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THE MALFUNCTIONING FAILED STATE….SEEING WAR AS ITS TRUMP CARD

ON THE EGDE WITH MAX KEISER AND GUESTS;TALKING ON AMERICA’S DEMISE

U.S. JOINS RANKS OF "FAILED STATES"

GREETINGS,

US Joins Ranks of Failed States

By Paul Craig Roberts

October 21, 2009 “Information Clearing House” — The US has every characteristic of a failed state.

The US government’s current operating budget is dependent on foreign financing and money creation.

Too politically weak to be able to advance its interests through diplomacy, the US relies on terrorism and military aggression. http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE59H0AH20091019

Costs are out of control, and priorities are skewed in the interest of rich organized interest groups at the expense of the vast majority of citizens. For example, war at all cost, which enriches the armaments industry, the officer corps and the financial firms that handle the war’s financing, takes precedence over the needs of American citizens. There is no money to provide the uninsured with health care, but Pentagon officials have told the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in the House that every gallon of gasoline delivered to US troops in Afghanistan costs American taxpayers $400. Continue reading

A SIGN OF THE FUTURE OF AMERICA

California ‘first failed US state’?

By Rob Reynolds in Los Angeles

More Californians rely on food handouts amid rising unemployment and state benefit cuts [EPA]

On Sunday mornings at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in the rough-edged Tenderloin district of San Francisco, the sanctuary is always rocking to old-school gospel music.

“It’s so good to come together,” Pastor Cecil Williams declares. His is a diverse congregation – white and African-American, gay and straight, young and elderly. Continue reading