10 Steps To Fascism

By Naomi Wolf

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all

Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down: the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over radio and TV stations, issued restrictions on the press, tightened some limits on travel, and took certain activists into custody.

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Why Buy Gold?

I’m seeing a lot of questionable advice on “buying gold”. I call this highly questionable, because there are much better investments around then gold or silver. Food prices will double, triple and even quadruple very soon. Gold, on the other hand, is already fairly expensive and is expected to double. If it does, it will become unfordable for many people, lowering it’s actual demand. But there are some things, no matter what their cost, will always be in demand…

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Arctic Melting Accelerating

So much ice has disappeared that the Arctic today looks much like what scientists thought it would in 2050. It’s as if the atmosphere hit the fast-forward button.  Accelerating Arctic Melting

If the forecast models are correct and the vanishing ice is responsible, this could be the beginning of weather changes that might someday leave the West perpetually parched and strain water resources even further than they are now.

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Military Mutiny?

This sounds like a mutiny to me — but I’ve no idea if it is true.

WMR has learned from U.S. and foreign intelligence sources that the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, were destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. However, elements of the Air Force, supported by U.S. intelligence agency personnel, successfully revealed the ultimate destination of the nuclear weapons and the mission was aborted due to internal opposition within the Air Force and U.S. Intelligence Community. Lost B-52 Nuke Missiles Were On Their Way to Middle East For Attack On Iran

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I’ve Lost Track Of The Time

MORRISVILLE – When Morrisville police officer Chris Gill handed him a ticket, Kent Kauffman coughed. Next thing Kauffman knew, Gill was charging him with assault on a government official. Gill contends Kauffman intentionally coughed on him three times. According to Gill’s report, Kauffman looked into the officer’s eyes before “hacking” in his face, Morrisville spokeswoman Stacie Galloway said Wednesday. Kauffman acknowledges that he coughed two or three times from the window of his Dodge minivan Tuesday but said it was toward Gill’s waist. “He says I coughed in his face,” Kauffman said. “But that would only work if he had a 4-foot-long face.” Kauffman said that Gill cuffed him and threw him into the side of the patrol car, and that he ended up on the ground. “It knocked the wind out of me,” he said. “He kept yelling at me to get up. I told him, ‘I can’t move, man, I’m sick.’ ” Cough And Be Arrested

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The Present Primitive

It’s not just about racism though – it’s about culture and civilization.

The word “tribe” invokes dark images and gross misunderstanding. Tribes once populated the whole of the Earth, inhabiting all of the major continents and habitable islands of the world. With the advent of agriculture, tribes were slowly replaced with a new type of civilization, the nation / state. Even as long as several thousand years ago, a significant portion of humans came to identify themselves with their nations.

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A Manifesto For A New Environmentalism

Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, like Silent Spring, was considered powerful because it marshaled the facts into an effective (read: apocalyptic) story. But, ironically, for more than seven years, research that environmentalists have privately conducted on attitudes toward global warming has found the opposite: Cautionary tales and narratives of eco-apocalypse tend to provoke fatalism, conservatism, and survivalism among voters–not the rational embrace of environmental policies. This research is consistent with extensive social-science research that strongly correlates fear, rising insecurity, and pessimism about the future with resistance to change.

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This is more trash news meant to distract and entertain, I’m posting it because it shows the decadence of our culture. Aren’t some people starving in Sri Lanka?

GALLE: The Fortress Sri Lanka, an award winning luxury resort in Galle has created the most expensive dessert in the world. Priced at $14,500 “˜The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence’ is an effort by the resort’s culinary team to create a one of a kind dessert that is intrinsically linked with the destination, offering both long lasting memories and a keepsake of the experience.

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If this isn’t the most disgusting thing I’ve read (on Monday morning):

Pudding Media, a start-up based in San Jose, Calif., is introducing an Internet phone service today that will be supported by advertising related to what people are talking about in their calls. The Web-based phone service is similar to Skype’s online service “” consumers plug a headset and a microphone into their computers, dial any phone number and chat away. But unlike Internet phone services that charge by the length of the calls, Pudding Media offers calling without any toll charges.

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U.S. Airports Storing Data For Years

Getting in and out of your “own” country (using the term very loosely) is like running the gauntlet.  Homeland security goons and their informants (read “airlines”) are now the most bothersome parts of traveling abroad.

Privacy advocates obtained database records showing that the government routinely records the race of people pulled aside for extra screening as they enter the country, along with cursory answers given to U.S. border inspectors about their purpose in traveling. In one case, the records note Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Gilmore’s choice of reading material, and worry over the number of small flashlights he’d packed for the trip.  U.S. Airport Screeners Are Watching What You Read

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Letter Writing While Awaiting Armegeddon

“[There’s] a strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.” And in an online essay[6] in late 2006, he wrote, “I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. “¦ An airliner almost certainly did not hit The Pentagon. “¦ The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center almost certainly did not collapse and fall to earth because hijacked aircraft hit them.” Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 911 Commission Report

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Veterans Disarmament Act

The gun grabbers are still at it. Now they’re going after vets.

The proposed ban is actually broader. Anyone who is diagnosed as being a tiny danger to himself or others would have his gun rights taken away … forever. It is section 102(b)(1)(C)(iv) in HR 2640 that provides for dumping raw medical records into the system. Those names — like the 83,000 records mentioned above — will then, by law, serve as the basis for gun banning.

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