ugust 27, 2013
Crisis: Poitras, Banks, Obama
  "Those who sacrifice liberty for
   security deserve neither."
   -- Benjamin Franklin [1]
    "All governments lie and nothing
    they say should be believed.
   -- I.F. Stone.

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1. Miranda Detention: 'Blatant Attack on Press Freedom'
2. Our Giant Banks Own Airports, Control Power Plants, Hoard...
3. obama
About ME/CFS


There is today some more on the crisis, but it is not much and I'll be brief. (Maybe there is more tomorrow.)

1. Miranda Detention: 'Blatant Attack on Press Freedom'

To start with, Laura Poitras on the detention of David Miranda:

Here is a a small part from near the ending:

Because of the disclosures made by Edward Snowden, we have for the first time an international debate on the scope of government surveillance. Almost daily for the past three months citizens learn of new unlawful surveillance programs being secretly run by their governments. All of our reporting has been in the public interest, and none has caused harm.

David's detention and the destruction of the hard drives in the Guardian's basement reveal one thing: Our governments do not want citizens to be informed when it comes to the topic of surveillance.

There is quite a bit more under the last link.

2. Our Giant Banks Own Airports, Control Power Plants, Hoard...

Next, an article by the president of the Public Banking Institute - and this is the full title:

It's first paragraph is thus:
Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and where have they gotten the money?
The president is a woman, and gives some explanations.

3. obama

Finally, for those of my readers who believe I am - somehow - mistaken about president Obama, here is a link to a site that has a factsheet about him:

Note that the site claims and links the evidence. It's all quite polite.

[1] Here it is necessary to insist, with Aristotle, that the governors do not rule, or at least, should not rule: The laws rule, and the government, if good, is part of its executive power. Here I quote Aristotle from my More on stupidity, the rule of law, and Glenn Greenwald:
It is more proper that law should govern than any one of the citizens: upon the same principle, if it is advantageous to place the supreme power in some particular persons, they should be appointed to be only guardians, and the servants of the laws.
(And I note the whole file I quote from is quite pertinent.)

About ME/CFS (that I prefer to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search machines) which is a disease I have since 1.1.1979:
1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS(pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why  (currently not available)

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2003)
5. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2011)
6. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

7. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
Maarten Maartensz
Resources about ME/CFS
(more resources, by many)

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