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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 6,571 views]
Let’s Get the Benefit Thieves!!

When people start throwing around figures in the billions I’d be the first to admit I switch off.
If you said to me ‘so and so’ costs £12 billion, while ‘this and that’ costs $340 million – by mixing up the denominations and the units you can completely throw people off the scent. I’m certainly not thinking, that’s a comparison between £12,000,000,000 and approx £214,000,000.
Or for even easier digestion: £12 billion compared to approx £0.2 billion.
I’m going to borrow an analogy from the superb More Or …

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[1 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 4,932 views]
A privateers’ NHS charter

London Morning Star, Monday 31 January 2011.
David Cameron’s case for his government’s plans to destroy the National Health Service is based on bluster and lies.
Justifying something on the basis that leaving things as they are is not an option is not an argument.
If there are weaknesses in the NHS – and there certainly are – identify those weaknesses and engage in discussion over how to overcome them.
The Tories and their loyal satraps the Liberal Democrats have not done that.
They simply gave a blank sheet of paper …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,879 views]
Corporate Profits Soaring Thanks to Record Unemployment: The Greatest Recovery Part II

By markaprovost.
In a January 2009 ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos, then President-elect Barack Obama said fixing the economy required shared sacrifice, “Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.” (1)
For the past two years, American workers submitted to the President’s appeal—taking steep pay cuts despite hectic productivity growth. By contrast, corporate executives have extracted record profits by sabotaging the recovery on every front—eliminating employees, repressing wages, withholding investment, and shirking federal taxes.
The global recession increased unemployment in every country, but the …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,105 views]
Why we shouldn’t fear the Muslim Brotherhood

By Justin Elliot.
“In many ways this is a very conservative movement,” says a leading analyst of Egyptian politics
If you were watching Fox on Monday, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Egypt was on the verge of being taken over by a pack of terrorists. Anchor Steve Doocy characterized the Muslim Brotherhood this morning as “the godfather of Al Qaeda.”
And several potential Republican presidential hopefuls have cited worries about the Muslim Brotherhood as a reason for the United States to continue to support the authoritarian regime of …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,340 views]
Why Robert Parry is right about 9/11 Truth

By Kevin Ryan.
Nothing moves through the path of most resistance, and certainly not the human mind.  A recent article written by journalist Robert Parry has provided another good example of this long-standing fact.   In that article, Parry exhibits an astonishing lack of knowledge about the truth movement and the questions posed by honest 9/11 skeptics as he attempts to publicly denigrate those questions and people.  The well-respected journalist Parry provides excellent examples, throughout his article, of how normally reasoned and well-researched professionals can suddenly turn into people who cannot deal with facts …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 26,161 views]
Former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs: Egyptians, Greeks, Tunisians and British Are All Protesting Against Pillaging of Their Economies

Washington’s Blog, Sunday 30 January 2011.
Nomi Prins – former managing director of Goldman Sachs and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London – notes that the Egyptian people are rebelling against being pillaged by giant, international banks and their own government as much as anything else.
She also points out that the Greek, British, Tunisian and other protesters are all in the same boat:

The ongoing demonstrations in Egypt are as much, if not more, about the mass deterioration of economic conditions and the harsh result of years …

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[27 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,722 views]
Anything goes for neoliberals

Editorial, London Morning Star.
Bank of England governor Mervyn King left no room for doubt in his address to businessmen at Newcastle Civic Centre on Tuesday night.
He expects working people to pay the price of the economic crisis through job losses and lack of purchasing power because their loss is business’s gain.
It is incredible that King can posture as an authority on the economy when the banking crisis erupted on his watch and he neither foretold it nor was prepared for it.
Like Establishment politicians in all three main …

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[27 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 2,599 views]
9/11: ‘Awkward gaps and contradictions in official explanations’ – You betcha!

By Lori Price.
We read: US fury over UN expert’s 9/11 ‘cover-up’ claims 25 Jan 2011 The United States on Tuesday demanded the sacking of a UN human rights expert for “noxious” [?] comments claiming there had been a US cover-up over the September 11 attacks… The US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, called Falk’s views “despicable and deeply offensive” and said she had registered a protest and called for his dismissal. Falk wrote in his personal blog on January 11 that there are “awkward gaps and contradictions in …

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[26 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 2,268 views]
Where Liberals Go to Feel Good

By Chris Hedges.
Barack Obama is another stock character in the cyclical political theater embraced by the liberal class. Act I is the burst of enthusiasm for a Democratic candidate who, through clever branding and public relations, appears finally to stand up for the interests of citizens rather than corporations. Act II is the flurry of euphoria and excitement. Act III begins with befuddled confusion and gnawing disappointment, humiliating appeals to the elected official to correct “mistakes,” and pleading with the officeholder to return to his or her true self. Act …

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[25 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,860 views]
The Economist Denies “Globocrat” Elite is Running Things, While Admitting it in the Same Breath

By Steve Watson.
We have referred many times to the push for a centralized world government control system as the “open conspiracy”. Groups such as Bilderberg, The Trilateral Commission and The Council on Foreign Relations are kingpins of this agenda, shaping the policies of the politicians and power brokers that they have effectively bought.
A rather bizarre article in The Economist today addresses this power structure and far from dismissing it as a conspiracy theory, simply reaffirms the fact that “the cosmopolitan elite” do indeed “flock together” at such gatherings and elusive …