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Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and husband's business partner

Article by Paul Bentley. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off a 55 gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with friends and had illicit affairs with a top NBA star and one of her husband’s business partners, a new book sensationally claims. In revelations which could strike a devastating blow […]

Silver: The Underrated Beauty

From the World National Anarchist Alliance. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Today as inflation is on the rise, both silver and gold are holding their value. What I mean is that they still have the same purchasing power. As of today, a silver dime is worth approximately $2.94 If I were to […]

A Decade After 9/11: We Are What We Loathe

Article by Chris Hedges. —————————————————————————————————————————————— I arrived in Times Square around 9:30 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A large crowd was transfixed by the huge Jumbotron screens. Billows of smoke could be seen on the screens above us, pouring out of the two World Trade towers. […]

The Freedoms Defended Since 9/11

Article by Anthony Gregory. ————————————————————————————————————————————— “Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward,” said George W. Bush on September 11, 2011. “And freedom will be defended.” President Obama apparently agrees that the U.S. government’s response to 9/11 has been to defend freedom. This past Memorial Day he announced, […]

Russell Kirk and 9/11

Article by Jack Hunter. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- I am not a libertarian. Though I am sympathetic to many libertarian views and believe its current popularity is pushing the GOP in a more limited-government direction, I have long considered myself simply a traditional conservative. Philosopher and author Russell Kirk had a […]

The criminalization of speech since 9/11

Article by Justin Elliot. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Last week, a 24-year-old Virginia man named Jubair Ahmad was arrested and charged with providing “material support” to an officially designated terrorist organization, the Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). But Ahmad is not accused of sending money or weapons to LeT, or scouting out […]

A Bloody Decade of Fear and Vaunting

Article by Anthony Gregory. ————————————————————————————————————————————— On September 10, 2001, many who thirsted for liberty smelled hope in the air. The Clinton era was over and the new Bush era showed signs of being less eventful, even more peaceful. The Republican had won on a platform of a humbler […]

The Military-industrial Complex’s War on Defense Cuts

Article by Michael Tennant. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The military-industrial complex is pulling out all the stops to ensure that not one dime of its vast federal largess is taken away even as the nation faces nearly $15 trillion in debt. Defense contractors, Representatives and Senators, and current and former Defense […]

Raimondo on AttackWatch.Com

Justin is on top of it. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- On the theory that the best defense is a good offense, the Obama cult is going on the attack – launching a special web site, and a twitter feed, attackwatch.com, which is devoted to refuting the “smears” being repeated by the […]

Heroes of the Antiglobalization Movement – Part I

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— 1999 Battle of Seattle A tutor at our local polytech has asked me to do a 90 minute class in November on the antiglobalization movement. Preparing for this presentation is somewhat daunting. Apparently being the only veteran of the 1999 Battle of Seattle […]

Carl Oglesby, R.I.P.

Article by Jesse Walker. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Carl Oglesby, president of the New Left group Students for a Democratic Society from 1965 to 1966, has died at age 76. As the mid-’60s melted into the fiercer, harsher end of the decade, another SDS leader tried to sum up the mix […]

Rick Perry's Assholiness Exposed

From The Agitator. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– In case you had any doubts… Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 . . . why Rick Perry replaced those members of the Texas Forensics Commission, this ought to put them to rest. In 2008, the Commission held a meeting to determine what cases to investigate, […]

Jewish Civil Rights Group Warns Columbia University President Over Illegality of Planned Banquet for Iranian Leader

PC undermines  international diplomacy. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Jewish civil rights group Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center has sent a warning letter to Columbia University President Lee Bollinger advising him that Columbia’s plan to host a banquet for visiting Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad […]

After Kabul attack, a fight for the narrative

Unbelievable. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Six insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles attacked the heart of the U.S. presence in Kabul, Afghanistan. They fired grenades into the grounds of the U.S. embassy, killed three Afghans and injured 21 others over a 20-hour period. The six men held off a […]

Money and the Crisis of Civilization

Article by Charles Eisenstein. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Suppose you give me a million dollars with the instructions, “Invest this profitably, and I’ll pay you well.” I’m a sharp dresser — why not? So I go out onto the street and hand out stacks of bills to random passers-by. Ten thousand […]

AttackWatch.com

We have met the enemy and this is it. Heil the President! Liberal jingoism. What a bunch of morons. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– The smears didn’t end with the 2008 election. President Obama’s opponents are still using false allegations against the President and his record in an attempt to derail the […]

500 Years of Sex and Drugs

Article by Vinay Gupta. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— or, the hippies were right, but too soon. Scroll down to the Epilog (last page) if you want the tl;dr summary. But there are some good bits in the rest. Drugs Personal safety experts say that in a crisis one should never run […]

Maybe Georgia Will Execute an Innocent Man

From The Gawker. ———————————————————————————————– justice Texas shouldn’t be the only U.S. state that gets to execute innocent people, right? That’s what the jealous state of Georgia seems to be saying in planning to execute Troy Davis, convicted of murdering a police officer in 1991 and possibly innocent of […]

A Life Worth Less Than Train Fare: The Ongoing Struggle Against Police Violence

Article by Mike King. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Another young, unarmed black man, Kenneth Harding, has been gunned down, shot numerous times in the back as he fled, his empty hands in the air in broad daylight. His crime had been a simple train fare evasion for which San Francisco police […]

Funny Money

Article by K. R. Bolton. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Orthodox economists and those with vested interests in maintaining the financial status quo often refer to any scheme that challenges that orthodoxy as ‘funny money’. In a way the term is apt: there have been many examples of states and communities that […]

They Hate Us for What We Do

Interview with Michael Scheuer. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Michael Scheuer, 22-year veteran of the CIA and former head analyst at the CIA’s bin Laden unit, discusses why terrorism is a predictable response to an interventionist US foreign policy; how Osama bin Laden lured the US into Afghanistan and radicalized a good […]

Who Is Winning the War on Terrorism?

Article by Justin Raimondo. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– New York is a city under siege. As I write on the morning of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, thousands of police, federal agents, and the National Guard are swarming over the panicked metropolis, as reports proliferate that three suspected terrorists who entered […]

Anonymous Calls Gaddafi “Leader of the Free World”

From The Green Star. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The ANONYMOUS video using a female robot voice, starts off with the following statement: “People of the world, join us. Please forward this message to all embassies of green Libya, the UN, NATO, your governments, paliaments, [indistinct] etc. We are ANONYMOUS, we recognize […]

The Will to Pander

Article by Kathy Shaidle. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Immigration is a hot topic up here in Canada right now. It has been that way for decades if you’re a white, working-class “citizen” of Trudeaupia. But by order of our elite betters, our candid chatter about “those foreigners taking over the country” […]

Multiculturalism Fails in Russia

Article by Kevin MacDonald. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— An article in the Financial Times adds some interesting details about Rogozin and the situation in Russia (“Medvedev appeals for ethnic tolerance“). First, things are definitely heating up: Opinion polls show that 55-60 per cent of Russians support the slogan “Russia for the […]

Too Much Higher Education

Article by Walter Williams. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Too much of anything is just as much a misallocation of resources as it is too little, and that applies to higher education just as it applies to everything else. A recent study from The Center for College Affordability and Productivity titled “From […]

Americans Need the Truth About 9/11

Article by Eric Margolis. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— We Americans become like the moribund Hapsburg Empire which was said to have forgotten nothing and learned nothing. Watching 9/11 commemorations, which have by now become an annual religious-political event, reminds us of this old adage. One of the biggest tragedies within the […]

China, The American Colony

Article by Lewis Lehrman. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- (Editor’s Note: Lewis E. Lehrman has written a stunning article about the financial relationship between the US (Washington) and China. He asserts that, despite China’s status as the Number One creditor for Washington, it is actually an captive financial colony to the USA, […]

Universities Receive Legal Warning About Anti-Semitism on Campuses

Article by Alana Goodman. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Campus anti-Semitism is a tricky issue to tackle, and not just because it usually hides behind the mask of anti-Zionism. Pro-Israel students on campus also grapple with a lot of other issues: should they respond to the insane and baseless attacks on Israel […]

Use of Patriot Act Sneak-And-Peek Powers for Drug War Further Eclipsed Terrorism Uses in 2009

Article by Jim Cook. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- In a statement on January 26 2011, House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith declared that the extension of Patriot Act surveillance powers is necessary to stop terrorists: The intelligence and law enforcement communities that are responsible for preventing terrorist attacks need to know that […]

A Culture in Regression: We Don’t Need No Steenking Books

Article by Fred Reed. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The night closes in. Read the surveys of what children know, what students in universities know. Approximately nothing. We have become wanton morons. As the intellectual shadows fall again, as literacy declines and minds grow dim in the new twilight, who will copy […]

3 held in Detroit over bathroom trips on plane

From the Seattle Times. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— ROMULUS, Mich. — Amid anxiety over the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, police detained three passengers at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport on Sunday after the crew of the Frontier Airlines flight from Denver reported suspicious activity on board, and NORAD sent two F-16 […]

The Founding Father of ‘Collective Responsibility’

Article by Thomas DiLorenzo. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- The phrase “collective responsibility” is rather pleasant sounding, with its implication that, perhaps, we should all collectively take responsibility for our own actions. What parents should not teach their children such things? But for at least the past 150 years “collective responsibility” also […]

A Decade After 9/11, Police Departments Are Increasingly Militarized

Article by Radley Balko. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– New York magazine reported some telling figures last month on how delayed-notice search warrants — also known as “sneak-and-peek” warrants — have been used in recent years. Though passed with the PATRIOT Act and justified as a much-needed weapon in the war on […]

Der Arbeiter (On Ernst Junger)

From Open Revolt. Article by Alexander Dugin. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Ernst Junger is a prominent contemporary German writer, whose literary and political fate is a classic symbol of everything avantgarde, lively, and nonconformist in European culture of the twentieth century. A participant and witness to two world wars, one of […]

Heartbreaking Pictures From New Jersey’s Homeless ‘Tent City’

From The Green Star. ————————————————————————————————————————————– The dying “American Dream”… More than 700,000 people are currently homeless in the U.S. and the number has grown 20 percent from 2007 to 2010. A recent UN report says the way the U.S. denies its citizens access to water, basic sanitation, and […]

Is the Breakup of the United States imminent?

Article by William Van Nostrand. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— In his 1981 book, The Nine Nations of North America, Joel Garreau argues that, because of the vast differences between several parts of North America, the many national borders are irrelevant, and, that indeed, the United States and Canada are not just two […]

The Holy Healing Horny Homely Harlots of Phoenix

Article by Jim Goad. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, and last Wednesday police in Phoenix arrested what appear to be some of the world’s oldest prostitutes. Judging from their mug shots, they may rank among the world’s unseemliest strumpets, too. At least fifteen accused “sex workers” […]

Ten Years Later

From Propaganda Lalaland. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Ten years ago, the violence that the US perpetrates all over the globe finally came back to its shores. I don’t remember where I was exactly when “I heard what happened”, and I couldn’t really care. What happened that day happens all the time […]

What is a Post-9/11 World?

Article by Darian Worden. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- It’s not uncommon to hear that “everything changed” on September 11, 2001. While it is not true that policies that came after September 11 were always different from what was done before, the tragic attacks on that day did lead to major changes. […]

Another Stupid Remark from Mitt — But Who’s Counting?

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– In a recent address to the VFW, Mitt Romney denounced proposals for so-called “Defense” cuts as motivated by a desire for America to  be a “lesser power”  — which, in turn, “flows from the conviction that if we are weak, tyrants will choose […]

Move Over, Lawrence O’Donnell

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Michael Lind, at Salon (“Why libertarians apologize for autocracy,” Aug. 30,)  charges libertarians with an affinity for authoritarian regimes when it comes to implementing “free market reform.” Of course he produces the obligatory quote from Mises on Mussolini having “saved European civilization,” along […]

The State: Institutionalized Terrorism

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— For many Americans, comfortably situated at the heart of the empire, September 11th was a rude awakening, and not just in the most obvious way; to those who took the time to really consider the harrowing events of that day ten years ago, […]

The Insight of Hindsight

Article by Guy Somerset. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The day John Kennedy was killed, few thought it was anything other than exactly what it seemed to be. Most believed that the crime was committed by the party named as the perpetrator. A weapon was used that, although having lethal properties, was […]

9/11: Blowback for US Foreign Policy

Article by Patrick Foy. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- With the 9/11 anniversary upon us once again, Middle East expert Robert Fisk in Beirut has written an instructive article about our predicament. He says that we have lied to ourselves for 10 years to avoid asking the one real question: Why did […]