Friday, February 05, 2016

"Rethink 20/59" Apparent Censorship on Facebook

"Re-Think 20/59" concerns the reconstruction of the combined Interstate 20/59 segment in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, which is currently an elevated highway.
The Facebook page for "Re-Think 20/59" includes links to various articles about urban freeways and their histories.

One of these links was for an article appearing in www.VOX.com
"Highways Gutted American Cities.  So Why Did We Build Them?" by Joseph Stromberg
A story of highway engineers, institutionalized racism, and the auto industry.

Here are the comments for that posting in the Facebook "Re-Think 20/59" page:
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Robert MacKay
Robert MacKay The road system in NYC keeps the public away from the riverfronts, but it is hard to imagine moving the volume of traffics through the city center. They do serve a purpose of speeding up car transit, but they also make it possible to never go "into town". And.certainly to avoid certain neighborhoods. But if the inner cities didn't have problems to avoid, there would be not much reason to avoid them.
Rethink 20/59
Douglas Andrew Willinger
Douglas Andrew Willinger A good article though a bit overly simplified that overlooks how many such highways could have been somewhat rerouted while still being well within the urbanized areas, such as with a great use of existing lightly developed railroad-industrial corridor and box tunnels.
Douglas Andrew Willinger
Douglas Andrew Willinger Read this to see how perverting the route of a proposed highway was used to stop it from being constructed along a railroad corridor next to CUA in Washington D.C.:

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.com/2012/01/crafted-controversy-scuttling-of-jfks-b.html
Unable to post comment.

Here's the effective "security" [censorship] message.


Apparently that article from my blog "A Trip Within The Beltway" about the Washington, D.C. freeways, "A Crafted Controversy: The Scuttling of J.F.K.'s B&O North Central Freeway", which details the planning manipulations of Interstate 95 via the railroad industrial corridor favored by the Administration of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, to subvert support for such a route by Catholic University of America struck a raw nerve.

If we are to discuss "highway engineers, institutionalized racism", etc, why not discuss the details of such planning so designed to make the routing far more intrusive than necessary, simply to manipulate opposition for the sake of keeping such highways far away from the properties of some of the wealthiest and most influential entities?

A further suggested read about this phenomenon regarding the history of politically corrupted planning within Washington, D.C.:


Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Greatest Readership At "South Mall Blogger"


My over-view blog, about my other blogs and portions of my life

South Mall Blogger - started March 2012
http://southmallblogger.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

More Illegal NSA Activity Targeting Political Dissidents?


Junk statute enforcement targets Dana Beal on his return drive to N.Y. after the end of his speaking tour, and within two days of the end of his parole- they walk the dogs around the car for 72/70 without any 20 questions routine upon a stop on I-80 in central Illinois
This week a newsstory quoted on the Instapundit blog revealed that a lot of these are actually originating from NSA intercepts, tipped to the DEA, which get passed on to State/local police with the understanding that there will NEVER be any mention of the source …. http://capitolfax.com/2014/02/06/isp-makes-big-drug-bust

Warning ticket for 72/70 and fictitious spot sign violation 
from questionable 'narcotics' stop of Douglas A. Willinger with Dana Beal upon return drive to New York following his 4 week speaking tour, two days prior to the end of Dana's parole,

Me, Douglas Willinger with Dana Beal 
appearing on stage at the Portland Oregon Hempfest, photo by Doug McVay

This occurred at about 11 pm, November 9, 2015 on eastbound I-80 in central Illinois in La Salle, near the interchange with north-south I-57.

We were both carrying cell phones while in a rented Camaro, and hence were easily traceable by the NSA.

Dana Beal and I are both long time drug policy reform activists.  Dana is especially known for his advocacy of the West African Iboga plant rootbark, and I am known for my criticism of the blanket prohibition of Coca-cocaine and the pharmaceutical-Tobacco influence over the major drug policy reform organizations as the Drug Policy Foundation- since 2000 as the Drug Policy Alliance.

AVOID central Illinois!

Monday, October 26, 2015

My Greatest Readership At "Freedom of Medicine and Diet"


My blog about the pharmacratic inquisition-drug war
(synthetic patent medicine-Tobacco cigarette market protection racket) 
Freedom of Medicine and Diet, started July 2007
http://freedomofmedicineanddiet.blogspot.com/


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Greatest Readership At 'Cosmobile Cosmopolitan Transport'


My blog on transportation matters, Cosmobile Cosmopolitan Transport, started July 2007

http://cos-mobile.blogspot.com/


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Greatest Readership at "Continuing Counter Reformation"

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Greatist Readership At "A Trip Within The Beltway"

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 "A Trip Within The Beltway" - started late 2006

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.com/
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Friday, June 19, 2015

My Greatest Readership At This Blog Free Speech Beneath US Homeland Security





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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Greatest Readership At South Capitol Frederick Douglas Mall Blog

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Best Read Articles at "Freedom of Medicine And Diet"

My sixth blog, started July 2007

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