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I didn't know that Pollard was such a seriously unforgivable criminal, but if Donald Rumsfeld thinks so, it must be true (in an unknowable tense).
Damage Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard did is so great that many senior US officials believe he should never go free.
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Say what?
It's a relief to hear politicians acknowledge the obvious reality that all Americans see in front of their faces.
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Pilger throws Syriza under the bus here. He flays Varoufakis, uses the word "discarded", but I think he goes too far here and I bet V quit when it was clear that this would be the writing on the wall.

It was a nice battle but "Goliath" also sleyeth this impressive comer. Time to regroup and pray for another champion...which of the other suckers will throw up the finger, Spain? It would be apt and legendary. 
 
john pilger suggests that band-aids will never work.
The problem of Greece is not only a tragedy. It is a lie.
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#ThisIsACoup after 15 hours nobody asks simple question. Will further austerity start growth & reduce debt burden. Answer after 5 years: no


@FabioDeMasi's Tweet: https://twitter.com/FabioDeMasi/status/620482477468028928
“#ThisIsACoup after 15 hours nobody asks simple question. Will further austerity start growth & reduce debt burden. Answer after 5 years: no”
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A seminal referendum on people vs. profit will occur tomorrow.
Should projected return on investment be put above all other concerns?  (they came for the Greeks)
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The latest chapter in the ongoing scam called "Whole Foods Market".
Whole Foods leads its industry with gross margins of over 35 percent, and if you wonder htf they pull this off, well, it's old fashioned: rip you off in every possible way.    Gross.
(or as many like to call it; "Whole Paycheck Market")
A Department of Consumer affairs investigation revealed the "worst case of mislabeling they have seen in their careers" at the city's fleet of pricey grocery stores.
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This article doesn't shy away and wow does it ever call out some names, (names of traitors)...It's been 8 years since the courageous publication of The Israel Lobby the first examination of the domination of US middle east policy by agents of Israel and questioning whether this preoccupation harms the USA's own interests by two scholars whose intelligence and loyalty were beyond reproach. It brought the long argued issue out of the closet where it could be openly debated, even by some who were vulnerable to the infamous career-ending reprisals of the Israel lobby. Yet still today the New York Times , the "paper of record" long committed to an Israel-first agenda, will not call out the names or fairly examine those involved in torpedoing the Iran deal but instead enable these war propagandists in the same fashion they enabled Israel's Iraq war agenda. 
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Here is Salon demagoguery in action, calling the Republicans Fascists and by omission, we're to conclude the Democrats are not Fascist. 

Fascism has become a practically useless pejorative, but if it has any meaning left, it is Corporatism.  That is, the iron rule of profit, by and for the strongest (richest), and though the rhetoric of the Democrats still calls for respect of humanity, it is lip service doled out as needed for votes. America's two-party charade is effectively a dictatorship of the .01% , and not coincidentally highly Fascist in practice, many many Democrats notwithstanding. Vote for whomever you like, you'll get Corporatism.
The word "fascist" has been abused by the left over the years. But a look at Trump's rhetoric shows scary parallels
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Is today one of those rare ratchet-steps of humanity moving a tiny bit closer to justice?  Not there quite yet, Israel will double-down on its drive to keep their expansion project alive by strong-arming Congress to block the agreement, but it really seems like this particular wall is coming down. 
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The net worth of the .01% is a house of cards. They are running these negotiations to preserve their wealth above all other concerns. This is the first of many crises that will adjust their net worth to reality. The Western elite is bankrupt many times over, their guns won't solve this.
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the awesomeness is back:  Rap News 33
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This is a glimpse of a deeply disturbing practice of entrapment in pursuit of political ends, power and funding that has been happening with regularity. (The Tsarniev brothers fell into this exact same trap.)
Chris Christie has trumpeted his role in the high-profile prosecution of the men behind a foiled plot against a New Jersey military base. But new evidence, including statements from a key FBI informant, reveals how the accused men — now spending their lives in prison — were set up by the authorities in an early example of state-orchestrated "terrorism."
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