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September 2, 2014
The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

spooky-froll:

endtheterrorwar:

spooky-froll:

endtheterrorwar:

spooky-froll:

icymirss: -

My arrest should come any day now!

Fun fact: If you enter the tag “endtheterrorwar" on Facebook - the search actually comes up empty, despite my regular use of it.

It’d be pretty hilarious that they’d use that tag as an identifier for so-called "terrorist" activity online (It’s also on Twitter). I’m more about minding my own damned business then activity seeking to harm others, with or without political motivation.

That’s because you have to be stopped, you extreme menace you. :-P

Yes, fear me as I plot..nothing..against nobody. :p

You plan to resurrect the Devil Gundam to rule over us all! That’s is not nothing! You have been exposed!

I’ve been found out, oh no!! 

Truth be told, I actually liked Shining just fine. 

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September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014
The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

spooky-froll:

endtheterrorwar:

spooky-froll:

icymirss: -

My arrest should come any day now!

Fun fact: If you enter the tag “endtheterrorwar" on Facebook - the search actually comes up empty, despite my regular use of it.

It’d be pretty hilarious that they’d use that tag as an identifier for so-called "terrorist" activity online (It’s also on Twitter). I’m more about minding my own damned business then activity seeking to harm others, with or without political motivation.

That’s because you have to be stopped, you extreme menace you. :-P

Yes, fear me as I plot..nothing..against nobody. :p

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September 2, 2014
"If the purpose is to stop terrorism, even the supporters of the bombing say it won’t work; if the purpose is to gain respect for the United States, the result is the opposite: all over the world there is anger and indignation at Reagan’s mindless, pointless, soulless violence."

Howard Zinn, Terrorism over Tripoli - 1993.

NATO bombs Tripoli - May 23, 2011.

September 2, 2014
Terrorism over Tripoli by Howard Zinn

1993

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.” Thomas Jefferson wrote that in Notes from Virginia. Those words came to mind as I listened to the announcement from our government that it had bombed the city of Tripoli. We live in a world in which we are asked to make a moral choice between one kind of terrorism and another. The government, the press, the politicians, are trying to convince us that Ronald Reagan’s terrorism is morally superior to Muammar Khadafi’s terrorism. 

Of course, we don’t call our actions that, but if terrorism is the deliberate killing of innocent people to make a political point, then our bombing a crowded city in Libya fits the definition as well as the bombing - by whoever did it - of a crowded discotheque in Berlin. Perhaps the word deliberate shows the difference: when you plant a bomb in a discotheque, the death of bystanders is deliberate; when you drop bombs on a city, it is accidental. We can ease our conscience that way, but only by Iying to ourselves. Because, when you bomb a city from the air, you know, absolutely know, that innocent people will die. That’s why Defense Secretary Weinberger, reaching for morality (his reach will never be long enough, given where he stands) talked of the air raid being organized in such a way as to “minimize" civilian casualties. That meant there would inevitably be civilian casualties, and Weinberger, Schultz and Reagan were willing to have that happen, to make their point, as the discotheque terrorists were willing to have that happen, to make theirs.

In this case, the word "minimize" meant only about a hundred dead (the estimate of foreign diplomats in Tripoli), including infants and children, an eighteen-year old college girl home for a visit, an unknown number of elderly people. None of these were terrorists, just as none of the people in the discotheque were responsible for whatever grievances are felt by Libyans or Palestinians. Even if we assume that Khadafi was behind the discotheque bombing (and there is no evidence for this), and Reagan behind the Tripoli bombing (the evidence for this is absolute), then both are terrorists, but Reagan is capable of killing far more people than Khadafi. And he has. Reagan, and Weinberger, and Secretary of State Schultz, and their admirers in the press and in Congress are congratulating themselves that the world’s most heavily-armed nation can bomb with impunity (only two U.S. fliers dead, a small price to pay for psychic satisfaction) a fourth rate nation like Libya.

Modern technology has outdistanced the Bible. An eye for an eye has become a hundred eyes for an eye, a hundred babies for a baby. The tough-guy columnists and anonymous editorial writers (there were a few courageous exceptions) who defended this, tried to wrap their moral nakedness in the American flag. But it dishonors the flag to wave it proudly over the killing of a college student, or a child sleeping in a crib. There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable. If the purpose is to stop terrorism, even the supporters of the bombing say it won’t work; if the purpose is to gain respect for the United States, the result is the opposite: all over the world there is anger and indignation at Reagan’s mindless, pointless, soulless violence. We have had presidents just as violent. We have rarely had one so full of hypocritical pieties about “the right to life.” In this endless exchange of terrorist acts, each side claims it is “retaliating.” We bombed Tripoli to retaliate for the discotheque. The discotheque may have been bombed to retaliate for our killing 35 Libyan seamen who were on a patrol boat in the Gulf of Sidra - in international waters, just as we were.

We were in the Gulf of Sidra supposedly to show Libya it must not engage in terrorism. And Libya says - indeed it is telling the truth in this instance - that the United States is an old hand at terrorism, having subsidized terrorist governments in Chile, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and right now subsidizing the terrorism of the contras against farmers, their wives and children, in Nicaragua. Does a Western democracy have a better right to kill innocent people than a Middle Eastern dictatorship? Even if we were a perfect democracy that would not give us such a license. But the most cherished element of our democracy - the pluralism of dissenting voices, the marketplace of contending ideas - seems to disappear at a time like this, when the bombs fall, the flag waves, and everyone scurries, as Ted Kennedy did, to fall meekly behindour commander-in-chief.” We waited for moral leadership. But Gary Hart, John Kerry, Michael Dukakis and Tip O’Neill all muttered their support. No wonder the Democratic Party is in such pathetic shape. Where in national politics are the emulators of those two courageous voices at the time of the Gulf of Tonkin incident in Vietnam - Wayne Morse and Ernest Gruening - who alone in the Senate refused to go along withour commander-in-chief" in that first big military strike that launched the ten-year shame of Vietnam?

And where was our vaunted "free press"? After the bombing, a beaming Schultz held a press conference for a group of obsequious reporters in Washington who buttered him up, who licked at his flanks, who didn’t ask a single question about the morality of our action, about the civilians killed by our bombs in Tripoli. Where are the likes of I.F Stone, who did in his little newsletter for so many years what no big American daily would do - raise hard questions? Why did Anthony Lewis and Tom Wicker, who sometimes raise such questions - melt away? Terrorism now has two names, world-wide. One is Khadafi. One is Reagan. In fact, that is a gross simplification. If Khadafi were gone, if Reagan were gone, terrorism would continue - it is a very old weapon of fanatics, whether they operate from secret underground headquarters, or from ornate offices in the capitols of the superpowers. Too bad Khadafi’s infant daughter died, one columnist wrote. Too bad, he said, but that’s the game of war. Well, if that’s the game, then let’s get the hell out of it, because it is poisoning us morally, and not solving any problem. It is only continuing and escalating the endless cycle of retaliation which will one day, if we don’t kick our habits, kill us all. 

Let us hope that, even if this generation, its politicians, its reporters, its flag-wavers and fanatics, cannot change its ways, the children of the next generation will know better, having observed our stupidity. Perhaps they will understand that the violence running wild in the world cannot be stopped by more violence, that someone must say: we refuse to retaliate, the cycle of terrorism stops here.

September 2, 2014
The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

spooky-froll:

icymirss: -

My arrest should come any day now!

Fun fact: If you enter the tag “endtheterrorwar" on Facebook - the search actually comes up empty, despite my regular use of it.

It’d be pretty hilarious that they’d use that tag as an identifier for so-called "terrorist" activity online (It’s also on Twitter). I’m more about minding my own damned business then activity seeking to harm others, with or without political motivation.

September 2, 2014
The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

icymirss: It was confirmed earlier this month that the FBI shares its master watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, with at least 22 foreign governments, countless federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, plus private contractors. The watchlist tracks “known” and “suspected” terrorists and includes both foreigners and Americans. It’s also based on loose standards and secret evidence, which ensnares innocent people. Indeed, the standards are so low that the U.S. government’s guidelines specifically allow for a single, uncorroborated source of information - including a Facebook or Twitter post - to serve as the basis for placing you on its master watchlist.

September 2, 2014
Connect the dots

priceofliberty:

Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos

“You’ve got young enlisted guys, 18 to 22 years old,” Snowden said. “They’ve suddenly been thrust into a position of extraordinary responsibility where they now have access to all of your private records. In the course of their daily work they stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work in any sort of necessary sense. For example, an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising position. But they’re extremely attractive.”

Revealed: Hacked nude celebrity photos had been on ‘deep web’ black market for a WEEK - and there could be even more to come

The hacked nude photographs leaked online have been traded on the Internet for at least a week and could be just the tip of the iceberg of stolen celebrity pictures. Exchanged on the deep web black market and deviant message boards specializing in stolen ‘revenge porn’ photography, the compromising pictures have been used as a currency of sorts among perverted members of these forums. Indeed, in the aftermath of Sunday’s mass dumping of naked pictures, these boards have descended into anarchy and infighting, with a civil war erupting between those who leaked the pictures and those furious their sordid, secret game has been thrown into the public eye.

I’ve been telling you guys all day that there is more to this story than meets the eye. My initial theory was that this could have been a part of a deliberate attempt to assassinate the character of these celebrities as well as to galvanize the mainstream feminist movement to support heavy-handed internet regulations. However what is far more likely is that these leaks got out because it was inevitable. We can presume that at this very second, NSA employees are amassing goldmines of private porn taken from the government’s panopticon. Snowden confirmed that they share the nudes amongst themselves, so why wouldn’t they be shared with other people on the deep web? Imagine being one of these perverts, offering a precious nude to someone like Perez Hilton for precious bitcoin. Who else but someone with unfettered access could have perused Apple’s unsecured iCloud?

September 2, 2014
CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

theglobalelite:

Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society.

Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.

The intention is there, in the record.

A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program.

The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,” dated 5 May…

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September 2, 2014

pastel-gizibe:

forcoloredgirlswhodgaf:

cultureunseen:

Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman? No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days? (Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/cut-on-camera-cop-slices-off-young-mothers-artificial-hair

I get angrier and angrier everyday when I see things like this.

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September 2, 2014
BREAKING: Police Department Fires Cop Who Called Ferguson Protestors 'Rabid Dogs' [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]

thepoliticalfreakshow:

h/t Mediaite

Source: Ahiza Garcia for Talking Points Memo

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September 2, 2014

feminally:

yourscientistfriend:

Labor Day 2014
In Ferguson
Credit to the young man that I listed above.

Labor Day in Ferguson.

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September 2, 2014
I love Big Brother

priceofliberty:

oldthingsandnewthings:

priceofliberty:

oldthingsandnewthings:

priceofliberty:

"The FBI is investigating the leaks"

You guys realize that 9 times out of 10 the FBI is stopping its own plots?

Got numbers on that chief?

Are there so few actual Terrorists that the FBI has to recruit them into manufactured attacks? — September 2011

FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots — September 2012

NYT — Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. — April, 2012

FBI ‘Stops’ Yet Another Of Its Own Terrorist Threats — February, 2013

Or you can try this, this, this, this…or how about the time when the FBI claimed to have thwarted their own car bomb … or that time the FBI infiltrated the OWS movement and pushed people to want to commit violent acts of destruction

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What makes you certain that’s statistically significant?

You’re right, let’s not focus on the identity of the hacker or the flawed Apple security or how it correlates to the on-going public “discussion” over online privacy and surveillance. It’s just not possible that a government insider would do something so outrageous, there is just no evidence to back up that sort of behavior. After all, it’s not like NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos all the time or like the photos had been on ‘deep web’ black market for a week before they were released.

It’s just not plausible to imagine that government employees are amassing goldmines of private porn taken from the State’s panopticon. I mean, just because they share them amongst themselves, like..why would they be assholes and leak them to the public? What state-sanctioned pervert is going to go around offering a precious nude to someone like Perez Hilton for precious bitcoin? There is just no statistical likelihood for something like that to occur. It’s much more likely that one lone hacker managed to breach Apple’s impenetrable iCloud security all on his own and for no reason but to leak the nudes of these poor, poor celebrities. To think the government would do something as morally bereft as tampering with private computer files! How absurd

September 2, 2014

priceofliberty:

oldthingsandnewthings:

priceofliberty:

The FBI is investigating the leaks

You guys realize that 9 times out of 10 the FBI is stopping its own plots?

Got numbers on that chief?

Are there so few actual Terrorists that the FBI has to recruit them into manufactured attacks? - September 2011

FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots - September 2012

NYT - Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. - April, 2012

FBI ‘Stops’ Yet Another Of Its Own Terrorist Threats - February, 2013

Or you can try this, this, this, this..or how about the time when the FBI claimed to have thwarted their own car bomb..or that time the FBI infiltrated the OWS movement and pushed people to want to commit violent acts of destruction

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FBI allowed 93’ WTC bombings to happen - October 28, 1993.

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September 2, 2014

theglobalelite: A year before the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, J.P. Morgan, the Rothschild lieutenant bankster said it himself. Having no gold means debt slave.

Source (pdf): Testimony of J.P Morgan, The justification of Wall Street - December 18-19, 1912.

theglobaleliteA year before the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, J.P. Morgan, the Rothschild lieutenant bankster said it himself. Having no gold means debt slave.

Source (pdf): Testimony of J.P Morgan, The justification of Wall Street - December 18-19, 1912.

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