The following tweets were originally posted by "Socrates" onTwitter via "his" account (https://twitter.com/The__Socrates), variously, on December 14, 2012; December 16, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 19, 2012; December 20, 2012; December 22, 2012; December 25, 2012; December 26, 2012; December 27, 2012; December 29, 2012; December 31, 2012; and January 2, 2013.
At the so-called "Hashtags & Headlines" event sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Las Vegas on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ramped up the rhetoric and referred to rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and his supporters "domestic terrorists."
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said. “[I] repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
Remember, if government agents commit violence against ranchers in Nevada, don’t forget to repeat over and over again: they are just following orders, they didn’t write their job description, it is bad government policies that are to blame, they couldn’t find another job, it is the fault of the Congress, they joined because they just wanted to serve, they are just pawns in the machine.
And when you realize how stupid that sounds, stop excusing U.S. troops who bomb, maim, and kill for the same government.
Yesterday was a historic day for alternative currencies in Keene, New Hampshire, as the Aqua Keene Parking Force division of the Democratic People’s Republic of Keene police accepted — with no questions asked — the unique and impressive Obamacoin. Obamacoins were introduced to the world several years ago through fabulous infomercial campaigns which ran on both late night and daytime television. Viewers of Cheshire television may be familiar with the elaborate art film inspired by and crafted with actual Obamacoin testimonials, RENDER UNTO OBAMACOIN.
The currency consists of varying forms of artwork imitating coin design orbiting around the profile image of Barack Obama, applied to real-life united states government federal reserve coins, often quarters, nickels, dimes, half dollars, and dollar tokens. In some cases, the raised profile of the political figure emblazoned beneath the Obama sticker is vaguely visible through the creative addition. In yesterdays test payment of Obamacoin to cover the cost of a $5 parking ticket issued by the AKPF, only a brief admiration and inspection of the new currency was given before a receipt was promptly being printed up and the citation’s debt eliminated. With the coins’ potential as collectors items to bring the value to the moon, who knows at what price the city of Keene was able to auction the individual coins for? Not only is the introduction of Obamacoin into the local economy an encouraging development,
but it is also a promising sign of a willingness to adapt on the part of city officials that they retain a great deal of openness to unexplored concepts such as alternative currency. Given the booms and busts of other monetary alternatives, the individual is at a loss to predict what possible exchange rates Obamacoin will establish itself at as businesses begin accepting and trading with this new system.
The following tweets were originally posted by Bryan Runnels onTwittervia his personal account (https://twitter.com/TheLibertysmith), variously, on October 10, 2013; December 19, 2013; January 25, 2014; January 30, 2014; January 31, 2014; February 3, 2014; and February 19, 2014.
BADGHIS, Apr. 17 – Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate in Daraboom district carried out an operation from 08:00 pm Tuesday night till 05:00 pm Wednesday on an enemy base located in Kabulcha area close to the district center.
The operation resulted in the base and a nearby check post completely overrun as well as 3 puppets killed while the rest were forced to flee.
Oh, it's coming all right. Here's just one scenario, as reported in Slate: In States where marijuana is legal, local police can STILL enforce federal drug laws. Why would they do that? Because of DC's "equitable sharing" program, local police can seize and sell any "pot-related assets" and keep part of the proceeds. As long as DC makes it worth while, expect to see further militarization of local law enforcement. And that means your friendly neighborhood police force will increasingly act like an occupying force. As more States legalize marijuana, these tensions can only grow.
At some point, the people of the sovereign States will have had enough, and will resume sovereignty over their police and militia. Count on it.
FARYAB, Apr. 15 – A 3 hour armed attack was carried out by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate on an enemy base in Khawaja Uthman area of Almar district at around 09:00 am this morning during which 2 IEDs also detonated on the enemy near the base resulting in 3 puppets killed and several others wounded including 2 which are said to be in a critical condition.
Eventually, all those cops, prosecutors, and prison guards who enforce anti-drug "laws" are going to look just as bad to "society" as those thugs who enforced slavery "laws"- particularly and especially like those who captured the slaves who had escaped.
And when I say "eventually" I am talking about how they'll look to people who aren't me. Because to me that's exactly how bad they look right now. I look at cops and I see primitive, ignorant, brutal thugs "earning" their stolen wages by committing evil.
Smith, 24, made the threat after he was randomly selected for a second screening at about 2 p.m. as he went through the Transportation Security Agency checkpoint for Terminal 1.
"The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area," Sgt. Karla Ortiz said in a statement.
Smith was transported to the Los Angeles Police Department where he was booked for felony false report of a bomb threat. The arrest was the latest in a string of arrests including the most recent on Sept. 20 on a charge of driving under the influence. He was arrested on the same charge in January 2012.
"We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith," said Trent Baalke, 49ers general manager. "As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."
Smith, one of the Niners' all-time best pass rushers, also faces three felony weapons charges stemming from a party at his house in June 2012, during which he reportedly fired a gun into the air and was stabbed while two others were shot. He pleaded not guilty to the weapons charges.
In November, following a five-week stint in an inpatient rehabilitation facility for a substance abuse problem, Smith vowed to make sure he stayed out of trouble off the football field.
"I'm getting there," Smith said at the time. "Every day is just a step closer to getting where I want to be."
The incident added to a string of Niners offseason player woes.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton were named in a police investigation regarding a suspicious incident involving a woman in a Miami apartment.
On Friday cornerback Chris Culliver pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges related to a March 28 hit-and-run incident involving a bicyclist and another car. He also faces a felony charge of possessing brass knuckles.
APRIL 10--A group of alleged hackers has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the U.S Army, Microsoft, and several other firms to steal pre-release copies of popular video games like “Call of Duty,” simulation software for Apache attack helicopter pilots, and confidential data that was used to create counterfeit versions of the Xbox gaming system, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Three men have been named in a sealed federal indictment charging them each with 15 felony counts, including conspiracy, fraud, and computer hacking, according to a copy of the 54-page document obtained by TSG.
Two other alleged hackers--a North Carolina resident and an Australian teenager--have been identified as unindicted coconspirators in the scheme, which began in early-2011 and continued for more than two years.
A federal grand jury last July returned a sealed indictment against Nathan Leroux, 19; Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, 28; and David Pokora, a Canadian resident. FBI agents last week arrested Leroux at his Wisconsin home and collared Nesheiwat (seen above) at his New Jersey residence. Pokora’s status could not be determined.
It is unclear why FBI agents served arrest warrants eight months after the indictment was returned by a grand jury empaneled in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware.
According to the indictment, the trio and their coconspirators identified vulnerabilities and “network weak points” to illegally access computer systems at Microsoft and video game developers Valve Corporation, Activision Blizzard, Zombie Studios, and Epic Games. The hacks allowed the defendants to illegally obtain copies of various games that, at the time, were still in development, like “Gears of War 3” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.”
The Zombie Studios intrusion, prosecutors allege, allowed the hackers to then gain access to a U.S. Army server, from which “Apache Helicopter Pilot simulation software entitled ‘AH-64D Apache Simulator’” was taken. The Army had contracted with the Seattle-based Zombie to design the simulator software.
which spanned 2011 and 2012--Microsoft was developing its Xbox One system, which was officially released in November 2013.
As a result of the Microsoft intrusions, Leroux (pictured at left) and the two coconspirators--armed with “internal design and technical specifications and pre-release operating system software code”--were able to build a “counterfeit, next-generation” Xbox console that was sold on eBay for about $5000, the indictment charges.
Leroux allegedly constructed a second counterfeit Xbox console with hardware components purchased from NewEgg.com. That system was destined for a purchaser in the Republic of Seychelles, a small island nation off the eastern coast of Africa.
The counterfeit console, however, was intercepted by the FBI with the assistance of an individual identified in the indictment as “Person A,” a Delaware resident who was cooperating with agents. Leroux had given the console to “Person A,” who was supposed to mail it to the Republic of Seychelles.
The indictment makes it clear that “Person A” had been involved with the hacking crew since mid-2011. For example, “Person A” and others participated in a July 2011 Skype conversation during which Pokora sought assistance with the installation of encryption software on his hard drives. “I need your help. I’m going to get arrested,” Pokora said.
During an October 2011 chat session cited in the indictment, Pokora and the Australian teen--who is identified by his initials, “D.W.”--discussed the illegal computer intrusions. “if we do this right, we will make a million dollars
each,” said Pokora. In a Skype audio call, Pokora reportedly also spoke of compromising a “fuckton of Paypals” from compromised databases, adding that “we could have already sold them for Bitcoins which would have been untraceable if we did it right. It could have already been easily an easy 50 grand.”
Australian media have identified “D.W.” as Dylan Wheeler. The teen’s Perth home was raided last February, and he was subsequently charged in Children’s Court with an assortment of crimes. Wheeler is pictured above.
Using the handle “SuperDaE,” Wheeler provided confidential Microsoft documents to Kotaku, and told the web site of his various hacking exploits. The indictment refers to Kotaku quoting “D.W.” discussing his “unauthorized access to a next-generation Xbox gaming console.” The web site only referred to the teenager as “Dylan.” (6 pages)
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.
Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.
Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.
"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."
The federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."
However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.
"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," BLM Director Neil Kornze said.
"We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner," he said.
The roundup began April 5, following lengthy court proceedings dating back to 1993, federal officials said. Federal officers began impounding the first lot of cows last weekend, and Bundy responded by inviting supporters onto his land to protest the action.
"People are getting tired of the federal government having unlimited power," Bundy's wife, Carol Bundy told ABC News.
By Sunday, April 6, one of Bundy's sons, Dave Bundy, was taken into custody for refusing to disperse and resisting arrest, while hundreds of other protesters, some venturing from interstate, gathered along the road few miles from Bundy's property in solidarity. Dave Bundy was later released.
A spokesman for the Bundy encampment told ABC News roughly 300 protesters had assembled for the protest, while a BLM representative estimated there were around 100 people.
"We want a peaceful protest, but we also want our voices heard," said Cliven Bundy's sister, Chrisie Marshall Bundy.
But clashes between demonstrators and authorities took a violent turn on Wednesday, with cell phone video showing some being tasered at the site, including Bundy's son, Ammon Bundy. Two other protesters were detained, cited and later released on Thursday, according to the BLM.
As the movement grew by the day, and demonstrators rallied together, bonding by campfires at night, local protest leaders warned people not to wear camouflage and keep their weapons inside their vehicles.
Both sides said the issue is one of fairness, with the federal government maintaining that thousands of other cattle ranchers are abiding by the law by paying their annual grazing fees, while Bundy's family and supporters say the government's actions are threatening ranchers' freedoms.
"It's about the freedom of America," said another of Bundy's sisters, Margaret Houston. "We have to stand up and fight."
ABC News' Alan Farnham contributed to this report.
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