See the case of officer Alexey Alexandrovich Dymovsky.
A tyrannical government applies the new information technology in a way which is dictated by its own condition. Because it is bound to adopt a centralized and hierarchical organizational structure, and because the goal is to maintain control, the tyrannical government is unable to actualize the full potential of this generative technology.
Up to 3,500 U.S. army troops have been ordered to leave for Haiti, said U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday.The US army took control of the main airport in Port-au-Prince immediately after the disaster. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is due to arrive Thursday, carrying 14 helicopters. While the report did not provide any troop figures, Southern Command commander Gen. Douglas Fraser said Wednesday the U.S. was also deploying a large amphibious ship carrying a 2,000-person Marine expeditionary unit, helicopters and smaller landing craft. That unit is set to arrive Friday (see report 1; see report 2).
Canada sent 200 troops, and police forces are also sent for "help" (see report).
Brazil has already 1,266 military in Haiti, who are part of the United Nations peacekeeping force (Minustah), and is sending more (see report).
Canada, along with the United States and France, has targeted this poorest of nations in the Western Hemisphere for special assistance. Haiti is Canada's second-largest aid recipient after Afghanistan. See report.
Lockheed Martin gets social with a private network
By ANDY ROSEN, The Daily Record
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. is setting up a private social network for employees to use in the course of business as a means to discuss tasks from projects to purchasing. And though the network itself won't be open to the outside world, the program that supports it will be.
Company officials are preparing next year to launch a program — tentatively called Eureka — that will allow workers across the defense contractor's large network of locations to connect with each other and talk about work. Before that happens, Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin also plans to make the computer programming code...
Introduction: In Manufacturing Consent (1988; and updated in Herman,1996). Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky claim that because media is firmly imbedded in the market system, it reflects the class values and concerns of its owners and advertisers. According to Herman and Chomsky, the media maintains a corporate class bias through five systemic filters: concentrated private ownership; a strict bottom-line profit orientation; over-reliance on governmental and corporate sources for news; a primary tendency to avoid offending the powerful; and an almost religious worship of the market economy, strongly opposing alternative beliefs. These filters limit what will become news in society and set parameters on acceptable coverage of daily events. Read more...
"Students in Moldova are using Twitter as a tool to mobilize opposition against a communist victory in Moldovian elections. According to reports, close to 10,000 protesters gathered at Moldova’s parliament in Chisinau, Moldova’s capital and were able to eventually break through police lines to storm into the building. From looking at the tweets on the subject, it appears that the demonstration turned into a violent coup attempt."