Wednesday, April 8, 2020

It’s Official: Bees Added to Endangered Species List

The first bees added to the endangered species list include seven types of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii that play a key role in the survival of some of the states endangered plants.

Fear strikes AT, not OUT!

Fear always translates into anger which can translate into violence. Thus, it can never strike out, only ‘strike AT!’

The two 500 lb. gorillas in the room

Who needs the super rich? I don’t. Do you?

Trump’s big loss

Settling our differences through ballots and agreed-upon processes rather than through force is what separates democracy from authoritarianism. Trump wants the latter.

The GOP crusade against health care is class warfare

The GOP's attempt to destroy Obamacare was a raid by the filthy rich on the slim resources of the poorer neighborhoods.
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Attempt to close Al-Jazeera is an attack on freedom of expression, UN says

The channel has become part of Qatar’s grand strategy, and asking them to close it down is like asking Switzerland to close its banks.

Wasted lives: The worldwide tragedy of youth suicide

Principles of goodness together with the golden seed of social justice – sharing – need to be the guiding ideals of a radically redesigned socio-economic paradigm.

Where have all the children gone?

The loss of childhood and the cruel removal of any sense of hope or of a secure future have been seeping into global discourse about children for many years now.

CIA officially accuses Wikileaks of working with Russia to ensure Trump’s election

The Central Intelligence Agency claimed that Russia used Wikileaks as “a delivery vehicle for hacked emails” that “helped” ensure Trump’s Election. The news came just as Wikileaks released evidence exonerating Assange of long-standing criminal charges.

Urgent warning: Time to hit the reset button on US-Korean policy

Given the specter of nuclear war, the rational policy is one of de-escalation.