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Dr. Martin Luther King would often say, "Where we stand in times of controversy is a measure of our character. Some leaders follow opinion polls. Others stand up for their principles, refuse to compromise and mold opinion."
"Because bad men will notConstitutional Law is given by the People for Control of their Government
PUBLIC LAWPublic Law is enacted by government in accordance with Constitutional Law for the good of the People.
in a democracy people get the government they deserve
"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory."
"If you sacrifice your values because you're afraid, you don't care about those values very much."
National Do Not Call RegistryLink to FCC page describing National Do Not Call Registry
The referenced page (above) includes links for Checking Your Number and for filing complaints.
Common Methods of HackingSuggested Reading: Six Common ways we Get Hacked
Wealth is not self-existing: it is created by people working . Wealth does not issue from government . Government confiscates wealth from working people .
Freedom Patrol:If a nation expects to be ignorant and free it expects what never was and never will be ... The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free, and every man is able (and willing) to read, all is safe.
-- Thomas Jefferson American Rhetoric: Index to Famous Speeches
The Great Enemy of Clear Language is insincerity
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth~~~ Buddha
A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of the truth. --Albert Einstein
"The American political system is not the democratic model of which its glorifiers speak.
In actuality it frustrates democracy by confusing the individual citizen, paralyzing policy discussion,
and consolidating the irresponsible power of military and business interests"
Fallacies in Logic
"Petitio Principii -- Begging the Question" -- is to presume a fact not established. you will see this in the press frequently
Any form of argument in which the conclusion occurs as one of the premisses. More generally, a chain of arguments in which the final conclusion is a premiss of one of the earlier arguments in the chain. Still more generally, an argument begs the question when it assumes any controversial point not conceded by the other side. REFERENCE
"A "pacifist," who lets evil run rampant, is an enemy of ultimate peace... tho peaceful"
or Google for more info
(Steve Wozniak) "If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said: "Faster Horses""
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down
in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay
there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper,
without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes
glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you
will observe is a vast wasteland.
"The mind is the source of Happiness, and Unhappiness" - Buddha
Darrell (Scott) Williams ( (FLICKR)
"Some Days are Diamonds; some days are Dust
In my opinion no one … should close the road to free philosophizing about mundane and physical things, as if everything had already been discovered and revealed with certainty. Nor should it be considered rash not to be satisfied with those opinions which have become common. No one should be scorned in physical disputes for not holding to the opinions which happen to please other people best.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
"...in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sits a fourth Estate more important far than they all."
Section 2Oppressions ultimate resource is the cooperation of the oppressed
A Fool is one who has been taught much but who knows very little.
FINANCE" ...Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them. Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice."
-- George Washington in a letter to Jabez Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787
...trusting giant corporations - whose business models rely on selling your identity to advertisers -
to safeguard your privacy is like hiring a kleptomaniac to guard the sweet shop.
"Two things are sold in the United States without product liability: Religion and Software"
Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.
"No matter the specific techniques involved, historically mass surveillance has had several constant attributes. Initially, it is always the country's dissidents and marginalized who bear the brunt of surveillance, leading those who support the government or are merely apathetic to mistakenly believe they are immune. And history shows that the mere existance of a mass surveillance apparatus, regardless of how it is used, is in itself sufficient to stifle dissent. A citizenry that is aware of always being watched quickly becomes a compliant and fearful one."
NO PLACE TO HIDE Glenn Greenwald, p.3
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance." -- James Madison
"Should government refrain from regulation [of the volume of money] the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the FRAUD can no longer be concealed." -- British Lord John Maynard Keynes (the father of 'Keynesian Economics' which our nation now endures) in his book "THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE" (1920).
COMPUTER SECURITY, Cont'd
Surveillance is the business model of the Internet
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly against the city.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the heart's of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague"
We don't need no stinking IoT
Linux, and Build your own Computer Project
What about all those programs that only run on Windows?
Thomas Jefferson, 1821: "...when all government... in little as in great things,
shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will
render powerless the checks provided of one government on another
and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from
which we separated."
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