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Norman Finkelstein: Israel and Palestine: Past, Present, Future (Chris Hedges: Intro)

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 31, 2010

AntiHasbara | October 29, 2010

Dr. Norman Finkelstein – Israel and Palestine: Past, Present, Future
Toronto, Ontario, Thursday, October 28.

Introduction by Chris Hedges.

Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaks on the present situation in Gaza, the attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla, the current stage of the peace process, and the prospect of another regional war.

Presented by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME).

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US: myth of the two party system by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
crossposted from Al Jazeera
October 31, 2010

“The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts.”
—Eugene J. McCarthy, 1978

If John McCain were president, we can never be exactly sure what would be happening, but I think we can make some educated speculations.

First of all, the “banksters” would be receiving their carte blanche bailouts and Ben Bernanke would have been re-appointed as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 10th Installment: Chapter Nine 2007: The Supremacy Amendment (33rd)

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Eight can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash,com
Oct. 31, 2010

This is the tenth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period which began in January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press. Herein you will find Chapter 9. You can find a complete archive of the chapters published to date on TPJmagazine.us (lower right hand corner of the home page, http://tpjmagazine.us/15percent) as well as the Disclaimer, the cast of characters, the author’s bio., cover copy, and several (favorable) reviews.

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The Insane Prelude to the Corporate Takeover of the Planet By Siv O’Neall

By Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
October 31, 2010

“The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission – founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller – and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens.” – Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, PhD[1]

Preparing for World Dominance

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Pentagon Forges NATO Proxy Armies In Eastern Europe by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
October 31, 2010

On November 19 and 20 the leaders of 28 North American and European nations, all the major Western military powers and their vassals, will gather in the capital of Portugal for this year’s summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Until recently held every other year, NATO summits are now annual events, with the last held in France and Germany in 2009 and the preceding one in Romania in 2008.

Prior to last year’s summit in Strasbourg and Kehl, the first held in two nations, four in a row had occurred in Eastern Europe: The Czech Republic in 2002, Turkey in 2004, Latvia in 2006 and Romania in 2008. None of those host countries, of course, are anywhere near the North Atlantic Ocean. Neither are any of the 12 nations incorporated into the Western military bloc in the past 11 years.

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The Punk Patriot: VOTE! …or “Solidarity 2.0″

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ThePunkPatriot | October 30, 2010

Poland was able to throw off Communist rule by organizing local groups together.

We can throw off corporate rule, if we just do the same thing.
Solidarity 2.0!

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Excerpt from Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
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WikiGushers by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
October 31, 2010

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying…

Zombie, by the Cranberries

Calling the release of about a half a million documents regarding despicable crimes in the USA’s illegal and immoral occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan by WikiLeaks.org “leaks” is like calling the oil that gushed (and may still be gushing) from BP’s Deepwater Horizon, well, a “leak.”

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What We Face in the United States By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
liberalpro.blogspot.com
Oct. 30, 2010

I want to clarify just what I know to be true in the United States today and a little about my background. I recently posted an article on a large website that is read by many Democrats. In fact someone told me that I can’t back up what I say with facts, and that my articles are “drivel”. Let me tell you a little about myself.

First of all, even though I was against the Vietnam War I managed to stay in the Army for almost 21 years. I was heavily involved in the peace movement and let me tell you, the Army was aware of almost everything I did. Still, I retired but not at the rank I would have wanted to. I was a Democrat that was in love with the Kennedy brothers and Eugene McCarthy. I was a “liberal” Democrat, a term that has fallen out of favor in the last decade.

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Road to Corporate Serfdom by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Oct. 29, 2010

It was Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville, who in 1992 created the election slogan: “It’s the Economy, Stupid.” For the 2010 Congressional campaigns, the slogan should have been: “It’s Corporate Crime and Control, Stupid.”

But notwithstanding the latest corporate crime wave, the devastating fallout on workers, investors and taxpayers from the greed and corruption of Wall Street, and the abandonment of American workers by U.S. corporations in favor of repressive regimes abroad, the Democrats have failed to focus voter anger on the corporate supremacists.

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Need computer help by Lo (Updated-Solved)

Update

Thanks so much to John Pack for walking me through on how to fix this.  It worked.  So, it’s back to work posting again.  Guess I’ll have to wait on starting that book I wanted to read, oh, well.

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OK, AVG virus program found 3 trojan horses earlier today and I put them in the “vault”.  It was after clicking on a link in an email to a known website, so I don’t know if it was that particular website that I “got” the trojan horses from.

But now I can’t load any website pages other than secure ones.  I use https for my blog editor here which is secure.

The error message I receive from Firefox is:

The proxy server is refusing connections

Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

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Graphic: Cost of the Afghanistan War

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www.onlineschooling.net/afghanistan-war-cost

A new graphic compares the cost to previous wars – and to domestic needs that could have been funded instead.

afghanistanwar01

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Obama’s 2012 Platform: “They Made Me Do It!” by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
29 October, 2010

The Obama Campaign team has finalized its core message and marketing platform for the 2012 presidential elections. After several months of intense debate and ‘market research,’ the Obama Presidency ‘marketing executives’ have put together yet another simple and short ‘market catch phrase’ which may be proved brilliant, depending upon the degree of IQ decline and level of backbone reduction among its Democratic Base. And, no; the catch phrase is not ‘change.’ The new marketing makeover will be centered on the ‘They made me do it!’ message.

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China’s Creative Accounting: How It Buried Its Debt and Forged Ahead with Stimulus by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
October 29, 2010

China may be as heavily in debt as we are. It just has a different way of keeping its books — which makes a high-profile political ad sponsored by Citizens Against Government Waste, a fiscally conservative think tank, particularly ironic. Set in a lecture hall in China in 2030, the controversial ad shows a Chinese professor lecturing on the fall of empires: Greece, Rome, Great Britain, the United States . . . . [See video below.]

“They all make the same mistakes,” he says. “Turning their backs on the principles that made them great. America tried to spend and tax itself out of a great recession. Enormous so-called stimulus spending, massive changes to health care, government takeover of private industries, and crushing debt.”

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Time for a New Theory of Money by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
October 29, 2010

The reason our financial system has routinely gotten into trouble, with periodic waves of depression like the one we’re battling now, may be due to a flawed perception not just of the roles of banking and credit but of the nature of money itself. In our economic adolescence, we have regarded money as a “thing”—something independent of the relationship it facilitates. But today there is no gold or silver backing our money. Instead, it’s created by banks when they make loans (that includes Federal Reserve Notes or dollar bills, which are created by the Federal Reserve, a privately-owned banking corporation, and lent into the economy). Virtually all money today originates as credit, or debt, which is simply a legal agreement to pay in the future.

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