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Militant babies came to me
And tole me "Don't be afraid to try"
Phenomenal stuntkids in the street
Popping out of the black ghost pie Read below the fold...

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"One Year Gitmo" Apologists, Please Read - Three Years Later Edition

Aw fuck it, why bother?

I mean, I even forgot to do an anniversary last year myself, and any way, that is just so 2008 and sooooooo boooooooorrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggggggg. YAaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnn,

Anyway, to go through the motions, here's a snip of Scott Horton in Harper's on the tenth anniversary of Gitmo and where things stand now: Read below the fold...

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Correntewire I mean.....

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Lo-Fi Aloha

I guarantee taking 4 minutes to watch this will improve your day.

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Violence Advocates Buck Historical Trends

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Stephen Pinker's recent book "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" examines the statistics of violence finding that contrary to popular belief, violence rates of all kinds have declined through determinable human history. Read below the fold...

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Tariq Aziz Was No Nobel Peace Prize Laureate*

Sure, 16-year old Tariq Aziz may have been a responsible, personable and soft-spoken adolescent, but he was no Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, now was he? Neither was his 12-year old cousin, Wahid Khan. Read below the fold...

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Our War With Pakistan

So the entire time we thought we were at war with the Taliban, and even Al Qaeda, we were really at war with our "ally" Pakistan. Well, at least now we know. And they know we know. And we know they know we know it, which is probably still not enough to make this bullshit stop.

Seriously, you are going to want to watch all twelve installments of this two-hour BBC documentary, explaining the real motivations and backstory for the events in that region for at least the last 10 years.

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Newberry's Field Guide to Revolutions

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Sterling Newberry has a multi-part series on modern revolution that is very interesting reading. It's too much to digest in one helping, but here is the lead from the first installment:

Why add more words to the torrent on revolution? Two reasons.

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Religious People are the best People - Israeli Version

Elliot Abrams'* wife** advocates throwing millions of women and children into the sea to be devoured by sharks or any other predator available.

Then round up his captors, the slaughtering, death-worshiping, innocent-butchering, child-sacrificing savages who dip their hands in blood and use women-those who aren't strapping bombs to their own devils' spawn and

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Find/Replace "Herman Cain" with "Barack Obama"

Pam Spaulding: Epic Fail

Herman Cain Barack Obama: shameless tap dancing for conservative white voters

That headline is about as polite as I could make it. My cousin in New York was a bit more candid on my Facebook page:

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Sterling Newberry First Hand OWS Reporting

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Sterling Newberry (and h/t Vastleft) interviews 40 OWS participants, finds only one "angry" person and zero interest in Obama, with next to no interest in the D party, either pro or con:

Now for some killer notes:

Not one mentioned amending the constitution.

Not one mentioned Barack Obama/The President. That's 0. None. Zero. Nil. Zip. 0 for 40 on left leaning activists in #OWS. He's invisible.

Only 2 mentioned working within the Democratic Party.

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Americans too stupid to appreciate Obama

Suzanne Mettler explains how stupid and uneducated we all are. We are too dumb to know all the wonderful things we should be thankful to Him for. Sure, Hisself could have advertised it better, but mainly, we are stupid. Hey! It's a step up from racist, right? Read below the fold...

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Know your 1%?

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Know your enemy oppressors job-creators overlords MOTU lucky sperm club vampire squid one-percent. I suppose it's important in a sense, but not really the point, is it? [UPDATE: Oh CRAP! I forgot to h/t the Red Queen! Hope she ain't pissed!] Read below the fold...

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Donate to Correntewire Already, Goddamit

[To be fair, only contribute already if you want a press that's actually free. [Just cause it's a free press, don't make it a free price! And I reword/UPDATE below -okanogen]] Read below the fold...

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