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tires slashed on google shopping express truck in Mission District
by some anarchists
Saturday Jun 14th, 2014 5:20 PM
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this saturday the 14th, a few people slashed the tires of a google shopping express delivery van when it was stopped in traffic in the Mission District. the driver was so out of it they didn't even notice and drove off slowly with the rest of the vehicles. its not clear where the truck finally broke down or how much the delivery schedule was affected but another truck would be needed to complete the route. we now declare open season on every vehicle connected to the gentrifying tech companies. go forth, comrades! to a world without commodities, money, or exploitation...

-some anarchists

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by Sam Framcisco
Sunday Jun 15th, 2014 12:32 AM
The delivery vehicle made it up to Dolores and 16th, with 2 slashed tires.

We noticed the driver was an older (looked to be mid-50s) Latino man.

Talked with another driver down the block, but also on Dolores, a couple hours later. This guy was of African descent and was a little freaked out that people were talking to him. We asked whether he worked for Google or a contractor. Nervously, he said his direct employer was a one-day delivery service called 1-800Courier (here's their website: http://www.1-800courier.com/). This is an Atlanta-based logistics company, much like UPS or FedEx.

These guys were obviously overworked, underpaid -- and fearful -- members of the working class. Not unlike the kids of color who deliver pizza in my own residential San Francisco neighborhood. If someone orders are large pepperoni with their app, are you going to slash their tires too? Are the tires of Uber, Lyft and Sidecar vehicles targets too? If not, why not?

And while we're at it, San Francisco has been overrun by Art Academy University shuttle buses for decades. Why aren't their tires being slashed, to show how they're fucking up the local housing market by gobbling up real estate and taking rentals off the market (to create dorms for spoiled art students)? And what about all those annoying hospital buses, shuttling wealthy healthcare workers to Kaiser on Geary, St. Mary's near Golden Gate Park, California Pacific Medical Center's various campuses, St. Francis on Nob Hills, and the UCSF sites all over town. Aren't these overpaid, benefited workers your enemies too? Then slash away at their van and bus tires, as they tie up routes of Muni. And don't you care about the environmental health of the planet? Why aren't the shuttle buses, filling up Muni routes on Market, getting their tires slashed as they run genetic engineers to their labs around Mission Bay.

Why are only elderly working class Latinos employed by 1-800Courier getting the tires of the cars they're driving slashed? And where were you anarchists when Muni drivers did a 1/2 week sick-out against management's concessionary contract? Don't you have class consciousness? Or do you only hate on working class drivers employed by contractors, who actually are only logistics firms contracting their services to tech companies?

Sam
by sf native
Monday Jun 16th, 2014 11:47 AM
while i agree with your sentiment towards some of these companies, consider the consequences of slashing that truck's tires. these actions did nothing to google to company, but probably had repercussions on the truck driver who, surprise surprise, is not the plutocractic tech overlord that you are looking for. if you really want to hurt google, you need to reconsider because all this accomplished is potentially get that blue collar driver fired from his job...
Not only did your actions put a man's job and life at risk, but you also forced the employees of a small company to work overtime to meet the requirements of their contract with Google. Your actions are idiotic and deplorable. Please re-evaluate your opinions and tactics. At the very least, please do not take out your aggression on the hard-working people of this country.

PS: Anarchy is one of the most inane ideals to follow.
by pondering
Monday Jun 16th, 2014 2:05 PM
Where is the appropriate place to fight back? If minions 10 levels down are just working people who should not be inconvenienced and workers on google/apple buses are not the top decision makers so they should not be bothered either, then who or what is a fair target? Everyone becomes just a cog in their ever-expanding wheel of influence and dependency, from workers to consumers, to those that sell them bagels, and therefore no one is individually responsible for what the overall beast is doing. The higher up the pecking order you go, or the closer to the south bay headquarters of these operations, the more security and protection you'll find. There are soft targets and hard targets for protest and disruption. What is the most effective? Which have the best chances of making even a dent in the empire?

Almost every civil disobedience action that blocks roads or whatever is criticized for inconveniencing commuting workers and yet social justice often requires disruptions in the real world, to raise awareness of the issues, or to show an example of people resisting, if not actually pushing the ball forward. During the early years of the US occupation of Iraq, it was not uncommon to hear those who criticized the US's policies of expanding empire be accused of not supporting the troops who were losing their lives in the conflict.
by some two
Monday Jun 16th, 2014 4:34 PM
when youre in jail, you want something to disrupt the routine of workaday people not realizing there are people in jail based on racial and islamic profiling. who cares if someones ''job'' is disrupted, heck, youre in jail on false charges. you want the workaday people to see the terror of american society represented by jails. go to jail and see if you like it. not everone in jail is there because they did something. they talked back to homophobic assaulter and cell phone call was made by the homophobic or anti pagan assaulter and you being non christian athletic all american, you go to jail on false charges and are traumatized . a little of ''no business as usual'' is at least something. most people are drones enslaved by ''employment''.
by anon
Tuesday Jun 17th, 2014 8:23 AM
It's hard to keep your hands clean.

It takes lots of coal miners and pesticide sprayers and workers of all kinds to work the Owners nasty jobs that keep us in thrall.

Get the truck drivers and the bagel sellers and carpet sweepers on our side, or what is really their own side. Learn how to help and protect each other. (Consider the very best undercover person is the temp secretary - a non-entity in the office with access to all kinds of stuff.)

Don't let Them push us apart.

You know, divided we fall.

So don't get mad. Join hands. Organize and Occupy.




" The leading transhumanist science and technology is likely to come from large companies and elite universities, many of which are mostly controlled and administered by the uber-rich. "

via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoltan-istvan/the-biggest-worry-about-t_b_5362161.html


" Negroponte has denied this, but his record indicates that his support for such a plan is not at all far-fetched. During his 41-year career with the State Department, or as some have called it "Death Squads Inc.", he and his cronies shepherded a murder machine from Vietnam to Iraq. Negroponte worked as a political officer at the U.S. embassy in Vietnam from 1964-1968, a period during which there was increased involvement of the government in the war and thousands of executions of civilians and human rights abuses, including the massacres by the infamous "Tiger Force" of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.

As ambassador to Honduras from 1981-1985, he was in charge of the Command Center set-up to stop and overthrow all the emerging national liberation movements taking place in Central America. Military budgets grew in Honduras alone from 4 million dollars to 77 million dollars and the CIA agents stationed there increased tenfold. Money was no object legality or illegality to fight the insurgencies. He lied to Congress about the CIA-created "Battalion 316" Honduran death squad and covert operations that occurred. He supervised the building of the "El Aguacate" air base and other regional military training centers for the Central American Forces, the Contras, and the Salvadorean military. These bases were also secret detention and torture centers and were used to launch the covert war against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua and the mining of their harbors.

But we must remember that Negroponte did not act alone, he got his marching orders from Ronald Reagan and William Casey and all the U.S. embassies in the region worked together to put down these revolutionary movements.In El Salvador, one player stands out from the rest, the current ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield. He played a decisive role along with John Negroponte as a political officer in the embassy cover-up of U.S. involvement in the assassination Archbishop Oscar Romero. He also worked to cover up the murder of the four American Maryknoll nuns and other nuns escaping the violence there. Brownfield also played a key role in directing the death squads and El Salvadorean military, who butchered tens of thousands of trade unionists and members of the FMLN. The death squads did not just kill these people, but in a lot of cases they dismembered them and placed their heads on poles as a warning to the rest of the population."

Via Hands Off Venezuela.org :
http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/john_negroponte_william_brownfield_and_death_squads_inc.htm

http://ce399.typepad.com/weblog/2010/06/el-embajador-john-negroponte-video-en-suecia-es-espa%C3%B1ol-e-ingl%C3%A9s.html

"Return of the Death Squads" via In These Times
http://ce399fascism.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/return-of-the-death-squads-in-these-times-27410/



http://ce399fascism.wordpress.com/

Return of the Death Squads (In These Times 27/4/10)

Rwanda Revisited: Bill Clinton LIED about Knowledge of Rwanda Genocide

Ex-Clinton Aides Advising Honduran Coup Regime (& Video)

Hillary Clinton and the Coup in Honduras

UN Envoy Clinton Brings Pinstriped Hitmen Clutching BlackBerrys to Haiti

Hillary Clinton - Queen of Diamonds: "The Most Diabolical Red Torture"

Bill Clinton Refers to Human Cloning as "Science Fiction" (CNN 2009)

http://ce399.typepad.com/weblog/2005/11/stanford_scient.html

"Stanford and CIA Implant/Mind Control Experimentation »

18 November 2005

Stanford, Scientology and the CIA

Interestingly, other information about the connection of certain Scientology members to some of the secret government's "unusual" experimental research activities comes from premiere mind control researcher and author Alex Constantine, who has authored a wealth of excellent books and articles on the general topic of government sponsored, administered and operated mind control projects, including certain of those based on electromagnetic/radio frequency transmissions.

I quote below a section called "Psychic Spying at the Stanford Research Institute Or CIA Mind Control?" from Constantine's Virtual Government.

"Concrete evidence that electronic mind control was the true object of study at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) was exposed by the Washington Post in 1977. When the Navy awarded a contract to the Institute, "the scientific assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Sam Koslov, received a routine briefing on various research projects, including SRI's. As the briefer flashed his chart onto the screen and began to speak, Koslov stormily interrupted, 'What the hell is that about?' Among the glowing words on the projected chart, the section describing SRI's work was labeled, 'ELF and Mind Control.'""

and then...

" Mind control was also used in domestic covert operations designed to further the CIA's heady ambitions, and during the Vietnam War period SRI was a hive of covert political subterfuge. The Symbionese Liberation Army, like the People's Temple, was a creation of the CIA. The SLA had at its core a clique of black ex-convicts from Vacaville Prison. Donald DeFreeze, otherwise known as "Cinque", led the SLA. He was formerly an informant for the LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section and the director of Vacaville's Black Cultural Association (BCA), a covert mind control unit with funding from the CIA channeled through SRI. The Menlo Park behavior modification specialists experimented with psychoactive drugs administered to members of the BCA. Black prisoners were programmed to murder selected black leaders once on the outside. The CIA/SRI zombie killer hit list included Oakland school superintendent Dr. Marcus Foster, and Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, among others. DeFreeze stated that at Vacaville in 1971-72, he was the subject of a CIA mind control experiment. He described his incarceration on the prison's third floor, where he was corralled by CIA agents who drugged him and said he would become the leader of a radical movement and kidnap a wealthy person. After his escape from Vacaville (an exit door was left unlocked for him), that's exactly what he did. "


There’s a #Zucker Born Every Minute

Posted in Uncategorized by ce399 on 08/03/2012
Facial recognition technology is a staple of sci-fi thrillers like “Minority Report.”

But of bars in Chicago?

SceneTap, a new app for smart phones, uses cameras with facial detection software to scout bar scenes. Without identifying specific bar patrons, it posts information like the average age of a crowd and the ratio of men to women, helping bar-hoppers decide where to go. More than 50 bars in Chicago participate.

As SceneTap suggests, techniques like facial detection, which perceives human faces but does not identify specific individuals, and facial recognition, which does identify individuals, are poised to become the next big thing for personalized marketing and smart phones. That is great news for companies that want to tailor services to customers, and not so great news for people who cherish their privacy. The spread of such technology — essentially, the democratization of surveillance — may herald the end of anonymity.

And this technology is spreading. Immersive Labs, a company in Manhattan, has developed software for digital billboards using cameras to gauge the age range, sex and attention level of a passer-by. The smart signs, scheduled to roll out this month in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, deliver ads based on consumers’ demographics. In other words, the system is smart enough to display, say, a Gillette ad to a male passer-by rather than an ad for Tampax.


http://ce399eugenics.wordpress.com/


" (NaturalNews) When you buy Microsoft products, you are now promoting the pharmaceutical industry and its global vaccine agenda. That's the new reality in which we live, where the world's largest software company is "in bed" with the world's largest vaccine pusher."

via: http://www.naturalnews.com/034848_Microsoft_Merck_eugenics.html##ixzz34xGfPVIJ

Microsoft buys eugenics technology from Merck, becomes drug development partner with top global vaccine manufacturer



http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/the-transhumanist-and-police-state-agenda-in-pop-music/

" Today’s pop music is filled with symbols and messages aimed to shape and mold today’s youth. Apart from the occult symbolism discussed in other articles, other parts of the elite’s agenda are communicated through music videos. Two of those parts are transhumanism and the introduction of a police state. We’ll look at the way those agendas are part of the acts of Rihanna, Beyonce, Daddy Yankee and the Black Eyed Peas.""

via Vigilant Citizen .com
by see what happens
Wednesday Jun 25th, 2014 8:01 PM
"10 arrested asking for a dialogue with Google"

Get too close to the beast itself and get arrested.