Saturday, May 29, 2010

from my blackberry

I have had this phone for more than a year now and I am still quite taken with it.
This is the first time I have tried to post with it, and like so many other things in my life that has just changed.
My new 2nd job is as a real estate broker. We have all the Harry Potter movies on bluray as Geris birthday present and have been watching them all weekend.
In an attempt to fix a dodgy toilet we discovered that its more fun to replace it, and cheaper. Our new roof is done, and missing only the zinc and trim. We also picked colors for the house.

I never imagined that I would care about paint samples.

The hearse is getting a new catalytic unit monday too. I am now so highly skilled at govt database work that twice D.C. Has deferred to my judgment.
And yet, I am bored. Grad school AND work is not challenging enough. It was this that caused the creation of a new gaming company based in Seattle and Denmark. They are fabulously talented girls and boys.
After mulling over the evil that is facebook I have decided to make it the company profile.

So very many changes, and all to the eventual good, even facebook, which needs a bit of slapping about before Z will listen.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Is the IMF destroying small business and the middle class? YES.

The IMF imposes harsh restrictions in return for bailout money, but it's not cutting executive salaries, forcing the rich to repay illegal gains, or chasing down corruption in the Greece government - or any other government. No, instead the IMF forces nations to obey the will of a corporation. Create more slavery.

The middle class is being edged out worldwide by policies that directly impact the working classes and the poor. Public funds are shut off completely to repay the debts of the rich. Small businesses are being hit with enormous taxes, at a time when their customers are dwindling, and they're losing the race against time for survival. The policies of the IMF demand that poverty programs are eliminated, that working classes take lower pay, and that all public benefits are cut severely.

These actions do not stabilize a nation, they DESTABILIZE them. IMF will lead to a revolution in Greece, in which a new government will step in to "solve" the problem and create a new class of serfs. 'Here's your food and housing coupon, corporate citizen, now get back to work before I have you shot.'

It already happened in Iceland, which started dealing with the IMF in 2006! Look at how well that turned out for Iceland, and you get a better view of how the IMF is dealing with each nation it loans to. The entire process is a hegemony, designed to drive power away from local government to corporations.