by Matthew Hoey Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – 2008-12-11
Article Highlights Given how easily information can spread about the globe today, it’s inevitable that space warfare technology will proliferate. And once one country sets its sights on space domination, other countries are sure to follow, spurring a second arms race of sorts. That’s why the international community and U.S. policy makers need to begin discussing the ramifications of pursuing military space immediately.
Life is lived anecdotally, not algorithmically. And anecdotal evidence is not allowed in the new digital corpocracy. As one poster on Democratic Underground put it, “Anecdotal now has this enforced meaning such that no one is supposed to believe what they experience, what they see, hear, taste, smell, etc. The Powers That Be have basically extinguished the notion of inductive reasoning. Everything has to be replicated in a laboratory and since 90% of all the labs in this nation are operated by Corporate Sponsored monies, not much truth comes out of them.”
“We confuse how we are made to feel with Knowledge, which is precisely how we ended up with Barack Obama.”
“The problem is that with the rise of the corporate state, which began with Reagan in earnest, with deregulation and the destruction of anti-trust laws, and accelerated by Bill Clinton, certainly the greatest traitor to the American working class ever produced by the Democratic party. Clinton understood that if he did corporate bidding in terms of structuring the economy that he could get corporate money. He understood that workers and unions had nowhere else to go — they’d have to vote Democratic anyway. So Clinton’s conscious goal was to attract corporate money and carry out in return, the passage of draconian legislation which has thrust a knife into the back of the American working class; NAFTA in 1994, the Welfare Reform Act in 1996, the Financial Services Modernization Act in 1999. And in return, corporations began to give money to the Democratic party so that by the 1990s the Democrats had fund raising parity with the Republicans.
This essentially killed the liberal class.”
“Our system doesn’t work, and it doesn’t work, ultimately, not because of Sarah Palin, or the Christian right, or Glenn Beck. It doesn’t work BECAUSE THE LIBERAL CLASS FAILED US. The liberal class failed to find the intellectual and moral fortitude to defend liberal values at a time they were under egregious assault.”
~ Chris Hedges
Hedges has a new book called The Death of the Liberal Class.
Here he is talking about it.
Chris Hedges Q&A ?The Death of the Liberal Class?
Oh, and just in case it wasn’t clear below, fuck Condi-lair Rice up the ass the fucking cunt needs to be at The Hague with the other war criminals…
Dr. Condoleezza Rice visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her memoir “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.” This event took place on October 20, 2010, as a part of the Authors@Google series.
As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother’s cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling. This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl — and a young woman — trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference.
I’d highly suggest listening to angelo badalamenti – dark mood woods-the red room sound track as you watch this murderer war criminal Nazi…
or some demented other artist like Mike Patton fucked up shit…
CIA knowingly relied on untested & substandard software
… Drone technology was developed by the Israelis, who routinely use it to bomb the Gaza Strip. I’ve been in Gaza during some of these attacks. The people there were terrified – and radicalised. A young woman I know who had been averse to political violence and an advocate of peaceful protest saw a drone blow up a car full of people – and she started supporting Islamic Jihad and crying for the worst possible revenge against Israel. Robot-drones have successfully bombed much of Gaza, from secular Fatah to Islamist Hamas, to the brink of jihad.
Is the same thing happening in Pakistan? David Kilcullen is a counter-insurgency expert who worked for General Petraeus in Iraq and now advises the State Department. He has shown that two per cent of the people killed by the robot-planes in Pakistan are jihadis. The remaining 98 per cent are as innocent as the victims of 9/11. He says: “It’s not moral.” And it gets worse: “Every one of these dead non-combatants represents an alienated family, and more recruits for a militant movement that has grown exponentially as drone strikes have increased. … It could be poised to get even worse: Bob Woodward’s Obama’s Wars says the US has an immediate plan to bomb 150 targets in Pakistan if there is a jihadi attack inside America.
Why, it’s almost as if the drone campaign was designed to create more and more enemies — and more and more contracts for war profiteers to build more and more drones, which can then be used to create more and more enemies, which means more and more contracts for …. say, it is a practical plan, after all! A practical plan to create terrorism, not quell it.
Adam Curtis- The Living Dead 1/3: On the Desperate Edge of Now 58:06 – 2 years ago On the Desperate Edge of Now- This episode examined how the various national memories of the Second World War were effectively rewritten and manipulated in the Cold War period. For Germany, this began at the Nuremberg Trials, where attempts were made to prevent the Nazis in the dock—principally Hermann Göring—from offering any rational argument for what they had done. Subsequently, however, bringing lower-ranking Nazis to justice was effectively forgotten about in the interests of maintaining West Germany as an ally in the Cold War. For the Allied countries, faced with a new enemy in the Soviet Union, there was a need to portray WW2 as a crusade of pure good against pure evil, even if this meant denying the memories of the Allied soldiers who had actually done the fighting, and knew it to have been far more complex. A number of American veterans told how years later they found themselves plagued with the previously-suppressed memories of the brutal things they had seen and done. The title comes from a veteran’s description of what the uncertainty of survival while combat is like