The unseen World: by George Monbiot

The Unseen World

Posted: 28 Dec 2017 04:43 AM PST

To be aware of the wonders of the living planet is to take on an unbearable burden of grief

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th December 2017

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What you see is not what others see. We inhabit parallel worlds of perception, bounded […]

Unregulated free markets are not optimal systems

Faith in an Unregulated Free Market? Don’t Fall for It

Perhaps the most widely admired of all the economic theories taught in our universities is the notion that an unregulated competitive economy is optimal for everyone.

Looking backward in remorse

AFTER 69 YEARS OF SILENCE, LYNCHING VICTIM IS CLEARED

By WENDELL RAWLS Jr., Special to the New York Times – Published: March 8, 1982

NASHVILLE, March 7, 1982— New but long-held secret information was disclosed today in one of the most disputed trials in American history, the murder conviction and subsequent mob lynching of […]

A friend looks at the new tax plan

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How many of you would fall for the pool sharks? Billiards, not swimming. They would let you win small bets, then suggest higher stakes so they have a chance of winning back their money. Then they proceed to systematically clean you out.

This is exactly […]

Who are we as a country? Time to decide: Sally Yates

Stand up and speak out on America’s core founding values. We are not living in ordinary times, and it’s not enough to admire them from afar.

by Sally Q. Yates, Opinion contributor – Published 3:15 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2017 | Updated 1:25 p.m. ET Dec. 19, 2017

When Republican […]

Naomi Klein interview: Dec. 22th, 2017

Trump Embodies the Crisis of Capitalism: A Conversation With – Naomi Klein

Saturday, December 23, 2017By Laura Flanders, Truthout | Interview

President Donald Trump talks with journalists after signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017, in Washington, DC.

How did we get to the Trump […]

Administration wants to change disclosure rules for airline baggage fees

Bad Science Debunked: Aluminum in Health Supplements

Kelly Brogan, MD: A-Salt With a “Deadly” Weapon (Part One)

by Mark Aaron Alsip

The takeaways:

Kelly Brogan, M.D. claims aluminum is toxic to all life forms1 and falsely links it to a plethora of diseases. Brogan’s fear mongering re: aluminum includes steering patients away from life-saving vaccines that contain small amounts […]

Oumuamua from Vega

The Search For Aliens On A Visiting Asteroid

By Brian Koberlein on Dec 17, 2017 07:00 am

If an alien civilization wanted to study planet Earth, how might they do it? They could use powerful telescopes to measure the physical characteristics of our planet, or they could listen for signals from our TV […]

Administration orders the CDC not to use certain words in official documents

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/365292-words-banned-at-cdc-were-also-banned-at-other-hhs-agencies-report

One of the easily detected elements of dictatorships is the manipulation, and subjugation of information and shared knowledge with the replacement of truth by propaganda. Gas lighting is one early mechanism, as are manufactured enemies, a sense of national humiliation, and a willingness to accept an authoritarian leader. Here is how this played […]

This is one way…

Where is the food going to come from?

We Can’t Keep Eating Like This

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th December 2017 – Posted: 13 Dec 2017 05:35 AM PST

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This is the question everyone should be attending to – where is the food going to come from?

Brexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; […]

Us & Them

BY ISHAAN THAROOR

The widening gap between liberals and the people who hate them

via Washington Post by Ishaan Tharoor – Dec. 13, 2017

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In a year marked by political turbulence and increased polarization in the West, it more and more seems as though the battered liberal establishment and right-wing populists speak different […]

Panama and Trump

Ivanka and the fugitive from Panama

via Reuters Investigations: By NED PARKER, STEPHEN GREY, STEFANIE ESCHENBACHER, ROMAN ANIN, BRAD BROOKS and CHRISTINE MURRAY – Filed Nov. 17, 2017, noon GMT

FAMILY BUSINESS: Donald Trump wanted the Ocean Club project in Panama to help his daughter Ivanka learn about the property business, […]

The Issue Of Jerusalem

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

Al Jazeera English by Zena Tahhan & Farah Najjar

MORE ON JERUSALEM

Social media reaction: Arabs helpless and hopeless Israeli PM sees ‘many’ following US on Jerusalem Israel-Palestine peace process rendered irrelevant Jerusalem will never be the capital of a settler colony What are illegal Israeli […]

The Melting Pot vs The Pool

The Post War I & II periods saw the emergence of the American “Melting Pot”, comprised of Europeans immigrants, rural farmers, trades, communicants, unions, socialists, small towners, feminists, blacks & browns, and human rights advocates which oriented itself toward liberal social and political ideals.

Beginning in the 70’s a contrasting collective formed, a “Pool” […]

Yemen’s situation report

The death of Yemen’s strongman sets the stage for even more chaos

via Washington 202 by Ishaan Tharoor – Dec 5, 2017

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Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh dominated the political life of his country for close to four decades. He was president for 33 years and survived the 2011 upheavals that rocked the Arab world, […]

Official Pew Research Report on FCC Net Neutrality Public Comments

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

November 2017

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Full text of report: http://www.bizmarts.com/PewReport.pdf