Tagged: drug war

Drug War Birthday

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This 19. June 2012 show was broadcast from the Sunshine State Studio  on the No Agenda Stream.

Specifically we looked at the celebratory anniversary of the drug war, the legalization of ecstasy, the creeps at the TSA, freedom of speech and Frank Zappa, Jesse Ventura and gangs in government, Wage the dog in Syria, Drone Nation and much more.

SHOWNOTES

LEGALIZE IT

“CIA are drug smugglers.” – Federal Judge Bonner, head of DEA youtube.com
Penn Jillette & Gary Johnson Lament NY’s Marijuana Decriminalization Doesn’t Go Far Enough. mediaite.com
Ethan Nadelmann: Obama’s Hypocritical War on Marijuana. huffingtonpost.com
R.I. Gov. Chafee signs into law decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana / Poll. news.providencejournal.com
Should Ecstasy Be Legalized? “Harm Reduction” (Harm From Drug War Profiteers) youtube.com
President Obama smoked pot in high school. Why is he against legalizing marijuana? csmonitor.com

THE POLICE STATE

Ottawa airport wired with microphones as Border Services prepares to record travellers’ conversations. ottawacitizen.com
TSA Testing Scandal Uncovered At Philadelphia International Airport | CBS Philly. philadelphia.cbslocal.com
Foreign Troops Training In Tampa for GOP Convention Take Over? youtube.com
FBI Terror Plot: How the Government Is Destroying the Lives of Innocent People. alternet.org
6 Government Surveillance Programs Designed to Watch What You Do Online. alternet.org
American student forced to cross Mexican border on foot after mistakenly being put on ‘No-Fly’ list losangeles.cbslocal.com
Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will nytimes.com
Propaganda firm owner ran smear campaign against USA TODAY journalists. usatoday.com
REVEALED: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you. dailymail.co.uk
WH leaks for propaganda film. salon.com
Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At TSA« CBS Philly. philadelphia.cbslocal.com
Students will be tracked via chips in IDs. mysanantonio.com
Gitmo Nation Jewelry: Electronic monitors provide another tool for police. charlotteobserver.com

THE EUROPEAN DEBT UNION

Greek election is euro versus drachma, Samaras says. bbc.co.uk
Police agree to £10,000 compensation payout to builder arrested for taking photograph of bank doorway. dailymail.co.uk
UKIP Nigel Farage Von Rumpoy’s Done a Runner! – June 17th 2012 – youtube.com
Theresa May: we’ll stop migrants if euro collapses. telegraph.co.uk
Bloom Exposes Financial Transaction Tax Scam & Central Banking Crooks youtube.com
Nigel Farage: Incoherent Euro policy shows fatal weakness at the heart of government. dailymail.co.uk
Madrid lance un appel à l’aide européenne pour ses banques france24.com
Van Rompuy to draft plan for deeper economic union. euobserver.com
Euro zone agrees to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros. reuters.com
UK actively debating a European referendum, leaning towards a NO vote youtube.com
Small Irish towns begin shunning Euros and turning to old “Punt” currency youtube.com
Anger over Lagarde’s tax-free salary independent.co.uk

THE INVASION OF PERSIA

44 Senators, including many Democrats, sign AIPAC letter to Obama against Iran negotiations. mondoweiss.net
Iran has enough uranium for 5 bombs: so-called “expert” news.yahoo.com
BBC – Adam Curtis Blog: HOW TO KILL A RATIONAL PEASANT. bbc.co.uk
Blair urged by Murdoch to rush into Iraq war youtube.com
Colin Powell regrets U.N. speech justifying the Iraq invasion. rawstory.com

WAG THE SYRIAN DOG

CIA, MI6 Orchestrating massacres in Syria: Analyst. presstv.ir
2nd British occupation since WWII? Foreign Secretary Hague “can’t rule out” sending troops to Syria dailymail.co.uk
Establishment New York Times says Wired Magazine’s Danger Room “cooperates” with the Pentagon on stories. More PSYOPs? mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com
Syria’s ‘Ghost’ killers: Steroid-mad thugs who keep tyrant al-Assad’s murderous regime in power mirror.co.uk
BBC News Propaganda uses ‘Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre’. telegraph.co.uk
Al-Qaida affiliates operating in Syria, says William Hague. guardian.co.uk

DRONE NATION

The Age Of Drones: Military May Be Using Drones In US To Help Police losangeles.cbslocal.com
U.S. Proposes Arming 6 of Italy’s Reaper Drones. nytimes.com
Gov.: Drones over Va. ‘great'; cites battlefield success wtop.com
The Questionable Past of the Man Who Decides Who U.S. Drones Will Kill theatlantic.com
Joggobot, the companion drone that follows you while you run forbes.com
Local Governments Have the Power to Restrict Drone Surveillance in the US. eff.org
Border agency overextended on drone program washingtontimes.com
Military drone mistaken for ‘UFO’ along DC highways myfoxdc.com
Where Is The Outrage? – Judge Andrew Napolitano on Drones townhall.com
US Needs Another 600 Humans to Fly Its Robot Planes. wired.com
Whole World Disapproves U.S. Drone Assassinations Except Americans youtube.com

THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

US special forces ‘parachuted into North Korea’. telegraph.co.uk
Military mini-shuttle returns from top secret mission youtube.com
Perks of Empire: Microsoft appoints first official Iraq distributor. google.com
BP Announces that Venezuela Now Have the Largest Oil Reserves in the World. oilprice.com
“Our Military Has Turned Into Contract For Hire Killers” Jesse Ventura Interview youtube.com

THE RULE OF THE BANKSTERS

Senators hope to end Federal Reserve’s conflicts of interest. rawstory.com
U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show. news.cnet.com
The Geography of Government Benefits nytimes.com
Paul Krugman and Voodoo economics on the BCC bbc.co.uk
Adam Kokesh debates Webster Tarpley at Occupy Bilderberg 2012 youtube.com
Frank Zappa on Crossfire in 1986, dispelling the myths of censorship youtube.com
Megaupload Wins Crucial Evidence Disclosure Battle With US Govt. torrentfreak.com
Alberta Opposition Leader Danielle Smith attacks premier’s attendance at Bilderberg conference. calgaryherald.com

Another Police Drug Raid, Another Innocent Life Lost

Yet another example of police brutality has been released to the public.

In a September 16th, 2010 drug raid in Utah, Police stormed the home of Todd Blair, 45, in full combat gear and assault weapons and shot and killed him in less than three seconds. The video is seen below:

Once the raid was completed and the “suspect’s” body was wheeled out to the county morgue, the police were only able to find a small amount of marijuana on the premises. Another innocent human being was shot and killed because he possessed a natural plant.

This follows two themes often covered by Liberty In Exile, that being the militarization of local police forces by federal government grants, and the escalation of the drug war on American citizens. On the last show, the purchase of predator drones in Miami, Florida was covered, facilitated by money funneled to local districts by the Department of Homeland Security. Multiple reports are gathered every week on drug raids in the United States of America, all undertaken in full military-commando gear with assault weapons lugged about and lives, whether human beings or animals, being taken unjustly.

What is the role of the police in our society?

Is it to raid the homes of peaceful individuals who are making private decisions which only affect themselves?

Or is it to quell the freedoms and liberties enshrined and guaranteed by the founding documents of this country?