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The U.S. Should Require All Citizens to Vote - Norman Ornstein. Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State. Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face.

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State

Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. Government Shutdown and Appointment of Janet Yellen Guarantees Flow of Funds to Wall Street: They are reducing “two-thirds of this country to subsistence level”, Chris Hedges. Talk - Dr. Doug Rokke - Depleted Uranium (DU) What’s the Matter with Libertarianism? Thomas Barnett: Rethinking America's military strategy. According to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) Steal This Article. Girl Stealing Grapes, Henriëtte Willebeek le Mair (1915) “Stealing is stealing.

Steal This Article

I don’t care if it’s on the Internet or you’re breaking into a warehouse somewhere—it’s theft.” —United States Senator Patrick Leahy If a rich person has something you need, you should take it. And if a big corporation has something you want, you should steal it. The 2005 Bankruptcy Bill: Knowing a Financial Crisis Was Imminent, Banks Lobbied Government to Pass Laws to Preserve Their Wealth. Our government representatives would like us to believe that the subprime mortgage crisis(2, 3, 4, 5) could not have been predicted.

The 2005 Bankruptcy Bill: Knowing a Financial Crisis Was Imminent, Banks Lobbied Government to Pass Laws to Preserve Their Wealth

The truth is, the collapse was expected and authorities were well aware that crimes were being committed. I. Introduction It is said that if you want to find the corrupt, follow the money. This catchphrase, however, cannot be used as a preventative measure; it can only be used in retrospect to punish perpetrators of a crime. On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up?

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully… Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 1 of 6. Howard Zinn as seen on DEMOCRACY NOW. “Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control. Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him.

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his gambling habit. Several months earlier at a local bar, Fairfax County, Virginia, detective David Baucum overheard the thirty-eight-year-old optometrist and some friends wagering on a college football game. Countdown: Special Comment 10-18-06 MUST SEE. Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Soon. The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.

Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Soon

According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three hours to even meet with Kerry, who had traveled to Moscow on a scheduled diplomatic mission, but then relented so as to not cause an even greater rift between these two nations. “It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. ABC commissioned world renowned environmental toxicologist Dr. The shit show that is Afghanistan: “We will survive. But they will be taking the war back to America!” Amazing Events Unfolding in Guatemala: “All of the crimes that Rigoberta Menchú just described were crimes not just of General Ríos Montt, but also of the U.S. government"

No Remembrance, No Remorse for the Fallen of Iraq. CIA Agent Exposes How Al-Qaeda Dosen't Exist. News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier. In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have started to change our diets.

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. Glenn Greenwald Analyzing causes and effects of the Boston Bombing Part 2 Moyers And Company - Ai. The Secret Government. What is this, Comedy Central? On this tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a reminder, according to the UN charter, the invasion was illegal.

Argo and the Stolen Truth About Iran. This year’s Oscar-winning movie ‘Argo’ recently spurred Iran’s former president, Abolhassan Banisadr to write an article about the ‘October Surprise’.

Argo and the Stolen Truth About Iran

In it, he discusses the secret deal between Ronald Reagan and Ayatollah Khomeini which, by delaying the release of the hostages being held in the US embassy in Tehran, swayed the results of the 1980 US presidential election to favour Reagan over the incumbent Jimmy Carter. Banisadr argues that through ‘falsifying, misrepresenting and taking critical facts out of context,’ the film ‘delivers a pro-CIA message,’ and that by portraying Iranians as irrational and aggressive people it prepares the US public to support a war should the current nuclear negotiations fail.

The day after Banisadr’s article was published, Robert Parry, who had written previously about the ‘short-sighted history of Argo’, wrote a second article supporting these arguments. This may seem puzzling at first. The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder - Trailer. Instant Runoff Voting. Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Weighed 'Guerilla' Manifesto, Justice Official Tells Congressional Committee. A Justice Department representative told congressional staffers during a recent briefing on the computer fraud prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz that Swartz's "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto" played a role in the prosecution, sources told The Huffington Post.

Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Weighed 'Guerilla' Manifesto, Justice Official Tells Congressional Committee

Swartz's 2008 manifesto said sharing information was a "moral imperative" and advocated for "civil disobedience" against copyright laws pushed by corporations "blinded by greed" that led to the "privatization of knowledge. " "We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. It’s For Your Own Good! by Cass R. Sunstein. Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism by Sarah Conly Cambridge University Press, 206 pp., $95.00 In the United States, as in many other countries, obesity is a serious problem.

It’s For Your Own Good! by Cass R. Sunstein

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to do something about it. Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. Rare media articles expose how the mass media manipulate public opinion - National US Intelligence. Lt. Ehren Watada on Citizen Responsibility. Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship. Noam Chomsky, Why It's "Legal" When the U.S. Does It. Credit the Arab Spring and what’s followed in the Greater Middle East to many things, but don’t overlook American “unilateralism.” After all, if you want to see destabilization at work, there’s nothing like having a heavily armed crew dreaming about eternal global empires stomp through your neighborhood, and it’s clear enough now that whatever was let loose early in the twenty-first century won’t end soon.

If, from Tunisia and Egypt to Syria and Libya, the Arab Spring was a series of popular uprisings, it was also a series of unravelings. Two decades late, the Cold War system of great power control in the Middle East, in which the U.S. was the dominant partner and the Soviet Union the lesser one, is finally disintegrating.

The Not-So-Lofty Origins of the Evangelical Pro-Life Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King assassinated by US govt: King Family civil trial verdict - National Nonpartisan. From my 6-part series: Occupy This: US History exposes the 1%’s crimes then and now “What then is, generally speaking, the truth of history? GOP Brags About Tactics That Lose Them The Vote, But Win Them The House. If you had any doubts about the Republicans rigging elections, a recent report released by the Republican State Leadership Committee should lay all doubts to rest.

Unfortunately, we can’t complain to any of the election monitoring organizations that observe elections in third world countries like ours: The GOP’s massive gerrymandering of congressional districts back in 2010 is perfectly legal, albeit ridiculously over-the-top and transparently manipulative. Entitled How a Strategy of Targeting State Legislative Rages in 2010 Led to a Republican U.S. House Majority in 2013, the report — described in Scott Keyes’ Think Progress article as “shockingly candid” — the document describes in lurid detail how the RSLC spent “$30 million in the 2010 election cycle to sweep up low-cost state legislature races in blue states like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.” Here’s the video: Larry Correia refutes the gun controllers once and for all. The Real Cuban Missile Crisis - Benjamin Schwarz. George Packer: The Political Isolation of the American South. Blogs - Adam Curtis - SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME.

Impressions de Gaza. NOAM CHOMSKY était en visite à Gaza du 25 au 30 octobre 2012 : « Une seule nuit en prison suffit à donner une idée de ce que veut dire le fait de se trouver sous le contrôle absolu de la même force extérieure. Et il faut à peine plus d’une journée à Gaza pour commencer à apprécier ce à quoi doit ressembler de tenter de survivre dans la plus grande prison en plein air du monde... ... où un million et demi de personnes, dans la région la plus densément peuplée du monde, sont constamment soumises à la terreur générale, souvent sauvage et aux châtiments arbitraires qui n’ont souvent pour but que d’humilier et avilir, ainsi que de faire en sorte que les espoirs palestiniens d’un avenir décent soient anéantis et que soit réduit à zéro le soutien mondial majoritairement favorable à un arrangement diplomatique censé accorder ces droits.

L’humiliation intentionnelle n’est pas nouvelle non plus, bien qu’elle adopte continuellement de nouvelles formes. Et c’est ainsi que vont les choses. The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent. There is no such thing as redistribution. Failed_War_On_Drugs1.gif (GIF Image, 640 × 3645 pixels) "Public Health versus Private Freedom?" by Peter Singer. Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space PRINCETON – In contrasting decisions last month, a United States Court of Appeals struck down a US Food and Drug Administration requirement that cigarettes be sold in packs with graphic health warnings, while Australia’s highest court upheld a law that goes much further.

The Australian law requires not only health warnings and images of the physical damage that smoking causes, but also that the packs themselves be plain, with brand names in small generic type, no logos, and no color other than a drab olive-brown. Revolt of the Rich. It was 1993, during congressional debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Five things government does better than you. Deliberative Democracy - Most People Are Rationally Ignorant. Ryan, Romney and the Veil of Opulence. Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust? Pussy Riot V. Putin: A Front Row Seat At A Russian Dark Comedy. On the morning of February 21, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich walked up the steps leading to the altar of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, shed their winter clothing, pulled colorful winter hats down over their faces, and jumped around punching and kicking for about thirty seconds. By evening, the three young women had turned it into a music video called “Punk Prayer: Holy Mother, Chase Putin Away!” Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools"

The Secret Online Weapons Store That'll Sell Anyone Anything. Southern Europe Plagued by Corruption and Political Mismanagement. The racism of the respectable. House Panel Seeks To Silence Journalists. The 6 Most Popular Crime Fighting Tactics (That Don't Work) Dreaming of a World Without Intellectuals - The Chronicle Review. The Loudest Person at The Citibank Was the Undercover Cop that Arrested the Woman Outside. Can Americans Escape the Deception? Uganda Welcomes Oil, but Fears Graft It Attracts. A new role for the 1% Mark Twain's Radical Liberalism - Jeffrey A. Tucker. » Bob Barr Files Lawsuit Against TSA Over ‘Drudge’ Controversy Alex Jones. 8 Lies Republicans Want Us To Believe. JFK Speech on Religion and Politics Part 1: Separation of Church and State (1960) Leaked docs: Heartland Institute think tank pays climate contrarians very well (updated) Barbara Ehrenreich: Preying on the Poor. So then Who in the Hell Are We?

How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform. May 05th to May 12th, 2012 Poverty is not an accident. - Nelson Mandela. The Great Capitalist Heist: How Paris Hilton’s Dogs Ended Up Better Off Than You. Copyright kings are judge, jury and executioner on YouTube. Bringing 'political intelligence' out of the shadows - Feb. 17. Leave room for the unbelievers. Will multinational corporations someday end up owning all our land? If this country is so free, I can burn your flag wherever I please. - Centre for Research on Globalization.

The Inside Story on Climate Scientists Under Siege. Constitution.jpg (JPEG Image, 720×720 pixels) ‘Not on my watch’: applies to banks and the navy. Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons. The Joy of Quiet. North Korean Labor Camps. An 18th Century Quote Defines Today's Truth.

Agence Global-Article. 100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican. Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review. The Common Sense Coalition. North Korean Film Madness. President, Senate, House Updated Daily.

Koch-Fueled Americans For Prosperity Plans Protest Against 'Extremist' Kids Flying Kites In Support Of Wind. Stop-and-Frisk and New York’s Freedom Deficit. How Bryan Fischer is Making Mitt Romney More Conservative. PICS THAT DON'T SUCK!!! D: USAnonreligion. Jonathan Chait on Liberal Disappointment. Police Oust Occupy Wall Street Protesters at Zuccotti Park. NATO in Chicago: Congratulations for subversively preventing free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.