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Phillip Schneider – Government Criminalizing Rainwater Collection In All Out War On Self Sufficiency

Collecting rainwater is classically seen as a safe and sustainable way of supplying your household with an off-the-grid water supply. Some people collect rainwater only for a backup reservoir, while others prefer to go all the way and maintain their household with pure off-the-grid rainwater collection. This method ensures water during emergencies, can help control floods, saves money and liberates …

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POPPYLEAKS, PART 1 The Story of Bush 41 the Establishment Won’t Publish

With the end of the old Communist system, it seemed that free speech and a diversity of voices would flourish behind the former Iron Curtain. That certainly hasn’t happened in Russia. Even more troubling, though, is how the corporate media in the United States repeatedly fails to uncover and report the truth about recent American history. Consider the latest development: …

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William Dunkerley – Zbigniew Brzezinski, Are You Nuts?

An October 5 headline in Politico screamed out, “Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn’t stop attacking US assets.” Think about that: it sounds like Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor in the Carter administration, is advocating a direct confrontation between the world’s two nuclear superpowers. Either country has the resources to wipe the other off the face of the earth. …

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Lauren McCauley – Jimmy Carter on US ‘Oligarchy’ and Corrupting Power of Money on Politics

Commenting on the political landscape, now six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter laments that Washington D.C. has become corrupted by the influence of money. “We’ve become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy,” Carter told Oprah Winfrey in an interview excerpt released on Tuesday. “I think that’s been the worst damage to the basic moral …

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Matt Peppe – Jimmy Carter’s Blood-Drenched Legacy

A few days ago former President Jimmy Carter announced that he has cancer and it is spreading. While it would be premature to assume this spells the end for the 90-year-old, it does present an opportunity to take stock of the tenure of a President who, like the current occupant of the White House, entered office with a promise to …

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John Michael Greer – The Suicide of the American Left

Regular readers of this blog know that I generally avoid partisan politics in the essays posted here. There are several reasons for that unpopular habit, but the most important of them is that we don’t actually have partisan politics in today’s America, except in a purely nominal sense. It’s true that politicians by and large group themselves into one of …

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Politicians from Both Sides of the Aisle: Corruption Has Destroyed America

Pervasive corruption in modern America has been thoroughly documented. There are some very juicy quotes from high-level insiders about corruption in the USA. Jon Schwarz has rounded up a good collection of recent quotes on corruption from both sides of the aisle: • “Now [the United States is] just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations …

Both Major U.S. Parties are Plagues on Humanity By Glen Ford

There has never been a dime’s worth of difference between the Clintons (Bill and Hillary) and Barack Obama, and less than ten cents separates the worldviews of these Democratic political twins from the Bush wing of the Republican Party.Each has their individual quirks. Barack destroys international order and the rule of law while dabbling at song; Bill dismantled the U.S. …

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Solar Power: Fiddling While the Earth Burns. By David William Pear

The U.S.A. has no limit on the amount of money, treasure, lives, and inalienable rights it is willing to sacrifice against Terrorism. It justifies it by saying that it is necessary to keep the American people safe. There is little proof that it does. An American today, and into the far future, is much more likely to suffer from human-caused climate change …

The Evil That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Israel’s Apartheid By Sandy Tolan

For years the “A-word” has been off-limits in polite conversation about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. The A-word, we have been told, unfairly singles out the Jewish state and its use is perhaps even anti-Semitic. Such declarations can have a powerful silencing effect. However, in 2002 Archbishop Desmond Tutu broke the taboo, writing in the British newspaper The Guardian that “the humiliation of …