The US: The Saudi Arabia of Oil

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 7:01 am

I recall hearing quite a bit from various governors that the US is the “Saudi Arabia of coal” or the “Saudi Arabia of wind,” or whatever natural resource they had in abundance. Now, according to AP energy writer Jonathan Fahey, the US verges on becoming the Saudi Arabia… of oil. U.S. oil output is surging [...]

The War on Wikileaks and the Radical Theory of Breaking Conspiracies

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 12:26 pm

Julian Assange should be assassinated, or designated an enemy combatant, according to leading political figures around the world. And this rhetorical fervor has been matched by action. Interpol popped up all of a sudden and issued a global arrest warrant for Assange on a Swedish rape charge that was put together after the last leak, [...]

Law Enforcement Manhandles Democratic Supporter at Cantor Event

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 12:33 pm

Yet another example, similar to the head-stomping by a Rand Paul supporter, of how violence has crept into this election season. This time, law enforcement did the honors. Why was this man, Jon Taylor of Louisa County, being arrested and manhandled by police Monday? Because, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he was attending an apparently [...]

AK-Sen: Joe Miller Handcuffing Incident Sign of Authoritarianism Run Amok

By: Monday October 18, 2010 10:36 am

By now you surely know what happened in Alaska last night, when Joe Miller’s security detail detained and handcuffed a private citizen for daring to ask the Senate candidate a question at a public event. Anchorage police, arriving on the scene, told the security guards to release the reporter, Alaska Dispatch publisher Tony Hopfinger. Hopfinger, [...]

Our Strongman In Iraq: Maliki’s Secret Prisons, Election Theft Move

By: Monday April 19, 2010 8:50 am

Nouri al-Maliki clearly learned well from his American benefactors with respect to criminal detentions. For instance, he learned how to torture and get away with it: Hundreds of Sunni men disappeared for months into a secret Baghdad prison under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s military office, where many were routinely tortured until the [...]

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