Friday, May 24, 2013

Elstaraj gxis-dataj statistikoj pri PAGITAJ libera tempo/ferioj/festoj en industria mondo--Great stats on PAID free time/vacations/holidays in the Industrial world

As a retired US teacher with nearly 2 month vacations, I feel that vacations are essential to the mental well-being of the individual, to the well-being of the traditional family of a husband, wife and two children (allowing quality time of the individuals and the whole family to relax together), to the well-being of international relations, since vacations allow for travel and direct contacts of all nations and classes, reducing prejudices around the world.

Please note how United States-American citizens have no rights and are in another class of being, even totally different than other English speaking countries, such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I didn't always know how different the USA-lifestyle was from the rest of the native English-speaking world. (Note: Canada is officially bilingual.)

Besides Canada's 10 paid vacation days it has 9 paid holidays, resembling much more Europe than its neighbor to the south.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

40 other Esperantists from 24 countries and I in Northern Poland: Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Malbork.

I am in the center at the headquarters of the Polish Union, Solidarnoszcz, Gdansk. There are several pictures. My long-time Israeli friend, Yinon Meiri (Kiryat Tivon) is among us. 
Mi estas en la centro apud sidejo de Solidarnoszcz, Gdansk, Pollando:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Living in Brasilia/Bicycling in Brasilia.

I bicycled around the neighborhood of Guara II and Guara I and today in May 2013 I found some films of

bicycling around Guara as I did dozens of times.

Mi logxis jaron en Brazilo kaj pluraj monatoj de Brazijlo kie mi multe biciklis.

I ate in the following restaurant a a few times.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Zamenhof Clinic: Large Zamenhof "Object" Under Demolition

When I arrived in Israel, April 2013, I already knew that  Zamenhof Clinic, was under demolition. The wikipedia article appear in Hebrew. Over 50 apartments will replace it, one costing over 10,000,000 dollars.

Inter la plej grandaj Zeoj en la mondo jam estas duon-detruata. Anstatau' Kliniko Zamenhof , Telavivo, komencos aperi 50 apartamentoj. La tegmenta apartamento kostos pli ol 10,000,000 usonaj dolaroj. Domagxe.מרפאת_זמנהוף

There is another building  a block away on Zamenhof Street for health purposes. Pharmacy Zamenhof, maybe.

A similar report in the Jerusalem Post mentions Esperanto.

Here is good reason for a hospital to bear  the name Zamenhof:

Language and medicine in the Zamenhof family.

By means of Google Maps I took the following pictures. (I visited in April 2013 and it was already mostely destroyed).


Department of Pathology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Memorial Bialystok Oncology Center, Ogrodowa, Poland.
AMHA - Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 01/2010; 8(2):287-92. pp.287-92
Source: PubMed
ABSTRACT The Zamenhof family is famous for Dr Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859-1917), who created the artificial language Esperanto and who initiated a social movement for peace and against any sort of discrimination. Ludwik was an ophthalmologist. Adam, Leon, Alexander, and Julian Zamenhof were medical doctors and noted surgeons, while Sophia Zamenhof was a paediatrician. Ludwik Zamenhof often referred to the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, in which diversity of languages was the punishment for builders who were arrogant and uncaring. With the help of Esperanto, the Zamenhofs metaphorically wanted to overcome the curse of Babel and restore the sense of human unity.

There may be a seperate Pharmacy Zamenhof that is still standing untouched at 42 Zamenhof Street. בּית מרקחת זמנהוף תל אביב There were definitely two seperate building on Zamenhof Street in Tel Aviv linked to the same health care system: Kupat Holim Clallit.

Finally, sadly, photos of half-destroyed, Zamenhof Clinic, April 2013.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Women Will Bring Peace--Someday--Virinoj portos Pacon--Iam

Mi rimarkas ke esperantistinoj malofte debatas pri politiko. Mi opinias ke VIRINOJ estos la fonto de LONG-TEMPA PACO: Nur kiam virinoj regvidas sociajn prioritatojn al direkto de edukado, infanoj kaj familio kaj kontaktas inojn en malamikaj landoj ni povas havi esperon. Sam-cele, mi volas rimarki ke 3 cxefaj ESTRINOJ de partioj (centraj au' maldekstraj) en Israelo estas INOJ, do lau'-dire gxi estas la unua lando en la mondo kie 3--TRI--cxefaj partioj estas estrita de virinoj. (Estas cxirkau' 20 partioj en Israelo kun reprezentigxo.)

I am concerned that female Esperantists aren't participating in political debate. Women, I believe, will be the source of long-term peace. Only when women redirect human priorities to education, children and family....and contact other women in lands in conflict with them will we have grounds for hope. On that note I view positively the fact that 3 parties (centrist and left) in Israel are now headed by women. (There are about 20 political parties in Israel with representation in the Israeli Parlitament/Knesset.) Israel seems to be the first country with 3 major parties headed by women. 

I have noted that the Muslim countries with modestly stable relations with the west had leaders who married western women. 

1. Tunisian founder and head Borguiba married a French-women
2.  Egypts Anwar Sadat married a partially British women
3.  Egypt's Husni Mubarek married a British woman
4.  Jordan's King Hussein married an American born women, Queen Nur, of Jordanian ancestry.