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Sunday, April 20, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Is freedom disappearing in America?

Is freedom disappearing in America?

  4 Freedoms in America That Don't Exist Anymore   Freedom seems to exist more in our minds than in reality. January 28, 2013  | If asked why we live in a great country, an American is likely to respond: "Because we are free." Fortunately for the respondent, explanation is rarely required. Freedom is difficult to define, and today it seems to exist more in our minds than in reality. In a 1941 Message to Congress, Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to explain what it ... Full Story

The shootings continue

Three People Hospitalized After Shooting At Lone Star College By Henry Decker At least three people have been shot at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus, just outside Houston, Texas. According to Lone Star College’s Twitter account, the shooting occurred between two individuals around 12:31 CST. The “danger has been mitigated,” and the situation is “under control.” According to local television network KTRK, two victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and were taken ... Full Story

NRA lies about school guards

Thousands of people in the United States die from gunshots every year. They are all tragedies, but some more than others. The ready availability of guns, the increasing ease of concealed carry and laws that shield people from prosecution when they shoot someone, all contribute to this national shame. Perhaps it is just my opinion that the killing of 26 innocent people at an elementary school is shameful, the NRA does not seem agree with me. When people carry or have access to guns, they are ... Full Story

MIT’s role in the suicide of Aaron Swartz

MIT’s role in the suicide of Aaron Swartz

The following article from Salon, one of many stories on this tragedy, give an excellent overview of what many consider the unreasonable attack by the government and MIT on one of technologies brightest stars and internet freedom activist. It illustrates how the government is usurping our civil rights and freedoms. Please read careful, you could be next. If you listen or watch on Main Stream Media for your news, you had very likely never heard anything about this ... Full Story

Ho-Hum the Deficit

Ho-Hum the Deficit

  The Deficit: Not as Bad as They Want You to Think   By Evan Soltas Dec 26, If those so-called deficit hawks would stop moralizing long enough to look at the data, they might find something surprising: That data almost entirely undermine their argument. Yes, the long-run path of spending on federal health programs remains a serious and legitimate source of concern. But the numbers show that our current fiscal deficit is well within control -- as have been the deficits ... Full Story

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

    The Woes of an American Drone Operator   By Nicola Abé For more than five years, Brandon Bryant worked in an oblong, windowless container about the size of a trailer, where the air-conditioning was kept at 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and, for security reasons, the door couldn't be opened. Bryant and his coworkers sat in front of 14 computer monitors and four keyboards. When Bryant pressed a button in New Mexico, someone died on the other ... Full Story

NRA Profits from killing of children

NRA Profits from killing of children

        The NRA and Gun Companies Stand to Profit From Newtown Tragedy           Lee Fang on December 24, 2012 - 11:44 AM ET   Last year, shortly after the shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a financial analyst asked Mike Fifer—CEO of one of the largest gun companies in America—if the incident would lead to a wave of new gun sales. “The commentary from the NRA that President Obama might ... Full Story

What to do about Iran

What to do about Iran

        Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Obama in Tehran? Imagine, for a moment, a world in which the United States is a regional power, not a superpower.  A world in which the globe’s mightiest nation, China, invades Mexico and Canada, deposing the leaders of both countries.  A world in which China has also ringed the Americas, from Canada to Central America, with military bases.  A world in which Chinese officials openly brag about conducting covert ... Full Story

Ron Paul hates democracy

Ron Paul hates democracy

  Ron Paul's Farewell Speech in Congress Lays Bare His Hatred for "Pure Democracy," and Love of Oligarchy Paul believes in liberty... for businessmen. November 28, 2012  | By Robert Parry Rep. Ron Paul, an icon to the libertarian Right and to some on the anti-war Left, gave a farewell address to Congress that expressed his neo-Confederate interpretation of the Constitution and his anti-historical view of the supposedly good old days of laissez-faire capitalism. In a ... Full Story

Why the war on the poor

Why the war on the poor

Two articles from the Huffington post on the inequalities of wealth and income and the hypocrisy of the financial elite. CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks     By Christina Wilkie and Ryan Grimm      WASHINGTON -- The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed. The companies ... Full Story

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