Unravelling the Syria War Chessboard (Vijay Prashad & Abby Martin)

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Vijay Prashad & Abby Martin, "Unravelling the Syria War Chessboard", The Empire Files YouTube channel (24 January 2016)

 

An excellent interview conducted by Abby Martin with the historian Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

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AFRICOM's War on Libya (MaxForte/BobCoen/EricNadler)

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Bob Coen & Eric Nadler, "AFRICOM's War on Libya", Pat Chess YouTube Channel (08 April 2016)

 

In this excerpt from the film Shadow War of the Sahara by Bob Coen and Eric Nadler (broadcast on the Franco-German channel ARTE), anthropologist Maximilian Forte of ZeroAnthropology.net shares his insights into why AFRICOM's chief critic, Muammar Gaddafi, was earmarked for removal.

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God made Eve from Adam's penis and NOT his rib, claims religious academic (Mail Online)

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Ryan O'Hare, "God made Eve from Adam's penis and NOT his rib, claims religious academic", Mail Online (29 December 2015)

 

Oh well. Just once more...

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Is This Proof Chimps Believe in God? (Mail Online)

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Simon Barnes, "Is this proof chimps believe in God? Scientists baffled by footage of primates throwing rocks and 'building shrines at sacred tree' for no reason", Mail Online (04 March 2016)
 
I never thought I would have good reason to use this acronym. It's one that my daughter uses quite a lot, although I'm glad to say she uses it less frequently than last year when she was in Upper Juniors. But I simply cannot think of a better response to this article in the Daily Mail, so I'll gladly use it now—just this once—promise.

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Rise of the Macines (Jericho Falling)

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Swamp Dog, "Rise of the Machines", Jericho Falling (04 March 2016)

"Just this morning I was listening to the latest podcast on one of my favorite shows, The Mind Renewed, featuring two of my favorite sources, host Julian Charles, and Patrick M. Wood, author of Technocracy Rising, host of Technocracy News Hour and creator of www.technocracy.news, which features daily news items regarding technocracy and the New World Order.

 

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Worse Than the Mafia : Roger Stone on the Bush Crime Family (LRC)

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Lew Rockwell & Roger Stone, "Worse than the Mafia : Roger Stone talks to Lew Rockwell about the Bush Crime Family and why it can still make Jeb the president", LewRockwell.com (19 February 2016)

 This is an interesting interview—not so much for what Roger Stone says about Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions—but for the wider window it gives us into the Bush family. After listening to this, I paused for a moment to watch again George H. W. Bush mentioning the Kennedy Assassination at President Ford's funeral. Interesting...

 

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Banning Cash : Serfdom in Our Time (FreemansPerspective)

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Paul Rosenberg, "Banning Cash : Serfdom in Our Time", © FreemanPerspective.com (09 February 2016)

 

Over the last few months a stream of articles have crossed my screen, all proclaiming the need of governments and banks to eliminate cash. I’m sure you’ve noticed them too.

It is terrorists and other assorted madmen, we are told, who use cash. And so, to protect us from being blown up and dismembered on our very own street corners, governments will have to ban it.

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"This Ship is Sinking" Says Former Bush Official (The Empire Files)

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The Empire Files, " 'This Ship is Sinking' Says Former Bush Official", teleSUR English YouTube channel (11 December 2016)

 

In a "must watch" interview, Abby Martin speaks to retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell during the GW Bush Administration. In a nutshell, Wilkerson says that the US has become an Imperial War Machine—a "military-industrial-congressional complex" that manipulates the media, falsifies intelligence, and celebrates conflict as a means to corporate profits and expansion of the empire.

 

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Documentary on "Prosperity Preacher" Ulf Ekman (UppdragGranskning)

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"Uppdrag Granskning : Episode 13 (with English subtitles)", svtplay.se (18 January 2016)

 

Swedish documentary (with English subtitles) about Livets Ord ("Word of Life"), a "Word of Faith" church in Sweden. The documentary questions the financial management of the church, and investigates its former leader and founder Ulf Ekman, who—before his move to Catholicismwas a "prosperity theology" preacher. But just who was getting prosperous? Anyone who has heard our interview with fraud investigator Ole Anthony ("Fleecing the Flock") will find this no surprise, but sad nonetheless.

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Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts (Justin McBrayer)

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Justin McBrayer, "Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts", The New York Times, Opinion Pages (02 March 2015)

A listener kindly drew my attention to this perceptive article by Justin P. McBrayer, associate professor of philosophy at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. The piece connects the issues of Common Core (as discussed with Dr. Duke Pesta, here and here) and the question of Moral Facts (as recently discussed with Dr. Glenn Peoples). It's worth a read... and a sigh.

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12 Francis Schaeffer Quotes That Will Challenge the Way You Engage Culture (RelevantMagazine)

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Jesse Carey, "12 Francis Schaeffer Quotes That Will Challenge the Way You Engage Culture", RelevantMagazine.com (29 January 2016)

I would like to have been able to reproduce this article at TMR, but I can't for copyright reasons, and I can't even ask permission without writing to their postal address; so that's that. (In a way, it's a bit of cheek considering the bulk of the article is a collection of quotations from Francis Schaeffer's writings.) Whatever...

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Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS... or on You? (Ron Paul)

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Ron Paul, "Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS... or on You?", RonPaulInstitute.org (31 January 2016)

 

Passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual US wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties. The measure allows the president to place troops anywhere he determines ISIS is operating. Therefore, it could be used to justify using military force against United States citizens on US territory. It may even be used to justify imposing martial law in America.

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Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse (Dave Haggith)

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Dave Haggith, "Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse", The Great Recession Blog

 

In the fall of 2015, the world descended into an economic apocalypse that will transform the globe into a single cashless society. This bold prediction is based on trends in nations all over the earth as shown in the article below.

As we enter 2016, we are only beginning to see this Epocalypse form through the fog of war. The war I’m talking about is the world war waged furiously by central banks against the Great Recession as the governments they supposedly serve fiddled while their capital burned.

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2016 X-Files Exposes—(or Manages?)—Elite Plan (SGTreport)

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SGTreport, "2016 X-Files Exposes Elite's Genocidal Plan: From Global Banking Collapse to Alien Deception", SGTreport YouTube channel (25 January 2016)

 A long-time listener − indeed, a friend of the show kindly drew my attention to this short video commentary by SGT Report on the new The X-Files miniseries. In the commentary, they show clips from the I-think-poorly-scripted programme in which a large collection of "conspiracy theories"and, indeed, conspiracy theoriesis discussed. This being mainstream TV, SGT report asks: Why are they doing this? Why are they allowed to do this?

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MP on UK Government's Proposed Monitoring of Sunday Schools (Hansard)

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Sir Edward Leigh, "We will end up with a list of tens of thousands of law-abiding, non-extremist groups, and Ofsted inspectors will try to justify their existence by picking on the occasional conservative religious group and brand them non-compliant with British values", Hansard, Westminster Hall (20 Jan 2016)

On Wednesday there was a debate in the UK Parliament on the government's mad and poorly-thought-out proposals to introduce a nationwide registration scheme for any "out-of-school education setting" providing instruction to under-nineteen-year-olds for more than six hours in any week... to counter extremism, of course. After all, if you want to check on a few, you have to check on everybody, don't you? So let's just hope that the really obnoxious groups bother to register...

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The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell (John W Whitehead)

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John W. Whitehead, "The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell: Free Speech in an Age of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors and Compliant Citizens", Rutherford Institute (06 July2015)

 

 “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”― George Orwell

Free speech is not for the faint of heart.

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Global Persecution of Christians More Extreme Than Ever (ArchbishopCranmer)

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Archbishop Cranmer, "Global Persecution of Christians More Extreme Than Ever", ArchbishopCranmer.com (13 January 2016)

While I have a healthy respect for the observations—though not allof the good "Archbishop" and join with him in a sense of horror at the persecution of so many of our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe, I note a subordinate clause in one of the Archbishop's sentences the significance of which, at least on this occasion, seems to have escaped him:

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How Many Bombs Did the United States Drop in 2015? (MicahZenko)

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Micah Zenko, "How Many Bombs Did the United States Drop in 2015?", Politics, Power, and Preventive Action (07 January 2016)

Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Micah Zenko comments upon the US Military's addiction to the "kill-em’-all with airstrikes" approach to fighting ISIS, and helpfully tots up some of the numbers for us.

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Turkey: Bombing Its Way to a Better Narrative (TonyCartalucci/NEO)

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Tony Cartalucci, "Turkey: Bombing Its Way to a Better Narrative", New Eastern Outlook (18 January 2016)

 

A recent bombing in the Turkish city of Istanbul has left at least 10 dead and 15 injured. The government in Ankara was quick to blame the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), claiming the bomber was “Syrian” and had crossed over from Syria into Turkey before carrying out the terrorist attack.

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Italy's Puppet-Master : On the Passing of Licio Gelli (Eric Margolis)

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Eric Margolis, "Italy's Puppet-Master", © EricMargolis.com (19 December 2015)

 

The French, who know much about intrigue, have a very useful expression, “an Italian scandal.” This means a scandal or plot that is so complex or tangled it defies understanding, and never gets solved. The death of 96-year old Masonic Grand Master Licio Gelli this week reopened the mystery of Italy’s greatest and most murky political scandals. I’ve been following this wonderful case since the 1980’s. Gelli, a lifelong Fascist, was what was known in the US as “one of our SOB’s.”

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