Posts Tagged ‘Lies’

American Psycho 2

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After playing these games numerous times, the researchers found out that about 7% of people were consistent [Homo Economicus], never endowing their partners with any coin.

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Zero Dark Thirty, Manhunt and Obama Admin. Justify Use of Torture

 

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For more than two centuries it was understood that torture corrupts everything it touches. It allows sadistic psychopaths to coerce false testimony, getting “suspects” to say whatever they want said. That’s why this abomination is banned right in the US Constitution, 8th Amendment. It is a serious crime, one of the most serious there is, and not to be misunderstood or casually dismissed.

This conspiracy has broken the Republic, perhaps beyond repair.

“The vice president was recklessly disregarding the truth, and he did so in a way calculated to maintain support for the administration’s decision to go to war in Iraq.” -Sen. Carl Levin

Not just torture: Senator says CIA stalling over bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war

In the draft of his remarks, Levin asserted that there was other “critically relevant information” in the cable that had been “denied to the public in order to protect those in the Bush White House who are responsible” for “playing games with intelligence.”

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War by media and the triumph of propaganda

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I have a similar paper on this topic, that I’ll release shortly…

Robert Parry:

NYT Shows How Propaganda Works

When the topic is Ukraine and the alleged violator is Russia, no extreme is too extreme in denouncing Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. But the concern about international law simply disappears when discussing Syria and the desirability of U.S. President Barack Obama overthrowing the government there.

… Another way that the New York Times makes itself useful as a neocon propaganda vehicle is by applying two radically different standards for proof when an accusation is made.

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The official lies and cover-up are very real.