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Sie streiten sich, so heißt´s um Freiheitsrechte!
Genau besehen, sind´s Knechte gegen Knechte.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust II

For almost 18 years you’re taught to sit down, shut up, and raise your hand. Then you have to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life.

Lavon Curtis  (via nikophilia)

(Source: spiritualseeker)

Popcorn: Better than Netflix

UK detains journalists based on Anti-Terror Law

I always find it weird when people say that the NSA’s global spying is a reaction to the 9/11 attacks. It’s simply not true. By the late 1990s, ECHELON was reportedly capable of monitoring up to 90% of all internet traffic. ECHELON is a surveillance system that came into existence in the 1960s and 1970s.

There are various sources, like an advisory by the European Parliament, that happened in 2001, months before 9/11. It also shows that such measures don’t prevent terrorist attacks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1357513.stm