Larry Wines: Rachel Carson began to discern that environmental systems that were robust in terms of Earth’s natural processes were shockingly fragile when assaulted by the unintended consequences of human industrialization.
Aren’t there enough OTHER ways for the rich investor class — who are not wearing stethoscopes or reading x-rays or reading about overhyped prescription drugs — to make their money while sitting on their fat asses in front of computers connected to Wall Street?
The driving of the Golden Spike was the greatest of all paradigm shifts during the machine age. On top of that, thanks to telegraphy, it was the world’s first mass-media event.
Meanwhile, in France, the land of Gallic pride for all things French, things are in more than political disarray in a presidential election devoid of all the major political parties.
oward Beale could be as crazy as he wanted until the ratings dropped and the ad revenues fell, then they had to kill him like Caesar. Et tu, O’Reilly.
Plenty has been written on MOAB, the biggest non-nuclear weapon used by any side in any war since the end of World War II. But nobody has examined the story like we do here.
Larry Wines: The overconsolidated, unresponsive, devoid-of-human-values, fixated-on-the-bottom-line kleptocratic corporatocracy is becoming reliant on police state paradigms to invoke and enforce its path to unimpeded profits.
Anything can be kept out of the narrative. Just use the default that always works. The ultimate doublespeak, which is a real doozy—that showing you no evidence proves the evidence is of the highest order, because ‘it’s classified and will benefit our enemies if we let you see it.’
Is a second Scottish independence referendum vote ahead because the Scots—for an assortment of reasons that lack a prominent point, as was represented the first time—just don’t want to Brexit?
The Trumpsters told us America is a mess. Now, progressives agree, but only because the Trumpsters are in charge. Neither group seems very open to the fact that much of the rest of the world is a mess, and it’s largely because of America.
Larry Wines: Globally, bees are in trouble. And without bees, most food crops would not be pollinated and would not produce edible outcomes. Science knows that and has nevertheless been handed court defeats.
Larry Wines: Our purpose can also be expressed in the resonant words of venerable American humorist and writer Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936): to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Larry Wines: No change back from the losing bets you placed: not on the hopeful bet that Trump would be the foil of the perpetual war machine.