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Look at that FACE.

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Cutie.

Cutie.

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3liza:

ACTA passed one of the several voting gates it needs to get through before becoming law.

It was ratified in Poland last night.  This was the scene at Polish parliament afterwards, as (presumably) a bloc of anti-ACTA politicians expressed their displeasure and, perhaps without knowing it, foretell of the Anonymous repercussions to this bill.

Some things you should know:

  • Online petitions are meaningless.  While they are well-intentioned and organized, the signing of a digital petition takes about twenty seconds, and does not require that you leave your beanbag chair in the coal cellar.  Politicians know this, and pay just as much attention to online petitions as is warranted by a “political action” that is literally less strenuous than leaving a YouTube comment.
  • Nothing except direct action is going to do a goddamn thing.  This means getting out in the street, it means DDoSing, it means vicious and widespread boycotts, site blackouts, and other strongarm tactics that actually impact the flow of money from corporations to lobbyists to politicians.  How do you, as a tiny flailing consumer, do this?  You can’t, really.  You can join up with groups that are intent on doing actions that actually mean something, adding your voice to a chorus of hundreds or thousands, instead of screaming alone.  You can contact celebrities, the spokespeople of our time, as ask them to leverage their followers on the issue.  You can write to Tumblr and ask for more blackouts.  None of these things will be very effective, so don’t be too disappointed when they don’t work, but they sure as fuck are more effective than online petitions, and the intense response to SOPA by corporations and consumers was responsible for getting it “tabled” (not dead, but dreaming lies).
  • ACTA was already signed by Obama in September of 2011.  He had been praising the bill for over a year prior, and signed it without reservation.  Most of us didn’t hear about it, and he likely used the 9/11 coverage to make sure of that.

  • Eventually, one of these bills will pass, and the pro-corporate laws will go into effect.  Expect it.  Be prepared.  Learn to circumvent this garbage and you’ll have a leg up when the feds shut down the internet as we know it.

  • The best thing you can do now is install Tor and learn how to use it.  Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.  In order to circumvent the coming corporate takeover of the web, we’re going to have to go underground, creating a sub-internet of encrypted nodes known as a “darknet”.  It’s probably going to be like the internet was in the beginning, with most people only seeing what AOL wanted them to see, and only a small group of super-nerds existing outside of that bubble in the “real” internet.  It’ll take another twenty years for them to catch up to us again.

  • Welcome to the grim cyberpunk future.

Online petitions are meaningless.

Online petitions are meaningless.

Online petitions are meaningless.

Online petitions are meaningless.

Online petitions are meaningless.

Online petitions are meaningless.

(Source: 3liza)

The real reason for the official secrecy, in most instances, is not to keep the opposition (the CIA’s euphemistic term for the enemy) from knowing what is going on; the enemy usually does know. The basic reason for governmental secrecy is to keep you, the American public, from knowing - for you, too, are considered the opposition, or enemy – so that you cannot interfere. When the public does not know what the government or the CIA is doing, it cannot voice its approval or disapproval of their actions. In fact, they can even lie to your about what they are doing or have done, and you will not know it. As for the second advantage, despite frequent suggestion that the CIA is a rogue elephant, the truth is that the agency functions at the direction of and in response to the office of the president. All of its major clandestine operations are carried out with the direct approval of or on direct orders from the White House. The CIA is a secret tool of the president – every president. And every president since Truman has lied to the American people in order to protect the agency. When lies have failed, it has been the duty of the CIA to take the blame for the president, thus protecting him. This is known in the business as “plausible denial.” The CIA, functioning as a secret instrument of the U.S. government and the presidency, has long misused and abused history and continues to do so.

I enjoy watching Presidential Speeches just to watch Biden’s face.

That is a look of pure love he’s sporting right now.

religious-as-fuck-xvx:

israelfacts:

On This Day in 2009: When Palestinian children returned to school for the first day of classes since Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza ended, not all pupils showed up. Some students had to be excused for not attending after being killed by the Israeli army during its three-week bombing campaign of the besieged strip.

Over 300 Palestinian children were killed in ‘Operation Cast Lead’ — between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 — which took the lives of over 1,400 Palestinians in total.

Signs replaced the once-occupied seats at al-Fakhura School in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza; names of victims written under the word in red: ‘Martyr’, 24 January, 2009.

(Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / AP)

This fills me with rage.

obeytheowl:

headwreckage:

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination…

this is a very good article

andarix:

God Tier Giveaway Winner #2:  turntechgodmode

Time for Round III: Revenge of the God Tier

READ THE RULES, A LOT OF YOU ARE ALREADY DOING IT WRONG.  YOU MUST COMMENT WITH YOUR CLASS AND ELEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

Reblog this post-  I will pick one reblogger and do their character in this style (as kid or troll god tier, their choice), completely for free.  

It doesn’t have to be your character, you can enter on behalf of a friend to give them some art for the holidays!  Or you can request a canon character, who cares!

Rules:  

  • One REBLOG ONLY.  Likes will not count and reblogging more than once will disqualify you.
  • You do not have to be following me but it will help you see who wins if you do.
  • If you have a class/element you prefer, I’ll do that instead of your test results.
  • NEW RULE:  YOU MUST COMMENT ON YOUR REBLOG WITH YOUR CLASS AND ELEMENT.  IF YOU DO NOT, IT WILL BE IGNORED.
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  • Butts.  Again and forever.
  • If you have won before, you may enter again.
  • THIS PARTICULAR GIVEAWAY ENDS MONDAY at 6PM Dec 19th 2011

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Thank you and good luck!

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