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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  • Sometimes The Border Crosses You (Know Your History) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 21, 2014 “The cup of forbearance has been exhausted.” - President James K. Polk, 1846 According the Washington Post , Texas Governor Rick Perry “reportedly plans to dispatch the Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico” to deal with “the continued surge of young immigrants, most of them from Central America, crossing the border...

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  • War Zones | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 21, 2014 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summed it up the other day when he said, “We use our rockets to protect our women and children; they use their women and children to protect their rockets.” Some time ago, the Left adopted the Palestinians as their pet oppressed minority group so there is nothing that Israel might do that will be ok...

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  • What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 19, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone ca...

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  • Make The Connections: Anti-War, Animal Rights, Collective Liberation | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 18, 2014 “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” - Audre Lorde While photographing a #FreePalestine rally in NYC on July 15, I ran into many friends. That's no surprise for me in my hometown but what does stand out is how rarely I ever encounter any of my vegan/animal rights (AR) comr...

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  • Smile For The Aliens | John Michael Greer

    July 16, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- Last week’s post , with its uncompromising portrayal of what descent into a dark age looks like, fielded the usual quota of voices insisting that it’s different this time. It’s a familiar chorus, and I confess to a certain wry amusement in watching so many changes get rung on what, after all, is ultimately a non sequitur. Grant that it’s different this time: so...

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  • Shark Attack! | Philip A. Farruggio

    Philip A. Farruggio Philip A. Farruggio -- World News Trust July 12, 2014 Remember the film Jaws? Remember how the whole town was affected by the presence of the predatory Great White? Well, all we working stiffs out there in America are just as terrorized by the multitude of sharks that run this country. We have the corporate sharks and their political "Two Party, One Party" shark allies who run...

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  • Struggle to the Death |James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 14, 2014 For public consumption, the fatuous haircut-in-search-of-a-brain, a.k.a. Secretary of State John Kerry, hauled out the dog-eared playbook for “negotiating a ceasefire” between the Palestinian Hamas leadership and Israel. Neither side takes him seriously, of course. In this historic moment of Islamic uproar across the entire region, Hamas is ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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