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The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story

This essay has been translated into German as well as Spanish and French.   Normal is coming unhinged. For the last eight years it has been possible for most people (at least in the relatively privileged classes) to believe that society is sound, that the system, though creaky, basically works, and that the progressive deterioration of everything from ecology to economy is …

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The hidden costs of RCEP and corporate trade deals in Asia

If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue governments at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits. New research reveals that investors have launched 50 lawsuits at secret international arbitration tribunals against governments negotiating the RCEP agreement for at least $31 billion US dollars. The report by The Transnational …

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Jon Queally – ‘Fear of Trump’ Is Making Some Children Physically Sick, Say Health Experts

After a campaign built on xenophobic remarks, a pledge to construct a massive wall across the southern border, and promises to form “a deportation force” to rid the nation of millions of undocumented immigrants, it’s not surprising the psychological impact of Donald Trump’s rhetoric would be most sharply felt among those living within those communities. And now, with the reality …

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Robert J. Burrowes – The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

Two of the drivers of world affairs that manifest in the daily decisions that affect our lives are ideology and religion. Ideology is the term widely used to describe the underlying set of values, myths, ideas, attitudes, beliefs and doctrine that shape the behavioral approach to political, economic, social, cultural and/or ecological activities of an individual or organization. This organization …

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GMO crops in US threaten to exterminate monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed as a food source and habitat, but crops like Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy and corn are killing off these plants. While the monarch butterfly population made a comeback this year, the past two decades have been a major struggle for the vanishing species, and GMO crops in the United States along the migration route are …

Who Will Bail Out Humanity If The GMO Evangelists Win? By Colin Todhunter

The pro-GMO lobby likes to think it has the monopoly on truth. Anyone questioning its creed is attacked and smeared. GM Supporters claim to be big on science and peer review. While mouthing slogans about science and its pivotal role in steering the GM debate, they rely on unscientific tactics and polemics to promote their cause. They censor and distort scientific research …

Iowa State University goes bananas over GMOs – Tim Schwab

When news circulated that the first people to consume a new GMO banana would be student guinea pigs at Iowa State University, the university community had questions. A recently released, redacted copy of the initial “informed consent document” that ISU lead researcher Wendy White gave to students doesn’t appear to mention that the GMO banana has never been approved as …

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The Destruction of WTC Buildings on September 11, 2001. A Court Hearing in an Adversarial Evidentiary Proceeding. Admissibility of Expert Testimony

Under the standards established by the United States Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical, Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 113 S. Ct. 2786, 125 L. Ed 2d 469 (1993) and its progeny, expert testimony offered to support the official theory and hypotheses concerning the cause of the destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7 (the WTC) …

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The Massive Flaw With The Scientific Hierarchy Of Evidence

The much-vaunted hierarchy of evidence is regularly referred to by scientists and doctors as a central part of the scientific method. It is the purported gold standard by which we can arrive at the truth of something, and by which we can weigh different kinds of evidence, and determine which should be given more credence, and which should be given less. The …

White House Petition Against Mandatory Vaccination Reaches 100,000 Signature Threshold — Will Obama Respond?

The petition up on WhiteHouse.gov against mandatory vaccinations — the one the White House tried to bury — has, at the time of writing this, reached well over the 100,000 signatures needed by March 6th in order to supposedly garner a response from our president’s administration. The petition is short, sweet, and to the point: No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against …