“He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Julian Assange on Obama‘s censorship policies.
“There does seem to be some hypocrisy in that.”
Julian Assange on David Cameron on Bashar al-Assad.
What I think: The Wikileaks saga introduced Australia’s Julian Gillard to the world (ironically) while also achieving US foreign policies agenda in shaking up the Mid-East pre the Egyptian and Libyan uprisings. Both of those were played out as a Wikileaks-Facebook combo of accelrators to the uprisings. Julian would turn out to be an unaware actor in the wider agenda. (more…)
Mark Sainsbury and the team of the Close Up TV show zoom in on Julian Assange in Ecuador.
[Photos: The Hindu & The Guardian].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.8.12~
Julian Assange‘s latest press conference in Ecuador had the world listening today.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.8.12~
New Zealand’s former SAS trooper Willie Apiata makes first post-Army appearance. Looking happy.
Audience zooms worldwide today:
By the votes:
Added: Syrians kidnapped in Beirut amid regional tensions. Human rights watch: Assad butchering Syrians: France. Children killed. Not cool. Russia opposes UN exit from Syria.
USA: Soccer: United States first win in Mexico. Political campaign ads, Espanol: Ad War Update: Dónde Está Paul Ryan. Oil spills 23 years on still killing coastal wildlife: The Hull Story: Exxon Valdez. Happy people equals a happier economy: find out how Romney lives for laughter. In drought weather, Iowa: Obama keeps it hoppy. Who is blogger Ezra Klein? Obama pips Romney in social media popularity report. Vintage ideas of America: 1936 Mercedes. Chicago News: Farmers throughout Illinois now eligible for drought aid. Aussie-USA cross: Miley‘s Fiance Weighs In On Haircut. Miami news: Newborn chicks rescued from Keys home chimney. Stocks: Walmart profits rise on stronger US sales. Chelsea Clinton‘s strange encounter with Diane Von Furstenberg. Latest: Miami Dolphins updates. One for the kids: Obama’s Landmark Immigration Decision Prompts ‘New Beginning’. Watch your water news: Study Links Plastic Chemical With Narrowed Arteries. Performance tips CNN: Focus on results, not your hours. DC humor: Thousands of Federal Retirees Get Six-Figure Pensions. Journalist pick: Christiane Amanpour. Hyspersonic aircraft needs more work. The numbers are back: worst economic recovery since depression. Ortega fashion buzz: Are Americans Too Chubby For Zara? Is Joe Biden in the right century? Eco: Chicago’s no waste ‘vertical farm’. Hot topics: Gun control.
And: Chelsea Clinton eyes politics.
My favorite NZ news source is: TVNZ. Being fair too:
New Zealand: Amazing: Pacific Ocean the focus of epic waka voyage. Monitoring: Fisherpeoples injuries. Skydiver injured. Kim Dotcom‘s FBI, privacy breach case news. Oceanic habits: NZ knocked back on ocean health index. Banks watch relevancy – the matter of rates rigging. Westpac and ANZ’s stocks were up today. Blokes home hobbies: Speed record broken in ‘kiwified’ Corvette. Upgrades: white people with farms news. Olympians news: Marc Ryan touches down in NZ. Photos: Kerikeri puts on parade for Tuke and Burling. The shock of superannuation planning. IT sales in health ‘E-prescribing’ proving effective in NZ hospitals. Beer worldwide is up. Military safety watch and NZ troops positioning in battle: NZ soldier’s death inquiry continues. Rene Ranger not guilty. Steve Kearney news: NRL: McClennan’s coaching. Benji Marshall & Tigers. Netball coaching Ruth Aitken expected to take over at Mystics. Rugby: Steve Hansen‘s team list. Read news. How tough are the Wallabies? Ted on SB-Dub. Cuisine: Maori exports. Pop watch: Kimbra to play Rhythm and Vines.
Australia: Good news. With no pretentions - The ACT’s average wage hits $83k.
Breaking - Ecuador grants asylum to Assange. And: Senate passes new processing bill–assylum seekers watch. News: U.K vs Assange. Health watch: Insiders blow whistle on aged care rorting. Cost of sprinklers could close nursing homes. Youth All Stars at sea: water activites. The sports investment debrief: Australia’s Games performance with Clarke and Dawe. Inflating power prices watch. Darwin PR: ABC gets firsthand view of NT war games. Coast with the most – video. Eco-Green companies: Manufacturing. Markets Watch: Strong profits lift share market to 15-week high. The market responds with: Australia risks no growth without productivity boost. Shocker: People smuggler given minimum sentence. Canberra’s The National Art Gallery of Australia’s important exhibition: Exhibition depicts The Spirit of the Land. ABC drops women’s soccer coverage. Comic watch: Patrick Combs vs Aussie Banks. Better student environs: UC proposes $37m student apartments.
Canada: Should Canada help with a European bailout? No. Europes billionaires should. Canada’s market up today due to miners’ takings.
Brazil: Infrastructure Brazil -Brazil unveils plan to boost road, railway investment. China eyeing Brazil bumps Brazil with move to Support Economy–WSJ. Sports: Brazil’s forwards again in Sweden win. Music News: Brazil releases Rio 2016 theme song. Brazil’s native tribes get given right of repeal for world’s 3rd largest dam. Olympics 2016 and Pele watch. Earth Watch: Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.
India: Pakistan’s impacts on India’s defence military status: Army chief Gen Bikram Singh reports. Northeast in turmoil. Sensex closes 78 points down. Live cricket updates: 3rd Test: South Africa 65/4 against England.
France: Amiens riots thrust ‘left-wing Sarkozy‘ into spotlight, Brit Humor: French Olympic ‘cheating’ claims rile British PM. Hollande under fire. France expands: France may lift work restrictions for Bulgarians, Romanians. Sports: Deschamps wants France to find ruthless streak after Uruguay draw.
Russia: Russia needs Human Rights Ombudsmen in every region – Putin. McCartney weighs in.
Saudi Arabia: UAE, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Kuwait urge Lebanon exodus.
Exotic Skiing adventures: Skiing in the Himalayas: Kashmir’s summits.
Pakistan: Many killed in Pakistan sectarian attack.
Himalayas: Upper Mustang Kingdom travel photos.
Julian Assange is Ecuador bound.–The Statesman.
[Photo pic: Elvis fans held a vigil for the 35th anniversary of the death of the star from humble gospel roots, in Memphis Tennessee at Graceland. "I never expected to be anybody important," is a quote his fans chose to remember the pioneering artist by. Photo: Mark Humphrey. AP. Source: CBC Canada].
Music Pick: Rio’s official Olympics theme song, The Gods of Olympus Visit Rio de Janeiro, makes you want to go there.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.8.12~
JUDGE HARVEY THINKS USA’S MILITARY ACQUISTION OF DIGITAL DATA & IT MILITARY SPYING VERGES ON BEING FBI DISNEYLAND STATUS
In “Fair Deal” privacy protection news: ”District Court Judge David Harvey has heard parts of the case against the Megaupload founder, who was arrested with three colleagues in January after a request from the United States. The FBI has accused Dotcom and others working at Megaupload website of the world’s biggest case of criminal copyright violation.”
Interesting. Also check out Corin Dann‘s interview with Pamela Jones Harbour of how Google and the USA are totally getting all up in everyone’s business IP mix.
Also what goes up in “the cloud computing arena” will be shared with Google’s mates, so the culture of Insider Trading is totally being facilitated by the USA who are masters at creative IP fusion. “Skins are us,” is the mobile telephony and IT tablet culture of US ideas going into the machine quicker and being churned out as US ideas, quicker so than what most other nations (bar China) can churn out new ideas in new forms. Or more to the point, the fused IP ideas are made by Americans in China, then returned back to the US as China products, even denying American citizens jobs.
It’s not entirely the USA’s fault. Americans consome more than any other nation. They have to keep up with the demand of consumption is the theory of “incorporating” ideas quicker. The pace of consumption you only understand if you actually do a two-year or more period of time within the USA. That, and not being very good at being no.2, drive this compulsion in the USA’s culture. Not every American is like that though, of course. :)
The same can be said of Steven Joyce‘s new super ministry in New Zealand too. A business hub has the same ability to collect the best business templates. A future area of IP law could grow as if NZ author’s biz templates were to be hacked into (it does happen), there could be court cases ahead of inventors and patent protection of biz owners ideas etc. New ideas are more addictive than pharmaceutical drugs to American people. They respond openly to innovation as innovation is one of the redeeming qualities of America as a nation. When dong good, they create pictures of liberty on display for the world. The attention span of Americans is always all about ‘the next new thing.’ In addition telecommunications companies need to guarantee emailed documents are not going down the wire, or through the airwaves to a hub of data collection too, that could abuse creative peoples incentives to create useful products more.
So in such a culture, it’s about remembering manners where you can and giving credit to where the ideas came from – and co-partnering on IP whakapapa rather than just taking it from the authors without credit. So I guess this isn’t a privacy issue alone, it is a meanness of spirit issue and potentially an industry of blackmail too with facts gathering.
So much of foreign affairs trade deals, trades gossip as capital to acquire stuff. That’s why more negotiators at the table is healthy, as if dirt is found on a nation’s key negotiator through IT they will trade off more than they should, for personal reasons. That is not what they were elected to do, so such deals are illegal without the consent of the citizen’s who own the assets being traded (including all IP and data of citizen’s of one particular nation’s habits, thoughts, work too). Such invisible illegal trade set ups need to cease until democracy on issues of trade have occurred with the citizens who own them.
So, because leaders are a target, a team of honest people helps reduce that culture and leverage of greed in trade deals. At best a team seeks to serve the children in a nation’s potential now and down the track. IT gives the US an advantage to plan this path for American citizen children, and also the nations the USA trades this information to for certain things the USA wants. China has been planning like this down the track for years. Therefore, the authors of the ideas, who are not the property or cattle of any State, often get robbed in this process of fair reward. More needs to be said of this style of culture at corporate and political level.
The USA is very good at a style of negotiating that trades heavily on gossip leverage, as shown with the Wikileaks diversion that demolished foreign affairs trust among nations, while being the perfect diversion for the Global Financial Crises shake, rattle n’ roll corporate banking crimes too. This should not be surprising though, as the internet was first designed for military purposes and the military were using the technology, long before anyone else knew of IT’s existence or capabilities.
The nature of IT is military information acquisition. After that lifestyle. Then sharing information. Entertainment distraction and education also feature as drawcards of audiences to IT. Oh, and of course E-Commerce as well. The more time online, the more information is collected of you. If this is the case, there’s nothing to fear, just live life in the open. Or live a life offline. Be more honest is the gift of IT to us all.
One should never fear an IT company’s knowledge of the individual. Or the government trading this information. It’s like ‘get a life.’ Trading secrets about people can tend to cramp life, not add to it, so as individuals we have to choose to live free from any fear in an IT world. Just do it. Needless to say, laws need to change to protect IT data mined information about individuals and their civil and human rights. If we don’t do this, we are not being humane. Too corporate greedy.
One of the strange ironies in the world is that the Security Industries that tax payers pay for, actually is used against citizens too and can be relabelled The Insecurity Industries in such instances. The latter name being more honest about that exhorbitant tax spend. IT also stitches elections through data mining and manipulating IT too. Elections are ’won’ on the biggest budgets for IT and media spend these days. That’s why youth are reacting so weirdly, as they feel like democracy isn’t in the air any more. In many cases on key issues, they’re quite right. I mean, there’s only so many video games you can play to express your anger or distract yourself until you acquire grey hair to then be seen with an opinion, as a young person. So democracy needs to be restored to give youth a feeling of a true sense of home in nations that offer democratic process as an expression of freedom, liberty and hope to have a decent chance of achieving an attainable dream in country’s somehow by a miracle, fortunate enough to still have this reality achievable for its own citizens. That is the essence of human rights in operation. How do we get back to that center?
On the topic of spying for capital gain (a US artform generating billionaires in the game), watch the rather stunning PJH above.
Judge Harvey is not due to hear the internet mogul’s extradition case until next year but made his views on copyright known during the launch of the “Fair Deal” campaign last week.
The campaign is opposing any changes to New Zealand’s copyright laws that may form part of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated and the 13th round of talks are finishing up.
The negotiations are secret but it is known that the United States entertainment industry is pushing for stronger copyright provisions among the 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region negotiating the deal. America is a melting pot of many cultures ideas. There are Maori and Polynesian characters all over Nickelodean’s children’s channel in the US for example – yet the same rule of thumb does not go back to New Zealand or Polynesia peoples of the South Pacific, for such cultural appropriation the US forgets they borrow heavily from all the time and disguise with costumes, diverse casting calls and of course, the American accent and a poker face too. The US is a shell, needing inspiration to reinvent new consumable products for its people. An American told me that and it is true. So the ball needs to go back to the center of the copyright issue. If the US is honest about that. Drop the poker face. Trade deals that are win-win are based on trust. This is only evident when honesty without pretense is present in trade deals processes and trading citizens peoples concerns are actually being listened to and upheld. How do we ensure such an environment of trading occurs. Otherwise all deals should be off. As a Kiwi, I know, the NZ people can wait until such an environment is present at the table. So, it’s America’s call to find a medium of negotiating culture that is in the center of what America thinks it knows and what others know to.
Judge Harvey also quoted media analyst, journalist and political debater Russell Brown‘s tweet on the topic from earlier on: “we have met the enemy and he is [the] U.S.” Judge Harvey’s remark is a play on the line “we have met the enemy and he is us” by American cartoonist Walt Kelly. Brown and Judge Harvey are referring to DVD codes copying that robs filmmakers of their next farm purchase, or shares acquistion as a virtual farmer in Fonterra in New Zealand, something shocking!
I don’t know how such Oscar winning filmmakers can sleep easily at night, as well as being such high profile activists for indigenous peoples rights too. They’re incredible!
Crown Law, which is representing the FBI in the extradition case, would not comment on the issue.
Journalistic facts verbage: Hamish Fletcher.
[Photos: Sarah Ivey, Wikipedia, Dream & Don't Sleep, & 7 Days in Dubai. ]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
Currently under house arrest in the UK, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will run for a seat in Australia’s Senate.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.3.12~
I notice that Wikileaks is being majorly considered for a Nobel Peace Prize Award, whereas encyclopedia (with oft skewed, not always factually correct information) Wikipedia, is not.
How can one person, Julian Assange be considered to win an award over all of the gazillion million trillion billion co-authors that Wikipedia claims contribute to their global knowledge bank? But yes, that is the case.
After Facebook at no.1, Google at no.2, Some other website at no.3 (Yahoo probably!), Wikipedia is the 4th most viewed website in The Western World. Wikileaks website never was that popular at influencing people. So, go figure.
Anyway, Wikipedia is awesome, as we know. You can even check up to see the first nonMaori New Zealander from the U.K who ever set foot on Aotearoa New Zealand soil. His name?
Captain James Cook: He is the prototype of white people of British persuasion in New Zealand, and he wasn’t all that bad. Here’s a bit on James, “Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.”
Like Lady Gaga, James kinda lived in a world where wearing wigs was kinda what they liked to do. As depicted by this photograph, also sourced via Wikipedia. It’s strange how Cook has Polynesian connection on the high seas, just like Maori people of New Zealand do, with Hawaii also. Kinda mirror image voyagers being shared today in New Zealand in contemporary modern and exciting Kiwi culture.
James couldn’t cook though. :)
Perhaps the Kiwi sense of humor is best reflected in the way that a wild breed of pig, is named the “Captain Cooker” in honor of James. Go figure! But that is too funny.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.3.11~
“We must out-compete and out-build the world”–President Barack Obama to the American people, SoU address, 2011.
You can’t really have favorites in America. Everyone expressing ‘art’ and creating ‘pop culture’ to help Corporate America (Apple, Google and Facebook) out to ‘out-compete the world,’ via I.T and mobile telephony culture, has their own unique expressions of American-ness as they generate media-sharing connection points.
Four favorite ladies of celebrity news currently are always: Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Stefani Germanotta (or Lady Gaga) and Alecia Keys – pictured. Here’s a quick snap-shot of news (entertainment and celebrity news with a dash of politics) being created and sent out via America today.
The generous soul shall themselves be watered is an old proverb that’s so true. With that thought in mind, not only has she just announced that her breasts are 100% real but Kim Kardashian shocks Hollywood by announcing that she gives 10% or what she earns to charity. In particular, The Dream Foundation. Nice one! Kim also gives to her mom’s church out in Calabasas. That was new news.
Sir Anthony Hopkins new film, The Rite, about demonic exorcism premiered at Grauman’s Chinois Theater last night.
Five feuds not involving Glee or The Kings of Leon can be read here.
Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Is Beaten to Death – Terrible!
Molecular Gastronomy News: Waiter, There’s a Physicist In My Soup
Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi‘s discovers that having had a bun in the oven, to a computer mogul’s brother, Adam Dell, is a living nightmare when working out custody battles over their 11-month tot Khrishna Thea. But are the Dell’s really that ungentlemanly though? I’m expecting Padma to release a cook book, Velvet Custards of the World, any day now.
Camille Grammer wants a $10 million bond put up for ex-husband Kelsey Grammer‘s pension plan. Vampire, or not?
The ‘security’ bizzo continues to grow. Scare mongering and control are its two selling points. Drive-Cam collaborates with American family insurance to offer in-car camera to offer new teen drivers to parents.
Political wrestling news: Senate Ends Practice Of Secret Holds
Lady Gaga plays devil’s advocate for the ‘security industry’s’ marketing drive worldwide, her new song lyrics are: “Give yourself prudence and love your friends, subway kid rejoice your truth. In the religion of the insecure I must: be myself, respect my youth.” I would have to say that ‘prudence’ and Stefani Germanotta‘s presentation have never met each other once in her role for the US as Lady Gaga, so who is girl trippin out on here, except the naive? Lol! Her schizophrenia as a rather creative artist, makes her loved worldwide as a distraction from what’s real. Who does Germanotta date, exactly? Case in point. One more time… who does Stefani Germanotta personally date exactly? One more time… Yep! We still love her crazy in the USA! To keep Germotta’s politics fair beyond a dollar sign… Here’s some some lyrics too: “Born This Way: Gaga is the sound a newborn makes in Uganda when…” Sometimes, you have to ask, why don’t gay girl artists make bank like Germanotta, and isn’t she ready to hand over the gay ticket to introduce other artists who need to be fed too? With $70 million in the bank, she should be about now.
Tori Amos & George McDonald have co-written The Light Princess, a musical set in the 19th Century for The British National Theater Co.
Corporate Lynching Humor: GM Withdraws Application For $14B Gov’t Loan
Like a Hollywood hair color change, Mandy Moore says music and not rom-com acting is her at the minute.
Movie close up: Strongman
Kate Walsh is in on Grey’s Anatomy‘s Glee-like musical episode. The Los Feliz resident is always a honey.
Charlie Sheen is someone linked to Cedar Sinai hospitalization after partying with too many women at once.
The Sincere Face of American Talk TV - Jon Stewart To Join 9/11 Memorial Foundation Board
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~
Speculation is currently swirling that WikiLeaks may be targeting Bank of America in its next leak, that Forbes interview will target at least on major bank. Some say Bank of America is that bank. The Huffington Post claims an executive at a major American bank will resign over the information. After millions have been spent by the US government investigating Wall Street biz practices it may be embarrassing being trumped by wikileaks information being released. These banking documents have nothing to do with Private Manning‘s leaked docs as a US military personnel.
New York Times scribe Andrew Ross Sorkin, points out that in his opinion it is not Wall Street executives who are worried about WikiLeaks’ next bombshell, it’s Wall Street regulators whose existence will be gauged via information sharing of a banking system’s methods. To be honest, if you know Bank of America, if these docs do affect this bank–it is actually no major loss to the American people. BoA is commonly known as not being a very good bank here in California. That’s the public perception of this bank.
The banking scandal looks scarier than what it is-from an average Joe customer’s viewpoint of this bank, that being “no bueno.”