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— Digital Bill of Rights —

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“We the people of the Internet, in order to form a more altruistic online existence, establish privacy of user data, ensure protections for all individuals, provide for the common checks and balances of our online rights, promote the general welfare, and secure the liberty of our online identities and our information, do ordain and establish this Digital Bill of Rights for the people of the Internet.”  ~ Mashable

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1. The user shall have the right to access the Internet.

2. Each and every user shall be offered equal protections of privacy and free speech regardless of nationality, religion or political beliefs.

3. The user shall have the right for his or her view of the Internet to be uncensored and unrestricted.

4. The user has the freedom to choose and control with whom he or she shares his or her activity or personal information. Furthermore, data that a user uploads to an online service shall not be shared with other users except at their consent.

5. The user has the right to all his or her original content, works and information he or she uploads on or produces for the Internet.

6. The user shall have the right to terminate his or her participation with any online service at any time. If a user wants to terminate a relationship with a web-based service, the user shall have the right to delete his or her user data from said service.

7. The user’s online user data and personal communications, including but not limited to email, instant messages, social media and audio and video conferences, shall have the same legal protections as a user’s traditional letters, phone calls and any other physical correspondence or records.

8. No entity — government, law enforcement agency, corporation or human — may collect, examine, steal or otherwise utilize a user’s data without the permission of the user, barring legally justified data collection/search/seizure.

9. The user shall have the right to remain anonymous online, and shall only reveal his or her identity to whom they choose.

10. The user shall have the right to use the Internet without his or her activity and/or communications being monitored by any government or agency.
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‘Another parasite is born . . .’

“A child born to unemployed, loving parents is a state liability and judged a burden to us all — and yet a child born to privileged unemployed, loving parents is a state liability and a blessing to us all. The rich are our misfortune.” ~ Unknown

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Today — at 4.24 pm (GMT) weighing in at 8lbs 6oz (3.6kg) — a baby boy:

British Monarchy – Twitter Status
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“A father and his tiny son, blowing kisses
on the train today, made those around
smile, and think of higher things . . .”
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An extract:

Letters from Sweden
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On freedom (4)


“A trip calls for a man who has not yet been caged, who has not yet been fucked by the big Fear that makes all society go. Unfortunately, most men overestimate their worthiness as basic and free individuals, and it is the mistake of the hippie generation not to trust anybody over 30. 30 doesn’t mean a damn thing. Most beings are captured and trained, totally, by the age of 7 or 8. Many of the young LOOK free but this is only a chemical thing of body and energy and not a realistic thing of spirit. I have met free men in the strangest of places and at ALL ages – as janitors, car thieves, car washers, and some free women too – mostly as nurses or waitresses, and at ALL ages. The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.” 

~ Charles Bukowski ~

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REFERENCE:

http://bukowski.net/
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On life (4)

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“After a certain age, every man has the face he deserves.”

~  Albert Camus  ~
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Bookshelf (1)

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What I’m currently reading . . .

● http://quran.com
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Additional notes and references . . .

Bookshelf One
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Scams !!!

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It’s Fraud Awareness Week in New Zealand and the Department of Consumer Affairs has a useful Web Site that keeps us informed of the more prevalent scams, here . . .

Scams
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On dissent (4)

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“If I were to remain silent — I’d be guilty of complicity.”

Albert Einstein  ~
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On simplicity (3)

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“If you can’t explain it to a six year old,
you don’t understand it yourself.”

Albert Einstein  ~
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‘A walk in the woods’

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A
way from civilisation (the Internet) for a few days:
I’m taking a walk in the woods, so to speak.
Please play nice until my return . . .
x
Patrick
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Earth Day – 2013

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http://www.earthday.org/2013/

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‘The Terrorist State’

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Innocent people were killed by a terrorist’s bomb in Boston Afghanistan this week. On every day in every week the US Government’s War-on-Humanity continues and here’s a selection of related articles on my Wall at Google-Plus that makes the point:

War is Terror

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On American exceptionalism . . .

I, terrorist
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On love (5)

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“The mark of a mature man is the ability to give love
and receive it joyously and without guilt.”

~  Mother Teresa  ~
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Notes to myself (2)

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“The world doesn’t owe you anything. It was here first.”

~  Samuel Clemens   ~
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On fear (4)

.Image: "Come to the edge he said ... No! no! we are afraid ... Come to the edge he said ... So they came ... He pushed them ... And they flew." ~ Old French Proverb

….Come to the edge he said
….No! no! we are afraid
….Come to the edge he said
….So they came . . .
….He pushed them
….And they flew.

….Old French Proverb
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On love (4)

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“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”

~ Thomas Carlyle  ~
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On simplicity (2)

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“When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

John Lennon  ~
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On love (3)

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“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love
— it is the prerogative of the brave.”

~  Mohandas Gandhi  ~
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On simplicity (1)

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“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

Carlos Barrios  ~
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‘Parihaka’

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Lest we forget — 131 years ago today, British troops marched into the pacifist settlement of Parihaka in Aotearoa / New Zealand and I’ve posted a selection of articles about the atrocities that followed over on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Parihaka
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