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Why the U.S. Debt Ceiling is a Farce

The U.S. government just increased its credit limit… On Monday, President Obama signed a budget deal that raised the debt ceiling from $18.5 trillion to $20 trillion. In theory, the debt ceiling limits how much money the U.S. government can borrow. The debt ceiling is now twice as high as it was when Obama took office in 2008. The truth is, the debt ceiling doesn’t actually limit government spending. ...Read full article...

The Pentagon is a notorious sinkhole of waste, fraud and abuse

Remember earlier reports about $7,600 coffee makers, $640 toilet seats, $436 dollar hammers and numerous other US military items, including hugely overpriced weapons systems, some for ones never used or don’t work. The Pentagon is a notorious sinkhole of waste, fraud and abuse. Trillions of dollars are unaccounted for. Oversight is entirely lacking. America’s war machine does what it pleases. Since 1996, the Defense Department was never held accountable ...Read full article...

The Fed’s Easy Money Has Created a Takeover Mania

Instead of investing to build their businesses, companies are taking a shortcut to growth by buying other companies. The deals keep getting bigger…and one of the gravest financial warnings of 2015 keeps growing in relevance. Last month, legendary investor Carl Icahn publically warned that cheap money is fueling a bubble in dealmaking. Icahn said: …hat do with the money is almost perverse. They just go in and buy another company ...Read full article...

US On Road To Third World

n January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer and I were summoned to a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, DC, to explain our heresy. In the nationally televised conference, I declared that the consequence of jobs offshoring would be that the US would ...Read full article...

US Caught with its pants down in Syria

Caught with its pants down in Syria, the US government is making a fool of itself. By attempting to mischaracterize Russia’s actions against ISIS in Syria, Washington has admitted that the terrorists from outside Syria, who are attempting to overthrow the elected government of Syria, are “our guys.” In an interview with Fox “News,” a senior US government official said: “Putin is deliberately targeting our forces. Our guys are ...Read full article...

The Fate of Children in the American Police State

John Whitehead points out in his article that American public schools are like prisons. The wardens of the schools focus on punishment and ruining the lives of children, not on education. Parents who can afford it put their children in private schools, and those who can’t homeschool their children if they have the capability and do not have to work several part-time jobs in order to make ends meet. ...Read full article...

America’s Corrupted Political Process

America’s political process is too corrupted and dysfunctional to fix. Democracy is pure fantasy. Money-controlled duopoly power rules. People have no say whatever. All candidates march to the same drummer, differences among them too minor to matter, Republicans interchangeable with Democrats, in lockstep on issues mattering most, their agendas belying their rhetoric. Campaigning involves delivering prepackaged, prescripted demagogic sound bites, catchy one-liners, slogans and other rehearsed rhetoric – stringing ...Read full article...

Washington Persecutes America’s Greatest Patriots

John Kiriakou is an American patriot who informed us of the criminal behavior of illegal and immoral US “cloak and dagger” operations that were bringing dishonor to our country. His reward was to be called a “traitor” by the idiot conservative Republicans and sentenced to prison by the corrupt US government. Manning revealed US war crimes and after years of illegal pre-trial prison abuse was sentenced to 35 years ...Read full article...

British Petroleum settles $21 Billion Lawsuit in Gulf of Mexico Disaster

The United States announced Monday that the British oil company BP has agreed to pay a record sum of $20.8 billion in a lawsuit settlement related to the disaster that caused the explosion of one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon, in 2010. The figure is higher than the $18.7 billion that the company had preliminarily announced in July to settle the main outstanding ...Read full article...

Trump: “Mentally ill people” not Guns “responsible for Mass Shootings”

In one of his latest television interviews, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, said gun violence is due to mentally ill people getting guns. Trump rejected the notion that more firearms is the problem and insisted that places with the most stringent gun laws are the most violent. Trump advocated for more help for mentally ill people as supposed to more gun laws, which he said, are ineffective in preventing mass ...Read full article...

Putin Calls Out Washington

“We can no longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world.” President Vladimir Putin. Last Wednesday (28 Sept 2015) the world saw the difference between Russia and Washington. Putin’s approach is truth-based; Obama’s is vain boasts and lies, and Obama is running out of lies. By telling the truth at a time of universal deceit, Putin committed a revolutionary act. Referring to the slaughter, destruction, and chaos that ...Read full article...

Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, recruited, trained and financed by the U.S. Amply documented but rarely mentioned in news reports, the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, recruited, trained and financed by the US and its allies including Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Israel and Jordan. Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic ...Read full article...

Washington doesn’t negotiate. It demands.

American cooperation with Russia on the Syrian situation is a smoke screen of deception. Claiming the need for a political solution belies America’s rage for war. Washington undermined Geneva I and II talks despite Russia’s best efforts. Longstanding US plans call for regime change. Days after 9/11, retired General Wesley Clark visited then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon “No one will tell us where or when to ...Read full article...

America expands refugee quota to 100,000 per year

The quota that allows the arrival of tens of thousands of refugees to the U.S. has been expanded to receive more North Africans and Middle Eastern men, women and children. The plan to further balkanize the United States, by bringing in even more refugees to a country that is sure to collapse very soon, is clear now that the State Department has confirmed the expansion of the refugee quota. The ...Read full article...

Obama’s Executive Order Creates an Orwellian Policy of Enlightenment and Propaganda

The ink is still wet on a brand new executive order that reads like a cross between the Reich’s Ministry of Enlightenment and Propaganda and George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. Of course, in true propagandist form, President Obama isn’t calling it anything related to Nazi Germany or a dystopian novel.   He’s calling it “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” To-may-to. To-mah-to. Whatever you want to call it, ...Read full article...