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Unsorted Ideas

February 8, 2011

I’m busy working on new texts for the blog, telling about my cats and my ideas how to save the world (which is indeed a tall order). As I try to bring some king of structure into my thoughts and as I start to sort the ideas and pictures and feelings that are swirling around in my head I write down a few of my notions:

I just sifted through the comments to a piece in the NY-Times about mass extinction and I had the impression that many people are aware of the problems, but only a few come to conclusions, that can be applied right now. Nobody is ready to make personal changes.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned that removing President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt too hastily could threaten the country’s transition to democracy.

At least they make it easy to despise them. I’m convinced that women would be better leaders of this world, but I didn’t mean women like Hillary Clinton. (Don’t forget Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter etc. Sarah and Hillary are sisters in mind — don’t tell me there is so much difference between them.)

But this is not about Obama and Clinton.

This is not about Mubarak or Suleiman or whoever may be next in line.
This is not about democracy.
This is not about conservatives against liberals.
This is not about religion and culture.

This is to some extend a lesson about media spin and TV brainwashing.

This is about Murdoch’s News Corporation (Fox, Sky, Wall Street Journal)
About GE media (NBC, Telemundo, Universal, MSNBC)
About Disney, TimeWarner, Viacom, CBS, Clear Channel)

But first and formost its about profits!

This is about

Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Boeing
Raytheon
General Dynamics
Booz Allen Hamilton
General Electrics
Halliburton/KBR

This is about

Exxon Mobile
BP
Chevron
Shell
ConocoPhillips

This is about

Goldman Sachs
JPMorgan Chase
Morgan Stanley
Bank of America
Citygroup
UBS
Credit Suisse

This is about

Pfizer
Novartis
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson & Johnson
Merck
Eli Lilli
Beyer

This is about

Monsanto
DuPont
BASF
AMD
Kraft
Mars
Nestle
Unilever
Mitsubishi
Dow Chemical

This is about

Microsoft
Hewlett Packard
Dell
IBM
Acer
Apple
Intel
Verizon

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At the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, former Brazilian president Lula said: “Capitalism Is Dead”.

Wishful thinking.

Top US military contractors:

Rank Companies 

(follow links for complete company profiles)

Revenue
($ Millions – 2009)
1 Lockheed Martin Corp. $11,904
2 Northrop Grumman Corp. $9,324
3 Boeing Co. $8,189
4 Raytheon Co. $6,187
5 General Dynamics Corp. $4,730
6 KBR Inc. $4,545
7 Science Applications International Corp. $4,108
8 L-3 Communications Corp. $3,656
9 Computer Sciences Corp. $2,221
10 ITT Corp. $1,894
11 CACI International Inc. $1,690
12 BAE Systems Inc. $1,659
13 Hewlett-Packard Co. $1,589
14 Harris Corp. $1,330
15 United Technologies Corp. $1,320
16 URS Corp. $1,006
17 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. $1,005
18 DRS Technologies Inc. $994
18 Dell Computer Corp. $987
20 Rockwell Collins Inc. $912


One comment

  1. yeah nice

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