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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, October 8, 2012

8 October - My Yahoo!

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  Dressed in orange p...NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Dressed in orange prisoner uniforms, students and other activists demonstrate in front of the offices of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on August 17, 2011 in New York City. The demonstration, which was organized by Amnesty International USA, was in opposition to the senators support of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) which would keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba open indefinitely. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Call to Action! National Defense Authorization...Call to Action! National Defense Authorization Act (S.1867) Makes America a Police State! (g1a2d0077c1) (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)
International ITF Action Week 7th - 13th Octob...International ITF Action Week 7th - 13th October 2012 (Photo credit: International Transport Workers' Federation)

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials- October 8, 2012

International Newsworthy

Iran: Blast Halts Iran Gas Flow to Turkey

Israeli Cyber Attacks Targeted Offshore Oil-Gas platforms – Iran IT Head

Iran Denies Offering New Plan on Nuclear Impasse

Iran Imposes Currency Cap to Combat Rial’s Plunge

Iranian Parliament May Halt Ahmadinejad Economic Policy


Pakistan: ‘Drones will only Augment Hate for US’

Reorientation of the Pakistani-Russian Relationship

Four More Fall Prey to Balochistan Violence

Car Bomb Blast Hits Afghan Intelligence Office-Kills Two


Murder of Miami’s ‘Cocaine Queen’ Offers Teaching Moment

Monday, 8. October 2012 by Guest
The Truth of the Drug War Won’t Be Found in Hollywood or the Mainstream Media — Which Both Work From the Same Tired Script

Podcast Show #95: The Fight against the National Defense Authorization ACT (NDAA)

Friday, 5. October 2012 by Sibel Edmonds
Carl Mayer returns to update desperate, disingenuous legal maneuvers from the “Justice” Department. Bottom line: unconstitutional detention rules are back in effect.

Iran to Produce Highly-Enriched Uranium if Talks Fail

Israel to Ask Europe for Tougher Iran Sanctions

Iran Arrests Illegal Money Changers after Currency Slide

Syria, the Story Thus Far

  The United States began blasting Libya with missiles with the full knowledge that they were fighting on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. Benghazi was and is the headquarters for Muslim fundamentalists of various stripes in North Africa. However, it’s incorrect to claim that the United States (aka NATO) saved the city from destruction. The story of the “imminent” invasion of Benghazi by Moammar Gaddafi’s forces last year was only propaganda to justify Western intervention. And now the United States is intervening — at present without actual gunfire, as far as is known — against the government of Syria, with the full knowledge that they’re again on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. A rash of suicide bombings against Syrian government targets is sufficient by itself to dispel any doubts about that. And once again, the United States is participating in the overthrow of a secular Mideast government.

At the same time, the Muslim fundamentalists in Syria, as in Libya, can have no illusions that America loves them. A half century of US assaults on Mideast countries, the establishment of American military bases in the holy land of Saudi Arabia, and US support for dictatorships and for Israel’s genocide against the Palestinians have relieved them of such fanciful thoughts. So why is the United States looking to forcefully intervene once again? A tale told many times — world domination, oil, Israel, ideology, etc. Assad of Syria, like Gaddafi of Libya, has shown little promise as a reliable client state so vital to the American Empire.
It’s only the barrier set up by Russia and China on the UN Security Council that keeps NATO (aka the United States) from unleashing thousands of airborne missiles to “liberate” Syria as they did Libya. Russian and Chinese leaders claim that they were misled about Libya by the United States, that all they had agreed to was enforcing a “no-fly zone”, not seven months of almost daily missile attacks against the land and people of Libya.

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 39

Wednesday, 3. October 2012 by AGMarshall


EPPTaking a look at the use of psychiatry and psychology in social control and social engineering. From the days of ‘mad doctors’ to modern day pharmacological approaches to the mind, the concept of a ‘cure’ is associated with brain damage, while the definition of madness or ‘mental illness’ is in a constant state of change. This important institution defines the way we understand our minds, and thus, our understanding of ourselves, our world, and our place within it. Like tearing down the walls of an asylum, we must tear down the walls of this vast institution in order to more properly free our minds

One Pakistan

 Imran Khan claims success in Waziristan Peace March protest
(7 Oct 2012 at 5:57pm) TANK, Pakistan – Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Sunday at the end of his march against US drone strikes, despite failing to reach his intended destination in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Khan defie...

Sri Lankan judges on strike over stabbing
(6 hours ago) COLOMBO  – Sri Lankan judges went on a strike Monday in an protest over the stabbing of a senior colleague that has heightened tensions between the government and the judiciary. The Judges Association said all courts ...

 In Iraq, 5 million displacements resulted from their liberation from Saddam. In Somalia - I have no idea. The place has been destroyed for decades. In Afghanistan, people are 'kettled' into prisons of tortured. Stress and being without a home are known killers, as are diseases from lack of sanitation and clean water. 
Coming our way shortly if 'Homeland Security' predictions of mass unrest and financial predictions of collapse of public services like garbage collection and water and sewage treatment are to be believed.

Business News »

India’s DLF shares dive on Gandhi allegations
(6 hours ago) NEW DELHI  – Shares of India’s biggest property developer DLF slid by over seven percent on Monday on allegations it sold property to the son-in-law of powerful politician Sonia Gandhi at bargain-basement prices. Anti...
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