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    the guise of HOMELAND SECURITY and money for that purpose have handed police all over the US massive amounts of cash and equipment.

    Every town around me ... Andover MA ... have replaced their police headquarters with Fortresses designed to withstand Al Queada assaults. Millions and millions spent on this shit while the schools decay and fall down.

    You wonder why people are so intent on buying AR15's and AK47's for personal defense .... more than a little of it is the nationwide unease felt by seeing our police departments get turned into occupying army operations.

    In the end they don't understand, you are OUT NUMBERED 1,000 to one and no matter how big your guns are, if we want to rip your fucking heads off, we will. A natural human reaction to your bigger guns is for people to get even more angry.

    I will remind all, what happened as the Union movement got stronger, and the owners/police got more violent .... who won?

    History will repeat itself as it always does.

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