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Politics / 2009 - The Fight for Antarctica
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:46:38 AM »
In 1959, twelve countries that have territorial sovereignty claims over Antarctica signed a unique treaty, The Antarctic Treaty, on the basis that “it is in the interests of mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord”.

Of the twelve original signatories of the Treaty there are five in the Global South (Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa), three are medium powers of which two are in Europe (Belgium and Norway) and one in Asia (Japan), and four are veto-wielding members of the United Nations Security Council (USA, UK, France and Russia). Moreover seven of the 12 signatories are also claiming sovereignty over (mostly) overlapping territories in Antarctica (Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, France, Norway, and the United Kingdom). The United States and Russia reserved their right to make territorial claims in the future. The treaty provided for a freezing of sovereignty claims for the twelve signatories, the demilitarization and denuclearization of the continent and the control over the exploitation of natural resources in the region. The emerging Antarctic Treaty System therefore is an instrument that a**ists in the promotion of peace, stability and disarmament but it is not widely known.

When the treaty was signed in 1959, following the International Polar Year 1958, most of the regional structures that have a stake in global peace and stability had not been created such as the AU, ASEAN, the EU, and regional organizations such as SADC and MERCOSUR. The context of international relations in 1959 is entirely different from that of 2008 and the technologies applicable to 1959 are now eons ahead. The existence of global peace and stability architectures, the new international context and the potential for use of new technologies in the exploration and exploitation of Antarctica’s resources might impact on the manner in which states engage on their Antarctic commitments. For example, for most states, 2009 constitutes the deadline to establish the outer limits of their continental shelf according to the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS). The review of UNCLOS in 2008 is taken by some as also impacting the Antarctic Treaty, which is not the case; nevertheless, confusion in the international public opinion is rife in this respect. A second issue that is at the heart of the contemporary global preoccupation is the relationship between global warming and Antarctica. This link is not widely understood either and also needs to be brought to the public attention.

As it currently stands, none can be sure of what the review of the treaty will mean for Antarctica as a military-free zone. It is the only continent on this planet that is free of guns, military and defence, and it was declared a nuclear free zone. Any and all research conducted on this continent is purely scientific and for the advancement of humanity. The problem that will arise and has started to rear its head is that countries have realised the economic viability of Antarctica, as like the Arctic, it has abundant natural resources - gas and oil mainly. This as we have come to know, is one of the main reasons for discord among states. Currently Argentina and Chile, old rivals, have gone to a point of declaring war as they are the closest to Antarctica, meaning that their continental shelves could be shared with Antarctica. Countries are secretly staking their claims to Antarctica, with the two world powers, Russia and the USA, reserving their rights to claim. The Cold War kept these parties at bay back in 1959 - what is there to stop them now?

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Politics / The Political South: A Fresh Perspective on Politics
« on: October 30, 2007, 03:43:47 PM »
In a world governed by the West, and sustained by the developing nations (the political south) it is interesting to note that the Cold-War dynamic was  rapidly replaced by a bi-polar system that relaxes its tendencies according to leanings - alliances as they manifest themselves.

The call to rally behind the 'superpowers', as they perceive themselves, against the total eradication of the threat of terror continues along the faded lines of Cold-War times. The only obvious difference is that the face of the enemy has changed. No longer is the enemy the 'red faction' as represented by the Communists, but it is now a faction of another kind - the Islamist Religious Extremist. This is a very dangerous enemy as we are constantly reminded, and one that should be stopped at all cost - even at the cost of innocent human lives.

This brings me to my point. Back in 1991 there was what the world termed 'The League of Dictators', which of course was the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) - the late father of the African Union (which some will say is the League of Inept Heads of State). In 1991, the world was still grappling with the demise of communism and the fall of the Berlin wall - too busy to notice a certain tendency that was becoming evident. Well this tendency seemed to be clear only to these 'dictators' who ran Africa like their own little piggy banks. These dictators, taking a break from looting their countries, recognised the increasing amounts of religious ideology that was pa**ing itself off as political agenda. And anyone who has been a student of history could have told you that where religion and politics converge - disaster cannot be averted. This notion was way too much for the civilised world to accept - and was pa**ed off as nothing more than a load of lunacy with the ability to further polarise the world. Fast forward a decade into the future and we have a 'historically significant' date of 09-11-2001. The so-called ramblings that came of Abuja 1991 seemed almost prophetic.

Lucky guess by the political south, or maybe forward thinking by bored dictators - you tell me.

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Politics / The Political South: A Fresh Perspective on Politics
« on: October 30, 2007, 03:42:20 PM »
In a world governed by the West, and sustained by the developing nations (the political south) it is interesting to note that the Cold-War dynamic was  rapidly replaced by a bi-polar system that relaxes its tendencies according to leanings - alliances as they manifest themselves.

The call to rally behind the 'superpowers', as they perceive themselves, against the total eradication of the threat of terror continues along the faded lines of Cold-War times. The only obvious difference is that the face of the enemy has changed. No longer is the enemy the 'red faction' as represented by the Communists, but it is now a faction of another kind - the Islamist Religious Extremist. This is a very dangerous enemy as we are constantly reminded, and one that should be stopped at all cost - even at the cost of innocent human lives.

This brings me to my point. Back in 1991 there was what the world termed 'The League of Dictators', which of course was the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) - the late father of the African Union (which some will say is the League of Inept Heads of State). In 1991, the world was still grappling with the demise of communism and the fall of the Berlin wall - too busy to notice a certain tendency that was becoming evident. Well this tendency seemed to be clear only to these 'dictators' who ran Africa like their own little piggy banks. These dictators, taking a break from looting their countries, recognised the increasing amounts of religious ideology that was pa**ing itself off as political agenda. And anyone who has been a student of history could have told you that where religion and politics converge - disaster cannot be averted. This notion was way too much for the civilised world to accept - and was pa**ed off as nothing more than a load of lunacy with the ability to further polarise the world. Fast forward a decade into the future and we have a 'historically significant' date of 09-11-2001. The so-called ramblings that came of Abuja 1991 seemed almost prophetic.

Lucky guess by the political south, or maybe forward thinking by bored dictators - you tell me.

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General Discussion / @ Dplanet & witness in silence
« on: October 23, 2007, 03:38:31 PM »
dplanet, i would say that most, if not everyone uses hdv - problem is the interface support with some already established software used for editing. it's just a curve that editors will master soon enough. i would use it as well - but then it would cost me a bit more to get a half-decent edit post production. but then i've known others to not use hdv because of the same problem - so they stick to 'old school' dvc pro because they believe it gives them better control during editing. the quality before editing is not as good on dvc pro as it is on hdv - but then hours of editing almost level the playing ground without much difference to the naked eye.

to counter inteface problems you can also record on hdv and work backwards by transfereing to dv for much more controllable editing. costs less as well. i don't believe that one can easily say which is better - it's all about ease of use.

and then if you really have cash to blow - use 35mm!!!
 8)

@ witness in silence, you want to shoot production stills? i think that you'd have to approach a company that deals specifically with the production of stills. to be honest there's a handfull - and most of them are situated in the cape because of the better film location that the cape presents. that's the greatest advantage of being in the cape - there's more going on there with regards to film. joburg is over-rated and durban is dead in the water.

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General Discussion / Some manly shit
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:29:15 AM »
i have some issues here for the brothers. the ladies can respond - but that would be rather strange considering the topic i'm going to be discussing. actually it's more of a question than it is an issue - but then if it happens way too often then i might have an issue on my hands (literally at times).

so here's the deal. my lack of blackness in the endowment stakes is well documented around these parts, so it shouldn't really serve as a shock to some. although it does leave many a woman with a quizzed look on their face - except me with all my short comings already!!

i found myself in the company of a woman some while ago doing things that i had sworn off after a rather nasty incident. so there we were huffing and puffing, panting and petting - and really making a mess of the art of pre-shagging. but my issue is addressed to the guys (i know that i said it was not yet an issue as much as it's a question, but work with me here). i find it rather curious that at times i can have an erection for an hour or two while i'm busy snogging the girl and this would be great if there was something there for the girl to rub up against - but alas...

and then there are times when i cut straight to the chase and i struggle to keep it up for 30 minutes, let alone 45 to an hour. that shit is not funny at all. i wanted to know from the guys here is any of them experience such misfortunes - and what is the remedy for this ailment. should i go and see someone? traditional herbal remedies? western blue pills that leave my urine a dark shade of confused? what?

not this is some real manly shit right here. i'm not even playing here. :oops:

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Chief Rocka - Open Mic / untitled
« on: January 24, 2007, 11:01:52 AM »
i left my soul wading the currents
on the eastern banks of the orient river
i fell in love without intention to fall out of it
i ask that for only today my memories of you stay true
for what tomorrow brings will be but too late...

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okay, so some of you f***s are really dysfunctional - y'all still fam. well sort of. so i want to wish all you the best of blessings and a f***ing excellent new year - must not be better than mines though. that would so not go down well - just like some of the women here who refused to go down and gobble my bare-there knob. y'all bitches is wrong.

so to all the people who contributed to making this place a safer and better place - i hope none of y'all return in the new year so deacon and the other despotic sons-a-guns can run this place, under the watchful eyes of syntactic, briCK, tate, milk (does this dude even exist), childakapoet, and everyone else.

whatever you celebrate (or choose not to celebrate) in this season of excess spending and giving - HAPPY-f***ING-HOLIDAYS!!!!!!

 :wink:  8)

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General Discussion / HELP NEEDED!!!
« on: December 06, 2006, 04:45:58 PM »
okay so my friends are getting married this weekend of the 9th December - she is hot and swedish, and he, well he's south african and an afrikaans-speaking bloke. and here i am trying to figure out what the hell to say when it comes to the toast to the bride and the groom.

her family has flown in from all corners and the toast still is not ready. i know what i want to say, and probably will say, but then again i have a sense of humour which will leave some people a bit shocked. i have thought about it and i can make it PG-rated without it losing it's humour. but i have no idea how long it must be. i want to make it short enough to leave the people wanting more - and hopefully some of her friends from sweden will find me funny enough to want to come and share my bed with me. hhmmm, interesting.

but this is a call to all the guys (and women) here on the AG who have been in this situation to come to my aide. i am not f***ing around either so any of you who think you can come in here and talk shit will be dealt with - and that's a promise. stupiduty will not be tolerated today - understood? thank you all so very much.

@ syntactic: brother i know you is hitched and all - was the toast to you and yours well done? any tips for me man? :lol:

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General Discussion / @ briCK
« on: August 21, 2006, 10:03:37 AM »
so dude this weekend i'm minding my own god-damned business when i'm told that a friend's sister is in town for a couple of days and me and the other fellas have to meet her and show her around. now as far as friends go, this dude is one of the craziest friends i have - this guy once did a 'heil hitler' salute in front of this girl that nobody knew was jewish  and she was not impressed to say the least. anyways this guy is insane.

so on saturday i'm minding my own business until about 22h00 in the evening when i decide to meet with some friends for drinks - and there she is. the dude's sister and she is insanely f***ing hot. blonde curly hair, beautiful blue eyes and, as i later found out, can move her hips and put shakira and every other girl to shame. she had everyone entranced by how she moved - apparently she spends too much time in ibiza. she is really hot and therein lies the problem - she is her brother's sister. she looks just like her brother. now at this point i really felt like i should have just stayed at home and not ventured outside my enclosure. i was like "NO-f***ING-WAYS!!" of all the things that could happen in this life. and that's not the worst part of it - my other friends (some who know this girl's brother and others who have never met the guy) were planning who was gonna shag her first. trust me there was a waiting list already and the girl had barely known us for an hour. the sharks were really out to feed. so there i was thinking that this shit cannot be happening - these guys are f***ing crazy. i would have been totally happy for her to hook up with some other dude i didn't know instead of my friends. in that way it would have seemed less sick because the guys who were in front of the line are the ones who knew her brother really well - hell we've pa**ed out together at so many parties and the next thing they want to hump dude's sister.

my question is: "was it wrong for me to try and hook her up with some other stranger rather than my friends?"

bye-the-bye, my story doesn't end there though...

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General Discussion / That was then - This is now!!!!
« on: May 17, 2006, 12:53:42 PM »
ladies, gentleman and bitches alike. we doing this on a vh-1 tip - then and now. stars who've grown up and grown out. stars you wouldn't have done then, but would certainly do now.

i'd like to go up first and say meagan good - i know she f***ing jamie foxx right now, but i know i and certainly jamie was not even thinking about her back in her cousin skeeter days back at nickelodeon.

meagan good - do her damned good! :wink:

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Hip Hop Events / WU-TANG KILLER BEES TOUR
« on: February 08, 2006, 09:05:58 AM »
word is that wu tang is gonna be in cape town later on this month of feb.

how true is this? anyone?

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Hip Hop Events / OH MS RHOZE
« on: December 09, 2005, 10:23:48 AM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

 :P  :P  :P  :P  :D  :wink:

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General Discussion / HOW ABOUT THEM APPLES?
« on: November 25, 2005, 12:43:35 PM »
so yesterday was thanksgiving - a reminder of how the pilgrims repaid the hospitality of the native americans after surviving their first year on the new world. they fed them and them killed them all the next day when the poor natives were still suffering from indigestion from excessive gluttony. the pilgrims also gave the native americans (commonly known as reserve monkeys) the common cold, herpes, scurvy and a host of uncurable unmentionables.

so as i was saying yesterday was thanksgiving - a happy belated thanksgiving to all americans out there (yes you too tateguru, you know how the adage goes - when in america, lower your intellegence) - and i was hoping to see a turkey on the table. mind you this hope was misplaced because it was drummed into my head that there would not be a turkey - the host is a strict vegan. i could just about the original thanksgivers turn in their shallow graves on sacred indian land. i even offered to do the killing of the turkey myself if she was opposed to the spilling of blood - with no success might i add. i offered to knock the turkey unconcious and pop it in the pot to let is boil and soften and then in the oven - all the while unconcious. i tried every possible means to get a turkey on the table but all we had was some stuffed gemsquash and some other stuff which tasted surprisingly good. i sat there with some very upset african flesh hounds who were baying for the blood of the host. they wanted meat and no amount of pumpkin pie and peach cobbler was gonna change their minds.

it was my first thanksgiving in a long while but i was under the impression that a tradition should not be changed to suite the dietary needs of a select few - even if that few was the majority. try as i may i could help but feel that i was being cheated - if i didn't wanna eat meat then i might was well visit a university dorm during the middle of the month. the company more than made up for the missing turkey, but this should only be a once off occurance. had the indians known that they were gonna die so some vegan girl could serve us veggies, they would have rather stayed at home - in their double wide teepees.  8O

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Geek Section / GOD OF WAR - PS2
« on: November 03, 2005, 04:15:23 PM »
i gotta say that this has got to be one the best games i've played ever. the graphics are super the storyline is f***ing brilliant and the platform is damn f***ing realistic.

the game is set in ancient greece with this spartan named kratos being the main character. kratos is a warrior and always wins his battles until he and his army come up against the barbarians and they are getting annihilated by these savages, and when kratos himself is about to die he calls on the son of zeus, ares (the god of war), to spare his and his men's life in exchange for kratos being his loyal servant for all time. ares wipes out the barbarians and kratos becomes forever endebted to ares that is until ares tricks kratos into killing his own family - his wife and daughter. kratos vows to make ares pay. it is at this point that kratos moves fromn athens where he speaks to the oracle, into combat with sirens, cyclopses, the undead, the medusa, a hydra, sand storms and pandoras box. it is a f***ing brilliant game and for me had to be the combat game of the year - if not the game of the year period - sorry gran turismo 4.

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Chief Rocka - Open Mic / THE AG IS DEAD!!!
« on: October 07, 2005, 12:11:14 PM »
bring back the people who made this place rock! now all that's left are a bunch of c***s who are just chasing posts - yes Deacon Frost i'm talking to you and your fag brigade. i miss peeps like alias_the_bending_spoon , spacevein , blakrok , mach , MrC , munetsi , ootz , nyambz (get off that george clinton atomic funk), mentallyricist - i could go on. these are the people who made it worth something being here - days when bitches were bitches and not quasi-intellectuals.

FOR f*** SAKES, somebody please do something about the state of the AG!!!   :cry:

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