"The international community will say this and that [about the ban], and it doesn't concern me one bit. [The world] will see the power of the Turkish Republic." Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister, Turkey, March 20
Things didn't work out as planned for PM Erdogan when he tried to shut down Twitter in Turkey on Thursday, March 20. However, the world did see the power of the Turkish people who boosted Twitter usage from 4.54 million to 6.04 million messages in the period after the government ordered the service banned according to the Somera Social Media Rating service. In addition to the 33% increase in message traffic, Somera reported a 17% increase in users. Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, sent a message to Turkish users offering alternatives to access the service. (Image: Twitter)
By Elizabeth Woodworth
With polls consistently showing that approximately 50% of Canadians and Americans doubt the official story of 9/11, the feat of keeping the lid on a public debate for over 12 years has been nothing short of miraculous.
This article presents a simple case study showing that this miracle is being performed with the assistance of Google and YouTube search engine interference.
On September 8, 2013, the popular Russia Today “Truthseeker” program, with over a million subscribers on YouTube, published a 13-minute newscast entitled “The Truthseeker: 9/11 and Operation Gladio (E23).”
Knock, knock? Who’s there? US Census, 1860 A.D. Is there anyone resident who is:
“Idiot,” “insane,” “deaf,” “dumb” or “blind. Black, white or mulatto, imbecility, pauper, true idiots only, convicts prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper?
Knock, knock? Who’s there? US Census, 1880 A.D Is there anyone resident who is:
Race, described as white, black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian?
I respect entrepreneurs who build something from nothing, particularly the vast class of entrepreneurs in the United States who build small businesses and smaller medium sized firms. They are the backbone of any employment growth we have with very little help from the government(s). It's all Wall Street and very little Main Street. (Image: Creative Commons)
It is natural and probably correct most of the time to impute great skills and intelligence to entrepreneurs who start out with nothing and build huge companies. The accomplishments of Gates and Jobs are works of genius, undeniably (regardless of what you think of the brand). But occasionally, someone makes it big who also happens to be a moron.
For whatever reason, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has some group supporting the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. When CREDO ran their ad with Zuckerberg's image (creative commons) in the ad, it was pulled for lack of proper permissions. (See Think Progress)
This is where the "moron" part comes in.
by Tracy Turner
Anyone who started using the Internet in the era of Windows 3.1 or Mac System 7.1.2 (or using Unix) knows that the
Mainstream Media Oligarchs Duopolists crooks are indoctrinating (McDonaldizing) the Internet; or in the words of disney.com, making the Internet the post-journalism "happiest place on Earth"... If there were truth in advertising, make-believe Disney would actually be the concoctedly happiest place on Earth. In the past 8-9 months, websearches on Google, Bing, Yahoo and AolSearch are returning increasingly Censored Results...
The five forged news and fictitious media giants with their 'progressive' Scott Pelley's, 'avante garde' Rachel Maddow's, 'radical' Anderson Cooper's, 'high-minded' Barbara Walters, etc. have yet to ask the simple question, how did the police find Christopher James Dorner's ** fireproof ** wallet, * thrice *?
By Rady Ananda
On Jan. 26, the European Union and 22 member states signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. They have now joined the US and seven other nations that signed the treaty last October.
By Rady Ananda
Susan Lindauer’s piece of the 9/11 puzzle adds more evidence to support the charge of criminal negligence at the command level and exposes the utter depravity of the Patriot Act. Even more, as the primary Intelligence Asset for Iraq, she proves that top officials of the Bush regime were fully aware that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction prior to the invasion, and had, in fact, negotiated a peace treaty in order to end UN sanctions.
To tell this truth cost her her job, her freedom and almost her sanity.
By Rady Ananda
For two days this month, Wordpress.com, which hosts a tenth of the world's websites drawing nearly 300 million unique visitors a month, suffered the largest distributed denial-of-service attack in its six-year history. Six separate attacks on March 3 and 4, mostly originating from China, targeted a single Chinese-language site hosted by WP.
On March 3rd, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg told TechCrunch (also hosted by WP), “There’s an ongoing DDoS attack that was large enough to impact all three of our datacenters in Chicago, San Antonio, and Dallas."
By Robert Singer
October 8, 2008
2008 Debate: "It's the economy, stupid"
Barack Obama and John McCain clashed over the causes and cures for the worst economic crisis in 80 years in the debate last night.
Republican McCain called for a sweeping $300 billion program to stop mortgage foreclosures so they could continue the American Dream and get back to shopping. Yes, national politicians are still suggesting that if we just shop some more for stuff made in China, our economy will get back on track. What part of import/export economics do our elected officials not understand?
The current economic crisis, according to Barack Obama, is the result of the last eight years of the Bush administration. Not true, it is the final verdict of United States economic policies of the last six decades. Americans enjoyed the highest standard of living in the Western world based on our ability to import cheap, raw materials (thanks to the CIA) and ship refrigerators, cars, airplanes and military hardware to the rest of the world. When the rest of the world caught on, and the refrigerators, cars, airplanes and even our socks started to be produced elsewhere, we still had one more product to ship offshore, and, beginning in 1980 the Reagan administration embarked upon the greatest export of all: OUR DEBT. What we are witnessing in the economic crisis today is the final death march of the dollar. After the government printed an extra trillion dollars over the weekend, the huge drop in markets worldwide shows the extent to which people no longer believe the safest place to be is in U.S. dollars. Our economy also hinges on understanding our dependence on foreign oil. Both Obama and McCain were sure that if we just get out and start drilling we can get the economy out of trouble and back on track for everyone to experience the American Dream. Although drilling offshore or onshore is on the bridge to nowhere, there is a solution to our economic problems related to energy.
Does the following analysis sound familiar?
A weakening U.S. dollar is putting upward pressure on oil prices. The shock produced chaos in the West. In the United States, the retail price of a gallon of gasoline rose 50%, consumption dropped by 6.1% from September to February. Underscoring the interdependence of the world societies and economies, oil-importing nations in the noncommunist industrial world saw sudden inflation and economic recession. The energy crisis led to greater interest in renewable energy and spurred research in solar power and wind power as well as increased interest in mass transit.
By Rady Ananda
UPDATE: Over 1,200 mirror sites now host Wikileaks.
On Dec. 2nd, extremist Senators John Ensign (R-NV), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced a bill entitled the Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act (SHIELD), effectively criminalizing whistleblowers.
The next day, the Library of Congress confirmed that it blocked Wikileaks from its database, bluntly denying access by the Congressional Research Service. Not only is the public being prevented from viewing whatever Wikileaks has to say, but so are government researchers who advise Congress.
Writing for the Federation of American Scientists, Steven Aftergood said, "if CRS is 'Congress’s brain,' then the new access restrictions could mean a partial lobotomy."
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