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Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran

Multiple previous rounds of nuclear talks failed. Washington orchestrated failure. Israel exerted enormous behind the scenes pressure. So did AIPAC. On November 20, negotiators on both sides meet again. Will this time be different? It remains to be seen what happens. Prospects aren’t promising. Iran’s been offered little in return for major concessions. More on the resumed talks below. US/Israeli anti-Iranian sentiment is longstanding. Both countries want Iran’s government ...Read full article...

Obamacare Fix: Millions of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans

Obamacare is rife with problems. It leaves millions uninsured. It leaves millions more underinsured. It makes healthcare coverage more expensive. Mandated market rules include rude awakenings. Many consumers are left paying much more than they thought. Most plans include huge deductibles and co-pays. Doing so means tens of millions face unaffordable out-of-pocket costs. Federal subsidies for America’s poor are woefully inadequate. Millions live from paycheck to paycheck. Limited resources ...Read full article...

How America Was Lost

Without Accountable Government There is No Civil Liberty and No Democracy “No legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its power, position,  and prestige.” Dean Acheson , 1962, speaking to the American Society of International Law. Dean Acheson declared 51 years ago that power, position, and prestige are the ingredients of national security and that national security trumps law.  In the United States democracy ...Read full article...

United States admits that Israeli settlements are “illegitimate”

The U.S. secretary of state, John Kerry, urged Israel to stop expanding settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which already host more than half a million people and which are, in his view, “illegitimate” . In Bethlehem, where he visited several USAID cooperation projects and where he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry showed more firmly his opposition to these cities and neighborhoods in the occupied ...Read full article...

Dick Cheney: “Canada is Too Dangerous”

“Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous”. Too dangerous for what and for whom? Lest you be confused, that was back in April of 2012, when he decided to cancel his trip to Toronto. Cheney was indicted for war crimes by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal in a historic judgment in May 2012: Chief Prosecutor of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission v. George Walker ...Read full article...

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a ripoff. It’s a boon to healthcare providers. It scams most enrollees.

Hundreds of thousands who had healthcare have lost it, millions can’t even register online. The Affordable Care Act is not universal as promised. It leaves millions of Americans uninsured. It leaves most others woefully underinsured. US healthcare already is unaffordable. Obamacare makes it more so. It lawlessly invades privacy. It compromises a fundamental human right. Martin Luther King once said:11 “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in heath ...Read full article...

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign begins early

The elite behind the Clinton clan is eager to get power back from an unlikely obstacle that has delayed their plans. If she finally becomes a candidate for the White House, Hillary Clinton ‘s campaign may be one of the longest in history, as the former Secretary of State, without even admitting whether or not she will be a claimant to the U.S. presidency in 2016 – takes months ...Read full article...

Richmond, Virginia mother told she can’t pack lunch for her child

Federal Programs Preschool bans parents from sending kids lunch, unless they have “specific diet needs”. It looks like the days of trading half of your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for half of your best friend’s ham sandwich may soon be over if the federal government has anything to do with it. A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her ...Read full article...

Is it necessary to de-Americanize the world?

Is a Chinese-led world the inevitable outcome? It’s an idea whose time has come.On October 13, China’s official press agency Xinhua headlined “Commentary: US fiscal failure warrants a de-Americanized world.” More on this below. Thomas Jefferson once warned: “If the American people allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them ...Read full article...

Israel-Saudi Arabia: An Unholy Alliance

Israel and Saudi Arabia are rogue states writ large. They’re two of the world’s worst. They deplore democratic values. They spurn rule of law principles. They commit horrendous human and civil rights abuses. They’re responsible for daily crimes against humanity. They partner with Washington’s imperial wars. They’re an odd couple. They’re strange bedfellows. Perhaps they’re joining forces. Formal relations aren’t maintained. Back channel secret ones substitute. On October 2, ...Read full article...

Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Among Nations of the World (IASUCANW) nominated him for the 2014 award. On October 11, this year’s winner will be announced. Annual nominations must be postmarked by February 1. Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov collaborated. They’ve addressed regional conflicts responsibly. They’ve gone all out for peace in Syria. They want things resolved diplomatically. They want all sides on board to ...Read full article...

America’s Fast Food Healthcare Coverage

October 1 began a new era of healthcare market rules. On the one hand, insurers no longer can refuse consumers for preconditions. On the other, lots of rude awakenings await. They include bare bones plans. New health insurance exchanges (HIX) are state, federal, or jointly-provided options. They’re marketplaces for consumers to compare and choose plans. They determine who’s eligible for federal subsidies. They offer a confusing array of plans. ...Read full article...

Obama admits raising taxes to fund Obamacare

“We did raise taxes on some things” In fact, the Obama administration didn’t only raise some taxes, but many taxes. See below the detail of the large list of taxes that the current administration raised, after promising that no tax increases would take place in order to fund Obamacare. Individual Mandate Excise Tax (Jan 2014), Employer Mandate Tax (Jan 2014), Surtax on Investment Income ($123 billion/Jan. 2013), Excise Tax on ...Read full article...

Merkel’s Germany

On September 23, Der Spiegel headlined “Word From Berlin: Triumph Confirms ‘Era of Merkelism.” She “won a stunning victory. Conservatives (achieved) the best result in two decades. Merkel is at the zenith of her power.” Financial Times contributor Wolfgang Munchau headlined “Merkel’s almost total political triumph,” saying: “Just a few votes shy of an absolute majority was the best conceivable result Angela Merkel could have had.” “It was an electoral triumph of ...Read full article...

Israel Launches Media Blitz Against Iran’s New President Hassan Rohani

Hassan Rohani is Iran’s new president. On June 14, Iranians elected him democratically. He won a clear first round majority. On August 3, he was inaugurated. Obama failed to congratulate him. He hasn’t recognized his legitimacy officially. He’s a longtime distinguished leader. He’s held numerous high level positions. He combines diplomacy, political acumen and scholarship. He’s called the “Diplomat Sheikh” for good reason. He urges peace and reconciliation. He ...Read full article...