E.U. Crisis: Batten Down the Hatches. Der Sturm Est Arrivée
Irish are as mad as hell and aren’t gonna take it any more. Or so
it would seem watching a transmission from Dáil Éireann (House of
Representatives) in Dublin Wednesday.
parties lambaste the handling of the Euro crisis which is about to
wreak havoc. The Tempest has arrived. France is snarling across the
channel while Angela Merkel is playing Nana to clam down the house.
Meltdown is here. Madame Austerity will soon be knocking her boney
knuckle on everyone’s door. . Politics I know and isn't it
A garden in Cologne Germany 2011. Double vision or a split view
two articles in the press are much more sober and enlightening. One
by Frank Barry, a professor of international business and
development at Trinity College Dublin http://tinyurl.com/c6ulkf8
and the other by the chief of staff the British armed forces
General David Richards http://tinyurl.com/c2psqlu
Barry sums up the Irish dilemma facing all those rowdy voices in Dáil
Éireann. What comes into the country as a source of money to produce
goods does so from the USA and what goes out of the country in
production is mostly destined for Great Britain. He informs us the
Irish economy is an Atlantic one and as such “ A
fiscal policy harmonized within the Euro area will not synchronize
the Irish business cycle with that of the French-German core. “
So the Irish have it, to stay in and risk destruction or opt out and
ride the storm to happier times. What's a decade to the well-being of
an entire country.
is not usual for soldiers to speak in political circles but when they
do it is most often worth listening to. General Richards is quite
blunt in his assessment of the situation.
“I am clear that
the single biggest strategic risk facing the UK today is economic
rather than military,” he
says “Over time,
a thriving economy must be the central ingredient in any UK Grand
Strategy. This is why the eurozone crisis is of such huge importance
not just to the City of London but rightly to the whole country and
to military planners like me.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel is right to praise Britain as an important
partner because simply it is. Not only for the Irish but for the
Eurocore Federal States. The newly established Confederate States of
Europe may get new members sooner rather than later. However, the
goal for SuperState remains intact. To form a functioning and safer
German led Eurozone weaker countries can hope to join after this
crisis is over. And, a partner Confederacy should the Franco-German
experiment become too difficult for some weaker nations to join. Two
options but still one Europe. Batten down the hatches Der
Sturm est arrivée
Communities under change, a visual report about changes in Divided cities challenged by conflict and social unrest. Berlin 1989. A cross marks the end of the Wall and a tribute to those fallen while trying to escape from communism.
The Grim reaper returned on Friday 5 th August 2011 almost four years to the day it first appeared to strike its boney knuckle on the door...
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La Tene, the Cooley Gathering
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Post-post photojournalism is now Photomoderne.
Post photojournalism entered the media world around 2003 with the arrival of citizens journalism. There came the use of free Internet images with decline in newspaper readership and revenue. Though it was depleting as a press profession photojournalists refused to abandon it as an outdated medium.
In post-post photojournalism (since 2008) where acceptance of all things new, creation of new roles, markets and the return of the credible source to verify Citizen's news, we see photojournalism branching in many directions. Today it evolves, develops, and creates a powerful destiny to fulfill.
Post-post photojournalism is now Photomoderne breaking with tradition.
The documentary essay merges with the artistic expression. De Kijk is a tribute to the Dutch masters Theo Van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian who made De Stijl.....the new VVKH building in Leiden. NL
Trouble with colour
living in the abstract, new photojournalism creates fresh branches for a colourful future
Art and the City
Street propaganda mediums are part of culture wars
The unsinkable and the infallable show signs of mortality
War & the Plastik heaven
Watching over or just watching. Selection of images from the project , war & the plastik heaven. The Hague, netherlands, a europe burdened with security, 90% of the planets defense budget spent by US & Europe.
A selection of portraits from the Combatant's project, above, Sarajevo, opposite page, Kurdistan, Iraq, Ulster, Syria, Palestine, Bosnia, Trans-dinistra.
defending Sarajevo 1992
Here we Go ............. BREAKING BORDERS
A child slides in Herastrau Park Bucharest 1996
Borders beyond borders, Crossing the lines
Prisoners lives #2 A recent visit to Auschwitz made me think about borders and how they are crossed.
The Tenth Crusade
The commander of the notorious Tenth Crusade leaves his post and his people to their fate he created.
Onward Christian soldiers
The Christian war machine can produce an array of dubious leaders . The Georgians loved him because he killed so many Russians.............Prague..spring 1990....from War & the Plastik heaven
Where land is Akbar & god is humble
The demographics say it all. From the few thousands to the many millions in only a hundred years, Man triumphs over god's plan for armageddon, or is it just the will to survive.
a highway beneath a canal
The big Run
A bank machine next to a Leiden art gallery... july 08........................ Henry Paulson, who cashed out his Goldman stock valued at $575 million to become the Secretary of Treasury (without having to pay any taxes on the sale), earned more than $53 million in pocket change during just his last two years at Goldman Sachs for innovations such as a new line of "Mortgage Backed Securities." Gambling more than a trillion dollars on risky subprime second mortgages......http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10433........does anybody out there believe in conspiracy theories.
Let the battle for new Rome commence
stars & strips over the Boston southie skyline 1988
McCain and Obama spar in first debate
Mr McCain argued: "We are winning in Iraq and we will come home with victory and with honour,"...and...""Russia has now become a nation fuelled by petro-dollars....I looked in Mr Putin's eyes and I saw three letters - a K, a G and B," whilst Mr Obama pointed "to the spread of al-Qaeda to some 60 countries" and that the US had to do more , including improving its own image as a "beacon of light" on rights." . .......BBC...Saturday, 27 September 2008 08:35 UK ....
This is a little spot on Derry's Walls where girls from a nearby school meet as a private location to discuss things and do things and plan things. It is a long road ahead for these unsuspecting hopefuls.
A picture from Berlin. A Martin Luther King poster I think translates as "Expressing the truth needs courage." Although this was taken in 2006 I feel it can be put to use to celebrate the King anniversay.