In cybernetic capitalism the distinction between government and corporate is a false dichotomy.
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And the NSA hoovering up Americans' communications data.
NSA's domestic spying is highly secretive and covert.
They run away from any sunlight and do not engage in propaganda, which would've blown their secrets.
So which organizations ("government" or "corporate") are responsible for our domestic propaganda ops?
Why do people still use Reddit? My impression is that it's so heavily censored as to be utterly worthless as a "news" site, and has been for many years. Am I missing something?
What job titles and keywords are used in ads for troll operator positions? I would love to read some of their job postings.
Reading job ads is a good way to see what the Empire is actually working on. For instance, if you work on databases, the job ads in Northern Virginia are just fascinating. Read them for a while if you wish to be disabused of the silly notion that we live in a free republic. Similarly, I suspect job ads for troll operators would give some insight into the ideologies and memes promulgated by the financialist cybernetic police state.
My neighborhood bar uses an old mechanical cash register - the kind you pull a lever to operate. Pretty sure it will work just fine even without internet connectivity to China.
Except it's definitely software, and definitely open source. So you just want Github to censor READMEs you don't like?
There is no defense. Accusation is guilt.
Medicine is a political practice.
Twitter - come for the banality, stay for the censorship!
"it is a well known fact that universal panoptic surveillance is good for free society and democracy"
synonyms: reality, actuality, certainty, power;
Just exactly WHEN are you, you lazy fucking little sheep of a wussy man sitting on your couch reading this, going to GET UP OFF YOUR ASS, and call / write / visit your lawmaker and DEMAND that this shit be stopped?
Right after I finish shouting into the wind and shaking my fist at the sky.
So you consider the Spanish Inquisition to be nearly a utopia? Now I understand your position better!
I'm not inclined to accept confession as evidence at all. When a person "confesses" to a court there is very high likelihood and risk that they have done so under some form of duress. If the prosecution has no case other than a confession, then they simply have no case. I have heard the law indeed operates this way in some of the European states.
True, the 97% "confession" rate doesn't tell us whether or not we're a Stalinist tyranny. But it's solid prima facie evidence of some variant of tyranny.
Also, no sane person would willingly subject themselves to a lifetime of torture in the gulags. To do so would itself call into doubt their sanity. Not sure what you were smoking when you wrote that.
A 97% "confession" rate is something straight out of a Stalinist tyranny. This is a political value judgement - that's NOT the society I want to live in.