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There were no posts on this blog from 2/22/15 until 3/2/15.  The reason is that I was hospitalized and underwent major surgery.  I am not 100%, but I am recovering, and I feel compelled to present fact-based information in this Orwellian world as my body allows.  Thanks to all those people who wished me well.

Chicago’s Black Site

I guess that’s the biggest question so far in 2015: will we allow the Chicago Police Department get away with making people disappear without due process? Will a new standard be set in America where the basic protections (or what’s left of them) promised to us by the Bill Of Rights are completely gone?
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, The Guardian reported on Tuesday that Chicago PD is literally snatching people off the streets, torturing and interrogating them, even killing at least one person, in a secret facility that is completely illegal. This horrible place is called Homan Square.

Suspicions are running rampant that this facility is not alone. There very possibly could be other sites like this in every major city in the country. This weekend and the following week, we will see if this standard will be set, or if citizens will rise to the occasion and stop this utter act of fascism…

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/action-alert-will-we-allow-chicago.html

Related:

Four more victims of incarceration at Chicago’s Guantanamo Bay style secret detention/torture center, known as Homan Square, have come out and spoken to The Guardian about their experience being essentially treated like cattle.

They are four black males, Brock Terry, Kory Wright, Deandre Hutcherson and David Smith. Three of them were held in 2006, and one in 2011…

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/4-more-victims-come-forward-from.html

Also related:

As the nation continues to react to the newly discovered ‘black site’ operated by Chicago Police, the mainstream media continues to bury its head in the sand.

National media outlets like Fox, MSNBC, and CNN are unsurprisingly refusing to touch this story, driving even further suspicion that the corporate media has become nothing more than a mouthpiece for big government and corporate America.

As we reported earlier this week, local corporate media was literally running stories about Homan Square that were direct copies from CPD’s public relations statements…

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/total-mainstream-media-blackout-of.html

The 4-1-1 On “Net Neutrality”

It doesn’t get any more axiomatic as to the necessity of the media to promote free-speech than the horrors that were manifested through the FCC’s imposition of net neutrality that the mainstream media in particular have met with not so much as a raised Botoxed eyebrow. In case you missed it, the Internet and World Wide Web are now considered a utility under Title II of the Communication Act. The long-range implications of such are beyond mind boggling. This opens the door to licensure requirements for websites, decency regulation, fairness doctrine applications and worse.

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/how-government-and-media-are-lying.html

The Metamorphosis Of Vladimir Putin

Suddenly last summer, Vladimir Putin, formerly once a decent enough Russian leader (with a few unsettling quirks), turned into a malevolent, almost demonic, force.

Congratulations to the American propaganda system for putting over this remarkable metamorphosis.

At the same time, the verdict on Barack Obama did not change – not last summer, not since he assumed office.

From the moment that it became clear that his presidency would be rife with “disappointments” and sparing in achievements, Democrats have maintained that he means well and would be a force for good – were it not for pesky Republicans thwarting his every move.

Republicans, meanwhile, have a different view.  For them, Obama has always been evil incarnate – like Putin now is, maybe worse. Hell, he may not even be a Christian, and he doesn’t “love America.”

Needless to say, the Republican take on Obama is preposterous. But then the liberal view is preposterous too. Disappointed Obamaphiles are not as in-your-face stupid as GOP Obamaphobes, but it is hard to say which is worse…

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/27/the-metamorphosis-of-vladimir-putin/