(*Above: Tony Blair, currently busy bringing peace to the Middle East)
I’m in a quandry. After nearly suffering a debilitating Anger Stroke over the suggestion that Tony Blair should be EU President, I’m now finding myself wildly swaying between two points of view; he should absolutely NOT be, and, actually he should…
Here, arguing the brilliantly mishcievous case for ensuring the fucker DOES get the job is George Monbiot, whilst on the other hand with the more traditional and generally popular view that he he should basically just go burn in hell – though far better expressed – is Mark Steel.
Which to choose, which to choose… Oh – hang on. We don’t choose. There’s no bloody vote is there.
Pic; original source unknown.
Or at least there’s been tumbleweed on here… my bad.
Been stupidly busy trying to have the day job – coming to an end – and also to make inroads in setting up the new business and spending nights and weekends working on its first projects.
As a result I’m 1) failing to post here anywhere near enough, 2) failing to post on my favourite forums and 3) utterly and completely shagged out.
Still a couple of nice weekends coming up…
This Friday it’s off to Madrid to see El Canto Del Loco in concert at the Palacio de los Deports, which I’m giggly like a kid over.
And then the following weekend it’s the final race in the MotoGP season; the Valencia GP at Cheste. Repeat giggly behaviour. I’m there as Media for BatiFans, Team Aspar and the other VROOM sites, and also to try and chase some business if poss – as well as being booked in to meet with the Official Alvaro Bautista Fanclub Saturday and Sunday.
So, er…. not many posts here again, then…. ;-)
Cigarette lighter cufflinks of course. Genius.
Not only has Apple been putting more and more effort into improving its green credentials, showcasing its credentials with a dedicated section of its website – but it has now also given up its membership in the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber’s stance on climate change legislation.
In a letter to Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Government Affairs, Catherine A. Novelli, stated Apple’s position and submitted Apple’s resignation…
Apple is committeed to protecting the environment and the communities in which we operate around the world. We strongly object to the Chamber’s recent comments opposing the EPA’s effort to limit greenhouse gases.
Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort. We would prefer that the Chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a construtive role in addressing the climate crisis. However, because the Chamber’s position differs so sharply with Apple’s, we have decided to resign our membership effective immediately.
I never need new reasons to love Apple. But what the hell… Awesome.
I’m not naive enough to believe there’s no whiff of marketing about something like this – but kudos to Apple for doing it anyway. There’s a definite momentum with the company’s various efforts that suggests that positive spin and profile is simply part of a virtuous circle of doing the right thing. Will be interesting to see if others follow suit or what waves are made.