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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Pirates of the Mediterranean" is a magnificent analogy to the Constitutional crisis America is engulfed in. A must read...

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The Pirates of the Mediterranean

By Robert Harris

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Scott Ritter - "We're on the edge of the abyss...."

AudioWars against Iraq and Iran are part of a larger
US strategy that would eventually include conflict with
Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Ritter says. Why?
A main reason is that the US wants to dictate the growth
of China and India. Continue

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The Power of One

By Jim Austin

"The authority to kill U.S. citizens is granted under a
secret finding signed by the President,,," This cheery note
was included in a newspaper article written by John
Lumpkin of the Associated Press. The article goes on
to say that the CIA will only kill us if they think we are
members of Al Qaeda. Continue

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Daffy Does Doom

By Maureen Dowd

Dick Durbin went to the floor of the Senate on Thursday
night to denounce the vice president as “delusional.” It was
shocking, and Senator Durbin should be ashamed
of himself. Continue

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Liberty Bound

Video

In this documentary, Historian Howard Zinn and Michael
Parenti, explain how America is neither fully democratic
nor entirely free of fascism. In recent years, however, the
scale has shifted in favor of a fascist state, as our leaders
deprive Americans of civil rights with Nazi-style textbook
precision, in the interest of war and the elusive promise of
security from fear. Click to view

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"If Arafat were Alive…"

By Uri Avnery

Sharon asked for permission to kill Arafat and Bush gave
it to him, with the proviso that it must be done undetectably.
Continue

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Scott Ritter - "We're on the edge of the abyss...."

AudioWars against Iraq and Iran are part of a larger US
strategy that would eventually include conflict with Syria,
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Ritter says. Why?
A main reason is that the US wants to dictate the
growth of China and India. Continue

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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

Comment: Installments five, six, and seven of F. Scott's latest
serialized novel are online for your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 7 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 6 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

IMPEACHMENT IS OFF THE TABLE? WHAT'S ON THE TABLE? IRAN... IS ANYONE HYPERVENTILATING OVER THE ISSUE? IT DOESN'T APPEAR SO, I'M AFRAID.

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Bush Is About To Attack Iran

Why Can’t Americans See it?

By Paul Craig Roberts

“Within weeks from now, we will see the informational
warfare machine start working. The public opinion is
already under pressure. There will be a growing
anti-Iranian militaristic hysteria, new information
leaks, disinformation, etc. . . . The probability of a US
aggression against Iran is extremely high" Continue

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Bush Throws The Dice

By John Damien

By funding the Iraq war and supporting Israel, Egypt
and Jordan, the US pays an oil security tax running at
least $100 billion per year. China doesn’t pay billions
per year to secure their oil supplies. The Europeans
collectively spend a fraction of the US amount on oil
security. Continue

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A National Intelligence Estimate on the United States

By Chalmers Johnson(2)

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Gangsters for Capitalism

By Clinton L. Cox

Although benign U.S. intentions are an article of faith
among many Americans, theft, murder and oppression
have always been central to U.S. policies and practices
in the non-white world. George Bush’s crusade for
‘democracy’ is yet another chapter in the shameful saga.
Continue

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Why We Must Have Impeachment

By Dave Lindorff

When impeachment hearings began for President Richard
Nixon, a scant one in four Americans thought he should
be impeached. During the Clinton impeachment farce,
support for the president"s removal from office never
topped 36 percent. Yet a Newsweek poll taken last fall
found that a remarkable 51 percent of the American
public felt this president should face impeachment .
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John W. Dean: The Controversy over Curtailing Habeas Corpus Rights:

Why It Is a Bad Day For The Constitution Whenever
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Testifies

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Lincoln Proposes to Ship Blacks Out of Country :
A Long-ago State of the Union Address

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Bob Herbert: Your MasterCard or Your Life

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Paul Krugman: Gold-Plated Indifference

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Frank Rich: Lying Like It's 2003

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Cindy Sheehan: Hillary for President?

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The Government's $8 Billion a Month Con Job

BY TED RALL

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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

Comment: Installments five, six, and seven of F. Scott's latest
serialized novel are online for your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 7 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 6 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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

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Friday, January 12, 2007

DEMONSTRATIONS ARE A THING OF THE PAST, OR ARE THEY...? TED RALL HAS A FEW WORDS FOR YOU ON THIS SUBJECT...AS ONLY TED RALL CAN CONVEY THEM: EARNESTLY

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Politics as a Spectator Sport

By Ted Rall

Another year in Iraq, another thousand dead soldiers.
This grim milestone passed as the wasteful nature of
the carnage finally registered with the public; only nine
percent of Americans, "dead-enders" in Rumsfeld-speak,
still think the war was a wonderful idea. Continue

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The Fed’s role in the Housing Crash of ‘07

By Mike Whitney

The American people appear to be oblivious to the economic
hurricane which is expected to touchdown in late 2007.
That’s when $1 trillion in ARMs (Adjustable Rate Mortgages)
will “reset” triggering a massive increase in foreclosures and
plunging the country into a deep recession. Continue

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Claiming the Prize: Bush Surge Aimed at Securing Iraqi Oil

Written by Chris Floyd

American troops will "support" the "pacification effort" with
what Maliki says calls "house-to-house" sweeps of Sunni
areas. There is of course another phrase for this kind of
operation: "ethnic cleansing." Continue

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100,000 mercenaries, the forgotten "Surge"

By Barry Lando

What is striking about the current debate in Washington -
whether to "surge" troops to Iraq and increase the size
of the U.S. Army - is that roughly 100,000 bodies are
missing from the equation: The number of American
forces in Iraq is not 140,000, but more like 240,000.
Continue

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Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush administration has recently doubled its aircraft
carrier forces and air power in the Persian Gulf. According
to credible news reports, the Israeli air force has been
making practice runs in preparation for an attack on
Iran. Continue

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Victim owed compensation in CIA case, judge told

By Dene Moore

Patients were put in isolation, tied down or drugged, and
subjected to hours and hours of taped recordings meant
to brainwash them at the behest of the Central Intelligence
Agency. Continue

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In Case You Missed It

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal PrisonsVideo

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned
By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside
U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
Continue

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Bush's new strategy - the march of folly

By Robert Fisk

George Bush dare not see these armies of the past, their
ghosts as palpable as the phantoms of the 3,000 Americans ­
let us forget the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis ­ already
done to death in this obscene war, and those future spirits
of the dead still living amid the 20,000 men and women
whom Bush is now sending to Iraq. Continue

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Neither sanctions nor bombs will end the Iran nuclear crisis

By Roger Howard

If Bush really wants a safer Middle East, he should stop
giving Tehran compelling reasons to acquire nuclear
weapons. Continue

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Who is planning our next war?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

As Americans await Bush's address announcing a "surge"
of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops to Iraq, we may be
missing the larger picture. The War Party is turning its
attention from Iraq – to Iran. Continue

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Bush's Rush to Armageddon

By Robert Parry

George W. Bush has purged senior military and intelligence
officials who were obstacles to a wider war in the Middle
East, broadening his options for both escalating the conflict
inside Iraq and expanding the fighting to Iran and Syria
with Israel’s help. Continue

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The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse

By Norman Solomon

Bush can keep riding the madness of militarism at a gallop
unless people on Capitol Hill stop nourishing it with
appropriations. And they won't do that unless we find
effective ways to insist that they cut off funding for the
war. Continue

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Cindy Sheehan: Insanity Surge

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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

Comment: Installments five and six of F. Scott's latestserialized
novel are online for your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 6 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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

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Friday, January 05, 2007

HEARING THOSE PROFOUND WORDS: WE'VE "RAPED" IRAQ: SHOULD RESONATE BOLDLY, AND SHAMEFULLY IN ONE'S MIND. BUT SOMETIMES THE TRUTH HURTS & RIGHTLY SO...

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Another Thousand Lives

By Bob Herbert

If there were politicians here at home with
some of the courage of the troops in the field,
we could begin saving lives rather than watching
helplessly as the Bush White House continues
to sacrifice them. Three thousand and counting
is enough. Continue

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Gerry Spence: $2M settlement underscores loss of freedom

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr

“It’s a very frightening time in our country,” said Spence,
who has made a career championing the cases of the
common man and underdogs. “What happens is that
the corporate king, or the government-corporate
king, the two combined, [are] leading us into fascism.”
Continue

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Keith Olbermann : Special Comment on Sacrifice

Video

"Your citizens, the people for whom you work, have told
you they do not want this, and moreover, they do
not want you to do this. Yet once again, sir, you
have ignored all of us." Click to view

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Keith Olbermann: Special Comment About "Sacrifice"

(transcript)

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Paul Krugman: A Healthy New Year :

A scathing article in yesterday's Los Angeles Times
described how insurers refuse to cover anyone with
even the slightest hint of a pre-existing condition.
People have been denied insurance for reasons that
range from childhood asthma to a "past bout of jock itch."

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Bush says feds can open mail without warrant:

President Bush quietly has claimed sweeping new
powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant.

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Stephen Lendman : The Spirit of Tom Paine :

It's never to late to act, but it's high time we realized
we'd better do it and quickly. Freedoms don't protect
themselves and are easily lost the way Edmund Burke
explained saying: "The only thing necessary for the
triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Abolitionist Wendell Phillips added "Eternal
vigilance is the price of liberty."

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Soldiers and Imperial Presidents

By Charles Sullivan

Military service is one of America’s sacred cows;
it is something that is rarely questioned and is
surrounded by an invisible aura of nobility. No
one, especially those who serve, wants to think of
their time in the military as anything less than
honorable and worthy of glorification. Continue

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Bill Moyers: For America's Sake

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The New York Times: Protecting Internet Democracy

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

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

Comment: Installments five and six of F. Scott's latest
serialized novel are online for your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 6 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR


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

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

A TRULY AMAZING ARTICLE WHICH EVOKES THE BARBARIC NATURE OF THE "AMERICAN" PSYCHE: YOU'LL BE OUTRAGED...! IF NOT, YOU'D BETTER LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

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Torture Is Now Part of the American Soul

You might have imagined that every possible means of
inflicting pain had already been devised. But never
underestimate the human capacity for invention. United
States interrogators have found a new way of destroying
a human being.

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QUOTE:

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

Comment: Installments five and six of F. Scott's latest
serialized novel are online for your reading pleasure.