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ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings

September 23rd, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since the Vietnam era. They were used as reconnaissance platforms. In the 1980s, Harpy air defense suppression system radar killer drones were employed. In the Gulf War, unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) and X-45 air vehicles were used. Others were deployed in Bosnia in 1995 and against Serbia in 1999. America's new weapon of choice is now commonplace in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, elsewhere abroad, and domestically for law enforcement and surveillance. Escalated domestic and foreign use is planned.

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Why QE3 Won’t Jumpstart the Economy - and What Would

September 23rd, 2012

by Ellen Brown

The economy could use a good dose of “aggregate demand”—new spending money in the pockets of consumers—but QE3 won’t do it. Neither will it trigger the dreaded hyperinflation. In fact, it won’t do much at all. There are better alternatives.

The Fed’s announcement on September 13, 2012, that it was embarking on a third round of quantitative easing has brought the “sound money” crew out in force, pumping out articles with frighting titles such as “QE3 Will Unleash’ Economic Horror’ On The Human Race.” The Fed calls QE an asset swap, swapping Fed-created dollars for other assets on the banks’ balance sheets. But critics call it “reckless money printing” and say it will inevitably produce hyperinflation. Too much money will be chasing too few goods, forcing prices up and the value of the dollar down.

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Bailout Fraud and Unaccountability

September 23rd, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

On December 8, 2008, the Senate confirmed Neil Barofsky's nomination as Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) watchdog. He assumed the post of SIGTARP (Special Inspector General for TARP).

On July 20, 2009, he estimated the $700 billion bailout fund could balloon to $23.7 trillion. Obama administration secrecy conceals what's essential to reveal. Over $9 trillion is known. Some analysts think true figures may be three times that amount. Only crooked bankers and corrupt bureaucrats know for sure.

In February 2009, Barofsky submitted an initial report to Congress. In the past two months, he said, Washington handed out hundreds of billions of dollars (like confetti) to troubled financial institutions.

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A View From 47%-land

September 22nd, 2012

by Kentw007

I've never written a letter to an elected official before, but I couldn't let a man running for President get away with personally insulting my family so I sent him the following letter. The sad thing is that he would have actually had an outside chance at getting my vote if he had ever bothered to actually give any kind of details as to what his economic plan is aside from "I'm going to get America back to work."

Dear Mr. Romney,

Allow me tell you a story about two members of “the 47%”.

In 2002, immediately upon returning from our honeymoon, my wife started working as the receptionist at a commercial real estate company. In the span of 5 short years she had worked her way up to being a key member of the marketing team, overseeing the work of several designers and coordinating with dozens of outside agencies.

In 2008, my wife lost her job. She lost her job because her company’s multimillionaire president, rather than attending to the rapidly escalating challenges the company was facing at the height of the real estate crash, decided to spend his time yachting around in the Mediterranean. In the meantime his company, which employed over 150 hard-working Americans, crashed and burned. I should also note that this company was bequeathed to him by his wealthy father, not built with his own two hands. He didn’t “build this”.

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Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy

September 21st, 2012

Joel S. Hirschhorn

Here we go again. Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have. No, they will know that they are compromising and choosing the lesser of two evils, mainly because most people know that both major parties and their candidates stink. The lesser evil is still a loser.

This is the only way to accurately understand the American electorate. Americans overwhelmingly are a combination of three awful characteristics. The vast majority are dumb, distracted and delusional, whether they see themselves on the left or right, or as independent.

I have always spent an enormous amount of time following politics and for about twenty years worked within the political system at the state and federal levels. I have a totally negative view of the US political system because American democracy has become something worse than a joke, it is mostly a massive, country-wide delusion based on a refusal to see the terribly painful and ugly truth that the nation like so many world powers before it has been in decline. The Democrats and Republicans share control of a two-party plutocracy and want Americans to adopt the delusional belief that the US is still a great democracy and nation, as if they can vote and elect their way out of the total mess the country is in.

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Hypocrisy Not Democracy in America

September 21st, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

US elections are farcical. Obama and Romney represent two sides of the same coin. Neither offers choice. Democracy never existed and doesn't now. Rhetoric substitutes for reality.

Republicans and Democrats offer the worst of all possible worlds. Ordinary people are entirely shut out. Growing numbers reject both parties for good reason. Money power owns them.

"Are you better off" than four years ago, asked The New York Times
? "There is really no reason for any hesitancy. The country is unquestionably better off than it was in 2008."

Fact check

True to form, The Times offered a litany of lies. Bankers, other corporate favorites, and war profiteers fared handsomely. They still do. America's 99% got stiff-armed. Most US households were thrown under the bus.

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Unconditional Surrender in Chicago

September 21st, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

September 18, 2012 will be remembered in Chicago as a day of infamy. Corrupt city officials and union bosses won. Teachers, parents, and kids lost.

On September 10, teachers walked out. Core issues were at stake. Most important is saving public education. An American tradition is disappearing.

It's being commodified. Corporate predators are gaining control. Contract terms agreed on do nothing to stop them.

On Tuesday, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates voted to suspend strike action and resume classes. By 9:00AM Wednesday morning, they reopened across the city.

Primary and secondary education in Chicago and across America is a shadow of its former self. An article written two years ago next month compared earlier America with today. Rewritten parts are below, saying:

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One Place to Cut Spending: Kidnapping and Torture

September 20th, 2012

By David Swanson

I know it seems like more of a noble sacrifice to cut spending on things people less fortunate than ourselves need, but can somebody explain to me why it wouldn't be at least that noble to eliminate the budget of the CIA, which serves no one?

The Washington Post and the Obama administration have been busy telling us that it's legal to kidnap people and send them to countries that torture. They may call it "renditioning" to nations that use "enhanced interrogation techniques," but a new book details what this means in English.

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Chicago's War on Education

September 19th, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

Corrupt city officials and union bosses want teacher rights marginalized and kids denied education. It's longstanding policy.

War is waged on labor. Doing so harms parents and children. Public education's future is up for grabs. A nearly four century American tradition is disappearing.

It's on the chopping block for elimination. It's being commodified. It's being handed to corporate predators. They're concerned only about bottom line priorities. Teaching and learning don't matter.

On September 10, Chicago teachers walked out. By the time this article circulates, they may be back in classrooms. Since last November, they've been fighting stiff headwinds for justice.

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Syria's Divided Opposition

September 19th, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

Violent and nonviolent elements comprise Syria's opposition. Peaceful ones want differences resolved diplomatically and politically.

Violent ones are responsible for ravaging Syria since March 2011. No end of conflict looks imminent.

From October 1969 - October 1976, and from October 1982 until his February 1986 assassination, Olof Palme served as Sweden's prime minister. He led the Swedish Social Democratic Party.

He supported decolonization and nonalignment. He was for Palestinian rights. He compared the Vietnam war to the holocaust. He opposed apartheid and other authoritarian regimes. He strongly opposed US and Western imperialism. At the same time, he maintained ties with NATO.

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