Berto Jongman: Hungary Internet Tax Cancelled After Mass Protests

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Hungary internet tax cancelled after mass protests

The draft law – condemned by the EU – would levy a fee on each gigabyte of internet data transferred. The protesters objected to the financial burden but also feared the move would restrict free expression and access to information.

Phi Beta Iota: The industrial-era top-down rule by secrecy system is crashing. Public power in the streets will prevail. The only question is this: will that public be coherent and replete with integrity, or will it be crazed and destructive?

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Oct 31

Fiona Bywaters: Notes on the Open Source Everything Manifesto (World Futures Council Perspective)

Fiona Bywaters

Fiona Bywaters

The Open Source Everything Manifesto – Transparency, Truth & Trust
By Robert David Steele (2012)

Notes by Fiona Bywaters of the World Futures Council

DOC (4 Pages): Notes on the OSE Manifesto (Fiona Bywaters)

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Oct 30

Jean Lievens: Nationalize Amazon & Google? Absolutely NOT — Let Them Both Die.

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech

They’re huge and ruthless and define our lives. They’re close to monopolies. Let’s make them public utilities

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Broadband as a public utility? If not for corporate corruption of our political process, that would seem like an obvious solution. Instead, our nation’s wireless access is the slowest and costliest in the world.

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Oct 30

Robert David Steele — Media Host Sheet

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Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele – Media Host Sheet

DOC (1 Page): Robert David Steele – Media Host Sheet

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Oct 29

Worth a Look: Ashok Gangadean of Haverford College — The Awakening Mind

Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean

Awakening Mind

Books, Videos, Events

Ashok Gangadean, PhD is Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford over the past forty-five years.  He completed his PhD in Philosophy at Brandeis University and his early work focused on Logic (Science of Thought) and Ontology (Science of Being). Throughout his career he has been in quest of the primal integral logic at the heart of human reason, and in bringing to the fore the deep dynamics of communication and dialogue between diverse worldviews. He is Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute which seeks to embody the powers of Deep Dialogue in all aspects of cultural life. He was a convener of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality which brings eminent world leaders together in sustained deep dialogue to cultivate global vision and wisdom for the new millennium.  He is also Co-Chair of the World Wisdom Council which is focused on bringing the transformative power of wisdom to addressing the crises facing humanity today.

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Oct 29

Vladimir Putin: New Rules or a Game Without Rules — Defining Responsible Powers and Investing in Human Capital Instead of Propaganda

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

New Rules or a Game without Rules: “We Need a New Global Consensus of Responsible Powers”

We are publishing full text of today’s address of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the members of Vaidai International Discussion Club on 24 October 2014 in Sochi. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F9pQcqPdKo

Complete Transcript Below the Fold — Strongly Recommended!

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Oct 26

Marcus Aurelius: Republican Perception of President Barack Obama’s Post-2014 Radical Agenda

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

1.  FYI.

2.  Chilling/radical–absolutely.

3.  Secret–not at all.  Read Disouza and Alinski.

Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda

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Oct 26