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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  • We’ll Become ISIS | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust Sept. 29, 2014 I played fiddle at a small-town, country dance last night with several other musicians and it was a merry enough time because that kind of self-made music has the power to fortify spirits. About half the dancers were over 40 and the rest were teenage girls. The absence of young men was conspicuous. Toward the end of the evening, it was just...

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  • (Bad) Karma Amerikana | Philip A. Farruggio

    Philip A. Farruggio -- World News Trust Sept. 29, 2014 Here are a couple of definitions of karma: A) the total effect of actions and conduct during successive phases of existence, regarded as determining destiny; B) the principle of retributive justice determining one's state of life. So, there you have it, as the man who hundreds of millions worship as Lord put it: " As ye sow so shall ye reap."...

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  • More Washington Lies | Paul Craig Roberts

    PaulCraigRoberts.org Sept. 30, 2014 Hong Kong: Whatever is occurring in Hong Kong, it bears no relation to what is being reported about it in the Western print and TV media. These reports spin the protests as a conflict between the demand for democracy and a tyrannical Chinese government Ming Chun Tang in the alternative media CounterPunch says that the protests are against the neoliberal economi...

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  • Columbus: Buff and Ready for Genocide | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Sept. 29, 2014 “Indian Removal, as it has been politely called, cleaned the land for white occupancy between the Appalachians and the Mississippi, cleared it for cotton in the South and grain in the North, for expansion, immigration, canals, railroads, new cities, and the building of a huge continental empire clear across to the Pacific Ocean....

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  • Washington’s Secret Agendas | Paul Craig Roberts

    Sept. 28, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm...

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  • Dark Age America: The Senility of the Elites | John Michael Greer

    Sept. 24, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- Regular readers of this blog will no doubt recall that, toward the beginning of last month, I commented on a hostile review of one of my books that had just appeared in the financial blogosphere. At the time, I noted that the mainstream media normally ignore the critics of business as usual, and suggested that my readers might want to watch for similar attac...

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  • Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’ | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust Sept. 24, 2014 On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” -- “Arab gallantry” -- the term becomes loaded with meanings, cultural and even political implications and subtext. But what is one to make of “Arab gallantry” during and after Israel’s most brutal war on Gaza between July 8 and Aug. 26 that killed 2,163 Pal...

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  • Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? | Paul Craig Roberts

    Sept. 25, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Obama’s Sept. 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington’s double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the United St...

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  • Bootcamp Workout: Bringing the War Home | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Sept. 24, 2014 “I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal. Fortunately, we were on the winning side.” - U.S. General Curtis LeMay, after the Good War When you’ve worked in gyms as long as I have, you become numb to the fitness-as-military-worship motif. For example: Bootcamps, civilian-military combines, Navy S...

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  • Barbarism Versus Stupidism | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust Sept. 22, 2014 In my lifetime, the USA has not blundered into a more incoherent, feckless, and unfavorable foreign policy quandary than we see today. The U.S.-led campaign to tilt Ukraine to Euroland and NATO -- and away from the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union -- turned an “intelligence” fiasco into a strategic humiliation for the Obama White House. N...

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  • Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality | Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

    Sept. 22, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and was threatening to take out key technical levels, which woul...

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