Sunday, April 24, 2011

Western Media Blackout of Libyan Rebel Atrocities

What the fuck are we really doing in Libya? That's the big question. But this article also reveals how the propaganda machine works, how Americans are being lied to, and how the real news is being blacked-out even from alternative sources.

Check out the article including graphically violent video at this link:

Western Media Blackout of Libyan Rebel Atrocities

With the U.S. and NATO forces now actively engaged in supporting Libyan rebels it is little surprise that Western media would do their best to spin the story in a manner that supports the mission of Western forces. Whatever that mission might actually be, with Libyan rebels openly admitting ties to al-Qaeda and committing atrocities worse than anything the Quaddafi government was ever seen to be guilty of. All major U.S. publications are pushing for support of the rebels, and justifying rebel atrocities as being the result of a lack of armament.

Thankfully, we here at the MSMR and our readers do not rely solely on corporate mainstream media news sources for our information. Recently however, we were disturbed to find that even alternative news sources were having their information blocked and deleted. Last week, the Business Insider published an article titled "LIBYAN REBEL WAR CRIMES: The Videos America Doesn't Want You To See." Included in that article was a letter, presumably by a Libyan national, accusing the western media of lieing to Americans. The letter included a long list of YouTube videos showing atrocities committed by the rebels.

Since that article was published, YouTube had removed all but one of the videos linked in the letter/article, and states that the users account has also been removed. Now it is true, that some extremely graphic videos are sometimes deleted by YouTube. This however, is a legitimate news topic that is being systematically scrubbed from YouTube servers. There are many video on YouTube which depict graphic violence, but that are interrupted before play with a disclaimer so that the user does not proceed without warning. So why are these particular videos being systematically deleted?

At this time, we can only find one video that is still functioning. We will see how long this lasts though. Be warned, the video is indeed graphic, with the worst images coming in the last 30 seconds or so of the video.

The MSMR also recommends this article by Blacklisted News:

Libyan War Gets Weird

(((WARNING: Graphic violence)))

Friday, April 8, 2011

Police State of Mind

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I just came across an article written for USA Today newspaper titled, "New iPhone apps help drivers evade police...The iPhone and Android applications spot checkpoints and speed traps." The article was hosted by, a website for law-enforcement.

These apps can be used to detect things like speed traps and red-light cameras, but the focus of the article goes to checkpoint detection.

The apps' DUI checkpoint feature -- which sends alerts about drunken-driving checkpoints that have been reported by other drivers -- is troubling for some police agencies. "If people are going to use those, what other purpose are they going to use them for except to drink and drive?" says Capt. Paul Starks of the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department.

F@ckin cops are so indoctrinated in their Gestapo mindset, that they can't even fathom the concept of freedom anymore. That someone might actually use that app just to avoid being caught up in a traffic jam caused by the DUI checkpoint, or better yet, that a person might want to avoid being held up, harassed, have their car ripped apart and searched without a warrant, or even have their car impounded even though they aren't drunk! In 2009, Los Angeles impounded 24,000 cars at DUI checkpoints, yet only 3,200 DUI arrests were actually made.

The USA Today article then goes on to quote Starks saying...

"They're only thinking of one consequence, and that's being arrested. They're not thinking of ending the lives of other motorists, pedestrians, other passengers in their cars or themselves."

So the cop is assuming that everyone who uses theses apps must be drunk for one thing. But you're damn right Starks, the first thing on any civilian's mind should be the consequences of being arrested...

...But of course, it is important to keep in mind that many, many people who are stopped and searched, even placed in handcuffs and arrested, are not guilty of any crime whatsoever. All the police have to do is claim that they smell weed...

I don't know about you, but it seems pretty reasonable to me that anybody in their right mind would prefer to avoid that shit.

In this video, a guy from NY State tries to exercise his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to give the Sheriff's department consent for a search. There is some back and forth over whether or not the deputy needs a warrant once the K-9 has "alerted" on the vehicle. But in the end, the deputy decides to impound the car and have it towed to the station while he waits for a warrant to come through from the D.A.'s office. The civilian is cuffed and put in the back of a squad car, denied his doctor prescribed medication that was supposed to be taken during the time he was in custody, and finally after 4 hours of filming his camera goes dead. He posted the highlights of the footage in this Youtube video...

But then again, you don't even have to be in your car, or at home, like on this occasion when police searched a man's car while it was sitting in his own driveway after he left to go to the music store. Police claimed that they got a 911 call from the house, even though there was no phone line in the house...

Still think the police give a flying fuck about your rights or the Constitution? Do you still think that the Constitution even exists? Wake up and smell the Fascism folks, the house is burning.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." ~Fourth Amendment


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