sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan holds tens of thousands (70%
are women and children) who fled from the war in Syria. The refugees
urged the international community to help put a halt to the flow of
weapons from Iran and the influx of Lebanese Hezbollah fighters into
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, who visited 4 people in
the encampment of 150,000 said, "A lot of different options are under
consideration. I wish it was very simple. As you know, we've been
fighting two wars for 12 years. We are trying to help in various ways,
including helping Syrian opposition fighters have weapons. We are doing
new things. There is consideration of buffer zones and other things but
it is not as simple as it sounds."
Sure, okay John. And maybe we'll grow some trees for shade soon.
Meanwhile, in important news getting all the attention:
Woods is complaining about the placement of the pins on the greens of
the British Open Golf Tournament and the condition of the fairways.
The management reacted immediately and said;
"Muirfield’s greens were hand-watered overnight before the second
round. The Club’s sprinkler system was not used. This morning the greens were double cut at 4mm and first thing
in the morning they were running at 10.5 feet on the Stimpmeter as
opposed to 11 feet the previous morning. The greens are expected to pick up pace during the day but dramatic
increases are not anticipated. The watering has
not affected the firmness values of the greens which remain the same as
during the first round."
Hope you're not too frustrated, Tiger?
Wow, the world is concerned when your putting is off.
A photo taken by Jeff Widener on June 5, 1989 during the Tiananmen Protests. One man heroically blocked a column of 59 tanks heading east on Beijing's Chang'an Boulevard, (Avenue of Eternal Peace) near Tiananmen Square. The tanks tried to go around him but he still stepped into their path. This historical photo was taken from the Beijing Hotel, with a 400 mm lens about a half mile away. No one knows the brave man's name or what happened to him.
copyright Jeff Widener
It is a moving and graphic record of China at that time. The Chinese government was trying to stop information such as emails and photos getting out of the country during this incident, however they learned quickly that their control of the world wide web flow was thoroughly lacking and we had a message about the turmoil within China and the people's desire for freedom.
So now we have 'photographer' Pavel Maria Smejkal, digitally erasing the intense subject of the photograph and supposedly calling it art? This is a misplaced idea of depicting images into oblivion. Smejkal has done this with many historical photographs, and creating a manipulation of these kinds of photographs is merely trying to ride on the coat-tails of real photographers who were IN the action and risked much to get a glimpse of history unfolding. "I remove the central motifs from historical documentary photographs." Smejkal explained in an interview with The New York Times. “I use
images that have become our cultural heritage, that constitute memory of
nations, serve as symbols or tools of propaganda and exemplify a
specific approach to photography.”
Making important pictures into shots of dirt is an affront to the original creator. Pavel is not an artist or a photographer. It's no better than adding smiley faces. So what is the point? I would think Pavel has an assured job at NSA in the history changing division or the propaganda ministry. Or Shoes R Us.
Images from Wikipedia must not be used in a manner that is likely to replace the original market role of the original copyrighted media. Use of historic images from press agencies must only be used in a transformative nature, when the image itself
is the subject of commentary rather than the event it depicts.
Note that someone has tried to have the original photograph removed from Wikipedia which only points out how important it really is. We have enough interference with the truth, people like Pavel should just go away.
.... that you may find interesting. When you sign IN to your Facebook account, do you always sign OUT when you leave?
So while you are ON your Facebook account, that you have already given them masses of private info about yourself, which as you know, can be cross-referenced with your 'friends' on Facebook by anyone who has access to Facebook. So because the NSA has literally ALL of that info easily available to them, they can find out virtually anything about you from you actually posting your private thoughts!
But look at this, when you sign into Facebook, you are Mary Smith, for instance, you do some reading and say hi to your friends, and tell them your day so far. Then, you click on to doing other things on the web.
BUT, did you sign OUT before moving on?
Otherwise you are still signed IN to Facebook, and every site you visit, you are doing that as Mary Smith! And may be tracked from website to website! Including any comments you make on those other websites! Scary huh?
Don't forget you gave Facebook all those options when you signed up.
Get back under your bed, they're watching you too!
This is traceroute #1859.
TR1859 shows data packets travelling from a home computer in Toronto to
the San Francisco Art Institute's website. Along this route, we see that
the data passes through a known NSA surveillance site, AT&T's
internet switching facility in San Francisco, located at 611 Folsom
Street.At this site, a splitter cabinet has been installed to divert a copy of all gateway traffic to NSA computers for inspection.
The NSA is strongly suspected of having installed 15-20 similar
spy rooms at other locations across the United States, including Los
Angeles, New York and Chicago. The IXmaps database contains hundreds of
routes that pass through both known and suspected NSA suveillance sites.
See more routes that travel through NSA surveillance sites See a summary of the evidence supporting our claims regarding the NSA
Canadian Network Sovereignty
This is traceroute #3381.
TR3381 shows data packets travelling from a home computer in Toronto to a
local news and entertainment website. Along this route, we see that packets that begin and end in Toronto, pass through Chicago, a suspected NSA surveillance site.
As a result of many technical, economic and policy choices made
principally by private corporations, Canadian internet traffic is often
routed through the US, even when both origin and destination are within
Canada. These "boomerang routes" prompt concerns regarding Canadian network sovereignty, since Canadians' packets
passing through routers in the US are subject to US interests, such as
surveillance under provisions of the USA Patriot Act or the NSA's
warrentless surveillance program described elsewhere. The IXmaps
database contains hundreds of examples of Canadian boomerang routes.