Earth, humanities gigantic dumping ground. More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found. Data collected by scientists from the US, France, Chile, Australia and New Zealand suggests a minimum of
No longer does the phrase “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” really work. You have to know your market people. Henceforth the United States shall be: “Land of the Monitored, Home of the Involuntary Coffee Enema!” Detainees were forced to stand on broken limbs for hours, kept in
You can be sure, they have not yet begun to litigate. The US Supreme Court has rejected oil giant BP’s legal challenge to a compensation deal over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It means BP will have to make the payments that stem from the explosion of the
Much like all bad information that doesn’t fit a conservative mindset (like, y’know letting the nice policeman choke you) (Reuters) – A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California’s three-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by
Keeping a choke-hold on justice: Cleveland police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the US Justice Department said in a report presented on Thursday by attorney general Eric
From a walking moral calamity. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said on Wednesday that slain Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown would still be alive if he’d acted “like something other than a thug.” Which is rich considering… As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee had a hand pardoning or commuting
Sounds like at least a good start. The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation’s most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex. Mayor Bill
Karl Rove is gonna be so mad…it is after all undoubtedly part of Sweden’s plan for global domination. Whistleblower Edward Snowden received several standing ovations in the Swedish parliament after being given the Right Livelihood award for his revelations of the scale of state surveillance. Snowden, who is in exile
Every county on Earth can pretty much point an accusatory finger at another nation for its history of abuses or current awfulness.
However, some hit home more than others.
And self-delusion. Because as a middle-aged white guy I can imagine that everything is hunky-dory, because I’ve got it pretty sweet. I can walk out the door 365 days 24/7 and not worry about being sexually harassed or killed by a “peace-officer”.