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Who's Funding Wikipedia and Who Benefits from It?

So who exactly is funding the Wikipedia enterprise? Who are Che Wales' real partners? The question matters since one should indeed beware of those who are aiming to become decision-makers on how and what children all over the world shall be taught, what information we shall all get on anything and everything, how scientists shall have to view science (if they intend to get funding), and what kind of activity deserves the label 'science'. If such aims do not terrify you, dear reader, then - forgive our bluntness - you are a fool who fully deserves the future that these Che Wales' and their partners have in stock for you and your children.

Like Wikipedia itself, its various partners and benefactors present a perfect mix of pornography, populist public-relations hype, globalist profiteering disguised as political correctness and environmental friendliness, and corporate image-making achieved by trumpeting the causes of "freedom", "community", "education" and "providing information" to the under-privileged and the post-colonial. We are now in the grip of a more subtle colonization - where membership in a self-styled club of ignorants and disinformation-peddlers suffices in order to claim the authority of knowledge. Without a doubt, it would have been better for the planet if Wales had stuck to the pornography of the body. But far better riches and far more power are to be had here, in the futures market of the "tasteful" pornography of knowledge and the mind. and the Wikimedia Foundation

Adapted from Wikipedia:

Bomis is a dot-com company founded in 1996. Its primary businesses are the sale of advertising on the search portal, and the sale of erotic images over the Internet (Internet pornography). It was created by Jimmy Wales.

Bomis originally created the online encyclopedia project Nupedia.  During the early stages of this project, Larry Sanger began the development of Wikipedia, which was originally intended as a sub-project and drafting platform for the more formally organized Nupedia. However, Wikipedia, with its much lower barrier for widespread participation, rapidly outgrew its "parent", and soon became far larger than the main business of Bomis itself.

For a while, Bomis not only provided web servers and bandwidth for these projects, but owned some key items such as the associated domain names.  When an alternative ownership model for Wikipedia was determined to be preferable - the Wikimedia Foundation was created (June 20, 2003).  Related assets (intellectual property and computer hardware) were transferred or donated to this 'non-profit organization'. The Foundation now funds the operation of Wikipedia through donations from various sources. Until October 2004, Bomis paid the total cost of Wikimedia's hosting and bandwidth fees, and from October 2004 to February 2005 continued to sponsor half of these fees.

By the way, in late October 2005 Wales twice edited his biography in Wikipedia (in direct violation of Wikipedia's own rules) to make Bomis look more "tasteful", by removing the wording which described the "Bomis Babes" section of the Bomis portal as a "pornography section" or an "erotica section", and referring to it, instead, as a "blog".

The Lounsbery Foundation

Granted $40,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2005. This is one of those institutional interests that is hitching its cart to Wikipedia's image as a generator of 'encyclopedic knowledge'. From their Mission Statement:

The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas: science and technology components of key US policy issues; elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation.

Perhaps the cart-hitching is best elucidated by the composition of the Lounsbery Foundation's Board of Directors and its advisory body:

Knowledge Warfare, we have said - and this list constitutes a most eloquent testimonial of the interests that are betting on our Che.
Formed a partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation in October 2005.

Answers Corporation (previously GuruNet Corporation), the creator of Answers.comTM, will be peddling a piece of 'free' software (i.e. proprietary software bundled with advertisements) that provides one-click access to Wikipedia.  With the use of this software, you will be able to click on any word - in any application running on your PC - and immediately receive the benefit of all the disinformation that Wikipedia has to offer in relation to this word.

Dinesh C Sharma on CNET

October 24, 2005 - and the Wikimedia Foundation on Friday said they will jointly develop a service that gives people quick access to answers from online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. The new product, dubbed "1-Click Answers, Wikipedia Edition", will be promoted through a tools page on Wikipedia's English-language site. The two will share advertising revenue generated. The agreement is likely to be implemented by the start of 2006, the companies said.

"Wikipedia is certainly the most dynamic of over 120 content sources found in Now we will not simply be using Wikipedia's remarkable content, but also helping promote its goals and vision," Bob Rosenschein, chief operating officer, said in a statement. signed a deal with Opera Software in August of this year, under which the search engine will be integrated into Opera's eponymous browser.

A 1-Click proprietary interface to "the most dynamic content source": this is the package to which knowledge has been reduced by the "goals" and "visions" of these purveyors of 'free knowledge'. One-clique answers to one-word questions for 1-Click minds. Neither brave nor new, this human world only succeeds in becoming more and more uninteresting.  Hey, for as long as these single clicks are being 'powered' by corporate endeavours with names like of GuruNet and, who could go wrong?

Here is how describes itself:

Ever since the early search engines emerged in the mid-1990s, Web users have been trained to accept a single search paradigm. A query for a word or phrase returns a long list of links to other Web pages - drawn from the vast, unstructured Internet - that contain the search term. These results are often overwhelming, inaccurate, or even inappropriate.

In contrast, delivers snapshot, multi-faceted definitions and explanations from credible, attributable reference sources on over one million topics in our database. Our editors take our content from over 100 encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases, carefully chosen for breadth and quality. For ultimate convenience, install 1-Click AnswersTM software, and click on any word in any document on your screen for "Answers at your Fingertips". Our premium content together with our patented technology reduces the overload and frustration of Internet users' trying to locate high-quality reference information.

Let's test this right away: what are those "multi-faceted definitions and explanations from credible, attributable reference sources"?  Well, when one inputs the word 'Aetherometry' into the search box and hits the "Answers" button, one gets a single answer... the Wikipedia entry!

Helped in funding Wikimania, Wikimedia's first international conference in August 2005. 

This is where it gets pretentious. A real mania. No, Virginia, this is not the notorious cultural-studies journal, and you will not find it discoursing on the decline of deleuzianism, or the philosophical analysis of corruption in corporate culture, queer studies, etc. No, Socialtext is cultural studies become "enterprise" - a thoroughly corporate entity that makes (thoroughly proprietary) software for corporate communications. The software includes a wiki. Jimmy "Guevara" Wales is on the Board of Directors.

Socialtext about itself:

Socialtext Incorporated makes enterprise social software for collaboration. Socialtext captures the best features of web-native tools called "wikis" and "weblogs" and brings them inside your enterprise to create a collaboration and knowledge tool that works the way people do.

As Socialtext CEO, Ross Mayfield, says, "Simple tools with simple rules yield the best results. " Socialtext is social software that groups can actually use to make themselves and their organizations more productive, while building trust between participants.

When people collaborate, good things happen. Since 2002, over 50 organizations - including 10 Fortune 500 enterprises [among them Walt Disney and Eastman Kodak] - from business, non-profit and academic sectors have become part of the Socialtext network.

Socialtext investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, SAP, and the Omidyar Network.

Business Week on Ross Mayfield, founder and CEO of Socialtext

Mayfield, a tall, gangly Palo Alto native, stumbled onto wikis via an unlikely route. After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in political science, he opted to work in nonprofits, in hopes of changing the world. He landed in Eastern Europe in 1995 as a $300-a-month  American Former special adviser to Lennart Meri, Estonia's first post-Soviet President. After starting a broadband service provider and a Web-design and software-development company in Estonia, he returned to San Francisco in 1998, where he got a fast education in boom-era entrepreneurial frenzy. He co-founded RateXchange, an online business-to-business marketplace for telecommunications capacity, which went south in the telecom bust.

(...) Then he dabbled in a few other ventures, getting interested in the social dynamics of e-mail and the Web. By the end of 2002, Mayfield and some friends became jazzed with the business potential for wikis, which were mostly a nerd phenomenon. Thus came Socialtext. (...) Socialtext has subsisted on less than $300,000 from friends and other social-software entrepreneurs such as LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman and Tribe Networks CEO Mark Pincus. Last month, it got another $300,000 from the Omidyar Network, the semi-philanthropic organization launched by eBay (EBAY ) founder and Chairman Pierre Omidyar and several other individuals. (...) [Those] who know Mayfield say that in contrast to his easygoing demeanor, he won't get shoved aside easily. "He is tenacious and scrappy," says investor Pincus.

One cannot help but remark how all these saviours and improvers of the world invariably go bust. Or rather, their companies go bust, their shareholders go bust. The 'entrepreneurs' themselves somehow always survive, to go on to the next, ever more ambitious and more 'world saving' venture.

Kennisnet Foundation ("kennis", by the way, is Dutch for "knowledge")

Partnered with the Wikimedia Foundation to provide technical support for Wikipedia

Technical support to help the Wikipedian cyberpolice more efficiently block your edits before you even submit them to Wikipedia. Or, as the agreement puts it - to 'promote the shared values and educational objectives' of Kennisnet and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Press Release - 26 May, 2005:

The popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the best-known project of the Wikimedia Foundation, will receive technical support from Kennisnet, thus helping the Foundation to achieve its goal of improving the capacity and responsiveness of Wikipedia. The agreement was reached to promote the shared values and educational objectives of Kennisnet and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Kennisnet is partnering with the Wikimedia Foundation a reliable partner with regard to open content and freely licensed 'knowledge'. The cooperation extends across several projects, including the 'Ultimate Wiktionary', a project for the integration of lexicological content, and a project celebrating the jubilee of Queen Beatrix.

Ah, we almost forgot - Che Wales is into monarchy, monarchy for the masses, a veritable lady Di. And why? Because -

People in the Dutch education system indicated that there is a huge demand for the type of information offered by Wikipedia.

Sounds like they went to the polls in the Netherlands... But no, wait! As you will see in a moment, this is an official move on the part of the teaching cadres in the Netherlands - and it is those cadres that are so tantalizingly denoted as "people in the Dutch education system":

Kennisnet Foundation about itself:

Kennisnet is the internet organisation for primary, secondary and professional education in the Netherlands. The foundation was established by the education organisations in 2001. These organisations are represented on the Supervisory Board.

Kennisnet was set up by and for education, and therefore has an emphatically public objective. In order to meet this objective, Kennisnet creates virtual space for learning and educational processes. The added value of Kennisnet lies in its ability to offer simple and effective solutions to complex problems in education.

'Simple' and 'effective' solutions (like 1-click Wikipedia) to the catastrophic worldwide crisis in education and knowledge. What marketeers! What marketeering! Can they at least bring about, more modestly, 'effective solutions' to educating us, the public, about such hoaxes as Global Warming, AIDS, Black Holes, Big Bangs and Crunches, Higgs Bosons and so on? Judge for yourself:

Kennisnet does this by:
• organising and facilitating a range of education, geared to various target groups. (primary/secondary/professional);
• cooperating on building an education market for electronic learning resources;
• guaranteeing unrestricted access to educational content and services for all users.

So, the 'solution' to the knowledge crisis lies in "building a market for electronic resources" and in "unrestricted access" (read: advertising-infested access to unrestricted crap brought to you courtesy of the 'wisdom of crowds'). And if that's not enough of an indicator of what's in store for European education, culture and science, read this:

Kennisnet supervises the proper operation of the it's educational infrastructure, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Until the end of 2003, this has been subcontracted by the ministry to a consortium of cable companies.

The New Europe farms out the operation of its educational, cultural and scientific infrastructure to cable companies. It is all one big happy Web 2.0 family, which is why the Internet and Wikipedia are largely as 'interesting' as TV.  With all the tools for excellence right at the tips of the fingers, the sorry truth is that these 'cutting-edge'  'efforts' have succeeded only in producing and retrieving crap.  And the whole shebang is syndicated, syndicalized, unionized, brought on as a shining achievement of unionism:

The Kennisnet Foundation was established by the educational organisations. This is expressed in the composition of the Supervisory Board, on which representatives of each sector of education have a seat. The Supervisory Board has seven members. Four members are appointed at the proposal of the Association of Cooperating Employers' Organisations in Education (VSWO), the Association for Management in Secondary Education (VVO), the BVE Council and the AOC Council (one member each). Three members are appointed by the Supervisory Board, one from the business community, one from the internet world and the chairperson.

The old ultra-Left used to debate why unions 'are never revolutionary', but it seems the debate should have been about how they are always so reactionary - one more invisible bureaucracy madly rewriting history, science, culture, manically inventing useless 'educational' methods for brainwashing, drowning any possible spark of intelligence in an endless replication of vacuous categories, standards and slogans. The targets of this dementia?  Kids, of course - what better targets could there be for sublimated pedophiles? They now have the State and the media in their hands and education at their mercy:

For whom?
Kennisnet targets primary, secondary and professional and adult education.
In our portal, we refer to:
- Primary Education;
- Secondary Education;
- Professional and Adult Education.

Within these categories, we distinguish between various target groups, each with their own range of content geared to the needs of the user.

Primary education
- Children
- Teaching staff
- Parents
- ICT [Information & Communication Technology] coordina tors
- Managers
- Pupil care

Secondary education
- Pupil
- Teacher
- Parents
- ICT coordinators
- Managers
- Pupil care
- Student counsellor

Professional and adult education
- Teacher
- Student
- ICT coordinators
- Managers.

Kennisnet, naturally, is one of the European Partners of the European Schoolnet.

The European Schoolnet about itself:

The European Schoolnet is a unique an international partnership of 26 Ministries of Education developing learning for schools, teachers and pupils across Europe and beyond. It provides insight into the use of  ICT in Europe for policy-makers and education professionals. This goal is achieved through communication and information exchange at all levels of school education using innovative technologies, and by acting as a gateway to national and regional school networks.

Translation: the goal is achieved by inducing young people to swallow crap like Wikipedia and Wiktionary as the new tools of knowledge, limiting their horizons of 'knowledge' and 'information' to the daily hysterias of a futures market.  That's the goal, and quite demented it is. These are the people who determine whether or not you are lying by whether your brain "lights up" on an fMRI scan; the people who invent ever new "attention deficit disorders" and "oppositional defiant disorders" to deliver your children to zombification by pharmaceutical companies.  The same sort of people who, in the Vichy Republic, would determine who was or was not a Jew by the 'scientific methods' of prognathic measurement. Now they do it all over again in virtual space, in the name of democratic 'education', 'culture for the masses', and get away with it. They do it impunely - almost no one cares to notice, such is the overall degree of castration. And, as we know from history, it always helps to pepper this sort of thing with a little Jugend-pomp, a few astronauts, and a bit of flag-waving:

An exemplary news item from the European Schoolnet:

Earth & Space Week: “A flag for planet Earth” – competition rewards nine children
Nine children have been awarded for their designs for a flag for planet Earth as part of the Earth & Space Week opening ceremony on 11 February 2005, in Brussels. The flag design aimed to capture theHer “motto” of Earth & Space Week: Celebrating our planet, while reaching for the stars. The contest was open to children aged 5 to 19 from the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. The winning children received fabric flags printed with their own designs from Prince Philippe of Belgium, European Commission Vice President Günter Verheugen, and the European Space Agency Director Jean-Jacques Dordain in front of an audience of astronauts, dignitaries and other senior officials.

The European Schoolnet heralds and vehiculates the great European policy of the new social-democrats now in control of the federal State: let private interests run with public policy and education, and let's define education as the right to be just as ignorant and stupid and cocksure of yourself as the guy next to you.  Writes the European Schoolnet about Kennisnet:

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has commissioned Kennisnet project and is offering connections to institutions of vocational training and adult education, teacher training institutes, primary schools and secondary schools.

The ICT Directorate within the Ministry is responsible forKennisnet. It co-ordinates the process of connecting schools to the network. The office within the Ministry produces the content for the Netherlands' most important education domain.

Ominous - an ICT Directorate in charge of public education. And the objective is 'independent learning', learning that is independent of any learning - since Wikipedia is serving as the standard of 'information', and neither the producer or the consumer require any understanding of the subject matter. But it's all just a way to be, on a hitherto unprecedented institutional scale, Zen about knowledge - since knowledge is all a matter of opinion, and one can never be certain of it anyway. All that we can be certain of is that it is ever more firmly in the grip of a cyberbureaucratic shredding machine:

Is information and communication technology (ICT) the cause or the result of changes in the world around us? Opinions differ on this question. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Many things are in any event changing in today's society: the way people interact, communicate, earn money and spend it.

All these changes are having an impact on education. People are talking about 'the new learning', but what does that mean precisely?The purpose of education is to prepare people as well as possible for an advanced course of study, a job and a place in society.

ICT makes it possible to tailor education to the individual pupil. We can track each pupil's progress and determine whether he or she is keeping up or falling behind and which parts of the programme he or she has or has not yet completed.

The way we teach and coach pupils is changing, but so is the subject matter. Increasingly, pupils are required to steer their own learning processes and to learn independently. The teaching-learning process is geared to demand rather than supply. Pupils themselves search for answers to questions, even if these questions are ones given them by their teacher, who guides the learning process in this manner.

The way the pupil finds the answer is as important as the answer itself. In this way, pupils not only learn what the capital of Bulgaria is, but also how they can find out. Children learn to learn, and that is the best preparation for lifelong learning. Kennisnet is an important tool for 'the new learning', because it gives everyone involved in education the opportunity to use ICT.

Remarkable. Children are given an opportunity to find out, in Kennisnet and on Wikipedia, where the capital of Bulgaria is, while, at the same time, they will be able to follow whatever junk reporting, calculated disinformation, spoof additions, subliminal advertising Wikipedia may be featuring on that day.  Or, ideally, they'll consume as 'encyclopedic truth'  a 'final version' of an entry determined by the Wikipedian 'wisdom of crowds' to be 'good enough' to be locked up and kept 'stable'. Capital. "Opportunity for everyone" meaning the opportunity to consume junk - and it makes little difference whether the junk is served up by advertisers, civil servants in pursuit of job security, or volunteer acolytes of a 'freedom' cult.

As Rosemary Righter noted in her December 9, 2005 article in Times Online (see Appendix 5):

The logo of Wikipedia, the online “free encyclopedia” visited daily by millions of students who innocently imagine that what they are getting is reliable factual information, is a globe composed of jigsaw pieces decorated with letters from many alphabets. Just above the omega, at the point where, on human heads, they used to perform frontal lobotomies, bits of the jigsaw are missing.

To put it another way, the next best thing to a lobotomy is 'learning' from Wikipedia.

Corporate support for the 'charitable goals' of Wikimedia in Asia.

Press Release - April 7, 2005:

The Wikimedia Foundation and Yahoo! announced today that they have reached an agreement by which Yahoo will provide hosting capacity to Wikimedia. Yahoo will dedicate a significant number of servers in one of its Asian facilities for hosting Wikimedia's free content websites. Jimmy Wales, CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, says that this generous donation will be of particular benefit to the vibrant and growing community of Wikipedia users in that part of the world.

Yahoo!'s donation is a gesture of support for the charitable goals of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Deprived of their self-respect by the plagues of various maoisms, Khmer Rouges and other species of maniacal politicos and nationalisms, the laboring masses of Asia are now prime targets to be made into consumers of the mentally-challenged content of Wikipedia, locked into a perpetual state of mindless screen-gazing, hostages of the virtual gadget and the goal of 1-click empowerment. The promotion of this addiction is now fostered as a 'charitable goal'. The new Great Gutural Revolution shall be achieved with the help of so many yahoos.

The John and Frances Beck Foundation
Support for Wikijunior project, more wacko pediaphilia to foster the formation of docile and infantilized kids being force-fed the Walesian pablum.

About the Grant - October 2005:

The John and Frances Beck Foundation had approached the Wikimedia Foundation, inquiring whether the latter would be able to use its resources to develop educational material for a younger audience. Wikimedia responded that they would be interested in such a project, and that its materials can be adapted for children. A proposal was sent, and Wikimedia received from the Beck Foundation a $10,000 grant to develop a Wikijunior project (short encyclopedia-style children's books on specific subjects). The current plan is to create content for 48-page print books on Geography, Animals, and Astronomy.

Readers of the Techno-Cult of Ignorance will be amused to learn that among those leading the evangelistic charge to create and promote the Wikijunior 'encyclopedia-style' books that will 'change the world' is none other than the terminally dyslexic Theresa Knott.
Wikimedia Foundation about the Wikijunior project:
The Print Project
The idea behind Wikijunior is to produce a series of full-color glossy booklets (48 pp.; 8 x 11) for a young audience (ages 8-11) on a variety of topics that interest kids. [...] These booklets will be richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, sketches, and original drawings. They should be appealing to kids, and the writing should be light and friendly. The texts will also follow a format, so that each article, while different, will also have certain common features, so that kids can flip through the different articles and find the themes that are of especial interest to them. This can be achieved by replacing standard Wikipedia headers with questions. (e.g., Where do lions/giraffes/elephants live?)

What feel-good crap!  Where do elephants and giraffes live?  But in reservations and zoos, dear totality of kids, and in the virtual reality of computer modellers! In the safari vacation room.  In the futures market for their survival, or for ideas in 'free energy'.  And then insularity, secretion, mental detention, producing dirty new little secrets with still more rules - all 'glossy', 'light', 'richly illustrated', 'friendly'; all for the protection of children (yes, it is either the protection of children or the war on terrorism, slogans always, never an innovative solution, only ways of recycling the old, a veritable regimented retardation).

The Online Project
Wikijunior will also have an extensive online component. Like any Wiki project, they will be developed online, and the community will create, edit, and verify the content.

There will, however, be certain basic differences.

1. All content must be verified. Sources should be given in the talk page for any additions made to the text.
'Verified' as in referenced to which Wikipedia entry it comes from... 
2. Uniform spelling will be adopted. This can be either British or American, but it is unfair to confuse kids. Editions might be made in British and American versions, if necessary.

But why bother with spelling at all? A krok of shot isa krook isa croque. Spelling should never get in the way of a Wikipedia editor, and wikichildren need to be inured, not sensitized, to lousy spelling - no age is too young.

3. There will be NO POV warring, and the content, for the most part, will not be conducive to POV warring. Nor will there be any material that qualified educators deem inappropriate for children of that age. In other words, even if we do something on human reproduction, it will be done tastefully, without any references to specifics of the exterior process of intercourse.

And so, while Wales sells porn on the side, when he peddles 'junior knowledge' to the Beck Foundation he crunches it into 'tasteful' caca designed to pass the jesuitical inspection of "qualified educators".  Well, there's always storks...  Apalling, what visceral obscurantism pervades these wiki efforts. Skip point #4, for the best comes after it:

5. The website that is accessible to kids will not be identical to the website accessible to contributors. That will avoid having kids who are just trying to do their homework get caught up in flame wars, personal attacks, and other assorted nonsense (you know exactly what I mean).

An "I" pops up! A neo-stalinist, neo-monolithic "I", filled with a passion for the wholesale dispensation of free information for the consumption of a new era of cadres - cadres more stupid and superficial than those they replace; perfect wikijuniors as the true inheritors of the earth, the new wackos whose only mission will be their own perpetuation and the perpetuation of their collective dementia. (By the way, how come they need to make a separate sanitized website for these juniors, when Bimbo Wales just assured us in his Personal Appeal that Wikipedia is "a radical strike at the assumption that the Internet has to be a place of hostile debate and flame wars"?) And these junior cadres will be recruited there where material poverty makes children all the more vulnerable to brainwashing.  Now that the Indian cultures have been destroyed, let's go after the favelas and the Mato Grosso, let's empower them as wikikids:

Our plan calls for these books to be distributed worldwide. A token fee may be requested, based on where they are being distributed, i.e., the fee in Uzbekistan will not be the same as the fee in London. Prices should be affordable to kids, not to their parents.

Wikijunior will be written in English at first, since the grant is for English-language version. However, we strongly encourage translation into other languages. Highest priority will be given to Latin American Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic, because of other potential grant opportunities. Special consideration will be given to information that will be of value or interest to children in developing countries, since that is a primary target for this project.

And should any of the wikikids grow bored to death with the Wikipedian regime of infantilization, they can read, or rather be read to, all about attention deficit disorder, right on Wikipedia - and learn how the boredom might in fact be the fault of their parents, who perhaps provided them with deficient genes, or smoked during pregnancy, or fed them too much milk.   But not to worry. There's Wikipedia help here too: there are "medications, behavior-changing therapies, and educational interventions (more Wikipedia?)" to help with all this. And there's Methylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine, Methamphetamine, Atomoxetine (which Wikipedia kindly advises is sold by Eli Lilly and Company as Strattera), Benzphetamine, Cylert/Pemoline, Clonidine etc.   Wikipedia even tells us the correct dosages for each. There's no reason any more why every child can't be a happy child while pursuing its Wikipedian educational journey, even in the favelas.

It is all well, now that there is no danger of any more Zapatas returning. It is all good karma, a form of unconscious socialism promoted by cybercapitalism:

About the Beck Foundation and Good Karma:
The purpose of the Beck Foundation is to initiate and support projects that effectively promote literacy and learning among children youth, and adults. To accomplish this purpose, the Foundation provides financial assistance to registered not for profit cultural, educational, religious institutions, and individuals who use the Educational Practices Booklets of the International Bureau of Education for teacher training and for those who provide free downloadable reading material.

We are interested in exploring projects that are capable of efficiently reaching thousands of school age children and their teachers through the use of technology and non-traditional learning settings

Feed Your Mind with Good Karma Literacy Organization
The mission of Good Karma is to advance the literacy skills of students around the world. Good Karma's central project is developing a robust literacy portal titled This ever-expanding web site features thousands of links to valuable online resources focusing on quality reading materials and educational exprtise. Good Karma's hope is that these links will provide students, teachers, tutors, homeschools and parents with a powerful educational tool to boost reading proficiency. has been made possible in large part by donations and inspiration provided by the Beck Foundation.


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