Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
He seems to place a premium on beauty being exchanged for material and monetary rewards. I'm not sure what reality he lives in but in my village that's called "prostitution" not "conquering with beauty." He also claims we have an extraordinarily high number of 'misses' in various countries but reality would argue otherwise. I live in Canada and the culture here simply doesn't have an emphasis on beauty pageants. I went to high school with Riyo Mori who went on to become Miss Universe and nobody even knew she modeled. I'm not saying these girls aren't pretty but they're competing against a scarce field. Also if you looked at patterns of countries who continue to produce top models and Miss Universes, it would seem to point to countries like Brazil, Venezuela and Russia (and definitely not Serbia but I digress).
If anything this article shows Serbian culture is extremely vane and prides itself on what others would find embarrassing. Should Mr. Lopušina wish to write a sequel article I would be more than happy to direct him to some Serbian girls who beside being pretty also go to school and work to support their families. Perhaps highlighting those cases would be more helpful to a society already experiencing rapid moral depletion then writing about some quasi-model who is the 4th wife (mistress/escort) of Arab sheik. Serbia needs more Oprah Winfreys and less Anna Nicole Smiths.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Norwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd has spent a week snapping away on top of El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain.
The end result is a stunning timelapse video showing nature at its best.
The mountain is an ideal place for stargazing, according to Mr Sorgjerd, who filmed the Milky Way glittering in the night sky and even managed to catch a sandstorm passing through it.
“It is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world’s best observatories,” Mr Sorgjerd said.
Monday, April 18, 2011
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool that I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” - Steve Jobs
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
The British government, the most hawkish element in the alliance, attributes most of the atrocities in the relevant period to the KLA, which in 1998 had been condemned by the United States as a “terrorist organization.” On March 24, as the bombing began, British Defense Minister George Robertson, later NATO secretary-general, informed the House of Commons that until mid-January 1999, “the [Kosovo Liberation Army] were responsible for more deaths in Kosovo than the Serbian authorities had been.” In citing Robertson’s testimony in A New Generation Draws the Line, I wrote that he must be mistaken; given the distribution of force, the judgment was simply not credible. The British parliamentary inquiry, however, reveals that his judgment was confirmed by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, who told the House on January 18, 1999, that the KLA “has committed more breaches of the ceasefire, and until this weekend was responsible for more deaths than the [Yugoslav] security forces.”  FULL ARTICLE
Thursday, April 14, 2011
the only professional team i cheered for as hard as i do for serbian national teams. by far the most entertaining team i ever saw play. the malgoofs are moving them to Anaheim and are robbing the best fans in the league of a team! sad
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has objected to the use of her image on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, which releases the same day as the annual Genocide Remembrance Day.finally a reason to fan her on facebook!
The day marks the systematic extermination of the Armenian population by Turkey during and following World War I, and Kardashian, who is of Armenian heritage, has spoken out about the horror in the past. The photograph appeared on the cover after she took part in an international photo shoot that went to various magazines published by Cosmopolitan. FULL STORY
Monday, April 11, 2011
When I first got into music back in 2005 Toronto was the black hole of the music world with a severe 'crabs in the bucket' mentality. Everyone was hating on each other and there were more rappers, producers, singers, DJs, engineers, managers, assholes, etc than fans. The change started with Kardi hooking up with Akon but this was soon eclipsed by Aubrey, the Grant Hill of hip hop, who achieved more in 2 months by himself than the whole Canadian rap industry combined had in its entire history. Yes I'm aware Maestro Fresh Wes's 'Let your backbone slide' was a top 40 hit back in the 70s but my statement still stands! Just when I began to think Drake was Illuminati something even more mysterious took place: in a span of 2 weeks a 10 year old girl from a village in Ontario took over the entire fucking world. Her name was Justin Bieber. And just when you think things can't get anymore fucked up, a 3rd guy (K'naan) shows up and has the biggest international hit (Wavin' flag) out of all of them!!! At this point Americans get scared and want to sound like they're from Toronto so they get a bunch of Toronto based producers and they blow up too! Wow. If you wanna make it in music, forget LA, forget Miami, forget Atl, pack your 10 months worth of winter gear and make your way to T dot. (If you live on the west coast like me, take comfort in the fact that the Leafs, Raptors, Jays and Toronto FC all still suck.)
I break down the people who made this shift happen and instead of the usual bios I gave some personal insight to make it fun!
1. Justin Bieber - his conservative stance has endeared him to the american masses, this lil muthafucker might turn out to be the next elvis
2. Drake - he did get nickelus f on 3 tracks in 2006 after i cut him in 2005, filip: 1 aubrey: 447,000 (in only the first week)
3. K'naan - unique and had an amazing single but apparently behaves like a somalian pirate
4. Boi-1da - the first canadian i heard that made an actual dope beat (kardi ft. clipse - set it off)
5. Kardinal Offishall - has been consistent for 15 years, can't seem to sell but american rappers love him
6. Melanie Fiona - if this was any other era she'd be #1 in toronto, i'm looking forward to her new album
7. 40 - him and drake are the jewish pinky and the brain and they actually have taken over the world, cool twitter pic
8. The Weeknd - very uniform debut mixtape, similar buzz to a drake's 'so far gone' but has no pics of himself (possibly looks like a terrorist)
9. The Messengers - low key for now but they did a bunch of songs for bieber so they're rich
10. T-Minus - is working with everybody lately but also produced 'replacement girl' (the song which almost ruined drake)
Rob Wells & Greg Wells - my list is urban based but if it was strictly pop these 2 would battle biebs for the top spot
Lights - her manager used to be that annoying persian host on cbc
Track & Field - they do most of k'naan's shit on top of their already successful careers
Midi Mafia - ok only 1 of of them is canadian but curtis loves them and he's still rich (if not played out)
Tone Mason - no one cuts samples like these guys, i expect them to blow
k-os - very cool, fucked off with grace and is returning with an album this year which we're all looking forward to
Keshia Chanté - it's been a while but she has all the connections to make a comeback
Tory Lanez - could be the canadian bow wow
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A study released on October 4, 2006 by the University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research of BC and Simon Fraser University Applied Research on Mental Health and Addictions indicated Cannabis use is more widespread among British Columbians than the rest of Canadians.
However, a high tolerance for cannabis use in BC and an awareness of the role of it as an export cash crop (worth an estimated $6 billion annually) has tended to make it difficult for Canadian or American authorities to intervene effectively. This remains a significant point of contention between the US and Canada, and is one of many US-Canada border problems driving changes to both nations' policies.
Further, there is little, if any evidence that the police and the courts in British Columbia have charged persons for money laundering the multi-billion-dollar profits of BC Bud, and it is conceivable that the profiteers may now own a significant amount of British Columbia's legitimate property and businesses and thus significantly influence politics at various levels in BC.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The above chart was born out of a case brought by major labels like Sony Corp.’s Arista Records and Warner Music Group Corp.’s Atlantic Records against LimeWire. The trial is scheduled to begin May 2.
In the brief, the labels say:
“The evidence will demonstrate that there has been a $55 billion decline in record industry revenue over the last decade. Plaintiffs and Defendants disagree as to whether mass filesharing through peer-to-peer services has been the primary cause of this decline (Plaintiffs’ position), or just one of several causes (Defendants’ position). But even if LimeWire caused only a fraction of this decline, Plaintiffs’ damages would still be in the billions of dollars. Plaintiffs will offer evidence at trial demonstrating that far greater than a fraction of this harm was caused by LimeWire.”
What do you think of the labels’ position? Are Napster, LimeWire and Co. to blame for the declining music industry? Should the labels have embraced file-sharing earlier and adapted it to their own purposes? Let us know in the comments. ''
via The Hollywood Reporter
Friday, April 8, 2011
The number of categories will be reduced from 109 to 78 with many existing categories merged, while some will be dropped completely.
Each category must now start out with at least 40 contenders instead of 25.
Grammy president Neil Portnow said: "It ups the game in terms of what it takes to receive a Grammy."
The top awards, which include best album, song of the year and best new artist, will remain the same.
Separate male and female vocal categories in fields such as pop, R&B and country are among those being merged, with men and women competing together.
"A great singer is a great singer is a great singer, and somebody that has a gift in terms of their voice, and is at the top of their game in terms of their delivery and emotion, really isn't necessarily defined by gender," Mr Portnow said.
Shortlists that are being ditched include best Native American album and best spoken word children's record. FULL ARTICLE