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January 2011 Blog Posts (30)

Greed with John Stossel & his 70s tache

6 parts.
WTF guys. 6 parts and still no definition of greed. Hey... it must be a figment of the imagination! Greed is just extra-healthy…

Added by bishopdante on January 29, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

what a dude

Added by bishopdante on January 29, 2011 at 20:47 — No Comments

I've figured out the scoop on anonymous

These guys are the perfect establishment argument for an identity driven internet. Every piece of data tracked to a person's fingerprint or door, the web passport.


Some of what they do is hilarious, and I recommend that everybody reads simply because the satire is that lewd. If…


Added by bishopdante on January 29, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

repost from somebody online

It’s been heaps of fun writing about greedy Guy Hands of private equity firm Terra Firma dragging EMI down with his disastrous purchase of it for $6 billion in 2007 and subsequent attempts to pay off the massive debts the company owes to bankers Citigroup. After losing a court case recently in which Hands had argued he was tricked by Citigroup in to paying too much, it appeared to be only a matter of months before Terra Firma defaulted on its loans and the company was repossessed and sold… Continue

Added by bishopdante on January 28, 2011 at 13:27 — No Comments

The state of EMI, an advert on Creative Review.

Studio Manager Wanted

Creative Studio Manager - EMI Music

This is a vital role for the Creative Services team (Designers, Commissions, AV and Photographic) working closely with the team to manage the work flow system, keeping information updated to enable staff to keep track of their projects, timescales and cost saving.



To do this, it is necessary to build and maintain good working relationships between…


Added by bishopdante on January 28, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Everybody is as clean as a whistle... if you believe them.

The inquisition. Confess!!


There's always a friendly public face. Whatever the business, they're running it according to utopian ideals, and there are never any problems! Yaaay for propaganda.


"Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. We help farmers grow yield sustainably so they can be successful, produce healthier foods, better…


Added by bishopdante on January 28, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

bernays on letterman

Added by bishopdante on January 27, 2011 at 22:04 — No Comments

edward bernays, back-room mass manipulator.

Edward Bernays is credited with inventing the field of "Public Relations". 


Combining the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Dr. Sigmund Freud, Bernays was one of the first to attempt to manipulate public opinion using the subconscious.

He felt this manipulation was necessary in society, which he regarded as irrational and dangerous as a result of the 'herd instinct' that Trotter had…


Added by bishopdante on January 27, 2011 at 5:00 — No Comments

Economics & Industrial espionage

Added by bishopdante on January 23, 2011 at 5:30 — No Comments

GE advertorial starring Ray Gun

The show made the already well-known Reagan, who had appeared in many films as a "second lead" throughout his career, wealthy, due to his part ownership of the show. After eight years as host, Reagan estimated he had visited 135 GE research and manufacturing facilities, and met over a quarter-million people. During that time he would also speak at other forums such as Rotary clubs and Moose lodges, presenting views on economic progress that in form and content were often similar to what he said… Continue

Added by bishopdante on January 22, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Ray Gun again

I'm so glad about that aftertase, you can always trust an advertisment.


Added by bishopdante on January 22, 2011 at 13:20 — No Comments

ovid's abyss

Before the universe as we know it arose, the greeks suggested there was the abyss:


Rather a rude and indigested mass:

A lifeless lump, unfashion'd, and unfram'd,

Of jarring seeds; and justly Chaos nam'd.

No sun was lighted up, the world to view;

No moon did yet her blunted horns renew:

Nor yet was Earth suspended in the sky,

Nor pois'd, did on her own foundations lye:

Nor seas about the shores their arms had thrown;

But earth, and air,…


Added by bishopdante on January 20, 2011 at 1:45 — No Comments

tinfoil hats & hearing voices

Mad sir. He's mad. 




Humans are able to detect modulated radio-frequency electromagnetic signals in the microwave range, hearing them as sounds. The perceived source of induced sound is located inside of or directly behind the head of the recipient, regardless of the location of the transmitter. The effect is believed to be caused by thermoelastic expansion of the brain…


Added by bishopdante on January 18, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

almighty dollar

"Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold,
And almost every vice, almightie gold"

Added by bishopdante on January 18, 2011 at 8:43 — No Comments

1000 proverbs

90% of Inspiration is Perspiration

A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other 

A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept 

A bad excuse is better than none

A bad penny always turns up

A bad workman blames his tools

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain 

A barking dog never bites

A best friend is like a four leaf…


Added by bishopdante on January 17, 2011 at 8:53 — No Comments

world bank's first loan

John McCloy selected France to be the first recipient of World Bank aid; two other applications from Poland and Chile were rejected. The loan was for $987 million, half the amount requested and came with strict conditions. Staff from the World Bank monitored the use of the funds, ensuring that the French government would present a balanced budget and give priority of debt repayment to the World Bank over other governments. The United States State Department told the French government that… Continue

Added by bishopdante on January 17, 2011 at 7:17 — No Comments

future history

In the future what's been going on recently will be not an archaeological dig, but a detective's scene. Huge, sprawling, complicated, riddled with deceit.


At the moment, our belief that everything is how we are told it is holds us back from perceiving the true nature of society and the scope of the individuals within it.


People are habituated. Sometimes usefully, sometimes not. But always we have the choice to do...


... something completely…


Added by bishopdante on January 16, 2011 at 6:40 — No Comments


Added by bishopdante on January 15, 2011 at 10:07 — No Comments

do you reckon you can olly that?

Added by bishopdante on January 15, 2011 at 4:19 — No Comments

Dubai Policeman

Added by bishopdante on January 14, 2011 at 4:27 — No Comments

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