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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

29 September - Analysis Without Idiocy

 Down With Tyranny

"Education Nation" might be a more inspiring rubric if it applied to a nation that actually had some respect for education 

"Education Nation is NBC News' year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America."

-- from NBC News's Education Nation website

  "When we put the plutocrats in charge, we get their crackpot ideas on matters like education,"

For Ravitch's thoughts on master thug Rahm Emanuel as educational reformer, which I meant to write about but never got around to, see her terrific NYRB blogpost "Two Visions for Chicago's Schools."
  ......Mishra is looking at the clash between East and West that played out in the late 18th and early 19th centuries from the vantage point of the Easterners


 Conspiracy Facts
Centre for Research on Globalization
Educate Yourself
Fluoride Action Network
Global Political Awakening and the New World Order

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

India's Gargantuan Biometric Database Raises Big Questions 

"Privacy protections should be inversely proportional to power," Abraham wrote in a Business Standard op-ed. "The transparency demanded of politicians, bureaucrats and large corporations cannot be made mandatory for ordinary citizens. Surveillance must be directed at big-ticket corruption, at the top of the pyramid and not retail fraud at the bottom. Even for retail fraud, the power asymmetry will result in corruption innovating to circumvent technical safeguards. Government officials should be required by law to digitally sign the movement of resources each step of the way till it reaches a citizen. Open data initiatives should make such records available for public scrutiny. With support from civil society and the media, citizens will themselves address retail fraud. To solve corruption, the state should become more transparent to the citizen and not vice versa."

A biometric data collection program of this scale, particularly in the absence of an existing data protection law, presents serious risks to individuals’ privacy. Rather than improving people’s lives, Aadhaar could place their highly sensitive personal information at risk.

America's Descent into Poverty
10 Leading Theories for Dead Birds and Fish
BEWARE : The Real Terrorists are increasing their chatter
Worse than China ? U.S. government wants to censor search
the Department of Justice could force search engines, browsers, and service providers to block users' access to websites, and scrub the American Internet clean of any trace of their existence.

Furthermore, it wouldn't just be the Attorney General who could add sites to the blacklist, but the new bill would allow any copyright holder to get sites blacklisted -- sure to result in an explosion of dubious and confused orders.

Click HERE to read summary of the bill and sign petition
Draconian censorship bill passes Senate 
Internet was never open nor free
Globalists can win Cyberwar but not information war
6 Threats to Free and Open Use of the Internet

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