Trust Us

In a joint statement from members of the Global Alliance for Virtuous Banking (GAVBank), account holders everywhere are being assured that “banks are good”.  The statement was issued in response to recent revelations that HSBC had allegedly acted as the conduit for a paltry €180Bn of tax dodges, drug money, blood diamonds and bankrolling of terrorists. The statement informs banking customers that: There is no need for concern.  Your money is totally safe with us, and is in no way used to fund or support illegal or unsavoury activities anywhere.  That’s what Bitcoin is for.  You should really stay away from … Continue reading Trust Us

The Easy Way Is The Only Way To Go

Some time late in the 20th Century, a concept for corporate, social, and environmental responsibility, known as the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ emerged as the widely-preferred method for operating a business or organisation. The idea was to give equal importance to the profits or savings that could be made, the social impact or contribution that could be offered, and the environmental sustainability of the activity. It was, as stated previously, the ‘widely-preferred method’ for how to operate.  In hindsight, it seems we were all fooled by hippies, ne’er-do-wells, social workers, and naive dreamers, who were all probably communists. Economists, CEO’s and … Continue reading The Easy Way Is The Only Way To Go

Look Over There! No, Not There; Over There!!

Distraction. The only thing our fantastical and terrible Federal government is good at. Distraction. Here’s a little 3-dot-point list of (some of) the failures of this government, and the actions employed (by design or by pure luck) to distract from them. 1. Promises made in campaign-mode – Broken (too many to put a number on). A plane disappears (MH370).  “Look over there!  Look, I will find that plane.  Look, the world has made me the king of plane-finding.“ Operational result: FAIL Distraction result: 100% 2. A Federal budget so horrible, that it remains un-passed even as we draw closer to … Continue reading Look Over There! No, Not There; Over There!!

A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s

Please click on the link below to be taken to the image (it’s just an image, alright, it’ll take a minute to read it…) A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s. Pressed this from Operational Matters (http://xborderoperationalmatters.wordpress.com/), with thanks. Continue reading A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s

$ervices Rendered – Re-Post

NOTE: Another post that I’m dredging up from February.  Re-posting this, just because it disappeared for a while, and today it was commented on by someone who tried to insult me by using bad words… (see below the post). So, the Australian Taxation Office has handed ~$880 Million to News Corp… What. The. Fuck? It is portrayed in the mainstream media as a “long-running court battle”.  Well, I call bullshit. “The money represents years of claims for exchange rate losses run up by News following a 1989 restructure of the empire.” What the fuck?  That’s just international business, right?  Exchange … Continue reading $ervices Rendered – Re-Post