Thursday, April 1, 2010

Waterboarding Easter fun!

A soldier waterboarded his four-year-old daughter because she was unable to recite her alphabet.

Joshua Tabor admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry.

As his daughter 'squirmed' to get away, Tabor said he submerged her face three or four times until the water was lapping around her forehead and jawline.

Tabor, 27, who had won custody of his daughter only four weeks earlier, admitted choosing the punishment because the girl was terrified of water.

There you go, a wonderful new way of punishing children. I do hope the Minister of Justice in Sweden read this; she’ll get another idea on how to torture our young. Strapping adolescents down and taking their blood, urine and doing other marvelous tests against the child’s and the child’s parents will is great fun, but waterboarding would be better.

And if course we today learn that the US is imposing even harder restrictions for inbound travelers. Everyone going to America is now going to be screened as a potential terrorist threat.

I’ve been wondering for some time if I could visit the land of corporatism and home of the serfs. Being a libertarian, consorting with “right-wing” people and bashing the Obamination should render one or two flags. It is tornado season and I was thinking of visiting a pal in Texas to check some twisters out...

More incidents that didn’t happen

As I’ve said a couple of times now No-one in Sweden has a gun cos they are outlawed. We all know that if you outlaw something then criminals will always listen, right?

So when you read about two people getting gunned down in the middle of the town of Södertälje yesterday, it didn’t really happen.

And the two driving around in a Car that got shot, it was an illusion…

There are shootings in Sweden every single day. EVERY DAY!

Most of the time it is criminals shooting at other criminals, but not always. Families do get destroyed, homes wrecked and fear spreads.

And fear is what government wants. If we feel afraid we want government to protect us. The more afraid we are, the more laws, the more police and the more the war on crimes becomes everyone’s business.

They want us afraid and defenseless in addition to being outgunned and outnumbered. This is how they rule and this is why we don’t have gun-rights.

Isn’t it time for criminals to feel fear instead of us? Shouldn’t a rapist be wondering whether or not you’re carrying a gun? Wouldn’t it be better if government thought twice before imposing a law against an armed populace instead of doing whatever they want?

Which home is likely to get robbed?

How interesting it is

I wrote a year or so ago about the Obama Youth camps and how the president is taking advantage of his predecessors enactment reinforcement of The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. Expanding it from 75,000 volunteers to at least 250,000. The bill also would increase education funding and establish a summer service program for students. Basically it is about wearing a uniform, have military-like education and learn how to handle crisis such as natural disasters.

To this they’ve proposed a universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service.

The United States leadership also wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters. I do guess that the main idea is to have these pedocatchers helping out with debris, helping the sick, distribute food and such, but is a hurricane stricken area or fighting terrorism really the sort of place and work for young girls?

Sure, I know what you’re thinking, this is sort of a tin-foil hat explanation and you could argue that Americans have a different way of helping out in their communities then most European have. But, that doesn’t make the potential of several hundreds of thousands of trained youths with guns under the authority of Washington less scary.

And now this:

Add in the fact that habeas corpus is gone and that 380,000 regular troops have been deployed on US soil recently and it isn’t hard seeing the same thing as militia groups and conspiracy nuts see.

I do think that most of this comes with good intentions, but we all know where that paved road leads…

A fortress of Solitude needed

A year after the adoption of Sweden's fascist IPRED legislation, new figures show that file sharing is growing in popularity, internet traffic has rebounded strongly, and only a small handful of cases have been brought before the autocrats courts.

The introduction of the law, aimed at tackling file sharing by slaughtering personal privacy, strangely enough coincided with the high profile convictions of the four backers of the Pirate Bay.

On a similar note, ‘illegal’ streaming has also become more popular with a recent report from internet company Cisco confirming the rise of the technology as it eliminates the need for users to download copyrighted files and run the risk of prosecution.

Of course this is yet another failure of our masters and they will certainly not let this stand. We cannot wait for ACTA and the European Union to make its presence known. In particular the low amount of court cases and not a single prisoner as of yet are an abomination to the powers that be.

I would be very, very surprised if news like this doesn’t lead to an IPRED part IV –back with a vengeance. And that streaming thingy need to be stopped now, a new law perhaps? To no surprised it has also been suggested that Sweden need a new Spy-law in order to easier bring spies to justice and convict them. Seem unrelated doesn’t it? Yeah… sure…

Maybe harsher penalties and more money to certain agencies is the way to go? Certainly, but legislators will look to amend the law(s) and further deteriorate our civil liberties firstly. Stealing our money to hand it over to thugs that is supposed to monitor and find incriminating evidence against us is the icing of the cake, not the real point. The ever present threat towards and the intimidation of the public is the main priority.

Me, I am still looking for that place of tranquility far away from authorities and government spies roaming my computer.

Lately I’ve been thinking about Antarctica and setting up a colony in the middle of nowhere out on the ice. Space flight is too far away into the future and no Aliens will come and save us. Looking around the globe there’s really no place to hide. There are still deep jungles and the Ocean depths might do, but wouldn’t it be fun with setting up some tents on the South Pole?

A home for the future?

The autocrats are at it again

Trying to cure my hangover and just passing time in front of my laptop I’ve been trying to determine what stories are fictional April fools gags and what stories are real.

Not easy I can tell you.

Will UN create a new department in order to limit online surfing? It is very likely. We’ve already heard about how they regard computers as energy devouring monsters. Also UN has many countries and people of totalitarian persuasion, many capable of unspeakable evil and bent on world domination.

So why wouldn’t such a story be true?

Health experts have called for a sugar tax as Swedes remain the highest global consumers of sweets, 30,000 - 60,000 children are so obese that they risk a premature death as a result of diabetes, cancer and heart attacks, some ‘researchers’ argue. And so they call to dramatically increase tax on sugary foodstuffs in order to curb high consumption.

This kind of “we know best” idiocy seems to be spitted out from asylums now and again. And this story is, sadly, most likely true.

What I am wondering is; what about imported candy? Will that be illegal soon? Will there be jail time for suger-smuggling? How about home grown suger? Will suger producers become hunted like drug cartels and terrorists soon? Maybe the US can invade Cuba on those premises? Probably get the UN on their side on that one. Trying to protect the world from evil suger communists seem like a very righteous cause, don’t you think?

We’re told what to eat, drink, smoke, think, do, drive, and work and millions of other things. All the time they are throwing ads at us, government health campaigns pour out every week, and it is all paid for by you.

They are so concerned for us that they need to steal our money and use it to tell us what to do, and if we don’t comply they will use more stolen money from us to punish us.

We live so insignificant lives on a little blue dot in the corner of one galaxy among billions. Our time of existence is so small that in the grand scheme of things that we’ve hardly existed at all. But during the fraction of time we live we’re constantly bullied around by ‘thinkers’, politicians and know-it-all righteous thugs.

Is a life under the thumb of these people really worth living? If they take away those comforts and joys that we have and deem them unhealthy, dangerous and slap anyone not obeying, what’s the point?

Drugs are fun, alcohol is great, tobacco brings joy, and we all love suger and fast food. To travel around the world bungy jumping, sleeping with a lot of people, drinking yourself senseless while nibbling on a hamburger and having a cigarette in your hand, that’s what I call living. So what if that increases your chance of getting cancer by 20% or if you gain a few pounds, at least you’ve lived.

I am fully aware that not all people want this or regard this as “life”. Some just want to be ‘healthy’, jogging each day only eating salad. Others want that normal family life, living in the suburb with a station wagon and two kids. Some scale mountains, others go to work with doctors without borders.

The interesting thing is that at any moment you can be dead. No matter who you are or were you live, you will die and it can be tomorrow. A truck can run you over, you can trip in the shower, a brain aneurism can strike while you’re sitting on the toilet, a madman can shoot you, a foreign power can attack with bombs or the lightening can hit you.

We’re mortals, we will die, and many of us will die long before it is ‘our time’.

Are restrictions, bans and hinders like taxation really the way to have a good life? And even if you or some researchers think so, why choose the same for all others? Isn’t each person’s own life more worth then being controlled by faceless bureaucrats?