Journal: On Experts, Lies, Climate, & Security

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Ethics
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October 05, 2009

UN Climate Reports: They Lie

By Marc Sheppard

Speaking on the Senate floor in July of 2003, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) rightly called the threat of catastrophic global warming the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

The Cybersecurity Myth by Bob Crigely

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said this week it will hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity experts over the next three years to help protect U.S. computer networks. This was part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the announcement was made by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who also said they probably won’t need to hire all 1,000 experts, which is good because I am pretty sure THERE AREN’T ONE THOUSAND CIVILIAN CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS IN THE ENTIRE FRIGGIN’ WORLD!!!!

Phi Beta Iota: Correct. The politicization of United Nations as well as all government and corporate “reporting” to the public is now out of control. In no way does this reduce the need for real-time science and real-time policy (changes to the Earth that used to take 10,000 years now take three), but it does demand that we recognize that the corruption of all information being presented to the public is now virtually total. There is an urgent need for both bottom-up Internet resilience (every appliance a server-router with Wi-Fi), and bottom-up public intelligence.

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