The Elephants and The MulesOnce upon a time, in a faraway place was a land of elephants. The elephants spent their days walking from one lovely place to another eating the grass which grew in abundance there. They lived with their families and lived contented lives.More Like This
One day, the elephants saw a great cloud of smoke off to the West. It billowed upward until flames appeared at the base of the firestorm and the elephants were frightened. But the fire stopped when it got to the Great River. They were safe.
A week or two later, the elephants started seeing mules coming from the West. They were tired and hungry, some with burn marks and scorches. They told the elephants the same story, that they lived in their land eating their grasses when a huge thunderstorm came through and lightening started a voracious grass fire which spread all the way to the Great River. Many mules had been killed, many more injured. T
ARCHIVE OF IMPORTANT LEAKSThe purpose of this journal is as an archive recording links to news articles based on important individual leaks. At the moment it only contains the 'US Embassy Cable' content, originally available on the front page of the group. We are currently streamlining the frontpage list as direct links to Wikileaks homepages for each new collection of leaks.More Like This
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This Day In Wikileaks http://www.thisdayinwikileaks.org/
The Global Intelligence Files (Stratfor leaks)
Wikileaks - The Global Intelligence Files http://wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.html
Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network (TrapWire Program) http://www.businessinsider.com/trapwire-everything-you-need-to-know-2012-8?utm_source=twbutton
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
Compass RoseWhichever way the Trade Wind blowsMore Like This
Four quarters of the compass rose
I pack my life up small and go
My future course I do not know.
The golden shores of childhood dreams
Lie broken off the starboard beam
But time and tide will never wait
And I am master of my fate.
My choices made, my sails are full
The tide moves underneath my hull
My youth receding in the past
The ocean spreads before me, vast.
Though lonely is the road I take
The known world far behind my wake
The ship is mine to steer at last
And hope burns bright above my mast.
© Catherine Fischer
Family is sacredToday, my father's Mac crashed and I fixed the problem in one sitting. Being the computer he uses to make a living, his relief was palpable.More Like This
And I was reminded...
Family is sacred.