Planet of the Humans: the Limits to Growth

https://youtu.be/Zk11vI-7czE edited by O Society April 30, 2020 We lost the battle to stop climate change on planet Earth because we chose to follow leaders who take us down the wrong roads. Like everything else in American politics, the "green" movement is sold out to the wealthy interests of corporations. In the midst of our … Continue reading Planet of the Humans: the Limits to Growth

Unplug from the American Golden Dollar Dream

https://youtu.be/paUgY6SGlgY Max Blumenthal interviews Michael Hudson edited by O Society April 30, 2020 MAX BLUMENTHAL: I think it’s a good transition point to talk about another kind of scam you’ve identified. There’s a really hilarious aside in the second preface to your book Super Imperialism (PDF) where Herman Kahn, who is, I think a founder of … Continue reading Unplug from the American Golden Dollar Dream

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

by Josh Margolin and James Meek edited by O Society April 26, 2020 As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on the secret … Continue reading Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

Stoic in the Time of a Pandemic: How Marcus Aurelius Can Help

An emperor died in a plague later named for him. His Meditations (PDF) show us a way to face fear, pain, anxiety, loss, and death today. by Donald Robertson edited by O Society April 25, 2020 Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is the last famous Stoic philosopher of antiquity. During the last 14 years of his life, … Continue reading Stoic in the Time of a Pandemic: How Marcus Aurelius Can Help

1 Out of 1 Experts Agree: TidePods Cures Coronavirus

Trump Administration was Warned Before His Inauguration of Flu-like Epidemic Coming edited by O Society April 25, 2020 NYC Poison Control Calls for Bleach, Lysol Double After Trump Recommends Taking Disinfectant "Donald Trump suggests injecting disinfectant is one way to combat COVID-19," the city said Saturday. https://youtu.be/0y5rmmmxN_4 In the 18 hours after the president's suggestion … Continue reading 1 Out of 1 Experts Agree: TidePods Cures Coronavirus

Classical Daoism: Amoral Ethos

by Scott Barnwell edited by O Society April 23, 2020 Like other early Chinese thinkers (and people all over the world), most of the authors of the early texts later labelled Daoist appear to have valued a long, flourishing life in either a peaceful and well-ordered[1] society, or an individualistic – perhaps reclusive – life, disengaged from … Continue reading Classical Daoism: Amoral Ethos

Doubt is essential for scientists – Yet for politicians, it’s a sign of weakness

People are searching for certainty about coronavirus. This is the opposite of what leads to scientific breakthroughs by Jim Al-Khalili edited by O Society April 22, 2020 As a regular social media user, I choose the people and organisations I follow online carefully. And therein lies my problem. On social media, we are more likely to … Continue reading Doubt is essential for scientists – Yet for politicians, it’s a sign of weakness

Why do you believe what you do? Run some diagnostics on it

by Miriam Schoenfield edited by O Society April 22, 2020 Beliefs that play a fundamental role in our worldview are largely the result of the communities in which we’ve been immersed. Religious parents tend to beget religious children, liberal educational institutions tend to produce liberal graduates, blue states stay mostly blue, and red ones stay mostly … Continue reading Why do you believe what you do? Run some diagnostics on it

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed the fictional Chinese lab made coronavirus story (Part IV)

A fictional story about Covid-19 escaping from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller. Part of a series on the Origin of Coronavirus: Francis Collins: On the Origins of Coronavirus How Do You Know COVID-19 Was Not* Made … Continue reading How a Trump media dump mainstreamed the fictional Chinese lab made coronavirus story (Part IV)

Tyler Durden/ ZeroHedge is banned from Twitter for spreading Wuhan coronavirus misinformation. It’s not the first time (Part III)

Fight Club's Author: "I coined 'snowflake' Zero Hedge, a financial blog that rose to popularity in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, was permanently suspended from Twitter for what the platform deemed as spreading misinformation over the Wuhan coronavirus. by Ellen Cranley edited by O Society April 20, 2020 The financial blog Zero Hedge was … Continue reading Tyler Durden/ ZeroHedge is banned from Twitter for spreading Wuhan coronavirus misinformation. It’s not the first time (Part III)