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picture13 Oct 2003 @ 14:12, by Max Sandor

Ipiranga, the place where independence was declared for Brazil, or so they say, is a magical place; one of the top postcard motifs for tourists and locals alike.

At the entrance of palace and park are huge signs: Ïndependence ou Morte" - no tranlation needed !??

Don't know what they did with this park from 1964 to 1985, or so...

The dictators of this world always celebrate independence and "freedom" in the face of those who they suppress.

Not much time to reflect about this for me... have a full program...

(I wrote several paragraphs here but they vanished during the upload, oh well).

Will have to add pictures later. The glorious 40MegaBytes download of NikonView (just to squeeze the pictures out of my Coolpix) doesn't manage to download the pictures from the camera, instead it clutters the laptop diskspace with some nearly unusable programs whose designers deserve the 'Golden Lemon'for stupid user interfaces... (I still love my Nikon Coolpix, tho).

Lots of dire thoughts here, I guess it's too compensate for all the alegria I have here otherwise, hehe...

Am late for the next appointment(s)... will have to run..

Photo from the Museu do Ipiranga site.

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15 Oct 2003 @ 04:10 by jmarc : We say live free or die here
but i'm afraid that has lost all meaning. i think we're already in the hands of the mortician. Well, most of us. Not me.never me, lol. Always the other guy.  

22 Oct 2003 @ 18:27 by Edward @ : independence or death
The problem with setting any two things in opposition, is that sooner or later, the alternative one does NOT want will replace the one one DOES want. This will occur cyclically over time, with one item dominating for a while, then the second dominating, then back to the first item.

Solution? Dunno...


Maybe place two positives in opposition, both of which are the same thing?

Our new test motto:

"Independence or freedom!"


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"On Sunday, Cleveland beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 and advanced to the conference finals. Now that it has swept two playoff series, it's worth reevaluating this team. Are the Cavs that we've seen in the past three weeks that much different from the ones that went through so much drama in the previous 82 games? Are they significantly better than they were this time last year?

The big change is obvious: Cleveland is taking and making more 3-pointers than anyone else in the postseason, which has made its offense almost unstoppable. Channing Frye was acquired at the trade deadline in order to help the Cavaliers space the floor, and when he's on the court with Love, there isn't a better-shooting big man duo in the league.

In Game 2 against Atlanta, Cleveland shot 25-for-45 from 3-point range, setting an NBA record for 3s made in a game, regular season or playoffs. In the other three games, the Cavs shot 52-for-107 (48.6 percent).

“They shot the piss out of the ball,” Hawks forward Paul Millsap said.

Theoretically, it's not that difficult to figure out how to build an offense around James: simply surround him with as many shooters as possible. For the Cavs, though, the game has never looked as easy as it has in these playoffs. Unlike last year, James isn't grinding out ugly possessions, going one-on-one and playing almost every minute. Unlike the regular season, there haven't been any letdowns."
"To be clear: the Hawks are not a bunch of schlubs, and Cleveland didn't completely embarrass them. Atlanta trailed by just two points with three-and-a-half minutes left in Game 1, led going into the fourth quarter of Game 3 and had an opportunity to win on the final possession of Game 4. The Hawks often looked helpless defensively, though, and that is rare. They were second in the NBA in defensive rating in the regular season.

“I just think we hit our stride at the right time,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. “I think the last three or four weeks of the season we really started playing really good basketball on both ends and it's carried over. I think the guys are trusting the offense, they're trusting the defense, and when you're able to lock into a team for a seven-game series, it's easier. It's easier on you. You can kind of pick up their tendencies, what they like to do, what they're going to do after timeouts, how they're going to play you defensively.”

In the close-out game, Love scored a game-high 27 points, going 8-for-15 from 3-point range and pulling down 13 rebounds. That's the sort of stat line that makes him unique, and the Cavs had no one who could do that this time last year. James came close to a triple-double, with 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Kyrie Irving's eight assists were more important than his 21 points. Crucially, the team isn't just coasting by on talent alone -- the three of them made each other better.

“I know these guys have been waiting on the opportunity to be in the postseason again after what happened last year with their injuries,” James said. “They've been building up towards this both mentally and physically. Obviously I can't say that I haven't waited for ‘em as well -- to get them back to this moment so I can be out there with them."  

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