1. "Passing on the Risk to the Taxpayer: When the Banks Own the Congress," by Ralph Nader. CounterPunch #

  2. "The Passion of the Christ: not the gospel truth," by Alex von Tunzelmann. Thursday #

  3. Tony Blair got cash for deal with South Korean oil firm | Politics | #

  4. Tony Blair's secret dealings with South Korean oil firm UI Energy Corp | Mail Online – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH #


  6. TWITTER-SESSION DIGEST, April 1, 2010 #

  7. TWITTER-SESSION DIGEST, April 1, 2010 #

  8. Pro-GMO chemical polluter becomes Obama's ag trade negotiator #

  9. "Former diplomat slams Harper's foreign policy" "MONTREAL — Former Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler #

  10. Words! Words! Words! The shackles that bind the US to Israel #

  11. " not want us to have a parliamentary election. They want": Karzai . #

  12. What crisis? U.S. military aid to Israel. Busin... #

  13. Recipes for Health - Black Bean Soup With Cumin and Tomatoes - #

  14. Mary O'Grady: The U.S. vs. Honduran Democracy - #

  15. Hillary Clinton said "extremists" are after Americans, Europeans, & Canadians. Yes, but 9/11, 7/7, and the Madrid bombings were inside jobs. #

  16. 9/11, 7/7, and the Madrid bombings were a mixture knowingly facilitated by the neocons for the sake of the Anglo-American-Israeli Empire. #

  17. Los Zetas is the worse drug gang in Mexico. They were trained by the Pentagon's infamous School of the Americas. #

  18. British lawmakers: Israel 'buying' political influence | JTA - Jewish & Israel News #

  19. The Labour MP and Israel's 'tentacles' – Telegraph Blogs #

  20. "We Made a Devil's Bargain": Fmr. President Clinton Apologizes for Trade Policies that Destroyed Hai #

  21. The EPA says no to some filling of valleys from mountaintop-removal coal mining. That's not good enough. Ban all mountaintop removal. #

  22. "The Taliban largely funds its insurgency by profits from the opium trade." Prove it, liars. The Taliban had nearly wiped out poppies. #

  23. Criminal capitalists in the West make the bulk of the money off the heroin trade. The banksters make a fortune laundering the cash flows. #

  24. The plutocrats are upset with Karzai because he doesn't want the total neoliberal treatment of Afghanistan. They've been trying to turn him. #

  25. Let's not forget all the CIA involvement in drug running down through the decades. The CIA is in Afghanistan in a huge way. #

  26. The US mainstream media is echoing CIA propaganda against Karzai. They'll turn or oust or kill him. They have his replacement in the wings. #


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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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