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The Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Mechanism of the Super-Wealthy: Money-Laundering 2.0
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:47:30 +0000

We all know the rich are getting richer, and the super-rich are getting super-richer. This reality is illustrated in the chart of income gains, the vast majority of which have flowed to the top .01%–not the top 1%, or the top … Continue reading

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Why are Trump’s troops training ISIS terrorists?
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:57:46 +0000

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Donald Trump ran for the U.S. Presidency, his biggest foreign-affairs promise (which he copied from Ted Cruz) was to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism”; but, on December 27th, the Russian Government publicly accused Trump’s … Continue reading

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Who Are the Leading State Sponsors of Terrorism?
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 06:49:27 +0000

By former CIA officer Philip Giraldi. Originally published by the Strategic Culture Foundation. As 2017 draws to a close, it is difficult to be optimistic about what will be coming in the new year. The American President, whose margin of victory … Continue reading

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Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?”
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 04:57:31 +0000

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND  We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now: 2017 Was Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 04:47:46 +0000

By constitutional and civil rights lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute.   “Everyday the future looks a little bit darker.” ― Alan Moore, Watchmen Nothing has changed. Just our luck that 2017 gave us more of the same bad news … Continue reading

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Powers that Be Try to Take Down Washington’s Blog
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:07:56 +0000

The powers-that-be took down the site yesterday with a massive hacking attack. We must be doing something right …  As they say, “If you’re not taking flak, you’re not over the target”. Please donate (Bitcoin or Paypal donation buttons are … Continue reading

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Is One Reason Why the Status Quo Disdains Bitcoin Is the “Wrong People Are Getting Rich”?
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:48:23 +0000

The psychology of money, wealth and speculative manias is endlessly fascinating. Most of what’s written on these subjects focus on the process of building wealth as if it were a quasi-science rather than a psychologically driven process. Only speculative manias attract … Continue reading

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How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:19:08 +0000

War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announced that it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of. But how can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching … Continue reading

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“Wealth Effect” = Widening Wealth Inequality
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:13:28 +0000

One of the core goals of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies of the past 9 years is to generate the “wealth effect”: by pushing the valuations of stocks and bonds higher, American households will feel wealthier, and hence be more willing … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017: Why I’m Hopeful
Mon, 25 Dec 2017 17:20:12 +0000

Readers often ask me to post something hopeful, and I understand why: doom-and-gloom gets tiresome. Human beings need hope just as they need oxygen, and the destruction of the Status Quo via over-reach and internal contradictions doesn’t leave much to be … Continue reading

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