By Robert Singer
The American dream based on unrelenting consumption fueled by technological progress and economic growth must eventually die.
The U.S. economy has been untenable in this regard since at least 1980 and may soon be forced to shut down.
Even the people who have jobs are scared, and scared people don't shop. And the ones who don't have a job and are scared for sure don't shop. A quarter-century of economic growth has been wiped out worldwide in just a matter of months.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden is worried, and Obama himself refers to the current crisis as “the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime.” 
The world is engulfed in a global economic crisis of staggering ferocity.
Making matters worse, a government "by and for" the American people may not be prepared for the social dislocation, economic despair and breakdown in law and order that is likely to ensue.
Anais Nin sez: "There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
I think of her words when I consider this question: How much more are we willing to tolerate before we take direct action? For those of you scoring at home, here is just a small taste of what we’re already enduring without any serious fuss:
§ Epidemics of preventable diseases http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/human-pollution-cancer-animals.html : cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
by Stephen Lendman
On April 16, journalist John Cole wrote:
"The message is clear - you torture people and then destroy the evidence, and you get off without so much as a sternly worded letter. If you are a whistle blower outlining criminal behavior by the government, you get prosecuted."
In fact, it's worse. Under Bush, torture was official policy. It remains so under Obama who absolved CIA torturers, despite unequivocal evidence of their guilt. But leaking it risks criminal prosecution for revealing state secrets and endangering national security.
Until April 5, 2013 the 1984 American science fiction-horror film, directed by John Carpenter could be streamed or downloaded from a number of websites. They Live (Full movie) was in the playlist below created by Buddy Huggins.
These days you can’t swing a cat or open your mailbox without being hit by a flood of emails about the memorials, tributes, condolences, and donation sites for the victims of these tragedies that the conspiracy theorists say were created -- not right after the event, but right before the event.
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