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What We’ve Learned from WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has brought to light a series of disturbing insinuations and startling truths in the last couple of  years, some earth-shattering, others simply confirmations of our darkest suspicions about the way the world works. Thanks to founder Julian Assange’s legal situation in Sweden (and potentially the United States) as well as his media grandstanding, it … Continue reading

Middle Eastern Oil: One of the Greatest Material Prize in World History!

The U.S. Strategy to Control Middle Eastern Oil: “One of the Greatest Material Prizes in World History By: Andrew Gavin Marshall In the midst of World War II, Saudi Arabia secured a position of enormous significance to the rising world power, America. With its oil reserves essentially untapped, the House of Saud became a strategic … Continue reading

Ole y Amén – Españoles Cobardes

Hello all, Recently, I had the fortune of running into several Spanish monarchy supporters who were very quick to silence my opinions. Unfortunately, some of my comments were deleted and I was barred from making any further comments. I guess it was just to much to bare. Franco would be proud! Notice the final “Ole y … Continue reading

Women in the Bible

Any honest, thinking person reading through the bible cannot ignore the blatant misogyny and barbarity towards women. The eminent ‘men of God” who wrote the bible were the product of patriarchal, tribal, violent, intolerant, monotheistic society. It is no accident that from the very beginning the bible cements women’s inferior status.  In 1Timothy 2:11-15 we … Continue reading

Environmental Justice Atlas

Environmental Justice Atlas About the Atlas of Environmental Justice Across the world communities are struggling to defend their earth, air water and resources and their livelihoods from damaging environmental impacts. Mining projects, mega dams, tree plantations, fracking, gas flaring, incinerators, etc … As resources needed to fuel our economy move through the commodity chain from … Continue reading

The Greatest Threat to World Peace?

In Western policy-making circles and political commentary the Iranian threat is considered to pose the greatest danger to world order and hence must be the primary focus of US foreign policy, with Europe trailing along politely. What exactly is the Iranian threat? An authoritative answer is provided by the Pentagon and US intelligence. Reporting on … Continue reading

“The Problem is Civil Obedience” – Howard Zinn

Excerpt from the book “Voices of a People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, Seven Stories Press, 2004 p483 Howard Zinn, “The Problem is Civil Obedience” (November 1970) I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail … Continue reading

Jesus in Early Christian Art – Wizard Boy to Royal God!

Young, fresh-faced, boyish…The earliest images of Jesus look nothing like the Jesus we know today. And nothing like the Jesus in the Turin Shroud. Jesus, at first, is a happy, go-lucky character, curly haired and handsome. Ceiling Mosaic of the Arian Baptistry, Ravenna, Italy. ca. end of the 5th century CE. Juan Fernández Navarrete, Baptism … Continue reading

“So you believe in a god ?” – Oath of the Nazi SS

Every now and then, you hear that Nazis were atheists. Nothing can be further from the truth. I stumbled upon the Nazi SS oath and just had to share it. The full Eidformel der Schutzstaffel (Oath of the SS) consisted of three questions and answers. The following text is cited from a primary source written … Continue reading

Pentagon study: ‘Irrational’ Nuclear Policy a Deterrent

I stumbled upon this interesting article and just had to share it. On March 1, 1998 CNN reported the following: WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an “irrational and vindictive” streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq, according to an internal military study made public Sunday. … Continue reading


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