Tanto per chiarire / Just to make it clear

Tanto per chiarire / Just to make it clear

Più che un blog questo è un diario di appunti, dove spesso mi segno e rilancio articoli ed opinion interessanti trovate in giro per la rete.

Cerco sempre di citare e linkare correttamente la fonte originale. Se comunque trovaste roba vostra che volete che tolga o corregga, vi prego di segnalarmelo a Stef@cutillo.eu
This is a notebook -not really a blog- where I often relaunch interesting stuff I find roaming on the net.
I always try to link correctly the original sources. If anyway you find your stuff and want me to remove or correct it, please let me know at Stef@cutillo.eu

Questo blog, ovviamente, non rappresenta una testata giornalistica in quanto viene aggiornato senza alcuna periodicità e con molta poca coerenza. Non può pertanto considerarsi un prodotto editoriale ai sensi della legge n. 62 del 7.03.2001 e seguenti.
This is just a silly legal note to state that this (SURPRISE! SURPRISE!)
is not a newspaper or a news publication whatsoever.

martedì 19 ottobre 2010


I think the apology of Jeff Skoll I just read in this article is a bit too much.
Not astonished that Fortune Magazine is surprised by a rich guy not playing the prick,renting high maintenance hookers and flashing around in unjustifyably pricey clothes ...
Nevertheless the guy is inspirational. He fell on the right thing in the right moment (1st full time employee of eBay, partly paid in eBay shares... but he was wise (and not greedy) enough not to sell them too early.
That's all he needed to become a millionaire, but he did it right. Good for him.

What's inspirational is what he did and he's doing with it.
Not going to Vegas like a teenage idiot.
Not speculating in Wall Street (that I know of), but investing in responsible film making. The kind of film that make one think that Hollywood is also what it is said to be, not only shitloads of spoiled idiots and whores making propaganda for the American way of life.
He works with George Clooney and financed Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, ... films that were worth shooting.
That's the kind of inspiration I'm eager for.

domenica 10 ottobre 2010


Slartibartfast: "I'd far rather be happy than right any day."
Arthur Dent: "And are you?"
Slartibartfast: "No. That's where it all falls down of course."

from "The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy" of Douglas Adams

sabato 9 ottobre 2010

War by other means - John Pilger

Says Sun Tsu ("The art of war"):
"Destroying your enemy is a minor victory. Conquering it is a major victory".

How the West (and the US over all) have built their wealth by stealing it from poorer countries.

For more insight, read the "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins and "Globalization and its discontents" by Joseph Stigliz (Nobel price for economy in 2001 and former head of world bank).

venerdì 8 ottobre 2010

Democrazia rappresentativa?

In democrazia i rappresentanti non dovrebbero essere rappresentativi del Paese, ma delle diverse posizioni politiche.
E dovrebbero essere meglio del Paese, altrimenti perche' il Paese dovrebbe seguirli?
E perche' dovrebbe averne bisogno?