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Friday, June 30, 2006

ARE AMERICANS GULLIBLE...? MAYBE. BUT PERHAPS THEY SEE THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL: A BAG OVER YOUR HEAD, TORTURE, ETC. IF THEY FIGHT CITY HALL...!

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The High Price of American Gullibility

By Paul Craig Roberts

In National Socialist Germany, by the time
propaganda lost its grip, Germans were in
the hands of a police state. It was too late
to take corrective measures. Not even the
military could correct the disastrous policies
of the executive. In the end, Germany was
destroyed. Does a similar fate await Americans?
Continue

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Rosa Brooks: Did Bush Commit War Crimes?

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Journalists and 'leakers' feel heat

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When art is incapable of matching life

By Robert Fisk

Violence has now become so close to all our
lives that art sometimes seems incapable of
matching the reality. Indeed, actors might be
losing their credibility. After all, wasn't the
43rd President of the United States all dolled
up in a jumpsuit when he mouthed the greatest
lie of all? Mission accomplished? Continue

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Let America Be America Again

By Langston Hughes

Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
And who are you that draws your veil across
the stars?I am the poor white, fooled and pushed
apart,I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.
I am the red man driven from the land, I am
the immigrant clutching the hope I seek--And
finding only the same old stupid planOf dog eat
dog, of mighty crush the weak.Continue

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

AMERICA AS SEEN THROUGH "ROSE COLORED" GLASSES: A MEMORABLE PIECE OF SATIRE I CAN ASSURE YOU...

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The Other Side of the War


BY TED RALL


Leaders of the Iraqi resistance forces dismissed suggestions
that the captured U.S. soldiers had committed suicide in despair
over the harshness or indefinite length of their imprisonment.

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Stephen Lendman : Wall Street Journal Gives Hugo Chavez A Mixed Review :

The Bolivarian Revolution is a true participatory
democracy where the people have a say in how the
country is governed; that the lives of the majority
poor have benefitted enormously by an impressive
array of essential social programs and services
unimaginable in the US

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Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception


By Jim Lobe

Comment: This article dissects the strange behavior
of the powers that be; hence, what motivates them
and why. A real eye opener, if there ever was one...
Now, I know why 2 + 2= 3.

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Academics give a scholarly stamp to 9/11 conspiracy theories:

In recent months, interest in September 11-conspiracy
theories has surged. Since January, traffic to the major
conspiracy Web sites has increased steadily. The number
of blogs that mention "9/11" and "conspiracy" each day
has climbed from a handful to over a hundred

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KURT VONNEGUT "A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY" TELLS IT LIKE IT IS... KURT IS A MAN OF COURAGE & CONVICTION THAT'S CONSPICUOUSLY MISSING IN MODERN AMERICA.

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Custodians of chaos

By Kurt Vonnegut

For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us
never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in
their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments
be posted in public buildings. And of course that's Moses,
not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the
Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.
Continue

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

BEN METCALF'S "ON SIMPLE HUMAN DECENCY" IS BOTH SHOCKING AND REMARKABLE. A DEBATE OF WORDS: A POLEMIC EXERCISE STRETCHING THE OUTER LIMITS OF SATIRE

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Ben Metcalf: On Simple Human Decency:

Am I allowed to write that I would like to hunt down
George W. Bush, the president of the United States,
and kill him with my bare hands?

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Baghdad Burning: Iraqi Girl Blog: Zarqawi...

The timing is extremely suspicious: just when
people were getting really fed up with the useless
Iraqi government, Zarqawi is killed and Maliki
is hailed the victorious leader of the occupied
world! (And no- Iraqis aren't celebrating in the
streets- worries over electricity, water,
death squads, tests, corpses and extremists
in high places prevail right now.)

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The Courage to Face the Consequences

By Ray McGovern

Hope is here. The cold light of truth is piercing the
cloud of lies conjured by Donald Rumsfeld and
others about the war in Iraq—even in the defense
secretary’s own bailiwick. Continue

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Cindy Sheehan: When Will We Ever Learn?

I often have to ask myself why we, as Americans, so
blindly follow our leaders down this path of violent
destruction, and it has always been so. From the
genocide and virtual extinction of our native
population to dehumanizing black people so that
they could be used as human chattel and still be
oppressed, even today, to still be the only so-called
"civilized nation" that executes people.

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War Criminal Nation

By Paul Craig Roberts

Our elected "representatives" are so in thrall to the
powerful military-industrial complex that no amount
of American shame, pariah status and military defeat
can shut off the flow of taxpayers’ funds to the
merchants of death. Continue


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Other People's Blood


By BOB HERBERT

For the smug, comfortable, well-off Americans, it
doesn't seem to matter how long the war in Iraq
goes on - as long as the agony is endured by others.
If the network coverage gets too grim, viewers can
always switch to the E! channel (one hand on the
remote, the other burrowing into a bag of chips) to
follow the hilarious antics of Paris, Britney,
Brangelina et al. Continue


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Comment: I think it's time for a bit of humor, don't you?

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Caped Crusaders in a Comic Book War

By Jerry Ghinelli

Fresh and well-rested after their year-long vacation,
our valiant crusaders—oil executives by day,
freedom fighters by night—return to the world
stage once again as Batman and Robin: The
Caped Crusaders in a Comic Book War. Continue

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What Have They Done To Milk?


Shop at any grocery store and you will find
many types of milk. But Andy Rooney wonders
what has happened to good, old-fashioned,
ordinary milk. More...

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

COULTER DOES IT AGAIN... WHAT'S THAT...? SEE FOR YOURSELF.

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Coulter Calls 9/11 Widows "Witches"

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Hey you, browsing 'Godless' -- buy the book or get out!
Ann Coulter via Yahoo! News

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Chris Durang: Ann Coulter - Tipping Point?

Might Ann Coulter have reached a tipping point?
Her comments on the Today Show, her insanely
nasty comments about the 9-11 widows, really
seemed "beyond"...

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HOW DID YOU VOTE ON THE WAR, DADDY?

By Ted Rall

Pro-War Pols Don't Deserve a Political Future

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Thom Hartmann: Stand Up for DemocracyWith Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

John Conyers to Chris Swecker, assistant director of
the Criminal Investigative Division ...

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Charley Reese: What Is The Mission? :

the Iraqis are a fierce people. No elf is going to sprinkle
fairy dust on them and make them fall in love with us.
Why should they? We destroyed their country and caused
the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children just with the
sanctions, not counting the thousands we've killed
since then.

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"The United States is Terrified"

Noam Chomsky on Latin America's Move Towards
"Independence and Integration"

The U.S. in the past has had two fundamental mechanisms
for controlling Latin America: one is violence, the other
is economic strangulation. They're both weakening. Continue

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Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

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If The Shoe Fits ...

We all buy more shoes than we wear. Our closets
runneth over with shoes. So why do we keep looking
for that perfect pair? Find out what Andy Rooney
has to say. More...

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

WHERE IS THE DOLLAR HEADED?

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Requiem for the Faith-based Greenback

By Mike Whitney

The great dollar sell-off has begun in earnest,
although to a large extent, it is being concealed
from the public. Continue

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Normalizing the Unthinkable

John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Charlie Glass, and Seymour Hersh
on the failure of the world’s press

By Sophie McNeill

To Pilger the most significant way journalists are used
by government is in what he calls a “softening up process”
before planned military action. “We soften them up by
dehumanizing them. Currently journalists are softening
up Iran, Syria, and Venezuela,” Pilger said Continue

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Charley Reese : George Washington Had It Right:

Have you ever thought how peaceful and prosperous we
would be if our national leaders had followed the advice
of George Washington in his "Farewell Address"?

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Frank Rich: Supporting Our Troops Over a Cliff

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William Fisher: Calling Mr. Smith

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