Ron Paul’s Liberty Report, Chris Hedges Truthdig, Counterpunch, Truthout

I have added feeds for four news sources (Ron Paul’s Liberty Report & Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos), Chris Hedges Truthdig & Counterpunch (left-wing perspectives not heard in any mainstream media) that will report on news you can’t get in American mainstream news or that offer a perspective often missing from mainstream news. I do not completely agree with Ron Paul, Chris Hedges or Counterpunch on everything, but most of what’s at mainstream news is group think and I like to think for myself. Ron Paul disagrees with some of the leftist positions, but I want all intelligent arguments heard and encourage readers to draw their own conclusions. I have deliberately chosen sources that appear well thought out and are not propaganda. I disagree with Counterpunch more than I agree with them, but every now and then they hit the nail on the head and they deserve a hearing, even if they are liberal leaning and counter to much of what I believe as an evangelical. I tend to agree with Ron Paul about eighty percent, but feel I need to allow some liberal voices here to balance him out.


Ron Paul’s Liberty Report

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  • Schizophrenia! US Now Says Yemen NOT Iran Proxy War
    In a sudden "about face," the Trump Administration now claims that Iran is NOT behind the Houthis in Yemen. Has Washington suddenly decided to recognize reality? Not likely. More likely is that the US is trying to help the Saudis out of a lost war. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of innocents were killed in the Saudi war of aggression with US support. Will anyone answer for it? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Forget Impeachment! Washington Unites Behind Massive Military Bill!
    As usual, when it comes to the warfare/welfare state there is no rancor in Washington. All the pretend acrimony between Republicans and Democrats is thrown out and consensus is magically reached. This week another massive military spending bill was approved by both parties - even as we learn about a trillion dollars being wasted in Afghanistan. The empire chugs along... (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Why Politicians Are Always Getting Filthy Rich
    By Chris RossiniAs the great Ludwig von Mises proclaimed: "Human life is an unceasing sequence of single actions."That's what we do, all day and every day....we act. Every one of our actions has a purpose in mind. They each have a desired end that we have chosen to (at least attempt to) achieve.Every end that an individual chooses, he chooses because, from his point of view, he believes it will improve his situation. He prefers it to his current situation, otherwise he would not act. It matters [...]
  • The Afghanistan War Revealed: An 18 Year, Trillion Dollar Lie!
    For 18 years, US government officials - from the generals up to presidents - have knowingly lied to the American people about the Afghanistan war. As billions were being flushed away or stuffed into the pockets of corrupt officials, the news for those of us back home was always good! We're "making progress." Now, thanks to 2,000 documents recently released as a result of a FOIA request, we know the truth. Will anyone be held accountable for this monstrous, murderous lie? (adsbygoogle = window.a [...]
  • Congress is Trump’s Co-Conspirator Against Liberty
    By Ron Paul​Imagine that President Trump spent his phone call with the Ukrainian president threatening to withhold military aid unless the Ukrainian government agreed to use the money to purchase weapons from a US manufacturer. Does anyone seriously think that foreign service professionals and deep state operatives would be so shocked and offended by Trump’s request that they would launch efforts to impeach him? Would Congress view this as “high crimes and misdemeanors” or applaud Trump [...]
  • Why Are Central Banks Panicking? Global Crisis Ahead?
    Actions always speak louder than words. The word is that it's sunshine and rainbows for the U.S. economy. The actions of The Fed and central banks around the world say otherwise. They're all acting as if a global financial crisis is approaching. Ron Paul discusses -- along with a personal anecdote about the late Paul Volcker. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • The Menace On Wall Street And The Gong Shows Of Washington
    By David StockmanWith each passing day the casino becomes an ever greater menace because itembodies an ultra-fragile Super-Bubble which is at the mercy of the out-and-outlunatics who dominate all levers of power in the Imperial City. That is, the derangedHouse Dem Caucus, the money-printing fools in the Eccles Building and the OrangeSwan himself.As to the latter, it's virtually impossible to overstate how far the Donald has gone off thedeep-end with his Tariff Man act. During the course of the c [...]
  • Katy Bar The Door! -- The Fed's Inflation Is Coming!
    It looks like the Fed's throwing in the towel and is willing to accept higher consumer prices. Aren't we lucky? The damage has been done. The Fed has inflated the money supply to astronomical levels, and they keep creating hundreds of billions more out-of-thin-air. When it shows up in higher prices, it shouldn't surprise anyone. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Trump Sends 14,000 Troops For War on Iran. Will it be Enough?
    So much for getting out of endless wars! President Trump has announced that he is sending 14,000 more US troops to the Middle East and may even send more. The reason is the manufactured "Iran threat" that Trump continues to delude himself over. Neocons are thrilled. So are Saudi Arabia and Israel, who would love nothing more than to have the US fight and die in their wars. But what about America first? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Desperate For An Enemy, NATO Turns To China
    The celebration in London of NATO's 70th year has ended with a renewed purpose: the "challenges" posed by China. NATO is a military alliance, but the attendees were careful to point out that they do not view China as an enemy. So what is the point? [...]

Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos

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Chris Hedges’s Truthdig (Drilling Beneath the Headlines)


Counterpunch

  • The  FBI: Another Worry in the National Security State
    The Department of Justice’s Inspector General report of the FBI’s Russian investigation has fully exposed one more dangerous aspect of the steady abuses of national-security surveillance against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil.  Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 of the national security abuses of the National Security Agency exposed the massive surveillance of U.S. citizens in the expanded campaign against terrorism.  Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the DoJ, has highlighted the abuses of the FBI and the misuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court over an extended period.  It will require a comprehensive and bipartisan congressional reform program to gain control over national-security wiretapping. More The post The  FBI: Another Worry in the National Security State appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Establishment Politics are for the Rich
    Russiagate, Ukrainegate and impeachment aren’t conspicuously economic issues. But they are, to a large extent, class issues. They are inside-the-beltway dramas about foreign policy arcana that are important to people who see their lots tied in one way or another to the established order. This includes, by degree, those of us who would like to make room for outside-the-beltway concerns like ending militarism, solving environmental crises, providing meaningful employment for all who want it and creating functioning healthcare and educational systems. More The post Establishment Politics are for the Rich appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Roaming Charges: That’s Neoliberalism for You
    For four years, Jeremy Corbyn was smeared in a relentless and savage campaign of vilification and outrageous slander by the British press, much of it orchestrated by liberal outlets like The Guardian and the New York Times, using a kind of rabid Zionism as truncheon. And so, the dreadful result was predictable: the worst showing of Labour since 1935. But it's the poor and the immigrant communities that will bear the brunt of what they have wrought. More The post Roaming Charges: That’s Neoliberalism for You appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Midnight Ramble: A Fascist Rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania
    At one of his permanent fascist-style campaign rallies on December 10, 2019, the day the U.S. House of Representatives rolled out Articles of Impeachment, United States President Donald J. Trump told an adoring Pennsylvania crowd that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren “has a fresh mouth.” The meaning of this insult was understood by his audience. It More The post Midnight Ramble: A Fascist Rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Science of Lethality
    While the Pentagon’s preeminent mission is to increase lethality of the forces, DARPA notes that its cyborg technology is also used to “augment the loss of functionality from injury or disease,” such as implants controlling the use of prosthetics. Nevertheless, it sees a great need for social research to dispel resistance to cyborgs or robots (synthetic autonomous agents) on ethical grounds. More The post The Science of Lethality appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Buttigieg and McKinsey
    Major questions have been raised about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s work for global consulting firm McKinsey, with even the New York Times editorial board demanding that he release the information. After Buttigieg issued a sparse and vague overview on December 7, questions remain unanswered about his work for McKinsey from 2007 to 2010. My recent More The post Buttigieg and McKinsey appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Equally Determined: To Impeach/To Support
    “A federal appeals court on Wednesday evening stayed a lower-court ruling that former Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a House subpoena after the administration appealed, arguing the battle poses great consequences for the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches”. – Washington Post, Nov. 27, 2019 There are three obvious reasons More The post Equally Determined: To Impeach/To Support appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The National Defense Authorization Act Perpetuates the Destruction of Yemen
    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), released on December 9, signals that the US will continue to render assistance to the coalition led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates which has killed 100,000 Yemenis, including 12,000 civilians. The bill gives the Pentagon $738 billion. The best reaction came from The More The post The National Defense Authorization Act Perpetuates the Destruction of Yemen appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • An Outrageous Proposal: Peace Boats to Iran
    ‘Tis the season! Season of giving. I’ve been receiving numerous emails daily this past month from organizations that sponsored one or more of the hundred or so petitions I signed this past year. “Will you donate to save the wolves?” “Help us to save the arctic!” “Donate now to ensure our water is clean!” “Donate More The post An Outrageous Proposal: Peace Boats to Iran appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • A Plague on Both Their Houses, Plus a Dozen Poxes on Trump’s
    Nancy Pelosi should thank Donald Trump for helping her get over a bad case of IAS, Impeachment Aversion Syndrome. We all should. Had she not come down with that malady years ago, after the 2006 midterm election made her Speaker of the House the first time, she could now be looking forward, when the time More The post A Plague on Both Their Houses, Plus a Dozen Poxes on Trump’s appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Mortality Rising: Trump and the Death of the “American Dream”
    Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral slogan was “Make America Great Again” and it was supposed to foreshadow his promise — if elected – to recapture the promise that the post-WW-II recovery inspired.  Well, after being elected and three years in office, Trump is ending the promise that long was the “American Dream.”  And this end is coming in More The post Mortality Rising: Trump and the Death of the “American Dream” appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Donald Trump Jr., Mongolian Sheep Killer
    Mongolian dignitaries made an Eastertime pilgrimage to see the Trumps at Mar-a-Lago. And whoosh…. By September, Donald Trump Jr. had a Mongolian permit to kill one of the world’s few remaining argali sheep. ProPublica uncovered the trip. Reporters Jake Pearson and Anand Tumurtogoo described Mongolia’s trophy hunt permit system as “an insider’s game” and reported that Trump Jr. More The post Donald Trump Jr., Mongolian Sheep Killer appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Perils of Embedded Journalism: ‘Afghan Papers’ Wouldn’t Be Needed If We Had a Real Independent News Media
    In 1966, during the early years of the America’s war against Vietnam, Congress passed and President Johnson signed into law a Freedom of Information Act. It wasn’t all that great at the time, though. Indeed, it took the courageous act of two men, Daniel Ellsberg and his co-conspirator, Anthony Russo, to steal and then copy More The post The Perils of Embedded Journalism: ‘Afghan Papers’ Wouldn’t Be Needed If We Had a Real Independent News Media appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Human Rights and Humbug in Washington
    It has recently been announced that “a confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.”  Fascinating, of course, but the underlying message More The post Human Rights and Humbug in Washington appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Hungry for a Livable Planet: Why I Occupied Pelosi’s Office for 13 Days
    I occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office and went on hunger strike for 13 days. Still she wouldn’t meet us. Instead she flew off to attend the UN Climate Conference in Spain. That’s not enough. I went 13 days without food.  I lost 22.8 pounds, 10.6% of my weight.  I had to stand up slowly because otherwise More The post Hungry for a Livable Planet: Why I Occupied Pelosi’s Office for 13 Days appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Pakistan Must Face Its Past
    I have often wondered if Pakistan would have been a better country and South Asia a more peaceful region if the crisis that led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 had been handled differently. As we know that did not happen when Pakistani forces went to war to prevent the secession of East Pakistan. More The post Pakistan Must Face Its Past appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Deteriorating Climates: Home and Abroad
    Here in the United States, the socio-political climate has never been pristine. Normally, it amounts to maintaining an environment wherein the rich stay rich and all others stay hopeful—except for the segregated and downtrodden. Therefore, it is notable that between the 1960s and early 2000s, the social environment did improve: it got more equalitarian—the social More The post Deteriorating Climates: Home and Abroad appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The End of the Era: Nineteen Nineteen
    “To be a red in the summer of 1919 was worse than being a Hun in the summer of 1917,” reckoned Dos Passos, in Nineteen Nineteen, his novel of the war years. The nation was war weary as the year began, still reeling from the deadly influenza– the “Spanish Flu.” It yearned, and deserved, politicians More The post The End of the Era: Nineteen Nineteen appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • If Time Magazine Celebrates Greta Thunberg, Why Should We?
    In just over 6,500 words, Time Magazine  makes the case for Greta Thunberg being 2019’s Person of the Year. For much of the left, this confirms that she is a corporate tool. Founded in 1923 by Henry Luce, Time was the flagship of the Luce empire. Print newsmagazines have gone into a steep decline with More The post If Time Magazine Celebrates Greta Thunberg, Why Should We? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Kafka Down Under: the Threat to Whistleblowers and Press Freedom in Australia
    It was the head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre who finally admitted before an Australian Parliament committee that she had unilaterally directed and pressured CyberCon to drop myself and an academic research professor (an Australian citizen) from the University of Melbourne as speakers. I viewed the extraordinary pressure exerted by the Australian Cyber Security Centre More The post Kafka Down Under: the Threat to Whistleblowers and Press Freedom in Australia appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • JEDI Mind Tricks: Amazon Versus the Pentagon and Trump
    Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world, boasting revenues of more than $230 billion last year. But last month the company sued the US Department of Defense over a paltry potential  $10 billion spread over ten years. Amazon lost out to Microsoft in bidding for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (yes, More The post JEDI Mind Tricks: Amazon Versus the Pentagon and Trump appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump’s War on the Poor
    Donald Trump is famed for his head-snapping reversals. One day he’s taking troops out of the Middle East; the next he’s sending more in. One day he’s on the verge of an agreement with China on trade; the next he’s tweeting about holding off until after the election. On one thing, however, Trump and his More The post Trump’s War on the Poor appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Seeing the World Without Shadows: the Enlightenment Dream
    The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century (c. 1500-1700) in Europe—beginning with Copernicus (1493-1543) and ending with Isaac Newton (1642-1727)—precipitated a momentous transformative learning moment for humankind. What a revolution that was! Sixteenth century intellectuals in the grip of Aristotle still imagined that nature consisted of four qualities (earth, water, fire and air) and the More The post Seeing the World Without Shadows: the Enlightenment Dream appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Wind That Shook the Barley: the Politics of the IRA
    When I lived in the Bronx in 1973 and early 1974, I used to go to a bar up Fordham Road. I was attending Fordham University at the time and it was the custodian who cleaned our dorm hallways and bathrooms who first took me there. He was IRA through and through. So was the More The post The Wind That Shook the Barley: the Politics of the IRA appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Beyond Changing Light Bulbs: 21 Ways You Can Stop the Climate Crisis
    Here’s the good news: The debate is over. 75% of US citizens believe climate change is human-caused; more than half say we have to do something and fast. Here’s even better news: A new report shows that more than 200 cities and counties, and 12 states have committed to or already achieved 100 percent clean electricity. This means that More The post Beyond Changing Light Bulbs: 21 Ways You Can Stop the Climate Crisis appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Bloomberg Factor: Authoritarianism, Money and US Presidential Politics
    Political rottenness may be bottomless. Consider the following description of a political aspirant for the White House, this person being from the Democratic Party. His “liabilities as a political candidate are so glaringly obvious that it’s easy to dismiss his presidential bid as a vanity project.” The author goes on to describe what can only More The post The Bloomberg Factor: Authoritarianism, Money and US Presidential Politics appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Ideology Shall Have No Resurrection
    Christmas can be a clarifying time. It clarified that yes, the fervent Mariah Carey, not The Beatles is the best Western music act of all time. On a less serious note, we learn a great deal about the woke postmodern subject this time of year. The postmodern subject may see Karl Marx as just another More The post Ideology Shall Have No Resurrection appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • What Trump and the GOP Learned From Obama
    As President Trump’s impeachment unspools, news coverage is buzzing about conspiracy theories and geopolitical rivalries. But at the root of Trump’s effort to extort Ukraine was a simple motive: Trump hoped to influence our elections to preserve his power and that of his associates. That has a lot in common with something closer to home: More The post What Trump and the GOP Learned From Obama appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • ‘Elected by Donors’: the University of Cape Town Fails Palestine, Embraces Israel
    It was a scandal of the highest caliber. On November 23, the Senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa was practically bullied to reverse an earlier decision that called for the academic boycott of Israel. While the story may seem relevant in South Africa’s political and academic contexts, in reality, it More The post ‘Elected by Donors’: the University of Cape Town Fails Palestine, Embraces Israel appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Unsuccessful U.S. Policy on Cuba Should End
    In an increasingly globalized world, relations between nations can lead to a more general climate of antagonism or to one of cooperation that extends beyond the countries in conflict. Relations between Cuba and the United States are such a case, since the continuous US embargo on Cuba has soured the relations between the US and More The post Unsuccessful U.S. Policy on Cuba Should End appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Conservatism of Impeachment
    John Bolton might be the one to save us. This, it seems, is where the strange spirit of the Trump impeachment has led. Although we receive regular assurances — from members of Congress and respected journalists — that we are witnessing a sober and sacred process, there’s something troubling, on some level, about the parade More The post The Conservatism of Impeachment appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Standardized Tests are Biased and Unhelpful
    A lawsuit is taking on the University of California system’s use of the SAT and ACT standardized tests in admissions. The suit claims the tests are “deeply biased and provide no meaningful information about a student’s ability to succeed.” As a sociologist who’s looked at the research, I agree the tests are biased. For instance, More The post Standardized Tests are Biased and Unhelpful appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Will the Democratic Presidential Nomination Be Bought?
    From three different vectors, the oligarchy is on the march to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. Pete Buttigieg has made big gains. A timeworn ally of corporate power, Joe Biden, is on a campaign for his last hurrah. And Michael Bloomberg is swooping down from plutocratic heights. Those three men are a team of rivals More The post Will the Democratic Presidential Nomination Be Bought? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The One Thing That US Leaders Seem to Do Well is Lie
    Comparing Howard Zinn and Yogi Berra in the same sentence probably leaves most on the left with their mouths wide open. But not so with baby boomers still on the left, and others who cling to sanity near the ninth circle of hell. Historian and Professor Howard Zinn and the great Yankees catcher Yogi Berra More The post The One Thing That US Leaders Seem to Do Well is Lie appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Warren vs. Buttigieg Clash Offers Contrast with Sanders’ Consistency
    In what is currently a four-way race for the Democratic nomination – featuring Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg – the recent war of words between Warren and Buttigieg has done little for them. But it has highlighted contrasts with Bernie Sanders. As Sen. Warren and “Mayor Pete” heatedly question each other’s More The post Warren vs. Buttigieg Clash Offers Contrast with Sanders’ Consistency appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers
    The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, has cost about 2,300 US lives, over 20,000 wounded, and about $1 trillion. Now, thanks to the persistence of the Washington Post, we have an abundance of interviews which, like the Pentagon Papers, reveal the enormous wastefulness, ignorance, and deceit that make Afghanistan, like Vietnam, a chapter in the More The post The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Landslide … to Totalitarianism
    I find surprising the detailed manner in which history repeats itself. The result of the landslide described here seems to have been replicated in the USA of our times in ways that all of us witness each day. The Germany of say 1939 seems like the blueprint for the US role in the world of More The post Landslide … to Totalitarianism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How Blaming Nader in 2000 Paved the Way for Today’s Neo-Fascism
    The lurch to the right by the entire US political establishment over the last twenty years has been both significant and alarming. I was recently reminded of how bad things have gotten by the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Seattle, an event that sparked a brief period of radical resistance in the US, and More The post How Blaming Nader in 2000 Paved the Way for Today’s Neo-Fascism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • In Re-Run Election: LA Times Journalist Wins Presidency of NewsGuild 
    After a much contested election process, the largest union of journalists in North America has chosen a 32-year old reporter at the Los Angeles Times to be its new leader, in the U.S. and Canada. Jon Schleuss helped win union recognition and a historic first contract at The Times (a non-union paper for 136 years) before ousting NewsGuild President More The post In Re-Run Election: LA Times Journalist Wins Presidency of NewsGuild  appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • A Holiday Comeback for Toys ‘R’ Us?
    For many years, Giovanna De La Rosa enjoyed working at Toys ‘R’ Us — especially during the holiday shopping season. “I loved bringing joy to families and to children,” she shared at a recent congressional hearing. “I watched so many of the local kids grow up over the years while shopping in our store.” De More The post A Holiday Comeback for Toys ‘R’ Us? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Cutting Food Aid Promotes Hunger Not Work
    You may have heard about the Trump administration’s latest attack on very poor Americans: a punitive new restriction that will cut SNAP benefits for 688,000 people. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is our country’s most popular and effective nutrition assistance program. Growing up, my family got food stamps — and oh, I hated it. More The post Cutting Food Aid Promotes Hunger Not Work appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying
    Roger Hallam is of course right in his short book, Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse. While some portion of humanity heaps scorn on the victims of the fossil fuel propaganda who deny climate science, only a much smaller portion points out the equally delusional More The post If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Sorry Lefties, Your Impeachment is Bullshit
    The ongoing impeachment of one Donald J. Trump is bullshit. There, I said it and I’ll say it again just to make sure you heard me right. This impeachment is fucking bullshit, and I’m tired of pretending otherwise. I don’t care if this makes me a bad leftist or a bad libertarian or whatever, its More The post Sorry Lefties, Your Impeachment is Bullshit appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Terror Report You Weren’t Meant to See
    “If it works, why do you need to do it 183 times?” – Senator Dianne Feinstein In 1953, they deposed Iran’s democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadiq, with the help of the British. In the 60s, they were there at the Gulf of Tonkin, false flagging the North Vietnamese; and there pushing exiles onto the More The post The Terror Report You Weren’t Meant to See appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Krampus Trumpus Rumpus
    Seasons Beatings! ‘Tis the Krampusnacht time again, when Krampus, the hornèd, horny Xmas devil of rich medieval Alpine folklore and cheap Hollywood horror movies, roams the earth, wreaking hornèd, horny havoc upon the “naughty.” Bad Santa Krampus is the dark side of jolly old Saint Nick. He also looks a lot like Pan, the ancient More The post Krampus Trumpus Rumpus appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Knight Crawlers
    In shadowed yards he lingers where his children used to play – Vachel Lindsay The perpetually red, glaring figure of Coach Bobby Knight was a kind of weed in the Clinton era that combined a Popeye Doyle ‘70s with contemporary Wall Street Nasty. Strutting the college basketball court, hurling chairs, and ‘getting results’ while ratcheting More The post Knight Crawlers appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Dollar Store 
    Dollar Store  There’s a dollar store on Broadway Near the Marcy stop They sell mylar balloons — All sorts of cartoon characters Emblazon these: The sentient cheese The mice of the moon The helium tank Its nozzle like a rocket Stands at attention, in the corner, Waiting to release At times the guy in charge More The post Dollar Store  appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

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