A far better use of drones than killing human beings…

…A far better use of drones than killing human beings…

New Company Wants To Plant One Billion Trees Per Year Using Drones!

04-28-2015  •  http://www.trueactivist.com A new company is hoping to reverse deforestation by using drones to plant trees. The company, BioCarbon Engineering, plans to disperse seedlings using drones, which could plant up to one billion trees per year. 

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moot question as corporate controls our Congre$$ and they favor “cyber” cops/drones what do you think…?

…A moot question as corporate controls our Congre$$ and they favor “cyber” cops/drones what do you think…?

Will new laws give federal cybercops too much power?

04-29-2015  •  http://popularliberty.com, By JennyWren  Critics say the bills are about surveillance not security

Robo Cops Coming to Dubai
04-29-2015  •  popularliberty.com
In the next two years robots will be used to bolster police forces patrolling malls and other public areas.

 

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IF… accurate and authentic this is very revealing and suggestive of a paradigm change…

…IF… accurate and authentic this is very revealing and suggestive of a paradigm change…

Fishwrap: Just 2% of younger Americans trust media to ‘do the right thing’

04-29-2015  •  washingtonexaminer.com, By Paul Bedard The media limps in dead last among institutions younger voters trust to "do the right thing," according to a new and massive Harvard University survey.

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We agreed to allow the “Supreme$” to saddle us with “W” Bush…Cheney…Rumsfeld…Wolfowitz …McCain… Halliburton…and…what…we now wonder how we have corporate owned law enforcement in America…?

…We agreed to allow the “Supreme$” to saddle us with “W” Bush…Cheney…Rumsfeld…Wolfowitz …McCain… Halliburton…and…what…we now wonder how we have corporate owned law enforcement in America…?

 

The Rise of Privatized Policing: How Crisis Capitalism Created Crisis Cops

 

The ranks of privatized police forces in the United States have swelled since the September 11, 2001, attacks, now dwarfing the public sector. With more private security guards than public police officers, what are the consequences for safety and accountability?  Read the Article

 

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All lies in the final analysis depend upon definition … you define … you control…

clip_image001…All lies in the final analysis depend upon definition … you define … you control…

Big Banks Claim Reform Will Hurt the Economy. Here’s Why That’s Bullsh*t.

By Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet    If we don’t fix this house of cards, it will fall on us again. READ MORE»

 

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Another in what is fast becoming a long line of mockery to America’s” … We hold these truths to be self-evident

…Another in what is fast becoming a long line of mockery to America’s” … We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”White” America still pursues the path of prejudice & hate…

 

Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released–But Denied Social Security After Life In Prison

As they are released, another injustice surfaces.

By Frederick Lowe / New American MediaApril 24, 2015… http://www.alternet.org/tortured-jailed-black-seniors-released-denied-social-security-after-life-prison?akid=13039.23062.ur66yG&rd=1&src=newsletter1035438&t=19

 

In an unprecedented move, Chicago officials have agreed to pay $5.5 million in reparations to black men, who spent decades in prison after police tortured them into confessing to crimes they didn’t commit.

Although each man could receive as much as $100,000 before taxes, the settlement points to another major financial roadblock that a corrupt and racist police, prosecutorial and judicial system drops in the path of black men who have been wrongfully convicted.

Loss of Youth–and Social Security

As a result of their arrests, convictions and decades behind bars beginning at young ages, wrongfully convicted men spent their most-productive years in prison. They were prevented from working at jobs that provided pensions and that paid into the Social Security benefits system for their retirement beginning as early as age 62.

Their loss of youth and income in this instance was caused by now disgraced former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his subordinates.

Burge and his so-called midnight crew tortured 120 African-American men between 1972 and 1991, using electric shock, mock executions, suffocation and beatings.

The police department finally fired Burge in 1993. He was convicted of perjury in 2010 for lying about having tortured accused men, but not about torture itself because the statute of limitations had expired.

A judge sentenced Burge, former commander of Area 2 and Area 3 on the mostly African American South and West Sides to 4½ years in prison. He was released last October.

During a Finance Committee hearing on April 14 at Chicago City Hall, Stephen R. Patton, Chicago’s Corporation Counsel, said many of them are now seniors. Patton, who oversees civil claims against the city, was a key participant in the deal to pay the men reparations.

The Corporation Counsel’s spokesman said the government department did not have exact demographic data, such as ages, on all the men who would be eligible to receive reparations.

Although the reparations checks will provide a one-time income bump for men who literally have had nothing for decades, that money could quickly run out so they will need a monthly source of regular funds to pay rent, buy food, gas, ride the bus or just to see a movie.

 

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article “prime” example” of selective reporting and disclosure as it is our Congress which saddled USPO with the “additional” cost of operating … want to know why …. Ask Congre$$

clip_image002…This article “prime” example” of selective reporting and disclosure  as it is our Congress which saddled USPO with the “additional” cost of operating … want to know why …. Ask Congre$$…

 

It’s not just you: Letters really are taking longer to get delivered

The U.S. mail is slowing down.    In January, the Postal Service eliminated overnight delivery for local first-class letters that used to arrive the next day. Anywhere from 20 percent to half of the rest of the first-class mail sent every day now takes an extra day of delivery time.

Service standards have been relaxing since 2012, when the volume of first-class overnight mail decreased and that of two-and three-day mail grew. The changes are a response to declining mail volume and the resulting excess capacity in processing plants, and they’ve allowed the financially strapped Postal Service to save $865 million with the closure of a first round of 150 plants and another $750 million by shuttering 82 more starting in January.

The Postal Service calls the delivery changes “Network Rationalization.” To limit the damage for customers and mailers, officials have downplayed the longer delivery times. Asked about the plant closings in January in a speech at the National Press Club a few weeks before his retirement, former postmaster general Patrick Donahoe said that consolidating mail operations into fewer plants would save money and increase efficiency.

“When is the last time you got a piece of mail that had a stamp on it?” Donahoe told reporters. “This whole change represents at most 4 percent of the mail. We think it’s closer to about 2.5 percent. So you can’t hold an entire system hostage and continue to run up debt and continue to avoid making investments over 2 percent to 4 percent of the mail.”

A USPS fact sheet about the new standards, however, says they are affecting up to 16 percent of first-class mail, which is a lot more than Donahoe said. Others, from unions to members of Congress representing rural areas, say the number is much higher. There are many anecdotal reports of delays.

The first round of plant closings did not delay delivery times dramatically, since those plants were situated relatively close together. But the second, more recent round of closings is reverberating more, as trucks drive longer distances to more distant plants to pick up and deliver mail before it goes to local post offices.

 

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