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Why intolerance and hate?

January 3, 2013

Why is there intolerance and hate? A sign inside a church in Northern Ireland:  “If we’d been born where they were born and taught what they were taught, we would believe what they believe.” George Orwell: “People can foresee the future only as it coincides with their own wishes. And the most grossly obvious facts […]

Mitt Romney raw and unplugged

September 18, 2012

Seven weeks before voters decide on their next president, a secretly recorded video threatens to further undo Republican candidate Mitt Romney by portraying him as out of touch with ordinary Americans. Taped with a hidden camera at a private fund-raising event in May, the video shows Romney telling his millionaire donors that nearly half of […]

Corporations are not people

September 6, 2012

“Corporations are not people. “People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. “And that matters, because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.” “People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here’s the […]

How do you characterize the North American energy predicament?

April 23, 2012

If the energy industry has its way in North America, there will be many more legitimate complaints we have been “sold out” to the energy barons. To gain access to the additional stores of oil and gas of the United States and Canada, the industry is seeking to eliminate virtually all environmental restraints imposed since […]

Big Oil about to Third World the US and Canada?

April 23, 2012

Up until 1950, the United States was the world’s leading oil producer, the Saudi Arabia of its day. In that year, the U.S. produced approximately 270 million metric tons of oil, or about 55% of the world’s entire output. But with a postwar recovery then in full swing, the world needed a lot more energy […]

How Wealth Reduces Compassion

April 22, 2012

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite […]

Power and progress through Demilitarization

April 16, 2012

Nobel Laureate Óscar Arias writes: “My country Costa Rica, has shown what a reduction in military spending can do for a society. In 1948 my country made a voluntary decision that no other had ever undertaken, to abolish its army and declare peace to the world.” Arias, president of Costa Rica (from 1986-1990 and 2006-2010) […]

2500 US marines to Australia

April 14, 2012

The first rotation of about 200 US marines has arrived in Australia on a six-month training deployment. A total of 2,500 troops are expected to arrive over the next few years in Darwin to enhance the US’s military presence in the Asia-Pacific. Despite the fact that the US’s final military presence in the country is […]

Fukushima Japan poisoning Western US and Canada

April 13, 2012

Fukushima will start burning radioactive debris containing up to 100,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram. As Mainchi notes: “The state will start building storage facilities for debris generated by the March 2011 tsunami as early as May at two locations. … About 25,000 tons of debris are expected to be brought into the facilities […]

The NSA Spy Center Big Brother Inc

April 8, 2012

Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago. But new pioneers have quietly begun moving into the area, secretive outsiders who say little and […]