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1) Find the mentally unstable
2) Bribe and coach them to take part in a piece of terrorist theatre you script, orchestrate, and provide the props for
3) Hand over for arrest after first act of performance
4) Profit!! (even after deductions for props, bribes etc)
http://www.ted.com/talks/trevor_aaronson_how_this_fbi_strategy_is_actually_creating_us_based_terrorists#t-248445
Basically, if you incentivise something, in this case, failed terrorist plots, you'll get a whole lot of it.
There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.
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I guess there are still people who are either surprised by this or accept it as inevitable. Instead, we should resist corruption. Better all round. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/27/corporations-paid-us-senators-fast-track-tpp
Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdle
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In New Zealand, if you're not in the government, you get to write awkward lamentations like http://campaign.labour.org.nz/our_position_on_the_tpp
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Great way to win pub bets surely - http://nerdist.com/you-wont-be-able-to-ride-this-bike/
Riding a bike is just like...riding a bike, right? Once you learn how to propel yourself along on two wheels, you'll never forget how to do so, and it's always easy to jump back in the seat. But change just one skill that riding a bike involves -- the way the handlebars turn -- and everything falls apart. Below, Destin from Smarter Everyday shows that the bike riding "algorithm" our brains develop is actually quite fragile. You can't change any a...
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Back when I used to see Air Accident bulletins every week or so there seemed to be so many accidents in which a qualified pilot would crash a microlight, because the controls operate in the opposite directions.
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Pianist Sonya Belousova dresses up as every incarnation of the Doctor in this stunning cover of the Doctor Who theme tune...
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It's probably a bad sign that I am mainly interested in whether the pedant is in fact correct (or whether pedant is even the correct word) - http://explosm.net/comics/3875/
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Courage - time to valorise in status form? http://rt.com/news/255137-manning-assange-snowden-statue/
One of the German capital’s central squares has become the stage for a provocative art piece, which not only celebrates whistleblowers, but encourages other ordinary citizens to speak out.
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Still applies ;-)
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Not flawless but essential - can we afford to keep losing journalism of any stripe? http://www.actionstation.org.nz/video_campbell
75,000 Kiwis have taken action to #SaveCampbellLive - watch to find out why.
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Surely the key issues can be simplified enough with a bit of thought - it's crucial they are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M
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