New Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort
Awareness / Environment & Climate Change / Politics / Science

New Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

  Dr. Robert J. Brulle is a professor of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Credit: CASB A new study conducted by Drexel University’s environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted … Continue reading

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies | World News
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NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies | World News

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies | World News Ewen MacAskill in New York The Guardian, Friday 23 August 2013 The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and the NSA. The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet … Continue reading

U.S. State Legislation Attempting to Prevent Atheists from Taking Public Office
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U.S. State Legislation Attempting to Prevent Atheists from Taking Public Office

This is legit, it is in current legislation as noted. Don’t think that this could ultimately prevent someone from taking public office but Jebus’s misguided politicians have been hard at work trying to bring Jebus and the state from separate bedrooms to permanent residency in a swanky sex hotel room in Tokyo! Obviously violating the … Continue reading

U.S. points finger at Assad over Syria gas attack | Reuters
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U.S. points finger at Assad over Syria gas attack | Reuters

By Lesley Wroughton and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON | Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:49pm EDT (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry laid the groundwork on Monday for possible military action against the Syrian government over a chemical weapons attack, implicating President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in a “moral obscenity.” In the most forceful U.S. reaction yet to last … Continue reading

A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’
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A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’

As history unfolds before of our very eyes, from terrorism to globalisation and from free market economics to positive and negative liberty, the human race continues to struggle with its seemingly interminable identity crisis. Life and the world around us is quite far from where many of us thought it might be only 20, 15 or even 10 … Continue reading

Apple vs Samsung Lobby Spending, Or Spot The Reason For Obamas Unprecedented Veto
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Apple vs Samsung Lobby Spending, Or Spot The Reason For Obamas Unprecedented Veto

See if you can spot, on the chart below, why over the weekend Barack Obama aka the Anti Patent Troll-In-Chief intervened directly in the ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Samsung on behalf of the Cupertino company which makes its products in FoxConn facilities in China, resulting in an unprecedented veto of a decision from … Continue reading

Physics Envy and Economic Theory
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Physics Envy and Economic Theory

How bad science led to the current economic paradigm which is in a state of crisis. Lee Smolin, a theoretical physicist, presents a formidable explanation and analysis of current economic theory, its origins and the science of economics. It is certainly one of the most cogent and uncomplicated explanations about the valid scientific critique, dare I … Continue reading

An Abundance of Bad Decisions
Awareness / Economics / Politics

An Abundance of Bad Decisions

Fostering illusions of prosperity only further cripples our ability to make the necessary difficult decisions. Posted on June 13, 2013 by Charles Hughes Smith @ OfTwoMinds.com Have you ever noticed that the decisions made in times of abundance are generally bad? Bad might be too weak a word; catastrophically bad might be more accurate. This causal connection between … Continue reading

Those PRISM Slides Are Hideous! Here, NSA. We redesigned them for you…
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Those PRISM Slides Are Hideous! Here, NSA. We redesigned them for you…

Posted Friday, June 7, 2013, at 2:47 PM By Holly Allen and Chad Lorenz @ Slate.com The leaked PRISM PowerPoint presentation in the Washington Post’s scoop about the NSA’s data-snooping program reveals yet another fact: The staffers in Special Source Operations have horrid design sensibilities. Everything about the slides—the layout, the typefaces, the diagrams, the color palette—is wrong. Why use a sloped line … Continue reading