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Monday, October 22

22.Oct.2012 : MONDAY - George McGovern R.I.P., the Opiate of Exceptionalism, Romney's Heartless Advice, Our World is Dying, 5 Effects of Fracking, Christians Support Discrimination, Iraqi Babies' Birth Defects, Corporatist 2-Party Duopoly, Israel Commits Barbarism, .gov URL Spam Campaign, Stop Trusting Banks, Chomsky in Gaza, the Fall of America, Corporate War Against Science, the 1%'s Power & Privileges

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George McGovern:A Life Devoted to Liberalism

George McGovern at a 1971 press conference. (photo: George Tames/New York Times)
eorge McGovern, the United States senator who won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1972 as an opponent of the war in Vietnam and a champion of liberal causes, and who was then trounced by President Richard M. Nixon in the general election, died early Sunday in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was 90.

Utah's Largest Paper Endorses Obama

owhere has Mitt Romney's pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee's political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan governorship of a Democratic state, and his head for business and the bottom line all inspire admiration and hope in our largely Mormon, Republican, business-friendly state.

The Opiate of Exceptionalism

Mitt Romney's address notes at a campaign stop in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, 10/07/12. (photo: AFP/Getty Images)magine a presidential candidate who spoke with blunt honesty about American problems, dwelling on measures by which the United States lags its economic peers. What might this mythical candidate talk about on the stump? He might vow to turn around the dismal statistics on child poverty, declaring it an outrage that of the 35 most economically advanced countries, the United States ranks 34th

Mitt Romney's Heartless Advice to a Woman Whose Pregnancy Might Have Killed Her

Mormon women remember Romney's advice when he was a church leader, and there wasn't much 'moderate' about it.

5 Disturbing Stories About Mitt Romney That Expose His Private Worldview
A close look at Romney's past reveals many warning signs -- some even worse than driving with his dog on the roof.

Wake Up! Our World Is Dying and We're All in Denial

Had we been in a trance? I wanted to shout, "Wake up! Please wake up! Our old future is gone. Matters are urgent. We have to do something now."

5 Weird and Frightening Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About
We know fracking has environmental and health damages, but there are other terrifying consequences.

The thorny issue of religious belief and discrimination law (again)

Black & Morgan v. Wilkinson (unreported, 18 October 2012, Slough County Court) – Read judgmentThe Christian owner of a B&B in Berkshire was found to have discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to allow them stay in a double-bedded room because of her belief that all sexual activity outside of marriage is wrong.

Why (some) Christians support discrimination

Plenty of claims that removal of discrimination violates principles of religious freedom. Even that provision of exemptions for religious organisations is “forcing Christians back into their churches.” Removing them from the public square!

More Iraqi babies suffer birth defects caused by US weapons
Yousif Hamed, right, his brother Anas Hamed and his sister Inas suffering from birth defects are pictured in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. (file photo)A recent study shows a spiraling numbers of birth defects, ranging from congenital heart defects to brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs, among Iraqi babies as a result of weapons used by the US and UK forces.

Romney-Ryan ticket to return a more militarized version of Bush era
A Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan administration would bring back to American foreign and domestic policy all the worst elements of the Bush administration, along with a greater degree of militarism, home-grown fascism, and a greater likelihood of war with such countries as Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, China, and Russia.

US committing holocaust for regime change in Iran: Analyst
US President Barack ObamaA prominent political analyst says the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic are “jeopardizing the lives of millions of patients” in Iran by trying to achieve the “grand delusion” of installing a pro-West regime in the country.

Zionist Jews biggest donors to presidential bids of Obama, Romney
Zionist Jews are the biggest donors that finance the US presidential election campaign of both the Democratic President Barack Obama as well as his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

New York Times Flacks for Jewish Groups Against 15 Major Christian LeadersYou have to know American Jewish "leaders" are really riled up when they call on the New York Times to flack for them against 15 leaders of Christian churches who had the audacity to send a letter to the US Congress, which said, with proper Christian indignation:

Prescient About America: George McGovernGeorge McGovern, who has just died, was prescient about America. When he ran for president 40 years ago, he well-understood what the federal government of the United States had become, among other national dysfunctions.

An Exceptional America CAN have a Bloodless Revolution Overnight! It sounds too good to be true, but it isn't, and we are surely at risk of much worse happening 'overnight', if Romney gets to fulfill his DAY ONE hopes. So let's take a look at how a few major changes, by making ours a citizen owned, self-reliant, largely money-less society, can improve our individual personal situations, on micro- to macro- (like family, social, employment, health, educational, and environmental, including property) levels. This would also give us a better standing in the world than we've EVER known, and will put us in a good position to pay off the deficit, and to help other countries in more permanent and meaningful ways. It would also change the way that the Constitution, and thus, law itself, will be presented, changed and simplified, and enforced clearly and fairly.

Clear and Present Danger: The Corporatist Two Party DuopolyCorporatism (or Corporate Fascism) --A term often first attributed to Benito Mussolini of Italy in the early 1900's defining the complete merger of the corporations with the nation state. Also, often referred to as just Fascism. Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism.

Israel Again Commits Barbarism and PiracyIsrael again egregiously violated fundamental international law.

Spam campaign tricking thousands with shortened .gov URLs
govURL+1Symantec has reported an increase in spam messages containing .gov URLs. Cybercriminals are using links in their spam campaigns to trick users into thinking the links lead to genuine US government Web sites.

6 Reasons to Stop Trusting Banks

6 Reasons to Stop Trusting Banks
Recently, the Federal Reserve has been allocating $40 million each month to help lower mortgage rates, according to the Washington Post. With this money, the U.S. government is hoping that the banks will grant loans at lower rates to boost the housing market. It’s a great plan… unless the banks decided not to modify the loan rates and keep most of the money for itself anyway, which is exactly what they’re doing, despite already making record profits as of late.

Jewish Domination? Occupation More Likely
The recent attack on Free Gaza’s Greta Berlin and Colonel Ann Wright suggests that we have crossed a red line -- Jewish domination within the Palestinian solidarity movement belongs to the past. We are now, it seems, under Zionist occupation, and we are subject to all the symptoms of Israeli abuse and Zionist brutality.

Chomsky In Gaza: Academic Boycott “Will Strengthen Support For Israel”
Legendary MIT linguistics professor and political author Noam Chomsky has been visiting the Gaza Strip for a linguistics conference and as a demonstration of political solidarity.

Children Under Attack in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Six children were attacked in Afghanistan and Pakistan this past week. Three of them, teenaged girls on a school bus in Peshawar, in the tribal region of western Pakistan, were shot and gravely wounded by two Taliban gunmen who were after Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old girl who has been bravely demanding the right of girls to an education. After taking a bullet to the head, and facing further death threats, she has been moved to a specialty hospital in Britain. Her two wounded classmates are being treated in Pakistan. The other three children were not so lucky. They were killed Sunday in an aerial attack by a US aircraft in the the Nawa district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, not so far from Pakistan.

More Scams From the Secret Police
How misleading can a "news" article get? Try this headline: "Federal Reserve bombing plot foiled in NYC". There never was a plot to foil. There never was a plot independent of the FBI to foil. The plot was of the FBI's own devising and instigation. There never was an ongoing crime for the FBI to detect and stop.

The Fall of America and the Rise In Spirit
It wasn't very long ago when the worldview of the United States was one of a country that represented justice, democracy, freedom and moral accountability, even if only in the minds of the naive. Unfortunately, not only does the U.S. no longer remind anyone of these values, but the mention of these values is now scorned by many ordinary Americans that have gobbled up the Military-Industrial-Complex paradigm of the fascist global government.

Afghan girl 'beheaded for refusing prostitution' Afghan girl 'beheaded for refusing prostitution'

Afghan police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman into prostitution and beheaded her when she refused.

The corporate war against science

Dishonesty: Source and cure

The 1%'s Power and Privileges

Bush, Blair Wanted For Crimes Against Humanity: Boyle

Countdown to Armageddon

Gaza-bound Ship 'Attacked By Israel Forces'

Israeli navy seizes European Gaza aid ship

Rise of the Machines - USA

Presidential Candidate JILL STEIN on War on Drugs, Women's Rights, and more...

CIA Demands Drones Despite 80% Civilian Death Rate

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