Friday, November 11, 2011

Alice Fuyait son Bonheur - 5

Alice: you know very well I have.
Roger: That's right Alice, I do know what I want...

Mais enfin, que lui veut Roger??

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Alice Fuyait son Bonheur - 4

Alice: Roger... be a sweetie. If someone'd see us, what a scandal! And, I have lots of work to do.

Un femme avec une bonne éducation sait quoi dire dans ce genre de situation.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Alice Fuyait son Bonheur - 3

Alice: You told me a thousand times you loved me.
Roger: ... Yes, but today, desire is burning my skin... I have to kiss you...

Ahhh, les années soixante et quelques, le début de l'adolescence de DSK je présume, imprégnée de la culture d'alors...

What does the UNESCO vote mean?

What does the UNESCO vote mean?

The vote means that a global majority of gouvernments, within an organisation dedicated for the fostering of Peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information, see the recognition of the people of Palestine a step towards these goals. Global democracy advanced in 1 voting session the so-called peace process more than the US/Israel couple did in the past 40 years.

The seat at the table of the UNESCO entitles more or less automatically the palestianians to also seat at these UN organizations:
- WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organisation. Many US corporations have vested interests and active lobbying in this body.
- UNCTAD the UN Conference on Trade and Development.
- UNIDO: the UN Industrial Development Organisation.

Furthermore, it might not be too alien to think a body such as IAEA could vote in favour of the palestinians (see the member state list, not dissimilar to UNESCO's: If the United States do not pay IAEA or the other UN bodies, they would lose their vote, their say on this sensitive matters; "Should the United States stop paying membership dues to the IAEA - which it could be forced to do under current legislation if Palestine is admitted as a member - the United States would give up our vote on the executive board," Wirth wrote in a column published Monday by Huffington Post. "It would literally lose a seat at the table during the next nuclear crisis."

This vote helped to isolate the US from the world scene, with the danger if one is not too carefull that the US would step up their bilateral agreements with various countries ("Diviser pour reigner"). That vote also showed the lack of cohesion within the European Union, weaked by the blows of the US economy crashing on our heads. We need to show the world Fraternity: the US had abandonned the UNESCO between 1984 and 2003, but the actions continued to help the poorest, thanks to the skills and overview of the UNESCO, monuments in Israel became world heritage thanks to UNESCO too.

The disengagement of the US from the international bodies could go further; following the 1990 law and the 1994 law, Republicans are keen to cut any funding they can.

The 1990 law prohibits the appropriation of capital “for the UN or any specialized agency thereof which accords the Palestine Liberation Organization the same standing as a member state.” (George Bush Sr Government), which might have been valid then, however the PLO is now recognized by the Israeli state.

In 1994, Congress forbade funding “any affiliated organization of the United Nations which grants full membership as a state to any organization or group that does not have the internationally recognized attributes of statehood.”(Bill Clinto Government).

One vocal Republican is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, puting forward this very damaging bill (read here). The republican party might be the next party in power in the US, despite a gallery of laughable characters that make George "W" look like Einstein. That is the largest danger to world peace in my opinion.

The international community must stand united to foster peace and all the good stuff; Equality of countries is the back bone of our budding global democracy, I respect the vote from China as  much as the vote from Vanuatu, and so should the US and Israel.

Now here is my personal motion: I would support the adhesion of the Salomon Islands, Samoa, Palaos and Vanuatu to the Eurovision song contest, and encourage everyone from Europe to go on holidays there!

More links:
Detail of country votes:
The economist article on Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Alice Fuyait son bonheur - 2

Roger: I love you...
Alice: if that's the news, you do lack imagination or memory!...

Comme elle le chambre là, le pôvre...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Alice Fuyait son Bonheur - 1

Faites la connaissance d'Alice! Meet Alice today!

English subtitles:
Orphan Alice wass getting used to the idea of marrying her boss, engineer Roger Dauville. He was a good and righteous man, though sometimes his good side side was tampered by his passion for business. Fortunately, Alice was there to help.
He: Hello Alice, anything new this morning?
She: Not that I know of, the mail has not arrived yet
He: Well, I have some news for you!

Au cours de cette série, j'ai ajouté des indices pour des évènements de 1964 et d'aujourd'hui, évènements (musique, politique, arts, etc) qui se sont passés en France ou dans le reste du Monde. C'est gratuit, et vous pouvez gagner l'estime de vos amis et collègues si vous trouvez avant eux! En général, tous les indices d'un évènement sont sur une photo, mais attention, il se peut que j'ai glissé quelques indices sur plusieurs photos.

Throughout the series, I have cunningly added hints about events from 1964 and some of today's events, be it arts, politics, sports etc, that happened in France or the rest of the world; it is a free game, and you can win your colleagues and friends consideration if you win (or their eternal hatred if you win)! Clues pertaining to one event are on on photo, however, some event(s) might have their clues on several photos.