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Bernie Sanders: If we spent $1 trillion on rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure... "Let's do it"

Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:59 PM (21 replies)

Tim Hicks - Stronger Beer

Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:09 PM (1 replies)

Bernie Sanders talking about Wall Street...

Posted by Playinghardball | Wed Nov 26, 2014, 01:22 PM (5 replies)

Marry A Psychopathic Killer Month

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Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 06:45 PM (3 replies)

When Hope Is Engulfed In Flames: Ferguson On The Night of The Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision

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As the St Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown was being delivered, I waited outside the Ferguson Police Department and watched as Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, screamed out into the night, still keening for the death of her son. “Some of y’all think this is a joke?!” McSpadden yelled at no one in particular. “This ain’t a joke.” Even from 100 feet away you could feel the pain in her voice and see whatever emotional scar tissue was there being torn off, exposing the wounds from her son’s death all over again. I cannot speak for her, but if I were Lesley McSpadden, I doubt very much that I’d have so much as a shred of hope left in my body. And, judging from the reactions of many of the protestors around me, what little hope they harbored had been snatched as well.


Riot Police get into formation in downtown Ferguson

There wasn’t much time to think on the matter though, as a large group of protestors peeled away from the Police Department and started marching down South Florissant towards an assembly of police and police cars about a quarter of a mile away. As I followed the crowd and hugged the sidewalk, trying to get a better look at what was going on, a group of men started bouncing an empty cop car up and down and side to side, yelling out “fuck the police!”and chanting Mike Brown’s name. It was only another 5 or 10 minutes until a phalanx of cops in riot gear appeared from the south, with humvees and massive combat vehicles flanking them. A smoke bomb was fired into the crowd, but it didn’t do much to deter protestors from congregating in the streets. Police officers in gas masks followed as a PA system on one of the humvees blared out, “You are unlawfully assembled…Disperse from the roadway or you will be subject to arrest.” That’s when it happened.

Within the span of about 15 seconds, the St Louis County Police had shot tear gas into the throng of people on South Florissant and a series of red and yellow flares shot up into the night sky. I stood still, watching as one of the flares landed on a house in front of me, until the sound of gunshots rang out. The police had begun firing rubber bullets at the protestors and, even though I was about 50 feet away from the street in an adjacent parking lot, I just started running—ducking behind cars and trying to make myself as small as possible. Little explosions were going off every couple of seconds and my glasses were beginning to fog up from the warmth of my breath that was being held by the surgical mask I had placed over my face. After a couple of minutes I had worked my way back into someone’s side yard and was tweeting out images behind a baby pine tree.

More here: http://virallysuppressed.com/2014/11/25/when-hope-is-engulfed-in-flames-ferguson-on-the-night-of-the-darren-wilson-grand-jury-decision/
Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 05:32 PM (0 replies)

Official Fiat 500X teaser - blue pill

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:59 PM (1 replies)

Stevie Wonder smiles while showing off his Presidential Medal of Freedom




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Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 01:00 PM (4 replies)

How much more of this are we expected to take?


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How much more of this are we expected to take? @deray

#MichaelBrown #Ferguson #NoJusticeNoPeace

5:08 PM - 24 Nov 2014


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Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:53 PM (0 replies)

Those Wilson injuries in full...


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Those Wilson injuries in full #Ferguson

1:13 AM - 25 Nov 2014


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Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:49 PM (2 replies)

Chris Rock: Peaceful protestors didn't make it to television...

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Peaceful protestors didn't make it to television. https://vine.co/v/OAt2EpWulla

5:25 AM - 25 Nov 2014


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Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:46 PM (4 replies)
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