GlobalizationWritten by Slawek
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I am not interested in protesters, just as I feel distant from theoreticians attempting to usurp throne of Supreme Creator. What I see, what stinks of arrogance and our rapaciousness, turning everything into a comic book. Globalization has become what today twists us most. Out of all great people known to me, only Pope discerns weaknesses of this process. Unfortunately, those who could help in improving audibility of his words keep silent, or amplify them in such way that they become a part of our comic book. "The American Beauty", one of most interesting American films of final years of 20th century brilliantly conveys atmosphere of life in times of globalization (though this was not aim of its creators) – I wholeheartedly recommend that you see this picture, if you have not done that already (one could add here yet another title from past century, "The Magnolias"), and my personal observations, of a man moving without a hurry, because he LIVES AND IS…
So much for my loose notes of observations of a man moving without a hurry, because he LIVES AND IS! One could write an excellent article about “hiccupping, hollering in a sandbox, about thinking-unthinking”, only this would be pointless, as all write this way.
We have just returned from Utah from our New Year skiing. Imagine unending fog in a city surrounded by Rocky Mountains (Salt Lake City) and beautiful sunshine up in mountains, white pure snow around. We were lucky to ski in one of few remaining centers not allowing use of snowboards. The beautifully located Alta, cheaper by half than competitors, vanquishes others with its unique charm. The four of us, as you know, adore mountains and throughout year we dream of skiing, remaining firmly in our lowlands. I’d better finish this scribbling. Hugs…
What Would You DO for a Klondike Bar - OR "National Security?"Written by LadyCamelot
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Government and Military Databases: Imagine having your personal information fostered in a national database, alongside common criminals and terrorists -- this is future of Verichip. In addition, "Lifelog," developed by DARPA, is an audiovisual surveillance mini-PC that could be added to Verichip. As a matter of fact, research is currently underway to further develop and converge this technology. But what does all of this mean? With technology moving at speed of light, we are on brink of total, and now with Patriot Act, legal scrutiny. Perhaps our daily routines are similar to that of Al Queda members living in US and abroad ... thank God for Verichip -- now we can be tracked like animals we are and be brought in for swift justice. Yes, we attend PTA, watch news and science programs on television, and perhaps we patron local coffee shop that Al Queda members visit -- we must be "sleeper cells" too. The saddest part about Verichip and its hyped claims is that people, in general, are not truly reacting to serious and phenomenal repercussions something this minuscule could have on civilization as a whole. One's every intimate detail of his or her life could be inexplicably recorded and documented. From driving to your child's sporting event, to sending a personal email, to buying a best-selling novel at your local bookstore -- all of this and more can and will eventually be radiosignaled via audiovisual techniques to global, information databases. So what would you do for a Klondike bar -- or National Security?
*For more information on Verichip, go to http://www.4verichip.com and for DNA child test kits: http://codeamber.org/dnakits.html In addition, there are several news reports regarding Verichip technologies.
©LadyCamelot 09/2003 LadyCamelot currently serves as the PR Dir. for HolisticJunction.com,published author of "Windows to the Soul," has several poems published in esteemed anthologies, a free-lance writer, State IDC Representative, animal rights activist, artist and more recently has had her literature inducted into the Ellis Island library in tributary to the events of 911. To contact LadyCamelot, you may reach her via email at LadyCamelot@aol.com .