I’ve seriously had it with agencies trying to get me to work for nothing. This project entailed 5 pages of academic transcripts, with massive tables to be reconstructed. The formatting alone would take 4 to 6 hours. Then there’s actually translating the document, of course, and with somewhere in the neighborhood of 1200 words, that alone is worth $120 or more. Then they want me to take it to the notary, which is worth another hour of my time.
So, yeah, they want a full day’s work of skilled translation, file formatting (DTP), plus notary service. for $30.
Honestly, even $150 is generous. Should be $180 to $200.
I’m an experienced, college-educated, professional translator, not a dishwasher, and even dishwashers shouldn’t be working for $30/day.
#translation #exploitation #fuckyou
Space Oddity (by Chris Hadfield)
A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.
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The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.
According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three hours to even meet with Kerry, who had traveled to Moscow on a scheduled diplomatic mission, but then relented so as to not cause an even greater rift between these two nations.
At the center of this dispute between Russia and the US, this MNRE report says, is the “undisputed evidence” that a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, are destroying our planets bee population, and which if left unchecked could destroy our world’s ability to grow enough food to feed its population.
#bees #monsanto #gmo #worldwar #agriculture #russia #eu #usa
After his victory in the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA: At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center. As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
If any young whippersnapper calls me “Pops” im gonna pop him in the face with my fist.
Smetana: Má Vlast - Harnoncourt/RCO(2010Live) (by magischmeisjeorkest)
tagged: #smetana mavlast
When a country places more importance on sports than on academic achievement, its decline is inevitable.
We used to value intelligence and ingenuity. Now we worship THIS instead.