Watch out. That weird foreign student in trenchcoat and shades. Does he ever talk to anyone? That’s suspicious. What’s he writing? A play about murder and rape? Arrest him. Now! Quick! Check everyone else! Get their psychology profiled! Watch them. Watch them closely!
Cho Seung-hui took a beautiful photo of his bullets and posed with his guns before he blew away 32 fellow humans — roughly a quarter of the number killed in Iraq by suicide bombs yesterday — and was presumably one seriously sick individual. But in that obese, self-centred tangle of hypocrisy that is America the reaction is, as usual, wrong…
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No, this isn’t an apologia for Nazis, far from it. It’s a plea to reserve “fascist” for situations which actually warrant the term.
There may (may the gods forbid!) come a time when we need to label a government fascist and be taken seriously. So please, don’t devalue it by calling every little disruption of personal choice “fascist”. It’s a very poor media strategy.
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Australia’s reputation as a nation of drunkards is confirmed! More than two million of us drink alcohol at risky/high levels, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. And yet the alcohol industry remains a part of “respectable society”, and even attracts government assistance!
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“If advertising is so effective, why don’t ad agencies advertise?, asks SinekPartners CEO, Simon Sinek.
While agencies recommend their clients spend 10% of their revenues on marketing, the big four agencies — a combined global revenue of US$29.3 — spend only 0.01% of their own money.
Employers always say they want employees who are bold, creative, self-directed, take initiative, and aren’t afraid to speak up. But what they really want are worker droids. Read more about this and other Top Management Lies, thanks to Kathy Sierra.