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The Mood at Davos

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theblindferret
03-26-2004
04:30 PM ET (US)
Israel has NO right to exist
Because it is the only country in the Middle East that…

· Offers universal health care and workers rights
· Protects the rights of Homosexuals (Many Arab homosexuals flee to Israel, because they are being killed in their own countries for being gay).
· Grants women and men equal rights (Many Arab women who are raped flee to Israel to escape honor killings).
· Is ethnically and culturally diverse
· Respects and encourages its citizens’ freedom of religion, freedom of the press and free speech
· Provides homes for 600,000 refugees expelled from Arab countries
· Entered the 21st century with a net gain in number of trees
· Is the only place that helped Africans by making them free people instead of slaves
· Builds Palestinian schools, universities and hospitals
· Has no oil

Isn’t it obvious?
Who’s fucked with our thinking to the point that we’ve forgotten what we stand for?

If you have any questions, comments or if you really give a shit about social justice, write to theblindferret@yahoo.com
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count7
03-11-2004
11:37 AM ET (US)
Holy Crap!! This REALLY WORKS! I SWEAR ON MY MOTHERS GRAVE!!! ( I ADDED THIS MYSELF THIS IS MY SECOND TIME!!!) THE FOLLOWING IS THE ORIGINAL MESSAGE THAT I READ 6 MONTHS AGO...(EARNINGS TO DATE: ABOUT 56K):
:IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL THOSE PARTAKING IN THE 5 OR SIX DOLLAR LETTER! IF YOUR INVOLVED IN EITHER ONE OF THESE PYRAMIDS...STOP! ITS NOT THAT THE PROGRAM DOESNT WORK. RATHER THAT IT IS OVER SATURATED..AND TOO WIDE SPREAD.. THE FACTS ARE THAT IF YOU ARE GETTING INVOLVED IN THESE BOARDS NOW...YOU WILL NOT SEE 20000 DOLLARS. WELL ITS NOT THAT TWENTY THOUSAND IS IMPOSSIBLE BUT YOU WILL NOT ACHIEVE IT BY POSTING TO 200 MESSAGE BOARDS. IN FACT...YOUR LETTER IS A DIME A DOZEN NEXT TO THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS ALL OVER THE MESSAGE BOARDS AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO POST TO LIKE 2000 OR MORE BOARDS TO SEE ANY SORT OF RETURN AND THAT IS STILL A GUESS AND A GAMBLE. BUT THE PROGRAM DID WORK....DID...BACK WHEN IT STARTED...BUT ITS SUCCESS WAS BASED ON TWO FACTORS THAT NO LONGER EXIST. THE FIRST WAS THE FIVE DOLLAR PROMOTION RUNNING WITH PAYPAL.. FOR THOSE DOING THE SIX DOLLAR LETTER...LETS BRING YOU UP TO SPEED. THE PAY PAL 5 DOLLAR LETTER IS THE IDEA OF THE 6 DOLLAR LETTER WITHOUT THE POSTAL STAMPS...WITHOUT THE DRIVE TO THE BLUE MAIL BOX...WITHOUT THE CHAFFED TONGUE FROM LICKING ENVELOPES...AND BEST OF ALL WITHOUT THE WAIT. THE PAYPAL LETTER SHOWED A RETURN IN HOURS AND DAYS INSTEAD OF DAYS AND WEEKS. NOW THAT YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH TIME YOU WASTED WITH THOSE STAMPS... FINISH READING BEFORE YOU JUMP ON THE PAYPAL BANDWAGON BECAUSE THATS DEAD TOO. HERES THE NEW ONE...IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE TWENTY THOUSAND IN TWO WEEKS.. HERE IT IS.....AND BEST OF ALL...THIS TIME ITS FREE....THATS RIGHT....FREE.... TO GOOD TO BE TRUE.....WELL YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT THINK THAT BECAUSE IF YOU DID YOU WOULDNT HAVE BELIEVE THAT YOU COULD GET TWENTY THOUSAND FROM FIVE OR SIX DOLLARS EITHER...IT JUST THE SAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN ZERO...SAME DIFFERENCE. BESIDES THE SAYING GOES..ANYTHING THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE PROBABLY IS... PROBABLY IS THERE FOR THOSE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITIES THAT COME AROUND...AND THEY DO COME AROUND OR ELSE IT WOULD BE ANYTHING THAT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IS!!!! BUT IF YOU THINK THIS IS BS ... BY ALL MEANS...DONT READ THE REST OF THIS...NO SKIN OFF MY BACK. MY BANK STATEMENT IS ENOUGH PROOF FOR ME ... BESIDES THIS TIME THERES NO INVESTMENT ...ONLY A BIT OF TIME...ITS FREE...AND IF YOU HAVE DONE THE PAYPAL THING...FORGET THE WHOLE ADDING A CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT...VERIFYING IT...WAITING....BLAH BLAH BLAH THIS IS INSTANT GRATIFICATION. GETTING INVOLVED WITH PAYPAL NOW IS LIKE INVESTING IN MICROSOFT NOW...SURE YOUR STOCKS GO UP BUT LETS BE HONEST...NO STRETCHED LIMOS AND CAVIAR.... TAKE A MOMENT AND TRY WEBIK THE NEW PAYPAL. LIKE INVESTING IN MICROSOFT BEFORE ITS BOOM....AND FOR NOTHING. SO NO MORE EXPLAINING...MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION...ITS YOUR WALLET! SO YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A BIT OF A CRUNCH. NEED MONEY AND FAST BUT WITH ALL THE BS ON THE INTERNET....YOU CANT SEEM TO WEED YOURSELF THROUGH ALL THE GARBAGE TO FIND SOME REAL GREEN PAPER. WELL WEED NO MORE..IN FACT YOU BETTER KISS YOU LUCKY DUCK DUCK GOOSE...BECAUSE TODAY...IS THE LUCKIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. I AM ABOUT TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY THAT COMES AROUND ONCE IN A LIFE TIME. TODAY IS THE 24 OF FEBRUARY 2004 AND THIS THING IS BRAND NEW AND GROUND FLOOR AS IT GETS.. BASICALLY I JUST TOOK SOMETHING THAT HAS ALREADY SHOWN HUGE SUCCESS AND REMOVE THE ONLY FLAW...OKAY...STRAIT TO THE POINT...SINCE I KNOW IT WORKS...I SPARE ANY ATTEMPT OF PERSUASION FOR IT WILL REMAIN UNNECCESARY HERE. IN FACT IF AT ANY POINT YOU DONT WANT TO TRY THIS...DONT...BY ALL MEANS DONT...BELIEVE ME NO ONE WILL MISS YOU...ONE LESS PERSON TO JUMP ON THIS AT THE START MEANS THE LONGER IT WILL GO WHICH MEANS MORE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN ANYWAY. SO FOLLOW THE STEPS...GET THE CASH...OR DONT...NO CRITICS PLEASE...I DONT EVEN HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COUNT THE MONEY I HAVE ALREADY MADE LET ALONE LISTEN TO YOU CRITIC ANYTHING...SO ...NOW THAT THATS CLEAR....IF YOUR STILL IN NEED OF GUARANTEED CASH IN 24 HOURS ALL YOU GOT TO LOSE IS A COUPLE HOURS OF WASTED TIME. BUT BELIEVE ME.. EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE... SO YOU KNOW THE 5 TO 20000 DOLLAR LETTER. THE ONE YOU SEE ON EVERY BOARD AROUND THE NET. WELL HERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO HAVE EQUAL OR GREATER SUCCESS....IN LESS TIME...WITH NO INVESTMENT...NO COMPLICATION AND NO CONFUSION. THIS IS COMPLETELY FREE TO YOU SO YOUD BE A FOOL TO NOT AT LEAST GIVE IT A SHOT. 1.GET AN EMAIL ACCOUNT....I ASSUME YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE... 2.GO TO http://www.webik.com/?r=148 3.SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT. ITS TOTALLY FREE AND THEY WILL FUND YOU FIVE DOLLARS INSTANT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT JUST FOR SIGNING UP. 4.TAKE THAT 5 DOLLARS AND USE IT AS FOLLOWS. CLICK ON THE SEND MONEY TAB. 5.ENTER or copy and past THE EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE NUMBER ONE POSITION.
1. sardhan004@yahoo.co.in
2. count7772002@yahoo.co.in
3.sexyjuney25@hotmail.com (without the space)
SEND THE 5 DOLLARS TO THE FIRST NAME WITH AN ATTACHED NOTE OR SEPARATE EMAIL SAYING ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST. THEN SEND AN EMAIL TO THE NUMBER TWO POSITION SAYING UR NO 1ON MY POST. THIS SECTION IS IMPORTANT SINCE THIS IS WHAT MAKES THIS LEGAL. 6.HIGHLIGHT THIS WHOLE LETTER BY CLICKING AND HOLDING THE LEFT BUTTON ON YOUR MOUSEPAD AND DRAGGING DOWN, CLICK EDIT AND SELECT COPY, OPEN UP NOTEPAD OR WORD PROCESSOR FILE, CLICK EDIT AND SELECT PASTE, BE SURE TO SAVE AS A TEXT FILE. TAKE THE #3 NAME OFF AND PUT YOUR WEBIK EMAIL INTO THE #3POSITION. NO 2 BECOMES NO1,NO 3 BECOMES NO 2 .U GET IT. 7.LOG ON TO GOOGLE OR ASK.COM AND TYPE IN MONEY MAKING MESSAGE BOARD OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNINTY BBC,CNN,TEEN,COMICSETC. POST THE NEW COPY OF THE LETTER WITH YOUR NAME IN THE 3 SPOT TO AT LEAST 200 BOARDS. YOU NEED 200 FOR THIS THING TO WORK. 8. SIT BACK AND WASTE A COUPLE HOURS 9. LOG INTO YOUR WEBIK ACCOUNT AND ....LIKE I SAID....THE LUCKIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE... ENJOY! INTERNET IS MARKET FIND THE BOARD WITH MOST REPLIES.http://www.webik.com/?r=148
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jonlPerson was signed in when posted
02-25-2003
06:11 PM ET (US)
The Laurie Garrett message generated this metafilter thread.
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Joe RodgersPerson was signed in when posted
02-21-2003
02:53 PM ET (US)

I hope I got the quotes right...

"This sweet little chalet village was during the WEF packed with about 3000 delegates and press, some 1000 Swiss police, another 400 Swiss soldiers, numerous tanks and armored personnel carriers, gigantic rolls of coiled barbed wire that gracefully cascaded down snow- covered hillsides, missile launchers and assorted other tools of the national security trade.

((I kinda suspected this email was a fraud and forgery, until I read the paragraph above. Because, yep, that's just how the rich have to live, these days.))

And you know this... how?

I suspect that if the home security of rich people were 'tested' all at once, it would be like a run on the banks, and there wouldn't be enough focus to go around. If their weapons of small destruction are too prominant, then that just give rabble-rousers a better shot at spoofng their systems.

"Antiglobalization folks didn't stand a chance.

I love how you can tell where someone's coming from by their interpretation of "anti-"ness. On Feb 15, we couldn't have just been "pro-sanity", we had to be "anti-war". In '99 we couldn't be "pro-fair trade", we had to be "anti-progress" (can't be for globalization and fair trade at the same time, that would cause some sort of meltdown, I imagine.)
 
Nor did Al Qaeda. After all, if someone managed to take out Davos during WEF week the world would basically lose a fair chunk of its ruling and governing class POOF, just like that. So security was the name of the game. Metal detectors, X-ray machines, shivering soldiers standing in blizzards, etc."

((I've always figured that the summiteers and the protesting summit-hoppers would come to an understanding eventually. After all, the protesters are the only group who take Davos, WTO, etc with total seriousness.
Who says that people who protest, take the excuse seriously?
Myself, I treat it like window-shopping, to see and be seen, get a sense of the crowd, and give my paranoid self a chance to whiff out the police deployment playbook. It's a lot cheaper than burning man, though harder to explain to the parents...


 The tipping-point is gonna come when these Seattle '99 street canaille stop waving their anarchist black flags, and start waving light-blue UN flags, because they are all commercially underwritten by billionaire BINGOs (Big International Non-Governmental Organizations). And ladies and gentlemen, we have never been closer to that rapprochement. After 2/15, you can smell it in the wind. People, the war hasn't even started yet.)))
The tipping point is going to be when we're not carrying flags at all, but more specialized tools of the trade. You won't read about it in the newspapers, either, though you might in the history books. (avoid the reader's digest cndndsd version.)

It's run by about 5,000 bickering, sometimes charming, usually arrogant, mostly male people who are accustomed to living in either phenomenal wealth, or great personal power. A few have both. Many of them turn out to be remarkably naive – especially about science and technology. All of them are financially wise, though their ranks have thinned due to unwise tech-stock investing.

 If it's really that few, then a Dream Park scenario seems like the ideal way to go.

(((The ultra-rich: an endangered species.)))Like the Dodo, I doubt they'll be missed that much.

"They pay close heed to politics, though most would be happy if the global political system behaved far more rationally – better for the bottom line. They work very hard, attending sessions from dawn to nearly midnight, but expect the standards of intelligence and analysis to be the best available in the entire world. They are impatient. They have a hard time reconciling long term issues (global warming, AIDS pandemic, resource scarcity) with their daily bottomline foci. They are comfortable working across languages, cultures and gender, though white caucasian males still outnumber all other categories. They adore hi-tech gadgets and are glued to their cell phones.

"Welcome to Earth: meet the leaders."


 Heinlein had a saying about it being easier to raise one's appearant social class, then to convincingly lower it. If true, then the narrative of these humans should be significantly easier to subsume than the narrative of more average folks.

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