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Sunday, December 24, 2006

DOES AMERICA HAVE A SCREW, OR ANCHOR LOOSE? BECAUSE WE'RE DRIFTING LIKE LEMMINGS "OFF A CLIFF" BLINDLY: THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND, SO TO SPEAK

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"I'm Jealous of Cuba": An Interview with Gore Vidal


By Rosa Miriam Elizalde

"We cannot maintain both a Republic and an Empire
simultaneously. We have been rapacious imperialists
since the Mexican War in 1846." Continue

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Impending Police State in America

Interview with Professor Francis Boyle Francis A Boyle says
9/11 was allowed to happen, war on terror is facilitating
the downfall of The Republic, concentration camps are in
place and US citizens are the targets . Continue

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Bush, Asleep In The Bunker

By David Corn

Here's the bad news: Bush is in a hole and he will
keep on digging. Continue

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Robert Parry: A Very Dangerous New Year

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Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Target Iran

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

Comment: Installment five of F. Scott's latest serialized
novel is online for your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 5 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

WHO SHOULD BE IN CHARGE OF "IMPEACHMENT" PROCEEDINGS & ENDING THE WAR IN IRAQ? SEAN PENN FOR IMPEACHMENT & SADDAM HUSSEIN FOR ENDING THE WAR IN IRAQ!

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Where's the Accountability for the Dead and Wounded?

By Sean Penn

Children grow up in our country -- many by the way, under
conditions of extreme poverty -- and are told from a very
early age "You will be accountable!" "With freedom, comes
responsibility!" And so the lecture goes...Democratic and
Republican alike. Lie-cheat-steal, and there will be consequences!
Theft will be punished. Actions that cause the deaths of
others will be severely punished. The message, from leaders
in Washington, news media, mom, dad, and church is clear.
Criminals MUST be held accountable. Continue

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How America Can Make Penance to Iraq

By Ted Rall

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

THE DEATH OF A RELIGION: HOW WOULD JESUS FAIR IN TODAY'S WORLD...AND THOSE WHO BROUGHT HIM INTO THE WORLD?

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What Would Happen If Jesus Were Born In U.S. Today?

Infant Discovered In Barn, Child Protective Services Launch Probe

Nazareth Carpenter Being Held On Charges Involving Underage
Mother Bethlehem, Judea - Authorities were today alerted by a
concerned citizen who noticed a family living in a barn. Upon arrival,
Family Protective Service personnel, accompanied by police, took
into protective care an infant child named Jesus, who had been
wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in a feeding trough by his
14-year old mother, Mary of Nazareth. Continue

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Monday, December 11, 2006

SCATHING ARTICLES...! THAT ARE STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW: DEAD CENTER & FINDING THEIR TARGETS. THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY BY THE FELONIOUS FIVE, STARRING....

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Sandra Day O'Connor: “My Life as a Buck-Passing Phony”

By Mike Whitney

When the final text is written, the name of Sandra Day O’ Connor
will feature quite prominently right next to Rasputin, Pol Pot,
Henry Kissinger, Pinochet and the other scoundrels who litter
the history books. Continue

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None Dare Call It Treason

By Vincent Bugliosi

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Keith Olbermann "We Fight for Liberty by Having More Liberty and ...

Keith Olbermann discussed the constitutionality of this with
George Washington University law professor and constitutional
law expert Jonathan Turley.

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Keith Olbermann Lessons From the Vietnam War

By Keith Olbermann MSNBC Countdown.

Keith Olbermann responds to Bush's comparison between
Vietnam and Iraq.

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Keith Olbermann Olbermann Addresses the Military Commissions Act ...

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Keith Olbermann There Is Fascism, Indeed

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Paul Krugman: They Told You So

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History will not treat us kindly

By Tim Andersen

We will be remembered as the Americans who insulated
themselves from reality and remained self-absorbed,
concerned with their own personal comfort and privilege
while our government wrecked havoc on the world and
destroyed our own culture. Continue

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The Sunshine Boys Can’t Save Iraq

By Frank Rich

The report of the 10 Washington elders was rolled out
like a heartwarming Hollywood holiday release. There
was a feel-good title, “The Way Forward,” unfortunately
chosen as well by Ford Motor to promote its last-ditch
plan to stave off bankruptcy. There was a months-long
buildup, with titillating sneak previews to whip up
anticipation. There was the gala publicity tour on opening
day, starting with a President Bush cameo timed for
morning television and building to a “Sunshine Boys”
curtain call by James Baker and Lee Hamilton on
“Larry King Live.” Continue

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Bread, Bread, Everywhere, Yet not a Morsel to Eat

By Jason Miller

Humanity produces more than enough food to sustain
the entire world population. The United States alone
wastes a shocking 96 billion pounds of food each year
even as we experience an epidemic of obesity. Continue

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How Many More Will Die For Bush’s Ego?

By Paul Craig Roberts

Are the American people, Congress, and the American
Establishment going to let the death toll continue to
mount day by day for the two more years it takes
for Bush to become history? Continue

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Boomerang Effect

When Will the First IED Strike Cleveland?

By William Lind

The Bush administration, as usual, has it exactly
backwards. The danger is not that the “terrorists” we
are fighting in Iraq will come here if we pull out
there. Continue

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A Young Marine Speaks Out

By Philip Martin

I'm sick and tired of this patriotic, nationalistic and fascist
crap. I stood through a memorial service today for a young
Marine that was killed in Iraq back in April. During
this memorial a number of people spoke about the guy
and about his sacrifice for the country. How do you justify
'sacrificing' your life for a war which is not only illegal, but
is being prosecuted to the extent where the only thing
keeping us there is one man's power, and his ego. Continue

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INCOMING CONGRESS PREPARES TO LAUNCH 'OPERATION SURRENDER'

By Ann Coulter

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Bad Brokers Get Fired, Bad Pundits Get Hired

By Ted Rall

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

THERE'S SOME TRUTH TO THEM...THERE WORDS, PARTNER. THE TRUTH IS IN THE PUDDING. HAVE A TASTE: READ ON....

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A Prescription for Peace

Teaching Tommy During an Era of Fascism

By Doug Soderstrom,

In looking back at that of my own education, I have
come to the conclusion that much of what I learned
was a matter of propaganda. And I am sorry to say
that it wasn’t until “that sorrowful day in September”
that I decided to take a serious look at the history of
our country, and it was that which has made all the
difference, that which no doubt changed my life.
Continue

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Housing Bubble Smack-down

By Mike Whitney

Give me 5 minutes and I’ll convince you that you should
sell your house immediately and invest your life-savings
in gold or a Swiss bank-account. Continue

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The Next Act

Is a damaged Administration less likely to attack Iran,
or more?

By Seymour M. HershThe United States does not want to
go into Iran, but, if Israel feels more and more cornered,
there may be no other choice.” Continue

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Frank Rich: It's Not the DemocratsWho Are Divided

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Jesse Jackson: More of the Same?Not This Congress

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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Comment: Installments seventeen, eighteen and nineteen are
now posted of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel:
Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

ISN'T IT GREAT BEING BORN IN AMERICA? SHOW ME YOUR I.D.! YOU DON'T WANT TO SHOW ME YOUR I.D.? OK THEN...I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU: ZAAAAAAAAAP!

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UCLA Student Gets Tazered

Video "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your ... abuse of power,"
Watch

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Cops Taser UCLA Student

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President Carter Discusses New Book on Israel and the Middle East :

Q: In your book, you argue that ‘because of powerful political,
economic, and religious forces in the United States, Israeli
government decisions are rarely questioned or condemned.’
Can you explain that more fully?

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Paul Craig Roberts: Milton Friedman In Memoriam:

Early in the morning of November 16, 2006, at the age of 94,
Milton Friedman passed away. Friedman was the great
economist of our time who more than anyone saved the
economics profession from dogma.

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5 Minute Video: What Ted Koppel Found In Iran

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Iraq Turns Up The Heat

By Mike Whitney

Iran is playing a clever game in Iraq using US occupation
forces to crush the Ba’athist-led resistance while expanding
their influence via the Shiite militias. This is a “lose-lose”
situation for the United States. Continue

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Exclusive: "Inside Al-Qaeda: A Spy's Story"

It's rare to speak to someone who's been a member of
al Qaeda, and rare too to interview a spy. BBC Video Report
His story is extraordinary, revealing the extent of al-Qaeda's
preparations - years before 9/11 - to target the west, but
also the British authorities' lack of awareness of the
growing threat of Islamic terrorism. Watch It

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Family Feud: Little Bush Hits Back at Daddy

By Chris Floyd

Little Bush's suddenly conceived internal Iraq policy review
is just another salvo in this ongoing struggle. The Cheney
militarists will certainly not give up without a fight, even
after the "Gray Hawk Down" disaster of Rumsfeld's resignation.
Bush Junior will certainly not keep swallowing Daddy's cod liver
oil without throwing a fit now and then. Continue

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Whistleblowers : Who Are They?

By Peter Rost

After blowing the whistle on fraud, 90 percent of the
whistleblowers were fired or demoted, 27 percent faced
lawsuits, 26 percent had to seek psychiatric or physical
care, 25 percent suffered alcohol abuse, 17 percent lost
their homes, 15 percent got divorced, 10 percent attempted
suicide, and 8 percent were bankrupted. But in spite of
all this, only 16 percent said that they wouldn’t blow
the whistle again. Continue

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An idea whose time had come

By Ted Rall

Special prosecutors ought to track down everyone, up to
and including Bush, who lied about WMDs in Iraq, chose
not to pursue Osama in Pakistan after 9/11, deliberately
withheld help that could have saved lives during the
Hurricane Katrina, and signed off on warrantless
wiretapping of American citizens. Law and order starts
at the top. Continue

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DESPERATE CONGRESSWOMEN OF HYSTERIA LANE

BY ANN COULTER

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Latin America is preparing to settle accounts with its white settler elite

By Richard Gott

The recent explosion of indigenous protest in Latin America,
culminating in the election this year of Evo Morales, an
Aymara indian, as president of Bolivia, has highlighted the
precarious position of the white-settler elite that has
dominated the continent for so many centuries. Continue

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Blood-Pouring Anti-Nuke Clowns Sent to Prison

Weapons of Mass Destruction Protected

By Bill Quigley.

What does it say about our society that personal sacrifices
to go to war to kill people in war are praised, while
personal sacrifices for peace are condemned? What
does it say that intentional destruction of cities and
communities and families and individuals are considered
totally legal, while actions trying to dismantle weapons
of mass destruction send people to prison? Continue

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Like Cornered Rats, GOP Losers More Dangerous Than Ever

BY TED RALL

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The End of the U.S. as a Civilized Nation

BY TED RALL

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Keith Olbermann: Has Fox News Gone Too Far?

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Ann Woolner: Past Sins Might Keep RumsfeldFrom Roaming World

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Jason Leopold Reviewed: Peter Lance's9/11 Masterpiece

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BAGHDAD BURNING

... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts
can heal and souls can mend...

BY RIVERBEND

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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Comment: Installments seventeen, eighteen and nineteen are
now posted of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel:
Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

THIS ELECTION DOESN'T PASS THE "SMELL TEST": TOO EASILY WON. AND WHAT ABOUT OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES? READ ON...

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Are Democrats Turning A Blind Eye to Civil Liberty?

Paul Craig Roberts

Democrats are anxious to get on with their agendas and
have shown no recognition that the first order of business
is to repeal the legislation that permits torture, warrantless
detention and domestic spying. Continue

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“With Great Power…”

By Rick Banales

We must remind these people that until we have the
900-year-old principle of Habeas Corpus returned in
this country – whole, undiluted, for citizen and non-citizen
alike, we really do not live in America. Continue

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Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers

We the People are Setting the Table Now

By Cindy Sheehan

We the people put the Democrats back into power because
we want to see a change in this country and a rejection of
politics as usual. We want politics as unusual. We want to
see the issue of impeachment and a speedy and safe
withdrawal of our troops from Iraq de-politicized and
brought into the realm of "right and wrong" where these
issues belong, not "right and left." Continue

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Rumsfeld’s long walk into Political Oblivion

By Mike Whitney

Even after being forced to resign in utter disgrace, he still
shows no sign of doubting his abilities as a military genius.
His ego remains as impervious to criticism as tempered steel.
Continue

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Cheney’s Revenge

By Mike Whitney

The establishment “old school” Republicans and country
club plutocrats put-together a plan to sabotage the Cheney
administration and put an end to the Iraq debacle. Continue

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The Republicans Took a Dive

By Ezekiel Jones

What explains the curious decline from the high--powered
Republican machine that could snatch victory from the
jaws of defeat in 2000, 2002 and 2004 to the broken
down jalopy of 2006 that blew control of both houses
of Congress? Continue

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A Veteran Remembers

By Howard Zinn

Our decent impulse, to recognize the ordeal of our veterans,
has been used to obscure the fact that they died, they were
crippled, for no good cause other than the power and profit
of a few. Veterans Day, instead of an occasion for denouncing
war, has become an occasion for bringing out the flags, the
uniforms, the martial music, the patriotic speeches reeking
with hypocrisy. Continue

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War on Iran

Unleashing Armageddon in the Middle East

By Dr. Elias Akleh

The powder keg is ready and all it needs is a match to
ignite it. This could come in the form of an “arranged”
terrorist act in Lebanon – e.g. another political assassination
or toppling of government- to be blamed against Syria and
Iran. American warnings of such an act are already in the
media. Continue

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I doubt there is guilt

By John Chuckman

The Democratic Party has been all but dead for years as
a meaningful national alternative. The party has no
recognized national leader. It has no cause, no fire in
the belly. It has been largely silent for six years while
Bush rampaged through the world and literally peed on
American liberties like a grotesquely-smirking,
small-town sheriff. Continue

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Cheney in a Box

By Mike Whitney

The Democrats didn’t win anything; that’s all hogwash. Bush
was buried beneath an avalanche of bad news. It was a
carefully-coordinated coup intended to install “adults”
(like Robert Gates) in positions of power, change the policy
in Iraq, and remove Rumsfeld and Cheney from office. Continue

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Al Qaeda Leader: Materials Smuggled Across Border

Terrorists trying to blend in with Mexican culture A News
Channel 5 InvestigationA News Channel 5 Investigation
investigation reveals what the feds don't want you to know.
Suspected terrorists are hiding inside the U.S. and they got
here by sneaking across the Mexican border. Continue

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Baghdad: The New Saigon?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

As the Democrats have now captured Congress, they assume
co-responsibility for the retreat from Mesopotamia. Which i
s as it should be. Continue

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No Exit Strategy

By Ray McGovern

Ret. Gen. John Keane of the “Military Senior Adviser Panel”
takes a different tack. He recommends that 40,000 additional
U.S. troops be sent to secure Baghdad. And Sen. John McCain,
R-Ariz., too, continues to press for sending more troops to
Iraq as the only way to “salvage” the situation. Continue

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Brecher and Smith:

Ten Reasons Congress Must InvestigateBush Administration Crimes

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She Survived Iraq - Then Shot Herself at Home

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Keith Olbermann:Where Are the Checks, Balances?

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David Swanson Off the Table:A Farce in One Act

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Paul Krugman: The Great Revulsion

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Robert Dreyfuss: The Iraq Mandate

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David Swanson: A Bulk Rate onPrinting Subpoenas?

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Truthout: Impeachment and the Table

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Missing Ed Bradley

Andy Rooney shares some personal thoughts about the passing
of his friend and colleague Ed Bradley. More...

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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Comment: Installments seventeen, eighteen and nineteen are
now posted of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel:
Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Monday, November 06, 2006

What's on the Ballot Tuesday? Orwell's "1984" Prediction & War Criminals & America's Future, That's All... Oh, Really...?! Yes, Really. It's Up to You

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GEORGE ORWELL'S: 1984

In case you missed it: : 1984 - The Movie - George Orwell

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By Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

War Criminals, Beware :

On November 14 a group of lawyers and other experts
will come before the German federal prosecutor and ask
him to open a criminal investigation targeting Donald
Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales and other key Bush
Administration figures for war crimes.

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Is Bush Next?

Paul Craig Roberts

The show trial of Saddam Hussein was drawn out until
two days before the midterm US elections. The death
sentence imposed on the former Iraqi president may
help the deluded band of Bush supporters find victory
in the defeat that Bush has met in Iraq and motivate
them to support the beleaguered Republicans on
November 7. Continue

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Hacking Democracy

HBO Video Special Report

This cautionary documentary exposes the vulnerability
of computers - which count approximately 80% of
America's votes in county, state and federal elections -
suggesting that if our votes aren't safe, then our
democracy isn't safe either. Continue

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The Genocide Election

By Peter Rost

This election is about much more than Democrats or
Republicans, higher or lower taxes, or the war in Iraq.
It is about the survival of millions of people around the
globe. And if candidates supported by the drug industry
prevail, we may become participants in a silent genocide.
Continue

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Elections Or Electrons

What If Anything Will Count Your Vote

By Dom Stasi

This new gang are not only non-Republicans, they’re not
even politicians. Hell, they are not even corrupt politicians.
No. They are criminals. They are criminals and sociopaths
posing as corrupt politicians and dragging the GOP legacy
down with them. Continue

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Iraq-Gate

How The United States Illegally Armed Saddam Hussein

"Spider's Web": The Secret History of How the United States
Illegally Armed Saddam Hussein; a Conversation with
the Journalist Who Broke the Iraq-gate Scandal That
Involved President George Bush, James Baker and
Donald Rumsfeld . This is a must listen

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Bush’s Carnival of Blood

By Mike Whitney

This is a dark day for Americans and Iraqis alike. Killing
Saddam Hussein isn’t justice; its vengeance. Only Bush
believes the two are the same. Continue

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This was a guilty verdict on America as well

By Robert Fisk

So America's one-time ally has been sentenced to death for
war crimes he committed when he was Washington's best
friend in the Arab world. America knew all about his atrocities
and even supplied the gas - along with the British, of course -
yet there we were yesterday declaring it to be, in the White
House's words, another "great day for Iraq". Continue

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Are We Winning in Iraq? – A Dark Argument

By James Rothenberg

It is not unreasonable to suggest we are winning the war.
Not won, but winning. Continued

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Rough Justice;

Prowling Baghdad with a sidearm and a defective bulletproof-vest

By Mike Whitney

None of the people who started this war will ever be held
accountable. In fact, the cabal of militarists, think-tank
sycophants, and genocidal nutbars, who operate covertly
behind the scenes, are probably devising their next bloodbath
already. Unless we root them out, the cancer will persist.
Continue

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The Case for Engagement

By Scott Ritter

I recently returned from a trip to Iran, where over the
course of a week I made the journey from the northern
suburbs of Tehran to the gates of the Natanz enrichment
facility, and in doing so had my eyes opened. The Iran that
I witnessed was far removed from the one caricatured
in the US media. I left with the frustrating realization
that, as had been the case with Iraq, America was stumbling
toward a conflict, blinded by the prejudice and fear born
of our collective ignorance. Continue

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Garrison Keillor: The Retiring Type? Not Me

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The American Conservative: GOP Must Go

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William Fisher: Get Over It, Jack!

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David Swanson Rumsfeld and Hussein:Partners in Crime

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Glenn Greenwald: An Ideology of Lying

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Are YOU the Enemy?

by Joe Wolverton II, J.D.

Under the Military Commissions Act of 2006, you could be.

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Can Outrage and Optimism Coexist?

by Vic LeClair III

Most of us Americans harp on the things that bother us,
but can we balance political discontent with optimism?

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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Comment: Installments seventeen, eighteen and nineteen are
now posted of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel:
Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Friday, November 03, 2006

THE "MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT OF 2006": DOES THAT RING A BELL? WELL, IT SHOULD! WHERE HAVE ALL OUR RIGHTS GONE? C'MON, TAKE A GUESS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

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Bush : U.S. Must Stay In Iraq To Control Oil

By Raw Story

During an interview with conservative pundit
Rush Limbaugh, US President George Bush
expressed deep concerns about the possibility
of the United States leaving the Middle East,
raising fears that extremists could topple
governments to "control oil resources." Continue

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Evil Is As Evil Does

By Paul Craig Roberts

Perhaps Americans don’t notice, but the rest of the
world does see the double standard applied when
Saddam Hussein is put on trial for war crimes and
crimes against humanity, while US, UK, and Israeli
government officials commit far greater crimes by
illegally invading countries, targeting civilian
populations, and torturing detainees. Continue

P.S.--Saddam sentenced to death

Saddam Hussein faces death by hanging for war
crimes in the 1982 killings of 148 people. » More

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Fascists

By John T. Flynn

When fascism comes it will not be in the form of an
anti-American movement or pro-Hitler bund,
practicing disloyalty. Nor will it come in the form
of a crusade against war. It will appear rather in
the luminous robes of flaming patriotism. Continued

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More Troops—or Less Empire

By Patrick J. Buchanan

15 years after the Cold War’s end, to begin dissolving
old alliances and shedding commitments dating to a
time when a Soviet Empire bestrode Europe and
Asia like a colossus? Continue

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Tracked In America: Stories from the History of U.S. Government Surveillance:

This documentary Web site explores more than two
centuries of surveillance in America. Included are two
hours of audio interviews, 300 photographs and 25 personal
stories beginning in 1917.

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I Want To Hurt Somebody

By Greg Palast

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American Prison Planet

The Bush Administration as Global Jailor

By Nick Turse

The American gulag is so much more than Guantanamo
and so much worse. The combination of U.S. "homeland"
prisons, where "one in 140 Americans, or as many
people as live in Namibia, or nearly five Luxembourgs"
are locked away, the offshore imperial detention facilities,
the shadowy CIA black sites, and the ever-shifting
outsourced detention facilities operated by other nations
adds up to something new in history -- the makings of
a veritable American prison planet. Continue

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Blood and money

By John Pilger

The United States promised a democracy when the Civil
Rights Act became law in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act
the following year finally ended slavery. For the next
decade, the civil-rights movement joined the great popular
movement to end the slaughter in Vietnam, and Congress
legislated to restrain the CIA's secretive parallel power. It
was a fleeting intermission. Continue

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Baghdad is Surrounded: “The American Era in the Middle East has ended”

By Mike Whitney

After 3 and a half years of violence and mayhem we still
know as little about the Iraqi resistance as we did in March
2003. This is inexcusable. In addition, there’s been no attempt
to engage the representatives of the resistance in political dialogue.
How can we possibly reach a political solution without dialogue
and negotiation? Continue

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British believe Bush is more dangerous than Kim Jong-il

By Julian Glover

America is now seen as a threat to world peace by its closest
neighbours and allies, according to an international survey
of public opinion published today that reveals just how far
the country's reputation has fallen among former supporters
since the invasion of Iraq. Continue

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It's Always Darkest, Right Before ... It Goes Completely Black

By Phil Rockstroh

While I harbor little affection for nor feel any affinity with
the corrupt establishment of the Democratic Party, I don't
believe, as is the case with the present leadership of the
Republican party, they're a klavern of insane, death-smitten
apocalypticists. However, I do believe that a craven desire
for power and privilege has transformed them into morally
bankrupt, lickspittle, corporate stooges. Continue

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The Election Farce

By David PĂ©rez

The only reason the Democratic Party is against the fiasco
in Iraq is because the U.S. is losing the war. It’s all about
“bad planning,” or “bad timing,” or whatever. If Bush and
Co. had easily subjugated the nation and controlled the oil
fields, the entire U.S. ruling class and their paid politicians
would be joyous. Continue

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"Hey America, Stop your Bellyaching and get to Work"

By Mike Whitney

What can we expect in the midterm elections? The real
question is: What should we NOT expect in the elections.
We should not expect dramatic change from our present
trajectory. Whether Karl Rove engineers another
electoral-coup or not, is beside the point. The system has
been reshaped to meet the needs and aspirations of the
ruling mandarins. Continue

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Foreclosure USA

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

We the people once owned our democracy. We elected
“representatives” to run it for US. Have you noticed?
Somewhere along the way we lost our democracy. It
was foreclosed by wealthy and power elites that corrupted
our “representatives” who literally sold us out. Our homeland
was foreclosed right in plain sight. Continue

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Paul Krugman: As Bechtel Goes:

Baghdad received less than six hours a day of electricity
last month, and much of Iraq’s population lives with
untreated sewage and without clean water. But Bechtel,
having received $2.3 billion of taxpayers’ money and
having lost the lives of 52 employees, has come to the
end of its last government contract.

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Gloves come off! : Bush hints Dems love terrorists in late push

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Haggard Case Fuels Debate Over Hypocrisy

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The New York Times: Avoiding Calamity on the Cheap

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Doris "Granny D" Haddock: Our Eyes Are Wide Open

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William Rivers Pitt: You're Kidding Me, Right?

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Military Newspapers Call for Rumsfeld's Resignation

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Keith Olbermann: Bush Owes Troops Apology,Not Kerry

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William Rivers Pitt: Speaking of Apologies

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Sara Rich: A Letter to My Sonand to My Nation

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Bill Moyers: America 101

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David Rose: Neo Culpa

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While poverty persists, there is no freedom

By Nelson Mandela

Millions remain enslaved and in chains at a time of
breathtaking advances in technology and wealth.
Continue

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Homeland Security Tightens Grip on International Travel

By Ezekiel

The Department of Homeland Security proposed new
rules back in July that would fundamentally undermine
the right of American citizens to travel abroad. Public
carriers--airlines, cruise lines, even fishing boats--will
be required to submit the names of all passengers to
Homeland Security prior to departure and to obtain
permission from Homeland Security to board those
passengers. These new rules will take effect January
14, 2007. Continue

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Neocons turn on Bush for incompetence over Iraq war:

Several prominent neoconservatives have turned on
George Bush days before critical midterm elections,
lambasting his administration for incompetence in the
handling of the Iraq war and questioning the wisdom of
the 2003 invasion they were instrumental in promoting.

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Juan Cole: Top Ten Ways we know We have Lost in Iraq

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Ocean Life on the Brink of No Return:

Every single commercial fishery in the world will be wiped
before 2050 and the oceans may never recover if over-fishing
continues at its current rate, a four-year scientific investigation
has found.

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No more fish to eat in 40 years:

Fish stocks are declining so rapidly that scientists have
predicted that they will disappear by the middle of the
century unless radical measures are taken to protect them

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Leftists from across Mexico flood Oaxaca

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Andy Rooney
What are we doing in Iraq?

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Writers find scandal, face jail

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JIHAD IS FUN! VOTE DEMOCRAT!

BY ANN COULTER

John Kerry is the "botched joke" of American politics.
For those of you keeping score at home, John Kerry has
now called members of the U.S. military (a) stupid,
(b) crazy, (c) murderers, (d) rapists, (e) terrorizers of
Iraqi women and children. I wonder what he'll call them
tomorrow. Whatever Karl Rove is paying John Kerry to
say stupid things, it's worth every penny.

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THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF GEORGE W. BUSH

BY RICHARD REEVES

WASHINGTON -- There is an old baseball story that was,
I think, first told about Frankie Frisch when he was
player-manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930s:

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KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE BALL

BY MOLLY IVINS

AUSTIN, Texas -- I'm still worried sick. The R's have
seized the news cycle! Which says more about how dim
American politics are than anything I can think of.

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Comics: Ted Rall

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O'Connor worries about courts' autonomy


The following comment is:

Copyright (C) 2006 by F. Scott Sinclair.
All Rights Reserved.

Comment: Sandra Day O'Connor shouldd have
thought of that before she retired. And even
before that, when she joined the "Supremes"
majority--known affectionately as the Felonious
Five by many admirers--and stopped the recount
in Florida in 2000. They virutually handed the
White House to Bush on a golden platter. It
doesn't take a brilliant legal mind (or even a
rocket scientist) to figure out the end result of
those two critical decisions: stopping the Flordia
recount, and her premature retirement.

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

Comment: Installments seventeen, eighteen and nineteen are
now posted of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel:
Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

AMERICANS HAVE TWO CHANCES TO MAINTAIN THEIR CIVIL LIBERTIES & ECONOMIC WELL-BEING: SLIM AND NONE...

QUOTE:

The Dollar's Full-System Meltdown

By Mike Whitney

Everyone in Washington already knew that doomsday
was approaching. That’s the way the system was designed
from the very beginning. It’s all part of the madcap scheme
to “starve the beast” and transfer the nation’s wealth to
a handful of western plutocrats. Continue

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Paulson re-activates secretive support team to prevent markets meltdown:

Paulson re-activates secretive support team to prevent
markets meltdown Judging by their body language, the
US authorities believe the roaring bull market this autumn
is just a suckers' rally before the inevitable storm hits

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United States National Debt:

An Analysis of the Presidents Who Are Responsible For
Excessive Spending

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Introduction To U.S. History Uncensored :

I have been and will continue to be accused of hating America
and lacking gratitude for the benefits of being born in this
nation. To this accusation I can only call on the wisdom
of the great American writer Mark Twain who stated
that “We should be loyal to our country at all times
and to our government when it deserves it.”

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Target Iran

This is a must listen

Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh.

The Truth About the White House's Plans for
Regime Change. Click to listen.

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The real problem is that it is illegal for one country to invade another country:

As the Nuremberg Tribunal concluded after World War II:
"War is essentially an evil thing ... To initiate a war of
aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it
is the supreme international crime differing only from other
war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated
evil of the whole."

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Scott Ritter: Weapons of Mass Delusion :

Ritter gives his analysis of the real reasons for the
invasion and occupation of Iraq

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The way the police treat us verges on the criminal:

Guilty until proven innocent now seems to be the
watchword of a government that increasingly treats
its law-abiding citizens with absolute contempt

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Top accountant says U.S. faces financial ruin:

"This is about the future of our country, our kids and
grandkids," the comptroller general of the United States
warns a packed hall at Austin's historic Driskill Hotel.
"We the people have to rise up to make sure things
get changed."

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Noam Chomsky: US threats to Venezuela:

[T]he US has had two major weapons for controlling
Latin America for a long time. One of them is economic
controls, the other is military force. They have both
been used continually. Both of them are weakening
and it’s a very serious problem for US planners

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Airport screeners fail to see most test bombs:

Screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport,
one of the starting points for the Sept. 11 hijackers, failed
20 of 22 security tests conducted by undercover
U.S. agents last week, missing concealed bombs and
guns at checkpoints throughout the major air hub's
three terminals, according to federal security officials.

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The Worst Congress Ever

By Matt Taibbi

How our national legislature has become a stable of
thieves and perverts -- in five easy steps . Continue

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Bush The Cheerleader

By Ray McGovern

When President George W. Bush was asked at his
news conference last Wednesday whether we are
winning in Iraq, he answered, "Absolutely; we're
winning." The disingenuousness was almost enough
to provoke sympathy for the beleaguered president
as he lived through another bad week with further
diminished credibility. Continue

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Robert Scheer: A truly scary Iraq scenario :

The astounding arrogance that underwrites Bush's
smug determination to keep killing and maiming
tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of people is
no different than that of Presidents Lyndon Johnson
and Richard Nixon. Both knew the war was a failure,
but determined to "stay the course" for a decade
out of a misguided belief in protecting an image
of American infallibility that was paired with
shameful political motives.

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The Spoils of Corruption

By Charles Sullivan

The mainstream media, like organized religion, is
used to program public perceptions-to steer us
away from truth and to perpetuate fairy tales
that extol the virtues of bribery, violence, and
greed. It makes useful idiots of those who cannot
think for themselves and persuades them to act
like fools in the eyes of the world. Continue

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The Enlightenment of Resistance

By Manuel Valenzuela

Resistance will begin when the many begin the healing
of civilization and the planet, when a massive movement
commences to purge warmongering leadership from
our midst, when a tidal wave of humanity floods the
concrete jungles and steel canyons we live in, marching
to the drumbeats of peace, non-violence and universal
harmony. That is Revolution at the dawn of the 21st
century. Continue

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US-Latin American Relations

By James PetrasMeasuring

The Rise or Fall of US Power : A realistic analysis
demonstrates that political interventions, class
conflict and international markets play a major role
in shaping US-Latin American relations and more
particularly the ascent and decline of US imperial
power, social revolutionary forces and the other
political variants in between. Continue

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US Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting toInterrogation Techniques

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Diebold Demands HBO Cancel Documentary on Voting Machines

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The New York Times: The Fence Campaign

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Norman Solomon: How I Was WrongAbout Thomas Friedman

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Dean Baker: Social Security Is on the Ballot Next Week

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Robert Parry: Al-Qaeda Wants Republicans to Win

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

Comment: Installments seventeen and eighteen are now posted
of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel: Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

ONE OF OUR BEST "WAR CORRESPONDENTS" HAS A FEW HUMBLING WORDS. AND I MEAN HUMBLING WORDS, AND THAT'S PUTTING IT MILDLY...

QUOTE:

Joe Galloway: Ruining America

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Study: Drink more water, lose more weight at USATODAY.com

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Curry may keep elderly minds sharp

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet containing curry
may help protect the aging brain, according a study of
elderly Asians in which increased curry consumption
was associated with better cognitive performance on
standard tests.

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Army monitors soldiers' blogs, Web sites


RICHMOND, Va. - From the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan
to here at home, soldiers blogging about military life are under
the watchful eye of some of their own.

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Race casts shadow over tight US senate race

One of the tightest races in the US legislative elections
has devolved into racially-charged mudslinging aimed
at a man who hopes to become the first African-American
elected to the senate from a Southern state.

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No climate action may spark economic crisis: report

Ignoring climate change could lead to economic upheaval
on the scale of the 1930s Depression, underlining the
need for urgent action to combat global warming, a
British report on the costs of climate change said.

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Noam Chomsky: US threats to Venezuela:

[T]he US has had two major weapons for controlling
Latin America for a long time. One of them is economic
controls, the other is military force. They have both been
used continually. Both of them are weakening and it’s a
very serious problem for US planners

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Frank Rich: Dying to Save the GOP

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The Los Angeles Times: Racism Enters the Races

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Top Government Official Says US on Verge of Economic Disaster

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"The President Knows More Than He Lets On"

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Cheney's Remarks Fuel Torture Debate

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Robert Parry: Part III: Original October Surprise

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What We Expect Democrats To Do If They Take Congress

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

Comment: Installments seventeen and eighteen are now posted
of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel: Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

ANOTHER PROFILE OF COURAGE: KEITH OLBERMANN. HIS PROFOUND AND ASTUTE ARTICLE IS A TRUTH UNTO ITSELF. A REAL MASTERPIECE...! AND HONEST AS CAN BE...

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Keith Olbermann: Advertising Terrorism

AND

Advertising Terrorism

By Keith Olbermann

You have adopted bin Laden and Zawahiri as spokesmen
for the Republican National Committee! Video and transcript

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Comment: And here's another profile of courage, and
a man I've always respected for his gutsy perceptions
that most of us walk right on by. He sees the world
like a child does...and wonders what it's all about. A
hero in my estimation. And I believe Mr. Rooney
would be proud of the above article written by
Mr. Keith Olbermann in every respect. Two honorable
men. Difficult acts to follow, that's for sure...

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Rooney: What Are We Doing In Iraq?

Andy Thinks Getting Rid Of Saddam Hussein Was Good
But Wonders What We Are Doing There Now

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Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President
The president's real goal in Iraq
The Project for the New American Century.
The Plan is for the United States to rule the world.
America's War for Global Domination:
Will Iran Be Next?
Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy
Secret Downing Street Memo
UK Ministers Knew WMD Was "Excuse"
Leaked Cabinet Office paper
Poll: U.S. Troops in Iraq: 72% Say End War in 2006

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Norman Solomon: Channeling Thomas Friedman

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Bill McKibben: How Close to Catastrophe?

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Dean Baker: After the Housing Bubble Bursts

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U.S. Planing Coup against Maliki Government:

Iraqi army officers are reportedly planning to stage a
military coup with U.S. help to oust the government
of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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Scott Galindez: It's About Checks and Balances

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Robert Parry: How Democrats Might Blow It

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Former CIA spy branded a traitor wants to clear his name:

He was hurtling into history as one of this nation's most
infamous traitors until three years ago -- when a federal
judge concluded he'd been buried with the help of
government lies.

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Why War Fails

By Howard Zinn

I suggest there is something important to be learned
from the recent experience of the United States and
Israel in the Middle East: that massive military attacks
are not only morally reprehensible but useless in achieving
the stated aims of those who carry them out. Continue

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

Comment: Installments seventeen and eighteen are now posted
of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel: Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

"GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!": OH, REALLY? THAT CAN BE ARRANGED THESE DAYS. YOU KNOW, THINGS LIKE ASSASSINATIONS, RENDITIONS & TORTURE, ETC.

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The limits of liberty: We're all suspects now :

Ten years ago, the novelist and polemicist Henry Porter
would have felt silly speaking out about human rights in
Britain. But that was before the most fundamental assault
on personal freedom ever undertaken. Now, he argues, it's
time we woke up to reality

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Congress' shameful retreat from American values:

None of the men and women who voted for this bill has
any right to speak in public about the rule of law anymore,
or to take a high moral view of the Third Reich, or to wax
poetic about the American Ideal. Mark their names

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Do ‘computer police' have too much power?:

On Saturday morning, Sept. 23, 2006, many police
vehicles appeared in our driveway. Men in black with
flak jackets ran to and around our house.

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Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases:

The administration has formally notified the U.S. District
Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider
hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at
the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

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Bush’s S.S. Grills 14 Year-Old:

Two super-sized adult male U.S. Secret Service (“S.S.”) agents
banged on the front door at 14 year-old Julia Wilson’s home
last Thursday during school hours, but Julia wasn’t home.
Predictably (except to the S.S. agents), the straight-A student
was in her microbiology class at school.

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William Rivers Pitt: A Major Event

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AMERICANS WANTED TO BELIEVE

BY CYNTHIA TUCKER

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The New York Times: It's Voter-FoolingTime in America

Also see: http://factcheck.org

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Tony Karon: No, Iraq Is Not Vietnam

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Matt Taibbi: Time to Go!Inside the Worst Congress Ever

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Kevin Tillman: After Pat's Birthday

Comment: A heartrendering account of the status quo.

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David Swanson:

The Industrial Services ComplexFormerly Known as the Military

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Missy Comley Beattie Surges: The Dowand the Death Count

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Win or Lose, Democrats Plan Another Wimp-Out

By Ted Rall

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Dean Baker: Are We Doing Good Yet?

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

Comment: Installments seventeen and eighteen are now posted
of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel: Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Friday, October 20, 2006

UNBELIEVABLE...! PROMINENT CONSERVATIVES ARE ACTUALLY WISHING FOR A DEMOCRATIC LANDSLIDE, DO YOU BELIEVE THAT? IF NOT, SEE FOR YOURSELF

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Time For Us To GoConservatives on why the GOP should lose in 2006.

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Australian Treasurer Seeks Orderly Withdrawal From U.S. Dollar

By John Garnaut Economics Correspondent

Central banks in China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong
Kong have channelled immense foreign reserves into American
government bonds, helping to prop up the US dollar and hold
down American interest rates. Mr Costello said "the strategy
had changed" and Chinese central bankers were now looking
for alternative investments. Continue

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Striking the US where it hurts

By Victor N Corpus

A decision by China to shift a major portion of its reserve
to the euro or the yen or gold could trigger other central
banks to follow suit. Nobody would want to be left behind
holding a bagfull of dollars rapidly turning worthless. The
herd psychology would be very difficult to control in this
case because national economic survival would be at stake.
Continue

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America's Greatest Threat

By Keith Olbermann

We have lived as if in a trance. We have lived. as people in fear.
And now - our rights and our freedoms in peril - we slowly
awake to learn that we have been afraid of the wrong thing.
Continue

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Upon Red Rivers of Genocide

Living Inside Hell on Earth

By Manuel Valenzuela

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Riverbend is back: Iraqi girl blog:

The Lancet Study...:

This has been the longest time I have been away from
blogging. There were several reasons for my disappearance
the major one being the fact that every time I felt the
urge to write about....

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Reflections on the Eve of Another Rigged Election

By Ernest Partridge

The Bush administration can not allow the Democrats
to take control of either house of Congress. And they
are in a position to prevent it, regardless of the will of
the American voters. Continue

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Democracy Now! Interview: Ghost Plane:

The True Story of the CIA Torture Program

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10/18/06
The Republic is Dead, Long Live the Republic.

By Juan Cole

Bush and a supine, cowardly Congress shredded the US
Constitution on Tuesday, abolishing the right of a court
review (habeas corpus) for some classes of suspect. Suspect,
mind you, not proven criminal. Continue

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A Time Of Shame

National yawn as our rights evaporate’By Keith Olbermann -
Anchor, 'Countdown'First thing this morning, the president
signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which
does away with habeas corpus, the right of suspected terrorists
or anybody else to know why they have been imprisoned,
provided the president does not think it should apply to you
and declares you an enemy combatant. Video and transcript.

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Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America

By Stan GoffAuthor Stan Goff, a retired 26-year
veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a
warning call that many of the historical precursors
of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture,
vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia
and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America
today. Continue

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Bush's Petro-Cartel Almost Has Iraq's Oil

By Joshua Holland

Even as Iraq verges on splintering into a sectarian civil
war, four big oil companies are on the verge of locking
up its massive, profitable reserves, known to everyone
in the petroleum industry as "the prize." Continue

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LAPD is cracking down on the city's poorest residents.:

"It's like we are dogs," said Melvin, an elderly homeless man in a
wheelchair, as tears streamed down his cheeks.

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Why Bush Smiles: Victory is at Hand in Iraq

By Chris Floyd

Yes, victory. You wonder why Bush and his minions
maintain the seemingly irrational belief that "things are
going well" in Iraq, that "we're making progress," etc.?
That's because things are going well in the war they are
fighting: the war for money and power. Continue

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The propaganda of our times

By Paul R. Dunn J.B.

Priestly in the Root Is Fear wrote: "Almost all propaganda is
designed to create fear. Heads of governments and their
officials know that a frightened people are easier to govern,
will forfeit rights it would otherwise defend, are less likely
to demand a better life, and will agree to millions and millions
being spent on 'defense'." Between now and Election Day
we'll see Karl Rove's minions flaunt the Islamic Fascist line
repeatedly and unabashedly to garner votes. Continue

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The worst in Iraq is still to come

By Simon Tisdall

In the US, Iraq is now primarily an electoral rather
than a nation-building, humanitarian or counter-terrorism
issue. With the Republicans fighting to retain control of
Congress in next month's midterm polls, George Bush's
Middle East freedom mission has become a hard-nosed
numbers game. Continue

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Stewart in Leg-irons; the latest victory in the war on terror

By Mike Whitney

So far, Bush’s only triumph in his muddled war on terror has
been locking up the two Stewart Sisters, Lynne and Martha.
(They’re not really sisters) Neither posed any threat to national
security, but that’s beside the point. Their arrest sends a chilling
message to “home-decoration mavens” and 67 year old cancer
patients that they’d better “watch their step” or they’ll find
themselves in prison-pinstripes. Continue

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Iraqi Judge Sentences U.S. Citizen To Death After U.S. Military
“Demanded” the Man Be Executed: An Iraqi-born US citizen is
in a battle to save his life as he tries to avoid execution in Baghdad.
But he’s not up against insurgents groups – he’s up against the
Iraqi and US governments.

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Iraq Through a Rebel's Eyes

By Andrew Greene

Thomas Jefferson was a rebel, as so many of his comments
demonstrated. He also was a gun enthusiast, and not the
bird-shooting kind. His gang of insurgents fought the British
with the eighteenth century equivalents of assault rifles, RPGs,
and roadside bombs — and that is why they are worth recalling
when our conversation turns to Iraq. Continue

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America's "Other" War Party

By Mike Whitney

The giddiness among Democrats about their prospects for a
sweep in both Houses of Representatives has reached a level
of absolute euphoria. But what exactly are the voters are
hoping for? Continue

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If Only George Bush Had Been Amish

By Doug Soderstrom,

Having “the last say” depends not so much upon who is able
to throw the final punch, but rather who it is that is most wise,
who is able to impel folks to be a friend of he who happens to be
crowned as victor. Continue

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F. William Engdahl: Crisis of the U.S. Dollar System:

The US position in the world since 1945, and especially since
1971, has rested on two pillars, however: The superiority of
the US military over all, and, the role of the dollar as world
reserve currency. That dollar is the Achilles heel of American
hegemony today.

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Molly Ivins: Don't Count the Republicans Out

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The New York Times: The Odor From Capitol Hill

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The New York Times: Guilty Until Confirmed Guilty

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Are YOU the Enemy?by Joe Wolverton II, J.D.

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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Comment: Installments seventeen and eighteen are now posted
of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel: Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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