After spending four solid years thinking of discussion as the established corrupt empire, and Stack Exchange as the scrappy rebel alliance, I began to wonder – what would it feel like to change sides? What if I became a champion of random, arbitrary discussion, of the very kind that I’d spent four years designing against and constantly lecturing users on the evil of?
I already built an X-Wing; could I build a better Tie Fighter?
Today we announce the launch of Discourse, a next-generation, 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.
The goal of the company we formed, Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc., is exactly that – to raise the standard of civilized discourse on the Internet through seeding it with better discussion software:
100% open source and free to the world, now and forever.
Feels great to use. It’s fun.
Designed for hi-resolution tablets and advanced web browsers.
Built in moderation and governance systems that let discussion communities protect themselves from trolls, spammers, and bad actors – even without official moderators.
Our amazingly talented team has been working on Discourse for almost a year now, and although like any open source software it’s never entirely done, we believe it is already a generation ahead of any other forum software we’ve used.
Wickr is a free app that provides: military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages ·sender-based control over who can read messages, where and for how long ·best available privacy, anonymity and secure file shredding features ·security that is simple to use
This post has been rewritten and is being updated. I’m looking for help, and if you want to take over completely, or help partially, that’d be awesome.. I’m getting tired; this “job” has a high turnover rate. Right now, I’m mostly taking a break.
The link for the spreadsheet has changed from the original, so if your link doesn’t work, that’s why.
I highly suggest you share other formats other than the google docs.
PRELUDE FOR NON-CONSPIRACISTS
I’ve noticed that some non-conspiracy factists are finding this. That’s great! Welcome to the wide world of conspiracism, illusion, lies, and truth…. Unfortunately this information may be a littlevery over your head. To understand this post, this is information background I assumed readers were aware of:
All things in conspiracy world seem ridiculous to the ignorant. Research before you decide things. If you don’t research, you will think it’s crazy and incorrect–that’s very ignorant, sheepish, and closed minded of you, isn’t it?
Illuminati & secret societies are considered active and their current existence is fact.
They have/had a mass genocide plan called the New World Order in which they plan on exterminating 80-90% of the population on the planet. Goals of NWO:
Mass control & manipulation
Money, power, oppression, poverty
Sickness & Depopulation: through camps, eugenics, population control, infertility, chemicals, weather catastrophes, GMOs, vaccines, wheat, etc
Disconnection from divinity: Prevention of enlightenment, keep us in low vibrations, human higher power & true abilities, love, happiness, equality, peace, social-emotional intelligence, connection with nature
Suppression of life beyond earth & our knowledge
They have manipulated the entire history of human kind. We’re swimming in lies.
Mainstream media is not trustworthy. Tv (and other media) is a brainwasher. Media is a censored bunch of packaged lies.
Our world is completely different than the illusion most of us see. If you research constantly for a few months, trying to wake yourself up daily, you will eventually see through it all.
Elite are everywhere, high and low. If the leaders of towns weren’t corrupt (or “sleeping” & unintentionally corrupt), then people would realize that elite are manipulating us from the top. But if the lies are protected at low levels, they insure people keep sleeping, not aware, not awake.
The elite are sneaky, sneaky experts on manipulation. There is so much we don’t know, and so much hidden from us.
If you think these prelude facts are crazy, sorry, but go back to conspiracy school. Do more research.
From the “most influential career lawyer in CIA history” (Los Angeles Times) an unprecedented memoir filled with never-before-told stories from his thirty-year career at the center of the U.S. government’s intelligence program (1976-2009). In 1975, fresh out of law school and working a numbing job at the Treasury Department, Rizzo took “a total shot in the dark” and sent his resume to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion that more than thirty years later, after serving under eleven CIA directors and seven Presidents, he would become a notorious public figure—a symbol and victim of the toxic winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington. From approval of the rules governing waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” to serving as the point person answering for the Iran Contra scandal, John Rizzo witnessed and participated in virtually all of the significant operations of the CIA’s modern history.
In Company Man, Rizzo charts the CIA’s evolution from shadowy entity to an organization exposed to new laws, rules, and a seemingly never-ending string of public controversies, from Iran-Contra to Valerie Plame. Rizzo offers a direct window into the CIA’s actions in the years after the 9/11 attacks, when he served as the agency’s top lawyer, with oversight of actions that remain the subject of intense debate today, including CIA black sites and the infamous memos surrounding the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah. Spanning more than three decades, Company Man is the most comprehensive insider account of the CIA ever written. Filled with revelatory stories set against a backdrop of some of Washington’s biggest political dramas, it is a groundbreaking, timely, and remarkable personal history of American intelligence.
About the Author
John Rizzo had a thirty-four-year career as a lawyer at CIA, culminating with seven years as the Agency’s chief legal officer. In the post-9/11 era, he helped create and implement the full spectrum of aggressive counterterrorist operations against Al Qaeda, including the so-called “enhanced interrogation program” and lethal strikes against the Al Qaeda leadership. Since retiring from the CIA, he has served as senior counsel at a Washington, D.C., law firm and is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. He is a graduate of Brown University and George Washington University Law School.
Conversations to Awaken your Soul. Live from the Hay House “I Can Do It” conference in Las Vegas. A conversation with Dr. Wayne Dyer and Bruce H. Lipton, PhD. Bottom line: DNA is fixed, but DNA read-out is infinitely variable and radically affected by your beliefs, consciousness, and mental focus. One third to two thirds of “medicine” is a placebo effect — this coincides with the documented view that half to two thirds of all surgical procedures are unnecessary and half to two thirds of pharmaceuticals are either ineffective or harmful. Less well understood is the negative effect of all of the medical programming on television telling people about diseases they do not have so that they will get them. In brief, television is making people ill.
Born in 1936, Hugh Romney was an improvisational actor and standup comic who befriended Lenny Bruce and Bob Dylan when he settled in New York’s Greenwich Village in the early ’60s. Romney’s career took him to the West Coast in the mid-’60s, where he fell in with Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters and became a key figure in the early days of the hippie movement. Adopting the nickname “Wavy Gravy,” he embraced the persona of a playful clown, in part because he observed that hippies got arrested at protest marches, but clowns in parades did not. Wavy Gravy and his wife formed a commune in Berkley, CA, called the Hog Farm, and members of the group were hired to help with security at the Woodstock rock festival in 1969, with Romney dubbing his group “The Please Force.” Wavy Gravy became one of the more visible figures in the ’60s counterculture scene, but unlike some of his peers, he never lost track of the ideals that came to symbolize the decade; well into his seventies, Wavy Gravy still works on behalf of environmental concerns, operates a camp (Camp Winnarainbow) that teaches clowning to homeless and underprivileged children, helps run a charitable organization (the Seva Foundation) that funds eye care for the poor in the Third World, and works with children living with brain injuries. Described by his friend Paul Krasner as “the illegitimate son of Harpo Marx and Mother Theresa,” Hugh Romney’s remarkable life story is brought to the screen by filmmaker Michelle Esrick in the documentary Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie. The film had its world premiere at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival.