Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Police State

A man videotapes the Miami police opening fire on the occupant of a car. When they notice they had been videotaped, they come over, point a gun in his face (on the video), steal his cell phone, smash it on … Continue reading

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Predator drone…writes suicide note before crashing

Reuters today: Unmanned helicopter drone crashes in Libya, NATO says, denies Libyan claims Apache helicopter was downed Then this:  

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…and…

these are just unbelievable…

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Rap News…breathtaking…

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Fox News: where journalists consider themselves propagandists

Here Megyn Kelly consistently interrupts interlocutors when they express opinions she doesn’t want to hear. Rather than ask the questions, she consistently tells them what answers are supposed to be given. Have you ever tried to explain complicated situations while … Continue reading

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The war economy: ou, Pourquoi nous n’avons plus d’argent…

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LeBron James’s big mistake

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Greece: revolt bailout default IMF austerity collapse…how the people respond to the crisis

It’s a cliff-hanger. Greece…will it go into default? Will it get EU bailout number 2 of over a hundred billion dollars? Will its current socialist administration fall putting the government into crisis? Will the people continue the daily revolution, now … Continue reading

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East Jerusalem and Zionist settlers

East Jerusalem. Annexed thru aggression by Israel in 1967. (Total Jerusalem population: 800,000, 35% Palestinian.) Technically the capital of the proposed future state of Palestine. Currently inhabited by Palestinians, but increasingly also by so-called Jewish “settlers” trying to claim the … Continue reading

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Some Anthony Weiner stupidity

In case any of us start to feel too fuzzy and sorry for the latest sex-picture victim and target of the despicable Breitbart sabotage tactics, let us recall the immoderate fictions and partisan lunacy Wiener passes off in public for … Continue reading

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Robert Fisk is lucid on Middle East topics (2009 interview)

Some crib notes: 1. Middle East was carved up in the most artificial way after WWII; they never got a chance to have any political unity nor form their own nation-states. Hence, they revert to sectarian loyalties; either by tribe, … Continue reading

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Arundhati Roy makes great points about violent resistance in India

From her Sunday interview with the Guardian: I want to talk more about Mary Roy – and eventually we do – but there’s one important point to clear up first. Guerrillas use violence, generally directed against the police and army, … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestine conflict: think the coverage is even?

Think again. From the from the Guardian: In 2004 the Glasgow University Media Group published a major study on TV coverage of the Second Intifada and its impact on public understanding. We analysed about 200 programmes and questioned more than … Continue reading

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