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ahhh this is great. the solitary bird flies high
the expressive bird takes wing
to sing
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

must add.
it's very interesting to ponder on words… thanks for the

opportunity.
I_ArtMan

above is my comment to this wonderfully spiritual poetic blog
http://dafathsdays.blogspot.com/

also,

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:

http://blogs.download.com/Daily-Download/post.php?p=1144

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

Skype call.”

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

technologies?

–Jessica Dolcourt
Assistant Editor

comment:
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

something.
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

food.
sorry, i ranted a little.
I_ArtMan …

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