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Want the Most Pragmatic Way to Fix the American Democracy? Do This

Posted by on January 29, 2016 in Government, Politics with 36 Comments
Want the Most Pragmatic Way to Fix the American Democracy? Do This

Want to see the American democracy fixed? Electing Sen. Bernie Sanders may be the most pragmatic way to commence the fixing.

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How Corrupt Is Your Nation? Transparency International’s 2015 Report Maps Global Corruption Rates

Posted by on January 29, 2016 in Government with 40 Comments
How Corrupt Is Your Nation? Transparency International’s 2015 Report Maps Global Corruption Rates

No country is immune from corruption, the author weighs in on which countries are severely tarnished by corruption.

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Declassified Memo Proves the Pentagon NEVER Had Any Evidence of WMDs in Iraq

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 60 Comments
Declassified Memo Proves the Pentagon NEVER Had Any Evidence of WMDs in Iraq

Here is the utter deception carried out on the American people to support the invasion of Iraq, as a leaked classified report revealed that Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others knew almost nothing about any actual weapons or capabilities.

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Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as ‘Revolution’ Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa Caucus

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Government, Politics with 7 Comments
Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as ‘Revolution’ Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa Caucus

With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, Bernie Sanders is riding high, the author weighs in.

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The Top Six Global Threats the Presidential Candidates Are Never Asked About

Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Government, Politics with 4 Comments
The Top Six Global Threats the Presidential Candidates Are Never Asked About

From ‘the endless war’ to securing a real ‘energy security’ policy, Bacevich says “today’s crop of presidential candidates either are unable to grasp, cannot articulate, or choose to ignore those matters that shouldrightfully fall under a commander-in-chief’s purview.”

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Why Do All of the Pentagon’s ‘Successes’ in Iraq Look More Like Failures?

Why Do All of the Pentagon’s ‘Successes’ in Iraq Look More Like Failures?

By September 2012, after almost a decade at the task, the U.S. had allocated and spent nearly $25 billion on “training, equipping, and sustaining” the Iraqi security forces, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. In the end, the U.S. claimed to have trained roughly 950,000 members of the “steady,” “solid,” and well-trained Iraqi security forces.
And yet just two and a half years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, that same force collapsed in spectacular fashion to less than 31,000 ISIS militants (according to CIA estimates) and these forces reportedly were so frightened by 800 ISIS militants that they went running, leaving equipment and even their uniforms behind, thus handing over the second largest city in the country, Mosul.

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The Hypocrisy of Politicians With Armed Security-Who Wish it For No One Else

The Hypocrisy of Politicians With Armed Security-Who Wish it For No One Else

We’ve all heard this one: if a politician wants to disarm the public, he should give up his own security protection. See how he likes it. What is it about politicians that gives them a special right to have armed professionals stalk their perimeter and mumble into their collars?

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Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Government, Policies with 42 Comments
Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

In the face of such injustice, Allen Peake is a model of virtue among a cesspool of state corruption. He defies the unjust cannabis prohibition by bringing medical cannabis into Georgia from states where it is legal, such as Colorado.

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Devastating Deflation and Depression – Repeat of 2008 – Predicted by Davos Billionaire

Posted by on January 24, 2016 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 40 Comments
Devastating  Deflation and Depression – Repeat of 2008 – Predicted by Davos Billionaire

By Jeff Berwick|The DollarVigilante “We are repeating [the devastating deflation and depression of 2008],” Soros said during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in an interview with Bloomberg TV.  “The root cause of the crisis is different this time, however.  In 2008, it was the subprime crisis in America. This time, it is China and the deflationary forces […]

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TRUMP: Technocrats, Davos Globalists can’t stop talking about Trump

Posted by on January 24, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 13 Comments
TRUMP: Technocrats, Davos Globalists can’t stop talking about Trump

Donald Trump is gathering a great deal of support not despite his frequent change of focus and promises to defeat globalism, but because of them. He represents a candidate who is not

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How Rockefeller’s Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance & Agriculture

How Rockefeller’s Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance & Agriculture

From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is impossible to think of an area of our modern-day lives that is not affected by the petrochemical industry. The story of oil is the story of the modern world. And this is the story of those who helped shape that world, and how the oil-igarchy they created is on the verge of monopolizing life itself.

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NSA Director Finally Admits Encryption Is Needed to Protect Public’s Privacy

Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Government, Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 5 Comments
NSA Director Finally Admits Encryption Is Needed to Protect Public’s Privacy

Encryption, a security measure that makes data impossible to read without a secure code or password, has become an increasingly contentious subject for government agencies and private companies. While the likes of Apple, Android, and other technology companies maintain it is vital, the federal government has forcefully resisted. On Thursday, however, NSA Director Mike Rogers expressed his support for the security feature, drawing a clear line in the sand between federal intelligence and law enforcement.

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‘Huge Victory’: Walmart Illegally Fired Striking Workers, Judge Rules

Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 26 Comments
‘Huge Victory’: Walmart Illegally Fired Striking Workers, Judge Rules

In a “huge victory” for workers, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled Thursday that Walmart illegally fired 16 associates who took part in a 2013 strike outside the company’s headquarters and must offer to reinstate them.

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Why the TTIP Will Worsen Income Inequality

Posted by on January 21, 2016 in Government, Policies with 8 Comments
Why the TTIP Will Worsen Income Inequality

Corporate-friendly agreements like TTIP are nothing less than Robin Hood in reverse in which the wealth and power of the many is transferred to the elite few.

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With 29 Million American’s Uninsured, Sanders Proposes ‘Medicare for All’

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Government, Politics with 61 Comments
With 29 Million American’s Uninsured, Sanders Proposes ‘Medicare for All’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has a new plan to achieve the dream of countless Americans for nearly a century – healthcare coverage for everyone.

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