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The Alternative to Donald Trump

Everyone from the Pope to the Republican Party Establishment has shown opposition to Donald Trump being the next president of the United States. Those who oppose him, warn about his bigotry, racism, xenophobia and discriminatory statements against minorities, women and Hispanic people, among others. All of those accusations are false. Anyone with a half of an open mind would understand it. If you are interested in knowing what Trump ...Read full article...

Pope Francis Approves Western Darling Mother Teresa for Sainthood

Beatified in 2003 as “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,” she was unjustifiably called “saint of the gutters” for allegedly helping the poorest of the poor. Awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for “humanitarian work” and “spiritual inspiration,” her legacy is notably unsaintly. Instead of caring for the sick and needy, she hobnobbed with the world’s rich, famous and infamous, accepting large donations from dubious sources, including convicted savings & ...Read full article...

Monstrous Credit Card Debt, the Assault on Privacy, and Fake Food

This week on Survival Saturday, learn about how astronomical consumer credit card debt is providing Americans with the deadly illusion of prosperity, get proof that the average diet is more akin to Soylent Green than actual food, and hear about the government’s latest volley in their determined assault on privacy- it’s for your own good, you know. Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and recommended reading material for folks ...Read full article...

Sexual abuse Pandemic in the Catholic Church: 6000 cases in 10 years

Thousands of cases of sexual abuse are a bleeding open wound in the Catholic Church. In fact, it is considered the greatest scourge in decades, as the Vatican refused to act forcefully for many years. Complaints against priests and religious leaders have not ceased since the scandal of sexual abuse came to light in the diocese of Boston in 2001, as it was well illustrated in the Oscar-winning film ...Read full article...

Global Food Waste: The Numbers Behind The Problem

If the amount of food wasted around the world were reduced by 25%, there would be enough food to feed everyone who is malnourished. Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food, or about a third of what is produced is wasted in one way or another. Almost half of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat ...Read full article...

Should smokers, alcoholics and the obese have access to free healthcare?

In our latest opinion poll we ask our readers if they support free access to healthcare for people who smoke, drink excessively or are obese. There are many caveats to this question more than a simple answer YES or NO, which is why one of the options in the poll is IT DEPENDS. Supporters of free healthcare, including the three groups cited above explain that they would support such ...Read full article...

Dirty Business As Usual Sweeps Super Tuesday

Results were known before polls opened Tuesday morning. The same holds throughout the farcical political season – a meaningless pre-scripted exercise in theater, substance entirely excluded. Media hoopla conceals a process too corrupted to fix. Democracy in America is a four-letter word – a rigged Big Money controlled duopoly power system. Voters have no say whatever. Dirty business as usual wins every time. Green Party presidential aspirant Dr. Jill ...Read full article...

12 Reasons to Drink at least 2.5 Litres of Water a Day

You have heard it from everyone: Drinking water is key in maintaining good health. Planet Earth is approximately 70% water and so is the human body. Could this be a coincidence? Of course not. Since almost everyone agrees that drinking water is an absolute necessity to remain healthy, let me highlight the obvious. In order for water to have the positive effects we all have heard about, it needs ...Read full article...

Instead of Providing “Safe Spaces” This University Teaches Survival Skills

Once upon a time, the goal of higher education was to prepare kids for life, but in past decades they’ve gotten further and further from that path. Now, in an era of crybabies and safe spaces, one university teaches survival skills and is completely bucking the status quo. Frostburg State University has a freshman-level interdisciplinary course called Doomsday Preppers and Surviving the Unexpected Emergency, playing off the popularity of the National Geographic ...Read full article...

Human Rights in Global Decline

Torture, bad treatment and other war crimes are part of the abuses committed by governments against people. Structures to safeguard human rights that the international community has built over the last 70 years are endangered by the unwillingness of governments to protect them, alerts Amnesty International (AI) in its annual report in London. The humanitarian organization estimates that last year there were 122 countries that practiced torture or mistreatment, ...Read full article...

Washington asks Russia not to bomb Troops Operating in Northern Syria

Washington has requested Moscow not to bomb areas of Northern Syria where US Special Forces are being deployed. These areas are under the jurisdiction of  so-called “moderate opposition” rebels who are supported by the US and its allies. The areas in question pertain to pockets of Northern Syria in which various US-NATO supported jihadist groups including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Nusrah are fighting Syrian government forces (SAA) and their allies. ...Read full article...

The Sudden Death of Justice Scalia and What It Means for America

The announcement of the sudden mysterious death of Justice Scalia of the US Supreme Court monopolized the media this weekend. This is only the 2nd time in the past 60 years that an active justice has died. With only 8 members on the Court now, the Constitutional dialogue may grind to a halt for quite some time. How the death of Justice Scalia affects us No matter where you stand on the ...Read full article...

America’s Last Chance to Bring Peace to Syria

Putin hands the last chance to Obama to work together for peace in the region. President Barack Obama telephoned on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to further explore the prospects for a solution to the war in Syria. The phone call took place in the middle of the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West and the the Munich Security Conference, where Russia’s Prime Minister, warned of the ...Read full article...

The Case for Outlawing Cash

Can you imagine a world where the government bans Americans from holding cash? Investors are losing confidence… They’re probably losing confidence in corporate managers, for instance. Who wants to own stock in companies run by numbskulls who buy back shares in their companies at record prices just before a major selloff? Or maybe they’re wondering whether the world’s $200 trillion in total debt (roughly 300% of total output) can ...Read full article...

Two Task Forces will Work in Solving Syrian Conflict

Terrorist organizations’ opposition to compromise is the biggest obstacle to achieve a peaceful resolution. The news about what later was presented as a shaky agreement reached by ISSG members on a temporary cease in hostilities in Syria made global headlines on Thursday evening. During the press conference organized in Munich, the city that hosted the latest round of negotiations of the ISSG, the American Secretary of State, John Kerry, ...Read full article...