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Energy Stew – Lisa Smartt – 04.21.17

Words at the Threshold –  Energy Stew interview with Lisa Smartt Listening to the dying is very important as they often can tell us much more than we expect. It’s also a way that we can help them move on. Often, they are straddling 2 worlds at the same time and are starting to have experiences from the other side. …

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Connect The Dots – J.P. Harpignies – 04.19.17

Listen to J.P. Harpignies, the Associate Producer of the Bioneers Conference, and the author of four books: Political Ecosystems, Double Helix Hubris, Delusions of Normality, and Animal Encounters, as well as of recent articles on Medium— in conversation about the ecology of our political system and the Four Deep Drivers of Destabilization— with Alison Rose Levy.

Who needs stress? We all do. Here’s why

If you could do something to decrease your risk of memory failure, to increase your self-confidence, to be a better public speaker, to improve your brain, to help you deal with back pain, to bust out of your comfort zone, to make your children more resilient … would you do it? What if it involved embracing what we all to …

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Tim Berners-Lee warns of danger of chaos in unprotected public data

Hackers could use open data such as the information that powers transport apps to create chaos, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has said. “If you disrupted traffic data for example, to tell everybody that all the roads south of the river are closed, so everybody would go north of the river, that would gridlock you …

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Lauren McCauley – UN Observers Monitoring Abuses Against Standing Rock Water Protectors

The increasingly violent attacks by North Dakota police and private security forces against peaceful, Indigenous water protectors have caught the nation’s attention as well as that of the United Nations, an arm of which has begun an investigation into the protesters’ claims of human rights abuses, including “excessive force, unlawful arrests, and mistreatment in jail,” the Guardian reported late Monday. …

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ERIC DRAITSER – Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot

Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening maelstrom of scandals engulfing her presidential bid.  And while Clinton delights in bloviating about a decades-long “vast, right wing conspiracy” against her, the fact is that it’s the Clinton political machine’s long and storied track record of …

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Philip Weiss – Clinton’s ‘infatuation with war’ and neoconservatism stirs misgivings on the left

As the Democratic convention approaches and Hillary Clinton tries to win over, or finesse, the progressive anti-war component of her base, many writers are expressing misgivings about her foreign policy. Not that they are Trump supporters; but they worry about being left out in the cold in a Clinton administration studded with neoconservatives. Here are three new takes on the …

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MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES – C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials …

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Trends This Week – The Presidential Reality Show in full swing as America in decline – 04.27.16

Global master forecaster Gerald Celente analyzes the state of the presidential race as he reflects on the state of America’s decline in the 21st Century and the reasons behind. America, once the world’s undisputed global heavyweight, has down-trended into an economic, political, social, cultural and lifestyle bantamweight. He also makes some predictions on the campaign ahead and also breaks down recent economic activity and the ticking time bomb that is the global economy.

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Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay – The Lies, Fabrications and Forgeries of the Bush-Cheney administration to Go to War Against Iraq, for Oil and for Israel

We [the United States] spent $2 trillion, thousands of lives. … Obviously, it was a mistake… George W. Bush made a mistake. We can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty. We should have never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East… —They [President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney] lied… They said there were weapons …