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The Science (and Company) Behind The Trump and Brexit Elections

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[Psychology]
Did you know there's a single company behind some of the most controversial elections in modern history? An ad company that has been using Facebook and "psychometrics" to accurately predict, classify and manipulate people and elections?

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Happy New Year! Who Are YOU Going To Hate In 2017?

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[Sociology]
2017: Resolutions, OUT. Enemies, IN.

In the past, people picked a new year's resolution. That seems kinda passe now. The last few years, I think whether knowingly or not, the new mantra is, "Pick your enemy." What are you going to hate next year? Immigrants? The Federal Reserve Bank? Liberals? Conservatives? Russia? Congress? Blacks? China? Abortion? Muslims? Christians? Atheists? White male privilege? Obama? The Two-Party-System? Cops? Trump? The Electoral College? The UN? Guns? Hillary? Environmentalists? ISIS? Big Banks? Rape Culture? Unions? We all do it whether we realize it or not.

"Hate" is big business. Hate is the easiest emotion in the world to turn on. It's always there like a seasoned wick ready to be ignited by the slightest spark. Hate can turn even the laziest slacktivist into an online-petition-signing maniac; a Facebook-meme-posting army of one! Good luck "love" and "hope" with your teeny tiny little heart and smileyface emoticons. You're no match for hate.

So who and what's worthy of your hate in 2016?

Let's discuss..

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John Oliver Exposes The Media's Abuse Of Scientific Research

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[Pseudo-Science]
Is science BS? Or is there BS masquerading as science?

Do you ever wonder why there seems to be conflicting news reports on the health/danger of various substances? Something is healthy, then another report says it's not? Who knows what to believe these days? Is science that contradictory? NO! The problem lies not in science as much as it is the fault of the news media mis-interpreting scientific studies. See John Oliver expose this industry and inoculate yourself against pseudo-scientific BS masquerading as legitimate research results.

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How God Reveals His Existence To His Followers?

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[Psychology]
This may be one of the most interesting and poignant videos ever that demonstrates the unusual dynamic between not just believers and non-believers, but between different religious factions.

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Government Attacks Scientist After He Discovers Pesticide Issues

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[Biotech]
Until fairly recently, Jonathan Lundgren enjoyed a stellar career as a government scientist. An entomologist who studies how agrichemicals affect the ecology of farm fields, he has published nearly 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals since starting at the US Department of Agricultures Agricultural Research Service laboratory in Brookings, South Dakota, in 2005. By 2012, he had won the ARSs "Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist" award, and directorship of his own lab.

But recently, things have changed. His work has "triggered an official campaign of harassment, hindrance, and retaliation" from his superiors..

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New Analysis Of Drugmaker Data Reveals Paxil Is Dangerous

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[Biotech]
Fourteen years ago, a leading drug maker published a study showing that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective for teenagers. On Wednesday, a major medical journal posted a new analysis of the same data concluding that the opposite is true.

That study — featured prominently by the journal BMJ — is a clear break from scientific custom and reflects a new era in scientific publishing, some experts said, opening the way for journals to post multiple interpretations of the same experiment. It comes at a time of self-examination across science — retractions are at an all-time high; recent cases of fraud have shaken fields as diverse as anesthesia and political science; and earlier this month researchers reported that less than half of a sample of psychology papers held up.

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Mainstream Media Misleads Public On Chipotle Non-GMO Campaign

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[Biotech]
[Liars]
Everybody from NPR to USA Today is reporting on fast food chain Chipotle finally making their entire menu GMO-free.

What they're not telling you is the REAL REASON Chipotle is not supporting GMO foods...

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Atheist Group Writes Their Own 10 Commandments

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[Sociology]
Atheists have written their own version of the ten commandments. These commandments were chosen from submissions to Atheist Mind Humanist Heart’s (AMHH) Re-Think Prize, a crowdsourcing project.

In November Adam Savage announced he would be a judge in the ReThink Project, the host of MythBusters (one of only two, these days), caused a new surge of interest and awareness for the contest. Read on to see the selected 10 Atheist Commandments...

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The Consequence of Global Climate Change

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[Environment]
Youtube user "potholer54" is gaining quite a reputation for his instructive and well-referenced videos debunking myths and showing the truth behind various social, cultural and scientific issues. In his latest post, he tackles pragmatic issues regarding global climate change, and looks deep into the skeptics and the resources they use to see who's really telling the truth...

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Celebrities Misled By 'Restore The Gulf' Campaign

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[Environment]
Not long ago, many celebrities got together to make a PSA for the "Be The One" campaign, urging people to sign a petition to save the Gulf of Mexico on the website RestoreTheGulf.com (very similar to the government's website at RestoreTheGulf.gov, which might have caused confusion). This all seems good, until you look at the fine print and dig below the surface... Which is what DeSmogBlog did. It turns out that the campaign's sponsors are "America's WETLAND Foundation", a front group for oil companies (Shell, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, etc), and "Women of the Storm", a Louisiana group with strong ties to America's WETLAND (the founder of the former is married to the chairman of the latter).

The end result seems to be a carefully-orchestrated snowjob by the oil and gas industry to try and get taxpayers to fund the cleanup of their own messes...

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MD Claims Quantum Physics Proves Consciousness Lives After Death

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[Pseudo-Science]
[Vanity]
There are a number of new agey articles floating around the facebooks and internets promoting a very old concept called, "biocentrism", that existence is all subjective and the product of our own minds.

A seemingly-respectable medical doctor has recently published a book and is now on a big press-push, hyping this notion that consciousness lives on after death of the physical body. Let's take a look at how "sciencey" this "doctor" actually is...

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Studies Show Pesticide Responsible For Bee Disappearances

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[Biotech]
Thousands of scientific sleuths have been on this case for the last 15 years trying to determine why our honey bees are disappearing in such alarming numbers. “This is the biggest general threat to our food supply,” according to Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s bee and pollination program.

Until recently, the evidence was inconclusive on the cause of the mysterious “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) that threatens the future of beekeeping worldwide. But three new studies point an accusing finger at a culprit that many have suspected all along, a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.

In the U.S. alone, these pesticides, produced primarily by the German chemical giant Bayer and known as “neonics” for short, coat a massive 142 million acres of corn, wheat, soy and cotton seeds. They are also a common ingredient in home gardening products.

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How The Media Manipulates Our Morals

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[Video]
[Psychology]
Just how much media are young people exposed to on a daily basis and how does this affect their morals and outlook and behavior? Is the modern media determining what the next generation's priorities are? And what are those priorities? A new documentary entitled "Miss Representation" explores what's going on with young people, and specifically how women are affected and portrayed by modern media.

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Top Five Regrets Of The Terminally Ill

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[Psychology]
[Lonely People]
Have you ever wondered if you knew your life was nearing its end, if you would have done things differently?

Here's what someone working in hospice care says some of their patients regret.

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Fish You Should Not Eat

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[Environment]
Did you know that the "catfish" on that plate you're eating is not legally defined as a "catfish" by the US Federal government and is therefor exempt from certain regulations restricting the use of drugs and antibiotics?

But that may be just the tip of the fin...

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Archeologist Debunks History Channel's "Ancient Aliens"

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[Pseudo-Science]
One of the archaeologists at Bad Archaeology lambastes the History Channel for its series Ancient Aliens and treating its nonsense as though it were fact.

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Tilapia: True "Chicken Of The Sea"

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[Environment]
Americans ate 475 million pounds of tilapia last year, four times the amount a decade ago, making this once obscure African native the most popular farmed fish in the United States. Unfortunately, it's not like other fish, nor does it offer the same health benefits commonly associated with eating fish...

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Russell Brand "On The Nature Of Fame"

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[Entertainment]
[Psychology]
English comedian Russell Brand outlines the nature of his desire "to be famous" and in a short 10 minutes outlines a brilliant, cogent diatribe on the psychology of fame...

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The Last Mountain

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[Movies]
[Environment]
It's easy to forget that each time we turn on a light, we are contributing to the ecological damage caused by the coal that generates electricity in this country. The Last Mountain gives us plenty of reasons to remember.

Watch an incredible journey these filmmakers take in chronicling a small community's attempt to fight for their lives and the lives of half of America who is downstream.

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Make Your Own Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Lights

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[Pseudo-Science]
We here at BSA want to get in the holiday spirit too, and what better way than to show off these cool, festive holiday lights... Find out how you can make your own too!



We also have t-shirts for sale with a picture of my FSM hovering over my neighbor's "traditional" lawn. WizeGurl also created a very cool graphic FSM "May the Flying Spaghetti Monster illuminate your solstice" that she's got on shirts and greeting cards. We guarantee that 0% of these proceeds will go anywhere near the state of Kansas! Help support our site if you're interested. Thanks! Enjoy!

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Penn Jillette on Work, Atheism, Existentialism and Liberty

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[Pundits]
[Sociology]
Penn Jillette gives one of his most honest and insightful interviews yet, discussing a number of interesting topics...

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Just How Bad Is The Deepwater Horizon Disaster?

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[Environment]
It goes without saying that most people no longer believe what British Petroleum is saying publicly about the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf and the condition of the well structure. The reality is much more frightening... In a few crevices in Cyberspace, experts in the industry are whispering what they think is really going on...

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Top 10 Crazy Facts About The BP Gulf Oil Disaster

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[Environment]
[Industry]
It's been more than seven weeks since BP's offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, crude oil has been hemorrhaging into ocean waters and wreaking unknown havoc on our ecosystem -- unknown because there is no accurate estimate of how many barrels of oil are contaminating the Gulf.

Though BP officially admits to only a few thousand barrels spilled each day, expert estimates peg the damage at 60,000 barrels or over 2.5 million gallons daily. (Perhaps we'd know more if BP hadn't barred independent engineers from inspecting the breach.) Measures to quell the gusher have proved lackluster at best, and unlike the country's last big oil spill -- Exxon-Valdez in 1989 -- the oil is coming from the ground, not a tanker, so we have no idea how much more oil could continue to pollute the Gulf's waters.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster reminds us what can happen -- and will continue to happen -- when corporate malfeasance and neglect meet governmental regulatory failure.

The corporate media is tracking the disaster with front-page articles and nightly news headlines every day (if it bleeds, or spills, it leads!), but the under-reported aspects to this nightmarish tale paint the most chilling picture of the actors and actions behind the catastrophe. In no particular order, here are 10 things about the BP spill you may not know and may not want to know -- but you should.

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Oil Permeates Louisiana Coast - "Who's In Charge?"

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[Environment]
[Industry]
A first-hand account of heading along the Louisiana coast and examining the effect of the BP Horizon oil spill.

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BP Oil Spill Destroying Coastlands; Action Not Happening

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[Environment]
Plaquemines parish president, Billy Nungesser makes a plea to the government to take over the project and stop British Petroleum's control over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as he watches the coastal marshes become irrevocably destroyed by the oil slick...

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Anybody's Son Will Do

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[Psychology]
In 1983, the National Film Board of Canada produced a 57-minute film, "Anybody's Son Will Do". Arguably the best documentary on military recruitment ever made, and tailored for public television, it scared the hell out of the U.S. military machine, which has done its best to "disappear" it. For years it has been nearly impossible to find a copy, until now.

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Who Are You Better Than?

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[Psychology]
An otherwise routine post in one of the online motorcycle enthusiast forums has been making the rounds as a powerful and poignant expose of what makes the modern conservative/right wing movement tick.

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Sam Harris: Science Can Answer Life's Important Questions

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[Psychology]
It's often argued that science can provide a lot of insight into the world, but ultimately cannot answer life's most important questions: What is the meaning of life? What is and isn't moral behavior? What is worth killing or dying for? Sam Harris makes a convincing argument otherwise.

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Note To Fox: Corellation Does Not Equal Causation

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[Environment]
[Pundits]
Right now large areas of the United States are blanketed by a snowstorm, and as predictable as the eventual accumulation of flies on a turd, the conservatives have come out of the woodwork to champion these atypical weather events as "proof" that there is no global warming. Rachael Maddow and Bill Nye respond to the current trend using some amusing analogies...

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Craig Ferguson Has Figured It All Out

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[Psychology]
Have you ever wondered why it's fashionable to be young and stupid? Craig Ferguson has it figured out...

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Storm: You Should Watch Scooby Doo

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[Art]
[Pseudo-Science]
Tim Minchkin launches a beat poem to end it all. A brilliant and magical tirade on the nature of irrationality.

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Declassified Photos Show Bush Global Warming Cover Up

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[Environment]
The Obama Administration recently declassified about 1,000 satellite photographs of Arctic ice the Bush Administration had kept under wraps. The photos didn?t make much of a splash until recently, when two English newspapers, the Guardian and the Daily Mail, published some startling examples of the effects of global warming and how the Bush administration sought to cover this up.

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Investigation Reveals GOP Climate-Change "Scientists" Are Quacks

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[Environment]
The Center for Inquiry recently did an investigation into the credentials and references of a U.S. Senate Minority Report criticizing legislation to help address global climate change. The GOP-led report cited close to 700 people as being references for their position. After review, more than 80% of these so-called "scientists" had no peer reviewed work published.

As usual, it seems to be an amazing coincidence that the vast majority of "experts" in the field that claim global climate change is not a man-made event, nor threatening, just so happen to be tied to various lobbying organizations.

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Is The Key To Happiness All About Time Perspective?

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[Psychology]
[Good News]
Stanford professor of psychology Philip Zimbardo has a very interesting and insightful take on how we can look at human behavior, impulse control and motivation. He believes it all comes down to our "time perspective" and makes a compelling case for associating these biases towards the past, present and future as the main factors that control our behavior, addictions, desires and sense of satisfaction.

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Court Documents Confirm Dumping Of Toxic Waste In Pirate Waters

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[Environment]
Documents have emerged which detail for the first time the potentially lethal nature of toxic waste dumped by British-based oil traders in one of west Africa's poorest countries.

More than 30,000 people from Ivory Coast claim they were affected by the poisonous cocktail and are currently bringing Britain's biggest-ever group lawsuit against the company, Trafigura.

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Top Researcher Fabricated Numerous Medical Studies On Pain Drugs

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[Pseudo-Science]
If you think the drugs you're taking are safe, you might not want to hear about this next story from the Wall Street Journal.

A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies that claimed to show benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex, according to the hospital where he worked.

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass., said that its former chief of acute pain, Scott S. Reuben, had faked data used in the studies, which were published in several anesthesiology journals between 1996 and 2008.

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IL Congressman: The Bible Says There's No Global Warming

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[Environment]
If you thought that having an ex-Arabian horse trainer as head of FEMA was an unusual assignment under the Bush administration, take a look at Illinois Republican Congressman John Shimkus, member of the House Energy and Air Quality committee, who actually made a statement before Congress citing the "infallible word of God" in the old testament of the Bible that proves there is no such thing as global warming and only God will decide when the earth will end, before which we'll hear a trumpet call...

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BSA Podcast #11 - Bogosity

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[BSAlert *exclusive*]
[Pseudo-Science]
There's a cool viral video series online from a guy named Shane Killian. It's like the poor man's version of Penn & Teller's "bullshit" series. We interview Shane and talk to him about all things bogus, as well as some of his opinions on society and politics.

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Bogosity

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[Pseudo-Science]
[Activists]
A fun viral video series floating around the net is a show we like called, "Bogosity". We interviewed producer Shane Killian for a future podcast and thought we might introduce you to this neat show...

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17 Year Old Discovers Problems With Splenda Sweetener

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[Environment]
Leave it to a 17-year-old foreign student to run some tests on the popular sweetener sucralose that is Splenda, and find out that the substance does not seem to break down in normal wastewater treatment and might be around in our water supply for a long time, in possibly high enough concentrations to cause harm to people and animals..

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Mike Rowe: America Is Engaged In A Civil War Against Work

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[Sociology]
Mike Rowe, host of the tv show, "Dirty Jobs" addresses a group in the tech industry and gets into a very insightful talk about whether conventional wisdom is "right" and what the problem is with America. Very well worth watching...

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Tennessee Coal Plant Causes Huge Environmental Disaster

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[Environment]
[Industry]
Just after midnight on December 22, levees broke at the The Kingston coal power plant, and a man-made pond containing toxic ash - essentially the leftovers from the nearby coal-burning power plant - burst its walls, and more than one billion gallons of coal ash spilled into the Tennessee River and its tributaries.

The spill is 40 times larger than the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, and one of the greatest environmental disasters in our nation's history. Imagine a river nearby to where you live: healthy, full of aquatic life, essential to community, ecology and economy. Now imagine that same body of water now filled with a grey-black sludge almost volcanic in proportion and density, full of toxins and poisons.

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What's In Your Cupboard?

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[Psychology]
[Bad Parents]
A clever group has put together a short animated film called, "Instruction Manual For Life", and created a unique metaphor for peoples' ideology and sense of tolerance. Check out this insightful film..

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Is Piracy A Cover For Nuclear Waste Dumping Off Africa?

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[Industry]
[Environment]
Who imagined that in 2009, the world's governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy - backed by the ships of more than two dozen nations, from the US to China - is sailing into Somalian waters to take on men we still picture as parrot-on-the-shoulder pantomime villains. They will soon be fighting Somalian ships and even chasing the pirates onto land, into one of the most broken countries on earth. But behind the arrr-me-hearties oddness of this tale, there is an untold scandal. The people our governments are labeling as "one of the great menace of our times" have an extraordinary story to tell -- and some justice on their side.

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Environmental Group Exposes EPA Whitewashing

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[Environment]
Preliminary water tests from rivers near a huge coal ash spill in Tennessee show elevated levels of pollutants such as mercury and lead, a environmental group said on Friday.

"We're concerned that the water poses a greater risk to residents in the area than has been revealed so far," said Matt Wasson, a program director at Appalachian Voices, a environmental group that coordinated the testing of the water with scientists from Appalachian State University.

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A Primer On The Nature Of "Growth"

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[Edumakashun]
[Science]
We interrupt this web site to bring you something that's likely more educational than what we usually provide, but it's worth watching...

Do you understand the nature of the figures people give you every day about "growth rates?" Want to understand why prices change the way they do, why scientists say natural and other resources may run out much sooner than you think? Check out this amazingly informative and important video.

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Antibiotic-Free Chicken Injected With Drugs Before Hatched

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Tyson Foods, the world's largest meat processor and the second largest chicken producer in the United States, has admitted that it injects its chickens with antibiotics before they hatch, but labels them as raised without antibiotics anyway. In response, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) told Tyson to stop using the antibiotic-free label. The company has sued over its right to keep using it.

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Scientific Study Shows Conservatives Aren't Interested In Truth

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A new study out of Yale University confirms what argumentative liberals have long-known: Offering reality-based rebuttals to conservative lies only makes conservatives cling to those lies even harder. In essence, schooling conservatives makes them more stupid.

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Gay Scientists Discover Christian Gene

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[Humor]
Gay scientists have isolated the gene they believe makes people Christian.

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Are YOU At Risk For Levee Failure?

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Every state in the country has U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, and many of them are in dangerous "vulnerable" condition. If you think what happened in New Orleans couldn't happen to you, think again. Now Levees.org has put together a searchable database by zip code so you can check to see if your community is at risk.

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