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US Airstrike Kills Family of Eight Fleeing Syria Fighting — News from Antiwar.com

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 25, 2017

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/04/24/us-airstrike-kills-family-of-eight-fleeing-syria-fighting/

Unfortunately when you are not sure who the enemy is the response (or order) is to kill everything that moves.

While it may be an unfortunate incident, bad intel or collateral damage the real reason may be more grim.

Or it may be just a bit of fun as in the murder of the Reuters camera man.

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Smashing Protectionist “Theory” (Again) | Mises Institute

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 25, 2017

https://mises.org/library/smashing-protectionist-theory-again

During the 1966 congressional battle over a higher federal minimum wage, for example, the late Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY) freely admitted that one of his main reasons for supporting the bill was to cripple the southern competitors of New York textile firms. Since southern wages are generally lower than in the north, the business firms hardest hit by an increased minimum wage (and the workers struck by unemployment) will be located in the south.
Javits reaching back to the progressive origin of the minimum wage.

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CIA Fights Disclosure of Secret Aid to Israel

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 24, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2017/04/23/cia-fights-disclosure-of-secret-aid-to-israel/

On September 11, 2013 journalist Glenn Greenwald revealed that the National Security Agency was pumping electronic intercepts of communications of American citizens to Israel, with no legally binding limits on how the data could be used.

The Trump administration has indicated that it will be slashing the US foreign aid budget, except for funding to Israel. This may make the percentage of total US aid received by Israel jump from an average of 9 percent over the past four years to 20- 30 percent or even more of the total foreign aid pie. This worries many within the Israel lobby who wish to obscure how disproportionate it has become. Read the rest of this entry »

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Psychobabble On – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 24, 2017

http://takimag.com/article/psychobabble_on_theodore_dalrymple/print#axzz4ezbyEwWf

Anyone who has had dealings with the so-called mental health services in Britain, whatever they may be like in other countries (and the very notion of mental health is doubtful reality), knows that they are, as currently organized, frequently cruel and stupid, simultaneously neglecting the raving mad while concentrating their desultory and ineffective efforts upon the voluntarily inadequate. They are so arranged that patients rarely see the same mental health worker, so-called, twice in succession; and anyone who has examined the records of such patients (as I have done) knows that they consist largely of forms filled out by people who believe that form-filling is the work they are paid to do.

 http://takimag.com/article/psychobabble_on_theodore_dalrymple/print#ixzz4fA5c63Dt

The gold standard everyone uses for the single payer health system.

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Perversion of Prayer – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 24, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/04/jim-fedako/perversion-of-prayer/

Certainly, Syria’s Assad is a vile man, as was Saddam. However, Assad also allowed, for the most part, Christians to lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and reverence. Still, American Christians scoff at such silliness. Why pray to be left alone when you should be praying for military might and world domination?

So, today, American Christians arrogantly pray for the end to Christianity in the Levant. And not a silent end, but a vicious end once Assad falls and the allies of the US (including local franchises of Al Qaeda) deliver their rage and fury on what remains of Christianity in Syria.

Christianity has been the intentionally hidden causualty in all our Middle East exploits. Like Bush II said about Christian suffering ‘you can’t have everything’.

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Is the FBI Spying on Ron Paul? – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 24, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/04/michael-s-rozeff/fbi-spying-ron-paul/

The FBI has a habit of investigating people they shouldn’t. This includes Jackie Robinson, Arthur Miller, Martin Luthur King, Jr., Helen Keller, Charlie Chaplin, Rock Hudson, Truman Capote, and Lucille Ball. (See here.)

If a warrant can be issued because Carter Page had Russian friends, criticized the sanctions against Russia and lambasted U.S. foreign policy toward Russia, then when you come right down to it, no one is safe from FBI spying. Ron Paul is not safe. Lew Rockwell is not safe. Daniel McAdams is not safe. Justin Raimondo is not safe. Read the rest of this entry »

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How will Facebook, Google and Twitter define the Hate they plan to censor? | Fox News

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 23, 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/06/03/how-will-facebook-google-and-twitter-define-hate-plan-to-censor.html

The list seems endless. Virtually any belief opposed by the radical left is branded “hatred” and that belief spoken becomes “hate speech.” The goal is to silence the conservative world view through censorship, period. The fringe will use every means available to pressure these online giants to follow suit. Will Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft comply?
If you are really concerned about censorship ( and industrial scale data mining) just bail out of FB, google, MS etc. 

Find or create something better. Better yet get rid. We managed a long time without them. I believe those, particularly young people, who broadcast every detail of their lives will regret the future that is in store.

Mr. Bozell presented a caring Mark Zuckerberg. This is the same MZ that conspired with Angela Merkel to censor anti-immigrant Facebook news. 

Is MZ the next George Soros?

To paraphrase a former president ‘it depends on what your definition of censorship is’. 

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Woodrow Wilson legacy tainted by racism, attacks on Constitution – Washington Times

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 22, 2017

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/10/woodrow-wilson-legacy-tainted-by-racism-attacks-on/

Wilson, the first college president to occupy the White House, banned blacks from government restrooms, was the first president to openly attack the U.S. Constitution and eagerly support laws to prosecute and imprison those who disagreed with his policies. His hostility to black Americans was matched only by his antipathy toward Italian, German and Irish Americans and his desire to rid the nation of those he referred to dismissively as “hyphenated Americans” and against who he railed incessantly.

Here at home, Wilson’s war gave birth to a larger and larger role for government and regimentation. With the passage of the Espionage Act in 1917 and the Sedition Act a year later, Wilson had the power to ban dissent and shut up his critics. More than a hundred journalists including, most famously, socialist leader Eugene Debs, were indicted, tried and convicted for what they said and wrote rather than for anything they did. Even Mitchell Palmer, Wilson’s attorney general, who is remembered mainly for the Palmer raids launched as part of the “Red Scare,” felt after the war ended that his boss had gone too far. He went to the president and urged him to pardon Debs and the others lest history condemn him for his actions. Mr. Wilson tore up the pardon request, declaring, “This man was a traitor and he will never be pardoned during my administration.”

Wilson is taking a real beating in the alt-press on the centennial of our entry into the great war.

It is a well deserved beating. 

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Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’? – Consortiumnews

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 22, 2017

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/20/why-not-a-probe-of-israel-gate/

Well-respected members, such as Rep. Paul Findley and Sen. Charles Percy (both Republicans from Illinois), were early victims of the Israeli lobby’s wrath when they opened channels of communication with the Palestine Liberation Organization in the cause of seeking peace. Findley was targeted and defeated in 1982; Percy in 1984.

Since then, there have been fewer and fewer members of Congress or other American politicians who have dared to speak out, judging that – when it comes to the Israeli lobby – discretion is the better part of valor. Today, many U.S. pols grovel before the Israeli government seeking a sign of favor from Prime Minister Netanyahu, almost like Medieval kings courting the blessings of the Pope at the Vatican.

In some European circles, the neocons are described as “Israel’s American agents,” which may somewhat overstate the direct linkage between Israel and the neocons although a central tenet of neocon thinking is that there must be no daylight between the U.S. and Israel. 

I hear the flavor of Israeli boot leather is outstanding.

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The Greatest US Blunder – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 22, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/04/no_author/greatest-us-blunder/

Burt lays out the complicated scene, with the British in particular conducting very clever, successful and, at times, devious propaganda campaigns in the US aimed at whipping up American sympathy for the Allies.

This book, which I have not read, concerns WW I. The reviewers comment regarding the British drive for US entry caught my attention.

The same thing occurred prior to WW II. There was a huge British propaganda effort for US entry into the war. It had the full backing of FDR. In ‘Desperate Deception’ by Thomas Mahl we learned the British propaganda machine was housed on a couple floors of Rockefeller Center!

A reread of War Is A Racket by General Smedley Butler always keeps our thinking in perspective on government’s version of the truth.

As if I needed another reason to hold FDR and the Rockefellers in disregard.

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