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WTF Is Happening in Charlottesville?

August 12th, 2017

Scroll down, check out the photo gallery!? Via: Daily Mail: At least one person is dead after a driver intentionally plowed into a group of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, following violent clashes that erupted between white nationalists and activists on Saturday. James Alex Fields Jr, of Maumee, Ohio, is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville […]

“Is Alexa Spying On Us? We’re Too Busy to Care”

August 12th, 2017

Oblivion. Via: McClatchy: It’s an experience every computer or smart phone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a legal agreement. At the bottom is an “I agree” button. One click, and it’s gone. Most users have no clue what they’ve agreed to. That single action can […]

Trump Threatens Venezuela with Unspecified ‘Military Option’

August 11th, 2017

Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political crisis. Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting weapons from a military base after a new legislative body usurped the authority […]

Americans Now Have the Highest Credit-Card Debt in U.S. History

August 7th, 2017

I had this open in another tab, I wonder if it’s related: In 2016, Drug Overdoses Likely Killed More Americans than Wars in Vietnam and Iraq #greenshoots Via: MarketWatch: American consumers just hit a scary milestone. They now collectively have the most outstanding revolving debt — often summarized as credit card debt — in U.S. […]

Smartphones and Social Media Causing Mental Health Disaster with Children

August 4th, 2017

Via: The Atlantic: Even when a seismic event—a war, a technological leap, a free concert in the mud—plays an outsize role in shaping a group of young people, no single factor ever defines a generation. Parenting styles continue to change, as do school curricula and culture, and these things matter. But the twin rise of […]

Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

July 31st, 2017

The ground up plastic is turning up in sea salt that people are eating now. Via: National Geographic: Water, water, everywhere—and most of it is filled with plastic. A new discovery of a massive amount of plastic floating in the South Pacific is yet another piece of bad news in the fight against ocean plastic […]

‘Smartphone Zombies’

July 30th, 2017

Via: Reuters: A ban on pedestrians looking at mobile phones or texting while crossing the street will take effect in Hawaii’s largest city in late October, as Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.” The ban comes as cities around the world grapple […]

How Governments, Food Companies, Big Pharma, Media and Healthcare Operators Keep Us Fat and Sick

July 27th, 2017

If you thought the Military Industrial Complex was something… Via: The Drs. Wolfson: These numbers clearly reveal a U.S. economy totally dependent on the healthcare system. Were the need for healthcare to cease, or be reduced dramatically, the U.S. economy would be in crisis of unprecedented proportions. So, what has the government been doing to […]

Japan Pictures Likely Show Melted Fukushima Fuel for First Time

July 22nd, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: New images show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel hanging from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history. Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest utility, released images on Friday showing a hardened black, grey […]

Tech May Replace Half of All Low-Skilled Jobs in the U.S.

July 17th, 2017

Via: CBS: Ball State University sits in Muncie, Indiana, at the heart the “Rust Belt,” so educators there have the right to be pessimistic about the drift of the U.S. economy. But a report by the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research goes even further. “We found a toxic brew,” said CBER Director Michael […]

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