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Dan Roberts 09.01.2020 16:44
The Shortwave Report 01/10/20 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

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Pepe Escobar 09.01.2020 05:18
Financial N-Option Will Settle Trump's Oil War
Neither Trump nor the Deep State could not fail to notice that [Maj. Gen. Qasem] Soleimani was the key strategic asset for Iraq to eventually assert control of its oil wealth, while progressively defeating the Wahhabi/Salafist/jihadi galaxy. So he had to go.

For all the rumble surrounding Iraqi commitment to expel US troops and the Iranian pledge to react to the Soleimani assassination at a time of its choosing, there's no way to make the imperial masters listen without a financial hit.

Enter the world derivatives market, which every major player knows is a financial WMD.

The derivatives are used to drain a trillion dollars a year out of the market in manipulated profits. These profits, of course, are protected under the "too big to prosecute" doctrine.

It's all obviously parasitic and illegal. The beauty is it can be turned into a nuclear option against the imperial masters.

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) counts about $600 billion in total derivatives. Not really. Swiss sources say there are at least 1.2 quadrillion with some placing it at 2.5 quadrillion. That would imply a derivatives market 28 times the world's GDP.

On Hormuz, the shortage of 22% of the world oil supply simply could not be papered over. It would detonate a collapse and cause a market crash infinitely worse than 1933 Weimar Germany.

So Trump threatening to destroy 52 Iranian sites - including priceless cultural heritage - is a bluff.

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pdx copwatcher 08.01.2020 14:44
Portland Copwatch Announces Text-to-Incident-Report Line
The Incident Report Line--> 503-321-5120 now will take text messages.

Portland Copwatch uses the Incident Report Line to further one of its organizational priorities, to empower survivors of police misconduct to pursue their grievances, with the goal of resolving individual cases and preventing future occurrences.

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Oregon Wild (repost) 08.01.2020 12:09
January Wild & Scenic Rivers Webinar
deep creek oregon A few months ago, Senator Ron Wyden called for the expansion of Oregon's network of Wild & Scenic Rivers. Since its passage in 1968, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act has quickly become one of our country's most beloved laws - enabling Americans to protect incredible wild rivers like the Rogue, Salmon, and North Fork Flathead.

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Jan 14th 08.01.2020 11:47
Race Talks 100th event
Celebrating 100 events - Jan 14 2020

Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism

A Conversation Series Filling the Spaces Between Races with Compassion & Education

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Fabian Scheidler 08.01.2020 07:13
Chaos. The new age of revolutions
The result of the whole game is an unproductive permanent income - a tribute - for the managers and shareholders of the financial institutions, while all other players are gradually driven into bankruptcy. And yet today, on closer inspection, the supposedly invincible opponent stands on feet of clay. The global tribute system only works because elected governments channel our tax money through countless open and hidden channels into the hands of the richest one percent and in the end convince us that it is all based on "market success". The first step to overcoming this system is to bring it into the public eye, to challenge its legitimacy and make it the subject of political debate.

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Tyler Durden 07.01.2020 16:30
Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts
Back in September, TV network OAN filed a lawsuit against MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN "really, literally is paid Russian propaganda."

Except Maddow, likely still upset from spending 3 years trying to promulgate a Russian hoax that didn't exist, didn't quite get her facts straight.

Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with a defense for her statement in court. Her lawyers argued in a recent motion that "... the liberal host was clearly offering up her 'own unique expression' of her views to capture what she saw as the 'ridiculous' nature of the undisputed facts. Her comment, therefore, is a quintessential statement 'of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false."

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Jason Hirthler 07.01.2020 07:10
Exterminating Angels: The Real Role Of The Liberal Class
Luis Buñuel's surrealist film 'The Exterminating Angel' (1962) is many things to many people. The eye of the bewildered beholder, beholden to his or her personal perspective, conditions the response. The plot is straightforward: a small coterie of wealthy Mexicans convene for a dinner party, only to find that they cannot leave the party — literally. There is no apparent physical impediment. Nothing visual blocks their exodus. Rather it is a kind of psychic inanition that collapses their will to leave. As each guest variously attempts to cross the threshold, a thought pops into his or her head rationalizing a reason to stay. A coffee, breakfast, an argument, a love tryst. It makes no difference. No one leaves. These haut monde citizens are quite conscious of their predicament, but consciousness of the problem is no solution. It is an ingenious plot; sinfully simple, bafflingly motiveless.

The liberal class practices a kind of deliberate cognitive dissonance despite having informed opinion at their fingertips. So we are left with an effete professional class of lip-sync liberals who repeat the platitudes of friendly fascism before retiring back to their bunkers of creature comforts

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Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers 07.01.2020 05:39
Rebellion Is The Only Way To Stop The Ruling Elitists: Interview with Chris Hedges
CtF [Clearing the FOG]: Putting aside the Democratic Party, how do you see the potential for the Left movement awakening to anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist thinking?

CH [Chris Hedges]: I don't know that the Left is organized. I don't know that it has yet offered a strong alternative vision to the mainstream. I think it's often divided by identity politics without grasping that the fundamental issue is class. This is class warfare and as Warren Buffett has correctly said, his side is winning.

We also have to make it clear that they have not only marginalized us but cut down the spaces by which we can communicate. That's why I'm on RT. What I do on RT should be on a functioning public broadcasting system, but the public broadcasting system, in particular PBS, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Koch brothers.

If you go back to the 70s, you could see Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, and all sorts of people who were not beholden to institutions or to corporations offering a critique of power. The last national show that we had that critiqued power is Bill Moyers' show, which is now off the air and in the end, was funded through a private foundation.

All of those sentiments are on the rise, but it is yet to be translated into a political movement. And if there are uprisings without that kind of vision and focus, then the ruling elites can easily decapitate them.

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Eric Zuesse 07.01.2020 05:26
Russiagate Investigation Now Endangers Obama
Former US President Barack Obama is now in severe legal jeopardy, because the Russiagate investigation has turned 180 degrees; and he, instead of the current President, Donald Trump, is in its cross-hairs.

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Christian Sorensen 07.01.2020 05:21
The Death of a General: A MIC Perspective
January 6th, 2020

The U.S. military-industrial-congressional triangle (MIC) is comprised of the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Armed Forces; industry, the corporations that sell goods and services to the Pentagon and allied governments; and U.S. Congress, which authorizes funding for the Pentagon to purchase industry's goods and services. The MIC is insulated. It is entirely removed from the will of the U.S. public; the public elects the congressional side of the triangle, but industry corrupts Congress (via, for example, campaign finance, strategic allocation of manufacturing plants, think tank narratives, and forceful lobbyists), neutralizing the prospects of redress or the attainment of a republic. Last week at Baghdad International Airport, the U.S. military, under the direction of former Raytheon executive (current Secretary of War) Mark Esper, assassinated another human, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Also killed in the airstrike were members of Kata'ib Hezbollah, a paramilitary organization operating as part of the Popular Mobilization Forces, which are part of the overall Iraqi state security apparatus. This follows U.S. airstrikes against Kata'ib Hezbollah in eastern Syria and Western Iraq on Sunday, December 29. Global citizens add these deaths to the hundreds of thousands who have died in the post-9.11 wars.

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Joker 06.01.2020 23:39
Is there anyone who still reads this that is antiwar?
Just trying to get info.

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Jody Paulson 06.01.2020 12:04
60 minutes' expose on Jeffrey Epstein
How is it possible that someone who was on suicide watch could have all this stuff in their jail cell?

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Patricia Huber 06.01.2020 06:08
Finnish Prime Minister Marin Calls for a 4-Day-Week and 6-Hour-Day for Her Country
Is eight hours really the ultimate truth? I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. This could be the next step for us in working life.
December 29, 2019 Patricia Huber Scoop.me

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John M. 05.01.2020 09:40
JBLM Anti-Terrorism Office calls Anti-War Protestors "Domestic Terrorists"
As hundreds gather in Seattle and other cities to protest US involvement in Middle East, the JBLM Anti-Terrorism Office (JBLMATO) has warned that individuals involved in these protests are potential homegrown violent extremists / domestic terrorists.

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Felicia 03.01.2020 07:39
Don't Talk to The Police ~ Ever!
Don't Talk to the Police ~ Ever! You should never talk to the police! Talking to the police, whether as a suspect in their investigation, or as a witness to some event they want to question you about, can never help you, but can always hurt you. Anything that you say to the police can be used against you, but it can't be used to help you, and if the police misrepresent, in their reports, what you say to them it becomes part of an official record that is extremely difficult to correct.

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Dan Roberts 02.01.2020 16:25
The Shortwave Report 01/03/20 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

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Thomas Gebauer 01.01.2020 13:30
Solidarity is not a Business
Private charity is the result of neoliberalism. Real services of general interest need global solutions... Ensuring that school buildings and education are intact is not a private responsibility, but a public one. It would be a mistake not to always insist on this public responsibility. Only in this way can human rights be realized...
The global stands in relation to the local. For example, in order to be able to carry out meaningful health prevention, local contexts need not only their own decision-making powers, but also the appropriate resources... Common goods can only be realized outside the sphere of capitalist economics.

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Daniel L Katz PhD 31.12.2019 12:34
World Trade Center Fire-Induced Failure Hypothesis Violates the Second Law of Thermodynam
Article submitted 13 June 2019 to the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. Fire-induced failure hypothesis disproved. Conclusion relies only on WTC temperatures materially higher than fire. As a corollary, all models based on fire-induced failure can be rejected out of hand. Abyss of structural engineering avoided entirely (these were NOT building failures!).

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anonymous 31.12.2019 00:55
~NO WAY TO TREAT A VETERAN~
US CONSULATE GUANGZHOU To:Guangzhou ACS
Sent 06/15/2019 (5 months ago)

I met with the deputy consul briefly while in detention in Shenzhen in February, 2019. I would like to follow-up with him regarding my experiences there, which were quite ugly and possibly not even legal.

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anonymous 31.12.2019 00:50
CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE WARNING
HEY ASSHOLE! FORGET SOMETHING? NEXT TIME DON'T BREAK INTO MY FLAT! This business and its owner licensed-practitioner "Roland Frauchiger" M.A. MFT are guilty of gross violations of "physician-patient" confidentiality, which in my opinion are criminal felonies, numbering in the "hundreds" of counts. It is also my opinion, that he should serve "prison-time," be stripped of his license and never allowed to practice as a licensed physician again, as he has shown such callous disregard for the civil-rights of his patients as to demonstrate complete moral turpitude. He is a "danger" to his patients and society at large. He should also be forced to pay reparations to his injured clientelle.

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Indy VT 30.12.2019 23:46
Did Your Favorite Democratic Party Candidate for President Get Excluded from Debates?
Could Democratic Party candidates for President of the United States of America, who have been excluded from debates jointly controlled by PBS, join the complaint of an independent candidate for U.S. Congress against Vermont PBS?

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Mick 30.12.2019 13:19
Rainier Redoubt
Rainier Redoubt - Surviving The End of the World As We Know It. Located in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, in Washington State, the Rainier Redoubt is an effort to prepare for the unknown, and to share information about disaster preparedness, survival, fieldcraft, personal security, and related topics.

RAINIER REDOUBT --  https://rainier-redoubt.blogspot.com -- Surviving the End of the World As We Know It.

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Max Parry 29.12.2019 18:03
How the Pro-War "Left" Fell For The Kurds In Syria
The October decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from northeastern Syria did not only precipitate the Turkish offensive, codenamed 'Operation Peace Spring', into Kurdish-held territory which followed. It also sparked an outcry of hysteria from much of the so-called "left" that has been deeply divided during the 8-year long conflict over its Kurdish question. Despite the fact that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were objectively a U.S. proxy army before they were "abandoned" by Washington to face an assault by its NATO ally, the ostensibly "progressive" politics of the mostly-Kurdish militants duped many self-identified people on the left into supporting them as the best option between terrorists and a "regime." Apparently, everyone on earth except for the Kurds and their 'humanitarian interventionist' supporters saw this "betrayal" coming, which speaks to the essential naiveté of such amateurish politics. However, there is a historical basis to this political tendency that should be interrogated if a lesson is to be learned by those misguided by it.

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kt 28.12.2019 19:04
FBI strikes - DOXBIN closed!
Doxbin: A site that had literally thousands of doxes on almost every corrupt figures known today. HRC/BC/O/Bushes, you name it, Doxbin had it. FBI (Cornjob) had made sure to scrub all traces of it from the web. Not for the trolls who ended up doxed, but for who Cornjob protects!

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Mario Candeias 28.12.2019 14:35
11-point Plan for a New Socialism
The break with the old neoliberal and new authoritarian policies becomes a necessity in the face of the multiple crisis. An impending economic slump would exacerbate this situation. The "middle way" of post-ideological openness and left-wing liberal criticism is becoming powerless. Even those who advocate the preservation of liberal civil liberties and minimum standards of solidary living must take a stand against authoritarianism and neoliberalism, i.e. for a more radical left course. Now is the moment of decision, at a time of interregnum, when different developments are still possible. A socialist project is necessary in view of the danger of barbarism.

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C. J. Hopkins 28.12.2019 13:36
Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist
OK, we need to talk about fascism. Not just any kind of fascism. A particularly insidious kind of fascism. No, not the fascism of the early 20th Century. Not Mussolini's National Fascist Party. Not Hitler's NSDAP. Not Francoist fascism or any other kind of organized fascist movement or party. Not even the dreaded Tiki-torch Nazis.

It's the other kind of fascism we need to talk about. The kind that doesn't come goose-stepping up the street waving big neo-Nazi flags. The kind we don't recognize when we're looking right at it.

It doesn't look like fascism to us. Fascism only looks like fascism when you're standing outside of it, or looking back at it. When you are in it, fascism just looks like "normality," like "reality," like "just the way it is."

We (i.e., Americans, Brits, Europeans, and other citizens of the global capitalist empire) get up in the morning, go to work, shop, pay the interest on our debts, and otherwise obey the laws and conform to the mores of a system of power that has murdered countless millions of people in pursuit of global-hegemonic dominance. It has perpetrated numerous wars of aggression. Its military occupies most of the planet. Its Intelligence agencies (i.e., secret police) operate a worldwide surveillance apparatus that can identify, target, and eliminate anyone, anywhere, often by remote control. Its propaganda network never sleeps, nor is there any real way to escape its constant emotional and ideological conditioning.

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keyanalyzer 27.12.2019 20:52
Temporary Email Addresses
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Al Jazeera | Bottom Line 27.12.2019 18:53
Debt-based economic model: Can the US dominate the global financial system forever?
(25:15)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMHQaxd5N-Q

Doug Rediker, former U.S. representative to IMF executive board :

[on global / IMF national debts and loans] "Borrowing has become a 'costless' exercise in recent decades, where we've seen that: no longer will countries borrow on the expectation that they will repay. They borrow on the expectation that they will refinance. And in a zero, or low, or negative interest rate environment, that's a costless exercise. You just borrow and, you're actually getting paid (in Germany's case) for the privilege of borrowing. So that's a great thing; but that's not necessarily going to last forever, in fact I would argue it's impossible to believe it's going to last forever. At some point, these low/absurdly low and negative interest rate borrowing costs are going to turn around. And since you're not borrowing on the basis of an ability to repay, rather on the ability to refinance, when those refinancing costs go up: where's the money coming from?"

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Tim MacVean 27.12.2019 07:44
Bill of Peace 2020
ELKINS—Local resident Phil Hudok has received an arbitration award ordering the federal government to provide remedy and relief. Hudok, of Huttonsville, along with four complainants, demanded that the federal government provide Constitutional authority for 573 claims of "interface with the people," and when the federal government failed to produce the requested information, the Constitution was established as a breached contract. The claimants offered a new contract to the federal government, which was accepted and included all Americans as beneficiaries.

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Dan Roberts 26.12.2019 16:42
The Shortwave Report 12/27/19 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

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John Jacob 26.12.2019 08:44
The Pentagon Warns of Dangers of DNA Collection
DOD DNA Memo The Pentagon has warned of the dangers of uncontrolled DNA data, yet the JBLM Anti-Terrorism Office is entering DNA profiles into Intelink Databases.

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Elf 25.12.2019 10:33
FREE - Dec 25th 2019 – 26th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER - Potluck in the Park | noon to 3PM
2018 Christmas Dinner Potluck in the Park at the Portland Art Museum Mark Building - Noon to 3:00PM on 12.25.19

26th Annual Christmas Dinner!


Potluck in the Park will be holding a special Christmas Day dinner at the Portland Art Museum
(in addition to the usual Sunday dinners at Waterfront Park underneath the Hawthorne Bridge ramp before and after Christmas).

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Leo Tolstoy 23.12.2019 14:53
The Hypnosis of Patriotism
Patriotism is an unnatural, unreasonable, harmful feeling for our times, which causes much of the evil from which mankind suffers.

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Gaither Stewart 22.12.2019 14:10
Gladio: The Story Of A Conspiracy
When in the early 1970s an Italian right-wing journalist told me about a secret army training in Italy's mountains, I scoffed at first thinking he was repeating a rumor picked up from some scoop-obsessed reporter. But my tune began changing when he gave it a name—"Stay Behind Army"—and explained it was a secret army to fight the Soviet armies which someday soon would invade West Europe. He gave me the name of a member of that secret army who would talk with me.

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email - reposting (Street Roots) 21.12.2019 10:55
Dec 21st 3-5 PM Vigil for people who died homeless to bring together housed and unhoused
3 to 5 PM Portland Oregon

The event, on the longest night of the year, will provide a space for mourning and challenge people to help build a just community

On Saturday, Dec. 21, the sun will shine for a moment directly on the Tropic of Capricorn, and the North Pole will be aimed the farthest from the sun. Here in Portland, we will experience the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

There will also be a chance for participants to sign up if they want to become involved in advocacy projects.

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Kate Zeller 21.12.2019 07:10
President Trump Authorizes Somalia Debt Relief
President Trump signed a year-end spending bill which authorizes the first phase of debt relief for Somalia.

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C. J. Hopkins 20.12.2019 17:06
The Year of Manufactured Hysteria
December 18th, 2019

Well, it looks like we've somehow managed to survive another year of diabolical Putin-Nazi attacks on democracy. It was touch-and-go there for a while, especially coming down the home stretch, what with Jeremy Corbyn's desperate attempt to overthrow the UK government, construct a British version of Auschwitz, and start rounding up and mass-murdering the Jews.

That was certainly pretty scary ... but then, the whole year was pretty scary.

The horror began promptly in early January, when Rachel Maddow revealed that Putin was projecting words out of Trump's mouth in real-time; i.e., literally using Trump's head like a puppet, or one of those Mission Impossible masks. And that was just the tip of the iceberg, as, despite the best efforts of Integrity Initiative, Bellingcat, and other such establishment psyops, Internet-censoring sites like NewsGuard, and an army of mass hysteria generators, Putin's legion of Russian "influencers" was continuing to maliciously influence Americans, who were probably also still under attack by brain-eating Russian-Cubano crickets!

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Michael Pappas 20.12.2019 17:04
The Police Are Bad For Your Health
I was recently starting an overnight hospital shift, when I received a text from a medical colleague working in a hospital in New York: "The NYPD are here harassing a gunshot wound victim who is a minor with no family present [... ] So much so that the family of the patient next door came to us complaining about how they were manipulating [the patient] and twisting his words."

What are police officers—members of a racist, murderous institution founded on the legacy of slave patrols—doing anywhere near an institution whose one, singularly proposed, job is ostensibly to be addressing the health and well-being of an individual? I am a physician who went into the medical field to better the well being of the public. As I see increasing police presence in our hospitals, health clinics, schools, subways, it leads me to ask the question: Are the police good for our health?

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Dan Corjescu 20.12.2019 17:02
A Totalitarian Republic?
Human beings are collaborative, interdependent animals. Much of the good and the bad that we as a species have created has been achieved through cooperation on both small and grand scales. The simple, primary thesis of this essay is that private interests have effectively organized themselves throughout the complete fabric of modern society to both control that society in order to extract value from it and, most importantly, to maintain continuous power over it. I call this by now global system of surreptitious governance: Neopatrimonial Factionalism (NF). It is the private "steerage" system behind the public formalities of "democracy" "party" "state" "nation" "citizenry" "republic" or even "politics" as such. It is the partial realization of the ancient argument of Thrasymachus that the "stronger" decides what is "just". And that this overwhelming strength of both action and decision is ultimately derived from the effective organization and coordination of a relatively vast amount of people whose somewhat covert membership cuts across class, race, ethnicity, gender and ideology.

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Student 20.12.2019 12:54
What surgery is done for nonbinary XY?
Top surgery is done for nonbinary XX, but what is normally done if a nonbinary XY wants that change?

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ACLU of Southern California 19.12.2019 22:56
'The Game Is Rigged': Richard Wolff (at L.A. Occidental College 2015-02-10)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlhFMa4t28A

ACLU SoCal, L.A. Progressive and Occidental College hosted Richard Wolff for a discussion on economic rights and reform, on February 10, 2015 at Occidental College.

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Dan Roberts 19.12.2019 16:27
The Shortwave Report 12/20/19 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.

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Kate Zeller 18.12.2019 13:53
Congress Passes Somalia Debt Relief
As part of the Federal government's year-end spending package or "minibus," Congress passed the first phase of debt relief for Somalia.

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Deutsche Welle 17.12.2019 19:16
(Financialization documentary) The Money Deluge: How The Rich Get Richer
(42:24)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6m49vNjEGs

The Money Deluge: How the Rich get Richer

• European zero interest rates and how it impacts ordinary citizen savers.
• Global economy awash in, 'avalanched' with "cheap money" in ever-increasing quantities.
• Central banks (European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, Federal Reserve) — i.e. the nation-state currency-issuing entities — buying up all debt and bond market assets, globally.
• Real estate wheeled-dealed, bought out and jacking up of housing costs/prices by masked financial entities with no relation to native residents or economy, in locales across the world.
• German bank advisor to her client (about his own money in his savings account) : "Since you're earning almost no interest we have to see where we can generate a return."
• Large transnational corporations wheeling-dealing multi-billion Euro/dollar takeover and repurchase agreements (which without such freely-available central bank-pumped money would never come to fruition) buoyed by ultra-low interest rates.
• Trump administration (in only 3 years) — with the Federal Reserve as fiat money-creation spearhead — has outspent, and increased deficit spending and U.S. national debt amounts of the Obama adminstration era by vast orders of magnitude.
• Debt- and loan-based economic model upon which not only private corporations but also banks, governments and citizens are utterly dependent — and part of an ever-inflating gigantic bubble.
• Zurich (Switzerland) citizen : "I'm a former banker, now retired. I can't say that with pride anymore. They're casinos now."
• a YouTube user comment : " If watching this in 2017 was scary try watching it in 2019 lol "

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marketreport 17.12.2019 18:52
TRUMP [to Federal Reserve]: More Easy Money Please... IN YOUR FACE.
TRUMP: More Easy Money Please... IN YOUR FACE. By Gregory Mannarino

marketreport (72) in money • 11 hours ago (edited)

And here he goes! The Tweeter and Chief begging for more easy money from the Fed. to prop up HIS economy in free fall. HERE AGAIN! Impossible to make this stuff up.. but here it is.. wow.

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Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump • Dec 17, 2019
Would be sooo great if the Fed would further lower interest rates and
quantitative ease. The Dollar is very strong against other currencies and
there is almost no inflation. This is the time to do it. Exports would zoom!
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Its pathetic to see a sitting US President, (DJT), beg his central bank to print cash out of thin air and buy epic sums of debt simply to pump the stock market higher.. Another sad day for America..

Below.... Here is a tweet from DJT before he was compromised in 2012...

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Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump • Sep 14, 2012
QE3 is going to further sink the dollar into oblivion. Creates artificial
numbers for short term market gains. (cont) tl.gd/j9pbcu
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Ellen Brown 17.12.2019 18:21
The Key To A Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old
We are again reaching the point in the business cycle known as "peak debt," when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, auto loans, business debt and sovereign debt are all higher than they have ever been. As economist Michael Hudson writes in his provocative 2018 book, "... and forgive them their debts," debts that can't be paid won't be paid. The question, he says, is how they won't be paid.

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Ellen Brown 17.12.2019 17:49
Paul Volcker's Long Shadow
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called Paul Volcker "the most effective chairman in the history of the Federal Reserve." But while Volcker, who passed away Dec. 8 at age 92, probably did have the greatest historical impact of any Fed chairman, his legacy is, at best, controversial.

Less discussed was Volcker's role at the behest of President Richard Nixon in taking the dollar off the gold standard, which he called "the single most important event of his career." He evidently intended for another form of stable exchange system to replace the Bretton Woods system it destroyed, but that did not happen. Instead, freeing the dollar from gold unleashed an unaccountable central banking system that went wild printing money for the benefit of private Wall Street and London financial interests.

The power to create money can be a good and necessary tool in the hands of benevolent leaders working on behalf of the people and the economy. But like with the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Disney's "Fantasia," if it falls in the wrong hands, it can wreak havoc on the world. Unfortunately for Volcker's legacy and the well-being of the rest of us, his signature policies led to the devastation of the American working class in the 1980s and ultimately set the stage for the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Tracy Mapes 16.12.2019 23:43
Ray Gunning Fun.
First night I've been run out o my shed since I employed 18"x1 8" Floor Tiles to shield myself. Unbearable.

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Bob A. Feldman 16.12.2019 00:38
In The Pay of Foundations—Conclusion
How U.S. power elite and liberal establishment foundations fund a "parallel left" media network of left media journalists and gatekeepers.

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Bob A. Feldman 15.12.2019 09:26
In The Pay of Foundations—Part 24
How U.S. power elite and liberal establishment foundations fund a "parallel left" media network of left media journalists and gatekeepers.

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Bob A. Feldman 14.12.2019 08:39
In The Pay of Foundations—Part 23
How U.S. power elite and liberal establishment foundations fund a "parallel left" media network of left media journalists and gatekeepers.

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Michael Steven Smith and Heidi Boghosian 14.12.2019 07:41
(Douglas Valentine interview) Inside The Organized Crime Syndicate Known As The CIA
Douglas Valentine is an investigator and author with a rare and tenacious approach toward research. His writing results in uniquely incisive and revealing books on the dark side of U.S. intelligence activities and the National Security State. His latest book, 'The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World', draws parallels between CIA operations in Vietnam as exposed in his well-known 1990 book, 'The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam'—and recent/current operations in Afghanistan, El Salvador, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. In the following interview, Valentine reflects on a variety of issues including the Phoenix Program, plausible deniability, paramilitary wars, drug trafficking, sabotage, blackmail, propaganda, Operation GLADIO, class interests of the CIA establishment, Trump, the Mueller Report and the Bidens.

Audio of this interview was previously uploaded September 30, 2019 at (click link below, play audio button at top and scroll down page) :
 http://lawanddisorder.org/2019/09/law-and-disorder-september-30-2019/

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joe anybody 14.12.2019 06:24
Video: Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards - Portland Or 12.11.19
The Portland Human Rights Commission annual awards honors community human rights champions who work to eliminate discrimination and bigotry; strengthen inter-group relationships; and foster greater understanding, inclusion, and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the city of Portland.

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Jorg Schindler and Christopher Junke 14.12.2019 06:19
Boris Johnson and the Long Shadow of Stalinism
The capitalist bourgeoisie needs and defends democracy as a form of social freedom only as long as it is useful to its own class rule. Their understanding of democracy & freedom is structurally limited - only he is a full-fledged human being who is also a citizen of property. The real barriers of bourgeois democracy must be recognized & overcome. Learning from O Canada and imitating the 26 comunity centers in Vancouver could give us new perspectives on democracy & freedom.

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Rob Urie 13.12.2019 17:33
Establishment Politics Are For The Rich
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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.

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Edward Curtin 13.12.2019 13:32
The Art Of Doublespeak: Bellingcat And Mind Control
In the 1920s, the influential American intellectual Walter Lippman argued that the average person was incapable of seeing or understanding the world clearly and needed to be guided by experts behind the social curtain. In a number of books he laid out the theoretical foundations for the practical work of Edward Bernays, who developed "public relations" (aka propaganda) to carry out this task for the ruling elites. Bernays had honed his skills while working as a propagandist for the United States during World War I, and after the war he set himself up as a public relations counselor in New York City.

There is a fascinating exchange at the beginning of Adam Curtis's documentary, 'The Century of Self', where Bernays, then nearly 100 years old but still very sharp, reveals his manipulative mindset and that of so many of those who have followed in his wake. He says the reason he couldn't call his new business "propaganda" was because the Germans had given propaganda a "bad name," and so he came up with the euphemism "public relations." He then adds that "if you could use it [i.e. propaganda] for war, you certainly could use it for peace." Of course, he never used PR for peace but just to manipulate public opinion (he helped engineer the CIA coup against the democratically elected Arbenz government in Guatemala in 1954 with fake news broadcasts). He says "the Germans gave propaganda a bad name," not Bernays and the United States with their vast campaign of lies, mainly aimed at the American people to get their support for going to a war they opposed (think weapons of mass destruction).

As Bernays has said in his book, Propaganda, "The American motion picture is the greatest unconscious carrier of propaganda in the world today."

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Bob A. Feldman 13.12.2019 08:45
In The Pay of Foundations—Part 22
How U.S. power elite and liberal establishment foundations fund a "parallel left" media network of left media journalists and gatekeepers.

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Pam Martens 12.12.2019 17:16
The Silence On Wall Street's Dark Pools Is Deafening
It is destined to go down as one of the greatest journalistic and regulatory failures of our time - the lack of serious attention by investigative business reporters and the U.S. Department of Justice to the glaring fact that the largest Wall Street banks continue to trade their own and each other's bank stocks in their own Dark Pools.

Dark Pools function as unregulated stock exchanges inside the bowels of the largest Wall Street banks. Making the situation even more dicey, some of the big banks own more than one Dark Pool, raising the possibility that there could be cross-trading between those pools to artificially inflate or depress stock prices.

After being repeatedly charged with collusion, should global banks be allowed to team up on the darkest of trading markets, i.e., Dark Pools? Should felon banks like Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase be allowed to trade the stocks of their own bank? Should any Wall Street bank be allowed to trade its own stock in darkness?

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Dan Roberts 12.12.2019 16:44
The Shortwave Report 12/13/19 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

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