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Monday, February 26, 2007

ANYONE SEEN A "FALCON" LATELY? CHECK YOUR SNAIL MAIL, EMAIL, SO-CALLED FRIENDS, YOUR PHONES (CONVENTIONAL & CELLULAR): WELCOME TO "OPERATION FALCON"

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Operation Falcon and the Looming Police State

By Mike Whitney

Operation Falcon is the clearest indication yet that
the Bush administration is fine-tuning its shock-troops
so it can roll up tens of thousands of people at a moment’s
notice and toss them into the newly-built Halliburton
detention centers. Continue

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American Plutocracy and the war on Workers

By Charles Sullivan

As we look to the democrats in Congress to end the
occupation of Iraq and to divert another impending
disaster in Iran, we must recognize that, like the
commercial media, these people are working for
the Plutocracy, not for the public good. Continue

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Iraqis are People, too

By Cindy Sheehan

After spending two heart wrenching hours listening
to two Iraqi gentlemen, one an educator, one a scientist,
giving agonizing testimony about what is really going
on in Iraq (outside the Green Zone), in Istanbul, I
returned to my nearby hotel room and read something
from the AP that tore my heart apart even further.
Continue

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Hypocrisy in The Middle East

By Congressman Ron Paul

The tired assertion that America "supports democracy" in
the Middle East is increasingly transparent. It was false
50 years ago, when we supported and funded the hated
Shah of Iran to prevent nationalization of Iranian oil, and
it’s false today when we back an unelected military dictator
in Pakistan- just to name two examples. Continue

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The Redirection

This is a must read - By Seymour M. Hersh

In the past year, the Saudis, the Israelis, and the Bush
Administration have developed a series of informal
understandings about their new strategic direction. At
least four main elements were involved, the U.S. government
consultant told me. First, Israel would be assured that
its security was paramount and that Washington and
Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states shared its concern
about Iran. Continue

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Hugo Chavez's Social Democratic Agenda

By Stephen Lendman

These are dramatic examples of two nations going
opposite ways. In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez supports
free expression, social democracy, and using state
revenues to insure and improve both. In the US,
both parties support wealth and power, are jointly
running a criminal enterprise masquerading as
legitimately elected government. Continue

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Poker, Prostitutes and Bribes

Did Corruption Force CIA Boss To Quit?

VideoBBC - Newsnight's Peter Marshall has been
investigating the reasons behind the resignation of
former CIA chief, Porter Goss. Click to view

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Another U.S. Military Assault on Media:

"They killed our colleagues, closed so many newspapers,
arrested hundreds of us and now they are shooting
at our hearts by raiding our headquarters. This is
the freedom of speech we received."

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The Politics of the Man Behind "24"

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US Generals "Will Quit" If Bush Orders Iran Attack

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Hersh: Bush Funneling Money toal Qaeda-Related Groups

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The New York Times: American Liberty at the Precipice

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Paul Krugman: Substance Over Image

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Frank Rich: Where Were You ThatSummer of 2001?

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Nicholas D. Kristof: Bush and CheneyOwe an Explanation

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Ted Rall

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

9/11: WILL THE TRUTH NEVER PREVAIL...? THE CHANCES RANGE FROM SLIM TO NIL. HENCE, DON'T BET THE FARM ON IT.

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Don't believe the official 'conspiracy' theory:

We have to ask who stood to gain the most from the
appalling events of 9/11, says Tim Sparke

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The World Can Halt Bush’s Crimes By Dumping the Dollar

By Paul Craig Roberts

Intelligent people realize that American claims to be a moral
and democratic force are mere pretense behind which hides
a policy of military aggression. Continue

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Thirty-Six Sure-Fire Signs That Your Empire Is Crumbling

By David Michael Green

You know your empire’s crumbling when the folks who are
gearing up their empire to replace yours start blowing up
satellites in space. And then they don’t bother to return
your phone calls when you ring up to ask why. Continue

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Squandering billions in Iraq while U.S. suffers

By Eric Margolis

By 2008, Bush’s wars in the Muslim world will have cost
each American man, woman and child $2,300. Continued

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The Death March

By Al McKinnis

The following is a letter from Al McKinnis, an ex-Marine and
auto worker in Minnesota, to his long-dead Uncle Earl, a
Marine who died in the Bataan Death March, reflecting on
what has become of his uncle's country in the years since
he made the ultimate sacrifice. This letter offers profound,
stirring insights into what has happened to the society and
what we must do about it. Continue

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Cronkite: Quest for profits crippling media companies

By Associated Press

Pressures by media companies to generate ever-greater
profits are threatening the very freedom the nation was
built upon, former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite
warned. Continue

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The US says it is fighting for democracy - but is deaf to the cries of the Iraqis

By Noam Chomsky

US policy should be that of all aggressors: (1) pay reparations;
(2) attend to the will of the victims; (3) hold the guilty parties
accountable, in accord with the Nuremberg principles, the
UN Charter, and other international instruments. A more
practical proposal is to work to change the domestic society
and culture substantially enough so that what should be done
can at least become a topic for discussion. Continue

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Is the Big Ship America Sinking?

By Sam Gindin

Are we in the midst of a momentous turn in world politics?
Donald Rumsfeld has been shuffled out of the Pentagon.
Daniel Ortega, Washington's nemesis from the Sandinista
Revolution of the late 1970s, is back as President of
Nicaragua. Hugo Chavez has been triumphantly
re-elected, and Bolivia and Ecuador also have new
left-populist presidents. U.S.-led neoliberalism is
scrambling in Latin America; the U.S. state seems
to be in the throes of a full retreat in Iraq; and, in
its look ahead to the year 2007, The Economist is
warning of the dangers of an 'authority deficit' at
the level of nation states, international institutions,
and the role of 'the superpower' Continue

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Criminals Control the Executive Branch

Paul Craig Roberts

Gentle reader, you are probably unaware of former
National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski’s damning
indictment of the Bush Regime in his testimony before
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 1, 2007,
as the United States no longer has a media--only
a government propaganda ministry. Continue

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Filibuster to End the War Now!

By John V. Walsh

It Only Takes 41 Senate Votes to End the War.
Republicans Show the Way. Continue

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For "Democracy" And "The Republic"

By Paul Street

The Founders included some brilliant individuals, but
their brilliance was harnessed largely to the cause of
antidemocracy. Drawn from the elite propertied
segments of a deeply stratified society, the delegates
to the Constitutional Convention shared their compatriots
John Jay’s and John Adam’s view that “the people
who own the country ought to govern it.” Continue

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Is Bombing Iran Bush's call?

Patrick J. Buchanan

Bush is putting in place forces to enable him to order
an all-out attack on Iran's navy, air force, and anti-aircraft,
anti-ship and land-based missiles – and all its known
nuclear facilities. Continue

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George Galloway's Speech to UK Parliament
10 Minute Video

A powerful speech highlighting the appalling situation
in Iraq, and the pathetic handling of it by the British
government: Ill-equipped troops, brutal treatment of
civilians, and support for death squads: Welcome to
democracy, Bush & Blair style! Continue

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Chimps In A Zoo Cage

By Sheila Samples

The U.S. media is beneath contempt, and can never
redeem itself for the damage it has wrought on this
republic by its fawning allegience to a band of crooked,
war-mongering fools. Continue

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Wake Up! The Next War Is Coming

By Ray McGovern

Senator Rockefeller? Stop the war against Iran before
it starts. You are chair of the intelligence committee. You
don’t have to be stonewalled, as previous chair Senator
Bob Graham was in September 2002. Yes, he voted
against the war in Iraq because he knew of the games
being played with the intelligence. But he failed to play
a leadership role; he didn’t tell his 99 colleagues they
were being diddled. It’s time for some leadership.
Continue

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Does Putin Not Have A Point?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

For one of the historic blunders of this administration
has been to antagonize and alienate Russia, the winning
of whose friendship was a signal achievement of
Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. And one of
the foreign policy imperatives of this nation is for
statesmanship to repair the damage. Continue

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Jason Leopold and Marc Ash:

Cheney's Handwritten NotesImplicate Bush in Plame Affair

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Barbara Cassin: The New World According to Google

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Paul Krugman: Edwards Gets It Right

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John P. Briggs, M.D.,and JP Briggs II, Ph.D.:

Why Bush's Inner "Reality" HasPoisoned His Own Troop Plan

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Nicholas D. Kristof: Mr. Cheney, Tear Down This Wall

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William Rivers Pitt: The 21st Century Sucks

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How America Marginalizes Millions

BY TED RALL

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

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

INSTALLMENT 9 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 8 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 7 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
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INSTALLMENT 6 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 5 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
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Thursday, February 01, 2007

A CONTINUING LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. A "PROFILE OF COURAGE" & A SUPREME ROLE MODEL: KEITH OLBERMANN

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Bush Shoots For ‘Jaws,’ Delivers ‘Jaws 2’

SPECIAL COMMENT

By Keith Olbermann

President claimed to stop four terror plots, but
where is the evidence? Video and transcript

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Journalist Sy Hersh Has Harsh Words for Bush

By Kat Schmidt

"The fact of the matter is we have a government that
will do what it wants to do for the next two years,"
he said. "The worst is yet to come. It's sort of like
we're essentially powerless [and] just play it out."
Continue

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US Military Kept Hostage to Political Abuse of Powe

By Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.

The American nation is built on a capitalistic system
where the big corporations control the entire economy,
including the US government. Big corporations finance
the political campaigns of every elected public official
who in turn tends to protect corporate interests first
and foremost. Continue

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Hysteria at Herzliya

By Patrick J. Buchanan

America is on a collision course with an Iran of 70 million,
and the folks who stampeded us into Iraq are firing
pistols in the air again. Continue

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The Failure of America as a Moral Force

Paul Craig Roberts

Everyone can see the US buildup of massive air and
naval attack forces on Iran’s borders. Fox “News,” the
Bush Regime’s main disinformation agency, is busy
preparing its viewers for the US attack by whipping
up fear and hysteria over Iran. Continue

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James Bamford: Bush Is Not Above the Law

By James Bamford

LAST August, a federal judge found that the president of
the United States broke the law, committed a serious felony
and violated the Constitution. Had the president been an
ordinary citizen — someone charged with bank robbery
or income tax evasion — the wheels of justice would have
immediately begun to turn. Continue

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I Am a Proud U.S. Dissident

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

To keep putting faith in glib, power-hungry politicians is
plain nuts, based strictly on actual history. Continue

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Maureen Dowd: Mama Hugs Iowa

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In Iraq, Bush's Rent-an-Army

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Chris Hedges: Christianists On the March

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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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