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Take a Bow Liberals: You Lowered Oil Prices

A fatally flawed article now circulating through the mainstream news media erroneously credits United States shale oil production with damping global oil prices, while completely ignoring the impact of renewable energy sources like...

God Admits Mistakes, Regrets Past Failures

God expressed regret for his failure to prevent genocide, natural disaster, poverty, war, child abuse, and The Moron Presidency on Thursday, acknowledging for the...

The End of Freedom and Democracy

Why does the United States have an opioid crisis? Same reason we have a food safety crisis and are besieged by foreign and domestic terrorists. These...

James Murdoch’s Opportunistic Nazi Pivot

The youngest son of billionaire propagandist Rupert Murdoch sent a peace-loving message to his rich friends yesterday, decrying the Nazi attacks in Charlottesville his...

Dear vets, thank you for your sacrifices

On Memorial Day 2017, The Cynical Times thanks all current and former members of the U.S. military for the sacrifices they've made for the...

Cynical Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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The Comforting Lies Which Enslave U.S.

Ever notice how pharmaceutical ads targeting senior citizens always feature younger people with a little fake gray in their hair, who couldn't possibly be over...

The U.S. Military and Police are Socialist Institutions

Contrary to popular belief, the military, law enforcement agencies and fire departments of the United States of America are among the world's most socialist...

Reporters Without Borders: Press freedom in decline

Wall Street's treasonous sonsabitches are now destroying U.S. energy security in their locust-like quest for profit growth. Their latest move is to sell America's fossil fuel reserves to the highest bidder and export them for foreign consumption. Our sellout Congress cleared the way during the Christmas dark period with a discreet rider buried in a big appropriations bill, ending the ban on oil exports enacted after the 1973 oil embargo. The U.S. energy industry has used "energy security" for the past 40 years to justify pushing drilling rigs into sensitive environmental areas, like The Arctic and offshore coastal regions such as the Gulf of Mexico. It's also been their justification for fracking - a geographically destabilizing process whereby huge amounts of water are injected into rock formations to fracture them and release the oil and gas trapped within them. Fracking is so volatile that it causes localized earthquakes and leaves local residents with flammable drinking water coming out of their kitchen faucets. Those hefty negatives make sense in the context of national security. Not corporate greed. The premise behind energy security has always been that if we produce enough fossil fuel to meet our own needs we will no longer have to live in fear of the huge economic weapons wielded by The House of Saud and the rest of the OPEC price-fixing cartel. However, that premise always assumed we would consume American oil and natural gas here at home. Why would Wall Street sellout their fellow Americans like this? Because the U.S.-based energy companies playing this game are no longer American. They're multinationals with no national loyalty whatsoever in a new global economic order in which corporations are people, executives and political hookers are royals, and working stiffs like you and I are a perishable commodity to be used up and discarded. (Click here for the rest of this article)

Occupy Wall Street Grabs Spotlight From NATO

At least 93 protesters were arrested this weekend in Chicago when thousands of members of the Occupy Wall Street movement descended on the city to protest a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Two people also were detained by the Secret Service for allegedly attempting to scale protective fencing around the summit at McCormick Place.

Sixty heads of state converged on Chicago for the two-day NATO summit, where they discussed the conflict in Afghanistan and other global issues behind closed doors Saturday and Sunday. Similar meetings of global elites, notably those held each year by the World Economic Forum, have helped funnel jobs to low-wage economies while keeping prices high in the developed economies where the displaced workers live.

Protesters sought to highlight those imbalances and to shine a spotlight on the continuing Afghan War, which began after the 9/11 terror attacks and continues to require 130,000 foreign soldiers. The vast majority are U.S. citizens.

“There’s just a great resonance with the Occupy movement, because if we weren't spending such outrageous amounts on war, we have money for human needs," said Lillian Moats, 65, of Downers Grove, Ill. "It seems like our country's priorities are upside down."

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