According to our government it is not only justified, but perfectly legal, and those in power often cite thousands of pages of laws and regulations, all made possible by Congressional mandates like the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act.
This is the police state in which you live.
It may seem that there is no hope in sight, that our freedoms have been lost.
But fear not, fellow Americans, as there are still those within our most hallowed institutions that understand what the future holds should we continue to pursue this path, and they are taking the beast head on.
If you reject the dark cloud of centralization, surveillance, and control that has descended upon this great nation, then this may well be your last chance to do something about it.
Not because of what capitalism is, mind you, but because the powers that be have bastardized it.
Capitalism can bear many distortions and abuses, but it is not indestructible.
And, make no mistake, the ‘capitalist’ system we have today has been massively corrupted, so much so that it’s sagging under the load... and will continue to do so until the proverbial straw breaks its back.
Strikes and protests against mass layoffs in Greece ~ link ~ On Monday and Tuesday, thousands of people marched to the Interior Ministry on Klathmonos Square in Athens to protest against the government’s dismissal program. On Wednesday, workers reportedly decided to continue their walkout for the entire week. A one-day general strike has been announced for July 16.
The workers are protesting against the plan of the government (a coalition of the conservative New Democracy and the social democratic PASOK) to shift 4,200 state employees to a so-called “transfer company” by the end of the month. The transfer company guarantees the workers 75 percent of their salary for eight months, after which they will loose their jobs. A total of 12,500 workers are to be outsourced and condemned to unemployment via the transfer company by the end of September.
Homeless men and women are living in a network of disused sandstone caves near the town centre of Stockport, Greater Manchester. There have been up to four people a night sleeping rough in the cave system perched on a 20-foot precipice overhanging a river, only a short distance from public view.
A report in the Manchester Evening News noted that Stockport in the north of England has seen a 42 percent increase in homelessness in just one year. Jonathan Billings, a project manager with the local homeless charity Wellsprings, said, “The number of people turning up each day for support has soared from around 60 to 70 to around 140 in the last three years.”
Luxembourg PM resigns over spying scandal ~ link ~ The tiny Grand Duchy shows how government leaders are suppose to respond when caught doing bad things. Washington, London, Paris, etc. should take a lesson from Luxembourg! Stirling
Massive California prison protests enters third day ~ link ~ America has the most people in prison per population than any nation on Earth...that includes North Korea and any of the worst places that you can think of. Stirling
How the Food Industry is deceiving you - Part 1 - video ~ link
Geoengineering: Full Spectrum Dominance - video ~ link
The two studies are among several recent efforts to assess the threat from the new virus, which infected 134 people, 43 of them fatally, before tapering off in early June. Experts aren't sure if the virus has died out or if it has temporarily retreated due to warmer weather and perhaps the effects of outbreak response measures aimed at live-poultry markets in some of China's biggest cities.
'Moaning the Blues' - Jazz video ~ link