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Home | Common Dreams Forget the Polar Vortex. Australia is very hot. Australia is so hot its meteorologists issued a special statement documenting the "highly significant" heat wave and had to add torrid new colors to its weather maps. It's so hot a new website, Scorcher, has begun tracking the unprecedented 122-degree-and-counting temperatures. And over 100 "catastrophic" wildfires are raging, many out of control, having already hit a nuclear research facility, and 100,000 bats have fallen dead from the sky, and parrots, kangaroos and other wildlife are collapsing, and you are not advised to try to use your iPad or other electronics, which will likely die. Home | Common Dreams
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Alan Greenspan’s Perpetual Motion Machine I formally propose that Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, be considered for the Nobel Prize. Not for the prize in economics, a field in which Mr. Greenspan has shown a very limited grasp, but for the prize in physics. His remarkable accomplishment is related to the invention of the world’s first perpetual motion machine. Many physicists (and a few economists) claim that a perpetual motion machine is impossible, but Mr. Alan Greenspan’s Perpetual Motion Machine
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Rise of Neoliberal and Undemocratic Europe What is the continuity you see between the moment of Maastricht through the Lisbon Agenda and the Lisbon Treaty, to the Six Pack and now this new Fiscal Treaty? The Maastricht Treaty was a treaty that presented two completely arbitrary figures: 3 percent budget deficit with regard to the GNP and 60 percent for the debt. Why not 4 per cent or 2 per cent? Why not 55 or 65 per cent? Nobody knows. Rise of Neoliberal and Undemocratic Europe
Susan George Susan George: How to win the Class War November 2013 The Transnational Institute is proud to present Susan George's compelling satirical 'guide for corporate leaders': How to win the Class War – The Lugano Report II Debt, austerity, devastation July 2013 Susan George
Naomi Klein Naomi Klein Dear Joe, Congratulations on your hasty and unnecessary hatchet job on a book I haven't even finished yet, based on an edited interview about one-tenth of its content. A book of which you haven't read a single word. Disagree with the interview I gave, fine.
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