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Wikileaks: More and More of Less and Less

No need to take the red pill or blue pill; you are now living in the Matrix.

Technology is expanding our world exponentially at a mind-boggling pace, but no matter how technical the language, the core issues are all too human – hinged to our being and the fabric of our societies.

In dumping more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables to the public, Wikileaks is giving us more and more of less and less – forcing a redefinition in at least three major areas: journalism, international relations, and constitutional law & civil rights. Continue reading

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Inside the World of Anonymous Attacks

I felt like a character in a spy thriller sci-fi movie. Little did I know how deeply I would get dragged in.

I watched the static screen of Operation Payback – the Anonymous video and listened to the machinelike human voice. It said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the Truth becomes a revolutionary act.” Then the Rolling Stones’ PAINT IT BLACK began playing in the background. The voice continued, “We are Anonymous. What you do or do not know about us is irrelevant.” Continue reading

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Julian Assange Interpol Documents

Confidential Interpol documents about the global alert on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Title is FUGITIVE WANTED FOR PROSECUTION. (Interesting that the red notice misspelled his name “Julien.”) This was given separately by two sources from different countries which prove authenticity. Have redacted code identifying source. Continue reading

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“O brave new world! That has such people in it!” – William Shakespeare

I love the way Shakespeare’s famous phrase – and irony – has been picked up by authors through the years – Voltaire in 1759, Emile Zola in 1885, Rudyard Kipling in 1919 and Aldous Huxley in 1939. It is the inspiration for this blog.
In each of these works, the characters somehow are idealistic (or naïve) and jump into a future world with wonder, expecting the best of human nature. Often, they’re disappointed. In Huxley’s Brave New World, the protagonist hangs himself. Continue reading

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Noynoy Flunks His First Test

Filipinos have high hopes for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who took power two months ago with the largest margin of victory in two decades and an 85% approval rating. His popularity rested mostly on promises of good values and cleaner governance—promises his mother, democracy icon Cory Aquino, made too. Yet his first major test in office shows how early political compromises are exacerbating problems in the weak institutions he’s promised to reform. Continue reading

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