Monthly Archives: March 2012

Where there’s fear somebody’s making money

Psst!  Want a share tip?  This one could be hot. But probably hotter for a bankster or a former Vice-President than for you. It’s a “verified carbon standard” and it will help you understand why the failed “global warming” has … Continue reading

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The Webbs on the standardisation movement

Here’s what the Webbs had to say about how the standards movement fitted into their plans for A constitution for the socialist commonwealth of Great Britain (1920). It renders people “nominally free” but “virtually compelled” – praised as “expert control” without “democratic control”. … Continue reading

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Dose:response relationship – Medicine. Poison. Accreditation.

Consider these charts that show possible dose-response relationships of medicines.  Also of poisons.  Why has no similar research been done on the effects of accreditation?  Does that fact that is imposed by legislation and marketplace coercion imply that testing will … Continue reading

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Accreditationism as neo-mercantilism (or as the opium of the cartel)

Mercantilism was the economic policy of the colonial nations from the 16th to the 18th centuries.  The doctrine was that government regulation was essential for each nation to dominate trade.  The economy was believed to be a zero-sum game.  It had … Continue reading

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Trouble at the Mind-Matter Interface

Fred Reed describes problems with a purely mechanistic world view that also point to why recording training and behaviour cannot guarantee results: “…According to this view, nothing happens, or can happen, that does not accord with physics. “This approach, mechanistic and … Continue reading

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Selling confidence by creating uncertainty

Here is a brochure showing how the State-backed cartel tries to create uncertainty in suppliers that don’t pay for its services.  This is a sort of uncertainty that cannot be measured.  It enables the cartel’s members to sell “confidence” to … Continue reading

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14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink

Systemsthinkingforgirls advises the mathematically inclined: 14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink Purpose + autonomy + mastery =motivation Reports + managers = reports + managers Priority + priority + priority x themes/departments = sub-optimization Opinions + … Continue reading

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Pathology review: cui bono?

Lucius Cassius’ illuminating question remains more important than ever. Lord Carter, author of the Report of the Review of NHS Pathology Services in England Chaired by Lord Carter of Coles (2005-08) which started major changes to pathology services, has had to step down as … Continue reading

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