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Container City: Shipping containers, indispensable tool of the globalized consumer economy, reflect the skyline in Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports.
Topics: Video, Right Wing Watch, Alex Jones, Ronald Reagan, Jerad Miller, Las Vegas shooting, Right-wing terrorism, extreme right-wing, Conspiracy, Infowars, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media News, News, Politics News
Speaking on his “InfoWars” radio show on Monday, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones claimed that the recent public shooting in Las Vegas — during which a man and his wife murdered two police officers, another person, and then themselves — was a secret plot by the government to discredit gun fetishists such as himself.
Noting that the Facebook page of Jerad Miller, the man believed to have been the driving force behind the couple’s killing spree, is littered with indications that he was a fan of Jones’ work, the radio host argued that this, too, was part of the conspiracy. Apparently Mark Zuckerberg is also out to take Jones’ guns.
“Oh, and guess what’s on [Miller's] Facebook page? It’s so easy to set this up,” Jones said. “Facebook works with you-know-who so closely.” (You-know-who is supposed to be the U.S. government.)
Jones then flipped through a printout of all the images and links Miller had shared. Pointing to a picture of Ronald Reagan that Miller had posted, Jones snarked, “Ronald Reagan’s fault — the media’s not picking up on that!”
“The media is demonizing yours truly,” Jones said next. Then he joked that it was George Washington’s fault “that two cops got shot.”
You can watch a clip from Jones’ show below, via Right Wing Watch:
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Angry Crowd: People jostle for food relief distribution following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
“Black Friday” Shoppers: Aggressive bargain hunters push through the front doors of the Boise Towne Square mall as they are opened at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2007, Boise, Idaho, USA
Suburban Sprawl: aerial view of landscape outside Miami, Florida, shows 13 golf courses amongst track homes on the edge of the Everglades.
Toxic Landscape: Aerial view of the tar sands region, where mining operations and tailings ponds are so vast they can be seen from outer space; Alberta, Canada
Ice Waterfall: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway
Satellite Dishes: The rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities, are covered with satellite dishes, linking residents to a globalized consumer culture.
Child Brides: Tahani, 8, is seen with her husband Majed, 27, and her former classmate Ghada, 8, and her husband in Hajjah, Yemen, July 26, 2010.
Megalopolis: Shanghai, China, a sprawling megacity of 24 Million
Big Hole: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine.
Clear-cut: Industrial forestry degrading public lands, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Computer Dump: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana.
Oil Spill Fire: Aerial view of an oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gulf of Mexico
Airplane Contrails: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England.
Fire: More frequent and more intense wildfires (such as this one in Colorado, USA) are another consequence of a warming planet.