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ghostsinthemachine's Journal
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August 31, 2017

Harvey donations: Hollywood liberals; millions. TRump; diddly squat

How much money has Trump given to Harvey aid? Ellen DeGeneres gave a million. Leonardo DiCaprio multiple millions. (Hollywood libruls!) Sports stars, movie stars, even the only more detestible​ people than Trump, the Kardashians, have given millions.
Not a word from Trump. SAD!

August 29, 2017

TRump denies Mexican aid to Texas?

I've seen this on Facebook, is it true?

So Mexico tried to send truckloads of food and aid to victims of hurricane Harvey like they did in Katrina but Trump denied them entry. denying foreign aid and making needy people dependent on your regime is a tenet of socialistic dictatorships. Adan Gonzalez Leyva

August 29, 2017

North Korea: What should be the resolution?

How should the US go forward with N Korea?

How WILL the US go forward? And when? Where is the line?

August 28, 2017

Victory in Berkeley! (Nazis go home!)

From a friends FBpage.

Victory in Berkeley
I am very proud to be part of a community that mobilized an incredibly diverse 5,000 people yesterday (8/27) to demonstrate against white supremacy and genocide and to demand that there be no room for fascists in our community. Contrary to many establishment media reports, the day cannot accurately be described as a series of brawls between fascists and anarchists. On the contrary it was a day of spirited, militant and determined peaceful demonstrations, punctuated by a tiny number of direct confrontations with a handful of jeering fascists protected by the police and then chased away by the crowd.
Truthfully, the police were a bigger problem that the handful of right wingers who came to be Berkeley. The University of California Police Department reneged on its agreement to allow the Rally Against Hate to go forward on the grassy area on the west side of the campus. Overnight they surrounded the area with concrete barriers and demanded that anyone wishing to enter go through a single, narrow passageway and decreed that no backpacks would be allowed. Then, when we decided to rally on Oxford Street instead, a Berkeley Police lieutenant on a motorcycle showed up and threatened to arrest the driver of the flatbed truck we using as a stage for blocking the street - contradicting BPD's earlier agreement to facilitate the rally.
Fortunately - and I hate to admit this - the Oakland cops showed up and saved the day. Captain Holmgren and his crew blocked off Oxford so the rally of 2500-3000 could proceed in peace. Just after 12, the rally ended and most participants headed down Addison to MLK park, where the Berkeley police had set up barricades and check points.
Other groups mobilized elsewhere. On Hearst a coalition that included SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), the Anti Police Terror Project, the Catalyst Project, and many others rallied and then started marching toward MLK park. After a few blocks we were joined by about 100 antifa activists dressed in black to create an inspiring demonstration of unity and determination to make Berkeley and the entire East Bay a fascist-free zone.
Once at MLK park people prepared to defend themselves against the kind of attack that left at least seven people suffering from knife wounds in Sacramento last June. Instead, the handful of fascists stayed behind the police barriers, some literally kneeling at the cops' feet as they hurled racist jibes and gave the finger to the anti-fascist protestors. People became predictably angry. I wanted to dismember one of the junior Nazis myself.
The police finally made the smart decision to deescalate the confrontation and leave the park. The anti-fascists, black clad and many others, chased away the few fascists who were stupid enough to remain. Remarkably, and contrary to some of the media narratives, the fascists escaped with their lives and without serious injury.
The successful mobilization demonstrated that the East Bay community, like Boston, will not tolerate fascists and their advocacy of genocide in our community. We demand that local politicians follow our leadership and urge communities throughout the country to unite against the alt-right.
~ Dan Siegel

August 27, 2017

"It's flooding down in Texas" and other songs

100 year flood, String Cheese Incident.
August 27, 2017

San Francisco chases Nazis out of town...


The Nazis moved their gathering (what do you call a group of Nazis anyway?) From Crissy Field, then to Alamo square, then to someone's basement in Pacifica.
"Chase them crazy ball heads outta dis town"...

Way to go SF, fuck them Nazis.
August 23, 2017

No sir, that's not a vaporizer!

Remembers to completely cover the light when going to court....

August 22, 2017

How I became "Fake news". Charlottesville witness...


How I Became Fake News
I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville. Then the conspiracy theories began.
By BRENNAN GILMORE August 21, 2017

Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and had not been in front of a computer all day. She told me that my parents’ home address had been posted on a neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist message board.

“They are suggesting that you arranged the attack, Brennan,” she said. “There are death threats against you.”

On Saturday morning, I witnessed James Fields smash his car into a crowd of demonstrators, killing Heather Heyer and wounding 19 others. Although I immediately shared the footage with police on the scene, it took me a half-hour to decide to post it publicly. I was concerned about how the footage might be used by the "alt-right" and felt uncomfortable knowing that I had probably filmed someone’s death. I did not want the attention posting the video was likely to bring. I consulted with friends and family, some of whom were also at the counterprotest and some of whom were watching the coverage from outside Charlottesville. They all urged me to share the video, and when I heard from friends that some media outlets were suggesting that it might have been an accident or that the driver might have been attempting to escape an angry mob, I knew I had to post it. The video I took—and the scene I witnessed with my own two eyes—clearly showed the attack was intentional. Fields drove down two empty blocks and plowed straight into the crowd before fleeing in reverse.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/21/fake-news-charlottesville-215514

You know the White House, reads, and believes, this nonsense. Great article showing how it all works. From witness to conspiracy.
August 21, 2017

Music for tomorrow! Eclipse!

I'll be playing this during the eclipse as it makes its way to totality.

But tomorrow is going to need a bunch of before and after music too. Suggestions?

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