Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Red Pill: Pyramids on Mars, Web Surveillance, Italy's Debt Crisis, and Poor Spending 25% of Income on Cigarettes


It's Tuesday morning, and the perfect time for your daily edition of the Red Pill...
Big Brother: The U.S. Government has been bombarding Twitter with requests to rat out their users and release their data. Read more about it...Social Media, Smartphones and Police Create a Stasi Web of Surveillance. Plus, these days be careful of random friend requests because police are trying to "friend" you on Facebook. Yeah you know it's weird when undercover cops want to be your fake friend so they can spy on you, your friends, and your family, and your weird roommate from college with bizarre political affiliations. (The Daily Sheeple, YouTube)

Vice Taxes: Best way to curtail cigarette smoking... tax the hell out of a pack. Of course, if you're addicted to nicotine, it's nearly impossible to quit. The poor smokers end up in a tough conundrum, especially in New York City where a pack cost $12! Imagine if you work a slave-wage job that doesn't even pay $10/hour. You're working the first 1.5 hours of your day to just to feed a pack a day habit. If you smoke two or more, you're screwed. Instead of quitting, the working poor in NYC spends up to 25% of their income on cigarettes.  (Zero Hedge)

Empire Collapse: Noam Chomksy riffs on America's Economic Suicide and other topics of interest like Latin America's revolution, the Arab Spring, and austerity measures in Europe. (Alternet)

Euro Debt Crisis: Last week we reminded you about Spain's banking collapse. This week, it's time to focus on Italy. Yes, the Italy the 8th largest economy in the world is about to be drowned by a tsunami of debt. (The Truth Wins)

Cannibals: This guy wasn't tripping on bath salts, rather, he was batshit bonkers. Only in L.A., right? Chef told LAPD he murdered his wife and slow-cooked her body for four days. (LA Times)

Mars: Did the intrepid rover, Curiosity, discover proof of pyramids on Mars? Who knows what the rover found that NASA scientists are not telling us about. (Truth Behind the Scenes)

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