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Entries from July 2016

Sugar-Coated Lies: How The Food Lobby Destroys Health In The EU

July 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Over half the population of the European Union (EU) is overweight or obese. Without effective action, this number will grow substantially in the next decade warns an important new report. ‘A Spoonf… Source: Sugar-Coated Lies: How The Food Lobby Destroys Health In The EU

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[Marxism] Stiglitz and the Euro

July 30th, 2016 · No Comments

NY Times, July 29 2016 How a Currency Intended to Unite Europe Wound Up Dividing It By PETER S. GOODMAN Source: [Marxism] Stiglitz and the Euro

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[Marxism] Changing centre of gravity of global working class

July 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Interesting notes from the Imperialism study group on the shift in the centre of gravity of the global working class – it’s in the Third World: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/imperialism-study-group-some-notes-on-the-changing-global-working-class/ Source: [Marxism] Changing centre of gravity of global working class

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Are We Witnessing the Death of Representative Democracy? | Alternet

July 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Billionaires now sponsor presidential candidates (or run for president themselves) the way Renaissance popes and princes once patronized artists. Source: Are We Witnessing the Death of Representative Democracy? | Alternet

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What comes after Sanders? nothing at all…importance of starting over at the same point of a year ago before Sanders…

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Sanders’ illusion is strange, and in effect simply set up the left for a chaotic aftermath. But it is possible to take an optimistic approach: he brought the term ‘revolution’ into public discussion. Grasping the real implications behind the Sanders manner of indirect sabotage of the idea is necessary to proceed. That starts with taking […]

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Actress Sigourney Weaver introduces James Cameron film on the perils of climate change at DNC 2016

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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If buddhism crashes xtianity/islam should go with it…

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2016/07/26/nothing-comes-after-buddhism-you-are-on-your-ownwhats-after-buddhism-an-interview-with-stephen-batchelor-lions-roar/ The place of buddhism in the current culture of ‘secularism’ was optimistically taken as a new form of modernist religion, but that was illusory: it is starting to self-recycle like most of the other Axial Age religions. And that is a challenge to prevent trivialization of a once great legacy. Here it would be […]

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Interview: Busting the Myths of a Workerless Future | Portside

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Where’s our economy headed? Soon every factory worker will have to start driving for Uber, and the trucks will drive themselves—at least so the business press tells us. But Kim Moody, co-founder of this magazine and the author of many books on U.S. labor, paints a different picture. Chris Brooks asked him to cut through […]

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Human Extinction By 2030 -Climate Disruption The Movie

July 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment

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NCSE newsletter

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, News of the death of Tim LaHaye. And kudos for Richard Alley and Naomi Oreskes. TIM LAHAYE DIES The evangelical writer and activist Tim LaHaye died on July 25, 2016, at the age of 90, according to NBC News (July 25, 2016). LaHaye was best known for the Left Behind series […]

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Sandwalk: False history and the number of genes: 2016

July 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment

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Sandwalk: What is “THE” theory of evolution?

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Sandwalk: What is “THE” theory of evolution?

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New Scientist: Multiverse vs God | Uncommon Descent

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Possibly struggling to survive, New Scientist claims there is a 2500 year struggle between God and the multiverse: Modern physics has also wrestled with this Source: New Scientist: Multiverse vs God | Uncommon Descent

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Did Arabic Scholars Discover Evolution in the Ninth Century?

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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Songbirds’ epic migrations connected to a small cluster of genes — ScienceDaily

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Songbirds’ epic migrations connected to a small cluster of genes — ScienceDaily

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Did Industry Ties Lead Democratic Party Platform Committee to Nix Fracking Ban?

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the controversial horizontal drilling technique used to extract oil and gas in shale basins around the U.S. and the world — has sat at the center of the debate o… Source: Did Industry Ties Lead Democratic Party Platform Committee to Nix Fracking Ban?

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[Marxism] Fwd: Radical Linguistics in an Age of Extinction | Dissent Magazine

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

In the early 1990s, a small subset of linguists began raising the alarm, trying to reorient a discipline whose well-meaning focus on elusive and trivial “universals” had led it to ignore actually existing linguistic diversity—an unfortunate legacy left by Noam Chomsky, who was a radical and a linguist but not a radical linguist. The new […]

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[Marxism] Fwd: ZCommunications » Scandinavia on the Skids: The Failure of Social Democracy

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Social Democrats are even ready to make an alliance with the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Danish Folkeparti (DF). Despite this capitulation to separatism, its abandonment of essential social democratic program, and support of US wars, Social Democrats are assisted by the allegedly more leftist Socialist Peoples Party (SF). This party grew out of the traditional pro-Soviet Communist […]

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Hugo Chavez and His Radical Legacy · Videos teleSUR

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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Spiral-tastic: Climate change in three animations | Climate Home – climate change news

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

These mesmerising climate visuals tell the story of how emissions have stoked global warming since 1850 Source: Spiral-tastic: Climate change in three animations | Climate Home – climate change news

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2016 Is Blowing Away Global Heat Records | Climate Central

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

June 2016 was the 14th consecutive month of record heat for the globe. Source: 2016 Is Blowing Away Global Heat Records | Climate Central

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Reviews, reviews, books via credit card debt…

July 28th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A7UMC95YCRGTS/ref=cr_cm_rdp_pdp_see_all?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview I bought a huge number of books on credit card debt awhile back, and I am going to make a note of those relevant to the ‘Red Forty-eight Group’ initiatives. I reviewed a huge number of books in the years after Amazon came online after about 2000 and at this point after 700 reviews […]

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Big Histories, Universal Histories

July 28th, 2016 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap4_2.htm

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Whatever happened to the Kant community? Is the entire academic world completely brain dead?

July 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Kant and the Philosophy of History The classic solution to what I call Kant’s Challenge in Kant’s classic essay on history has been out in the open for sixteen years, but Kant scholars have totally boycotted it. I used to think that might be disagreement, but over time I see that it is really that […]

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