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Prominent Liberal Unearths Evidence of New World Order

Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Corruption with 1 Comment
Prominent Liberal Unearths Evidence of New World Order

Prominent liberal blogger Matt Stoller has unearthed fascinating evidence for a new world order of sorts. Stoller’s entire article at Salon is a must-read. Here are the highlights…

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The Business of America is War

Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
The Business of America is War

Combat is commerce; war and capitalism are exploitative transactions; war is great for business; superpatriotism props up the increasingly profitable military-industrial complex; U.S. ‘warriors’ are prepackaged commodities in the industry of war. Ret. USAF officer William Astore analyzes the phenomenon of war as business and how this conceptualization affects all of us.

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World Health Organization Covers Up Iraq War Crimes – Abby Martin

Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Corruption with 1 Comment
World Health Organization Covers Up Iraq War Crimes – Abby Martin

Abby Martin calls attention to the gross underestimation of Iraq War casualties, and calls out the WHO over a report that blatantly covers up the connection between the use of depleted uranium by occupation forces and congenital birth defects among Iraqis.

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The Media — An Excerpt From Mass Control and The Redefinition of Freedom

Written by on October 22, 2013 in Corporate Controlled Media, Corruption with 4 Comments
The Media — An Excerpt From Mass Control and The Redefinition of Freedom

By Omar Cherif According to this article in Business Insider’s The Wire, in 1983, 90% of American media was owned by 50 companies; by 2011 and through relentless mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, the same 90% became controlled by six Major Corporations which dominate most of what Americans and the rest of the world read, see, […]

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Report: Nearly 500,000 Dead from US Invasion of Iraq

Posted by on October 16, 2013 in Corruption with 1 Comment
Report: Nearly 500,000 Dead from US Invasion of Iraq

A newly released study by American, Canadian and Iraqi researchers concludes that the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq has resulted in nearly half a million deaths.

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In Big Win for Defense Industry, U.S. Rolls Back Limits on Arms Exports

Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
In Big Win for Defense Industry, U.S. Rolls Back Limits on Arms Exports

The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world’s conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions. The shift is part of a larger administration initiative to update the arms export process, which many acknowledge needed to be streamlined. But critics of the move to Commerce say that decision has been overly driven by the interests of defense manufacturers.

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The Folly of Empire

Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 1 Comment
The Folly of Empire

By Chris Hedges. The last days of empire are carnivals of folly. We are in the midst of our own, plunging forward as our leaders court willful economic and environmental self-destruction. Sumer and Rome went down like this. So did the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires. Men and women of stunning mediocrity and depravity led the monarchies of Europe and Russia on the eve of World War I.

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Corporations Ask to Write their Own Regulations via “Trade” Deal

Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Corruption with 0 Comments
Corporations Ask to Write their Own Regulations via “Trade” Deal

(Eyes on Trade/PublicCitizen)

The New York Times has just reported that European government officials have been taking pains to entertain corporations’ deregulatory demands for the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). The European Commission appears to have mistakenly released minutes of confidential government meetings held with U.S. and European corporations to see how their priorities could shape the proposed U.S.-EU deal. This may not come as a shock to those in the U.S. who know that the Obama administration has been regularly soliciting private advice on both TAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) from about 600 corporate trade “advisors” who are granted privileged access to negotiators and secretive trade texts.

But the just-released minutes of the meetings between EU officials and U.S. and European corporate heads (among other documents unearthed by Corporate Europe Observatory and the New York Times) reveal the incredible extent to which corporations are pushing for TAFTA to rewrite health, environmental, financial and other safeguards to be more convenient to industry interests.

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Chemistry Equations: the Pious Virtuosos of Violence

Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Chemistry Equations: the Pious Virtuosos of Violence

As we all know, the use of chemical weapons is the most heinous crime that can be committed by a brutal, aggressive government: a brazen act of state terror, an offense against all humanity. Those who perpetrate such actions put themselves beyond the pale; indeed, they rank themselves with Hitler himself, as a succession of America’s highest officials has pointed out in recent weeks.

As both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have said so eloquently, those responsible for such a crime must be punished. To look away from such an atrocity, to fail to hold those responsible to account would be, as these eminent statesmen tell us, a crime in itself, tantamount to ignoring the Holocaust or the massacres in Rwanda.

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Thank You for Your Service (book review)

Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 2 Comments
Thank You for Your Service (book review)

Finkel, a reporter with The Washington Post, attends to what he calls the “after war.” His concern is with the soldiers who return from the war zone bearing wounds—and with the loved ones on whom those wounds also become imprinted. Above all, he is concerned with wounds that may not be fully visible—the roughly half-million younger veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury or related conditions. Make that a half-million and counting.

To translate this disturbing statistic into flesh and blood, Finkel checks in on some of the soldiers featured in his previous book. What he finds is anger, anxiety, shame, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, self-abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse and suicidal tendencies, sometimes acted on, sometimes not. Shouting matches, crying jags and bizarre behavior along with guns and two-pack-a-day smoking habits abound, but not much in the way of useful therapy.

Apart from an astonishing facility for prescribing medication—one of Finkel’s protagonists is “taking forty-three pills a day for pain, for anxiety, for depression, for nightmares”—the army has made little apparent headway in caring for this torrent of tormented souls. To judge from Finkel’s description, assistance rendered has been erratic, bureaucratic and ineffective, with soldiers not so much treated as processed.

An institution designed to dole out death and destruction possesses little inherent aptitude for dealing with severe psychological or emotional distress. Why should we be surprised? Testifying to that lack of aptitude, the number of soldiers taking their own lives has reached epidemic proportions.

The hackneyed phrase providing a title for Finkel’s fine book exquisitely captures the hypocrisy pervading the deeply perverse and thoroughly dishonest relationship between soldiers and society. The travails of those whose suffering he recounts give us a glimpse of the costs incurred and of who pays them.

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Lori Wallach Truthdigs the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 0 Comments

As far as our most informed observers can tell, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a package deal aimed at embedding a slew of pro-corporate policies, which have proven unpopular with publics worldwide, into the legal constitutions of member countries, including the United States. It would precisely cancel every piece of legislation written to protect people and ecosystems from the ferocious appetites of industrial finance capitalism.

In other words, the deal would create a legal means for businesses to attack and subvert government. The new laws would be enforceable by what Wallach describes as “the very controversial investor-state system, which empowers individual corporations to directly sue governments—not in our courts, but in extrajudicial tribunals where three corporate attorneys act as ‘judges,’ and these guys rotate between being the judge and being the guys suing the government for the corporation.” The penalty for breaking the laws (in potentially many instances, remember, for the sake of protecting the public) amounts to another opportunity for companies to make money.

Remarkably for the degree of corporate intrusion into politics, even members of Congress have been kept in the dark about the details of the deal. (That tells us the agreement is not being written by legislators, but dark hands moving in the world of business.)

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World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 8 Comments
World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet.
The goal is control. They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns. Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that our system works.

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Jesse Ventura Reveals Shocking JFK Info in New Book “They Killed Our President”

Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Corruption with 0 Comments
Jesse Ventura Reveals Shocking JFK Info in New Book “They Killed Our President”

Jesse Ventura talks with Alex Jones about Jesse’s new book titled “They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JKF.” Jessie and Alex reveal quite a bit about the JFK assassination and more in this compelling interview.

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Mind Control and the New World Order

Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Corruption with 0 Comments
Mind Control and the New World Order

The MK-ULTRA program was instituted on 13 April 1953 by CIA Director Allen Dulles, ostensibly to counter the brainwashing techniques of American prisoners being held by the North Koreans during the Korean War, and to duplicate those techniques on enemy prisoners, i.e. the creation of “Manchurian Candidates.” This was the claim used to obtain funding for the project. However, the Prisoner of War brainwashing program was just the tip of the iceberg, and the CIA-sponsored experiments ventured far and wide into areas of Mind Control under the aegis of MK-ULTRA that had little or nothing to do with methods of interrogation.

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The Final Battle for the Control of the New Financial System: Will the Resistance Win the Financial War?

Written by on September 23, 2013 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption, Economy with 1 Comment
The Final Battle for the Control of the New Financial System: Will the Resistance Win the Financial War?

The battle for the future of humanity is not only focused on freedom and liberty, but is heavily concentrated on the financial war for the control of the new financial system. Ever since the Federal Reserve (Fed) was established in 1913, the banksters (high level bankers who pull the strings of politicians and authorities) have slowly used this central bank to control the US and its citizens. They did such an excellent job of controlling and stealing from the American people that they got away with stealing 15 plus trillion dollars. Controlling the US financial system is critical for controlling the world since the dollar is the world’s reserve currency; therefore, it has a lot of purchasing power.

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