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Qatar News 2022

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Summary There is usually some scandal associated with high-profile world events such as the Olympics or World Cup. So, the expected concerns and news stories seem to be surfacing with regard to Qatar. Some are documented and well-founded, while others are speculative. An additional concern with Qatar are the conservative laws about social behavior. This… Continue reading Qatar News 2022

Privatizing Water as a Commodity – Scarcity of Natural Resources as Demand and Population Increases

Video About Water is fundamental to life, yet it’s also a scarce commodity. In many cases, greed and mismanagement are causing this life-giving essential to run dry. What happens when water is monetized? From Australia to California, from New York to London and Brussels, this investigative documentary tells the story of the global struggle over… Continue reading Privatizing Water as a Commodity – Scarcity of Natural Resources as Demand and Population Increases

How Small Cities Are Luring Remote Workers Away From Tech Hubs

Video About As the pandemic changes how — and where — professionals work, some smaller cities and regions are offering hefty relocation incentives to attract remote workers to help jumpstart their local economies. WSJ met one family who accepted an offer to make a new home in the Ozarks. [Source: Wall Street Journal, 5 Mar… Continue reading How Small Cities Are Luring Remote Workers Away From Tech Hubs

VICE News Reporter Hind Hassan Visits Taliban Militants

Video About On February 29, 2020, the United States signed a peace deal with the Taliban to end America’s longest war. The historic agreement was intended to create a pathway towards peace in Afghanistan, but one year later, violence in the country has reached an all-time high. Under the 2020 peace deal, the U.S. agreed… Continue reading VICE News Reporter Hind Hassan Visits Taliban Militants

Black Community Leaders Speak Out Against Violent Protests

We’ve witnessed decades of violent and militant acts among right-wing extremists. Everything from incidents like the 1995 Oklahoma bombing, to more recent events like the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Right-wing extremists seem to be more heavily armed and motivated to do greater harm than their leftist counterparts. There are many examples of armed right-wing… Continue reading Black Community Leaders Speak Out Against Violent Protests

Meet the Republicans Promoting Civility and Cooperation

While public attention has mostly been on extremism within the Republican Party over the past four years, there have also been some hopeful indicators for where the party may be heading in the future. I try to support leaders across the political spectrum who seem to be independent thinkers who will put people and country… Continue reading Meet the Republicans Promoting Civility and Cooperation

Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

In his article “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection,” [Wired 7 Jan 2021] Roger McNamee has asserted that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services intentionally promote incendiary content. He states, “the algorithmic amplification of extreme content is a business choice made in pursuit of profit.” Content that incites people will be… Continue reading Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Simple Predictions About five days ago, I wrote an article stating that kicking conservative individuals and groups off of social media would result in militant extremists moving to encrypted channels of communication on the dark web to launch attacks against the nation. Now, five days later, militant extremists have moved to encrypted channels of communication… Continue reading This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Response to Matthew Cooke “Wake Up Call for Republicans” Video

Video Here’s the video. Below you’ll find commentary and response. Commentary Two days ago, Matthew Cooke posted the video shown above. It’s a compelling appeal that seems to be a kind of intervention effort designed to bring Republicans back to their traditional roots. Some of the points made are similar to concerns expressed by some… Continue reading Response to Matthew Cooke “Wake Up Call for Republicans” Video

DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)

This video from VICE News examines how big-ag corporate factory farms create conditions that could incubate and spread the next big pandemic virus. (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020) At 5m 19s in the video, VICE News describes the NPPC as the National Pig Producers Council. It is actually the National Pork Producers Council. VICE News… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)

VICE Media Wrongly Tied to Militant Extremist Group

About VICE Media In 2015, when Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit inmates at a federal prison, VICE Media was selected to be the media group to produce a video of the visit. [View] Journalists with VICE Media have been given exclusive access to people and places that other media agencies are… Continue reading VICE Media Wrongly Tied to Militant Extremist Group

Documentary: “Flint’s Deadly Water” — PBS FRONTLINE

About “An exclusive investigation into the side of the Flint story that few know about — an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease during the water crisis that continued to claim lives in the city five years later. A documentary that uncovers the extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis — and… Continue reading Documentary: “Flint’s Deadly Water” — PBS FRONTLINE