Tuesday, 31 May 2011

*The* Conspiracy Theory

The corporate-industrial-media oligarchy sure does love it's labels: left-wing, right-wing, conspiracy theorist, "so-called: truther", alarmist, crack-pot, pinko-communist, home-grown terrorist, etc... I tend to believe that people "cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced." -- Fox Mulder, the X-files. People are complex; people are not single-minded; people can change their mind, therefore these labels can only serve to discredit the individual.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The War on Terror


[ter-er] Show IPA
  1. intense, sharp, overmastering fear: to be frantic with terror.  
  2. an instance or cause of intense fear or anxiety; quality of causing terror: to be a terror to evildoers.
  3. any period of frightful violence or bloodshed likened to the Reign of Terror in France.
I would hate to point out that The French beat the U.S. to the punch by more than 200 years, but only because it makes that anti-French renaming movement where 'freedom fries' and 'freedom toast' were born a few years ago look even more childish.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

© law­™ ®

OK, I am surprised it has taken me this long to post anything about copyright law since it has been bothering me for almost as long as I can remember. Maybe it took this news to enrage me all over again...

Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The U.S. Governments plans on cybercrime

Obama has come forward with a plan to tighten laws on cybercrime, it's all over the internet. The policy is being sold as
more a set of guiding principles than a binding text, and there are no set deadlines or goals for reaching agreements with other countries.
But on who's agenda? Sure the internet has plenty of criminal activity like the trade of child pornography, rampant malware, or Goldman Sacks defrauding Australian companies of hundreds of million dollars while screwing entire economies. But some of this activity has not been prosecuted in the U.S. and has even been rewarded with massive payouts of taxpayer money. I don't want that kind of justice, thank you.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tighter security measures on the Canada U.S. Border? I'm all for it


So they (the U.S.) want to tighten border security... I suggest that we (Canada) tighten security more than them, maybe build a wall and lay bear traps on their side.

Did I get someone's attention?

I woke up @ 06:25 this morning. I went to bed @ 00:00 last night. I certainly did not edit my blog @ 04:10... My computer was not on either...

I am going to hope this was somebody restoring a draft that I'd lost in the great blogger outage of 2011. Otherwise it's time to come up with even better passwords.


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

With ThinThread the NSA can spy on us all

Bill Binney has apologized for his creation which has been used to sift through internet traffic collected at 'Secret Rooms' in major Telcos in the U.S. Thomas Drake (a former NSA employee), had access to documentation on this project known as ThinThread and managed to sneak them out of the intelligence agency’s headquarters, at Fort Meade, Maryland, for the purpose of “unauthorized disclosure.”.

Indiana's done what?

Maybe it's not enough that Indiana Supreme Court decided Police must be let into your house because they are there (Page 6 of Supreme Court ruling 82S05-1007-CR-343):
In sum, we hold that Indiana the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law.
And though Kentucky might have outmaneuvered them by allowing evidence obtained via unwarranted search and seizure. 

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Canadian bank bailout we never heard about

Apparently we all missed where the 'alleged' government surplus from 2008 went: the banks. What the Harper government called this was a 'credit backstop' that not only used the couple of billion dollar surplus in the budget, it created a 64 billion dollar deficit. I'd hate to see what Harper calls an unbalanced budget, oh wait, that'd likely mean money in my pocket so I'd really like to see unbalanced.

But how did this get so little press coverage? 2008 was an election year wasn't it? Harper did not have a majority government at the time, where were the opposition parties?

Obama's already capitalizing on Osama


Can a campaign sustain itself based on the name dropping of a dead man? I suspect we are about to find out as elections are approaching in the U.S. OBL the name to end all debate over who should rule the world's only superpower (with an iron fist and the other hand in the cookie jar). I find it incredible that this tactic would be used given the growing number of skeptics over 'the official stories' that have been changed more than once...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Canada needs to stand up against Bill C-51 part 3

Preservation Demand and Order (Clause 13)

Information in electronic form may be easily and quickly destroyed or altered. Clause 13 of the bill therefore adds a new investigative tool to the Code to preserve this type of evidence, which may take one of two forms: a preservation demand or a preservation order. A preservation demand is made by a peace officer (new s. 487.012 of the Code), while a preservation order is made by a judge, on application by a peace officer (new s. 487.013 of the Code).


Canada needs to stand up against Bill C-51 part 2

Clause11: The existing provisions of the Code regarding the offences of sending a message in a false name and sending false information, indecent remarks or “harassing” messages (the French term “harassants” currently used in subsection 372(3) of the Code is replaced by “harcelants” in the bill) refer to certain communication technologies used to commit those offences, such as telegram, radio and telephone. Clause 11 of the bill amends those offences by removing the references to those specific communication technologies and, for some of those offences, substituting a reference to any means of telecommunication. As a result, it will be possible to lay charges in respect of those offences regardless of the transmission method or technology used.
  1. False name: dirtykid© --- Check
  2. False information: 2+2=5 --- Check
  3. Harassing or indecent remarks? This would appear to be rather subjective, I make remarks that many find to be indecent frequently... Who is making this determination?