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Helen Thomas - Asking the Tough Questions

Helen Thomas, Journalist (Photo credit: Michael Foley Photography) Consortium News today published a great summary today on Ms. Thomas. Seems to be pretty unfair how the Pro Israel lobby rallied against her, after all her years of service to the American people via the White House Press Corps.

I personally grew up in a Christian religious fundamentalist family. We were taught that the Israeli people were God's chosen people. As I grow older, and have become more aware of events happening around the world, I realize that this is wrong - Indeed most of the belief system of Christianity are wrong, but that's a story for another post.

I encourage one to read this article by Ray McGovern - a former CIA analyst whom briefed presidents.

Answering Helen Thomas on Why | Consortiumnews
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Mobilicity Customer? BEWARE!

Mobilicity (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yes yours truly is a subscriber, and after a year I'm not so much a fan any more.

The problem, or my issue(s) with Mobilicity started shortly after subscribing, (about this time last year) when I discovered that their website doesn't use https.

Https is a secure protocol used by websites that process sensitive information, mainly financial.

Upon visiting Mobilicity's website one is warned, (in this case by Google-Chrome) that the website certificate has expired. Not good!

The question I ask, is how can a company that expects one to give them our credit card information and access to our banking particulars be so amateur, when producing their own website - I mean our information is wide open to anyone sniffing on the network, and/or a man in the middle attack?!

Now, I readily admit that yours truly is attracted to Mobilicity because of their prices, and so called lack of BS, but read on - they appear to have their own source of BS.

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Want to Know How Bitcoin Works?

The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Unless you've been living under a rock, a cave or not on the internet, you've probably heard of Bitcoin.

Our friends over at the KHAN Academy have done this nice and thorough Bitcoin 101 on how the Bitcoin ecosystem works.

The KHAN Academy is well known for it's free tutorials on programming and math, so it's great to see such tutorials on Internet phenom like this. They have a pretty extensive "101" section on the financial industry as well -- not just bitcoin.

Enjoy the article (it's done in movie form) and I would especially recommend one read the comment section. Further questions are answered there.
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Sikh Vaisakhi Parade on Lakeshore Blvd., Toronto

Today while out doing my 30k bike ride, forgot about the annual Sikh parade we have in Toronto. It's very colourful, and a nice "loud" with ladies passing out treats along the route.

Managed to snap a few pictures too. Not cropped, unfortunately, had to snap fast and no time for post.

Hitler at 50: Rare Color Photos of a Despot's Birthday, April 1939 | - LIFE

54. day of birth of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) :*Graphics by Gottfried Klein :*Ausgabepreis: 3+7 Pfennig :*First Day of Issue / Erstausgabetag: 13. April 1943 :*Michel-Katalog-Nr: 844 (Deutsches Reich) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Hitler at 50: Rare Color Photos of a Despot's Birthday, April 1939 | - LIFE

Google Announces Gmail Blue Springtime is a time of new beginnings, and with that in mind, Google announces Gmail - Blue

Don't know about the rest of you, but I like it! ;-)

Cat used in prison breakout attempt?

Cat used in Brazil prison smuggling try - It was worth a try I suppose but guess maybe it wasn't dark enough, course the cat probably wasn't walking as smoothly as it could?!