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Thoughts on Gaza - Qantara.de - "We Want Peace!"

The GYBO, which stands for "Gaza Youth Breaks Out". Parts of GYBO "Youth Manifesto" reminds me of stuff done by Pennywise
Especially when GYBO say:
"Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!" "We want to be free, we want to live, we want peace." Is that really too much to ask? via The in the Qantara.de - "We Want Peace!" article the author talks about a sense of hopelessness. To me it sounds like a resoluteness. Remember the issue is not ultimately religion, nor land. It's Life. When we are silent in the face of that which squelches life; oppression, hate, war, we are culpable. To misquote Edmund Burke - "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Sometimes we just have to say "Fuck Authority"

The time to future proof yourself on the web was yesterday.....

Here is some high level thoughts on the web, and how to use it. These are good for organizations and individuals. I know I'm not adding to much the discussion but I think it's important enough to pass on. I work on the front lines of the web and don't often have the time to look out of the trenches and see what's coming done the pipe. When I do the principles and thoughts John Udell  lays down ring true in my day to day work; as I try create the best value out of my work.

Seven ways to think like the web:
"Back in 2000, the pat­terns, prin­ci­ples, and best prac­tices for build­ing web infor­ma­tion sys­tems were most­ly anec­do­tal and folk­loric. Roy Field­ing’s dis­ser­ta­tion on the web’s deep archi­tec­ture pro­vid­ed a for­mal def­i­n­i­tion that we’ve been digest­ing ever since. In his intro­duc­tion he wrote that the web is “an Internet-scale dis­trib­uted hyper­me­dia sys­tem” that aims to “inter­con­nect infor­ma­tion net­works across orga­ni­za­tion­a…

"And Paradise is gardens watered by running streams"

I was pleasantly surprised to find this in my buzz stream yesterday. It's nice to see folks who take the time to  vist the source before speaking on a subject. I know I don't always have the fore thought to hold my tongue for the sake of acquiring more knowledge be fore I speak.

Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran | Video on TED.com

I love these guys: Mimi and Eunice

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I don't think there is much more to say.
Coping Mechanism:

And so begins a life-long reaction to fear!