Deplorables, delusionals and demagogues united by a flawed foreign policy

If you are an alien, terrestrial or extraterrestrial, looking at our nation these days, you would be scratching your head trying to figure out why our country is known as the USA and not the DPA (Disunited Peoples of America). Only thing that appears to unite us—not all but most—is the love of empire and pride in a corporate-military war machine that mercilessly sucks a great part of our economic, intellectual and moral resources; truly impoverishing our people and making Americans friends of some but enemies of most people around the world. Continue reading

The Supreme Court is on the ballot for 2016

Trump’s courtroom contenders could seriously jeopardize women’s and civil rights.

When voters go to the polls this November, they won’t just be choosing the next president, they’ll also be deciding the direction of the Supreme Court. Continue reading

The 24/7 sneeze factor

Hillary Clinton is recovering from a mild case of pneumonia. However, shortly after she collapsed at Ground Zero while part of the 15th annual memorial of 9/11, her campaign staff said she was just exhausted and suffered heat exhaustion. It took a couple of days for her to reveal the extent of her medical issue. Continue reading

Your support is crucial to Intrepid Report’s existence

We are just a few hundred dollars from closing our budget gap. Please help by donating whatever you can, whether it’s a one-time donation of $5 or more or a monthly subscription. Continue reading

The Native American, the Palestinian: A spirited fight for justice

Thousands of Native Americans resurrected the fighting spirit of their forefathers as they stood in unprecedented unity to contest an oil company’s desecration of their sacred land in North Dakota. Considering its burdened historical context, this has been one of the most moving events in recent memory. Continue reading

Peaceful Dakota access protesters face felony charges, escalating police action

Law enforcement appears to act on behalf of private industry with crackdown on peaceful water protectors in North Dakota

Water protectors battling the notorious Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota are now facing felony charges for peaceful direct actions that halted construction at two sites on Tuesday and Wednesday—a sign that law enforcement appears to be escalating its response to the water protectors. Continue reading

Anti-pipeline movement gathers steam

From Standing Rock, North Dakota, to Kentucky, residents are fighting big oil and gas.

Thousands of Native Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota are protesting a pipeline project that puts their water supply at risk, threatens to plow up their sacred sites, and would worsen climate change. Continue reading

Sugar-coating the objectivity of medical research

Although we have all come to expect that the science of medicine might occasionally reach a blind alley or take a wrong turn on the road to truth, we trust in the integrity of the medical establishment to make the appropriate corrections and proceed on investigative and therapeutic journeys determined primarily by objective scientific evidence. Continue reading

Scandalous US Russia bashing heading for war

Few Americans know a neocon criminal cabal in Washington, supported by media scoundrels, is heading things toward possibly waging nuclear war on Russia—unthinkable madness if launched, threatening life on earth. Continue reading

Your money or your life: What’s behind the latest government scam to rob you blind?

If a cop wrongfully attacks you, you cannot fight back. Continue reading

What price happiness?

“What price happiness?” I asked my patient innocently. He had come to see me, a licensed psychologist, in the early 1990s for complaints of depression, anxiety, marital problems and utter exhaustion. I should have known better, but I was still mildly surprised when he articulated a figure in dollars without hesitation. “Three million in the bank,” he said. Continue reading

Fact-checking in the Age of Trump

The business of ferreting out candidates' whoppers is booming, and no wonder.

Glenn Kessler was going to take the night off from The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” blog and just watch Donald Trump’s long-awaited immigration speech in Phoenix on Aug. 31. Continue reading

Freedom Rider: Standing with Syria

American and NATO aggressions must be opposed wherever they surface in the world. That statement ought to be the starting point for anyone calling themselves left, progressive, or antiwar. Of course the aggressors always use a ruse to diminish resistance to their wars of terror. In Syria and elsewhere, they claim to support freedom fighters, the moderate opposition and any other designation that helps hide imperialist intervention. They label their target as a tyrant, a butcher, or a modern day Hitler who commits unspeakable acts against his own populace. The need to silence opposition is obvious and creating the image of a monster is the most reliable means of securing that result. Continue reading

Archie Bunker still lives within some, many or most of us

Politicians are human and occasionally they cannot contain themselves, allowing their true sentiments to come out; sometimes in droplets hardly noticed, but sometimes in damaging blurbs. We, certainly the media, usually point to these blurbs as gaffes. But in reality they simply represent what these politicians think but are not supposed to acknowledge in a world where we must try, at times force ourselves, to be painfully politically correct in order to achieve some modicum of conviviality. Continue reading

If Obama is the best president ever, what does that say about the previous presidents?

In January 2009, the “Yes We Can” kid officially took office.’ It was an exciting time for this country and the hope of change vibrated. After all, this was the first time we accepted a black man into the White House. Continue reading

Welcome to your delusional democracy

For some years I have used the term “delusional democracy” to describe the condition of the US. It seemed obvious to me that the vast majority of Americans have deliberately chosen to fool themselves. They have been brainwashed to believe what no longer is true. Become convinced that you do not live in a true and terrific democracy, or that your democracy is the best in the world. Continue reading

US public don’t care if politicians lie

To say that a voter cares whether or not a given politician is a liar, is to say that even if the politician is of that voter’s own political party, the voter will reject the politician for being a liar. Continue reading

Burqa and burkini: time to strike a balance

Wading through the British newspapers on Friday, I did a double-take. A headline in the Daily Mail read: ‘Police force is planning to let Muslim officers wear full burqas.’ Must be a joke, was my initial reaction. I relayed the news to my better half. “Don’t be silly,” he snapped. Turns out it’s nothing to laugh about. Continue reading

Good cops/bad cops

In John Sayles 1987 film “Matewan,” concerning the 1920 coal miners’ strike in West Virginia, not all cops were of the same ilk as the Baldwin-Felts private detectives. Those ‘rent a cops’ were deputized by the authorities, at the behest of the powerful mining companies, as an occupying force to control and torment the miners . . . Bad cops! The local police chief understood the deprivation the strikers faced. When these ‘deputies’ came out to evict a family from a company owned home, the chief forced them away at gunpoint . . . Good cop! Continue reading

Why I don’t speak of 9/11 anymore

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was a non-teaching day for me. I was home when the phone rang at 9 A.M. It was my daughter, who was on a week’s vacation with her future husband. “Turn on the TV,” she said. “Why?” I asked. “Haven’t you heard? A plane hit the World Trade Tower.” Continue reading

Will Christy Whitman follow her 9/11 apology with one for her nuke shill game?

Soon after the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago this past Sunday, then-US EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman assured New Yorkers the air was safe to breathe. Continue reading

America’s choices to run the empire: Sociopath Trump or unpalatable Clinton

Sadly for most Americans, the more we examine our choices for president, arrogantly referred to as “the leader of the free world,” the more our 2016 presidential election is starting to look as a simple referendum, the flip of a coin that has either two heads or two tails: a toss of a coin that no matter how we call it, as it lands, we are all likely to lose. The question we might want to ask this year, however, is how reparable we want that loss to be. And the answer, as unhappy as it may seem to most of us, appears to be rather clear. Continue reading

The meaning of 9/11 fifteen years after

What kind of an American are you? Will you mourn the dead or will you celebrate the government as protector of national security? For thoughtful and historically balanced realists the correct reaction is that the last remnants of the Republic collapsed with the twin towers and burned with the response from the Pentagon fire. Most docile and obedient subjects of the despotic regime that has morphed into outright tyranny still believe the official report from The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, provides the definitive details on the 9/11 investigation. Continue reading

Obscured American: Eileen Walbank the ex-insurance company employee

In Philadelphia, I often see Chinese push their grandchildren around in strollers, so the three-generation households are evidently still common in that community. In China itself, citizens can be fined or even jailed for not visiting their aging parents enough. That there is such a law can only mean that familial bonds are weakening, however, as they are in every modern society. By assuming responsibilities for children and the elderly, the state supplants the family, and this is welcomed by most of us. We want to be free during our best years. Continue reading

Your support is crucial to Intrepid Report’s existence

We are now $635 from closing our budget gap. Please help by donating whatever you can, whether it’s a one-time donation of $5 or more or a monthly subscription. Continue reading

Psychological warfare: Of barrel bombs and osmium tetroxide

The MSM is proliferating the fib that President Assad is dropping chlorine barrel bombs on Syrian civilians—40 gallons of household bleach and 2.5 gallons of food grade vinegar, to be precise, if he’s using the formula. This ridiculous nonexplosive bomb, which no one has ever seen, reminded me of another psy-op pseudo weapon introduced to the gullible MSM news-slurper in the Iraq context in 2004. Continue reading

The Zika virus and the NWO depopulation agenda

Right out of the globalists’ population control playbook comes this year’s Zika virus. What the elite don’t want you to know is that the Zika virus has been around for 69 years. Until this year it was always known to be a relatively harmless virus with typical flu-like symptoms rarely if ever lethal. Yet in January 2016 all that changed overnight when the medical establishment and New World Order controllers unleashed Zika-mania hype as their latest fearmongering strategy designed to cause panic amongst the global population. Continue reading

O say can you see the First Amendment?

Before a football game against the Green Bay Packers two weeks ago, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, refused to stand for the pre-game patriotic ceremony that is wound around the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Continue reading

Greasing the outstretched palms of the candidates

The recipe could not be simpler. Mix cynicism with greed, quickly stir and voila! American politics and government served up on a platter to the highest bidder. Continue reading

The presidency: Character matters

From its creation, the citizens of the United States have had a special relationship with the person they choose to lead their republic. Given extraordinary powers by the Constitution, the president is expected to not only be a wise and effective administrator, but to possess the moral compass established by George Washington, the Nation’s first president. Continue reading

‘My country, right or wrong’?

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” Continue reading

How much better can you eat?

It is, perhaps, the most powerful moment in the very powerful Polanski film “Chinatown,” when detective Jack Gittes, played superbly by Jack Nicholson in the role of a lifetime, confronts the corrupt tycoon Noah Cross, played superbly by John Huston. The detective asks the multi-millionaire who has been manipulating Los Angeles water rights for personal profit: “How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can’t already afford?” Cross replies: “The future, Mr. Gittes!” Continue reading