Luca Zaia, Grande Luca. Al Veneto al te ringrazia. (In diaetto Veneto.)


Stasera vui scriver de Luca. Pi che scriver vorie ringraziarlo par quel che l’ha fatt pari Veneti e pal VENETO. Ormai a mezodì e mezo se ferma anca i Jevri in tei camp par scoltar quel che l’hà da dirne, SE no me sbaglie dovarissi essere vizini ai 80 dì de FILA, ogni di a sciorinar numeri, a dirne de PORTAR LA MASCHERINA, a star lontani e no GASARSE MASSA parché anca se ven scomenzà a moverse la “PARTIDA” (come che la ciama lu, no l’è finida. Sto semo de virus a l’è come na RUMOLA. TE sa che l’è là sotto ma te lo vede. Ogni tant però fioi, bisogna ricordarse de dirghe GRAZIE a sto FIOL. LUCA l’à dimostyrà de esser un vero comandante, sia in tel ben che in tel mal. Prima al ne à portà a casa le OLIMPIADI a CORTINA, i CAMPIONATI DEL MONDO, LE COLLINE PATRIMONIO DELL?UNESCO. Tra na ROBA (varda che in Italian se disaria “COSA”) e quelaltra al ne à parà al cul da DO ALUVION e da VAIA. ADESS col VIRUS i varda tutti cossa che l’à fatt al VENETO e i COPIA al MODEL. HAVARD, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW YORK TIMES, se disè LUCA ZAIA I LO CONOSSE DAPARTUTT.

LUCA al podaria aspirar a qualsiasi carica istituzional del PAESE. Daprimo ministro a presidente. MA meteveo ben in testa: LU AL VOL STAR QUA, in mezo ala so zent, in tea so tera parchè LUCA l’è nassest a CONEJAN e l’à le radise fonde come quee de na QUERCIA. Adess al se à mess in testa de portar a casa l’AUTONOMIA.

MI son stuf de sentirme dir daa zent:” Ah,,,no i ne la dà no i ne la dà, massa schei ghe manden zo a ROMA, no i ASSA andar la VACCA fin che i POL MONDERLA” Basta ragionar CUSSI’, bisogna che ghe credene a sta AUTONOMIA… ma cossa ela po? VEO VIST come che al se à comportà LUCA in te sti do mesi de emergenza? L’à scoltà le diretive del GOVERNO ma l’à savu anca andar contro corrente e far dele ordinanze (col supporto scientifico dei MEJO DOTTORI CHE VEN QUA IN VENETO) che ne à permess do robe: LIMITAR AL NUMERO DEI MORTI, anca se i reesta tanti la podea andar veramente pezo, e de goder de un po de pi LIBERTA’ DECISIONAL quando che le robe le à comincià a andar mejo

Questa saria la vera AUTONOMIA. Al Governo al te da dee direttive e ti te decide in base a dove che te vive e te opera che norme e che leggi applicar. PUNTO. Eo tan diffizile? Varda che fea cussì anca i ROMANI quando che al so territorio l’era deventà massa grando. LA PALESTINA dove che i à copà al SIGNOR l’era governada da PILATO. SE in VAL D’AOSTA VIEN DO METRI DE NEVE, no te podarà mai ver le stesse leggi che te à in BASILICATA o in TOSCANA. Ogni region kl’à da decider par la so terra, par i so costumi, i so piatt, i so vin, le so tradizion. NO pol saver al GOVERNO CENTRAL de ROMA, fatt par la maggior parte de BUROCRATI cossa che sia bon par la LIGURIA o la PUGLIA. Savarà mejo chi che vive e lìè cressest là, come so pare, so nono e so bisnono,

Adess basta, no vui tirarla massa longa se no al BRODO SE SLONGA MASSA. Vui solche dirghe a LUCA: Grazie LUCA te si stat veramente all’altezza de un momento cussì difficile e strano, e no l’è facile tegner cont de tutt e de tutti. Ma al VENETO al riesce sempre a tirar fora al mejo quando che le robe le va pezo. Ringrazien al PADRETERNO che al te à mandà proprio quà, in te sta Tera de tante robe bele, de zent che à voja de far ben e no de ciacole.

Searching for two soldiers (Jerusalem bus station 1991)


Cercando i due protagonisti della foto. Searching for the people in this photo.

Stazione degli autobus a #Gerusalemme 1991. Mentre fotografavo la gente che arrivava e partiva mi sono imbattuto in questa scenetta. Due militari Israeliani, un uomo e una donna che si sono trovati, abbracciati e baciati.

Non ho resistito e ho scattato questa sola foto. L’ho intitolata “the kiss”. Poteva essere intitolata in mille altri modi. Quello che salta agli occhi è il contrasto tra l’amore che i due ragazzi esprimono nel loro abbraccio e il mitra, strumento di morte, che penzola al fianco del ragazzo.
La #Terrasanta è un Paese meraviglioso che ognuno dovrebbe vedere almeno una volta nella vita. Terra di contrasti, di amore, di odio, di pace e di guerra, di verdi campagne e di aridi deserti, dove tutto è il contrario di tutto ma dove si respira un’aria antica che riporta alle origini del mondo. MIgliaia di anni di Storia si fondono con le tre religioni monoteiste più importanti del nostro Pianeta.
L’ho visitata per tre volte, due a Natale ed una a Pasqua durante i miei reportages. Una sola cosa ho capito; per noi che arriviamo da fuori è inutile ed impossibile cercare di capire i sottili equilibri e le forze che governano i rapporti tra le persone che abitano questa Terra da millenni.
Giudicare può essere facile, ma anche ad un’attenta osservazione esterna possono sfuggire dei particolari,(sempre e comunque legati ad una storia millenaria) per cui è facile puntare il dito in una o in un’altra direzione in base a poche informazioni che spesso sono filtrate a beneficio di una o dell’altra fazione.
Ho visto tante cose, tanta sofferenza, tanta povertà, tanto amore e tanto odio. Tutto questo in un Territorio che è poco più grande di una Regione Italiana. Quello che resta a chi visita questo luogo “magico” sono le sensazioni indescrivibili a parole, i sapori, gli odori, la diversità delle sue genti e l’impressione di vivere dentro ad un racconto Biblico. #IoLeggoQuesto
FOR MY ENGLISH READERS
Bus Station in Jerusalem, 1991. While I was photographing the people who were arriving and leaving I came across this scene. Two Israeli soldiers, a young man and a young woman who found each other, hugged and kissed.
I could not resist and I took this single picture. I called it “the kiss”. It could be titled in a thousand other ways. What jumps to the eye is the contrast between the love that the two young soldiers  express in their embrace and the machine gun, an instrument of death, that dangles beside the young man
The #Terrasanta is a wonderful country that everyone should see at least once in their life. Land of contrasts, love, hatred, peace and war, green countryside and arid deserts, where everything is the opposite of everything but where you breathe an ancient air that brings back to the origins of the world. Hundreds of years of history blend with the three most important monotheistic religions of our planet.
I visited it three times, two at Christmas and one at Easter during my reportages. One thing I understood; for us that we come from outside it is useless and impossible to try to understand the subtle balances and the forces that govern the relationships between the people who inhabit this Earth for millennia.
Judging can be easy, but even a careful external observation can escape details, (always linked to a thousand-year history) so it is easy to point the finger in one or another direction based on little information that often they are filtered for the benefit of one or the other faction.
I have seen so many things, so much suffering, so much poverty, so much love and so much hatred. All this in a territory that is slightly larger than an Italian region. What remains to those who visit this “magical” place are the indescribable sensations of words, tastes, smells, the diversity of its people and the impression of living within a Biblical story. #IoLeggoQuesto

India’s Independence day? What is there to celebrate? 25M children starving


English: Map of the British Indian Empire from...
English: Map of the British Indian Empire from Imperial Gazetteer of India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Map of the British Indian Empire from Imperial Gazetteer of India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin) Even if India shows the Slowest growth in a decade it still remains one of the richest Countries in the world even if is not listed in the Fifteen richest Countries in  this Forbes report.

India is celebrating its Independence Day and +Google  along with 
+Google India  is joining in the party.

Who is celebrating though? A few hundred Indian Billionaires or the masses who are struggling to survive? According to This Huffington Post survey there are 25 million Indian children starving in the Country +Vic Gundotra  so what is there to celebrate really?
The Rape Cases reported here by CNN?

I think that India before celebrating should take care of its huge social problems.

Happy Independence day India ( not today, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but when you’ll be a Country where people won’t die on the street)

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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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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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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