Tuesday, November 4, 2008


snopes again

they make a desert and call it peace

would the sockpuppet attack Iran? Does a bear...

McCain - Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy

a voice in the wilderness


Oregon-based CIA-linked private military contractor offers to detain "troublemakers" at polling places in Oregon.
Evergreen makes odd offer in state that votes by mail.

This came from:
anyone seen corroboration?

The Amazing Power of Music Revealed
Nearly everyone enjoys music, but did you know it could have these astounding health benefits?

The Surprising Sponsor of the U.S. Elections Video: The Surprising Sponsor of the U.S. Elections
Have you noticed which industry has funded most programs covering the U.S. election campaign?

Why You Can't Trust Most Studies on Health
What are the key points you need to be aware of when reviewing health news?

Joe Conason on McCain’s “Socialist” Ranting
"McCain’s Socialist Delusion" -- Wherever John McCain appears on the stump in these waning days of the presidential campaign, he is always accompanied by his imaginary friend “Joe the Plumber,” but it is the specter of Karl Marx that lurks just offstage

David Sirota on McCain's Big Con
"McCain Banking on a Confederacy of Dunces" -- Is John McCain stupid, or does he believe we are? That’s the question as he criticizes Barack Obama for allegedly trying to “redistribute the wealth” with a plan to lower taxes on the middle class and raise them on the super-rich.


The Importance of Scheduling Downtime
Do you feel like relaxing is a waste of time?

Robert Scheer on McCain's Economic Revelation
"The Hoover-Palin Ticket" -- And the winner is ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Remember him—the great Democratic president who saved capitalism from the capitalists by reining in their exorbitant greed? Forget the Reagan Revolution heralding a new era of small government, which turned out to be nothing more than a fig leaf for legalized corporate crime. The hero of the hour is FDR.

Chris Hedges on American Politics in the Wake of the Economic Crisis
"America’s Political Cannibalism" -- It is no longer our economy but our democracy that is in peril. Financial collapses lead to political extremism. The rage bubbling up from our impoverished and disenfranchised working class, glimpsed at John McCain rallies, presages a looming and dangerous right-wing backlash.

"Keep This ‘First Dude’ Out of the White House" -- Todd Palin seated behind a White House desk and shaping national policy could be one of the most dangerous aspects of a potential Sarah Palin presidency.

Robert Fisk on the Slaughter of Civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan
"‘Collateral Damage’ Not Much Different From Targeted Killing" -- When U.S. troops massacre Iraqi civilians in Haditha because their buddy has been murdered, what is the difference between their revenge and that of Saddam?

Marie Cocco on the 401(k) Fallacy
"Retirees Wake Up to a Swindle" -- The essential fallacy of the 401(k) has been exposed. It took a historic market collapse—one that threatens to impoverish workers already in retirement and those who are nearing it.

E.J. Dionne on McCain and the Far Right
"McCain’s Mob" -- Are we witnessing the re-emergence of the far right as a power in American politics? Has John McCain, inadvertently perhaps, become the midwife of a new movement built around fear, xenophobia, racism and anger?

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