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‘Witch Hunt’: Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate

MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal’s on-air protest [3] of the network’s slanted coverage of Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip has brought media suppression of the Israel-Palestine debate into sharp focus. Punished for her act of dissent with the cancellation of all future appearances and the termination of her contract, Jebreal spoke to me about what prompted her to speak out and why MSNBC was presenting such a distorted view of the crisis.

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Netanyahu’s “Telegenically Dead” Comment Is Grotesque But Not Original

They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can. They use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause. They want the more dead, the better.

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Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Search for Cheap Labor

Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up and ran outside. The former People’s Liberation Army soldier harangued them loudly in Chinese, tugging at one man’s aqua polo shirt and forcing another’s shirt into his pants. Nonplussed, the workers stood silently until the eruption subsided.

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10 Steps to Finding Your Essential Self

One day you wake up and realize that you’re thirty years old, or forty or fifty or sixty or seventy, and you ask yourself: What am I doing?

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Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?

After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?

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The Brink of Mass Extinction

March through June 2014 were the hottest on record globally, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. In May – officially the hottest May on record globally – the average temperature of the planet was .74 degrees Celsius above the 20th century baseline, according todata from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Renewables Account For More Than Half of 2014′s New U.S. Energy Capacity

According to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, solar and wind energy constituted more than half of the new generating capacity in the country for the first half of 2014. Solar and wind energy combined for 1.83 gigawatts (GW) of the total 3.53 GW installed from January to June.

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How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities

Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested in Indonesia.

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The Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food

Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.

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7 Dumb Things You Should Stop Wasting Money On

Looking for ways to keep your budget from spinning out of control? Here are a few money-wasters to avoid.

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China’s yuan ‘a growing force in global finance’

China’s yuan is a growing force in global finance, more than doubling in use over the past year, according to a new study from the Institute of International Finance Thursday. Although its use in the international payments system remains dwarfed by the dollar and euro, the yuan, officially known as the renminbi, grew to 1.4 percent of total transactions.

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The age of entitlement: how wealth breeds narcissism

As we ponder Joe Hockey’s budget and his division of the world into “leaners” and “lifters”, as we learn from Oxfam that the richest 1% of Australians now own the same wealth as the bottom 60%, we would do well to consider the implications of Piff’s studies. He found that as people grow wealthier, they are more likely to feel entitled, to become meaner and be more likely to exploit others, even to cheat.

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The Limping Left

The Limping Left Can’t run, can’t walk, can’t even crawl By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null     In […]

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JANETTE D. SHERMAN – Tomorrow is Already Here: Is It Too Late?

Robert Jungk influenced my thinking more than any other writer. I read Tomorrow is Already Here and Brighter Than a Thousand Suns in the […]

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The Gary Null Show – Wall Street Psychologist – 04/15/14

Gary gives the latest news in health and healing, and also environmental news and commentary. Plus, guest Christopher Bayer, Ph.D., a licensed […]