Obama: Crowding Out America by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
September 13, 2013

Short of an ongoing hot war, the imbroglio over the proposed bombing of Syria has occupied the precious time of President Obama, and therefore the mass media, unlike anything else on his plate. Moreover, it portends absorbing much more of his time and political capital in the coming weeks.

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Chemical Deal in Syria Could Become Just Another Lever for Western Regime Change by Finian Cunningham

NO  U.S.  BOMBING  OF  SYRIA   /  Hands Off Syria  /   NO  WAR    -    Protest march  from Times Square  to  Union Square,  Manhattan  NYC   -   09/07/2013

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
September 12, 2013

The scales seem to have tipped once again over the Syria crisis, this time weighing on the side of a possible diplomatic solution, instead of imminent US military strikes on the Arab country that many fear the White House is determined on pushing.

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Chris Hedges and Rania Masri on Obama’s Syria Address + Gareth Porter: White House Culled Points in Released Intelligence Report on Syria

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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TheRealNews on Sep 11, 2013

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Leader of Exceptional Nation: U.S. Military Doesn’t Do Pinpricks by Rick Rozoff + Obama’s Speech + Transcript

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
September 10, 2013

In his address to the American people, and by its very nature to the world as well as to the city, President Barack Obama delighted in playing the role of the emperor of the first global domain, omniscient and determined and even capricious in regard to the military at his command – the mightiest in the world, the most formidable in history, as he reminded his viewers – and when he will order it to strike Syria.

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U.S. War Machine Cranks Up Again by Finian Cunningham

No war on Syria

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 4, 2013

The true, barbaric nature of US government is once again apparent. It is a war machine. It has always been so, but for a long time the inherent belligerent, criminal state was disguised with the trappings of democracy, human rights and law.

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Background on the President’s Statement on Reforms to NSA Programs + NSA Twists Words To Fit Agenda + Jennifer Hoelzer on Secret Laws, Domestic Spying and Obama’s NSA Reforms

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2013

President Obama believes that there should be increased transparency and reforms in our intelligence programs in order to give the public confidence that these programs have strong oversight and clear protections against abuse. That is what he has pursued as President, and today he is announcing several initiatives that will move that effort forward.

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Obama Tantrum and US Global Terror Alert Belie Washington’s Inner Panic over Russia and Snowden by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from www.strategic-culture.org
August 9, 2013

It’s the diplomatic equivalent of the proverbial spoiled child picking up the ball and walking off in a huff – because the others “won’t play by my rules”.

After weeks of threatening to cancel the G20 one-to-one meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the White House has finally gone into full temper tantrum mode. The day after US President Barack Obama appeared on a TV chat show earlier this week complaining about Putin “slipping into Cold War mentality”, the White House announced that the planned bilateral meeting between the two leaders will not now be taking place.

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Barack Obama’s Executive Order — Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security + Fact Sheet

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TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
August 1, 2013

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Purpose. Chemicals, and the facilities where they are manufactured, stored, distributed, and used, are essential to today’s economy. Continue reading

Obama’s Master Class in Demagogy 101 by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 25, 2013

Day 7 Occupy Wall Street September 23 2011 Shankbone 2

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Yesterday President Obama chose Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (originally founded by anti-slavery activists in the 1830s) to float the economic program he has been working out with Wall Street investment bankers. His aim is to wrap this program in a democratic rhetoric. The speech’s actual content boils down to: “I’m doing fine and housing prices are recovering. The way to heal the economy faster is to make a Public-Private Partnership (with Wall Street) to finance new infrastructure investment. The government will guarantee a return – and if there’s any loss, we (you taxpayers) will bear it.” His political genius was not to sugar-coat the shady parts of his proposals.

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#TPP Joint Statement by President Barack Obama of the United States of America and President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 25, 2013

President Barack Obama welcomed President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the White House on July 25, 2013.  During their meeting, the two Presidents affirmed their commitment to opening a new phase of bilateral relations between Vietnam and the United States based on mutual respect and common interests.  Continue reading

Journalist Helen Thomas Dies At 92 + Helen Thomas on Her One Question for Obama (2010)

Helen Thomas died today

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Condolences and sympathies to Helen Thomas’ family and friends.

Pioneering correspondent Helen Thomas dies at 92

lord lord fec fec on Aug 13, 2013

Correspondent Helen Thomas spent 49 years covering the ins and out of the White House. Now the veteran journalist has died, aged 92. Thomas was a pioneer for women in the industry, putting tough questions to ten US presidents. Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from Washington, DC.

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Barack Obama’s Notice: Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Transnational Criminal Organizations + Executive Order 13581–Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations

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TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2013

On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, I declared a national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the activities of significant transnational criminal organizations.

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Whistleblower Russ Tice: NSA Blackmailing Obama? + Does Dianne Feinstein Know She Was Wiretapped? by Peter B. Collins

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Updated: July 17, 2013

breakingtheset on Jul 9, 2013

Abby Martin talks to Russell Tice, former intelligence analyst and original NSA whistleblower, about how the recent NSA scandal only scratches the surface of a massive surveillance apparatus, citing specific targets that he saw spying orders for including former senators Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Obama’s Push to Create a Fascist Nation by Thomas Baldwin

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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by Thomas Baldwin
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
proactvoice.wordpress.com
July 5, 2013

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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How Much Change On Climate Change? by Chris Williams

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, examines the rhetoric and reality of Barack Obama’s speech on global warming.
SocialistWorker.org
June 26, 2013

London 2023

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THE VAST majority of people own no significant amount of stocks or other financial assets. Every single person breathes air. Every single person depends on the growing of food and the nutrition it provides to stay alive. We can’t live underwater. From these axioms, we should be able to divine a sense of what rational societal priorities reflect and emphasize.

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