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  • His real name is ...   Diogenes   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Marco BushCockSuckio.

  • you are far too stupid to be President!   Old_Logan   3 weeks 2 days ago

    (*Didn't Stop His Frickin' Brother !)

  • "ISIL threatens to ‘burn America’ like 9/11"   Old_Logan   3 weeks 2 days ago

    (*translation: The US Gov. is getting ready to 'false flag' us again , for the sake of 'shelving' the Iran peace deal , for the sake of 'big baby bennie' Netanyahu . )

  • Flashback 2012 - "What Must Be Said"   blackbird9   3 weeks 2 days ago

    "What Must Be Said"
    - by Günter Grass

    Why do I stay silent, conceal for too long
    What clearly is and has been
    Practiced in war games, at the end of which we as survivors
    Are at best footnotes.

    It is the alleged right to first strike
    That could annihilate the Iranian people--
    Enslaved by a loud-mouth
    And guided to organized jubilation--
    Because in their territory,
    It is suspected, a bomb is being built.

    Yet why do I forbid myself
    To name that other country
    In which, for years, even if secretly,
    There has been a growing nuclear potential at hand
    But beyond control, because no inspection is available?

    The universal concealment of these facts,
    To which my silence subordinated itself,
    I sense as incriminating lies
    And force--the punishment is promised
    As soon as it is ignored;
    The verdict of "anti-Semitism" is familiar.

    Now, though, because in my country
    Which from time to time has sought and confronted
    Its very own crime
    That is without compare
    In turn on a purely commercial basis, if also
    With nimble lips calling it a reparation, declares
    A further U-boat should be delivered to Israel,
    Whose specialty consists of guiding all-destroying warheads to where the existence
    Of a single atomic bomb is unproven,
    But as a fear wishes to be conclusive,
    I say what must be said.

    Why though have I stayed silent until now?
    Because I thought my origin,
    Afflicted by a stain never to be expunged
    Kept the state of Israel, to which I am bound
    And wish to stay bound,
    From accepting this fact as pronounced truth.

    Why do I say only now,
    Aged and with my last ink,
    That the nuclear power of Israel endangers
    The already fragile world peace?
    Because it must be said
    What even tomorrow may be too late to say;
    Also because we--as Germans burdened enough--
    Could be the suppliers to a crime
    That is foreseeable, wherefore our complicity
    Could not be redeemed through any of the usual excuses.

    And granted: I am silent no longer
    Because I am tired of the hypocrisy
    Of the West; in addition to which it is to be hoped
    That this will free many from silence,
    That they may prompt the perpetrator of the recognized danger
    To renounce violence and
    Likewise insist
    That an unhindered and permanent control
    Of the Israeli nuclear potential
    And the Iranian nuclear sites
    Be authorized through an international agency
    By the governments of both countries.

    Only this way are all, the Israelis and Palestinians,
    Even more, all people, that in this
    Region occupied by mania
    Live cheek by jowl among enemies,
    And also us, to be helped.

  • Danny Schechter Was Our News Dissector   Old_Logan   3 weeks 2 days ago

    It is impossible to fully explain media criticism—and media understanding—as it exists today without recognizing the remarkable contribution of Danny Schechter.

    Two years before Ben Bagdikian took apart the fantasy that American media was liberal, with The Elite Conspiracy and Other Crimes by the Press (Harper & Row), more than a decade before Bagdikian exposed the corporate infrastructure of news-gathering with The Media Monopoly (Beacon Press), more than fifteen years before Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) began its ongoing exploration of the abuses and excesses of that corporate media, and almost twenty years before Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky put it all together with Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media (Pantheon), there was this news director on the coolest radio station in Boston, WBCN-FM, who started his daily show with the announcement, “This is Danny Schechter, your news dissector.”

    Dissecting the news was Schechter’s thing. He reported to listeners what was happening, then he explained why it was happening, and then he revealed why other media outlets did not tell the whole story. It was bold and daring, and the word of what Danny Schechter was doing on one progressive-rock station in Boston spread far and wide. “As ‘News Dissector’ on Boston radio,” recalled Chomsky, “Danny Schechter literally educated a generation.”

    What distinguished Schechter, who was died too young at age 72, was his merging of a stark and serious old-school I.F. Stone-style understanding of media power and manipulation with a wild and joyous Yippie-infused determination to rip it up and start again.

    Schechter was of his times. He marched for civil rights and against wars. He made common cause with hippies and Yippies. He danced and sang and inhaled. He was, he recalled, ”a participatory journalist, a down-with-the-movement reporter, a manic media maven.”

    But Schechter also came to recognize “how naive we were, how arrogant, how out-maneuvered” the movements of the 1960s and early 1970s were. And he made it his purpose over the ensuing decades to tell the whole story of the real stories of protest and power, and of how media and political and economic elites manipulate democracy.

    Schechter did not always do so as an outsider. After his gig at WBCN, he went national, as a producer for the ABC newsmagazine 20/20, where he won two Emmy Awards. He helped to get CNN started, served as an executive producer for Globalvision and as executive editor for He developed and served as executive producer for the remarkable South Africa Now news magazine, which played a critical role in revealing the true story of apartheid and of the global anti-apartheid movement. He used television and film and books and the Internet—where he was a pioneering blogger on media issues—to reveal and challenge the failure of major media to expose human rights abuses abroad and corporate abuses at home.

    Schechter always recognized that he had antecedents as a critic of corporate and stenographic media—George Seldes and I.F. Stone, among them—and he was always there to counsel, to cheer on, to poke and prod those who carried the critique forward.

    He could do so because he had stood at the pivot point where the mediasphere was getting more consolidated and less courageous, and he had recognized this as an affront to cherished premises of a free press and democracy itself. He finished his career as he began, fierce and fun, unrelenting in his critique yet optimistic about what might be made of media.

    One of Schechter’s great fights was to maintain local public-access television programming and new-media interventions by citizen journalists. That wasn’t a fight that many Emmy Award winners took on. But the guy who used to dissect the news on rock station out of Boston understood why it mattered.

    “A growing segment of the public wants to be involved with new media. The boom in on-line computer networks and even radio talk shows demonstrates the demand and the need—which the media giants are unlikely to satisfy,” he wrote for Newsday in 1993. “Let’s hope that the Congressional watchdogs who are questioning the anti-trust implications of these new monopolies-in-the-making will speak out to preserve public access. In commercial television, everything is slick, but little matters. Its edges may be rough, but public access should matter to us—not only for what it is, but for what it can become.”

  • In September 2007, Blackwater   Old_Logan   3 weeks 2 days ago

    In September 2007, Blackwater security guards opened fire on unarmed Iraqi people near a bustling traffic circle with machine guns and grenade into Baghdad’s crowded Nisour Square

    (*And in 2013 they must have become sentimental towards the nostalgia of those 'good old days' , and brought some 'real' pressure cooker bombs to the DHS' terror drill in crowded Kenmore Square , Boston MA. USA , which was bustling with innocent spectators of The Boston Marathon)

  • Prosecutors say Holmes was sane   Old_Logan   3 weeks 2 days ago
  • Sweden confirms...   Stacy Vassman   3 weeks 2 days ago

    "Late! the crew has already presented to the government awards of the Russian Federation!"))

  • So, how does it feel ...   Diogenes   3 weeks 2 days ago


    You know: The 'money changers' at the temple (government) doors?

    Yes: The ones which Jesus beat damned near to death for their thoroughly egregious practices.

    And yes: He was crucified for that act, but you know? At least he was MAN enough to expose their KIKE practices to the rest of the world!!!

    Alex Jones won't talk about THAT, and I must wonder why ...

  • exception #23   z00mcopterdown   3 weeks 3 days ago

    no shit, really ?

  • Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Seems To Agree   blackbird9   3 weeks 3 days ago

    The moderator writes:
    "A lot of people are probably wondering why ISIS, in the middle of war, is wasting time, money, and explosives demolishing ancient archaeological ruins. . .

    . . . So Israel's governments, which justifies its theft on those stories, has a powerful motive to want the archaeological sites in other countries erased, to "level the playing field" by reducing the obvious contrast in the amount of such remains in other countries versus Israel itself.

    In this article by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat, he writes:
    "The Zionist paradigm is founded on the distorted story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and their persecution by the Assyrians and Captivity by Babylonians. But the truth is that the Israelites never set foot in Egypt or Palestine. Actually they never left Ancient Arabia and North Yemen, their origin land, before the Babylonian Captivity . . .

    . . . The question here; why a purportedly Islamist organization want to destroy ancient Assyrian and Babylonia artifacts. Islamic laws don’t ban sculpture per se (most Islamic countries have museums packed with statues) but only prohibits worshiping idols as used to be during pagan cultures. Everybody knew that neither Assyrian nor Babylonian ancient idols/statues were honored or worshipped by modern day Iraqis or Syrians. Still that did not deter ISIL from destroying the ancient statues, cuneiform tablets and artifacts.

    "ISIL helps Israel conceal historical origin"

    I am reminded of this quote from Jewish Supremacist and hard core Zionist, Rabbi Manis Friedman:

    "The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle)"
    - Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Manis Friedman, 2009

    "Chabad rabbi: Jews should kill Arab men, women and children during war"

    I guess when your entire "Identity" is predicated on "BIG LIES". . .

    . . . "TRUTH" becomes an "Existential Threat" that must be destroyed at all costs!!! ;-)

    - bb9

  • They sure a hell won't let   above average Joe   3 weeks 3 days ago

    They sure a hell won't let him live if he can communicate in any manner. They can afford this guy talking about what his real relationship was with the FBI or whom ever alphabet cereal government department. they really wanted to finish the job when they had him in the boat. This would have saved us from this travesty of justice we had to endure.

    I think we are in a time that is more comparable to the Bolshevik revolution then to Hitler's Germany. This country has a cancer that is made up of supremacist paranoia, they are so scared that we will rise up against them and we have every reason to. I mean if we don't start making thing change we will be at the mercy of our alleged enemies to clean this shit hole out. They will have to choice but to take every point of relevance out along with many of the innocent.

  • Iran Talks Stoke Supply Glut Fears   Old_Logan   3 weeks 3 days ago

    (*Heralding a bigger mess then the one where Saddam's oil was let to flow into the gulf , and the oil fields were set a blaze ?
    i.e. pre-ISIS Era )

  • "You are the definition of a moral hazard."   Old_Logan   3 weeks 3 days ago

    (*Moi ?)

  • A lot of people are probably   Mike Rivero   3 weeks 3 days ago

    A lot of people are probably wondering why ISIS, in the middle of war, is wasting time, money, and explosives demolishing ancient archaeological ruins.

    One possible theory is that this destruction is a quid pro quo to ISIS supporters in Israel. Israel's entire claim to the lands of the Palestinians rests on biblical myths about the Kingdoms of David and Solomon and the First Temple, for which there is no hard archaeological evidence. The two best known claimed artifacts for the First Temple, the Pomegranate Temple Staff ornament and the Jehoash Tablet have been exposed as clever forgeries, and locations in Israel said to be connected with David and Solomon are so named out of tradition and "confirmation bias", with archaeologists admitting there is no actual hard data as to what they really were.

    Contrast that with other nations such as Egypt, Iraq, Iran, etc. where one cannot take three steps without tripping over the evidence of their ancient histories. Such a plethora of archaeological evidence in other countries has proven to be a severe embarrassment to Israel as it underscores the paucity of such evidence for what Israel declares to be its historical origins. Much of the Torah is now known to have simply been copied from other sources. The story of the Exodus actually happened to the Hyksos, not the Hebrews, and the story of the great flood was copied almost verbatim from the Epic of Gilgamesh. People can be forgiven for asking if the stories of the First Temple are also likewise purloined from other places and peoples.

    So Israel's governments, which justifies its theft on those stories, has a powerful motive to want the archaeological sites in other countries erased, to "level the playing field" by reducing the obvious contrast in the amount of such remains in other countries versus Israel itself. This may explain why, following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, armed forces guarded the oil ministry while the Baghdad Museum was left wide open for looting and why American forces defaced the ancient city of UR, including building portions of a runway over the site.

  • The Next Crime Wave in Farm Country: Stealing Water   Old_Logan   3 weeks 3 days ago

    (*Stealing water from Nestle's well , that just so happened to be on your property , ever since your forefathers dug it .)

  • lull the world into complacency over the bomb threat   Old_Logan   3 weeks 3 days ago

    (*What Bomb Threat ?)

  • This is not isolated.   Reddit_is_Hasbara   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Half the people that work in the D.C. Beltway are Mossad involved in extorting members of Congress.

  • Overcharging For Court-Ordered Wiretaps   Old_Logan   3 weeks 3 days ago

    (*Sprint sells us out , and the fed says we're not worth the bottom line . Serves you right Sprint . You're one of US , not one of them , or they'd let you keep the trove , and tell you who they want you to "F" for them next , but now you know , for the next time , they'll double cross you in a heartbeat .
    I hope there is no Next Time !

  • Asphyxiation....   Ethan Allen and...   3 weeks 4 days ago

    is another name for this. Not a great way to go.

  • Here Is The VIdeo Of The First Two Panels . . .   blackbird9   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Here is the video of the first two panels.

    I "think" this link posted above only points to the 2nd half of the conference.

    (link to video - approx. 2.5 hours)
    "The Israel Lobby - Panels1 2"

    Please make local copies of these as I suspect they may get "scrubbed" quickly.

    - bb9

  • Mike Huckabee spent a large   Old_Logan   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Mike Huckabee spent a large part of his speech talking about his trips to Israel and recalling the horrors of the Holocaust

    (*He was 'there' ?!?!? )

  • Basic reason is...   Tian Shan   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Few find little incentive to innovate or manufacture anymore.

    Many people are generally overtaxed (the more you make, the more you owe). And I can't recall how many times I've talked to small business owners that have abandoned their trade because they were overburdened with operating "fees," "permits," or licenses they just couldn't afford anymore.

    It's not hard to understand who's behind schemes like this. It's by design.

  • Americans will have to ask themselves whether they...   Tian Shan   3 weeks 4 days ago

    need another psycho in office.

  • Biden Takes Toddler's Pacifier, Sucks on It   Old_Logan   3 weeks 4 days ago

    (*I got to hand it to you , that's the long way around the mountain of saying , with little left for the imagination,right between the eyes , clear and concise , and yet totally considerate of a family format , that Biden $V@%$ !)