Thursday, January 31, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Free Lunch: How Wealthy Dine at the Government Trough & You Pay the Bill!

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston is interviewed on Democracy Now! and talks about his new book, “Free Lunch: How The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (And Stick You With the Bill).” Johnston reveals how government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.

Here's a link to his 2004 interview on how our tax system helps the wealthy and hurts the poor.

This guy really knows his stuff.

Watch video or read transcript at Democracy Now!

How The News Works

Propaganda Techniques

Normally, I'd post this video directly on my blog, but the comments on Digg and the links they provide are excellent resources. Don't let yourself be propagandized.

read more | digg story

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hightower: Reagan on Rushmore?!

How the Pentagon planted a false story

This is a truly frightening and revealing article about how some crazy folks at the Pentagon took a routine encounter in the Straights of Hormuz and turned it into a major propaganda piece to support Bush's lust for a war with Iran.

read more | digg story

The coddled "terrorists" of South Florida

Anti-Castro Cuban exiles who have been linked to bombings and assassinations are living free in Miami. Does the U.S. government have a double standard when it comes to terror? Yes. Yes, it does.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Murdoch Admits He Tried to Shape Public Opinion on Iraq

The owner of Fox "News" (not even an American) is essentially admitting that his channel is not news, but propaganda. Of course, we knew that.

Smells Like The Gulf of Tonkin To Me

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Perpetual Motion Machine?

We need to see this in better light and under load to see how much power it really has. And the bad lighting makes me suspicious.

WTC Pancake Theory Not Plausible

Some of the huge internal columns did remain standing in what is known as the "Spire," but you can see them turn to smoke and collapse straight down after rocking back and forth a few times.

Excellent Worst Persons Segment