Italia, tasse, politica,burocrazia.La foresta di Sherwood, senza Robin Hood


Robin Hood (2010 film)
Robin Hood (2010 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin)

Quando mio padre torno’ dalla prigionia di guerra nazista gli fu assegnata una pensione di invalido di guerra di prima categoria. Meritatamente, visto che il lavoro a cui era costretto gli era costato la schiena.

Pesava 40 chili e dopo tre anni di ospedale e un viaggio a Lourdes riuscì a rimettersi in salute.

La cosa che gli venne più naturale fu quella di cercarsi un lavoro onesto col quale mandare avanti la famiglia (eravamo in cinque coi miei genitori e mamma faceva la casalinga)

Si buttò a capofitto su un nuovo prodotto per quell’epoca, i “grissini”. Vicino a Conegliano la ditta “Roberto” li aveva inventati e fu un successo istantaneo.

Era facile venderli, non c’era concorrenza, ma soprattutto non c’erano TASSE esagerate. Si compravano in ditta e si vendevano nei negozi, in un’Italia anni 60 che uscendo dalla crisi post bellica cercava di rimettersi in piedi. Tempi d’oro per fare impresa. L’unica tassa che mi ricordo sentir nominare era l’IGE (Imposta Generale Entrate).

Non esistevano ne fatture ne bolle di accompagnamento. Era tutto veramente semplice e per lo più affidato al buon senso, un bene comune che abbondava nel nostro Paese allora.

 

Poi venne l’IVA e mio padre rifiutò l’idea di compilare carte e scartoffie per vendere i grissini. Preferì vendere, anzi cedere, l’attività. Mio fratello ed io non eravamo ancora in età da patente, ed il business di famiglia passò ad un compaesano.

 

Oggi è tutto diverso. Le tasse strangolano l’economia. La lira è stata sostituita dall’Euro. Aprire un’attività è diventato uno slalom speciale tra permessi e burocrazie varie che farebbero saltare i nervi ad un Santo. Fare impresa oggi significa ESSERE SCHIAVI DELLO STATO E DELLE TASSE CHE COSI’ SPUDORATAMENTE IMPONE al fine di foraggiare l’enorme spesa pubblica che come un rubinetto aperto dissangua le casse dello Stato stesso.

 

Un circolo vizioso che permette a politici corrotti e faccendieri di allearsi nel crimine per dar fondo a tutto quello che si puo’ prendere, compresi gli stipendi da nababbi e le pensioni d’oro.

Fare politica oggi è un business redditizio.

Renzi ci darà gli 80 Euro. Perchè non ci toglie il canone RAI di 113 Euro annui che potrebbero rimanere nelle tasche degli italiani. Se domani volessi comprare un regalo di compleanno a un figlio non posso perchè quei 100 Euro devo darli ad un’emittente statale che regala stipendi d’oro ai vari conduttori e non solo; nel corso dei quiz regala milioni di euro, salvo poi lanciare campagne per raccogliere fondi per varie iniziative di beneficenza. Che spreco la Rai, che tassa subdola il canone.

Tasse automobilistiche. Ho rinnovato la patente un mese fa costo: 190 Euro perchè essendo disabile ho dovuto andare in provincia a fare la visita, dove mi ha mandato l’agenzia alla quale mi sono rivolto. Alla fine di tutto mi hanno detto che avrei potuto farlo vicino a casa. pazienza, l’ignoranza si paga.

Il bollo auto? Non vi sembra una tassa assurda? Non paghiamo già abbastanza di benzina? Assicurazione? Manutenzione del veicolo? Bisogna per forza pagare anche la tassa del bollo?

Tasse sui rifiuti. Una volta tutto veniva messo in un sacchetto il quale veniva svuotato in un contenitore. Adesso Raccolta Differenziata (gran segno di civiltà) solo che se ci pensiamo bene funziona così: Io utente faccio il lavoro più grosso per la SAVNO cioè quello di smistare e dividere i rifiuti.  Tu, SAVNO vieni e prendi i rifiuti, ricicli e guadagni dal riciclo. Io utente devo pagare due bollette l’anno da 100 Euro perchè tu SAVNO venga a prendere i rifiuti che IO, UTENTE ti ho preparato ben divisi. Capite dove siamo arrivati?

 

Potrei andare avanti per ore a descrivere tutto quello che non funziona, ma ne vale la pena? Vent’anni di Berlusconi e adesso arriva il salvatore dei popoli Renzi, ma veramente siamo un popolo di creduloni. Grillo? Lo ha detto lui stesso, se non ci fossero stati loro (M5S) il Paese sarebbe già nel caos più totale. Cosa ha fatto veramente Grillo? Nada. Sa solo sbraitare ed incazzarsi. Alfano è un traditore di chi lo ha creato politicamente (Berlusconi) e se ha gente nel suo partito come Formigoni e Quagliariello puo’ starsene a casa che nessuno di chi lo ha votato come forza di centro destra lo voterà più. Salvini e la Lega? Salvini sembra uno sincero, che la politica la fa per passione, riuscirà con i suoi temi molto populisticamente azzeccati a prendere il 6/ 8 percento alle Europee ma non servirà a niente. La lega che aveva promesso la Padania è morta con gli scandali e Bossi farebbe meglio a starsene lontano dalla TV che fa perdere voti a Salvini e Company. Gli altri non li considero nemmeno Vendola, Casini,Meloni, e chi altro; tutti della stessa classe: i politici.

Gli imprenditori Veneti e d’Italia si suicidano mentre tutti noi continuiamo a scrivere tweets e articoli e nelle piazze e nei bar, nei treni e negli autobus si sente lo stesso discorso “Basta, basta, ne abbiamo pieni i coglioni” e poi cosa facciamo? Andiamo a votare (quelli del PD addirittura hanno sborsato 2 Euro per le primarie) legittimandoli ancora una volta, perchè “stavolta facciamo VERAMENTE sul seri” ma dove siete stati gli ultimi trent’anni?

Negli yacht in Sardegna o a pasteggiare con ostriche e champagne mentre al popolo che chiede pane rispondete “che mangino brioches'”

Buon voto allora a tutti voi, connazionali creduloni. Votate per questo o per quello ma mi raccomando; votate (dice il Napolitano) 

Io mi defilo e non votero’ per nessuno. Solo se venisse Robin Hood a darci man forte sarei disposto ad andare nella foresta con lui per contrastare in qualsiasi maniera (non violenta) l’ascesa di una classe politica corrotta e ladrona.

Non verrà, lo so, Robin Hood non verrà, e noi continueremo a sfamare lo Sceriffo di Nottingham, senza fiatare, brontolando magari al bar, per poi recarci con la testa bassa in posta o in banca a compilare l’ennesimo modulo, l’ennnesima boletta,l’ennesima tassa e se Dio vorrà, arrivare a prendere una minima pensione da fame che ci garantirà che non moriremo di fame fino a quando verrà la nostra ora. Viva l’Italia governata da tasse politica burocrazia e leggi demenziali

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Royal Baby is here. It’s a boy


The British royal family on Buckingham Palace ...
The British royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. Kate wears a wedding gown by Sarah Burton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The British royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. Kate wears a wedding gown by Sarah Burton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by pio dal cin. Codognè 

As I predicted on my recent post the Royal Baby is Here, today, on the very first day of full Moon. July the 22nd. It’s a boy (I predicted a girl) So His Royal name is not yet known
All we know is that he was born at 4:24 pm local time and weighed 8.6 pounds in London’s Saint Mary’s Hospital. William was present for the birth

The name was not immediately announced and may not be known for up to a week.
But great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II was the first to get the news from her grandson, by encrypted phone to the palace, and just in time, too. She’s scheduled to leave on her annual vacation at her Balmoral estate inScotland at the end of this week.

Royal Baby Keeps the World’s Media waiting


The British royal family on Buckingham Palace ...
The British royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. Kate wears a wedding gown by Sarah Burton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The British royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. Kate wears a wedding gown by Sarah Burton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by pio dal cin .Codognè Treviso Italy
Shall we call it the “Royal Baby Fever”?  The media around the world are jusy waiting for the heir to the throne, (girl or boy will just not matter ) as suggested here by
this article by CBS news, the son or daughter ofWilliam and Kate will be a monarch.

The only thing we are sure of so far is that he/she will be the prince/ princess of Cambridge, that the very first person to know about the Royal Birth will be Her Majesty the Queen of England, via private phone call by William on a safe tepephone line.

There will be no Twitter or Facebook announcement as the photo and the name of the newborn will be posted in a canvas as it was done for William.

What this Baby has done for sure is to have the World’s media talking about his/her birth as suggested here in
This other article by the Telegraph.  In America as in Italy in Africa as in Australia everyone seems to be awaiting impatiently for the “most wanted baby”.

An interesting question was raised by +NPR  dueby NPR about the Surname in this article. What would the baby surname will be? It appears that a Monarch needs no such a small detail. We now use the name Queen Elizabeth for example, no surname needed here as a sign of respect for her fame?

Now If I were William I’d be nervous and worrying about my spouse due at any minute. Do you think that William worries that much?
If you care enough to read
in this article by the Mirror  you’ll find out that the son of Diana and Charles is playing Polo as usual.

How long shall we be waiting for the Royal birth?

Usually on the first time that a woman gives birth there could be a two weeks anticipation or posticipation. So, if the baby wasn’t born before the 11th of July as expexted, or before, the max we should be waiting for will be July 24th.

Good luck to all photographers and media people that are assembled outside the Saint Mary’s Hospital, waiting for the Royal Couple to show the infant.

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Codognè Treviso Veneto Italia. Queste le mie radici. Il Veneto è la mia Regione, il posto dove sono nati i miei genitori, nonni, bisnonni,trisnonni e cosi’ via.

New Pope O’Malley Cardinal with “what it takes” (a plea to the Holy Spirit)


(by pio dal cin) Saturday March 9th 2013 7:00 Rome Time.
With the Conclave Extra Hommnes  from the Latin word “cum clavem” (with key) that comes from what happened in 1270 when the people of Viterbo locked the cardinals in the City’s Palace until they reached the election of Gregory X

The process to elect the new Head of the Catholic Church will begin on Tuesday March 12th. 
As I stated in a previous post( A fool’s prediction),  trying to make a prediction is like to be able to guess the lottery numbers. Anyone can be right or wrong.


I was brought up a Christian Catholic in a very strict way. My name comes from Padre Pio da Petrelcina whom my dad met many times when he was a “small friar” battered by the Church and confined without the permission to Celebrate the Mass as he was becoming popular among the crowds for His “miracles”.

                      (Mons. Albino Luciani-Pope John Paul the I with my father) I met two Popes personally in my life: Pope John Paul

the I and Pope John Paul the II. (foto copyright pio dal cin 2013)



During my travelling around the World, as a photojournalist I came in touch and I studied 
Islam, Ebraism, Buddhism and the Religion of the Native Americans, out of my curiosity of understanding where, if there is one, lies the Truth.

I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled about Pope Benedict VXI; not much for His great personality and profound culture, but for the fact that he “sported” those huge golden crosses on His neck and the “fisherman ring” was big enough to buy a couple of apartments.

I kept repeating to myself that “This cannot be Sacred..” Isn’t the Church supposed to support the poverty as one of the three wows?”

Native Americans have a saying “If it is Sacred it must be Free..” I like this. But how many controversial, not free items are there in the Catholic Church today? Why is the Legacy of Saint Peter obliterated by scandals of the Vatican’s funds of million of Euros? 

I learned that the IOR (the Vatican Bank)is the most powerful bank in the whole world.


This should change, in my humble opininion. Saint Francis of Assisi was called by Jesus
to “Repair the Church”“Vai Francesco, ripara la mia Chiesa” and was cited here by Benedict VXI.

Times are very hard and the sex scandals, Vatican Leaks and not so transparent transactions of the Church are “rocking the Boat” like never before. 

Given my statement that “You have to be a Fool to make a prediction of choosing a Pope”, I will have another approach and “write a letter of plead to the Holy Spirit“, asking to pick the only one I saw that fits the description of Saint Francis of Assisi: Cardinal Sean O’Malley (read His blog)

LETTER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: I will start with this Song to the Holy Spirit, that is sung by the Cardinals upon entering the Conclave, to ask for Divine Inspiration.






Dear Holy Spirit,

I am just a grain of sand in the Universe. I understand nothing about the Laws and the Forces that balance the Great Space.

Many Humans call upon Your Force and Greatness. Some call You Great Spirit, other call You Holy Spirit, other do not even believe in You.

During these days the Catholic Church is called to elect the Captain of the Ship.  

It is been very hard for me in these past years to believe that Your Holy Presence is among those walls, given all the scandals that we heard about.

It is very hard to boftenelieve that the Spirit of Jesus and of Saint Peter, and Saint Francis of Assisi is behind the gold and richness ofnen shown by those who are called to be Your servants, while there are million of people who suffer in the World.

So here is my humble plea: If You are really among those walls, Shed  a Great LIght upon those who are called to elect the new Pope so that His ways will be as Jesus requested of
simplicity and trasparency. a real Sheperd that can show the World that Jesus is still among us human beings in the way HE  taught us.

My pick is Sean O’ Malley

(I know that You don’t need suggestions but at least I casted my vote)

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Google Glass and its impact on the way we live.Be Prepared by 2013’s end


by pio dal cin) I found this great article about +Google  Glass project on “Marketingland.com” describing the impact that the Glass will have on the market as the project prepares to release the commercial version of the product by the end of 2013 .


The “Glass” basically will allow you to see what you see now in your “Smartphone” through a pair of glasses that you are wearing. The product was publicized and +Sergey Brin  co founder of +Google  with +Larry Page  was spotted on a New York City subway wearing the “Glass”.

The following analysis by

“Marketingland.com” will explain  you what the real impact will be on the way we live in the future

http://marketingland.com/10-predictions-for-the-future-of-google-glass-34532

John Lincoln wrote the article

. The Small Screen Will Force Those To Adapt To Space Constraints

The Google Glasses will, of course, have a smaller screen than a PC. But the glasses will also have a smaller screen than any smart phone on the market. The viewing area is minimal, and it only resides on the right hand side. Because of this, everything that is rendered for Google Glass will be incredibly small. This will create a whole new medium for Web viewing and usability. Google and third-party interests will need to explore different ways to perform actions and render data.

2. Less Browser Changing

Google will, of course, make their browser available first for use through Google Glass, and this will result in most users sticking with that browser. However, it is safe to say that new browsers will most likely be introduced later. Regardless, this will mean more market share for Google-owned browsers.

3. Less Switching Of Applications

When we are on smart phones, we often switch from app to app to accomplish an objective. With Google Glass, we can expect to start with a core set of abilities that are inherent to the operating system. Following this, applications will be introduced and their use will grow. While this is true, Google will get the first crack at developing all the functionality needed for the device, much like the advantage Apple had with the iPhone. If Google can do this well, they will limit the need for new apps and gain more control of this new market.

4. A Greater Need For Voice Recognition Technology

Most of the usability in this device is activated based on voice recognition. Google has improved their abilities here, but voice recognition and activation technology is still very new and buggy. Google will need to continue to improve and expand the capabilities of this technology to make the product successful long-term.

5. Smart Phones & Websites Racing To Integrate

Google Glass is scary to everyone. You can bet Apple, Microsoft and other big players are having meetings right now (or have already) to develop an ad hoc Google Glass strategy. They are asking, “Do we create our own technology to compete? Do we look for ways to integrate? Or, do we just sit back and watch?” These companies are heavily invested in the smart phone battle right now. Google Glass means a whole new opportunity to create a new generation of devices. Each one of these companies is no doubt developing a strategic plan.

Google Glass Flight

6. New Advertising

Google appears to be offering this product with no ads to start. They are generating a little revenue from the sale of the device, but they will be creating ads at some point. When they do, a new ad format will need to be developed. This is going to be a tough one for Google. Creating an ad that is non-intrusive but also one inch from someone’s face is not easy. But trust me, they will find a way.

7. More Eye-Movement Focused Applications

Google has already patented a new eye tracking technology that basically follows the eye, and thus, can control the camera. According to techradar.com, “Several methods of tracking eye movement are provided, including projecting moving objects and displaying a path, such as a zigzag or partial circle pattern, for the eye to follow.”
While at this point, this technology is only being utilized to unlock the head-mounted display, there are many more implications. This could be used to play a racing game, move a chess piece, organize an excel spread sheet or perform an action (ex., move eyes to the right for “yes” or to the left for “no”). This eye movement technology, as it is developed, will be a great help for using the device when you don’t feel like speaking. It will also allow for some fun ways to interact with different device offerings. Finally, as users become more accustomed to eye tracking technology we will see it increasingly utilized in all technologies.

8. Social Media Will Need To Adapt

Google Glass is a game changer for social media. You know it, and I know it. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, LinkedIn, FourSquare, as well as other sites, will all need to develop strategies to deal with this new technology. Will the social sites allow for easy uploads? Will they have an area of their page that shows the person’s live feed when it is turned on? Does Facebook race to create their own device? One thing is for sure, if a social media site cannot interact properly with this technology, they risk losing users. Google knows this and will undoubtedly be creating seamless integration with Google +. At this stage, it would seem that Google + has the most to gain from Google Glass.

9. GoPro Will Suffer

GoPro has been an amazing venture to watch. A simple camera with better mobility and water resistant capabilities turned into a worldwide phenomenon very quickly. Google Glass is going to be a serious competitor for GoPro. Sure, Google Glass is much bigger than just video, but the two devices can accomplish the same goals, and to me, Google Glass looks a little less bulky.

10. SEO Will Change Yet Again

While right now, it appears that the search function is limited. Google will, of course, be offering full search abilities at some point. With the incredibly small visual interface, search listings will render a small amount of data, and overall, the way results are presented will change. I don’t want to go too in-depth on this one without more information, but it is clear things will evolve to fit the technology.

Wrapping Up Predictions

These predictions are simply ideas based on my experience in Internet marketing. They may not all be right, but there is nothing wrong with considering the implications of Google Glass. I hope you found this a good read. If you disagree with these predictions, that of course, is fine. Let’s get a good discussion going below on this topic. However, I believe we can all agree that Google Glass is a game changer on many levels.
Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.

Politica e futuro


Previsioni sulla politica italiana per il futuro:
Il pdl verra’ sciolto e ritorneranno a formarsi i partiti che lo hanno composto, rivendicando la loro autonomia e andando a creare nuovi poli che andranno ad allearsi a comporre nuove alleanze. La Lega si scindera’ in due o piu’ correnti altrimenti e’ destinata a perdere ben piu’ consensi, vista l’impopolarita’ di certe decisioni come quella dei ministeri al Nord che non servono assolutamente a niente rispetto ai problemi concreti della gente. Maroni diventera’ il nuovo leader del carroccio e forse anche il nuovo primo ministro del dopo berlusconi. Gli Italiani chiederanno un referendum per abrogare le ricche paghe dei parlamentari ed i loro privilegi.La sinistra privata del suo bersaglio preferito berluscono continuera’ ad arrovellarsi cercando un programma vero per governare con i suoi “dinosauri” senza riuscirci e trovera’ un nuovo bersaglio sul quale scaricare le sue frustrazioni. Grillo continuera’ a cavalcare il malcontento “monetizzando” con i banners del suo cliccatissimo blog. Infine i tre moschettieri del terzo polo continueranno a voltarsi ora a destra ora a sinistra a seconda di come tira il vento, come sono soliti a fare i voltagabbana, e in tutto questo baillame a rimetterci, come sempre saranno i poveri pensionati, i disoccupati, i cassintegrati, i giovani in cerca di lavoro per pagare un mutuo che petmetta loro di farsi una famiglia, mentre chiedendo enormi sacrifici al popolo, i parlamemtari continueranno a vivere come nababbi con le loro pensioni d’oro e le loro paghe stratosferiche, poiche’ alla fine, troveranno il sistema per non fare il referendum di cui sopra