Happy Thursday! It's time for your daily edition of the Red Pill...
Big Brother: The Thought Police is not just something from the paranoid mind of Philip K. Dick. The Matrix is keeping tabs on us and trying to predict our crimes based on pre-existing behavior patterns. What could possibly go wrong? AI: Thought Police gives you a haunting glimpse into artificial intelligence and pre-crime. (Get Mind Smart)
Broke City, USA: It's not an earthquake that is going to make California sink into the Pacific Ocean. Rather, California will drown by its own strangling debt. California has one of the most gruesome municipal crisis looming overhead because the states' politicians -- from both sides of the political spectrum -- have been kicking the can down the road for decades. It's a disaster in waiting. Just ask the citizens of Atwater, CA. Yes, the entire state of California is screaming after its fourth city is on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. (Zero Hedge)
Riots: Greece is burning. Again. The pissed-off Greeks took to the streets en masse to protest Draconian austerity measures. Those protests never end well; protestors clashed with police and a riot ensued. Firebombs were thrown and police used tear gas to dispatch the angry mob. (End the Lie)
Conspiracy: Mish sounds off on a topic that makes a lot of historians uncomfortable... America and Western Civilization As a Whole Was Founded On a Conspiracy Theory. Take a look at the Declaration of Independence, which cites many examples about how the King of England had been conspiring against the colonies. That's the primary reason our Founding Fathers instituted a systems of checks and balances, so one aspect of the government will not get too out of control. (Global Economic Analysis)
Banksters: Matt Tabbi sounds off on Why the Government Won't Fight Wall Street. Ummm... it's kind of obvious because the Banksters on Wall Street own most of the politicians and tug at their puppet strings. (Rolling Stone)
Haves vs. Have-Nots: While everyone was lining up for hours to buy the new iPhone, on the other side of the world, the workers who assembled iPhones and other products for Apple rioted over horrible working conditions. Foxconn Factory In China Shut Down As Thousands Of Workers Riot. (Disinfo)
Election 2012: Do we vote for the puppet on the right or for the puppet on the left? Aren't their strings being tugged by the same corporate puppetmasters? Democracy in America is just an illusion of choice. Chris Hedges' latest column is a gem... How do you take your poison? We're all about to swallow the "corporate pill" but who is going to administer us the pill? Nurse Obama or Nurse Romney? (Truth Dig)
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