red_tape From The Economic Collapse Blog. Even with all of the massive economic problems that the United States is facing, if the government would just get off our backs most of us would do okay. In America today, it is rapidly getting to the point where it is nearly impossible to start or to operate [...]
Lawyers for the Barack Obama administration told a federal judge Monday that the U.S. government has authority to kill U.S. citizens whom the executive branch has unilaterally determined pose a threat to national security.
UNITED NATIONS – When the shah of Iran, a strongly pro-U.S. ally, was ousted from power after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the stridently anti-U.S. regime of Ayatollah Khomeini that captured power also inherited a military bonanza: billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art weapons provided by the United States.
As the winter months are drawing in, most people like nothing better than to sit down to a big, hot, bowl of soup.
But New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stepped up his campaign to get the city’s residents to eat healthier and has now targeted the winter-warmer as one of the big offenders.
Three retired Marines have been arrested after allegedly selling two boxes of AK47 assault rifles to a notorious Los Angeles street gang.
Adam Gitschlag, who served in Iraq, was arrested at his suburban home in Orange County, California, following an investigation by Federal agents.
He is accused of supervisin
g the sale of two cases of firearms to members of the Florencia 13 gang for $6,000.
Gitschlag and another former Marine met with the men in the car park of a Pasadena Post Office, according to the ATF.
Dead bodies, cancer patients and sick children just some of the graphic images proposed for U.S. cigarette warnings
Diseased lungs, dead bodies, a man on a ventilator and mothers blowing smoke in their children’s faces are among the images that may end up on cigarette packs in the U.S.
Health officials are considering the striking pictures and accompanying messages in their effort to revamp tobacco warning labels.
Nation states are dead: EU chief says the belief that countries can stand alone is a ‘lie and an illusion’
The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes.
In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy went on to denounce Eurosceptism as the greatest threat to peace.
A Republican congressman who believes that global warming is not a threat because God has promised not to destroy the Earth has put himself forward as chairman of a powerful committee that deals with energy policy and its effect on the environment.
I lived in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship—I can spot a fascist police-state when I see one.
The United States is a fascist police-state.
Harsh words—incendiary, even. And none too clever of me, to use such language: Time was, the crazies and reactionaries wearing tin-foil hats who flung around such a characterization of the United States were disqualified by sensible people as being hysterical nutters—rightfully so.
It had to happen sooner or later.
The Nigerian newspaper This Day has reported that security officials at Lagos airport are getting their jollies by watching female passengers go through a full-body scanner.