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Obama Awarded JFK Medal of Courage After 8 Years of Drone Bombings

Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Awarded JFK Medal of Courage After 8 Years of Drone Bombings

Obama’s ended up being the first president in U.S. history to be at war for the entire duration of his presidency, averaging a whopping 72 bombs a day dropped on foreign countries, most of which were majority Muslim nations. “Every Tuesday — reported the New York Times — he personally selected those who would be murdered by mostly hellfire missiles fired from drones. Weddings, funerals, shepherds were attacked, along with those attempting to collect the body parts festooning the “terrorist target”. A leading Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, estimated, approvingly, that Obama’s drones killed 4,700 people. “Sometimes you hit innocent people and I hate that,” he said, but we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al Qaeda.”” ~John Pilger

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Congresswoman Proposes Unthinkable Solution To Refugee Crisis: “Stop Arming Terrorists”

Posted by on March 5, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Congresswoman Proposes Unthinkable Solution To Refugee Crisis: “Stop Arming Terrorists”

In a press conference this week, Gabbard called on President Trump to “end the regime change in Syria,” adding that this is what is causing the refugee crisis. “The most important question is, how do we address the cause of these people fleeing their homes,” Gabbard stated before pointing to a bill that she’s submitted to Congress this year that would help solve this problem.

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Spain Sets Massive Precedent – Charges Its Central Bankers in Court

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Spain Sets Massive Precedent – Charges Its Central Bankers in Court

First, Iceland, and now Spain has taken on the Big Bankers responsible for financial calamity, as the country’s highest national court charged the former head of Spain’s central bank, a market regulator, and five other banking officials over a failed bank leading to the loss of millions of euros for smaller investors.

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A Look Back At A Sad, Sorry Week in Liberty

Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
A Look Back At A Sad, Sorry Week in Liberty

People are cheerleading for the same oppressive state that created the problems to begin with.

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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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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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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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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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7 Things That Trump Did During His First Week As US President

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
7 Things That Trump Did During His First Week As US President

As the first week of Donald Trump’s time as president draws to a close, many are trying to fathom how one man can generate so much attention and controversy in such a small space of time. From executive orders to personal tweets, the world has watched President Trump carry out many plans that he had previously promised, and others that he hadn’t. Here is a list of all of the important decisions that Trump has put in place during his first week as US President.

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Following Trump’s “Utterly Alarming” DAPL Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns

Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Following Trump’s “Utterly Alarming” DAPL Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns

Trump’s memorandum calls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider conducting a full environmental assessment of the pipeline. The assessment is already underway after being ordered by President Barack Obama. Withdrawing from the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is “arbitrary and without justification,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault III wrote. “[T]he law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply by the president’s whim.”

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Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

“Trump clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing,” said 350.org executive director May Boeve. “Indigenous peoples, landowners, and climate activists did everything in our power to stop Keystone XL and Dakota Access, and we’ll do it again. These orders will only reignite the widespread grassroots opposition to these pipelines and other dirty energy projects. Trump is about to meet the fossil fuel resistance head on.”

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As Trump Takes Power, Politicians Around the US Move to Make Protesting Illegal

Posted by on January 22, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
As Trump Takes Power, Politicians Around the US Move to Make Protesting Illegal

As the week comes to an end, it becomes apparent that dissent is being criminalized not only nationwide but on multiple fronts. Increased regulations are appearing that limit the public spaces that can be lawfully occupied in protest. Meanwhile, legislation is also being introduced to increase the negative consequences for newly unlawful protests. Should more states follow suit with Indiana, demonstrators will soon find themselves paradoxically protesting for their right to protest at all.

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