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Dance of the Whirling Diplomats

September 27th, 2014 By James Corbett

Of course, it's all hypocritical nonsense. America's closest allies in the Gulf, including the dictatorial House of Saud and the Qataris have been among the biggest suppliers of arms and funds for the Syrian jihadis.

Remember the good old days when the alt media would at least bother to report when the erstwhile President of the United States broke the constitution?



            In this case, the “good old days” was 2009. That was the year that the man commonly known as President Obama became the first U.S. President in history to chair the UN Security Council. Back at that time it was fairly widely reported that this was in direct violation of Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. constitution:

            “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

            Oh, of course there was the arguments about whether the chairmanship of the Security Council counted as an “Office” of a “foreign State” and precisely what that implies, anyway. But that's the point: ...

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Bad Week for Big Pharma

September 24th, 2014
By James Corbett

This is spooking the market right now, which is worrying how this is going to eat into the bottom line of what could have been lucrative deals.

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Fed Parlor Tricks Continue

September 20th, 2014
By James Corbett

A near-zero rate is a tacit admission that the economy is so dismal that any extra burden on bank lending would squeeze up the credit markets entirely.

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Parallels to 1937

September 17th, 2014
By Robert J. Shiller

There is a name for the despair that has been driving discontent – and not only in Russia and Ukraine – since the financial crisis. That name is the new normal...

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The Scottish Independence Conundrum

September 13th, 2014
By James Corbett

...these are not trivial questions to be asking. In fact, they go to the very heart of what is meant by 'sovereignty' and 'independence'.

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Our Virtual Economy

September 10th, 2014
By James Corbett

This obsession with these peripheral, inconsequential non-stories is a sign of our growing detachment from the real productive economy that was once the backbone of the economies of the developed first world nations.

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Snowden Mission Accomplished

September 6th, 2014
By James Corbett

Given the virtues of this spin-off effect, Team Greenbacks argues, the Snowden story becomes by its very nature the most important whistleblowing story in the history of national security reporting.

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Of Naked Stars and Naked Clouds

September 3rd, 2014
By James Corbett

As most of the online world knows by now, this Labor Day weekend saw the release of dozens of provocative new photographs of naked celebrities gleaned from the stars' own smartphones.

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The 9 11 Script

August 30th, 2014
By James Corbett

Indeed, it seems to be the case every single year around this time: certain 9/11 “trigger” stories involving plane crashes and terror threats and Ground Zero and Homeland Security take place in late summer... and this year's terror hype over ISIS is no different.

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Bankers Endgame Draws Nigh

August 27th, 2014
By James Corbett

...the promise of central bank funny money, which is really all that's needed these days to send investors into a tizzy and to keep the longest bull market in recent history ascending into the stratosphere.

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