Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that these dendrites do more than relay information from one neuron to the next. They actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power.
A Mexican Standoff was created last month when the Tea Party pushed GOP leaders to use the threat of shutdown to block a possibly fatally flawed expansion of federally funded health coverage – you can’t even register for it on the govt website.
We still don’t know what was happening behind the smoke screen, though. All we know is that campaign succeeded mainly in undermining popular support for half of the War Party, the Republicans. By late Wednesday, dozens of anxious GOP lawmakers were ready to give President Obama almost exactly what he requested months ago: a bill to fund the government and increase the Treasury Department’s borrowing power with no strings attached. Continue reading “Obama Signs Bill to Raise Debt Limit, Reopen Government with Over 100% Debt-To-Gdp Ratio”
This weekend America witnessed a limited crash in the computer systems that manage electronic benefit transfers across the country. Within hours of the crash panicked food stamp recipients who were left with no way to feed their families rushed grocery store shelves to obtain everything they could while the system was down.
I love it when anyone puts aside bias and peer-pressured inclination, reads history from more than one side and connects the dots with common sense logic.
We’ve all heard the allegations about Bush Senior and IBM and the Corporate world of that time supporting the economic miracle that took Nazi Germany from a sleeping-in-the-streets economy to the most powerful one in Europe (from 1933 to 1937 during the Great Depression) Germany refused to enter into debt to the controlling banking elite and issued its own debt- and interest-free currency from its own central bank, just like North Dakota has done for over a hundred years. Continue reading “The Bush Family has been Running the White House Since 1980”
The film Final Hours shows a possible THEORY on how our planet has experienced five major extinctions in geologic history and how “our prolific production of greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a sixth mass extinction.”
Conservative columnist Thomas Sowell recently declared, “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
Ironically for thinkers like him, the last 35 years have redistributed U.S. poverty by redistributing wealth to the rich. The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that this has happened. Continue reading “How Redistribution to the Rich Has Broken the Back of America”
Obamacare is going to crash and burn from technical issues more than political concerns, it seems. You’ve probably already heard that virtually no one can sign up using the online Obamacare exchanges. The web forms are broken. The code is buggy. The data integration is a jaw-dropping failure.
As much as seventy percent of the human race will become obsolete within just three generations. Why? Because robotics technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that highly-capable humanoid robots with advanced vision recognition and motor coordination systems are going to take over most menial labor jobs.
Why not? Anything for profit if you don’t mind that fact that the love of money is root of all evil – life-long debt, a Permanent War Policy, killer vaccinations and addictive prescription drugs, lone nuts on Ritalin shooting up schools, US senators treated like royalty, all their money in Defense Bonds, no prosperity in sight for anyone at all fifty million Americans on food stamps, the rest trained to regard them as ‘takers’ when the rest outsourced their jobs… for money. Continue reading “US Has more People in Jail than China and Russia Combined. What’s Wrong With that Picture?”
In a furious critique that opened the UN’s General Assembly meeting Tuesday immediately before President Obama took the podium, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff blasted U.S. secret surveillance programs for violating her country’s national sovereignty, attacking its democracy, and infringing on the human rights of its citizens.