Saturday, April 5, 2014

Filmmaker Errol Morris: Donald Rumsfeld proved Americans are gullible morons | The Raw Story

Filmmaker Errol Morris: Donald Rumsfeld proved Americans are gullible morons | The Raw Story: In an interview with Nick Gillespie on Reason TV, documentary film-maker Errol Morris claimed that Donald Rumsfeld’s success was dependent not upon his brilliance so much as the fact that the American people “are morons.”

Article: Another Fraudulent Jobs Report | OpEdNews

Article: Another Fraudulent Jobs Report | OpEdNews: "As I write I cannot think of one thing in the entire areas of foreign and domestic policy that the US government has told the truth about in the 21st century. Just as Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, Iran has no nukes, Assad did not use chemical weapons, and Putin did not invade and annex Crimea, the jobs numbers are fraudulent, the unemployment rate is deceptive, the inflation measures are understated, and the GDP growth rate is overstated. Americans live in a matrix of total lies."

Thursday, April 3, 2014

US War Plan for Europe and Russia

US War Plan for Europe and Russia: The US is prepared to plunge Europe into a war with Russia in order for Washington to preserve its hegemony over the transatlantic axis. he told us earlier in the week. The key issues are the prevention of Russia and Europe developing closer trade and political ties - stemming primarily from a vast trade in energy fuels; and, secondly, the survival of the American dollar as the world's reserve currency.

How Americans Can Help World Peace

How Americans Can Help World Peace: This may come as a shock to many ordinary Americans who tend to think that their country is already the beacon of democratic light unto the world, bestowing all sorts of benevolence to others. Such delusional "American exceptionalism" has to stop. America is only special in a very negative meaning. It plays a central part in fomenting conflict in almost every scenario we care to look at.

Venezuela: A Call for Peace

Venezuela: A Call for Peace: According to the United Nations, Venezuela has consistently reduced inequality: It now has the lowest income inequality in the region. We have reduced poverty enormously — to 25.4 percent in 2012, on the World Bank’s data, from 49 percent in 1998; in the same period, according to government statistics, extreme poverty diminished to 6 percent from 21 percent.

Article: Judicial Watch Played Into The Government's Hands -- Americans Are Blinded By Agendas | OpEdNews

Article: Judicial Watch Played Into The Government's Hands -- Americans Are Blinded By Agendas | OpEdNews: These are formidable interests arrayed against the mere obvious truth, obvious, that is, to any educated person. The 2,100 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have no vested interest in any explanation of 9/11. Indeed, they are harmed by disproving, as they have done, the government's explanation. None of them will ever again get a government contract, and many of their former clients have turned their backs on "those damn anti-Americans who don't believe their own government!" Cass Sunstein, a Chicago and Harvard law professor who sold out his integrity, if any, to the Obama regime by accepting an appointment and arguing that the federal government should infiltrate the 9/11 truth movement with agents and set-up truth-tellers so that they could be discredited, possibly even prodding them into actions for which they could be arrested.

We’re Not No. 1! We’re Not No. 1! - NYTimes.com

We’re Not No. 1! We’re Not No. 1! - NYTimes.comWe in the United States grow up celebrating ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation, the world’s richest nation, the world’s freest and most blessed nation.

Sure, technically Norwegians may be wealthier per capita, and the Japanese may live longer, but the world watches the N.B.A., melts at Katy Perry, uses iPhones to post on Facebook, trembles at our aircraft carriers, and blames the C.I.A. for everything. We’re No. 1!

In some ways we indisputably are, but a major new ranking of livability in 132 countries puts the United States in a sobering 16th place. We underperform because our economic and military strengths don’t translate into well-being for the average citizen.

Michael Moore: Execute ‘criminals at GM’ who ignored deadly defective part to save money | The Raw Story

Michael Moore: Execute ‘criminals at GM’ who ignored deadly defective part to save money | The Raw Story
Michael Moore: Execute ‘criminals at GM’ who ignored deadly defective part to save money (via Raw Story )

In a blistering rant on the social medium Facebook, filmmaker and pundit Michael Moore has called for the execution of “the criminals at General Motors” who knew their vehicles had a life-threatening defect, but chose not to act. AlterNet’s Janet…

United States Is Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading to Poor, UN Report Charges | Alternet

United States Is Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading to Poor, UN Report Charges | Alternet"I'm just simply baffled by the idea that people can be without shelter in a country, and then be treated as criminals for being without shelter," said Sir Nigel Rodley, chairman of the committee in closing statements on the U.S. review. "The idea of criminalizing people who don't have shelter is something that I think many of my colleagues might find as difficult as I do to even begin to comprehend."

Article: Roy Orbison was Right | OpEdNews

Article: Roy Orbison was Right | OpEdNewsThis kind of naiveté is astonishing unless you come from the white privileged class. There it's par for the course. And it's been the mindset of liberals for my entire life. It's behind that bone-headed platitude, "Speaking Truth to Power," as if somehow we clearly explain to the vicious thugs in power the damage they're doing and they'll suddenly start playing nice. At best it comes off like We The People are telling The Elite we know the game they're up to. Well they know the game. It's called Heads They Win and Tails We Lose and they do not give a good goddamn what we know because we still keep playing their game.

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Article: Fighting the Militarized State | OpEdNews

Article: Fighting the Militarized State | OpEdNews: The Barack Obama administration, determined to thwart the attempt by other plaintiffs and myself to have the courts void a law that permits the military to arrest U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and indefinitely detain them, has filed a detailed brief with the Supreme Court asking the justices to refuse to accept our petition to hear our appeal. We will respond within 10 days.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

America’s Aggressions Rewarded

America’s Aggressions Rewarded: March 29, 2014 "Information Clearing House - "BAR"- The United States is a military superpower in economic decline. Consequently, its foreign policy resembles that of the mafia extortionist who “offers protection when it is in fact the only threat in the neighborhood.” Old bullies do not fade away; they must be confronted. “Who will insist on punishing the United States?” – by far the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world, today.”

Article: Why The EU Can't "Isolate" Russia | OpEdNews

Article: Why The EU Can't "Isolate" Russia | OpEdNews: German Chancellor Angela Merkel could teach US President Barack Obama one or two things about how to establish a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As if Obama would listen. He'd rather boost his constitutional law professor self, and pompously lecture an elite eurocrat audience in the glittering Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, like he did this Wednesday, on how Putin is the greatest threat to the US-administered global order since World War II. Well, it didn't go that well; most eurocrats were busy taking selfies or twittering.

Article: The Refusal of Democrats to Recognize that They've 'Been Had' | OpEdNews

Article: The Refusal of Democrats to Recognize that They've 'Been Had' | OpEdNews:" I learned about this closed-mindedness of liberals, by means of the reader-comments to my recent article at Huffington Post, "Obama: 'I Don't Care About the Public's Welfare'."

Respondents to it didn't challenge the facts that it summarized, which were damning in the view of any progressive -- and some even in the view of any non-fascist. Instead, these readers listed the good things that Obama has done as President, such as, "Rescuing the Auto Industry." Every President has done some good things. Such readers were simply refusing to believe that Obama is a liar and is at least as conservative as he is liberal. Instead, they diverted onto irrelevancies: onto the good things he has done, which have nothing to do with those bad things."

Article: We Don't Run This Country for Corporations | OpEdNews

Article: We Don't Run This Country for Corporations | OpEdNews: "I cannot believe that we live in a world where we would even consider letting some big corporation deny the women who work for it access to the basic medical tests , treatments or prescriptions that they need based on vague moral objections."

Article: Ukrainian Lessons | OpEdNews

Article: Ukrainian Lessons | OpEdNews: The first lesson, and it's a very old one, is that violent protest does work, and also sinister tricks such as having your own snipers shoot at police and fellow protesters. Without this ramping up of mayhem and bloodshed, the Ukrainian government would not have been discredited, destabilized and finally overthrown.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, America's Non-Stop Ops in Africa | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Nick Turse, America's Non-Stop Ops in Africa | TomDispatch: "By all accounts, SEAL missions in Africa are on the rise, and the Navy’s special operators are far from alone. For the last several years, Nick Turse, author of the bestseller Kill Anything That Moves, has been covering the expansion of U.S. Africa Command and the quiet, under-the-radar growth of U.S. operations on that continent at TomDispatch. He has repeatedly broken news about the military’s long African reach, its new bases (even if never referred to by that name), and its creation of a logistics network that now stretches across significant parts of the continent. Today, Turse offers a revealing look at the quickening pace of U.S. military operations in Africa as the Pentagon prepares for future wars, and the destabilization and blowback it is already helping to sow on that continent. Tom"