Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Remember the justification for this obnoxious violation of our civil rights? The "underwear bomber"? Let's examine his particular case, which happened just before Congress was set to consider extending some odious provisions of the thoroughly unconstitutional Patriot Act.
Unlike the average U.S. traveler, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on the watch list. His father told the US Embassy he was a security threat. However, there was no bomb-sniffing dog present when he boarded the plane with no luggage. According to eye-witness Detroit lawyer Kurt Haskell, a well-dressed Indian man helped the accused bomber board the plane despite the fact that he had no passport.
“While Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit, Haskell said. He says the suited man asked ticket agents whether Mutallab could board without a passport. “The guy said, ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time,’” reported the Michigan Live news website.
Gee, I wonder if any of this has to do with the fact that one of the main clients of Former Department of Homeland Security Chief, Michael Chertoff, happens to be Rapiscan (yep, that's their name, I'm not making it up) -- the company that makes those backscatter ionizing radiation machines that display the naked human body in so much detail you can tell if a man is circumcised or whether a woman shaves her pubic hair.
Lest we forget, here's the 4th amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
Friday, November 19, 2010
Just so you know, I don't consider myself subject to any government that would outlaw and subjugate people's rights to grow their own food!
"According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, nonconformity and freethinking is a mental illness labeled "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD. If psychiatrists follow the Fourth Edition of DSM diagnosis guidelines, people who stand up for privacy and freedom might be labeled as mentally ill.
U.S.G.W.O. reports that it has confirmed "basically that anyone who disobeys authority or even questions authority is now considered mentally ill and can be thrown in a prison-like mental institution under tax payers dollars." I haven't read the entire book, but U.S.G.W.O. states that according to the psychiatric manual the following people would be diagnosed as having ODD:
* Oath Keepers
* Peaceful Activists
* Peaceful Resistors
* Those who partake in Civil Disobedience
* Those that question Authority
* Highly creative artists"
(... we're getting more and more like the old USSR every day, aren't we ...?)
Friday, November 12, 2010
A Circle of Gifts
Here's another interesting essay along these lines:
The Abolition of Work
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
More advice: If you live on the Gulf Coast and you've got symptoms that resemble those of this woman, get the hell out of your state!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Cenk from the Young Turks has some good ideas about what to change about this country's broken system, though *how* exactly we're supposed to do this ... well, I'm taking suggestions.
I just finished listening to an interview between truth activist Carol Brouillet and author Bill Douglas which strangely ties in with what I just wrote here. Be sure to catch Carol's new radio show, Community Currency on the Progressive Radio Network!