Lionel Nation Video on Trump’s Reversing 1033 Program Militarizing and Weaponizing Police

Though I don’t agree with Lionel on a number of other issues, his breakdown of the developing police state and the reasons for it is pretty spot on.

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Trump Authorizes Military Hardware Transfer to Local Police Forces

from Sputnik International

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Monday to officially revoke prohibitions imposed by his predecessor on the transfer of surplus military equipment to state and local police forces.

“Executive Order 13688 of January 16, 2015 (Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition), is hereby revoked,” Trump’s order said.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier that Trump would sign the executive order reversing former President Barack Obama’s restrictions on the transfer of armored vehicles, large caliber weapons, grenade launchers and other military equipment to police forces…

The Department of Defense program to provide surplus military gear to local police departments began in 1990… (under Bush I, continued under Slick Willie the Neoliberal, then by Bush II (Cheney’s boy) and by President Peace Prize until things got too hot)

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Exaggerating Harvey: Why Disaster Capitalists Say It’s a “500 Year Storm”

UPDATE: To my point… the author of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein, has gone on Democracy NOW! to talk about hurricane Harvey. You think she talked about all the disaster capitalism that was practiced in the wake of Katrina and Haiti and all the rest trying to warn folks we have to be concerned about that? No. She says it’s WRONG to NOT POLITICIZE tragedies like Harvey and why all the media SHOULD be USING THE MOMENT to talk about… GLOBAL WARMING (boo). Yep. She says no one is saying GLOBAL WARMING (boo) CAUSED Harvey, but she is talking a bunch of gobbly gook about how it is the “accelerant” that made it worse. She says the oil industry is an “accelerant”, poverty is an “accelerant”, racism is an “accelerant”.

But she uttered not a word on the technocrats who are moving in as we speak looking to profit from the chaos and ironically, she herself was literally saying folks should USE this moment to advance their cause of GLOBAL WARMING (BOO)… heck, kind of like she herself is a neoliberal technocrat (did you guys know just how financially invested Goldman Sachs is in GLOBAL WARMING (BOO)?)

In no way is this intended to diminish the suffering of the people effected by hurricane Harvey but I have to remind folks and warn them of the vultures who look to profit from every crisis in the wake of such events and the larger the crisis, the greater the profit.

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