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How is it that China’s debt serves the Chinese government, but the USA’s debt serves international banksters?

Quote: If China Can Fund infrastructure with Its Own Credit, So Can We Posted on May 17, 2017 by Ellen Brown May 15th-19th has been designated “National Infrastructure Week” by the US Chambers of Commerce, the American Society of Civil Engineers … Continue reading

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Shock to the pocketbook: lowly grunts are raking in the cash, and the Pentagon flies two planes where one plane would do

Carlton Meyer wrote: May 9, 2017 – Fake News About Military Pay A few years ago, I attacked the myth that military personnel are poor and struggle to survive with an article High Military Pay, which begins: “One great myth … Continue reading

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Insane asylums are sometimes used as death camps (and in an era of Pizzagate, one must wonder to what other uses they are put)

Via Blacklisted News Published: May 8, 2017 SOURCE: MATT AGORIST Jackson, MS — Thousands of bodies have been discovered, buried under the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) campus. The bodies are a result of a decades-long program in a … Continue reading

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Could bankruptcies like that of Puerto Rico weaken the petrodollar?

Longtime readers of this blog will recall that petrodollars are a financing technique that allow the USA to wage endless wars for the enrichment of a few defense contractors and the immiseration of almost everyone else. Now Puerto Rico is … Continue reading

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Claim: China cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, national determination, and economic globalization.

In January 2017 ….Xi Jinping, the president of China, had come … to defend the global trade system… After more than 70 years of U.S.-led globalization, Xi’s declaration of global stewardship in the spiritual home of capitalism was an Alice … Continue reading

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