what they can effectively do, for as little as $15 or as much as several hundred, is track a person with a precision once relegated to federal authorities. “Not only can you look at a person’s e-mail or listen to their calls, in some cases you can also just turn on the microphone [on a smart phone] and listen to what the person is doing any time you want,”
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Where courage is a thing of the past
Houses are haunted, children are unwanted
The next day could be your last
We live in a political world
The one we can see and can feel
But there’s no one to check, it’s all a stacked deck
We all know for sure that it’s real
~ Bob Dylan
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Some Israeli politicians are calling for further restrictions still, like quoted in the bottom of this clip: Knesset action.
Yesterday one of the few Arab members of the Israel parliament, the Knesset was opposed by a mob of other members of the Knesset when she wanted to speak.
When she finally made it to the podium, her speech was stopped by interruptions and security led her away.
There is, of course, a double standard here: the Israeli who illegal keep expanding the settlements are drenched in money from the US, but there is no suggestion of restricting them.
We may not realize this; it's hidden: But the current 'flavor,' of Zionism is not the only one. It didn't have to be this way.
It's like the USA if we had a President Cheney or some other Darth Vader in power.
Nazi Zionism is not the only way to go.
The Movement to Smother Solidarity -- From Israel to Ethiopia to Honduras
Everyone now knows the Israeli navy committed a machine-gun massacre on a ship in international waters that was carrying humanitarian aid for the blockaded people of Gaza, who Israeli officials joke they have "put on a diet".
The boat was armed with Holocaust survivors,
Nobel Peace Laureates
food, medicine, cement to rebuild bombed-out homes
the Israeli government is slowly obstructing and silencing the organizations within Israel that are trying to get the country on to a saner and safer path
1. International humanitarian law prohibits starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and...it is also prohibited to impose collective punishment on civilians,"
2. Israel's blockade of Gaza was illegal
Not only are these core ideas not presented in all of the U.S. media I've seen -- the spin is actually how the Israeli Massacre at Sea was all the fault of the aid workers, or Hamas.
We keep hearing the big lie and not the truth.
Who the heck, even, is Rachel Corrie?
Now we find out (because I didn't know) she was a USA female college student who sat down in front of an Israeli IDF bulldozer, trying to prevent the ongoing demolition of Palestinian homes.
The bulldozer ran over her.
There was no other way of removing a young woman from in front of a bulldozer? She couldn't be dragged away?
No: Like the Massacre at Sea we see clearly - it's always the 'hard fist,' the harshest response, the Nazi solution.
Seized 'Rachel Corrie' ship
Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday and Nobel peace laureate Mairéad Maguire were among the Irish citizens on board the 1,200-tonne ship, which was shadowed by Israeli ships since dawn.
The crew had rejected a deal to unload its cargo in Israel and accompany it across the border.
the ship would have no part in a deal that involved legitimising the siege of Gaza.