23 April 2006

.::A Little Bit o'News::.

A white supremacist was convicted of ::conspiracy to acquire:: sarin nerve gas and other chemical weapons of mass destruction.

"Demetrius Van Crocker said that he dreamed of setting off a dirty bomb at the U.S. Capitol and that he wanted a helicopter license so he could bomb black neighborhoods or spray them with poison gas."

For some odd reason, the mainstream media hasn't publicized this important conviction of a US citizen with terroristic aspirations. In the meantime the majority of Americans continue to conjure the image of a brown, black or swarthy face when the subject of terrorism is at hand.

Apropos to that fallacious link of exclusivity of non-whites and terrorism, the NYPD has used federal funding, provided by Homeland Security for the war on terror, to pay for ::surveillance cameras:: overlooking Knickerbocker Street-- an overwhelmingly Brown and Black community in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
The nation’s largest telephone and cable companies — including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner — want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow and which won’t load at all.

They want to tax content providers to guarantee speedy delivery of their data. They want to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services, and streaming video — while slowing down or blocking their competitors.

These companies have a new vision for the Internet. Instead of an even playing field, they want to reserve express lanes for their own content and services — or those from big corporations that can afford the steep tolls — and a leave the rest of us on a winding dirt road.

Click the ::link:: and sign the petition!!