Saturday, March 13, 2010

News - PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS STICKS IT TO THE 9/11 CRIMINALS

News - PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS STICKS IT TO THE 9/11 CRIMINALS: "There will always be Americans who will believe whatever the government tells them no matter how many times they know the government has lied to them."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Smoking Mirrors: Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred.

Smoking Mirrors: Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred.: "Border customs people smile at me and wave me through and that’s just how it’s been. It was never so in the US. Even at the airports it is nothing like the US. After my last visit to the land of the free, I decided not to return again and I generally stay out of airports altogether now. Trains and boats are fine and I’m not in a hurry. I have no schedule."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ACLU sues Corrections Corp. over ‘extraordinarily violent’ Idaho prison | Raw Story

ACLU sues Corrections Corp. over ‘extraordinarily violent’ Idaho prison | Raw Story

Reports: The book police are coming to get you | Raw Story

Reports: The book police are coming to get you | Raw Story: "KMGH in Denver reports that the arrest cost Hanson's family $460 in all -- $200 for bail, $200 to get his car out of the impound lot, and $60 for court costs. The city says it will reimburse the Hansons, and Littleton Mayor Doug Clark has announced a change in the city's policy, saying that 'we're not going to arrest people who don't return $30 DVDs.'"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NYT columnist peddles ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy | Raw Story

NYT columnist peddles ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy | Raw Story: "'My three cents,' began Andrew Sullivan, blogging for The Atlantic. '[No] president in the twentieth century did as much damage to this country as Bush: in terms of unfathomable debt, unwinnable wars, political cynicism, the dangerous fusion of politics and religion, the integration of torture into the DNA of America, the squandering of American soft and hard power, the lost years on non-carbon energy, the trashing of constitutional balance, and the immiseration of most ordinary Americans, he was a disaster. The only way in which Fish is correct is that the damage was so deep and so intractable that Obama, perforce, cannot undo it overnight and so cannot help but be tarred with its consequences, including a brutal recession."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar-winning film-makers deny ‘Japan-bashing’ | Raw Story

Oscar-winning film-makers deny ‘Japan-bashing’ | Raw Story: "'Jacques Cousteau said the educational benefit of watching a dolphin in captivity would be like learning about humanity only by watching prisoners in solitary confinement."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Exclusive: Famed NYT reporter tells Michael Moore capitalism driving humanity’s downfall | Raw Story

Exclusive: Famed NYT reporter tells Michael Moore capitalism driving humanity’s downfall | Raw Story: Quote from comments "Wake up America you have no country but you do have the rich and powerful corporate elite who owns you and your life. I feel so sorry for you because Americans are some of the nicest people in the world. However collectively America has this huge EGO that says we are the greatest and then they try to prove that by enforcing their beliefs on the rest of the world with there economics and military might."

OpEdNews - Article: Promoting Universal Health Care, Progressive's Really Big Mistake

OpEdNews - Article: Promoting Universal Health Care, Progressive's Really Big Mistake: "Well, let's do the math. Average western European or Canadian spends $3500 a year, over a 75-year lifespan that's in the neighborhood of quarter million dollars. The typical American outlays $7000 a year -- right there we could all be saving a cool few thousand a year if we went down the universal care path. Multiply the $7000 by 75 and that's about half a million over a life. In other words, for the privilege of living shorter lives Americans are literally being ripped off to the tune to a quarter of a million bucks that they could keep if only we did what the Europeans and Japanese are doing!"

Why Is Barack Obama Writing GOP Talking Points?

Why Is Barack Obama Writing GOP Talking Points?: "By suggesting that 'government bureaucrats' are no better than 'insurance company bureaucrats,' the president reinforces everything his Republican critics are saying. Republicans in the House and Senate argue that a 'government takeover of health care' would not do a thing to expand quality of care or to reduce costs. With his inept comparison, Obama says pretty much the same thing."