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Looking Back at the Vietnam War

Napalm Bombing Vietnam

This Spring marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. At least that’s what it’s called in the United States, the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, it’s called the American War to distinguish the phase involving the United...

End of the World Blues

Over Crowding

We appear to be nearing the short end of the funnel. In one hundred and fifteen years the automotive population of the United States has risen from 35,000 to 255 million; one billion gas burning cars world-wide, pretending... pretending...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun

Transhuman

Those who view the future human being as a technoid being, regard the mid 21st century as a probable date for reaching the singularity. That’s the moment when artificial intelligence allegedly surpasses that of human intelligence and becomes in...

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

I reckon it was a long time ago; so far back most folks around today weren’t even born yet. Well, there was this liberal politician and he had this plan to improve health care in America. The guy had...

An Emergency Room Visit: A Game of Chance

Emergency Room sign

Unfortunately, your first encounter with a hospital is very often in the emergency department or, as it is more familiarly known, the emergency room. You may have a broken arm or a bad cut, you may have burned yourself...

John Yoo Meets Torture and at Long Last Recognizes It?

Tortured

John Yoo, principal author of the Office of Legal Counsel’s “Torture Memos” that gave the green light to the CIA and other governmental agencies to carry out torture under Bush, has this week surprisingly distanced himself from some of...


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Binary Codes

Verizon Will Now Let Users Kill Previously Indestructible “Zombie” Tracking Codes

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Verizon says it will soon offer customers a way to opt out from having their smartphone and tablet browsing tracked via a hidden un-killable tracking identifier. The decision came after a ProPublica article revealed that an online advertiser, Turn, was exploiting the Verizon identifier to respawn tracking cookies that users had deleted. Two days...

Happiness

The Economics of Happiness Conference

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All around the world, thousands of initiatives are demonstrating that we can create a better future: resilient communities, healthier ecosystems, equitable economies. The Economics of Happiness Conference aims to connect the dots, translate understanding into action, and build a movement for re-localizing economies.

Man in protective clothing for infection control

Ebola!

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The average American's chances of contracting Ebola are comparable to winning the lottery two days in a row; as likely as being trampled by zebras in New York’s Central Park, and comparable to being struck by a meteor while playing wiffle ball in your own back yard.

Menopause

Brisdelle: New Menopause Drug or Alchemy?

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In 2013, the FDA finally approved a drug without estrogen for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. When compared to placebo, a study shows that Brisdelle significantly diminished the number of hot flashes in women who took the drug for at least four weeks and for as long as three months. To many it appears...


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