Thursday, 12 June 2008

Closing down . . . . .

It looks like envelope-pushing expat mag par excellence The eXile has finally been shut down by the Russian government as a result of an 'editorial audit'. The magazine saw out the reigns of Yeltsin and Putin, only to come-a-cropper in the supposedly more liberal Medvedev era, it seems that the Medvedev government is not going to be as liberal as everyone hoped.

6 comments:

justrecently said...

Medvedev isn't running things alone. Think of how bored Putin must be about dealing with milk prices and road construction administration. I'm sure he only shows up once a week in his new office. Now he could do something that catches global attention again. Someting presidential, you know.

Antonio Napoli said...

Hallo,

I found this comment of yours in another blog.

http://blog.foolsmountain.com/2008/06/27/is-fiat-too-clever/

I have to say that I feel outraged to see that exist still people like you who has such puerile prejudices.
I don't know where you are from, but nevertheless I have to tell you that are there only few countries on this earth with a strong and important past as Italy had, and is not only about the Roman empire.
The whole peninsula had a great and glorious history.
The last decades cannot obscure it, and you are not allow to offend a nation, it does not matter which is. Moreover you statements are so poor...

You talk about football...is it something so important? By the way Italy won four times
the world cup without cheating any one (actually Italy has suffered it)...Did your country did the same? And what about technology? Did your country ever express something at the same level of Ferrari? Let me it know, because I am curious.
You talk about army...is it the most important thing of a nation?
I thought that scientists, musicians, artists, mathematicians, etc. etc were much more important...
By the way the history of Italy is full of brave and amazing generals...I don't know if you have ever heard of Eugenio di Savoia...search in Internet and try to understand why he deserved to get the Belvedere in Vienna as a gift...it may be that you learn something new...
But how can you talk like that? The western society has been shaped and it is based on the Roman Empire??? I remind you that Rome is in Italy.
OK, let's forget the Romans, and what about Macchiavelli, and Giotto, and Michelangelo and Giordano Bruno, and Marconi, and Fermi? I hope you have already heard about them. And what about your language (only in case you are English)? English contains 60-65% of Latin words (according to Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries)...have you ever noticed it?

Than you reached the top of the offences with the last point about mafia...
I really hope you are not English or an US guy...because Italian mafia cannot organize wars and kill hundreds of thousands of persons around the world as the English or the US governments did in the last 3-4 centuries...
If you take any book (take Britannica encyclopedia for example) and look for the word Mafia, you will notice that Mafia is characterized by some common aspects.
Thus try to think how the western governments behave (the US and the English in particular)...and you will end up that they have a lot of things in common with mafia...
I give you an example: in the mafia organization if someone decides to become a repentant criminal, what does it happen to him? He is immediately killed.
Well, there were about 65 witnesses for trial concerning the assasination of John Kennedy set by Judge Jim Garrison...45 have been killed before they could testify...do you notice any similarity? I hope you know that JFK was killed by a plot and one of the reason was to go further with the Vietnam war since the US weapon corporation wanted/need this...you can easily search who is financing whom during the US elections...and you will see that such corporations did not almost finance JFK and they definitely did not finance his brother Robert (who was also brutally assassinated)...

I hope that this explanation give you the opportunity to open your eyes...and clean your mind by infantile prejudices..

your sincerely
Antonio Napoli

FOARP said...

Dude, I could argue with you, but all I have to say is: Wow!

Happy everyday!

Antonio Napoli said...

Hi!

I don't understand your answer, so please argue with me:-)

Antonio

Anonymous said...

fear of a red planet is kinda like "fear of islamofascism", but there's no oil to gain from it. just the joy of being ignorant, butcher anglo-americans.

FOARP said...

Nah, fear of a red planet is really like "Fear Of Your Mother In Law".