Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) calls the government’s latest jobs and unemployment reports “nonsense numbers.” The rate of unemployment you read in the news is one-third the actual rate.
An interview with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper Ummat and published on Sept. 28, 2001. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said that he and al-Qaida had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack.
A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. The majority of readers are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear.
The working poor have been convinced by Republican propaganda that voting Democrat means giving the working poor’s tax dollars to the non-working poor, to providing medical care and schooling for illegal aliens, and being soft on terrorism.
Two gratuitous wars doubled the U.S. public debt. This is the reason there is no money for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, the environment and the social safety net. Americans got nothing out of the wars.
I have always been intrigued by the Battle of Bull Run, the opening battle of the U.S. Civil War, known to Southerners as the War of Northern Aggression. Extreme hubris characterized both sides: the North before the battle and the South afterward.
Washington has pressured the Philippines, whose government it owns, into conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. What this is all about is provoking a long-term cold war conflict with China that will keep profits and power flowing into Washington’s military-security complex.
The new empire is different. It happens without achieving conquest. The American military did not conquer Iraq and has been forced out politically. There is no victory in Afghanistan, and the American military does not control the country after a decade of war.
On March 9, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 227,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs were created by the economy during February. Is the government’s claim true? No.
For Washington “democracy” is a weapon of mass destruction. When Washington brings “democracy” to a country, it means the country’s destruction, as in Libya and Iraq. It doesn’t mean democracy. Libya is in chaos, a human rights nightmare without an effective government. Now the U.S. is about to bring “democracy” to Syria.
Washington has made tremendous preparations for a military assault on Iran. In addition to massive military preparations, there is the propaganda war against Iran that has been ongoing since 1979 when Washington’s puppet, the Shah of Iran, was overthrown by the Iranian revolution.
Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the first month of this year 243,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. This good news is a mirage.
If Ron Paul’s libertarian handlers and support base could escape their ideology, Paul could be much better positioned to win the Republican nomination.
Jobs offshoring, financial deregulation and 10 years of wars have severely damaged the U.S. economy and the economic prospects of 90 percent of the American population. The signs are everywhere in front of our eyes. They are in the income distribution data, the BLS jobs data, the Census data, the poverty figures, and the high number of food stamp recipients.