Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Root Cause of Addiction?

Dr. Gabor Mate. Photo by Jay Black.
By Heather Callaghan

This is presented as alternative way of viewing addiction. One that does not wage war on the addict with shame and punishment from the so-called "War on drugs."

Is addiction entirely due to genetic predisposition?

That's non-sense, according to Dr. Gabor Mate who wrote In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It.

So, does addiction stem from childhood trauma? That's what show host Steve Paikin of The Agenda starts a dialog about. In this segment, he plays a friendly devil's advocate to stir up answers and you can see the easygoing Dr. Mate come alive to make his case.



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Night of Living Dead in Washington as Neocon Zombies McCain, Graham, Wolfowitz, Perle Arise to Demand New Conflicts with Syria, Russia, Iran; Cheney Stokes War Psychosis with Thinly Veiled Call for Anti-Obama Putsch

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett
June 23, 2014

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: The Decline Of The US And The End Of The American Empire

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Ever since 9/11, it has been apparent that the American empire is living on borrowed time. In more recent years, the inevitable collapse of American world hegemony and the unipolar world is one that very few informed observers can continue to ignore.

Riddled with massive unemployment, an overextended military, entrenched police state, crumbling infrastructure, and the ever-present threat to the US dollar, it is clear that the United States is merely the shell of its former self. Indeed, in 2014, the concept of long-term American primacy is only a fantasy maintained by the mainstream media with its constant repetition of meaningless and absurd notions of recoveries, humanitarian interventions, and national security.

More credible researchers, however, are well aware of the fact that the United States, as an empire as well as a nation, is headed the way of every empire before it. There is little doubt that the United States will soon run out of steam in its march across the world and a crackdown at home while reckless economic policy continues to be dictated from the halls of Wall Street.

Yet the decline of the United States is not simply the result of a few years of stupid mistakes made by the ruling class. The truth is that the end of America is nothing more than a waypoint in a script that was written long ago.

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The End of Fukuyama: Re-Starting History After a Quarter Century of Unipolar Globalization

Before You Call Animal Control...

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

There once was a boy on the beach shore, where there were thousands upon thousands of shriveling Sea Stars - life ebbing from them with the tide's ebb. They would always be there washed up and dying in the sun. Every day, they'd line the shore so that you could barely see the sand beneath. He'd pick one up - and chuck it back into the sea. He'd pick up another - and chuck it back in the sea.

Finally, someone walked up to speak some sense into him - to speak of the futility of it all. "This is insane, there are millions of Sea Stars here, you'll never save them. What you are doing here - it doesn't matter..." The boy picked another up - and chucked it back into the sea. "It mattered to that one," he said.

That story is popular among church pastors - maybe they all heard it in seminary. But one version I've never heard is how the boy called animal control to drive over them with a land rover, scoop them up and incinerate them.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At US-Russia Forum, Cohen Warns of Domestic Pressure On Putin to Establish No-Fly Zone Over Eastern Ukraine, Sees Mounting Danger of Tactical Nuclear Warfare if Crisis Continues; Russian Leaders Demand End of Poroshenko’s Massacre of Civilians; Buhrdorf Campaign in Nebraska Challenges Domination of US by Wall Street Elites Backing Sasse

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
June 21, 2014

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US Claims Syria Launches Airstrikes In Iraq

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 25, 2014

Coming just days after an Israeli airstrike against Syrian military positions under apparently false pretext, US sources claim that Syria has launched cross border strikes against ISIS positions inside Iraq.

The airstrikes connected with several targets inside Anbar province in Iraq, which is located on the Iraq/Syria border.

According to the Washington Post, Iraqi sources initially reported that the attacks were carried out by US drones but the Pentagon has denied any such strikes.

Subsequent reports stated that Syria is responsible for the airstrikes.

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EU Punishes Thailand for Ousting Mass Murdering Dictator

Tony Cartalucci

AFP reported in an article titled, “EU raps Thailand on coup, cuts official contacts,” that:

European Union foreign ministers on Monday condemned the military takeover in Thailand and agreed punitive measures to back up calls for an urgent return to democratic rule.It also claimed:

The ministers halted all official visits to Thailand and suspended the signing of a partnership and cooperation accord with Bangkok, a statement said. 

Expressing “extreme concern” at developments, ministers said the military should restore “as a matter of urgency, the legitimate democratic process and the Constitution, through credible and inclusive elections.” 

They should also free all political detainees and respect human rights and freedoms, it said, adding that EU member states will review their military ties with Thailand.An “urgent return to democratic rule,” however is impossible, because there was never any “democratic rule” to begin with. In fact, this was one of the many issues that provoked the military coup in late May 2014 in the first place. The EU’s calls for respecting “human rights and freedoms,” is also suspiciously hypocritical, as similar calls were absent in the weeks and months leading up to the coup, when the now ousted regime of Thaksin Shinawatra was carrying out a nation-wide terror campaign against his political opponents that left over 20 people dead and hundreds maimed.

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NATO’s ISIS Gambit Aims for Three Coups: Oust Assad, Replace Maliki with US Puppet Allawi, While Obama is Captured by Petraeus and Resurgent Neocon Warmongers

“Isis” Blitz Run by CIA-France-Saudis-Turkey to Save Syrian Rebels, Topple Maliki, Isolate Iran; Obama Must Work with Assad, Rouhani, Putin to Roll Back Terrorist Threat; McCain Pushing Bonapartist Cold Coup in Washington by Warmonger Gens. Petraeus and Keane; Support Tax Wall Street Party’s Dan Buhrdorf for Senate in Nebraska to Stop Neo-Protestant Austerity Demagogues Brat and Sasse

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
June 14, 2014

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fracking industry dealt huge blow by downgrade of Monterey shale formation

Dylan and Jo Murphy
June 24, 2014

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"After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future." Obama in 2013 State of The Union address.

The myth of American energy independence from fracking has been dealt a huge blow by the downgrade of recoverable oil from the Monterey shale formation. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has slashed its estimate of oil reserves from the Monterey shale formation by a massive 96%.

In 2011 the EIA released a report that reviewed US shale oil and gas reserves. It stated that the largest shale oil formation in America was the Monterey play in Southern California. The report estimated that the Monterey shale formation held 15.5 billion barrels of oil or 64% of total U.S. shale oil reserves.

California's vast shale deposits were labelled ''black gold'' due to this forecast. On the basis of this rosy review the University of California produced a report forecasting millions of new jobs and billions in extra tax revenues.

Such academic reports have played a part in encouraging the media frenzy that has tried desperately to promote fracking to the American people as a clean, safe industry that will create jobs, foster a renaissance in manufacturing industry, increase tax revenues and help America be independent of supplies from its geopolitical enemies.

On top of this American imperialism is using these inflated claims for its energy reserves to advance its geopolitical interests. The Obama administration are using the crisis in Ukraine to put pressure on their puppet allies in the EU to wean themselves off Russian gas and buy American fracking gas in the future.

At a press briefing before Obama's June trip to Poland, Belgium and France Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhode said:


Monday, June 23, 2014

ISIS In Iraq and The Path To Iran

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recently, I wrote an article entitled, “The Clandestine Reasons For ISIS Taking Over Iraq,” where I suggested there were at least two possible reasons out of several for NATO powers to direct ISIS fighters in their rampage across Iraq and subsequent seizure of large swaths of territory in that country. 

One of the reasons for directing ISIS’ assault against Iraq is the ability to arm the organization with heavy military equipment to then be funneled across the border into Syria for use in that country. Such equipment as tanks, Humvees, and even helicopters could thus be written off as a mistake and not the backdoor weapons transfer that it was.

Second, and more likely, is the possibility that the United States has allowed ISIS to conquer Iraqi territory so as to justify the eventual invasion of Syria in addition to the reinvasion of Iraq. Indeed, any deployment of American troops, airstrikes, or any other type of US military force, will necessitate a battle against ISIS inside Iraq as well as “cross-border” strikes against the organization in Syria. Such “cross-border” strikes would likely be met with apathetic support from the American people since any restraint regarding borders will be presented and then viewed as placing “handcuffs on the troops.”


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ISIS In Iraq To Be Used To Justify Invasion In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recently, I wrote an article entitled, “The Clandestine Reasons For ISIS Taking Over Iraq,” where I suggested that one possible reason out of several for NATO powers to direct ISIS fighters in their rampage across Iraq and subsequent seizure of large swaths of territory in that country was the ability to set the stage for a NATO bombing campaign in Iraq that would immediately lead to the same in Syria. 

No sooner than this article was published did we see the first rumblings out of the Western mainstream media and government mouthpieces suggesting that a bombing campaign in Iraq and, indeed, Syria is an option that should be put on the table.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

“Isis” Blitz Run by CIA-France-Saudis-Turkey to Save Syrian Rebels, Topple Maliki, Isolate Iran; Obama Must Work with Assad, Rouhani, Putin to Roll Back Terrorist Threat; McCain Pushing Bonapartist Cold Coup in Washington by Warmonger Gens. Petraeus and Keane; Support Tax Wall Street Party’s Dan Buhrdorf for Senate in Nebraska to Stop Neo-Protestant Austerity Demagogues Brat and Sasse

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
June 14, 2014

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ISIS Terror Group Controlled By Saudi Royal Family

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As ISIS marches across the sands of Iraq, the vast majority of Americans are no doubt convinced yet again that what amounts to a coordinated fighting army is merely the product of bearded fanatics hiding in caves hating America “for its freedoms.”

Although the overwhelming majority of the American public will never look any closer than a variant of the cleverly crafted description provided above, those that do pay some modicum of attention to current events will discover that, according to the mainstream media and Western governments, the leader of ISIS is none other than Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi, the alleged creator of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

However, upon further study, it is revealed that the true leader is not Baghdadi at all. Indeed, the leader is not even an Iraqi.

Degenerate US Ruling Class Seething with Rage Over Syria, Iran, Ukraine Rebuffs; Neocon, Islamophobia, Humanitarian Bombing, and Clintongate Networks Mobilized for Pro-War Coup; Obama Warsaw Exercise Film Suggests Secret Service Not Protecting President

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
KDKAKDKA-1020AM, Pittsburgh with Chris Moore
June 11, 2014

Originally aired on Sunday, June 8, 2014

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The Clandestine Reasons for ISIS Taking Over Iraq

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recent news of the rapid advance of the Islamic Fundamentalist organization ISIS across a wide swath of Iraq may indeed have come as a shock to a large number of Americans. Indeed, to the general public who pay very little attention to the affairs of other countries or even their own, the fact that the ISIS now controls a large portion of Iraq as well as a portion of Syria not only conjures up images of American foreign policy failure but also of the possibility of re-invading Iraq in order to quell the fundamentalist forces.

The irony, of course, is that “al-Qaeda” and ISIS would never have been in Iraq to begin with had it not been for the United States nor would it have been in Syria if it were not for the fact that the United States, NATO, and the West in general organized, funded, trained, armed, and directed it.

Unfortunately, the Orwellian nature of the manner in which the “news” is presented to the American public almost absolves them of the blame for being utterly confused at the events transpiring overseas. From the constant fearmongering and propaganda after 9/11 over the dangers posed by Islamic terrorists to our “freedoms” to the subsequent open funding of al-Qaeda in other countries, the American people are constantly bounced back and forth between fear and support of the terrorist organization and networks now in control of such large portions of land in the Middle East.

Thirteen years after 9/11, extremists have gained more power in the region than they ever had before the “Global War On Terror” began. The only question is why they were allowed to seize so much territory, particularly inside a country that was seemingly so important to the United States.