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The Age of Neuroelectronics

Source: Wireheading Every so often, when some new scientific paper is published or new experiment revealed, the press pronounces the creation of the first bionic man—part human, part machine. Science fiction, they say, has become scientific reality; the age of … Continue reading

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Dutch euthanasia figures present muddled picture

Michael Cook BioEdge Euthanasia in the Netherlands is nothing much to worry about, according to The Lancet. The latest survey shows that the overall levels of euthanasia and assisted suicide are about the same now as they were in 2002, … Continue reading

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Alan Jones – Coal Seam Gas – National Press Club Address

On October 19, 2011 at the National Press Club in Canberra Australia, Alan Jones delivered this address; “Australia’s national Interest — Food security and the protection of the Australian regional way of life.”

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Exclusive: Barclays insider lifts lid on bank’s toxic culture

James Moore The Independent A former senior Barclays employee today exposes the “culture of fear” that operated at the bank and claims Bob Diamond would have been aware of his traders’ activities. Speaking exclusively to The Independent, the banker alleges … Continue reading

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Revenge of a fallen titan: Ousted Barclays boss makes damning claims Bank of England and Labour ministers were involved in rigging interest rates

James Chapman & Becky Barrow Daily Mail Bob Diamond last night implicated large parts of the Establishment in the rate-fixing scandal. In a spectacular act of revenge, the fallen financial titan turned on the Bank of England, Whitehall officials and … Continue reading

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Is it time to consider locking up bankers?

Daniel Knowles The Telegraph Two hundred and ninety million pounds – that’s how much Barclays has been fined for attempting to manipulate the Libor interest rate. That’s not much less than the estimated £300m cost of last year’s riots in … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words)

PsyBlog spring.org.uk What is it like to be fully alive, right now, engaged with what you are doing? That’s the psychology of flow. When the happiness and creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was studying how painters work, he noticed an odd … Continue reading

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Spot the conflict: GE owns NBC, the Weather channel and lots and lots of wind turbine factories

Jo Nova joannanova.com.au Harold Ambler (Don’t Sell Your Coat) points to a conflict of interest that hadn’t hit my radar til now (golly): “In the newspaper business, and other journalistic domains as well, fires are of note. Non-fires aren’t. Fair … Continue reading

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The Sellout of the Ivory Tower, and the Crash of 2008 (Excerpt)

Charles Ferguson Huffingtonpost.com Many people who saw my documentary film about the 2008 economic crisis, Inside Job, found that the most surprising, and disturbing, portion of the film was its revelation of widespread conflicts of interest in universities, think tanks, … Continue reading

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The Power Principle: Empire, Metanoia-films (Noam Chomsky et al.)

Noam Chomsky et al. Metanoia Films This documentary is about the foreign policy of the United States. It is the first of three parts. It demonstrates the importance of the political economy, the Mafia principle, propaganda, ideology, violence and force. … Continue reading

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