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Cartoon: The populist menace

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Cartoon: The populist menace

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Flight 253: please swallow whole

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The FBI story keeps changing, and the whole episode smells to high heaven. Especially since the substance used needs to be ignited by a blasting cap, conspicuously absent, and the boy’s father is deeply involved in Yemeni finance at a very crucial time.   Looks like a sheep stampede to me.

Modern perception management and deception really only require the complicity of a lazy media. Once the first ‘official’ story is out and  followed by endless blather and speculation, no amount of real investigation or facts can stand up to the sheer weight of the emotion intentionally evoked by the staged event. It all becomes part of a mishmash until people are exhausted and ready for a new serving of manufactured fodder.

Haskell Family: FBI has changed accounts 4 times; our story is the same since day one

Update: They’ve got this sheep-stampeding down to an exact science. Ominous.

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The degrading effects of terrorism fears By Glenn Greenwald

What would the White Rose have said about us?

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You wouldn’t know it if you only check out the MSM, but there is a cacophany of voices crying in the wilderness of American life, desperate for their fellows to wake from their zombie state.  The details, issues and complaints vary but the message is significantly similar: Wake out of your stupor and help resist the Corporate State! (that’s my version, but many are much the same)

Another growing groundswell is a near uniform rejection of science:  a sad but understandable situation, since science education is nearly non-existant in the US and the scientific establishment in both academia and industry have allowed Corporate control to co-opt, corrupt and abuse them. From vaccines to climate change, many reject it all.  Whatever it is, it must be a scam with profits for the Big-Boys and costs passed along to what used to be known as “the people.”  This causes me some grief, but when so many untested products poison the populace and the landscape, and  institutions supposed to provide oversight have been gutted and burdened with political hacks, it’s probably safer to “just say NO.”

Corporate schemers own Congress, manipulate every public debate and smother important issues in the press.  They have outsourced our economy and demand billions for the right to run a casino on Wall Street.

Which brings me to the White Rose– an anti-Nazi student group in Germany during WWII. The Corporate State is the texbook definition of fascism….and that’s really where we are right now. The charge has been trivialized by many puffed-up pontificators, but that doesn’t make it untrue.

As I correspond with many who excuse current events, or give me sage advice about accepting what’s ‘possible,’ I feel much more akin to those of the White Rose, even knowing the brutal end they came to.

Alex Doherty writes about them and the parallels with those today who have seen the American Dream become a nightmare and call for us to resist:

“The White Rose group could hardly have been unaware of the cruelty of the regime they opposed and yet the group did not shy from exhorting, in fact demanding that their fellow citizens take action to against the Nazi state. They took it to be a sacred duty of all people to oppose violence and authoritarianism regardless of the personal cost:

“Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right – your moral duty – to eliminate this system?” “

read his full article here



Politicians now pose as managers of modern life

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and they promise to protect us from nightmares………..

Part II Part III

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

This is a must watch documentary – Broadcast 11/03/04 BBC 2 – Written and produced by Adam Curtis

The Value of Nothing (Video Preview)

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By Raj Patel          Organic Consumer’s Assn.

Oscar Wilde observed, “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Patel’s book, The Value of Nothing, shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger (as much as $200), and asks how we came to have markets in the first place. Both the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis, Patel argues, are a result of our democratically bankrupt political system.

Social organizations, in America and around the globe, are finding new ways to describe the world’s worth. If we don’t want the market to price every aspect of our lives, we need to learn how such organizations have discovered democratic ways in which people, and not simply governments, can play a crucial role in deciding how we might share our world and its resources in common.

Our current crisis is not simply the result of too much of the wrong kind of economics. While we need to rethink our economic model, Patel argues that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one. If economics is about choices, Patel writes, it isn’t often said who gets to make them. The Value of Nothing offers a fresh and accessible way to think about economics and the choices we will all need to make in order to create a sustainable economy and society.

To read the first chapter, click here: http://bit.ly/1ajaxZ. For more information on both Raj Patel and The Value of Nothing, visit http://www.rajpatel.org. Video directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy (http://www.thegardenmovie.com).

Film Review: Alex Jones’ The Fall of the Republic

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By Richard Moore  rkm@quaylargo.com  

Alex Jones, The Fall of the Republic

DVD purchase: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/faofreobdere.html
suitable for viewing with a circle of friends
making additional copies is encouraged by Alex

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Perils of Positive Thinking

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happytalkPerils of Positive Thinking: Author Ehrenreich Points out the Negative Influence of the Constantly Upbeat

Nancy R.     Care2

I saw author Barbara Ehrenreich speak on Friday about her newest book, Bright Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. In Ehrenreich’s view, the opposite of positive is realist.  

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