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Links 09 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 09 July 2013.

The Whole Truth

Zied Boumaiza writes: “A coup d’état, a putsch, a usurpation, a betrayal. That’s what it is. Without any euphemism, let’s not try to cover up what just happened in Egypt with pretty words.”

Links 06 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 06 July 2013.

Links 05 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 05 July 2013.

Congratulations Egypt, and Shame on You

I can’t help but wonder how it all came to this. Was it really so impossible for either side to reach out to the other, and make compromises that would permit the different factions to work together, until the people could once again be consulted in elections, on schedule and in due time?

Links 04 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 04 July 2013.

Shadow State

“There is a New Cold War but it is not like the old one. It is not country against country. It is the shadow state in every nation against its own people….”

Standoff in Egypt

Can this story possibly have a happy ending? If your goal is simply to get the Islamists out of power in Egypt, perhaps it will. But if your idea of democracy is broad, inclusive government representing all sectors of society, validated at the ballot box, this isn’t looking so good.

The NSA Maps Your Brain

“Now that so much of our lives are mediated by the internet, your IP logs are really a real-time map of your brain: what are you reading about, what are you curious about, what personal ad are you responding to….”

“The Strongest Weapon”

President Obama addressed the anti-Mohammed hate video yesterday in his speech to the United Nations. I feel that he got the balance just about right.