Archive for October, 2015

October 31, 2015

Bombshell! Europe Drops Charges Against Edward Snowden, Offers Asylum And Protection | The Free Thought Project

Europe has decided to join Russia in protecting US whistleblower Edward Snowden and will offer him asylum.

Source: Bombshell! Europe Drops Charges Against Edward Snowden, Offers Asylum And Protection | The Free Thought Project

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October 30, 2015

If Nominated, Bernie Will Win | Max J. Skidmore

Can Bernie be elected? To be sure. If elected, could he be effective? Absolutely. Does his candidacy threaten the Democratic Party? Absolutely not; quite the contrary. What Bernie’s rapid rise demonstrates is his own strength, flowing from the power of his ideas.

Source: If Nominated, Bernie Will Win | Max J. Skidmore

October 29, 2015

REI’s Choice to Close on Black Friday Goes Viral, Makes Bold Statement Against Consumerism | The Free Thought Project

REI has made a powerful statement by closing stores on the busiest days of the year to encourage customers to focus on nature.

Source: REI’s Choice to Close on Black Friday Goes Viral, Makes Bold Statement Against Consumerism | The Free Thought Project

October 29, 2015

20 Rare Historical Photos – The Meta Picture

Source: 20 Rare Historical Photos – The Meta Picture

October 28, 2015

More Trouble in Coal Country: Health Care at Risk for 12,000 Retired Miners and Their Families – ProPublica

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal company, is seeking release from a pledge to pay into a health insurance fund.

Source: More Trouble in Coal Country: Health Care at Risk for 12,000 Retired Miners and Their Families – ProPublica

October 27, 2015

Remember Dan Price of Gravity Payments, who gave his employees a $70,000 minimum wage? Here’s what happened next.

This post originally appeared in Inc. Before Dan Price caused a media firestorm by establishing a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, Gravity Paym

Source: Remember Dan Price of Gravity Payments, who gave his employees a $70,000 minimum wage? Here’s what happened next.

October 27, 2015

Bernie Sanders Is Actually Quite Serious About This ‘Political Revolution’ Thing | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Des Moines—When William Lloyd Garrison launched his crusading abolitionist newspaper The Liberator in 1831—at a time when Congress refused even to debate the issue of slavery, and three long decades before America would finally confront the sin of human bondage—he acknowledged that his call for the “immediate and complete emancipation of a

Source: Bernie Sanders Is Actually Quite Serious About This ‘Political Revolution’ Thing | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

October 27, 2015

Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations – The New York Times

A warrior’s tomb full of precious metals and jewels is expected to give insight into the rise of the Mycenaeans, from whom Greek culture developed.

Source: Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations – The New York Times

October 27, 2015

Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines — Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials | The Free Thought Project

During the study, a whopping 3/4 of the participants actually quit their pharmaceutical meds and chose cannabis.

Source: Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines — Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials | The Free Thought Project

October 27, 2015

Exxon Knew about Climate Change Almost 40 Years Ago – Scientific American

A new investigation shows the oil company understood the science before it became a public issue and spent millions to promote misinformation

Source: Exxon Knew about Climate Change Almost 40 Years Ago – Scientific American