UC Berkeley has been a hot topic of discussion in the news lately, due to students’ protestations against Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter for speaking on campus, under the belief that both … Continue reading Freedom of Speech: Define It
The FCC chair’s plan to roll back net neutrality will wreak havoc on anyone living in the wrong zip code. The whole idea behind the democratic enterprise is to keep the triangle balanced: not too strong a government, not too powerful a group of oligarchs, and plenty of opportunity for individuals. Pai … Continue reading Ajit Pai Is Siding With the Oligarchy — and Misleading Trump’s Base
There are so many things to bash his tax plan for — and you choose the national debt? The Democrats play right into the hands of the Republicans by worrying about the … Continue reading Why Democrats need to stop concern-trolling Trump about the deficit
The Two Most Misunderstood and Misused Economic Terms? In my opinion, it has to be the terms: a) “trade deficit” and b) “trade imbalance,” because those two terms are almost always … Continue reading The Two Most Misunderstood and Misused Economic Terms?
Report published on Thursday reveals how countries and governments exploited Facebook platform to spread falsehoods for political gain This article talks about foreign governments exploiting Facebook to influence people in other countries … Continue reading Facebook admits: governments exploited it to spread propaganda
“Household income of high school educated 25-32 year olds 1979 50k 1986 48k 1995 45k 2013 40k (median adjusted household income, 2012 $)” The numbers just keep going in the wrong direction for the majority of the population. Household income of high school educated 25-32 year olds1979 50k1986 48k1995 45k2013 40k(median adjusted … Continue reading Household incomes down over the decades
Echo Look will use machine learning to decide if you look fat in that shirt. Ah, no thanks. Source: Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom – Motherboard Continue reading Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom
“I raised two issues: No. Korea could smuggle nuke into U.S. rather than use ICBM. Could smuggle inside a bale of marijuana….(1/2)” I raised two issues: No. Korea could smuggle nuke into … Continue reading North Korea could smuggle nuke into USA in a bale of marijuana?
Imprisoned for reporting he did on the hacked emails of intelligence-contracting firms, Brown has been giving interviews since his release. What? Brown, who was released from prison, has been re-arrested for giving … Continue reading Formerly Imprisoned Journalist Barrett Brown Taken Back Into Custody Before PBS Interview
The bottom 90 percent used to take home a majority of the income gains from a growing economy. Not anymore. Income gains going to top 1% in 1954-7: 5% 1975-9: 25% 2009-12: … Continue reading The Benefits of Economic Expansions Are Increasingly Going to the Richest Americans
Cities mostly don’t have plans, but experts say that Americans can be ready for an unthinkable nuclear attack if they know to “shelter in place.” Oh great, NBC News is now preparing … Continue reading What Should You Do in Case of Nuclear Attack? ‘Don’t Run. Get Inside’ – NBC News
If you are trying to make sense of Trump’s tax plan, don’t worry about it… it will increase the deficit, but deficits don’t matter to the United States. Source: Donald Trump Is … Continue reading Donald Trump Is Right: Deficits Don’t Matter