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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:34 | 902584 Xibalba
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Slaughter. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:48 | 902672 Oh regional Indian
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Not really Xib, it's to give the false impression of escalation. Remember Iran was the first twitter revolution. Since then, twitter has been positioned as some kind of bulwark of democracy and free speech.

Last week, twitter was lionized for protecting some Second Amendment (to a constitution to which NO AMERICAN IS PARTY, get that, no American citizen is a party to the American Constitution) rights wrt Wikidribble.

It's all part of a plan, to make things appear worse than they are in one place while absolute heniousness like the blowing up of an entire Afghan village or the continuing issues with GOM keep bubbling away. 

That stuff is too deep for twits.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/twit-twit-2hooo/

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:50 | 902688 SheepDog-One
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Totaly agree, ORI.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:31 | 902909 Rwbrown72
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Obama Nation...... Beotches! Get ready.... You'll understand everything more clearly tonight! State of the Union (I mean Machine! as in Chicago Machine!)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:50 | 903007 SDRII
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If this were a fight, one might say the US is getting mauled with the huge fail in Lebanon and now the backyard Egypt oasis showing signs of fracturing after that stellar Parliamentary election that made Afghanistan look down right Democratic. Dispatch Hillary and fast.....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:30 | 903594 Malcolm Tucker
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MUST SEE VIDEO of an Egyptian protester stand up to a water cannon truck, ALONE, and getting blasted in the face!!!

Reminiscent of "tank man" in Tienanmen Sqaure! So inspiring!

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-boiling-over.html

In the same link there is another video of a badly beaten police officer being carried to an ambulance

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:21 | 902864 dark pools of soros
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GASLAND

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:32 | 903190 indio007
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"No private person has a right to complain by suit in court on the ground of a breach of the United States constitution; for, though the constitution is a compact, he is not a party to it."

http://freedom-school.com/court-cites/padelford-v-city-of-savannah-1854.pdf


Padelford, Fay & Co. v. Mayor and Aldermen of City of Savannah, 14 Ga. 438 - 1854


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:48 | 903236 Oh regional Indian
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precisely indio.

ORI

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:03 | 903480 DosZap
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indio,

Its that Private Person to whom the Constitution was expressly written.

This is Redress of Grievances...................

This idiot is clueless.

On Egypt, they will continue to slaughter all othe religions,and we will have another IRAN on our hands, X's 10.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:19 | 903551 Simon Endean
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Of course, that opinion is only valid in the State of Georgia, as it was issued by a Georgia court.  It is of no value in Federal court or in any other state court.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 16:57 | 903948 indio007
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Are you saying someone that doesn't live in Georgia is a party to the Constitution? 

Have you read the Constitution? Specifically the signature line? It says "witnessed".

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:08 | 902795 Gully Foyle
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Fuck if they would only block TWITTER in the US.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:44 | 902907 tonyw
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6:20 pm local time, mobile phones reported to be down.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:09 | 903237 Bob
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A bus exploded in the Manila financial district:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70O1MV20110125

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:13 | 903312 Millivanilli
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From 1989 to 2006, the US provided Egypt with billions of dollars worth of fighter jets, tanks, missiles and other arms.

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president, has ruled since 1981 under "emergency" law that allows the government to detain people without charge. Torture by police and security forces is routine.

Oppressed with weapons sold by the US.   

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:49 | 904518 Cathartes Aura
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president, has ruled since 1981 under "emergency" law that allows the government to detain people without charge. Torture by police and security forces is routine.


A federal appeals court yesterday backed the president's power to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil without any criminal charges, holding that such authority is vital during wartime to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/09/AR200509...

 

oh snap!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:34 | 902586 Id fight Gandhi
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Fuck them. Government suppression? This is going to bite them hard.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902639 jus_lite_reading
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Ironically, this will make things worse for TPTB (were)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:45 | 902979 Clayton Bigsby
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Was just thinking the exact same thing - if they can't rant online, people will take it to the streets to get out their agression - dumb move, imho

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:59 | 903064 jus_lite_reading
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Either way, when gov'ts are so corrupt the world over, what else do people have left to trust?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:50 | 902687 scatterbrains
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TD this is why Oblabbla needs to hurry along that internet kill switch legislation, so that he could have shut the net down before you had a chance to announce that the twitter plug was pulled in Egypt.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:09 | 902803 Gully Foyle
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scatterbrains

"TD this is why Oblabbla needs to hurry along that internet kill switch legislation, so that he could have shut the net down before you had a chance to announce that the twitter plug was pulled in Egypt"

I think he already has the po.....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:31 | 902911 jus_lite_reading
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When ZH gets shut down, I'll be the first to be at the local Costco/BJs et al to buy whatever is there- at thatj point, martial law is imminent

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:57 | 903055 DaddyO
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When ZH gets shut down,it will be too late, all the box stores will be wiped out and chaos outside the door will be rampant.

Prepare now and when the balloon goes up you can stay home and avoid the rabble.

DaddyO

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:02 | 903080 jus_lite_reading
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I'm ready already. BUT you can never have enough food and water... that's a fact. I have about 7 months worth of food/supplies rationed out for my family.I'm constantly rotating though my stockpile in oder to keep them fresh- I still have supplies from 2009.

Also just received a 3 month shipment of iodide tabs. You never know...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:07 | 903491 DosZap
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Not in the OPEN Officially.

But, soon to come.News blackouts here would be lighting a fuse.

Except in time of Martial LAW, or WAR, should any one person have control of the PEOPLES AIRWAVES.

They belong to US, not the fking Gvt.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:34 | 902589 MsCreant
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I wonder if they will do this in Lebanon too? And just how does one go about "blocking" twitter? Doesn't twitter have to cooperate with this? Or is there a way to do it, hacking?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:00 | 902744 citationneeded
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They can be messing around with DNS, or it can be an actual block of Twitter's IP's.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:04 | 902775 Id fight Gandhi
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I guess the peoples solution would be to have an app to feed tweets into a mobile on site wifi hotspot.

Hackers could then work around the government blocked servers and feed the tweets thru another country.

Keep them real time tweets coming. The world is ours, not the government elite!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:09 | 903497 DosZap
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Right on, they will find a way around this.

The Wiki Diki has shown no one really can stop anyone IF they are detrmined enough from getting the word out.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:55 | 903047 tonyw
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In these countries there are generally very few ISPs and often these are controlled by "friends & family" so not too hard if they're on the ball. In Egypt the national telephone company is Telecom Egypt.

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:35 | 902590 snowball777
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Any short-wave operators around those pyramids?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902611 Clampit
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I'd probably just try anonymous proxy first.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:35 | 902591 Misean
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I truly hope the USeless Evil Empire's crony's get ousted, and the replacements are not the same as the old boss. My fear is that this is just some CIA house cleaning, given Mubarack's age...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902609 CH1
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You give them too much credit. They ain't that good.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:44 | 902651 Misean
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Probably not. What about Mossad?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:03 | 902764 Crassus
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They're spread a little thin at the moment.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:16 | 903135 Bob
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I bet business is booming for CIA contractors.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902601 dryam
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Things will get out of control faster than anyone thinks.

 

Let's see how the MSM spins this.  I suspect that later we'll hear that it was hackers who shut down Twitter.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902641 SheepDog-One
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Americans think things are so stable, they can 'cntrl alt del' things like 40% flash crashes within 2 days, and are so insulated in an imaginary force field shield that they think nothing can ever happen here, to them. Well theyll get a real rude awakening very fast.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902607 EscapeKey
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I'm sure it's because we're not allowed to hear how happy they are. We might invade, if we knew.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902608 sodbuster
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The US is next- don't think it can't happen here.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20029302-501465.html

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:39 | 902619 CH1
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It IS happening here... but the good little drones who use Facebook and Google 99% of the time will never notice.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:39 | 902620 dryam
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The second ZH gets shut down I'm off to Walmart to do some serious loading up.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:44 | 902653 MsCreant
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If you have the funds, don't fuck around, do it now. It is insurance. Load up on stuff you use any way and rotate stock. You don't have to be a doomer to do this. You should be prepared in case of natural disaster, fuel shortages, power outages, etc. You have always been responsible to take care of yourself. If you are not ready now, do it. It's like fucking without a condom, could be you'll be okay, but do you really want to be caught bareback when things get strange?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:48 | 902677 SheepDog-One
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Its funny those who call people 'doomers' for having even a couple months worth of food and water around, and some weapons, are ALWAYS the ones seen on TV after whatever disaster crying and waiting for a DHS FEMA truck to show up with a baloney sammich. Off to the FEMA camps with ya! Deserve it!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:59 | 902740 dussasr
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You absolutely don't have to be a doomer to stock up - current events just add urgency to your stocking plan.  I'm up to about 4 months food supply now.  I just buy a little extra of whatever keeps that I'm buying anyway to build my stock. 

My wife is watching my stockpiling activities with curious indifference.  My mother-in-law thinks I'm flat out crazy.  It will really piss me off if I have to feed her short sighted ass some day.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:08 | 902800 kadriana288
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My in-laws thought I was crazy at first and then they watched coffee double in price. Stocking up isn't good for just a disaster but saves a lot of money too.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:03 | 902766 DaveyJones
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and Monsanto seeds are like fucking with a condom

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