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Stop the World I Want to Get Off Part II

By Tamar Yonah
11/13/2008, 12:00 AM

This is part two in the 'Stop The World' article that I wrote in a previous blog.

In addition to the economy looking bleak, here's another disturbing item that doesn't sit well with our personal freedoms and privacy which we value so much…

When one thinks of the top one hundred richest entities in the world, one would think that they might be the USA, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, and forty other or so countries, Surprisingly, this is not true. In fact, 51% of the richest entities in the world are no longer nation states but mulitnational corporations.

Corporations can easily come into a country and buy it's candidates by contributing to their campaigns. They are also able to woo politicians already in government positions to pursue their own goals and interests. There's the old saying by US financier & politician Simon Cameron (1799 - 1889) , "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought". So, one might think they are voting for someone who will represent them, but in fact, he will not be beholden to you, the voter, but to his 'corporate sponsor'. Go watch 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'. Stop the world, I want to get off. ------------

If you liked WINDOWS XP, but had to move on to VISTA which won't let you download certain files, their next 'WINDOWS' coming out will be much worse, -or better, depending on how you look at it.

According to the BBC News, "Microsoft has launched a new platform, Windows Azure, in which data and applications will not be stored on individuals' computers."

To see video of the information storage center, click HERE.

In fact, your private information will now be stored in a central data base. They will market this fact as something to your advantage: "Now, wherever you travel to, if you don't have your computer, you can use any computer at hand and have all your information ready to download from our central location! No more lugging your lap top, and no more worrying if your hard drive burned out. You won't lose anything."

Hmmm, somehow this doesn't sit well with me, having my personal information stored in a central place where a person has no reach or control?  That means someone else, or some government clerks possibly will. Big Brother Internet Special. Stop the world, I want to get off.

Another great video to pound this point in about corporations taking over and nation states that protect your culture and rights losing its power, watch this gem.

Stop the world, I want to get off. Scotty, beam me up.