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Posted by woo me with science | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:07 PM (0 replies)

Important chart. Thank you.

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:58 PM (0 replies)

+1 Try finding pics of Occupy police violence now. Or doing a search on DU on torture policy or

the police state, in particular.

Q: Who defends torture and calls torturers, "patriots"?

A: Those complicit in torture and defending it. And there is great complicity across our corporate and MIC-owned government now.

Note how many of these discussions are now missing from DU. I had to go looking for many of the original sources online. This is why it's important to title articles with the actual titles of the sources...

Pres. Obama Never Rescinded Bush Memo On Torture- Still Part of Military Interrogation Doctrine

Obama Justice Department indicts ex-CIA agent for exposing torture

Obama has stated flat out the USA does not Torture, BUT does it ...
(original discussion missing)

Obama's Torture Problem (Cover-up of torture at Guantanamo and CIA black sites)
(original discussion missing)

Fellow Nobel Peace Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Your Job to Repair

Obama's Torture Bind (Torture, CIA "black sites"
(original discussion missing)

What Is Obama Doing At Bagram? (Part One): Torture Under the Obama Administration

Target of Obama-era rendition alleges torture
(original discussion missing)

The ACLU on Obama and Core Liberties
(original discussion missing)

Or this topic:

Obedience is conditioned into us early now by our corporate State.

Quite a few (seven, I think) of these links don't work anymore. For one of them, I was able to find an alternate link. I put them here anyway so you can see the titles of the missing OP's. With the exception of torture policies under Obama, I can't remember ever finding so many broken links on DU for a single topic.

This isn't about safety, it's about obedience

Excessive Loyalty and Obedience to Malevolent Authority

The stench of fascism

Is obedience the only way to avoid police brutality?

Either you are a rebel or a slave---Choose---But choose fast .

OBEY. - I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't

Submissiveness required by zero tolerance, no excuses (Corporate Education)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/11249559 http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025714928

Seven years of silence, chanting, and obedience: Argosy Collegiate Charter School

Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control ...

With little fanfare, the TSA has expanded to sporting events, music ...

Noam Chomsky: How the Young Are Indoctrinated to Obey

Submissiveness required by zero tolerance, no excuses.

Students Terrorized as Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

'I don't want to go to Disney World anymore': Parents' fury as TSA agents detain their crying, wheelchair-bound daughter

Police set up roadblocks to 'voluntarily' collect DNA, blood

The President decides. TSA groping will continue ...

Civil liberties disappear in the 2012 Democratic platform.

TSA detains woman for "attitude"

Pennsylvania street checkpoint asks drivers for mouth swabs

The National Security State: Cultivating a Culture of Fear and Obedience



Posted by woo me with science | Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:57 PM (0 replies)

+100000 Which illustrates how cynical and empty and manipulative the Third Way exhortations

and claims to especially care about "civil rights" really are.

My favorite recent example is the swarm response I received when I had the audacity to suggest in a thread about Ferguson that the protests by Ferguson residents should yield some ACTUAL POLICY CHANGES.

You would have thought I committed a mortal sin for bringing up the fact that this corporate administration has been complicit in the militarization of police and other policies, such as privatization of prisons, that actively *grow* exploitative communities like Ferguson.

For merely suggesting that protesters demand an end to the federal militarization programs. I was met with one of the most over-the-top, sustained, hyperbolic, and vitriolic defensive swarms that I have ever seen from the corporate posting crew here. I was even accused of not caring about RACISM because of suggesting that the protesters might actually have policy demands that might involve the Obama administration. It would have been amusing if the political motive behind it weren't so transparent and ugly. And the cherry on top was that, AFTER all these accusations were leveled against me, the Ferguson protesters *themselves* came out the very next day, demanding exactly what I had suggested.

The MO of corporate Third Way propaganda is to give lip service to the disempowerment of minority groups while DEFENDING THE MALIGNANT POLICIES THAT SUSTAIN IT and attacking those who would implicate Third Way politicians in its perpetuation and escalation.

The corporate corruption of this nation will never end as long as we yield to the bullying to refrain from holding politicians accountable just because they wear a certain team color. Dividing us by team color is a tactic and a tool by corporatists and their propaganda machines to keep us powerless in the face of what is being done to us all.

Policies that concentrate wealth in the hands of a tiny elite, while dismantling democratic protections of the masses, have NEVER resulted in empowerment of or increases in civil rights for vulnerable groups. Never in history, and not now. See my extensive links elsewhere in this thread documenting the REAL consequences of neoliberal policies on women and minority groups.

That is why the lies of neoliberals are so dangerous.

Posted by woo me with science | Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:20 PM (2 replies)

Corporatism makes a mockery of democracy and transfer of power.

Corporatism is the ruling elite's answer to the problem of democracy replacing monarchy.

Democratic government was supposed to solve the problem of monarchy: the hoarding of wealth by a ruling elite over generations.

The goal of corporatism is to grow/transfer/redirect and SUSTAIN the wealth of this nation in the hands of a tiny, privileged elite, notwithstanding the propagandized illusion of democracy and transfer of power. It is the equivalent of monarchy, just wearing a slick democracy costume.

The Clintons and the Bushes are not the ruling elite, but they have close ties to it and are/will be handsomely rewarded for their service to it. They are not the dynasty itself (Think Rockefellers, Rothschilds...), but the corrupt, purchased political product of it; if we don't get a Clinton or a Bush, we get an Obama or a Romney. As long as our government is purchased by this fraction of the One Percent, there will always be more corrupt corporate-political puppets being groomed and waiting in the wings.

For their service in entrenching, legalizing, sustaining, and growing this monied corruption at the expense of the 99 percent, they and their children will never have to worry about anything for the rest of their lives.

Posted by woo me with science | Sun Mar 29, 2015, 12:21 PM (4 replies)

This administration has aggressively EXPANDED police militarization and shows no signs

of reversing that course, all slick rhetoric about body cameras and pretty intentions aside.

Huge K&R. Thank you for this important OP.

You are right. What we need is for the militarization programs to be ended.

We need a public, national database on police violence toward citizens.

And we need relentless attention from the DOJ to cases of police violence until this garbage stops.

But we are already receiving relentless messaging that we have no right to expect or demand actual reversal of the militarization. Cameras on the militarized police is the ONLY bone that has even been mentioned, and we were expected to cheer in delight at that empty concession by our corporate masters.

The militarization of our police is federally driven, bipartisan, and as much a part of the growing police state as the mass surveillance, prison industrial complex, and assaults on journalism, other political protesters, and whistleblowers.

The occasional pretty, empty rhetoric being offered is not a first step to anything. This administration has vastly expanded the obscene militarization of our police forces. That obscene militarization continues, to the point that we now regularly see photos in our newspapers that look like something out of Afghanistan. There is ZERO sign on the horizon that actually REVERSING a vicious, malignant policy is even being considered.

The Obama administration's escalation of police militarization

It's almost certain that if the police agencies cooperate, the ACLU will find that the militarization trend has accelerated since Kraska's studies more than a decade ago. All of the policies, incentives and funding mechanisms that were driving the trend then are still in effect now. And most of them have grown in size and scope.

The George W. Bush administration actually began scaling down the Byrne and COPS programs in the early 2000s, part of a general strategy of leaving law enforcement to states and localities. But the Obama administration has since resurrected both programs. The Byrne program got a $2 billion surge in funding as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, by far the largest budget in the program's 25-year history. Obama also gave the COPS program $1.55 billion that same year, a 250 percent increase over its 2008 budget, and again the largest budget in the program's history. Vice President Joe Biden had championed both programs during his time in the Senate.

The Pentagon's 1033 program has also exploded under Obama. In the program's monthly newsletter (Motto: "From Warfighter to Crimefighter", its director announced in October 2011 that his office had given away a record $500 million in military gear in fiscal year 2011, which he noted, "passes the previous mark by several hundred million dollars." He added, "I believe we can exceed that in FY 12.”

Then there are the Department of Homeland Security's anti-terrorism grants. The Center for Investigative Reporting found in a 2011 investigation that since 2001, DHS has given out more than $34 billion in grants to police departments across the country, many of which have been used to purchase military-grade guns, tanks, armor, and armored personnel carriers. The grants have gone to such unlikely terrorism targets as Fargo, N.D.; Canyon County, Idaho; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

What we need is for the militarization programs to be ended.

We need a public, national database on police violence toward citizens.

And we need relentless attention from the DOJ to cases of police violence until this garbage stops.

But we are expected to cheer, because now there may be cameras on the officers in our militarized police state. We are to accept that the militarization itself is an acceptable "new normal."

This is textbook MO of our new corporate-ruled government. Implement unconscionable new authoritarian policy...then make some small concession that preserves the bulk of the new abuses, and seek adulation for that. You will know the corporate Third Way by their absolute refusal to entertain the possibility that the abuses should actually be reversed. You will know them by the incessant, malignant propaganda messaging that teaches us always to accept the "new normal," no matter how unconscionable it may be.

Militarized police, prison industrial complexes, impoverished communities, mass surveillance....They are all part of the new normal, the corporate police state being constructed around us.

We have to insist on reversal of the militarization itself. Our corporate government will never yield more than we demand.

We must not accept our militarized police forces as an acceptable "new normal" in the United States of America. Corporatists have no right to do this to us and to our country.


Posted by woo me with science | Sat Mar 28, 2015, 07:19 AM (3 replies)

Good god.

1. I will grant you that Barack and Hillary BOTH love the TPP. They are two Third Way peas in a pod that way. However, it is flat out disingenuous to try to deny Hillary's major role in drafting this piece of predatory shit:

Hillary Clinton's leading role in drafting the TPP

2. That's almost as absurd as trying to suggest that she does not run to the right even of Obama on warmongering policy:

The Warmongering Record of Hillary Clinton "I urged him to bomb..."

Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy 'failure'; strongly defends Israel

Hillary defends Israel on Gaza carpet bombing

Hillary tacks right of Obama on foreign policy.

Dissecting Hillary Clinton's Neocon Talking Points - Atlantic Interview

NYTimes notices Hillary's natural affinity toward the neocons.

Hillary Clinton, the unrepentant hawk

Hillary Clinton Praises George W. Bush and the Art of Compromise

Hillary Clinton's role in right-wing Honduran coup and aftermath

Hillary Clinton's Horrifying Iraq War Vote Still Matters.

Secret recordings show US military and a Democratic congressman distrusted Hillary Clinton on Libya (lying, manipulating intelligence)

Hillary Clinton Blasts ‘Unfair’ World Reaction Over Gaza, Cites Anti-Semitism As Factor

Obama didn't go as far as Hillary now says she wanted to go in smashing Syria

Hand in Hand With Kissinger: A Review of Hillary Clinton’s Review

Hillary Clinton Serves Us KISSINGER KOOL-AID

MJ - Hillary Clinton Praises a Guy With Lots of Blood on His Hands

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 11:19 PM (0 replies)

Hillary's assaults on American jobs and wages extend even beyond the vicious TPP.

[font color=red]Do not engage Third Way attempts at deflection:
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[font size=3]The nonpartisan Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has already concluded that Hillary's TPP will be a vicious assault on the jobs and wages of the vast majority of American workers. Fully NINETY PERCENT of American workers will see a pay cut as a result of this axe to the throat of the American worker, and that is not even counting the jobs that will be lost altogether.

But Hillary is not even stopping there. She is also pushing for predatory increases in H1B visas that take jobs from Americans:

Hillary pushes for increases in H1B visas and outsourcing.

Reject Third Way lies. Watch the policies, not the pretty rhetoric.

This is the stunning level of corruption and dishonesty we have come to expect from corporate politicians like Hillary, who LIE TO OUR FACES claiming to care about income inequality while simultaneously supporting and even AUTHORING major policies that take a sledgehammer to American jobs, wages, and futures.
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Do not engage Third Way deflection, diversion, and propaganda:
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Posted by woo me with science | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 09:03 PM (2 replies)

+100000 Hillary=More Third Way predatory policies

Thank you. Watch the actual policies they support, not the pretty rhetoric.

Nothing is more important than stopping Hillary or any other Third Way corporatist in a Democrat suit from being shoved down our throats as the Democratic nominee in 2016.

Corporate Republicans and the corporate Third Way are not just another flavor of politician within an essentially functioning representative government. They are building perpetual war, a police and surveillance state, and using our own laws and intelligence agencies to empower corporations over the will of the American people to dismantle democracy itself.

Hillary Clinton's leading role in drafting the TPP

Hillary Clinton and Trade Deals: That “Giant Sucking Sound”

Hillary Clinton Cheerleads for Biotech and GMOs

Dissecting Hillary Clinton's Neocon Talking Points - Atlantic Interview

NYTimes notices Hillary's natural affinity toward the neocons.

Hillary Clinton, the unrepentant hawk

More from Hillary Clinton's State Department: The fascistic TISA (Trade in Services Agreement)

How Hillary Clinton's State Department sold fracking to the world

Hillary Clinton Sides with NSA over Snowden Disclosures

On the NSA, Hillary Clinton Is Either a Fool or a Liar

Corporate Warfare: Hillary Clinton admits role in Honduran coup aftermath

The Bill and Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash

Hillary's Privatization Plan: TISA kept more secret than the TPP

Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy 'failure'; strongly defends Israel

Some of Hillary Clinton's statements on Social Security.


Ring of Fire: Hillary Clinton - The Perfect Republican Candidate

How Americans Need Answers From Hillary Clinton On TPP, KXL, Wall St & More

Hillary Clinton Left Out By Liberal Donor Club

Why Wall Street Loves Hillary

Hillary Clinton: Neocon-lite

Interactive graphic of Hillary Clinton's connections to the Forbes top 400 (Follow link in post)

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 08:25 PM (1 replies)

Center for Economic Policy Research: Hillary's TPP will cut wages of 90% of American workers.

[font size=3]Spare the insulting, lying Third Way rhetoric, Hillary. Your predatory TPP will slash jobs and cut wages. [/font size]

[font size=3]Hillary's TPP will mean a pay cut for 90 percent of American workers.
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The verdict is in: most U.S. workers would see wage losses as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping U.S. "free trade" deal under negotiation with 11 Pacific Rim countries. That's the conclusion of a report just released by the non-partisan Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

One cannot simultaneously want the TPP and economic justice for the 99%

One cannot simultaneously want the TPP and economic justice for the 99% [View all]

They are violently mutually exclusive.

They absolutely know it's awful for the already-eviscerated 99%, otherwise they wouldn't hide behind an unprecedented veil of secrecy. They are sociopaths.

Wake up! We are being disembowled by sick, sick people. If we don't fight back, and quick, we will be dinner.

Hillary Clinton's leading role in drafting the TPP

Hillary Clinton and Trade Deals: That “Giant Sucking Sound”

[font size=3]No more Third Way corporatists and warmongers, period. We need a real Democrat this time.

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Posted by woo me with science | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 08:08 PM (4 replies)
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