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31 January 2011

Roman Polanski ! , Your Life is Calling !

From our bulging “Don’t Touch my Junk” file:

The research, soon to be published in international medical journal, Medical Education, describes - among others - a student with "no qualms" about performing an anal examination on a female patient because she didn't think the woman's consent was relevant.
They’re even lining up for it:
Another case outlined in the research describes a man who was subjected to rectal examinations from a "queue" of medical students after he was anaesthetised for surgery.

29 January 2011

News Digest from the Fake-Crisis Management Center, no. 2011\1-D

US investigation of Google Street View was a 'wasted summer'
DOCUMENTS HAVE SURFACED that shed some light on the lackadaisical attitude of US regulators towards last year's Google Street View privacy violations.

A senior attorney at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) described the Google investigation as "a wasted summer" in a letter obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Centre through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The letter was written only a couple of days after the FTC decided to drop its inquiry into the matter. Many privacy advocates, especially in the UK and Europe, would be aghast at hearing the attorney describe the matter as "a time suck".
They need more time to abuse for-profit schools between naps, I guess.
Data protection organisations in the UK and Germany certainly have, unleashing considerable fury over the fact that a company that has so much data about us didn't have policies in place to stop this from happening.

28 January 2011

News Digest from the Fake-Crisis Management Center, no. 2011\1-C

New pesticides are 'killing honeybee population worldwide'
Daily Mail
Over the last few years, scientists have been baffled by the bee crisis in Britain, America and Europe which has seen numbers plummet in a decade.
ARE they, or COULD they?
The claims, which appear in an unpublished study carried out at the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory, add to the evidence that pesticides are partly responsible for the mysterious decline of one of the world's best loved insects.

27 January 2011

A Portrait of the Effectiveness of Soft Power


EU to Cairo: respect 'legitimate yearnings' of citizens
CAIRO — Political protests may be rocking Egypt with a new, nonideological force, but President Hosni Mubarak and his allies have not veered from a playbook they have followed through nearly three decades of one-party rule.

As always, the government has responded to the unrest primarily as a security issue, largely ignoring, or dismissing, the core demands of those who have taken to the street.

23 January 2011

Responsible Journalism at a Glance

Weekly World News
"This blob can be one hundred times more devastating to Earth, than any asteroid," said James V. Bellanca III, the chief blob expert at NASA.
What Will Happen on December 21 2012?
The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth.

The Day After Tomorrow….Today??
Independent (UK)
The Mayans were right, the planets have aligned, an asteroid is heading for earth, the molten core at the centre of our planet has stopped turning (again) ...
Yet another dytopic environmentalist "looking out for the children, and the future", no doubt. They all seem to sound like that...
our time on planet earth is up.

I mean, first of all the natural disasters that have been happening with alarming frequency lately, the floods, forest fires, earthquakes, Tsunami’s, birds mysteriously falling from the sky….well it is enough to get any normal movie goer freaking out, but then, add to it the financial crisis (the banks know what’s coming obviously), the fact that no other reporter seems to have put this together (clearly a government cover up) and of course, the fact that our TV Schedules constantly pump out reality drivel like X Idol, Celebrity Strictly Come Dining, and my favourite Cat in the Attic,( why do people watch these things……….I just don’t get it, go out and play rugby instead damn you!) and it becomes clear that the powers that be are trying to lull us into some sort of apathetic coma so that we don’t go out and panic.
Why not do the right thing, and off yourself know - before we get to paragragh 8?

21 January 2011

The Humanistic, Harm Limiting, “Swedish Way”

Gosh... he might lose his license ?!?

The victim first sought treatment for depression and burn out

[ ... ]

He suggested the woman engage in "touch therapy" as a way to help her get in touch with repressed memories of past sexual abuse, going so far as to propose having sex with her to help her reminiscence.

[ ... ]

When she then said she had a boyfriend, the doctor became angry with her, prompting her to question the value of the therapy sessions.

19 January 2011

Watching the Detectives... Look So Cute...

The Netherlands’ De Volkskrant has published an interview with Maarten Engwirda, formerly of the EU financial watchdog organization. After 15 years auditing European spending, he has ratted out the European Court of Auditors out.

During his time at the court, Engwirda claims he observed several incidents of fraud which included the manipulation of reports and the “removal of traces of financial misconduct.” Describing the Court of Auditors as an institution characterised by a “culture of silence” which gives member states free rein to indulge in fraudulent spending, Engwirda does however remark that the situation has much improved since 2005
Is anyone under the divine circle of golden stars NOT on the take?

17 January 2011

And he (hearts) Dictators

Considering his early work, Oliver Stone’s later work should come as no surprise.

Warning: too unheimlich for work...

15 January 2011

News Digest from the Fake-Crisis Management Center, no. 2011\1-B

Gee, that sounds like the best thing that could ever happpen to me...

Why a massive meteorite strike could be the best thing to happen to us

Well, they have had an influence on life on Earth. Consider the great Ordovician biodiversity event, which took place around 470m years ago, when there was a big increase in numbers of species. Only recently have geologists found a possible cause: a widespread bombardment of the Earth by meteorites. These would have sterilised an area a few hundred kilometres across – a major ecological disturbance but not a lethal one for a particular species.

In fact, what it would have done is free up space. It would have been like putting a quarry in the middle of an area that has no cliffs. Suddenly, you have all the species that live on cliffs moving into the area and increasing the local biodiversity
Sure. Free up space. Sounds fantastic.

I don't know about you, but I'm still not getting excited.

13 January 2011

News Digest from the Fake-Crisis Management Center, no. 2011\1-A

Backward looking fears over which to remain fearful:

UA expert has this asteroid by the tail
Arizona Daily Star

CATALINA SKY SURVEY The photo of asteroid (596) Scheila is a the size of a pickup truck that was headed for Earth.

Otherwise, the gambling opportunities are rife:

The Punter: Bets that are out of this world
Belfast Telegraph

Still on spacial matters, it is 250-1 for the earth to be hit by asteroid 2005 YU55 which is one and a half million miles away and supposedly heading for earth.