Politics January 2006
1/30/2006 Politics / Freedom. Excessive force caught on video
Spin ticks me off. Watch this video, (hurry, before they take it down) then go back and read this statement:
"Some witnesses say excessive force may have been used when police arrested the 33-year-old suspect." - ksdk
Yeah, uh, beating a guy with a baton and kicking him while he is already down "may" be excessive force. Gee. I'm not sure. If you raise your arms to shield against repeated punches and try to move to avoid repeated kicks, I guess you'd be considered to be resisting arrest, so they could beat you more. Well, you were resisting.
If you watch the video, you are a witness. As a witness, I say these particular officers need new jobs, starting today. They were hyped up from the chase and in a glorious moment of animal behavior they enjoyed a nice little gang beating ... until the realized the camera was catching everything. Power often corrupts.
1/30/2006 Politics. Patriot Act Amendment: Political Protest = jail and felony charges.
"... new provision tucked into the Patriot Act bill now before Congress would allow authorities to haul demonstrators at any "special event of national significance" away to jail on felony charges if they are caught breaching a security perimeter. " - fauxnews
Disagree and you will be thrown in jail?! Arlen Specter swore an oath to protect the constitution. With this amendment he violates that oath. Courts have upheld that the government "may not discriminate on the basis of content or viewpoint in according access" to a public forum. I'd say throwing someone in jail for peaceful demonstration goes a bit beyond "discrimination", wouldn't you? What is happening to my country!? Arlen's cancer seems to have eaten into his brain. Time for him to step down.
1/30/2006 Politics. Rumsfeld's Roadmap to Propaganda
"Secret Pentagon "roadmap" calls for "boundaries" between "information operations" abroad and at home but provides no actual limits as long as US doesn't "target" Americans". The military defines PSYOP generally as "planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals." - gw
Our military industrial complex spreads ideas in other countries to further the war effort. Americans end up hearing and spreading false information as a result. Informed citizens should know this. Proof here.
1/25/2006 Politics. My friend's peachy socks.
After I saw her socks, I knew we'd be friends.
1/23/2006 Politics / Human Rights. Total control of everyone everywhere all the time.
Summary: They want to make it a crime to know about their crimes.
Bushzilla Inc. wants complete power to openly spy on Americans (which it has been doing for years in secret). This current crop of criminals is unique, however, because they have created a perpetual invisible enemy to justify taking complete control. With the control they've already grabbed they started two wars and have secretly set up a network which sends men, women and even children to foreign countries to be raped and tortured. They call waterboarding a "simulated drowning", but a human being recently suffocated and died who was treated in this way (among others). So it goes when any humans get unchecked power. It will get much worse.
Exhibit B: "... President Bush could go to Congress to seek more specific authority to listen in on U.S. citizens who are suspected of entanglement with terrorists..." - Time
Or "suspected entanglement" with the political truth that they are election-stealing war-profiteers who quietly abduct, imprison, torture and murder civilians (including burning people alive with US chemical weapons) as they conspire to make billions? These crooks are a new breed. They now want to make it a crime to know about their crimes. That's what this spying on Americans will be ultimately about. They are nervous because too many of them are getting caught. I just read that the rape and torture by US forces included women and children at Abu Ghraib! That makes me very sad and angry. Congress was shown the photos. NOW I understand the comment about "pornography" by a certain Senator who walked out during the viewing of 100's of unseen photos and videos. Oh, "it's just a few bad eggs", not a widespread problem. Right. Sure it is. We must have the will to change. Bring our kids home. Flush the evil bastards who set them up in this bad situation. Work on safe new forms of energy. Return to the business of peace.
1/20/2006 Crime / Politics. 4.5 Years of Arson, Vandalism by Ecoterrorists
Are the fires we are seeing this January in several states non-reported terrorism? A story ran today which said arsonists who acted years ago are just now being charged. If you are out in the woods and you find something like a milk carton with a timer, run away. There are also some crazy killer arsonists on the loose in North Sacramento according to this recent story.
"Using improvised incendiary devices made from milk jugs, petroleum products and homemade timers, they carried out attacks between 1996 and 2001, the indictment alleged. Targets included U.S. Forest Service ranger stations, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wild horse facilities, lumber companies, meat processing companies, a ski area and the power line, the indictment said." - cnn
1/20/2006 Politics / Paranoia / Technology / Privacy. Feds demand Google search records
People will be screwed if the Bush mob obtains those records and then uses them determine who is on to their criminal acts. They could then capture those "in the know" and hold them indefinitely in secret prisons, torturing them for entertainment. Yahoo, which has already turned over records about its searches, is hereforward declared to be evil. Don't go there. Once again, corrupt people in power are attempting to find ways to make it a crime for others to know about their crimes.
" The internet search engine giant Google is resisting a White House subpoena to hand over the records of the searches internet users are asking it to perform. ... The request was first made last summer, but when California-based Google refused to comply, the US attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, lodged papers with a federal judge in San Jose to enforce the order. ... Ashok Ramani, Google's lawyer, replied in a letter to the White House that the internet powerhouse- whose corporate motto is "Don't be evil" - would not hand over its records. "Google's acceding to the request would suggest that it is willing to reveal information about those who use its services. This is not a perception that Google can accept." - allhnews
1/5/2006 Politics. Israel's Sharon in deep coma
I take no sides in the Middle East conflict. Both sides have been bent needlessly and disastrously for centuries upon revenge. Violent acts there are steeped in bigotry, hate and religious dogma. My view is that Ariel Sharon's choices from the start have been sick and wrong. Brutal retribution leads only to more hate and violence, to years of senseless suffering. Perhaps now some healing can start.
"October 1953, and the young army officer was summoned by David Ben-Gurion, Israel's then prime minister. Lieutenant Sharon had just commanded a raid against a West Bank village called Qibya, a reprisal for the murder of an Israeli woman and two children. Uproar had broken out after his men dynamited 45 houses and killed 67 Palestinian men, women and children, many of them buried under the rubble.
The operation bore the hallmarks of a distinctive and brutal style. Qibya was one of many bloody episodes in Sharon's lifelong war with the Arabs." -guarduk
1/4/2006 Politics. Letterman to O'Reilly: 60% of what you say is crap.
See this for more of that view.
1/20/2006 Politics / Strange Happenings. Bin Laden Dead? Fakes releases continue?
If Bin Laden died around December 14, 2001 then all tapes and videos after that date are fakes. What about the latest release? It seems almost designed to give certain radio talk shows fuel to call anti-war believers terrorist sympathizers.
Last night I heard them do just that. Several city councils who have called for the impeachment of Bush were called terrorist sympathizers. ( BTW, any person or group so accused should sue for defamation of character. ) The recent Bin Laden tape was used as proof.
Get some logic skills people. If a murderer and a girlscout both hate the same rabid police dog, the girlscout is not by definition a murder sympathizer. Holy bejeezus! Are people really that dumb?
Imagine that he's dead and they know it. Doesn't that make headlines like "Bin Laden trying to silence rumours of death" pure evil and insidious? Remember when the propaganda machine slammed the Dems for saying Bush wasn't interested in getting Bin Laden?
Here is the Bush quote again regarding Bin Laden on March 13, 2002, "I truly am not that concerned about him." Why be concerned if he died three months prior at the time of the statement? Ever since I saw the video where a short nosed right handed Osama claimed responsibility for 9/11, and then his nose grew back for a later video, I've thought we are having our chain yanked. The whole 9/11 thing may not be what it seems.
If the porportions of the plane in the model below are correct, then how can a person believe the Pentagon was hit as claimed?
This one is freaky. How could this much of the wall be so intact after being hit by a massive 757 jet? Where's the jet?
1/13/2006 Politics. What's next? and Spy stuff.
On January 31st, George Bush will deliver his State of the Union address. One wonders if there are plans in the works to have some big event to rally the troops. Will he mention the Sharon's exit from the middle east? A new war with Iran? Bird flu? Some worry that Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government and that he plans to Criminalize Protesters Under Patriot Act. The important thing is that we not give complete power to any person or group. All humans are corruptable so we must keep checks and balances. We don't want a US where people vanish due to political beliefs.
Spy stuff: Is it true that Bush Authorized Domestic Spying before 9/11? Was the disabling of the NSA web site today related to the recent Bush spying on Americans scandal? Once when I was visting a crop circle in California, I drove up to the gates of a nearby military base and then turned around. I wonder if I got put into JPEN then. From what I read today, it seems NSA spy info (what some Americans say on the phone?) could get out to all DoD persons in a quickly searchable Internet form with JPEN. Trippy. Pretty neat actually, if you ignore that it could be abused. I'd like to be able to do a Google search of everything I've ever said on the phone. That would be interesting.
1/13/2006 Politics. Secret propaganda program hitting my msg board?
For a while now I've been getting short messages on my message board from the same person with an Infini Corp email address that simply says "Good Service". Why is the same person posting the same thing so may times? Seems like it might be an automated message, perhaps a way to tag certain boards for future action? It may mean the board was examined and passed by some monitoring group. Perhaps it is related to operation Cablesplice? Probably not. I have a pretty vivid imagination (hehe) ... but it is an interesting thought.
"One means ... is the simple expedient of overloading their bulletin boards. A single operator with one computer can set a program in motion that will send out thousands of messages. The sheer volume of such messages is more then the content. Most people will give up rather then read through hundreds and thousands of messages."
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