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Active Denial System (ADS) a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. Informally called the heat ray since it works by heating the surface of targets, such as the skin of targeted human subjects., Wikipedia


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Corporate Media, WikiSpooks


Dynamic silence * Dynamic Silence = a method of closing off all access to the public media - and thus the larger culture - for people or organizations deemed to have an unacceptable point of view. * Repost: Dynamic Silence = a method of closing off all access to the public media - and thus the larger culture - for people or organizations deemed to have an unacceptable point of view.


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Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) - a disinfo strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics, cults, propaganda, software, hardware, and tech industries, generally to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and manifesting an appeal to fear., Wikipedia

Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) - the deity of the Church of the FSM, or Pastafarianism, a social movement promoting a light-hearted view of religion and opposing creationist's intelligent design. Pastafarianism is a "real, legitimate religion, as much as any other", though some states say not., Wikipedia

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is both free and open-source unlike proprietary software, and anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software., Wikipedia

Fridging trope - TIL, watching reviews of GoT, about women in refrigerators, or the harming/killing women as plot motivation, primarily for male characters in comics. I'd never heard of this before. Sadly, my hero's family gets taken out in Bittersweet Seeds. I'm not sure if mine is fridging or not.,


Gratis versus libre (no cost vs no restriction, or free stuff vs freedom), Wikipedia

GNU Project - a free-software, mass-collaboration project, started by Richard Stallman in 1983, aiming to give users freedom and control over their computers and devices, by collaboratively developing and providing software based on freedom-rights., Wikipedia


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Imposter vs. impostor, Grammarist


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May Day - a May 1st traditional public holiday and ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival in many cultures - AND - International Workers Day, recognition of the working class and many bloody battles and lives lost for rights in a complex largely forgotten history dating back over 1.5 centuries.

Memetics (aka memeology), a pseudoscience, is the study of information and culture based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution. Memetics describes how an idea can propagate successfully, but doesn't necessarily imply a concept is factual., Wikipedia

Modern Monetary Theory, Wikipedia


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Open source - a term for a product with permission to use its source code, design documents, or content, most commonly referring the model, where software or other products are released under a license. Originating with software, it has expanded to cover other open content and collaboration., Wikipedia


Propertarianism (or proprietarianism), a right-libertarian ethical philosophy advocating the replacement of states with contractual relationships. Propertarian ideals most commonly cite advocation for state governance bodies whose main or only job is to enforce contracts and private property., Wikipedia


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Regulatory capture - a form of government failure occurring when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating., Wikipedia


Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012

StingRay phone tracker - an IMSI-catcher, a controversial cellular phone surveillance device, 1st manufactured by Harris Corporation for military and intelligence, and now a generic name for similar devices in widespread use by local and state law enforcement agencies across Canada, USA, and UK., Wikipedia


Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism - Wikipedia, Wikipedia

Thule Society - Wikipedia, Wikipedia,


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