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Dislike, Unlike, Not Like… Sour Grapes

When I write something, I don’ really expect people to like it. If they like what I say, then maybe they might have thought of it by themselves anyway. In contrast, if they don’t like what I say, then they … Continue reading
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Are Institutions Responsible for the Indoctrination of the Young Supposed to Prevent Freedom and Independence?

Students became much freer, more open, they were pressing for opposition to the war, for civil rights, women’s rights … and the country just got too free. In fact, liberal intellectuals condemned this, called it a “crisis of democracy:”  we’ve … Continue reading
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You have exhausted my patience

The one thing you can depend on everybody, is that he is going to put his interest above yours. It’s strange: It almost seems that Milton Friedman only came to realize that “truth” during the interview from which that quote … Continue reading
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Pollution wants to be free

You know that free stuff? Yea? Right: It’s garbage. Data don’t want to be free — they are freely available. When the sun first shone on the Earth, nobody had to pay for that. Data streams exist (whether you like … Continue reading
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Experience is retarded

I just read a great post by Jeremiah Owyang about “The Four Elements of Career Management in Business” — highly recommended, but I have some issues with it. First, the Founding Fathers had no experience in democracy. Neil Armstrong had … Continue reading
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The greatest danger to the future of free speech is the foolish idea that it is believed to be up to Americans (in the United States) to defend it

Many Americans are too naive to recognize when propaganda is being rammed down their throats — and most of them are also functionally illiterate. If the rest of the world expects freedom to be “born in the USA”, then they … Continue reading
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We are the News, We are the Media

I have lately become disenchanted with Facebook and similar “social media” websites — more so than regularly — and this week I decided to get an RSS feed reader and start focusing more on real people who maintain real websites. … Continue reading Continue reading

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On Google, I know for sure that emerging stories are indexed from the get-go

A while back, a friend of mine suggested I try duckduckgo … and at first I was rather dismissive. However, I gave it another spin, and I must say I was indeed impressed! Today I decided to do some reading … Continue reading Continue reading

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Could it be that the preference for content (over context) is because people prefer to be considered objective (rather than subjective)?

My friend Darlene Charneco today — with just a couple words  — got me thinking about why people seem to prefer the idea of content (i.e. “contained information”) rather than contextualization (roughly speaking: something like “saying something to help put … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Google a Search Engine or a Propaganda Engine?

The top result on Google’s SERP in Google News is currently a NewsMax article for a search on “Google Muhammad” (minus quotes): From the article’s text: White House officials had asked Google earlier on Friday to reconsider whether the video … Continue reading Continue reading

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