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ISIS is America’s New Terror Brand: Endless Propaganda Fuels “War on Terror”

By James F. Tracy

Global Research, September 01, 2014
In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of significant symbols.”[1] The extent to which this tradition is enthusiastically upheld in the West and the United States in particular is remarkable. 1,018 more words

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Running in the rain and road trips

I started this post three or four times. I wanted to rant a bit about my bad week before I described how I overcame it. Maybe make a few passive-aggressive jabs. 934 more words


Politics, Nationalism, and the Gospel

Barry talks with guests Rockie Naser and Dr. Scott Bridger about national conflicts and the overarching impact of the gospel.


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Oregon Spotted Frog Hits Threatened List

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Twenty-three years after it was first proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act, the Oregon spotted frog is being listed as a… 232 more words

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Preservationists: Racist, Ageist, and probably a lot of other Ists as well

Ever notice that all of the folks who want to lock up “wilderness” areas around the Western states are always white – and young? The ageist issue was briefly discussed… 573 more words

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What the caliphate is and isn't

Thanks to the creation of a so called caliphate by the group known as the Islamic State, the issue of the caliphate has received some attention of late, and not for the right reasons. 333 more words

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Israel carries out largest Palestinian land grab in 30 years

Al Jazeera

Residents of Wadi Fukin have grown accustomed to the sounds of construction. This lush village, which sits just west of Bethlehem along the Green Line, is surrounded on three sides by Israeli settlements that are constantly growing. 924 more words

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