Reading Time: 1 minute Video Gets Deservedly Bad Rap There are nasty, ugly, racist tv ads. And then there’s this. Click on picture above to watch the video. Story on this from Salon. ——–China’s Poisoned Children The Chinese government is covering up the fact that hundreds of thousands of children living near industrial areas in China are suffering Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes An offer of astounding sacrifice by seniors in Japan’s nuclear aftermath. Anger can be a healthy thing, sometimes. And cuts in children’s health care that don’t even make sense fiscally.
Reading Time: 1 minute Newt Gingrich’s secret passion—reading and reviewing spy novels. And John Boehner struggles to make the numbers work—they’re just not the right numbers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Watch out Taliban, here comes Sesame Street. A tough mushroom makes a tougher bumper. And welcome a microscopic friend.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Local police taught to fear Muslims; a death not fit for a dog; countdown to (false?) tax freedom?
WORTH READING: The Censorship Business, US Still Segregated, Don’t Shoot (Your Camera)!, No Cars Allowed
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Censorship Business You may have heard how the revolutions across the Middle East were spurred by Facebook and Twitter. You probably also know that the governments blocked these websites to counter the protestors. But you probably didn’t know that the technology used to censor these sites comes from US based company McAfee. Read more Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes How the GOP will penalize children. Why kids who play more are smarter. Money, it turns out, really does not lead to happiness. And another bad idea from the Pentagon.
Reading Time: 1 minute Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.
Reading Time: 1 minute Corporations are hitting record profits this year so where are all the jobs? Despite massive tax incentives for job creation, companies like Verizon and GE are cutting back their workforce rather than increasing it. Perhaps it’s time to provide them with some disincentives to turn the tide for America’s unemployed.
Reading Time: 1 minute Next Mideast revolts predicted. The Koch Brothers Love…the ACLU(?) And FYI on GMOS.
Reading Time: 2 minutes With the recent events in the Middle East and the union busting in Wisconsin, Americans can learn something useful about fighting back from our neighbors across the pond. In the UK, a group of ordinary citizens decided to disrupt business as usual: By spreading the word on Twitter and holding nation-wide protests of the largest cell phone provider Vodafone, they demanded the company pay up for billions in taxes owed.