Saturday, June 11, 2005

nude versus no clothes

Cyclists bare all in oil protest
Protesters on The World Naked Bike Ride cycled past Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, Covent Garden, Oxford Street and the US Embassy on the 10km route.



Riders in 54 cities were protesting at the "destructive effects of car culture" and celebrating "the power and individuality of their bodies".

Rider Melissa Evans, 32, said: "This shows how serious we are in opposing oil dependency.


Meanwhile, "Augustus" Greenspan recently appeared before a group of bankers, and they all pretended to notice, or simply could not discern, that he was naked as a skunk sans fur.


Greenspan: Long-Term Rate Drop a Mystery
"We've never run into anything like this before," Greenspan said at an American Bankers Association conference in Beijing Tuesday. In his remarks, Greenspan dismissed the four leading Wall Street theories of why global long-term interest rates are so low.

"The economic and financial world is changing in ways that we still do not fully comprehend," Greenspan said.

5 Comments:

At 7:55 PM, June 11, 2005, Blogger WHT said...

Darned if this didn't attract the attention of a whole bunch of local and national news media. I wonder why?

 
At 9:23 PM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

I love your blog.

Today I stumbled upon a post in the comments section for a Yahoo news article. It linked to the following site:

http://www.vialls.com/wecontrolamerica/peakoil.html

What's your take on this?

Thanks

 
At 9:47 PM, June 11, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

wht:
Given the recent saturation of the peak oil web-o-sphere, I've got to keep people's attention somehow.

anon:
Thank you for your kind words.

Not interested.

Well, I take that back. One thing I am interested in, from an artistic and aesthetic angle, is how easy it is to judge people I've never met, based on the web fonts, the layouts, and language that they use.

I mean, your average flying saucer site uses yellow and red blinking characters on a black backround, extra large, extra crispy.

And so it it goes, on down the line I'm good at that kind of thing, not just the obvious examples.

Good enough to work for the CIA, though one of the most rotten souls I ever met in the work place was ex-CIA. Pathetic, ran a sad cabal out of the IT department, which might have succeeded in getting myself and a friend fired, if (they) hadn't used company Exchange Server to coordinate.

So (they) got fired instead.

Does that answer your question?
Do you even believe it? I could have made the whole thing up. Whole cloth.

 
At 6:14 AM, June 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the answer. Yeah, I haven't read it or anything, to me it looked like total bullshit.

Have you read this article from the BBC?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4077802.stm

It's about a french government report on "peak oil".

 
At 6:38 AM, June 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.vialls.com/wecontrolamerica/peakoil.html

Mr. Vialls belives every 'oppressive change' is due to a 'power cabal'.

While John D Wreck-a-feller, the various banks, governments and other 'actors' have used power to oppress others, Mr. Vialls takes that as the base premise (oil prices are a function of a cabal) and tries to find any theory that makes a price rise part of a pattern of oppression.

Look into some of Mr. Vialls's other claims. If you believe all of them, such as the use of a nuclear weapon to cause the Tsunami of December and believe his supporting evidence, then by all means - believe him on peak oil. Meanwhile, others will be following the path of calling Mr. Vialla's POV bunk.

 

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