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Quote: Orwell on Ignorance is Strength

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NEW EU PLOT TO TAX OUR FOOD

Source: Guardian THE threat of a double tax raid on millions of Britons by the European Union caused uproar last night. Business leaders condemned moves by Brussels to seize control of VAT on thousands of everyday items. It could send … Continue reading

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All patients to be barcoded by 2013

Source: Telegraph The barcodes, which will be read by handheld scanners, are to be issued to patients from October neaxt year under the orders of the Information Standards Board (ISB) for Health and Social Care. By next April trusts have … Continue reading

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China Warns Australia to Choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.

John Daly oilprice.com It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too … Continue reading

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Amid international protests, intellectuals and activists issue manifesto for global democracy

Source: UNPACampaign Intellectuals Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano and Michael Hardt as well as mass-protest organizers and activists have issued a manifesto that includes a strong call for global democracy and, in particular, democratic rule over the … Continue reading

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How to Overcome the Egocentric Bias

PsyBlog Most people are pretty bad at taking advice from others. People don’t mind hearing the advice, they just hate to take it.  This is one facet of what psychologists call the ‘egocentric bias’: the general rule that we think … Continue reading

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How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education

Jill Richardson AlterNet When I approached professors to discuss research projects addressing organic agriculture in farmer’s markets, the first one told me that ‘no one cares about people selling food in parking lots on the other side of the train … Continue reading

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Obama Regime to Ban Children from Doing Work on Family Farms

Daily Caller Cryptogon A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: A Controversial “Ruling” That Threatens Your Job AND the Economy

Dr.Mercola mercola.com Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for various air pollutants, ozone included. But their latest ruling on ozone is riddled in controversy, as … Continue reading

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Bilingual children switch tasks faster than speakers of a single language

Robert Bock EurekAlert Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking. Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a … Continue reading

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