Start with the bible.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling for a pair of controversial instructionals to be banned from the internet. Feinstein (D-CA) did not say exactly how she plans to scrub The Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire magazine from every server, desktop and notebook on the planet, but none the less she wants both titles pulled from …
Friday 3rd April 2015 10:04 GMT TimeMaster T
This is the sig I use on most sites i post too.
Beware those who would deny you Knowledge. For in their hearts they dream themselves your Master.
It is paraphrased from a faction bio of Sid Myer's Alpha Centauri
"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."
I am sad to say I voted for DF when she first ran for office. After her support of extending the Patriot act and other actions that undermine the Constitution in recent years I will now vote for whomever has the best chance of getting that Bitch out of office the next time she is up for election.
Friday 3rd April 2015 10:35 GMT King Jack
It never stops at one book
Let's imagine that this book was the worst thing a man ever created and really needs to disappear. It gets evaporated and everyone is happy. Because the president set, it's time to ban another few books just to be safe. In a few months the list now includes 100s. This is a slippery slope that will get abused. Look what happened to the Pirate bay in the UK. The list now contains 100s of sites and has achieved nothing.
Friday 3rd April 2015 11:52 GMT Anonymous Coward
Mah Name is Bubba Rednecker
Paw got maw to cook some vittles from this Cook book
Paw says we should try erotic food
Sadly maw passed away mid cook we fink it was the Moooshine still blowwin up
still there was some of the vittles left in the pan tasted like dead skunk
Paw says elli may my sister now has to start cooking for us
I hope she can cook better than dear late maw
Friday 3rd April 2015 12:25 GMT bpfh
The Anarchists Cookbook?
A funny read, but not very practical. Some (most) of the ideas are one step away from fantasy and it cannot seriously be taken as a real improvised weapons manual. I believe that Vice tried to replicate some of their plans, notably for Napalm (a plain old molotov cocktail works better), and a skateboard firebomb (very hard to get right, and could potentially make a nice flash that would singe your arms but nothing more dangerous), and when it starts to get into atomic bombs, well, lol!
Now, if you really want to be serious about making things that go bang, there are some very dangerous books out there. They are hidden in a secretive place called a "Library" and the initiated call them "high school organic chemistry books", and the older the better. I remember buying 3 of them from my community college in the 1990's for 15p each when they redecorated. Written in the early 60's, with full preparation recepies, procedures, temperatures, and checks for nitroglycerine, TNT, gelignite, RDX...
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Friday 3rd April 2015 12:37 GMT Six_Degrees
Although Feinstein is an idiot, the Anarchist's Cookbook has probably been more of a friend to anti-terrorist efforts than otherwise. It's recipes are notoriously wrong - and dangerous for those following them. It's probably responsible for more missing fingers and hands in the terrorist community than any other source of bad information.
Friday 3rd April 2015 13:46 GMT sisk
I've read the anarchist cookbook. I came away with the distinct impression than anyone trying to use it for more than minor mischief was more likely to blow themselves up than anyone else. Some of the recipes were shockingly and obviously dangerous to anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of chemistry.
Friday 3rd April 2015 14:20 GMT Anonymous John
Friday 3rd April 2015 15:27 GMT CJ Hinke
Diane Feinstein was mayor of the most liberal city in North America...until her decline and fall into national politics. If San Francisco, for example, can be fooled by a politician who doesn't believe in why America is great, well, almost all of us can be fooled.
Perhaps I shouldn't, but this segues into Barack Obama. The man people voted for was black, was a Constitutional scholar, a man who, at the end of his tenure, might really have deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. Hope and change, you might say.
Unfortunately, this man who sends his daughters to Quaker school became one of the greatest warmongers of our time, a President who believes in torture, a man who thinks any human can be a target for American assassination. A President who doesn't believe in Congressional approval.
Sorry, but I don't see any way out of this nest of vipers...
Friday 3rd April 2015 16:10 GMT Rick Brasche
heh, if they cared about security they'd PROMOTE these books
because often, there's some critical bit of information missing that, if one really has no clue about dangerous chemical reactions or nature of explosives, either makes a rather unimpressive flare instead of a BOOM, or makes that BOOM when being manufactured.
Darwinism in action.
Friday 3rd April 2015 16:11 GMT Neil Barnes
Friday 3rd April 2015 16:20 GMT Anonymous Coward
Re: 15:3:2 Saltpetre, charcoal, sulphur.
Ban music too!
Black powder and alcohol,
When the states and the cities fall,
When your back is against the wall;
Black powder and alcohol.
Gimme charcoal to the measure two:
Send the bullet where you want it to.
Gimme sulphur to the measure three:
Make the powder gonna keep you free.
Gimme saltpetre, measure fifteen:
Sweetest shooting that you've ever seen! (chorus)
Gimme water, yeast, and veggie-trash:
Leave it sitting in the slurry-mash.
When it's ready, put it in the still:
If you can't heat it, then the sunlight will.
Draw the alcohol away, and then
Put the slurry back, and start again! (chorus)
Booze'll clean your cuts, or run your car.
You can make it anywhere you are.
Black powder in your cartridge shell
Will send the robbers running clean to Hell.
You can make them if you just know how.
So kids, remember what I tell you now! (chorus & repeat
Friday 3rd April 2015 16:18 GMT cd
Friday 3rd April 2015 16:40 GMT Runty Dog
Friday 3rd April 2015 18:57 GMT W. Anderson
no such thing as Internet scrub
The idea by Senator Feinstein, and indeep various other US politicians and most of the US population that documents and data can be fully and permanently "scrubbed" from the Internet has the tell-tale signs of severe ignorance and arrogance by Americans that they can now control every aspect of what transpires on the Internet throughout planet Earth.
If ever the USA, or any other "western" power were to attempt such a mistaken action, it is likely that China would certainly create a separate Internet infrastructure for their own use, and probably get cooperation and support from Russia, many other Asian and mid-East countries as well from Africa. These entities probably won't care that the Internet as we know it would be permanently fragments, as long as it and their countries were not fully controlled by the "West".
Saturday 4th April 2015 00:05 GMT The Vociferous Time Waster
I went to buy charcoal
I went to buy some charcoal on Amazon. At the bottom of the page it said "People who bought this also bought..." and had listings for potassium nitrate and sulphur.
I have an aquire and keep certificate which means I can buy it ready made and keep up to 15kg. You can make up to 200g for personal and educational use so long as you do not cause any explosion meant to harm or cause damage to property.
My school science teacher used to make black powder during class and it inspired a life long interest in science. Having said that he was put away for 8 years for raping pre teen boys so he was hardly a role model teacher.
Saturday 4th April 2015 01:05 GMT James O'Shea
Re: I went to buy charcoal
Some of the more hard-core re-enactors make their own black powder, and their own flintlock, matchlock, and percussion cap muskets, including rifled muskets. And cast their own bullets for 'em, including, of course, Minié balls. it is perfectly legal for them to do this. Every year the true hard core has little meetings, re-doing major American Civil War and American Revolution and even French and Indian War (Seven Years War, on the other side of the Atlantic) battles. Mostly Civil War stuff. They fire off blanks, and do target shooting, and generally have a fine time making things go 'bang!'. Should the good Senator attempt to mess with their fun, she'll find out what a 'well-regulated militia' is.
Saturday 4th April 2015 09:58 GMT amanfromMars 1
Dumb and dumber still .......
Has Uncle Sam and fool supporting allies in the West and the City veered towards and embraced Fascism as the New Deal Way for their collapsed capitalism control with fiat currency future derivative?
Don't they know anything about such an enigmatic colossal folly?
Jesus wept. What a shower of plonkers be they.
Saturday 4th April 2015 13:11 GMT amanfromMars 1
Re: Dumb and dumber still ....... and the answer to ploys akin to final solutions
Oh, and the answer to both of those questions, based upon all available and secret evidence, is yes and no.
Thus one has every right to, in every and any way possible, resist, degrade and destroy perverted services? Such be one's abiding and even inimical duty?
Saturday 4th April 2015 11:26 GMT heyrick
That's still kicking around?
I read the cookbook as a teenager (it did the rounds at school) and I thought it was pretty dumb then. Are people really dumb enough to try to make nitro glycerine in their kitchens? Actually...don't answer that.
I can understand the idea, get it out of circulation and then only the real tearists will be making explosives. I just can't help thinking that going after the tearists in the first place might be better. And maybe work out how to stop the TV news breathlessly glorifying every bad thing that happens. Wouldn't that be more productive than trying to get rid of a really ancient document?
Saturday 4th April 2015 15:21 GMT amanfromMars 1
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Monday 6th April 2015 02:11 GMT Anonymous Coward
Trip back to the 80's indeed
It really is hard to see any daylight between the current National Security State agenda and that of the USSR in the 1980's, or of today's "capitalist" China. Mass surveillance and book burning are the tools of dictators, not democracies. If much of the US Senate now favors their use, then it seems to me that they've turned their backs on democracy and their oaths of office.
Tuesday 7th April 2015 03:38 GMT OmgTheyLetMePostInTheUK
Senator Feinstein makes ass of self again...
Senator Feinstein, back in 1995, was so ancient, she forgot that somewhere along the way, freedom of speech was put into our constitution.... But I am certain sometime in the past century or two, she has been reminded a time or two.
Now add another 20 years to her age, and we are all in trouble.'
I'm ashamed to mention that I was actually born in the formerly great state of California. Fortunately, for me, I no longer live there, and haven't for decades.