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The Lawless Society

The release of the Senate's torture report reminds us of the central fact of American society, today. Any semblance of equal justice under the law is now gone from what our leaders claim is the world's leading democracy.

Instead, of a constitutional democracy living under the law. We have a gangster government that fails to enforce the law, but instead prosecutes whistle blowers who make public, violations of it. Here is an off the top of the head list of our continuing and systematic failures to create justice. Read below the fold...

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Who started the fires in Ferguson

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I don't know what to make of this. Could be rumor mongering, or could be real. Judge for yourself.

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What I learned watching Timcast’s reports from Ferguson

First of all the trouble ALWAYS happens after the police separate the reporters from the demonstrators. That is proof of exactly nothing, but it sure is suspicious.

On Sunday night I learned that Tom’s Meat Market, one of the stores that was looted, called the police many times and there was no response.

Last night I learned that when the Quick Trip gas station/market was on fire the police blocked the fire trucks so that they could not put out the fire. The lawyer for Quick Trip maintains that they never called the police. Read below the fold...

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Sliding towards an entirely foreseeable and preventable tragedy

Militias move forward on Texas border, leader's background emerges

The militia groups has set up a "command post" in Von Ormy, about 20 miles south of downtown San Antonio, Davis told KRGV on Tuesday. Von Ormy Mayor Art Martinez de Vara did not immediately return a request for comment.

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The Saudi problem

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Rotating villain watch

Democrat Dianne Feinstein proves an obstacle to Obama’s push for changes at spy agencies

Yeah, because as we all know a Senator has so much more power than a President when it comes to the NSA. Read below the fold...

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What Bezos bought

Jeff Jarvis

Newspapers need to gather "small data" about individual users, such as where they live, work, and what their key interests are, to serve people with greater relevance and value, Jarvis said. "I hope that skill -- building profiles and using them to improve relevance -- is the first that Bezos brings to the Post."

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Just Because They Can . . .

A commenter at DailyKos on my previous post on drawing the line in identifying whistle blowers said, among other things:

What I really find interesting is that Greenwald isn't even allegeding any wrong doing or illegal activity, just that the NSA 'has the capability' well no shit sherlock the government could do lots of things that doesn't mean it does or will.

I gave the following answer to that claim. Read below the fold...

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Tweet of the Day

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Tweet of the Day

Boston Bombing News from CS Monitor & McClatchy

Jonathan Landay of McClatchy:

The peace of a historic and festive event was shattered Monday when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old, and injuring at least 130 more.

The near-simultaneous blasts shattered windows and sent runners and onlookers fleeing through curtains of thick gray smoke. Police and emergency personnel rushed to aid casualties lying on the blood-stained pavement.

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Now I know how Russians felt

U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

(Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

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