Five Studies: The Psychology of the Ultra-Rich, According to the Research

Does this job-creator need psychiatric help? (Photo: katalinks/Shutterstock) Bernie Sanders says that billionaires have “psychiatric issues.” He’s not entirely incorrect. by LIVIA GERSHON “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life … Continue reading Five Studies: The Psychology of the Ultra-Rich, According to the Research

Beyond Cecil the Lion: The Grisly and Unethical World of Wildlife Killing Contests

Every year across the United States, thousands of animals are killed in state-sanctioned gun-fests. By Reynard Loki Across America, wildlife-killing contests (WKCs) — multi-day gun events that often award prizes to the person who kills the most — are increasing in number and scope. More than 250 WKCs happened last year alone. The events are legal in every state except California, which became the first state to ban wildlife-killing contests in December. The most targeted species is the coyote, but WKCs target a wide range of species: Wolves, bobcats, badgers, foxes, skunks, prairie dogs and birds are all in the … Continue reading Beyond Cecil the Lion: The Grisly and Unethical World of Wildlife Killing Contests

10 Nordic Principles for a Hyperconnected Planet

by Marcie Gainer The Nordic think tank, Demos Helsinki, has created 10 principles for the so-called “Internet of Things.” Here are the first three: Planet Earth is becoming hyperconnected. This transformation is called the Internet of Things, Connected Devices, Programmable World, and many other names. As a result, we are at a major crossroad. What are the conditions under which this change becomes the guiding development of our time? How can we support positive change and use technology to create a better world? Demos Helsinki has identified 10 principles to guide development towards a hyperconnected, sustainable planet. Our claim is … Continue reading 10 Nordic Principles for a Hyperconnected Planet

Official Science: The Grand Illusion or all Robots

by Jon Rappoport, Guest, Waking Times “Government science exists because it is a fine weapon to use, in order to force an agenda of control over the population. We aren’t talking about knowledge here. Knowledge is irrelevant. What counts is: ‘How can we fabricate something that looks like the truth?’ I keep pointing this out: we’re dealing with reality builders. In this case, they make their roads and fences out of data, and they massage and invent the data out of thin air to suit their purposes. After all, they also invent money out of thin air.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) (To … Continue reading Official Science: The Grand Illusion or all Robots

ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN: PROXY WAR AGAINST IRAN AND CHINA

SOURCE: ERIC DRAITSER – NEO The nature of the war in Afghanistan has shifted dramatically in recent months. While the US and NATO continue to be actively involved in the country – their strategic objectives having changed very little since the Bush administration launched the war nearly a decade and a half ago – the complexion of the battlefield, and the parties actively engaged in the war, has changed significantly. The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan, along with the impending withdrawal of US-NATO troops from the country, has driven the Taliban into a marriage of convenience, if not an outright alliance, with … Continue reading ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN: PROXY WAR AGAINST IRAN AND CHINA