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
 

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  • Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust July 11, 2014 As Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown into mini sectarian states, former leading neoconservative and Iraq war advocate Richard Perle made a sudden appearance on Newsmax TV. His statements in the interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a "new Middle East," only to destabiliz...

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  • Bright Were The Halls Then | John Michael Greer

    July 9, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- Arnold Toynbee, whose magisterial writings on history have been a recurring source of inspiration for this blog, has pointed out an intriguing difference between the way civilizations rise and the way they fall. On the way up, he noted, each civilization tends to diverge not merely from its neighbors but from all other civilizations throughout history. Its pol...

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  • Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire | Paul Craig Roberts

    Washington reeks of the stench of evil July 9, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. The examples are endless. For example, Washington forced Switzerland to violate and to repeal Switzerland’s historic bank secrecy laws. W...

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  • Activist Endurance: A look back at the 2004 RNC | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” - Japanese proverb In the words of Mike Tyson: "Everyone has a plan until they get hit." And get hit everyone will… Case in point: Many of those Anybody-But-Bush protesters who took to the streets of the Big Apple during the Republican National Convention (RNC) a decade ago, in summer 2004. And when I s...

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  • The Deteriorating Economic Outlook | Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and John Williams

    July 8, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The third and final estimate (until the annual GDP revisions) of first quarter 2014 real GDP growth released June 25 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis was a 2.9 percent contraction in GDP growth, a 5.5 percentage point difference from the January forecast of 2.6 percent growth. Apparently, the first quarter contraction was dismissed by those speculatin...

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  • We Are All Ninja Turtles Now | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 7, 2014 With lakes, swimming holes, rivers, and pools beckoning, I went to a sporting goods chain store at the mall -- where else? -- seeking a new bathing suit (pardon the quaint locution). The store was curiously named Dick’s. All they had were clown trunks. By this I mean a garment designed to hang somewhere around mid-calf, instantly transforming...

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  • Virtual Economy’s Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud | Paul Craig Roberts

    And More Fraud Is in the Works July 7, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Washington can’t stop lying. Don’t be convinced by last Thursday’s job report that it is your fault if you don’t have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1 percent unemployment rate are more fiction than reality. In his analysis of the June Labor Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, John Williams ( www.ShadowStats.com ) wrote ...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 7, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 7, 2014 -- Friends Committee on National Legislation June 27-July 7 House of Representatives Independence Day recess. July 2-? P5+1 and Iran continue negotiations on a nuclear agreement. Vienna. July 7 Morning, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton meet to discuss the on-going negotiations on Iran's nuclear program....

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  • The Declaration of Independence: A Revolutionary Document | Sen. Bernie Sanders

    By Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Saturday, July 5, 2014 As we celebrate this July 4th weekend, it's important that we not forget the profound vision embodied in the Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happine...

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  • In the Struggle for Health Care Justice: Interview with Marianne Hoynes | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 5, 2014 I met Marianne Hoynes, a second-generation social activist, thanks to one of the many enduring networks spawned by Occupy Wall Street (OWS). Let me tell you a bit about her. As a small child, Marianne followed a Quaker pacifist tradition, marching in various actions like protests to end the Vietnam War, to free Daniel Berrigan, an...

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  • Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 3, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Having Murdered Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and the U.S. Constitution, Washington is now Murdering Ukraine. Thanks to Op-Ed News contributor Eric Zuesse, I can bring to your attention these photographs (URL below) of what the Nazi Government in Washington is doing to Ukrainians who protest the Washington Nazis’ theft of their country. On this Fourth of ...

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