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you can burn out you eyes with those things

U.S. media propaganda has not only sought to glorify the Kiev regime by suppressing all of these elements but also has actively demonized the separatists as little more than Putin-controlled pawns. In fact, as BuzzFeed’s Max Seddon describes in an excellent article from a separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine, those fighting against Kiev have a range of significant grievances against the Ukrainian government quite independent of any Putin agenda, including violence against civilians and long-standing contempt for residents of the east:

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower? - The Intercept

last time I leap to your defense

you got the sniper position locked up

England's crushing defeat by France, the dominant naval power, in naval engagements culminating in the 1690 Battle of Beachy Head, became the catalyst for England's rebuilding itself as a global power. England had no choice but to build a powerful navy. No public funds were available, and the credit of William III's government was so low in London that it was impossible for it to borrow the £1,200,000 (at 8 per cent) that the government wanted.
To induce subscription to the loan, the subscribers were to be incorporated by the name of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. The Bank was given exclusive possession of the government's balances, and was the only limited-liability corporation allowed to issue bank notes.[14] The lenders would give the government cash (bullion) and issue notes against the government bonds, which can be lent again. The £1.2m was raised in 12 days; half of this was used to rebuild the navy.
As a side effect, the huge industrial effort needed, from establishing iron-works to make more nails to agriculture feeding the quadrupled strength of the navy, started to transform the economy. This helped the new Kingdom of Great Britain – England and Scotland were formally united in 1707 – to become powerful. The power of the navy made Britain the dominant world power in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.[15]

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the birth of Military Keynesianism

If a country is “the exceptional country,” it means that all other countries are unexceptional. If a people are “indispensable,” it means other peoples are dispensable. We have seen this attitude at work in Washington’s 14 years of wars of aggression in the Middle East. These wars have left countries destroyed and millions of people dead, maimed, and displaced. Yet Washington continues to speak of its commitment to protect smaller countries from the aggression of larger countries. The explanation for this hypocrisy is that Washington does not regard Washington’s aggression as aggression, but as History’s purpose

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org

that's what the dominant side always says

adorno would know far more than I

no hadn't made the connection. from what I remember the radical left often armed themselves

From more a right centrist libertarian perspective I can understand and dislike the right being so pro war. What is harder to understand for me is the left's seeming abandonment of the antiwar platform

Freedom Rider: Media Silence on Libya | Black Agenda Report

This is not the first time in history that an administration directed what the media does and doesn’t report. Journalists know that they have to play ball so to speak. If they want the good gig and access to senior officials they will write only what they are told to write. They won’t stray from the script or tell any inconvenient truths like the United States spending the last nearly forty years supporting jihadists who they later end up fighting.

Needed: Leaders Like JFK and Khrushchev | Consortiumnews

What do we really want and, more crucially, what do we really need? Those two need to be distinguished. What many Westerners, particularly the American neocons and those who are in the arms business and/or for various reasons hate the Russians want is to humiliate President Vladimir Putin and thus, necessarily at the present time, the Russians. This is a foolish, self-defeating and very dangerous objective.

conspiracy in government is impossible

Washington has no interest in resolving the Ukrainian situation. The situation can be resolved diplomatically only if Europe can achieve sufficient sovereignty over its foreign policy to act in Europe’s interest instead of Washington’s interest.

 The Neoconservative Threat To International Relations  : 
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As it turns out, the reason why not only the Troika received an agreed to version of the Greek reform proposals “before midnight on Monday”, but rushed these through with a favorable agreement today, is that, drumroll, the European Commission drafted the entire letter!

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Kick-The-Can Has Morphed Into A Blatant Farce

I just posted a film recommendation: Still Alice

The energy-based relationship between the countries continues to be treated as a battleground in the regional conflict, with Putin particularly unhappy that Kiev has stopped supplying gas to territories run by pro-Russian rebels.

FBI Arrests Three for Telling Informants They Wanted to Join ISIS -- News from Antiwar.com

never mind all the equipment that we conveniently put at their disposal

never mind all the arms and money that found their way to them

half of pentagon top brass along with half of our intelligence community should be arrested first

Ben Swann on The Origin of ISIS « Antiwar.com Blog

My Navel is clearly the Center.

that's why women find you irresistible.

I wonder if we are not really the center of the universe

I am somewhat positive that when I leave it will disappear

chrome just did a lock up on me

Nytol

Chinese tourists are the most desired international shoppers in some Southern California cities. Chinese visitors spend an average of $6,000 per person per trip to the US, highest in the world. Luxury brands, designer's bags and shoes entice China's middle class to fly to California for shopping sprees.
More than half of the premier stores in Beverly Hills employ Mandarin Chinese-speaking salespersons to help with Chinese travelers. Most stores in Beverly Hills accept Union Pay for Chinese travelers who don't have a US credit card. Five-star hotels in Beverly Hills provide Chinese-style breakfasts and Chinese slippers year round.

California here we come: Chinese|Business|chinadaily.com.cn

Learn Mandarin and change your brain while starting a new sales career

I think he is arguing for a neutral state with a degree of independence for the east

after the nukke exchange we can always sort out who was at fault first