‘Peace doesn’t pay the bills’: Profiting from a war-torn Middle East

By: Sunday April 19, 2015 5:00 pm

There is a heightened sense of threats across the Middle East and states have focused on military power to address their newly found challenges By Sharif Nashashibi Secretary of State John Kerry said 9 April the US would support any Middle Eastern state that felt threatened by Iran, and would not “stand by” if Tehran [...]

 

Over Easy: Alas Babylon

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 4:55 am

Alas Babylon by Pat Frank is a novel that takes place in the fictional town of Fort Repose that sits on the equally fictional Timucuan River in central Florida which empties into the St. Johns River. Based upon the real town of Mt. Dora all in the late 1950s.

The book concerns a nuclear war with the Soviet Union but mostly about how the the characters survived the aftermath confronting the various disasters and crisis the follow

Pentagon Sends Afghans on Months-Long Gem Training Junkets

By: Friday December 19, 2014 9:00 am

America, think carefully about what you would want your tax money spent on: Schools? Roads? Public bong stations? Hah, it doesn’t matter because your tax money was spent on this crap. A Pentagon task force in Afghanistan is under investigation for ejaculating taxpayer dollars to send Afghan jewelers on lavish “gem training” junkets to India, [...]

Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing?

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 6:45 am

“You can’t change the world with words Bill, unless you write those words in the evening news with blood.” – Tom Bowen, In the movie Non-Stop Glenn Beck tried to cash in on the feeling of unity many had after 9/11. His 9/12 project in 2009 was BS. But he did understand there was unity [...]

You can only claim somebody is full of it…

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 1:30 am

Dana’s always been one to pick ‘em.

The Delusions of Crowds

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 8:00 pm

From the moment the Supreme Court installed George W. Bush as President, it was laughably evident that America was being systematically looted down to the last can of Who-hash, but until Sept. 11, we didn’t realize that the rest of the planet was next.  A distracted twelve year old watching the Axis of Evil speech could have seen that something was dreadfully amiss, and yet the pancaked halfwits “covering” it for us acted as though that surreal charade was perfectly normal.

Long before Andy Card mansplained that “from a marketing standpoint, you don’t roll out new products in August,” what was painfully obvious was that the Iraq War was being waged for several quite tangible reasons that were widely reported at the time.

Musical Chairs

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00 pm

If I were a Republican at this particular moment, I’d have but one wish: Better grifters, please.

No Justice Without Peace

By: Sunday March 18, 2012 7:00 pm

The Military Industrial Complex is a banker bailout every year. It’s over a trillion dollars a year through various departments and as much as all other nations’ militaries combined. It’s over half of federal discretionary spending every year. And that’s not counting the sales to foreign democracies and dictatorships that make the United States the top weapons supplier to the globe and allow our military the odd distinction of fighting most of its wars against weapons produced in the Homeland formerly known as our own country. But it IS counting the weapons we give to other countries. Yesterday even the Washington Post said we should stop arming Egypt.

Ike’s Nightmare

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 4:42 pm

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. More than half a century later, we find ourselves in a political system which has ignored Eisenhower’s sound advice as the influence of the war industry on our society reaches a crescendo. Nowhere is this “disastrous rise of misplaced power” more apparent than in the debate about the Pentagon budget taking place in Washington, D.C.

More New York Republicans Providing Material Support to Terrorists

By: Monday January 3, 2011 7:00 am

It’s really time for either some consistency in the way the government pursues its war on terror violent extremism, or an admission that the war on terror has disintegrated into a war on those who oppose U.S. empire. The government is still investigating a bunch of peace activists for material support. And yet four prominent Republicans can offer the same kind of material support as the peace activists — but this time in service of war or U.S. hegemony or oil — with no similar consequences?

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