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capitoleflag.jpg image Egypt: Army intervenes, Mubarak forced to step down quill, Friday, Feb 11 2011, 9:09pm
A wave of euphoria swept through Cairo’s symbolic Tahrir Square after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced to resign and hand over power to the military. However, the joy and euphoria of the moment may be short-lived if the PEOPLE do not remain VIGILANT and INSIST on REFORM and REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT – we should never forget the old adage, particularly in the current situation, “a change of leaders is the joy of fools!” (story and 1 image)
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text The USA is only succeeding in ‘locking down’ its OWN population stan, Wednesday, Feb 9 2011, 9:01pm
Popular Arab revolts demonstrate clearly that the hold the USA once had on the crucial Middle East and North Africa is (rapidly) WEAKENING. The same could also be said for other interfered with territories, especially stolen Balkan provinces, which could be returned to their rightful, sovereign owners ‘overnight!’ (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Thursday, Feb 10 2011, 4:27am
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text Egypt Teeters jalal, Saturday, Feb 5 2011, 7:46pm
Despite all the machinations of the CIA/Washington and the cooperation of a thoroughly corrupt Egyptian leadership – which includes ‘Mubarak appointee,’ to vice-president, Omar Suleiman, head of the Egyptian Secret Service, known internationally as an arm of the TORTURING, ‘RENDERING,’ CRIMINAL CIA -- the FATE of the Nation rests wholly in the hands of the people, as is the case with ALL Arabic speaking NATIONS. (story and 2 comments)
Last Commented Sunday, Feb 6 2011, 8:29am
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dronemissile.jpg image The Contortionist Psychopathology of America William Blum via kit, Friday, Feb 4 2011, 6:52pm
Sometimes an excerpt reveals more than expected. (story and 1 image)
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text America Unintentionally Unites Arab World nano, Wednesday, Feb 2 2011, 7:33pm
Political events do not occur in a vacuum, numerous factors converge to trigger what appear, to the uninformed, ill-educated and linear mentalities as ‘spontaneous’ revolutionary events; however, nothing could be further from the truth. (story and 1 comment)
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Mubarak, if evil had a face image Headline of the Century Chris McGreal via stylus, Tuesday, Feb 1 2011, 9:32pm
If you had doubts and required additional PROOF that WORLD governments have been HIJACKED by a cooperating cabal of CRIMINALS and LUNATICS, then choke on this story from The Guardian UK. It DAMNS not only Mubarak but Blair, his coalition of WILLING CRIMINALS, Bush, Howard and every other puppet politician alive today -- you reading this Obama, you despicable, tap-dancing, CRIMINAL FRAUD?

The PEOPLE will have their day of JUSTICE -- the haunting screams of MILLIONS of murdered and tortured CIVILIANS demand it! (story and 2 images)
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Saudi Prince Aziz image Mid-East Dominos Falling-- protests hit Jordan quill, Tuesday, Feb 1 2011, 8:22am
Jordan’s pro-American monarch feigns reform and replaces PM following street protests. Meanwhile Saudi Royalty and other US-bought Arab ruling elites are shitting their American supplied underwear. But the penny hasn’t dropped yet! The WORLD HAS HAD ENOUGH OF AMERICAN INTERFERENCE, BRUTALITY and HYPOCRISY. The sooner NON-REPRESENTATIVE, failing governments comprehend this REALITY the easier it will be for them and the masses; voluntary resignations are certainly preferable to the hangman’s rope. (story and 1 image)
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text Egypt: Indefinite general strike and 'million man march' planned staff report via gan, Monday, Jan 31 2011, 7:03am
It seems embattled puppet dictator, Mubarak, has angered Washington, as protest leaders are supported and sanctioned by the USA. An unpopular American puppet dictator has no chance without the support of Washington or the people. Let's hope the Egyptian people are aware of the machinations of the CIA and Washington and another US lackey is NOT installed as new leader! (story and 2 comments)
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peoplessalute.jpg image Popular Revolt and Social Contrasts nano, Friday, Jan 28 2011, 8:48pm
While the people of North Africa and the Middle East revolt against oppression, injustice and inequity, spineless and shameless Americans line up at airports in orderly fashion to have their crotches groped by strangers. (story and 1 image)
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Mubarak and Obama, servants of the ruling Plutocracy image The Arab Domino Effect -- Egypt follows Tunisia David D. Kirkpatrick via gan, Friday, Jan 28 2011, 6:58am
CAIRO — Violent protest spread across Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday as tens of thousands of demonstrators intensified their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak, pouring from mosques after noon prayers and clashing with police who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
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gameover.jpg image The Massive Global Political Awakening quin, Thursday, Jan 27 2011, 9:12pm
I can scarcely believe I (we) somehow overlooked an article by Zbigniew Brzezinski in the NYT when it first appeared in 2008. Brzezinski is arguably the leading geopolitical strategist and policy influencer for the now bereft of positive solutions and rapidly unravelling ruling financial elites. (story and 1 image)
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Not a flood according to Insurers image When a Flood is not a Flood gabe, Friday, Jan 21 2011, 7:34pm
Australian Flood Insurers’ outrageous denial of reality and morality. (story and 1 image)
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Mark Twain image Gay American Novelist Rolls in Pink Grave snowy, Wednesday, Jan 5 2011, 10:48pm
Mark Twain, famous homosexual social commentator, journalist, raconteur, novelist and adventurer must be having a fit in fag heaven at the moment. An oft quoted Twainian statement, "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightening bug and lightning," becomes highly relevant today as the U.S., in true Orwellian mode, and without any intervention from the Capitol, flagrantly attempts to re-write American history. (story and 2 images)
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text U.S. Fears Becoming ‘Paper Tiger’ dasha, Tuesday, Jan 4 2011, 6:55pm
“Darrell Issa, who will take over as chairman of the House of Representatives oversight committee and is calling for Mr Holder's resignation, said of Mr Assange in an interview on Sunday: ''If the President says, 'I can't deal with this guy as a terrorist,' then he has to be able to deal with him as a criminal. Otherwise the world is laughing at this paper tiger we've become.'' (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Saturday, Jan 8 2011, 6:48am
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brain.jpg image Beware of Gross Simplifications quill, Wednesday, Dec 29 2010, 7:24pm
It could easily be said that biological simplifications are ultra-conservative world views; we all remember the Nazi 'master race' and the, ‘them or us’ simplification of dubya Bush, “you’re either with us or you're with the terrorists!” Banal and simplistic statements/logic are indeed the hallmark of CONSERVATISM. It would seem that the brain function -- or rather lack thereof -- associated with the fear response relates directly to LOW LEVELS of INTELLIGENCE rather than physiology, and as our readership is well aware, knowledge dramatically reduces FEAR; put simply, we are afraid of what we do not know -- IGNORANCE in other words, as stated many times on this site, is the ‘MOTHER OF FEAR.’ (story and 2 comments and 1 image)
Last Commented Friday, Dec 31 2010, 3:16am
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text Conversations with the Devil cleaves, Monday, Dec 27 2010, 9:54pm
There are no mysteries in this universe; the only thing that veils REALITY is IGNORANCE. (story and 2 comments)
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Paris Hilton image Be Wise, be Careful, and be Devastatingly Effective styx, Thursday, Dec 23 2010, 8:45pm
Can you blame the youth of the world for resorting to violent tactics in Europe and fighting fire with fire? It is understandable; however, it plays into the hands of the ruling elites and gives them EVERY excuse to tighten their already constrictor-like grip on our liberties and freedoms. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Saturday, Dec 25 2010, 12:40pm
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text Some Americans Lament the Rapid Decline of their Nation Michael Brenner via reed, Thursday, Dec 16 2010, 6:53pm
The casual way that Americans are shredding their liberties is breathtaking. Rights that have been revered as the nation's spiritual heirloom for 225 years are cast aside like so many disposable keepsakes. Only a people confused by runaway emotions, and forgetful of their identity, can act with such feckless abandon.
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Martin image The reticent, timid and uninformed American population Rip Van Winkle, Saturday, Dec 11 2010, 9:00pm
High profile progressive political commentators in the US still do not appear to grasp the REALITY of the situation, OR worse, they have become party to the obfuscation and political diversionary tactics of the CORPORATE controlled mass media! (story and 2 images)
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text WikiLeaks/Assange Exploiting Global Discontent over Corporate and Government Corruption stylus, Thursday, Dec 9 2010, 8:48pm
The media, by conscious design or by nature, regularly whips culture into a frenzy; it is entirely in character for this to occur. However, when this social phenomenon occurs it is easy to lose sight of the REAL engines that drive the ‘beast.’
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