2014 Robert Steele: LA IMPORTANCIA DE LAS RELACIONES CIVICO – MILITARES EN EL PROCESO DE PROFESIONALIZACIÓN DE LOS SERVICIOS DE INTELIGENCIA

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Presentacion a conferencia national en Ecuador.

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Nov 26

Chris Hedges: Time for Professional Revolutionaries

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

Why We Need Professional Revolutionists

EXTRACT

There is nothing rational about rebellion. To rebel against insurmountable odds is an act of faith. And without this faith the rebel is doomed. This faith is intrinsic to the rebel the way caution and prudence are intrinsic to those who seek to fit into existing power structures. The rebel, possessed by inner demons and angels, is driven by visions familiar to religious mystics. And it is the rebel alone who can save us from corporate tyranny. I do not know if these rebels will succeed. But I do know that a world without them is hopeless.

In the last section of my recent eight-part interview on the website The Real News with professor Sheldon Wolin, the author of “Politics and Vision” and “Democracy Incorporated,” I asked him whether it was time to begin to consider revolution.

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Nov 25

Stephen E. Arnold: Open Source Search Emergent, Proprietary Search on Death Row

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Enterprise Search: Fee Versus Free

I read a pretty darned amazing article “Is Free Enterprise Search a Game Changer?” My initial reaction was, “Didn’t the game change with the failures of flagship enterprise search systems?” And “Didn’t the cost and complexity of many enterprise search deployments fuel the emergence of the free and open source information retrieval systems?”

Many proprietary vendors are struggling to generate sustainable revenues and pay back increasingly impatient stakeholders. The reality is that the proprietary enterprise search “survivors” fear meeting the fate of  Convera, Delphes, Entopia, Perfect Search, Siderean Software, TREX, and other proprietary vendors. These outfits went away.

Read full exquisitely detailed death notice.

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Nov 25

SchwartzReport: Solar & Wind Energy Winning on Price vs. Conventional Fuels — PBI Add True Costs and Corrupt Fossil Subsidies and It’s a No-Brainer

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The non carbon energy trend is gathering momentum at a surprising rate, and it is very good news. Here is The New York Times view, which I consider an establishment perspective and all the more surprising for that.

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.

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Nov 25