Archive for the 'People' Category

Life: We are the 99 percent

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This is not about right versus left … about the poor versus the rich … It’s about right versus wrong. When people are loosing their homes, their pensions or their jobs having worked whole lives often multiple jobs at the same time while those very few who profit from the current “business climate” often have never really worked all their life, breaking and bending the law left, right and back, not paying or paying nearly no taxes while those who have nearly nothing pay most, something is substantially wrong and must change very quickly before the overall situation explodes. But this is maybe what some of those few “really” want besides bringing back fascism and slavery…

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Video: Christmas at the White House 2009

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A glimpse of this year’s holiday decorations at the White House.

When you see the decorations put up and created by many volunteers across the country you can feel their joy, love, wishes and hope with those who have some chance to make this world a better place for many and not just a very few.

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UN: How not to manage IS/IT

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A metaphor / parable on how tax payers’ money is burned within some internationally (un)-coordinated organizations aka multinationals aka United Nations.

The underlying story is based on actual experiences in the field of Information Systems / Information Technology (IS/IT) within one of the largest UN organizations. While – as we hear – since then things got even worse, this short story not only tries to demonstrate the lack of professionalism in those organizations, but also what happens when people who “know what they are doing” come to those organizations without political protection by their own governments. The sad endings to these stories are often like in the underlying true case used for this metaphor.

With that case we know…

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Video: FDR Inaugurated

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A video interesting in a few ways.

First historically of course, then because we will almost certainly hear a more or less similar speech in about a week, and third as times of today might turn out to be rather similar too.

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Images: The Manhattan Street Corners

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Between March and November 2006 NYC photographer Richard Howe has created a collection of photographs of every one of the about 11,000 street corners in Manhattan.

So far about half of these images are available through online galleries on his web site with more being added step-by-step.

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Music: Lily Allen – The Fear

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The official promo video for Lily Allen’s new single “The Fear”.

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