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What a difference 7 years makes

In Polytricks on June 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

EFF put out a video contradicting the shallow attempts by Obama to justify unlawfully spying on just about everyone.

Cut between an interview his vice president gave 7 years ago it exposes Obama’s  fatuous and deceitful misinformation.

Stop spying on us! .. you only gonna get caught and everyone is gonna disrespect you even more because of your feeble lies.

 

Stop watching US takes off

In Nerds only, Polytricks on June 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

Revelations that the US government has been unlawfully spying on pretty much everyone has prompted Mozilla to start this petition.

Of course the surveillance state is on full character assassination mode to demonize Ed Snowden but this is sure to backfire.

After this huge betrayal of the public trust nobody is going to believe the US government when it says that Assange, Manning etc are evil.

The surveillance state has its collective ass hanging out.  No amount of finger-pointing is going to change this.. ;o)

 

Busted! Prism surveillance program out of control

In Nerds only on June 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

The Guardian released two bombshell revelations regarding out-of-control US government surveillance programs.

Anyone paying attention to the post-9/11 police-state takeover of lawful governments suspected this all along.

Everything we do with Microsoft, Google, Youtube, Skype, Yahoo etc is being tapped live and indefinitely retained.

Nobody seems to know why Twitter isn’t on this list, (yet).

There is zero privacy or legal rights in the brave new world of the ‘war on terror’ police-state.

We are all ‘terrorist suspects’ now….

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..

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Google cracks down

In Nerds only on March 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Google isn’t making any friends on the internet this morning by abruptly announcing that Google Reader is being ‘retired’.  It also has made Android users irate by censoring ad-blocking apps from Google Play.

My feeling is that Google is showing its real face.  Its the 800lb Internet Gorilla in the room.  It makes billions of dollars a year by cravenly selling our personal information to advertisers.

Its just as bogus a business model as Fakebook.

What irks me is that you can’t even get into Google Play without having a Gmail address.

Then there are those annoying nag-ware screens prompting one to put ones ‘real name’ into Youtube to see a video.

For Android users there is hope however since there is an open source repository on F-Droid where you can download and install ad-blocking apps.  You can still root your Android, something Windoze users can’t.

I’ve had enough of Google’s disrespect of our privacy and mania for control over the web.

I’m voting with my feet and migrating away from their software and creepy control issues… ;o)

Harper reintroduces ACTA via the backdoor

In Polytricks on March 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

The HOG (Harper Occupation Government) have outdone themselves again.  Less than a month after withdrawing their unlawful internet surveillance bill they have tabled a new bill that brings in all the worst of ACTA.

This is bogus back-door red herring, pretending to  “protect Canadians from counterfeiting”.  This new bill will give the extortionist copyright trolls free-reign over the online privacy and security of all Canadians.

ACTA fell apart in Europe and was considered a dead deal.  However the TPP is still alive and kicking.  Seems like we are being engulfed by an avalanche of corporate word-soup “trade deals”.

But they aren’t trade deals, they are blatant, world-wide, corporate extortion.

I can’t believe that we have to go through this crap again.  Here is the link to the online petition from Open Media Foundation. It just shows the immense power of the corporate elite over our national governments..

Webcam RAT’s

In Nerds only on March 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

Sure video conferencing is cool and every laptop has a web cam these days but what about the proliferation of RAT software?  Turns out that remote access tools (RAT) are getting easier to hide and have become wildly popular with creepy trolls.

I  feel that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

Unbelievably the school laptop program has been abused and schools are ending up in court for spying on students in their own bedrooms.

The assurances of the ‘experts’ about internet firewalls and anti-virus software are over-blown to put it politely.

The only real way to protect from this invasion of your privacy is to put some tape over the web cam, close the lid of laptop or turn the darn computer off when not using it… ;o)

Here is a video of a young mom getting “Ratted” and realizing that someone is hacking her laptop.. opening cd trays and sending chat messages..

Seems to me that our privacy online is non-existent.  We have to act accordingly and teach the kids to close those lids.

“Religious Freedom” a code word?

In Polytricks on February 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

The Harper Occupation Government (HOG) opened its Office for Religious Freedom yesterday.  This left a lot of people scratching their heads, is Canada now moving from general concern for human rights to concern only for certain religions?  Turns out that despite the baffle-gab about respect for religious rights the words themselves are conservative Evangelical Christian code-words.

Its a classic wedge-politics tactic.  Fighting against gay marriage, against women’s reproductive rights, these are the ‘religious freedoms’ that the evangelicals mean.  Fighting for religious freedom is going to mean divisive political chicanery and an attack on women’s and gay rights.

The HOG is riddled with Evangelical fundamentalists like the guy in the above video who seems to sincerely believe that the largest persecuted religious minority in the world are Christians.  What about the Tibetans in Chinese-occupied Tibet?  Will the HOG be protesting to the Peoples Republic of China about that, or will they be complaining about persecuted Christians in Iran and Egypt?

Besides, religious freedom in Canada is a fairly new phenomenon, just ask any native Canadian about what happened to their religion and culture after the Christian missionaries got a hold of them.

The HOG have no credibility when it comes to human rights of any form and I’m sure that the ‘Office of Religious Freedom’ will turn out to be an Orwellian Ministry of Truth full of fundamentalist sock-puppets, wasting the tax payers money on partisan wedge-politics.. Here is Jon Stewart on how seriously we all could take our religion.. ;o)

USG to sue Standard & Poors over rating fraud

In Polytricks on February 5, 2013 at 8:10 am

News that the USG ‘plans’ to sue rating agency Stardard & Poors for rating fraud connected to the 2008 crash made me smile.  Was it pay-back for S&P’s downgrading of US debt two years ago?  Or is the key word here ‘plans’.  There is more than enough hypocrisy to go around between these two corrupt institutions.

S&P along with all other rating agencies were eagerly bidding-up crap mortgage ‘instruments’, (aka criminal fraud).  The USG bailed these crooked banksters out.  Then S&P had the temerity to downgrade US debt.  Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

My guess is that the USG is looking to shake S&P down for some hard cash.  Rather like the slap on the wrist that HSBC got for laundering billions of dollars in drug money.  Nobody will go to jail but the fines will be hefty.  The USG is acting like  the local cops shaking down the local drug dealer for some protection money.

Its all about exercising power and raising more money for the clubhouse.  The corruption and criminality has seamlessly integrated government and business.

 

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