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banksta.jpg image Banks cut cosy deals with each other while You get shafted Robert Scheer via stan, Thursday, Jun 14 2012, 9:45am
Statistics are boring, but it’s important to wrap your head around this latest one from the Federal Reserve as the definitive epitaph for the American dream. Wall Street’s financial shenanigans, the banking games that made some fat cats outrageously wealthy as they turned home mortgages into toxic securities, wiped out 20 years of growth in American families’ net worth. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Jun 14 2012, 4:14pm
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text The Mistake of Popular Appeal 'radium', Wednesday, Jun 13 2012, 11:15pm
Who needs it? Centers of power have always been highly localized and relatively easy to target. The objective was/is and always will be, to target the 'centers' of control, NOT waste time and effort attempting to attract or 'save' the moronic masses. 'Get over' any culturally inculcated martyr or savior complexes -- the fight has always been between opposing elites and may the more capable, skilled and intelligent group prevail! (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Thursday, Jun 14 2012, 2:57am
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Cane toad image Oregon man contracts Bubonic Plague pasteur, Wednesday, Jun 13 2012, 12:22pm
News of bubonic plague in Oregon coincides with a local story of noxious cane toad control in Australia. An interesting parallel can be drawn from the two stories by those seeking an easy, inexpensive means by which to spread deadly pathogens -- bio-warfare in other words.

[New York City's rat population exceeds the human population of the entire continent. A readily available and tempting resource for those who wish to return the 'loving gestures' America has extended to invaded and occupied regions throughout the world.] (story and 1 comment and 2 images)
Last Commented Wednesday, Jun 13 2012, 10:20pm
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Hu and Singh, stable relations image India, no 'linchpin' in US strategy against China Shastri Ramachandaran via sadh, Wednesday, Jun 13 2012, 1:41am
In January, when the Obama administration came out with its ambition of a military "pivot" to Asia, it caused confusion and unease in the region. Earlier this month, speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, which was attended by most Asian defense ministers, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta eschewed the term "pivot" and referred to a "rebalancing" toward Asia. (story and 2 images)
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maskobama.jpg image Revealed: leaked Obama 'Kill Lists' clever Executive tactic Chris Floyd via reg, Tuesday, Jun 12 2012, 9:51pm
The turbulent ramifications of last week's New York Times story detailing the operations of Barack Obama's White House death squad continue to reverberate across the country today, sending shock waves through Washington and bringing crowds of outraged protestors to the …. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Tuesday, Jun 12 2012, 10:34pm
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British NATO bomber preparing for strike over Libya image NATO: A Criminal Globalist Militay Force Vijay Prashad via Captain, Tuesday, Jun 12 2012, 12:20am
NATO went to war in Libya to protect civilians through a U.N. mandate (Resolution 1973). Given legitimacy by the U.N. Human Rights Council and by the International Criminal Court, NATO began its ten thousand bombing missions. It quickly exceeded the U.N. mandate, moving for regime change using immense violence. All attempts to find a peaceful solution were blocked. The African Union's high-level panel was prevented from entering Libya as the NATO barrage began. (story and 1 image)
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taleoftwocities.jpg image A Plutocrat's Nightmare jacob, Monday, Jun 11 2012, 12:30pm
Place yourself in the shoes of others less fortunate in order to gain understanding, compassion and perspective, my grandma used to say. I thought about it for a while -- the images that kept appearing were appropriate though clearly intended for others. (story and 5 comments and 1 image)
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text The Revolutionary Organisation behind Jesus Christ finn, Monday, Jun 11 2012, 3:32am
Don’t kid yourself children, Jesus was sent on his mission by an organised group that existed long before he was born. He was not a God or even possessed of supernatural powers but a healer of minds and souls and a very brave, charismatic social revolutionary; he could no more fly than any man or elephant could fly! The implausible/impossible fantasy aspects of the story are cultivated by organised religion to weaken and intimidate believers into obeying a supernatural ‘all-powerful’ being that seems always to require the assistance of men to do the simplest things. You see, all Gods are the product of the pens of scribes and propagandists. But Jesus is the exception; he was a man, a most inspiring social reformer.
international / theology / commentary

fur_girl.jpg image A Touching Story Nick Pearson via ryle, Sunday, Jun 10 2012, 11:16pm
A 6yo Chinese girl who was callously dumped by her parents because of a rare genetic condition has been adopted by a distant grandfather the newswire reports today.

My heart and soul shriek and lament every time I see children abused or maltreated, its something in the DNA. However, in this rare instance this poor little girl was saved by a distant relative. (story and 1 image)
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Digger in Afghanistan image Oz: "we are hiring mercenaries" major mitchell, Sunday, Jun 10 2012, 2:24am
In a thinly disguised effort to 'internationalise' the ADF and weaken its fiercely independent, highly skilled and dedicated, patriotic fighting forces, the treasonous Gillard government has -- on orders from Washington -- implemented a policy to dilute our fighting forces with FOREIGN mercenaries that have no allegiance to anything other than themselves and money! (story and 1 image)
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text A War Manifesto peptide, Sunday, Jun 10 2012, 12:50am
Declaration of War: A Manifesto of the Living

international / peace/war / news report

zen_circle.jpg image Not a Question evo, Saturday, Jun 9 2012, 12:50pm
Minimalism attempts to deliver the greatest import/meaning/impact via the barest possible signifiers, for example:

What is unchanging, consistent and constant yet is in a state of perpetual flux? (story and 1 image)
international / philosophy / commentary


text 'Legal' farce against Pfc Bradley Manning continues staff report via gan, Saturday, Jun 9 2012, 1:42am
The railroading of Bradley Manning by the criminal Pentagon continues unabated. Application for dismissal of a number of charges was denied by a very partial military Judge on Friday. It's full speed ahead with Manning's crucifixion.
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cyberwarfare.jpg image Cyber Weapon 'Flame' required world-class cryptanalysis Lucian Constantin via lynx, Friday, Jun 8 2012, 11:59am
Flame's authors used a previously unknown MD5 collision attack variant, cryptoanalysts say. (story and 1 image)
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milfuneral.jpg image US military suicides average one per day Jonathan Terbush via stan, Friday, Jun 8 2012, 10:44am
The principal cause of military suicides is 'burnout;' a term used to cover a multitude of causes, not least among them is fighting illegal, dishonorable, Corporate wars for profit against innocent people. As the jarring contradiction between military indoctrination and the sordid reality on the ground hits home, troops resort more and more to booze, narcotics and amphetamines in futile attempts to avoid facing responsibility for murdering civilians and fighting gangster wars of Corporate appropriation. But as we all know avoidance tactics only delay the inevitable, overwhelming crisis.

It is important to place Pfc Bradley Manning in this context; this brave young soldier is not only doing his comrades a service by exposing Pentagon war crimes, he is FIGHTING overwhelming odds against an inherently corrupt criminal system that cares not for honor, justice and the moral right, but serves the interests of criminal Corporate elites -- isn't that right, Mr Dick 'KBR' Cheney?
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text The Pathetic 'Occupy Wall Street' (Static) movement effy, Thursday, Jun 7 2012, 10:07pm
We have said much about the orchestrated by the man, 'Occupy' movement --none of it good. Our observations have now been historically verified.
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Leon Panetta, dunce image Panetta: US "reaching the limits of its patience" - O, really? gan, Thursday, Jun 7 2012, 10:34am
The latest demented American dunce to stick his moronic boot in his imbecilic mouth is Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta. Former CIA boss Panetta represents a known lawless nation run by murdering and thieving criminals -- the USA is the world's leading civilian killing nation, approx 5 million murdered since Vietnam; it is also the world's leading invading and occupying nation that specializes in resource theft and assassinating leaders that oppose its imperial designs/policies of appropriating the resources of weaker nations. It has even taken to oppressing its own population with constant surveillance, new draconian indefinite detention 'laws' and military policing. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Jun 7 2012, 11:05am
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natostrike.jpg image Dozens of Afghan civilians die in bloody day Sardar Ahmad via gan, Thursday, Jun 7 2012, 1:21am
KABUL — Dozens of civilians were killed in a bloody day across Afghanistan Wednesday as a twin suicide bombing ripped through a crowded makeshift bazaar and a NATO air strike hit a home, Afghan officials said. (story and 1 image)
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text When is it Appropriate to Forcibly Remove Government? judd, Wednesday, Jun 6 2012, 11:24pm
Answer: When government's actions cannot be separated from the methods of organized crime and when its policies are not representative of the majority and are overtly destructive of the public interest. (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Friday, Jun 8 2012, 9:44pm
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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad image U.S. Rejected 2005 Iranian Offer Ensuring No Nuclear Weapons Gareth Porter via reed, Wednesday, Jun 6 2012, 12:35pm
WASHINGTON, Jun 5, 2012 (IPS) - France and Germany were prepared in spring 2005 to negotiate on an Iranian proposal to convert all of its enriched uranium to fuel rods, making it impossible to use it for nuclear weapons, but Britain vetoed the deal at the insistence of the United States, according to a new account by a former top Iranian nuclear negotiator. (story and 1 image)
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