Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Homeland Security is Now Regulating Live Entertainment Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Homeland Security is Now Regulating Live Entertainment Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!: Unbelievable as it sounds, in the state of Indiana, the DHS, which was supposedly founded to protect against and respond to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters, now regulates live entertainment.
Mike Martin, the owner of Folly Moon, a restaurant in downtown Muncie, IN, claims that the DHS “is actually saying it is illegal to play music or operate a business where music is played for any reason without paying the Department of Homeland Security, and giving them much personal and private information.”
Monday, July 22, 2013
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”
~ A letter written by FDR to Colonel House, November 21st, 1933
Sunday, July 21, 2013
As someone posted on Facebook, "Well, this is the most evil thing ever." Just about. . . .
Monsanto Buys BLACKWATER the largest mercenary army in the world | SouthWeb Org: A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.
While in Vegas, wanting to by the issue of Rolling Stone with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, the sales clerk told writer David Phillips that "we aren't carrying that issue." Like so many outlets across the U.S. this current issue of Rolling Stone is not being sold. Which prompts Phillips to ask, "Are We Really This Stupid?" Sadly, we are. Knee jerk self-righteous chest thumping.
Outrage Over The Rolling Stone Outrage: Are We Really This Stupid? | The Big Slice: Walk down the Vegas strip far enough and you are bound to see 5-6 illegal activities taking place during your trek. And here’s the thing: for the most part, no one cares. Hell, that’s just Vegas. However, it appears that even the Las Vegas airport (which is part casino, part gift shop, part actual airport, and all tourist trap) is not immune to knee jerk overreaction.
For the most part, the complaints about the RS cover story have had very little to do with the article within, but have been almost singularly focused on the cover itself and the rather handsome appearance of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Apparently, Tsarnaev is so handsome that it actually offends people. To this I would ask, what was Rolling Stone supposed to do? Airbrush him uglier?
Homeland Security Threatens to Punish Staff for Reading Washington Post NSA Articles: "The Washington Post recently obtained a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo that warned staff not to read articles -- get this -- printed in the Washington Post that covered whistleblower revelations about classified information.Follow link at top for rest of story. If this weren't so chillingly real and dangerous for its global military industrial complex police state example of more to come, as well as where we are right fucking now, I would be laughing.
Specifically, DHS -- and we are not making this up -- implied that there could be legal repercussions for employees who read Washington Post stories about whistleblowers and the information that they disclose. In particular, a DHS memo prohibited reading of such articles from any computer outside of the DHS office:"
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Alfred Lehmberg alerted me to this podcast -- excellent:The Professional Left Podcast with Driftglass and Blue Gal
Monday, July 15, 2013
Hunger Games, U.S.A. - NYTimes.com: What is it about, then? Somehow, one of our nation’s two great parties has become infected by an almost pathological meanspiritedness, a contempt for what CNBC’s Rick Santelli, in the famous rant that launched the Tea Party, called “losers.” If you’re an American, and you’re down on your luck, these people don’t want to help; they want to give you an extra kick. I don’t fully understand it, but it’s a terrible thing to behold. ~ Paul Krugman
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Thanks to the Gates, this newest development in a dystopian world, under the guise of an educational tool to help both teachers and students.
Biometric "Mood" Bracelets To Be Used In Chicago Classrooms - :: The biometric bracelets, produced by a Massachusetts startup company, Affectiva Inc, send a small current across the skin and then measure subtle changes in electrical charges as the sympathetic nervous system responds to stimuli. The wireless devices have been used in pilot tests to gauge consumers’ emotional response to advertising.
Gates officials hope the devices, known as Q Sensors, can become a common classroom tool, enabling teachers to see, in real time, which kids are tuned in and which are zoned out.