Maybe everyone ought to read this. Especially members of the Conservative Forum.

NDAA: Open Season for the Police State EmailShare Share on Tumblr inShare Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:08 — 6.5MB) by Jim Babka, DownsizeDC How the New Indefinite Detention Provisions can be used on Americans Congress just passed, and the President just signed, a bill that gives legal authority to the President to kidnap and perpetually imprison […]

Excellent remarks.

H/T Francisco Gonzales. Some excellent remarks here by retired congressional staffer Mike Lofgren http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/05/have-the-super-rich-seceded-from-the-united-states/ […] There have been hundreds of books about globalization and how it would break down borders. But I am unaware of a well-developed theory from that time about how the super-rich and the corporations they run would secede from the nation state. […]

Strait of Hormuz

I have just completed an event likelihood scenario.  Can Iran close the strait of Hormuz?  Yes, once – mainly by bluff.  Can they keep it closed?  No.  What would happen if the did?  They'd be pounded by the US and Israel as well as Saudi Arabia. The US cannot continue to fund foreign wars.  Beginning in 2012, […]