LIKE YOUR DAD TRYING TO DANCE Speaking of Walmart, the latest attempt at rebranding by the bland-tastic megastore involves setting up a website based on Myspace, where people can set up personal web pages and network with each other. With a cringe-inducing call to 'express their individuality' Walmart is hoping to lure a generation of net-savvy kids onto their website. However, Walmart forbids users writing certain stuff, including that which is 'profane, disruptive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar', which would seem to destroy the appeal for most kids. As one unimpresed 14-year old asked, 'Are these real kids?'
ROBBERY IS NO FAIR TRADE And finally a word about AngloAshanti, a mining company run by our old friend Mark Moody-Stuart. It seems that AA and the rest of the world's major gold mining corporations are trying to create a 'green' certification for gold that has not been mined in an ecologically destructive way. While this may seem a step forward, it is likely that this simply represents an attempt by the gold companies to get a stamp of approval for their 'green' gold - which can then be sold at a higher price - while in the mean time keeping up their main task of business as usual, i.e. spilling cyanide and working with warlords. References