Dredd commented on the blog post New York Times Reporters Avoid Investigative Journalism When Covering Israel’s Bombing of UN-Run School
Those you write about who whitewash whole-scale murder are culturally indoctrinated.
Dredd commented on the blog post Wikipedia Bans Congress For A Week After ‘Disruptive’ Edits
Lots of gummit folk help catapult the propaganda since 2009 (Catapulting The Wikipropaganda?).
Dredd commented on the blog post Lawsuit Argues Children Deported by US Government Have Their Due Process Rights Violated
Thank you so much Kevin for this coverage and report.
Let’s hope the plaintiffs prevail.
Dredd commented on the blog post ACLU Report on Militarized Policing: SWAT Team Deployments, Federal Programs Foster Warrior Mentality
Some folks have been wondering if the military will become the police for a long time now.
Actions speak louder than words.
The words “military” and “police” are only words.
Their actions speak louder than words, in terms of determining if there is a difference between military and police.
The words don’t determine the difference.
The crusader pathogen is very persistent now for centuries.
Thank you for your accurate perspective.
Dredd commented on the blog post In Effect, Appeals Court Rules Torture & Abuse is All ‘Foreseeable’ Part of Job at Guantanamo Bay
For those anthropologists looking for signs of psychopathy in government officials, this will be a notable find.
Thanks for your service in keeping us informed Kevin.
Dredd commented on the blog post Government Demands Whistleblower Organization’s Encrypted Files
“POGO refused to provide the records ..”
A breath of fresh-air sanity in an insane government environment.
Dredd commented on the blog post Daniel Ellsberg: Both Manning & Snowden Exposed Government Secrecy to Proper Debate
Long live Ellsberg.
Dredd commented on the blog post Snowden’s Revelations Led to an Exponential Increase in US Media Coverage of the NSA
Somebody has to stimulate journalism. Long live Snowden.
Frank Luntz, republican strategist recognized this a long time ago:
We have spent the last seven years examining how best to communicate complicated ideas and controversial subjects. The terminology in the upcoming environmental debate needs refinement, starting with “global warming’’ and ending with enVironmentalism, It’s timefor us to start talking about “climate change” insteud of global warming and “conservation” instead of preservation.
(Luntz Memo). They study the voter’s mind to find out how to frame issues, as George Lakoff has been trying to say for so long.
These battles are being lost because we have no idea who we are dealing with.
Dredd commented on the blog post In NYT Review of Greenwald’s Book, Vanity Fair Editor Endorses Criminalizing Journalists Who Publish Leaks
Michael Kinsley is a presstitute.
Dredd commented on the blog post Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Whether Government Employees Can Go to Press & Blow the Whistle
Whistleblowing was required of citizens in the early years of our history.
Dredd commented on the blog post Podcast: Who Would Be Responsible if an Autonomous Killer Robot Committed War Crimes?
The human automoton within, the amygdala, can become a feature of our entire culture, and make the culture itself have autonomic reactions to fear. War crimes are a result whether we make machines do it or we “do it in the flesh.” Either way the culture is implicated too.
Thanks to Human Rights Watch and to Kevin Gosztola for bringing these developments about killer machines to our attention.
Very well said.
“See if you can figure out where this all leads to.”
It becomes a spiral into ever increasing instability:
The data may be a further sign that the U.S. is becoming a Plutonomy – an economy dependent on the spending and investing of the wealthy. And Plutonomies are far less stable than economies built on more evenly distributed income and mass consumption. “I don’t think it’s healthy for the economy to be so dependent on the top 2% of the income distribution,” Mr. Zandi said. He added that, “In the near term it highlights the fragility of the recovery.”
Dredd commented on the blog post USAID Contractors Labeled Cuban ‘Twitter’ Users ‘Pro-Revolution,’ ‘Apolitical,’ or ‘Anti-Revolutionary’
“the latest report from AP exposes more of the disingenuous nature of official comments coming from USAID on the project.”
It would be scary and out of place for them to begin to be honest with us.
Dredd commented on the blog post Clapper Goes on Tour to Persuade University Students Snowden Is No Whistleblower, Not a Hero
Clapper won’t get a Pulitzer.
Dredd commented on the blog post Nothing Will Ever Convince Most Shrill Critics of Snowden That He Is Not a Kremlin Tool
Our leaders gave the same answer that Putin gave. We know they were lying. If Putin was lying it will come out eventually as it did with our leaders.
Dredd commented on the diary post Coates, Chait and the Iraq war understanding of gratitude by danps.
Once, at the beginning of progress, 100% of U.S. presidents owned slaves. Then it went to half that. And now, it is down to twenty-seven percent of U.S. Presidents have owned slaves ( The Germ Theory – of Government – 7 ). Progress is not the end of a matter. It is the beginning too, and it happens [...]
Dredd commented on the blog post Court: Improper for Judiciary to Decide Whether Killing US Citizens with Drones Violates Due Process Rights
There is hornbook law that applies:
It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases, must of necessity expound and interpret that rule. If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each.
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