ahhh this is great. the solitary bird flies high
the expressive bird takes wing
in higher eschelons
the love of god has smitten him.
i agree with your words
except for one thing… before words were written
the ancient storytellers, ashoks etc., were able to commit to
memory, by heart the entire oddysey and illiad of homer
and in india the mahabharata, the longest story in the world i
think, was told for thousands of years… the sumerian
gilgamesh is another long story preserved word for word, i
it's very interesting to ponder on words… thanks for the
above is my comment to this wonderfully spiritual poetic blog
i read and commented on this article below last august. i came upon it by googling my handle I_ArtMan, i think it is interesting enough to share…
the address was:
In what appears to be a desperate bid to keep its residents
from seeking out affordably priced telephony options, the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned most Internet
telephony services, including Skype Vonage, Webphone, and
the home-grown Efonica, just to skim the surface. According
to AME Info,
“The UAE has been so determined to protect the vast amounts
of money that it earns from its overpriced telephony system
that it doesn’t just block Skype, it has removed the address
from its DNS servers. People trying to access the page don’t
even get the regular: “This site has been blocked…”; instead
a Network Error message appears.”
Unlike China and Iran’s brands of Web censorship concerning
government-sensitive issues like political dissent and adult
sites, the UAE’s State-sponsored control over Web access
appears to engineered strictly to protect the federal coffers.
However, those campaigns to stamp out pornography and
oppositional ideals may be more successful than the UAE’s
current crusade against VoIP.
“By trying to ban VoIP, Middle East telcos such as the UAE’s
Etisalat have effectively cut themselves out of the game.
There are already tens of thousands of people using Skype
and similar applications in the UAE alone. Skype.com is
blocked, but people download the installer in the freezones.
They get it from general software download sites. They get it
via P2P. They get friends and family to email it to them. They
get it on their laptop while overseas.
Despite the ban, the application works, because once
installed, Skype is almost impossible to block. It uses
encrypted tunnels, file transfers and instant messaging
sessions, all of which are undetectable without filtering. AP
Connections CTO Art Reisman set up a computer lab
experiment to try and detect Skype traffic whizzing between
two PCs. His analysis, according to an interview with Zdnet:
“When examining the stream I failed to see any human
discernible call set up, so without prior knowledge of a call
being made I could never be certain if what I was seeing was a
With the relatively cheap price of VoIP services compared to
government-backed telephony providers, the UAE could be
driving its people towards a type of free market piracy. Until a
national ruling on VoIP– rumored to occur in early 2007–
Internet users in the UAE trying to speak via the blocked
Skype, Vonage, and presumably of Yahoo Messenger with
Voice are breaking the law, and doing so in no small quantity.
This treads some quaggy ground in the court of international
public opinion. Do you think a country has the right to enforce
the protection of its economic interests by banning certain
this has been a very interesting read. it’s so au courant and a
telltale indication of more to come in relation to freedoms and
nationalities. just a sign of the growing need for a world
mandate of freedom for all people anywhere. and especially,
the concept of free trade everywhere. i say, let the greedy
simply adapt and they will still rake in dough for their efforts.
free world trade would put a lot of bureaucrats out of
business. so let them write poetry or become golfers or
i predict that withing 20 years there will be only one language
of international business and one currency.
reason? simplicity and time economy.
the money changers will of course be out of business and
banks will lose that source. let them make baskets or grow
sorry, i ranted a little.