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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Panic stations: Prime Minister accused of sparking petrol pumps stampede

Panic stations: Prime Minister accused of sparking petrol pumps stampede: David Cameron’s spokeswoman said drivers should make “contingency plans” in case of industrial action by tanker drivers.

Here is a man that tells us the blinking obvious after his minister said we are making contingency plans, to make sure people are not inconvenienced. The bottom line is that it will cost the government money to bring in the army and they do not want to spend any more hard earned taxpayers money. Even though it would be for the tax payers benefit and not the bankers pockets.    

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Rupert Murdoch blasts 'lies and libels'

Rupert Murdoch blasts 'lies and libels':
Mogul hits out on Twitter, attacking 'old toffs and rightwingers who still want last century's status quo with their monopolies'
Rupert Murdoch has launched a fightback on Twitter against what he described as "lies and libels" against News Corporation, attacking "enemies" including "old toffs and rightwingers".
The media mogul tweeted three times in the early hours of Thursday morning London time attacking his critics.
In his first tweet he said:

Murdoch's outburst dovetailed with a statement from Chase Carey, his right-hand man and News Corp's chief operating officer, who accused the BBC of "gross misrepresentation" over a Panorama documentary which alleged that its former subsidiary NDS was involved in helping computer hackers to undermine ONdigital (later rebranded as ITV Digital).
Murdoch followed up with another tweet in which he categorised the different types of "enemies" News Corporation faces.
He added:

Murdoch ended his barrage with a tweet exclaiming:

On Thursday News Corp released a statement claiming that the BBC's Panorama documentary, Murdoch's TV Pirates, had "presented manipulated and mischaracterised emails to produce unfair and baseless accusations".
Earlier this month News Corp and Permira announced the sale of NDS to Cisco in a $5bn deal.
News Corp also on Thursday published a letter to Panorama from NDS executive chairman, Abe Peled, accusing the BBC current affairs programme of having "seriously misconstrued legitimate activities" the company undertakes in running its encryption business.
Murdoch was also the subject of a 50-minute PBS programme, Murdoch's Scandal, which aired in the US on Tuesday and in the UK on Wednesday. While it did not contain any major new revelations, the fact that a high-profile broadcaster aired such a programme in his adopted home was likely to have caused embarrassment.
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Met's PR chief Dick Fedorcio resigns after force opens disciplinary action

Met's PR chief Dick Fedorcio resigns after force opens disciplinary action:
IPCC inquiry finds Dick Fedorcio should face gross misconduct charge over his award of contract to former NoW executive
Scotland Yard's head of communications, Dick Fedorcio, has resigned immediately after the force opened disciplinary proceedings against him.
An inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into Fedorcio's award of a contract to Neil Wallis, the former deputy editor of the News of the World, found he had a case to answer for gross misconduct.
Fedorcio's resignation has curtailed any disciplinary action, but the IPCC will publish the inquiry's findings in the next few days.
Deborah Glass, the IPCC's deputy chair said: "In light of Mr Fedorcio's resignation today, [disciplinary] proceedings cannot now take place and I propose to publish our investigation report detailing our findings, in the next few days."
Civilian police staff are able to resign once disciplinary proceedings are launched and as a result avoid those proceedings. In doing so Fedorcio will not now face any sanction as a result of the inquiry into his alleged gross misconduct. The rules are different for police officers.
Fedorcio was under scrutiny for his decision to hire Wallis to provide PR advice for the Metropolitan police.Wallis's company Chamy Media was paid £24,000 by the Met between October 2009 and September 2010.
Fedorcio had been on extended leave since August pending the investigation into his relationship with the former News of the World executive, who was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking last July but has not been charged.
Glass said: "Our investigation found that Mr Fedorcio has a case to answer in relation to his procurement of the contract for Chamy Media. Last week the Metropolitan Police Service proposed to initiate proceedings for gross misconduct and I agreed with that proposal."
Earlier this month the Leveson inquiry into press standards heard that Fedorcio invited people from leading PR firms Bell Pottinger and Hanover to submit rival bids for the contract that was awarded to Wallis.
Chairman Lord Justice Leveson suggested Fedorcio chose these companies because he knew they would be more expensive than the former News of the World executive, adding: "The point is, this is set up to get a result."
Fedorcio denied this, but confirmed that he initially wanted to award the contract to Wallis without any competition. Wallis offered his services as a PR consultant to the Met over lunch with Fedorcio in August 2009, the inquiry heard.
The Scotland Yard communications chief, whose deputy was on long-term sick leave at the time, discussed the possibility of hiring the ex-tabloid executive with then-assistant commissioner John Yates.
Yates said Wallis gave him "categorical assurances" there was nothing about the News of the World phone-hacking case that could emerge later to embarrass the Metropolitan police if he was given the job.
Fedorcio said he only became aware that Wallis was of interest to Scotland Yard over phone-hacking on the day of his arrest on 14 July last year.
Yates told the Leveson inquiry he was "good friends" with Wallis, and attended football matches and dined out with him.

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Texana Hollis Returns To Detroit Home, Thanks To Mitch Albom


Well done Mitch and also thanks to HUD and the number of volunteers that gave their time, not money to keep an elderly person in her own home. Whilst Department of Housing and Urban Development -- the government agency that owned the home -- was foreclosing.



It takes compassion and real understanding to help people not just money and so-called power.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Health Care Reform Rule Aims To Ease Access To Medicaid For The Poor


This reform has been a long time coming and it is good news for all the Americans that have never benefited from have access to healthcare. Let us just hope that it does not go the way of the N H S and get swallowed up by private enterprise through the back door.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Apple App Store Under Scrutiny As Customers Complain About Credit Card Fraud


The old adage of no one can break into a Mac has died a death with the advent of social media sharing. The more we open ourselves up to sharing our lives online the less people will steal your wallet in town and more they will steal your ID, Personal Details and Money online.



As people buy more goods and services online and forsake the high street in favor of the super highway we will have more sites like Apple hacked.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, 12 March 2012

AMERICA'S SUPERSTORES ARE STALKING THEIR CUSTOMERS

Dear Concerned Reader,


Pretend you're 16 and pregnant, but you haven't told anybody yet. Suddenly, you start receiving coupons in the mail for diaper cream and baby snot suckers. Weird, right? Turns out, it's just part of a new stalking trend - by major US corporations. Target made news recently with this Forbes expose on how they "track" consumers via their credit and debit cards, but it gets even creepier. WalMart even puts RFID Tags in all their clothing (enabling them to watch your route through the store, including how much time you take in each aisle).

Major companies are getting sneakier with how they use their customers' information, but it's still happening. Bill Hazelton, founder of the consumer financial advocacy site CreditCardAssist.com, says this practise, known as "data mining," needs to stop. In his words, "We need to set boundaries." The first step toward regaining privacy is raising awareness about what these companies are doing with their data. 

AMERICA'S SUPERSTORES ARE STALKING THEIR CUSTOMERS
Low Prices Are Costing Consumers Their Privacy, CreditCardAssist.com Report Reveals

Los Angeles, CA – March 5, 2012 – Cell phone apps, security cameras and email-scanning software are just a few of the ways major businesses like Wal-Mart, Target and Google are studying and tracking your buying habits, according to a leading consumer awareness site. America’s largest superstores and service providers are analysing a mountain of secretly recorded data in order to understand how consumers form and change their spending habits. A new report by CreditCardAssist.com discusses these invasive practises in depth and reveals that low prices are costing Americans the one thing they can’t afford to lose – their privacy.
“The process of analysing large volumes of personal information to learn how a customer thinks is known as data mining, and it’s the reason superstores know you better than your own family,” says CreditCardAssist.com CEO Bill Hazelton. “Every time you walk through their doors, they’re studying you. By figuring out your habits, they can create a customised marketing campaign that will convince you to give them even more of your money. Essentially, they're training us.”

Target knows if a woman is pregnant, and it can predict her due date with 87% accuracy by studying her buying patterns. The company then uses this data to launch pre-emptive marketing campaigns featuring discounts for diapers, maternity clothes and other necessities. According to a Target statistician, “As long as a pregnant woman thinks she hasn’t been spied on, she’ll use the coupons.”
Meanwhile, Google shows unique banner ads to every user based on keywords harvested from the user's own searches and emails. Wal-Mart embeds RFID chips in its clothes that could potentially be used to track your path through the store.

Though data mining is still in its infancy, Hazelton is concerned that such constant surveillance could be dangerous if left unchecked. “I don’t think I’m the only one who’s creeped out,” he says. “There’s no legislation in place to tell these stores when they’ve gone too far. They can even monitor your cell phone through an app, as long as you accept the service agreement. Except nobody reads the long legalese service agreements. We need to set boundaries before it is too late. 

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

We Must Invent a New World

In this throwaway world where everything we make has a price tag [for profit] and has inbuilt obsolescence we have learned how to make things people want, but do not really need.



The first aim of building any new world is to provide a firm foundation of providing jobs for people, who are the life blood of any new world. These need to come from sustainable goods and products that enhance peoples live`s and do not destroy the fabric of society and erode our values into the bargain.



By a simple of act of giving someone food ,clothes and a shelter and making sure they cannot be taken away by taxation, governments, bankers or the like, we can have a new world.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost