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Follow The Sand To The Real Fracking Boom

When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom. … Continue reading

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France Will Renege on Russian Contract, Says Pres. Francois Hollande

Eric Zuesse On November 25th, French President Francois Hollande announced that France, which has already missed two deadlines to deliver to Russia two completed Mistral helicopter-carriers to Russia, won’t deliver either ship until Washington has no further complaints about Russia’s … Continue reading

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

Images by William Banazi Who Are the Worst Looters? The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is bad.    The looters are giving the peaceful protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown a bad name, and provoking an armed (and over-militarized) response by … Continue reading

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U.S. Among Only 3 Countries at U.N. Officially Backing Nazism & Holocaust-Denial; Israel Parts Company from Them; Germany Abstains

Eric Zuesse In a U.N. vote, on November 21st, only three countries — the United States, Ukraine, and Canada — voted against a resolution to condemn racist facsism, or “nazism,” and to condemn denial of Germany’s World War II Holocaust … Continue reading

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3 Billion Gallons of Highly-Toxic Fracking Waste Dumped Into California Drinking Water Supply

California Has Been Fracked We’ve warned for years that fracking pollutes our scarce drinking water. As the Emmy-winning documentary Gasland demonstrates,  fracking is polluting water all over the country. A study published in the journal Ground Water predicts that the … Continue reading

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Why Do We Allow Ukraine’s Government to Write the Official Report on The Downing of MH17?

Eric Zuesse There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th: the separatist rebels, whom the Ukrainian Government charge had shot it down mistaking it for one of the Ukrainian Air … Continue reading

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This Crisis Was Foreseeable … Thousands of Years Ago

Economists, Military Strategists and Others Warned Us … Long Ago We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is always aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys. We’ve known for … Continue reading

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Why QE May Lead to DEFLATION In the Long Run

“If [They're] Right, Everything The Fed Has Been Doing To Try To Stimulate The Economy Isn’t Just Useless — It’s Backward” Preface: Financial experts have been debating since the start of the 2008 financial crisis whether inflation or deflation is … Continue reading

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Americans Still Have NO CLUE About How Much Inequality We Have

Politicians, Media and Wall Street May Be Trying to Hide the Size of the Gap Even years after the Occupy protests (love ‘em or hate ‘em, they focused everyone’s attention on inequality),  Americans are still clueless about how much inequality … Continue reading

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Obama’s TTIP Trade Deal w. Europe Would Be Disastrous for Europe, Says the First Independent Study

Eric Zuesse On November 14th, German Economic News (which this writer has found to be the world’s most honest, non-propagandistic, newspaper) published two articles about, and they also posted to the Internet, the first independent study of the likely impacts … Continue reading

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For the First Time in 170 years, the British Parliament Will Debate How Money Is Really Created

The Secret Life of Money A mere 8 months ago, the Bank of England admitted that central banks create money out of thin air. Now, Parliament is about to debate how money is really created:

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Why Is Europe Staying with the Leading Fascist Power, That’s Now Turned Nazi?

Eric Zuesse The United States is a gung-ho supporter of a genocide that it created. (Click on those links, for the verification of these shocking facts — shocking only because they’re covered up by our ‘press.’) Why does Europe tolerate … Continue reading

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Why Stocks Are Soaring … Even though the Fed Stopped Quantitative Easing

The Answers Might Surprise You Why are stocks still soaring, even though the Fed stopped QE? Initially, QE arguably hasn’t totally stopped been stopped. And – of course – Japan’s massive QE is helping the Dow and S&P as well. Additionally, several … Continue reading

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Inequality Now at Lord and Serf Level

You Know Inequality Is Bad … But You Don’t Know HOW Bad You know inequality is bad … but you don’t know how bad. We’ve gotten to the overlord and serf level. Gini Graham Scott writes: Today, as the rich … Continue reading

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The View that Putin’s Advisor Has on Obama’s Ukrainian War

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s operation (click on this for the documentation) to exterminate pro-Russian voters in Ukraine, was discussed back in July by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief foreign affairs advisor, Sergei Glazyev, in an interview by Alyona … Continue reading

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Inequality Is Cyclical, Skyrocketing Until – Periodically – Revolution Forces Concessions from Those Who Have Grabbed All the Wealth

Cycles of Wealth Preface:  Sometimes breakthrough insights come from smart, accomplished people in one expertise who look at a different field with fresh eyes … unencumbered by the dogmas and politics of that field. Peter Turchin is a professor in … Continue reading

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Media Blackout as U.S. Sponsors Genocide in Southeastern Ukraine

Eric Zuesse Here’s a typical example of what’s being blacked-out: This is a photo of a Ukrainian soldier guiding a truck-full of prisoners toward a ditch, to which the prisoners are then dragged one-by-one, and thrown in, and shot — … Continue reading

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Big Banks Busted Massively Manipulating Foreign Exchange, Precious Metals … And Every Other Market

Currency Markets Are Rigged Currency markets are massively rigged. And see this and this. Reuters notes today: Regulators fined six major banks including Citigroup (C.N) and UBS (UBSN.VX) a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying … Continue reading

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New Attorney General: As Much of a Hack as Eric Holder

Originally posted at Reader Supported News. By Carl Gibson* After the news broke of Eric Holder’s departure from the DOJ, I called on President Obama to nominate Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, based on his exemplary record of defending consumers … Continue reading

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If Everything Is Just Fine, Why Are So Many Really Smart People Forecasting Economic Disaster?

By Michael Snyder. The parallels between the false prosperity of 2007 and the false prosperity of 2014 are rather striking.  If we go back and look at the numbers in the fall of 2007, we find that the Dow set … Continue reading

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How Our People Do Their Extermination-Jobs in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse Below is a video of “our side” in the Ukrainian civil war carrying out part of the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Mikhail Koval’s, extermination plan, which was injudiciously described by him right after a press conference. On June 11th, … Continue reading

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8 Charts Showing the Real State of the American Economy

What’s Really Happening? Jim Rickards was interviewed recently by Money Morning, and he presented 8 must-see charts … 1. Bang for the Buck The bang for buck has plunged in terms of how much stimulus federal spending has on the … Continue reading

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Nazi NATO, but No War Crimes Tribunal? Why?

Eric Zuesse The above is from a video discussed below, about what “our people” are doing to “their people.” A friend who lives in Ukraine sent me this message a few hours ago: I got a call from Donestsk the … Continue reading

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Western News-Suppression about the Downing of MH-17 Malaysian Jet

Eric Zuesse The cause of the shooting-down of the Malaysian passenger plane MH-17 on July 17th (while that plane was flying over the conflict-zone during Ukraine’s civil war) is becoming clearer and clearer, despite the rigorous continuing attempts by Western … Continue reading

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My Predictions Are Unfortunately Coming True

Eric Zuesse For several months now, I have predicted that if no House Democrat would introduce a bill of impeachment against President Barack Obama (for whom I voted, incidentally), then Republicans on November 4th would elect not just one but … Continue reading

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California Could Suffer a Fukushima-Style Meltdown

U.S. Ignoring Earthquake Risks to Nuclear Plants Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning. (The Fukushima reactors were damaged by the earthquake before the tsunami hit, because the design of the reactors was … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Stunning Election-Results

Eric Zuesse If the new Ukrainian parliament fails to deliver an intensification of the ethnic-cleansing that is going on against the nation’s ethnic-Russian southeast, Ukrainians in the northeast will be sorely disappointed. Even before the February coup and the breakaway … Continue reading

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Japan Goes “All In” On Quantitative Easing … Even though the Inventors of QE All Say It Destroys the Economy In the Long-Run

Has Japan Just Signed Its Own Death Warrant? Japan just went all-in on quantitative easing. Bloomberg reports: The Bank of Japan’s expansion of record stimulus today may see it buy every new bond the government issues. The BOJ said it … Continue reading

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Slavery Is Now Being Put into Practice by the Ukrainian Government

Results from Ukraine’s New Law for Government-Imposed Slavery (And How Western ‘News’ Media Have Hidden All of This from You) Eric Zuesse On September 26th, I headlined “Ukraine Government Officially Introduces Slavery, with Vague Terms,” and I wondered when and … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Lower Gas-Prices and the Bombings of Syria and of Southeastern Ukraine

  Obama Represents U.S. & Arabic Aristocracies, Against Those of Russia & Iran. Eric Zuesse   INTRODUCTION: Why is the Ukrainian Government, which the U.S. supports, bombing the pro-Russian residents who live in Ukraine’s own southeast? Why is the American … Continue reading

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Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It’s Not to Make Loans

By Ellen Brown. Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books. Robert B. Anderson, Treasury Secretary under Eisenhower, said it in 1959: When a bank makes a loan, … Continue reading

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Ukriane’s Civil War Is Restarting: a Good Site for Following It

Ukrainian Government is said to have air-dropped leaflets: “leave or die.” Introductory note by Eric Zuesse: Below is from a recent day’s report by the Belarusian (or “Byelorussian”) management-consulting firm Geopolitics, a site which often posts the most-penetrating daily reports … Continue reading

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The Pope: “Corruption Is a Greater Evil than Sin”

Modern interpretation of Christ driving the money changers from the temple by Anthony Freda/Daniel Zollinger “More than Forgiven, This Evil Must Be CURED” Preface: If you are an atheist (or adherent of another faith) and believe that the Catholic faith … Continue reading

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The Rape of Democracy

Eric Zuesse On the one side are Republicans, who resent taxes and self-identify with rich people who say that government is basically a huge waste of money and only private business is efficient and productive. On the other side are … Continue reading

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List of the World’s Richest Countries; America’s Special Role in It

Eric Zuesse The world’s richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to the most-representative person in each given nation — the person who is in the exact … Continue reading

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Pew Finds: Conservatives Get Their News from Fox; Liberals Get Theirs Everywhere

Eric Zuesse Pew headlined on October 21st, “Political Polarization & Media Habits,” and reported “Striking Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives,” such as that Fox News Channel dominates as the news-source among conservatives, but that no news-source dominates among liberals. 47% of “Consistent … Continue reading

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D.C. Is America’s Most Expensive City, Because It’s Where the Pig Trough Is Located

People Will Pay a LOT of Money to Live Near the Money Spigot We noted in 2011 that Washington, D.C. is like a separate country.  Specifically, the sausage-makers engaging in pork-barrel politics and the lobbyists feeding at the trough are … Continue reading

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Germany’s Merkel Agrees with ‘Angry’ Slovak Leader that Ukraine Bums EU to Pay for Russian Gas

But Merkel says EU taxpayers will have to subsidize Ukraine. Eric Zuesse On October 21st, the German Economic News  headlined (as translated), “Merkel: EU Taxpayers Should Finance Debt of Ukraine,” and reported that, “Angela Merkel visited [Slovakia's Prime Minister] Robert Fico … Continue reading

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If Republicans Win Control of the Senate in November, Nuclear War with Russia Will Be More Likely. Here’s Why.

Eric Zuesse Senate Bill S. 2277 is sponsored by 26 Republicans and no Democrats, and it would give President Obama the virtually unlimited authority to take U.S. to war against Russia in defense of the Ukrainian Government that Obama’s February 2014 coup … Continue reading

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, … Continue reading

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Politicians Try to Make Ebola a Partisan Issue for the Upcoming Election … But BOTH Parties Dropped the Ball

Both Parties Are Responsible The Dallas Morning News notes: The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections — with each side ignoring the facts. In reality, both sides have … Continue reading

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U.S. Response to Ebola: We Don’t Have the “Strongest” Medical System In the World … Only the Most EXPENSIVE

U.S. Healthcare Executives Are Talking Their Book U.S. medical officials have repeatedly said – almost like a mantra – that Ebola can’t possibly effect our country because we have the “strongest” and “best” medical system in the world. Were they … Continue reading

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Can We Admit That Economic Policy Has Failed Yet?

Government Economic Policy Has Been As Bad As Its Policy Towards ISIS or Ebola What’s causing the market to tank? Lets turn back the clock a couple of days, when the head of the International Monetary Fund said that there … Continue reading

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12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The US Economy

By Michael Snyder. Most people that discuss the “economic collapse” focus on what is coming in the future.  And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times.  But what often gets neglected is the immense … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Bank Admits Again That It Is NOT a Federal Agency

No More Federal than Federal Express As we’ve reported for over 4 years, the Federal Reserve banks are private, not government agencies. Indeed, the government admitted 86 years ago that the Fed banks are private. And the Fed has repeatedly … Continue reading

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Pervasive Lying in U.S. & UK ‘News’ Media

Why are these questions being asked on Russian TV, but not on U.S. TV? Eric Zuesse The lying is intentional, and it is systematic; but it is so on only the most important news-topics, the ones that affect the nation’s … Continue reading

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Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues From the Next Meltdown

By Ellen Brown. Concerns are growing that we are heading for another banking crisis, one that could be far worse than in 2008.  But this time, there will be no government bailouts. Instead, per the Dodd-Frank Act, bankrupt banks will … Continue reading

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How America Changed from Being the World’s Leading Democratic Nation under FDR, to Being the World’s Leading Nazi Nation under Obama

Eric Zuesse America has changed fundamentally since — and away from — the values that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt represented both in his words, and in his actions (that’s to say, in his actual decisions, his choices, as the U.S. President). … Continue reading

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The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence?

By David DeGraw.  DeGraw was one of the main organizers of Occupy Wall Street. This is Part 3 in a series of adapted excerpts from my new book, The Economics of Revolution. You can read Part 1 here and Part … Continue reading

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Biden Speech Loaded w. Lies About Ukraine

The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or … Continue reading

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Gallup: Republicans Are Likely to Win Congress Next Month

Eric Zuesse On October 8th, Gallup issued three polls that present next month’s elections as a likely bloodbath for congressional Democrats. One  bannered “Voter Engagement Lower Than in 2010 and 2006 Midterms,” and reported that by a whopping 19%, Republicans felt more … 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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Leading German Journalist Admits CIA ‘Bribed’ Him and Other Leaders of the Western ‘Press’

Eric Zuesse Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers), has decided to go public about the corruption of himself and the rest of the Western ‘news’ media, because he finds that this corruption … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll Finds Business Majors Graduate to the Worst Careers

An Important Finding to Guide Students in Choosing Their Career-Paths Eric Zuesse In what many people might consider to be a shocking finding, the Gallup Poll reported, on Thursday, October 2nd, that America’s college and university graduates with “Business” degrees (including … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Separatists Urge Immediate World Attention to Block a Mass-Execution by Ukraine

Eric Zuesse   The pro-Russian website, https://vk.com/wall-74692511_15456, issued yesterday the following bulletin, which has just now been confirmed as authentic, by the southeastern-Ukrainian democratic leader Oleg Tsarev; so it’s passed on: — Citizens’ Union of Ukraine —  WARNING !!!  Please Immediately … Continue reading

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Why Obama Lost His War in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse When President Obama took control of Ukraine in February 2014, via a coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, rather than by an outright invasion of U.S. troops, the new Government that he imposed in Kiev was democratically very … Continue reading

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Putin’s Possible Successor Explains Russia’s Military & Economic Plans

Eric Zuesse http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html The Floridian blogger about Russia, “Vineyard of the Saker,” posted an English translation on September 29th of an informative interview on Russian television. (You can see the entire translated interview at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html.) Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who has … Continue reading

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Results of Obama’s Ukraine Policy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama replaced the Ukrainian Government in late February 2014, and he has achieved a lot there, most especially by means of the civil war that resulted when he tried to exterminate the people who had voted for … Continue reading

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Ukraine Government Officially Introduces Slavery, with Vague Terms

Eric Zuesse On 23 September 2014, the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy announced official civilian slavery, via an obscure press release, headlined “The Government has extended the list of community service under martial law”; and they announced it there, in bureaucratic phrases that … Continue reading

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Gallup: 58% of Americans Want a Third Party. Maybe Senator Sanders?

Eric Zuesse On September 24th, Gallup reported that, “A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ representing the American people.’” Furthermore, “The first time the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Long Battle to Cut Social Security Benefits

Eric Zuesse If, as expected, U.S. President Barack Obama will, for the first time in his Presidency, be given by the nation’s voters two Republican-controlled houses of Congress, he’ll finally be able to sign into law bills that are as … Continue reading

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed.

Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia. But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia. Eric Zuesse The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia at the G20 … Continue reading

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Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia

Eric Zuesse The leader of the Ukrainian separatists says that their efforts to get Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to accept their territory as being a part of Russia have been firmly rejected by Putin’s Government; and, so, “We will build our … 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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U.S. Targets Islamic State’s Lucrative Oil Smuggling Operations

With U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement of an open-ended plan for airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS), the U.S. and its allies will need to degrade the power and influence of the Sunni jihadist group, and that means reducing its … Continue reading

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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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U.S., NATO, Hold Joint War Games in Ukraine, and Give Ukraine Weapons, to Continue Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

Eric Zuesse During 15-26 September, the U.S. and 14 other NATO countries are holding war games in Ukraine, in order to assist the Ukrainian military to eliminate Ukraine’s cultural Russians. Ukraine is not yet a NATO country, but aims to become one; … 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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Corruption of ‘Emily’s List’ Is Hidden by Liberals

Eric Zuesse A liberal website buried this huge scandal, by giving it the sleep-inducing headline “You Know Who Always Wins in Elections? Lobbyists, Consultants, NY’s Organized Politics.” Then, the anonymous Democratic-Party-activist-blogger, buried his real news yet deeper, by waiting till … Continue reading

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The Big Lie in the ‘News’ ‘Reporting’ About Ukraine and Russia

Eric Zuesse Here it is, in purest form, via a typical ‘news’ ‘report’ from CNN: “While questions about Russia’s tactics remain, its strategy has become more clear: The Kremlin appears to have decided to prevent Ukraine turning West and leaving what Russia … 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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URGENT: BLOCK UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT POROSHENKO ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS!

Please personally rewrite for yourself and send an email letter like this to the press secretary of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, and viralize this urgent message:   —   From: Eric Zuesse … Continue reading

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Russia Has Now Joined the Ukrainian Civil War, and Is Lying to Deny It

The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or … 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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NYT, Chrystia Freeland, on Ukraine: ‘This is not a civil war.’

Eric Zuesse The New York Times  publishes many wildly false articles, and this will expose only one of them, as an example: According to Christia Freeland, writing there, on September 5th, the conflict in which the Ukrainian Government has since May 9th been bombing … Continue reading

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The State of the Battle in Eastern Ukraine

Eric Zuesse  Showing what’s left after the invading troops were allowed to leave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFEwfF9wz0 http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/1766826.html And, then, there is this summary of the situation, by the Russian military analyst, “Vineyard of the Saker”: “all the signs are that the JRF [Junta Repression … Continue reading

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine: CNN Finally Talks to Our Regime’s Victims There

Eric Zuesse Obama has definitely been defeated in Ukraine, and this is now clear because the news reports and videos and photos of our victims there, which were previously available only online and outside America, are starting to be communicated even … Continue reading

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Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be

One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller … Continue reading

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Big-Oil CEO Faces Failure by Keeping His Eyes Closed about Global Warming

Head of Oil Company that’s Most at Risk Of Declining Value From Oil & Gas Is Burying His Head in the Tar-Sand About It Eric Zuesse According to the landmark study of the impact that the rising world concerns about global warming … Continue reading

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

Eric Zuesse The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times  editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have … Continue reading

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Why I Removed My Name from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s E-Mail List

Eric Zuesse They asked me why, and I told them why: http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/unsubscribe/ 2 Sep. 2014 Please tell us why you are unsubscribing:   Her equating Israel’s massive bombing of Gaza with the paltry and (by comparison) almost inconsequential bombing of Israel by Hamas made me sick, especially … Continue reading

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Republican Bigs Consider Donating to Hillary Clinton

America’s Aristocrats Declare Victory Against the Public; They War Now Mainly Against One-Another Eric Zuesse On August 31st, the Republican political site Politico bannered “Wall Street Republicans’ Dark Secret: Hillary Clinton 2016,” and Ben White and Maggie Haberman delivered a blockbuster report about … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country

4.3% of Americans Survive on Less than $2/Day –  That’s Considered Poor in Even the Poorest Lands Eric Zuesse Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch Condemns ‘Accountability’, I Dissent, She Responds. So: Let’s All Discuss It.

Eric Zuesse On August 29th, America’s leading voice on ‘reform’ of k-12 education condemned President Obama for being supportive of ‘accountability’ in our educational system. Headlining “Why Is the Obama Administration Making War on Teachers,” she closed by wondering, “Why did President … 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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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not … 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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More than 50,000 U.S.-Backed Troops Are Fighting in Ukraine’s Civil War. Why?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Government installed in February 2014 the current Ukrainian Government, which started Ukraine’s civil war against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, who reject this Government. The U.S., and the Ukrainian Government that the U.S. installed, call the residents there “terrorists,” for … 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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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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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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“Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’”

via: http://www.globalresearch.ca/nazi-safaris-in-ukraine-militiaman-fighting-against-government-forces-speaks-out-some-are-willing-to-pay-to-hunt-insurgents/5396524 “Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’” Highlights from an interview with an insurgent in southeastern Ukraine. Posted by Eric Zuesse. Written by Ilja Degtjarov. Original at … Continue reading

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Our ‘Enemies’ in Ukraine Speak

Eric Zuesse  co-posted along with with RINF Alternative News America’s ‘news’ media do not let the victims of Ukraine’s civil war — the people who are dying and being driven out from the southeastern regions of that country by the new … 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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