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“The Facebook Dilemma” – PBS FRONTLINE Documentary (2018)

“The Facebook Dilemma” is a major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world. The documentary Premiered on 29 Oct 2018. The documentary examines the early years of the company through the present day global impact and repercussions of Facebook. Other issues addressed include the surveillance and data gathering aspects of Facebook… Continue reading “The Facebook Dilemma” – PBS FRONTLINE Documentary (2018)

ENERGY READINESS – General McDew Discusses Renewal Energy for National Security

In the video below, General Darren McDew (retired) addresses energy readiness in a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Questions are posed by Sen. Warren regarding military use of renewable energy. In the conclusion of the video, Gen. McDew affirms that renewable energy is a matter of national security.

GOVERNANCE – How Dark Money in Politics is an Attack on Democracy

Democracy is founded on the principal of distributed participatory governance to create a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Dark Money in politics allows small groups of people to have excessive and unfair influence over politics and policies in cities, states, and the entire nation, typically for personal gain and… Continue reading GOVERNANCE – How Dark Money in Politics is an Attack on Democracy

EDUCATION – Here’s why 18 teachers in Oklahoma are quitting their jobs

Eric Weingartner worked two side jobs in addition to his role as a full-time 4th grade teacher to make ends meet. Chemistry teacher Becky Smith’s monthly paycheck rose just $300 in sixteen years. Aimee Elmquist spent her own money to stock her biology classroom. Mary West was did the same for high school art. Teachers… Continue reading EDUCATION – Here’s why 18 teachers in Oklahoma are quitting their jobs

JUSTICE REFORM – 8 Women Run The Entire Justice System in South Fulton, Georgia

Two years ago the city of South Fulton, Georgia got to do something unusual: Build a government and a justice system from scratch. The brand new city of 100,000 residents — 90% of whom are black — broke off from greater Fulton County. One of the first things they did was build a justice system… Continue reading JUSTICE REFORM – 8 Women Run The Entire Justice System in South Fulton, Georgia

Effective and Economical Municipal Wildlife Management

Urban Wildlife Habitats Most mid-sized cities with responsible development plans will incorporate substantial greenbelts, wetlands, parks, and water areas for public enjoyment, water management, and smooth supportive integration with surrounding ecosystems. Nature and wilderness areas support popular activities like boating, bicycling, hiking, running, and skiing. These are among the top reasons people move to an area and… Continue reading Effective and Economical Municipal Wildlife Management

HEALTH – Avoiding Tumors Caused by Excessive Cell Phone Usage RF Emissions

Summary In a 2017 safety test commissioned by CBC News Canada, it was discovered that normal cell phone use results in dangerous tumor causing radiation exposure that exceeds the safety guidelines. When mobile phones are placed in a pocket, essentially against the body, radiation emissions were 300% to 400% greater than if phones are 1/4″ (5 mm)… Continue reading HEALTH – Avoiding Tumors Caused by Excessive Cell Phone Usage RF Emissions

Harald Eia: The Best Countries for Building Personal Wealth

In which society is it easiest to get rich? Contrary to common belief, it is not countries like the US or the UK that create the highest number of rich people per capita, but Nordic social democracies like Norway and Sweden. Counter intuitive as it may sound, high taxes, generous welfare states and strong unions… Continue reading Harald Eia: The Best Countries for Building Personal Wealth

The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave

[Source: Broadly, via YouTube, 10 Mar 2016] The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave. Despite the fact that the US ranks second in the world for highest GDP while Papua New Guinea falls at 139th, working women in both countries… Continue reading The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave

Iowa City Flooding Emergency and Volunteer Recovery Relief Resources

Summary. This page provides links to emergency and volunteer resources for responding to the flood crisis in Iowa City. After the flood, the words Recovery Relief were added to the title. A related article is also available, Proactive Flood Containment and Disaster Planning – Responding to the Iowa Flood of 2008. Helping With Disaster Recovery. The… Continue reading Iowa City Flooding Emergency and Volunteer Recovery Relief Resources

Lord of War

Update: 29 Apr 2022 The official Google YouTube offering of movies includes some that are free with ads. [View] When this post was created in September 2005, the movie “Lord of War” was viewable for free from Google on YouTube with ads. Now more than 15 years later, the video is not available as ad-sponsored… Continue reading Lord of War

Wargames – Watch the Classic 1980s Movie Online Free

Summary A 80’s teenager, bored by traditional high school subjects like biology but fascinated by computers, accidentally taps into the Pentagon’s top-secret computer…the USA’s NORAD system. He starts what he innocently believes is a computer game called “Global Thermonuclear War,” but the “game” is real. The Pentagon’s best minds cannot shut down or reprogram the… Continue reading Wargames – Watch the Classic 1980s Movie Online Free