Sunday, July 30, 2006

Dropping Knowledge

alien There is a website called Dropping Knowledge that is searching for 100 of the world's most thought provoking questions. On September 9th of this year a hundred scholars will meet in Berlin to try to answer these questions.

Anyone can submit a question that could be a candidate for the September 9th discussion.

I've actually had several questions that I felt were thought provoking. But when I went to their site to submit them, I've found that they only allow 250 characters (not 250 words) per question. It's pretty hard to clarify your questions using just 250 characters.

From reading the top 5 questions on their site, it seems like people are doing a good job keeping their questions within required limits. So I thought I'd give it a try. Here is the Dropping Knowledge question that I have just submitted:

Are current government structures (socialist, communist, or democratic republics and all forms of dictatorship) really obsolete for today's technologically advanced world?
That's only 170 characters.

Categories: Dropping Knowledge

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Corporate Alien Bill Collectors

Money Corporate Alien Banks entice us with their credit cards, but when our money runs out they send their goon squad after us. Bob Lim discusses Bill Collectors and has some tips if you are under their assault.

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Categories: Bill Collectors, Debt Collectors, Corporate Aliens

Friday, July 28, 2006

New Blog Format

alien I've decided to change the format of this blog a little. I'll still be posting the usual thought provoking articles every one to two weeks as I've done previously. In addition, I will have daily posts so that this blog can better adapt to our "crazybusy" information hungry world.

As my first daily post, let me answer a criticism of my last article, Controlling Our Lives through Ratings and Quotas. The opposing comment read as follows:

What is exactly wrong with an employer expecting their employees to do their job a certain way, if you are in a service industry you should know that you will be expected to deal with the public in a certain way. You act like this is something new or something.

Yes, it should be that simple. There is nothing wrong with an employer stating his requirements. His employees should do the work his way. But big corporations do not just state their requirements and leave their employees alone. They watch, harass, annoy, underpay, and belittle their employees. Their main goal is to rake in more and more money for upper management. It used to be that if you didn't like your boss, you could just find another job. Nowadays, most jobs are for big corporate employers. The average individual has to choose either to work for corporate aliens and suffer their abuse or go hungry.

To have a better society we need improved working conditions. With less harassment at work, we all can live longer and happier lives. But if the corporate world will not hear our pleas, we may just have to fight for what we deserve.

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Categories: Corporate Aliens, employers

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Controlling Our Lives through Ratings and Quotas


Computers have made it easy to get the results of surveys and keep statistics of imposed quotas. Corporate Aliens are increasingly using ratings and quotas to harass their employees in the interest of efficiency. Read more...

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Categories: Ratings, Quotas, Surveys, Corporate Aliens

Friday, July 14, 2006

Crazy Bosses That I've Known

Evil Emporer

Today's Corporate Aliens have created a new breed of bosses to control the working individual. Our author discusses his experiences with some of these would be "evil emperors." Read more...

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Categories: Boss, Conqueror Boss, Manipulator Boss, Performer Boss

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Awful Truth About Television: Fake News and other reasons not to watch TV news

TV Set

The need to think clearly is more important than ever these days. The leading way corporate aliens are capturing our minds is through high tech media. Here is an interesting article that talks about the dangers that television poses to the clarity our of thought. Read more...

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Categories: Television, TV, Media Control, Brain Waves