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Israel sinks to a new low . . . spraying sewage on schools.

Remind me again, who are the assholes terrorists here?

‘Skunk Spray’ on Palestinian Schools

Israel police spraying "skunk spray" on Palestinian elementary schools and protesters.

Israel police spraying “skunk spray” on Palestinian elementary schools and protesters.

‘Israeli police in Jerusalem have been caught on video recently spraying East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhoods with a concoction they call “skunk spray”. The liquid is a mixture of sewage and rotting animal roadkill.

The result of the police hosing down neighborhoods, elementary schools and protesters with the mix is a putrid smell that seems almost impossible to get off or be around without inducing nausea. As a result, thousands of East Jerusalem children have been forced to stay home from school.’

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Fact: Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth.

Join me and say, “I do not condone this, I do not consent.” 

In reply to this fact a billionaire writes that:

No society can withstand the stresses that our rising inequality puts on the system.

There is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out.

You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. Or first the one, then the other.

There is no counterexample. (Source)

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Hopelessly trying to enforce control over the 99% . . .

If ‘they’ want to control ‘everything’, doesn’t that mean that ‘they’ are actually afraid of everything?

  • Seems to me that the only reason you’d want to control something is if you’re afraid of it or what it could do.
  • Which would mean that ‘they’ actually realize that ‘we’ have more ‘power’ than them.
  • And if ‘they’ are afraid, isn’t that a weak position to begin with, which could easily topple?

So strange… ‘Their’ behavior kinda seems like that behavior of a two-year old who hasn’t learned how to share, play nice with people or realize that we’re all the same and in this thing together.

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The 1% fear the 99%

The 1% fear the 99%

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“Once you allow the government to start breaking the law, no matter how seemingly justifiable the reason, you relinquish the contract between you and the government which establishes that the government works for and obeys you, the citizen”

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Secret Deal Allows NSA to Share Americans’ Data With Israel

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on NSA data requests: ‘You don’t comply, it’s treason’

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He [King George] has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people . . .” — The Declaration of Independence, 1776.

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Campaign promises fail again . . .

Obama promised in 2007: No more spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime, No More NSA Illegal Wiretaps, Man I fell For This One.

Of course, our President also swore to uphold the US Constitution . . . Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights, US Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” US Constitution, Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights (But, NSA ‘rethought’ the 4th Ammendment to the Bill of Rights)

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Fisa court oversight: Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise

NSA Boss Asks Congress For Blanket Immunity For Companies That Help NSA Spy On Everyone

Is the NSA actually Blackmail Inc. for the military industrial complex?

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Why surveillance is not OK

I live in a country generally assumed to be a dictatorship. One of the Arab spring countries. I have lived through curfews and have seen the outcomes of the sort of surveillance now being revealed in the US. People here talking about curfews aren’t realizing what that actually FEELS like. It isn’t about having to go inside, and the practicality of that. It’s about creating the feeling that everyone, everything is watching. A few points:

1) the purpose of this surveillance from the governments point of view is to control enemies of the state. Not terrorists. People who are coalescing around ideas that would destabilize the status quo. These could be religious ideas. These could be groups like anon who are too good with tech for the governments liking. It makes it very easy to know who these people are. It also makes it very simple to control these people.

Lets say you are a college student and you get in with some people who want to stop farming practices that hurt animals. So you make a plan and go to protest these practices. You get there, and wow, the protest is huge. You never expected this, you were just goofing off. Well now everyone who was there is suspect. Even though you technically had the right to protest, you’re now considered a dangerous person.

With this tech in place, the government doesn’t have to put you in jail. They can do something more sinister. They can just email you a sexy picture you took with a girlfriend. Or they can email you a note saying that they can prove your dad is cheating on his taxes. Or they can threaten to get your dad fired. All you have to do, the email says, is help them catch your friends in the group. You have to report back every week, or you dad might lose his job. So you do. You turn in your friends and even though they try to keep meetings off grid, you’re reporting on them to protect your dad.

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He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people . . .” — The Declaration of Independence, 1776.

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Repeat three times: The Terrorists Hate Us for Our Freedoms . . .

California Police Break Into Home, without warrant, and taser occupants

If “the terrorists hate us for our freedoms” then the solution is soooooooooo obvious–duh, just take away our freedoms so they don’t have to hate us any more. QED.

Right?

Maybe that helps to explain why Feds Have Identified 300,000 Americans as Terrorists?

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Thanks, warmongers! “Idealism” is now a meaningless concept. War mongers like George W. Bush, Paul Wolfowitz and Susan Rice are “idealists,” yet Bradley Manning and MLK are not

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Leah-Lynn Plante Jailed for Refusal to Provide Testimony

“To coerce cooperation” . . . is political repression.

Leah is going to prison.

Leah’s heartbreaking statement:

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Grand Jury Inquisitions and Political Prisoners in USA

Denounce your friends and family and we’ll go easy on you . . .

Cooperate or else we’ll send you to prison . . .

“Today is October 10th, 2012, and I am ready to go to prison,” announced 24-year-old Leah-Lynn Plante yesterday. By Thursday morning, the Portland activist was in custody and could remain incarcerated in a U.S. federal prison for 18 months, although she has not been charged with a crime. (Source)

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