GOOD NEWS (VI)
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Carlos A. Trevisi, Editor-in-Chief
September - October 2014
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The Aesthetics of Decay
(New York: Peter Lang, 2006)
Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urbanalleyway all become allies in Trigg's attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin.
remnants: vestigio del pasado / fallout: caída/ derelict: en ruinas / alleyway: travesía, callejón/ DICTIONARY:http://www.wordreference.com
The Aldi Doctor...
One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike, "My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I'd better see a doctor."
"Listen, you don't have to spend that kind of money," Mike replies.
"There's a diagnostic computer down at Aldi's. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what's wrong and what to do about It.
It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars. A lot cheaper than a doctor."
So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Aldi's.
He deposits ten dollars and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits.
Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:
"You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks. Thank you for shopping at Aldi's."
That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled.
He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure.
Joe hurries back to Aldi's, eager to check the results. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results.
The computer prints the following:
1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener.
2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo.
3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab.
4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer.
5. If you don't stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get better.
VOCABULARY: Concoction: Menjunje / ringworm: tiña
Ethiopia, is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan andSouth Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is the second most populous nation on the continent, with over 84,320,000 inhabitants, and the tenth largest by area, occupying 1,100,000 km2. With its capital at Addis Ababa, it is also the most populouslandlocked nation in the world. Ethiopia is one of the oldest sites of human existence known to scientists. It may be the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East. Despite being the major source of the Nile river, Ethiopia underwent a series of famines in the 1980s, exacerbated by adverse geopolitics and civil wars. The country has begun to recover, and it now has one of the biggest economies by GDP in East Africa and Central Africa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia
THE HAPPY SINGERS
The Happy Singers” are a group of popular singers. At present they are visiting all parts of the country. They will be arriving here tomorrow. They will be coming by train and many people will be waiting for them at the station. They will be staying for five days. As usual the police will have a difficult time trying to keep order. They will go back to London next week
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ARGENTINA´S BAD HABITS
Roughly 200 years ago, two countries in the Americas declared their independence from their colonial masters. Both had abundant land, natural resources, good ports, a temperate climate - seemingly all the makings of a great nation.
Two centuries later, the United States was the richest country in the history of the world, while Argentina was setting records with the three largest defaults in history - roughly $100 billion to its foreign creditors, and billions more to the World Bank and the IMF. Its banking system in ruins, its economy devastated, its credit rating destroyed, the government was fighting to keep the poverty rate below 50%.
Neither bad luck nor destiny drove Argentina from crisis to crisis; bad government did. Commodity wealth made Argentina one of the richest countries in the world until well into the 20th century.
Argentina: Governnance in Crisis, Paul Alexander Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst Executive
Summary Although the origins of the crisis were to be found in poor economic policy decisions that led to a chaotic devaluation, its dramatic denouement in December 2001 and subsequent development over the course of 2002 were deeply conditioned by political factors. The Argentine crisis was and remains a crisis of governance in the most profound sense.
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