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"You can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him."

"You can’t just give a kid a packet and expect him to learn."

1. The U.S. Department of the Treasury poisoned alcohol during Prohibition — and people died.

2. The U.S. Public Health Service lied about treating black men with syphilis for more than 40 years.

3. More than 100 million Americans received a polio vaccine contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing virus.

4. Parts of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which led to U.S. intervention in Vietnam, never happened.

5. Military leaders reportedly planned terrorist attacks in the U.S. to drum up support for a war against Cuba.

6. The government tested the effects of LSD on unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens.

7. In 1974, the CIA secretly resurfaced a sunken Soviet submarine with three nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.

8. The U.S. government sold weapons to Iran, violating an embargo, and used the money to support Nicaraguan militants.

9. A public relations firm organized congressional testimony that propelled U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf War.

War is not fucking cool. Stop glorifying it. There is nothing romantic about people killing each other. There is nothing heroic about bombs and tanks and fighter jets - it all represents money stolen from people, and people’s sons and daughters sent to kill people they’ve never met and never had a problem with, all because the people stealing the money said so. Stop.

still-thinking-one said:

Can you explain how California is a Commie or Nanny state?

  1. California leads the U.S. states with $778 billion in state debt, mostly as a result of the state’s $584 billion unfunded public pension liability.
  2. California citizens regularly vote to expand government beneficiary programs.
  3. A Californian city council called one Vietnamese business owner’s factory a “public nuisance” and sought to shut him down.
  4. Dianne Feinstein
  5. L.A.’s Terrible Streets Are Because of Bad Management, Not Lack of Money
  6. A Southern California couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from the city of Glendora warning that they could face fines if they don’t get their brown lawn green again.

  7. the LAPD
  8. California Assembly Bill 2201 — Almost every male between 18 and 26 years old who applies for a driver’s license or for a renewal at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would be automatically registered with the federal Selective Service System (SSS)
  9. CA state correctional facilities found guilty of illegal sterilizations of female inmates
  10. Police corruption
  11. More police corruption
  12. So many fucking taxes
  13. Drives business away
  14. Senator Yee, extreme anti-gun Democrat from California gets picked up on corruption charges and then a sworn affidavit comes out about his alleged involvement in gun trafficking
  15. Seriously unshakeable police corruption
  16. LAPD Cops Sabotaged Equipment Installed to Monitor Them

So for those keeping score at home, California is second worst in tax burden, second worst in economic freedom, fourth worst in personal freedom, worst in regulatory freedomworst in civil liberties, worst in “nanny” lawsfifth worst in liability lawssecond worst in occupational licensing, worst in labor and occupational freedomthird worst in property freedom, has the strictest gun control, and has by far the heaviest debt burden (more than double the second worst state). Oh, and cost of living is among the highest in the country, especially in L.A. and San Francisco

How can a corporation be regulated by a government that is funded and controlled by corporations? How can there be accountability for the people who see profit margins above the lives of Americans, above the lives of people in other countries. We have taken the Soul out of ourselves and placed them inside Machines. My words, of course, will be marginalized and demonized in typical fashion; any time you dare to question the power structure, they say, “you hate America.” No. I love this country. I see its beauty every day in its people. And I love it a lot more than those that have abandoned the American worker…those that attempt to make excuses for every atrocity committed in the name of supposed freedom. Those who demand accountability from everyone and offer none themselves..Who favor contracts over lives. Who favor invasion and control over organic democracy. The greatest flaw that any person has is to think they are smarter than everyone else.
—  Immortal Technique (Felipe Coronel), “Ultimas Palabras”