Thursday, October 27, 2005

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace : "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
by John Perry Barlow

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.
Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.
You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."

Read the whole declaration by clicking the link above.

anarchy in its finest form!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF: About: "About EFF
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies of freedom are
transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens,
creators, and consumers. These technologies are increasingly under
attack, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line
of defense, protecting our civil liberties in the networked world.
EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 well before the
Internet was on most people's radar and continues to confront
cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and
consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the
public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and
technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom
primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation.
In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and
public. Sometimes just defending technologies isn't enough, so EFF
also helps fund and build freedom-enhancing inventions.

EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to
continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is
particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from
individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight
%u2014and win%u2014more cases.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Supporting Hillary ...a message from Cindy Sheehan

: "I thought Mrs. Clinton listened, but apparently she didn't because immediately afterwards she said the following to Sarah Ferguson of the Village Voice:
'My bottom line is that I don't want their sons to die in vain... I don't believe it's smart to set a date for withdrawal... I don't think it's the right time to withdraw.'
That quote sounds exactly like what the few Republicans I talked to that week said. Making sure that our children did not die in 'vain' sounds exactly like something George Bush says. A 'date' for withdrawal? That sounds like Rush Limbaugh to me. That doesn't sound like an opposition party leader speaking to me. What Sen. Clinton said after our meeting sounds exactly like the Republican Party talking points I heard from Senators Dole and McCain."

Ain't a lick of difference between the elites on both sides of the the aisle. Their interests are not our interests, we are but pawns in their games of domination and exploitation. Our pain and sacrifice matter to them only when it fattens their bank accounts.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Props and Puppets

Props and Puppets : "Props and Puppets
Wade Sanders | October 19, 2005

It remains to be seen just how far George Bush is willing to go in exploiting the members of our uniformed services to compensate for his own lack of substance. Pretending to be a pilot at the controls of an airplane he is not qualified to fly, then strutting about on aircraft carrier deck wearing the uniform of a service he did not serve in; gathering together the willing and unwilling to provide a tapestry for his speeches. However, I must say that his recently staged "spontaneous and unrehearsed" live from Tikrit, with carefully screened soldiers already sworn to obey him under pain of courts-martial, may set a new benchmark. (By the way, hold the presses on the body armor, we need to get better Teleprompters for our troops, they had a tough time reading those cue cards and actually seemed coached.)"

Hmmm... seems even the military boys are starting to get a bit restive. Does this spell doom for dubya? (Methinks with glee, yes!) New Anti-Gun Control Law Set for Alaska

: "JUNEAU, Alaska --

Starting Wednesday, handgun owners won't need permits to carry concealed weapons in the seven Alaska cities where they're still required. There also will be no more restrictions on keeping a firearm in a vehicle. "

Not all lefties are anti-gun, some like moi are anti-gun control!
Long Live the Republic of Alaska!!!

I included the french in the last missive just to piss off you right wing IDIOTS!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Burning of America :: Intervention Magazine :: War, Politics, Culture

The Burning of America :: Intervention Magazine :: War, Politics, Culture:

"Even the most dimwitted see the "light" when flames engulf them, even the infamous Texan hubris can't block out the pain when the body turns crispy black. And in Bush's America the flame is growing stronger and getting hotter -- the flame of Republican corruption, the flame of a deadly war, the flame of a stripped government. America is turning black, the pain is getting worse. There is change in the distressed air.

During this period of painful change we need to remain steady. Articulate why we oppose Bush's policies and explain patiently what we stand for. Don't overdue the vicious attacks, Americans won't hear you. But do remain firm, Americans detest the wishy-washy. Be resolute without being arrogant. When burnt Americans finally make their way to a sliver of an open mind, we should tell them there is another way. Ditch the moronic leadership, out of Iraq and rebuild America. "