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Archive for December 9th, 2010

Jeff Jarvis said it
best…

“I can use Visa
and MasterCard to pay for porn and support anti-abortion fanatics,
Prop 8 homophobic bigots, and the Ku Klux Klan. But I can’t
use them or PayPal to support WikiLeaks transparency, the First
Amendment, and true government reform.”

This is your
government at work folks… making sure the world is safe from
information!

The
masses are mad as hell and they are not being good little boys and
girls and looking the other way on this one. When was the
content of the transparency that was supposed to be this
President’s rallying-call going to do more than move dust from
under one rug to another? It appears transparency is a requirement
when the citizens want to fly to Pittsburgh to see a football game
but not when our country is doing deeds only Darth Vader would
condone using our name as Citizens of the United States of America.
There is a crack in the veneer and those who oppose secrets being
revealed in the cables between world leaders are the same ones that
opposed doing anything about secret slush funds, renditions, and
suspension of civil liberties for US Citizens guaranteed by the
Constitution and the US Supreme Court. I think this is worth
something…

Some more to reflect on today…

People want order, not the truth.”

– Robert
Heinlein

The greatest
challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality
form fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has
always been a challenge…but in the information age… it takes on
a special urgency and importance.” – Michael
Crichton

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