America deserves better, but even more importantly, the world deserves better
By John Chuckman
Posted on September 30, 2016
Published by the Intrepid Report
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John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they happened to embrace the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.” John’s columns appear regularly on Intrepid Report, CounterPunch, Media Monitors, Politics Canada, Baltimore Chronicle, Intrepid Report, Scoop (New Zealand), Asian Tribune, Aljazeerah.info, Smirking Chimp, Dissident Voice, and many other Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and is regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. His first book has just been published, “The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power,” published by Constable and Robinson, London. Contact him at email@example.com.
Following is a fascinating comprehensive well-written overview of US history from JFK to now that paints a non-mainstream media picture of major causes leading to the depressing choice US voters must make in the November 2016 presidential election.
Some of the article borders on conspiracy theory sensationalism such as you see in tabloid newspaper headlines at the checkout counter at grocery stores, but overall the article rings true. Give it a read. This article is not for children and the mentally impaired. It took courage for the author and the Intrepid Report to publish this.
The Bush-Clinton empire and criminal succession
By Larry Chin
Posted on September 26, 2016
Published in the Intrepid Report
Larry Chin is an associate editor at the Intrepid Report.
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Read this article by Nomi Prins, published in the Truth-Out internet journal, for a detailed understanding of just how disastrous and “evil” a Trump presidency could be.
Madoff in the White House? How Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:39
By Nomi Prins, TomDispatch | News Analysis
published in the Internet journal Truth-Out. To read this outstanding article in full, click here.
September 28, 2016
Here is the best interview, video, excepts about the debate Monday night I have seen, except here Dr. Jill Stein has been given her say, which the rigged two party system denied Monday night. Enjoy.
Expanding the Debate: Jill Stein Spars With Clinton and Trump (Part 2)
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Interview.
Published in the Internet journal Truth-Out.
To hear the full video and read the transcript click here .
August 27, 2016
Why Obama Wants to Get the TPP Passed
When Obama first ran for president in 2007 he told us he was out to improve the plight of we the people, not the corporations and the elite rich.
For a while after he got elected it seemed he did intend to fulfill his promise, and maybe he tried, but he has done little good. There is scant evidence now he has done anything that has appreciably helped we the people. In general he has been a much better president than Bush II, the worst in my lifetime. He has not done something as stupid as start a war like the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but he has not done much to curtail our military activities benefiting the military-industrial establishment. Continue reading “Recent Post”
September 20, 2016
As I alluded to in my Stapleton Gallery post on my Facebook page most of the United States’s economic troubles in recent years have been caused by dysfunctional political systems. In order to get elected politicians have to raise money from the rich who demand lower taxes in return. Lower taxes for the rich have prevented using fiscal policies such as infrastructure projects to create good jobs and stimulate economies, forcing the Federal Reserve system to use monetary policies attempting to stimulate economies and create good jobs, which has not worked very well.
After creating trillions of digital monetary units by simply typing digits into computerized bank accounts and calling it money, and then “lending” this “money” to banks, traders and corporations at very low interest rates, what the Federal Reserve mainly accomplished was to inflate stock markets and bond markets, enriching some of the rich, but not helping the citizens needing good jobs very much.
The bottom line: the United States needs better voters who will elect better politicians who will vote in the interests of all voters and citizens. Unfortunately there are scant signs this will happen any time soon.