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Sheep Always Seem to Lose Their Wool: “Our Nation Flounders in an Economic and Psychological Depression” By Philip A Farruggio

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe September 11th is around the corner and our nation flounders in an economic and psychological depression. Are you aware that our defense budget, the one we know about (not the extra Black Budget), grew from $ 316 billion in 2001 to $ 708 billion …

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“One World Digital Dictatorship” A Digital Nightmare By Gideon Polya

Danish writer Soren Korsgaard (editor of Crime & Power) has written a very long and detailed account entitled “One World Digital Dictatorship” that describes the accelerating movement  by both Western-style democracies and one-party states (notably China) towards world-wide Digital Dictatorship (Digital Imprisonment) involving mass data collection on everyone, mass surveillance, facial recognition-based tracking, crypotocurrency-based cashless societies, and social credit-based disempowerment. “One World …

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A Cesspool of Constitutional Nonsense-Impeachment in the Senate by RON JACOBS

The process moves to the Senate. Will the mockery continue after the procedurals and pomp are put to rest and the hearing begins?  Or will there be a genuine attempt to find some truth no matter how shallow? Since the House of Representatives closed up its hearings in December 2019, the most interesting event to happen in this story of …

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Davos Is the Source of All Our Ills

As the Senate debates Donald Trump’s future, chief executives, financiers and politicians have assembled in Davos, Switzerland, for their annual self-congratulatory defense of global capitalism. The events are not unrelated. Trump is charged with abusing his power. Capitalism’s global elite is under assault for abusing its power as well: fueling inequality, fostering corruption and doing squat about climate change. Read …

This is What Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace with Productivity by Dean Baker

Until 1968, the minimum wage not only kept pace with inflation, it rose in step with productivity growth. The logic is straightforward; we expect that wages in general will rise in step with productivity growth. For workers at the bottom to share in the overall improvement in society’s living standards, the minimum wage should also rise with productivity. The distinction …

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How Melting Permafrost Is Beginning to Transform the Arctic BY ED STRUZIK

Canadian scientist Philip Marsh and I were flying along the coast of the Beaufort Sea, where the frozen tundra had recently opened up into a crater the size of a football stadium. Located along the shoreline of an unnamed lake, the so-called thaw slump was gray, muddy, and barren, in sharp contrast to the brilliant russet and gold of the …

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Vaccination, the Ultimate Junk Science

Vaccination, the Ultimate Junk Science Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 23, 2020   For over a decade the debate over compulsory vaccination, especially for children and more recently for adults, has centered on a single premise. World leading vaccine experts, including those at the CDC, our universities and international organizations such as the World Health …

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs

Lead researcher and Otago medical student Jono Drew explains the global food system is driving both the climate crisis and the growing burden of common chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. “International research has highlighted the climate and health co-benefits that arise from consuming a diet that is rich in plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and …

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Confirmed: Breast Screenings Cause More Harm Than Good By: Sayer Ji

A study published in the British Medical Journal confirms an earlier, highly controversial finding by the Cochrane Database Review (2009), which concluded that breast screenings are likely causing more harm than good.1 Published last month (Dec. 2011) and titled “Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: updated modeling of Forrest report,” its authors concluded:  “This analysis supports the claim that the introduction of breast …

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Biolab For “Most Dangerous Pathogens On Earth” Opened In Wuhan Before Outbreak

As of Thursday afternoon, 23 million people in seven Chinese cities have been placed on quarantine due to the sudden outbreak of a deadly SARS-like virus called 2019-nCoV. The illness is said to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan and quickly spread to other areas of China, then Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and the United States. Suspected cases have been reported in Australia …