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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: The NDAA police state Reply with quote

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 breezed through Congress, even though public opposition to parts of the bill, remains strong.

The most troubling aspects of the bill violate fundamental rights provided in the US Constitution to American citizens by giving the government sweeping power to indefinitely detain citizens without trial. Like many other pieces of legislation, this year’s NDAA is another push in a long series of movements marching the US towards a hard right, fascist state.

Source: http://www.diatribemedia.com/2011/12/18/indefinite-detention-isnt-the-only-troubling-thing-about-ndaa/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, we all go on strike tomorrow, right?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Court Revives NSA Dragnet Surveillance Case
By David Kravets December 29, 2011 | 6:52 pm | Wired
Categories: Surveillance, The Courts


'A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a closely watched lawsuit accusing the federal government of working with the nation’s largest telecommunication companies to illegally funnel Americans’ electronic communications to the National Security Agency without court warrants.'


Copyright Troll’s Domain Name Auctioned to Pay Legal Fees
By David Kravets December 27, 2011 | 3:28 pm | Wired
Categories: The Courts, intellectual property


'Righthaven, a copyright-troll law firm that failed in its attempt to make money for newspapers by suing people for sharing stories online, is having its domain name auctioned off to help satisfy the Las Vegas company’s debts.'


Related: https://www.eff.org/search/site/copyright%20troll and https://www.eff.org/issues/privacy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'With this legislation, America joins some of the modern world’s most brutal dictatorships – regimes like Nazi Germany, Mao’s China, and communist Russia. Places where people disappear into concentration camps or gulags, for any reason or, more usually, none at all. Nations in which citizens don’t count except for the taxes and labor they furnish the State. These contemporary serfs exist only to further their rulers’ whims; they dare not voice even the faintest opposition for fear of ruthless reprisal.

This is what happens when governments accuse and imprison whomever they please without an iota of evidence.

And this is the future to which our elected sociopaths have sentenced us with the NDAA. Its suspension of habeas corpus inevitably condemns this country to dictatorship, while its deputizing the armed forces to "detain" civilians – indefinitely, no less – just as inevitably insures that the dictatorship will be a military one.'
Link: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=37891

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This dovetails in what SPF has been talking about.
Stifle and control the Internet. They will try...
Time for BFN to have a backup Usenet group!!
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From EFF

Thailand Continues Massive Crackdown of Online Speech

In Thailand, details of the most recent victim of lèse majesté laws emerged this week, adding to a long year of crackdowns on free speech in the country. Alongside the news coverage, Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) published new analyses demonstrating the magnitude of measures the Southeast Asian state has taken to block websites it deems politically offensive.

On Tuesday, Professor Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a historian and prominent critic of the Thai monarchy, posted updates on a university student who made comments on Facebook in March and April of 2010. According to Political Prisoners in Thailand, royalists attacked the then-18-year-old student, Natthakarn Sakuldarachat, on the Internet for criticizing the King and accused her of lèse majesté, resulting in the university that she had planned to attend subsequently revoking her acceptance because of “her lack of loyalty to the monarchy.” For fear of being harassed, Natthakarn did not show up to exams to apply for another university. While she ultimately was accepted to a school a year later, royalists had in the meantime gone to the police to lodge a complaint for her comments. In October 2011, she was charged under lèse majesté laws. Her first appearance in court is scheduled for February 11th, 2012.

Unfortunately, the Thai government is taking other severe measures to censor its citizens as well. Despite the Thai foreign minister’s admission in October that the government may have been misusing lèse majesté in a way that “inadvertently” stifled free expression, FACT posted a blog summarizing the recent history of free-wheeling Internet censorship in the country. The organization analyzed published reports from Thailand’s iLaw Foundation and other sources, including figures showing hundreds of thousands of sites blocked and billions of baht (equivalent to tens millions of US dollars) spent to block the offending pages. FACT claims that on December 28th alone, the MICT blocked 777,286 websites.

As we’ve reported, Natthakarn is only the most recent case emerging involved lèse majesté charges. There is the continuing case of Prachatai editor Jiew, whose trial resumes February 14th 2012, and the case of an American blogger who recently was sentenced to two and a half years to Thai prison for translating a biography of the King. And around the same time as the announcement that the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) would begin monitoring comments and “likes” on Facebook, a 61-year-old truck driver was sentenced to 20 years for sending texts deemed offensive to the throne. The Thai government has also been found to successfully collect information from web hosting companies to help them identify bloggers’ identities.

EFF condemns the Thai government’s ongoing efforts to silence political speech on the Internet. International awareness of the Thai government’s legal abuses could help pressure the state to re-evaluate its draconian policies. We will be covering the trials of Jiew and Natthakarn in February, and will continue to monitor any developments in the MICT’s war against free expression.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FBI's Massive New Biometric Database
January 12, 2012 | By Tana Ganeva | AlterNet


'The FBI claims that their fingerprint database (IAFIS) is the "largest biometric database in the world," containing records for over a hundred million people. But that's nothing compared to the agency's plans for Next Generation Identification (NGI), a massive, billion-dollar upgrade that will hold iris scans, photos searchable with face recognition technology, palm prints, and measures of gait and voice recordings alongside records of fingerprints, scars, and tattoos.'


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.'
BFA Thesis
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Related: Data Mining: An Introduction

Related: Government Data Mining: The Need for a Legal Framework

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with NDAA in my understanding is that possible dangerous citizens to the state, like Alex Jones, Bob Champman, Max Keiser, and thousands others, can be sent to Guantanamo without trial, and no requirements to tell the public what happened to them.

This will be a big advantage for the security state, as "terrorist" citizens used to have right to a lawyer. Now legislation is hamonized with German nazi laws. Ron Paul will repeal NDAA. He can do that overnight as a President.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BREAKING NEWS

SHOCKING HEAD FACE ATTACK ON US POLITICAL SYSTEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-D_Eu2UAc&feature=player_embedded#!

He just signed his own death sentence!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/01/globalist-lawyer-attends-color.html

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rom wrote:
BREAKING NEWS

SHOCKING HEAD FACE ATTACK ON US POLITICAL SYSTEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-D_Eu2UAc&feature=player_embedded#!

He just signed his own death sentence!


If Ron Paul is so ticked off about it, why don't he prove it by bringing up the articles of impeachment against Obama for multiple violations of US Constitution, including NDAA. It is his privilege as a Congressman.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People are freaking like this is Patriot Act 2.0.
More along the lines of:

"Remember the Patriot Act?
It's still around, and we affirm it.
Got a problem? Wink"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indefinite detention and torture: US already enforcing NDAA

while violating International Law

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say
James Bamford | March 15, 2012 | Wired

The NSA has become the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever.


'Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade.



Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.'

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British Teenager, Azhar Ahmed, Arrested for Anti-War Facebook Post
Joe Quinn | 14 Mar 2012 | Sott.net


'On March 8th, 19 year old Azhar Ahmed posted a comment on his Facebook page about the deaths of 6 British soldiers in Afghanistan on the 6th March. On the same day as Azhar's post, a Facebook group entitled Azhar Ahmed Scumbag!!! was created (with large Union Jack flag as its logo) and, someone (perhaps the creator of the FB page) reported his comment to the police. The following day, Friday, Azhar was arrested and charged over the weekend. He was then released on bail and will appear in Dewsbury magistrates' court on March 20th. An online petition has also been created that demands that Azhar be "sent to prison for hate crimes against British soldiers".'

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