While educational achievement has improved over the last 30 years, there hasn’t been much change in the number of American adults who are functionally illiterate by Eddie Kim For more than 40 years of his life, James Hall couldn’t decipher a restaurant menu by himself unless it had photos. He couldn’t navigate a bus schedule, choosing either to memorize the rhythms of its arrivals, or if he was somewhere unfamiliar, asking another person at the stop. He couldn’t read the details of a bank statement, use a computer to research a recipe or comprehend the front page of the newspaper … Continue reading The Lives of Illiterate Men
By Matt Patterson And so we have arrived, in the Brett Kavanaugh affair, the inevitable and ultimate apotheosis of #MeToo – the vilification of men qua men. Now, one accusation alone – no matter how unsubstantiated and uncorroborated – is enough to ruin a man’s reputation, nullify his accomplishments and erase his opportunities…for life. This is apparently the standard set, and accepted, by roughly half of the country as represented by the Democrat party. We have thus entered something new and dangerous. And in light of this new reality, new rules for men vis a vis the opposite sex are required. Here are some baseline suggestions: Don’t hire women. … Continue reading New Rules for Men
ADAM HALE The disorientation of coming home and buying toothpaste by RACHEL DONADIO Sometimes it begins with the toothpaste. Whenever I go back to the United States from Europe, where I’ve lived for more than half my adult life, I’ll often find myself in a jet-lagged fog at a huge American drugstore staring at the toothpaste aisle. Why? I ask myself, or anyone who’s around. Why are there so many kinds of toothpaste? Whitening, baking soda, clean mint, fresh mint, gel, paste, swirls of gel and paste, kids’ toothpastes, sensitive-teeth toothpaste. Why?It’s not that there isn’t a variety of toothpaste … Continue reading American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat
by Dylan Charles with Paul Davis Waking Times Talking about racism in America today is quite an uncomfortable thing for many people to do. Speaking for myself, I know that it’s impossible to understand the legacy of slavery and the effect it still has on our culture, but in order to truly heal from it, it needs to be brought out into the open. Racism as a word is widely overused and all too often used for the wrong reasons. It doesn’t mean just one thing, although it often connotes a certain image of bigotry and outright hate. More often than not, it … Continue reading THE FIVE LEVELS OF WHITE FOLKS FEELINGS ABOUT BLACK FOLKS IN AMERICA TODAY
The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha (liberation), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Photo: Getty Images by DEREK BERES Religious typology has never been accurate. The range by which one can claim to be Christian, for example, is much broader than one simple term can encompass. The same holds true for Judaism, Islam, Buddhism—not the umbrella term, per se, but the level of devotion. Religious Buddhists can be as fundamentalist as Evangelicals; they can also be secular and even atheistic. Instead of defining Americans in terms of stated religion, the Pew … Continue reading 7 new classifications of religious belief in America. Where do you fit?
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by: Mike Adams (Natural News) At least twelve operating nuclear reactors are in the predicted path of Hurricane Florence, which has been upgraded to a category 4 storm as it surges toward the U.S. East Coast. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which offers an interactive map of active nuclear reactors, two plants are vulnerable to both heavy rainfall and the expected storm surge which could bring a surge of up to 20 feet of ocean water pouring into coastal areas. Those two reactors, located NE of Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, are known as “Brunswick Steam Electric … Continue reading Fukushima in America? Twelve nuclear power plants are in the path of Hurricane Florence… flooding, storm surge threaten cooling operations
By Jeff Rense 8-26-18 Like most of us, I have watched hurricanes via aerial and satellite photos all my life. Huge, masses of moisture, wind and POWER spiraling counterclockwise (reverse in the Southern Hemisphere) and often doing enormous damage when these monsters make landfall. How big was Hurricane Lane? How large was the danger posed to the US Military on and around Oahu? It was SO large, there was a highest level US Navy alert and warning issued a couple days before Hurricane Lane was due to slam into Oahu… potentially causing hundreds of millions in damage to military installations … Continue reading Watch Hurricane Lane Be Destroyed By HAARP-Like EMF Just Before It Was To Hit US Military Bases On Oahu – Photos