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Editorial Position of the New York Times: “Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter”

Under the headline “Israel’s War in Gaza,” the most powerful newspaper in the United States editorialized that such carnage is necessary. The lead editorial in the July 19 edition flashed a bright green light — reassuring the U.S. and Israeli governments that the horrors being inflicted in Gaza were not too horrible.

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US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza

On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced empathy for the Palestinians and less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by television network executives.

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States with Higher Minimum Wage Boast Faster Job Growt

Adding fuel to the growing populist call for a higher minimum wage and throwing water on the conservative argument that fair pay will threaten employment, new data released Friday shows that states with higher wages are gaining more jobs.

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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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US Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European countries to import particularly dirty forms of oil.

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US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows

The U.S. ranks near the bottom of the second annual International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released Thursday by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.Germany topped the list, and China, Canada, and India all outperformed the U.S. in the study of the world’s 16 major economies. Only Russia, Brazil, and Mexico came in below the U.S.

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A Nuclear Waste Dump on the Shore of the Great Lakes?

Is dilution really the solution to pollution—especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.

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Mega-Drought? It’s More Than Just Lack of Rain

According to the Assessment of Southwest Climate Change (Arizona Institute of the Environment), the five decades from 1950 to 2000 were the warmest in over 600 years. The report predicts that reduced snowfall and increased evaporation from global warming will lead to more droughts over the next 90 years.

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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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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort’s most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, road-closed signs, diggers, trucks, workmen, stacks of giant concrete cylinders and mounds of grey, foul-smelling earth.

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These Women-Run Co-ops Push Back Against the “Feminization of Poverty”

Last month, Seattle passed an ordinance to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the city with the highest minimum wage in the country. As women living in Seattle earn only around half of what white men earn and are over-represented in low-wage work, this ordinance will be particularly transformative for women

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The Limits of Corporate Citizenship: Why Walgreen Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Influence U.S. Politics If It Becomes Swiss

Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they’ll be leaving the country only on paper. They’ll still do as much business in the U.S. as they were doing before.

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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 […]