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The New Totalitarianism of Surveillance Technology
A software engineer in my Facebook community wrote recently about his outrage that when he visited Disneyland, and went on a ride, the theme park offered him the photo of himself and his girlfriend to buy – with his credit card information already linked to it. He noted that he had never entered his name or information into anything at the theme park, or indicated that he wanted a photo, or alerted the humans at the ride to who he and his girlfriend were – so, he said, based on his professional experience, the system had to be using facial recognition technology. He had never signed an agreement allowing them to do so, and he declared that this use was illegal.
Wimpish In America
Only a country can create currency for its people as stipulated in its constitution unless the peoples’ representatives have given that right to private banks that are based on profit and usury; that is the case in the United States when the Congress created the Federal Reserve System in 1913. In effect Congress gave the American citizens rights and their tax dollars to those who borrow from the Federal Reserve while these private bankers make enormous profits through interest (usury) and the issuance of money they do not hold in reserve for which they charge interest, all backed by the taxes of the people of America. Thus are the people of the United States and their children held hostage to a corrupt system.
Festive Psychological Torture In Gaza
I’ve been back in Gaza 4 days now and now hear the familiar roar of a Zionist warplane over Deir al Balah where I live. I was wondering where they were, knew they hadn’t gone away. Now, with the passing war-roar, things seem sickeningly normal here.
You Say You Want A Revolution of Values?
War engages me because of its unique relationship to morality. Killing is a long-standing taboo. Killing is often if not always the worst thing that can be done to someone. But killing on a larger scale, organizing numerous people to kill numerous other people is often treated very differently. When a government kills its own people, that's generally considered an outrage. But when a government kills another nation's people, that's not always viewed as a moral problem.
Washington Eyes Iran Proxy War through Israel
Strangely, western and Israeli media aggrandize the military prowess of Israel to the skies and underestimate that of Iran. Playing on a paradoxical plane, the US-led psyops against Iran are geared towards inflating the Iranian nuclear threat and manufacturing a nuclear illusion over Iran while the same authors of anti-Iran plots relegate the country's military might to such a pitiful minimum that Iran will eventually have no choice but to buckle under the military might of the Zionist regime.
Insight: At Guantanamo tribunals, don't mention the "T" word
Prosecutors say every utterance of the alleged al Qaeda murderers, and what their lawyers in turn pass on to the court, must be strictly monitored precisely because of the defendants' intimate personal knowledge of highly classified CIA interrogation methods they endured in the agency's clandestine overseas prisons.
UN Investigator to US: End 'Conspiracy of Silence' on Drone Strikes
The secrecy surrounding the U.S. use of drone attacks must end, and each drone strike carried out by the U.S. should be independently investigated, London barrister and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism Ben Emmerson said Sunday.
US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent
The Government Can Track You by Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant
Should police and the government be able to track you by your cell phone GPS without obtaining a search warrant? A federal appeals court appears to believe so, and recently ruled that tracking suspected criminals by their cell phones is similar to tailing their car or tracking their scent with police dogs.
Romney's Race-Based Initiative
The GOP presidential candidate's latest line of attacks against the president plays on stereotypes about the social-safety net.
Akin Unmasks the Pro-Life Movement
The myth that women can't get pregnant from rape stems from basic assumptions anti-choicers make about women.
How Russia transformed Pussy Riot into international cause célèbre (+video)
Few people took much note of Russia's Pussy Riot punk band before it was put on trial for blasphemy. Now even Putin supporters are sympathizing with the young women.
DHS Documents Show Big Sis Spying On Infowars!
Alex Jones reports on DHS spying documents
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