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Noam Chomsky on Popular Movements and American Culture

The Constitution, Roosevelt's New Deal in the '30s and Johnson's Great Society in the 60s: "Leaders may sign their names, and they may push programs, but they do it because a popular constituency is compelling them to do it. That's the way changes take place."

Hip intel
No longer merely "news"
News never speculates, but News also rarely tells you about it until after it happened
Intel prepares you to think about what comes next, and stop it from happening.


Torrentz.eu shuts down
"Torrentz will always love you. Farewell."


We get the government we deserve...well, half of us deserve, anyway

"...if he's elected, government will become as full of compassion and love and decency as the American people themselves--including lots of folks like me!"
"But you're a mean, selfish bigot..." - Doonesbury, 1976

Biden Rule
Bush Sr. GHW replaced progressive judge William Brennan with conservative David Souter in 1990 and liberal Thurgood Marshall with conservative Clarence Thomas in 1991. Biden delivered a speech in 1992 with a hypothetical example of a THIRD nomination by a president that the US people voted out after only one term, in the final months of his presidency. 12 of 44 presidents have served only one term. Before Clinton in 1993, only Republicans had nominated to the Supreme Court in the twenty-six years since Johnson in 1967; Nixon nominated four SC Justices, Reagan four, and even the 2-year president Ford nominated one!

Twice a day
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day

"Gone to Hell"

"A cynical line would begin to circulate in Washington: In Iraq, the United States had intervened and occupied — and things had gone to hell. In Libya, the United States had intervened but not occupied — and things had gone to hell. And in Syria, the United States had neither intervened nor occupied — and things had still gone to hell." - The New York Times [1]
We know regime change is never right, and things have already gone to hell for anyone to contemplate it being right. We know that the US already HAD intervened in Syria. We know that the higher up the chain of real political and economic power one looks, the better it suits them that their enemies are disadvantaged. Rumble Fish in a barrel, a bunch of the only people opposing America's military push for total supremacy of the elite economic empires of the world, all fighting each other, looks very good indeed to them. But for those in Washington, maintaining their positions depends on them either, maintaining a degree of ignorance and self-delusion, with which to delude others, or for those who know and lie, pretending to the same delusion. And so "the United States had neither intervened nor occupied" in Syria. But it seems even they can not escape the conclusion that things had gone to hell.

Terrorism definition

Pershing's pig-blood-bullet myth . Unusual punishment (Communications Management Unit (WP)). Anonymous (WP) April Fool's day operation: Anyone on the internet can participate[2]
For too long, media, pundits, and assorted people who know better were using the words "terrorist" and "terrorism" to describe a range of arsonists, monkey wrenchers, freedom fighters, irregular army, assassins, snipers, partisans, people in the wrong place at the wrong time and saboteurs.
What was needed was a public figure to define the term properly, and so it came to pass, albeit from an unlikely source indeed: parasitic scalp alien host and foot in mouth disease outpatient Donald Drumpf (Trump's actual family name was changed from Drumpf).[3] Trump's definition was not only accurate but graphic and chilling, unless you were one of those in his audience feeling a swelling of national pride at the thought of the American Empire doing terrorism on one of the irregular army combatants or actual terrorists, real or imagined.[4]
“He took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig’s blood. And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the fifty people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem. So we better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we’re not gonna have a country, folks.”[5]
The incident as Trump tells it never happened, and terrorism has never once achieved its objective. Pershing is more famous for reading the Koran with the Moro people to make the peace. People who are dedicated to a just ideal become more dedicated when faced with obvious injustice by their foes. But perhaps Pershing was not only a peacemaker; a newspaper account of the time has him doing what was still terrorism, but a lesser terrorism, because there was no deadly violence -he did not kill the men- only the psychological warfare against the men themselves, sprinkling them with pig's blood.[6]
Advocates smile and think, "how silly of them" to be afraid for their souls, but to them it was real, a fate worse than death. For Muslims, ingesting pork is a sin, and pig’s blood is considered unholy. A person who touches pig is defiled, and they cannot enter heaven. Count on Trump to use the word terrorist himself, in describing the victims. They are in fact known to anthropologists as Juramentados, people who had consecrated themselves to the task of killing those who they believed their religion demanded dead. Assassins, in other words. The truth would be in the details (imperialists having done some highly immoral things in the Philippines); the danger of error lying before the devotee (would the world actually be better off without this person?), and only the instigation of the thought and some pretty hefty justification for the deed can be blamed on the religion. For absolute moralists, of course, there is no question: killing is wrong. But then, as there is war, and they let it happen, there are an awful lot of blindly hypocritical absolute moralists.

Like the Viet Nam War, Saudi Arabia's
invasion of Yemen is a critical
logical premise

When the US, in 1954, abstained from voting for elections to determine the ruling government of Viet Nam at the Geneva Conference of 1954, and then violated All or almost all of the terms agreed upon by the rest of the world (declaring the ceasefire zone in the south a country, installing a puppet government, bringing in troops, bringing in weapons, probably other violations, and then fighting a war), they were, in effect, fighting a war against democracy. So this was a very important logical premise: if the US was warring on other countries with no regard to their well-being, the answer was always, they were doing it for democracy. Viet Nam proves that that is not true.
In the first invasion of Iraq, when Saddam Hussein was double-crossed by the State Department into thinking he had their OK to take back the oil fields of Kuwait (a tiny country carved out of Iraq's borders, the loot of the Ottoman Empire for the victors of World War I, with no other purpose than to concentrate almost as much oil as the whole of Iraq itself under imperial control), the premise was that a big country was picking on a little one, and the US had to intervene. But the lack of US opposition to, or even comment on, the Saudi Arabian invasion of Yemen proves that is not true.

Antonin Scalia dead

The US Supreme Court justice, amongst whose errors[7][8] argued that burning crosses should not be considered a hate crime because the perpetrators could simply be charged with littering instead,[9] was found dead in Texas on Saturday, the 13th of February, 2016.

Armistice Day > Veteran's Day

As early as the years following the universally reviled World War I, reaction against which made possible the beginnings of the Peace Movement, the discussion about the evils of war was being redirected to a smokescreen of fear of a nebulous evil, and the brave soldiers who keep us from it. Therein is a bandwagon (WP) argument as well; "if you do not follow me in the direction of my diversion, then you do not support veterans."
In U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's proclamation of the first Armistice Day, November 11, 1919, he said

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."[10]

And what better way to do that than change the nature of the day that had already served the purpose of redirecting disgust with a terrible war to patriotism? The mere reminder of World War I was, in 1954, now inconvenient, so Congress, with the approval of former general Dwight Eisenhower, replaced the word "Armistice" with "Veterans"

When the Oil Runs Out,
the Globe Will Begin to Stop Warming

Warm weather has melted the polar ice cap and just like ice in a glass of water it cools up water flowing down south, which cools the air going down south and makes weather along the coast cooler.
Similarly, the storm circle wall of storm winds that surrounded the Arctic Circle has broken down. Warm temperature disrupted that wind system and let the cool air spill out. For the second winter in a row, the cool air is spilling out into the Southern Hemisphere and allowing the Arctic Circle to be warmed. From the perspective of people south of the Arctic Circle these look like cooler temperatures. But in fact they are symptoms of the warming of the Arctic Circle and melting of the ice caps.
Another unnoticed delaying effect are the "elevator" currents that pass under the very deep ocean, and up and out thousands of miles away. These currents take years to convey their water load; they are filling up with warmer water, and for years, they will deposit only the earlier, colder water stream.
These are not stabilizing influences on the weather, they are not even a lifebelt; they are a speedbump on the way off the cliff, and have an insidious negative effect as well: they hide what happens when their influence runs out, and the temperature much more suddenly increases.


List of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip (23 since the year 2000)
2014 Palestinian offensive: Israeli pretext for August ceasefire breach * Shuja'iyya Incident (2014) * Sderot cinema


Independence for Slavers:
New book about what really happened on July 4th, 1776

Professor Gerald Horne has written two new books which show that the collision of forces in the Caribbean and the Americas left the new United States as the sole dominant slave runners, and that in fact it had dominated the slave trade even before its creation. Major legal decisions against slavery occurred before the War of Independence showing a clear interest for US slavers to protect their lucrative business. Note-1776 was not a Revolution-those are always civil wars, and bloody things they are, as the losers have nowhere to sail home to. Professor Horne's interview on Democracy Now!



US coup plotters caught red-handed, media accuse them of being rude

Svoboda Spray

The T-shirt reads "Svoboda" , the far-right Ukrainian nationalist party, with a three-finger salute that is obviously Nazi code of some kind[11] See RT's "Nazi symbols" article for more proof that actual Nazis are involved in Ukraine as well, and Dark Politics' article for a photo of ex-presidential hopeful John McCain at a political rally in Kiev's Independence Square. Standing on the same stage, close enough behind McCain to jostle his shoulder is Oleh Tyahnybok, the Svoboda leader. In the fascist part of Ukraine, the pacifist cop is pepper sprayed by you!

The Nuland-Pyatt phone call[12][13] proves what conspiracy theory debunkers always said was always true: coups are not secret plots cooked up by conspirators huddled in a circle in dark smokey boardrooms. No, they are breezily ticked off the agenda in neat well-lit government offices in five minute telephone conversations. The dirty work is, in Europe at any rate, carried out by Nazi boot boys and murderers,[14] and there is no secrecy; the news just makes it into a foiled Communist intervention and a glorious welcoming of new Ukrainian friends into the generous fold of European capitalism. The /ignore switch was made instantly-all the stories were about how rude and irresponsible Nuland was for saying, "Fuck the EU". At least half of Ukraine had no intention of letting their country fall into the hands of the world's Corporatocracy by way of the country's Fascists if they could possibly help it, but they could not possibly help it. Let us hope the reported 50% who are manifestly good (it happened!) at deciding what is good for Ukraine are as good at sharing the collective pain of the EU's belt-tightening.
The map is clear: the US destroyed Ukraine's sovereignty to disrupt Russia's gas pipelines to Europe,[15][16] The PsyOps report intercepted by WikiLeaks is equally clear: NATO knew in advance that Russia would react militarily, thereby providing pretext forwards, to cover any actions, and backwards, in the event of discovery of the coup.[17]
Two other points should be noted here:
The same is true of Syria:[18] although no one should really want to make Syria a hero because they are victimized, it is important to remember who the victimizers are.
Russia's gas is important to Europe. Crushing Europe and the EU is as much a part of the US plan as crushing Russia and Ukraine. Whatever does not hurt the US is good for the US.


Villains torture
Henchmen enable villains

No charges against Bush & Co.[19]
Despite passing over Bush's chosen ones and only punishing (we can only hope) the patsies semi-randomly chosen from the "expendable" list, Feinstein's committee, and/or the forces that oppose it, dragged out the release of the document for over a year.[20]


UN: US laws violate human rights treaties

The U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva in March 2014 condemned the United States for criminalizing homelessness, calling it "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment". [21]


In 1967, the US supported Biafra in the south. Guess which part has all the oil?
Now they are trying again to take Nigeria

The US military is entering Nigeria, as one might predict if one kept track of which countries from the list of countries by proven oil reserves have not yet come under US influence.[22] The Boko Haram are not conducting a false flag operation, they are a false flag. They are a convenient villain that the US can come in and gloriously slay.[22] The rebellion may be the phoniest US pretext ever. Nigerian leaders knew about the BH raid that abducted schoolgirls four hours before it happened.[23] Boko Haram means, "Western education is forbidden".[24] Why advertise what is opposed? BH is a Muslim group, but kills Muslims.[25][22] At one point in 2013, BH had gotten very close to taking over the country, but instead, their leaders met with government leaders and arranged a ceasefire, ensuring that BH could back off, start again, and keep the war an Endless War.

Obama and Eric (what Geneva Conventions?) Holder have promised to intervene,[26] a handful of US troops "specializing in intelligence" have already arrived,[27] and the Voice of America Thinks You Should Know, the French have sent some troops too.[28] Former Nigeria owner, the UK, is surely not to be left out in this race to Berlin.[29]

As with South Sudan, one of the Seven Countries in Twelve Years which have fallen victim to US invasion, all the oil is in the south. When the US intervened in Nigeria last, it goaded Biafra, in the south, into a war for independence that was doomed from the start; it was unnecessary, and Biafra was clearly not matched with its opponent. News outlets are quick to explain that the Delta region in the south has been placated by the government, but that does not explain the fervor of Biafran nationalism, fifty years later-just search the hashtag #Biafra on Twitter for comments such as "Nigeria is a failed state" (#1 economy in Africa, remember?). Crowd control in the safe seat of Biafra, and an attack from within the difficult north, will ensure the US the best advantage; they can count on the South, and starting it in Biafra again would have been too obvious. The news outlets fail to account for Boko Haram coming into being WITHOUT the fervor of the south. As they have it, the south was placated by the government (and as the oil-rich south, why would they need to be unless it is another not-enough-overpaid revolution like Libya). This supposedly left out a particular region of the north, and voila! Boko Haram!

The news of invasion follows months of news of the Boko Haram activity, and that Nigeria had suddenly leaped past South Africa to take the lead position as Africa's biggest economy.[30] The Left are ready to condemn the rebels; noble sentiments abound in the propaganda campaigns like the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter,[31][32] But they are also ready to accept American invasion. The right will embrace Nigeria as a cause, because it is now rich enough to care about. The sudden leap is doubtless a result of another financial asset of intelligence services-just flat out stealing money from other countries. Pay off the right people, skim money off the top of their budget. Assuming the whole thing is orchestrated by the US, they would stop stealing in time to make the "riches" announcement, and make the suddenly rich country a nice gift for whatever puppet will take over, and restart the skimming afterwards if desired. Or it may be that Nigeria is not worth keeping as a democracy anymore, now that they discovered the theft.[30]


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  1. The New York Times, The Libya Gamble Part 2: A New Libya, With ‘Very Little Time Left’, by Scott Shane and Jo Becker, Section: "'Things Could Not Go Right'"
  2. Anonymous Declares Total War on Donald Trump *NEW 2016*
  3. John Oliver
  4. Trump cites bullets dipped in pigs' blood- Video, CNN Politics
  5. Trump tells story about Muslims being shot with bullets dipped in pig's blood, Caitlin Yilek, The Hill
  6. FALSE: Trump’s tale about Pershing executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs blood, debunked History News Network 23 Feb 2016. The article continues with an injunction for others to be as merciful as Pershing was, sidestepping the heresy inflicted on the men and listing truly impressive Pershing accomplishments
  7. Linking gays, pedophiles and child abusers
  8. Minorities "might not be able to academically compete"
  9. College Term Papers. This statement on the online site is similar to the one referred to in text (free to prosecute littering but not burning crosses, rather than the decidedly more "let them eat cake, then" style of the one referred to); only anecdotal evidence for it exists so far
  10. "The History of Veterans Day". Wikipedia:United States Army Center of Military History. 3 August 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/holidays/vetsday/vetshist.html. 
  11. similar to the Serbian three-finger salute, only the Serbian one uses the thumb as one of the three fingers. Third Reich, maybe?
  12. Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call-BBC
  13. Template:YouTube Leak of Nuland - Pyatt call. U.S. top officials agreed to assign new Prime Minister of Ukraine
  14. Alarming trend in Ukraine: Historic monuments toppled, Nazi symbols spread
  15. Pipeline predicament: Ukraine-Syria-Russia-USA gas nexus -Press TV
  16. Ukraine's strategic importance Business Insider
  17. [https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/08MOSCOW265_a.html#efmAB5ACs Nyet means Nyet: Russia's NATO enlargement redlines
  18. The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis: Syrian “Opposition” Armed to Thwart Construction of Iran-Iraq-Syria Gas Pipeline Global Research
  19. [https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/01/doj-feinsteins-committee-controls-torture-report-has-final-say-over-public-release Press Freedom Foundation
  20. Feinstein winning fight with CIA, Obama over torture report, by Carolyn Lochhead, SFGATE / San Francisco Chronicle
  21. The UN Human Rights Committee says the U.S. should stop criminalizing homeless people for being homeless
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 [http://www.compareafrique.com/dear-americans-hashtags-wont-bringbackourgirls-might-actually-making-things-worse/ Dear Americans, Your Hashtags Won’t #BringBackOurGirls. You Might Actually Be Making Things Worse
  23. Nigeria govt knew about Boko Haram school raid in advance and did nothing – Amnesty Intl
  24. [mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/world/africa/boko-haram-seeks-new-battlegrounds.html?referrer= Waging War in Nigeria, and Seeking New Battlegrounds]
  25. Boko Haram appears to take new tactic: Kill Muslims as they pray (+video)
  26. Eric Holder offers to help
  27. US says to help search for abducted Nigerian girls
  28. US Forces in Nigeria to Aid Search for Kidnapped Girls
  29. Gordon Brown calls for UK military aid in hunt for abducted Nigerian girls-UN adviser also to visit Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, for talks on rescue of teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram
  30. 30.0 30.1 Nigeria overtakes South Africa to become Africa's largest economy
  31. Can A Social Media Campaign Really #BringBackOurGirls?
  32. Guinea girls in Nigerian sex slave campaign

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The back bumper reads "Flash Backs Happen"  
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Military police on guard at the Pentagon during an anti-Vietnam demonstration. Arlington, Virginia, USA, 21 October 1967 
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Ted Chapman and Norma Leaf, onstage, Nambassa Winter Show, 1978 
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Bubbles float over the hippie market in Anjuna  
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Woodstock 
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Tie-dye style shirt 
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Paisley guitar 
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Neon paisley  
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American Indian tipis offer the practical advantage of being the only tent design that can incorporate an indoor fire, but there are aesthetic and historical reasons for their popularity as well 
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Art Nouveau design for rolling papers; the style was the inspiration for concert posters of the 1960s and 1970s 
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Russian Rainbow Gathering 4th August, 2005 
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Wes Wilson rock concert poster, 1978. Wes Wilson owes less than many of his contemporaries to Art Nouveau, but his calligraphy is the best example of the stylization of the period. This example even goes as far as to follow the contours of the female subject's body, not merely making shapes of letters, but three dimensions of them 
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Candice Night (left) of Ritchie Blackmore's Blackmore's Nights, and Rob Wood, owner of Spoutwood Farm Center, as the Green Man (center) at the Spoutwood Fairie Festival, 6 May 2007 
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A photograph of two Mods on a customised scooter, a 1962 Lambretta 175 
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A mask costume in Kanaval 2009 Defile Champ De Mars, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti Defile Kanaval 
Hip 'Stock Manitoba Canada.jpg
Festival, Manitoba Canada 
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Sandals of various types are the predominant footwear in the flea market, Anjuna 
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Film poster for the hippie exploitation film Psych-Out, 1968 
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Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg, Postbeat Poets. Ginsberg was of course also a Beat poet 
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Paisley pattern on a block for hand-printing  
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Hippy VW bus model for handbag 
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Hippie couple 
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Grateful Dead bus "Furthur" 
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Singer, Netherlands 
Hip 1978 Nambassa Winter Show, Rock Opera, NZ Tour.jpg
Nambassa Winter Show, Rock Opera, NZ Tour 
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Hippy colors on a Citroen 
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New Zealand 
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The festival grounds with pyramid stage on the Friday of the 2003 Glastonbury Festival (WP)  

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