Monthly Archives: August 2011

Open proposal for US revolution: expose corporate media as propaganda. 4 of 4.

By Carl Herman, National Board Certified Teacher in economics, government, and history, who blogs as the Nonpartisan Examiner at Examiner.com. Carl was one of the leaders who launched the microcredit movement, and is a tireless activist for peace and justice. … Continue reading

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US or the War Machine

An upcoming Charlottesville conference highlights the importance of whistleblowers when addressing the corruption present in military contracting By David Swanson, Guest Viewpoint on August 31, 2011, Cavalier Daily Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse YOU MAY have heard something about a budget crisis … Continue reading

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Lies, War, and Empire: NATO’s “Humanitarian Imperialism” in Libya

Andrew Gavin Marshall is an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada, writing on a number of social, political, economic, and historical issues. He is co-editor of the book, “The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI … Continue reading

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Why My 9-Year-Old Neice Is Smarter Than Our Genius President

While the evidence suggests that President Obama is not terribly bright and has just benefited from succeeding a downright moron, and while voluminous evidence to which I am privileged suggests that my 9-year-old neice Hallie is extremely intelligent, consider just … Continue reading

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Open proposal for US revolution: end parasitic and criminal economics. 3 of 4

By Carl Herman, National Board Certified Teacher in economics, government, and history, who blogs as the Nonpartisan Examiner at Examiner.com. Carl was one of the leaders who launched the microcredit movement, and is a tireless activist for peace and justice. … Continue reading

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Playing the “Get into Saudi Arabia free card”

This guest blog is from Kevin Ryan, co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies. Kevin’s personal blog can be found at Dig Within. Recent developments among supporters of the US government’s version of events indicate that they plan to begin … Continue reading

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Open proposal for US revolution: end unlawful wars, all from known lies. 2 of 4

By Carl Herman, National Board Certified Teacher in economics, government, and history, who blogs as the Nonpartisan Examiner at Examiner.com. Carl was one of the leaders who launched the microcredit movement, and is a tireless activist for peace and justice. … Continue reading

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Open proposal for US revolution: end unlawful wars, parasitic economics. 1 of 4

By Carl Herman, National Board Certified Teacher in economics, government, and history, who blogs as the Nonpartisan Examiner at Examiner.com. Carl was one of the leaders who launched the microcredit movement, and is a tireless activist for peace and justice. … Continue reading

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Drowning Government in a Hurricane (Why Wait for a Bathtub?)

By leading anti-war activist David Swanson, author of Day Break and War Is A Lie, who runs the websites DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org (formerly AfterDowningStreet.org). “Shrinking government” in American political discourse has, for decades now, meant the following. We enlarge the … Continue reading

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The Chopping Block?

Click here for this post in PDF By Steve Keen, Associate Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney, author of Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences and writer at his own blog, DebtDeflation.com. … Continue reading

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The Same Type of Corruption and Collusion Between Big Companies and Their Government Regulators That Exists In Finance And Energy May Also Infect The Anti-Cancer Industry

According to the documentary movie Burzynski: A 1992 law – the Prescription Drug User Fee Act – puts the FDA on the payroll of the pharmaceutical industry. The FDA gets more than half of its money from the pharmaceutical industry … Continue reading

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Gandhi on ending injustice: Speak the truth because Truth is God

My friend and colleague for justice, Washington’s Blog’s author, invited me to “guest blog.” I’ll provide two. First: Gandhi’s conclusion of the essential importance of speaking Truth. Second: a 4-part series to document that current US wars are unlawful, US … Continue reading

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“The First Recorded Word For ‘Freedom’ In Any Human Language Is The Sumerian Amargi, A Word For Debt-Freedom … If Aristotle Were Around Today, He’d Probably Conclude That Most Americans Were, For All Intents And Purposes, Slaves”

I’ve previously noted that top economists say will have a never-ending depression unless we repudiate the mountains of bad debt choking the world, that repudiating bad debt is moral, legal, empowering and popular. I’ve pointed out that debt always grows … Continue reading

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“Cyclical Climatic Changes DOUBLE The Risk Of Civil Wars, With Analysis Showing That 50 Of 250 Conflicts Between 1950 And 2004 Were Triggered By The El Niño Cycle”

The Guardian notes: Cyclical climatic changes double the risk of civil wars, with analysis showing that 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were triggered by the El Niño cycle, according to scientists. Researchers connected the climate phenomenon known … Continue reading

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Today’s Weather Report … For The Sun

The activity of the sun affects weather and climate and many other conditions on Earth … including, perhaps, earthquakes and volcanic activity, and maybe even civil wars. (And yes, a big solar storm can take down electric grids and electronic … Continue reading

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BP’s Gulf Oil Well Is Leaking Again: “It’s A Dead Ringer For The [BP] Oil, As Good A Match As I’ve Seen” … “I Think The Primary Source With High Probability Is Associated With [Last Year’s Damaged BP] Well”

Leaking Oil Is a “Dead Ringer” For Oil From BP’s Gulf Well The Press-Register reports today: Scientific analysis has confirmed that oil bubbling up above BP’s sealed Deepwater Horizon well in recent days is a chemical match for the hundreds … Continue reading

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Guest Posts

I’m taking a much-needed vacation next week, and will be almost entirely out of pocket. I’ve invited some good writers/artists to guest blog, so stay tuned …

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The Next Scientific Frontier: Sun-Earth Interactions

The Next Big Scientific Breakthrough: Sun-Earth Interactions Quantum computing, nanotechnology and genetic engineering are exciting fields. But understanding the interaction between the Sun and Earth is at least as important as a scientific frontier. The Sun Affects Clouds and Ozone, … Continue reading

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Scientific Experiment By Top Laboratory Shows that Cosmic Rays Affect Cloud Formation, Which In Turn Affects Climate

Image Courtesy of CERN (Click for clearer image) One of the world’s most prestigious science labs – CERN – has found that cosmic rays affect cloud formation. By way of background, the news magazine for the prestigious science journal Nature … Continue reading

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Can Solar Activity Cause Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Extreme Weather?

  Some Scientists Believe Solar Activity Can Cause Earthquakes, Volcanoes or Extreme Weather A 1967 study published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters found: Solar activity, as indicated by sunspots, radio noise and geomagnetic indices, plays a significant but … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Human Activity Can Cause Earthquakes

Human Activity Is Officially Acknowledged to Cause Earthquakes The United States Geological Survey is America’s official expert on earthquakes. It’s the Federal agency charged with monitoring, reporting on, researching and stressing preparedness for earthquakes. So I was surprised to read … Continue reading

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Web Design Help

I purchased Gabfire’s Newspaper WordPress theme. This is the demo of the theme. I’m trying to redesign my site to look like the demo (but with blue, not red, accents). Ideally, a very wide and clean layout, like this. Can … Continue reading

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East Coast Earthquakes Feel Stronger Than Same-Size Earthquakes Occurring Elsewhere

East Coast Earthquakes Are Felt More Widely Than West Coast Earthquakes of the Same Size Yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake in Virginia was felt over a huge area: as far away as Canada, North Carolina, Georgia and Michigan. In fact, earthquakes on … Continue reading

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Why Gold Tanked Today: CME and Shanghai Gold Exchange Hiked Margin Requirements

Gold Tanks Most Since March 2008 … But Only Erases Two Weeks Worth of Gains Gold tanked today, crashing $104 points. That is the largest one-day crash since March 2008, erasing two weeks worth of gains. Margin Requirements Hiked Zero … Continue reading

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Strong Earthquake Very Close to Virginia Nuclear Power Plant … Main Power Out, Venting Steam

Earthquake in Virginia: One of the Largest Ever On the East Coast One of the largest East Coast earthquakes in recorded history struck today. Very Close to Nuclear Power Plant The epicenter was very close to the Lake Anna nuclear … Continue reading

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“The Gap Between Americans Who Want To Govern Themselves And Politicians Who Want To Rule Over Them May Be As Big Today As The Gap Between The Colonies And England During The 18th Century … The American People Don’t Want To Be Governed From The Left, The Right, Or The Center. They Want To Govern Themselves”

Americans Don’t Want To Be Ruled from the Left Or the Right … We Want to Govern Ourselves Pollster Scott Rasmussen notes: The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may … Continue reading

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“Just 12% Of Likely U.S. Voters Believe The United States Should Get More Directly Involved In The Syrian Crisis …Sixty-Six Percent (66%) Think The United States Should Leave The Syrian Situation Alone”

Americans Don’t Want Syria War While the U.S. is doing its best to try to whip up support for a war against Syria (a war planned at least 10 years ago), a new Rasmussen poll finds: Just 12% of Likely … Continue reading

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Forget the Banks … “If You Take Households In Total, They Are Also All Interconnected. They Are Also Too Big To Fail”

If the Banks Are Too Big to Fail, Why Aren’t the American People? In response to the disclosure that the Fed bailed out the Wall Street aristocracy, Huffington Post reports: “It is a classic case of moral hazard,” Dimitri Papadimitriou, … Continue reading

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Radiation Will Pollute the Area Around Chernobyl For 5 to 10 Times Longer Than Models Predicted – Between 180 and 320 Years

Radiation Will Plague Chernobyl for Hundreds of Years The radioactive half life of cesium 137 is usually 30 years. But scientists at the Savannah River National Laboratory say that the cesium at Chernobyl will persist in the environment between 5 … Continue reading

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Libya War: Gaddafi Falls … But Why Did We Invade In The First Place?

  Now that the Libyan “rebels” have taken Tripoli, and Gaddafi’s days are quickly ending, it’s time to take stock about the meaning behind the war, and why we’re really there. A War For Oil and Gold? Initially, many say … Continue reading

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I-N-S-O-L-V-E-N-T: Citigroup Was In Debt To The Fed 7 Out Of Every 10 Days From August 2007 Through April 2010

Bloomberg notes, in an article entitled “Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2T in Loans”: Citigroup was in debt to the Fed on seven out of every 10 days from August 2007 through April 2010, the most frequent U.S. borrower among the … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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By Choosing The Big Banks Over The Little Guy, The Government Is Dooming BOTH

  Should Government Help the Little Guy or the Big Banks? If the government is going to give anyone money, giving it to the little guy is arguably more fair than giving money to Wall Street fatcats. Moreover, as Steve … Continue reading

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Photos: Oil At BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf Spill Site

BP Gulf Oil Spill: Leaking Again? I noted on Thursday that billion dollar verdict winner trial attorney Stuart Smith alleges that his contacts say BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well is leaking again. Smith notes today: Hours after we posted our … Continue reading

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D.C. is Like a Separate Country … One Which Couldn’t Care Less About The American People

D.C. Has A Different Economy From The Rest of America Jason Linkins reports that D.C. is the only place where people think the economy is just dandy, since that’s where the politicos, lobbyists, and people looking for big handouts live: … Continue reading

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What WordPress Template Should We Use?

We have received a wonderful offer from an SEO expert to help migrate the website over to WordPress. Because we have the collective design skills of a blind mole, we’d be grateful if you could point us towards a WordPress … Continue reading

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You Are NOT Authorized to Watch This Video … Do NOT LOOK!

youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw Well, since you looked, here’s some more information.

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Fukushima Worker On Camera: “The Holes And Cracks In The Ground Are Terrifying”

Watch the following video of a Fukushima worker saying: The holes and cracks in the ground are terrifying. See this for background. Hat tip: EneNews.com.

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Amazing Science Breakthroughs

Incredible Science Discoveries It has been an amazing month for science: MIT researchers have succeeded in printing solar panels onto any piece of paper Scientists at MIT have designed a drug that can cure virtually any viral infection. Scientists at … Continue reading

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Corruption At The Top Leads To Lawlessness By The People

Economist Noted 150 Years Ago That Corruption At the Top Leads to Lawlessness By The People I’ve repeatedly noted that corruption at the top leads to lawlessness by the people. William K. Black – Associate Professor of Economics and Law … Continue reading

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Ron Paul “Just Think Of All Those Troops Spending All That Money Back At Home!”

Many economists have demonstrated that – contrary to commonly-accepted myth – war is actually bad for the economy. Ron Paul gives yet another reason to bring the troops home: Just think of all those troops spending all that money back … Continue reading

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The Real Reason the SEC Has Been Shredding Documents For Decades

  SEC Attorney Reveals that Agency Has Shredded Documents for Decades to Cover Up Wall Street Fraud What should we make of the new revelations by Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Darcy Flynn (background here, here and here) that the … Continue reading

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“The Whole World Will Be Exposed From The Radiation From Fukushima”

Physicist Michio Kaku appeared on 60 Minutes (the Australian edition), and said: The whole world will be exposed from the radiation from Fukushima. [The Japanese people] are guinea pigs, absolute human guinea pigs. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr2PmjdpLqM] In fact, radiation experts say … Continue reading

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Gold Will Crash As Soon As the Economy Stabilizes. But the Government Hasn’t Done Anything to Stabilize the Economy … And So The Economy Won’t Recover – And Gold Will Rise – For Years

While I’ve written complicated 10-factor essays on why gold prices will rise (like this and this), my basic argument for gold is very simple. People buy gold during periods of volatility, uncertainty, distrust of government and risk aversion. See this, … Continue reading

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“Vermont Health Officials Say Radioactive Tritium From The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Has Reached The Connecticut River” … Governor Is “Very Concerned”

The Boston Herald reports: Vermont health officials say radioactive tritium from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has reached the Connecticut River. Dr. Harry Chen, the state health commissioner, said late Wednesday that samples of water taken July 18 and July … Continue reading

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BP’s Gulf Oil Well May Be Leaking AGAIN: “The Oil May Be Coming From Cracks And Fissures In The Seafloor Caused By The Work BP Did During Its Failed Attempts To Cap The Runaway Macondo Well – And That Type Of Leakage Can’t Be Stopped, Ever”

As I noted last year, the seafloor under BP’s leaking Gulf oil well cracked, and could leak for years. Successful New Orleans attorney Stuart Smith – lead counsel in a lawsuit that resulted in a $1.056 billion dollar verdict against … Continue reading

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Roubini: “Gold, Like US Treas Yields, Is Pricing Risk That We Go Into Another Deflationary Depression & Global Financial Meltdown, Not Inflation”

Gold Soars On Fear of Deflationary Depression Well-known economist Nouriel Roubini tweets: Thus gold, like US Treas yields, is pricing risk that we go into another deflationary depression & global financial meltdown, not inflation As MarketWatch writes: Gold futures on … Continue reading

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Chavez Nationalizes Venezuela’s Gold Industry, Recalls Hundreds of Tons of Gold Held Abroad, May Cause a Scramble for Physical Gold From JP Morgan and Others

The two biggest stories of the day – in case you missed them – were that Venezuelan president Chavez is nationalizing the country’s gold industry, and he’s recalling hundreds of tons of gold held in European banks back to Venezuela. … Continue reading

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U.S. Knew Within Days that Fukushima Had Melted Down

I noted in May that that International Atomic Energy Agency knew within weeks of the Japanese earthquake that the reactors had melted down … but the public was not told for a month and a half. I pointed out in … Continue reading

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Radiation Expert: Huge Quantities of Radiation Are Still Being Released from Fukushima … And Radiation Levels In Some Parts of Tokyo Are Higher than In the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Huge Quantities of Radiation Are Still Being Released By Fukushima Radiation expert Dr. Chris Busby says that huge quantities of radiation – 1013 or 10 trillion becquerels per hour – are still being released from Fukushima. This is down slightly … Continue reading

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