IPFire: a Free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall

Image by Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net *

Image by Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

IPFire is a free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall in the first instance. It can be maintained via a web interface. The distribution furthermore offers selected server-daemons and can easily be expanded to a SOHO-server.

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Open Tesla: Tesla Motors opens up Entire Patent Portfolio

Cutaway view of the electric motor which powers the Tesla Model S / Photo by Alison Cassidy

Cutaway view of the electric motor which powers the Tesla Model S / Photo by Alison Cassidy *

Founder Elon Musk wrote that the company
“will not initiate patent lawsuits
against anyone who, in good faith,
wants to use [Tesla's] technology.”

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Privately owned Property: Somebody has the Ultimate Authority

Image by Niall McAuley *

Image by Niall McAuley *

“whatever legal and political system being considered,
somebody will have the ultimate authority
to make a final decision
as to any item of property.”

”It is the nature of fascist political systems
to bifurcate the purported ownership
of property from its control.”

Butler Shaffer

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Ron Paul: US “only recognizes elections as free and fair when the US-favored candidate wins”

Ron Paul in Reno, Nevada (2011) /  Photo taken by Gage Skidmore

Ron Paul in Reno, Nevada (2011) / Photo taken by Gage Skidmore *

Ron Paul: It represents a continuation of the policy of
do what we say and we will subsidize you, disobey us and we will bomb you.

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A calm President Putin vs “nasty tone and pathetic questions” from French Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin granted an interview to Europe-1 and TF-1  in France / Screenshot from YouTube video

Russian President Vladimir Putin granted an interview to Europe-1 and TF-1 in France / Screenshot from YouTube video

“Putin presented a calm, confident demeanor and was never ruffled by the nasty tone and pathetic questions that were thrown at him.” (1)

“C’est la première interview que le président russe accorde aux médias occidentaux depuis le début de la crise en Ukraine.” - This is the first interview that the Russian president gives Western media since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine. (2)

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Climate Change Hysteria & Geoengineering

GeoEngineering Original image by Hughhunt (adapted by CNLib - airplane by tws037 ) / Wiki Commons *

GeoEngineering – Original image by Hughhunt (adapted by CNLib – airplane by tws037 ) / Wiki Commons *

  First, they called it “global warming.” 

Then they CHANGED it to “Climate CHANGE

“We might be inclined to take this issue more seriously
if the environmental movement
did not have a long history
of false and fanatical doom-mongering.”
Dr. Deming (1) – (emphasis added)

But the SERIOUS thing is: GeoEngineering.

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In support of Dean Clifford : Unalienable Rights and Natural Law for Sovereign Rational Minds

Image by Stuart Miles / Wiki Commons *

Image by Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net *

Do not let the hero in your soul perish (…)
The world you desire can be won,
it exists,
it is real,
it is possible
and it’s yours.”

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Mozilla accepts DRM: The last Holdout for the Open Web has fallen

NO Fair Use / Wiki Commons

NO Fair Use / Wiki Commons

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale; there are, however, many competing definitions. With first-generation DRM software, the intent is to control copying; With second-generation DRM, the intent is to control executing, viewing, copying, printing and altering of works or devices.” (1)

Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix, et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM(2)

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Menger: Free economy and privately-directed capital v. government-created capital

Carl Menger ((1840-1921) by Mises.org / Wiki Commons

Carl Menger ((1840-1921) by Mises.org / Wiki Commons

(…) the government tends not to fund academics or economic schools of thought that do not promote its central role in the economy (…) the human person is a cog in an economic machine that must be coerced to act in ways that make their systems work.Christopher Westley (1)

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EFF: Dangerous Decision in Oracle v. Google on APIs

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Image by Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net *

Application Programming Interfaces (API) are, generally speaking, specifications that allow programs to communicate with each other. (…) the freedom to reimplement and extend existing APIs has been the key to competition and progress in both hardware and software development (…) by ensuring that competitors could challenge established players and advance the state of the art. (1)

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Ron Paul: We’ve had enough of these wars and we’ve had enough of this debt.

Dr. Ron Paul, by Gage Skidmore / Wiki Commons *

Dr. Ron Paul, by Gage Skidmore / Wiki Commons 

The American people want no part of a conflict with Russia, just as they wanted no part in a war against Syria last summer (…) The American tax-payers don’t want it and our government thinks they can get away with it.” - emphasis added

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We the Living can only achieve our Hopes if we have Freedom

Judge Andrew Napolitano / Author: Gage SkidmoreWiki Commons

”Freedom is the ability of every person to exercise his own free will,
rather than be subject to the will of the government or anyone else.”

”What does Easter mean? Easter means that there is hope for the dead. If there’s hope for the dead, there’s hope for the living. But, like the colonists who fought the oppression of the king, we the living can only achieve our hopes if we have freedom. And that requires a government that protects freedom, not one that assaults it.” - Judge Andrew Napolitano

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Money Velocity is falling rapidly in US and Canadian Economies

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Money Supply Velocity (M2) / source: (modified by Jim Willie)

Money Supply Velocity (M2) / source: www.stlouisfed.org (modified by Jim Willie CB)

Jim Willie CB (1): ”(…) astonishing rapid deterioration. Consumers and business are holding firm their money rather than investing it, as they see poor prospects. Continue reading