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Guillotine display stuns Rothschild’s ‘tent city’


French Revolution symbol becomes main attraction at Tel Aviv’s protest center, as rallies continue to spread across country. Protest leaders say Beersheba to hold next mass rally

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Ron Paul 2012 campaign gains momentum

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It Was Nice to See Ron Paul Get a Lttile Vicious and See Sen. Santorum Fall Apart.

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Ron Paul’s message hits America

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Italy delivers tough austerity measures

James Mackenzie and Gavin Jones
Reuters

* Cabinet adopts 45.5 bln euros in budget measures by 2013

* Special levy on high earners, financial tax rise

* Accelerated deficit cuts imposed by ECB

* Berlusconi says tax increases make his heart bleed

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Average Teen Unemployment Rate in D.C. is 50.1%, Analysis Shows

Penny Star
CNS News

An analysis based on U.S. Census Bureau data by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) shows that the average unemployment rate for teens ages 16 to 19 in the District of Columbia was 50.1 percent as of June 2011. This corresponds with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that for D.C. the annual average unemployment rate for teens in 2010 was 49.8 percent…

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BART admits halting cell service to stop protesters

BART officials acknowledged this afternoon that they shut down cell phone and wireless data service in its downtown San Francisco stations to disrupt a planned protest.

Darn shame about that doctor trying to phone in a life-saving prescription to the pharmacy. The funeral for the patient is tomorrow.

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Ron Paul Wins Iowa GOP Debate; Is Right On Iran

The verdict is in – Ron Paul won last night’s GOP Presidential debate in Ames, Iowa. Much to the chagrin of the neo-cons at Fox News, the polls, and applause, overwhelmingly showed that the people thought Ron Paul won the debate. Fox News was even forced to take down its own poll from its website after Paul crushed the competition in a landslide.

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NHK Special: Japan researchers found radiation levels exceeding most contaminated zone in Chernobyl called Red Forest

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The Meaning of the British Riots

Corruption At The Top Leads To Lawlessness By The People

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Ron Paul comes in from the fringe

Laura Burkett, a conservative Republican from Coralville, Iowa, didn’t give Ron Paul a second thought in the 2008 presidential contest, turned off by his calls for an end to military action around the globe and unswayed by his warnings that the nation was teetering on economic implosion.

“I really thought he was a nut,” Burkett said. “Everything he said, I thought, ‘This is ridiculous.’”

Four years later, reeling from the nation’s fiscal decline and what she says is an unprecedented federal expansion into Americans’ lives, Burkett is an ardent supporter who plans to do anything she can to make the Texas congressman the GOP nominee.

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Economic Hitmen

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The Story of Your Enslavement

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Violence spreads beyond London

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Washington Post: Ron Paul could be a surprise victor in Ames straw poll

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, greets supporters at a campaign event at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Rep. Ron Paul has long been regarded as a somewhat entertaining distraction in his two presidential races over the past four years.

But, on the eve of the Ames Straw Poll, the first major organizing test of the 2012 Republican presidential race, there is a strain of thinking that Paul could seriously challenge the likes of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty for supremacy on Saturday.

WaPo has already pulled the original story they had on their website.

Which means the fix is already in!

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Poll Gate: Anderson Cooper Defends Ron Paul & Exposes CNN’s Fraud… on CNN (Video Parody)

(Video Parody) – Anderson Cooper Exposes the Poll Fraud committed by his fellow CNN employees. If only it was true it would be heroic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYcoz051FWw

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BART Kills Cell Phone Service To Disrupt Protests

Welcome to the brave new world:

BART officials acknowledged this afternoon that they shut down cell phone and wireless data service in its downtown San Francisco stations to disrupt a planned protest.

Their announcement sparked denunciations from civil libertarians and the apparent threat of a cyber-attack on the BART website.A statement posted on the transit agency’s website said the communications blackout was ordered in the interest of public safety:

“Organizers planning to disrupt BART service on August 11, 2011 stated they would use mobile devices to coordinate their disruptive activities and communicate about the location and number of BART Police,” the statement reads.

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Standard & Poor’s faces investigation over ‘possible insider trading’ over downgrade of U.S. debt

Rumours of a post-bell downgrade were rampant on Wall Street early on Friday and some commentators suggested it sounded like a leak, which could have come from either S&P or the Treasury.

And, though misdeeds may be difficult to prove, S&P could have its license revoked if it leaked word of the downgrade, according to the 2006 Credit Rating Agency Reform Act.

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Shaming of our spooks: MI6 produced bogus Iraq war evidence under pressure from Downing Street

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£70m of British aid ‘paid to the Taliban’: Cash wasted on bribes and protection money, say campaigners

Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money could be ending up in the pockets of Taliban insurgents and corrupt Afghan officials, a damning report has revealed.

The International Crisis Group warned that up to 10 per cent of overseas aid was being paid in bribes and protection money to the Taliban and officials in Kabul.

Over the next four years, the Prime Minister has pledged to give £710million to Afghanistan alone. That could mean up to £70million of British money going to the very people we are fighting.

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Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea

al Dutch Shell has said it is working to contain an oil leak at its Gannet Alpha platform in the North Sea, but declined to specify the size of the leak.

“We can confirm we are managing an oil leak in a flow line that serves the Gannet Alpha platform. We deployed a remote-operated vehicle to check for a subsea leak after a light sheen was noticed in the area,” a Shell spokesman said.

“We have stemmed the leak significantly and we are taking further measures to isolate it. The subsea well has been shut in, and the flow line is being depressurised.”

Asked about the size of the leak, a Shell spokeswoman declined to say.

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Financial Terrorism in America: Over 1 Million Deaths Annually, 62 Million People With Zero Net Worth, As the Economic Elite Make Off With $46 Trillion

Shocking statistics proving the economic elite have launched a deliberate systemic financial terrorist attack against 99.9% of the population

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The World’s Money Is Draining Away … Where’s It Going?

As I’ve previously noted, the giant banks are drawing the American and world economy down into a black hole. If we don’t break up the giant banks now, they’ll be bailed out again and again, and virtually all independent economists and financial experts say that will drag the world economy down with them.

Indeed, many economists and financial experts say that we’ll have a never-ending depression or perpetual zombification unless the banks and bondholders are forced to write down their bad debt.

But the question remains: if all of the world’s money (of the Western world, anyway) is draining out, where’s it going to?

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One Nation returns for state election

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ONE Nation has been re-registered in Queensland and will run candidates in the next election, including in the hotly contested seat of Ashgrove.

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Budget: Opposition must come clean

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Migrant thug avoids deportation

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Mark Buttler A STUDENT who attacked two women in the street avoided deportation because he passed a character test.

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Oakes

Hockey digs deep, pulls out a pitbull

JOE Hockey is out to shed his genial, jokey, nice guy image. He knows that a would-be treasurer can’t appear soft if he wants to credibility.

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Wall St ends wild week up 126 points

Steven Russolillo US stocks closed higher today on an upbeat retail sales report, capping one of the most volatile weeks in Wall Street history.

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Danger ahead: World Bank chief

EXCLUSIVE: Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor THE world has moved into a “new and more dangerous phase” of economic uncertainty because of Europe, according to World Bank president Robert Zoellick.

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GP offers patients priority for a fee

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Natasha Bita, Consumer Editor DOCTORS crying poor over their Medicare revenue have defended the use of patient “registration fees” for sick people to skip the queue

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Who is the government’s weakest link?

They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Even the flimsiest chain. So who is the Gillard government’s weakest link?

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Indonesian forces paranoid over Papua

Australians targeted by military for supposed support of independence in region of Papua.

Long arm of Indonesian intelligence

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London riot social media blocks ‘totalitarian’

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London after youths protested against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England. Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan died August 4 after being shot by police in Tottenham, north London. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

ASHER MOSES Social media and legal experts ridicule a proposal by British Prime Minister David Cameron to restrict the use of services like Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to prevent riots.

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Rogue dentists escape penalty

ERIK JENSEN Complaints to Dental Council have more than trebled in three years, but most escape discipline.

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LNP hopeful stands aside over Gillard email

A Liberal National Party candidate has stepped aside as his party investigates an email in which he allegedly said he hopes Prime Minister Julia Gillard “follows the history” of assassinated US president John F Kennedy.

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Abbott’s razor gang makes no apologies (video) (audio)

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he does not apologise for the billions of dollars in cuts the Coalition would make to government programs if elected.

The $70 billion figure includes $27 billion from ditching the carbon tax and $11 billion from axing the mining tax.

The Government says the Opposition will have to axe entire departments to pay for its promises, while the Greens say it could put the country into recession

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Basic civil liberties including the right to life, liberty and the freedom of personal and political expression, suffered a drastic setback in 1981. In more than a dozen regional nations, even the most fundamental rights — life and the inviolability of the person — were transgressed by the government–condoned practice of harassing, torturing and murdering political opponents of those in power … These reverses can be linked to policies adopted by the Reagan administration … [which] has allied the U.S. with the most violent regimes in the hemispere. He [Reagan] has sanctioned atrocities and human rights abuses by providing those governments with essentially unconditioned U.S. support.” — Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 1982
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Both Consumer Confidence And The Labor Participation Rate Are At A 30 Year Low … That’s Not A Coincidence

A new poll from Thomson Reuters and University of Michigan shows that consumer confidence is the lowest its been for 30 years.

A new report from Wells Fargo Securities shows that the labor participation rate is also “at a 30-year low”.

That’s not coincidence.

If people can’t find work, they’ll have no confidence in their ability to pay for the things they want or need, or in the economy as a whole.

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Foxnews Replaces & Removes Two (2) Polls Showing Ron Paul As The Winner of Iowa Debate

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Ron Paul Iowa Debate Highlights Part 1

Santorum brought out the best in Dr. Paul. Santorum’s dogma and Bachman’s denial of rights of habeus corpus highlighted the difference between traitors on that stage and a Constitution supporting Dr. Paul. Viewers SHOULD ask what has motivated policy so opposite the ideals and laws upon which the USA is founded. Why do they support wars,? occupations, torture, political assassination, denial of trial and due process, trade sanctions and covert acts of war. Who such put traitors on that stage?
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Look Who Is In The Super Congress

Harry Reid appointed two Jews and one white man to the Super Congress. Max Baucus is the gentile Reid appointee who wrote the Obamacare legislation. Or rather his aide who was a former Lobbyist wrote the legislation to benefit the insurance industry. The Jewish woman, Senator Patty Murray, is the head of the Senate Democrat Campaign Committee. She is in the Super Congress to collect loot from the Lobbyists. Murray’s job is to exempt the big business donors from tax increases and bankrupt small businesses who can’t afford to pay the bribes. So what if the small businesses lay off millions of workers. Just a few more to load on the trucks for Camp FEMA.

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Farewell youth clubs, hello street life – and gang warfare

Farewell youth clubs, hello street life – and gang warfare
With budget cuts leading to the loss of facilities that kept many inner-city youths occupied, experts predict a rise in crime
Alexandra Topping
guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011
“Professor John Pitts, who has researched gang behaviour for more than 40 years, says the “annihilation” of youth services, coupled with academies likely to favour middle-class students over disadvantaged children, could further disconnect young people from society and result in more entrenched gangs.
“Services are not just being taken away from young people, they are being taken from poor young people,” he said.

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Censorship and safety: Health Canada and the nuclear information blackout

Immediately after the Fukushima catastrophe, the Canadian government went into damage-control. Information on the unfolding nuclear catastrophe in Japan had clearly ignited the fears of many Canadians, as reports surfaced that Vancouver residents were flocking to drug stores to purchase potassium iodide in an effort to protect themselves from the effects of radiation. In an effort to assuage public opinion, Health Canada’s Dr. Paul Gully hastily stated on CBC news “that the risk to Canadians in Canada is negligible and will remain negligible, even in the worst-case scenario”.

Yet, despite such definitive claims by government officials, Alex Roslin, a writer for Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, investigated Health Canada’s data and found that radiation from Fukushima had traveled through the atmosphere to Canada’s west coast, exposing Canadians to harmful levels of contamination. “For 22 days,” writes Roslin, “a Health Canada monitoring station in Sidney (B.C.) detected iodine-131 levels in the air that were 61 per cent above the government’s allowable limit.”

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Harper in Honduras: Such a good old boy. He’s good at taking direction.

Turns out Zelaya was worried about the poverty rate and wanted to Chavez Honduras, to use the profits from natural resources to benefit the general population rather than only a select few. It’s the same old rotten story – a wealthy elite catering to foreign exploitation while the majority of the population barely ekes out a living. The mineral rights are foreign-owned, Canada being heavy into mining there, and offshore corporations paying slave wages to manufacture clothing there for sale at inflated prices in the US and elsewhere.

Honduras is just another lovely little sweatshop, and Harper is there to support Canadian business, not “democracy”, as the Sun article obliquely suggests:

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Israel’s “Jews first, democracy second” law and its racist authors

Uri Avnery considers Israel’s latest racist law, which gives primacy to Jews of any nationality over indigenous non-Jewish citizens, and views some of the unsavoury characters behind this law, from war crimes suspect Avi Dichter to members of the Kadima party, a “haphazard collection of frustrated politicians” that are “deeply steeped in Likud ideology”.

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Aggression during G20 rally ‘perpetrated by police,’ judge rules

A Toronto judge has ruled that “adrenalized” police officers acted as aggressors at a peaceful political rally that led to dozens of arrests during last year’s G20 summit.

“The only organized or collective physical aggression at that location that evening was perpetrated by police each time they advanced on demonstrators,” Justice Melvyn Green ruled on Thursday. He was referring to a demonstration at Queen St. and Spadina Ave. on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Green stated police criminalized political demonstration, which is “vital” to maintain a “viable democracy.”

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Shorter’s Last Stand

Just remember, the greatest enabler of social injustice in the world is the paper money which politicians poison. They poison money’s true intent. Money is intended to be earned, not dropped from helicopters by beaurocrats. Politicians cannot poison gold – this is why they hate it, and seek to control it – to hide the true nature of their money.

This is why the working class SHOULD LOVE IT. Because when you convert earnings into gold, the politicians can no longer steal from the product of your labor. And the more paper dollars which you convert into inflation proof GOLD, the more YOU tax the poison paper system, instead of the poison paper system taxing YOU. Simple as that.

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Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — The day after a giant tsunami set off the continuing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, thousands of residents at the nearby town of Namie gathered to evacuate.

Given no guidance from Tokyo, town officials led the residents north, believing that winter winds would be blowing south and carrying away any radioactive emissions. For three nights, while hydrogen explosions at four of the reactors spewed radiation into the air, they stayed in a district called Tsushima where the children played outside and some parents used water from a mountain stream to prepare rice.

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‘Rumsfeld & Co. should be jailed – torture trial a good start’

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Good example of why the kids in London hate the police

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Feds Called in to Curb Eastside Crime

The public housing complexes on the east side of the river might just be the deadliest places in the country, but efforts are underway to secure the area.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is bringing in federal law enforcement to help state and local authorities crack down on crime. Figures show that East St. Louis is nearly twice as dangerous as even the worst streets in Chicago.

Sounds very much like how the British government was describing conditions in London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc. only a week ago!

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Citizen group wants radiation tests done in Canada following Fukushima nuclear disaster

A Vancouver woman wants Canadian governments held more accountable for protecting public health in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. In an August 8 interview at the Georgia Straight office, Isabel Budke pointed out that citizens and nongovernmental organizations can exert a great deal more pressure on Health Canada and other regulators to improve monitoring, measuring, and reporting on radiation levels in water, soil, and food.

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The American Elites Are Insane

There can be no debate anymore; it is now a fact that the American economic elite have lost their minds. These people are not stupid in any sense of the word, yet it seems they have truly gone off the deep end.

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More US Soldiers have Died by Suicide than in Conflict

The rate of suicide among US soldiers continues to climb, and not enough is being done to prevent it or to examine the underlying causes.

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Brain Dead Obama

Everyone who voted for Obama should feel betrayed, ashamed and disgusted. Anyone who still trusts, admires and respects Obama is a fool. Here is my political fantasy: I wake up one day soon and hear the news that President Obama has a fatal brain tumor and will soon resign. Praise the Lord!

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Blueprint For NATO Attack On Syria Revealed

Nato member countries would begin by using satellite technology to spot Syrian air defences. A few days later, warplanes, in larger numbers than Libya, would take off from the UK base in Cyprus and spend some 48 hours destroying Syrian surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and jets. Alliance aircraft would then start an open-ended bombardment of Syrian tanks and ground troops.

The scenario is based on analysts in the French military, from the specialist British publication Jane’s Defence Weekly and from Israel’s Channel 10 TV station.

The Syrian air force is said to pose little threat. It has around 60 Russian-made MiG-29s. But the rest – some 160 MiG-21s, 80 MiG-23s, 60 MiG-23BNs, 50 Su-22s and 20 Su-24MKs – is out of date

Making the world safe for compound interest.

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War Inc — Inside The Pentagon’s Psychological Operation To Suck The Masses Into The War Machine

From Games To Movies, The Pentagon Spends Billions To Entice The American Youth Into Giving Up Their Lives In The Name Of Military Service

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Dylan Ratigan’s Epic Rant on the International Banking Cartel Thieves and Political Corruption

If more members of the corporate media were willing to hand out the truth to the corporate media America could fix the problems of corruption that hampers our economy.

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Thousands riot in China’s Guizhou province

Thousands of rioters took to the streets in southwestern China, with some smashing and burning vehicles, after a city official injured a female cyclist, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.

The riots broke out late Thursday in Guizhou province and carried on all night, with 10 police officers wounded in the violence, the report said.

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Clinton presses trade ban on Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday urged countries to stop trading with Syria as she sought to step up the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to end a brutal crackdown on protesters.

Like the crackdown taking place in Britain?

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Soon to Be Added to List of Pentagon’s Unaffordable Luxuries: People in Uniform

The fire alarms are screaming but nobody is listening. That is one way to describe a Pentagon fiscal predicament that, for a change, has nothing to do with the soaring price tags of weapon systems.

The all-volunteer military force has become so expensive that, compared to a decade ago, the Pentagon is paying twice as much for the same number of people. The trends are scary, and getting worse, warns Arnold L. Punaro, a retired Marine Corps major general who serves on a Pentagon advisory panel. Runaway personnel and retiree benefits costs, he says, are pushing the Defense Department toward a financial precipice.

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Muslims tackle looters and bigots

There is a lively debate taking place in the UK media between left and right wing commentators as to the causes of the English riots, in which hundreds of shops and businesses have been looted. However, both sides agree that the looting has been inexcusable. I hope both sides will also agree with me that Muslims have played an important role in helping to tackle the looting and preserve public safety. This would be an especially important acknowledgment if it came from those Islamophobic commentators who consistently denigrate Muslims.

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Supreme Court likely to rule oil company Human Rights abuse lawsuits possible

This fall, the Supreme Court will likely decide whether overseas oil companies can be sued for alleged human rights abuses after Nigerian plaintiffs, victims most similar to Gulf of Mexico region oil survivors, filed a petition (pdf) with the Supreme Court according to The New York Times Friday. The petition follows news that Shell faces a hundreds of millions of dollars bill after accepting full liability for two massive oil spills devastating a Nigerian community of 69,000 people, expecting 20 years to clean.

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TALK BUT STILL NO ACTION TO OPEN GAZA’S BORDER WITH EGYPT

Frustration simmers over Egypt-Gaza border closure

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LYING LIARS! – Mark Duggan death: IPCC ‘may have misled journalists’

The police watchdog has admitted it may have misled journalists into believing police shooting victim Mark Duggan fired at officers before he was killed.

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A PEEK INSIDE GAZA DURING RAMADAN

For an observer Ramadan is indeed a lesson in humility, realizing how much we take for granted and how fortunate most of us are.

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Pakistani soldier gets death sentence in shooting

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Friday sentenced to death a soldier who shot dead an unarmed young man in the southern city of Karachi, an incident that was caught on videotape and broadcast widely on TV, shocking the public.

And when was the last time you saw an American (or Israeli) soldier sentenced to death for killing unarmed people?

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Rockford removes streetlights to save money

The city of Rockford is getting a little darker under a plan to save $500,000 by removing 2,400 streetlights.

The Rockford Register Star reports that city officials and ComEd crews have already removed more than a third of the targeted streetlights.

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New Poll Says Americans Want Higher Taxes On Wealthy And NO Entitlement Reform From Super Congress

Brand new CNN poll.

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Hacking Democracy

If you have not already seen this, watch it now! Because we are already seeing more of the same this election season.

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USAID halts aid to Gaza: US official

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – USAID is halting humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip over alleged meddling by the radical Palestinian group Hamas, a US official said on Friday…

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Obama throws tantrum, sics the SEC on the S&P.

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EU Criticizes Israeli Decision to Build New E. Jerusalem Homes

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks in Ramat Shlomo, a religious Jewish settlement in an area of the West Bank annexed to Jerusalem by Israel. Israel’s interior minister has given final approval for a plan to build 1,600 settler homes in the East Jerusalem settlement

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton expressed “deep regret” over Israel’s decision to build 1,600 new homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem. Ashton said the announcement “threatens the viability of an agreed two-state solution” and “undermines ongoing efforts to resume negotiations.”

Israel’s Interior Ministry gave final approval for the plan Thursday, and said it expects to soon approve the construction of another 2,700 houses in the city.

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The Government Doesn’t Lie

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The Activities at Mena – MENA is no myth!

“If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched.”

– George Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter

 

George Bush with legendary CIA agent Felix Rodriguez a.k.a. “Mr. Gomez” who ran the Mexican portion of the Iran-Contra guns and drug running operation.

With the admission that the CIA was involved in Operation FAST AND FURIOUS, and that cocaine is being “allowed” into the US, it is clear that we are in the middle of another “Iran Contra” style operation of government-sanctioned gun running funded by government-sanctioned drug running, and if the history of the previous scandal is any guide, then millions of dollars from the CIA drug running will be used to influence next year’s election.

And to all of you reading this post who are part of that drug money pipeline, I urge caution, Remember that all four of Clinton’s top fundraisers were dead within 6 months of his election to the White House!

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60 Minutes EXPOSES Offshore Corporate Tax Havens

Our government is in knots over ways to lower the federal budget deficit. Well, what if we told you we found a pot of money – over $60 billion a year – that could be used to help out!

That bundle is tax money not coming in to the IRS from American corporations. One major way they avoid paying the tax man is by parking their profits overseas.

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The bourgeois man depends upon the existence of a mythical mainstream to justify his way of life. He needs this mainstream because his social instincts are skewed in the same way his conception of democracy is: he thinks that whatever the majority is, wants, does, must be right. Nothing could be more terrifying to him than this new development, which he is beginning to sense today: that there no longer is a majority, if there ever was.

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The Black Swan is on the Wing

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French General: NATO Attack On Syria “Feasible”

Rannou has outlined the technicalities of a NATO attack on Syria as a bid to topple Bashar al-Assad’s regime moves closer despite the ongoing failure of NATO’s campaign in Libya to defeat Muammar Gaddafi

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An Open Letter to David Cameron’s Parents

Dear Mr & Mrs Cameron,

Why did you never take the time to teach your child basic morality?

As a young man, he was in a gang that regularly smashed up private property. We know that you were absent parents who left your child to be brought up by a school rather than taking responsibility for his behaviour yourselves. The fact that he became a delinquent with no sense of respect for the property of others can only reflect that fact that you are terrible, lazy human beings who failed even in teaching your children the difference between right and wrong. I can only assume that his contempt for the small business owners of Oxford is indicative of his wider values.

Even worse, your neglect led him to fall in with a bad crowd.

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Insider: CIA Orchestrated Operation Fast and Furious -gov allowed Mexican drug cartel to import tons of cocaine

Washington Times journalists Robert Farago and Ralph Dixon cite a “CIA insider” to make the claim that Operation Fast and Furious was a Central Intelligence Agency-orchestrated program to arm the Sinaloa drug cartel, a group that was also given the green light to fly tons of cocaine into the United States

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Consumer Sentiment Drops to Three-Decade Low

Jillian Berman
Bloomberg

Confidence among U.S. consumers plunged in August to the lowest level since May 1980, adding to concern that weak employment gains and volatility in the stock market will prompt households to retrench…

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Social networking surveillance: trust no one

RIM’s motives in helping the police are understandable. It wants to be seen as a responsible corporate citizen, no doubt; but even more likely, it fears government sanctions if it doesn’t cooperate.

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Fire victims told by banks: You must still pay your mortgage

Britain’s banking giants were slammed yesterday for refusing to help the innocent victims of the riots.

For many, the iconic image of the violence was the burning Carpetright building in Tottenham, North London, and the flats above the shop.

But it emerged yesterday that residents whose homes were gutted in the blaze are still being forced to pay their mortgage.

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Centuries of Lying in the Name of Christianity

Readers of that book would learn, for example, that the oldest known portion of a New Testament is a few verses from John that were written during the first half of the second century — or approximately a full century after the crucifixion of Jesus.

Readers also would learn that the two oldest surviving complete New Testaments are the codex Sinaiticus and codex Vaticanus. Sinaiticus is a fourth-century Greek Bible discovered in the middle of the nineteenth century that not only contains the complete New Testament, but also The Shepard of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas, books that were considered to be part of the New Testament for several centuries. Vaticanus also is a fourth-century Greek Bible that has been housed in the Vatican Library at least since 1475.

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Chinese Let Currency Rise Against the Dollar

China’s currency staged a small but unexpected rally this week, as the country’s central bank allowed it to rise 0.72 percent against the dollar, with most of the move coming Wednesday and Thursday.

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange, which is part of the central bank, fixed the initial trading value Thursday morning below 6.4 renminbi to the dollar for the first time in the modern history of the currency.

Those Chinese manufactured products you have become dependent on because the US Government and Wall Street thought US manufacturing just too icky to have to deal with, just got a bit more expensive to buy.

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Jobless Claims Decline to 4-Month Low

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 395,000, the Labor Department said, the lowest level since early April. Economists had expected a reading of 400,000.

It’s that ‘seasonally adjusted’ part that tells you this is just more propaganda. There is no need to adjust anything. Just count the number people people not working and that is the reality. ‘Seasonally adjusted’ is a confession that the numbers are being played with to achieve a political end. Right now, only 58% of working-age Americans have jobs. THAT is the reality. The US Government is rigging the unemployment numbers to cover their rigging of the stock market in the hopes that pretty charts and graphs on TV will convince you to ignore the poverty and homelessness you see before your very eyes every single day.

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U.S. Plan for London Like Riots – Use of Military – CONPLAN 2502

The United States government has already mapped out plans for the use of military on U.S. soil in case of London like riots. It is CONPLAN 2502.

Spelled out by “Global Security”

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Police beam images of wanted riot suspects on to giant screens

Police forces in Manchester and Birmingham are taking what they call a “bold” attempt to identify looters by displaying the faces of suspects on giant advertising hoardings around the two cities.

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Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein Loses $52 MILLION In Personal Stock Value In Latest Month

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The Judge: Is the Federal Reserve Making Things Worse?

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Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World

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It’s the dollar, not S&P; and all must have prizes

Standard & Poor’s is catching hell for cutting the credit rating of the U.S. government and threatening to cut the credit rating of other governments. People are blaming the agency for the stock market declines that have followed all over the world. With Italy’s penchant for comic opera, prosecutors in Milan have even raided S&P’s office there in pursuit of evidence for a “charge” of unfairly criticizing the country’s financial system.

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Warrantless “emergency” surveillance of Internet communications by DOJ up 400%

Federal Jack

(Christopher Soghoian) According to an official DOJ report, the use of “emergency”, warrantless requests to ISPs for customer communications content has skyrocketed over 400% in a single year.

The 2009 report (pdf), which I recently obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request (it took DOJ 11 months (pdf) to give me the two-page report), reveals that law enforcement agencies within the Department of Justice sought and obtained communications content for 91 accounts. This number is a significant increase over previous years: 17 accounts in 2008 (pdf), 9 accounts in 2007 (pdf), and 17 accounts in 2006 (pdf)…

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CORPORATE MEDIA SLUGS LEAVE RON PAUL OFF OF THEIR OWN ONLINE POLLS!

Well, folks, media “pre-selection” of the candidates just doesn’t get any more obvious than this! Despite Ron Paul’s overwhelming victory in online polls across the nation, when the New York Daily News ran their own online poll, they left Ron Paul off the list entirely, meaning you only get to pick which one of the candidates they like!
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The good news is that the readers obviously did not fall for it, and rejected the “pre-approved” candidates, although we can expect the New York Daily News to eventually report that Mitt Romney won their online poll.

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I also note that the comments on the original article are being junked up with irrelevancies about athletes, to drown out being slammed by the readers for leaving Ron Paul off the list.

Folks, if you want Ron Paul in this race, be prepared for a fistfight. The money-junkies want him out, and they love to play dirty. This attempt by the New York Daily News to subvert the will of the people borders on treason!

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SPEECH – UK’s George Osborne: “Deficit Cuts Have Made Britain A Safe Haven In The Sovereign Debt Storm”

The problem is global debt, which Osborne understands but Geithner, Obama, Bernanke and the EU do not.

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Analysis of Financial Terrorism in America

Over 1 Million Deaths Annually, 62 Million People With Zero Net Worth, As the Economic Elite Make Off With $46 Trillion

David DeGraw
Global Research

AmpedStatus.org Editor’s Note: The following report includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Release Date: 9.28.11

Abstract: Welcome to World War III

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Ron Paul On Cancelling $1.6T In Debt Held By The Fed

TIME Magazine has taken notice and approves of the idea.

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Oh my GAWD; they have a … a …a SOCCER BALL! ARREST THEM! ARREST THEM!

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Ron Paul Wins Online Straw Poll

Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll, capturing a commanding 44% of the over 6,000 votes cast in an online poll sponsored by Iowa Congressman Tom Latham’s campaign. The results of the two-week online poll (located at: onlineiowastrawpoll.com) were announced one day before Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll, which is considered by most as the first real test of a presidential candidate’s organizational strength in Iowa.

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Report: U.S. threatens to halt humanitarian aid to Gaza

The United States threatened Thursday to halt humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, after Hamas demanded to audit the books of U.S.-financed NGOs in Gaza, the New York Times reported.

According to the report, the U.S. State Department said it would stop delivering to Gaza some $100 million in aid for health care, agriculture, and water infrastructure if Hamas does not stop insisting on auditing the books of U.S. charities in the Gaza Strip.

Got something to hide?

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Police and Terrorism: One and the Same

I will state my desire up front: I don’t want the police to be reformed, watched, video-recorded, monitored, disarmed, watch-dogged, controlled, quality checked, investigated, punished, prosecuted or anything else. I simply want them gone. I want their current employment to cease and desist. From the FLEAs (Federal Law Enforcement Agents) all the way to the local constabulary, all must be permanently furloughed and asked to find more productive work like mowing lawns, bagging groceries or playing video-games.

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AIPAC’s Iran Strategy On Sanctions Mirrors Run-Up To Iraq War Tactics

The decision of more than 90 U.S. senators to press President Obama for Iraq-style sanctions on Iran flew in the face of what some observers warned could be the beginning of a stress test of the international support for pressuring Iran and another step closer to a potential war with the Islamic Republic.

But a Tuesday press release [PDF] from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) brings to mind eery parallels between the escalation of sanctions against Iran and the slow lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

See WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN?

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London Burning

The riots around London have become my adopted news story of the year. I’ve become emotionally attached, and am suffering withdrawal symptoms when I can’t listen to reports on BBC. My heart goes out to the decent people that are caught in the middle of this senseless destruction…

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Sweating over scan – new airport body scanner doesn’t like perspiration

Transport Minister Anthony Albanese pitched the scanners as the “most advanced passenger screening technology available in the world”.

Except that these machines, obviously not tested at all before being sold to the airports, will flash a false alarm if your armpits are sweaty, and despite the more polite non-naked aspect, still use terahertz radiation and still cause skin cancers. This is just another way to enrich the security-industrial complex at the expense of the rest of us.

AIPAC’s European cousin evades scrutiny

But I was struck by how the jaunt, organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), has received some attention from the mainstream press on both sides of the Atlantic. London’s right-wing Daily Mail reported that AIPAC’s critics believe it operates on behalf of the Israeli government and has “secured too much influence on Congress”.

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Why Illinois Can’t Afford its Poor Dead

The state of Illinois has reached a new level of broke. Come Monday, it won’t have enough cash to bury its indigent dead.

I think I saw a solution in a movie once!

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NYC Dept. of Buildings: No Records for Pre-9/11 WTC Elevator Rebuild, One of the “Largest, Most Sophisticated” Ever

The New York City Department of Buildings (DoB) has reported within a June 6, 2011 Freedom of Information (FOI) response, that no records could be located regarding the following request for information pertaining to the massive elevator modernization project underway at World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 until the very morning of September 11, 2001, one of the largest ever [1]. The DoB governs elevator construction and use within New York City.

An April 15, 2011 FOI appeal request sought:
“Permits or certifications provided by the NYC Department of Buildings regarding elevator modernization/renovation work performed at the former World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 during the 1990s and 2000s.”

The DoB’s June 6, 2011 FOI answer reads as follows:

Actually, there is a record. This PDF is of the contract to “modernize” the elevators, but that contract is dated 1994, with the work carried out in the mid-1990s. So why was more “elevator modernization” required in August and September 2001, work for which no paperwork exists at all?

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9-11: Bush’s strange timeline at Booker Elementary School

The many inconsistencies in the official story. Includes links to download standalone versions of the animation for PC and MAC.

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America: A Parasite On The World

If Russian prime minister Putin’s recent description of America as “a parasite on the world” were reported by the US media, little doubt that most Americans would be infuriated. We are the virtuous people. Without us good guys to police the world there would be mayhem and wars everywhere, not merely the ones we started in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa.

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Hidden WW2 history – German U-boat in the Mississippi

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Stock market volatility is the new norm

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

The rollercoaster of the stock market is just getting more stomach-churning as the days go by, and it looks like there is no end in sight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to record lows in a single day, while in the next 24 hours it gained nearly 430 points just to see it fall another 520 the next day.

While most people who look at these statistics see nothing other than a looming economic crisis, the likes of which may be unprecedented in the United States, the mainstream media continues to point to the minor gains as triumphs.

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“I Just Don’t Believe These Wars Are Necessary” Ron Paul Post Debate Interview

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Dennis Kucinich “We Need The President Say… I See The Great Misery In This Country!”

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Why the rich ‘are such a selfish, less empathetic and less altruistic lot’

No empathy,no conscience=PSYCHOPATH!

Few people have much sympathy for the rich who have lost millions in the latest share price crash.

But then a new study has revealed the wealthy are unlikely to be to bothered about those who are struggling to make ends meet.

According to psychologist and social scientist Dacher Keltner the rich are usually self-obsessed and only worried about their own well being.

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American Home Front during World War II (45 pics)

American Home Front during World War II (45 pics)

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The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom – Telegraph

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and the entire British political class came together yesterday to denounce the rioters…But there was also something very phony and hypocritical about all the shock and outrage expressed in parliament. MPs spoke about the week’s dreadful events as if they were nothing to do with them.

I cannot accept that this is the case. Indeed, I believe that the criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.

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Big Brother isn’t watching you – Russell Brand & The Guardian

Dismissing rioters as mindless is futile rhetoric. However unacceptable the UK riots, we need to ask why they are happening
I remember Cameron saying “hug a hoodie” but I haven’t seen him doing it. Why would he? Hoodies don’t vote, they’ve realised it’s pointless, that whoever gets elected will just be a different shade of the “we don’t give a toss about you” party.

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What QE3 Will Look Like

Robert Bonomo, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

The recent financial fireworks in the US and in Europe have made it clear that QE3 is close at hand. The third installment described herein is much more than just another revving up of the printing presses, as it will involve a paradigm shift intent on restoring currencies and maintaining the current power structure…

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AIPAC sends US Congress on vacation

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British Prime Minister Does a 180 on Internet Censorship

Eva Galperin
EFF

After several days of destructive riots throughout the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron is practically tripping over himself in his eagerness to sacrifice liberty for security. In a speech before an emergency session of Parliament today, Cameron highlighted concern over rioters’ use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter…

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CIA, US Military Operating Inside Mexico’s “Drug War”

Bill Van Auken
Global Research

The Mexican government acknowledged Sunday that US intelligence and military officials are deployed inside Mexico, but refused to confirm details of a published report on their role in the country’s “drug war” for reasons of “national security.” …

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Inside 9/11 – Hijacking the Air Defense

This film contains a short summary of the publicly available – but still widely unnoticed – evidence for a supposed attempt to obstruct the air defense on September 11th, 2001.
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Street Justice: UK vigilantes stand up as police fails to combat riots

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I Stole 3.5 Trillion Dollars From You. I Dare You To Do Something.

This is how my friends and I stole 2.2 trillion dollars of your money in the 1990s and more since. The Treasury sells bonds to pay the deficit using the New York branch of the Federal Reserve and what are called Primary Dealers. What we did was really simple. We just sold 2.2 trillion dollars in Treasury bonds over and above what the deficit required in the 1990s. All you had to do to arrest everyone in Wall Street was to examine the books at Cantor Fitzgerald’s offices at One World Trade Center on the 101st to 105th floors. Too bad all the evidence went up in smoke on 9-11-2001.

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Ron Paul:The Dollar Is Dying And The Fed Is Killing It

Ron Paul talks about current financial situation.

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Poll: Most NYC Residents Not Worried About Terror

The poll found that 53 percent felt their lives had returned to normal since the attacks.

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Ron Paul’s Iowa Fox GOP Debate Question & Answers (08/11/2011)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW5I1QmiEuY

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How To Remove Radioactive Iodine-131 From Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends reverse osmosis water treatment to remove radioactive isotopes that emit beta-particle radiation. But iodine-131, a beta emitter, is typically present in water as a dissolved gas, and reverse osmosis is known to be ineffective at capturing gases.

A combination of technologies, however, may remove most or all of the iodine-131 that finds its way into tap water, all available in consumer products for home water treatment…

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The Icebergs Cometh: Retaking the USA Titanic Before the 2012 Elections

We no longer control our own democratic system. Puppet candidates have rigged themselves into office and manipulated our government to hand corporations the keys to the kingdom. We the People are now the rabble outside the gates, reduced to begging the rulers within to please be just a little less ruthless…

“Our elections have been bought or stolen for decades, but the People are only now waking up…But whether elections – or politicians – are literally stolen, or simply bought (including Barack Obama), the outcome is the same.

“The democratic system itself is rigged against us – and this rigging is not just another Progressive issue, like ending the Wars on Terror and Drugs, or securing universal healthcare, or getting the 100,000 toxic chemicals out of our bodies, or preventing Monsanto from taking over our food and seed supply…

“We must first outlaw the use of riggable computerized voting machines and institute a public paper ballot count with appropriate procedure and oversight. We must demand full media access for candidates. And we must threaten a full-blown Egypt-style revolution if Citizen’s United is not immediately overturned.”

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Obama Slipping: Black America Waking Up – To the Nightmare

Obama Slipping: Black America Waking Up – To the Nightmare
Wed, 08/10/2011 – 13:33 — Glen Ford
Having invested so much in the Obama persona – and endlessly reaffirmed that commitment in countless settings with fellow African Americans – it is inevitable that Black folks undergo the harshest “withdrawal” experience imaginable. The realization that the dream was a chimera is one thing, but to awaken to a catastrophe in which the Great Black Hope is revealed as the Great Black Betrayer, is another magnitude of pain. It will be an ugly – and uneven – spectacle.

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Ron Paul Vs. Military Industrial Complex Establishment Shills

Tonight the Republican contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination debated in Iowa in what turned out to be a cheerleading event for the military industrial complex and an attempted attack on Ron Paul.

As the GOP establishment leaders shilled for a the military industrial complex and a war with Iran, Ron Paul was a breath of fresh air once again, taking shots at the idea of perpetual worldwide war, the assassination of American citizens, and a war with Iran.

In what is sure to dismay the establishment media and puppets, the crowd was in full support of Ron Paul and his message.

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