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blanchae writes "If something happened like the movie: "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and an alien, who was omnipowerful like Klaatu, arrived to evaluate whether to thumbs up or thumbs down the earth and mankind. What would you present as mankind's greatest triumphs and accomplishments and why?" top
A speech to create a nation that ranks with the be
blanchae writes "A speech that ranks with the best from JFK, Martin Luther King Jr. and Winston Churchill: the Address of Syrian National Council President; Dr. Burhan Ghalioun to The Syrian Nation, 5 November 2011:
"It is a country where the principles of citizenship and equality reign and where people are judged on the basis of their capacities to give and sacrifice for the sake of their country."" Link to Original Source top
Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-gover
blanchae writes "In Bahrain, thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year have been jailed for 15 years for crimes against the state.
Seven other medical professionals were given sentences of between five and 10 years by a special tribunal on Thursday that was set up during the emergency rule that followed the demonstrations.
This is outrageous that medical personnel who have devoted their lives to helping people regardless of circumstances are sentenced to prison. During times of war and conflict, never has the Red Cross or other agencies stopped to ask what your political alignment is. Medical personnel must be politically neutral and free from persecution of this type.
While we are safe at our computers on the other side of the world, there is something that we can do. Please contact your local government officials through email, phone calls, etc.. and register a protest against the Bahrain government. With your help, we can make a difference and apply enough political pressure that we can free these innocent people." Link to Original Source top
blanchae writes "Asterclick, a promising open source project is facing a disaster in funding. It's main sponsor has had a major fire at its facilities and is concentrating on rebuilding. This means that Asterclick funding has been temporarily canceled and is desparately looking (begging) for donations. The Asterclick project is an open source real-time web/HTML5 based GUI for the open source Asterisk VoIP project. It is a very worthwhile project. If you can spare some change it would be very appreciated." Link to Original Source top
blanchae (965013) writes "Here's a couple of webpages called How to Find a Job in IT that I put up that gives you everything I've learned on looking successfully for a job in the IT field. Most new graduates and new-comers to North America don't realize how the job process works and get discouraged when they come to the promised land and are out of work. Hopefully this opens up the doors ." Link to Original Source top
blanchae (965013) writes "How does the copyright laws regard linking to images from another website on your own webpage? For example if your code had:
img src="http://www.freepbx.org/files/pictures/picture-9680.jpg" (brackets removed to sidetrack Slashdot's image filter)
This image is not hosted on the webpage and does not physically exist on the webpage's web server. Is a website breaking copyright laws by having an viewable image linked from another website?
I think that it would be easy to prove that at no time is the image present or in the possession on the server. The only time that the image appears is on the viewer's web browser." Link to Original Source top