Joe Biden:

Today Senator John McCain is being buried together with the young woman who leaked the transcript of these funeral proceedings. John would have been honored to know that he was posthumously connected to such swift and cost-saving justice in protection of our national security — which I think should more than compensate for his being buried together with someone he would have referred to as lowlife scum. Can I get a Praise Jesus?

John McCain and I worked together with many of you and I believe every single media outlet that has been permitted into this holy cathedral today to launch and prolong a war in which we did so much damage to the world in so many ways, that my own son was killed by our open burning of all kinds of toxic waste, and I’ve barely even registered that fact. Hell, it’ll be years before it occurs to me that a lot of Iraqi people probably died too. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t use that word in a church. I mean Iraqi lowlife scum.

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If you like the early rock songs of 1957-63 and the memories they spark, please join me Friday August 31 for a fun “oldies but goodies” concert.  I’ll be doing hit songs made famous by the likes of Chubby Checker, Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Paul Anka, Del Shannon, Fabian, and others.  A brief salute to the “bad boys” of early bluesy rock will also be featured – Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry.   Beautiful doo-wop background vocals will be added by the Harmonettes (Jackie LaMuth, Renilda Marshall, and Teresa Schleifer.)  And, we’ll be backed by instrumental wizards Brian Szuch on electric lead guitar, Renilda Marshall on bass, and Linda Blaine on drums.   Plus, we’ll have fun with trivia questions about 1950’s songs, fads, and singers.  And, as usual, we’ll have a couple surprises that will be pretty “neat,” to use the parlance of the times.  We’re suggesting $10 per person donations at the door, with proceeds going to senior citizen programs of the Clintonville Resource Center.  In other words, we’re doing “oldies but goodies” music to help “oldies but goodies” people.  Location:  basement social hall at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N.

Remarks at Verterans for Peace Convention, St. Paul, Minnesota, August 26, 2018

 

There are a lot of things named Kellogg around here, and few who know why. The two biggest names in the news in 1928 were those of future white supremacist Charles Lindbergh and of Frank Kellogg. One of those names has lasted longer.

The author at Frank Kellogg’s house

Frank Kellogg was a U.S. Secretary of State, and probably the one most worth teaching people about.

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Thursday, August 30, 6-7:15pm
Columbus Collegiate Academy, 300  Dana Ave., front of buildingCOMMUNITY JUSTICE RALLY - (PEACEFUL) 

* Kid Friendly - Community Gathering *

SHOWING THE WESTSIDE SOME LOVE ❤ SUPPORTING Donna's family & Columbus families that lost loved ones to violence... 

#Justice4Donna
Donna G. Castleberry 
("Donna Dalton") 
 

Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite, in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing the transition from the nation state power elites described by authors such as Mills to a transnational power elite centralized on the control of global capital.

 

Thus, in his just-released study Giants: The Global Power Elite, Phillips, a professor of political sociology at Sonoma State University in the USA, identifies the world’s top seventeen asset management firms, such as BlackRock and J.P Morgan Chase, each with more than one trillion dollars of investment capital under management, as the ‘Giants’ of world capitalism. The seventeen firms collectively manage more than $US41.1 trillion in a self-invested network of interlocking capital that spans the globe.

 

I was a hippie/bicycle delivery boy living in San Francisco when the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago fifty years ago, so I absorbed the chaos, the police riot, from half a continent away, but I knew with absolute certainty that the nation was changing and I was part of it.

We were in the violent spasm of transition. How long would it last? MLK and RFK, as they called for peace and sanity and civil rights for all, had just been assassinated. This was the God of War, turning its vengeance inward.

A year earlier I had been part of the march on the Pentagon. At one point a group of soldiers charged us as we stood on the grounds next to the building and I got clonked in the head by a rifle butt. Later, as we sat in, I felt with sudden certainty that Lyndon Johnson was going to emerge from the Pentagon and declare an end to the Vietnam War. Uh . . . that didn’t happen.

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This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the many things that occurred in America’s most horrible year in the most tumultuous decade of the twentieth century. In some ways it’s an anniversary for me, too, because it marks when I became aware of and interested in American politics and history. I remember 1968 as a bubbling cauldron of assassinations, demonstrations, and confrontations near and far. By the time my sixth grade school year was over, there had been Tet – a former neighbor and two of my older sister’s classmates died in Vietnam – President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration that he would not seek reelection; the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the televised execution of a Vietcong officer by the South Vietnam chief of police; and numerous urban rebellions in cities across America. My mother had subscriptions to the weekly magazines Life, Look, and Newsweek, and I looked at them again and again. Nineteen sixty-eight was indeed, as the Temptations sang several years later, a ball of confusion.

Peter Phillips, professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University and media researcher for Project Censored and Media Freedom Foundation, presented a summary of his groundbreaking new book “Giants: The Global Power Elite” last week at Fordham University’s campus in Manhattan.

 This powerful essay by Bruce Morgan (which only contains a very small portion of the large amount of easily available evidence) proves, without any doubt, that the official Bush/Cheney/Pentagon/NIST/PNAC/Mainstream Media (MSM) “explanations” for the events of 9/11/01 were totally false and were therefore part of a conspiracy to disinform the American public about the catastrophe. If the evidence is followed in a court of law, the collapse of the three WTC towers will be conclusively proven to have been caused by a self-inflicted, controlled demolition rather than a fire. This column is being published and distributed around the world well in advance of the upcoming 17th anniversary of 9/11 so that the official anniversary story-lies that will surely be repeatedly and nauseatingly told by the MSM on 9/11/18 can be immediately refuted and laughed at and at the same time interest will be generated in the Lawyers Committee for 9-11 Inquiry described below. The truth is out there, and there will have to be a lot of explaining to do by the authorities and the MSM. See the links at the end of the column for much more.

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