Empires Then and Now

Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire east into Germany was not the military prowess of Germanic tribes but Rome’s calculation that the cost of conquest exceeded…

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Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America

Dear Readers: Only in Amerika. If you feed the homeless or give a homeless person a drink of water, you might be arrested. So much for america being “the land of freedom and democracy.” Amerika is the land of the crazed Police State. -PCR Original Content at: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Feeding-The-Homeless-BANNE-by-the-web-120324-37.html What would you do if you came across someone on the street…

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Why Barack Obama is the More Effective Evil

Dear Readers: This is the best speech I have come across in many years. PCR Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-Barack-Obama-is-the-Mo-by-Glen-Ford-120324-930.html No matter how much evil Barack Obama actually accomplishes during his presidency, people that call themselves leftists insist on dubbing him the Lesser Evil. Not only is Obama not given proper credit for out-evil-ing George Bush, domestically and internationally, but the…

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Claim Jumpers

The shots he heard were too numerous to be a hunter’s work. Maybe Indians had come upon a trapper. Better check it out. If Indians got the trapper, they would be onto him next. Two guns stood a better chance than one, especially when the second wasn’t expected. The firing had stopped as he peered into the creek bed. A…

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Both The Market and Government Are Irrational

One of the great economic myths is that markets are rational. Not a day passes without this myth being disproved scores of times, but the myth persists. For example, today (March 14) Bank of America/Merrill Lynch reported that “yesterday US markets started the day off with a strong rally after the solid retail sales report. . . . tailwinds are…

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Washington’s high-powered terrorist supporters

Glenn Greenwald demonstrates that not only the president but also the Washington elite are above the law. http://www.salon.com/2012/03/12/washingtons_high_powered_terrorist_supporters/singleton/

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Dennis Kucinich and “Wackiness”

US Representative Dennis Kucinich’s defeat in a Democratic primary is more evidence that americans are incapable of recognizing leadership. As the few leaders are eliminated by redistricting and by electoral fraud, the ability of americans to reclaim their liberty and economy diminishes. Glenn Greenwald’s account of the presstitutes’ view of Kucinich and what it reveals about the Washington Establishment is…

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The 0% Doctrine

The Global War on Terror, with its burgeoning secret military, the elite special operations forces, and its growing drone air force, controlled in part by the CIA, should be thought of as the president’s private war. In addition, as legal scholar Jonathan Turleywrote recently, when it comes to drone assassinations (or “targeted killings” as they are now more politely known),…

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No Jobs For Americans

Today (March 9, 2012) the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 227,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs were created by the economy during February. Is the government’s claim true? No. Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) reports that 44,000 of these jobs or 19% consist of an add-on factor derived from the BLS’s estimate that 44,000 more unreported jobs from new business…

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Why Can’t americans Have Democracy?

Syria has a secular government as did Iraq prior to the american invasion. Secular governments are important in Arab lands in which there is division between Sunni and Shi’ite. Secular governments keep the divided population from murdering one another. When the american invasion, a war crime under the Nuremberg standard set by the US after WWII, overthrew the Saddam Hussein…

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