Olbermann’s Special Comment: This Terrible Moment In American History & Those Who Have Brought Us To It!

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August 10, 2009

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Countdown: Attorney General Ready To Appoint A Special Prosecutor For Torture Investigation

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American Economy: The Shrinking Margin of Error by Josh Sidman

by Josh Sidman
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August 10, 2009

One of the most peculiar aspects of the economic crisis is also one of the least remarked upon. Never in recent memory have so many economic experts warned of the prospect of inflation while an equally large group warned of impending deflation. In all but the most unusual cases, inflation and deflation are mutually exclusive. Either one or the other might be a threat, but not both at the same time. The current bizarre situation is as if a group of doctors examined a patient and half of the doctors warned that the patient was freezing to death while the other half diagnosed the patient with heat stroke.

Inflation is the phenomenon of too much money chasing too few goods, thereby causing rising prices, whereas deflation is the opposite – i.e. a glut of goods and services with not enough demand, thereby causing prices to fall. So, how is it possible that both could threaten us simultaneously?

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Ray McGovern: The Downing Street memo

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August 09, 2009

Ray McGovern: “It’s there in black and white – The intelligence and facts are being fixed around the policy”

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House un-American Activities Committee Chaired by Pelosi and Hoyer by Cindy Sheehan

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August 10,  2009

The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC or HCUA, 1938–1975) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. In 1969, the House changed the committee’s name to “House Committee on Internal Security”. When the House abolished the committee in 1975,[2] its functions were transferred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Wikipedia entry.

Historically, HUAC spent a lot of precious time, energy and resources defining and investigating those that the committee found were “un-American.”

It, apart from Senator Joseph McCarthy, investigated Bolsheviks and communists and many other “subversive” organizations and people. There is nothing in the Constitution, as far as I know, that prevents one from being a Communist, but people’s lives were ruined because of this committee, and the committee even went as far as shaping the movie industry, and of course frightened many people into un-American silence.

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Obama’s New Mistress – Big Pharma + Mark Leno: Single Payer Saves Money

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So when is the Left going to show up at these Town Hall meetings saying we don’t want the “public option” to have to buy insurance from for-profit insurance companies?  ~ DS

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August 10, 2009

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Sen. Mark Leno (CA): Single Payer Saves Money

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Senator Sanders Unfiltered: America’s Class Crisis

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August 10, 2009

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9/11 Mind Swell by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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August 10, 2009

As we approach the eighth anniversary of 9/11 consider this paradox.  In the post 9-11 years the scientific evidence for disbelieving the official government story has mounted incredibly.  And the number of highly respected and credentialed professionals challenging the official story has similarly expanded.  Yet, to the considerable disappointment of the international 9/11 truth movement, the objective fact is that there are no widespread, loud demands for a new government-backed 9/11 investigation.  The 9/11 truth movement is the epitome of a marginalized movement, one that never goes away despite not achieving truly meaningful results, which in this case means replacing official lies with official truth.  What has gone wrong?

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Government Proposes Massive Shift In Online Privacy Policy

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Changes Would Pose Serious Threat To Americans’ Personal Information, Says ACLU

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WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments today to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing its recent proposal to reverse current federal policy and allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies, on federal government websites. Cookies can be used to track an Internet user’s every click and are often linked across multiple websites; they frequently identify particular people.

Since 2000, it has been the policy of the federal government not to use such technology. But the OMB is now seeking to change that policy and is considering the use of cookies for tracking web visitors across multiple sessions and storing their unique preferences and surfing habits. Though this is a major shift in policy, the announcement of this program consists of only a single page from the federal register that contains almost no detail.

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Sakue Shimohira speaks about her experiences as a victim of the Nagasaki atomic bomb + For the 64th Time: No More Nuclear War

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March 20, 2009

Sakue Shimohira, 74, is the chairman of the Association of Bereaved Families of Nagasaki.

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Faltering News Media Spell Trouble for U.S. by Dan Rather

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By Dan Rather
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

You don’t have to care about media companies or reporters to care about the state of the news, because if it’s in trouble — and it surely is — this country is in trouble. That’s why, while speaking recently at the Aspen Institute, I called upon President Obama to form a commission to address the perilous state of America’s news media.

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An intense period of corporate consolidation over the past 25 years, aided and abetted by deregulation by the Federal Communications Commission, has reduced to a mere handful the sources from which most Americans get their news. While independent reporting has been winnowed and homogenized, the news organizations responsible for this reporting have largely fallen under corporate mandates to increase profits quarterly — which has meant a reduction in news-gathering personnel, the shuttering of overseas bureaus and the nearly complete subordination of a public trust to the profit motive.

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via Dan Rather – Faltering News Media Spell Trouble for U.S. – washingtonpost.com

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Nader Was Right: Liberals are Going Nowhere With Obama by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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August 10, 2009

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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The American empire has not altered under Barack Obama. It kills as brutally and indiscriminately in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as it did under George W. Bush. It steals from the U.S. treasury to enrich the corporate elite as rapaciously. It will not give us universal health care, abolish the Bush secrecy laws, end torture or “extraordinary rendition,” restore habeas corpus or halt the warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of citizens. It will not push through significant environmental reform, regulate Wall Street or end our relationship with private contractors that provide mercenary armies to fight our imperial wars and produce useless and costly weapons systems. Continue reading

Biological Warfare and the National Security State – A Chronology by Tom Burghardt

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by Tom Burghardt
Global Research, August 9, 2009
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The history of bioweapons research in the United States is a history of illicit–and illegal–human experiments.

From the Cold War to the War on Terror, successive American administrations have turned a blind eye on dubious research rightly characterized as having “a little of the Buchenwald touch.”

While the phrase may have come from the files of the Atomic Energy Commission as Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Eileen Welsome revealed in her 1999 book, The Plutonium Files, an investigation into secret American medical experiments at the dawn of the nuclear age, it is as relevant today as the United States pours billions of dollars into work on some of the most dangerous pathogens known to exist in nature.

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The Mysterious Death of Marcelo Rivera

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July 31, 2009

The Pacific Rim mining company has been lobbying for years for drilling rights under the mountain of El Dorado, an ironically named landmark in El Salvador containing over $1.3 billion worth of gold and precious metals. These resources come at a price however – severe environmental and human rights concerns have fueled a healthy resistance against the company and their mining practices.

This short film takes a close look at the recent death of activist Marcelo Rivera, the current class-action lawsuit against El Salvador’s government, and the connections between the two.

To sign our petition and send a personal message to the office of Arlen Specter demanding an investigation into this crime, click the link below.

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