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Slouching Towards Election Day

It’s getting hard to give a shit about this election, though you might still care about this country. The damage has been done to the two long-reigning political parties and perhaps that’s a good thing. They deserved to be dragged into the gutter and now they can either go through a severe rehab or be replaced by as-yet-unformed coalitions of …

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John Kiriakou – Kathleen Kane: Another Whistleblower Goes to Prison in America

ormer Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane is likely headed to prison. She was found guilty recently of multiple counts of perjury and criminal conspiracy for leaking grand jury information to a reporter. But Kathleen Kane is also a whistleblower. And like most whistleblower cases, there is more than meets the eye in this one, more than what the press would have you …

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JESSE VENTURA – Why are Lawmakers So Afraid to Legalize Marijuana?

There are many legal activities we can partake in that aren’t exactly healthy decisions, but our government has no say in how frequently we do them or if we’re doing them to excess. For instance, as Americans, we can buy and consume as much alcohol as we want, we can smoke as many cigarettes as we want, and we can eat as much fast food as we want. …

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

There’s a new Markopolos in town with that same brand of leave-no-stone-unturned tenacity and he has his sights set on the charity operations of Hillary and Bill Clinton, known as the Clinton Foundation and its myriad tentacles. Ortel’s actions come just as Hillary Clinton makes her final sprint for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States with Bill …

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Huge News: Monsanto to Pay $80 Million for Misrepresenting Round Up Earnings

Monsanto just keeps being forced to pay the piper. The mega-corp has lied to consumers about the safety of GM seed and their best-selling herbicide, and now it is being held accountable for stealing from and cheating its investors. The company will pay an $80 million settlement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a penalty for lying about earnings …

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Political Dark Money Just Got Darker

As untold millions of dollars pour into the shadowy campaign troughs of the presidential candidates, voters need to be reminded of the rosy assumptions of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that legitimized the new spending frenzy. In allowing unlimited spending on candidates by corporations and unions, the court’s decision, in 2010, blithely pronounced, “A campaign finance system that pairs corporate independent …

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LOA Today – 11.05.15

Last week’s guest, Joel Elsten, has been on the show twice before. I had him on last week to discuss his new book, The Bench, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine bookstores.
This week, as promised, we go back in time to my first interview with Joel from December 2012, in which he tells me the story of how he ended up eating from that dumpster in the first place. It’s a story of how one man fell to rock bottom, then managed to claw his way back up to heights he never previously dreamed of.

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Deirdre Fulton – High-End Visa Program Blasted as ‘Immigration Reform for the 1%’

Actions are taking place in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle on Tuesday decrying a controversial U.S. immigration program that unions and immigration advocates have dubbed “immigration reform for the 1%.” “If Congress renews the ‘$500,000 green card’ EB-5 program without any comprehensive solutions for immigration reform, they’re sending a clear message: the American Dream is for sale …

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Pratap Chatterjee – “Project Omega” Reveals Secrets Of Dark Pools Stock Trading

Investment Technology Group (ITG), a U.S. stock broker, paid a $20.3 million fine for running a secret operation named Project Omega to take advantage of “dark pools” trading orders made by its clients. Experts say that Barclays and Credit Suisse may also soon pay fines for dark pools trading scams.Most traders buy and sell stocks on public stock exchanges – …

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Kevin Ryan – Fourteen Incredible Facts About 9/11

As the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it’s important to remind people that we still don’t know what happened that day. What is known about 9/11 is that there are many incredible facts that continue to be ignored by the government and the mainstream media. Here are fourteen. An outline of what was to become the 9/11 Commission Report was …