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2012-09-09 12:06:36 AM
5 votes:
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2012-09-09 06:23:13 AM
3 votes:
The history of mans behavior is key to understanding its future.

Once a power to manipulate and control people is available (just available, thats all thats needed) man will devise a way to to separate those with access and power from those that do not. What happens next to those cast out is the string of horrors throughout history.

Go ahead and argue the "but if they did nothing wrong, they have nothing to worry about" side. I dare you.
2012-09-09 12:36:25 AM
3 votes:

St_Francis_P: Is there some sinister implication here I'm unaware of?


SoothinglyDeranged: For the last time, paranoidmitter, nobody gives a flying fark about your boring ass.


Stop that! Clearly we must panic about software that has existed since the late 1980s in the private sectors and is being used now by the Government. This means we're one step away from everyone having to walk down the streets with the mark of the beast tattoo'd on their hand, and the Illuminati ID badges taped to their forehead!

This sinister plot can only be a product of the Rand Corporation, the Reverse Vampires, and the Saucer People.

We're through the looking glass on this one.
2012-09-09 06:21:55 AM
2 votes:

JerkyMeat: The U.S. government benefited the most by 911 in all aspects and with this fact and mountains of other facts that have been marginalized by most as "truther" nonsense, 911 was most likely planned by the powerful in the U.S. for this benefit. This rollout by the FBI is just another example of the benefit of the federal power grab "justified" by a so called terrorist attack.


beijingdaze.com

I always like it when truthers out themselves. The mental gymnastics they perform to link events to proof that the Government somehow conspired to cause or allow 9/11 to happen the way it did never ceases to amaze me, especially in the face of the overwhelming evidence from thousands of Scientists, Specialists, and Engineers, and numerous Government, and Nongovernmental agencies conducting investigations, in addition to confessions from the people who planned it.

You, on the other hand, seem to not know what a Correlation vs. Causation fallacy is.

You're not a clever pony. You're not even original by claiming this crap. All you are is the guy that everyone else points and laughs at. Look. I get it. You want to feel special and important. You want to feel like the wolf among sheeple. But the simple fact of the matter is that people do horrible things to other people for no reason than to hurt others and incite fear, and that's what happened here. There wasn't a cabal of Magic Illuminati holographic missiles. There wasn't some special, sooper-secret "nano-thermite" built into the towers 30 years before the attack so that they could be used in this matter.

No. These were 19 pissed off, inhuman monsters - mostly of the Saudi Arabian flavor - who decided to murder people in the best way they could.
2012-09-09 12:08:10 AM
2 votes:
The FBI, on the cutting edge of 1990s casino technology.
2012-09-08 07:46:17 PM
2 votes:
The FBI just spent a million dollars on Facebook?
2012-09-09 03:39:47 PM
1 votes:

SoothinglyDeranged: For the last time, paranoidmitter, nobody gives a flying fark about your boring ass.


right, nobody gives a fark about him, but people care about Harrison Ford and this stuff tracks him too... and it isn't the "gov't"... it is people that work for the gov't. Just ordinary people too stupid to work in the private sector, peppered in with people that are power hungry and above the law.

Just imagine Sheriff Joe's lacky who is a true believer (even more than the sheriff) has the ability to track anybody that they might want to just randomly arrest.

whenever there is something happening like this and someone tells you "nobody will abuse it" or "nobody cares about you" or "if you have nothing to hide..." you should immediately ask yourself, "Why can't i track my politicians the same way?" "why can't i track the police the same way?" i don't really care about any individual cop or local politician, do they have something to hide? aren't they more accountable to us than we are to them? we should be able to watch our politicians 24/7 long before they can do it to us.

i'ts kinda funny that i even have to say this stuff... it's like the constitution keeps the gov't in check enough that people just take for granted that they will always be in check, no matter how much power you give them. even though we know that isn't true, we see examples every day, and that is why it was written in the first place.
2012-09-09 08:55:55 AM
1 votes:

Acravius: We did start the ball rolling for 9/11/01. However it started in the 60's in Egypt, the 70's in Saudia Arabia, Iraq in the 80's, which then lead to even more amplification in Iran in the 80's, while we also intervened in Afghanistan to get rid of the Russians, which lead to the Taliban and the Pakistani's entrenchment of relations with groups like the Hakani Network. They kept trying in the 90's, and even scored two hits, ineffectually on the twin towers, but effectively with the bombs on the Cole and the Kobar Towers/Embassy.

The US's policies and our reckless abandon for interfering with everyone, set up the circumstances, that were then intercepted, passed through the chain of command in the Bush administration at least a month before the attack took place, and then failed to be acted upon. Ironically happened on the day, a new security chief arrived for work at the Twin towers having left his previous post as nobody was listening to his warnings about the seriousness of the threat to the towers and NORAD was doing a drill simulating such an attack, and as such didn't react to the situation as they initially thought the reports were simply part of the drill.

The White House's policy initiatives and the congress's panic, and the Judiciary's rubber stamps during the years from 1/21/2001 to 1/20/2009 were not the things that made America fall apart, that was the previous 50 years of interventionist weakening of what America claimed to have stood for, but what those 8 years did was take out the final supports and removed the facade that everyone wanted to believe in. Like when the lightening bolt struck butter Jesus, and after the conflagration all that was left was the "terminator" endoskeleton, such was what America looked like 1/20/2009.

Financially, Constitutionally, Internationally, and Morally, America was bankrupt in all aspects. The Republicans drove it, and the Democrats allowed it, and now we are reaping what we sowed, and the harvest is bitter, and non- ...


Where is the "intelligent" tab - this is a fairly accurate description of recent US history in the middle east, you forgot to mention it started in (circa 1953, dates confuse me) when we killed the popular Iranian leader because, gasp, he was trying to make nice nice with his neighbor, the angry giant CCCP. Only thing you are missing is how the roughly 200 or so very wealthy family entities have been attempting to corner the market on wealth and happiness world-wide.
2012-09-09 07:00:33 AM
1 votes:
We did start the ball rolling for 9/11/01. However it started in the 60's in Egypt, the 70's in Saudia Arabia, Iraq in the 80's, which then lead to even more amplification in Iran in the 80's, while we also intervened in Afghanistan to get rid of the Russians, which lead to the Taliban and the Pakistani's entrenchment of relations with groups like the Hakani Network. They kept trying in the 90's, and even scored two hits, ineffectually on the twin towers, but effectively with the bombs on the Cole and the Kobar Towers/Embassy.

The US's policies and our reckless abandon for interfering with everyone, set up the circumstances, that were then intercepted, passed through the chain of command in the Bush administration at least a month before the attack took place, and then failed to be acted upon. Ironically happened on the day, a new security chief arrived for work at the Twin towers having left his previous post as nobody was listening to his warnings about the seriousness of the threat to the towers and NORAD was doing a drill simulating such an attack, and as such didn't react to the situation as they initially thought the reports were simply part of the drill.

The White House's policy initiatives and the congress's panic, and the Judiciary's rubber stamps during the years from 1/21/2001 to 1/20/2009 were not the things that made America fall apart, that was the previous 50 years of interventionist weakening of what America claimed to have stood for, but what those 8 years did was take out the final supports and removed the facade that everyone wanted to believe in. Like when the lightening bolt struck butter Jesus, and after the conflagration all that was left was the "terminator" endoskeleton, such was what America looked like 1/20/2009.

Financially, Constitutionally, Internationally, and Morally, America was bankrupt in all aspects. The Republicans drove it, and the Democrats allowed it, and now we are reaping what we sowed, and the harvest is bitter, and non-satisfying.

The new whitehouse has reversed course in almost every possible way from the 50 year momentum that lead to our disastrous plights in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Not without a fight from everyone of course, because change is hard, and people are inclined to fight change, with cognitive dissonance, innoculation theory, ethnocentrism, bureacratic inertia, misinformation, corruption, and even ideological/religious reasoning left over from those previous times.

Can the US make the transition from Hegemonic Interventionist Superpower, to self-sufficient leadership. Can it go from preaching what itself doesn't follow, and instead is able to lead by example. Can it find its way in the 21st century, where jobs are less important, where technology can do so much more to offset differences. When the balance between wealth and humanity, power and performance can be equalized simply with a few keystrokes and access to the right computers and networks.

This is the future, and if we can't learn this, then this century will be as all of the doomsayers say, more war, more misery, more strife, less life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness/property and instead more just surviving "walking dead" style.
If we can learn it, and discard the past, and embrace the new, and change the conceptualization of the status quo, and implement the existing technologies, then almost all of the negative predictions can be averted. We need to invest in the change process, and work hard for 12 years, with nearly 4 million more high wage, high intellect, high value jobs, pulling the first the US, then Europe and then the BRICs and then the rest of the world out of the hole.

Water, Energy, Food, Information and the distributive networks to equalize access and to make everything fungible is where humanity can be finally free from the past, and hopefully pursue a path that leads humanity into the solar system and beyond before the next century comes to a close.
2012-09-09 06:17:02 AM
1 votes:
you will be sweet with Wanderlei in your house! http://mixed-martial-arts-gear.blogspot.com/2012/08/wanderlei-silva-di scusses-next-fight.html
2012-09-09 05:59:15 AM
1 votes:

JerkyMeat: The U.S. government benefited the most by 911 in all aspects and with this fact and mountains of other facts that have been marginalized by most as "truther" nonsense, 911 was most likely planned by the powerful in the U.S. for this benefit. This rollout by the FBI is just another example of the benefit of the federal power grab "justified" by a so called terrorist attack.


Still thinking correlation implies causation? Just because an entity benefits from an event doesn't automatically prove they initiated it. People benefit from others' misfortune all the time without causing that misfortune. A big example is how World War II boosted the economy of the United States. Not only did we not start that war, we did everything we could to stay our of it for as long as possible.
2012-09-09 05:43:59 AM
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The FBI, on the cutting edge of 1990s casino technology.


Came here to say this.

The FBI, never more than 20 years behind the times!
2012-09-09 05:19:27 AM
1 votes:

Asa Phelps: What a waste of money. No such system has ever had more true positives than false positives.


So what you're saying is... if something doesn't work 100% on the first try, we should quit trying?
2012-09-09 04:59:55 AM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: The FBI just spent a million dollars on Facebook?


They already have Facebook. If you call them up, press 2 for law enforcement matters. They'll get back to you in 48-72 hours.

I'm not joking at all. A few years ago (back in the olden days, when MySpace was the thing) I had a guy steal some computers from my company which were an interstate shipment. I posted on SlashDot (again, it was the olden days) about having full access to this PC, including all his cookies etc and how the Rancho Cucamonga (I'm not joking) police didn't seem to understand what "I can access his webcam, watch him use the internet, and I have his IP address which is connected via the ethernet port and not WiFi" meant.

An FBI Special Agent responded to the /. post I had made and when I showed him the MySpace profile full of pictures of guns, pot, coke, and license plates of all his buddies with said objects the SA laughed and said, "This should be really fun! I love it when they hand it to us!"

I'm sure they don't want to openly admit it, but I'm sure in the years since that happened the FBI has kept up with MySpace/Facebook/Twitter.
2012-09-09 04:58:33 AM
1 votes:
How dare you, Subby! You know damned well the goverment always has, and always will have your best interest at heart! I mean seriously, Barack Obama is our president, how could you suggest anything else?

For shame, subby, for shame. Evil, un-American neo-con.

Behave, citizen.

/We have always been at war with Eastasia.
//if you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about
/really
2012-09-09 03:03:08 AM
1 votes:

TommyymmoT: Is this anything like the bullet "fingerprinting" scam?

They just stopped that nonsense in New York, but not before flushing $44million down the toilet.


But Pataki said it would work!

He's a farking idiot. So is Bloomberg.
2012-09-09 02:38:03 AM
1 votes:
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2012-09-09 01:01:30 AM
1 votes:

St_Francis_P: Is there some sinister implication here I'm unaware of?


That some private contractor conned the FBI out of a billion dollars?
2012-09-08 07:40:12 PM
1 votes:
What a waste of money. No such system has ever had more true positives than false positives.
2012-09-08 07:17:10 PM
1 votes:
Is there some sinister implication here I'm unaware of?
 
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