Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cartel on trial – accredited lab allegedly falsified results

Embarrassment is looming for the inspection cartel.  Worse, the weakness of accreditation’s foundational philosophy has been revealed publicly. UKAS celebrated HBI’s accreditation to ISO 17020 for Legionella risk assessments.  HBI’s quality management is also accredited to ISO 9002.  But the company … Continue reading

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Hammering the non-conforming world into shape

Underneath the wolf rampant is Sidney. Sidney and his friend George have brought hammers.  Being intellectuals, they borrowed the hammers from working men.  They are beating the world into the shape they would like it to be. Were these hammers the … Continue reading

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Focus…Quality: it could be so much simpler

Focus….

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Costa Rican eco-cult

“Recruitment is a slow, steady process, you kind of slip into it, and before you know it ‘facts’ such as these are plausible. What you don’t know early on is that everyone else is in on it, so you are … Continue reading

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Corporatisation, education, accreditation, and power

In this essay, The Crucial Pillar of the New World Order, Gary North provides an excellent summary of the historical power struggle between freedom and bureaucracy. The theme is controlling the populace by steering educational accreditation.  It does not extend to accreditation of ISO … Continue reading

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