7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don’t Want You to Know About

There’s no limit to corporations’ ability to draw profit while screwing over Americans. Tax-avoiding, consumer-exploiting big business leaders are largely responsible for these abuses. Congress just lets it happen. Corporate heads and members of Congress seem incapable of relating to the people that are being victimized, and the mainstream media seems to have lost the ability to express the views of lower-income Americans. 1. Corporations Profit from Food Stamps It’s odd to think about billion-dollar financial institutions objecting to cuts in the SNAP program, but some of them are administrators of the program, collecting fees from a benefit meant for … Continue reading 7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don’t Want You to Know About

Can Facebook Status Updates Indicate Psychopathy?

Anyone could certainly compose a valid argument that Facebook is a key indicator of narcissism, but it’s hard to say that liking the musical works of Phil Collins more than Huey Lewis and the News is genuinely indicative of psychopathy. Of course, for those who do not have a Facebook page, you can rest assured that you are just as likely to be psychopaths as well! VIA Daily Mail For most people, most of the time, Facebook is a bright and breezy place where they share holiday and baby photos and brag about great parties they’ve been to. But the … Continue reading Can Facebook Status Updates Indicate Psychopathy?

Fukushima Aftermath? 98 Percent Of The Pacific Ocean Floor Covered By Dead Sea Creatures

According to an absolutely shocking study that has just been released, one area of the Pacific Ocean floor was 98 percent covered by decomposing sea creatures in July 2012. But in March 2012, only 1 percent of that same section of the Pacific Ocean floor was covered by dead sea creatures. This study has been going on for 24 years, and the scientists that are running this study say that during “the past 2 years” they have seen “the biggest amounts of this detritus by far”. In other words, the scientists that are studying this section of the ocean floor … Continue reading Fukushima Aftermath? 98 Percent Of The Pacific Ocean Floor Covered By Dead Sea Creatures

Facebook saves everything you type – even if you don’t publish it

We spend a lot of time thinking about what to post on Facebook. Should you argue that political point your high school friend made? Do your friends really want to see yet another photo of your cat (or baby)? Most of us have, at one time or another, started writing something and then, probably wisely, changed our minds. Unfortunately, the code that powers Facebook still knows what you typed –even if you decide not to publish it. It turns out the things you explicitly choose not to share aren’t entirely private. Facebook calls these unposted thoughts “self-censorship“, and insights into … Continue reading Facebook saves everything you type – even if you don’t publish it

How Big Pharma Markets to and Profts from a ‘Can’t-Pay-Attention Nation’

A twenty-year marketing campaign has made highly powerful stimulants into household names… and they’re just getting started What came first: the disorder, the cure, or the marketing campaign to sell both? In the case of medicating a generation of children who were said to be “unusually hyperactive,” the answer to that question is addressed by an in-depth investigation by the New York Times on Monday showing that the meteoric rise of diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.)—a trend that spawned a pharmaceutical gold rush over the last twenty years—was, in fact, fueled by an industry-led marketing campaign that targeted … Continue reading How Big Pharma Markets to and Profts from a ‘Can’t-Pay-Attention Nation’

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters accused of antisemitism after comparing Israeli government to Nazis

The former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has sparked a furious international disagreement by comparing the Israeli government to the Nazis. The 70-year-old musician faces accusations of antisemitism after he said Israel’s “oppression” of the Palestinian people was akin to the Holocaust. Speaking last week to the online US magazine Counter Punch, Waters said: “The parallels with what went on in the 1930s in Germany are so crushingly obvious. “There were many people that pretended that the oppression of the Jews was not going on. From 1933 until 1946. So this is not a new scenario. Except that this time … Continue reading Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters accused of antisemitism after comparing Israeli government to Nazis

Speculations on a Probable Future Destruction of the Internet

The Internet has become the Archimedean point in our daily life. Almost nothing gets done without it nowadays. The more we rely on it, the more it seems impossible to live without it. It is undoubtedly the most reliable machine Man has ever made. However, could this blind dependence of ours in itself be a threat to mankind? Are we investing too much in this new medium that we are risking to lose too much if we ever were to live without it? Why is the Internet so successful? How does it invade all aspects of life? The Internet, as … Continue reading Speculations on a Probable Future Destruction of the Internet

The Post-GMO Economy

One mainstream farmer is returning to conventional seed — and he’s not alone As an invulnerable tween, Chris Huegerich, the child of a prosperous farming family, wiped out on his motorcycle in tiny Breda, Iowa. Forty years on, folks still call Huegerich “Crash.” And though he eventually went down a conventional path (married, divorced) and bought out his parents’ farm, Huegerich has recently reverted to his daredevil ways — at least when it comes to choosing what kind of corn to plant. It’s late November, and Huegerich’s 2,800 acres in central Iowa have been neatly shorn to sepia-and-umber stubble. His … Continue reading The Post-GMO Economy

Bottled Water Containing Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Fumarate and 24,000+ Other Chemicals

December 14th, 2013 Via: Natural Society: Several companies have stopped using BPA in plastic production due to consumer outrage, but just because a plastic container says it is “BPA Free” doesn’t mean it’s free of potentially harmful chemicals. As a matter of fact, recent research out of Germany indicates there are more than 24,000 of such chemicals in any given bottle of water—with some of them causing serious hormone-disrupting effects. According to the story from Goethe University Frankfort, the researchers tested 18 different bottled water products in an effort to look for endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs. They found far … Continue reading Bottled Water Containing Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Fumarate and 24,000+ Other Chemicals

China’s just sent a rocket to the moon and is an economic superpower. So, Mr Cameron… why ARE we still giving them £27MILLION in aid?

.Revelation comes days after China successfully landed probe on the moon .Two weeks ago David Cameron went to Beijing seeking Chinese investment .Critics called on International Development Secretary Justine Greening to explain why UK aid is going to China and 14 other nations judged ineligible .The aid to China is enough to pay for 1,000 nurses Britain is still giving China millions of pounds in aid even though the Communist superpower is so wealthy it has just sent a rocket to the moon. Official figures seen by the Daily Mail reveal that Britain gave Beijing £27.4million last year – making … Continue reading China’s just sent a rocket to the moon and is an economic superpower. So, Mr Cameron… why ARE we still giving them £27MILLION in aid?