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Thursday, June 05, 2008

MIKE WHITNEY IS AT IT AGAIN, TELLING IT LIKE IT IS...

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Kunstler: "The Remorseless Algebra of a Deflationary Death Spiral"

By Mike Whitney

Look around. The evidence of a withering economy is everywhere.
In "good times" consumers shun the canned meat aisle
altogether, but no more. Today, Spam sales are soaring;
grocery stores can't keep it on the shelves. Everyone is
looking for cheaper ways to feed their families. Continue

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Indefensible Spending

By Robert Scheer

You wouldn’t know it from the most-exhausting-ever
presidential primary campaigns, but the 2009 defense
budget commits the United States to spending more
(again, in real dollars) to defeat a ragtag band of terrorists
than it spent at the height of the Cold War fighting the
Soviet superpower and what we alleged were its surrogates
in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Continue

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Tutu's Trip to Gaza Censored by the US Media

By Mike Whitney

Tutu went to Gaza for peace and not one newspaper
in the United States covered the story. Apparently,
the "culture of impunity" extends to America's media
as well as the Israeli leaders who killed the 18 Palestinians
at Beit Hanoun. Continue

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Justice?

Monica Benderman

Michael stands to go to trial this week, but Michael
should not be standing alone. Every citizen who has
not yet stood to see that justice is served in the name
of peace shall bear responsibility for what we all are
about to receive. Continue

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Kill Them! We Are Going to Wipe Them Out!

Presidential Bloodlust

By Tom Engelhardt

According to Sanchez, Powell was talking tough that day:
"We've got to smash somebody's ass quickly," the
general reports him saying. "There has to be a total
victory somewhere. We must have a brute demonstration
of power." Continue

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Candidate McCain: A Risky Choice

By Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay

The American political process, especially at the presidential
level, is inhuman and inefficient. It is a gruesome meat
grinder where candidates have to campaign for months
in primaries or caucuses in all 50 states, raise tens of millions
dollars and see their private lives exposed and criticized.
With such a system, it is no wonder that few Americans
with high intellect and character are willing to submit
themselves to such an ordeal. Continue

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Bernanke's Speech: "It's all China's Fault. Really"

By Mike Whitney

Thanks to the Fed's ham-fisted monetary policies, a
Force-5 economic hurricane is presently looming right
offshore and there's nothing Bernanke or Paulson can
do to stop it from touching down. If Bernanke cuts rates;
commodities (and oil) will skyrocket and foreign investors
will ditch the dollar. If he raises rates, banks will fail and
the housing crash will accelerate. There are no good
options. Continue

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War Criminals Must Fear Punishment.

That's why I went for John Bolton

By George Monbiot

As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains
unprosecuted, we all have a duty to keep the truth
alive. Continue

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Obama Confronts Lieberman on McCain Advocacy, Tone, on Senate Floor

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What Makes McCain Tick?

by: Robert Scheer, Truthdig

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY NOVELIST F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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

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