I thought about posting talking D.C. Beltway booble-head…er…bobble-head links, but I just can’t bring myself to do that today, Opit and Americablog do a much better job than I do. So I’ll do what I do best, post some plausible tinfoil meme and see if it takes root.
If nothing else, social news site Digg.com learned that its users don’t dig being censored.
Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Digg, complete with a cease-and-desist letter, a mutinous user base and speculation that it might get sucked into a legal battle. In a blog post Tuesday afternoon, Digg CEO Jay Adelson wrote that the company was pulling down a number of news stories pertaining to a cracked HD DVD encryption key that could circumvent the digital rights management restrictions on the media discs.
The reason for the move, he said, was a cease-and-desist letter on behalf of the Advanced Access Content System, the consortium with ownership rights to the key that had been cracked. By including stories that linked to the key, the letter argued, Digg was breaking the law.
Spreading a busted encryption key all over the ‘Tubes? I can see where that can cause problems. And not just copyright issues either. And this must give Big Brother pause because no matter how good their datamining techniques or encryption keys are, there are people capable of breaking them and spreading counter memes all over the place. I don’t think all of those FEMA camps can hold that many people.
A dystopian civilization in the throes of extinction. A government poisoning its own citizens through the drinking water. Military police raiding private residences. The end of civil liberties. The creation of a Church-State. Mind control.
The contents of some conspiracy theorist’s personal manifesto? The plot of a rote first-person shooter? The results of a quick jaunt through Snopes.com? Actually, it’s all part of the elaborate (and somewhat terrifying) concept behind Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming Year Zero album (due April 17), details of which are currently being disseminated through a series of increasingly spooky — and downright odd — Web sites
That is quite a concept and entirely creepy because of its distinct plausibility. I haven’t heard anything from the NIN in years, in fact I thought they were broken up, like most of the 1990s alternative bands I listened to.
I’m going to keep my eyes and ears open for this on the ‘tubes, this will definately grow feet and run.
“Stay out of trouble!”: Meet the future of law enforcement.
Until recently, Juan Rodriguez was a freeway patrolman employed by the City of Chicago. Now he cruises the Chicago Skyway “for private owners,” reports the current issue of Business Week. “In the past, [Rodriguez] had to write out a ticket for each problem” — such as disabled vehicles, potholes, tire debris, and other traffic impediments. It would often taken the sclerotic municipal services department days to deal with the backlog.
However, on this particular morning all of the problems are cleared up before 10:30, which demonstrated to Rodriguez that the Skyway’s new owners “are taking the Skyway to a whole new level.”
The site this little story is from is run by a Christian Libertarian. He probably has voted GOPer like most libertarians do, but read the rest of this article before you prejudge; he mentions alot of things that the NWO is doing in this country, he even mentions the super-highway that’s being built through the heart of the Nation, so I don’t think he’s voted GOPer in quite a while.
I’m finding that alot of Xtians have a good handle on the NWO and the Dominionists. Who better to spot imposters that mouth platitudes?