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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  • Mentats Wanted, Will Train | John Michael Greer

    April 2, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- The theme of last week’s post here on The Archdruid Report -- the strategy of preserving or reviving technologies for the deindustrial future now, before the accelerating curve of decline makes that task more difficult than it already is -- can be applied very broadly indeed. Just now, courtesy of the final blowoff of the age of cheap energy, we have relatively...

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  • Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO | Paul Craig Roberts

    April 6, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The Obama regime has issued simultaneous threats to the enemy it is making out of Russia and to its European NATO allies on which Washington is relying to support sanctions on Russia. This cannot end well. As even Americans living in a controlled media environment are aware, Europeans, South Americans, and Chinese are infuriated that the National Stasi Agen...

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  • Another Fraudulent Jobs Report | Paul Craig Roberts

    April 5, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The March payroll jobs report released April 4 claims 192,000 new private sector jobs. Here is what John Williams has to say about the claim: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) deliberately publishes its seasonally-adjusted historical payroll-employment and household-survey (unemployment) data so that the numbers are neither consistent nor comparable wit...

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  • Judicial Watch Played Into The Government’s Hands: Americans Are Blinded By Agendas | Paul Craig Roberts

    April 2, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Disinformation succeeds because so many people and interest groups across the political spectrum find that it serves their agendas as well as the agenda of the government. Consider for example the explanation of 9/11 that blamed Muslim terrorists for the attack. This served the interests of the neoconservatives, the private armaments companies, the U.S. mil...

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  • The Federal Reserve Has No Integrity | Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

    March 31, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- As we documented in previous articles, the gold price is driven down in the paper futures market by naked short selling by the Fed’s dependent bullion banks. Some people have a hard time accepting this fact even though it is known that the big banks have manipulated the LIBOR (London Interbank Overnight Rate -- London’s equivalent of the Fed Funds rate) in...

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  • Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 29, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- It is now apparent that the “Maiden protests” in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for Western financial interests to loot the country. The sincere idea...

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  • Pushing Toward The Final War | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 28, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Does President Obama realize that he is leading the United States and its puppet states to war with Russia and China, or is Obama being manipulated into this disaster by his neoconservative speech writers and government officials? World War I (and World War II) was the result of the ambitions and mistakes of a very small number of people. Only one head of ...

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  • Deep State Blues | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust March 17, 2014 Those of you too caught up in Lady Gaga’s latest cutting edge art project -- she arranged for another woman to vomit on her while seated at the keyboard to show, well, I guess to demonstrate that not even vomit can stop the power of pop music -- may have missed the latest moves in our nation’s foreign policy quest to remain Hall Monitor of ...

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  • Medicare Madness -- How Americans Can Lose Benefits in a Hospital | Joel S. Hirschhorn

    Joel S. Hirschhorn -- World News Trust March 13, 2014 Tuck away the many horror stories of the wrong limbs being amputated, things being left in surgery patients, terrible infections picked up in hospitals and totally wrong diagnoses. More relevant is a bureaucratic hospitalization horror that far too few Americans covered by Medicare are aware of. Odds are that you do not know a key question to ...

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  • Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed

    Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system This Nasa Earth Observatory image shows a storm system circling around an area of extreme low pressure in 2010, which many scientists attribute to climate change. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images March 14, 2014 (TheGuardian.com) -- A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center ha...

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  • The Crocodiles of Reality | John Michael Greer

    March 12, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- I've suggested in several previous posts that the peak oil debate may be approaching a turning point -- one of those shifts in the collective conversation in which topics that have been shut out for years or decades finally succeed in crashing the party, and other topics that have gotten more than their quota of attention during that time get put out to past...

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