While most Americans know full well the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001 fewer are aware a third building — World Trade Center Building 7 — also collapsed. This collapse occurred seven hours after the twin towers came down, even though WTC 7, or “Building 7,” itself was never struck by a plane. by … Continue reading Still a “Tin Foil Hat” Conspiracy? Most Americans Remain Unaware a Third World Trade Center Building Went Down on 9/11
Ever notice news they don't want people to freak out about is always released on Friday afternoon? Here it is, no Trump Putin collusion in John Brennan's scam. ~ O Society by Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day Associated Press Mar 22, 2019 WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his … Continue reading Mueller Concludes Russia Probe With No New Indictments
"I am rooting for a demonstration to the world the United States justice system works." ~ James Comey I agree in principle with James Comey. I want to see justice. I want the truth. However, I believe in writing this essay to the country, Comey is still acting out his role in our kabuki theater, … Continue reading James Comey: What I Want From the Mueller Report
The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history. by Kurt Andersen Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire—A 500-Year History “You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan — “We risk being the first … Continue reading How America Lost Its Damned Mind
by Max Read Intelligencer Dec 26, 2018 In late November, the Justice Department unsealed indictments against eight people accused of fleecing advertisers of $36 million in two of the largest digital ad-fraud operations ever uncovered. Digital advertisers tend to want two things: people to look at their ads and “premium” websites — i.e., established and … Continue reading How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.
It is fitting really, the fact we have a reality show clown as the titular head of our nation is a perfect encapsulation of our time. We have become a nation addicted on the pornography that is politics, the back and forth between team red and team blue in Washington DC has become our national … Continue reading PolitiPorn: Our Most Unhealthy Addiction to this Vile Political Reality Show
by Chris Hedges Truthdig Dec 17, 2018 Donald Trump is part of the peculiar breed Herman Melville described in his novel “The Confidence-Man,” in which the main character uses protean personas, flattery and lies to gain the confidence of his fellow passengers to fleece them on a Mississippi River steamboat. “Confidence men,” as Melville understood, are an … Continue reading The Quintessential American in the Greatest Show on Earth