Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Donald Trump’s greatest allies are the liberal elites – By Chris Hedges

Donald Trump’s greatest allies are the liberal elites

Democratic party elites know that if corporate money disappears, so do they.

By  Chris Hedges – March 7, 2017 -| Op-Ed – Nation of Change

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

The liberal elites, who bear significant responsibility for the death of our democracy, now hold themselves up as the saviors of the republic. They have embarked, despite their own corruption and their complicity in neoliberalism and the crimes of empire, on a self-righteous moral crusade to topple Donald Trump. It is quite a show.  They attack Trump’s “lies,” denounce executive orders such as his travel ban as un-American and blame Trump’s election on Russia or FBI Director James Comey rather than the failed neoliberal policies they themselves advanced.

Where was this moral outrage when our privacy was taken from us by the security and surveillance state, the criminals on Wall Street were bailed out, we were stripped of our civil liberties and 2.3 million men and women were packed into our prisons, most of them poor people of color? Why did they not thunder with indignation as money replaced the vote and elected officials and corporate lobbyists instituted our system of legalized bribery?   Continue reading

Deadly Drugs: America’s opioid epidemic is worsening – The Economist

America’s opioid epidemic is worsening

States are losing the battle against deadly drugs like heroin and fentanyl

Mar 6th 2017 – by THE DATA TEAM

ON TUESDAY February 28th, in an address to a joint session of Congress, Donald Trump vowed to end America’s “terrible drug epidemic”. When discussing America’s social ills, Mr Trump has a tendency to exaggerate. But on the subject of drugs, the president’s characteristically dark and apocalyptic tone may well have been warranted.

In 2015 more than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. That is an average of one death every ten minutes.     Continue reading

Undiscovered Guyana – video

Canada named 2nd best country in the world…again, report finds

Canada named 2nd best country in the world…again, report finds

This may sound like a broken record but Canada has been named the second best country in the world yet again.

For a second year in a row, the Great White North was ranked second in the annual “Best Countries” survey from the U.S. News & World Report, in conjunction with Young & Rubicam BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Switzerland edged out Canada for the number one ranking, scoring a perfect 10 while Canada took in 9.7 in overall scoring.

The survey evaluated 80 countries in a variety of categories including economic influence, citizenship and quality of life. The survey was conducted after the U.S. election and more than 21,000 people participated in the second annual survey.      Continue reading

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