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Yves Smith – More on the Economic Hardship of Young Adults

In the US, the cost of the aftermath of the crisis has fallen heavily on young people, mainly due to bad policy responses to the crisis that we’ve described at length as it was happening: the failure to restructure bad loans (particularly mortgages) and impose costs on banks and investors, not just homeowners; the refusal to engage in enough fiscal …

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The Personal Computer Show – 10.05.16

IN THE NEWS
Yahoo reportedly gave US government access to all users’ emails

Security analyst says Yahoo!, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Tumblr all popped by same gang

HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

Termination fees for terminated people now against the law

Ludicrous Patent of the Week: Rectangles on a computer screen

Melinda Gates’ initiative is about getting more women into STEM

PRODUCT REVIEW – Antop AT-100 Indoor TV Antenna

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Depression Breakthrough Solution – 08.09.16

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Dr. James M. Greenblatt. James M. Greenblatt MD, is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, having treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. He is a co-founder of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH), and currently serves as the chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Greenblatt is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. His new book, Breakthrough Depression Solution: Mastering Your Mood with Nutrition, Diet & Supplementation(Sunrise, May 2016), offers a personalized model for relief from depression, eating disorders, and more. He has much to say about the 24 percent increase in suicide over the past 10 years, and the shocking 200 percent leap in suicides among girls aged 10-14, along with many other current topics in mental health today. Contact: http://www.jamesgreenblattmd.com/

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Robert Reich – The Third Way: Share-the-Gains Capitalism

Marissa Mayer tells us a lot about why Americans are so angry, and why anti-establishment fury has become the biggest single force in American politics today. Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo’s stock lost about a third of its value last year, as the company went from making $7.5 billion in 2014 to losing $4.4 billion in 2015. Yet Mayer raked in $36 …

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Alfredo Lopez – The Senate Wants to Make Internet Providers Spies

How much noise does the other shoe make when it drops? If the shoe is a law that would complete the development of a police surveillance state in the United States, it’s almost silent. Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee quietly sent a bill to the Senate that would require on-line Internet content and service providers to literally become part …

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Vladimir Putin Is World’s Most Influential Person Americans Say

Last month we highlighted a Reuters poll which showed that when it comes to who Americans perceive as a threat to the country, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are neck and neck with 20% of respondents indicating they view Putin as an imminent threat versus 18% for Obama. Of course it wasn’t all bad: far more Americans still see ISIS …

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Searching the Internet Creates an Illusion of Knowledge

Surely you have noticed: A lot of people who have no idea what they are talking about are oddly certain of their superior knowledge. While this disconnect has been a problem throughout human history, new research suggests a ubiquitous feature of our high-tech world—the Internet—has made matters much worse. In a series of studies, a Yale University research team led by psychologist Matthew …

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Surveillance Valley: Why Google Is Eager to Align Itself With America’s Military Industrial Complex

The following is an excerpt from Yasha Levine’s ongoing investigative project, Surveillance Valley, which you can help support on KickStarter [3]. Oakland, California: On February 18, 2014, several hundred privacy, labor, civil rights activists packed Oakland’s city hall. It was a rowdy crowd, and there was a heavy police presence. The people were there to protest the construction of a citywide surveillance center …