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Politics and World News

How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota. President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, … Continue reading

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HERE’S the Democratic Woman I Would Support for President In 2020

Hillary Clinton was a warmonger extraordinaire. HERE’s the Democratic woman I would support for president in 2020.

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Democratic Congresswoman Destroys CNN Narrative on Syria

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a combat veteran, and member of the House Armed Services Committee. She recently introduced a bill to stop funding terrorists (what a novel idea!). She just came back from a fact-finding mission to Syria … and … Continue reading

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Not 4 Sale: A Principle and a Slogan for Real Democrats

By William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the former head S&L regulator. Originally published at NewEconomicPerspectives.org. Overview This article explains three critical reasons why the Democratic Party’s leaders … Continue reading

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Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protesters During Obama’s Wars?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at Smirking Chimp (republished with permission of the author). The election of Donald Trump has sent millions of people pouring out onto the streets to protest a man they think is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic … Continue reading

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No, Torture Doesn’t “Work”

Donald Trump said in a new interview that torture “works”. But the Guardian notes: On Wednesday, Steve Kleinman, a retired air force colonel and senior adviser to the FBI-led team that interrogates terrorist suspects warned that weakening US prohibitions against … Continue reading

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Trump Expected To Sign Orders For “Safe Zone” In Syria According To Reports

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com President Donald Trump is expected to sign yet another Executive Order regarding his plan to suspend the U.S.’s “refugee” program and a tightening of procedures for vetting individuals entering the United States under a refugee … Continue reading

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Trump Administration To Supply Saudis, Kuwait With $1.85 Billion In Arms

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com  While candidate Trump was rather harsh on the terrorist financing Neanderthal government of Saudi Arabia, President Trump doesn’t seem as if he is going to be as tough. This is because, on Monday, January 23, … Continue reading

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MSM Claims Report Blames Assad Personally For Chemical Weapons Despite JIM Denial

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post It seems that neither the U.S. State Department nor the corporate media will give up on the incessant claims of the Syrian government’s alleged use of “chemical weapons” in Syria. This is, of course, despite having … Continue reading

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Has the American Dream Become the American Nightmare?

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Most Germans, so far as I could see, did not seem to mind that their personal freedom had been taken away, that so much of their splendid culture was being destroyed and replaced with … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party is Out of Ideas and is About to Quadruple Down on Failed Identity Politics

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this … Continue reading

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The Trump Speech That No One Heard

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by Jamelle Bouie | CC BY 2.0   The US foreign policy establishment is gradually shifting its focus from the Middle East to the Far East, but the … Continue reading

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Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S.

Originally published in 2014. Big Oil Is Gaming the System to Raise Domestic U.S. Prices Bloomberg notes: Completion of the entire [Keystone] pipeline would raise prices at the pump in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains 10 to 20 cents a … Continue reading

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Trump Announces New “Missile Defense System” Against Iran And North Korea

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com Only minutes after being sworn in to office, President Donald Trump announced that his administration will develop a “state of the art” missile defense system to protect Americans against attacks from North Korea and Iran. … Continue reading

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US Intervention Against Syria? Not Under Trump

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Trump Kills TPP … Wins Praise of Bernie Sanders, Labor Leaders and Other Progressives

Obama backed the horrendous Trans Pacific Partnership. Trump has just killed it. The Teamsters and other union leaders – traditionally a solid part of the  Democratic base, who endorsed Hillary Clinton – praised Trump for driving a stake in the … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act – Repeal, Readjust – Regardless, We Want Universal Healthcare And An End To Obamacare Rationing, Insurance Comp. Bailout

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze As Congress now debates the repeal of Obamacare/ACA, it is important to understand what is actually being discussed, the options being put forth, and what we, the American people, actually want. For those of us who … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE – 2017 (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paine’s critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common people to uncommon acts of courage and heroic feats of valor; leading to the great … Continue reading

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Trump has Opportunity to End Obama/Clinton Weapons Sales to Anti-Woman Tyrants

I attended the women’s rights rally in Portland, Oregon, today to support women worldwide and urge Trump to end Obama and Hillary Clinton’s record weapons deals with the most repressive state for women in the world, the totalitarian dictatorship of … Continue reading

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58% of Americans Don’t Think Russian “Hacking” Changed Election … 56% Believe U.S. Should Improve Relations with Russia

Despite the evidence–free drumbeat of propaganda and hysteria, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that Americans are remaining level-headed about the Russian hacking allegations: Majorities say that … that the outcome of the election would have been the same regardless of … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled. In the first—the Orwellian—culture becomes a prison. In the second—the Huxleyan—culture becomes a burlesque. No one needs to be reminded … Continue reading

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Will NATO’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” Be The Trigger For WW3 With Russia?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com As concern over the last week of Obama’s tenure as President continues to mount and as tensions with Russia edge upwards more and more by the day, the United States and NATO are doing everything … Continue reading

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Trump Presidency, Transition of Power To Ignite Era Of Destabilization In The U.S.?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com It is clear that Americans were able to avoid the worst case scenario of a Hillary Clinton presidency. However, the 2016 elections provided the country with the Presidency of Donald Trump. While the surprise was … Continue reading

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Veteran U.S. Intelligence Officials Call for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof

MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: A Key Issue That Still Needs to be Resolved As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, a pall hangs over his upcoming presidency amid … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE – 2017

“Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” – John Adams Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in Britain. His first thirty seven years of life were pretty much … Continue reading

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Some Election Interference is More Equal Than Others – How Ukraine Meddled on Behalf of Clinton

Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings … Continue reading

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The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, … Continue reading

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Will the CIA Retaliate Against Trump?

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. In a truly remarkable bit of honesty and candor regarding the U.S. national-security establishment, new Senate minority leader Charles Schumer has accused President-elect Trump of “being really dumb.” Was Schumer referring to Trump’s … Continue reading

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Indict Clinton For the Russian DNC Hack

As if neo-liberal sensibilities weren’t hurt enough, it’s time to get to the bottom of the Russian hacks. The problem is no matter what direction you investigate the hacks from, it always goes back to the Hillary Clinton campaign and … Continue reading

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Gaius Publius: Who’s Blackmailing the President & Why Aren’t Democrats Upset About It?

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. GP article archive  here. Originally published at … Continue reading

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A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Experiment of Abolishing Most Cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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Why Crowdstrike’s Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart 2 The DNI Report Faked Sources

Pravy Sektor Hackers and Crowdstrike? The only thread that holds the DNI report together at first glance is the false testimony and fake evidence Crowdstrike and Dmitri Alperovitch provided to the FBI and other agencies involved. When you look at … Continue reading

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“I Did Give Donald Trump a Golden Shower … He Liked It Very Much”

Buzzfeed reports that a former British intelligence official said that Russia is blackmailing Donald Trump with evidence of his sexual peccadilloes, including liking “golden showers”. The story has gone viral, and CNN notes that intelligence officials say the reports might … Continue reading

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​The Democrats’ Conspiracy Theory

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Democrats and their apologists have proven to be far more pathetic than previously witnessed. A quasi-fascist nationalism has erupted, and the blind rush to conflate Donald Trump with Russia has expanded the envelope of delusion. … Continue reading

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Inquiry Points Toward a Pentagon Plot to Subvert Obama’s Syria Policy

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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New York Times: American Report on Russian Hacking Has An “Absence of Any Concrete Evidence … But Rests Instead On What It Describes As Moscow’s Long Record of Trying to Influence America’s Political System”

The New York Times reports today: [T]he absence of any concrete evidence in the report of meddling by the Kremlin was met with a storm of mockery on Saturday by  Russian politicians and commentators, who took to social media to … Continue reading

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Erdogan Claims To Have Evidence, Photos, Video, Of U.S. Coalition Support For ISIS

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post Shortly after Christmas, and lost in the holiday shuffle, Turkish President and terrorist supporter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made a statement accusing the U.S.-led coalition of supporting not only terrorists in Syria but ISISI itself. He also … 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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DNC Refused to Give FBI Access to Its Servers … Instead Gave Access to a DNC Consultant Tied to Organization Promoting Conflict with Russia

CNN reports: The Democratic National Committee “rebuffed” a request from the FBI to examine its computer services after it was allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, a senior law enforcement official told CNN Thursday. “The FBI repeatedly stressed … Continue reading

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Top American Intelligence Official Debunks Fake News About Russia Hacking Votes

Due to incredibly sloppy reporting by the mainstream media – constantly repeating the phrase “Russia hacked the election” – many Americans believed that Russia literally changed votes on election day. A YouGov poll from last month found that half of … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Has An Enormous And Very Dangerous Wall Street Blind Spot

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The biggest disappointment regarding Donald Trump since being elected President has been his total embrace of dangerous Wall Street thieves. As it is currently structured and incentivized, the financial services industry represents one … Continue reading

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Why Crowdstrike’s Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart- Say Hello to Fancy Bear

[Preface by Washington’s Blog: As patriotic Americans,  we are most concerned about what’s best for the U.S.   If it’s Ukrainians – more than Russians – who are interfering with our country, we have a right to know. We are for … 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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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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The Same Hackers Blamed for the DNC Email Hack Were Blamed for Hacking the German Parliament … But that Ended Up Being a Leak By German Insiders, Not a Hack At All

German security officials previously blamed Russia for hacking secret German communications and providing them to Wikileaks (English translation). And see this. The claim?  BBC reported: BfV [Germany’s intelligence agency] head Hans-Georg Maassen said Germany was a perennial target of a … Continue reading

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Pedophilia Is Disgustingly Widespread Among Those In Positions of Power

The British security services allegedly helped to cover up widespread pedophelia in Britain.  Indeed, a whistleblower alleges that the British security services supported and funded pedophile rings as a way to blackmail establishment figures. The Express reported in 2014: British security … Continue reading

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The Same Idiots Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Hysteria About Russia

The propaganda about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was one of the most blatant examples of “fake news” in American history. Now, many of the same idiots who pushed the Iraq war lies are stirring up hysteria about Russia. … Continue reading

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Fakest News: The Iraq War

Majority Are Still Falling for Fake News A new poll from YouGov shows that most Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction at the start of the Iraq war:That’s stunning, given that President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, … Continue reading

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When Did Democrats Turn Into McCarthyites?

It’s stunning how quickly the Democrats have morphed into Joe McCarthy … the right-wing nutcase who accused everyone of being a Communist. Now, simply asking for evidence when the government is accusing the Russians of hacking the election will get … Continue reading

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