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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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Terrorism we use the term with gravitas, but not with precision;

''a white terrorist is an enigma. A white terrorist has no history, no context, no origin. He is forever unknowable. His very existence is unspeakable. We see him, but we pretend we cannot. He is a ghost floating in the night.''
Some of the country’s earliest antiterrorism legislation was passed to stop the Ku Klux Klan. So why do we assume that terrorists must come from somewhere else?
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Washington's Blog throws down a; "are you gonna let him say that to you" challenge to John Kerry. My money is all the way on the Colin Powell scenario. For Kerry to grow a spine with a brain on top at this stage in his career is pretty unlikely.  Nuland, for her neocon wolf pack, are running the show in Ukraine, not even Obama seems to have any sway on the operation.
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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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