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Some cherry-picked news

Posted by Jesse on November 17, 2008

*Don’t miss Ray McGovern and Philip Giraldi on antiwar radio today, Monday, Nov 17. For more info head over the stress blog

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Important!! Let the Obama admin know that Gates needs to go! Of course, the nation needs to be wary of who will replace the man, but we know there is some hope! Or maybe not.

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And back to the Program–Here’ s some audio news regarding the Interventionist Left, the Pakistanis, and yet another idea on government reform.

1) First and foremost: Eric Margolis on the Taliban, Pakistan, destabilization, and nukes. [MP3 here]

2) For a look at what the Nation can expect from the Left now that they have gained even more seats in the halls of the US’s Imperial State, have listen to Justin Raimondo. Learn why Obama is a dangerous man and the democrats are no different than the Republicans in so far as the big issues of the day. “It’s about continuity.” [MP3 here]

[An in-depth look at neocons here.]

3) And finally, the latest from the famed Rockwell Podcasts. Dr Mark Thornton discusses the libertarian case for growing government, the checks of power in a republican form of government, and the History behind this position. For a little political sanity, listen to this podcast.

Dr Thornton was also interviewed by Scott Horton and they discussed the causes of the housing bubble and how it’s a big big scam.

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Nader vs Baldwin “Let’s Get it On!”

Posted by Jesse on October 24, 2008

The opening question in this video is ridiculous.. It’s nice to know that those who provided the forum were so passionate about the issue. Good question, but to spend 3 minutes asking the question and then only allowing a minute to respond?! It should have been broken in to parts.

The video shows the candidates responses on protection of Israel, etc.

More videos on youtube and probably cspan.

Obviously, just as the corporate media does in their so-called “debates”, the answers by each candidate can be anticipated and follow-up questions should be on-hand. Fortunately a more open and free debate, like this one, is more conducive to a free society and the questions and answers were closer to the heart of the issues. The corporate “debates” only seek to undermine what they don’t want the public to hear. Special interest pervades.

What isn’t known or agreed upon is how the corporatocracy establishes and maintains its influence. I am of the ilk that it comes down to money. The last thing that should be done is to allow the powers-that-be more power over money. Which means, as far as visible knowledge is concerned….I am definitely in the minority.

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The best question asked all campaign season:

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Raimondo, the Middle East, Israel, and Midcoast Maine

Posted by Jesse on May 17, 2008

From antiwar.com blog

Justin Raimondo’s Speech in Maine
May 16, 2008 in News by Eric Garris | 1 comment

Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo spoke to the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations in Maine April 21.

Yesterday, Maine Public Radio broadcast the one-hour talk in its entirety.

Listen here.
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This is the text of Justin’s speech reproduced on antiwar.com
The Middle East: Turning the Page on US Foreign Policy
Turning the Page on US Foreign Policy, Part 2

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I attended this event and was happy for it. Nice atmosphere, met a few folks and had a good lunch while listening to the featured speaker, Justin, speak on The Israel Lobby.

Myself and a friend were the youngest attendees. While in our twenties, everyone else must have at least been fifty.

This forum has 150 members, roughly, and we were able to attend as “students”.
Registration is $100 per year plus the cost of lunch that is provided for each event. The fee this day was $20.

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The Lone Statesman in our US Congress say No. (HR 951)

Posted by Jesse on March 7, 2008

Stop Choosing Sides
by Rep. Ron Paul

On Wednesday, March 5, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution (HR 951) condemning Palestinian rocket attacks that include a strident defense of recent Israeli tactics in the Gaza Strip. The resolution also condemned Iran and Syria for “sponsoring terror attacks,” and demanded that Saudi Arabia publicly condemn Palestinian actions.

The resolution was originally introduced in January, but contains new language including a passage saying that that “those responsible for launching rocket attacks against Israel routinely embed their production facilities and launch sites amongst the Palestinian civilian population, utilizing them as human shields” and “the inadvertent inflicting of civilian casualties as a result of defensive military operations aimed at military targets, while deeply regrettable, is not at all morally equivalent to the deliberate targeting of civilian populations as practiced by Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups.”

Although 23 Congressman abstained or voted “present,” only one bravely voted no: Rep. Ron Paul.

Below is Rep. Paul’s statement he gave to the House before the vote.

Mr. Speaker: I rise in opposition to H. Res. 951, a resolution to condemn Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. As one who is consistently against war and violence, I obviously do not support the firing of rockets indiscriminately into civilian populations. I believe it is appalling that Palestinians are firing rockets that harm innocent Israelis, just as I believe it is appalling that Israel fires missiles into Palestinian areas where children and other non-combatants are killed and injured.

Unfortunately, legislation such as this is more likely to perpetuate violence in the Middle East than contribute to its abatement. It is our continued involvement and intervention – particularly when it appears to be one-sided – that reduces the incentive for opposing sides to reach a lasting peace agreement.

Additionally, this bill will continue the march toward war with Iran and Syria, as it contains provocative language targeting these countries. The legislation oversimplifies the Israel/Palestine conflict and the larger unrest in the Middle East by simply pointing the finger at Iran and Syria. This is another piece in a steady series of legislation passed in the House that intensifies enmity between the United States and Iran and Syria. My colleagues will recall that we saw a similar steady stream of provocative legislation against Iraq in the years before the US attack on that country.

I strongly believe that we must cease making proclamations involving conflicts that have nothing to do with the United States. We incur the wrath of those who feel slighted while doing very little to slow or stop the violence.

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