Filed Under Things We Know

… and now we are discovering the truth


Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship

… not just to anyone – no .. to the super rich of Russia and Ukraine. And if you are paying attention, you won’t have ‘read it here first’, but watch when Mueller’s findings become more public how inextricably linked organizations like The Bank Of Cyprus are to the Trump Administration and his branding organization. (Sorry – hard time calling it Real Estate).

Hands up if you are surprised.


So you want a job ….

I Built A Bot To Apply To Thousands Of Jobs At Once–Here’s What I Learned

It’s the conclusion that says it all ..

  • It’s not how you apply, it’s who you know. And if you don’t know someone, don’t bother.
  • Companies are trying to fill a position with minimal risk, not discover someone who breaks the mold.
  • The number of jobs you apply to has no correlation to whether you’ll be considered, and you won’t be considered for jobs you don’t get the chance to apply to.

Sad that it is the case and sad that it was so surprising that it warrants an article in Fast Company.


England and America

“I miss the English,” he says. “I miss Londoners. I miss the wit. Americans, they’re very, well, de Tocqueville saw this coming in about 1850 – he said, it’s a marvelous thing, American democracy, but don’t they know how it’s going to end up? It’s going to be so mushy that no one will dare say anything for fear of offending someone else. That’s why Americans aren’t as witty as Brits, because humour is about giving a little bit of offence. It’s an assertion of intellectual superiority. Americans are just as friendly and tolerant as Londoners, but they flinch from mocking someone’s background or education.”

I couldn’t have said it better – which explains why Martin Amis is famous for his writing – and I am not! [ Read the full article. ]

That said, England is changing as well.


It isn’t about stuff anymore

The article is called “Inconspicuous Consumption and the Rise of the Aspirational Class”

… inconspicuous? … no it isn’t!

America, Land of the Free. Home of the Brave?

The second post today from a friend … this one from Michael Suderman.

At what point did we become such cowards? Over 200 years ago this country was founded by people who, without fear, stood up to an adversary immensely more powerful than themselves and declared that no longer would they be governed by tyranny, ruled by force or controlled by fear. They understood that ALL MEN, regardless nationality or religious belief, deserved the right of freedom from persecution. Since that time this country has heralded that as the cornerstone of our ideology. We have fought innumerable wars in that cause, extended our hand in friendship to the world promoting that. Promised our aid to any and all that asked fighting for that.

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The Presidential Decree Formalizes Islamophobia

Republishing this today, the original in Greek – can be found here,

It arrived via my friend David Fenton, who has known Stathis for more years than he is prepared to share. It is a rough google translate – so apologies for some of the patchy phrasing. If I find a better translation, I will replace it.

 

An interview by Stathis Gourgouris, Professor of Classical, English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University by Peter Short. Continue reading

You Are Welcome


Hilary Lost. We delivered on the request made in the video. Everyone got it wrong. I am not going to bother to comment on broad issues here – enough places are doing that already. Not my job. I want to write this sort posterity as an observation.

I truly hope that I am wrong about what I write below. But everything and anything we have all seen to date is that it won’t be. Here is hoping. I am now paused. I am now just watching. (With possible occasional updates to this single post, as things change.)

I would just like to say that

I am sorry for America

… for so many reasons. Continue reading