Dirty Bonus Trick

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Metro AG, otherwise known as Metro Group, is a German global wholesale/cash and carry group, it has the largest market share in its home market being number fifth in the world.

At Metro, they developed a new bonus trick, which can be described as innovative or bold, depending on which side of the bonus you are. It works like this: The fiscal year is shortened to nine months (January to September). The profitable Christmas season is missing. However, this means:

– no profit and no dividend.

But:

For the calculation of Executive bonuses there is also a nine months basis – but in a different way. Considering the full year (including Christmas), divided by twelve and multiplying the result by nine.

Wow! This now rises to 8.3 million Euro directors’ compensation.

We are always on the wrong side if the story, aren’t we? However, if I was the responsible bookkeeper in that company they would put ME into prison if someone finds out!

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Hackful Thoughts

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Me: Our site has been hacked again, we have been informed by Google….

Admin: Really? I think all these hackers are little ugly guys who love to destroy nice sites…

Me: I don’t think so. They wear single-breasted suits and earn a lot of dirty money.

Admin: Money? By putting malware on other people’s sites? Bastards!

Me: No really. They are paid by enterprises to advertise, so they hijack websites and bring visitors to other sites. The malware often infect the attacked site in such a way, that the site collapses, but it still sends out tons of spam.

Admin: Those hackers are criminals!

Me: Sure. And those who pay them, too.

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Russia Again Against International Law

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30 Greenpeace activist were held at gunpoint by Russian security officers who stormed the group’s ship in the Arctic. The Greenpeace members tried to board a Russian oil platform to prevent it from drilling.

A Russian coastguard ship fired shots across a Greenpeace ship

A Russian coastguard ship fired shots across a Greenpeace ship

Russia, this is against International Law.

An armed coastguard points a gun at an activist aboard a Greenpeace boat

n armed coastguard points a gun at an activist aboard a Greenpeace boat

To Russia and all the other irresponsible acting greedy countries:

Stop drilling in the Arctic!

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Long live Greenpeace – let the activist free!

Greenpeace also said its vessel was boarded in international waters and called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release the crew immediately.

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GoTopless.Org and the Raëlian Connection

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The Mean-Spirited

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Returns to Commodities Speculation

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Don’t play with food, my mom always said – but specs do.

Many financial institutions and multinational organizations view speculating on food commodities as a dangerous game and a contributor to global hunger. Despite its bruised reputation, is leaping back into the business.

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This is precisely the business that organizations such as Foodwatch and Oxfam, and even United Nations institutions such as the Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), hold partially responsible for hunger in the world.

The fact is that, in recent years, an enormous market has developed for financial products used to speculate on fluctuations in food prices. Critics say that these deals drive up the prices of corn, rice, wheat and other commodities, making food unaffordable for many in the Third World.

Its’ a shame!

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