Category Archive: Quotes and Links

Sep 24 2016

How the era of endless wars began | SocialistWorker.org

THE OPENING weekend of NFL games began last Sunday with an announcement from President Barack Obama beamed in to stadium jumbotrons across the country: [O]n this day, 15 years ago, the world was shaken. Towers crumbled, thousands of our fellow Americans lost their lives, our nation and the whole world mourned as one. Yet as …

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Sep 24 2016

ZCommunications » Is Human Rights Watch Too Closely Aligned With U.S. Foreign Policy?

HRW has repeatedly and summarily dismissed or ignored sincere and thoroughly documented criticisms of its conflicts of interest. These include letters from Nobel laureates, former high-raking UN officials, and scholars asking HRW to “bar those who have crafted or executed U.S. foreign policy from serving as HRW staff, advisors or board members,” or even to …

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Sep 24 2016

Native American High School Student’s Grade Lowered for Not Standing for Pledge

One high school teacher in Lower Lake, California lowered the grades of two students who refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance, CBS SF Bay Area reports. One of the students, Leilani Thomas, is Native American. She says she won’t say the pledge “because of the history that happened here. On my land. My …

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Sep 24 2016

Libyans Who Once Opposed Gaddafi Now Regret US-Led Regime Change

Libyans Who Once Opposed Gaddafi Now Regret US-Led Regime Change

Sep 22 2016

Any Third Party Vote is a Vote for Hillary Clinton

Well, so far Mr. Trump has only been stupid talk. Exactamundo! Only ridiculous chatter. You know whatever he says is meaningless. You also know that he knows he’s bullshitting. It’s a game to him. On the other hand Clinton2 pretends it isn’t a game. He lies and winks. She lies and pretends it’s the Lord’s …

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Sep 21 2016

Cut-throat academia leads to ‘natural selection of bad science’, claims study | Science | The Guardian

Getting stuff right is normally regarded as science’s central aim. But a new analysis has raised the existential spectre that universities, laboratory chiefs and academic journals are contributing to the “natural selection of bad science”. To thrive in the cut-throat world of academia, scientists are incentivised to publish surprising findings frequently, the study suggests – …

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Sep 21 2016

The Ugly Truth Behind Apple’s iPhones – Truthdig

http://m.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/the_ugly_truth_behind_apples_iphones_20160920

Sep 19 2016

5 Deeply Evil Corporations That Transcend Everyday Badness

Organizations like Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, and the Breast Cancer Society run their supposed goodwill organizations like personal bank accounts, using the majority of their proceeds to pay professional fundraisers, who rake in the money and, in turn, get more of that money. They spend almost all …

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Sep 19 2016

Cutting the Cords of Empire: the Spectacle of US Elections

It’s almost time for our quadrennial political distraction, masquerading as the US presidential election. As opposed to previous elections, this one feels quite different. Even with Obama/Romney in 2012, important, basic economic issues were discussed, health care reform was questioned, and foreign policy was given its due. However, this time, the spectacle of the personalities …

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Sep 17 2016

Why The iPhone 7 Sucks (For Everyone Except Apple)

Microsoft users have long complained that the company hasn’t innovated software — they just innovate ways to squeeze money out of it. It now appears that Apple has stopped innovating devices and is instead innovating ways to extract money from its loyal users. They both get away with this because switching to another OS (including …

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