Category Archives: terrorism

Music Industry Wants $75 Trillion

This just proved once again that I was right four years ago.

The music industry is insane. No one should listen to them.

They want anywhere in the range of $400 billion to $75 trillion

But Washington, D.C. has. So has Barack Obama–especially him.

His Copyright Czar  (oh, so illegal I may add) running around along with Homeland Security and ICE shutting down and seizing domains left and right.

Even explaining  why Google hasn’t been seized.

All in the name of copyright. All because of the MPAA and RIAA.

Madonn.

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“Croatia Too Dangerous”-Nas

Nas isn’t doing a show in Zagreb, Croatia because he says it’s too dangerous.

Nonsense.

I was in Zagreb and in Split, Croatia in ’06 and I can’t imagine why he’d be think that.

Then again I’m not Nas.

However, I think of maybe one or two reasons why he may claim it’s too dangerous–for him at least, to perform there–but we won’t get into that here lol 😛

Attorney General Gonzales: “…Tougher Penalties On Content Pirates.”

This is great…

Attorney General Gonzales wants to make this: “the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2007″ a law and have tougher penalties on content pirates

I don’t like to keep banging the same drum over and over again but it seems that this seems like it’s a ‘favor’ for the MPAA and the RIAA.

In a press release from the Department of Justice, it says the bill was presented before “before members of the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy
.”

What? Why now?

This bill is first and foremost crazy.

It wants to “criminalize attempted copyright crimes”–what does attempted mean here?

“…who attempt to commit a crime but do not complete it are as morally culpable as those who succeed in doing so.”

What? “morally”? So copyright is now a moral issue?

“Current intellectual property forfeiture laws lack uniformity, both in the items subject to civil forfeiture and the procedures for criminal forfeiture.”

You know what that means?  That means that intellectual property laws are vague so let’s make them more vague so more people will go to jail.

Oh it also states that they can take anything that is involved with this venture of “piracy”–of copyright crimes.

“While current 17 U.S.C. 5 506(b) allows for civil forfeiture only of property ‘used in the manufacture of such infringing copies or phonorecords,’ subsection 4(b) of the Administration’s legislative proposal also would authorize forfeiture of ‘property. . . intended to be used’ in the commission of the offense, such as blank media or polycarbonate intended for use in producing counterfeit CDs and DVDs.”

Oh, this thing is definitely a favor for the MPAA and the RIAA–this thing has all the things they would want to do but didn’t do rampantly for fear of getting caught.

This thing adds: “Forfeiture and Restitution Remedies to the DMCA Criminal Provisions Consistent with Those Remedies Available for Other Intellectual Property Crimes.”

When you bring up the DMCA you bring up the MPAA and the RIAA because it’s their child.

Listen to this guy–he writes: “Although a violation of the DMCA does not require an underlying infringement of a copyright as an element
of the offense.” What? This is the same guy that said that the Constitution doesn’t give us the right to habeas corpus.

I can’t even believe this. I was writing a little while ago how in Sweden a prosecutor implied that BitTorrent Users were ‘terrorists’. It seems that Attorney General Gonzales is going to take the US to a new level and take us in that direction–he’s hasn’t said it but he’s wording it in the way that would imply…well, look under the section entitled: “Authority for Voice Intercepts in Investigations of Criminal Trademark and Copyright Offenses”

Yes, you read right voice intercepts–wiretaps he writes: “Law enforcement officers should have access to the full range of lawful investigative tools when they investigate intellectual property crimes. Currently, a Federal court may issue an order authorizing the use of a voice intercept (otherwise known as a ‘wiretap’) in the investigations of a host of Federal crimes; copyright and trademark counterfeiting crimes are not among them. This is unacceptable.”

Hahahaha, this guy is talking about courts and wiretaps–what does he care about courts and warrants? Anyways he calls the fact that they can’t wiretap unacceptable. So now you can have your phone wiretapped because you’re a terrorist and/or because you attempt/commit copyright ‘infringement’. Seeing that the defintion of terrorism is whatever the Government wants it to be that means now everybody can be wiretapped now.

Heh, we haven’t even gotten to the bill yet–this is still the introduction letter.

But listen to how Gonzales introduced the bill, “These crimes, as we all know, also have a direct impact on our economy, costing victims millions of dollars and, if left unchecked, diminishing entrepreneurship.” (emphasis mine)

Tell me that doesn’t sound like something that the MPAA and the RIAA would say. He says “as we all know…a direct impact on our economy…victims millions of dollars…diminishing entrepreneurship.” Really–they always say these thing but never say how and when they do and give stats they are tainted because it’s not true.

Some comments from people:

Nope no corruption here… Not until you see Copyright violators getting more jail time than murderers and rapists… oh wait I think they already do (well the rapists at least).

Bah, when copyright is infringed, corporations lose money, and when corporations lose money, the terrorists win!
Why do you hate Freedom so much?

Heh, that sounds like the 6 Step Program.

More comments:

I wonder which definition General Gonzales is using when he states “hoping to ensure that any ‘ill-gotten gains’ are forfeited”. Is he using the traditional definition where you pay restitution based on proven damages, or is he using the “War on Drugs” definition where all of your personal property is forfeit to the government for sharing a single MP3 file?

 Yes, make the punishment harder, so they have a harder punishment than rapists, pedophiles, and murders? -rolleyes-
Corruption at the Justice Department. The laws are to protect the citizens. The citizens do not want strong copyright punishments. That is what the big media corporations want.

So yeah I hope you’ve gotten an idea about how crazy this thing is–this is certainly not something that should be addressed as it has been unless there are alliances with the MPAA and the RIAA.

Al Qaeda Has ‘Job’ Applications?

What? They have ‘job’ applications?

Al Qaeda has ‘job’ applications?

“‘It’s a membership application — just the way you or I would fill out an application for a credit card company,’ said Jack Cloonan, former head of the FBI’s Osama bin Laden squad in New York and now an ABC News consultant, who reviewed the document. ‘They’re no different.'” (emphasis mine)

I’m expected to believe that Al Qaeda is no different than a credit card company–that filling an application is for them is like filling one out for a credit card company? What?

How backwards is this type of thinking?

Al Qaeda Applications? How conveinent is that? Is there a job hotline too? What’s Osama’s office extension huh?

ABC News has the section in the article:

“Applying to Al Qaeda Inc.”

They’re Incorporated now? Heh, they might be joking yes but then again the whole article seems like a joke too, as far as the applications.

These so called convenient ‘job’ applications from Al Qaeda are supposed to be key evidence for Jose Padilla?

The guy has been held since June 9th, 2002 as an enemy combatant under an order from President Bush that classified him as such and was sent to a military brig in South Carolina without any notice to his attorney or family–and without any criminal charges being formally made against him.

“So? He’s an alleged terrorist”

Exactly alleged, it’s innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.

The guy was held for years in military custody with no formal charges–it’s like hey, where’s habeas corpus?

Oh, and get this there’s also speculation that he’s the John Doe no. 2 of the Oklahoma City Bombing(?)

So anyways after some little background, going back to the article it continues:

“‘Al Qaeda were great record keepers,” said Cloonan. “When al Qaeda was conceived of there were articles of incorporation. It was a very top to bottom organization. There was an organizational chart. You had an employment contract. … You had the remnants of an insurance plan. You have a salary … as a single member of al Qaeda, you are paid $1,000 a month. As a married member, you get paid $1,500.

‘And believe it or not if you choose to leave the group you had a buyout package. And that buyout package was $2,400 and airline tickets to wherever you wanted to go.‘” (emphasis mine)

Wow, who else but me finds that far-fetched?

I don’t doubt the effectiveness of intelligence gathering but geez, if you know what the guy ate for breakfast knew who he talked to on the cellphone, knew what he read online, knew he took flight lessons, knew he was in Germany on so and so date, knew where he lived in Germany, knew his telephone number in Germany, and blah blah and you know this a day after the terrorist attack on the U.S.–you suck, you freakin’ suck–what the freak are you doing?

Why know all the hijackers name and have all this video and oh, wow his passport was found in the debris of the Ground Zero and this and that–you know all this crap and why? –for the prevention of future terrorist attacks? Yeah, well you suck, you know all this info about these guys like days after the fact–like you have a freakin’ timeline days after the attack yet you didn’t know about the attack? Yeah face it, you freakin’ suck.

Now going back to the article–these guys know the workings of Al Qaeda know the inner workings of it–how they deal with their ’employees’–they know all these things yet they don’t know the things they should know?

Yeah I dismiss the idea of Al Qaeda ‘job’ applications.

Believe it or not, uh-huh, right about that–buyout package–insurance…wow.

US Foreign Policy Like Third Reich

Vladimir Putin in a speech commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany said that US Foregin Policy is compared to that of the Third Reich.

Interesting thing to note that as some of the things recently signed into law, speaking domestically that is,are parallel to those made in the Third Reich, like:

Section 1076 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act that is almost parallel to Article 48 in the constitution of the Weimar Republic of Germany.

Which I mentioned back in October 30th, 2006 in regards to Martial Law Encouraged in the US.

Truly it’s something to think about as Putin says that the United States is “one single center of power: One single center of force. One single center of decision making. This is the world of one master, one sovereign.”

As Lord Acton once said, “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

MPAA Says It Needs To Commit More Fraud

“…We need to pose as someone other than who we are to stop illegal downloading…”

That is fraud–and that’s illegal…

The bill,  SB1666, in California, “would have barred investigators from making ‘false, fictitious or fraudulent’ statements or representations to obtain private information about an individual, including telephone calling records, Social Security numbers and financial information. ”

But because of the trade association named the MPAA said, “…the bill would interfere with piracy investigations…the association ‘doesn’t want to hamstring investigators.'”

A much more narrow bill was  passed, “that bans the use of deceit to obtain telephone calling records, and nothing else. ”

Why?

Have people lost their minds?

Who bewitched these lawmakers into listening and doing the will and desires of the MPAA?!

“…the bill would interfere with piracy investigations…the association ‘doesn’t want to hamstring investigators.'”

You know what that means?

It means:

“The bill wouldn’t allow us to commit fraud to therefore extort consumers under the pretext that they are commiting ‘piracy’ and we don’t want to be under scrutiny by investigators because then that would mean we’d have to cripple them.”

It’s a threat.

The MPAA Says It Needs To Commit More Fraud

And the MPAA would lead people to believe that downloading media files off the internet is a ‘crime’ when in reality they’re commtting felonies.

The MPAA thinks it’s the government–it thinks it’s the FBI and Interpol

Someone put the board members of the MPAA on trial.

Free Speech–Revisted

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, whom might be a Presidential Candidate said that, “…the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.”

What? Why?

“…to reduce terrorists’ ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message,” the article states.

So the Constitution is going to be revamped to “meet the threat of terrorism”?

…”meet the threat of terrorism” with more terrorism because everybody is a ‘terrorist’ right?

Everything that is done in today in government is seemed to be prefixed with “terrorism”–to stop it, to reduce it, to prevent, etc.

Anything that may be proposed may be the most blatant violation of a law, but it seems that when “terrorism” is brought in the picture it doesn’t matter…everybody but a select few people are not ‘terrorists’…everbody else is.

The ‘terrorists’ are always about to attack, release something, strike fear, etc.

But they never do…and when people begin to question or doubt…a terrorist is caught, or a bomb goes off, or a nation has WMDs, etc.

Makes you wonder who the real ‘terrorists’ are.

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