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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Libya Under Gaddafi's So-called Dictatorship

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So, was Muammar Gaddafi a Terrorist?

Forget Hillary’s Emails. Here’s Her Real Scandal That Nobody is Talking About.

Obama declares Venezuela ‘extraordinary threat’ to U.S. national security.

Siovhan Cleo Crombie, Urban Times 

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giphy-141.gi16th May 2014 | What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national citizen of Libya may disagree but we want you to decide.

Ruling the country for for 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa. So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV Gaddafi did some powerful things that were not very reminiscent of a vicious dictator. Here are ten things Gaddafi did for Libya that you may not know about…

Siovhan Cleo Crombie: I am an aspiring novelist, poet and script writer. I just love anything to do with words ... .

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Forget Hillary’s Emails, Here’s Her Real Scandal That Nobody is Talking About, Nick Bernabe, ANTIMEDIA

  • Maybe you don’t know the story, so I will quickly try to paint a picture of Libya for you.
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Obama declares Venezuela ‘extraordinary threat’ to U.S. national security, Gloria La Riva, Liberation News

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Venezuela fights back against U.S.-supported counterrevolution

Paul Krugman Reveals the Outrageous Con Job Behind the Savage GOP Budget

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  • "The modern G.O.P.’s raw fiscal dishonesty is something new in American politics."
  • Richer and Poorer: How much inequality can a democracy stand?

Janet Allon, AlterNet

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March 20, 2015 | It can be tough, Paul Krugman allows in Friday's column, to keep up the level of outrage at Republican lawmakers who do not seem to be in any way bound to the rules of honor or honesty in their budget proposal. Like, not at all.

"Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits," Krugman opens, "but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar 'magic asterisk' — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is supposed to come from.

Janet Allon is an assistant managing editor and columinst at AlterNet.

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Richer and Poorer: How much inequality can a democracy stand? Jill LePore, New Yorker

  • Accounting for inequality.
  • People are living — and dying — out in the cold.

 

 

How to Die of Dumb

  • Our cannibalistic economic model, indifferent news media, sagging voter turnout, general cynicism, religious derangement and fundamental addiction to a cognitive dissonance that motivates so very many to slap aside stone-carved facts staring them in the face, is going to put this whole human experiment into a shallow, unmarked grave.
  • This is how you die of Dumb.
  • Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout  / the Smirking Chimp

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March 9, 2015 | Sen. James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma since 1994, took to the floor of the Senate the other day with a snowball in a bag. Because it was cold in Washington DC, he said, because there was snow on the ground, that proves climate change is a hoax. "In case we had forgotten," he said, pulling the snowball from the sack, "because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, do you know what this is? It's a snowball, just from outside here. It's very, very cold out." He went on to denounce what he called the "hysteria on global warming," and then threw the snowball at the presiding officer.

James Inhofe - who believes snow in DC disproves climate change - is the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, because of course he is. He won with 57 percent of the vote in his last re-election campaign, because of course he did.

William Rivers Pitt is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of two books: War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know and The Greatest Sedition Is Silence. His newest book, House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation, will be available this winter from PoliPointPress.

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Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority? Robert J. Burrowes, Countercurrents.org 

  • I want to ask you three questions: Are you scared to make your own judgment (irrespective of the number of others, including experts, who make a similar judgment)? Are you scared to be labelled a 'conspiracy theorist' if you believe something contrary to the official (that is, the elite) narrative? And why?
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