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US federal politics isn’t really a choice between Liberal Democrats and Conservative Republicans. It’s more accurate to say that its a choice (respectively) between Corporate Fascists and Corporate Anarchists. Basically Democrats should all wear the tricolor flag of Italian fascism while across the aisle the Republicans should all be wearing Anarchist black.
Me, speaking to my nephew this past weekend. I was describing the status quo ante in the Congress where special interest lobbies like AIPAC and Lockheed simultaneously control both parties at will while the US public’s political participation rate is at an all time low of 14%
Twenty cents a gallon
Former US ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey to a cspanwashingtonjournal caller this morning on why the US is in Iraq again instead of embracing a regulatory regime of renewable fuel efficiency standards. The ambassador didn’t bother trying to deny that the Allied invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a war for oil. Instead he conceded that ALL US wars in the Middle East and Southeast Asia are about oil.
@marxistplot #policestate news roundup 6/25/14

Here’s the news links marxistplot sent me this evening via family chat log. It’s lengthy but the articles are short. The articles not tagged with ‘Joe’ are mine.

[17:32:13]     
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/25866892/new-warrant-issued-for-man-accused-of-leaving-child-in-car
[17:32:20]     
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/25864713/man-arrested-for-escape-24-years-ago

(<-I thought this was an example of NSA’s total lifetime surveillance backtracking software. They connected this dude from the wide area face recognition cameras to a literally ‘minor’ incident 24 years ago. Black helicopters began circling.)


[17:33:26]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/occupygoogle-arrests/
[17:33:53]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/25/5801052/aereo-supreme-court-ruling
[17:34:12]     
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/25862226/2-workers-killed-in-pekin-industrial-accident
[17:34:17]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/supreme-court-aereo-decision
[17:35:23]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/the-car-that-outsmarts-speed-cameras-20140625-zskpl.html
[17:35:49]     
http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/25/5840950/north-korea-says-seth-rogens-james-franco-movie-act-of-war
[17:37:13]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-police-officer-removed-from-frontline-duties-after-capsicumspraying-dog-20140623-zsixm.html
[17:37:58]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://privacysos.org/node/1449
[17:38:16]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/police-shoot-95-year-old-wwii-vet-death-refusing-go-hospital?akid=11947.992502.rqbJGk&rd=1&src=newsletter1005949&t=19
[17:38:41]     
ty
[17:38:46]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/opinion/x1760113073/Township-pays-watchdog-102-000-to-settle-suit
[17:39:38]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.uab.cat/web/newsroom/news-detail-1345668003610.html?noticiaid=1345672963817
[17:39:46]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-super-stretchable-yarn-made-of-graphene
[17:40:46]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/06/24/new-aclu-report-takes-a-snapshot-of-police-militarization-in-the-united-states
[17:40:57]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.businessinsider.com/georgia-police-left-two-teenagers-in-a-holding-cell-2014-6
[17:41:19]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.dailydot.com/politics/greenhouse-browser-plugin-political-donations/
[17:41:32]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58105457-78/officer-kendall-dog-police.html.csp
[17:41:44]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.techspot.com/news/57162-busted-microsoft-hired-agency-paying-bloggers-to-write-pro-ie-posts.html
[17:42:09]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/24/325236889/report-points-to-dangerous-militarization-of-u-s-law-enforcement?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140625
[17:42:23]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants
[17:42:45]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/biographies/kind-hearted-woman/as-child-abuse-persists-at-spirit-lake-congress-steps-in/
[17:44:53]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/nyregion/judge-upholds-policy-barring-unvaccinated-students-during-illnesses.html?smid=tw-nytimeshealth&seid=auto&_r=1
[17:46:14]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://valleywag.gawker.com/pando-abruptly-fired-two-high-profile-staffers-without-1595758189
[17:47:07]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/25/indiana-same-sex-marriage/11354831/
[17:47:36]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/25/explosion-rocks-shopping-mall-in-nigerian-capital-abuja-witnesses-see-8-bodies/
[17:48:13]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/world/americas/brazil-polio-virus-detected-in-sewage.html
[17:48:20]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://cphpost.dk/news/denmarks-ties-with-the-nsa-are-deeper-than-previously-thought.9954.html
[17:48:43]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/brides-for-sale-vietnamese-women-trafficked-to-china/article1-1233414.aspx
[17:49:28]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://topconservativenews.com/2014/06/isis-brags-about-links-to-us-senator-john-mccain/
[17:50:31]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140624-environmental-crime-trafficking-world-united-nations/?google_editors_picks=true
[17:50:47]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/pesticides-linked-to-bee-deaths-must-be-banned-scientists-say-1.2685492
[17:52:58]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/24/swat-aclu-militarization.html
[17:53:37]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gordon-klingenschmitt-demon-obsessed-anti-gay-exorcist-wins-gop-primary-colorado
[17:54:12]     [Joe - 25.154.80.255]
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118299/congressional-proposals-fill-highway-trust-fund-gap-are-all-bad