Greetings and welcome to the home of The Sleepy Moose… (is it plural?, is it singular?; no-one knows!… maybe both!?)
We go through a lot of information here at SMHQ. Sometimes it is difficult deciding what to put back out there and what to set aside. So we have decided to produce the “Moose Reviews” in which we give you the run down on just some of the things that have sparked an interest here at the Sleepy Moose domain.
First up, we have an amazing art piece created by American designer: Pete Fecteau. Constructed from 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes, Fecteau named his piece “Dream Big”, which is very fitting because (a) the final image is of Dr. Martin Luther King, and (b) he actually had a dream about creating something using Rubik’s Cubes.
It just goes to show what you can achieve with a little know-how and a lot of time!
Second in the line-up is a story of espionage, cover-ups, and “dark arts”. It sounds like the beginning of a gripping thriller. Instead, it is the story of how Britain is being used as the centre for corrupt business lobby groups to have their wicked little ways with the power of government – and influence internet search results along with public opinion – without a care for the people they are affecting the most.
From an undercover investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, they have taped senior executives at Bell Pottinger during a presentation saying they could:
“create and maintain third-party blogs – blogs that appeared to be independent. These would contain positive content and popular key words that would rank highly in Google searches.”
The executives also explained how the firm
“enables government videos and articles to move to the top of internet searches, while less favourable stories can move down the rankings.”
“The ambition obviously is to drown that negative content and make sure that you have positive content out there online” Mr Wilson said.
The public relations group is now facing a British parliamentary inquiry, and an investigation from Wikipedia over breach of contract.
Third up, we have a very interesting article from Prevention.com titled “7 Foods That Should Never Cross Your Lips”. It gives the viewpoint from the experts of what they would not eat due to knowledge gained from their own research and studies. It contains solutions and even budget tips to help you along the way. Here is the list of headlines from the article:
1. The Endocrinologist Won’t Eat: Canned Tomatoes
2. The Farmer Won’t Eat: Corn-Fed Beef
3. The Toxicologist Won’t Eat: Microwave Popcorn
4. The Farm Director Won’t Eat: Nonorganic Potatoes
5. The Fisheries Expert Won’t Eat: Farmed Salmon
6. The Cancer Researcher Won’t Drink: Milk Produced With Artificial Hormones
7. The Organic-Foods Expert Won’t Eat: Conventional Apples
#Occupy / Music
Finally, from Dublin, the world renowned and well respected Irish musician, Christy Moore, paid an unannounced visit to the camp at Occupy Dame Street to share some of his musical talents with the local Occupiers, and helping to keep the spirits high, he sent greetings to Occupy Camps all over Ireland in the process.
The group are also planning a “Global Day of Action on Human Rights Day 10-12-2011“.
For more information on what’s happening at Ireland’s capital Occupation, Click here
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