Monthly Archives: September 2006

The original Ovi magazine

The last few months have been a number of Ovi magazine copycats and Ovi magazine imitators and they have tried using names like theovimagazine, ovimagazine, the ovi magazine and others to excuse their minor and pity existence. However they tried to manipulate google and other search engines they failed for one and simple reason, their inability to be unique, to have opinion, to say the truth. How can a lier, a copycat, a bad imitation survive next to Ovi magazine, something so unique and real, a place for exchange ideas and respect to democracy. imitating a magazine like Ovi magazine it doesn’t only show inability to do something, anything original but it shows clear that they are enemies of exactly what Ovi magazine represents, they are little fascists, enemies of freedom of speech and anything democratic.

There is only one original Ovi magazine and you can find it only here, the rest are just …minor brains, petite thieves, parasites you can only feel sad and sorry for their existence.

This is an article published in the last issue of the Ovi magazineOvi lehtiTheOviMagazineThe number of women graduating from Iran’s universities is overtaking the number of men, promising a change in the job market and, with it, profound social change.

Are we going to see female mullahs? A puppet president with skirt?

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Japan and Australia have announced new financial sanctions against North Korea, stepping up pressure on the secretive state over missile tests.

What sort of sanctions? No more television for the weekends?

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Al-Qaida in Iraq warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that its war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam takes over the world, and Iran’s supreme leader called for more protests over the pontiff’s remarks on Islam.

Really? And they keep telling me how peaceful Islam is?

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Toshiba is recalling 340,000 laptop batteries worldwide made by Sony Corp., the latest in a series of problems for the company.

The lethal laptop 4! What’s the matter? Are they committing suicide? Terror in the laptop street?

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Muslims in Turkey, Iraq and the Palestinian territories demanded Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI make a clear apology for his remarks on Islam, instead of saying only that he was “deeply sorry” that Muslims had taken offence.

If he will become Muslim will that make them happy?

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Israel’s military chief said on Tuesday that Israel will withdraw all remaining troops from Lebanon by this weekend.

Did I read that sometime back in ’60s or am I wrong?

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Bombers and gunmen killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens across Iraq on Monday, while parliament leaders again put off debate on legislation that some Iraqis fear could threaten the country’s unity and bring even more violence.

George, are you sure that this is still not a civil war? When does it become a civil war?

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Trying to carve a better future for the Iraqis!

With or without Americans?

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President Bush challenged world leaders to do more to build democracy in the Middle East, speaking at the United Nations. He asked U.N. members for help in “encouraging the forces of moderation in this struggle against extremism”

Let’s hope that he doesn’t consider himself as the model!!!

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Employees of the state body that organizes Muslim worship in Turkey asked the authorities on Tuesday to open legal proceedings against Pope Benedict and to arrest him when he visits the country in November.

Should I laugh or cry? I suppose that happens often with all the candidate countries in EU!

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Hungary’s prime minister has refused to resign after Monday’s anti-government riots and vowed to push ahead with tough economic reforms despite admitting in a leaked recording that officials lied about the economy.

Why to retire? To give the bad example? Is anybody out there who believes politicians?

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I don’t want money. I want trade agreements, said the president of Senegal while visiting Germany

Right, and what trade agreements make? Please tell me?

Money money, makes the world goes round!!!

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If a manager sucks two months after the super-employee he brought to save the company as useless is called bad manager and he starts thinking retirement.

When a football team’s pathetic owner is doing the same with the coach what should he have done?

That was an example of rhetorical question!

Did you read the Ovi magazine?
I mean the one and only, the original Ovi magazine, doesn’t matter if you want to call it Ovi magazine, theovimagazine or Ovi Lehti is just one and the same.

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Hating Bin Laden

This is an article published in the last issue of the Ovi magazineOvi lehtiTheOviMagazine

Over the past days and for a few more to come there are going to be a lot of articles commemorating the events of September 11th, 2001. The international answer to Bin Laden’s attacks was an invasion of Afghanistan and the global result of those events is that nothing has ever been the same since that day five years ago.

That day nearly 4,000 innocent people died while the rest of us held our breath watching live on television. The terror had come to everybody’s house across Europe and America. Nobody could hit the almighty America and still it had just happened. The king was naked! Security, the word that accompanies our mighty western civilization, collapsed with the Twin Towers, nobody is secure anymore.

Still, I’m not going to talk about security because it saddens me that after a century of fighting to secure an individual’s freedom and independence of thought we are in danger of losing it. I’m not going to talk about the chance Bin Laden and his followers gave to the most conservative parts of society to rise up and become a state; that’s something all the magazines and newspapers will talk about anyway. What bothers me is that he made me hate him and that’s the worst thing he could do!

Usually we despise anybody who tries to force his will; we despise Hitler even though he’s been dead for nearly sixty years. We despise Stalin and Amin Dada. But Bin Laden made the difference by giving me a face to hate! I hate him because the man made me hate somebody! I hate him because of what he made me.

All my life I’ve been the person to be open to other’s opinions and beliefs. For me, some words of Themistocles have been a personal philosophy: “You may hit me, but listen to me first.” Respect other’s opinion, even though you don’t agree and Bin Laden came and whipped everything away. He told me that I know what’s right and I’m forcing it to you by killing people.

What happened in Lebanon a few weeks ago was not the first dramatic event in the Middle East. On the contrary, it was a link in a chain of events that began half a century ago. The pictures of dead children were breathtaking and every time you heard on the news that another kid was dead you were felt as though it was your own. The big difference this time was September 11th.

Israel keeps striking defenseless Palestinians in the most unreasonable way over the last forty years and every single time the rest of the world was rising from the events. For forty years Israel has all the excuses for these strikes and the world is dismissing them. This time Israel’s excuses seemed so poor that even they could not believe them, but this time the whole world was numb. The ghost of Bin Laden had changed everything. And had changed me as well.

My constant reaction, till now, was to get angry; how can they let that happen? That would be my reaction when thinking of a UN that does nothing, an EU that is just watching as kids are getting killed and I would blame the President of the USA first. However, this time I understood why France was not in such a hurry to get involved. I wanted them to get involved and I was really glad when they did finally decide to move but I could understand what they were scared of.

Five years after 9-11, there is still fighting in Afghanistan. The Taliban are returning stronger than ever, Iran’s dictatorship is still there threatening us a nuclear plan and arrogant ignorance that only dictatorships have, and Iraq is in the middle of a civil war whether the Americans like it or not. Bin Laden is here using the system that created him against them. Bin Laden the former CIA operative in Afghanistan, the fighter against the evil Russian bear is here fighting with the same weapons and practicing the same methods they taught him to fight the Russians.

For the next few days we are all going to see the pictures and the videos of the burning towers. We are going to see families crying asking why and, probably somewhere in his cave, Bin Laden will be thinking that he took revenge for all the dead Palestinian kids. He missed the point, for generations Palestinian mothers will hate him because he made people like me hate him and understand when France becomes numb instead of running to help.

By Thanos Kalamidas

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