Monthly Archives: December 2005

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Presidential Mendacity and Apocrypha, Urban Legends, and Media Pliability

Whoppers, whether told by presidents of countries or companies, survive only with the help of the profit oriented media. Most who believe George Bush’s version of the Osama satellite phone story, revived recenlty to justify unchecked spying, also still believe … Continue reading

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Where Bush Leads, Ohio Follows – Deeper into “1984”

There has been plenty of news recently about the federal Patriot Act and its potential for violating our civil rights and expanding the options for identifying candidates for the terrorist watch list. However, there is state legislation in the final … Continue reading

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Corruption Requires Secrets, Secrets Need Protection, and Protection Requires Collusion and a Hobbled Media

… a disturbing cabal that started after the resignation of President Nixon and continues today in the Bush administration with some of the same saboteurs. Continue reading

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Can You Spell Impeachment?

I can. Snoopgate! In the above article, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter reported, ” I learned this week that on December 6, Bush summoned Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and executive editor Bill Keller to the Oval Office in a futile attempt … Continue reading

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Shrinking Sea Ice Area Helps Promote Record Hurricane Season

In Warnings from Katrina and Rita?, I provided a chart that plots the number of named storms over time for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.   This chart was created by a coworker from various internet data sources and goes … Continue reading

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More Corporate Failure – And a Win for Labor?

In Has America’s Greatest Generation Begat The Failure Generation?, I summarized the introduction to “The Rise of the Rogue Executive,” where the authors point out, “Business scandals are just another part of the stream of daily news that is full … Continue reading

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December 2005 WAWG Index – Down Slightly

The total WAWG index was down 11,407 points from November, 2005.   The December average was down 834 points from November’s.   This is the second down month.   But this is only the third month of tracking this index. … Continue reading

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China – Overt Military or Stealth Political Powerhouse?

Will the administration’s lack of recognition of the growing political power of China add international failure to the current list of domestic failures of my boomer generation? Continue reading

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The FEMA Recovery Channel – More Government Media Control?

This government media source isn’t as blatant as Pentagon Channel and seems to be more more responsive to requests to cut out the propaganda. According to The Recovery Channel web site, “The focus of the FEMA Recovery Channel is to … Continue reading

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Has America’s Greatest Generation Begat The Failure Generation?

The image of the USA has gone from one of admiration and appreciation for the efforts of The Greatest Generation to one where USA can’t get much support or cooperation from most of the rest of the world. Continue reading

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