Archive for July, 2012

Farewell Gore Vidal (1925-2012)

For those who have felt a progressive push behind them at times, or for those who dared to challenge their social environment; today is, indeed, a sad day. Gore Vidal has passed away at the rightful-old-age of 86. He died in his Hollywood Hills home of complications from a battle with pneumonia.

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HSBC Takes $2 billion Hit for U.S., UK Scandals

Source: Reuters By Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham | LONDON | Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:03pm EDT (Reuters) – Revelations of lax anti-money laundering controls at HSBC are “shameful and embarrassing” for Europe’s biggest bank, its boss said on Monday, and it may have to pay out well over $2 billion for the scandal and in compensation for UK mis-selling. […]

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Citizen Journalists Provide Us With Reality – Whether We Want it or Not

Let me start by saying I do not know Adam Mueller, the founder of copblock.org – I’m not even sure I would agree with his defense when he goes to trial. But, I do know that with the expansion of citizen journalism, we are witnessing a response from law enforcement that seems intent on marginalizing […]

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Copblock.org founder faces 21 years in Prison

Source: ActivistPost

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Defining a view – Agnosticism

Few people today refer to themselves as agnostics, and even fewer people fully understand what it really means to be one.   I used to be one of those people

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Your Element, Education, and Creativity

This bit is a reflection on the research put forth by Sir Ken Robinson relating to education, creativity, and passions.

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The Silenced Cries for Revolution

“The unthinking, docile majority enable the government to perpetuate the status quo and thus the world never progresses. We ardently desire revolutionary change and to live in a real democracy with wise intellectuals as leaders and government actually fulfilling its responsibilities.” – Random YouTube User

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