There’s no way to make a living growing food in America, and the poverty and shame are driving some to suicide by Layton Ehmke Last week, The Guardian published a powerful feature about how farmers and ag workers are killing themselves at a rate five times that of the general population. As a farmer, none of this came as news to me. Not in the least. About a dozen years ago, when the population decline of my small farming community of Lane County, Kansas, was gaining momentum — we’re down to about 1,000 people now — my neighbors a few miles away were living through a particularly … Continue reading Why My Fellow Farmers Are Killing Themselves
by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times We are fast approaching the technological and political realization of George Orwell’s dystopian promise for humanity. In the classic work 1984, Orwell describes a tightly controlled future where technocratic elites have stamped out individualism with total information awareness and total surveillance from the home, to the office, to the street. “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But … Continue reading ORWELL’S DYSTOPIAN CCTV SURVEILLANCE STATE COMES TO LIFE IN CHINA – WHO’S NEXT?
by: Mike Adams (Natural News) It’s fairly obvious to most intelligent people that modern society is going insane. It’s especially true among today’s hyper-connected youth who seem to be truly deranged and mentally ill, hyperventilating over every issue imaginable such as “net neutrality” or the election of Donald Trump. The lunacy of modern society has never been more extreme, and many of us who observe all this are wondering is there a common cause behind the insanity? As it turns out, the mass poisoning of human brains with cellphone radiation has only been going on for a generation or so. It may be … Continue reading Cellphones driving modern humans to the brink of insanity? New science reveals young brains DERANGED by cellphone radiation exposure
image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Aylin Woodward on December 14, 2017 No More Equal Rights For Data In a 3-to-2 decision on December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules that regulate how internet service providers (ISPs) connect us to the world wide web. Termed “net neutrality,” these rules ensured that companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast couldn’t charge more for higher quality service or block certain websites. In short, they helped guarantee equality for all voices and prevented censorship. With net neutrality in place, ISPs had to treat all data — no matter what the … Continue reading Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here’s What The Experts Are Saying.
by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side.” ― Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Something wicked bubbles just beneath the surface of the collective conscience. Our society is rife with corruption, predation, perversion, over-consumption, violence, addiction and so much more. Somehow enough is never enough, as if the driving force behind human existence is pure want. This is not true, though, for we know that spiritually well beings are content beings, looking no further than the present moment’s blessings for satisfaction. We don’t have an inherent need for want. Want … Continue reading IN THE CULTURE OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
byVic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya In a recent talk with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, made some rather startling comments about the impact Facebook and social media are having on human culture. He acknowledged feeling ‘tremendous guilt’ about his involvement with Facebook, citing the fact that the technology is so widely used that it is actually affecting how human beings interact with one another, upending our entire cultural history of communication. When asked what ‘soul-searching’ … Continue reading ANOTHER FACEBOOK EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT ITS DISASTROUS EFFECT ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, arrives for his plea hearing at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse of December 1st, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Flynn with one count of making a false statement to the FBI. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WHY IS IT ILLEGAL TO LIE TO THE GOVERNMENT? President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pled guilty to a crime with a controversial history. by AUSTIN SARAT On December 1st, Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to the charge of lying to the Federal Bureau … Continue reading Why Is It Illegal To Lie To The Government? (When The Government Lies Constantly To You?)