Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Conspiracy Theories



I guess the farmer would be the interests of global capital and the sheepdog the apparatus of state security.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011



It's hard not to like an article that contains the line, "The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood-funnel into anything that smells like money."



http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405



Shame there's nothing anyone can, or is going to, do about it.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Programmed Obsolesence



A great documentary on La 2 last night about programmed obsolescence. If you suspected that stuff about lightbulbs was the paranoid imaginings of conspiracy theorists- check this out. Lightbulbs could last indefinitely, Nylon tights were originally designed to be ladder-
free and as for your i-Pod...

Here's the link to the documentary (Spanish):

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20110104/productos-consumo-duran-cada-vez-menos/392498.shtml

And here's one to a pioneer in the field, Bernard London, as early as 1932 (English):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/London_%281932%29_Ending_the_depression_through_planned_obsolescence.pdf