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Category Archives: Consumerism

Childism and Intrinsic Interest

Being both Autistic and an educator, I’m very interested in how our educational institutions are structured to inure children to accept the heteronomy of adult run institutions. I know that if children are given autonomy to do whatever they want that disaster will ensue, but I also know that we do not help children learn […]

Canadian Net Neutrality Explained

This is a great primer on Net Neutrality and how it is going to impact Canadian users. I wish we could have internet access like we access highways and water and whatnot. The access should be a public utility, not a corporate controlled cash grab. Also check out Save our Net.ca on how to help.

Facebook sez, “Don’t mind us, we’re just whoring out your photos”

Facebook sez, “Don’t mind us, we’re just whoring out your photos”. So, they can use YOUR photos, even the photos of your friends and children in advertisements, and yes, you gave them permission. Read the article to see how to turn it off though… Opt out, of course. I would not be using facebook except […]

unClick Google | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

unClick Google | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters On March 11, Google revealed its latest plan to violate your privacy: they will now record the types of websites you visit in order to gather a behavioral profile of your interests purportedly so that they can send you targeted advertising. This policy is in addition to their current […]

Ivan Illich and Pinky’s Scary School Nightmare

I’d forgotten about this video, but HowardR twittered it. And here it is. Every students in/of education should watch it, over and over and over. It will be on the exam… the exam of one’s own life.

Ottawa suggests adding chemical to toxic list

Note that we’re talking about fabric softners “air fresheners, cleaners and cosmetic products, such as hair sprays” here. globeandmail.com: Ottawa suggests adding chemical to toxic list Health Canada and Environment Canada are recommending adding a former chemical warfare agent, diethyl sulphate, to the country’s list of toxic substances. Although the substance isn’t a household name, […]

Disney Fairies | Pixie Hollow – Create your very own Fairy and fly into Pixie Hollow!

Sylvie pointed me to Disney Fairies | Pixie Hollow – Create your very own Fairy and fly into Pixie Hollow!… one more wonderful marketing opportunity every parent will not want to miss.

Proposed US ACTA multi-lateral intellectual property trade agreement (2007) – Wikileaks

I saw this on Slashdot | Leaked ACTA Treaty to Outlaw P2P? : Proposed US ACTA multi-lateral intellectual property trade agreement (2007) – Wikileaks In 2007 a select handful of the wealthiest countries began a treaty-making process to create a new global standard for intellectual property rights enforcement, which was called, in a piece of […]

Missing for 25 years after getting on wrong bus

Missing for 25 years after getting on wrong bus | the Daily Mail: A 76-year-old Malay Muslim woman from southern Thailand who got on the wrong bus 25 years ago and ended up living at the other end of the country has been reunited with her family. Unable to speak, read or write Thai, Jaeyaena […]

Steve Jobs – Thoughts on Music

Jobs goes on the offensive right on the apple website:Apple – Thoughts on Music. I haven’t been playing close attention, but a number of reports of the EU coming down heavy on Apple’s DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions have been popping up. Jobs response is clear…. it is not us, it is the record companies, […]