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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...

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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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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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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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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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Saturday, October 14, 2006

ANOTHER PROFILE OF COURAGE: RON KOVIC IS--LIKE MANY OF US--A CASUALTY OF THE VIETNAM WAR LIKE OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN IRAQ...

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Breaking the Silence of the Night

By Ron Kovic

Like many Americans who served in Vietnam and those now
serving in Iraq, and countless other human beings throughout
history, I had been willing to give my life for my country
with little knowledge or awareness of what that really meant.
I trusted and believed and had no reason to doubt the sincerity
or motives of my government. It would not be until many
months later at the Bronx Veterans Hospital in New York
that I would begin to question whether I and the others who
had gone to that war had gone for nothing. Continue

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American Prison Camps Are on the Way

By Marjorie CohnKellogg

Brown & Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is constructing a huge
facility at an undisclosed location to hold tens of thousands
of Bush's "unlawful enemy combatants." Americans are
certain to be among them. Continue

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Lied Into War - An Interview With Daniel Ellsberg

Video & TranscriptThe most famous whistleblower of the
ietnam era, former State and Defence Department official,
Daniel Ellsberg, is speaking out, calling on Bush Administration
officials to do what he did with the Pentagon papers more
than 30 years ago and leak secret documents and war plans
to the public. Ellsberg claims President Johnson lied to take
America to war in Vietnam. He accuses President Bush of
lying to take America to war with Iraq and he believes secret
groundwork is being laid for a war with Iran. Click to view

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Bush’s Willing Legislators

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Case for Impeachment And Why It Won’t Happen. Continue

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The United States as Defined by the Founding Fathers No Longer Exists

By Paul Craig Roberts

When does “collateral damage” so dwarf combatant deaths that
war becomes genocide? Continue

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A Last Wild Ride on the Titanic

By Mike Whitney

Yesterday’s report in the Washington Post that over
650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the US-led invasion
is just the latest bit of bad news to hit the Bush administration.
In fact, the buzzards have been circling the White House
for some time now and they won’t be leaving anytime soon.
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The Assassins of TruthBy Charles SullivanI charge that the
government is engaged in immoral and criminal conduct
on a global scale. That it does not conform to the norms of
civil society; that it is sociopathic, and flagrantly violates
domestic and international law. The form of government that
we have does not serve the citizenry—it preys upon them.
It is not a government of the people, for the people. It is
government of the corporations, for the corporations, by
the corporations—a corporate Plutocracy. Continue

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

By Ted Rall

The recently passed Military Commissions Act removes the
United States from the ranks of civilized nations. It codifies
racial and political discrimination, legalizes kidnapping and
torture of those the government deems its political enemies,
and eliminates habeas corpus--the ancient precept that prevents
the police from arresting and holding you without cause--a
basic protection common to all (other) modern legal systems,
and one that dates to the Magna Carta. Continue

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The Dumbing Down of America

By Manuel Valenzuela

Something is amiss in the great nation called America. Ominous
sirens warning this reality can be heard emanating loudly
through invisible winds of change circulating our towns and
cities. The American people are being strangulated; unbeknownst
to the masses they are being transformed and conditioned,
becoming the entity the elite have long sought, the culmination
of decades of social engineering designed to make of hundreds
of millions the slaves of times past and the automatons
of the future. Continue

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Robert Scheer: Dear Leader Brings It On:

Over the past six years, our “my way or the highway” president
blew up a crucial nonproliferation agreement which was keeping
North Korea’s plutonium stores under seal, ended bilateral
talks with Pyongyang, squashed Japan’s and South Korea’s
carefully constructed “sunshine policy,” which was slowly
drawing the bizarre Hermit Kingdom back into the light, and
then took every opportunity to personally insult the country’s
reportedly unstable dictator because it played well politically
at home.

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Lost Wars and a Lost Economy

Paul Craig Roberts

President Bush and his neocon nazis have simultaneously
lost two wars and America’s economic future. Continue

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Who Killed Michael Moore?

By Mickey Z.

What if the U.S. government (or one of its proxies)-with
the full support of the corporate media-transparently eliminated
Michael Moore for his political beliefs and activism? Would
we see anything more than a flood of articles, blog posts,
t-shirts, and open letters from Sean Penn? Would the reaction
go beyond asking the state for permission to protest and
agreeing beforehand how many of those protestors will
consent to be arrested? Would Bob Dylan re-write "Who
Killed Davey Moore?" and have Bono sing it outside the
Pentagon? 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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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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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

DOES THE WORLD SEEM LIKE IT'S COMING TO AN END? ALMOST AS FAST AS OUR CONSTITUTION & LIBERTIES HAVE DISAPPEARED: OVERNIGHT...! THIS IS NOT A DRILL...

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Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

By Chris Hedges

The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the
guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer
USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the
fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write,
making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The
ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month.
It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show
of American power. But I doubt it. Continue

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Ambling towards Disaster; Bush’s North Korea Policy

By Mike Whitney

It took 6 years of relentless threats, sanctions and belligerence,
but Bush finally succeeded in pushing Kim Jong-Il to build
North Korea’s first nuclear bomb. Now, Kim can just add a
few finishing touches to his ballistic-missile delivery system,
the Taepo-dong ICBM, and he’ll be able to wipe out the 9
western states with a flip of the switch. Continue

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Nuclear Blackmail

By Eric S. Margolis

North Korea has repeatedly agreed to junk its nuclear weapons
provided the US does three things: 1. deal directly with
Pyongyang, which Washington refuses to do; 2. provide
security guarantees that the US will not attack North Korea;
3. provide economic aid. The Bush Administration’s hard-line
neoconservatives refuse to ‘validate’ North Korea’s totalitarian
regime through direct talks. Neocons are determined to overthrow
Kim Jong-il. Continue

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Cindy Sheehan : A Nation Still at War:

Friend---it is going to take us (me and you) to effect any
changes in this country. From the anti-slavery movement
to the Civil Rights movement, to every good movement in
between, it has been we the people demanding these changes
and not resting until we got them. Good comes from the
bottom up---crap rolls down hill. I am tired of getting
crapped on by our government

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The Two Faces Of Rumsfeld:

2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to
sell nuclear reactors to North Korea. 2002: declares
North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and
a target for regime change

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Where are the voices?

The shame of silence in the face of Israeli and US crimes

By Paul J. Balles

Where are the voices of moral righteousness that the
world has always depended upon to rein in the evil forces
of conquering warlords? The teachers and professors - why
are they silent? The virtuous - the clergy and elders of
church and mosque and synagogue - who covered their
mouths with duct tape and broke their pens and keyboards?
Continue

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Wars and propaganda machines

By Rodrigue Tremblay

Propaganda machines are dangerous, even more so in a
democracy than in a totalitarian regime, because their
goal is to confuse, disinform, lie, raise fear and manipulate
the opinions of the people. Continue

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Welcome to the Nuclear Club!

By Norman Solomon

Rest assured that while President Bush was at a podium
in the White House on Monday denouncing the North Korean
nuclear test as a "provocative act," Karl Rove was hard
at work to fine-tune plans for a rhetorical onslaught linking
this crisis to the "war on terror." Continue

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Documents: CIA warned of plane bomb plot

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Andy's Geography Lesson

When Andy Rooney learned geography, there were only
48 states. Now he wonders if he - along with all other
adults - should be forced back to school every few years.
The consequences of failing could be dire! More...

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Food For Thought

There are always warnings about certain foods - most
recently tainted spinach. Andy Rooney ponders some
of the foods he likes and dislikes, including horsemeat,
and wonders if the world will eventually turn vegetarian.
More...

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All The President's Men And Women

It takes an army of people to keep the White House
running; it turns out there are 433 assistants. And as
Andy Rooney found out, some of them have pretty
interesting titles, such as "Director of Lessons Learned"
and "Gift Analyst." More...

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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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Saturday, October 07, 2006

NOVEMBER IS NEAR. IT'S SPOOKY, DON'T YOU THINK? TAKE AN INVENTORY OF THE CONSTITUTION & THE "AXIS OF EVIL": IS N. KOREA OR IRAN NEXT? IT'S FRIGHTENING

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Will November Bring Hope or Another Stolen Election?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Democrats, of course, have done nothing to protect us
from Bush’s illegal war or from his assaults on the Constitution
and civil liberty. Democrats have been intimidated by the
threat of being politically placed in the “against us” camp,
and Democrats are as much in the pockets of AIPAC, the
oil industry, and the military-industrial complex as Republicans.
Continue

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James Abourezk: After Torture, What's Next?

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Robert Parry: Bush's Failed Policy of Kill, Kill, Kill

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A special comment about lying

Keith Olbermann on the difference between terrorists and critics

Video and transcripts"The president of the
United States — unbowed, undeterred and unconnected to
reality — has continued his extraordinary trek through our
country rooting out the enemies of freedom: the Democrats."
Continue

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Our Journey to Fascism

By Phil Rockstroh

By way of a ceaseless bombardment of advertising imagery,
we exist in a nonstop, holographic, corporate Nuremberg rally
of the collective mind. We need not participate in old school,
torch-lit processions of Brown Shirts through the streets: This
brand of all-media penetration proto-fascism has been internalized.
Continue

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Putin Fights Back

By Mike Whitney

The Bush administration’s long-range objectives are already
clear. They aim to privatize the Russian oil industry, convert
the ruble to the dollar, remove Putin from office, and prevent
Russia from controlling the huge oil reserves in the Caspian Basin.
Continue

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North Korea says nuclear test successful

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Kim's Message: War is coming to US soil

By Kim Myong Chol

("Unofficial" spokesman of Kim Jong-il and North Korea.)

It is sheer illusion to think that sanctions and isolation will
stop North Korea from the planned nuclear test. US hostility,
threats and sanctions are the very engines that have propelled
the development of nuclear weapons. Absent US hostility,
nuclear blackmailing, sanctions, threats of isolation and
regime change, the Kim administration would never have
thought at all of acquiring nuclear deterrence. Continue

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Lebanon- Prelude to the Rape of Iran

By Dick Mazess

An October attack would rally the US public around the
currently unpopular Republican Congress and undercut
the hapless Democratic Party whose virtually only appeal is
"anti-Bush". It would also undermine the attempt of Iran
to establish its oil bourse, a move that would bring Iran an
additional $10 billion in revenues, and that some think
would help undermine the US dollar as the world reserve
currency. Continue

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The Age of Terror - a landmark report

By Robert Fisk

With chaos stretching from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean,
we have never lived in a more dangerous time. Over the
next 15 pages and 7,000 words, our man in the Middle East
looks back over a lifetime of covering war and death, and lays
out a bleak future for all of us - one that even those living in
the comfort of the Home Counties cannot escape. Continue

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Guantánamo defense lawyer forced out of Navy:

The Navy lawyer who took the Guantánamo case of
Osama bin Laden's driver to the U.S. Supreme
Court — and won — has been passed over for promotion
by the Pentagon and must soon leave the military.

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Bill Moyers: "Capitol Crimes": Video -

"The scale of corruption still coming to light dwarfs anything
since Watergate. In one sense it's the age-old tale of greed,
but greed encouraged now by the way our system works.
Deep in the plea agreements of Jack Abramoff and his cronies
is the admission that they conspired to use campaign
contributions to bribe politicians; campaign finance is at the
core of the corruption.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS HAVE BEEN WHAT...?! ABOLISHED, YOU SAY? C'MON, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING. RIGHT? NOPE, IT'S A FACT...

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Chris Floyd Fatal Vision: The Deeper EvilBehind the Detainee Bill

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Mark A. LeVine: The Death of theFirst American Republic

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William Fisher: Let's Hear It for the "Mavericks!"

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David Swanson: Mommy,What's Waterboarding?

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Ivan Eland: Kissinger's Bad Advice on Iraq

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Robert Harris: Pirates of the Mediterranean

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William Rivers Pitt: Condi Rice, 9/11 andAnother Nest of Lies

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Richard Clarke: Blinded by Hindsight

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Frank Rich: So You Call This Breaking News?

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Lincoln Weeps

By Bill Moyers

Once upon a time the House of Representatives was
known as "the people's house." No more. It belongs
to K Street now. That's the address of the lobbyists
who swarm all over Capitol Hill. There are 65 lobbyists
for every member of Congress. They spend $200 million
per month wining, dining and seducing federal officials.
Per month! Continue

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The October Surprise

By Gary Hart

For a divinely guided president who imagines himself to
be a latter day Winston Churchill (albeit lacking the
ability to formulate intelligent sentences), and who
professedly does not care about public opinion at home
or abroad, anything is possible, and dwindling days in
power may be seen as making the most apocalyptic
actions necessary. Continue

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Fox News Anchor Confronts Neo-con War Architect over
"Disgusting and Repulsive Reality" of Iraq

During what started out as a congenial interview on his morning
program "Studio B," Fox anchor Shepherd Smith confronted
Fox News analyst William Kristol, an uber-hawkish supporter
of the Iraq war and advocate of war against Iran, about the
huge and growing catastrophe created by the Bush administration.

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America the Tyranny

The Road to Authoritarianism

By Manuel Valenzuela

The red, white and blue, sadly enough, has become the symbol
of what we most hate, of what we swore to never become.
It has become a flag hijacked by tyrants, with the American
People unconcerned and unwilling, to the point of embarrassment,
to free it from its dungeon, with most too lazy or apathetic to care,
most too ignorant to know. Continue

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North Korea Vows First Nuclear Test

By CHOE SANG-HUN and JOHN O’NEIL

A statement released by the North Korean state-run news
agency declared that “the U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear
war and sanctions and pressure” compel the country “to
conduct a nuclear test, an essential process for bolstering
nuclear deterrent, as a corresponding measure for defense.”
Continue

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Marjorie CohnRounding Up US Citizens: a Consitutional Shredding

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IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING.GEORGE ORWELL WOULD CONCUR WITH THOSE WORDS IN A SECOND. IT'S 1984 AT THIS VERY MOMENT:OUR RIGHTS HAVE VANISHED FOREVER

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Stephen Lendman : The Erosion of Democracy and Freedom in America

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A Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy?

By Mike Whitney

Next week, President Bush will sign the “Military Commissions Act
of 2006” into law. - The law will allow Bush to imprison anyone
he chooses and abuse them as he sees fit. It places Bush above
the law, our first American monarch. Continue

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The New Face of Class War

By Paul Craig Roberts

The United States is the first country in history to destroy
the prospects and living standards of its labor force. It is
amazing to watch freedom-loving libertarians and free-market
economists serve as apologists for the dismantling of the l
adders of upward mobility that made the America of old
an opportunity society. Continue

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Why I'm Banned in the USA

By Tariq Ramadan

My experience reveals how U.S. authorities seek to
suppress dissenting voices and -- by excluding people
such as me from their country -- manipulate political
debate in America. Unfortunately, the U.S. government's
paranoia has evolved far beyond a fear of particular
individuals and taken on a much more insidious form:
the fear of ideas. Continue

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War is Peace

By Irene Rheinwald

Israel and the United States, as self-styled
purveyors of democracy and freedom, have ironically fallen
into their own propaganda trap. In seeking to rationalize
aggressions towards Arabs and Muslims, collectively termed
“terrorists”, both nations employ techniques reminiscent of
totalitarian regimes, and decry the “enemy” as fascist, irrational
“evildoers” naturally bent upon violence. Continue

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The Axis of Powers; Nazi Tactics by Israel and America in the
Phony War On Terror

By Joel Fischer

Terror bombing, illegal invasion of other countries using
trumped up excuses, dehumanization of the enemy as inferior,
widespread use of torture; these are exactly the same tactics
the Nazis used. But these tactics will never produce either
the peace or victory the Axis of Powers claim they want.
Remember WWII. The Nazis lost! Continue

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9/11 Panel Members Weren’t Told of Meeting

By PHILIP SHENON

Members of the Sept. 11 commission said today that
they were alarmed that they were told nothing about a
White House meeting in July 2001 at which George J.
Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, is
reported to have warned Condoleezza Rice, then
the national security adviser, about an imminent
Al Qaeda attack and failed to persuade her to take
action. Continue

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Woodward’s 60 Minutes bloodbath

By Mike Whitney

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward can always be counted
on to tell the truth… after all the other options have
been exhausted. His new book doesn’t veer too far
from the pattern he’s followed his entire career; one
minute he’s the “kingmaker” dishing up hearty-helpings
of literary tripe like “Bush at War” and “Plan of Attack”
and the next minute he’s ramming a scimitar into the
lower lumbar region of his prey. Continue

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State Of DenialVideoBob Woodward 60 Minute Interview. Click to view

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