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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A PROFOUND AND STIRRING ESSAY BY MANUEL VALENZUELA, AND IT HURTS, LET ME TELL YAH: THE TRUTH THAT IS...

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Crusade of Surge and Siege

Homeland Born and Bred

By Manuel Valenzuela

What patriots used to call the United States of
America, now named, simply, and appropriately,
Amerika, a place where corporations enjoy more
rights and protections than the People, where
corporations – through their products and
policies – help kill hundreds of thousands of
human beings every year in the name of profit
over people. Continue

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Paying Insurgents Not to Fight

By Paul Craig Roberts

It is impossible to keep up with all the Bush regime’s
lies. There are simply too many. Among the recent
crop, one of the biggest is that the “surge” is working.
Continue

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Time to Retire America's Failed Cuba Policy

By Sarah Stephens

Fidel Castro has announced his retirement. He will be
replaced in a peaceful succession, without the violent
upheaval that U.S. policy makers have been predicting
since the 1960s. Continue

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Slouching Towards Petroeurostan

By Pepe Escobar

It was a discreet, almost hush hush affair, but after
almost three years of stalling and endless delays, it
finally happened. Now more than ever, it may also
signal a true geoeconomic earthquake – way beyond
a potentially shattering blow to US dollar hegemony.
Continue

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What Do We Stand For?

By Paul Craig Roberts

Do we Americans have any honor, any humanity,
any integrity, any awareness of the crimes our
government is committing in our name? Do we
have a moral conscience? Continue

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The Dumbing Of America

Call Me a Snob, but Really, We're a Nation of Dunces

By Susan Jacoby

This is the last subject that any candidate would
dare raise on the long and winding road to the
White House. It is almost impossible to talk about
the manner in which public ignorance contributes
to grave national problems without being labeled
an "elitist," one of the most powerful pejoratives
that can be applied to anyone aspiring to high office.
Continue

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"The Dirty Little Secret Everyone In Washington Knows."

10 Minute Video

David Walker, comptroller general of the U.S.,
totaled up our government's income, liabilities and
uture obligations. He concluded the numbers don't
add up. 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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Monday, February 18, 2008

"WAR MADE EASY": OR IS THAT SIMPLE; LIKE IN, "MAKING WAR FOR DUMBBELLS." TAKE A LOOK INSIDE, YOU JUST MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING: THE TRUTH, UNFORTUNATELY.

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War Made Easy

Video

War Made Easy exposes a 50-year pattern of government
deception and media spin that has dragged the United
States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.
Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes
remarkable archival footage of official distortion and
exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing
in stunning detail how the American news media have
uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of
successive presidential administrations. Click to view

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Bernanke's State of the Economy Speech:

"You are all Dead Ducks"

By Mike Whitney

Even veteran Fed-watchers were caught off-guard
by Chairman Bernanke's performance before the
Senate Banking Committee on Thursday. Bernanke
was expected to make routine comments on the
state of the economy but, instead, delivered a 45
minute sermon detailing the afflictions of the
foundering financial system. The Senate chamber
was stone-silent throughout. The gravity of the
situation is finally beginning to sink in. Continue

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Paulson's Wild Ride On The Hindenburg

"The Worst Has Just Begun"

By Mike Whitney

It's a good thing Hank Paulson wasn't around in
1929 or we'd all be hawking apples on a street-corner.
Continue

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Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

A Must Watch Video Documentary

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? Click to view

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Deputies Throw Paralyzed Man From His Wheelchair

Video

Hillsborough deputies dump, a quadriplegic man,
out of his wheelchair. Click to view

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This is What A Police State Looks LikeVideoClick to view

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Depression Risk Might Force U.S. To Buy Assets

By John Parry

Fear that a hobbled banking sector may set off another
Great Depression could force the U.S. government
and Federal Reserve to take the unprecedented step
of buying a broad range of assets, including stocks,
according to one of the most bearish market analysts.
Continue

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Real ID Act a Real Intrusion On Rights, Privacy

By Bob Barr

If, as proposed in the law, a person must have a
Real ID Act-compliant card in order to access a
federal building, access any regulated or interstate
mode of transportation, or obtain any federal benefit,
then we have surrendered to the federal government
(that is, federal bureaucrats) the power to deny
citizens all manner of activities guaranteed in the
Bill of Rights. Continue

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Mr. Bush You Are A Fascist

Video

Keith Olbermann Special Comment. Click to view

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The Terrorists Still at Ground Zero

By Alexander Cockburn

On January 10 Moody's, in concert with the other
main bond rating firm, Standard and Poor's,
gave the United States its top AAA credit rating.
The terrorist blackmail threat came in the form
of a demand by Moody's that the U.S. government
"reform" Social Security and Medicare: "In the
very long term, the rating could come under
pressure if reform of Medicare and Social Security
is not carried out as these two programs are the
largest threats to the long-term financial health
of the United States and to the government's
Aaa rating." Continue

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If Only Saddam Had Injected HGH

By Scott Ritter

That Congress puts the so-called integrity of a
game ahead of its own Constitutional mandate of
oversight of legitimate governance is a travesty.
That this travesty is carried out in the face of a
pledge by a Democratic-controlled Congress to
effectively and responsibly carry out its duty to
investigate how and why our nation went to war
with Iraq is not only incomprehensible, but
reprehensible. Continue

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Patricia Cohen Dumb and Dumber:Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge?

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Keith Olbermann: Special Comment on FISA "Veto"

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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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Sunday, February 03, 2008

WELCOME TO THE NEW PENTAX K10D: THE K20D. WHAT A DELIGHTFUL UPGRADE! SEE FOR YOURSELF...

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THE NEW PENTAX K20D IS A SWEET MACHINE, THAT'S FOR SURE.

I'm still in love with my Pentax K10D, and that's a fact. But if I had
the money, I'd certainly place an order for this marvelous upgrade:
the K20D. Pentax has done it again! Once you see the improvements,
I think you'll agree. How sweet it is... Take a look for yourself.

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CHECK OUT THE PENTAX K20D ON YouTube...!

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Mukasey's Radical Worldview Is Now The Norm

By Glenn Greenwald

Mukasey explicitly embraces the most extreme theories
of presidential omnipotence and lawlessness and displays
as much Cheney-ite contempt for the notion of Congressional
oversight as the Vice President himself. He repeatedly
endorsed patently illegal behavior -- including torture -- and
refused even to pretend that he cared what the Senate
thought about any of it. 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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In Opposition To The Protect America Act

By Rep. Ron Paul, M.D.

The mis-named Protect America Act allows the US
government to monitor telephone calls and other
electronic communications of American citizens
without a warrant. This clearly violates the Fourth
Amendment the US Constitution. Continue

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John McCain is Dr. Strangelove

1 Minute Video By Robert Greenwald
"There will be other wars" Click to view

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The Evolution of Evil

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

Activists and dissidents should understand
that evil forces and tyrannical governments
have evolved. Just as human knowledge and
science expand, so do the strategies and instruments
used by rulers, elites and plutocrats. By learning
from history and using new technology they
have smarter tools of tyranny. Continue

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American Justice - To the Dark Side

We are all torturers now4 Minute VideoThis is the
America that our leaders want us to be proud of?
This is the America we have built. This is who we are.
Continue

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Hot Democratic Properties

By Alexander Cockburn

From Hillary's Whitewater Deal to Bill's Uranium
Mine to Obama's Ba'athist Ties. Continue

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Hacking Democracy

Video

This documentary exposes the vulnerability of
computers - which count approximately 80% of
America's votes in county, state and federal
elections - suggesting that if our votes aren't safe,
then our democracy isn't safe either. Click to view

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Frank Rich: Ask Not What JFK Can Do for Obama

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Keith Olbermann: Special Comment Regarding FISA

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Bob Herbert: Lowering the Volume

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Richard A. Clarke: Setting a Standard in Fear-Mongering

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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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QUOTE:

Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

*******************************************************
QUOTE:

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NOVELIST F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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QUOTE:

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

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