10th Anniversary of 9/11

Remember the pretext for the War on Terror?
9-11 Truth links compendium is an exposition with select video analysis & lectures, contributions by professors, architects, scientists, Federal Aviation Authority experts, former CIA, FBI, military and government officials, firemen, reporters and other eye-witnesses present. Download this Compendium which serves as an introduction to the subject and as a source of additional references for those already familiar with the 9/11 Truth Movement: http://www.democracydefined.org/democracydefinedmaterial.htm
Here is a new and most worthwhile video from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

So What Are My Reservations About Cloud Computing?

Re the cloud as presented in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm-Vnx58UYo
What happens when someone in authority does not like what you have stored on “their\your” cloud and decides to delete your account? (Recently happened to the email account of an anti-vaccination campaigner I know.)
What happens if your cloud vendor has a power outage and you cannot access your data for three days? (Happened recently in EU – Amazon’s botched backup causes cloud chaos, admits software bug also caused it to delete storage snapshots. Some customers forced to wait up to three days for Amazon to retrieve a snapshot… http://www.itnews.com.au/News/267086,amazons-botched-backup-causes-cloud-chaos.aspx)
Whilst the incidents in the Chrome notebook presentation are dramatic and we probably all know someone who has suffered a loss, they are far from routine. Good backup practices are vital for data preservation. http://www.taobackup.com/
The cloud most benefits the storage space vendors and big brother.
Not for this little black duck!

Act Now To Help Save the Amazon Jungle

The Amazon is in serious danger: Brazil is on the verge of gutting its forest protection laws — unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be opened up to clear-cutting devastation.
This threat to the Amazon has sparked widespread anger and protests across the country and tensions are rising. In an effort to stifle criticism, armed thugs, allegedly hired by loggers, have murdered environmental advocates. But the movement is fighting back — in four days, brave indigenous people are leading massive marches across Brazil to demand action and inside sources say President Dilma is considering vetoing the changes.
79% of Brazilians support a veto of the forest law changes and this internal pressure is leading some in Dilma’s administration to back a veto. But we need a global cry of solidarity with the Brazilian people to really force Dilma’s hand. Our global petition will be boldly displayed on banners at the front of the massive marches for Amazon protection. Let’s reach one million to SAVE THE AMAZON! Sign the urgent petition below and send this on to everyone:

A Quote from Cicero 2066 Years Ago

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
– Cicero – 55 BC