Electronic Snoops Who Watch Everything

By Catherine J. Frompovich One of the more prevalent minor ‘crimes’ or pranks that occurred when I was a very young girl was someone peeking…

Failure to Plan Increases Risk of Reputation Damage in High-Profile Lawsuits–Guest Post

(I don’t often invite guest posts from promotional releases, but I did request this from Greentarget as their research into the 20/20 hindsight of litigation-related crisis communication was very interesting. In litigation, lawyers often take the lead in directing communications. Some are very good at it. But most, if not all, do prioritize the risks in the court of law higher than the risks in the court of public opinion. That can lead to very damaging results. What it does lead to almost always is a more conservative approach to managing communications than is best for the company. That, it seems to me, is what this research points to….

How much damage can a reputation crisis do? Ask Chipotle

Lots of discussion about how much harm a reputation crisis can cause, long and short term. I’ve written on this quite a bit in the past using a study out of UK which showed that the longer term recovery of the share price was directly related to the perception of the character of the leader or leaders as demonstrated by actions they took. That is one of the most important things folks in crisis management need to know. Chipotle is hurting. The gizmodo story makes it painfully clear just how much the e.coli and other food related illnesses have cost them. I give Chipotle executives mixed marks on the response as much as I have seen. I think they did a lot …

Imperialism in the 21st Century, Part 2

An Interview with Jayati Ghosh This is Part 2 of a three-part interview with economist Jayati Ghosh, conducted by Lynn Fries of the Real News Network. (Part 1 is available here.) Ghosh discusses the shape of imperialism in the 21st century, touching on themes also developed in her article “Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy” (previously published by Triple Crisis: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). —Eds. Originally published by the Real News Network. Full text below the jump. Lynn Fries: This is The Real News. I’m Lynn Fries in Geneva. And this is Part 2 of a conversation on Imperialism in the 21st Century with our guest, Jayati…

Hamburg Summit

The end of the G20’s days as a “premier forum for international economic cooperation”? Jesse Griffiths Jesse Griffiths is Director of the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad). The strangest aspect of the G20 communiqué, and the part that has dominated media coverage, is the section on the Paris climate agreement.  The strangeness arises not because of the topic—the G20 has always played second fiddle to the UN on climate issues—but because, for the first time, a whole paragraph is devoted solely to one member, the USA, explaining why it doesn’t agree with the others, followed by a paragraph by the others explaining why they will go ahead without the USA anyway, including through agreeing a “G19” action plan on energy and …

Kid Rock Is Running For Senate – And Maybe You Should Run For Public Office Too

Would Kid Rock make a good U.S. senator?  When asked if a website promoting his potential run was real, he responded by tweeting that the answer is “an absolute YES”.  Of course no official announcement has been made yet, but Kid Rock says one may be coming very soon.  Many Republicans have been urging him to run against incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow, and it looks like this may actually happen.  Thanks to Donald Trump’s election victory last November, a lot of celebrities are starting to realize that they might be able to be successful in politics too.  Even now, there are rumors that Mark Zuckerberg, The Rock, Katy Perry and Oprah…

3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America

Whenever you let federal bureaucrats get their hands on anything they are probably going to ruin it.  During the Obama administration, the Department of Education spearheaded a transformation of American education that was absolutely breathtaking.  Over a period of about five years, Common Core standards were implemented in almost every state in the entire nation.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in a huge step backward for public education in this country.  Common Core has been called “state-sponsored child abuse”, and it is a big reason why U.S. students are scoring so poorly on standardized tests compared to much of the rest of the world. According to Wikipedia, at one point 46 states had adopted Common Core, but now some states are…

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To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

10 to 15 years

Warning: Bad Headline.NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It’s Not Looking Good for Us Policy MicA soon-to-be published research paper, ‘Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies’ by University of Maryland researchers Safa Motesharrei and Eugenia Kalnay, and University of Minnesota’s Jorge Rivas, was not solicited, directed or reviewed by NASA. It is an independent study by the university researchers utilizing research tools developed for a separate NASA activity.Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow when these factors converge…

The Recession has Restarted

Whether or not there is an outright global recession in 2016, it’s definitely starting to look a lot like not Christmas around the world. After a period of inactivity, more and more people began posting and commenting over in the_recession, so we’ve formally restarted the group. I know a lot of members here who were active and we are a sister community. Please feel free to come on by and discuss the recession or global recession 2016 with us, as well.

AFRICAN GUITAR vol. 1

Made a trip to Oakland’s Contact Records a couple of weeks back while the wife was getting her eyebrows done. Tiny ass shop near MacArthur BART, but absolutely fukkn rammed with gems. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount (and quality) of punk bangers in a store whose focus is concentrated a little deeper and a little further back. I snagged a few slabs, was introduced to Catherine Ribeiro (thank you), and impulsively grabbed two cassette volumes of African guitar music on my way to the register. It was a good trip. The two tapes are a booted version of Mississippi’s brilliant but prohibitively expensive 5…

Top Silicon Valley Exec Developing Telepathic Mind Control Technology

By Aaron Kesel A former Googlex exec Mary Lou Jepsen wants to bring telepathy to your list of technological needs, accomplishing this feat through a…

Could Trump’s Media Trolling Spark Laws To “Protect Journalists”?

By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani explains the potential danger wrapped up in the whole “fake news” narrative that appears to be intensifying…

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL PRESENTS: "Punk From The Middle East And Asia"

Last year Maximum Rocknroll had a fundraiser of sorts for their record archive. It passed a “collection” many years ago, and has evolved into one of the most comprehensive archives of punk vinyl in the world, well over 50,000 records (and growing). The funds were raised to help create a database (that will include original reviews, and will be free and searchable) and curate the existing archive – it was (is) a shitload of work, and shitloads ain’t free, you know? Various incentives were offered to encourage donations, including mix tapes….giver’s choice. Some enterprising (and brilliant) fukkr asked for the following tape: “one …

How much damage can a reputation crisis do? Ask Chipotle

Lots of discussion about how much harm a reputation crisis can cause, long and short term. I’ve written on this quite a bit in the past using a study out of UK which showed that the longer term recovery of the share price was directly related to the perception of the character of the leader or leaders as demonstrated by actions they took. That is one of the most important things folks in crisis management need to know. Chipotle is hurting. The gizmodo story makes it painfully clear just how much the e.coli and other food related illnesses have cost them. I give Chipotle executives mixed marks on the response as much …

Failure to Plan Increases Risk of Reputation Damage in High-Profile Lawsuits–Guest Post

(I don’t often invite guest posts from promotional releases, but I did request this from Greentarget as their research into the 20/20 hindsight of litigation-related crisis communication was very interesting. In litigation, lawyers often take the lead in directing communications. Some are very good at it. But most, if not all, do prioritize the risks in the court of law higher than the risks in the court of public opinion. That can lead to very damaging results. What it does lead to almost always is a more conservative approach to managing communications than is best for the company. That, it seems to me, is what this…

Imperialism in the 21st Century

An Interview with Jayati Ghosh This is Part 1 of a three-part interview with economist Jayati Ghosh, conducted by Lynn Fries of the Real News Network. Ghosh discusses the shape of imperialism in the 21st century, touching on themes also developed in her article “Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy” (previously published by Triple Crisis: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). —Eds. Originally published by the Real News Network. Full text below the jump. Lynn Fries: This is the Real News Network, I’m Lynn Fries in Geneva. At the heart of capitalism in the 21st century, the dynamics of …

1997 Asian Crisis Lessons Lost

Jomo Kwame Sundaram After months of withstanding speculative attacks on its national currency, the Thai central bank let it “float” on 2 July 1997, allowing its exchange rate to drop suddenly. Soon, currencies and stock markets throughout the region came under pressure as easily reversible short-term capital inflows took flight in herd-like fashion. By mid-July 1997, the currencies of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines had also fallen precipitously after being floated, with stock market price indices following suit. Most other economies in East Asia were also under considerable pressure. In November 1997, despite South Korea’s more industrialized economy, its currency also collapsed following withdrawal of official support. Devaluation pressures also mounted due to…

This Is Our Second American Revolution

Nearly six years ago, my wife Meranda and I moved up to north Idaho in search of a better life.  We believed that it would be a place where we could work hard, raise a family and pursue our dreams without constantly having to deal with the long arm of big government interfering in our lives.  But of course big government is everywhere, and we have come to realize that if we do not stand up and fight for our way of life, someday it will be gone completely. Today, the liberal elite dominate almost every aspect of our society.  Their enormous media …

14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken.  We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least.  Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening.  Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor.  Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were…

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

The Recession has Restarted

Whether or not there is an outright global recession in 2016, it’s definitely starting to look a lot like not Christmas around the world. After a period of inactivity, more and more people began posting and commenting over in the_recession, so we’ve formally restarted the group. I know a lot of members here who were active and we are a sister community. Please feel free to come on by and discuss the recession or global recession 2016 with us, as well.

10 to 15 years

Warning: Bad Headline.NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It’s Not Looking Good for Us Policy MicA soon-to-be published research paper, ‘Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies’ by University of Maryland researchers Safa Motesharrei and Eugenia Kalnay, and University of Minnesota’s Jorge Rivas, was not solicited, directed or reviewed by NASA. It is an independent study by the university researchers utilizing research tools developed for a separate NASA activity.Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow when these factors converge…

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL PRESENTS: "Punk From The Middle East And Asia"

Last year Maximum Rocknroll had a fundraiser of sorts for their record archive. It passed a “collection” many years ago, and has evolved into one of the most comprehensive archives of punk vinyl in the world, well over 50,000 records (and growing). The funds were raised to help create a database (that will include original reviews, and will be free and searchable) and curate the existing archive – it was (is) a shitload of work, and shitloads ain’t free, you know? Various incentives were offered to encourage donations, including mix tapes….giver’s choice. Some enterprising (and brilliant) fukkr asked for the following tape: “one side Asia (non-Japan), one side Middle East.” Well played, punk rocker. Archive coordinator Shivaun…

AFRICAN GUITAR vol. 1

Made a trip to Oakland’s Contact Records a couple of weeks back while the wife was getting her eyebrows done. Tiny ass shop near MacArthur BART, but absolutely fukkn rammed with gems. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount (and quality) of punk bangers in a store whose focus is concentrated a little deeper and a little further back. I snagged a few slabs, was introduced to Catherine Ribeiro (thank you), and impulsively grabbed two cassette volumes of African guitar music on my way to the register. It was a good trip. The two tapes are a booted version of Mississippi’s brilliant but prohibitively expensive 5xLP box set and the title pretty much sums it up. Artists from Kenya, Sierra Leon, Congo, …

Mystery Behind QuestionAnswr: Internet Riddle To Be Answered July 4th?

By Aaron Kesel I have a secret, can you keep it? A cryptic riddle has been put out by Anonymous hacktivists indicating that a big…

How much damage can a reputation crisis do? Ask Chipotle

Lots of discussion about how much harm a reputation crisis can cause, long and short term. I’ve written on this quite a bit in the past using a study out of UK which showed that the longer term recovery of the share price was directly related to the perception of the character of the leader or leaders as demonstrated by actions they took. That is one of the most important things folks in crisis management need to know. Chipotle is hurting. The gizmodo story makes it painfully clear just how much the e.coli and other food related illnesses have cost them. I give Chipotle executives mixed marks on the response as much…

What They’re Not Telling You About Marijuana Legalization In Nevada

By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani examines the marijuana law in Nevada to see what’s really in it. No, you’re not free to…