Monthly Archives: December 2012

Obama Quietly Signs Abusive Spy Bill He Once Vowed to Eliminate | Common Dreams

Constitutional professor ignores Constitution: The spying bill would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president’s approval, the Associated Press reports. According to a statement (PDF) by the ACLU, “the law’s effect—and indeed the law’s main purpose—is to … Continue reading

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‘World’s Worst Poker Player’: Obama Readies Gift for GOP | Common Dreams

Is Wuss still the correct term? {…} Anyone looking at these negotiations, especially given Obama’s previous behavior, can’t help but reach one main conclusion: whenever the president says that there’s an issue on which he absolutely, positively won’t give ground, … Continue reading

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US War Machine Leaves Ugly Imprint in Afghanistan | Common Dreams

Blood and treasure continues to go down the drain: The US made no promises to its people when it invaded Afghanistan in 2001. More than eleven years later, little has changed. As 2013 dawns, it seems, the US focus will … Continue reading

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The Financial Elite’s War Against the US Economy | Common Dreams

The weapon in this financial warfare is no larger military force. The tactic is to load economies (governments, companies and families) with debt, siphon off their income as debt service and then foreclose when debtors lack the means to pay. … Continue reading

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Story of the Year: It’s Global Warming, Stupid | Common Dreams

Hurricane Sandy certainly wasn’t the only indicator this year of the consequences of a warming planet. I would think that the following reports would have been enough to encourage policymakers to prioritize climate change and pass policies to help reverse … Continue reading

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Warmongering Neocons Demand American Military Intervention in Syria Now! | Alternet

You can’t see Lindsey Graham in the photo because he is hidden in McCain’s butt crack: The reliably belligerent trio of Joe Lieberman, John McCain and Lindsey Graham pen a Washington Post Op-Ed calling for arming the Syrian opposition and … Continue reading

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The GOP Has Taken America Hostage — Is There a Downside for Them? | Alternet

Also, since the conservative agenda depends on the notion that government itself is a failure and doesn’t work, there’s no issue for them in making that supposed incompetence a reality. Since the President and his party end up being blamed … Continue reading

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New Outrageous Lie from NRA: Gun Silencers Protect Kids’ Hearing | Alternet

“One only has to look at children in the rest of the world learning to shoot with silencers, protecting their tender young ears, to see what an innocent safety device we are talking about here,” writes Dickson. “To use an … Continue reading

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevented Using This Common Drink

Scientists discover that coffee is good for you (this week): A new mega-study spanning 3 decades and following more than 120,000 men and women was released out of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Nutrition Department. What they found was … Continue reading

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More Theft Under the Guise of the Fiscal Cliff

Most Americans know how to fix the economy; it is just elected leaders who are blinded by campaign donation corruption who cannot see the obvious. By a super majority of 62% to 30% Americans believe that growing the economy, not … Continue reading

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