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Comment: Re:FFS (Score 2) 135

by koan (#49765151) Attached to: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

I don't believe I mentioned 9/11, What I am trying to say is that every bit of this terrorism you see today is manufactured.
I was pretty specific about this.

As far as 9/11 goes, well maybe it was a straight forward attack maybe it wasn't, but the people in charge needed something like 9/11 to put their agenda into action.
Little chance the US would have gone to war and occupation of Iraq without it, and no way you get the PATRIOT act and the NSA issues without it.

By the way if you're under 30 I really don't want to hear from you again, you're too young to grasp this bit of history.

Here are the choices I think you have for 9/11.
A: Factions in the government not only knew, but assisted in it.
B: Factions in the government knew there was an attack coming, ignored warnings and allowed it to happen, but did not participate further than that.
C: Your government is telling the truth.

My personal choice is B.

9/11 can not be discussed rationally online, I realized this a long time ago, Just take a look at how you posted...

you need to get your head screwed on straight.

There are only 2 paths of discussion for the majority of the people out there.
A: The government told the truth.
B: Conspiracy nuts.

There is no "in between" has been my experience, no room for conjecture or debate. (again see your response)

What Eisenhower stated in his speech came true, every bit of his concern exist and thrives today.
ISIS and Al Q are manufactured crisis for the MIC.

I'll leave you with a saying that illustrates the above points.

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

Rahm Emanuel

9/11 was the crisis, the Never Ending War on Terrorism is "the opportunity".

Comment: Re:FFS (Score 1, Informative) 135

by koan (#49763985) Attached to: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State

CIA-funded al Qaeda

Start with the top link it leads to all the others, and there are a LOT of them.

Comment: FFS (Score 2) 135

by koan (#49763951) Attached to: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

Al-Qaeda and ISIS are manufactured FUD, why does media like /. want to further that crap?
A Primer:

A snippet:

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present

        and is gravely to be regarded.

Comment: Or worse (Score 1) 91

by koan (#49759525) Attached to: Death In the Browser Tab

People see so many they aren't affected emotionally any more.

Roman Colosseum anyone?

I think the sheer amount of movie violence made me desensitised enough to foolishly watch a beheading video, which I walked away from wondering what gets into peoples heads, besides the obvious bullshit of religion.
The Scott video was just another day in the life of a significant portion of our population, that in its self is tragic.

Comment: Re:This is the last fucking straw (Score 1) 528

by koan (#49754891) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Well because they get to decide what gets in and what gets left out, and I don't see how building your own Firefox is "bending over backwards".
I see a few choices, build your own, use a different one, or cry until they change it for you.
Looks like you're going the last route.

An Ada exception is when a routine gets in trouble and says 'Beam me up, Scotty'.