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Here is a Christmas present from one the great economist of the present day. It is a great article by Joseph Stiglitz.
MB Posted by Michael Butler, Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Iceland was setting the world stage for freedom......now however, using the law, politics, and money the corporations have stolen control back away from the people, with a small but important group of politicians and judges. Money and politics, combined with manipulation of the law, has become the tools to rule the people, by Big Everything regardless of the Country. It fairly effectively eliminates the peoples voice in accomplishing anything.
It will be interesting to see the what next saga of Iceland's fight to be free entails.
MB Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, November 22, 2013
This article sent by David Scott Lynn lays out in short clarity the nexus of our current serious problem in America. Read what we were about going back to the speech by President Eisenhower.
Tell our politicians to stop fighting over items inconsequential compared to stopping wars PEACE Posted by Michael Butler, Monday, November 18, 2013
This article by Chris Hedges is one of the most important he has written. You will find a clear understanding of the situation America is currently in. A tragic collection of terrible errors by our politicians who are incapable of correcting. They are possessed by being under the control of those whole keep them in power; financial, theological, ideological interests who are not beholden to the commonweal. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, October 27, 2013
Anyone who had any real knowledge of the Middle East and of the Arab part of Africa knew that this problem of Al-Qaeda would appear in Libya without Gaddafi as the ruler.
To feed the world and in particularly the American public of an action to give Libyans freedom was a cruel joke, if we can call it that.
The ruler was a very strange and peculiar man, however he did many very advance things for his country. Many people really believed in him and continue to do so.
Now we have a desperate situation, a lack of central control, a militia dominated country which will continue to go downward as time goes on.
It is an example of the terrible foreign policy's which we have had in the Middle East.
I doubt seriously if we are going to see any change as long as the neocons continue to hold sway in Washington. Of course all of this goes to the premise that War is America's business Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, October 20, 2013
A great opportunity to score some real bargains while helping a great cause. Loosen your purses. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, October 13, 2013
Read with interest Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, October 4, 2013
Posted by Michael Butler, Monday, September 30, 2013
Not much can be written about this article WSWG Posted by Michael Butler, Tuesday, September 24, 2013
this interview by Alan Grayson really lays out the situation of whether we are really involved with either our security or well-being financially. We do not have an all-encompassing interest in what happens in Syria. The oil interests may covet accessing this country's mineral wealth or the Israelis may desire to crush the Assad regime. And of course the Saudi's are in their wanting to knock that Shias out of the box which of course would hurt Iraqi. Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, September 20, 2013
This is where it all begins Posted by Michael Butler, Monday, September 16, 2013
This article is pretty heavy duty. Don't think that I am going to the other side. However I deeply regret many of the moves that the Obama administration has made. I can't say that I would be inclined to vote for him again. However I think that one needs to take this article in a pretty accurate response to a good reporters writing. Now Mr. Putin has certainly come out the winner. One has to say in rather left-handed way Obama and Scott when he wanted. I'm sure this result is not what the MICC would like to have. However the politicians must be happy as this is another step in creating fear so that we are all in the hands of mongers. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, September 14, 2013
It might be very difficult for you and for any of us, to comprehend the reality of this situation.
I can only suggest that you try to put yourself in the shoes of the people mentioned in this article. They are not an unreal situation. It is almost incomprehensible to everyone in this part of the world, I refer to the West and in particular to America, to comprehend the reality of millions of people in this situation.
There seem to be two alternatives, either a world dominated by serfdom or a world inflamed by continuous violence.
Those in the world who live in affluence seem to be drifting in a dream like state that nothing can happen. Too often into many situations over the history of the world we had seen what could have been solved peacefully turned violent.
All of our concentration has to be on the way to have evolution instead of revolution. m.b. Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, August 31, 2013
Accept it or not, like it or not, agree or not to the majority of civilization America is considered a terrorist nation. m.b. Posted by Michael Butler, Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Full transcript of the statement made by Edward Snowden, in which he accepts all offers of asylum he has been given
There is no question that this statement declares the true feelings of Edward Snowden. He has done an act which is a great service to the people of the United States. The government has been freaking out over these revelations. It is a tragedy that the terrible invasion of freedom most recently started by the Bush administration has been accelerated by the Obama administration. This is in direct contradiction of all of the promises made by Pres. Obama when he was running for office. Many people, myself included, had great belief that we were going to have change in this country. The establishment would become more open more clued in to the needs of all of us in transparency so we would know what our government was doing. Edward Snowden has openly shown us how we has been taken advantage of, and lied to repeatedly by our own government as to what they are really doing. We all we owe him a great debt of gratitude. The same must be said for Pvt. Manning who as gone through terrible incarceration because of doing what he felt was assistance to the defense of liberty in America. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, July 26, 2013
This article is pretty tough. It unfortunately could not be more true. It is a terrible indictment of the education of young Americans, perhaps not forgetting older people who also do not dwell amongst the intelligentsia. Media have been responsible for the movement from education into entertainment. Feeling they could make more profit by enticing people with stories which entertain but do not give them facts or education. All for profit. It grows worse as media becomes controlled by a smaller group all the time. If we cannot do something about this problem we are going to be faced with a continued downward spiral. The public does not have facts to help them make decisions. Posted by Michael Butler, Wednesday, July 24, 2013