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Meditation about human acts and freedom of choice. Appeal to stop the stoning of women.
WARNING: contains some shocking images.

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  • Very good job !!! Magnificent...Thank you for sharing.
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  • Thank you for drawing my attention dear São on your presentation. Vast subject ... Free will or fatalism! Free will is there any? Are we free our destiny? Can we do what we want when we want it? Have we decided the place of our birth? Have we chosen our family? Do we control our genes? Are we free our genes, DNA? of our conditioning psychological, social, professional, etc.., of our education? I do not want polemics ...

    Your presentation dear friend to the merit of making us questioning ... move forward...
    This is an attempt to build a better world! This is a great and just cause! Thank you for sharing. Congratulations. Greetings. A warm embrace. Bernard
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  • Dear companions, thank you for all your comments. You are all welcome though I do not agree with all of you. Well, but I like the rainbow and 'Unanimisms are very dangerous' (this is a statement from an humoristic sketch by the Portuguese 'Gato Fedorento' / Stinking Cat and also the title of a presentation I did some time ago). Perhaps I'll plant this 'tree' in this virtual road... and perhaps not. Here we are walking along this immense road, looking to the trees in the both sides... But there are so many trees! How could we ever really see all and each tree? The trees, obviously, are the presentations we create. And my time is very scarce (10 hours at school everyday, taking care of my family, doing all the domestic work...). Well, with this digression I wanted (among other things) apologize myself to all of you for being always late, for not viewing all the presentations you suggest and recommend me and comment too late and, sometimes, and in spite of the lack of time, making comments which are probably too long...So, I intend to thank each one individually... I just don't know when it will be. Thank you to all from the deep of my heart. This was one of those presentations I wanted to be seen... The cause is great and just. Greetings from Portugal.
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  • yes, it is us who are responsible for our thoughts; but we can enliven the light of God inside and then think and act for the good of ourselves and our surrounding. Every civilization has guiding words in its scriptures even mostly forgotten today. Vedic Civilization I hold highest.
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  • Powerful and superbly presented. You know, someone needed to say that again. WE do this and WE accept it and WE are the ones who have to act because there are more of us than there are of them. Thank you for having the guts to prepare such a powerful presentation.
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  1. 1. THE LAST SECOND BEFORE REALITY...<br />Jovan Miric, from Subotica, Serbia and Montenegro, Spiral Time.<br />
  2. 2. is the moment of all choices...<br />Alfred Eisenstaedt, Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947.<br />
  3. 3. André Kertész, Displaced People, 1916.<br />
  4. 4. You think...<br />Ilhan Marasli, from Adana, Turkey, Light.<br />
  5. 5. and you act.<br />Takashi, from Osaka, Japan, Conviction - The victory or defeat is decided before he pulls a sword...<br />
  6. 6. Chat Noir, from Germany, A kind of thoughts comes blacking through the mind .<br />While you are thinking...<br />
  7. 7. Thomas Holtkoetter, from Aachen, Germany, Gravity.<br />you are choosing...<br />
  8. 8. how to act.<br />Daniel Kongos, From Phoenix, Arizona, United States, Duality - Natalie Vie, a top fencer from Arizona.<br />
  9. 9. The act you chose...<br />it's only yours.<br />Brin, from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Obscure path.<br />
  10. 10. YOU are responsible <br />for your choices and acts!<br />Nuno Sampaio, from Portugal, The Bird.<br />
  11. 11. TRP, from Netherlands, Into the Light.<br />Not any "Master Mind".<br />
  12. 12. Not the "Big Brother".<br />
  13. 13. Not the "leader of the sheep".<br />Phillip Toledano, Hope & Fear.<br />
  14. 14. Not the TV announcer.<br />Phillip Toledano, Hope & Fear.<br />
  15. 15. Not the "engaged" <br />journalist.<br />Andreas Feininger, The Photojournalist, 1955<br />
  16. 16. Thomas Holtkoetter, from Aachen, Germany, Tankgirl - A shot from the first military parade in Moscow since the finish of the cold war.<br />Not publicity and propaganda.<br />
  17. 17. Lex Augusteijn, from Eindhoven, Netherlands, Shot of a drop shot.<br />Not the gun you pulled the trigger.<br />
  18. 18. Not the bomb you exploded.<br />Dougi, from Adelaide, Australia, Always crashing in the same car.<br />
  19. 19. Not the words "they" told you<br /> to repeat.<br />Bill Brandt, 1904-1983, East Sussex, 1953.<br />Brett Weston.<br />
  20. 20. Not true conscience.<br />True conscience is the only<br /> who can choose wisely<br />just in one second.<br />Philip Perold, from Somerset West, South Africa, Infinite Possibilities.<br />True conscience never fails.<br />
  21. 21. Not God.<br />
  22. 22. Not that abstract "monster" <br />which is called "society".<br />Dylan Goldby, from South Korea, Creature.<br />
  23. 23. Not the world.<br />Chema Madoz.<br />What is the "world"?<br />
  24. 24. Not the Universe where you are<br /> just a grain of dust<br />like anybody else.<br />
  25. 25. Then, who told you<br /> to act as you acted?<br />Kevin Thom, A Last Resort, 2004.<br />
  26. 26. Only You!<br />Kevin Thom, Landscape of Denial, 2003.<br />And if someone told you to do <br />what you did,<br />why didn't you say NO?<br />
  27. 27. So, WE are ALL responsible <br />for what we did and what we did not.<br />Yousuf Karsh, 1908-2002, .Fridolin. Gratien Galinas<br /> - Hands, study, 1945.<br />
  28. 28. For this act...<br />and this act...<br />
  29. 29. and this...<br />
  30. 30. A vast history of acts.<br />Charlie Cole, Tiananmen Square, 1989<br />
  31. 31.
  32. 32. Michael Lewis, Amnistia Internacional.<br />
  33. 33. Nick Ut<br />
  34. 34. Eddie Adams, Street execution of a Vietcong prisioner, Saigon, 1968.<br />Individual acts.<br />
  35. 35. Associated Press, The governamental security guards beat and arrest a man in a peaceful manifestation. Teheran, 13-6-2009.<br />Collective acts.<br />
  36. 36. Global acts.<br />
  37. 37. The most wonderful acts.<br />
  38. 38. And the most hideous too.<br />
  39. 39. You may have the certitude <br />you were right.<br />Ian Berry, Magnum Photos.<br />
  40. 40. Butterflies - via Stumbleupon.<br />You may expect rewards <br />for your "good" deeds. <br />
  41. 41. You may think you deserve <br />no punishment <br />for your "bad" deeds.<br />Thaib Chaidar, from Makassar, South of Sulawesi, Indonesia., Untitled<br />
  42. 42. You may think that only your acts <br />shouldn't have consequences...<br />for you...<br />Feather, via<br />
  43. 43. Though they had for others.<br />Rwanda genocide.<br />
  44. 44. Do you remember the second<br />in which you decided to do<br />what you have done? <br />Joseph Dannels, from United States, Batman - Self Portrait.<br />
  45. 45. You had thousands of seconds <br />to choose.<br />Time. 1 O m e R via<br />
  46. 46. And you chose.<br />Chema Madoz.<br />
  47. 47. Via Blog Murylo Juliani, Listen.<br />Perhaps, <br />you didn't hear <br />the voice of wisdom...<br />
  48. 48. in that last second before...<br />Uzay, Autumn Time.<br />
  49. 49. REALITY!<br />
  50. 50. Reality can't be undone.<br />
  51. 51. That's the blessing and the curse <br />of <br />freedom of choice.<br />Simon Cederquist, from Sweden, My Black Velvet.<br />
  52. 52. One day, somehow...<br />goodness and humanity <br />will prevail over <br />evilness and fanatism...<br />Jure Kravanja, from Celje, Slovenia, In the end of the journey.<br />
  53. 53. If not in every place of this wide world...<br />A. Madestra W., from Jakarta, Indonesia, Reborn.<br />At least in many of our consciences and hearts.<br />
  54. 54. Navid Haghighi, from Iran, Lost Generation - Tribal child from the north of khorasan-IRAN.<br />The generation which has been detaching from their cultures and rituals.<br />May peace and love be with<br />all the people of good will...<br />
  55. 55. Are you/am I a person of good will?<br />Me, photography by António.<br />Look for the answer in your life...<br />
  56. 56. and in your soul!<br />Thomas Holtkoetter, from Aachen, Germany, Balance.<br />
  57. 57. What would you do in the last second?<br />
  58. 58. Would you...<br />stone her to death?<br />Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, condemned to be stoned to death. Iran Human<br />
  59. 59. International Free Women's Foundation<br /><br />SAY NO TO BARBARISM.<br />In the last 31 years at least 150 people have been stoned to death in Iran. Right now, there’s at least 25 people waiting in prison for a similar death.<br />SIGN THIS PETITION.<br />
  60. 60. TECHNICAL DATA / CREDITS<br />TITLE:THE LAST SECOND BEFORE REALITY<br />IMAGES:Photography by Jovan Miric (Serbia and Montenegro), Alfred Eisenstaedt (U.S.A.), André Kertész (Hungary/U.S.A.), Ilhan Marasli (Turkey), Takashi (Japan), Chat Noir (Germany), Thomas Holtkoetter (Germany), Daniel Kongos (U.S.A.), Brin (Iceland), Nuno Sampaio (Portugal), TRP (Netherlands), Phillip Toledano (U.S.A.), Andreas Feininger (Germany / U.S.A.), Thomas Holtkoetter (Germany), Lex Augusteijn (Netherlands), Dougi (Australia), Bill Brandt (U.K.), Brett Weston (U.S.A.), Philip Perold (South Africa), Dylan Goldby (South Korea), Chema Madoz (Spain), Kevin Thom (Canada), Yousuf Karsh (Armenia, Canada, U.S.A.), Eddie Adams (U.S.A.), Associated Press (U.S.A.), Thaib Chaidar (Indonesia), Joseph Dannels (U.S.A.), Penny5775, Uzay, Simon Cederquist (Sweden), Jure Kravanja (Slovenia), A. Madestra W (Indonesia), Navid Haghighi (Iran) and some unknown photographers.<br />TEXT: by Suy<br />MUSIC<br />Source: CD from my personal archive.<br />Slide 1 to 60: Amy MacDonald, This is the Life, from the album This is the Life, 2007.<br />DURATION: about 3:05 minutes.<br />DATE: September 2010.<br />SELECTION, ORGANIZATION AND EFFECTS:Suy (Conceição Ludovino).<br />Suy © 2010<br />