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Friday, September 29, 2006

AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL...! DO YOU REMEMBER THOSE ALL INSPIRING WORDS & HOW PROUD YOU FELT SAYING THOSE WORDS? NOT ANYMORE, I'M SORRY TO SAY...

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Dumb and Dumber

By Sheila Samples

It's difficult to determine who's dumb and dumber
here -- the American people or our foolish president.
Continue

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How did we sink so low in just 6 years?

By Mike Whitney

In a 253 to 168 “party-line” vote, the congress repealed
habeas corpus and approved the torturing of prisoners
in American custody. It is breathtaking assault on human
rights and personal liberty and puts the United States
well-outside the community of civilized nations. Continue

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Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My!

By Michael BoldinWar is not the fault of just Bush and
the Republican Party, but the Democratic Party as well;
they are equally responsible for starting, fueling, and
funding the war machine. Continue

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Twilight Struggle: Finally Standing Up as the Republic Crashes Down

By Chris Floyd

Bush's "War on Terror" is coming to the Homeland, and
its target is the American people. Bush and his handlers
want to destroy the ability of anyone to oppose their
hard-right – and overwhelmingly unpopular – agenda.
It's the only way the Faction can maintain its
domination – and avoid prosecution for its many crimes.
Continue

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Cindy Sheehan: Lift Your Head:

It is now the time to stand up and be counted and tell
this out of control government of ours that we are
withdrawing our consent to be governed by them.

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Stephen Lendman : Afghanistan: The Other Lost War :

The US Plan to Pacify Afghanistan and Control It As
A Neocolonial State

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Reporter Bob Woodward Says Bush Misleads on Iraq:

Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward tells
Mike Wallace that the Bush administration has not told
the truth regarding the level of violence, especially against
U.S. troops, in Iraq. He also reveals key intelligence that
predicts the insurgency will grow worse next year.

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Sen. Russell Feingold: Even Timothy McVeigh Was Afforded
Constitutional Rights: The Flaws in the Military Commissions Act

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Chris Floyd : Thunder on the Mountain: The Murderers of Democracy :

Who are these people? Who are these useless hanks of
bone and fat that call themselves Senators of the United
States? Let’s call them what they really are, let’s speak
the truth about what they’ve done today with their votes
on the bill to enshrine Bush's gulag of torture and endless
detention into American law.

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Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites:

China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed
to disable American spy satellites by "blinding" their sensitive
surveillance devices, it was reported yesterday.

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This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like:

The Washington Post simply referred to waterboarding a
few days ago as an interrogation measure that "simulates
drowning." But what does waterboarding look like?

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Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 - 2006)

By Molly Ivins

I’d like those supporting this evil bill to spare me one
affliction: Do not, please, pretend to be shocked by
the consequences of this legislation. And do not
pretend to be shocked when the world begins
comparing us to the Nazis. Continue

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A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For

Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill

This is a must listen interview (OR READ THE INTERVIEW)

The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary
power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on
terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge
their own detention and gives the President the power to
detain them indefinitely. Click to listen. Audio and transcript

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A Personal Declaration of Independence

By William A. Cook

As a citizen of these United States for 70 years, I refuse to
be ruled by a tyrant who imposes despotic, autocratic control
on the citizens of these United States through a series of
clandestine actions that usurp the rights of the people. Continue

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William Rivers Pitt: In Case I Disappear

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Andrew Cohen: This Time, CongressHas No Excuse

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The New York Times: Rushing off a Cliff

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U.S. Continues Accumulating Enemies

Muslim schools in Pakistan churn out fighters
for Afghanistan's Taliban.

By John F. McManus

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Bush Administration and Congress Approve Khmer Rouge
Torture Methods for use in "Coercive Interrogations"

Although breezily minimized by some media apologists as a
mild form of "coercive interrogation," the practice of
"waterboarding" was among the most feared torture
methods employed by Cambodia's genocidal Khmer Rouge
and other Communist regimes -- and WWII Japanese
interrogators who used that method were prosecuted
for war crimes.

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Terror Tribunals, Torture, and Tyranny

Reactions from the blogosphere to the Bush administration's
successful effort to legalize "coercive interrogation" of
detainees and create a special judicial system to put them
on trial.

By William Norman Grigg

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President Bush Pardons Himself for War Crimes (video link and partial transcript)

Deep within the "Terrorist Tribunal" Act is a provision
retroactively pardoning the President, Vice President, and
their subordinates for violations of the War Crimes Act
committed since September 11, 2001.

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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By William Norman Grigg

Sunday, September 24, 2006

WHATEVER YOU'RE GOING TO DO, DO IT ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY BECAUSE WHEN THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER...THE FIREWORKS WILL BEGIN. USE YOUR IMAGINATION...!

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It's the Manipulated Economy, Stupid:

USA Today ran an article showing that "When it comes
to President Bush's approval rating --the number that
measures his political health --one factor seems more
powerful than any Oval Office address or legislative initiative."

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Richard Neville: Poor, poor pitiful Oz:

When the Prime Minister of Hungary, Ferenc
Gyurcsany, was caught telling the truth to his
party about the lies he had told the electorate,
and how he had "screwed up", citizens with flowers
nd the odd Molotov cocktail rushed to Parliament
and state TV. When John Howard was caught lying
about refugees who "threw their children overboard",
he was voted back into office.

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Secrets in the Mountains of Afghanistan

The concealed deaths of two detainees at Gardez
paints a troubling picture of abuse by U.S. Special
Forces units there.

By Kevin Sack and Craig Pyes

Prisoner Abuse By Special Forces Units Goes
Unreported, Un-prosecuted... Continue

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If America's So Great, Where's Our Health Care?

Lack of health insurance kills six times as many
Americans each year as 9/11 did.

By Sarah Ruth van Gelder

Lack of health insurance kills six times as many
Americans each year as 9/11 did. Continue

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List of accusations of GIs in Iraq stuns experts

By Associated Press

The accounts are brutal: An Iraqi man dragged from his
home, executed and made to look as if he were an insurgent.
Three prisoners killed by their Army captors. A team
of revenge-seeking Marines going home to home, shooting
down unarmed Iraqi men, women, children. Continue

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The New York Times: A Bad Bargain

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For God's Sake

By Philip J. Rappa

It’s been said the world has changed since 911. That’s
true for our government is indiscernible. It’s
unrecognizable. It no longer adheres to the principles
of our founding papers. It no longer accepts The Bill
of Rights as the law of the land. No longer does it
recognize treaties, proclamations or conventions. Continue

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Revolution just Ain't what it used to be

By Mickey Z.

Thomas Jefferson can pronounce: "Every generation
needs a new revolution." But that doesn't mean I can.
Honest Abe once declared: "Any people anywhere being
inclined and having the power have the right to rise
up and shake off the existing government, and force a
new one that suits them better." Hey, I'd love a
government that suits me-and most humans-better,
but making plans to "shake off the existing government
and force a new one" would just about guarantee you a
place on that secret no-fly list. Continue

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Reading the Gas Pump Numbers

What Do Falling Oil Prices Tell Us about War with Iran,
the Elections, and Peak-Oil Theory

By Michael T. Klare What the hell is going on here? Just
six weeks ago, gasoline prices at the pump were hovering
at the $3 per gallon mark; today, they're inching down
toward $2 -- and some analysts predict even lower numbers
before the November elections. Continue

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The United States Of Torture

By Matthew Yglesias

The United States now presents itself as what amounts
to the globe's largest and most powerful rogue
state—a nuclear-armed superpower capable of projecting
military force to the furthest corners of the earth, acting
utterly without legal or moral constraint whenever the
president proclaims it necessary. Continue

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Why Bush Will Nuke Iran

By Paul Craig Roberts

The neoconservative Bush administration will attack Iran
with tactical nuclear weapons, because it is the only way
the neocons believe they can rescue their goal of US
(and Israeli) hegemony in the Middle East. Continue

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Bill Clintons Fox "News" Interview: Fox trys to do a hit job on Clinton:

All of President Bush’s neo-cons thought I was too
obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bin Laden
for nine months after I left office. All the right-wingers
who now say I didn’t do enough said I did too much — same
people. Video and transcript.

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Olbermann's special commentary on Clinton vs Fox:

Olbermann tells it like it is

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The Sound & The Fury

An Interview with president Hugo Chavez

I believe words have great weight, and I want people to
know exactly what I mean. I'm not attacking President Bush;
I'm simply counterattacking. Bush has been attacking
the world, and not just with words--with bombs. When
I say these things I believe I'm speaking for many people,
because they too believe this moment is our opportunity
to stop the threat of a U.S. empire that uses the U.N. to
justify its aggression against half the world. Continue

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Crisis Is Upon Us

By Paul Craig Roberts

Hugo Chavez might not have been too deep into hyperbole
when he described Bush as an example of demonic evil.
Continue

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There are no "Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.

By Casey Butler

It is not, in the least, hyperbole to say that the Fundamentalist
Muslims fighting us today are sacrificing their lives for their
brothers and sisters; they are heroically defending their
homelands, their cultures, and their religion, from the
corruption, crime, and decadence intrinsic to Western
capitalism as we know it. Continue

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Dave Lindorff

Bush War III:Going to War to Save His Own Ass

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Jeff Cohen: Ann Coulter & Me

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

OUR VETERANS DIED FOR THIS CRAP?! WHAT A WASTE OF LIFE. THEY'RE NO DOUBT ROLLING OVER IN THEIR GRAVES RIGHT NOW...AND THAT'S SURELY AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

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Compact with Evil: The McCain "Compromise" on Bush's Torture Program

By Chris Floyd

After George Bush's Rose Garden hissy fit, in which he
declared that he would simply stop interrogating suspected
terrorists unless he could torture them, John "I Only
Flip-Flop On Matters of Deep Principle" McCain and
the other so-called "Senate rebels" have capitulated to
the unpopular president's petulant demands. Continue

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Iraq is Bush’s Reflection Pond

By Mike Whitney

Martial law is not liberation. In the last two months, the
number of dead appearing at the Baghdad morgue
has skyrocketed; nearly 6,600 Iraqis brutally tortured
and killed in July and August alone. In terms of population,
this is the equivalent of 79,200 American casualties.
Simply put, it is a massacre. Continue

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The Heart of “Terror”

By: Bill Noxid

This is not a struggle… it is already done. The World has
decided. The World is self-aware and has already decided
what the future is. We, as Americans, have to graciously
accept that. No war will change the nature of this reality.
Bombing one more country’s infrastructure will not make
us one more friend and it’s time we accept and understand
that. Continue

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Lost in a Bermuda Triangle of Injustice

The Facts on the Ground: Mini-Gulags, Hired Guns, Lobbyists,
and a Reality Built on FearBy Tom EngelhardtCamp Bucca is
a story you can't read anywhere – and yet it may, in a sense,
be the most important American story in Iraq right now. Continue

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A Courageous Man Speaks Out :

Hugo Chavez is dedicated to the principles and spirit of
the Bolivarian Revolution he gave the people of Venezuela
and wants to spread it to the developing world as a
counter-force to the US model of global dominance of
the developed North over the less-developed South
with the US as hegemon-in-chief.

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Anti-Americanism Is Providing a Glue:

The rhetoric from the leaders of Iran, Sudan and Venezuela
at the U.N. shared a theme of outrage at the U.S., despite
their differences.

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Interview with Bolivian President Evo Morales on Latin America,
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Role of the Indigenous People of Bolivia

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Bill Clinton Warns Against Torture Approval

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Will the Next ElectionBe Hacked?

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BEHIND COMIC RELIEF AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Pat Buchanan

Not since Khrushchev took off his shoe and pounded
the table has there been a U.N. General Assembly
conclave to rival this one.

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Sometimes silence is better than sounding off

The Christian Science Monitor

PORTLAND, ORE. - Think about how many people in
America are talking at any given moment. It's a huge
amount of sound. Then add in all voices that are
reproduced and sent around the country through
electronic devices such as telephones, home entertainment
centers, and the Web.

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ARE VIDEOTAPED BEHEADINGS COVERED BY GENEVA?

Ann Coulter

Sen. John McCain has been carrying so much water for his
friends in the mainstream media that he now has to state
for the record to Republican audiences: "I hold no brief for al-Qaida."

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MISSING FROM THE POPE

William F. Buckley

The talk over the weekend concerning the pope's
blunder had to do with his under-instruction in diplomacy.

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Pick Your Favorite Homoerotic Torture Technique

BY TED RALL

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Friday, September 22, 2006

THE "UGLY AMERICAN" SYNDROME IS BACK: ALIVE AND WELL AS ALWAYS? SOMETHING LIKE THAT...

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Pakistan leader says U.S. made threats


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Deal on detainees quells GOP infighting

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Rise Up Against the Empire

President Hugo Chavez, Address to the United Nations

Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum,
the president of the United States, the gentleman to
whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he
owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world. Continue

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Is The Doctrine Behind the Bush Presidency Consistent with a Democratic State?:

Americans need to decide whether we are still a country
of laws - and if we are, we need to decide whether a President
who has determined to ignore or evade the law has not acted
in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive
of constitutional government.

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President Bush Addresses United Nations General Assembly :

Full Text and Video

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Where is the seat of global justice?

Address by His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran before the 61 st
Session of the United Nations, General assembly. Full text

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Robert Scheer: Rendering Unto Syria:

What an outrage for the president to invoke the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in his address
to the United Nations, a day after a Canadian government
commission accused the U.S. of rendering a Canadian
to Syria for torture. Did no one on his staff inform
the president that Article 5 of that declaration explicitly
states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”?

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Israelis in Iraq : Could Their Target Be Iran?

A BBC Newsnight Exclusive

We have obtained the first pictures of Kurdish soldiers
being trained by Israelis in Northern Iraq. The sensitivities
for the Kurdish authorities are serious, since their political
enemies have long accused them of being in cahoots
with Israel. The Kurdish authorities have previously
denied allowing any Israelis into northern Iraq. Continue

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The Surprising End of the New American Century

By Mike Whitney

Iran has no choice but to take Bush’s saber rattling seriously
and prepare for war. The administration’s stated goal of
“regime change” poses a credible “existential threat” to
current Iranian government and they must plan accordingly.
Continue

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Leading democrat calls Chavez a "thug":

"Hugo Chavez fancies himself a modern day Simon Bolivar
but all he is an everyday thug," House Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference, referring to Chavez'
comments in a U.N. General Assembly speech on Wednesday.

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Joe Stalin is Alive and Living on Pennslyvania Avenue

By Danny Schechter

Just as the Neo-Nazis are back as newly elected respectable
members of governments in Eastern Germany, abandoning
the skinhead look for suits and ties and softer rhetoric, our
Neo Cons have moved from left to hard right wrapped in
burkas made of the American flag. Continue

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Like Taking Candy From A Baby

By Manuel Valenzuela

Knowing the absolute ignorance, gullibility and lack of
critical thinking of the American masses, those in power
are able, once more, in what has become all too familiar
throughout the annals of history, to skew the decision,
mentality and vote of large segments of the population
by simply reaching to the primitive instincts of human
nature and manipulating emotions, psychology and the
instinct of survival prevalent in every living organism.
Continue

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Bush Rages: “I am not Beelzebub, Lord of Sulfur”

By Mike Whitney

Plucky Chavez, - publicly throttled the Global Emperor
in front of 6 billion people and left his bruised and bloodied
carcass splattered across the canvas like Roberto Duran
in Round 9 of the middleweight championship match…..
Continue

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Molly Ivins: A Tortured Debate

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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
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

THE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER SURPRISES ARE GETTING CLOSER: THERE'S DESPERATION IN THE AIR! AND YOU CAN SENSE IT, AND FEEL IT--THAT'S FOR SURE.

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This is how US will attack Iran

By Yitzhak Benhorin

It will take a few days, with thousands of sorties, satellite
and laser-guided bombs will be aimed at targets – 1,500
already planned by Pentagon – and will try to infiltrate
armed concrete, under which some of nuclear sites are
hidden. Meanwhile, Washington launches diplomatic blitz
in attempt to promote sanctions on Tehran Continue

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War Criminal at Bay

By Paul Craig Roberts

President George Bush, betrayed by the neoconservatives
whom he elevated to power and by his Attorney General,
Torture Gonzales who gave him wrong legal advice, is
locked in a desperate struggle with the Republican
Congress to save himself from war crimes charges at
the expense of America’s reputation and our soldiers’
fate. Continue

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What if they gave a War?

By Charles Sullivan

We must think beyond geopolitical borders, beyond
political parties; past the familiar labels of liberal and
conservative. Working class conservatives and working
class liberals alike are exploited by those in power.
We must set aside the petty differences that keep us
apart and seek common ground to defeat our common
enemy—corporate Plutocracy. Continue

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Ending the Dollar's Tyranny

By Mike Whitney

The dominance of the greenback has created a global
empire which is controlled by a small group of
corporatists and autocrats who depend on bullying
and brute force to maintain their supremacy. The only
way to restore the republic is to topple the empire,
dislodge the dollar from its lofty perch, and even the
playing field with the other currencies. Continue

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A Date With a "Dangerous" Mind:

EXCLUSIVE: Face to face with Iran's Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, the man whose swaggeris stirring fears
of war with the U.S.

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Attorney general warns US on torture bill :

The attorney general warned the US at the weekend
that its bill to try to limit its obligations under the Geneva
convention while interrogating and trying detainees
risked international condemnation.

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Paul Krugman: King of Pain :

Why is Mr. Bush so determined to engage in torture?

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When the truth is a stranger to fiction :

Did Monica Lewinsky cause the 9/11 terrorist attacks
in the United States? Anyone who watched The Path
to 9/11, the ABC two-parter about the events leading
up to September 11, might be forgiven for thinking so.

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Congress Considering Strip Searching Students:

Imagine an America in which school officials could
strip search every student in their school based on
the unsubstantiated tip that one of them might have
a joint. Congress is voting on a bill Tuesday or
Wednesday that could make these police state
tactics more common.

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West Won’t Win Afghan War

By Eric Margolis

As Canadian, American and British soldiers continue
to die in Afghanistan, it is time the truth be told
about this ugly little war. Continue

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The American Military's Cult of Cruelty

The change to 'warrior' creed is encouraging soldiers
to commit atrocities

By Robert Fisk

In the week that George Bush took to fantasising that
his blood-soaked "war on terror" would lead the 21st
century into a "shining age of human liberty" I went
through my mail bag to find a frightening letter addressed
to me by an American veteran whose son is serving as
a lieutenant colonel and medical doctor with US forces
in Baghdad. Continue

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Imperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness

By Stephen Lendman

There's no longer a dispute that the US pursues an
imperial agenda. What once was hidden behind a
politically correct facade and would never be admitted
publicly is now seen as something respectable and even
an obligation to advance "western civilization." How
different is today from the past? Not much for those
who know the country's true history that's quite
different from the proper and polite version of it
taught in school at all levels. Continue

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Fighting Capitalism One Essay at a Time:

An interview with Charles Sullivan : What we have in
America is the ideology of Robin Hood in reverse.
The rich are robbing the poor. No one should be permitted
to get rich on the misery of others.

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IF ONLY BIN LADEN HAD A STAINED BLUE DRESS ...


If you wonder why it took 50 years to get the truth about
Joe McCarthy, consider the fanatical campaign of the
Clinton acolytes to kill an ABC movie that relies on
the 9/11 Commission Report, which whitewashed only
90 percent of Clinton's cowardice and incompetence in
the face of terrorism, rather than 100 percent.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

DO AS I SAY...NOT AS I DO! WOULD I TALK OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF MY MOUTH AT THE SAME TIME?! NEVER! SEE FOR YOURSELF: READ HIS LIPS. MERCY ME...

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Bush fights GOP revolt over terror bill

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Muslim anger over papal comments grows

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Outlawed

Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances
in the "War on Terror" This a Must Watch Video
DocumentaryThe U.S. government-sponsored program
of renditions is an unlawful practice in which numerous
persons have been illegally detained and secretly flown
to third countries, where they have suffered additional
human rights abuses including torture and enforced
disappearance. Click to view

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ACLU Slams Senate Judiciary Committee’s Approval of NSA Spying Bills :

"Congress has a right and obligation to conduct meaningful
oversight on the unlawful actions of the president. But
instead of investigating lawbreaking, the Senate Judiciary
Committee wants to make it legal. We urge the full Senate
to reject any attempts to ratify this illegal program."

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I Hope That We May Find the Courage...

By Senator Robert C. Byrd

US Senate Floor Remarks

The United States is a weaker power now, especially in
the Middle East, but also in the court of world opinion.
Where is the America of restraint, of peace and of inspiration
to millions? Where is the America respected not only
for her military might, but also for her powerful ideas
and her reasonable diplomacy? Continue

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In praise of the 'subversive' documentary

By John Pilger

My own films have been shown all over the world, but
never on network television in the United States.
That suppression of alternative viewpoints may help
us understand why millions of Americans display
such a chronic ignorance of other human beings. Continue

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IAEA protests "erroneous" U.S. report on Iran

By Mark Heinrich

U.N. inspectors have protested to the U.S. government
and a Congressional committee about a report on Iran's
nuclear work, calling parts of it "outrageous and dishonest,"
according to a letter obtained by Reuters. Continued

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Where is the evidence?

Paul Craig Roberts

There are many problems with the 9/11 debate. Many
different interests are using 9/11 to advance their
agendas. Security interests use fear generated by
9/11 to erode civil liberties and establish the foundations
of a police state. Federalist Society members in pursuit
of a stronger executive use 9/11 to justify concentrating
power in the White House, power that violates the
separation of powers in the US Constitution. Continue

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Video: The Trials of Henry Kissinger: The Making Of A War Criminal: :

"A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame
Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame
finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for
civics classes and would-be public servants alike."

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Woman pleads guilty in fake penis case

A woman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in
connection with a bizarre incident in February that
resulted in a fake penis being microwaved at
a convenience store.

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White House Gambit on Torture Reveals Rift with Military Leadership


In the "guise of calling for fair trials" for terrorist suspects,
asserts New Yorker magazine commentator George
Packer, "the President demanded that Congress give him
the power to go on torturing detainees in secret prisons
and use the evidence obtained against them. And last
week the Army honorably closed the holes in moral
conduct that the President, his [White House] counsel,
the Vice-President, the Justice Department, and the
Secretary of Defense pried open shortly after September
11th. It did so not only to remove the stain on its
reputation and to protect its soldiers but because it
cares more about the war than about the next election."

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

OUR EARTH TRULY IS BEAUTIFUL, DON'T YOU THINK? TAKE A LOOK...!

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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BLUE PLANET!

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America for Sale

by William Norman Grigg

Americans are being dispossessed by the outsourcing
of industrial jobs and the buyout of our infrastructure
by foreign interests.

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Fourth Amendment Protections Under Attack by "Conservatives"

by William F. Jasper

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety," observed Benjamin Franklin, "deserve
neither liberty nor safety." That sentiment, which animated
our Founding Fathers, is almost never expressed today.
Just the opposite in fact. Consider the words of Fox News
commentator Bill O'Reilly, who on his O'Reilly Factor
broadcast of August 10 repeatedly cited the apparently
successful efforts of British police to foil a massive terror
plot as proof that America should chuck the Fourth
Amendment protections against unreasonable search
and seizure

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A Blow to the Imperial Presidency

by William Norman Grigg

On August 8, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor
in Detroit ruled that the NSA's warrantless eavesdropping
program is utterly unconstitutional, and ordered the
Bush administration to desist immediately. According
to Judge Taylor, "The public interest is clear, in this
matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution."

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Is American Democracy Too Feeble To Deal With 9/11?

Paul Craig Roberts

I would be more confident of the survival of democracy
and civil liberty in the United States if, on this fifth
anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a majority
of Americans were reading David Ray Griffin’s challenging
new book, “Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11.”
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9/11 - The inevitable consequence of our choices

By Tom Feeley

A mind set exists which allows us to think, that simply
because we were born within these borders, we are
somehow entitled to a enjoy a greater degree of respect
and dignity than we are prepared to acknowledge are
the birth right of all the worlds people. Continue

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Liberty Beat

Daughter of the Constitution

A 73-year-old judge renews the law, to the anger
of the commander in chief.

by Nat Hentoff

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Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the War on Terror

A Must Listen - CBC Governments are wasting their time
tracking down money that doesn't really exist. R.T. Naylor,
a McGill economics professor, has been following the trail
of the so-called "terror dollar". His new book is called,
Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the
War on Terror , and Professor R.T. Naylor joined us from
Montreal. Click to listen. Real audio

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Why 9/11 Was So Different

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks,
Andy Rooney looks back at some memorable days in
American history and explains why he thinks 9/11 is
so different. More...

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NYPD Built Bomb for Terror Study :

It was known as Operation Kaboom: Police investigators
posed as apple growers and secretly built a 2,400-pound
truck bomb to determine how easy it would be for
homegrown terrorists to launch an attack with homemade
explosives.

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The Day That Changed Everything Wasn't 9/11

By Ira Chernus

Yes, it changed everything -- not September 11, 2001,
when the Twin Towers collapsed, but November 9, 1989,
when the Berlin Wall fell and left the U.S. at sea, drifting
without an enemy in a strange new world. Continue

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Frank Rich: Donald Rumsfeld's Dance With the Nazis:

Here's how brazen Mr. Rumsfeld was when he invoked
Hitler's appeasers to score his cheap points:

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No Mercy

By Sheila Samples

We have been insulted and deceived, our courts
dismantled, our Congress neutered, our children
murdered in an illegal, genocidal war, our elections
stolen, our tax dollars wasted. Today, we are stranded
on our own rooftops, pleading for a November
2006 rescue. Continue

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The hunt :

Armies have been mobilised, phones tapped, huge
rewards offered - yet Osama bin Laden is still at
liberty. Does anyone even have the faintest idea
where he is? Declan Walsh investigates

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Welcome to America:

Family members jailed after raiding food from Dumpster:

Their crime? Taking five cucumbers, four or five apricots,
two bundles of asparagus spears and a handful of cherries
from a garbage can at Sweet Pea Produce. Their sentence?
Six months in the Routt County Jail.

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America's warrior nation - The legacy of 9/11

By Gore Vidal

The shortcomings of the American leader were alarmingly
exposed on the day the terrorists struck. He and his
acolytes are now leading their empire towards permanent
conflict with lslam . Continue

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War-Mongering America Terrorizes the World

By Howard Zinn

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, inevitably
indiscriminate, are not only morally reprehensible, but
useless in achieving the stated aims of those who carry
them out. Continue

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Day of Reckoning; America’s Economic Meltdown

By Mike Whitney

From the cratering hedge funds, to the faltering dollar,
to the fizzling housing bubble, western-style capitalism
is in the advanced stages of collapse. Deregulation and
liberalization have only hastened its decline. Continue

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America’s Ideologue in Chief

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“Democracies don’t attack each other or threaten the
peace,” said Bush. How does he then explain the War
of 1812, when we went to war against Britain, when
she was standing up to Napoleon? What about the
War Between the States? Were not the seceding
states democratic? What about the Boer War, begun
by the Brits? What about World War I, fought between
the world’s democracies, which also happened to be
empires ruling subject peoples? Continue

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Stupid? Or democratically ignorant?:

The curse of American ignorance of the world

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False Flag Operations:

Declassified Military Documents Show How US
Government Planned Terrorist Attacks Against
its Own Citizens

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9/11: Indications add up to government conspiracy:

The case for complicity begins with motive and benefit.
In his 1997 book "The Grand Chessboard," Zbigniew Brzezinski
argues that the key to global dominance in the 21st
century lies in control of Central Asian oil and gas reserves.
Establishing a U.S. presence there would require the
kind of military deployment that only "a direct external
threat" could justify.

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Princeton Scientists Create Vote-Stealing

Program for Diebold AccuVote-TS

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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
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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Friday, September 08, 2006

PERJURY ENTRAPMENT?! THAT'S A NEW ONE. THEY KNEW THE CULPRIT & HAVEN'T PROSECUTED HIM. BOY, THAT'S A NEW TWIST, ISN'T IT? A WASTE, IF YOU ASK ME...

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JOE WILSON: THE END OF AN ERROR

Ann Coulter

As National Public Radio described the story behind
Joe Wilson's amusingly titled book, "The Politics of
Truth" (available on the $1 table in fine bookstores
everywhere), in May 2004

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AND SO HE STAYED HOME

James Kilpatrick

On the Fourth of July in 2002, John Gilmore set
out to fly from the West Coast to Washington, D.C.
As things turned out, he never made the trip, mainly
because the airline security folks wouldn't let him
board a plane. He hasn't flown commercially from
that day to this

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Interrogation Techniques Rejected By Military Get Bush Approval

By Adam Liptak

Many of the harsh interrogation techniques just
repudiated by the Pentagon would be made lawful
by legislation put forward the same day by the Bush
administration, and the U.S. courts would be forbidden
from intervening. Continue

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'Gaza is a jail. Nobody is allowed to leave. We are all starving now'

By Patrick Cockburn in Gaza

Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian
enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of
starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a
great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored
because the world's attention has been diverted by
wars in Lebanon and Iraq. Continue

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What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? The Hidden Truth

5 Minute Video

The 9-11 Commission held its twelfth and final public
hearing June 16-17, 2004, in Washington, DC. On June
16 the Commission heard from several of the federal
government's top law enforcement and intelligence experts
on al Qaeda and the 9-11 plot. It was at this hearing
that the question "What motivated them to do it?"
was finally asked. Watch it.

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Stupid? Or democratically ignorant?:

The curse of American ignorance of the world

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Paul Craig Roberts : Books are our salvation

Books teach people their language. They also teach
that few problems can be solved by violence and that
problems are not solely the preserve of the poor and
unfortunate. Real life is in books, and the more artificial
virtual reality becomes, the more we need books.

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On his knees, Bush pins his hopes on fear

GEORGE BUSH was fighting for his presidency
this week as much as for the Republican members of
Congress who face defeat at the mid-term congressional
elections less than two months away.

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BYU places '9/11 truth' professor on paid leave:

Brigham Young University placed physics professor
Steven Jones on paid leave Thursday while it reviews
his involvement in the so-called "9/11 truth movement"
that accuses unnamed government agencies of
orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the
World Trade Center.

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The Torturer's Apprentice

By Ray McGovern

Grabbing the headlines today is the fact that Bush
has admitted that the CIA has taken high-value
captives to prisons abroad for interrogation using
“tough” techniques. More telling is the fact that
CIA interrogators are not bound by the strictures
of the new Army field manual, and that the president
is determined to maintain in place detention centers
where CIA interrogators can ply their trade at
his bequest. Continue

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Protecting Our Torturers

Bad Faith and Distortions From the American Psychological Association

By Stephen Soldz

Those psychologists and citizens of goodwill who don’t
believe in torture as public policy should cry out with
one voice at such indifference to human barbarity. If
we fail to act we cannot claim, as did so many Germans,
"We didn’t know!" Continue

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Five Years After and We Still Don’t Know

By Paul Craig Roberts

The reason so many people doubt the 9/11 story is not
because they have psychological needs for conspiracies,
but because the 9/11 story is not believable. Continue

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Ethnic Cleansing in New Orleans

By Charles Sullivan

Those who know their history will recognize the familiar
patterns of Plutocracy at work. That is how the government
has always treated the poor, just as it has always exploited
the working class and sent them to die in wars not of
their making. How could any but the ignorant and foolish
dare call this democracy? Continue

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Book says CIA tried to provoke Saddam to war

More than a year before the invasion of Iraq the CIA
devised a plan, codenamed Anabasis, to use Iraqi exile
fighters to seize an air base and declare a revolt against
Saddam Hussein in the hope that his response would
create a pretext for war, according to a book
published tomorrow.

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Bush Aims to Kill War Crimes Act

By Jeremy Brecher & Brendan SmithWhy are they
doing it, and how can they be stopped? 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
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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