Slavoj Žižek: Maybe We Just Need a Different Chicken … (2008)

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on Apr 23, 2011

Sociologist and philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, discusses politeness and civility in the function of contemporary ideology. Dr. Žižek spoke at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon, as part of the speaker tour for his latest book, VIOLENCE.

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The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
April 23, 2011


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Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost. –- Herbert Spencer

Once upon a time there was ‘the divine right of kings,’ a political and religious doctrine of political legitimacy asserting that kings are subject to no earthly authority, deriving their right to rule directly from the will of God. The king was thus not subject to the will of his people. According to this doctrine, since only God can judge an unjust king, the king can do no wrong. The doctrine implies that any attempt to depose the king or to restrict his powers runs contrary to the will of God and may constitute a sacrilegious act.

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Jesus of Nazareth (1977) (repost)

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Happy Easter to those who are celebrating.

Jesus on the wall of the senior Home

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Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 Anglo-Italian television miniseries dramatizing the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus based on the accounts in the four New Testament Gospels.

… The total runtime is nearly six hours, twenty minutes.

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And This Year’s Oscar Goes To… Barack Obama by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
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April 23, 2011

If Ronald Reagan was known as the actor who became a president, then perhaps Barack Obama should become known as the president who became an actor.

For every facial movement evinced, every gesture of the hand, every word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade.

This is the guy who ran for the presidency presenting himself before the US nation, hand on heart, as the candidate who would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; end the killing of civilians in those countries; and the brutalizing of young American men. Continue reading

Grant F. Smith: AIPAC: their influence and propaganda, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
April 23, 2011

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Grant F. Smith joins us to discuss Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, a 2009 Council on Foreign Relations book authored by Dan Senor and Saul Singer. He tells us about rarely discussed “massive non-market subsidies and distortions” designed and implemented to benefit Israel, such as an agreement with the Pentagon for Israel to provide goods and services to the US military, and gain access to the US military procurement system, and other congressionally approved agreements that create jobs in Israel rather than in the US. Continue reading

Finian Cunningham: Live from Bahrain, interviewed by Timothy V. Gatto

with Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham
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April 23, 2011

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April 23, 2011

Finian Cunningham is a journalist currently in Bahrain. We will get to the REAL truth about what’s going on there and I think this will be a great show. This is the first Liberalpro show that has an international bent.

The information coming out of Bahrain is very telling and suggests that the United States is supporting a murderous Monarchy with the help of its ally Saudi Arabia, even while it claims that they are involved in the civil war in Libya for “humanitarian” reasons. Continue reading