Month: January 2015

Ben Klass scores

“In the announcement this morning, the CRTC chairman was unequivocal that their position is to support an open internet” – Ben Klass “When the impetus to innovate steps on the toes of the principle of fair and open access to content, we will intervene….we will defend and support an open Internet. Canadians want an open communication system. And we heard you.” – CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais David slays Goliath: a net neutrality Q&A with Ben...

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CSE strums the Atomic Banjo

“be be beep be beep beep beep be beep” – the sound of the “Atomic Banjo” strumming Yankee Doodle. A few quotes from a story on CBC regarding the CSE’s (Communications Security Establishment) Levitation project which is performing mass surveillance on Canadians’ Internet use of public file sharing services.  In principle it’s a a solid approach to build behavioral profiles of dangerous individuals who mean to do us harm, however the lack of oversight of the program is troublesome, particularly so given the current political climate in Canada. “The specific uses that they talk about in this context may...

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Restoring the Bank of Canada For The People

Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) Rocco Galati at the Toronto City Hall Council Chambers speaking about the Bank of Canada case – Jan, 24, 2015 “The reason they say they don’t want to make interest free loans from the Bank of Canada is they claim that there’ll be inflationary pressure…which is a metric tonne of horseshit. The Bank of Canada and especially the federal reserve in the last few years has been giving interest free loans to the private banks…our primary lending rate is three quarters of one percent this week…the private banks get their money from the Bank of Canada at less than one percent and they lend it back to our government at three or three and a half percent and we pay the bill…so if the Bank of Canada giving money to the private banks at nearly 0 percent isn’t inflationary, why would it be inflationary if they give it to the government …because it’s going to be paid off in the next fiscal year anyway” “The controlled media has basically been given marching orders not to cover the story…and when people say I’m being a conspiracy theorist on that, well my answer always is if I’m a conspiracy theorist than you must be a coincidence theorist…coincidences are not against the Criminal Code of Canada, conspiracies are…they’re indictable offences because they happen every day…”...

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The Three Laws of Robotics

Impressive robot from Boston Dynamics.  Hopefully robot developers remember Isaac Asimov‘s Three Laws of Robotics before humanity discovers an autonomous zero point energy source. The Three Laws of Robotics A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law....

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Sacred Geometry – The Vesica Piscis

 The Vesica Piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the perimeter of the other. The name literally means the “bladder of a fish” in Latin. The shape is also called mandorla (“almond” in...

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Stop dropping bombs Canada

Stop dropping bombs Canada…for every terrorist we kill with a bomb, we create two; not to mention the scores of innocent civilians who will be indiscriminately killed by dropping ~1000lb bombs with enough destructive force to level whole neighbourhoods.

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