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rats in the bell tower
04 Mar 2005
Modified: 08:03:49 PM
So the moral of my story is WHAT THE FUCK is going on in this country?????????????
The city of Lowell put on a celebration recently, which in turn paid more than $130,000.00 for Atlas Fireworks to put on a great show.
My brotherJim, a pyrotechnique (got interested because I used to make home made fireworks and small er ah nevermind) helps to set up the display racks. We are talking mortar tubes that shoot 25 inch shells.
At city hall in lowell on the roof tops, there was my brother setting up for the show. What does he notice all neatly tucked away in the bell tower, in the dead of night? Wireless hifi gear for video surveilance cameras, marked "Homeland Security".
My brother isn't exactly on board with my paranoid ramblings about how the FBI buys credit reports and consumer spending info on ordinary citizens from companies like Choicepoint, but he is pretty smart and started wondering what was going on.
Later in a lull during the show Jim asked a firefighter "what's with all the lo-tech spy shit in the belltower?"
I'm sure it was a rather smooth conversation but I think it is funnier this way.
Hook and ladder guy said almost every city in the country receives grant money from the SS spin off- The Department of Homeland Security. and that with that money they were able to set up a vast array of video surveilance all around the country.
So the moral of my story is WHAT THE FUCK is going on in this country?????????????

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Re: rats in the bell tower
08 Mar 2005
ever seen 'enemy of the state'? it's kind of like that, except without will smith
Re: rats in the bell tower
08 Mar 2005
Yo, please contact Boston Indymedia at the number on this link, or through my email.

Anonymous is OK.
Where your taxes go (a 4 step process)
10 Mar 2005
Step 1: The feds take your money.
Step 2: The fed divy out the money to people that mostly don't need it.
Step 3: The people who don't need the money scramble to spend it so it looks like they need more.
Step 4: Repeat from step 1.