The Looming Environment Disaster in Missouri Nobody Mentions

What happens when radioactive byproduct from the Manhattan Project comes into contact with an “underground fire” at a landfill? Read more to understand why I don’t believe present day man is capable of safely handling radioactive materials and therefore nuclear power is off the table as an option. Especially when solar, wind and sea turbine power have no similar destructive down sides.

World braces for Puerto Rico sovereign debt default

Puerto Rico is scrambling to meet the deadline of midnight tonight—4 January—to make a US$1 billion payment on its US$72 billion national debt. It is unlikely to be able to do so, setting the stage for a US$72 billion default. This is looming as the first financial shock of 2016, and coincides with the knock-on effect of December’s US interest rate rise, the run of bank collapses in Italy, depositor “bail-in” officially coming into effect across the EU as of 1 January, and the expected defaults on potentially trillions of dollars’ worth of junk bonds in the resources sector. All of this underscores the extreme urgency of a full Glass-Steagall separation of real banking from financial speculation, so that everyday citizens and daily economic functions can be protected from the fast-approaching global financial meltdown.

Why WWIII Is On The Horizon — Paul Craig Roberts

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this constraint on Washington, neoconservatives declared their agenda of US world hegemony. America was now the “sole superpower,” the “unipower,” that could act without restraint anywhere in the world…

Batting for GM in India: Smears, Misinformation and Depoliticising the Political

In an open letter to the Royal Society (RS), author of the well-researched and fully-referenced book ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’ Steven Druker argued that the prestigious scientific institution has misrepresented the case for GMOs and has effectively engaged in a campaign of disinformation and the smearing of credible research that showed firm evidence pointing to health dangers of GM. He notes that the RS has been a partisan defender of GM foods and embraced a proactive policy on their behalf. Druker argues that several individuals holding prominent positions within the RS – and even the Society itself – have issued misleading statements in regard to GM foods that have created significant confusion and illegitimately downplayed their risks.