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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

IS THIS THE LAST WORD ON THE "UPCOMING DEPRESSION" IN AMERICA? I HOPE NOT. WHAT A DISMAL THOUGHT, TO SAY THE LEAST...

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Thar She Blows

The Last Hurrah for the Banking System

By Mike Whitney

So, while your bank still has money and can process
your checks, it may be time to pay down debts, pay
quarterly taxes and mortgage payments in advance, and
think of having money outside of banks (gold, foreign
currencies), etc., before your money is inaccessible or
even evaporates! Continue

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Guarantee Healthcare for All

By Malinda Markowitz

The United States spends more than twice as much per
person on healthcare as most other industrialized
countries — but it has plunged to last among those
nations in preventing deaths through timely and
effective medical care. Continue

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Obama Dazzles Old Europe while McCain cries "No Mas"!

By Mike Whitney

Barak Obama proved yesterday why November's presidential
election will end in a 50-state sweep. John McCain has no
chance. It's like George Bush climbing into the ring with Mike
Tyson; one thundering left hook and the Crawford Caligula
would be sprawled across the canvas in a pool of his own blood.
"No mas"! The same fate awaits the crabby senator from
Arizona. Continue

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If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel

By Philip Giraldi

There are a number of possible “false flag” scenarios in which
the Israelis could insert a commando team in the Persian
Gulf or use some of their people inside Iraq to stage an
incident that they will make to look Iranian, either by
employing Iranian weapons or by leaving a communications
footprint that points to Tehran’s involvement. Continue

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Obama, The Prince Of Bait-And-Switch

By John Pilger

John Pilger describes the denigration of the of civilian
casualties in colonial wars, and the anointing of Barack
Obama, as he tours the battlefields, sounding more and
more like George W. Bush. Continue

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Obama's trip to Yad Vashem: What about Wounded Knee?

By Mike Whitney

Obama knows exactly what is going on in the occupied
territories; the boycott, the sanctions, the check-points,
the targeted assassinations, the military incursions,
the arrests, the torture, the daily humiliations. He knows
it all, but he's also shrewd enough to know what it takes to
get elected in the United States. Continue

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RECESSION, YEAR 8

BY TED RALL

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THE CURE FOR HIGH GAS AND FOOD PRICES

BY TED RALL

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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"

4 Minute Video Click to view

(THERE'RE AROUND 15 RECORDED TAPES: CLICK ONANIMAGE TO PLAY EACH TAPE SEPARATELY)

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

THE O'REILLY FACTOR

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NOURIEL ROUBINI SPEAKS: AUTHORITATIVELY & PROFOUNDLY, EXPOSING THE TRUE CRISIS THAT'S HOLDING AMERICA HOSTAGE.

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Roubini: More Than $1 Trillion Needed to Solve Housing Crisis

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How Bad Is It? Some Say Crisis Worst Since Great Depression

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Don't Blame the Shorts! SEC 'Witch Hunt' Misses Real Cause of Market Ills

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Everybody Knows!

By Jim Kirwan

Most Americans still believe that they live in a free country
with laws that govern this society and protect the citizens
from any and all attacks: because to fail to believe in this; is
to be "Un- American" in some way. Continue

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Reality Check

The Democrats Are The Real Problem

By Mike Whitney

If the path to peace requires crushing the Democratic Party
and its blood-thirsty candidates; so be it. The main thing
is to stop the killing. If Obama won't do it; we'll find someone
who will. Continue

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New York Times Op-Ed

Israel Will Attack Iran

By Steven D., Booman Tribune

Yes, you read my title correctly. Today's New York Times
includes an op-ed piece by Benny Morris, a Professor of
Middle Eastern history at Ben Gurion University. He claims
Israel will most certainly attack Iran within the next 4 to
7 months, and if conventional weapons are unsuccessful to
knock out Iran's nuclear program, than Israel will escalate
to the use of nuclear weapons. Continue

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A Government of People, After All

By David Michael Green

No oceans of ink applied to mountains of parchment, and
certainly no new scheme concocted by James Baker and
Warren Christopher, could ever save America’s Congress,
or its press, or its opposition party, or its people, from the
historical stain which has attached to them forever by virtue
of their abdication of responsibility when it came to Iraq.
Continue

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Swan Song for Fannie

Eulogy For The "Ownership Society"

By Mike Whitney

The fact remains that the two biggest mortgage-lenders
in the world are busted and last week's stock sell-off
was tantamount to a run on the country's largest bank.
Paulson's statement was really nothing more than a eulogy
for the mortgage industry; a few heartfelt words over
the rigid corpse of a close friend. Continue

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US Faces Global Funding Crisis, Warns Merrill Lynch

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Merrill Lynch has warned that the United States could face
a foreign "financing crisis" within months as the full
consequences of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage
debacle spread through the world. Continue

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McCain-As-War-Hero Myth

By Ted Rall

When McCain was shot down during his 23rd bombing sortie,
he was happily shooting up a civilian neighborhood in the
middle of a major city. Vietnamese locals beat him when
they pulled him out of a local lake; yeah, that must have
sucked. But I can’t help think of what would have happened
to Mohammed Atta had he somehow wound up alive on a
lower Manhattan street on 9/11. Continue

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Status Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy

By Richard C. Cook

The financial system, including mortgage giants Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac, is bankrupt, as the debts it is based
on cannot be repaid. Continue

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Making Americans Unsafe

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush Regime’s “terrorist” protection schemes have
reached the height of total incompetence and utter
absurdity. Continue

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Obama On The Brink

By Robert Scheer

Just like former maverick John McCain, who has refashioned
himself as a mindless rubber stamp for the most inane policies
of the miserably failed Bush administration. Continue

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Gitmo ‘Justice’ for US Citizens?

By Robert Parry

A conservative-dominated U.S. Appeals Court has opened
the door for President George W. Bush or a successor to
throw American citizens - as well as non-citizens - into a
legal black hole by designating them “enemy combatants,”
even if they have engaged in no violent act and are living
on U.S. soil. Continue

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Torture, and the Strategic Helplessness of the American Psychological Association

By Stephen Soldz, Brad Olson, Steven Reisner, Jean Maria Arrigo, Bryant Welch

Coalition for an Ethical Psychology One prisoner was repeatedly
locked in a fetal position; in a cage too tiny for him to do anything,
other than to lie still in a fetal position. The cage was evidently
designed not only to restrict movement, but also to make breathing
difficult. Continue

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Crystal Ball Gazing: Visualize the Dow at 6,000

By Mike Whitney

Last Wednesday, at an improvised press conference, George Bush
gave what may have been the most comical performance of his
eight year presidency. Looking like the skipper on the flight-deck
of the Hindenburg, Bush tried his best to reassure the public
that "all's well" with the economy and that everyone's deposits
were perfectly safe in the rapidly disintegrating US banking
system. Continue

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The Greatest Threat America Has Ever Faced

The Mother of All Messes

By Paul Craig Roberts

The neoconned Republican Party is the greatest threat
America has ever faced. Let me tell you why. Continued

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The Do-It-Yourself Economy
by: Ellen Goodman, Truthdig.com

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Vicious Ideologue Renews Attack on Social Security
by: Dean Baker, t r u t h o u t Perspective

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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"

4 Minute Video Click to view

(THERE'RE AROUND 15 RECORDED TAPES: CLICK ONAN
IMAGE TO PLAY EACH TAPE SEPARATELY)****************************************************
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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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(FAIR AND BALANCED? YOU BE THE JUDGE...)

THE O'REILLY FACTOR

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

TWO-FACED "WESTERN DEMOCRACIES" ARE SO...SO, HONEST & FORTHRIGHT..AND UPFRONT: YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. REALLY? THAT'S A NEW ONE, EH WHAT...OLE CHAP?

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We, the Salt of the Earth, Take Precedence

By Paul Craig Roberts

The slaughtering of foreigners doesn’t seem to bother
the American public. Americans take it for granted that
Americans are superior and that American purposes,
whatever they be, take precedence over the rights of
other people to life and to a political existence independent
of American hegemony. Continue

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The Shrinking Influence of the US Federal Reserve

By Gabor Steingart in Washington

Humiliation for Mr. Dollar: Ben Bernanke, the chairman
of the United States Federal Reserve Bank, faces a general
investigation by the International Monetary Fund. Just
one more example of the Fed losing its power. Continue

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'The US is Not a Republic Anymore'

An interview with Gore Vidal

by Afshin Rattansi

The president and little Mr. Gonzales who for a few
minutes was his Attorney General. They managed to
get rid of all of the constitutional links that made us
literally a republic. Continue

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Preparing the Battlefield

The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran.

By Seymour M. Hersh

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President
Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against
Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence,
and congressional sources. These operations, for which
the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were
described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are
designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership.
Continue

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America Is the Rogue Nation

By Charley Reese

If you think we or Israel can attack Iran and not expect
retaliation, I'd have to say with regret that you are a
moron. If you think we could easily handle Iran in an
all-out war, I'd have to promote you to idiot. Continue

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This Recession, It's Just Beginning

By Steven Pearlstein

This thing's going down, fast and hard. Corporate
bankruptcies, bond defaults, bank failures, hedge
fund meltdowns and 6 percent unemployment. We're
caught in one of those vicious, downward spirals
that, once it gets going, is very hard to pull out of.
Continue

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House of Cards

You thought the housing crisis was bad? You ain’t
seen nothing yet.

By Danny Schechter

While many eyes are focusing on the housing meltdown
and its hugely negative effect on an economy clearly
moving into recession, few are paying attention to
the next bubble expected to burst: credit cards.
Continue

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A World Of Hurt

Video

Why USA and Israel Will Attack Iran. Continue

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IMF Finally Knocks on Uncle Sam's Door

By David HIrst

The fact that the IMF is knocking on the very doors
of its parents and waving legal papers about who
lost the house, the car and the kids will, if the past
is anything to go by, be buried in the US by pom-pom
waving on CNBC telling all what a great time it is to buy.
Continue

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"We're Entering a Two Economy Society. There is
No Force Opposing Financial Polarization":

Interview with Michael Hudson

By Mike Whitney

As Aristotle said, democracy is the political stage immediately
preceding oligarchy. That's what the economy is now
evolving into. Continue

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The Sub-prime Trump Card

Standing Up To The Banks

By Ellen Brown:

More than 1.5 million homeowners are expected to enter
foreclosure this year, and about half of them are expected
to have their homes repossessed. If the dire consequences
Jefferson warned of 200 years ago have been slow in
coming, it is because they have been concealed by what
erome a Paris calls the Anglo Disease – “the highly unequal
economy whereby the rich and the financial sector . . . capture
most of the income but hide it by providing cheap debt to
the middle classes so that they can continue to spend.”
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Now Comes The Hard Part

By David Michael Green

I have contended for some time that Democrats are going
to have a giant year (or, more precisely, Republicans
are going to be fiercely spanked), all down the ballot,
ranging from dogcatchers up to senators and governors.
I expected that the presidential race might be a bit closer
than those others, but even that may not be true. Continue

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A Glimmer of Light in Television Wasteland

By Mike Whitney

Political junkies don't have to wait for Bill Moyers
Journal on Friday nights anymore to get their fix
of thought-provoking analysis. GRIT TV runs
Monday through Thursdays on Free Speech TV
with a new panel every night covering everything
from the environment, elections, race, gender,
energy, to the economy. Continue

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Credit crunch forcing US middle classes to live in their cars:

As mortgage foreclosures continue to rise, growing
numbers of middle-class professionals are losing their
homes and downsizing from four bedrooms to four wheels.

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Elections, Capitalism, And Democracy

By Charles Sullivan

Because right-wing extremism and corporate fascism
are portrayed in the corporate media as reasonable
centrist positions beneficial to the people—that is
how they are perceived by those who receive their
political education from those sources. Continue

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YOU CAN'T FUEL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME

Liberals dismiss studies that show a link between abortion
and breast cancer, claiming they are biased because the
people promoting the studies are "anti-choice."

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North Korea Smackdown

How the "Dear Leader" Blackmailed Bush

By Mike Whitney

After seven years of nonstop belligerence and saber
rattling, the Bush administration has given North Korea
everything it has demanded. In return, the US
gets nothing. Continue

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It Was Oil, All Along
by: Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, t r u t h o u t Perspective

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Scalia Cites False Information in Habeas Corpus Dissent
by: Marjorie Cohn, t r u t h o u t Perspective

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Barack Care Versus John Care
by: Dean Baker, t r u t h o u t Perspective

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The Obama Agenda
by: Paul Krugman, The New York Times

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If Terrorists Rock the Vote in 2008
by: Frank Rich, The New York Times

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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...!

QUOTE:

George Carlin on "The American Dream"

4 Minute Video Click to view

(THERE'RE AROUND 15 RECORDED TAPES: CLICK ON
AN IMAGE TO PLAY EACH TAPE SEPARATELY)

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QUOTE:

Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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QUOTE:

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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THE O'REILLY FACTOR

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