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Future Predictions for 2017-2045

It is estimated that the doubling time of medical knowledge in 1950 was 50 years; in 1980, 7 years; and in 2010, 3.5 years. In 2020 it is projected to be 0.2 years—just 73 days. Computer power is doubling every 18 months, so massive increases in scope and scale. Once nanotechnology and nano circuitry, stem cells, and genetic engineering, come …

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Lauren-Brooke “L.B.” Eisen – Private Prisons Are Poised for a Comeback Under Trump. Here’s How to Reform Them.

Just a few months ago, things were looking very bleak for the private prison industry. In mid-August, the Justice Department’s inspector general issued a report finding that privately operated federal prisons are more dangerous than those managed by the federal Bureau of Prisons and need more oversight. Within a week, the Justice Department announced it would phase out private prisons …

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Resistance Radio – Mary Lou Singleton – 01.15.17

Mary Lou Singleton is a deep ecologist, radical midwife and women’s liberation activist. She practiced as a homebirth midwife for over 15 years and currently provides primary health care as a family nurse practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary Lou believes that birth is a sacred rite of passage and that preserving wild human birth is integral to the struggle for the preservation of all wild systems on Earth.

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Economic Update – “Economic/social costs of Prisons” – 01.15.17

“Updates on people forming coops in Detroit and Fridley, Minn; VW’s guilty plea and Cuomo’s fake numbers; real reason for repeal of Obamacare; highest paid execs in US. Interview with Dr. Kimberly Westcott on the history, economics, and social costs of the US prison system.”

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Steven Jonas – The Repubs.’ New – Old – ‘New-Trumpian’ Base: The Religious Right, Part 1

Special to The Greanville Post |Commentary No. 72: “The Repubs.’ New – Old – ‘New-Trumpian’ Base: The Religious Right, Part 1”   Dateline: January 5, 2017 In the 1980 Repub. primaries, Ronald Reagan won a convincing victory over George H.W. Bush.  Reagan was considered a “new” Republican, in the Barry Goldwater mold, while George Herbert Walker Bush was considered an …

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Dennis J Bernstein – What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools

With only days to go before Donald Trump is sworn is as President and with his Cabinet choices now undergoing confirmation, a major area of concern is what impact billionaire Betsy DeVos will have as Education Secretary. She is an outspoken supporter of school vouchers and thus seen by many educators as a threat to public schools. I spoke to …