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Rupert Murdock’s Star Wars Smackdown

In Humour, Nerds only on April 29, 2013 at 7:52 am

Great parody of chilling issues around Wikileaks, Corporate Media and censorship.. ;o)

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Wikileaks wins big over Visa

In Polytricks on April 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

Iceland’s Supreme Court has ruled that Visa illegally stopped processing donations to Wikileaks.  If they continue they will be fined $2.5 million a year.

Julian Assange has called the actions of Visa and Master Card an ‘economic blockade’.

We must never allow banksters to dictate which whistle-blowers can be heard.

Here is a parody of Visa’s unlawful attempts to hide the truth.

Cory Doctorow snared in DMCA censorship

In Nerds only on April 20, 2013 at 8:17 am

Cory Doctorow made the mistake of writing a book with the same title as the Fox TV show, ‘Homeland’.  Now links to his new book are being taken down by Fox.

A good example of copyright police running amok.  I really recommend his book ‘Little Brother‘.

Here Cory is talking about where Orwell got it wrong in with Big Brother.. ;o)

Ironically the book ‘Homeland‘ is about a near-future dystopia where the fight against censorship and oppression has grown sinister.. ;o)

Cory is an open internet campaigner and puts his money where his mouth is.  All his books are available for free download.

So its really a travesty that he is being victimized by the corporate copyright police.

I liked Cory’s reaction to Fox censorship of his new book.. “BRING ME THE SEVERED HEAD OF RUPERT MURDOCH!” he thundered… ;o)

CISPA part deux

In Nerds only on April 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

Security-boffins are at it again with CISPA.  First they got smacked-down over SOPA, then PIPA now they are relentlessly coming back with CISPA.

CISPA basically criminalizes internet usage that is frowned upon by corporates and governments.  End of story.

What creeps me out about this bill is that it gives the copyright police a free hand to invade our privacy and opens the door wide to bogus prosecutions.

CISPA relates  ‘cyber-security’.. like GWoT relates to Haliburton.. ;o)

Online petitions to Google, Fakebook and Twitter here.  White House petition already has over hundred thousand signatures, here.

 

 

 

 

Shock Doctrine and Climate Change

In Weather on April 10, 2013 at 9:47 am

Naomi Klein is calling out the multinational corporations behind both the climate change deniers and products that are causing climate change.

She makes a good point that ‘intellectual property rights’ are playing their usual role stalling change and innovation just when we need it most to deal with climate change.

The ‘shock doctrine’ part of climate change is ramming fracking and nuclear power plants down our throats instead of using available carbon-neutral technology.

I feel we are suffering the multiple manipulations and ‘shocks’… climate change.. financial meltdown.. bogus wars on drugs and terror..

All designed to maximize profits in the hands of the 1% and and undermine democracy and civil society at home..

We are up against a well-oiled corporate propaganda machine that is systematically undermining the public interest.

Here is Bill Maher slaggin’ climate change deniers..

 

 

 

Tale of Two Silicone Valleys

In Polytricks on April 6, 2013 at 7:57 am

Silicone Valley doesn’t produce silicone chips anymore but it does still produce oceans of money for Google, Fakebook, Apple etc.

In a glaring example of how the US economy has failed everyone except the 1%….

Problem is this kind of wealth inequality breeds revolution (or fascism) and who would want to roll the dice on that?

Stop the Trap

In Nerds only, Polytricks on April 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

The secretive corporate plan to take over the internet continues.  Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an attempt by global corporations to gain trans-national powers over our economy, peoples and their computers.

Included in its evil ploy are provisions criminalizing our use of the internet and our free use of our computers.  We have to fight back, the petition is here.

My feeling is that the aggressive contempt that corporations treat us with is a reflection of both their arrogance and their fear.

The global corporations know that the 99% have got their number.. they know their days are numbered.. their blatant power-grab will fail.

 

How to lose a war

In Humour, Polytricks on April 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

Well you listen to a bunch lunatic, right-wing, armchair-warriors with close contacts in the Military Industrial Complex.. ;o)

Here is Bill Maher breaking it down for us .. On the 10th Anniversary of Iraq War ..

Greg Palast wrote a revealing article about the real reason for the Iraq War.

Iraqi Oil was never privatized so as to keep the price of oil at OPEC high… blood for oil.. again..

Why Processed Foods are addictive

In Polytricks on April 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

There is a lot of blame getting thrown around in the ‘obesity crisis’ but very little gets thrown on the Food Corporations that deliberately stuff processed foods with weaponized high levels of sugar, fats and salt.

Michael Moss has done great investigative journalism into the Food Corporations deliberate research into how make their garbage foods as addictive as possible.

Corporate ‘food scientists’ calculate the “bliss point” of sugary drinks or the “mouth feel” of fat, and use advanced technology to make their cardboard crap irresistible and addictive.

Processed foods contain dangerous levels of sugar, salt and fats.  There is no amount of exercise that can ‘walk that off’.

The only way to eat a healthy diet is to never eat processed foods.. ever.. that simple.

 

 

 

Prime Minister Harper abruptly resigns

In Humour on April 1, 2013 at 7:39 am

In a stunning reversal of fortune Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper abruptly resigned this morning.

In a terse statement the Prime Minister’s office said that Harper was stepping down due to charges of election fraud in the Robocall Election Scandal.

Time ran out for Harper this weekend as Elections Canada filed charges directly charging him for election fraud and gross political corruption.

In a surprise move, Cabinet Minister Leona Aglukkaq has been appointed interim PM.  This would make her the first Inuit Prime Minister in Canadian history.

Happy April Fools Day.. (too bad this story isn’t true.. ;o)

 

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