August 13, 2013


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08 13 13 Superpower Death Watch














Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system




Aug 12, 3:06 PM EDT












{T]he attorney general said he’s altering Justice Department policy so that low-level, non-violent drug offenders with no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels won’t be charged with offenses that impose mandatory minimum sentences.




Mandatory minimum prison sentences, a product of the government’s war on drugs that began in the 1980s, limit the discretion of judges to impose shorter prison sentences.




There are roughly 25,000 drug convictions in federal court each year and 45 percent of those are for lower-level offenses such as street level dealers and couriers and people who deliver drugs, said [Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project]




The *unanswered* question is how each of the 94 U.S. Attorneys offices around the country will implement changes, given the authority of prosecutors to exercise discretion in how they handle their criminal cases.




African-Americans and Hispanics likely would benefit the most from a change.




African-Americans account for about 30 percent of federal drug convictions each year and Hispanics account for 40 percent, according to Mauer.














First published in 1999, Marc Mauer’s *Race to Incarcerate*, a seminal work which explains the exponential growth of the U.S. [World Tyrant] prison system, has just been re-published as *Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling*.”














Ron Paul: Why Are We At War In Yemen?




August 12, 2013










{T]he Wall Street Journal reported last week:




“At the heart of the U.S.[World Tyrant]-[Puppet]Yemeni cooperation is a joint command center in Yemen, where officials from the two countries evaluate intelligence gathered by America [The World Tyrant] and other allies, such as Saudi Arabia….”




Far from solving the problem of extremists in Yemen, however, this US [World Tyrant] presence in the country seems to be creating more extremism.  According to professor Gregory Johnson of Princeton University, an expert on Yemen, the civilian “collateral damage” [= ordinary civilian killings] from US [World Tyrant] drone strikes on al-Qaeda members actually attracts more al-Qaeda recruits




Resentment over civilian casualties is building up the danger of blowback, which is a legitimate threat to us [The World Tyrant] that is unfortunately largely ignored.




This cycle of intervention producing problems that require more intervention to “solve” impoverishes us and makes us more, not less, vulnerable.  Can anyone claim this old approach is successful?  Has it produced one bit of stability in the region?  Does it have one success story?




There is an alternative.  It is called non-interventionism.  We should try it.  First step would be pulling out of Yemen.








Yemen Steps Back From Terror-Plot Claims, Highlighting U.S.’s [World Tyrant’s] Challenge




Aug 7, 2013








A version of this article appeared August 8, 2013, on page A9 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Yemen Terror War Stokes U.S. [World Tyrant] Worry.














Greece becoming new Kosovo as youth jobless hits 65pc


Greek youth unemployment has soared to a record 64.9pc as the country’s downward spiral continues almost unchecked.


By Ambose Evans-Pritchard




8:14PM BST 08 Aug 2013








“Nothing as devastating as this has ever been seen in my country before,” said Prof Yanis Varoufakis from Athens University.




“The spirit of the Greek people has been broken. They’ve stopped demonstrating and are licking their wounds at home or leaving the country.”




Latest data from the Greek statistics agency showed the overall jobless rate rose to 27.6pc in May, despite a mass exodus of the best-educated young workers to the US, Australia, Britain and Germany.




The figure is likely to rise further as Athens lays off 15,000 public sector workers by the end of next month to comply with European Union-International Monetary Fund (EU-IMF) Troika demands.




“The manic attempt to keep Greece in the eurozone under conditions that are not sustainable is turning the country into a sort of Kosovo, an EU protectorate that produces little but surplus labour,” said Prof Varoufakis.
































Parsa valley residents stage uprising against enemy




Monday, 12 August 2013 06:46








Reports arriving from Surkh Parsa district which shares a border with Siyah Gerd district say that locals of Parsa valley have staged an uprising and have cleared the whole area of enemy presence.




The uprising took place…[because] the people became frustrated with the year in year out recurrent cruelty and corruption of the [puppet] officials, [puppet] police, Arbaki forces of the stooge regime [in Kabul] that also usurped the lands and properties of locals illegally.




The people of the said valley, who have always testified to the truthfulness of the Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] and were in contact and constantly helping the Mujahideen, finally staged a popular uprising…[with] the help and guidance of the Mujahideen officials of Parwan province and so far have around 150 young armed men.




The uprising has so far resulted in Parsa valley completely cleared from enemy presence all the way up to Wand area which borders Shakar Dara district of Kabul province whereas the enemy is holed up in a small area while work is ongoing for its liberation as well.








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America died




AUGUST 6, 1945




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which immediately began writing –in blood– its








Asterisks indicate my emphasis.






Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system






Ron Paul: Why Are We At War In Yemen?




3 Greece becoming new Kosovo as youth jobless hits 65pc / By Ambose Evans-Pritchard




4 Parsa valley residents stage uprising against enemy



















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