Friday, June 25, 2010

Tweetposts - 25th June 2010

WTC is underway currently here. As credit to the organizers, the disruption in day-to-day activities is minimal. Honestly, we were expecting a near standstill, but that hasn't happened. I never even went to the side of the event and I don't have TV at my home. So blissfully distant from it all!

An interesting take on "classification": Military classifies a lot of information in the interest of national security. That should be the only goal. Any information that can potentially compromise the security of the country is classified. But why was the Wikileaks footage "classified" in the first place? It is misuse of the "classification" policy. Classification is used for hiding a hideous atrocity.
Over here (in Chennai - don't know if it can be generalized), it is stretched to the other extreme to ridiculous proportions. A guy used his mobile to picture the digital clock in the railway station. A nearby policeman forced him to delete the picture for "security reasons". C'mon!

I was watching a movie on DVD some days back. The first or second frame was a lesson on why only original DVDs must be purchased. I find the irony interesting. Why put that on the original DVD purchased by someone? The pirated DVD will have all this crud stripped out anyway! Want to see why people pirate movies? See here: Some one needs to drive some sense into all the "original DVD" makers.

Man has always lived unconsciously (in general). But why is the situation so dire now than all these years behind? I think one analogy explains this best: "If you are an ant, you can walk over anyone. But when you are an elephant, you must watch where you place your leg!" (by Sadhguru, quoted from memory). How did the ant become an elephant? Two factors - technology and population growth. We can't do anything about the former - it is only going forward to more advancement. Sadly, we aren't doing anything about the latter as well. The fact that nature's whip stroke is coming is plainly obvious. It makes me happy and scared at the same time. I saw this in a quote many years back on a hill board in Ooty. It said "before nature disappears, you will". Thom Hartmann saw this in a graphic vision during his meditation (described in "The Prophet's Way"). I only don't know if it is going to be one full strike or in installments. Right now, it appears to be in installments - do you see a connection with all these events in succession? The Tsunami, Haiti earthquake, Chile earthquake, multiple seismic shockwaves in Asia - this is not at all a joke!

2 comments:

Anupama said...

Really, I am SO relieved nature to hear nature is going to make the cruel blow. Cruel to us, but probably good for the planet.
I hate to see the children die and suffer in earthquakes and I don't say they deserve it or anything. It's more of - look what we did!! It's cause and effect.
Why why why, why isn't it obvious?? Painful!

Anupama said...

Really, I am SO relieved nature to hear nature is going to make the cruel blow. Cruel to us, but probably good for the planet.
I hate to see the children die and suffer in earthquakes and I don't say they deserve it or anything. It's more of - look what we did!! It's cause and effect.
Why why why, why isn't it obvious?? Painful!

 
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