from Lapham’s Quarterly Americans in 2007 paid $7,421 per capita for healthcare as opposed to $2,840 paid by the Finns and $3,328 by the Swedes, but life expectancy in the United States is not as long as it is in … Continue reading
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George Monbiot on the Rio Summit. Meanwhile the BBC rounds it up like this: Environment and development charities say the Rio+20 agreement is too weak to tackle social and environmental crises. Gro Harlem Brundtland, author of a major UN sustainable … Continue reading
It’s all about ratings. Fox has shown that you get more viewers if you shovel people back a half digested version of their own prejudices and bigotries, leavened with pique and outrage. We don’t care about facts or government, we … Continue reading
If trickle down works, why do the rich get richer and everyone else get poorer?
NYT Article …we seem to be turning into a country where crony capitalism doesn’t just waste taxpayer money but warps criminal justice, in which growing incarceration reflects not the need to protect law-abiding citizens but the profits corporations can reap … Continue reading
Meanwhile, the report found that Bt corn likely provides a marginal operational yield advantage of 3 to 4 percent over typical conventional practices. Since Bt corn became commercially available in 1996, its yield advantage averages out to a 0.2 to … Continue reading
“Because France has so much nuclear power, the country has an inordinate number of electric heating systems. And because France has not added on enough additional capacity over the past decade, the country’s current nuclear plants are starting to have … Continue reading
Why anti-authoritarians are diagnosed as mentally ill. In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and … Continue reading
Bebe Barron an early pioneer of electronic music. See Coilhouse for a film she did with her friend Anaïs Nin in 1952
Mostly, it turns out, things that are politically inconvenient rather than things which actually pose a security threat. Using Wikileaks to figure out what the government redacts No surprises there.
What does an ethically challenged, cheating hypocrite who brought the country near ruin for political advantage have to do with this man? Oh.
(g) Any person who uses tear gas or tear gas weapons except in self-defense is guilty of a public offense and is punishable byimprisonment in a state prison for 16 months, or two or three years or in a county … Continue reading