Podcast: Episode 1.5

Anonymous protests US intervention in Libya in downtown Madison, WI.

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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Clutch – “Animal Farm

Topics on the show included (and beware the list… it’s a doozy [but you’ll learn lots])…

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Podcast: Episode 1.4

Lemme guess: you voted for statism, didn't you?

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Introduction:

Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “State and Serf

Topics on the show included…

Paul Joseph Watson – “Was Bin Laden Assault A Jessica Lynch-Style Fable?”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/was-bin-laden-assault-a-jessica-lynch-style-fable.html

Was Bin Laden Assault A Jessica Lynch-Style Fable?

Paul Joseph Watson | May 4, 2011

The myriad of inconsistencies that continue to be unearthed in light of the White House’s ever-changing account of the alleged capture and assassination of Osama Bin Laden are beginning to resemble two other war propaganda fables that were presented to the American people as heroic episodes of US military might yet turned out to be nothing less than outright deceptions used to generate contrived pro-war patriotism – the “rescue” of Jessica Lynch and the death of Pat Tillman.

First Bin Laden was armed, then he was not. First Bin Laden used his wife as a human shield then he did not. First Bin Laden was shot on sight then he was shot only after being captured first. First Bin Laden’s compound was a plush million dollar mansion then it was a dirty house with no air conditioning worth a quarter of that.

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Michael Ross – “Britons ‘Skipping Meals Due to Money Worries’”

http://www.money.co.uk/article/1001037-britons-skipping-meals-due-to-money-worries.htm

Britons ‘Skipping Meals Due to Money Worries’

Michael Ross | July 30, 2008

Many households have been hit so hard by rising food prices that they are skipping meals, a new survey reported in the Sun newspaper shows.

Barclays and children’s charity NCH released a joint survey yesterday, which found that 12 percent of people have gone hungry in this way recently – a figure which goes up to 19 percent among vulnerable low-income groups.

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Laray Polk – “Military-Industrial Convergence”

http://www.counterpunch.org/polk07042008.html

Military-Industrial Convergence

Laray Polk | July 4, 2008

“Neither a government information campaign, nor promised subsidies and visits by top politicians, the U.S. ambassador and experts have persuaded the locals to change their mind….They did not welcome the government’s promise of high subsidies for the region in connection with the radar base. Neoral and other mayors reiterated that they would not sell their opinions for money.”

— “Locals still oppose U.S. radar in Czech Brdy district,” Ceské Noviny, 3 July 2008

On July 8, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to arrive in Prague. Concurrent with her visit, a conference will be held on anti-missile defense featuring representatives from Raytheon and Boeing.1 The nature of the conference is obvious; it is an opportunity to garner support for the U.S. installation of the X-band radar by appealing to potential industry partners and the scientific community within the Czech Republic.

According to a recent report in Ceské Noviny, increased receptivity can be attributed in part to initial fears that “involvement [with the radar and base] would only be limited to auxiliary work such as fencing off the construction site, construction of the base buildings, removal of snow, maintenance of roads and waste disposal.”2

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John Spiri – “Lawmaker takes 9/11 doubts global”

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20080617zg.html

Lawmaker takes 9/11 doubts global

John Spiri | June 17, 2008

In a September 2003 article for The Guardian newspaper, Michael Meacher, who served as Tony Blair’s environment minister from May 1997 to June 2003, shocked the establishment by calling the global war on terrorism “bogus.” Even more controversially, he implied that the U.S. government either allowed 9/11 to happen, or played some role in the destruction wrought that day. Besides Meacher, few politicians have publicly questioned America’s official 9/11 narrative — until Diet member Yukihisa Fujita.

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Chris Baldwin – “In Russia, sometimes it rains cement”

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL1760049120080617?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true

In Russia, sometimes it rains cement

Chris Baldwin | June 17, 2008

Russian air force planes dropped a 25-kg (55-lb) sack of cement on a suburban Moscow home last week while seeding clouds to prevent rain from spoiling a holiday, Russian media said on Tuesday.

“A pack of cement used in creating … good weather in the capital region … failed to pulverize completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft),” police in Naro-Fominsk told agency RIA-Novosti.

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Alyssa Farah – “Did they or didn’t they?”

http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=66442

Did they or didn’t they?
Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting

Alyssa Farah | June 7, 2008

WASHINGTON – Sen. Barack Obama ditched his unsuspecting press entourage yesterday to attend a secretive meeting with Sen. Hillary Clinton.

But where did that meeting take place? Was it at the secretive Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, Va.? So far, neither campaign is talking.

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Gemma Daley – “Rudd Wants Europe-Style Union Established in Asia”

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=a1f7aj40zhFk&refer=australia

Rudd Wants Europe-Style Union Established in Asia

Gemma Daley | June 5, 2008

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wants a Europe-style union in Asia, to pursue trade agreements and boost co-operation on terrorism and resource security.

Rudd, 50, said global power and influence was shifting toward Asia and Australia must drive the creation of a union including India and members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

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Andy McSmith, Jerome Taylor and Nigel Morris – “Shocked! How the oil crisis has hit the world”

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/shocked-how-the-oil-crisis-has-hit-the-world-837477.html

Shocked! How the oil crisis has hit the world

Andy McSmith, Jerome Taylor and Nigel Morris | May 31, 2008

British pensioners who cannot afford to heat their homes. European hauliers and fishermen whose livelihoods are under threat. Palestinians forced to fill up their cars with olive oil. Americans asked to go down to a four-day week.

All around the world, in a multitude of ways, the soaring price of oil is hurting rich and poor alike. For the lucky ones, it is simply a matter of changing their lifestyle. But those most vulnerable to the price of oil have been driven on to the streets in angry protests, which raise a fundamental question: what can we do to survive in a world where a barrel of oil costs $127 (£64)?

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David Hencke – “Tories plan boot camps for jobless youths”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/may/26/conservatives.welfare

Tories plan boot camps for jobless youths

David Hencke | May 26 2008

A future Conservative government will bring in “boot camps” for unemployed young people aged between 18 and 21 who refuse to take a job, Chris Grayling, the party’s welfare spokesman, will say tomorrow.

In a significant hardening of Conservative policy towards welfare claimants, he will announce the abolition of benefit payments for any able-bodied person under 21 who is out of work for more than three months and who refuses to go on a compulsory community service programme or a “boot camp” training course aimed at improving their work discipline and giving them basic skills to get a job.

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AP – “E-mail warns of bloody weekend in Mexican border city”

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/05/23/mexico.violence.ap/index.html?eref=rss_world

E-mail warns of bloody weekend in Mexican border city

AP | May 23, 2008

The streets of Ciudad Juarez are empty after police became aware of an e-mail warning that this weekend will be “the bloodiest” in the Mexican border city.

The e-mail says that gunmen will open fire at malls, restaurants, nightclubs and other public places and that there will be “killings all over the city.”

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Human Rights Torch Relay – “Aftershocks: Chinese Mobs Incited to Attack Falun Gong in New York, Elsewhere”

http://www.humanrightstorch.org/news/2008/05/21/aftershocks-chinese-mobs-incited-to-attack-falun-gong-in-new-york-elsewhere/

Aftershocks: Chinese Mobs Incited to Attack Falun Gong in New York, Elsewhere

Human Rights Torch Relay | May 23, 2008

The Falun Dafa Information Center reported Wednesday that mobs of hundreds have been assembled in Flushing, New York, daily since Saturday, May 17,to assail Falun Gong practitioners even as millions throughout China mourn.

This and similar incidents occurring on the same days elsewhere, coupled with aggressive coverage from state-run media in China, suggest that Beijing authorities are orchestrating these events, post-earthquake, as a means of channeling emotions against political targets.

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Laurence M. Vance – “Not Tax-Funded Aid to Myanmar”

http://mises.org/story/2985

Not Tax-Funded Aid to Myanmar

Laurence M. Vance | May 16, 2008

The destruction and suffering in Myanmar from the recent killer cyclone is incalculable. The death toll, which is rising by the thousands daily, has now been predicted to top 100,000 people. President Bush, after initially authorizing $250,000 in US aid, has now pledged an additional $3 million to help the people of Myanmar. The real question, however, is not how much aid the United States should give to Myanmar, but whether the United States should give aid to Myanmar in the first place.

The recent earthquake in China brings up the same question.

The answer to the question depends on what is meant by the United States. If the United States refers to the government of the United States then the answer is no. If the United States refers to the people of the United States then the answer is perhaps.

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Keith Harmon Snow – “The US Sponsored ‘Rwanda Genocide’ and its Aftermath”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=SNO20080411&articleId=8657

The US Sponsored “Rwanda Genocide” and its Aftermath
Psychological Warfare, Embedded Reporters and the Hunting of Refugees

Keith Harmon Snow | April 12, 2008

An investigation has uncovered an asylum system scandal where bogus Rwandan “refugees” infiltrate the U.S. and U.K. and work as undercover agents to hunt down critics of the Rwandan dictatorship and legitimate refugees and drag them back to Rwanda. This is yet the latest revelation on how the dictatorship in Rwanda manufactures and exports terrorism using an ideology of genocide and how the West supports terrorism by backing its Rwanda proxy. Meanwhile, business in Rwanda is booming and the criminal networks of the Kagame military machine continue to plunder the blood-drenched Congo.

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