October 15th, 2012

  • dwer

We're supposed to be the best in the world? We're the best at making money.

"We're going to go out there and violate some rights." Hear the secret police recordings that will take your breath away. In a bad way.

So, this happened. Now, I'm a native New Yorker, but I haven't lived there in decades. When I go home to visit, I'm saddened by what I see, not just because of the condition of some peoples' lives, but because of the way the city's changed in ways I don't particularly like, such as the Disney-fication of Times Square.

But this is beyond the pale. New York is supposed to be the best example of the melting pot that is the USA. To see such blatant evidence by the police and the mayors office of racial profiling, quotas and rights violations makes me sick to my stomach. NO security is worth this.

I have no doubt that there are programs like this in other cities. And I have no doubt that this is a republican and a democrat problem. All I can do is encourage people to record their interactions with police, publicize them, and try to change the system.

Go offshore on the Blueseed!

Some of you may've already heard of Blueseed, a startup corporation that's planning to create a floating city, some 12 nautical miles away from the California coast. It'll be an offshore city equipped as a cruise liner. The location is deliberate: international waters, but close to Silicon Valley, so that the US and foreign workers could conduct their business without the necessity of obtaining work visa. A labor offshore zone of some sorts, that is.

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