first the heavy moderation that’s really censorship. then the change to a new format that’s annoying and barely works. then no more friends comments in one’s fed or above the article and now signing in with FACEBOOK for security reasons!?!
do they think that they can survive with a few tabloid readers randomly clicking on side boob articles?
why would they destroy their forum?
You want to know what the best thing was about Frozen? The fjord horses. Yes, you actually can shave their manes into different 2-tone patterns.
In the depths of cyberspace lurks a press release written by the CDC, confirming that the OPV, or oral polio vaccination, given to millions of children throughout the developing world, is causing them to develop vaccine-induced polio. Instead of banning the vaccination, as one would expect, the CDC has decided in its wisdom that the best way to tackle the problem is to maintain a high rate of vaccination in all countries!
Yes, that is correct. The CDC recommends maintaining a high rate of vaccination, vaccinating as many children as possible with a vaccine that causes polio.
Don’t give me that bullshit about how, “Not all farmers are like that!” when someone explains to you what goes on in the animal agriculture industry. I did work experience on a small, family-run farm in Northern Ireland, and the standard practices employed there are deemed humane when they’re…
who deemed this humane then?
was it certified humane, is the farm part of some scheme that checks up on them? that sort of thing. tesco for instance claims all sorts of things and have been found to be lying.
As an eight-year-old, Greta Eagan wore lipstick to bed. But it wasn’t always clear to the woman behind the site Fashion Me Green that fashion was her calling.
"I always had this inclination towards fashion, but I didn’t let myself," said Eagan. "I was actually pre-med when I went to…
Our entire economy is based on the principle of continual and unrestrained growth. The Great Depression did not see a contracting economy — it did not even see the economy ceasing to grow. Instead, the Great Depression was the result of the economy growing only at 75% of its capacity. Not only must our economy continue to grow; it must continue to grow as quickly as possible. In A Theory of Power (ch. 7), Jeff Vail explains:
"Misplaced faith in perpetual growth exists as a by-product of the intensifying, hierarchal master pattern that underlies most aspects of human society. Despite the clear reality that we live within a system limited by finite resources, our entire economy rests on the need for continual growth.
The publicly owned corporation serves as an example of a pervasive pattern that cannot accept stability; if it does not provide a regular, growth-based return to its investors, it will find itself quickly dissolved. The press, politicians and the general public often rush to express surprise at the corporate decision making process. Why won’t corporations act as more responsible citizens, help protect the environment, or take better care of their employees? Doing so may provide long-term benefits, not only for society, but also for the corporation’s bottom line. Ultimately, however, the very structure of the corporation constrains it in its decision making process: it must respond to the short-term demand to increase shareholder value, resulting in the ubiquitous, shortsighted decision making of corporate America. Like the corporation, economists see serious trouble for a country’s economy as a whole if it temporarily stops growing,(4) as the debt and inflation based finance structure cannot handle mere stability. Any entity, whether a small business or a national economy, that finances its operation by borrowing money at interest must continually grow in order to remain solvent due to the demands of repaying the time-value of money. No wonder, then, that with an institutionalized demand for continuous growth, our society seems willing to ignore the clear realities of finite resources. This process begs the question: should we view environmental overshoot as a possibility or as a foregone conclusion if we continue with our present economic structure?”
… [C]ivilizations must always grow. Failure to grow makes them vulnerable to other civilizations, and all are compelled to continue the self-reinforcing, positive feedback loop of continual growth, or die trying. Civilizations which fail to grow mark themselves for extinction. Constant growth is the only condition under which civilization can persist. It cannot continue in decline; it cannot continue standing still.