These are the additions, changes and
corrections of 2014.
earlier ones see 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010,
this is a selection of the changes on this site and in
Small changes of typos are
and not all additions may be listed here.
all the main changes to the site are listed here.
JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH - APRIL
- Apr 20: Crisis+me+ME: Mills, CEO-pay, crisis, self (looking back)
: This is a crisis
report, but it is from Easter Sunday, and there were only two crisis
items. Therefore I reported these and added two somewhat general
comments on the crisis and myself.
- Apr 19: Crisis: Kochs, Energy, Krugman, Diamond, Obama, Peirce
: And yet another
regular crisis report, although the last bit is about C.S. Peirce, who
today died a 100 years ago, and who
was the most important philosopher the last 200 years or so, in my
- Apr 18: Crisis: Snowden *3, The Divide, US Oligarchy, Lavabit,
Piketty : Another regular crisis report, though the first item
contains three dotted links, all about Snowden who had the temerity
according to some, and the great courage according to me, of
questioning Putin. The other items are about Taibbi's book; the arrival
of the fact that presently the US is an oligarchy (yes, it is); some
more on Lavabit; and a long essay on Piketty, that I found good and
- Apr 17: Crisis: FBI, Blank Checks, Open Source, Taibbi, Clinton
& Obama : A regular crisis report with five items, of which at
least the second, fourth and fifth may be interesting, while the third
advocates for open source.
- Apr 16: Crisis: Pulitzer Prize, Feinstein, Krugman, US Oligarchy,
Robinson, Psychiatry : This is again mostly an ordinary crisis report, at
least for the first four of the six items it contains. The last two are
mainly my own thoughts about a book of Joan Robinson I read in 1973 and
saw now advertised, and about psychiatry, that is not a science.
- Apr 15: Crisis: Polk, Pulitzer * 3, Cellphones, Artificial
Photosynthesis : This must be the most optimistic crisis report of the
more than 450 I wrote since September 1, 2008: Almost only good news,
and the bad news is not really crisis news, but about cellphones, and
only there because it may explain (part of) the radical fall in sexual
activity I wrote about. Anyway... check it out!
- Apr 14: Crisis: Predicting Crises, Hedges, NSA * 2, USA Oligarchy,
Corporate Cash : And another crisis report, that starts with the issue
of how to predict crisis, continues with an article by Hedges, followed
by two on the NSA, continued with one that insists the USA is no longer
a democracy but an oligarchy, and ends with one by Alan Grayson on how
good the corporate entities without souls and bodies have it, compared
with how bad many with bodies and souls are now.
- Apr 13: Crisis: Capitalism, Silicon Valley, Obama, Government,
Torture : Another crisis report, starting with an article about
"Capital in the Twenty-First Century", also billed as "Capital". There
is more on the failures of Silicon Valley, of Obama and of the American
government, and a request made to Dick Cheney.
- Apr 12: Crisis: Torturing CIA * 2, Greenwald & Poitras, NSA,
Koch vs Sanders : This is another crisis
report. I think it is interesting.
- Apr 11: Crisis: Greenwald & Poitras, Merkel, Ryan, NSA spying
: Yet another crisis
report, and one were all items are about the crisis - except, perhaps,
the first, which announces that Greenwald and Poitras are in the US
- Apr 10: Crisis: Heartbleed * 2, Snowden, NSA, Tamiflu
: Another crisis
report, although the crisis may be considered somewhat absent from the
first two and the last item, which are resp. about a safety bug and
medicine. Then again, the last definitely is in crisis, again due to
deregulations, that gave pharmacological companies the means to keep
nearly all of the data in secret (including secrecy about their doing
so!) - which means that whatever is produced is a pseudoscience rather
than real science, quite independently from how well the science would
do if it would get all the data. (For it cannot do well without them:
this holds in medicine as in physics.)
- Apr 9:
Crisis: Snowden * 2,
Greed, Minimum Wage, CIA, Personal : Another crisis
report, with five crisis items, including a good one by Robert Reich,
and a not so good one on greed, that I use to give the definition,
simply from the dictionary, and to show my distaste for Ayn Rand (not
so much because of what she said, though I do not like it, but
especially because she was stupid - which these days seem to be a
necessary condition to be widely known as "a philosopher"). And there
is a nice
video for Zappa-fans, and a re-upload of Multatuli's Ideen - 7, both in
the Personal section.
- Apr 8:
Crisis: Snowden +
Poitras, McCutcheon, Loyalty, Torture, CIA
: And another crisis
report, with five crisis items.
- Apr 7:
& Snowden, British Press, CIA, Rumsfeld, Hudson
Again a crisis report,
though there wasn't really much. The last item is and is not about the
crisis: it is about a radical economic dictionary.
- Apr 6:
Crisis: NSA, Moyes,
Torture, United Nations, ME/CFS :
Another crisis report,
consisting of four items, of which I like the submission to the United
Nations best, that I recommend you read in full. There also is a last
item on ME/CFS that explains quite well, and empirically, that I am not
making things up, if I say that I feel and am ill.
- Apr 5:
Drones, Supreme Court, Chomsky, mB12 :
A crisis report, with
some interesting things, including an interview with Chomsky, and a
written piece by Cenk Uygur and one by Glenn Greenwald.
- Apr 4:
Crisis: Senate * 2,
Yahoo, Breyer, Super-Rich, Reich, NSA, The Sixties
Another crisis report.
This is about the Supreme Court's decision given yesterday; about the
Senate's report on the CIA; about Yahoo's encrypting; and about the
three proposals to restrain the NSA, of which only one is serious. And
I threw in a reference to a film of nearly 2 hours about the 60ies,
from 2004, because I liked it.
- Apr 3:
Crisis: US democracy much weaker, Donald
Rumsfeld, Usher's Syndrome :
This is another crisis
report. The main news is that US democracy got another hit from the
Supreme Court: big money now is almost totally free to spend as
much as they want on politics. There also is some about Rumsfeld and
about the man who made a filmed interview with him, and a bit by the
woman with Usher's Syndrome.
- Apr 2:
NSA, US oligarchy, 1 %, Chomsky :
And again a
report, this time not a big one because there wasn't much and also my
eyes are today pretty lousy. But is is nice that the Guardian is the
paper of the year, in Great Britain.
- Apr 1: Crisis: NSA * 2, CIA,
Stock Market, Marx Right? :
And yet another
with updates, though some interesting ones, and with a disquision on
the rightness of Marx.
- Mar 31: Crisis: NSA, Hedges, Stock
Markets, Obama's Surveillance, Military :
report, with news on four or five different aspects of the crisis.
- Mar 30: Crisis: NSA * 5, Bonus Babies, War Crimes, Moving On
report, which details, among other things, that quite a few NSA players
leave, to get pensions or other positions.
- Mar 29: Crisis: Sanders, Obama * 3, Usher's Syndrome
report, with a bit of an abnormality: I had to undo TOTAL
CAPITALIZATION of a good speech by Senator Bernie Sanders.
Also, the last item does not have anything to do with the crisis, but
is a brief video of a woman
who hears for the first time in her life. I thought it quite moving.
- Mar 28: Crisis: Obama+NSA * 2, Data Snatchers, Brazil, APA
Nederlog. Incidentally the APA in this Nederlog is the American Psychological
- Mar 27: Crisis: Financial Crisis, Snowden, Feinstein, Austerity,
crisis report, with an addition about my mB12-protocol.
- Mar 26: Crisis: Obama & NSA * 6, Reich, Washington's Blog
This is another
crisis Nederlog, that this time is mostly given to charting diverse
responses to a proposal that Obama made yesterday. My own response is
- Mar 25: Crisis: NSA+Obama, Obama+Bush, Spies dominant, Feinstein,
Intelligence, Bees :
This is yet
another crisis issue (and the bees are there because up to 70% of the
bee populations died in the US this year, from various causes, and no
bees implies a lot less food).
- Mar 24: Crisis: NSA, California, Tribalism, Carter, Guantánamo,
Capitalism, Journalism :
This is again
issue. The first article is by Glenn Greenwald, and the last item is
quoted by me from something I wrote nearly 4 years ago.
- Mar 23: Crisis: NSA vs Huawei * 2, Hedges, Grayson, Press,
Obamacare, Personal : This is another crisis
issue. I don't think you can't live without it, but I liked the items
on Hedges and on Grayson.
- Mar 22: Crisis: TYT, Obama *2, Microsoft, the Pope, Moyers, NSA,
Personal : And another crisis issue. I also updated the index files (English and Dutch)
to show the right 2014 materials. And I uploaded most of the Help-section again, mostly dated
today. Also, I think MEinAdam
is mostly in order since a month.
- Mar 21: Crisis: NSA and sys admins, NSA attorney, NSA telephones,
world food, WWs, personal : Another crisis issue with
some material added on the world wars and on my site.
- Mar 20: Crisis+me+ME: On Politics : There were only two crisis
items, so I decided to save them till tomorrow, and instead today
reproduce the text of an essay I wrote originally in the beginning of
June 1983, and that I had earlier in Nederlog on June 2, 2010. This
time it is made part of the crisis series, and I am not sorry of
reproducing it, simply because I think it is quite good.
- Mar 19: Crisis: British, "Journalism", Reich, Starving, Snowden,
Mathematicians, Personal : This is
yet another crisis ussue, that also informs you that I re-uploaded most
of the Hazlitt-directory.
- Mar 18: Crisis: Rusbridger, Transparency, Oceans, Maher, Snowden, TYT
: This is
another crisis ussue, in which it also is reported that I re-uploaded nearly all of the files in Nederlog 2005 because there was no up
arrow in them (that points to the index). That has been fixed.
- Mar 17: Crisis: Civilization, Britain's rich, untaxed Americans,
LIBOR-fraud, Obama : Another
- Mar 16: Crisis: Massive Apathy, Failing Watchdogs, I Spy, Wall
Street, IT, Personal : A new crisis file. Also, I
uploaded a few extensions to my Dutch autobio-12.
- Mar 15: To start with, I have re-uploaded Feb 14 -
Mar 14 of Nederlog, because it turned out the index at the
bottom does not link properly. I think the rest works OK. And there now
International=national, new NSA plan (?), Intercept * 4, Feinstein
crisis issue, with two items of today (of which the first shows the
total lack of reason of the US government); four items saved from The
Intercept; and a link to the full text of Senator Feinstein's speech.
- Mar 14: Crisis: Metadata=You * 2, Stewart, Reich, erasing history
: Again a
crisis issue, with some funny and - I think - interesting pieces. The
funny one is a video by Jon Stewart; the interesting ones are my
reactions to a piece of Reich, about the many parasites I learned to
know and tetest in the University of Amsterdam, and some of my ideas
about psychiatry, that I wrote out as an introduction to an article by
1 boring old man. (Also, I am feeling a bit better than I have for a
- Mar 13: Crisis: Greenwald, Feinstein * 3, Goodman, Black, US
psychiatry : And yet another crisis report, this time with the latest
Greenwald, a lot of Feinstein (but it gets clearer), and a very
interesting talk by William K. Black on the roots of the crisis. Also,
there is a bit about US psychiatry, which is mostly here as an example.
And I should also say that I have uploaded a new frontpage
(or two: an English and a Dutch one) that says, correctly, the site is
> 500 MB now; I have re-uploaded parts of the Hazlitt-section
(more tomorrow, probably); and also have uploaded all of the Nederlogs of March, to remove an empty
- Mar 12: Crisis: Berners-Lee, Feinstein, Machon, Geeks, Nader
crisis report, with items about and in part by those listed in the
title. I am mostly concerned about Senator Feinstein, but that is
mostly because of a glaring inconsistency in her values: 300 million
ordinary Americans may be spied upon, by the NSA, but not the
members of the Senate, by the CIA.
- Mar 11: Crisis: Snowden, Clapper, corporations, England, psychiatry
: Again a
crisis report, with several interesting items.
- Mar 10: Crisis: Hedges, CIA vs Senate, Assange, Sanders, Snowden
: And another
crisis report, this time of average size, I think. Also, it is a little
more upbeat than usually, though that is a coincidence.
- Mar 9: Crisis: NSA, CIA, Multinationals, Big Pharma, Personal
crisis report, this time fairly brief.
- Mar 8: Crisis: Cycling, Women, Europe, Tracking, California,
Economics, DSM rewrite : Mostly about the crisis,
with an interesting contribution by Snowden, but with the first two
parts about myself and about women, and the last part about the DSM-5.
- Mar 7: Crisis: Assange, incompetence, Snowden, babyboomers,
Sanders, Chomsky, Reich : And yet another crisis file,
with 7 items.
- Mar 6:
Government spying, CIA * 2, Personal
crisis issue. This one is mostly about the same thing, but reported in
three or four different ways, which this time each bring something new.
- Mar 5:
Obama * 2, Women, Personal : And yet another
crisis issue, that will not make you happier but will make you better
informed. There also was an update of the crisis index until yesterday.
- Mar 4:
Crisis: Clegg * 2,
Editorial, Government Interruptions, Chomsky
I think item 4 is quite interesting, although it will not make you
- Mar 3:
satellites, collecting NSA-style, suffering, personal
: This is again
a crisis file, with rather a lot of explanations by me. I will suppose
that is because I am feeling a bit better.
- Mar 2:
me+ME: On having a
communist education : This is not a crisis file,
simply because there were no crisis materials on the places I look
(over 30), and so I wrote about my own communist education (which I
have much less to complain about than most).
- Mar 1:
spying * 2, internet security, safe(r) software, personal
: And this is
crisis file, in which especially the article on safe(r) software is
- Feb 28: Crisis: Massive webcam spying * 2, Obama, Begg, Personal
crisis file, of which the most important news is that the GCHQ now has
a database of millions of faces that were on webcams between 2008 and
2012, including some 10% of nude images. Are they of "terrorists"? Of
course not: This is state terrorism, and the state wants everything of
anyone, and feels entitled to it as well. Also, the other articles are
well done. In the Personal section I explain that I am still working on
Chamfort and the ME-section, but haven't finished yet.
- Feb 27: Crisis: GCHQ, DoJ, Cheney, Police State, Personal
: This is
another crisis file, with some information about planned updates in the
- Feb 26: Crisis: Greenwald * 2, internet, 4 Darknesses, Bubble,
Personal : This is a crisis file, with
reviews of two good pieces by Glenn Greenwald, among other things.
Also, I rectify a mistake I made yesterday: I use 1600 mcg of
metafolate, rather than 800 (and forgot to multiply).
- Feb 25: me+ME: On being Dutch + on my mB12 protocol
: This is not a
crisis file but it is about some aspects of being Dutch, and about my
current mB12 protocol. Also, earlier today I straightened out some in the autobio-section,
and uploaded these files.
- Feb 24: Autobio: 1970 - De Sleep-In en daarna
: This is not a
crisis file, but one in the series that forms the first version of my
autobiography. This is in Dutch, and treats the second half of 1970,
when I came to lead a Sleep-In in Amsterdam, and started to live on
myself, and again in Amsterdam. (This file will soon be copied to the autobio-section,
and probably will there be rewritten some.) There also probably will be
a crisis file later today. And it is here: Crisis: Obama, Snowden, Deep State, Germany, SSD, ME/CFS
: This is
another crisis file, with some good bits, notably the second and third
items, and with two medical bits thrown in at the end, because I am
really ill for 36 years now. Finally, I updated the autobio with today's file, as autobio-12,
and indeed extended this some (only in the autobio-part).
- Feb 23: Crisis: Repo, Corporatism, "Liberals", NYT, TPP, Snowden
: This is
another crisis file, although it differs from most other crisis files
in having three videos. The reason for that is that I couldn't find
many written texts, and I liked these videos (that are all by TYT).
- Feb 22: To start with, I have today made a link to my
autobiography files in the maartensz section
in philosophy, and also added a little text to the TOC of the
autobiography files (first version) that explains what I want
to do with what there is, and also what the rest is planned to be like.
And there now is: Crisis: Judge,
Apple, Amazon, Clinton, Personal : This is mostly another
ordinary crisis file, and there weren't many items today (a Saturday).
- Feb 21: Crisis: Greenwald, Engelhardt, Jacobsen, TYT, Harding,
Personal : This is mostly another
ordinary crisis file. The second item, by Tom Engelhardt, is quite
good, and I recommend you read all of it. And the last item, Personal,
contains a list of the directories I re-uploaded this year. It turns
out I did more than half, but the remaining part is a bit more
- Feb 20: Crisis: Bishops, Merger, Unequal US, Journalists, Blunders,
Personal : This is another ordinary
crisis file. There are also some links added to earlier
autobiographical files (of January 30 and January 24). And there is an
extension in this file - news English - under Feb 14:
I added the part in brackets.
- Feb 19: Crisis: Clapper * 2, Snowden, Brandis, Greenwald, Parry
: And another
regular crisis file.
- Feb 18: Crisis+me+ME: Scheer, Assange, Spiegel, Gøtzsche, ads &
internet : This is again
an mostly an ordinary crisis item, but it ends with a personal
reflection on things the internet brought that I do not like, but can't
do anything about.
- Feb 17: Crisis: Polk Awards, Dual State, NSA, Obama, TV, sadism
: This is again
an ordinary crisis item. I do think a few items, such as the one on the
dual state, are quite interesting.
- Feb 16: Crisis + DSM-5: It's the deregulation, stupid!
: This is in
fact, apart from the beginning of the introduction, a repeat from
January 11, 2013. My reasons to repeat it are that it is
quite good; it is not sufficiently read; and also I can't much improve
on it at present, while I wanted to write something like it.
- Feb 15: Crisis: Secrecy, NSA, Snowden Files, Mobsters, "We", Ellsberg
: This is again
an ordinary crisis file, with some interesting items.
- Feb 14: me+ME: Mijn vader's tekst - "Wij nemen 't wéér niet"
: This is not a
crisis file and is, apart from the introduction, in Dutch: it is about
a text of my father that was published in 1970, and that, at long last,
is on my site in readable form (though it could have been done better,
with a better scanner and better health). It concerns a booklet of 16
pages, that accompanied the exhibition he and others had created about
concentration camps, World War II, and also after it. It was quite
radical, but I liked and like it. (My father also got knighted
for the - great amounts of - work he did to make the exhibition, which
also was the first such exhibition in Holland. This was quite
extraordinary in Holland, because he also was a communist, and
communists did not get knighted, with just one other exception,
in Holland, where the whole
Supreme Court consisted of Nazi-collaborators, who never were punished
in any way, as hardly anyone was, even though more than 1% of the
population was murdered, and very many had collaborated.)
- Feb 13: Crisis: Index file:
further : This is the start of the
third index file for the crisis series, that now is going on from
September 1, 2008. There may be another file today, but I am not sure,
for I also have to do some other things. However, there is: Crisis: Clapper * 2, Fusion, Internet, Snowden, New Normal
- Feb 12: Crisis: NSA, GCHQ, Protesting Global Surveillance * 2,
Economy, The Rich, Playing
: Yet another
crisis issue, with some quite interesting contributions.
I also updated the index to the
crisis until Feb 6, 2014, and crisis item nr. 400.
And there now is a brief file about Suzy Chapman me+ME: About Suzy Chapman
: The reason is
that she, who is one of the most rational and intelligent people who
wrote about M.E. and related subjects, has chosen to stop updating her
sites. I give a brief explanation, but it is due to me, not her.
- Feb 11: Crisis: The Intercept, NSA, Obama * 2, Starkman, Zappa
crisis file, which is a bit special because it registers the arrival of
The Intercept, which is part of First Look Media, which is run by
Greenwald, Poitras and Scahill. Also, the last item is 59 seconds of
Zappian diagnosis, which I agree with (after a small change), indeed
from the Sixties onwards. (One problem with it is that it leaves little
hope, but then that is what most intelligent men had, or lacked, once
they had overcome their teenage dreams: the vast majority is not
intelligent, and instead is conformist and that
is humanity's biggest problem, by far.)
- Feb 10: Crisis: Snowden, Economy, Pills, Personal
: Yet another
crisis file, although with only three files, and the third one on
psychiatry. But I couldn't find more. I also should say I added
yesterday some small corrections and some links to On "All in the
- Feb 9: Crisis+me+ME: Reich * 2, NSA, violin, crow, Zappa
crisis file, or at least the first half is. The other three parts are
about medicine, an amazingly intelligent crow, and a collection of
interviews on the opinions of Frank Zappa. I like these (two videos)
and also like my own comments on medicine. (But none is for the dumb or
- Feb 8: Crisis: Greenwald, GCHQ, Obama, New Web Mag, "Terrorists",
Epstein-Bar : And another
ordinary crisis file, with 5 items with 7 links on the crisis, and one
item on Epstein-Bar (that is there because this is how the disease my
ex and I suffer from started).
- Feb 7: Crisis: Snowden (?), Chomsky, TPP, Surveillance, Fight back
ordinary crisis file. En autobio-18
van twee fotoos en twee extra alineaas voorzien. (Ik doe dit niet in Nederlog,
waar ik gewoonlijk zo weinig mogelijk in herzie.)
- Feb 6: Crisis: Surveillance, Deception, Schröder, inequality
US, power to the people, 60ies: This is again an ordinary
crisis file. It has some interesting articles, notably the one on
deception and on restoring the power to the people in the US (!), by a
bill proposed by Nancy Pelosi, and perhaps also the surveillance
article, if the February demonstrations succeed.
- Feb 5: Autobio: 1977 - Terug in Holland
: This is
another part of my autobiography, and is in Dutch. There will be a
crisis file later today. Also, I uploaded the file to the autobio-section,
where it got renamed as "autobio-20.html". And finally I have this: Crisis: Social Justice, NSA * 2, Global Recession, Digital
Independence, Beatles : This is an ordinary crisis
file. In case you are bored, you can look also at the last time the
Beatles played together, at the end, which is now over 45 years ago.
- Feb 4: To start with, I have today uploaded a new
copy of the Nederlog index for 2013
that, quite unaccountably, missed the last four entries, that were
quite good. They were there, so I cannot account for their disappearing
from the index, but at any rate they can be reached now from the index
again. Also, there now is this: Crisis+me+ME: Military, History, Truth, "CFS", me+ME
: This has three articles on the crisis, followed by one on
ME/CFS, that is followed by a fairly brief update about my condition
- Feb 3: me: On myself
: There were
very few crisis items, and I recently reread my journal for 1977, in
which I found an English reply by me, of some three typed pages, to questions posed in a book
of Laura Huxley. So I decided to reproduce them here, and added today
and yesterday thirty notes. (This is the only time I did answer such
questions, and though the questions aren't very good, my answers still
mostly satisfy me.) And if you're only interested in the crisis, you'll
have to wait till tomorrow.
- Feb 2: Crisis: Snowden, Lavabit, Obama, jail terms, Perkins, Moyes,
Orwell, psychiatry : This is an ordinary crisis
file, with seven crisis items and one last bit about psychiatry (mostly
a repeat, but it is good).
- Feb 1: Crisis+me+ME: SOTU - lies; NSA & climate; open net;
probability; pessimism : This is both a crisis file,
of which there were only three items, and also covers two items of my
own, on probability and statistics, which are often abused because they
are rarely well understood, and about pessimism.
- Jan 31: Crisis: Hypotheses
about the causes of the crisis
: This is an abnormal crisis
file: I chart some hypotheses about the causes of the crisis, and do
this by quoting from December 25, 2012, which has been strongly
supported (in a way very few academic social science hypotheses ever
get supported) by Snowden's revelations. This is hopefully a somewhat
clearer version - and no, much clearer than it is now I can't make it.
Also, there are no updates of my site today, apart from the NL-related
- Jan 30: Autobio: 1977 - Mijn
interesses ca. 1977 : This is not a crisis file but a part of my
Dutch autobiography. There will be a crisis file later today. And this
is it: Crisis: "Accomplices" * 2, Snowden, Merkel, TPP, BDD,
personal : Note the BDD part is about "Bodily Stress
Disorder" (the new name for "Neurasthenia", invented without any
evidence, to help the insurances save lots of money) and the personal
section only refers to the earlier autobio file.
- Jan 29: I re-uploaded today the whole philosophy/aristotle
section. This includes the Categories, Ethics, Politics
and Metaphysics, with Notes to Ethics and Politics
(neither fully done, but Ethics mostly) and also Notes attached
to the other two,
but not done. And there now is: Crisis: GCHQ * 2,
Angry Birds, open source, SOTU * 2, Philips, Schechter, personal : This is mostly a crisis file, though the
open source bit is not, and the personal bit only tracks my
re-uploading the site. Also, I added Why philosophy is
important to my own index (maartensz-index,
in philosophy). The
reason is that this certainly is the most downloaded file of my site,
since many years also.
- Jan 28: Crisis: Russia &
Snowden, interview Snowden, spying * 2, stopping NSA, personal
: This is another
crisis file, including an interview with Snowden (that "disappeared"
from Youtube), and a personal section on how much of my sites are
Also, I uploaded a better edited version of Why Philosophy Is
Important, and of the introduction
Russell's Problems of Philosophy.
- Jan 27: Crisis: Snowden,
Obama's failures, US torture, NSA, income inequality
: Another crisis file.
There also is a small personal section.
- Jan 26: Crisis: No Outcry,
GOP against NSA, Law, "Citizens United", Dr. Strangelove
is another crisis file, with five items and seven main links. (The last
two to a non-crisis item: The film Dr. Strangelove, which is
either the best or one of the best films I ever saw.)
- Jan 25: Crisis: Hedges
repeat, economics, Fukushima, Obama, NSA, psychiatry
: This is another
crisis file, with six different subjects.
- Jan 24: Autobio: 1976 &
1977 - Met Agnethe in Lom : This is not a crisis file but a part of my
Dutch autobiography, and briefly tells about the nearly two years we
spent in Lom, working as journalists (that is, Agnethe wrote and
photographed, and I drove and did the housework). There will be an
English crisis file later today.
And it is here: Crisis: Snowden * 3,
US gov. privacy board, international plan
: This is mostly about
a Q&A Edward Snowden did yesterday, and about the Privacy Board and
an international plan to act against global surveillance.
Also, I put the first of the above two files, with a few non-textual
changes, in my Autobio,
as nr 18.
This will later be reviewed, as will the rest of my autobio.
- Jan 23: Crisis: Watchdog report
* 2, "evidence based
medicine", personal : This is a brief crisis file. (There wasn't
much to find, and I also used a lot of energy on undoing an
installation of PGP that fucked up Thunderbird, which is the
email-program I use, because there isn't any better on Ubuntu).
- Jan 22: Crisis: NSA * 3,
Snowden * 2, journalism, enormous inequality, psychiatry* 2
: This is another
crisis file, which also includes two items on psychiatry, that is also
Also, I saw that much of the French part of my Chamfort-files had
far too many empty spaces. I do not know why they are there. I have
removed these and re-uploaded (if that is a word) the whole section
- Jan 21: First, I
repaired the last line links, so to speak, in all the NLs I wrote this
year: They are all in the last line, with a different background, and
now all work correctly. And there will be a brief crisis file later
today, namely Crisis: All slaves, undeserving rich, blackmail not
terrorism, Gore Vidal, personal: This is a regular crisis file.
- Jan 20: Crisis: Hedges, NYT,
Nakedcapitalism, ME/CFS marker, Personal
: This is again a
crisis file, but it also has an interesting piece - for me, at least -
on ME/CFS and EBV, that suggests a bio-marker, at least for people
whose ME/CFS started with EBV, as is the case with me and my ex.
Also, this was written while I was very tired, since I slept little,
for some unknown reason.
- Jan 19: Crisis: Greenwald,
Obama * 4, Whistleblowers, Snowden, Brooks
: This is another
crisis file, mostly filled with reactions to his speech of last Friday
(17.1.14). My own opinion is thatit was a weak and propagandistic
speech that supports the illegal doings of the NSA, but while few seem
to have enthusiastically liked it, there were a few who said
"forceful", which seems mistaken to me.
Also, I should say that the autobiography pieces are now in
philosophy/maartensz, namely here, and that
they do need reviewing.
- Jan 18: On my autobio fiiles
/ Over mijn autobio bestanden : This is only a brief note that I changed
the position of my autobio fiiles, and did some editing on them. There
also now is:
Crisis: Totalitarian NSA + Obama * 5 + Personal : This is another crisis file, mostly about
Obama's speech about the NSA, with a small personal section.
Also, I revised the first five files - until and including autobio-5 -
a little, and uploaded that.
- Jan 17: Autobio: 1975 - Met
Agnethe in Dovre : This is again a Dutch part, apart from the
introduction, and continues my autobiography. This part is about 1975,
Also, there now is: Crisis: Rusbridger, NSA * 2, Obama
& NSA * 4, Special Ops, US Judges, Obama's claims
: This is a fairly
long crisis file, with 9 items.
And I added the last two autobiography files I wrote this month to the autobiography-section.
- Jan 16: Crisis: British
press, Ai Weiwei, NSA & metadata
: This is an ordinary
- Jan 15: Autobio: 1974-1975 -
Agnethe in Amsterdam & Dovre
: This is a Dutch
part, apart from the brief introduction, of my autobiography. This
deals with 1974 and the beginning of 1975, when I started living in
Norway, for nearly three years, that were the best years of my life.
(More to follow.)
Also, there now is: Crisis: Internet, Germans, Krugman, Obama, NSA
: This is an ordinary
brief crisis file.
- Jan 14: To start with, I have added several
notes (all those with letters); added to some notes; added quite a few
links; and made some corrections to yesterday's
Nederlog. And there now
Crisis: NSA & Metadata,
NSA & Myths, NSA & fools, personal: This is an ordinary brief crisis file, with
a brief personal addition.
- Jan 13: On over twenty years
of living alone : This is not about the crisis but about
- Jan 12: Crisis+me+ME:
NSA, Reich, Lessig, being alone, dieticians pseudoscientists, FBI, Obama
: This is both about the
crisis and also is not, and I may later return to the article I present
about being alone, since it is quite good and quite long.
- Jan 11: On "All in the
Family" : This is not a crisis item, but is about
seeing "All in the Family", which was a prominent sitcom in the
Seventies, that I mostly - except for some 5 episodes - did not
see then, but that I saw the last month on Youtube. One reason to write
the review is that the series
caused me to laugh more in the last month than I have done since 2000.
Other reasons are given in my text: It was innovative, funny, and dealt
with many ongoing civil and political problems, that also still exist.
In any case, this was quite enjoyable for me.
- Jan 10: Crisis: NSA, Wyden,
Ellsberg, EU on spying, Chomsky, TPP, Personal
: This is another
crisis report + a personal note.
- Jan 9: Crisis: Great
Britain, Obama and NSA, whistleblower, Norway
: And yet another
crisis file, with seven items, although the seventh is not about the
crisis but about Norway, which was a far better place to live than is
- Jan 8: Crisis:
NSA insiders, NSA as King George, Greenwald about 1971 break-in
: Another crisis file,
this time with three background items. Also, I have updated the index
file of the crisis series, until
today. And I have adjusted the indexes of Nederlog, so that each index
of each year
can be reached from any year.
- Jan 7: Crisis: NSS, NSA,
Great Britain, Europe, Medicine, Phoenix Rising
: Again a crisis file,
though the last two items are medical, or at least relate to that.
- Jan 6: Crisis: Exit US
democracy, NSA*3, the left, drugs trials
: Another crisis file,
with a good - if depressing - article by Chris Hedges and one on the
corruption of modern medicine, and four others.
- Jan 5: Crisis: NSA * 2,
Greenwald * 2, Pauly vs Leon, Born to Buy, Redistribution
: Another crisis file,
including two items on the "reply" of the NSA to Senator Sanders.
- Jan 4: Crisis: Sanders,
Johnson, DSM-5, TYT : This is also a crisis file, of which the
first item - a letter of Senator Sanders to the NSA - is probably the
most important. Also, I updated the opening of the site to refer to the
latest Nederlog index and summaries, both the English and Dutch
- Jan 3: Crisis: Academics,
Speculators, Cameron, Drug companies, Nader to Bush
: Another crisis file,
with five items. Also, inserted the note  in the relevant places in
crisis files since December 28, 2013, whence it got deleted by mistake.
And also uploaded some not yet uploaded
items to my Philosophical Dictionary, including one I wrote today on
- Jan 2: Crisis: Assange,
Snowden, Congress, 2014, News, Judge, Sleep, Suicide: A crisis file, with seven items on the
crisis, and the two last on problems that concern me.
- Jan 1: Nederlog 2014:
Updates for the new year: The record of changes with a little about
ten years of Nederlog and about planned updates. I prepared The
index of Nederlog for 2013 and provide the link in case you want to
search by subjects. There is no list of subjects, but you can search.
There now also is: Crisis: Two videos. This is two brief videos, one by
Robert Reich, the other by Patti Smith.