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  • Attack of the Drones

    posted by Keito
    2012-07-26 22:46:21
    As warfare continues globally, and the use of drones during conflict becomes ever more prevalent, Aljazeera takes a look at the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/thecafe/2012/07/201271872041648814.html
  • Faithless - Mass Destruction

    posted by Keito
    2012-07-18 23:24:23
    My dad came into my room holdin' his hat
    I knew he was leavin'
    He sat on my bed told me some facts
    Son, "I have a duty, callin' on me
    You and your sister be brave my little soldier
    And don't forget all I told you
    Your the mister of the house now remember this
    And when you wake up in the mornin' give your momma a kiss"
    Then I had to say goodbye


    In the mornin' woke Momma with a kiss on each eyelid
    Even though I'm only a kid
    Certain things can't be hid
    Momma grabbed me
    Held me like I was made of gold
    But left her in the stories untold
    I said, "Momma it will be alright
    When daddy comes home, tonight"

    Whether long range weapon or suicide bomb
    A wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether you're soar away Sun or BBC One
    Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct'
    If you're a Caucasian or a poor Asian
    Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether inflation or globalization
    Fear is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether Haliburton, Enron or anyone
    Greed is a weapon of mass destruction
    We need to find courage, overcome
    Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

    The skin under my chin is explodin' again
    I'm gettin' stress from some other children
    I'm holdin' it in
    We takin' sides like a politician
    And if I get friction, we get to fightin'
    I defend my dad, he's the best of all men
    And whatever he's doin', he's doin' the right thing
    It's frightenin', but it makes me mad
    Why do all these people seem to hate my dad
    And if that ain't enough now I get these spots
    I go to sleep every night with my stomach in knots
    And what's more, I can hear momma next door
    Explore the radio for reports of war
    And all we ever seem to do Is hide the tears
    Seem like daddy been gone for years
    But he was right
    Now I'm geared up for the fight
    And he would be proud of me
    If my daddy came home tonight
    Listen me keenly

    Whether long range weapon or suicide bomb
    A wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether you're soar away Sun or BBC One
    Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct'
    If you're a Caucasian or a poor Asian
    Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether inflation or globalization
    Fear is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether Haliburton, Enron or anyone
    Greed is a weapon of mass destruction
    We need to find courage, overcome
    Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

    My story stops here, lets be clear
    This scenario is happenin' everywhere
    And you ain't goin' to Nirvana or Farvana
    You're comin' right back here to live out your karma
    With even more drama than previously, seriously
    Just how many centuries have we been
    Waitin' for someone else to make us free
    And we refuse to see
    That people overseas suffer just like we
    Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free
    Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead
    I don't need good people to pray and wait
    For the Lord to make it all straight
    There's only now, do it right
    'Cause I don't want your daddy... leaving home tonight
  • Chaser's War on Everything - Americans

    posted by Keito
    2012-07-18 22:49:51
    Concrete proof that poor education is a dangerous thing.
  • NSA whistleblower, William Binney, says the NSA has dossiers on nearly every US citizen.

    posted by Keito
    2012-07-18 19:19:06
    "Domestically, they're pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you're doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it's a very dangerous process." He estimated that one telecom alone was sending the government an "average of 320 million logs every day since 2001."

    https://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/hope-9-whistleblower-binney-says-nsa-has-dossiers-nearly-every-us-citizen

    https://www.eff.org/issues/nsa-spying/
  • Richard Stallman Speaks About UEFI

    posted by Keito
    2012-07-21 16:17:20
    "Microsoft demands that ARM computers sold for Windows 8 be set up so that the user cannot change the keys; in other words, turn it into restricted boot. Now, this is not a security feature. This is abuse of the users. I think it ought to be illegal.

    ... if the user doesn’t control the keys, then it’s a kind of shackle, and that would be true no matter what system it is. After all, why is GNU/Linux better than Windows? Not just ’cause it has a different name. The reason it’s better is because it’s freedom-respecting Free software that the users control. But if the machine has restricted boot and the users can’t control the system, then it would be just as bad as Windows."

    http://techrights.org/2012/07/17/rms-on-uefi/