Wednesday, April 30, 2008

USA, be careful

Half the houses do not find buyer, oil at 120 per barrel, 100.000.000 people will receive government aid, exagerated personal debts, Irak tactics do not work, etc...
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Venezuelan Pinnochio

Like the Castro brothers:
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I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist, I am not a Communist
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Venezuela: Communism by the back door

"The guy still denies that he introducing Communism by the back door..."
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

US Navy reactives Caribbean Fleet












The US Navy said it has reactivated the US Fourth Fleet to direct an increasing American naval presence in the Caribbean and Latin America. Beginning July 1, the fleet will have operational responsibility over navy ships assigned to the region from the US Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Greenpeace asked to protect the whales

Greenpeace asked and Hugo Chavez accepted...
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Venezuela: Chavez allows devaluation













Today there are news of a new (implicit) dollar rate (see newspaper) of about 3,00 Bs.F/$. It will be in the market at the same time as the 2,15 rate for ESSENTIAL items and the "free" rate for luxury items, which I estimate will be around 4,30 BsF/$. I PREDICTED this would happen about six month ago and now have proved right...
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Democrats road to defeat

I think the same as this New York Times columnist: "The Democrats are doing everything they can to blow this presidential election. This is a skill that comes naturally to the party. There is no such thing as a can’t-miss year for the Democrats. They are truly gifted at finding ways to lose. Jimmy Carter managed to win the White House in 1976 by looking pious and riding a wave of anti-Watergate revulsion. After four hapless years, he dutifully handed the keys back to the Republicans. Bill Clinton tried hard to lose, with sex scandals and whatnot, during the 1992 campaign. But Ross Perot wouldn’t let him. Mr. Clinton won with a piddling 43 percent of the vote. For eight years, Mr. Clinton tried to throw the presidency away (with sex scandals and whatnot), but he was never able to succeed..."

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The uglyness of unfairness

"There are two important countries at the north of South America. One, Colombia, has a democratic government that, with strong support from the Clinton and Bush administrations, has bravely sought to defeat brutal militias of the left and right and to safeguard human rights.


The other, Venezuela, has a repressive government that has undermined media freedoms, forcibly nationalized industries, rallied opposition to the United States and, recent evidence suggests, supported terrorist groups inside Colombia.

That U.S. unions, human rights groups and now Democrats would focus their criticism and advocacy on the former, to the benefit of the latter, shows how far they have departed from their own declared principles."


Colombia's Case - washingtonpost.com

Kimchi goes to space




... along with first Korean astronaut!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Chavez will be defeated in the regional elections

Columnist Miguel Salazar said today in his popular Friday column the result will be 51% to 48%.

I think the result will be closer to 66% to 33%...
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Backwards, like the crab

It was not necessary to "knock down" Colonel Narciso to return Venezuela to the (misnamed and hated) Fourth Republic.

Narciso himself has already
spent 7 billion to re Staticize the national productive apparatus, which incidentally he
progressively is destroying with other anachronistic measures.

Newspapers say it today:

"Chavez spends fortunes in estatizations" - El Comercio (Ecuador)


Fedecámaras: "We are facing the destruction of the productive apparatus" - Laverdad.com (Venezuela)

... and 14 more newspaper articles in "El Carabobeño" - "El Financiero" (México) - "Unión Radio " (Venezuela) - "El Nuevo Dia" (Venezuela), etc...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

``On Air'' or soup opera retro feeding
















Some 20 dramas are aired every week in a country like Korea. There are daily dramas, morning dramas, weekend dramas… and Wednesday-Thursday dramas. Not too different for Latina American countries, but Asia in fact is the new ``kingdom'' of drama series”.

Now there a new series (On Air) portrays how soaps operas are made. Titled On Air, it is a drama about the people who create these dramas.


Since Korean dramas are not only aired in Korea but in other countries as well, they decided to write a drama about the processes and behind-the-scenes stories with a dramatic and exaggerative touch. It is directed by Shin Woo-chul and written by Kim Eun-suk, the creators of great hit dramas like ``Lovers in Paris'' (2004), ``Lovers in Prague'' (2005) and ``Lovers'' (2006).


Actress Kim Ha-neul plays an arrogant topnotch actress named O Seung-a.

Actor Lee Beom-soo plays Jang Gi-jun, O's agent. By playing this agent character, I now have an objective and better view of my managers,'' said Lee.


Actress Song Yoon-a portrays a mean TV scriptwriter with a Midas touch. She is the “other side” of the real soup writer.


Finally, Actor Park Yong-ha plays drama producer/director Lee Gyeong-min, who works with all of the characters above.


The drama also has many “cameo” appearances. The list of cameos includes the Queen of Cannes Jeon Do-yeon, K-pop diva Lee Hyo-ri, Kang Hae-jung of the movie ``Herb'' (2007), Um Ji-won of ``Scout'' (2007), Kim Min-jun, who starred in Shin and Kim's 2005 drama ``Lovers in Prague,'' and K-pop group F.T. Island. These actresses mostly appear as top stars like themselves.

It was not easy to ask these ladies to guest star, because it might misrepresent them despite the satirical nature of the drama. They are so popular in Asia that some of these stars get 5 and 10 Million US$ per one 16-20 episodes serie. That is a lot of money for TV stars any where.

It is fiction feeding reality and reality feeding fiction…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hugo Chavez loses his charm

Two recent polls show 60% rejects his policies and only 35% supports him.

Bye, bye, Colonel...

Friday, April 11, 2008

An expensive president

Elected on a popular platform, Hugo Chavez now lives and spends like an arab sheick.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Killer Poll

No creo en ninguna de las dos versiones, pero...
lo mató el Gobierno 74%
(4235 Votos)

Creo la versión de ayer del testigo,
todo fue un montaje 22%
(1.287 Votos)

No creo en ninguna de las dos versiones, pero...
lo mató la oposición 3%
(157 Votos)

Creo la versión oficial 1%
(55 Votos)

Votos: 5.734
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Kim Sun-ah

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Friday, April 04, 2008

BJORK "WANDERLUST"



Video de Bjork del album "Volta"...
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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Chavez pals: Campbell arrested, Mugabe a criminal

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been arrested at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 for allegedly spitting at a police officer, Sky News television reported Thursday. A London Metropolitan Police spokesman said a woman was arrested at the terminal for an assault on police, but refused to disclose her identity or give her age.

art.radio.ap.jpg Robert Mugabe´s government forces on Thursday began cracking down on the main opposition party and foreign journalists -- raising fears of a political crisis -- just hours after officials announced another delay in releasing results of last weekend's election. Zimbabwean government forces Thursday began cracking down on the main opposition party, raising fears of a political crisis, according to witnesses and an opposition spokesman.

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller confirmed that Barry Bearak, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent based in Johannesburg, South Africa, was taken into custody. The forces raided at least two hotels in the capital, including one that houses foreign journalists, a witness told CNN. Four journalists "unaccredited" by the Zimbabwean government were taken away, he said.

Just a pair of trash celebrities...
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Copión...

Julio Andrés Borges pubicó un artículo en El Universal con el mismo título de un post the este blog: "¿Reforma con vaselina?", donde dice que "Después del 2 de diciembre, la gran promesa del Presidente era que iba a abandonar la agenda política mañana, tarde y noche y que se iba a dedicar a resolver los problemas reales y sentidos de todos los venezolanos..."

Mientras no me demuestren lo contrario, pensaré que Borges es un copión...

Son Yeh Jin




















# 2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Leading Actress (Alone in Love)
# 2006 Korean Model Award: Most Popular Commercial Model
# 2006 SBS Performance Awards: Top 10 Stars (Alone in Love)
# 2006 SBS Performance Awards: Top Excellence
# 2006 Asia-Pacific Film Festival: Best Actress (April Snow)
# 2004 9th Moscow International Love Movie Awards: Best Couple (The Classic)
# 2003 Dae Jong Awards: Best New Actress (The Classic)
# 2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actress (The Classic)
# 2003 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star (The Classic & Crazy First Love)
# 2002 Korean Federation of Film Critics Award: Best New Actress (Lover's Concerto)
# 2001 MBC TV Awards: Best New Talent (Delicious Proposal)"
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Adios Mr. Mugabe

With 98% of the counties counted, Mr. Mugabe loses 50,3% to 42,9%.

No way he can win in the popular vote, but he could still rig the last 2 undefined seats and force a second round...