Louis Farrakhan: Ebola and AIDS are "race targeting weapons"

From Louis Farrakhan’s official
Twitter feed
 (hat tip: Mark Hemingway).

The link goes to an article in the Nation of Islam (NOI)’s
Final Call by Farrakhan that alleges, among other
things:

What is the method that they [the U.S. government] are going to
use to depopulate? Through civil wars in which depleted uranium and
Agent Orange are used. Currently, there are 39 states in America
that have already been polluted by depleted uranium. Look at the
target areas: El Salvador—what is there in El Salvador that America
wants? It is oil. America already has a military base, embassy, and
CIA operatives working to kill off the Indigenous population so
that nobody can threaten their takeover of oil.

Another method is disease infection through bio-weapons such as
Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon
that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people,
and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is
a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race,
for your kind.


Whole thing here.

Side note: El Salvador’s oil
production
over the past 25 years at less than 6,000 barrels a
day and it has zero proved reserves.

In 2010, Farrakhan asked members of NOI to embrace
Scientology
.

In 2007,
The New York Times
estimated NOI membership at around
50,000 and noted that the group

once enjoyed a near monopoly over interpreting Islam for black
Americans, using the faith as a vehicle to promote black
separatism.

But it now competes with sects that branched away, and with
groups ascribing to the more traditional and inclusive Islam
followed by millions of Muslim immigrants and their
offspring….

The Nation holds, among other teachings, that the group’s
founder, W. Fard Muhammad, was the Mahdi, or savior, sent by God to
Detroit around 1930 and that spaceships hovering above the earth
will eventually play a major role in smiting sinners and rescuing
the righteous.

If NOI is losing steam among the populations it historically has
drawn from, such beliefs and their obvious conflict with reality
play a huge role. At the same time, NOI is, like other forms of
religious community, simply a casuality of the basic fact that
everyone has more access to more lifestyle choices. In a discussion
of the decline of religious cults in contemporary America
yesterday, Peter Suderman noted, 

Worries about the decline of cults are in some sense a form of
nostalgia for an older order, with more clearly delineated lines
between the mainstream and the fringe, with radicalism easy to
recognize and define and, if necessary, shun. That those days are
largely over (at least in the U.S.) isn’t a sign that our culture
has lost its capacity for lifestyle creativity, its desire for
secret knowledge and methods. It’s a sign that the creativity is
happening elsewhere now, in the blur between the boundaries, in the
scrambling of the systems, in the subculture collage.


Read the whole thing.

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Have You Seen the Drone Footage of Hong Kong’s Protests? It’s Epic.

Epic is a word that gets thrown around way too often,
but in the case of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests it is
justified.

Yesterday, Facebook user “Nero Chan” captured on camera 100,000
people standing up against China for their right to a
representative government. His edited
footage
on Facebook already has over 800,000 views, and a
longer,
music-free version
on Youtube has more than 225,000 views.

Watch the latter below:

 

The video speaks for itself, but for more information about the
peaceful “umbrella protesters,” the cops tear-gassing them, and the
momentum this movement is rapidly gaining, read in-depth coverage
by Reason‘s Anthony Fisher here.

Also, check out Reason‘s new landing page on
television, politics, and the transformation of media here.

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Have You Seen the Drone Footage of Hong Kong's Protests? It's Epic.

Epic is a word that gets thrown around way too often,
but in the case of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests it is
justified.

Yesterday, Facebook user “Nero Chan” captured on camera 100,000
people standing up against China for their right to a
representative government. His edited
footage
on Facebook already has over 800,000 views, and a
longer,
music-free version
on Youtube has more than 225,000 views.

Watch the latter below:

 

The video speaks for itself, but for more information about the
peaceful “umbrella protesters,” the cops tear-gassing them, and the
momentum this movement is rapidly gaining, read in-depth coverage
by Reason‘s Anthony Fisher here.

Also, check out Reason‘s new landing page on
television, politics, and the transformation of media here.

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A. Barton Hinkle on How Liberals Became the New Book Banners

Last
week, American liberals gave Banned Books Week a lot of attention.
The New York Times, for example, has run countless
features on it, from “Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week” and
“What Are You Doing for Banned Books Week?” to a 2009 editorial
appreciation of the American Library Association’s Judith Krug, who
established Banned Books Week back in the ’80s, “during one of the
nation’s periodic censorship epidemics.” Yet as A. Barton Hinkle
observes, the Times and its liberal readership also favor
banning books. That’s evident from the paper’s editorial support
for a constitutional amendment designed to overturn Citizens
United
and curtail the reach of the First Amendment.

View this article.

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Eric Holder is a Back Door Man (Tech Edition)

Outgoing Attorney General
Eric Holder is perpetuating a bipartisan raid on privacy, reports
The Washington Post. He’s calling on tech makers to
provide “backdoors” to products and services so that law
enforcement can route around encryption and get bad guys such as
“kidnappers and sexual predators.”

So that’s why the NSA and other agencies have been hoovering up
data from every source possible? To protect us better during a time
of ongoing reductions in violent crime?

“It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job
while still adequately protecting personal privacy,” Holder said at
a conference on child sexual abuse, according to a text of his
prepared remarks. “When a child is in danger, law enforcement needs
to be able to take every legally available step to quickly find and
protect the child and to stop those that abuse children. It is
worrisome to see companies thwarting our ability to do so.”

In his comments, Holder became the highest government
official to publicly chastise technology companies for developing
systems that make it difficult for law enforcement officials to
collect potential evidence, even when they have search warrants.
Though he didn’t mention Apple and Google by
name, his remarks followed their announcements this month of new
smartphone encryption policies that have sparked a sharp government
response, including from FBI
Director James B. Comey
 last week.


Read the whole thing.

The push for backdoor access by police is an old one. During the
1990s, the Clinton administration’s insistence on various forms of
easy access to fax machines, computers, and everything else with a
plug was widely booed by the emerging digerati (who else
remembers discussions
of the “Clipper Chip” and “key
escrow”?).

In the wake of ongoing revelations of widespread surveillance of
data and other electronic communications, it’s hard to believe that
the government will be selective or restrained in any access it has
to anything. And everything.

But don’t worry, right? Only the guilty have something to
encrypt.

Reason on
Eric Holder’s legacy
.

Take it away, Mr. Mojo Risin:

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Reason Channels TV (and Explains How It Got Good Again)

TV“What’s on the tube?”

It’s a question asked by several generations of Americans, and
one that now can and should draw more enthusiastic responses than
in years past. Today “television” means more than just a box in the
middle of the living room, and what’s on can vary from some of the
best plotted—or not plotted at all—entertainment to appear before
your eyes.

From zombie apocalypse on cable to political plotting streamed
over the Internet to
videogame contests
as they happen, TV is more creative, more
engaging and more varied than in the past. It’s bred shows of

special interest to libertarians
, created a new generation of

Web video stars
, and turned late night programming into a
must-watch
for political buffs
.

While not
every technological marvel
survived the depredations of law and
regulators
, innovators
and scofflaws drove this revolution in video creativity—and the
results of their efforts are…well…plain to see.

Tune in as Reason takes you on a tour of a TV land that got
really good again
.

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Police Fire 80 Rounds at Schizophrenic Man, Chief Knows It's Justified, Investigating Anyway

Laredo police shooting surveillance videoHere’s
a police shooting in Laredo, Texas
, that happened in late
August that I just got a wind of now. Its details are, sadly,
pretty typical in questionable police shootings. The victim, Jose
Walter Garza, was a schizophrenic. Cops from the Laredo Police
Department in Texas unloaded at least 80 rounds at Garza after he
made a “threatening gesture” with what turned out to be a replica
handgun. Six officers were involved. They were placed on paid
administrative leave while the department investigates, but here’s
what the local police chief said,
via KGNS
(emphasis mine):

Chief [Ray] Garner says he doesnt know
how many shots his officers fired or how many of those shots hit
Garza
. What he does know is that he supports the
actions of his officers
.

“The officers were justified. When the officers
get there and feel there not threatened they’ll lower their
weapons. But if they get there like in this case and their life is
threatened, they have the right to use deadly force.”

Chief Garners says this case like any officer involved shooting
is being thoroughly investigated.

“At the end of the day no officer wants to be involved in a
situation like this, but they also want to be able to go home to
their family.”

There’s only so much of this bullshit I can report on and remain
patient. What the fuck is there to investigate if the police
chief’s already decided what the cops did was justified??

Surveillance video of the shooting, which you can watch below,
also caught two of the cops appearing to fist-bump each other after
the shooting.

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Police Fire 80 Rounds at Schizophrenic Man, Chief Knows It’s Justified, Investigating Anyway

Laredo police shooting surveillance videoHere’s
a police shooting in Laredo, Texas
, that happened in late
August that I just got a wind of now. Its details are, sadly,
pretty typical in questionable police shootings. The victim, Jose
Walter Garza, was a schizophrenic. Cops from the Laredo Police
Department in Texas unloaded at least 80 rounds at Garza after he
made a “threatening gesture” with what turned out to be a replica
handgun. Six officers were involved. They were placed on paid
administrative leave while the department investigates, but here’s
what the local police chief said,
via KGNS
(emphasis mine):

Chief [Ray] Garner says he doesnt know
how many shots his officers fired or how many of those shots hit
Garza
. What he does know is that he supports the
actions of his officers
.

“The officers were justified. When the officers
get there and feel there not threatened they’ll lower their
weapons. But if they get there like in this case and their life is
threatened, they have the right to use deadly force.”

Chief Garners says this case like any officer involved shooting
is being thoroughly investigated.

“At the end of the day no officer wants to be involved in a
situation like this, but they also want to be able to go home to
their family.”

There’s only so much of this bullshit I can report on and remain
patient. What the fuck is there to investigate if the police
chief’s already decided what the cops did was justified??

Surveillance video of the shooting, which you can watch below,
also caught two of the cops appearing to fist-bump each other after
the shooting.

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