Empire

War Without War Powers (the Not-So-New American Way)

Source: counterpunch November 8, 2017 by Danny Sjursen On September 1, 1970, soon after President Nixon expanded the Vietnam War by invading neighboring Cambodia, Democratic Senator George McGovern, a decorated World War II veteran and future presidential candidate, took to the floor of the Senate and said, “Every Senator [here] …

War

My Antiwar Awakening From a Boozing Baltimore Vet

Photo by David Owen | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch by James Bovard In the summer of 1975, I took off hitchhiking from the mountains of southwest Virginia to visit a college girlfriend in New England. Less than 300 miles into the trip, my thumb lost whatever magic it once …

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Reality Zone Unfiltered News 2010 December 4-10

Worldwide corruption deepens as evidenced by the fact that, in the last 3 years, 25% of the people polled paid bribes to officials of governments and institutions empowered by governments. [In general, as governments increase their power to legally coerce citizens, corruption will follow at the same rate.] Bloomberg 2010 …

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Reality Zone Unfiltered News 2010 November 27-December 3

New York City is sending organ-harvesting vans with ambulances on 911 life-threatening emergency calls.  The idea is that, if the victim’s life cannot be saved, they can extract his organs for transplant to those in need of them. The pilot program is funded by the federal government. Natural News 2010 …

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Reality Zone Unfiltered News 2010 November 20-26

US: Virginia federal judge to rule on whether ObamaCare violates the Constitution. The question is: Can the fed require citizens to buy commercial insurance? If this judge says no, the issue will go to higher courts for review. [Even if this provision is declared unconstitutional, the rest of ObamaCare (95% …