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Tyhmästä päästä kärsii koko blogi. -

The picture on the left, that looks more like some coastal place in India is actually a picture clicked in the US by a friend of mine. The one on the right, that appears more like a National Park in the US, is actually something another friend clicked in India. The one in the middle is what I clicked a few years back when I was probably flying somewhere in the middle of these two countries. You will understand towards the end the correlation between these pictures and the post. I've had...


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Napapiiriltä New Yorkiin -

Mistä tunnistaa mukavan kaupunginosan? Lukemattomista kasvisruokaa tarjoavista ravintoloista sekä koiran paskasta kadulla. East Village on Manhattanin boheemeinta, ainutlaatuisinta, hipeintä ja liberaaleinta aluetta. Näillä alueilla viihtyvät yleensä "vaihtoehtoiset" vaatekaupat, pikku krääsäkaupat sekä levykaupat. Hakusessa oli vinyyliä ja lähinnä second-hand sellaista mielellään. Tässäpä muutama levykauppapoiminta: Etherea Täältä kaupasta saa tietämystä jos sitä...


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Freodom -

Since the official release date of Middle-earth: Shadow of War is tomorrow, this feels like a good moment to say a few words about its predecessor, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor , or, to those of us who play the Lord of the Rings living card game , The Morgul Vale : the video game. John Howe: In Mordor , 1989. ** I've been playing the Xbox One version, so strictly speaking this is a review of that. Set between the events of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, you play a Gondorian ranger on a...


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Dili Days Decrease -

I haven't been updating my blog properly for a while, so I haven't reported that it was not only Dili in turmoil, but we had some terrifying incidents here in Helsinki too. These things happened around 1st of May celebrations, which are a really big thing here, but I missed them this year because of an irritating deadline for a conference paper, set very untoughtfully to 1st of May (no cultural sensitivity there!). Robin has been covering both Dili and Helsinki incidents in his blog, so look...


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Cali 2 Mex -

LA:hin on tullut tutustuttua vajaan viikon ajan ja enaa kaupunki ei tunnu aivan niin suunnattomalta. Tukikohtana on toiminut East LA, joka vaikuttaa olevan latinoenemmistoista aluetta. On jannaa miten valkoiset tuntuu linnoittautuneen jonnekin omille asuinalueilleen. Sellainen fiilis vahan tulee kavellessa MacArthur Parkilla tai kaydessa joissakin kaupoissa Broadwaylla downtownissa. Valilla huomaa olevansa ainoa valkoinen ja tuntuu etta […]


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Dili Days Decrease -

Today, it is exactly four years since the United Nations handed over the full government of Timor-Leste to the Timorese people. By a somewhat amazing coincidence, it was also today that I met with Lady Patricia Mirrlees, wife of the Nobel laureate who was in Helsinki to receive a Doctor Honoris Causa title from the Helsinki School of Economics yesterday. It turned out that Lady Mirrlees, a great friend of Timor, had been in Dili just a couple of weeks ago. We had a long discussion especially...


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Dili Days Decrease -

Since I am no longer in Dili, I was going to end writing this blog and start a new one with a more accurate tile. However, the title words have got a whole new meaning now, so I continue with that for time being. Although I have made a couple of posts about recent violence in Dili, I didn’t comment the events frequently or extensively. It is very difficult to believe what I clearly see. Despite the reports, I remained confident that the situation would normalise soon until last Thursday when...


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Dili Days Decrease -

Yesterday, I was walking and talking to my cell phone, when suddenly someone tapped my shoulder at the Central Railway Station square. I hardly believed my eyes to see two Timorese civil service directors, Mr Augusto Barreto and Mr Liborio Pereira here. Considering how much I have been thinking about Timor-Leste in the past week, I almost felt these people were miraculously summoned by my thoughts (in reality, they had been attending a training). While they told me some scary details, and even...


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Dili Days Decrease -

What is happening in Timor-Leste? I’ve tried to locate the best sources to follow the development of the situation. Here’s what I’ve found so far: http://timor-online.blogspot.com/ This blog is by far the best, updated almost every 10 minutes. Mostly in Portuguese; if you are not lusophone, this google translation gives a pretty decent idea still. UNOTIL The official website of the United Nations Office in Timor-Leste. Updated daily with situation reports. Lusa Timor-Leste The Portuguese...


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Pink Lady on the Loose! -

Well, it has finally happened. After more than 2 years of planning it, waiting for it, Pink Lady has finally moved to Asia. To Bangalore, India to be more precise. The Hubby will join in a few days. Since I will be working here, I wanted to buy some local-style, business-appropriate clothes. Frankly, I felt very underdressed here in my Western clothes. All those Indian beauties in their sarees


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Daily Loaf -

Skew me, skew you. I'm on a mailing list that doesn't generate much traffic most of the time, but when it does, debates tend to be heated. I'm usually the advocatus diaboli on the list, since most readers and posters write from a rather anti-establishment point of view. Today Mike kindly informed us of a boycott that's being agitated against ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Kraft, et alia, by the Finnish chapter of the Friends of the Earth network. As a firm believer in the power of markets as an...


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Feel that beat -

100 Biz Markie: Just A Friend 99 Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft/ Ying Yang Twins: Get Low 98 Warren G ft. Nate Dogg: Regulate 97 Eve: Who's that Girl 96 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Parents Just Don't Understand 95 L'Trimm: Cars With The Boom 94 Master P ft. Sikk, Fiend, Mia-x and Mystical: Make 'Em Say Ugh 93 N.E.R.D. ft. Lee Harvey and Vida: Lapdance 92 Yo-Yo: Can't Play with my Yo-Yo 91 Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone: Ridin' 90 Pete Rock & CL Smooth: They Reminisce Over You...


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Minitarinoita -

I've been testing the device both while cycling and walking. Today it was walking as I went to take care of some errands in the town center. The accuracy of the GPS seems to suffer a bit when walking between tall buildings on the east side of the center. You can see that the rightmost vertical line in the picture below doesn't go along the streets, so the signal was lost in a couple of places and then picked up again later. The way I'm using the device while walking is that I have attached the...


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A free diary -

The winds of change blowing through the Middle East are bringing enormous hopes for change.  In Egypt, where Hosni Mubarak helped to maintain the siege on Gaza, there is now a big public campaign to open to Rafah crossing. It has not succeeded yet, but the situation in Egypt remains very fluid and hopeful. And the pressure is growing on Israel also to abandon the illegal siege.  Viva Palestina is liaising constantly with our friends in the Middle East to assess what the next steps are to...


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Dili Days Decrease -

It is still hard to understand how little there were visible signs of upcoming misfortune in second-last week of April. Even if there were some tension in the air, I still wouldn’t ever have anticipated what was coming, as I have reported earlier. These photos are from 21 and 22 April, my last day at the UNDP office as well as the farewell party and the departure from the airport. At that time, it was still more or less business as usual. There are more related pictures here. Thanks again...


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A free diary -

Tell them to let our people go To all: By now you’ve no doubt heard the news about Hillary’s people defining the about to take off Gaza flotilla as a “provacative act”! Could Obama be getting a bit nervous that he might have to take a stand? He may be nervous but not as much as the Israeli government that is throwing everything in the book at them to prevent them from even leaving the shores. Below is a partial dialogue from the State Dept. press conference where Matt Lee of the AP was...


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Minitarinoita -

I have been using a Sigma 800 odometer for measuring cycling distances and an Excel table to keep track of them plus maximum and average speeds. However, there is a device that can do all that and more automatically and it's called Garmin Edge 200. It's a GPS device that records speed, distance, average speed, maximum speed and changes in elevation while also keeping track of your route. When you upload the data to the Garmin Connect site, you can view your route on a map or a satellite photo...


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Dili Days Decrease -

I have decided to post all further Timor-Leste related comments in my Itinera Mundi Mentisque blog , so check there for eventual updates. The most recent entry is on the International Crisis Group report. Tags: Dili | Timor-Leste | East Timor


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Ineksen Päiväkirja - Suodatettua totuutta ja kaunisteltuja val -

Ajattelin seurata pelinjohtajamme Mikan ( darth_rattus  ) esimerkkiä ja kirjoittaa entryjä tuoreesta ropestamme, mikäli jotakuta kiinnostaa lukea kuvauksia. Pelaamme siis "vanhaa" kunnon Vampirea, jonka kaupunkikonseptin Mika on muokannut mieleisekseen. Cutin alla ovat hahmoprofiilit ja kaupungin/tilanteen kuvaus englanniksi, olen lisännyt hieman olennaista infoa hahmoista kunkin kohdalle, jos olen kokenut sen tarpeelliseksi. Mahdollisimman pian postaan oman kirjoitelmani eilisestä ja...


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Kyynhimassa tänään -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKzlfqmzpQ I's mothafukkin' evil Joe! Ya know where I come from? I come from East Side


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Oopiumiunia -

Heterowife-swapping and orgies are so 2005. If you want real action, you need to get down to the UK's hardest underground gay sex clubs. Warning: this ain't pretty... When you're looking for the most extreme sex club in the country, when do you call off the search? After the HIV+ barebacking night? When someone starts drinking a stranger's piss for fun? Or do you wait until a man's screams are drowning out the music at a fisting night? Over the last couple of months, many of you have responded...


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Listablogi -

Sarjassa juhlitaan artisteja, joiden ensikäynnistä Suomen listoilla tulee tässä kuussa kuluneeksi pyöreähköjä vuosia. 50 vuotta: Engelbert Humperdinck Ensihitti The Last Waltz nousi kuutoseksi, sitä seurasi mm. kaksi Top 3 -albumia. 45 vuotta myöhemmin mies edusti Britanniaa euroviisuissa. 45 vuotta: David Bowie 45 vuotta: Yes 45 vuotta: Dr. Hook 45 vuotta: Joe Dassin Bowien eka merkintä tuli albumilla The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , Yesin vastaava oli...


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...noir -

Villin lännen rosoisuuteen kuten baaritappeluihin, ulkohuusseihin ja partoihin kyllästyneet kultturellit herkkäsielut halajavat sivistyneistön pariin, eli itään olisi päästävä. Mutta go west young man-sääntö kertoo ettei niin voisi tehdä. Tämä muuttuu kun saluunaan toikkaroi räkäinen resupekka James Harlow (John Candy), joka sattuu olemaan ammatiltaan äärimmäisen epäpätevä karavaaniopas ja siten rohkaisu lähtöön. "Hän näyttää epävarmalta, mutta hänen...


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Vettä sillan alla -

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead. Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I...


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East of the Sun -

Volvo will no longer be making busses in Tampere and will "negotiate" with its workers in Turku, over 9000 people considered the stuff on the telly sufficiently crappy to give up their licences all together in february, the rumors that Aker Yards will be chopped up like a day-old carcass intensify, Clinton beat Obama (why does it always sound like his first name to me?)in two states and contrary to expectations is thus not yet out of the race, an Argentinian footballer playing in Barcelona was...


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Toivo Korpi -

Gilles Dauvé Toimittajan huomautus Tämä kirjoitettiin liettualaisille ystäville, jotka halusivat julkaista esseen Capitalism & Communism vuodelta 1972.  Jotkut tämän tekstin osat (ja jotkut katkelmat esseestämme Revisiting the East and Popping in at Marx’s) saattavat kiinnostaa erityisesti entisissä byrokraattisissa – tai valtiokapitalistisissa – maissa asuvia ihmisiä, mutta tässä käsitellyt yleiset kysymykset koskettavat jokaista, joka välittää radikaalista […]


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Dili Days Decrease -

As I may have mentioned somewhere before, I've got this never ending project of organising my photos and posting them to the blog. While my intention remains to make some commentaries of the events where the photos are taken I have to recognise that this may take much more time than I think. Therefore, I'm now posting an English index of the photo albums that I have managed to construct so far. This is actually covering more or less all my photo-events in Timor-Leste, but many of the links lead...


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Roadside Burger Blog -

This was my fourth and last burger with a journalist from Helsingin Sanomat. He's making a story about hamburgers and I was interviewed for the article while tasting several burgers. In the 90's there were three big burger chains in Finland - McDonalds, Carrols and Hesburger. Two of these were original US based burger chains. You know the McDonals but also Carrols originally came to Finland as a franchise from the United States. Carrols Corporation was found in Syracusa NY, and during the 60's...


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