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Time to Ditch Our Profit-Hungry Corporate Economy: Here's What the Future Could Look Like Instead

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Paddle8. Gold Leaf Painting. Gage Opdenbrouw - Paintings and Drawings. Sean Gage Painter and Artist. A vital (and unlearned) lesson from Julius Caesar - Glenn Greenwald. In 63 B.C., Julius Caesar delivered a speech to the Roman Senate in which he conveyed a crucial point, one highly relevant to many of our current controversies.

A vital (and unlearned) lesson from Julius Caesar - Glenn Greenwald

A conspiracy of prominent Roman citizens, led by the patrician Catiline, had been caught attempting to foment a massive civil war in order to overthrow the Roman government. Their crimes were widely reviled — it was pure treason — and, due to multiple confessions, their guilt beyond dispute. Common citizens were demanding their deaths. New Battery Cage Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Hen Bill. 'America's Great Debate' Saved Union From War. The Civil War remains the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history and the defining crisis of the nation.

'America's Great Debate' Saved Union From War

But it might easily have started 12 years earlier. In 1850, California's application to join the Union threatened to unhinge the delicate balance of pro- and anti-slavery forces. The flood of European immigration had shifted power in the House of Representatives decisively to the North. Another free state would tilt the U.S. Senate. The issue went beyond California to the status of all the other territories conquered in the war with Mexico and to the shape of a nation many believed would inevitably absorb Canada, the Caribbean and maybe Central America, as well. Arizona’s immigration law at the Supreme Court: Lessons for S.B. 1070 via the Case of the 22 Lewd Chinese Women.

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Arizona’s immigration law at the Supreme Court: Lessons for S.B. 1070 via the Case of the 22 Lewd Chinese Women

When Arizona’s notorious immigration law passed two years ago—seemingly out of nowhere—supporters said the measure would merely “mirror” and “assist” federal immigration enforcement. S.B. 1070, which comes before the U. S. Supreme Court this week, in fact contained harsh new criminal penalties against immigrants in an effort to achieve “attrition through enforcement,” as the state of Arizona puts it. Is Our Economy Too Complicated for Our 18th Century Political System? Near death, explained - Neuroscience. In 1991, Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Pam Reynolds felt extremely dizzy, lost her ability to speak, and had difficulty moving her body.

Near death, explained - Neuroscience

A CAT scan showed that she had a giant artery aneurysm—a grossly swollen blood vessel in the wall of her basilar artery, close to the brain stem. If it burst, which could happen at any moment, it would kill her. But the standard surgery to drain and repair it might kill her too. With no other options, Pam turned to a last, desperate measure offered by neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Funny-pictures-banned-hollywood-23.jpg (JPEG Image, 620 × 465 pixels) Big_27bee0ef05149a788cf7484c5508a59d1b747a2e.jpg (JPEG Image, 1680 × 1050 pixels) - Scaled (55%)

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EVELYN by Goldmund - studying playlist

Timelines: Time travel in popular film and tv. Where The Trees Are. 2012: The End Of The World? Credits — Design & concept: David McCandless Skeptical Sources: Wikipedia, Associated Press, Astronomical Answers: University of Utrecht, The New York Times, John Hoopes on Tribe.Net, Skeptical Inquirer, GSA Bulletin, NASA, Nature Believer sources: Timewave Zero, 2012: Dire Gnosis,, 2012:TheBook,, Institute For Human Continuity (fake website for 2012 film).

2012: The End Of The World?

. Squashed Philosophers Abridged Editions - Plato - The Republic. Spirit Quotes Spirit Sayings, Spirit Quotes of Spiritual Teachers. - Pondering the Big Questions. Kalama Sutta.

An Essay by Einstein. "How strange is the lot of us mortals!

An Essay by Einstein

Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving... "I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein. [Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my web page.

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

"Seven Blunders of the World" by Mahatma Gandhi. 40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist.

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