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  •  It seems like (4+ / 0-)

    they are gearing up for major civil unrest, but more importantly one must keep up with the weapons industry and have the very latest.  Weapons are a must when your ecomony is in the toilet, when your to big to fail banks continue to steal from your citizens, and one must have the latest in technology to blind, burn, and beat defenseless protesters who want things like jobs, equality, affordable education and healthcare, silly people.  

    But, seriously, this is getting a little over the top when weapons like this are even considered or tested or purchased to use on a country's own citizens, are we still a civil society and democracy?

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 03:44:21 PM PST

    •  They are desperate. Anything that could prolong (3+ / 0-)
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      their group's hold on power  be it, mass brutality, mass arrests, massacres is OK as long as they stay in power. It is that simple.
      Brutality has a purpose, even if it is ultimately ineffective.

      If the former POTUS was willing to launch a war and kill lots of people he didn't even know, and get away with it, what's to prevent like tactics to be employed right here at home?

      Anybody?   Bueller?   USA is shipping CS gas to Egypt to "control" their population.   Universal remedy.

      We are living through some interesting times.

      If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever, you're dreaming. *YUP!* h/t Hamden Rice

      by BeeDeeS on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 08:39:55 PM PST

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    •  They're not even American weapons, (3+ / 0-)
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      they are made in Britain by a British company. The least that American police departments can do is to buy laser blinders from a company that makes them here in America, preferably in a union shop.

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