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The world is pretty fucked up. Here's a closer look at the who, what, when, where and why, and how we can learn to think outside the box we're born and live in.
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The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to Read | Michael Hastings | Rolling Stone

The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to Read | Michael Hastings | Rolling Stone | Subversion | Scoop.it

Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis' assessment has been essentially that the war has been a disaster and the military's top brass has not leveled with the American public about just how badly it's been going.

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Why #OWS Needs to Denounce Violent Tactics on Display at Occupy Oakland | | AlterNet

Why #OWS Needs to Denounce Violent Tactics on Display at Occupy Oakland | | AlterNet | Subversion | Scoop.it
Occupy is not an armed conflict – it's a PR war. And images of violence undermine the movement.
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Pentagon Requests Mightier Bomb to Attack Iran -- News from Antiwar.com

There is no evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, and the opinion of the U.S. intelligence community, the Obama administration, and the latest IAEA report is that Iran’s enrichment is so far civilian in nature. Still, Washington leaves these facts out of their rhetoric and the administration continues with threatening postures, leaving room for the Pentagon to request profligate weapons and fill the pockets of rent-seeking defense corporations.

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An ACTA of war: Secret censor tool to shake up world wide web — RT

An ACTA of war: Secret censor tool to shake up world wide web — RT | Subversion | Scoop.it
As cyberspace turns its attention to the SOPA and PIPA bills in the US, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has been quietly signed or ratified by most of the developed world and is arguably the biggest threat to Internet freedom yet.
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BREAKING: Obama Signs Homeland Battlefield Bill Into Law

BREAKING: Obama Signs Homeland Battlefield Bill Into Law | Subversion | Scoop.it

Quoting Obama: 'I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.'...  And yet he still signed the bill into law.

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The Trial of Bradley Manning - Rule of Law or Rule of Retribution

The Trial of Bradley Manning - Rule of Law or Rule of Retribution | Subversion | Scoop.it

'Despite the military's mantra of having the best military legal system in the world, the past treatment of Manning - keeping him in solitary confinement, forcing him to stand naked while in pre-trial confinement and the lack of compliance with the norms of the military legal system of a "speedy" trial have added to the low points of Abu Gharib and Guantanamo in the history of military "justice."

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There Goes the Republic...

There Goes the Republic... | Subversion | Scoop.it

What’s alarming is the ease with which an otherwise deadlocked Congress that can’t manage minimal funding for job creation passes a bill that threatens the foundations of our republican form of government, and the promise to sign it by a president who one taught constitutional law.

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FOCUS: Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2011

FOCUS: Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2011 | Subversion | Scoop.it

Okay. You can stop vibrating like a shaved poodle duct-taped to the foul pole at Wrigley during a night game in April. It's finally here. The 8th annual Top Ten Comedic News Stories of the Year.

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Kids Eating Rat Poison Is an "Acceptable Risk" for ALEC

Kids Eating Rat Poison Is an "Acceptable Risk" for ALEC | Subversion | Scoop.it

An American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member is defying Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting the sale of rat poisons that pose dangers to children and the ecosystem. ALEC representatives say that kids eating rat poison is an "acceptable risk" that does not justify government intervention in the market.

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Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’

Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’ | Subversion | Scoop.it

Policemen are sworn to serve and protect to citizens, not to act as a personal army.  To even imply this with rhetoric is just appalling and borderline tyrannous.

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The Politics of Economics in the Age of Shouting

The Politics of Economics in the Age of Shouting | Subversion | Scoop.it

It seems there is a fairly straightforward answer to America's economic woes, but Congress can't heart it (or doesn't want to) amidst all the shouting of other ideas.

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And Some Wonder Why Americans Are So Dumbed Down?

And Some Wonder Why Americans Are So Dumbed Down? | Subversion | Scoop.it

Do the media treat Americans like children because we act as such, or do Americans act like children because the media treats us as such?  Insert witty comment about the chicken and the egg argument.

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Internet has become 'surveillance machine': Julian Assange

Internet has become 'surveillance machine': Julian Assange | Subversion | Scoop.it

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted the mainstream media, Washington, banks and the Internet itself as he addressed journalists in Hong Kong via videolink from house arrest in England.  He might just be right, too, when the very tools he fights to protect have been the biggest tools used in redefining a journalist.

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'The Market' Has Chosen the Winner in the Culture Wars

'The Market' Has Chosen the Winner in the Culture Wars | Subversion | Scoop.it

'Or, if you have sold your proverbial soul to the gods of unfettered commerce - like the rightwing self-described Culture Warriors, or the (formerly) Moral (former) Majority - advertisements are the market speaking for the greater culture at large.  And the greater culture, funny enough, largely disagrees with the rightwing.

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AllGov - News - EPA Finally Supplies Drinking Water to Pennsylvania Fracking Victims

AllGov - News - EPA Finally Supplies Drinking Water to Pennsylvania Fracking Victims | Subversion | Scoop.it
Some locals were reporting methane bubbling out of their faucets and tap water actually catching fire, meaning that natural gas had contaminated the water.
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After Journalist Arrests, U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings

After Journalist Arrests, U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings | Subversion | Scoop.it

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for a “renewal of American values.” However, over the course of his wide-ranging speech, he made no mention of one core value: the fundamental role of the free press in America.
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Occupy Phase II: The Supreme Court

Occupy Phase II: The Supreme Court | Subversion | Scoop.it

Just as Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge has become the rallying cry for conservatives at the federal and state levels, the Bernie Sanders anti-corporate personhood amendment can become a similar litmus test for all candidates who want support from the Occupy movement.

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FOCUS | Occupy The Dinner Table

FOCUS | Occupy The Dinner Table | Subversion | Scoop.it

'When the rich man asked Jesus how he could find salvation, Jesus told him to give away all of his possessions and follow him.'

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Who will deliver the US postal service from destruction?

Who will deliver the US postal service from destruction? | Subversion | Scoop.it

The US Postal Service faces drastic closures, thanks to a bogus financial crisis – cuts that threaten America's very way of life...

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The Speech I Wish Obama Would Deliver

The Speech I Wish Obama Would Deliver | Subversion | Scoop.it

Today, I vetoed legislation that would have undermined...liberties. In an alarming turn of events, your representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S.

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Daily Kos: NOT SATIRE: U.S. Calls Upon Russia to Respect Rights of Peaceful Protesters

Daily Kos: NOT SATIRE: U.S. Calls Upon Russia to Respect Rights of Peaceful Protesters | Subversion | Scoop.it

The Bard himself couldn't have written a better parody of government nonsense - and this isn't even a parody.

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The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The US

The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The US | Subversion | Scoop.it

Why do small suburban towns and counties need amphibious tanks, bulletproof trucks, radiation detectors and M16s?

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Researcher’s Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging Everything

The Android developer who raised the ire of a mobile-phone monitoring company last week is on the attack again, producing a video of how the Carrier IQ software secretly installed on millions of mobile phones reports most everything a user does on a phone.

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And, We Have Gotten Used to It

And, We Have Gotten Used to It | Subversion | Scoop.it
As you know, we are living in an age when big money owns everything ... including the news. That cash bought a lot of silence for a long time. Enough time for unchecked power to get this country tangled into messes all around the world.
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Judge rejects $285 million SEC-Citigroup agreement

Judge rejects $285 million SEC-Citigroup agreement | Subversion | Scoop.it
A federal judge has struck down a $285 million settlement between Citigroup and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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