Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Gatherings from the Internet

18/02/2011
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New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users

“Like it or not, we are now living in a cyberpunk novel,” said Darren Kitchen, a systems administrator for an aerospace company in Richmond, Calif., and the host of Hak5, a video podcast about computer hacking and security. “When people find out how trivial and easy it is to see and even modify what you do online, they are shocked.” Continue reading

14/02/2011
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Charter for Compassion

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community. Continue reading

10/02/2011
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House Republicans Push Energy And Science Cuts

Congress will have to agree on spending levels to avoid a government shutdown when current funding expires on March 4. The $32 billion in cuts prepared by the Appropriations Committee would amount to the largest budget cut in U.S. history. But they would spare entitlement programs, such as pension and health insurance for the elderly, and military spending that account for the majority of the $3.7 trillion annual U.S. budget. Continue reading

09/02/2011
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In New Book, Whistle-Blower Alleges U.S., UN Involvement in Bosnian Sex Trafficking

“But the problem is that the other 80 percent who aren’t involved aren’t doing anything to stop it. And they’re looking the other way. It’s like these people, when they go overseas, because they’re 5,000 miles away from home, think they’re not going to get caught. And many of them don’t, and many of them continue.” Continue reading

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