Friday, December 31, 2010

Not only prostitutes, coffee and football players..

…but also a cozy den for Nazis escaped from Justice and now a “brave” president who, on the last day of his mandate, in a cowardly way, denies the extradition of an Italian terrorist who killed four innocent people in the 70s. This act encroaches the basic human rights and, mostly, shows a lack of respect for human life which tells more about Brazil than its impetuous, perhaps inflated, economic growth.

Welcome to Rio

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

European Disunity

The European Union, formerly known as European Economic Community, was founded in 1957 and in fifty three years it widened up to include 27 Countries. Big debates are now taking place whether to admit or not Turkey as a member Country so narrowing the distance between Europe and Asia.

Despite these impressive numbers, the picture European citizens see every day is quite discouraging. Its Byzantine internal procedures have made EU become the most useless and expensive Institution ever. Unanimity is required to take decisions on some topics, as a matter of fact this is not democracy but paralysis, the opposite of democracy.

And all this circus is very expensive. Because there are two Headquarters, Brussels and Strasbourg, and nobody really knows why. And every single paperwork needs to be issued in two languages, English and French, when almost 100% of European citizens can understand English. And in any case the second language would be German.

So, if they are not able to agree where to settle in, how can decide what measures to take to face the crisis? The answer is simple. The European Union does not decide, it postpones. Somewhere, somebody will take care of everything. Perhaps USA, as usual.

We have a problem, but it’s definitely not Turkey.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Truth. A lesson to learn

Thirty-eight years and four months after the Bloody Sunday in Derry, British Prime Minister has admitted it was a massacre carried out by English troops against harmless people.
This is a big step in the direction of recovering the truth about that shameful page , it will be even bigger if the culprits of that massacre will be now prosecuted.

In any case, the speech held by the Prime Minister is a strong and meaningful act that is in favor of peace.
Yes, because there can’t be enduring peace without the building of a common conscience, there can’t be a Nation without the collective awareness of responsibilities from all parties.

This is the lesson to be learned from rulers who consider the state as a battlefield. And this is happening in many ways and in many places, much closer than we might expect.

My rational praise to the British Prime Minister, my fraternal empathy to all people of Ireland.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hi everybody, welcome to Heads up!
A new blog on fashion, food, sports, way of last!

Well, not exactly. You won't find anything here to enhance your productivity; what you might find is a green field to exchange opinions about what's going on out there. So, if you like the idea, shoot a note and thanks for your visit.

Few words about the author (he doesn't deserve more): Italian born and bred, lucky enough to travel a bit, deeply curious and disenchanted.