Aaron BURKERT

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25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

The 13 biggest nutrition discoveries of 2016

The truth about nutrition is always in flux. One day coffee is a carcinogen, the next it’s a potent antioxidant. Carbs used to be the devil, now (the right kinds) are the staple of a well-balanced diet.<p>What’s healthy seems to change regularly, and 2016 was no exception, which is why we’re looking …

Ban Ki-moon says UN has 'disproportionate' focus on Israel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the organisation has a “disproportionate” volume of resolutions against Israel, which he …

Israel

Normalizing fascists: What history can tell us about leaders making the movement

The American press has, in the past, moved past anti-democratic norms to normalize the political<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>How to report on a fascist?<p>How to cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of …

How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

Russia

Was the Civil War About Slavery?

Russian Hacking: 8 Tough Questions the U.S. Government Is Not Answering

While an investigation might be warranted, there are also several critical questions that we, the American people, should be asking our government.<p>President Obama and various members of Congress have called for an investigation of Russian hacking and its impact on the 2016 presidential election. …

Bernie Sanders

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky at a SISSA event on September 17, 2012. In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the …

More than 600 million Indians don't have cards. So how can the country ban cash?

India has become a leader in IT services and its skilled workers now occupy offices across every continent. Yet the digital divide is stark; around a …

The Fact of Bullion Bank Gold and Silver Price Manipulation

Hold your real assets outside of the banking system in one of many private international facilities <b> --> https://www.sprottmoney.com/intlstorage</b> <i>The</i> …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Climate-Denying EPA Pick, Is Worse Than You Think

Climate change may grab headlines, but the destructive impact of an anti-environment EPA chief will be far more insidious.<p>Every scientist not on the …

Want Bigger Arms? Then Keep Doing Squats

The secret to bigger biceps is in the legs.<p>You want the secret to bigger arms. Well, I won't disappoint. The secret actually has <i>nothing to do</i> with what kind of bicep curl you use; the secret is in your other appendages: Your legs. (Now you might be disappointed.)<p>Norwegian researchers found that …

Workouts

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Science: Eating Nuts Decreases The Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer, And Premature Death

According to the CDC, Heart disease and Cancer are the biggest killers in the US. Together they claim more than 1 million lives per year. Heart disease alone is the cause of 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States. And it’s the leading cause of death in both men and women. But now a new study from …

Holistic Medicine

10 Foods Made in China You Must Avoid( Filled With Plastic, Pesticides and Cancer Causing Chemicals)

The story about the fake Chinese rice made out of plastic is widely heard, but still no one does anything about it.<p>Consuming even the smallest …

Tesla's rechargeable battery can power your home — here's how it works

Tesla unveiled the new and improved version of its at-home battery, Powerwall 2, in October.<p>The at-home battery can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. It fits into Tesla's larger energy ambitions since it acquired SolarCity in November, allowing it to offer solar roof and …

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

The Victory of ‘No’

The GOP’s unprecedented anti-Obama obstructionism was a remarkable success. And then it handed the party to Donald Trump.<p>On January 29, 2009, the whittled-down and beaten-up Republican minority in the House of Representatives gathered for a strange celebration of defeat.<p>The Democrats had just …

Republicans

She Turned 2 Simple Ingredients Into a Cure For Cancer, Then the Government Shut Her Down

Dr. Johanna Budwig was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine six times, meaning that we should treat her work with respect. During her career …

Scientists have made a bizarre lifeform that bonds carbon to silicon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” and “the attempt to bring out the worst traits in people” in contemporary Austrian politics to her own experience of fascism. Gertrude – her last …

Political Science

Right Balance Of These Two Nutrients In Your Diet Can Lower Blood Pressure Effectively

Heart disease is becoming much more prevalent in today’s society with stressful work lives and lifestyle choices that lead to conditions such as high …

The Government Is Using a No Fly Zone to Suppress Journalism At Standing Rock

Drone journalists are documenting human rights abuses in North Dakota. A no fly zone enacted by the FAA violates the First Amendment, experts say.<p>In recent weeks, videos shot by Native American drone pilots have shown percussion grenades launched from an armored vehicle deep into a crowd of people …

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it | George Monbiot

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them<p>Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. …

Donald Trump