Tag Archives: President Obama

A long, dark night of the soul

I have the greatest respect for Glenn Greenwald, but the story he broke this week was not really news (here). It’s been widely known for a long time now that just about all electronic communication is recorded by the US … Continue reading

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The bloody Black Bloc

Yesterday I watched a live stream of the anti-NATO protest in Chicago, for hours and hours until things kicked off and the police dispersed the crowds. It was fascinating to watch this live video, as opposed to short and/or edited … Continue reading

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The lunatics are taking over the asylum

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law that is passed each year by Congress. Basically, the NDAA specifies the budget and expenditures of the US military in the coming year. President Obama signed the NDAA … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make this stuff up

Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas What I find rather disturbing about the above article (from the Daily Telegraph, a right wing paper) is that there is no context whatsoever – ie, the authoritarian laws that are being … Continue reading

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The nightmare begins

They have a saying in Chicago, Mr Bond. Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action There’s been all kinds of rumours and misinformation flying around the internet about FEMA ‘detention camps’ (FEMA = Federal Emergency … Continue reading

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For godsake, wake up America!

Shortly before Christmas I had a bet with my mother that there would be one more big news story before the clocks struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. I cheated, of course, because I knew President Obama would be signing … Continue reading

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Buddy can you spare a dime? and sieg heil the Tea Party!

Economics is a bit like poetry, in that it is very subjective; you can’t formularise it. Sure, there are lots of theories about economics floating around, but they are just that: theory. A good example of this is the recent … Continue reading

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The stupid bastards never learn

Over the last few days there’s been much talk in the West of intervening in Libya. The very fact that American warships are now heading for Libyan shores will not only give credence to Gaddafi’s claims that the West is … Continue reading

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