Trolling for Bacon

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 22 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From samizdata:
"If you're determined to be altruistic about it, the only way you can be of any good to others is for you to be self-sufficient. The biggest burdens in a crisis are those who were so concerned about the welfare of everyone else that they never provided for themselves." -- Harry Browne

# hugh2you - The Late Edward Abbey - Beloved Desert Anarchist - a page of quotes. Here's a good one from before the fall of the U.S.S.R. [root]

"Humankind will not be free until the last Kremlin commissar is strangled with the entrails of the last Pentagon chief of staff."
Another good one:
"The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that they die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals."
and (LOL):
"There has got to be a God; the world could not have become so fucked up by chance alone."

# Claire Wolfe - My year of silence -- but not disappearance! - Claire has begun her year of personal silence. She's getting rid of her home phone, and will no longer respond to personal emails except strictly business. She assures us here, though, that her "public" presence won't really change that much. She'll blog less frequently, but will still do it. And she'll continue to write. She didn't say it here, but I think that means that her regular Backwoods Home Magazine and S.W.A.T. will continue. Don't know why I suddenly thought of her, but has anybody heard anything recently from or about Patricia Neill? [claire]

# Paul Craig Roberts at - Guilty When Charged - about the psychological torture chamber that is the Amerikan "Justice" System. [lew]

In America, defendants are no longer innocent until they are proven guilty. They are guilty the minute they are charged, and the system works to process the guilty, not to determine innocence or guilt.

Americans in their ignorance and gullibility think that only the guilty would enter a guilty plea. This is the uninformed opinion of the naïve who have never experienced the terror and psychological torture of the US criminal justice (sic) system.

# Steve Connor at The Independent - Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey - England, once a mostly-free country, will begin next March to record in a huge database the time and location of every car that passes every surveillance camera along every road. Sounds to me like time for the camera failure rate to skyrocket. An early "retirement" for Frank Whiteley and his fellow goons would also be nice. A better solution would be for the British to quietly remove the number plates from their cars. But that takes lots of people. The other solutions can be done by a small number of dedicated freedom fighters. [root]

"Every time you make a car journey already, you'll be on CCTV somewhere. The difference is that, in future, the car's index plates will be read as well," said Frank Whiteley, Chief Constable of Hertfordshire and chairman of the Acpo steering committee on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

"What the data centre should be able to tell you is where a vehicle was in the past and where it is now, whether it was or wasn't at a particular location, and the routes taken to and from those crime scenes. Particularly important are associated vehicles," Mr Whiteley said.

# Mark Morford at SF Gate - Fun Bits About American Torture - the American goverment tortures people, every day. "In many ways, the U.S. is now just as inhumane and brutal as any Third World regime." [root]

Because here's the sad kicker: Torture works. It gets results. It might very well save some lives. But it also requires a moral and spiritual sacrifice the likes of which would make Bush's own Jesus recoil in absolute horror. Yet this is what's happening, right now. And our current position demands a reply to one bitter, overarching question: What sort of nation are we, really?

# - Jamming Enforcement Doppler radar - tells why it's hard to build a good jammer. Good information about how police radar works, though. And why radar detectors can always detect radar before it can detect you. [clairefiles]

Now I make this plain as day ,to use one of these devices is totally illegal and would land you in a heap of crap when you get caught. It would be a double whammy cos two government departments would come down on you like a ( metric) tonne of bricks , the law enforcement division and the radio regulatory people as well . So don't say you have not been warned!

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