Monday, March 21, 2011

Five Things You Don't Want to Know

Photo Credit: spo0nman
Taken from the website, If Everyone Knew: 5 facts that everyone should know, here is some disturbing information that most of us would probably rather not be aware of.  Visit here and click on each of the facts for source information.
1. The prison system in the United States is a profit-making industry. Private corporations operate over 200 facilities nationwide and are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

2. Six corporations control virtually all American media. News Corp. owns over 27 television stations and over 150 newspapers. Time Warner has over 100 subsidaries including CNN, Time Magazine, and The CW.

3. The FBI admits to infiltrating & disrupting peaceful political groups in the United States. The Women’s and Civil Rights movements were among those targeted, with their members being beaten, imprisoned, and assassinated.

4. In 1977 it was revealed that random American citizens were abducted & tortured for research by the CIA. Project MK Ultra was the code name for a series of covert activities in the early 1950’s.

5. A plan to attack American cities to justify war with Cuba was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962. Rejected by President Kennedy, Operation Northwoods remained classified for 35 years.
A good reminder that things are not always what they appear to be.

(h/t to Neil Cole via Keith Giles)

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