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David Korten – How to Break the Power of Money

Our current political chaos has a simple explanation. The economic system is driving environmental collapse, economic desperation, political corruption, and financial instability. And it isn’t working for the vast majority of people. It serves mainly the interests of a financial oligarchy that in the United States dominates the establishment wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties. So voters are …

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Final Shots: the Clintons and Colombian Death Squads

From 1993 to 2001, Alexander Cockburn and I wrote dozens of articles on the political corruption of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their cronies in DC and Arkansas. In many ways, those years represented the golden age of political journalism, with a fresh scandal ripening each month. As Hillary cruises toward the Democratic nomination, if not the White House, it’s time to dig …

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Rob Hager – The Top Nine Developments that Defined the Struggle between Democracy and Plutocracy in 2015

January 30, 1976 is to plutocracy in the United States what July 4, 1776 was to its democracy. The fortieth anniversary of Buckley v Valeo, the 1976 Supreme Court decision that legalized systemic political corruption and fraud, presents an opportunity to assess its continuing impact. The importance of the decision will be known to those who have successfully tracked the telltale …

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Jaime O’Neill – An Open Letter to the Stupid People of America

Among my sort, by which I mean liberals, it’s often considered politically incorrect to single out people who suffer from impaired mental or intellectual function. We know that there are fellow Americans who are “thinking-challenged,” or poorly educated, and we know that it would be bad manners to think or speak harshly of these poor wretches who have enough trouble …

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Brandon Turbeville – Effort To Recall Vaccine Senator Pan Underway In California

Even though the effort to repeal S.B. 277 in California has officially failed, possibly due to what many suggest may have been a concerted act at sabotage, another “repeal” effort is taking place in the golden state. This time, however, it is not a bill that is the target, but a senator. California Senator Pan, one of the main sponsors …

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Expat Files – 09.04.15

-A update on the Latin American real estate bubble

-Can you guess the three biggest complaints gringos and expats have once they’ve moved into a house or apartment down in Latin America? Also, some tips on how one should deal with them

-Rarely do Latin countries get mentioned at all in first-world news headlines. Seems that unless there’s a big disaster, catastrophic loss of life, volcano blast, tsunami or scandal of epic proportions; the first-world media pretty much doesn’t give a rip about their short, brown neighbors south of the border. North Americans just aren’t interested. So then, why recently has little “off the toursit trail” Guatemala been getting a few 1st world media mentions here and there? Turns out, in the past few weeks there’s been some extraordinary political shenanigans happening down there. So by popular demand, today we have an overview along with some clarifications regarding the weird and unprecedented political and social events going on in that small Central American country.

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Follow the consult link on the main page at www.ExpatWisdom.com and Johnny will help you sort out your Latin American plans.

America’s Main Problem: Corruption

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workdaywatching porn. He’s been doing it …