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Israel Lobby Con

( education / news / politics / conspiracies )
Looks like a worthy cause for the sake of world peace. via Israel Lobby Con ... read more

Russia-gate, Explained

( education / news / politics / humor )
This pretty well sums up the stupidity known as Russia-gate: russiagate cartoon. And, can we please stop adding gate to the end of every scandal? Millennials are too young to remember Watergate, the original gate. Thank you for your coope ... read more

Israel Lobby

( education / news / politics )
Watch the film the Israel Lobby didn't want you to see. ... read more

Remove Dog-fight-supporting Politician, Steve King

( education / news / politics )
What a pinhead. "King supports dog fighting because ... humans are allowed to fight, so dogs should be, too. The difference, obviously, is that humans can choose whether or not to fight, and dogs cannot. Also, many dog fights are to the death, or the loser is executed after their excruciating fight, anyway." ... read more

Grim [false] Depiction Of Russian Life

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"As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly vibrant country that Gilbert Doctorow sees." via ... read more

Steroid Level So High In Beef It's Causing Players To Fail Drug Tests

( education / news / politics )
I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :) Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is warning that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain a substanc ... read more

The Whys Behind The Ukraine Crisis

( education / news / politics )
"Further supporting the natural gas motive is the fact that it was Vice President Joe Biden who demanded that President Yanukovych pull back his police on Feb. 21, a move that opened the way for the neo-Nazi militias and the U.S.-backed coup. Then, just three months later, Ukraine's largest private gas firm, Burisma Holdings, app ... read more

Police Arrest Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

( education / news / politics )
"I asked the policeman for the ordinance number being violated, because they can't put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they're detaining you." via ... read more

Let Us Vote Whether Money Is Speech

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Let us vote whether money is speech ... read more

Possible 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Everyone even remotely publicly thinking about running for President in 2016, in the link below. 2016 Presidential Candidates ... read more

Another Entry In The Eternal "third Party Candidates Can't Win" Debate

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We received the following email from a friend, Diane, this morning: Subject: Another entry in the eternal third party candidate can't win debate There's a page on Facebook, the title of which is pretty much self-explanatory. Worth looking at just for the write-up on the manipulation of social media. ... read more

The World According To Time Magazine

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The World According to TIME Magazine. For those who still read TIME magazine. ... read more

US Is An Oligarchy Not A Democracy, Says Scientific Study

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US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study Of course, astute observers have known this for years. Still, it's nice to see it officially recognized. Then again, this country NEVER WAS a democracy, it's a republic. An actual democracy ... read more

S.C. State Senate Nullifies Hemp Ban

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"Many hemp supporters feel that the DEA has been used as an attack dog of sorts to prevent competition with major industries where American-grown hemp products would create serious market competition: Cotton, Paper/Lumber, Oil, and others." via ... read more

Putin-style Politics Could Be What Saves U.S.

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I used to think Putin was a thug/autocrat I should say I assumed he must be, but that's what it takes sometimes. That being said, he does seem to have Russia's (and his own) interests at heart.I like what he's done to the oligarchs internally and his management of the Russian ship of state internationally ... so far, especially re ... read more

Washington State Bill Would Turn Off Resources To NSA Facility

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Cool! But I suppose the city of Yakima might in this case have veto power?"... Washington to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation, or order which purports to authorize, the collection of electronic data or metadata of any p ... read more

We Stopped Sopa, Let's Stop The Tpp

( education / news / politics )
"The text of the agreement has been shrouded in secrecy. But we know from leaked documents that the TPP would let corporations monitor our online activities, cut off our Internet access, delete content and impose fines." via ... read more

Icelanders Overthrow Government And Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud

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via guardianlv.com/2013/12/icelanders-overthrow-government-and-rewrite-constitution-after-banking-fraud-no-word-from-us-media "Icelanders forced their entire government to ... read more

The Fallacy Of Lesser Evil Choice

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"... the main issue here is that it is delusional if not moronic for persons who describe themselves as progressive to insist upon copping out to the Lesser-Evil candidate for fear of losing an election, rather than to support — whatever the odds — a candidate they will admit to possessing superior intelligence, m ... read more

Chris Hedges: Imploding The Myth Of Israel

( education / news / politics )
via Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel. "... a state whose real goal is, and always has been, the transfer, forced immigration or utter subjugation and impoverishment of Palestinians inside Israel and the occupied territ ... read more

RFK Jr. On JFK's Attempts To End The Cold War

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"Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFK's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFKs proposal for a path to peace and disarmament." via ... read more

9-11 Explained In 5 Minutes

( education / news / politics )
For those who still believe the official story. via 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory. Also, try this duckduckgo search. ... read more

Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street

( education / news / politics )
A Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street and Boost the Economy: What's Washington Waiting For? "We're talking about a financial transact ... read more

Shocked To Realize Affordable Health Care Another Obama Fairy Tale

( education / news / politics / health )
The article's title, below in link, is misleading — which I hate no matter whose side you're on — but the facts/results are true. "After registering, she lamented that 'every plan is going to cost more than what I pay now, and what I pay now is ridiculous.'" via ... read more

60 Percent Say Fire Every Member Of Congress

( education / news / politics )
NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress — First Read. ... read more

Why War With Russia Is Unavoidable, Unless...

( education / news / politics )
"Both conservative Republican voters and liberal Democrat voters wash their consciences by blaming the other party for the evils of American politics. But they are the only ones to blame, because they keep electing to public office people like McCain, the Bushes, the Clintons and Obama" ... read more

Constitution Banned On Constitution Day

( education / news / politics )
"Prevented from passing out free copies of the Constitution to his fellow students. Free copies. Of the Constitution. On Constitution Day." ABombazine: WTF?? Constitution Banned on Constitution Day in Cal ... read more

A Politician's Worst Nightmare

( education / news / politics )
Be every politician's (and their henchmen's) worst nightmare, an informed citizen! Someone else has probably already said this, and said it better. Oh well, it's still true. ... read more

Spot The Psycho Before They Spot You

( education / news / politics )
Activist Post: Spot the Psycho Before They Spot You. We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office. — Aesop ... read more

Retarded

( education / news / politics )
Obama himself says, The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident. And he's right, for a chan ... read more

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double The Cash

( education / news / politics )
"... those 217 no voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 yes voters." via Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash ... read more

Wouldn't It Just Be Easier To Change Our Foreign Policy?

( education / news / politics )
via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?. "... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but can only be sold with endless fear-mongering about terrorism. So it's a win-win-win, except for the ... read more

Conspiracy Theorists Sane; Government Dupes Hostile

( education / news / politics / conspiracies )
Told ya! :) via New studies: 'Conspiracy theorists' sane; government dupes crazy, hostile. "In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests the negative stereotype of conspiracy theorists — a hostile fana ... read more

How To Know If Your Co-worker Is A Threat To National Security

( education / news / politics )
"Essentially, pretend the Soviets won the Cold War and then conquered the United States — that's how the government is operating." via How to know if your coworker is a threat to national security ... read more

Lies Lies Lies

( education / news / politics )
Lyrics from a Frank Zappa song: You will obey me while I lead you And eat the garbage that I feed you Until the day that we don't need you Don't go for hel...no one will heed you Your mind is totally controlled It has been stuffed into my mold And you will do as you are told Until the rights to you are so ... read more

12 Real Patriots Brave Enough To Fight For Truth And Justice

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12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice. "Who are the true patriots of today? Not the flag-wrapped politicians who send other people's children off to be killed or disabled in wars to make the w ... read more

How Inbred Elites Are Tearing America Apart

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People are embedded in these institutions, they are blinkered in these ways that means they're making decisions outside the bounds of democratic accountability. Which can lead to corruption — like, moral transgression — but also, at the least, incompetence, because they're literally not seeing the whole problem.and&q ... read more

Ed Snowden, NSA, And Fairy Tales A Child Could See Through

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"This whole Snowden affair is an op. It's the kind of op that works because people are prepared to believe anything." Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through. ... read more

Gardasil And Cervarix Don't Work, Are Dangerous And Weren't Tested

( education / news / politics / health )
"Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines." ... read more

Taibbi Reveals Smoking Gun At Moody's And S&p

( education / news / politics )
"Lord help our fing scam?.?.?.?this has to be the stupidest place I have worked at, writes one Standard & Poor's executive. As you know, I had difficulties explaining 'HOW' we got to those numbers since there is no science behind it, confesses a high-ranking S&P analyst. If we are just going to make it up in order to rate d ... read more

Thousands Of Companies Handing Over Your Data To NSA

( education / news / politics )
"We have become a surveillance society, and this is exactly the sort of thing that the Fourth Amendment was supposed to protect us against. The government is only supposed to invade our privacy and investigate us when there is probable cause to do so." ... read more

Has The US War On Terror Just Had Its Cronkite Moment?

( education / news / politics )
"PRISM looks like that Cronkite moment: The moment when even the staunchest Obama supporter admits they've been taken for a ride." via Has the US war on terror just had its Cronkite moment? ... read more

The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun

( education / news / politics )
The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz. Interesting. ... read more

Priority Issues Survey From Nancy Pelosi

( education / news / politics )
Got a 2013 Priority Issues Survey from Nancy Pelosi today! First of all, I'm not a Democrat (nor a Republican). Second of all, why are they sending me actual physical mail? This is 2013, it says so right there on the survey! Direct me to a website! Save the taxpayers millions of dollars! Hopefully it's being paid for by the Democratic Party, not ... read more

Why Is Boston 'terrorism' But Not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson And Columbine?

( education / news / politics )
Glenn Greenwald asks in his latest column, Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine? Can it be because the suspects in this one are Muslim? Can only Muslims commit terrorism? What have we ... read more

Lobbyist Poses As Mechanic In Super Bowl Ad

( education / news / politics )
Lobbyist poses as mechanic in Super Bowl ad - YouTube. ... read more

Anger Builds In Illinois At Bain's Latest Outsourcing Plan

( education / news / politics )
'I'm sick to my stomach': anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan"The Sensata plant in Freeport is profitable and competitive, but its majority owner, Bain Capital, has decided to ship jobs to China &m ... read more

Bitcoin Vs. Big Government

( education / news / politics )
Nice! via Bitcoin vs. Big Government "Interest in Bitcoin has surged along with its valuation. Last week saw its exchange rate soar past $100 for the first time ever, landing the virtual currency on the front pages of The Washington P ... read more

The Psychology Of The Powerful

( education / news / politics )
Instead of analysing actions, checking through the consequences of those actions and chatting through the decisions made, leaders too often rely on impulsive decision-making - and this is when hubris can set in. via The psychology of the powerful. This describes almost e ... read more

Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well In Deep Red North Dakota?

( education / news / politics )
Public social banking works, even for otherwise conservative people. Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well in Deep-Red North Dakota? "North Dakota's thriving state bank m ... read more

In Case You Thought He Was Your President...

( education / news / politics )
via rt.com/usa/monsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006/ "Obama signs Monsanto protection act, which makes Monsanto immune from governmental prosecu ... read more

What Happens When The Banks Stay Closed, Cyprus Edition

( education / news / politics )
anonymous says: I'm sure the powers that be are busy buying up properties and companies in Cyprus right now, as happened here with the real estate collapse. Prices will be fixed beyond the reach of the middle class, impoverishing the masses. So don't fear, all is proceeding according to plan. :-) The time to buy is when blood is running in the ... read more

George Orwell's 1984 Happening Before Us

( education / news / politics )
Never heard of this guy before, but I'm glad people are speaking out ... at least occasionally. via Jeff Monson: US a police state, George Orwell's 1984 happening before us — RT Op-Edge. "They want to scare us, saying they are out t ... read more

Liberty Versus Security

( education / news / politics )
From zerohedge.com, I like this graphic showing this nation's descent into totalitarianism.From this article here ... read more

Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture To Feed The World?

( education / news / politics )
via Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters, Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? In a word, no. ... read more

We Need A New Sherman Antitrust Act

( education / news / politics )
@holmes3804We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act! (or enforce the one we've got).Limit, by statute, the allowed size of any company.Having too much of the economy controlled by too few corporations tran ... read more

Chris Hedges Quote

( culture / quotes / politics )
"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy — Chris Hedges" Don't forget judges, CEOs and regulatory agencies! ... read more

America Should Have A National Popular Vote

( education / news / politics )
The Post-Election Project: Should America Have a National Popular Vote? Seems like a good idea, at first glance, at least. UPDATE (November 2016): Upon further review, it's fairly clear the Electoral College ... read more

Fooling Themselves

( education / news / politics )
The elites are adept at fooling themselves into thinking they know best.This superiority that they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping us commoners in the dark, and keeping themselves in power. ... read more

Russia Ousts U.S. NGOs, Fake Protests Peter Out

( education / news / politics )
"Reuters states ... Putin ... has pushed through laws which critics say can be used to stifle dissent - tightening controls of the Internet ... and broadening the definition of treason." Activist Post: Russi ... read more

AP's Dangerous Iran Hoax Demands An Accounting And Explanation

( education / news / politics )
AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation  Glenn Greenwald. The problem is that EVERY other news source in the western world quotes AP verbatim ... read more

You Are The Solution You've Been Looking For

( education / news / politics )
Instead of joining one more group, walking on one more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself... You Are the Soluti ... read more

Stop Calling Them Leaders

( education / news / politics )
Stop calling them leaders! These political leaders throughout the world, including the US, are not leaders. They're just power players. ... read more

What Happened To The Green New Deal?

( education / news / politics )
Big business would starve if deprived of state-organized central banking, transport, electricity, water, sewage, courts, zoning, police, environmental remediation, customs and labor regulation. Pick an industry and youll find tailored public aid. Wha ... read more

Signon.org

( education / news / politics )
Start your own petition by clicking the link below via petitions.moveon.org. "People Powered Petitions.There are more than 8 million MoveOn members. Tap into our shared people power and create progressive change." ... read more

Strike Debt! Debt Resistance For The 99%

( education / news / politics )
Another great idea! via Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. "Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom." ... read more

Rolling Jubilee

( education / news / politics )
Rolling Jubilee. Great idea! "A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutu ... read more

People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two-party Dictatorship

( education / news / politics )
via Ralph Nader - People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two Party Dictatorship "" ... read more

The Virtual Recovery

( education / news / politics )
"... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work in order to maintain the same purchasing power, household income from the wife's in-kind household services is elim ... read more

Monsanto Funded Anti GMO Labeling Campaign

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Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies. Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?"Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $2 ... read more

Media, Electoral System Leave Americans Voiceless

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Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless - third-party candidates talk to RT ... read more

Here's Your Sign, Mr. Ryan

( education / news / politics )
"I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example. And that we have fewer ships that we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where plan ... read more

Tyrants

( education / news / politics )
"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." ~ Plato ... read more

Comedian Richard Jeni, Why The Left And Right Suck

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Comedian Richard Jeni: Why The Left & The Right Suck" ... read more

Hacking Democracy On YouTube

( education / news / politics )
Hacking Democracy on YouTube. "The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart of democracy. The film the Diebold ..." ... read more

This Guy Is A Joke

( education / news / politics )
Here is a timeline of dire warnings since 1979"For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the n ... read more

Coal Miners Stand With Mitt Because They're Forced To

( education / news / politics )
via Coal Miners Stand with Mitt Because They're Forced To  Common Dreams."Coal miners in Ohio - who work for a company that's given almost $1 million to the GOP - say they feared they'd lose their jobs if ... read more

The Bain Legacy

( education / news / politics )
... the GOP presidential hopeful was a key architect of what has become known as the Bain model. And as president, it can be expected that he would govern the country using the values that governed Bain Capital. see The Bain Legacy for the entire story ... read more

Hey Banksters, We Are Fully Awake

( education / news / politics )
Good, short video about the banking system. Hey Banksters: We Are Fully Awake ... read more

White House Removes Petition With Over 22,000 Signatures

( education / news / politics )
Activist Post: White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures calling for the TSA to follow the law."Yet again, the Obama administration has made it quite clear that they couldn't care less about the law, separati ... read more

Lawmakers Got Inside Information During 2008 Financial Crisis

( education / news / politics )
34 lawmakers — including Speaker of the House John Boehner — got inside information during the 2008 financial crisis — and immediately changed their investment portfolios — 12160." ... read more

Quote Of The Day 2012/06/25

( culture / quotes / politics )
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. — Voltaire" Good quote, but apparently not spoken by Voltaire.See answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid20 ... read more

Roseanne Barr: Two Major Parties Are Prostitutes For Big Money

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via Roseanne Barr on Presidential Run: Two Major Parties Are a Bunch of Prostitutes Who Work for Big Money "RB: I thi ... read more

Senator Chairing Investigation Of JP Morgan Chase Receives Contributions From Same

( education / news / politics )
JP Morgan Chase Is Biggest Campaign Contributor to the Senator Who's Chairing the Investigation of JP Morgan Chase."Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of rich guys to fund campaigns . . ... read more

US Senators Who Voted To Let Drones Shoot Americans In The Streets

( education / news / politics )
Maybe. Or, this might just be another purposely shocking headline. Both sides tend to blow things out of proportion, unfortunately. via The List OF 75 US Senators Who Voted To Let 30,000 ... read more

Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes

( education / news / politics )
Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes Too bad nothing will come of it, but it's nice to see, anyway."In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration ... read more

Thrive!

( education / news / politics )
Great video ... and idea.Thrive! " Stay informed, subscribe to our mailing list: http://bit.ly/ThriveUpdates Buy the DVD w/ 50 minutes of bonus features: http://www.thrivemo ... read more

Unplugging Americans From The Matrix

( education / news / politics )
... political elites represent only the powerful special interests that write the country's laws in exchange for funding the political campaigns of lawmakers. via Unplugging Americans from the Matrix"The West passes judgment on the rest of the w ... read more

Part 1 | Hungry For Change

( education / news / politics )
This inspiring film has the power to transform your health! — Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert. via Hungry For Change — Part 1  HUNGRY FOR CHANGE®. ... read more

Hackers Elect Cartoon Character Thanks To Electronic Voting

( education / news / politics )
... a cartoon character was written in and won by a landslide, thanks to the hard work of hackers ... via Activist Post: Hackers elect cartoon character to Washington DC school board thanks to electronic voting."I ... read more

What If Democracy Is Bunk?

( education / news / politics )
via The Daily Bell - What If Democracy Is Bunk? "What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a difference? What if no matter how you vote, the elites get to have it their way? What if one person, one vote is ju ... read more

All I Wanted To Do Was Vote

( education / news / politics )
Indiana OfficialWorried About Voter Fraud Is Convicted of Voter Fraud "Irony Still Not Dead Dept: Indiana's ousted top elections official, former GOP Secretary of State Charlie White has been convicted of six felony counts of voter fraud - an almo ... read more

Judge Napolitano: How To Get Fired From Fox Business In Under 5 Mins

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Judge Napolitano — How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins. ... read more

Result Not Even Close To The Actual Vote

( education / news / politics )
See RP Supporter Chairman of Belfast Maine Caucus Calls State GOP to Confirm Vote Tally, result not even close to the actual vote! "It's not the votes that count, it's who counts the votes. — ... read more

1930s Chicago Plan Vs. American Monetary Policy

( education / news / politics )
from The 1930?s Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act. "If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip those who save, our present monetary system does that most eff ... read more

Taxpayers Lose $1.3 Billion As Gov't Exits Chrysler

( education / news / politics )
via Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits Chrysler "U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday." ... read more

Tennessee Begins To Push Back Against NDAA Tyranny

( education / news / politics )
Some possible good news, for a change:"... any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this ... read more

Voters' Idea, Replace Congress

( education / news / politics )
Voters' Idea: Replace Congress — Washington Wire — WSJ."Finally, there's a cause that Americans of all political persuasions can rally behind: It's time to dump every member of Congress." ... read more

Internet Censorship

( education / news / politics )
We were protesting SOPA and PIPA. The latest attempt is CISPA. Click here for more info: americancensorship.org/ ... read more

Could You Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test?

( education / news / politics )
Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. Could you pass a US citizenship test? ... read more

Don't Mute Newt

( education / news / politics )
The candidacy of Newt Gingrich presents a historic opportunity for a new, bigger form of failure that could clarify to most Americans just how broken the electoral system is. Don't Mute Newt : Information Clearing House." ... read more

Congress Is Repealing The Constitution

( education / news / politics )
Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is Repealing the Constitution : Information Clearing House."There is a bill in the Senate that is attempting to keep torture alive as an interrogation technique. The National Defense Authorization Act is being debat ... read more

Down The Path Of Increasingly Repressive Measures

( education / news / politics )
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. —Harry S. Truman" ... read more

Link Between Earthquakes And Hydraulic Fracturing

( education / news / politics )
"... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via U.S. Government Confirms Link Between earthquakes and "fracking" ... read more

Finally, A Judge Stands Up To Wall Street

( education / news / politics )
"... everybody had to be on board in order for a lot of these fraud schemes to work." via Finally, a Judge Stands Up to Wall Street. ... read more

How The U.S. Government Secretly Reads Your Email

( education / news / politics )
via How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email "Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who v ... read more

Times Sues Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Interpretation Of Patriot Act

( education / news / politics )
What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how it's interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all. "We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act. They've ... read more

Foreign Policy Hypocrisy

( education / news / politics )
Copied from Liberty Underground: Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year have been jailed for 15 years for crimes against the state. Seven other medical professionals were given sentence ... read more

Is This The Sanest Man Running For President?

( education / news / politics )
Gary Johnson, Republican Presidential Candidate: Politics: GQ."If you're seeking the presidency but no one notices, are you still seeking the presidency? Gary ... read more

Brzezinski Opens Up

( education / news / politics )
veteranstoday.com/2011/09/19/brzezinski-opens-up-the-last-american-cowboy/ "He goes two steps further, taking America's political loonies as he calls them to the woodshed and, avoiding the term class war, speak ... read more

Rick Perry's Gardasil Problem

( education / news / politics / health )
... his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and ... his chief of staff's mother-in-law ... was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck ... ... read more

Super Committee Members Super Corrupt

( education / news / politics )
rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/18/wall-street-firms-donated-11-2-million-to-members-of-debt-super-committee/"The bipartisan super committee created by the debt ceiling dea ... read more

Why Borrow When You Can Print Your Own Money?

( education / news / politics )
Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free? ... read more

Welfare For The Rich

( education / news / politics )
dailybail.com/home/matt-taibbi-the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-how-morgan-st.html ... read more

Mayors Of America Unite

( education / news / politics )
Mayors of America Unite to tell Obama and Congress: End the Wars and Keep The Money at Home."Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching sp ... read more

Life Behind Bars For Bernanke

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James Grant: Life Behind Bars For Bernanke — Home — The Daily Bail."Ben S. Bernanke doesn't know how lucky he is. Tongue-lashings from Bernie Sanders, the populist senator from Vermont, are one thing. The hangman's noo ... read more

Ellsberg: All The Crimes Nixon Committed Against Me Are Now Legal

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Ellsberg: All the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal"Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg said Tuesday that disgraced former Republican President Richard M. Nixon would admire Presid ... read more

Top 10 Corrupt Politicians Of 2010

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via Top 10 Corrupt Politicians of 2010  Economy Watch. "Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians. While there may be some surprises, readers will note that ... ... read more

This Can Be Our Moment

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"... we need to go on offense and make Wall Street pay for the trillions it stole from us." via This Can Be Our Moment ... read more

So That's What They Mean By The "war On Poverty"

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"Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month." So that's what they mean by the War on ... read more

The Skeleton Closet

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The Skeleton Closet.Good stuff! "All the Scandals on All the Candidates for President —Since 1995— Because character DOES matter. You've come to the right place for dirt, attitude and opinionated character reviews of all the presidential c ... read more

US Foreclosures In New Legal Trouble

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US foreclosures in new legal trouble.And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint:it's most of them)."Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not prove that th ... read more

Senate Bill 5... First They Came For The Trade Unionists

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The tyrants of the Left and Right like Stalin and Hitler had to destroy trade unionism in order to create totalitarian governments. Independent labor unions are an essential countervailing power in a democratic society. Unions allow people — be they police officers, firefighters, teachers, janitors, or auto workers — to organize and bar ... read more

Our Only Political Party Has Two Right Wings

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dailybail.com/home/gore-vidal-our-only-political-party-has-two-right-wings-one.html"Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out ... read more

US Officials Pushed Products Deemed Unsafe By China

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U.S. officials pushed products deemed unsafe by China"When it comes to protecting consumers, American politicians in China don't always practice what they preach, unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables show." ... read more

Homeland Security Claims The Right To Take Your Valuables

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via dinarvets.com/forums/index.php?/topic/52464-do-not-use-safety-deposit-boxes/#ixzz1CWy8y1SC "According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announc ... read more

Taxpayers Finance Pelosi's Lavish Hawaiian Farewell

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via judicialwatch.org/blog "Last Updated: Wed, 01/05/2011 - 12:24pm Reminiscent of the scandal in which she used military aircraft as her personal taxi, Nancy Pelosi stuck it to U.S. t ... read more

Decision To Seize Control Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

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via judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-asks-court-to-review-government-documents-on-decision-to-seize-control-of-fannie-mae-and- ... read more

Committee Will Not Punish Sen. Dodd For Corrupt Real Estate Deal

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from Senate Ethics Committee Will Not Punish Senator Dodd for Corrupt Real Estate Deal; Dismisses JW's Ethics Complaint "Judicial Watch, the ... read more

Feds Blow Off Recovering $643 Mil In Fraudulent Payments

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via judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/01/feds-blow-off-recovering-643-mil-in-fraudulent-payments/ "As if it weren't enraging enough that the U.S. government made $125 billion in faulty payments last year, a ne ... read more

TSA Persecutes Critics, Ignores Security Threats

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via judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/12/tsa-persecutes-critics-ignores-security-threats/ "While the Department of Homeland Security investigates a commercial airline pilot for exposing security flaws at a major U.S. ... read more

TSA Misses Guns, Bombs In Tests

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While the government agency responsible for securing the nations transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs regularly get past inept Homeland Security screeners.At major airports throughout the United States undercover agents have slipped a shocking number of weapons ... read more

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

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Last Updated: Wed, 12/29/2010 - 1:18pmDespite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after a three-hour domestic flight.The shameful gaffe is simply the latest of many for the b ... read more

Quantitative Easing Explained

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dailybail.com/home/absolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.html"The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views ... read more

GOP Taps 'Prince Of Pork' To Lead Spending Committee

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By Staff, Fox NewsDecember 10, 2010Republicans who captured the House last month in part on the strength of a promise to rein in government spending have tapped a veteran lawmaker known as the prince of pork to head the powerful House Appropriations Committee. And the decision's not sitting so well among some conser ... read more

A Sordid, Unethical Tale

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By Editorial Staff, New York Times December 6, 2010 The Department of Justice has ended a criminal investigation without making charges in the case of Senator John Ensign, his mistress and the conveniently doled-out political favors. ... read more

City Creates Alternate Banking System For Illegal Aliens

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While local governments work to curb the ravaging effect of illegal immigration, a major U.S. city is helping its undocumented aliens by creating an alternative banking system and giving them official government identification cards. The northern California city of Oakland will join a few other municipalities across the U.S. that giv ... read more

Stronger Magnifying Glass Needed

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Previous argument/post, continued: FIRST POINT OF VIEW: Yes, it's an excellent justification for not paying attention to what is going on in politics right now.I think W. proved very nicely that they are NOT all alike, and not making even a small effort to select who might be a little less worse is abdicating one's responsibility as a citi ... read more

Third World America, Here We Come?

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ONE POINT OF VIEW: Thanks to the Tea Party, and to all of you who voted to throw the bums out.We have far worse bums now. nytimes.com/2010/11/14/us/politics/14coats.html?r1 Third World America, here we come. SOMEONE'S RESPONSE: Good a ... read more

Is This Not Treason?

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By his own admission, Cantor appears to be a traitorous dumb ass: crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/his-own-standard-did-eric-cantor-just ... read more

In New Orleans Debate, Sen. Vitter Admits To Serious Sins

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via thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/126193-sen-vitter-admits-to-serious-sins-in-new-orleans-debate "By Sean J. Miller, The Hill, October 28, 2010 ... read more

Political Compass Test

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via politicalcompass.org/test ... read more

Election Guide For Election Haters

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freepress.org/departments/display/19/2010/3975 ... read more

Never Re-elect Anyone

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Fresh start! Reboot! Recycle! Whatever you want to call it. Sure, the 5% who are good will have to find a real job for 2-6 years, but they can run again next time. It'll keep them from screwing up the economy because they know they soon be back in it. It's the best way to stop the corruption, also known as cronyism. Government (especi ... read more

Quote Of The Day 2010/06/21

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"Watching Titanic the part where the ship is sinking is like watching the U.S. economy, where the rich conspire to sink as many of the poor as they possibly can." — Bill Holmes (yes, I thought this one up myself!) ... read more

Vote Out Anyone Who Supports These Bogus Wars

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These aren't wars for freedom. They're wars for resources, drugs and profit. It's war for the sake of war. I feel sorry for the troops, who are just political and corporate pawns. ... read more

Rep. Alan Grayson Introduces "the War Is Making You Poor" Act

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Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act May 21, 2010 - Uploaded by Alan Grayson Grayson v. Broun on the Constitution ... Watch the Speech the Republicans Don't Want You to See youtube.com/watch?vt0TtYQEDTo ... read more

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