Friday, 31 December 2010

Lets talk about TIME

Time is money…

Imagine this: There is a bank that credits your account every morning by 86.400 Euro. It doesn’t transfer the balance from day to day. Each evening it deletes the rest of the balance you didn’t spend during the day. What would you do: Of course you would WITHDRAW the whole amount!! Every one of us has a similar bank. That bank is called TIME.

Every morning it credits us with 86.400 seconds.
it. Every morning a new account is opened. Every night the rest of the money in the account are burned. If you fail to use the deposit of the day, the loss is yours. You can’t go back and you can’t withdraw money from tomorrow. You have to live in the present, with your current deposit. Invest in them in order to win in HEALTH, HAPPINESS and SUCCESS. Time is ticking. Do what you can and do it better today!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Article: New Year's Resolution: I will believe in free will

In the wee hours of this morning my eyes popped open, and I spent the next half hour trying to figure out what to write about in this column. After careful, albeit groggy deliberation, I decided to go with free will, both because of the tie-in to New Year's resolutions and because some high-profile scientists have been questioning whether free will exists.

One is the neuroscientist Sam Harris. His new book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (Free Press, 2010), which I critiqued in a previous post, has a section titled "The Illusion of Free Will". Harris argued that "no account of causality leaves room for free will." He cited experiments in which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) "predicts" that a subject is going to do something—on the basis of activity in the subject's brain—up to 10 seconds before the subject consciously decides to do it.

"Clearly, findings of this kind are difficult to reconcile with the sense that one is the conscious source of one's actions," Harris wrote. This and other experiments,

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Speech: Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms

Another influential speech by Sir Ken Robinson! (plus more epic animations by the RSA)

Article: What WikiLeaks revealed to the world in 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

Video: The Danger of a Single Story

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie believes in the power of stories, and warns that hearing only one about a people or nation leads to ignorance. She says the truth is revealed by many tales.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Article: WikiLeaks - The perfect check mate



Recently I've had a few heated discussions regarding WikiLeaks with people who question the motives and consequences of leaked secret documents. Some believe a leak this massive is only possible if it is either a disinfo operation run by those seeking to further censorship the internet or in the best case scenario, it is being exploited to leak false or filtered documents that will push the globalists agenda. From what I gather, WikiLeaks sceptics think this way because, they say, WikiLeaks has had mass media attention. Because the content is slanted or unimportant. Because it promotes war with Iran and because it blames the US. Oh, and the fact that Assange hasn't caught up with the inconsistencies in the main stream story of what happened on 9/11. Some also claim a "fishy" gut feeling that something isn't right but they can't put the finger on it! Hmm...

Spinning the spin 

Fair enough, Assange has discredited the 9/11 movement but I know plenty of intelligent people who still to this day don't dare looking at the evidence of what happened. Like Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore for example. Could this be a symptom of main stream indoctrination and arrogance of knowledge? Or is it

Friday, 17 December 2010

Speech: James Randi on Homeopathy (2001)

James Randi explains what homeopathy is all about (from his 2001 Princeton lecture).

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Story: A Lesson in Philosophy

The philosophy Professor appeared in the classroom with a big paper box. Without saying anything, he took out of the paper box a glass vase and began filling it up with small stones. The students were all looking puzzled.

When the vase didn’t have any more space for stones, the professor asked:

-Is the vase full?

And the students replied:

-Yes, it’s full.

The professor smiled and without speaking, he took out of the paper box a bag with small pebbles and

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Article: Wikileaks and the creed of guerrilla transparency (with selected comments & research)

An interesting and maybe quite objective article from one of the Economist blogs "Democracy in America"


Dec 13th 2010, 17:35 by G.L. | NEW YORK

I’VE held back from adding to my colleagues' fascinating debate about Wikileaks on this blog (see our topic page on the subject), but since speaking at the "flash symposium" that Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) organised two days ago in New York City, I've been chewing over an idea about what Wikileaks presages.
But first, a few things that might be obvious, but need to be clear.
One, any reasonable person looking at the  list of leaks to date would agree that Wikileaks has done both good and harm. The world is better off for knowing about the procedures for dealing with prisoners at Guantánamo, a nuclear accident in Iran and the dumping of toxic chemicals in Côte d’Ivoire; on the other hand, those

Monday, 13 December 2010

Speech: Gordon Brown - Global Ethic vs National Interest

Gordon Brown on TED.COM discussing the very interesting matter of global ethics versus national interest. How leaders should consider global ethics more without neglecting their countries interests? How short term costs for global ethics can also benefit a country in the long term?

Friday, 10 December 2010

Video: Pentagon Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Wikileaks Iraq War Docs

The man who released the files containing the truth about the Vietnam war 40 years ago talks about WikiLeaks and Julien Assange!

Watch part 2 HERE!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Research: Wikileaks, Julian Assange (Founder), his Arrest & Anonymous "Operation: Payback"

[Update: Check all Recent Wikileaks related material of the blog HERE]

1) Intro 

WikiLeaks is an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. In July 2010 Wikileaks released confidential documents that shed light on the war in Afghanistan. Now Wikileaks has posted online almost 400,000 similar documents detailing events in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. (Current Link:
Julian Paul Assangeis is an Australian journalist, publisher and Internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website. Before working with the website, he was a computer programmer. He has lived in several countries, and has made occasional public appearances to speak about freedom of the press, censorship, and investigative journalism.
Anonymous are online supporters of Wikileaks who are fighting back after news of Julian Assange’s arrest hit the wires. They have initiated what they called Operation: Payback, a call to action to bring down the websites of companies that have publicly removed services once used by the Wikileaks website. (Current Link:


2) About Sweden issuing European arrest warrant for Mr Assange over sex crime allegations:

Speech: Steven Johnson - Where good ideas come from

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

(Again, Amazing animation!)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Video: IRAN - A Nation Of Bloggers

Very interesting video about the current situation in Iran, the suppressed youth and the way they use blogs as their last resort to freely express their views between them.

IRAN: A Nation Of Bloggers from ayrakus on Vimeo.

ps. internet <3

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Story: El Elefante Encadenado

- ''I can't, I just can't!''
- ''Are you sure?'' he asked.
- ''Yes, I would love to just stand in front of her and tell her how I feel... But I know I can't!!!''

Jorge stood like Buddha on those terrible blue armchairs of his office. He smiled, looked me in the eyes and by lowering his voice - like he did every time he wanted to be heard carefully - he whispered to me: ''Here's a little story...''

Without waiting for my answer, Jorge started narrating: