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Wallet is a software, containing private keys, that interact with the PKI (Private Key Infrastructure).

"Wonkette, the gossip blog that refuses to die. Wonkette is Bush-era liberalism frozen in amber, motionless and immortal, forced to passively observe a changing world until the end of time."
  • Take satire, remove discernment, add the editorial sarcasm of a professional left-liberal gossip with partisan mockery designed to evade the risk of genuinely speaking truth to power while looking like irreverently doing so.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
  • Submitted by: wonkette.com

    Will Self

    W Somerset Maugham
    It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
    Submitted by: English Writer (1874-1965)

    W Somerset Maugham (1)
    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
    Submitted by: English Writer (1874-1965)

    W. B. Yeats

    W. Lance Bennett
    Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution.

    Wallet (Multi signature)

    A multi signature wallet needs more than one private key signature for generating a valid transaction. Multi signature wallet can be shared by multiple actors while it’s not necessary that they all will participate in every transaction.

    Walter Bagehot

    Walter Bagehot (3-Feb-1826 to 24-Mar-1877) was a British journalist, businessman, and essayist, who wrote extensively about government, economics, literature and race. He is known for co-founding the National Review in 1855, and for his works The English Constitution and Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market (1873).

    Submitted by: 1826-1877

    Walter Bagehot (1)
    Persecution in intellectual countries produces a superficial conformity, but also underneath an intense, incessant, implacable doubt.
    Submitted by: English Writer (1826-1877)

    Walter Bagehot (2)
    Life is a school of probability.
    Submitted by: English Writer (1826-1877)

    Walter Bagehot
    The English Constitution (1873)
    Submitted by: Politics

    Walter Lippmann
    The news of the days it reaches the newspaper office is an incredible medley of fact, propaganda, rumour, suspicion, clues, hopes, and fears, and the task of selecting and ordering that news is one of the truly sacred and priestly offices in a democracy. For the newspaper is in all literalness the bible of democracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct.

    Ward Churchill
    The American people are free to do exactly what they are told.

    Web Assembly (WASM)

    WASM is a binary instruction format that is generated for a virtual machine, created to be implemented by all web browsers. Web Assembly enables developers to add all the functionalities that can not be added by the JavaScript or HTML code.

    Wendell Phillips
    No free people can lose their liberties while they are jealous of liberty. But the liberties of the freest people are in danger when they set up symbols of liberty as fetishes, worshipping the symbol instead of the principle it represents.

    What are the true root motives of the US Conservative movement?

    It's important to understand the motives of a Conservative movement versus what are the tools a Conservative movement may be using to get to where they want to be. Solely on root motivations, some will say: Conservatives at the very top, they're racist, they're anti black, they're anti semitic. They want an all white world And so that's what the objective is. And a current tool they happen to be using is voter suppression. Motivated by racism. Not wanting to raise the minimum wage, motivated by racism. Everything in American Conservative ideology is motivated by racism. And there's another camp that will say: We live in an oligarchy, people are very driven to protect elite financial interests. And since the dawn of America, race has been weaponized. It's an underclass signifier even when it's no longer a cheap economic engine (slavery, etc). To protect and perpetuate elite power, we will exploit factions that emerge along racial lines, we will create and teach people to Balkanize themselves in these ways and others. All in order to prevent them from noticing (and resisting) the ways that they're being exploited economically.

    What’s Gone Wrong in the Fight Against Vaccine Nationalism?
    Submitted by: nakedcapitalism.com

    White Ethnic Bigotry
    While ethnic bigotry has been around for millennia and probably affects every known human community to some degree, the invention, or at least codification, of ‘race’ was an eighteenth and nineteenth century pan-Euro-American project, in which British intellectuals played a central role. Britain also had a pioneering role in making white supremacy a temporary political reality via its racialised global empire, yet to publicly discuss racism, much less have the gall to accurately name white supremacy as a strong current in Britain’s history, is to be greeted with odium by some who claim to study that history, but it seems would rather be left to uncritically celebrate it in peace.
    Submitted by: UK

    Whitney Webb: The Ride of the Biosecurity State on Rokfin
    Submitted by: Whitney Webb | rokfin.com

    "Citizen supported journalism."
  • Soft left-liberal mostly anodyne reportage from the stories occupying mainstream media ephemera.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
  • Submitted by: whowhatwhy.org

    Wikileaks: The Spy Files (1-Dec-2011, 8-Dec-2011, 4-Sept-2013, 15-Sept-2014)

    Wilhelm Reich
    When social cooperation is disrupted, state power is always strengthened.

    William Blum
    Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.

    William Blake

    William Casey [CIA Director] (1)
    We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.
    Submitted by: American Spy

    William Colby
    The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.
    Submitted by: American Spy

    William Faulkner
    Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.
    Submitted by: American Writer

    William Faulkner

    William Gibson
    The future is always here already. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
    Submitted by: American-Canadian Writer

    William Gibson

    William Makepeace Thackeray

    William S Burroughs
    Why do I always parody? Neither in life nor in writing can I achieve complete sincerity.
    Submitted by: American Writer

    William Shakespeare
    The love of wicked men converts to fear; That fear to hate, and hate turns one or both To worthy danger and deserved death.
    Submitted by: English Playwright (1564-1616)

    William Shakespeare (2)
    There are those contentious and disorderly people, who engage in useless speculation and deceptive talk, and focus on divisive points of dispute... All things are good to the pure of heart, but to these corrupt and disbelieving controversialists nothing can be good, since both their minds and and their hearts are corrupted. They may say that they know God, but by their actions they deny Him, being corrupt and disobedient, and of no use for any good purpose. (Titus 1:10, 15-16)
    Submitted by: English Playwright (1564-1616)

    William Wilberforce
    You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.

    Winston Churchill (1)
    After a time, civil servants tend to become no longer servants and no longer civil.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Winston Churchill (2)
    In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Winston Churchill (3)
    This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Winston Churchill (4)
    Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Winston Churchill (5)
    Everyone is in favour of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Winston Churchill (6)
    A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Winston Churchill (7)
    Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.
    Submitted by: English Statesman (1874-1965)

    Woodrow Wilson
    To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fibre of national life.
    Submitted by: American President

    World Bank Report on Seguro Popular: Health Coverage For All in Mexico
    Submitted by: worldbank.org

    World Economic Forum
    The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

    The Forum is chaired by Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab and guided by a Board of Trustees - "exceptional individuals who act as guardians of its mission and values, and oversee the Forum’s work in promoting true global citizenship". WEF is plutocracy stakeholder capitalism to the max. Confident, influential, effective and - of course - cursed with sociopath myopia. Que sera sera.

    Submitted by: stakeholder capitalism

    Wyndham Lewis (1)
    All orthodox opinion – that is, today, revolutionary opinion either of the pure or impure variety – is anti-man.
    Submitted by: English Writer (1882-1957)

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    “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers…"