fix articles 4415, thomas jefferson
The birth of propaganda and The war of perception (tags)
One of the founding fathers of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, therefore also openly admitted that especially in democracies, where the majority of people decide, the control of thoughts and feelings is a central tool. "Public relations involves 'the engineering of consent.'"
Russia Won The Cold War (tags)
Libertarian 2016 Friday, November 19, 2021 Russia Won The Cold War
RUSSIA WON THE COLD WAR (tags)
"We will take America without a shot, from within." Nikita Kruschev
Libertarian Values For Smart People (tags)
The Divided Nation. White Nationalism in History and Society (tags)
Americans have always valued their liberal heritage and their political system which tends toward the vital center. Two souls dwell in the American breast to speak with Goethe. White privilege is a defining factor.
The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Law (tags)
The US collaboratively built international law and its institutions and had an authoritative influence for more than 100 years.The US shows an unparalleled contempt for international law by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights.
Vienna: Housing is a Human Right (tags)
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are half the rents in Munich.
Why has the US gone mad? (tags)
Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.
Our Beautiful New Clothes (tags)
Neoliberalism seems to create "clothes no one can see" when it mystifies the market and competition and uses the austerity-model, the location-model and the adjustment-imperative or extortion to turn economics into nature.
Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.
Donald Trump as the Antithesis of Liberal Politics (tags)
Was this a victory of a show over substance? Was this a triumph of anti-intellectualism rampant for years? Trump capitalized on the economic plight of a very concrete section of the population. Today the US is a source of fear for the rest of the world
God save the ordinary man / woman, curse the wicked fbi / police (tags)
The people must prevail over the murderous police/fbi, or all we value as human beings be lost.
Oscar Contender Truth Explains Why the News Doesn't Tell It Anymore (tags)
The movie, or rather documentary, "Truth", establishes the retaliation that takes place when newsmen and producers tell the truth.
Near Zero Percent Federal Funds Rate Since December 2008 (tags)
Pacific Radio Discovers Audio Of Speech by Dr King To London Audience (tags)
Pacific Radio has discovered audio tape of a speech Dec 7 1964 Dr Martin Luther King gave in London days before his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize as the youngest recipient ever at that time. It is in audio at http://democracynow.org and in text at http://pacificradioarchives.org
Monied Interests Have Lots to Give Thanks For (tags)
Joe Biden's Rhetorical Ineptness (tags)
Election Day with Occupy Los Angeles: Know Your Rights Juror Education Rally (tags)
As Los Angeles went to the polls for the statewide district primary elections, members of Occupy Los Angeles gathered in “Solidarity Park” (otherwise known as the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St.) for a picnic and educational outreach action about jury nullification.
Mixing Government and Religion in Tempe, Arizona (tags)
How do you spell "F*ck the First Amendment" - Tempe, Arizona a religious theocracy
Wall Street Journal Reinvented History (tags)
100 Years of Financial Terrorism (tags)
China Calls for De-Americanizing (tags)
Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man (tags)
Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)
Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!
Fast-Tracking Toward War on Syria (tags)
Obama's War on Free Expression (tags)
Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)
The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.
Impeach Obama: A National Imperative (tags)
Chavez Inauguration Postponed (tags)
In the Blockade Trap (tags)
Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,
Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking? (tags)
Letters to the Editor (tags)
Some Letters to the Editor
Health Care and the Supremes (tags)
When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in late March, the vicious hostility of their comments signaled their intent not only to rule so-called "Obamacare" unconstitutional but to fundamentally recast the Court's jurisprudence. It's clear from the health-care hearings and from previous decisions like Citizens United that the Court's five-member Right-wing majority wants to return to the days before and during the New Deal when the Court quite consciously saw its mission as protecting the 1 percent by ruling any meaningful attempt at regulating the economy unconstitutional.
Washington Preparing for More War (tags)
Katherine Stewart Exposes the "Good News Clubs" (tags)
They bill themselves as "nondenominational Bible study" groups for grade-schoolers, but according to investigative reporter Katherine Stewart, the Good News Clubs are just part of a broad-based campaign by the radical religious Right to turn public schools into arenas of religious conversion. They've already won virtually complete permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to run roughshod over the separation of church and state, and religious organizations — especially anti-woman, anti-Queer Fundamentalist ones — have become a 900-pound gorilla able to push themselves into any public school they want to crash.
Video: Constitution Cafe: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution (tags)
Christopher Phillips is the author of Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy and Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart. He teaches in the graduate program in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Visit christopherphillips.com.
Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)
"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.
Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)
Stop the Machine Occupies Washington (tags)
DeChristopher Pre-Sentence Statement (tags)
The future is in good hands with young men like Tim DeChristopher, sentenced to 2 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and probation after continued Bush prosecution by Fascist Obama's Justice Department. His pre-sentencing statement is below.
The New War of Independence - Against Corporate Politics (tags)
This is the age of corporatized politics. That means we may admire our leaders, but we can't depend on them. We're paying the price for Thomas Jefferson's unfulfilled desire to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government...
Breaching Gaza's Siege (tags)
THOMAS JEFFERSON x JOS? BONIF?CIO DE ANDRADA (tags)
In Brazil we never asked what the USA have to teach to our country. The answer would be just ANYTHING.
The Founding Fathers: Bill Maher Got It Half Right (tags)
Jefferson was a privileged, rich plantation owner who owned slaves. No wonder he had time to learn six languages, dabble in architecture and play the violin, he didn't have to go to work every day.
Bizarre Developments in Haiti (tags)
more despotism planned
Banking in Venezuela (tags)
Destroy Talk Radio and Fox News! (tags)
In order to reverse the seemingly inexorable march of American political and popular opinion to the Right, progressives and the Left in general MUST confront the power of talk radio and Fox News as Right-wing propaganda outlets that are brainwashing millions of Americans. This article, published as the editorial in the September 2010 Zenger's Newsmagazine, calls for a worldwide boycott of advertisers on talk radio and Fox News until the shareholders and managers of these corporations realize that their subsidy of Right-wing nutcase politics is going to hurt their bottom lines.
Never Turn Back: SNCC's 50th and the Ongoing Battle for Democracy (tags)
Full and firsthand report on the SNCC 50th Anniversary Gathering in Raleigh, NC, April 15-18 .
CURA FERNANDO LUGO SUMA DERROTAS POLITICAS, ESCANDALOS Y DENUNCIAS POR CORRUPCION (tags)
CURA FERNANDO LUGO SUMA DERROTAS POLITICAS, ESCANDALOS Y DENUNCIAS POR CORRUPCION
Abolish the Fed and Return Money Creation Power to Congress (tags)
Only Congress empowered to create money
Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole (tags)
the face of political persecution in America
Steve Hadley: Council Candidate's Odyssey from Pulpit to Politics (tags)
San Diego City Council candidate Steve Hadley is considered an underdog because he doesn't have the party connections, name recognition or donor base of his opponents. But he's got a lot of assets; as the chief of staff for the Councilmember he's running to replace, Donna Frye, he's got her support and that of the community organizers and activists he's worked with as part of her office. He's also got a compelling personal story; he grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist church, pushed the church towards greater acceptance of equality for women and Queers, then left the ministry to study law and work in politics.
American Jury Duty as of June, 2009 (tags)
An article on American Jury Duty
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
NLE 09 TARGET ANALYSIS -- CHI NYC HOU PDX DC -- (tags)
Dr. James Fetzer joins a group of officers and non-coms from Ghost Troop, the controversial cyber militia dedicated to thwarting 9/11-2B false flag attacks. Together they conduct a powerful analysis of the pending terror drill, NLE 09.
ADL Hate Laws Hate Freedom of Speech (tags)
The Anti-Defamation League (as its contrarian euphemism for an organization that does little, if anything, to fight defamation against Arabs and Muslims by rabid Islamo-phobes in the U.S. like Jewish-American Michael Savage) is “again” proposing another anti-free-speech bill disguised as the “Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act” HR 1966, which makes it a thought crime to “intimidate” and “harass” anyone over the Internet or on the airwaves.
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part V (tags)
Part V of Federal Reserve plunder
It’s Time to Grow Again! Let Hemp Loose.-Production buried by past needed now in America (tags)
"Hemp is anti-microbial and highly resistant to insects. It NEVER requires the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Hemp, unlike cotton, does not deplete the soil of nutrients. This makes it cheaper to produce, eliminates groundwater pollution due to pesticide run-off, and curtails farming community exposure to toxic and cancer-causing products.
Growing hemp reduces our dependence on petroleum products such as petrochemical fertilizers. Currently 15,000 lakes in the US are so contaminated by toxic agricultural runoff that NOTHING can live in them.
Hemp paper requires less chemical processing and can be whitened without producing dioxins. Unlike wood pulp paper, hemp does not harden, yellow, or crack with age. "......Boulder Hemp Initiative Project
The Federal Reserve Abolition Act (tags)
Abolishing the Fed.
Recrossing the Rubicon (tags)
Questions whether the U.S. is and will be a democratic republic.
The Federal Reserve: History of Lies, Thievery, and Deceit (tags)
Former Congressional Candidate, 6th District N.J. "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Thomas Jefferson
The Shortwave Report 11/21 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Prop. 8 and the Triumph of Theocracy (tags)
The passage of Proposition 8 proves that many American voters are committed to a basically theocratic view of government in which THEIR moral values and commitments should rule over others. It also means the Queer community needs to do some soul-searching over why people of color and others we considered natural allies voted for 8 in greater percentages than whites did, and whether "marriage" as a term carries too much religious baggage ever to win majority support for its legal extension to same-sex couples.
God's Nation (tags)
The trinity of themes "Last Hope-Noble Victory-Disgraceful Defeat" has been the core of the US-American state religion, whether called the Monroe Doctrine, Cold War or War against Terror. A multipolar world with many civilizations is the best hope for the future.
It’s The Money, Stupid!: Over $1 Billion Raised for Prez Race! (tags)
The candidates for the White House have raised over $1 billion in their quest to win the election on Nov. 4, 2008. The Dems’ Sen. Barack Obama has racked in $639 million, while the GOP’s nominee, John McCain, has taken in $360 million. The four other Third Party candidates for the presidency have brought in about $5.5 million. The only thing we know for sure is this: When big money contributions dominate the electoral process, the people lose!
Texas, Miami y Mark Warner with Barack Obama (tags)
Texas, Miami y Mark Warner with Barack ObamaAuthor afc Date Created 25 Oct 2008 Date Edited 25 Oct 2008 07:54:37 AM Rating Current rating: 0 License This work licensed under a Creative Commons license We know that these new times demand new thinking In a global economy, you shouldn’t have to leave your home town to find a world-class job. “Aunque parezca que uno solo no puede hacer nada contra [“los dogmas de la globalización” del “Gran Imperio”] sería tan sencillo como volver al consumo local. Si Gadhi fuera el asesor económico de Mallorca pediría proteger la producción local” Me fijaré mucho que hace la comunidad cubanoamericana. Les pido que no hagan, una vez más, el ridículo votando por Homer-McCain. TEXAS para BARACK OBAMA. Este es mi sueño más difícil, quizás. En Cuba se puede producir una mutación hacia precisamente una sociedad democrática (nadie, como en Venezuela, irá a la cárcel por delitos de opinión, reunión o manifestación), cooperativa y no estatalizada.
Martial law threat? Rep.Brad Sherman/DN! expose (tags)
California Congressman Brad Sherman says threats were made to instigate martial law if the Wall Street bailout was not passed. Democarcy NOW! Army Col.Micheal Boatner & THE PROGRESSIVE's editor Mathew Rothschild re: deployment of US troops inside the U.S.
Celebrate Constitution Day On The 221st Anniversary Of The US Constitution (tags)
Tell her you still love her after all these years. Who? The Constitution! Join us 17 September 7PM in Los Feliz
WaBun-Inini: A true American hero : praises Robert Mugabe (tags)
another enlightened supporter of Robert Mugabe in the face of neocolonial attacks on Zimbabwe
Obama, at Last! (tags)
With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.
David McCullough, at Boston College, Sees No Evil (tags)
What is the role of the intellectual in the Age of Bush and Cheney? On May 19, 2008, David McCullough, gave a commencement address at Boston College, a Jesuit institution. He never said one critical word about the Iraq War or the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang that got the U.S. involved in that Neocon-inspired conflict. I believe Mr. McCullough missed an opportunity to speak out and to inspire the students to take their country back.
Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority" (tags)
Advancing disruptive social protests for change.
White Rabbits from the White House (tags)
"When politics threatens to destroy you, tell stories, stories of good and evil. Make every election into a morality play," Rove said. When politics becomes a spectacle and making more money out of money is stylized as the most noble pursuit, may our storytelling be life-giving!
Destroying Public Education in America (tags)
Privatizations schemes to destroy public education.
H.R. 1955: Government Suppression of Free Thought and Free Expression (tags)
H.R. 1955 , passed by the House, would result in the curtailment of the rights of all Americans. If this bill becomes law, those with "extremist belief systems" - as defined by the government - would be subjected to government scrutiny and worse for supposedly promoting "violent radicalization".
Traces of the Authoritarian Personality in the Three Abrahamic Religions (subtitle of enti (tags)
We will examine whether terror is institutionalized in the psychology of some religions. There are many interesting and provocative ideas discussed. Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc.
Ron Paul and the Employer/Employee Relationship (tags)
Ron Paul's Blimp is Flying High — How About His Reputation Among Working People?
The Legality of Justice Versus Blind Faith (tags)
Are political guarantees just so man words on paper to be used for political speeches? Who is ultimately responsible for enforcing principles of law in a republic? Given the reality that justice is very much a human concept, what can people presume, if anything, about such abstract words as “justice” and “fairness: before the law? What informs these legal meanings that people too often take for granted? Dedicated to the prisoners at Guatanamo who are or were innocent and to their lawyers who are attempting to bring justice to bear.
U.S. Catholic Bishops “See No Evil” in the War Party (tags)
The Bush-Cheney Gang has been running the country into the ground the last seven years, while creating a framework for a fascist police state. It has also slaughtered 1.2 million Iraqis and sent 3,867 of our finest sons and daughters to a early grave in an illegal and immoral war. But, you wouldn’t know it from any of the results of the annual conference of U.S. Catholic Bishops. To them, abortion is the greatest evil facing Mankind! Go figure!
Al Gore Urges Masturbation to end War and Global Warming (tags)
It’s more convenient than going extinct.
Forrest Church Speaks on God and America in San Diego (tags)
Forrest Church, Unitarian-Universalist minister and son of the late Senator Frank Church (D-Idaho), spoke October 4 at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego on the history of the relationship between church and state in the U.S. His message, surprising in front of a progressive audience, was that religion shouldn't dominate politics but it shouldn't be read out of the public sphere altogether either. Many progressive causes, including the abolition of slavery and the 1960's civil rights movement, were headed by religious leaders.
banks failing soon (tags)
Stock Market Meltdown - First Signs of Global Economic Rout
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
From Historic Jamestown, VA to the Endgame (tags)
Virginia is steeped in history. Recently, I decided to take in Jamestown. It sits on the James River, not far from the Chesapeake Bay. Founded in 1607, by the Brits, it almost went the way of the lost colony of Roanoke. However, Captain John Smith, a so-called “commoner,” saved the day. By the time, the Native Americans leaders figured out what a mortal threat the British interlopers posed to them, it was too late for them to do anything about it.
The War on Free Expression (tags)
The struggle to save our First Amendment rights
AIPAC’s Gabfest: Israel Lobby Shows Off Its Power (tags)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was in Washington, DC, for a three-day gabfest. Leaders of both the Democratic and Republican Parties were slated to make appearances at the event held at the Washington Convention Center. The Israel First Lobbying group is known for its dominating influence over the U.S. Congress and the presidency. Outside the Center, on March 12, 2007, activists made their voices of protest heard.
George Bush Psychotic Legacy Fears Drive Him to Nuke Iran (tags)
A psychotic clown in the White House.
A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)
A review of the past year and review of year ahead.
Aaron Burr and Dick Cheney: Two Treacherous VPs (tags)
V. P. Dick Cheney is a very powerful, but desperate individual. The idea that the Bush-Cheney Gang is planning to send 30,000 more troops into the Civil War in Iraq is insane. A planned war with Iran is also on Cheney’s agenda as a diversion to save himself and George W. Bush from impeachment. The Special Prosecutor will soon cross examine Cheney in the “Scooter” Libby case. Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon to impeach, say good-bye to the Republic!
A good reason to legalize pot (tags)
Hemp has many uses but remains illegal to grow without permit
The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)
How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.
NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)
NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS
THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)
HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED
Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My! (tags)
If my memory hasn't failed yet, it wasn't just the Republican Party that got us into this horrible mess. The Democrats voted for it as well, promoted it as a necessity, and even bombed Iraq on a regular basis throughout the 1990s; all the while aggressively supporting UN sanctions that resulted in over one million innocents dead.
Historians will Morally Impeach George W Bush for Exploiting, not Honoring 9/11 (tags)
George W Bush will be impeached by the court of history for using 9-11 to create fear throughout the land, rather than bravery, courage and valor.
Populist #32 (tags)
Centralization and Popular Elections
DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)
HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION
DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)
AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION
Populist #30 (tags)
Concerning Faithless Electors and Voter Turnout
HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)
HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE
Populist #27 (tags)
Power of the Executive Branch
Populist #26 (tags)
Responsibility and War Powers
No Balls. They’re All Whores !!! (tags)
No Balls. They’re All Whores !!!
Populist #25 (tags)
Limiting Presidential War Powers
Captain Ahab and his Watery Grave (tags)
The novel Moby Dick appeared to Moltmann and others as the American myth. "Thewhite whale is the symbol of evil and Captain Ahab is the tragic hero. America's messianic dream becomes the tragic myth."
Populist #23 (tags)
The Executive and War Powers, continued
Populist #23 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued
Che Clooney (tags)
Che Clooney is
Populist #21 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
Populist #21 (tags)
On the Executive Branch
Alito Confirmation: A Straussian Neocon Fait Accompli (tags)
if I was a betting man, I'd say this is precisely what will happen: another nine eleven, possibly one of a larger magnitude, will put the finishing touches on the murder of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Judge Alito, Jesus, Homosexuality, Abortion and Privacy (tags)
The "religious" right REALLY wants Judge Sam Alito on the Supreme Court. But why? How might Judge Sam help advance their agenda? And do you know what Jesus of Nazareth actually SAID about two of the "religious" right's hot-button issues? - - - - - - - - - -
Hitchens on War (tags)
Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win
“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)
UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.
BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)
A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.
Populist #16 (tags)
On Defects in our System of Elections
ACT NOW - US/UK Extradition Treaty Goes to Hearings TUES. NOV. 15th (tags)
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has announced hearings for the proposed US/UK Extradition Treaty. The hearings are to take place TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15th 2005. PLEASE ACT NOW.
Populist #15 (tags)
Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued
The Federal Reserve is Privately owned (tags)
The secret to enslaving a nation.
Fed Privately Owned (tags)
Learn about the financial fraud that has enslaved you your whole life!
Populist #13 (tags)
Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued
Speaking Truth to Power (tags)
I would like to acknowledge the following professors for this dialogue and article about a sensitive issue in the Chicano movement: Mario Barrera of Berkeley, Noam Chomsky of MIT, Chuck O’Connell of UC Irvine, and Jorge Mariscal of UC San Diego.
Populist #10 (tags)
Constitutional Democracy as a Defense against Centralized Power, continued
Populist #7 (tags)
Constitutional Democracy as a Protection against Internal Hostilities - continued
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/15/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Cuba, Netherlands, and Russia.
Onward, Christian theocrats: the Yankee Taliban on the attack (tags)
“Our goal is a Christian nation,” says Terry Randal. “We are called by God to conquer this country.”
Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? (tags)
A post-election headline from the Akron Beacon Journal cites a critical report by twelve prominent social scientists and statisticians, reporting: "Analysis Points to Election ‘Corruption': Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04 Vote is One-in-959,000." Citing "Ohio's Odd Numbers," investigative reporter Christopher Hitchens, a Bush supporter, says in Vanity Fair: "Given what happened in that key state on Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered inspection of its new voting machines."
Populist #5 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
You Support Bush's Wars? Enlist NOW ! (tags)
That each and every Republican flag-waving Christian male 18 to 39 could enlist in the Army at will says it all. Others which may be older could enlist in the numerous corporate security firms, like Blackwater,
Populist #2 (tags)
The Necessity of Constitutional Democracy to our Security
From Democracy to Omniocracy (tags)
Shouldn't we consider a move away from Democracy – which is really just a rule by the elite (humans) – to an Omniocracy (a government of, by and for all living beings)?
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)
Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)
To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.
LawSuit to e-Vict Secret Vote Counting & Hasten Death of DRE'$ (tags)
DemocracyRE'scue - LawSuit to e-Vict Corp.TresPassers, Secret Vote Counting & Hasten Death of DRE'$ - CounTy, by CounTy by financiaLLy-$trapped COUNTy, to $ave moNeY, proTecT the Future and purrCHASE FREEd-ohmm! The man who knows what Freedom means will find a way to be FREE. e-Voting = e -VictSHUN. When it comes to something as fundamental as democracy, the government lacks the power, through contract, to cede that power of vote counting in a democracy to a multinational corporation or to any individual to operate in secret, because vote counting is a Public democratic Right. It is a Public Right for which the government has literally never been GIVEN the power to give away. The government, Plainly and Simply, combined with ALL of the world's corporations, UTTERLY LACK THE POWER to Privatize Our Votes. We ought not legitimize that privatization in ANY way by assuming it has any validity, because it is Void Ab Initio (from the beginning). Most importantly, (to put it plainly but crudely) WE DON'T NEED TO PROVE SHIT, THE VOTING MACHINE COMPANIES MUST SIMPLY GET THE HELL OUT of our democracy. Period. UNPRECENDENTED in American history for government to claim, assume THE Inalienable rights to rig, run, ruin and OWN YOUR LIFE! and help dig your grave , how are you and WE going to rescue our country and humanity from this dangerous abyss? Lets get real and ON THE BALL, pick it up a notch, for..., We have lost the ability to replace our government by the ballot box, (our creation) claims they don't need The people's consent anymore. We must talk and act on this affront DAILY. Lawyers have few higher callings than bringing the people together to discuss democracy. What happened to the AmeriCaN Dream? SORRY-thats classified. ReVeal NOT CONceal, People~over~Profit$, The Right OR Civil RIGHTS? DRE'$ = Democracy Reduction EnTiTies. Secret Vote Counting Delays OUR Dreams. ##############################
Patriots and Parrots: Imprisoning Tongues in America (tags)
It can be dangerous to engage in free speech. This year alone, 242 journalists, in countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, have been tossed into jail for their words, and one has been killed.
Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal (tags)
GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down
New World Order 101 (MP3 5 minute speech) - please distribute everywhere! (tags)
This is an important message. Actually it is the biggest untold news story in the history of the world. It is mind blowing, therefore most people won't be able to believe it, although the facts and conclusions are unmistakable. This is the challenge the misinformed masses will ultimately face one way or another.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/22/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Russia, Netherlands, and Cuba.
The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target (tags)
The Iranians are about to commit an offense far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for his oil exports back in the fall of 2000. In March 2005 Iran is going to start competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran in 2005. The publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the following unspoken macroeconomic issues explain the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-denominated oil Bourse.
THOMAS JEFFERSON ON CHRISTIANITY & RELIGION (tags)
TJ's way is so far removed from the drooling gnats of the skull and bones society that America can now safely be called a PERVERSION...as well as Christianity too...
Be Afraid: Scared of Political Controversy at the Local Library (tags)
Farenheit 451 arrives. Ashcroft is intimidating political protesters with FBI agents; He’s already scared some local librarians about presenting authors of controversial books.
2004: Year of the Documentary (& Hopefully, Political Reform) (tags)
(mini reviews of "The Corporation" "Control Room" "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" and "Uncovered")
The Socialist Disease -- More Education Money Won’t Solve Problems (tags)
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/7/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
Matriotic Musings on Jefferson, Kucinich and The Divine Feminine (tags)
This Ani Difranco song goes perfectly with this article http://austin.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/3/ani-nextboldmove.mp3 "the left wing was broken long ago, by the sling-shot of cointel pro and now it's hard to have Faith in anything...especially our next bold move"
debunking the media lies about president Aristide (tags)
by Justin Felux the necklacing lie is going the round again in the New York Times and American Spectator
US/UK Extradition Treaty – NEW APPEAL (tags)
Review of Mike Palecek's novel "The Truth" (tags)
Sheila Conroy is with International Progressive Publications Network. Palecek is an Iowa author, former peace prisoner, Iowa congressional candidate, small town reporter.
ThinkPeaceSpeakPeaceActPeace by VOlunTEer for KUCINICH (tags)
SupPOrT the TroOPS? TrancePORT the TROOPS ! hoME ! Anti - War = Pro - Peace. Do You Promote Peace? ARE You 4 Peace? Did You Protest to Protect? You DO Know There is a PEACE CanDiDate. CAN You Support Peace by Supporting the Only Peace CanDiDate with a PEACE Plan? Respect the Troops Who Are Stuck There. HONOR Those Who Have Been Wounded and TRY to Heal the Families Grieving for their Loved, LOST by Demanding A Cease and Desist on the Archaic Ritual of KiLLing in THIS, the 21st Century!
Twisted History (tags)
Europeans didn't invent slavery, but their ideas and beliefs brought it to an end in the West. Sadly, it continues in much of the world, with not a peep from the Left.
The Next Middle Class (tags)
In their own ways, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, provided the institutional frameworks for middle-class growth. Now, radical ideas are necessary to prevent a return to feudalism.
SupPOrT the TroOPS? TrancePORT the TROOPS ! hoME ! (tags)
Anti - War = Pro - Peace. Do You Promote Peace? ARE You 4 Peace? Did You Protest to Protect? You DO Know There is a PEACE CanDiDate. CAN You Support Peace by Supporting the Only Peace CanDiDate with a PEACE Plan? Respect the Troops Who Are Stuck There. HONOR Those Who Have Been Wounded and TRY to Heal the Families Grieving for their Loved, LOST by Demanding A Cease and Desist on the Archaic Ritual of KiLLing in THIS, the 21st Century!
JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)
An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.
Civilized People Don't Need to be Governed (tags)
John Adams said that the more civilzied the people, the less need for government. Bush won't say this in one of his speeches though, since he wants more government. Parasites always want more government, which is free money for them. The parasites (teachers, lawyers, media folks, psychologists - all the ones working for the State - corporations, etc.) - all these elite creeps want to have more government - more free money. The union people want it too and the welfare people and the social security. It's a human condition to want something for nothing.
COULD LOSING THE WAR IN IRAQ BE GOOD FOR AMERICA? (tags)
Whoa! What's this? A traitor in our midst? A Benedict Arnold right under our nose? How could any patriotic American even ask such a question? Frankly, I don't know how any patriotic American could NOT ask such a question, if they have given any thought to the damage being done to America, and the disastrous events in the world relating to that damage.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/17/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, and Cuba.
California recall (tags)
California and Arnold as a new Governor. Is this a case of America on the new path for a revolution? Just my own personal thoughts.
The Treasonous Lies of Bob Novak and Karl Rove (tags)
I watched "Meet the Press" on Sunday (Oct 5), a show that more accurately should be called the "Tim Russert Kiss-ass Hour" (or TRKA - which, appropriately, sounds like the title of one of the more knuckle-dragging species of college fraternities). The show's sole purpose for being is to allow Bush administration officials and other darlings of the rightwing to drop by for coffee-and-camera time each Sunday morning and present their slanted version of the latest outrage they have committed on America while Russert smiles, nods and simpers.
How to defeat the fascists (tags)
Marching in the streets is important work, but wouldn't we have greater success if we also took control of the United States government?
GEORGE WILL FOLLIES (tags)
A REVIEW OF PAST FOLLIES...
Election 2004 Coming UP... Is Anyone Fit To Run? (tags)
Why has American academia turned anti-American? Why should anyone be embarrassed at being white? What's the big deal about a long-abolished slavery issue? Is anyone other than Ron Paul or Tom Tancredo fit to run this nation?
Why are White Supremacists flocking to "Libertarianism"? (tags)
"If George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, et al., were to claw their way out of their graves, the first thing they'd do is start another revolution." -- from a "White Nationalist"
Kucinich Is the One (tags)
This article can be found on the web at http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020506&s=terkel
U.S. is 3rd on World's "Economic Freedom" Index (tags)
Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States rank first, second and third, respectively, in the latest edition of the 'Economic Freedom of the World' annual report by the Cato Institute and more than 50 other libertarian think tanks around the world.
The Price They Paid (tags)
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Men who signed the Declaration of Independence? What price they paid to secure the "Blessings of Liberty"?
On "Hating America" (tags)
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Bernie Weiner and I open a progressive web site ("The Crisis Papers" [www.crisispapers.org]) and write a few dissenting essays, and sure enough, we get an e-mail such as this: Are you people stoned? ...
The Real Clash of Civilizations: Progressives versus the Neo-Cons (tags)
I have no quarrel with honest, decent conservatives. The essence of conservatism is the preservation of what is best from the past, the unwillingness to change what remains useful or valid just for the sake of change.
Those Freaks on the "Left Coast" (tags)
Those freaks on the "Left Coast" and their wacked out elected officials. Those idiots on the 9th circuit court couldn't judge a little league baseball game if their lives depended on it.
The Doctrine of The Left (tags)
Liberal dementia is a crisis of epic proportions. No doubt.
The Consumerist Manifesto. Book Review (tags)
"Trade is the functional equivalent to force", Bolz says self-assuredly. Whoever pursues trade and consumes doesn't wage wars apart from weapons and drug trade. Consumers as a rule are peace-loving beings. They don't hurl bombs.."
You Won The Battle But Lost The War (tags)
Today in the United States there are people who spit on the memory of your sacrifices -- people like Sen. Charles Schumer, who successfully pushes "gun control" laws that trash the Second Amendment, and Sen. John McCain, whose infamous "campaign finance" law made free speech a federal crime for independent advocacy groups. We shrink before officials who decree that unpopular opinions are "hate speech." We endure leaders who tell us that it's wrong to hate certain groups of people, but perfectly okay for those groups to hate and malign others.
The Sweet Taste of Death (tags)
Aspartame is also the reason for the epidemic of obesity as its a neurotoxic drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. (See protest of National Soft Drink Association on www.dorway.com). It is also makes the liver so toxic as it embalms you (Trocho Study, l998), that its hard to even lose weight.
Liberals vs. Conservatives? It's the Corruption, Stupid (tags)
"...how about contrasting our noble beginnings to where we stand today? Thomas Jefferson's vision for our nation is imbued with John Locke's interpretation of government of, by and for the people. "Great mistakes in the ruling part, will be borne by the people without mutiny or murmur," Locke wrote. "But if a long train of abuses. . . . all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people . . . it is not to be wondered that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavorto put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the end for which government was at first erected."
WHAT IS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL IQ? (tags)
The Constitution is the actual founding document of our Nation. It is important for every Citizen to have a basic understanding of it. It is a covenant between the People and their government which was meant to LIMIT the scope and authority of the Central Government in order to protect our freedom.
Poor Sean Hannity (tags)
Well, what can you expect from an immature groupie? Every time he tries to think, his face reflects the pain of the effort. But he really showed his emptiness recently when he said that criticism of the United States failing to guard the Iraqi National Museum was — you guessed it — just left-wing soreheads who are mad that President Bush's war has been so successful.
Talkin' 'Bout My Generation (tags)
After 9/11, I also dared to hope, as did Tim Robbins, that some great good might come from the horrors of that day. I imagined that our leaders finally might begin to listen rather than pontificate; that my generation might finally be roused from its apathetic, avaricious condition and remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive. "And then came the speech."
Noam Chomsky and Oe Kanzaburo:An Exchnage on Current Affairs. (tags)
Noam Chomsky and Kanzaburo Oe exchange on current affairs.
War and Education (tags)
Thomas Jefferson, in framing the Constitution, felt that in order for our Republic to function effectively and protect our freedoms, it was essential that we educate every citizen so that they could question those in power.
I Should not be allowed to say the following things about America (tags)
As Americans, we have a right to question our government and its actions. However, while there is a time to criticize, there is also a time to follow in complacent silence. And that time is now.
Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush (tags)
Monday, March 17, 2003: A Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush on the Eve of War
Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)
The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.
Stop being fooled and wake up... (tags)
All money is controlled by the Vatican and all politics are controlled by money and religion. You are fighting the smoke screen people while the Mystery Caesar continues the successful deception and enslavement of the entire world!!! The time has come to finally GET A CLUE...
Historians pervert U.S. history (tags)
I recently attended the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the nation's largest, most influential organization of academic historians. What goes on at this meeting eventually makes its way into your child's classroom. I was shocked by what I saw and heard.
Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)
The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia
THOMAS JEFFERSON CALLING: The time for revolution is now (tags)
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience [has] shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." Thomas Jefferson
What would the founding fathers say about bombing Iraq? (tags)
(This prophecy, by Benjamin Franklin, was made in a "CHIT CHAT AROUND THE TABLE DURING INTERMISSION", at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention of 1787. This statement was recorded in the dairy of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a delegate from South Carolina.)
WAR IS A RACKET (tags)
Smedley Butler was a true American Hero. Twice winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor (only one of 19 men to ever be so honored - and one of the few to live to tell about it). Commandant of the United States Marine Corp - in his later years he came to realize how his courage had been misused.
A New America (tags)
The peace protestors inspire hope in a nation that seemed headed for its own destruction.
Right Winger's Lexicon (tags)
I'm nothing if not fair and balanced. You decide. Do you like my definitions or BA's. We distort you decide.
YellowTimes.org shut down!! (tags)
Yellowtimes.org shutdown by Jumpline.com
The Real but Unspoken Reasons for the Iraq War (tags)
Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq is actually an OIL CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. (This is a long essay)
[PFMPE] Promising Prosperity, and Delivering Perpetually Multiplied Indebtedness (tags)
Since banking-imposed instability and maldistribution of wealth paved the way to pretend central banking was a solution for banking-imposed instability and maldistribution of wealth, we have a century of the Democrat and Republican parties, tied to the purse strings of the instrument of multiplying indebtedness they ostensibly founded on our behalf.
Condemned to Empire (tags)
Does empire encourage untruthfulness, the rewriting of history and the crisis of language and community? Can the unipolar moment annul the multipolar reality? Does denial of interdependence plunge a cnation into paralysis? Translated from the German
Every week, (tags)
we are graced with 300 or so wordz or wizdom from the great educator, Prof. Walter E. Williams. "More Government Means Less Freedom, Our Founders Knew This Well."
(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)
an essay on the necessity of direct action
Direct Democracy and the Global Justice Movement (tags)
People often ask what the so-called "anti-globalization" movement is actually for. The usual response is that we're for a lot of things, ranging from ecological sustainability to racial equality; but if there's one theme at the very center of the movement, which really sets it apart from social movements that have come before, it's its dedication to direct democracy.
Transcript of militarized police forum (tags)
In light of recent Bush administration efforts to expand the domestic role of the military, "Declassified Radio" is re-releasing the transcript of a past program on the military's growing influence on domestic policing. This program, initially released in October of 2001, includes material from a September 25, 2001 symposium on militarized policing held at Judson Church in New York City. Speakers included Paul Richmond of the National Lawyer's Guild, "Covert Action Quarterly" writer Frank Morales, and Sam Smith, editor of the "Progressive Review".
a little REBELLION NOW and then is a GOOD THING (tags)
In honor of U.S. Independence Day,here are America's founding documents, important writings from the past, and modern assessments of the state of liberty. For those of you within the United States, we wish you a happy Fourth of July. For those outside the U.S., we hope that you'll join us for a celebration of freedom.
Any suggestions for Ambassador to France? (tags)
President Linda Jones believes Arianna Huffington (author of HOW TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT and co-creator of the SHADOW CONVENTIONS) will do fine as Secretary of Education for now. Children need to learn how to overthrow their "educators".
American Liberty and Infrastructures (tags)
An outrageous attack has been launched by the Library of Congress, in a book on "Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty. Brought into question is Mr. Jefferson's moral integrity and the legitimacy of his ideas about Freedom and Liberty. If you accept the challenge to Mr. Jefferson what is left: savage capitalism and the "survival of the fittest"! I respond in this News Column.
What's wrong with civil disobedience? A CNN report (tags)
What's wrong with civil disobedience? August 4, 2000 Web posted at: 6:40 p.m. EDT (2240 GMT) By Roger Cossack Law Center Contributing Editor