The United States, like many countries, have been dependent on fossil fuels since the extraction and use of it was invented. These energy-dense and economical forms of energy have dramatically increased the quality of life for the world at large.
( early cotton picking machine, circa 1886 )
Fossil fuels enabled the mechanical automation of dull, repetitive work such as farm labor, which was the primary reason that we were able to eliminate slavery in the western world earlier than most of the globe. ( notice that after the civil war, cotton was still available at prices everyone could afford? we had invented many machines to automate slave labor at a more economical price before, during, and after the civil war – slavery was outmoded by technology – not morality, unfortunately. )
Here it comes. The UK is getting the ball rolling on axing the best part of the internet – privacy, anonymity, and security – the core of what made the internet a free medium. As usual, we have the ‘because of the terrorists’ Justification. I wonder if criminals who seek to murder will follow the law? probably not, huh?
The UK’s prime minister, David Cameron, has re-iterated that the UK government does not intend to “leave a safe space—a new means of communication—for terrorists to communicate with each other.” This confirms remarks he made earlier this year about encryption, when he said: “The question is are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read. My answer to that question is: no, we must not.”
David Cameron was replying in the House of Commons on Monday to a question from the Conservative MP David Bellingham, who asked him whether he agreed that the “time has come for companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter to accept and understand that their current privacy policies are completely unsustainable?” To which Cameron replied: “we must look at all the new media being produced and ensure that, in every case, we are able, in extremis and on the signature of a warrant, to get to the bottom of what is going on.”
In light of recent censorship and controversy on Reddit, a new alternative to Reddit has came about at http://voat.co and has been gaining in popularity.
Recently, their hosting provider shut them down for allowing free speech, basically.
The reason they gave us when they notified us that they have cancelled our contract is “…we have received significant information that the content on your server includes political incorrect parts that are unacceptable for us.” and “Due to the fact that we cannot keep bond of trust to you as our customer…”.
Staying off facebook: 0:00
More about why i left facebook: 2:08
Facebook’s financial ties to big banks: 4:00
Proof of FB/Google censorship: 6:39
Who’s doing the censorship: 9:59
Where the internet is headed & how the radio was censored: 11:40
What we need to do about it: 17:20
TPP and TPP information censorship: 19:21
Alternative ideas for free communication: 22:14
What i’m doing next: 25:40