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Mar 04 14:12

The Illusion of Democracy

It is ironic, considering democracy's pitiful state worldwide that, in accordance to its etymology, it literally means "common people's rule" or, more simply, "people's power." The English term democracy and the 14th-century French word democratie come from the Greek demokratia via the Latin democratia. The Greek radical demos means "common people," and kratos means "rule, or power." How did we manage to pervert such a laudable notion of power to the people and diametrically turn it into a global system of rule at large under the principles of oligarchy and plutocracy? Everywhere we look, from east to west and north to south, plutocrats and oligarchs are firmly in charge: puppet masters of the political class. They have transformed democracy into a parody of itself and a toxic form of government. The social contract implied in a democratic form of governance is broken.

Mar 04 14:11

RON PAUL : What is Department of Homeland Security good for?

The American people would be much better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by Homeland Security to other parts of the government and then shut down the rest of the department.

Mar 04 14:03

Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

It’s one thing to know and exercise your rights when a police officer pulls you over, but what rights do you have when a private cop—entrusted with all of the powers of a government cop but not held to the same legal standards—pulls you over and subjects you to a stop-and-frisk or, worse, causes you to “disappear” into a Gitmo-esque detention center not unlike the one employed by Chicago police at Homan Square?

Mar 04 13:57

China is joining the currency war!

Mar 04 13:51

Over 500 Pakistani parents arrested for children’s failure to get polio vaccine

Police have arrested more than 500 parents in and around the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the polio vaccine, an official said Tuesday.

Mar 04 13:44

Warren Buffett – Lucky Coin Flipper?

Mar 04 13:42

Fast Food Nations: Selling out to Junk Food, Illness and Food Insecurity

Colin Todhunter
RINF Alternative News

Western agribusiness, food processing companies and retail concerns are gaining wider entry into India and through various strategic trade deals are looking to gain a more significant footprint within the country. The Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture (KIA) and the ongoing India-EU free trade agreement talks have raised serious concerns about the stranglehold that transnational corporations could have on the agriculture and food sectors, including the subsequent impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of millions. For example, see this on the dismantling of Indian agriculture, this on the KIA and the US neoliberal invasion of India and this on the US-Indo free trade deal.

Mar 04 13:42

Shock Report: White House Immigration Details Leaked: Obama Policies Will Create A “Country Within A Country”

The administration is, in effect, establishing a new country within the borders of the United States, something confirmed by a high level Obama administration operative on the conference call.

Mar 04 13:40

Former CIA Director Petraeus Let Off with a Misdemeanor for ‘Mishandling’ Classified Info, Won’t Do Time

Not that this should really be a surprise to anyone, but retired general and former CIA director David H. Petraeus has reached a deal with federal prosecutors which will allow him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor for giving Paula Broadwell, the general’s biographer and former mistress, eight so-called “black books” filled with classified national security info. All felony charges will be dropped.

This, again, highlights the fact that there’s one “justice system” (pronounced Just-US) for guys like Petraeus, and another for everyone else.

Mar 04 13:40

Consumers Want GMO Labels, Not Barcodes

On Wednesday last week (February 25, 2015), the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, once again floated the idea of consumers using barcodes to identify foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as an alternative to requiring food manufacturers to put a label on products that contain GMOs.

Mar 04 13:23

Scientists warn over-use of modern technology may be linked to memory loss and depression

Can’t recall a friend’s phone number? Press the speed dial on your mobile. Don’t know the way to their house? Use a satnav. Modern technology has taken the strain off our brains with the answers to so many problems available at the click of a button.

Mar 04 13:16

How the West Got Hooked On “Humanitarian War”

After all these years, the concept of “humanitarian war” is still fooling progressives and liberals and playing out places like Syria – even though it never turns out well.

Mar 04 13:16

6-Year-Old Suspended and "Reeducated" After Pointing Finger Like Gun

Yet another in a series of crazy "guns that never were" in the school system, where a child must bear harsh punishment.

Mar 04 12:59

TODAY ON INFO-WHORES

HERE YA GO, SAVING THE INFOWARS REPEATERS SOME TIME POSTING THIS FILTERED CORP MEDIA BULL SHIT

Mar 04 12:55

Video Exposes Lying Cops After they Break Handcuffed Man’s Skull Open & Claim he Did it to Himself

A New Mexico man is suing the city of Las Cruces for 12.5 million dollars after a vicious assault that left him in the ICU for days was captured on video in December.

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