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“..Change Your Mind Change The World 2013 Event with the Dalai Lama..” (ed:..this is posted @ 8.40 am..and this is happening now.. ..will be available online at a later date (may 20th in u.s..) go to source/story>>> Live Stream – … Continue reading
“..3. A sprinkle of talcum powder a day will keep moisture away. Baby powder (or scented talcum powder) can be easily inhaled into the lungs – - and worse – has been linked to cancer. Harvard researchers recently found that … Continue reading
“..Just because you’ve been getting away with a social gaffe for decades – - doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop making it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Shelley Emling: 4 Social Faux Pas No One Over 50 Should Still Be Making.
“..Congress peppers and grills Eric Holder – - China seeks peace in the Middle East – - a nonprofit provides access to printable guns – - and Daniel Lieberman endorses barefoot running..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> May 16, 2013 – … Continue reading
“..Special Edition – A Look Back at Political Scandals – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Full Episode Video..”
“..Special Edition – A Look Back at Political Scandals. The Best F#@king News Team Ever recaps the growing list of current scandals – with this Daily Show Special Edition..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Special Edition – A Look Back at … Continue reading
“..Study finds overwhelming scientific consensus that humans have caused global warming – - but media still hasn’t caught up..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Zombie climate sceptic theories survive only in newspapers and on TV | Graham Readfearn | Environment | … Continue reading
“..IRS – AP – Benghazi – - this past week the president has been forced to confront a series of damaging scandals – - that could derail his second term before it has really begun..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Beleaguered … Continue reading
“..Google was branded devious – calculating – and unethical – on Thursday – - as furious MPs stepped up pressure on the search engine over its efforts to shelter its multibillion-pound profits from UK taxes. At a stormy session of … Continue reading
“..Police have admitted that undercover officers routinely stole the identities of dead children to infiltrate political groups..”
“..The admission was made to MPs by the chief constable leading an investigation into a 40-year undercover operation to spy on political activists. Mick Creedon also admitted that police have yet to inform any parents of children whose identities were … Continue reading
“..Scotland Yard has identified several people who may be “of interest” in the case of Madeleine McCann – who was abducted in Portugal in 2007. Investigators conducting a review have drawn up a list of people who could be properly … Continue reading
“..A Manhattan banker shoots portraits of drug abuse – sex work – and homelessness – - in the Bronx..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Portraits of Addiction | Mother Jones.
“..One of the first two US states to legalise recreation marijuana use – to the discomfort of the federal government – which sees it as illegal – – has given its first glimpse of how a pot industry will take … Continue reading
“..French officials are considering a new levy on internet-connected devices – - to help fund cultural initiatives..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Taxing technology to save the arts – Salon.com.
“..The politics of hope – and the politics of nope..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 6 reasons Obama is losing the left – Salon.com.
“..We wrote about both of those scandals in last month’s Rolling Stone article “Everything is Rigged.” In that piece finance professionals talked about the potential for manipulation in other markets that involve voluntary price reporting: What other markets out there … Continue reading
“..There is a ‘side story’ going on in the American media – – both the electronic and print about the Islamist jihadists lethal attack on the American ‘post’ in Benghazi Libya last September 11 which killed American ambassador Christopher Steven … Continue reading
“..Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of how a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying machine – - to defeat the most serious threat to Internet freedom in memory. The book is a revealing look … Continue reading
“..EFF beats the Trans Pacific Partnership to Peru – sounds the alarm about upcoming brutal – secret – copyright treaty meeting..”
“.. The latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership starts today in Lima – Peru. Embedded in the trade agreement is an IP chapter that – according to leaks – exports the worst of US copyright law – - DRM blocks … Continue reading
“..OK – let’s be generous to Diane Abbott. In a speech to the think-tank Demos today – the Labour MP warned that we are facing a “crisis of masculinity”. Fundamental changes in our society – particularly the structure of families … Continue reading
“..A beleagured President François Hollande went on the offensive today – - calling for an “economic government” for the Eurozone – and “political union” in Europe within two years. Stung by accusations that he has been too passive in his … Continue reading
“..Move comes in the same week as man tries to sell another variant on eBay for $5 million..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The real thing? Historian publishes Coca Cola’s ‘secret formula’ – Americas – World – The Independent.
“..As climate change worsens – the internal strains in the environmentalist movement are starting to show..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> It’s Not Easy Being Green.
“..Today – politics is a rich mans’ game..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Billionaires Took Over American Democracy | Alternet.
“..Public opinion on the topic of climate change is notoriously fickle – - changing – quite literally sometimes – with the weather..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tom Zeller Jr.: Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change Is Happening.
“..The UN describes bugs as “mini-livestock” – - Congresswoman Gwen Moore rides shotgun – - and Cyndi Lauper outlines her Broadway musical – “Kinky Boots.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> May 15, 2013 – Cyndi Lauper – The Colbert Report – … Continue reading
“..The Obama administration is hit by Hurricane Scandy – - Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney call for more government accountability – - and Olympia Snowe considers bipartisanship..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> May 15, 2013 – Olympia Snowe – The Daily … Continue reading
“..The 19th-century thinker identified exploitation – - and questioned the automatic self-regulation of a capitalist economy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Is Marx still relevant? | Books | The Guardian.
“..MPs react with incredulity to claims the company did not carry out advertising sales in the UK – - despite £3bn a year in revenues..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Google branded devious over tax arrangements | Technology | guardian.co.uk.
“..Party leader takes shelter in police riot van – - as demonstrators chant: ‘Ukip scum off our streets’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Nigel Farage flees barrage of abuse from Edinburgh protesters | Politics | The Guardian.
“..Having doubts over climate change and the role of humans? You’re unlikely to find many scientists who share your uncertainty. That is the finding of a University of Queensland-led study that surveyed the abstracts of almost 12,000 scientific papers from … Continue reading
“..Guardian investigation shows key role of British-based staff – - in pushing tax rulebook to its limits..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amazon faces new questions over tax | Technology | The Guardian.
(ed:..number 14 is a funny retelling of that famous debate with kennedy..that sank him.. ..and have you ever watched his checkers’-speech..? ..worth doing..a quaint postcard from times/political-mores past..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 21 fiercest things Richard Nixon ever did … Continue reading
“..Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries wants only cool people wearing his gear. L.A. filmmaker Greg Karber is changing that..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Man attempts to rebrand Abercrombie by giving clothes to homeless – Salon.com.
“..Did you ever wonder how it is that kids spend 13 years from kindergarten to high school supposedly being prepared for life – - yet when they get out they don’t have any real skills?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The … Continue reading
“..A week before the recent BRICS summit in Durban – the Kremlin administration has silently produced a document which describes the Russian strategy in the context of BRICS cooperation. The document makes for a fascinating read for anyone brave enough … Continue reading
“..What is most distressing about the times we live in – in my view – is our ever accelerating tolerance for cruelty. Prisoners held indefinitely in orange suits – hooded – chained – and on their knees. Like the hunger … Continue reading
“.. Due to the controversies over the IRS and (especially) the DOJ’s attack on AP’s news gathering process – media outlets have suddenly decided that President Obama has a very poor record on civil liberties – transparency, press freedoms – … Continue reading
“..Smart machines probably won’t kill us all — – but they’ll definitely take our jobs – - and sooner than you think..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don’t Fire Us? | Mother Jones.
“..Some of New Zealand’s largest discount retailers are not signing up to a legally binding initiative offering financial aid for building and fire safety after the Bangladesh garment disaster – which left thousands dead or injured. The Warehouse and Kmart … Continue reading
“…Smoking cannabis may prevent the development of diabetes – - one of the most rapidly rising chronic disorders in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cannabis linked to prevention of diabetes – Health News – Health & Families – The … Continue reading