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Today is a busy day for space, and you can watch all of it from the comfort of your computer screen. To start, tonight Mars and the Earth will be just 57 million miles apart. While that won't get...
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#animalrights   #Africa  If  you come from Africa and went on a Safaris you will appreciate "wildlife" and you will understand why we cannot allow this to happen. I signed the petition hope you will sign this petition.

This is Millionaire Banker, Tory Advisor and member and supporter of Countryside Alliance Sir David Scholey.

He is one of many wealthy individuals who are willing to spend in excess of £60,000 for the privilege of shooting a lion in South Africa. These lions are bred to be shot in so called canned hunting operations which have grown significantly in South Africa over the last decade.

They breed the lions from cubs often bringing in tourist to play and walk with them boasting on their conservation work. The young animals are then prepared to be released into shooting areas where they will be brought out via meat baits in front of the guns of so called trophy hunters. In many cases the shooters will have been drinking and will blast wounding the animal many times before its killed.

Some operations even allow the use of high powered bow and arrows to kill lions. To make matters worse the hunt operations will provide the head and skin of the lion for use as a rug and a wall trophy and keep the bones which they will then sell into the Asian medicine trade at great profit.

This trade is leading to a huge increase in the poaching of wild lions across Africa (little over 200,000 left). None of this seems to worry Mr Scholey who seems very proud of his kill.

The Countryside Alliance and US National Rifle Associations are vey happy for their members to participate in these trophy hunts despite the obvious cruelty and its impact on the future of a threatened species. Next time the Countryside Alliance start attacking the RSPCA don't forget to ask them when will they throw out African trophy hunters from their membership like David Scholey.

Note: there is now a petition to have his knighthood removed please sign here (thanks Darren Cooper  http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-cameron-remove-sir-david-scholey-s-knighthood
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Great hanging out today and listening to +vint cerf, on his views of #Internet  with +Leo Laporte broadcast via  TWiT Hangouts ..sent a question about the future of Internet and that tech companies need to protect innocent users (children & women) digital rights. Our digital rights are constantly being compromised. for the monetary sake...!!!! and we all know that there is a dark side when governments block Internet and many innocent users,  activists, journalists are a being compromised. My dream would be to speak with Vint Cerf.....hoping one day .www.google.com/takeaction
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On January 25th, OpenMedia.ca launched “Connected Canada” bringing together over 20,000 Canadians online and 300 Canadians in-person to discuss our digital future. 

Thank you to everyone for participating in the discussions! The conversation is just getting started. Check out our report back of the event.
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Does Opportunity Really Come Knocking?

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat 
down the door.”  - Kyle Chandler

Don't wait for opportunity to knock. Go make opportunity happen. 

#dailykickinthepants   #opportunity   #success   #quotes  
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Computer security company RSA has been working with the National Security Agency to install backdoors in some of its products. Although once considered a top foe of the NSA according to its former president, RSA began working with the NSA in a $10 million deal, according to a report by Reuters. By placing secret code in some of its products, the NSA has been given the ability to access information the RSA products are meant to be protecting. RT's Lindsay France breaks down the history of the company and its newly uncovered involvement with the NSA.
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By telling the world about the vast reach of America’s electronic spying, whistleblower Edward #Snowden has rocked governments on at least four continents, and forced U.S. President Barack Obama to try to devise new privacy safeguards for National Security Agency   operations.

From his temporary asylum in Russia, Snowden has continued to leak #NSA documents that have given many people a deeper understanding of government spying efforts.  

According to an Angus Reid Global Survey in October 2013, seven in 10 Canadians support Snowden, and many of the documents that have been leaked pertain to Canada.

Among the main ones:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/whistleblower-edward-snowden-s-impact-on-canada-1.2546624
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The seemingly unending revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities have made consumers increasingly aware of the perilousness of mass communication.

U.S.-based encryption firm Silent Circle is hoping that the heightened paranoia about government snooping will compel consumers to buy the #Blackphone, a pro-privacy smartphone the company is launching Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

U.S. declassifies secret phone surveillance program details
U.S. secretly collecting huge number of phone records
On its website, Silent Circle calls the Blackphone "the world's first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else." The device is designed to allow encrypted phone and text communications, private web browsing and secure file-sharing.

“We wanted it to look and feel just like a phone and apps that are already familiar,” says Toby Weir-Jones, chief product officer for Blackphone, in an email interview.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/anti-nsa-blackphone-commendable-but-will-consumers-buy-it-1.2544562
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