Such a lot of my relatives are in "IT" these days. Every time I ask, I find out they are installing and maintaining 'packages'
None are 'writing software'.
The great threat to corporations in the 80s was that they needed independent minded 'programmers' who wore odd clothes, had odd ideas, worked odd hours and threatened the whole normal suited thing.
Programmers didnt even need to apply for jobs. Dozens of 'agencies' would push their skill-sets.
Even poorly socialised Aspies could get jobs in Manhattan and Sydney.
Now 'IT' workers are expected to push their own barrows, the agencies are mostly gone.
Eventually the commodification of software, the simplification of databases, and the proliferation of 'Computer Science' degrees removed the threat of radical thinkers being required at the heart of capital.
I recall sitting at the executives table in the Ford Motors HQ in Wellington. The company treasurer said to me 'oh you contractors are just fly by nights' or words to that effect. Waving the good cutlery, I replied that I had been on-site longer than the salaried DP manager.
As for anger at loss of jobs. The 'missing revolution' of the 90s ( 30s, 60s had theirs) was due to wealth, cheap oil, and the spread of PCs and optical fibre which seemed to indicate an infinite velocity of money, and huge houses and cars for those in the trough. - thats trough as in pig swill,, not trough as in deep economic low.
Now unemployed, shamefaced at past excesses, looking around for a rational 'movement' which isnt anywhere to be found.
Its gonna take a deep deep low, with a huge pile of pain, before the West people get upset enough to even grumble
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The Chinese are already moving to successfully lobby the new Turkmen president, the spectacularly named Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, to speed up the construction of the Mother of All Pipelines. This Turkmen-Kazakh-China Pipelineistan corridor from eastern Turkmenistan to China's Guangdong province will be the longest and most expensive pipeline in the world, 7,000 kilometers of steel pipe at a staggering cost of $26 billion. When China signed the agreement to build it in 2007, they made sure to add a clever little geopolitical kicker. The agreement explicitly states that "Chinese interests" will not be "threatened from [Turkmenistan's] territory by third parties." In translation: no Pentagon bases allowed in that country. "aboutWanda Sykes
White South Africa did of course seek to control blacks. However it never tried to deny black people their very existences or to wish them away completely as we see here. We have not experienced military occupation without any rights for the occupied. We were spared the barbaric and diverse forms of collective punishment in the forms of house demolitions, the destruction of orchards belonging to relatives of suspected freedom fighters, or the physical transfer of these relatives themselves. South Africa's apartheid courts never legitimized torture. White South Africans were never given a carte blanche to humiliate black South Africans as the settlers here seem to have. The craziest apartheid zealots would never have dreamed of something as macabre as this wall. The apartheid police never used kids as shields in any of their operations. Nor did the apartheid army ever use gunships and bombs against largely civilian targets
Zionists like to boast about shooting pregnant Women
Colon Cancer Broccoli sproutskingsseeds
. 2 grams of seed will produce 15g of sprouts which is sufficient for a daily intake.
are bound to cost, royalties to JH... NZ$74/kg = 15c/daylivingfoodsPig whip worms
- seriously, these are very effective against inflammatory bowel disease - doubt you could easily source these in NZ
they dont breed in humans, so you keep taking ...
Me, I am losing interest in health .... Oh yeah life goes on,, long after the thrill of living is gone
a massive dose of N Acetyl Cysteine might save mehealingdaily
600 mg. (30 Capsules) US $14 for 150 caps 15.6 c/g
N-acetylcysteine did not prevent A/H1N1 virus influenza infection but significantly reduced the incidence of clinically apparent disease.
t N-acetylcysteine (NAC,1 g/kg per day, orally) significantly decreased the mortality in infected mice
nb 1g/kg is a lot !!!
flickrAya Sofia and Blue Mosque
, OK are definitely different entities (little sister is jaunting to Turkey en route to Geneva gig in Northern Spring
LED Light Bulb
To Replace CFLs?
from AboutMyPlanet.com by VeganVerve
... Lemnis Lighting co ... Netherlands ... new 6-watt LED light bulb. ... Pharox LED Light ... equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent ... able to be used with dimmer ... life expectancy ... 36,000 hours.
... $50 ... but 60-watt incandescent l= 900 lumens. ... these bulbs is only ... 300 lumens.
Am I a bit WTC obsessed
?, or obsessed with the BankersTrust/Deutsche
I am still amazed how they hung a flag over my office window (21 years later. nv g
Seems it is finally being dismantled
ps remembering 1980
Nearly 370 farms in Britain are still restricted in the way they use land and rear sheep because of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident 23 years ago, the government has admitted.guardian
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