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Friday, May 26, 2017

Crisis: Greenwald & Scahill, Amnesia, Filthy Rich, Corporative Mafia



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Introduction

1. Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a
     Threat to Journalists Everywhere

2. Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of
     Amnesia

3. Here's How Trump's New Budget Screws Everyone But the
     Filthy Rich

4. Noam Chomsky Looks at How the System Is Rigged to Ensure
    That Corporations Always Win

Introduction:

This is a Nederlog of Friday, May 26, 2017.

Summary: This is a crisis log.

I have been writing about the crisis since September 1, 2008 (in Dutch) and about the enormous dangers of surveillance (by secret services and by many rich commercial entities) since June 10, 2013, and I probably will continue with it, but on the moment I have several problems with my computer, my modem, the company that is supposed to take care that my site is visible, and my health.

It may be that I'll be off for a few weeks, that is, I will publish nothing or little for a few weeks. I don't know yet, but will keep you informed in Nederlog.

And what I will do for the moment - since I am still looking at 35 sites every morning - it to list the items I selected, but without any of my comments. Today I selected four items, and they are above, and link to the originals.

There are just two more items here and now:
and the usual sum-up of the services that have been denied to me now for 1 1/2 years:

And this is the usual about the updating problem that I am now plagued with for more than 1 1/2 years, though now only at one of my two sites:
May 26: As to the updating problem: The Danish site was again on time today. The Dutch site was  once again not on time as it has not been on time most of the time during - "just" - the last 1 1/2 years: It still sticks for me (now) on May 22. Where it is for others I don't know.

They did it well from 1996 till 2015, updating within minutes at most and without any problem, as indeed is the work of ISPs. Now this takes a full week, on average.

I think they totally stopped doing this to limit the readings of my site. I think (but I don't know anything whatsoever about "xs4all") they now update once a week, which means that they are - for me - over 10,000 times worse than they were between 1996 and 2015.

These horrors happen now for the 16th month in succession. And they happen on purpose, because it is extremely simple to do this properly, and it was done properly from 1996 till late in 2015. (If you want these horrors, then sign in with "xs4all.nl"; if not, avoid them like the plague.)

And what changed is that you have to refresh (and refresh and refresh and refresh) to get the latest, which is again NOT as it was before, from 1996 till 2015, and which for me this only serves to make it extremely difficult for naive users to get the latest from my site - that for them may seem to have stuck somewhere in 2016 or 2015.

And I have to add that about where my site on xs4all.nl stuck for others I have NO idea AT ALL: It may be December 31, 2015. (Xs4all wants  immediate payment if you are a week behind. Xs4all.nl has been destroying my site now for over a year. I completely distrust them, but I also do not know whether they are doing it or some secret service is.)



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