Monthly Archive: May 2014

A student and a researcher at the University of …

A student and a researcher at the University of Nottingham, studying extremism, were arrested in 2008 after downloading the Handbook from a U.S. government site to a University of Nottingham computer. Twenty-six academics at the University signed a petition in protest of the arrests. They were released a week later, but one was subsequently charged with visa irregularities, and the ensuing controversy within the university led to the suspension of the educator teaching the terrorism course. Wikipedia: Al Qaeda Handbook (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

This is a graphic that defines a way of …

This is a graphic that defines a way of describing anything that has ever existed and everything that has ever happened, in any situation. The United States Military is operating at a conceptual level beyond every other school of thought except perhaps academic philosophy, because it has a much larger budget. Amazing Military Infographics (via fefe) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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While I pray that public awareness and debate will …

While I pray that public awareness and debate will lead to reform, bear in mind that the policies of men change in time, and even the Constitution is subverted when the appetites of power demand it. In words from history: Let us speak no more of faith in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of cryptography. Edward Snowden to Glenn Greenwald (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

The moral of the story is, is we’re here …

The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore. Kurt Vonnegut (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

There are many ways to kill.They can stab a …

There are many ways to kill. They can stab a knife in your guts, take away your bread, decide not to cure you from an illness, put you in a miserable house, torture you to death with work, take you to war, etc. Only a few of these are forbidden in our state. Bertolt Brecht (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)