Thursday, February 7, 2013

13-02-08 Facebook Art - Sociology

13-02-08 Facebook Art: Corporate personhood

13-02-08 The war on public information

13-02-07 Hello World!

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13-02-07 More bullets for DHS?

The combination of gun control and stockpiling of weapons by DHS cannot be deemed normal by any standards....
Last time, one of the official explanations was that it was for oceanography, perhaps this time it is for weather research...  The mere establishment of DHS at the federal level is alarming, let alone its conduct...
From InfoWars:
The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.
A solicitation posted yesterday on the Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.
The solicitation asks for 10 million pistol cartridge .40 caliber 165 Grain, jacketed Hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds) and 10 million 9mm 115 grain jacketed hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds).
The document also lists a requirement for 1.6 million pistol cartridge 9mm ball bullets (40 quantities of 40,000 rounds).
An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion. In March 2012, ATK announced that they had agreed to provide the DHS with a maximum of 450 million bullets over four years, a story that prompted questions about why the feds were buying ammunition in such large quantities.
To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.

13-02-07 CIA Global Torture Network Revealed

Another highlight of the Medieval-Digital Era...

With Benjamin N. Cardozo, and Harlan Fiske Stone, Louis Brandeis was one of the Supreme Court's "Three Musketeers", who were opposed by the Four Horsemen, consisting of Justices James Clark McReynolds, George Suthernland, Willis Van Devanter, and Pierce Butler. The Musketeers are today hailed as some of the greatest jurists in US history. 

They should also be given credit for fighting corporate corruption, tied with corruption of the US justice system, which were inherent to the Robber Baron Era and the Great Depression.  

That is of course the case today as well - the Robber Baron Revival Era.

Of particular interest is a saying I once read by Brandeis, "The greatest achievement of the English speaking courts is the establishment of Liberty by law," in reference to the Magna Carta.

Justice Brennan Jr called the Magna Carta "the Great Writ" and "the cornerstone of the US Constitution".  And in Fay v Noia (1963) Justice Brennan wrote:
"The basic principle of the Great Writ of habeas corpus is that, in a civilized society, government must always be accountable to the judiciary for a man's imprisonment: if the imprisonment cannot be shown to conform with the fundamental requirements of law, the individual is entitled to his immediate release."

Obviously, these fundamental rights of the People, gained through centuries of struggle, were lost under Bush II and Obama, and the latter make mockery of it all with NDAA and Presidential authority to kill without any due process.

Our children will not inherit from us, what we got from previous generations for safekeeping.

And although the two stories appear entirely different, FATCA and Extraordinary Rendition have one feature in common - thorough corruption of governments worldwide by the current regime in the United States for the cause of abuse of the People... While all along touting the cause of Human Rights.

Snatching people off the streets. Hanging people from the ceiling. A man freezing to death alone on a concrete floor. This is the story of how the United States used its position to cajole, persuade, and strong-arm 54 other countries to take part in the CIA's post-9/11 campaign of secret detention and torture.

Learn more:

After the September 11 attacks against the United States, the CIA conspired with dozens of governments to build a highly classified program of secret detention and extraordinary rendition of terrorist suspects. The program was designed to place detainee interrogations beyond the reach of law. Suspected terrorists were seized and secretly flown across national borders to be interrogated by foreign governments that used torture, or by the CIA itself in clandestine "black sites."

A new report from the Open Society Justice Initiative, Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition, brings together for the first time the intricate details of 136 named victims of the program. It documents how 54 different governments around the world took part in their kidnapping, detention, and often torture. It documents, in case after case, who was targeted, where they were taken, and what happened to them.

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