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George Orwell sends us a note, giving some perspective on our situation

Summary:  None of our problems are unique.  Even the problems of Empire, and the distorting effect of global power on our minds.  Today we have some insights from George Orwell, examining the effect of cancerous nationalism on a nation’s thinking. Change the names and it could have been written today.  If you cannot see this, …

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Another bill before Congress pushing the USA further into the dark of endless war, stripping away our liberties

Summary:  Every month seems to bring yet another assault on the Constitution, another chapter in a slow-mo coup de tat.  Here we examine the most current.  In a larger sense it does not matter if this bill passes or not.  Each assault prepares the way for the next.  In general they create legal precedents, open new avenues …

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The long-term consequences to America of torturing Bradley Manning

Summary:  What do our government officials hope to gain by torturing Bradley Manning?  There’s a reason, it’s insignificant compared to the long-term consequences — which remain unexamined by both sides. . First, we have the ritual lies by Obama (never believe anything about the government until they deny it the second time).  From Friday’s press conference: With …

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Tom Engelhard asks “Is America is hooked on War?”

Good question.  I wish I knew the answer.  This is one of the best articles to date by Englehardt, IMO one of the sharpest knives in America’s drawer of geopolitical observers. “Is America Hooked on War?“, Tom Engelhardt, posted at TomDispatch, 17 September 2009 — Posted in full with permission. “War is peace” was one of …

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A reply to comments on FM site about Global Warming

The pro-anthropgenic global warming comments on the FM site (and emails to me) are so similar that a generic reply will save everybody time and effort.  This post examines 7 8 common elements.  These are general statements.  They do not apply to every individual comment on the FM site or to material elsewhere (in any medium). Pro-AGW comments often display …

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