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A mystery about a possible domestic hit by the police in America

Summary:  Many odd stories mark the evolution of America-that-once-was into the New America.  Dark and mysterious stories, often about the uses of government power for private ends. Today we look at the death of Sunny Sheu, and the cover-up of the death of this anti-corruption whistleblower by numerous agencies and the mainstream media.   “The …

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Freedom and justice, evicted from America, may have found a new home

Summary:  The America-that-once-was slowly evolves into the New America, a harsh truth cloaked in lies. We don’t want to see; we don’t want to know. Events like the affair Assange provide a magic mirror. Will we dare to look, and see what our news media and geopolitical experts will not say? Magic mirror on the …

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An example of national courage, even with no national interests at stake

Summary:  Relations between nations usually consist of boring dances combining crass self-interest with craven obsequiousness (by small nations) or brutal assertiveness (by largers). Today we have a refreshing break in the pattern, as Ecuador defies the United States (and its tame dogs, Sweden and Britain). From Reuters today: “Ecuador has decided to grant political asylum …

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Why should we care about the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing strip & cavity searches of prisoners?

Summary:  We should care about the Court’s ruling allowing almost unlimited use of strip searches of prisoners.  It gives a powerful additional tool allowing police to punish people without trial, let alone conviction and sentencing by a jury of their peers.  Arrest on trivial or even perjured grounds, a few days incarceration and abuse (with strip and body …

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Final thoughts about America’s Criminal Justice System

Summary:  The great potential of the American experiment, the American dream, is a gift handed down from generation to generation from the Founders to us.  But we have forgotten what it means.  That is the major significance to the collapse of our criminal justice system; like a mirror, it shows who we are.  At the end …

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