Monthly Archives: November 2011

In Sickness and In Health

Before you say, “I do,” scrutinize your lover’s drinking habits. Or eating patterns. Your choice of romantic partner helps determine how healthy—or how sick—you’ll be. By Rebecca Webber, published on November 01, 2008 – last reviewed on August 06, 2010 … Continue reading

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Capitalism’s New Era

Sunday 28 August 2011 by: Shamus Cooke, Truthout | News Analysis “Karl Marx got it right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself,” said Mr. Roubini, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We thought markets worked. They’re not … Continue reading

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Building a World That Can Run Without Fossil Fuels Will Be the Challenge of Our Lifetimes

By Richard Heinberg, AlterNet Posted on May 15, 2011 http://www.alternet.org/story/150927/vision%3A_building_a_world_that_can_run_without_fossil_fuels_will_be_the_challenge_of_our_lifetimes All species expand as much as resources allow and predators, parasites, and physical conditions permit. When a species is introduced into a new habitat with abundant resources that accumulated before … Continue reading

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Einstein’s message to the people of 6939 A.D.:

Our time is rich in inventive minds, the inventions of which could facilitate our lives considerably. We are crossing the seas by power and utilise power also in order to relieve humanity from all tiring muscular work. We have learned … Continue reading

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After Midnight Six Years Later

After Midnight       http://solotramp.libsyn.com/     It’s after midnight on the sixth year after you inaugerated the shattering of my heart, and I’m not thinking about the way you held me in the palm of your long-fingered hand nor looking for those letters I … Continue reading

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Why We Should Take Jared Loughner’s Politics Seriously

Vai: Gandrīz tā kā par mums. Jo Amerika mums ir priekšā ne tikai ar problēmām, bet arī – ar to izpratni. Friday 14 January 2011 (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: HeyThereSpaceman., unforth, … Continue reading

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IS IT time to let some threatened species go extinct?

New Scientist article: “IS IT time to let some threatened species go extinct? The heretical notion is worthy of consideration, says a majority of conservationists contacted in a poll. … We can’t save all 17,000 species under threat, so we … Continue reading

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Why Socialism? By Albert Einstein

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for … Continue reading

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Speech by war veteran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFOmnAjk1EQ Tiešām, ko Afganistānā vai Irākā dara mūsu jaunieši? Kādus ideālus viņi aizstāv? Nemelosim sev un viņiem. Viņi ir vienkārši algotņi, kas dara to, par ko saimnieks maksā. Mēs varam viņus saprast – katram ir jāuztura ģimeni, katram ir tiesības … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Capitalism

The Collapse of Capitalism by Richard Schmitt Is the sky falling?  Leftists, readers of Marx, socialists, communists, anarchists and others have held for a long time that capitalism was bound to collapse. It would be brought down by its internal … Continue reading

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Gaia Is A Tough Bitch

The only way behavior changes in science is that certain people die and differently behaving people take their places. Lynn Margulis 1938-2011. “Gaia Is A Tough Bitch” From The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution (1995). Paperback: Amazon | B&N; Edge Online Edition From … Continue reading

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World population hits 7 billion

http://rabble.ca/news/2011/10/critical-mass-world-population-hits-7-billion Critical mass: World population hits 7 billion BY BOB HARRINGTON | OCTOBER 3, 2011 Economist Lester Brown, in the latest book of his Plan B series, states that “socialism collapsed because it did not allow the market to tell the economic … Continue reading

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The Coming of Deindustrial Society

From: Bob Zannelli To: AVOID-L@HAWAII.EDU Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 5:36 PM Subject: The Coming of Deindustrial Society: A Practical Response   This article is the reason I suspect that we humans are collectively no more intelligent than an exponentially … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, … Continue reading

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