Monday, January 19, 2015

Marine Le Pen, in the New York Times

Pigs Soar: The New York Times published an opinion piece by Marine Le Pen.

I continue to be baffled by the use of the term Right Wing, both here and in Europe. It is applied to Nazis, who were socialists, and to Libertarians, who are Classical Liberals. A term which includes both genocidal proponents of big government and proponents of small government which protects people's rights hardly seems like a useful term, except as one of abuse for "people with whom I disagree".

Any thoughts on that?

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Your data is our data, your equipment is our equipment."

This really isn't news, but it is something to pay attention to:
According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen exclusively by SPIEGEL, they are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.
No water means cities of all sizes die within a couple weeks. Less, in many cases, maybe a lot less.

One must admire the Remote Operations Center's motto, though: "Your data is our data, your equipment is our equipment."

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