Egypt's ex-President Mohamed Morsi dies after court appearance by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I disagree.

The Muslim brotherhood was the only party that was politically organized enough to win the Egyptian election.
They basically won by default.

Egypt's ex-President Mohamed Morsi dies after court appearance by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Timmy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sharia law or democracy? Islamists pick the most evil one.

The US must do its part in closing the largest outdoor prison in the world by The_In-Betweener in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is a travesty. The only ray of hope is that the US doesn't have nearly the number of police per capita as the USSR did at its peak.

The US must do its part in closing the largest outdoor prison in the world by The_In-Betweener in WorldPolitics

[–]Timmy 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I remember when the US used to mock the Soviets for having the highest percentage of prisoners in their population. The US has been number one in imprisoning people for quite a while now. Perhaps the feds need to rethink what a real crime is and what punishment is appropriate.

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Trump walks that pro-zionist/anti-zionist line so carefully, it's kind of impressive.

First he's willing to hold talks, doesn't want to close any channels. Seemingly anti-zionist agenda, not feeding in to the Iran-war narrative.

But then right at the end of the article:

“Iran did do it,” Trump told Fox. “It’s essentially got Iran written all over it... I guess they didn’t want the evidence left behind.”

I wonder if this is from his informers. Where is he getting this information.

And I guess there is a very tiny chance it is truly the actions of Iran. However they'd be absolutely suicidal to do something like this, and they know it, and their last 40 years of history shows they know doing something like this is just asking to be invaded and have their government overthrown by the US like it was in 1953. So they wouldn't do this. Just like Assad wouldn't gas his own people. Like they tried to convince us of on 3 separate occasions to justify an invasion in to Syria.

Seems 95% likely to be a false flag. But I find how Trump is walking the line to be interesting. Like "yes, they did it" (which they probably didn't) but then also "I don't care, lets talk about this instead of go to war" (which is NOT what the people making the false flag want, they want a military reaction)

All in all, interesting situation. Probably will turn out to be nothing if cooler heads prevail. I think a lot of people see this as a false flag from a million miles away. People are getting wise to that trick.

Birthright Trips, a Rite of Passage for Many Jews, Are Now a Target of Protests by d3rr in WorldPolitics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

TIL: Colonialism = Birthright

Birthright Trips, a Rite of Passage for Many Jews, Are Now a Target of Protests by d3rr in WorldPolitics

[–]d3rr[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Charles Bronfman, a co-founder of Birthright, said he understood the desire of young Jews to learn how Palestinians viewed the conflict. “I’m not going to say they don’t have a point,” he said. “But that is not Birthright’s job.”

Bronfman, hmm sounds familiar

The CIA's investment fund is stalking Australian tech startups and has opened a local office by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's called IN-Q-TEL. It gets billions in taxpayer dollars every year. It then picks the winners for the next big tech companies.

They're behind amazon, tesla, and many others.

Amnesty urges Saudi Arabia to rule out death penalty for teenager: Murtaja Qureiris reportedly faces execution for offences including participating in protests when he was 10 years old. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Zettelkittel 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If we all had to kill our kids for saying stupid shit, there wouldn't be any children left by tomorrow. We also would have to kill ourselves, since everyone said stupid shit when he was young, pretty all of us do it still when they're older, so what's the deal?

Theresa May steps down as Conservative Party leader by Optimus85 in WorldPolitics

[–]roc 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I would not want to be her successor. There's not enough time for serious renegotitations with the EU and the party is sure to lose many seats in the next election.

The old world is dying and a new one is being born. Expect plenty of chaos in between. by The_In-Betweener in WorldPolitics

[–]The_In-Betweener[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Humanity now possesses powerful tools to level the playing field it never had before. The blossoming of the internet made instantaneous person-to-person global communication a trivial exercise for the first time in history. This was then turbocharged by the advent of social media platforms, which gave anyone the power to rapidly influence public opinion in a way only gatekeepers could previously. More recently, the creation of Bitcoin has birthed an unprecedented era in which humans can transfer value globally, without permission, by just clicking a button. When it comes to two of the most powerful aspects of human interaction, communication and value transfer, technology has empowered the average person in ways that would’ve been unfathomable just a decade or two ago.

While that’s well and good, I’d be remiss not to point out that powerful figures have taken notice and aren’t particularly pleased. The 2016 election of Donald Trump was the final straw as far as the status quo’s tolerance for free speech on the internet. His victory proved they could no longer easily steer the public into the arms of their preferred candidates. As such, Russiagate was used to convince much of the public that billionaire tech oligarchs should be encouraged to rid their platforms of wrongthink, a process that continues to accelerate despite the fact that hysterical claims of Trump-Russia election collusion have been summarily dismissed.

"If Washington D.C. crumbled to the ground, the last thing that would remain is our support for Israel." -Nancy Pelosi at AIPAC Yet @IlhanMN is smeared for even mentioning the idea that Israel has a grip on US policy? by The_In-Betweener in WorldPolitics

[–]hennaojisan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow. — attributed to Lyndon Baines Johnson

Hackers Use NSA Code to Grind Baltimore to a Halt, Pass Code on to Russia, China by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]InsultingCow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

World governments need to start treating cyber warfare tools as weapons of mass destruction. You can't control them. Once they're in the wild they have the potential to cause indiscriminate damage.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing “Psychological Torture” by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is an incredible interview. This man is saying all the sane and moral things that need to be said. Too bad few are listening.

What is Behind Canada’s Poisoned Relationship with China? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Timmy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I tmigh tbe a lack of good Chinese food. It's really hard to find tasty Egg Fu Young.

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, And Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]313337 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I tried talking about it when this thread was posted on reddit. I commented something along the lines of "I wonder how long until he tells us he is now Juliana and he's cutting off his dick and balls."

This seems to have triggered the mods who thought i was somehow threatening Bradley Manning or all transsexuals.

I took it to mean that they are making Assange mentally ill with all the chemicals they are feeding him. I guess putting out the idea of making someone gravely ill by encouraging gender dysphoria to the point of self mutilation is somehow considered not relevant and worthy of censure.

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, And Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How about some proof.

Romania backs Venezuela's Guaido as interim president, joining 20 EU nations by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Every country around the world is picking sides when it comes to Venezuela it seems.

EU elections over: Exit polls show surge for right-wing & green parties amid high turnout by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]roc 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think the most likely coalition will be EPP, S&D and ALDE, although I am hoping the Greens will play a role.

EU elections over: Exit polls show surge for right-wing & green parties amid high turnout by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]originalbrommas 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck the EU, i will be glad when we are out.

If they had been honest from the inception of their supposed trade only deals in the 1970's no one in England would ever have allowed them to be signed.

We are an island unattached to Europe in any way other than trade, i have no issues with us having trade agreements, that said anything else they can kiss our backsides.

EU elections over: Exit polls show surge for right-wing & green parties amid high turnout by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Zettelkittel 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We are in need for a new Hitler.

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

wtf is twitter

Tsipras calls snap elections after major electoral defeat by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]roc 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why would you call early elections if your party is sure to lose?

The Demise of the British Conservative Party? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]roc 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

First rule of headlines: if it ends in a question mark, the answer is no.

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HopeThatHalps 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The armed services is nothing but lowly paid mercenaries. They haven't been in the business of protecting freedom for about forty years. Apply at McDonalds; you'll still have nightmares, but at least they will involve fried food rather than blood.

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Intuit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's be interesting to see what people wrote if they couldn't see others' responses, e.g. for some period of time (say several days), everyone's responses were hidden. How much do early responses influence later ones?

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Cubed 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

fuck any place that ban streams and lower content

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

cry me a river... seems to be what Twitter is for anyways

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]bablarb 10 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Iraqis should be asked that same question. Their answers should be printed in English for everyone in the US to read.

#Unity4J Online Vigil 31.0 in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]salvia_d[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Live stream gets cut off after 2 hours, it continues here: https://youtu.be/JkutzPy0giQ

Fair Trial? US Steals Assange's Legal Papers (Ron Paul Liberty Report) by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]PostmasterGeneral 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Poor s.o.b. I for one voted for him when he was on the senate ticket here in Australia as a way to get immunity from prosecution. It's a shame more didn't.

The UN Demands that London Cede the British-ruled Chagos islands, Home to an Important Military Base by Stankmango in WorldPolitics

[–]roc 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Britain and the United States argued that the Diego Garcia base contributes to world peace.

The United States has sent fighter jets from Diego Garcia base to bomb Iraq and Afghanistan and the facility was used as a CIA interrogation centre after the September 11, 2001 attacks

Nice work by the article writer to add this information.

Ecuador to hand over Assange's entire legal defense to the United States by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Multiple nations colluding to persecute one man, who has committed no crime, and apparently there's no blow too low for these weasels.

Venezuela Sells Additional $570mln in Gold, Skirts US Sanctions – Report by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HibikiBlack 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Just how much of our gold and oil Chavez gave away to Cuba alone over the years? Man what a waste...

I fear Mexico is going the same way. Fuck Chavism, the far left cancer of the planet.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]shrekthemusicalonto 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

http://www.shrekthemusicalontour.com/ You Can Get Easily Download New Applications For Android, Pc, Windows, and Latest Updates And Information About New APK Versions.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Best ally ever! /s

Chemical weapons assessment contradicting official Syria narrative is authentic (WeAreChange podcast) by zyxzevn in WorldPolitics

[–]zyxzevn[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If the democrats really wanted to get rid of Trump, this would be all over the news.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

RT, or Russia Today, is a rather shady "source" of information. It promotes some really interesting, insightful stories, and also some blatant fiction, and also some really interesting, insightful works of fiction. In my opinion, it's best to completely ignore everything that comes out of it, because it's so hard to tell whether it's true or not.

The things that you are most certain are true that come out of RT are often false.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]PikonParadox 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Times of India, The Hindu - these two newspapers are the most reliable and unbiased english news outlets in India. The Indian Express is also decent and can be trusted. Among the international ones, BBC and Reuters are the most reliable.

PS: I've never heard of RT.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the alternative source; I have trouble trusting RT (and Daily Mail etc.) so hearing it from such an unrelated source is important. Interestingly, the India Times article says it was from Pakistan, unlike RT which seems like it wants to blame Israel. The geopolitics of the situation's going over my head.

The "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" is probably a sockpuppet army.

US Gov't Now Openly Admits Pentagon Asks for Money to Directly Fund Terrorists by d3rr in WorldPolitics

[–]PikonParadox 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can't just say "Wake up people" and expect them to organize or coordinate a perfect mission to justice. What we need is a leader or at least a list of guidelines; most importantly, we need a strong nudge that forces us to do it instead of postponing or lazing around. This problem exists in India- We, the people, want change and we want things to get better but literally nobody is willing to at least go out and protest for a day or even talk to some authority. Everyone is like "eh someone else will do it, I just want to sit at home".

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]PikonParadox 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/news/lok-sabha-elections-facebook-removes-687-pages-accounts-linked-to-congress-party/articleshow/68669122.cms

He asserted that the removal was not based on the content that was shared by these pages and groups

we remove them because of their coordinated inauthentic

Can someone help me out here? What exactly is "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and why is it that the content shared is not the reason of account/group suspension? I mean it makes sense if someone spreads content which happens to be false information.

US Gov't Now Openly Admits Pentagon Asks for Money to Directly Fund Terrorists by d3rr in WorldPolitics

[–]d3rr[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This post even came with a solution. Is this the solution?

The radical change that is necessary to shift this paradigm back to peace is for people to wake up to the reality that no matter which puppet is in the White House, the status quo remains unchanged.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]bablarb 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

primarily targeted Nigeria, Tunisia, Angola, Senegal, Togo, and Niger

Cute how they pretend it was only happening in Africa and 'faraway places'

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You just come seeking validation, apparently. You'll never grow if you don't challenge your assumptions.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can't answer the questions I put forth, but go ahead and insist you're concerns are honest ones.

should not have to prove their innocence before any crimes have even been committed.

What does facial recognition have to do with establishing guilt? You sound like you're very confused.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Please don't tell me what I would like or want. I don't do crimes, which is why I don't like being treated like a criminal in all sorts of new ways and circumstances. I am not throwing FUD, I am expressing my opinion that ordinary people should not have to prove their innocence before any crimes have even been committed.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What freedom is being given up?

How is the idea of security false?

How do you know that false identification guarantees someone will end up in jail? What if they also have ID on them that clarifies who they really are?

It sounds to me like you're throwing FUD at something, when in truth you just want to have the ability to commit crimes without it being a certainty that you would get caught. You like the idea that law enforcement is limited in its effectiveness.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes this new thing of being financially (and arrestably) culpable for defying an LEO (no matter how unreasonable or unlawful their demands) is part of this whole campaign to make everyone passive and subservient.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly. Giving up our freedoms in intensifying increments for the false idea of "security" is terrifying and dangerous. Not to mention it is well-known that this technology mis-identifies people regularly. You'll be in jail for a while until they figure it out, if they care to.

Statement from Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Regarding Chelsea Being Remanded Into Custody by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]313337 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Have they put it back in jail again?

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, that could be a good thing. It allows people to trial laws they feel strongly about, and see if they work. When lawlessness doesn't go up, there'll be evidence to show that facial recognition isn't necessary.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is dangerous & terrifying.

Why? Suppose law enforcement wants to find you, they would look for you, and would ask other people if they have seen you. This basically automates the process of finding people. Is the idea that law enforcement should be effective dangerous and terrifying?

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Between this news, and the news about Denver legalizing mushrooms, it looks like the future of legislation is at the city level?

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is this a predictable consequence of that anti-Sharia law bullshit?

If women want to cover their face then that's fine. Who cares...?

Facial recognition hacks; that's who. They are watching...

Also, did anyone watch the video below it? It's messed up, and indirectly relevant.

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Huh. If people are still making these kinds of decisions, there's still hope.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Mitutoyo 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Just because it's law it don't make it right. "We are trying to keep you safe. "and while we are at it a bit of financial rape on the side. 90 quid! For civil disobedience.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]old 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In some European countries, it's forbidden by law to cover your face in public (not only in Europe, but I know for sure about Europe). Can't escape.

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Very interesting and unexpected! I would think they would be one of the places most likely to use and abuse it.

US Abandons Iraq Embassy: Real Threats Or War Propaganda? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]bablarb 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The threat is real, and coming from inside the white house

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The whole deal with Iran is that the west (US/Europe/Israel) used to own Iran. In 1954 the US installed the Shah.

However in 1979, there was a people's revolution in response to this, and they put in a very religious and anti-west leader ever since.

And this really got the goat of the west's leaders, so they've been trying to crack that nut ever since. They want to re-overthrow the government.

But the problem is that Iran isn't really doing anything bad to justify (in the eyes of the public) militarily attacking Iran. So there is this whole narrative cooked up about how Iran is "a threat to the world" and they're constantly searching for weapons that don't exist, to justify a hot war.

Iran knows this, and has been walking the tightrope for many decades now.

Iran and Syria represent the last two places the west has been unable to full conquer.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]worm 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What little I know about Chomsky seems to indicate that he's a conspiracy theorist on par with the great Alex Jones himself. Just as Jones sees some sort of great conspiracy hanging over every incidental bump and scrape in life, Chomsky sees the ghost of American authorities looming over every item of news he consumes and subsequently propagates.

Oddly enough, Jones is rightfully seen as either a jokester or a joke himself, whereas Chomsky seems to have gotten a free pass from such ridicule and continues to hold quite seriously some of his more ludicrous beliefs.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, but I question the geopolitical motivations of Israel. When Israel mamed Putin the man of the year in 2015 and we have faux-alternative media over here saying that Russia is bombing ISIS and preventing a power vacuum implemented by rearmament of radical sunnis by Israel and the US gulf war proxies, it seems odd that Putin would be that man. Unless, the obliteration of Syria was just a strategic destabilizarion plan for Israel at the expense of the people and that Assad who according to JTA, and Israel news has great relations with Israel, which you would not expect, considering the alternative media states the opposite, is co-opted.

It just seems to me that our entire government has been hijacked by Israel firsters; Jewish or gentile Zionists, with neoconservative and neoliberal austerity agendas.

They are merely using our military; they have hijacked it and lead it in the highest of positions. Same with the technocracy, Israel is at thr helm in silicon valley.

I think when the time comes and dedollarization occurs Israel will happily change sides and is doing currently as they are geograhpically orientated to benefit from the BRIC new economic alliance and the belt road initiative. Syria, Iran, Germany, Russia, Israel, China are all involved. Israel even sends US tech to China because they are traitors.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]PikonParadox 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Explain Like I'm Five: What is the whole deal with Iran? What does he mean by a deterrent and how is it a threat to the world?

E: I watched the video but I could not understand well.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It might benefit Israel. However, the Belt Road Inititve does invite Iran, Isreal, China and Russia into the game, with the US out. If anything Israel is using the US for her own benefit.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I believe he might be a gatekeeper. The Corbett report did a good analysis video on him called, 'Chomsky: The Acedemic Gatekeeper' but then again, Corbett does have shady connections with the John Birch society. I think Chomsky says the right stuff most of the time but some things make me question his agenda, especially when it comes to his gatekeeping of Israel's obvious involvement in the WTC demolitions. Keep in mind, figures like Max Blumenthal, though they create great documentaries on Israel Lobby also have unfortunately illustrated their bleeding heart Zionism for Israel. Meaning, even on the left, they still have a biased view and at times a racist, egotistical view of themselves. If anything, Chomsky is promoting the multilateral, Austrian economic new economic order. I don't disagree with most of what he says, such as his view on Adam SMith and classical Liberalism free markets. I do question him though.

I wonder what his take on desollarizarion is, the Belt Road Inititive and Israel, Russia, China alliance.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My one quibble would be that I’m fairly certain the US is the puppet of the world central banking system and not the other way around

Destroying Iran benefits Israel. The US gains nothing.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]sodasplash 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I’m not a Chomsky fan when it comes to domestic politics but he hardly misses when it comes to international politics and this is no exception.

My one quibble would be that I’m fairly certain the US is the puppet of the world central banking system and not the other way around.

Top Adviser to Richard Nixon Admitted that 'War on Drugs' was Policy Tool to Go After Anti-War Protesters and 'Black People' by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For this statement you can quickly get the mace against tinfoilhats evidence theorists.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So well said. The smear campaign against him is relentless, yet he spells out the naked truth with such calm precision.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]cant_even 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Now for the weekly designation of Chomsky as a "self-hating Jew" by the Likud-Zionist wing.

Newspeak: New Microsoft Word AI Makes Your Writing Politically Correct by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]farmboy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think there may be bigger things to worry about in the world, wouldn't you say? This appears to just be suggestions on how to write in a more concise and professional manner. No one is forcing you to use the suggestions.

Top Adviser to Richard Nixon Admitted that 'War on Drugs' was Policy Tool to Go After Anti-War Protesters and 'Black People' by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]OrphanedPixel 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Archive link:

http://archive.fo/I91oO

Sources used in article:

”Top adviser to Richard Nixon admitted that ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’”, NY Daily News:

http://archive.fo/7dW2h

”Legalize It All”, Harper’s Magazine:

http://archive.fo/kXy2l

Drug Policy Alliance event info:

http://archive.fo/yHDOM

”The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Race”, Drug Policy Alliance:

http://archive.fo/u9t9o

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

[–]magnora7[S] 12 insightful - 2 fun12 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You know those people who gatekeep Chomsky and say you shouldn't listen to him at all? This talk about Iran is the exact type of stuff the people who design that propaganda don't want you hearing and paying attention to.

US imperialistic goals are here laid bare. It's an open secret for anyone willing to pay attention.

Top Adviser to Richard Nixon Admitted that 'War on Drugs' was Policy Tool to Go After Anti-War Protesters and 'Black People' by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Zettelkittel 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For this statement you can quickly get the mace against tinfoilhats.

War on Whistleblowers: Air Force Vet Daniel Hale Arrested For Leaking Drone War Info by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

When telling the truth is deemed a crime against the state, and state-sanctioned war criminals are celebrated by the bubblehead nightly propaganda, we have already got one foot enmired in a dangerous oligarchy.

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk' Database by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There's a HUGE fucking difference between crime and fear of crime.

Trump's Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Leaks by d3rr in WorldPolitics

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Shit in your own mouth.

Roger Waters on Palestine: “You Have to Stand Up for People’s Human Rights All Over the World” by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]IdleHands 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What are human rights but a temporary permission?

Who defines human rights but the strong oppressor?

Assange to Extradition Court: ‘I Won’t Surrender to the US for Doing Journalism’ by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]PikonParadox 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people". We The People want Julian Assange to go free. Is there anyone that thinks Assange should be punished because he deserves to and not because the Constitution says so?

Assange to Extradition Court: ‘I Won’t Surrender to the US for Doing Journalism’ by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]toxic_masculinity 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

the cia invented metoo. they weaponized feminism so that no man is safe from being instantly hated by half the population. Assange was stupid about women.

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Get a vasectomy.

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not important at all, internet fren. That has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the fact that you're going around this site being a disingenuous ass to everyone you can.

I wish you god speed in never believing anything anyone ever says again.

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Administrator 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

War is a state of mind, no matter the socioeconomic system.

Treat the cause, not the symptom.

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]XYY 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

because they are smart,they dont fight in there own backyard

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I did. How important is it to you to prove you are right though? Because I'm not going to believe anything you write after this.

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

War is absolutely necessary. Did you read my entire sentence?