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Economy, global and local, politics, corporate actions and their effects on populations, micro and macro, propaganda, why the world is heading the way it is, how we got here and little bits in between. that what this is, a story thus far and hopefully a switch that turns on a light bulb. The Devil Wants You To Settle in Your Relationship. Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Noting that warnings of 'collapse' are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history. " Cases of severe civilisational disruption due to "precipitous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common. " The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists. Dunbar's number. Why humanity is fucked. Civilization isn't a disease or a common mental illness.

Why humanity is fucked

We're terrible at sustainability, sure, but how long has "sustainability" even been a word in that sense? "Hot Girls Wanted" - Netlfix Documentary on the Miami Adult Film Scene - Page 4. Quote: Originally Posted by AZwildcats.

"Hot Girls Wanted" - Netlfix Documentary on the Miami Adult Film Scene - Page 4

VIDEO: Watch Whale ‘Ask' Kayakers for Help. I feel like Delusion/Stupidity is a survival mechanism. The Order of the Good Death. Whether you have participated in the death positive movement for years, or are brand new to us, we wanted to offer you a way to boldly state your intentions and participation.

The Order of the Good Death

Join the Death Positive Movement Signing your name means you are a member of the Order of the Good Death, and an ally in the search for a better way of death. Commit your Inbox Whether you’ve committed to the movement or not, you can also subscribe to monthly updates from Caitlin Doughty and Order of the Good Death including death positive news, articles, events, videos and newsletter exclusives. The Order of the Good Death. Deep Politics Monitor: The Corporate State. Greenmail. Greenmail or greenmailing is the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to challenge a firm's management or leadership and even threaten a corporate takeover, thereby forcing the target firm to buy those shares back at a premium in order to suspend the potential takeover or to take other actions that remove equity from the greenmailer and return it to the target firm.

Greenmail

Tactic[edit] Corporate raids occasionally aim to generate large amounts of money by hostile takeovers of large, often undervalued or inefficient (i.e. non-profit-maximizing) companies, by either asset stripping and/or replacing management and employees. Some People Say I Had No Reason To Runaway From Home. Some People Say I Had No Reason To Runaway From Home You see, I was a constant runaway when I was a teenager.

Some People Say I Had No Reason To Runaway From Home.

And I wasn't your average runaway child, for some people would say that I had no reason to runaway from home. My stepmother wasn't the best, but still it's not like she beat me up. There were times that she would use mental abuse on me that may have caused me embarrassment & to feel shame, and the only time she used any physical abuse on me was when she took her cane & beaten me over the head with it, because she didn't want to except the true fact that I at13 years old was raped by her 26 year old son.

But that was the one & only time that she did that. FUCKING TOURIST_ - jolipunk. 'F*cking Tourist' Series Will Make You Think Twice About How You Travel. It probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise that tourists are amongst the most reviled subgroups of human beings.

'F*cking Tourist' Series Will Make You Think Twice About How You Travel

Butchering languages, crowding up local spots, snapping photos without permission and dropping a few offensive comments along the way, few tourists manage to explore a new locale without vexing many a local in the process. Photographer Nicolas Demeersman makes the universal aversion to tourism very, very clear in his photography series “Fucking Tourist.”

Social Rebirth - Together we can create a better world. Money Free Party (@moneyfreeparty) Origins of the police. The Five Points district of lower Manhattan, painted by George Catlin in 1827.

Origins of the police

New York’s first free Black settlement, Five Points was also a destination for Irish immigrants and a focal point for the stormy collective life of the new working class. Cops were invented to gain control over neighborhoods and populations like this. In England and the United States, the police were invented within the space of just a few decades — roughly from 1825 to 1855. Earth's Temperature Tracker : Feature Articles.

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Societal part III. Societal part II. Societal part IV. Gulf Oil Spill. The Trip Treatment. On an April Monday in 2010, Patrick Mettes, a fifty-four-year-old television news director being treated for a cancer of the bile ducts, read an article on the front page of the Times that would change his death.

The Trip Treatment

His diagnosis had come three years earlier, shortly after his wife, Lisa, noticed that the whites of his eyes had turned yellow. By 2010, the cancer had spread to Patrick’s lungs and he was buckling under the weight of a debilitating chemotherapy regimen and the growing fear that he might not survive. The article, headlined “Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning in Again,” mentioned clinical trials at several universities, including N.Y.U., in which psilocybin—the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms—was being administered to cancer patients in an effort to relieve their anxiety and “existential distress.” PahnkeIngersoll1969. The Meditteranian Sea has no Tides. Yet the Sea gets Deep & Shallow along with other Seas. Tides? Ocean currents flowing through the Strait of Gibraltar cause the level of the Mediterranean Sea to rise and fall.

The Meditteranian Sea has no Tides. Yet the Sea gets Deep & Shallow along with other Seas. Tides?

These currents are both tidal and non-tidal in origin. The ocean tide is caused by the gravitational forces of the Moon and Sun, and result in large tidal amplitudes in the Atlantic and relatively small ones in the Mediterranean. If the Mediterranean was a closed 'lake', then its tides would be very small indeed. However, tidal flows in and out of the Strait result in quite measurable tides over much of the western Mediterranean Sea thanks to the input of tidal energy from the Atlantic. Non-tidal flows through the Strait are caused by the weather (both air pressure and the action of the wind across the sea surface) and by differences between the densities of the adjacent Atlantic and Mediterranean.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) Early History of the U.S. Postal Service The United States Postal Service first began moving the mail on July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress named Benjamin Franklin as the nation's first Postmaster General. Masanobu Fukuoka - Greening The Desert. Masanobu Fukuoka is another of the major pioneers of sustainable agriculture who came to the 2nd International Permaculture Conference. We spoke with him a few days before the conference while he was visiting the Abundant Life Seed Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington. Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan… View the photos. On a recent trip to Afghanistan, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox drew fire for calling it "a broken 13th-century country. " How Bad Is The Comcast Acquisition Of TimeWarner For Society? US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government. DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS] Live Flu Vaccines Increase Infectious Bacteria Counts 100-Fold in. Cancer expert tells how treatment can be problem. Drought Sends Prices of Meat, Fish, Eggs Skyrocketing to All-Time Highs - weather.com Cracked: San Joaquin Valley Sinking Due to Drought. Prices for meat, poultry, fish and eggs across the nation shot up to all-time highs in May, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Taubman Scholar Dr. Max Wicha: Some cancer treatments increase cancer stem cells.

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Cancer drugs designed to curb the growth of blood vessels that feed tumors have been found to increase the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors in mice, according to a new study authored by Taubman Institute Senior Scholar Dr. Games of the generation: Brenna’s trend-tracking life-eaters. Swedish babies nap outside in freezing temperatures. » The secret of education Early Retirement Extreme. Can microorganisms develop a resistance to nano silver comparable to antibiotic resistance development?

Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting. Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications. Although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, overexposure to silver nano-particles can cause other potentially harmful organisms to rapidly adapt and flourish, a UNSW study reveals. 5 Powerful Psychological Triggers Your Doctor Uses to Vaccinate Your Child. » About me Early Retirement Extreme. Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It" by YES! online staff.

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TOKYO'S SEWERAGE: FROM NIGHT SOIL TO GLITZY HI-TECH, by MARISHA WOJCIECHOWSKA-SHIBUYA:  (MaximsNewsNetwork) Swedish start-up Sol Voltaics unviels nanomaterial to boost performance of solar modules as much as 25% World’s first diesel fuel cell generator. 16 Year-Old Develops Cleaner, More Efficient Method of Creating Biofuel. Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost £3,000 to Build Simondale Hobbit House - Gallery Page 9. A massive, "unprecedented escape" of genetically-modified crops into the wild. How Times Have Changed: Iran In The 60's And 70's (20 Pics) The 9 nastiest things in your supermarket. The Rain Deficit Continues … Will the U.S. be a desert in 50 years. Massive open online course. It's the Rheo Thing: Fantasy Images of the Great Garbage Patch.

The Next 'Great Garbage Patch' Growing in Great Lakes. Bangladesh Kicks Our Butt on Agriculture. After extensive mathematical modeling, scientist declares "Earth is F**ked" Murtagh is coming to Detroit! 8 Bugs You Don't Know You're Eating. Polis. White Paper: The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value.

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