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I find it astonishing that 1,500 architects and engineers, who actually know something about buildings, their construction, their strength and weaknesses, and who have repeatedly requested a real investigation of the destruction of the three WTC buildings, are regarded as conspiracy kooks by people who know nothing whatsoever about architecture or engineering or buildings. The same goes for the large number of pilots who question the flight maneuvers carried out during the attacks, and the surviving firemen and “first responders” who report both hearing and personally experiencing explosions in the towers, some of which occurred in sub-basements.

Paul Craig Roberts

Uh. Oh.

Via azspot

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Filed under WTC 9-11 Terrorism Conspiracy

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What does it mean to tell the truth about a war? Is it a lie, technically speaking, for the Administration to say that it has faith in Hamid Karzai’s government and regards him as a legitimate leader—or is it just absurd? Is it a lie to say that we have a plan for Afghanistan that makes any sense at all? If you put it that way, each of the WikiLeaks documents—from an account of an armed showdown between the Afghan police and the Afghan Army, to a few lines about a local interdiction official taking seventy-five-dollar bribes, to a sad exchange about an aid scam involving orphans—is a pixel in a picture that does, indeed, contradict official accounts of the war, and rather drastically so.

Especially in light of the recent Pakistani documents, I still think there were legitimate reasons for going to war.  The fact that it’s been poorly handled at every turn is now officially documented.

The New Yorker: Wikileaks and the War

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Filed under war newsweek wikileaks documents conspiracy charlie foxtrot

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This map, while interesting alone, completely fails to take in the fact that in the U.S., during the years W was in office,  the bottom 99% took a pay cut, while the top 1% got a raise.
This isn’t the chart I was looking for, but I’m done hunting for it and this illustrates my point:


via ultralaser:

This map, while interesting alone, completely fails to take in the fact that in the U.S., during the years W was in office,  the bottom 99% took a pay cut, while the top 1% got a raise.

This isn’t the chart I was looking for, but I’m done hunting for it and this illustrates my point:

2009-08-11-Saez_Inequality_Chart_2.jpg

via ultralaser:

Filed under economics fallacy map new world order conspiracy

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I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
Smedley D. Butler (1881-1940), from his book War Is a Racket (via ryking)

Filed under Smedley Butler War is Racket Bush profiteering republican Mafia Conspiracy cronyism