Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Thursday, 24 August 2006
Chomsky will explain what other obfuscate
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Conversations With Noam Chomsky
Topic: MEDIA

 

 

 

Hey there how about a good Noam Chomsky lecture to help settle your nerves? This looks to me as to be coming from a  Berkeley College web site.

I really enjoyed the topics and the insight Noam provides....the last topic in his 5 subject lecture was on ACTIVISM and is rather enriching. Watch and listen to this educational and enlightening film from March 2002

http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people2/Chomsky/chomsky-con0.html

The subjects are

  1. Background (his)
  2. Anarchism & Power
  3. Thinking & Power
  4. The US Role in the World
  5. Activism (my favorite)

I hope you make the time, to listen to this man explain why some of the horse shit we are fed and manipulations we are dealing with have got to be addressed by Activism and Solidarity. He tells you why and he tells you how.......now who is listening is the problem.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:02 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, 25 August 2006 1:22 AM PDT
Monday, 21 August 2006
PROTEST AGAINST USA MILITARY BASE IN KOREA
Mood:  crushed out
Now Playing: DAMN USA IMPEARLISM
Topic: PROTEST!

Joe Anybody Say's

 

"Go Home Yankee" 


Zebra3 Readers look at this:

 

Anti-USA MILITARY Protest

 

They don't want America to have a

MILITARY BASE on their LAND

More Information on US Military presence in Korea: http://www.usinkorea.org/


 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 6:35 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 21 August 2006 10:03 PM PDT
Advertising Slime Ball Loose On School Buss
Mood:  loud
Now Playing: Mind Control? .....what if your child I'm talking about?
Topic: CORPORATE CRAP

 


And what about the stinking sneaky corporate advertising SLIME BALL that is being targeted at our children on their way to school? 

Now is that is a rather . . . Sleazy "sales slime ball" if I ever did see one!

I'm talking about the School Buss Advertising plots that are being proposed by the group on this link --> http://www.eastbayri.com/story/322161115460030.php

The slime ball sale site is here: http://www.busradio.org/

 


Mostly the concept is to pump music and ADDS into the busses, while selling the idea of Safety and getting the children to behave.

Then there is the giving away of PRIZES if the child goes and "LOGS-IN on-line" to the company (propaganda) website and listens to more adds selling products all of course, in between music and prizes and sales pitches, oh my!

Ahhhhhhhh..this is HOGWASH, its corporate sales to kids crap!

I found this Portland Oregon website which has publicized and interesting thing worth reading over. I urge you to check it out, and take action as I did.

It is called the Children's Bill Of Rights you can read it here at this link I provide for all my "child caring concerned good Z3 Readers"

 http://www.commercialalert.org/pbor.pdf

Now Get Active ***** Send you congressman a quick Internet email to let him know you are concerned and aware that a slime ball is loose in our kids school buss, and its not just and only the buss issue. It is in regards to pushing products at our children, it is about stopping corporations from sell and promoting JUNK SLIME AND GARBAGE to the little kids....it must be stopped by people like you and me ...we can help make change, little kids don't need this, and I don't want them to have it!

I ask you Zebra3 Report Readers, Please Support the

 

Parents' Bill of Rights!

Tell your Members of Congress that children are more important than corporate profits. It's quick and real easy to do.

 http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/commercialalert/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=577

 

 

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:25 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 21 August 2006 2:45 PM PDT
LIVES IN THE BALLANCE
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: This is
Topic: WAR

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11924.htm

The USA is a

 

Killing Machine!

 

How does that make you feel?


 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:10 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 21 August 2006 5:55 PM PDT
Friday, 18 August 2006
Be Prepared
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Ya! Living in the USA .....!
Topic: ANYBODY * ANYDAY

The regular Z3 Reader will know that I do not buy this "trumped up" TERROR crap,

....but I wouldn't put anything past this administration to fake some major scare, or fabricate some terror and then be the first to say      

...... "see look - scary terror!" - "suspend the constitution!"

well that thought prompted me to write this  link here on Indy Media

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/08/344285.shtml

 Also as a note and the crux of my post today:

The terrorist are .......our own government .....with that said .......anything could happen......yes you might want to prepare your fellow work friends, your self and loved ones........because as I am insinuating...... if a terror strike "is allowed again" you better take some good free advise from Liz Sykes  -->

"Be Prepared!"

By Liz Sykes

 http://www.aqr.org.uk/inbrief/document.shtml?doc=liz.sykes.01-05-2006.crisismanagement

So you thought ‘crisis management’ just applied to the big boys? Well, Liz Sykes advises you to think again, and plan for the day when a spanner might get into your works.

 

If there’s one thing that the events of 9/11 have taught us, it’s to take nothing for granted. This is just as relevant for market researchers as the big corporate players.

Just take the London bombings in the summer of 2005. How many of us, for example, found ourselves in a tricky situation? Maybe we weren’t able to get to fieldwork, or were left wondering how to handle the situation sensitively with participants.

There are no handy guides as to whether it is best to carry on interviewing, or call it a day, given that market research could be deemed an irrelevance in such situations.

Yet it is precisely because our world is so precarious that we should plan for the unthinkable. ‘Crisis management’ is not the exclusive preserve of the Enrons or Wal-Mart of this world. It is, as the Institute of Crisis Management defines it, pre-empting ‘problems or disruptions that trigger negative stakeholder reactions that could impact the organisation’s business and financial strength’.

Crisis, too, has many definitions. It need not be a major catastrophe, man-made or environmental. It could just as easily involve a lawsuit, discrimination, financial damage, a hostile takeover, mismanagement, sexual harassment or white-collar crime.

Crisis management’s main function is to be proactive in forecasting potential crises and planning how to deal with them.

Potential problems
How, for example, would your company cope if your computer or telephone system failed? Could you function if your building burnt down or flooded?

If you work on your own, what would you do if you were mugged and had your laptop, mobile phone and all your research equipment stolen?

Should the direst predictions prove true, and Avian Flu or another contagious disease prompt mass quarantine, how would you conduct field work?

If energy stocks cause power failures, how are you going to cope?

Scenario planning
The time to draw up a crisis management plan, identifying likely scenarios that could impact on an organization, is long before the crisis hits. The most effective are devised when individuals have the luxury of time and resources to plan.

Be a company large or small, and the crisis man-made or an act of nature, a management plan has real benefits. These include:

  • Identifying the real nature of a current crisis
  • Intervening to minimise damage
  • Helping an organization to recover from it
  • The use of effective internal and external communications to allay stakeholder fears.

So why, if crisis management is just sensible planning, do most people look to the skies when the term is mentioned? Is it fair to label anyone who champions it a ‘nerd’ or an ‘anorak’ rather than a true ‘creative’?

The sad truth is that most companies – and the market research industry is no means unique here – are too busy dealing with the daily grind to plan for something that might never happen.

All responsible businesses do, however, need a plan. It’s like insurance: just because you have it doesn’t mean that you will need to use it. Conversely, the lack of one could be catastrophic.

Common procedures
There are several simple procedures that should be planned for, some applying to all businesses and others specific to research. A short list will include:

  1. The appointment of a crisis management team
  2. The drawing up of a crisis management plan
  3. The communication of the plan to all staff
  4. Informing clients and key sub-contractors

The crisis management team needs to have its function spelled out and to re-visit its responsibilities regularly. It will need to be empowered to make decisions for its area or location when a crisis arises in accordance with the CMP. It will also be responsible for implementing its part of the plan.

Drawing up the CMP should involve the crisis management team and the board. The plan will need to be tested before it goes live across the organisation. Once it does gain board approval, it needs to be communicated to the staff and should be rehearsed.

The crisis management team should ensure that there is adequate information during a crisis, that staff are given clear and concise directions and are kept informed as the situation unfolds.

Communication alternatives
Good communication is vital in a crisis, but it needs to be controlled to minimize panic. Communication cascades can take the form of a chain where one person contacts the next, but this risks each person embellishing the information, thus altering it as it moves along the chain.

Another option is a pyramid. Here one person is responsible for informing a certain number of people, who in turn inform others, and so on. Key to this is the knowledge of just where all members of staff should be during working hours, so people don’t endanger their lives searching for John from accounts who’s gone to the dentist.

It is essential that the client communication plan keeps key clients informed of the situation and any impact this may have on on-going or potential projects and how your organization can continue to work with them. They need to be updated without the situation being sensationalised.

Key sub-contractors are likely to be computer support people, telephone handset and line suppliers, utility companies, managing agents for the office building, lawyers, surveyors, designers, etc. This includes anyone or any company that is essential to re-building your business. The board and the crisis management team should have all these details to hand and the CMP should be clear who should contact whom.

Common crises
One of the most likely crises is a complete loss of IT, either through flood, fire, theft or even corruption via viruses. All companies or organisations should make a daily back-up of computerised data files and these should be stored off-site to enable fast replication of your IT needs. Some companies guarantee new systems up and running within 24 hours!

If a building is lost for a long period of time due to flood, fire, or damage from any other source it may be necessary to find an alternative working space. In the meantime, people may be able to work from home, or from other sites within the same company. Ensure people have the contact details of other sites they are to report to. The crisis management team must know where people are supposed to be and have their contact details to hand.

With the increased use of technology we are all totally reliant on electricity for everything we do in the office. Even a power cut for a few hours can throw businesses into disarray, so a CMPorganizationminimizeorganizationsensationalized neorganizationscomputerizededs to include what to do in the case of failure. Torches will really come into their own, as will mobile phones.

One of the most threatening things that could happen to the qualitative research business is the restriction of the general public’s movements, either due to fuel rationing, extreme weather or a global disease outbreak.

What would we do if quarantine controls meant travel was restricted to essential journeys or banned entirely? Would it be as harmful to our industry as the foot and mouth outbreak was to farming and the rural economy?

If people were not allowed to move freely there would be no respondents to talk to, no moderators to do fieldwork or attend client meetings. We could be talking of a virtual shutdown.

What could we do? One potential solution is to beef up our technology so that as many people as possible could work from home. Another is to invest in video conferencing or web cams so that, if quarantining does happen in specific regions, those outside it can still communicate. Think of ways to interview people via the telephone and the web.

Market research is, above all else, a ‘people’ business and as such communication is key. The hope is that we won’t again have to deal with the after-effects of terrorism, but if we have learnt one lesson, surely it is organize a system so that people know who to ring when they’re stuck, and that helps them make the necessary decisions.

We can call it ‘crisis management’, effective planning, or just plain old ‘being prepared’, but surely it’s better than chaos?

The following websites may act as useful sources for further information.

Liz Sykes, Director is one of the leading figures in UK Qualitative Recruitment and is Treasurer and Honorary Secretary for the AQR and chairperson of the VFA. Liz has been 'in the business' for 16 years and joined Field Initiatives in 1996 from Strategic Research Group where she was Field Director.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:16 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 19 August 2006 12:44 AM PDT
BUSH TOLD
Now Playing: Shit for Brains - Today Judges tells George he is not KING

 


Judge Taylor summed it up perfectly when she wrote in her decision:

We must first note that the Office of the Chief Executive has itself been created, with its powers, by the Constitution. There are no hereditary Kings in America and no power not created by the Constitution.

She also says:

"It was never the intent of the Framers to give the President such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights."

Well God Bless America

+++++++++++++++++++

 THE FOLLOWING IS COPIED FROM THE WONDERFUL ACLU WEBPAGE

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=SplashPage&id=477&JServSessionIdr005=em7drxcv22.app20a 

This summer, a fierce battle is underway in our courts and in Congress over illegal spying and the abuse of presidential power .

In a landmark legal victory, the ACLU defeated the Bush administration in the first challenge to his NSA spying program ever argued before a federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor declared the program unconstitutional and called for an immediate halt.

But on Capitol Hill, the government is pushing for new ways to invade your privacy, with two new bills crafted under Dick Cheney’s supervision. These dangerous proposals would expose our homes, cell phone records and email inboxes to new kinds of spying that are currently completely illegal. If you believe that in America no one is above the law, not even the president, take action now and let Congress know that you've had enough.

Tell Congress to reject Dick Cheney's spying proposals and stand up for checks and balances.
Supporters claim the Cheney-Specter and Cheney-Wilson bills are "surveillance we can live with," but the fact is these so-called compromises vastly expand the government's power to spy on and search Americans without judicial checks to protect individual rights, including enhanced power to monitor any e-mail you send, if the government does not know where you or all of the recipients are physically located.

After five years of unprecedented abuses of presidential power, it's time that Congress fulfilled its obligation to provide the checks and balances at the heart of our democratic system.

No new surveillance powers should be granted to this or any administration without a commitment to follow the laws already on the books, and without independent checks to protect civil liberties, as required by our Constitution and recommended by the 9-11 Commission.

This latest effort to define away Americans' basic rights must be recognized as the executive power grab that it is, and rejected.

Last week's revelations from London only underscore the need to ensure that anti-terrorism resources are focused on genuine threats and not squandered trolling through the e-mails and phone calls of innocent American residents.

In an emergency, the government can begin surveillance and easily get a court order if an American is conspiring with al Qaeda, but the Bush administration should stop using fear as an excuse to get the power to conduct warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans. It wastes money and makes us no safer, but less free.


 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:14 AM PDT
Updated: Friday, 18 August 2006 1:26 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 August 2006
Mega Attacks Coming - Could this be Tyranny?
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: Alex Jones has a WARNING
Topic: 911 TRUTH


 

He predicted before Sept 11 2001

Airplanes - Trade Towers - Attacked - 

It was 'allowed to happen' by Our Own Government

Z3 Readers you have to Check this 5 min video out 

He usually does not predict..... but here it is 

ALEX IS MAD

 

- YOU SHOULD BE TOO -

if your not scared first

Listen...now .....Click the link below!

http://prisonplanet.com/articles/August2006/110806_b_Warning.htm


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:42 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 17 August 2006 1:10 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Explosions not Fires
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: September 11 revisited
Topic: 911 TRUTH



http://www.911revisited.com/video.html


CONTROLLED DEMOLITION AND

CRIME SCENE COVERUP!

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE FACTS

.....OR HEAR THE LIES?


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:01 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 August 2006 2:11 AM PDT
Sunday, 13 August 2006
Home Made Fire Works
Mood:  party time!
Now Playing: Just Another Firework Display
Topic: ANYBODY * ANYDAY

It's a redneck

 * firework display * 

 

They warn you to don't try

 

 this at home

 

but I dont see

 

why not?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-872124450700446493&q=genre%3Acomedy&hl=en

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 9:47 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 13 August 2006 9:53 PM PDT
Liquids: Not-on-Planes! Oh give Me a Break!
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: Joe Anybody calls this BULLSHIT
Topic: CIVIL RIGHTS

 

AIRPORT SECURITY

 

 

STUPIDITY

 

"Sir, I'm going to have to take this bottle of water away from you since it might be a liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to mix it with all of these other bottles of possibly liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to dump them all in this trash can... together. Never mind that the plot specifically mentions mixing chemicals and/or nitroglycerin...  which explodes if handled too roughly."

Read complete story here--> http://jonesreport.com/articles/110806_liquid_terror.html

Notice the baby crying because the the stupid Homeland Security thinks she may be "drinking a bomb in a liquid form"


Z3 Readers be forewarned

 

this is 99% hype

 

I comment on this kind of hype by writing a post on Indy Media

I signed the comment as "A Typical Concerned Fool"

 

You can read it here --> http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/08/344285.shtml

 

You can read more on trumped up TERROR - FEAR here -->

http://zebra3report.tripod.com/joeanybodyshome/id57.html

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:16 AM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 13 August 2006 2:30 PM PDT

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