AUGUST 8, 2011 8:23PM

"This Time Could Be Much Worse"

"Here’s the S&P 500 chart going back 15 years. We had a big rally during the late 90’s…a big sell-off from 2000-2002…a big rally from 2003-2007…a big sell-off from 2007-2009…a big rally from 2009 to 2011…and now we’re in the beginning stages of… Read full post »

Three Myths Debunked

Oliver Lee | yesterday | Comments 80752210

Between 100,000 and 200,000 Japanese were killed either during the bombing or afterwards in the radioactive fallout. (Photo: Getty Images)

How did Americans learn to stop

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AUGUST 5, 2011 7:10PM

Chomsky: "America in Decline"

Friday 5 August 2011
by: Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

“It is a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal is in

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As the electricity is on, for the time, I can, quickly post something.  The typhoon is, now, expected to last three more days, so please excuse any late responses to any comments, if there are any.



Obama's Great Betrayal

A Judas Kiss to the Poor


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This post is dedicated to Jack and a young OS women to be left un-named.


We, who can tear ourselves away from "reality TV" have all seen clips of seniors and protestors tasered by our "peace" officers, because . . . because .. . because, they can (and it provides entertainment).… Read full post »



U.S. 'black hole' prison's



activities kept a secret


Written by
Nat Hentoff



Almost all the known Republican candidates for the presidency have signed a pledge to assure their voter bases they share common principles ("Signing Away the Right to Gov

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Getting Things Done ... for the Rich and Powerful



"Barack Obama has belonged to Wall Street, corporate America, and the Pentagon from the beginning. Consider his first year in the White House – a study in the triumph of corporate-imperial conservatism. With its expansion o/Read full post »

Obama's Bad Bargain

The most distressing outcome of the deficit hysteria gripping Washington may be what Barack Obama has revealed about himself. It was disconcerting to watch the president slip-slide so easily into voicing the fallacious economic arguments of the right. It waRead full post »

"The president's attacks on America's social safety net are destroying the soul of the Democratic party's platform

Debt crisis: time running out, warns Barack Obama
Barack Obama. Photograph:
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JULY 20, 2011 3:01PM


"A Big Deal." 

That's what the White House has been fighting for the past few weeks in negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. It was a search for a "compromise." 

And so yesterday, President Obama applauded the gang of six "compromise" based on, as he explains, "shared sacrific/… Read full post »
JULY 19, 2011 1:18AM

The Permanent War Economy

Abrawang, You, with all due right, asked about the numbers cited in my last post, and deserve a response.  These comments are just a tad dated, but give a good general picture  of how america spends its money (money, that it hasn't really got)!





Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes FY 2009

Total OutlRead full post »

Blowing It


The smoking ruin that is the the Obama White House, and the rotting corpse that is the Democratic Party, have, incredibly, together been boxed into a corner by, of all things, the certifiably insane Republican Party.

This amazing situation has resulted not through any briRead full post »

It is not at all uncommon to see barbara joanne attempt to highjack a post by soliloquizing consecutive posts as if she was having a conversation with herself.  Her manner of demeaning others whom dare disagree is, but a sign of her demented modus operendi.


Judi Mandelbaum got an EP… Read full post »

JULY 7, 2011 10:26PM

"frank apisa is a chicken"

Apparently, prior to the misfortune of frank, nothing meaningful to add to the discourse, arriving here, a whole other group of people, unrelated to OS, reached a similar conclusion: full post »

David Swanson has written several books, holds a masters degree in psychology, worked as a newspaper reporter, press secretary for a major political presidential candidate, amongst other outstanding accomplishments. 


The other "person" will remain unnamed as befitting his contributions.

&… Read full post »

No offense to idiots:


Officials: President Obama seeks $3 to $4 trillion in cuts

By Jessica Yellin and Ted Barrett, CNN

July 7, 2011 -- Updated 0747 GMT (1547 HKT)


Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama is seeking $3 to $4 trillion in deficit cuts over the next deRead full post »

Obama Threatens to Veto Greater Intelligence Oversight

by Glenn Greenwald 


"In other words, the Obama White House -- just as was true for the Bush White House, and using the same rationale -- does not want any meaningful oversight (i.e., briefings beyond the absurd Gang of/… Read full post »

Needed Authorization for Libya War

President Dismissed Legal Advice in Libya War Policy Debate

by Jason Ditz, June 17, 2011

President Obama’s claims this week that the War Powers Act doesn’t apply to the Libyan War on the grounds that it falls short of “hostilities/

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JUNE 10, 2011 7:39PM

Lesser of Two Evils

This post is inspired by Bill Beck's excellent post:

LadyMiko's questions:

and a question I was asked on one of my last blog post… Read full post »

"Osama bin Laden was not found using torture

Detailed investigations confirm that torture did not yield actionable information – it is wrong and it doesn't work


Osama bin Laden was not found because of waterboarding, according to reports. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The question:Read full post »

by Rep. Ron Paul, May 10, 2011

 Last week marked an important milestone in the war on terrorism for our country. Osama bin Laden applauded the 9/11 attacks. Such deliberate killing of innocent lives deserved retaliation. It is good that bin Laden is dead and justice is served. The way in whRead full post »

MAY 7, 2011 8:21AM

Empire or Solvency?

by Justin Raimondo, May 06, 2011


You know something is up when Republicans start taking the lead in questioning our decade-long war in Afghanistan, and, indeed, something is up: a propitious confluence of circumstances and events, the most dramatic of which is theassasRead full post »

Rabbi who is married and the father of 11 kids on trial for allegedly molesting Israeli Army officer


Originally Published:Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:48 AM

The alleged assailant, Gavriel Bidany, married and the father of 11, claims the touching of her groin and breast occurred while he was asleep and was a mistake.
Joe Marino for News
The alleged assailant, Ga
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Tripoli - Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, the youngest son of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi, was killed Saturday in a NATO airstrike on the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the government said on state television.

Leader Gaddafi and his wife survived the attack, though they were in the same house, the spoke… Read full post »