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Dear America: What the hell happened to us?

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Marti Oakley

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“Our government has done more to harm us than any supposed terrorists could have done. They have and are taking our freedom away a day at a time. We are now under constant surveillance and spied on by government agencies. We cannot write an email, text a friend, drive down the road, board a plane, talk on our phones or even shop without our messages being intercepted and logged, our calls being recorded, our license plates being scanned, our face    being photographed and our fingerprints and dna collected at every conceivable opportunity.  So who is it that the government is really afraid of? Some supposed terrorist “over there”,…..or…YOU?”

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The View from a Political Atheist

After years of writing about the egregious conduct of the federal and state governments, and, after watching the public sitting idly by while our rights are violated especially under this bogus “war on terror”, I have to wonder what happened to us? Maybe the better question is….what happened to so many of you? When did you lose your sense of who you are and where you come from, and what that should represent? Why are so many so quick to label those who are sounding the alarms that something has gone terribly wrong, as being “conspiracy theorists?” Or maybe, leftists, or neo-cons, communists, etc… These labels and others like them serve no purpose but to keep us divided and warring amongst our selves while those orchestrating our demise continue their insidious work. In the end, they all coalesce into the same group. That political divide that so many of us love to argue, is an illusion.

As a political atheist, I firmly believe that if a politician’s lips are moving and sound is coming out…there is a good chance they are lying to us.

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How about a free, functional government?

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by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Donald Trump was supposed to be the first president since JFK to be free of obligations to the high cabal usual funders and owners of American presidents. That’s how he was self-billed and that was his major selling point – that he had very largely funded his own campaign and, with a very successful businessman’s approach, would be more-knowledgeable and success-capable than his politician predecessors. So that he could get things Total Earth Science Skepticdone for and at the bidding of the people, rather than the multi-billionaire plutocrats who were accustomed to bribing and ruling.

And, perhaps strangely, if you google it, you can find purported background information both ways – that he paid for most of his rather sketchy campaign himself, or alternatively, that his elevation was heavily-financed by mega-rich interests primarily on Wall Street.

But, regardless, he is now, as a sudden recruit to the bomb-bomb, waw-waw persuasion, coming over from the presumed militarism-minimization philosophy of regime-change wars being too costly and unavailing. The neocons have got him now, apparently, however they did it, and here we go again – except more than ever.

One current theory, voiced in an online article apparently without an author a couple of days ago, entitled “Is Trump Really In Control?”, conjectures that the other members of the administration, mostly ex-generals, because they, not so much the president, have been mouthing threats in every direction lately, must, thus, be in control. While the president enjoys his golf and holds endless meetings and pep rallies – leaving war “to the generals”, mostly faceless. Whoever they are, all too casually assumed to be human or approximately so. More

You Fools You Fools You Fools—How Amateur Presidents, Amateur Secretaries of State and Amateur Ambassadors to the United Nations Could Start World War III

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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A Summary of What is Likely to Have Been a False Flag Operation in Syria

The narrative accompanying the video footage that swayed Trump showed the now discredited-as-propaganda “White Hat” brigade members trying to hose down the dying poison gas victims in a region where there is no American presence. The unknown makers of the video claimed that the chemical agent responsible was military-grade Sarin gas.

Within hours after the Al Queda video went viral, a pair of U.S. Navy destroyers – that had been pre-positioned in the eastern Mediterranean – launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles (at a cost of some $1.5 million each, which equals $85,000,000 of scarce taxpayer dollars in one pop, to the delight of some weapons manufacturer or other), targeting aircraft, hardened shelters, fuel storage, munitions supply, air defense and communications facilities at the Syrian air base. Only 20% of the air base was disabled and jets were flying out of the base within a few  days.

The cooler heads of most of the members of the UN Security Council refused to blame Assad until further study of the facts were examined by an independent group.

This space is reserved for the true story, if we Americans are ever allowed to hear it.

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*“Perhaps there is no more fitting tribute…to all wars everywhere – than the closing chapters of Johnny Got His Gun. Published on September 3, 1939, two days after the start of WWII. Dalton Trumbo’s novel was about a World War I veteran whose four limbs, face and genitals had been blown away by a shell but had been kept alive in a secret military hospital as a curiosity. He is deaf, dumb, and blind, and must lift and drop his head against a hospital pillow to tap out – in Morse code – what he wants to tell mankind. He asks that the wretched trunk of his body be placed in a glass case and taken around the world on display. One of the last powerful paragraphs of the book ends this way: ‘I know the truth and you don’t you fools. You fools you fools you fools…” More

This is What American Fascism is Going to Look Like

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Duty to Warn

new-logo251_002By Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Christian Fundamentalist Dominonist theocracy is hard to distinguish from  Islamic Fundamentalist Sharia law (which is condemned so vociferously by conservative Christians). Some call it Christofascism.”

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“You drop bombs on seven Muslim countries and then you wonder why Muslims are upset. Or you drop bombs on innocent Muslim children with U.S. drones and then you wonder why the gangsters, the fascists that are coming out of the Muslim world, are organizing.”Dr Cornel West – in a recent interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! More

OLD JACK HINSON AN ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST

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 By Michael Gaddy

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“Over 70% of the people who died so far in Iraq as the result of our war were civilians. What kind of hate and desire for revenge resides in the relatives of those civilians? Where in our religious beliefs is there any justification for such mass genocide? We euphemistically refer to these deaths as “collateral damage,” while the people in Iraq referred to them as family, friends, and neighbors.”

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150814-jeb-iraq-good-dealWhat is the point of no return? What could possibly happen to an individual that would cause them to abandon all sense of order and seek instead violent and deadly revenge against another human being or group of people, many of whom are personally unknown to the perpetrator(s) of violence? Is this human action a devotion to some fanatical practice of religion or simply a reaction to violent stimuli?

If religious fanaticism is the answer, is it possible such religious fervor exhibited in the acts of the “terrorist” creates in its opponent an overwhelming desire to abandon their professed religion? If we are truly fighting a war against radical Islam, is it OK to abandon the tenets of Christianity, a faith professed by the great majority of the so-called conservatives who support the perpetual war for peace paradigm of our government? If that has actually occurred, have the radical terrorists not already won the war? What else could constitute acceptance of the deaths of hundreds of thousands; many of them civilians, to prosecute wars we know are based on lies hatched in the halls of our own government and nurtured to maturity by a state-owned and controlled media?

This past week I read an email written by a professed man of the cloth writing in support of one of his military heroes who is credited with killing several hundred of our “enemy” as a sniper. His statement was “we can only imagine how many soldier’s lives were saved by this man’s actions.” Unwittingly, this preacher struck at the very core of the issue. To support the actions of a government we personally claim to abhor when it comes to our individual liberty, imaginations must be employed in order to salve our collective conscience as we go about supporting wars perpetrated on government lies, deception and propaganda. More

Chris Hedges Tells Us Why We Keep Being Fooled By The Powers That Be

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new-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” — Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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Chris Hedges publishes his deeply insightful columns each week at the progressive website TrughDig.com. He was a war correspondent for nearly two decades, reporting from South America (the Falklands), Central America (El Salvador and Nicaragua for five years), the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Kosovo).He worked for the New York Times for 15 of those years and left the Times after he was reprimanded for speaking out truthfully about the Bush/Cheney administration’s illegal invasion of Iraq.

Among the 11 books authored by Hedges were these popular titles: 1) American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America; 2) War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning; 3)What Every Person Should Know About War; 4) Death of the Liberal Class; 5) Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

Hedges received his B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. Hedges has studied ancient Greek and Latin and speaks Arabic, French and Spanish.

He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto and currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey. In 2014, he was ordained at the Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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THE ART OF PROMOTING VIOLENCE A BIT OF WAR & TERRORISM BUT ALSO HOPE

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new-logo25Chuck Frank

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12-9-2015 11-02-00 AMDoes anyone remember that shortly after 9/11 President George W. Bush sent special adviser Karl Rove to Hollywood to meet with 40 movie industry executives in order to promote and legitimize war? Yes, it was a horrible propaganda agenda but it wasn’t called that.

To this day, the elite’s of America and the world are still on that same mission. If it isn’t the Arab/Islam world of Egypt, or Libya, Afghanistan and Syria that the elite powers may stir up, there is now saber rattling going on with Russia. And our own mainstream media will be there to add fuel to the fire. What is it about violence that is so attractive? For one thing, it sells newspapers, TV spots and acts as a conditioning factor to where certain people will feed upon it and want to see action.
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Urgent (Unlearned) Lessons From MLK: Pointing out the Stupidity of America’s Militarist, Pro-Fascist, Anti-Democracy, Interventionist Foreign Policy

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new-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“’Each day the war goes on the hatred increases in the hearts of the Vietnamese and in the hearts of those of humanitarian instinct. The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat”

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Urgent (Unlearned) Lessons From MLK: Pointing out the Stupidity of America’s Militarist, Pro-Fascist, Anti-Democracy, Interventionist Foreign Policy

(An Excerpt from MLK’s 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” Speech)

Each day the war goes on the hatred increases … The Americans are 000-1013161725forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat. The image of America will never again be the image of revolution, freedom, and democracy, but the image of violence and militarism” – Unnamed Buddhist monk 1967

This week anti-racist Americans honor Martin Luther King (and racist Americans sneer at) and his heroic pioneering efforts to achieve liberation for African-Americans from their second-hand citizenry. Next month, during Black History Month there will be opportunities to learn more about African-American history from slavery up to the present day. According to his most famous and most censored-out speech (excerpt below, which turned out to be his death warrant), Dr King gave his listeners an important history lesson about the folly of colonialism and militarist, interventionist foreign policies that eventually and inevitably see “the chickens coming home to roost”.

The lessons that King tried to teach us explained why our nation (not to mention France and Britain and other murderous white Christian colonizers throughout the history of the world like Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany, Italy, etc), are constantly provoking mortal enmity among the billions of disrespected victims in every region of the world where our corporate resource extractors have landed the troops and propagandists to make the world “safe for predatory capitalism”. More

TS Radio: Troublesome Country: Book review with author James Hufferd

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The Forgotten Christmas Truce of 1914 and the Unlearned Lessons That Could Have Prevented the Century of War 1914 – 2014

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new-logo25Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“Most of those that survived bodily were rendered insane, criminally psychopathic or otherwise psychologically and/or spiritually disabled for the rest of their lives. No one, especially the glory- and power-seeking militarists at the top, had foreseen the coming holocaust or the intolerable stalemates in a new kind of warfare that relied on shovels, machine guns, artillery and poison gas.”

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It was exactly 100 years ago this month when the Christmas Truce of 1914 occurred, when Christian soldiers on both sides of the infamous No Man’s Land of the Western Front, recognized their common humanity, dropped 1237971_10151696892798163_43495779_ntheir guns and fraternized with the so-called enemies that they had been ordered to kill without mercy the day before. As mentioned in last week’s column, the truth of that remarkable event has since been effectively covered up by state and military authorities (and the embedded journalists at the time) because they were angered (and embarrassed) by the breakdown of military discipline.

In the annals of war, such “mutinies” are now unheard of. The generals and (as well as the saber-rattling, chest-thumping politicians and war profiteers back home) rapidly developed strategies to prevent such behavior from happening again.

Christmas Eve of 1914 was only 5 months into World War I, and the cold, weary, homesick soldiers found themselves not heroes, as expected, but rather miserable, frightened and disillusioned wretches living in rat- and louse-infested trenches. Most of them had dreamed heroic dreams when they had signed up to kill and die for King and Country a few months earlier, and they had been fully expecting to be home for the holidays. More

Nero Fiddles at the Bankers’ Ball

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new-logo25Copyright © 2013 by W.R. McAfee, Sr. All Rights Reserved

November 9, 2013

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Audience marvels as currencies burn

And old and organized international cabal of white-collar banking thieves prowl the planet with a grab bag of heinous tools—war, deception, bribery, financial manipulations, recessions, depressions, shortages, misery for humanity— perfected over the centuries; enabling them to steal money and commandeer nations’ (and citizens’)  treasure by offering deliberate debt the bankers know can’t be repaid when they make the offer.

hijackedUsing the British army at the time, these bankers, who are headquartered in a square-mile area known as The City located in the middle of London, and who are an independent “country” with their own constitution, law, and police force separate from Britain,  attempted to gain control of America with two wars—the Revolution and the War of 1812. Their agents were back supplying Indian tribes throughout the country and on America’s borders with weapons, ammunition, supplies, staples and encouragement to kill colonists and wage war on America before the Revolution’s powder smoke settled

Both times they failed.

Undeterred, and with their eyes on a resource-rich American prize, the Rothschileans’ regrouped in The City and set loose a deceptive scheme to attack the nation with their money. More

Government Hypocrisy Preceeding Attack on Syria

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new-logo25Marti Oakley                                  (c) copyright 2013 All rights reserved

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You won’t hear anyone say the word, war.

This parsing of words, this come-to-be expected word weaseling is nothing new.  Kerry, Dempsey, the President and every Senator never uttered the word “war” which would require the consent of congress to wage.   The refraining from using this word and instead referring to the war plans for Syria  as a “strike, intervention or action”, is what the President is relying on to by-pass congress and the Constitution. As long as no one dares call it a war, there appears to be no need for the President to get congress’s consent.

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As the country rises up and resoundingly rejects any action of any kind in Syria, the propaganda is running knee deep in the District of Criminals.  Because of the decades long stream of what has turned out to be faulty “intelligence”, outright lies about whatever fictional threat they were using to to attack another nation in order to seize their assets (oil) and to depose one government after another only to install a government more to our liking, we are faced with another needless war.

The US Senate is meeting and discussing how and why they intend to start another senseless war, this time in Syria.  The pretentiousness of these discussions borders on the absurd and is an insult to the intelligence of America.  Continually citing “intelligence”, human, satellite and other methods of savespying, Senator’s Menendez and Corker are followed by the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, among others.  Each of them attempting to somehow tie the civil war in Syria to the national security of the United States.  This will last for hours of course, due to the fact that there is no connection. This makes the argument particularly tedious.

Among the weakest arguments heard over the last several days; “It would make us appear weak”.  Well now, if ever there was an argument for bombing and terrorizing another nation on the other side of the globe, it would have to be our big giant national ego.  Apparently, our government believes that the Syrian people are not terrorized quite enough as a result of internal turmoil and the proper response to this would be to create more turmoil, more terror and to destroy everything in sight along with “collateral” damage.  This means men, women AND children will be unilaterally harmed or killed by our actions.

Supposedly vast intelligence exists to indicate that a chemical attack actually took place.  This intelligence came from the same sources who supplied the intelligence for the Iraq war.  You remember…….the evidence that never was?

Collateral damage in Syria is said to be deemed to be “low” in this instance.  So,.. what?  So are we going to accept 5,000 men, women and children being killed by us?  10,000?  20,000?  What’s the magic number?

IF I understand this correctly, gassing people is a big problem, but blowing them up along with their entire community so that you can overthrow their government and seize their national assets, is not. More

Truth Squad Radio: GMO Deregulation and Agenda 21

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The Libyan War Sets Deadly Precedents

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John Boering (c)copyright 2011 All rights Reserved

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“These abominable acts set the stage for more criminal activity and tyranny: UN authorized wars for oil and resources, expansion of presidential power caused by the impotency of Congress, the death of the Constitution, runaway “defense” spending that bankrupts taxpayers, and the outright theft of nations’ assets for use against them.”

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Obama’s military action (war) against Libya sets dangerous precedent with each passing day that increases tyranny in America and abroad.

•  A United Nations resolution was the justification for US military action in Libya. More

13 Lies: An Abbreviated History of U.S. Presidents Leading Us to War

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David Redick
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Those of you who long ago figured out that George Bush lied about, and twisted, 9-11, the role of Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Osama, and WMDs to justify the invasions of Afghanistan, and Iraq, and to create the War on Terror, will not be surprised to learn that our prior Presidents, and their complicit henchmen, have lied us into every war since our Revolution. Their true reasons have not been legal, constitutional, or politically acceptable, so they invent one or more false reasons that they can sell to the people. The recent WikiLeaks disclosures confirm how our foreign policy is riddled with lies. Surprise!

Sadly, most people, especially the troops and their families, believe the lies and proudly support these “wars for defense of our Liberties.”  It doesn’t occur to them that our leaders would be so evil as to spend the lives of our troops to gain their hidden goals for Empire-USA (oil, power, land, etc.).  

Iran is their next target
Thus, the war drums are beating in DC to justify bombing Iran, so this is a good time to consider whether our leaders are lying again. READ MORE
 

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