Archive for the 'Geo-Politics' Category

World: AI’s 1 million clicks against poverty

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Amnesty International has started a new campaign against worldwide poverty called “1 Million Clicks Against Poverty”.

They are supported by eboy who’s large scale pixel graphics are well known around the Internet and fans…

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Word Aids Day: Best Comment Seen (so far)

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Is it already another year down the drain – World AIDS DAY again – did we miss something? Certainly not with regards to that topic.

Business as usual – story telling, promises, shoulder rubbing and clapping wherever you look. But less and less are looking. They have problems – much more problems themselves today than a year ago – and they don’t want to listen to promises of if-you-give-us-another-xxx-billions-we-will-do-something-you-could-have-for-a-few-millions-with-no-problem-anywhere-else stories anymore.

Maybe this time around even some politicians and top bureaucrats that all the years before have happily looked “…the other way…” are starting to understand that some “real” results might even forward them.

Maybe there is some common sense reappearing. That funding mass murderers, torturers, mass rapists, organized crime and – you name it – actually might not change the situation of those that suffer from this fatal disease. Maybe someone who has the power will finally stand up and say: It’s enough – we will not fund the perks of parasites and clowns anymore – we will actually do something for the people…

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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.

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Reactions on Obama’s Success

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After Barack Obama’s and the Democrats’ landslide success in the fight for Presidency, the Senate and the House some reactions on the victory as published in mainstream media around the world today.

We have only chosen some quotes that we believe came from the heart of the person who said it…

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Amnesty International: Crazy Leaders

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The crazy leaders that have grown out of the mess this planet has become during the last decades finally found some activities adequate for their personalities and talents.

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Animation: The Hidden Cost of War

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A great infographics animation providing a break-down of the real cost of the Iraq war to the U.S. Economy and society.

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