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Cops terrorize naked woman and her children at gunpoint after raiding wrong apartment

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Marianne Diaz
Police terrorized a naked woman and her children at gunpoint last week during a no-knock raid on the wrong apartment.

Marianne Diaz said she was awakened about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday by SWAT officers knocking down the door to her Worcester, Massachusetts, apartment as officers wearing helmets and shields burst inside and pointed "big guns" at her head, reported the Telegram & Gazette.

"Stop f*cking crying and take care of your f*cking kids," one officer commanded, Diaz said.

Diaz said her 7-year-old daughter was shaking in terror as she held her 18-month-old daughter in her lap, and she said officers would not allow her to cover up for about 10 minutes — after a woman officer frisked her nude body.

"It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I've ever been through in my life," Diaz told WBZ-TV. "They were loud, vulgar and disgusting in behavior."

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The plague of American authoritarianism

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Authoritarianism in the American collective psyche and in what might be called traditional narratives of historical memory is always viewed as existing elsewhere. Viewed as an alien and demagogic political system, it is primarily understood as a mode of governance associated with the dictatorships in Latin America in the 1970s and, of course, in its most vile extremes, with Hitler's poisonous Nazi rule and Mussolini's fascist state in the 1930s and 1940s. These were and are societies that idealized war, soldiers, nationalism, militarism, political certainty, fallen warriors, racial cleansing, and a dogmatic allegiance to the homeland.[i]


Comment: Sounds familiar:

Education and the media were the propaganda tools of authoritarianism, merging fascist and religious symbols with the language of God, family, and country, and were integral to promoting servility and conformity among the populace. This script is well known to the American public and it has been played out in films, popular culture, museums, the mainstream media, and other cultural apparatuses. Historical memory that posits the threat of the return of an updated authoritarianism turns the potential threat of the return of authoritarianism into dead memory. Hence, any totalitarian mode of governance is now treated as a relic of a sealed past that bears no relationship to the present. The need to retell the story of totalitarianism becomes a frozen lesson in history rather than a narrative necessary to understanding the present.

Comment: Totalitarianism and the police state have already arrived in America and it's not just the overtly crazy Republican presidential candidates that are driving it; the more covert Democrats have been driving it under the Obama regime for the past 8 years. It doesn't look the same as the totalitarianism of the past, but the results are the same: the destruction of freedom, justice, and the concern for the well-being of our fellow humans. With psychopaths in power, the names change, but the contempt for humanity and human decency remains the same. Unfortunately, history appears to be repeating itself and it looks like we're in for a bumpy ride.

For more information on the subject of psychopaths in power, read Political Ponerology:

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USA

We are the government: Tactics for taking down the police state

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The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They're not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government."—John Lennon
Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected officials who dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors, and a court system that serves to maintain order rather than mete out justice, Americans often feel as if they have no voice, no authority and no recourse when it comes to holding government officials accountable and combatting rampant corruption and injustice.

We're impotent in the face of SWAT teams that break down doors and leave toddlers scarred for life. We're helpless to prevent police shootings that leave unarmed citizens dead for no other reason than the police officer involved felt "threatened." We shrug dismissively over the plight of fellow citizens who have their heads cracked, their bodies broken and their rights violated for failing to jump to attention when a police officer issues an order. And we fail to care about the thousands of individuals who have been punished with extreme sentences for nonviolent offenses and are forced to spend their lives as modern-day slaves in bondage to private prisons and the profit-driven corporations they serve.

Make no mistake about it: virtually anything and everything is a crime nowadays (feeding the birds, growing vegetables in your front yard, etc.) to such an extent that if a prosecutor, police officer and judge were so inclined, you could be locked up for any inane reason.

This is tyranny dressed up in the official garb of the police state. It is the self-righteous, heavy-handed arm of the law being used as a decoy to divert your attention to the so-called criminals in your midst (the fisherman who threw back small fish into the ocean, the mother who let her child walk to the playground alone, the pastor holding Bible studies in his backyard) so that you don't focus on the criminal behavior being perpetrated by the government (bribery, cronyism, electoral fraud, slush funds, graft, pork, theft, and on and on).

In the face of such abject injustice, outright corruption and overt inequality, it's hard to feel empowered to believe the average citizen can make a difference. It's hard to persuade anyone to stand against tyranny when all you can promise them as a reward is persecution, prosecution and a one-way trip to the morgue. And when the outcome seems to be a foregone conclusion—the government always wins—it can seem pointless, even foolhardy, to dare to challenge the system. As such, it's far easier to buy into the political process, even though elections amount to nothing of consequence.

There are also those who subscribe to the notion that an armed revolution is the only thing that will save America. These armed resistors are making themselves easy targets and will be the first to be taken down by militarized police who are trained to kill and armed to the teeth with every kind of weapon imaginable, from grenade launchers and sniper rifles to armored vehicles and Black Hawk helicopters.

So how do you not only push back against the police state's bureaucracy, corruption and cruelty but also launch a counterrevolution aimed at reclaiming control over the government using nonviolent means?

Vader

Khaled al Asaad: Tortured and killed by US/Nato proxy forces in Syria

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"I was born here, I will die here." -Dr Asaad
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The 82 year old scholar, and father of eleven, led the excavations and restoration of Palmyra, for 40 years. In 2003, he retired, and spent his retirement being the expert in the Antiquities and Museums Department.
Syrian archaeologist Dr. Khaled al Asaad, Director of Antiquities in Palmyra, was brutally murdered on 18 August 2015, his body tied to a traffic light pole, his severed head between his feet. The rabid proxy army of the imperialist powers so hate science and beauty, that they added to their perversity by keeping his glasses on his head.

He was killed by the takfiri savages who have been funded, armed, and trained by the US, Britain, France, and their rabid underlings in the Levant and the Gulf. A sign affixed to his body listed his crimes as including being a passionate patriot, and member of the Ba'ath Party [since 1954, just a few years after the Syrian people threw out the French occupiers]. One Syrian described his depraved murder as part of an "organized series of crimes against our history to wipe out any connection with our past."

Those words expose the perverse efficiency of cultural genocide: Slaughtering the past, present, and future, simultaneously.

Comment: For futher reading on the US-IS connection check out Is ISIS a creation of the US government? Do large hairy mammals relieve themselves in the woods?

Also: Iraqi commander: Tapped ISIS communications confirm US aid of arms and food


Attention

Global trade in freefall: Container freight rates from Asia to Europe crash 60% in three weeks

Three weeks ago, when we last looked at the collapse in trade along what may be the most trafficked route involving China, i.e., from Asia to Northern Europe, we noted that while that particular shipping freight rate Europe had crashed some 23% on just one week, there was some good news: at least the Baltic Dry index was still inexplicably rising, and at last check it was hovering just above 1,100.

That is no longer the case, and just as with everything else in recent months, the Baltic Dry dead cat bounce is now over, with the BDIY topping out just above 1200 on August 4, and now back in triple digit territory, rapidly sliding back to the reality of recent record lows which a few months ago we suggested hinted that much more is wrong with global trade, and the global economy, than artificially manipulated stock markets would admit.

More importantly, a major source of confusion appears to have been resolved. Recall that as we noted on August 3, "many were wondering how it was possible that with accelerating deterioration across all Chinese asset classes, not to mention the bursting of various asset bubbles, could global shippers demand increasingly higher freight rates, an indication of either a tight transportation market or a jump in commodity demand, neither of which seemed credible. We may have the answer."

Comment: Here is a comment on the article by Mac Salvo at SHTFPlan.com:
For the last several months numerous analysts and researchers have warned that the beginning of the end for will become apparent to the broader public within the second half of 2015. But most people are either not paying attention, or they simply refuse to admit that the purported economic recovery is a sham. While it may appear, based on "official" government statistics, that the jobs market is improving and economic growth continues full steam ahead, the evidence suggests otherwise. In addition to the myriad of problems poised to drive financial markets into crash territory, it is now clear that the global economy is coming to a standstill. Nowhere is this more apparent than in global shipping trade where prices to move goods from one country to another have collapsed quite significantly in just the last three weeks. And we're not talking about a few percentage points here, but rather, a full on 60% drop, which by any standard would qualify as a meltdown, or in Wall Street terms, a total bloodbath.
It isn't just trade which is collapsing. Currencies around the world in emerging market countries have been in serious decline for over six months and global stock markets have taken a serious turn for the worst since China announced their currency devaluations and it is continuing today. Oil and other commodities have also been crashing over the last year or so as well, which helps to confirm that the global trade freefall is indeed real.

Other significant writers such as Bill Holter at Jim Sinclair's Mineset are giving warning to prepare now, if you are able, for what is coming ahead because he predicts the credit system is going to seize up and it might seize up sooner than one might think.





Fire

Huge blaze erupts at steel works plant near Tokyo airport


A massive fire has engulfed a warehouse at a steel plant located near Tokyo's Haneda Airport, sending thick black smoke into the air.

A fire department official confirmed that the heavy smoke was coming from a major fire at the facility which is owned by steelmaking giant Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.


Comment: This is the latest in a spate of recent industrial related explosions and fires. Yesterday near Tokyo there was a large explosion at a US military base, which is reported to have housed petroleum products and ammunition. These follow explosions in east China's Shandong Province at a chemical plant and petrochemical factory, as well as the recent apocalyptic scenes following massive explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin.


Quenelle

California man jailed for dispatching a drone with his t-shirt

The small town of Deer Trail, Colorado made national news in 2013 when they announced the bold proposal of offering residents bounties of $100 for every drone shot down via official drone hunting licenses that would be made available.

The proposal understandably drew the ire of the FAA who stated that those engaging in such activity would be severely penalized.

As Mac Slavo wrote at the time:
Phillip Steel, who authored the original proposal in Deer Trail, Colorado says his ordinance is a "pre-emptive strike" against what he calls a "virtual prison" being created through continued expansion of the surveillance state. (Source)
Despite an initial wave of support for the concept, the small contingent of voters decided overwhelmingly to defeat the measure.

However, the central message went far beyond this tiny community and forced a federal response and wide mainstream news coverage.

Nuke

Ruthless power and deleterious politics: From DDT to Roundup

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The modern controversy over Roundup (glyphosate) and the documentation of its effects on humans, animals and soils, has much in common with that over DDT fifty years ago. In particular, it recapitulates attempts to sideline critics and the ongoing delusion of control of the natural world that informs modern agricultural practices.

Morton Biskind, a physician from Westport, Connecticut, was a courageous man. At the peak of the cold war, in 1953, he complained of maladies afflicting both domestic animals and people for the first time. He concluded that the popular insect poison DDT was the agent of their disease. DDT, he said, was "dangerous for all animal life from insects to mammals."

Comment: Big Ag and the chemical giants have poisoned and destroyed massive amounts of the environment and wildlife all in the name of greed and control. Would they really have us "believe" this?!
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Spotting the next terrorist

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Disguises, threatening moves, say they are "on tour" (so non-specific!), secret foreign sign-language-ish messages, infiltration cover-up via schedule of performances, hiding in plain sight... Ah ha! Terrorists! What else could they be?
You spend your days staring at endless crowds of people, peering into their eyes (figuratively) and tapping into their smartphones (literally), trying to guess which one of them will be the next mass murderer.

You work at a cubicle in a grey government building, employed by one of the intelligence and security agencies charged with spotting the next Parliament Hill shooter, the next Dylann Roof or Anders Breivik, and apprehending them, or changing their course, before they start killing. You have access to extremely confidential information and ever-bigger budgets.

So. How do you spot the terrorist?


Comment: Great. New Rules. Should be effective...unless, of course, the targeted future suspect is duped into being a patsy, fed and nurtured into a new and dangerous belief system and cajoled into suspicious actions, created, documented and apprehended by...the same government agency. This playbill has become common knowledge for anyone awake enough to add 2+2. What's an agency to do if it is more suspect than the suspect? Create another vector to indoctrinate folks to spy on each other and point fingers at their neighbors, family and friends. Sounds historically familiar? Forget your neighbors, look first to your government for the best examples of the covert terror they claim to reveal and thwart. Remember the new rules: its not about what they think...its about what they DO!


Stop

Large explosion reported at U.S. military base in Kanagawa, Japan

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Photos and video footage have emerged showing apparent multiple munitions explosions at a US base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo. There has been no official confirmation of the incident.



Comment: More details from Fox News:
An explosion has been reported at the U.S. military facility in Sagamihara, Japan, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, citing the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation.

Sagamihara is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, which borders Tokyo.

"Fire from the American military base has occurred," the Sagamihara Fire Department said, according to JBC.

The Sagami General Depot houses storage for petroleum products and ammunition.

Video and photos began streaming in from social media shortly after noon (EST), showing a large explosion, several loud booms, sustained flames and billowing smoke rising from a structure. No injuries have been reported.