SPIEGEL ONLINE: Is the Lisbon Treaty now in danger?

Schulz: We'll see. The fact is, the two legislators who caused the collapse of his government were opponents of the treaty. That's not an encouraging sign.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: In April, the Czech Senate will vote on the Lisbon Treaty. What result do you expect?

Schulz: I hope it will pass. But, it's like being on the high seas. We're in God's hands.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: This fall, the Irish also plan to vote on the Lisbon Treaty. If the Czechs reject the treaty, would the Irish vote still be relevant?

Schulz: If the Czechs reject the treaty, we're going to be in a serious crisis. We might as well then bury the treaty."

read the Spiegel-interview here:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,615705,00.html

also this weekend:

" FRIDAY, March 27

HLUBOKA NAD VLTAVOU, Czech Republic - Informal Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Gymnich). A news conference with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, Commissioner responsible for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner and representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana at 1630 GMT. News briefings of individual delegations at 1700 GMT.

SATURDAY, March 28

HLUBOKA NAD VLTAVOU, Czech Republic - Informal Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Gymnich) to continue. A news conference with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, European Commissioner responsible for enlargement Olli Rhen and representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana at 1330 GMT. News briefings of individual delegations at 1400 GMT."

http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=7239645&action=article

stay tuned!
farmer

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Night at the Museum 2 preview: Archaeologists find statues of ancient Egypt king

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photo: derspiegel.de

just in time: May 22 cult day of the Elite, 2008: euromed night of the dialogue and start of Indiana Jones film (the one with the skulls, 12 in a circle) worldwide (see my articles)

2009 May 22: "Night at the Museum2" in the cinemas, beware end of march.my article to follow soon... today right in the phoenix window we have a preview from Egypt:

"CAIRO (Reuters) - A team of Egyptian and European archaeologists have discovered two statues of King Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt roughly 3,400 years ago, the Supreme Council for Antiquities said Thursday.

Chief Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawaas said in a statement the first statute was made of black granite, while the second depicts the king in the shape of a Sphinx, a figure with the head of a man and the body of a lion.

Amenhotep III presided over an era which saw a renaissance in Egyptian art. He was succeeded by his son Akhenaten, the sun-worshipping pharaoh credited by some for starting the world's first known monotheistic religion."

(Writing by Alaa Shahine; Editing by Phakamisa Ndzamela)." LINK

stay tuned!

farmer