Category: Global Economy

Spammers never rest

03/04/10 | by yevez | Categories: Computers and the Internet, Global Economy, Society

I am always amazed at the resilience of the internet spammers. They just don’t get it, they never tire out of causing damage to the whole society with the masses of bandwidth that they consume and the time they make others loose.

I receive a few comments per month in this blog that are pure SPAM. The person (or robot script for what I know) writes an meaningless comment like: Thanks for a great post and they stick the address of their web site to try to get link popularity.

Well there’s only one response to that, I’ll keep the comment and remove the URL in case you’d be tempted. On the other hand I’ll be happy to keep the web site’s address related to any RELEVANT comment.

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Discover Avaaz.org a World citizen's change factor

09/04/08 | by yevez | Categories: Politics, Global Economy, Society

I discovered Avaaz.org a couple of years ago when I received an email from one of the founding members. I’ve been very interested since that moment by their approach on global human problems and some localized ones. Obviously Avaaz.org is lead by people who care about their fellow human beings. I do invite you to visit their site to get to know their work.

There are so many times that we think that we can’t do anything to change the world to be a better place. The internet is our main tool to get to know each other and the ones who control us. Avaaz.org has been conducting successfull PR operations to put pressure on governments and private companies to go towards a more humane world. We need them, they need us so it’s up to you.

With the likes of Avaaz and Greenpeace we have activists dedicating their lives for the future of this race, at least let’s have a look at what they’re doing.

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Harper government cuts back in culture, another mess from the prairie boys

08/19/08 | by yevez | Categories: Politics, Global Economy, Society

Why should we help out our artists when we can subsidize the “poor” oil industry. Why give the “Holy Fuck” band a couple of thousands dollars when we can use them as a moral caution for cutting back in cultural programs. Censors and moralists preventing the “Canadian” to be associated with anything marginal the prairie boys hit again. Doing their dirty job in the summer while the general public is on vacation they decided to pull the plug to

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Wind power will rise in Quebec

05/07/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Politics, Global Economy, Society

Yesterday the prime minister of Quebec announced that 15 new Eolian parks will be built in the province of Quebec. This is good news except for the view. The giant towers can either be perceived as beautiful or as being real ugly. The important thing is that they will provide clean energy and that’s what we need, or do we?

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Bush & Co fight Vermont

05/02/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Politics, Global Economy, Society

The Bush administration provided a document in court in the case opposing the Vermont state to the US automobile industry. As the Environmental protection agency rejected the tough on emissions California law, the government asked the court to consider that in the Vermont case the previous ruling in favor of states controlling their emission levels laws should be invalidated.

Trying to set new precedents to go against the courageous states fighting in favor of reducing pollution is really another very intelligent gesture from that administration. Just what the rest of the planet needed by the way. This shows a great sense of leadership for the future :>

Almost at the same time India’s finance minister was declaring:

It is a crime against humanity to transform our food into automobile fuel

Right on Palaniappan Chidambaram, way to go.

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World Hunger - what can possibly be done?

04/30/08 | by yevez | Categories: Politics, Global Economy, Society

I am touched by the hunger problems, I am touched in my heart, aren’t you? This doesn’t have to do with religion, with any of the definitions we ever had, because we have to stop defining ourselves throughout our past.

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and then this guy who really explains the whole thing as it is.

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Nuclear power is it really a solution?

04/29/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Global Economy, Society

Nuclear power plants cost a fortune to build and to maintain but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. For something as dangerous as it is, remember Tchernobyl and Three Miles Island anyone?, it also bares some long term costs that may not be worth their while. The extra costs come with the disposal of the extremely toxic and long lasting nuclear waste. As with every solution there are people who have economic interests in the process, same for nuclear.

Just give this video a look; it’s about the situation in England and the alternative solutions that could replace nuclear with a smaller footprint on the environment and, yes, smaller costs. It can be found on the Greenpeace UK website.

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