Jesse Ventura: The Democrats and Republicans Have Created This Corrupt System Based On Bribery

Jesse Ventura Fights Against MN Amendment

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RT America on Oct 2, 2013

Politics has hijacked the United States and still lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have yet to come closer to an agreement that would put nearly 1 million government employees back to work. According to a recent poll, 72 percent of Americans are opposed of the Republican strategy to shut down the government in spite of “Obamacare.” And as the dysfunction continues, former Independent Governor Jesse Ventura sounds off on the Capitol Hill shenanigans with RT’s Sam Sacks.

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Boston Marathon, This Thing Called Terrorism, and The United States by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 4, 2013

Protesting the Democratic National Convention

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Boston Marathon, this thing called terrorism, and the United States

What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?

I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada.

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“Ask Not What Your Country Blah Blah Blah,” and Other Ridiculous Memes By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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January 27, 2011

“Truly men hate the truth; they’d liefer
Meet a tiger on the road.” — Robinson Jeffers

What it’s not

First, let’s clarify: a “meme” (rhymes with “scream”) is not what Sarah Palin says when she goes on a family outing with her daughter; as in, “Meme Bristol’s gonna shoot up some mooses.”

Even in herspeak, that don’t get it.

What it is

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Converts To Truth… And Love by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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January 23, 2011

This year, 2011, we all can sense that a storm is brewing, environmentally, economically and politically. We have an empire called Pax Americana (an oxymoron is there ever was one) that is candidly quite near its end. Oh, the few thousand people who control America’s business, military and politics are still holding out for greater expansion of this dying killer weed in the garden Earth. After over a century of strangling most of the world, Pax Americana is quickly running out of steam, with bankrupt cities whose citizenry is lost in the hypnotic trance of consumerism, false patriotism and discriminations of all sorts. Propaganda and jingoism are doing their best to keep the Pandora’s Box of truth from popping open. Yet, we have seen many converts to this truth that felt a sincere love of humanity which needed expression. Here are a few examples:

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Are You Proud of Your Country? I’m Not by Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
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January 19, 2011

This article has been torturing me for the last five years. I know I should have written it a long time ago, but either the World situation wasn’t right, or I was daunted by the thought of writing this narrative that I knew would be a task that I didn’t really want to start. I take the blame for not writing this sooner, but we are all human and beset by inadequacy.

I have been writing for at least seven years now about our nation. I have alluded to some of the things I’m going to mention in this article. I haven’t been completely remiss, but the situation our nation is faced with deserves more that writing about it’s evils. We must start with how this nation got the way it has become.

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The Road From Dallas, 47 Years Later By Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
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December 8, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010, marked the 47th anniversary of a traumatizing historical event which forced many of us who are now aging Baby Boomers to unwillingly accelerate our maturity. To commemorate this event, I read JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James W. Douglass, which is a thorough exploration and investigation of President Kennedy’s assassination, and one which should put most questions about that crime to rest. It reads quickly, like a good crime novel, but is eye-opening because Douglass supports everything he says with copious sources, references, footnotes, and transcripts of interviews he had with many of those he names.

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John F. Kennedy just won’t die By Roland Michel Tremblay

By Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
4 September, 2010

Mugshot taken of Lee Harvey Oswald, taken foll...

Mugshot taken of Lee Harvey Oswald, taken following his arrest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I couldn’t care less for JFK, apart from the fact that he is now but an international airport. I only care to see how many died talking about his death, over 40 now at the last count, and I wonder, deep down, if I will be shot for writing this article. The powers that be certainly do not kid around when it comes to JFK, they kill you outright even today. Let’s test it then, I don’t care dying an accidental death.

It so happens, and I cannot describe this as anything else but a coincidence, or destiny, I don’t know, my best friend was the lover of Lee Harvey Oswald, the so-called killer of JFK. It didn’t matter to me, I didn’t know, what did that have to do with JFK? The man died way before I was even born, nearly 50 years ago, and this is all American stuff, I’m not American, I’m Canadian. Let the Americans sort themselves out, I thought. Not so easy when your best friend was right in the middle of it, and is about to publish the greatest bestseller ever on JFK’s death. Dear me, I thought, I will have to read the book and write an article about it. After all, this kind of journalism is rare these days when freedom of speech is all but nonexistent.

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The JFK Assassination: New York Times Acknowledges CIA Deceptions by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

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by Prof. Peter Dale Scott, October 21, 2009

The New York Times, on October 17, published a page-one story by Scott Shane about the CIA’s defiance of a court order to release documents pertaining to the John F. Kennedy assassination, in its so-called Joannides file. George Joannides was the CIA case officer for a Cuban exile group that made headlines in 1963 by its public engagements with Lee Harvey Oswald, just a few weeks before Oswald allegedly killed Kennedy. For over six years a former Washington Post reporter, Jefferson Morley, has been suing the CIA for the release of these documents. [1]

Sometimes the way that a news item is reported can be more newsworthy than the item itself. A notorious example was the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers (documents far too detailed for most people to read) on the front page of the New York Times.

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Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92 + Kucinich’s Statement

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Sympathies and condolences to his family and friends the world over.  RIP Walter Cronkite.

By Mark Washburn
Charlotte Observer
July 17, 2009

He led us to Saigon, to Jonestown, to Selma, to Attica.

He escorted us to all corners of the Earth, then he showed us to the moon.

As anchorman of the “CBS Evening News,” Walter Cronkite — who died Friday at age 92 after a period of failing health, family members said — not only narrated a tumultuous era in American life, but presided over the instant that television achieved its thunderbolt potential to be the most powerful communication tool in history.

That defining moment unfolded Nov. 22, 1963, after Cronkite was drawn to the urgent, five-bell summons of the United Press International ticker in the CBS newsroom: Shots had been fired at the motorcade of President John F. Kennedy.

via Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92 | McClatchy


Walter Cronkite announces death of JFK

March 27, 2009

Walter Cronkite announcing the death of JFK on November 22, 1963.

R.I.P. Walter Cronkite
(November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)
CBS News Anchor (April 16, 1962 – March 6, 1981)
A true professional in his field…he will be missed.

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1968 King Assassination Report (CBS News)

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Russ Baker: Family of Secrets – The Bush Dynasty

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Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
May 6, 2009

Guns and Butter – Family of Secrets

“Family of Secrets”, The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It In The White House, and What Their Influence Means For America, with author Russ Baker.


Or listen: KPFA

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Vincent Bugliosi on his writings, war on drugs, President JFK

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Vincent Bugliosi was interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his current book about President George W. Bush, how he chooses his topics, and his research….

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More On JFK – Messing With The $$$ Supply

by Bruce Gagnon
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Bruce’s blog post

Aug. 6, 2008

After I recently sent out my review of the new JFK book by Jim Douglass I have received quite a few emails telling me about Presidential Executive Order 11110. Frankly I had never heard of it before so I have done some research into it.

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