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Gregory Patin is a free-lance writer residing in Madison, WI. He earned a BA in political science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a MS in IT management from Colorado Tech. He is politically independent and not affiliated with either the Democrat or Republican party.
Who really used chemical weapons in Syria?
While seemingly rushing to war, the U.S. government and corporate media is omitting some key pieces of evidence regarding who is responsible for releasing chemical weapons in Syria.
Closing corporate tax havens: The solution to the sequester
The mainstream media reporting from Washington D.C. about cutting spending and/or raising revenue is almost void of one simple fact. American companies and the wealthiest 1% avoid paying their fair share of taxes by utilizing tax havens to shelter their assets and profits. If these tax loopholes can be closed, sequester and austerity will be words Americans would never have to hear again.
National insider threat memorandum: What is the threat?
A little over two weeks after winning the election, President Obama quietly wrote a memorandum regarding insider threats. Since legislation is already in place for that, many question what are the nature of these threats.
A few questions for secessionists
With all the serious issues to be dealt with now that the election is over, I cannot believe this nonsense. So, I thought I'd have some fun with it. Here's my OpEd for secessionists.
FBI creating terrorist plots to scare Americans
The latest terrorist plot thwarted by the FBI is yet another example of how the agency creates terrorism in order to take credit for stopping it, and scares the American people into supporting expenditures on wars and homeland security that are unnecessary and forfeiting liberties for security that is not under threat.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Fusion centers: Invading your privacy at your expense
Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the U.S. government has spent millions of dollars since 2003 to create fusion centers. A recent Senate investigation determined that the centers are worthless in the "war on terror" and by implication, are designed to spy on the American people.
Embassy attack, protests: Are they really about a movie?
The U.S. government and corporate media would like Americans to believe that the embassy attack that took place in Libya and the global protests that are taking place now are the result of an anti-Islam movie. There is much more to it than that.
How the corporate media lies to you
The use of video news releases (VNRs) is one of the techniques that corporate-owned media uses to lie to you. VNRs played a role in "selling" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American people.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012(3 comments)
The war on chalk
Over 49 people in 16 American cities have been arrested for the heinous crime of expressing their first amendment rights in chalk. What's next in fascist America?