The shadows of twin towers

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I was only 15 when the tragedy of the collapse of the twin towers happened. An event that shook everyone. These were the years when the Internet was spreading, the years when PC technology evolved and mobile phones were just accessories to call. A few years after 2001, especially thanks to the advent of the Internet, many conspiracy theories will come out. A theme that America has accustomed us to, especially with the moon-landing.
Few ruins remain of the disaster, but many shadows …

The Pope’s journey to Africa – Two reflections on his pontificate

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POPE in Africa (Madacascar) Photo ANSA

 

In these days the Pope is traveling to Africa.
The program includes visits to three countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. In addition, the Pope will meet young people, authorities and clergy but also AIDS patients and survivors of epidemics. Only another pope had been in Africa: Pope John Paul II in May 1989.

Pope Francis’ journey will last 7 days: from 4 to 10 September!

 

Pontificate

The pontificate of Pope Francis lives all in all with conflicting opinions, although mainly favorable, probably due to his warmer charisma than his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.

The problem of immigration, which is at the center of politics due to the serious problems of hospitality that Italy has to face every day, puts the pontificate of Pope Francis in serious difficulty, which since the beginning has always supported maximum acceptance without if and without but. A philosophy that many people certainly don’t like.

Beyond the issue of immigration, there is always the problem of pedophilia, which in spite of everything in recent years has spoken little about it, even if the subject is always alive among the people.
I must say that despite the many problems that exist in Italy, Pope Francis has been able to capture the sympathy of the people, confirming the greatness (and at the same time the humility) of his name more in words than in deeds.

The image of the Pope in Italy is completely different from the one he has abroad. It is obvious that in the Latin American countries the popularity of the Pope is out of the question and when there is a journey the Pope gathers millions of faithful.
In Anglo-Saxon countries instead. the Pope’s popularity is minor. Moreover, most of the scandals or investigations into pedophilia come from the Anglo-Saxon countries.

Although the Pope has brought considerable innovation and openness to the church, some reforms have been harshly criticized. For example, changing – albeit slightly – the prayer of the Our Father, was for many disconcerting.

Surely the opening to the Gay or some sex taboos has benefited the church, but probably not enough. The pontificate of Pope John Paul II seems very far away.

Surely the opening to the Gay or some sex taboos has benefited the church, but probably not enough. The pontificate of Pope John Paul II seems very far away. As a tradition, the church always places itself as a stronghold before social and world evolution, to take the distance from possible drifts.

The humanity of Pope Francis is certainly that of having often come into contact with people. Many will always remember the phone calls he made at the homes of the people, who answered almost incredulously.
Judging a pontificate is very difficult. Each era has its socio-political-economic context.

In addition to the problems mentioned above, there are the perennial problems of the thousands of property units owned by the Vatican, which are largely exempt from taxes, and the remaining Vatican has outstanding debts.

 

Best way to Study

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When the character is not yet modeled, studying is never easy! During the high school years it remains difficult to study for anyone, although some have more inclination.

With my years of experience, including university, I can give you some advice!

In high schools almost always the desire to study is lower than that of university years, both because one is a child and because one is forced to study.

The distractions of the study or the factors that can influence our listlessness can be divided into three categories: moral ones (which I will skip here as they are the most difficult to treat), mental ones and physical ones.

The moral factors are due to the sum of capacities, motivations and distractions.

Capabilities are generally refined over time so that you cannot hope to learn the concepts quickly but you have to work on motivations and avoid distractions. Distractions are a very important factor because some help others make our condition worse. Music, for example, often helps us because it helps us to study, if it is not a mnemonic study, in which it is necessary to speak and repeat aloud.
Other distractions like videogames instead are a total perdition because we start with the intent to stay only a few hours in front of the display and then we always postpone the study time. The television instead deceives us that it is always our friend deluding us that it can allow us to study with it when in reality it is not so.The external distractions instead like going out or practicing hobbies must be managed with extreme precision because often they bring us tiredness and they don’t allow us anymore to study as we would like. Needless to say, in fact, that with fatigue it is difficult to study even with the greatest motivations and abilities.

Regarding physical factors, I can say that a healthy body can certainly make more. Sometimes it is even possible to take energizing drinks to keep us spirited up, but not often!

 

Schools start

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Scene of Cartoon (ANIME) GTO [Great Teacher Onizuka]
Schools begin like every year … and all (or almost) students would like to be still in full summer… that dream of an endless summer.

After more than a decade that I have finished high school I often have the nightmare of having returned to schools … a constant “dream” in which I believe I have been rejected or be back with my studies.

It is paradoxical but I have no nostalgia for school years … perhaps only for university years where perhaps I regret not having managed the time between study and fun in the best possible way.

I am convinced that this world does not allow us to long regret childhood times, which are only affected by predistination. Our youth is more sacred than any loss of fate. My thinking is very difficult to believe but it is also the best way to take behind – though only a part of it – the past.

The ingenuity and cleanliness of childhood

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2019 Drawing of Pawel Kuczynski

When we are children our minutes flow as if we had an eternity before and as if we were in the pure unconsciousness of our age.

In the 90s and 2000s, virtual entertainment was much cleaner and the TV was like a baby sitter.

Today smartphones create a world in which perdition no longer allows for a clean world and now Do wash your dirty linen in public.

The mother spreads the clothes between the filaments of the system to the extent that cleaning it allows them to be exhibited.

Perhaps for some it does not make sense to criticize the technological evolution that forces us to keep up with the times, but surely a comparison with the past allows us to be more wise.

I miss the 90s and 2000s a bit

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Facebook has tested the elimination of the number of likes

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Most likely a huge news will come for facebook: the elimination of the number of likes, so it will no longer be possible to see the number of likes unless clicking on the post.

This novelty has already been applied to the other Zuckerberg social media: instagram! And it brought great changes because the likes were the first indicative data to know the popularity of a profile.

This novelty is part of a Mark Zuckerbergย philosophy project to remove the stress and emotion that brings the number of likes on the social media.ย The company has not declared any further information and is still not sure what the platform will reserve for its users.

The Borders of environment

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2019 Drawing of Pawel kuczynski

What are the limits of the environment?

Certainly they coincide with the limits of our inhumanity!

The life of this world has a limited time but it must not make up for much before its natural course.

Probably the man will settle on other planets like the moon or mars, even managing to correct and change atmospheric conditions.

The sea is the most significant indicator of climate change: its rise, which is increasing every year, represents the danger that the planet faces in raising temperatures caused to pollution.

This year the rise of the sea has been a record because the largest icebergs and Greenland glaciers have melted. And as if this were not enough, this year the US president Trump asked Denmark to buy Greenland. An action that could have brought an unspoiled nation into the wrong hands.

Moreover, this year the two greatest tragedies of the century have happened: the fires of the Amazon forest and those of the forests of Siberia, which are the green lungs of the planet. What else must happen to warn the powerful of the earth to take serious action? At Kyoto protocol – which includes the most important environmental measures – does not involve the USA, which is responsible for 36.2% of total carbon dioxide emissions.

SPORT: First win of the season for Ferrari in Belgium

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Finally Ferrari won. The Prancing Horse has returned to victory in Formula 1 thanks to Leclerc, the young Monegasque, who celebrates his first career victory in Spa, Belgium.

The red fast, which lasted from the 2018 US GP, ended up thanks to a driver who drove magnificently throughout the weekend and a Ferrari that was also perfect in planning the stops in the race. Today the Mercedes placed Lewis Hamilton and Bottas on the podium in front of Sebastian Vettel.

It is a victory that promises to attract many fans in seven days at Monza, but certainly sad considering the death of poor Anthoine Hubert in yesterday’s Formula 2 race.

Excellent fifth place for Alexander Albon who made his great debut with Red Bull.

We hope that this victory brings the formula one on a new road to see more show and more balance, without the overwhelming power of mercedes that has characterized the championships for many years.

SUMMER BOOK: Glenn Cooper – The Showstone

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Algosh, Iraq, 1989.ย During an archaeological excavation Hiram Donovan uncovers a piece of meticulously knapped obsidian. Instinct tells him to hide it from others on the dig, so he sends it back to his wife in America with a note: John Dee, British Museum/Scrying stone? Days later Hiram is murdered with it made to look like an accident. But there was a witness..

Release

July 31 2019 (ALL WORD)

SUMMER FILM: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Western television actor Rick Dalton is in decline, and his stand-in Cliff Booth seeks to gain wages and fortune in the film industry at the sunset of Hollywood’s golden age.

Release date
May 21, 2019ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย (Cannes)
July 26, 2019ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  (United States)
August 14, 2019ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย (United Kingdom)

September 18, 2019ย  ย  ย (Italy)