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Big Banks Take Huge Stakes In Aluminum, Petroleum and Other Physical Markets … Then Manipulate Their Prices

Giant Banks Take Over Real Economy As Well As Financial System … Enabling Manipulation On a Vast Scale Top economists, financial experts and bankers say that the big banks are too large … and their very size is threatening the … Continue reading

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U.S. & ‘International Banks’ Finance Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse On November 26th, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said, “Our cabinet has resumed the program of activity and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other banks. Today international … Continue reading

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The American Dream Has Moved to Scandinavia

“Rags to Riches” Much Easier In Scandinavia than America We noted in 2010 that the American Dream – the possibility of a “rags to riches” success story – has moved abroad … since social mobility in the U.S. is much … Continue reading

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WSJ Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall Street

Guest post by Ellen Brown. While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state’s bank outperformed all others and actually launched an economy-shifting new industry.  So reports the Wall Street Journal this week, … 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 Banzai 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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Has CDC stopped testing for H1N1 because the pediatric vaccine isn’t working against H1N1?

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — The Tampa Bay Times reported today that two children had died of flu.  Which is odd, … Continue reading

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British and American Security Services Pass Around Our Nude Photos … While Protecting Pedophiles

Should We Trust Governments Which Pass Around Our Nude Images … While Protecting PEDOPHILES? Preface:  Bill Cosby’s alleged rape of at least 16 women (12 through drugging) is inexcusable. But the crimes discussed below are much worse, because they involved … 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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3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan

“That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again” 3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first sentence of his new book - Why We Lost: A … 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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12 Charts Show Connection Between Roundup and Disease

Roundup is found in 75% of air and water samples.  Many farmers drench crops with Roundup right before harvest. About 100 million pounds are applied to U.S. farms and lawns every year, according to the EPA. Monsanto claims that Roundup … Continue reading

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Politics and Police Stop Terrorism 83% – Military Only 7% – of the Time

Top Military Advisor Predicted the Rise of the Islamic State 6 Years Ago The Rand Corporation has been a top advisor to the U.S. military for 66 years. We noted in 2008 that a Rand study found: Terrorists should be … Continue reading

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Meet Ukraine’s Master Mass-Murderer: Dmitriy Yarosh

Here Is the Man Who Organized and Ran Ukraine’s February 22nd Coup in Kiev,  and the May 2nd Massacre of Its Opponents in Odessa, for Barack Obama Eric Zuesse Dmitriy Yarosh is the founder and head of one of Ukraine’s … 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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Afghan Opium All Time High

We’ve repeatedly noted that – under American occupation – opium production is at an all-time high in Afghanistan. Still rising …

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Crops Are Drenched with Roundup Pesticide Right Before Harvest

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest … to Save a Buck Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases. However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest. Specifically, Monsanto International … Continue reading

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If Drug Companies Want to Make Big Bucks On Ebola Medicines, They Should Pony Up for Proper Treatment Centers

New ideas on conducting Ebola treatment trials in Africa By Meryl Nass, M.D. Dr. Nass is a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — Admittedly, I am biased about how I … 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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Senator Udall May Pull a “Pentagon Papers” … Read Censored Torture Report on Senate Floor

Making History? The only reason that the Pentagon Papers were published is because Senator Mike Gravel read them on the Senate Floor. Specifically, after Daniel Ellsberg leaked the papers, no newspaper had the guts to publish them. But – because … 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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Why Hasn’t the Government Tested Ebola Against the Usual/Available Disinfectants?

Disinfecting Ebola: New Questions By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — I previously recommended alcohol hand rub (usually 70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol) … 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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“We Are Now In The Longest Continuous Period of War In American History”

Endless War Is the Agenda Pulitzer-prize winning reporter James Risen reminds us: We are now in the longest continuous period of war in American history. And yet there is remarkably little debate about it. Many Americans assume “because 9/11″. But … Continue reading

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3 Videos Have Now Surfaced of Obamacare Architect Saying American People Are Stupid and Must Be Fooled

In 3 separate videos shot at 3 different events in 3 different cities, the main architect of Obamacare – Jonathan Gruber – said the American people are stupid, and must be lied to for Obamacare to pass … Here’s the … 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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China’s Military Budget Could Soon Be As Big as America’s

China May Be Closing the Gap on U.S. Military Superiority Frank Kendall – the Pentagon’s undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology, and logistics – has repeatedly warned that America’s military advantage over China is evaporating. The Weekly Standard reports: While … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Honor the Soldier … Scorn the Chickenhawk

Honor the Veterans We honor the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. Some of the most generous, dedicated, brave people we have ever met are veterans. But the government scorns them … Veterans returning from … 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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What the Democratic Party Must Do in Order to Deserve to Win

Eric Zuesse The Democratic Party is at a crisis of its basic values, of its basic reason for existing; it is at an existential crisis regarding what its ideology is. If it does not figure out soon what its ideology … Continue reading

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Surprise Incumbent Re-Election Stunner

And the Winner Is … Whoever you voted for, the incumbent was re-elected … The Deep State – which was re-elected in the Clinton Administration, Bush Administration and Obama Administration – has been re-elected again!

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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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Government Lied About Pandemic Which Killed 50 Million People … Attempt to “Prevent Panic” Backfired

Governments Have Suppressed the Dangers of Epidemics Before, Only Making Things Worse The mainstream American press has agreed – at the request of the government – not to report on suspected Ebola cases. Let’s provide some context … The U.S. … 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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Why Obama Is So Unpopular that the Dems Will Lose this Election: People Now Realize that Obama= Bush

Obama is wildly unpopular because Democrats now realize he’s no different from Bush. So many Dems are staying home instead of voting. Both of the mainstream parties are totally corrupt, and Americans are desperate for a third party. Art by … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Praises Freedom of the Press … While GUTTING It in the U.S.

Stunning Hypocrisy The White House said today: History shows that a free press remains a critical foundation for prosperous, open, and secure societies, allowing citizens to access information and hold their governments accountable. Indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights … Continue reading

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HERE’S Why Ebola Is No Longer In the News

Mainstream Press Agrees Not to Report Suspected Cases Forbes’ David Kroll – an adjunct professor at Duke University Medical Center -  notes: The Associated Press and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in … Continue reading

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ISIS Again Captures American High-Tech Weapons We Gave to “Moderate” Rebels

Our Strategy Keeps Failing We’ve repeatedly noted that giving arms to the “moderate” Syrian rebels is idiotic … as they’ll just end up in the hands of the Islamic State. Even the CIA told Obama that this strategy wouldn’t work. … Continue reading

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Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism

Janet Tavakoli’s Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism is a must-read exposé of how misogynistic fundamentalist Muslims really are. As a smart – bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, MBA from University of Chicago, expert … 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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Attention Deficit Disorder Is Actually Correlated with Creativity and Achievement

Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs Would Be Diagnosed with ADHD If They Were Born In This Decade Scott Barry Kaufman (PhD in cognitive psychology from Yale)  writes in Scientific American: Research … has supported the notion that under certain conditions, … Continue reading

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War Resumes in Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Says All Ukrainians Who Reject His Government Should Die Ukraine Violates Ceasefire Agreement w. Russia and OSCE, Re-Invades Its East Eric Zuesse On October 30th, the Novorossian press agency announced that on the prior day, Ukrainian troops had … Continue reading

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Is Ebola Airborne? A Literature Review

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Saturday Night Live On Ebola

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Top Experts Agree: Ebola Can Spread Via Aerosols

It’s Insane that Frontline Healthcare Workers Still Aren’t Wearing Respirators WND reports: A U.S. government agency has warned preliminary data shows Ebola is aerostable, meaning it can survive in the air and potentially be transmitted via airborne means. The document … Continue reading

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Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow

D’oh! Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves. Fukushima is getting worse.  And see this and this. Have the … 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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15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia

By Michael Snyder. How does it feel to live under a government that is getting even more paranoid with each passing day?  Yes, we live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, but that is no excuse for how … Continue reading

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Why the Heroes at Doctors Without Borders Are Catching Ebola

They’re Not Wearing Respirators Doctors Without Borders is the group of heroic doctors on the ground treating Ebola patients in West Africa. (They do a lot of other great work all over the world during wars, natural disasters and other … Continue reading

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Big Bankster Running for Governor of California

Investment Banker and Head of Bank Bailouts This guy is running for Governor of California: Looks crazy, doesn’t he?  Who is he? He was the head of the big bank bailout program (known as Tarp) which most Americans strongly opposed.  … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Is More Likely to Spread through Aerosols – and Survive Longer – When It’s Cold

What Will Happen to Ebola When Winter Hits? A British government defense lab finds that Ebola can last up to 50 days in the cold. The Daily Mail reports: The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine: People Without Symptoms Or Fever May Still Spread Ebola

Is “Conventional Wisdom” All Wrong? A study in the prestigious journal Lancet published in 2000 found that some people can carry Ebola without showing any symptoms. The largest study on the current Ebola outbreak – sponsored by the World Health … Continue reading

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CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet … But MIT Research Shows Sneezes Can Travel Up to 20 Feet

Checking the CDC’s Math This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admitted that Ebola can travel through the air in aerosols, but claims that it can never go more than 3 feet. Let’s check their math … CDC (like … Continue reading

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“FBI Wiretapped Left-Wing Journalist Who Wrote Critical Stories About Nazis In America, Internal Records Show. Mr. Hoover Declared the Journalist … a Potential Threat to National Security”

U.S. Government Treats Reporters and Whistleblowers as Terrorists Yesterday, the New York Times reported: In 1968, Mr. Hoover authorized the F.B.I. to wiretap a left-wing journalist who wrote critical stories about Nazis in America, internal records show. Mr. Hoover declared … Continue reading

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CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

Frontline Healthcare Workers Must Protect Themselves from Aerosol Transmission of Ebola We’ve noted for some time that Ebola can be spread by aerosols to frontline healthcare workers. The CDC is finally admitting this fact. The CDC put out a new … 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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Bioweapons Expert Reaffirms Belief that Ebola Escaped from a Biowarfare Lab

Does DNA Sequencing Show that Ebola Is Naturally-Occurring? In response to bioweapons expert’s Dr. Francis Boyle’s conviction that this strain of Ebola escaped from a biowarfare laboratory in West Africa,  Empty Wheel’s Jim White argues that DNA sequencing shows that … Continue reading

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Who is Pope Francis I?

We noted yesterday that the Pope has become an ally in the fight against Wall Street corruption, saying that “Corruption is a greater evil than sin“. But as Michel Chossudovsky reminds us, the Pope himself has a dark background. This … Continue reading

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Obama Calls for Pause In Offensive Bioweapons Research

Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape, … 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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Top Ebola Scientists: Ebola More Likely to be Spread by Aerosol In Cold, Dry Conditions than In Hot, Humid Africa

Army’s Infectious Disease Research Unit and Discoverer of Ebola Strain Agree We’ve repeatedly warned that this strain of Ebola might be spread by aerosols. But there is a fascinating and terrifying wrinkle to this … You might assume that hot, … Continue reading

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Colloidal Silver: Natural Treatment for Ebola?

In the News: Silver and Ebola There is a tremendous buzz about silver and Ebola … For example, a Google search for silver and Ebola turns up 25 million hits.   And the FDA sent a cease and desist letter to … 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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Obama Is “Handling” Ebola … with P.R.

More Interested In Optics than Solutions Obama didn’t appoint an infectious disease expert – or even someone with any healthcare experience – as Ebola czar.  He appointed a lobbyist and PR flack. American healthcare workers caught Ebola because hospitals are … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: In the War Between the CIA and Senate Democrats, Everybody Won Except the Public

Eric Zuesse Ryan Grim and Ali Watkins of Huffington Post headlined in an October 23rd news story, “Senate-CIA Dispute Unsettled As Final Investigation Into Torture Report Ends,” and they reported that the investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee, concerning records that the … 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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EXCLUSIVE: Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?

Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape, … 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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13% of Ebola Victims In West Africa Never Had a Fever

Some Ebola Patients Never Show a Fever We’ve repeatedly pointed out that testing for temperature is NOT a bullet-proof way to screen for Ebola. The Los Angeles Times reported last week: The largest study of the current outbreak found that … Continue reading

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CIA Warned Obama that Funding Rebels Doesn’t Work … But Obama Decided to Fund Syrian Rebels ANYWAY For Cynical Political Gain

Painting by Anthony Freda. Obama Knew Arming Rebels Was Useless,  But Did It Anyway We’ve pointed out for years that arming the Syrian and Libyan rebels to topple leaders we don’t like is a really stupid idea. It turns out … Continue reading

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A Promising Ebola Treatment

This Substance Can Break Down Ebola’s Protective Shell … So Our Immune System Can Kill It One off the most important substances our bodies produce to fight disease is a type of protein called a “mannose-binding lectin”. As the Journal … 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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Public Health Expert Explains How to Prevent a Panic About Ebola: Tell the Truth!

Happy Talk Does NOT Reassure the Public … It Only Makes Things WORSE The head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – Dr. Michael Osterholm – is one of the world’s top … Continue reading

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Top Ebola Experts: This Strain Is Much Worse Than We’ve Ever Seen Before (Video)

A More Dangerous Strain The head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – Dr. Michael Osterholm – is a prominent public health scientist and a nationally recognized biosecurity expert. Dr. Osterholm just … Continue reading

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Americans Are Much More Concerned about Ebola than Terrorists or War

ISIS, Terrorism and War Have Been Upstaged By Ebola This chart from Google Trends shows that Americans are much more concerned about Ebola than ISIS or any other terrorists (Ebola is the graph in blue): Americans are so concerned about … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back At Fukushima …

Even With Ebola, ISIS, Ukraine and Wild Stock Market Swings … Fukushima Still Ranks As Imporant World News Nothing has been fixed at Fukushima. After typhoon Phanfone dumped a bunch of water on Fukushima earlier this month, radioactive tritium levels … Continue reading

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CDC Now Admits You CAN Get Ebola On a Plane Or Bus

Contradicts Previous Government Statements The government has claimed that you can’t catch Ebola sitting on a bus with an Ebola carrier: However, the CDC now admits that you can … As Huffington Post notes today, after Dallas nurse Amber Vinson … 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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The Head of the CDC Was Behind the Big Gulp Soda Ban In New York

“Hey Bloomberg, here’s a big gulp of…..FREEDOM” by Anthony Freda Bloomberg the Nanny, by William Banzai Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a … Continue reading

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