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Scales of Economy: Beyond Bearish

Saving the Economy: The Mortgage Meltdown & Beyond
by Jack Random
While the candidates for president and their enablers in the media seem lost in an endless cycle of scandal involving the statements and misstatements of associates, the economy is dangling on the precipice of total collapse.  

The Federal Reserve has done all it can to turn the tide, with a series of interest rate reductions and a massive infusion of treasure to bolster the security of our financial institutions. 
Every move has had only a temporary effect, the latest on Monday triggering a 400-point rally on the Dow Industrial Average only to lose all gains by the end of the week.  

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Deployment of US Troops inside Canada

The Deployment of US Troops inside Canada
by Michel Chossudovsky
On February 14th, Canada and the US signed an agreement which allows for the deployment of US troops inside Canada. There was no official announcement nor was there a formal decision at the governmental level. In fact the agreement was barely mentioned by the Canadian media.

The agreement, which raises far-reaching issues of national sovereignty, was not between the two governments. It was signed by military commanding officers.

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Iran and the "Oh Shit!" Moment

It's the "Oh Shit!" Moment on Iran
by Dave Lindorff
Every horror movie has that "Oh Shit!" moment, when the hero or heroes are huddled in some creepy hideout, and suddenly something happens that tells you that the monster is just around the corner, or just about to attack.
In "Jurassic Park" it was the pulsing ripples in a cup of water, heralding the arrival of a T-Rex. In "Jaws" it was the deep base music, letting you know that a monstrous shark was about to attack.

Well, we just got our "Oh Shit!" moment with the just-announced resignation of Admiral William J. Fallon, the military commander of US Middle East operations.

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Dion: Getting the “Joe Clark" Treatment

Is Stephane Dion Getting the “Joe Clark Treatment?”
by Richard Sharp
The Conservatives have vilified Stephane Dion’s leadership for over a year now, everything from repeated and vile attack ads to ongoing, talking-point slurs from the chosen few who are allowed to speak to the media. 
Most pundits in the mainstream media have succumbed to this smear job, even many of Canada’s most seasoned political commentators.   

"Not so!", I’m certain their response; "Mr. Dion earned our displeasure." But let’s look at the facts.

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Winter Soldiers Speak on Iraq/Afghanistan: Lawless and Illegal

US/IRAQ: Rules of Engagement "Thrown Out the Window"
by Dahr Jamail
Garret Reppenhagen received integral training about the Geneva Conventions and the Rules of Engagement during his deployment in Kosovo. But in Iraq, "Much of this was thrown out the window," he says.

"The men I served with are professionals," Reppenhagen told the audience at a panel of U.S. veterans speaking of their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, "They went to Iraq to defend the U.S. But we found rapidly we were killing Iraqis in horrible ways. But we had to in order to remain safe ourselves. The war is the atrocity."

The event, which has drawn international media attention, was organised by Iraq Veterans Against the War. It aims to show that their stories of wrongdoing in both countries were not isolated incidents limited to a few "bad apples", as the Pentagon claims, but were everyday occurrences.

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Policed or Police State?

The Reality of Life in a Police State
by Scott Horton
With two extraordinary infomercials, MTV asks its viewers to think seriously about what happens in a police state. Is the prospect so unthinkable? Watch these scenes and reflect on it a bit.

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Ominous Upshot: Iran Hawks Rising

Suddenly, a Dangerous Turn
by Robert Parry
Two seemingly disconnected events have created a suddenly dangerous turn regarding the future of U.S. wars in the Middle East.

One was the abrupt resignation of the person who has been the biggest obstacle to a U.S. military strike against Iran, Admiral William Fallon, the chief of Central Command which oversees U.S. military operations in the volatile region.

The second is the ugly direction that the Democratic presidential competition has taken, with Hillary Clinton’s campaign intensifying its harsh rhetoric against Barack Obama, reducing the likelihood that he can win the presidency – and thus raising the odds that the next president will be either John McCain or Sen. Clinton, both hawks on Iran.

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Childhood's End: Killing Still Iraq's Kids

Childhood Is Dying
by Dahr Jamail and Ahmed Ali
Iraq's children have been more gravely affected by the U.S. occupation than any other segment of the population. The United Nations estimated that half a million Iraqi children died during more than 12 years of economic sanctions that preceded the U.S. invasion of March 2003, primarily as a result of malnutrition and disease.
But childhood malnutrition in Iraq has increased 9 percent since then, according to an Oxfam International report released last July.

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One State or Two? Neither

The Issue is Zionism
by Jonathan Cook
If the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s most intractable, much the same can be said of the parallel debate about whether its resolution can best be achieved by a single state embracing the two peoples living there or by a division of the land into two separate states, one for Jews and the other for Palestinans.

The philosopher Michael Neumann has dedicated two articles, in 2007 and earlier this week, for CounterPunch discrediting the one-state idea as impractical and therefore as worthless of consideration. In response, Kathy Christison has mounted a robust defence, neatly exposing the twists and turns of Neumann’s logic. I will not trouble to cover the same ground.

I want instead to address Neumann’s central argument: that it is at least possible to imagine a consensus emerging behind two states, whereas Israelis will never accept a single state. That argument, the rallying cry of most two-staters, paints the one-state crowd as inveterate dreamers and time-wasters.

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Alberta: Taking Toxic Nuclear

Ontario's Bruce Power talks of nuke plant for northern Alberta
Nuclear power could cut oil sands emissions
by CBC News
Bruce Power, a private nuclear utility that generates about a fifth of Ontario's electricity, said Thursday it has taken a step that could lead to construction of Western Canada's first nuclear plant.

Bruce said it filed an application with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for clearance to prepare a possible site in Alberta's Peace River district.

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