The nuclear bomb coming with your electric bill

Aletho News | February 25, 2010 Obama’s provision of $54 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry will cost Americans much more than the probable 50% default rate that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates. While the federal government will guarantee the profits of investors, rate payers will suffer the inevitable rate hikes. Higher electric […]

Steve Poizner, Gubernatorial candidate and charter school board member targets un-documented workers with racist speech at the conservative CPAC

Co-founder and long time California Charter School Association board member and gubernatorial candidate, Steve Poizner targets un-documented workers with racist speech at the conservative CPAC   Charter Schools, segregation and capitalism: they all go together   I have written a great deal about the debilitating and dis-associative effect of charter schools.   “Charter schools, as […]

Has the US gone the way of the former Soviet Union ? Child poverty and class disparity in the US and Russia worsens

As one takes a glimpse at the economic and social problems ailing the US , one cannot help but ask if there are similarities between the fall of the former Soviet Union and the current free-fall of the United States . For that matter, it is important to look at the current state of affairs in […]

Haiti - The Empire Strikes Again

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]

Marjah – Winning the Battle; Losing the War

We are now witnessing the first act of the increased US troop level in Afghanistan. The scene is Marjah in Helmand Province. There, the US has sent some 10,000 US troops and an even greater number of Afghani troops. The idea is to break the Taliban’s control over this remote, dusty village of some 35,000 […]

CHLAMYDIA-THE MOST WIDESPREAD VENEREAL DISEASE

CENSORED IN 1984: CHLAMYDIA-THE MOST WIDESPREAD VENEREAL DISEASE -LEADS TO STERILITY One hundred thousand women a year are becoming sterile from NGU (nongonococcal urethritis), an inflammation of the urinary tube commonly called Chlamydia. It infects some 3 to 10 million Americans each year, making it far more widespread than either gonorrhea or genital herpes, and […]

TSA plans to swab random airline passengers for explosives

In the past, TSA officials would swab random bits of luggage looking for traces of explosives. Now, they are randomly swabbing airline passengers as well. Security experts consulted by CNN said swabbing hands is a good move, and privacy advocates said they support the new swabbing protocols, provided the agency tests only for security-related objects […]

A harrowing week of educational news: Detroit and Philly

You can’t make this stuff up!   For all readers: A bit of news from the decks of the Titanic.  The activities follow the criminal threat and assault pattern emerging in the zero-tolerance atmosphere of American culture.  One involves Detroit teachers; the other involves students. I have attempted to view the serial crimes of the […]

ACLU Calls For UN To Intervene In Inhumane Treatment Of Juvenile Prisoner

This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought Guantanamo into the American consciousness, appealed to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture on behalf of a mentally ill juvenile inmate in Montana that has been held in inhumane conditions, suffering torture and humiliation.