Post Number: 1704
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 8:43 pm: |
If you were born or raised in a nation that has been traditionally stable, it is a good idea to open up your mind to a whole different experience and be on the alert for the unexpected... or may be not that unexpected.
I recently read that a group of students took on the central office that regulates public colleges in Argentina, the rectorado de la UBA. I had an instant flashback to the days when I was just becoming a teenager. At the time -around 1974/1975, another crisis was brewing and schools and colleges were the favored ponds where extremist organizations would fish for members. It was a time when everything was very politicized and it wasn't uncommon for us to come to school -I was 13 years of age approx.- just to find out that specific student groups (left) had taken over our classes and teachers had been dismissed. There was chaos around and a peronist President at the helm. The number of classes missed were count in months, not weeks, not days, not hours. And students, back then just like now, could overpower educational boards with an ease that would defy the senses.
While I was reading this article I couldn't help but to feel very sad. It reminded me of a time when students would disappear from the streets and school. In my own school, there had been 17 students (of about 17 years of age) that had been tagged as "missing" (their bodies never found) and not too long after these events, I witnessed the last military coup.
On the tail of this piece of news I came across this other article by newsweek which alerts of a potential violent outcome stemming from the farmers conflict... This is what I would like to highlight today: our society -the argentine one-, has for good or for bad, been too used to solving problems in a violent fashion. Contrary to other societies where the population as a whole would think twice before altering the statu quo, it has become just to easy for us to think in terms of decimation only to start afresh. If history rhymes, I am only hoping that this time the correspondance in sound is as bad as it could possibly be.
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Post Number: 16
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:29 pm: |
Just wanted to let every one know of a recent scam experienced by friends. They received a phone call at their apt. at about 9pm saying that an unidentified female was in an accident involving a taxi. She gave their information for them to come to help her. The taxi company was sending a taxi to pick them up so that they could come assist this woman.Fortunately, they called an Argentine friend who advised them to ignore it as they knew no such female.
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:38 pm: |
I was wondering if anyone knows where in BsAs to view this important film by Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson and Dave Walker which is beign released today. thank you, Ricardo
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