Pedro L. Fragoso

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The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off

Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA Director, fulfilling her predecessor Mike Pompeo’s pledge to turn the CIA into “a much more …

Gina Haspel

100s Of White South African Farmers Apply To Australia For Humanitarian Rescue

Back in February, after literally years of scandal, abuse, and incompetence, South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma was finally forced to resign last …

South Africa

The Mississippi Man Tried Six Times for the Same Crime

One morning nearly 22 years ago, four employees of a furniture store in a small Mississippi town were shot to death. For months afterward, local law-enforcement seemed stumped by the crime. Eventually, the top prosecutor — Doug Evans — charged a former store employee, Curtis Flowers, a black man …

Death Row

Happy 21st Century! - Charlie's Diary

Shorter version is: there will be much dying: even more so than during the worst conflicts of the 20th century. But rather than conventional wars …

Universal Credit

Switzerland’s ‘Vollgeld’ banking overhaul: how reform would work

Switzerland has entered the final campaign stretch ahead of a June 10 referendum on a radical bank reform plan that backers say will make the …

Economics

Trump Just Torpedoed Obama's Signature Diplomatic Achievement, and Obama Just Responded

Only one seems even remotely familiar with what the Iran Deal actually is.<p>President Trump announced the United States was "pulling out" of the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday. As many have pointed out, the more accurate language would be that the U.S. violated the agreement, since we abandoned it …

South Asia

Flipboard on Flipboard

What it’s like to attend a flat-Earth convention<p>Akshat Rathi<p>At the end of last week, a group of people gathered in Birmingham, England for the first …

Do We Ever Really Die Online?

Social media is turning into a giant graveyard, with sometimes disturbing consequences. So what can we do to keep control of our data after we're gone? Kieran Yates looks at one of the great conundrums of the digital age<p><b>Imagine a future where your great, great grandchildren</b> are gathered around a …

Social Media

Louisiana Held a Man in Jail for Over 8 Years Without Ever Convicting Him of a Crime

In 2010 Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and presidency. Barack Obama was just heading into his second year in office. Social media was …

Barack Obama

“Money Is Gold — and Nothing Else”

This post “Money Is Gold — and Nothing Else” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Following the Panic of 1907, John Pierpont Morgan was called to …

Investing

Así fabriqué la imagen corporativa de la España actual

Los logotipos de la Policía Nacional, Correos, Renfe, de los libros de Santillana... Todos son obra de José María Cruz Novillo, Premio Nacional de …

WEB EXCLUSIVE: CNN Attacks Jimmy Dore In An Insane Way

Welcome

From Starbucks to Hashtags: We Need to Talk About Why White Americans Call the Police on Black People

“Don’t you fucking walk away! Don’t fucking walk away from me!” the 20-something-year-old woman screamed as she followed after the …

Starbucks Witness: Implicit Bias Exists and White People Need to Speak Up When They See It

When two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday for simply sitting there, being black and minding their business, people in …

The right and left have both signed up to the myth of free market

The problem for progressives is that neo-classical beliefs have taken politics to the right<p>You can’t buck the market. The turn to the right taken by politics from the mid-1970s onwards was summed up in one phrase coined by Margaret Thatcher in 1988.<p>This idea tended to be associated with liberal …

Economics

There are two Americas. In one, you can get arrested for sitting in a Starbucks.

For some Americans, there’s something terribly mundane about the news of two black men being arrested in a Starbucks for — basically — not buying anything. No one was physically injured, bystanders called out the ridiculousness of the situation, and police eventually released the men. It is a …

Justice

The 7 Best Beaches in Africa

When you think of beautiful surf, your mind may not necessarily envision Africa—but it should. The continent is home to paradisiacal stretches of sand and water, whether on the Atlantic or Indian Oceans, or even near freshwater lakes. These standouts span from the Ivory Coast to the Seychelles, and …

Ivory Coast

6 African Islands You Gotta See to Believe

These blips were once the sort of places you’d dream about but never visit. Now, thanks to better air links and new openings, they’re completely doable.

National Parks

Starbucks In Hot Water Over Arrests

Stockman: Free Money Is the Profound Enemy of Free Markets

Nueve alimentos procesados que los nutricionistas sí comen

Tres expertas de la alimentación explican qué comidas se cuelan en sus carritos de la compra

Of mice and men

The players are celebrities, the fans are fanatical and someone, hopefully, is going to get very rich. Simon Parkin meets the people trying to turn …

Black Father Gives Son The Talk About Holding Literally Any Object

NORRISTOWN, PA—Deciding his firstborn was old enough to learn about the cultural dangers of having things in his hands, African American dad Aaron …

African-American News

Not Your Grandfather’s Trade War: The Revenge Of Bad Money, Part 1

With his China Trade Wars tweet this AM, the Donald has proved once again that he has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of matters….even if by …

Economics

US Gold & Silver Futures Markets: "Easy" Targets

“i f..k the m[ar]k[e]t around a lot” RETRACTION: April 10, 2018 The original version of this article incorrectly ...

Study: Men significantly more likely to overestimate their own intelligence

A new study echoes a key finding in a growing body of research on self-estimated intelligence: men tend to overestimate how smart they are.<br>Read More

Education

Train Hauling 10 Million Pounds Of New York Excrement Stranded In Alabama

A train carrying 200 containers, or 10 million pounds of New York City sewage sludge (i.e. shit) is stuck in an Alabama rail yard, leaving a small …

New Jersey

What ‘2001’ Got Right

FRANKFURT, Germany — It’s a testament to the lasting influence of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which turns 50 this week, that the disc-shaped card commemorating the German Film Museum’s new exhibition on the film is wordless, but instantly recognizable. Its …

Artificial Intelligence

India Loves Data but Fails to Protect It

MUMBAI, India — The Indian government is in thrall of the dazzle and promise of technology, seeing in it a vehicle to overcome the inefficiencies of its humongous bureaucratic apparatus. Shortly before coming to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi positioned himself as a digital governance …

India