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Deleting inconvenient contradictions: US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson and Congress

Leave it to me when it comes to peppering America’s Independence Day celebration with quick dive into how the country reconciled its slave-owning system of production with a statement for liberty and independence from Britain’s rule. Like most other chapters … Continue reading

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FREEDOM – DEADLY WHEN EXPORTED

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 is another piece of legislation the US Congress managed to push through before year’s end—in addition to that banking oligarchy-scented spending bill. “Freedom?” This should be Ukraine’s signal to run away… Who—other than … Continue reading

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WHAT’S BEHIND THE SAUDIS’ OIL PRICE BEEF?

First, let’s say you don’t work in the auto industry (ha), and you’re sitting on a large inventory of goods you want to sell. Common sense would tell you to stop adding to your inventory pile, right? Saudi Arabia has … Continue reading

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OH, IT’S NEVER ABOUT OIL!

  I don’t know of many instances where the US militarily intervened in another nation’s affairs which had nothing to do with economics or American hegemony. That’s why I don’t completely buy the current US humanitarian intervention in Iraq. ISIL … Continue reading

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WHAT BUSH JR MEANT ABOUT ‘OUR WAY OF LIFE’

  China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao made a statement earlier this week about President Obama and Washington’s risk of a debt default due to the current partisan battle that I found a bit unsettling: “As the world’s largest economy … Continue reading

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US FADING SUN SPOTTED IN ASIA

    Remember when I talked about America’s standing in the world? Well, America’s superpower rating and President Obama’s absence from the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit because of his domestic budget drama were not lost on the Jakarta Globe newspaper. “Diminishing … Continue reading

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CLOSED – BUT THERE’S WORSE NEWS.

  This government shutdown is pretty friggin’ amazing in that I’ve never seen such dysfunctional behavior in large organizations. But what’s more amazing to me is how America is on its way to completing a 16-year journey to nowhere. 16…years. … Continue reading

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THE SYRIAN PEOPLE – LOVED BUT NOT HEARD FROM

        I have the occasional habit of speaking in parables and metaphors without explicitly stating what I want you to know. I won’t do that for this post about the expanding Syria civil war. This war is … Continue reading

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US: YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SHUT THE HELL UP

  I just saw something from the State Department that even tops Joan Walsh’s claim that the Party of No Brains wants to repeal the 20th century—how about the US repealing 200+ years of United States constitutional progress? The Obama … Continue reading

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ALL THINGS RELATIVE: FAT-FISTED ASSAD IS LOVED

While President Obama moves closer to deciding whether or not the US will “officially” provide the Syrian rebels with lethal military aid above and beyond the “unofficial” lethal aid the CIA is already providing, an interesting news development regarding the … Continue reading

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