Archive for February, 2007

someone out there is listening…

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Iraq produces preliminary agreement to share oil revenue. Read here.

Ethiopia versus Starbucks: a snapshot of capitalist markets

Monday, February 26th, 2007

I read an article (here) about ethiopia and its attempt at capturing more profit from its coffee exports. to sum up, basically the deal is this: coffee is grown there and sold to foreign companies for a tiny price. those companies then value-add to the raw material and sell it for an exponentially higher price. [...]

Anarchy in Athens

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Real quick post about some anarchist activities in athens. you can read about it here. i am not real confident that activists are completely innocent in this confrontation but hey, a little revolution never hurt anybody eh? I hope this link holds up. it is a picture of some anarchos trying to free their comrade [...]

Who said global warming doesn’t have its upsides?

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Diesel, a clothing manufacturer has a new ad campaign coming out that looks at the bright side of global catastrophe. Check out an article on it here. or check out www.diesel.com and see it for yourself. hilarious.

Proper Capitalist Justice?

Friday, February 16th, 2007

I saw this report on China’s proposed execution of a con man and first thought, wow, that’s a bit harsh, eh? Then I thought, you know what, fuck that. i have lamented privately that so-called white collar crime in this country is poorly executed (pun intended). we live in a capitalist system that is founded [...]

Fundamentalists everywhere

Monday, February 12th, 2007

i have commented previously on the similarities between fundamentalists on both sides of the East -West divide (here). today, on the way to work I heard a report on orthodox jews forcing women to sit at the back of public buses in israel (here). it seems that some public buses in israel are specifically for [...]

Wal-Mart and the Service Employees International Union

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

wow. in a really surprise move today wally-mart endorsed universal health care coverage. read about it here. the announcement was made along with the management of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). this is an interesting moment in the political landscape all around. the head of SEIU is one Andy Stern whom i and my [...]

Minority Report’s Big Brother not so far fetched after all

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

good movie, scary future. anyway, there is an article here about the technology for that nifty retina scan from afar. unlike in the movie, this system is completely covert so that we would not be any the wiser that anything had happened. i feel safer already…

Florida to abandon electronic masturbation machines

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

The NY Times is reporting that Gov Christ will trash paperless voting machines (read it here.) drunken cynic, knockemdown and i were at the pub last night and decided that voting was about as productive a way to spend one’s afternoon as jerking off, hence the title of this post. have a great day.