Sustainability: A Fable For Our Time

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We must journey back to March, 1987, and the United Nations document entitled Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, to discover what is probably the only universally agreed upon—if nebulous and contradictory—definition of “sustainable development,” the precursor of “sustainability,” viz.

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‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers – Chomsky to RT

Originally posted on wchildblog:

Source: RT/USA

Noam Chomsky

Major American media organizations diligently parrot what US officials want the public to know about global affairs, historian Noam Chomsky told RT. To US leaders, any news outlet that “does not repeat the US propaganda system is intolerable,” he said.

The culpability of the West – namely the United States – for world affairs, such as the Ukrainian conflict or tensions with Iran, is another idea that is not permissible in leading American media, Chomsky said, adding that world opinion does not matter when that opinion counters US strategy.

“The West means the United States and everyone else that goes along,” he said. “What’s called the international community in the United States is the United States and anyone who happens to be going along with it. Take, say, for example, the question of Iran’s right to carry out its current nuclear policies, whatever they are. The standard line…

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National Guard Ordered To Consider Americans As ‘Enemy Forces’ And ‘Adversaries’

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Source: Infowars, by Steve Watson

Documents obtained by CNN reveal that the Missouri National Guard referred to Americans in Ferguson as ‘enemy forces’ and adversaries’ in briefings as they prepared to quell protests.

The internal briefing documents, secured under a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal that the National Guard, called in to Ferguson under already tense circumstances, used heavily militarized language to describe protesters, many of whom were merely lawfully executing their First Amendment rights.

The documents highlight that the guard was worried “adversaries” would use phone apps and police scanners to find out about and compromise operational security. Guard higher ups also expressed concern that protesters may use “militants tactics”.

“Counterintelligence operations are directed at supporting an information campaign. Their audience does not require the information to be accurate and is easily swayed,” one document reads.

Commanders were briefed to use intelligence capabilities to “deny adversaries the…

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What You Need to Know If You’re Going to Record the Cops

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What You Need to Know If You're Going to Record the Cops

There are some very disturbing videos circulating the Internet right now, depicting the deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of trained, armed men. Many of these videos even show individuals being shot in the back, or as they try to flee.

These are videos of police officers in America killing unarmed black men like Oscar Grant and Eric Garner. And, as the most recent case shows, without these recordings, much of America might not have any idea exactly how much of a problem this is.

Citizen videos of law enforcement encounters are more valuable than ever. And for those who are wondering—it is legal to record the police.

The police don’t always seem aware of this. There have been incidents across the country of police telling people to stop filming, and sometimes seizing their camera or smartphone, or even arresting them, when they don’t comply.

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And they’re focusing on black kids.

Meanwhile the country is massively in debt.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $400,000 studying the satisfaction levels of the first sexual experiences of young gay men.

The four-year study, being conducted by Johns Hopkins University, is examining the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-sex sexual experiences.”

“Prior work has demonstrated that same-sex relationship trajectories support the development of self-esteem in young gay and bisexual men, while opposite same-sex relationships may be associated with homonegativity,” a grant for the project, which began in 2012, states. “Little is known about the meaning and function of first same-sex experience in [African-American] AA adolescent men and whether satisfaction with first penetrative same-sex experience impacts sexual trajectories.”

“The goal of this project is to understand the meaning and function of first same-sex sexual experience and to prospectively be able to assess its impact on…

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Remember the4 battle cry? “Vote for us and we’ll abolish Obama-Care!”

We did.

They decided it’s not worth it.

After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over.

GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again threaten a government shutdown to pressure him, are focused on other issues, including trade and tax reform.

Less noted, senior Republican lawmakers have quietly incorporated many of the law’s key protections into their own proposals, including guaranteeing coverage and providing government assistance to help consumers purchase insurance.

And although the law remains very unpopular with GOP voters, more than 20 million Americans now depend on it for health benefits, making even some of the most conservative Republicans loath to cut off coverage.

Facing the prospect that the Supreme Court this…

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Tracking Device Helps Nassau Police Nab Cellphone Store Robbery Suspect

The Grey Enigma:

Privacy anyone??

Originally posted on CBS New York:

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A thief who robbed a cellphone store on Long Island was arrested thanks to the tracking device on one of the phones he stole, police said.

Christopher Lide, 32, broke the window of a phone store in Hicksville at 3 a.m. Saturday, Nassau County police said.

Lide grabbed cash and several phones and iPads before fleeing, cops said.

According to police, detectives located Lide 12 hours later through a tracking device on one of the phones.

Police stopped the suspect as he was driving on the Southern State Parkway.

Lide was arrested on a charge of third-degree burglary. He was awaiting arraignment Sunday.

It wasn’t clear if Lide had a lawyer.

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