Thursday, March 12, 2009

Timblog-Mar12

I attended Wired Wednesday last nite ..put on by Redwirenation.com Focus was on businesses with a conscience. Dailychallenge.org, IRecycleComputers.com,Zerofootprint, Ecobee, and my favourite - Fairtradejewellery.com This company acts by the same practises as a coffee manufacturer - seeking out eco-friendly companies that mine, and paying the local inhabitants a "reasonable" wage for their efforts.

Marketing News today -
This makes me laugh. You can't een legally buy beer in Cullman County Alabama, but Daystar churc recently put up billboards with the phrase "Great sex: God's way". The church is maintaining you shouldn't have sex outside of marriage - but the message is still offending the local conservatives. One local evangelis, Roland Belew, said "Talking about sex ain't gonna get nobody to heaven" Nuff said.

BusNews
In 2007 GM and Toyota sold almost the identical number of cars..just over 9 million. Toyota made a healthy profit, GM lost several billion dollars.
GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner took home 15 million in compensation. Toyota's CEO took home 1 million. 15 million dollars.. can't that buy one calculator that works?

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