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How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Since 2001, when then US President George Bush announced his “War on Terror,” presidents and politicians both in the United States and among America’s allies, have repeated this phrase and have done their utmost to convince the public that indeed, the West was fighting a “War on Terror.” Yet there is something disturbingly ambiguous about what exactly the “War on Terror” consists of, who it’s being waged against and how it could ever possibly be brought to a successful conclusion.

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Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

“Voters will be looking to see if Trump breaks one of his top campaign promises by allowing Mulvaney to push his radical plan to cut Medicare and Social Security—and force millions of American seniors into poverty,” said Kait Sweeney, press secretary for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Any senator—Republican or Democrat—who sides with Mulvaney and Trump’s radical agenda that benefits bankers and billionaires at the expense of working families should expect fierce opposition in 2018 from Trump’s own voters.”

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A Psychological Portrait of President Trump

Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
A Psychological Portrait of President Trump

On the other heand, one could say that Trump’s psychological characteristics are consistent with a person with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), which is characterized by a pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others.

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US Soldiers Share the Truth About What “Fighting For Your Country” Actually Means

US Soldiers Share the Truth About What “Fighting For Your Country” Actually Means

I didn’t really understand what it meant to kill at first. It was horrible. The first time was horrible, the second time was horrible, the third time was numbing, the fourth time was numbing, but of course the first time sticks with you the longest.

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Protests Erupt as Longtime Arizona Resident and Mother Hauled Off in Deportation Van

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Protests Erupt as Longtime Arizona Resident and Mother Hauled Off in Deportation Van

Guadalupe García de Rayos, a decades-long resident of Phoenix, Arizona and mother of two, was unceremoniously arrested and hauled away in a deportation van late Wednesday, one of the first deportations of an undocumented immigrant with no violent record to occur under President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order. Rayos’ sudden arrest provoked outrage from local community members and rights advocates.

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First Amendment Under Siege As Another Journalist Is Arrested at Standing Rock

Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Censorship, Government with 0 Comments
First Amendment Under Siege As Another Journalist Is Arrested at Standing Rock

The DAPL continues to be in the news with reporter Jenni Monet and 76 protestors arrested.

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10 Terrifying Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Corruption, Government with 21 Comments
10 Terrifying Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

Conspiracy theorists are often mocked and called tin-foil hat wearing loonies, and sometimes the truth is even scarier than speculations and theories. These are the terrifying conspiracy theories that turned out to be true.

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Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘Is a Fraud’ Sending Nation in ‘Authoritarian Direction’

Posted by on February 6, 2017 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘Is a Fraud’ Sending Nation in ‘Authoritarian Direction’

“It is hard not to laugh,” Sanders said, “to see President Trump sitting alongside these Wall Street guys. This guy ran for the President of the United States saying, ‘I’m Donald Trump and I’m gonna take on Wall Street—these guys are getting away with murder…’ But suddenly he appoints all these billionaires; his major financial adviser comes from Goldman Sachs; and now he’s gonna dismantle legislation that protects consumers.”

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In Surprise Move, Trump Turns to Neutrality to Push Peace Between Israel, Palestine

Posted by on February 5, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
In Surprise Move, Trump Turns to Neutrality to Push Peace Between Israel, Palestine

A statement issued by the White House reads, in part: “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace,the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal.”

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‘Without Sufficient Intelligence,’ Trump Raid Kills Yemeni Children, US Service Member

Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
‘Without Sufficient Intelligence,’ Trump Raid Kills Yemeni Children, US Service Member

Fears over what the United States’ expansive War on Terror looks like with President Donald Trump at the helm were confirmed this week after a hastily-approved, dangerous ground assault resulted in the deaths of one U.S soldier and dozens of Yemeni civilians, including women and children. Quoting unnamed U.S. military officials, Reuters reported Wednesday that the covert operation was approved by the president “without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.” The U.K.-based humanitarian group Reprieve issued a statement saying it had “evidence that many as 23 civilians were killed in the US raid, including a newborn baby boy, and ten children.”

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Ron Paul: Trump’s Wall Won’t Fix Illegal Immigration, Ending The Drug War Will

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Trump’s Wall Won’t Fix Illegal Immigration, Ending The Drug War Will

Instead of the financial drain of building a wall, federal government should end the drug war – which obviously does not reduce demand or supply – and allow the economy to thrive from a free market. Colorado is demonstrating how legalizing cannabis can bring a massive economic boost. The legal market also brings reputable providers to the table who deliver safe, quality products. And, contrary to drug war propagandists, teen cannabis use is actually declining.

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Malala Responds To Trump’s Immigrant Ban With Heart-Wrenching Post

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Malala Responds To Trump’s Immigrant Ban With Heart-Wrenching Post

In uncertain times such as these, people are turning to the political and social figures they admire most and one of those figures is Malala Yousafzai, a teenager who has strongly advocated for education for girls in her native country, Pakistan. She has turned her voice into a global movement and supported education for women in all countries, and as a result was shot in the face by the Taliban when she was just 15 years old.

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Top Trump Aide Calls Environmental Movement ‘The Greatest Threat to Freedom and Prosperity in the Modern World’

Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Top Trump Aide Calls Environmental Movement ‘The Greatest Threat to Freedom and Prosperity in the Modern World’

Myron Ebell, who oversaw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) transition team before Trump’s inauguration, also strongly affirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to climate change denial, and promised that the U.S. would soon withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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Congresswoman Who Says U.S. Funds ISIS Just Got Back from Syria: Here’s What She Found

Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Congresswoman Who Says U.S. Funds ISIS Just Got Back from Syria: Here’s What She Found

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard: “My visit to Syria has made it abundantly clear: Our counterproductive regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people. As I visited with people from across the country, and heard heartbreaking stories of how this war has devastated their lives, I was asked, ‘Why is the United States and its allies helping al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups try to take over Syria? Syria did not attack the United States. Al-Qaeda did.’ I had no answer.”

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Think Refugees Are a Problem? Then You Need to Know How They Were Created

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Think Refugees Are a Problem? Then You Need to Know How They Were Created

While Trump uses refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations as a scapegoat for the inner turmoil facing the United States and other Western nations, his policies will only help exacerbate the refugee crisis – a crisis at least partly caused by the U.S.

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