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As The Middle Class Evaporates, Global Oligarchs Plan Their Escape Form The Impoverished Pleb Masses

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The middle class has shrunk consistently over the past half-century. Until 2000, the reason was primarily because more Americans moved up the income ladder. But since then, the reason has shifted: There … Continue reading

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Handcuffs, Leg Shackles and Tasers: The New Face of Punishment in the Public Schools

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “In many parts of the country, teachers are viewed as beyond reproach, much like doctors, police officers, or clergy … and, therefore, are rarely challenged about … Continue reading

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The REAL Terror Threat

Worse Than Islamic Radicals? While Islamic terrorists are scary, other threats are much more dangerous. For example, while the government has hyped the threat of terrorists causing a power outage, the numbers tell a different story: (Background.) Why isn’t Homeland … Continue reading

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Western Politicians and Media Rush To Issue Tributes To King That Led The World In Beheadings, Whipped Bloggers For Criticism & Banned Women From Driving

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dead at 90 American politicians and mainstream media are falling all over themselves praising the late Saudi King Abdullah. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom & vision. US has lost a friend & Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 25 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

And Obama Is Arguably More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined. This administration has also obtained much longer jail sentences against whistleblowers than previous presidents. … Continue reading

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Top Counter-Terrorism Agency: Citizens Should Be Armed To Stop Terror Attacks

Head of International Police Agency:  Arming Citizens May Be the Best Way to Stop Terrorists The head of the world’s international police agency (Interpol) – which is very active in counter-terror efforts – said last October that arming citizens might … Continue reading

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Ukraine Attacks Bus and Trolley in Center of Donetsk

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. This morning January 22nd at 8:30 local time in Donetsk the Ukrainian army fired what appear to be 82mm shells at buses and trolleys near the center of the city. The … Continue reading

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This Is How The US Government Convinces A Newspaper To Kill A Story

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Under President George W. Bush, the White House urged reporters to withhold accounts about many of the most contentious aspects in the war on terrorism: the existence of a secret prison in Thailand, … Continue reading

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The MH17 Boeing Bus Disaster – The Propaganda War Goes Ballistic

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. On January 13th in Volnovaha, Donetsk 11 people were killed in what looked like a spectacular rocket attack. Video footage from the scene showed how deadly a Grad rocket (Hail) attack … Continue reading

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No, the American People DON’T Support Torture

Were Widely-Publicized Polls Misleading? We reported last month that Americans support torture … because they don’t know the facts. But it turns out that Americans’ view on torture may be more nuanced than that. As several professors reported on December … Continue reading

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Poll: People All Over the World Blame Bad Government Policy for Runaway Inequality

Big Corporations Are Only Part of the Problem … We’ve extensively documented that runaway inequality is one of the main threats to economic stability … and peace. And we’ve shown that we’ve now got king-and-serf levels of inequality … and … Continue reading

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Even Central Bankers Now Admit QE Doesn’t Work

Even As European Central Bank Is Set to Unleash a Massive Round of Quantitative Easing, Central Bank Heads Admit QE Doesn’t Work The former head of the Bank of England – Mervyn King – said today that more QE will … Continue reading

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The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won’t Hear from the Politicians)

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Oligarch Recovery: Majority Of Public School Students Are In Poverty For First Time In 50 Years

Submitted by Mike krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, “When they first come in my door in the morning, the first thing I do is an inventory of immediate needs: Did you eat? Are you clean? A big part of my … Continue reading

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Islamic State Has Tripled Its Territory In Syria Since U.S. Started Airstrikes

The following Wall Street Journal graphic shows that ISIS has more than tripled the amount of territory it holds in Syria since the U.S. started bombing: Heck of a job, guys … just brilliant! Mission accomplished, fellas?

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Why Did the Air Force’s Top Officials at the Pentagon Delay Responding to the 9/11 Attacks?

By Shoestring. The immediate response to the 9/11 attacks of dozens of the most senior U.S. Air Force officials at the Pentagon who were together in a meeting when the attacks began appears to have been far from what we … Continue reading

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There Are More Blacks Under Correctional Control Today Than In 1850 Slaveholding America … More Are In Jail Than In Apartheid South Africa … And More Are Disenfranchised Than The Year The Constitutional Amendment Giving Blacks the Right To Vote Was Ratified

Blacks Possess Drugs Less Frequently Than Whites, But Are Put In Prison Much More Frequently – And For Much Longer – Than Whites The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world … higher than Russia, China, Saudi … Continue reading

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Stunning Terrorism Statistics that Nobody Wants You to Know

Terrorists, Counter-Terror “Experts”, and Governments Are All Motivated to Cover Up the Facts Experts say that  terrorists are strongly motivated –  for two reasons – to exaggerate their abilities to inflict damage: (1)  Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence … Continue reading

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Authoritarians Use Paris Terror Attack As Excuse for Power Grab

In the Wake of French Terror, Governments Demand More Mass Surveillance In the wake of the terror attack on the publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris, governments from around the world are calling for increased surveillance. But top security experts agree … Continue reading

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From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means If 2014 was the year of militarized … Continue reading

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For Sale To The Highest Bidder – How Middle Eastern Governments Are Buying Off The US Political Process

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The quaint notion that the U.S. political system remotely resembles either a Republic or a Democracy should have been abandoned long ago. Any lingering illusions were surely extinguished last year, when an academic … Continue reading

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Poroshenko and Harf Shift Blame in Bus Tragedy to Justify Kiev Atrocity

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. On January 13th 12 Ukrainian passengers on a bus in Ukraine heading toward Donetsk in Ukraine’s breakaway Donbass region were killed in an explosion near the Ukrainian town of Volnovaha. Ten … Continue reading

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When The Camera Lies: Our Surveillance Society Needs A Dose Of Integrity To Be Reliable

By Joshua Gans, University of Toronto and Steve Mann, University of Toronto At this moment, there are likely many eyes on you. If you are reading this article in a public place, a surveillance camera might be capturing your actions … Continue reading

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Bandera – The Legacy of Self-Loathing Nazis in America Part 2 The NYT Attempt to Call a Coup a Failure

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Why does the New York Times which is one of the most prestigious media outlets in the world think it can change world history in front of your eyes by calling … Continue reading

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There Are More Slaves Today Than Ever Before In Human History

And Even Slaves Had More Equality Than Many “Free People” Today Pope Francis rang in the New Year by calling on people to work together to end slavery: All of us are called to be free, all are called to … Continue reading

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FBI Counter-Terrorism Expert: ISIS Likely Did NOT Hack Centcom … Anonymous Collective: Centcom Hackers Were In MARYLAND

Cyber Caliphate … Or Digital Diversion? Centcom’s Twitter and Youtube accounts were allegedly hacked by ISIS today. But former high-level FBI counter-terrorism agent Ali Soufan tweets, “I doubt they are ISIS… ISIS never calls themselves ISIS“: Interesting. I doubt they … Continue reading

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If Muslims Are Responsible for Muslim Terrorism …

If Muslims are responsible for Muslim terrorism, then … All Christians are responsible for Ku Klux Klan violence against African-Americans. And all Christians are responsible for the Norwegian terrorist who murdered 77 civilians. And all Christians are responsible for the … Continue reading

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Bandera – The Legacy of Self-Loathing Nazis in America Part 1

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Stepan Bandera’s 106th birthday celebration passed on New Year’s day 2015 and the question of what it means in Ukraine is front and center again. Are there really nazis in Ukraine … Continue reading

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How to Beat Terrorism: Stop Making the Same 7 Mistakes

The 7 Ways to Stop Terrorism In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attack, everyone is debating how to stop further terrorism. Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns … Continue reading

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Top Russian, American and Polish Leaders Warn that Continued Fighting In Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear War

The Stakes Are Too High Not to Negotiate Peace Former Soviet leader and Nobel prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev warned today that the battle in Ukraine could result in a nuclear war: “A war of this kind would unavoidably lead to … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Matrix: Enslaved By Technology & The Internet Of Things

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute.   “There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on … Continue reading

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Islam, Blasphemy and Free Speech: a Surprisingly Modern Conflict

By Ali Mamouri, Australian Catholic University From the fatwa on author Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the phenomenon of anti-blasphemy actions continues to be prominent in the Muslim world. At first glance, … Continue reading

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On The Verge Of The Next Economic Crisis, 62 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck

By Michael Snyder. Nearly two-thirds of all Americans are completely and totally unprepared for the next economic crisis.  As you will read about below, a new survey has found that only 38 percent of Americans have enough money on hand … Continue reading

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Muslim Policeman Died Defending the Right of French Cartoonists to Mock His Religion

Police Officer Ruthlessly Assassinated by Terrorist Was a Muslim You know the French policeman defending the French cartoonists who was ruthlessly killed by the terrorists? He was Muslim … The Atlantic notes: For a number of reasons, the death of … Continue reading

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The Pen is Mightier than the Terrorist … #Charlie Hebdo

Artwork by Anthony Freda More brilliant cartoons on the French terror attack.

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Muslims Everywhere Condemn Terror Attack

Condemnation Is Immediate and Global We’ve extensively documented that Muslims worldwide condemn ISIS. And see this. Slideshow by Adam Johnson Similarly, the condemnation of yesterday’s barbaric terrorist attack in Paris has been global and immediate.   Here’s a sampling of condemnation … Continue reading

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The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?

Governments from Around the World Admit They Do It Governments from around the world admit they’ve used the bully’s trick … attack first, and then blame the victim: Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in … Continue reading

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“The Proper Response to Today’s Tragic Events Should Be for EVERY Publication On The Planet To Print Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad”

What Should Be Done In the Wake of the French Terror Attack? We at Washington’s Blog have done as much as anyone to dispel the myth that all Muslims are terrorists. (Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). And … Continue reading

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“EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid”

By Ellen Brown. Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a “Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday” if they “vote wrong.” … Continue reading

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11 Predictions Of Economic Disaster In 2015 From Top Experts All Over The Globe

By Michael Snyder. Will 2015 be a year of financial crashes, economic chaos and the start of the next great worldwide depression?  Over the past couple of years, we have all watched as global financial bubbles have gotten larger and … Continue reading

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Obama Has Killed More People with Drones than Died On 9/11

Many Civilians Are Being Killed By Drones Law school teacher Marjorie Cohn – president of the National Lawyers Guild – writes: Obama has killed more people with drones than died on 9/11. Many of those killed were civilians, and only … Continue reading

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How Diverse Is U.S. Media Opinion?

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The Conflicts In Afghanistan and Iraq Were “The Most Expensive Wars In U.S. History” … and They’re Not Wrapped Up Yet

We’re In the Longest Continuous Period of War In U.S. History Time reported yesterday: A truer measure of the wars’ total costs pegs them at between $4 trillion and $6 trillion. This fuller accounting includes “long-term medical care and disability … Continue reading

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If Quantitative Easing Works, Why Has It Failed to Kick-Start Inflation?

QE Has Failed to Spark Inflation Quantitative easing (QE) was supposed to stimulate the economy and pull us out of deflation. But the third round of quantitative easing (“QE3″) in the U.S. failed to raise inflation expectations. And QE hasn’t … Continue reading

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The CIA and Other Government Agencies Have Long Used Propaganda Against the American People

The Government’s Been Deploying Propaganda On U.S. Soil for Many Years The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press: Wikipedia adds … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year! May 2015 bring health, prosperity, sanity and truth … and may we prevail against those who – knowingly or not – are wrecking our economy, our country and our world.

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We’ve Known for Over 2,000 Years that Torture Produces False Confessions

We’ve Known Since Ancient Rome that Torture Doesn’t Work In 72 BC  – 2,086 years ago – Cicero (the well-known Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist and consul)  pointed out that torture creates conditions of fear and desperate hope … Continue reading

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Even CIA Admits Torture Doesn’t Work

Even the Agency Which DID the Torture Says It Doesn’t Work Seton Hall Law School Professor Jonathan Hafetz made an important point today : CIA director, John O Brennan, admitted that the agency “has not concluded that it was the … Continue reading

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Big Banks Conspire with Giant Oil Company to Manipulate Currency Markets

Banks and Energy Companies Rig Currency Markets It has long been known that currency markets are massively rigged. And see this, this, and this. But the banks not only shared confidential information with each other … they also shared it … Continue reading

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Has the Largest Nuclear Plant In Europe – Located In Ukraine – Suffered a Major Accident?

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Investigative journalism requires asking questions in the face of potential cover-ups.  Guest writer George Eliason is asking question, and admitting both that (1) the reports are unconfirmed and (2) he doesn’t have the necessary expertise to … Continue reading

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FBI Busted Falsely Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack

I Hate North Korea’s Leaders … But They Didn’t Do It I hate North Korea’s leaders … They’re not only clowns sporting bad haircuts and weird clothes, but they live in luxury while the population literally starves. But the FBI’s official … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Kiev’s Official Starvation, Torture, Rape, and Murder

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Imagine a sign pinned to the podium on the floor of the US Senate that reads Ferguson will be ours! Pictured on it is an armored personnel carrier with the United … Continue reading

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Good News On Nuclear … For a Change

2 Pieces of Great News There are 2 pieces of very good news this week concerning nuclear power. Today, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was shut down. This is good news because Vermont Yankee was a very old reactor … Continue reading

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CIA Chief In Vietman : The Communists Learned from Their Torture Mistakes More Quickly than America Did From Ours

CIA Has Repeated Its Mistakes Again and Again I’m no fan of Communists. But it is interesting that Newsweek reports that the Communist Viet Cong learned from their torture mistakes … while the CIA didn’t: The Vietnamese agency’s review cited … Continue reading

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West Uses Anti-Terror Laws to Murder Farmers, Small-Time Drug Dealers and Low-Level Taliban Members

Poppy Farmers, Drug Couriers and Drug Dealers Targeted for Death by Drone Spiegel reported yesterday that drug dealers and low-level Taliban members were targeted for death by drone: NATO didn’t just target the Taliban leadership, but also eliminated mid- and … Continue reading

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The Zombiefication Of America

By Michael Snyder. Do you know people that seem like they have had their souls sucked out of them?  On dictionary.com, a “zombie” is defined as “the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and … Continue reading

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Senior U.S. Government Officials: Release the Full Torture Report

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers Call on Senator Udall to Release the Torture Report With permission from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. MEMORANDUM FOR: Senator Mark Udall FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Stopping Torture We, the undersigned are veteran intelligence officers … Continue reading

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Amazing Video: Stone Age Tribe’s First Contact with Modern Man

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‘Let Us Adore and Drink!’ A Brief History of Wine and Religion

By Robert Fuller, Bradley University In a letter to the Abbe Morellet in 1779, Benjamin Franklin mused that the strategic location of the elbow is proof that God desires us to drink wine. After all, had God placed the elbow … Continue reading

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The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword … The Information Bottleneck Has Been Broken

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The REAL Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas was a real, historical person. But he didn’t live in some snowy Northern place like the North Pole or Scandinavia. And he probably wasn’t fair-skinned with ruddy cheeks. He lived in the town of Myra – on the … Continue reading

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Did The Saudis And The US Collude In Dropping Oil Prices?

By Andrew Topf via OilPrice.com The oil price drop that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks has been framed almost exclusively in terms of oil market economics, with most media outlets blaming Saudi Arabia, through its OPEC Trojan horse, … Continue reading

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Latin America Has a Few Lessons for the US On Torture

By Andrew Self, La Trobe University The world quietly celebrated Human Rights Day (December 10) earlier this month. That week, two big, interrelated human rights events occurred. The first was the well-publicised revelations that America’s CIA ran and participated in … Continue reading

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“It’s Just A Matter of Time Before [Torture] Spills Back Into Domestic Territory. Historically, It Always Has”

War Always Comes Home Military and constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley notes: The cost of our torture program — and the failure to prosecute a single official for it (or the destruction of evidence and false statements revealed in its … Continue reading

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Drone Strikes: Are They Obama’s Enhanced Interrogation Techniques?

By Jeff Bachman, American University On November 24, two weeks before the Senate Intelligence Committee released its “torture report,” Reprieve, a UK-based human rights NGO, published the results of its latest investigation into President Obama’s drone strike program. While Obama … Continue reading

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Why the Bad Guys Keep Winning

How Come They Keeping Getting Away With It? Why do the bad guys keep getting away with it … even after getting caught again and again? Reason Number 1: Falling for the Big Fib People are wired to believe our … Continue reading

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Government: FBI’s Anthrax Investigation Flawed and Inaccurate

“No Firm Link Between the Mailed Anthrax Spores and a Sample Taken from Ivins’ Lab” CBS News Baltimore reports: Flawed and inaccurate. That’s what a 77-page report from the government calls the FBI’s research to investigate a series of anthrax … Continue reading

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There Is Hope In Understanding That A Great Economic Collapse Is Coming

By Michael Snyder. If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all?  I think … Continue reading

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CIA Wanted To Make Sure The People It Savagely Tortured Would Never Be Able to Tell Anyone

“We Need To Get Reasonable Assurances That [the Victim] Will Remain In Isolation And Incommunicado For The Remainder Of His Life” The Senate Torture Report notes: The interrogation team closed the [CIA] cable by stating: “regardless of which [disposition] option … Continue reading

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Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia? The Wales NATO  Summit in September has set the stage. Several military initiatives directed against the Russian Federation have been launched in the last few months including the conduct of war … Continue reading

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2 U.S. Government Agencies Say FBI’s Anthrax Case Is Full of Holes

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — Here is the GAO report released today, two years in the making, a study done for … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

By Ellen Brown. The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following … Continue reading

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We’ve Known for 1,700 Years that Torture Produces False Confessions

We’ve Known for Thousands of Years that Torture Doesn’t Work Mark Costanzo (Claremont McKenna professor of psychology) and Ellen Gerrity (Duke University professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) note in a study published in the journal Social Issues and Policy … Continue reading

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Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program “Counterproductive” … Obama Did It ANYWAY

Painting by Anthony Freda. Obama Knew Drone Strikes Were Counter-Productive, But Did It Anyway Previously-leaked documents showed that the CIA warned Obama that funding rebels doesn’t work … but Obama decided to fund the Syrian rebels anyway for cynical political … Continue reading

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American Public Supports Torture … Because They Don’t Know THIS

What Americans STILL Don’t Know… New polls show that – even after the Senate torture report showed that torture is unnecessary and doesn’t work – Americans still think torture is necessary and works. Why? Because they still don’t know the … Continue reading

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Inequality In U.S. Today Is Worse than in Apartheid South Africa or 1774 Slaveholding Colonial America … and TWICE As Bad As In Ancient Slaveholding Rome

Even Slaves Had It Better Inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse … Continue reading

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New Poll Finds 59% Of Americans Support Post-9/11 Torture – Propaganda, Cultural Sickness, Or Both?

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog Ever since the torture report was released last week, U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents. But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not … Continue reading

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How U.S. Torture Led to the Rise of ISIS

Nice Job Creating Terrorists, You Morons … We’ve previously noted that many members of ISIS were members of Saddam Hussein’s secular Baath Party who converted to radical Islam in American prisons. And we’ve documented that torture creates more terrorists.   Indeed, … Continue reading

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Torture Architect Tries to Justify Program … Fails Miserably

Torture and 9/11 One of the 2 main architects of the American torture program – Air Force psychologist James Mitchell (who personally waterboarded detainees) – still claims that torture produced actionable intelligence: Mitchell, who admitted he is “biased,” said valuable … Continue reading

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US Government Officials Admit: We’ll Torture Again, Unless You Prosecute Us

Prosecute … Or They Will Do It Again CIA chief John Brennan told Congress the CIA will torture again … the White House need only ask: We are not contemplating at all getting back into the interrogation program,” Brennan said. … Continue reading

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New Evidence that US Government Intentionally Lied Us Into Iraq War

Alleged Meeting Between 9/11 Hijacker and Iraqi Official Was Debunked by U.S. Intelligence Agencies Before It Was Trumpeted As War Justification … U.S. Pressured Czech Government to Lie There is extensive evidence that the U.S. government intentionally lied us into … Continue reading

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Square Pegs in Round Holes

By Ronald Thomas West. 122 KNOWN aircraft were used in renditions within a database of 11,000 flights (by those aircraft) during the known period of renditions. With 119 ‘detained suspects’ acknowledged in Feinstein’s ‘torture report’, the first problem we see … Continue reading

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Amazing Prohibition Era Colorized Photos of Washington

To celebrate the 81st anniversary of Repeal Day, the Doyle Hotels have colorized a selection of stunning Prohibition era photography. Many of these historic photographs are set in Washington, the home of our own Doyle’s Dupont Circle Hotel. These images … Continue reading

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The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board

By Ellen Brown. On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged … Continue reading

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The Media Is Focusing On the WRONG Senate Torture Report

The Big Story Torture Everyone Is Missing While the torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee is very important, it doesn’t address the big scoop regarding torture. Instead, it is the Senate Armed Services Committee’s report that dropped the … Continue reading

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Who’s Right … Torture Defenders Or Critics?

The Senate says that torture didn’t produce any actionable intelligence. The CIA and a handful of those who ordered torture say that it was necessary. Who’s right? We don’t have to guess, get in a personality conflict, or engage in … Continue reading

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FBI Counter-Terror Expert: ISIS Is Putting American Hostages In Orange Jumpsuits Because U.S. Put Tortured Guantanamo Detainees In Orange Jumpsuits

Blowback from U.S. Torture In the back of my mind, I’ve wondered why ISIS puts captured American hostages in orange jumpsuits before killing them. Without thinking about it, I’ve assumed it’s some weird Muslim tradition. But a high-level FBI counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels

Fascist Power Grab Wipes out 4th Amendment Remember how Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to mass surveillance, and how the government promised to rein in spying on Americans? Yeah, that never happened … Instead, Congress snuck a provision into the Intelligence … Continue reading

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Architect of the Torture Program: “You Can Get People To Say ANYTHING To Stop Harsh Interrogations”

The Hidden Secret of the Torture Program James Mitchell and his partner Bruce Jessen are the architects of the American torture program.  And see this. Mitchell just told Vice News that: You can get people to say anything to stop … Continue reading

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Please Sign Urgent Petition Against Derivatives Deregulation

Details here: Please Sign Urgent Occupy the SEC Petition on Against Derivatives Deregulation Background here, here, here, here, here,  here, here and here.

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The Economy Is Worse than During the Great Depression

Underneath the Propaganda, the Economy Is In BAD SHAPE … We noted in 2013 that the British economy is worse than during the Great Depression. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August that Europe is stuck in a “Greater … Continue reading

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Not Just Oil: Guess What Happened The Last Time Commodity Prices Crashed Like This?…

By Michael Snyder. It isn’t just the price of oil that is collapsing.  The last time commodity prices were this low was during the immediate aftermath of the last financial crisis.  The Bloomberg Commodity Index fell to 110.4571 on Monday … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Were Strongly Opposed to Torture … and Enshrined a Torture Ban In the Constitution

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and the Other Framers Made It Clear that Torture Is Never Permissible The Founding Fathers were strongly opposed to torture. For example, George Washington – the father of our country – was … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason Guantanamo Is Being Kept Open

“We Can Never Let The World Know What I Have Done To You” Most of the prisoners at Guantanamo have been found innocent and found innocent and cleared for release. But as we wrote last year: Top counter-terrorism experts say … Continue reading

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The Nazis Used the Same “Enhanced Interrogation” Techniques the U.S. Did .. and Even CALLED IT the Same Thing

Nazis Called Their Torture “Enhanced Interrogation” Too Just ran across an older piece documenting that the CIA and crew did the exact same things the Nazis did to torture people … and even called it the exact same thing. The … Continue reading

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US Military Officials, UN, Human Rights Groups Call On Responsible American Officials to be Prosecuted for Torture

Prosecute … Or They Will Do It Again The Washington Post reports: Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said it’s “crystal clear” under international law that the United States, which ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture … Continue reading

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U.S. Tortured and Killed Innocent People for the Specific Purpose of Producing False Propaganda

U.S. Used C-O-M-M-U-N-I-S-T Techniques Specially Designed to Produced F-A-L-S-E Confessions It has long been known by interrogation experts that torture creates false confessions. For example: The C.I.A.’s 1963 interrogation manual stated: Intense pain is quite likely to produce false confessions, … Continue reading

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Torture: An Executive Summary

What You Need to Know .. There’s a media storm regarding the Senate torture report … appropriately. But much of the report was redacted by the CIA and White House. Here’s what you need to know … Initially, the torture … Continue reading

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Releasing the Torture Report Will Actually SAVE American Lives

The Truth About Torture Intelligence officials claim that releasing the Senate’s torture report will cost American lives. This is simply an attempt at CYA … no different from the NSA’s claim that revealing the extent of its mass surveillance would … Continue reading

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