6 Ways the The Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Will Affect You

When it is finalized, the consequences for the United States will be disastrous. ________________________________________________________________ The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a “free trade” agreement that, if passed, would unite the economies of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada, Japan and the United States. The trade negotiators from these countries meet secretively behind […]

THOUSANDS – of walruses wash ashore as global warming devastates Alaskan Arctic

Survival of walruses threatened as they wash ashore on a remote barrier island ___________________________________________________________________ Survival of walruses threatened as they wash ashore on a remote barrier island just before Obama is due to visit region to draw attention to climate change The extreme loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is forcing thousands […]

As Obama’s War in Iraq and Syria Rumbles On, Are Intel Books Getting Cooked? 

The military assessments and what the public is being told may be two very different things ________________________________________________________________________ Reports from inside the intelligence community indicate that what military assessments find and what the public is being told may be two very different things Calling to mind the subterfuge made infamous by the administration of George W. […]

NASA: World ‘Locked Into’ at Least 3 Feet of Sea Level Rise

New research underway indicates that –  at least –  three feet of global sea level rise is near certain :  The operative phrase here is AT  LEAST _______________________________________________________________________________ New research underway indicates that at least three feet of global sea level rise is near certain, NASA scientists warned Wednesday. That’s the higher range of the […]

The GOP’s Shocking Attack on America’s National Forests

Two Republican bills in Congress seek to pillage U.S. National Forests in the name of corporate profit. ______________________________________________________________________________ Two Republican bills currently making their way through Congress should anger any American who cares about the nation’s forests. Introduced this summer, both bills are pro-industry and anti-environment — and seek to eliminate the public participation in […]

Why the ‘Gig’ and ‘Share’ Economy Is the Last Thing You Want to Depend on to Pay the Bills

downturn in demand / consumer needs / personal injury / sickness —  poof goes your income. _______________________________________________________________________ Robert Reich: As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow. This varied group includes independent contractors, temporary workers, the self-employed, part-timers, freelancers, and free agents. Most […]