Author Archive | DrLechter

What Cooked the World’s Economy? It wasn’t your overdue mortgage.

Finally, some clarity on the nature of the scam that is going down.

In short and stated a little more aggressively than the author does;

What is going on now is a massive rip off and that if the banks, hedge funds and corporations involved, were prosecuted by the government, rather than being bailed out, the government could gain around 30 trillion dollars. That aught to cover building some nice new luxury prisons to put the guilty portion of wall street up for a while.

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A Note of Appreciation From the Rich

At this moment in history when the richest of the rich are putting the finishing touches on their latest and by far greatest cash-grab from ordinary working people and are doing so with the assistance of legislators and the US Administration who stand brazenly flipping the bird at the US taxpayers openly mocking them as they loot their futures, this little note of appreciation from these rich oligarchs to the common poor seemed fitting.

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Obama Administration Defends Torturers

All of the Obama administration’s rhetoric about “change you can believe in,” government transparency and democratic ideals went up in smoke Monday morning in a San Francisco federal courtroom.

A federal attorney representing President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, rose to announce that the new administration will be standing pat on the position taken by George Bush and his Justice Department in a case involving some of the most heinous crimes of the previous administration.

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Encourage Obama to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Bush Administration

From the site: Prosecute Cheney or Legalize Marijuana? Decide Today.

On December 15, Vice President Cheney admitted on national TV that he authorized torture, including waterboarding. That shocking confession makes Cheney a war criminal. But apart from Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, the Corporate Media barely noticed.

Under the Geneva Conventions, the United States must prosecute Dick Cheney for war crimes. So we submitted this question to President-elect Obama at Change.gov:

“Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor — ideally Patrick Fitzgerald — to independently investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?”

— Bob Fertik, New York City

At the end of the first round on December 15, our Special Prosecutor question was #6 but Obama’s team only answered the first five, including one on the legalization of marijuana.

The second round began on 12/30 and ends at midnight on 12/31. Once again, marijuana legalization is #1.… Read the rest

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Did Bush Sr. Kill Kennedy and Frame Nixon?

This is a link to a review of Russ Baker’s new book by David Swanson.

The book fills in some more of the details of real recent US history for those who want something a little deeper than Chomsky. The reviewer is the creator of ConvictBushCheney.org amongst other things. ConvictBushCheney.org is worth a visit and you can sign the petition to prosecute Bush & company whie there. Swanson also makes an interesting observation on the career of Bob Woodward.

Another excellent source, for understanding of the current situation, and (hopefully) past regime, is Peter Scott Dale’s book The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America.

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Did Bush Sr. Kill Kennedy and Frame Nixon?

This is a link to a review of Russ Baker’s new book by David Swanson.

The book fills in some more of the details of real recent US history for those who want something a little deeper than Chomsky. The reviewer is the creator of ConvictBushCheney.org amongst other things and the review is very clear and useful. ConvictBushCheney.org is worth a visit and you can sign the petition while there. Swanson also makes an interesting observation on the career of Bob Woodward.

Another excellent source, for understanding of the current situation, and (hopefully) past regime, is Peter Scott Dale’s book; The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America

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