America In Decline: The Soul Crushing Despair Of Lowered Expectations
Millions of Americans are suffering from deep depression because they can't find jobs. Many of them are sitting at home right now blankly starting at their television screens as they wonder why nobody wants to hire them. Some have been unemployed for years and have sent out thousands upon thousands of resumes.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
International - Christopher Thornton - Photos From the Iran You Don't See on TV - The Atlantic: The version of Iran that Americans see in the media can certainly seem like a frightening, hostile place: stern mullahs, clandestine nuclear programs, angry (if often staged) anti-American protests. Yet Iran seen first-hand is very different, and much friendlier. Approximately half of Iranians are willing to tell pollsters they hold a favorable view of Americans, but when visiting the country it seems like many more share that view.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
OpEdNews - Article: Sorting Out the Facts about Iran: But a fact-checking problem is that no senior Iranian official has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, Dan Meridor, who is also Israel's minister of intelligence and atomic energy, reluctantly conceded the point during an interview with Aljazeera on April 14. Meridor agreed that Iranian leaders "didn't say, 'We'll wipe Israel out.'"
THE ANNEXATION OF BAHRAIN TO SAUDI ARABIA? The Plan of the Saudi-Bahrain Merger: The recently declared plan by the members of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to annex the soil of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and form a greater Arab union has attested to the fact that the tyrannical and merciless rulers of Arab sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf are still obliviously living in the colonial era, dating back to the early 1550s, when the world's major colonial powers relied on the power of arms and ammunitions to conquer and attain new territories and put the rivals' nose out of joint in a conspicuous show-off of muscle-flexing.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Obama Uses Myths About Vietnam to Silence Anti-War Protest Today | | AlterNet: In the face of such data, why would the current president nonetheless repeat the apocryphal myth about spat-on Vietnam veterans? Because — facts be damned — it serves a purpose: to suppress protest and perpetuate the ideology of militarism.
Quebec's Fight Is Our Fight: The Quebec government, which like the United States' security and surveillance state is deaf to the pleas for justice and fearful of widespread unrest, has reacted by trying to stamp out the rebellion. It has arrested hundreds of protesters.
Quebec's Fight Is Our Fight: f these mass protests fail, opposition will inevitably take a frightening turn. The longer we endure political paralysis, the longer the formal mechanisms of power fail to respond, the more the extremists on the left and the right—those who venerate violence and are intolerant of ideological deviations—will be empowered. Under the steady breakdown of globalization, the political environment has become a mound of tinder waiting for a light.
Commentary: State Dept. promotes freedom abroad but supresses whistleblower here | McClatchy: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forcefully intervened recently on behalf of Chen Guancheng, the blind Chinese dissident, who has been hounded by his government for criticizing official policy. It's too bad she won't afford the same consideration to the employees of her own department.
High school atheist scores graduation ceremony victory | The Raw Story: A Texas high school will not be including a convocation prayer in its graduation ceremony this year, breaking with a 100-year tradition as old as the school itself. Mark Reyes, the valedictorian at Poteet High School in Poteet, Texas, has asked that the school observe the separation of church and state and not include a prayer in the ceremony.