Washington’s Matrix Is Closing Down Truth Throughout the Western World

Paul Craig Roberts

For a number of years I have emphasized that 9/11 was used by Dick Cheney to significantly reduce the public’s, the judiciary’s, and Congress’ access to information about what the executive branch is doing, thereby preventing legal, legislative, and electoral action against the unlawful and unconstitutional behavior of the executive branch during the Cheney/Bush and Obama regimes.

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R3publicans:  ‘Monster’ Turns Our Farmers into Serfs and Sharecroppers

The Grapes of Wrath and its vision of enslavement to big agribusiness isn’t just our past—it is our present too.

By Gracy OlmsteadSeptember 10, 2018

“It’s like watching a state circle the drain.”

That’s what journalist Corie Brown said about Kansas on a recent Strong Towns podcast. This April, Brown wrote a piece for New Food Economy about her 1,800-mile drive through the state. She discussed the state’s emptying out, noting firsthand the struggles of rural towns and the farms surrounding them.

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R3publicans/Snowden Validated: European Court Says the Mass Surveillance He Exposed Violates Privacy Rights: Reason.com

Since his whistle-blowing, the United Kingdom has granted itself even more power to snoop on citizens.

Scott Shackford|Sep. 13, 2018

When Edward Snowden revealed that the government was secretly collecting and storing mass amounts of our private communications data, he wasn’t just talking about the United States government. He also exposed the United Kingdom’s intelligence agency (Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ) as doing the same overseas.

Today the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the U.K.’s mass collection of everybody’s internet communications data violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient safeguards. The Guardianexplains that after Snowden exposed the British government’s role in citizen surveillance, tapping into communication networks to suck on that massive firehose of data, 14 human rights and privacy groups filed suit against the U.K.

Source: Snowden Validated: European Court Says the Mass Surveillance He Exposed Violates Privacy Rights – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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Chuck Schumer’s Evil Schemes

Chuck Schumer’s evil schemes to hold up the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination are beginning to remind me of Havey Korman’s Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles. It seems Schumer dispatched Diane Feinstein to send the FBI a secret letter from a secret accuser of Brett Kavanaugh. And the accuser claims the judge tried to get in her

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MuskogeePolitico:  Election Results Maps: GOP Gubernatorial runoff

This Election Results Map post looks at the GOP runoff for Governor. Previously, I posted the maps for the GOP State Auditor, Attorney General, Corporation Commission, Labor Commissioner, Lieutenant Governor, and State Superintendent&nbs…

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R3publicans:  Why the Public Must Revolt Over Eminent Domain

Only democratic pressure can fight government abuse, as a recent case in Idaho demonstrates.

By PHIL HAUNSCHILDSeptember 14, 2018

Most of the time, Boise State University’s claim to fame is its blue turf football field.

But now BSU is garnering attention for something very different: its attempt to seize private land through eminent domain. The reason? It wants to build a baseball stadium for a team that does not yet exist. This has sparked outrage from the public, which sees it as not only exacerbating the community’s housing affordability crisis, but showing just how unimportant private property is in Boise.

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  There are 62 clinics in Oklahoma known to be willing & confident to treat ill patients with the newest ‘old medicines’ coming back to Oklahoma. That’s a very small fraction of the entire medical community.  In June the voters strongly approved medical marijuana(cannabis) as a medicine that doctors should be able to utilize at their own discretion, and with oversight from the state physicians boards. Family Practice physicians are especially important in this area of…

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R3publicans:  The Government -- Liability for Thee But Not for Me

Why are those who work for the state never held accountable for the damage they inflict?

By James BovardJuly 26, 2018

Few Americans recognize the Yukon-sized legal rights void in their daily lives. I was recently reminded of this hard fact after encountering what appeared to be an anti-tank spike left over from the battle of Stalingrad in a government parking lot. Unfortunately, government’s promise to serve also routinely conveys a license to harm.

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​On August 29, 2018, Eric Levits, writing for the New York Times, declared that Oklahoma teachers had purged the State House of their enemies. He wasn’t wrong. The preceding night, in run-off elections across Oklahoma, conservative GOP legislators who had voted against tax increases as a way to fund teacher pay raises were defeated. For the first time in Oklahoma history, educators came together in a force that couldn’t be reckoned with and fol […]

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