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In an article entitled, “How the Courts Are Curbing YouTube,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation explains to us that judicial pressure is being applied to YouTube to continually expand self-censorship. YouTube is owned by huge search engine provider, Google.
We are supposed to be concerned that Google’s “guidelines are running afoul of local laws in different parts of the world” and generating these reactions. But if we look beneath the surface, we find a different scenario altogether.
We begin to see this is an elite dominant social theme, a promotion designed to bring about a certain result, one apparently designed to reduce certain kinds of information available on the Web. What we find, in fact, is a kind of orchestrated dance whereby the very forces that are supposedly anti-censorship are helping manufacture episodes that further promote it.
If we understand what is at work here, it helps us comprehend the larger matrix of control that has been woven around our lives and times.
What we call the Internet Reformation – ‘Net-based debunkery of “accepted wisdom” – provides us the tools to better understand this hidden reality. The powers-that-be (those who prefer the status quo) are uncomfortable with the raucous world of the Internet and have undertaken a campaign against it that seems to stretch back a decade or more.
We will learn, if we are willing to look, how dialectical paradigms are used to create control over our lives. Thesis, anti-thesis, synthesis is the tried-and-true methodology.
Among recent victims is Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom, whose business empire was virtually undone by the US government on behalf of those in the entertainment industry who wanted Dotcom held accountable for alleged copyright violations……………………………………
full article at source: http://www.thedailybell.com/4371/Anthony-Wile-Google-Censorship-A-Manufactured-Affair
- Google Censorship: A Manufactured Affair? (thedailybell.com)
- Google Censorship: A Manufactured Affair? (12160.info)
- 9. Google Censorship: A Manufactured Affair? (12160.info)
- Google Censorship: A Manufactured Affair? (sgtreport.com)
- Open letter to YouTube lawyers: Censorship of Civil Rights channel? (christopher-king.blogspot.com)
- Murder, YouTube, and Censorship (zdnet.com)
- Download your original YouTube uploads with Google Takeout (androidauthority.com)
- Google complies with Brazilian court order to pull political video from YouTube (theverge.com)
Hi Stephen thank you for your imput unfourtiunately I am unable to view this video because of German censorship under the guise of infringed rights
Ref>hi da, I saw the post on your blog, very good. heres a good song and video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w211KOQ5BMINotice on German youtubeUnfortunately, this video is not available in Germany because it may contain music for which GEMA has not granted the respective music rights.This is a handy way of censorship here in Germany .The Germans are a very orderly people I was in town on Monday and came across this demonstration against nuclear power and the numbers attending speaks volumes.
I wonder what would happen if I brought my Geiger-counter and start taking measurements along the coast ?
By David McWilliams
Walking around Dublin these days, it appears that everyone is on the phone.
It is impossible to stand in a queue or in a public space and not be amazed by the amount of gadgetry and texting and chatting that is going on.
This communication business continues to grow in all sorts of unanticipated ways as more and more people all over the world get connected.
For example, did you know that every minute of every day, 35hours of content are uploaded to YouTube?
It is important for those of us who watch the economy to be aware of what is going on in mobile phone companies.
Reading the economic tea leaves is a crucial part of the economics profession, and most economists have a favourite set of figures.
Mine is mobile phone company results.
Details in a mobile phone company’s accounts tell us more about what is going on in an economy than other more commonly used leading indicators. Looking at the right figures to predict the next moves in the economy is crucial because after all what use are economists if they can’t tell you what is likely to happen in the future?
You’d be pretty dismissive of a doctor who couldn’t diagnose you in advance, but could tell you on your deathbed that you had a fatal disease.
see full article at source here : http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2011/06/28/ecb-is-merely-phoning-it-in
Last night I went along to the Max Keiser event at the Grand Social Pub
I had a great evening and to top it all I met up with Stacy Herbert as well .I had hoped to have some more video clips but I seemed to have misplaced my video camera at the pub and I hope they find it and otherwise it will turn out to have been an expensive night out !
What a bummer!
But the message I brought home ringing in my ears was that there are great outside forces moulding our lives to suite their whims and their greed ,and unless we educate ourselves and stand-up to their vassals. We stand to lose more than our prosperity! We stand to lose our freedom .The freedom to choose our own destiny! We must not allow them to win!
Max later was on the Vincent Browne late night TV show later on the same evening see here(Link) http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=tonightwithvincentbrowne&tv3_preview=&video=34707
I managed to get one of Max’s financial terrorists playing cards and the website you can get the entire pack is here: http://financialterrorists.wordpress.com/
April 9th, 2011
I need a suitable venue. Is there a pub in Dublin with an extra room I can use to organize an SLA event? The cost will be an optional 5 Euros. No tickets. Just show up and throw a fiver in the hat if you feel like it. Leave suggestions in the comments section about where might be a good spot for this. As part of this event I will perform a genuine miracle in front of a live audience!
I am a Big Fan and have highlighted your video clips now for the past two years on the Wicklow’s fastest growing blog. (Machholz Blog ) at http://www.thepressnet.com
I would be delighted to get the chance to meet you and please let me know where you are going to show up .What about the Maldron Hotel in Cardiff Lain, right across the IFSC (Dublin’s Financial centre) they have a good bar (the Vertigo Bar )and a large room (a balcony area overhead) it is right in the middle of the financial district .I know the general manager and I am instructed to offer it to you complementary for the occasion.
Max latest report:136
- I Heart Max Keiser (greengrassandtealeaves.com)
- On the Edge with Max Keiser-Global insurrection-02-25-2011-(Part1) (thepressnet.com)
- Keiser Report: Dmitry Orlov on Economic Collapse (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Max Keiser’s “On the Edge”: Face to Face with Gerald Celente (investmentpostcards.com)
- THE INADAQUACY OF DENNIS KUCINICH, episode #67,875 (buelahman.wordpress.com)
- Keiser Report: Accounting tweaks, super cycles & gold standard (investmentpostcards.com)
Update 20.30 hrs
OK, I have just got confirmation from Stacy Herbert that Max Keiser will be coming to the Maldron Hotel’s Vertigo Bar (to organize an SLA event in Dublin) on 13th April (Next Wednesday evening)
Time still to be arranged
Contact details are :
The Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane
Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane
Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Tel: +353 (0)1 643 9500
Fax: +353 (0)1 643 9510
- On the Edge with Max Keiser-Global insurrection-02-25-2011-(Part1) (thepressnet.com)
Victor Kalachinkov, son of Russian Michael Kalachinkov the inventor of the famous Ak-47 sub-machine-gun shows a model of a heavy machine-gun at his stand at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 99 in Abu Dhabi 16 March 1999. Despite a cash crunch, the world’s top arms manufacturers deployed in force at the IDEX which opened in the Gulf, a region which has seen two major conflicts in as many decades.| EPA PHOTO AFP/RABIH MOGHRABI/rm/mn
Over the past few years I have developed an unhealthy obsession with the arms industry. Just as I tend to become transfixed in art galleries, the images of precision-guided missiles in “defence” magazines can leave me with a pleasantly blank sensation. That’s when I have to shake myself and recall that these photogenic instruments were designed for the sole purpose of ending human life.
The promotional copy pumped out by weapons manufacturers renders satire redundant. In February, Belgium’s FN Herstal displayed some of its shiny new assault pistols and submachine guns at the IDEX arms fair in Abu Dhabi. An explanatory note told us that the Liège-based firm “contributes to maintain and restore international peace and security”.
One day after the exhibition opened, a video appeared on YouTube. It showed a Libyan civilian clasping one of the “special” weapons held by forces under Muammar Gaddafi’s control. Branded an FN-303, the weapon was made by the aforementioned Herstal, as part of its contribution to international peace and security. About 2,000 such weapons were authorised for export to Libya by the Walloon regional government in June 2009. This is by no means the first time that Herstal has profited from grubby deals. Automatic rifles made by the company were found in eastern Congo in 2005, indicating they were used in a war that left nearly 400,000 people dead over the previous two years.
In a prescient report published in November last, the Dutch Campaign Against the Arms Trade cited Libya as one of the clearest cases where EU governments attach greater importance to “export promotion” than to ethical considerations when licensing the arms trade. When Gaddafi was the West’s favourite bogeyman in the mid-1980s, the European Community imposed an arms embargo on Libya. But as soon as it was lifted in 2004, arms exporters scrambled to do business with their new buddies. The British trade association Defence Manufacturers Association rhapsodised in 2005 about how Libya was a “relatively sophisticated customer with a political will to procure equipment”. The “relatively sophisticated” Gaddafi could be persuaded to be anything: one British deal to supply an elite brigade in Libya’s army was worth €100 million.
Since 1998, the EU’s governments have been committed to observing a “code of conduct” on arms exports. Made legally binding a decade later, it requires that weapons are not sold to countries where they are likely to be used for internal repression or to exacerbate regional tensions. Like more than a few policy documents, it looks great on paper and is routinely violated in practice.
It is not difficult to see why. Data published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute found that the arms trade has been largely cushioned from the global recession. In 2009, the volume of sales for the world’s top 100 arms companies amounted to $401 billion, a rise of almost $15 billion over the preceding year. One-third of these companies have their headquarters in Western Europe; they include BAE, EADS, Finmeccanica and Thales.
With their deep pockets, the representatives of these companies have no problem twisting arms in the Brussels bureaucracy and in national capitals of EU countries. Due to their diligent schmoozing, support for the arms industry is being treated as an enterprise promotion dossier in the nominally civilian European Commission. The EU’s multi-annual “framework programme” for scientific research has also been partly hijacked by the arms industry. A little-noticed study completed at the European Parliament’s request in 2010 decried a clash of interests: the same arms companies that persuaded the EU authorities to allocate science grants for “security research” after the 11 September 2001 attacks have been the biggest recipients of those same grants. Out of a sample of 91 projects with a total value of €443 million analysed for that study, the French firm Thales bagged well over half (€254 million) of the cash on offer.
Top-level politicians often double up as salespeople for the arms industry. Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, is pushing for the arms embargo slapped on China after the Tiananmen Square massacre to be scrapped on the grounds that relations with Beijing need to be nurtured for strategic reasons. Proving that she suffers from the same lack of scruples as other top players in New Labour, she is more concerned with drumming up business for the arms industry than in China’s oppression of Uighurs in Xinjiang or Buddhists in Tibet. Proving, too, that mollycoddling the arms industry transcends party lines in British politics, David Cameron toured the Persian Gulf last month with a few of his country’s leading arms traders. Critics of the trade are “completely at odds with reality”, the prime minister thundered.
It is right that a fresh ban on weapons sales to Libya has now been introduced. But we know that such bans can be lifted on the flimsiest of pretexts. The EU officially stopped selling weapons to Uzbekistan after its troops mowed down peaceful protesters at Andizhan in 2005. Four years later, the embargo was removed because the Uzbek authorities were deemed useful allies for NATO’s imperial war in Afghanistan.
At the United Nations, a July 2012 deadline has been set for a global treaty to regulate the arms trade. As weapons-sellers are so powerful, there is only one way to combat them: by massive public pressure. Everything must be done to put merchants of death out of business.