Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fwd: Idea for Open Source Political Party.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Max Nix
Date: Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: Idea for Open Source Political Party.
To: John Sokol 

John -

Because the NWO bankers and the traitors who control the mass media
have DELIBERATELY concealed the information from the American public,
you wouldn't know, for one, that the Icelandic economy is now growing
at 8% per year now that they are TOTALLY free of debt to the NWO banks
and have issued orders for the arrest of the NWO bankers - they are
now totally free, not just debt free, but TOTALLY free in every sense
of the word.

But the second thing you missed is that the people of Iceland united
over the internet and drafted a brand new Constitution to be rid of
the bankers forever, and the input of ALL the people of Iceland in the
drafting of their new Constitution was taken over the internet so that
literally EVERYONE got to participate.  It's a true internet "open
source" democracy.

So your idea of an internet democracy has already happened, but the
mass media of your own country made sure you never heard of it.

That problem is now remedied.

2nd heading in this article - "Creating an Open Source Constitution"
and 3rd heading - "Online Participatory Democracy":

This is what we could be if we only had the courage of the Icelandic
people.  Research it.  See what they've already done.  Iceland:  a
true internet-driven democracy with total freedom and an exploding

And then there's us:  an impoverished slave state with a dying economy
and 50% of its people already living below the poverty line and
getting worse every day, all from from fraudulant debts put on us by
foreign banks and our politicians who they bought (exactly the problem
that Iceland once had before they cast the demons out) with the TSA
massively expanding and crushing our freedom (they just quadrupled
their budget and just set up at Union Station downtown this last week
as they expand) and 800 camps are now being activated while the brand
new NDAA says anyone can be arrested for any reason and held forever
without trial, and even tortured and killed.

Anyway, the Icelanders have already implemented your idea, John, but
interesting contrast between Iceland and the United States, no?.


On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 2:47 AM, John Sokol  wrote:
>  Basic idea is a Political party base on a web site / discussion forum and
> voting software.  ( / style)
>  This would be a party that is entirely over the Internet Candidates are
> voted in from a discussion forum.   They are voted and elected in to office
> with the oath that they must report all data back to web site, and that the
> VOTE's they cast in office are based on overall consensus in discussion
> forums specially designed for this purpose.
>  Basically a real time political representative for a party that is entirely
> internet based.
> The discussion forum would allow people to vote others standing up or down,
> or vote on topic posts,  post and votes can be public or anonymous.
> Fundraising is also done through web site.
> I want to write up a blog post on this idea,. but before I do I want some
> feedback,  improvements, etc.
> Downsides? Arguments for an against.

Doctorow: the Coming War On General-Purpose Computing - Slashdot

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Future Of The Internet's Here. And It's Creepy

Two new studies are offering a sneak peak into the future of the Internet: 24/7 digital surveillance of citizens is about to become affordable for repressive regimes worldwide. Do NOT text a friend about this.
In Gary Shteyngart's 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story, ordinary Americans are glued to superpowered iPhone-like devices while authority figures monitor their every move. Two newly released research papers on the Internet's future, it seems, prove the author did a good job of predicting things. One Pew study has found that text messaging is growing more quickly than anyone has imagined, while a new Brookings paper is predicting cheap and total monitoring of all electronic communications by authoritarian governments in the next few years.
First, the dystopian future. John Villasenor of UCLA conducted research for the Brookings Institution that paints a depressing picture of where Internet monitoring is headed. In the paper, Recording Everything: Digital Storage As An Enabler Of Authoritarian Governments, Villasenor has uncovered convincing evidence that repressive regimes worldwide will soon be able to cheaply monitor all voice and data communications in their country. According to Villasenor, “For the first time ever, it will become technologically and financially feasible for authoritarian governments to record nearly everything that is said or done within their borders--every phone conversation, electronic message, social media interaction, the movements of nearly every person and vehicle, and video from every street corner.”
The same technological advances that enable amazing consumer gadgets like iPhones also help fuel ominous government surveillance projects. Villasenor's research indicates that storage to record all phone calls made in Syria for a year currently costs $2.5 million--but, if current pricing trends continue, this will fall in 2016 to only $250,000. Rapidly falling storage costs also mean that Orwellesque video surveillance schemes will soon became extremely affordable. A pilot project by the Chinese municipality of Chongqing to blanket the city of 12 million with 500,000 video cameras (running, incidentally, on Cisco and HP software) currently costs $300 million in annual storage--but this price will drop to a much more practical $3 million by 2020.
According to the Brookings paper, rapidly falling data storage costs are being combined with massive innovations by repressive regimes in Internet monitoring and censorship--that are often aided and abetted by American firms. Along with Cisco and HP's involvement in Chinese citizen monitoring projects, marquee firms ranging from McAfee to Boeing have sold Internet monitoring software to Iran, Myanmar, and others. Villasenor expects a “coming era of ubiquitous surveillance in authoritarian countries” that will have big implications for U.S. foreign policy.
In less creepy news, a recently released paper from the Pew Research Center has found thattext messaging is exploding in popularity in the third world. The study, titled Global Digital Communication, indicates that the spread of cheap mobile phones in Africa and Asia is profoundly changing the nature of communication. Text messaging is most common in Indonesia and Kenya (where 96% and 89% of mobile phone owners send SMS text messages, respectively) and 50% of mobile owners worldwide use their phones to take pictures or record videos.
Interestingly, the study found that people in lower-income nations who have online access use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter at a much higher rate than their counterparts in Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea. American exceptionalists, however, will find disappointing news in the report: A higher percentage of Spaniards (96%) own mobile phones than Americans (85%), and a higher percentage of Israelis use social networking sites (53% vs. 50%).

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Couple Arrested For Asking For Directions

A young couple lost in Baltimore asked a police officer for directions. For doing so they got arrested. At the end where it cut off the female officer told the girl that she's going to jail too.

Fwd: LulzSec hacks | TG Daily

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ST
Date: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: LulzSec hacks | TG Daily

Since the company supplies law enforcement and elite military, and
since the hackers have stolen their identify info (translation:  they
just made it personal, and they REALLY pissed off the wrong guys), I
predict said hackers just disappear forever sometime in 2012.  Keep in
mind, indefinite imprisonment, torture (probably prolonged torture in
this case) and execution, all without trial, are now completely legal.

They who put out the peoples eyes reproach them for their blindness. - John Milton 1642

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Crawford
Date: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:27 AM

sad but tru