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My review of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Well when I was much younger, they did a remake in 1988 Peter Graves was still Jim Phelps, but the rest of the cast was all new. I loved this show it only lasted 2 seasons but lets just say I was obsessed. When Tom Cruise made the first film in 1996 I was so excited and I loved it. Ethan Hunt follows the theme of the original series beautifully and I love him.

I was excited for Rogue Nation, and I was not disappointed the humor blended well with the extreme action. I love all the awesome tech, can’t have an impossible mission without it. This was the best one so far. I really do recommend it especially if you like action.

Detroit: Financial Dictatorship from Detroit to Puerto Rico

A Forum on Global Austerity

Sunday, August 30 - 5:00pm

5920 2nd Ave., Detroit, Michigan

The capitalist class is in a state of total war against the working people of the world, using any means at their disposal. Back breaking austerity that was once only utilized against oppressed nations has found its way into every penetrable part of the globe. Pensions are cut, water is shut off and made unaffordable, homes are foreclosed, wages are dropped, jobs are lost, social programs are wiped out; once lively centers of industry have become wastelands.

We are welcoming an open discussion addressing this crisis with speakers on Greece, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, the IMF/World Bank, and of course Detroit.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Sponsored by Detroit FIST - Fight Imperialism, Stand Together

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Aki bricolage inicia la contratación de 36 trabajadores en Ponferrada. Ofertas de empleo.

Aki bricolage inicia la contratación de 36 trabajadores en Ponferrada. Ofertas de empleo.

Según las últimas noricias Akí Bricolaje abrirá tiendas en el centro de las ciudades antes de verano, pero antes,  la cadena de bricolaje creará 36 puestos de trabajo en su nueva tienda de Ponferrada y acaba de comenzar la contratación de los responsables de secciones a la que continuará durante las próximas semanas con la selección de los trabajadores de tienda, cajeros y vendedores,

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Effective Altruism Is Good - Changing the System Is Better

The following article was written by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International, and first published at The Huffington Post on August 5, 2015.

People deserve to earn a fair income for their labour so they don’t have to rely on charity. Americo Cordoba, worker at Finca Altamira banana plantation © Rogier Fokke.

Effective altruism, the smarter way to do charity, is trending. The essence, as argued in William MacAskill’s new book Doing Good Better, is to put your money where it will have the greatest impact in terms of lives saved or significantly improved.

So far, so good. The causes that the effective altruism movement champions are among the least sexy, most often overlooked, but most crippling to the world’s poorest people: malaria reduction, de-worming, iodine deficiency. This approach places human lives equal in value and has us consider carefully how we can make the greatest difference, regardless of whether the recipients are in our own neighbourhood or a slum on the other side of the world. Take as much care, urges MacAskill, in donating your money as you would in buying a computer. Sound advice.

What is more, MacAskill urges young people to think of innovative ways to make a difference to the world, including through social entrepreneurism. But then he takes the argument one step too far: Why work for a charity trying to change the way the world works when you could be an investment banker and donate more cash?

The critical problem with this approach is that it is strangely naive and blind to political economy. It does nothing to address the underlying structures of power that keep the poor poor and the rich rich. This will leave us forever in a world where the privileged few earn copious amounts of money and then choose how they want spend it, even if to benefit the needy - who are left relying on the goodwill of others forever. This is a charitable version of Peter Mandelson’s famous phrase that he was “intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich - as long as they pay their taxes.”

But in all my travels, in all my conversations with hundreds of farmers from all over the world, I have yet to meet one who would favour this approach. The opposite. As Rosa Guamán, inspiring leader of the indigenous women’s cooperative Jambi Kiwa in Ecuador, said forcibly: “We don’t want charity, we want dignity.”

Farmers and workers want to earn a fair price for their labour. Just as much as your investment bankers, they want to make their own decisions about how they will invest in their farms and families, cooperatives and communities according to their greatest needs and priorities.

“Pay us a fair price for our coffee, and we will make poverty history for ourselves,” Raymond Kimaro of Kilamanjaro Native Co-operative Union famously told the G8 delegation in 2005.

What is more, research is piling ever higher to show the negative consequences of being relaxed about uncontrolled wealth creation - because it is creating a world so imbalanced that it is simply unsustainable. It is not just Oxfam and the Pope, but also the likes of World Bank, OECD, World Economic Forum and IMF who are now coming out against income inequality.

According to a ground-breaking report the IMF released in June, not only does “trickle-down economics” not work, but extreme income inequality actually slows economic growth. It leads to under-investment in education, health and infrastructure - all of which boost productivity and benefit the poor. And the larger the income gap the less social mobility there is, so the poor stay poor and the wealthy keep their wealth, thank you very much.

You only have to listen to HSBC wondering aloud in the UK press about whether they will stay in London given all the taxes, to feel their power over government. Or to look at London housing prices to see what happens when some people have so much wealth that they drive prices out of reach for most people.

MacAskill says that trade unions may not like it but sweatshops are good for jobs. This again ignores economics in practice. Sweatshops are not a stepping off point for people to work their way into the middle class. They keep people trapped in a cycle of poverty. Therefore trade unions, and human rights organisations, a growing number of economists, and Fairtrade International, believe that workers and economies do indeed need jobs - but they need better jobs, with proper health and safety, paying proper wages. Which is perfectly possible because we can all afford to pay a little more for our clothes.

Then workers would not need charity, they could simply earn a proper wage. And then you can create a more balanced society because people would have their own earning power, all of which they would spend in their local economy thus generating more jobs and more growth.

So let’s all keep donating, and donating more wisely in ways that will bring the greatest good to the most people. But let’s not stop there. Let’s all keep thinking of how to challenge the systems of power that keep marginalised people from receiving their due. Let’s listen to and work alongside them, rather than ‘for’ them. Let’s get active working for a cause that can help bring lasting transformation in society. And let’s keep reaching for Fairtrade!

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Noviembre 2012- Aprender de la experiencia

Reconocidos empresarios de Málaga comparten su experiencia, a pesar del día tan lluvioso que hacía allí fuimos. Un encuentro muy interesante del que aprendimos las siguientes experiencias y consejos: 

- José Berros de Bioclinic: apostamos por la base del conocimiento, evolución, adaptación y búsqueda del conocimiento y de la especialización. Ante la actual situación de internacionalización de mercados reconoce que supieron anticiparse a los cambios ya que estaban acostumbrados a nadar sólo en una piscina y tuvieron que aprender a navegar en el océano. Nos dejó los siguientes consejos: para manternerse sólo vale trabajo y esfuerzo constante. Dar valor a la empresa es vital.

- Sergio Cuberos de supermecados Maskón: su éxito se basa en la atención al cliente y personalización. De su experiencia nos transmite que hay que estar al tanto de los hábitos de consumo para dar al cliente lo que quiere comprar. Los consumidores nos hemos vuelto más selectivos y exigentes y eso nos exige ser más flexibles y vivos, analizar el mercado constantemente y buscar nuevas oportunidades.

- Manuel Álvarez de Ingenia: es una empresa dedicada a ofrecer servicios en el campo de las Tecnologías de la Información, Comunicaciones e Internet. Tras 20 años de experiencia en el sector nos transmiten que la sociedad nos impone un cambio, las reglas están cambiando y nosotros también debemos cambiar.

Gracias a todos.