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Sheep Led To The Slaughter: The Muzzling Of Free Speech In America

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington The architects of the … Continue reading

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Former CIA Boss and 4-Star General: U.S. Should Arm Al Qaeda

Former CIA boss and 4-star general David Petraeus – who still (believe it or not) holds a lot of sway in Washington – suggests we should arm Al Qaeda to fight ISIS. He’s not alone … As we’ve previously shown, … Continue reading

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Michael Hudson’s New Book: Wall Street Parasites Have Devoured Their Hosts — Your Retirement Plan and the U.S. Economy

By Pam Martens, Wall Street On Parade. Link to Article. The riveting writer, Michael Hudson, has read our collective minds and the simmering anger in our hearts. Millions of American have long suspected that their inability to get financially ahead is … Continue reading

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The Oligarch Recovery – Low Income Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Any Metro Area

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, We were told we needed to bail out Wall Street in order to save Main Street. Well the results are in… Wall Street has never done better, and Main Street has never … Continue reading

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Pentagon’s New “Law of War” Manual “Reduces Us to the Level of Nazis”

Pentagon Goes Barbarian The Pentagon’s new Law of War Manual – a 1,200-plus page document issued in June by the Defense Department’s Office of the General Counsel – is barbaric. The Manual is so bad that one of the leading … Continue reading

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The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is … Continue reading

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Government Spying “Worse than Orwell”

The United Nations privacy chief says that government spying is “worse than Orwell”. He’s right … The editor of the Guardian newspaper said: Orwell could never have imagined anything as complete as this, this concept of scooping up everything all … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason China’s Economy Is Crashing

China 2015 = U.S. 2008 We noted in 2009, in a piece titled “China 2009 = America 2001 = Rome 11 BC“: One of the top experts on China’s economy – [economics professor] Michael Pettis – has a very long … Continue reading

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Why Biden Would Be a TERRIBLE President

With Hillary Clinton falling on her face (thank goodness!), Joe Biden has become a real contender for the Democratic party nominee. Problem is, he’d be a terrible president. For example, Biden: Drafted the core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … Continue reading

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Blue Chip Stocks Suffer Biggest 3-Day Loss In HISTORY

CNBC notes: The blue-chip index posted its biggest 3-day point loss in history of 1,477.45 points. Today was also the largest one-day swing of the Dow Jones in history, and last week was the largest ever increase in stock volatility.

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The Dow Just Made the Largest One-Day Roundtrip EVER

It’s not your imagination … The U.S. stock market just took the largest roundtrip ever.    Specifically, in the first 3 hours and 40 minutes of trading today, the Dow posted the largest intraday swing in history:   The initial 1,000 … Continue reading

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Introducing the Gigantic and Dangerous Wall Street Loophole You’ve Never Heard of

Submitted by Mike krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, This spring, traders and analysts working deep in the global swaps markets began picking up peculiar readings: Hundreds of billions of dollars of trades by U.S. banks had seemingly vanished. The vanishing … Continue reading

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Stock Market Volatility Skyrockets Most In HISTORY

MarketWatch reports: The CBOE Volatility Index jumped Friday to levels not seen since December 2011, logging its largest ever weekly percentage jump as stocks sold off for a fourth straight session. The VIX, or so called “fear index,” surged more … Continue reading

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Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. “The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” — Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on Meet the … Continue reading

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We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have … Continue reading

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Jewish Leaders Support Iran Deal

26 Jewish leaders are running an ad in the New York Times today supporting the Iran deal: S. Daniel Abraham, Chair, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace Michael M. Adler, President, Greater Miami Jewish Federation (2004-2006) Robert Arnow, … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Know that the Rest of the World Views U.S. as Biggest Danger, Rogue State

Noam Chomsky notes: According to the leading western polling agencies (WIN/Gallup International), the prize for “greatest threat” is won by the United States.  The rest of the world regards it as the gravest threat to world peace by a large … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Leaders Support Iran Deal

Scores of high-level American military leaders support the Iran deal.  For example, the following 35 military officials – from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – signed a letter urging support for the deal: General James “Hoss” Cartwright, … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve – Which CREATED Quantitative Easing – Admits QE Doesn’t Work

Even the Fed Admits QE Doesn’t Work The Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis (Stephen Williamson)  writes in a new Fed white paper (as explained by Zero Hedge): The theory behind Quantitative Easing (QE) is “not … Continue reading

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340 Rabbis, Scores of Israeli Generals and Military Chiefs, and Most American Jews Support Iran Deal

The Jerusalem Post reports that 340 U.S. rabbis – from across the political spectrum – endorsed the Iran deal. Scores of top Israeli generals and intelligence chiefs endorse the deal as well. As do American Jews. And see this.

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No, Bernanke … Defense Spending Does NOT Help the Economy!

Image courtesy of Steve Hess Debunking a Myth Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads – still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. For example, former Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke just claimed that … Continue reading

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Will Japan Win the Darwin Award?

Japan Re-Starts Nuclear Plan Near Active Volcano We reported last October: Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves. Fukushima … Continue reading

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You Can Add Iraq And Ukraine To The List Of Economies That Are Collapsing

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog The list of nations around the globe that have collapsing economies just continues to grow.  In recent weeks I have written about the ongoing saga in Greece, the stock market crash in China, the … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Calls Iraq War a “Good Deal,” Expresses Support for Torture and NSA Spying While Campaigning in Iowa

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Apparently jealous that Hillary Clinton is hogging all the embarrassing headlines, Jeb Bush decided to go on a neocon diatribe while campaigning in Iowa. Just in case there’s any doubt about how anti-freedom … Continue reading

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46 million Americans go to food banks, and long lines for dwindling food supplies begin at 6:30 AM

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode.  It always amazes me that there are still people out there that insist that an “economic … Continue reading

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US Military Uses IMF and World Bank to Launder 85% of Its Black Budget

By Jake Anderson via TheAntiMedia.org Though transparency was a cause he championed when campaigning for the presidency, President Obama has largely avoided making certain defense costs known to the public. However, when it comes to military appropriations for government spy … Continue reading

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Greeks Flock to Grassroots Alternative Currencies in Affront to Euro Debt Slavery

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Necessity is the mother of invention. When Christos Papaioannou noticed his car needed new tires, the Greek computer engineer bought them with euros—but used an alternative currency, called TEM, to pay his mechanic for … Continue reading

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US-NATO Military Deployments, Economic Warfare, Goldman Sachs and the Next Financial Meltdown

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who publishes Global Research. What is the relationship between war in a military theater and “economic warfare”?  An act of war is invariably an economic undertaking which supports dominant corporate interests. The conduct of US-NATO military operations is … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the … Continue reading

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Neocon Godfather Warns of “Too Much Transparency” in Government

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Although he’s attempted to distance himself from it in recent years, there is little doubt about the role American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, has played in popularizing the cancerous ideology know as neo-conservatism. In … Continue reading

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Why Protest Is No Longer Effective

Is this man a visionary genius or a flaky charlatan? Micah White co-created the Occupy movement, and other notable activist campaigns. White’s views on protest and social change are interesting. What do you think?

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U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Head: “It Was A Willful Decision [By America] To” “Support An Insurgency That Had Salafists, Al Qaeda And The Muslim Brotherhood”

An internal Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document produced recently shows that the U.S. knew that the actions of “the West, Gulf countries and Turkey” in Syria might create a terrorist group like ISIS and an Islamic caliphate. While the powers-that-be … Continue reading

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They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. … Continue reading

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Israel Is NOT a Democracy

Israel’s leaders hold the country out as a democracy … just like the U.S. Of course, America is officially no longer a democracy … as wealth is so concentrated that it has broken the political system. The same thing is … Continue reading

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CIA Executive Director: CIA Committed Torture

Former CIA Executive Director Buzzy Krongard told BBC on Monday that the CIA did engage in torture: [BBC] asked Buzzy Krongard, the CIA’s former executive director, if he thought waterboarding and painful stress positions were torture: “Well, let’s put it … Continue reading

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Even the Department of Homeland Security Says the CISA “Cybersecurity” Bill Will HURT Security and Destroy Privacy

Even Homeland Security says that CISA – the faux “cybersecurity” bill which may be rammed through the Senate any day without any debate – will harm America’s security and destroy privacy. DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told the Senate Monday: … Continue reading

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Israeli Military Brass Support Iran Deal

Haaretz reports that an impressive list of top Israeli military brass support the deal with Iran. These military leaders wrote a letter to Netanyahu urging him to support the Iran deal. Because it’s hard to read names jammed together without … Continue reading

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Obama’s Climate Plan: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We’ve explained why the emphasis in Obama’s climate plan on nuclear, fracking and carbon credits is ugly. But there’s a positive aspect to Obama’s climate plan: state-level energy plans. Specifically, decentralizing power supplies is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism … Continue reading

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Obama Makes Fracking a Cornerstone of Climate Policy … But Fracking Does Much More Harm than Good

A Fracked Up Policy “Clean natural gas” from fracking has been touted for years as a cure for global warming.   It’s a cornerstone of Obama’s climate plan. But scientists say that fracking pumps out a lot of methane … into … Continue reading

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USA, Turkey and Israel Act As Air Force for ISIS

NATO member Turkey was busted buying huge quantities of oil from ISIS (its main source of funding), and bombing ISIS’ main on-the-ground enemy – Kurdish soldiers – using its air force. Many also say that Turkey has long been directly … Continue reading

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Obama Sells Out Human Health and the Environment By Making Nuclear a Centerpiece of Climate Policy

Obama has made nuclear energy a centerpiece of his climate push. In reality, nuclear is NOT a low-carbon source of energy … and funding nuclear crowds out the development of better sources of alternative energy. Mark Jacobson – the head … Continue reading

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Politicians from Both Sides of the Aisle: Corruption Has Destroyed America

Pervasive corruption in modern America has been thoroughly documented. There are some very juicy quotes from high-level insiders about corruption in the USA. Jon Schwarz has rounded up a good collection of recent quotes on corruption from both sides of … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Bill In 15 Minutes To Revoke Americans’ Passports Without Due Process

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The “war on terror” is a status quo fraud perpetuated by the oligarch-controlled mainstream media and authoritarian members of Congress as a way to systematically strip the American public of its freedom … Continue reading

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NATO Member Busted Massively Supporting ISIS … Now Declares War Against ISIS, But Instead Bombs Its Political Rival (Which Is the Most Effective Force FIGHTING ISIS)

Turkey Enabling ISIS NATO member Turkey has been busted supporting ISIS. The Guardian reported this week: US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours. … Continue reading

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The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

By Ellen Brown. “My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.”       … Continue reading

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Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and … Continue reading

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American Jews Support Iran Deal (So Do Israeli Defense Experts)

Polls show that American Jews overwhelmingly support the deal with Iran. For example, the Christian Science Monitor noted last November: 84 percent of American Jews would favor either strongly or somewhat a deal with Iran that would alleviate tough sanctions … Continue reading

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Risk Experts Who Predicted 2008 Financial Crash: GMOs Riskier than 2008 Crash … “The G.M.O. Experiment, Carried Out In Real Time and with Our Entire Food and Ecological System As Its Laboratory, Is Perhaps the Greatest Case of Human Hubris Ever”

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com Risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb predicted the 2008 financial crisis, by pointing out that commonly-used risk models were wrong.  Taleb – a distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University, and author of best-sellers … Continue reading

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Congressman and Agricultural Subcommittee Chairman: “Nearly 80 Percent of the Food Produced In the United States Contains Some Kind of GM [Genetically Modified] Product”

It’s Hard to Find Non-GMO Food We knew that a lot of American crops were genetically modified. For example, we noted last year: Monsanto reports that – between 2008 and 2009 – 95% of all sugarbeets planted were genetically engineered … Continue reading

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Banks Rig Treasury Market

Banks Rig Treasury Market Boston’s public sector pension fund accuses all of the biggest US banks  – the so-called “primary dealers” which transact directly with the United States Treasury Department and “have a special obligation to ensure the efficient function” … Continue reading

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Israeli Military Admits to Supporting Syrian Jihadis

The alternative press has noted for months that Israel is supporting jihadis in Syria.  But Israel has consistently denied these allegations … until now. The Times of Israel reported 3 weeks ago: Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel … Continue reading

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Congress Will Vote Today to Destroy States’ Rights to Protect Our Food Supply

Congress Votes Today to Override State Law and Block Americans’ Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com All Americans – conservatives and liberals – want their families to have access to safe … Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Officials Demand that Obama Release MH-17 Intel

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Releasing an Intelligence Report on Shoot-Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 It has been a year since the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, resulting in … Continue reading

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The American Nightmare: The Tyranny Of The Criminal Justice System

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand? To see him obviously framed Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a … Continue reading

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Obama Simply Switched from One War Crime Which Increases Terrorism to Another

It has now been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that specific type of torture which the U.S. used during the Bush years was a war crime. Top terrorism and interrogation experts agree that torture creates more terrorists.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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Detainees Subject to Coercive Interrogation Are 14 Times LESS Likely to Share Information Than Those Subjected to Peaceful, Tried and True Techniques

The Water Torture Facsimile of a woodcut in J. Damhoudère’s Praxis Rerum Criminalium, Antwerp, 1556 Last November, the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology published the results of a study on coercive interrogation versus interrogation in which the interrogator built rapport … Continue reading

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Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters

Update: Please see correction at the end. Two well-known financial forecasters claim that virtually all governments worldwide will be hit with a gigantic economic crisis in the first week of October 2015. Martin Armstrong   Martin Armstrong is a controversial … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Warfighting Experts: Drones INCREASE Terrorism

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command (3-Star General Mike Flynn) says in an interview set to air later this month: When you drop a bomb from a drone … Continue reading

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Little-Known History of the Euro: Crisis Was Baked In from the Start

You’ve heard that the Euro was created to provide two benefits for Europe: 1. Unite Germany, France and other countries in a peaceful political situation, to prevent repeats of World War I and II 2. Create a macro-zone to compete … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Tsipras’ Bailout Reform Package: An Act of Treason against the Greek People

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. After having launched a Referendum to refute and refuse the debt bailout agreement put together by the Troika, Prime Minister Tsipras together with his newly instated Finance Minister, comes up four days latter with an austerity … Continue reading

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California To Get Relief from Drought: El Niño to the Rescue

Forecasters Predict a Rainy Winter California is finally set to get some drought relief … Specifically, forecasters say a strong El Niño is heading our way. Time gives odds: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there is now … Continue reading

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You’re Worried About the WRONG Things … Here Are the REAL Dangers that Could Kill You

You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Deer, Cows, Dogs, Brain-Eating Parasites, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Your Meal, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than by Terrorists Preface: Bad … Continue reading

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Encryption Is As American As Apple Pie: The Founding Fathers Frequently Used It … And It Helped Win the Revolutionary War

Spying v. Privacy: An Ancient Battle The NSA, FBI and other government agencies are pushing to outlaw encryption.  And see this.  On the other hand, many Americans want privacy. This is the same battle fought by the Founding Fathers more … Continue reading

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France In Photos

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France In Photos

The family and I traveled through France for 12 days.   (If you want to know where any picture was taken, just ask in the comments section). Click any image for better version … Copyright © 2015. Washington’s Blog. All Rights … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate Fourth of July

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Why Did Navy Staffers at the Pentagon Fail to Respond to the Attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11?

By Shoestring, Shoestring 9/11 Blog. “Readiness is the name of the game and the ability of our people to respond is the second part of it.”– Admiral Robert Natter, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet on September 11, 2001 … Continue reading

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Government Trolls Are Using ‘Psychology-Based Influence Techniques’ On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll?  Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things.  Thanks to … Continue reading

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The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. Keep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached … Continue reading

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Study Shows U.S. Police Far More Concerned About “Anti-Government” Domestic Extremists than Al-Qaeda

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government  extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The … Continue reading

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16 Facts About The Tremendous Financial Devastation That We Are Seeing All Over The World

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic has gripped most of the globe.  Stock prices are crashing in China, in Europe and in the United States.  Greece is on the verge … Continue reading

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Former Senator Opines on the Incredible Corruption in America and the Fourth Branch of Government

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. On a more personal level, how can public service be promoted as an ideal to young people when this sewer corrupts our Republic? At this point in early twenty-first-century America, the greatest service our … Continue reading

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Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses.  This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto … Continue reading

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New Thousand Page Pentagon War Manual Potentially Lumps Journalists in with “Unprivileged Belligerents”

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. A 1,176 page Pentagon war manual was recently released that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. The book of combat instructions, titled “Department of Defense Law of War Manual,” apparently covers rules of war for all branches of … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett: Derivatives Are Still Weapons Of Mass Destruction And ‘Are Likely To Cause Big Trouble’

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. After all these years, the most famous investor in the world still believes that derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.  And you know what?  He is exactly right.  The next great global financial … Continue reading

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Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows

Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows  If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no … Continue reading

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Fast-track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently

By Ellen Brown. It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.            … Continue reading

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Round 1 Goes to We the People

Round 2 Comes Tuesday Fast track authority for TPP – which would have assured the passage of a horrible treaty – was voted down today. But Obama, Ryan and the powers-that-be are forcing Round 2 on Tuesday. Conservatives and liberals … Continue reading

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There’s Bipartisan Hatred Towards TPP … But Corrupt Congress Trying to Pass It, Anyway

The hatred of the Trans Pacific Partnership is widespread and bipartisan. Here’s the front page of conservative Drudge: And the front page of liberal Huff Post: Unfortunately, neither Democratic or Republican Congress people represent the interests of the American people.  … Continue reading

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If You Love America, Call Your Congress Member TODAY and Say NO TPP (Vote Is TOMORROW)

The House of Representatives is voting tomorrow to pass Fast Track authority for the horrible TPP treaty (it already passed the Senate).  If Fast Track is approved, TPP will quickly pass without amendment. TPP would destroy everything that America stands … Continue reading

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Reddit: Only YOU Can Stop TPP

The House of Representatives is voting this Friday to pass Fast Track authority for the horrible TPP treaty.  TPP would destroy everything that Reddit stands for. But the mainstream media is censoring and ignoring the whole issue. At this point, … Continue reading

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West Coast of North America to be Slammed by 2016 with 80% As Much Fukushima Radiation As Japan

Painting by Jonathan Raddatz A professor from Japan’s Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (Michio Aoyama) told Kyodo in April that the West Coast of North America will be hit with around 800 terabecquerels of Cesium- 137 by 2016. EneNews … Continue reading

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3 Hours and 47 Minutes After Obama Says He’ll Sign Law BANNING Bulk Collection, DOJ Asks Secret Court to CONTINUE Bulk Collection

Spencer Ackerman reports in the Guardian: The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone … Continue reading

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What Is the REAL Risk from Terrorism?

As We Show In This Updated list, You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Your Meal, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than … Continue reading

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Government Is Using Secrecy As a Weapon

“Everything Secret Degenerates” Everyone knows Lord Acton’s famous quote: Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But few have heard this equally profound quote from Lord Acton: Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is … Continue reading

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Top NSA Official: “They Traded Your Security, My Security, the Security of Everyone In the World for Money”

Terror Attacks Such As 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Texas Shooting All Happened Because of Pervasive Corruption In Our Intelligence Agencies The highest-ranking NSA whistleblower in history – the former head of global intelligence for the NSA, 32-year … Continue reading

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Conservatism and Authoritarianism: A Rejoinder

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Washington’s Blog is a non-partisan site.   We believe that the war between liberals and conservatives is a false divide-and-conquer dog-and-pony show created by the powers that be to keep the American people divided and distracted. See … Continue reading

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Forget the TPP – Wikileaks Releases Documents from the Equally Shady “Trade in Services Agreement,” or TISA

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, If it sounds complicated, it is. The important point is that this trade agreement contains a crucial discussion of governments’ abilities to meaningfully protect civil liberties. And it is not being treated as … Continue reading

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Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police. … Continue reading

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Video: “The FBI is Responsible for More Terrorism Plots In the United States Than Any Other Organization. More Than Al Qaeda, More Than Al Shabaab, More Than the Islamic State, More Than All Of Them Combined”

Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson- executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism – has spent years researching and writing about FBI terrorism “stings” on mentally retarded and destitute … Continue reading

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An Important Economic Indicator – Money Velocity – Crashes Far Worse than During the Great Depression

Underneath the Propaganda, the Economy Is In BAD Shape … We noted 3 years ago that the velocity of money – an important economic indicator – is lower than during the Great Depression. Things have gotten even worse since since … Continue reading

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Iraq War Propaganda Redux: U.S. Claims Syrian Government Supporting ISIS

West Busted Supporting ISIS … Tries Instead to Point Finger At Syrian Government America’s closest allies have been busted supporting ISIS in order to topple Syria’s government.  Mainstream U.S. writers are calling for open support of ISIS and Al Qaeda … Continue reading

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Free Speech, Facebook & The NSA: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

By John Whitehead. Constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”—Writers Against Mass Surveillance THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a … Continue reading

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Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America

Preface: There’s always been some corruption in the United States … but it’s never been this bad before. The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing … Continue reading

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Blackwater Trained Some of World’s Top Terrorists

The International Business Times reports that the head of special forces chief in Tajikistan was trained by American mercenary company Blackwater, but has now joined ISIS. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill notes that Zacharias Moussaoui – the so-called “20th 9/11 hijacker” – … Continue reading

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Editors In Chief of World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journals: “Much of the Scientific Literature, Perhaps HALF, May Simply Be Untrue” … “It Is Simply No Longer Possible To Believe Much of the Clinical Research That Is Published”

Corruption Is Destroying Basic Science Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine are the two most prestigious medical journals in the world. It is therefore striking that their chief editors have both publicly written that corruption is undermining science. … Continue reading

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What Will Happen If the Patriot Act Expires?

The Patriot Act isn’t needed to keep us safe.  But politicians and natsec officials will go to tremendous lengths to terrify their people … to justify programs that are just a naked power grab. The fearmongering from the usual suspects … Continue reading

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We’re In Uncharted Economic Territory

We’re in uncharted territory … For example, this is the first time in history that most central banks worldwide have printed money during the same time period. And one of America’s leading economists (Nobel-prize winner Robert Shiller) just said that … Continue reading

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Current NSA Officials Admit Agency Is Drowning In TOO MUCH Info

The Problem Isn’t Too Little Spying … It’s Too Much Former top NSA officials have repeatedly said that the NSA is collecting TOO MUCH information on Americans to be able to stop terror attacks. The Intercept reports that current mid-level … Continue reading

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