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93915 No. 93915 ID: cea930 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>A few weeks ago, we told you about “Operation Choke Point” -- an effort by Attorney General Eric Holder to put gun stores out of business.

>Basically, it works like this: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), at the behest of Barack Obama, has declared that gun stores are “high risk” businesses. “High risk” businesses have been, up until now, a small category of supposedly disreputable businesses, which have included pornographers, sellers of drug paraphernalia, and payday lenders. alt

>The second step in the process is Eric Holder’s Justice Department’s “Operation Choke Point.” And its function is specifically to choke off any credit or credit card processing forbusinesses (now including gun dealers) who fall in the “high risk” category.

>Already, scores of gun dealers have complained that their banks have cut their credit or otherwise put pressure on them. Three articles detailing this effort to shut down gun dealers may be found here, here and here.

>The good news is this: Senator Rand Paul has just filed an amendment to the Science Justice Commerce Appropriations bill which will cut off Obama’s efforts to shut down gun stores by drying up their credit.

>The Paul language is Amendment 3292 to H.R. 4660.

>The appropriations bill is currently on the floor, but we expect the Paul amendment to be considered Friday or Tuesday. If adopted, the Obama administration would be barred from attempting to cut off credit to guns stores – just because they sell guns.
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92525 No. 92525 ID: 52b231 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
>The only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

>Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday evening, local time, in an area of eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. Officials said the exchange was not violent and the 28-year-old Bergdahl was in good condition and able to walk.

I know there's been a lot of controversy surrounding this guy's capture, so I'll be curious to hear his side of the story.

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>> No. 93981 ID: 864c6a

notsureifserious or just very unaware of what goes on in barracks...

Or old classic movies, for that matter
>> No. 93985 ID: cda3b1
I appreciate that there's genuinely good reasons to promote POWs in absentia (largely based around equity upon retirement). But how the fuck is he possibly qualified to lead anything?
>> No. 93988 ID: 864c6a

>There's a strong possibility that keeping prisoners alive, then releasing them later discombobulates the various factions


>Ultimately it's more productove than just killing them

Yeah, other than giving them a complete cassus belli. It's Terrorism 101, which the US sucks at more or less.

>ala the darker parts of the phoenix programme

Ah, summer.

I don't think you actually know anything all about that program.
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>> No. 93992 ID: cda3b1
sorry deleted the orig post before i realised you'd replied.

it's a complicated argument - but when goatfucker1 is wiped out by a drone, goatfucker2 steps in cleanly and goatfuckers 3 and 4 follow loyally. by keeping goatfucker1 alive: goatfuckers 2,3, and 4 are in an uncertain situ re their chain of command. this can be manipulated into factional conflict especially when goatfucker1 re-emerges expecting their former position. in the meantime you get a period of inertia/uncertainty.

not saying that's what happened in this case, but its a silver lining to a very dark cloud.

Re vietnam: accounts mention hunting caucasians/blacks accompanying guerillas. At least three theories exist about this: first, that the rumours were just that - rumours; second, the NLF acquired advisors from the soviets or former french soldiers or; third, they were disaffected American draftees that were MIA. In any case this fell within mandate of units tasked with phoenix even if not strictly within the mission of disruption of communist political infrastructure (ratsancong) - for obvious reasons.

note: never read accounts of this elimination actually occuring, but i've certainly read reputable accounts of the contingency planning (possibly associated with AATTVN sources).
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93945 No. 93945 ID: 485ab1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

The gun lobby seems like a Goliath, but here's how to play David

By Tim Dickinson
July 14, 2014 9:00 AM ET

The NRA remains one of the most formidable forces in American political life. But it is not bulletproof. Since the massacres in Aurora and Newtown, states from New York and Maryland to Colorado and California have made modest progress against the gun lobby, passing a raft of new laws aimed at reducing gun violence. There are sharp lessons to be learned from these victories, and even more important ones to be gleaned from the playbook of the NRA itself. The seven strategies below can empower gun-control advocates to stop bemoaning their helplessness, and start carrying the day.

1. Commit to a Generation-Long Battle
The NRA is engaged in a long war. Americans committed to combating gun violence must be also.

By and large, the NRA doesn't win with flashy, high profile political fights. The gun lobby wins like the Baltimore Ravens of the Ray Lewis era, marrying competent offensive execution to a punishing defense that keeps opponents out of the red zone.

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>> No. 93947 ID: b338a2
Step 1: Abandon all your anti-gunner principles to turn the law against gun owners

Step 2: Heavily arm the police and order confiscation of guns from 70 million individuals in America

Step 3: Oh my god! A civil war! Who could have predicted this!?
>> No. 93948 ID: 660337
>and witnessed the NRA's campaign to bankrupt gun-maker Smith & Wesson
Wait, what?

>Politicize Disaster, Unabashedly
>there's an impulse from many elected officials to slow down, to gather facts, to ensure that cooler heads prevail.
Is he actually admitting that his opinion is wrong and not supported by facts?
>> No. 93949 ID: 5d922e

S&W sold us out to the Clinton administration.

Their reward was being bankrupted five times under five different sets of owners, IIRC. They're not even an American company anymore, they're owned by a British holdings firm now.
>> No. 93951 ID: 559ef9
They got 3 down and 5 for now, but I've yet to see the rest.

>Ideally, gun-control advocates would meet the NRA with a national, big-tent, big-money-and-grassroots organization all their own.

Got a loooong way to go from cryin' about it on facebook.
Anyhow, good to see that nearly all the comments are pretty much BTFO of the whiners.
>> No. 93952 ID: 1bddb7
Basically what happened was that in 2000 S&W agreed to do some gun control stuff the Clinton administration wanted in exchange for preference in government contracts.

The resulting boycott lost them 40% of their sales, a layoff of 400-800 people, the shuttering of 2 plants, a FTC anti-trust investigation into the NRA and GOA, and caused the British holdings company to sell off S&W in 2001 for $15 million (they had paid around $110 in the late 80s) to a company called Saf-T-Hammer (they make gun locks apparently) run by a former S&W guy who then went back on the agreement.

No. 93873 ID: cea930 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>You're watching the US military conduct what it claims is the first "successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets." For the uninitiated, .50-caliber bullets are approximately the size of a Sharpie, and are used in long-range sniper rifles and machine guns.

>Now, technology developed by DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) will transform the projectiles into miniature homing missiles.

>The agency explains what you're seeing above: "This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is aimed. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful hits." Here's DARPA's rendering of the projectile:

>EXACTO goes into greater detail, noting that "The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course."

>We've been following the terrifying promise of smart guns for some time, but watching this live fire test was enough to make me spit up my coffee.
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>> No. 93878 ID: 795e08
soon we will have real bolters?
>> No. 93879 ID: 7e122d
Actually, one of the things I think this could be useful for is less-lethals. Smartly target a single troublemaker out of a crowd and incapacitate him while leaving others untouched.

>self-guiding smart munition gyrojets with HEAP rounds

[heresy intensifies]
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>Smartly target a single troublemaker out of a crowd and incapacitate him while leaving others untouched.

That would be amazing for hostage and terrorist situations where its a bad guy mixed in with a bunch of innocent human shields. Target the bad guy and be able to hit him with some Wanted bullet curving round that will only hit him with little or no chance of hitting an innocent.

Go for less lethal like you said so incase the dude targeted moves at the last second you only injure the non-target rather then killing them.

A weapon system like this sounds pretty damn practical. Just remember not to push the little red button.
>> No. 93890 ID: 63b86b
I remember this from a good long while back.

Made me think about using small arms as precision indirect fire. Your spotter goes for a walk, radios that he's ready, lases the target, you fire and bam. Some guy four miles away over a hill, in a house, takes a bullet.

Or something.
>> No. 93921 ID: cda3b1
  an antimaterial rifle or HMG equiped with the system probably makes an effective screen against discovery by these. it's a pretty economical solution given that you don't need dedicated assets, helicopters, or a fuckton of munitions.

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93892 No. 93892 ID: 9f4014 Locked hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>pic related, its me
Footage of Stephen McDaniel’s (me) stalking Lauren Giddings in the hours before he strangled her offers a glimpse at the painstaking steps he took to slip inside her apartment.

His elaborate measures to kill her and elude detection have no bearing on the multimillion-dollar, wrongful death lawsuit Giddings’ family filed against him, a case all but settled this week.

Even so, the surreptitious video only further shows the lengths McDaniel went to snuff out the life of a young woman, an aspiring attorney like himself.

Kristin S. Miller, a close friend of Giddings who represented her family in the lawsuit, on Thursday deemed McDaniel’s spy video “harrowing,” and his actions “the most horrific, hideous ... premeditation I’ve ever seen.

“He was and is a coward and a loser.”

The lawsuit filed against McDaniel by Giddings’ parents essentially ended in a consent judgment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

As part of the settlement, which awaits a judge’s signature, McDaniel admits liability for Giddings’ death. With McDaniel unable to seek parole in her murder for 30 years, the Giddingses reserve the right to petition for compensatory and punitive damages if McDaniel is ever released from prison.
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>> No. 93893 ID: 2a82ad
Doesn't belong in /n/ anymore. Locking shortly.

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93604 No. 93604 ID: 267cfc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
The feminists hadn’t shown up yet, but they could, at any moment, with their protest signs and screaming. The threat of them was an infuriating and exhilarating specter throughout the weekend, a symbol of the oppression facing the men’s rights activists who had gathered to meet for their inaugural conference.

Early Friday before the opening session, a wispy trail of men — mostly white, college-through-retirement-age — waited for the doors to open outside of this Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost in suburban Detroit. One man talked about his ex-wife. A lot of guys talked about their ex-wives. Ex-wives and ex-girlfriends were often cited as the catalysts to these men’s realizations that the world had become a hostile and dangerous place for males. Such realizations are what activists sometimes call “red pill moments,” and although attendees coalesced around different issues — paternity fraud, circumcision, false rape allegations — the binding theme was that almost everyone here had experienced a version of a red pill moment.

In the months leading up to the International Conference on Men’s Issues, much of the rest of the country hunkered down on discussions of gender: a White House task force studied sexual assaults on college campuses. A shooter in Santa Barbara, Calif., killed two women and four men because, he said in a manifesto and video posted before his attack, he believed women had unjustly withheld affection from him. A #YesAllWomen campaign highlighted broader experiences of misogyny.

At the ICMI, where about 200 participants had preordered tickets, there was a parallel discussion of gender issues: Men, attendees believed, were the ones under threat of attack. This conference was their response, their rallying call to action.

“Men are second-class citizens,” said Gary Costanza, a pleasant gray-haired man from Long Island. He was particularly interested in divorce issues, saying that custody should always be split and financial child support should not exist. He just wanted the same rights as everyone else.

That’s all any of them said they wanted. The same rights as the “privileged women,” as various attendees described the female gender. The entitled, increasingly “narcissistic women.” That’s all.

Over the course of two days:

One speaker postulated that women are responsible for all domestic violence because, having all the power in relationships, they could simply choose not to marry violent men.
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>> No. 93744 ID: ae8fa2
>4chon.net faggotry
this shit was never permitted when serv ran this site
>> No. 93745 ID: e28d25
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Thread starts on men's rights groups....

>51 posts later.

The world has run out of bread.

Never change opchan, never change.
>> No. 93746 ID: 0cf08f
Its the Bundy thread.

There are additional links here >>93700
>> No. 93795 ID: d68c95
>Equality tends to mean losses for the previously advantaged group.

Equality is not the word we are looking for. The problem in contemporary society is one group becomes privileged at the expense of the other.

If we lived truly in an equal society then both men and women would have an equal playing field however as of now women are the more privileged group.
>> No. 93815 ID: c37c03
I don't think you understand. Maybe I should have said perceived losses? What the original group loses is being the preferred group. That CAN have an impact psychologically, but that's not the same as a concrete loss. They're different kinds of losses.

>however as of now women are the more privileged group.

Dude, unless you're in a pink collar job (where this is an actual problem, see the plight of male elementary school teachers) or living on the Island of Amazonia, no. I'm afraid women aren't the ones you can blame for all your problems right now. Yes, I know that would be easier.

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93761 No. 93761 ID: 034da9 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this morning announced uncharged mobile devices would not be allowed through to planes heading to the United States at a number of overseas airports.

TSA agents will ask travellers at checkpoints to prove their devices are powered by asking for the device to be turned on. Devices lacking power will not be allowed through.

"During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones," the TSA advised in a notice on its website.

"Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveller may also undergo additional screening."

The new security measures have been put in place to address concerns that mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices could be used as an explosive device.

US security officials have previously identified Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones as requiring extra checks on flights to the US from airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The agency had been directed to introduce the enhanced security measures at a number of unidentified overseas airports with direct flights to the US by US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson last week.
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You do know airliners are built to a higher standard than when this happened? An explosive would have to get through several layers of spaced material and it would have to punch through in certain areas which generally aren't accessible to passengers in the cabin.

This is another instance of security theater but I REALLY want to know what kind of intel they found to prompt this.
>> No. 93785 ID: f23512
They likely found nothing; I think they might just be giving new/updated "justification" to an old rule, probably to help try and validate their continued existence.
>> No. 93792 ID: 4332f6
Dumbest thing since sliced bread. Any idiot who can make a bomb out of a cell phone can fool a TSA agent just as easily. I mean, honestly, have you ever met one that you would remotely trust as security personnel?

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93446 No. 93446 ID: d5e5a4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Painfully obvious, but thankfully even the SCOTUS unanimously agreed that police need a warrant to search a cell phone.

>The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous decision that amounts to a major statement in favor of privacy rights.

>Police agencies had argued that searching through the data on cell phones was no different than asking someone to turn out his pockets, but the justices rejected that, saying a cell phone is more fundamental.


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>> No. 93460 ID: 526e39
Ignoring the Supreme Court will hopefully be a part of their own undoing.
>> No. 93461 ID: d5e5a4
Hopefully this ruling will help prevent cops from taking phones when people are filming them violating the rights of the public.
>> No. 93541 ID: 8f9280
so is there like some sorta software that would let you live stream to a remote server?

Cus that plus current (smartphones) and future (google glass)tech could lead to a great deal of evidence not going fucking missing when cops do dumb things.
>> No. 93547 ID: 489ef7
Easily not admissible because of wire tapping laws.
Though it would make a good video on liveleak, it would be quickly taken down on youtube.
>> No. 93763 ID: 8a4165
Don't rely on it.



If it's in a public place or a place that you own or control (or the owner gives no shits/supports you), then I think you'll be okay. Regardless, the cop will probably just get paid leave as "punishment".

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93689 No. 93689 ID: 485ab1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
In a shocking story on the German site Tagesschau, Lena Kampf, Jacob Appelbaum and John Goetz report on the rules used by the NSA to decide who is a "target" for surveillance.

Since the start of the Snowden story in 2013, the NSA has stressed that while it may intercept nearly every Internet user's communications, it only "targets" a small fraction of those, whose traffic patterns reveal some basis for suspicion. Targets of NSA surveillance don't have their data flushed from the NSA's databases on a rolling 48-hour or 30-day basis, but are instead retained indefinitely.

The authors of the Tagesschau story have seen the "deep packet inspection" rules used to determine who is considered to be a legitimate target for deep surveillance, and the results are bizarre.

According to the story, the NSA targets anyone who searches for online articles about Tails -- like this one that we published in April, or this article for teens that I wrote in May -- or Tor (The Onion Router, which we've been posted about since 2004). Anyone who is determined to be using Tor is also targeted for long-term surveillance and retention.

Tor and Tails have been part of the mainstream discussion of online security, surveillance and privacy for years. It's nothing short of bizarre to place people under suspicion for searching for these terms.

More importantly, this shows that the NSA uses "targeted surveillance" in a way that beggars common sense. It's a dead certainty that people who heard the NSA's reassurances about "targeting" its surveillance on people who were doing something suspicious didn't understand that the NSA meant people who'd looked up technical details about systems that are routinely discussed on the front page of every newspaper in the world.
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>Implying this site isn't crawled weekly by DHS bots

>linux is a threat to NSA authority

What is SELinux?

Let 'em know ahead of time. Pic stolen from /g/ (4chan, not ours).
>> No. 93711 ID: 5b5c75
If everyone is on a watchlist, no one is.
>> No. 93723 ID: 09e6cc
You should run me through it, I have to fly out of the country in about a year, sure would suck if I got held back because of some bullshit.
>> No. 93725 ID: 5b9a02
Emailed you, if anyone else is curious, feel free to email me.
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>In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

>Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.

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93638 No. 93638 ID: e28d25 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>I’ll be honest, I’ve heard a lot of crazy talk about the United Nations, particularly coming from the far right and “gun culture”. But what I once thought to be no more than the paranoid rantings and ravings of fringe nuts has seemingly been articulated in a recent job listing posted by the United Nations. Now, this posting has begun circulating throughout social media.

>The U.N. posting says clearly that they are actively preparing personnel to assist in what they have described as “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration” work.

>Lest you assume they are hiring for work abroad, the listing says that the duty station for this key U.N. Peacekeeping Operations department is New York City.

>What does this mean? Well, according to the United Nations information page on ‘DDR’ operations, this will involve the following:

>Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons from combatants and often from the civilian population.

>Demobilization is the formal and controlled discharge of active combatants from armed forces and groups, including a phase of “reinsertion” which provides short-term assistance to ex-combatants.

>Reintegration is the process by which ex-combatants acquire civilian status and gain sustainable employment and income. It is a political, social and economic process with an open time-frame, primarily taking place in communities at the local level.
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>> No. 93669 ID: b338a2
Largest contributor of funds and military forces, controls the largest military organization in it (NATO) and three votes out of five on the UNSC
Symbolically the very headquarters are in America

So yeah the threat of UN is not external but tied to whatever happens in our government
Defensively, the entire world could gang up and not have a very good chance of invading AND occupying America
>> No. 93674 ID: 1bddb7
Yugoslavia also wasn't a shithole before Serbians ruined it.
>> No. 93675 ID: b338a2
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You might want to bother looking up the history before making insults
>> No. 93708 ID: 081f03
don't be so reasonable, it's time for paranoia.
>> No. 93710 ID: 823a67
You mean NATO.

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