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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 11:55)

Too Big To Blame

I never saw a city boy yet who was worth a damn.
- Ernest Hemingway

(DAYTONA BEACH) - Dodd-Frank act The Dodd-Frank Bill, an Act to regulate the American financial industry and provide investor and public protection, was passed by Congress and the Senate some three years ago.

Since that time, at least one senator has observed that following the greatest heist in world history, all the known perpetrators are still prominent, richer than ever and even regarded as folk heroes in the financial media.

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 11:22)

The VA is at it AGAIN!!

This one is going to cost MILLIONS.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Broken piggybank Another example of "run-away" spending by our "friends" at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. This was received overnight from a trusted, well-placed source in the VA. Can't wait for my Congressman's local Advisory Group meeting on 15 May!!

I got a phone call from my coach Monday advising me that the VA "found" some money and they are taking 2,000 people across the nation who are not meeting the production standard and sending them to a training facility in Leesburg, VA for 3 weeks. (National Convention Center, Leesburg, Virginia - we have the old Xerox building - read some of the reviews)

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 10:17)

A Palestinian `Resistance` View

While we wait for US Secretary of State John Kerry to contemplate the revolver on the silver tray and write his suicide note, readers will recall an earlier article telling of my failed attempts to conduct an interview with the PLO's Dr Hanan Ashrawi and posting the unanswered questions instead.

(LONDON) - Palestine resistance After 66 years of brutal occupation “peace talks without applying the principles of International Law are an exercise in delusion”.

As expected, the 'peace' talks farce has ended in disarray with all parties utterly discredited again. Do they never learn? Expect more acrobatics and slapstick if the same circus clowns remain in the ring.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-29-2014 20:31)

Is America Still a Democracy?

Or Have America’s Unelected Ruling Elites and Their Multinational Corporations Changed it into a Sociopathic, Quasi-Fascist Police State?

(DULUTH, MN) - american police state I was one of many progressive Americans who were rudely - and belatedly - awakened to reality during the era of Ronald Wilson Reagan.

He and his henchmen forced through, with gleeful help from devious NeoConservative Republicans and compliant NeoLiberal Democrats, the massive borrowing and spending programs (that put America’s economy into a $4 trillion deficit, a deficit that benefited the military industrial complex, the nuclear weapons industry, and Reagan’s crony capitalists.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2014 09:12)

FBI Catches VA Medical Center Director in Conspiracy and Fraud

Montague solicited money and a consulting contract from Business 75 in exchange for information related to VA contracts and projects, which would benefit Business 75, Business 75’s principal and their designees, according to the indictment. This was done to give Business 75 an advantage in obtaining VA contracts and projects.

(WASHINGTON DC) - VA Medical Center Director William Montague VA Medical Center Director William Montague recently pleaded guilty on 64 counts for conspiracy, money laundering and fraud.

He agreed to pay over $390,000 and will be sentenced on May 20. VA OIG just released the details of the events leading up to the prosecution in its newsletter from the Department of Justice website.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:19)

America is an Oligarchy, University Study Finds

When the economic elites want something, it tends to happen, and if they don’t want something, it tends not to happen.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Oligarchy in America America is no longer a democracy, according to a new joint university study. Instead, it has evolved into an oligarchy dominated by moneyed special interests.

The study, entitled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, concludes that ordinary citizens have effectively lost their say over public policy.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-21-2014 00:06)

U.S., Canada Join Forces to Fight Zohydro (Heroin in a Capsule) Before Deaths, Addiction and Abuse Soars!

Get Prescription Drugs Off The Street (GPDOTS) wishes to express our concern at the possibility of a new high-dose, extended-release opioid, Zohydro (hydrocodone bitartrate) coming to Canada’s market.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Zohydro On Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. a rally will be held at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts to draw attention to the FDA's approval of Zohydro.

The rally is being organized by Joanne Peterson, Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope. Former Senator Steve Tolman now President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the voice of over 400,000 union members will be a speaker at the rally.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 13:44)

Urgent Appeal For Defense of Attorney Stanley Cohen

Stanley and his associates have defended a number of my friends over the years and have done so for little to no money (Pro Bono). He has always made himself available for advice on issues where his knowledge would be of benefit.

(WINDSOR, N.H.) - Stanley Cohen My dear friend, Stanley Cohen (@StanleyCohenLaw) is in need of help. Stanley has been targeted by the IRS and charged with “impeding the IRS”. A charge of dubious nature being used to deprive him of his license to practice law.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 16:44)

Say No to Big Money

We’ve already seen the results of Citizens United.  We know what happens when the special interests are left unchecked.  We know what the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and their deep-pocketed friends can do when they have free reign to spend and spend and spend on political campaigns.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Senator Ron Wyden You’ve heard me say it before: The Supreme Court’s recent decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is another crack in the dam standing between us and unlimited political spending.

The decision eliminates the restrictions on how many campaigns wealthy donors can seek to influence. And let me tell you – it’s a step in the wrong direction.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 12:21)

``Killing George Bush``

This morning's piece on "Mike Palecek & The New American Dream"

(WASHINGTON DC) - George H.W. Bush YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN that George H.W. Bush still lives. That old snake that we saw sneering in the backroom on the night his son was dishonestly named President of The United States. The one who lied that he was out of the loop. The one who ordered the killing of thousands of people in Panama.

The one who ordered the building of many new prisons to get tough on drugs and criminals in America, and it was all a scam, all to get elected, gain power.

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