NOV
7
2006

"Steal Back Your Vote" (Reading Recommendation #2)

Today's reading recommendation #2. Extracts:

Steal Back Your Vote
Published by Greg Palast November 6th, 2006 in his blog

A lot of advice we're getting from our progressive friends is to take photos of your ballot and silly stuff like that. Well, that's all about how to complain after they steal it. I have a better idea: Win, don't whine.
NOV
7
2006

"How they stole the 2006 mid-term election" (Reading Recommendation #1)

Today's reading recommendation #1. Extracts:

HOW THEY STOLE THE 2006 MID-TERM ELECTION
by Greg Palast, for The Guardian (UK), Monday November 6, 2006

Here's how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.

Note the past tense. And I'm not kidding.
NOV
6
2006

Current predicitons for U.S. elections

Current predictions for new U.S. Senate and Congress after tomorrow's (Tuesday) elections, based on some polls:

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NOV
5
2006

"Julius Caesar had Gaul; Bush just has gall"

Don't you love it if a Brit with a good command over the subtleties of the English language takes on his U.S. friends? Here is a hilarious piece (of satire?, of drawing historic analogies?) by Terry Jones in The Observer (UK):
NOV
5
2006

Hell Freezing Over?

Yes, on first look it may appear so.

No, not because Microsoft now pays lots of $$$ to Novell for 70,000 SLES support vouchers each year (making it the single biggest distributor of SUSE products).
But because the NeoCon cabal seems to leave the sinking ship of the Bush Administration.

NOV
5
2006

Novell, Microsoft: Now which is it -- a "joint" letter signed by both of you guys, or one solely written by Novell?



UPDATE:
Meanwhile, the difference in the headings of the "Joint Letter to the Open Source Community" (described below) is gone. (Screenshots of original versions linked in the comment by RangerRick, below). Microsoft updated their respective webpage and now uses the same heading as Novell uses. Looks like this change is due to this blog entry :-)


NOV
4
2006

A shameful sellout of Linux to Microsoft by Novell? I tend to say "Yes"

Meanwhile I read a bit more about the Microsoft <--> Novell cooperation deal. Hell, what an utterly shameful sell-out!

In essence, Novell (and the guys leading it, Ron Hovespian & Co.) have defacto acknowledged that Linux violates Microsoft patents. They bought themselves (as a company) some exclusive "peaceful co-existence" (limited to 5 years from now) with the Evil Empire of Global Software Monopoly.

NOV
3
2006

Tales from Google, The Big Labels, YouTube and all them poor, li''le artist souls....

Some interesting details from the Google/YouTube deal. I had already suspected some maneuverings along these lines, but preferred to not say anything. Now that others have gone public, lemme chime in.....

Once more: it is entirely unclear if this "story" has any substance -- but, hey, doesn't it at least read very nice? Doesn't it soooo look and feel like real life? :-)

NOV
3
2006

Breaking News: Microsoft now loves Novell -- Reason To Be Concerned?

My head is dizzy from seeing all the current news about "Microsoft ♥♥♥♥s Novell". Had no time to carefully read all the stuff. What struck my eyes was this sentence:

OCT
19
2006

"World now at the mercy of the sanity and honesty of the President of the United States"

The 17th of this month was a historic day.

The US President has now acquired un-controlled, despotic powers. Everybody can be declared "an unlawful enemy combatant". Everybody! US inhabitant or not. Innocent or not. Without ever seeing a judge or a court. Just because the President deems so. And if that happens, you'll be defenseless against torture. Because that's is now legal too. The bill has been rubber-stamped by the Congress, with only minimal opposition by some democrats.

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