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Mar 03 14:12

Is Lebanon Next On The Chopping Block? Recent Saudi, GCC, Turk Moves Suggest That It Is

By Brandon Turbeville

The imperialist agenda of NATO has been suffering significant setbacks in Syria over recent months as the SAA – with the help of the Russians, the Iranians, and Hezbollah – has been steadily defeating terrorist forces and liberating areas previously held by them. A steady stream of victories in the two weeks leading up to the bad faith ceasefire agreement, encouraged by Western powers and agreed to by Russia, has also served to drive yet another nail into the coffin of the morale of the NATO terrorist proxies.

Clearly, the United States, NATO, the GCC, Israel, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are all beginning to realize that it is much harder to defeat a united front, particularly when the unity is between regional and international power players like Iran and Russia. Thus, the most reasonable strategy (aside from abandoning immoral and unwise imperialist adventures) is to break up that united front both on the diplomatic and on the military plane.

Mar 03 13:55

The snooper’s charter remains an insult to Britain and democracy

The government proposed a fundamental shift in the relationship between citizens, the internet and the state in its 300-page draft investigatory powers bill. Under the law, now christened the snooper’s charter, almost every digital communication and movement would be logged by telecommunications companies, intercepted by intelligence agencies and subject to scrutiny. But when the government introduced the bill into parliament on Tuesday, it demonstrated not only its disregard for privacy but its contempt for that other key pillar of British society: democracy.

Mar 03 13:22

Nationwide Blackout: All the Power in Syria Just Went Out

In addition to the power being out, many mobile Internet connections were also reportedly not working across the nation, with Syria's mobile provider claiming this was "partially due to 'part of the network unexpectedly malfunctioning'."

And that's how easy it is to cut off an entire country's electricity and Internet.

Gee... what are the odds of this timing? Hollande, Merkel, and David Cameron are all set to meeting with Putin tomorrow ahead of Geneva peace talks March 9th.

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Mar 03 13:15

Keiser Report: Democracy Suicide

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss democracies committing suicide (as John Adams had warned).

Mar 03 13:14

McCullough: Do Not Buy This Market

Mar 03 13:04

Call It What It Is: America Is a Police State

snip: The relatively recent concept of “pain compliance,” “rough interrogation,” and “rough rides” coupled with the long held tradition but fast increasing commonality of direct beatings, shootings, murders, and “on-site executions” by police in America have had the final say. Since 2003, police have killed more American citizens than were killed by “insurgents” in Iraq, a country whom the US invaded illegally and subsequently imposed a reign of terror upon.

The United States is now a country where millions of people are locked away in inhuman conditions of confinement, the overwhelming majority of them for crimes in which there was no victim.

Mar 03 12:58

Mitt Romney illegal-Alien Gardeners

flashback December 1, 2006 Illegal immigrants toiled for governor
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As Governor Mitt Romney explores a presidential bid, he has grown outspoken in his criticism of illegal immigration. But, for a decade, the governor has used a landscaping company that relies heavily on workers like these, illegal Guatemalan immigrants, to maintain the grounds surrounding his pink Colonial house on Marsh Street in Belmont.

Mar 03 12:30

Irish Shillelagh Austerity

If there is one thing clear after Ireland’s recent election, it is that people no longer buy the myth that austerity is the path to economic salvation. It is the same message that Greeks, Portuguese and Spaniards delivered to their elites over the past year: the prophets of tough love, regressive taxes, and massive social services cutbacks should update their resumes and consider a different profession than politics.

Mar 03 12:07

Technology firms' hopes dashed by 'cosmetic tweaks' to snooper's charter

Here comes the new snooper’s charter, same as the old snooper’s charter.

Many in the technology sector had been hoping that the final version of the investigatory powers bill, released on Tuesday, would backtrack on some of the more controversial aspects of October’s draft bill. But the final version, which will now be presented to parliament, contains only the mildest of tweaks, and even doubles-down on some areas.

Mar 03 12:04

Neocon Armchair Warhawks Panic Over Trump Foreign Policy

The neocons are renowned for their courage on the battlefield. There is no keyboard they are afraid to finger. No pen they won’t commandeer. When the battle cry is sounded, they unhesitatingly push the “on” button at their computers and saddle up for battle. Off with the loafers and under the desk! “Caution to the wind!

Mar 03 11:47

I thought I could be a politician and a human being. I was wrong

ess Phillips got into politics with a plan to show the public MPs were not ‘all the same’. But, she says, she now realises that showing your personality as a politician is a mistake. Fear of a public backlash is what turns MPs into the ‘line driven robots’ we find so frustrating, she argues, so we should no longer complain about them

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