The Stimulator: Riot 2010! Part 1

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stimulator | January 02, 2011

This week:

1. Olympic Resistance in Vancouver
2. RBC gets torched
3. They few, we many
4. Talkin’ bout a revolution
5. Matthew Morgan-Brown speaks to subMedia

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Pentagon And NATO Apply Afghanistan-Pakistan War Model To Africa by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
January 2, 2011

The New Year began with three North Atlantic Treaty Organization soldiers killed in Afghanistan and 20 people, all portrayed as militants, killed in four American missile strikes in northwest Pakistan. The third drone missile attack killed four people attempting to rescue and remove the bodies of the victims of the first, a technique used by the U.S. and NATO in their war against Yugoslavia in 1999.

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New Year, New Mindset: The 25% Solution by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 2, 2011

Build a Peace Economy!

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We need to all shift our consciousness away from the programming of our youth. We were taught that Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest was apropos to the business world. Of course, the schools and the media made us believe that America operated on a level playing field in business and commerce. They told us how the corporation was a good thing, because it gave us goods and services at the best prices and it created lots of good jobs. Dare I need to comment? We were also taught that politics was open to all in an egalitarian way. The story of Abe Lincoln, a backwoods child of poverty, and how he ascended to the highest office in the land. Voting, they taught us, was the finest way to make government work for us. Elected officials were there to serve the average Joe and Jane, not the vested interests. Need I again have to comment?

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BIG BROTHER: The Police State Mentality in the Electronic Age by Rodrigue Tremblay

by Rodrigue Tremblay
2 January, 2011

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (17061790), American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and statesman (1775)

“Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.” – Norman Vincent Peale (1898 –1993), American Christian preacher and author

“A Party member lives from birth to death under the eye of the Thought Police. Even when he is alone he can never be sure that he is alone. …At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful. Every success, every achievement, every victory, every scientific discovery, all knowledge, all wisdom, all happiness, all virtue, are held to issue directly from his leadership and inspiration.”George Orwell (1903-1950) (Eric Arthur Blair), (book: 1984)

“Since information gives power, access to personal files can lead to unreasonable pressures, even blackmail, especially against those with the least resources, people who depend upon public programs, for example. Big Brother isn’t a camera. Big Brother is a computer.” – C.J. Howard, political novel “Cybercash

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Dandelion Salad Stats: 2010 in review

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January 1, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
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