Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Greetings good citizen,

Did I mention that the jungle drums are still pounding out the message that the world’s financial markets are on the verge of collapsing?

Hard to imagine where I got that idea considering the corporate owned media appears to be hellbent on keeping you focussed on the fact that they (finally) got OBL!

Yesterday was ‘the big reveal’; today we’re getting the ‘juicy, intimate details!’

You’d never know we have larger, more immediate problems to be dealt with.

How sad is it that ‘mismanagement’ is baked right into the political pie?

Could we find (let alone name) even one ‘competent’ politician?

It is more important to keep You focussed on ‘going along to get along’ than to let your thoughts wander into contemplating the endless bumbling of our superiors.

If YOU fucked up as badly and as regularly as these assholes do, YOU’D be history!

But (and our politicians are no exception) YOU aren’t in a position to fire THEM!

The boss doesn’t want to hear about his fuck-ups (and you’re in no position to do anything but testify against him in court, if push comes to shove!) His fuck-ups are not YOUR problem, it is your perceived fuck ups the boss can’t seem to forget.

And when do YOU fuck up? Usually when you get bad information from ‘guess who’…

Worse, 99% of all fuck-ups are the direct the result of the underling failing to READ THE BOSSES FUCKING TWISTED MIND!

Geez, that sounds bitter, doesn’t it?

Well, we tend to ‘write what we know.’

How lucky is it for me that 99% of my resume is ‘phantom’ (largely due to the bosses ‘too big to fix’ fuck-ups?)

Now it is ‘quiz time’ good citizen. I am going to ask you what the last 9 sentences ‘point to’?

Does it look like, in your opinion, that our system of management is, to put it bluntly, FUBAR (Fucked Up Beyond All Repair) ?

Understand, it is regularly acknowledged that our system is, er, ‘less than perfect’ and that ‘mistakes happen’ and that a certain amount of shit ‘slips through the cracks’. BUT ANY attempt to alter the current system is met with rigid resistance (mostly from ‘vested interests’ who worked long and hard to get their foothold in the system.)

So we return to the ‘it’s fucked up and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it’ situation.

How sad will it be when it is precisely this ‘rigidity’ that pushes the system over the cliff?

While that will be a relatively happy event, the bad news is, where the system goes, we will follow!

Speaking of irrational memes we arrive at this story about how the stock market is tanking because ‘estimates’ about April employment figures failed to meet ‘expectations’.

Shares on Wall Street declined on Wednesday after a weaker-than-expected report on jobs from a private payroll firm.

In a precursor to Friday’s unemployment report from the Department of Labor, the ADP payroll firm reported that private employers in the United States added 179,000 jobs in April. The figure was lower than the 195,000 analysts had expected. The ADP report is closely watched because it can provide insights into the government’s monthly jobs report.

In early trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 69.85 points or 0.55 percent. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index lost 7.77 points or 0.57 percent. The technology heavy Nasdaq gained 4.99 points, or 0.18 percent.

Naturally, economic recovery is wholly reliant on a recovery of the job market. No jobs = no recovery.

Only accountants/economists can achieve a jobless ‘economic recovery’ and then they can ONLY do it on paper.

So in the ‘real world’, no jobs = no recovery.

Now we have to consider just how many of the ‘gained’ jobs are ‘imaginary’?

When we get the unemployment numbers Friday they are likely to be ‘better than expected, not because there is more hiring but because more people will have exhausted their claims and be dropped from the unemployment roles.

Time has a funny way of doing that.

For a closer look, I purloined this article from Some Assembly Required:

While they mentioned job losses due to offshoring as one important factor, they emphasized that displacement effects have been difficult to measure. The possible trade-offs between job creation in the United States and in other countries are even more difficult to quantify.

But a recent article by David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal provided startling evidence of the impact of globalization. His analysis of data from the Commerce Department indicates that major multinational corporations cut their employment in the United States by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million.

This is a big change from the 1990s, when those corporations added 4.4 million jobs in the United States and 2.7 million abroad.

Mr. Wessel pointed out: “The growth of their overseas work forces is a sensitive point for U.S. companies. Many of them don’t disclose how many of their workers are abroad. And some who do won’t talk about it.”

Yes, good citizen, the ‘enemy’ seldom desires to admit their guilt. It is time to wake up to the fact that corporate America is NOT your ‘friend’.

So how, er, ‘unfortunate’ is it that this, er, ‘unfriendly force’ HAS YOU BY THE SHORT HAIRS!

Please allow me to (once again) bring the single most important issue facing our species to the fore: What is the purpose of commerce?

Understand, if we fail to get this right, it will remain ‘impossible’ to fix the other issues facing civilization as a whole.

If you REALLY want to tweak it, we haven’t got a ‘systemic problem’ on our hands, we’ve got a big time legal problem!

This is what it looks like when the criminals take over.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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