Author Archives: George

Covering the Leaking Reactors At Fukushima With Tents Will Only INCREASE Global Exposure to Radiation

Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Will Be Spread By Use of Tents When I first heard that Tepco will place large tents over its leaking Fukushima reactors, I reacted with derision, as did Tyler Durden: Artist’s impression of this latest Japanese venture: … Continue reading

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There Are More Slaves Today Than At Any Point In Human History

More Slaves Today Than Ever Before In History You would assume that – as messed up as things may be today – at least there is not widespread slavery, as in ancient Egypt or the American south. But as Time … Continue reading

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Despite The Ongoing Efforts To Cover Up The Scope Of The Disasters, New Videos Prove That All Is Not Well At Fukushima … Or The BP Oil Spill Site

Despite the ongoing efforts to cover up the scope of the disasters, new videos prove that all is not well in Fukushima … or the BP oil spill site. A strange flash was observed at the Fukushima nuclear power plant: … Continue reading

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Labor Day Has Been Rendered Completely Meaningless (Happy Serf Day)

Labor Day … Or Serf Day? As I noted in 2008: A highly-regarded economist (Michael Hudson, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the … Continue reading

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When the Rich Get Richer, It DOESN’T Raise All Boats … It SINKS The Standard of Living For Everyone Else

I’ve repeatedly noted that rampant inequality destabilizes the economy as a whole, and actually causes depressions … but that government policy is increasing inequality. I’ve also pointed out that no one – liberal or conservative – likes runaway inequality. Now, … Continue reading

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Back In The Saddle

I’m back from a week-long vacation with my family. Thanks to the wonderful guest posters for their great reporting. We’ll make guest posting a regular part of Washington’s Blog, and we’ll also get back to writing ourselves.

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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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