May 2015

Einstein and Hitler, the hero and the villain of world history

Nearly 7,000 students across the world evaluate 40 figures and historical events

Climate change debate fueled by 'echo chambers,' new study finds


Free Market Guru praises Vietnam and Nike on CSPAN: I almost reached for my blood pressure pills!

Okay, let's review something here: Vietnam shoots labor organizers when it's not locking 'em up for five to six years for trying to form unions, especially Nike employees. But John Tamny on CSPAN finds no problem with the Swoosh shoe n' shirt maker off-shoring jobs and in-shoring profits made from Vietnam. Talk about the perfect contrast from Bernie's announcement alongside Lake Champlain today.

“Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India” heaviest toll on the poor.

This Question Stumps Republicans

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN)

It's a simple question, but one that stops Republican presidential hopefuls in their tracks..


CNN posed the question to several White House contenders gathered here recently at the Freedom Summit, a daylong conference with conservative activists ahead of next year's primary in this crucial early-primary state.

"Obviously the greatest president of my lifetime is Ronald Reagan," said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

purists and ideologs: grow up!

so many who post here seem to believe in a perfectable society, that one system will "cure" another. stop it!; learn to think!

simplists like ayn rand, noam chomsky, charles murray, dennis kucinich are just snipers, with little positive to offer. "rugged individualists" are mostly brainwashed macho sheep.

every system relies on fallible humans to run it, so forget heaven on earth, believers;

learn to think critically or you're just a clueless, noisy malcontent.

The Dresser/Bush/Halliburton Connection

This photo with Prescott, George H W and W Bush shows the deep involvement of the Bush family with Dresser Industries and consequently with Cheney and the Halliburton connection and possibly even 911.

Convince Senator Sanders to change the name of the FTT

Senator Sanders introduced the financial transactions tax (FTT) yesterday. The name will handicap the bill from the start. Dr.

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Who Will Stop World War III?

Thom plus logo Back in 2001, after 9/11, Congress gave the president the authority to basically wage war anywhere in the world where there were governments affiliated with Al Qaeda, the radical Sunni Muslim group that came out of the Saudi Wahhabist movement. Iran is Shia Muslim, essentially the sworn enemies of the Sunnis.