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Not telling the truth

Lies, half-truths and cover-ups are manifestations of a fatally weak society.

Coal and nuclear are uneconomic

High levels of wind can be used on the grid without harming reliability.

Louisiana snubs TigerSwan

Atate won’t give the security firm that tracked NoDAPL a operating license.

Your brain does not contain memories

It  integrate something from its past into its future to respond to the new.

The American Empire is 'collapsing'

Military study shows the Global Order it supports is frayed and crumbling.

Solar panels to block XL Route

Opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline plan to install of PV on its route.

Young men and imaginary worlds

For many men the gaming universe is more enjoyable than the real world.

Waialeale Water Lease

A cultural study in preparationof a 65 year lease on Wailua River water.

Robot guard "commits suicide"

Robot security guard stumbles into fountain pool in mall and drowns itself.

Giving the finger to modernity

Amish gather hay for winter while a stoplight blinks on a nearby 4-lane.

America's Disneyland Economy

The economic suffering that we are seeing right now is just the beginning.

Wonderland of Magcal Thinking

Earth's economy glorifies waste, exploitation, debt, and magical thinking.

Ex Fukushima bosses on trial

Fukushima was disaster caused by Japan's culture of reflexive obedience.

Tepco plan to dump tainted water

Resistance to dumping radioactive water filled tanks at Fukushima site.

Trump is a cornered animal

President Trump is, right now, the most dangerous man in the world.

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