Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dangerous Crossroads. A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario?

Cross-Posted from Global Research. by Michel Chossudovsky “In order to facilitate the action of liberative (sic) forces, …a special effort should be made to eliminate certain key individuals. …[to] be accomplished early in the course of the uprising and intervention, … Continue reading

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Actual Video of UN Weapons Inspectors Examining Syrian Chemical Weapon Rockets

The Obama administration tried to prevent UN inspections of the chemical attack. It failed, although the weapons inspectors were forced to leave a day early. The real question is whether the U.S. will wait for the results of the tests, … Continue reading

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Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media

Redditors Furious It’s bad enough that the government censors and manipulates social media. But Reddit, Facebook, Digg, Youtube and other social media sites have long censored content as well. For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content … Continue reading

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Experts: U.S. Case that Syrian Government Responsible for Chemical Weapons Is Weak

Intelligence Experts Around the Globe Are Sounding the Alarm that the Justification for Intervention Is Far from Established Huffington Post reports: Intelligence experts around the globe are sounding the alarm that the justification for intervention is far from established. *** … Continue reading

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French Oppose War Against Syria

But Government Ignores Them The French people – like the Americans – oppose war against Syria. Agence France-Presse and the Local reported yesterday: On the same day France dispatched a ship towards Syria a survey conducted by IFOP for Le … Continue reading

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If You Like Obama’s Presidency, You’ll Love Hillary’s, But Her Two Foreign-Policy Catastrophes as Sec. of State Suggest There Should Be Dem. Pres. Primaries in 2016

Guest post by Eric Zuesse. The same Wall Street bailout, no-cops-on-the-mega-bank-beat, people who benefited from Barack Obama’s policies, are now moving lockstep behind the rapidly assembling Presidential campaign banner of Hillary Clinton. On August 29th, the Washington Post headlined “Pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities … Continue reading

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U.S. Started Backing Syrian Opposition YEARS BEFORE the Uprising Started

The American Government’s Narrative that “We Must Stop Assad Because He’s Brutally Crushing a Spontaneous Popular Uprising” is False The civil war in Syria started in March 2011. And see this. However, the U.S. has been funding the Syrian opposition … Continue reading

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More than 150 Congress Members Demand Vote on Syria

Is Obama the President … or the “Concluder”? Politico notes: Already Thursday, more than 150 members of Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria without a congressional vote. House members circulated two separate letters circulated that were sent … Continue reading

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Syria War “Coalition” Dissolves: Britain, France, Canada and Most Other Countries Say NO to Syrian Attack

U.S. Is Isolated Britain, France, Canada, Nato, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the rest of the world have said no to a Syrian attack. The Arab League – which backed the war against Libya – has also  said no to an … Continue reading

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UK Parliament Rejects Syria War Same Day that Poll Shows Only 8% of Britons Support an Attack

UK Backs Away from War British Parliament has rejected war against Syria. A new Express Online poll shows that only 8% of Britons support war against Syria.  Polls by the Mirror and Sun confirm that Brits wholly oppose any military … Continue reading

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Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria

Evidence of “weapons of mass destruction” is “no slam dunk,” U.S. officials are saying this time around, reversing the claim made about Iraq by then-CIA director George Tenet. Opposition to a U.S.-led attack on Syria is growing rapidly in Europe … Continue reading

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The Wheels Just Came Off the Syria War Wagon

U.S. and British Intelligence Officials Admit they Don’t Know Whether the Syrian Government Or Rebels Used Chemical Weapons A U.S. State Department spokesman admitted yesterday that the U.S. doesn’t know whether a low-level, rogue Syrian official is responsible for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Admits It Has No Idea WHO Carried Out Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

One Rogue, Low-Level Officer Could Have Carried Out Attack Even though the U.S. government claims that the Syrian government is the perpetrator of the chemical weapons attack, it admits that it has no idea who in the government ordered the … Continue reading

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Cheat Sheet On Syria

Events Are Moving Quickly In Syria … Here’s What You Need to Know The U.S. is about to attack Syria. Here’s what you need to know: Bombing Syria will only strengthen the hardliners … and harm America’s national security. The … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media Cheerleads for Syria War … But Overwhelming Majority of Comments Are Against It

Propaganda War Is Failing The media’s reporting on Syria has been as terrible as it was on Iraq.  Indeed, the mainstream media and gatekeeper alternative media are always pro-war. The majority of mainstream articles are lamely trying to justify bombing … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Copies Bush’s Sidelining of Weapons Inspectors In Iraq

Debunking U.S. Claims about UN Weapons Inspections In Syria One of John Kerry’s main arguments for bombing Syria is that the Assad government stalled and delayed UN weapons inspectors: Our sense of basic humanity is offended not only by this … Continue reading

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The Leveraged Buyout of America

Guest post by Ellen Brown, http://www.WebofDebt.com. Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of … Continue reading

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Actual Video Footage of Syrian REBELS Launching Chemical Weapons?

World Net Daily describes the video as follows: A video posted on YouTube, embedded below, shows Free Syrian Army, or FSA, rebel forces launching a Sarin gas attack on a Syrian village. Another video posted on YouTube shows what appears … Continue reading

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World Opinion Opposed to War Against Syria

Majorities In UK, Germany, US and Elsewhere Oppose Strike Everyone knows that the American public is overwhelmingly opposed to war against Syria. But Americans are not alone. A new poll by The Sun shows that Brits oppose a missile strike … Continue reading

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Syria Chemical Weapons Video

Actual Video Footage of Syrian REBELS Launching Chemical Weapons? World Net Daily describes the video as follows: A video posted on YouTube, embedded below, shows Free Syrian Army, or FSA, rebel forces launching a Sarin gas attack on a Syrian … Continue reading

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Bombing Syria Will Only STRENGTHEN the Hardliners

From the Shooting-Ourselves-In-the-Foot Department The Wall Street Journal notes: A U.S. attack on Syria would likely dash expectations of progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran and undermine new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s call for improving relations with the West, diplomats … Continue reading

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The Market Has Spoken: A Syrian War Would Suck

Will War Against Syria Trigger Another Recession? A war against Syria would be the least popular war in American history. The market doesn’t like it either, and has voted with its wallet. The Dow, FTSE, Japanese, Canadian and other stock markets … Continue reading

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War Against Syria Would Be The Least Popular War In American History

Far Less Support than All Recent Wars … Even Less Popular than the King of England During the Revolutionary War Slate and Infowars both ask with the Syrian War is the least popular war in American history. They point to … Continue reading

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The U.S. Has Repeatedly Falsely Accused Others of Chemical and Biological Weapons Use

Shouldn’t We Be Cautious … Given the Repeated Bogus Claims? In 1981, the U.S. accused the Soviets of supplying chemical weapons to Communist states in Vietnam and Laos for use in counterinsurgency warfare. It turned out that the “yellow rain” … Continue reading

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The U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10 Years

Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons We condemn all use of chemical weapons. But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here, here, here. Israeli also used white phosphorous … Continue reading

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There Was 500 Percent More Support for the Iraq War than a Syrian War

Americans Aren’t Buying It Everyone knows that the Iraq war was a mistake. Before the Iraq war started,  60% of the American public backed the war. Even if the U.N. Security Council had rejected a resolution paving the way for … Continue reading

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Inspectors In Syria Forbidden From Finding Out WHO Used Chemical Weapons, Only IF They Were Used

The Fix Is In The Wall Street Journal reports: “The [weapons inspection] team must be able to conduct a full, thorough and unimpeded investigation,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday night. However, the team is only mandated to determine … Continue reading

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Secretary of State John Kerry Announces Chemical Weapons Unacceptable on SAME DAY that It’s Revealed America Helped Saddam Use Chemical Weapons

From the Do-What-We-Say-Not-What-We-Do Department On the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry announces that we have to bomb Syria because the use of chemical weapons violate international rules, it was revealed that CIA files prove that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Because the Last “Humanitarian” War Turned Out SO WELL …

Iraq, Libya … Syria Everyone knows that U.S. claims about Iraq turned out to be false, and that Iraq is now a mess. And the Iraq war pretty much destroyed the U.S. economy. America’s last “humanitarian” war – in Libya … Continue reading

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Americans Would Rather Get a Root Canal or a Colonoscopy than Launch War Against Syria

Americans Are Sick of War We noted last month than Congress is less popular than North Korea, cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, traffic jams, used car salesmen, Genghis Khan, Communism, BP during the Gulf oil spill, Nixon during Watergate or … Continue reading

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Media’s Reporting on Syria as Terrible as It Was on Iraq

After Giving Mea Culpas for Horrible Iraq Coverage, Media Does the Exact Same Thing On Syria Preface: We wrote this in May. Media coverage has gotten even worse since then. Common Dreams notes: Former New York Times’ executive editor Bill … Continue reading

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TRYING TO STAY SANE IN AN INSANE WORLD – PART 3

In Part 1 of this article I documented the insane remedies prescribed by the mad banker scientists presiding over this preposterous fiat experiment since they blew up the lab in 2008. In Part 2 I tried to articulate why the … Continue reading

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Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?

Demand that Fish Be Tested for Radiation Preface:  This post discusses both evidence and theories which need to be tested.  It is a starting point for discussion … not a definitive statement on the science.   The bottom line is that … Continue reading

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Zombies Needed for Drone Terror

Even with All the Pro-War Propaganda, The Air Force Can’t Find Enough Drone Pilots Guest Post by Kevin Ryan: Dig Within. The U.S. Air Force is complaining that it cannot find enough drone pilots. Of course, there are plenty of kids … Continue reading

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Americans Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention In Syria’s Civil War and Believe Washington Should Stay Out of the Conflict EVEN IF Reports That Syria’s Government Used Deadly Chemicals to Attack Civilians Are Confirmed

The Gruesome Pictures Out of Syria May Actually Be Hardening Many Americans’ Resolve Not To Get Involved In Another Conflict In the Middle East A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds: Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe … Continue reading

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Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

“U.S. prepares for possible retaliatory strike against Syria,” announces a Los Angeles Times headline, even though Syria has not attacked the United States or any of its occupied territories or imperial forces and has no intention to do so. Quoth … Continue reading

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Experts Doubt Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims

Preliminary Evidence Indicates that the Syrian Government Did NOT Launch a Chemical Weapon Attack Against Its People CBS News reports that the U.S. is finalizing plans for war against Syria – and positioning ships to launch cruise missiles against the … Continue reading

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Low Level Radiation: Deadly … Or Harmless?

Cutting through the Misinformation In response to the news that mass quantities of highly-radioactive water are flowing from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean – and that the radioactivity is spreading to North America – the usual suspects are saying that … Continue reading

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The Gainesville 8 and a Nixonized World

A 40-year reunion is being planned for the end of this month in Gainesville, Fla., of the Gainesville 8.  Sadly, Richard Nixon won’t be able to join them, although his presidential library has just released more audio recordings of his … Continue reading

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You Won’t BELIEVE the Upshot of BP’s Gulf Oil Spill

Background here, here and here.

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West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation

Radiation Levels Will Concentrate in Pockets In Baja California and Other West Coast Locations An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America: The leg of the Gyre closest to … Continue reading

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Exclusive Video of British Spies Destroying the Guardian’s Computer to Try to Stop Spy Stories

Background. Hat tip.

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Biting Our Tongues Doesn’t Keep Us Safe … It Only INCREASES Danger In the Long Run

First They Came … Preface: German pastor Martin Niemöller initially supported Hitler. But he later opposed him, and was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp for years. Niemöller learned the hard way that keep your head down doesn’t keep one … Continue reading

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CIA Admits It Helped Overthrow the Democratically Elected Government of Iran in 1953

CIA Hired People to Impersonate Enemies and Commit Terrorism The news that the CIA has admitted that it helped overthrow Iran’s democratically elected president in 1953 has gone viral. In reality, the CIA admitted that a long time ago.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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Apology to Canada from Your Southern Neighbor

Secession first he would put down Wholly and forever, And afterwards from Britain’s crown He Canada would sever. Yankee Doodle, keep it up, Yankee Doodle dandy. Mind the music and the step and with the girls be handy! I don’t … Continue reading

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Time’s Senior National Correspondent Calls for Julian Assange to be Killed by Drone

Government Deals with Embarrassing Information By Targeting Whistleblowers … and Journalists Time Magazine’s senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald tweeted tonight: I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out [Wikileaks founder] Julian Assange What should … Continue reading

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Detroit: Government Chooses Big Banks Over the American People Once Again

Government Sides with the Big Banks Every Time Ellen Brown noted recently that Detroit is yet another example of the government choosing big banks over the American people: The argument for the super-priority of derivative claims [background] is that nonpayment on … Continue reading

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You Won’t BELIEVE What’s Going On with Government Spying on Americans

New Revelations Are Breaking Every Day Revelations about the breathtaking scope of government spying are coming so fast that it’s time for an updated roundup: Just weeks after NSA boss Alexander said that a review of NSA spying found not … Continue reading

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Spy on Me, I’m Innocent!

You’ve heard people say they want to be spied on, as long as it means that other people will be spied on too.  I know you’ve heard people say this, and which people it was, and how your face looked … Continue reading

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Man … Bird … Dolphin?

Skip to 2:20: $6,600 (jet ski not included). If you like adventure, watch this and this.

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Copyright Infringement Is Being Treated as Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism Gone Crazy Top American security experts say that using “anti-terror” powers to go after non-terrorism related activities hurts our national security. A good example is copyright infringement. The Patriot Act has been invoked in connection with copyright infringement … … Continue reading

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Wacky Animals

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Top Security Expert: Treating EVERYONE Like a Potential Terrorist Weakens Our Ability to Protect America

Mission Creep Is Weakening Counter-Terror Efforts Bruce Schneier is an internationally-recognized security expert who regularly writes for CNN, Wired and other publications. Schneier’s blog was just listed by Time as one of the 25 best blogs in the world. Schneier … Continue reading

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Israel Joins Most of the World In Banning Water Fluoridation

America is the Odd Man Out On July 29, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that Israel must stop adding fluoride into public water supplies in one year, following a a decision on fluoride’s potential toxicity to humans by … Continue reading

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A New Holiday Is Being Created for Peace

When I wrote When the World Outlawed War, I was struck by the significance of a forgotten day, a day matching the description in the 1950 folk song that begins “Last night I had the strangest dream . . . … Continue reading

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Screaming in Bradley Manning’s Trial

I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning’s trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion.  I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock … Continue reading

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Letting Tepco “Clean Up” Fukushima Is Like Letting a Murderer Do Brain Surgery On a VIP

In 3 Months, Do We Want to Entrust U.S. “National Security” and Perhaps Even “Human Survival” In the Northern Hemisphere to These Guys? If an incompetent doctor killed numerous patients doing routine surgery – and then lied and tried to … Continue reading

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Scientists Gain New Insight Into Climate Change … And What To Do About It

Frack That “Clean natural gas” from fracking has been touted for years as a cure for global warming. But scientists say that fracking pumps out a lot of methane … into both our drinking water and the environment. Methane is … Continue reading

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Is Government Just Spying Like a Giant Peeping Tom … Or Is It Actively USING that Information in Mischievous Ways?

Favoring “Friends” and Harassing “Enemies” … Propaganda … Cyber-Warfare … Track ‘Em and Whack ‘Em You know that the NSA and other government agencies are spying on all Americans. But is the government just passively spying on us like some … Continue reading

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Obama’s Campaign to Glorify the War on Vietnam

Wars exist because lies are told about past wars. When President Obama escalated the war on Afghanistan, he revived virtually every known lie about the war on Iraq, from the initial WMD BS to the “surge.”  While Americans remain unfathomably … Continue reading

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Obama Appoints Fox to Investigate Spying In the Henhouse

Spymaster Clapper to Lead Investigation into Spying When Obama announced last Friday that he’d reform NSA spying, we documented that it wasn’t wise to trust him. Friday, Obama promised an independent group or experts would investigate spying: We’re forming a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Is Using Obviously Faulty Models to Pretend Crumbling Nuclear Reactors Are Safe

Ignoring Basic Engineering Science Puts Us All At Risk Faulty assumptions by America’s financial regulators led to the 2008 crash … and many other disastrous results. Similarly, America’s main nuclear regulator – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission –   made numerous assumptions … Continue reading

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The Secret GOOD NEWS from Fukushima

Fukushima Proved that Dry Casks Work Many bad secrets have been revealed about Fukushima. For example: Plant operator Tepco just admitted that it’s known for 2 years that massive amounts of radioactive water are leaking into the groundwater and Pacific … Continue reading

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The Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks

Guest post by Ellen Brown: http://www.WebofDebt.com The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model … Continue reading

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Her Name Is Jody Williams

Jody Williams’ new book is called My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize, and it’s a remarkable story by a remarkable person.  It’s also a very well-told autobiography, including in the early … Continue reading

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Proof that the Government Spies On ALL AMERICANS

Despite Lame Protestations to the Contrary by the Government … The Guardian, New York Times, the ACLU and others have shredded the claim that the U.S. government doesn’t spy on Americans. But since Obama, top NSA brass, and a handful … Continue reading

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9/11 Commission Chairs: NSA Spying Has Gone Way Too Far

The Real Experts Agree: Spying Is Out of Control The co-chairs of the 9/11 commission – Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton – wrote recently: The NSA’s metadata program was put into place with virtually no public debate, a worrisome precedent … Continue reading

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Obama Says He’ll “Reform” NSA Spying … Should We Believe Him?

Let’s Look at the Track Record President Obama just announced that he’s making “reforms” to the NSA spying program. Should we believe him? Obama’s claim this week that the government doesn’t spy on Americans is totally false.  Not only is … Continue reading

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Past Wars on Indians Aren’t Even Past

Hammer in hand, one sees nails everywhere. Successful unpunished genocide at home in hand, the Pentagon sees Indian Country on six continents.  But don’t imagine the U.S. military is finished with the original Indian Country yet, including Native American reservations … Continue reading

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The Missiles That Brought Down TWA Flight 800

If the U.S. public began to raise a fuss about U.S. missile strikes that blow up large numbers of civilians at wedding parties abroad, it’s not beyond the realm of the imaginable that the U.S. government would begin blaming the … Continue reading

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Counter-Terror Experts: Government’s Mass Surveillance Program – And Justifications – Are So Dumb They’re “Crazy Pants”

President Obama said last night that the government doesn’t spy on Americans: A handful of congress critters – who rake in the dough by acting as apologists for the NSA – say that spying is necessary to protect American from … Continue reading

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U.S. Government May – On a Whim – Label ANY American a Terrorist

Government Blurs the Lines Between Bad Guys and Average Americans Former NSA boss Michael Hayden compared privacy advocates to terrorists: “If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and brings him back here to the United States for trial, what … Continue reading

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President Obama: “The Odds of Dying In a Terrorist Attack Are a Lot LOWER than They Are of Dying In a Car Accident”

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism President Obama said last night: He’s right. The Jewish Daily Forward noted in May that – even including the people killed in the … Continue reading

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28th Amendment: The “Corporate Firewall Amendment”

  Reader DecentralizedScutinizer proposes the following outline for a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution (edited for readability): 28th Amendment (aka Corporate Firewall Amendment) Corporations are not persons and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress … Continue reading

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Official: Tepco Plan Could Cause Fukushima Reactor Buildings to “Topple”

Japan’s Nuclear Accident Response Director Warns that Tepco’s Actions Might Cause Reactor Buildings to Collapse Tepco’s ill-considered efforts to change soil permeability and water flow have caused severe problems at the site … including highly radioactive groundwater bubbling up to … Continue reading

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Harry Truman and Memory of Mass Murder

Harry Truman spoke in the U.S. Senate on June 23, 1941: “If we see that Germany is winning,” he said, “we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them … Continue reading

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Now Two States Pursue Truly Affordable Education

Maryland may soon join Oregon in exploring solutions to the crisis of student debt and unaffordable education. Education is supposed to be a human right.  But the United States puts people into deep debt to pay for it.  Short of … Continue reading

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Website Outage

  No, we haven’t received the Michael Hastings or Barrett Brown treatment. Due to mysterious technical reasons (involving MySQL), our web host unceremoniously yanked the site. We’ve now upgraded to a more expensive package. Any Paypal or Bitcoin donations would … Continue reading

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Is the Government Exaggerating the Threat of Terror for Political Reasons?

No, the New Terror Threat Doesn’t Justify Mass Spying on Americans The congressmen who take the most money from the military-industrial complex – I mean uber-hawks – like Lindsey Graham and Saxby Chambliss say that the new terror warning shows … Continue reading

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American Nuclear Industry Suffers a Meltdown

American Nuclear Power Fizzles Even though the American government has done everything possible to encourage nuclear power – by wholly subsidizing nuclear power, reducing safety standards after Fukushima, forcing Japan to re-start its nuclear program, covering up the severity of … Continue reading

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2 Weeks Ago, a Huge Solar Flare Almost Knocked Out Power Nationwide … Which Could Have Caused Nuclear Meltdowns from Coast-to-Coast

Whew … That Was Close We’ve sounded the alarm for years that a large solar flare – like the one we had in 1859 – could cause worldwide nuclear meltdowns … and numerous other problems. 2 weeks ago, we just … Continue reading

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Global Hot Spots

Remarks at the War Resisters League’s 90th Year Convention at Georgetown University, August 2, 2013. Videos here. Congratulations on 90 years! The War Resisters League is almost as old as the Espionage Act and may outlast it yet. So I … Continue reading

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John Kerry Needs an Intervention

If John Kerry was beating his children and promising to stop “very very soon” and then explaining that he meant “very very soon” in a geological sense, he’d be forced to resign his office. If we even discovered that John … Continue reading

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Flat Out Lies By the Government About Spying

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NSA Whistleblowers: NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication

Anyone Who Says the Government Only Spies On Metadata Is Sadly Mistaken PBS interviewed NSA whistleblowers William Binney and Russell Tice this week. Binney is the NSA’s former director of global digital data, and a 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded … Continue reading

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4 Out of 5 Americans Face Joblessness, Poverty

Rampant Inequality – Which Destroys Economies – Skyrockets to the Highest Levels In History Associated Press reports that around 80 percent of all Americans deal with joblessness, near poverty, or reliance on welfare at some point in their lives. AP … Continue reading

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Vicious beyond imagination: US endless wars, debt, lies

vi·cious [vish-uhs] adjective. 1. addicted to or characterized by vice; grossly immoral; depraved; profligate. 2. given or readily disposed to evil. 3. reprehensible; blameworthy; wrong: a vicious deception. 4. spiteful; malicious: a vicious attack. 1% “leaders” in government, economics, and … Continue reading

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The Lamest Excuse Yet for Spying

Obama Says We Need Mass NSA Spying to Count the Horses After They’ve Left the Barn We have extensively documented that the government’s mass surveillance doesn’t keep us safe, that it hasn’t prevented terror attacks, and that it is being … Continue reading

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You Won’t BELIEVE What’s Going On at Fukushima Right Now

Tepco Has No Idea How to Stabilize the Reactors You’ve heard bad news about Fukushima recently. But it’s worse than you know. The Wall Street Journal notes that radiation levels outside the plant are likely higher than inside the reactor: … Continue reading

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CNN Breaks the Benghazi Story Wide Open

Bipartisan Cover-Up Is Unraveling We’ve extensively documented that the bigger story behind the murder of ambassador Chris Stevens at the Benghazi embassy in Libya is that the embassy was the center of U.S. efforts to arm jihadis in Syria who … Continue reading

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