New speech-jamming gun hints at dystopian Big... →
anti-propaganda: ‘Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun (pictured above) that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 30 meters (100ft) away. The gun has two purposes, according to the researchers: At its most basic, this gun could be used in libraries and other quiet spaces to stop people from speaking — but its second application is a lot more chilling. The researchers...
All the Ads Pulled from Rush Limbaugh's Show →
humanformat: americawakiewakie: Sleep Number: “Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program,” tweeted March 2. The Sleep Train: “As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person,” vice president of marketing Mike Wilson said in a statement March 2. ...
United States: How can we further manage our citizens without being too obvious?
People: Don't manage us.
United States: Oh, I know, let's militarize the police forces!
People: We don't need that. We need jobs. We need food. We need housing. We need a good education system.
United States: We simply don't have funding for that. We just militarized your police forces for your "safety" from, uh, er, "terrorists".
United States: What?
People: We voted you in. You work for us.
United States: Of course we do! We just happen to have backroom deals where we take money from some of the biggest corporations and richest people in your interest.
People: Fuck this shit.
United States: THEY'RE REBELLING. THEY'RE ORGANIZING. LOOK, IT'S A PROTEST A UNIVERSITY! QUICKLY! PEPPER SPRAY AND BEAT THEM INTO THE GROUND BEFORE THEY HURT THEMSELVES.
Media: We don't know what the fuck is happening, but here's your top 10 list for must-have summer items.
So…when can the US government kill its citizens? The Obama administration explains: goo.gl/ZcHSM — Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 6, 2012
Anonymous: 10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC... →
anoncentral: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East. Here are 10 reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous. 1. AIPAC is lobbying Congress to promote a military confrontation with Iran. AIPAC — like the Israeli government — is demanding that...
The Party of Our Discontent? An Interview With... →
realitista: I’ve been fighting as a third party candidate for ten years. I stepped up to the plate for this election, basically. I stepped up to the plate because it is a perfect storm for really organizing a political alternative, a politics of integrity that our lives depend on - and more and more people are seeing that. Specifically, it was the debt ceiling debacle last spring when...
Disenchanted with the Democratic Party, unions... →
leftcollection: Heightened level of political warfare this year has amplified class struggle and labor’s disenchantment with democrats’ promises. “As labor unions plan their political work for this election year, they face two uncomfortable truths: First, from the state to the national levels, Republicans – relying on both a huge influx of money unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens...
Beyond the free market →
theamericanbear: In [the “you’re on your own”] conservative vision, markets are seen as the best guarantors of freedom, and the most effective means of organizing society. State interference is deemed corrupt, ineffective and a threat to personal freedom. This framework has driven successive conservative attacks on financial reform, workers’ rights and efforts to expand the social safety net. ...
"American officials who have assessed the likely... →
hipsterlibertarian: Wait…why is this deserving of a news article? Yeah, when nations are attacked, it is generally the case that they respond in kind. But let’s — for the sake of argument, at least — take this triumph of journalism seriously: If Israel attacks Iran and the U.S. follows her into war, certainly Iran is unlikely to simply submit. This would probably lead to yet another long...