I hate posting audio and video links (most people can read much faster than they can view or listen), unfortunately I have no choice here, curse you CBC...
Military cyberattacks have the potential to bring down infrastructure ranging from power grids to nuclear power plants to transportation networks to the internet itself.
Is Canada ready?
In the radio documentary "The Electric Fog of War," The Current talks to former public safety minister Stockwell Day, security researchers and Canadian military officials about potential military cyber threats, what researchers and the government are doing to prepare and how that compares to the preparations being made by other countries such as the U.S. and the U.K.
The documentary also examines the real-life use of cyberwarfare to cut off internet access to Georgia during the battle with Russia over South Ossetia in 2008. It also touches on the growing international cyber arms race that experts say "has the potential of spiralling out of control."
When I was looking yesterday for the lectern seal, I googled "Canadian government seals" and about all I got was pictures and commentary on baby f*cking seals. Why are you Canadians so obsessed with the little buggers?
"The chief aim of all government is to preserve the freedom of the citizen. His control over his person, his property, his movements, his business, his desires should be restrained only so far as the public welfare imperatively demands. The world is in more danger of being governed too much than too little.
It is the teaching of all history that liberty can only be preserved in small areas. Local self-government is, therefore, indispensable to liberty. A centralized and distant bureaucracy is the worst of all tyranny.
Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."
John W. Davis, Democratic Presidential Candidate, 1924. Davis was one of the greatest trial and appellate lawyers in US history. He also served as the US Ambassador to the UK.
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"When I was looking yesterday for the lectern seal, I googled "Canadian government seals" and about all I got was pictures and commentary on baby f*cking seals. Why are you Canadians so obsessed with the little buggers?"
Ummmm...actually it is the rest of the world that is obsessed with what a very few Canadians do to a few tens of thousands of harp seals every year (as opposed to the 3.9 million cows that get slaughtered every year in Canada).