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BRAVE NEW WORLD: For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…We face the prospect of an economy with little need for humans. Advances in artificial intelligence call us to revisit basic questions about work, love, and human purpose”: (For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them – By David Korten) We face the prospect of an economy…

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CROSSROADS: Terence McKenna’s Explanation of Why Our Culture is Killing Itself

Source – humansarefree.com  – “…The answer is the individual. It is you…In the absence of meaningful leadership, and in the presence of mutually assured destruction, we are free to engage in individualism as the last stand against the rise of a technocratic control matrix. In this light, the demise of the present culture is our…

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ALTERED STATES: Parallel Universe Theory, One Past But Two Futures? – By Lee Billings

Saource  – scientificamerican.com – New theories suggest the big bang was not the beginning, and that we may live in the past of a parallel universe Physicists have a problem with time. Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s electrodynamics, Einstein’s special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work…

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MASONIC VISIONS: ‘Two Wolves’, A Cherokee Parable

Source – sapphyr.net – “…You can immediately feel more empowered by focusing on something good in your life and cultivate the practice of gratitude….We can create greater peace, confidence and a more positive outlook by learning how to manage our thoughts”: (‘Two Wolves’, A Cherokee Parable) An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life… “A fight is…

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GAIA RISING: Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels – By Lacy Cooke

Source -inhabitat.com – “…Trócaire Executive Director Éamonn Meehan said in a statement, “The Irish political system is now finally acknowledging what the overwhelming majority of people already know: that to have a fighting chance to combat catastrophic climate change we must phase out fossil fuels and stop the growth of the industry that is driving…

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CROSSROADS: ‘Birth of a New Millennium’, United States Reset Has Begun

Source – geopolitics.co – “…There are also some indications that the Trump administration will finally end the decades of government suppression against exotic technologies. This is very evident in his inaugural speech…The various space age technologies, e.g. free energy, anti-gravity, cell regeneration, that have been under lock and key for more than a century are…

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RESILIENT LIVING: Brilliant Young Minds & Their Inventions That Could Save the Planet – By Lacy Cooke

Source – inhabitat.com – “…Sometimes the brightest ideas come in young packages….from $13 germ-killing door handles to Braille printers, check out these eight teenage inventions that revolutionize the way we view energy, food, and, of course, the oceans“: (8 teenage inventions that could save the world – By Lacy Cooke) Sometimes the brightest ideas come…

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AMERIKA: How Co-ops Can Make America Great Again

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930’s”: (How Co-ops Can Make Infrastructure Great Again – By Nathan Schneider) Not many people I’ve known who lived through the Great Depression recall it fondly. I suspect…

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RAINBOW WARRIOR: The Science of Creating a Compassionate World – By Jill Suttie, Psy.D.

Source – greatergood.berkeley.edu – “…The key, Berger argues, is to use social influence for good. All it takes is one dissenting view to turn a misguided consensus into healthy disagreement. Creating a more diverse environment in your workplace or classroom can help more people feel like they belong, rather than feeling pressure to be the…

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CROSSROADS: China and the Butterfly Effect – By F. William Engdahl

Source –journal-neo.org – “…Good, well-conceived building-up projects have a definite butterfly effect, sending initially small shock waves of positive energy that amplify in time to huge transformations. Building up is far more interesting than the kind of tearing down that we in the West seem so pathologically obsessed with, waging NATO wars everywhere”: (China and…

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REALPOLITIK: ‘Back to the Future’, From the USSR to the Eurasian Century – By Pepe Escobar

Source – sputniknews.com – “…Since Dr. Zbigniew “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski had led David Rockefeller to install the Trilateral Commission in 1973, the Big Picture was always to secure US power to prevail over every other national state, thus conforming what was dubbed “global governance”. That was further expanded early in the new millennium via the…

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DAS KAPITAL: The New Class, ‘Mobile Creatives’ and the Crisis of Work

Source  – oftwominds.com – “…The new jobs that are being created are few in number and highly demanding. Jobs are no longer strictly traditional boss-employee; the real growth is in peer-to-peer collaboration and what I term hybrid work performed by Mobile Creatives (see below), workers with highly developed technical/ creative/ social skillsets who are comfortable…

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99% PROOF: The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs – By Paul Craig Roberts

Source – paulcraigroberts.org – “… Perhaps the era of fooling deceived Americans is coming to an end. Clearly the ruling oligarchy is concerned that the websites on the 200 List now control the explanations although not the levers of power. Nevertheless, if the pen is more powerful than the sword, power will return to the…

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CROSSROADS: A catastrophic climate feedback loop long feared by scientists is happening

Source – washingtonpost.com – “…We are in an interactive relationship with the sun heavily implicating (quantum) physics centring especially on magnetic energy transfer and low grade but effective crude information effected heat transferral or a thermostat effect. Demanded by the geologic record and pointed to by modern physics. The denial re. the sun not being…

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REALPOLITIK: After Fidel Castro, What Comes Next? – By Peter Kornbluh

Source – thenation.com – ‘…He outlived six US presidents and outlasted another four, a number of whom had sought his demise through assassination attempts, paramilitary assaults, and economic embargoes”: (After Fidel Castro, What Comes Next? – By Peter Kornbluh) Castro’s death comes at a particularly delicate stage in the ongoing effort to normalize Cuba-US relations.…

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CROSSROADS: How Trump Knows That Continued Global Warming Will Make Earth Uninhabitable 100 Years from Now – By Eric Zuesse

Source – strategic-culture.org – “….In the period 1991-1995, Ed Bass spent 200 million dollars on this, which was the first-ever series of increasingly rigorously controlled experiments…of Earth’s biological-and-physical ecosystem. He did it in order to find out whether this planet’s ecosystem will improve, decline, or end, if the growth of carbon gases continues on its…

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CORPRO-FASCISM: We Never Voted for Corporate Rule – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…As individual corporations grow in size, global reach, and political power, we see a corresponding shift in the primary function of national governments—from serving the interests of their citizens to assuring the security of corporate property and profits”: (We Never Voted for Corporate Rule – By David Korten) The $66 billion…

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CROSSROADS: We “conspiracy theorists” won, so why aren’t I celebrating? – By Kevin Barrett

Source – veteranstoday.com – “…Just as he offered both true and false “conspiracy theories,” Trump played on both legitimate and illegitimate outrage. He blasted legitimate targets: the Republican and Democratic establishments, the globalists, the banksters. But even as he attacked the powerful, he skillfully distracted his audience by simultaneously attacking the innocent and powerless: Muslims, hispanics,…

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CROSSROADS: Free Energy Is An Absolute Imperative For The Future Of The Earth And Humanity – By Dr. Brian O’Leary (Archive)

Source – preventdisease.com -The global ecological crisis demands radical changes in the way in which we use energy. Traditional renewable approaches such as solar, wind and biomass are attractive but can be capital and materials intensive, diffuse and intermittent. My own research and travel reveals an increasingly large number of experiments suggesting that we might…

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AMERIKA: Trump, Clinton, and the Karmic Political Wheel of the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’

Source – fredoneverything.org – “…The shift to the economic pattern of the Third World, the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, proceeds apace and there is nothing to do about it. Impunity, normal in Guatemala, allows corruption to go unpunished. Think sub-prime. Hillary is as crooked as any president in Latin America,…

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CROSSROADS: Two Sets of Solutions as the Status Quo Crumbles – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.ca – “…The “solution” that can’t possibly work is the continuation of the status quo. There are only two pathways as the status quo arrangement destabilizes, decays and decoheres: 1) a doomed nostalgia for “solutions” that are no longer attainable (for example, Cargo Cults of “endless growth”) or 2) an alternative set of solutions…

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RETURN TO EDEN: Seven Agricultural Innovations That Could Save The World – By Greg Beach

Source – inhabitat.com – ‘…Well aware of monoculture’s flaws, growers, scientists, and innovators have developed alternative methods and models that enrich the earth and produce healthy food. Time to tune out that doom and gloom and get some hands dirty – hit the jump to learn about seven agricultural innovations that could save the world”: (7…

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OILIGARCHY: ‘For Purely Technical Reasons’, Suburban Castle’s & Magic Chariot’s – By Dimitri Orlov

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.ca – “…And so the reason half of the US population now lives in suburbia and drives has nothing to do with their needs, and everything to do with the need to sell them gasoline. Some people may react negatively to the idea that their suburban castle and their magic chariot are all…

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REALPOLITIK: Unipolar No More, American Power at the Crossroads – By Dilip Hiro

Source – tomdispatch.com – “…During the next six months in a sustained air campaign, Russian warplanes carried out 9,000 sorties, claiming to have destroyed 209 oil production and transfer facilities (supposedly controlled by ISIS), and enabled the Syrian army to retake 400 settlements spread over 3,860 square miles. In the process, the Russians lost just…

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CROSSROADS: ‘The Elephant in the Room’, What Trump, Clinton, and Even Jill Stein Are Missing – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…Even markets need rules to function in the community interest, and those rules must be made and enforced by government. Claims that a “free” market—a market free from rules—best serves the common good are an ideological fiction born of the dreams of banksters”: (The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton,…

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CROSSROADS: Russian Government Orders 40 Million Citizens to Prepare for Nuclear War

Source – commondreams.org – “…According to Parry, a “propaganda war against Russia” in the U.S. and western mainstream press “is spinning out of control, rolling ever faster downhill with a dangerous momentum that threatens to drive the world into a nuclear showdown”: (Russian Government Orders 40 Million Citizens to Prepare for Nuclear War) Amid collapsed…

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REALPOLITIK: ‘Geopolitical Transformation’, The Eurasian Century is Now Unstoppable – By F. William Engdahl

Source – journal-neo.org – “…The Eurasian Century today is inevitable and unstoppable. Built on different principles of cooperation rather than domination, it just might offer a model for the bankrupt United States and the soon-bankrupt European Union, to build up true prosperity not based on looting and debt slavery”: (The Eurasian Century is Now Unstoppable…

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CROSSROADS: ‘150-Strong’, A Pathway to a Different Future – By Rob O’Grady

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.ca – “… Direct democracy is the only type of democracy there is because representative democracy is not really particularly democratic. It’s a form of majoritarian rule where people get to pretend that they approve whoever it is that represents them who quickly forms a separate class, a political class. That’s not really…

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CROSSROADS: The Hagelin Dialectic Vs. The Hegelian Dialectic

Source – hagelin.org – “…More than 50 demonstration projects and 23 published scientific studies have shown one clear result – Whenever attendance at a peace-creating assembly has increased, violent crime, warfare and terrorism have all decreased” (CROSSROADS: The Hagelin Dialectic vs. The Hegelian Dialectic) What Is The Hegelian Dialectic?  “…the State ‘has the supreme right…

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VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Economics for Everyone’, Demolishing the Myth of Perpetual Growth

Source – stuartjeannebramhall.com – “…Prior to the 19th century and the industrial revolution, all human civilization was characterized by a steady state economy in which both population and productive capacity grew very slowly….At present a “healthy” economy is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3% a year. At that rate, the size…