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Saluting Troops w/ Latte OR Dog: Tip of Disrespect Iceberg

Brian J. Foley in “Dissident Thoughts Upon Learning of the ‘Latte Salute’ Scandal” writes:

Obama-haters are hopping mad that Obama saluted troops while holding a cup of café latte in his saluting hand.

Obama supporters (saluters?) and others who just like pointing out hypocrisy have responded by showing that George W. Bush was equally guilty, because he once saluted troops … while holding a dog.

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Exterminating the Legacy of Anne Frank

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Ukraine: Propaganda Hides Imperialist Rape/Fascist Violence

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So, let us of the global 99% watch the war of the Olympic-god-like oligarchs and their pimped out Western AND Eastern political leaders devastate more and more of our collective welfare in the Ukraine, Europe, Russia, here. Let us note the colossal devastation done and still being done in the Middle East, Africa, etc. Read below the fold...

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Ukraine Regime Change-Faster Than A Speeding (Sniper) Bullet

What constitutes commitment of a citizen to a nation? Let’s say this particular United States nation.

Blind or myopic or passionate loyalty? Indifference to, numbness of or a profound lack of curiosity in whatever is going on with our tax dollars in the powerful hands of our elected representatives and their networks? Read below the fold...

Obama/Media Ukraine Propaganda War--Lying Akin to WMD Whopper

Glen Ford in “Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s Gate”: Read below the fold...

Christie’s Dangerous ‘Demagogic Pugnacity’

Fred Mazelis in “New Jersey governor faces deepening crisis over bridge scandal” writes: Read below the fold...

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Greenwald, Rosen, Scahill and the price of one's journalistic soul

A newly announced media has received a great deal of advanced praise from the left, but its owner's political leanings might shape its direction in a way progressives may not like.

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Sirota: ‘Liberal Washing’ -- the Enabling of Plutocratic Exploitation

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I read an exciting article by David Sirota recently entitled “How the 1 Percent Always Gets Its Way”.

Sirota’s answer for that is simple. BOTH legacy parties are “up for sale.”

I figure MSNBC and others of Team Dem are doing a more than adequate job inventorying and calling out the lack of empathy and the greed of the rabid leadership of the Republican party. Read below the fold...

What's "Up" with Carole King?

The transcript for this segment of MSNBC's "UP", I cannot access on my computer. The transcript does appear for the other segments including the next segment also featuring King in a discussion of TV political shows like "House of Cards", "The Newsroom" and "Veep".
King believes that Obama throwing chained CPI into the mix was a strategic move, you know, like 11th dimensiony chess because he is "a thoughtful person" and "he thinks things through". Read below the fold...

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A brief review of bad reporting

Is Glenn Greenwald a bad reporter just like Judith Miller? A look back at her failures might help to decide.

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Probability of Rebel Chemical Weapons Usage in Syria

Bill Van Auken in “Growing calls for attack on Syria follow chemical weapons” points out:

When Carla Del Ponte, a leading member of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, reported last May that there was “strong, concrete” evidence that sarin had been used by the Western-backed forces, Washington and its European allies simply ignored these findings. Such crimes are viewed as necessary in the prosecution of a vicious war for regime change that these powers have provoked and sustained.

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Real Global Terror Alert or NSA-Justifying Scare Tactic?

So as of last Sunday the US State Dept. closed down 19 foreign embassies and facilities in North Africa and the Middle East due to an ongoing “terror alert” begun last Friday based on what Thomas Gaist in "US officials cite deadly drone strike in Yemen to defend NSA spying operations" reports US officials call a "need to exercise caution.” Gaist declares this a “euphemistic way of saying the government does not have credible, specific evidence to offer to the public.” Read below the fold...

Invisible Violence to Kids = no-Self Adulthoods & Violence

You can run from the truth
You can hide from the truth
You can deny the truth
But you cannot destroy the truth

Robert J. Burrowes

According to Robert J. Burrowes in “Why Violence?” “no-Self” people run from, hide from, deny the truth. “Self” people recognize it and communicate it!

Edward Snowden! Self or no-Self?

SELF!

Bradley Manning! Self or no-Self?

SELF!

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Online news stories, corrections, and keeping up to date

Online news stories are both easy to access and easy to correct. Standards for accuracy should reflect both of these new realities.

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