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on May 9, 2015 in World News

Conspiracy Theory as a Personality Disorder?

Conspiracy Theory as a Personality Disorder? by Kerry R Bolton The treatment of “conspiracy theories” by the US intelligentsia is reminiscent of the Soviet commissions that labeled political dissidents mentally ill. While psychiatry as a means of repressing political dissent was well-known for its use the USSR, this occurred no less and perhaps more so in the West, and particularly in the USA. While the case of Ezra Pound is comparatively well-known now, not so recognized is that during the Kennedy era in particular there were efforts to silence critics through psychiatry. The cases of General Edwin Walker, Fredrick Seelig,… View Article

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on May 9, 2015 in World News

Ukraine Rebels Nationalize Banks, Drawing the Ire of the US & World Bankers

Ukraine Rebels Nationalize Banks, Drawing the Ire of the US & World Bankers Author suggests the rebel’s nationalization of private banks is an added motive for Washington to want to see them defeated In a tiny corner of Eastern Europe, a fledgling Republic struggling with the day-to-day hurdles of warfare and shaky ceasefires, has succeeded in doing what has long been overdue in the most powerful nation on the face of the earth – it has nationalized its out-of-control banks and put them to use for the good of the people. While the DPR was not faced with a privatized… View Article

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on May 9, 2015 in World News

Georgia politician who campaigned against motorcycle helmets dies in motorcycle crash

Georgia politician who campaigned against motorcycle helmets dies in motorcycle crash A Georgia politician who was well known for his efforts to repeal a state law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets died this week in a motorcycle accident. Ben Joseph “Joey” Brush Jr. was killed on Thursday morning when a car pulled out in front of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to the Augusta Chronicle. The driver of the other car, Kimberly Crouch, allegedly stopped at a stop sign and didn’t see the motorcycle when she tried to drive through the intersection. Ms Crouch has been charged in the accident. Mr… View Article

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on May 9, 2015 in World News

Motion filed to boot federal judge from Arpaio case

Motion filed to boot federal judge from Arpaio case ‘Disqualification or recusal is required when there is even the appearance’ of bias A man who is a potential witness in the ongoing fight over the National Security Agency’s spy-on-Americans programs is asking to intervene in the federal case claiming contempt on the part of Maricopa, Arizona, County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And the motion also seeks to have the judge in that case removed. The situation developed recently when, as part of the hearings involving Arpaio, he said his lawyer, Tim Casey, reportedly had hired someone to investigate Judge G. Murray… View Article

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on May 9, 2015 in World News

Media admit: We stink compared to Drudge

Media admit: We stink compared to Drudge National press scorched for inability to emulate influence, report truth Talk about being late to the party. The national news media are apparently just now stumbling upon the “big scoop” the rest of the world already knows: Matt Drudge is the “single most influential person in the American media.” And they’re none too happy about it. “Network anchors come and go, but Drudge remains, the omnipresent force who is required reading for political editors, television producers and campaign managers from all parties. Somewhere in the hereafter, the likes of William Randolph Hearst are… View Article

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on May 9, 2015 in World News

Store Clerk Snatches Shotgun Away, Pulls Own Gun and Kills Robber

Store Clerk Snatches Shotgun Away, Pulls Own Gun and Kills Robber On May 7, two robbers allegedly entered the Smoke Shop in Decatur, Georgia, and “put the barrel of a shotgun to the neck of the store clerk.” The clerk managed to grab the shotgun and move it, then pull his own gun, shoot, and kill one of suspects. The incident took place around 1 p.m. According to WSB-TV 2, once the barrel of the shotgun was placed against the clerk’s neck, he grabbed it “and pulled out his gun.” He then “fired several rounds, striking one of the two… View Article

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on May 8, 2015 in World News

Man in wheelchair shot to death in front of his daughter

Man in wheelchair shot to death in front of his daughter while crossing the street north of Montreal MONTREAL — A man was gunned down in his wheelchair, in front of his daughter, while crossing the street just north of Montreal late Wednesday night. The victim, in his early 50s, was brought to nearby Pierre-le-Gardeur hospital, where he was declared dead, Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Gino Paré said. The man was with his adult daughter around 11:30 p.m. in Terrebonne when he crossed Yves-Blais St. and was shot, Paré said. She wasn’t harmed, and is being questioned by police. Police… View Article

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on May 8, 2015 in World News

Kevin O’Leary on NDP’s stunning win in Alberta: ‘It’s a horror movie unfolding’

Kevin O’Leary on NDP’s stunning win in Alberta: ‘It’s a horror movie unfolding’ Influential Canadian investor Kevin O’Leary has some blunt advice for international institutions in the wake of the Alberta election: Pull out. “It’s a horror movie unfolding,” O’Leary said in an interview from New York where he is meeting investors, referring to the election of the New Democratic Party under Rachel Notley. “Until we understand what the [oil and gas] royalties and taxes are there won’t be any material fund flows – it’s a disaster.” The benchmark Canadian energy index retreated again Thursday, falling 1.56%, after the NDP… View Article

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on May 8, 2015 in World News

What does Alberta’s election have to do with socialism?

What does Alberta’s election have to do with socialism?: Salutin What would the great Toronto socialist Abe Rotstein, who died last week, have thought of Rachel Notley’s Alberta NDP? By: Rick Salutin So what should we make of the NDP victory in Alberta? What does it mark politically and does it proclaim anything new about social democracy or democratic socialism? And what would Abe Rotstein — U of T economics prof emeritus who died last week at 86 — make of it? Abe was the last person I knew who smoked cigarettes through a holder elegantly held between his fingers…. View Article

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on May 8, 2015 in World News

Alberta energy sector waits for policies from NDP

By Kyle Bakx Alberta energy sector waits for policies from NDP ‘We don’t have any facts, we just have the platform’ The word “fear” has been spoken repeatedly in recent days in the corporate towers of downtown Calgary as the oil and gas sector tries to figure out what a new NDP government will bring to Alberta. The concern is largely because of the unknown. “We don’t have any facts, we just have the platform,” Steve Laut, president of Canadian Natural Resources, told analysts Thursday. “We will respond appropriately when we understand what the platform and policies will be.” Besides saying… View Article

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