Archive for the 'Society' Category

Government: Your Taxes at Work – Reaching the Millennium Goals

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For this year’s Christmas we thought a short metaphor / parable describing how a very prominent PPP/ government agency in Europe has handled one of its most important business services for years now and is by this wasting billion of tax payer’s funds, might get you into the right spirit for donations to that help-industry. Like every holiday season they will certainly like many others of these so-called “humanitarian agencies” in the next days appeal to you for more donations.

Most of these agencies are doing fine but this one is certainly the black sheep. And as it seems many in that “industry” do know that but still the billions (of tax payer’s money) continue to be coming in.

Let’s assume for our little metaphor you are the owners of a small company with a few hundred staff members. Almost your whole business depends on letters people send you by mail and replies you pass back to them by mail as well…

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Travel: The Market

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Beautiful impressions of Bangkok’s Maeklong market that remind us to soon go travel again despite all the atrocities the NeoCon countries and their vassals have created on their quest to treat most people worse than cattle…

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Video: Ru’s Demo Reel 2010

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Rudy Reynon is a martial artist, dancer, music producer and actor in Sacramento, CA. This is his pretty impressive 2010 demo reel…

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Life: Fake Work in the wild

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Fake Work – the best description for a cancer / plague often seen in large monolithic organizations. It is also very popular in organizations that have far to many people for the tasks assigned to them, but justify their existence with such counterproductive activities.

We’ve observed its most extreme use with a so-called Public-Private-Partnership in Geneva where 600 people are “working hard” to burn through Billions of tax payers funds while doing the work of 50. The sadest thing about such environments is that those who don’t do anything productive will most of the time get the recognition while the few others working hard are often treated like dirt.

Here’s the best definition we found …

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Cartoon: The Changing World

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A vintage cartoon from John T McCutcheon demonstrates to us that we’re seemingly again starting to look into some topics in a similar way as before the great depression in the 1920…

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Quote of the day: Politics and Business

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The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.”

Ralph Nader – American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist

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