Re: Re: These people that tell us that the report needs to be concealed...
The very instant at which it was decided that terrorism will be countered with military might, technology and life was the same instant that overt actions to extend empire became a trite relic of history.
The very instant that the leader of the free world authorized military technology to be deliberately and directly deployed against all civilian targets was the very same instant that the free world became another trite relic of history.
Welcome to the New World Order covertly brought to you by: ????
I read your post and got stuck on the word revolution for a second and it occurred to me that revolution is continuous in nature and so it must be when applied to society. Revolutions do not end. They can not because once power has been ceded it will invariably consolidate which will invariably limit or otherwise oppress the increasingly less privileged of larger society. Heat and pressure, expansion and contraction, wax on and wax off - the revolution is infinite and does not stop. Thus - Welcome to the Revolution - Long Live the Revolution. Indeed.
OK, since clearly the identity of the child is known could someone please tell me what has happened to handling this on an appropriate level? What's wrong with "Clean it, take three days to think about it and take a few sessions with counseling services (read: not the police)" before any sort of escalation? Why are we always so fucking willing to break people? Are people really that damn scared of dying, death and destruction that they'll preempt the prospects of a normal adult life for a child and all those around them? For the likes of this? A marked up bathroom stall? I really think we need our collective heads examined, quickly, or we truly are fucked. Is our government responsible for this shit? Because if it is then it's well past overdue for a reality check.
Living life under some phobia of perishing in a terror "attack" is not freedom, by any measure. Whoever thought or continues to think that our current state of affairs qualifies as the American Dream needs a padded cell. And that before shit gets real real.
I'm a little disturbed by everyone's attitude here. Don't you people realize that war helps you!? Where would you be without a war on drugs? That's right, you'd be high. Where would you be without a war on terror!? That's right, you'd be home and high. Where would you be without a police force designed to protect you from yourselves!? You'd be in the emergency room, dead.. and high. Finally, where would you be without threats to our foreign policy? You'd probably be home, well away from the threat where you would probably get high, terrorized and dead. Think about that for a minute, for the children. War is peace. Peace out.
Enter the "laws of nations". Who's at the party now?
The Common Ground: pedophilia, terror, anonymity and ?copyrights?. ( or could that simply be wrapped up under control mechanism? like terrorizing journalists and counter-culture entrepreneurs and their families ) Five eyes indeed.
Your little country is just as fucked as the next at this pace.
Politicians? I might think they're simply an ingredient in the recipe. We are meant to govern ourselves and yet every day another person is born who will grow up to believe that they are meant to govern much more then themselves.
Whatever "it" is that does go down I can imagine that any surprise will be fleeting and from those that knew better only to hide the truth from themselves the surprise will be a class act.
New Zealand is being led by, essentially, a gang of thieves.
I think Pixelation is pretty much right. The more agreements and treaties that the public shouts down the more desperate the perpetrators will become. The frenzy for politicians will escalate and the bounties will get higher. The laws will turn with the tide and, once again (or still, depends how you view it), we will have to fight for what is ours.. the right to govern ourselves.
Representatives? Yeah, OK. When agreements like this take effect any representing (still) won't mean shit. Your rights traded directly for money and power. Brilliant. Still brilliant.
When corporations drive the next level of "collaboration" for the inhabitants of the planet then we are all surely doomed. You think Hitlers, Mickey Mouse extremists and Magical States of Islam are bad? It's that and all the dystopian fiction you've ever read or seen combined into one reality. Seeds. Oil. Drugs. Media. Communication. Secrets. All feeding off of your lives. Pretty awesome. Some people just want to eat and other people just want to eat you. Because.
Oh hey guys, don't associate with known or suspected terrorists and your stuff might remain private. Don't be suspected of dealing drugs and you might not get shot. Don't be disrespectful of police and you might not get beaten. Don't stop in public and you might not get arrested. Don't speak or you might be heard.
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" .. and with my golden key will listen to you all forever more from my golden throne and you will be secure. Fuck this guy.
Hm, I'd be of the opinion that it would appear that the officer was unreasonably executing a reasonable request. For the officer to be "reasonably" justified in touching another individual he must be reasonably certain that he's explained (or better, understands) the present circumstance. The officer committed an assault (his offensive, legally) for, apparently, no other reason than he could.
So, yeah, the officer is unreasonably executing a reasonable request. Anger, determination and authority coupled with fuckall intelligent design where a superior officer would be quite clear, polite and reasonable in this non-combative setting. (can confirm, have been superiorally officered)