AE911Truth to Present WTC Evidence in 17-Stop ReThink911 Canada Tour March 13 to 31, 2014

The 9/11 Truth Movement has been re-inspired throughout Canada by ReThink911, the successful ad campaign from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. From coast to coast, local organizers are getting behind the ReThink911 Canada Tour started by Winnipeg promoter, Jaime Sparkes.

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See also:

Interview 822 – Richard Gage Takes ReThink 9/11 Across Canada (Audio)

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People Unite In Protest Across The Continent To Stop TPP

Workers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will unite in an Inter-Continental Day of Action Friday to stop a massive new trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership—commonly referred to as “NAFTA on steroids.”

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February 11th: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance

In January 2006, EFF filed our first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of NSA mass surveillance.

In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat SOPA, legislation that sought to censor the Internet in the name of copyright enforcement.

And in January of last year, we lost a dear friend and fierce digital rights advocate, Aaron Swartz. We vowed to defend the rights of Internet users everywhere in his memory.

Now we have a new challenge: ending mass surveillance by the NSA.

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Thailand: Next Anti-Regime Rally – January 13, 2014

In protest of unelected dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy regime led by his own nepotist-appointed sister Yingluck Shinawatra, anti-regime protesters plan to shut down Thailand’s capital of Bangkok starting on Monday, January 13, 2014.

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Petition: European Citizens’ Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income

The Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is a recurring, universal payment to everyone – as an individual right, without means test or any obligation to work or perform other services in return, and high enough to ensure an existence in dignity and participation in society. The current social security systems are demeaning and inadequate in addressing the roots of poverty. UBI would transform social security from a compensatory system into an emancipatory system, one that trusts people to make their own decisions, and does not stigmatize them for their circumstances.

If we collect one million statements of support for Basic Income from the 500 million inhabitants of the European Union, the European Commission will have to examine our initiative carefully and arrange for a public hearing in the European Parliament.

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As far as i understood, we have 14 days left to sign, so please do, and spread this far and wide!

Investigation Reveals Rampant Fraud by Privatized Hospice Groups

A Washington Post investigation into the world of hospice care published Thursday found that what was initially intended to be a peaceful end-of-life alternative led by religious and community organizations, has now evolved into a $17 billion for-profit industry ripe with scams and abuse.

Hospice care, which focuses on providing comfort to the terminally ill rather than finding a cure, is funded primarily by Medicare—which makes an estimated 85 to 90 percent of all payments to hospices.

Quick to capitalize on this booming industry, since 2000 the number of hospices run by for-profit companies has jumped from 30 percent to nearly 60 percent—with an even larger share of the patients; during the same period, Medicare expenditures on hospice jumped from $2.9 billion to $15.1 billion.

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Windows XP: Microsoft’s Ticking Time Bomb

The final deadline for Windows XP support will act as a starting pistol for hackers, as they target hundreds of millions of users on unpatched systems.

Microsoft has already granted the 12-year-old OS several stays of execution, but the firm has said it will finally end extended support on 8 April 2014 – despite the fact that XP remains the second-most popular OS, with almost a third of PCs running it.

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WARNING: if you still run Windows XP, you will be forced to abandon it between now and April 2014. And if you do, you will have to install a new system from scratch anyhow, so why buy any new Windows version if you can choose between hundreds of Linux distributions which are free to use, open-source and contain no malware whatsoever? You will still have a desktop with icons, start menu, quicklaunch panel etc., as well as tenthousands of free softwares for all kinds of purposes, including browsers (Firefox etc.), media players, email, office and everything else you need, much more than what is offered by commercial operating systems. And don’t worry about fiddling with dozens of driver CDs – the Linux Kernel provides everything for you.

If you’re new to this, i’d recommend Linux Mint for a start, which comes in 4 different flavors (desktops): Cinnamon (a rather young, good-looking desktop which i find promising albeit a few minor bugs), MATE (based on Gnome but more conservative), KDE (a huge, great-looking, mature & very powerful desktop, although not ideal on slow computers), or XFCE (another pretty conservative, fast & non-annoying desktop which is my personal favorite). There are many more possible choices out there, but this is what the Linux Mint community has chosen to maintain. And we’re talking about just one of hundreds of Linux distributions out there. Linux Mint is simply one of the most beginner-friendly choices.

Discover a new world of software freedom, security and freedom of choice, and get your computer (and yourself) out of the corporate software matrix. With Linux, you can enjoy using your computer once again and become the boss on your system – not the other way around. Don’t be afraid, it won’t hurt. And once you made the transition, you will probably not want to look back – ever.

See also:

DistroWatch.com  – Comprehensive overview about all relevant Linux distributions (with a Top-100 popularity list on the right)

Why Linux Is Better – in case anyone asks…