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Thievery: How Congress Keeps Stealing From Our Retirement Benefits and Social Safety Net

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Thievery: How Congress Keeps Stealing From Our Retirement Benefits and Social Safety Net

Congress has a nasty habit that’s not going away. It has been stealing a few billion here and a few billion there from earned retirement and safety net payments, overlooking whether those benefits have been promised or are even sufficient. Military pensions, unemployment, disability and Social Security are all targets.

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Marianne Williamson Discusses Her Congressional Campaign and Why the System Needs Reform

Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Marianne Williamson Discusses Her Congressional Campaign and Why the System Needs Reform

Marianne Williamson discusses her congressional campaign and why the political system needs reform of the heart and mind in this uncensored interview with Sean Stone on Buzzsaw. She outlines her goals for public office, the label of “new age,” running as an independent, and the dark lessons of the 1960’s in this full length discussion.

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MUST SEE: Judge Jeanine Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton Over Benghazi

Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Politics with 1 Comment
MUST SEE: Judge Jeanine Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton Over Benghazi

With this week’s issuance of the bipartisan investigation report on Benghazi, a raging Judge Jeanine Pirro confronts Hillary Clinton, head-on, for Clinton’s duplicity and negligence as Secretary of State.

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Obama’s NSA Reforms Are “A Bouquet of Roses” to the Intelligence Agencies; Julian Assange Responds To NSA Reforms Speech

Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Obama’s NSA Reforms Are “A Bouquet of Roses” to the Intelligence Agencies; Julian Assange Responds To NSA Reforms Speech

Earlier today, President Obama outlined reforms of America’s controversial surveillance tactics – which had ensnared millions of people’s phone calls, texts and emails around the globe. After praising the NSA and its importance to security, he admitted it made mistakes in its collection of private data. President Obama also asked the Congress to establish an independent privacy defender in the federal courts, to increase the supervision of intelligence work. Michael Ratner: By portraying NSA surveillance as “patriotic,” President Obama ignores the violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. Julian Assange: This president has been dragged kicking and screaming to today’s address. He’s been very reluctant to make any concrete reforms. Unfortunately today, we also see very few concrete reforms…

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Nigel Farage: We Are Now Run By Big Business, Big Banks and Big Bureaucrats

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Nigel Farage: We Are Now Run By Big Business, Big Banks and Big Bureaucrats

Nigel Farage, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 15 January 2014. Farage: “We are run now by big business, big banks, and in the shape of Mr Barroso, big bureaucrats.”

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The Destabilization of Iraq: Mission Accomplished – Abby Martin Interview with Eugene Puryear

Posted by on January 15, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
The Destabilization of Iraq: Mission Accomplished – Abby Martin Interview with Eugene Puryear

Abby Martin speaks with ANSWER Coalition coordinator Eugene Puryear about the deadly state of Iraq, highlighting the ongoing wave of violence and instability that’s plagued the city of Fallujah for decades. Puryear: “I think the key factor that we have to mention is that the occupation of Iraq by the United States fundamentally destabilized the country.

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NSA Snooping Fails To Prevent Terrorist Attacks According To Watchdog Group

Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA Snooping Fails To Prevent Terrorist Attacks According To Watchdog Group

The US National Security Agency has gone to staggering lengths to hoard the private data of millions of people. But all that effort seems to have been in vain. An independent study now suggests that information has simply failed to produce actionable results in averting terrorist attacks.

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Guantanamo Bay in 54 Seconds: What Every American Should Know

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Guantanamo Bay in 54 Seconds: What Every American Should Know

January 11, 2014 marked the 12th anniversary of a U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay (aka Gitmo).

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The Monster That Eats the World’s Environment, Screws Up Its Economies, and Spews Violence On Every Continent

Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Politics with 1 Comment
The Monster That Eats the World’s Environment, Screws Up Its Economies, and Spews Violence On Every Continent

Only the American people have the power to stop The Imperial Machine – the monster that eats the world’s environment, screws up its economies, and spews violence on every continent. And for that to happen the American people have to lose their deep-seated, quasi-religious belief in “American Exceptionalism”.

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After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP

Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Politics with 1 Comment
After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP

Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would be an unmitigated disaster for everything from the environment to internet freedom and working families. The legislation is being advanced despite broad opposition from within Capitol Hill as well as social justice, labor, and environmental organizations.

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Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: ‘Pure Savagery’

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: ‘Pure Savagery’

As Congress decides this week whether to re-institute emergency jobless benefits for millions of Americans and closes in on negotiations for a Farm Bill that could see billions of dollars cut out of food stamp programs, renowned activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky summed up the state of American politics in an interview Thursday in two words: “pure savagery.”

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No-Brainer Course In Derailing The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
No-Brainer Course In Derailing The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Like Spider Man trying to stop a train from going over with nothing but his strength and shooting threads; we are going to need all the Web we can get to stop the fast-tracking Trans-Pacific Partnership from running over us. Perhaps more aptly, it is a tangled web we’ll be left trapped in as prey if we do nothing.

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U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Shambles

Posted by on January 8, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Shambles

If you haven’t noticed, American foreign policy is a shambles. Iraq and Afghanistan are engulfed in violence, and their corrupt, authoritarian governments are objects of suspicion and hatred. The suggestion that U.S. forces could make things better only shows how out of touch people in Washington can be.

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National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Authorizes Cyber Warfare Against American Citizens

National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Authorizes Cyber Warfare Against American Citizens

The NDAA contains a number of highly questionable sections that run contrary to the principles articulated in the United States Constitution. Specifically, language contained in the bill appears to authorize cyber warfare operations against the American people.

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Three Hearings, Nine Hours, and One Accurate Statement: Why Congress Must Begin a Full Investigation into NSA Spying

Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Three Hearings, Nine Hours, and One Accurate Statement: Why Congress Must Begin a Full Investigation into NSA Spying

Something is very wrong when Congress and the public learn more about the NSA’s activities from newspaper leaks than from the Senate and House intelligence committees. The committees are supposed to oversee the intelligence community activities on behalf of the public. It’s time for Congress to reassert its oversight role and begin a full-scale investigation into the NSA’s surveillance and analytic activities.

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