Monthly Archives: September 2009

What if you could save millions of lives while living your own?

What if you could save millions of lives while living your own?

New York. 23rd of September, 2009 at the UN.  In the presence of Ban Ki Moon and many heads of state, Gordon Brown opened the session on innovative financing for health.  In the middle of an economic recession, public monies will no longer be able to address the enormousness of need.   The Presidents of Tanzania, Nepal, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile stood as witnesses.  At 3:40 pm, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Kouchner and UN Under-Secretary-General, Philippe Douste-Blazy took the floor to announce the birth of a substantive worldwide initiative: the launch of the biggest private effort to raise money to attain the health objectives of the “Millennium Development Goals” fixed by the UN in order to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis and to treat AIDS.  The below film was projected to great applause, as well as the travel professionals present at the UN who, as partners of the project, received a standing ovation.  The MASSIVEGOOD movement has officially been launched!  The movement concerns all inhabitants of the planet: thanks to the reservation systems (Amadeus, Sabre and Galileo) who have renounced their fierce competition in the name of MASSIVEGOOD.  Now, thanks to partnerships with airline companies, as well as online and retail travel agencies, anyone who takes a plane can choose to contribute $2 or (2€ or 2£) when they pay for their tickets, with a simple click.  The funds raised will be managed by UNITAID (part of the World Health Organization), the fund that is currently managing the tax on plane tickets that is in place in some 20 countries.  UNITAID works with some of the best on the ground health organizations (like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and UNICEF, among others).  The fundraising potential for MASSIVEGOOD is, well, massive—especially because the idea of a micro contribution could spread to other forms of consumption of products and services.  This is a great way to do some massive good for other while continuing to live your life normally.  Join the movement starting now at nike air max pas cher and invite your friends to discover MASSIVEGOOD. [youtube][/youtube]

What if Myst were real?

Remember Myst?  The CD-Rom adventure created by brothers Roby and Rand Miller sold some 14 million copies in the 90’s and foreshadowed the advent of Second Life and World of Warcraft?  It seems like the WHY project (Wally Hermes Yacht), whose full size model has just been released and who aims to be the bottes ugg pas cher costliest yacht in the world, was directly inspired by Myst!  This universe is beautiful and dehumanized with evocative music and an elegance that is so empty as to be frightening….however, if you buy one and you loan it to me, I don’t think I could refuse! 😉


What if class beat boorishness?


Beyonce is classy.  Kanye West, who Obama referred to as a “jackass”, is boorish (see above video).  This presidential declaration was told to the ABC journalist, Telly Moran, in a tweet sent to his 1 million followers, before being rapidly pulled in the name of “off the record”.

This past week in New York, Kanye West’s bad behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards has been the talk o the town.  As Tyler Swift was accepting her award, Kanye rushed the stage to say that Beyonce (in the audience) had the best video “of all time”.  His phrase “I’m gonna let you finish, but…” quickly became a meme that has been illustrated with multiple “Kanyewesteries” online, and has become an office catchphrase, offline replique montre.

Even if Kanye has won the Boorish Jackass award, in spite of his recantations and apologies, the grand prize for classiness goes to Beyonce who, on stage to receive the night’s big prize, brought Tyler Swift back up to finish her acceptance speech.