another week closer to the eschaton…

To Change the Country, We Just Might Have to Change Ourselves – which is why it’s never gonna’ happen… just sayin’…

Urge the Senate to Oppose Indefinite Military Detention – the U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge.

When they took the fourth amendment,
    I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs.
When they took the sixth amendment,
    I was quiet because I was innocent.
When they took the second amendment,
    I was quiet because I didn’t own a gun.
Now they’ve taken the first amendment,
    and I can say nothing about it.

Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan – i wonder what their parents are thankful for…

Occupy Peace – Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children… This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. — Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

Occupy Language: the struggle over meaning – my impression is that it will be a lot easier to convince those who don’t want to change with language that is meaningful and consistent. at this point, i don’t see a lot of that happening.

The Use of Pepper Spray On Peaceful Protesters Is Illegal … And Can Seriously Injure Or Kill – just in case anybody had any doubts. however, whatever you believe, According to a UC Police Captain, linking arms to form a human chain is an act of violence – just in case anybody had any doubts…

Who Wasted $13m on Occupy Protests? – hint: it wasn’t the 99%…

Disabled Man Tasered To Death For Falling Off Bike – police are now trained that “pain compliance,” a euphemism for torture, is acceptable in apprehending anyone even if that person poses no physical danger.
also, Cop Arrests Five Year Old for Acting Out in School and 5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer – 😮

Fort Worth Man Gets 80 Years For Buying A Hot Dog With Fake Money – the people who caused the economic collapse, however, get bonuses with real money, as everybody else has to put up with no heat and not enough food.

Federal agents shut 88-year-old man’s business, because his product is being used by meth labs – federal and state drug enforcement agents are coming down hard on a humble homemade solution, which helps backpackers purify water…

Vancouver Mayors Say Legalize Marijuana – that’s good, but vancouver is one place in a large variety of places that, illogically, don’t want cannabis legalised, so it probably won’t happen any time soon… 😐