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35 comments

1 Snarknado!  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:03:00am

Sorry, too late. I’ve had Prime almost since it began.

2 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:11:22am

re: #1 Snarknado!

Sorry, too late. I’ve had Prime almost since it began.

me too.
:(

3 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:11:30am
4 allegro  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:21:05am

Done. Been thinking about it forever but needed that added push. Glad I waited now! (And Oh Boy! Duck Dynasty! And Storage Wars! gag) Looking forward to season 4 of Warehouse 13. :)

5 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:24:44am
we get a $10 bounty

Charles Johnson, Bounty Hunter. :D

6 Charles Johnson  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:28:10am

Warning: extreme cuteness.

Youtube Video

7 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:30:37am

Speaking of monsters, you won’t believe (well, maybe you actually will) what Greenwald told the Chaos Club. This is in German, and the Google translation is terrible. If “Time Online” reported on this, I can’t find it yet.

spiegel.de

“During his appearance before thousands of hackers have the investigative journalist ” crossed a line ,” says “Time Online” , “He has made common with the present hackers with the activists and civil libertarians He sees himself as one of them. . ” Glenn Greenwald as a freedom fighter who does not separate between journalism and activism.

“Greenwald replied on Twitter: The classification is wrong, who distinguish between journalists and activists who defined standards can not meet themselves. Juliane Leopold of “Time Online” countered that journalists check facts and inform , but do not put it on a page and even take action.

“Real journalists are activists “

Here’s another report from Deutchse Welle where he demands asylum for Snowden in Europe or South America.

Journalist and Edward Snowden associate Glenn Greenwald has told a major annual gathering of computer activists in Hamburg to continue fighting for online privacy, saying he did not expect meaningful political reforms.

dw.de

8 Charles Johnson  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:33:37am
9 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:37:39am

re: #7 Justanotherhuman

Speaking of monsters, you won’t believe (well, maybe you actually will) what Greenwald told the Chaos Club. This is in German, and the Google translation is terrible. If “Time Online” reported on this, I can’t find it yet.

spiegel.de

“During his appearance before thousands of hackers have the investigative journalist ” crossed a line ,” says “Time Online” , “He has made common with the present hackers with the activists and civil libertarians He sees himself as one of them. . ” Glenn Greenwald as a freedom fighter who does not separate between journalism and activism.

“Greenwald replied on Twitter: The classification is wrong, who distinguish between journalists and activists who defined standards can not meet themselves. Juliane Leopold of “Time Online” countered that journalists check facts and inform , but do not put it on a page and even take action.

“Real journalists are activists “

Here’s another report from Deutchse Welle where he demands asylum for Snowden in Europe or South America.

Journalist and Edward Snowden associate Glenn Greenwald has told a major annual gathering of computer activists in Hamburg to continue fighting for online privacy, saying he did not expect meaningful political reforms.

dw.de

it’s a fact that pure non-involved reporting is impossible, as what you report on you also change (this can be considered an illustration of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal in action). But Glenn Greenwald is here going into the territory of Herbert Marcus and claiming ‘real journalists’ have to take action in favor of side inside of just reporting on an issue.

Hey Glenn, they tried out your ideas on this in the 60’s and it didn’t work out very well. Though William Ayers probably liked your speech, I think it was stupid and destructive.

10 Charles Johnson  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:41:07am
11 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:41:48am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Warning: extreme cuteness.

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Litter mates!

12 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:43:16am

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

it’s a fact that pure non-involved reporting is impossible, as what you report on you also change (this can be considered an illustration of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal in action). But Glenn Greenwald is here going into the territory of Herbert Marcus and claiming ‘real journalists’ have to take action in favor of side inside of just reporting on an issue.

Hey Glenn, they tried out your ideas on this in the 60’s and it didn’t work out very well. Though William Ayers probably liked your speech, I think it was stupid and destructive.

Greenwald’s speech had nothing to do with Ayers or Marcuse.

The fact is, Greenwald is by nobody’s description, except his own, a journalist.

An activist by definition is ideological. Journalism, or reporting, strives to be objective, even though sometimes it leave an impression that it is not. I’ll say it for the millionth time: Opinion and ideology is absolutely not journalism. It is opinion and ideology, even if it appears in a newspaper.

13 makeitstop  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:43:53am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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Invalid, because librul New York Timez.

14 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:45:53am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I’m still reading the article, but this jumped out at me in Chapter 2:

Unlike other Libyans, Mr. Abu Khattala expressed no gratitude for the American role in the NATO air campaign that toppled Colonel Qaddafi. If NATO had not intervened, “God would have helped us,” he said, insisting, “We know the United States was working with both sides” and considering “splitting up the country.”

When NATO is more powerful than your god, you have a big problem.

15 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:47:21am

re: #12 Justanotherhuman

Greenwald’s speech had nothing to do with Ayers or Marcuse.

The fact is, Greenwald is by nobody’s description, except his own, a journalist.

An activist by definition is ideological. Journalism, or reporting, strives to be objective, even though sometimes it leave an impression that it is not. I’ll say it for the millionth time: Opinion and ideology is absolutely not journalism. It is opinion and ideology, even if it appears in a newspaper.

I agree with everything but your first sentence. Greenwald is encouraging people to go down a path into the fever swamp that was cut by Macus long ago and later trod by Ayers. Greenwald emulates those men in the kind of approach he advocates.

16 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:01:07pm

Aw, crap. I mentioned Bill Ayers and the thread got blown up!

17 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:02:28pm

A possible tool in the world of data collection / privacy / security. I think that this may be a big deal. Paged.

RBS

18 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:02:59pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still reading the article, but this jumped out at me in Chapter 2:

When NATO is more powerful than your god, you have a big problem.

Maybe someone should ask him whether God’s “action” was getting NATO to come in?

19 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:03:06pm
20 b_sharp  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:03:28pm

OK.

21 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:05:32pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still reading the article, but this jumped out at me in Chapter 2:

When NATO is more powerful than your god, you have a big problem.

Abu Khattala comes across as a man who never really fit in, in some ways a Jihadi version of Cool Hand Luke.

22 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:08:14pm

re: #18 Feline Fearless Leader

Maybe someone should ask him whether God’s “action” was getting NATO to come in?

That is kind of question best asked with an M4 in hand.

23 People For The Ethical Treatment Of Sarah Palin  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:08:25pm

I already have prime. But anyone who doesn’t, we are very happy with it.

OT, but I just started watching the History channels ‘Story of Us’ and can’t believe how much was, well, wrong.

24 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:12:45pm

re: #19 Varek Raith

Shiny.
normangreene.com

Super cool. Sometimes we think that we are so clever, and everybody in the past was barely able to bang two rocks together. This is a perfect example of something that was developed over an extended period of time by very knowledgeable people and crafted with a lot of skill and precision. I’m amazed sometimes looking at some antique furniture the incredible quality of the joints, all done without a single laser, computer or automated miller. Just good tools, time, talent and technique.

RBS

25 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:14:08pm

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

I agree with everything but your first sentence. Greenwald is encouraging people to go down a path into the fever swamp that was cut by Macus long ago and later trod by Ayers. Greenwald emulates those men in the >kind of approach he advocates.

Marcuse was a leftist theorist and if you can show me in his writings where he advocates using journalism as a vehicle for activism, I’d appreciate it.

Ayers was a teacher and community organizer, not a journalist and a youthful “marxist” and anarchist when it served his purposes and that of the groups he was involved with.

Although both men had strong political views and wrote, books for the most part, neither considered himself a “journalist”. Both lived the university life as careers in a “publish or perish” atmosphere.

Greenwald is a non-practicing lawyer, libertarian and hustling opportunist who conflates journalism and activism as one and the same.

If you’re saying Greenwald advocates violence, well, Marcuse never actually advocated violence except as a defense; Ayers we know about as a young teacher who committed acts he later recanted and apologized for, including a condemnation of terrorism.

Actually, I still don’t know what you mean by that sentence, esp “fever swamp”. I mean, do you actually think that Marxism has a rat’s chance in hell of taking root in the US? That is fear, not reality.

26 sagehen  Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:33:00pm

re: #18 Feline Fearless Leader

Maybe someone should ask him whether God’s “action” was getting NATO to come in?

“I sent a bus, a rowboat and a helicopter!”

27 Amory Blaine  Sun, Dec 29, 2013 3:48:20pm

Am I in a time warp?!?

28 Varek Raith  Sun, Dec 29, 2013 4:14:39pm

re: #27 Amory Blaine

Am I in a time warp?!?


I didn’t do it…?

29 William of Orange  Sun, Dec 29, 2013 8:29:29pm
30 ramex  Mon, Dec 30, 2013 8:30:02am

Done. This was the excuse needed to push me into it.

31 moderatelyradicalliberal  Wed, Jan 1, 2014 5:52:13pm

re: #23 People For The Ethical Treatment Of Sarah Palin

I already have prime. But anyone who doesn’t, we are very happy with it.

OT, but I just started watching the History channels ‘Story of Us’ and can’t believe how much was, well, wrong.

And it wasn’t really about all of us either.

32 Jay C  Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:22:49am

BTW, one BIG caveat about Amazon Prime: We got it last summer to watch a TV series we had missed (for free with AP), and it renewed automatically - so keep that in mind. Also: not everything on Amazon streaming is free with Prime! There are a lot of shows and movies that still cost money (mainly, for us, things we want to watch, but go figure…) Best to check out the offerings before paying.

33 Bubblehead II  Fri, Jan 3, 2014 5:35:22pm

Why is this page/add still up? Charles I paid my registration fee to be add free.
Yet I am still getting one. From you. Why? What more do you want?

34 Charles Johnson  Fri, Jan 3, 2014 7:22:45pm

re: #33 Bubblehead II

Why is this page/add still up? Charles I paid my registration fee to be add free.
Yet I am still getting one. >From you. Why? What more do you want?

Well, this isn’t really an ad, it’s an endorsement of a product I like and recommend to LGF readers. I meant no offense, but I’ll re-code it so it isn’t visible to subscribers ASAP.

35 Charles Johnson  Fri, Jan 3, 2014 7:32:14pm

OK, you’ll no longer see the sticky posts. Hope that was fast enough service.


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