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America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead | Mother Jones

121 words by attila written on 2013–01–05, last edit: 2013–01–06, tags: env, system

America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead | Mother Jones.

In a sea of posts and articles about the hideous reality we have created for ourselves it becomes easy to get lulled by the gentle sway of your crude little life-raft as you watch the sharks doing lazy … read more

An open letter from bunnie, author of Hacking the Xbox: | No Starch Press

54 words by attila written on 2013–03–11, last edit: 2013–03–11, tags: hacking, pigs, rights, system

An open letter from bunnie author of Hacking the Xbox: | No Starch Press.

Well-written criticism of the US Justice system posed as an open letter where the author coincidentally states he and his publisher are making the electronic version of his book on hacking xboxes freely … read more

Catholic Church and Pope Francis: Religious institutions are exempted from nonprofit disclosure rules, so nobody knows how rich they really are. - Slate Magazine

246 words by attila written on 2013–04–08, last edit: 2013–04–08, tags: banks, capitalism, church, empire, finance, system

Catholic Church and Pope Francis: Religious institutions are exempted from nonprofit disclosure rules so nobody knows how rich they really are. - Slate Magazine.

{–Vow of poverty my ass.–}

Roni pointed out that my first attempt at flippant commentary falls on … read more

Exporting pacification to Mexico - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

42 words by attila written on 2013–06–10, last edit: 2013–06–10, tags: mexico, pigs, system, zapata

Exporting pacification to Mexico - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Well-written piece about the exportation of Israeli “pacification” expertise and technology to Mexico for use against the Zapatistas in Chiapas.

No that’s not a conspiracy theory just a mutually beneficial business proposition. … read more

Farming subsidies: this is the most blatant transfer of cash to the rich | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

95 words by attila written on 2013–07–01, last edit: 2013–07–01, tags: agro, finance, food, poor, rights, system

Farming subsidies: this is the most blatant transfer of cash to the rich | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.

This is a kick-ass piece from a kick-ass dude: George Monbiot. I haven’t been following his blog at … read more

Hacktivists Want to Free the Net by Building a New One From Scratch | Motherboard

58 words by attila written on 2013–08–26, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: hacking, open-source, pigs, privacy, ratd, system

Hacktivists Want to Free the Net by Building a New One From Scratch | Motherboard.

See also: … read more

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor | OregonLive.com

167 words by attila written on 2012–12–26, last edit: 2012–12–26, tags: capitalism, china, empire, globalization, rights, system

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor | OregonLive.com.

It is impossible for me not to be skeptical but even so the best possible face you could put on this would be: some English-speaking person faked a note by an internee at a Chinese forced labor camp and … read more

How Israel legitimises torturing Palestinians to death - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

36 words by attila written on 2013–02–25, last edit: 2013–02–25, tags: palestine, pigs, system

How Israel legitimises torturing Palestinians to death - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Thank you Ms. Silver for writing this brief factual pointed piece that sums up the situation plainly. This is what journalists are supposed to do. … read more

Lessons from the al-Qaeda chronicles: Romney and the attack on women - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

46 words by attila written on 2012–11–05, last edit: 2012–11–05, tags: afghan, gender, pigs, system, taliban, wve

Lessons from the al-Qaeda chronicles: Romney and the attack on women - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Tarak Barkawi once again proves he is a curmudgeon worthy of respect by screaming his head off and beating a drum while riding around on yet another obvious invisible elephant. … read more

Mahmoud Abbas’ real “accomplishment” was not the UN vote on Palestine - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

90 words by attila written on 2012–12–03, last edit: 2012–12–03, tags: hamas, palestine, pigs, rights, system, un

Mahmoud Abbas’ real “accomplishment” was not the UN vote on Palestine - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

This guy is plenty angry and I don’t blame him. He writes well and although I generally find writers that constantly refer to their own … read more

This is Anarcho-Herbalism

35 words by attila written on 2013–03–15, last edit: 2013–03–15, tags: diy, env, sick, system

This is Anarcho-Herbalism.

This is the real point:

A society of people who are responsible for their own health and able to gather or grow their own medicines is a hard society to rule. … read more

McDonald’s: Stop putting employee wages on fee-riddled debit cards | SumOfUs

58 words by attila written on 2013–06–25, last edit: 2013–06–25, tags: banks, mcd, poor, system

McDonald’s: Stop putting employee wages on fee-riddled debit cards | SumOfUs.

I don’t get it. These people should be proud to sponsor their patriotic corporate masters’ continuing march towards perfect efficiency. As long as everyone pulls together as a team nobody will … read more

McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert | UK news | The Guardian

264 words by attila written on 2013–06–21, last edit: 2013–06–21, tags: mcd, pigs, system

McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert | UK news | The Guardian.

The UK.pigs placed an undercover operative in an anti-McD activism group who ended up rising in their ranks and wrote an anti-McD leaflet that sparked a multi-million dollar legal action against the … read more

Monsanto versus the people - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

94 words by attila written on 2013–01–24, last edit: 2013–01–30, tags: agro, capitalism, corp, ip, patents, pigs, system

Monsanto versus the people - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

This author has been hammering on Monsanto consistently. She does a good job of pointing at sources and staying factual. It is difficult not to sound like like an hysterical conspiracy theorist when writing … read more

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ to grant biotech industry total immunity over GM crops?

35 words by attila written on 2013–04–08, last edit: 2013–04–08, tags: agro, env, food, gmo, system

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ to grant biotech industry total immunity over GM crops?.

Apparently Obama’s done with change we can believe in and has moved on to change that will jingle in his pocket. Nice. … read more

NYPD report confirms manipulation of crime stats | Reuters

51 words by attila written on 2013–03–25, last edit: 2013–03–25, tags: crime, pigs, statistics, system

NYPD report confirms manipulation of crime stats | Reuters.

You mean you could use computers to fudge the numbers? NOWAY I thought computers LOVED and REVERED numbers like WE love JESUS Isn’t THAT why the Cylons were defeated?

… I KNEW I shouldn’t have trusted that history teacher from Texas… … read more

Obama’s rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

76 words by attila written on 2013–09–10, last edit: 2013–09–10, tags: pigs, rights, syria, system, wot

Obama’s rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.

THANK YOU George Monbiot. Once again in a sea of mealy-mouthed bullshit and cluelessness there are a very few people who actually say … read more

Profit and security at the London Olympics - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

29 words by attila written on 2012–07–18, last edit: 2012–07–18, tags: empire, pigs, system

Profit and security at the London Olympics - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

This guy frequently writes things I like. His article on being an “arab” post–9/11 is excellent. … read more

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

58 words by attila written on 2013–01–24, last edit: 2013–01–30, tags: agro, empire, env, food, gmo, ip, pigs, system

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops.

This is why you never trust the pigs. There’s no way of knowing all of the unintended consequences of their high-sounding bullshit beforehand but it is a certainty that there will be many and their … read more

Researchers find crippling flaws in GPS - Networks - SC Magazine Australia - Secure Business Intelligence

18 words by attila written on 2012–12–30, last edit: 2012–12–30, tags: boffins, panopticon, pigs, system

Researchers find crippling flaws in GPS - Networks - SC Magazine Australia - Secure Business Intelligence.

No. Fooling. I. Am. Shocked. … read more

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows | The Raw Story

75 words by attila written on 2013–06–17, last edit: 2013–06–17, tags: empire, pigs, rights, sheep, system

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows | The Raw Story.

Thank you Mr. Rove for finally saying out loud what has been obvious for a long time to anyone with two neurons left to rub together. The … read more

Sewage Plants Struggle To Treat Wastewater Produced By Fracking Operations | Chemical & Engineering News

58 words by attila written on 2013–03–26, last edit: 2013–03–26, tags: env, oil, system

Sewage Plants Struggle To Treat Wastewater Produced By Fracking Operations | Chemical & Engineering News.

I’m sure the fracking people had the cost of treating the wastewater stream baked in to their models and accounted for the cost to the public up-front. Naturally. Otherwise their projected costs would’ve been totally skewed and way too optimistic… … read more

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom

172 words by attila written on 2013–08–25, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: banks, capitalism, crash, finance, gold, pigs, system

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom.

This is one of several articles at this vice.com place that have caught both of our eyes recently they have several sister sites including one focused on MMA one on hacking culture news etc. … read more

Violent economic ‘reforms’ and the growing violence against women - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

82 words by attila written on 2013–01–01, last edit: 2013–01–01, tags: agro, capitalism, rights, system, women

Violent economic ‘reforms’ and the growing violence against women - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

A privatised corporate state must rapidly become a police state. … An economics of deregulation of commerce of privatisation and commodification of seeds and food land and water women and children … read more

Wal-Mart plans to hire 100,000 veterans over five years - Yahoo! Finance

58 words by attila written on 2013–01–24, last edit: 2013–01–24, tags: crash, empire, sheep, system, wot

Wal-Mart plans to hire 1 veterans over five years - Yahoo Finance.

So… go kill-or-be-killed for 4 years in some hell-hole we created by people we funded then come home and trade your rifle and uniform in for a name tag and two 1 -minute bathroom breaks a shift. That … read more

Why Spend $50 Billion for an Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better? | IPS Writers in the Blogosphere

51 words by attila written on 2013–07–09, last edit: 2013–07–09, tags: aipac, empire, iran, israel, nuke, oil, pigs, system

Why Spend $5 Billion for an Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better? | IPS Writers in the Blogosphere.

Factual piece about the reality of AIPAC’s ability to distort the truth and influence policy in the face of overwhelming evidence to the … read more

And now, a message from the Chief Dissonance Officer

688 words by attila written on 2003–02–07, last edit: 2016–08–05, tags: rant, snark, system

Friends Americans Countrymen lend me your fears.

Heh heh little joke there. Hello it’s me your Chief Dissonance Officer showing you that I’m not afraid of a little joke now and then just like anyone else. I’d like to have a frank little chat with you … read more

This Is Not Our Planet

1405 words by attila written on 2012–11–27, last edit: 2012–11–28, tags: agro, rant, system

This is not our planet. It is A planet and as far as we are concerned it is THE planet but it is not OUR planet. It is a planet that many other life-forms are unfortunate enough to share with us … read more


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