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Expert warns of new tick-borne disease

As spring awakens here in UConn country, so do the ticks. UConn veterinarian, researcher, and tick-borne disease expert Dr. Sandra Bushmich recently answered questions about ticks and the diseases they carry in this area, especially some lesser known and emerging diseases. Can you tell us about Borrelia miyamotoi, the ‘new’ tick-borne disease? Borrelia miyamotoi is an emerging tick-borne disease which is caused …

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Austin Bailey – 1,000,000,000 Birds – Just Gone

Graphic from the State of North American Birds report. The just released State of North America’s Birds report is grim reading.  Based on a comprehensive evaluation of species population size and trends, ranges and threat severity the assessment reaches a stark conclusion.  A billion birds have disappeared from North America since 1970, and a third of bird species across the continent are threatened …

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BEN NORTON – Top 2 hedge fund managers bankroll Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel, after making $1.7 billion each in 2015

James Simons and Kenneth Griffin were the world’s top two hedge fund managers in 2015. Each made $1.7 billion last year alone, and have used their massive wealth to bankroll the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel, the Guardian reported. Simons is the 50th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. The mathematician has made an estimated $15.5 billion …

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Yves Smith – Krugman and His Gang’s Libeling of Economist Gerald Friedman for Finding That Conventional Models Show That Sanders Plan Could Work

Yves here. I’m a bit late to weigh in on the scurrilous attacks on the Sanders budget plan, and more important, on Gerald Friedman, a UMass-Amherst economics professor who modeled it in detail and gave it favorable marks. Full disclosure: I know Friedman but only casually, having met him at speaking events and conferences. I have also cross posted some …

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One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal

One percenters have it all, extra houses, extra cars, even an exclusive legal defense if they kill, “affluenza,” to keep them out of jail. But until last week, they felt unfairly denied access to the benefits of social welfare organizations, United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the like. Now, these are rich people, so they wanted special social welfare groups, …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 02.02.16

Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com

Prof. Paul Beckwith is a post doctoral candidate in the Laboratory of Paleoclimatology and Climatology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, where he also teaches as a part time professor. Paul’s research specializes in abrupt effects from climate change (such as tornados and the rise in more fierce tropical storms), greenhouse gas emissions, the global implications of the melting Arctic ice sheets, and social media for climate change advocacy. He is a member and participant in the Arctic Methane Emergency Group and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. His website is PaulBeckwith.net

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F. William Engdahl – What’s Really Going on With Oil?

If there is any single price of any commodity that determines the growth or slowdown of our economy, it is the price of crude oil. Too many things don’t calculate today in regard to the dramatic fall in the world oil price. In June 2014 major oil traded at $103 a barrel. With some experience following the geopolitics of oil …

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The Gary Null Show – 01.13.16

Dr. Jack Rasmus is a professor of political economics at St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University in California. Prior to teaching, he was an economic analyst for several global corporations and an organizer, negotiator and business representative for several labor unions. At one time he was elected at the National First Vice President of the National Writers Union. In addition to his economic profession, Dr. Rasmus is a playwright and author of fictional works dealing with social struggles, and the owner of Kyklos Productions. He is the author of several books, most recent being “Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy” which explores why mainstream economic analysis repeatedly fails and why we have been incapable of producing a sustainable recovery and economy. Jack also hosts a radio program “Alternative Visions” on the Progressive Radio Network every Friday at 3 pm Eastern time. His website is JackRasmus.com

BOOK: “Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy”

RADIO PROGRAM: “Alternative Visions” on the Progressive Radio Network every Friday at 3 pm Eastern time.

WEBSITE: JackRasmus.com

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Energy Stew – Tanya Galperin Schneider – 11.20.15

Self discovery is an important path and finding many windows to it has always been a passion of mine and likely yours. My body has many mysteries to it and the more I can learn about it, the better I can understand myself and live better. It’s also an opportunity to help others know more about themselves.

Medical astrology can show you how your body has been born to perform and how it’s doing according to the movement of the planets.

Tanya Galperin Schneider brings special expertise to the subject as her medical and psychiatric background can more deeply understand what astrology is showing us.

She has written a new book, “Medical Astrology: Galactic Code and its Implications”.

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Let’s Create A Better World – 10.31.15

On the Bobby Elias show today, co-host Stefan Rudolph discusses health and wellness topics with Nathan Crane. Nathan is an award winning author, inspirational speaker, conscious filmmaker, and highly sought after publisher and promoter of personal growth teachings, books, events and training courses. Our topics on the show include sustainability of our earth and resources, discussion on the foods we eat, steps in living an abundant fulfilled life and taking your wealth and wellness to the next level through education and awareness. Also, Nathan’s launch of his upcoming summit “The Search for Sustainability”. Nathan Crane is the founder of the Panacea Companies including The Panacea Community, Panacea Publishing, Inc., Panacea Life School, and Panacea Hope and impacts and transforms hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide.