Revaloutionary Rippling Truth

Feb 26

thinksquad:

According to some of the newest Edward Snowden leaks as reported on by Glenn Greenwald on Monday, government spies are infiltrating websites in an effort to persuade public opinion and discredit opposition.

The documents from the GCHQ (the British equivalent of the NSA), titled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations,” were given to the NSA and leaked by Snowden. They reveal that the GCHQ is involved, through a unit known as JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group), in “the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse ‘hacktivists’ of using, the use of ‘honey traps’ (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses.”

Further, according to Greenwald, “these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.”

The goals of the JTRIG program are “(1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”

They do this through the use of several tactics, as listed by a slide from the documents: “Infiltration Operation,” “Ruse operation,” “Set Piece Operation,” “False Flag Operation,” “False Rescue Operation,” Disruption Operation” and “Sting Operation.”

Another slide lists ways to “discredit a target”: “Set up a honey-trap,” “Change their photos on social networking sites,” “Write a blog purporting to be one of their victims,” “Email/text their colleagues, neighbours, friends, etc.”

There’s also a slide on how to discredit a business: “Leak confidential information to companies/the press via blogs etc,” “Post negative information on appropriate forums,” “Stop deals/ruin business relationships.”
http://www.examiner.com/article/government-infiltrating-websites-to-deny-disrupt-degrade-deceive

"I don’t vote for black people, lady. No, ma’am. I don’t vote for black people. They got their place, I got my place. That’s the way I was raised."

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Louisiana voter to Sen. Mary Landrieu, criticizing her for voting for Pres. Obama’s healthcare law.

“That’s the way I was raised” joins “I’m not a racist, but” as statements that usually accompany incredibly bigoted sentiments.

And they always say it like they’re proud of it. “I get to be a complete jackass because… Well, that’s just the way my momma raised me. Now congratulate me for being a dick.” (via quickhits)

And this is why these states stay the poorest in the entire country…. This isn’t even about Obama. This is about people that will vote against their own interests because of “how they were raised”. 

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

boom.

(Source: rawstory.com, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

Feb 26

toothandnailxvx:

It’s actually super annoying when you’re into bodybuilding (or any other athletic activity for that matter) and the first thing people try to tell you is that “as a vegan you should watch your protein.”

Like dude. Protein is the easiest part. If anything is remotely harder it would be eating enough calories on food that (because it’s essentially plant based) has fewer calories. And even then it’s not really that hard.

Shit gets frustrating.

(via veganmovement2012)

Feb 24
centerforinvestigativereporting:

Private prisons hold 18% of America’s federal prisoners, but aren’t subject to open records laws.
A new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington calls for increased transparency in the public’s access to information on private prisons. 
Feb 24

centerforinvestigativereporting:

Private prisons hold 18% of America’s federal prisoners, but aren’t subject to open records laws.

A new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington calls for increased transparency in the public’s access to information on private prisons. 

(via aljazeeraamerica)

lastrealindians:

Native runner in Taos, NM 1914 photographed by Carl Moon. By way of Thosh Collins.
Feb 24

lastrealindians:

Native runner in Taos, NM 1914 photographed by Carl Moon. By way of Thosh Collins.

Feb 23

thinksquad:

4 Police Tricks to Nab You For Pot and How You Can Beat Them
http://www.alternet.org/4-police-tricks-nab-you-pot-and-how-you-can-beat-them?page=0%2C2

I would also like to thank Megan from The Free Lioness for inspiration.

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