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Entries from May 2013

The Center Cannot Hold

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20130529100301379 The Center Cannot Hold By Wendy McElroy TheDollarVigilante.com Two events recalled a passage from the Irish poet William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming”: Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…. The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Yeats (1865-1939) wrote “The […]

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Cuddly Capitalism

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013 by Beat the Press / CEPR The United States Already Has Cuddly Capitalism (The Wrong Kind)

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Monsanto Trying to Take Over Both Food Supply and Government

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013 by Al Jazeera

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Create your own religion?

May 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment

http://www.alternet.org/books/why-we-must-reject-dogma-religious-frauds-and-find-our-own-truth Why We Must Reject the Dogma of Religious Frauds and Find Our Own Truth Many of those claiming to be speaking for God have little patience for people who want to figure out for themselves what life is about. excerpt from Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book Without Instructions This is a provocative […]

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Monsanto’s growing monopoly

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/30/monsantos_patent_lawyers_get_a_gift_from_the_supreme_court/?source=new Monsanto’s growing monopoly What the Supreme Court got wrong: Patents on self-replicating seed are unethical, dangerous and anti-competitive

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CSE newsletter: Evolution and climate education update: May 31, 2013

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Dear Friends of NCSE, A setback for the attempt to remove the unconstitutional Balanced Treatment Act from Louisiana’s statutes. A statement supporting the teaching of climate change from the American Meteorological Society. And a preview of John A. Long’s The Dawn of the Deed. BACK TO 1981 IN LOUISIANA

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Can Humans Survive Mass Extinction?

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/05/31/can-humans-survive-mass-extinction/ Threats that could wipe out the bulk of life on earth abound. Planetary catastrophe could come in the form of a killer asteroid impact, the eruption of massive supervolcanoes, a nearby gamma ray burst that sterilizes the earth, or by human-driven environmental collapse. Yet life will endure, says Annalee Newitz, and so will humanity.  […]

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Dog and statue

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

from WEIT

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Died in committee

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2013/05/died-in-committ.html

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Rough terrain caused humans to start walking upright? Yet another bipedalism theory

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/human-evolution/rough-terrain-caused-humans-to-start-walking-upright-yet-another-bipedalism-theory/

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Cicadas remain a mystery of evolution

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/evolutionary-biology/cicadas-remain-a-mystery-of-evolution/

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Why GMO Myths Are So Appealing and Powerful

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Download (PDF) Why GMO Myths Are So Appealing and Powerful by Cami Ryan posted on May 31, 2013 02:56PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/5/31/-why-gmo-myths-are-so-appealing-and-powerful# Last week, an executive with a biotech trade group asserted in an interview that it wasn’t too late to win the hearts and minds of consumers suspicious of genetically modified foods.

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What George Church, Famed Harvard Geneticist, Says About Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/05/george_church_p072741.html

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Stephen King: Universe ‘Suggests Intelligent Design’

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/05/30/Stephen-King-Universe-Suggests-Intelligent-Design

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Why Animals Compare the Present With the Past

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Why Animals Compare the Present With the Past http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130530142003.htm May 30, 2013 — Humans, like other animals, compare things. We care not only how well off we are, but whether we are better or worse off than others around us, or than we were last year. New research by scientists at the University of Bristol […]

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How Turtles Got Their Shells

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

How Turtles Got Their Shells: Fossil of Extinct South African Reptile Provides Clues http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130530132431.htm May 30, 2013 — Through careful study of an ancient ancestor of modern turtles, researchers now have a clearer picture of how the turtles’ most unusual shell came to be. The findings, reported on May 30 in Current Biology, a Cell […]

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Capitalism and Economic Imperialism

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

The Mechanics of Expropriation Capitalism and Economic Imperialism by ROB URIE http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/31/capitalism-and-economic-imperialism/ With ‘recovery’ the dominant economic theme in the capitalist media the unqualified inference is we all benefit. Left out is the fundamental tension of capitalism—profits care not whether they derive from zero-sum transfers or from shared growth. Unless social power is considered in […]

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Return of the Tea Party?

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Why Consensus is Leading the World to Ruin Return of the Tea Party? by ANDREW LEVINE http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/31/return-of-the-tea-party/ Two years ago, optimists had something to be optimistic about. Today there is nothing: the Occupy movements have gone dormant, and the historic struggles that preceded them — the massive and prolonged demonstrations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana […]

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Reinhart And Rogoff’s Pro-Austerity Research Now Even More Thoroughly Debunked By Studies

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/reinhart-rogoff-debunked_n_3361299.html http://avideos.5min.com//374/5177374/517737371_128.mp4

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Occupy in Turkey

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.marxmail.org/msg112084.html The media is full of reports about the spread of Occupy to Turkey, and the bravery of those facing brutal repression.

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Spying on Environmentalists

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists It’s likely that some of the $38 billion US intelligence spends on private contractors annually is used to spy on American citizens http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/corporations-and-law-enforcement-are-spying-environmentalists

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President Obama Uses a Sledgehammer Against Dissent

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013 by The Guardian/UK President Obama Uses a Sledgehammer Against Dissent From Jeremy Hammond to Bradley Manning and the AP, Obama’s ‘assault on journalism’ is a threat to our democracy Activists in support of Bradley Manning, the alleged leaker of documents to WikiLeaks. (Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

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‘Masters of Austerity’ Targeted

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

‘Masters of Austerity’ Targeted as Blockupy Activists Shut Down European Central Bank ‘The aim of this blockade is to prevent normal operations’ at powerful institution headquarters in Frankfurt http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/31 German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) head quarters during a "Blockupy" demonstration in Frankfurt, May 31, 2013.

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Congress’ Farm Bill Readies to Kick Poor Off Food Assistance

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Despite billions in subsidies to giant agricultural operations, some of nation’s neediest about to lose http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/31-0 People wait in line at a grocery store in New Orleans. With long-term unemployment still high, and with overall unemployment expected to drop only slowly for several more years, cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is likely to do […]

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