Monday, October 31, 2011
#Occupy PSA - $5,000 Reward Offered For Identification Of The Police Officer Who Assaulted USMC Veteran Scott Olsen
Due to difficulties identifying the police officer who shot USMC Marine Veteran Scott Olsen in the face at point blank range with a tear gas canister at the #OccupyOakland Police Riot last week there is a $5,000 dollar reward being offered to anyone who can identify the assailant.
Some of Scott's 'brothers' want to speak with the 'gentleman'
[Disclaimer: It is unknown whether the Brother above is one of the people making that offer.]
Saturday, October 22, 2011
THIS in an "Atrocity":
"We don't do body counts" ~~General Tommy Franks srcBut, of course that was just another lie:
"The Wikileaks Iraq war logs provide us with a unique picture of every death in Iraq.
These are those events mapped using Google Fusion tables."
When the Hand Cursor points at a red dot, click once for the specifics of that particular death.
[Baghdad alone. This map zooms out to cover every death in Iraq at the time of 'purloin-ment']
Fullscreen online version available here
[Download the data]
Go To The Guardian (UK) For More
Sunday, October 16, 2011
9/11... Who NEEDS A "Conspiracy"? Just Buy The Airplane Tickets And Hand Them Out At 'Appropriate' Places
(Mine maybe more so with experience in construction and foundry work).
The story he's been told... quite simply is an evasion, a carefully crafted fiction using denial and rationalization of facts like 'we have people working as slaves to make our lifestyle possible...'
Twin tower 'Terror Toy' packaged in candy for American children.
Click the image for the news story.
In conditions usually WORSE than this:
‘Blood factories’ of CapitalismWhen people culturally and economically in cadence with the Air Force pilot pictured above allow their elected representatives to bomb countries 'back to the stone age' "Protecting us" from the enemies we've created by our own callous disregard for other cultures, societies, and those lives, it wouldn't even take a charismatic figure like Osama to find a group of people despondent enough to drive an airliner into one or more of our buildings.
The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is the single largest exporter from China. It manufactures high-end equipment for Apple, Dell, HP, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and a clutch of other global brands
Foxconn’s business model is based on mass production at thin margins, realised by driving its young workforce to the maximum.
While Foxconn has largely achieved anonymity as the world’s largest maker of electronic gadgetry, its shocking suicide rate has catapulted the company to global notoriety.
It’s mastodon factories – Foxconn employs a million workers in China – which resemble medium-sized cities, are run like a military dictatorship.
All the suicide victims at Foxconn’s two Shenzhen factories have been migrant workers in the 17-25 age group. Employees are forced to work double or triple the legal limit on overtime on a regular basis, according to independent surveys. While the maximum legal amount of overtime is 36 hours per month in China, researchers report that 80 to 100 hours of overtime is normal at Foxconn.
Another factor is systematic repression. The company prefers to employ ex-army officers from Taiwan as line supervisors. Militarisation of the production process is a feature of the ‘Foxconn model’. [More]
Just buy the airplane tickets and hand them out at appropriate places.
Why the buildings fell the way they did or why WTC 7 seemed to independently collapse, is not only irrelevant to the overarching issue, but much of it is easily explainable within a reasonable margin-of-error using simple physics.
But we're talking about self-obfuscation here... we're not talking about reasonable people. We're talking about mainstream middle-class people (and people aspiring to be middle-class) desperate to maintain their lifestyles.
Addicts... Any kind... From the 'depths and degradations' of Heroin addiction to the typical American compulsively consuming 'Stuff' they're told they must have.
As they spin out of control they attempt to micromanage, control, assign responsibility to, and blame everyone but themselves.
Responsibility-for-their-own-actions while simultaneously maintaining the addiction is not possible.
You blame Dick Cheney.
You blame Osama.
You blame the Military-Industrial complex that DOES indeed profit from the War on Terror while you receive the benefit of a continuation of lifestyle for a little while longer...
But you will NEVER blame yourself, your lifestyle, or take any sort of personal responsibility for your government's actions taken in your name.
Because you would have to admit you've been 'bought and sold', like sheep, led without resistance to the slaughter.
Sheep To The Slaughter/If - Paris, and The Maroons
Monday, October 10, 2011
Auntie's Bookshelf: American History 101 - Readings On The Advent Of 'Indigenous Annihilation Day', Howard Zinn
by Howard Zinn
Presented by History Is A Weapon.
A Note and Disclaimer are below.
16. A People's War?
A Note and a disclaimer.
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