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What Governments Can Learn From The Internet – Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky argues that the history of the modern world could be rendered as the history of ways of arguing, where changes in media change what sort of arguments are possible — with deep social and political implications.

 

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SAGA 2012 – The Chosen One to Save All!

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LTRO is biggest ‘cash for trash’ scheme in the world!

Irish economist David McWilliams points out the failings of LTRO and other elements of the latest euro worries. He also comes up with some worthy solutions which seem to make sense “South American 90’s debt deals” – “Fiscal expansion” and ultimately the factor that “the Linchpin is Germany”. and what are they prepared to do to solve this mess.

Hat tip: Drayton Bird

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Occupy Wall Street – Human Microphone – Michael Moore

This video shows the “Human Mic” which the people who are occupying Wall Street have had to use as  New York City requires a permit for “amplified sound” in public places something that the people in Occupy Wall Street surprisingly can’t get hold of.

This means that microphones and speakers are banned from Liberty Plaza, and the NYPD has also been interpreting the law to include battery-powered bullhorns. Violators can be sentenced for up to thirty days in prison.

Another interesting point is that Liberty Plaza is not actually a public park. It’s privately owned by Brookfield Office Properties, landlords to Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, and in addition to amplified sound, they’ve also sought to ban sleeping bags, tents and other equipment from what they call “Zuccotti Park.”

However coverage of these interesting events finally seem to be picking up around the world!

The video above is a clip featuring Michael Moore and he has some very interesting points of view I will leave you with one  “All great movements start with just a few people!”

 

 

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Occupy Wall Street – Is It Lacking Mainstream Media Coverage.

The above video shows journalist and author Chris Hedges at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration at Liberty Plaza this link to their web site shows what has been happening in New York and other cities.

Interestingly it does not seem to be getting much coverage here in the UK?

Not sure what coverage it is getting in the US or the rest of the world?

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BBC Speechless As Trader Tells Truth: “The Collapse Is Coming…And Goldman Rules The World”

This guy makes some interesting / worrying comments and comes across as a bit uncaring – unless you are talking about money 😉

I think he may have watched Wall Street to many times, seriously it is worrying that people like this have so much power!

 

 

 

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Probably The Greatest Speech Ever Made!!

Its been a longtime since I first saw this speech by Charlie Chaplin from the film The Great Dictator (a must watch if you get the chance).

I was reminded today of this great piece of work by Mr Chaplin by Zee at the the next web (< click the link to find out more and see a full transcript of the speech).

I agree with Zee it is definitely worth watching and seems so apt today, so watch,  listen and hopefully it might make you think and maybe this will come true :-

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish…

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Photoshop a Looter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know the whole rioting is a serious matter but this site gives a bit of light hearted look at the a series of serious events.

 

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“Underclass” Lashes Out & Two of the World’s Richest Men Say the Worlds Messed Up!

This article in the Daily Telegraph gives a good summary as to some of the reasons to the recent spate of rioting in this country and other countries around the world.

Interesting times as the whole World seems to be in some sort of economical or political turmoil, I have added the video above which features Bill Gates and Warren Buffet talking about the US tax system its a few years old but interesting to here their comments none the less.

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Doctor Kicks Off at Cameron & Clegg NHS Photo-Op

Classic bit of footage by NHS doctor who interrupts a visit by David Cameron and Nick Clegg with a rant over lack of respect for hospital rules!