Why We Fight

Why We Fight

If you haven???t seen the movie yet, then go rent it (if you can find it).

Americans love war. The national fabric of the nation is interwoven with vast multinational conglomerates and corporate lobbyists whose main business is to provide the arsenals of war. To anyone, anywhere who can pay the price.

The tools of death and destruction are sold to the highest bidder, even the ???enemy???. America armed Iraq. Saddam was handpicked by the CIA. Saddam was given tacit approval to invade Kuwait. Suddenly, the Saudi oil fields were imperiled, and the US war machinery cranked up.

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Peak Pandemic

Bird flu is on a lot of minds today (although not nearly enough), but another gigantic problem of far greater magnitude is looming on the horizon. Peak energy is about to slap everyone in the face, worldwide.

Matthew R. Simmons is the Chairman of the energy-industry investment banking firm Simmons & Company International, and he’s giving the warning cry to what will prove to be civilizations Achilles heel:

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Help Wanted

Being self employed does have it’s advantages. I’m batting .1000 with my predictions regarding the war on terror.

Some 86 percent of them said the world has grown more, not less, dangerous, despite President George W. Bush’s claims that the U.S. is winning the war on terror???

Remember back when Bush was running for re-election and we had all those national security color scares? The red and orange scares that scrambled municipal police departments all over the country in a frantic attempt to stop those ghastly terrorists from destroying us all?

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Our Fathers Father

Steve Sanders shows how hard it is to really get a grip on what’s coming down.

We’re faced with some of the most difficult decisions of our life. This generation. Weighing against those decisions isn’t just our cultural values and expectations, but our families too. What kind of world are they going to inherit? Will they even be able to survive, or will it be a hardscrabble living subsistence existence?

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Banana Republic

“The federal minimum wage has been $5.15 an hour for almost 10 years, and is worth less now that at almost anytime in the last 50 years. Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage in 1968 would be worth $9.09 today, 75% more than the current wage.”

Of course the Senate blocked the wage increase for minimum wage workers. Expecting our (dubiously) elected officials to do anything right these days is asking for a massive disappointment. The Congress, Senate and White House are totally out of touch with the will of the people is beyond obvious, but unless there is a coup or revolution, there’s not much we can do about it.

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Iraq’s disastrous ‘black oil’ swamps

This is a terrifying story – Iraq’s disastrous ‘black oil’ swamps. There’ s no telling just how serious the damage is, but it’s very, very serious. One of the more lasting environmental side affects on the “War on Terror”. Along with the horrifying effects of depleted uranium killing and maiming tens of thousands of people, the environmental disasters in Iraq is of Biblical proportions.

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