They found a criminal.
Not only is he a terrorist himself (copyright terrorist) but he also supplies other terrorists (Homeland Security Classifies Returning US Veterans as Potential Terrorist Threat) with his stolen items.
At 92, a Bandit to Hollywood but a Hero to Soldiers
By ALAN SCHWARZ
Published: April 26, 2012
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — One of the world’s most prolific bootleggers of Hollywood DVDs loves his morning farina. He has spent eight years churning out hundreds of thousands of copies of “The Hangover,” “Gran Torino” and other first-run movies from his small Long Island apartment to ship overseas.
“Big Hy” — his handle among many loyal customers — would almost certainly be cast as Hollywood Enemy No. 1 but for a few details. He is actually Hyman Strachman, a 92-year-old, 5-foot-5 World War II veteran trying to stay busy after the death of his wife. And he has sent every one of his copied DVDs, almost 4,000 boxes of them to date, free to American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“…That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…”
Declaration of Independence
Isn’t it high time to abolish the system and govt. and institute a new one?
If you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem? ;–)
Some dickhead researchers are working on a method to reconstruct “inner speech” (that is mind reading to you and me) so no doubt the lawmakers will one day want access to our very thoughts. But the dickhead researchers carry as if there are no consequences…
Instead of constructing laws to help corporations and security services get access to our personal data, the lawmakers should be protecting us. That is why we need to start lobbying now for a “mind bill of rights”. Sounds bloody ludicrous but it is reaching that stage.
“If you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem? ;–)”
Exactly. The classic reason to accept privacy intrusion offered by the defenders of the status quo and the actions of the powers that be.
I had an ongoing debate with a fellow I used to work with. He thought I was being paranoid when I told him I thought that there were too many CCTV cameras in the UK.
His response was “If you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem? ;–)”
I later asked him, “Have you read 1984?” and the answer was “No”.
Some people are just uneducated. They might be intelligent, but they are still uneducated.
Fast forward and this story came out:
1,000 cameras ‘solve one crime’
When I show this article to this individual who thinks I’m paranoid, he has no response.
So, the classic response from these individuals is “You are being paranoid” along with “If you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem? ;–)” but when evidence points to the exact opposite, they say…. nothing.
This bill, this shit of a bill, is just beyond awful. People, it’s time that we start to encrypt everything and the Pirate Party of Canada has a few tips on how to do that:
Now we shall see if Obama will keep his word, at least this once, since he has said that he would veto CISPA. I highly doubt that he will veto it, though.
Good artwork, wb7.
“If you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem? ;–)” kind of assumes anything you have to ‘hide’ is evil or wrong rather than the regular personal and private details which are nobody else’s business. O-pression is what it is. Next time someone uses that wanker line on you ask him the length of his erect penis or diameter of her areolas. Idiots.
Again the people are stabbed in the back by congress. Obama will veto nothing. He works for the same cabal that congress does. Elections are a pure mind fuck. They will fix NOTHING!
*Viable Life = money = misinformation … in summation we are stuck [all of us].
Stuck with a valueless metaphor that is not reality but a nature- less, monetary concept[delusion] … an empty meaningless Data base
*Life = life forms adapting to an always fresh stream of accurate, information/energy transfer … U have a ticket to ride[we all do] the unity of nature, express awaits your consult.
Hell, within this volatile monetary paradigm, most of us are considered incapable of producing “value” and the rest, considered greedy bastards! This is the best we can expect within our limitations to act on misinformation. No time to be judgemental of a life form tying to get by out side it’s limitations. Acceptance of the knowledge gained from reasoning of observed facts, just may be a premise for a new model.
If you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem? ;–)
Depends on who is behind the camera:
A thief who wants to know when you are not home.
A sex pervert who gets his jollies from seeing your little girl or boy.
A red-coat nazi a–hole who wants to harass you for having a lemonade stand.
It all gets down to the age old question:
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Who watches the watchmen?
Wait! There is nothing to worry about here: Obama has threatened to veto the bill. Thank goodness. Imagine if there had been a corporatist shill in the White House…oh wait…
Keep your thoughts to yourself or else.
Please note that ongoing research will render silence useless as scientists get closer to reconstructing inner speech direct from your neural pathways. True story.
“It all gets down to the age old question:
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Who watches the watchmen?”
True, but there is a fundamental humanistic reality that needs to be addressed before we even get to that point on the chess board, and it is this:
Who is to decide what is worthy of being hidden? In other words, what needs to be hidden? A joint? Let’s cut the bullshit and put it this way: Who really believes that a free man in this day and age should be accosted by the police if he chooses to walk down the street smoking a joint? If you do believe that, check yourself in at the closest nut-house, ’cause you’re bat shit insane. Now, if you’re normal, you’ll realize, walking down the street and smoking a joint is not something you should have to hide.
So, total and complete agreement with What-me-worry? when he says ” kind of assumes anything you have to ‘hide’ is evil or wrong rather than the regular personal and private details which are nobody else’s business.”
FREEDOM OR DEATH, I CHOOSE.
I have about a 100,000 icons on my computer for creating programs but I can never find what I’m looking for. I actually had better results when I only had 500 Icons. Wonder if the FBI.CIA.NSA.DHS.COM.GOV has the same problem, can’t find the preverbial tree in a forrest, so the solution is we need more forrests maybe there’s a tree in one those forrests we haven’t looked yet.
@Apoc, Ya know what I’m gonna do today? I think I’ll twist one up and take a nice walk! Dum loquimur, fugerit invida Aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
@Mattdog .. where the hell is my brownie stash? … “i don know” she says , with a sly grin!
I suppose it keeps all the government hacks busy to push all these superfluous bills, like SOPA, or CISPA.
What they really want is a bill to legalize what has been going on for years now anyway.
Time for … DPISEA… the “Deep Packet Inspection Spyware Enforcement Act”.
(Probably needs work on a more catchy acronym).
And why not nationalize all the ISPs? I use the ATT Isp, and their collusion with government to provide ALL user tracking data is documented. But I have not been arrested and thrown into jail yet…
Wait! What is that pounding on the door? Uh oh, looks like scrum outside with machine guns.. the DOOR IS BURSTING OPEN!!! AAAGGG!!!!