Dec 192014
 

The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago    Politicians and journalists openly targeted Chinese immigrants, Southern blacks, and Mexicans with outrageous propaganda.

U.S. TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims    Most Americans have heard the words “rendition” and “Guantanamo” but could not name a single person victimized by them, let alone recount what happened to them, because they almost never appear on American television.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Joining the military doesn’t make you a hero    Veterans in need are more disturbing, so we keep them invisible.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

How U.S. Torture Led to the Rise of ISIS    The rise of ISIS confirms what we’ve been saying for years … torture reduces our national security.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

The largest vessel the world has ever seen    If you took six of the world’s largest aircraft carriers that would just about be the same as with this one gigantic vessel.

Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland    “If you put a camera in a sky over an area where you expect a lot of unrest, the area will calm down.”

Israel’s White Supremacy Agenda Targets Other Jews, Arabs, Africans    Caged by Zionism, Israel has become the embodiment of apartheid, bigotry and intolerance — the very evils Judaism has always professed to combat, denounce and oppose.

Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town’s Government    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

Psychotic Vegas Cop Filmed Beating Man For Filming In Viral Video Quietly Hired By Another Dept.    Gypsy cop coming to a town near you.

Kansas Court Declares Plastic Bags Suspicious    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

Texas City plumber’s truck ends up in Syrian war    It shows a black pick-up truck with a Mark-1 Plumbing decal on the door and an anti-aircraft gun in the bed.

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years    It’s about time.

America in Decline. Prepare Yourself Accordingly.    Video du jour.

Richmond officer found with marijuana in home likely won’t face charges, officials say    Police state #1 du jour.

Former Girlfriend Feared Delco Officer, Got Protection Before Deadly Shooting    Police state #2 du jour.

G-Switch    Weirdness du jour.

Inspiring story of Hope – Dumped in a junk yard with a broken leg    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Geminid Meteors Rain Over Los Angeles    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Knowing Something That You Think Is Probably False    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Colorado Springs police officer saves a 13-day-old baby    Heroic cop du jour.

Dalton police officer arrested for child molestation    Pedophile cop du jour.

IOF bars farmers’ access to their lands, confiscates tractors    The real terrorists du jour.


Camelia — John Nell

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Dec 192014
 

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Dec 172014
 

TORTURERS ARE NOT PATRIOTS    Torture is a crime under both American and international law. The Bush administration repeatedly broke the law.

How libertarianism can make conservatism more conservative    While Ronald Reagan once called libertarianism the “heart and soul of conservatism,” many on the right have long held a different view.

10 George Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America    “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

The Great Generic Drug Rip-Off    Big Pharma has jacked up the prices of generic drugs by 388% to 8,000%.

The Supreme Court just made it easier for police to search your car    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

Saudi Arabia is playing chicken with its oil    Saudi Arabia is trying to squeeze U.S. shale oil producers.

Cops scan social media to help assess your ‘threat rating’    That’s why I quit Facebook.

Protests Erupt After Congress Plans to Overturn D.C. Marijuana Legalization    The Republicans are in support of drug prohibition.

No Inflation Friday: check out the ‘Dear, John’ letter I just received    But it shows that inflation is really just a form of theft. At best, it’s an invisible tax.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

IRS Drops Its Asset Forfeiture Case Against Owner Of Small, Cash-Only Restaurant    We enacted civil asset forfeiture in the 1990s just to combat drug kingpins. But now it is being applied wholesale.

Baltimore Cops Violently Attack Cop’s Daughter for Recording    Just another episode in their unwavering war on the Bill of Rights.

The Hidden Costs Of Cheap Oil    The oil industry was already cutting back its exploration budgets before the price plunge.

Don’t Fly Without These 20 TSA-Approved Items in Your Prepper’s Carry-on Bag    I hope you don’t need this anytime soon.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Woman Jailed for Saying ‘Fuck the Police’ Wins $100,000 Settlement    It did, however, hurt the fragile egos of Cobb County police officers.

Israel Joining ISIS    Video #1 du jour.

Truth in Media: The Root of Police Militarization    Video #2 du jour.

Cop Caught on Video Bragging About How He Just Killed A Man    Police state du jour.

Airsick bag museum    Weirdness du jour.

Puppy Mill Dog is Free to Dance!    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

NASA Voyager: ‘Tsunami wave’ still flies through interstellar space    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Avoiding the AI Apocalypse #1: Don’t Enslave the Robots    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Mount Pleasant police officer saves choking child during Christmas parade    Heroic cop du jour.

NYPD cop accused of cashing stolen checks worth $7,000    Thieving cop du jour.

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Gaza Farmers    The real terrorists du jour.


Lilac-Breasted Roller — Ralf Lukovic

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Dec 152014
 

Wow, These Americans Just Love Themselves Some Secret Torture    Useless idiots, un-American values all of them.

Storm Shows Americans Are Totally Unprepared: “I have no food, I have no cash, so I’m trying to forage for something”    Now consider what would happen if something like this went on for days or weeks. What about months?

We’re Not Exceptional, We’re Isolated    In the United States we have 5 percent of humanity living in a society dedicated to war in an unprecedented manner, putting over $1 trillion every year into war and preparations for war.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board    This was not just friendly advice from an advisory board. It was a commitment to comply.

NYC Cops Are Blithely Firing A Potentially Deafening Sound Cannon At Peaceful Protesters    A ray gun pointing at your ears.

How Greenpeace Wrecked One of the Most Sacred Places in the Americas    But after the organization marched through the sacred Nazca Lines etched into the Peruvian desert for a climate protest you have to wonder what the hell they were thinking.

America: Dead Man Walking    The entire infrastructure is based on the theft of one person’s income and assets to repatriate to politically connected recipients.

American Greatness is Increasingly a Myth    But our standard of living, surely that’s the best in the world. Not quite.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Whom the Gods Would Destroy They First Make Mad    It is decidedly uncommon to watch a nation self-destruct by making series of bad decisions, each one worse than the one that preceded, eventually leading to a complete loss in both credibility and respectability.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

‘Infidels are our enemy’: Afghan fighters cherish old American schoolbooks    Textbooks such as “The Alphabet of Jihad Literacy,” funded by the U.S. and published by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, came out at a time when the CIA was channeling hundreds of millions of dollars to mujahedeen fighters to resist the Soviet occupation.

5 Big Banks will Survive Next Financial Calamity-Everybody Else Bankrupt    Video du jour.

Acting on a Bogus Tip, Cops Raid Innocent Family, Execute Grandfather as He Lay Face Down    Police state du jour.

Fascinating    Weirdness du jour.

Oklahoma City police officer saves freezing dog left on side of road    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

How Birds Hear Without Ears    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Helping Friends    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Heroic actions: Quick action of two Lorain police officers saves stabbing victim    Heroic cops du jour.

Two Aledo police officers arrested    Pedophile cops du jour.

Israeli forces raid 2 Palestinian villages in northern West Bank    The real terrorists du jour.


Portais do Hércules — Flávio Varricchio

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Dec 152014
 

Thomas Jefferson became one of my heroes when I was 13 years old. So you’d think I’d enjoy hearing people say good things about him, but very often, I don’t. My reason is simple: the people who praise Jefferson seldom really understand him, and if they did, it’s questionable that they’d like him. (Others try to get rid of him by trashing his reputation.)

What People Don’t Know

A crucial thing people don’t know about Jefferson is this: he was fully convinced that freedom in America was fatally wounded—in fact on its deathbed—by 1810 or so. He maintained that he and his fellow founders had blown their opportunity and that American freedom had already slipped away.

Now, since what I’ve written above will seem almost inconceivable to many Americans, let me back it up by quoting a few of Jefferson’s letters:

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Dec 122014
 

The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State    Because we are trained to be like sheep.

Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels    Congress snuck a provision into the Intelligence Authorization Act which will ramp up spying on us normal, average, innocent Americans.

Obama Asks Congress For Unlimed War Authority    No limit of the size and type of application of force, no geographically limit, no real time limit. Obama is asking Congress to permit him to wage completely unlimited war.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

‘Such Language Is Not Helpful’    Releasing this “torture” report serves the interests of the United States because it shows our government’s capacity for committing barbaric evil, and for lying to cover it up, and for rationalizing it — a rationalization that continues today, as we see from most of the GOP and conservative response.

I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them    Low-income minority neighborhoods experience what the rest of us can usually grasp only abstractly: the police force is an occupying army.

17 Month Old Baby Taken from Family for Disagreeing with Doctors    Getting a second opinion is so last century.

Pop quiz: 10 basic Constitution questions!    The quiz contains questions about some basic Constitution facts that have remained unchanged since then.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Dollree Mapp, 1923-2014: “The Rosa Parks of the Fourth Amendment”    The Mapp ruling changed policing in America by requiring state courts to throw out evidence if it had been seized illegally.

Can I Sell Myself into Slavery?    No.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

The Implosion of American Culture    Yet, nowhere are the masses being informed and educated about the reality of economics and politics, let alone about the decay of culture and self.

From republicanism to tyranny: How did we lose our rights?    Since its passage, the 14th Amendment’s due process clause has been used by activist judges to strip the states and people of their liberty and give almost unlimited power to the general government.

The End of Oppression – Part 3: Good Funding Evil    Video du jour. Part 1 here. Part 2 here.

Viral Video: Cop Attempts to Bully & Intimidate Teen, Brutally Slams Him Face First on the Sidewalk    Police state du jour.

Running backwards    Weirdness du jour.

Restore your faith in humanity in 4 minutes flat    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Archaeological Evidence for 1,700-Year-Old Chemical Warfare    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Does the Euthyphro dilemma actually prove anything?    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Fort Dodge police officer saves child choking on grape    Heroic cop du jour.

Suspended Grapevine officer arrested, faces felony charge    Thieving, doped cop du jour.

Video: Settlers vandalize property as revenge for stone throwing – police do not detain them    The real terrorists du jour.


Gecko — Mary Dineen

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Dec 102014
 

Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are. There’s only one fix.    The problem is that cops aren’t held accountable for their actions, and they know it.

New Law Would Make Taxpayers Potentially Liable For TRILLIONS In Derivatives Losses    Bailouts — the gift that keeps on giving.

Why US Cops Can Kill Americans With Impunity    Homicides by cops are at a two decade high despite a continuing decline in America’s overall homicide rate.

Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2014: Government Spending Trends in Graphics, Tables, and Key Points (Including 51 Examples of Government Waste)    The nation’s long-term spending trajectory remains on a fiscal collision course.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

CA Cop is Being Fired for NOT Using Violence to Resolve a Situation    He wasn’t sociopathic enough.

The Next Phase of QE Will Shock You    This is a manipulated market. And the manipulators aren’t going to go to sleep in the face of collapsing stock prices.

Heavy toll, light penalties for police who drive drunk    The Globe also found the vast majority of officers refused to take a breath test, making it harder to prosecute them criminally for drunken driving.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Why You TGIF Even if You Don’t Have A Job    Well, researchers discovered that the unemployed — who have every day off — are also statistically happier on weekends than they are on weekdays.

War on crime? Or war on the poor?    On the other, we do tend to punish drugs traditionally used by the poor (heroin, crack cocaine) much more severely than we punish users of drugs used by the middle class and rich (regular cocaine, pot, fine wines, etc.)   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Israel Acts as ISIS’ Air Force … Repeatedly Bombs Syria    I guess Israel doesn’t mind being the air force for Al Qaeda. (re-branded as ISIS).

It’s Always Sunny in Government?    Video du jour.

After Killing 12-yo Tamir Rice, Police Handcuffed His 14-yo Sister, Threatened To Arrest Mother    Police state du jour.

Ask the Magic 8-Ball    Weirdness du jour.

Man Chooses Homelessness Rather Than Abandon Pit Bull    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

What Is Life? It’s a Tricky, Confusing Question    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Gods & morality    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Bath Police Officer saves man and dog from fire    Heroic cop du jour.

Clewiston police officer accused of beating up deputy    Bully cop du jour.

IOF soldiers raid southern Gaza    The real terrorists du jour.


Bumble feed! — Laurent J. Frigault

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Dec 082014
 

Breath test to detect pot is being developed at WSU    Even the contents of your bloodstream won’t be free from oversight soon.

November’s “Stupid Patent of the Month,” brought to you by Penn State    The patent essentially describes different ways that people work together to solve a problem.

Utah orders startup to raise prices so competitors are “treated fairly”    And this state is run by Republicans. LOL!

Asking Christians about Tolerance of War    German soldiers in both World Wars went into battle with the words “Gott Mit Uns” (God With Us) inscribed on their belt buckles.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

In Afghanistan, a Continuing Trend of US Military Incompetence    Why does the Taliban still get so much support in Afghanistan?” The answer: because they are Afghans.

Two more countries dump the dollar and begin trade in their own currencies    In countries all over the world, the reserve currency system that has been led by the dollar is collapsing after more than 40 years of global hegemony.

Utah man sentenced to year in federal prison for writing ‘hateful’ letter    The Fair Housing Act makes thought crime a reality.

Cop Who Shot 12 Year Old Was Fired From Previous Job as a Cop For Being Emotionally Unstable    I’m not surprised.

The Invention of the Slinky    In 1945, the Slinky sold for $1.00; by the late 90s, the same model sold for just 89 cents more.

Houston Cop Arrests Man for Video Recording from Friend’s Property    Just another episode in their unending war on the Bill of Rights.

Robotic-leg prosthetic allows amputees to walk normally    Wearers of a new robotic leg can walk on a moving treadmill almost as fast as an able-bodied person.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Goon Thug Cops Murder At Will    Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler have shown us the way, and Washington has taken it to heart as long as you understand that killing (of innocents) is what makes us safe.

The Israel Lobby Protects Neo-Nazis in Ukraine    Video du jour.

Police Kill Unarmed Man On His Doorstep As He Brought Dinner To His Family    Police state du jour.

Tower Blocks    Weirdness du jour.

A Tribute to a Chimp Named Kitty    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Electric eels deliver Taser-like shocks    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

College Education for Prisoners    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Brookhaven Police officer saves life using AED    Heroic cops du jour.

Port St. Lucie police officer arrested, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office says    Pedophile cop du jour.

Soldiers Ignore Settlers Attacking Palestinian Homes in Hebron, 50 Olive Trees Cut in Nablus    The real terrorists du jour.


Owl — Miguel A. Leyva

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Dec 082014
 

Don’t you just love those Americans who celebrate how free they are under America’s national-security state system?

I wonder if such Americans also celebrated how free people were who lived under East Germany’s national-security state system.

I just read an interesting story in the New York Times about how the East German Stasi was confiscating art from wealthy East Germans. They would simply raid people’s homes, take valuable art, and then sell it, putting the money into the state’s coffers. According to the article, “between 1973 and 1989 the East German police, known as the Stasi, seized more than 200,000 objects in hundreds of raids.”

Why did the authorities do that? Because the government needed the money.

Why not simply raise taxes? Because people don’t like paying taxes. Anyway, why go through the taxing process when you can just barge into people’s homes and take their possessions?

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