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by Paul Craig Roberts, Foreign Policy Journal, Dec 31, 2010

”Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.”

–Lewis H. Lapham

The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the US government of US law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and distrust from allies, more hostility from the rest of the world, and new heights of media sycophancy.

2011 is shaping up as the terminal year for American democracy. The Republican Party has degenerated into a party of Brownshirts, and voter frustrations with the worsening economic crisis and military occupations gone awry are likely to bring Republicans to power in 2012. With them would come their doctrines of executive primacy over Congress, the judiciary, law, and the Constitution and America’s rightful hegemony over the world.

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2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 7 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 597 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 8504 posts. There were 68 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 27th with 1,092 views. The most popular post that day was Obama State Of The Union: LIVE VIDEO – 1/27/10.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, blogtrepreneur.com, misscellania.com, litbrit.blogspot.com, and america-weeps.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for osama bin laden, kosovo, wings, osama bin laden captured, and rwanda genocide.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Obama State Of The Union: LIVE VIDEO – 1/27/10 January 2010

2

The waning power of truth June 2009
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Kill, Burn & Loot (4/7) July 2008
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…MORE Sarah!!! Whew (check out these pics) September 2008
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5

Man Loses His Pants In Vail Chairlift Accident (PHOTOS) January 2009
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