Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Game Interruption

Opium. Crack. War. Profits.

Opium throughout history (Frontline PBS)

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward
10/10/2014 07:30 am ET | Updated Oct 10, 2014

I Miss Iraq. I Miss My Gun. I Miss My War.
JUN 26, 2007
A year after coming home from a tour in Iraq, a soldier returns home to find out he left something behind."

War Is a Racket
By General Smedley Butler

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes
Jason Linkins HuffPo 12/08/2010 12:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Inside Erik Prince's Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force
Jeremy Scahill, Matthew Cole
Apr. 11 2016 2:50 a.m.

Why the Banks Should Be Broken Up.
Bernie or no Bernie, 'Times' columnist Paul Krugmnan is wrong about the banks
Rolling Stone
Matt Taibbi April 8, 2016

Panama Papers and America's problem By Matthew Gardner Updated 10:03 AM ET, Tue April 5, 2016

If you don't think these things are connected you're probably too brainwashed or stupid to think.  It ain't rocket science.


  1. Good collection of stories, thank you!

    The Esquire piece by the soldier was very well written. It reminds me of something I read by a war journalist about the sort of addiction of war and even though they hate it, everyday life can seem so bland and meaningless afterward.

    On the use of the term "child prostitute" in the other article: Can we agree that it's ok to punch someone in the face for saying "child prostitute"? And then can we just walk away and not even tell them why we punched them in the face? Do you think they'll start to make a connection? Do you think at some point they might realize that paying an adult to give you a child to rape does not make that child a prostitute?

  2. Submitted to Huffington Post under "typos and corrections":

    Referring to the victims of child rape as "prostitutes."

    Surely the Huffington Post does not condone the idea that paying an adult to let you rape a child makes that child a "prostitute."

    Especially in our own country where these exploited and traumatized victims are more likely to end up with a criminal record for prostitution than the rapists, who are unlikely to even be charged with soliciting a prostitute, let alone raping a a child.

    Words matter. Now more than ever. If the Huffington Post has any journalistic integrity at all, it will issue a full retraction for every instance it has ever printed the words "child" and "prostitute" in the same sentence and make and immediate policy change regarding this intolerable phrase.

    Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

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