Mark Reece

41 Flips | 11 Magazines | 32 Likes | 17 Following | 8 Followers | @mfreece1 | Just me! This is a great platform to share and discuss the many humongus issues important to our existence on this planet! All us, every single soul alive in my opinion need to readjust our ways of thinkng and action! A;;though it looks very much like we as a human race would never no it, but each of us deep down inside have tha itchy feeling an nagging notion. That is that we om truth, no longer have the luxury of living our day to day lives with out taking a firm stand on ket environmental issues such as air, water, land,plants and animals! Each and every one of us can plainly see that our headng is not ione of prudence and afirmative action! Yet we all on a daily basis sit roll our eyes or even help to sweep the dirrt, mud and grime under the already soiled Truthfully we can barely see our own reflections in the mirror on the wall and even it we could, the sight os not something any of us would like to or even want to openly face. So we go on placidley though tiny liutlle bits iof oxygen from our lungs i

The last days of Washington, D.C.: America can no longer mask its steep decline

No matter how relentlessly we couch our military defeats, all empirical evidence point to a single conclusion<p>William Astore<p>April 15, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The dishonesty of words illustrates the dishonesty of America’s wars.<p>Since 9/11, can there be any doubt …

War

Fascinating Photos Compare the Dual Lives of People Living with Mental Illness

Here’s a surprising statistic for you: today in America, there are 5.7 million adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder and approximately 14.8 million …

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50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

The Rolling Stones play to thousands in Cuba in historic concert – in pictures

The free concert by one of the planet’s richest bands is expected to attract more than 200,000 diehard fans and curious spectators to a field outside the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana baseball stadium for an event that may go on record as the biggest concert ever seen on the island

The 20 best hip-hop artists of all time

How does one judge the best hip-hop artists of all time? Is it based on deft wordplay? Influence on the genre? Ability to celebrate and unite one’s …

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Was 1971 the greatest year in pop history?

<i>Neil McCormick may not agree, but David Hepworth's book 1971: Never a Dull Moment puts a playful case for the year of Ziggy and the Stones</i><p>It was the year David Bowie headlined the first Glastonbury festival, recorded Hunky Dory and invented Ziggy Stardust. Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones released …

Photographer Annie Leibovitz Captures Badass 'WOMEN' in a New Series

Among them are Malala Yousafzai, Gloria Steinem, and Laura Poitras.<p>Laura Poitras is a badass woman. Not only has she consistently delivered unprecedented perspective on the surveillance state through documentaries like <i>Citizenfour</i>, but her very first solo show is at the Whitney Museum of American …

The Road to Havana

Nelson Mandela’s funeral opened the way for Obama’s historic Cuba visit.<p>On Sunday, President Obama will begin his historic visit to Cuba. He will be the first president since Calvin Coolidge to visit the island, and his mission is a prime manifestation of what some people—not me, necessarily—might …

Associated Press News

The End of Marco-mentum

<i>Get live updates about voting in the Florida primary and other March 15 contests.</i><p>The last time I saw Marco Rubio in person, he seemed to be on the verge of inheriting the charred Republican earth. It was Feb. 22, the day before the Nevada caucuses. We were aboard Rubio’s campaign plane, flying from …

February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa

Nasa announces February exceeded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record<p>February set global temperature records, Nasa announced on Saturday, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever …

Global Warming

The End of the U.S.-Dominated Order in the Middle East

Obama has prioritized global goals over regional ones.<p>Jeffrey Goldberg’s fascinating article taps into President Obama’s thinking about foreign policy and reveals its wellsprings. In that sense, he does more to help the president define and explain “the Obama Doctrine” than previous efforts by the …

Geopolitics

Wild Seal Pup Twins, The Solar Eclipse Seen From Space, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Maria Sharapova posts letter to her fans on Facebook page

Maria Sharapova posted a letter to her fans Friday on her Facebook page, four days after the Russian tennis star said she failed a doping test at the …

Maria Sharapova

#KeithEmerson, founding member and keyboardist of #Emerson, Lake and #Palmer and a prog rock legend, died Friday. He was 71. His bandmate Carl Palmer wrote in a statement: "Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did together." Photograph by Michael Putland

MIT develops a new technique to load webpages faster

Webpage bloat is a growing problem. So no surprise techniques to speed page load times have often focused on data compression to try to shrink the number of milliseconds it takes for a website to heave into view.<p>But researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory …

Data Compression

Toyota Launches A Wooden Car

The Ise Grand Shrine, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu, is the holiest shrine of the Shinto religion. Every 20 years, people tear it down. Then, they build it new, all from wood, without a single nail. They have been doing this for around 1,300 years. Instead of preserving a single structure, …

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Natural remedies can risk your heart, claims new study

A team of researchers has explored whether or not natural remedies jeopardise cardiovascular health.<p>Chinese physicians report in the case of a woman …

This Miracle Recipe Will Heal Your Back, Joints and Legs Pain in Just 7 Days

This recipe is an very old one made by a military doctor. This is a recipe which will keep all your bones functioning without any problems. It works …

What's wrong with the American diet? More than half our calories come from 'ultra-processed' foods

Researchers who have analyzed America's eating habits say they can sum up what's wrong with our diet in just two words: ultra-processed foods.<p>These foods -- a group that includes frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals and soda -- make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. Not only …

Nutrition

Small Business Administration

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ECONOMIST: OPEC is no longer a cartel — it's become 'the central bank of oil'

But given some of its recent actions, one economist argues that that label may no longer be applicable.<p>"I don't think they're really a cartel in the true sense of the word anymore," said Jason Schneker, president and chief economist at Prestige Economics.<p>"A more accurate description, and my vision …

Oil

Are 29ers about dead? Could this 39er be the future?

Admit it, you want to know how it rides don’t you? Though a computer generated image, it brings some interesting thoughts on where bikes could be …

Steve Martin Performs Stand-Up for First Time in 35 Years

Steve Martin served as the “very special guest” at Jerry Seinfeld‘s Beacon Theatre Thursday, a surprise appearance that marked the comedian’s first …

Associated Press Withdraws Winning World Press Photo Entry

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, the walls of targeted bars became memorials, where thousands of people spontaneously came together to remember …

Reversing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers - Photographs by Koos Breukel | LensCulture

“Sometimes a good portrait feels like a slap in the face and keeps you awake.”<p>This is how Dutch photographer Koos Breukel responds to the question, “What makes a good portrait?” Looking through his images, we come to realize how their mixture of instinct and strong technique make them difficult to …

Photography