Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Man Ripped the Pink Headband from My 2-Year-Old Son's Head and Called Him a F**got | Alternet

A Man Ripped the Pink Headband from My 2-Year-Old Son's Head and Called Him a F**got | Alternet: "Out of nowhere a big booming voice rang out. "THAT'S a BOY?!" The man was overly large with a bushy beard and a camouflage shirt with the arms cut off. He had tattered shorts and lace-up work boots with no laces. I could smell the fug of cigarette smoke surrounding him, and there was a definite pong of beer on him."

Georgia Court Barred Families from Courtroom Unless Loved Ones Pled Guilty, Lawsuit Alleges | Alternet

Georgia Court Barred Families from Courtroom Unless Loved Ones Pled Guilty, Lawsuit Alleges | Alternet "Crisp County deputy told one family member she could not watch arraignments unless her loved one entered a guilty plea; if he pleaded not guilty, she would not be able to enter," the complaint stated. "

We're in a Post-Constitutional America: Our Country Is Going Sideways in Plain Sight, and Nobody's Saying Much About It | Alternet

We're in a Post-Constitutional America: Our Country Is Going Sideways in Plain Sight, and Nobody's Saying Much About It | Alternet: "Think about it for a moment: if Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a place of asylum for American dissidents and the U.S. is doing a reasonable job of imitating aspects of the old USSR, we are on Bizarro Earth, aren't we?"

Breastfeeding Mom Lucy Eades Won’t Cover Up, Posts Harassment To YouTube [Video]

Breastfeeding Mom Lucy Eades Won’t Cover Up, Posts Harassment To YouTube [Video]

Damage control? NSA claims only touches 1.6% of internet traffic — RT USA

Damage control? NSA claims only touches 1.6% of internet traffic — RT USA:" Despite claims that the Obama Administration has done everything in its power to inform the American people, the document contains almost no information on the NSA mass surveillance. At no point does it broach the alleged collaboration of internet companies or the programs used to gather data, such as PRISM. The report focuses on the legal justification of the NSA’s practices, paying little heed to the details."

NSA, Idiots and Suchlike | Just an Earth-Bound Misfit: The Rantings of an Aging, Armed, Pinko Chick

Just an Earth-Bound Misfit: The Rantings of an Aging, Armed, Pinko Chick:" One thing is clear: We cannot trust anyone in this Administration to fix this mess. If it hangs over past 2016, whoever the next president is won't fix it for the same reasons this one is resisting reining in the NSA. And so far, there have been enough bi-partisan pro-police state senators and congressmen to thwart reform. But those people, we can remove if we stick to our last on this issue."

What's the Pentagon Hiding at a Georgia Military Base? | Alternet

What's the Pentagon Hiding at a Georgia Military Base? | Alternet: Activists battle the military over its refusal to release the names of trainees at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

Friday, August 9, 2013

PressTV - US terror alert, political stunt: James Fetzer

PressTV - US terror alert, political stunt: James Fetzer:

PressTV - ‘Stalinist Soviet Union coming to America’

PressTV - ‘Stalinist Soviet Union coming to America’:

“I can prove that it was not an airplane” that hit the Pentagon | Veterans Today

“I can prove that it was not an airplane” that hit the Pentagon | Veterans Today: "Albert N. Stubblebine III is a retired Major General in the United States Army. He was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984. In this compelling interview, Stubblemine reveals the following information (what he calls dots) about the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001:"

Shot to Death by Police for Betting on a Football Game? The Rise of Paramilitary Force in America | Alternet

Shot to Death by Police for Betting on a Football Game? The Rise of Paramilitary Force in America | Alternet: "Heavily armed SWAT teams are increasingly used for such small tasks as raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking. How did we get here?"

Are Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks Winning? | Alternet

Are Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks Winning? | Alternet: "Twist and shout! The Russians did a big favour for the freedom-loving peoples of the world, including those in the US who can still think with our own brains. The self-righteous pundits who complain about Russia's own human rights record, as if this were even remotely relevant, might try to recall how Snowden ended up there in the first place. He was passing through Moscow on his way to South America, and it was only by virtue of Washington's " gross violations of his human rights," as Amnesty International called it, that he got stuck there."

US Terror Alert a Political Stunt and other American NSA absurdities | Veterans Today

US Terror Alert a Political Stunt and other American NSA absurdities | Veterans Today: “It [the closing of embassies and consulates around the world in response to an al-Qaeda threat] is ridiculous. It appears to be another psychological political stunt to intimidate the American people and make them believe that there is a real terrorist threat from abroad.“–Jim Fetzer

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Toobin principle » Pressthink

The Toobin principle » Pressthink: "Repeal the concept of an informed public, repress your decision to take such a drastic step. But it’s not just Jeffrey Toobin. Congress did it too."

On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition [ Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition [ Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com: "The US frequently refuses extradition requests where, unlike with Snowden, it involves serious crimes and there is an extradition treaty"

The U.S. military has a problem with atheists -By Dana Liebelson The Week

The U.S. military has a problem with atheists - The Week: "Apparently, the Marine Corps thinks a "lack or loss of spiritual faith" could be dangerous"

Connections Between Michael Hastings, Edward Snowden and Barrett Brown—The War With the Security State - WhoWhatWhy

Connections Between Michael Hastings, Edward Snowden and Barrett Brown—The War With the Security State - WhoWhatWhy: "At the time of his death in a mysterious one-car crash and explosion, journalist Michael Hastings was researching a story that threatened to expose powerful entities and government-connected figures."

Snowden's Asylum: 'It's the law, stupid' - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Snowden's Asylum: 'It's the law, stupid' - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "We, as citizens of the world, should be thankful for the sacrifices made individuals such as Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and Edward Snowden, surely deserving heroes of our time! And if we are ever to achieve legitimate government, then even our elected leaders and representatives would be grateful for such a check on the abuses of government."

OpEdNews - Article: The Courage Of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others To Seize Their Moment Of Truth

OpEdNews - Article: The Courage Of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others To Seize Their Moment Of Truth: "The criminal nature of the American military is beyond dispute. The decades of lawless bombing, the use of poisonous weapons on civilian populations, the renditions and the torture at Abu Graib, Guantanamo and elsewhere, are all documented."

What Breaking Bad REALLY Tells Us about the War on Drugs on Vimeo

What Breaking Bad REALLY Tells Us about the War on Drugs on Vimeo

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

▶ Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony - YouTube

▶ Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony - YouTube

Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About US Foreign Policy

Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About US Foreign Policy: "One of the reasons for this disconnect is that most of the mass media provide a grossly distorted view of U.S. foreign policy. It presents an American foreign policy that is far more benign and justifiable than the reality of empire that most of the world knows. In a well-researched and thoroughly documented article published by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Keane Bhatt provides an excellent case study of how this happens."

The Continuing US War on the Darker Skinned

The Continuing US War on the Darker Skinned: "The notorious US military base and penal colony in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, serves as a stark example of militarized institutional racism."

OpEdNews Article: Article: Washington Thinks You Are Stupid

OpEdNews Article: Article: Washington Thinks You Are StupidI only check in with the presstitute media in order to ascertain whether my current estimate of their prostitution for Washington is accurate. Possibly I missed some expression of skepticism about the latest terrorist threat. But I did hear NPR's account. Back in the Reagan years, NPR was an independent voice. Today it is part of the presstitute media. NPR lies for Washington with the best of them.

Colbert Rips Media, NSA For Terrorism Fear Mongering (VIDEO)

Colbert Rips Media, NSA For Terrorism Fear Mongering (VIDEO)