HERE COME THE THOUGHT POLICE (McCarthy Redux)

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Post by e_dog » November 28th, 2007, 12:23 am

Putting your bodies on the geas is a good way to get a gnashed up n mashed up body. Better to throw a spike in tha machine, a wrench in the monkey, or whathaveyou.

Bring back that DRAFT! Only way to get kids ta care!
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Post by stilltrucking » November 28th, 2007, 8:41 pm



Bad Ideas
The law promoting outstanding excellence in fighting terrorism—and why you never heard about it.
By Dahlia Lithwick
Posted Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at 6:52 PM ET
(Continued from page 1)




I am not yet willing to panic about Harman's "thought crimes" bill, because as drafted, it does no more than explore whether those thought crimes are a problem. It doesn't create new crimes, although that is presumably the next step. I don't much care for the idea of roving commissions with subpoena power skipping around the country trying to stamp out "radical" ideas on the Internet. But as expensive threats to free speech go, I'll take a time-limited commission over a bill that criminalizes speech. Maybe I'm being shortsighted, but then the Democrats in Congress have taught me to keep my expectations very low. Today, therefore, I am profoundly grateful that instead of criminalizing protected speech outright, Democrats merely form a commission that will do a study, which will in turn christen a Drive-Thru Center for Excellence, where they will someday consider criminalizing protected free speech.
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Post by e_dog » November 28th, 2007, 10:22 pm

Love the title Center for Excellence. As if naming it right will make it a good institution, an Academy of Counter-Terror.


Center for Right Thinkin' Fine Patriots.

Yeehaw!!
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Post by Zlatko Waterman » November 29th, 2007, 10:35 am

My favorite government name along these lines, e-dog was:

TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS

which was piloted by John ( "Mistakes were made") Poindexter until DARPA ( another fine coinage-- sounds like a boy-loving Allen Ginz organization . . . or at least a Buddhist metaphysical descriptor . . .) purportedly put an end to it.

Here's a very interesting page:

http://www.epic.org/privacy/profiling/tia/


and likewise interesting is this page:

http://www.darpa.mil/body/mission.html




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Post by mnaz » November 29th, 2007, 2:57 pm

Rant aside, as to the bill/article...

"violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism"...

Good lord, that's suitably vague and catch-all, isn't it? And very ominous sounding. What responsible (cornered?) politician in his right mind could vote against that? We can't have the people involved in that kind of stuff, can we? (The government hates competition). Only Kucinich and a few of his pals voted against-- they must have something up their sleeves-- better keep an eye out on them...

And the forum responses are even more interesting than the article itself, especially the ones that vilify the bill only because it's just one more needless bit of wasteful (pork) spending by the gov't...

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Post by e_dog » December 4th, 2007, 10:10 pm

Timmy McVeigh was a homegrown terrorist.
George W. Bush, too.
Good ole boys, unlike me and you.
Dickie Chainey is a terrorist
grown on 'Merican soil
Up thar in Noth Dakota or sumwheres
his machine heart willn't spoil.
Homegrown terror
'tis the sweetest kind.
It blows up buildings
while it wins hearts 'n minds.
Neo-con terror
'tis another name for't.
Homegrown terror
ain't for me.
Instead, I'll take
some homegrown weed.

That's what
we need.


(translated from the latin, 10th century scroll In Terris Terrorem, Inhalibus De Caanibus)
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Post by e_dog » December 9th, 2007, 4:06 am

Ya'll go here now ya here?

http://www.studioeight.tv/phpbb/viewtop ... 5309#75309

Cold War is a Gold War.
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Post by Dave The Dov » December 9th, 2007, 7:33 am

The Cold War existed because the Greatest Generation couldn't live with the peace.
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Post by e_dog » December 11th, 2007, 3:17 am

The Greatest generation sure were great at generatin' generations! Baby, Boom!

Thought Police

I thought the police were here there and every where?
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Post by e_dog » December 21st, 2007, 6:04 pm

File This Under: What The Fuck Is The National Clandestine Service?!
House Intel Committee Subpoenas Ex-Clandestine Head on Tape Destruction
The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed the former head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service to testify about his role in the destruction of tapes documenting the interrogation of two prisoners. Jose Rodriguez has been named as the official who directed that the tapes be destroyed. Rodriguez has been called to appear in January at what would be the first public hearing into the CIA tape scandal. At the White House on Thursday, President Bush declined to tell reporters whether he agreed with the tapes’ destruction. He also said he did not learn about the matter until the New York Times broke the story last week. The New York Times reported this week four top White House lawyers took part in talks on destroying the tapes beginning in 2003.

democracynow.org

That's like the, Boogyman Agency, or the Office of Spurious Activities.

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