Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tolerance

Jiggs McDonald, NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster speaking in Ontario, says, “I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Toronto. I think it should be the goal of every Canadian to … Continue reading

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Why the climate marchers got so little coverage [and what they don’t understand]

by Rick Maltese There are a few answers as to why the march got so little coverage. Think of who owns the media. Also think of what news media likes to cover. My take on it is that the marchers … Continue reading

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Helen Fisher: Why we love, why we cheat

http://www.ted.com/talks/helen_fisher_tells_us_why_we_love_cheat?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2014-09-27&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=quote http://www.ted.com/talks/helen_fisher_studies_the_brain_in_love Dating site: http://www.chemistry.com asks a series of questions and ‘Watching who chooses who to love’ (H. Fisher). Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic – love – and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social … Continue reading

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A closed loop

The DNA helix gave 20th-century biology its symbol. But the more we learn, the more life circles back to an older image Twentieth-century biology was dominated by a strongly reductionist agenda even before James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin and … Continue reading

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Not so foolish

We are told that we are an irrational tangle of biases, to be nudged any which way. Does this claim stand to reason? Humanity’s achievements and its self-perception are today at curious odds. We can put autonomous robots on Mars … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

The staggering costs of all this — $25 billion to train the Iraqi Army, $60 billion for the reconstruction-that-wasn’t, $2 trillion for the overall war, almost 4,500 Americans dead and more than 32,000 wounded, and an Iraqi death toll of … Continue reading

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Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply?

I would argue that falling commodity prices are bad news. It likely means that the debt bubble which has been holding up the world economy for a very long time–since World War II, at least–is failing to expand sufficiently. If … Continue reading

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Jaunais Aukstais karš

http://tencinusarunas.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/jaunais-aukstais-kars-maikls-g-roskins-2014-g-pavasari/ Maikls Roskins (Roskin, Michael G.), pasniedzējs ASV Armijas Kara koledžā (US Army War College (DNSS)), ir bijis politikas zinātnes profesors Laikomingas koledžā (Lycoming College) Pensivānijā. Viņa pēdējā mācību grāmata ir ‘IR; The New World of International Relations’ (10th ed.). … Continue reading

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Putina apslēptā manta

http://failiem.lv/u/dfeknhh   http://failiem.lv/u/fhjolit   http://failiem.lv/u/luygrhn   http://failiem.lv/u/uimwrbz 1. Tad, kad Latvijas TV rādīs tādu pašu filmu par Latvijas bijušiem un esošajiem ņēmējiem, tad mēs zināsim, ka mums ir brīvi masu informācijas līdzekļi. Bet neliels progress, salīdzinot ar padomju sistēmu, tomēr ir: starp visatļautības … Continue reading

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Par propagandu

Daudz vārdu http://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/par-propagandu-krievu-vacu-amerikanu/ bet dažas domas: Amerikāņu propagandistu ieskatā ir jākoncentrējas nevis uz patiesību, bet gan uz metožu apgūšanu, kas palīdz radīt vislabākos „patiesības redzējumus” un visplašāk tos izplatīt. Tātad nav būtiski, kas notiek īstenībā, bet būtiski, kas un kā … Continue reading

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Daži mūsu dzīves spēles noteikumi jeb Kā muļķus pierunā ņemt kredītus

Bankas ir orientētas uz maksimālu peļņas gūšanu jebkādiem līdzekļiem, kuri izrādās visai izputinoši pilsoņiem un pietiekami traumatiski pašu banku darbinieku psihikai. Vairāk: http://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/ka-mulkus-piespiez-nemt-kreditus/

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Par Latvijas Universitātes strauju debilizēšanos

Arturs Priedītis: “Mūsu privātās augstskolas tēlo augstākās izglītības iestādes. Privātās augstskolas ne rakstiski, ne mutiski juridiski neatzīst, ka tās nav augstskolas, bet kaut kādas biznesa firmas. LU ir rakstiski, oficiāli juridiski, nofomējusi savu pāreju jaunā kvalitātē.” Vairāk: http://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/par-latvijas-universitates-strauju-debilizesanos/#comment-1444 Apsaukāšanos atstāsim … Continue reading

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Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon Piles of crushed cars at a metal recycling site in Belfast, … Continue reading

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