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8 Men as Rich as Half the World

January 15th, 2017

Get yourself a side hustle and a podshare. Via: ABC: The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting […]

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats

January 4th, 2017

Via: GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally adapted variety […]

Rethinking The Cost of War

January 4th, 2017

Via: ProPublica: There are many ways to measure the cost of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War: In bombs (7 million tons), in dollars ($760 billion in today’s dollars) and in bodies (58,220). Then there’s the price of caring for those who survived: Each year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spends more than $23 billion […]

Nestlé Admits Slavery in Its Supply Chains

January 4th, 2017

This is from nearly a year ago… For your already hemorrhaging Nestlé file folder. Via: Guardian: It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one of the most recognisable household brands, went public […]

The Thousands of U.S. Locales Where Lead Poisoning is Worse Than in Flint

December 21st, 2016

Via: Reuters: A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding. … Flint is no aberration. In fact, it doesn’t even rank among the most dangerous lead […]

150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras

December 14th, 2016

Yeah, well, then you’d have the old rubber hose cryptanalysis issue to contend with. Via: Wired: Nearly all smartphones today encrypt their storage by default, and encrypted storage software for PCs is free and reliable. But cameras, even the ones in the hands of photojournalists and documentary filmmakers capturing sensitive images and video, still don’t […]

Pipeline Spills 176,000 Gallons of Crude Into Creek About 150 Miles from Dakota Access Protest Camp

December 12th, 2016

Via: CNBC: A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where protesters are camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes, as well as environmentalists from […]

The Grim Truth of Chinese Factories Producing the West’s Christmas Toys

December 8th, 2016

Via: Guardian: Xiao Fang thinks she’s one of the luckier workers making Barbie dolls for the Christmas market at the Mattel toy factory in Chang’an. True, she says, she works 11-hour days, six days a week, and shares a dormitory with nine other women and gets to see her husband only once a week. She […]

Michigan Fights Order to Deliver Bottled Water to Flint Residents After Lead Poisoning Disaster

November 18th, 2016

Via: Detroit News: A federal court order requiring Michigan and Flint to deliver bottled water to all city residents without a verified filter at their home places is unnecessary and places an “insurmountable” burden on state government, the Snyder administration argued in a motion seeking relief. Snyder officials argued the court order would require a […]

“Pizzagate”: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington’s Occult Elite

November 18th, 2016

This is a very bad one. I was trying to follow this on 4chan a couple of weeks ago, but I just couldn’t stand it. Thankfully, Vigilant Citizen has put this summary together. Via: Vigilant Citizen: Posters over at 4Chan and Reddit have been conducting an extremely bizarre investigation following the John Podesta e-mail leak […]

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