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Originally posted by jackflap
reply to post by TinfoilTP
Isn't every persona you meet on the net in reality some overweight, greasy, cheesepuff eating, cardiovasculary challenged, 40 something, waste of flesh typing on his moms computer in the basement?
Thanks for letting us all in on your physical attributes. I for one cannot be described by the above as I'm sure many of the other people I that I interact with on this sight cannot be.
It could be that your spending too much time in Mom's basement. You've obviously developed some sort of complex that compels you to refer to yourself as a waste of flesh. I would suggest intensive psycho therapy, lots of fresh air and for heaven's sake get some sun.
Isn't every persona you meet on the net in reality some overweight, greasy, cheesepuff eating, cardiovasculary challenged, 40 something, waste of flesh typing on his moms computer in the basement? Come on, get back to reallity. How would this influence anyone other than a complete internet virgin? Are you all reading every piece of spam? Expecting Ed McMahon at your door with your prize check? Sending moneygrams to people from craigslist? Waiting for your inheritance from Nirobi?
Ooohhh oooohh a personal attack, now you're special
Spy bloggers not ‘friending’ U.S. targets, Centcom says Posted at 1:31 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011
The U.S. Central Command says its new “Persona” social media "infiltration" software is designed to cozy up to extremist bloggers overseas, not law-abiding Americans chatting on Facebook or similar sites. Earlier this month, the Web buzzed with a report that the software was designed to “manage ‘fake people’ on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues,” implying that the Defense Department was targeting critics of the war in Afghanistan and other conflicts. Further compounding a sinister view of the software was the discovery of e-mails from the head of a company implicated in “dirty tricks” against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and a pro-labor organization, which discussed how such technology could be used. "There are a variety of social media tricks we can use to add a level of realness to all fictitious personas...” wrote Aaron Barr, the chief executive officer of HBGary Federal, a Colorado Springs company whose hacked e-mails revealed plans to attack critics of Bank of America and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Barr resigned Feb. 28 “to allow the company to move on after an embarrassing data breach,” according to the technology Web site ThreatPost.
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
reply to post by xuenchen
Nope i'm not a doctor, but i have worked around people with mental problems, especially the manic variety and i was just saying i have seen similar things from people having an episode, you might also notice if you try and stop some of your condescension that i suggested the person see a doctor. Thinking someone might have something wrong and suggesting they seek professional medical advice isn't playing doctor, it's showing concern.
Your post didn't really add anything now did it.
Since then the US invested massively in their military and a new strategy took place. Instead of invading other countries and leaving troops there as a peace keeping force for many years like ancient rome and Britain tried, the US adopts a strategy of simply destabalizing regions. By doing this there never rises a power that can rival it's own. consider the wars the Us has undertaken in recent times and the known intelligence operations. Everything has been about distabalizing other countries rather than occupying them or supporting regimes that give their resources in return.
I believe the internet could also be used as a weapon for this strategy.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I think you are replying to an I-bot, as in Internet roBot. This tech has been in use now for at least a decade. An early usage for I-Bots was in E-Bay, to make last second bids. It is also widely used for internet pornography.
Notice that throughout the long post, not one coherent sentence was completed. Earlier on in the thread I ousted another poster who I believed to be an I-Bot. I never noticed a reply to deny this. I think ATS is infested with I-Bots, who primarily put out short posts that essentially say nothing, but do deliver some kind of propaganda statement. They serve several purposes.
The most powerful man in Libya outside the Gadhafi family is a U.S.-educated spy master suspected of masterminding two of the world’s deadliest terrorist attacks and brutally repressing political opponents.
But Musa Kusa, Libya’s foreign minister, is a man of stark contrasts, having also been instrumental in helping the CIA fight al-Qaida and unravel the A.Q. Khan nuclear smuggling network.
Kusa gained his credibility and notoriety during the 20-plus years he served as intelligence chief before Gadhafi elevated him to his current post in 2009.
“He is no doubt the most powerful man in the government after the Gadhafi family,” said one U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity.....
Certainly, there is a longstanding connection between Kusa and the U.S. and U.K. intelligence services, discussed in little-noticed sections of former CIA Director George Tenet’s memoir, “At the Center of the Storm.”
Kussa attended Michigan State University, earning a bachelor's in sociology in 1978.
Musa Kusa, Libya's ‘envoy of death,’ escapes UN sanctions list ....
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by xuenchen
There was a big long drama on another thread with the end result being the removal of several posts and some putative measures taken against members for suggesting that someone was a paid shill.
Just to let you know the mod consensus seemed to be that suggesting a member, any member, regardless what they were posting, was a shill was a violation of the TnC. So I-bot with caution.
Even if it is the truth, it may get you in trouble.
The brutal killing of a young man who reportedly was beaten to death by police appears to have helped galvanize protesters in Egypt, stoking anti-government anger for months before thousands took to the streets in a bid to bring a 30-year regime to its knees.
Egyptians, it seems, have not forgotten about the June death of Khaled Said, a 28-year-old man who, according to witnesses and his family, was publicly beaten to death by police in Alexandria, reportedly as punishment for possession of a video of the officers dividing the spoils of a drug bust.
An Egyptian woman previews the Facebook page showing the picture of Khaled Said, who was reportedly tortured to death by the police in Alexandria, Egypt.
A Facebook page created by an anonymous activist in Said's name has played a major role in the country's protests, rallying thousands of young Egyptians to rise up against President Hosni Mubarak and an oppressive government that rights groups say regularly employs torture and human rights violations to stay in power.
The page "We are all Khaled Said," which today had more than 36,000 fans, has provided kindling for Egypt's unrest for months. But, as Newsweek reports, the page seemed to take on new energy after the December suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, a university graduate and vegetable seller in Tunisia, sparked anti-government demonstrations across the Middle East.
Since then, the anonymous activist behind the page, who goes by "El Shaheed," or "The Martyr," has helped organize dozens of protests and called for the overthrow of Mubarak's decades-long regime.
El Shaheed, who communicates via a Gmail account and refused to give any details about his identity, said the protests that began online have taken on a life of their own. "Internet is down but people no longer need internet," he told AOL News via gchat Tuesday. The protests, he said, have become "fully organic" and no longer need to be organized online.
Last month though, the blogger told Newsweek that the wave of protests had renewed hope among Egyptian activists that they could topple Mubarak's government.
"A lot of Egyptians lost that hope years ago," the anonymous activist told Newsweek over Gchat.
"Now people start to pay more attention to the activists, and there is a hope that we can make it."
Al Jazeera, local citizens protested in the street with "a rock in one hand, a cell phone in the other." The name of Bouazizi and the name of his small city, became global hashtags on Twitter. Soon people around the world were tweeting #Tunisia, as anti-government protests rocked the small nation.In Egypt, it was the stark sound of a single gunshot, the image of an unknown protester falling heavily to the ground and the voices of his panicked comrades carrying his limp body away.
The Role of the Internet and Social Media
One thread that weaves itself through the series of revolts is social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter. Social networking freely “advertised” these revolts everywhere, according to the following, by overcoming the individual nations’ Internet laws.
Social media's role in North Africa's unrest
"Social media is key to the revolution taking place in North Africa, and this may actually be the first time a government leader has lost power because of social media," said Darrell West, the vice president for governance studies at the Brookings Institution, referring to the ousting of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali…
"In the Iranian election protests of 2009, government people would put their own information on Twitter, sometimes disinformation to try and confuse people, saying this person is a government informant and things like that," Carafano said.
However, countries like Egypt are “intermittently blocking” sites like Facebook and Twitter, despite the fact that they are insisting that the sites are freely available.
Channel 4 News, 26-January-2011
Egypt Bans Protests after Unrest,
Activity Continues Online
Egypt's government denies that social media websites like Twitter and Facebook have been disrupted, saying the government respects freedom of expression.
"The government would not resort to such methods," cabinet spokesman Magdy Rady said, after Egyptians complained social media sites were being blocked and mobile networks disrupted…
The front page of state newspapers put the protests in Lebanon as its top story today - ahead of the extraordinary scenes at home, which were covered lower down. The paper announced that grateful citizens had given the police flowers and chocolates. So perhaps it’s no wonder activists have turned to Facebook and Twitter.
Both sites are intermittently blocked now protesters say they are still finding new ways of spreading the word.
Flowers and chocolates? This type of ridiculous disinformation comes from the government news agencies in these nations. It’s no wonder that people are turning to Facebook and Twitter to avoid reading it.
The situations of the people in the revolting nations are quite clear. The mobs are asking repeatedly for jobs and food, but one has to wonder what will happen to Israel, the US and other non-Islamic nations that depend on stable governments in the Middle East and North Africa. What, especially, does Israel think of these events? How are they already suffering?
These nations all seem to be what we call Third-World nations. That is to say that most of their people seem to live either at or below the poverty line. So, the riots seem to be more about food prices than regime change. Therefore, needless to say, the people struggle every day to keep themselves and their families fed, clothed, sheltered and healthy. Additionally, the food struggles are reaching the United States, with riots in Wisconsin. These have taken the shape of demonstrations against governmental cutting of such vital services as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and against the state’s decision to discontinue employing union workers. The only nation in the Middle East that does not seem to be rioting over food and regime change is Israel.
The food crisis, however, is very real, as this article suggests.
Food Prices Climb 0.5% in January
Bad weather has damaged harvests in Russia, Australia, Argentina and elsewhere. At the same time, rapid growth in developing countries is raising demand. Global food prices have risen 29 percent in the past year, according to a World Bank report Tuesday. They are just 3 percent below the all-time peak reached in 2008.
Higher food prices are pushing overall inflation up in developing countries and contributing to political unrest. China said Tuesday that consumer prices rose 4.9 percent in January, driven by a 10.3 percent jump in food costs.
Note that the article states that the total food price increase for last year was 29%, just 3% lower than 2008, when the world economy crashed. What does that tell people who must survive on low or fixed incomes? It says that the so-called recovery is taking a long time to come, the slow “recovery” is taking its toll on the poorest of the world, who may have been content to live under brutal dictatorships as long as they could have afford food.
Now that food costs are at their highest since the 2008 crash, according to FAO Food Price Index, forcing the poor to use almost all their income on food and lodging, they are revolting against their governments to try to lower food costs and they think that regime change will accomplish this. Besides the riots, how are people doing this? They are doing it with the help of the Internet.
why let the top guy go to get snatched up by the enemy so he can be employed making it for them? This defies logic, I mean people disapear for inventing free energy but they let this guy go???
On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON....
Former Congressman Louis T. McFaddens's "heart-failure sudden-death" on Oct. 3, 1936,
....The first attack came in the form of two revolver shots fired at him from ambush as he was alighting from a cab in front of one of the Capital hotels. Fortunately both shots missed him, the bullets burying themselves in the structure of the cab.
"He became violently ill after partaking of food at a political banquet at Washington. His life was only saved from what was subsequently announced as a poisoning by the presence of a physician friend....
First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Daly (1969)
...To everyone's surprise, Morgan admitted that the bank routinely created money "out of thin air" for its loans, and that this was standard banking practice. "It sounds like fraud to me," intoned Presiding Justice Martin Mahoney amid nods from the jurors.... The court rejected the bank's claim for foreclosure, and the defendant kept his house....
ustice Mahoney, who was not dependent on campaign financing or hamstrung by precedent, went so far as to threaten to prosecute and expose the bank. He died less than six months after the trial, in a mysterious accident that appeared to involve poisoning.... www.webofdebt.com...
... F.B.I. agents investigating the deadly anthrax letters of 2001 finally zeroed in last year on a different suspect:
....investigators built a case against the second one, Bruce E. Ivins, a highly respected microbiologist who had worked for many years to design a better anthrax vaccine.
The apparent suicide of Dr. Ivins, a Red Cross volunteer and amateur juggler who had won the Defense Department’s highest civilian award in 2003, was a dramatic turn in one of the largest criminal investigations in the nation’s history.... www.nytimes.com...
Back to the point of the thread, yet again....The main honcho at the company who made this app has been canned. That is what usually happens when you waste company money on a worthless project.
Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by ianchattan
Ian, so you say, so you say, but that is all you say. And IT is not listening, and it is not even in this universe, just like you so said, so why say it in the first place? Say no more. Done and done, on both accounts of saying anything you have said nothing.
I get it now, any poster who is not on board and sheeple'n along nicely, must be a bot.
I got a thought.....if this app is so great and top shelf warrior material for cyber warfare, why let the top guy go to get snatched up by the enemy so he can be employed making it for them? This defies logic, I mean people disapear for inventing free energy but they let this guy go???