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What day is it? image The American Dream[World] and War Pepe Escobar via lex, Tuesday, Dec 31 2019, 9:33pm
The world has learned over the past three decades that America is divorced from reality due mainly to the fact that its propaganda apparatus is second to none. But that supremacy serves to defeat not enhance a nation in a competitive world. Sure, a sophisticated propaganda apparatus ensures that a local population believes what it is told by the sinister purveyors of lies and myth but it comes at a huge cost, fantasy land America, from the lowliest worker, with an American flag waving in the front yard, to the knights of the realm in Washington, no-one is immune from the insidious effects of America's propaganda apparatus. (story and 1 image)
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audio Pulse drake, Tuesday, Dec 31 2019, 7:55am
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text Why Everything Is Fucked Caitlin Johnstone via claire, Monday, Dec 23 2019, 7:42pm
We all emerged from the womb an itty bitty helpless information sponge into a world full of mentally ill giants who couldn’t wait to fill our tiny skulls with all of their inner demons. And now everything, understandably, is fucked.
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Police State future image 2020 - Social Breakdown USA Rainer Shea via joyce, Saturday, Dec 21 2019, 8:07pm
The United States, like the other parts of the world that have been ravaged by rampant economic inequality and corporate despotism, is headed for a social breakdown. This gets more apparent every time wealth disparity is shown to be at a decades-high level, every time the military budget is expanded billions of dollars to fight endless wars, every time the country's militarized police shoots an innocent person. Ten or twenty years from now, our society's current form will have taken on an extreme version of itself: no real freedoms, basically no semblance of democracy, and conditions for the majority of people that are in or approaching squalor. (story and 2 images)
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einstein_quote.jpg image Albert Einstein Letter to The New York Times. December 4, 1948 Albert Einstein via shirl, Saturday, Dec 21 2019, 7:29pm

[Letter titled] “New Palestine Party. Visit [to the USA] of Menachen Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed(story and 1 image)
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propagandamultiplier.jpg image The Propaganda Multiplier Effect SPR via sal, Saturday, Dec 21 2019, 6:50pm
It is one of the most important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.

The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world. (story and 1 image)
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Irrelevant image REAL NEWS -- World's Richest Country’s Empty Plates Larry Romanoff via stella, Thursday, Dec 19 2019, 7:01pm
Trump's impeachment is NOT news that matters, the real story is YOUR rapidly declining quality of life which has plummeted to levels never seen before and I include the great depression, which only persisted for a decade. In contrast today average Americans have seen their quality of life and real incomes go through the proverbial floor to below subsistence levels over the past three decades. So would you now remain media nose-ringed and fixed on the fate of a puppet president that has only served the interests of mega-rich oligarchs and plutocrats that have ensured that puppet Trump remained in office for four years serving their interests, which interests include maintaining public focus on totally irrelevant sensational issues so attention is never on the thieves and proven criminals (Iraq war) in high office and other places of financial power. (story and 1 image)
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text Totally Bungled Afghan War Strategy Exposed Eric Margolis via cyd, Sunday, Dec 15 2019, 5:40pm
“In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

This week, the Washington Post newspaper revealed a bombshell, 2,000 page secret Pentagon report detailing the astounding failure of US war strategy in Afghanistan, America’s longest war.
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trumpjohnson.jpg image Can Filthy Rich Elites Sink Democracy in Britain and the U.S.? -- Sure Can! Juan Cole via jess, Saturday, Dec 14 2019, 7:48pm
The constant attacks on freedom, liberty and independent thinking (independent choice) by our elite owned information systems plus new levels of wealth concentration has resulted in the complete subversion of democracy. The degree of wealth inequality both in the US and the UK is now virtually unprecedented, as is media concentration/consolidation. That is, fewer and much wealthier people own more news and other information systems today than ever before, and they use it against the public interest and to advance THEIR agendas/interests. (story and 1 image)
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text Landslide Victory for Conservatives in UK james, Friday, Dec 13 2019, 9:04pm
Some myopic analysts that do not know their stuff are astounded by the margin Boris Johnson's conservatives won the UK general election, while those with a broader perspective see no surprise whatsoever.
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historicalpriceofoilsince186120116.jpg image History of the Federal Reserve -- Eliminating the Gold Standard Ellen Brown via kate, Friday, Dec 13 2019, 6:12pm
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. (story and 1 image)
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Useless Oz PM Scott Morrison, 'what day is it? image Disconnected Pentecostal dribbler Oz PM Morrison Forced to Speak on Bushfire Emergency reg, Wednesday, Dec 11 2019, 9:19pm
FINALLY speaking to the media, insular PM Morrison says he “understands” bushfire emergency! Well, you dipstick runner from your primary responsibility to the nation and its people, over five million Sydneysiders, after weeks of inhaling toxic smoke and dangerous 2.5 particles, which have long term deleterious effects on health, also 'understand' the bushfire emergency but still NOT a WORD on policies for future mitigation, reduction and prevention from a clearly USELESS PM that CLEARLY AVOIDED the issue by attempting to shift focus to international criticism of his ABYSMAL performance in this crisis, after all it's all about him, NOT the nation and suffering population affected for weeks by poisonous air pollution. (story and 1 image)
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text Cultural Reproduction and Freedom claire, Tuesday, Dec 10 2019, 11:26pm
It is self-defeating to write reformative and/or subversive revolutionary material about any existing culture. All the great philosophical, religious and political treatises that we imagine were/are new are merely reproductions of culture as process. WHY/how? Simply due to the fact that culture resides internally as 'mind' – distinct from consciousness – and externally as a social phenomena, though both productions are inextricably bound in an extremely tight symbiotic relationship by LANGUAGE.
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The Image NATO likes to Portray image Senile, Demented and Incontinent: NATO at 70 Martin Sieff via reg, Sunday, Dec 8 2019, 9:49pm
“Old Age,” the great French President Charles De Gaulle famously said, “is a shipwreck.” We should certainly feel that way about the 70th birthday celebrations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – the most venerable security alliance and organization in the world.

The London Summit made it clear to the whole world: NATO at 70 has become a global joke. (story and 1 image)
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butterfly_nebula.jpg image Premature Promise angie, Wednesday, Dec 4 2019, 9:16pm
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Raging Blue Mountains Fire blanketing Sydney in Toxic Smoke and Ash image NSW Bushfires Flare, Sydney to Choke on Toxic Smoke for Days Sarah Swain via stella, Tuesday, Dec 3 2019, 11:26pm
Heavy [dangerous] smoke smothering Sydney and other parts of NSW is forecast to linger into the weekend, as bushfires flared after being fanned by winds. (story and 2 images)
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bushfires.jpg image It Doesn't Hit Until it Hits YOU! jaxie, Sunday, Dec 1 2019, 11:27pm
Sydney's five million insouciant, insular population has recently been woken to the real effects of climate change and increased bushfires, while it chokes on yet another toxic cloud of smoke but this time from the south, as the only direction no fires burn is the eastern seaboard – smoke from the north, south and west empty into the Sydney city basin and it affects everyone including pets; the beautiful harbour city is now one of the most polluted in the world, well done Oz State and Federal governments that have had decades to prepare for the effects of climate change and increased bush fires with controlled back burning policies and provisions/regulations for the elimination of accumulated fuel. And for those that imagine such controlled back burning kills flora and fauna, well wake to the fact that it kills far less than out of control bush fires that literally rage and travel scorched earth across the land. (story and 2 images)
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pollutionopera_house.jpg image Welcome to Sydney 2020 darcy, Sunday, Dec 1 2019, 5:50pm
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text Will the ICC Prosecute Perpetrators of the ‘War on Terror’? Ramona Wadi via stacey, Saturday, Nov 30 2019, 9:20pm
On May 13 2014, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Chief Prosecutor announced it would reopen the investigations into alleged war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, following additional submitted information pertaining to the investigation which had been concluded in 2006.
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us_dictatorships.jpg image Spreading 'Democracy' the American Way Larry Romanoff via jess, Saturday, Nov 30 2019, 8:32pm
The list is BLANK. But how can that be? We all know that the US has freed dozens of nations from their evil and repressive governments, and installed loving democracies where people lived happily ever after, swamped with freedoms and overwhelmed with human rights. We know this because we’ve read and heard it hundreds, or maybe thousands, of times. It’s in all the US history books. We’ve seen it in so many movies and even read it in comic books when we were kids. It must be true. So why is the list empty? How can that be? (story and 1 image)
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