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Rockin' in Russia, Murti-Bing Pills in America

Monday, 23 June 2014, 1:32 pm | John Stanton

Imagine the feeling an American might get listening at peak volume to Queen's “We are the Champions and We will Rock You” while driving down the main street of Sevastopol, Crimea--Federation of Russia—home to the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea ... More >>

American Defense Contractors Profit from Russian Engineering

Monday, 26 May 2014, 2:16 pm | John Stanton

It is a fine thing that Boeing is supporting STEM education in China. But as part of the American Defense Industrial Base Critical Infrastructure, Boeing regularly moans about the dearth of America’s own STEM/ aerospace engineering capability. More >>

USA a Sinkhole: What’s Worth Fighting For?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 5:16 pm | John Stanton

“Now come on Wall Street don't be slow, why man this war is a-go-go. There's plenty good money to be made, supplying the army with the tools of the trade. Now come on generals let’s move fast, your big chance is here at last. Time you got out and ... More >>

Culling the Human Herd in 21st Century: The Savage Sorting

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:55 pm | John Stanton

Saskia Sassen’s forthcoming book Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard-Belknap Press, May 2014) begins its sobering journey with an Introduction titled, “The Savage Sorting.” The Savage Sorting seems destined to become the ... More >>

Ukraine's Leaders Seek National Socialism, Dictatorship

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 5:11 pm | John Stanton

So the US leadership is supporting the creation of One Nation Under God in Ukraine. As one of the key groups involved in the militant overthrow of an elected government has stated in its party platform, “a system of the dictatorship of the Nation with ... More >>

Prelude to World War: We Are Hungry in Three Languages

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 4:04 pm | John Stanton

On 24 February 2014 US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held a press conference to announce some of the details of Pentagon’s 2015 budget. Beyond the news of cuts in warfighting machinery and personnel--and the pox of “irresponsible” sequestration ... More >>

Antidotes to Cyber Industrialization and the Swarm Culture

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 5:10 pm | John Stanton

Get the cure before you become part of the swarm. Antidote #1: The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Astra Taylor, Metropolitan Books, 2014. More >>

A Soulless, Digitally Concussed Western World | John Stanton

Friday, 3 January 2014, 12:39 pm | John Stanton

The USA and European Union (EU) continue on their downward trajectory in the 14th year of 21st Century. The perpetual state of war against terror, drugs, immigrants, the press and whistle-blowers moves on uninhibited. Another war, this time named ... More >>

Last Waltz in Saga of US Army Intelligence Program

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 12:48 pm | John Stanton

A review of internal emails from 2011 provides an example of the bent ethics and professionalism that was so common in the US Army’s Human Terrain System (HTS) and scores of other US military programs; for example, the US Army Center for Substance ... More >>

Obama's Web Portal Contractor Runs Army Human Terrain System

Monday, 25 November 2013, 12:13 pm | John Stanton

Who knew? President Obama should have made sure that his staff checked out the performance credentials of CGI Federal before awarding it millions of dollars to push out a key element of the President's signature healthcare initiative. More >>

America’s Deep State Waging Absurd Wars

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 11:15 am | John Stanton

America’s Deep State Waging Absurd Wars: American Kids and the World Pay the Price More >>

America’s Threat-Centric Education System Out of Date

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 5:28 pm | John Stanton

How can young people be encouraged and coached to narrate a “true” history of their lives and times in the world—and the events, people and geography that influence them—for the bulk of their literate existence (i.e., 21st Century literate to include ... More >>

European Austerity Hits America: Time to Suffer

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 4:53 pm | John Stanton

“Game Over”, so to speak. The dark times are here in America. You are on your own. The federal-state-local governments are broke. No more benefits for hungry children, homeless veterans and civilians. No more full-time employment with benefit packages. More >>

USA Should Push Regime Change in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 1:11 pm | John Stanton

According to Dave Ottoway, writing for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, “There is practically no civil society in Saudi Arabia. The country is run by the al-Saud royal family in partnership with a highly conservative religious establishment espousing ... More >>

US: Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs Is Bankrupt

Monday, 26 August 2013, 1:15 pm | John Stanton

In March of 2012 an article was published outlining some of the allegations of fraud, waste and abuse within the US Army’s Center for Substance Abuse Programs (ACSAP). Since the publication of that piece, sources say, only minor changes were made: one ... More >>

Sea World and Guantanamo Bay: Captivity, Torture, Slow Death

Friday, 2 August 2013, 12:06 pm | John Stanton

The documentary Black Fish reminds one that “intelligence” and the human species do not necessarily equate. And it shows just how humanity's bloodthirsty ignorance knows no bounds even in its dealings with a peaceful, incredibly intelligent and ... More >>

Drunken US Army Project Staggers Along in 2013

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 5:43 pm | John Stanton

According to sources budget cuts will arrive at the US Army's Human Terrain System (HTS) at the end of July 2013. As is common in this age of austerity, senior leadership everywhere are figuring out who to keep and who to drop. More >>

US Elites Profit from Food Stamps, Unemployment

Friday, 19 July 2013, 1:28 pm | John Stanton

According to the US Census Bureau’s Median Value of Debt by Household (2011), the median household debt (both secured and unsecured) for 35-44 year olds was $108,000 (USD); for those 45-54, $86,500; and for 55-64 age group it was $70,000. More >>

Obama Channels Lord Cromwell: Statesmen Tamper with Packets

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 11:29 am | John Stanton

Glenn Greenwald’s Snowden dossier concerning the American Leviathan’s practice of harvesting, storing and analyzing the information/conversations of its own and the world’s political, military, economic and cultural gate keepers is fascinating. More >>

US Continuity of Government: Cronyism of the Revolving Door

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 12:51 pm | John Stanton

All the media bluster and folly surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden is detracting from critical thinking that Americans must engage in and act upon. At this moment, benefits from the Snowden data dump appear to be accruing to the US government and ... More >>