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Alessio Rastani on the BBC image The Alessio Rastani Scam quill, Wednesday, Sep 28 2011, 9:01am
It seems the sociopath mystery trader recently interviewed on the BBC is not a hoaxer but the real deal after all. Nevertheless, he remains a psychopath -- some would say that (market) trader and sociopath are interchangeable terms! (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Sep 29 2011, 9:42pm
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Guess Who's ABOVE the Law, Suckers? sam, Sunday, Sep 25 2011, 12:12pm
If you haven't noticed, the law against killing civilians in a war zone has NOT been rescinded -- killing innocent men, women and children, continues to be illegal but what do NATO and American leaders care, they have literally been getting away with mass murder/HOLOCAUSTS since Iraq. (story and 4 comments and 1 attached file)
Last Commented Monday, Sep 26 2011, 11:42am
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text The Libyan Deal in a Nutshell baz, Tuesday, Sep 13 2011, 9:18am
The US/NATO gets to steal the Oil and other energy resources – after a massive ‘humanitarian’ bombing campaign – and their al-Qaeda, fundamentalist, jihadist allies on the ground get government with western approval to impose sharia law. A retrograde move for the Libyan people but do Western Corporatist forces behind this criminal war give a damn once they have what they want?
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text Who exactly Fears Our Freedoms and Our Inalienable Sovereign Rights? nano, Thursday, Sep 1 2011, 11:11pm
One need look no further than the current Libyan travesty for an answer.

A few important FACTS first. Libya was a debt-free nation with a multi-ethnic population enjoying the highest standard of living in all Africa; indeed above that of many other nations in the world. Libyans also enjoyed free health care and education and most of the benefits of a fast developing modern nation. Libya had established its own multi-billion-dollar Sovereign Wealth Fund and State owned, as opposed to Foreign owned, BANKING system, which functioned outside the reach of the global Reserve Banking System based in New York and London. (story and 2 comments)
Last Commented Friday, Sep 2 2011, 11:36pm
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text Viable alternatives or the dance of the lemmings trayn, Thursday, Aug 11 2011, 1:18am
Currency traders and speculators have just taken 10 cents off the Oz dollar in a huge profit taking sell. Nothing was produced in that purely financial exercise. The profit was made by first inflating value and luring dumber investors, then dumber again until a untenable level was reached; the big players then sold or dumped their Oz dollars and ‘cleaned up’ leaving slower investors to take the smaller share or lose altogether. Now consider the fact that 10 cents was the margin and when you have billions of dollars to play with, 10 cents translates into billions in profits. But I would stress that nothing was PRODUCED in the corporeal world; the entire exercise was digital or abstract.
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text Looting and mindless destruction suits existing ruling Elites zed, Wednesday, Aug 10 2011, 12:15pm
Before we proceed I would remind everyone that real anarchy is a non-hierarchical system of self-government sustained by MUTUAL COOPERATION -- which implies [for] the GOOD OF ALL! The only social exception to that rule would be self-centred, self-serving vermin that exploit their fellow human beings. Today that category of human filth is represented by Banksters, Corporatists and the puppet politicians that serve them. NATO and the US war machine commit the most heinous war and other CRIMES against humanity on a daily basis in order to satisfy the insatiable appetite minority elites have for accruing ‘wealth’ or turning a profit. Let us today make a CLEAR distinction between mutually assisting groups and the EXPLOITATIVE, unrepresentative, minority CRIMINAL elites that currently rule our respective societies. (story and 2 comments)
Last Commented Thursday, Aug 11 2011, 10:08am
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LYING Duo, Tony Blair and Julia Gillard image Democracy Betrayed zed, Tuesday, Jul 26 2011, 11:23am
If we, the democratic majority, condone or allow elected representatives to renege or back-peddle on promises then we must accept the responsibility for the failure of democracy. Democracy demands that the will of the majority is uncompromisingly served, no ‘ifs or buts!’ Everyone is able to comprehend the simple principles embodied in the Democratic ideal. (story and 3 comments and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Aug 4 2011, 9:31am
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Bomber gunman, 32yo Anders Behring Breivik image ‘Extreme Nationalist’ – the New Bogeyman kent, Sunday, Jul 24 2011, 3:45am
In the wake of the recent massacres in Norway, which killed over ninety citizens, the world was surprised to learn that the killer was NOT a bearded Jihadist – such is the power of mass media saturation over an extended period. The lunatic in this instance was a Norwegian local with a right wing Christian fundamentalist background. What is interesting to note however, are the numerous instances of media racial profiling; the killer is universally described as blonde, six feet tall, blue eyes etc, emphasising that extremists are not necessarily swarthy or dark featured 'foreigners.' The media seems less concerned with the fact that lunacy knows no racial boundaries than it is with highlighting the home grown terrorist factor! Or could the almost uniform media accounts of this tragedy be hiding another Iraq style WMD LIE and new 'terrorist' bogeyman creation? (story and 2 comments and 1 image)
Last Commented Tuesday, Jul 26 2011, 2:27pm
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text A Solution dasha, Sunday, Jul 24 2011, 1:50am
How did we get into the mess we’re in today?

If we extricate ourselves from the distracting, lying, misrepresentations of the mass media propaganda apparatus for a moment the cause and SOLUTION stares us in the face.
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text Reality and its Enemies joe, Thursday, Jul 14 2011, 1:32pm
How many times have you heard people say, ‘look what your country has done for you,’ in an attempt to bring a stray back to the fold and re-join the guilt-ridden, denialist population of America?
international / injustice/law / opinion/analysis

baamaa.jpg image Ruling Criminal Elites COMPLETELY Divorced From Reality bluey, Thursday, Jul 7 2011, 5:46am
Anyone with a functional brain to bless themselves with SEES clearly the reality we live in today. Daily WAR CRIMES committed by the US and NATO in Central Asia and Libya under the noses of the Hague Courts and Ban ‘kneepads’ Moon of the UN! Killing civilians whether it is reported accurately on the Corporate media or not continues to be a WAR CRIME. ‘Insurgents’ in the form of children collecting firewood or wedding parties, or traditional tribal meetings or extended family gatherings with women and children of all ages seem to be favourite targets of criminal America and its servile allies – BUT WHO ARE THEY TRYING TO KID labelling these groups “insurgents?” The world woke up after the outrages committed by the Bush regime, to quote then Secretary of Defence, Rumsfeld, “we know Saddam has weapons of mass destruction because he just has!” Cheney and Blair were worse, even that grotesque little flea, Oz PM, John Howard, stuttered similar LIES. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Jul 7 2011, 11:12am
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text It’s hard, soul-destroying work slaving for minority Ruling Elites zed, Saturday, Jun 25 2011, 1:29am
Have you noticed? Obama looks like shit lately, rapidly greying hair, at his relatively youthful age; eyes sinking into the back of his blackened eye-sockets, generally burnt-out appearance, etc – the self-assured arrogance of being THEIR ‘chosen one,’ is GONE – we could have told him so! (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Saturday, Jun 25 2011, 11:01am
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image America Doesn’t Commit War Crimes it Commits Euphemisms beau, Friday, Jun 17 2011, 10:10pm
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is very bad grammar and tortured English. I am American! Proud to call the loss of personal Freedom and Liberty, ‘Homeland Security;’ very proud to participate in the ‘Patriot Act’ and wave our blood-soaked star-spangled banner at every Illegal war we wage; prouder still to refer to the millions of civilians we have murdered in Korea, Indo-China, Central Asia and Africa, as ‘Collateral Damage;’ extremely proud of our legal system which maintains its integrity by allowing our agencies and military to ‘Waterboard’ instead of Torture; and very tolerant of strangers touching my genitals in order to ‘Keep me Safe.’ Perhaps I could sum it all up by simply stating we live in our own private asylum for the criminally insane called the United States of America! (story and 2 comments and 1 image)
Last Commented Monday, Jun 20 2011, 8:17am
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text The Phantasm of Opposition in Today’s World Al, Saturday, Jun 11 2011, 2:10am
First, allow me to qualify the title for those who stubbornly refuse to believe or acknowledge the existence of an elitist, Financial/Corporatist, globalist agenda.

THREE independent NUCLEAR superpowers exist in the world today. We know the combined force of any two could easily OBLITERATE the third; I refer of course to Russia, China and America. Now, recall the Sino-Russian military alliance designed as a political and military counter-balance to the perceived strength of the USA. Indeed, the combined strength of Russia and China easily exceeds that of America alone, though with the addition of Western European nuclear powers the balance becomes almost equal again, though the Sino-Russian pact remains the stronger.
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US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates imageaudio Robert Gates: maintain occupation of all invaded territories stan, Thursday, Jun 9 2011, 11:26pm
US career politician, Robert Gates, dutifully lectured NATO defence chiefs recently on the need to maintain occupying forces in invaded territories and NOT to withdraw THEIR troops when the US begins to reduce its forces in Afghanistan. Gates cited the threat of ‘instability’ (which invasion and foreign occupation creates) and the likely loss of the precarious ‘gains’ made by occupying forces as causes for concern. (story and 2 comments and 1 image and 2 audio files)
Last Commented Wednesday, Jun 15 2011, 9:03am
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Pope Ratzinger image Pope Ratzinger: A Dead Spiritual Loss fish, Thursday, Jun 9 2011, 12:10am
Recently the Roman Catholic Pope, in a failed PR exercise, took questions from children regarding God and Catholic theology; a nine year old girl put it straight to the Pontiff, ‘why is there so much suffering, hunger and war in the world?’ The Pope answered honestly, “I don’t know!” How’s that for a spiritually bankrupt FRAUD? The Pope’s only saving grace is that he answered the question honestly. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Jun 9 2011, 9:33pm
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text Obama’s unilaterally declared Libyan war Illegal jango, Tuesday, Jun 7 2011, 9:20pm
The above FLAGRANT illegality notwithstanding, consider the fact that America, the WORLD’S leading civilian killing nation, pretends to fight a war to protect civilians in Libya.
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Saladin reclaims Middle East from Western Crusaders imageaudio Armed vs Unarmed Resistance nano, Wednesday, Jun 1 2011, 12:51am
When neo-cons were drafting the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) or world hegemony by any other name, criminal neo-con corporate facilitators confronted the problem of State sovereignty, International Law and human rights – THEIR ‘solution,’ as the world is NOW aware, was to ignore or corrupt International Legal Institutions, disregard State Sovereignty and completely ignore the rights/lives of innocent civilians, as the horrendous civilian death toll, which now ranges in the millions, clearly indicates. From the start it became apparent that the free world was dealing with a new, State CRIMINAL force! (story and 1 comment and 1 image and 1 audio file)
Last Commented Wednesday, Jun 1 2011, 1:10am
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text Strauss-Kahn Resigns as Chief of IMF staff report via fleet, Wednesday, May 18 2011, 11:51pm
In a not unexpected statement, 'family man' and former chief of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resigned as head of the Fund, citing his concern for family and the need to focus all his energies on defending charges of attempted rape made against him by a hotel housemaid (and 'friends').
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text Practical Lessons from the Strauss-Kahn ‘Assassination’ quill, Tuesday, May 17 2011, 11:02pm
This analysis will concern itself less with the popular ‘guilt or innocence debate’ than it will with practical lessons to be learnt by various States, groups, bodies, institutions and capable individuals around the globe, but particularly in Europe. (story and 2 comments)
Last Commented Wednesday, May 18 2011, 11:33am
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