Saturday, March 31

Shoes or pedestals?

I just found these shoes at one of those blogs of passionate fashion women. She said she has to have these... shoes.
I'm not getting it. Are these real shoes?
I've been seeing women walking on things like that and can see that they are having a hard time to put one foot after another.
It seems to me that some fashion items were transformed in objects of desire and the body has to be adjusted to them. After being used twice they go to the decorate the closet.
Elegance lost it's sense or am I missing something?


Todd Stave's Voice of Choice: fighting the criminal tactics of pro-lifers



I didn't know about the tactics that "pro-lifers" are using in America. I knew about protests in front of clinics and that's all. But after knowing that  doctor George Tiller was shot dead in 2009 after suffering many attacks I did a research and I'm appalled by the way anti-abortion believers are behaving.

They are harassing and defaming doctors who perform abortions in the most heinous way.
Todd Stave created Voice of Choice after being victim of these tactics:
"For too long, the abortion discussion has been dominated by angry, nasty protests fueled by individuals and organizations that thrive on sensationalism and extremism.
Now it is our turn.
“Voice of Choice” was established as a calm, measured response to anti-abortion activists who engage in misguided, raging protest tactics that are often ill-informed and only serve to victimize women, pro-choice professionals, law-abiding businesses and unaligned bystanders.
 We use email, telephone and social media in peaceful, person-to-person counter-protests against groups that target abortion facilities, providers and patients, as well as their families and communities. We don’t question anyone’s right to express opinions and ideals; we challenge their bullying tactics and their contempt.
This is the solution to cope with the fanaticism of many who not only respect other people's ideas and actions but are also willing to do whatever they want, even if it is criminal, to force others behave the way they think is morally correct.

The debate about abortion is far from over but it is unacceptable this conduct of pro-lifers that forget that abortion is legal in US. Why don't they use arguments instead? Arguments, not sensationalists and defamatory fliers like this one below. This is criminal. Sometimes I do not understand the first amendment.


Is it legal? It was spread at Mr. Todd's neighborhood. He is a father.  This is one of the dirty strategies pro-lifers use in America.
And what about Dr George Tiller's death? He was not the first to die in such circumstances.
Mr. Obama issued a statement after Dr. Tiller’s killing in 2009, saying,
“However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”

Friday, March 30

What do Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Love have in common?



Not only the name. They have a great body and both have a sweet way of looking.
Their bodies have curves a blasphemy for the fashion industry that forces women to have a rectangular shape
and reach the controversial size 0.
Jennifer Love turned down a Playboy offer and said:

“Like all women out there should, I love my body.” She added: “To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini - put it on and stay strong.”

Wednesday, March 28

There is something about blue

I use to ask people what is their favorite color and I'm always amazed that so many answer "Blue".
Anyway, I'm curious about the profession of the owner of these jeans. Why all of them have the knees area frayed?

Picture: blue jeans drying in hot sun in Nebraska by Joel Sartori.

Tuesday, March 27

Matisse's The young sailor and the Fauves



















Matisse painted the 18 years-old  fisherman Germain Augustin Barthélémy twice in 1906.
The left one is the second version:  the contours have been sharpened, the forms are more defined, and the colors have been reduced to large, mostly flat areas of bright green, blue, and pink.
The three dimension at this painting is still suggested.
Matisse had already started painting in the Fauve in 1905:

"Fauve painting is not everything, but it is the foundation of everything."
Henri Matisse

Saturday, March 24

Jews and Muslims praying

Jews praying in Western Wall
Muslims praying in Mecca











It shouldn't matter where you pray.


Friday, March 23

3 years blog anniversary

I didn't notice that on 13 March it was the third year of this blog but today the 300th follower appeared.
I didn't ask anybody to follow and I didn't do any of the strategies to conquer followers because I take it as a way to see how people are responding to what I'm doing.

I'm never happy with what I'm doing. It was easier at the beginning and maybe the posts I like the most are from the first year. I'm always insecure and think that I should change something but I don't know what to do.
This 300 people that came here and decided to join gave me an idea that I'm doing something good.
I want to thank you and if you decide to unfollow it is not a problem because I know that at least for a period of time you found something worthy at this blog.

Three years of Hella Heaven and it seems to me that I didn't even started, or, the opposite, I'll not be able to do any other post, or, the ever lasting question: "Why keep blogging?" haunts again.
 It is very hard to measure what we are doing in our blogs.

Thursday, March 22

Picasso's Young girl sleeping

Jeune fille endormie "Young girl sleeping" was painted in 1935.
The back and white drawing he did in 1952 is like a revisit to this painting.

Saturday, March 17

ICC issued warrant of arrest for Kony in 2005

I believe they forgot about it. ICC only cares about crimes committed in Africa but it is so incompetent and biases that fail to handle serious issues.


Source: International Criminal Court's site.

Brazilian children are killing at the age of 11 years-old



Child Soldiers in the Drug Wars

By Jens Glüsing

They have barely reached puberty, but already Rio's teenagers have picked up weapons to fight in the ongoing drug wars. Brazilian gangs prefer using children to do their dirty work -- their prison sentences are shorter.

Ricardo M. was 11 years old when he killed a person for the first time. It was night, and about 20 boys had gathered at the highest point in the favela. With hunting rifles and assault weapons slung over their shoulders and handguns stuck into the waistbands of their Bermuda shorts, it looked as if a war were about to break out in this poverty-stricken neighborhood on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. After an evening spent snorting cocaine, the boys were high and completely uninhibited.

A whimpering teenager, his face disfigured from the beating he had just taken, knelt at their feet. He had been tortured with cigarettes and blades. For the boys, he was nothing but what they called an "X9" -- a traitor who had informed on a gang member. The penalty was death.

The gang leader pressed a .38 caliber revolver into Ricardo's hand. Holding the heavy weapon with both hands, Ricardo held it against the offender's head and pulled the trigger. The other boys applauded and slapped Ricardo on the back. He had passed the initiation rite for membership in "Terceiro Comando," Rio's second-largest criminal organization. From then on he would be a "soldier" of the Mafia. Together with the other boys, Ricardo dragged the dead boy into a ditch, poured gasoline on the body and lit a match. "I felt nothing," he says today. "I was too high." continue reading here.

This is only part of the story.


Friday, March 16

Things are getting worse and worse










There is too much going on. I wonder where is the way out, how is...

Blogspot made bloggers lose Alexa's rank: what next?

Google changed our YouTube channel and we lost friends, comments, the possibility to share ideas with other people.
There are people who are disappearing from YouTube.
Now I came across with this Alexa stuff.
If you didn't understand:
"For this changes all blogspot blogs losses it's alexa rank and shows #10,897,213. So all the blogspot bloggers very disappointed of this changes. But if you use custom domain for your blogs you won't worry about this because there is nothing changes to your blog URL.
So friends it is time to change your blogspot blogs to custom domain." source Tech Shortly.
I'm scary now because they can change our blogs the way they want. All of a sudden they can turn all the templates into one format and it will... well... they can do a lot of things.
It is time to rethink about it all.
It is amazing! Not a single good news!

Update April, 2
The problem is not on American blogs. Only if you blog from outside US you'll not get the Alexa's updates.
You can solve it by changing the .com. (your country) for .com/ncr
like this:
http://hellaheaven-ana.blogspot.com.br is changed for  http://hellaheaven-ana.blogspot.com/ncr
and the result will be: http://hellaheaven-ana.blogspot.com where we can have the Alexa's updates corrected.

Thursday, March 15

My computer had gone with the wind

"As God is my witness, I'll never be without a computer again." 
 I just got my computer back and have a lot of catch-ups.This paraphrase came to my mind and I'm sure that many feel the same.

Friday, March 9

John Lennon analyzing our society


"War is a game that has gone too far."

If you listen you'll see that what he said portrays the world as it is today.
By that time musicians, artists, writers,and all of those who were in the culture arena were part of the anti-establishment movement, anti-war movement or counterculture or any movement for fight for freedom and a better world.

It was not about leadership. It has to do with saying what many who don't have a microphone was thinking and uniting people who wanted to change the world.
In the era of celebrities it was lost.

"I think that our society is run by insane people for insane objectives..."

"If anybody can put on paper what our government, the American government etc., and Russian and China, what they are actually trying to do, what do they think they're doing I would be very pleased to
know what they think they're doing!"

"All we have to do is awaken the power in the people. The people are unaware, they are not
educated to realize that they have power."

"Everybody believes that the father will fix everything, the father being the government... the government will fix everything, it is all government's fault and shake this - Lennon show his fist - but we are the government.
The people are the government."

"Peace and war are two products."


The fight for freedom is never over.

Thursday, March 8

Wednesday, March 7

History lover


And if you don't know about the Library of Alexandria blame it on the educational system.


Tuesday, March 6

Libya divided: the state of Barqa is declared semi-autonomous

I just read it at S.O.S Lybia:
"Today's conference said the new eastern Libya state, which they named "Barqa", will have its own parliament, police force, courts and capital — Benghazi— to run its own affairs. The plan seeks to revive the pre-Gadhafi system in place from 1951 until 1963, when Libya, ruled by a monarchy, was divided into three states: Tripolitania in the west, Fezzan in the southwest and Cyrenaica in the east — or Barqa, as it was called in Arabic." (read the whole article)


Nothing was reported at the mainstream media.

Monday, March 5

Heitor Villa-Lobos's 125th Birthday anniversary: Bachianas Brasileiras 5


Today is Villa-Lobos birthday anniversary. He would be 125 years old and I did choose Bachianas Brasileiras 5 to celebrate since it is one of the his most famous music
The aria can also be listen at YouTube with Kiri te Karawa, with her incredible voice.
A good present to the composer would be if those publishers around the world which claim they have the copyrights of many of his masterpieces where given back to Brazilians.

About the Bachianas Brasileiras:

"The Bachianas Brasileiras constitute a series of nine suites by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, written for various combinations of instruments and voices between 1930 and 1945. They represent not so much a fusion between Brazilian folk and popular music on the one hand, and the style of Johann Sebastian Bach on the other, as an attempt freely to adapt a number of Baroque harmonic and contrapuntal procedures to Brazilian music (Béhague 1994, 106; Béhague 2001). Most of the movements in each suite have two titles: one "Bachian" (Preludio, Fuga, etc.), the other Brazilian (Embolada, O canto da nossa terra, etc.)."

Happy Birthday Master!


Saturday, March 3

Letter to Queen Elizabeth about the brutal rape of UK journalist in Libya




Since I posted about the rape of the UK journalist I've been receiving many people from all over the world searching for explanations. I received an e-mail asking if I had the video and I replied that I don't have it.
There is not too much to do since they are trying to erase this crime.
The video is online again. It is shocking and something must be done about this crime.
I just wrote the following letter to Queen Elizabeth and will put at the mail next Monday.
As this is a very serious crime against a British woman whose name is not even know I wrote to the Webeditor of the Queens Elizabeth's site asking him to follow it to her Majesty.
This is the address if you want to help:


Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

General enquiries can be made by telephone during working hours: (+44) (0)20 7930 4832.

Letter to Queen Elizabeth

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Dear webmaster editor,
I wrote this letter to Queen Elizabeth but as it is a question of a brutal crime against a British
woman she must be informed soon.
Thank you very much.
Sincerelly yours,

Ana Luiza Lima

Madam,

I am a Brazilian citizen and I would like to bring to You Majesty's attention the brutal rape to death 
of a British journalist that occurred in Benghazi, Libya.

I have been receiving many visits from all over the world searching for explanations about this crime.

I watched the video and took some pictures because I was sure it was going to be censured.

I do not understand how can it be that the British government did not take any measure to discover who 
this woman is and try to find those who are guilty. Everything is being erased instead. It is as if nothing has happened.

I am addressing to you as a last resource and since Your Majesty is a woman I am sure that will understand my concern.

I wrote this letter and it will soon be at the hands of Your Majesty but as it is a question of a crime against humanity 
the sooner Your Majesty is informed the better. I sent this letter to the e-mail of Your Majesty's website's editor.

"I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty's humble and obedient subject,


Ana Luiza Lima


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Mainstream media fictitious reports: Iraq, Libya and now helping NATO's next stop: Syria






Are you still searching for the weapons of mass destruction that was the reason to invade Iraq?
Saddam was proclaimed "prison of war" by Donald Rumsfeld. interrogated by CIA about the weapons of mass destruction, and finally executed after trial and the video of the hanging is everywhere.
It is a video that doesn't even have the warning that it displays shocking images.
Some facts:

Those rapes that the media claimed Qaddafi ordered, helping to convince that an intervention was necessary, were questioned by human rights activists last August:

"Human rights organisations have cast doubt on claims of mass rape and other abuses perpetrated by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, which have been widely used to justify Nato's war in Libya."
 "Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser for Amnesty, who was in Libya for three months after the start of the uprising, says that "we have not found any evidence or a single victim of rape or a doctor who knew about somebody being raped". read the whole article here.

Qaddafi was killed without trial in a barbaric scene with the courtesy of being sodomized. It was recorded by a video amateur that showed a scene of a mob lynching but it is clear that everything was prepared.
It was a crime, a crime celebrated by the US Secretary of State with the ironic paraphrase:
"We came, we saw, he died.".
She signed the crime smiling, applauding and laughing.

Now the same media is not reporting what happened in Libya and that NATO is still in the country raping, torturing and committing other crimes against humanity. The genocide that is still being done in Libya is not being reported. The images of Iraq are not shown and the images of what is really happening is Syria will receive the same treatment: they will not be on any channel of the mainstream media.

Barack Hussein Obama said "Justice has been done!"  in his speech to the US and the world about Osama's alleged death. The reason for the crime is that Osama was the responsible for 9/11 even though Bin Laden has never been indicted for this crime and was considered as suspicious of terrorist actions. No videos but a dubious photography was released.
Another crime being celebrated by the US government.
These are the examples of  how little integrity those who are at the government have. They don't fear criticism anymore and commit crimes and laugh in a display of lack of self-respect.
The way these deaths were treated, making the bodies meaningless and unworthy of any funeral dispossessed of humanity, is a demonstration of how barbarian these people are.

They only failed in being at the mainstream media, the irony, telling about the crimes. They aim to show Arabs being treated in a barbaric way as if that is the way they deserve to be treated. This is one of the messages but one has totally deprived of critical thinking to believe in all these lies.
The treatment that the Jivaro Indians offered to their enemies shows the utmost respect for the enemies compared to what is being done by western civilization.
Before the shrinkage of their heads the did rites to assure that the souls where no longer inhabiting the late enemy warrior.

Last December, 31, 2011, while Americans were celebrating the dawn of the new year, Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act and 2012 first day has changed one change of the nation what made him honored the motto of his campaign: Change.
The mainstream media didn't show Obama signing the NDAA and some people are not aware of it.
There is at least an irony in all of these: the name Barack Hussein Obama

Thursday, March 1