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  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "Strangely enough, your supposed enemies, the anti-X violent extremists, are in exactly the same position. So the best way things could work out for both of you is a series of tit-for-tat atrocities that produce too much collateral damage for...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "One is flagged as "Gandhian nonviolence" (Satyagraha, etc) that has the morality of ahimsa at its center." I don't think anyone remembers Ghandi's framework anymore. Even Sharp's analysis is probably out of date. Nonviolence isn't exactly "peaceful" but it isn't...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Nonviolence has this inherent backed in advantage that the mainstream public far prefers that to seeing violence in the streets. Often the first ones to hurt somebody lose public support by a large margin. That's what happened in Charlottesville. Emmit...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    See my reply to Moz, which I wrote before I read your reply to me. Obviously I agree with most of what you are saying, though if you want contemporary innovative non-violent tactics, you might like this: https://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Civil-Resistance-Tactics-in-the-21st-Century-Monograph.pdf Your comparison...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    ""saturating media with propaganda" is one of the oldest cyberattacks and is increasingly regarded as an act of war. Look at the way some people in the USA are jumping up and down about tictok or Russian influence. Interestingly many...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "That's the sort of action you think will cause Israel to recognise the state of Palestine, withdraw from its territory and start paying compensation to Palestinians negatively affected by the creation of the state of Israel?" You seem to have...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "The Kennedy assassination was the first really traumatic experience I witnessed in my life. It's the narrative I've come up with to make what I know about the case to make sense." You get my sincere respect for your honesty...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Personally, I convinced myself years ago that Oswald was the killer and he acted alone....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    The problem with cyber-attacks is that they still constitute a form of violence. A better approach would be saturating social media with pro-agenda messages, much like the dark money does nowadays....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Here's the playbook: https://wri-irg.org/en/resources/2008/gene-sharps-198-methods-nonviolent-action But nonviolent action wouldn't, of course, have taken place in Gaza itself. It would have taken place in Tel Aviv and major cities around the world. To be effective, the protests would have had to disavow...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "I think it's because the U.S. isn't very good at it. We don't do it because we CAN'T do it." Actually, I believe that the move away from covert assassination was a policy decision. They are very hard to do,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "So yeah, blame it on Hamas..." It's not a binary. We can blame what Hamas has done on Hamas, and what Israel has done on Israel....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "how would u have hamas fight in a place as crowded as gaza without "using human shields" tho? build all their tunnels in one clearly marked area so the israelis could drop bunker busters on it in safety?" The situation...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    " Putin proposed to open talks, but Biden's agents (in both the USA and UK) told Zelenskyy NOT to do so, to go for a total military defeat of Russia, and we would provide all the arms etc. he needed."...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    "But that wasn't my point. My point was the US is not going to do an assassination in Russia or Israel, both of whom have nukes." On that we agree completely....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Wait, wait, wait. I think I get it. It was Oswald. He is the one who set it all up. Through his personal connections, he ensured that investigators would find clues planted to make the Cubans look like the one's...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    You made an active claim (that Bellingcat is unreliable). I am now asking you to back that up. If that's trolling then I couldn't be more proud to be a troll. And, no, I'm not going to do your research...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    "Your search results may vary" It astounds me that anyone would rely on a list of search results as of itself indicating anything. Yes, read some of the results and try to track down the truth, since that's what we...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    "Re: "Replications or it didn't happen." Sounds great - and how do you replicate anything if you're starved for funding? My impression is that funding is getting tighter and historically/typically goes to new ideas and not to replicating already published...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    "You are trolling. Grow up. A simple search on 'Skripal Bellingcat' will get you dozens of links." No cite then, got it....
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    Re "Jubilees" as an oligarchic dystopia preventative: how often do Jubilees need to occur? How much debt in the economy needs to be erased? Are we including corporate debt? How does this compare with other solutions?...
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    "Seems like it's inevitable for Plutocracy/Oligarchy to devolve into dystopia. I'm more interested in how you prevent democracies from devolving into Plutocracies/Oligarchies." Via tax reform. No, really. Thomas Piketty laid out the case for a global redistributive tax on wealth...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    "The initial assertions were based entirely on a claimed analysis by Bellingcat, which can be coyly described as a shadowy and secretive organisation funded by western military organisations to provide 'independent' information." Citation needed....
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    "Okay for highly specific exercises but my impression is that a key selling point of AI is its ability to plow through almost unlimited data to find the greater underlying idea or some hidden/undiscovered gems." Back when I was in...
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    The law, of course, is whatever the courts and law enforcement says it is, so we will have to wait for an armed right wing "militia" to fire on some protesters to see whether that will be treated as a...
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    The difference between a militia and a street gang is that a militia is organized for legitimate self-defense, while a street gang is organized for conducting illicit crime. The problem is that currently in the US, the word "Militia" has...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    "Has anyone asked a chatbot to summarize or whatever, including in the directions "Do not create data, only use pre-existing data"?" That's how I use ChatGPT, actually. I provide it a prompt that I design based on information I have...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    ChatGPT is designed to summarize the internet for you. You shouldn't trust it for facts, any more than you would just trust Google. The best approach to using it, so far as I have been able to determine, is to...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Escape from Yokai Land
    I know jack all about programming languages, but in more normal magical terms, are you saying that Bob is channeling the EoS?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Escape from Yokai Land
    "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die" Is that a reference to Twitter legacy accounts?...
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