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thepiratebay.org died yesterday

Update: Haha! Like the pheonix, thepiratebay.org has risen from the ashes on 8 Sept 2010.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1731683/police-raids-the-pirate-bay

There is certainly a case for music/movie/software companies to get payment for their goods. In that context, pirated electronic media has an element of ‘wrongness’ about it – especially if you can afford to pay a fee for its use. But this, in todays ‘commercial porn’  world – were it seems, every human action must now be accompanied by a financial transaction – is just about the only side of the story you hear.

What about the poor, why should they be denied access to this stuff – by what moral force can they be denied something (that they may find useful) simply because they don’t have money? Instead of money-making the world go around, shouldn’t morality make the world go around instead? Strongly connected to that is altruism accompanying morality.

And what about these companies who demand extortionately high prices for their goods e.g. the very pants Nightmare On Elm Street (Original) “JUST £6.99”, or companies trying to force people to essentially buy a new copy of their software (/licence) for every HDD it’s installed on or every CPU that accesses it? My opinion is if you buy the software, you are entitled to use it wherever you are, or once you’ve bought it, allow anyone you choose to use it or see it, much like your kitchen scales, or radio or padlock or whatever.

Then of course we have big companies, e.g. Micro$oft,  who make newer products which have compatibility issues with older versions, e.g. Microsoft Office 2007 and 2004 {Note the .<   >x ‘reader patch’ for software that only understood ‘non-x’ed’ .<   > is a minimalist attempt to quell anger. The minimalism gives annoying layout differences which of course could easily be negated should the correct level of effort and sophistication be provided by the patch, but the patch HAS to be minimalist because it would otherwise have negative economic consequences on the latest version – sly sods}.   Pulling the plug of ‘technical support’ on older versions of software has some effect of ‘fear-ing’ large institutions into going for the upgrade which of course then puts the squeeze on individuals to have the same upgraded system that their work place has. Having said that, it is true that things like Windows 98 has large publically available information of tweaks/bugs/patches/troubleshooting and so on, but with information spam and in effect growing phishing-like sites on the web, increasingly often good information is difficult to find.

All that sucks!

A long time ago, I purchased Netscape Navigator. A week or two after I did that, it was announced that it was to become open source – i.e. free. I cannot imagine that the decision to do this only came in period from when I bought the software up until the time they made the announcement. I felt very cheated. I seem to remember complaining but they didn’t return any money. I suspect they wouldn’t return money of anyone who bought it 3 minutes before the announcement either.

Software and media companies are a bit like pharmaceutical companies. The economic balance is WAY TOO SKEWED IN THEIR FAVOUR. So If people pirate their stuff, they shoulder some of the blame.

Why not regulate what a media/software/pharmaceutical company can charge based upon the number of people who use it? And if these companies over charge, as most of them greedily do, then allow others to tap into the otherwise protected intellectual property of the product involved. A bit like South Africa threatening to make anti-HIV drugs outside patent laws?

The near-total commercialisation of life is horrible. In that sence It gives me a certain pleasure when I hear of (poor)people using pirate software/media.

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Gaza flotilla protest saturday 5th June 2010 London lifeline 4 Gaza.jpg

From: http://www.vivapalestina.org/

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Don’t for pity’s sake go to the protest and think ‘job done’. Thats one reason why the Br(sh)ittish Army and the Unites Snakes army are still killing and maiming innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The protest is THE FIRST simple STEP. After you need to take it to the higher level. Boycott that filthy murderous state Israyhell. Show these Supramacist bastards that there is a price to pay on this earth as well as the next.

BOYCOTT Israeli goods, Make your boycott public. Encourage the good people you know to do so likewise. Boycott companies that do business with Israyhell or donate to organisations like the JUF. E.g. McDonalds donate to the JUF and are heavily intertwined with it. Change banks from banks, like LLoydsTSB, who harm the Palestinians (even better try not to use or minimise the need for a bank at all!)

Write to your MP but don’t expect it to result in anything – in fact expect it to resut in nothing.

The global institutions have failed us. Detach from them and act in your own capacity to remove this carbuncle of a SuperTerror State a.k.a. israyhell.

A text from Lebannon…

“Long ago, I was made to understand that Palestine was not Palestine;
I was also informed that Palestinians were not Palestinians;
They also explained to me that ethnic cleansing was not ethnic cleansing.
And when naive old me saw freedom fighters
they patiently showed me that they were not freedom fighters,
and that resistance was not resistance.
And when, stupidly, I noticed arrogance, oppression and humiliation
they benevolently enlightened me so I can see that arrogance was not
arrogance,
oppression was not oppression, and humiliation was not humiliation.
I saw misery, racism, inhumanity and a concentration camp.
But they told me that they were experts
in misery, racism, inhumanity and concentrations camps
and I have to take their word for it:
this was not misery, racism, inhumanity and a concentrations camp.
Over the years they’ve taught me so many things:
invasion was not invasion, occupation was not occupation,
colonialism was not colonialism and apartheid was not apartheid…
They opened my simple mind to even more complex truths
that my poor brain could not on its own compute like:
‘having nuclear weapons’ was not ‘having nuclear weapons’,
‘not having weapons of mass destruction’ was ‘having weapons of mass
destruction’.
And, democracy (in the Gaza strip) was not democracy.
Having second class citizens (in Israel) was democracy.
So you’ll excuse me if I am not surprised to learn today
that there were more things that I thought were evident that are not:
peace activists are not peace activists, piracy is not piracy,
the massacre of unarmed people is not the massacre of unarmed people.
I have such a limited brain and my ignorance is unlimited.
And they’re so intelligent. Really.”

Ghassan Hage

Tony Blair Is NOT Welcome To Malaysia Unless It’s To Stand Trial For The War Crimes He Stands Accused Of Petition to Malaysian People, Parliament, Courts and Immigration Service.

If you live in Malaysia, or if there’s just something about the slaughter of people you just can’t accept, you might like to sign this:

  Tony Blair Is NOT Welcome To Malaysia Unless It’s To Stand Trial For The War Crimes He Stands Accused Of Petition to Malaysian People, Parliament, Courts and Immigration Service.

  http://www.petitiononline.com/tbwcxwim/petition-sign.html  or http://tinyurl.com/ybpllmo

We the undersigned declare Tony Blair is:

 a) A suspected war criminal.

b) Not immune from prosecution for his alleged crimes.

c) Jointly responsible for the deaths of over a million innocent civilians.

d) Not welcome in Malaysia unless it’s to enter a court of international law to be tried for the war crimes and crimes against humanity for which he stands accused.

 Signatories call for:

 i) The Malaysian Authorities to declare Tony Blair “persona non grata”, thereby refusing him entry into its territory (scheduled between 23rd to 25th April 2010).

ii) Richard Tan, CEO of “Success Resources”, and upon the National Achievers Congress (NAC) to withdraw their shameful invitation to Tony Blair to speak at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, allowing Blair to make financial gains from his deadly decisions.

   http://www.petitiononline.com/tbwcxwim/petition-sign.html or http://tinyurl.com/ybpllmo

PLEASE PASS ON TO ALL.

 

Bank Aid – Bleed The World

Bank Aid – Bleed The World
Do They Loan This Christmas..

http://www.youtube.com/v/io00QGNNTEE

What happened to all that Band Aid / Live8 money anyway?

P.S. One of the best real news websites – INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE really needs your financial help. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

Q: Why is the BBC not covering the Viva Palestina Europewide Convoy? Because the BBC is a rotten pro-Zionist institution that’s why. Austrians reject Santa Claus which appears on it’s Europe page is much more important. While on it’s Middle East page, it has Egyptians gear up for Eid al-Adha (dated 27 Nov 2009 – today is 18th Dec 2009), Iran basketball team to play US  and UK’s Israel warrant ‘big mistake’  and not to forget its anti Islam bent, it has this “story” Fully veiled on Saudi TV. What a tardy newz organisation the BBC is.


Imagine aliens land on earth…

I would cringe like I’ve never cringed before if they were to ask me to take them to my leader. A life form of vast intelligence crossed the stars to meet up with their counterpart, a man like this:


Garden Broom PM

On the other hand…

then again, why be so cowardly and wait for the aliens?

Raw Video: Italian Leader Punched in the Face (AP)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v78hZ62_uKE

SILVIO BERLUSCONI: Silvio Berlusconi punched in the face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhZD723U83A

Perhaps the bastard has now felt 0.1% of the pain he brings to Afghans EVERY SINGLY DAY. Scumbag!

WARM Congratulations to the puncher ! Job well done!

Lets punch the crap out of all of them! – Spare 14 months anyone?

 


Viva Palestina – break the siege:

Viva Palestina - break the siege

This blog supports victims of western aggression

This blog supports victims of western aggression

BooK: The Hand of Iblis. Dr Omar Zaid M.D.

Book: The Hand of Iblis
An Anatomy of Evil
The Hidden Hand of the New World Order
Summary Observations and History

Data on Fukushima Plant – (NHK news)

Fukushima Radiation Data

J7 truth campaign:

July 7th Truth Campaign - RELEASE THE EVIDENCE!

Recommended book: 3rd edition of Terror on the Tube – Behind the Veil of 7-7, An Investigation by Nick Kollerstrom:

J7 (truth) Inquest blog

July 7th Truth Campaign - INQUEST BLOG
Top rate analysis of the Inquest/Hoax

Arrest Blair (the filthy killer)

This human filth needs to be put on trial and hung!

JUST:

JUST - International Movement for a Just World

ICH:

Information Clearing House - Actual News and global analysis

John Pilger:

John Pilger, Journalist and author

Media Lens

My perception of Media Lens: Watching the corrupt corporate media, documenting and analysing how it bends our minds. Their book, 'Newspeak' is a gem.

Abandon the paper $cam:

Honest and inflation proof currency @ The Gold Dinar
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