7 THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS

http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/seven-thought-experiments-thatll-make-you-question  APRIL 19, 2018 by SCOTTY HENDRICKS The Veil of Ignorance This experiment was devised by John Rawls in 1971 to explore notions of justice in his book A Theory of Justice. Suppose that you and a group of people had to decide on the principles that would establish a new society. However, none of you know … Continue reading 7 THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to sell you its excavated rock in ‘LEGO-like’ kits

http://bigthink.com/news/elon-musks-boring-company-plans-to-sell-excavated-rock-in-lego-like-kits March 27, 2018 by STEPHEN JOHNSON The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s venture that aims to solve traffic congestion with underground tunnels that would transport cars on “electric skates” at high speeds, excavates tons of rock in the process of digging tunnels. What’s the company to do with all that rock? Musk wants to hollow it … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to sell you its excavated rock in ‘LEGO-like’ kits

PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM

UNDER ROBERT GATES, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W. BUSH, THE PENTAGON DECIDED TO PAY THE NFL FOR PATRIOTIC SHOWS.   http://www.essence.com/news/nfl-ties-to-government There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the … Continue reading PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM

DEFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/610 This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5 to 17, and starts the de-funding process of public schools. The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) of 1965 which is the nation's educational law and provides equal opportunity in education. It is a … Continue reading DEFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Global Arms Sales Paint Chilling Picture of World at War

http://theantimedia.org/global-arms-sales-war/ February 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm Written by Darius Shahtahmasebi  Global sales of major arms systems have risen over the past five years to the highest volume since the end of the Cold War, according to the Stockholm International Peace Institute’s (SIPRI) annual report on arms sales. SIPRI, an international institute that researches “conflict, armaments, arms control and … Continue reading Global Arms Sales Paint Chilling Picture of World at War

THE HIDDEN CONTINENT UNDER NEW ZEALAND

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/scientists-say-they-ve-discovered-hidden-continent-under-new-zealand-n722796   Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia. This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and 94 percent submerged. But at its highest points, it protrudes above the ocean surface in the form of New Zealand … Continue reading THE HIDDEN CONTINENT UNDER NEW ZEALAND

CARCINOGENS IN FAST FOOD WRAPS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017 By Dave Andrews, Senior Scientist, and Bill Walker, Managing Editor Scientists from nonprofit research organizations including EWG, federal and state regulatory agencies and academic institutions[†] collaborated to test samples of sandwich and pastry wrappers, french fry bags, pizza boxes, and other paper and paperboard from 27 fast food chains and several local … Continue reading CARCINOGENS IN FAST FOOD WRAPS