TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA

RANKING OF 50 STATES BY AGGREGATE TAX RATES Tax Freedom Day or Tax Slavery Parole Day, Will Be Friday Apr 24 This Year "THE MORE THE WORLD CHANGES, THE MORE IT STAYS THE SAME" (J-B Alphonse Karr 1808-1890) Over the last few evenings, Elizabeth and I have been watching on Netflix the TV series "TURN." It is about the …

POPULISM, THY FACE IS PUTIN

PLUTOCRACY, THY FACE IS OBAMA When was the last time you've heard of an American president holding a four-hour live "town hall meeting" with the whole nation? Never, of course, is the correct answer. Now contrast that with what the Russian president Putin has just done (Apr 16). He held a four-hour live televised "town …

UK COURT DECLARES UK-US MASS SPYING ILLEGAL

It took 10 British judges to start a process of liberation of Americans and Britons from their own government MAJOR US MEDIA MUM ABOUT THE UK VERDICT It took 10 Britons to start a process of liberation of Americans and Britons from their own government. In a landmark decision, the British Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), an independent judicial body that investigates complaints …

IN A SNUB TO INDIA, OBAMA SHUNS TEMPLE OF LOVE IN FAVOR OF KING OF OIL

THE KING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE KING HEADLINE NEWS, Jan 24... The White House announced today that the president was canceling plans to visit the temple of love (Taj Mahal) in Agra, India. Instead Obama will go to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the royal family following the death of King Abdullah. VEEP …

IF CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACK WAS A STRIKE AGAINST FREE SPEECH, WHY IS THE RESPONSE MORE SURVEILLANCE?

LONDON GUARDIAN OPED Jan 10, 2015 IF CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACK WAS A STRIKE AGAINST FREE SPEECH, WHY IS THE RESPONSE MORE SURVEILLANCE? By Trevor Timm Let’s not avenge the deaths of journalists by trying to curtail the very rights for which the world has praised them Here are some excerpts from Mr Timm's excellent column... …

AFGHANISTAN: US, NATO “DECLARE VICTORY, THEN RUN LIKE HELL?”

In a brief ceremony in Kabul today (Dec 28), the US and NATO declared their 13 year-war in Afghanistan over even though their stated enemy - the Taliban - are more active than ever.  This year (2014) is set to be the deadliest of the war, according to the United Nations, which expects civilian casualties to hit …