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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Interview with Joe Bageant



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This Is The U.S.A.? 
Department of Transportation Removes Basketball Hoop: 

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Delaware Department of Transportation crews escorted by state police tore down basketball hoops?

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Welcome to the USA?
Audio of incident between Canadian citizen and US immigration officer.


THE KINGDOM OF SURVIVAL - Joe Bageant



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R.I.P: Bageant Moves On
We don't last, and there's no warranty

By Fred Reed

Joe described himself as a redneck socialist, and he was. He was
profoundly concerned with the fate of the people he wrote about,
those who worked hard all their lives and ended up with nothing.
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Obama Raises American Hypocrisy To A Higher Level

By Paul Craig Roberts

There is no doubt whatsoever that the current US president and
the predecessor Bush/Cheney regime have murdered many times
more people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia
than Gadhafi has murdered in Libya. Continue

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Housing Market Blues
The bleeding continues 

By Mike Whitney

It just goes to show that "free market" solutions are always jettisoned when they don't meet the needs of the rich and powerful. The free market is just a stick that's used to beat up on little guys. Continue



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Tracking Our Downward Spiral
The Ways in Which America Still “Leads’ the World

By Richard Clark
Amongst 20 of the world’s wealthiest countries, America now has: the highest poverty rate, both generally and for children; Continue


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Take a sneak peek at F. Scott's latest published novel 




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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily 


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Author's Final Book An Unfinished Tale Of Boredom

Monday, March 28, 2011

George Carlin - We Like War



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Joe Bageant, an excellent and authentic writer...and down to
earth philosopher: has died. He was 64 years young, and
will be sorely missed. Click the links below to learn more
about a decent human being that many of us have had the
honor of getting to know through his writing. Thank you, Joe, for
your insights into a world that most of us have never known
except through your articles and books. Take care, partner.

Sincerely,

F. Scott

Some Fight Back
Bageant Moves On
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"



Crude but effective: George Carlin at his best.

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‘Barack-A-lujah! I Have Seen The Light!’ 

By Cindy Sheehan
I used to be against ALL wars and the use of violence, but (and I must admit a little confusion on this one, at first) now it seems that I am against wars, acts of war, and violence ONLY if a Republican is president. Continue



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U.S. Court Validates Spying Fears of Journalists, Activists

By Colin Freeze 

It is no longer just terrorists and spies who worry about being monitored – lawyers, journalists and activists fear they are fair game too. Continue



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US Finances Rank Near Worst in the World: Study

By: Jeff Cox

The US ranks near the bottom of developed global economies in terms of financial stability and will stay there unless it addresses its burgeoning debt problems. Continue



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Take a sneak peek at F. Scott's latest published novel 

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Housing's Double Dip

By Mike Whitney

Prices are falling, home equity is drying up, foreclosures are at record highs, and the incentive to "walk away" and let the bank take the mortgage-loss has never been greater. Continue

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Libya, Obama, and the Five-Second Rule

Special Comment By Keith Olbermann 

Mr. President. We are not clear why we are fighting, who exactly we are fighting with, who the ‘rebels’ are that we’re fighting for, what a No-Fly Zone accomplishes with a dictator who has ground troops, how long we are to be there, to whom we are to “hand-off,” and 
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Network - Mad as hell

Saturday, March 12, 2011

NPR Interview: Neil Diamond Enters the Music Hall of Fame with "Solitary Man"

A splendid NPR interview (music & all) with a superb
singer and songwriter: Neil Diamond.

Click here: An interview with Neil Diamond on NPR with his music to go along with the discussion:http://goo.gl/EAJt8

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Video: Tsunami Destroying Town in Under 7 Minutes

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Amateur footage demonstrates the frightening speed with which Friday's tsunami destroyed the city of Kesennuma, Japan. Continue

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Bank of America Document Leaks Allege Insurance Scams
By ABIGAIL FIELD
At one minute past midnight on Monday morning, a hacker collective released a set of emails on the website BankofAmericaSuck. Continue

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Our Time of Universal Deceit Needs An Orwell

By Paul Craig Roberts
“Support the troops” originated in the public relations department of the military/security complex. What “support the troops” really means is to support the profits of the armaments industry and the neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony. Continue

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Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

By Chris Hedges

The liberal class has busied itself with the toothless pursuits of inclusiveness, multiculturalism, identity politics and tolerance—a word Martin Luther King never used—and forgotten about justice.Continue

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What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom 
We Will Force You to be Free

Must watch - Video By Adam Curtis - BBC 2
The programme suggested that following the path of negative liberty to its logical conclusions, as governments have done in the West for the past 50 years, resulted in a society without meaning populated only by selfish automatons, and that there was some value in positive liberty in that it allowed people to strive to better themselves. Continue

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Take a sneak peek at F. Scott's latest published novel 




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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily 


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I highly recommend this true story: a powerful read about those
who risk their lives to save downed fighter pilots and others, shot-down
by the enemy during the Vietnam War. Actually, it's a truly awesome
story of the secret war in Laos.

First Flight Across the Fence!



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Mad As Hell ...


A video clip from the movie: Network

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Michigan is screwed.



Another point of view of contemporary America. Is this video speaking
truth to power, or providing propaganda for the masses. Good question.
Please, make up your own mind. Each side to the argument(s) have
their own agenda and vested interests; hence, be skeptical of the motives
behind those advocating controversial opinions on both sides of any
argument. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don't
believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see. Good advice
I've received while in the military and elsewhere. Nuff said. Take care.

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War Is A Racket 

A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Continue

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How The Shock Doctrine Set The Middle East Ablaze

By Mike Whitney
Revolutions spreading across the Middle East are a reaction to neoliberalism. Continue

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Chomsky Warns Over Libya Conflict

By BBC - Newsnight
Linguist and philosopher Professor Noam Chomsky talks to Jeremy Paxman about the impact of uprisings in the Middle East and Africa. Continue

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Custodians of chaos  In this extract from his forthcoming memoirs, Kurt Vonnegut is horrified by the hypocrisy in contemporary US politics 

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How The So-Called Guardians Of Free Speech Are Silencing The Messenger By John Pilger


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Take a sneak peek at F. Scott's latest published novel 




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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily 


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How The Shock Doctrine Set The Middle East Ablaze

By Mike Whitney
Revolutions spreading across the Middle East are a reaction to neoliberalism. Continue



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Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

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Friday, March 04, 2011

thai song



The beauty and wholesomeness of Thai music. A profound experience,
my friends, that it is...

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BY BEN WILDAVSKY



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How to Restore the American Dream



Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2026776,00.html#ixzz1FwepTWxY



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Take a sneak peek at F. Scott's latest published novel 




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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily 


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Financial terrorism suspected in 2008 economic crash




Pentagon study sees element


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More Jobs Mirage 
By Paul Craig Roberts 

The announcement on March 4 that 192,000 new jobs were created in February was greeted with a sigh of relief. But the number is just more smoke and mirrors, as I will show. Continue

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The Oil Booby Trap 

By Mike Whitney

Fed policy in a nutshell. If you want to reverse deflation and ignite a "global economic recovery"; pump up stock prices. In other words, if we just make the rich even richer, our problems will be solved. Continue

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This Time We’re Taking the Whole Planet With Us

By Chris Hedges 

The global economy is built on the erroneous belief that the marketplace—read human greed—should dictate human behavior and that economies can expand eternally. Continue

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New Rulers of the World

A documentary film by John Pilger

'Global economy' is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald's, Starbucks, holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a phone call and live on less than two dollars a day. Continue

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Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts

By Paul Craig Roberts





The American Empire is failing. A number of its puppet rulers are being overthrown by popular protests, and the almighty dollar will not even buy one Swiss franc, one Canadian dollar, or one Australian dollar. Continue

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The Fed's Credit Report; No Light in the Tunnel 

By Mike Whitney
Don't believe the "Happy Day's Are Here Again" blabber. The country is still in the throes of a severe multi-year depression. Continue

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American Dreamers

By Digby

The American Dream was the life that this guy led. He worked his way up to a decent life where he could own a house and raise his children and retire when he reached old age. Now people like him are being attacked as the enemy. Continue



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