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“They Must Have Something Significant For the FBI to Reopen the Investigation”

What does the FBI’s new announcement about Clinton-related emails mean? Washington’s Blog asked the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand … Continue reading

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“The Fed Failed ….” And that Changes Everything

By Jeffrey Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners There is a growing body of public work that suggests Federal Reserve officials are prepared now for a very different sort of normalization than what had been envisioned up until this year. That comes, … Continue reading

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Dennis Kucinich’s Extraordinary Warning on D.C.’s Think Tank Warmongers

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the … Continue reading

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The Modern History of ‘Rigged’ US Elections

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). The United States is so committed to the notion that … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Clear – A Vote For Warmonger Hillary Clinton Is A Vote For World War 3

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. If you want to see war without end, vote for Hillary Clinton. It is tremendously ironic that Hillary Clinton and the mainstream media have attempted to portray Donald Trump as “dangerous” and … Continue reading

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Is the Fed Fix in for the election?

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. As we near Halloween, the US stock market looks like it’s whistling past the graveyard near the end of a year that I predicted would be the dawn of “the Epocalypse.” (By that, I meant an … Continue reading

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Fact Check: Trump Is Right that Clinton Might Cause WW3

Artwork by Anthony Freda, AnthonyFreda.com   Trump claims that Clinton’s policy on Syria would lead to World War 3. Let’s fact check … The Washington Post points out that a vote for Clinton is a vote for escalating military confrontation … Continue reading

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The Path to Total Dictatorship: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have … Continue reading

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We Can Prove the Podesta Emails Released by Wikileaks Are Authentic…Here’s How

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Anyone with half a brain or an ounce of honesty left, knows that the John Podesta emails released by Wikileaks are authentic. If they weren’t, everyone implicated in them would have immediately … Continue reading

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Did Russia Hack the DNC … Really?

Obama, Clinton and the mainstream media all say that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and released emails to throw the election to Trump. But former CIA, State Department, and House Intelligence Committee security expert Fred Fleitz notes: Only two … Continue reading

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Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly

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). As polls show Hillary Clinton closing in on victory, Official … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Elite’ Eagerly Await an Expansion of Overseas Wars Under Hillary Clinton

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Your average American Hillary Clinton supporter will smugly head to the polls on November 8th, entirely self-assured of his or her vital role in the defeat of fascism in these United States. It won’t take … Continue reading

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American Psycho: Sex, Lies and Politics Add Up to a Terrifying Election Season

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I … Continue reading

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Quick Break from the Madness

Things are kind of nutty right now, with the election, tension with Russia, the economy, spying, etc. Need a quick mental vacation? Enjoy a few pics from my recent travels around Bali: Monkey Forest Lake Baratan Tirta Gangga Rice Terraces … Continue reading

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Ubud, Bali

Ubud is the cultural center of Bali.  While it has gotten clogged with traffic jams – cars and scooters compete for every square inch of  roadway – there are still many gems for those who are willing to look: Double-click … Continue reading

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Tirta Gangga, Bali

The old Tirta Gangga Water Palace, Bali: Double-click for large panoramas: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Travels Around Bali, Rice Terraces, Gunung Kawi,  Lake Baratan, Taman Kertha Gosa, Tirta Empul, Besakih, Monkey Forest Lake … Continue reading

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Gunung Kawi, Bali

The ancient Gunung Kawi Temple, Bali: Double-click for large panoramas: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Travels Around Bali, Rice Terraces, Lake Baratan, Taman Kertha Gosa, Tirta Empul, Besakih, Monkey Forest Lake Batur and … Continue reading

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Lake Baratan, Bali

The temple and surrounding area at Lake Baratan, Bali: Double-click for large images: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Travels Around Bali, Rice Terraces, Taman Kertha Gosa, Tirta Empul, Besakih, Monkey Forest Lake Batur … Continue reading

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Clinton Repackages Her Syrian ‘No-Fly’ Plan

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). While the major news media focused on Donald Trump’s agnostic … Continue reading

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Trump Unchained

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by Evan Guest | CC BY 2.0   “For any minimally conscious American citizen, it is absolutely evident that Donald Trump is not only facing the … Continue reading

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1 in 4 Young Americans Prefer a Giant Meteor to Trump or Clinton as President

 Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Can’t really blame them, can you. Reuters reports: Young Americans are so dissatisfied with their choices in this presidential election that nearly one in four told an opinion poll they would rather … Continue reading

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The Democrats’ Joe McCarthy Moment

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). My first book, Fooling America, examined Washington’s excited “conventional wisdom” … Continue reading

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ISIS Moves To Syria Where Erdogan Still Aims For Aleppo

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under ISIS Moves To Syria Where Erdogan Still Aims For Aleppo. The Iraqi army started a large operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic State jihadists. But the forces, in total … Continue reading

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The Real Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Aleppo

Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America as … Continue reading

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The New U.S. Way Of War

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under The New U.S. Way of War. A recommendable New York Times piece looks at the mostly hidden way the U.S. is now waging wars. The example is Somalia, where … Continue reading

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Highland Clearances

There is so much injustice in Tory Britain you trip over it when you are not looking. We just enjoyed a long weekend in the Highlands, and stayed through airbnb at the Wayfarers’ Rest in Laggan. Out hosts were the … Continue reading

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Taman Kertha Gosa, Bali

The ancient palace complex at Taman Kertha Gosa, Bali:   Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Travels Around Bali, Rice Terraces, Tirta Empul, Besakih, Monkey Forest Lake Batur and Tanah Lot.

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Clinton and Trump Supporters Both Agree On One Thing: The Election Could Be Hacked

73% of Republicans – and according to one poll, 41% of all voters – believe the election could be stolen by Clinton and her lackeys in the media. Democrats urgently warn that there’s a real threat that Russia could hack … Continue reading

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A Peculiar Coincidence

Today, Swedish prosecutors were meant to question Julian Assange in the Ecuadorean Embassy, something for which the Assange legal team has been pressing for years. They believe that once this step has been taken, prosecutors will no longer be able … Continue reading

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Are American Threats Against Russia a Sign of WEAKNESS, Instead of Strength?

Teddy Roosevelt famously said America’s foreign policy was to “speak softly, and carry a big stick.” During the heyday of American power, the U.S. quietly pulled off numerous coups around the world, without the American public even know that we … Continue reading

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Lake Batur, Bali

The temple and surrounding area at Lake Batur, Bali: Double-click for big, panoramic image: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Travels Around Bali, Rice Terraces, Tirta Empul, Besakih, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot.

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NYT’s Absurd New Anti-Russian Propaganda

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). If the dangers weren’t so great – a possible nuclear … Continue reading

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Winning the Playwrights’ Vote

I am very honoured that Alan Bennett wrote, and has now published, that he would have voted for me. From his 2005 diary 25 April Keep being rung by journalists asking how I intend to vote, information which I don’t … Continue reading

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Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia.  As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and … Continue reading

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Wars and Rumors of Wars Abound

Wars and rumors of wars are now filling the headlines as listed below with the most immediate top-level rumors of war being created by Russia among its own citizens. Rumors of wars directly from the Kremlin As tensions between the … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Propaganda. Nuclear Conflict: Deception or Real Threat?

[Preface by Washington’s Blog: this is a fascinating contrarian view of the cause and meaning of America’s aggressive threats toward Russia.] By Federico Pieraccini. Originally posted at Strategic Culture (reprinted with permission). The events in the Middle East, Syria and … Continue reading

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‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent

By Alastair Crooke, a former British diplomat who was a senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy.  Originally published at Consortium News (republished with permission of the author). Raul Ilargi Meijer, the long-standing economics commentator, has written both succinctly … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

By Chris Hedges   Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at an event hosted by the Republican Hindu Coalition in Edison, N.J., Saturday. (Julio Cortez / AP) Americans are not offered major-party candidates who have opposing political ideologies or ideas. … Continue reading

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Prepare Yourself for Blowback from Yemen

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. If there is another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, this time because of the death and destruction that the U.S. government is wreaking in Yemen, I can already hear the laments and complaints … Continue reading

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Obama Enters the Media Wars – Why His Recent Attack on Free Speech is So Dangerous and Radical

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Control of the news media is an instrumental, key feature to any totalitarian government. In contrast, the primary reason this experiment known as the United States has lasted so long under relatively free … Continue reading

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Travels Around Bali

Travels around Bali: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Rice Terraces, Tirta Empul, Besakih, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot.

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UK Torture Secrets Will Remain Secret

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has agreed that I shall be able to review Top Secret and other classified documents which contain the evidence of UK complicity in torture and my attempts to stop it, before giving evidence to the … Continue reading

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Tirta Empul Temple, Bali

Tirta Empul Temple, Bali: Double-click for big bold image: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Rice Terraces, Besakih, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot.

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Drowning In Debt: 35 Percent Of All Americans Have Debt That Is At Least 180 Days Past Due

More than a third of all Americans can’t pay their debts.  I don’t know about you, but to me that is a shocking figure.  As you will see below, 35 percent of the people living in this country have debt … Continue reading

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I am Warming to Nicola

The BBC spin on Nicola Sturgeon’s speech was that actually it was a move further back from Indyref2. It can be interpreted that way. In effect she was saying that leaving the EU is perhaps not a “material change” triggering … Continue reading

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Rice Terraces, Bali

The rice terraces at Tegalalang (first three pictures) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jatiluwih (remaining pictures) in Bali: Double-click for large panoramas: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Besakih, Monkey Forest and Tanah … Continue reading

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Besakih, Bali

The ancient Besakih Temple complex, called Bali’s “mother temple” by locals … a complex of 23 temples spanning many acres: Copyright © 2016 George Washington,  Washington’s Blog.  All Rights Reserved. See also Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot.

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World War 3? Barack Obama Could Take A Major Step Toward War With Russia On Friday

Because the mainstream media is devoting almost all of their time and energy to covering the Trump and Clinton campaigns, most Americans don’t realize that the Obama administration is bringing us perilously close to war with Russia.  On Friday, Barack … Continue reading

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How Much Will Brexit Add to the Cost of Trident and Hinkley Point?

The spectacular and continuing fall in the value of the pound will add over £50 billion to the cost of Trident. Yes, bits of steel are being welded together in the UK, but the steel is imported and so is … Continue reading

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I Support a No-Fly Zone in Syria – A Real One that Applies to NATO Too

This is the result of NATO bombing of Sirte to “enforce the no-fly zone” in Libya. When the neo-cons in the UK parliament and the serial warmonger Hilary Clinton call for a “no-fly zone” they actually mean the opposite. The … Continue reading

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