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10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

Posted by on December 24, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015. But that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So here are 10 reasons to feel good about 2015.

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Pentagon and NATO Encircle Russia & China (Project Censored #13)

Pentagon and NATO Encircle Russia & China (Project Censored #13)

In service of corporate capital and with vested interests in the regions’ natural resources, the Pentagon and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been encircling Russia and China with military bases and missile defense systems, Bruce K. Gagnon reported

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Fact Checkers: Donald Trump Literally Hasn’t Made One True Statement

Posted by on December 22, 2015 in Government, Politics with 265 Comments
Fact Checkers: Donald Trump Literally Hasn’t Made One True Statement

Trump could go down as the most pathologically dishonest political candidate in American history, which is impressive given our nation’s rich history of lying politicians.

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The Creeping Villainy of American Politics – Chris Hedges

Posted by on December 22, 2015 in Government, Politics with 4 Comments
The Creeping Villainy of American Politics – Chris Hedges

The heinous American politics is gradually fueling the Islamaphobia and anti-Muslim ‘virus’ from racist hatemongers. Chris Hedges weighs in on the issue.

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Watch This 1 Minute Video and You’ll Never Have to Watch a GOP Debate Ever Again

Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Government, Politics with 27 Comments
Watch This 1 Minute Video and You’ll Never Have to Watch a GOP Debate Ever Again

It seems ISIS and terrorism are the main talking points in the country, or so the GOP debates would make it appear. Read the commentary and watch the video to see what we mean

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Worst Anti-Privacy Bill Since the PATRIOT Act, Passes Hidden in a Budget Bill and Media is SILENT

Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Government, Internet Control, Politics with 4 Comments
Worst Anti-Privacy Bill Since the PATRIOT Act, Passes Hidden in a Budget Bill and Media is SILENT

Congress recently passed a $1.15 trillion dollar omnibus spending package to continue funding the federal Government. But hidden in the legislation is an extremely controversial cyber-security bill.

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Following Historic Vote, New Orleans to Remove Confederate Monuments

Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Government, Politics with 10 Comments
Following Historic Vote, New Orleans to Remove Confederate Monuments

The New Orleans City Council on Thursday cast a historic vote to remove four public monuments to Confederate leaders from city grounds, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu indicated that more statues could be cleared out in the future.

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Global Forced Displacement Tops 50 Million (Project Censored #14)

Global Forced Displacement Tops 50 Million (Project Censored #14)

On World Refugee Day 2014, the global total of people who had undergone forced displacement was the highest on record since World War II. A Global Trends report compiled by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) established a figure of 51.2 million globally displaced people at the end of 2013, an increase of six million from 45.2 million in 2012.

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What Trump’s Bullying & Popularity Says About Us & What Real Leadership Looks Like

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Government, Politics with 91 Comments
What Trump’s Bullying & Popularity Says About Us & What Real Leadership Looks Like

Bullying and name-calling are frowned upon in most primary schools, but apparently not in the current American presidential race. Republican candidate, Donald Trump, continues to make increasingly immature comments about his opponents without the slightest hint of backlash. What does his popularity say about us, the voting public?

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Gun violence: What Would a Real Campaign Against It Look Like?

Posted by on December 13, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 5 Comments
Gun violence: What Would a Real Campaign Against It Look Like?

To really control gun violence requires a clear analysis of ALL incidents, where they happen, common elements, and causes. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek expose of governments choosing specific incidents to advance government agenda, and totally disregarding what will identify the TRUE causes of the majority of gun violence. A great expose of the REAL issues.

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Jon Stewart Shames These Politicians for Taking Away 9/11 Health Benefits (Video)

Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 28 Comments
Jon Stewart Shames These Politicians for Taking Away 9/11 Health Benefits (Video)

Jon Stewart came back to the Daily Show for the first time since August to bring our attention to a political tragedy: U.S. politicians are taking away 911 responder benefits after claiming they’d “never be forgotten.” Many are now sick from the substances they inhaled at ground zero.

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Trump Calls for “Closing the Internet,” Says Believing in Freedom of Speech is “Foolish”

Posted by on December 10, 2015 in Government, Politics with 156 Comments
Trump Calls for “Closing the Internet,” Says Believing in Freedom of Speech is “Foolish”

Only hours after calling for a “total and complete ban on Muslims entering the United States,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that America should also consider “closing the Internet up in some way,” as a means of fighting the Islamic State.

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Trump Calls to Ban Muslim Immigration and 8 Other Absurd Reactions to CA Shooting

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Government, Politics with 138 Comments
Trump Calls to Ban Muslim Immigration and 8 Other Absurd Reactions to CA Shooting

It’s hard to believe that Presidential candidate Donald Trump actually thinks banning all Muslim immigration is a solution to the murderous actions of a tiny few, but there’s even more silly commentary about the San Bernadino shootings coming from the right wing. Read it and laugh? Weep? Or just just shake your head.

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5 Outrageously Expensive and Useless Defense Projects We’re All Paying for

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Government, Military, Politics with 12 Comments
5 Outrageously Expensive and Useless Defense Projects We’re All Paying for

Want to see where BILLIONS of your tax dollars are being wasted? Read this.

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US Military Is Sexually Assaulting Colombian Children (Project Censored #16)

US Military Is Sexually Assaulting Colombian Children (Project Censored #16)

According to an 800-page report commissioned by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), US military personnel raped at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007. Adriaan Alsema, writing for Colombia Reports, was first to report the story in the English-language press on March 23, 2015.

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