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  1. Corporate Media's Imperialistic Overtones Against Venezuela

    Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 2008

    A small group of radical populist governments continues to project a competing vision that appeals to many of the region’s poor...[which] emphasize[s] economic nationalism at the expense of market-based approaches. ...measures that directly clash with US initiatives.

    White House says considering 'tools' to help steer Venezuela, Reuters, Feb 20, 2015
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    Updated Today at 10:46 AM by Horhey

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    The Propaganda System , South America
  2. Corporate Media's Political Lust for General Suharto

    "President Suharto was a reforming autocrat," the New York Times gushed in 1998:

    While Mr. Suharto's recent record is mixed, his accomplishments were remarkable in the years after he took power after a failed coup attempt in 1965. He made the Indonesian economy one of the most open to foreign investment.
    "Our kind of guy"


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    Updated Today at 12:57 PM by Horhey

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    The Propaganda System , Asia
  3. No Plans to Release Tax Returns, Trump Aide Says

    What a shocker.

    At first he was going to release them, then he said he would not because he was under an audit (not that it would be legally prohibited in any way, Nixon released his while being audited) now his mouthpiece says Trump will not release them.

    Is this a shocker? Shouldn't be. The man seems to have a difficult time with consistency and the truth.

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/...aide-says.html ...
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  4. Trump SuperPACs?

    bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay


    That is what the Klingons say.

    Indeed, in some form of weird punitive, vindictive nonsense, Trump, busy running for president, appears to say that he wants to start a superPAC or two in order to punish those whom I guess he feels were disloyal to him, two fellows in the GOP.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-yea...t-cruz-kasich/


    Donald Trump today confirmed ...
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  5. Trump Defends Sexual Harassment?

    A presidential candidate defending his friend's sexually harassing women by saying that they benefited form it.

    I bet Trump's managers are thanking the sky fairy for Schulz's debacle leading off the news.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-his-accusers/


    Donald Trump this weekend defended longtime friend Roger Ailes, the ousted chief executive of Fox News ...
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  6. Cultural Myopia

    Can we truly blame on culture for focusing on it's own...

    Consider that history is a vast and generally unsettled subject. The history we get taught with a general sense of absolute fact is not so. It is a gathering of facts tied together with conjecture usually supporting a national/cultural outlook. Real history is a lot more infirm. It would be like the stars in the sky being what has been considered "definite points of history" whereas the space between those stars is ...
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  7. Conservative Socialist

    I'm a Conservative Socialist, a brand of socialism once popular in the 19th Century and rejected by Marx (whose own ideas have been... lacking). It fell out of favor during the 20th Century, replaced by Marxist-Leninism and Democratic Socialism, the term falling out of use and later becoming seemingly contradictory during the Cold War. In it's simplest terms, Conservative Socialism advocates a social ownership (sometimes by the workers, sometimes by the state) of the means of production, a strong ...
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    Political Views , Personal
  8. The Doomsday Clock, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for Survival

    "All Are Trapped By An Institutional Logic That Is Deeply Pathological and That Must Be Cured and Quickly If We Are Not To Put An End To The Human Race"

    "Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years," Guardian, July 8, 2015

    As noted in November 2015 by the Arms Control Association. With the buildup of NATO forces near Russia's border, both sides believe "a war is no longer unthinkable". What one ...

    Updated Jul 22 2016 at 11:13 AM by Horhey

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    The Empire , Plutocracy USA
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