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Psychiatrist Who Literally Wrote the Book On Psychiatric Disorders Says “End the … Wild, Unfounded Speculation [On Trump’s Mental Health]” … Trump “Does Not Suffer from the Distress and Impairment Required to Diagnose Mental Disorder”

Dr. Allen Frances – professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College – literally wrote the book on mental problems as chair of the DSM-IV Task Force. DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of … Continue reading

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Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

By Ron Paul, The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat … Continue reading

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How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism. Two days ago the Takfiri Islamist leader Omar Abdul-Rahman , the so called “Blind … Continue reading

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Not Nearly Enough Growth To Keep Growing

By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, the Automatic Earth. Jackson Pollock Shooting Star 1947  It’s amusing to see how views start to converge, at the same time that it’s tiresome to see how long that takes. It’s a good thing that more … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated … Continue reading

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The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the anti-Russian frenzy sweeping American politics and media, Democrats, … Continue reading

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That War You Ordered

By James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler.com The gaslighting of the American public continues, with Gaslighter-in-Chief, The New York Times, whipping up a frenzy of Russia paranoia.* It reminds me of an old gambit in fly fishing called the “artificial hatch.” Trout … Continue reading

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Leading Progressives Kucinich and Greenwald: Even Americans Who Hate Trump Should Defend Him Against Attempted Coup by the “Deep State” … A Coup Which Is Being Attempted “So That This Military Industrial Intel Axis Can Cash In”

Former liberal congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said Tuesday: What’s at the core of this is an effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the U.S. and Russia. And I tell you there’s … Continue reading

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German Intel Clears Russia on Interference

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”

Nuclear lobbyists and some scientists are under the mistaken impression that nuclear power is virtually carbon-free, and thus must be pushed to prevent runaway global warming (if you don’t believe in global warming, please forward this to your friends, family … Continue reading

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The Public Should Demand to See the Michael Flynn Transcript

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down. The whole episode is evidence … Continue reading

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What Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador REALLY Discussed

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was fired by Trump.  Flynn was caught discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador even before Trump took office. Sounds bad, right? Maybe … But Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake – the former senior national security correspondent … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To A City Near You: The US Military’s Plan To Take Over America

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. “History is seasonal and winter is coming.” No, that’s not a Game of Thrones quote. It’s the last line of a 2010 documentary called Generation Zero, written and directed by Steven K. Bannon. Perhaps you’ve heard of … Continue reading

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The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”— Historian Robert Gellately “Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising … Continue reading

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The Neocons’ Back-Door to Trump

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). President Trump’s foreign policy is sliding toward neoconservative orthodoxy on … Continue reading

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PROOF that Russia and Iran Want War!

The following graphics prove that Russia and Iran want war: Credit: Small People Against Big Government Credit: Azizonomics Credit: Iblagh Credit: Al Jazeera and Google These bad people are putting their countries closer and closer to our military bases:

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New Radiation Level at Fukushima Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernobyl

The Fukushima Disaster We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl … and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima … Continue reading

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Best. Superbowl. Ever.

None of my local teams were in the Superbowl … But I’m still convinced that today was the best Superbowl ever, given that: Tom Brady is the first quarterback ever to win 5 Superbowls, and Bill Belichick is the first … Continue reading

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Has Trump – Who Ran On an Anti-War Platform – Already Sold Out to the Warmongers … Or Is He Just Playing Unpredictable Madman to Gain Negotiating Leverage?

Conservative Patrick Buchanan – who endorsed Trump for president – writes: High among the reasons that many supported Trump was his understanding that George W. Bush blundered horribly in launching an unprovoked and unnecessary war on Iraq. *** Unlike the … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture of Trump’s Muslim Ban

Whether you love or hate Trump’s “Muslim ban” (it’s actually a temporary 3-month ban, except for Syrians), there’s a bigger picture … CNN notes: The seven Muslim-majority countries targeted in President Trump’s executive order on immigration were initially identified as … Continue reading

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Our War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making

By Bruce Fein, constitutional lawyer, former associate deputy attorney general and former general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission. Originally published by the Washington Times. Republished with permission of the author. A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement. Fighting in east Ukraine has restarted. This is an attempt by “deep state” forces to prevent any rapprochement between the … Continue reading

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Clinton Gang Push for War with Iran

By Craig Murray.  Mr. Murray is a former British intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee. Originally posted at CraigMurray.org.uk. So what are the Clinton gang doing while Trump introduces anti-Muslim immigration discrimination? Oh, … Continue reading

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How Obama Booby-Trapped Trump

After doing virtually nothing to help underwater homeowners for 8 years, Obama acted to slightly reduce mortgage insurance payments. But there’s a catch … Obama made sure the program to reduce mortgage insurance wouldn’t start to happen until after Trump … Continue reading

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Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). President Trump’s ban against letting people from seven mostly Muslim … Continue reading

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A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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Game Over for Democrats?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by P Bear | CC BY 2.0 In 2008, the American people overwhelmingly voted for “change” in Washington. They never got it. Hence, Trump. To pretend that … Continue reading

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From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle

By David Martin. Originally published at DCDave.com. A Review Most people who have done any reading at all on the assassination of John F. Kennedy have heard of Joseph A. Milteer. He is the right-wing activist who was recorded on … Continue reading

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How to Make a Cheap Fog-Free Shower Mirror

Some of the best discoveries are accidental … For example, penicillin was discovered when a lab technician left a petri dish out, and penicillin mold drifted through the window and accidentally landed in it … killing the germs in the … Continue reading

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How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota. President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, … Continue reading

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HERE’S the Democratic Woman I Would Support for President In 2020

Hillary Clinton was a warmonger extraordinaire. HERE’s the Democratic woman I would support for president in 2020.

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Democratic Congresswoman Destroys CNN Narrative on Syria

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a combat veteran, and member of the House Armed Services Committee. She recently introduced a bill to stop funding terrorists (what a novel idea!). She just came back from a fact-finding mission to Syria … and … Continue reading

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Not 4 Sale: A Principle and a Slogan for Real Democrats

By William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the former head S&L regulator. Originally published at NewEconomicPerspectives.org. Overview This article explains three critical reasons why the Democratic Party’s leaders … Continue reading

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Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protesters During Obama’s Wars?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at Smirking Chimp (republished with permission of the author). The election of Donald Trump has sent millions of people pouring out onto the streets to protest a man they think is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic … Continue reading

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No, Torture Doesn’t “Work”

Donald Trump said in a new interview that torture “works”. But the Guardian notes: On Wednesday, Steve Kleinman, a retired air force colonel and senior adviser to the FBI-led team that interrogates terrorist suspects warned that weakening US prohibitions against … Continue reading

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Has the American Dream Become the American Nightmare?

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Most Germans, so far as I could see, did not seem to mind that their personal freedom had been taken away, that so much of their splendid culture was being destroyed and replaced with … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party is Out of Ideas and is About to Quadruple Down on Failed Identity Politics

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this … Continue reading

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The Trump Speech That No One Heard

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by Jamelle Bouie | CC BY 2.0   The US foreign policy establishment is gradually shifting its focus from the Middle East to the Far East, but the … Continue reading

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Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S.

Originally published in 2014. Big Oil Is Gaming the System to Raise Domestic U.S. Prices Bloomberg notes: Completion of the entire [Keystone] pipeline would raise prices at the pump in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains 10 to 20 cents a … Continue reading

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US Intervention Against Syria? Not Under Trump

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Trump Kills TPP … Wins Praise of Bernie Sanders, Labor Leaders and Other Progressives

Obama backed the horrendous Trans Pacific Partnership. Trump has just killed it. The Teamsters and other union leaders – traditionally a solid part of the  Democratic base, who endorsed Hillary Clinton – praised Trump for driving a stake in the … Continue reading

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58% of Americans Don’t Think Russian “Hacking” Changed Election … 56% Believe U.S. Should Improve Relations with Russia

Despite the evidence–free drumbeat of propaganda and hysteria, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that Americans are remaining level-headed about the Russian hacking allegations: Majorities say that … that the outcome of the election would have been the same regardless of … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled. In the first—the Orwellian—culture becomes a prison. In the second—the Huxleyan—culture becomes a burlesque. No one needs to be reminded … Continue reading

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Veteran U.S. Intelligence Officials Call for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof

MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: A Key Issue That Still Needs to be Resolved As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, a pall hangs over his upcoming presidency amid … Continue reading

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Some Election Interference is More Equal Than Others – How Ukraine Meddled on Behalf of Clinton

Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings … Continue reading

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The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, … Continue reading

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Will the CIA Retaliate Against Trump?

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. In a truly remarkable bit of honesty and candor regarding the U.S. national-security establishment, new Senate minority leader Charles Schumer has accused President-elect Trump of “being really dumb.” Was Schumer referring to Trump’s … Continue reading

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Gaius Publius: Who’s Blackmailing the President & Why Aren’t Democrats Upset About It?

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. GP article archive  here. Originally published at … Continue reading

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