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Don’t Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes – It Won’t Tell

Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Don’t Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes – It Won’t Tell

Year after year, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) declares the Pentagon budget to be un-auditable. In 2013, for example, the GAO found that the Pentagon consistently fails to control its costs, measure its performance, or prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Politico Poll 64% Believe America Is ‘Out of Control’

Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Politico Poll 64% Believe America Is ‘Out of Control’

An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are ‘out of control’ and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms,” reports Politico.

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Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics

Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics

U.S. pushing rules that ‘favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge,’ intellectual property expert says

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Critics to Obama: ‘Draconian Cuts’ Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Critics to Obama: ‘Draconian Cuts’ Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

With U.S. military spending at historic high, Obama slams ‘cuts’ as going too far

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House Votes To Audit The Fed… And Deregulate Wall Street

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
House Votes To Audit The Fed… And Deregulate Wall Street

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to audit the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, a broadly bipartisan call for financial reform that accompanied two other bipartisan votes providing government perks to Wall Street on everything from higher mortgage fees to speculation in securities markets.

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Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, Politics, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

The Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

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What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel. A comedic view of a common American reaction to questioning Israel’s military tactics.

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This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!

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Teenager Creates an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Teenager Creates an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians

Teenager Nick Rubin created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.”

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Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference

Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Government, Politics with 7 Comments
Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference

Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world’s largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates.

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Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.

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Ron Paul: Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Geopolitics, Politics, Videos, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?

Ron Paul: Because of the government’s foolish policy of foreign interventionism, the U.S. is faced with two equally stupid choices: either pour in resources to prop up an Iraqi government that is a close ally with Iran, or throw our support in with al-Qaeda in Iraq (as we have done in Syria). I say we must follow a third choice: ally with the American people and spend not one more dollar or one more life attempting to re-make the Middle East. Haven’t we have already done enough damage?

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Donors Beware: National Tea Party Groups May Not Be What They Seem

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Donors Beware: National Tea Party Groups May Not Be What They Seem

The six largest national Tea Party groups have spent more than $37.5 million on the mid-terms so far. However, only $7 million of the spent donations have actually gone directly to candidates. Where did the other $30.5 million go?

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Why the ‘Shocking’ Tea Party Victory Doesn’t Even Matter

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Why the ‘Shocking’ Tea Party Victory Doesn’t Even Matter

People are sick and tired of the usual suspects running the show, and Eric Cantor’s stunning loss was nothing more than an ‘anybody but the current guy’ vote.

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Putin ‘like Hitler’? How did Prince Charles get it so wrong?

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Putin ‘like Hitler’? How did Prince Charles get it so wrong?

Far from being ‘like Hitler’ as Prince Charles accuses, Putin is sober, cautious, defensive, a stickler for international law, determined to modernise Russia, and anxious to avoid military confrontation.

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