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Entries from February 2016

Get Well, Michael Moore | Let’s Try Democracy

February 28th, 2016 · No Comments

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Noam Chomsky Wants You to Wake Up From the American Dream | Alternet

February 28th, 2016 · No Comments

10 principles of oligarchy. Source: Noam Chomsky Wants You to Wake Up From the American Dream | Alternet

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New Report Issues Dire Warning About Global Decline in Pollinators | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

February 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Pollinators worldwide, from bees and butterflies to beetles and bats, are facing a grim state of affairs. Factors such climate change and land use changes are driving many pollinator species—including 16 percent of vertebrate pollinators—towards extinction. For invertebrate pollinators like bees and butterflies, over 40 percent of species may be be threatened locally, a new […]

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Heidegger in Iran? Are you kidding. Maybe the mullahs are idiots…

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

If Iranians want Heidegger they should celebrate the CIA’s destruction of liberalism in 1953. This confusion is just the same old reactionary/conservative muddle of the morons who control conservative societies. Heidegger is bad Kant to bad Nietzsche and a philosopher of no consequence. He was part of a zeitgeist of occult fascism in the era […]

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Heidegger’s Ghosts – The American Interest

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Heidegger has powerful adherents in societies as disparate as Russia and Iran. If liberal democracies are to reckon with his followers, they must wrestle with his thought. Source: Heidegger’s Ghosts – The American Interest

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Former secretary of labor endorses Sanders | TheHill

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, Robert Reich, endorsed Bernie Sanders Friday.  Source: Former secretary of labor endorses Sanders | TheHill

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Crackpot evolutionism: natural selection as wand waving

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htm We have been completely confused the idea of evolution, and the version in WHEE tends to seem off, as applied to world history, without genetics. But it is perhaps the best way to clarify the term. The observation of deep time led to the discovery that apparently successive forms demonstrated evolution. That is in […]

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The Documentary the Koch Brothers Don’t Want You to See

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

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Feeling the Bern Become a Flame

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

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Building living, breathing supercomputers — ScienceDaily

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

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During Obama’s Presidency Wealth Inequality has Increased and Poverty Levels are Higher

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Troubling and significant statistics produced by the government indicate important facts about our political system and its priorities. Unfortunately, these statistics often get little coverage in … Source: During Obama’s Presidency Wealth Inequality has Increased and Poverty Levels are Higher

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[Marxism] Fwd: Bernie Sanders Is a Faux Socialist and a ‘Sheepdog’

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/bernie-sanders-is-a-faux-socialist-and-a-sheepdog_b_9292618.html Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Bernie Sanders Is a Faux Socialist and a ‘Sheepdog’

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Did Trump University Scam Low-Income Students Who Are Now Suing the GOP Front-Runner? | Alternet

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Trump University students who paid up to $50,000 were promised they would meet Trump, but instead “got to take a picture with a cardboard cutout.” Source: Did Trump University Scam Low-Income Students Who Are Now Suing the GOP Front-Runner? | Alternet

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Republicans Rebuked for Utter ‘Perversion of Constitutional Duties’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Scores of organizations representing a wide range of interests have denounced Republican obstructionism on a Supreme Court nominee, writing to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Republican members on Friday that their “unprecedented and destructive” decision represents “a dereliction of constitutional duty.” Source: Republicans Rebuked for Utter ‘Perversion of Constitutional Duties’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News […]

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Fukushima’s 5th Year of Full-Blown Crisis

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

March 11th is the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Japan’s NHK broadcaster recently conducted a poll of how citizens feel about nuclear power. According to NHK’s poll results, ove… Source: Fukushima’s 5th Year of Full-Blown Crisis

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Philosophers, academics, revolutionaries

February 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/26/academia-hands-off-revolutionary-philosophy/ The issue of philosophy on the (marxist) left has never been a particularly coherent question. It helps to study the way that positivism suddenly emerged in the wake of the Enlightenment, and this contracted philosophy, and with it the marxist legacy: this was the generation that choked on Hegel and ended up embracing vulgar […]

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Sandwalk: An intelligent Intelligent Design Creationist

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

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New Solution to Darwin’s Doubt: Earth Wandered into Cambrian Explosion – Evolution News & Views

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: New Solution to Darwin’s Doubt: Earth Wandered into Cambrian Explosion – Evolution News & Views

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Neanderthal gene legacy goes beyond stupid | Uncommon Descent

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Okay we’re past the idea that Neanderthals were stupid. But it is not clear that the findings are statistically significant. Source: Neanderthal gene legacy goes beyond stupid | Uncommon Descent

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Predicting human evolution: Teeth tell the story – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

A new study led by evolutionary biologist Alistair Evans of Monash University in Australia, took a fresh look at the teeth of humans and fossil hominins. Source: Predicting human evolution: Teeth tell the story – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

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Researcher unlocks genetic secrets to birds’ behavior, evolution

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Nearly 30 years of fieldwork coupled with cutting-edge technology has yielded important genetics insight recently published by the academic journal Current Biology and reviewed in Science Magazine. Source: Researcher unlocks genetic secrets to birds’ behavior, evolution

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Miller reflects on intelligent design case

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Kenneth Miller, professor of biology, reviewed the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover case at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Source: Miller reflects on intelligent design case

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‘Cocktail’ orangutans leave researchers shaken and stirred: Reintroduction of genetically distinct subspecies has led to hybridization in an endangered wild population — ScienceDaily

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: ‘Cocktail’ orangutans leave researchers shaken and stirred: Reintroduction of genetically distinct subspecies has led to hybridization in an endangered wild population — ScienceDaily

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Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialism, and the Other America

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

The Legacy of Michael Harrington, Hillary Clinton, and the Marxist Critique Second in five-part series In 1962, Michael Harrington wrote The Other America, which basically identified the causes of … Source: Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialism, and the Other America

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