Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Paul Craig Roberts: 2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse

Paul Craig Roberts: 2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse: "For a person who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1961, a year in which the class ring showed the same date right side up or upside down, the 21st century was a science fiction concept associated with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” To us George Orwell’s 1984 seemed so far in the future we would never get there. Now it is 30 years in the past."

Monday, December 30, 2013

Burn the Fucking System to the Ground | Popehat

Burn the Fucking System to the Ground | Popehat: "I'm a good judge" … said by government employee and judge Gisele Pollack who, it seems, sentenced people to jail because of their drug use…while she, herself, was high on drugs.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Six Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated by the Food Industry

Six Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated by the Food Industry: "The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—"forget it's an animal" says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward animals, workers and the environment at the same time it harms humans who eat the products. Factory farming even damages the economy thanks to meat-related obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and greedy, short-sighted land-use policies."

Monday, December 23, 2013

Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished - The Washington Post

Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished - The Washington Post: "Edward Joseph Snowden emerged at the appointed hour, alone, blending into a light crowd of locals and tourists. He cocked his arm for a handshake, then turned his shoulder to indicate a path. Before long he had guided his visitor to a secure space out of public view."

Sea Shepherd Australia - Operation Relentless - The Lives We Save | Captain's Blogs | Blogs | Relentless

Sea Shepherd Australia - Operation Relentless - The Lives We Save | Captain's Blogs | Blogs | Relentless: "I'm often asked what drives and motivates me to keep returning to the Antarctic, year after year, to prevent the brutal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. What I've come to realize is that it isn't so much a question of what drives me, but rather who drives me, and that I'll be forever grateful to a long-finned Pilot Whale who I fought to save on a forlorn Tasmanian beach, several years ago."

▶ "I'm Just a Mom!" Daphne Lee Gives Powerful Speech Against NDAA in Clark County, Nevada - YouTube

▶ "I'm Just a Mom!" Daphne Lee Gives Powerful Speech Against NDAA in Clark County, Nevada - YouTube

Article: Look What's Under My Christmas Tree! | OpEdNews

Article: Look What's Under My Christmas Tree! | OpEdNews"However, when you think about it for a moment, we do indeed have much to be grateful for this year, and I have to say that most of the glad tidings -- to get in the holiday spirit here! -- come to us by way of one person: Edward Snowden."

Sunday, December 22, 2013

U.S. Navy Personnel Reported to have Cancer from Fukushima

U.S. Navy Personnel Reported to have Cancer from Fukushima: "They were all serving on board USS Ronald Reagan during a brief visit to the waters around Fukushima three years ago. As the Ronald Reagan desalinates all its water from the sea for drinking, bathing and other cleaning purposes, all the sailors were multiply exposed to radiation from the Fukushima accident. Calmed by the bollocks being put out about how "harmless" the radiation leakage was, these 75 service men and women now face death."

Article: The Incredible, Shrinking Presidency of Barack Obama | OpEdNews

Article: The Incredible, Shrinking Presidency of Barack Obama | OpEdNews: "All told, Obama has been bad for the economy, bad for civil liberties, bad for minorities, bad for foreign wars, and bad for health care. He has, however, been a very effective lackey-sock puppet for Wall Street, Big Pharma, the oil magnates, and the other 1% -- vermin Kleptocrats who run the country and who will undoubtedly attend his $100,000-per-plate speaking engagements when he finally retires in comfort to some gated community where he'll work on his memoirs and cash in on his eight years of faithful service to the racketeer class."

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Some Might Call It Treason By Philip Giraldi

"There is a major flaw in the United States Constitution. The Founders understood that partisan politics would inevitably result in bickering along party lines that would lead to charges that political opponents were betraying the country so they deliberately made it very difficult to charge others with "treason." Which is not to say that they did not regard treason as the most heinous of crimes. The fact that it is defined in the Constitution, one of only two crimes to be specified in the document, is telling, but they just wanted to make sure that when the charge was made it was made in all seriously, not to obtain frivolous political advantage."

If You Believe the Government, ‘You’re Stupid’ | Consortiumnews

If You Believe the Government, ‘You’re Stupid’ | Consortiumnews: "Americans are taught the myth that their democracy is safeguarded by an independent press. But the government and other powerful entities have long mastered the art of manipulating the major media, even to the point of bluntly telling reporters the facts of life, as Jon Schwarz recalls"

Article: Washington Drives the World Toward War | OpEdNews

Article: Washington Drives the World Toward War | OpEdNews: A person might wonder what is exceptional and indispensable about a government that is a reincarnation of Nazi Germany in every respect. People propagandized into the belief that they are the world's special people inevitably lose their humanity. Thus, as the US military video released by Bradley Manning reveals, US troops get their jollies by mowing down innocent people as they walk along a city street.

Article: The Play's the Thing | OpEdNews

Article: The Play's the Thing | OpEdNews: "I began teaching a class of 28 prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey during the first week of September. My last class meeting was Friday. The course revolved around plays by August Wilson, James Baldwin, John Herbert, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Miguel Pinero, Amiri Baraka and other playwrights who examine and give expression to the realities of America's black underclass as well as the prison culture. We also read Michelle Alexander's important book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." Each week the students were required to write dramatic scenes based on their experiences in and out of prison."

New Study: 97% of All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria | Alternet

New Study: 97% of All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria | Alternet: A new Consumer Reports study finds a disturbingly high statistic: 97% of the chicken breasts CR tested were found to harbor bacteria that could make you sick. That's just three percent shy of all the chicken.

Article: Washington Has Discredited America | OpEdNews

Article: "Washington Has Discredited America | OpEdNews: "Years ago when I described the George W. Bush regime as a police state, right-wing eyebrows were raised. When I described the Obama regime as an even worse police state, liberals rolled their eyes. Alas! Now I am no longer controversial. Everybody says it."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

An Act of War: CIA Leak Gives "Incontrovertible Evidence" That 9/11 Was State Sponsored

An Act of War: CIA Leak Gives "Incontrovertible Evidence" That 9/11 Was State Sponsored: "If you have ever questioned the official narrative for the September 11th attacks then you have, without a doubt, been dubbed a conspiracy nut by the establishment media and those who hang on their every word."

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses' - Forbes

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses' - Forbes: "His coworkers assumed it was meant ironically. And a geek as gifted as Snowden could get away with a few irregularities."

CNN tweet misinterprets Snowden’s open letter to Brazil - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video

CNN tweet misinterprets Snowden’s open letter to Brazil - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video: Edward Snowden has written an open letter to the people of Brazil, offering his help in investigating US spying on them in exchange for asylum. Bizarrely, CNN reports this as an "offer to spy" for Brazil.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Article: Seymour Hersh, Sarin, and the Obama Deception on Syria WMD | OpEdNews

Article: Seymour Hersh, Sarin, and the Obama Deception on Syria WMD | OpEdNews: "The people of the United States were subject to a deliberate deception by the Obama administration concerning the use of chemical weapons in Damascus, Syria on August 21 according to leading investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh. No stranger to big stories, Hersh has a successful track record of books and articles based on sources deep in the United States intelligence community."

Saturday, December 7, 2013

NYT Takes Mandela's Death as a Chance to Mock His Fight to Free His Country

NYT Takes Mandela's Death as a Chance to Mock His Fight to Free His Country: "Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wrote his paper's obituary for Nelson Mandela (12/6/13). As you might have guessed, it glosses over the CIA's role in helping the apartheid government catch Mandela (Extra!, 3-4/90):"

Nelson Mandela: Obama, Clinton, Cameron, Blair – Tributes of Shameful Hypocrisy | Global Research

Nelson Mandela: Obama, Clinton, Cameron, Blair – Tributes of Shameful Hypocrisy | Global Research"The decimation of Libya had no congressional approval, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan’s dismembered. Drone victims are a Presidential roll call of shame and horror and the Nobel Peace Laureate’s trigger finger still hovers over Syria and Iran, for all the talk of otherwise. When his troops finally limped out of Iraq, he left the biggest Embassy in the world and a proxy armed force, with no chance of them leaving being on even the most distant horizon."

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The End of American Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicing

The End of American Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicing: "Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. (Canadians have a holiday by the same name, but an entirely different history and political import.) It is reserved by history and the intent of "the founders" as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Alabama Kangaroo Court Parades Blogger in Chains, Continues Indefinite Jailing

OpEdNews - Article: Alabama Kangaroo Court Parades Blogger in Chains, Continues Indefinite Jailing: "Alabama authorities last week paraded in shackles the liberal pundit Roger Shuler into a secret court. There he was denounced for the scattered news coverage that reported about his jailing for contempt of court in a libel case."

Sentenced to a Slow Death - NYTimes.com

Sentenced to a Slow Death - NYTimes.com: "If this were happening in any other country, Americans would be aghast. A sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for trying to sell $10 of marijuana to an undercover officer? For sharing LSD at a Grateful Dead concert? For siphoning gas from a truck? The punishment is so extreme, so irrational, so wildly disproportionate to the crime that it defies explanation."

OpEdNews - Article: Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond's Court Statement Upon Being Sentenced to 10 Years In Jail

OpEdNews - Article: Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond's Court Statement Upon Being Sentenced to 10 Years In Jail: "jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison for hacking Stratfor communications, then releasing the personal account and email info of over 800,000 people, plus the credit card info of 60,000 people. This is his statement."

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You’ve Met Edward Snowden, Now Meet Jeffrey Silverman

| Intellihub News: "When Edward Snowden met with Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald to turn over documents revealing the extent of the NSA spying program, he did more than provide an education to the entire world concerning the reach of the American Empire."

Friday, November 8, 2013

Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class

Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class: "Russell Brand and those who have “taken his side” have gotten a lot of shit. Brand has especially been reamed for taking the stance of the revolutionary while he is living high on the hog in his celebrity and riches. However, it must be noted that Brand himself outwardly critiques his position and asks “Who am I to talk?” Well, he is able to talk for a couple of reasons: 1) as a pop culture icon, his voice will be heard by young people; and 2) he has come from the lower classes himself and knows what that life is like. He is not speaking from theory but from experience. For the record, Russell Brand – asshole, womanizer or not – did not come from privilege. He came from the lower classes and was lucky enough to joke his way out of it. He personally knows the struggles that the underclass face. He knows the streets, the hopelessness, the drugs, the feeling of beaten down and not able to get out."

Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class

Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class: "Let me state something else quite clearly. You cannot erase class no matter how many swank hotel rooms you stay in. Class sticks even if your bank account is lined with greenbacks. I know firsthand how it feels to wear my class like a coat of anxiety. No matter how far you climb on the cultural or economic ladder, if you come from the underclass, you never stop feeling your inferior position. With elitist Leftists slamming you at every turn, the anxiety is amplified to the Nth. Not only do you feel awkward and anxious occupying a strata where you don’t feel you belong, but you get critiqued by people who think they know more about class than you do when you live with the burdens of your class background every day. Class manifests itself in a person’s entire psycho-social biological being, and it is not simply erased because one becomes successful of the surface."

Thursday, November 7, 2013

4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare | KOB.com

4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare | KOB.com"The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn't make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by law enforcement"

Friday, November 1, 2013

The NSA is a Disgrace

The NSA is a Disgrace: "The sooner the NSA is permanently dismantled, the better. And the quicker that the American people recognize the courage displayed by Edward Snowden for standing up to the American empire, the better. Sadly, American politicians have sought to skirt the issue, or change the topic."

Israeli strike on Syrian defense base an attempt to derail peace talks — RT Op-Edge

Israeli strike on Syrian defense base an attempt to derail peace talks — RT Op-Edge: n alleged Israeli strike on a Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia late Thursday had multiple purposes - not least of which was to undermine Syrian peace negotiations, former US Senate foreign policy analyst James Petras told RT.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Toronto Star on Eve of Cheney Canada Visit: Arrest Him for War Crimes

OpEdNews - Article: Toronto Star on Eve of Cheney Canada Visit: Arrest Him for War Crimes: "An editorial in Canada's largest newspaper has urged that Canada not provide "safe haven for torturers," on the eve of a visit by former US Vice President Dick Cheney to Toronto."

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

▶ NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - full interview - YouTube

▶ NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - full interview - YouTube

John Pilger: America Is Treating an Entire Contintent Like a Chessboard in Its Game to Dominate China | Alternet

John Pilger: America Is Treating an Entire Contintent Like a Chessboard in Its Game to Dominate China | Alternet: "With minimal media interest, the US African Command (Africom) has deployed troops to 35 African countries, establishing a familiar network of authoritarian supplicants eager for bribes and armaments. In war games, a “soldier to soldier” doctrine embeds US officers at every level of command from general to warrant officer. The British did the same in India. It is as if Africa’s proud history of liberation, from Patrice Lumumba to Nelson Mandela, is consigned to oblivion by a new master’s black colonial elite whose “historic mission”, warned Frantz Fanon half a century ago, is the subjugation of their own people in the cause of “a capitalism rampant though camouflaged”. The reference also fits the Son of Africa in the White House."

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Ignored Reality Is Going To Wipe Out the Human Race

OpEdNews - Article: Ignored Reality Is Going To Wipe Out the Human Race: "In fact, entitlements consist of Social Security and Medicare. Entitlements are funded by the payroll tax, approximately 15% of payroll. The fact that a person pays the payroll tax all his working life is why the person is entitled to Social Security and Medicare if they live to retirement age. Welfare, such as food stamps and housing subsidies, are a small part of the federal budget and are not entitlements."

Monday, October 28, 2013

John Carpenter's Prophetic Visions of the American Police State

OpEdNews - Article: John Carpenter's Prophetic Visions of the American Police State: "I'm disgusted by what we've become in America. I truly believe there is brain death in this country. Everything we see is designed to sell us something. The only thing they want to do is take our money."--John Carpenter

OpEdNews - Article: Our Invisible Revolution

OpEdNews - Article: Our Invisible Revolution: "An increasing number of Americans are getting it. They know that we have been stripped of political power. They recognize that we have been shorn of our most basic and cherished civil liberties, and live under the gaze of the most intrusive security and surveillance apparatus in human history. Half the country lives in poverty. Many of the rest of us, if the corporate state is not overthrown, will join them. These truths are no longer hidden."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Got His Gun -- Lost His Legs, Arms, and Penis

OpEdNews - Article: Got His Gun -- Lost His Legs, Arms, and Penis: "Contrary to common opinion in the United States, war is not inevitable. Nor has it always been with us. War is a human invention -- an organized, deliberate action of an anti-social kind -- and in the long span of human life on Earth, a fairly recent one. For more than 99 percent of the time that humans have lived on this planet, most of them have never made war. Many languages don't even have a word for it. Turn off CNN and read anthropology. You'll see.

"What's more, war is obsolete. Most nations don't make war anymore, except when coerced by the United States to join some spurious 'coalition.' The earth is so small, and our time here so short. No other nation on the planet makes war as often, as long, as forcefully, as expensively, as destructively, as wastefully, as senselessly, or as unsuccessfully as the United States. No other nation makes war its business."

Saturday, October 26, 2013

NSA asked Japan to tap regionwide fiber-optic cables in 2011 | The Japan Times

NSA asked Japan to tap regionwide fiber-optic cables in 2011 | The Japan Times: "The U.S. National Security Agency sought the Japanese government’s cooperation in 2011 over wiretapping fiber-optic cables carrying phone and Internet data across the Asia-Pacific region, but the request was rejected, sources said Saturday."

The War Between CNN and SeaWorld Over 'Blackfish' Escalates

The War Between CNN and SeaWorld Over 'Blackfish' Escalates: "Judgment Day has arrived for SeaWorld—well, at least in the court of public opinion."

Friday, October 25, 2013

Must See- Former US Marine gives verbal tongue lashing to Israeli Shill

 Must See- Former US Marine gives verbal tongue lashing to Israeli Shill |

Christians refuse to tip waiter because ‘homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God’ | The Raw Story

Christians refuse to tip waiter because ‘homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God’ | The Raw Story: “Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours,” said the note. “We hope you will see the tip your queer choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD’s love, but none shall be spared for queers. May GOD have mercy on you.”

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Catbird Seat JAMES CORBETT : 9-11 explained in 5 minutes - My Catbird Seat

My Catbird Seat JAMES CORBETT : 9-11 explained in 5 minutes - My Catbird Seat

Video - I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress

Video - I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”: I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites. Billy Connolly said: “Don’t vote, it encourages them,” and, “The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever being one.”

NSA Monitored Calls of 35 World Leaders After US Official Handed Over Contacts | Alternet

NSA Monitored Calls of 35 World Leaders After US Official Handed Over Contacts | Alternet: October 24, 2013 |
"The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden."

OpEdNews - Article: Why Snowden's Passport Matters

OpEdNews - Article: Why Snowden's Passport Matters: "Cancellation of the passport wasn't just an effort to prevent the whistleblower from getting to a country that might grant political asylum. It was also a declaration that the U.S. government can nullify the right to travel just as surely as it can nullify the right to privacy."

Black Teen Cuffed By Cops For Buying Designer Belt—Because ‘No Way’ Could He Afford It—Seeks Justice | Alternet

Black Teen Cuffed By Cops For Buying Designer Belt—Because ‘No Way’ Could He Afford It—Seeks Justice | Alternet: “Shopping while black” is apparently a crime in New York, as one teenager discovered, after being unlawfully handcuffed for buying an expensive belt that the Barneys store clerk mistakenly believed he could not afford, even though he paid for it, NY Post reported.

Let's move the world to protect animals. Get World Animal Day on the United Nations’ global agenda

Let's move the world to protect animals. Get World Animal Day on the United Nations’ global agenda

Naughty Nuns, Bad Bankers and Ballot Bandits

Naughty Nuns, Bad Bankers and Ballot Bandits: "On May 6, 2008, twelve fraudulent voters, dressed as nuns, attempted to cast ballots in the Presidential Primary in Indiana."

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”: "When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New Statesman is a political magazine and imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics."

Worlds collide as Russell Brand predicts a revolution - Channel 4 News

Worlds collide as Russell Brand predicts a revolution - Channel 4 News

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chris Hedges: Let’s Get This Class War Started

Chris Hedges: Let’s Get This Class War Started"The public face of the oligarchic class bears little resemblance to the private face. I, like Fitzgerald, was thrown into the embrace of the upper crust when young. I was shipped off as a scholarship student at the age of 10 to an exclusive New England boarding school. I had classmates whose fathers—fathers they rarely saw—arrived at the school in their limousines accompanied by personal photographers (and at times their mistresses), so the press could be fed images of rich and famous men playing the role of good fathers. I spent time in the homes of the ultra-rich and powerful, watching my classmates, who were children, callously order around men and women who worked as their chauffeurs, cooks, nannies and servants. When the sons and daughters of the rich get into serious trouble there are always lawyers, publicists and political personages to protect them—George W. Bush’s life is a case study in the insidious affirmative action for the rich. The rich have a snobbish disdain for the poor—despite well-publicized acts of philanthropy—and the middle class. These lower classes are viewed as uncouth parasites, annoyances that have to be endured, at times placated and always controlled in the quest to amass more power and money. My hatred of authority, along with my loathing for the pretensions, heartlessness and sense of entitlement of the rich, comes from living among the privileged. It was a deeply unpleasant experience. But it exposed me to their insatiable selfishness and hedonism. I learned, as a boy, who were my enemies. "

OpEdNews - Article: A New Kind of War Is Being Legalized

OpEdNews - Article: A New Kind of War Is Being Legalized: "There's a dark side to the flurry of reports and testimony on drones, helpful as they are in many ways. When we read that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch oppose drone strikes that violate international law, some of us may be inclined to interpret that as a declaration that, in fact, drone strikes violate international law. On the contrary, what these human rights groups mean is that some drone strikes violate the law and some do not, and they want to oppose the ones that do."

Sunday, October 20, 2013

No Justice No Peace: California's Battle Against Police Brutality & Racist Violence

No Justice No Peace: California's Battle Against Police Brutality & Racist Violence

Mainstream journalists expose 9/11 hoax

Mainstream journalists expose 9/11 hoax: "But don’t bother reading the mainstream media. As Seymour Hersh, Sherwood Ross, Paul Craig Roberts, and a rapidly growing number of ordinary Americans realize, the mainstream media’s motto is now: “We lie about everything. Lying has become the staple.”

Fighting Back Against the Tyranny of the National Security State | Alternet

Fighting Back Against the Tyranny of the National Security State | Alternet"President Obama’s independent commission is anything but independent; it is filled with members of the surveillance state and organized under the auspices of the NSA. We are not going to get a “ Church Committee” in the current Congress. The leadership of both parties and President Obama are too tied to the surveillance state – or, perhaps too afraid of it – to challenge it. The director of National Intelligence, James Clapper was not even reprimanded or forced to resign when he committed perjury before Congress about surveillance on Americans – something for which he should be criminally prosecuted. "

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Statins Are the Greatest Medical Fraud of All Time: Study Reports |

Statins Are the Greatest Medical Fraud of All Time: Study Reports |: A new study clarifies that statins are the greatest medical fraud of all time. The claims made for them are false. The amount of harm they do is staggering, resulting in millions of lives devastated and ended. The worst part of all, though, is that it was entirely predictable—but studies were designed to hide the truth. The media, the health agencies, and the doctors all provided cover for Big Pharma. After all, there was money to be made.

In the Whistleblower Chalet | Motherboard

In the Whistleblower Chalet | Motherboard: "I met the whistleblowers in a peculiar location, an unassuming, identikit cluster of Dutch holiday chalets, contoured by optimistic spectrums of tulips and bursts of water fountains, thirty kilometers north of Amsterdam. We had come for OHM2013, an international hacker festival, where their attendance would help galvanize an army of hacktivists. Still, the battlefield looked like a pastoral idyll."

OpEdNews - Article: Edward Snowden's Brave Integrity

OpEdNews - Article: Edward Snowden's Brave Integrity: "I've had a couple of days to reflect after arriving back from Moscow where my whistleblower colleagues Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack, Tom Drake and I formally presented former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with the annual Sam Adams Associates award for integrity in intelligence."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States | Niels Gerson Lohman

Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States | Niels Gerson Lohman: "The first part of the trip, from Montreal to New York, is known to be one of the world's prettiest train routes. When we had just passed the sign 'Welcome to the State of New York,' the train pulled over for a border check. I put the brown envelope on my lap. On top of the envelope I filled in my migration form with utmost dedication. I love border crossings. Forms don't lie."

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Stand Up Americans!

OpEdNews - Article: Stand Up Americans!:" In less than 2 days, if the Treasury secretary can be believed, the Treasury will not have enough money to pay all its bills and will have to prioritize. This doesn't mean default, as interest on Treasury bonds, notes, and bills will be right up there with the military and NSA. If Washington defaults on its bonds, Washington's power will be gone with the wind regardless of whether the Treasury pays the military."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

'The bra is a security threat': Harassment and interrogation at Ben Gurion airport

'The bra is a security threat': Harassment and interrogation at Ben Gurion airport: I took a deep breath and looked around at my surroundings. I mostly kept tabs on the other people who I had been in line with. While most went through the baggage scan machine and straight to their ticket desks, the other members with yellow stickers on their luggage like myself had all been cleared after a 10-15 minute bag check with only one or two of their bags being searched. I was the only person left at the checking tables. The thin bald man in the suit came over once again.

Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk: ‘All you do is weaken the f—ing country’ | The Raw Story

Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk: ‘All you do is weaken the f—ing country’ | The Raw Story

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Extended Interview with Malala Yousafzai - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Extended Interviews - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

'Gestapo' Tactics Meet Senior Citizens at Yellowstone

'Gestapo' Tactics Meet Senior Citizens at Yellowstone: October 09, 2013 "Information Clearing House - NEWBURYPORT — Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.

Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Transforming America's Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance

OpEdNews - Article: Transforming America's Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance: "To the degree that we take away play, we deprive children of the ability to practise adulthood, and we create people who will go through life with a sense of dependence and victimisation, a sense that there is some authority out there who is supposed to tell them what to do and solve their problems. That is not a healthy way to live." -- psychologist Peter Gray

Saturday, October 5, 2013

If Charles Taylor is a War Criminal, Then So are Obama, Bush and Clinton

If Charles Taylor is a War Criminal, Then So are Obama, Bush and Clinton: “Whereas Liberian president Charles Taylor was accused of encouraging the slaughter of possibly 50,000 people in Sierra Leone, Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have armed, financed and protected the killers of six million people – 120 times as many fatalities – in the eastern Congo.”

Friday, October 4, 2013

“Longer Life Isn’t Always a Good Thing” | Compassion & Choices

“Longer Life Isn’t Always a Good Thing” | Compassion & Choices: Reverend Madison Shockley serves as a United Church of Christ (UCC) pastor in Carlsbad, California. A compelling spokesman for end-of-life choice, Rev. Shockley recalls several experiences that reconciled his theological beliefs with his views on dying.

Mike Whitney : America the Pest:' Give the World a Break!

Mike Whitney : America the Pest:' Give the World a Break!: "The United States is the world’s biggest pest. It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do, the US will find some excuse to poke its nose in your business and make your life miserable. That’s why the US has so many enemies, because its the world’s biggest budinski. The people in Washington just can’t stand the idea that someone, somewhere might be having a normal, happy life without getting bombed to death in drone attack or shunted off to some black site where the CIA can rip out their fingernails or beat them black and blue."

What's Missing From Time's Iran Timeline

What's Missing From Time's Iran Timeline: "You learn a lot about the corporate media when they try to give you a history lesson–since what's left unmentioned can say so much."

Saturday, September 28, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Why Are the Majority of Americans Pissed?

OpEdNews - Article: Why Are the Majority of Americans Pissed?: "I have not been writing much. Everything I want to say has been pretty much said by others. The best thing I read in decades was Putin's rebuke to the United States over its policies in Syria and its claim of "exceptionalism". I couldn't have said it better myself."

Friday, September 27, 2013

Seymour Hersh: Story About Killing Osama Bin Laden is One Big Lie | Alternet

Seymour Hersh: Story About Killing Osama Bin Laden is One Big Lie | Alternet: "He is certain that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden "changed the whole nature of the debate" about surveillance. Hersh says he and other journalists had written about surveillance, but Snowden was significant because he provided documentary evidence – although he is sceptical about whether the revelations will change the US government's policy"

Thursday, September 26, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: America in Distress, The Sinister Actions by the Government

OpEdNews - Article: America in Distress, The Sinister Actions by the Government: "If one looks honestly at our "government's" actions particularly since the end of W.W.II, the cold war with the Soviet Union and now what has happened since 9/11 and the global war on terrorism, it is not a stretch to see the sinister nature of many government actions and realize there's been a transformation which has taken place that is anything but positive."

OpEdNews - Article: Washington's Tyranny

OpEdNews - Article: Washington's Tyranny: "The war criminal barack obama has declared his "outrage" over the 62 deaths associated with the takeover of a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall by al-Shabaab fighters. But the attack on the shopping mall was obama's fault. Al Shabaab spokesmen said that the attack on the Nairobi mall was a retaliatory response to the Kenyan troops sent to fight against them in Somalia. The Kenyan troops, of course, were sent to Somalia as a result of pressure from Washington."

UN General Assembly General Debate of the [node:field-ga-session]th Session - Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

UN General Assembly General Debate of the [node:field-ga-session]th Session - Bolivia (Plurinational State of): Evo Morales AYma, President of Bolivia, highlighted his country’s progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, noting that in the eight years of his presidency, he had seen economic growth increase by 4.8 per cent.

Top 45 Lies In Obama's U.N. Speech | Alternet

Top 45 Lies In Obama's U.N. Speech | Alternet: Lie Number 8: Near certainty of no civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes.

Monday, September 23, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: The Dead Rhetoric of War

OpEdNews - Article: The Dead Rhetoric of War: "We are slowly awakening, after years on a drunken bender, to the awful pain of sobriety and the unpleasant glare of daylight. We are being forced to face grim truths about ourselves and the war machine. We have understood that we cannot impart our "virtues" through violence, that all talk of human rights, once you employ the industrial weapons of the modern battlefield, is absurd. We see through the Orwellian assertions made by Barack Obama and John Kerry, who have assured the world that the United States is considering only an "unbelievably small, limited" strike on Syria that is not a war."

Meanwhile at the Pentagon, Fundamentalist Christians Protest a Non-Existent War

Meanwhile at the Pentagon, Fundamentalist Christians Protest a Non-Existent War:
'This gang of lying zealots came to huff and puff over a “war on Christians” supposedly taking place within the U.S. military. SPOILER ALERT: absolutely NO such war exists, period!"


Sunday, September 22, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Two Distinctly Different Interpretations Of Exceptionalism

OpEdNews - Article: Two Distinctly Different Interpretations Of Exceptionalism:
" A political and journalistic firestorm was ignited after Russia's Vladimir Putin, challenged and disputed Barack Obama's statement about America being an exceptional nation when the president used that term in discussing the crisis in Syria. Referring to oneself as being exceptional is one thing but truly living up to it is quite another and here's why:"

Friday, September 20, 2013

Prison Shocker: U.S. Imprisons Three Times as Many Black People as South Africa During Apartheid | Alternet

Prison Shocker: U.S. Imprisons Three Times as Many Black People as South Africa During Apartheid | Alternet: "Bachus reported that the U.S. prison population hovered around 24,000 for most of the 1900s until suddenly, in the 1980s, the country saw a staggering rise in the inmate population to nearly a quarter million. The main causes? the War on Drugs that began in the 1980s under then-President Ronald Reagan, mandatory sentencing and three-strikes laws, all of which, most agree, disproportionately affect minorities."

Paul Balles: Shameful Exceptionalism

Paul Balles: Shameful Exceptionalism: We now live in a nation where

doctors destroy health

lawyers destroy justice

universities destroy knowledge

governments destroy freedom

the press destroys information

religion destroys morals

and our banks

destroy the economy.

--Chris Hedges

Paul Balles: Shameful Exceptionalism

Paul Balles: Shameful Exceptionalism: "Many Americans express pride in American exceptionalism; but much of that is nothing to be proud of. We’re ignorant and indifferent, deceived and deceptive, warmongers and empire builders."

An Open Letter to Deborah Turness, President of NBC News | Crooks and Liars

An Open Letter to Deborah Turness, President of NBC News | Crooks and Liars: "I know you're new to NBC News and there's a lot to adjust to, especially as a foreigner. But I had to write to you as a regular viewer, a politically- and journalistically-engaged person and as an American, deeply concerned by the dumbing down and willful ignorance of the country I love."

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Origins of Our Police State

The Origins of Our Police State: September 16, 2013 "Information Clearing House - ELIZABETH, N.J.—JaQuan LaPierre, 22, was riding a bicycle down a sidewalk Sept. 5 when he noticed a squad car pulling up beside him. It was 8:30 on a hot Thursday night at the intersection of Bond Street and Jackson Avenue here in Elizabeth, N.J. LaPierre had 10 glass vials of crack cocaine—probably what the cops were hoping to find—and he hastily swallowed them. He halted and faced the two officers who emerged from the cruiser.

“We are tired of you niggers,” he remembers one of the officers saying. “We’re tired of all this shooting and robberies and violence. And we are going to make you an example.”

Cop Refused To Let Family Save Injured Fawn; Instead Threatened Arrest, Shot Deer, And Impounded Their Vehicle - informationliberation

Cop Refused To Let Family Save Injured Fawn; Instead Threatened Arrest, Shot Deer, And Impounded Their Vehicle - informationliberation: On Monday, September 9, Greg Searle drove down Route 105 near their home in Chelsea, Quebec, when he discovered a “freshly hit” deer fawn. Searle said he carried it to the shoulder of the road, calmed it down, and examined it for injuries. It had some scratches but did not have visible wounds, and would or could not use its back legs. Searle wanted to get the deer checked out to see if it had internal injuries. It was obvious to him that the deer was not going to die anytime soon. He requested his family join him at the scene, which they soon did. Searle and the female driver who hit the deer made phone calls to locate a shelter or an agency who would examine and possibly care for the fawn.

OpEdNews - Article: Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals

OpEdNews - Article: Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals: "Unaccountable power, which the police have, always attracts psychopaths. You are lucky if you only get bullies, but mainly police forces attract people who enjoy hurting people and tyrannizing them. To inflict harm on the public is why psychopaths join police forces."

Friday, September 13, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: America's Domination Over The Nations of the World is Coming to an End

OpEdNews - Article: America's Domination Over The Nations of the World is Coming to an End"So here is the message to this president and this government who seem to have their blinders on and are incapable of seeing the disaster looming before them. The sun is beginning to set on the American empire, its wealth is being wasted in foolhardy disastrous wars that accomplish nothing and bring misery and destruction on the world. The people of the world who have been passive and submissive and have been dominated by America for many decades have had enough and want no more of it. "

Thursday, September 12, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: The Other Super Power Is Winning

OpEdNews - Article: The Other Super Power Is Winning: "Secretary Kerry stressed on Monday that he hadn't been serious about a diplomatic solution. It was just "rhetoric." He was just pointing out the "impossibility" of Assad handing weapons over. He didn't want anyone to take it seriously. Not when we have to get a war started. Not when the clock is ticking and he has already Colin-Powelled himself in front of his old committee with his wife behind him and protesters with bloody hands filling the room and everybody snickering when he claimed al Qaeda would install a secular democracy. Not after all THAT!"

OpEdNews - Article: Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11

OpEdNews - Article: Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11: "Washington has been at war for 12 years. According to experts such as Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, these wars have cost Americans approximately $6 trillion, enough to keep Social Security and Medicare sound for years. All there is to show for 12 years of war is fat bank balances for the armament industries and a list of destroyed countries with millions of dead and dislocated people who never lifted a hand against the United States."

OpEdNews - Article: From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak

OpEdNews - Article: From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak:" I have seen generations of young children with their familiar, monstrous deformities. John Kerry, with his own blood-soaked war record, will remember them. I have seen them in Iraq, too, where the US used depleted uranium and white phosphorous, as did the Israelis in Gaza, raining it down on UN schools and hospitals. No Obama "red line" for them. No showdown psychodrama for them."

Barrett Brown Can't Talk About Why the Government Wants to Jail Him for a Century

Barrett Brown Can't Talk About Why the Government Wants to Jail Him for a Century: "In the US government's campaign against journalists (FAIR Blog, 8/27/13), Barrett Brown is one of the lesser-known victims. And now even less will be forthcoming about his story, as the Texas-based writer, satirist and Internet activist is under a federal court gag order, forbidden to talk about his case or the charges that could land him in prison for more than 100 years."

The Pine Bluff PD: From Merely Dysfunctional to Downright Deadly - informationliberation

The Pine Bluff PD: From Merely Dysfunctional to Downright Deadly - informationliberation:" No tactical genius is necessary to bring about a bloodless end to a standoff involving a 107-year-old man armed with a handgun and surrounded by police officers inside an otherwise vacant house. All that is necessary is a willingness on the part of the officers to accept a minimal amount of risk, and a time horizon longer than a half hour. In fact, only someone with a perverse appetite for gratuitous bloodshed could arrange to end that confrontation with the violent death of the centenarian suspect."

Man Illegally Camping on Texas Beach 'Brutally Beaten by Two Cops and Held Underwater' as Dashboard Camera Rolled - informationliberation

Man Illegally Camping on Texas Beach 'Brutally Beaten by Two Cops and Held Underwater' as Dashboard Camera Rolled - informationliberation

Vladimir Putin Addresses America In NYT Op-Ed; Calls For Caution In Syria, Denounces "American Exceptionalism" | Zero Hedge

Vladimir Putin Addresses America In NYT Op-Ed; Calls For Caution In Syria, Denounces "American Exceptionalism" | Zero Hedge: "Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies."

The Enforcement Caste's War on Women - informationliberation

The Enforcement Caste's War on Women - informationliberation: "Under what circumstances, if any, is it appropriate for two large men to throw a small woman face-down into a paved street, shattering her face? Is such an act justified because the woman is drunk and unpleasant? Does the moral nature of the assault change because of the way the assailants are dressed?"

OpEdNews - Article: Putin Steps Into World Leadership Role

OpEdNews - Article: Putin Steps Into World Leadership Role: "Putin's article in the September 11 New York Times has the stuck pigs squealing. The squealing stuck pigs are just who you thought they would be -- all those whose agendas and profits would be furthered by an attack on Syria by the obama Stasi regime."

Thursday, September 5, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: The US Government Stands Revealed to the World as a Collection of War Criminals and Liars

OpEdNews - Article: The US Government Stands Revealed to the World as a Collection of War Criminals and Liars: "Does the American public have the strength of character to face the fact that the US government stands before the entire world revealed as a collection of war criminals who lie every time that they open their mouths? Will Congress and the American public buy the White House lie that they must support war criminals and liars or "America will lose face"?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Will Congress Endorse Obama's War Plans? Does it Matter?

Will Congress Endorse Obama's War Plans? Does it Matter?: "For that matter, why are the few hundred civilians killed in Syria by a chemical weapon any worse than the 2000-3000 who have been killed by Obama's drone strikes in Pakistan? Does it really make a difference whether a civilian is killed by poison gas or by drone missile or dull knife?"

OpEdNews - Article: Obama Has Decided That It Is Safer To Buy Congress Than To Go It Alone

OpEdNews - Article: Obama Has Decided That It Is Safer To Buy Congress Than To Go It Alone: "I feel sorry for those uninformed Americans who think that they live in the best country in the world. Too few Americans care that their government has destroyed countless lives from Central America and Vietnam to the Middle East and Africa. The US military routinely murders civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and is responsible for as many as 1,000,000 Iraqi deaths and 4,000,000 displaced Iraqis. The American definition of "the best country in the world" is the country that can murder the most innocent people, people who have never attacked America, people who once looked upon America as the hope of the world and now see a deadly threat."

Sunday, September 1, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: 50 Years After Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" Speech--Amerikkka Is Still A Goddamn Nightmare! 3 Points and a Chal

OpEdNews - Article: 50 Years After Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" Speech--Amerikkka Is Still A Goddamn Nightmare! 3 Points and a Chal: "Barack Obama stepped to the mic and spoke of the importance of non-violence " for oppressed people. When any representative of the U.S. ruling class preaches non-violence, they mean non-violence for those who might get in the way of their empire. Obama was referring to people who had suffered under Jim Crow segregation and lynch-mob terror. This from the commander-in-chief of the global Amerikkkan empire, who has presided over more than 280 drone missile strikes, maintains a torture chamber prison at Guantánamo Bay and presides over a criminal injustice system that is carrying out a slow genocide aimed at Blacks and Latinos. There might as well have been blood dripping from his jaws as he spoke."

Saturday, August 31, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: We Are Not the World's Policeman

OpEdNews - Article: We Are Not the World's Policeman: A possible U.S. attack on Syria is in the news, and on people's minds today. Here is what Congressman Alan Grayson had to say about it, in an interview on national radio this morning:

OpEdNews - Article: Innovative Electric Drive System Has Only One Moving Part

OpEdNews - Article: Innovative Electric Drive System Has Only One Moving Part: A proprietary electric drive system with only one moving part will be seen by the end of the year in 100 innovative scooters employing the technology. Unlike modern internal combustion engines, this system has no gears, clutches, spark plugs, filters, belts, or oil. It never needs a tune-up! And it's quiet.

OpEdNews - Article: Obama Reveals His Dictatorship

OpEdNews - Article: Obama Reveals His Dictatorship: "It is difficult to image a more serious blow to the US than the one Obama has delivered. All of the important props for Washington's propaganda, such as "the world's greatest democracy," have been kicked out from under what now stands revealed as a criminal enterprise."

Americans Don't Want A War in Syria—And They're Working Hard to Prevent One | Alternet

Americans Don't Want A War in Syria—And They're Working Hard to Prevent One | Alternet: "A few days ago it looked like the United States would be bombing Syria by now. The more pressure we can put on the Obama administration, the better."

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria | EUTimes.net

Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria | EUTimes.net: "A grim “urgent action memorandum” issued today from the office of President Putin to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is ordering a “massive military strike” against Saudi Arabia in the event that the West attacks Syria."

EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Carried Out Chemical Attack

EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Carried Out Chemical Attack: However, from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.

George Galloway - 2013-08-29 Parliament on Syria [couchtripper] - YouTube

George Galloway - 2013-08-29 Parliament on Syria [couchtripper] - YouTube

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In Rush to Strike Syria, US Tried to Derail UN Probe

In Rush to Strike Syria, US Tried to Derail UN Probe: Washington - "After initially insisting that Syria give United Nations investigators unimpeded access to the site of an alleged nerve gas attack, the administration of President Barack Obama reversed its position on Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to get the U.N. to call off its investigation."

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Laura Poitras on British Attacks on Press Freedom and the NSA Affair - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Laura Poitras on British Attacks on Press Freedom and the NSA Affair - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "The detention of David Miranda -- partner of the Guardian journalist involved in the NSA revelations -- and the destruction of hard drives in the British newspaper's basement reveal one thing: Governments do not want their citizens to be informed when it comes to the topic of surveillance."

OpEdNews - Article: A CIA Hand in an American "Coup"?

OpEdNews - Article: A CIA Hand in an American "Coup"?: "It has taken six decades for the CIA to formally acknowledge that it undertook a coup against Iran's elected government in 1953, but the spy agency might never concede that some of its officers joined in a political strike against a sitting U.S. president in 1980, yet that is what the evidence now indicates."

Sunday, August 25, 2013

America’s Gilded Capital - Video - Moyers and Company

America’s Gilded Capital - Video - Moyers and Company

The Real, Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detained David Miranda

The Real, Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detained David Miranda: "This leaves one last possible explanation -- those in power were angry and impulsively acted on that anger. They're lashing out: sending a message and demonstrating that they're not to be messed with -- that the normal rules of polite conduct don't apply to people who screw with them. That's probably the scariest explanation of all. Both the U.S. and U.K. intelligence apparatuses have enormous money and power, and they have already demonstrated that they are willing to ignore their own laws. Once they start wielding that power unthinkingly, it could get really bad for everyone."

Saturday, August 24, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Gangster State US/UK

OpEdNews - Article: Gangster State US/UK: "It is fashionable in the US and UK governments and among their sycophants to speak of "gangster state Russia." But we all know who the gangsters are. The worst criminals of our time are the US and UK governments. Both are devoid of all integrity, all honor, all mercy, all humanity. Many members of both governments would have made perfect functionaries in Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany."

▶ Obama explains the FEMA Camps - YouTube

▶ Obama explains the FEMA Camps - YouTube

Friday, August 23, 2013

German Government Warns Not to Use Windows 8- Links NSA to Your Computer - | Intellihub.com

German Government Warns Not to Use Windows 8- Links NSA to Your Computer - | Intellihub.com: As confirmed by leaks obtained by ‘Die Zeit’, IT professionals figured out that Windows 8 allows Microsoft and therefore the NSA, to remotely control a user’s computer , and abuse data like never before.

WHY THE CLAIMS ABOUT SYRIA AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS ARE BULLSHIT! | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

WHY THE CLAIMS ABOUT SYRIA AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS ARE BULLSHIT! | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: "So did Assad gas his own people with a chemical weapon? The answer is obviously that he did not. What does he gain from doing so? Unlike the women and children of Waco, who were proving to be a huge embarrassment to the FBI and BATF (not to mention the White House), the women and children supposedly gassed near Damascus were not a threat to Assad. Had assad really decided to use chemical weapons, he would have targeted the hired mercenary army trying to oust him."

PressTV - British MP: Israel provides terrorists in Syria with chemical weapons

PressTV - British MP: Israel provides terrorists in Syria with chemical weapons: "A British lawmaker says he believes the Israeli regime was the main culprit behind killing hundreds of civilians in Syria, because it provided terrorist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda with chemical weapons they used against civilians."

Thursday, August 22, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Bradley Manning and the Gangster State

OpEdNews - Article: Bradley Manning and the Gangster State"We will pay for our criminality. We will pay for our callousness and brutality. The world, especially the Muslim world, knows who we are, even if we remain oblivious. It is not Manning who was condemned Wednesday, but us. "Under a government which imprisons any unjustly," Henry David Thoreau wrote, "the true place for a just man is also a prison." And that is the real reason Bradley Manning is being locked away. He is a just man."

OpEdNews - Article: Gangster State US/UK

OpEdNews - Article: Gangster State US/UK: "There is no shortage of brainwashed Americans who love to be told that they are "indispensable" and "exceptional," and therefore entitled to work their will on the world. It is difficult to discern in these clueless Americans much hope for the revival of liberty. But there is some indication that the British, who did not inherit liberty but had to fight for it for five centuries, might be more determined."

OpEdNews - Article: Bradley Manning's Post Sentence Statement: 'Sometimes You Have to Pay a Heavy Price to Live in a Free Society'

OpEdNews - Article: Bradley Manning's Post Sentence Statement: 'Sometimes You Have to Pay a Heavy Price to Live in a Free Society': This is a transcript of a statement made by Pfc. Bradley Manning as read by David Coombs at a press conference on Wednesday following the announcement of his 35-year prison sentence by a military court:

Crimes and Punishment (or Not) | This Can't Be Happening!

Crimes and Punishment (or Not) | This Can't Be Happening!: The military judge in Pvt. Bradley Manning's kangaroo trial has announced his sentence, but right now I’m thinking about another soldier: William Laws Calley.

‘Rich People Don’t Create Jobs’ by Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer - YouTube

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Miranda's Rights: How Europe Can Learn From Latin America's Independence

Miranda's Rights: How Europe Can Learn From Latin America's Independence: "With a few exceptions, most of Europe hasn't had an independent foreign policy for the past 70 years, and the UK stands out as a prime example of this. I remember discussing British foreign policy with a UK member of Parliament a few years ago, and he said..."

OpEdNews - Article: Is America Really as Safe a Place to Live as You Thought?

OpEdNews - Article: Is America Really as Safe a Place to Live as You Thought?: "Back in the days when I worked internationally I often found myself lying awake at night in some precarious and lonely place, aware that the only thing connecting me to my world was a runway and an airline that still had permission to use it. The feeling that gripped my stomach in those moments was unsettling in the nebulous way that fear often manifests itself. It's an uncomfortable sensation I've come to know frequently even in what is supposed to be the safety of my American home."

▶ Glenn Greenwald David Miranda Anderson Cooper CNN Interview Video - YouTube

▶ Glenn Greenwald David Miranda Anderson Cooper CNN Interview Video - YouTube

'Sending a message': what the US and UK are attempting to do | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

'Sending a message': what the US and UK are attempting to do | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Roger Waters : “To My Colleagues in Rock & Roll” | Veterans News Now

Roger Waters : “To My Colleagues in Rock & Roll” | Veterans News Now
25th July 2013 To My Colleagues in Rock and Roll.
In the wake of the tragic shooting to death of un-armed teenager Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer Zimmerman, yesterday, Stevie Wonder spoke at a gig declaring that he will not perform in the State of Florida until that State repeals its “Stand your ground” Law. In effect he has declared a boycott on grounds of conscience. I applaud his position, and stand with him, it has brought back to me a statement I made in a letter I wrote last February 14th, to which I have referred but have never published.
The time has come, so here it is.
This letter has been simmering on the back burner of my conscience and consciousness for some time.
It is seven years since I joined BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) a non violent movement to oppose Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and violations of international law and Palestinian human rights. The aim of BDS is to bring international attention to these Israeli policies, and hopefully, to help bring them to an end. All the people of the region deserve better than this.
To cut to the chase, Israel has been found guilty, independently, by international human rights organizations, UN officials, and the International Court of Justice, of serious breaches of international law. These include, and I will name only two;
The Crime of Apartheid: The systematic oppression of one ethnic group by another. On 9 March 2012, for instance, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called on Israel to end its racist policies and laws that contravene the prohibition against racial segregation and apartheid.
The Crime of Ethnic Cleansing: The forcible removable of indigenous peoples from their rightful land in order to settle an occupying population. For example, in East Jerusalem non Jewish families are routinely physically evicted from their homes to make way for Jewish occupants.
There are others.
Given the inability or unwillingness of our governments, or the United Nations Security Council to put pressure on Israel to cease these violations, and make reparations to the victims, it falls to civil society and conscientious citizens of the world, to dust off our consciences, shoulder our responsibilities, and act. I write to you now, my brothers and sisters in the family of Rock and Roll, to ask you to join with me, and thousands of other artists around the world, to declare a cultural boycott on Israel, to shed light on these problems and also to support all our brothers and sisters in Palestine and Israel who are struggling to end all forms of Israeli oppression and who wish to live in peace, justice, equality and freedom.
I am writing to you all now because of two recent events.
1) Stevie Wonder. Word came to me, the first week of last December that Stevie Wonder had been booked to headline at a gala dinner for the Friends of The Israeli Defence Force in LA on 6th December 2012. An event to raise money for the Israeli armed forces, as if the $4,300,000,000 that we the US tax payers give them each year were not enough? This came right after The Israeli defence Force had concluded yet another war on Gaza, (Operation Pillar of Defence), according to human rights watch, committing war crimes against the besieged 1.6 million Palestinians there.
Anyway, I wrote to Stevie to try to persuade him to cancel. My letter ran along these lines, “Would you have felt OK performing at the Policeman’s Ball in Johannesburg the night after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 or in Birmingham Alabama, to raise money for the Law Enforcement officers, who clubbed, tear gassed and water cannoned those children trying to integrate in 1963?” Archbishop Desmond Tutu also wrote an impassioned plea to Stevie, and 3,000 others appended their names to a change.org petition. Stevie, to his great credit, cancelled!
2) Earlier that week I delivered a speech at The United Nations. If you are interested you can find this speech on you tube.
The interesting thing about these two stories is that there was NOT ONE mention of either story in the mainstream media in the United States.
The clear inference would be that the media in the USA is not interested in the predicament of the Palestinian people, or for that matter the predicament of the Israeli people. We can only hope they may become interested as they eventually did in the politics of apartheid South Africa.
Back in the days of Apartheid South Africa at first it was a trickle of artists that refused to play there, a trickle that exercised a cultural boycott, then it became a stream, then a river then a torrent and then a flood. (Remember Steve van Zant, Bruce and all the others? “We will not Play in Sun City?”) Why? Because, like the UN and the International Courts of Justice they understood that Apartheid is wrong.
The sports community joined the battle, no one would go and play cricket or rugby in South Africa, and eventually the political community joined in as well. We all as a global, musical, sporting and political community raised our voices as one and the apartheid regime in South Africa fell.
Maybe we are at the tipping point now with Israel and Palestine. These are good people both and they deserve a just solution to their predicament. Each and every one of them deserves freedom, justice and equal rights. Just recently the ANC, the ruling party of South Africa, has endorsed BDS. We are nearly there. Please join me and all our brothers and sisters in global civil society in proclaiming our rejection of Apartheid in Israel and occupied Palestine, by pledging not to perform or exhibit in Israel or accept any award or funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.
Roger Waters

Roger Waters : “To My Colleagues in Rock & Roll” | Veterans News Now

Roger Waters : “To My Colleagues in Rock & Roll” | Veterans News Now: "Given the inability or unwillingness of our governments [to act] … it falls to civil society and conscientious citizens of the world, to dust off our consciences, shoulder our responsibilities, and act. I write to you now, my brothers and sisters in the family of Rock and Roll, to ask you to join with me, and thousands of other artists around the world, to declare a cultural boycott on Israel … proclaiming our rejection of Apartheid in Israel and occupied Palestine, by pledging not to perform or exhibit in Israel or accept any award or funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel …'

Military Madness: Has Our Species Become Insane?

Military Madness: Has Our Species Become Insane?: The renowned US writer and journalist William Blum declares, in an article referring to ‘Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars’ and Kerry’s hounding of whistleblowers, that we are witnessing ‘Unlimited power in the hands of psychopaths’ He adds, ‘My own country truly scares me’

Toss Out the American and Israeli Flags –

Toss Out the American and Israeli Flags –: "I am not a pastor. I am not a minister. I am not a preacher. I am not a priest. I am not an evangelist. I am not an elder. I am not a deacon. I am not a reverend. I am not in the ministry. I am not ordained."

The Guardian: Downing St. involved in 'Snowden materials' destruction order — RT News

The Guardian: Downing St. involved in 'Snowden materials' destruction order — RT News: "A “very senior government official” acting on behalf of Britain’s prime minister demanded the return or destruction of files leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian’s editor Alan Rusbridger told the BBC."

Monday, August 19, 2013

[Controversy] | Anatomy of an Al Qaeda “Conference Call,” by Ken Silverstein | Harper's Magazine

[Controversy] | Anatomy of an Al Qaeda “Conference Call,” by Ken Silverstein | Harper's Magazine: "Dubious sources feed national-security reporter Eli Lake a fraudulent story for political purposes — once again"

The Anti-Empire Report #103 – March 5th, 2012 – William Blum

The Anti-Empire Report #103 – March 5th, 2012 – William Blum: "If Manning had committed war crimes in Iraq instead of exposing them, he would be a free man today, as are the many hundreds/thousands of American soldiers guilty of truly loathsome crimes in cities like Haditha, Fallujah, and other places whose names will live in infamy in the land of ancient Mesopotamia."

Friday, August 16, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. It's a corporate coup d'etat -- against us!

OpEdNews - Article: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. It's a corporate coup d'etat -- against us!: "In 2002, it was reported that British Prime Minister Tony Blair had told a friend an amusing tale about our man George W. Bush. It seems that the two of them and French President Jacques Chirac had gotten into an economics discussion, after which George supposedly confided to Tony that he was decidedly unimpressed with Jacques' views: "The problem with the French," Bush scoffed, "is that they don't have a word for 'entrepreneur.'"

"W's head has always been a no-fly-zone for factual reality. However, what would boggle his mind even more than the fact that we Americans filched that word from the French, is the reality that government is not quite the entrepreneur-devouring ogre (Mon dieu! George, another French word!) that Bush's cartoonish dogma paints it to be. Actually, government-at-its-best can be an entrepreneur's buddy. One surprising place to see this buddyship at work is in one of the most mundane of government offices: Procurement (i.e., the Department of Buying Stuff)."

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Latin America stands up against US espionage - English pravda.ru

Latin America stands up against US espionage - English pravda.ru: "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry faced a rather cold reception in Brazil and Colombia where he traveled for his first state visit to Latin America. He justified the spying activity for the governments of these countries by the existence of a terrorist threat. However, no one wants to be held hostage to the security of the United States of America."

OpEdNews - Article: Humanity Is Drowning In Washington's Criminality

OpEdNews - Article: Humanity Is Drowning In Washington's Criminality: "Washington defines all resistance to its imperialism and tyranny as "terrorism." Thus, Americans who defend the environment, who defend wildlife, who defend civil liberties and human rights, who protest Washington's wars and robbery of the people on behalf of special interests, all become "domestic extremists," the term Homeland Security has substituted for "terrorist." Those who are out of step with Washington and the powerful private interests that exploit us, other peoples, and the earth for their profits and power fall into the wrong side of Bush's black and white division of the world: "you are for us or against us."

The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama's Presidency - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama's Presidency - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic: "His tone on Friday was inappropriately dismissive, while the substance was misleading at best and mendacious at worst."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Study: Are Atheists "Smarter" Than Religious People? | Alternet

Study: Are Atheists "Smarter" Than Religious People? | Alternet: Are religious people less intelligent than atheists? A new study says so.

Obama’s ‘misleading’ comment on whistleblower protections - The Washington Post

Obama’s ‘misleading’ comment on whistleblower protections - The Washington Post: "At President Obama’s news conference Friday, he gave the impression that his executive order could have protected Edward Snowden against retaliation for disclosing sensitive information had the government contractor just done it the right way."

That’s not quite correct.

Students forced to attend “re-education” program designed by Israel lobby group | The Electronic Intifada

Students forced to attend “re-education” program designed by Israel lobby group | The Electronic Intifada"It is important to emphasize that the mandatory training program is nothing short of officially sanctioned re-education, and it implies that we are prejudiced for standing up against war crimes and human rights abuses carried out by the Israeli military against Palestinians. The injustice of it is magnified because the co-sponsoring organization, the ADL, has been vocal in attempts to malign us for our Palestinian rights activism and has pressured the University to take action against us, has a history of spying on advocates for Palestinian rights, and is a staunch opponent of the internationally recognized legal right of Palestinians to return to homes from which they were expelled 65 years ago during Israel’s creation."

How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets - NYTimes.com

How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets - NYTimes.com"This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key. For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers. She replied to this one and sent her public key — allowing him or her to send an encrypted e-mail that only Poitras could open, with her private key — but she didn’t think much would come of it. "

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jennifer Hoelzer's Insider's View Of The Administration's Response To NSA Surveillance Leaks | Techdirt

Jennifer Hoelzer's Insider's View Of The Administration's Response To NSA Surveillance Leaks | Techdirt:" Really, Mr. President? Do you really expect me to believe that you give a damn about open debate and the democratic process? Because it seems to me if your Administration was really committed those things, your Administration wouldn't have blocked every effort to have an open debate on these issues each time the laws that your Administration claims authorizes these programs came up for reauthorization, which -- correct me if I am wrong -- is when the democratic process recommends as the ideal time for these debates."

Watch: Cops Detain Man For Taking Pictures of Police from 90 Feet Away | Alternet

Watch: Cops Detain Man For Taking Pictures of Police from 90 Feet Away | Alternet

Glenn Greenwald: Why Do Mainstream Journalists Worship Military Officials?

Glenn Greenwald: Why Do Mainstream Journalists Worship Military Officials?"The person who secretly implemented that illegal domestic spying program was retired Gen. Michael Hayden, then Bush's NSA director. That's the very same Michael Hayden who is now frequently presented by US television outlets as the authority and expert on the current NSA controversy - all without ever mentioning the central role he played in overseeing that illegal warrantless eavesdropping program. "

OpEdNews - Article: Edward Snowden Has Awakened the Sleeping Giant

OpEdNews - Article: Edward Snowden Has Awakened the Sleeping Giant"To no surprise, the western news media, which is nothing more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the state, is performing damage control by attempting to divert attention onto Edward Snowden, himself. Their task is to demonize him as a traitor, while at great risk, not informing us of the vital information he conveys. In addition, his prosecution and probable lengthy prison sentence (for telling the truth) will ultimately be a Big Brother lesson to all future whistleblowers to "stand down."

Prosecution of People Who Assist the Dying Must End | This Can't Be Happening!

Prosecution of People Who Assist the Dying Must End | This Can't Be Happening!"How is it that a country that has no problem slaughtering innocents around the world--often dozens of them a time, including children--in the name of hunting down individuals it labels “terrorists,” and calls such deliberate mass murder (which it euphemistically terms “collateral damage”) justified, can get so overwrought about people who just, out of love, help the dying to end their lives peacefully? "

Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer and the media's reverence of national security officials | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer and the media's reverence of national security officials | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com: "The former NSA director is held up by the Face the Nation host as an objective authority when he is everything but that..."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Man Ripped the Pink Headband from My 2-Year-Old Son's Head and Called Him a F**got | Alternet

A Man Ripped the Pink Headband from My 2-Year-Old Son's Head and Called Him a F**got | Alternet: "Out of nowhere a big booming voice rang out. "THAT'S a BOY?!" The man was overly large with a bushy beard and a camouflage shirt with the arms cut off. He had tattered shorts and lace-up work boots with no laces. I could smell the fug of cigarette smoke surrounding him, and there was a definite pong of beer on him."

Georgia Court Barred Families from Courtroom Unless Loved Ones Pled Guilty, Lawsuit Alleges | Alternet

Georgia Court Barred Families from Courtroom Unless Loved Ones Pled Guilty, Lawsuit Alleges | Alternet "Crisp County deputy told one family member she could not watch arraignments unless her loved one entered a guilty plea; if he pleaded not guilty, she would not be able to enter," the complaint stated. "

We're in a Post-Constitutional America: Our Country Is Going Sideways in Plain Sight, and Nobody's Saying Much About It | Alternet

We're in a Post-Constitutional America: Our Country Is Going Sideways in Plain Sight, and Nobody's Saying Much About It | Alternet: "Think about it for a moment: if Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a place of asylum for American dissidents and the U.S. is doing a reasonable job of imitating aspects of the old USSR, we are on Bizarro Earth, aren't we?"

Breastfeeding Mom Lucy Eades Won’t Cover Up, Posts Harassment To YouTube [Video]

Breastfeeding Mom Lucy Eades Won’t Cover Up, Posts Harassment To YouTube [Video]

Notable Quotes

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." -Unknown

“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
Christopher Hitchens



"Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."- Hunter S. Thompson

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that."--George Carlin

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."--George Carlin

"Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States."
-- Bill Van Auken

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The unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the indifferent and the ungrateful." -Anonymous Grafitti

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem.": -Howard Zinn

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick Douglas
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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."- Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,”- Marx

“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.

I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”-Chris Hedges. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.



"Tis better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt".-Johnson, Lincoln, Twain????

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." --Frank Zappa

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

"The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free."--Aldous Huxley

“An accumulation of wealth at one pole of society indicates an accumulation of misery and overwork at the other”. --Karl Marx

"Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world."- Neil Postman


"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"I have as much authority as the pope, I just don't have as many people that believe it." -George Carlin

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." --Huang Po

"Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms - of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. "- Frederick Douglass

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."- John Steinbeck

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."- Malcolm X

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."- Howard Zinn

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ”
George Carlin

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention." -- Molly Ivins


"Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws... It seems to me that organized creeds are collections of words around a wish. I feel no need for such. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men?" - Zora Neale Hurston

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life.It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant,self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."-Mark Twain

"Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts."-Molly Ivins

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan