Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freedom of speech is never saying "I am sorry"

America has become more and more like the old Roman Empire.
Mostly a country ruled by weapons, with an economy based on weapons´production.
Capitalism is something else.
It is an economy based on free productive activity.
Trading mere paper certificates (or digital simulacra of them) has nothing to do with economy.
These practices reached such a grotesque level of unreality that they eventually poisoned what remained of America’s economic prospects.
"In the meantime, the derivatives rackets that made up so much of the fraud -- especially the trillions of dollars vested in credit default swaps contracts -- are ticking out there like bombs placed by madmen, and may bring down the entire global money system before an orderly downsizing of finance can occur."

Good example of the arrogance and presumption reached by USA (or by the ones who rule it) is the fact than NOBODY can eventually try to criticize their doing, even when it is clearly and manifestly wrong.

Freedom of speech is kept when the only ones who speak are the ones who would never say anything "wrong".
I believe that journalists or TV broadcasters say ALL what they think.
If there was any chance that they said something else, they wouldn’t be there.
Democracy is not limiting what you say, but allowing ALL to speak.
Democracy and freedom of speech is like love: It is true when you do not need to say: "I am sorry"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What would we need to make a better world?

When I was little borrowing money was a shame.
When my mother talked about somebody who had the need to "go to a bank and ask for money" lowered her voice and sighed.
Making a mortgage or buying something with monthly fees was something just the poors or the lazy people did.
If you do not have the money you just do not buy it.
We have come a long way from then.
If you want something why waiting?
The whole system is a cheating.
They do not even dare to call it with its real name.
They call it "credit card".
It sounds much better then debit.
It doesn’t even look like borrowing.
It is somebody who lends and why bothering?
One day you will repay it.
When you will have enjoyed it.
What they forget to say is that you enjoy one and you pay 370.

The world would be much better if people were taught to do hat their interest is and not someone else’s. And we know who the someone else is.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

Thousands of years, thousands of wars were not enough to show this very simple truth: you can win a battle, two battles, many battles, but you cannot win a war.
Unless you see it all under another point of view, which is probably the realistic one.
What would the weapons producers do if there was no war anymore?

What does it matter if a few millions die?
What matters is that the economy, the economy based on weapons production flourishes, and you can bet, they are so powerful that this will never happen: a world without wars, a world that doesn’t need weapons...

Brainwashing is easy

Brainwashing the mass will be the new weapon of mass destruction, much more dangerous and powerful than any weapon man ever invented.
It is like spreading viruses that nobody acknowledges.
It is a war between a highly sophisticated army on one side and an army with sticks and stones on the other.
Who is the winner?
"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."
Human nature is too weak and too self centered to do something for the sake of others.
First and foremost is our well being and then... may be if it helps us feeling better, the conviction we did something for the others...

"No, humans are better than this, look at the thousands who sacrify their life for other people’s sake..."
I look and I see a world full of astute criminals who do nothing else than manipulating the mass, making people following what is profitable for them.
And the hideous part of it all is that people are actually willing to be slaves of a world ruled by a few.
Give them a TV, the new brand of portable phone, the games to look and the teams to follow.
Congratulations, you have just understood how the world goes on...

Friday, January 08, 2010

Marketing made easy

Most companies would like a Web presence that fits their corporate image and marketing strategy.
Most Web developers still think marketing is one of those things lesser people do instead of making a real living by programming.
On the other hand, marketing consulting firms and advertising agencies typically lack the technical expertise to set up a Web marketing for a client. From the very beginning, a market gap existed for firms that could span the two worlds and provide a combination of marketing, advertising and development services for companies wanting to join the Web.
That is what an enterprise email marketing should do.
It should offer the tools to easily create, publish, and track email newsletters, surveys, blogs, autoresponders, and RSS feeds.
iContact Email Marketing offers solutions in terms of marketing needs to mid-sized and large organizations as well as companies who need creative assistance.
Content, creativity and the right communication are the deciding factors in the success of a company.
And what about the email marketing price?
With iContact you have to pay a monthly fee which is based on the number of subscribers on your account.
It starts at $9.95 per month and scales upward based on list size, up to $660/month for an Enterprise product tailored for larger organizations.
iContact is easy to use with over 300 professionally-designed email templates.
The application allows you to track all your emails, adding a sign-up form to your web site, segment your list, and managing your subscribers.
They take care of everything you need, even assuring that your message gets to the inbox of your recipients through their ISP relations, feedback loops, and whitelist status.
The prove that this is what you are looking for is the fact that they currently have over 15,000 customers and 100,000 users.
The secret of its success is that you can manage all online communications from a single web application.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Nobody is limitless

Why won't the counter viewpoint push my apparent sketch?

Friday, January 01, 2010

Creative Finance

In Italy we call it "Creative Finance" Finanza Creativa and this word was invented just recently.
Since these times nobody dared to be so "creative", because they feared the consequences....

"It's a slow day in a little east Texas town. The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving through town. He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States of America Government is conducting business today. "

It would be a great creative way to solve all problems and it would work, if the $100 didn´t finish in China, but stayed on the counter of any American business...

geoff goodfellow