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Internet censorship

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Remove dog-fight-supporting politician, Steve King

  What a pinhead. via thepetitionsite774802232steve-king-supports-dog-fights-he-must-resign. King supports dog fighting [because] "... humans are allowed to fight, so dogs should be, too." The di... read more

Grim [false] depiction of Russian life

  via As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly... read more

Steroid level so high in beef it's causing players to fail drug tests

  I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :) Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is warning that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain a substanc... read more

The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis

  via Further supporting the "natural gas motive" is the fact that it was Vice President Joe Biden who demanded that President Yanukovych pull back his police on Feb. 21, a ... read more

Police Arrest Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

  I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can't put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they're detaining you. via Police Arrest Young Blac... read more

Let us vote whether money is speech


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Possible 2016 presidential candidates


Everyone even remotely publicly thinking about running for President in 2016, in the link below. 2016 Presidential Candidates ... read more

Another entry in the eternal "third party candidates can't win" debate


We received the following email from a friend, Diane, this morning: Subject: Another entry in the eternal "third party candidate can't win" debate There's a page on Facebook, the title of which is pretty much self-explanatory. Worth looking at just f ... read more

The World According to TIME Magazine

   . For those who still read TIME magazine.... read more

US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study

   Of course, astute observers have known this for years. Still, it's nice to see it "officially" recognized. Then again, this country NEVER WAS a democracy, it's a republic. An actual democracy would have everyon... read more

Why I am burning my last bridge with Obama

  She pretty well sums it up! via Why I'm burning my last bridge with Obama - YouTube.Good one!... read more

S.C. State Senate Nullifies Hemp Ban

  Many hemp supporters feel that the DEA has been used as an "attack dog" of sorts to prevent competition with major industries where American-grown hemp products would create serious market competition: Cotton, PaperLumber, Oil, and others. via ... read more

Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent


| Good Jobs First. Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them. We're now an affiliate of ... read more

The Architects of Free Trade Really Did Want a World Government of Corporations


Observations on Credit and Surveillance — NAFTA Origins, Part Two: .It's amazing what you find in the Congressional Record. For exa ... read more

Putin Style Politics Could Be What Saves U.S.

  I used to think Putin was a thugautocrat [I should say I assume he must be. See * below.], but that's what it takes sometimes.That being said, he does seem to have Russia's (and his own) interests at heart.I like what he's done to the oligarchs inte... read more

Washington State Bill Would Turn Off Resources to NSA Facility

  Cool!But I suppose the city of Yakima might in this case have veto power?... Washington "to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation, or order which ... read more

We Stopped SOPA, Lets Stop the TPP

  via We Stopped SOPA — Lets Stop the TPP. The text of the agreement has been shrouded in secrecy. But we know from leaked documents that the TPP would let corporations monitor our online activities, cut off our Internet access, del... read more

Icelanders Overthrow Government and Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud

  via guardianlv201312icelanders-overthrow-government-and-rewrite-constitution-after-banking-fraud-no-word-from-us-media Icelanders forced their entire governme... read more

The Fallacy of Lesser Evil Choice

  ... the main issue here is that it is delusional if not moronic for persons who describe themselves as "progressive" to insist upon copping out to the "Lesser-Evil" candidate for fear of "losing" an election, rather than to support — whatever th... read more

Chris Hedges, Imploding the myth of Israel


via Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel - Columns - Chris Hedges - Truthdig. ... a state whose real goal is, and always has been, the transfer, forced immigration or utter subjugation and impoverishment of Palestinians in ... read more

RFK Jr. on JFK's Attempts to End the Cold War

  Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFKs press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFKs proposal for a path to peace and disarmament. via ... read more

9-11 explained in 5 minutes

  For those who still believe the official story. via .... read more

Simple reform could save America from Wall Street

  A Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street and Boost the Economy: What's Washington Waiting For? We're talking about a financial tran... read more

Shocked to realize affordable health care another Obama fairy tale

  The article's title, below in link, is misleading — which I hate no matter whose "side" you're on — but the factsresults are true. After registering, she lamented that 'every plan is going to cost more than ... read more

60 percent say fire every member of Congress


NBCWSJ poll: — First Read. ... read more

Israel threatens to go it alone against Iran


via WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. Israel has been screaming since 1985 that Iran is just "months away" from nuclear weapons. ... read more

Why War With Russia is Unavoidable, Unless ...

  Both "conservative" Republican voters and "liberal" Democrat voters wash their consciences by blaming the other party for the evils of American politics. But they are the only ones to blame, because they keep electing to public office people like McC... read more

WTF?? Constitution Banned on Constitution Day

  prevented from passing out free copies of the Constitution to his fellow students. Free copies. Of the Constitution. On Constitution Day. via ABombazine: WTF?? Constitution Banned on Constitution Day in California.... read more

A politician's worst nightmare


Be every politician's (and their henchmen's) worst nightmare, an informed citizen! Someone else has probably already said this, and said it better. Oh well, it's still true. ... read more

Spot the Psycho Before They Spot You

  Activist Post: . "We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office." — Aesop... read more

Ruling Elite Destroying Our Economies

  ... on purpose, is what he seems to be implying without saying so in so many words. ? - Robin Hahnel - YouTube. ... read more

Retarded

  Obama himself says, "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident." And he's right, for a change. Yet hethey want us all to be constantly afraid of this bogeyman, these nebulous "terrorists," which... read more

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Cash

  ... those 217 "no" voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 "yes" voters via Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash ~ News Forage. ... read more

Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?

  via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy? | Common Dreams. ... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but can only be sold with endless fear-mongering about... read more

Conspiracy theorists sane; government dupes hostile


Told ya! :) via New studies: 'Conspiracy theorists' sane; government dupes crazy, hostile. In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests the negative stereotype of conspiracy theorists — a hostile fan ... read more

How to know if your coworker is a threat to national security

  Essentially, pretend the Soviets won the Cold War and then conquered the United States — that's how the government is operating. via | The Matt Walsh Blog. Great post.... read more

lies lies lies

  Lyrics from a Frank Zappa song: "You will obey me while I lead you And eat the garbage that I feed you Until the day that we don't need you Don't go for hel...no one will heed you Your mind is totally controlled It has been stuffed into my mold... read more

12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice

  Who are the true patriots of today? Not the flag-wrapped politicians who send other people's children off to be killed or disabled in wars to make the world safe for big businesses. Not the flag-waving profiteers who view their successes as their... read more

How Inbred Elites Are Tearing America Apart

  People are embedded in these institutions, they are blinkered in these ways that means they're making decisions outside the bounds of democratic accountability. Which can lead to corruption — like, moral transgression — but also, at the... read more

Cracking up over Lottery President

  Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President (5.1 MB) (or here on YouTube). He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. :)Here's my ... read more

Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through

  This whole Snowden affair is an op. It's the kind of op that works because people are prepared to believe anything. via Activist Post: .... read more

Gardasil and Cervarix Don't Work, Are Dangerous and Weren't Tested

  Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines. via ... read more

Taibbi reveals smoking gun at Moody's and S&P

  "Lord help our f****ing scam?.?.?.?this has to be the stupidest place I have worked at," writes one Standard & Poor's executive. "As you know, I had difficulties explaining 'HOW' we got to those numbers since there is no science behind it," confe... read more

A new giant vaccine scandal exposes government lies

  ... most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies. So they don't have the flu. via Activist Post: and psyops.... read more

Thousands Of Companies Handing Over Your Data To NSA


We have become a "surveillance society", and this is exactly the sort of thing that the Fourth Amendment was supposed to protect us against. The government is only supposed to invade our privacy and investigate us when there is probable cause to do s ... read more

Has the US war on terror just had its Cronkite moment?

  PRISM looks like that Cronkite moment: The moment when even the staunchest Obama supporter admits they've been taken for a ride. via Has the US war on terror just had its Cronkite moment? ... read more

The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun

  : An Interview With Gar Alperovitz. Interesting.... read more

Priority Issues Survey from Nancy Pelosi

  Got a "2013 Priority Issues Survey" from Nancy Pelosi today! First of all, I'm not a Democrat (nor a Republican). Second of all, why are they sending me actual physical mail? This is 2013, it says so right there on the survey! Direct me to a website!... read more

The Biggest Obama Scandals Are Proven and Ignored

  theatlanticpoliticsarchive201305the-biggest-obama-scandals-are-proven-and-ignored275960 Has he ordered the assassination of any American citizens in secret without due process? Did he k... read more

Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?

  Glenn Greenwald asks in his latest column, "" Can it be because the suspects in this one are Muslim? Can only Muslims commit terrorism? What have we ... read more

Anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan


'I'm sick to my stomach': anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing planThe Sensata plant in Freeport is profitable and competitive, but its majority owner, Bain Capital, has decided to ship jobs to China — and ... read more

Bitcoin vs. big government

  Nice! via Bitcoin vs. Big Government Interest in Bitcoin has surged along with its valuation. Last week saw its exchange rate soar past $100 for the first time ever, landing the virtual currency on the front pages of The Washington Post ... read more

The psychology of the powerful

  Instead of analysing actions, checking through the consequences of those actions and chatting through the decisions made, leaders too often rely on impulsive decision-making - and this is when hubris can set in. via . This describes almost e... read more

Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well in Deep Red North Dakota?

  Public "social" banking works, even for otherwise "conservative" people. via Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well in Deep-Red North Dakota? North Dakota's thriving state ban... read more

In case you thought he was YOUR president...


via rtusamonsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006 Obama signs Monsanto protection act, which makes Monsanto immune from governmental prosecution or legal liability from damage caused by G ... read more

The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors

  Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor's funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank's, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to pay. via ... read more

What happens when the banks stay closed --Cyprus edition

  [anonymous] says: I'm sure the "powers that be" are busy buying up properties and companies in Cyprus right now, as happened here with the real estate collapse. Prices will be fixed beyond the reach of the middle class, impoverishing the masses. So d... read more

George Orwell's 1984 happening before us

  Never heard of this guy before, but I'm glad people are speaking out ... at least occasionally. via Jeff Monson: US a police state, George Orwell's 1984 happening before us — RT Op-Edge. They want to scare us, saying "they are out to get u... read more

Liberty versus security

  From zerohedge, I like this graphic showing this nation's descent into totalitarianism.From this article here.... read more

Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?


via Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters, Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? In a word, no. ... read more

Bob Woodward criticizes Obama

  If , that's actually points in Obama's favor in my book, Woodward's so slimy. And I'm no fan of Obama, either. businessinsiderbob-woodward-obama-sequester-republicans-2013-2 ... read more

We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act

  @holmes3804We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act! (or enforce the one we've got).Limit, by statute, the allowed size of any company.Having too much of the economy controlled by too few corporations tran... read more

Chris Hedges quote

  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 Hedg... read more

America should have a national popular vote


The Post-Election Project: Should America Have a National Popular Vote? Seems like a good idea, at first glance, at least. UPDATE (November 2016): Upon further review, it's fairly clear the Electoral College ... read more

Fooling themselves

  The "elites" are adept at fooling themselves into thinking they know best.This "superiority" that they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping "us commoners" in the dark, and keeping themselves in power.... read more

Russia Ousts US NGOs, Fake Protests Peter Out

  Reuters states ... Putin ... has pushed through laws which critics say can be used to stifle dissent - tightening controls of the Internet ... and broadening the definition of treason. via Activist Post: Russia Ousts Meddling US NGOs, Fake... read more

AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation


AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk. The problem is that EVERY other news source in the "western world" quotes AP verbatim witho ... read more

You Are the Solution You've Been Looking For

  Instead of joining one more group, walking on [one] more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself… via You Are ... read more

Stop calling them leaders

  These political "leaders" throughout the world, including the US, are not leaders. They're just power players.... read more

What Happened to the Green New Deal?

  Big business would starve if deprived of state-organized central banking, transport, electricity, water, sewage, courts, zoning, police, environmental remediation, customs and labor regulation. Pick an industry and youll find tailored public aid. via... read more

SignOn.org

  Start your own petition by clicking the link below! via petitions.moveon. People Powered Petitions.There are more than 8 million MoveOn members. Tap into our shared people power and create progressive change. ... read more

Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%

  Another great idea! via Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom. ... read more

Rolling Jubilee

  . Great idea! A bailout of the people by the people is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual s... read more

People are not really awake yet to the two-party dictatorship

  via Ralph Nader - People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two Party Dictatorship" ... read more

Free & Equal, Fighting for a more equal election process

  via Free & Equal - Fighting for a more equal election process. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, we work to give all ballot-qualified local and presidential candidates the opportunity to debate important political issues in... read more

The virtual recovery

  ... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work in order to maintain the same purcha... read more

Romney's lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak


— Salon.The fatal meningitis epidemic sweeping the United States can now be traced to the failure of then-Gov. Mitt Romney to adequately regulate the Ma ... read more

Monsanto Funded Anti GMO Labeling Campaign


Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies. Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $250,000 ... read more

Obama, Romney = same police state, Third party debate up close


Obama, Romney = same police state: Third party debate up-close (FULL VIDEO) ... read more

Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless

   - third-party candidates talk to RT... read more

Here's your sign, Mr. Ryan


"I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example. And that we have fewer ships that we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the natur ... read more

Free and Equal, Presidential Debate


Free and Equal - Presidential Debate. These candidates might discuss ACTUAL issues, not corporate-sponsored "issues." ... read more

Tyrants

  "When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." ~ Plato... read more

Comedian Richard Jeni, Why the left and right suck

  Comedian Richard Jeni: Why The Left & The Right Suck... read more

Hacking Democracy on YouTube

  . The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart of democracy. The film the Diebold ... ... read more

This guy is a joke


Here is a timeline of "dire" warnings since 1979For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear ... read more

Putin Thanks Romney For Reckless Remarks


. Further proof of Romney's stupidity."I'm grateful to [Romney] for formulating his stance so clearly because he has once again proven the correctness of our approach to missile defense problems, ... read more

Mitt Romney, Monsanto Man


Introduced in the Bain years with Bain boosting, Roundup's supposedly "biodegradable" and "nontoxic" claims have led to false advertising findings in France and by the Attorney General of New York. Studies are also now beginning to link Roundup t ... read more

It's official, Romney is clueless


via Crooks and Liars ROMNEY: ... no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers. STEPHANOPOULOS: Is $100,000 middle income? ROMNEY: No, middle ... read more

Greed and debt, The true story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital


... that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions — it's dusted itself off, it's had a shave and a shoeshine, and it's back out there running for president Read more: ... read more

Coal Miners Stand with Mitt Because They're Forced To

  via Coal Miners Stand with Mitt Because Theyre Forced To | Common Dreams.Coal miners in Ohio - who work for a company that's given almost $1 million to the GOP - say they feared they'd lose their jobs if they didn't attend a "mandatory" event wi... read more

The Bain Legacy


... the GOP presidential hopeful was a key architect of what has become known as the "Bain model." And as president, it can be expected that he would govern the country using the values that governed Bain Capital. see for the entire story ... read more

Hey banksters, We are fully awake

  Good, short video about the banking system. via Hey Banksters: We Are Fully Awake... read more

White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures

  Activist Post: calling for the TSA to follow the law.Yet again, the Obama administration has made it quite clear that they couldn't care less about the law, separation of ... read more

Quote of the Day 2012/07/14

  "The War on Terror(TM) is a product. It doesn't exist 'to keep us safe'; on the contrary, it exists to keep us in a state of fear." — Liberty Underground News Service... read more

ObamaCare same as RomneyCare


ObamaCare is the same as RomneyCare.And to know who it benefits most, simply look at the fact that hospital ... read more

Lawmakers got inside information during 2008 financial crisis

  34 lawmakers — including Speaker of the House John Boehner — got inside information during the 2008 financial crisis — and immediately changed their investment portfolios — 12160.The lawmak... read more

Quote of the Day 2012/06/25

  "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." — Voltaire Good quote, but apparently not spoken by Voltaire.See answers.yahooquestionindex?qid=201208... read more

Roseanne Barr, Two major parties are prostitutes for big money


via Roseanne Barr on Presidential Run: Two Major Parties Are a Bunch of Prostitutes Who Work for Big Money RB: I thin ... read more

Senator chairing investigation of JP Morgan Chase receives contributions from same


JP Morgan Chase Is Biggest Campaign Contributor to the Senator Who's Chairing the Investigation of JP Morgan Chase.Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of rich guys to fund campaigns . . ... read more

US Senators Who Voted To Let Drones Shoot Americans In The Streets


Maybe. Or, this might just be another purposely "shocking" headline. "Both" sides tend to blow things out of proportion, unfortunately. via The List OF 75 US Senators Who Voted To Let 30,0 ... read more

Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes

   Too bad nothing will come of it, but it's nice to see, anyway.In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were t... read more

Thrive!

  Great video ... and idea.youtubewatch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s&feature=colike ... read more

Unplugging Americans from the Matrix

  ... political elites represent only the powerful special interests that write the country's laws in exchange for funding the political campaigns of "lawmakers." via The West passes judgment on the rest of the wor... read more

Mitt Romney is Goldman Sachs


To call Mitt Romney a "Goldman" Boy is an understatement. via Paul Drockton. Mitt Romney IS Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs is quite the player in politics. In fact, it would be fair to say that Goldman and politics are joined at the hip. ... read more

Part 1 | HUNGRY FOR CHANGE

  "This inspiring film has the power to transform your health!" — Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert. via Hungry For Change — Part 1 | HUNGRY FOR CHANGE®.... read more

Hackers elect cartoon character thanks to electronic voting

  "... a cartoon character was written in and won by a landslide, thanks to the hard work of hackers ..." via Activist Post: Hackers elect cartoon character to Washington DC school board thanks to electronic voting.If you ... read more

What If Democracy Is Bunk?

  via The Daily Bell - What If Democracy Is Bunk? What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a difference? What if no matter how you vote, the elites get to have it their way? What if "one person, one vote" is just a... read more

All I Wanted To Do Was Vote


Indiana OfficialWorried About Voter Fraud Is Convicted of Voter Fraud Irony Still Not Dead Dept: Indiana's ousted top elections official, former GOP Secretary of State Charlie White has been convicted of six felony counts of voter fraud - an almost ... read more

Why Gary Johnson Should Terrify the Democrats


— In These Times. This guy just might get my vote.Gary Johnson is, in some important ways, the candidate that the Left once hoped Barack Obama would be. He vocall ... read more

Judge Napolitano, How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins

  Judge Napolitano — How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins. Great speech!... read more

Result not even close to the actual vote


RP Supporter Chairman of Belfast Maine Caucus Calls State GOP to Confirm Vote Tally, result "not even close" to the actual vote! "It's not the votes that count, it's who counts the votes." — JosefStalin ... read more

1930s Chicago Plan vs. American monetary policy

  from The 1930?s Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act. "If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip th... read more

Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits Chrysler

  via U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday. ... read more

Tennessee begins to push back against NDAA tyranny

  Some possible good news, for a change:... any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal gov... read more

Voters' Idea, Replace Congress


Voters' Idea: Replace Congress — Washington Wire — WSJ.Finally, there's a cause that Americans of all political persuasions can rally behind: It's time to dump every member of Congress. ... read more

McCain 2008 campaign's dossier on Romney


whatreallyhappenedWRHARTICLESMcCain-2008-Oppo-File-on-Romney.pdf ... read more

Newt Gingrich Promises Palin a Presidential Appointment


and Commits a Felony. And Gingrich thinks he's the intellectual one among his competition....I was hono ... read more

Romney's Bain Capital Made Billions While Bankrupting Companies It Invested In


via Romney's Bain Capital Made Billions While Bankrupting Nearly One-Quarter Of The Companies It Invested In | ThinkProgress. Bain's modus operandi was to invest in companies, leverage them up with de ... read more

Could you pass a US citizenship test?

  Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. via Could you pass a US citizenship test?... read more

Don't Mute Newt

  The candidacy of Newt Gingrich presents a historic opportunity for a new, bigger form of failure that could clarify to most Americans just how broken the electoral system is. via Don't Mute Newt : Information Clearing House.T... read more

Congress is Repealing the Constitution


Paul Craig Roberts: : Information Clearing House.There is a bill in the Senate that is attempting to keep torture alive as an interrogation technique. The National Defense Authorization Act is being debated in ... read more

Down the path of increasingly repressive measures

  "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a cou... read more

Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing

  "... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via U.S. Government Confirms [a.k.a. "... read more

Finally, a Judge Stands Up to Wall Street

  "... everybody had to be on board in order for a lot of these fraud schemes to work." via .... read more

How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email


via Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who volun ... read more

Times Sues Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Interpretation Of PATRIOT Act

  What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how its interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all. via NYTimes Sues The F... read more

Foreign policy hypocrisy

  Copied without permission from Liberty Underground: "Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year have been jailed for 15 years for crimes against the state. Seven other medica... read more

Is this the sanest man running for president?


Gary Johnson, Republican Presidential Candidate: Politics: GQ.If you're seeking the presidency but no one notices, are you still seeking the presidency? Gar ... read more

Brzezinski opens up

  veteranstoday20110919brzezinski-opens-up-the-last-american-cowboy He goes two steps further, taking America's political "loonies" as he calls them "to the woodshed" and, avoiding the term "class war,... read more

Rick Perry's Gardasil problem

  ... his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and ... his chief of staff's mother-in-law ... was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck ... ... read more

Super Committee members super corrupt

  rawstoryrs20110818wall-street-firms-donated-11-2-million-to-members-of-debt-super-committeeThe bipartisan "super committee" created by the debt ceilin... read more

Great anti-Obama, anti-stupidity article

  Like I've been saying for years, this author agrees. Lesser evil voting has been one of the primary causes of the decline of American democracy ... globalresearch.ca... read more

Why borrow when you can print your own money?


Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free? ... read more

Welfare for the rich

  dailybailhomematt-taibbi-the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-how-morgan-st.html... read more

Mayors of America Unite

   to tell Obama and Congress: End the Wars and Keep The Money at Home."Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritu... read more

Life behind bars for Bernanke

  James Grant: Life Behind Bars For Bernanke — Home — The Daily Bail.Ben S. Bernanke doesn't know how lucky he is. Tongue-lashings from Bernie Sanders, the populist senator from Vermont, are one thing. The hangman's noose is ... read more

Ellsberg, All the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal

  Ellsberg: All the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legalPentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg said Tuesday that disgraced former Republican President Richard M. Nixon would "admire [President Ba... read more

Leaderless Resistance

  via — Nationalist Coalition Blog. ... there will, no doubt, be mentally handicapped people out there who, while standing at a podium with an American flag draped in the background, and a lone eagle soaring in the sky above, will state emphat... read more

Mitt Romney and 'Citizens United'


Savor the irony that the same legislators who demand photo I.D.s from private citizens are giving corporations a free pass to conceal their own identities, and contributions to political campaigns. via | Intrepid Report.c ... read more

Top 10 Corrupt Politicians of 2010


| Economy Watch.Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neither politica ... read more

Nancy Pelosi posts questionable chart on debt

  Debt vs. debt as a percentage of GDP: Some economists will tell you that it's not the size of the debt per se, but rather the size of the debt relative to the nation's gross domestic product. This helps minimize the complicating effect of eco... read more

Battling the corporate elite


... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. via Get Up, Stand Up: Uni ... read more

Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut


. I used to work for this jackass at ColumbiaHCA years ago.He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn ... read more

Corporatist America


via Chris Hedges: A battle over the budget is closing our schools, our libraries, firing our teachers and taking away collective bargaining rights. While the banks and largest corporations are also not paying a ... read more

This Can Be Our Moment

  "... we need to go on offense and make Wall Street pay for the trillions it stole from us." via ... read more

So that's what they mean by the "War on Poverty"

  "Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month." So that's what they mean by the "War on Poverty" : Pharyngula.Only a Republican p... read more

The Skeleton Closet

  .Good stuff! All the Scandals on All the Candidates for President —Since 1995— Because character DOES matter. You've come to the right place for dirt, attitude and opinionated character reviews of all the presidential candida... read more

US foreclosures in new legal trouble

  .And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint:it's most of them).Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not prove that they own... read more

Senate Bill 5 ... First they came for the trade unionists

  The tyrants of the Left and Right like Stalin and Hitler had to destroy trade unionism in order to create totalitarian governments. Independent labor unions are an essential countervailing power in a democratic society. Unions allow people — be ... read more

Our only political party has two right wings


dailybailhomegore-vidal-our-only-political-party-has-two-right-wings-one.html", one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that ou ... read more

U.S. officials pushed products deemed unsafe by China

  When it comes to protecting consumers, American politicians in China don't always practice what they preach, unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables show.... read more

What a Liberal Media Might Look Like

  via What a 'Liberal Media' Might Look Like. Editor's Note: For decades now, the American Right has pushed the myth [it's not a myth] that the national U.S. news media is "liberal," even though the owners are mostly wealthy corporations run by rich... read more

Homeland Security claims the right to take your valuables

  via dinarvetsforumsindex.php?topic52464-do-not-use-safety-deposit-boxes#ixzz1CWy8y1SC According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which anno... read more

Feds Take Over School Bake Sales

  Last Updated: Tue, 12142010 - 12:51pm The far-reaching tentacles of the bloated U.S. government will control a cherished public school fundraiserthe bake saleunder Michelle Obamas precious new law to combat childhood obesity. Signed this week by ... read more

TSA Misses Guns, Bombs In Tests

  Last Updated: Mon, 12202010 - 12:48pmWhile the government agency responsible for securing the nations transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs regularly get past inept Homeland ... read more

TSA Persecutes Critics, Ignores Security Threats

  via judicialwatchblog201012tsa-persecutes-critics-ignores-security-threats While the Department of Homeland Security investigates a commercial airline pilot for exposing security flaws at a maj... read more

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

  Last Updated: Wed, 12292010 - 1:18pmDespite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after a three-hour do... read more

Committee Will Not Punish Sen Dodd for Corrupt Real Estate Deal

  from Senate Ethics ; Dismisses JW's Ethics Complaint Judicial Watch, the public i... read more

Feds Blow Off Recovering $643 Mil In Fraudulent Payments

  via judicialwatchblog201101feds-blow-off-recovering-643-mil-in-fraudulent-payments As if it weren't enraging enough that the U.S. government made $125 billion in faulty payments last year,... read more

New House Watchdog Lets Obama Slide On "Criminal Event"

  During a public relations campaign touting upcoming probes of the Obama Administration, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the president wont be investigated for a bribery scandal because h... read more

Taxpayers Finance Pelosi's Lavish Hawaiian Farewell

  Last Updated: Wed, 01052011 - 12:24pm Reminiscent of the scandal in which she used military aircraft as her personal taxi, Nancy Pelosi stuck it to U.S. taxpayers on her way out as House Speaker with a lavish Hawaiian vacation featuring secret serv... read more

Decision to Seize Control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

  Washington, DC — January 6, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a motion on December 17, 2010, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Colu... read more

Gov. Kills Immigration Laws In Name Of Economic Growth

  Last Updated: Fri, 01072011 - 5:11pm Rhode Islands new governor has killed crucial measures to crack down on illegal immigration for the sake of statewide economic growth and prosperity in immigrant-rich areas. Just a few days on the job, Democr... read more

Quantitative easing explained

  dailybailhomeabsolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.htmlThe truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million view... read more

GOP Taps 'Prince of Pork' to Lead Spending Committee

  By Staff, Fox NewsDecember 10, 2010Republicans who captured the House last month in part on the strength of a promise to rein in government spending have tapped a veteran lawmaker known as the "prince of pork" to head the powerful House Appropriatio... read more

A Sordid, Unethical Tale

  By Editorial Staff, New York TimesDecember 6, 2010The Department of Justice has ended a criminal investigation without making charges in the case of Senator John Ensign, his mistress and the conveniently doled out political favors. ... read more

City Creates Alternate Banking System For Illegal Aliens

  While local governments work to curb the ravaging effect of illegal immigration, a major U.S. city is helping its undocumented aliens by creating an alternative banking system and giving them official government identification cards. The northern Ca... read more

Stronger magnifying glass needed

  Previous argumentpost, continued: FIRST POINT OF VIEW: Yes, it's an excellent justification for not paying attention to what is going on in politics right now.I think W. proved very nicely that they are NOT all alike, and not making even a small eff... read more

Third World America, here we come?

  ONE POINT OF VIEW: Thanks to the Tea Party, and to all of you who voted to "throw the bums out".We have far worse bums now. nytimes20101114uspolitics14coats.html?_r=1 Third World America, here we come. SOMEONE'S RESPONSE... read more

Is this not treason?

  By his own admission, Cantor appears to be a traitorous dumb ass: crooksandliarssusie-madrakhis-own-standard-did-eric-cantor-just... read more

We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies


from Chris Hedges on TruthDig: that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centur ... read more

In New Orleans debate, Sen. Vitter admits to serious sins

  via thehillblogsballot-boxsenate-races126193-sen-vitter-admits-to-serious-sins-in-new-orleans-debate By Sean J. Miller, The Hill, October 28, 2010... read more

Political compass test

  via politicalcompasstest... read more

Election guide for election haters

  freepressdepartmentsdisplay1920103975... read more

Never RE elect anyone

  Fresh start!Reboot!Recycle!Whatever you want to call it. Sure, the 5% who are good will have to find a real job for 2-6 years, but they can run again next time.It'll keep them from screwing up the economy because they know they soon be back in it. ... read more

Blue dog democrats

  The nickname is an insult to dogs.Vote out anyone of these people who voted for doctors while at the same time voting against the unemployed. washingtonpostwp-dyncontentarticle20100601AR2010060... read more

Quote of the day 2010/06/21

  "Watching Titanic [the part where the ship is sinking] is like watching the U.S. economy, where the rich conspire to sink as many of the poor as they possibly can." — Bill Holmes (yes, I thought this one up myself!)... read more

Vote out anyone who supports these bogus wars


These aren't wars for "freedom." They're wars for resources, drugs and profit. It's war for the sake of war. I feel sorry for the troops, who are just political and corporate pawns. ... read more

Vote out anyone who still supports Israel


The last straw was when they killed innocent peace activists on the Gaza floatilla.Anyone, such as that retard Joe "What's the big deal?" Biden, who still supports them has lost all touch with humanity and really needs to go ... to hell. ... read more

Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act

   May 21, 2010 - Uploaded by Alan Grayson Grayson v. Broun on the Constitution ... Watch the Speech the Republicans Don't Want You to See youtubewatch?v=t0_TtYQEDTo... read more

McCain's anti-supplement bill


McCain, Washington's funniest sociopath, is going after supplements, trying to make it so you can't buy them without a prescription. He pretends to be a patriot but he's promoting the agenda of big pharma, who have already succeeded in implementing t ... read more

Obamas sell out

  A Bill Moyers show from a few months ago, but still worth watching. pbsmoyersjournal12182009watch.html... read more

Activists stunning Republican platform win

  examinerx-47850-Portland-ME-Tea-Party-Examiner~y2010m5d9-Activists-stunning-Republican-platform-win... read more

Bureaucracy

  Oh ... my ... God. Do not EVER lose that document they have you fill out on the plane before you land! Stapling it to your forehead would be less painful than what Galina, Liena and I went through today. Vika was tending to the other couple, Nancy an... read more

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