Monthly Archives: April 2012

A keeper of Sheeple

A couple of years ago the mainstream media regularly attacked blogs as being written by sad, lonely people with nothing better to do than vent their deranged spleen against the world in general. As the institutional corruption of the mainstream … Continue reading

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Principled Policing

Every day this week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) there have been headlines pointing to corruption and malpractice at the heart of Britain’s premier police force – The Met. The stench of something rotten within the UK police has been rising for … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to Betty

This blog has long described the powerful elite who run international corporations as having somewhat psychopathic personalities. The problem with this is that they shape corporations in their own image, so that the dominant corporate world-view also becomes psychopathic. And … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

When large organisations and government departments carry out an activity labeled ‘lessons learned’ you can guarantee that it will be nothing of the kind. Typically such efforts end up with the participants patting themselves on the back because they have … Continue reading

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Causality and good news

Each time a certain customer entered, the barman noticed that before tasting his first drink, he would turn the glass three times. Finally the barman just had to ask why. The man looked around conspiratorially, then explained “It’s to keep … Continue reading

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Manufactured irrelevance

Thirty years ago manufacturing in the UK accounted for around 30% of GDP, now it is around 10%. The reverse is true for financial services, they have grown from 10% to 30% in the same period. An interesting symmetry. The … Continue reading

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Corporate responsibility

In the UK, Network Rail have been fined £4 million for a rail accident in which one woman died and eighty-eight people were injured. Where will the money come from to pay this fine? You know it will come from … Continue reading

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