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Construction of a New World Order for the 21st Century Has Begun

October 27, 2015 2:17 pm
the BRIC references at the base are brilliant taxi

CIA Threatens 9/11 Researchers Who Discovered “Explosive Evidence of A Coverup” – Sean Adl-Tabatabai/Global Research

Mondoweiss Breaks Silence Over The Alison Weir/JVP Controversy – Or Does It?

August 13, 2015 9:10 pm
you're welcome c&d, and thank you. i came back here because i forgot some important points. i a have a few genuine personal friends i met thru MW who are jvp members. one of them in particular sends me a lot of tips, not all jvp related. she is an amazing activist and a really sweet person. she works (very hard) on initiatives like lobbying unions to divest, g4s, hewlett packard. when the mobilize and action they can get 1000's of signatures very quickly and those are all separated by regional districts and then they organize to have them delivered. i delivered one once to my congressperson hundreds of signatures from our district alone. (i think like ..700). it all happened very fast. during this time no one has every pressured me from the group. no one contacted me about alison. no one contacted me as an employee of MW regarding alison. there are over 100k members in jvp and it would be foolish to assume they all are of the same mind about everything. it's an effective group and i like them. i have only been to a few meetings. one they asked me a month ahead of time to speak on water issues in palestine. i studied very hard for it and was brutally honest. there was no effort to curtail what i said and they were very appreciative. the rest of the meeting during the time i was there was a tad boring. they were planning actions. at no time during the meeting did i feel like this was anything other than a regular activist meeting albeit a tad boring and extremely well organized. the other meeting was when Hatim Kanaaneh spoke in berkeley at his book reading. i brought him and his wife and and introduced him at the event. it went well. before there was an exercise when you stand in two circles one inside the other facing eachother. a reader called out questions and you were asked to give your answer. many of them were regarding misconceptions about palestinian and hamas. they emphasized all the myths people were brainwashed into believing. it was a great meeting. whatever kind of pressure people might feel is not communicated to a person at my level. i am not aware of any activist group in the bay area more engaged with bds with as much reach. i like working with them and over look differences because i believe every group has differences. i am sure i would feel differently if the people i interacted with here in the bay area were different and not so who they are. but i like them. they are my friends. sorry! i think they are one of the most effective activist groups working for BDS in the US. and they are really well organized. don't have time to read the comments as we are backed up. i just wanted to clarify.
August 13, 2015 7:06 pm
clamoring to phil? seriously, do you think phil could cafe less if i was a jvp member? i don't even know if phil is a jvp member. fyi i joined (it costs $18) to go to an annual conference"meeting" held in the bay area a few years ago. it was for 2 or 3 days and had a host of interesting speakers or bds and other things. i like having jvp petitions sent to my inbox because they are simple and effective ways of advocacy (for example it takes all of 2 seconds to send a pre prepared email to my congressperson telling them to support the iran deal. virtually all of jvp's congressional petitions i agree with. it is very effective and organized activism. no one tells me to do this. it saves me a lot of time writing this stuff and keeping track of it. that's why i am a member and i think it's a good reason. i don't even know if adam and phil know i am a member. like any normal person considering the reasons why someone might not be making a statement, please take into consideration logical things like for instance, there may not be one unified site agreement over these actions. i have to go, i saw taxis link and was curious. i won't have time to read all of these comments because i am busy. but phil and adam don't control me. i signed the petition before i took my name off of it for multiple reasons which i can;t go into at the time. both phil and adam knew i was going to sign it and neither objected at all. not even a hint or suggestion i should not sign it. this concept i am an uncle tom is based on ignorance. i make my own decisions and i am not, for one minute, ashamed of who i am or what i say. p,s, phil was a speaker at alison's national interest convention in DC. you might try digesting that thought before magically assuming where his primary interest lies. not everyone fits into neat packages, especially not phil. he is a great friend of mine and a great human being and has never tried to influence my thinking. we get along and have a natural personal affinity, that's why we work together. what a fool thinking i am anyones puppet. and there's no schiziod-ness going on. i am a member of jvp for practical reasons of activism. they're organized and effective. it doesn't mean i agree with everything they do and say.

Inspired by Gandhi, a Palestinian Resists Israeli Settlements – Jack Moore/Newsweek

August 6, 2015 4:30 am
the link goes to europe.newsweek. not seeing it here -- thus far.

The Iran Treaty – Uri Avnery/Veterans Today

In Praise Of The Brave And The Visionary

July 15, 2015 9:03 pm
thank you taxi, just fantastic.

Raging War Under Raging Stars

July 5, 2015 7:16 pm
this is by far the best article i have read about syria in a long long time. thanks taxi.

The Obama Legacy: Inequality, Corporate Trade Deals, Worldwide War – Kit OConnell/MintPress

July 2, 2015 5:24 am
"A quota implemented under the George W. Bush administration requires U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to keep at least 34,000 immigrants in detention at all times" i've never heard of this before. from the link: "ICE must meet an arbitrary quota set by Congress. This quota, which is often referred to as the “detention-bed mandate,” is a disgrace and should be eliminated. The quota is written into the federal law that appropriates funding for ICE. Congress requires the agency to “maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds” at any given time. The quota was first enacted in 2007, and it appears yet again in the 2015 appropriations bill currently pending in the House of Representatives." and they target the LGBT community disproportionately. what diseased minds thought this up?

The Morning After: Israel’s Hangover and The Signed Iran Deal

June 30, 2015 5:08 pm
excellent analysis taxi, and thank you. assassination -- i had not thought of that.

Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley: ISIS Is A Result Of America’s ‘Mindless Rush To War’

June 29, 2015 3:49 pm
sanders has zero charisma and no chance of being elected prez he's a waste of time and bandwidth.
June 29, 2015 3:46 pm
"Why has Bernie Sanders been receiving so much more media coverage than Martin O’Malley? " i never even heard of o'malley until right now. jeez louise i better hit the innertubes.

Wikiweasel Coverup As Saudi Contact With Israel Censored – Gordon Duff/Veterans Today

June 28, 2015 6:54 am
maybe he could link to it.
June 28, 2015 6:53 am
i'm completely unimpressed with this style of journalism. it assumes everyone reading this article has read everything duff (or veterans today given the continual use of "we" in the text) has ever written, assuming he previously wrote about all the allegations he writes about as it it were known or confirmed already. it doesn't mean everything he says is speculative, but ie: "As Zbigniew Brzezinski pointed out 5 years ago, Wikileaks is an intelligence agency operation that mixes in phony documents with real ones to serve an agenda. Wikileaks, by our estimation, proven again, is a Mossad fraud, nothing less." where are the embeds? why not include one in "Brzezinski pointed out 5 years ago" or "phony documents with real ones" or " proven again, is a Mossad fraud". a reader is left hanging every step of the way. and what does this mean: "According to Wikileaks, 9/11 never happened, Israel doesn’t exist" perhaps it doesn't occur to duff the saudis don't use the same sort of vulnerable cables most other countries use? maybe they assume spies are everywhere and take precautions. lots of allegations (and a few no brainers thrown in for good measure like "Saudi cash has bought numerous Lebanese citizens, government, military and press and that active operations against Lebanon are being financed and managed from Saudi facilities in Beirut and across Lebanon") to grease the wheels. but a responsible journalist when link to references, or blockquote or press to bring the leader along. this relies on faith of the "Everyone knows...We also have considerable evidence (X2), We have very strong reason to believe..." and "Remember when the New York Times was rooting through Wikileaks cables and Wikileaks called to the Israeli embassy to send over personnel to make sure that Wikileaks never put out documents that could be damaging to Israel? " no i don't remember. maybe her could link to it.

JVP Loses Its Balance: The Weir Wars – Amith Gupta

June 25, 2015 6:30 pm
my blockquoting html didn't appear. i should have used quotemarks. it was a quote from "For example, in IAK’s.....to ...based solely on their ethnic or religious identity." and i picked up on "that's ridiculous"