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If You’re Low-Income, America Is Still an Oligarchy

The U.S. isn’t an oligarchy after all. At least that’s the argument in a recent article by Vox’s Dylan Matthews. Matthews cites new research finding that the rich and middle class agree on about 90 percent of bills that come before the United States Congress. He adds: That leaves only 185 bills on which the rich and the middle class disagree… …on these 185 …

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Too many millennials are facing buyers’ remorse over one of the most expensive purchases they’ll ever make

Millennial graduates express buyer’s remorse regarding their education. College tuition is one of the biggest purchases millennial graduates have made — and now many of them are regretting it. In fact, 57% of millennial graduates regret taking out as many loans as they did, and 36% even said they would not have gone to college if they knew how much …

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Karl Pillemer Ph.D. – The Shortcut to Finding Your Purpose in Life

In a seminar room on an Ivy League campus, I sat across from earnest, and anxious college seniors. In a few months, they would leave the classic tree-lined campus, the football games, and the overflowing cafeterias where food magically appears three times a day. I had arranged the meeting to find out what these “emerging adults” desperately wanted to learn …

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Infectious Myth – News Roundup – 11.17.15

In Episode 80 David updates us on vaccine problems, the problematic military malaria medication mefloquine (Lariam), the (in)justice system, Facilitated Communications and sexual assault. He discusses a case of a sports star who appears to have gone unpunished for a vicious assault, while another star was convicted in the public eye before the evidence point out it was a false allegation of rape. Colorado high school students drop their pants for each other. Who is a victim, who is a pedophile, and who is just a teenager exploring their sexuality? Yale students go into a tizzy when a professor says they are adults. Mizzu students fire their president, and then try to fire the press. And Amherst students want their president to apologize for all the wrongs in world history.

For a list of resources for further exploration of these stories see http://theinfectiousmyth.com/PRN-TIM/80.html

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 11.03.15

Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Dr. John Hall, PhD – Senior Scientific Advisor at The Beljanski Foundation. Dr. Hall completed graduate work in biochemistry at Princeton University and New York University. As a post-doctoral fellow and then as a professor at Rockefeller University, his research focused on the fundamental mechanisms relating cell motility to cell division and cancer. He has served as an executive and as a consultant in the biotechnology industry, and he is currently Director of Research at Natural Source International, Ltd., as well as Senior Scientific Advisor for The Beljanski Foundation. Dr John Hall was awarded his PhD in biochemistry in the same department in which Mirko Beljanski was a visiting research fellow in Severo Ochoa’s laboratory at NYU in 1950.
On today’s show, Dr. Hall will discuss the history of the research and practice of Dr. Mirko Beljanski, whose work assisted many people successfully deal with a cancer diagnosis, as documented in the book, The Regulation of DNA Replication and Transcription, by Mirko Beljanski.

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 10.27.15

Host Natural Nurse® Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Jill Baron, M.D. Dr. Jill Baron is a highly skilled and compassionate physician who is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, certified in Functional Medicine, and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) with the North American Menopause Society. Dr. Baron’s interest in mind-body medicine began when she learned the Transcendental Meditation technique at the age of 16. She completed a degree biology at Princeton University, attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and choose a residency in Family Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a consultant on Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com website, and has appeared on television and radio speaking about health. Dr. Baron combines conventional primary care medicine with holistic and mind-body therapies including nutrition and weight management; lifestyle counseling; stress management; and visualization and imagery. Dr. Baron feels that stress accounts for many of the illnesses that afflict her patients. Through her functional medicine training, Dr. Baron has learned that a high stress lifestyle, alone or with overuse of antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may contribute to what is called a “leaky gut,” which can lead to many health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, depression, and autoimmune conditions. As a pianist and violinist, Dr. Baron, believes in the power of music to heal. She has always believed that people need kindness and caring, and she has seen how patients can feel better without pharmaceuticals, when they have been listened to and cared for. Dr. Baron has studied with many healers and teachers, and she continues to learn and take courses to help her be the best she can for her patients. She practices the Transcendental Meditation technique and QiGong, and tries to incorporate mindfulness in her daily life.
CONTACT: http://drjillbaron.com

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 10.13.15

Annie Jacobsen is an independent journalist and author who writes about war, weapons, U.S. national security, government secrecy and military history. She is a former contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine and received her education at Princeton University. Her first major book was “Area 51,” an extensive history of the US’s secret military base in the Nevada desert which became a national best seller, was translated into five languages and was scripted into a TV series. This was followed up with “Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America,” voted as one of the best books of 2014 by the Boston Globe. It is perhaps the most thorough study on the subject in print with new information from Annie’s Freedom of Information requests. Her most recent book, just released is “The Pentagon’s Brain: The Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top Secret Military Research Agency.” Her website is AnnieJacobson.com

Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy – BRENDAN JAMES

A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists. Asking “[w]ho really rules?” researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America’s political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power. Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from …

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Getting a Job at McDonald’s Harder Than Getting Accepted to the Ivy League – Daniel Drew

In society, exclusivity creates desirability. Whether it’s that special country club or elite college, privilege is defined by the rejection rate. In the previous era, the Ivy League was one of those prized organizations, and McDonald’s was the exact opposite. Now, the New Normal has seized our social convention and turned it on its head. In 2011, McDonald’s announced it would …