http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032608D.shtml

Another “Sir! No Sir!” moment…

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http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/speeches/2008/ag_speech_080328.html

Everybody else is bleating about this speech because it contains this:

“Criminal syndicates, and in some cases even terrorist groups, view IP crime as a lucrative business

Big deal. It’s probably true. So what?

No, my beef is with the imbecile who drafted:

A Russian mobster selling fake handbags through a middleman in New York may also be selling pirated DVDs in London, counterfeit AIDS medicine in Africa, and child pornography over the internet.

who clearly hasn’t got the faintest idea about what MATTERS. Equating property rights with the life and death issue of AIDS or the permanent psychological scarring left by child rape is a psychotic contortion.

The whole thing is classic feeble minded Police State propaganda as well. Anything we disapprove may give aid and comfort to the enemy…

That’s the logic you need to justify treating filesharers, cannabis smokers or dissidents as evil criminals who can be locked up or occasionally murdered as though to prevent social harm. That deliberate intimidation of and brutality against your own citizens in order to force compliance is itself bog standard terrorism.

But State terrorism is vastly worse than private sector terrorism. They have vastly greater resources, are every bit as ruthless and at least when the private terrorist attacks you, we can call upon the services of the State to protect us and to retaliate, if appropriate, on our behalf. To whom do we turn for protection and retaliation when the hostile attacker is our own State?

Anti-War Protest in Hollywood, CA – March 15, 2008

http://ringospictures.com/index.php?page=20080315

FreeThoughtPedia.com & View topic – There was a knock at my door today… guess who?

http://forum.freethoughtpedia.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=18

the comment most worth reading is the third one by Grismar…

Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19640.htm

well this was 4 days ago, what are they waiting for?

http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/trent.htm

ah, nothing like a good conspiracy theory to warm the cockles…
and this one’s a doozy…

Best Buy Calls Cops On You For Telling Fellow Customer Jawbone Headset Is Overpriced, Sucks – The Consumerist

http://consumerist.com/372959/best-buy-calls-cops-on-you-for-telling-fellow-customer-jawbone-headset-is-overpriced-sucks

obvious breach of his 1st amendment rights, amongst others; as well as a ‘king stupid PR stunt on the part of best buy. Note that it is also what we might call petty “police state” ism in that it reveals the kind of psychological mind set a compliant population can drift into when resort to Authority is presented as the answer to everything…