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William Randolph Hearst | Spanish-American War against Cuba | Yellow Journalism

William Randolph Hearst was a leading newspaperman whose influence on politics reached far and wide. In this video with Kenneth Whyte, author of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst,http://www.WatchMojo.com learns more about his involvement and influence in leading the United States into war against Spain over Cuba in the Spanish-American war.

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  • 100% Complete bullshit coming from the man and that woman, what a sycophant.

    jpstenino 1 year ago 3 

  • This guy is insulting the intelligence of the American public… He probably thinks that we went to Iraq spread democracy or fight terrorism instead of trying to get control of their Oil… or we had a war with Mexico to remember El Alamo instead of taking their lands all the way to California… or that we created the country of Panama to save them from being a province of Colombia instead or our interest of constructing a canal… sure… we are always the good guys…

    mar0113 1 year ago 2 

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  • BULLSHYT, Research “Francisco Vicente Aguilera”…. USA took advantage and stole money and all sorts of bonds (CORPORATIONS< SUGAR PLANTATIONS, planned to be run by secret CIA operatives including but not limited to Castro and many other uneducated minions) and gold/jewels to pretend they were going to help! WOW FRAUD IN HISTORY… AMERICA SUCKS!!!! BORN AND RAISED IN DADE AND EVERYDAY MORE BULLSHYT FLOATS UP TO THE LIGHT!!!

    MiamiRSVP 1 second ago

  • Cuba would be a much better place if Spain had remained in control. USA also fucked up mexico with imperialist wars

    dmax631 2 months ago

  • @Choblik they believed that William Randolph Hearst was the starting point of the war, he used yellow journalism, or simply propaganda to bring in the citizens at that time. People then thought did the Spanish fleet actually destroy the USS Maine? then a group of scuba divers dived in to check on the ship and it turned out the thermodynamic engine exploded which maybe a cause of the explosion on the ship 😦

    SuperTrigga3 4 months ago

  • Didnt Hearst made up a war?  Why do people like Spain?  It’s seems to be troublesome for many like Israel.

    Choblik 6 months ago Continue reading

Medical marijuana monopoly

Currently, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a monopoly on the supply of research-grade marijuana, but no other Schedule I drug, that can be used in FDA-approved research. NIDA uses its monopoly power to obstruct research that conflicts with its vested interests. MAPS had two of its FDA-approved medical marijuana protocols rejected by NIDA, preventing the studies from taking place. MAPS has also been trying without success for almost four years to purchase 10 grams of marijuana from NIDA for research into the constituents of the vapor from marijuana vaporizers, a non-smoking drug delivery method that has already been used in one FDA-approved human study.

NIDA has a government granted monopoly on the production of medical marijuana for research purposes. In the past, the institute has refused to supply marijuana to researchers who had obtained all other necessary federal permits. Medical marijuana researchers and activists claim that NIDA, which is not supposed to be a regulatory organization, does not have the authority to effectively regulate who does and doesn’t get to do research with medical marijuana. Jag Davies of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) writes in MAPS Bulletin:[27]

NIDA administers a contract with the University of Mississippi to grow the nation’s only legal cannabis crop for medical and research purposes,[28] including the Compassionate Investigational New Drug program. A Fast Company magazine article pointed out, “Based on the photographic evidence, NIDA’s concoction of seeds, stems, and leaves more closely resembles dried cat brier than cannabis”.[29] An article in Mother Jones magazine describes their crop as “brown, stems-and-seeds-laden, low-potency pot—what’s known on the streets as “schwag””aka “Bobby Brown”[30] United States federal law currently registers cannabis as a Schedule I drug. Medical marijuana researchers typically prefer to use high-potency marijuana, but NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse has been reluctant to provide cannabis with high THC levels, citing safety concerns:[28]

Most clinical studies have been conducted using cannabis cigarettes with a potency of 2-4% THC. However, it is anticipated that there will be requests for cannabis cigarettes with a higher potency or with other mixes of cannabinoids. For example, NIDA has received a request for cigarettes with an 8% potency. The subcommittee notes that very little is known about the clinical pharmacology of this higher potency. Thus, while NIDA research has provided a large body of literature related to the clinical pharmacology of cannabis, research is still needed to establish the safety of new dosage forms and new formulations.

Speaking before the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project criticized NIDA for refusing to provide researcher Donald Abrams with marijuana for his studies, stating that “after nine months of delay, Dr. Leshner rejected Dr. Abrams’ request for marijuana, on what we believe are political grounds that the FDA-approved protocol is inadequate.”[31]

In May 2006, the Boston Globe reported that:[32]

Then again, it’s not in NIDA’s job description-or even, perhaps, in NIDA’s interests-to grow a world-class marijuana crop. The institute’s director, Nora Volkow, has stressed that it’s “not NIDA’s mission to study the medicinal use of marijuana or to advocate for the establishment of facilities to support this research.” Since NIDA’s stated mission “is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction,” federally supported marijuana research will logically tilt toward the potential harms, not benefits, of cannabis.

Ricaurte’s monkeys

For more details on this topic, see Retracted article on neurotoxicity of ecstasy.

NIDA has drawn criticism for continuing to provide funding to George Ricaurte, who in 2002 conducted a study that was widely touted as proving that MDMA causeddopaminergic neurotoxicity in monkeys.[33] His paper “Severe Dopaminergic Neurotoxicity in Primates After a Common Recreational Dose Regimen of MDMA (‘Ecstasy’)” inScience[34] was later retracted after it became clear that the monkeys had in fact been injected not with MDMA, but with extremely high doses of methamphetamine.[35] A FOIArequest was subsequently filed by MAPS to find out more about the research and NIDA’s involvement in it.[36][37]

Alan Leshner, publisher of Science and former director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has come under fire for endorsing the botched study at its time of publication… Leshner did help NIDA bring home the bacon: NIDA’s budget for Ecstasy research has more than quadrupled over the past five years, from $3.4 million to $15.8 million; the agency funds 85 percent of the world’s drug-abuse research. In 2001, Leshner testified before a Senate subcommittee on “Ecstasy Abuse and Control”; critics say Leshner manipulated brain scans from a 2000 study by Dr. Linda Chang showing no difference between Ecstasy users and control subjects. But NIDA insists it’s independent from political pressures. “We don’t set policy; we don’t create laws,” says Beverly Jackson, the agency’s spokesperson.

Effectiveness of anti-marijuana ad campaigns

In February 2005, Westat, a research company hired by NIDA and funded by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, reported on its five-year study of the government ad campaigns aimed at dissuading teens from using marijuana, campaigns that cost more than $1 billion between 1998 and 2004. The study found that the ads did not work: “greater exposure to the campaign was associated with weaker anti-drug norms and increases in the perceptions that others use marijuana.” NIDA leaders and the White House drug office did not release the Westat report for a year and a half. NIDA dated Westat’s report as “delivered” in June 2006. In fact, it was delivered in February 2005, according to the Government Accountability Office, the federal watchdog agency charged with reviewing the study.

Must-Watch: Marijuana Legalization Hearing in Washington State

 Marijuana activists, politicians, and former and current law enforcement officials spoke to the Washington State legislature in support (and against) of Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson’s House Bill 1550, which would legalize cannabis and make it available for retail purchase in State-run liquor stores.

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A victory on Keystone XL… and the fight continues. | CREDO

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A huge victory against Keystone XL… and the fight continues.

Dear Reader,

This is why activism matters.

Six months ago, the Obama Administration was set to approve one of the single most environmentally disastrous fossil fuel projects imaginable.

Today, it’s dead.

The Keystone XL pipeline — designed to bring filthy tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas so that oil companies can profit by selling the oil overseas — was dealt a severe setback yesterday when President Obama said no to an election year blackmail threat by the American Petroleum Institute and its lackeys in Congress.

But President Obama didn’t reject Keystone XL because he wanted to. Or because he thought it was the right thing to do. Or because he thought it would help his reelection campaign. He rejected it because you made him do it.

It’s a victory for activists. But because the President rejected the pipeline on a narrow technicality,1 in no way has he set down a clear marker against the pipeline or the carbon bomb that burning Canadian tar sands oil in China represents.

We want to thank the many groups and thousands of activists, who, following the inspiring call of Bill McKibben (Seems JIM is the man pulling this string?), joined us in putting massive public pressure on the President. In fact, CREDO waged the single largest activism campaign in our history.2

It was this pressure that forced President Obama to initially delay the decision in November. And it was this pressure, combined with the Republicans’ overzealous and irresponsible demand of a 60-day deadline that forced him yesterday to reject the pipeline permit.

Our pressure overcame the lies and propaganda of Republicans and oil giants, and their threats of “huge political consequences” if he didn’t approve it.

Rejecting this pipeline was the right thing to do. But by rejecting it purely on a technicality, there are many things President Obama did not do:

  • He did not close the door to this pipeline once and for all. In fact, he specifically opened the door to the southern portion of Keystone XL, which would allow this oil to be exported overseas — the real reason TransCanada wanted Keystone XL in the first place.
  • He did not explain the imperative of stopping not just this project, but others that will expedite disastrous warming. Just the opposite — he touted the need to expand oil and gas drilling and made no mention of clean energy.
  • He did not refute the lies of Republicans and polluters, whose biggest “jobs plan” is a foreign oil pipeline whose chief purpose is to export oil overseas.

The time to lead us away from dirty fuels and prevent escalating global catastrophes from climate change is here. And President Obama still can.

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Until President Obama makes a clear and compelling case to the American people for sweeping action to reduce our dependence on any and all fossil fuels, the pace of our transition will remain slower than what is required to stem the onrushing danger of climate pollution.

Until he refutes the false choice presented by Big Oil and Republicans — that we must choose between a clean energy future and a stable economy — he empowers and remains vulnerable to their attacks.

Until he shows his commitment to clean energy over dirty fossil fuels, the energy of progressive activists will be spent fighting individual bad decisions, instead of pushing to support needed progressive policies.

And ultimately, until President Obama takes the opportunity for a true moment of leadership that publicly raises the stakes on the fight to stabilize our climate, the State of our Union will remain deeply clouded.

Tell President Obama: It’s time to lead on climate. Make the case in your State of the Union Address.

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For now, it is clear that we must fight for every victory. It’s also clearer than ever that when we fight, we can win.

Let’s use this momentum to push for even broader victories to bring about the type of future that you and I know is still possible.

Thank you for being part of this historic victory.

Becky Bond, Political Director
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Procter & Gamble and the USGLC: Cartels, Coalitions and the Smart Power of Doing Well

Procter & Gamble and the USGLC: Cartels, Coalitions and the Smart Power of Doing Well

PROCTER & GAMBLE AND THE USGLC: CARTELS, COALITIONS AND THE SMART POWER OF DOING WELL

How many examples of greed and corruption must you see before you act?

For millions of once upwardly-mobile Americans, the name “Procter & Gamble” (PG) will forever be associated with the mid-day television dramas – a.k.a. “soap operas” – they sponsored for decades to promote Tide, Gain, Downy, Dawn and a list of familiar household cleansers, personal care products and sundries that some consider quintessential Americana:

http://tinyurl.com/yarnymh

After 54 years on the air, PG ran the last episode of “As the World Turns” on 17 September 2010. It would be plausible to predict that future historians will mark that as the date America’s ailing middle class went on life support. Calculating that it would be more profitable to replace than rejuvenate their long-standing and blindly loyal core market, Procter & Gamble’s management has since then been “shifting P&G’s sights to emerging markets in Africa and Asia, where sales growth runs a lot higher than in developed nations.”

http://tinyurl.com/7vjtwvb

Pursuing that strategy, today “Procter & Gamble is a leading member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition [USGLC], a Washington D.C. based coalition of over 400 major companies and NGOs [including AIPAC] that advocates for a larger International Affairs Budget, which funds American diplomatic and development efforts abroad.”

http://tinyurl.com/74htyeo

Absorbed quickly, that might implant that PG is a superhero and the USGLC is the Hall of Justice. Not so. The USGLC is by its own smug admission what the Washington Post in 2005 called “the ‘Strange Bedfellows Coalition’ … sending out teams of corporate types and do-gooders … to lobby lawmakers and staffers of the Senate and House budget committees in support of President Bush’s budget for international affairs.”

http://tinyurl.com/785836r

If anything, the role the USGLC plays in American foreign affairs increased with our regularly-scheduled Presidential puppet change in 2008:

“The same day that the government published its ‘Plum Book’ listing of available jobs for the incoming Administration, the USGLC released the ‘Global Plum Book,’ a document that cataloged the top 100 positions across the new Obama Administration that would strongly impact the policies and programs for development and diplomacy. The Coalition identified hundreds of Democrats and Republicans that could potentially fill these positions and held meetings with these individuals to educate them on the Coalition’s priorities.”

http://tinyurl.com/252xqmc

And just what are these USGLC priorities that have apparently become mandatory education for incoming State Department personnel? The details are as closely guarded as the true answers to questions like what makes a bullet turn in mid-air, how can office fires weaken structural steel, and why has Al Qaeda had more “masterminds” than MENSA. A whitewashed high-level textbook answer, however, can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/6oawtah

The semantically twisted soundbyte summary is that the USGLC exists to promote the use of “smart power” in “doing well and doing good”. By “smart power”, some say they mean formally integrating business development with the doubletalk of diplomacy and America’s ever-present threat of death from above in setting and achieving foreign policy goals. “Doing well and doing good” is their Utopian – or perhaps Orwellian – suggestion that corporations involved in said “business development” might actually do well (make a profit) while doing good (not depleting resources, polluting the environment, killing or maiming the innocent, or ripping people off).

If only…

Procter & Gamble was no doubt inspired by the possibility of “doing well and doing good” when they met with their overseas competitor Unilever to discuss more eco-friendly packaging (doing good). But instead, the two soap kings conspired to use the enviromental initiative as a cover for a years-long price fixing cartel (doing well). In April 2011, European Union (EU) regulators slapped the pair with a $456 million fine for their collusion. Procter & Gamble’s share was $306 million, which for PG amounts to less than 2 days’ sales – a penalty hardly worth footnote mention in their financials:

http://tinyurl.com/77g5apq

“Smart Power” indeed… I encourage all readers to look deeper into the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), an entity whose pristine Web profile is inconsistent with its pervasive political footprint. My research is insufficient to support a conclusion, but my suspicion is that much lies hidden behind this true-blue curtain:

http://www.usglc.org

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SHOW ME WHAT KLEPTOCRACY LOOKS LIKE! THIS IS WHAT KLEPTOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!

Kleptocracy [klep-TOK-ruh-see]: A government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves. See also the United States of America where, as Goethe said, “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Want documented examples of the corporate greed that corrupts our government and fuels the Revolution? Find dozens here, with more to come:

http://kleptocracychronicles.com

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IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT OF THE LAST 14 U.S. PRESIDENTS, 7 HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS AND 7 HAVE BEEN REPUBLICANS.

Our Kleptocracy-controlled media focuses on America’s two-year election cycles as if who wins or loses in the swinging of the pendulum was a matter of life or death, when in fact even at the Presidential level it makes no more difference than the outcomes of Monday Night Football, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Hillbilly Handfishing or the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. U.S. elections are staged primarily to give Sheeple the illusion of control so they will (a) vent their frustrations and expend their energy, emotions and resources supporting or attacking the Puppet on the Left hand or the Puppet on the Right, and consequently (b) never recognize and challenge the common omnipotent Puppetmaster.

There was no real change in 2008. There was no real change in 2010. There WILL be real change in 2012, but it won’t be coming from tele-brainwashed couch potatoes, manipulated voter lists, rigged voting machines or predetermined ballot counts. It will be coming from us…

The 99 Percent

http://corporategreedchronicles.com

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I AM NOT ANONYMOUS. I AM AN AMERICAN.

I am not just a Consumer. I am a Citizen.

I will no longer be labeled Left or Right, Liberal or Conservative, Demopublican or Republocrat.

I will no longer follow Puppets labeled Left or Right, Liberal or Conservative, Demopublican or Republocrat.

I am the People. And I am coming for the Puppetmasters.

I am part of the 99 Percent. And I demand the following:

1. End the Fed.
2. Reverse Citizens United.
3. Repeal PATRIOT Act.
4. Expose 9/11 Truth.
5. End Profit Wars.
6. Refund Taxpayer Trillions.
7. Imprison the Kleptocrats.
8. Single Term Limits.

Or, if these demands are not addressed promptly:

1. Regime Change.

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LABELS (A POEM OF PROTEST)

“Democrat”, “Republican”,
The parties of the system;
Puppets both, for sale their votes,
No character or wisdom.

“Liberal”, “Conservative”,
For change or status quo?
Pick either one, the change is none,
All charlatans and whores.

Far “Left” we place the Anarchists,
Libertarians claim far “Right”;
Yet both decry the government:
False continuum brought to light.

For oil, “We” bomb their mud huts,
Strip them bare, then offer “Aid”;
And fake their retribution as
Pretext – a false flag raised.

Unarmed hundred thousands killed
By weapons of “Defense”,
While rights are lost for “Freedom” sake –
On profit, all depends.

With stroke of pen, the “Patriot” Act,
And patriots’ gifts are taken;
Then “Citizens United” leaves
Our citizens forsaken.

We protest loss of liberties,
Put “World Wide Web” to use;
Cloudmark Authority censors us
For “messaging abuse”.

They label us to finger-point,
With labels, “They” deride us;
Their labels keep us all at bay,
For with labels, “They” divide us.

http://ldrlongdistancerider.com

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JOIN THE GLOBAL REVOLUTION!

Occupy Wall Street/OWS:

http://occupywallst.org/

Occupy DC/Stop the Machine:

http://october2011.org/

Occupy Together:

http://occupytogether.org/

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How many examples of greed and corruption must you see before you act?

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