Monday, January 30, 2012

The Banker -

Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world. Add your own voice to the campaign at

The Future of Free Energy is here now! The end of oil, coal and nuclear pollution!

The Future of Free Energy is here now! The end of oil, coal and nuclear pollution!

Justin Hall-Tipping CEO of "Nanoholdings" Explains how nanotechnology is set to change the future of energy and replace fossil and nuclear fuels:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Moyers & Company Show 103: How power and influence helped big banks rewrite the rules of our economy. on Vimeo

Moyers & Company Show 103: How power and influence helped big banks rewrite the rules of our economy. on Vimeo

Moyers & Company Show 103: How power and influence helped big banks rewrite the rules of our economy. from on Vimeo.

Big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy to the exclusive benefit of their own bottom line. But how did our political and financial class shift the benefits of the economy to the very top, while saddling us with greater debt and tearing new holes in the safety net? This weekend on Moyers & Company (check your local listings), Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup Chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore a momentous instance: how the mid-90s merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group and a friendly Presidential pen -- brought down the Glass-Steagall Act, a crucial firewall between banks and investment firms which had protected consumers from financial calamity since the aftermath of the Great Depression. In effect, says Moyers, they put the watchdog to sleep.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Davos 2012: Business must be part of the solution | Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

Davos 2012: Business must be part of the solution | Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

On the eve of the Annual Meeting 2012, the business community is faced with a unique opportunity – an opportunity to demonstrate the positive role it can play worldwide and to define its new covenant with society. This covenant is needed in part because business’s role has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Not only are its impacts felt more broadly by an increasing number of people around the globe, but society’s expectations of business have also grown. Indeed, in today’s resource-constrained world, the challenge of providing prosperity to 7 billion people can only be accomplished if business plays a positive role in the creation of new models of sustainable growth. Business must be part of the solution.

Today, the Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business releases a report that calls on the private sector to broaden perspectives from short-term shareholder returns to generating value for a wider set of stakeholders. The needs have never been greater for renewing business’s license to operate, as frustration and uncertainty linger regarding the effects of business on communities around the world.

Defining the covenant is only one part of the challenge. Determining the “how” is also essential. What are the mechanisms for changing behavior? What concrete steps can be taken to reward companies that adopt long-term strategies to generate value for a wide range of stakeholders?

The paper – “Defining the New Business Covenant” – outlines actions that can help bring about this change. For example, incentive structures can reward shareholders who hold stakes in companies for extended periods of time. Reporting systems can measure the full externalities of corporate activities in terms of environmental, social and governance factors, both short- and long-term. Boards can ensure companies address the systemic risk that their new products, services, or technologies could create. Partnerships among governments, businesses and civil society can leverage the creativity, the capacity and the capital of business to address critical societal needs in new economically sustainable ways.

These strategies outlined are by no means comprehensive. They represent the start to a larger discussion we are initiating in Davos and beyond. We invite you to follow the conversation – by participating in our World Economic Brainstorming: Business, Governance and Leadership – New Pressures and Realities on Wednesday 25 January. RSVP to watch the session live at:, and join the debate on Twitter at #WEFbrainstorm.

What concrete mechanisms do you suggest in order to incentivize business to uphold this covenant? Send me your thoughts via Twitter @RobertGreenhill or leave a comment below.

Monday, January 23, 2012

what to do if your FB account has been disabled

(95) what to do if your Facebook account has been disabled

13 Reasons your Facebook account will be disabled

Here's what we're hearing from people all over the world: Facebook is shutting down accounts of users who are exhibiting any behavior it finds remotely suspicious. As paradoxical as it sounds, "suspicious" often means just using the site too much! Sometimes they warn people and give them the chance to change their behavior, and sometimes the account termination is sudden and permanent. Most of the time the disabled accounts will be turned back on, whether automatically after a cool-down period, or after prostrating yourself to the FB authorities. But sometimes they'll lock it up and throw away the key.

Facebook remains intentionally vague about what "bad behavior" looks like, and so it's no wonder that people get confused, angry or despondent when they get the ACCOUNT DISABLED message. To help people avoid having their accounts disabled, I've listed the most common reasons why people report having their accounts abruptly turned off. Keep in mind, that this list is almost surely incomplete, and until Facebook changes their policy to embrace more transparency and two-way communication we'll have to live with a bit of uncertainty when using Facebook.

Here are the things that (supposedly) will get you kicked off Facebook:

1. You didn't use your real name
Don't try to use a nickname (or initials)in lieu of the name on your birth certificate, because Facebook will find you and spit you out.

2. You joined too many groups
Remember that the maximum limit is 200 groups per user. More than that just looks desperate, don't you think?

3. You posted too many messages on a wall or in a group
Even Guy Kawasaki had his account disabled--in his case for "excessive evangelism."

4. You posted in too many groups, too many user's walls
You may be axed for being too verbose in too many places. That's what spammers do, silly. On Facebook it is better--or at least safer--to be seen than heard.

5. You friended too many people
Not so long ago this was a prime cause of disabled accounts, but Facebook has instituted a maximum of 5000 friends that should protect you from yourself.

6. Your school/organization affiliation is doubtful
The overlords are sometimes not very trusting, and they may accuse you of not graduating from Harvard (or Plum Senior High School). The impertinence! Better have your diploma ready.

7. You're poking too many people
We've heard this from multiple sources, and it's easy enough to avoid. Save the pokes for people you *really* like, as mum always said. But beware the odd FB app that pokes on your behalf.

8. For advertising your app on wall posts
The line between spam and self-promotion is a thin one, but let it be known that pimping your shiny new Facebook app is definitely considered SPAM.

9. Using duplicate text in multiple messages
Some people paste a generic welcome message into friend requests to save time. DON'T DO THIS! It makes you look like a spammer. (Ironically, pro spammers are probably randomizing their messages to avoid this trap)

10. You are a cow, dog, or library
Being a real person is not enough, you must be a homo sapien. Accounts have been deleted for cows, dogs and libraries.

11. You are under eighteen years old
According to one report a user's account was suspended when they suspected her of being under 18. She was required to enter a work email address to prove her maturity, at which point her account was reinstated. [note: other users have pointed out that being under 18 is fine if you're part of a High School group, though underage home schoolers have been told to bugger off]

12. You wrote offensive content
Reports of "sudden death" on accounts have been reported by users who were told they had posted offensive content, but were not provided details of the offense.

13. You scraped information off Facebook
They have a zero tolerance policy for page scraping (i.e. pulling content off their web pages via a script). Unfortunately, they don't have a reliable way of proving it's you who's doing the scraping (IP matching is probably as good as they can get), so you may find this a difficult charge to defend yourself against.

Finally, you may be disabled for no clear reason at all. One Australian member reported this staggering experience:

"I was blocked for a little while because I was 'misusing certain features of the site' Naturally I closely examined their conditions of use etc for some insight as to what I must have done wrong. I couldn't for the life of me find anything...

"Upon request for clarification I was told that they were not at liberty to divulge which features or of course any thresholds of use. Then they warned me not to do it again or I would be banned permanently without recourse to reinstatement."

Vandal banker: Financial Transaction Tax - English - YouTube

Vandal banker: Financial Transaction Tax - English - YouTube

Say NO to ACTA - YouTube

Say NO to ACTA - YouTube

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Facebook can be very frustrating from time to time

This is the message i get when i try to login to my Facebook account... Facebook uses Mobile Phone Numbers to check if you are a REAL PERSON if your handy gets lost or you can not confirm the number you have a problem... Even if you can confirm the Code you Receive from Facebook you can have a problem and are being asked to identify people tagged in Photos or figure out Captchas that are allmost impossible to solve.... Can you think of a better way to show Facebook who you realy are than a COPY of YOUR ID or PASSPORT? They are driving me CRAZY its ok that they are trying to delete spammer or Fake Profiles..but whats wrong with compassionate people who are trying to MAKE A DIFFERENCE on FACEBOOK! I NEED YOUR HELP! Can you please start telling FACEBOOK that I AM REAL that the COPY of my PASSPORT is REAL.. That Hans A Lak is my REAL NAME! If this is the NEW FACEBOOK give me the GOOD OLD FACEBOOK! All that i do on Facebook is trying to make A Difference..
With many many Pages...all these pages have been started by Me HANS A Lak founder of One Person Can Make A Difference , One Earth One Mission. Outdoor. info and Whaledefenders stop the killing! And some more.... All created to make this world a better place to help you make a Difference! Namasté Hans Lak Lets connect on Linkedin

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Domain: for Sale

 The Domain Name
From now on I will focus completely on
One Person Can Make A Difference and One Earth One Mission Together we build a brighter future ! That’s why  I will sell the as soon as i have found the right buyer!
If you are looking for the best possible domain name for your Outdoor Information look no further! can be yours….in less than 24 hours! 

The most important KEYWORD In the Outdoor Industry in your DOMAIN NAME will help you get more traffic.

TITLE tag is one of the most important aspect of On-Page Optimization. Your website’s TITLE is the main entry point for all major search engines across the globe. The text or keywords which you use in your TITLE helps search engines to locate your webpage and to help your site achieve better search engine rankings!

I have bought the in 2003 to inform the Outdoor Community about ECO Friendly products in the Outdoor Industry with Buyers Guides and other important information about how to become realy GREEN in the Outdoor industry! But when my friend Fred van Olphen sold BEVER the leading Outdoor Retailer in the Netherlands. the project was put on hold without the help of a big leading outdoor retailer or even better a few leading Outdoor Retailers  it has been impossible to create the best possible information page for the outdoor industry.

I am looking for a buyer who is ECO Minded and who cares about Outdoorconservation.   If you want I can also deliver .net .org .info.  I have registered these for my good Friend Fred van Olphen the founder of Bever Zwerfsport in the Netherland and the wildlifefoundation. 
If you continue the eco minded / Outdoor conservation minded character I will support you with all my Social Media Power! With 10.000 friends on Facebook and more than 115.000 fans on Facebook resulting in two top 100 positions in the Facebook Global Grader rankings you will not only get the domain but also the Facebook Page with more than 2000 fans.  And all my ECO Power for your Outdoor Conservation efforts and ECO efforts!  
What is the Value of he Domain
A domain name appraisal is an estimate about the potential sales price of a particular Internet domain name . A domain name appraisal is allways speculative. It is an estimate and an opinion, and can considerably vary depending upon the considered elements of the name and its extension

According to Adressio the Domain only has a value of 76.052 EURO
According to Adresso between 15.000 and 17.000 EURO
The value of the domain is rated between $ 5.500 and $ 98.000

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more!


Hans Lak
Social Media Networker and founder of
Phone +41789404525 Email
Wägitalstrasse 18 8854 Siebnen
Lets connect on LinkedIn and other networks

Friday, January 20, 2012

How social technology will change our world,

Social Change is Good! Technology is GOOD!

David Kirkpatrick, the author of The Facebook Effect, talking about the impact of social tools and technology on the way consumers and citizens around the world are demanding change. He does a wonderful job of articulating how the internet has heightened awareness around the world of economic inequality, and how social media has given citizens and customers all around the world an unprecedented platform to have those grievances heard

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Avaaz - Blackout -- Save the Internet Today

Avaaz - Blackout -- Save the Internet Today

Today could be the day we save the free Internet.

The US Congress was poised to pass a law allowing the US to censor access to any website around the world. But after we delivered our 1.25 million strong petition to the White House, it came out against the bill and with public pressure at boiling point even some bill backers are switching sides. Now, the Wikipedia led blackout protest has rocketed the public campaign to the top of the news.

We are turning the tide. But the dark forces of censorship are trying to revive the bill right now. Let’s bury it for good today. Click to sign this emergency petition to save the Internet now and if you've signed already, to email, call, Facebook, and tweet Congressional and corporate targets. Then send this to everyone.

Avaaz - Blackout -- Save the Internet Today