In other words, they are training to kill us while using some bullshit scenario to justify the training.
Fucking hell, Ohio.
One of the few objections I had to the class I just took was the characterization of militia members as domestic terrorists. Just ridiculous.
It’s not just Ohio. That’s standard across nearly every state now. I have old friends in the guard. I was the first person they told when they were effectively ordered to disassociate with people like me, to treat fellow soldiers that prepped as potential enemies, and that preppers would be the largest threat and largest target by military forces in an emergency.bullshit. i AM a guard member and we’ve been doing drills against “extremist movements” for forever. All these scenarios are, are just crazy plots some officer created to make a shitty training schedule somewhat fun. I doubt you will meet many combat arms soldiers willing to roll over on the citizens we are supposed to be protecting/ helping. Maybe in other states, but not in Indiana. Most of us are multiple gun owners. Most of us are also very aware of the state that our country has become over the last 15 years. Most of us, ironically, do not agree with a large and powerful federal/ state government. In the end, most of us are not career soldiers, so we know how it is to have these feelings and be a civilian/ will ETS and become a civilian shortly. We know how we are perceived and we know we are also the FIRST on the list of people to be watched.
yes, you have been training to lockdown and subdue americans for a while now. it’s nothing new, just a story, lol…. you’re also being taught the founding fathers, christians & tea partiers are the enemy. if you don’t believe me, look it up. yeah, you have these made up scenarios you think are fun, but when it aligns with rhetoric such as indefinite detention and the ability of the president alone to call up a battlefield anywhere in the US, maybe you should be asking why these are your targets
I’m never throwing a cigarette butt on the ground again. Holy shit.
YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THROWING YOUR CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND ANYWAYS
omfg poor baby
I’m so glad this post exists. I took ecology in high school and apparently a lot of animals are attracted to the smell of cigarettes and they eat them whenever they can find them. Sometimes they’ll even wander onto roads at night if they smell one and they’ll get hit by cars doing so. And they can’t digest them. The cigarettes just sit in their stomachs until they run out of space and then they starve because they always feel full. I don’t understand why people can’t just put their cigarettes out and then toss them in the trash bin or keep them in an ashtray in their cars until they get home. Is it really that hard?
This makes me so sad.
Yay humans. -.-
As technology gets better, will society get worse? Tim Wu explores the problem with technological evolution: http://nyr.kr/1jk5y41
“Comfort-seeking missiles, we spend the most to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. When it comes to technologies, we mainly want to make things easy. Not to be bored. Oh, and maybe to look a bit younger.
Our will-to-comfort combined with our technological powers create a stark possibility. If we’re not careful, our technological evolution will take us toward not a singularity but a sofalarity.”
Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.
Pope Benedict XVI - Covered up cases of sexual abuse, has immunity questioned, but remains above the law, coincidentally becomes the first pope to resign in six hundreds years, and is now free to live out his days in peace
Edward Snowden - Risks his safety to reveal the unconstitutional acts of the NSA, has to take asylum in Russia, and may never live a normal life again
Pope Francis - Wins the masses over by using common sense, makes them forget about the pedophilia scandal, restores the image of the Catholic Church, and takes Edward Snowden’s rightful place as Time Magazine’s person of the year
The clear contrast of scandals
Pictured above is Ronald Reagan meeting with members of the Afghan Mujahideen, even comparing them to who he deemed to be the epitome of heroism, the Founding Fathers and dedicating a space shuttle to them, the latter is Osama Bin Laden plastered on a UK newspaper and labelled a hero.
Only a short twenty something years ago were these individuals regarded by Western political leaders as the beacon of the East and heroic companions in the fight against Soviet-led hegemony. These men were personally trained and bankrolled by CIA personnel for over a decade. Now, in 2014, we see Western superpowers embroiled in a multi-trillion dollar war in East/North Africa, parts of the Middle East and Central/Southern Asia, which has led to hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths, economic decline of various nations and long-term destabilization. Nothing changed about the mujahideen, who later devolved into the Taliban, nor has Al-Qaeda altered in any dramatic capacity. They still retain their core tenets. The only thing different is they no longer serve as accessories to US imperialism in the same capacity.
Too many Americans, too many Westerners and sadly even too many Muslims themselves catch a curious case of historical amnesia relating to this topic.
Its time to stop using Islam as the focal point of discussions relating to post-Cold War deployment of militant insurgency. I’m tired of the dishonesty that’s plagued so many discussions, both to blame and defend Muslims. Its been over 12 years since 9/11 and most still aren’t willing to be honest about the mechanisms that led to the event. When I see conversations about how only a small fraction of Muslims account for the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, all I see is a compromise; people yet again positioning Islam as the epicenter of the discourse, which completely misses the point and even teeters on a dangerous line of scapegoating.
As people who come from these regions deemed terrorist, we need to be wholeheartedly rejecting this line of logic. Instead of stating that only a handful of Muslims are actually terrorists, we need to eliminate Islam from the equation altogether. Because its easy for liberals to relegate and degrade complicated imperial warfare initiated by their government to basic adages about how there are bad apples in each group, but its not easy to state that “terrorism” as its largely defined amongst contemporary neoliberals, is about politics, about the interests of empire, about what there is to gain from keeping geopolitically strategic regions destabilized, about the US capitalizing on internal conflict in Central Asia and members of the mujihadeen, who otherwise wouldn’t have had the mobility and expansion into various regions that they do now. Its about global superpowers exploiting political factions when it can benefit them and employment of degrading propaganda to invade the same regions when it doesn’t. Its about Western hypocrisy. That should be the rebuttal when Islam is put under scrutiny.
This is a creation of the West, nothing more. Don’t forget that and don’t allow others to either.
Also Al Queda was a fictional terrorist group created by CIA.
Remember they allegedly had intricate “underground tunnels with 5+ floors?” which were nowhere to be found [invasion right after the 9/11] in the decades-long-war-torn country Afghanistan?
Until people bought into this bullshit & start forming this terrorist group.
It’s a bullshit fiction turned into a non-fiction reality.
Funny paper scheme using debt as a weapon by the feds & makes me wonder who is actually celebrating their 100yr anniversary.
It’s an evil satanic institution owned by a group of private bankers.
Still don’t think you’re NOT enslaved?
An ominous edict issued from the Office of the President of Russia today to all Ministries of the Russian Government ordering that all “past, present and future” information relating to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster now be rated at the highest classification level “Of Special Importance” states that this condition is “immediately and urgently needed” [&]
i want u to look at this Black man’s face in his response to the verdict. that is the pain of all Black people who are enslaved by this corrupt racist system.
That is the face of more than 500 years of racist and capitalist oppression against Black people. the face of all Black people who have been shut out from this unjust system and either imprisoned, tortured, killed, or all three.
that is the face Trayvon would have had if he were here to see that Zimmerman was found not guilty. shit, if Trayvon were alive HE’d be the one charged guilty.
This is rather frustrating. :[
Rape, By The Numbers.