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Archive for October 2010

Jon Stewart on American tolerance and turning our backs on hate

October 31, 2010

Assisted by a colorful cast of characters, Comedy Central funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a raucous rally on the National Mall. Amidst all the hilarity, the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” carried a message about Americans turning their backs on hate and working together to make the world a better place. “The […]

What passes for Christianity

October 31, 2010

Millions of Americans claim to follow Jesus. Some even claim that we are a Christian nation. Yet every generation seems to crucify Christ all over again, to nail him to the cross and parade him through the streets with a crown of thorns on his head. What passes for Christianity is often not the genuine […]

Christianity, Politics and Patriotism

October 30, 2010

Christians seem to have forgotten that politics, by its very nature, stands in stark contrast to what Christianity is supposed to stand for. Politics does not operate out of love, speak truth to power or seek the best interests of people. Indeed, politics is driven toward division, compromise, deceit and, inevitably, corruption. Jesus Christ rejected […]

Killing of 1,863 Pakistanis by US drones

October 29, 2010

At least 1,863 Pakistanis in Pakistani territory have been killed so far in 184 attacks by the United States’ drones since June 18, 2004, official sources disclosed. A total of 749 people have been killed in 89 attacks during 2010, according to the provincial home ministry sources in Peshawar. Statistics show a total of 53 […]

NSA now monitors Social Networking — in addition to Internet searches, domestic email, telephone records, credit-card transactions and bank transfers

October 28, 2010

A “Memorandum of Agreement” struck between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America’s telecommunications and electronic infrastructure. It’s all in the interest of “cybersecurity” of course, or so we’ve been told, since much of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) driving administration policy […]

Americans are too indoctrinated to see the illusion clearly

October 27, 2010

Poll after poll indicates that voters have lost faith in both the Democratic and Republican Parties, whose respective approval ratings have fallen to historical lows. Why would any working class person, Democrat or Republican, support the charlatan Republicans and Democrats running for office? It is irrational, if not delusional, for working class people to support […]

The 4 to 6 trillion dollar wars that have not been mentioned on the campaign trail

October 26, 2010

We’re just weeks away from the coming elections on November fourth and despite the actual State of this nation—the $4 to $6 TRILLION dollar wars in Afghanistan & Iraq have not even been mentioned on the so-called campaign trail! Time after time we have not questioned anything that has transpired inside our government: And each […]

Social Security benefits to be cut in half?

October 25, 2010

Have you heard about the Republicans’ plan deemed to dramatically reduce Social Security benefits for the oldsters of America? A high-profile Republican budget plan appears it would slash Social Security benefits in the long-run — perhaps even by up to half of what they are now, as concluded in a new study. “The new analysis […]

Amnesty International urges probe of American officials after WikiLeaks release

October 24, 2010

Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified military documents from the Iraq war, the largest classified military leak in history. The New York Times says the documents disclosed “many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations” and it said there were at least four cases of […]

Western banks and US Treasury the winners from IMF and World Bank moves

October 23, 2010

Revelations from Joseph Stiglitz, the World Bank’s former Chief Economist, include how the IMF and US Treasury fixed the Russian elections. Most ill-making for Stiglitz is that the US-backed oligarchs stripped Russia’s industrial assets, with the effect of cutting national output nearly in half, causing depression and starvation. Stiglitz also told me about his unhappy […]