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Freedom of Speech: Define It 

By Animosinyan | April 28, 2017

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 

Ajit Pai Is Siding With the Oligarchy — and Misleading Trump’s Base

By Charles | April 28, 2017

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

Why Democrats need to stop concern-trolling Trump about the deficit

By Charles | April 28, 2017

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

Facebook admits: governments exploited it to spread propaganda

By Charles | April 28, 2017

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 incomes down over the decades

By Charles | April 27, 2017

“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

Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom

By Charles | April 27, 2017

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

North Korea could smuggle nuke into USA in a bale of marijuana?

By Charles | April 27, 2017

“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?

WTF?

Formerly Imprisoned Journalist Barrett Brown Taken Back Into Custody Before PBS Interview

By Charles | April 27, 2017

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

Under Reported

The Benefits of Economic Expansions Are Increasingly Going to the Richest Americans

By Charles | April 27, 2017

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

What Should You Do in Case of Nuclear Attack? ‘Don’t Run. Get Inside’ – NBC News

By Charles | April 27, 2017

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

Donald Trump Is Right: Deficits Don’t Matter

By Charles | April 26, 2017

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

Portugal Basks In Post-Bailout Economic Revival : Parallels : NPR

By Charles | April 26, 2017

Portugal’s economy has rebounded dramatically since its European Union bailout in 2011. Wages are up and unemployment down. What’s surprising is that this happened only as austerity was canceled. It’s the fact … Continue reading Portugal Basks In Post-Bailout Economic Revival : Parallels : NPR