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Los Roper Reloaded

19 diciembre, 2008 Deja un comentario

No sé cómo ni de qué manera han salido hoy Los Roper en una charla con mis padres. Pero qué buenos eran, ¿no os recuerda Escenas de Matrimonio vagamente a aquella estupendísima serie? siempre recuerdo el logo de Thames, con una imagen del puente de Londres y el Támesis que ponían justo antes de que comenzara el capítulo. La verdad qué fue de Los Roper, MASH, Con 8 Basta y todas aquellas maravillosas series…

En fin me he puesto nostálgico, os dejo con este resumen que he encontrado:

y esto otro es un extracto entero de un capítulo en el que Roger pierde su perro, Trufa:

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You wouldn’t by our shitty cars

13 diciembre, 2008 2 comentarios

My friend David from the USA sent me by e-mail this ad, it shows how Americans see this huge, terrible, crisis that is hitting their car industry. I think many people in the country do not trust the official reasons being spread by the media as for why money has to be given to these industries, apparently for free.

You wouldn't buy our shitty cars

You wouldn't buy our shitty cars

This is a very complex issue. My view here in Spain may be different from that of my friends in the USA. My company produces and sells industrial equipment for catering, etc. Our products comply with all EC safety regulations, standards, and so but they do not seem to be OK to be sold in the US market. We’ve been trying to introduce our products in the US market with no success for many years since we are required to fulfill a huge range of regulations, health and safety standards, which seem to be changed every time we try to adapt our products to them, etc. These rules of course differ from those existing in Europe. I bet none of both can convince the other side that their regulations are safer, better, than the others. So what’s the deal? protectionism! companies pay lobbyists so they put pressure on the Governments who dictate the rules. Then you prevent those companies from really competing in the market, they do not necessarilly become better and try to optimize their products and processes because they do not need to: the Governments protect them and keep them safe at home. And when bad times come they cry for help. Those foreign companies selling cars in your domestic market have done so thanks to many Government-level agreements, because they relaxed the protectionism rules without giving the time to GM etc to adapt. They do not need to and thought somehow Uncle Sam would save them at the last.

I am sure that US companies trying to sell their products in Europe will be facing the same protectionism rules. My company has spent hundreds of thousands of euros in obtaining certificates from many US authorities but we are still in the process. This is crazy and nonsense if we are talking about globalism and open markets.

Important note: the opinions expressed in this post are solely mine and private and do not necessarilly express my organization’s point of view of the issue.

Categorías:Economía, Política

Euskarari mesede gutxi

8 diciembre, 2008 2 comentarios

Berri hau eguneratu egin dut, arren ikus sarrera eguneratua beherago

Abenduak 6an:

Kutxaespaciora gerturatu gara ni eta lagun bat, FNAC-eko bazkide izateagatik gaur eguerdiko ekitaldirako gonbidapen pare bat nituen eta.

Kutxaespacio

Kutxaespacio

Deskontuarekin gainera! nolatan utzi aukera hau pasatzen. Ba ezin izan dugu sartu, ekitaldia euskaraz bait zen eta nire lagunak ez daki euskaraz. Amorrua eman dit eta leihatilan zegoen emakumeari hala esan diot, nolatan ez zidaten telefonoz detaile txiki hori komentatu? Euskarari mesede gutxi egiten dio horrelako jokaerak, euskaraz ez dakienak gaizki sentitu arazten ditu eta ez du batere laguntzen ezagutzen ez duen hizkuntza baterantz inolako erakarpenik sortzen.

Eguneraketa, abenduak 10an:

Ustekabean honako desenkusaketa hau jaso dut gaurko asteazken euritsu honetan. Lerro hauen bitartez, eskerrak eman nahiko nizkioke Zientziaren Kutxagunean lan egiten duen Elena Rosales-eri, (Marketin, Komunikazio eta Bisitarien Arreta bulegoan) demostratu duen profesionaltasunarengaitik. Blog gune hau kritikatzeko lan tresta aproposa den bezala nire ustez batzurek egiten duten lan aparta azaltzeko baliagarria ere bada eta. Hona hemen jasotako mezua:

De: Comunicación
Para: Fermin
Enviado: miércoles, 10 de diciembre, 2008 10:04:04
Asunto: Zientziaren kutxaGuneko barkamena

Fermin Estimatua:

Zurekin hitzegitea gustatuko lidaidake. Lehenik eta behin barkamena eskatzeko eta bestetik, erderazko planetarium saio batera gonbidatzeko. Astelehenean gertatutakoa argitu nahiko nizuke.

Al baduzu mesedez dei nazazu… edo ta nora deitu dezaket zurekin hitzegiteko.

Mila esker..

Elena Rosales
Marketin, Komunikazio eta Bisitarien Arreta / Marketing, Comunicación y Atención al Visitante

ZIENTZIAREN KUTXAGUNEA – KUTXAESPACIO DE LA CIENCIA
Mikeletegi, 43 – 20009 – Donostia – San Sebastián
http://www.miramon.org

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