“It sure is fun to imagine a dystopian security state with flying police robots and hacker activists fighting gamely but doomedly against an overwhelming corporate overwatch that has completely saturated the remaining shreds of democratic governance”
- Teenagers in 1986"
— (via anonmedics)
vote for mitt romney if you think that new disney rides have too many foreigners and ‘too much commotion’ or if you want to be OVERTLY in favor of a neutered-government corporate oligarchy
vote for barack obama if the past hundred years of world politics have taught you nothing about the dangers of using political theater to mask violent, hypocritical policies
stay home on election day and throw rocks at old houses or kiss your sweetie on her boopoes/ his dingaling if you have been jaded past repair and wish to excuse yourself from this horrible thing we are all complicit in
but for real if you live in a swing state you have a really shitty moral obligation to vote for obama. just have the decency not to be, like, happy about it. please? for me?
there’s a fucking voter’s guide to this shitty fucking election. fucking god damnit.
submitting this art for printing is so agonizing. every glaring error just stares me down as my cursor trembles over the fucking “submit” button and there’s all this verbiage about how YOU CANT TAKE IT BACK ONCE YOU SUBMIT and so on.
christ i hope these posters look ok
edit: i just noticed a typo on the back of several of the postcards. ahahahaa.
on sunday I submitted my portfolio to Double Fine, thinking maybe having something like that at the top of the pile, first thing when the work week starts, would be the best timing.
i don’t believe in prayer and good vibes and the rest of that hippie horseshit. instead, i want you to throw a stuffed boar on the bonfire and scream through bloody foam until the gods look down and nod
if y’all have anyone working there, now is the time to pull strings. i will reward you in this life, and the next.
An extremely disturbing report on the emerging police tactic of employing brutal sexual assault against Occupation protesters as an intimidation and provocation tactic. Police have engaged in rape and sexual assault against civilians since time immemorial, but the use of such tactics against Occupy may finally serve to bring some light to the intrinsic evil, exploitation, and misogyny of the United States law enforcement industrial complex.
Arbitrary violence is nothing new. The apparently systematic use of sexual assault against women protestors is new. I’m not aware of any reports of police intentionally grabbing women’s breasts before March 17, but on March 17 there were numerous reported cases, and in later nightly evictions from Union Square, the practice became so systematic that at least one woman told me her breasts were grabbed by five different police officers on a single night (in one case, while another one was blowing kisses.) The tactic appeared so abruptly, is so obviously a violation of any sort of police protocol or standard of legality, that it is hard to imagine it is anything but an intentional policy.
For obvious reasons, most of the women who have been victims of such assaults have been hesitant to come forward. Suing the city is a miserable and time-consuming task and if a woman brings any charge involving sexual misconduct, they can expect to have their own history and reputations—no matter how obviously irrelevant—raked over the coals, usually causing immense damage to their personal and professional life. The threat of doing so operates as a very effective form of intimidation. One exception is Cecily McMillan, who was not only groped but suffered a broken rib and seizures during her arrest on March 17, and held incommunicado, denied constant requests to see her lawyer, for over 24 hours thereafter. Shortly after release from the hospital she appeared on Democracy Now! And showed part of a handprint, replete with scratch-marks, that police had left directly over her right breast. (She is currently pursuing civil charges against the police department)
- sleeping a lot
- not sleeping
- eating a lot
- not eating
- quitting caffeine
- being lazy
- being diligent
- making lists
- setting alarms and timers
- taking vitamins
- drinking water
- getting into arguments on the internet
- avoiding all internet for days at a time
- talking with friends
- ignoring all human life
- drawing fanart
- writing fanfic
- watching YouTubes
- watching movies
- playing video games
- gessoing canvases
- cleaning brushes
- organizing pencils
- going for walks
i still can’t draw. or paint. i have a dozen outstanding commissions in various states of completion. i’m not having a “creative block”, either—the ideas keep coming. i just don’t work. i sit down all day, tablet in hand, pencil in hand, staring, preparing surfaces, staring at the surfaces. my hands are unsteady and i’m full of hatred. this has been going on for maybe a month and i’m about ready to [series of loud static progressions]
Obama And ISP’s To Launch Largest Digital Spying Scheme In History (Must Read)
If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you.
Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 1.
That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.
Word of the start date has been largely kept secret since ISPs announced their plans last June. The deal was brokered by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and coordinated by the Obama Administration. The same groups have weighed in heavily on controversial Internet policies around the world, with similar facilitation by the Obama’s Administration’s State Department.
The July 12 date was revealed by the RIAA’s CEO and top lobbyist, Cary Sherman, during a publishers’ conference on Wednesday in New York, according to technology publication CNet.
The content industries calls this scheme a “graduated response” plan, which will see
-Time Warner Cable
and others spying on users’ Internet activities and watching for potential copyright infringement. Users who are “caught” infringing on a creator’s protected work can then be interrupted with a notice that piracy is forbidden by law and carries penalties of up to $150,000 per infringement, requiring the user to click through saying they understand the consequences before bandwidth is restored, and they could still be subject to copyright infringement lawsuits.
Response: This is much worse than SOPA/PIPA and ACTA. It doesn’t necessarily censor the internet but it spys on everything you do. Your ENTIRE web history will be watched and recorded and might even assist the government. This was coordinated by Obama and his administration with the help of the MPAA and RIAA.
What is so dangerous about this is that this is not a law it is a policy adopted by several companies. That means this will not be debated in Congress and you will agree to be spied on by signing a contract with the company.
Internet censorship is becoming a reality and now the corporate elite will legally be able to spy on you. If we spread this and cause an uproar like what we did with SOPA, maybe they will back down. Either way people NEED to know about this.
I don’t want to hear or see any more horseshit about how much you love Obama, you little Tumblr schweens. And I warned you about the grim cyberpunk future, didn’t I? You know, where corporations overtly control your laws, your behaviors, and your daily goddamn lives?
IMPORTANT: FBI tells citizens to spy and collect info on internet users who use proxies (shield IP).
Do you use proxies, VPN or Tor? Or go to Starbucks to access the internet. Are you set on always paying in cash? According to the FBI and DOJ, you may be a terrorist.
A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity.
The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” as a sign that a person could be engaged in or supporting terrorist activity.
The FBI and DOJ asks ordinary citizens to gather information like license plate number, spoken language, name and ethnicity and submit it to the FBI if a customer at an internet cafe is using a proxy or shields their IP.
Since when was internet privacy a crime? With the FBI and DOJ concerned with citizens shielding their IP, will it soon become a crime?
“people aren’t terrorists because they do different things but go ahead and report em anyway” lmao
I told you it was the grim cyberpunk future, and you didn’t fucking believe me. Why didn’t you believe me?
European Parliament’s rapporteur of the ACTA agreement, an agreement which is about as bad as SOPA and creates seriously repressive legislation - that rapporteur has just quit in disgust over how the whole process has been designed to keep citizens and lawmakers in the dark. From the website of La Quadrature, which quotes and translates Numerama interviewing Kader Arif, former rapporteur for ACTA:
“I want to denounce in the strongest possible manner the entire process that led to the signature of this agreement: no inclusion of civil society organisations, a lack of transparency from the start of the negotiations, repeated postponing of the signature of the text without an explanation being ever given, exclusion of the EU Parliament’s demands that were expressed on several occasions in our assembly.”
“As rapporteur of this text, I have faced never-before-seen manoeuvres from the right wing of this Parliament to impose a rushed calendar before public opinion could be alerted, thus depriving the Parliament of its right to expression and of the tools at its disposal to convey citizens’ legitimate demands.”
“Everyone knows the ACTA agreement is problematic, whether it is its impact on civil liberties, the way it makes Internet access providers liable, its consequences on generic drugs manufacturing, or how little protection it gives to our geographical indications.”
“This agreement might have major consequences on citizens’ lives, and still, everything is being done to prevent the European Parliament from having its say in this matter. That is why today, as I release this report for which I was in charge, I want to send a strong signal and alert the public opinion about this unacceptable situation. I will not take part in this masquerade.”
huh thats weird because: