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Thursday, January 31, 2008

THE BIG "NIGHTMARE": FEAR. OF WHAT, YOU SAY...? DISASTER CAPITALISM? YEAH, AND MUCH MORE...

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Why The Right Loves a Disaster

By Naomi Klein

Over the last four years, I have been researching a
little-explored area of economic history: the way that
crises have paved the way for the march of the right-wing
economic revolution across the globe. A crisis hits,
panic spreads and the ideologues fill the breach,
rapidly reengineering societies in the interests of
large corporate players. It’s a maneuver I call
“disaster capitalism.” Continue

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American Liberty Teetering on Edge of Abyss

By Paul Craig Roberts

“Your papers please” has long been a phrase associated
with Hitler’s Gestapo. People without the Third Reich’s
stamp of approval were hauled off to Nazi Germany’s
version of Halliburton detention centers. Today
Americans are on the verge of being asked for their
papers, although probably without the “please.”
Continue

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The Power of Nightmares

Must See Video Documentary

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better
world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.
The most frightening of these is the threat of an international
terror network. But just as the dreams were not true,
neither are these nightmares. Click to view

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The Great Credit Unwind of '08

By Mike Whitney

The financial system has been handed over to scam-artists
and fraudsters who've created a multi-trillion dollar inverted
pyramid of shaky, hyper-inflated, subprime slop that they've
sold around the world with the tacit support of the ratings
agencies and the US political establishment. (wink, wink)
Now that system is about to collapse and there's nothing that
the Federal Reserve can do to stop the Great Credit Unwind
of '08.Continue

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Traffic Jam On The Highway To Hell

By Sheila Samples

I used to think Americans had been whipped by 9-11
terror confusion into some sort of national stupor. That's
not so. We're trapped in a massive spiritual paralysis.
Normal people are simply not equipped to deal with
remorseless psychopaths. Continue

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An Excess of Civility

By James Rothenberg

The President gave his State of the Union address. It was
a model affair, magnificent in the practiced art of decorum
fitting an advanced nation. A set play in one act. The
stage empty of meaning and mystery. A refined audience
confident of its indispensability, and nothing more. Continue

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America’s Middle Classes Are No Longer Coping

By Robert Reich

The fact is, middle-class families have exhausted the coping
mechanisms they have used for more than three decades
to get by on median wages that are barely higher than
they were in 1970, adjusted for inflation. Male wages
today are in fact lower than they were then. Continue

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Eight More Years?

By Ralph Nader

Bill Clinton’s presidential resume was full of favors for
the rich and powerful. Corporate welfare subsidies,
handouts and giveaways flourished, including
subsidizing the Big Three Auto companies for a
phony research partnership while indicating there
would be no new fuel efficiency regulations while
he was President. Continue

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Which is worse: Regulation or De-Regulation?

By Paul Craig Roberts

Libertarians preach the morality of the market,
and socialists preach the morality of the state.
Those convinced of the market’s morality want
de-regulation; those convinced of the state’s
morality want regulation. In truth, neither
seems to work. Continue

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America's Teetering Banking System "Where Did All Our Deposits Go?"

By Mike Whitney

Why did Bernanke cut rates when he knew it would just
add to the housing woes? Continue

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What A Great Freakin’ War!!

By David Michael GreenFor months – nay, years! – I’ve
been ranting about how screwed up the war in Iraq has
been, and how disastrous have been its consequences.
What a fool I’ve been! In reality, it’s actually turned
out pretty great. Continue

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Dead For Lies

By Cindy Sheehan

It is imperative that BushCo be impeached for past,
present and future high crimes and misdemeanors.
They have not only lied about the reasons for invading
and occupying Iraq, but they have used their war
of terror to redefine and lie about torture and commit
unspeakable crimes against humanity. Continue

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Return to Triangulation

Ambition, Power and the Clintons

By Ralph Nader

For Bill and Hillary Clinton, the ultimate American
dream is eight more years. Yet how do you think they
would react to having dozens of partisans at their
rallies sporting large signs calling for EIGHT MORE YEARS,
EIGHT MORE YEARS? Continue

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At the Edge of the Abyss

By Gary North

All in all, this week was a sign that the economy is headed
toward the falls. Keep close watch on the canoe
100 yards ahead of you. If, without warning, it
disappears, start paddling for the shore. Either
shore. Fast. Continue

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The Profile of a Third World Country

How Bush Destroyed the Dollar

By Paul Craig Roberts

It is difficult to know where Bush has accomplished
the most destruction, the Iraqi economy or the US
economy. Continue

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Chalmers Johnson on the Myth of Free Trade

By Chalmers Johnson

In the 1970s, scared that its position as global hegemon
was being undermined, the United States turned
decisively toward neoliberalism. It ordered the unholy
trinity to bring the developing countries to heel.
Through draconian interventions into the most
intimate details of the lives of their clients, including
birth control, ethnic integration, and gender equality
as well as tariffs, foreign investment, privatization
decisions, national budgets, and intellectual property
protection, the IMF, World Bank, and WTO managed
drastically to slow down economic growth in the Third
World. Continue

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Don't Be Fooled By The Myth of John McCain

By Johann Hari

Right up to his twenties, he remained a strikingly violent
man, "ready to fight at the drop of a hat", according to
his biographer Robert Timberg. This rage seems to be
at the core of his personality: describing his own childhood,
McCain has written: "At the smallest provocation I
would go off into a mad frenzy, and then suddenly
crash to the floor unconscious. When I got angry I held
my breath until I blacked out." Continue

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A WORLD OF INCIDENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
TRULY AMAZING...! AND IT'S UPDATED EVERY
360 SECONDS, I'VE BEEN TOLD. A REALLY
PLEASANT TREAT AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY.
TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY NOVELIST F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

BETTER CONTACT THE LITTLE "DUTCH BOY": WE NEED HIS THUMB TO PLUG THE HOLE IN THE ECONOMIC DIKE. THE "PLUNGE" PLUMBERS ARE ON THE WAY WITH REBATES...!

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Hard Times A-Coming

The Bush Dollar Trap

By Dave Lindorff

The first government response to America's sinking
economy was denial. We were told as recently as a
month ago by administration officials and Wall Street
charlatans that the economy was robust and that
there would not be a recession. Now we are told
that the economy is in trouble, but that the government
is taking decisive action to shore it up. Continue

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North-American Montetary Integration: Here Comes the Amero

By Andrew G. Marshall

The introduction of the Amero is an integral aspect
of the process of creating a North American Union,
much like the European Union. This process is being
undertaken through the implementation of the Security
and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP),
which was signed by the leaders of the three North
American governments in March of 2005. Continue

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A Recession, If It Comes, Could Be Worse Than Those of Recent Past

By JUSTIN LAHART

The U.S. has suffered recessions only twice in the past
quarter century, and both were short and mild. But
there are good reasons to fear that the looming recession,
if it arrives, could be worse. Continue

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Is This The Big One?

By Mike Whitney

On Monday, fears of a US recession spilled over into
Asian markets sending stocks tumbling. Indexes were
hammered across the board in what turned out to be
the worst day of trading since 2001. Continue

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A Stimulus to What?

Delusions Prevail in Washington

By Paul Craig Roberts

US job growth in the 21st century has been confined
to low-pay domestic services. During 2007,
waitresses and bartenders, health care and social
assistance, and wholesale and retail trade,
transportation and utilities accounted for 91%
of new private sector jobs.Continue

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Dr. King's Prophetic Call to Conscience and Action Today

By Marian Wright Edelman

With the economy slipping into recession and more
than 160,000 American fighting men and women
in Iraq combat zones and no end to the war in sight,
these are trying times for our nation. Unemployment,
underemployment and poverty are afflicting more
and more American families who face rising costs
or food, health care, gas, heating oil and other
expenses. Continue

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Good Jobs Are Where the Money Is

By Bob Herbert

Big business and the federal government have worked
hand in hand to squeeze the daylights out of working
people, stripping them (in an era of downsizing and
globalization) of much of their bargaining power while
ferociously pursuing fiscal policies that radically
favored the privileged few. Continue

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A Time to Break Silence

By Rev. Martin Luther King

By 1967, King had become the country's most
prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, and a
staunch critic of overall U.S. foreign policy, which
he deemed militaristic. In his "Beyond Vietnam"
speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church
on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he
was murdered -- King called the United States
"the greatest purveyor of violence in the world
today." Continue

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Bush's “Stimulus” Cash Giveaway; “Gentlemen, Start The Helicopters”

By Mike Whitney

The White House is now in full-panic mode. In fact,
the falling stock market has the administration so
worried that Bush will deliver a speech later today that
will lay out the details of a “stimulus package” designed
to rev-up flagging consumer spending. Continue

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George of Arabia: Better Kiss Your Abe ‘Goodbye’

By Greg Palast

Bend over, pull out your wallet and kiss your Abe
‘goodbye.’ The Lincolns have got to go - and so do
the Hamiltons and Jacksons. Those bills in your
billfold aren’t yours anymore. The landlords of our
currency - Citibank, the national treasury of China
and the House of Saud - are foreclosing and evicting
all Americans from the US economy. Continue

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This “Brutal World”

By Paul Craig Roberts

How did Western Civilization get a monopoly on
“moral conscience” when it has no morality? Continue

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Going Bankrupt

By Chalmers Johnson

Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to
the American Republic. Continue

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Worries That the Good Times Were Mostly a Mirage

By DAVID LEONHARDT

The recent financial turmoil has many causes, but they
are tied to a basic fear that some of the economic successes
of the last generation may yet turn out to be a mirage.
That helps explain why problems in the American
subprime mortgage market could have spread so quickly
through the world’s financial system. Continue

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A WORLD OF INCIDENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
TRULY AMAZING...! AND IT'S UPDATED EVERY
360 SECONDS, I'VE BEEN TOLD. A REALLY
PLEASANTTREAT AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY.
TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY NOVELIST F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
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Monday, January 14, 2008

CARE FOR BREAD AND WATER, ANYONE...? AMERICA'S ON THE BRINK OF A WHAT? A RECESSION, YOU SAY... OKAY, SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. I'LL TAKE A COUPLE OF SLICES.

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Bernanke Finds his Voice

By Mike Whitney

On Thursday, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke gave
the keynote address on the state of the economy
and financial markets at a luncheon in Washington,
DC. The tone of the speech was decidedly somber
and could have easily been accompanied by a
funereal dirge and 8 black-suited pall bearers.
Continue

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Bush's Voodoo Stimulus Package: $250 "Freebie" For Every Taxpayer

By Mike Whitney

In the next couple of weeks, George Bush will prove
that the last 30 years of supply side, free market economics
was nothing more than a overripe pile of horse manure. In
fact, right now, the B-52s are being loaded with pallets-full
of freshly-minted hundred dollar bills which will be air-dropped
“from sea to shining sea” as soon as King George gives the
nod. Think I'm crazy? Continue

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Paul Krugman: Responding to Recession

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The New York Times: The Candidates Discover the Economy

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Ira Chernus: Is Religiona Threat to Democracy?

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Dean Baker CEO Pay: Money for Nothing?

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM


BY ANN COULTER

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THE POLITICS OF DOPES

BY TED RALL

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Subprime Nation

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Since it began to give credit ratings to nations in 1917,
Moody's has rated the United States triple-A. U.S.
Treasury bonds have been seen as the most secure
investment on earth. When crises erupt, nervous
money seeks out the world's great safe harbor, the
United States. That reputation is now in peril.
Continue

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Stress...

By Layla Anwar

Stress is when you have been no with water and no
electricity for over 5 years. That is stress. Stress is
when you have no job because some fucking backward
retard came and occupied your country, pillaged it
and stripped you of your livelihood. That is stress.
Continue

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Layla Anwar: Indicting the Reader

By Garda Ghista

Layla Anwar wants desperately for us, the reader,
the American, and whoever else collaborates with
us, to grasp the horror that is Iraq. Continue

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A WORLD OF INCIDENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
TRULY AMAZING...! AND IT'S UPDATED EVERY
360 SECONDS, I'VE BEEN TOLD. A REALLY PLEASANT
TREAT AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY.
TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.

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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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Saturday, January 12, 2008

"OH WHEN THE SAINTS, COME MARCHING IN...!" SAINTS...? ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES IS MORE LIKE IT, MY FRIEND.

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The Winning Ticket: Hillary and Diebold in 2008

By Mike Whitney

Something doesn't ring true about Hillary's “upset”
victory in the New Hampshire primary. It just
doesn't pass the smell test. Continue

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WARNING: THIS ARTICLE IS PROVOCATIVE AND
MAY OFFEND YOUR SENSIBILTIES, BELIEFS, YOU
(PERSONALLY), ETC., BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
AFOREMENTIONED. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS TO
BE AN HONEST OUTPOURING OF THOUGHTS AND
FEELINGS. BUT IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE; ESPECIALLY
MINORS OR ANYONE WHOSE THE LEAST BIT
OFFENDED IN ANY WAY BY OTHER PEOPLES
THOUGHTS (FREE SPEECH); HENCE, PLEASE DON'T
READ THE ARTICLE IF YOU'RE A PERSON WHO'S
EASILY OFFENDED, OR A MINOR.

Straight Talk

By Layla Anwar

Americans still pretend they brought Democracy to
Iraq. Keep on deluding yourselves folks. Had I been
in charge of your Education, I would grant you free
PHD’s in Deceit, Duplicity and Denial. Continue

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Judge Napolitano on Lincoln

By Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The next time you see Lincoln’s portrait on a five-dollar
bill, the judge concludes, "remember how many civil
liberties he took away from you." Continue

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Why Socialism?

By Albert Einstein

The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists
today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We
see before us a huge community of producers the
members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive
each other of the fruits of their collective labor—not by
force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with
legally established rules. Continue

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The Deflation Time-bomb

By Mike Whitney

We are to about see how much George Bush really
believes the “supply side” mumbo-jumbo he's been
spouting for the last 7 years. Last week's Labor
Department report confirmed that unemployment is
on the rise (5%) and that corrective action will be
required to avoid a long and painful recession. Continue

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The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

By Bill Moyers

Host Bill Moyers exposes the inner workings of
the secret government. Though originally broadcast
in 1987, it is even more relevant today. Interviews
with respected, top military, intelligence, and
government insiders reveal both the history and
secret objectives. Continue

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This System’s Achilles’ Heel

By Malcolm Martin

The fact is that the story of the United States of
America is bound up in the birth and rise of capitalism,
and the nation’s present descent into dictatorship is
part of the same economic system’s decline and
inevitable death. Continue

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The Expanding Police State

Operation Falcon Raid

By Mike Whitney

There's only one way to make sure that the
machinery of state-terror is operating at
maximum efficiency; flip on the switch and
let er rip. That was thinking behind the massive
roundup of 10,000 American citizens in what
was aptly-christened Operation Falcon.
Continue

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On Rejecting "The System"

By Emily Spence

'The number of billionaires around the world
rose by 102 to a record 793... and their combined
wealth grew 18 percent to $2.6 trillion, according
to "Forbes" magazine's 2006 rankings of the world's
richest people [5].' In addition, their group has
been expanding steadily. All the while they, also,
command vast stores of resources (obtained
through their purchasing power), manipulate their
governments (through lobbies and other means)
and control others (via military might and other
kinds) to keep everything solidly behind their acts
of racking in ever more dollars and possessions,
including huge tracts of land and factories, for
themselves. Continue

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No Escape from War and Unemployment

By Paul Craig Roberts

New Hampshire voters have chosen warmonger
clones of Bush/Cheney for their party’s presidential
candidates. The only candidates not in Israel’s pocket
are Kucinich, Paul, and Gravel, who have no chance
for their party’s nomination. Continue

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Bush Convenes Plunge Protection Team

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor

Bears beware. The New Deal of 2008 is in the works.
The US Treasury is about to shower households with
rebate cheques to head off a full-blown slump, and save
the Bush presidency. On Friday, Mr Bush convened the
so-called Plunge Protection Team for its first known
meeting in the Oval Office. Continue

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No Jobs for the New Economy or the Old

By Paul Craig Roberts

If December is a harbinger of the new year, it is
going to be a bad one. The past year, hailed by
Republican propagandists and “free trade”
economists as proof of globalism’s benefit to
Americans, was dismal. Continue

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Super-Imperialism

The Economic Strategy of American Empire.

Interview with financial economist and historian,
Dr. Michael Hudson. Continue

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IDIOTS (HEART) HUCKABEE

BY TED RALL

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A WORLD OF INCIDENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
TRULY AMAZING...! AND IT'S UPDATED EVERY
360 SECONDS, I'VE BEEN TOLD. A REALLY PLEASANT
TREAT AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY.
TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.

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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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Monday, January 07, 2008

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF WHAT...? HAPPINESS, YOU SAY? GIVE ME A BREAK...

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Education is Ignorance

Noam Chomsky

Mass education was designed to turn independent farmers
into docile, passive tools of production. That was its
primary purpose. And don't think people didn't know it.
They knew it and they fought against it. Continue

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Social Repression and Internet Surveillance

H. Res. 1695, 1955 & S.1959

By Nikki Alexander

If current employees of the Federal Government are
not happy with the laws that govern this country and
would prefer to live under totalitarian regimes they
are free to exit and live elsewhere. They are not free
to pervert our laws to conform with their own personal
belief systems and ideologically based values. Continue

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Extinguishing Liberty’s Light and Independent Views

Thinking For Yourself Is Now A Crime

By Paul Craig Roberts

What was the greatest failure of 2007? President Bush’s
“surge” in Iraq? The decline in the value of the US dollar?
Subprime mortgages? No. The greatest failure of 2007
was the newly sworn in Democratic Congress. Continue

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Why I Believe Bush Must Go

Nixon Was Bad. These Guys Are Worse

By George McGovern

As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney
administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded
that the only honorable course for me is to urge the
impeachment of the president and the vice president.
Continue

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Sibel Edmonds, Turkey and the Bomb

A Real 9/11 Cover-Up?

By DAVE LINDORFF

If a new article just published Saturday in the Times of
London based upon information provided by US
government whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old
former Turkish language translator for the FBI,
we have not only solid evidence of prior knowledge of
9-11 by high up US government officials, but evidence
of treasonous activity by many of those same officials
involving efforts to provide US nuclear secrets to
America's enemies, even including Al Qaeda. Continue

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Nukes, Spooks, and the Specter of 9/11

By Justin Raimondo

We're in big trouble if even half of what Sibel Edmonds
says is true... Continue

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Chalmers Johnson: Imperialist Propaganda

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Paul Krugman: From Hype to Fear

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Frank Rich: They Didn't StopThinking About Tomorrow

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Barack Obama: Our Time for Change Has Come

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A WORLD OF INCIDENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
TRULY AMAZING...! AND IT'S UPDATED EVERY
360 SECONDS, I'VE BEEN TOLD. A REALLY
PLEASANT TREAT AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY.
TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.
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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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Thursday, January 03, 2008

AMERICA...! THE LAND OF LIBERTY: RIGHT? WELL, IF YOU SAY SO...

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An Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove
How American Democracy Relies on Fascism

By Ted Rall

What would you do if you learned that Bush Administration
officials wanted to round up thousands of Americans and
throw them into concentration camps? Continue

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Paul Craig Roberts: Criminals With Badges:

Take heed, ye red-blooded American males. The police are
operating a new sting designed to destroy your life

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National Assembly Address

By Fidel Castro

Nearly 50 years since the triumph of the Revolution, we
can justifiably feel proud of ourselves, as we have held our
ground, for almost half a century, in the struggle against
the most powerful empire ever to exist in history. Continue

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Welcome to Third World, U.S.A.

By Arthur Donner & Doug Peters

The United Nations publishes a Human Development Index
that ranks countries in terms of life expectancy, literacy,
education and standard of living. The latest published
data were based on 2005 statistics. The U.S., despite its
vast wealth and power, placed only in the 12th position
among industrial countries. The top four countries were
Iceland, Norway, Australia and Canada. Continue

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Now We Are Human Commodities

By Chris Maser


We are today so ensnared in the process of selling and
buying things in the market place, that we cannot imagine
human life being otherwise. Even our notion of well-being
and of despair are wedded to the flow and ebb of the
markets. Why is this so much a part of our lives? Continue

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You’re Damn Right I’m Angry. Why Isn’t Everybody?

By David Michael Green

What an unbelievable record of deceit, destruction,
hypocrisy, incompetence, treason and greed. What a
tragic tale of debt, lost wars, stolen elections, environmental
crises, Constitution shredding, national shame and diminished
security. Continue

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Vermont town seeks Bush, Cheney arrests :

President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid
left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him
subject to arrest for war crimes.

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Creeping Fascism: History's Lessons

By Ray McGovern

Let’s set the stage first by recapping some of what has
been going on that may have resonance for readers familiar
with the Nazi ascendancy, noting how “odd” it is that
the frontal attack on our Constitutional rights is met
with such “calm, superior indifference.” Continue

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Get Real, Americans!

You have been ripped off! By Mary Pitt Our nation, which
spends more for health care than any other only rankS
45th in the quality of care. Those who can afford it have
access to the most modern technology and life-saving
procedures where those who cannot are left with medical
care that is reminiscent of the nineteenth century. Continue

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What Does Freedom Really Mean?

By Ron Paul

Few Americans understand that all government action
is inherently coercive. If nothing else, government action
requires taxes. If taxes were freely paid, they wouldn’t
be called taxes, they’d be called donations. If we intend
to use the word freedom in an honest way, we should have
the simple integrity to give it real meaning: Freedom is
living without government coercion. So when a politician
talks about freedom for this group or that, ask yourself
whether he is advocating more government action or
less. Continue

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The Freedom To Starve
Why the Left Should Reject Ron Paul

By Sherry Wolf

"POLITICS, LIKE nature, abhors a vacuum," goes
the revamped aphorism. Republican presidential
candidate Ron Paul's surprising stature among a small
but vocal layer of antiwar activists and leftist bloggers
appears to bear this out. Continue

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What's on our Holiday Table

By Cindy Sheehan

So many families marked 2007 as the year that
their families were destroyed by the Bush-Pelosi
pas de deux of violence and pain. Continue

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America on Steroids

A Bill Moyers

EssayIn our drugged state, we cheer the winners
in the game of wealth, the billionaires who benefit
from a skewed financial system -- the losers, we
kick down the stairs. We open fire hoses of cash into
our political system in the name of "free speech.
Continue

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Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950

By TIM WEINER

A newly declassified document shows that J. Edgar
Hoover, the longtime director of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus
and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected
of disloyalty. Continue

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Your Future As A Sharecropper
Death Of The US Dollar

This is a must watch Aljazeera Video

Paul Craig Roberts and others talks about the ill health
and possible demise of the dollar. Click to view

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The Butcher's Apron

By Mike Whitney

Why do we keep throwing billions of dollars down a
black hole just to maintain this pathetic charade
that fools no one? Why not just load up the boxcars
with pallets of crisp-new hundred dollar bills and
ship them off to Crawford where they end up anyway.
Let Bush worry about how to distribute the loot.
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9/11 Truth Manifesto

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

We confront more than power elites. There is
psychological resistance of millions of Americans
to painful 9/11 truth – a shameful, “unthinkable”
truth about their elected government. Continue

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One in Five Americans Must Borrow to Heat Homes This Winter:

For perhaps as many as 27 million American adults,
eeping warm this winter will mean borrowing money
and 20 million will use credit cards to be able to afford
their heating bills, according to a CreditCards.com poll.

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The US Dollar: The Long Farewell?

By Gwynne Dyer

As the U.S. dollar fell in value, the price of oil (which
is usually calculated in dollars) rose to compensate
for it, but there was no comparable adjustment for
foreign central banks that had huge amounts of
U.S. dollars in their reserves. China, which was
sitting on about a trillion U.S. dollars, simply lost
several hundred billion as the currency's value fell.
o various central banks started wondering if they
should diversify their reserves, and some acted
on it. Continue


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Did Bush Watch the Torture Tapes?

By Scott Horton

The Times (London) Washington correspondent, Sarah Baxter,
reporting with a summary of the developments in the case
involving the CIA’s destruction of recordings of the treatment
of Abu Zabaydah, points to the growing belief in Washington
that President Bush viewed the torture tapes. Continue

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Michael Moore: Who Is the Best DemocraticCandidate on the Issues?

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Paul Krugman: The Great Divide

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Peter S. Goodman The Free Market:A False Idol After All?

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The New York Times: Looking at America

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A WORLD OF INCIDENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
TRULY AMAZING...! AND IT'S UPDATED EVERY
360 SECONDS, I'VE BEEN TOLD. A REALLY
PLEASANT TREAT AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY.
TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.

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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