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Leid Stories—Election 2016: We’ve Been Warned. Will We Heed the Warnings? (Part 2)—10.12.16

Leid Stories continues yesterday’s discussion on a “reckoning” about U.S. politics that is long overdue. What does the political process mean to and for us? What is the nature of the relationship between systems of power and individual/group power? What is democracy? Does is really exist? These are some of the issues up for discussion today.

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Tyler Durden – Why Is The DHS Preparing To Take Control Of The US Election?

What do you do when you’re the dictatorial leader of an oppressive government regime looking to maintain power while simultaneously preserving the facade of free and open elections?  Well, if you’re the Obama administration then you look for avenues to nationalize state-run election infrastructure. But you can’t just seize control of infrastructure that has been successfully run at the state level …

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Paul Craig Roberts – The US: A Dead Nation Walking

I use the writings of Orlov and The Saker as checks on my own conclusions. In his article Orlov concludes that the United States is a dead nation, still walking, but no longer a uni-power. I agree with Orlov that US weapon systems are more focused on profits than on effectiveness and that Russia has superior weapons and a superior …

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Jimmy Chin – Foreigners Could Hack US Elections, Experts Say

What if a foreign head of state had the power to handpick our next President? It sounds like the plot of a movie, but it actually might be in the realm of possibility. Most people take our elections for granted. The few who don’t often suspect that one party might be trying to steal votes from the other. But they …

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Patrick Martin – The oligarchs’ election

Reports filed earlier this month with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) confirm that the US political system is completely dominated by the super-rich. The figures are so staggering, and so at odds with the conventional claims that the United States is a democracy, that even the corporate-controlled media has been compelled to take notice. Below are some representative headlines that …