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Happy 313 day Detroit!
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Thanks to the FCC and Tom Wheeler for supporting local choice and broadband competition. https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/open-internet-g
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Hey Michigan peeps, tired of waiting for Google Fiber? Sign up at LightSpeed. They're looking to expand to a new Michigan city. Put your area on the map!

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Jebus Reddit. Can you be more racist? This isn't /b/.
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This excellent article from Salon's Eskow superbly lays out the reasons I am not a "Libertarian"! Great stuff here!   #Vote 2014
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"No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when."
Memo: From Nick HanauerTo: My Fellow ZillionairesYou probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for...
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Another night of rioting by police in Ferguson. 

Not quite what you were presented with in the news? 

Ok, from personal experience, here is how police engineer a "riot" to sway pubic opinion to their favor.

Protests (or just people in the street) are deemed illegal. Police show up in riot gear. They then surround protesters, cutting off protesters' avenues to leave/escape.  With the protesters surrounded (and the news crews recording) they get on a megaphone and declare this gathering illegal. Doesn't matter whether it is about a curfew or just plain old fuck your Constitutional rights, the megaphone is telling the crowd to disperse. Of course, the crowd doesn't disperse because there is no where to go without running into hostile police. Then the inevitable happens: Police start firing tear gas then the lines of riot police converge on a scared crowd that is backed into a corner. There is only one outcome here. 

There you have it. Patent Pending way all polices forces riot on its citizens. I've personally been caught up in one of these operations, and it is terrifying. I can't imagine how the people of Ferguson feel with the added weight of the police perfectly willing to kill them unarmed, with a whole apparatus ready, willing, and able to white wash any incidents. And the more the police do this, the more likely violent elements will seek this situation out to exploit it for their own ends, or the more normally non-violent citizens will see no other alternative. Which is what the police in this situation want. Violence against them at this point will be spun as justification of everything they've done and will do, instead of being seen as poor leadership escalating the situation and endangering the community.

Remember boys and girls, you have the right to free speech. As long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it.
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Still think metadata collection is harmless?
 
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I'm no social studies major but isn't the roll (and power) of congress to make/break treaties pacts, trade agreements, etc and not the president?
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If they're afraid of voters registering, they've already lost.
The head of the Missouri GOP is furious that residents of Ferguson have decided to fix their city's 12 percent voter turnout after a police officer shot and killed unarmed Michael Brown.
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In another sign of over-policing throughout our society, many law enforcement departments are stocking up on surplus military tanks, grenade launchers and assault rifles.
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