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Category: Society

Exhaling on YouTube

I've created a YouTube channel separate from my private account and branded it “BigSmoke”. The channel's purpose is to breathe some fresh air into the online discussions. Actually, the content is the sort of content that I used to want to put more of on BigSmoke, but which I now found to be better suited for long-form discussions than for laying down my views from some ivory tower. Read More »

Dubai as an example for us all

Some Oct 2 2012 wisdom from SlashDot user fuzzyfuzzyfungus: “Dubai is an example of the glorious harmony between (middle) east and west! A city that wraps the middle east's robust traditions of rule of law and enlightenment liberalism and the west's values of sober financial honesty in the civic-planning expertise of Vegas developers on PCP... Truly, an example for us all.” Read More »

The Story of Stuff

I've been a fan of Annie Leonard's Story of Stuff for a while. I don't want to spend any more time describing the video, since Annie does a splendid job herself: Read More »

Humanity Lobotomy – The Importance of Net Neutrality

In the early days, radio used to be a two-way communication system. Radio communication played a part in social, religious and political dialogs between people. Later, big corporations like NBC and CBS produced 97% of nighttime broadcasting in the United States; all courtesy of the Federal Communications Commission. We cannot let them do the same to the internet. Read More »

Push the limits

Besides making good music, Enigma also writes meaningful lyrics. A quote from "Push the Limits", from the album "The Screen Behind the Mirror", by Enigma: Read More »

Ron Paul: Going the Distance

Here I am again with a message about Ron Paul. He asks not to give up, even though election victories are already practically claimed, prematurely of course. He also wants to organize a march to Washington D.C., to give the media something they can't ignore, like they usually do. Read More »