blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

Gregory Crawford's Weekly Rant!

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  • High Noon for the Eco-System (Earth Needs More Than a Day) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust April 20, 2014 "The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses." - Utah Phillips We need a loud global alarm clock and we need it now. In fact, we could use a bunch of 'em -- tick-tick-ticking in every city and town on the planet to remind us humans that time is of the essence. Our eco-system is ...

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  • BOOKS: SAMs for Uncle Sam | William T. Hathaway

    From the Book Radical Peace: People Refusing War, By William T. Hathaway Radical Peace is a collection of reports from antiwar activists, the true stories of their efforts to change our warrior culture. World News Trust April 18, 2014 SAMs for Uncle Sam Merna al-Marjan is a young Iraqi who is currently in Germany studying European history. We talked in her dormitory room, a spartan but functional...

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  • This Is Not A 'Healthy Correction': The Mother Of All Financial Bubbles Is Beginning To Crack | David Stockman

    April 13, 2014 (David Stockman's Contra Corner) -- Wolf Richter is one of the most astute observers of our bubble-ridden/central bank perverted financial scene around. His blog called Testosterone Pit is a daily “must read” and more than that: its posts are succinct, spritely, fact-based, conclusionary and cover the global map with special insight on those debt ridden houses of cards on the other...

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  • The End of Employment | John Michael Greer

    April 16, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- Nothing is easier, as the Long Descent begins to pick up speed around us, than giving in to despair -- and nothing is more pointless. Those of us who are alive today are faced with the hugely demanding task of coping with the consequences of industrial civilization’s decline and fall, and saving as many as possible of the best achievements of the last few cent...

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  • Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War | Paul Craig Roberts

    The New York Times has acquired a new Judith Miller April 16, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare. Most privatizations...

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  • Blue Bloc Tactics (Occupy This Book Excerpt) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust April 15, 2014 (To follow is an edited excerpt from Occupy this Book: Mickey Z. on Activism , which can be ordered here .) Each of us can believe what we wish to believe about the notorious “Black Bloc,” but even if the most sensational media stories are true (and they're not), such behavior would pale in comparison with that of the gangs in b...

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  • Michael Ruppert Kills Self | WNT

    Michael Ruppert April 15, 2014 (World News Trust) -- Author Michael Ruppert killed himself Sunday night with a gunshot to the head, authorities report. "I can confirm after speaking with the Napa County Sheriff's Office that yes, Michael C. Ruppert is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 100 percent confirmed," his attorney and business partner, Wesley Miller, wrote Tuesday on the ...

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  • Gimme Shelter | Philip A. Farruggio

    Philip A. Farruggio -- World News Trust April 3, 2014 “Ooh well the storm is threatening, my very life’s at stake. Gimme gimme shelter before I fade away… “ Such go the words of the Rolling Stones, circa 1969. Has anything changed since then? Well, according to writer David Dayen in his fine recent article in Salon.com , yes, things are spiraling downward for us working stiffs in Amerika. Dayen r...

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  • All This and World War, Too? | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust April 14, 2014 The situation in Ukraine hotted up this weekend and threatens to blow this morning with the Kiev government affecting to send “anti-terrorist” troops into the eastern cities where ethnic Russians seized buildings. (In the olden times of Europe, they had witches and devils. Now, thanks to our example, they have “terrorists.”) While this impe...

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  • Washington Drives The World To War | Paul Craig Roberts

    April 14, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule. Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of...

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  • Exercise Balance | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust April 11, 2014 “Frenzy destroys our inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.” (Thomas Merton) Over the years I’ve spent inside gyms and health clubs, I’ve witnessed plenty of workout fads come and go -- but there’s a rapidly growing trend that gets ...

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