Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ron Paul: "We Will Default Because The Debt Is Unsustainable"

Ron Paul: "We Will Default Because The Debt Is Unsustainable"

If you care about America at all, you'll really want to hear Ron Paul speak for 5 minutes about the national debt; what they are doing about it, and what they should be doing about it.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Leviathan’s Lies

Leviathan’s Lies By James Bovard

Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics, John J. Mearsheimer, Oxford University Press, 160 pages

"This new book by John Mearsheimer, coauthor of the courageous masterpiece The Israel Lobby, is a step toward remedying the academy and media’s disregard of political perfidy. Mearsheimer “concentrates on lies that are told in the service of the national interest.


The Washington Post and the New York Times made it easy for Bush to con the nation into an unnecessary war against Arabs."


Thursday, July 14, 2011

By 2021 The US Government Will Be Paying 1.1 Trillion In Interest Alone

Debt Ceiling: By 2021 The US Government Will Be Paying 1.1 Trillion In Interest Alone By mc.murphy

"Raise the Debt Ceiling? Just like that? No ending of wars, downsizing Pentagon, no nationalizing of TBTF banks and corporations, no Tobin Tax, no 60% tax on capital gains; just the sucking sound of jobs moving East and South, the dismantling of the social safety net, and privatization of the commons towards a tollbooth economy for the top1%. Brilliant!"

Staggering Price Tag for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars CAS prof estimates U.S. cost at $4 trillion By Susan Seligson


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We live in very frightening times

Tonight Tens Of Thousands Of Formerly Middle Class Americans Will Be Sleeping In Their Cars by The Economic Collapse
"We live in very frightening times.

Poverty is absolutely exploding in America. The number of Americans that are going to food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% since 2006. There are 44 million Americans on food stamps. If it was not for measures like these, the streets of America would be filled with destitute people.

Things are tough out there and they are about to get tougher.

At the beginning of next year, the extended unemployment benefits that have been helping the unemployed during this economic downturn will expire. Up to now, many unemployed Americans have been able to enjoy up to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. Now that is coming to an end."

New Brown University Report Pegs The Real Cost Of Current Wars At $4 Trillion

It is absolutely amazing that the cause and effect of our economic plight are so disconnected.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Fixing the economy

Class War Without Mercy By GREGORY ELICH

"In the U.S., the top one percent of the population rakes in almost a quarter of the national income and enjoys 40 percent of the wealth. That class sees this as a problem. It is not enough.

For ordinary workers, the recession brought only economic hardship. But for corporate America, it meant one thing: opportunity. This is the chance to permanently mold the economy into something approximating the Third World model: vast wealth and privilege for those at the top, and unemployment, falling wages, and inadequate or nonexistent social services for the rest of society."


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Geithner says hard times to continue ... for a long time

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) says many Americans will face hard times for a long time to come.

This is a particularly candid forthcoming, and a larger then expected "bite size" piece of information about our upcoming "hard times" (his words). Perhaps a wave of these "hard times" is going to be hitting sooner then most people expect?

It is so sad to see - and now to start living through - the damage that gang has wrought on America.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Why is America's economy in so much trouble?

The Eight Outrageous Costs Of The War On Terror by Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles B. Stockdale

"For the first time in U.S. history, America is fighting wars — in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan — funded almost entirely by U.S. government borrowing. This is according to Catherine Lutz, Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Brown University, and author of a new study on the $4 trillion cost of the war on terror."

But that's not going to stop them:

House boosts military budget in time of austerity By Donna Cassata, Associated Press

"Money for the Pentagon and the nation's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is proving largely immune from the budget-cutting that's slamming other government agencies in the rush to bring down the deficit."


Friday, July 8, 2011

Middle East lies - now it's Syria

Syria: Lybia 2.0? It looks more likely by the day by Madison Ruppert

"As I have covered in my previous articles, the immense NATO bombing campaign, which has already resulted in the deaths of innocent Libyan civilians, was also based on several falsified or exaggerated incidents. We are also being fed a misrepresentation of how the Libyan people feel about Gaddafi


The highly biased, cherry-picked information that is presented by the Western media paints a completely inaccurate picture of the events in Syria, just like the selective data we are given regarding Libya. There are so many unanswered questions and falsifications that believing the Western media’s portrayal of the uprising in Syria is near impossible for anyone who reads news that isn’t spoon-fed to them by the special interest media."

No More Privacy: Smart Meters Are Surveillance Devices by The American Dream
"But of course the biggest issue with smart meters is how they will strip us of our privacy.

The concern is that the incredibly detailed data that these surveillance devices collect will be given or sold to a vast array of third parties.

For example, smart meters are already being used by police to bust marijuana growers.

It is also feared that insurance companies, credit agencies, lawyers, marketing firms and even criminals will be able to get their hands on this data as well."


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Where's the American economy headed?

Wealth in America By MICHAEL BRENNER

"So the greatest wealth transfer in America history goes on – into the bank accounts of the nation's 2% upper crust from the increasingly threadbare pockets of the lower 85% - to the sounds of silence."

Brzezinski: Middle Class Unrest To Hit U.S. by Paul Joseph Watson

16 Reasons To Feel Really Depressed About The Direction That The Economy Is Headed The American Dream July 7, 2011

Austerity Riots - A Glimpse Of America's Future? The American Dream ... Waking People Up And Getting Them To Realize That The American Dream Is Quickly Becoming The American Nightmare


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fox propaganda, what's with the pills?, cost of war

14 Propaganda Techniques Fox 'News' Uses to Brainwash Americans By Cynthia Boaz
"Take the fact Americans now spend on average about 50 hours a week using various forms of media, while at the same time cultural literacy levels hover just above the gutter


Take the enormous amount of misinformation that is taken for truth by Fox audiences: the belief that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and that he was in on 9/11, the belief that climate change isn't real and/or man-made, the belief that Barack Obama is Muslim and wasn't born in the United States, the insistence that all Arabs are Muslim and all Muslims are terrorists, the inexplicable perceptions that immigrants are both too lazy to work and are about to steal your job. All of these claims are demonstrably false, yet Fox News viewers will maintain their veracity with incredible zeal. Why? Is it simply that we have lost our respect for knowledge?

My curiosity about this question compelled me to sit down and document the most oft-used methods by which willful ignorance has been turned into dogma by Fox News and other propagandists disguised as media. The techniques I identify here also help to explain the simultaneously powerful identification the Fox media audience has with the network, as well as their ardent, reflexive defenses of it."

Drug Company Profiteering, Pill Mills and Thousands of Addicts: How Oxycontin Has Spread Through America By Kristen Gwynne

"Of all the prescription pills people used – Xanax, Klonopin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderrall, Rittalin, Codeine – OxyContin, the brand name for slow-release oxycodone, is king. The most potent painkiller of its class (opioids like codeine, Percocet and Vicodin), Oxys are what you graduate to. Being hooked on percs wouldn’t make sense. Eventually, as tolerance increases and more pills are needed (not just to get high but to avoid withdrawal) Oxys seem like the way to go."

$4.4 Trillion, 225,000 Dead: Forget the Spin, This Is What War Really Costs

by AFP


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Libya: "It’s about oil and reshaping African and the Middle East"

Libya's Neighbors Prepare for NATO's Boots, Libya's Neighbors Prepare for NATO's Boots, Countdown to Invasion by Franklin Lamb

"It’s about oil and reshaping African and the Middle East"

Read this excellent piece on Franklin Lamb's experience in Tripoli.