The Illusion of Reality

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Agenda Prevails Over Truth

In the Western world truth no longer has any meaning. In its place stands agenda. Agenda is all important, because it is the way Washington achieves hegemony over the world and the American people. 9/11 was the “new Pearl Harbor” that the neoconservatives declared to be necessary for their planned wars against Muslim countries. For the neoconservatives to go forward…

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The Greatest Gift For All

Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became…

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America Is Going To Crash Big Time

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was the guest in this Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2012 edition of One-on-One with Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com. Dr. Roberts thinks there is “an impending collapse of the exchange value,” and the U.S. dollar could unexpectedly plunge in buying power. Dr. Roberts contends, “All of a sudden, people will walk into Walmart, as usual, and they’ll think…

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Going After Guns: ‘You can’t have police state & armed population’

Published on Dec 19, 2012 President Barack Obama has made a move towards stronger gun control in the U.S. The proposal comes after the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school that took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/9wffi0

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Agenda Driven News

I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the world. For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings that killed 20…

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The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble

The “fiscal cliff” is another hoax designed to shift the attention of policymakers, the media, and the attentive public, if any, from huge problems to small ones. The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts and tax increases in order to reduce the deficit by an insignificant amount over ten years if Congress takes no action itself to cut spending and…

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Obdurate Washington

With its power declining, Washington was not able any longer to keep Russia out of the World Trade Organization. Congress showed its spite over its impotence by hooking the normalizing of trade with Russia to what is called the “Magnitsky rule.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20634768 Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian attorney who represented a British investment firm accused of tax evasion and fraud…

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More Phony Employment Numbers

Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) calls the government’s latest jobs and unemployment reports “nonsense numbers.” There are a number of ongoing problems with the released numbers. For example, the concurrent-seasonal factor adjustments are unstable. The birth-death model adds non-existent jobs each month that are then taken out in the annual downward benchmark revisions. Williams calculates that the job overstatement through November…

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Paul Craig Roberts on Ron Paul, Citizens United, the fiscal cliff, and America today

This article was reproduced with written permission from Joseph Cotto. This article first appeared: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2012/dec/5/paul-craig-roberts-ron-paul-citizens-united-fiscal/ FLORIDA, December 5, 2012 — Most pundits talk a good game about economics and politics. Few, however, are prepared to deliver anything beyond a superficial analysis of our time’s most controversial issues. At times it seems like peer pressure and the groupthink it breeds are…

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Bradley Manning: A Window Into The American Soul

Liberty consists of government being ruled by law and citizens having control over law. This was the way our founding fathers set up the US Constitution. It is the Constitution that defines the United States.  Every member of the government and the armed forces swears allegiance to the Constitution–not to the government or to the president or to a political…

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Our Collapsing Economy and Currency

Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal budget deficit. The budget deficit cannot be closed because large…

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The Osama bin Laden Myth

The interview below with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper, Ummat and published on September 28, 2001, 17 days after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The interview was sensational. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said that he and al Qaeda…

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Puppet State America

The United States government and its subject peoples think of the US as “the world’s only superpower.” But how is a country a superpower when its entire government and a majority of the subjects, especially those members of evangelical churches, grovel at the feet of the Israeli Prime Minister? How is a country a superpower when it lacks the power…

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The Reality of the “Lesser Evil” Is This Child Dead Enough for You? ~ Chris Floyd

To all those now hailing the re-election of Barack Obama as a triumph of decent, humane, liberal values over the oozing-postule perfidy of the Republicans, a simple question: Is this child dead enough for you? This little boy was named Naeemullah. He was in his house — maybe playing, maybe sleeping, maybe having a meal — when an American drone…

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American Immorality Is At A Peak

When Chris Floyd is at his best, as he is below, he puts things in perspective for readers that they otherwise never confront. Obama has won reelection, and his supporters think that somehow things are going to be different. Fat chance. While evil continues to envelop America, the public is focused on CIA director General Petraeus’ resignation. The FBI spied…

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Obamacare – The Tax Man Cometh ~ Robert S. Dotson, M.D.

“I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.” – Lieutenant Dave in the Sci-Fi Classic, “The Blob” With the confusion accompanying the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka Obamacare) and its on-going implementation, it…

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Obamacare: Just give us a bill to hype; we don’t care what it is

In the article below, Dr. Dotson provides more information about Obamacare. The program is not what its supporters or its critics imagine. In my opinion, with Republicans blocking a single-payer national health system, the Obama White House went to the insurance lobby and said, “give us a health care bill that you can get Congress to pass.” The result is…

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What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like

Unless I am being spoofed, several hundred readers wrote me in as their selection for President. I am honored. Some asked if I were elected by write-ins and not instantly assassinated, who would I appoint? An easy question to answer. Nomi Prins would be Secretary of the Treasury, and Pam Martens would be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Lew Rockwell…

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The Special Interests Won Again

The election that was supposed to be too close to call turned out not to be so close after all. In my opinion, Obama won for two reasons: (1) Obama is non-threatening and inclusive, whereas Romney exuded a “us vs. them” impression that many found threatening, and (2) the election was not close enough for the electronic voting machines to…

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U.S. Elections: Will the Dead Vote and Voting Machines be Hacked?

“He who casts a vote decides nothing. He who counts the vote decides everything.” -Joseph Stalin Whether or not he said it, Stalin’s quote has entered into folklore. For a vote to mean anything, those counting the ballots must have a greater respect for the integrity of democracy than they have lust for power. Since Stalin’s time, the technology has…

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Welcome to the Age of Hell: Entrenching Murder as the American Way ~ Chris Floyd

This article was originally posted: http://chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2291-welcome-to-the-age-of-hell-entrenching-murder-as-the-american-way.html The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to expand, entrench and “codify” the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the…

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The Virtual Recovery

Since mid-2009 the US has been enjoying a virtual recovery courtesy of a rigged inflation measure that understates inflation. The financial Presstitutes spoon out the government’s propaganda that prices are rising less than 2%. But anyone who purchases food, fuel, medical care or anything else knows that low inflation is no more real that Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction…

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In Amerika there will never be a real debate

God help them if Obama and Romney ever had to participate in a real debate about a real issue at the Oxford Union. They would be massacred. The “debates” revealed that not only the candidates but also the entire country is completely tuned out to every real problem and dangerous development. For example, you would never know that US citizens…

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Obamneycare Converts Health Care Into Profits

In the guest section there is a new contribution by Dr. Robert S. Dotson. He points out that Obamneycare is two versions of the same thing. A person has to be gullible and uninformed to believe the claims of Obama and Romney that their replacements for Medicare will save money and improve care. What the schemes do is convert public…

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Obamneycare – Another Win-Win for the Oligarchs ~ Robert S. Dotson, M.D.

“Mitt Romney is a wolf in a wolf’s clothing. Barack Obama is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, but they both essentially have the same agenda.” – Jill Stein “Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…

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The Matrix

We don’t have “the one.” We are without Neo. We only have ourselves. If we can stand together, we are the one. Can we stand together, or are the left and the right too brainwashed to stand together? Or even to stand separately?

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America R.I.P.

During the second half of the 20th century the United States was an opportunity society. The ladders of upward mobility were plentiful, and the middle class expanded. Incomes rose, and ordinary people were able to achieve old-age security. In the 21st century the opportunity society has disappeared. Middle class jobs are scarce. Indeed, jobs of any kind are scarce. To…

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Don’t Vote For Evil

Illustration by Anthony Freda / Dan Zollinger Back during the George W. Bush neocon regime, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in his UN speech summed up George W. Bush for the world. I am quoting Chavez from memory, not verbatim. “Yesterday standing at this same podium was Satan himself, speaking as if he owned the world. You can still smell…

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America’s Moral Degeneracy

On May 31, 2010, the Israeli right-wing government sent armed military troops to illegally board in international waters Gaza aid ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief. The Israelis murdered 8 Turkish citizens and one US citizen in cold blood. Many others were…

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Another Phony Employment Report

October 5. Today’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 114,000 new jobs in September and a drop in the rate of unemployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. As 114,000 new jobs are not sufficient to stay even with population growth, the drop in the unemployment rate is the result of not counting discouraged workers who are defined away…

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Interview with World Affairs Monthly

World Affairs Monthly recently had some communication Paul Craig Roberts. Roberts worked for President Ronald Reagan and was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury. I proposed an interview and he asked me to send him some questions, which I did. Paul Craig Roberts is clearly an honest man and a very impressive intellect. He can be found on the net…

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Cynthia McKinney On Leadership

Those who have followed the Republican campaign for the presidential nomination and current contest between Romney and Obama know that the United States has no political leadership in Washington. Billions of dollars have been spent on political propaganda, but not a single important issue has been addressed. The closest the campaign has come to a political issue is which candidate…

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But What of Truth

Poetry can often achieve the same communication with far fewer words than prose. This poem sums it up. BUT WHAT OF TRUTH by Hal O’Leary For now, the loss of truth’s the only known. The truth’s become old fashioned. Could this be? With lies, we have decided to condone, Just what the end will be, I cannot see. The truth…

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How The Government’s Lies Become Truth

In my last column, “A Culture of Delusion,” I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision.” This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange, to illustrate how lies become “truth.” The western Presstitute media uses every lie to demonize the Iranian government. On September 28…

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A Culture of Delusion

A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. Not all readers, of course. Some readers are thoughtful and supportive. Others express thanks for opening their eyes. But the majority are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear. For the left-wing, Ronald Reagan…

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USA to continue its wars as long as dollar remains reserve currency

This article was originally published at: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/04-09-2012/122063-usa_war_dollar-0/ USA to continue its wars as long as dollar remains reserve currency 04.09.2012 16:03 Pravda.Ru interviewed Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist, who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and became a co-founder of Reaganomics – the economic policies promoted by the U.S. President Ronald Reagan during…

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Alexander Cockburn, a Great American

Readers have expressed puzzlement about the ability of Alexander Cockburn and I to get along despite our differing views on 9/11. There are many reasons to appreciate Alex, and conformity of views is not required. When Alex died last July, I wrote that “I will have more to say about him at a later time.” CounterPunch wanted to include my…

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