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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Literally every elitist and his drunken uncle now publicly discuss the danger of another market crash. That's a rather stark reversal from a few years ago when recovery was a mainstream absolute, Bernanke was being called a hero, and fiat stimulus was the fountain of youth. How would they know that such an event is coming? They built the conditions by which a collapse is inevitable, and now they want to purify themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka and absolve their institutions of all future ugliness.


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

William D. Hartung, LobeLog: The numbers are astonishing. In President Obama's first five years in office, new agreements under the Pentagon's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program -- the largest channel for U.S. arms exports -- totaled over $169 billion. After adjusting for inflation, the volume of major deals concluded by the Obama administration in its first five years exceeds the amount approved by the Bush administration in its full eight years in office by nearly $30 billion. That also means that the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II. read more


This past year [whistleblower Alayne Fleishmann] watched as Holder's Justice Department struck a series of historic settlement deals with Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America. The root bargain in these deals was cash for secrecy. The banks paid big fines, without trials or even judges – only secret negotiations that typically ended with the public shown nothing but vague, quasi-official papers called "statements of facts," which were conveniently devoid of anything like actual facts.

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"I could be sued into bankruptcy," she says. "I could lose my license to practice law. I could lose everything. But if we don't start speaking up, then this really is all we're going to get: the biggest financial cover-up in history."


Thursday, March 26, 2015

A working group of the [World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer], based in Lyon, France, said after reviewing scientific literature it was classifying glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans."

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"There are a number of independent, published manuscripts that clearly indicate that glyphosate ... can promote cancer and tumor growth," said Dave Schubert, head of the cellular neurobiology laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. "It should be banned." read more


Thursday, March 19, 2015

According to [a href="http:// sunlightfoundation.com/blog/ 2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes- biggest-corporate-political- interests-spend-billions-get- trillions/">a recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation]. between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America's most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion (with a B) on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. What they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion (with a T) in federal business and support.


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Is America an Oligarchy?

here's a link to the referenced publication (PDF!)

"I urged him to bomb,":

It is one of the proud prerogatives of the Tax Wall Street Party to push out into the light the Wall Street and foundation-funded Democrats. The final blow to Hillary's clumsy façade comes directly from arch-neocon Robert Kagan. Kagan worked as a foreign policy advisor to Hillary along with his wife, Ukraine madwoman Victoria Nuland, during Hillary's term as Secretary of State. He claimed in the New York Times that his view of American foreign policy is best represented in the "mainstream" by the foreign policy of Hillary Clinton; a foreign policy he obviously manipulated or outright crafted. Kagan stated: "If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue…it's something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else." What further reason could any sane person need to refute Hillary? A vote for Hillary is a vote for the irrational return to war.

also, 'consciousness as a state of matter' by max tegmark.

the maths are above my paygrade, but the pdf is available at the link.

I was hoping for that question!

two authors come to mind presently, although there are probably others.

erich jantsch and his book on the self-organizing universe, and howard bloom in his book, "the god problem".

you may or may not be able to access the former (jantch's) book by following this link (reddit), since it's out of print and the amazon prices are astronomical, but i can't help you with the latter.

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