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Thomas Ware

Five minutes to midnight

Two years ago, it appeared that world leaders might address the truly global threats that we face. In many cases, that trend has not continued or been reversed. For that reason, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the clock…

Whither the bees, go we

Mother Jones: A study from Purdue researchers casts further suspicion on Bayer’s money-minting concoctions. To understand the new paper—published in the peer-reviewed journal Plos One—it’s important to know how seed treatments work: The pesticides are applied directly to seeds before planting,…

Trickle down

The only thing that “trickles down” is wet and warm, and often yellow. And speaking of yellow”¦ while the vast majority of today’s politicians – those so enamored of sending our kids off to war – were enjoying multiple draft…

Forget about 12/21/12

The end of the world will be on May 27, 2012. From Worldwide Church of God preacher Ronald Weinland, a list of events that will occur before this date: Nuclear war The collapse of the United States People who mock his message…

Lest we forget

One year ago today, nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green was shot to death by Tuscon resident Jared Lee Loughner, using a semi-automatic pistol with a high capacity ammunition clip. Seventeen other people were shot in that incident, a total of six of whom died.…

Harbinger of things to come?

Willard Romney, the one-percenter Mormon, won the Iowa Republican Caucus over Christian Fascist Rick Santorum last night by a whooping eight votes”¦ with six votes less than he received there four years ago. Iowa, a state that has in seven of…

Not people, not human, less than

Corporations are artificial creatures of law. As such, they should enjoy only those powers—not constitutional rights, but legislatively-conferred powers—that are concomitant with their legitimate function, that being limited liability investment vehicles for business. Corporations are not persons. Human beings are persons, and it is an…

This is a big deal

Chemical Weapons Gone from Oregon Depot [Seattle Times] It would be hard to exaggerate the peril that was stacked in the weird concrete bunkers south of the Tri-Cities and across the Columbia River in Eastern Oregon. Inside the sheds rising…