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Janet Yellen is Right: She Can’t Predict the Future

Ron Paul May 24, 2015

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This week I found myself in rare agreement with Janet Yellen when she admitted that her economic predictions are likely to be wrong. Sadly, Yellen did not follow up her admission by handing in her resignation and joining efforts to end the Fed. An honest examination of the Federal Reserve’s record over the past seven years clearly shows that the American people would be better off without it.

Following the bursting of the Federal Reserve-created housing bubble, the Fed embarked on an unprecedented program of bailouts and money creation via quantitative easing (QE) 1, 2, 3, etc. Not only has QE failed to revive the economy, it has further damaged the average American’s standard of living while benefiting the financial elites. None other than Donald Trump has called QE “a great deal for guys like me.”
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To Beat ISIS, Kick Out US-Led Coalition

Sharmine Narwani May 27, 2015

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It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State (IS) scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

The multinational, American-led "Coalition" launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS) march across Syria and Iraq…did nothing.

And so Baghdad and Washington are pointing fingers, each accusing the other of being asleep on the job.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter struck a low blow on Sunday in a CNN interview: 

What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. They vastly outnumbered the opposing force. That says to me… that we have an issue with the will of the Iraqis to fight and defend themselves.
Carter must have forgotten that Iraqis staved off an ISIS occupation of Ramadi for almost 18 months.
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The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

John W. Whitehead May 26, 2015

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We now have a fourth branch of government.

As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this fourth branch came into being without any electoral mandate or constitutional referendum, and yet it possesses superpowers, above and beyond those of any other government agency save the military. It is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. It operates beyond the reach of the president, Congress and the courts, and it marches in lockstep with the corporate elite who really call the shots in Washington, DC.

You might know this branch of government as Surveillance, but I prefer “technotyranny,” a term coined by investigative journalist James Bamford to refer to an age of technological tyranny made possible by government secrets, government lies, government spies and their corporate ties.

Beware of what you say, what you read, what you write, where you go, and with whom you communicate, because it will all be recorded, stored and used against you eventually, at a time and place of the government’s choosing. Privacy, as we have known it, is dead.

The police state is about to pass off the baton to the surveillance state.

Having already transformed local police into extensions of the military, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the FBI are preparing to turn the nation’s soldier cops into techno-warriors, complete with iris scanners, body scanners, thermal imaging Doppler radar devices, facial recognition programs, license plate readers, cell phone Stingray devices and so much more.
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The Hollywoodization Of War

May. 28 - Hollywood has long been content to churn out pro-war propaganda at the behest of the government, but the presentation of war as a risk-free exercise where the US always wins is feeding a dangerous militarism in the United States. The Ron Paul Liberty Report visits with former CIA officer Phil Giraldi to discuss his recent article on how Hollywood and popular video games mis-represent war:



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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mass Surveillance Will Continue Even Without PATRIOT Act Section 215
Privacy advocates looking forward to an end of the Unites States government’s mass surveillance program due to the looming sunset of PATRIOT Act section 215 may do well to shelve their Champagne bottles. Judge Andrew Napolitano, in a Fox News interview on Wednesday, presented his grim assessment that the US National Security Agency (NSA) snooping would continue even absent the section 215 authority.
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The Conscientious Objector’s Path Away from War’s Killings
When you sign up to be in the United States military, in many ways the deck is stacked against you. You are required to go where you are told and to do what you are told — including, potentially, to kill people. You can forget the rosy representations the recruiter made before you enlisted. Plus, unlike in other jobs, you cannot quit. Nonetheless, there may still be a way out of being forced to participate in war’s killings — conscientious objection.
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ISIS Gains as Congress Funds War: Week in Review With McAdams and Taylor
The US failure in Iraq and Syria becomes more obvious as ISIS gains ground; new military spending bill funds the president's wars, but forbids debate on them; a color revolution in Macedonia funded by George Soros and the US taxpayer. This and more as RPI's Daniel McAdams and Jay Taylor look back at the week that was.
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Lew Rockwell: ‘If You’re Not Seeing the Ron Paul Liberty Report, You’re Not Understanding What’s Going On’
On Friday, in his Lew Rockwell Show interview with Ron Paul, host Lew Rockwell interjected effusive praise for Paul’s new show, the Ron Paul Liberty Report. The Ron Paul Liberty Report is a new video program hosted by Paul and Ron Paul Institute Executive Director Daniel McAdams that is streamed live each weekday at noon Eastern time.
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Michael Scheuer: Why Bin Laden Was Reading My Book 'Imperial Hubris'
From Sky News to CNN, media are asking Michael Scheuer why Osama bin Laden would have a copy of Scheuer’s book Imperial Hubris. The question arose because Scheuer’s book is included in a list of books seized in a 2011 US military raid on bin Laden’s dwelling in Abottabad, Pakistan. The list was released Wednesday by the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In an interview with host J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV, Scheuer, who published Imperial Hubris anonymously while working at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), provides a particularly enlightening answer to the media’s persistent question.
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