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URGENT! Call Congress Today to Vote Against the Afghan War, Blank Check for GWOT, Indefinite GITMO! (1-888-231-9276)

Congress is voting today on the war in Afghanistan.

Call Congress today and urge your Representative to vote to cut off funding for the Afghanistan War. Support the Lee amendment as the strongest against the war.

You can call toll-free, 1-888-231-9276, thanks to the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Demand an amendment be adopted striking Section 1034, "Affirmation of Armed
Conflict with Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces," completely from the bill.

Demand a serious debate about the Afghanistan War and tell your representative
to vote to immediately end funding for the war and occupation. Read more about URGENT! Call Congress Today to Vote Against the Afghan War, Blank Check for GWOT, Indefinite GITMO! (1-888-231-9276)

Would JSOC (Jay-sock) By Any Other Name -- Murder Inc., Death Terrorism Squad or US’ SS -- Smell as Mystiquely Sweet?

(547 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)

What is JSOC? Joint Special Operations Command.

I got that it was some kind of secret U.S. SWAT-team-like paramilitary program, ever growing and being unleashed onto scores of nations. I can't begin to imagine the breathtaking “black budget” it must suck up both crippling the welfare of the US citizenry and enabling it to wreak horror among non-US populations.

JSOC. Frontline addressed JSOC somewhat tonight about capture/kill operations in Afghanistan but not critically enough by a long shot. (Is it me or is Frontline getting more and more “careful” in its explorations?) I decided to do some fast googling. Read more about Would JSOC (Jay-sock) By Any Other Name -- Murder Inc., Death Terrorism Squad or US’ SS -- Smell as Mystiquely Sweet?

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A Feeling of Despair

[Welcome Confluence readers! -- Lambert]

Sorry folks, there is no activism today. I'm still processing my feelings about the shocking developments of last Sunday evening.

What I've ultimately settled upon, after my initial excitement has faded, is a feeling of despair. Read more about A Feeling of Despair

Can I have my money back, please sir?

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From the lyrics:

Listen to the lies from the politician man
Saying that we live in a democratic land
One land for the rich, another for the poor
And if you try to change it, they'll nail you to the floor

Multiple Choice 20 QUESTIONS About the War in Afghanistan

(554 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)

1. What country does the vast majority of terrorists in Afghanistan come from?

a) Afghanistan

b) Other

c) USA Read more about Multiple Choice 20 QUESTIONS About the War in Afghanistan

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Austerity=Murder

AUSTERITY (aw-stare-it-tee): the theory that government exists to serve the wealthy.***

***corollary: women are to blame for the deficit which austerity causes. Read more about Austerity=Murder

The American People Have No Allies In Washington, DC

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(579 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)

There is little empathy, integrity and legality in Washington, DC
.
Members of both parties are pimped out by their corporate backers. The sell-out began long ago but it is truly merciless today, no longer covert, and the momentum of this ravaging of ordinary Americans absolutely breathtaking.

Now this week, we, the victims, are watching the craven, media-titillated political gamesmanship about a shut down when the shark was jumped long ago by all of them, heartless Republicans and heartless and hypocritical Democrats. Read more about The American People Have No Allies In Washington, DC

Does anyone else have a problem with this?

Well, let's just put the constitution in the corner and show it that we mean business:
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton told the House of Representatives that "the White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission."
h/t Glenn Greenwald:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_... Read more about Does anyone else have a problem with this?

Chris Hedges -- What Our "Tolerating the Intolerant" Has Wrought. What Now Is Required.

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Chris Hedges:

Our consumer society and celebrity culture foster a frightening historical amnesia. We chatter mindlessly about something called the “American Dream.” And now that the oligarchic elite have regained control of all levers of power, and that dream is being exposed as a cruel hoax, we are being shoved back into the cage. There will be hell to pay to get back to where we were.

Green’s Hawkins: NY Gov. Cuomo Solves $9 Billion Deficit: 1) Slash Jobs, 2) Starve Children, 3) $5 Billion Tax Breaks for Rich

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Hunger Action Alert - Save the Welfare Grant, Stop Full Family Sanctions

Gov. Cuomo's proposed state budget cuts funding for a variety of anti-poverty and human service programs to help solve the state's $9 billion deficit, while proposing to spend $5 billion annually to pay for more tax cuts for the wealthiest New Yorkers. Lawmakers are telling us that they haven't heard much protest about the cuts to human services. Read more about Green’s Hawkins: NY Gov. Cuomo Solves $9 Billion Deficit: 1) Slash Jobs, 2) Starve Children, 3) $5 Billion Tax Breaks for Rich

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More Fairy Tales of the SOTU

Yesterday, I scored the SOTU on the 7 Fairy Tales I discussed previously, and concluded that the President was subscribing to at most two of them, and that he accepted the deficit reduction framing of the Republicans as a basis for negotiation, and was trying to point the US in the same direction as export-led economies emphasizing fiscal austerity, thus joining the world's race to bottom. Today, I want to analyze the details of the portion of the SOTU dealing with deficit reduction. The President said: Read more about More Fairy Tales of the SOTU

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