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Archive for November 2009

Excerpts of Michael Moore’s Open Letter to President Obama

November 30, 2009

Do you really want to be the new “war president”? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. I know you know that there are LESS than a hundred al-Qaeda left […]

Your tax dollars at work –funding the enemy in Afghanistan

November 30, 2009

Two years ago, Afghanistan’s intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), alerted the American military with “very detailed” reports explaining how the Taliban were profiting financially from protecting convoys of US supplies in Afghanistan. A military official in Kabul explained, “We understand that across the board 10 percent to 20 percent goes to the […]

Excerpts of exclusive Bob Dylan interview

November 29, 2009

Any Dylan fan who says he was not surprised that Bob has released an album of traditional Christmas songs is pulling your leg.  Christmas In The Heart is another surprising move by an artist famous for surprises. Yet when you hear Dylan’s direct and obviously sincere readings of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Little Town […]

Totalitarianism defined

November 29, 2009

If our country came under the control of a totalitarian regime, would we recognize it? This question is of utmost importance today, as we witness the regular passage of legislation designed to restrict and regulate, and the tendency of the Federal government to increase rather than decrease its power. The trouble with diagnosing our condition […]

The sleazy advocacy of some “experts”

November 27, 2009

Peter Galbraith is one of the Democratic Party’s leading so-called “liberal hawks” and a generally revered Wise Man of America’s Foreign Policy Community. Throughout 2002 and 2003, Galbraith appeared in numerous outlets presenting himself as a loyal Democrat firmly behind the invasion of Iraq. After playing a key role in enabling the invasion of Iraq, Galbraith […]

US congressmen’s padded retirement plan

November 26, 2009

U.S. Congressmen who serve for at least five years get a very generous defined benefit pension plan in retirement — the kind that doesn’t exist anymore in the private sector because it’s impossible to fund. It’s far more generous than that of even the longest-serving federal employees. Appropriations Chairman David Obey, for example, could quit […]

Blackwater’s War in Pakistan

November 25, 2009

At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations, “snatch and grabs” of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and […]

The Tragic State of US Health Care “Millions sentenced to a slow death”

November 24, 2009

In 2008, according to the Census Bureau, the number of U.S. citizens without health care grew to a record 46.3 million. “The new figures, however, understate the severity of the economic downturn because a large portion of the nation’s job losses and unemployment rate increases occurred after the Census survey data was collected.” Lack of […]

The Tragic State of the United States: “It’s like we are living in a Third World country”

November 23, 2009

The following is an edited excerpt from the Amped Status report, “The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society.” 1. The gap between the top 1 percent and the remaining 99 percent of the U.S. population has grown to a record high. 2. The three big banks that took taxpayer money and benefited the most from the […]

Ron Paul: The secretive FED needs an audit

November 22, 2009

Ron Paul, the 11-term Republican U.S. representative from Texas, writes: A growing number of Americans are becoming aware of the Federal Reserve System, what it is, how it has precipitated our financial crisis, and how it continues to pursue policies that delay economic recovery and weaken the dollar. The Fed’s actions, combined with the federal […]