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JOEL S. HIRSCHHORN – Welcome to Your Delusional Democracy

For some years I have used the term “delusional democracy” to describe the condition of the US.  It seemed obvious to me that the vast majority of Americans have deliberately chosen to fool themselves.  They have been brainwashed to believe what no longer is true.  Become convinced that you do not live in a true and terrific democracy, or that …

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Nick Beams – Economic conflicts threaten global trade war

The ongoing stagnation in the global economy, marked by falling investment and the emergence of overproduction in key basic industries, is fuelling the rise of trade war protectionist measures by the major powers, above all the United States. Last week, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) launched an investigation into Chinese steel mills which have been accused by the United …

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ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH & ANTHONY A. GABB – Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

Under the feudal mode of production, peasants were often allowed to cultivate plots of land for themselves on a rental basis. However, those tenant farmers rarely succeeded in becoming landowners in their own rights because a major share of what they harvested was taken away by landlords as rent, often leaving them with a bare subsistence amount of what they …

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Rishma Parpia – New Law Aims to Expose Big Pharma Influence on Physicians

Story Highlights Financial relationships between physicians and drug companies have existed for decades. Ties between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry have raised conflicts of interest concerns. The Physicians Payment Sunshine Act has stirred controversy around conflict of interest policies. It is no secret that the medical field is heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. For many decades, health care professionals and …

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Greece’s Varoufakis to Launch Pan-European Progressive Movement

Hoping to show Europeans they have an alternative to the prevailing system of “authoritarianism” and austerity, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced a new cross-continent movement with a “simple, common agenda:” To democratize Europe. The movement, known as the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (or DiEM 25), will be launched on February 9 at Berlin’s Volksbühne theater. Varoufakis, …

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Koos Jansen – “China is playing the gold game very carefully”

On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, Lars Schall talked with one of the prime researchers when it comes to the People’s Republic of China gold policy; Dutch analyst Koos Jansen. They discuss the many tricky details that have to be taken into account; since the Chinese gold buying is pretty much a covert operation. Lars Schall: My first question would …

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Can we define terror, or should we let terrorism define us?

In May 2013, the renowned International Institute for Counter Terrorism, the ICT, held a global workshop of legal scholars, experts, analysts, in order to work toward an international definition of terrorism. Without exception, all panelists worked against the effort led by Dr. Boaz Ganor. In his closing remarks, he lamented the frustrating and sterile experience. “We will never reach the level of counter …

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Let’s Create A Better World – 11.21.15

Dr. Loraine Day discusses her experience in getting cancer, becoming aware of cancer, and overcoming cancer on her own. Host Bobby Elias and co-host Stefan Rudolph discuss with her the power we have to prevent dis-ease in our life and the 10 steps of what it takes to get well. These steps include exercise, fitness and water and how important it is to fuel our Self with enough water for our body and our brain. Also the importance of Sunshine, vitamins, sleep and more and how we have to be aware of what we are putting into our system and the side effects and repercussions the wrong “fuel” can and will have on us and what we can do in order to overcome dis-ease and obstacles in life. Dr. Day’s book “I will give you back your health again” is reviewed, along with her other work and what she’s done over the years to help others grow in health, vitality and wellness. Join us for a great show today on “Let’s Create a Better World!”

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Warrior Connection – 11.01.15

The November 1 Warrior Connection was a very valuable discussion led by Denise Nichols, RN, (BS/ MS) and Doug Rokke with Dr Nick Osborne, Ph.D.- interim director of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, We discussed benefits, expectations, and support for veterans once they enroll in college and specifically under the auspices of this new UIUC program. We also expanded our discussion as applicable to other colleges and universities. Clearly the UIUC has a unique program. Doug a UIUC alumni (MS 1986, Ph,D, 1992) and retiree along with Denise who both have extensive college and military education/ training experience offered many valuable suggestions. Nick is in a unique position with tremendous maybe unsurpassed abilities to help student veterans succeed given he served as an enlisted sailor and then as a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard then rose through the ranks in academia. Nick has gathered a very capable staff too.

http://woundedvetcenter.ahs.illinois.edu

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Oliver Tickell – Fukuzilla? China’s nuclear boom threatens global catastrophe

China’s plans for 400 nuclear reactors threaten global catastrophe, writes Oliver Tickell. In the normal way of things we could expect major accidents every few years, but with 300 reactors along China’s seismically active coast, a major tsunami would be a Fukushima on steroids – wiping out much of China and contaminating the whole planet. Tsunamic waves generated in the …