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Monthly Archives: October 2008
Interview with Naomi Wolf author of “Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries” given October 4, 2008 on Mind Over Matters, KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle
Stockmarkets had a ball today and while media is all about panic and crisis stories. It seems like the shock doctrine is on again.
Who would think that the military needs now to expand activities on its own people? Yet even the British government wants, after abuse and mismanagement of government databases, even more database power?
Rokers proberen de antirookorganisatie STIVORO op kosten te jagen door lege sigarettenpakjes naar een antwoordnummer van de organisatie te sturen. STIVORO moet dan opdraaien voor de portokosten. Woordvoerster Lies van Gennip schat dat er sinds de invoering van het rookverbod in de horeca enkele duizenden platgedrukte pakjes zijn binnengekomen. Het heeft de organisatie tot nu toe enkele honderden euro’s gekost.
Update: Smokers rush to the site which shows the smoke cafes locations.
Bandai has a new alarm clock coming out on November 15 called the Gun O’Clock. It looks like a normal rectangular alarm clock, but it comes with a gun and target. When the alarm stars ringing, you have to get up, grab your gun, and start shooting. Every time you pull the trigger and miss, you’ll feel the blowback—if you hit the target, the alarm will stop and you can wake up refreshed and satisfied. You can choose from Normal or Hard mode—the latter requires you to hit the target five times.[via]
Yesterday was announced that Paul Krugman receives the nobel prize for his economic works.
Krugman is outspoken regarding current economic policy, but more interesting: He is well capable of defending his positions against talking-heads.
Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today expressed alarm at the news that the Government’s “Clean Feed” Internet censorship plan will not allow Australian adults to opt-out.
The filter, which will be mandatory for all Australians, was initially touted as a “cyber-safety” measure for homes with children. However, recent comments by experts have revealed the existence of a second, secret black list, that would apply even to homes that managed to opt out of the child-safe filtering scheme.
Australia is heading for a serious backward-syndrome if it will enforce this plan.
Video & Boekbespreking: Frans Nauta in ‘Met Het Oog Op Morgen‘, 28/10/2008
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Maybe you follow this adblog or maybe you’ve heard about it. From now on Turkish readers can not access this blog. Only you, the foreign readers could. They first banned WordPress, later YouTube (still closed), then GoogleGroups. And they banned one of my passion, my blog! And hundred of thousands other! Here the law, and please inform your friends and friends’, in Turkey there is no freedom of speech!
/tip: turn your sound off