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  • The National Council of La Raza is set to declare Obama “the deporter-in-chief.”

  • Mari commented on the blog post UN Climate Change Report Says Worst Is Yet To Come

    2014-04-01 09:03:31View | Delete

    President Obama has a fervent desire to help Wall Street, and while in Saudi Arabia, he fawns over the monarchy (as seems to do whenever he sees a monarch.)

  • Mari commented on the blog post UN Climate Change Report Says Worst Is Yet To Come

    2014-04-01 08:58:41View | Delete

    The world’s food supply is at risk for a number of simple reasons that could be easily addressed: first, a significant percentage of food production is going to the production of biofuels, a technologically regressive and environmentally destructive boondoggle. Secondly, soil is being harmed by the practice of monoculture by the food cartels. But most significantly, there has been a half-century of neglect in terms of water management. There is plenty of fresh water, but it needs to be diverted to where it is needed, and the environmental movement is guilty of obstructing the necessary projects, while turning a blind eye to water-wasting activities such as biofuels and fracking. Don’t blame nature or climate change for problems that are the result of human neglect.

  • It is important to recognize that the British Empire did not “slip beneath the waves.” It privatized. It re-emerged as a multinational financial and raw materials cartel, with the resources to buy up “Western” news media en masse, and to determine the outcome of U.S. elections. So Obama’s administration is not acting like a new version of the British Empire; it is acting on behalf of the old one.

  • Mari commented on the blog post Hillary Clinton Maintains Strong Public Image

    2014-02-21 10:35:24View | Delete

    She doesn’t deserve to be popular. She has debased herself, carrying out Obama’s foreign policy agenda.

  • “Sustainable development” and related policies are generally designed to thwart the efforts of Third World countries to achieve economic self-sufficiency. These policies restrict poor countries to being exporters of cheap raw materials and cheap labor, making them easy prey for neo-colonial looters. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a “hedge fund billionaire” should be supporting these policies.

  • We’re also seeing this movie in Ukraine, Syria, and Thailand, among others. The policy of the US Department of State is rapidly becoming “universal regime change.” I say, “regime change begins at home.”

  • Mari commented on the blog post Feds Provide New Guidance to Help Marijuana Banking

    2014-02-14 18:43:04View | Delete

    The big banks like HSBC have been happily servicing the dope trade for almost 150 years.

  • Mari commented on the blog post Pussy Riot comes to Brooklyn

    2014-02-07 10:30:57View | Delete

    If someone disrupted a service in a church or synagogue over here, it would likely be prosecuted as a “hate crime” which carries serious legal consequences. The degree of intellectual depth that these gals demonstrate in their political views reaffirms for me the famous dictum of Homer Simpson: “Rock stars — is there anything they don’t know?”

    I should also add, seriously, that it disappoints me to see FireDogLake joining Obama in his drive to reinvigorate the Cold War.

  • One of these days, people are going to finally figure out what the government and the press were doing to the LaRouche movement all through the 70s and 80s, and why they were doing it.

  • This looks like a lot of Luddite speculation and Romantic technophobia, like Hermann Hesse’s “war against in machines” in Steppenwolf, or Mary Shelley’s dire warnings about Benjamin Franklin’s research into electricity (Frankenstein). Meanwhile, the regression to more primitive technologies is producing an actual body count, such as the 17 people who died when a windmill collapsed in Brazil. Where is the media outrage about that incident?

  • Mari commented on the blog post Liz Cheney Dropping Out Of Senate Race

    2014-01-06 11:00:27View | Delete

    If this signifies the decline in the electoral appeal of the ruthless and misguided imperialist policies of Dick Cheney and his fellow neoconservatives, may we expect the early departure of Obama?

  • Mari commented on the blog post Wall Street Wrecks Academia

    2013-12-30 10:15:24View | Delete

    This is very much on the mark. However, fans of FireDogLake should take a moment to consider how the very same principle applies to the so-called “scientific consensus” on Anthropogenic Global Warming, a theory which has been used to justify all manner of crimes against Third World Nations that seek to develop their economies and break free from colonial exploitation.

  • Mari commented on the blog post Study: Major Funders Of Climate Change Denial Identified

    2013-12-24 08:43:23View | Delete

    I agree with FDL on just about ever issue except the dope legalization campaign, and this one. Would you be so kind as to provide a similar breakdown on who is funding the AGW campaign? In my view, this is another facet of the whole neo-colonial policy: tell the Third World nations that they must never develop, because it will cause the oceans to rise and drown them. Keep them trapped in the role of providers of cheap labor and cheap raw materials. Create a new speculative bubble with nonsensical “carbon credits.” Enforce backwardness in a way that has a net effect on nature that is harmful. And ironically, the same environmentalists who have opposed every advance in technology (except for n entertainment) are now presenting themselves as the defenders of “science.”

  • Mari commented on the blog post International Narcotics Control Board Not Happy With Uruguay

    2013-12-13 16:50:13View | Delete

    On this issue, FireDogLake is uncharacteristically naive. The international trade in “recreational” drugs overlaps significantly with the global financier mafia, which FDL frequently and justifiably criticizes. As one senator pointed out, President Mujica, who belonged to the Tupamaros guerrilla movement in the 1960s and 1970s, “once marched with Che Guevara and for land… now he marches with Soros for marijuana.” It is also worthy of note that the reverend Moon’s Unification Church maintains its international headquarters in Uruguay for similar reasons — the place is a playground for criminal elements.

  • A perspective from Congressman Cornelius Gallagher, a man who is still living and knows about this from the inside:

  • Mari commented on the blog post Obama Administration May Be Guilty Of War Crimes

    2013-11-07 09:56:13View | Delete

    Obama and Bush belong to the same clan.

  • Mari commented on the blog post You Don’t Get Partial Credit for Definitive Statements

    2013-10-31 09:24:09View | Delete

    The point which is being missed in these discussions is that Obamacare is really just another facet of the Wall Street bailout. The insurance sector, which is part of Wall Street, after all, is the beneficiary of a massive influx of funds, coming from two directions: more being paid by the consumer, who is now required to buy insurance or pay more for existing insurance; and so-called “savings” from reduction of care, meaning that money which would have been spent providing tests or medical procedures will now be retained by the shareholders of these financial firms. As hospital after hospital closes, the profits of the insurance companies soar.

  • Mari commented on the blog post Saudi Arabia Continues Tantrum Over Syria

    2013-10-24 09:23:55View | Delete

    Well, not exactly. It were more accurate to say that Saudi Wahhabism, acting as a proxy for the British, is the force behind a majority of Islamic extremism. This is geopolitics, camouflaged as religious extremism.

  • This only demonstrates that the majority of Americans don’t get it. The Repubs and Dems joined forces here to terrify Americans into submission, so that they may jointly extort the cuts in SSI, Medicare, and other so-called “entitlements” that they require in order to perpetuate the Wall Street bailout.

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