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Posted: April 30, 2015 in -
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Tax cuts for middle, lower income Americans boost economy while tax breaks for the rich do little to help

Economists finally study what everyone else already knew. Are they shitting me? That’s some major fucking malpractice on the part of the entire economics cult. How can anyone take these people seriously when they just get around — in 2015 — to studying how class affects jobs and job creation? They are a ridiculous and pathetic lot who are largely employed to suck the corporate cock of their ideological masters. Prove me wrong.

The study is unusual in that it is believed to be the first study that relies on empirical evidence to measure the impacts of tax cuts for different types of people on total employment in the U.S.

“I find that the positive relationship between tax cuts and employment growth is largely driven by tax cuts for lower-income groups and that the effect of tax cuts for the top 10% on employment growth is small,” Zidar says.

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Dick And Lynne Cheney Participate In Book Discussion In Washington

Cheney’s about ready to kick off from natural causes. Especially with Paul Jay calling him out the other day for his part in the 9/11 conspiracy. Now even the NY Times has caught up to what a lot of us have been saying for a FUCKING DECADE OR MORE!

Such is accountability in the unaccountable empire.

Let’s be clear why they tortured Al Qaeda operatives: To cover up 9/11 and make sure nothing that was said could be a) trusted, and b) shared with the world. They were highly motivated to flaunt the law and wrangle their underlings into the Conspiracy to Torture. This was part of an extensive official cover-up.

CIA snatched away Abu Zubaydah from the FBI, kept him incommunicado without a single question and then tortured him in a  secret dungeon AFTER this happened:

Zubaydah initially refused to help his American captors. Also, disclosed was how U.S. intelligence established a so-called “fake flag” operation, in which the wounded Zubaydah was transferred to Afghanistan under the ruse that he had actually been turned over to the Saudis. The Saudis had him on a wanted list, and the Americans believed that Zubaydah, fearful of torture and death at the hands of the Saudis, would start talking when confronted by U.S. agents playing the role of Saudi intelligence officers.

Instead, when confronted by his “Saudi” interrogators, Zubaydah showed no fear. Instead, according to the two U.S. intelligence sources that provided me the details, he seemed relieved. The man who had been reluctant to even confirm his identity to his U.S. captors, suddenly talked animatedly. He was happy to see them, he said, because he feared the Americans would kill him. He then asked his interrogators to call a senior member of the Saudi royal family. And Zubaydah provided a private home number and a cell phone number from memory. “He will tell you what to do,” Zubaydah assured them

That man was Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, one of King Fahd’s nephews, and the chairman of the largest Saudi publishing empire. Later, American investigators would determine that Prince Ahmed had been in the U.S. on 9/11. [Escaped on that infamous White House approved flight, while the airspace was closed to Americans?]

American interrogators used painkillers to induce Zubaydah to talk — they gave him the meds when he cooperated, and withdrew them when he was quiet. They also utilized a thiopental sodium drip (a so-called truth serum). Several hours after he first fingered Prince Ahmed, his captors challenged the information, and said that since he had disparaged the Saudi royal family, he would be executed. It was at that point that some of the secrets of 9/11 came pouring out. In a short monologue, that one investigator told me was the “Rosetta Stone” of 9/11, Zubaydah laid out details of how he and the al Qaeda hierarchy had been supported at high levels inside the Saudi and Pakistan governments.

The CIA’s Destroyed Interrogation Tapes and the Saudi-Pakistani 9/11 Connection

It is my contention that the CIA committed Treason and Conspiracy to Torture in order to protect Saudi royal co-conspirators in the 9/11 attacks. Two White Houses have also participated in this conspiracy to give “Aid and Comfort” to the sponsors of the September 11th attacks, and that is high treason.

And nothing is done about it. It’s like ancient Rome at this point.

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Turning Passion into Achievement

The filmmaking community does have another option to choose from. And, in many instances, passion projects are taken on by first timers. Make a movie or a documentary about the issue on your mind, and bring that film to the attention of viewers.

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Inherent Vice – My Review

Posted: April 29, 2015 in -

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Most discordant mess I’ve seen in a long time, and I watch a lot of movies.

This is going to skew negatively. I feel a tinge of anger, but mostly confusion. Was this what Pynchon meant to convey, or Paul Thomas Anderson? Or neither?

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Something put me off this story of the hippie detective. I should have gravitated toward it, with elements of the death of the 60s, COINTELPRO, massive drug conspiracies and nods to psychedelic culture. But instead it really kept me at a distance and felt truly wrong on multiple levels, from the music to the choice of cuts.

More than a few times you have to wonder what the hell is going on, and why? While the characters resonate at times, they also fall flat and awkward at others. Sometimes the dialogue flows, but later it feels strained and artificial. Inconsistency seems to be the intent and…

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The 9/11 debate continues with John Kiriakou (CIA whistleblower).

New evidence: Kiriakou and the CIA analysts were forcibly evacuated from CIA haedquarters upon learning of the 2nd WTC plane strike, on the orders of Cofer Black. Getting rid of witnesses?