Friday, January 06, 2012

Daily Digest January 5, 2012


Karzai supports direct U.S.-Taliban talks

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Will Google, Facebook, others 'nuke' Internet over SOPA?

If Wikipedia Jimmy Wales' threat to turn off the crowd-sourced encyclopedia to protest the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) sent you into a cold sweat, you won't welcome this news.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga ­ and oh sweet baby Jesus no! ­ Etsy, along with other Internet-based companies take a "nuclear option" and "go simultaneously dark" in protest of the bill, and to "highlight the fundamental danger the legislation poses to the function of the Internet,"

More on the annoying way we live now:
Gaming world conflicted on piracy act support
7 signs we're living in the post-privacy era
Boycott forces Go Daddy to stop supporting SOPA
Can a Wikipedia blackout save the Internet?
Software alliance yanks support for piracy bill
Congressman blasts Google's stance on piracy bill

I'm a libertarian in regards to the internet - government keep out of it!
(aside from having the user fees go sky high, mind)
I came across this while doing to-day's >>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<
Canada will be at war with Iran should Israel or the United States of America
attack, for Iran will not attack either of them - or us.

I'm most interested in whether you support going to war with Iran
because it is a threat to world peace and to Canada - or are opposed.

Stephen Harper

Iran is the "biggest threat" to peace

Agence France-Presse 05/01/2012 8:55 p.m

OTTAWA - Iran is "the most serious threat to peace and security in the world", said Thursday the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, commenting on the tensions around the Strait of Hormuz.

"Iran is a very serious threat to peace and security in the world. To me, this is the greatest threat to peace and security in the world, "Harper said during a radio interview with 630CHED, saying also that the country was trying" to clear to acquire nuclear weapons. "

Canadian Prime Minister also expressed concern about Tehran's bellicose rhetoric that engages in a show of force around the Strait of Hormuz, mouth strategic Persian Gulf oil to international maritime trade.

"I think the whole international community, including the Chinese and the Russians, is aware that this is a serious threat. I think the problem is that there is no consensus on what to do, "said Harper, adding that Canada was working with its allies to put pressure on Tehran, including the imposition of economic sanctions.

Stephen Harper

L'Iran est la «plus grave menace» pour la paix
Agence France-Presse 
05/01/2012 20h55 [] []
Stephen Harper - L'Iran est la «plus grave menace» po
Stephen Harper. 
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OTTAWA - L'Iran représente «la plus grave menace pour la paix et la sécurité dans le monde», a déclaré jeudi le Premier ministre canadien Stephen Harper, commentant les tensions autour du détroit d'Ormuz.

«L'Iran représente une menace très sérieuse pour la paix et la sécurité dans le monde. À mes yeux, il s'agit de la plus grave menace pour la paix et la sécurité dans le monde», a déclaré M. Harper lors d'un entretien accordé à la radio 630CHED, affirmant par ailleurs que le pays essayait «clairement d'acquérir des armes nucléaires».

Le Premier ministre canadien s'est également dit inquiet du discours belliqueux de Téhéran qui se livre à une démonstration de force autour du détroit d'Ormuz, embouchure stratégique du Golfe persique pour le commerce maritime pétrolier international.

«Je pense que l'ensemble de la communauté internationale, y compris les Chinois et les Russes, est consciente qu'il s'agit d'une menace sérieuse. Je pense que le problème est qu'il n'y a pas de consensus sur ce qu'il faut faire», a dit Stephen Harper, ajoutant que le Canada travaillait avec ses alliés afin de mettre de la pression sur Téhéran, notamment par l'imposition de sanctions économiques.