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Politics

Monday, July 04, 2011

Why the U.S. Is Demonizing and Destroying Pakistan / Politics / US Politics

By: Andrew_G_Marshall

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe AfPak War Theatre: Establishing the New Strategy

As Senator Obama became the President-elect Obama, his foreign policy strategy on Afghanistan was already being formed. In 2007, Obama took on veteran geostrategist and Jimmy Carter’s former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski as one of his top foreign policy advisers, and he remained his foreign policy adviser throughout 2008. On Obama’s campaign, he announced that as President, he would scale down the war in Iraq, and focus the “War on Terror” on Afghanistan, promising “to send in about 10,000 more troops and to strike next-door Pakistan, if top terrorists are spotted there.”

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Politics

Monday, July 04, 2011

Iran, and the First U.S. Dollar War Defeat / Politics / US Politics

By: Ron_Holland

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA short story showing how powerful elite interests and central bankers could manipulate American foreign policy using a black flag event in order to guarantee the American dollar remains the world’s reserve currency. This is of course just a work of fiction and hypothetical case study and the characters have no relation to actual people, government officials or events.

"Generals always prepare to fight the last war." ~ a proverb

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Politics

Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July Independence Day Propaganda / Politics / US Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAnthony Gregory writes: Libertarians often insist Independence Day is really our holiday, which statists have no right to celebrate with a straight face. But perhaps this whole approach is misguided. Maybe the lovers of freedom should be the ones loath to bring out the fireworks.

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Politics

Monday, July 04, 2011

The American Revolution Was a Mistake, Tricked on the 4th of July / Politics / US Politics

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI do not celebrate the fourth of July. This goes back to a term paper I wrote in graduate school. It was on colonial taxation in the British North American colonies in 1775. Not counting local taxation, I discovered that the total burden of British imperial taxation was about 1% of national income. It may have been as high as 2.5% in the southern colonies.

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Politics

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Independence Day for Whom? / Politics / US Politics

By: BATR

BATR Publisher’s Note: The tenth anniversary of this editorial about July 4th Independence Day rings even louder today. SARTRE Commentary maintains a consistent and vocal message that is timeless. When you read the essay - Independence Day for Whom? - You celebrate the uniqueness of the American Revolution. Written before the September 11, 2001 transmutation of the country into a despotic police state, the excuse of a fake homeland security threat is used to destroy the foundation of individual civil liberties. The indisputable fact of the last decade is that America is no longer a nation of free citizens and a Republic government of public servants, accountable to the people. The injustice of the British Crown has only been substituted for the iniquities of the Amerika Empire. Reflect upon this editorial and pass it on.

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Politics

Sunday, July 03, 2011

90 Years of Communist China / Politics / China

By: EconMatters

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe CPC (Communist Party of China) was founded on July 1, 1921 in Shanghai with a large working class support base. After the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (孫中山)--China's Founding Father (recognized by both Beijing and Taipei)--in 1925, a lengthy civil war soon ensued between the CPC and the ruling political party at the time--the Kuomintang (KMT or 國民黨).

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Politics

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Why Civil Unrest Is Sweeping the Globe / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Justice_Litle

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAttempts to save the morally bankrupt financial system will fuel further instances of civil unrest -- until the system itself finally implodes.

Civil unrest -- or to use an even harsher term, rage -- is sweeping the globe.

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Politics

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Russia Today Schizophrenia, State Funded Propaganda and the Global Media War / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIs Russia Today a sign of things to come in the world media order?

A global, digital media cuts both ways or as they say 'what's good for the goose is also good for the gander'. The arrival of The Real News Network, Democracy Now! and grtv for example demonstrates what can be done, even on a shoestring budget. But to get onto the global media circuit still requires big bucks in spite of all the talk about 'convergence' and 'citizen journalism'.

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Politics

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Death of Bin Laden: What Really Happened, When and Why? / Politics / US Politics

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleForest Lane writes: In fact, if it were not for its two specific aspects, this recent Bin Laden’s  departing  - rather the virtual ‘reality‘, customarily maintained by Washington officials and mainstream media outlets, than actual one - should have been given no importance at all. After all, one can easily argue that given bin Laden was a mythical effigy manufactured by those officials and American propaganda they could do with their own semi-virtual creature whatever they wanted. But these two aspects: why now? and why in such a way? may prove to be something of considerable importance.

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Politics

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The world changes for Strauss-Kahn / Politics / US Politics

By: Michael_T_Bucci

Perhaps you judge by how much or how little money a person possesses; judge by their national origin or judge by their position in society. Perhaps you judge their character, morality and values instead. In the example of America's "rush to judgment" of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, perpetuated by a media that seems more yellow and sensationalist than ever before in its history, a lone man was singled out for vilification and public humiliation from a pool of such men accused of doing such things on any such day in any such American city.

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Politics

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Retirement Is Death, Don't Do It, Even If You Can Afford To / Politics / Pensions & Retirement

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSeveral years ago, I acquired a Web domain address, www.neversayretire.com. I had concluded that millions of baby boomers would discover at age 65, much to their chagrin, that their plans for a comfortable retirement had been smashed by the reality of low economic growth, low returns from the stock market, their own insufficient savings programs for decades, and inflation. I figured that I might create a Website based on the theme, "never say retire." I have not developed that site, but at least I set up a department on my Website. So, if anyone types the words "never say retire," he is directed to my department.

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Politics

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Prosecutors Back Off From Their ‘Iron-Clad’ Case Against Strauss-Kahn / Politics / US Politics

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

The New York prosecutor has had to tell the judge that the police and prosecutors have lost confidence in their sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The judge has released DSK from house arrest and returned his bail and bond money.

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Politics

Friday, July 01, 2011

Greece Debt Crisis Today Compares to Germany 1923 / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt the bankers queue up to get served their pound of flesh, which is all that’s currently on offer, it’s hard not to notice the striking similarities between the Greece of today and Germany in 1923. Then Germany owed billions thanks to a treaty that was made in a French-speaking country along with an offer that couldn’t be refused, back then Versailles, this time Maastricht.

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Politics

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Worldwide Nuclear Industry Woes Deepen / Politics / Nuclear Power

By: OilPrice_Com

The year 2011 will go down for the nuclear industry worldwide as an annus horribilis.

First came the March Fukushima nuclear disaster, with operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) belatedly acknowledging that three of the facility's six reactors did, in fact, suffer core meltdowns.

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Politics

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

American Tax Payers, Geithner's Victims of Last Resort / Politics / US Debt

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou may have heard that the Federal Reserve System is the lender of last resort. This is a misleading concept. The Federal Reserve loans the U.S. government newly created fiat money. The government issues the FED an IOU. It is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. But who stands behind the United States government, wallets in hand? You do. And so do I.

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