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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WHO ENDORSES "BARACK OBAMA" AND WHY? TAKE A HEALTHY LOOK, IT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU, MY FRIENDS...

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Sunday editorial: Barack Obama for president

BY EDITORIAL BOARD

Nine Days before the Feb. 5 presidential primaries in Missouri and
Illinois, this editorial page endorsed Barack Obama and John McCain
in their respective races.

We did so enthusiastically. We wrote that either Mr. Obama’s
message of hope or Mr. McCain’s independence and integrity
offered America “the chance to turn the page on 28 years of
contentious, greed-driven politics and move into a new era of
possibility.”

Over the past nine months, Mr. Obama, the junior senator from
Illinois, has emerged as the only truly transformative candidate
in the race. In the crucible that is a presidential campaign, his
intellect, his temperament and equanimity under pressure
consistently have been impressive. He has surrounded himself
with smart, capable advisers who have helped him refine
thorough, nuanced policy positions.

In a word, Mr. Obama has been presidential.


St. Louis Dispatch
http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/the-platform/campaign-
2008/2008/10/sunday-editorial-barack-obama-for-president/

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The “Dirty Little Secret” Of the US Bank Bailout

By Barry Grey

In an unusually frank article published in Saturday's
New York Times, the newspaper's economic columnist,
Joe Nocera, reveals what he calls "the dirty little secret
of the banking industry"--namely, that "it has no intention
of using the [government bailout] money to make new
loans." Continue

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My Assessment of American Politics Today

By Joe Deane

I submit to you the choice is profound: Obama gives us
a continuation of the imperialist, hegemonic, corporate
republic that has made life for so many of us very comfortable
(and for many millions misery). McCain offers us the end
of modern enlightenment politics and the establishment of
a fascist state; and, ultimately, our own destruction.
Continue

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American Hegemony Bites The Dust

The Defanging of America: Reality-Based Community
Overthrows History’s Actors

By Paul Craig Roberts

The American neoconservatives are the heirs of
Leon Trotsky. Their dream of American “Full Spectrum
Dominance”--US military and economic superiority
over any possible combination of states--is matched in
ambition only by the early 20th century Trotskyite
dream of world Communist revolution. Continue

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Our Choice

By Nouriel Roubini

If the private sector does not spend and/or cannot spend,
old-fashioned traditional Keynesian spending by
the government is necessary. It is true that we already
have large and growing budget deficits; but $300 billion
of public works is more effective and productive than
spending $700 billion to buy toxic assets. Continue

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U.S. Should Enact $400 Billion Stimulus, Roubini Says

By John Brinsley

Roubini, who predicted the current financial crisis in
2006, said the economy risks falling into “a self-fulfilling
animal spirit recession that is more severe than
otherwise” because of the collapse of credit markets
and weak consumer and corporate spending. Continue

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Shots Heard Round the World

By David Glenn Cox

When 90-year-old Addie Polk put the gun to her chest
and pulled the trigger she was seeking an escape from
foreclosure. The first shot failed to do the job so the
elderly widow pulled the trigger a second time as
Sheriff’s deputies waited on the porch to serve her
with an eviction notice. She was rescued by her neighbor,
Robert Dillion, who grabbed a ladder and climbed in
a back window. Sheriff’s deputies were kind enough
to radio for paramedics. Continue

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The Financial Woes Signal The Death Of The Dollar?

By Rev. Richard Skaff

Once the middle class is slowly and fully assassinated
in the US, then, the globalization process becomes
easier to implement and the Security and Prosperity
Partnership (North America Union) will rush toward
us like a knight in shining armor riding on a beautiful
white horse to rescue us from our financial disasters
that were deliberately created by our treasonous
leaders. Continue

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Alexander Cockburn: Obama, the first-rate Republican:

Is there anything the front-runner will not say to
become President? No progressive cause would have
a chance with him in charge.

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"Chickenhawks and the Horrors of War":

Interview with Anthony Teolis, Veterans For Peace

By Mike Whitney

Our leaders are using their power to invoke fear.
They are operating secret prisons and torturing
people. They are deploying paramilitary forces
that not answerable to congress and spying on
the American people. Our representative form
of government has become corrupt, ineffective
and unresponsive to its citizens. Continue

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Remind Me Again – Who Won The Cold War?

By David Michael Green

So who won the Cold War, then? The capitalists?
Yeah, maybe. In the same way that Britain won
World War II, that is – only simultaneously to
lose power, prosperity and a global empire in
the bargain. If you call that winning, then okay.
Continue

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"October Surprise": Preparing for "Something Unexpected”?

By Dr. Judith H. Young

In adding my voice to the widespread speculation
about the spate of warnings of coming crises, I again
proffer the hypothesis of a staged terrorist attack
as an imminent October surprise going into the final
weekend of the current campaign. Continue

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Down For The Count

"The whole system is contracting"

By Mike Whitney

The US Treasury and Federal Reserve are now
underwriting the entire financial system. The free
market has been abandoned altogether. Everything
from commercial paper to money markets is now
backed by the "full faith and credit of the United
States". Continue

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George Monbiot: This Is What Denial Does: .

The financial crisis for which we must now pay
so heavily prefigures the real collapse, when
humanity bumps against its ecological limits.

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Meet the World's New Reserve Currency

The Chinese Yuan

By Mike Whitney

Things are getting worse. On Friday morning,
futures trading was halted for the first time
ever after futures plunged more than 5 percent.
The sell-off came after another 500-plus down
day on the Dow followed by steep declines in
equities markets across Europe and Asia. Continue

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What “Incredibly Tough” Foreign Policy Actions is Obama Preparing?

By Patrick Martin

Behind closed doors, before select audiences of the
financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse
of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of
American imperialism. Continue

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Shame And The 2008 Election

By Angie Riedel

The very idea of the people having anything resembling
a fair share of prosperity or having any true freedom
has become officially undesirable. Such things would
threaten the imperial rule of this globalist oligarchy.
All that matters to them is themselves. The only other
thing that matters is that we comply. And should we
fail to comply the punishments are ever more swift
in coming. Continue

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Wall Street's 'Disaster Capitalism for Dummies

'14 reasons Main Street loses big while Wall Street
sabotages democracyBy Paul B. FarrellYes, we're
dummies. You. Me. All 300 million of us. Clueless.
We should be ashamed. We're obsessed about the
slogans and rituals of "democracy," distracted by
the campaign, polls, debates, rhetoric, half-truths
and outright lies. McCain? Obama? Sorry to pop
your bubble folks, but it no longer matters who's
president. Continue

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Maybe U.S. Needs Yard Sale

By Eric Margolis

Russia could buy back Alaska or perhaps Canada
could pick up sunny Florida. Continue

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The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes

BY Charley Reese

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one
president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545
human beings out of the 235 million - are directly,
legally, morally and individually responsible for
the domestic problems that plague this country.
Continue

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The Idiots Who Rule America

By Chris Hedges

Our oligarchic class is incompetent at governing,
managing the economy, coping with natural disasters,
educating our young, handling foreign affairs, providing
basic services like health care and safeguarding
individual rights. That it is still in power, and will
remain in power after this election, is a testament
to our inability to separate illusion from reality. Continue

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So Long, Suckers.

By Andrew Clark Millionaire hedge fund boss thanks
'idiot' traders and retires at 37. Continue

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The Bagman Cometh

Obama Embraces War Criminal's Endorsement

By Chris Floyd

Democratic Party circles are in raptures over Colin
Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama. One can
see the heavily-blinkered logic behind their elation;
now that our national politics has been reduced to a
petty squabble over spoils among shifting factions
in the imperial court, a nod from a consummate
courtier like Powell is indeed a glittering prize for
an ambitious prince. Continue

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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" AMERICANS...!

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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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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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QUOTE: (FAIR AND BALANCED?! YOU BE THE JUDGE...
REMEMBER, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW WHAT THE
OPPOSITION IS DOING. WHY? SO ONE'S MIND DOESN'T
BECOME FOSSILIZED, INEPT AND CORRUPT: MORALLY
BANKRUPT.)

THE O'REILLY FACTOR

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MY HERO: ANDY ROONEY

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