Did you know that there was a successful peaceful revolution in Iceland? It’s true. But you wouldn’t know from watching TV.
In 2008, the people of Iceland forced their prime minister and his whole government to resign. Next, they nationalized the banks & opted not to pay back the fake debt created by foreign bankers. Next, they created a public assembly to rewrite their constitution. And all of this in a peaceful way.
The people of Iceland have proven to the world that there is a way to dismantle the system while preserving peace & democracy.
Instead of punishing the bank’s little clients by stealing their savings, as the EU, World Bank & IMF is forcing Cyprus to do, the Icelanders punished the people who were to blame: the bankers.
Democracy You have to wonder why the Icelanders are in the minority on this.
The spirit of Gene Hunt is alive and well Frack away, IGas Energy, the Metropolitan Police has your back.
For all his background in constitutional law and human rights, Mr Obama has shown little patience for whistleblowers: his administration has used the Espionage Act against leakers of classiﬁed information far more than any of his predecessors. It is difﬁcult to imagine Mr Obama giving Mr Snowden the pardon he deserves.
Google’s remaining anomaly on my account Working my way down the list: privacy breaches in Adsense, remedied after a few years; bug in Analytics, remedied after three years. And now that Rick Klau intervened and sorted out the privacy glitch on my long-dead Blogger account after another three-and-a-half years (note: Rick did it in a day. The other idiots at Google dicked me around for three-and-a-half years), there remains one anomaly on my Google Dashboard.
Apparently I have three contacts. Except that none of them are mine. (They are inaccessible, incidentally, so I have no clue who they are. World’s best brand, huh?)
Pinterest loves spammers These are four of the strangers who I do not follow, who appear on my Pinterest feed. (And they have nothing to do with joint boards, as Pinterest falsely claims, since I have left all of mine, nor were they related pins, which was Pinterest’s other excuse.) Gee, I wonder if they are spammers. Which begs the question: why is Pinterest in league with spammers?
Pinterest is buggered I have complete strangers in my Pinterest feed. Pinterest claims that this can happen if I am a member of a joint board, because these are people followed by the board. So tonight, I removed myself from all such boards. Hasn’t changed a thing. They are also not people followed by friends and colleagues whom I have invited to join my boards. (Incidentally, this is not the ﬁrst time this has happened to me on Pinterest, and it only seems to plague my personal account, not the Lucire one we have at work.)
Pinterest is hopeless Not only did I ﬁnd hundreds of accounts on Pinterest that I never followed among my “following”, and discovered that the website unilaterally turned my email notiﬁcations back on without my permission, it is unable to ﬁnd Wellington on its map. Glad I never signed up to Foursquare, which apparently drives the mapping technology, if it’s this useless.
Just another typical website like Google or Facebook overriding people’s privacy settings at will.