These guys are always just the dumbest, laziest grifters imaginable. We're already working on real-world video game weapons. Image
If you wanna know why directed-energy weapons are in the news so much, it's probably because the Pentagon needs to justify its own work in that area

defenseone.com/technology/202…
They're even developing small arms for this type of stuff

militarytimes.com/news/your-mili…
They're even stealing bits from shitty comedies and making hot sauce guns

navytimes.com/news/your-mari… Image
Obviously some of this may just be normal overhyping by tech/military press (see below) but we're definitely not hurting for dumbass R&D projects

taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/…

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15 Oct
This is just plain wrong. In 2018 BLM activists sued the City of Memphis and found its police department had created fake social media accounts to monitor their activities.

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a… ImageImage
In 2019, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported on ICE creating fake accounts to monitor and entrap immigrants.

theguardian.com/technology/201…
ICE even created a fake university with fake socials to entrap nearly 200 foreign students.

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/f…
Read 8 tweets
15 Oct
More fun COINTELPRO finds. In the late 1960s the FBI attempted to subvert New Left media by creating their own underground comix and newspapers. The purpose? To discredit the SDS and promote fighting among left-wing groups. ImageImage
The first proposal, The Workshop, adopted the language of anarchists because their "point of view [was] the most disruptive element in the New Left" and could be used to target anyone. The FBI intended to attack figures like Stokely Carmichael. ImageImageImage
That same year, in 1968, it produced a real fake underground paper: Armageddon News. The paper was ostensibly based out of the University of Indiana Bloomington, allowing the FBI to use it to astroturf attacks on left-wing activists on campus. ImageImage
Read 9 tweets
14 Oct
The "believe science" crowd believes science until it goes against their desired narrative. An extremely disingenuous reading of the Havana Syndrome case by @NBCNews.

nbcnews.com/politics/natio… ImageImage
Mind you, there isn't only one government report contradicting Havana Syndrome claims, there have been multiple, from different agencies. @NBCNews has even reported on this.

nbcnews.com/politics/natio… Image
But @NBCNews would rather invest time and energy into pushing State Department propaganda

nbcnews.com/news/investiga…
Read 4 tweets
13 Oct
Interesting memo issued by the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in the 1960s. "Doubt is our product," they argued. What does that mean? You don't need to convince someone something is true, you only need to introduce them to the possibility the opposing info might not be. ImageImage
The tobacco industry manufactured "controversy" around the subject of smoking by astroturfing bad science. They created front groups like the Center for Indoor Air Research to fund fake scientific studies arguing smoking doesn't cause cancer.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_fo…
I'm not saying that our government has astroturfed fake research on the subject of Havana Syndrome, I'm simply pointing out that the information coming from grant-funded universities and government agencies might not be accurate
Read 4 tweets
13 Oct
ICYMI here's my article on #HavanaSyndrome. I figured I would hit a few key points for the tl;dr crowd.

mondoamericana.net/2021/10/12/hav…
The story initially blew up thanks to an AP article reporting on info from CBS Radio News. WaPo reprinted that article, deleted it, and essentially reposted it by a different writer with a focus on Trump. News outlets then credited WaPo.

Shortly after, AP followed up with a possible source for the alleged attacks: a sonic weapon. In October, they posted the "dangerous sound" heard by diplomats.

apnews.com/article/health…
Read 11 tweets
13 Sep
Record number of environmental activists murdered

bbc.com/news/science-e…
This is, sadly, nothing new. Big Business often goes beyond mere intimidation to straight up murder. Examples: the Coca-Cola backed United Self Defence Forces of Colombia waged a terror campaign against union workers in Colombia.

theguardian.com/media/2003/jul…
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