Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil • The Register

Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil • The Register.

I agree with Stallman. Which is the chief reason I don’t own an ipad. I freely admit how well designed and user friendly they are but the inability to install your own apps (or 3rd party apps not approved by Apple) is a major affront.

RIM backdoor access for Indian probers • The Register

RIM backdoor access for Indian probers • The Register.

and how will the Indian public KNOW that access is only granted for legitimate purposes to legitimate users?

Wanted: Oakland cop who injured Iraq War veteran – Anonymous offers bounty – Security

Wanted: Oakland cop who injured Iraq War veteran – Anonymous offers bounty – Security.

Assassination Politics anyone?

A beautiful but creepy vision of the “smart glass” future

A beautiful but creepy vision of the “smart glass” future.

We’re already seeing some of these (version 1 at least) and I’m betting we’ll see about half of them at street level within the next decade.

Note that Corning, at least, still think it’s an attractive proposition to wander off the street into a shop and have the damn thing recognise you by name (a la Minority Report). It CAN be, but only when we invite it. We must also remain perfectly free to wander the world in anonymity whenever it suits us. Our ability to resist tyranny both depends on it and is a measured by what level of such liberty we retain…

Feds Asked Polar Bear Researcher To Take Polygraph : NPR

Feds Asked Polar Bear Researcher To Take Polygraph : NPR.

Beautiful response to the State Bully when challenged to take a polygraph test ( the alleged “lie detector” – which can be as much as about 75% accurate on a good day)

“Only if you take one too”

That’s the spirit!

And I would have also insisted that the whole thing is televised, live, and that I get to ask one question for each of his.

Now what would my questions be…

1 Do you really believe I am guilty of scientific fraud?

2 Is the real purpose of this investigation to seek out scientific fraud?

3 Is the real purpose of this investigation to intimidate researchers whose work may cause political difficulties for the State?

those would do for starters…

Complete transcript for Oct. 5, 2011 – Countdown with Keith Olbermann // Current TV

Complete transcript for Oct. 5, 2011 – Countdown with Keith Olbermann // Current TV.

what a stunning and inspirational  charge sheet/call to arms!

“As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members. That our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors. That a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people, and the Earth, and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.

We come to you at a time when corporations — which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality — run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here as is our right to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in workplaces based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is, itself, a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut worker’s health care and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams, but look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products, endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives, or provide relief in order to protect investments that have

already turned a substantial profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully kept people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners, even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City general assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble, occupy public space, create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard.”

Reformed Nazi Twin Singers Renounce Racism; Credit Marijuana – Toke of the Town

Reformed Nazi Twin Singers Renounce Racism; Credit Marijuana – Toke of the Town.

One of the more spectacular weed induced conversions…