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Climate Change impending disaster

Is the Climate Change obsession turning into the greatest scientific blunder in human history? A few terms come to mind when describing the so-called impending disaster that awaits humanity “if something is not done” about climate change. One of those terms is Consensus. Consensus means a general agreement, not an absolute agreement. In other words, having consensus in science does not mean that those who agree with something hold ...Read full article...

Google spying is multilingual

Last week, we learned how Google helped Hillary Clinton sway anywhere between 2.6 and 10 million votes. Google’s parent company was Clinton’s strongest financial supporter in 2016. Since his public testimony before a Senate Committee, Dr. Robert Epstein‘s report titled “A Method for Detecting Bias in Search Rankings, with Evidence of Systematic Bias Related to the 2016 Presidential Election” where he explained how Google used search manipulation, suggestion manipulation in ...Read full article...

Western historic, deliberate lies

ropaganda is a means of spreading ideas, whether they be true or false. But lying to ourselves is nothing other than refusing to admit our faults, attempting to convince ourselves that we are perfect – running away. Turkey illustrates the paroxysm of this attitude. It persists in denying that it tried to get rid of the non-Muslim minorities, in several waves, during the space of a generation, from 1894 ...Read full article...

The Great Human Behavior Laboratory

Human behavior is one of the most studied subjects in the history of mankind. Plato gave us a very clear picture of what human behavior is about. He said that it stems from three main sources: desire, emotion and knowledge. The question is, why are scientists so interested in learning how human behavior works? The study of human behavior, that is, the study of human desire, emotions and the ...Read full article...

Diabetes and obesity in bread

In the food industry, the conservant is known as E-280, E-281, E-282 and E-283. Bread manufacturers use it habitually in the preparation of mold bread and pastries, and its utility is beyond doubt, because its presence prevents the appearance of mold and the proliferation of bacteria. Its name is propionate, a common food additive approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), whose safety has ironically been questioned by ...Read full article...

Internet: It’s all about Surveillance and little about Democracy

The Internet was, from its inception, financed and promoted by the Pentagon and Wall Street. One is tempted to miss the simpler and optimistic times before the internet was out of control, or perhaps, too much under the control of so few. In a manifesto published in September 2018, Tim Berners-Lee himself recognized that “despite all the good that we have achieved, the Internet has become an engine division ...Read full article...

Omni Surveillance: Artificial Intelligence stores consumer data to manipulate their choices

Companies turn to neurologists to get our attention on the Internet. The commercial giant Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, has a patent that discovers the mood of its customers simply by studying their faces. In this way, it aims to locate disgruntled buyers to present them with special attention. The Australian bank Westpac has a similar system, although it is focused on its staff so that the ...Read full article...

No society is free without Freedom of Speech

The US First Amendment affirms fundamental speech and media rights without which all others are threatened. No society is free without them. Eliminating them assures totalitarian rule. In her 1951 book, titled “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” Hannah Arendt said it’s “never content to rule by external means (alone)…(T)otalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within.” She called it dictatorship based on: “(1) an elaborate ...Read full article...

These are the causes for which men die earlier than women

When you hear someone talking about gender equality, they almost never talk about the risks men face just for the fact of being men. These risks are real, not a made-up illusion, as some people are inclined to think. In fact, men live fewer years than women. That is the reality. The question is: why? According to the World Health Organization, there is a combination of biological and social reasons ...Read full article...

NGOs decry strong opposition by National Governments

Repression is fashionable. It’s a trend. More and more countries pass laws that limit or impede the activity of organizations that defend human rights. Only in the last two years, the procedures have been started and at least 40 standards have been approved in this regard. This is what Amnesty International warns in the report Laws Designed to Silence, published this Thursday, of “a global attack against NGOs”. In ...Read full article...

Iran is cornered

The United States is preparing to organise the Greater Middle East without their troops. They will probably capitalise on the errors committed over the last five years by Iran in order to create a Judeo-Sunni military alliance, dubbed the « Arab NATO » by the Press, who will be sent to fight the Shiites. While the Pentagon is withdrawing from the « Greater Middle East » to invest in ...Read full article...

Science vs Empirical Evidence: The case of Cannabidiol

Science used to be key for humanity because it would base its conclusions on reason and evidence. However, for a while now, science has departed its very foundation; empirical evidence, to find conclusions that are unscientific, to say the least. Over the past few decades, as the pharmaceutical industry took over the business of telling people what was healthy and what was not, and after government agencies took their ...Read full article...

The re-establishment of colonial projects

One after the other, the French, Turkish and English have publicly declared the return of their colonial ambitions. We still need to know what form they will adopt in the 21st century. The French Empire For a decade we have been revealing the incongruity of the French desire to re-establish its authority over its old colonies. This was the logic behind the nomination by President Nicolas Sarkozy of Bernard ...Read full article...

This is how technology corrodes human freedom

We humans are piratable animals. For now, pirates are limited to analyzing external signals. Liberal democracy faces a double crisis. What most focuses attention is the well-known problem of authoritarian regimes. But new scientific discoveries and technological developments represent a much deeper challenge to the basic liberal ideal: human freedom. Liberalism has managed to survive, for centuries, many demagogues and autocrats who have tried to strangle freedom from outside. But ...Read full article...

The United States refuse to fight for the transnational financiers

The US withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan, as well as the resignation of General Mattis, attest to the upheaval that is shaking the current world order. The United States are no longer the leaders, either on the economic or the military stage. They refuse to keep fighting for the sole interests of the transnational financiers. The alliances that they used to lead will begin to unravel, but without their ...Read full article...