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Day: July 5, 2012

Nigel Farage Rules

Via John Ray’s Political Correctness Watch:

Why should we in Australia care? Well, many of us have friends and family in Europe. That is reason enough. Many of us also care about reason and democracy.

Another key reason is that Europe is China’s biggest market. If the Euro collapses, as now seems almost inevitable, Europe’s buying power will also collapse. China’s exports will crash, and China will stop buying Australian coal and iron ore. Australia not in good financial straits now, thanks to the most incompetent government in its history. It will soon be worse, thanks to the EU.

Odd Message

I had a very odd message on my home phone tonight from someone with a Scottish accent, I think. I couldn’t tell whether it was fake or genuine, and I couldn’t make out exactly what he was saying.

It sounded like he was ringing about his sister. I had, I think he was saying, linked to something that said something about her she didn’t like, and he wanted the link removed. But he didn’t say who she was or what the post was.

If whoever it was is reading this, please leave a comment on the post you were talking about, tell me what concerns you about it, and if what you are saying makes sense, I will probably do as you ask.

Boob Job or University?

From the Daily Mail:

At 14, Britney Marshall is apparently going through something of a ‘funny phase’. She works hard at school and dreams of going to university one day. And if that isn’t strange enough, she has absolutely no desire to have breast implants. This disturbing state of affairs has left her mother Chantal, who had great hopes for her youngest child, wondering where she has gone wrong.

‘Britney is going through a funny phase at the moment and saying she doesn’t want to get her boobs done,’ said Mrs  Marshall, a 53-year-old mother of nine.

Britney, however, dreams of being the first in the family to go to university, making her way in business and travelling the world beyond the family home in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. ‘I’m too young to be thinking about having a boob job – I just want to work hard at school,’ she said.

Plainly, Britney is some sort of weirdo. Either that, or she is the only member of her family with a brain.

Here they all are:

’nuff said.

Chasing Bullies

When I say bullying I don’t mean the annoying schoolboy who looks down on the other boys and finally gets a slap around the ear. That’s not bullying.

I don’t mean the girl who demands everyone do everything her way, and then finds that she is being excluded because no one will play with her. That’s not bullying.

Bullying is deliberately causing harm to others for the fun of it, or as a means of getting your own way.

Bullies do not bully because they are lonely, need attention, or have low self-esteem. Every reliable study shows that bullies have no problems with self-esteem. Bullies bully because they enjoy it.

Corporations can be bullies as easily as individuals.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my experience with the National Australia Bank.

We asked for a simple (but expensive for us) mistake to be fixed. Our request became a complaint, then a dispute.

There was only one response from the NAB to my blog post. It was a misleading comment, sent using a false name and fake email address. That pretty much exemplified the level of integrity in the bank’s interactions with us following our complaint.

The NAB has a bullying, if not sociopathic, corporate culture; a long standing attitude of disregard for the needs and rights of its customers.

Based on our experience, and that of many others (see my earlier post on this) no matter how many nice people you know at the NAB, sooner or later you will come up against the corporation, to your cost. I recommend choosing another bank. However, just because the NAB’s corporate culture is sociopathic does not mean everyone who works for the NAB is a bad person.

There are no nice people working for scam businesses like JBC Global, CFS-live, or ESL Trader.

I should add that there are genuine businesses with these or similar names. That is part of the scam. But none of the genuine businesses sell useless stock trading software. The stock trading software scammers JBC, CFS and ESL attempt to trade on the names and reputations of others, even claiming support by producing fake press releases in the name of people like Anthony Green, and other well-known financial sector personalities.

The people who run JBC, CFS and ESL are thieves, con men, sociopaths.

If you are a con artist, you are a sociopath. You cannot be willing to lie, to cheat people out of thousands of dollars of hard earned money and savings if you have any regard for the needs and feelings of others.

Confronting such people is dangerous, because sociopaths have no compunction about saying and doing things would not even occur to normal people. Like Anton Chigurh in Cormac McCarthy’s masterful ‘No Country for Old Men,’ they will happily destroy you and your family, just for inconveniencing them.

Nonetheless, stand up. We must. But take care.

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