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Fm3-05-130. This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege. This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege Toby Morris describes himself as “an Auckland-based illustrator, art director, comic artist and recently the author of Don't Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father.”

This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege

His recent comic, The Pencilsword's “On a Plate” illustrates the concept of privilege, and delivers the truth with a punchline that literally hits you in the gut. He places two individuals side by side, showing how financial security and benefits, or the lack of it, affects them even if they come from households that love and support them, leading to two completely different outcomes. Source: Thewireless. Aerotropolis alert! Airport mega-projects driving environmental destruction worldwide. The aerotropolis is a disastrous model of development.

Aerotropolis alert! Airport mega-projects driving environmental destruction worldwide

Those working for social, economic and environmental justice must unite in opposing the fast-tracked planning and construction that is taking place around the world. All over the world, major developments called an 'aerotropolis', or airport city, are being constructed, planned and announced. An aerotropolis is an airport-centric development. Inverting the traditional model of airport development, the airport is not built to serve a city. A city is built around an airport. Draft Manifesto for a Social Materialist Psychology of Distress. What follows is aimed in part, but not exclusively, at people in the Psy professions who seldom have any other vocabulary in which to talk about these issues outside of psychiatry on the one hand, and talking therapy on the other.

Draft Manifesto for a Social Materialist Psychology of Distress

The article marshals a wide range of theory and research on the kinds of misery that get treated by mental health professionals. Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers. Continue reading the main story Video This is the first episode in a Bits video series, called Robotica, examining how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily lives.

Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers

Heat Ray Device, Rejected by Military, to be Tested on Los Angeles County Jail Prisoners. By Mike Brodheim In August 2010, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced plans to deploy a high-tech heat ray device, originally developed by Raytheon Company for use by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, as a tool to respond to prisoner unrest at the Pitchess Detention Center’s North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, California.

Heat Ray Device, Rejected by Military, to be Tested on Los Angeles County Jail Prisoners

Shocking Declaration By Obama And World Leaders: Your Bank Account Isn't Yours. Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors. The thing that Margo Gontar found easiest to deal with were the dead children.

Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors

They were all over her computer screens – on news sites and social media – next to headlines that blamed the deaths on Ukrainian fascist gangs trained by Nato. It was early 2014, Crimea had just been taken over by soldiers who seemed Russian and sounded Russian but who were wearing no national insignia, and who Vladimir Putin, with a little grin, had just told the whole world were not Russian at all. Now eastern Ukraine was being taken over by separatists. Gontar was trying to fight back. She could usually locate the original images of the dead with a simple Google search.

Jason King (TV series) Jason King is a British television series screened in the United Kingdom during 1971 and 1972 which was produced by ITC Entertainment Each episode was one hour in duration (including commercial breaks), and the series had a single season of 26 episodes.

Jason King (TV series)

As well as its native UK, the series was shown internationally. The series has been released on DVD in Australia, the United States and Germany as well as its native UK.. New memories implanted in mice while they sleep - life - 09 March 2015. Sleeping minds: prepare to be hacked.

New memories implanted in mice while they sleep - life - 09 March 2015

For the first time, conscious memories have been implanted into the minds of mice while they sleep. The same technique could one day be used to alter memories in people who have undergone traumatic events. When we sleep, our brain replays the day's activities. The pattern of brain activity exhibited by mice when they explore a new area during the day, for example, will reappear, speeded up, while the animal sleeps. Yemen’s collapse is a taste of things to come. Yemen is on the brink of civil war.

Yemen’s collapse is a taste of things to come

The collapse of the US-backed government in the 2,500-year-old capital city, Sanaa, and the takeover by Shiite Houthi rebels from the north, has left the country in turmoil, amidst the threat of yet another regional conflagration along sectarian lines. Britain, the United States and France have already closed down their embassies, but less clear is how they can respond to a crisis that looks ready to spiral out of control. A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say.

NASA scientists studied past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk.

A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say

According to NASA's study, "droughts in the U.S. Increase In Arctic Solar Absorption Measured. 19.12.2014 10:42 Age: 24 days Click to enlarge. Sea ice fraction change. The Arctic Ocean is absorbing more of the sun's energy in recent years as white, reflective sea ice melts and darker ocean waters are exposed. The increased darker surface area during the Arctic summer is responsible for a 5 percent increase in absorbed solar radiation since 2000. Courtesy: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio/Lori Perkins Click to enlarge.

From NASA NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 – a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during the same period. While sea ice is mostly white and reflects the sun’s rays, ocean water is dark and absorbs the sun’s energy at a higher rate. Since the year 2000, the rate of absorbed solar radiation in the Arctic in June, July and August has increased by five percent, said Norman Loeb, of NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. Money as a social construct and public good. In a new book, Ann Pettifor explores money and monetary systems, subjects which have been neglected for far too long by the academic profession. As long as we remain ignorant of how monetary systems operate, for so long will the public good that is money be captured to serve only the interests of the tiny, greedy minority in possession of private wealth. Everyone, except an economist, knows what ‘money’ means, and even an economist can describe it in the course of a chapter or so… - A.H.

Quiggin Right now many of us are transfixed by a new kind of digital money that seems to escape the control of central bankers: Bitcoin and its new market challenger, Litecoin. Charlie Brooker's Wipe 2014 - Adam Curtis. Look at these Creepy Forsaken Places, It Can Send Chills Up Your Spine. These fantastic maps showed us different worlds in 2014. Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity. Dystopian narratives have long been an alluring and thought-provoking form of entertainment, especially for those who take an interest in studying social and political structures. From classics like Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World to the current hit, The Hunger Games, these stories play on our fears while simultaneously serving as warning signs for the future. Their attractiveness within American society is not surprising. Our lives are driven by fear. Fear leads us to spend and consume; fear leads us to withdraw from our communities; and fear leads us to apathy regarding our own social and political processes.

8 Reasons Why Rome Fell — HISTORY Lists. The most straightforward theory for Western Rome’s collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces. Preparing for the apocalypse: I will survive. 6 links that will show you what Google knows about you — Productivity in the Cloud. New Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions  The End of History’s Greatest Fraud. Powerful, highly stealthy Linux trojan may have infected victims for years. Blogs - Adam Curtis - THE VEGETABLES OF TRUTH.