Category Archives: News

Oil production curb

A deal among oil-producing countries to curb production and balance an oversupplied market will achieve its objective in the first quarter of next year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said, after prices tumbled on news of a build-up in U.S. … Continue reading

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Violence Policy Center

A new report from Violence Policy Center shoots even more holes in the argument that a well-armed society is a safer society. The report finds that less than 3 percent of gun-related homicides are committed in self-defense. The gun lobby … Continue reading

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The credit card data breaches of 2014-so far

On September 8th, Home Depot confirmed that any customer who shopped in a U.S. or Canada store from April 2014 forward was impacted by a credit card data breach. On August 20, shipping company UPS discovered malware that could potentially expose … Continue reading

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Global military spending

The presentation Monday at the United Nations North Lawn building presented statistics gathered by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) about spending on armaments and militarism. The report declared that in 2013 over 1,747 billion dollars were spent on … Continue reading

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U.S. Poverty: By the Numbers

U.S. poverty (less than $17,916 for a family of three): 46.2 million people, 15.1 percent. Children in poverty: 16.1 million, 22 percent of all children, including 39 percent of African-American children and 34 percent of Latino children. Poorest age group … Continue reading

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Global weather patterns map

A supercomputer-powered Web site project sporting the humble name “earth” is a fascinating look at global weather patterns. It comes from software developer Cameron Beccario and it will suck you into a world full of weather-induced curves and swirls viewable … Continue reading

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Ten Myths About Psychotropic Drugs

Dr. Peter Gotzsche has created a controversy and sparked criticism over what he sees as a damaging over-prescription of drugs by psychiatrists. Gotzsche recently compiled a list of ten common myths held not only by the general public, but also … Continue reading

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Charts Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Since the Depression

Officially, the Great Recession of 2007 ended in June 2009. Yet the economic downturn remains in full effect for millions of Americans, particularly the nearly 40 percent of the unemployed who have been looking for work for six months or … Continue reading

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More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder

REDLANDS, CA–Nicholas and Beverly Serna’s daughter Caitlin was only four years old, but they already knew there was a problem. More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder Day after day, upon arriving home from preschool, Caitlin would retreat … Continue reading

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SUNNÚ

SUNNÚ means maize in the Rarámuri language and is also the name of a documentary, which addresses the destruction of rural life in Mexico and how its demise is related to the monopolization of the food industry. The goal of … Continue reading

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