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The Thorniest Policy-Question that President Trump Will Face

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A decision must be made at the start of Donald Trump’s Presidency on one issue, which will shape both his foreign and domestic policies, and so his entire Presidency. Mark Strauss, the Editor of the Bulletin … Continue reading

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South Carolina Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze As 2017 begins, South Carolina is doing its best to tiptoe in the 21st century. Making headlines all across the state, a new bill that many people are calling the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act is … Continue reading

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Traitors in Britain’s Leadership

Eric Zuesse When a UK Prime Minister, such as the Conservative David Cameron, does the work of a foreign power, working for that foreign power and against UK’s democratic ideals, and also against the interests and values (such as equal-rights, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I’m a former lifelong Democrat, stating here a clear and incontestable fact: Barack Obama is a failed President. It’s true not just because of the sad realities such as that “Top Ex-White House Economist … Continue reading

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King Family civil trial 10 minute video: US .01% assassinated Martin, with corporate media and political ‘leaders’ ongoing criminal co-conspirators after the fact to ‘fake news cover’ US rogue state empire killing humanity’s best, brightest, most loving

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share … Continue reading

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Obama Stutters And Stammers Accusations Against Russia During His Final Push For War

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com As Obama’s days as U.S. President draw to a close, both the Obama administration and the mainstream corporate media are attempting to provoke a greater conflict with nuclear-armed Russia on the basis of something that … Continue reading

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Leaked Tapes Reveal John Kerry Admission U.S. Was Pulling For ISIS Against Assad, Russia Only Fighting Terror

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com A Wikileaks release of John Kerry’s statements has yet again blown the lid off the public claims of the U.S. Government, Obama administration, and the corporate mainstream media in regards to ISIS and the war … Continue reading

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That Time HRW’s Ken Roth Contradicted Himself Twice In 4 Days Over Syria

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com Human Rights Watch and its Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, have managed a number of brazen failures in their attempt to support Western-backed terrorists in their goal of advancing Western imperialism in Syria. From using photos … Continue reading

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What’s Truly Progressive?

We know what fake-Progressives support: neocon-neoliberal policies and narratives that enable elite privilege, power and Imperial pretensions. So what’s truly progressive? We can start with four things: 1. Focus on developing skills that build capital, not on issuing costly credentials … Continue reading

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Trump Team Targets Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Saudi Arabia dominates above all other nations as a supplier of suicide bombers, and its royal family dominates as the world’s top financial backer of Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups, but incoming President … Continue reading

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‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into 2 central lies for more illegal war on Iran: ‘threat to Israel’ and ‘nuclear program’ EVEN AFTER 12 YEARS of anyone checking the facts soooo easily refuting these claims as known lies (8 of 15)

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.”  ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced … Continue reading

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U.S. Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump Is Serious

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 2nd, the U.S. Republican Party’s Wall Street Journal headlined “Tensions Within GOP Rise Over How to Handle Russia”, and reported that the policy toward Russia by the incoming Republican President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

The idea has been floated and endlessly reintroduced in legislation since the founding of the United States of creating a Department of Peace. These efforts even resulted in 1986 in the creation of the USI”P” — the U.S. Institute of … Continue reading

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Saudis Dominate Among Suicide-Bombers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Numerous studies show that one nation dominates above all others as a steady source of jihadists: Saudi Arabia. On 15 July 2007. the Los Angeles Times headlined from Baghdad “Saudis’ Role in Iraq Insurgency Outlined: … Continue reading

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A Likely Way that Trump Would Be Forced Out of Office

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The overwhelming opposition to Donald Trump’s taking office on January 20th as the U.S. President — opposition on the part of the entire U.S. Establishment (America’s aristocrats and their agents in the government and … Continue reading

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The Path to $10,000 Bitcoin

As my colleague Davefairtex observed recently, the paint isn’t quite dry on bitcoin and the expanding host of other cryptocurrencies. Initial enthusiasm for the latest cryptocurrency that’s going to eat bitcoin’s lunch generates outsized returns for early investors, but as … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Tell Obama to Release the Senate Torture Report

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Dear Self-Proclaimed “Progressives”: as Apologists for the Neocon-Neoliberal Empire, You Are as Evil as the Empire You’ve Enabled

Dear Self-Proclaimed “Progressive”: I love you, man, but it has become necessary to intervene in your self-destruction. Your ideological blinders and apologies for the Establishment’s Neocon-Neoliberal Empire are not just destroying your credibility, they’re destroying the nation and everywhere the … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Millions Lose Their Minds Over Russia

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-millions-lose-their-minds-over-russia This week on Talk Nation Radio: millions of Americans lose their everloving minds over unproven accusations against Russia, the ACLU and CAIR publish claim that war on Iraq has been to protect the U.S. Bill of Rights, and a … Continue reading

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Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple “reports” aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. … Continue reading

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White Helmets Stand In Solidarity With al-Qaeda – Hold Citizens Hostage In Damascus With No Water – Still Worthy Of A Peace Prize?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com Only a short time after the terrorist support group known as the White Helmets, thoroughly exposed and discredited by the alternative media, were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the true nature of the organization … Continue reading

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‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us by ignoring King Family civil trial verdict that US government assassinated Martin with OVERWHELMING evidence, pretends to ‘honor’ Martin every January. Real leadership impossible today until .01% arrests ends ‘official’ fake news (7 of 15)

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.”  ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced … Continue reading

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Lead U.S. Intelligence Agency Admits Wikileaks’ Democratic Emails Are Authentic

The U.S. government’s Director of National Intelligence – which directs and oversees the American national intelligence program and all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies – released a report today stating: We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it … Continue reading

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We Can Only Afford One, So Choose Wisely: Social Security/Medicare, Cartel Cronyism or Inflation (Central Banking)

It’s easy to quantify the annual cost of Social Security/Medicare, and not so easy to calculate the cost of Cartel Cronyism and Central Bank-created inflation.Cartel cronyism is a hidden tax on the entire economy, as is Central Bank-created inflation. That … Continue reading

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Americans Start to See Through Obama CIA (Etc.) Lies Against Russia

Eric Zuesse I post here a normal, terrific, news-report from ‘Tyler Durden’ at zerohedge, but I add the link to its source (i.e., to John Harwood’s tweet) and its poll-results as of the present moment: —— http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-06/john-harwood-asks-who-do-you-believe-america-gets-surprising-answer John Harwood Asks … Continue reading

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Why Release the Torture Report Now

A young man was tortured in Chicago this week. It wasn’t an act of the Chicago police. It was live streamed on Facebook. And the President of the United States declared it an horrific hate crime. The President did not … Continue reading

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The Same Officials Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Anti-Russia Hysteria

The main U.S. intelligence official pushing claims that Russia hacked the Democratic party is James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. But Clapper was responsible for a lot of the bogus intelligence which led to the Iraq war.  Newsweek reported … Continue reading

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US Corporate Press Selectively Publicizes Disagreements between CIA, President

The US corporate press was abuzz with front page, top stories today about the disagreement between incoming president Trump and some figures from the CIA and other intelligence agencies regarding the leaking of facts about Hillary Clinton, which some in … Continue reading

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Trump Aims to Cut the Neocon Deep State Off at the Knees

I have long held that America’s Deep State–the unelected National Security State often referred to as the Shadow Government–is not a unified monolith but a deeply divided ecosystem in which the dominant Neocon-Neoliberal Oligarchy is being challenged by elements which … Continue reading

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How the Leaks From Clinton & DNC Happened

Strong Evidence Obama CIA Etc. Lie About ‘Russian Hacking of the Election’ Eric Zuesse Julian Assange, who received the computer-data from what U.S. President Barack Obama alleges was ‘Russian hackers’, had an opportunity, in his 3 January 2017 interview with … Continue reading

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Why Profits Are Faltering

The bedrock assumption of the Bull market is that corporate profits will keep rising indefinitely. Hiccups are allowed, but current stock market valuations are implicitly based on profits expanding. The fly in the ointment here is corporate profits have been … Continue reading

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Yes, Positivity, Pangloss, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Populism

Eight years ago Yes! Magazine published a political platform of progressive policies, along with polling showing strong majority support for each proposal. Now, eight years later, we can show almost total failure to advance any of the proposals, most of … Continue reading

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Prosperity = Abundant Work + Low Cost of Living

If we seek a coherent context for the new year, we would do well to start with the foundations of widespread prosperity. While the economy is a vast, complex machine, the sources of widespread prosperity are not that complicated: abundant … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Now Punishes Syrian Refugees for Surviving the U.S.-Armed Jihadists (‘Rebels’)

Eric Zuesse Here (with my explanations added in brackets “[ ]” where I think it might be helpful), is the January 3rd original report by the brilliant blogger ‘bernhard” at his “Moon of Alabama” blog (including his links to the … Continue reading

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New York Times Continues Lying About Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The New York Times’s hiding — for nearly three years after this massively important historical event — the U.S.-imposed bloody coup that occurred in Ukraine during February 2014, makes the Times’s hiding of it … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Dave Webb on Keeping Weapons and Nuclear Power Out of Space

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-dave-webb-on-keeping-weapons-and-nuclear-power-out-of-space Dave Webb is a member of the World Beyond War Coordinating Committee and chair of the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and well as Vice President of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and the Convenor of the Global … Continue reading

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Fragmentation and the De-Optimization of Centralization

Many observers decry the loss of national coherence and purpose, and the increasing fragmentation of the populace into “tribes” with their own loyalties, value systems and priorities. These observers look back on the national unity of World War II as … Continue reading

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Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

To many Democrats for whom killing a million people in Iraq just didn’t rise to the level of an impeachable offense, and who considered Obama’s bombing of eight nations and the creation of the drone murder program to be praiseworthy, … Continue reading

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‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into Kennedy assassination fairy tales ‘covering’ US .01% coup. Real leadership impossible today under similar threat; why Trump must act for full Truth or submit to be ‘Teleprompter Reader-in-Chief’ for rogue state empire (6 of 15)

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.”  ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I discussed the failure of our brains to think rationally due to our biases and the relentless propaganda flogged by our Deep State ruling class. Viewing the future through the looking glass of the … Continue reading

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3-minute video: Gandhi, King practiced ‘Truth Force’ to LIVE one’s highest virtues, offer loving opportunity for our brightest futures

“Truth (satya) implies love, and firmness (agraha) engenders and therefore serves as a synonym for force. I thus began to call the Indian movement Satyagraha, that is to say, the Force which is born of Truth and Love or non-violence, … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART ONE)

“The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.” – Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a live one … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We hope for all the best for you and families … May 2017 bring prosperity and joy – or at least stability, safety and serenity – to you and yours.

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BPA Found In Canned Dog Food Has Startling Implications

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze Researchers at the University of Missouri recently conducted a short-term study regarding bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned dog food. While BPA is known to cause a number of negative health effects (it is for instance, an endocrine-disrupting … Continue reading

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6-minute video: Are escalations of false flags blaming Russia endgame moves? You’ve seen this coming: either ‘We the People’ win by lawful .01% arrests OR .01% psychopaths win by ending alternative media, imposing ‘1984’ & ‘Brave New World’ norms

DAHBOO777’s 6-minute analysis: Whether Life for We the People is dystopian or tragic-comic, it seems .01% Orwellian actions are escalating from the 2016 jump the shark “election” (and here) to recent policies of: proclaiming independent media documenting Emperor’s New Clothes … Continue reading

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Supplement Recently Discovered To Help PTSD Better Than SSRIs

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze A new study coming out of the University of South Carolina shows extremely promising results for a new treatment for PTSD and substance abuse. Although the new treatment is being misbranded as a pharmaceutical intervention – … Continue reading

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Fake News, Mass Hysteria and Induced Insanity

We’ve heard a lot about “fake news” from those whose master narratives are threatened by alternative sources and analyses. We’ve heard less about the master narratives being threatened: the fomenting of mass hysteria, which turns the populace into an easily … Continue reading

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ACLU & CAIR Use Gold Star Father to Claim War on Iraq Was for Bill of Rights

Are you old enough to remember when liberal groups openly admitted that the war on Iraq was illegal and fraudulent, based on oil and profit and sadism? Well, can you recall when the proponents of the war claimed it was … Continue reading

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America’s Secret Planned Conquest of Russia

Eric Zuesse The U.S. government’s plan to conquer Russia is based upon a belief in, and the fundamental plan to establish, “Nuclear Primacy” against Russia — an American ability to win a nuclear war against, and so conquer, Russia. This … Continue reading

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Terror and Propaganda in 2016

There were only three alleged terrorist events in the United States in 2016 and only one resulted in deaths. That is not reason to celebrate, however, as it is clear that many Americans have not learned much about terrorism since … Continue reading

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