Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Corporations or survival

Exxon, which earlier this year posted the largest profits of any corporation in history, is funding still more "policy studies" which label the Kyoto treaty "economic suicide." Apparently, the propaganda novelistic journalistic efforts of oil industry rent boy Michael Crichton to paint global warming as fiction have not been quite enough to protect the bottom line. Meanwhile major papers continue to pretend George Bush is serious about alternative energy.

Halliburton Watch is keeping track of the ever expanding multiple ongoing scandals of Dick's corporate avatar, which is also raking in its largest profits ever. The rumors that the company is diversifying into the "adult" prison film market are apparently not true though.

The founder of Domino's Pizza is doing his part by building a bible-based community in Florida where most folks will conform to his extra-conservative style of Catholicism and where contraceptives will not be available at pharmacies.

And speaking of corporations, Unwelcome Guests has serialized the complete audio of the film The Corporation. The mp3s are available on their website--shows 240-242.

Earlier: The Pirates of Doom

Update from today's Democracy Now!:

Is Sci-Fi Writer Michael Crichton Advising Bush on Global Warming?

Questions are being raised in Washington if science fiction writer Michael Crichton may be advising President Bush on global warming. A new book reveals Bush met with Crichton in 2004 to discuss his best-selling novel “State of Fear” which suggests that global warming is an unproven theory and an overstated threat. The meeting is recalled in a new book by Weekly Standard editor and Fox News commentator Fred Barnes. According to Barnes, Bush is a ''a dissenter on the theory of global warming” and that he was in near total agreement with Crichton. Barnes added that Crichton’s visit, “was not made public for fear of outraging environmentalists.” While Crichton’s novel is a work of science fiction, he was recently awarded a journalism award – by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

More on the Jurassic President.


At 2/22/2006 7:56 AM, Blogger Comandante Agí said...

The Corporation is a great film. I watched it over the weekend to take my mind off of being sick. But I had to follow it up with Arrested Development for some comic relief. Corporate hegemony wears on the soul...


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