Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Malevolent journalists – the swine’s of the story

Journalists (most of them) are the laziest people you will ever meet. To my knowledge it’s hard to even find public employees doing less.

How do journalists “work”? For the most part – at least when it comes to news from other countries – it goes something like this: One journalist somewhere in the world finds a story, writes something from his/her perspective and then sells the story to Routers, some newspaper or similar institutions. Those institutions then have agreements and collaborations with other journalists, TV-stations and so on, consequently selling the story further along. Maybe some reporter will be send out if the story is worth it, otherwise they print and say pretty much the same thing as their counterparts. The same flow can be found travelling from the “sources” of governments and big businesses wanting their story to be told. Very seldom (often only locally) journalists goes out in public and search, dig and “get” the story for themselves. In other words most stories you get to read, hear or see have been passed down through several stages and often been translated in the process.

The other way journalists “work” is to play with words in order to enhance the story. And this they are actually very good at. Let me give you a couple of examples: A hurricane becomes a “Killer Hurricane!” massacring everything in sight and the worst force ever seen. In reality however 2 fishermen foolishly going out in a dingy drowned and an old man has died from a falling tree that should have been cut down years ago. But maybe my favourite is “cancer” and everything you can attract this disease from. Chips, crips, tomatoes, alcohol, the sun, solariums, fatty food, the TV, your computer, your cell-phone, electrical and magnetic fields, tobacco, several different building materials, fabric softener and many many many other things have been said to cause cancer. Often a newspaper quotes some pseudo-scientist that wouldn’t get a job in the real world, but thanks to governmental founding he/she can deliver some study that shows that people eating 30 000 tomatoes more than is normal have a 15% higher risk of attracting cancer. Of course the study leaves out whether or not these people with higher risks are chain-smokers and/or live near Chernobyl. But newspapers grasp things like this in a heart-beat, throwing up headlines like “Tomatoes causes Cancer!” Inside the paper you can read how many tomatoes you can eat before it becomes a problem and an extra interview with some frighten mum claiming she will never feed her young tomatoes again. Building on this story for a couple of days people – baboons as most of them/you are – starts to wonder if tomatoes really are dangerous and sells will drop for a couple of months.

This Swine flu is consequently pure gold! Ignoring pretty much every fact and only showing people walking around in gas-masks and only interviewing frighten hypochondriac’s journalists can deliver news that sounds like the seventh seal have been broken and the end is near. Adding to these stupidities are governmental officials rushing to “save us” and international organs that need to justify their existence. Increasingly louder voices for boarder patrols and warnings issued by different governmental institutes further enhance this madness. For each day that passes the scariness increase and more and more people ask if they can eat pig-meat.

Again I need to ask you all; how stupid are you? IF the death toll goes up towards tens o thousands we are starting to get close to a pandemic one might worry about but even then this is nothing. There are millions of things that you should worry about if you feel the need to. You own home for instance. Did you know you are far more likely from dying or ending up in a serious accident in your home than anywhere else? It is true. If you really need something to be afraid of, be very afraid of living at home!

Thanks to some independent media and the bloggosphere you can at least learn the truth if you want to. And try to ask yourself, in this case and in others: why are governments trying to control the Internet? Yeah, that’s right…

How you know your time is up…

I’m changing bank, and so should you

I’m getting really tired of Swedish banks. They failed miserably during the late 80’s and early 90’s “needing” a bailout and in some cases a government takeover. Despite making billions in profits during the last ten years or so they again are in trouble having made bad investments and not putting the earlier profits to good use. And again a couple of them “need” governmental support. Most of them must have monkeys employed; well actually a monkey would probably get it more right. Economy is in either case not one of their strong points. To a large extent this is governments fault. If businesses know that if they are in trouble the tax payers will come to the rescue, they will of course be less prudent with money and take higher risks.

And thanks to the complete stupidity of the Swedish central bank there is now hardly any reason to save money anymore which means that they have created another crisis that will worsen the situation. So you cannot really blame a couple of banks if they lower the rate on savings, in some cases down to ZERO. But it is really annoying to see a failing bank (I’m a customer at) first making horrible decisions anyone with normal intellect could tell them is the wrong ones, then they crawl to the government to gain support, asking their own customers and the rest of the taxpayers to bail them out, and now they are saying that anything I save will not generate any additional savings rates. This is too much. Why the hell did we not let these bastards fall, crash and burn earlier? And why are the government supporting and helping these monetary failures again!? Let them go bankrupt already.

I’m not completely sure which bank I’m going to change to, but at least Handelsbanken is making a profit and so far not needed and don’t want to be a part of any governmental support, so that’s one option. There are of course others and the first thing I’m going to do after work today is to find a suitable one, and so should you.

Do not support a business that takes your money and gives nothing back except making you pay them again thru bailouts and other stupidities.

Do not keep your savings or your business at a bank that clearly doesn’t know how to calculate basic math.

Do as I will do, change bank. If you have a savings account or a business account with SEB or the even more horrifying idiocy of SwedBank, leave them. Close down your account and go somewhere else. And do it now!

Please help out in bringing these losers and their stupidity down.

And if you can; make the government understand that we do not want to pay for the mistakes banks makes. Your tax money should not go to bail out failures.

Do it today or as soon as possible.

I volunteer – infect me

I still find this swine-flu thingy very amusing in a tragic-comical kind of way.

Any normal year a half a million people worldwide dies from flu, why aren’t those pandemics? Suddenly a hundred or so Mexican may have died from one of many strings of flu (so far not completely confirmed that it is all courtesy of the swine one) but seemingly almost every infected get well and walk away with no problems. But if you reed the news it is still Armageddon, and people still gets scared.

Each day more people dies in traffic than ten times the amount of infected swine-people. The amount of deaths so far hasn’t even reached the number of dead from physical pig attacks yet for Boar’s sake! I really hope that all those people the newspapers are writing about are the only ones out there that really are frightened, otherwise the worlds collective intelligence is lower than even I thought, and I had you all pegged slightly over the amoeba. No wonder you all love being controlled and completely govern by malevolent politicians, apparently most citizens aren’t even capable of a rational thought.

In addition to this, have you seen the “advice” we are getting? Wash the hands. Really? I shouldn’t ignore that? Don’t be picking in your face with dirty hands. Nah? Don’t travel to Mexico if it can be avoided. Why? If any of you idiots out there wants to give away your ticket, give it to me, I’ll go in a heart-beat.

If any doctors out there need a test subject, send me an email. I volunteer to infect myself with this swine flu on purpose. The odds on surviving this minor sickness is apparently staggeringly high – if the reports about all sick people are sick from the same flu. And if, against all odds, I would happen to die, at least I can leave with some time to spare before the looming depression hits us with full force. And IF this turns in to a new ‘Spanish Flu’ with the equivalent of 50 millions dead, I pledge to eat 25 bags of crisps each day for 20 years in order to enhance my risk of getting cancer by 30%. Promise.