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[liberationtech] [tt] NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism

Guido Witmond guido at witmond.nl
Sat Jun 15 03:01:36 PDT 2013


On 15-06-13 04:43, Shava Nerad wrote:
> I think he means people herding, not people culling -- at least I hope
> so! ;)
>
> It's at best ambiguous in idiomatic English.
>
> SN
>

I don't want to shoot or kill people...

I meant, running these scenarios is a good thing to learn about things 
before they run out of hand.

Reading the analysis, I got the impression that the military 
intelligence has gotten in the situation where the fears of unrest 
become bigger every year but they choose to create a army division to 
fight the unrest. But that doesn't take away the cause of unrest, 
leading to a vicious circle. That I find unwise.

Imagine what can be done with a small portion of the US-army budget 
towards environmental research, energy efficiency, water management to 
avoid flood disasters. We could have had affordable holiday trips to the 
moon if we didn't waste the money on surveillance and attempts to 
repression.

To avert problems by creating solutions, that earns my respect.

I'd better stay out of politics....

Apologies for my wrong choice of words.

Guido.

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> Shava Nerad
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>
> On Jun 14, 2013 9:10 PM, "Moritz Bartl" <moritz at torservers.net
> <mailto:moritz at torservers.net>> wrote:
>
>     On 15.06.2013 02:18, Guido Witmond wrote:
>      > The original analysis read to me:
>      > "We face severe problems that might lead to civil unrest. We need
>     more
>      > population control, whatever the price. Now we also have civil unrest
>      > due to the population control. We need even more funds."
>
>     How does "population control" come into this, and what do you mean
>     by it?
>
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