"Dying for Tepco" (Asia Times Online)
www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/ME04Dh01.html, posted 2011 by peter in business crapification energy fukushima health japan jpquake msm scam
This article has an idiotic title and, like so many other reports on Fukushima lately, contains a hefty dose of alarmist bullshit, but it also brings up a very valid issue: that of Tepco trying to escape its responsibility and generally pinch pennies by using subcontractors instead of employees, both in its cleanup efforts and in its daily operations.
Job offers come not from TEPCO but from Mizukami Kogyo, a company whose business is construction and cleaning maintenance. The description indicates only that the work is at a nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture. The job is specified as three hours per day at an hourly wage of 10,000 yen (about US$122). There is no information about danger, only the suggestion to ask the employer for further details on food, lodging, transportation and insurance.
Those who answer these offers may have little awareness of the dangers and they are likely to have few other job opportunities.
Fact-Checking The Church Of Scientology: Journalist Lawrence Wright : NPR
www.npr.org/2011/02/08/133561256/the-church-of-scientology-fact-checked, posted 2011 by peter in audio propaganda religion scam
"At the same time, we finally gained access to Hubbard's entire World War II records [through a request to the military archives] and there was no evidence that he had ever been wounded in battle or distinguished himself in any way during the war. We also found another notice of separation which was strikingly different than the one that the church had provided."
Furthermore, says Wright, the notice of separation that the church provided was signed by a man who never existed. And two of the medals that Hubbard supposedly had won weren't commissioned until after Hubbard left active service.
Music Royalty Society Collects Money For Fake Artists, Bathroom Equipment and Food | TorrentFreak
torrentfreak.com/music-royalty-society-collects-money-for-fake-artists-bathroom-equipment-and-food-110308/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Torrentfreak+%28Torrentfreak%29, posted 2011 by peter in copyright dinosaurism humor music satire scam
Making a telephone call to SABAM [the Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers] from a public toilet, a Basta [an investigative and satirical TV show in Belgium] team member looked at the manufacturer of a hand dryer and explained that Kimberly Clark would be performing at an upcoming event. That would cost 134 euros minimum said SABAM.
Next the playlist. What if Kimberly Clark sang songs not covered by SABAM? Titles such as ‘Hot Breeze’, ‘Show Me Your Hands’, ‘I Wanna Blow You Dry’, ‘I’m Not a Singer I Am a Machine’ and the ever-timeless, ‘We Fooled You’, for example.
Five days later the answer came from SABAM. All of the songs were “100% protected” and so Basta must pay 127.07 euros.
How the Cartels Ensure Diamonds Last Forever - Sreevathsa Karanam - Mises Daily
mises.org/daily/4967, posted 2011 by peter in africa business scam
The proposed solution to stem the flow of blood diamonds was the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme. The Process set forth the rules that all diamonds mined and sold must be certified as "conflict free." It set up the World Diamond Council to look after the Certification Process. The WDC consisted of the major diamond-producing companies and gave them regulatory authority through the United Nations. In other words, the WDC is nothing but a cartel in disguise.
Stuxnet: the online front line - 06 October 2010 - New Scientist
www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827815.200-stuxnet-the-online-front-line.html, posted 2010 by peter in business opinion scam security terrorism war windows
IS CYBERWARFARE (a) one of the biggest threats of the 21st century or (b) an elaborate hoax designed to extract money from gullible governments? Stuxnet, the computer worm running rampant in Iran's nuclear facilities, tells us the answer. An analysis
of the worm by computer security company Symantec makes it abundantly clear that a few lines of malicious computer code can trip electricity grids, burn out power-station generators, pollute water supplies and sabotage gas pipelines. That cyberattacks can become real-world attacks is no longer a matter of conjecture.
What's The Harm?
whatstheharm.net/, posted 2010 by peter in conspiracy list religion scam science
This site is designed to make a point about the danger of not thinking critically. Namely that you can easily be injured or killed by neglecting this important skill. We have collected the stories of over 670,000 people who have been injured or killed as a result of someone not thinking critically.
Fake Anti-virus Peddlers Outmaneuvering Legitimate AV â€” Krebs on Security
krebsonsecurity.com/2010/04/fake-anti-virus-peddlers-outmaneuvering-legitimate-av/, posted 2010 by peter in scam security windows
In a report being released today, Google said that between January 2009 and the end of January 2010, its malware detection infrastructure found some 11,000 malicious or hacked Web pages that attempted to foist fake anti-virus on visitors. The search giant discovered that as 2009 wore on, scareware peddlers dramatically increased both the number of unique strains of malware designed to install fake anti-virus as well as the frequency with which they deployed hacked or malicious sites set up to force the software on visitors.
Fake anti-virus attacks use misleading pop-ups and videos to scare users into thinking their computers are infected and offer a free download to scan for malware. [...] Worse still, fake anti-virus programs frequently are bundled with other malware. What’s more, victims end up handing their credit or debit card information over to the people most likely to defraud them.
Now can we agree that "anti-virus" programs are a bad idea?
Key EDS witness bought internet degree - Oddware - Technology - News - iTnews.com.au
www.itnews.com.au/News/165888,key-eds-witness-bought-internet-degree.aspx, posted 2010 by peter in education humor scam
One of the reasons the accusation was upheld was that Joe Galloway made another representation that was proven false by BSkyB's lawyers – that he had a degree from Concordia College in the US Virgin Islands.
Galloway gave detailed evidence on how he took plane journeys between the islands and attended a college there.
But while questioning Galloway in court, Mark Howard QC managed to obtain exactly the same degree as Galloway from Concordia College for his dog "Lulu" with one key difference – the dog got a higher mark.
Both Galloway and the dog received a letter from the vice-chancellor of Concordia College saying:
“Mr Galloway / Lulu demonstrated that he/she is prepared and fully equipped to add valuable apprenticeship to our institution’s activities by means of talented and profoundly investigated subject treatment."
For You, Half Price - New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/nyregion/thecity/27brid.html?_r=1, posted 2010 by peter in history scam toread
But this was not just a rhetorical or a fictional conceit. A turn-of-the-century confidence man named George C. Parker actually sold the Brooklyn Bridge more than once. According to Carl Sifakis, who tells his story in "Hoaxes and Scams: A Compendium of Deceptions, Ruses and Swindles," Parker - who was also adept at selling the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Statue of Liberty and Grant's Tomb - produced impressive forged documents to prove that he was the bridge's owner, then convinced his buyers that they could make a fortune by controlling access to the roadway. "Several times," Mr. Sifakis wrote, "Parker's victims had to be rousted from the bridge by police when they tried to erect toll barriers."
Facebook: Mafia Wars CEO Brags About Scamming Users From Day One
consumerist.com/5400720/mafia-wars-ceo-brags-about-scamming-users-from-day-one, posted 2009 by peter in business privacy scam social video
In games like Mafia Wars, Farmville, YoVille and Vampires Live, you know, some of the major sources of all those garbage announcements cluttering up your Facebook, players compete to complete missions and level up. By leveling up, you can complete more difficult missions and fight off weaker opponents. You can wait for your various energies to regenerate naturally over time, or you can purchase with real money in-game boosts. Or, you can complete various lead generation offers, many of which are of the "answer page after page of questions and opt in and out of receiving various kinds of spam" variety. Some of them install malware and adware that is impossible to remove. And some of them secretly subscribe you to monthly recurring $9.99 credit card charges.
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