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Friday, February 26, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Systemic failures hinder economic recovery Economic solutions require understanding the underlying causes. Demographics and cheap money hinder recovery.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014     

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Debt, the Lifeblood of a Zombie Economy Economic priorities revolve around buying and selling of debt, a process of financialization that's leading to a vast derivatives bubble. Statistics are bent to serve the interests of the financial elite. The Real Economy chokes as political priorities shift away from preserving the Middle Class.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (4 comments)     

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Fukushima poses ongoing danger Exposes the real situation in Fukushima, as emerges in the details of Senator Wyden's recent trip. Fukushima's radiation a global risk, due to this dirty and dangerous energy source. The longer the repair job, the more likely a new seismic event. The Japanese could do more.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 (11 comments)     

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America triumphs over evil We should celebrate America's victory over terrorism and evil. Osama bin Laden's death brings closure for so many of us who can now delight in the lifting of the darkness.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 (1 comments)     

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Prep, don't panic over fallout Japanese reactor(S) and radiation leaking with fallout coming to the U.S.. Prepping is key to managing future crises. Article brings up links and possible alternative treatments for radiation.

Thursday, September 16, 2010     

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Is the Tea Party waiting to burst out of the GOP's chest? Primary results indicate that the Tea Party has tilted the Republican ticket. Can they survive their success or will they compromise their ideals, which is what exactly? Campaigning on hope and change might not work a second time.

Friday, March 19, 2010     

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Beware the Ides of March Ides of March represents a time of change, and not necessarily for the better in Washington. In reform efforts, Senators Dodd and Bayh tune out on behalf of the disaster capitalists in the financial markets and the health care status quo. Supreme Court ruling presupposes corporate personhood for established entities, but not for entrepreneurs.

Sunday, February 28, 2010     

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Goldman execs stand to profit in FDIC deal OneWest, a bank owned by present and former Goldman Sachs execs, purchased IndyMac assets for pennies on the dollar. The sweetheart deal between OneWest and the FDIC allows the bank to turn a tidy profit on its losses, rather than renegotiate mortgages.

Friday, February 12, 2010 (1 comments)     

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9-11 Photos and Crotch-bomber hint at more than negligence New 9-11 photos released hint at explosive detonation. Intelligence failure leading up to the attempted Abdullmutallab bombing force us to reevaluate the job our intelligence agencies are performing on our behalf.

Friday, January 29, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Support for Bernanke and health care "reform" damaging Obama Obama's unconditional support for Bernanke's Senate re-nomination flies in the face of common sense. Meanwhile, the media spins the nomination as vital to the economy. As Coakley's loss showed, the Democrats' attempt at health care reform represents a political liability.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 (1 comments)     

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CNBC Spikes Story on Goldman Sachs CNBC's Caruso-Cabrera and Charlie Gasparino disrespect bloggers as they try to undermine allegations about Goldman Sachs' proprietary trading software which racked up huge profits through High Frequency Trading (HFT), a legal, digital form of front-running.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 (7 comments)     

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More spending brings little change Obama's new spending holds no one accountable. Positive results aren't evident yet we're told to expect them despite systemic flaws in two-party system. Any recovery created by the Washington establishment will be a product of corporate influence.

Friday, December 5, 2008     

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Road to change goes through Washington Obama's approach invokes the powerful political tools of reconciliation and compromise, which have long gone unused in Washington. We need more efficient government. Achieving change will require more than electing a new President.

Saturday, September 27, 2008     

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Fear peddling can't save Paulson plan Paulson plan dies in the aftermath of a White House meeting. Just in time for the election, Republicans rediscover fiscal conservatism. McCain disavows plan in order to distance himself from Bush.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Capitalism kills itself The credit crisis signals an end to the marriage of American hyper-capitalism and de-regulation. More losses are to be socialized, borne by taxpayers.

Sunday, September 7, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Nuclear Power: Unsafe in any dose At every stage--extraction, production, and storage--uranium poses a serious threat to human health. A major leak at a French reactor run by Areva raises serious doubts about the safety of current reactors and untested new designs. Candidate McCain presents nuclear power as a viable energy source--can we trust our politicians to tell us nuclear power is safe?

Saturday, August 23, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Neo-cons slap a sleeping Bear US media sympathizes with the Georgians. Neo-cons behind the Georgian war include John McCain adviser Randy Scheunemann. Reigniting the Cold War can strengthen NATO's commitment in Afghanistan, where the US needs help. NATO expansion and a Polish missile shield might fracture the alliance as the Russians react.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 (5 comments)     

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U.S. at the boundaries of empire The Russian invasion of Georgia shows just how far the neo-cons' imperial project can go. The US holds no monopoly on military force; the resurgent Russian empire is putting its version of shock and awe on display. All empires eventually fail. American empire has reached its apex.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 (3 comments)     

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Before Plame there was Susan Lindauer Before Valerie Plame was outed, Susan Lindauer was forcibly subjected to psychiatric treatment and detention. Her crime: revealing the neocons' lies about Iraq. To avoid negative publicity, the Bush cabal denied Lindauer's connections to the CIA, undermined her credibility, and attacked her claims to sanity.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006     

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Waiting for an End to Iraq This article addresses the ongoing occupation of Iraq. The Bush Administration is perpetuating a state of war in Iraq which cannot be won, nor end, before Bush leaves office. The use of military force will continue to be ineffective and the costs of occcupation will rise. By avoiding the truth, Bush and his cohorts avoid accountability for their actions and allow the occupation to drag on.