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5 Signs That the World is on the Brink of Disaster

May 30th, 2015 By James Corbett

 The world situation is grim at the moment; no one can deny that. But there are plenty of hopeful developments that show the future is not written in stone and there are things that we can do to turn things around.

There are two types of people in this world: the glass-half-fulls and the glass-half-empties. The fulls see the silver lining to every gray cloud and the empties scoff at silver linings. It's the yin and yang of human nature, and, like all such dualities, we're all a little bit of both, depending on the situation.

    But whichever side might be more dominant in you, one thing is for certain: locking ourselves away from the other perspective isn't healthy. It's too easy these days to get lost in the echo chamber of online opinions where we only ever read what we already believe to be true. The fulls believe everything is hunky dory because the websites they frequent and the people they talk to focus on the positives and downplay the rest. The empties are the opposite.

    With that in mind, this week we're going to examine five signs that the empties are right when they say that the world is heading to hell in a handbasket. But don't worry, next week we're going to balance the equation with five signs that things are not as bleak as they might seem.

    #1 - The mega-rich are getting mega-scared

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DNA Shaming Is Coming

May 27th, 2015
By James Corbett

Given that the genie is out of the bottle on these technologies, it would be naive to believe that it will go away.

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How to Become a Bajillionaire

May 23rd, 2015
By James Corbett

...the best part of having a family foundation? All your family, friends, associates and contacts get a chance to dip their snoot into the trough of filthy, filthy conflict-of-interest lucre, too!

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Google Devising Method to Rank Websites by Truthfulness

May 20th, 2015
By James Corbett

...even if Google does launch such a system, it is doomed to failure. The internet is one of the last, best bastions of the free market in action that we have in our stultified, regulated, controlled, manipulated economy.

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The Truth About the Seymour Hersh Osama Story

May 16th, 2015
By James Corbett

So why is this important? As I've pointed out in these pages before, in recent years we have witnessed the beginnings of a rift in the the US-Saudi relationship.

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TPP Debate Heats Up as Obama Pushes for Fast Track

May 13th, 2015
By James Corbett

...modern trade agreements are often less about trade and more about giant multinational corporations finding new ways to rig the economic system to benefit themselves.

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A Royal Star is Born

May 9th, 2015
By James Corbett

So who is going so crazy for this royal baby? Surely no one who is familiar with the real history of the reign of the "Windsors,"... it's easier to understand why every royal event is so celebrated in the media if we first understand a few things about the British royal family and its true place in the world.

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Mission Accomplished Afghanistan Edition

May 6th, 2015
By James Corbett

...far beyond protecting the drug trade, NATO forces have long been implicated in shipping the drugs out of the country and helping bring them to the world market.

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Flash Crash Mystery Solved

May 2nd, 2015
By James Corbett

f the allegations contained in the claim are true ... then perhaps Sarao's market spoofing can be blamed for the crash in the same way that a single straw can be blamed for breaking a camel's back.

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No Business Like Bomb Business

April 29th, 2015
By James Corbett

  In that report... SIPRI puts hard numbers to what we already know to be true: that the powers-that-shouldn't-be are still spending unprecedented amounts of money on armaments.

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Judy Chapman

May 19th, 2015
By Webmaster

Judy Chapman passed on today, May 19 2015

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