April 21st, 2013
Video Shows Police In Watertown Rip Family From Their Home & Treat Them Like Terrorists – informationliberation:
Here’s the description from the poster on YouTube:
WATERTOWN, MA — On Friday, April 19, 2013, during a manhunt for a bombing suspect, police and federal agents spent the day storming people’s homes and performing illegal searches. While it was unclear initially if the home searches were voluntary, it is now crystal clear that they were absolutely NOT voluntary. Police were filmed ripping people from their homes at gunpoint, marching the residents out with their hands raised in submission, and then storming the homes to perform their illegal searches.
This was part of a larger operation that involved total lockdown of the suburban neighbor to Boston. Roads were barricaded and vehicle traffic was prohibited. A No-Fly Zone was declared over the town. People were “ordered” to stay indoors. Businesses were told not to open. National Guard soldiers helped with the lockdown, and were photographed checking IDs of pedestrians on the streets. All the while, police were performing these disgusting house-to-house searches.
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April 20th, 2013
These are all pictures that have been posted on the Rising Tide North America Facebook page (links: Facebook | Twitter | Website)
On the last image:
15 dead, 150+ injured, dozens still unaccounted for & possibly dead. No Osha inspection since the 80’s, ammonia-smell complaints in the early 2000s that ended with a report from the plant that claimed there was NO risk for fire.
I want to know why all of the force of the American Military Industrial Complex was directed at finding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but no one seems to be talking about holding the people & policies accountable for the ending of 15+ real human lives who did not have to die. The thoughts & dreams & possibilities of those real human lives did not have to end.
Can we PLEASE talk about some justice in this society, some logical policy changes that can save lives, and about challenging the system that makes this kind of injustice go unanswered, putting people before profits at the cost of human lives again & again?!!
Nobody wants to talk about that. That doesn’t feed the defense department machine. That kind of fear is unwanted – it might cause change. They want fear to be perceived from outside. And they will create it if there is not enough.
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April 20th, 2013
Change that to ‘Most Americans’.
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April 17th, 2013
April 1st, 2013
So, let me see; I can grow hemlock or oleander which are deadly poisons, but I can’t grow marijuana or hemp.
It must be because I can’t be trusted with agents that will cause me to look at reality differently.
People actually want to live this way?
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March 27th, 2013
Good way to visualize the numbers.
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March 25th, 2013
The doctrinal system, which produces what we call “propaganda” when discussing enemies, has two distinct targets. One target is what’s sometimes excelled the “political class,” the roughly 20% of the population that’s relatively educated, more or less articulate, playing some role in decision-making. Their acceptance of doctrine is crucial, because they’re in a position to design and implement policy.
Then there’s the other 80% or so of the population. These are Lippmann’s “spectators of action,” whom he referred to as the “bewildered herd.” They are supposed to follow orders and keep out of the way of the important people. They’re the target of the real mass media: the tabloids, the sitcoms, he Super Bowl and so on.
These sectors of the doctrinal system serve to divert the unwashed masses and reinforce the basic social values: passivity, submissiveness to authority, the overriding virtue of greed and personal gain, lack of concern for others, fear of real or imagined enemies, etc. The goal is to keep the bewildered herd bewildered. It’s unnecessary for them to trouble themselves with what’s happening in the world. In fact, it’s undesirable—if they see too much of reality they may set themselves to change it.
– Noam Chomsky, How the World Works: The Media. (via theworldofsleepers)
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