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China: Communist government strengthens infiltration of Western mainstream media.
Epoch Times 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Russia: Second largest bank admits it is broke and needs bailout. Times Online 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Sony profits fall 95% CNN 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

US: Peanut butter plant knowingly sold product tainted with Salmonella. Natural News 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Iraq ends contract with Blackwater private military firm because of wanton killings committed by its personnel. Yahoo 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

California: Government is officially broke and plans to issue its own money called IOUs. Now negotiating with banks to accept it. Just as valuable as Federal Reserve Notes. Topix 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Smoking in your own home is now banned in Belmont, California – for the good of your neighbors, of course. Classic collectivism. YouTube 2009 Jan 29

US: Congress unveils so-called stimulus package which will take $819 billion from all citizens and re-distribute it to some citizens, less a large fee for government admin-istration. Welfare stimulates poverty, not prosperity. ABC7 2009 Jan 28 (Cached)

Incredible video of men jumping off cliffs and soaring like flying squirrels. This will make your heart skip. Vimeo Posted 2009 Jan 28

US: NSA could have prevented 9/11 but kept information hidden from other security agencies. Director of NASA (a member of the CFR), instead of being fired, was promoted to head of CIA.
Raw Story
2009 Jan 27 (Cached)

Mercury in vaccines has been replaced with something even MORE toxic. Mercola 2009 Jan 27 (Cached)

US: Jobless rate now over 17% when measures the way it was before definitions were changed to hide the reality. C-SPAN 2009 Jan 27 (Cached)

US: Banks that were bailed out by taxpayers have continued to reduce lending while those that received no bailout have increased. No surprises here.
2009 Jan 26 (Cached)

US: Halliburton Corp offers to pay $559 million to government if it will drop investigation of bribery charges. New bribery to escape consequences of old bribery. Reuters 2009 Jan 26 (Cached)

Iceland: Coalition government collapses under strain of economic crisis. BBC 2009 Jan 26 (Cached)

You think you have reason to complain? This man without arms or legs will quickly change your attitude. YouTube Posted 2009 Jan 26

Oregon students no longer need to learn English or history or geography or math. Other states likely will follow. Cal Politics Posted 2009 Jan 24 (Cached)

Russia: Two critics of Putin are assassinated in broad daylight. Washington Post Posted 2009 Jan 24 (Cached)

Vitamin C can lower blood pressure better than drugs and with no side effects. Mercola 2009 Jan 24 (Cached)

Why Does the World Feel Wrong? “I had assumed that the people who wield power feel similarly about moral issues as I do”

From: Strike the Root

Consider these events:

1. A president who started two aggressive wars, who bears responsibility for the loss of thousands of American lives along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan lives, leaves office as a free man without a felony record or any negative repercussions.

2. Meanwhile, the same populace that has intimate experience with lying politicians appears utterly smitten with a smooth-talking new president promising change and demanding sacrifice.

3. The Congress, which had an approval rate of 14% and which just passed a $700 billion bailout over the objections of a majority of Americans, had a re-election rate exceeding 95%.

4. Untold millions of Americans voice support of military troops as these very people are needlessly killed, injured, and separated from their families and productive work at home.

5. A general populace believed that buying unproductive assets, like housing, could make them wealthy, forever, without any coherent explanation why.

6. Researchers who pursue alternative explanations for AIDS and cancer get their funding cut and have the results of their research squelched, while others who try to improve life by providing healthful foods find themselves under attack.

Overt criminality by leaders and passive, unclear thinking by the proles have become the norm. The two go together, creating a symbiotic ecosystem of tyranny. Fraud, theft, and murder have become widespread, just as the scale of lies told and believed have reached new heights. Irresponsibility has become socialized while people in the honest pursuit of good get thwarted.

Those of us who want little more than peace and freedom don’t run the world. Pursuing freedom contradicts controlling others, so we can reason that people who pursue power have some motivations separate from our own.

I have not fully comprehended the implications of this until recently. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, I had assumed that the people who wield power feel similarly about moral issues as I do—I just couldn’t see why they commit and justify unethical behavior. I already knew that states operate according to a code that the rest of us don’t follow in our own lives. Nevertheless, I assumed that a man who acts without regard to moral laws must feel guilty about it. Then, one day, I stumbled onto this idea: Suppose he doesn’t.

With only small ambitions, he probably behaves like a common criminal, a predator. He lies to gain advantage, uses force to get his way, and steals without conscience. Not feeling guilty about unethical behavior motivates him to instigate further criminal acts.

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