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Saturday, August 01, 2009

WE'RE ON THE BRINK... OF WHAT? A 2009 DEPRESSION, THAT'S WHAT. NO WAY, JOSE.

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Crunch Time

By Mike Whitney

The impending global recession has nothing to do
with crafty mortgage lenders, opportunistic loan
applicants, dodgy rating agencies, or crooked home
appraisers. That's like blaming Lindy England for
Abu Ghraib. The source of the troubles is the Federal
Reserve and monetary policies that are designed
to rob people of their life savings. Continue

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The Bastards Never Die

By Joe Bageant

Abe Lincoln feared the large corporations born of
business profiteering during the U.S. Civil War --
the military industrial complex of the day -- easily
constituted the greatest threat to the American
republic. Continue

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I Smell a Clinton Coup Brewing

By JB Williams

The fact that millions of Democrat voters were intentionally
disenfranchised by their own party in the primaries
leaves the chosen one the prime target of too many
in-house enemies. And nobody in American politics is
better at organizing, mobilizing and exploiting in-house
enemies than the Clintons. Continue

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Skip the Happy Talk

This Depression Is Just Beginning

By Mike Whitney

How many hundreds of banks are being kept on life-support
because the FDIC is down to its last few farthings and
doesn't want to ignite a panic? Continue

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Is Hillary Going For The Kill At The Denver Convention?

By Alan Hart


According to conventional wisdom Barak Obama agreed,
for the sake of party unity, that Hillary Clinton should
be “put into nomination” at the Denver Convention, on
the understanding that when nominated, and before
the first roll call, she would release her delegates to him
and urge them to vote for him. That, apparently, is how
it’s supposed to happen next Tuesday evening. But is
that the way it will happen? Continue

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Go On, Admit It You Really Don’t Like The Police, Either

By Ted Rall

Race long has been a classic predictor of attitudes
toward the police. But high-profile cases of police
brutality, coupled with over-the-top security measures
taken since 9/11 that targeted whites as well as blacks,
have helped bring the races together in their contempt
for the police. In 1969, the Harris poll found that only
19 percent of whites thought cops discriminated against
blacks. Now, 54 percent of whites think so. Continue

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McCain's Neocon Warmonger

And none dare call it treason.

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Who is Randy Scheunemann? He is the principal foreign
policy adviser to John McCain and potential successor
to Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski as national
security adviser to the president of the United States.
But Randy Scheunemann has another identity, another
role. He is a dual loyalist, a foreign agent whose
assignment is to get America committed to spilling the
blood of her sons for client regimes who have made
this moral mercenary a rich man. Continue

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Legislators For Sale

Must Watch - By Keith Olbermann

Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats in Congress
are failing to represent their constituents in the
health care fight. Continue

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The Great Consumer Crash of 2009

By James Quinn

For the last seven years the American consumer has
carried the weight of the world on its shoulders. This
has been a heavy burden, but when you take steroids
it doesn’t seem so heavy. The steroid of choice for
the American consumer has been debt. We have
utilized home equity loans, cash out refinancing,
credit card debt, and auto loans to live above our
means. It has been a fun ride, but the ride is over.
We can’t get steroids from our dealer (banks)
anymore. Continue

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So Much for the Promised Land

By Chris Hedges

Elite African-American figures, Baker argues,
long ago placed personal gain and career advancement
over the interests of the black majority. They
espouse positions that are palatable to a white
audience, positions which ignore the radicalism
and structural critiques of inequality by
W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr. and
Malcolm X. And in a time when, as the poet
Yusef Komunyakaa has said, “the cell block
has replaced the auction block,” they do not
express the rage, frustration and despair of the
black underclass. Continue

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John McCain Discovers America

By David Michael Green

Our economy is in shambles, though the president
insists that the ‘fundamentals’ are just fine, and
McCain’s former chief economic advisor, Phil
Gramm, told Americans that there was no real
recession going on and they should just stop
whining about it. Continue

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Nuclear Chicken in Poland

Putin Can't Afford to Back Down

By Mike Whitney

The last thing Putin wants is a nuclear standoff with
the United States. But he will not shirk from his
responsibilities either. If the Missile Defense system
is deployed, Putin will be forced to raise the stakes
and send warplanes over the construction site. That
is the logical first-step that any responsible leader
would take before removing the site altogether.
Continue

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Is McCain Another George W. Bush?

by: Jack Cafferty

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A TRIBUTE TO "GEORGE CARLIN" AN AMERICAN
ICON: A TRUE "IDOL" IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN
FOR MILLIONS OF "CRITICAL THINKING" FUCKING
AMERICANS...!

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George Carlin on "The American Dream"

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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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(FAIR AND BALANCED? YOU BE THE JUDGE...)

THE O'REILLY FACTOR

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