Apparently there have been some studies recently into the psychological effects of wealth and poverty on the human mind. Lawrence Davidson of OpEd News writes.."The notion that the poor can make "free and rational choices" and thus can be held responsible for their situation is...
Behold, the power of humanity!"Activists protesting the filling of some of California’s last remaining wetlands used steel tubes to lock themselves to a fill truck around 10:15 last night in the wick drain field one mile north of Willits on highway 101. A crowd of supporters gathered holding...
Anthropologists largely agree that pre-colonized, nature based cultures only work an average of four hours a day.Societies located where winters were harsh did little more than stay warm and make babies in the winter.History has shown that medieval peasants enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half...
Should homelessness be criminalized?Last week Columbia, South Carolina joined Miami and Tampa, Florida in officially criminalizing homelessness. Over the weekend Raleigh, NC police stopped a church group called "Love Wins" from feeding the hungry, a service they have been faithfully...
How do you feel about the "Monsanto Protection Act"?This act will take away the authority of federal courts to stop the planting or sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crops.
Some will say that a system or tool such as money could not be moral or ethical; it’s how the tool or system is used that matters, but does it not facilitate treachery on a disastrous scale? Are laws and regulations enough to control this? Is it all worth it?
What are your thoughts on time banking?Just joined one and would like to hear opinions on and/or experiences with time banks. Anyone?
Why build a time machine?Just for fun, if you could turn back or fast forward the clock to any time whenever you wished, what would you do? No holds bared on this one.
Weighing the pros and cons of modern technology, determine whether humans are ultimately better or worse off than we were 10,000 years ago (the dawn of agriculture)
Why keep perpetuating the myths of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc.?
Why is it generally tolerable for men to go topless in public, but not women? This is a serious question. Why shouldn’t women be comfortable? And what is with all the consternation on the subject of breast feeding in public? Isn’t it what breasts are for? I tried to post this as a...
I am aware of Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states “Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.” And “No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.”, but what has given anyone the right to sell or allocate land...
Why is profanity (cuss/swear/curse words) bad?