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Why Screening for Ebola By Taking Temperature CAN’T Work

Screening With a Thermometer Is Guaranteed to Fail … The Los Angeles Times explains why trying to screen Ebola victims by taking their temperature won’t work: A person could pass body temperature checks performed at the airports by taking ibuprofen … Continue reading

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The Answer On Ebola Travel Restrictions: Ban Commercial Flights, Allow Medical and Aid Flights to Continue, and Quarantine Workers Before They Return

Why Aren’t We Doing THAT? NBC News reports: A majority of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, an exclusive NBC News online survey reveals. A Petition to the White House requests: … Continue reading

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The Pillars of American Thinking – The “Father of the Constitution” and the “Father of Free Market Capitalism” – Both Warned Against Warmongers … 200 Hundred Years Ago

Warmongers Are Anti-American Adam Smith – the father of free market capitalism – wrote a scathing critique on warmongers in the Wealth of Nations 235 years ago: In great empires the people who live in the capital, and in the … Continue reading

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It’s Official: China Dethrones America As Largest Economy

Under One Test We reported in April 2012 that leading Chinese economic analyst (and American ex-pat) professor Michael Pettis argued in 2011 that China’s GDP might already higher than America’s in terms of purchasing power parity. And we noted that … Continue reading

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The West Is Partly Responsible for the Ebola Crisis In Africa

The U.S. Backed the Dictators Whose Rampant War Crimes Destroyed their Healthcare System Everyone’s seen the stories … Ebola has become an epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone because those West African countries don’t have the resources to cope with … Continue reading

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CDC Forced to Admit that Ebola Might Be Spread to Healthcare Workers through Coughing and Sneezing

“I’m Not Going To Sit Here And Say That If A Person Who [Has Ebola] Were To Sneeze Or Cough Right In The Face Of Somebody Who Wasn’t Protected, That We Wouldn’t Have A Transmission” Scientists have said for some … Continue reading

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Ebola Test Gives False Negatives

Why It’s Important to Do Multiple Tests On Suspected Ebola Victims Before Releasing Them Newsweek notes: On July 15, Omeonga’s boss walked into his office at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia full of worry. The hospital director told … Continue reading

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New York Times: Some May Carry Ebola Without Showing Any Symptoms

Is the “Conventional Wisdom” All Wrong? The New York Times reported in 2000: The Ebola virus, which has caused deaths from high fever and bleeding in African outbreaks, can also infect without producing illness, according to a new finding by … Continue reading

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Civil Forfeiture in America

Must-watch: Background here and here.

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The Shocking Truth: The U.S. Medical System Is Woefully Unprepared for Ebola

We Need to Stop Pretending We’re Prepared … and Actually Get Prepared Government spokesmen and mainstream talking heads keep saying that Ebola is no threat to the U.S., because our medical system is thoroughly prepared. However, Reuters notes that American … Continue reading

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U.S. Alliance with FSA and ISIL in Six Photographs

by Rick Sterling The following six photographs confirm that a favorite “moderate rebel” leader, Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, is allied with ISIL. The first photograph is from Spring 2013 and shows Okaidi with the American who has been the principal coordinator … Continue reading

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Dallas: Workers Spray Ebola Patients’ Vomit Off of Sidewalk with Pressure Washer and No Protective Clothing (Photos and Video)

Carelessness May Lead to Spread of Disease Ebola carrier Thomas Eric Duncan – the guy who brought Ebola to Dallas – vomited outside his apartment building. A WFAA TV Dallas/Fort Worth Channel 8 news chopper took the following photograph showing … Continue reading

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Top Doctors: Ebola May Become Airborne … And May ALREADY Be Transmissible Via Aerosols

We CAN Stop the Ebola Epidemic … But ONLY If We Understand How It’s Spread Michael T. Osterholm – director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – wrote in the New York … Continue reading

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Why Is the U.S. Government Dictatorial Towards Dissenters … But Welcoming Ebola Carriers With Open Arms?

Will Obama be the Commander-In-Chief Who Lets Ebola Infect America? 3 Supreme Court justices, 2 top level NSA executives, numerous Democratic and Republican Congress members and other top American officials have said that we’re basically in a police state Obama … Continue reading

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Most Prestigious Financial Agencies Say Global Economy Is In Real Trouble

Bad Government Policy Has Made It Likely We’ll Have a New Financial Crisis The head of the world’s most prestigious financial body, the “Central Banks’ Central Bank” – The Bank for International Settlements – said recently the global financial system … Continue reading

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ISIS Has “More In Common With Mao’s Red Guards or the Khmer Rouge Than It Does With the Muslim Empires of Antiquity”

Top Muslim Leaders Worldwide Say ISIS Is Not Really Islamic ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS. Fox … Continue reading

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“Reporter” Who Broke Propaganda Piece “Justifying” Bombing Syria Clears His Stories with CIA Before Publishing

A Stooge for the CIA? We recently pointed out that the immediate “justification” for the U.S. bombing of Syria – the “Khorasans” – is as fake as the Kardashians’ physique. Glenn Greenwald, Murtaza Hussain and Justin Raimondo have written must-read stories … Continue reading

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China Accuses U.S. of Fomenting Hong Kong Unrest

Has the U.S. Egged On the Protests? The mass demonstrations in Hong Kong are dramatic, indeed. And given that Hong Kong has long enjoyed a more liberal existence under British rule, protests against a more authoritarian Chinese government (at least … Continue reading

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Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria

U.S. Allies Support the Terrorists We’re Supposedly “Fighting” The Jerusalem Post reports that an ISIS fighter says that Turkey funds the terrorist group. Turkey is a member of NATO and a close U.S. ally. A German news program – with … Continue reading

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Peace In The Middle East Is A Real Possibility – See For Yourself

Preface:   Scientists are just starting to understand the power of “fields”. For example, scientists have been stunned in recent years to discover: Flares from the sun change the rate of radioactive decay of elements on Earth Sounds generated deep inside … Continue reading

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Art Has the Power to Change the World

The Solution To Decades of Failed Wars? More War, Of Course … When Your Only Tool Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail Liberty Died for Somebody’s Sins The images above are from the brilliant artist Anthony Freda. A … Continue reading

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The Khorasans: As Fake As the Kardashians

New Boogeyman Has Already Been Debunked Obama is now – after the fact – scrambling to justify bombing the sovereign nation of Syria without the permission of either the Syrian government or even the United States Congress by saying that … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Constitutional Expert: Obama More Extreme Warmonger than Bush or Nixon

Obama Is the Most Extreme President In History Jonathan Turley is perhaps the top constitutional law expert in the United States (and a liberal). Turley told MSNBC that Obama is worse than Bush or Nixon in launching unilateral, unconstitutional wars: … Continue reading

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ISIS Is Run By Former Iraqi Generals … Many Are Members Of Saddam Hussein’s Secular Baath Party Who Converted To Radical Islam In American Prisons

U.S. Foreign Policy Created Many More Terrorists Than It Killed The New Yorker reports: ISIS is run by a council of former Iraqi generals, according to Hisham Alhashimi, an adviser to the Iraqi government and an expert on ISIS. Many … Continue reading

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2,400 Year Old “Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend” Myth Has Led to Insanely Stupid U.S. Foreign Policy

America Is Tangled Up In Impossibly Complicated Webs The ancient idea that “The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend”  is widely attributed to the Arabs. But it is actually much older …  It originated in the 4th century B.C. … Continue reading

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FBI: Bombing ISIS Will Only STRENGTHEN Them

By Bombing ISIS, We Are Only Feeding the “Parasite of War” Antiwar notes: US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, far from “degrading” the organization, are actually giving ISIS a huge shot in the arm, according to FBI Director James Comey, … Continue reading

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Shale Fracking Is a “Ponzi Scheme” … “This Decade’s Version of The Dotcom Bubble” … “A Lot In Common With the Subprime Mortgage Market Just Before It Melted Down”

A Losing Bet In 2011, the New York Times wrote: “Money is pouring in” from investors even though shale gas is “inherently unprofitable,” an analyst from PNC Wealth Management, an investment company,  wrote to a contractor in a February e-mail. … Continue reading

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Giant March for Independence in Catalonia

Background.

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The U.S. Has Already Completed Regime Change In Syria (1949), Iran (1953), Iraq (Twice), Afghanistan (Twice), Turkey, Libya and Other Oil-Rich Countries

Syria Everyone knows that the U.S. and its allies have heavily backed Islamic terrorists in Syria in an attempt to implement regime change in that country. But did you know that the U.S. previously carried out regime change in Syria? … Continue reading

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A Public Bank Option for Scotland

Guest post by Ellen Brown. Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. As video blogger Ian R. Crane colorfully puts the issues and possibilities: [T]he People of Scotland … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence

Oil David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence. They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings. But it’s really all about oil … Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it … Continue reading

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9/11: What Happened?

What do you think about this fascinating new documentary from David Hooper?

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9/11 Commission Chair: Declassify EVERYTHING

9/11 Commissioners Want the Facts to Come Out 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Keane has previously called for the declassification of the secret 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 Inquiry, and said that 60-70% of what was classified shouldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Call your Rep TODAY: Vote ‘NO’ on Military Aid to Syrian ‘Rebels’

Preface from Washington’s Blog: It is now beyond dispute that the U.S. and its allies have armed ISIS and its allies.  That hasn’t worked out so well … From Just Foreign Policy. Congress is expected to vote soon on a … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Military Official: Our Arab “Allies” Support ISIS

Member of Senate Armed Services Committee Agrees America’s top military official – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey – just admitted in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing what we’ve been saying for months … Continue reading

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From the Very Start, the CIA Has Engaged In Covert Terrorism to Give Government Plausible Deniability

“So Planned and Executed That Any US Government Responsibility For Them Is Not Evident To Unauthorized Persons And That If Uncovered The US Government Can Plausibly Disclaim Any Responsibility For Them” Everyone knows that the CIA spies … But – … Continue reading

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The Smoking Guns of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Must-Read:  “The 2001 Anthrax Deception” Professor Graeme MacQueen has written a must-read book on the anthrax attacks on America: The 2001 Anthrax Deception. Even those of us who have paid close attention to – and written broadly on – the … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice: “We Are In that Brave New World, and We Are Capable of Being In that Orwellian World, Too”

Top Politicians Warn of Fascism Current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said yesterday in reference to spying and drones: We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too. Two former … Continue reading

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Washington’s Iraq-Syria Policy: Throwing the Ball to a Midget Surrounded by an Entire Team of 7-Foot Basketball Players

Who Do You THINK Will End Up With the Ball? Lebanon’s Daily Star reports that so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels support ISIS terrorists: “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front [another extremist and hard-line Islamic terrorist group] … Continue reading

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FBI Whistleblower: Pentagon, CIA, NATO and MI6 Were Masterminds Behind 9/11

“As Far As People Who Ran The Show, It Was The Highest Levels of NATO, the U.S., MI6, CIA And The Pentagon” Sibel Edmonds has just released her fantastic spy thriller,  The Lone Gladio.     Here’s our review, comparing it … Continue reading

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Never Forget … Countries from Around the World Admit They Use False Flag Terror

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: A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that … Continue reading

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World’s Second-Biggest Internet Payment Network – PayPal – Will Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream We’ve previously noted that Reddit, Virgin Galactic, Overstock.com, two big Las Vegas hotels, a Congressman, and many businesses now accept Bitcoin. So does Dish Networks. But a huge shift just occurred, which virtually guarantees that Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Big Banks Manipulated $21 Trillion Dollar Market for Credit Default Swaps (and Every Other Market)

Derivatives Are Manipulated Runaway derivatives – especially credit default swaps (CDS) – were one of the main causes of the 2008 financial crisis. Congress never fixed the problem, and actually made it worse. The big banks have long manipulated derivatives … Continue reading

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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

By Ellen Brown In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest … Continue reading

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Israel v. Palestine: Yet Another Gas War?

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas? We noted in 2012 that the real reason for Israeli-Palestinian fighting in Gaza may be over Gaza’s huge natural gas reserves. The following post by Julie Lévesque at Global Research provides insight … Continue reading

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Top Russia Expert: Ukraine Joining Nato Would Provoke Nuclear War

U.S and NATO Responsible for Ukraine Crisis … and West Has Agreed to Cover Up Details About Shoot Down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Stephen Cohen is one of America’s top experts on Russia.  Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union: The U.S. and Nato Are Provoking the Ukrainian Crisis

Encircling Russia and Arming Ukraine Are What’s Provoking the Bear Jack Matlock, U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, says that the U.S. and NATO are to blame for the Ukraine crisis: The fact is they are … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on 9/11: “I Believe That If We Ever Get The Full Truth, We’ll Find Out That Our Government Had It In The Records Exactly What The Plans Were, Or At Least Close To It”

Background:  Overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was foreseeable. Indeed, Al Qaeda crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was itself foreseeable.  And see this. No wonder the movement to declassify 9/11 information is gaining momentum.

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How Can You Tell Whether Russia has Invaded Ukraine?

By Dmitri Orlov, of Club Orlov.  Orlov – a Russian engineer who lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union – now lives in the United States. Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the … Continue reading

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American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Warn Germany Not to Fall for Anti-Russian Propaganda

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Beware Flimsy “Intelligence” MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of … Continue reading

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Review: Sibel Edmonds’ “The Lone Gladio”

A Great Read: As Good As Any Clancy Or Ludlum Novel … With a Twist I’m a sucker for Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum type spy novels. Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio is a great read. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Movement to Declassify 9/11 Information Gathers Momentum

9/11 Commission Chairs, Congressmen and Intelligence Officers All Call for Declassification The 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs – Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean – have called for the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report which is classified to be declassified. Kean … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower: We Need a New 9/11 Investigation Into the Destruction of the World Trade Center

The Observable Facts Were Ignored … Bill Binney is the NSA’s former senior technical director, 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, one of the world’s top crypto-mathematicians, who managed thousands of employees at the agency. … Continue reading

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Has the U.S. Targeted Nuclear-Armed Russia with Regime Change?

America Has Undertaken Regime Change In Many Countries Before In 1957, the U.S. and British governments planned regime change in Syria … because it was drifting too close to the Soviet Union. 20 years ago, influential U.S. government officials decided to … Continue reading

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Judges’ Level of Empathy Correlated with Time of Day

Tired, Hungry Judges Are Mean We’ve previously noted that – contrary to the naive belief of many – judges are political animals.  See this, this, this and this. But they’re also just plain animals … like everyone else. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Why Does the U.S. Support a Country which was FOUNDED With Terrorism … and Is Still the MAIN SOURCE of Islamic Terrorism Today?

America Has Sold Its Soul for Oil A U.S. congressman for 6 years,  who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough) says that – even if the Saudi government backed the 9/11 attacks – Saudi oil is too … Continue reading

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The Fed, Elites and the Islamic End-Times

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We have no idea about whether or not the author’s theory is correct. Even he acknowledges that it’s speculative. It is interesting, however. By D. Senti The development of ISIS, to anyone paying attention to the … Continue reading

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The Day Tokyo Got Blasted by Fukushima Radiation

3/15/2011 On March 15, 2011, the winds shifted … The Fukushima radiation which had been blowing out to sea suddenly turned and hit Tokyo: The image is a screenshot we took from a video released by the French government radiation … Continue reading

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Scientists Drastically Underestimated Amount of Fukushima Radiation Worldwide

Fukushima Radiation Has Spread Worldwide We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this. We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within … Continue reading

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More Than Twice as Many Americans “Strongly Disapprove” of Obama as “Strongly Approve”

Americans Have Lost Faith Polls have previously shown: Trust by Americans in all 3 branches of government have dropped to historic lows Congress is less popular than zombies, witches, dog poop, potholes, toenail fungus, hemorrhoids, cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, … Continue reading

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I Blame The Central Banks

For the coming bond bubble disaster By Chris Martenson. Cross-Posted from Peak Prosperity. The current bubbles in financial assets — in equities and bonds of all grades and quality — raging in every major market across the globe are no … Continue reading

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Dangerous Crossroads: US-NATO To Deploy Ground Troops, Conduct Large Scale Naval Exercises against “Unnamed Enemy”

By professor Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research.  The World is at a dangerous Crossroads. The Western military alliance is in an advanced state of readiness. And so is Russia. Russia is heralded as the “Aggressor”. US-NATO military confrontation with Russia … Continue reading

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Forget “Peak Oil” and “Peak Credit” … Are We On the Downslope of “Peak Intelligence”?

Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? Scientists say that we have much smaller brains than our ancestors had 20,000 years ago … and we might have gotten stupider since agriculture became widespread. Huffington Post reports that we’ve probably gotten dumber … Continue reading

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What Einstein ACTUALLY Said About Israel and Palestine

Einstein Opposed Creation of Jewish State … Warned Against Mistreatment of Arabs Albert Einstein is one of the most prominent Jews in modern history. And there are numerous false rumors about Einstein’s stance on Israel and Palestinians.  For example, there … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Islam … It’s ALL Religious Fundamentalism

While the Koran Calls for Violence, The Bible Is Even Worse … Calling for Genocide Christians and Jews rightly point out that the Koran is a violent text which calls on Muslims to attack “unbelievers”. But they fail to see … Continue reading

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Muhammad – the Founder of Islam – Specifically CONDEMNED AS SINNERS Anyone Who Failed to Protect Christians or Interfered with Christians’ Ability to Practice their Own Faith

The Achtiname of Muhammad – 626 AD Muslims Who Persecute Christians Are Violating a DIRECT ORDER from Muhammad ISIS and other Muslim extremists who persecute Christians are disobeying a direct order from Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Specifically, in 626 … Continue reading

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U.S. Backs Hotbeds of Islamic Fundamentalism

Why Are We Backing the Most Barbaric, Violent, Extreme Muslims … And Overthrowing Moderates? Salafis are the most violent, crazed fundamentalist Muslims. For example, both ISIS and Al Qaeda are Salafis. ISIS and other salafi terrorists represent a very small … Continue reading

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Muslim Leaders Worldwide Condemn ISIS

Many Americans Want to Know Why Muslims Aren’t Condemning ISIS ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS.  Fox … Continue reading

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U.S. Wants to Bomb ISIS In Syria … Maybe We Should (cough) First Stop ARMING THEM?

If We Stop Arming, Funding and Training Terrorists, then Maybe We Won’t Have to Bomb Them Later U.S. foreign policy is schizophrenic. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says we need to attack the Sunni militants in Syria. … Continue reading

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New Terror Narrative Emerging: ISIS Supports American Resistance

By Daniel Taylor, Old Thinker News. In the ongoing effort by the establishment to demonize the Tea Party and resistance to an expanding federal government, a new narrative is emerging that could provide justification for a nation-wide crackdown on dissent. … Continue reading

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Handbook: 7 Basic Propaganda Devices

Preface: As part of our ongoing effort to expose propaganda techniques, we are posting the propaganda section of the Hasbara Handbook: Promoting Israel on Campus, originally leaked by Wikispooks. It is more than a decade old, as it refers to … Continue reading

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Ukraine Busted In ANOTHER Lie

Ukrainian Propaganda Fizzles … The Ukrainian government has been caught in lie after lie regarding the confrontation with Russia. The newest fib was a whopper … As the Daily Mail reports: Muddled security officials in Ukraine were last night forced … Continue reading

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The Crazy Money Incentive Which Led to Ferguson

You Won’t BELIEVE Why Police Harass So Many African-Americans In Ferguson We recently noted that the terrible handling of the economic crisis was one of the underlying causes of the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri. We pointed out in 2010 that … Continue reading

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The Insane Terrorist Group We Armed and Supported Now Greater Threat to U.S. than 9/11

The Guys We Armed Are Now Threatening to Blow Us Up American foreign policy is on par with the Keystone Cops or the Three Stooges. Today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said ISIS is going to attack America … and … Continue reading

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The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls

Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name What’s confusing you Is the nature of my game – The Rolling Stones What’s Confusing You Is the Nature of Their Game The reason that Internet trolls are effective is that … Continue reading

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Big Banks “Bought” Congress … So Credit Derivatives Are Bigger than Ever

The Causes of the 2008 Crisis Have Never Been Addressed We’ve noted for years that Washington never reined in the risky derivatives which helped cause the 2008 crash … and so the big banks hold more derivatives than ever. We’ve … Continue reading

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Sutton’s Theory of Elite Action

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  While we frequently write about the deeper currents underlying world events -  we know nothing about Anthony Sutton. But reader and guest poster D. Senti has a sent us a well-written piece summarizing Sutton’s theories … … Continue reading

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Former Mafia Boss Who Did a Lot of Business with Wall Street: Buy Physical Gold and Silver, Because Wall Street Steals Your Money

Crime Boss: Wall Street Has No Ethics The Colombo crime family’s former boss – Michael Franzese – says even he doesn’t trust Wall Street. Franzese – played by Joseph Bono in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie “GoodFellas” – spent 10 years … Continue reading

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Council On Foreign Relations: The Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s – Not Putin’s – Fault

Mainstream, Hawkish Group Blames the West for the Mess In Ukraine We’ve previously reported that it’s the West’s encirclement of Russia – breaking a key promise which led to the break-up of the Soviet Union – which is behind the … Continue reading

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Are the Rocket Attacks Which Break Israeli Ceasefires False Flags?

Is Hamas that Stupid … Or Are They Being Framed? The West looks at Hamas as the aggressor in Gaza, because of the numerous rockets fired into Israel. But undercover Israeli soldiers admitted in 2005 to throwing stones at other … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S.

Founders Versus Ferguson … Former Congressman – and Cleveland mayor – Dennis Kucinich wrote a must-read post yesterday: The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, was a catalyst toward the American Revolution. Five civilians were killed by the British soldiers. … Continue reading

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Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

Congress Is For Sale to the Highest Bidder Americans of all stripes oppose the militarization of U.S. police forces. For example: A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far A … Continue reading

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Does THIS Explain the “Snipers” Shadowing the Occupy Protests?

Was the Government Prepared to Deploy Snipers If the Occupy Protests Gained Momentum? TruthDig reported last year: “Did the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders?” asks investigative reporter Dave Lindorff at WhoWhatWhy. “What did … Continue reading

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Peak Inequality: The .01% And The Impoverishment Of Society

By David DeGraw. This is an adapted excerpt from my new book, The Economics of Revolution. I: The Ultra-Rich .01% II: The Systematic Impoverishment of Society III: Economic Slavery IV: Hidden Wealth & Shadow Banking V: The Aristocracy & The … Continue reading

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The Terrible Handling of the Economic Crisis Is a Cause of the Ferguson Riots

Bad Economic Policy Is Partly to Blame for Ferguson We noted 3 years ago that the terrible handling of the economic crisis would lead to civil unrest and riots. We noted that: A study this month by economists Hans-Joachim Voth … Continue reading

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What Effect Would Ebola Have On Our Economy?

The Economic Effects of Ebola Preface: Ebola will obviously have a devastating effect on those areas of West Africa where the disease is currently raging.  After all, no one wants to travel to an Ebola hot spot. But this essay … Continue reading

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Krugman: War Is BAD for the Economy

“War Necessarily Inflicts Severe Economic Harm Even On the Victor” We pointed out in 2009 that war is bad for the American economy. We noted in 2012 that military spending as “stimulus” can’t work, because conditions are different than they … Continue reading

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CBS News: “Ferguson, Iraq”

Given the militarization of police in America, the following tweet from CBS News is ironic: Ferguson, Iraq … indeed. Postscript: Obviously, CBS meant “Ferguson and Iraq”.  But the poorly-worded Tweet perfectly sums up what most Americans think of the overly-militarized … Continue reading

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The REAL Looting Is Happening On Wall Street … Not In Ferguson, Missouri

Images by William Banazi Who Are the Worst Looters? The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is inexcusable. The hoodlums – apparently out-of-towners – are not only stealing and destroying private property for no good reason, but they are giving the peaceful … Continue reading

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What Do Jews Say About Palestine and Gaza?

What Do Jewish Voices Say? Forget what others say about Israel.  Let’s listen to prominent Jewish voices. 313 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed a letter stating: As Jewish survivors and descendants … Continue reading

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Allegations: U.S. Allies Back ISIS Islamic Terrorists

Who’s Really Pulling the Strings? A German minister says that U.S. ally Qatar funds ISIS. The Times of Israel reported Wednesday: A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Europe Is Stuck In a “Greater Depression”

“It’s a Little Misleading to JUST Call This a Depression. It’s WORSE than That” The Washington Post’s Wonkblog reports: Europe hasn’t recovered, because it hasn’t let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little monetary stimulus have, instead, put it … Continue reading

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The REAL ISSUE Behind the Ferguson, Missouri Police Response

Protest Is Treated As Terrorism In America Today Washington Post writer Radley Balko is the leading expert on militarization of police in America.  Balko has testified to Congress and written books on the subject. Balko said today that the real … Continue reading

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You’re Nine Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

Putting Risk In Context The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011.* That figure includes deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq and all other theaters of war. In contrast, … Continue reading

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Why Should White People Care What Happens to Black or Brown People?

I Remained Silent Because I’m Not Black Preface: German pastor Martin Niemöller initially supported Hitler. But he later opposed him, and was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp for years. Niemöller learned the hard way that keep your head down … Continue reading

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U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips to Help AMERICANS On How to Handle Tear Gas

Police Violence In Ferguson, Missouri:  The Big Picture As you may have heard, police and Swat teams in Ferguson, Missouri have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, and outlawed peaceful assembly. Police are also using stun grenades … Continue reading

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We’ve Opened the Gates of Hell

Image by William Banzai Fukushima Spews Radiation World-Wide Preface: we’ve written thousands of articles on Fukushima and radiation. But this post will spotlight recent articles from EneNews … with which we have no affiliation of any nature whatsoever. The American … Continue reading

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Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Guest post by Ellen Brown. Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. … Continue reading

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The Roots of the Iraq and Syria Wars Go Back More than 60 Years

It’s Always Been about Oil and Pipelines The same issues which drove war and terrorism in the Middle East in the 1930s and 1940s are still driving it today The best way to see this is to start with today, … Continue reading

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