PRODUCTIVITY: feet to shoot

Sunday, August 2, 2009

http://slashdot.org/story/09/07/30/0117222/EMI-Only-Selling-CDs-To-Mega-Chains-From-Now-On?from=rss

EMI Only Selling CDs To Mega-Chains From Now On

from Slashdot by samzenpus

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farrellj writes “According to Zero Paid, record company EMI has been notifying small music stores that they will no longer be able to buy EMI CDs from EMI, and will have to buy product from Mega-Chains like Walmart. Independent Record store customers are some of the most loyal music buyers around. You are not going to find the back catalog, what used to be the staple of the music business, at your local Walmart. One wonders when the Music Business is going to run out of feet to shoot?”

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I like clever formulations.

“… when the Music Business is going to run out of feet to shoot?”

That seems so descriptive of some of my best disasters.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Naked girls plow

Sunday, August 2, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE56M3G020090723

Naked girls plow fields for rain
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:35pm EDT

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PATNA, India (Reuters) – Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Witnesses said the naked girls in Bihar state plowed the fields and chanted ancient hymns after sunset to invoke the gods. They said elderly village women helped the girls drag the plows.

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This struck me as “interesting” on several levels.

(And, no their are no NSFW pics. Like you need a news story to find those on the inet? Please, DMML!)

First, the simple child-like faith that “gods” can be “embarrassed”. If they weren’t embarrassed by our congress critters, then naked girls would be comic relief.

Second, what is there thinking in terms of cause and effect? I suspect some “dirty old man” came up with this idea. If I had the comic skills of Jay Leno, this would be funny.

Third, how about some education and science for these folks? Never mind some clean water and water storage projects. This is a gooferment failure. Guess the national and state governments like the current state of affairs.

Fourth, it’s really good for the USA that so many countries put their women in unproductive situations. It’s like going into a fight with half your brains tied in a sack.

Fifth, how do these women feel? Hard to imagine. Dumb? Like cattle? Unappreciated?

Now these folks should have the freedom to believe whatever they want. But I wonder how they got to this level of thinking.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. It’s our own thinking that kills and enslaves us.

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