Agriculture and its ills

Last Tuesday (Oct 7th) my colleague Howard McCoy published an article about environmental issues and agriculture on Qoobix, a project we are debugging and of which we’ve been discussing for so long now, and that it is possible with thanks to the courtesy of Planters’ Guild which has provided a lot of precious material about farming processes, agronomy and studies. Continue reading

Bitcoño, The New Kid on the Block

Bitcoño was conceived in the muddy waters of the flowing river where numbers, strings, routines and rules get together to swim upstream, gaining the worth of algorithms, a species that lives and thrives at the top.
Unlike its paper siblings, it had been born without mass, and this made it think that it was like a photon, allowed to reach the highest speed, to roam free, and to go wherever it liked.
It had been a lively newborn indeed, which, as soon as it had gained trust of the world around, had begun to jump up and up and up, actually reaching high heights, and enjoying its lightness and nimbleness. Continue reading

Scottish Loot

The Scots (55% to 45%) decided that the loot won’t be a whole apanage (the right to receive a benefit, e.g. money or other provision, granted by the government) for Scotland, but it will keep being paid out, according to what is already established with the Crown, or the United Kingdom if you prefer.
Well, as I said many times to my Scottish friends, the problem is not to gain independence from a government, but independence from the government. What’s the use of replacing a master with another one? Continue reading

Holy Fat Cow

There was so much turmoil around the Kingdom of Cows. For too long, all of the cows were too lean, and milk was badly lacking.
Milk shortage was such a disastrous misfortune and a dramatic disgrace, as milk was the foundation and the bond that kept the Kingdom united.
The well offs, those who got plenty of milk, were always looking for new and more advanced solutions for milking the cows all the time. Continue reading

Why we have economic crises, aside from all the baloney we are fed

In the capitalist system, which is the system that rules over the entire world, no country is excluded, each economic crisis is a crisis of Capital. Crises are congenital to the process of accumulation. Each crisis is a crisis of the process of valorization of capital, which can also be said that crises are when those who make profits upon paying a salary are not able to draw enough profit in comparison with the money they invest. This happens even though salaries are meager. All crises are thus ingrained into the same laws that regulate the system of capitalist accumulation. Continue reading

Tester I’ll have in pouch when thou shalt lack

I have disturbed the Bard to title this post, I’m sorry Bill, but it looked fitting to me. Here they go some who are actually making merry, although not the Merry Wives of Windsor.
Panic keeps spreading across many businesses in Europe from the Russian veto, their wheeling and dealing is getting screwed, and so they are cadging and pushing politics, “Hey, we’d better do something before it’s too late”, and yet, it is too late, or not? Continue reading

Duhbour Akew, a very intricate story

Parental Advisory. Explicit content, unsuitable for neo-stance children!!

Is this the story of Johnny Rotten?

Oh, hell, no, of course not! That was Neil Young, we were enjoying some good old songs, and that was just Neil Percival Kenneth Robert Ragland Young, or Don Grungio if you prefer, singing one of his hits, “Hey Hey My My”, strumming with his Gibson Les Paul “Old Black” guitar.

No, this is the story of Al Duhbour Akew, a very intricate and controversial story, starting from his own name. Continue reading

An actual voice from the Ukraine

Among the many myths with which the ruling classes brainwash the dominated, there is one that won’t die, that of the wars of liberation. There are no liberation wars, all wars are made to hoard wealth and expand hegemony in order to control resources, territories, and people, and thus ensure profits for business. All of our societies are built upon the legal robbery of social wealth produced by the workers, as a consequence, the only liberation I see is the emancipation of all Mankind by means of the world proletarian revolution. All the other bourgeois wars, although embellished with long words and high principles, are not my fights. I don’t take part in the settling of scores between brigands, even when those wars are called peace keeping operations, whether with or without the blessing by the United Nations, whose intentions are different from a bunch of criminals only because they are legally ratified. And what the bourgeois law is if not legalization of piracy? Continue reading

The Flyer

I am sitting in my armchair, sipping a frappe I made myself through a yellow straw. Meantime, I am cruising through the world wide web with my tablet, and boy, I feel like a tycoon, except for having worked 10 hours at the factory, living in a 430 square foot hovel with rickety furniture, my fridge almost empty, two cigarettes left, a heap of bills to pay, suffering from cold in the winter and gasping for air in the summer, and, no need to say, not enough money for going on vacation. Yet, all in all, how could I afford to spend some time on vacations, those taskmasters are always there to remind one that business and the lives of the laborers run over parallel lines, odds are they will never meet. You can hear them say, «Come, on, come on, output at the factory is increasing! Thanks to y’all!! We have always said that you the workers are our most precious capital» Continue reading